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This is the camera gear that NASA use on the International Space Station

From the moon landings to present day, one constant question that much of the world’s population has when it comes to space missions is their choice …

Space

Story of cities #10: how the dirty Old Town became enlightened Edinburgh

Scotland’s capital was in a desperate state, plagued by social problems and limited space. Then a young, unqualified architect came up with a plan for Edinburgh New Town – and it heralded the greatest period in the city’s history<p>One night in September 1751, a six-storey tenement in Edinburgh’s city …

Edinburgh

Polo’s Game Changer

A South Carolina phenom is helping break down the sport’s gender boundaries<p>Polo—the so-called sport of kings—has traditionally been viewed as a masculine endeavor. It is fast (the horses reach speeds of up to forty miles per hour) and dangerous (bumps, spills, and injuries are all part of the …

Bill Clinton

The Year in Space Pictures: 2015

2015 November 29 - Dark Sand Cascades on Mars

<b>Dark Sand Cascades on Mars</b> <b><br>Image Credit:</b> HiRISE, MRO, LPL (U. Arizona), NASA<p><b>Explanation:</b> They might look like trees on Mars, but they're not. Groups …

The Little Book of Thanks

These enlightening quotes and adorable animal photos provide the perfect way to acknowledge everyone who makes a difference.

What Happens When You Get Your Period In Space?

Hundreds of you sent in questions for Skunk Bear's live conversation with three astronauts and NASA's chief scientist on Tuesday. Thanks! The most common question was: "What happens when you get your period in space?"<p>I didn't end up asking them this question because:<p>a) The question itself has a lot …

NASA Shows One Direction Love for 'Drag Me Down' Video

NASA has nothing but love for One Direction after the boy band filmed the video for "Drag Me Down" at the the agency's Johnson Space Center in Houston.<p>In only 12 hours after its release on Friday, the music video garnered more than 3.3 million views on YouTube.<p>That is more views in half a day than …

Why the UN doesn’t pay its interns

THE story of an unpaid intern living in a tent in Geneva did not make the United Nations look good. David Hyde, a fresh-faced 22-year-old from New …

Workplace Diversity

United States of Ice Cream: America’s Best Cones

I scream, you scream: Here’s where to get your best licks around the United States this summer.<p>> New York, New York: Morgenstern’s Finest Ice Cream<p>This Lower East Side parlor opened in 2014, and the soda-fountain counter has been full ever since. Made in small batches, the egg-free ice cream comes …

Ice Cream

Dustin Pedroia became the latest victim in baseball's never-ending war against the sun

Lately we've seen an astonishing spate of success in baseball's war against the sun. About a week ago, Jose Iglesias one-upped the fiery orb and on …

Dustin Pedroia

Do horses even know that they're racing?

There’s press conferences for days that explain what the jockey, the owner, the trainer and the guy who last saw American Pharoah before he became a star racehorse are thinking when the latest hope for the Triple Crown is racing. But what’s going on in the horse’s head? Do they even know they’re …

After 37 Years, A Triple Crown Winner At Last: American Pharoah Sweeps The Races

It took nearly four decades, but a horse has once again attained the honor that some call the most difficult achievement in sports: American Pharoah, after winning the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness Stakes, ran to victory in the Belmont Stakes as well.<p>He's the first Triple Crown winner since …

U.S. military and civilians are increasingly divided

Jovano Graves' parents begged him not to join the Army right out of high school in 2003, when U.S. troops were fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan.<p>But their son refused his parents' pleas to try college. He followed them both into the Army instead.<p><b>------------</b><p><b>FOR THE RECORD</b><p>This story says that the …

High School Forces Student to Remove Online Photos Under Threat of Suspension

Imagine assembling a portfolio of over 4,000 photographs and then being forced to make it disappear or face life-altering consequences; that’s the …

High School

How you can get NASA to pay you $29,000

NASA is dead-set on getting to Mars, but they need your help.<p>One of the biggest hurdles standing in the way right now is radiation. Alone, radiation …

Magnetism

#GirlCrush: 4 Badass Female Engineers We Want to Be When We Grow Up

You know when you meet, read about or Insta-stalk someone and you straight up want to be their best friend? Maybe they post beautiful photos, maybe they do inspirational work or maybe they just seem so darn smart that you know you could learn a thing or two from them. Well, we’re here today to …

Stephen Hawking Responded Perfectly To A Question About Zayn

"Finally, a question about something important."<p>"The fact that we humans, who are ourselves mere collections of fundamental particles of nature, have been able to come this close to an understanding of the laws governing us and our universe is a great triumph," he added.<p>"So remember to look up at …

Searching for a Human Side in North Korea - Photographs by David De Vleeschauwer | LensCulture

North Korea is under some of the strictest government controls in the world. Freedom of the press in 2013 was 177th out of 178 countries in a Reporters Without Borders index. But on the other side, what do we, those who do not live in the country, really know about what life there is like?<p>There is …

North Korea

Campaign launches to elect first female U.N. Secretary-General

NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Since its founding 70 years ago, the United Nations has been led by men, a tradition that some women’s rights advocates are determined to break when the global body elects a new secretary-general next year.<p>A man walks in front of the United Nations …

UN Security Council

BuzzFeed has already made a cute animal app for the Apple Watch

If you've ever needed a couple cute cat photos to get you through the day, then <i>BuzzFeed</i> has some plans for the Apple Watch that you're going to want to hear about. The publication is unveiling two Watch apps today that are meant to deliver bite-sized takes on some of its more addictive content. The …

5 Pairs of 3D Printed Shoes You'll See at Milan Design Week 2015

United Nude and 3D Systems are back at it, designing sometimes exotic, sometimes terrifying, always 3D printed shoes for Milan Design Week 2015. At …

Zaha Hadid

Space Coffee: Astronauts Are Getting a Fancy New Espresso Machine

And they won’t have to sip coffee out of Capri Sun pouches any longer.<p>Astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS) get 15 or 16 sunrises per day, but, for a long time, they didn’t get to wake up and smell the coffee.<p>That’s because coffee is distributed and consumed like all other …

Astronaut Terry Virts Photographing Every MLB Stadium From Space

Though his view isn't very close to the action, NASA astronaut Terry Virts may have the best seat in all of baseball.

Rare Antelope Calf Born at Taronga Zoo

Taronga Zoo is celebrating the arrival of an Eastern Bongo calf, one of the rarest antelope species in the world.<p>Photo Credits: Taronga Zoo<p>Born in …

Wildlife

Why astronauts get slapped in the face with a cross before going to space

Because religion. And geopolitics<p>Astronauts leave nothing to chance, and alongside the checks and double-checks carried out before a rocket launches, there's a clutch of rituals that have taken root in the world of space travel. Perhaps the oddest of these (at least visually) is the official …

How we'll live in space, according to people in the 1970s

Concept art for<br>NASA space stations<p>Imagining life on the high frontier<p>In the 1970s, NASA held a series of summer schools to explore practical designs …

NASA Straps 18 Propellers to a Wing, Because Science

Solar Impulse 2, the plane powered only by the sun, has dominated the electric aircraft news cycle recently, starting its 5-month, 20,000-mile …

On Pi Day, How Scientists Use This Number

<b>Update - March 16, 2015:</b> An answer key for JPL Education's pi challenge is now available at: www.jpl.nasa.gov/edu/piday2015<p><b>Fast Facts:</b><p>› The number …