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The Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko smells of rotten eggs, drunk people and horses.

European Scientists Conclude That Distant Comet Smells Terrible

A European spacecraft orbiting a distant comet has finally answered a question we've all been wondering: What does a comet smell like?

"It stinks," says Kathrin Altwegg, a researcher at the University of Bern in Switzerland who runs an instrument called ROSINA that picked up the odor.

Dontey Carter (from left), Mel Moffitt, Lenard Smith, Ned Alexander and Allen Frazier are all members of the Lost Voices group, formed after Michael Brown's death in August. They say they want to ensure justice for Michael Brown and other unarmed individuals killed by police officers.

With Ferguson Protests, 20-Somethings Become First-Time Activists

In the weeks after 18-year-old Michael Brown was shot by a white police officer in Ferguson, Mo., protesters gathered daily at the site of a burned-out convenience store.

About a block away, the empty lot of a boarded-up restaurant became the campsite for a group of young activists called the Lost Voices. During the protests, the group "invited all the people who can't come out every day and wanted to share the experience with us," says Lenard Smith.

Local Headlines

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Author:  Josh Medore YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Following 200 hours of discussion spanning 11 months, Youngstown CityScape and Wick Neighbors, Inc. are merging, expanding the area and type of projects that will be undertaken in the downtown and Wick Park neighborhoods. While CityScape has typically focused on beautification projects downtown, most notably the annual StreetScape event, Wick Neighbors has worked on infrastructure and revitalization efforts in Wick Park and Smoky Hollow. Now, under the CityScape name, the unified organization...

Thursday, October 23, 2014

DETROIT -- General Motors Co. today it posted a third-quarter profit of $1.4 billion, or 81 cents per share, up from $700 million, or 45 cents a share, during the same period last year. The gains were largely because of improved auto markets in North America and China, said GM CEO Mary Barra. "Strong global sales and growing margins in North America and China helped GM deliver very solid third quarter results," she said. "Despite industry challenges in Russia and South America, our earnings were on plan as we continue to execute our customer-focused strategy."...