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Here's What the Beginnings of Spaceflight Looked Like in the 1950s

For a small, remote site in the desert with a modest staff, the High Speed Flight Station saw some incredible advances in aviation's that ultimately led to spaceflight.<p>North of Los Angeles and north of the San Bernardino mountains is the Mojave Desert, home to scorchingly hot days, bone chillingly …

Space Exploration

Are Humans Really Headed To Mars Anytime Soon?

With recent news headlines proclaiming that dozens of people have been selected as finalists for a Martian astronaut corps, it might seem like a trip to this alien world might finally be close at hand.<p>But let's have a little reality check. What are the chances that we really will see people on the …

Space Science

Small, Shrinking Mercury Is a Planetary Space Oddity

Mercury is more than just a dead, roasted chunk of rock. In fact, the solar system’s smallest planet is proving to be surprisingly lively. Well, not in the sense that anything actually lives there, though scientists don’t discount the possibility that some of Mercury’s nooks and crannies could help …

The Science of Near-Death Experiences

Empirically investigating brushes with the afterlife<p>Near-death experiences have gotten a lot of attention lately. The 2014 movie <i>Heaven Is for Real</i>, about a young boy who told his parents he had visited heaven while he was having emergency surgery, grossed a respectable $91 million in the United …

University of Michigan

The Real Star Wars: Air Force Heads to the Heavens for Weapons Guidance

The success of precision-guided bombs in 1991’s Gulf War was a revelation. The world watched transfixed as U.S. generals briefed before screens …

Military

Isis attacks on ancient sites erasing history of humanity, says Iraq

Antiquities ministry reiterates calls for international community to intervene after reports of new attack on ancient city of Dur Sharrukin<p>The Iraqi antiquities ministry has acknowledged reports of a new attack by Islamic State militants on an ancient Assyrian city north-east of Mosul, reiterated …

University College London

'Chappie': Why do so many sci-fi helmers lose heat on their fastball?

There's no shortage of ways that<p>Neill Blomkamp’s science-fiction robot story “Chappie” goes off the rails. The movie is a retread of so many bots-gone-wild/bots-still-cute movies, and the way Blomkamp and longtime screenwriting collaborator Terri Tatchell fill out the story does it no favors. You …

Waking Detroit

Project info<p>Waking Detroit is a title that holds different meanings. Wake means to be active. It means to emerge from a state of sleep. Wake also means to watch over a dead body prior to burial.<p>This collection of photographs challenges you to find your own meaning in the title Waking Detroit. …

Bankruptcy

LS IV: Doors

Google Doodle forgets to celebrate Christopher Wren the man of science

Today’s Google Doodle marks the birthday of Christopher Wren, the architect, but we should also remember him as an astronomer and founding figure for the Royal Society and Royal Observatory<p>If people have heard of Christopher Wren, they tend to know him as an architect. As the plaque in St Paul’s …

Scientists can now simulate curved space-time in a lab - ExtremeTech

By on October 18, 2014 at 11:02 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>When discussing quantum physics, …

Quantum Mechanics

New seafloor map reveals thousands of seamounts

A new global map of the ocean, made with satellite data, reveals thousands of previously uncharted seamounts.<p>Vast unexplored areas of the ocean have …

Friends of APOD - FAPOD

Venus and the Triply Ultraviolet Sun<br>Image Credit: NASA/SDO & the AIA, EVE, and HMI teams;<br>Digital Composition: Peter L. Dove …

Week's Best Space Pictures: Clusters Form, Opportunity Pans, and Orion Is Assembled

Galaxy clusters give up secrets, a Mars rover takes a panorama, and the Orion spacecraft takes a step closer to completion in this week's best space pictures.

One-Pan Pasta

I am here to tell you about a recipe for pasta that you cook in one pan. <i>One pan, people!</i> Dried noodles, sauce ingredients, water—they all get thrown …

How to Make Grilled Flatbread

<i>We should all have a solid command of the ABCs of baking. Thankfully,</i> <i>Food52's Test Kitchen Manager</i> <i>Erin McDowell -- alongside photographer Sarah Stone, who both blog at The Shutter Oven -- is here, with tips and tricks to help you master the most essential desserts and the simplest breads.</i><p><i>Today:</i> …

one-hour homemade ricotta

If you have an hour and a stove and enjoy delicious things then I have a weekend kitchen project just for you! Homemade ricotta! Making cheese is …

Classic Garlic Bread

12 Servings<p>Active Time: 10 min<p>Total Time: 25 min<p>For this classic garlic bread, you can cut and butter the bread well in advance, but don’t bake it until guests arrive. This is part of BA's Best, a collection of our essential recipes.<p>October 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>½ cup cup (1 stick) unsalted butter<p>¼ …

Bread

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5 Great Fall Beers for the Pumpkin Beer Hater

More<p>BEER!<p>We love it. And you've voted. See which is the best American beer city.<p>Fall has its ups and downs. The leaves change to beautiful colors, the kids are back at school, and you're reminded of how good it feels to ease into the warmth of your favorite sweater. But it ain't all pecan pies and …

In Pictures: Tunisia town embraces street art

"I think the best part of things, of projects like this, is that they are very community oriented, so many people get to communicate with them, see them, experience them."<p>Speaking to Associated Press news agency, San Francisco-based artist Monica Canilao gets to the heart of why such a diverse …

'Primordial Soup' Computer Model Tracks The Beginning Of Life At The Atomic Level

Scientists zero-in on how a lightning zap could give rise to living things.<p>In the early 1950s, a chemist named Stanley Miller mixed up a bunch of gases including methane, ammonia and hydrogen. That's kind of stuff that had been on Earth before life began. Miller zapped those gases with electricity, …

Chemistry

Biologists delay the aging process by 'remote control'

UCLA biologists have identified a gene that can slow the aging process throughout the entire body when activated remotely in key organ …

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APOD: An Aurora Cupcake with a Milky Way Topping (2014 Sep 09)<br>Image Credit & Copyright: Göran Strand …

Hawking: God particle could destroy universe

THE Higgs boson, once hailed as the God particle, may actually have the potential to destroy the universe, Professor Stephen Hawking has warned.<p>He …

Physics

Tales of the Dead Come Back: How Modern Medicine Is Reinventing Death

"Death travelers" are bringing back stories of life beyond death.<p>They can fly through walls or circle the planets, turn into pure light or meet long-dead relatives. Many have blissful experiences of universal love. Most do not want to return to the living. When they do, they're often endowed with …

World's first cyborg wants to hack your body

<b>(CNN) —</b> Neil Harbisson is the world's first legally recognized cyborg. He has an antenna implanted into his skull that gives him access to something he was born without: the ability to perceive color.<p>In a world where technology is overwhelming our mental focus and social lives, Harbisson, 32, has a …