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A Weapon Against Climate Change May Be Right Under Our Feet

Healthy soil may play a huge role in mitigating global warming and helping us adapt to it.<p>Scientists battling to slow climate change and cope with its effects are harnessing an overlooked, yet potentially powerful partner -- one that happens to be right beneath our feet.<p>Soil, they say, is critical …

This Space Mission Could Upend Our Basic Notions of Newtonian Gravity

Stanford physicists offer an intriguing proposal.<p>Sir Isaac Newton probably didn't get conked on the head by a falling apple, but by many, if not most accounts, there was an apple and it did fall in his presence. Having witnessed such an event, the natural philosopher dared wonder why the apple, …

Physics

Here's the insane process the government uses to maintain its spy planes

The plane is unquestionably an engineering marvel.<p>Built by Lockheed Martin, the plane is capable of flying for 12 hours at an altitude of 70,000 feet (13 miles above ground), which is about twice the altitude of commercial jets. The stealth plane also carries about carries some of the world's most …

This Silicon Valley entrepreneur’s $88 million estate is the pinnacle of work-life balance

Tech entrepreneur Kumar Malavalli just put his Silicon Valley estate on the market for $88 million, making it one of the most expensive properties ever to be publicly listed in the area, the Wall Street Journal reported (paywall).<p>But what’s truly stunning about this Los Altos Hills, California, …

Real Estate

The Tale Of When A Marine Mechanic Stole An A-4 Skyhawk For A Joyride Over California

In the early morning hours on July 4th, 1986, 21-year-old Lance Corporal Howard A. Foote Jr. climbed a ladder leading into the cockpit of an A-4M …

Allan McNish column: Is Formula 1 losing its soul?

<b>In the last week, there have been media reports questioning the future of the British Grand Prix and the announcement of a 21-race calendar for the 2016 season.</b><p>In combination with this weekend's stop on the schedule - the Russian Grand Prix - it is a reminder of the direction in which Formula 1 …

NASA is recycling Space Shuttle engines for a very important purpose

When finished, this rocket will be able to launch up to 2.16 million pounds into space. That kind of weight requires a powerful engine — four of them, to be precise.<p>NASA will use four RS-25 engines — along with two rocket boosters — to get the SLS from ground to space and on its way to Mars. …