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SpaceX successfully completes two Falcon 9 landings in one weekend

This is SpaceX’s lucky 13th landing — and its eighth at sea<p>SpaceX has successfully launched and landed the second Falcon 9 rocket in roughly 48 hours — giving SpaceX two wins in its “weekend doubleheader.” The nearly back-to-back launches are a show of strength for the company that has said it …

Space Travel

Here's a step-by-step guide to fixing a scratch on your car

I've had my Prius for a couple of years -- lots of time to acquire a few dings and scratches.<p><i>Matthew DeBord/BI</i><p>Here's the one I decided to repair …

Home Improvement

Lionsgate Will Be 'Dragged Across Concrete' for US Rights to Mel Gibson, Vince Vaughn Thriller

Cannes 2017: Crime thriller is written and directed by S. Craig Zahler<p>In the opening days of the Cannes Film Festival, Lionsgate has acquired the …

Hollywood

7 ways to get over your writer's block, according to published authors

Writer's Block

Scientists Are at a Loss to Explain This Mysterious Cosmic Radio Signal

"It's so brand new and so unknown."<p>There are now 22 of them, and we still have no idea what they are, what they mean, or where in the Universe they …

Microwaves

Only 10 Light-Years Away, there’s a Baby Version of the Solar System

Astronomers are understandanly fascinated with the Epsilon Eridani system. For one, this star system is in close proximity to our own, at a distance …

Astronomy

Is This Where God Lives in the Brain? An Epilepsy Case Study

Religion and science don’t often mix. But in the case of religious experiences -- bright lights, booming voices, visions of God, angels, devils or …

How Fast Is Earth Moving?

As an Earthling, it's easy to believe that we're standing still. After all, we don't feel any movement in our surroundings. But when you look at the …

This might be the most detailed map of the human brain we've ever seen

Imagine that the first map you ever saw of the United States was simply a rough outline of the country's borders with only about half the state …

Are high-rise apartment investments heaven or hell?

If you didn't know any better, you'd start to think that Australia's high-rise market was beginning to resemble something out of a J.G. Ballard novel.<p>…

How China's wealthy get money offshore to invest in property overseas

by Keith Bradsher<p>As the Chinese economy stumbles, wealthy families are increasingly trying to move large sums of money out of the country, worried …

China

Twelve amazing science stories we can't wait to follow in 2016

When it comes to incredible science, 2015 will be hard to top. Among a number of notable events, we got our first, thrilling look at Pluto, found evidence that liquid water still flows on Mars and began facing the reality that human gene editing is closer than ever thanks to the CRISPR system.<p>But …

Cooling housing market hurts Melbourne apartment buyers

The softening housing market has already started taking its toll on the valuations of new off-the-plan apartments.<p>In a sample size of nearly 2000 …

Housing Market
Dark Matter

NASA's Curiosity Mars rover just snapped a picture of something that's unlike anything it encountered before

Just in time for the holidays, NASA's Curiosity rover is celebrating Christmas 2015 at a Red Planet Paradise — spectacular "Namib Dune." And she marked the occasion by snapping her first ever color self-portrait with the mast mounted high resolution Mastcam 34 mm camera.<p>Heretofore Curiosity has …

Imaging

What killed the dinosaurs? Dark matter, says theoretical physicist Lisa Randall

As Randall points out in <i>Dark Matter and the Dinosaurs</i>, we can glimpse dark matter only indirectly. That's because dark matter does have measurable …

Dark Matter
Drug Addiction

Skriware Wants To Make An Easy-To-Use 3D Printer For All

First I encourage you to watch the video below. By mixing a vague misunderstanding of the English language with a guy who sounds like the guy who voices trailers for action films, you’ve created one of the finest examples of the Kickstarter video oeuvre I’ve seen in a while. But let’s not pick …

3D Printing

Six ways nature has inspired tech innovations

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/technology/1200000/1200846_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1522342411_f305c0089fef309e628971b0d838452a<p><b>Whale fins and cow udders, wasp appendages and gecko feet - just some of the natural phenomena that have inspired technological innovation over</b> …

Women in Science

Carmen Sandiego is back to her old tricks on iOS

<i>Well she sneaks around the world, from your iPhone to your iPad...</i><p>The geography-obsessed supervillain Carmen Sandiego is coming back to video games, …

Can an exoplanet's orange haze indicate life? - Futurity

An atmospheric orange haze around a distant planet—like the one which shrouded and cooled the young Earth—could be a sign of life, researchers say.

Is it time to re-think autism?

As "Neurotribes" wins the prestigious Samuel Johnson Prize for 2015, author Steve Silberman discusses the vital role that autism has played in shaping human history<p>When Daniel Tammet was three years old, he fell down the stairs of the terraced family home he shared with his parents in Dagenham. It …

Scientists shatter distance record for teleporting quantum data

Quantum teleportation, the act of reconstructing quantum data somewhere else, is impressive just by itself. However, scientists at the US' National Institute of Standards and Technology have managed to one-up that feat. They've broken the distance record for quantum teleportation by transferring …

6 scientific tips to improve your writing - Futurity

A new book uses insights into the reading brain to give writers clear-cut, science-based guidelines—and to debunk some classic writing advice.

Writing

Low resting heart rate linked to 'future violent or anti-social behaviour'

A Scandanavian study suggests that adolescents with resting heart rates of 60 beats per minute or below are up to 39 per cent more likely to become criminals in later life<p>New research has suggested that boys with lower resting heart rates during childhood and their teenage years are more likely to …

Sociology

Cassini Buzzes Saturn's Moon Dione for the Last Time

As the spacecraft nears the end of its life, it probes the secrets of Saturn's icy moon Dione for a final time.<p>PASADENA, Calif. — The Cassini …

Hamas and Hezbollah reject own blacklisting by Canada

Two political parties in the Middle East designated as terror groups by Canada predict the Islamic State movement won't survive and question why they're blacklisted when co-operation could defeat the common enemy.<p>Representatives of both Hezbollah and Hamas in Lebanon have separately condemned the …

Lebanon wracked by political dysfunction

<b>"LebanOFF, LebanON" was a catchy and successful media campaign launched by the Ministry of Energy in 2010 to hail a new age for electricity provision in the country.</b><p>And it struck a chord - after decades of power shortages, Lebanon was to be plugged in again.<p>But the slogan didn't live up to its …

Middle East