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For 10 years NASA has been Photoshopping its astronauts into posters for everything from 'Star Wars' to 'Reservoir Dogs'

It makes sense, given the extreme discipline required of their job. But they like to lighten things up now and then just like anyone else, and that's on full display in the elaborately nerdy posters for International Space Station (ISS) missions.<p>The ISS is a space station where astronauts from the …

29 Useless Pieces Of Trivia You'll Want To Tell Everyone Right Away

"Yoda and Miss Piggy were voiced by the same person."<p>—Sophomaniac<p>—wofflestomp<p>—CrookedKeith<p>—McSmallFries<p>—Solgrynn<p>—monkus2k<p>—Darth_Draper<p>—kborschel<p>—youryellowumbrella<p>—ac2cvn71<p>—jimmiethefish<p>—MarlaTheTumor<p>—Abysmal_Abyss<p>—fabytta5<p>—No_name_Johnson<p>—chrisPmaplebaconRD<p>Some responses have been edited for …

Drones keep dropping drugs and porn into prisons

Used for smuggling into federal prisons a dozen times in five years<p>A new report from <i>USA Today</i> found that drones have been used more than a dozen times to fly contraband into federal prisons over the last five years, as scattered reports suggest the smuggling operations have proven popular.<p>The paper …

Astronomers Discover That Our Sun Likely Had an "Evil" Twin That Killed the Dinosaurs

Stellar Doppelganger<p>We have long known that the dinosaurs were killed by a catastrophic comet impact with the Earth’s surface but what if there was …

Uncontacted Tribes Are Not Only The Most Vulnerable Peoples On Earth - They're Also Vital To Its Future

For as long as I can remember I have considered it a very significant and moving fact that there are people in the world who don't live as we do. It …

The Latest: Researcher who helped halt cyberattack applauded

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on the global cyberattack (all times local):<p>9:25 p.m.<p>Cybersecurity officials in Britain have applauded a young researcher …

This Apollo Saturn V Rocket Is LEGO’s Tallest Toy Ever

Lego is going all-in on space travel this year. After unveiling a new Shuttle Explorer, a historic set of women in NASA microfigs, and a sweet Jekku …

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Lilium's electric personal jet manages a vertical takeoff

The Lilium jet may look like somebody's wacky concept of a futuristic aircraft that will never be able to fly, but that couldn't be further from the truth. It has recently completed a series of flight tests in Munich, Germany, proving that the first all-electric vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) …

Flying Car

Almost 300 German soldiers investigated over Nazi salutes and attacks on asylum seekers

The German military is investigating almost 300 of its troops on suspicion of Nazi sympathies and far-Right extremism, it has emerged.<p>Those under investigation include serving soldiers who gave the Nazi salute and shouted “Heil Hitler”, “Sieg Heil” and “Heil our Führer”.<p>One soldier posted a picture …

Asylum Seekers

A British teenager pointed out a major error in the data NASA collects from the ISS

Miles Soloman, a 17-year-old student from Tapton School in Sheffield, was working on the TimPix project, which lets school students in the UK access data recorded by radiation detectors during British astronaut Tim Peake's six-month stay on the ISS.<p>Amongst other projects, Peake participated in a …

Chrissy Teigen Wanted to Wear a One-Piece For Her Sports Illustrated Shoot — Until She Saw This Bikini

When Chrissy Teigen arrived to her <b>Sports Illustrated</b> swim shoot, the supermodel was hesitant to try on a bikini. This would be the first time she was posing post baby, after all. "She showed up telling me she would only shoot one-pieces, and if I could throw a blanket over the top of her, that …

Women's Fashion

Beyoncé Continues to Slay Pregnancy Announcement With Epic Nude Photo Shoot

Beyoncé announced that she's pregnant with twins less than 24 hours ago on Instagram with what's already become the most iconic photo of 2017. (We're <i>still</i> trying to catch our breath from the Internet meltdown that ensued.) But we should have known that the legendary singer wasn't done blowing our …

Maternity

An Activist’s Life: Mark Baumer Dies 100 Days into his Barefoot Walk Across the U.S.

A post shared by mark baumer (@baumerworld) on Jan 19, 2017 at 7:13am PST<p>Mark Baumer was not your typical activist. The 33-year-old author and poet’s …

Rhode Island

It's Official: A Brand-New Human Organ Has Been Classified

Your body now has an extra organ.<p>Researchers have classified a brand-new organ inside our bodies, one that's been hiding in plain sight in our …

Sweden is so damn good at recycling, it ran out of trash

Sweden, a nation with a long history of green leadership, gets a significant portion of its energy from burning household waste.<p>But a self-described …

Coast Guard seizes 26.5 tons of cocaine

<b>(CNN) —</b> More than 26 tons of cocaine worth $2 billion have been seized by the US Coast Guard and Royal Canadian Navy, officials said Thursday.<p>Approximately 100 suspected drug smugglers were apprehended at sea and turned over to federal authorities, said Vice Adm. Karl Schultz, commander of the U.S. …

Spotify is writing massive amounts of junk data to storage drives

Streaming app used by 40 million writes hundreds of gigabytes per day.<p>For almost five months—possibly longer—the Spotify music streaming app has been …

Every year of smoking causes DNA mutations that make cancer more likely

Attention smokers: For every year that you continue your pack-a-day habit, the DNA in every cell in your lungs acquires about 150 new mutations.<p>Some of those mutations may be harmless, but the more there are, the greater the risk that one or more of them will wind up causing cancer.<p>The threat …

Cancer

Canadian army investigate mysterious 'pinging' sound coming from sea floor

The Canadian armed forces have sent a crew to investigate reports of a mysterious “pinging” sound that seemed to be coming from the sea floor.<p>Hunters in a remote community in the Canadian Arctic have become concerned about a pinging or beeping sound they say they’ve been hearing in the Fury and …

Seafloor

Russia Unveils RS-28 Sarmat 'Satan 2' Nuclear Missile

Russia has declassified the first image of its new thermonuclear-armed intercontinental ballistic missile.<p>The RS-28 Sarmat could carry a payload capable of wiping out a landmass "the size of Texas or France," according to a report by the Kremlin-aligned Sputnik news agency.<p>Known colloquially as …

Chrissy Teigen Gets Naked and Poses with John Legend for Her Friend's Birthday

Is this why they call it a "birthday suit"?<p>If you’ve ever found yourself stumped while trying to figure out what to get a friend for their birthday, Chrissy Teigen has the perfect solution: Send nudes. Specifically, artsy and hilarious nudes where your fully-clothed husband’s head perfectly hides …

Austria to Demolish House Where Adolf Hitler Was Born

VIENNA — The house where Adolf Hitler was born will be torn down and replaced with a new building that has no association with the Nazi dictator, Austria's government announced Monday as it moved to eliminate the property's pull as a place of pilgrimage for neo-Nazis.<p>The plan still has to be …

German Politics

Tonight, watch Orbital ATK's Antares rocket launch for the first time in two years

The vehicle is back to resupplying the International Space Station<p>Tonight, Orbital ATK will launch its Antares rocket again — nearly two years after the vehicle’s last launch ended in a spectacular explosion. Since then, the Antares has gone through an extensive upgrade, as the vehicle’s main …

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Listen to the world's first computer music recording

If you love dubstep, EDM and other music featuring synthesizers and computer-generated audio, you have computing pioneer Alan Turing to thank.<p>Turing is believed to be behind the world’s first recording of computer-generated music. The BBC had obtained a recording from Turing’s lab in Manchester in …

Credit Card Contracts Literally Too Hard To Read For Most

A new study finds that credit card agreements are literally too hard for most Americans to read.<p>The analysis of more than 2,000 current credit card agreements by the CreditCards.com found that they are typically written at the 11th-grade reading level. But half of Americans read at the 9th-grade …

US: North Korea shrinks warning time for nuclear attack on America

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The US government is increasingly concerned that advances in North Korea's weapons program have dramatically decreased the warning time for a nuclear attack on America or its allies, according to US officials.<p>The regime's aggressive testing of medium- and long-range missiles -- …