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Big Bang's Afterglow: Two Scientists Recall Their Big Discovery

Fifty years ago today, two astronomers in New Jersey accidentally discovered the Big Bang's afterglow. The roaring space static their hilltop antenna detected came from the birth of the universe.

A Ukrainian nationalist carries a portrait of Stepan Bandera, founder of a Ukrainian rebel army that fought the Soviet Union in the 1930s and '40s. The rally was held on Jan. 1, 2013. While many Ukrainians see Bandera as a hero, many Russians view him as an ally of Hitler and a mass murderer. Efrem Lukatsky/AP hide caption

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Hero Or Villain? Historical Ukrainian Figure Symbolizes Today's Feud

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Comedian and actress Amy Poehler addresses Harvard University's graduating class of 2011 on the school's campus, in Cambridge, Mass. Steven Senne/AP hide caption

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Anatomy Of A Great Commencement Speech

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Anatomy Of A Great Commencement Speech

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Big Bang's Ripples: Two Scientists Recall Their Big Discovery

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Theo Croker's new album, AfroPhysicist, comes out May 20. Thomas Brodin/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Heir To A Jazz Legacy, A Trumpeter Finds His Own Way

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