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You'll Never Guess Who's Building an Aircraft Carrier Now (Seriously... Try)

Hint: For once, it's not the United States -- and that's OK.<p>All of a sudden, aircraft carriers are back in fashion.<p>Over in Russia, they're drawing up …

Military

New Horizons: Countdown to Pluto

We're about to get our first ever close-up look at Pluto as NASA's New Horizons spacecraft closes in on the distant frozen world.<p>By Stuart Gary and …

Solar System

Airplane Passenger Spots Worker Fixing Jet Engine With TAPE Moments Before Take-Off

How would you feel if you saw an airport worker taping up the aircraft you were about to take off in? In a viral Tweet that Easyjet passanger Adam …

Flying

Black Holes: Facts, Theory & Definition

Black holes are some of the strangest and most fascinating objects found in outer space. They are objects of extreme density, with such strong …

Here Are All the New Features Packed Inside Spotify

For 10 bucks a month, Spotify Premium on a mobile device is already a solid deal. You can listen to nearly whatever you want, wherever you want. You …

There's a building in China shaped like Star Trek's USS Enterprise

Trekkies bored of their annual conventions now have a new place of pilgrimage - the offices of a gaming firm in the obscure Chinese city of Fuzhou.<p>As these aerial shots show, the exterior of the NetDragon Websoft HQ in the south-eastern province of Fujian bears a striking resemblance to the shape …

Sony told off for unfair 20th Anniversary PS4 competition

To celebrate 20 years of PlayStation, Sony created 12,300 limited edition PS4 consoles and offered them to gamers all over the world. In the US, they were sold to whoever could click the buy button fast enough, but in the UK, the company took a more convoluted approach. First was the PlayStation …

College Station

Scariest Asteroid To Date Heading To Earth, Capable Of Mass Extinction

Windows 10

Down In a hole

Found: The Furthest Galaxy From Earth

A long time ago, this galaxy formed far, far away<p>More than 13 billion light years from our tiny planet, an ancient galaxy lurks. Named EGS-zs8-1, it’s an extremely luminous cluster of stars—and it’s the farthest galaxy we’ve ever seen.<p>EGS-zs8-1 was identified originally by images taken with the …

9 of the biggest complaints about the Apple Watch so far

While many have described the Apple Watch as the best and most ambitious smartwatch yet, there's room for improvement.

Smartwatches

Watch the moon wobble its way through all of 2015 in this NASA video

As the moon orbits Earth, it keeps the same face oriented toward our planet—almost. From our view, this slight variance—known as libration—looks like a wobble that slowly changes our view of the Moon.<p>Thanks to NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, a satellite that has orbited the moon since 2009, we …

Astronomy

NASA's New 10-Engine Drone Is Half Chopper, Half Plane

Planes and helicopters have their strengths and weaknesses. Planes are fast and can carry a lot of stuff a long way, while helicopters are slow but …

Human Head Transplant Proposed—How Did We Get Here?

Yes, in case you haven’t heard, a doctor in Italy has announced plans to transplant a guy’s head onto a new body two years from now. Sound nuts?<p>Many of the headlines say so. “No, Human Head Transplants Will Not Be Possible by 2017,” said <i>Popular Science</i>. The <i>International Business Times</i> pronounced …

Live-Action 'Star Wars' TV Show Reportedly In Development

There was a time, not so long ago, when <i>Star Wars</i> was a special thing. You had the first three movies, a hilarious – if embarrassing – holiday special, a couple straight-to-video deals, and the entirety of the Expanded Universe (which existed in books, comic books, and video games). But really, the …

Star Wars
Space Exploration

Look At This Ridiculous Russian Supersonic Cargo Plane Concept

Just, why?<p>Never mind the fact that Russian-backed separatists in Ukraine are struggling to win a civil war--the Kremlin wants to wow the Future with a gigantic supersonic cargo plane. Named the PAK TA, the concept from Russia’s Military-Industrial Commission will be a supersonic transport than can …

Game Design

There's One Big Thing Preventing Nvidia's Shield Console From Greatness

When Nvidia launched their first Shield device in 2013, I was one of its most enthusiastic supporters. Here was an ambitious $299 device with a useful split personality. Part Android gaming console, part portable PC gaming handheld, it was loaded with features and some truly groundbreaking …

Android TV

What Will The PS5 And Xbox Two Be Like?

Sony and Microsoft are already planning for their next generation consoles<p>The current console generation (or is it the next generation?!) is not yet …

We engage with Sid Meier's Starships (correction)

This spring, one of the greatest computer game designers of all time will launch a spiritual successor to <i>Civilization: Beyond Earth</i>. Oddly enough, it plays very much like a lavish tabletop wargame.<p>Nearly every game begins life with a rough mockup called a prototype. Some take shape digitally and …

MH370: Missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 'Was Deliberately Flown Towards Antarctica'

<b>UPDATE: 'MH370 Was Hijacked On Vladimir Putin's Orders And Flown To Kazakhstan'</b><p>It will soon be a full year since the disappearance of Malaysia …

Airplanes

Drone warfare: life on the new frontline

Safely ensconced behind flickering computer screens, military personnel are waging war in lands thousands of miles away. But is there a hidden human cost to remote-controlled combat?<p>Just a three-hour drive from Washington DC on the scenic Virginia coast, Langley Air Force Base is home to one of the …

Military

Chasing The Mystery Of Spacetime's Local 'Bulk Flow'

For decades, the root cause of our Milky Way galaxy’s “bulk flow” in the direction of the Centaurus and Hydra constellations has retained an air of mystery. Our own star’s motion through the Milky Way is relatively well understood. But a full understanding of the exact forces driving our Local …

Dark Matter

After Thousands of Years, Earth's Frozen Life Forms Are Waking Up

What's happening in Siberia's thawing permafrost and Greenland's melting glaciers sounds borderline supernatural. Ancient viruses, bacteria, plants, …