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Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo experiences an 'in-flight anomaly' — A spaceship that has promised to shuttle hundreds of paying customers to space when it begins commercial flights next year experienced an "in-flight anomaly" during a test flight on Friday. Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo had taken off at 12:19 p.m. ET from Mojave, CA for what the company was calling a "Halloween treat."

Massive drill bit nearly skewers New Yorkers in packed subway car — We're adding this one to our list of the many ways New York City is trying to kill us. A massive drill nearly tore through a packed F train on Thursday afternoon in what one Metropolitan Transportation Authority supervisor is calling "a near miss." "Oh my God!

Survivors of ISIS massacre tell their stories for the first time — A new Human Rights Watch report claims Islamic State militants committed a massacre in June outside the northern Iraqi city of Mosul. The report includes the first detailed interviews with the handful of survivors, who told horrific accounts of what transpired in the desert that day.

We sent our Russian war photographer to a haunted house in New York City — NEW YORK - Evgeny Feldman has dutifully documented the conflict in eastern Ukraine for much of the past year for Mashable. His photos - which have captured the Russian occupation (and eventual annexation) of Crimea, Soviet-era parades in Moscow and what life is like in Ukraine's rebel-held city of Donetsk - have vividly shown our readers the conflict through his camera lens.

Students who watched science project explode on rocket ask to try again — Now that's the spirit. A group of middle schoolers who watched a rocket explode as it was carrying their science project to the International Space Station on Tuesday night immediately asked their principal if they could try it again.

'It's gonna be loud': 7 eyewitness videos of the Antares rocket explosion — Hundreds of spectators were near the NASA launchpad in Virginia with their cameras ready to capture the Antares launch on Tuesday evening. What they got instead was a fiery explosion followed by a deafening sound. There were no injuries, and the cause of the explosion is still under investigation.

Unmanned rocket explodes during NASA launch — A private, unmanned rocket exploded shortly after taking off at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia Tuesday night. The Antares rocket, owned by Orbital Sciences, which has a NASA contract to deliver supplies to the International Space Station. It was carrying 5,000 pounds of cargo that included science experiments, food, clothing and other equipment for the astronauts.

New ISIS Video Shows British Journalist 'Reporting' in Kobani — The Islamic State seems to have found a new role for its British hostage, photojournalist John Cantlie. The militant group's media arm released a new propaganda video on Monday that appears to show Cantlie, who was kidnapped in Syria in 2012, "reporting" from the embattled Syrian city of Kobani, near the Turkish border.

Doctors Returning to NY-Area Airports From West Africa Will Be Quarantined — As word spread Thursday night that a New York doctor who recently treated Ebola patients in West Africa was now infected with the disease, many began to wonder why he hadn't been quarantined immediately upon his return to a densely populated city of 8 million people.

Ebola-Free Nurse Nina Pham Got a Big Ol' Hug From President Obama — President Barack Obama gave the nurse recently declared Ebola-free a big ol' presidential hug on Friday, hours after she was released from isolation at the National Institutes of Health in Maryland. Nina Pham, 26, thanked God, her family and friends on Friday as she was discharged form the hospital.
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Oct 31, 2014

Louisiana Attorney General has successfully fought to keep Texas's "Ebola waste" out of his state's landfills

Oct 31, 2014

"Space is hard," CEO and President of Virgin Galactic says, echoing remarks we all heard just days before with explosion of #Antares rocket.

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