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Perseid Meteor Shower Wows Stargazer with 'One-in-a-Million' Fireball

4 days ago from Space.com

When the Perseid meteor shower peaked over the weekend, no one was expecting an amazing show. After all, the August moon had just passed its full phase and threatened to...

Seven Biggest Unanswered Questions in Physics

4 days ago from MSNBC: Science

Physicists have solved some of the universe's biggest mysteries. But they're not done yet.

Huge Black Hole Helps Put Einstein to the Test

4 days ago from MSNBC: Science

Astronomers use supermassive black hole and giant star near the center of our galaxy to show that the famous physicist was right about gravity.

Space Station 'Air Bed': Astronaut Jack Fisher Gives Some Wild Answers in Live Interview

1 week ago from Space.com

American astronaut Jack Fischer, aboard the International Space Station, took on a new media platform in the first live taping of NASA's "Houston, We Have a Podcast" on Thursday (Aug....

Trump on North Korea: 'Fire and fury' not 'tough enough'

1 week ago from UPI

U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday said perhaps his earlier promise to unleash "fire and fury" on North Korea "wasn't tough enough."

Cleveland Indians place LF Michael Brantley on DL

1 week ago from UPI

The Cleveland Indians placed All-Star left fielder Michael Brantley on the 10-day disabled list, the team announced Wednesday.

The mystery of the pulsating blue stars

1 week ago from Science Daily

In the middle of the Chilean Atacama desert, a team of astronomers are monitoring millions of celestial bodies. In 2013, the team was surprised when they discovered, in the course...

Angler lands massive 6-foot butterfly ray in New Jersey

1 week ago from UPI

A man fishing with friends on a New Jersey shoreline reeled in a gargantuan butterfly ray measuring about 6 feet wide.

Kim Zolciak recalls 'life-changing' stroke: 'I couldn't speak'

1 week ago from UPI

"Real Housewives of Atlanta" star Kim Zolciak shared details about her 2015 stroke on "Hollywood Medium with Tyler Henry."

'The X-Files': Annabeth Gish to return in Season 11

1 week ago from UPI

Annabeth Gish will reprise Monica Reyes in a new season of "The X-Files" revival starring David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson.

Atlanta Falcons give five-year extension to Devonta Freeman

1 week ago from UPI

Running back Devonta Freeman will remain with the Atlanta Falcons for the foreseeable future after agreeing to a five-year contract extension.

Image: Thirty year-old microbiology experiment

1 week ago from Physorg

This humble parcel-sized hardware is Europe's very first closed-loop life-support experiment to fly in space, 30 years ago this week.

Image: Moonrise from the space station

1 week ago from Physorg

From his vantage point in low Earth orbit aboard the International Space Station, NASA astronaut Randy Bresnik pointed his camera toward the rising Moon and captured this beautiful image on...

New York Knicks sign well-traveled NBA veteran Michael Beasley

1 week ago from UPI

Forward Michael Beasley is headed for a sixth NBA team, as he agreed to sign with the New York Knicks on Tuesday.

Texas man rides horse into Whataburger, dances on tables

1 week ago from UPI

An unidentified man in a cowboy hat and cowboy boots rode a horse into a Whataburger restaurant and started dancing on tables.

Betelgeuse: The Eventual Supernova

1 week ago from Space.com

Betelgeuse is well-known because of its bright size and easy-to-spot location in the constellation Orion. It is of astronomical interest because it will likely go supernova in less than a...

ABC to re-run the first episode of 'The View' for show's 20th anniversary

1 week ago from UPI

The first episode of "The View" will be re-run on ABC Friday.

Broadway's 'The Great Comet' to close on Sept. 3 after casting firestorm

1 week ago from UPI

The producers of "Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812" posted a closing notice for the Broadway show Tuesday.

How Do You Clean a Very Large Telescope Mirror? Very Carefully (Video)

1 week ago from Space.com

This video from the European Southern Observatory shows just what it's like to clean and recoat one of the 8.2-meter main mirrors of observatory's Very Large Telescopein Chile's Atacama Desert.

NASA's scientific balloon program reaches new heights

1 week ago from Physorg

For decades, NASA has released enormous scientific balloons into Earth's atmosphere, miles above the altitude of commercial flights. The Balloon Program is currently preparing new missions bearing sensitive instruments, including...

U.S. fighter jet avoids collision with Iranian drone

1 week ago from UPI

An Iranian drone came within 100 feet of a U.S. Navy fighter jet preparing to land on the USS Nimitz carrier in the Persian Gulf.

Joint Stars aircraft getting communications upgrade

1 week ago from UPI

U.S. Air Force E-8C Joint Stars aircraft getting new radio terminals.

Lights! Camera! Trekkies! Film Academy to Open for 'Star Trek' Fans

1 week ago from Space.com

A CBS-backed "Star Trek" Film Academy will allow fans to explore the Final Frontier by helping them make their own films, according to an announcement at the Star Trek Las...

New York Knicks add Barack Obama's brother-in-law to front office

1 week ago from UPI

Madison Square Garden might need to make room for a high-profile fan after the New York Knicks hired Barack Obama's brother-in-law for a front office role.

Alfre Woodard, John Kani join cast of Disney's 'Lion King' remake

1 week ago from UPI

Alfre Woodard and John Kani are set to star in Disney's upcoming "Lion King" remake from director Jon Favreau.

'The Voice': Billy Ray Cyrus to advise Miley's team in Season 13

1 week ago from UPI

Miley Cyrus announced dad Billy Ray Cyrus will mentor her team in her first season as coach on "The Voice."

Chasing Shadows for a Glimpse of a Tiny World Beyond Pluto

1 week ago from NY Times Science

From just five blinks of starlight, scientists now know more about the next destination of NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft.

NASA studies tethered CubeSat mission to study lunar swirls

1 week ago from Physorg

A novel mission concept involving two CubeSats connected by a thin, miles-long tether could help scientists understand how the moon got its mysterious "tattoos"—swirling patterns of light and dark found...