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NASA Protects its super heroes from space weather

3 days ago from Science Daily

When astronauts travel in space they can't see or even feel radiation. However, NASA's Human Research Program (HRP) is studying the effects radiation plays on the human body and developing...

Brie Bella says husband Daniel Bryan will 'find his way back' to wrestling ring

4 days ago from UPI

Brie Bella is confident that her husband Daniel Bryan will wrestle once again whether it's inside the WWE or not following his 2016 retirement.

TDRS: An era of continuous space communications

4 days ago from Physorg

More than 50 years ago, at the dawn of human spaceflight, the first brave astronauts were only able to communicate with mission control operators on Earth for about 15 percent...

Richard Branson says universal basic income 'important' as tech reduces jobs

4 days ago from UPI

Richard Branson said universal basic income might be a valid method of dealing with the advent of technology reducing the overall number of jobs for workers.

NASA flightsuits found in thrift shop worth big bucks

4 days ago from CBSNews - Science

Two students nabbed an out-of-this-world bargain find, buying authentic NASA astronaut flightsuits for pennies at a local thrift shop.

NASA's LRO team wants you to wave at the moon

4 days ago from Physorg

NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) team invites the public to wave at the Moon on Aug. 21 as LRO turns its camera toward Earth.

'Big Little Lies' showrunner says 'everybody's game' for Season 2

4 days ago from UPI

David E. Kelley discussed the possibility of Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman and Shailene Woodley returning on "Big Little Lies."

Harnessing rich satellite data to estimate crop yield

4 days ago from Physorg

Without advanced sensing technology, humans see only a small portion of the entire electromagnetic spectrum. Satellites see the full range—from high-energy gamma rays, to visible, infrared, and low-energy microwaves. The...

Drake's 431-week stay on Hot 100 chart comes to an end

4 days ago from UPI

Drake's Billboard Hot 100 streak has come to an end after appearing on the chart for 431 consecutive weeks since 2009.

Deadline for Google Lunar X Prize Moon Race Extended Through March 2018

4 days ago from

The five teams left in a $30 million race to the moon now have a bit more time to accomplish their missions — and the chance to win some additional...

Iraqi jets bomb Islamic State stronghold ahead of ground assault

4 days ago from UPI

Iraqi warplanes bombed Tal Afar -- the Islamic State's last stronghold in northern Iraq -- in preparation for a ground assault, defense officials said.

Mars 2020 mission to use smart methods to seek signs of past life

4 days ago from Physorg

NASA's Mars 2020 mission, which will look for signs of past life on Mars, will use smart methods originally developed to find the oldest life on Earth, according the mission's...

Image: Gaia's first full-colour all-sky map

4 days ago from Physorg

While surveying the positions of over a billion stars, ESA's Gaia mission is also measuring their colour, a key diagnostic to study the physical properties of stars. A new image...

Satellite photos give new clues to MH370's possible location

4 days ago from UPI

Australian officials have highlighted satellite photos that may show debris from a missing Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 that vanished more than three years ago.

Video: High-flying, eye-popping drones gather data from storms

5 days ago from Physorg

One evening in June, a thunderstorm loomed over Albin, Wyoming, just shy of the Nebraska border. Down a lonely dirt road, three vans full of Colorado State University atmospheric researchers...

Ukraine's space agency: North Korea engine identical to ours

5 days ago from UPI

The rocket engine used to launch North Korea's most recent ICBM is the same as the type of engine used by Ukraine-made space vehicles.

From Exoplanets to Galaxies: NASA Chooses 6 Missions for Further Study

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NASA chose six astrophysics Explorers Program proposals for further study on Aug. 9. The proposed missions have science goals all over the universe, ranging from exoplanets to galaxies.

Mars Sample Return: Scientists Debate How to Bring Red Planet Rocks to Earth

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With NASA's sample-caching 2020 Mars rover mission just around the corner, the best strategy for hauling Red Planet rock and dirt to Earth is a now a topic of considerable...

Canned space

5 days ago from European Space Agency

Technology image of the week: Europe’s largest vacuum chamber, used to test satellites before they fly

Swirls in a Sea of Cotton Candy Captured in Space Image

5 days ago from Live Science

A gorgeous cloud phenomenon called von Kármán vortices paints the sky with a series of spirals.

What can the eclipse tell us about the corona’s magnetic field?

5 days ago from

The corona’s plasma jumps and dances thanks to the magnetic field, but scientists have never measured the field directly.

'Explosive Auroras': What Causes These Strobe Light Displays?

5 days ago from Live Science

High-speed video of the northern lights has revealed why the glorious celestial shows sometimes flicker like strobe lights: It's all about the gases.

Radio relic discovered in a low-mass merging galaxy cluster

5 days ago from Physorg

Astronomers have detected a new single radio relic in a low-mass merging galaxy cluster known as PLCK G200.9−28.2. The finding, presented Aug. 5 in a paper published on the arXiv...

$1 billion tower lifts San Francisco skyline to new heights

5 days ago from Physorg

More than 60 stories above the ground, construction workers climb makeshift stairs and cross narrow steel planks to put the finishing touches on Salesforce Tower, now San Francisco's tallest building.

Supervolcanoes: A key to America's electric future?

5 days ago from Physorg

Most of the lithium used to make the lithium-ion batteries that power modern electronics comes from Australia and Chile. But Stanford scientists say there are large deposits in sources right...

New York Giants WR Brandon Marshall trying to shut door on New York Jets' tenure

5 days ago from UPI

New York Giants wide receiver Brandon Marshall wants to leave his feud with former Jets teammate Sheldon Richardson in his rear-view mirror.

Cosmic-ray detector heads to the International Space Station

5 days ago from Physics World

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