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What if Asteroid Hits Earth?

Let’s pretend the fly-by asteroid strikes Texas. What happens next?  Today’s the big day, when Asteroid 2005 YU55 will pass within about 200,000 miles of our fair planet, and come slightly closer to the moon tomorrow.

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Privacy is Dead — Big Brother is Here

Earlier this week we learned it's possible for someone to read your text messages off your i-Phone screen from as far as 200 feet away.

Today we learn that everything you write on Facebook could show up in Google Search results.

And we learned that the CIA is now monitoring Tweets and Facebook.  Really.

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Which Languages Are the Most Efficient for Communicating?

Even though it’s their most important function, some languages communicate information less efficiently than others, according to a new study.

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Man Killed by Great White Shark in Australia Was From Texas

The man who was killed by a Great White Shark while diving in Australia Saturday was from Houston.  32 year old George Thomas Wainwright suffered fatal injuries when he was attacked by a 10-foot great white during a solo dive off the coast of Western Australia.

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UPDATE: Libyan Dictator Muammar Gadhafi Killed by Rebels in Sirte

Former Libyan dictator Muammar Gadhafi, who’s been in hiding since August when a NATO-backed rebel force seized his headquarters in Tripoli, was killed on Thursday after rebels stormed his hometown of Sirte, where the last remnants of troops loyal to him were hiding. He was 69 years old.

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Is Muammar Gadhafi Dead? [GRAPHIC PHOTO]

According to media outlets, Libyan officials are announcing the death of former Libyan dictator Muammar Gadhafi by wounds suffered when an eight-month-old revolution effort overran his hometown of Sirte.

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Nobel Peace Prize Awarded to Three Women’s Rights Activists [VIDEO]

On Friday, the Norwegian Nobel Committee awarded its annual $1.5 million Peace Prize to three champions of women’s rights in Africa and the Middle East — a woman who stood up to Yemen’s autocratic regime, Africa’s first democratically elected female president, and a Liberian campaigner against rape.

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Gohmert: Obama Will Abandon Afghanistan to the Taliban

East Texas Congressman Louie Gohmert says the war in Afghanistan is going so badly for the United States that the Obama administration is preparing to abandon the country and leave it at the mercy of a resurgent Taliban.

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