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Can You Find the Perfectly Camouflaged Snow Leopard Hidden on This Mountainside?

There’s a good reason it’s so difficult for photographers and film crews to capture the elusive snow leopard in the wild. The animal’s not only a …

Brand new Nest Cam IQ has a crazy feature no rival security camera can dream of

With so many different options out there, it’s difficult to call any single home security camera the “best.” That said, the brand new Nest Cam IQ …

One Chart Shows How Much SpaceX Has Come to Dominate Rocket Launches

The Space Exploration Technologies Corporation is starting to take the lion's share of global launches.<p>Ever since SpaceX first launched a Falcon 9 rocket in June 2010, the spaceflight corporation has been slowly but surely clawing its way up the launch vehicle food chain. Recent contracts for high …

Space Travel

Hubble sees dancing brown dwarfs caught in cosmic waltz

Bigger than a gas giant planet like Jupiter. Smaller than a star. A brown dwarf, sometimes called a "failed star," occupies an interesting middle ground between the two. NASA highlighted an image from the Hubble Space Telescope last week showing two brown dwarfs locked in a celestial dance with …

Cosmology

History of Human Space Flight

From the early days of Mercury to the lunar adventures of Apollo, from the innovation of the space shuttle to the technological advancements of the …

12 Important Career Lessons Most People Learn Too Late in Life

Here are the 12 best career lessons everyone should take to heart early in their careers.<p>If there's one thing we all have in common, it's that we all make mistakes along the way (and hopefully learn valuable lessons from them). But if you're smart, you'll learn as much as possible from the mistakes …

Self-improvement

Great NASA Publicity Photos Since the Sixties

Invasion vs Arrowverse crossover: Here's what's different from the comic

<b>Warning: This story contains major spoilers from the Arrow-Flash-Supergirl-Legends of Tomorrow crossover. Read at your own risk!</b><p>During The CW’s …

How physics falls apart if the EMdrive works

Either momentum truly is conserved and this isn’t a reactionless drive… or else.<p><i>“The law of the conservation of momentum is the basis of the static</i> …

Physics

The 10 Best Mutual Funds to Buy for 2017

The only certain thing about 2017 is that it will be challenging for investors. And that is exactly why we’re here to help investors out … by …

Humanity is cosmically special. Here’s how we know.

<i>Howard A. Smith is a lecturer in the Harvard University Department of Astronomy and a senior astrophysicist at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics.</i><p>As we give thanks for our many obvious blessings, let’s reflect on a blessing that is less well known, a gift from modern astronomy: how we …

Universe

Tim Cook encourages Apple to move forward after Trump win

The U.S. presidential election left people around the world anxious about the future, but Apple CEO Tim Cook rallied employees yesterday saying we all have to keep moving forward.<p>In an email to employees, Cook told employees that “Apple’s North Star hasn’t changed.” The Apple CEO invoked the late …

When Was the First Light in the Universe?

The speed of light gives us an amazing tool for studying the Universe. Because light only travels a mere 300,000 kilometers per second, when we see …

HG Wells made a series of utopian predictions 100 years ago and was right about nearly all of them

No writer is more renowned for his ability to foresee the future than HG Wells. His writing can be seen to have predicted the airplane, the tank, space travel, the atomic bomb, satellite television, and the World Wide Web. His fantastic fiction imagined time travel, alien invasion, flights to the …

Science Fiction

New NASA Photos Show ExoMars Lander May Have Exploded On Impact

Cratered hopes<p>When an object traveling through space encounters a planet, what survives of that encounter usually leaves a mark. This is no less true for meteorites than it is for expensive, carefully calibrated robots. Launched toward Mars by the European Space Agency, the Schiaparelli lander had …

Evolution on a Galactic Scale

On a clear night, you can make out the band of the Milky Way in the night sky. For millennia, astronomers looked upon it in awe, slowly coming to the …

Galaxies

Journey to Mars in Less than Two Days Onboard this Radical Train Concept

Earlier this year, Charles Bombardier dreamt up a way to travel between continents at hypersonic speed (think New York to Dubai in 22 minutes). But now he’s set his sights on something much bigger.<p>Pushing the limits of his imagination out of this world, the Montreal-based innovator has envisioned …

Innovation

New approach to determining how atoms are arranged in materials

Traditionally, the data from these scattering experiments has been analyzed using "least squares fitting" statistical techniques to infer a …

7 Good Stocks Paying Dividends Every Month

Monthly dividends can do wonders for your budget's well-being.<p>Regular dividend income is a staple for most investors, but even cold, hard cash has …

Investing

Watch Sci-Fi and Fantasy Authors Share Their Worldbuilding Secrets in This Amazing Video

Very little can turn a reader off of a good story like a patchy, unrealistic, and poorly developed background. It's an essential part of any great …

China rolls out its massive elevated 'straddling bus'

Several months after its design was unveiled to the public, China's massive elevated bus concept is now real.<p>The 4.8-meter-high (15.75-foot) electric …

Transportation

Do You Believe Any of These 3 Myths About the Brain?

Neuroscience has disproved much of the 'common knowledge' about the brain.<p>How well do you know your brain? Maybe not as well as you think. According to a new piece on the science and health site Vox, many of the commonly accepted "facts" about the human brain are pure hokum. These are three of …

humanbrain

Tim Peake: We need to tell young people they can reach for the stars

There was a time when it seemed nine out of 10 children wanted to be an astronaut. Then somewhere between the giddy days of the Space Race and our computer-crazed present, children stopped reaching for the stars.<p>However, since last December when he was fired into space on board Soyuz TMA-19M, …

Breakthrough solar cell captures carbon dioxide and sunlight, produces burnable fuel

Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago have engineered a potentially game-changing solar cell that cheaply and efficiently converts …

5 Best Stocks to Buy for the Next 50 Years

Only a few types of companies can survive in essential perpetuity, and the ones who can have stocks you'll want to hold for the rest of your …

How Lockheed Martin Plans To Set Up A Base Camp In Mars' Orbit

The journey to Mars, told in GIFs<p>NASA's goal is to put the first boot prints on Mars in the 2030s. There's a lot of work to be done before then, and many small steps to take in between.<p>The space agency has come under fire for not thoroughly plotting its roadmap to Mars. Lockheed Martin wants to …

Apollo 11 Landing 47 Years Ago; See it Through New Eyes

Looking for a way to commemorate the 47th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission landing on the Moon? Here are a few different ways look back on this …

Space Science

11 Science-Backed Ways To Boost Metabolism

Every time we eat or drink, we can thank our metabolism for converting all those calories into energy. Our size, gender, and age all factor into our metabolic rate, but there are also ways to independently control its speed. And the faster our metabolism, the more calories we burn off, making that …

Five Charts To Watch Next Week

Over the past week, we’ve talked about the rational reasons to be long stocks. Today we want to walk through a few charts as we end the week.<p>Over the past week, we’ve talked about the rational reasons to be long stocks. Today we want to walk through a few charts as we end the week.<p><b>Stocks</b><p>Stocks have …

A Huge Unnamed Dwarf Planet, Almost the Size of Pluto, Has Been Hiding in Our Solar System

In a universe full of planets, 2007 OR10 is something special. It’s big, just slightly smaller than the size of Pluto. And it’s close, within our …