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In the War Between Sharks and People, Humans Are Killing It

The media have something in common with sharks: feeding frenzies. On Dec. 2, a kayak fisherman died after being bitten by a shark off the Hawaiian …

28 solar flares in the last seven days, and more may be coming

The sun has erupted more than two dozen times over the last week, sending radiation and solar material hurtling through space - and scientists say more eruptions may be coming.<p>This shouldn't be unusual. After all, we are technically at solar maximum, the peak of the 11-year cycle of the sun's …

Astronomy

Should advertising for e-cigarettes be more tightly regulated?

Flicking through a free newspaper on the London underground recently, my attention was drawn to a half-page advert for cigarettes. I felt confused – I hadn’t seen one of these for a very long time – hadn’t they been banned? Closer inspection revealed that the ad was of course for an e-cigarette, a …

NASA: Voyager 1 Officially Reaches Interstellar Space

NASA says Voyager 1 has officially reached interstellar space, the space between stars. The spacecraft was launched in 1977. Interstellar space is …

How to see the Summer Triangle in September

Even as September is beginning, you have several more months to see the large asterism known as the Summer Triangle.<p>The Summer Triangle consists of …

NASA Scientists Answer Your Burning Questions About Voyager 1

Voyager 1 has officially entered interstellar space. How long will the spacecraft have power? When might it reach another star? The NASA team answered these questions and more on Reddit.<p>NASA announced yesterday that its Voyager 1 spacecraft, which blasted off in 1977 and is the farthest human-made …

Vintage Pics: Early 20th-Century Artists Imagine 'Earthrise' From Mars

Nearly 100 years before the Apollo program, people wondered what it would look like to see Earth from outer space.<p>People make a lot of fuss about that heartbreaking photo of home that Apollo 8 astronauts took in 1968. But as historic as "Earthrise" was, it wasn't the first time humans thought about …

Your science questions answered

<b>Q. How many times would a light year go around planet Earth?</b> asks Michael Sorel<p>A. When it comes to hopping between planets and stars, the concepts of distance and time can become mind-boggling. Luckily, we have the light year to help us to get a grip on the vastness of the universe. If you took a …

Starwatch: Jupiter in Gemini

From more southerly latitudes than Britain, Venus is spectacular in the SW at nightfall, blazing at magnitude -4.1 while 4° below the much fainter (mag 0.7) planet Saturn. For Britain, though, Venus sets only one hour after sunset so we need a clear horizon to catch it, while Saturn may remain …

APOD: Rotating Moon from LRO (2013 Sep 16) Credit: LRO, Arizona State Univ, NASA http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap130916.html http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sNUNB6CMnE8 Explanation: No one, presently, sees the Moon rotate like this. That's because the Earth's moon is tidally locked to the Earth, showing us only one side. Given modern digital technology, however, combined with many detailed images returned by the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO), a high resolution virtual Moon rotation movie has now been composed. The above time-lapse video starts with the standard Earth view of the Moon. Quickly, though, Mare Orientale, a large crater with a dark center that is difficult to see from the Earth, rotates into view just below the equator. From an entire lunar month condensed into 24 seconds, the video clearly shows that the Earth side of the Moon contains an abundance of dark lunar maria, while the lunar far side is dominated by bright lunar highlands. Two new missions are scheduled to begin exploring the Moon within the year, the first of which is NASA's Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE). LADEE, which launched just over a week ago, is scheduled to begin orbiting the Moon in October and will explore the thin and unusual atmosphere of the Moon. In a few months, the Chinese Chang'e 3 is scheduled to launch, a mission that includes a soft lander that will dispatch a robotic rover. http://lro.gsfc.nasa.gov/ http://lroc.sese.asu.edu/ http://www.nasa.gov/lro Starship Asterisk* • APOD Discussion Page http://asterisk.apod.com/discuss_apod.php?date=130916 #APOD

The Week In Numbers: A One-Way Trip To Mars, The Next Space Shuttle, And More

<b>$3.6 billion</b>: the funding a team of engineers needs to complete development of the Synergistic Air-Breathing Rocket Engine, a new type of engine that could make runway-to-orbit space missions a reality<p><b>2,656</b>: the number of times these three astronauts orbited Earth during their 166 days aboard the …

Hiding in N. Virginia, a daughter of Auschwitz

<b>Brigitte Höss lives quietly on</b> a leafy side street in Northern Virginia. She is retired now, having worked in a Washington fashion salon for more than 30 years. She recently was diagnosed with cancer and spends much of her days dealing with the medical consequences.<p>Brigitte also has a secret that …

Sky-Watchers' Guide: Moon Joins Venus Sunday

Two brightest objects in evening skies join together.<p><b>Anyone looking west soon after the sun sets on Sunday, September 8, will be treated to a stunning close encounter between two of the brightest objects in the evening skies: the moon and the planet Venus.</b><p>In what's called a conjunction, the waxing …

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Plane crash expert on Flight 370 theories: ‘I’m still not convinced’

Max Vermij does not believe in pilot suicide. Anyone who deliberately crashes a plane full of people is guilty of mass murder, not suicide, he says. And decades of experience have taught the veteran crash investigator, who has been called to work on behalf of victims in the missing Malaysia …

Red Bull Billionaire Buys A New Million Dollar Extreme Submarine

Red Bull billionaire Dietrich Mateschitz just dropped $1.7 million on a new extreme submarine. Part jet fighter<b>,</b> part great white shark, the DeepFlight Super Falcon glides underwater with the agility of a dolphin. Mateschitz hired Hawkes Ocean Technologies to build the bespoke submersible for …

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Mustangs and the path not taken

Nine Mustangs that could have been.<p>The Ford Mustang didn't just burst on the scene in 1964 out of thin air. The idea had to come from somewhere. And what spurred Ford to develop a compact coupe with standout styling was none other than the Chevrolet Corvair. While the Falcon-based Mustang did have …

Mustangs and the path not taken

Before Ford hit on the perfect formula at the perfect time, it wasn't necessarily clear that the Mustang was going to take the form we're familiar with today. Take a look at some Mustang misfits whose time never came.<p>Take a look at some Ford Mustang misfits whose time never came.

Sports Cars

Minerva announces J.M. Brabazon supercar with 250-mph top speed

If the name Minerva doesn't sound familiar to you, you're not alone. The automotive manufacturer was founded in the fall of 1897 by a gentleman named Sylvain De Jong, who had prior experience with bicycles, motorcycles and journalism. After building more than 50,000 passenger cars in the early 20th …

1965 Shelby Mustang GT350 Owned And Raced By Sir Stirling Moss Up For Sale

Here’s your chance to own a Ford Mustang once owned and raced by living legend Sir Stirling Moss. And we’re not just talking about any old Mustang …

Sports Cars

Hot Rods Hidden For Decades! Automotive Archeology In Indiana - HOT ROD Unlimited Ep. 37

Day 6 of HOT ROD Power Tour! Birmingham, AL to Chattanooga, TN