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Lost NASA satellite wakes up after being declared ‘dead’ 13 years ago

NASA has had a pretty great string of luck when it comes to spacecraft reliability as of late. The Cassini probe around Saturn proved to be so …

Space

Philippines warns powerful volcanic eruption may still come

LEGAZPI, Philippines (AP) — A Philippine volcano which has repeatedly disgorged fountains of lava, ash and molten rock and driven more than 78,000 …

Geology

Ingredients for life in space rocks that fell to Earth

Two rocks that crashed to Earth from space in 1998 are the 1st meteorites found to contain both liquid water and a mix of complex organic compounds …

Satellites in orbit despite 'lost contact' with Ariane 5 rocket

Two satellites have been successfully launched into orbit despite French firm Arianespace losing contact with its rocket. NASA also breathed a sigh …

Space Exploration

The World’s First Zero-Gravity Rave Is Here and the Nightclub is an Airbus A310

A German music festival and nightclub operator is taking the party to new heights — and zero gravity conditions.<p>Frankfurt-based BigCityBeats is …

Modern Human Brains Have Only Been Around For a Surprisingly Short Time

Our species started out with very different skulls.<p><i>Homo sapiens</i>, in our most "modern" form, have been roaming the earth for about 200,000 years …

Breakthroughs

Jupiter Moon Europa's Possibly Porous Surface Could Doom a Lander

Putting a lander down on Jupiter's potentially life-supporting moon Europa could be even trickier than engineers had thought.<p>Europa's surface may be …

Astronomy

Why Cats Are Liquids, According to Science

This is fact.<p>Cats exist in their own three states of matter: loaf, cinnamon roll, and liquid. The last category is certainly the most confusing …

Pets

The Integrity of Aspect Ratios

By Malak Abas Is HBO ruining movies?One of the more subtle facets of filmmaking is the choice of aspect ratio, or the width-to-height ratio, of …

Star Wars

13 Fantasy Book Club Recommendations For Your Next Literary Meet-Up

Love fantasy, but can't convince your book club to read anything from the genre? I have 13 great fantasy novels you can use to get your friends …

Matt Damon vows to 'close my mouth for a while' after backlash to his #MeToo comments

<b>(CNN) —</b> Don't expect to hear Matt Damon weighing in on Hollywood's sexual harassment reckoning any time soon.<p>Just weeks after the "Downsizing" actor found himself in hot water over his comments about what's come to be known as the #MeToo movement, Damon says he's going to recuse himself from the …

Sexual Harassment

Natalie Portman, Reese Witherspoon, and More Say Time’s Up For Woody Allen: ‘I Believe You, Dylan Farrow’

Oprah Winfrey sat down with some of the most powerful women in Hollywood and asked them about Dylan Farrow. Their response was unanimous.<p>Following …

Celebrity News

Here Are Just A Few Supporting Characters Who Deserve Their Own Stand-Alone Projects Immediately

Sometimes the side is just better than the main, TBH.

Movies

Eyes on the sky: When and where will China's rogue space station fall to Earth?

Scientists across the globe are carefully monitoring China’s discarded Tiangong-1 space station, which will plunge into Earth’s atmosphere at some point in the coming months.<p>In a post on Jan. 12, the European Space Agency (ESA), which is hosting an international monitoring effort, said that the …