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Gigapixel camera pushes resolution limit

Researchers in the US have unveiled a 1 gigapixel camera, which has about five times as many pixels as today’s best professional digital cameras and …

North Carolina

David Buckel, prominent New York LGBT lawyer, dies after setting himself on fire

Buckel, known for case about murdered transgender man portrayed in Boys Don’t Cry, alluded to fossil fuel protest to New York Times<p>A prominent gay rights lawyer and environmental advocate has burned himself to death in New York on Saturday, reportedly using fossil fuel in a protest against …

Fossil Fuels

MySpace Tom beat Facebook in the long run

Wouldn’t you rather be a rich nobody than whatever Mark Zuckerberg is?<p>My MySpace profile was abandoned when, at the ripe age of 18, I decided it was …

‘It’s Business Time’: Rocket Lab sets April 20 for next Electron launch

‘It’s Business Time’: Rocket Lab sets April 20 for next Electron launch<p>A file photo of the maiden flight of the electron rocket in May 2017. While …

Space Exploration

A Space Hotel in Images: Orion Span's Luxury Aurora Station

An Orbital Destination<p>Credit: Orion Span<p>A new space startup, called Orion Span, has plans for a luxury space hotel called Aurora Station with hopes …

Space Exploration

Virgin Galactic Completes 1st Powered Test Flight Since Fatal 2014 Crash

MOJAVE, Calif. — Virgin Galactic made a triumphant return to powered flight today (April 5) with a successful test of the company's SpaceShipTwo VSS …

YouTube Shooter's Family: She 'Hated' the Company for 'Filtering' Her Videos

A woman who believed she was being suppressed by YouTube and told her family members she "hated" the company opened fire at YouTube's headquarters in …

San Francisco

Scientists Identify Protein That Could Let Birds See Magnetic Fields

Birds probably know quantum physics better than many humans—it just comes to them innately.<p>To help them navigate long distances across the globe, …

Judge to decide if Nazi 'troll storm' is protected speech

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — Attorneys for a neo-Nazi website publisher and a Montana woman asked a judge Tuesday to decide whether the white nationalist …

Rights & Freedoms

This concrete cliff house is the definition of brutal

This intriguing structure on the coast of Chile is made from raw concrete<p>Unlike the daring Casa Brutale in Beirut, Lebanon, this concrete house by Chilean firm Pezo Von Ellrichshausen is actually complete. Wedged into the side of a rocky cliff in the Coliumo Peninsula, the so-called Loba House is a …

Deep Space Industries will equip BlackSky satellites with water-spraying thrusters

California-based Deep Space Industries says it has signed a contract to provide water-spraying thrusters for the BlackSky Earth observation …

NOAA explains restriction on SpaceX launch webcast

<i>Updated 6:30 a.m. Eastern April 4.</i><p>SILVER SPRING, Md. — A cutoff of live video on a recent SpaceX launch reflects new awareness by regulators of the …

NOAA

NASA Hires Lockheed Martin to Build Quiet Supersonic X-Plane

NASA has taken a huge leap forward in its quest to create an aircraft that can travel faster than the speed of sound without causing the …

Aviation

Are We Living in a Hologram?

<i>Paul Sutter is an astrophysicist at The Ohio State University and the chief scientist at COSI science center. Sutter is also host of Ask a Spaceman</i> …

Black Holes

The US Air Force just gave a sneak peek of its plans for the next generation of fighter jets

The US Air Force Research Laboratory recently released a video showing what a sixth-generation fighter jet might be like.<p>The Air Force released the video to plug its Science and Technology 2030 initiative, which Heather Wilson, the secretary of the Air Force, launched in September.<p>The video shows a …

Aviation

Mystery Of The Bones: Geronimo's Missing Skull

For decades, mystery has surrounded an elite secret society at Yale University called the Order of Skull and Bones. One of the organizations most storied legends involves the skull of Apache warrior Geronimo, who died in 1909 after two decades as a prisoner of war at Fort Sill, Okla.<p>As the story …

NASA Delays Launch of James Webb Space Telescope Until 2020

<i>This article was updated at 1:15 p.m. EDT with additional details from a NASA news conference.</i><p>NASA has delayed the launch of its next great space …

Genetic tests reveal tragic reality of Atacama 'alien' skeleton

When the mummified remains of a six-inch humanoid were found in an abandoned mining town in Chile’s Atacama desert 15 years ago, speculation on its origins ran wild. The skeleton, which was sold to a private collector in Spain, was so bizarre it appeared in a documentary as potential evidence for …

Mutations

Exclusive: U.S. warship sails near disputed islands in South China Sea, officials say

WASHINGTON/BEIJING (Reuters) - A U.S. Navy destroyer carried out a “freedom of navigation” operation on Friday, coming within 12 nautical miles of an artificial island built by China in the South China Sea, U.S. officials told Reuters.<p>The operation, which infuriated Beijing, was the latest attempt …

China

The Truth About Female Orgasms

I’m sure many people know that the clitoris is highly erogenous, with around 8,000 nerve endings (about twice as many as in the penis). Elisabeth …

The World According To John Bolton, In 11 Remarkable Statements

Trump's new national security adviser thinks more often than not that bombing is the answer.<p>Perhaps surprisingly for a former UN ambassador and State Department official, John Bolton thinks more often than not that military action, not diplomacy, is the answer.<p>President Donald Trump announced on …

Researchers develop device that extracts water from desert air

Researchers at MIT and UC Berkeley have developed and now tested a device that can extract water out of the air even in the driest of climates. The team proposed the device in a <i>Science</i> article last year and now they've improved the design and tried it out in Tempe, Arizona. While there are a few …

Forget trade — the Trump administration just crossed a far more dangerous 'red line' with China

Earlier this month, a scathing editorial in Chinese state media warned the US Senate not to pass the Taiwan Travel Act, legislation to permit high-level talks between US and Taiwanese officials.<p>Unless US President Donald Trump "is ready to see the by and large stable and so-far profitable …

China

The Humanity Star satellite is officially dead, months earlier than expected

Bye, bye, Humanity Star. We hardly knew you.<p>On Thursday, Rocket Lab's Humanity Star satellite — effectively a disco ball flying through a low orbit …

SpaceX Rocket Launch Created Shock Wave 4 Times Larger Than California

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launch last year generated a record-setting shock wave in Earth's atmosphere four times larger than the state of California, …

Feds tracked Austin bomber after FedEx camera got his plate, congressman says

<b>Austin, Texas (CNN) —</b> When the Austin bomber went to a FedEx store Sunday to ship two more of his package bombs, he made the mistake of parking within view of a surveillance camera, a US congressman told CNN.<p>The license plate of Mark Anthony Conditt's red Ford SUV could be seen on video and police …

Austin Bombings

Uber Autonomous Accident Video Shows Car Just Before Collision

Video of the fatal crash involving a self-driving Uber car shows the critical moments just before the vehicle makes contact with a pedestrian walking …

Kate Upton wore a naked dress at her wedding and the photos are absolutely stunning

Her "late night look" was completely see-through.<p>Kate Upton got married to Justin Verlander in November 2017, but she's only just shared some intimate snaps taken at her evening celebration that reveal the second dress she wore on her big day. And her evening look is a lot racier than the classic …

Kate Upton

Bitcoin Could Become Illegal Almost Everywhere, After Shocking Discovery in The Blockchain

There's something hidden inside it.<p>The Bitcoin world is coming to grips with a shocking revelation that could potentially threaten the very existence …

White House issues threat over leaked Trump briefing papers

WASHINGTON (AP) — The tempest over President Donald Trump's congratulatory phone call to Vladimir Putin quickly grew into an uproar over White House …

Donald Trump