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‘Jersey Shore’ Cast Then & Now: See How Snooki, JWoww & More Have Changed

Can you believe it’s been nearly a decade since MTV launched ‘Jersey Shore’ into the world? Take a look back at how the cast has changed since the …

Celebrity News

Space scientists have big plans to avert an asteroid apocalypse

We're finally getting serious about planetary defense.<p>Despite what you may have read, a 1,500-foot-wide asteroid named Bennu is not going to devastate our planet on Sept. 25, 2135. Brent Barbee, an expert on space hazards at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, is clear on that point: “It’ll only …

Asteroids

We asked astronauts if they think aliens exist. Here's what they said

Jeff Hoffman has floated in the vacuum of space. He’s looked down at our planet from above, seen the whorls of clouds, the vast oceans, and the …

Magnetism

Why Astronomy Is Better from the Ground

When you think about what's out there in the abyss of deep space, whether you're looking out at the planets in our Solar System or the most distant …

Universe

Here's When China's Space Station Will Fall Back to Earth

Scientists have finally determined when China’s oldest space station will crash back to our planet.<p>In 2016, the Chinese announced they had lost …

Space Exploration

NASA astronaut afraid of heights, goes to ISS anyway

NASA's Drew Feustel admits to a fear that would prevent most people from becoming an astronaut.<p>NASA astronauts have to meet a lot of requirements, including having a science or engineering background and being able to pass the space agency's stringent physical tests. One issue that won't disqualify …

Space Exploration

If you downloaded the Bitcoin blockchain, you may have downloaded child porn

A new paper reveals some troubling implications for the blockchain when no one oversees what’s on it.<p>If you’ve downloaded the Bitcoin blockchain, …

Videos show an assured Assad driving himself to Syria battle

BEIRUT (AP) — Smoothly and confidently, Syrian President Bashar Assad merged into traffic at a large roundabout in Damascus before driving himself to the suburbs where his forces are battling rebels.<p>The traffic around him and pedestrians making their way across the busy Umayyad Square gave no …

Middle East

Chart Shows Bitcoin Hitting $91,000 By March 2020

Warren Buffett has concerns about Bitcoin and Allianz’s Head of Global Economics & Strategy thinks it could fall to $0. But Tom Lee, Fundstrat Global Advisors’ Head of Research, thinks it could rise to $91,000 by March 2020. Fundstrat and Lee have compiled an impressive database, statistics and …

Cryptocurrency

The International Space Station was never supposed to end like this

It wasn't supposed to end like this.<p>When the Trump administration released its latest budget proposal on Feb. 11, fans of human space exploration were dismayed to learn that it included plans to end America's involvement in the International Space Station.<p>The proposal calls for the U.S. to sell its …

Live High Definition Video From Mars? NASA Is Getting Ready

Nothing conveys the excitement of space exploration like pictures from another planet. Now NASA is planning to go one better than pictures. The space agency is aiming to launch a probe carrying a communication system that will let future missions to Mars transmit live, high definition video to …

Space Exploration

Astronaut Scott Kelly's DNA changed in space and his identical twin proves it

Space exploration is a small part let’s see if we can do this, and a large part let’s find out what we learn if we do this and that. Astronaut Scott …

An asteroid is about to embark on a very long voyage to interstellar space

A tweet by my colleague Ron Baalke alerted me to some interesting news. Astronomers have just announced the discovery of an asteroid that's highly …

Donald Trump

‘The Cloverfield Paradox’ Apparently Isn’t The Hit Netflix Hoped For

Most Super Bowl commercials aren’t surprises anymore. They’re often released online days, if not weeks, in advance, and there are frequent reports about which entertainment companies, like Disney, bought space to show off their upcoming films. But Netflix caught everyone off-guard during Super Bowl …

Bitcoin is testing $9,000, but Litecoin is the one to watch

The crypto market is doing just fine this morning, as Bitcoin and all its peers are continuing their ascent to new heights. Bitcoin is testing the …

Taliban publish letter calling on US to start Afghan peace talks

‘American people’ and ‘peace-loving congressmen’ urged to press Trump into negotiating<p>In an unexpected overture at a time of increasing bloodshed in Afghanistan, the Taliban have published an open letter expressing a desire for peace talks and calling on the “American people” and “peace-loving …

Afghanistan

Trump's calls to privatize the International Space Station impractical?

Donald Trump wants to shut down the International Space Station and get ready for private space

The White House would cut off funding for the International Space Station in 2025 and lean into a future of commercially operated habitats in low-earth orbit, according to draft National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) budget documents shared with Quartz ahead of their official release …

NBC Apologizes for Japan World War II Comments

“We understand that Korean people were insulted by these comments, and we apologize,” NBC’s Carolyn Manno read on-air<p>NBC has apologized for comments …

A Tesla Roadster wasn’t the only thing Elon Musk’s SpaceX sent into orbit last week

A tiny object was stored in Elon Musk’s Tesla that could say a lot about humanity<p>Elon Musk’s space-bound Tesla Roadster may have grabbed headlines, …

How a Nazi Made the Ballot in Illinois

The strange candidacy of Arthur Jones points to failures of democratic safeguards on every level.<p>The Holocaust denier who is running unopposed in the Illinois Republican primary for U.S. Congress doesn't describe himself as a Nazi. His party, however, does.<p>Arthur Jones now prefers the term “white …

Bernie Sanders

Starman has gone dark

Starman and his space Tesla have sent their last selfie from Earth orbit, Elon Musk announced. The car and its mannequin driver (in working SpaceX spacesuit) launched yesterday atop the Falcon Heavy rocket will eventually escape Earth orbit and travel outwards through the solar system — but not in …

Elon Musk

Jordan Peele Is Considering A Sequel To ‘Get Out’

Now that recently retired actor Jordan Peele no longer has to dodge phone calls from the producers of <i>The Emoji Movie 2</i> asking if he wants to play an eggplant, he has a lot of free time on his hands. (Y’know, outside of gearing up for the Oscars, working on <i>The Twilight Zone</i> reboot, and pitching</i> …

Entertainment

Craigslist seller claims to have 'gently used' SpaceX rocket

A “gently used” SpaceX rocket could apparently be yours.<p>An advertisement appeared on Craigslist last week for what looks to be the rocket. A picture listed with the advertisement shows the “orbital launch vehicle” floating in water.<p>“Fully loaded with onboard flight computer, launch and landing …

Space Exploration

IN PICS: Mysterious glow lights up Spain’s highest mountain

The phenomenon known as zodiacal light appears as a pyramid-shaped glow that is best viewed around an hour after sunset and is visible to lucky …

Astronomy

Record-setting spacewalk ends with antenna in wrong spot

A record-setting Russian spacewalk ended with a critical antenna in the wrong position Friday outside the International Space Station.

Space Exploration

Antartica | Secret Space Program | Aliens | We Are A Science Project Ceeded By Aliens Based On The Moon | Children Sold To Aliens For Food | Disclosure From A Top Gov’t Employee

This is Alien disclosure authorized by the U. S. Navy. This is the most revealing interview on the topics I have ever seen and I have watched many a …

China Prepares for Moon Colony By Keeping Students in 'Lunar Palace' for 200 Days

Four Chinese students have just wrapped up a 200-day simulation of living on the moon, another step in the country's ambitious lunar exploration …

These signs at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab use the Deep Space Network to point to missions in real time

A new art installation at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory taps into the Deep Space Network’s tracking software to create moving signposts that …