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Here are all the best Super Bowl commercials in one place

The Super Bowl: the one time of year people not only tolerate but actively seek out commercials.<p>Hell, if you're a cord-cutter or DVR owner with an ad …

Tour The Modern Architecture Of Marfa, West Texas’s Artist Oasis

Donald Judd may have brought modern art to Marfa, but modernist architecture has longer roots there.<p>If Austin is a “cool liberal oasis” nestled in the arid Texas landscape–as it was once described to me–then Marfa, Texas, is its artier asylum to the west. The town, population 1,900, was solidified …

China says its aircraft carrier is combat-ready — here's how it stacks up to other world powers'

China's aircraft carrier, as well as the rest of its rapidly modernizing navy, puts Beijing in an elite club with the greatest naval powers in the world. The development has raised eyebrows in the Pacific and globally, as China ignores international law, builds and militarizes artificial islands in …

Barack Obama and Joe Biden’s Great American Bromance

A decade ago, it didn’t look like Barack Obama and Joseph Biden had all that much in common. Two men from different generations. One a longtime …

The New Era of Art: Contemporary Architecture

The aesthetics of modern architecture are no longer limited simply functional designs, but rather have been imbued into contemporary pieces of fine art. This newfound appreciation for homes, as art, has led to a revolution in the home building space that has sparked innovation and creativity from …

This Week, Europe Will Try to Successfully Land on Mars for the First Time

If the ExoMars lander is successful, the risky touchdown procedure could become the strategy of choice for landing a new rover on the Red Planet.<p>There has been a lot of talk about colonizing Mars lately, from Elon Musk's speech titled "Making Humans a Multiplanetary Species," to President Obama's …

Space

Trump says he may hit ‘harder’ in next debate; Clinton tells reporters she had a ‘great, great time.’

An ebullient Hillary Clinton reveled Tuesday in the strong reviews for her performance in the first general election debate of 2016, while rival Donald Trump kept the previous night’s controversies alive and suggested he might “hit her harder” in their next encounter by raising the subject of …

Government

Home of the Day: Minimalist style in Venice

Completed this year, this contemporary home in Venice has a minimalist vibe with lofted space, an industrial-style staircase and pocket doors. A rooftop deck takes in views of the surrounding city and nearby marina.<p><b>Address:</b> 2512 Wilson Ave., Venice, 90291<p><b>Price:</b> $1.749 million<p><b>Built:</b> 2016<p><b>Architect:</b> …

The F-35 just proved it can take Russian or Chinese airspace without firing a shot

This development simultaneously vindicates two of the US military's most important developments: The F-35 and the Naval Integrated Fire Control Counterair Network (NIFC-CA).<p>Essentially, the NIFC-CA revolutionizes naval targeting systems by combining data from a huge variety of sensors to generate …

Ten Ways 'Proxima b' Is Different From Earth

At the end of August, a scientific team from the European Southern Observatory announced the discovery of Proxima b, the first exoplanet ever discovered around Proxima Centauri, the closest star in the Universe to our Sun. Discovered by the radial velocity method, where we can detect the tiny …

Universe

Here's what would happen if NATO went to war with Russia

The book, "2017 War with Russia," is clearly labeled as a work of fiction.<p>But it portrays a fairly convincing manufactured incident that the fictional president of Russia uses as a causus belli for a clash with NATO.<p>In his account, Russia rapidly expands its war aims by invading the Baltic states, …

If The Earth Were A Village Of 100 People

There are more than 7 billion of us on the planet now. We comprise a wildly diverse set of ages, nationalities, religious groups, incomes and technological capacities. Given the magnitude of our numbers, it can be hard to really grasp how that diversity plays out. How many of us have cell phones? …

Science

A Semi-Subterranean Family Home In Belgium

Ghent-based architects OYO were given a carte blanche to create an environmentally-friendly family home in Belgium.Read more

How the U.S. Military Comes Up With Designations for Its Missiles, Rockets, and Drones

Alphanumeric jumbles like AIM-9X may seem like gibberish or backronyms, but they actually pack in a ton of valuable information.<p>The U.S. military's rockets and missiles and drones have their popular names that you're familiar with—the Sidewinder, the Minuteman III, Trident II, etc. But their …

Military

19 photos proving the US's aircraft carriers are the ultimate weapon

Carriers allow the US to project its power far around the world in locations that may otherwise be hostile. Serving as floating and movable slices of essentially American territory, carriers truly make the US the world's superpower.<p>In honor of the anniversary of the first aircraft carrier, the USS …

How long would the US military last in a war against the rest of the world?

Not just its traditional rivals, but what if it had to fight off its allies like the UK, France, and South Korea as well?<p>In short, America would stomp them.<p>Especially if it pulled back to the continental US and made its stand there.<p>First, the US has the world's largest Navy, by a lot. With ships …

Zaha Hadid's 35 most incredible buildings

Architecture

WATCH: NASA Just Released a Jaw-Dropping 360-Degree Video So You Can Feel Like You're on Mars

Be Matt Damon.<p>If you've ever wondered what it might be like to be inside of a giant crater on Mars, then check out this incredible footage NASA …

See Jupiter – by balloon! Nasa's retro space holiday posters – in pictures

Mars, Venus, 51 Pegasi: which will you visit? Nasa has imagined far-off planets as resorts in Visions of the Future, a series of free-to-download vintage-style posters

Posters

Here Is Every Aircraft Carrier in the World

From Brazil to the U.S.A., a guide to air power at sea.<p>Only a handful of countries have aircraft carriers in their arsenals. They form an exclusive club, one whose members who have decided their interests stretch so far from their own waters they need to put air power at sea.<p>Broadly speaking, there …

Military

All The Times We Found (and Sometimes Lost) a Planet in Our Solar System

In searching our neighborhood of the Milky Way, sometimes we find another planet, sometimes we lose a planet, and sometimes we're not even sure what we've found.<p>Recent news that there's evidence for a new planet lurking in the outer solar system is exciting—but it's not the first time a planet has …

Astronomy

Get Ready, America: Are China and Japan Destined for War?

While your Twitter and Facebook feed these days might be filled with stories about Iran, North Korea and ISIS, as well as the South China Sea, 2016 …

These 11 weapons have been in the US military’s inventory for more than 40 years

The western world is always in a rush for the latest and greatest iPhone or other tech gadgets, but troops know that some weapons systems stand the test of time without too many, if any, mods. Here are 11 of them.

Planet Earth: Facts About Its Orbit, Atmosphere & Size

Earth, our home, is the third planet from the sun. It is the only planet known to have an atmosphere containing free oxygen, oceans of liquid water …

Astronomers find ‘surprise’ pulsar, ‘most important planet ever’ outside solar system

Space-watchers have a lot of news to digest after the discoveries of a new pulsar in a faraway galaxy. A Venus-like exoplanet was also spotted, a …

These Are the 116 Images NASA Picked to Share with Aliens (or Future Humans)

In 2012, 35 years after its launch in 1977, NASA’s Voyager 1 space probe left the Solar System and became the first human-man object to enter …

Mars mystery unravelled: NASA finds reason why Red Planet can\'t support life

Solar wind carrying charged particles from the sun may have triggered the thinning of Mars' atmosphere, eventually causing the Red Planet to lose its …

NASA Releases Stunning New Images Of 2014 Antares Rocket Disaster

The photos come on the heels of a new report that tries to pinpoint the cause of the explosion.<p>NASA has released a series of images from last year's disaster on Wallops Island in Virginia, where an unmanned Antares rocket exploded six seconds after liftoff.<p>No one was injured in the Oct. 28, 2014, …

NASA Makes Major Discovery About Atmosphere On Mars

Solar wind stripped the red planet of its atmosphere, scientists say.<p>An Earth-like atmosphere on Mars was once violently stripped away by solar wind, according to new findings from NASA's ongoing exploration of the red planet.<p>In a press conference on Thursday, the space agency confirmed that solar …