Aaron Reta

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New Mexico’s Sad Bet on Space Exploration

Spaceport America was supposed to bring a thriving space industry to the southern New Mexico desert—but for now it’s a futurist tourist attraction, not an operational harbor to the cosmos.<p>Soon after departing the small resort town of Truth or Consequences, New Mexico, the video monitors on the bus …

Space Exploration

This electric jet can take off vertically and travel almost 190 miles per hour — and it's already being prototyped

Move over, Elon Musk. A German startup developing an electric, car-sized aircraft that can take off and land vertically just received a prestigious award — and the technology is seriously impressive.<p>Founded by a group of entrepreneurs in 2015, Lilium is developing the aircraft as a new form of …

There's a Reason Time Seems to Speed Up as You Age - But It's Possible to Slow It Down

Stop the ride, we want to get off.<p>Ask an older person to recall their most vivid memories, and there's a good chance that many of them will come from …

Amazon Will Leave Carnage as It Steamrolls Through Grocery Industry

At what point do we say "OK, it's going to be everything. It's all going to come down?"<p>You know, I have pondered this kind of juncture so many times, …

Investing

Quantum 'hashtags' may prove the existence of a strange particle

Hashtags could soon be useful for a lot more than fostering discussion on your favorite social network. Researchers have developed a hashtag-shaped quantum chip (shown below) that could confirm the existence of the oddball Majorana particle, which exists as both matter and antimatter at the same …

Particles

Hundreds arrested after riots in northern India leave 32 dead

NEW DELHI — Hundreds of people have been arrested in a north Indian city after protests over the rape conviction of a religious sect leader turned violent, leaving 32 dead and more than 200 injured.<p>Followers of the Dera Sacha Sauda sect were there to support its chief, Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, …

75 years ago, one Allied radar techie changed the course of WW2

And he risked being executed by his own side in the processWould you give up your comfy technical desk job to join a military raid into hostile …

Longmen Grottoes

The Longmen Grottoes, a Buddhist cave complex located 13 kilometers south of Luoyang in China’s Henan province, form some of the most significant and …

Elon Musk And Over 100 AI Experts Are Urging The UN to Ban Killer Robots

Before it's too late.<p>Elon Musk and more than 100 leaders and experts in artificial intelligence (AI) have come together urging the UN to commit to an …

Stop treating science denial like a disease

Turning the rejection of scientific expertise into a pathology mistakenly presents individual ignorance as the bottleneck in political disagreements<p>The elevation of science to a central theme in American politics is an extraordinary development in the co-evolution of science and society. Three …

Can You Photograph the Solar Eclipse with Your Phone or Tablet?

The total solar eclipse of 2017 is upon us, and many people are asking: Can I photograph the phenomenon with my cellphone or tablet? With a few …

Solar Eclipse

Total solar eclipse 2017: 6 bizarre things that will happen

While there are many superstitions about eclipses, there are also a lot of weird things that happen during an eclipse that are completely real -- and super cool. Here are six incredible things to look for during the eclipse on August 21.<p>1. Animals getting confused<p>"A totally eclipsed sun is 10,000 …

Spectacular Saturn: Cassini's epic pictures using a one megapixel camera

During its 20-year mission to Saturn, Nasa’s Cassini spacecraft has captured some breathtaking images of the ringed planet and its moons, revealing many unexpected secrets. Here are some of the best<p>• Read our photo essay – Space whisperers: the Aussies guiding Cassini’s suicide mission to Saturn

Astronomy

For The First Time Ever, We've Witnessed The Sun Rip Apart Its Own Solar Eruption

This is insane.<p>Researchers have finally observed something that scientists had speculated about for years but never had a chance to witness: the Sun …

Universe

SpaceX is planning to do something really cool today

<b>UPDATE: Aug. 14, 2017, 1:36 p.m. EDT</b> The launch and landing of the Falcon 9 rocket was successful. Read our post and watch the video of the …

America's Best Small Cities to Move to Before They Get Too Popular

The best small towns to visit in America are easy to commit to for a weekend. It doesn’t take much to fall in love with Main Street; all you need is …

Foo Fighters

The Secret Of Ancient Rome’s Concrete Has Finally Been Revealed

What did Roman engineers know about construction that we don’t? After 2,000 years, we may have an answer.<p>Concrete has been integral to buildings and architecture since the Romans used it to construct monuments like the Pantheon and the Coliseum. The Romans also used the material to build marine …

Watch: At Port Chicago, a deadly 1944 explosion led to the desegregation of the Navy

It was took the most lives of any home front WWII incident<p>When poor training, racism, and explosives combine, there are bound to be consequences. …

Vote for your favourite wildlife image of the year – in pictures

The Natural History Museum has chosen 25 of the year’s best images from its Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2016 shortlist. Voting is open until 10 January to find the people’s choice winning photo of the year

Natural History Museum

Why these Native Americans are spending Thanksgiving marching and mourning, not celebrating

Cole’s Hill is a quiet park in Massachusetts which sits across the street from Plymouth Rock, the historic symbol of the Pilgrims and their founding …

The Man Who Got Rid of Everything

Following a bad break-up, Finnish man Petri Luukkainen began his one-year human experiment: put everything he owns into storage and live without any material goods. Here's his story.<p>In October 2010, Petri Luukkainen's long-term relationship fell apart. The Finnish commercials director and …

The Solar System Is Tilted, and It's Planet Nine's Fault

Astronomers looking for the mysterious, elusive Planet Nine — supposedly lurking out beyond Neptune — now believe its massive gravity could have had …

Astronomy

An Artist Just Watched and Drew a Movie Every Day for 365 Days

Exactly a year ago today, artist Greg O’Regan began an ambitious journey: For each of the next 365 days, he would watch a movie, and then sketch a …

Beauty and the Beast

Astronomers built the largest map of “holes” in the universe to prove Einstein was right about gravity

Since its discovery in 2008, astronomers have been puzzled by a cosmic mystery so vexing that it has even led some to question whether the general theory of relativity—Einstein’s masterpiece theory of gravity—is wrong on cosmic scales. The trouble is that light travelling through the universe does …

Universe

Russia is sending its largest naval surface deployment 'since the end of the Cold War' to Syria

The eight vessels photographed by Norwegian surveillance aircraft included its flagship aircraft carrier the Admiral Kuznetsov and the Pyotr Velikiy battle cruiser, Reuters reported Tuesday.<p>"We have been informed that they are en route to the Mediterranean," Major Elisabeth Eikeland, spokeswoman of …

The South Must Confront Its Whitewashed History of Racial Cleansing

Since I was a child I’d heard the legend, usually told by another school-boy in the backseat of the bus. It was a kind of tall tale, about how “a …

Black History

'Asgardia,' the first nation in space, wants you!

Plans to create the first "nation in space" were unveiled in Paris on Wednesday. They are nothing if not ambitious.<p>The new nation will launch its own satellite in 2017 and dedicate itself to opening up access to space. The goal is to foster world peace, as well as protect earth from rogue asteroids …

Space Exploration

Egg recipes you may not have tried before from a Thai street food chef

I’ve always thought of the egg as an ingredient that is so versatile but that versatility is often neglected because people return to their old egg …

9 ways you're cooking your steak wrong, according to the chef of Wall Street's oldest steakhouse

And even fewer home-cooked steaks compare to those of your favorite local steakhouse.<p>From fridge to plate, there are a lot of little secrets steakhouse chefs employ.<p>Thanks to Billy Oliva, we're now hip to those secrets. Oliva oversees the kitchen at one of Wall Street's favorite steakhouses, …

Visual memory and what Picasso was really seeing

The painter’s recall was exceptional, but he always used it to create something new, says Christine Temple<p>Did an exceptional visual memory give Picasso an edge in his capacity for artistic excellence? Studies show that the drawing ability of children correlates with their visual memory; those who …

Pablo Picasso