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Stephen Colbert and Hillary Clinton Discussed the Most Controversial Issue of the Election

At Carnegie Deli.<p>Any good citizen will consider several factors when deciding who to vote for: Domestic and foreign policy, voting history, experience, trustworthiness, wealthy donors, and how he or she eats food. In recent weeks, nearly every national politician has been caught in rather awkward …

An engine for Mars: Aerojet wins $67M NASA contract for solar electric propulsion

Aerojet Rocketdyne’s operation in Redmond, Wash., has won a $67 million contract from NASA to design and develop an advanced electric propulsion …

New documentary reveals the drama of building the largest space telescope ever

A NASA telescope that's expected to launch in 2018 could revolutionize the way humans understand the universe — and a new documentary promises to …

Europe's Most (And Least) Affordable Cities: The European Backpacker Index For 2016

Budget-savvy travelers in need a little inspiration are in luck: The 6th annual Europe Backpacker Index that ranks 56 of the continents popular cities – from cheapest to most expensive – was recently released.<p>“The good news for those of us holding US dollars is that our currency has surged in most …

European Travel

How NASA Pulled off the Craziest Stunt on Mars, From the Guy Who Led the Team

Just a normal interplanetary jaunt involving supersonic parachutes and Sky Cranes.<p>When it comes to outrageous stunts, Evel Knievel has nothing on the Mars Curiosity rover. On August 6, 2012, this robotic daredevil hurtled into the Martian atmosphere at 13,200 miles per hour, deployed a supersonic …

How To Be A Great Teacher, From 12 Great Teachers

Great teachers have two things in common: an exceptional level of devotion to their students, and the drive to inspire each one to learn and succeed.<p>At NPR Ed we're just about halfway through our 50 Great Teachers project.<p>We've profiled teachers at all levels, in all subjects, from all over the …

Teaching

U.S. Air Force certifies SpaceX Falcon 9 upgrade

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 27 (UPI) -- The U.S. Air Force has updated the certification of SpaceX's upgraded Falcon 9, clearing it for use in National …

Watch Stephen Hawking and Paul Rudd Face Off in a Game of Quantum Chess

Quick, who would win in a game of quantum chess: the brilliant, world-renowned theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking, or the goofy, lovable actor …

SpaceX just announced more details about its Hyperloop test track

Musk's company SpaceX announced on Tuesday that it has partnered with the global design and construction firm AECOM to design and build its one-mile Hyperloop test track located adjacent to the SpaceX headquarters in Hawthorne, California.<p>The test track will be used for the upcoming Hyperloop pod …

High-speed Rail

Why SpaceX can (and should) attempt a crewed circumlunar flight on the 50th anniversary of Apollo 8 (December 21, 2018). : spacex

SpaceX plans not one but two Falcon Heavy flights <i>this year</i> (2016), which means that 3, 4, 5 or more may have happened by late 2018. While not as …

Andy Serkis Says Supreme Leader Snoke Is Not Darth Plagueis

Stunning Time Lapse of the Fire-Engulfed Luxury Hotel in Dubai

Countless people, and among them many photographers, flocked to the vicinity of Dubai’s Burj Khalifa to get a good view of one of the most impressive …

Watch as Russian space junk surprises a man trying out his selfie stick

By Jenny Starrs<p>, Video editor<p>Charnchai Jardpimai spotted something hurtling across the sky while he was filming himself with a selfie stick on Saturday. He spun around to view what he thought was a meteor streaking through the sky above Phitsanulok province in Thailand.<p>The National Astronomical …

Space

One Rocket, Slightly Used but Ready to Fly Again!

Wait a minute.... Did Elon Musk just hint SpaceX will fly its victorious Falcon 9 rocket a second time?! We knew reusability was the long-term plan, …

The visionaries are making space travel exciting again

Our trajectory in space will now be the work of a functioning market of both ideas and commerce<p>Fractured and divided as we are, on one thing we can agree: 2015 was a miserable year. The only cheer was provided by Lincoln Chafee and the Pluto fly-by (two separate phenomena), as well as one seminal …

Hold Onto Your Astro-Butts, 2016 Will Be a Big Year for Space

2016 has some exceptionally large spaceboots to fill.<p>When it comes to daring space adventures, 2015 will be a tough act to follow. As noted in our recap of the year's biggest space stories, the past 12 months have been a riveting joyride complete with spacecraft redemption, juicy rivalries, and …

Space Exploration

3 Superset Workouts That Will Melt Away the Fat Covering Your Abs

Kick your spare tire to the curb with these calorie-torching exercise combos<p>You’ve probably done supersets before.<p>A superset is when you pair together two exercises, and do them back-to-back with little to no rest. They’re typically classified as competitive or non-competitive.<p>Competitive supersets …

A Japanese lifestyle guru explains how to organize your home once — and then never again

Marie Kondo is the queen of organization. Her book, "The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing," reveals her instructions for organizing your space in one sitting, and then never having to do it again.<p>Her methods have garnered a significant social media …

List-Worthy

Watch Ted Cruz Flub A Fox News Interview On Immigration

He struggled to defend confusing claims he made during Tuesday's GOP debate.<p>Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) got a little flustered trying to defend his opposition to immigration reform on Wednesday.<p>Fox News' Bret Baier grilled the 2016 GOP presidential candidate on confusing claims he made while sparring …

There's a Hidden Connection Between Pi and Quantum Mechanics

Physicists have uncovered a hidden connection between a famous 350-year-old mathematical formula for <i>pi,</i> everyone’s favorite irrational number, and …

15 Qualities You Need to Develop Mental Toughness

Mental toughness is a huge indicator of success. Here's how to know if you've got it.<p>We all reach critical points in our lives where our mental toughness is tested. It might be because of a toxic friend or colleague, a dead-end job, or a struggling relationship.<p>Whatever the challenge, you have to …

15 Great YouTube Channels To Learn Science From

If you look for it, I've got a sneaky feeling you'll find that science actually is all around.

Lose Weight with this $50 Grocery Shopping List

A new study by Eat This, Not That! magazine advisor Brian Wansink, director of the Cornell Food and Brand Lab, found that a woman’s weight can be …

Nutrition

Bazinga! Scientists break quantum teleportation distance record

The future of cybersecurity is almost certainly quantum mechanics and this week we moved one step closer as researchers announced they “teleported” …

Watch: Stephen Colbert expertly returned Donald Trump to his rightful position as a comedy side show

Stephen Colbert was put on Earth to interview people like Donald Trump.<p>Maybe that’s why a lot of people were disappointed when he actually did, last night (Sept. 22) on the <i>Late Show</i> on CBS. Pieces on Yahoo and Slate, for instance, take Colbert to task for going easy on candidate Trump, and both …

Donald Trump

Neil deGrasse Tyson explains a fake Mars mission so well it almost hurts

If you aren't excited for the film adaptation of "The Martian," a bestselling sci-fi novel by Andy Weir, this new video starring Neil deGrasse Tyson may do the trick.<p>Complete with epic music, stunning animations, and poetic narration from Tyson, it's clear the team behind the upcoming movie created …

Plasma Rocket Technology Receives NASA Funding Boost

A potential advancement in the United States' electric propulsion capability for the future of spaceflight is being underscored by a new NASA …

Space Travel

This 50th Anniversary Edition of Dune Is the Most Beautiful SF Book You’ll See This Year

Happy birthday, dear <i>Dune</i>. Frank Herbert’s beloved sci-fi epic turned 50 this year, and the Folio Society has celebrated by publishing a stunning new …

Watch SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket (kinda) land on a drone ship

SpaceX released footage of a somewhat failed attempt to land the first stage of its rocket on a drone ship off the coast of Florida.<p>SpaceX …