The mysterious life and death of scifi author F. Gwynplaine MacIntyre

He published witty books and short stories in top scifi magazines. But he also lived under several aliases, kidnapped and tortured a neighbor, and finally burned himself to death in his tiny Brooklyn apartment. Who was F. Gwynplaine MacIntyre? » 9/13/10 3:23pm 9/13/10 3:23pm

Spirit, the Mars Rover, Left to Die Before Its Time

The brave, unflagging Mars rover Spirit, who has lived on the Red Planet for almost four years, has been given a death sentence by the U.S. government. Right now, the little robot is resting on a sunny slope, waiting out the winter and preparing to do more tests on the Martian atmosphere. But now it looks like Spirit… » 3/25/08 7:00am 3/25/08 7:00am