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In Photos: NASA's Historic Launch Pad 39A, from Apollo to Shuttle to SpaceX

NASA's Most Historic Launchpad<p>Credit: NASA<p>Launchpad 39A at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida sent the first astronauts to the moon, supported …

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See drone video of SpaceX landing a Falcon 9 at Cape Canaveral

SpaceX on Sunday launched a Falcon 9 rocket from the same historic launch pad 39A at Kennedy Space Center where NASA sent astronauts to the moon and hosted the beginning and end of the shuttle program. A few minutes later at nearby Cape Canaveral Air Force Station the first stage of that rocket did …

Watch Bradley Cooper Destroy One of Neil Young's Craziest Solos... On Air Guitar

Wow.<p><b>Yesterday Bradley Cooper turned 40,</b> and to celebrate he stopped by <i>The Tonight Show</i> to accept a birthday fro from Jimmy Fallon... and giggle... a <i>lot</i>. Once he and Fallon were able to compose themselves, though, we learned that the <i>American Sniper</i> star is an expert air guitar player, and that he's …

The Making of Ghostbusters: How Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis, and “The Murricane” Built “The Perfect Comedy”

From a potential lead who died of a drug overdose to a marshmallow man suit that went up in flames, Ghostbusters looked like anything but a slam-dunk when Columbia Pictures made it. How Dan Aykroyd’s big idea led to an all-time comedy classic.<p>For the record, <b>Dan Aykroyd</b> really does believe in …

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The US government doesn’t want online courses to be open to Iran, Sudan, and Cuba

The founder of free online learning platform edX, set up by Harvard and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), has spoken out against the US State department’s decision to block people in Iran, Cuba and Sudan from accessing a new advanced course on aircraft design.<p>“I believe that all our …

A Solar-Powered Drone Designed To Fly For Five Years Nonstop

Titan Aerospace will test a drone that could track hurricanes, spot pirates, and more.<p>If a drone never had to land, it could track hurricanes, spot pirates and smugglers, follow animal migrations, and even act as an auxiliary GPS. In essence, it would be a geostationary satellite without the …

The Daily Beast’s Best Longreads, February 22, 2014

<b>Sexual Assault at God’s HarvardKiera Feldman, The New Republic</b>Patrick Henry College, a small evangelical school in northern Virginia, was supposed to …

FAA risks losing drone war

The Washington Nationals used a drone to photograph spring training. Real estate agents use them to show off sprawling properties. Martin Scorsese hired one to film a scene in “The Wolf of Wall Street.”<p>So where does this leave the Federal Aviation Administration, which insists that commercial drone …

Watch a Goldfish Drive Itself Around in a Motion-Tracking Buggy

If you're the type of person that feels bad about keeping your dog inside all day, consider the plight of the common goldfish. Tiny tank. Terrible …

The Top 10 Recipes of 2013

2013 was a year of great food: a year of thousands of recipes, ideas, and inspirations; of cocktail parties and dinner parties; of cookies and pie and, and the plates to go with them. And so below, we present to you the most popular recipes of the past year, in order -- the ones you loved (and …

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The FAA Anounces UAV Testing Sites

The FAA announced six sites for advanced unmanned aerial vehicle testing today. The accepted proposals come from various universities, state governments, and airports.<p>The FAA announced six sites for advanced unmanned aerial vehicle testing today. The accepted proposals come from various …

Setting Up Your New Android Tablet for Maximum Awesome

You put it on the list. You dropped subtle hints. You even watched <i>The Internship</i> just to point out the Android logo. Finally, all that work has paid …

An Adult Man Digitally Recreated “Home Alone” For His Christmas Card And It’s Horrifying And Awesome

Your daily reminder that technology is incredible and awful.

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NPR Music's 100 Favorite Songs Of 2013

What do you have to do, as a song, to win our hearts? You have to sink in. You have to stop someone dead in her tracks. You need to cause that man to act a fool. Scrunch a nose, tense a shoulder, drop an ass.<p>We compile our 100 Favorite Songs much like we do the work on our 50 Favorite Albums list, …

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America's Wealth Is Staggeringly Concentrated in the Northeast Corridor [MAPS]

At the county level, America is a tremendously unequal place. The median household income in the poorest county (Wilcox County, Alabama) was $22,126 in 2012. In Falls Church, Virginia, where highly educated defense contractors and federal government workers cluster, the median income last year was …

Tax breaks power PGA Tour giving

The PGA Tour's nonprofit business model has allowed it to avoid paying up to $200 million in federal taxes over the past 20 years, and its …

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Mysterious space plane spent a year orbiting Earth on secret mission

A year after the Air Force blasted it into orbit, an experimental space drone continues to circle the Earth.<p>Its mission and hush-hush payload, however, remain a mystery.<p>The X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle, which looks like a miniature unmanned version of the space shuttle, was launched from Cape …

The Week’s Best Longreads for November 30, 2013

<b>Animals Were HarmedGary Baum, The Hollywood Reporter</b>The epidemic of animal injury on major Hollywood movie sets reveals the dark irony of the …

A Mob of Fire Ants Becomes a New Kind of Material

Swarms of fire ants act like a material with properties of both viscous fluids, such as honey, and elastic solids, such as rubber. Researchers at Georgia Tech report that these properties depend not only on what the ants are made of but on the way they move.<p><b>When red imported fire ants—an invasive</b>, …

Cops Pull Over Jose Canseco With Fainting Goats Wearing Diapers In His Car

Just an average Wednesday night for the old slugger.

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Insane Video Of A Tornado Destroying A House In Illinois

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This Is The Most Convincing Golf Advertisement Ever

Mike's Golf Shop, located in Chattanooga, Tennessee, made the best golf commercial of all-time. Also, I *think* they might buy golf clubs. (h/t Adweek)

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How Somebody Forced the World’s Internet Traffic Through Belarus and Iceland

This is a deeply technical but potentially very troubling story. Imagine one day you’re using the Internet the same way you do every day. Reading the …

Michigan State rises to No. 1 for first time since 2001

Michigan State coach Tom Izzo wasn't sure his Spartans deserved to be No.1 after a lackluster win against Columbia on Friday night. But No.1 they are, nonetheless, in the new USA TODAY Sports Coaches Poll.<p>It's the first time since Jan. 2, 2001, that the Spartans have been No. 1 in the coaches …

Strip Club Owner Buys House Next Door To Ex-Wife And Installs $7,000 Middle Finger Statue

The sculpture is 12 feet tall and has a spotlight trained on it at night.<p>"I'm so over her," Markovitz told <i>Deadline Detroit</i>. "This is about him. This is about him not being a man."