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Cancer Steals the Life of Valerie Harper

A composite image comprised of optical data from the Isaac Newton Telescope and X-ray data from Chandra showing the stellar association Cygnus OB2(Credit: X-ray: NASA/CXC/SAO/J. Drake et al; H-alpha: Univ. of Hertfordshire/INT/IPHAS; Infrared: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Spitzer)

Hundreds of people reported seeing the fireball streak across the night sky late last night. Did you catch it?

Closest potentially habitable planet to our solar system found

This artist's impression shows a view of the surface of the planet Proxima b.

Summer skies light up for Delta Aquarids meteors

Known for its clear night skies, Kekaha, Hawaii, was the perfect location for <a href="">Jim Denny</a> to photograph the Perseid meteor shower passing over the Earth in August 2013. Click through the gallery to see more beautiful summer scenes.

Move over, Tatooine: Planet discovered orbiting three suns

This artist's impression shows a view of the triple-star system HD 131399 from close to the giant planet orbiting in the system. Located about 320 light-years from Earth, the planet is about 16 million years old, making it also one of the youngest exoplanets discovered to date.

NASA’s Juno spacecraft approaches Jupiter

This artist rendering shows Juno orbiting Jupiter. Juno will study Jupiter from a polar orbit, coming about 3,000 miles (5,000 kilometers) from the cloud tops of the gas giant.

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Childhood fears are common, normal

childhood anxiety

FUTURE WORRIES  Although once regarded by some researchers as a relatively harmless condition, childhood anxiety raises the likelihood of encountering serious problems later in life, researchers now say. By Bruce Bower

New Australian species is less than appetizing

bloody tomato

CUT AND CLOT  Two minutes after being cut open, the white flesh of an immature Solanum ossicruentum fruit turns red. After five minutes of air exposure, the bush tomato’s bloody color becomes even darker. By Sharon Schwartz