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Virgin Galactic's VSS Unity Spaceship Makes 1st Solo Glide Flight

WASHINGTON — Virgin Galactic's second SpaceShipTwo performed its first free flight Dec. 3, a glide test that begins the next phase in testing of the …

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Obama took subtle shots at Donald Trump and Ted Cruz in the State of the Union address

Obama spent part of his speech discussing America's fight against the terrorist group ISIS (also known as the Islamic State, ISIL, or Daesh). After outlining what the US was doing to fight ISIS in Iraq and Syria, he said "instability will continue for decades in many parts of the world ," including …

NASA's SLS Rocket Sheds Saturn V Color Scheme in Design Review

NASA's next-generation rocket has a new look.<p>The space agency has revealed a reworked color scheme for the Space Launch System heavy-lift booster, …

Ukraine ceasefire talks 'make significant progress'

<b>German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier says significant progress has been made in talks about the conflict in eastern Ukraine.</b><p>Mr Steinmeier was speaking after a meeting with his Russian, Ukrainian and French counterparts in Berlin.<p>Earlier, the head of the OSCE monitoring group said a …

NASA picks candidates for new space telescope

Operator deliberately destroyed rocket

<b>(CNN) —</b> The unmanned Antares rocket that exploded off the coast of Virginia was deliberately destroyed after it became apparent there was a problem, a spokesman for Orbital Sciences Corporation said Thursday.<p>The flight termination system was engaged, Barron Beneski, vice president of corporate …

Will Netflix numbers confirm cable cutting?

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Doctors are prescribing mushrooms to cancer patients to treat anxiety

The results of the first study on LSD used in drug therapy were announced last month, hinting at the benefits of psychedelics substances used in treating patients with anxiety. Now, according to <i>The Atlantic</i>, similar research is being conducted at New York University, as scientists test psilocybin …

Defiantly plastic: designing the Galaxy S5

"Our major aims were usability, friendliness and a more humanistic design. We wanted something with a pleasing feel ... and better grip. If we used metal, [we felt] the designs felt heavy and cold," explains Senior Product Designer Dong Hun Kim, pointing to why Samsung still plays in polycarbonate. …

'Earth's Cousin': Scientists Find Alien Planet That's Most Like Home

Scientists say a world that's 490 light-years away qualifies as the first confirmed Earth-sized exoplanet that could sustain life as we know it — but in an environment like nothing we've ever seen.<p>The planet, known as Kepler-186f, is "more of an Earth cousin than an Earth twin," Elisa Quintana, an …

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You've seen the signs:<p>ABSOLUTELY NO CREDIT CARDS.<p>NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR LOST OR STOLEN ITEMS.<p>BATHROOMS FOR PATRONS ONLY.<p>Guess what? There's no legal …

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Groovy news! Vinyl record sales climbing since 2009 ... for real

Just when you thought you'd seen the last of the shiny black vinyl record albums getting pulled from their cardboard sleeves for one more spin on the …

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8 Technologies That Changed the World of Golf

You still have to swing the club yourself but technology has had a huge impact on golf in the last 15-20 years. Changes in clubs, balls, shoes and the equipment that helps make the game easier and more enjoyable have altered the game dramatically.<p>If you listen to the manufacturers' commercials, you …

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Fast Forward To The Apocalypse: Scientists Inject Cockroaches With DNA Nanobots

Because why not accidentally create undying killer mutants, scientits (from now on that's what we're calling scientists doing things we don't approve …

The eight tribes of vinyl collector

<b>Music lovers and vinyl enthusiasts are gathering for the UK's seventh annual Record Store Day on Saturday. Despite many predictions of the demise of vinyl, it has never looked like disappearing. But who's still buying?</b><p>Here are eight groups that are still shopping for vinyl.<p><b>The nostalgic</i> …

Vinyl's great, but it's not better than CDs

Happy Record Store Day! There are plenty of business-related grievances to be filed against the annual vinyl celebration, but it's hard to argue with the spirit of a day encouraging people to explore and buy new music. Moreover, vinyl's just more fun as a format than MP3s or CDs; there's something …

This Architect Has Painstakingly Standardized the World's Subway Maps

The Truth About Google X: An Exclusive Look Behind The Secretive Lab’s Closed Doors

Space elevators, teleportation, hoverboards, and driverless cars: The top-secret Google X innovation lab opens up about what it does–and how it thinks.<p>Astro Teller is sharing a story about something bad. Or maybe it’s something good. At Google X, it’s sometimes hard to know the difference.<p>Teller is …