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This astronaut found sunken treasure from space and kept it secret until his deathbed

Original Mercury 7 astronaut Gordon Cooper was supposed to be looking for nuclear launch sites on his record-breaking Faith 7 flight in 1963. He did his duty over the course of those 22 revolutions around the earth, clicking away on a camera that kept getting loose in zero gravity, barely able to …

Space Exploration

This USB Stick Will Instantly Destroy Your Computer

Whatever you do, don’t mistake this USB stick for the one holding your Powerpoint.<p>When plugged into any device, The USB Killer, released earlier this …

Cybersecurity

Earth - The volcanoes no one has ever seen

We do not see them erupt, yet more than half of the Earth's crust can be attributed to their dramatic explosions.<p>It sounds almost like a riddle. But when you understand the facts, the truth might be even more surprising.<p>The remnants of hundreds of thousands of deep-sea eruptions lie on the ocean …

Geology

The Most Dangerous Object Known To Humanity

Every August, the Perseid meteor shower delights skywatchers everywhere. While some years it’s a disappointment, either being washed out by a bright Moon or delivering a relatively sparse stream of particles for Earth to collide with, other years the show is spectacular. This year, in particular, a …

Astronomy

How's a Twin-Turbo Gallardo Do Against the World's Fastest Corvette Z06?

All-wheel drive isn't everything.<p>We all know the Lamborghini Gallardo is fast. With more than 540 horsepower and all-wheel-drive, the Italian supercar has no problem wiping the floor with just about any competitor. Somewhere along the line, tuners discovered fitting two turbos to the Lambo's V10 …

Sports Cars

Could Dark Energy Be Caused By A Reaction To What's In The Universe?

Most of the forces and phenomena in the Universe have causes that can be easily uncovered. Two massive objects experience a gravitational force due to the fact that spacetime is curved by the presence of matter and energy. The Universe has expanded as it has over its history because of the changing …

Dark Matter

Apollo astronaut deaths raise serious concerns about deep space travel

Humanity is preparing to send astronauts on longer and deeper missions into space: Mars being the target of both national and private missions. And …

Space Exploration

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Discovering the 'final frontier' of our universe

<b>(CNN) —</b> Over the last week, new images have granted us exquisite views of the final frontier that is our old, vast and mysterious universe.<p>While we may be exploring strange new worlds, like exoplanets beyond our solar system, and seeking out the potential for life on them, these aren't the voyages …

Universe

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Earth - We have the wrong idea about males, females and sex

Once upon a time, animal courtship was thought to run something like a Barbara Cartland novel. The rakish males battle it out for a chaste female, who sits around choosing the prince charming to father her young. While her mate may sow his wild oats far and wide, she patiently tends her …

Stereotypes

How Nasa's Juno Jupiter probe could be about to solve the solar system's biggest mystery of all

It is, say experts, the hardest thing Nasa has ever attempted. Little wonder, then, that the cheers of its jubilant scientists reverberated around the world, last week, as spacecraft Juno arrived in the Jovian system after an epic five year, 1.8 billion mile, journey.<p>‘Welcome to Jupiter,’ said …

NASA's Juno probe captures first-ever shot of a moon moving

In the history of astronomy, nobody has directly seen the movement of one celestial body against another, until now.<p>Pasadena, California — NASA's …

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Astronomers capture supermassive black hole as it eats passing star

<b>(CNN) —</b> A star, caught in the grips of a supermassive black hole.<p>The immense gravity slowly strips the stellar material from its parent, forming a disc of gas around the black hole as it converts gravitational energy into electromagnetic radiation, producing a bright source of light visible on …

Universe

The Juno spacecraft orbiting Jupiter has a Lego crew on board

To get kids interested in science<p>When the Juno spacecraft arrived at Jupiter earlier this week, it carried with it three tiny passengers: Lego figurines of the Roman god Jupiter, his wife Juno, and Italian astronomer Galileo Galilei.<p>The three figurines were installed on the spacecraft as part of …

Astronomy