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Far Out Fix: U.S. Astronauts on Spacewalk Repairing International Space Station

NASA Flight Engineers Rick Mastracchio and Mike Hopkins are working outside the orbiting International Space Station today (Dec. 21) to fix a bad pump.

They are doing the first in a series of spacewalks to replace a degraded ammonia pump module with one of the station's two external cooling loops that keeps both internal and external equipment cool, according to NASA.

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With South African Icon Nelson Mandela’s Passing, Reviving ‘Quote of the Day’

I don't do this very often, but with the passing Thursday of South African icon Nelson Mandela, it seemed like a natural to revive the "Quote of the Day."

Simple, yet powerful, just like Mandela, South Africa's former president and civil rights leader who died at 95 years old.

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Nelson Mandela Dies at Age 95

Longtime civil-rights leader and former president of South Africa Nelson Mandela died Thursday due to complications from a lung infection. He was 95 years old.

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Oxford English Dictionary Redefining Marriage

If Congress doesn't want to redefine marriage, the Oxford English Dictionary will just do it themselves. After all, that's their job.

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Police Officer Saves Man’s Life (video)

There are some heart-warming things happening in our world today.  They don't always get reported, however, so it is difficult to see sometimes with the Boston tragedy, flooding in West Michigan, etc.  News tends to focus on the bad stuff, but here is a wonderful video of a little incident that happened in the country of Columbia.

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Sea Lion a Good Dancer? He Sure Keeps a Good Beat! (video)

This Sea Lion, Ronan, really loves his music.  Check this video out.

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You Can Name a Planet in Outrageous Contest

Earth, Mars, Neptune – how hard can it possibly be to name a planet?

Now’s your chance to find out.

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rolling in his grave/flickr
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Ford Bondage Ads From Around The World. [NSFW...Sorta of]

Companies across the globe using advertising to sell their goods and products. Other countries do not have the standards or the couth that the US has. Hard to believe I understand. The Ford Automobile company overseas has gotten into some hot water for it's latest ad campaign. Its not really safe for work, but its not terrible. Just has to do with Bondage that's all.

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flickr, HowardLake
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New Words Added To Oxford Dictionary

Oxford English Dictionary has announced the words that it is adding to the dictionary this year!

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Science Could Be Close to Mapping Out Alien Worlds

Scientists are making revolutionary advancements in how they study alien planets. Recently, astronomers discovered that they could use the process of reflecting starlight in order to create composite maps of unknown worlds that would enable them to define pertinent aspects of planetary life, such as land, water and clouds. 

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What will help encourage baby making? Slow jams... awwww yeah... (Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)
What will help encourage baby making? Slow jams... awwww yeah... (Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)
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Boyz II Men Hired To Help Raise Russian Birth Rate

Russian President Vladimir Putin is a lot of things, and it turns out that one of those things is "a big R&B fan". The Soviet leader has taken an interesting angle to solving the country's demographic problem: hiring Boyz II Men. I guess the fearless leader thinks that the crooning of the boys from Philly will encourage the Russian public to get it on more. Or something.

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Nightclub Fire in Brazil Kills More Than 230 People

In a tragedy hauntingly reminiscent of the incident that killed more than 100 fans at a Great White concert in 2003, 233 people were killed early Sunday morning (Jan. 27) after fire swept through a nightclub in Santa Maria, Brazil.

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