Gerry Manacsa

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Tesla Model 3 First Drive Review

Hyper Scoop: Motor Trend gets the first extended drive in a Tesla Model 3<p><i>The Tesla Model 3 is here, and it is the most important vehicle of the century.</i><p><i>Yes, the hyperbole is necessary. The original Tesla Model S was a proof of concept—it was possible to make a long-range electric vehicle. The Model</i> …

Elon Musk’s Mars rocket may be about to lose half of its engines

Downscaling the Mars booster suggests that Musk may be bending toward reality.<p>Last year, SpaceX founder Elon Musk shared plans for his transportation …

Don’t Tell The Kids, But Bedtime Is A Social Construct

<i>The questions that kids ask about science aren’t always easy to answer. Sometimes, their little brains can lead to big places that adults forget to</i> …

This creature has 10 eyes, legs that chew and blood that saved your life

KITTS HUMMOCK, Del. — All along the shoreline, for as far as you can see, slick shells of horseshoe crabs glisten in the fading daylight. Listen closely, and you can hear their subtle clacking and the whisper of water over their carapaces.<p>It’s horseshoe crab spawning season in Delaware Bay. Every …

A new all-electric aircraft with a range up to 600 miles unveiled at Paris Air Show

At the 52nd International Paris Air Show, Eviation Aircraft, a member of NASA’s on-demand mobility program, unveiled the first prototype of a new all-electric aircraft concept with a range of up to 600 miles (965 km) – pictured above.<p>While it was the prototype’s debut this week, Eviation says that …

Eerie Photos Capture Fear and Paranoia in Washington DC

Something strange is afoot in Washington. Nondescript white vans loiter in quiet neighborhoods. Office workers hustle boxes of documents into a …

Alex Jones

The Most Mysterious Object in the History of Technology

Multispectral scanning reveals ancient text on the fabled Antikythera Mechanism, and suggests the machine was a mechanical textbook.<p>It was, as they say, a dark and stormy night. The passengers on the enormous ship probably didn’t realize they were in danger until the moment their vessel slammed …

Archaeology

Documents reveal a powerful, secretive foundation’s blueprint for spreading right-wing ideology, state by state

Meet the Bradley Foundation, giving the Koch brothers a run for their money.<p>The billionaire industrialists Charles and David Koch get a lot of press coverage about their vast, conservative political spending network that helps elect right-wing officials at the federal, state and local levels and …

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The Possibility of Silicon-Based Life Grows

Science fiction has long imagined alien worlds inhabited by silicon-based life, such as the rock-eating Horta from the original Star Trek series. …

Food on Enceladus, Old Faithful on Europa Strengthen Case for Finding Alien Life

Two moons in the outer solar system—Jupiter’s Europa and Saturn’s Enceladus—are becoming the undisputed top targets in the search for life elsewhere …

NASA finds more evidence that the ocean on Enceladus could support alien life

Hydrothermal activity on the moon’s sea floor could have the right stuff for microbes to thrive<p>Saturn's icy white moon Enceladus has given NASA scientists another clue that it could have the right conditions for life. They found that hydrogen molecules are spewing from the moon, which suggests hot …

The Dark Secret at the Heart of AI - MIT Technology Review

Last year, a strange self-driving car was released onto the quiet roads of Monmouth County, New Jersey. The experimental vehicle, developed by …

Here’s why the imminent test of Jeff Bezos’ BE-4 rocket engine is a huge deal

A good test would prove the doubters wrong and further advance new space.<p>Key Blue Origin officials have begun to drop hints about the imminent …

SpaceX studying landing sites for Mars missions

THE WOODLANDS, Texas — SpaceX has been working with NASA to identify potential landing sites on Mars for both its Red Dragon spacecraft and future …

NASA Wants to Launch a Giant Magnetic Field to Make Mars Habitable

So crazy, it just might work.<p>NASA scientists have proposed a bold plan that could give Mars its atmosphere back and make the Red Planet habitable for …

Science

NASA’s longshot bet on a revolutionary rocket may be about to pay off

A 7-time astronaut has a NASA contract and is ready to prove the doubters wrong.<p>HOUSTON—Franklin Chang-Díaz bounds up a handful of stairs and peers …

Elon Musk Has a New Timeline for Humans Living on Mars

Reaching the Red Planet<p>Do we really need to explore Mars? According to tech innovator Elon Musk, it’s not just a choice we have to make, it’s a …

Humans probably couldn't live on 'second Earth' Proxima b, Nasa says

When Proxima b was discovered to great fanfare last year, it was dubbed 'second Earth' because of its potential to host life. Nasa has now said this …

Calculating what it would take to park a solar sail at Alpha Centauri

Like gravitational boosts, but brakes, and using light.<p>Breakthrough Starshot is an initiative that hopes to send miniature spaceships on a high-speed …

38,000-year-old carving includes enigmatic “punctuation” pattern

New finding suggests that paleolithic Europeans shared a common set of symbols.<p>We know little about the early <i>Homo sapiens</i> who migrated to Europe from …

The massive election-rigging scandal the media ignored

<b>In this Oct. 26, 2016, photo, casino workers vote at an early voting site in Las Vegas. With Election Day approaching, many small businesses want to make it easy for staffers to vote. So they’re giving them flex time, balloting breaks or are opening several hours late. (AP Photo/John Locher) (AP)</b><p>In …

‘We Couldn’t Believe Our Eyes’: A Lost World of Shipwrecks Is Found

The medieval ship lay more than a half-mile down at the bottom of the Black Sea, its masts, timbers and planking undisturbed in the darkness for seven or eight centuries. Lack of oxygen in the icy depths had ruled out the usual riot of creatures that feast on sunken wood.<p>This fall, a team of …

Finding North America’s lost medieval city

Cahokia was bigger than Paris—then it was completely abandoned. I went there to find out why.<p>A thousand years ago, huge pyramids and earthen mounds …

Bezos reveals design of powerful orbital-class launcher