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NASA is crashing a probe into Mercury today

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Bye, bye, Messenger, and thanks for the memories.

NASA’s Messenger spacecraft, which has orbited Mercury for about four years, is expected to crash into the planet closest to the sun Thursday, ending its long and successful mission

Scientists predict that when it impacts the planet, it will leave a 50-foot-wide crater on its surface.

The “impact will not be in view,” Daniel O’Shaughnessy, Messenger systems engineer said during a news…

Wildfire threatens Chernobyl nuclear power plant

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Wildfires raged out of control Tuesday mere miles from the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, the site of the world’s worst nuclear disaster in 1986, threatening to release dangerous amounts of radiation over northern Ukraine.

Heavy gusts fueled the blaze inside the highly radioactive exclusion zone, the area around the plant that was evacuated after the 1986 blast, just 10 miles from defunct reactors and a mere three miles from a spent fuel repository, Interior Minister Arsen Avakov said on…

Live: On the ground in Baltimore

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BALTIMORE — What comes next? That’s the question on the minds of Baltimore residents after a crowd of rioters looted local shops and set fire to nearly 150 cars. More than 200 people were arrested and hundreds of National Guards troops were sent to the city

Mashable is on the ground in Baltimore with the latest.

Where the violence broke out

The area where the clashes broke out is highlighted in red, about 3 miles north of M&T Bank Stadium.

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Powerful Dove experiment shows how women can choose to feel beautiful

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A powerful new video from Dove reminds us that women have the power to choose to feel beautiful

The company put up signs that said “beautiful” and “average” above the entryways of shopping centers in five cities, San Francisco, Shanghai, Delhi, London and Sao Paulo, and watched as women contemplated about which door to enter

What happens in the clip below reflects data that shows how the majority of women view their appearance

Honda’s selfie car doesn’t actually seem that far-fetched

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This isn’t funny, Honda. In the selfie-obsessed world we live in, a selfie car doesn’t seem like too insane of a concept.

Thankfully, though, the company’s new SUV that allows drivers to snap selfies while the car is in park — which Honda unveiled at the New York Auto Show on Wednesday — is just an April Fools’ joke.

The HR-V Selfie Edition is equipped with 10 hidden cameras, including one on the driver’s visor, a rear-view camera next to the badge on the back and one on each side…

Google to pay new CFO $70 million in next two years

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Ruth Porat has at least 70 million reasons to leave her job on Wall Street.

Google has agreed to pay Porat, its new CFO, about $70 million in total compensation as of next year, according to an SEC filing on Thursday. That includes a $5 million signing bonus, a $25 million new hire grant that begins vesting at the end of this year and a $40 million biennial grant beginning in 2016.

Porat will also get a modest $7,500 to relocate to Google’s Mountain View headquarters.

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Shoot the scene outside your window for our photo challenge

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For this week’s photo mission, shoot through glass to capture what you see outside your windowMashable is partnering with Windex to bring you this challenge.

The scenery can be just about anything — the beautiful suburbs seen from your living room window, the hustle and bustle outside your office building, or a breathtaking cityscape from a high-up observation deck.

It’s always interesting to see through another person’s point of…

They meet on Instagram, then they risk arrest for their next shot

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At a time when images of the world are proliferating faster than any one of us can view them, there are few things left undocumented.

But some views of the world remain off limits — except to those willing to take some risks. A video by All Points Project, a new show on the Seeker Stories YouTube channel, highlights some of the photographers who are risking arrest and even their own safety to get the perfect shot.

Google’s latest Street View project uses ziplines to showcase Brazilian rainforests

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Google just added zipline to the growing list of ways it’s captured Street View images from far-flung locations around the world.

The company’s newest collection of Street View photography used a zipline to help document the upper canopy of an Amazon rainforest.

The latest images, the result of a partnership with the Amazonas Sustainable Foundation (FAS), allow you to view the trees and other plant life in a section of the…

Google’s latest Street View project uses ziplines to showcase Brazilian rainforests

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Google just added zipline to the growing list of ways it’s captured Street View images from far-flung locations around the world.

The company’s newest collection of Street View photography used a zipline to help document the upper canopy of an Amazon rainforest.

The latest images, the result of a partnership with the Amazonas Sustainable Foundation (FAS), allow you to view the trees and other plant life in a section of the…