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NASA's asteroid-bound OSIRIS-Rex launches Thursday

After years of construction and months of rigorous testing, NASA's asteroid-sampling OSIRIS-Rex spacecraft is ready to take off from Cape Canaveral this Thursday, September 8th at 7pm ET. After it leaves the atmosphere on an Atlas V rocket, the spacecraft will take two years to reach its …

Jupiter's north pole is totally weird

Jupiter's south pole was well documented by Cassini on its way to Saturn, but the north pole (home of Jovian Santa, one could only assume) has remained much more mysterious. This is set to change with the arrival of Jupiter probe Juno, which completed its first flyby of the north pole on August 27 …

A dozen tips for better Google Search results

With dozens of queries every day, you probably feel like you have a pretty good grasp of Google by now. You type in a few words, hit enter, scour for a second, reword your search phrase, hit enter again and repeat until you find what you're looking for.<p>What you may not know is exactly how precise …

SpaceX recently landed another rocket — here's what it was like to see it

When SpaceX successfully pulled off its first Falcon 9 rocket landing in December, I knew it was something I had to see for myself someday. I watched through my computer screen as the 14-story vehicle delicately floated down to SpaceX’s landing site at Cape Canaveral, Florida, almost as if gravity …

Here is the ridiculous 2,590-horsepower SRT Tomahawk hypercar, coming in 2035

Fiat Chrysler and Sony first teased the SRT Tomahawk last week, but now, the over-the-top hypercar is official — all 2,590 horsepower of it.<p>The automaker envisions the Tomahawk as a 2035 model year vehicle, which means you've got another 20 years to wait. The one loophole, of course, is that it's …

Are you using UC Browser? Your privacy is at risk

Canadian technology research group claims that UC Browser, owned by Alibaba, paid more than $1 billion for leaking sensitive user data.<p>By: | Shanghai …

Cold weather twenty times more deadly than hot weather, study suggests

Reserachers found that moderately hot or cold weather accounts for seven times as many deaths as extreme temperatures<p>Cold weather kills twenty times as many people as hot weather, according to an international study.<p>The findings, published in The Lancet, also reveal that deaths due to moderately …

Climate Change

Why do men exist? Scientific study offers an explanation

LONDON (Reuters) - Since in many species, sperm is males’ only contribution to reproduction, biologists have long puzzled about why evolutionary selection, known for its ruthless efficiency, allows them to exist.<p>A shop worker rests in the shade along the beach in Recife June 10, 2014. REUTERS/Brian …

Biology

Islamic State seizes ancient town of Palmyra in Syria

BEIRUT (AP) — Islamic State extremists captured the ancient Syrian town of Palmyra after government defense lines there collapsed Wednesday, a …