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Space Travel

SpaceX sea landing fails thanks to a broken leg (updated)

So much for SpaceX's successful ground landing representing a sign of things to come. SpaceX has confirmed that the first stage of its latest Falcon 9 rocket suffered a "hard landing" on its attempt to land at sea, breaking one of the landing legs and sending the vehicle crashing down. We're still …

This One Study Will Make You Want to Be a Runner

If you’re not a regular pavement pounder, odds are you’ve vowed to start more times than you can count. It’s the one workout that, in addition to countless health benefits and fitness cred, you can do <i>anywhere</i> and costs nothing — save for some new colorful running shoes. But for some, the halo of …

Cambridge University

New $360 million Navy ship breaks down

<b>(CNN) —</b> One of the Navy's newest ships had to be towed more than 40 miles to port after it broke down Friday less than a month after it was commissioned into service.<p>The littoral combat ship USS Milwaukee, which boasts a $360 million price tag, broke down Thursday evening, days after the ship's …

Military

Climate negotiators complete first draft of global agreement

Text arrives on time, but leaves big decisions for the government ministers next week.<p>On 5 December, negotiators at the United Nations climate talks …

Climate

NASA Releases New Video Showing Higher-Resolution Closeup Of Pluto

The best photos from the New Horizons spacecraft that buzzed Pluto earlier this year are now making their way back to Earth, providing resolutions of less than 100 yards per pixel.<p>NASA also released a video compiled from the sharpest views of Pluto seen so far from New Horizons during its July 14 …

Planets

Pixel C spotted in benchmarks, speedy Android 6.0.1 and 3GB of RAM in tow

This week, a rumor going around stated that the Pixel C would be available for sale starting on December 8th. Beyond a brief Twitter mention and the knowledge that the product would be launching in time for the holiday season, we have not heard much about Google’s productivity-focused tablet. …

NASA releases clearest images of Pluto world might see for decades

<b>(CNN) —</b> Black and white images beamed to Earth could be some of the clearest close-ups of Pluto's surface humans see for decades, NASA says.<p>The images, taken by NASA's New Horizons spacecraft, show craters, mountains and glacial terrain along a strip 50 miles (80 kilometers) wide.<p>The spacecraft …

Solar System

A Controversial Rewrite For Rules To Protect Humans In Experiments

Throughout history, atrocities have been committed in the name of medical research.<p>Nazi doctors experimented on concentration camp prisoners. American doctors let poor black men with syphilis go untreated in the Tuskegee study. The list goes on.<p>To protect people participating in medical research, …

Clinical Trials

5 Ways to Improve Running Form

Every runner has two things in common: they want to improve running form and are eager to prevent injury.<p>Here are five easy tips that will help you …

Turing to halve price of inflated AIDS drug, but it's still $375 a pill

Turing Pharmaceuticals, the company which has attracted a storm of criticism over its decision to drastically raise the price of a life-saving AIDS …

Opinion: Wall Street is still trying to sell you these turkeys

Boy, oh boy, Macy’s M, -0.58% has been a turkey on Wall Street this year. The stock is down 40% since Jan. 1, and the company recently said it was …

Wall Street
Stock Markets

Man 3D-Prints Working Revolver With His Name On It

Our cyberpunk western future<p>Cyberspace isn’t the Wild West, but if anything gets close, it’s 3D-printed guns. The weapons, made at home by people with both a desire for a firearm and access to a printing machine, are themselves untraceable, circumventing most gun regulations by being made at home. …

Weird Wheels Move Robot In Four Directions Without Twisting

Perfect parallel parking for one tiny machine<p>Wheels, as we know them, could stand a little reinvention. They take fiddling and time to move into parallel spaces, and the whole world would be a better place if wheels could simply pull us sideways without any forward momentum. Fortunately, "mecanum …

Robotics

The 10 things in advertising you need to know today

<b>1. A YouTube video that claims Facebook is "stealing billions of views" is going viral.</b> The video, from German YouTube channel Kurzgesagt, accuses Facebook of not doing enough to tackle copyright infringement on its platform.<p><b>2. Xbox is making eight people stand on a billboard for 24 hours whilst it</b> …

Advertising

7 surprising ways you could get yourself a promotion

Still waiting for that pay rise? Perhaps it's time to start dressing like your boss<p>Wearing bright socks in the workplace could increase your chances of landing a promotion, a new study tells us. For those who have enjoyed power-dressing in a muted palette of black, white and grey, this is …

Meizu Pro 5 official with 5.7-inch screen, Exynos 7420

We’ve previously heard rumours that Meizu were set to release one of the first non-Samsung Exynos-powered smartphones and today the company has made these rumours official by announcing the Meizu Pro 5 at an event in China. The smartphone, which is the company’s latest big-screen device, also sees …

Phones

What is a supermoon lunar eclipse?

On September 27, the moon will enter a phase called the supermoon lunar eclipse - find out what it means with this animation<p>Nasa has released a video to explain an upcoming cosmic display that has only happened four times in the last century.<p>On September 27 2015 the moon will enter a phase called …

Europe's aging economies stand to gain from influx of people

BRUSSELS (AP) — The greatest influx of people into Europe in decades is not just a humanitarian emergency, but also a potential stroke of luck for many countries facing the economic threat of an aging population.<p>A plunge in birth rates means there will be a dearth of European workers in coming …

Europe

7 Tips to Improve Your Memory

Learning ability is probably the most important skill you can have.<p>Take it from Peter Brown, Henry Roediger, and Mark McDaniel, authors of <i>Make It</i> …

Top 10

Four future space technologies that will change the world in your lifetime

From ending natural disasters, to flying to Sydney in an hour, scientists are working on future technologies to solve some of humanity's biggest challenges<p>Imagine a world where severe storms, tornadoes, and flash flooding are no longer a threat to human life. Or a time when flying from London to …

James Webb Space Telescope