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Mystery lasers spotted shooting out from nebula

It’s an enormous explosion: two symmetrical, billowing bubbles of gas reaching out to form what we call the Ant Nebula. Now the pulse of lasers has …

Universe

SpaceX rocket will make a pit stop 305 miles up to deploy NASA satellites before moving on

Tuesday is the planned launch for a SpaceX Falcon 9 carrying two payloads to orbit — and this launch will be an especially interesting one. A set of five communications satellites for Iridium need to get to almost 500 miles up, but a NASA mission has to pop out at the 300 mile mark. What to do? …

Space Exploration

China is creating a ‘magpie bridge’ to the far side of the moon

China’s newly invigorated space program has some ambitious goals, and one of them is something that’s never been done before — landing a spacecraft …

Space Science

England Players Could Be Banned From World Cup if They Leave the Pitch in Protest of Racism

With the World Cup in Russia fast approaching, FIFA are setting strict guidelines on how players and managers should respond to any form of racism …

Soccer

Jürgen Klopp Says “We Are Liverpool” To The Threat Of Real Madrid

The Liverpool manager is full of good cheer ahead of his second trip to the Champions League final.<p>Jürgen Klopp will hope his second visit to a Champions League final comes complete with shiny silverware when Liverpool step out at the NSC Olimpiyskiy Stadium in Kiev. The manager lost to Bayern …

Soccer

Buffon bids tearful farewell to Juve after 656 games | Reuters

TURIN, Italy (Reuters) - Talismanic goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon bid a tearful farewell to Juventus after 17 seasons at the club when he played his last match for them in a 2-1 win over relegated Verona on Saturday.<p>Soccer Football - Serie A - Juventus vs Hellas Verona - Allianz Stadium, Turin, Italy …

Soccer

Layover Guide: Frankfurt

<i>Far & Away,</i> from <i>National Geographic</i> and <i>The Wall Street Journal.</i><p><b>In Frankfurt: Deutsche Treat</b><p>DESPITE AN INFLUX of people (Frankfurt’s population swells to over a million, from 750,000, each day with commuters and business travelers), Germany’sfinancial hub has maintained its small-town character. The …

European Travel

Scottie Pippen Explained Why It’s ‘Unfair’ To Compare Michael Jordan To LeBron James

Scottie Pippen was in front of a microphone on Friday, so inevitably he was asked about the never-ending struggle between LeBron James stans and Michael Jordan stans regarding which basketball player is better.<p>Pippen has weighed in on this before, but since both conference finals seem to have …

Basketball

DEA Chief's Congressional Testimony About Legal Marijuana Angered Some, Baffled Many

The nation's top drug enforcement officer was unflinching in his opposition to legalizing marijuana and apparently not embarrassed by his complete ignorance of the relevant science.<p>4 min read<p>It’s hard to know what to make of the testimony on legalized marijuana from Robert Patterson, chief of the …

Cannabis

Hubble's Latest Batch of Space Porn Is Some of the Best We've Ever Seen

Space is mind-bogglingly vast, and it’s practically impossible for our puny brains to comprehend just how huge it really is. Using the Hubble Space …

Universe

Space Rock Discovery Boosts Evidence for Planet Nine

I’m sorry, but Pluto sucks and I’m glad it’s not a planet anymore. It’s smaller than our Moon, and it’s about the same size as several other distant, …

Astronomy

Having Babies on Mars Will Be More Nightmarish Than We Think, Study Says

While a long-term settlement on Mars could be an exciting endeavor, sustaining life there will be difficult — and that’s putting it lightly, a …

Magnetism

Liverpool’s Gegenpress and the Renaissance of James Milner

At 32 years of age, James Milner is having something of a late-career renaissance. It’s all thanks to the system.<p>Liverpool’s veteran midfielder James Milner holds the record for assists in a Champions League campaign. Not Messi, not Neymar, not Xavi or Ronaldo or Ryan Giggs. James Milner. The …

Soccer

Amazon's Lord of the Rings Series Will Reportedly Focus on a Young Aragorn

Rumours are pointing to Amazon's The Lord of the Ring series focusing on the adventures of young Aragorn.<p>A tweet from generally reliable Tolkien …

The Lord of the Rings

Scientists Calculate the Pressure Inside a Proton and It's Higher Than in a Neutron Star

The pressure inside the particles that make up every atom in the universe could be greater than the pressure inside the densest stars, according to a …

Physics

Liverpool Interest Could Force Juventus Legend Gianluigi Buffon Into Dramatic Retirement U-Turn

Liverpool are considering a shock move for Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon, which comes at the 11th hour as the Italian prepares to retire from …

Soccer

Mind-Altering Quantum Experiment Shows Time Has Never Existed

In 2012 US National Medal of Science award winner Yakir Aharonov, who is regarded as one of the world’s leading quantum theorists published a paper …

Quantum Physics

It's 3 p.m., let's watch the Beastie Boys annihilate "Sabotage" on Letterman

<b>It’s 3 p.m.! Let The A.V. Club briefly make use of the waning hours of your productivity with some pop culture ephemera pulled from the depths of</b> …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Congressman says it is un-American to acknowledge that racism exists

Rep. Mike Kelly (R-PA) said, "We don't talk about those things."<p>Rep. Mike Kelly (R-PA) is very upset that Democrats think racial discrimination is …

United States

Brazil's World Cup 23-man squad contains few surprises beyond timing

No flimflam and no messing around: Why bother naming a pre-list of 35 if you are ready to go straight to the final squad of 23? That is the Brazil …

Soccer

Spacecraft May Have Flown Right Through a Plume of Water on Jupiter's Moon Europa

Sometimes, scientists have the answers all along—they just don’t think to ask the question. For example, it appears that in 1997, the Galileo orbiter …

Astronomy

NASA To Unveil New Findings On Jupiter’s Moon Europa Later Today

A major update on Europa and its potential to host life.<p>NASA has new important things to tell us about Jupiter’s moon Europa and its potential to …

Astronomy

Mohamed Salah sets new Premier League goal record, eclipsing Shearer, Ronaldo & Suarez

Mohamed Salah has set a new record for most goals goals scored in a single Premier League campaign thanks to his 26th-minute goal against Brighton on …

Soccer

English Premier League: Final Day Roundup

The 2017-18 Premier League season concluded with the final ten games. We got closure of records, relegation, and more in a hectic day across the …

Soccer

Tool answer questions about new album at music clinic event

Tool music clinic, photo via reddit<p>The members of Tool hosted their first in a series of musical clinics in St. Paul, Minnesota on Friday night. The …

Music

Simon Pegg Doesn't Know If He's in Quentin Tarantino's 'Star Trek'

The <i>Star Trek</i> film franchise is coming out of hibernation. Two films are in development. One is to be directed by SJ Clarkson and will continue the …

Star Trek

LFC fans will love what Mo Salah tweeted Gary Lineker after Golden Boot win

Mo Salah is a lovely, humble lad – but don’t think for one minute that he’s not unbelievably confident in his own ability. The Egyptian made it 32 …

Soccer

Scientists Have Discovered a "Singing Space Cloud" That Could Explain How Stars Are Born

Wild!<p>We know that the birthplaces of stars are large molecular clouds of gas and dust found in space.<p>But what exactly determines the number and kind …

Universe

Arsène Wenger bows out with a light heart at end of 22-year Arsenal affair

The sun shone on the departing manager at Huddersfield and in the 22nd minute he received a standing ovation from the entire crowd<p>The final bow was a grand sweeping gesture, with the kind of flourish that would not look out of place on a Broadway stage. Arsène Wenger emerged for his last Premier …

Soccer

Why Knights of the Old Republic 2 Tells My Favourite Star Wars Story

When The Last Jedi was released in December 2017, it was polarising to say the least. Critics lauded it, but fans were divided; some loved its unique …

Star Wars