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Finally! The ISS Crew Just Received Real Ice Cream Thanks to SpaceX

None of that freeze-dried crap.<p>When you're away from home, care packages matter. But nothing quite says 'we care' like fresh ice cream launched into …

Blue Bell blasts into orbit in trip to International Space Station

The Blue Bell ice cream comeback tour reached new heights this week when individual cups of the sweet snack were delivered to the International Space …

Part of a disembodied lung just arrived at the International Space Station

Human lung tissue arrived at the International Space Station via a SpaceX Dragon cargo spacecraft yesterday. Astronauts aboard the ISS will now …

Spacewalking cosmonauts release 3-D-printed satellite

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Spacewalking cosmonauts set free the world's first satellite made almost entirely with a 3-D printer on Thursday.In …

NASA will stream incredible 360-degree video of the eclipse — and you can watch it live on Facebook

When you open Facebook on Monday, a special message from the company will greet you about the total solar eclipse.<p>That message will point users to streaming video coverage of the 2017 eclipse by NASA.<p>"On August 21st, the United States will experience the first coast-to-coast total solar eclipse in …

Moon Express Is on Track to Start Harvesting The Moon by 2020

"A lot to do in a short timeframe."<p>If all goes according to plan for Moon Express, we could have the beginnings of a Moon mine as soon as 2020.<p>First …

Our new video series Space Craft launches next week

The season premiere is Tuesday, August 15th<p>Space is in my blood. Growing up as the daughter of two NASA engineers, the conversation at dinner was always about rockets, astronauts, and propulsion systems. Fast-forward a decade, and I’ve come full circle. Now I report on spaceflight full time, but …

A 1:110 Scale LEGO Model of a NASA Space Shuttle

LEGO Ideas member KingsKnight has built a 1:110 scale LEGO model of a NASA Space Shuttle. It is the same scale as Felix Stiessen‘s LEGO NASA Apollo …

How NASA jets will chase the solar eclipse across America

A team of NASA-funded scientists will be chasing next month’s solar eclipse across America in a pair of retrofitted WB-57F jets.<p>Scientists will use twin telescopes mounted on the noses of the research planes to ­­­­­capture crystal–clear images of the Sun’s corona, or its outer atmosphere. The …

The FAA is now refunding Americans who registered their drones

The FAA may have collected over $4 million in drone registration fees.<p>If you registered to fly your drone, but only fly for fun, you can now remove your name from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration’s drone registration database and get your $5 back.<p>The FAA now has a page on its website where …

How depressing is space privatization? KFC is sending a chicken sandwich to space

Privatization of space exploration has had the unintended consequence of opening it up to frivolous PR stunts<p>Space: the final frontier of capitalism. Obama’s pro-space privatization policies ushered in a new commercial space race, epitomized by the bloom in government-contracted private spaceflight …

Why KFC Is Launching a Chicken Sandwich Into Space | Inc.com

Space is the next frontier. Elon Musk and Richard Branson have made the dream of space travel seem attainable. Of course, sending humans to space is still a long ways off. That's why Kentucky Fried Chicken is sending their Zinger Spicy Chicken Sandwich to space first.<p>It might seem like a marketing …

Space Exploration

Forget Coal: Asteroid Mining Is Coming Sooner Than You Think

Robots are paving the way toward lucrative space mining as NASA and private startups launch pioneering prospecting missions to precious metal-rich asteroids.<p>President Donald Trump is obsessed with returning America to its coal mining past—but scientists and entreprenurs have far more ambitious …

At 18, He Strapped a Rocket Engine to His Bike. Now He’s Taking on SpaceX

Peter Beck was more productive than most teenagers. He spent much of his youth tinkering in the family’s garage workshop in small-town New Zealand, …

This worm grew a second head after a trip to space

There are all kinds of experiments going on aboard the International Space Station, but they all probably don't produce results as strange as this one. An article published today in the journal <i>Regeneration</i> details a recent experiment in which an amputated flatworm grew two heads -- twice.<p>Planarian …

YouTube specifies what type of gaming content could face demonetization

Livestreams and let’s play videos should be fine<p>Last week, YouTube unveiled a set of new guidelines for creators who wanted to monetize their videos and some of those changes affect channels dedicated to gaming.<p>Those who use their YouTube channels for livestreaming purposes won’t face any …

Gaza crippled by electricity crisis as power plant runs out of fuel

<b>(CNN) —</b> Gaza's only power plant has run out of fuel, leaving 2 million residents of the coastal enclave with only four hours of electricity a day in what the UN cautions could be the tipping point to making Gaza "unlivable."<p>The Palestinian Authority in the West Bank and Hamas in Gaza blame each …

Israel

How video games may be affecting young men's path to the job market

Playing video games is a more mainstream hobby than it's ever been before. But while more and more people mark themselves as gamers, one the medium's …

Labor Economics

Mark Zuckerberg tells Facebook staff to stop defacing Black Lives Matter slogans

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has reprimanded employees following several incidents in which the slogan “black lives matter” was crossed out and replaced with “all lives matter” on the walls of the company’s Menlo Park headquarters.<p>“‘Black lives matter’ doesn’t mean other lives don’t – it’s simply …

Black Lives Matter