Richard Sinkovic

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New Horizons 'healthy' after Pluto mission goes dark

Three billion miles from Earth, Nasa's New Horizons mission unexpectedly went dark on 4 July after an "anomaly" in its command sequence caused it to …

Solar System

I'll be slack: Terminator Genisys flops as Magic Mike's pulling power proves XXS

In this week’s round-up of the global box-office scene:<p>Poor US opening for Terminator Genisys offset by international growth 96% female audience for Magic Mike XXL kills its box-office chances Is Chen Kaige’s martial-arts hit the new Crouching Tiger?<p>The winner<p>Paramount’s method of spinning the hot …

Movies

Cosmic Black Holes 'Imperfectly' Clone All Incoming Matter

Black holes aren’t exactly the monolithic cosmic nether regions that theoretical physicists once thought. Sci-fi visions of black hole ‘event horizons’ through which all incoming matter — and the information that goes with it — simply disappears are now a bit out of date. In fact, black holes even …

Black Holes

Bill Clinton: mass incarceration on my watch 'put too many people in prison'

Former president highlights US’s unparalleled rate of imprisonment and admits changes in policy during his two terms ‘overshot the mark’<p>Former US president Bill Clinton has called for an end to mass incarceration, admitting that changes in penal policy that happened largely under his watch put “too …

Ronald Reagan

18 Science Facts You Believed In The 1990s That Are Now Totally Wrong

The 1990s had better music, but it was a more primitive time. Science is a constantly changing endeavor.

Mushroom cloud on Mars captured by Mars Orbiter Mission

The Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) launched by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on November 5, 2014 has spotted a mushroom cloud on the …

Mars Orbiter

China's Robot Dog Takes A Walk

It'll follow you anywhere!<p>Online videos have surfaced showing Chinese engineers testing, and playing around with, the latest Chinese walking robot. The Da Gou robot is a quadruped robotic "mule," akin to the U.S. military's "Big Dog" test robot, made by Boston Dynamics. Compared to wheeled …

New Republic magazine staffers resign en masse

Tens of staffers at the venerable Washington, D.C. journal The New Republic announced Friday that they would leave the publication rather than go along with a radical restructuring of the outlet under its current operating team.<p>Approximately 28 staffers and contributors said in a group memo they …

Austin cop's sure shot stopped crazed gunman

Holding the reins of two horses with one hand, Austin Police Sgt. Adam Johnson raised his service pistol and fired a bullseye into the target some 312 feet away.<p>Down went Larry McQuilliams, and so ended his rampage through the streets of the Texas capital, where he’d fired more than 100 rounds from …