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Scientists Have Some Pretty Wild Ideas for Preventing Space Junk Armageddon

Retired NASA scientist Don Kessler found himself in an all-too-familiar role at last month’s European Conference on Space Debris: warning of an environmental crisis unfolding above our heads. Six decades of rocket launches have left behind a vast trash heap in orbit around Earth. There are now some …

The Air Force Plans to Fly 100-Year-Old Planes

Behind the front-line warplanes is a fleet of aging jets, including one designed over a single weekend in a hotel room during the Cold War.<p>Since we …

Lego just launched a giant Apollo Saturn V moon rocket set that comes with 1,969 pieces

Lego Ideas is launching a NASA Apollo Saturn V rocket set on June 1, 2017, to help space fans everywhere pull off historic moon missions from the comfort of their own homes.<p>Like NASA's storied space program, this kit will come with three separable Saturn V rocket stages, a lunar orbiter, lunar …

Philippines police 'keep people hidden in secret cell'

<b>At least 11 people have been found in a tiny dark room hidden behind a bookcase in a Philippine police station.</b><p>The captives were discovered during a raid by the Commission on Human Rights (CHR), following a tip-off.<p>The undocumented prisoners said they had been there for a week, and alleged police …

United Airlines just announced 10 major changes to avoid another violent passenger-removal incident

The changes represent the culmination of a sweeping review of the Chicago-based airline's policies after law-enforcement officials violently removed a passenger, David Dao, from Flight 3411 on April 9.<p>"Every customer deserves to be treated with the highest levels of service and the deepest sense of …

Listen to This Guy Rant About His Honda's Shitty Console for 4 Solid Minutes

No, but really, who designed this?<p>Kirby Gehman has absolutely had it with the crappy design of his 2012 Honda van's console. And after enough time of button-mashing and accidentally turning the air conditioning on full blast and resetting the dash's clock, he decided to spend almost five full …

United Airlines Is Asking Passengers at Check-In If They’re OK Being Bumped – for $200

United Airlines has a pointed question in their online check-in process: “Are you interested in possibly taking a different flight in exchange for a …

16 of the coolest apps and gadgets you should use the next time you travel

Thanks to technology, gone are the days of overpaying for flights, struggling to book a place to stay when you travel, or suffering through terrible meals at subpar restaurants.<p>But with so many available apps and gadgets to help you out, which ones are really going to save you time and money or …

Salt from icy roads is contaminating North America’s lakes

In the 1940s, Americans found a new way to love salt. Not simply for sprinkling on food — we’d acquired a taste for the mineral long before that — but for spreading on roads and sidewalks. Salt became a go-to method to de-ice frozen pavement.<p>During the past half-century, annual U.S. sales of road …

United Airlines violently dragged a passenger off an overbooked plane—then apologized for “having to re-accommodate” him

Several people traveling aboard a United Airlines flight from Chicago to Louisville on Sunday have shared disturbing video footage of a fellow passenger being pulled off the plane against his will.<p>United CEO Oscar Munoz issued a statement on Monday, saying: “This is an upsetting event to all of us …

Flying

The best flight search websites – tried and tested

The internet’s supposed to make things easier when comparing flights. Rather than juggle dozens of airline websites, meta-search engines do the job for you, rifling through countless prices to find the best offers. The only snag is there are dozens of such sites, too, so which should you use?<p>To …

When Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos left everyone in their dust

In a 10-day stretch, Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk have made something abundantly clear: They're competing in a world of their own.<p>Bezos, the Amazon CEO, and Musk, the Tesla and SpaceX CEO, have distinguished themselves as the must-watch innovators pushing hardest -- and most effectively -- to bring the …

What's the best 10-year old sports car to buy?

Analog cars are gone. There really is just no such thing as a purely analog car on the market anymore. Even cars like the BMW M4 GTS and Porsche …

Supercars

Is the F-35 a Trillion-Dollar Mistake?

A pointy-beaked F-35B Lightning II idles noisily on a runway at Naval Air Station Patuxent River in southern Maryland. Suddenly the plane roars to …

Roku leading the way in streaming TV boxes, with fireTV, Chromecast & Apple TV following

New data from comScore shows that Roku leads the market in streaming TV boxes, with an 18% market share, giving it close to the combined totals of its closest rivals, Amazon’s fireTV and Google’s Chromecast. Apple TV completes the top four, with a 5% share …<p>comScore collected the data in December …

Elon Musk's SpaceX Makes Space History With Recycled Rocket | Inc.com

SpaceX successfully launched and then retrieved its first recycled rocket Thursday, a historic feat and the biggest leap yet in its bid to drive down costs and speed up flights.<p>It was the first time SpaceX founder Elon Musk tried to fly a booster that soared before on an orbital mission. He was at …

'Right in the bull's-eye': SpaceX just pulled off a revolutionary rocket launch

Elon Musk has just pulled off his dream of more than 15 years: fuel up a used rocket booster, fire it off, then recover it for yet another launch.<p>"It's an amazing day for space as a whole, for the space industry," Musk said during a live broadcast of the launch.<p>SpaceX, Musk's rocket company, …

Delta & Korean Air Announce Transpacific Joint Venture

A bit over a month ago, Korean Air’s president hinted that a joint venture would be coming shortly between Delta and Korean Air. Well, that has now …

Six tips to avoid getting kicked off a plane (leggings not included)

“Legging-gate” has died down, but in its place, a pressing question has arisen: How easy is it to get kicked off a flight?<p>The answer: It depends.<p>Every airline has a “contract of carriage,” which outlines, in fairly broad terms, the actions that could cause a passenger to be denied boarding or …

14 ways to survive 14 hours in coach

Let me start by saying one thing: If I can do this, you can, too.<p>When I lived in China and traveled home three times a year, making a 14-hour trek from Beijing to Dulles, people would say, “Oh, I could never do that kind of trip.”<p>They’re wrong. If I — a fidgety person who needs a body-space buffer …

The true story behind the deadliest air disaster of all time

<b>Exactly 40 years ago, at Tenerife-North Airport (formerly Los Rodeos), two Boeing 747s - one belonging to KLM, the other to Pan Am - collided on a foggy runway. Five hundred and eighty-three people were killed in what remains the biggest air disaster in history. In this extract from Cockpit</b> …

Mockups

Fossil has a ton of new smartwatches coming out later this year

Fossil Group is going all-in on connected watches. The company previously announced that it planned to release 300 new smartwatches, hybrid watches and fitness trackers across multiple brands in 2017. Fossil is now making good on that promise and has shown off a variety of new models at the …

Wearable Tech

The microbes in your body that you couldn't live without

For a healthy body full of ‘good’ bacteria, you may need to do a lot more than eat a probiotic yoghurt, as Adam Rutherford discovered when he took a rather uncomfortable test.<p>It began with what can only be described as an ingenious invention. It’s a fold-out sheet, with sticky tabs at the front and …

Dylann Roof's friend gets over 2 years for hindering FBI

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — During a night of vodka, cocaine, marijuana and video games, Joey Meek listened as a childhood buddy confided that he hated …

Flight Attendant Recreates Britney Spears's "Toxic" Music Video

Even Britney would be impressed.<p>Sometimes, you've just got to embrace your inner Britney Spears. The '90s and '00s queen of pop came out with some classic songs that will undoubtedly go down in history as some of the most singable tunes of our time. And while many have tried to create a Britney …

Britney Spears

The 10 countries where expats work the most hours

More than 14,000 respondents representing 174 nationalities and 191 countries or territories took part and had their say on moving, living, and working abroad, according to InterNations.<p>One of the questions asked was about working hours: How long do people who have moved abroad work on average each …

House OKs Bill Making It Tougher To Keep 'Mentally Incompetent' Vets From Buying Guns

<b>Updated at 1:55 p.m. ET</b><p>The House has approved legislation that would make it harder to keep veterans who are "mentally incapacitated, deemed mentally incompetent" or prone to blackouts from buying guns. Critics of the bill say it could raise the suicide rate among veterans — a rate that has risen …

Guns

Chevy Bolt EV tested by Tesla Model S owner: his assessment

Fleeing my home in New York’s Hudson Valley for California during February and March has a number of charms. Currently at the top of the list: …

Electric Vehicles

The forgotten Trump-like terror lurking in a sci-fi classic

<i>The Dystopia Project</i> <i>is Mashable's ongoing book series reflecting on what dystopian fiction has to teach us under our new political climate. This</i> …