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What you should know about Cuneiform writing: One of the most important ancient writing systems

It is believed to be the oldest writing system known to man to date. The cuneiform writing can be found on numerous clay and stone tablets and …

NASA releases first Pluto flyby images

NASA has released the first images taken during New Horizons’ historic flyby of dwarf planet Pluto.<p>“We have got a whole bunch of high-resolution observations safely on the spacecraft,” said New Horizons’ Geology, Geophysics and Imaging Team Leader John Spencer, during a press conference at Johns …

Ancient Egyptian Papyrus reveals extraterrestrials visited Egypt in the past

It is believed that the Tulli Papyrus is the best evidence of ancient flying saucers in the distant past, and for some reason, historians have …

史上最強五大越獄事件(英文) - 紐約時報中文網

<b>摘要:</b>墨西哥毒梟古茲曼本周在洗澡時通過地道成功越獄,讓他和「頭號公敵」狄林傑、「浪蕩子」卡薩諾瓦等人一樣,在越獄事件簿上寫下重要一筆。《紐約時報》回顧了歷史上最著名的一系列越獄事件。<p>The escape of a notorious drug cartel chieftain from Mexico』s most secure penitentiary over the weekend instantly ranked as one of most audacious breakouts in the annals of penology. The escapee, Joaquín Guzmá …

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How Pluto won over NASA’s critics

An experiment in figuring out what Washington likes about outer space.<p>NASA rarely gets an easy win.<p>When the space agency began proposing human missions to Mars, critics slammed it for ignoring a return trip to the nearby Moon. Ted Cruz has publicly flogged it for focusing too much on climate …

George W. Bush

This Is What It Looked Like the First Time We Saw Mars

It's been 50 years since we got the first images of Mars. Now we're about to get the first images of Pluto.<p>From the moment NASA introduced its seven Mercury astronauts to the nation at a press conference on April 9, 1959, the manned program dominated more than a decade of the space agency’s …

17 Phenomenal Pictures Of Space That Will Fill You With Awe

The shortlist for the Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2015 competition will give you the feels.

Astronomy