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The Winter Olympics: Click here for more Sochi facts and figures!
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In cyberarms race, North Korea emerging as a power, not a pushover
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Image: An artist’s illustration compares the planets in the Kepler-37 system to the moon and planets in the solar system. JPL-Caltech/Ames/NASA/Reuters

The Monitor in Space: Monitor science reporter Pete Spotts tackles asteroids, Mars, and the smallest planet yet discovered

Russian asteroid highlights astronomers’ challenge: predicting such space objects

Curiosity makes history with scoop - and begins Mars mission in earnest

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Image: An artist’s illustration compares the planets in the Kepler-37 system to the moon and planets in the solar system. JPL-Caltech/Ames/NASA/Reuters

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Olympic medal count: USA sets historic gold medal mark
 http://ow.ly/cUMaU 

Olympic medal count: USA sets historic gold medal mark

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