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The Greatest Leap, part 3: The triumph and near-tragedy of the first Moon landing

Across the cislunar blackness, we set sail for a landing that almost didn't happen.<p>A vast, gray expanse loomed just a few hundred meters below as …

Space Exploration

Boeing’s Dennis Muilenburg says he’ll beat SpaceX to Mars; Elon Musk says ‘Do it’

So what does SpaceX CEO Elon Musk think of Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg’s claim that the first people to set foot on Mars will arrive on a Boeing …

Watch Elon Musk's Mars Colonization Update: "Making Life Multiplanetary"

Here's how SpaceX will pay for its Mars ambitions.<p>In late September, SpaceX founder Elon Musk traveled to the International Astronautical Congress in …

3 Simple Things You Can Do To Make Others See You as Wildly Enchanting | Inc.com

You might hear words like 'cutthroat' tossed around in the workplace all the time, but the reality is, it's not pure, unbridled competitiveness alone that makes you successful. The other, big part of the picture is how likable you are, or as Guy Kawasaki says it, how enchanting you are -- having …

Personal Information

Arguments against evolution, and why they’re wrong

I’ve often been asked, given my reputation as a sceptic, why I don’t challenge the scientific case for evolution and against creation. If I look hard …

Evolution

SpaceX has published Elon Musk's presentation about colonizing Mars — here's the full transcript and slides

In late September, billionaire and SpaceX founder Elon Musk debuted a fresh plan for colonizing Mars with 1 million people.<p>The focus of Musk's new presentation, which updates a 2016 talk he gave at the International Astronautical Congress, was the "Big F---ing Rocket," or BFR.<p>Musk told a crowd at …

Love it or hate it, you can’t halt the momentum of Silicon Valley

Opposition and doubt always accompany any great change.<p>The rise of computer technology over the last 30 years is no different than the invention of …

Picture Guide to Common and Less-Common Minerals

Identify Your Specimens with This Master Photo Guide<p>If you're interested in rock collecting, you know that rocks you find in the real world rarely …

Jewelry

White Cake with Cranberry Filling and Orange Buttercream Recipe

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Prepare Filling: Bring first 3 ingredients and 3 cups cranberries to a boil in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Boil, …

Scientists Have Finally Discovered Proof That Our Brains Have a Waste Drainage System

Fluid goes in, fluid has to come out.<p>Running through your body is a network of channels and junctions called the lymphatic system, which siphons off …

Mass global extinction that wipes out human civilization will begin in 2100, mathematician predicts

A mass extinction which wipes out humanity will be underway by the year 2100, scientists have claimed.<p>By the end of the century, it’s feared that so much carbon will have been added to the oceans that the planet will have passed a “threshold of catatastrophe” which leads to the destruction of our …

Climate Change

The First White President

The foundation of Donald Trump’s presidency is the negation of Barack Obama’s legacy.<p><b>It is insufficient</b> <b>to state</b> the obvious of Donald Trump: that he is a white man who would not be president were it not for this fact. With one immediate exception, Trump’s predecessors made their way to high office …

Black Voters

Did you miss totality? Relive the solar eclipse’s climax in this 3-minute video

MADRAS, Ore. – Some skywatchers spend thousands of dollars on telescopes, cameras and other hardware to document a solar eclipse. John E. Hoots did …

Solar Eclipse

China Is on Its Way to Being the Next Tech Superpower

My recent trip to Beijing and Shanghai has me convinced China is the next technological superpower.This blog lays out the data so you can make your …

China

Laniakea: Visualizing Our Home Supercluster

Very cool new visualization of Laniakea: Our Home Supercluster, which is the supercluster of galaxies that includes the Milky Way. Check out the …

Universe

An Animated Guide to Nature’s Best Wayfinding Secrets

Learn to navigate with the moon, stars, trees, and more.<p>Tristan Gooley is an expert at what he calls “natural navigation.” In a series of fascinating …

Experience the Voyager Golden Record at San Francisco's Exploratorium, August 3

On August 3 in celebration of the 40th anniversary month of the Voyager interstellar mission, please join me at San Francisco's Exploratorium to …

Here’s The Space Hotel That Won A Recent NASA Competition

Looking to the future of space exploration, there really is no question that it will involve a growing human presence in Low Earth Orbit (LEO). This …

Top tips for binocular stargazing

Whether you’re a beginning stargazer or a veteran of thousands of starry nights, binoculars can be your best friend.<p>You’ve probably got a pair of …

11 futuristic vehicles that could fundamentally transform how we travel

Transportation is undergoing one of the biggest transformations in history.<p>From self-driving cars to the Hyperloop, companies are investing in new ways for humans to get from point A to point B more efficiently.<p>Here's a look at some of the vehicles and transport systems that are being developed …

Bulls**t About Posture Causes Pain And Suffering

Hold up your fist in front of you and clench it.<p>Photo: niekverlaan, Pixabay<p>Keeping it clenched, how far you can roll the wrist forwards and …

Undulation Technique To Improve Butterfly

If you want to practice the Butterfly on a competitive level, first of all, you need to practice the movement which is its basis: the undulation …

Swimming

Comey Tried to Shield the F.B.I. From Politics. Then He Shaped an Election.

WASHINGTON — The day before he upended the 2016 election, James B. Comey, the director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, summoned agents and lawyers to his conference room. They had been debating all day, and it was time for a decision.<p>Mr. Comey’s plan was to tell Congress that the F.B.I. had …

Donald Trump

Meet the DIY spacesuit designer who wants to bring exploration to the masses

Cameron Smith's cramped apartment resembles a makeshift NASA lab. Swatches of flame-resistant textiles cover workbenches and drafting tables. Plastic …

The Moon You Never See

How many times have you seen the moon? Seriously. How many times have you looked up and been like: "Oh yeah, the moon. Cool."?<p>If you are old enough to be reading this, the answer should be "a lot" (probably in the thousands).<p>But here is the real question: Have you really seen the moon?<p>I don't mean …

Astronomy

Incredible video of Mars stitched together by hand from 33,000 images

If you’ve ever wanted to get up-close and personal with Mars, check out this incredible video recently released by NASA that shows the Red Planet’s …

Three Cleansing Exercises to Start Your Day Like a Yogi

As the fast pace of modern life continues to accelerate, many people in the Western world have turned to yoga for their much-needed self-care. But …

Alternative Medicine

Exercising in Your 40s, 50s, 60s, and Beyond

You’re getting older.<p>And with aging comes a certain amount of change, especially when it comes to your body.<p>Activities that you could easily do in …

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