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After Seeing Hurricane Harvey From Space, Two Astronauts Returned to Their Houston Hometown

On August 24, while the world watched Hurricane Harvey's path on television, a few astronauts saw the imminent danger from above.<p>“Few weeks ago took …

Irma will become a ‘major’ hurricane early next week

"It is much too early to determine what direct impacts Irma will have on the Bahamas and the continental United States," the forecaster said.<p>At 11 a.m. EDT (1500 GMT), the hurricane center said Irma was about 1,220 miles (1,965 km) east of the Leeward Islands, with maximum sustained winds of 110 …

SpaceX has completed testing on the first stage cores for its Falcon Heavy rocket

Getting closer to the rocket’s inaugural launch<p>SpaceX CEO Elon Musk is hoping to launch his company’s Falcon Heavy rocket for the first time in November, and with just a couple of months to go, the company announced that it has completed testing on all all three of the rocket’s first stage cores.<p>In …

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The Latest: Trump meets with first responders in Louisiana

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and Harvey (all times local):<p>6:20 p.m.<p>President Donald Trump has visited with emergency …

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Finding NASA's Curiosity rover, art-attacking microbes, and other amazing images of the week

Newsworthy eye candy<p>The Australian abyssal zone is full of mysterious creatures from penis-like to Game of Thrones-esque. To protect themselves from the intense pressure of deep sea living, these creatures use a variety of protective mechanisms from hard shells to slimy and gelatinous skin like …

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Uranus Is Even Freakier Than We Thought

If David Lynch designed a planet, it would be Uranus. Much like every episode of <i>Twin Peaks: The Return</i>, Uranus is fiercely unique and weirdly …

Elon Musk and linguists say that AI is forcing us to confront the limits of human language

In analytic philosophy, any meaning can be expressed in language. In his book <i>Expression and Meaning</i> (1979), UC Berkeley philosopher John Searle calls this idea “the principle of expressibility, the principle that whatever can be meant can be said”. Moreover, in the <i>Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus</i> …