That spooky white spot on Ceres? New photos show two of them.

There’s still no word on what that mysterious white spot is. In fact, the mystery has multiplied.

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    Rand Paul wins CPAC straw poll, with Scott Walker a close second

    Rand Paul wins CPAC straw poll, with Scott Walker a close second

    At gathering of conservatives in National Harbor, 17 Republican candidates road-tested their ideas.

    Do we really want to know if we’re not alone in the universe?

    Do we really want to know if we’re not alone in the universe?

    Researchers want to try to contact newly discovered planets. But some worry about the response.

    At least 6 Republican states revisit their stance of resisting Obamacare

    At least 6 Republican states revisit their stance of resisting Obamacare

    They fret over a possible court decision that would revoke subsidies for millions of Americans.

    Thanks, Kim, Nicki, Iggy and JLo. Love, plastic surgeons everywhere

    Thanks, Kim, Nicki, Iggy and JLo. Love, plastic surgeons everywhere

    Surgery to augment the size of women’s buttocks were among the fastest-growing cosmetic procedures in 2014.

    Can Bulls’ superstar Derrick Rose — and mortals like us — handle repeat meniscus surgeries?

    Can Bulls’ superstar Derrick Rose — and mortals like us — handle repeat meniscus surgeries?

    Long-term, the biggest danger is arthritis, experts say.

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    Sao Paulo’s severe drought: The remnants of reservoirs

    Sao Paulo’s severe drought: The remnants of reservoirs

    Aerial photos illustrate the serious depletion of the giant city’s water supply, a result of the driest summer in 84 years.

    A lawmaker who believes saltwater and baking soda can cure cancer

    A lawmaker who believes saltwater and baking soda can cure cancer

    Nevada Assemblywoman Michele Fiore believes cancer is “a fungus” which can be cured by “flushing, let’s say, salt water, sodium carbonate” through the body.“

    The New York City Ebola patient heard what you said about him

    The New York City Ebola patient heard what you said about him

    In a new essay, Craig Spencer says he was unfairly portrayed as “a fraud, a hipster, and a hero” by politicians and the media.

    That spooky white spot on Ceres? New photos show two of them.

    That spooky white spot on Ceres? New photos show two of them.

    There’s still no word on what that mysterious white spot is. In fact, the mystery has multiplied.

    Solar energy’s new best friend is … the Christian Coalition

    Solar energy’s new best friend is … the Christian Coalition

    The politics of solar power keep getting more interesting.

    My daughter’s peanut allergy: Constant vigilance gives way to teen-age independence

    My daughter’s peanut allergy: Constant vigilance gives way to teen-age independence

    A mom of a teenager with peanut allergies gets used to the idea of letting go.

    One day we could borrow ‘antifreeze’ proteins from ticks to resist cold

    One day we could borrow ‘antifreeze’ proteins from ticks to resist cold

    Feeling a bit nippy? For now you’ll have to stick to your hat and scarf to warm up, but one day some antifreeze proteins from a fish or a tick might do the trick.

    Astronomers find a shockingly ancient black hole the size of 12 billion suns

    Astronomers find a shockingly ancient black hole the size of 12 billion suns

    12.8 billion light years away, the most luminous object ever seen in such ancient space has been spotted.

    Man, spacewalking astronauts get to take all the best photos

    Man, spacewalking astronauts get to take all the best photos

    NASA astronauts Barry Wilmore and Terry Virts are in the middle of the second of three planned spacewalks this week on the International Space Station.

    New chronic fatigue syndrome report doesn’t help us

    New chronic fatigue syndrome report doesn’t help us

    Latest report’s focus on fatigue hampers research and takes attention away from possible causes.

    Some far-flung planets may be better places for humans than Earth is

    Some far-flung planets may be better places for humans than Earth is

    An article describes how some recently found places are superior to our ‘marginally habitable’ home.

    Who’s who: A photographer gets up close and personal with owls

    Who’s who: A photographer gets up close and personal with owls

    Audubon magazine feature amazing photos, while online you can hear some of the birds’ eerie calls.

    American eaters are losing their taste for diet brands

    American eaters are losing their taste for diet brands

    Lean Cuisine, Healthy Choice, Special K are recasting themselves as healthful rather than low-calorie.

    Peru was a crocodile paradise before the Amazon River went and ruined it

    Peru was a crocodile paradise before the Amazon River went and ruined it

    In Pre-Amazonian Peru, the crocodile was king. Seven species of crocodile, to be precise.

    Lay off the mega-doses of Vitamin D

    Lay off the mega-doses of Vitamin D

    There’s no proof it helps prevent cancer, cardiovascular disease or other conditions.

    Let’s go back to the moon. No, Mars. No, the moon.

    Let’s go back to the moon. No, Mars. No, the moon.

    A Senate committee hearing renewed the debate over the direction of NASA and American space travel.

    Geysers erupt because they’re all bendy inside

    Geysers erupt because they’re all bendy inside

    This video shows more than just a twist on one of those science fair volcano models: The UC Berkeley earth sciences professor who designed it says it demonstrates the basic mechanics of geysers like Old Faithful.

    Tracing the long, convoluted history of the AIDS epidemic

    Tracing the long, convoluted history of the AIDS epidemic

    The narrative usually focuses on a flight attendant in the 1980s. But the epidemic’s origins can be traced to Cameroon in the early 1900s, according to author David Quammen.

    Why a coffee is more likely to spill than a latte

    Why a coffee is more likely to spill than a latte

    It doesn’t take a team of physicists to figure out that foamy liquids are less splishy -splashy than those without bubbles, but one team of physicists did try to figure out why.

    This Alaskan village is living on thin ice — and needs to be moved

    This Alaskan village is living on thin ice — and needs to be moved

    In tiny Kivalina, climate change has thinned the ice so much that the government says it may be too dangerous to live here.

    Missing link in the form of a molar pegs hippos as evolutionary cousins to whales

    Missing link in the form of a molar pegs hippos as evolutionary cousins to whales

    It’s long been thought that hippopotamuses share an evolutionary ancestor with whales.

    FTC fines marketers of two apps that claim to detect melanoma

    FTC fines marketers of two apps that claim to detect melanoma

    Diagnosing melanoma: should there be an app for that?

    Feeding peanuts to infants can reduce allergy, study says

    Feeding peanuts to infants can reduce allergy, study says

    Researchers contend feeding small amounts of peanut protein to infants who are at risk for peanut allergies dramatically reduced the incidence of the condition at the age of 5.

    The mysterious genes of carnivorous bladderwort reveal themselves

    The mysterious genes of carnivorous bladderwort reveal themselves

    How is it that the carnivorous bladderwort’s genome is bigger on the inside?

    Police turn to new DNA-powered technology in hopes of finding killer

    Police turn to new DNA-powered technology in hopes of finding killer

    A Virginia company uses DNA markers to generate a 3-D image of what the suspect might look like.

    Medical Mysteries: A weird lump in her throat — and then a raspy voice

    Medical Mysteries: A weird lump in her throat — and then a raspy voice

    What was causing a professor’s unpredictable voice and stabbing head pain?

    I know I’m probably going to die of a brain tumor

    I know I’m probably going to die of a brain tumor

    But a physician says experimental therapies may at least delay the worst, possibly for years.

    I tried a cleanse to lose weight and feel better. All I felt was much worse.

    I tried a cleanse to lose weight and feel better. All I felt was much worse.

    Grumpy, tired, and hungry was the result. So I invented a detox system that’s more sensible for me.

    Your blood pressure is borderline high. What should you do about it?

    Your blood pressure is borderline high. What should you do about it?

    “Prehypertension” is a new term that doctors hope will get people to eat better, exercise more and reduce salt.

    Obama administration proposes new rules to make Arctic drilling safer

    Obama administration proposes new rules to make Arctic drilling safer

    Interior Department unveils rules to guard environment while allowing off-shore oil in “unforgiving” Arctic.

    Giant plant waits 80 years to bloom, immediately begins dying

    Giant plant waits 80 years to bloom, immediately begins dying

    American agave plants are known for their fairly fatalistic life cycles: live, die, repeat.

    Patients are now being billed for some services that once were free

    Patients are now being billed for some services that once were free

    Health-care providers may charge for missed appointments and copies of records but not for follow-up e-mails.

    Dr. Google may not be the best way to get information for picking a hospital

    Dr. Google may not be the best way to get information for picking a hospital

    Study finds too much of the info out there is essentially advertising and can be misleading to consumers.

    What parents don’t want to hear: Tots who nap may sleep poorly at night

    What parents don’t want to hear: Tots who nap may sleep poorly at night

    Researchers analyzed a variety of studies and found nighttime disruptions among preschoolers.