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Pence mocks his own NASA 'do not touch' blunder

Vice President Mike Pence is owning up to his NASA mishap.<p>Pence caused a mini-sensation when photographers captured him touching a piece of equipment that was clearly marked with a "DO NOT TOUCH" sign during his tour of NASA's Kennedy Space Flight Center on Thursday.<p>As memes of the photo …

Nuking the moon, and 5 more insane space missions that never happened

Over the last 50 years, we’ve set foot on the moon, “roved” the Red Planet, and have even hurled a probe into interstellar space — but those are just …

Space

The Stormy Reason Tonight’s Full Moon Is the 'Thunder Moon'

This moon has actually been gifted several names.<p>Early Sunday morning, a full moon will take over the night sky, along with a clear glimpse of Saturn …

Astronomy

Space Photos of the Week: Solar Plasma Keeps On Churning, Won’t Chill Out

You can't help but see the sun, given its size (864,000 miles in diameter, or big enough to hold 1.3 million Earths) and luminosity. But you can't …

Flight into the furnace of Mercury could bring us closer in hunt for alien life

Investigation will give clues about where to look for habitable planets<p>A tiny world that is battered by intense radiation and incredible heat, Mercury is one of the most inhospitable places in our solar system. Zinc would melt on its surface. Yet this scorched planet is set to play a crucial role …

NASA is Developing Nuclear Reactors that Would Operate on the Planet Mars

The power for future human settlements on Mars could very well be nuclear. An operating source of power is required for providing air, fuel, and …

Canada 150: What is Canada really good at?

<b>Canada is a country with a relatively small population of just about 36 million people, but its citizens have still been busy inventing, innovating and entertaining.</b><p>In the run up to Canada Day, we asked BBC readers to tell us what they thought were some of the biggest contributions the country has …

Instagram Shuts Down Access From Other Apps

Facebook’s ongoing efforts to keep users within their own walled garden will soon result in the elimination of Instagram from third party apps, including Flipboard. On June 1, Instagram, which is owned by Facebook, will stop allowing many third parties to access the images in its feeds. If you have …

Social Media

Officer stabbed in neck at Flint airport is recovering well, doctors say

The Flint, Michigan, airport officer stabbed in the neck during what authorities are investigating as a terrorist act is recovering well from a 12-inch "slash" that caused significant bleeding but spared major arteries and a nerve by "millimeters," one of his doctors said Friday.<p>Hurley Medical …

Crime

Best Buys on General Aviation Aircraft Archives - Plane & Pilot Magazine

There are tons of light-sport aircraft for sale on the market. Read about the best buys in general aviation planes as well as the most undervalued …

Aviation