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Watch Blue Origin's New Shepard 2.0 Spacecraft Soar in 1st Test Flight

Space.com - 2 hours ago
Blue Origin took its new reusable spaceship out for its first spin yesterday (Dec. 12), and you can watch the test flight's highlights in a dramatic new video. The video shows the next-gen New...

The Mysterious Asteroid Behind the Year's Best Meteor Shower

Astronomy Magazine - 59 minutes ago
Step outside after dark this week and you can watch chunks of an asteroid burn up in Earth's atmosphere. Behold, the Geminid meteor shower, which is renowned as the year's best. At peak...

Giant penguins, as tall as people, lived in New Zealand millions of years ago

Los Angeles Times - 1 day ago
Scientists have discovered the fossil remains of an ancient giant penguin with a body length of about 5.8 feet that roamed the waters off New Zealand soon after the dinosaurs' demise. Kumimanu...

Is This Cigar-Shaped Asteroid Watching Us?

Slate Magazine - 2 hours ago
‘Oumuamua This artist's impression shows the first interstellar asteroid: 'Oumuamua. This unique object was discovered on Oct. 19 by the Pan-STARRS 1 telescope in Hawaii. ESO/M....

Watch the last time people walked and rolled on the Moon 45 years ago

Washington Post - 5 hours ago
On Monday, President Trump signed the Space Policy Directive 1, the broad-brush outline of a plan to return American astronauts to the moon. The signing coincides with the 45th anniversary of the...

Ticks Trapped in Amber Were Likely Sucking Dinosaur Blood

New York Times - 1 day ago
Paleontologists have found entombed in amber a 99-million-year-old tick grasping the feather of a dinosaur, providing the first direct evidence that the tiny pests drank dinosaur blood. Immortalized...

Lose Water Weight, Grow an Inch? It Happened for These Mountains

Live Science - 1 hour ago
The Sierra Nevada range rose almost an inch during California's recent drought due to loss of water from within fractured rocks. Credit: Trailkrum/CC BY-NC 2.0. Wouldn't you love to grow an...

New Horizons' Next Target May Have a Small Moon

Gizmodo - 7 hours ago
Artist's depiction of NASA's New Horizons spacecraft flying by the possible binary 2014 MU69. (Image: Carlos Hernandez). NASA's New Horizons spacecraft is currently hurtling towards MU69,...

Rapid-fire space station crew swap on tap

CBS News - 3 hours ago
In a rapid-fire end-of-year crew rotation, a Russian cosmonaut, a NASA astronaut and an Italian flier plan to close out a 139-day mission aboard the International Space Station with a fiery plunge...

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Mirai botnet creators plead guilty

The Verge - 2 hours ago
Three men, Paras Jha, 21, Josiah White, 20, and Dalton Norman, 21, entered guilty pleas for their roles in creating and deploying the Mirai botnet last year. The men apparently ran their own DDoS...

Net neutrality keeps the Web from running like an airport security line. And it might go away.

Washington Post - 5 hours ago
Let's talk about the end of net neutrality in terms of a hellscape everyone knows: airport security lines. Net neutrality is on the chopping block Thursday with a vote by the Federal...

Target is acquiring Instacart competitor Shipt for $550 million to fight back against Amazon

Recode - 6 hours ago
Target announced on Wednesday morning that it plans to make one of its biggest acquisitions in recent history by purchasing Shipt, a startup that delivers groceries on the same day customers place an...

Can T-Mobile actually fix cable?

BGR - 1 hour ago
T-Mobile announced this morning that it's bought out TV tech company Layer3, with the intention of launching an-new cable service sometime next year. It's a dramatic announcement for...

Apple to Invest $390 Million in Finisar, US Maker of iPhone X TrueDepth Camera Lasers

Mac Rumors - 10 hours ago
Apple announced on Wednesday its plans to invest $390 million in Finisar Corp, which supplies components for the vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers (VCSEL) found in the iPhone X True Depth...

If You've Got an Older Android Phone, Google Just Threw You a Bone

Gizmodo - 2 hours ago
This February Google finally brought the Google Assistant from the Pixel and Google Home to other Android devices, but they were newer products like the Samsung Galaxy S7 and HTC 10. Older phone...

Watch Blue Origin's New Shepard 2.0 Spacecraft Soar in 1st Test Flight

Space.com - 2 hours ago
Blue Origin took its new reusable spaceship out for its first spin yesterday (Dec. 12), and you can watch the test flight's highlights in a dramatic new video. The video shows the next-gen New...

iPhone 8 and X ranked as 2nd and 3rd most searched terms in 2017

CNET - 3 hours ago
Google has released its annual Year in Search, revealing the top trending search terms of 2017. The iPhone, not too surprisingly, ranked high -- specifically the iPhone 8, which hit No. 2 on the...

Why content crowdfunder Patreon is halting its hated fee change

TechCrunch - 4 hours ago
Overhauling the creative economy turns out to be quite tricky. Following massive backlash, Patreon is at least temporarily pausing its plan to change its payment processing fee structure on December...

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