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The 'absolute worst thing' SpaceX employees can say to Elon Musk

Elon Musk isn't deterred by crazy odds.<p>In fact, the "absolute worst thing" that an employee at his rocket company SpaceX can tell him is that …

Elon Musk

Listen: 'Alien sounds' recorded 22 miles above the earth

Nasa still cannot explain the eerie hisses and whistles recorded by special microphones 22 miles above the earth's surface<p>Mysterious hisses and whistles have been recorded 22 miles above the earth's surface using infrared microphones aboard a <b>Nasa</b> student balloon experiment.<p>The 'infrasounds' were …

Crash Course Astronomy: Venus.

There but for the grace of physics goes us: Venus, second rock from the Sun, could be said to be Earth’s twin … but it’s the evil one.<p>Find out why on …

Astronomy

2008 December 8 - The Dark Doodad Nebula

<b>The Dark Doodad Nebula</b> <b><br>Credit & Copyright:</b> Andrey Oreshko<p><b>Explanation:</b> What is that strange dark ribbon on the sky? When observing the great globular …

Cosmology

The Hubble telescope's most iconic image, explained - Vox

Because the Hubble was originally designed to be serviced by human astronauts aboard the Space Shuttle (which has since been retired), its lifetime is limited. Without repairs, it'll slowly deteriorate, and unless NASA plans a mission to lift it back up into a higher orbit it'll eventually dip …

Universe

Agony and Ecstasy: Hubble's Top Moments and Near-Death Episodes

The Hubble Space Telescope, one of the most successful and most beloved science experiments of all time, is 25 years old this week. But its lifetime …

Telescopes

See the 50 Best Images Taken by Hubble

Pillars of Creation: Originally taken on April 1, 1995, this image has become one of the most iconic to come from the Hu<p>... VIEW MORE<p>NASA/ESA/Hubble …

Universe

How the Hubble Space Telescope has changed our view of the universe

Among the pillars and valleys of a nebula 20,000 light-years from Earth, a stellar nursery of glowing gas and dust nurtures thousands of baby stars. This cosmic fireworks display comes to Earth courtesy of the Hubble Space Telescope, which celebrates its 25th anniversary in space on Friday.<p>Since …

Every Automotive Emblem, Explained

It’s nice to believe that cars are purely about performance — that what matters is track times and vehicle specs, not superfluous details like the …

11 images that capture the incredible vastness of space

1) The sun is incomprehensibly huge<p>We all know the sun is big. But this image, part of a great series on the size of astronomical objects by John Brady, underscores that it's vast on a scale that's simply impossible for our puny human minds to understand. We think of the Earth as a big place: …

Astronomy

Dark Matter Maps Shed Light on Secrets of Universe

In the universe, dark and light tend to cluster together, according to new maps that chart the location of dark matter over a large portion of the sky.<p>The new maps show that in some places there are large amounts of dark matter, while in others it is almost entirely absent. The researchers who made …

Dark Matter

Do you need a key to start a plane? Can a cabin door open mid-flight? And where do pilots sleep at 35,000ft? The answers to every question you've ever had about flying

• <b>Flying is a thrilling experience but is full of mystery for most passengers</b>• <b><br>MailOnline Travel spoke to experts to answer common questions</b>• <b><br>To reduce the</b> …

How ion thruster technology will power future NASA missions

For its crazy 2020 asteroid capture mission and other projects, NASA is developing next-gen "Hall effect thrusters" to corral an asteroid and put it into the moon's orbit. At the same time, the European Space Agency (ESA) is trying to improve its own Hall thrusters to power future missions. If …

Physicists Warming Up the LHC Accidentally Create a Rainbow Universe — NOVA Next

After two years of extensive upgrades, the Large Hadron Collider was warming up on March 21 for another round of experiments when a circuit …

5 Research Tools for Studying the Universe

For all its historic achievements, an area where NASA deserves more credit is the sheer volume of data it releases to the public, free of charge. …

Space

23 Times Neil DeGrasse Tyson Was So Sassy It Hurt

Astrophysicist with attitude.

Supermoon

Games Publishers Need To Change Their Big Budget Focus This Console Generation

One of the many things the gaming public doesn’t get to really see is how much games cost to develop and bring to market. Much of this is to do with people in publishing trying to avoid responsibility over questionable decisions they make. As when big bets on games don’t pay off, they don’t want …

Game Development

Hubble Spies a Loopy Galaxy

Hubble

Marvellous Mystery Novels

Mystery novels are often called "whodunnits" because the plot of the novel usually involves some type of crime which needs to be solved. there are …

Time I

The Fallacy of 'Giving Up'

The importance of talking with a doctor about values and priorities in life—at any age<p>At 30 years old, a person's brain weighs about three pounds. In its capaciousness it wears the skull like a well-tailored suit. So notes Harvard professor and surgeon Atul Gawande in his most recent book <i>Being</i> …

Medicine

How Men And Women Process Emotions Differently

Are women "wired" to be more emotional? Not exactly -- but new research provides more evidence that the male and female brain may have very different ways of processing emotion.<p>Previous research has shown that women generally experience higher levels of emotional stimulation than men. Now, a new …

Gender

5 Sky Events This Week: Green Giant, Lunar Triangle and Jovian Shadows

A planetary pairing and moon dances take center stage in the heavens this week.<p>Neptune meets Mars this week for stargazers, while Jupiter's retinue plays shadow games.<p><b>Neptune and Mars.</b> About an hour after sunset on Monday, January 19, look towards the southwestern sky for Venus and Mercury hanging …

Philips announces noise-cancelling Lightning headphones, no batteries required

Last year Philips beat Apple in the race to release the first set of Lightning headphones, and here at CES it's taking a victory lap with another pair that feature active noise cancellation. The Fidelio NC1L headphones plug directly into iOS devices via the Lightning connector and, like their …

Consumer Tech

Neil deGrasse Tyson Selects the Eight Books Every Intelligent Person on the Planet Should Read

In December of 2011, <b>Neil deGrasse Tyson</b> — champion of science, celebrator of the cosmic perspective, master of the soundbite — participated in Reddit’s Ask Me Anything series of public questions and answers. One reader posed the following question: <i>“Which books should be read by every single</i> …

Saturn in spectacular detail: Nasa's Cassini spacecraft pictures the planet as it continues its mission around the gas giant

• <b>Nasa scientists in California have revealed stunning images of Saturn and its various moons</b>• <b><br>The pictures were taken by the Cassini spacecraft, in</b> …

How a Superchilled Telescope Will Look Back at the Dawn of the Universe

Author: Eric Niiler. Eric Niiler Science<p>Date of Publication: 11.20.14.<p>Time of Publication: 6:15 am. 6:15 am<p>Advertisement<p>Related Galleries<p>Aliens Would …

Here's How We'll Touch Down On A Comet This Week (We Hope)

The Rosetta mission is about to land where no spacecraft has ever landed before.<p>About 31 million miles away from Earth, the Rosetta spacecraft is circling a rubber ducky-shaped comet and getting reading for touchdown. On November 12 at around 4 a.m. EST, the orbiter will release the Philae lander, …