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Nasa waves emotional goodbye to Cassini after death plunge into Saturn

Nasa has tweeted an emotional goodbye to the Cassini spacecraft after its spectacular suicidal dive into Saturn's atmosphere to end a 20-year mission that cost £2.9 billion.<p>It’s the latest example of Nasa anthropomorphising their missions in recent years, helping make the space agency more …

See it! This weekend’s full moon

Favorite photos of the July 2017 full moon from EarthSky friends around the world. Thanks to all who submitted to EarthSky or posted to EarthSky …

The Festival in a Waterfall Only Locals Know About

Under a canopy of trees, it’s a magical moment. A DJ booth, lit from below with a heavenly soft glow, vibrates on a platform in the middle of a …

Stunning new pictures from Nasa's Juno spacecraft show Jupiter's 'String of Pearls'

Nasa has released stunning new images of Jupiter's stormy atmosphere from the seventh close fly-by of its Juno spacecraft.<p>The image, captured just …

This Intimidating Parasite Burrows Into Its Host's Eye And Hijacks Its Brain

Where is my mind.<p>Biology is really one big horror story. You don't need to look much further than the various types of parasites that drive their …

Amazon lowers free shipping minimum back to $25

Amazon has lowered its free shipping minimum back down to $25, the latest policy change amid a free-shipping battle with Walmart. The change seems to have been made sometime last week, but it went unreported until today. <i>BestBlackFriday</i> alerted us to the change.<p>This is the second time this year that …

eCommerce

Thank Medieval Catholics for Your KFC Obsession, Say Scientists

Eight billion chickens are consumed annually by salivating Americans. This makes the plucked dinosaur relative the most popular meat in the United …

New type of cell that clears waste from the brain discovered

Scientists have found a previously unknown type of cell that clears waste away from the brain. They suggest that their findings will increase our …

Tickets Sell Out To Japan's New Luxury Train, Despite Costing Thousands

In Japan, it costs nearly $3,000 for one person to ride on a new luxury train that launched this week, and the highest price is nearly $10,000, for what resembles a cruise ship experience traveling through Japan's scenic eastern countryside. If you want to ride, plan ahead: the train is sold out …

Trains

Starbucks' new Midnight Mint Mocha Frappuccino is like a Thin Mint in a cup

Even Starbucks is sick of rainbows, unicorns, dragons and mermaids evidently: The dark-as-night Midnight Mint Mocha Frappuccino quietly rolled out today.<p>A layered drink, the new Frappuccino has a mint-chocolate thing going on, with three distinct components. On the bottom, there's a blend of …