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Congress wants to make it harder for the president to change NASA's long-term plans

A bill could give Congress more direct power over NASA<p>NASA’s priorities are vulnerable to new presidential administrations, but a bill debated today in Congress could make it more difficult for the White House to alter the agency’s long-term goals. The bill is called the Space Leadership …

Marvel's Star Wars Special: C-3PO #1 will reveal mystery of red arm

How <i>did</i> C-3PO get that distinctive red arm?<p>J.J. Abrams has been mum when asked the question, claiming that the decision came from wanting to mark the …

This is the future of the US Navy's aircraft carriers

The USS <i>Gerald R. Ford</i> is the first is a series of new Ford-class carriers designed with a host of emerging technologies to address anticipated future threats and bring the power-projecting platform into the next century.<p>Once its delivered, the new carrier will go through "shock trials" wherein its …

Military

Gorgeous retrofuturistic space travel posters from NASA JPL

The Exoplanet Exploration Progam at NASA/JPL has commissioned a set of absolutely gorgeous posters for significant planets, moons, exoplanets, and …

Nuclear missile 'mishap' costs Air Force $1.8M

<b>(CNN) —</b> Three U.S. Air Force airmen were stripped of their nuclear certifications after a "mishap" caused approximately $1.8 million in damage to an intercontinental ballistic missile in 2014, officials said Friday.<p>The incident occurred when the Minuteman III nuclear missile, assigned to the 90th …

How to Get More Energy: 8 New Secrets Backed by Research

We’d all like to know how to get more energy when life throws curve balls at us.<p>These ideas from psychology research can help you keep going and …

Drone Buzzes President Barack Obama's Motorcade in Hawaii

A recreational drone got a little too close to President Barack Obama for the Secret Service's comfort on Monday.<p>Obama — who is in Hawaii with his family — had wrapped up a golf outing and was heading back to his vacation home when a drone briefly flew alongside his motorcade.<p>The Secret Service …

Former Chinese regulator commits suicide in wake of deadly landslide

A week after a mountainous waste heap in the Chinese city of Shenzhen collapsed, burying dozens of people and killing at least two, an official once responsible for regulating the heap jumped to his death from a building on Sunday.<p>Citing Shenzhen police, Reuters reported that the man was the former …

The day when three NASA astronauts staged a strike in space

Blows on behalf of fair labor treatment don't always have to come from factory workers. Sometimes they're delivered by unionized professors or even multimillionaire ballplayers. On Dec. 28, 1973, or 42 years ago Monday, one was delivered by three U.S. astronauts orbiting the globe in NASA's Skylab …

Martin Shkreli

Books of the year 2015 - a scientist's reading list

The twenty-three books this scientist read in 2015 in search of stimulation and amusement. For the most part, he was not disappointed<p>Here continueth a tradition I started way back in 2013, having resolved at the beginning of that year to read less internet and more books. I present a review of the …

Books

The week in science: 13–19 November 2015

Space junk splashdown; glyphosate risk assessed; US space miners get rights.<p>Business | Funding | Events | Policy | Trend watch | Number crunch | …

Lunar Lovers, Why Now Is the Best Time to Moon Watch

One of the first things every new moon watcher learns is that, when observing the moon, timing is everything.<p>You might think the best time to look at …

Russia launches naval bombardment of targets in Syria

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Russia launched a naval bombardment Wednesday of ISIS targets in Syria, a senior Russian official said, ramping up a newly muscular presence in the Middle East.<p>Four Russian ships fired 26 missiles into Syria, hitting 11 targets, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu told …

5 Light-weight Exercises to Diversify Your Workout

Fitness professional Adam Rosante gives us five lightweight exercises to incorporate into your workouts.

Three important finance books for this fall

<b>Other People’s Money</b><br>By John Kay<p>Kay doesn’t care what the markets think. “Any notion that traders have interesting insights into the formation of …

Obama Takes on Climate Change: The Rolling Stone Interview

In Alaska, President Obama was in a very good mood. He visited the state in late summer to draw attention to the looming climate catastrophe the …

How U.S. Climate Plan Can Follow China and Europe—Or Not

The U.S. will likely expand “cap and trade” to curb emissions. Several countries are trying this, but their mixed results may offer lessons in what not to do.<p>The United States aims to lead other countries with its climate plan. Yet one of its key but lesser-known tools, carbon trading, has already …

The Death Of LOL: How Facebook Users Laugh

Whether you use “haha,” “hehe,” or “lol” has more to do with your age and where you live than anything else, the social network finds.<p>Conveying that you find something humorous in real life can be challenging enough. (“Is a smile enough here, or do I need to laugh?” or “Wait, they look hurt. Did I …

Police release audio in fatal shooting of Texas teen

ARLINGTON, Texas — Police in Arlington, Texas, pushed back Monday against Internet falsehoods amid a growing national firestorm surrounding Friday's shooting of college football player Christian Taylor inside a car dealership showroom.<p>In a YouTube posting, the department directly confronted rumors …

Law Enforcement

Cubans Know That the Island's Tourism Boom Will Leave Some Behind

This 500-year-old city smells of fresh paint and varnish.<p>Residents stroll along a recently completed harbor promenade under gleaming new …

Rory McIlroy Opens Up on PGA Championship, Injury, Jordan Spieth and More

Rory McIlroy says his ankle is stronger than ever ahead of the 2015 PGA Championship, which begins on Thursday.<p>Though he was absent from the British Open at St Andrews last month because of the ankle injury, the world No. 1 has made a speedy recovery, and he is raring to go as he looks to defend …

Why Google's Alphabet shakeup makes sense

Yesterday, Google caught the tech world off-guard with a major reorganization. In the months to come, what we now know as Google will become Alphabet, with "Google" now referring to just the core businesses of Search, Android, YouTube, and a handful of others, overseen by new Google CEO Sundar …

Japan restarts reactor after break from nuclear power due to Fukushima meltdowns

A power plant operator in southern Japan restarted a nuclear reactor on Tuesday, the first to begin operating under new safety requirements following the Fukushima disaster.<p>Kyushu Electric Power Co. said Tuesday it had restarted the No. 1 reactor at its Sendai nuclear plant as planned. The restart …

OPEC's oil production spiked to a 3-year high in July

On Tuesday, the group's monthly oil market report showed that it pumped the most oil in three years last month, citing secondary sources. Member countries pumped an average of 31.5 million barrels per day in July.<p>The increase was boosted by output from Iraq, Angola, Saudi Arabia, and Iran, the …

Oil

Doctorow Ruminates On How A 'Brain' Becomes A Mind

<b>Listen · 6:42</b><p><b>Toggle more options</b><p><b>Download</b>• <b><br>Transcript</b><p>When does our brain become our mind? Our heart? How does it become us, whatever we are? And how do we live with memories when they begin to burst inside?<p>E.L. Doctorow's new novel is called <i>Andrew's Brain</i>, and it plunges inside the brain of a man who …