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Why we'll keep hearing about planes that have gone 'missing'

The first news is an absence of information: A plane has "disappeared."<p>In this age of unprecedented access to information, that void demands …

Mystery of Martian Methane Deepens

A big methane spike that NASA's Mars rover Curiosity detected two years ago was not due to seasonal changes on the Red Planet, NASA scientists …

The ocean within Jupiter's moon Europa may be just right for life

Jupiter's icy moon Europa may have the chemical composition needed to support life, according to new research.<p>A new study published in the journal</i> …

This Phoenix Airport May Be The Next To Kick The TSA To The Curb After A Huge Luggage Blunder

Instituted after the horror and fear surrounding 9/11, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is perhaps the best example of a government agency that simply makes life a whole lot more difficult for travelers as opposed to keeping them safe. TSA wait times are only increasing while the …

NASA Is Investing in Growable Habitats and Sleep Chambers

These technologies will help us on the Journey to Mars and beyond.<p>Self-assembling space habitats and a deep sleep chamber for long-duration space missions sound like ideas ripped right from the pages of a science fiction novel, but these are some of the visionary projects NASA is currently …

Home energy storage is the driving force of the future, claims Tesla trailblazer

When it comes to grabbing headlines with visions of the future, few can beat entrepreneur and inventor Elon Musk. He’s behind SpaceX, the rocket company that he sees as a vehicle to his dream of colonising Mars.<p>Better known, perhaps, are his Tesla electric cars, an increasingly common sight in the …

The ‘Little Lion’ Galaxy that Could Shed Light on the Early Universe

“Low-metal-abundance galaxies are extremely rare, so we want to learn everything we can."<p>Astronomers just announced the discovery of the most metal-poor galaxy in the local universe, a bundle of stars located 30 million light years away in the constellation Leo Minor. The system goes by AGC 198691 …

ESA’s Swarm Mission Is Mapping How the Earth’s Magnetic Field Is Changing

Data reveals it’s changing quicker than we thought.<p>The Earth's magnetic field acts as a shield, protecting us from damaging cosmic rays and harsh solar winds. It's as important to our survival as water and oxygen, yet it's in a constant state of flux. New research presented this week at the Living …

NASA to invest in habitat & deep sleep chamber for Mars astronauts

NASA, long known for its insatiable appetite for innovation has decided to invest in new projects, including building growable habitats and deep …

Pilot ran out of runway space at Irish airport - 156 passengers on board Airbus flight

Software error blamed for a passenger jet almost overshooting a runway at Belfast International Airport<p>A software error has been blamed for a …

Are We Alone? Scientists Discuss the Search for Life and Odds of E.T.

SALT LAKE CITY — What are the odds that alien life exists elsewhere in the universe? At a major physics meeting, experts talked about updates to …

The biggest storm in the solar system has been raging for 150 years — here are the pictures

Jupiter's Great Red Spot looks like a celestial Cyclops who needs some eye drops.<p>The spot is actually a swirling storm that's twice the width of …

Astronomy

Manchester astronomers detect precious element in space

A team of astronomers from The University of Manchester, together with collaborators from the Centro de Astrobiología and the Deep Space Network, …

Antonov An-225: Rare flight for world's biggest plane | CNN Travel

(CNN) — The undisputed superstar of the skies -- the biggest airplane in the world -- is taking flight on a rare delivery mission across three continents.<p>The Ukrainian cargo jet named "Mriya" is one of a kind. There is no other.<p>That's why the gawkers showed up Tuesday in Prague. They watched in awe …

Man Attempts Suicide During British Airways Flight

<i>Photo courtesy of British Airways</i><p>On Monday, a British Airways flight was forced to make an emergency landing in Iceland after a passenger reportedly …

NASA spacecraft record magnetic explosions above Earth

Space might look like a sprawling, inky abyss, but invisible to the human eye is a wealth of magnetic activity. Earth has a magnetic field called the magnetosphere, which is frequently buffeted by solar winds exuded by the Sun. These winds carry their own magnetic field and produce what scientists …

Mystery Mission: Air Force's X-37B space plane nears 1 year in orbit

The U.S. military's uncrewed X-37B space plane is nearing one year in orbit on its latest secret mission.<p>The robotic space plane launched atop a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket on May 20, 2015, kicking off the X-37B program's fourth flight. This mission, dubbed OTV-4 (short for Orbital Test …

I flew on an all-business-class airline I had never heard of, and it was one of the best travel experiences I've ever had

And this was the only big trip most of us would be taking this year, so we were willing to spend a bit more.<p>The next day, he sent over a few options. We could fly economy from New York to Heathrow for about $800 per person, premium economy for $1,500, or business class on a big-name airline for …

New Jersey

Take a Quick Trip to Deep Space With This Gorgeous Animated Short

Three minutes of video that took a year to render.<p>This three-minute sci-fi flick by Tim Cahn silently plops us into a near future where humans really know how to commute. There's an establishing shot of the sun, then a quick rocket dash to Mars, where we've plainly established some crescent-shaped …

The Limits Of How Far Humanity Can Go In The Universe

If you peer out into the depths of space — at the vast expanse of stars, galaxies, and even the leftover glow from the Big Bang itself — you might think that if humanity can understand the laws of nature and create a good enough technology, there are no limits to what we can explore. If we were to …

Manchester flight delayed after woman 'punched pilot in face'

Police called to airport on Wednesday afternoon after disturbance on flight due to take off for Paphos in Cyprus<p>A flight was delayed after a woman allegedly punched an easyJet pilot in the face at Manchester airport.<p>Police were called to the airport around 2.20pm on Wednesday after a disturbance on …

NASA's Kepler Telescope Finds Cluster of 1,284 Planets

The telescope found the largest collection of planets to date, most of which are bigger than Earth. NASA scientists hope to find "another" Earth among the exo-planet cluster.<p>Humans are one step closer to finding out if we are alone in the galaxy. After four years of observing the sky and three …

Universe

Woman Arrested on Alaska Airlines Flight for Groping Another Passenger

<i>Photo courtesy of Alaska Airlines</i><p>On Sunday, a woman flying from Las Vegas to Oregon on an Alaska Airlines plane was allegedly molested by another …

Nobody Saw This Volcano Erupt … Except NASA's Satellites

For the first time in 60 years, Mount Sourabaya erupted with a spectacular show of fiery lava — in fact, it erupted twice. But there wasn't a single …

Geology

MH370: Debris found in March 'almost certainly' from missing plane

<b>(CNN) —</b> Two pieces of debris found on beaches in South Africa and Mauritius on March 22 and 30, respectively, are "almost certainly" from missing Malaysian Airlines Flight 370, a report from the Australian Transport Safety Bureau has found.<p>The flight disappeared in March 2014, seemingly without a …

Another SpaceX Dragon Cargo Capsule Just Splashed Into the Pacific Ocean

A SpaceX Dragon capsule splashed down in the Pacific Ocean on Wednesday carrying about 3,700 pounds of experiment results and cargo from the …

The race to the moon is underway as Astrobotic raises $2.5 million

Astrobotic Technology, the company that plans to deliver payloads to the moon, has completed a $2.5 million seed round led by Space Angels Network.<p>The company was originally spun out of Carnegie Mellon University in 2007 to compete for the Google Lunar XPRIZE (GLXP). As of today, they’ve secured 10 …

Are We Alone? Scientists Discuss the Search for Life and Odds of E.T.

SALT LAKE CITY — What are the odds that alien life exists elsewhere in the universe? At a major physics meeting, experts talked about updates to …

The Best Pictures Of Mars

Some of the coolest views that people can see on Mars when we finally get there.<p>With SpaceX declaring that they will land a Dragon capsule on Mars in 2018, and NASA pledging to send astronauts there in the 2030s, Martian colonies are seeming more and more like a reality with every passing day. …