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Brady, Rivers both on pace to break single-season passing yards record

Not only are the two veteran QBs dominating, they're doing so in remarkably similar fashion.<p>For 27 years, Dan Marino held the NFL's single-season …

NASA seeks programmer fluent in 60-year-old languages to work on Voyager

After decades with the Voyager program, NASA engineer Larry Zottarelli is retiring. That means there’s a job opening at the storied Jet Propulsion …

New Horizons spots a mysterious crater on Pluto's largest moon

Pluto's moon Charon has an ammonia mystery.<p>Scientists combing through data collected during New Horizons' flyby of Pluto and its moons have found a …

NASA's last original Voyager engineer is retiring

Imagine if you were working on a 40-year-old computer at your office. Your IT department wouldn't even know what to do with it.<p>That's the problem NASA's Voyager mission faces. The spacecraft was built in 1975 and has a computer from the Atari age. The last guy who truly understands how to program …

Space

International Space Station filled with germs, Nasa warns

Bacterial pathogens mostly innocuous on Earth thrive in ISS as it is prime breeding ground, study that could lead to stricter space cleaning regime finds<p>Despite orbiting 248 miles above the Earth, the International Space Station is swarming with infectious germs, a new study has found - and …

The Apollo Archives Hit Flickr, Total Awesomeness Ensues

Earlier this month, Kipp Teague of the Project Apollo Archive uploaded more than 8,400 high-res photos of NASA's lunar missions to Flickr, and they …

Stop Motion

A major scientific organization just refuted NASA's 99.9% prediction that an earthquake will hit LA before 2018

When the news of this disturbing statistic hit headlines, the US Geological Survey took action. Established in 1979, the USGS has major offices across the country that focus on policies related to Earth sciences including risk from earthquakes and damage from fracking.<p>In a rare event, the …

Spooky space shots show creepy side of the cosmos (pictures)

Astronomy

Unidentified space object will burn up in our atmosphere next month

Earlier this month, astronomers in Arizona spotted an unidentified space object that will fall to Earth on November 13th. The object, appropriately dubbed <b>WT</b>1190<b>F</b>, is only a couple feet in diameter and not very dense. That means it's probably man-made — likely a leftover piece of a rocket that …

A Mysterious Piece of Space Junk Is Headed for Earth, and Astronomers Are Stoked

An unidentified piece of space debris originating from beyond the Moon is giving astronomers the rare chance to observe an object on a collision course with Earth.<p>An unidentified piece of space debris originating from beyond the Moon is giving astronomers the rare chance to observe an object on a …

The monster rocket NASA is building to shuttle astronauts to Mars just passed a major milestone

NASA/MSFC The SLS, America's first human-rated heavy lift rocket intended to carry astronauts to deep space destinations since NASA's Apollo moon landing era Saturn V, has passed a key design milestone known as the critical design review (CDR) thereby clearing the path to full scale …

An unknown space object called 'WTF' is headed for Earth

The European Space Agency says an object in high orbit will be reentering the Earth’s atmosphere next month.<p>The near-Earth object (NEO), now known as …

Dead comet with skull face to hurtle by Earth on Halloween

Astronomers initially thought the object was an asteroid when they spotted it in early October, and named it Asteroid 2015 TB145.<p>But using the US space agency's Infrared Telescope Facility (IRTF) on Mauna Kea, Hawaii, experts "have determined that the celestial object is more than likely a dead …

Matter Associated With Life Discovered on the Moon in the 1970s Most Likely Came From This Source, NASA Says

Back in the 1970s, scientists analyzed samples brought back from the moon and identified some of the material as including amino acids. The problem: Where did they come from?<p>Astronaut Alan Bean takes a sample from the moon during the Apollo 12 mission. (Photo credit: Charles “Pete” Conrad …

There's a hidden message on this family portrait that an Apollo astronaut left on the moon

On April 20, 1972, Apollo 16 astronaut Charles Duke took his first steps on the moon. He was 36 at the time and is the youngest human in history to ever walk on the lunar surface.<p>But that's not the only achievement of Duke's that lives on in American history.<p><i>"This is the family of astronaut Charlie</i> …

Study answers lingering questions about Voyager 1 in interstellar space

Three years ago, the American Geophysical Union said the Voyager 1 probe left the solar system. NASA quickly said nope, hold your horses, we're not there yet. Then, NASA announced a year later that yes, Voyager 1 really did make it. The debate still rages on in some pockets of the scientific …

Space

Newly-Discovered Geoglyphs Are So Big, NASA Is Helping Study Them From Space

Turgai, Kazakhstan might not look like much besides wide, sweeping plains. But over the past few years, archaeologists have revealed more than 200 …

Archaeology

A giant asteroid flying past Earth on Halloween is the least of our nightmares

Although 310,000 miles away may not sound close, the giant space rock is zooming by only a little farther away than the moon is from the Earth — close enough to spot with an amateur telescope, says NASA. It's also important to remember the 1,300-foot-wide asteroid, called 2015 TB145, is moving …

Astronaut Scott Kelly Sets Another Record for Time in Space

Scott Kelly has officially spent more time in space on a single mission than any American astronaut in history.<p>On Thursday, he passed the 215-day record set by Michael Lopez-Alegria in 2007. When his mission ends, Kelly will have spent a grand total of 342 days orbiting Earth on the International …

Russia just announced that it's sending humans to the moon

They're a little late for the great space race of the 1960s, but the mission is an admirable push for the reignited interest in manned deep-space travel.<p>On Tuesday, at a space and technology conference in Moscow, the head of Roscosmos Energia — Russia's version of NASA — announced: "A manned flight …

Cats Murdering Toddlers Is A Terrible Person's Dream

Did you really need more proof your kitty is a sociopath?<p>Silly child thought he could distract the cat. Still dead.<p>Love cats and hate children? Reddit comes through once again.<p>A trending subreddit called Cats Murdering Toddlers encourages Reddit users to post gifs and videos of felines attacking …

Taylor Swift's Cat Is Changing

What is going on with Olivia Benson?<p>Olivia Benson, professional cat model and occasional pet of singer Taylor Swift, is transforming before the world's eyes into something else.<p>This is the Olivia we are used to seeing.<p>But on Thursday, Taylor made note of the astonishing shape-shifting and shared a …

Research says your cat might be thinking about killing you? Really?

<i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.</i><p>I fear that cat research has been heading in a disturbing direction for some time.<p>Last year, a wise anthrozoologist declared that your feline thinks you're just one big, stupid cat. Earlier this year, …

Psychology

1956 Jaguar D-Type Works Long Nose

The first of only six made for the D-Type's final racing season, this 1956 Jaguar D-Type Works Long Nose is both exceedingly rare and exceedingly …

Fiat Chrysler recalls 316k Jeeps with faulty airbags

The Takata airbags issue is still ongoing, affecting a dozen auto makers and presenting one of the biggest challenges the automotive industry has …

Airbags

Amazon unveils Call of Duty: Black Ops III midnight deliveries

Amazon has announced that Prime Now will be making certain special nighttime deliveries of the game <i>Call of Duty: Black Ops II</i>. The service, …

Tron Legacy Light Cycle LEGO Set

We’re actually impressed by those virtual light cycles in the Grid from Tron Legacy. Now LEGO artist wants to treat these futuristic cycles with LEGO …

Samurai Kitchen Knife Set Lets You Prepare Food in Samurai Style

Those ancient samurai warriors only use their katanas to fight against their foes, but this is 21st century, we use the samurai kitchen knife set to …

Tokyo Motor Show 2015 Highlights: What You Need to Know

Tokyo’s eccentric nature and distinct charm have filtered directly into the Tokyo Motor Show, and frankly we wouldn’t have it any other way. On …

DJI Osmo review: A hand-held stabilized camera worthy of its price

Thanks to the rise of small action cameras, camera stabilizers (aka gimbals) are becoming more portable than ever. Amazon has plenty of these coming from random Chinese brands, but most are either poorly designed, or only a partial solution to your problem. For instance, they often lack a handset …