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SpaceX is building the world’s most powerful rocket, and it is nearly ready to fly

The Falcon Heavy has been on Elon Musk’s mind for years: A rocket bigger than anything else currently in operation, only outstripped by the moon rockets of the Apollo program.<p>Too many years, in the minds of his critics. He’s been plotting the rocket since 2005, when he first mused about strapping …

Space Travel

The CIA has just set up a unit to deal with North Korea

<b>(CNN) —</b> The CIA has established a Korea Mission Center to address "the nuclear and ballistic missile threat posed by" North Korea and its unpredictable leader, the US intelligence agency announced Wednesday.<p>The creation of the center focusing on specific threats from the Korean peninsula will allow …

Here's a Chilling Glimpse of the Privacy-Free Future

The computers are watching.<p>Imagine if you lost your keys and instead of fishing around in the couch cushions, you could just pull out your phone and search for them. Just a quick, textual query with a quick response that they're on your desk, you doofus. This is not only possible; it's possible …

9 Things That Will Kill Your Career

Even good, hard-working people destroy their careers with these innocent mistakes. Make certain it doesn't happen to you.<p>There are so many things that can kill the careers of good, hard-working people. Honest mistakes often carry hard-hitting consequences.<p>We usually only hear about the more …

Emotional Intelligence

Pentagon: Two U.S. service members killed in Afghanistan

Two American service members were killed and a third was injured overnight in Afghanistan, a Pentagon spokesman said Thursday.<p>Capt. Jeff Davis said the two troops were killed in southern Nangarhar Province during an operation against the Islamic State in Afghanistan. It's the same region targeted …

Afghanistan

Trump’s Syria strike clearly broke international law — and no one seems to care

President Donald Trump’s surprising decision to launch a cruise missile strike on Syria was sharply criticized by Russia as a “flagrant violation of international law.” While it might be tempting to dismiss this claim as mere Putinesque propaganda, on this question at least, Russia is almost …

Middle East

New leak shows how a major hacking group cracked Windows and international banks

The Shadow Brokers strike back<p>This morning, a new set of hacking tools was released by TheShadowBrokers group, revealing new techniques for hacking both Windows and certain financial networks.<p>Likely originating with the NSA, the tools give new clues as to the group’s targets in recent years, which …

MIT's app only needs a second to teach you a new language

You know the seconds and minutes you waste waiting for the elevator to arrive, for a friend to reply to an IM or for a website to load? A team of MIT CSAIL researchers believe you can put them to good use, so they created a series of apps called the WaitSuite that makes the most of those idle …

Apps

Aerial footage shows 'Mother Of All Bombs' hitting Isil target

Video released by US Forces Afghanistan shows the moment a Moab bomb hit Islamic States cave and tunnel network in the east of the country.

Islamic State (ISIS)

nilay patel on Twitter: "Congress just sold your internet privacy out from under you. https://t.co/YA1HRijWGE… "

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Israel plans mass evacuation if Islamic militants go to war with them

If Islamic militants in Gaza or Lebanon go to war with Israel, they could find their usual targets empty.<p>Israel is drawing up contingency plans to evacuate up to a quarter-million civilians from border communities to protect them from attacks from Hamas, Hezbollah or other Islamic militant …

Middle East

Donald Trump wants to shut off an orbiting space camera that monitors climate change

The Deep Space Climate Observatory is an American satellite that sits in a special orbit between the earth and the sun, about 1.5 million kilometers away from us. That distance allows it to capture unique images of the entire earth. Today, US president Donald Trump said he wants to shut down those …

Space

Let The 10th Doctor Teach You Einstein's General Relativity in 3 Minutes

Who better to explain space-time?<p>On 14 March 2017, the world celebrated what would have been Albert Einstein's 138th birthday. But while all of us …

Physics

British Spy Service Says Claim That It Wiretapped President Trump Is 'Utterly Ridiculous'

President Donald Trump’s boldest effort at political misdirection is threatening to become a foreign policy mishap.<p>Struggling to justify Trump’s …

Donald Trump

South Korea's disgraced president Park Geun-hye kicked out of office by court in historic ruling

South Korea’s President Park Geun-hye has become the country’s first democratically elected leader to be forced from office after judges voted unanimously to impeach her.<p>The historic ruling triggered violent protests in the streets, with two people dying in clashes between demonstrators and …

South Korea

​8 Surprising Things That Prove You’re Super Smart

These subtle factors are actually signaling your brilliance<p>You don’t need a Mensa membership or a million letters after your name to be a smart dude. In fact, markers of real intelligence may be more subtle—and easy to miss, if you’re not sure how to spot them.<p>But don’t worry: There are certain …

Violent video games like Grand Theft Auto do not make players more aggressive, major new study finds

Playing violent first-person video games such as Call of Duty does not make people more prone to violence themselves, a major new study has found.<p>Scientists using brain scans and psychological questionnaires discovered that the levels of aggression and capacity for empathy in people who never play …

Science Insider on Twitter: "Congress just passed its first big NASA bill in more than 6 years — here's what it says https://t.co/UKGoF5j8Uq… "

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Trump Critics Dismiss New Immigration Order as Repackaged ‘Muslim Ban’

The revised executive order President Trump signed Monday that blocks immigrants from six predominantly-Muslim countries was assailed by Democratic lawmakers, civil libertarians and other opponents of the new administration.<p>The executive order, issued more than a month after the first edition was …

NASA Just Released a Bunch of Its Software For Free

Here's what's worth downloading.<p>NASA has just released its 2017-2018 software catalogue, and everything is available for free download, without any …

Software

Scientists are beginning to rethink where Earth's water came from

The Earth has been the blue planet for as many as 3.8 billion years.<p>Ancient sedimentary rock deposits and lava that cooled into characteristic pillow shapes provide irrefutable evidence that liquid water has existed at the Earth's surface for at least this long.<p>But given how many barren rocks there …

Lithium-ion creator helped develop a better battery technology

At 94 years old, John B. Goodenough isn't done changing the landscape of battery technology. The University of Texas at Austin professor who's widely credited for the invention of lithium-ion batteries has developed a better alternative. Goodenough, Cockrell School senior research fellow Maria …

This animation shows how fast a rocket must go to leave every planet

Elon Musk's private rocket company SpaceX announced Monday that it plans to launch two paying customers around the moon in late 2018.<p>How hard will that be to accomplish, exactly?<p>Gravity makes it possible for us to live on Earth, but it also makes it pretty hard to leave.<p>Satellites fight gravity by …

Astronomers are about to photograph a black hole and its point-of-no-return for the first time

It might sound trite to say that the Universe is full of mysteries. But it's true.<p>Chief among them are things like Dark Matter, Dark Energy, and of course, our old friends the Black Holes.<p>Black Holes may be the most interesting of them all, and the effort to understand them—and observe them—is …

If AI Can Fix Peer Review in Science, AI Can Do Anything

Here's how science works: You have a question about some infinitesimal sliver of the universe. You form a hypothesis, test it, and eventually gather …

Should we leave Earth to colonize Mars? A NASA astronaut says “nope”

Today’s businesspeople are very excited about launching into the stratosphere. Whether it’s Elon Musk’s SpaceX, Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic, the Mars One mission, or a slew of other aerospace enterprises, a host of companies are trying to help humans leave the rocky planet we’ve called home …

Space Science

Japan's experimental mission to clean up space junk ends in failure

An experimental effort to remove five decades worth of space junk orbiting Earth has met with failure due to technical problems. A Japanese team …

Researchers invent paper that can be printed with light and reused 80 times

In an effort to fight the detrimental environmental impact of inkjet printing, researchers have invented a new type of “paper” that can be printed …

University of California

The company behind Vespa built a cargo robot that follows you around

In the future, we won't just have autonomous drones zooming around over our heads — we'll share the sidewalks with rolling robots, tasked with …