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It rains solid diamonds on Uranus and Neptune

Consider this your daily reminder that the solar system is even more awesomely bonkers than you realized: On Uranus and Neptune, scientists forecast rain storms of solid diamonds.<p>The gems form in the hydrocarbon-rich oceans of slush that swath the gas giants' solid cores. Scientists have long …

Astronomy

Earth Prepares To Snap First-Ever Image Of A Black Hole's Event Horizon

Perhaps gravity’s oddest prediction is the existence of black holes: regions of space where gravity is so strong that nothing, not even light, can escape.<p>Only through gravitational effects, such as by influencing stars, have they ever been seen.<p>X-ray signatures can locate and be used to weigh black …

Black Holes

SpaceX Dragon

SpaceX is developing a version of its Dragon capsule for human spaceflight. It's under contract with NASA to deliver astronauts to the ISS.

5 Big Predictions for Artificial Intelligence in 2017 - MIT Technology Review

Last year was huge for advancements in artificial intelligence and machine learning. But 2017 may well deliver even more. Here are five key things to …

You Can't Always Trust Your Own Thoughts, And This Terrifying Chart Shows Why

Here’s the newest guide for learning about cognitive biases and debugging your brain.<p>The human brain has been sculpted over the course of millions of years of evolution, so you’d think it’s been debugged pretty well.<p>But it’s still left with so many mental glitches.<p>Just take a look at this …

WOMEN IN SPACE - NASA's Women Shuttle Astronauts

Astronauts Discuss Fitness Challenge with Students

Dreams of Becoming an Astronaut | U.S. Air Force

What Does It Take To Be An Astronaut?

A Cool and Candid Look Inside the International Space Station - Hosted by Astronaut Suni Williams

Becoming An Astronaut - MESA

Commander Chris Hadfield - How to Become an Astronaut

NASA is hiring astronauts. Do you qualify?