In a surprise announcement, Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid said in a statement that he will not be running for re-election in 2016. The senator from Nevada has served in the Democratic leadership for over a decade and is retiring at the end of this term.
Astronaut Scott Kelly will spend a record 342 days in space while his twin brother stays on Earth. Their bodies will be studied to understand the effects extended periods of space can have on human physiology.
A company is pulling together bit of internet flotsam drifting in the cloud and pegging it to specific, physical places. The hope is to one day be able to look at any area and be able to see what's happening there in real time.
Today's Takeaways: A Troubled Co-Pilot, A Retiring Senate Leader, and Tying the Internet to the Real World