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Why the Soviet space workhorse Soyuz is still going strong – 50 years on

It has ferried Britons, tortoises and cosmonauts into orbit, seeing off its more complex US rivals<p>The capsule claimed the life of the first astronaut to fly in it and was later involved in one of the worst accidents in spaceflight history. Yet Soyuz – which was first blasted into space 50 years ago …

Space Exploration

Hubble Photographs NGC 4388 — A Distant Galaxy Feeling The Pull Of Its Neighbors

In a galactic commune far, far away, a galaxy is facing an identity crisis.<p>Astronomers using the Hubble Space Telescope have captured an image of the …

Russian and Syrian forces drive ISIL out of Palmyra

The Syrian army, aided by Russian aerial onslaught, has forced ISIL fighters to withdraw from Syria's Palmyra at dawn on Sunday, only hours after the armed group had re-entered the ancient city.<p>Both the Russian Defence Ministry and a UK-based monitoring group reported early on Sunday that the …

Middle East

The ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ Trailer Hints At A Larger Marvel Connection With Its Easter Eggs


We Asked Pro Photographers To Reveal Their Favorite Compact Cameras

Yashica T4 Super (around $300), selected by Landon Nordeman, photographer "My point 'n shoot is old school. It's a film<p>... VIEW MORE<p>Kenneth Bachor …