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Trump Wants $19.9 Billion for NASA in 2019 -- and That Could Be Just the Beginning

America spends more on space than the rest of the world, combined -- and will continue to do so, when you look at the bigger picture..<p>It's official: …

Photographer Accidentally Captures SpaceX Falcon Heavy Exhaust Plume

Photographer Reuben Wu was at Vermilion Cliffs National Monument in Arizona last week shooting photos for his gorgeous <i>Lux Noctis</i> project (landscapes …

Falcon Heavy

ALMA telescope spies a supermassive black hole’s spinning disk

For decades, astronomers have been talking about of galaxies with supermassive black holes at their cores. Now they say they’ve clearly confirmed a …

Black Holes

SpaceX releases one last photo of Starman before it heads towards Mars

We’ve now had a couple of days to digest the fact that Elon Musk’s SpaceX successfully launched a car into space using its brand new Falcon Heavy …

Tesla

This NASA Probe Will Fly Closer to The Sun Than Anything Ever Before

Crazy!<p>Shortly after NASA was established in 1958, the nation's top scientists compiled a list of missions they thought the brand-new space agency …

This Picture of Jupiter's Swirly Blue Pole Is Magnificent

I’m not usually one of those “check out this beautiful planet photo” people (jk, I am). But seriously, the images coming from the citizen scientists …

A 'potentially hazardous' asteroid bigger than Earth's tallest skyscraper is about to fly near our planet

Astronomers are keeping a close eye on a big space rock that will fly past Earth in just a few weeks.<p>Dubbed asteroid 2002 AJ129, the rock is at least 1,000 feet wide and, according to experts contacted by Time, about 3,700 feet long. That exceeds the height of the 2,717-foot-tall Burj Khalifa …

Here's how eating sugar affects your body and brain

In the late 1960s, a food industry group called the Sugar Research Foundation paid three Harvard researchers $6,500 (about $50,000 today) to discount research that increasingly showed links between sugar and heart disease and to point the blame at fat instead, according to an analysis of historical …

A strange object from outside our solar system just zoomed past the sun

The traveller (maybe from another star) didn’t stay long and it’s moving away fast<p>Travelling between the stars has been a dream of humanity for generations. But while our species might not be able to make that trek for a long while, there are some seasoned travelers whizzing around the galaxy, and …

Apparently Weed Smokers Have More Sex Than The Rest of The Population

Who knew?<p>Regular marijuana users have about 20 percent more sex than abstainers, according to a new study from researchers at Stanford University.<p>The …

Astronomers just achieved something Einstein said was impossible

By Sarah Kaplan<p>Sarah Kaplan<p>Reporter for Speaking of Science<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Albert Einstein himself believed it couldn't be done.<p>A few decades after he published his theory of general relativity, a colleague asked the famous physicist whether the concept could be used to calculate the weight of a …

Albert Einstein

We're Way Below Average! Astronomers Say Milky Way Resides In A Great Cosmic Void

If you went to give our cosmic address, you might tell someone that we lived on planet Earth, orbiting our Sun, on the outskirts of a spur of the Milky Way’s spiral arms, in the second largest galaxy in our local group, about 50 million light years from the Virgo Cluster, embedded within the …

We may have the evolution of beauty completely wrong

“THE sight of a feather in a peacock’s tail… makes me sick,” wrote Darwin, worrying about how structures we consider beautiful might come to exist in …

12-year-old girl beats Albert Einstein and Stephen Hawking in IQ test

A 12-year-old girl has scored higher in an IQ test than Albert Einstein and Stephen Hawking.<p>The so-called genius benchmark is set at 140 and Rajgauri …

Stephen Hawking

DNA damage in cancer cells targeted to kill them

Chromosomal rearrangements—a hallmark of tumor cells—make the cells a target.<p>One thing cells must do in order to become cancerous is to overthrow the …

The US Air Force’s X-37B spaceplane is back home after its fourth mission

The robotic vehicle spent 719 days in space<p>The US Air Force’s secret robotic spaceplane is back on Earth after its longest mission yet. The X-37B embarked on its fourth trip to space in 2015 and landed earlier this morning at Orlando’s Kennedy Space Center.<p>The landing marks the completion of the …

See the Moon and Jupiter Pair Off in Tonight's Sky!

If your sky is clear early on this evening (May 7), be sure to check out the south-southeast sky a couple of hours after sundown. There, located …

Neil deGrasse Tyson Is Back to Ruin More Summer Flicks With His Constant Thinking

Neil deGrasse Tyson, aka that one guy in astronomy class who’s always going on about how no movies should have sound in space, is here to tell us …

Neil deGrasse Tyson says periodic table is a cultural 'icon'

<b>(CNN) —</b> Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson said Sunday that the periodic table of elements, "should be one of the greatest icons of our culture."<p>Tyson, who has written a new book called "Astrophysics for People in a Hurry," told CNN's Fareed Zakaria on his show "GPS" that he considers the periodic …

I f**king hate science

<b>(AP/Dennis Van Tine)</b><p>Neil deGrasse Tyson’s streamlined astrophysics book and the perils of popular scientism<p>John Semley<p>May 7, 2017 3:00pm (UTC)<p>In late July 2014, a Twitter user named @dogboner posted a photo of a man on a subway train working on his laptop, accompanied by the caption, “Some guy …