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Shrinking Funds Shut Down Alien Search Institute

Since 2007, astronomers at the SETI Institute in Northern California have been scanning the great beyond for signs of alien life.

However, due to a decrease in the funding the institute receives from NASA and other government sources, the institute will have to shut down the powerful bank of 42 radio dishes that it uses to target unexplored planets.

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Pennsylvania City Changes Name to Title of Morgan Spurlock Movie

Starting this Wednesday at 1PM, the city of Altoona, PA, will change its name to 'POM Wonderful Presents: The Greatest Movie Ever Sold,' and keep it for 60 days.

It's all tied to the brand-new documentary from 'Super Size Me' star Morgan Spurlock, which chronicles the prevalence of product placement and advertising in American life.

According to the AP, Altoona -- which has 31,000 residents, and is located 85 miles east of Pittsburgh -- will receive $25,000 for the tongue-in-cheek product placement. It will also play host to the East Coast premiere of the film on Wednesday.

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Hacker May Have Stolen Credit Card Data From PlayStation Users

Millions of PlayStation Network users got the scare of their life yesterday when Sony announced that their personal information, including credit card data and billing addresses, may have been stolen by a hacker.

On its company blog page, Sony said that it believed an "unauthorized person" obtained information from its 77 million-strong user base -- everything from names, to addresses to birth dates.

Also at risk: users' credit-card data.

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Barack Obama Releases Long Form Birth Certificate

After years of speculation, President Barack Obama silenced critics today by releasing the long form version of his birth certificate from the state of Hawaii.

The birth certificate was posted on the White House's official website, with a statement from White House communications director Dan Pfeiffer.

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Rising Flood Waters Throughout Evansville [Gallery]

More photos from the area have been added including shots from Morgan Ave. and the Newburgh riverfront.

Around the Tri-State, many people have been affected by the treacherous conditions created by enormous amount of rainfall over the past number of days.

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Time 100 List Includes Justin Bieber, Bruno Mars, Oprah

Pop sensation Justin Bieber was just one of many famous faces to make TIME magazine's annual 100 List, honoring the most influential people in the world.

Each entry includes an essay written by another famous face. In Bieber's case, it was Usher.

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Man Takes First Steps in 20 Years With Robot ExoSkeleton

Imagine losing the ability to walk. Imagine losing said ability for over 20 years.

Now, imagine the kind of elation you'd feel if an invention came along that made it possible for you to walk again.

That's exactly how the man in this video felt after using the ReWalk ExoSkeleton robot. Designed by Argo Medical Technologies Ltd., the robot is a lightweight brace device that attaches to your legs and restores a person's mobility functions.

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