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More "Megatall" Skyscrapers Coming Soon

Hope you're not afraid of heights. Experts say the number of "megatalls"—skyscrapers over 600 meters—is going to more than double in the next five …

This amazing video will make you want to jump out of a plane and drink Red Bull

Based on their adrenaline-fueled marketing strategy, one might think that Red Bull is actually an action sports production firm rather than a company that makes energy drinks. And maybe they are.<p>The latest film/ad out of the company comes from the Red Bull Air Force, a collection of sky divers and …

Extreme Sports

Having trouble paying attention at work? Maybe you're too smart.

Who wouldn't want to fill a company with sharp, quick thinkers who have nimble minds that are a veritable fount of ideas? Companies who don't want …

How much damage is the Porter Ranch leak doing to the climate?

Stephen Conley has flown pollution-detecting airplanes over some of the largest oil and gas fields in the nation. But never before has the UC Davis scientist encountered as much methane in the air as in recent months over suburban Los Angeles.<p>Over and over, Conley has flown his single-engine plane …

Exploring the puzzle of consciousness

The Wellcome Collection’s new exhibition States of Minduses science and art to unravel mysteries from memory loss to sleepwalking<p>On a crumpled sheet of tin foil in the Wellcome Collection’s conservation studio lies an odd assortment of plasticine forms. One looks suspiciously like the footprint of …

Russia's Federation spacecraft 3.5 times cheaper than NASA’s SpaceX Dragon

Russia intends to spend three and a half times less than NASA on a new-generation manned spacecraft designed to replace the Soyuz family. The craft …

This California Vineyard Is Using Drones to Make Better Wine

One day last fall, a drone lazily circled above Hahn Estate Winery, home to 1,100 acres of grapes in California’s Santa Lucia Highlands.<p>The drone, a …

Thai, Malaysian officials to investigate whether new debris is from MH370

<b>Bangkok, Thailand (CNN) —</b> Thai and Malaysian officials will investigate whether a large piece of curved metal found on the southern Thai coast could be from missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.<p>But analysts are already at odds about whether the debris likely came from a plane.<p>The debris was found …

Watch this robot solve a Rubik's Cube in about a second

Ah, the Rubik's Cube. Few novelty puzzles have had as long of a career.<p>Since its invention in 1974, the cube has become on one of the best selling …

Robotics

Eyewitness: Spacewalk

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European Space Agency

England's new marine conservation zones – in pictures

From Lands End’s basking sharks to fantastic jewel anemones in the Celtic Sea, 23 new conservation zones offer better protection to a wealth of marine life and habitats

Shocking moment Ryanair stewardess tells passengers "We don't want to die" as ice forms on plane's wing

Disgruntled travellers claim they were delayed for several hours before the shocking comment was made<p>This is the moment an air stewardess stunned …

Aviation

Why top scientists are so worried about intelligent machines

The world's spookiest philosopher is Nick Bostrom, a thin, soft-spoken Swede. Of all the people worried about runaway artificial intelligence, killer …

Singularity

Physicists Must Accept That Some Things Are Unknowable

One of the ultimate questions about our Universe is the question of where all of this came from. When we discovered that the grand spirals in the sky were actually galaxies not so different from our Milky Way all unto themselves, it paved the way for us to truly — for the first time — understand …

There is no planet B: We’re not colonizing the Milky Way any time soon

Forget what you saw in “Interstellar.” The odds of our successfully relocating to another planet are virtually nil<p>Kim Stanley Robinson<p>January 17, 2016 4:00pm (UTC)<p>This article was originally published by Scientific American.<p>The idea that humans will eventually travel to and inhabit other parts of …

A huge black hole is literally tearing the most luminous galaxy apart

The brightest galaxy in the known universe is literally tearing itself apart.<p>The galaxy named W2246-0526 is located about 12.4 billion light-years …

Universe

The 50 colleges where students work the hardest

Niche, a company that researches and compiles information on schools, analyzed its data to find the colleges where students work the hardest.<p>To come up with this ranking, Niche looked at the academic rigor and student workload at traditional four-year schools in the US.<p>It took the academic grade …

Workload

Cow bites and spacecraft injuries enliven new medical diagnostic codes

<b>A DISASTER WAITING TO HAPPEN</b> Injuries at the library now have their very own diagnostic code in the latest revision of International Classification …

13 Ways Your Body Can Go Wrong In Space

As Tim Peake prepares to go to the International Space Station, a space scientist tells BuzzFeed why it's such a challenge keeping people alive up there.<p>On Tuesday, a Briton will go into space for the first time in more than 20 years. Tim Peake will set off in a Soyuz rocket to the International …

Space Science

Report cites 241 near collisions between pilots, drones

WASHINGTON (AP) — There has yet to be a confirmed U.S. collision between a drone and a manned aircraft, but there's a growing number of close calls as drones fly where they least belong — near airports.<p>A report released Friday counted at least 241 reports of close encounters between drones and …

Los Angeles

Boeing 737 MAX Plane Has Been Officially Unveiled

If you think that the planes you fly in are pretty old, you might be interested to learn that Boeing has recently unveiled the Boeing 737 MAX. This …

The ultimate window seat is a glass bubble on top of a plane

In a 21st century, aviation special of <i>Pimp My Ride</i>: Airplane owners could soon install glass bubbles on top of their planes.<p>SkyDeck, a 360 degree, …

Leading NASA official says we're abandoning our post on the International Space Station for a very good reason

After leaving its post on board the ISS, NASA hopes to return to a destination that NASA astronauts haven't visited since 1972: the moon.<p>It's unclear whether astronauts will set foot on the moon. What is clear, however, is that NASA's looking to send manned missions in orbit around the moon — to a …

Space

Three astronauts safely return to Earth after months in space

By Rachel Feltman<p>Rachel Feltman<p>Bio<p>On Friday morning, three astronauts ended a 141-day jaunt in space when they landed safely in Kazakhstan. NASA astronaut Kjell Lindgren, Japanese astronaut Kimiya Yui and Russian cosmonaut Oleg Kononenko were the first crew to land after sunset. But despite the …

Space

Dinosaur Blood Vessels Survived 80 Million Years Without Fossilizing

Tiny, delicate vessels that carried blood through a duck-billed dinosaur 80 million years ago never fossilized and still contain the beast's tissue, …

Dinosaurs

Amazing footage shows why the U-2 is one of the most difficult planes to land

As we have already seen in the U-2 clips taken at Beale Air Force Base, this iconic reconnaissance aircraft requires some special landing assistance from chase cars driven by experienced pilots who talk to their colleagues aboard the U-2s during take-off or landing.<p>Because the pilot's view on a …

NASA discover wreckage of rocket on the moon

<b>A rocket crash site from the Apollo 16 mission has been discovered on the moon by NASA.</b><p>The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, which has been orbiting the …

The Sun Will Blast Mars' Entire Atmosphere Into Space

The assault on Mars' atmosphere isn't coming from solar activity alone. But the first big-picture results from NASA's ongoing Mars Atmosphere and …

University of Iowa

Microsoft is going to change the way astronauts work on the International Space Station

The ISS crew, which includes two Americans, three Russians, and one Japanese person, will test the capabilities of the device in space, according to Popular Science.<p>"I actually got the opportunity to try [HoloLens] out before I launched," Scott Kelly, a flight engineer who has spent 258 days in …