It's taken nearly a decade and three billion miles to get there, but scientists are about to get their first look at Pluto.
The New Horizons spacecraft is closing fast on the tiny world once thought to be at the edge of our solar system. On Tuesday the probe will begin an intensive nine-day scientific study of Pluto and its moons.
This past week, users of the social sharing platform Reddit — one of the busiest sites on the Internet — hit a wall when moderators on several of the site's largest sections, called subreddits, locked users out.
Filmmakers are using virtual reality to make the problems of the developing world seem more ... real.
But how can you see their work?
You could buy a headset, but you might end up in virtual debt. Prices range from $200 to $500 for devices from big players like Oculus Rift, Sony and Samsung. And forking over that much cash is a problem since there's not a lot of content yet.
Four quick goals — three of them by Carli Lloyd — and the US Women's World Cup team never turned back, defeating Japan 5-2 to take the Women's World Cup. It was the first World Cup for the team since the days of Mia Hamm and Brandi Chastain in 1999.
The victory, said coach Jill Ellis, was for an audience much bigger than the team or its longtime fans, referencing women soccer's increasing popularity, particularly among the young. "I'm so happy for every little girl who dreams about this," Ellis said, moments after the match.
Looking back at the nationwide support for American troops in the two world wars, we see Americans of all stripes making patriotic contributions and sacrifices — including farmers, factory workers and librarians.