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  • Spacewalking astronauts finish extensive, tricky cable job

    Spacewalking astronauts successfully completed a three-day cable job outside the International Space Station on Sunday, routing several-hundred feet of power and data lines for new crew capsules commissioned ...

    Associated Press
  • SpaceTech Is Venture Capital’s Final Frontier

    Throughout history, the exploration of new frontiers has yielded economic bounties in the forms of resources, living space, military advantage, and scientific research.Today, our new frontiers lie in space, which humanity must eventually colonize for minerals, energy and new homelands. As Carl…

    TechCrunch
  • Astronauts leave space station for third spacewalk

    Two U.S. astronauts left the International Space Station on Sunday for a seven-hour spacewalk to install communications and navigation aides for new commercial space taxis. Station commander Barry "Butch" Wilmore and flight engineer Terry Virts floated outside the station's Quest airlock shortly…

    Reuters
  • Big Bang, Deflated? Universe May Have Had No Beginning

    If a new theory turns out to be true, the universe may not have started with a bang. In the new formulation, the universe was never a singularity, or an infinitely small and infinitely dense point of matter. "Our theory suggests that the age of the universe could be infinite," said study co-author…

    LiveScience.com
  • No plane, many discoveries in yearlong search for Flight 370

    WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — The yearlong search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 has turned up no sign of the plane, but that doesn't mean it's been unproductive. It has yielded lessons and discoveries that could benefit millions, including coastal Australians, air and sea travelers and…

    Associated Press
  • Turn your social media posts into a paycheck

    Kurt 'CyberGuy' Knutsson reveals how

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  • Rare Roman Tombstone Discovered in England

    A 1,800-year-old tombstone was discovered at a Roman cemetery in England this week. Because of its inscription, archaeologists know who was buried in the grave: a 27-year-old woman named Bodica. "It's incredibly rare," Neil Holbrook, of Cotswold Archaeology, told Live Science. For the last two…

    LiveScience.com
  • Rare objects stolen from Fontainebleau palace's Chinese museum

    About 15 rare pieces of art were stolen on Sunday morning in the Chinese Museum of the Chateau de Fontainebleau, southeast of Paris, the French culture ministry said. These included a crown of the King of Siam, given to Emperor Napoleon III during the king's official visit to France in 1861 and a…

    Reuters
  • SpaceX has successfully launched a Falcon 9 rocket carrying two satellites

    The SpaceX team has successfully launched another Falcon 9 rocket. The craft launched as scheduled, at 10:50PM ET, from Cape Canaveral, and is set to make a "soft landing" into the sea after it has carried its payload beyond the Earth's atmosphere. The rocket is carrying two all-electric commercial…

    The Verge
  • Kerbal Space Program now offering 3D printed models of your ships

    Anyone who's played Kerbal Space Program can tell you that just getting to orbit is an achievement. Building a cool (and also functioning) star vehicle in the physics-based spaceflight simulator is another giant leap. Now players who wish to memorialize their success can do so with 3D printed…

    Polygon
  • How Jeb Bush's big bet on Florida economy may come back to haunt him

    By Jason Szep JUPITER, Florida (Reuters) - In October 2003, Jeb Bush unveiled one of the largest economic projects in Florida history: a $500 million plan to bring Scripps Research Institute to the state and build a biomedical hub he said would generate nearly 50,000 jobs in 15 years. As governor,…

    Reuters
  • The best sendoff to Spock came from the International Space Station

    On Saturday, NASA astronaut Terry Virts, who is currently aboard the International Space Station, marked the passing of Leonard Nimoy with a Vulcan salute … delivered from the final frontier, and sent over Twitter. NASA has always recognized the galvanizing power of Star Trek. Nichelle Nichols, who…

    Vox.com
  • Leaving Prison: How an Inmate Spent Her First Day Free

    Act 5: Jessie Thomas' first stop was a fast food restaurant after being released from Tennessee Prison for Women.

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  • Better plane tracking trialed after Malaysia plane mystery

    SYDNEY (AP) — Australia, Indonesia and Malaysia will lead a trial to enhance the tracking of aircraft over remote oceans, allowing planes to be more easily found should they vanish like Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, Australia's transport minister said Sunday.

    Associated Press
  • Artist's 'Apollo 18' Moon Mission Launching Onto Times Square Billboards

    The countdown is on to the launch of Apollo 18 and you're invited to witness it from New York City's Times Square. "Apollo XVIII," created by artist Marco Brambilla, weaves archival footage from real NASA missions with computer-generated imagery to form a countdown to a fictional flight to the…

    SPACE.com
  • AP PHOTOS: Antarctica's spectacular glaciers melting faster

    CAPE LEGOUPIL, Antarctica (AP) — From the ground of this extreme northern part of Antarctica, a spectacular white and blinding ice seemingly extends forever. What can't be seen is the battle raging below to reshape Earth.

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  • Exclusive: U.S. Air Force eyes 28 launches, shared investment for next rockets

    By Andrea Shalal WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Air Force may kick off a multibillion-dollar competition for 28 launches of government satellites this spring to help end U.S. reliance on Russian-built rocket engines, according to an Air Force document seen by Reuters on Friday. The Air Force's…

    Reuters
  • SpaceX rocket blasts off with world's first all-electric satellites

    A Space Exploration Technologies rocket blasted off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station on Sunday to put the world's first all-electric communications satellites into orbit. The 22-story tall booster soared off its seaside launch pad at 10:50 a.m. EST (0350 GMT), the third flight in less than two…

    Reuters
  • It’s Time for Paleo Bread: Hunter-Gatherers Were Bakers Before They Were Farmers

    Adherents of the notably grain-free diet might consider adding ancient wheat varieties such as einkorn and farro to their meals, given a new study that suggests hunter-gatherers in what is now England were eating wheat long before they learned to farm it. The paper concludes that hunter-gatherers…

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