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VIDEO: GOP Senate candidate from Missouri ignites firestorm over 'legitimate rape' comment

U.S. Rep. Todd Akin, (R-Mo.) a candidate for the U.S. Senate, over the weekend explained that he would ban abortion and didn't believe an exception was necessary in cases of rape -- because he's heard that women's bodies can shut down their reproductive systems and prevent becoming pregnant if they're "legitimately" raped.

Science, Tech & Environment

Meet the NASA scientist responsible for overseeing Curiosity's successful landing

Behind the impressive sky crane-type system that landed the American Curiosity rover on the surface of Mars late Sunday night was an Argentinian man, Miguel San Martin. San Martin first became interested in space listening to NASA's Viking mission to Mars, so his participation this time was quite appropriate.