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Germanwings crash: pilot locked out of plane's cockpit, say reports

Evidence from a cockpit voice recorder recovered from the Germanwings flight 4U9525 that crashed on Tuesday suggests that one pilot left the cockpit before the plane’s descent and was unable to get back in, according to two separate reports.<p>French air accident investigators say they have extracted …

Airplanes

40 years and counting: the team behind Voyager’s space odyssey

On a chilly March morning, Steve Howard, aged 65, is at work in his office on the northern edge of Pasadena, California. Two computer screens are squeezed on to his corner desk along with family photos, a tissue box and tins of Altoids Curiously Strong Peppermints. The office is in a quiet business …

Space

Zachary Quinto: Leonard Nimoy was like a father to me

Leonard Nimoy helped his replacement as Spock deal with the pressure of stepping into an iconic role. But Quinto remembers how a professional relationship soon developed into a close friendship<p>I first met Leonard Nimoy in 2007 at the Comic-Con conference in San Diego where it was announced I would …

Leonard Nimoy

SpaceX Dragon Spacecraft Headed To Cape Canaveral

By Space Coast Daily // February 27, 2015<p>Loading the player ...<p><b>first manned test flight expected in 2-3 years</b><p><b>ABOVE VIDEO:</b> <i>The Dragon spacecraft is a</i> …

The More Space Stations, The Better

<i>"The Russian space agency Roscosmos says it will support U.S. plans to keep the International Space Station (ISS) operating through 2024, but then</i> …

Space Exploration

Spacewalk is a 'go' despite water found in helmet

<b>(CNN) —</b> Astronauts on the International Space Station will make a spacewalk Sunday despite the appearance of water inside an astronaut's helmet after a spacewalk earlier this week, NASA reported Friday on its website.<p>NASA said the suit worn by NASA astronaut Terry Virts has a history of "sublimator …

Rosetta Is the First Spacecraft to Orbit a Comet

In November 1993, the Internet Rosetta Mission was approved as a Cornerstone Mission within European Space Agency’s Horizons 2000 Science Programme. …

Space

Could the Milky Way become a quasar?

A quasar is what you get when a supermassive black hole is actively feeding on material at the core of a galaxy. The region around the black hole …

Phobos: Facts About the Doomed Martian Moon

The Martian moon Phobos orbits only a few thousand miles above the Red Planet's surface. Its proximity to its planet is one of the reasons …

Black Holes: Everything You Think You Know Is Wrong

If most people know one thing about black holes, they probably know that nothing can escape from them, not even light.<p>Yet this most basic tenet about …

SpaceX Merlin 1D engine test rattles Central Texas

SpaceX test of the Merlin engine at the test facility in McGregor, TX. Photo Credit: SpaceX<p>On Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015, Space Exploration Technologies …

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 …

NASA Is Just Killing It With These Earth-Watching Satellites

Anybody can drive a shovel into the ground to see how moist the soil is. What's tricky is doing it over every square yard of land on Earth. From 426 …

Carbon Dioxide

Scientists find brightest night light circling impossibly huge black hole

Astronomers have discovered a distant, massive and ancient black hole that calls into question current models for the early expansion of the …

Meet Five of the American Semifinalists for a One-Way Trip to Mars!

<i>Excited for their one-way trip to colonize Mars, five of the Mars One final candidates give PEOPLE all the details behind their decision to leave</i> …

NanoRacks Resumes Satellite Deployment From The International Space Station

Last summer, satellite deployers on board the International Space Station belonging to space science company NanoRacks developed issues that prevented some cubesats deployed into their orbits. After several months of work and repair, that company has been able to solve those issues and celebrated a …

Joe Rogan on Terence McKenna's Stoned Ape Theory

Joe Rogan, who is more known as the host of Fear Factor is also actively involved in his own little big psychedelic adventures. He has experimented …

This Is What It Looks Like When an F-15 Strikes an Oil Refinery in Syria as Part of Effort to ‘Defeat’ Islamic State

Video posted online Thursday shows what happens when an F-15 strikes an oil refinery in Syria as part of the U.S.’ ongoing effort to “degrade and ultimately defeat” the Islamic State terror group.<p>The footage shows the refinery explode Wednesday after being selected for an airstrike.<p>“The United …

Jack White, Beck, Neil Young, Black Keys, Willie Nelson, More to Play Bob Dylan Tribute Concert

<i>Photo by William Claxton via MusiCares</i><p>On February 6, Bob Dylan will be honored at a tribute concert to benefit MusiCares. The lineup features Jack White, Beck, Neil Young, the Black Keys, Crosby, Stills & Nash, Willie Nelson, Bonnie Raitt, Eddie Vedder, John Mellencamp, Norah Jones, John Doe, Tom …

Paul Simon Performs 'Here Comes The Sun' for George Harrison Week on 'Conan'

As part of Week on , stopped by Tuesday night to perform one of Harrison's most enduring songs, classic "Here Comes The Sun."<p>Simon is no stranger to …

Pink Floyd release short trailer for new album ‘The Endless River’ – watch

The LP is due to arrive November 10<p>Pink Floyd have released a 30-second teaser trailer for their upcoming album ‘The Endless River’. Click about to …

George Harrison: The Apple Years: 1968-1975 Review

In the hierarchy of Beatles solo albums, George Harrison’s rank just above Ringo Starr’s increasingly spotty efforts. If it gets mentioned at all, …

Win a Copy of ‘The Beatles in Mono’ Vinyl Box Set

Remastered box sets are often rush jobs, over-produced reissues that remain relevant only until a new format requires new remasters. <i>The Beatles in</i> …

The Who Record ‘Be Lucky,’ First New Song in Eight Years

<b>UPDATE:</b> “Be Lucky” is now available to stream below.<p>To celebrate their 50th anniversary, the Who will release a career-spanning greatest-hits …

World's Largest Drumstick Collection

The Beatles - The Making Of "Abbey Road"

Engineer Sees Big Possibilities in Micro-robots, Including Programmable Bees

Robert Wood says that medicine and agriculture could be transformed by micro and "soft" robots.<p><i>Editor's note: Robert Wood is one of National Geographic's 2014 emerging explorers, part of a program that honors tomorrow's visionaries—those making discoveries, making a difference, and inspiring people</i> …