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NASA’s bold new plan to keep the ISS in orbit

Earlier this year the White House announced it will end direct government funding of the ISS by 2025 – throwing the future of the orbiting lab into question. So NASA has a bold new plan to save the ISS: turn it over to private companies…who will run it as a commercial space lab.

Space Exploration

These three skill sets will ensure you’ll never be out of work

The greater adoption of artificial intelligence and automation will undoubtedly reshape the workforce and the skills people need to stay employed. And according to a report released by McKinsey Global Institute during the VivaTech conference in Paris today (May 24), there are three core skill …

Artificial Intelligence

Want to Become Successful at Anything? Start With These 6 Words

There are many tips and strategies to help you become world class. But none of that matters without understanding these six words.<p>Much has changed between 1956 and 2018. However, while everything has changed on the surface, at the core, we're still very much like the people who lived in 1956.<p>One …

Self-improvement

Collect $3,333 In Monthly Dividends On Just $500,000 For Life

Most investors with $500,000 in their portfolios think they don’t have enough money to retire on.<p>They do – they just need to do two things with their …

Investing

Congress and Trump are running out of time to fix a $100-billion investment in the sky, NASA auditor says

NASA's lead watchdog testified on Capitol Hill this week, and what he said about future plans for the International Space Station — a roughly $150 billion laboratory in the sky — should worry future astronauts.<p>The ISS is the size of a football field, hovers from about 250 miles up (a region called …

Ariana Grande And NASA Bonded Over The Beauty of The Universe This Week

And giant planets in particular.<p>The singer and song writer Ariana Grande is a big fan of space, and this week, she and NASA bonded over their love …

A Nuclear Reactor for Space Missions Passes Final Major Ground Tests

Scientists, engineers and reporters gathered at NASA's Glenn Research Center in Cleveland on May 2 for a news conference announcing the latest …

New research links LED streetlights to increased risk of cancer

Researchers at the University of Exeter and the Barcelona Institute for Global Health have concluded that there is a “strong link” between exposure …

Baking soda: A safe, easy treatment for arthritis?

Baking soda has been used as a home remedy for generations due to its antacid properties. Yet its benefits run even deeper, and new research may …

Medical Research

The Truth Behind This Amazing Video from the Surface of a Comet

Look at this amazing GIF. That snowy-looking scene wasn't captured on Mount Everest, or in some canyon in Antarctica. That's the view from a lander …

See The First-Ever 3D Virtual Reality Film Shot In Space, Courtesy Of National Geographic [Video]

Tour the ISS to catch up with the astronauts and hear their testimonials about what it feels like to watch Earth from space every day.<p>The National …

Great heights and spectacular sights: The 17 coolest buildings on Earth

Since claiming dominion over this drifting space rock, humans have peppered the planet with abodes and edifices both large and small. Over the past …

TIME 100: The Most Influential People of 2018 | Time.com

11 Easy Tips to Teach Your Kids Time Management Skills

Hurry up. Do you know what time it is? Let's go. What's taking you so long? Do you sometimes feel like you're raising a bunch of dawdlers with no …

These seafaring robots will search for life across the solar system

Submarines and rovers will go for a dive on the moons of Jupiter and Saturn<p>We recognize Earth as the blue planet, but it’s not the only ocean world in our neighborhood. Oceans may be concealed beneath thick crusts of ice on moons orbiting Jupiter, Saturn, and Neptune, and on the dwarf planets Pluto …

This SpaceX Rocket Ripped a Giant Hole in Earth's Atmosphere

A SpaceX rocket launched last year tore a hole in a part of Earth’s upper atmosphere ionized by solar and cosmic radiation, according to a new study …

Space Exploration

These young, black students are taking flight. Literally. All in the name of math?

Warren Hervey Wheeler was only 15 when he fell in love with flying.<p>An airplane salesman flew to Durham to try to sell his sister and her boyfriend a …

World's largest collection of ocean garbage is twice the size of Texas

The world's largest collection of ocean garbage is growing.<p>The Great Pacific Garbage Patch, a collection of plastic, floating trash halfway between Hawaii and California, has grown to more than 600,000 square miles, a study published Thursday found. That's twice the size of Texas.<p>Winds and …

Pollution

NASA Marshall Advances 3-D Printed Rocket Engine Nozzle Technology

Through hot-fire testing at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center, engineers put this nozzle through its paces, accumulating more than 1,040 seconds at …

How to make $400,000 a year writing about what you love — according to someone who's doing it

After posting my blogging income report from last year (where I made $401,681 with my blogging side hustle), I've been getting a lot of reader questions about how much money can you actually make blogging? I think blogging is the perfect side hustle because you can do it in your own time, you can …

The Insane Beauty of the Largest Photo Ever Taken by NASA

Ever wondered what a trillion stars looks like? Reddit user floatyverve transformed the largest, most high-resolution photo ever taken by NASA into a …

Our World in Data

Public Sector

The short history of global living conditions and why it matters that we know it

This is the introduction to Our World in Data – the web publication that shows how global living conditions are changing. This text was previously …

An amateur astronomer accidentally caught an exploding star on camera—and it gets better

He was excited to test his new camera, but he also captured something totally unique.<p>Victor Buso was looking forward to testing his new camera on September 20, 2016. The locksmith and amateur astronomer waited for nightfall and headed out to his rooftop observatory in the city of Rosario, …

AOPA announces 2018 scholarship programs

AOPA has announced that applications will be accepted starting Feb. 1 for three scholarship programs, two to help student pilots in training earn …

20+ Science Facts We Didn't Know at The Start of 2017

It's been an incredible year for science.<p><b>1.</b> The speed of gravity is pretty much identical to the speed of light! This year, for the first time ever, …

China’s great leap forward in science

There is always a certain fraction of talented, innovative people. China has the advantage of having lots of people<p>I first met Xiaogang Peng in the summer of 1992 at Jilin University in Changchun, in the remote north-east of China, where he was a postgraduate student in the department of chemistry. …

China

Infographic Guide To Being A Self-Employed Photographer

There’s a good chance that if you’re frequenting SLR Lounge that you are an aspiring, part time, or working photographer. Those belonging to the …

Photography