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Trump just signed a law that maps out NASA's long-term future — but a critical element is missing

For the first time in nearly seven years, the US government has passed a new long-term vision for NASA's future.<p>President Donald Trump signed the NASA Transition Authorization Act of 2017, a bill also known as S.442, into law in the Oval Office on March 21.<p>The Senate and House had collaborated on …

Space Science

D.C. Braces for Tens of Thousands of Protesters During Trump’s Inauguration Week

Donald Trump’s voice won’t be the only one heard at this year’s inauguration.<p>Tens of thousands of people are preparing to hit the streets of Washington D.C. during the 45th president’s inaugural week. While some will march in support of the president or various causes, a growing number will be on …

Rights & Freedoms

Fire

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VR-ready gaming PC for $499 means this tech is getting affordable

AMD and CyberpowerPC promise a $499 desktop, as part of an Oculus Rift bundle.<p>The idea of an expensive VR headset can induce sticker shock in prospective virtual-reality gamers, with headsets running from $599 to $799 for the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive.<p>But that's not as bad as the high-end gaming PCs …

She doesn't have a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, so Carrie Fisher's fans made her one

Before Hollywood Boulevard had fully come alive with street performers and tour groups Wednesday morning, a small crowd had gathered in front of a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.<p>It was adorned with flowers and candles that stopped passersby in their tracks, prompting some to do a double …

Carrie Fisher

The Current, Canonical Star Wars Timeline

After Disney purchased Lucasfilm in 2012, the official Star Wars canon was reset; all the books, games, and comics that had taken place in the Star …

Science Fiction

16 Subtle Harry Potter Tattoos That Are So Damn Magical

"What a cute geometric tattoo," says the Muggle.

18 things you can do right now to protect LGBTQ rights under Donald Trump

(<b>Editor's note:</b> In the aftermath of the election, <i>Mic</i>'s readers have asked what they can do to take action and lend support to the causes they care …

Why don't humans have a penis bone? Scientists may now know

Speed of human mating might be behind the lack of a baculum in humans, suggests study tracing bone’s evolution<p>It can be as long as a finger in a monkey. In the walrus, it can be two feet long. But the human male has lost it completely. And researchers are a little stumped.<p>Known as the baculum to …

New Atlas

Drones have put powerful new tools in the hands of photographers, and the results are only getting more spectacular. One of the best places to track …

Drones

Where Do the ‘Star Trek' Movies Boldly Go After 'Beyond?'

Bringing Back Kirk's Dad Might Actually Work<p>The revolution will not be televised. It'll be sent to your inbox by us.<p>After the last shot of the …

How to learn coding for free: A guide for designers

Learning to code can be one of the most daunting tasks a designer can undertake. Code looks complicated, reads like gibberish, feels boring, and …

Will President Trump Break President Obama's Mars Promise?

<i>I still have the same sense of wonder about our space program that I did as a child. It represents an essential part of our character -- curiosity and exploration, innovation and ingenuity, pushing the boundaries of what's possible and doing it before anybody else.</i><br>-- President Barack Obama<p>Goodbye, …

Donald Trump

Synthetic Photosynthesis? New Tech Recycles Carbon Dioxide Faster Than Plants

Everyone knows the role of photosynthesis in absorbing carbon dioxide (CO2). While there isn’t any doubt that plants are doing their job, there’s …

The Wireless Earbud Revolution is Coming

With the impending release of Apple’s AirPods (not to be confused with the inexpensive wired EarPods) we are entering the era of wireless earbuds.<br>And once again, while Apple is not the first to a market, it has brought attention to the category. Many companies are bringing wireless earbuds to …

Audiophile

Hillary Clinton delivers painful concession speech

<b>New York (CNN) —</b> "I'm sorry."<p>With those simple words, Hillary Clinton, who thought she would wake up Wednesday as the first woman president-elect but crashed to a stunning election defeat to Donald Trump, ended her White House quest and likely her political career.<p>The Democratic nominee …

Government

Why Don't Galaxies Just Pass Through Each Other Instead Of Colliding?

<i>When two galaxies collide they eventually coalesce to form a single (larger) galaxy. By far most of the mass of a galaxy is Dark Matter which feels no friction and suffers not from collisions. Why then do not the dark matter components of the galaxies simply pass through each other and continue</i> …

Astrophysics

‘The Hunger Games’ VR experience is veering too close to ‘Black Mirror’ territory

We're very much on the cusp of the technology we're witnessing in the British anthology series <i>Black Mirror</i> but just how far to we want to immerse …

9 tech skills that pay over $163,500 and are in demand

by Julie Bort<p>More than 6.7 million Americans work in the tech industry today and close to 200,000 tech jobs were added in 2015 alone, researchers say.<p>…

Employment

Learn any of these 14 programming languages and you'll always have a job

C: One of the oldest programming languages still in common use, C was created in the early 1970s. In 1978, the language's legendary and still widely …

Five Great Apps That Will Teach You How to Code

A few years ago, if you wanted to learn coding you had to buy a 20-pound paperback with some cute animal on the cover and then navigate through …

Apps

What If Movies Ended When Someone Said the Title?

From YouTube's Chris Huebs comes an incredible two-part video series in which he imagines what it would look like if movies ended after someone said the title.<p>The series is called "If Movies Ended When Someone Said the Title" and it's a real treat (via The Verge). Some of the movies featured in the …

Movies

NASA space telescope captures black holes ‘burping’ after eating up stars

For the first time ever, astronomers have documented the process by which radiation is expelled from black holes – a process that many believe holds …

Stephen Hawking

Samsung officially recalls Note 7 after US agency weighs in

The US safety agency says Samsung has received 92 reports of the batteries overheating in the US, including 26 reports of burns and 55 reports of property damage.<p>It's official. If you've still got a Samsung Galaxy Note 7, you've got to hand it over.<p>The US Consumer Product Safety Commission on …

A Rejuvenated Michael Phelps Says Rio Will Be Special

Michael Phelps knows he'll be going to his fifth Olympic Games next month. Phelps officially qualified for Rio on Wednesday, by winning the 200-meter butterfly, a race he described as the hardest swim of his career.<p>He followed that up with a win in the 200-meter individual medley late Friday at the …

10 Awesome Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge Accessories

10 Awesome Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge Accessories is a post by Kevin Purcell from Gotta Be Mobile.The Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge often tops the list of best …

This Robot Intentionally Hurts People–And Makes Them Bleed

What about Asimov’s First Law of Robotics?<p>Asimov’s First Law of Robotics is very clear: Robots may not harm people.<p>Although there are certainly plenty of large robots, often used in manufacturing, that one would have to consider dangerous, roboticists have generally hewed to that rule.<p>The “law,” …

10 reasons 'Star Trek' is better than 'Star Wars'

<i>"Trekonomics" author, Manu Saadia, gives "Star Trek" fans 10 reasons to defend themselves against that other franchise.</i><p>Skye Gould/Tech Insider<p>View …

Science Fiction