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New Tests Suggest NASA’s ‘Impossible’ EmDrive Space Thruster Doesn’t Work Like It Should

The tests came about a year and a half after a team of NASA researchers claimed encouraging results when they ran some experiments on the EmDrive.<p>The …

Space Travel

Jeff Bezos wants to build a moon colony, with or without NASA

It looks like the billionaires' race to colonize space will kick-off in two different directions. While SpaceX CEO Elon Musk dreams of sending people …

Space Travel

Astronomers Just Found 6 Bizarre Galaxies That Appear to Be 'Empty' of Stars

What happened there?<p>When you think of galaxies, you first think of glorious pinwheels filled with stars. But now astrophysicists have found something …

Universe

The next big discovery in astronomy? Scientists probably found it years ago – but they don't know it yet

Earlier this year, astronomers stumbled upon a fascinating finding: Thousands of black holes likely exist near the center of our galaxy.<p>The X-ray …

Universe

• Pyongyang also says it plans to close nuclear test site<br>• Summit between North and South to be held on Friday<p>North Korea has said it will end its tests of nuclear weapons and intercontinental ballistic missiles, and shut down its nuclear test site, in a dramatic development ahead of a much-anticipated …

North Korea

Here's When China's Space Station Will Fall Back to Earth

Scientists have finally determined when China’s oldest space station will crash back to our planet.<p>In 2016, the Chinese announced they had lost …

Good news: these exoplanets probably have water. Bad news: AHHH SO MUCH WATER.

You can get too wet for life.<p>Last year, the world got a look at an incredible star system, TRAPPIST-1, which had seven intriguing planets orbiting it. In those initial glances researchers figured out that—optimistically—five could potentially have temperatures that allowed for liquid water on their …

Yellowstone supervolcano may have underwater magma 'anomaly,' researchers suggest

An underwater river or "fountain" of magma has been located underneath the Yellowstone supervolcano. Despite fears that this could trigger a major eruption in the near future, experts say it's not expected to blow anytime soon.<p>According to a research paper published in Nature this week, scientists …

A dusting of salt could cool the planet

<b>THE WOODLANDS, TEXAS—​</b>A last-ditch remedy for a climate disaster might be waiting in your kitchen. If efforts to control greenhouse gases fail, …

Climate Change

There’s a New Cold War Brewing in Space

The commander-in-chief’s recent musings about forming a new military branch, a U.S. Space Force, revives a debate that began almost 20 years ago …

Hubble Just Found a "Relic Galaxy," and It's Absolutely Stunning

NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope has uncovered a strange kind of galaxy surprisingly close to home.<p>A new study published Monday in <i>Nature</i> reports that …

Universe

Five major psychiatric disorders have overlapping patterns of genetic activity, new study shows

<i>This post has been updated.</i><p>Certain patterns of genetic activity appear to be common among five distinct psychiatric disorders — autism, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, depression and alcoholism — according to a new study. The paper, appearing in the journal Science, was released …

Elon Musk's Tesla and SA Labor reach deal to give solar panels and batteries to 50,000 homes

At least 50,000 homes in SA will be given solar panels and batteries in a scheme by Elon Musk's Tesla and the SA Government to build the world's …

SpaceX confirms it will try to land all of Falcon Heavy's boosters

SpaceX hasn't been shy about wanting to land Falcon Heavy's three booster rockets (it formally proposed its plans a year ago), but will it try now that the launch has finally been nailed down? Yes. Elon Musk's outfit has confirmed that it will attempt to land all three boosters on Falcon Heavy's …

Suspended – Medium

Kronos, the Star That Has Devoured 15 Planets

You can tell because it's chock-full of planetary metals.<p>Last year, scientists discovered a binary star system around 320 light years from Earth which they nicknamed Krios and Kronos. These two stars are more chemically different than any other pair known to humanity, so different that at first …

Universe

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An Amateur Just Found The Signal of a Satellite NASA Lost 12 Years Ago

What an amazing story!<p>NASA confirmed an incredible discovery Tuesday - that an amateur radio astronomer, on the hunt for a classified government …

Microsoft Office 2019 will only work on Windows 10

Windows 10 support extended for enterprise and education<p>Microsoft is providing an update on Office 2019 today, revealing that the apps will only run on Windows 10. In a support article for service and support of Windows and Office, Microsoft has revealed you’ll need to upgrade to Windows 10 if you …

Lunar showstopper: Super blue blood moon awes and wows

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The moon put on a rare cosmic show Wednesday: a red blue moon, super big and super bright.<p>It's the first time in 35 years a blue moon has synced up with a supermoon and a total lunar eclipse, or blood moon because of its red hue.<p>Hawaii and Alaska had the best seats, …

Super Blue Blood Moon

Ingredients for life found in meteorites that crashed to Earth

<b>(CNN) —</b> Although two 4.5-billion-year-old meteorites crashed to Earth in 1998, it's taken until now to uncover some of their secrets.<p>The two meteorites, called Monahans and Zag, are the first discovered to contain the ingredients for life: liquid water, amino acids, hydrocarbons and other organic …

Astronomy

Researchers Say There’s No Alternative Theory to the Big Bang — Yet

No True Alternatives<p>Currently, the prevailing theory about the origin of the universe is still the Big Bang. There have been, however, attempts to …

Where Is Our Sun's Twin?

New research suggests sun-like stars are born in pairs, resurrecting the idea of a solar sibling from billions of years ago.<p>In the 1980s, some astronomers started batting around the idea that the sun had a long-lost twin, circling undetected in the edges of the solar system. They suggested that the …

University of California

Enhance! NASA eyes Jupiter's crazy multicolored clouds

NASA's Juno spacecraft is currently out cruising around Jupiter and sending back some outstanding views of the hulking gas giant. This image, taken at a distance of about 29,100 miles (46,900 kilometers), shows the south pole area and highlights the planet's exotic cloud formations.<p>Jupiter's …

Astronomy

Colonising Mars will be an epic adventure that will require the whole world to work together

Elon Musk has <b>presented a study</b> with details on how <b>SpaceX</b> plans to establish a permanent human settlement on Mars. The research has been <b>published in</b> …

Elon Musk: Launching a Satellite with SpaceX is $300 Million Cheaper

Undercutting the Competition<p>In 2014, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a report on the costs to launch spacecraft. In it, they …

Musk Outlines Aggressive Plan to Build a City on Mars

Source: SpaceX<p>Last year SpaceX CEO Elon Musk briefly touched on a plan that he thought could lead to human colonization of Mars. It was… stunning to …

Elon Musk Publishes Plans for Colonizing Mars

Elon Musk has put his Mars-colonization vision to paper, and you can read it for free.<p>SpaceX's billionaire founder and CEO just published the plan, …

If Stars Are Born in Pairs, Why Is Ours Single?

A new study changes the way we think our solar system formed.<p>Our planet was born as a ball of rock orbiting a single star. Or was it? New research from UC Berkeley and Harvard University suggests that almost all stars are born in pairs, including our own.<p>While our star is traveling alone through …

Universe

An Ambitious Spacecraft Is Set to Advance Humanity Further Than We Dreamed

A Map of the Milky Way<p>Humanity has no shortage of irons in the fire when it comes to space exploration. Right now, several agencies are fine-tuning …