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If We Really Want a Smaller Government, Should We Privatize NASA?

Recently NASA announced a new supersonic jet as part of its New Aviation Horizons initiative. The goal is to create a jet that uses quiet supersonic …

The Pros and Cons of Privatized Space Exploration

Not everybody is over the moon about it<p>This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Last week, Avatar director James Cameron painted a rosy picture of privatized space exploration, suggesting that the president's anemic NASA budget will clear the way for competitive market forces to jump-start …

Time to Privatize NASA

John Glenn’s 1962 spaceflight and the Apollo moon landings were inspiring achievements. Unfortunately, the recently announced plan to give the …

Space Exploration

SpaceX Lands Air Force Rocket Launch Deal

Elon Musk’s private space company has secured its first contract from the U.S. Air Force. Does this move SpaceX into an innovative new frontier of the 21st-century space race?<p>SpaceX has somewhat quietly landed a pivotal deal this week: Mission orders from the United States Air Force Space and …

Private Lunar Landers Are Coming, and They’re Like Nothing You’ve Seen Before

The five final contenders for the $30 million Google Lunar XPrize push the boundaries of interplanetary exploration.<p>The race to become the first private entity to land a robot on the Moon is heating up, as five teams close in on the Google Lunar XPrize. The final heat of candidates were winnowed …

iOS 9’s killer feature: it can read your mind

One of the coolest features in iOS 9 is one that you don’t really get to experience until you’ve been using it for a few weeks. Over time, it learns your habits and starts making suggestions about what to do next.<p>When Predictive Siri, which powers this feature, was first announced I didn’t think …

7 Ways You Can Help Elephants Right Now

Today would be my grandmother’s eighty-first birthday, if she were still alive. She loved elephants. I’m looking at a ceramic one of hers that lives …

When children from the slums of Nairobi met wild elephants for the first time, it was love at first sight<p>It’s 7.30 am, on August 12th, World Elephant Day. I’m in Amboseli National Park and the sun is rising over the Savannah. I’m about to go out to the field and meet the American Ambassador Robert …

Wildlife

'A Head Full Of Dreams' & Coldplay's Next Tour - What We've Learned So Far! - Coldplay Community

‘A Head Full Of Dreams’ & Coldplay’s Next Tour – What We’ve Learned So Far!<p><b>A Head Full Of Dreams will be Coldplay’s seventh record and is expected to</b> …

15 Motivational Quotes From Legends in Sports

Director of the Entrepreneur Partner Studio<p>The world of sports is a lot like business. There's training. Competition. Wins and losses. Passion. Hard work. Shall I go on?<p>Just as an aspiring baseball or basketball player could find inspiration from successful business leaders, entrepreneurs can draw …

17 Great Dane puppies that are so, so cute (PHOTOS)

1 /16: Puppy sitting pretty<p>1/16 :Puppy sitting pretty<p>Share<p>Tweet<p>Pin<p>2 /16: Just say the word<p>2/16 :Just say the word<p>Share<p>Tweet<p>Pin<p>3 /16: Itty-bitty Great …