Ken Stewart

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Here comes the sun: NASA's first mission to the star set for 2018

<b>(CNN) —</b> Wearing a nearly 5-inch coat of carbon-composite solar shields, NASA's Parker Solar Probe will explore the sun's atmosphere in a mission that begins in the summer of 2018.<p>It's not a journey that any human can make, so NASA is sending a roughly 10-foot-high probe on the historic mission that …

Space

The FCC's New Take on Net Neutrality: What You Need to Know

The Trump administration’s Federal Communications Commission on Thursday officially began the process of unraveling the Open Internet rules passed by …

Net Neutrality

Nasa to broadcast live 360-degree video of rocket launch on 18 April - Firstpost

<b>Washington</b>: in coordination with commercial cargo provider Orbital ATK and launch service major United Launch Alliance (ULA), is set to broadcast the …

Space Exploration

Earth Prepares To Snap First-Ever Image Of A Black Hole's Event Horizon

Perhaps gravity’s oddest prediction is the existence of black holes: regions of space where gravity is so strong that nothing, not even light, can escape.<p>Only through gravitational effects, such as by influencing stars, have they ever been seen.<p>X-ray signatures can locate and be used to weigh black …

Black Holes

What the game industry thinks of Nintendo’s Switch

Developers and executives discuss the hybrid system.<p>Four days from today, Nintendo's latest console will go on sale.<p>A little over four years since the launch of Wii U, a little over four months since Nintendo announced Switch, and to many, the system seems like a breath of fresh air — a game …

Confused about life? Look into the night sky

It is by peering into the universe – not ourselves – that we understand the meaning of life<p>We are obsessed with ourselves. We study <i>our</i> history, <i>our</i> psychology, <i>our</i> philosophy, <i>our</i> gods. Much of our knowledge revolves around humankind itself, as if we were the most important thing in the universe. But …

Quarks

Switch plays to Nintendo's strengths: handhelds, weird controllers, and 30-somethings

The trailer for Nintendo's new Switch console plays like a <i>Mission Impossible</i> heist. Just when you think Tom Cruise is stumped, his gadget does one more weird trick to save the day.<p><i>Dog needs to go outside?</i><p>No problem, just take apart your modular controller and snap the pieces onto the sides of the …

Retrogaming

16 daily habits that are easy to practice and can significantly improve your life

In the Quora thread "What are some good 'mini habits' to practice each day?" readers shared the simple habits you should follow every day to become a happier, healthier, or more productive person.<p>The best part is, each one takes only about five minutes to complete.<p>Here are some of our favorites:<p>1. …

Self-help

Happiness Hacks: 9 Things Proven to Make You Happy

Abraham Lincoln once said, <i>“Folks are usually about as happy as they make their minds up to be.”</i><p>While a good chunk of happiness is controlled by our …

8 Secrets of Great Communicators

Great communication skills are a powerful tool to have in your arsenal. Here are eight proven strategies that will improve yours today.<p>When it comes to communication, we all tend to think we're pretty good at it. Truth is, even those of us who are good communicators aren't nearly as good as we …

Public Speaking

'Building Star Trek' Doc Celebrates TV Series' Tech Legacy

From phasers to communicators, the science of "Star Trek" seemed so incredibly futuristic when the first show aired 50 years ago, on Sept. 8, 1966. …

Mystery planets and strange orbits: what is lurking in the far reaches of our solar system?

Whether it's 'my very early morning jam sandwich' or 'many vile earthlings', everyone has a memorable way to list off the planets in our solar system.<p>…

Astronomy

Why Hubble Still Blows Our Minds After a Quarter Century in Space

To celebrate the Hubble Space Telescope’s 26th anniversary in space, NASA released a series of images, videos, and simulations of an object known as …

Universe

NASA's Kepler Spacecraft In Emergency Mode, 75 Million Miles From Earth

NASA has declared an emergency after discovering that its planet-hunting Kepler Spacecraft, now millions of miles away, is not operating properly.<p>NASA mission operations engineers learned that the spacecraft had switched into emergency mode during scheduled contact on Thursday, the agency announced …

Universe

How to instantly connect with anyone

Too many people succumb to the mistaken belief that the ability to connect with others is a natural, unteachable trait that belongs to only a lucky few.<p>It's easy to fall prey to this misconception. In reality, this ability is under your control, and it's a matter of emotional intelligence …

Emotional Intelligence

Scientists say this behavior can make men more attractive to women

From being a talented musician to walking a dog, there are plenty of traits and behaviors that can amp up your sex appeal to women — especially if you're looking to land a long-term relationship.<p>A growing body of research on romantic attraction has focused on the importance of altruism: Men who …

Relationships

Everything we know so far about Nintendo's next game console

Nintendo is working on a new game console. Did you know? You're forgiven if you didn't — Nintendo has been pretty quiet about it, and that's intentional.<p>The console only has a codename: "NX." We don't know the official name, nor a description, nor really any other major information. Former Nintendo …

Retrogaming

101 Motivational Quotes to Start 2016 Off Right | Inc.com

Another year has passed. It's time to start over with a clean slate. Maybe 2015 didn't go the way you planned; you didn't follow through with your great ideas and your goals weren't met. Well it's a new year and a can be new you on January 1.<p>Or maybe 2015 was amazing and you need to keep the …

Motivation

2016: The Year We Began Mining the Moon

Now that Elon Musk’s SpaceX has managed to land upright, the future of travel and commerce in outer space is bright.<p>It came streaking down from the …

We Just Saw the Birth of a New Planet for the First Time

Astronomers confirm the discovery of a still-forming exoplanet 450 light years away.<p>Of the thousands of new exoplanetsidentified in the past few years, none has been quite like this one—because it's still forming. Astronomers led by Stephanie Sallum at the University of Arizona and Katherine …

How the expansion of the universe is affecting galactic speeds

Warp speed galaxies come up when I talk about the expansion of the Universe.<p>Perhaps it's dark energy acceleration, or the earliest inflationary period of the Universe when EVERYTHING expanded faster than the speed of light.<p>Imagine our expanding Universe. It's not an explosion from a specific place, …

Universe

Four future space technologies that will change the world in your lifetime

From ending natural disasters, to flying to Sydney in an hour, scientists are working on future technologies to solve some of humanity's biggest challenges<p>Imagine a world where severe storms, tornadoes, and flash flooding are no longer a threat to human life. Or a time when flying from London to …

Stephen Hawking: Black Holes 'Are Not The Eternal Prisons' We Once Thought

Stephen Hawking, who once stunned the scientific community by saying that black holes emit radiation, expounded on another groundbreaking theory on Tuesday.<p>"The message of this lecture is that black holes ain't as black as they are painted. They are not the eternal prisons they were once thought," …

Physics

Behold, All 25 DC Comics Meets Looney Tunes Novemeber Variant Comic Covers

I tawt I taw a puddy cat… dressed up as Superman.<p>Earlier today, DC revealed that Looney Tunes would be featured in 25 variant covers for the month of …

Comic Books

Scientists studying starlight can tell you: Our universe is going dark

We know that our universe has already lived through great number of exciting phases. But new research released overnight shows the universe has long passed its peak and is slowly but surely dying.<p>The research was presented at the year’s largest gathering of astronomers at the International …

Universe

Robin Williams: his 50 funniest quotes

Is Our Universe a Fake?

<i>Robert Lawrence Kuhn is the creator, writer and host of "Closer to Truth," a public television and multimedia program that features the world's</i> …

How a bunch of government space geeks at NASA won the internet

In an era when the media whips itself into a frenzy over how to make things go viral, and marketers take their cues from big brands, a government entity has quickly and quietly become the darling of the internet.<p>Those searching for proof need look no further than this week’s Pluto flyby. After a …

Social Media

Satoru Iwata changed the whole games industry and now leaves it in mourning

The Nintendo president, who has died from cancer at the age of 55, brought in a ‘blue ocean’ strategy that would lead to the industry’s most successful consoles<p>On my business card, I am a corporate president. In my mind, I am a game developer. But in my heart, I am a gamer.<p>– Satoru Iwata, speaking …

Retrogaming

The Pluto Encounter Means More Than You Think

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Papua New Guinea