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This Breathtaking Chart Shows Just How Far Humans Have Ventured into Space

At least, how far our probes have explored.<p>The solar system is big. It may stretch out up to a light year across, depending on the outer boundary of the Oort Cloud. But considering it's barely been 50 years since humanity has launched objects into space, it's amazing where we've been able to …

What the world's armies eat

These individual field rations, called "Meal Ready-to-Eat"(MRE), are designed to give service members well-balanced meals that can last them an entire day.<p>Photographer Fabrizia Parisi and curator G iulio Iacchetti showcase various types of rations developed by each army in their exhibition, Razione …

New World War 2 Shooter for Xbox One, PS4, PC Reaches Funding Goal

Battalion 1944, the newly announced World War 2 shooter for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC, has now successfully raised its £100,000 goal on Kickstarter. The campaign was a quick success, needing just two days to hit the target.<p>Of course, funding will continue. Stretch goals were not announced at …

Cards Against Humanity creator's new team to release Secret Hitler game

"Are you Hitler?"<p>It's a question few would like to be asked in real life, but the rules are different in Secret Hitler, a game by Cards Against Humanity's Max Temkin and two partners that has raised more than $1.2 million on Kickstarter.<p>The campaign for the "social-deduction" game‚ the first from a …

13 GIFs Take You Inside Some of World War One's Most Crucial Weapons

These are some truly fascinating mechanisms.<p>GIFs that illustrate the inner workings of a gun are a tried, true, and terrific art form. It's impressive to see (and hear) a blast, but there's a different sort of engineering beauty to the springs and gears and levers that pull the bullets into place …

This Movie Won't Be Out for 100 years

With many big movies announced far in advance, it often feels as if we're waiting an eternity to watch them. But now a new film from <i>Sin City</i> director Robert Rodriguez has taken that to a ridiculous degree--it won't see a release until the year 2115. Titled <i>100 Years</i>, the film stars John Malkovich. …

The tragically powerful story behind the lone German who refused to give Hitler the Nazi salute

August Landmesser, the lone German refusing to raise a stiff right arm amid Hitler's presence at a 1936 rally, had been a loyal Nazi.<p>Landmesser joined the Nazi Party in 1931 and began to work his way up the ranks of what would become the only legal political affiliation in the country.<p>After his …

NASA Allegedly Conducts More Successful Tests On 'Impossible' EM Drive

One of the top engineers working on NASA’s controversial EM Drive thruster at the Eagleworks Laboratory at the Johnson Space Center in Texas has …

Edinburgh astronomers make sunless planet discoveries

<b>Clouds made of droplets of molten iron have been detected on a sunless world 75 light years from Earth.</b><p>The planet-like object, PSO J318.5-22, was already considered one of the strangest ever discovered.<p>About the same size as Jupiter, it floats freely out on its own in space.<p>Scientists estimate it …

One of the grandest structures of the ancient world could be reborn

Until an earthquake in 226 BCE knocked it down, the Colossus of Rhodes, a 98-foot-high iron and bronze statue of the Greek god Helios, sat near the harbor of Rhodes, Greece, for 54 years.<p>Now a plan put forth by a small team of scientists seeks to rebuild the ancient statue and boost tourism and …

Nuka-Cola Quantum available in time for 'Fallout 4'

No one really knows what's in those bottles of Fallout Beer, but they likely won't hit US shores. What <i>will</i> however is Nuka-Cola Quantum. The folks at <i>Fallout</i> developer Bethesda have teamed up with the purveyors of funky fizzy drinks, Jones Soda, to put the "irradiated" refreshment on Target shelves …

Xbox One's Forza 6 Gets Custom Concept Controller

Microsoft's Xbox hardware team has created a custom Xbox One Elite controller concept themed around the new Ford GT, the car that is featured on the box for Forza Motorsport 6. As you can see, the controller sports a "liquid blue" design, just like the car, but the influences in design go much …

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Groomed For War: What Was The Beardiest Battle Of The Civil War?

Researchers compare the facial hair of Confederate and Union officers<p>Civil War generals are as known for their beards as they are for their tactical ineptitude. While reenactors devote great attention to recreating this facial fur, the beardiness of generals is an understudied field. Fortunately …

‘Colossus of Rhodes Project’ to revive one of ancient world’s seven wonders

10/28/2015 05:00:00 PM<p>Young professionals from Greece, Spain, Italy and the United Kingdom have been inspired to take up the ambitious “Colossus of …

Manchester United footballer suing toymakers for making lookalike Nazi doll with his name

LONDON — Manchester United footballer Bastian Schweinsteiger is suing a Hong Kong-based company for creating a Nazi doll that he says looks exactly …

Playing a Hypothetical Star Wars “X-Wings on Endor” Battle

The fine-feathered gaming geeks at Beasts of War have outdone themselves again. This spring, we covered their amazing Battle of Hoth game and terrain board that they put together for Salute 2015, the annual UK gaming convention. Here, inspired by the forthcoming <i>Star Wars: Battlefront</i> video game and …

A new kind of printed 'artificial skin' turns pressure into nerve pulses

A new type of sensor could help pave the way for "artificial skin" that can accurately and efficiently mimic a real sense of touch. In a study published today in <i>Science</i>, a group of Stanford University engineers successfully created a stretchable circuit that can sense pressure and transmit the …

10 phrases that make no sense outside of the military

The US Army is often viewed as a no-nonsense organization, as it should be, given the awesome responsibility that lies with its members to protect and defend the people of the United States.<p>As such, military jargon usually reflects this, which words such as, "Roger," "Affirmative," and "Execute." …

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Australia enacted one of the largest gun reforms ever nearly 2 decades ago — and gun deaths plummeted

Forced to react to yet another mass shooting, President Barack Obama reiterated points he's made before: That the US is the "only advanced country in the world that sees these mass shootings every few months" and "this type of mass violence does not happen in other developed countries."<p>That wasn't …

The India-Pakistan border is so closely guarded that it can be seen from space

The border between India and Pakistan is one of the few international boundaries that can be easily identified from space.<p>Late last month, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s (NASA’s) Earth Observatory shared a nighttime image of the international border that divides India and …

U.S. military is on its way to getting its Iron Man

<b>(CNN) —</b> After an American commando died kicking in a door during a raid in Afghanistan, the top commander of U.S. Special Operations vowed to prevent similar tragedies.<p>Two years later, the U.S. military is closer than ever to putting Iron Man on the front lines -- or at least something that closely …

Hordes of Plastic Bags Photographed to Resemble Flocks of Birds

For <i>Murmurations: Ephemeral Plastic Sculptures</i>, Paris-based photographer Alain Delorme constructs foreboding hordes of winged creatures that upon …

Vladimir Putin: Supporting Syrian regime only way to end war

"There is no other solution to the Syrian crisis than strengthening the effective government structures," the Russian president says<p>The only way to end the war in Syria is to support its existing government in the fight against terrorism, said Russian president Vladimir Putin in remarks released on …

NASA uses the Sun and Moon to photograph shockwave structures

High speed photography techniques have the ability to capture some pretty incredible stuff. We've seen "compressed ultrafast photography" used to track light before and NASA is showing off new pictures of shockwaves taken using the "schlieren technique." To capture images like the one above, …

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USA vs. Canada 2015 World Lacrosse Championship Game Date and Start Time

The goal for the United States for the last four years has been to overcome the results of the past three tournaments—a third place finish in each—and finally take home the gold at the World Indoor Lacrosse Championship.<p>A disappointing loss to Iroquois in the team’s opening game felt like more of …

Earth is a marble in this scale model solar system in the desert

You probably know that our solar system is <i>big</i>. But do you have a grasp on just how big it really is? No.<p>A filmmaker and his buddies went to a dried-up lakebed in Nevada to do just that. The vast expanse of the Black Rock Desert gave the crew the space needed to construct a to-scale model of the …

Here’s what happened when a group of friends built a scale model of the solar system in the desert

But in reality, the solar system is extremely vast.<p>To get an idea of just how far that is, it would take about 4 hours to reach the furthest planet from the sun at the speed of light.<p>In the words of James Irwin, an astronaut on Apollo 15:<p>As we got farther and farther away, the Earth diminished in …

Hear The Solar System Make Sweet, Beautiful Music

Pondering “what does the solar system sound like?” seems akin to a tree-falling-in-the-woods rhetorical question. But for visual designer Luke Twyman it’s an opportunity to have a little fun with astronomy and music.<p>SolarBeat is an addictive and oddly soothing web application that uses the orbital …