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The Entrepreneur Who Is Beating Amazon At Same-Day Delivery

Retailers are worried about competing with Amazon, but the cofounder of a crowdsourced same-day delivery service has figured out another way.<p>Before Daphne Carmeli started Deliv with the intent to build a same-day delivery service that would upend the standards of well-established couriers, before …

After 15 years, DSCOVR is headed to deep space to defend against solar storms

After 15 years and multiple delays, the Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR) spacecraft is on its way to deep space. Launching atop a Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) Falcon 9 rocket, DSCOVR leapt off the pad at Space Launch Complex 40 and took to the skies at 6:03PM ET yesterday. The …

New 'Naruto Shippuden Ultimate Ninja Storm 4' Trailer Showcases Stunning Game Visuals

In a new trailer for Naruto Shippuden Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 we get to see a nice chunk of unfettered gameplay and it looks absolutely stunning.<p>Showcasing the historic fight between Hashirama Senju and Madara Uchiha, the game mixes fluid combat with quick time events for an epic feel (something …

Naked Titan Viewed For First Time

As Saturn swans into sight for stargazers, the sun blasts its largest moon.<p>Saturn’s largest moon, Titan, looks more like Venus and Mars than astronomers ever suspected—at least when it comes to suffering a severe strike from the solar wind.<p>NASA’s Cassini spacecraft made a flyby of Titan in December …

The Absurdity of Infinity: Astrophysicist Janna Levin Explains Whether the Universe Is Infinite or Finite in Letters to Her Mother

“The simpler the insight, the more profound the conclusion.”<p>In 1998, while on the cusp of becoming one of the most significant theoretical cosmologists of our time, mathematician-turned-astrophysicist <b>Janna Levin</b> left her post at Berkeley and moved across the Atlantic for a prestigious position at …

The Challenge of the Planets, Part Three: Gravity

Author: David S. F. Portree. David S. F. Portree Science<p>Date of Publication: 01.25.15.<p>Time of Publication: 1:44 pm. 1:44 pm<p>It is strange that …

Astronomy

NASA's New Horizons spacecraft zooms in on Pluto

Pluto, get ready for your close-up.<p>After traveling nine years across more than 3 billion miles of space, a spacecraft the size of a grand piano is about to give humanity its first high-resolution view of the dwarf planet that's about two-thirds the size of our moon.<p>Nobody knows what the rendezvous …

Solar System

NASA Finds Mysterious Bright Spot on Dwarf Planet Ceres: What Is It?

A strange, flickering white blotch found on the dwarf planet Ceres by a NASA spacecraft has scientists scratching their heads.<p>The white spot on Ceres …

Astronomers Catch Mysterious Radio Blast From the Distant Universe

Coming from far beyond the galaxy, an extremely energetic blast of radio waves has been snared by astronomers lying in wait. Lasting for just a few thousandths of a second, the burst is the first of an enigmatic class of objects to be observed in real-time, astronomers report today in the <i>Monthly</i> …

Spacecraft Set to Reveal First Look at Dwarf Planets

NASA spacecraft will finally get a good look this year at Pluto and Ceres, two mysterious and tiny worlds.<p>A pair of small alien worlds, Ceres and Pluto, move into the spotlight this year as spacecraft arrive at their cosmic shores for the first time.<p>NASA's Dawn spacecraft released its first views …

NASA's Dawn Gets Closer To Potentially Habitable Dwarf Planet Ceres

NASA’s Dawn spacecraft has already delivered the first details of craters on the surface of Ceres as it draws closer to its historical rendezvous with the dwarf planet.<p>Dawn will be the first ever probe to visit a dwarf planet and has been heading for Ceres, the largest body in the main asteroid …

New Oxfam report says half of global wealth held by the 1%

Billionaires and politicians gathering in Switzerland this week will come under pressure to tackle rising inequality after a study found that – on current trends – by next year, 1% of the world’s population will own more wealth than the other 99%.<p>Ahead of this week’s annual meeting of the World …

Economics

'At least two more planets' beyond Pluto, scientists say

Secret worlds thought to exist beyond the orbits of Neptune and Pluto<p>At least two as-yet undiscovered planets as big as Earth or larger may be hiding in the outer fringes of the Solar System, scientists believe.<p>The secret worlds are thought to exist beyond the orbits of Neptune, the furthest true …

Xiaomi launches sleek, powerful alternative to the iPhone 6 Plus

China's smartphone maker Xiaomi, which recently raised $1 billion at a staggering $45 billion valuation, has launched a new flagship phone — the Mi …

Week's Best Space Pictures: Curiosity Drills, a Rocket Soars, and Dragon Docks

Photos from Mars, Earth, and the International Space Station reveal exciting moments in space exploration.

Space Exploration

Atmospheres may be the key to day and night for alien planets

Alien planets that orbit close to their parent stars may be at high risk of the ultimate hot-cold scenario, with one side stuck in permanent daylight …

Astronomy

Russian Invasion Of Ukraine Spurs New German Tank Design

Filling a Fulda Gap in future defenses<p>Germany’s parliament just submitted a budget request to develop a new tank. Nestled inside the budget committee report is the call for a Leopard III development program, to create a new “Kampfpanzer” or battle tank. Spotted at Defence Blog, the proposal to …

'The Government Is Watching Every Citizen:' The BBC Just Reported From The Most Oppressive Place In China

BBC China editor Carrie Gracie recently received a relatively rare permission to report from Kashgar. The city has been the target of Beijing's efforts to remake the province, and the government has undertaken a full reconstruction of the ancient city's historic center.<p>In a report from the city …