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A Plan to Create Just Two Time Zones in the Continental United States

Daylight Saving Time is a reminder that losing another hour of evening light isn't just annoying—it's an economically harmful policy with minimal energy savings.<p>Editor's Note: This article was first published on Nov. 1, 2013. The original headline was, “Daylight Saving Time Is Terrible: Here’s a …

A Space Laser Designed To Vaporize Dangerous Asteroids

DE-STAR could vaporize asteroids that threaten Earth in less than an hour.<p>DE-STAR is designed to vaporize or divert asteroids that threaten Earth. This isn't science fiction—I build things that have to work in practice. DE-STAR stands for Directed Energy Solar Targeting of Asteroids and …

APOD: Saturn from Above (2013 Oct 21) Image Credit & License: NASA/JPL/SSI; Composition: Gordan Ugarkovic http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap131021.html Explanation: This image of Saturn could not have been taken from Earth. No Earth based picture could possibly view the night side of Saturn and the corresponding shadow cast across Saturn's rings. Since Earth is much closer to the Sun than Saturn, only the day side of the ringed planet is visible from the Earth. In fact, this image mosaic was taken earlier this month by the robotic Cassini spacecraft now orbiting Saturn. The beautiful rings of Saturn are seen in full expanse, while cloud details are visible including the polar hexagon surrounding the north pole, and an extended light-colored storm system. http://www.flickr.com/photos/ugordan Starship Asterisk* • APOD Discussion Page http://asterisk.apod.com/discuss_apod.php?date=131021 #APOD

USA Saves Mexico From World Cup Elimination In The Most Unbelievable Night In North American Soccer History

But 530 miles to the south, in Panama, the United States — Mexico's most bitter rival — saved them them with two stoppage time goals in an incredible turn of events.<p>The U.S. was down 2-1 to Panama in the 90th minute. If that score held, Panama would have finished in fourth place in the region and …