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SpaceX successfully tests Falcon Heavy rocket’s first stage cores

SpaceX first announced its Falcon Heavy — a much larger rocket than its standard Falcon 9s — back in 2011, and after several years of delays the …

In the Era of Civilian Space Travel, What Laws Do We Bring with Us?

Michael Driver<p>Space travel technology, such as the space elevator, will bring average citizens beyond Earth’s atmosphere sooner than you’d think. What will that do to our understanding of our worlds?<p>What if getting into space was as easy as stepping into an elevator? A 60,000-mile shaft that …

Where did the antimatter go?

<b>(CNN) —</b> You've no doubt heard of Einstein's famous equation E = mc2, and you may well have heard that it means that matter can be converted to energy and back again. That statement is true but incomplete.<p>What is more correct is that energy can be converted not only into matter, but also antimatter …

Here's an SR-71 Story That'll Make You Laugh

Messin' with air traffic controllers, and the Navy.<p>If you're going to show off, make sure you really are top dog.<p>In this great little clip, an SR-71 pilot tells a story about flying around the Western United States to build up crew hours when small plane pilots started calling into air traffic …

Is The Universe Conscious?

The history of science — in particular the physical sciences, like physics and astronomy — can be told as the incremental realization that there is large-scale coherence in the universe.<p>By large-scale coherence, I mean that some of the same physical laws hold at scales as diverse as the atom and …

Physics

PHOTOS: NASA's Juno Mission Just Stared Right Into Jupiter's Angry Red Eye

Take a look at that monster.<p>On Monday, NASA's Juno spacecraft came within 9,000 kilometres (5,600 miles) of one of Jupiter's most iconic features and …

Watch a Sped-Up Version of the Falcon 9 Landing on a Drone Ship Sunday

'Just Read the Instructions"? Looks like it did.<p>After pulling off two drone ship landings in three days, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk took a moment to share …

How Uncertain Are LIGO's First Gravitational Wave Detections?

On September 14, 2015, two black holes of 36 and 29 solar masses merged together from over a billion light years away. In the inspiral and merger process, about 5% of their mass was converted into pure energy. It wasn’t energy the way we’re used to it, though, where photons carry it away in the …

Does Dark Energy Exist?

<i>Paul Sutter is an astrophysicist at The Ohio State University and the chief scientist at COSI Science Center. Sutter is also host of Ask a Spaceman,</i> …

This futuristic NASA ship could reach the edge of the solar system

It took the Voyager 1 spacecraft over three decades to leave the solar system (and scientists still aren't sure when it did). We need a new method of propulsion that will transport spacecraft faster than ever before. NASA is one of a few agencies developing a new way to sail through space, on the …

Space

What went wrong with the F-35, Lockheed Martin's Joint Strike Fighter?

The F-35 was billed as a fighter jet that could do almost everything the U.S. military desired, serving the Air Force, Marine Corps and Navy – and …

How To Build A Spaceship, And Why We Should Start Thinking About It Now

With a growing number of Earth-like exoplanets discovered in recent years, it is becoming increasingly frustrating that we can’t visit them. After …

Our Sun Could Have Been Born With an Evil Twin Called "Nemesis"

The dinosaurs never had a chance.<p>A new model on how stars are formed has added weight to the hypothesis that most – if not all – stars are born in a …

Ask Ethan: What does the edge of the Universe look like?

There’s a point beyond which we cannot go, there are things beyond that we cannot know. But here’s what we expect.<p><i>“The Edge… there is no honest way</i> …

Man devises genius airplane tracker for his house near LaGuardia Airport

Jeremy Merrill lives underneath a flight path to LaGuardia Airport in New York. Merrill is a curious man.<p>After watching countless planes land at …

10 Real-Life Lairs Fit for a Bond Supervillain

10 Real-Life Lairs Fit for a Bond SupervillainEverettFlickrPeter Lik Fine Art Photography/FacebookGettyInhabitat/FacebookGuy Harvey/FacebookAlexis …

Real Estate

NASA reveals shockwaves in amazing flight photos

This is our world ... you just can't see it without Superman vision or this photo technique from 1864. (Check out zoomable formats in story below).<p>The agency is toying around with the old technique supercharged with new computing power and visualization technology to figure out a way to make planes …

Send your name to Mars: Deadline Tuesday

Your name can ride along on a mission to Mars. It’s easy, quick and free to make that happen. Details here.<p>In March, 2016, NASA will launch the …

Vandenberg Air Force Base

Air rage case: diversion to Belfast not my fault, US man tells court

An American man charged over an alleged air rage incident does not accept responsibility for the costly diversion of a transatlantic flight, a court has heard.<p>The United Airlines plane was en route from Rome to Chicago on 20 June when the captain made the decision to touch down at Belfast …

Is the Earth about to be hit by a SUPERFLARE? Scientists calculate when next massive solar outburst is due

In 1859 a solar flare erupted from the sun that was so powerful that the Northern Lights were visible as far south as Cuba and telegraph wires in …

Solar Cycle

Is it a rock? A shadow? Or a 'Woman on Mars’? Internet divided on NASA’s Mars photograph

Nasa's Curiosity Rover has been prowling the surface of the red planet for the past few years and has made several discoveries over the course of its …

UFOs

What Made the SR-71 Blackbird Such a Badass Plane

The story of a supersonic legend.<p>With a sleek needle nose and a swept double-delta wing with two prominent nacelles, the supersonic SR-71 Blackbird spy plane is the stuff aviation legend. Although the SR-71 first flew in late December of 1964 and hasn't been in service for almost 25 years, it's …

The 2-Minute Workout That Works Your Abs From Every Angle

How strong is your core? Find out with this ultimate ab challenge<p>Ripped abs are reason enough to add some core moves to your routine. But a strong torso can also give you the foundation you need to lift more weight with less risk of injury. "Crunches alone won't get the job done, though," says Todd …

3 New Discoveries in Space

Steven Luatua: It's a kind of magic

England v New Zealand: The way you beat the All Blacks, by Sir Ian McGeechan

Stuart Lancaster's side can repeat last year's amazing win at Twickenham on Saturday if they are the better team in these four areas<p><b>1 MATCH THEIR MENTALITY</b><p>No country has a prouder rugby heritage than <b>New Zealand</b>, and every All Black who pulls on the jersey is acutely aware of that.<p>Their current …

Are Birthmarks Connected to Violent Death in Past Life?

An old woman died in Thailand with the wish to reincarnate as a boy. Her daughter dipped a finger in white paste and marked the back of the woman’s …

Crime

F/A-18 Super Hornet firing a rocket

F/A-18 Super Hornet firing a rocket

With four English sides likely to qualify for Champions League knockouts, can one of them win the title?

After Arsenal beat Borussia Dortmund and Chelsea got the better of Schalke, we look at whether 2013-14 will see English sides recover from a disappointing Champions League campaign last season<p>'Always listen to Jose Mourinho'. The self-proclaimed Special One would argue it is a prudent motto to …

England v Argentina: Billy Twelvetrees – I was rubbish against Australia – even my brother told me so

England's under-fire centre Billy Twelvetrees is itching to make amends for his poor display against Australia on Saturday against Argentina.<p>Nobody could have been harder on himself than Billy Twelvetrees. Even in victory against <b>Australia</b> on Saturday, <b>England</b>’s centre felt he had failed in his duty …