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Pluto's atmosphere has an extended reach. Data collected by NASA's New Horizons spacecraft reveals that the gas surrounding the dwarf planet extends as far as 1,000 miles outward into space. That's more than 13 times farther than Earth's atmosphere, which tapers off at around 75 miles above our …Pluto
The 2015 World Series of Poker was a roaring success for the United Kingdom and Ireland, with four bracelets won and millions of dollars scored in …United Kingdom
Some time ago during my online poker adventures, I experienced an especially frustrating, lengthy downswing. We all have our ups and downs at the …World Series of Poker
The Bianchi family – including Bianchi's mother, father, brother and sister – had been flown to Budapest’s Hungaroring by F1 commercial rights holder …Formula One
Astronomers using the Karl G. Jansky Very Large Array (VLA) have discovered jets of material ejected by still-forming young brown dwarfs. The …Space Science
After finding these math hacks, I'm convinced that all those years of being forced to struggle through math class really was just a torture ploy …Mathematics
To understand the delayed choice experiment, you have to understand the quantum double slit experiment.
In this experiment, tiny bits of matter …Quantum Mechanics
There’s an incredible viral video burning through social media today. If you play close attention to the video below, you can see quirky magicians …Magic
Exotic ices flow across Pluto’s surface, and its reddish color appears to come from a thin haze, the latest report from the New Horizons spacecraft …Earth Science
European Space Agency joins forces with Airbus to develop new space probe to look for extra-terrestrial existence
In the past year humanity has landed on a comet, ventured to Pluto and discovered another planet which is so like our own it has been dubbed Earth 2.0.
But in the coming decades, space …Space Science
The Brookstone HDMI Pocket Projector Pro ($249.99) was a wonderful surprise for me; an extremely functional, portable, and practical creation that is well worth the extra $49 investment for the required Apple A/V adapter — if you don't already have one that is. Once you've got the Apple A/V adaptor, …iPhone
NASA's exoplanet-hunting Kepler spacecraft has spotted another Earth-like world. The space agency today announced the discovery of Kepler-452b, the smallest planet we've found yet orbiting inside a star's habitable zone — the places around a sun where it’s warm enough for liquid surface water. NASA …Universe
I like to believe that a solid 70-80% of us would like to be better at poker. Of course, it would be much better to think that we are all pros and …Poker
During the 2015 World Series of Poker, I had the opportunity to meet Joe Ingersoll, who was kind enough to buy a copy of my World Series of Zombies …World Series of Poker
You'll need to loosen the upper body for both the punches you’ll be throwing and the jabs you’ll be blocking; this light conditioning will keep muscles and joints relaxed upon impact or strain.
The gloves and tape aren't for nothing: Learning the correct form is critical to avoiding …Fitness
Puddles make water easier to spot and wipe up, but the traditional laws of physics say water should spread indefinitely. So why doesn't it?Physics
In December 1972, Apollo 17 astronauts captured one of the clearest views of a fully illuminated Earth, an image that came to be known as the Blue …NASA
Traveling to other star systems is a big dream, but achieving it may require going ultrasmall.
Blasting tiny, waferlike sailing spacecraft with …Space
Three astronauts who will spend the next five months in space are set to launch from the desert in Kazhakstan on Wednesday.
The astronauts will take off for the International Space Station from the Baikonur Cosmodrome aboard a Soyuz rocket at 5:02 p.m. EST. Over the next six hours, the crew plans to …Space
The European Space Agency say the Philae spacecraft that landed on a comet (pictured) last year may have shifted its position, making it harder to …
This is what $5 trillion looks like flying by.
An asteroid containing up to $5.4 trillion in platinum passed by the Earth on Sunday night. The space rock, named 2011 UW158, came within about six times the distance to the Moon, its closest pass of the Earth since its discovery in 2011.
It won't get …Platinum