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Watch what happens when Star Trek and Star Wars collide

The Carbonite Maneuver is a 90-second trailer that jams eternal adversaries <i>Star Wars</i> and <i>Star Trek</i> together to make something both brilliant and blasphemous. The fictional crossover — named by combining <i>Star Trek</i> episode "The Corbomite Maneuver" and the stuff Han Solo gets encased in — imagines that …

Star Trek

Syria war: 'Chlorine' attack video moves UN to tears

<b>Members of the UN Security Council were moved to tears after they were shown a video of an apparent chlorine gas attack in north-west Syria last month.</b><p>The footage shows the unsuccessful attempts of doctors to revive three children all aged under four.<p>US ambassador to the UN Samantha Power described …

Middle East

The US Navy is giving up on fighter pilots and turning to drones

The US Navy is planning to stop using crewed fighter jets in the coming years, according to Navy secretary Ray Mabus, turning instead to uncrewed aerial vehicles and drones to perform missions at sea, on land, and in the air. Speaking at the Sea-Air-Space 2015 conference on Wednesday, Mabus said …

Military

Advanced alien civilizations possible in 50 galaxies

After scouring 100,000 galaxies, scientists say that 50 are emitting unusally high levels of radiation which could hint at alien civilizations<p>Advanced alien life is possible in 50 galaxies, astronomers have said, after finding they are emitting unusually high levels of radiation.<p>A team of …

The building blocks of life found orbiting another star

Looks like NASA's Chief Scientist Ellen Stofan may have over-estimated how long it would take to find extraterrestrial organisms. For the first time in the history of astronomy, scientists have discovered two complex organic molecules, which is vital to the formation of life as we know it, outside …

This Cosmic Ring Photo Is the One to Rule Them All

A new image of an extremely distant galaxy looks like it was the inspiration for the "One Ring" in "The Hobbit," but it's actually the result of …

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RebelMouse vs. WordPress VIP

After building the product for Huffington Post, and owning the product and engineering groups at AOL after we were acquired, it was clear to me there …

Earth Receiving Strange Radio Signals From Space. Could Be Produced By Aliens?

The universe has a lot of powerful and amazing stuff going on. One such thing is called fast radio burst or FRB. These radio signals are extremely …

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The Nasa team keeping tabs on intergalactic death rays

A space mission tracking the most violent explosions in the Universe has just celebrated its 10th anniversary. Richard Hollingham discovers how Swift has changed our view of the cosmos.<p>You do not want to get in the way of a gamma ray burst.<p>“They’re the most luminous, high energy explosions that …

Universe

NASA launches 4 spacecraft to solve magnetic mystery

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA launched four identical spacecraft Thursday on a billion-dollar mission to study the explosive give-and-take of the Earth and sun's magnetic fields.<p>The unmanned Atlas rocket — and NASA's Magnetospheric Multiscale spacecraft — soared into a clear late-night sky, …

Space Exploration

"The Milky Way Underwent a Titanic Eruption 2 Million Years Ago" --NASA/Hubble

The enormous structure was discovered five years ago as a gamma-ray glow on the sky in the direction of the galactic center. Astronomers have since …

The little-known Soviet mission to rescue a dead space station | Ars Technica

How two Cosmonauts battled extreme cold, darkness, and limited resources to save Salyut 7.<p>The following story happened in 1985 but subsequently …

The Fermi Paradox

<i>PDF: We made a fancy PDF of this post for printing and offline viewing. Buy it here. (Or see a preview.)</i><p>Everyone feels something when they’re in a …

DVDanger: Real Monsters

Gacy. Dahmer. Gein. Serial killers are the ultimate folk monsters, media obsessions from news to fiction. But society often deems anyone with more …

Horror

Planets Outside Of Our Solar System

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APOD: Cataclysmic Dawn (2015 Jan 11)<br>Illustration Credit & Copyright: Mark A. Garlick (Space-art.co.uk) …