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Slow and Steady Mars Rover Finally Completes Red Planet Marathon

A time of 11 years, two months isn’t much to brag about if you’re running the Boston Marathon. It’s pretty good if you’re on...
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Student Uses NASA Internship to Develop iPhone App to Help Mars Rover

Riley Avron recently wrapped up his third internship at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory. This summer, the Purdue University sophomore developed a program for NASA...

Good News in History, January 24

Happy 50th Birthday to Mary Lou Retton, the pioneering gymnast who became the first American woman to win the sport’s individual all-around gold medal at...

Good News in History, January 3

On this day 80 years ago, The March of Dimes charity to fight polio was started by President Franklin Roosevelt, who was afflicted with the disease himself. After funding Jonas Salk's polio vaccine, the group, whose genius was in collecting small contributions of spare change, went on to spend $233 million on polio patient care, Today, they still improve the health of mothers and babies by preventing birth defects and premature birth. To honor the achievement, Roosevelt’s image was imprinted on the U.S. dime. (1938)

Good News in History, August 17

  110 years ago today, Pike Place Market, Seattle’s iconic tourist destination and one of the longest running farmers markets in the U.S., opened. With...

31-Year-old is Now World’s Best Climber After Scaling El Capitan Without Rope

Alex Honnold is being hailed as the best climber in the world after he scaled El Capitan – Yosemite's 3,000-foot sheer granite cliff – without any ropes.

Asteroid Named After Freddie Mercury in Honor of His Birthday

On what would have been his 70th birthday, this asteroid was named after rock and roll legend Freddie Mercury by his friend and guitarist Brian May.

Hawaiian Volcano Erupts Into Smiley Face Just as its Flow Reaches the Sea (LOOK)

A volcano in Hawaii broke into a “smiley face” last week as its slow moving lava flow finally reached the ocean. The Kilauea volcano, active...

Planets Line Up, First Time in a Decade for Spectacular Sky Show

Early risers are going to have a heavenly view starting Wednesday. All five visible planets will be aligned — forming a straight line across...

Solar-Powered ‘Mayflower’ to Cross Ocean 400 Years After Pilgrim Voyage

You could call it Mayflower 2.0. If all goes as planned, this high-tech, solar-and-wind-powered ship will follow the same route its pioneering namesake took, ‘from...

Astronauts Grow Salad Greens, Eat Fresh Food in Space, a NASA First

Astronaut cuisine has always consisted mainly of freeze-dried foods, but now a freshly grown vegetable garden is taking off. Astronauts aboard the International Space Station tweeted their excitement...

Retiring Teacher Steals the Show With Hip-Hop Dance Moves, Teens Go Wild

  Dance teacher Shirley Clements may be ready to retire, but this video (above) shows she can still work that “Uptown Funk.” The 60-year-old plans to...

She’s Officially Celestial: Malala Gets Astroid Named After Her

She fought for girls’ rights, survived an assassination attempt, and won the Nobel Peace Prize all by the time she was 17 years old....

India Makes History With Successful First Voyage to Mars

"India has managed to do what few other nations have accomplished (and no other Asians): putting a satellite into orbit around another planet" —...
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The Top 10 GOOD NEWS Stories of 2012

On the face of it, 2012 revealed the worst of the society's ills -- toxic partisan politics, horrific shootings and devastating natural disasters. But...
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Mars Rover Plays First Song Transmitted From Another Planet (WATCH)

For the first time in history, a recorded song was beamed back to Earth from another planet. Will.i.am's new composition, "Reach for the Stars,"...
Will.i.am with NASA astronaut

Mars Rover Plays First Song Transmitted From Another Planet (WATCH)

For the first time in history, a recorded song was beamed back to Earth from another planet. Will.i.am's new composition, "Reach for the Stars,"...
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Our Public Employees Are American Heroes

Forget about going all the way to the London Olympics for heroes. This weekend, we saw real heroes right here in America. First, look...
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Mars Rover Beats the Odds, Lands on Red Planet, Beams Back Photos

Facing unfavorable odds, the U.S. scored a huge victory, sticking a landing on the surface of Mars early Monday, setting down the largest and...
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Mars Rover to Attempt Difficult Landing on Red Planet Tonight

After eight months traveling millions of miles, NASA’s largest and most complex rover ever will attempt a difficult and complicated Mars landing tonight, August...