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Asteroid Belt May Be Just One Big Melting Pot Of Space Rocks

New research shows that a planetary reshuffle might have shaped the ring of rubble between Mars and Jupiter.

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'Mariachi Olympic Prince' Takes Glamour To Sochi Ski Slopes

Hubertus Von Hohenlohe will be the only skier representing Mexico in the Winter Olympics in Russia. A German prince and one of the oldest athletes to be competing in the Winter Olympics, Hohenlohe says he doesn't expect to win any medals. But he does hope people will notice his flair for fashion.

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High Schoolers Hit The Slopes, And The Books, At Team Academy

Elite athletes start their sports young and sometimes sacrifice academics; some even drop out of high school. The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association says it wants to prevent that by opening its own high school. But no mistake: Academics there aren't as important as winning.

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