Julian R

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This Could Be The Best Explanation Yet For That Baffling 'Alien Megastructure' Star

Let's solve this thing.<p>For over a year now, scientists have been puzzling over the erratic light patterns coming from a star called KIC 8462852 - …

An Asteroid Just Barely Missed Earth, Flying Closer Than the Moon

And we spotted it only two days ago.<p>An asteroid between 16 and 34 meters in diameter (36 and 112 feet) flew by the Earth this morning, about twice as close to our home planet as the moon. The asteroid, named 2017 AG13, was only discovered on Saturday, January 7, by the Catalina Sky Survey, …

The Very Large Telescope Will Get an Upgrade to Search for Planets Around Alpha Centauri

Hopefully the telescope will find a planet in the habitable zone that Breakthrough Starshot can target for an interstellar mission.<p>The Very Large Telescope in Chile is getting an upgrade that will allow it to hunt for planets in the next star system over, Alpha Centauri. The new upgrade should …

How NASA Got Apollo Astronauts Through the Dangerous Van Allen Belts

Not all radioactivity is equal.<p>It's always difficult being the first, especially when you're going into space. The Apollo program encountered many difficulties on its trip to the Moon, ranging from mechanical to astrophysics. The issue of the Van Allen belt and its radioactivity was a particularly …

An Extremely In-Depth Look at Which Nerf Darts Fly the Truest

Some darts are far better than others when it comes to precision.<p>If you've ever sat down to do some target practice with your favorite Nerf gun and got frustrated that you just can't land on target no matter how meticulously you aim, it's not you, or even the gun. In all likelihood, it's actually …

Yes, It's Perfectly Cool To Shoot Kidnappers In The Face

A story exploded on social media last night after it was revealed that four black Chicago teens kidnapped and tortured a mentally disabled white man …

New Rifle: Bergara B14 HMR

Bergara Rifles is rolling out a new bolt gun ahead of the SHOT Show. Called the B14 HMR, this new rifle is designed for precision shooting and comes …

Ohio State concealed carry activist shot dead near campus.

An Ohio State concealed carry activist was shot to death at his residence near campus early Thursday, authorities say. Tarak Underiner, 20, was an …

NRA Gun Gear of the Week: Zeroing AR Irons

Many firearm enthusiasts wisely opt to include backup iron sights on their AR builds, but how many actually take the time to zero them? With …

NRA Gun of the Week: Arex Rex Zero 1S Handgun

A fairly new name to the American gun market, Arex of Slovenia, has brought to bear its first handgun, imported by FIME Group of Las Vegas, Nev.—the …

Gun silencers are hard to buy. Donald Trump Jr. and silencer makers want to change that.

By Michael S. Rosenwald<p>, Reporter<p>The federal government has strictly limited the sale of firearm silencers for as long as James Bond and big-screen gangsters have used them to discreetly shoot enemies between the eyes.<p>Now the gun industry, which for decades has complained about the restrictions, is …

Guns

Installing and Zeroing Magpul’s MBUS Polymer AR-15 Sights

• Facebook<br>• Google+<p>Fancy optics are great, but sometimes it’s nice to kick it old school with some iron (or polymer) sights.<p>I like iron sights. When I’m …

The ISS Just Got Its First Battery Refresh in 18 Years

Finally!<p>Even the International Space Station (ISS) needs a battery change every now and again, and the station just got its first battery refresh in …

An Iceberg The Size of Delaware Is About to Break Off From Antarctica, And It's Really Bad News

It's happening.<p>Scientists have confirmed that an iceberg the size of Delaware is on the verge of splintering off from Antarctica and floating into …

Chilean Inventor Creates Hammer and Saw-Proof Work Gloves

Coming up with effective hand protection in dangerous environments like construction sites has been an elusive goal for many years, but Chilean …

This Device Lets You Charge Your Phone on the Go Using Your Body’s Own Energy

HandEnergy is an ingenious apple-sized device that charges your phone anytime, anywhere. But what really makes this thing special is the fact that it …

Gear & Gadgets

Doctor Strange Is a Gorgeous Superhero Movie You've Seen Too Many Times

An arrogant genius whose confident snark keeps people distant finds themselves humbled after an accident leaves them gravely injured. The event sets …

Marvel's 'Doctor Strange': A Long, Strange, Trippy Origin Story

The mystical world of <i>Doctor Strange</i>, where sorcerers clash in an interstellar battle royale, unfolds in a shape-shifting, time-bending, mind-blowing flurry of special effects. The facades of buildings turn and flip like the rows of a giant Rubik's Cube. Whole cities are vacuumed into the sky like …