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SpaceShip Two crash casts doubt on space tourism project, says Branson

Virgin boss says dream will live on only if engineers can identify and overcome cause of fatal accident that claimed life of a test pilot in Mojave desert<p>Sir Richard Branson acknowledged on Saturday that his dream of commercial space tourism may have ended in the explosion that consumed Virgin …

Universe may face a darker future: Is dark matter being swallowed up by dark energy?

New research offers a novel insight into the nature of dark matter and dark energy and what the future of our Universe might be. Scientists have …

Dwarf Galaxies Dim Hopes of Dark Matter

For five years physicists have been tantalized by possible evidence of dark matter in the Milky Way's center.<p>Once again, a shadow of a signal that scientists hoped would amplify into conclusive evidence of dark matter has instead flatlined, repeating a maddening refrain in the search for the …

NASA's Deep-Space Orion Capsule Ready for Test Flight

The spacecraft, which could one day take humans to Mars, will blast off for its maiden voyage on Dec. 4.<p>PCMag reviews products independently, but we …

One pilot dead as Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo rocket plane crashes

Virgin Galactic says plane designed for commercial space travel was undertaking test flight in California when ‘in-flight anomaly’ occurred<p>Branson’s ambitious project beset by problems and delays<p>A Virgin Galactic spacecraft crashed after an explosion during a test flight over the Mojave desert on …

Your nose knows death is imminent

Until as recently as 1987, British coal pits employed caged canaries as sentinels that alerted miners to the presence of poisonous gases. Being more sensitive to them than we are, the birds would get distressed before the gases reached levels that are dangerous to humans, giving the miners time to …

Is demoted planet Pluto making a comeback?

<b>(CNN) —</b> Poor Pluto. Is it or isn't it a planet?<p>Ever since astronomer Clyde Tombaugh at the Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff, Arizona, discovered it on February 18, 1930, we've believed that we live in a solar system with nine planets.<p>Then, along came the International Astronomical Union, the group …

European Spacecraft to Make Historic Comet Landing on Nov. 12

One of the boldest and most dramatic maneuvers in the history of spaceflight is just six weeks away.<p>On Nov. 12, the European Space Agency's Rosetta …

Wanted: Unmanned Space Plane to Fly On the Cheap

It's a dream older than the Space Age itself: a fully reusable rocket that can fly into space, deploy its cargo, return to Earth and then do it again …

Spacewalking Cosmonaut Tosses Tiny Satellite Into Space for Peru (Video)

A Russian cosmonaut threw a tiny satellite into the vacuum of space during a spacewalk outside the International Space Station today (Aug. …

#Happybirthday to astronaut & @MIT grad @Astro_Mike Massimino, veteran of 2 @NASA_Hubble Servicing Missions. http://t.co/A5pNSjMZEH

Origins of meteorites traced back billions of years

The space rocks that fell on a Novato rooftop and other North Bay sites two years ago are relics of a monster collision with Earth that formed the moon more than 4.5 billion years ago, scientists believe.<p>The six battered meteorites called metallic chondrites landed in the North Bay after a …

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"Music of Black Holes" --Astronomers Observe a Rhythmic Pattern of Light Pulses

This image of the galaxy Messier 82 below is a composite of data from the Chandra X-Ray Observatory, the Hubble Space Telescope and the Spitzer Space …

This Martian Basin Shows Off Our Solar System's Violent Past

Did that impact 4.1 billion years ago ever leave a scar! Here, a Mars Express photo from late 2013 (and just highlighted now) shows off craters in …

Happy World Photo Day! Astrophotographer Gorana Kurtović sent in a photo of the Milky Way, taken while lying on the terrace of a house on the island of Hvar, Croatia, on Aug. 2, 2014. http://oak.ctx.ly/r/1kajt Send us your best night sky photos at spacephotos@space.com!

Elon Musk’s SpaceX Is Raising Money At A Valuation Approaching $10B

<b>Update</b>: SpaceX has responded with the following: “SpaceX is not currently raising any funding nor has any external valuation of the magnitude you reported been done.”<p>We have followed up with one of our sources who maintains that there is a secondary offering in process with term sheets circulating. …

How plausible are the proposed private Mars missions?

SPACE cadets have dreamed of sending people to Mars for decades. Wernher von Braun, the rocketry genius and former Nazi who built America's moon …

IRON MAN 2 - Grand Entrance @Stark Expo [HD]

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Change Your Hair Color By Etching Nano-Patterns Into Each Strand

In a weirdly serious bit of hair research, engineers have figured out how to change hair color without an ounce of hair dye. The only catch? You need …

EmDrive Is an Engine That Breaks the Laws of Physics and Could Take Us to Mars

An experimental engine is gaining acceptance among scientists, and could introduce a new era of space travel — it only had to break a law of physics …

A Common Virus Is Eating Your Gut Bacteria

The only time you’re completely human is before you’re born. For the rest of your life, microbes from the environment colonize ecosystems around your body, outnumbering your 37 trillion human cells by about 10 to one.<p>Over the past decade, scientists have been exploring how the microbes living on …

Octopus mom protects her eggs for an astonishing 4-1/2 years

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - If someone were to create an award for “mother of the year” in the animal kingdom, a remarkably dedicated eight-limbed mom from the dark and frigid depths of the Pacific Ocean might be a strong contender.<p>A deep-sea octopus (Graneledone boreopacifica) is shown on a ledge near …

Apple iWatch Rumored To Launch With Limited Quantities

According to the latest predictions from the well-connected KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple iWatch may face supply constraints once it …