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NASA astronauts first landed on the moon 49 years ago today. Here's what the landing looked like and how the US pulled it off.

In 1961, President John F. Kennedy put a monumental goal before Congress:<p>"I believe that this nation should commit itself to achieving the goal, before this decade is out, of landing a man on the moon and returning him safely to the Earth," Kennedy said. "No single space project in this period will …

Space Science

EVE Online Alliances Are Positioning For A Massive War

Over the past week, the overwhelming majority of <i>EVE Online</i>’<i>s</i> player run coalitions have begun to band together and field some of the most powerful …

War

Forget The Fighters, Lockheed's LM-100J Super Hercules Demo Slayed At Farnborough

The civilian version of the C-130J is anything but civilized when pushed to its max by Lockheed's top C-130 test pilot.<p>Facebook Video Screencap<p>Tyler …

Aviation

17 financial perks of being the president of the United States

Besides having the most prestigious title in the United States, presidents have several perks that lift a financial burden off their shoulders.<p>US law requires the president of the United States to be paid a salary while in office. According to Title 3 of the US code, a president earns a $400,000 …

Red Carpet

GOP Leaders Move Goalposts On Opposing Trump To Him Being Filmed Masturbating On U.S. Flag In Arlington Cemetery

WASHINGTON—Promising citizens that they would finally take action if the President crossed this new red line, GOP leaders announced Monday that they …

Donald Trump

Scientists Discovered a Quadrillion Tons of Diamonds Hidden Deep Within the Earth

"Diamond is not a particularly rare mineral."<p>Adorning an ear or encircling a finger, a natural diamond is synonymous with luxury. The average cost of …

Earth Science

'Hacknet' Is Free on Steam Right Now

The PC game Hacknet is free for a very short time on Steam.<p>The simulation game is free until 1 p.m. ET Saturday, July 14. After that, Hacknet goes …

UNIX

Trump Walks in Front of Queen Elizabeth, Causing Social Media Frenzy

Queen Elizabeth II may not have been amused, but the Twitterati certainly were.<p>During President Trump’s hourlong visit with the queen at Windsor Castle on Friday — they shared tea, a handshake and traditional pomp-and-circumstance — one awkward moment stood out on social media. It was when …

Queen Elizabeth II

These Are the Idyllic Greek Islands American Tourists Don’t Know About

You probably think you know what the Greek islands look like, and to a certain extent you do. The rocky terraces and blinding-white houses with blue …

European Travel

Some monkeys in Panama may have just stumbled into the Stone Age

Another non-human primate has entered the Stone Age – the fourth type known to have done so. One population of white-faced capuchins living in Panama …

Anthropology

The momentous transition to multicellular life may not have been so hard after all

Billions of years ago, life crossed a threshold. Single cells started to band together, and a world of formless, unicellular life was on course to …

Biology

Nude model's Western Wall photo shoot sparks anger

<b>A Belgian artist has faced a backlash in Israel after posing nude in front of one of Judaism's most sacred sites.</b><p>Marisa Papen posted the image of herself reclining naked on a rooftop overlooking the Western Wall in Jerusalem.<p>The rabbi of the site described the incident as "grave and …

Western Wall

New Fusion Startup Has Unconventional Approach

<i>Editor's Note: This story was updated at 5:50 p.m. E.D.T.</i><p>The ongoing joke in the world of physics is that commercially viable fusion energy has been …

Physics

This Beautiful Golden Chamber Contains Water So Pure It Can Dissolve Metal

It can detect dying stars.<p>Hidden 1,000 metres (3,300 feet) under Mount Ikeno in Japan is a place that looks like a supervillain's …

Physics

Watch this Japanese ‘dragon’ drone slither through the air like a flying snake

Drones are awesome, but there are only so many conventional quadcopters you can see before you start to get jaded and lose your sense of wonder. …

Robotics

We Have More Info On The Presidential Motorcade's New Satcom-Packing Super Truck

The massive six door custom truck only holds three people and features a cutting-edge command station in an electronically shielded cabin.<p>The Armored …

U.S. Department of Justice

Are We Actually Aliens? Study Reveals Potential Extraterrestrial Origins Of Life

The prehistoric origins of life on Earth may have begun in space, a new study published in the Journal of Chemical Physics suggests.<p>Researchers at …

What’s the Minimum Number of People you Should Send in a Generational Ship to Proxima Centauri?

Humanity has long dreamed about sending humans to other planets, even before crewed spaceflight became a reality. And with the discovery of thousands …

Space Travel

Vanilla Is Nearly as Expensive as Silver. That Spells Trouble for Madagascar

On a recent Saturday afternoon in Sahabevava village, on the east coast of Madagascar, 46-year-old vanilla farmer Lydia Soa brandished the latest in …

These Abnormally Huge Viruses Create Their Own Genes, Defying Standard Biology

Okay, that's weird.<p>They were first discovered on a beach in Santiago, Chile in 2013. And these gargantuan viruses are a far cry from your garden …

Biology

NASA’s Opportunity rover, caught in fierce Martian dust storm, sends message back home

With so much interest in what NASA’s Curiosity rover has been up to recently — with the whole “maybe finding evidence of life” and whatnot — it’s …

NASA just woke up a nuclear-powered probe 1 billion miles beyond Pluto — and it's approaching the farthest object humans have ever tried to visit

After more than six months of slumber, NASA's nuclear-powered New Horizons probe is awake and preparing for the next leg of its incredible journey.<p>New Horizons is about 1 billion miles beyond Pluto, which it visited in July 2015. Researchers put the spacecraft to sleep in December to save energy, …

Some 83,000 members of the U.S. military are missing. This group tries to bring them home.

Peter Horvath<p>Military<p>How elite military and scientific teams bring home fallen U.S. soldiers.<p>Early on the morning of January 25, 1944, eight young American airmen strode across the gravel of an airfield in Kunming, China, toward a B-24J bomber. Their mission was to fly the 67-foot-long aircraft, …

Mourning America: What my father, Ronald Reagan, would say today

<i>Patti Davis is an author and the daughter of Ronald and Nancy Reagan.</i><p>My father used to talk about a recurring dream he had in which he was walking into a beautiful white building with grand columns, knowing that it was his new home. When he was elected president, he said the image finally made …

Ronald Reagan

Reptilian-Mammal Fossil Unearthed In Utah, Turning Previous Theories Upside Down

The discovery of a half-mammal, half-reptile fossil points towards an "unsuspected burst of evolution."<p>The discovery of a half-mammal, half-reptile …

Dinosaurs

A Physicist Has Proposed a Grim Explanation For Why We Never See Aliens

The fault in our stars.<p>The Universe is so unimaginably big, and it's positively teeming with an almost infinite supply of potentially life-giving …

Universe

Why do humans have such huge brains? Scientists have a few hypotheses.

Congrats, you have an enormous brain! (For a primate.) Scientists are trying to figure out why.<p>Our ancient ancestor Lucy, the famous Australopithecus afarensis fossil, lived between 3 million and 4 million years ago and had a body in the realm between modern human and animal. The …

A judge sides with parents and rules their 30-year-old son must move out

<b>(CNN) —</b> A 30-year-old man didn't get the message that it was time to move out of his parents' home, even after they left him five notices and an offer of cash to help find new digs.<p>The New York family drama eventually rolled into the court system, where a judge on Tuesday ruled in the parents' …

New York State

A Rare Virus Without a Cure Has Emerged in India And Is Killing People

It has the potential to cause a deadly pandemic.<p>At least nine people in southern India have died in cases linked to an outbreak of the rare and …

Disease

A German Team Is Now Trying to Make the ‘Impossible’ EmDrive Engine

German physicists launched the SpaceDrive project to explore possible sources of error in EmDrive experiments. Their first experiment identified a possible source of false positives in past successful EmDrive tests.<p>Since the beginning of the space race over half-a-century ago, humans have walked on …

Physics