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The day when three NASA astronauts staged a strike in space

Blows on behalf of fair labor treatment don't always have to come from factory workers. Sometimes they're delivered by unionized professors or even multimillionaire ballplayers. On Dec. 28, 1973, or 42 years ago Monday, one was delivered by three U.S. astronauts orbiting the globe in NASA's Skylab …

Super strong, lightweight metal could build tomorrow's spacecraft

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 24 (UPI) -- A new metal, a combination of magnesium and ceramic silicon carbide nanoparticles, is promising to change how …

Palantir Has Raised $880 Million At A $20 Billion Valuation

Palantir, the data analytics platform used by government agencies and law enforcement pocketed $880 million in new funding, according to a filing from the Securities and Exchange Commission out today.<p>This latest round of funding is part of an earlier $679.8 million raised so far, according to an …

Our weird sleep pattern might be why we are the top species on the planet

There’s much that we share with our primate ancestors: opposable thumbs, ability to eat many kinds of food, living in large social groups, and so on. Yet, it is perhaps one trait we don’t share with them that has made us the top species of the planet: a weird sleeping pattern.<p>Across populations and …

Mobile Virtual Reality Is The Ghost Of Christmas Past

Sunny Dhillon Contributor<p>Sunny Dhillon is a partner at Signia Venture Partners.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>Approaching e-commerce investments in the age of Amazon<br>• Mixed reality arcades are the next big market opportunity — but not for VCs<p>The worlds of gaming, sports, live music, commerce and …

Mobile VR

Unique duality: 'Exotic' superconductor with metallic surface discovered

(PhysOrg.com) -- A new material with a split personality -- part superconductor, part metal -- has been observed by a Princeton University-led …

Weird Object: Our Accelerating Universe

Could the strangest thing in the universe be the universe itself? You be the judge.<p>The branch of astrophysics called “cosmology” — which is not about …

Cosmology