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This inflatable plane could explore the clouds of Venus

Northrop Grumman has a new idea for exploring Venus. Announced earlier this month, the Venus Atmospheric Maneuverability Platform (or VAMP) would let NASA skim Venus' upper atmosphere with an inflatable aircraft, deployed from space.<p>Since the craft is self-inflated, it would be light enough to stay …

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Inside The 'Europa Clipper' Mission That NASA Is Planning To Send Past Jupiter

Jupiter's moon is the best candidate for finding extraterrestrial life; here's how we're going to get there<p>On Monday, NASA Administrator Charles Bolden gave an exciting update on the state of America's space agency, detailing the Obama Administration’s proposal to give NASA $18.5 billion for the …

Astronomy

Bravo, Brad Pitt – David Oyelowo isn't such a hard name to pronounce

It usually starts with a look. A kind of nervous, embarrassed, frustrated and puzzled stare. It’s followed by a sharp intake of breath and then, out it comes: Lenry Backer. Laura Bakery. Laundry Bakar. Lance Baker. Some of the attempts to say my name have been seared into my memory as glorious …

Family in Minnesota Buys Majority Stake in Polaroid for $70 Million

Here’s some news that flew under our radar late last year: in December 2014, a family in Minnesota became the majority owner of Polaroid through a …

Polaroid Photography

‘Life on Earth is in peril. We have no future if we don’t go into space’

STEPHEN HAWKING<p>Physicist and cosmologist<p>Robotic missions are much cheaper and may provide more scientific information, but they don’t catch the public imagination in the same way, and they don’t spread the human race into space, which I’m arguing should be our long-term strategy. If the human race …

The pilots of Instagram: beautiful views from the cockpit, violating rules of the air

The pilots of Instagram are internet famous. Their stunning photos of the skies, captured from their unusual perspective inside the cockpit, garner hundreds, sometimes thousands of likes from fans.<p>But taking photos, or using most any electronic device, while piloting a commercial aircraft is …

Aviation

Magnificent Hair and Hushed Tones: What I Learned Trailing Kate Middleton for Three Days

<b>Kate Middleton</b> shakes a lot of hands. At one point, while watching her at a lunchtime reception on Tuesday, I thought I’d try to keep track of how many hands she shook over a 10-minute span. (But then I got distracted—as ever, on the “Kate trail”—by trying to take covert photos of her with my …

An Interactive 3D Viewer for Earth Pictures Captured From the International Space Station

More than 1.4 million photos of Earth have been captured from the International Space Station over the course of 41 expeditions. San Francisco-based …

A Beautiful Time-Lapse Video of the Milky Way Galaxy From the International Space Station

Artist Hugh Carrick-Allan created a beautiful time-lapse video of the view of the Milky Way Galaxy as seen from the International Space Station. The …

Bored of the rings? No more Tolkien, says Peter Jackson – but Ian McKellen suspects otherwise

Future fantasy blockbusters based on the works of JRR Tolkien are unlikely to ever hit the big screen unless the iconic author’s estate mounts a dramatic U-turn on rights, Peter Jackson has said.<p>Speaking at a press conference in London a day after the world premiere of The Hobbit: The Battle of the …

NASA set to launch Orion spacecraft, paving way for human Mars visit

NASA is preparing for the maiden launch this week of its new Orion spacecraft, which could help jump-start America's return to human exploration of space, including a journey to Mars.<p>This unmanned mission is relatively simple, less than five hours long and headed to no place particularly …

Space Science

Why Angelina Jolie didn't mind one neighbor totally spying on Brad Pitt

People are already making awesome fan art for 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens'

Whether or not you were in a theater, we all got our first glimpse of <i>Star Wars: The Force Awakens</i> today. The long-awaited teaser showed off some familiar settings, briefly introduced us to a few new characters, and debuted a cross-shaped lightsaber that has already become both a meme and a source …

Mom Abandons 6 Kids For 6-Week Vacation With Stranger She Met Online

A British mom has abandoned her six kids for a 6-week vacation with a stranger she met online. The woman shamelessly left her children behind after …

Star Wars Episode VII Trailer Recreated in Awesome LEGO Stop Motion Animation

This is going to be a VERY long year, and we have J.J. Abrams to blame. Since its release on Friday, the trailer for <i>Star Wars: Episode VII – The</i> …

Bridal Photos On a Burning Couch Make a Statement About Divorce Culture

It just started as a cool idea. New Zealand photographer Tom Hollow had a broken couch he needed to get rid of, and so he decided to burn it and take …

10 Best Kept Secrets of Grand Cayman

Wherever you go on vacation or travel, popular sites and locations are popular for a reason. Whatever their attraction, whether it be a beautiful view or a tasty meal or an unusual land formation, activity or attraction, they have been tried and tested and been proven to be worth your time and …

Fish

Tuğçe Albayrak: Germans pay tribute to student killed trying to help harassed girls

Thousands of Germans paid tribute on Sunday to a 23-year-old student who was murdered after rushing to the aid of two teenage girls who were being harassed by a group of men.<p>Tuğçe Albayrak died on Friday from injuries sustained two weeks ago when she was attacked in the car park of a McDonald’s in …

Rupert Murdoch Took To Twitter To Address The ‘Exodus’ Race Controversy In The Worst Way Possible

Ridley Scott has his go at trying to address the racial claims against his new movie <i>Exodus: Gods And Kings</i>, but he kinda fumbled the ball as he handed it to “Mohammad so-and-so.” Luckily, Rupert Murdoch is there to pick it up before it hits the ground. He can save it, right?<p>Nope. I was completely …

Shia LaBeouf art show collaborators speak out about his alleged rape

Two artists who collaborated with the actor Shia LaBeouf on an art project called #IAMSORRY have spoken out about his alleged rape during the performance earlier this year.<p>In an interview with Dazed magazine, LaBeouf wrote that a woman had raped him during one performance of the piece at a Los …

Midway Airport Security Line Reportedly Over 1 Mile Long

Holiday travelers faced a literal nightmare on Sunday morning when the line for security checks at Midway Airport in Chicago was reportedly over a mile long.<p>KOMO reporter Denise Whitaker said that the line was 1.2 miles long. An airport spokespersonsaid that she wasn't surprised by the crowds.<p>“This …