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Home Shopping Channel for Guns To Make T.V. Debut

As gun sales in the U.S. increase, a new home shopping T.V. network dedicated to firearms is hoping to make buying one even easier.<p>GunTV, a new …

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Will and Kate Visit the US: In Pictures

World War II in Color: The Italian Campaign and the Road to Rome

Not published in LIFE. American jeeps travel through a bombed-out town during the drive towards Rome, World War II.<br>Carl Mydans—Time & Life …

History

I can't be the only one who likes to read the patch notes

I have a secret. Do you want to hear it? I... I really love reading patch notes — those tedious, often bullet-pointed lists of alterations and bug fixes that get pushed out with game updates. They're also called change logs. Turns out, I'm not alone in my unseemly passion for them.<p>For a long time …

Orion's EFT-1 Isn't Quite Like Apollo 4

Tomorrow morning at 7:05 EST, the two-hour launch window for Orion's first test flight opens. If all goes according to plan, the mission will see the spacecraft make two orbits around the planet before reentering the Earth's atmosphere at 30,000 feet per second, exposing the spacecraft to lunar …

Space Exploration

Exclusive: Giving Stephen Hawking a voice

Stephen Hawking first met Gordon Moore, the cofounder of Intel, at a conference in 1997. Moore noticed that Hawking's computer, which he used to …

Stephen Hawking

SpaceX may upset firm's monopoly in launching Air Force satellites

Entrepreneur<p>Elon Muskand his upstart companySpaceXare on the verge of upsetting a cozy and pricey military deal that for years has given two aerospace giants the exclusive right to launch the Air Force's most crucial satellites into orbit.<p>In recent years, those satellite launches have become so …

Scientists discover Earth’s ‘Star Trek’-style invisible shield

A team of scientists led by the University of Colorado Boulder has discovered an invisible “Star Trek”-style shield that blocks so-called “killer electrons” 7,200 miles above Earth.<p>The electrons, which travel at near light-speed, are capable of damaging space electronics and can put astronauts in …

SpaceX Unveils Autonomous Drone Ship For Landing Reusable Rockets

Because when rockets are truly reusable, they’re going to need a place to park.<p>In the ongoing effort to lower the cost of commercial spaceflight, private companies hope to conquer a facet of rocket design NASA hasn’t fully explored yet: reusable rockets. Up until now, all space rockets have used …

Space Travel

Extreme shrimp might hold clues to alien life, NASA says

Shrimp crawling around rock chimneys spewing hot water deep in the Caribbean Sea may hold clues to the kinds of life that can thrive in extreme environments on other planets, NASA says.<p>The shrimp are called Rimicaris hybisae (no, we can't pronounce it either). They live in clumps on hydrothermal …

How the Middle East’s First Nuclear War Started

<i>The following is a fictional story by Mathew Burrows, who, for the past decade, has overseen the creation of the National Intelligence Council’s Global Trends Report—an intelligence-based futurist guide that has become essential reading for the White House as well as the Departments of State,</i> …

26 Pictures That Will Make You Re-Evaluate Your Entire Existence

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Anatomy of a mass suicide: The dark, twisted story behind a UFO death cult

In March 1997, all 39 members of the religious group Heaven’s Gate committed suicide. But why?<p>On March 22 and March 23, 1997, all thirty-nine active members of Heaven’s Gate committed suicide, exiting the Earth, as they referred to the act. In three waves, members ingested a poisonous mixture of …

Cosmic first: European spacecraft lands on comet

DARMSTADT, Germany (AP) — Landing with a bounce after traveling 4 billion miles, a European spacecraft made history Wednesday by successfully reaching the icy, dusty surface of a speeding comet — a cosmic first designed to answer big questions about the universe.<p>The landing by the washing …

Why Corporate Skunk Works Need to Die

In the 20th century corporate skunk works® were used to develop disruptive innovation separate from the rest of the company. They were the hallmark of innovative corporations.<p>——–<br>In the 20th century companies could be market share leaders for decades by just focusing on their core product(s). Most …

Top 10 Best Space Travel Films Of All Time

Director Christopher Nolan’s epic space travel film <i>Interstellar</i> rockets into the box office this weekend looking to score a big domestic opening to put it on track for blockbuster territory. While the final weekend results are not yet certain, <i>Interstellar</i> has claimed about $20 million so far …

Community Discussion: Should we colonize space?

The prospects for the environment are grim. Is it time to think about leaving?<p>With America's climate agenda in the hands of deniers. some people are considering leaving the country. But why stop there? Why not another planet? Christopher Nolan's new film <i>Interstellar</i> foresees a not-so-distant future …

This Is The Onyx, A Real-Time Wearable Communicator Inspired By 'Star Trek'

The company finally unveiled its first hardware product on Wednesday. It's called Onyx.<p>Jesse Robbins, cofounder and CEO of OnBeep, dropped by Business Insider's offices in New York City last week to give us the first-ever demo of the Onyx, which he says was inspired by the real-time communicators …

Wearable Tech

Forecast for new Congress: Gridlock, partisan warfare

Voters who are fed up with endless gridlock might be disappointed if they expect a Senate now controlled by Republicans to change things.<p>One congressional expert put it bluntly: "The basic factors causing [gridlock] are not gone," said James Thurberfrom, a professor at American University. "So it …

Experimental Particle Accelerator Boosts Electrons On A Wave

Surf's up at the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory in California.<p>The SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory's linear accelerator cuts through the grass and trees just west of Stanford University in California, running for two miles, its path clearly visible from the air. Now, in a lab on the same …

Physics

The Science of ‘Interstellar’: Look Beyond the Wormhole

Christopher Nolan's sci-fi blockbuster, "Interstellar," is winning kudos for its true-to-Einstein depiction of a black hole as well as its off-the-planet exploration agenda.<p>The movie tells the story of a failing Earth — and a last-gasp space mission that sends astronauts through an extradimensional …

Black Holes

If The Characters Of Pride And Prejudice Could Text

<i>This is an excerpt from Mallory Ortberg's new book Texts from Jane Eyre: And Other Conversations with Your Favorite Literary Characters which is available on Nov. 4.</i><p>Below are imagined text conversations between Elizabeth Bennet, Jane Bennet and their mother, three of the central characters from</i> …

Books

Is 'Interstellar' An Antidote To Humanity's Space Apathy?

It may be set in the distant future, but the movie highlights the issues that stymie space travel today.<p>A few years ago, I caught a glimpse of one of the biggest obstacles to space exploration. In a movie theater line, I overheard two people discussing the concept of building a human base on our …

Space Travel

Check Out The Most Remote Design Destination On Earth

The Fogo Island Inn is the perfect destination for the design-minded traveler looking to get away. Like, really far away. Opened last spring on a remote northern island off the coast of Newfoundland–adjacent to a community that’s seriously called Joe Batt’s Arm–the inn is nestled onto the shores of …

Design

RebelMouse vs. WordPress VIP

After building the product for Huffington Post, and owning the product and engineering groups at AOL after we were acquired, it was clear to me there …

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In Pennsylvania woods, Eric Frein eludes a massive manhunt

He is a self-trained sniper, survivalist, cop hater and, according to police, a cold-blooded killer who watched his victim die with clinical interest.<p>For six weeks<p>Eric Freinhas dodged one of the largest manhunts in Pennsylvania history, hiding in a small section of the Pocono Mountains he knows …

What it took for Elon Musk’s SpaceX to disrupt Boeing, leapfrog NASA, and become a serious space company

<i>This story has been corrected.</i><p>The Space Exploration Technology rocket factory is a large, white hangar-like building near Los Angeles international airport, with a parking lot filled with late-model motorcycles and Tesla electric cars. The vast metal structure once churned out 747 fuselages for …

Space Travel