Web Exclusive: NASA will pay you to lie down

Web Exclusive

(CNN/CBS) - NASA is looking for volunteers willing to lie in bed for 70 days. That's it, just lie there. They'll pay you about 18-thousand-dollars, but you can't get up.  You can read books, play on the computer, watch TV, even work, but you have to stay on that bed lying down. 
The purpose of the study is to research the effects of long-term space-flight, the kind where you're strapped in for weeks, on the human body.
A U.S. court rules that "likes" on Facebook are protected as free speech under the constitution.
The case came about when employees at Hampton Sheriff's Office in Virginia lost their jobs after expressing support for their boss' opponent by liking the opponents Facebook page. 
Facebook and the American Civil Liberties Union became involved, both filed friend of the court briefs for the case.  The decision reverses an earlier ruling that said "likes" were just button presses.
It looks like Miley Cyrus' latest music video "Wrecking Ball" has created a problem at Grand Valley State University Michigan.  In the video, she swings on a wrecking ball.  Students have been imitating her, shooting their own videos using a wrecking ball sculpture on campus. 
They started posting videos online, at least one including nudity, and that prompted the school to remove the sculpture, citing safety concerns.   
Just when you thought you've seen it all from the "Hello Kitty" line things go to an even higher height. A Hello Kitty-themed plane landed at Los Angeles International Airport  for the first time Wednesday. Hello Kitty and her friends were on hand at the terminal to greet fans. There was also a lot of merchandise and treats on display. The Hello Kitty jet flies weekly between Taipei and Los Angeles.



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