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Apollo Moon Landing Flags Still Standing, Photos Reveal

An enduring question ever since the manned moon landings of the 1960s has been: Are the flags planted by the astronauts still standing?<p>Now, lunar …

Nasa announcement: 'Amazing' Pluto discovery to be revealed, senior scientist says

Nasa are set to reveal an "amazing" discovery on Thursday, according to one of the space agency's senior scientists.<p>Dr Alan Stern, a planetary …

NASA’s top planetary scientist told us what he thinks of the science in 'The Martian'

<b>Spoiler alert if you haven't read "The Martian."</b><p>Scientists may have just discovered water flowing on the surface of Mars, but it's still a pretty inhospitable place to call home.<p>Yet that's exactly what Matt Damon's character, a NASA astronaut stranded on the Red Planet, does in the upcoming film …

Carbon Dioxide

Inside the ISIS Blueprint for Winning

Back in 2010, ISIS was on the downswing. The terrorist group then published a think tank-like pamphlet on how to get a country of its own.<p>Despite the …

Member of Fifa appeals court says Cheillini admitted to faking it when bitten by Luis Suarez

The vice president of Fifa’s appeals court Fernando Mitjans claims Giorgio Chiellini admitted he had overreacted to Luis Suarez’s bite during the 2014 World Cup in order to get the Uruguay striker sent off.<p>Suarez was banned from playing in competitive matches for four months and was also suspended …

Soccer

The best way to colonize Mars is crazier than Elon Musk's idea of dropping nukes on the planet

Yet the Red Planet holds great promise, and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk recently discussed its future with comedian and television host Stephen Colbert.<p>Musk, who hopes to build a colony of 1 million people on Mars, told Colbert that there are two ways to warm the global temperatures on Mars, which would …

Habitats

eBay launches new speedy-delivery membership, but only in Germany for now

Online shopping emporium eBay has officially revealed that its long-rumored speedy-delivery program, eBay Plus, is set to launch.<p>The initiative has been tested since at least May of this year, and the company will launch the program this coming Tuesday in Germany, according to a Wall Street Journal …

Tech Industry

New, High-Res Images Reveal Intricate Landscapes, Unexpected Features on Pluto

New images of Pluto, sent back to Earth from NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft, are unveiling more surprises about the dwarf planet on the fringe of the observable solar system. Released over the last two days, the images are higher resolution than the ones released in July, when the spacecraft flew …

Leader of al Qaeda belittles leader of ISIS as not worthy

<b>(CNN) —</b> In a blistering new message, the leader of al Qaeda denounces the leader of ISIS as the illegitimate leader of a phony caliphate.<p>Exposing a glaring hostility between the two jihadi groups, Ayman al-Zawahiri, the leader of al Qaeda, openly attacks ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi for …

Islam

Russian cosmonaut back after record 879 days in space

Padalka -- who has spent a total of 879 days in space over five separate trips -- touched ground on the barren Kazakh steppe on schedule at 0051 GMT along with Kazakh cosmonaut Aidyn Aimbetov and Danish astronaut Andreas Mogensen.<p>"Landing has taken place," a spokesman for Russia's space agency …

Space Exploration

NASA is 'puzzled' by its best photo yet of these mysterious white spots in space

We just got our best look yet at a strange cluster of bright spots on Ceres, a dwarf planet in the Asteroid Belt, that scientists have spent months puzzling over.<p>NASA's Dawn spacecraft returned the close-up shot (below) of a giant 4-mile-deep crater on Ceres. The spacecraft snapped the photo from …

Astronomy

Astronaut shares gorgeous photo of San Francisco from space

Astronaut Scott Kelly has gained a following for stunning photos taken during his year-long mission aboard the International Space Station. On Saturday, he posted a photo of San Francisco amid the holiday weekend sunshine.<p>"#GoodMorning #sanfrancisco! Looking good this #Saturday morning!" Kelly …

Space Science

The 'oldest galaxy ever found' is upsetting astrophysicists

Astrophysicists have discovered the oldest, most-distant galaxy ever observed. EGS8p7 is just 500 million years younger than the universe itself, and …

North Korean defector: Kim Jong Un's days are numbered

<b>(CNN) —</b> He's a fairly young man, wearing an ill-fitting suit. His thin neck is pronounced, giving way to an equally thin face and frame. We're meeting over a meal of sushi, something he specifically requested because it's rare for those trapped in North Korea.<p>For his safety, I'll limit descriptions …

North Korea

Afghanistan: hundreds of schoolgirls affected by toxic gas

Hundreds of young girls have been treated in hospital in the Afghan province of Herat, after a suspected toxic gas attack on three separate schools.<p>Special security measures are now in place at girls’ schools in the province.<p>“We were in class,” one girl told reporters,“when our teacher came and …

Morocco’s ruling Islamist party wins key cities in local elections

Morocco’s ruling Islamist party won most of the country’s key cities during Friday’s local elections, further expanding its reach after four years of leading a coalition government that undertook major fiscal reforms.<p>The Justice and Development party, known by its French acronym PJD, came to power …

Africa

Quebec’s Proposed Imposition of Blasphemy Laws Will Affect Us All

Opinion<p>Posted: Aug 28, 2015 2:09 PM<p><i>The opinions expressed by columnists are their own and do not represent the views of Townhall.com.</i><p>While Canada is …

Rights & Freedoms

Mali arrests three Islamist militants - The Nation Nigeria

Mali’s military said it had arrested three suspected members of a new Islamist militant group who it claimed were behind a series of recent armed …

Thai Police Still Looking For Man Accused In Shrine Blast

Authorities in Thailand now say that neither of the two people in custody in connection with last month's deadly bombing of a religious shrine in the capital is the main suspect in the attack.<p>Police spokesman Prawut Thavornsiri said that neither of the suspects — identified as Adem Karadag and …

Extremism

NASA is sending the probe that took pictures of Pluto to the far reaches of our solar system

An astronomer's dream, these images provided NASA with the closest and most detailed look at Pluto they have ever seen.<p>Last week, NASA compiled the best of these images in a motion video that showcases the probe's approach, pass-by, and departure from Pluto.<p>But as the agency continues to analyze …

Planets

Hear The Solar System Make Sweet, Beautiful Music

Pondering “what does the solar system sound like?” seems akin to a tree-falling-in-the-woods rhetorical question. But for visual designer Luke Twyman it’s an opportunity to have a little fun with astronomy and music.<p>SolarBeat is an addictive and oddly soothing web application that uses the orbital …

Astronomy

2015 September 5 - Atlas V Rising

<b>Atlas V Rising</b> <b><br>Image Credit & Copyright:</b> Mike Deep<p><b>Explanation:</b> Early morning risers along Florida's Space Coast, planet Earth, were treated to a …

Cosmology

A New Global War Front is Taking Shape in Cyberspace

The United States may still be the world's preeminent superpower, based on size and reach of military and intelligence operations, but defending the virtual borders of cyberspace is another matter. Cyberattacks by foreign nations and their agents are on the rise, and this new form of conflict …

Cybersecurity

Airman who helped stop train attack returns to US

TRAVIS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AP) — The U.S. Air Force airman who was injured when he and two childhood friends tackled a heavily armed gunman on a Paris-bound train returned to his native California Thursday night.<p>Airman 1st Class Spencer Stone arrived at about 8:30 p.m. at Travis Air Force Base …

Military

Mother believed to be bound for Syria arrested in UK

Zahera Tariq, who had taken her four children to Turkey from east London home, taken into custody on suspicion of child abduction<p>A mother thought to have been planning to travel to Syria with her four children has been arrested after returning to the UK.<p>Zahera Tariq, 33, was detained in Turkey on …

London City Airport

Archaeologists' weapon against ISIS: 5,000 cameras

Archaeologists and thousands of volunteers are in a race against time to digitally map some of the world's oldest and most important statues, temples, and cities before they can be destroyed by the Islamic State, the <i>Los Angeles Times</i> reports.<p>If ISIS "is permitted to wipe the slate clean and rewrite …

Morocco votes in test for Islamist government

Around 32,000 seats on local and regional bodies are in play in a vote that will offer a snapshot of the political climate, four years after the Arab Spring swept through the north African state.<p>The 2011 protests led to concessions from King Mohammed VI, and a new constitution was issued, leading …

Africa

Official: Islamic State militants destroy ancient tombs in Syria

Islamic State militants destroyed three ancient tower tombs in the central city of Palmyra in the last few days, a Syrian government official said Friday.<p>Tower tombs, built on high grounds, are a unique feature of the Roman-era caravan city.<p>Maamoun Abdulkarim, head of the Antiquities and Museums …

Scientists analysing data from NASA's Cassini mission have firm evidence the ocean inside Saturn's largest moon, Titan, might be as salty as Earth's Dead Sea.

4th July 2014<p>Ocean inside Titan could be as salty as the Dead Sea<p><b>Scientists analysing data from NASA's Cassini mission have firm evidence the ocean</b> …