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Take a tour of China’s first aircraft carrier, a secondhand Soviet-era ship now in Hong Kong

China’s first aircraft carrier, the Liaoning, was open to the public for the first time this past weekend. The event took place in Hong Kong as part of the 20th anniversary marking the city’s handover to Chinese rule.<p>The Liaoning is making a five-day port call in Hong Kong that started on July 7, a …

Hong Kong

ET-spotters get excited about 'alien crablike monster' on Mars

An apparently innocuous image of a Martian cliff taken by Mars Curiosity Rover has gone viral thanks to alien-hunters who have noticed that in one …

The story of the most important Cold War spy most people have never heard of

One of the most significant US intelligence operations in modern history took place in the heart of Soviet Moscow, during one of the most dangerous stretches of the Cold War.<p>From 1979 to 1985, a span that includes President Ronald Reagan's "evil empire" speech, the 1983 US-Soviet war scare, the …

National Security

Dramatic new glimpses of Earth and Mars

EUMETSAT's latest weather satellite, MSG-4, has unveiled a captivating new view of the Earth, while ESA's Mars Express Orbiter has revealed Mars in …

Space

35 weird objects seen on Mars, explained

The Year In Nerd: A Look Back At 2014’s Geeky Television

The 2014 season was a banner year for geeky TV. Everything came up nerd this year, from DC and Marvel duking it out on the airwaves to time travel romance to <i>The Walking Dead</i> beating the NFL in the ratings. So what’s good, bad, and weird? Let’s take a look.<p><b>Zombies Are More Popular Than …