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The Biggest Question About The Beginning Of The Universe

Our Universe is expanding, getting less dense and cooling today, teaching us that it was hotter and denser in the distant past. If we extrapolate backwards in time, we can reach epochs where:<p>gravitation hadn’t yet had time to collapse matter into clusters, galaxies or even stars,<br>• the temperature of …

Universe

Senate Votes To Legalize Space Mining

One step closer to owning pieces of asteroids?<p>After much delay, an important space bill has finally passed in the Senate.<p>The Space Act of 2015 would do a lot of things to encourage the private space industry--including extending the "learning period" wherein fledgling spaceflight companies can …

Hong Kong tycoon buys 7-year-old daughter $77M in diamonds

HONG KONG (AP) — A Hong Kong billionaire tycoon paid a total of $77 million at auctions in Geneva for two large and rare colored diamonds for his 7-year-old daughter Josephine — and renamed them after her, his office said Thursday.<p>Joseph Lau was the top bidder for the 12.03-carat "Blue Moon" …

Jewelry

Watch A 3-D Printed Drone Take Flight

From conception to first flight in 9 months<p>In the early age of flight, the only thing faster than the planes themselves was how quickly new designs were built and flown. Today, it takes decades for modern fighters to go from a concept to prototype to production. Imagine, instead, if that timeline …

Real-Life 'Unicorn' Found; Deer Has Extremely Rare Deformity

A roe deer shot in Slovenia has a single antler that makes it look exactly like a unicorn.<p>It looks like it just walked out of a fairy tale, but this deer with a single, unicorn-like antler is the real thing.<p>Shot by a hunter in Celje, Slovenia (map), in August, the roe deer has an extremely rare …

See the first shots from the Rosetta mission’s successful comet landing

The Rosetta mission, the combined effort by European Space Agency and NASA to land a spacecraft on a comet, has so far been a resounding success.<p>The decade-long journey to Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko culminated 317 million miles from Earth just after 11:00 a.m EST on Wednesday, when the Philae …

Space

Amazon’s Echo and the smart TVs that are listening to and watching everything you do

Pretty soon your toaster will soon be one of the few things that isn’t keeping track of your every move – or at least you’d hope so<p>Amazon’s Echo defies easy description. Actually, that’s not quite true: the easy way to describe it is “creepy as hell”. What’s trickier is explaining what it is.<p>The …

How Much Danger Do Ship Strikes Pose to Blue Whales?

A new study suggests that blue whale populations are not as vulnerable to ship strikes as previously thought, but experts say, 'not so fast.'<p>The eastern North Pacific blue whale population has rebounded since being hammered by commercial whaling, according to a new study. And ship strikes, long …

New Galaxy Map Relocates The Milky Way To A Ginormous Supercluster Called Laniakea

Astronomers have long had a sense of where the Milky Way is in relation to other galaxies, but a new three-dimensional star map gives us a more nuanced look at our cosmic neighborhood.<p>Until now, the Milky Way was believed to be one galaxy in the 2,000 that make up what's known as the Virgo …

NASA is building the largest rocket of all time for a 2018 launch

<i>Artist's rendering of NASA's Space Launch System (credit: NASA/MSFC)</i><p>NASA has worked on some inspiring interplanetary projects in the last few years, but few have been as ambitious as the simply-named Space Launch System, a new rocket that will be the largest ever built at 384 feet tall, surpassing …

Solar flare flurry footage released by Nasa – video

Nasa images from its Solar Dynamics Observatory show the sun producing solar flares. A mid-level flare was registered in the last week of August, but the activity continued, with more than six further flares registered by the SDO. A solar flare is a burst of radiation that cannot penetrate the …

This date in science: Pioneer 11 swept past Saturn

Pioneer 11 was the first spacecraft ever to encounter Saturn. It paved the way for the even-more-sophisticated Voyager and Cassini</b> …

Astronomy

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Science

NASA to reformat Mars rover's memory from 125 million miles away

NASA's long-running Mars rover Opportunity is going to have its memory reformatted in an attempt to resolve a series of recurring errors that have been interrupting its work for a day or two at a time with some frequency over the last month. The rover, which is now over 10 years old and well beyond …

Russia confirms death of five geckos on space sex mission

Reptiles were part of zero-gravity research into reproduction Geckos’ ‘mummified remains’ suggest they froze to death<p>Russia’s space agency on Monday confirmed that five geckos, launched into space for an experiment on weightlessness and sexual behavior, have died.<p>The federal space agency released a …

Could Latin species names die out? Rules change to allow English descriptions

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17 Ways That Drones Are Changing the World

Drones are a truly exciting area right now and are constantly in the media, with so many interesting uses popping up on the Web.<p>They’re certainly no longer just the domain of the military. Here are 17 things drones can do that prove this. You can view them all on one page here.<p>1. Delivering fast …