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NASA: let's say something to Voyager 1 on 40th anniversary of launch

3 days ago from Physorg

NASA is seeking suggestions from the public for a message to beam far, far out into space to the probe Voyager 1 in time for the 40th anniversary of its...

Fantasy Football 2017: Top 100 running back rankings

3 days ago from UPI

Arizona Cardinals star David Johnson is our top fantasy football running back for 2017, followed by scores of other prolific ball carriers.

Late Austin Jackson homer pushes Cleveland Indians over Tampa Bay Rays

4 days ago from UPI

The Tampa Bay Rays' dreadful homestand is over, with one more tough loss Sunday as Cleveland's Austin Jackson hit a solo home run in the eighth inning.

NBA notebook: New York Knicks, Houston Rockets revive trade talks

6 days ago from UPI

Carmelo Anthony could still join the Houston Rockets after all.

Baltimore Ravens: Joe Flacco expected to be ready for opener

6 days ago from UPI

Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco will not play in the preseason but is expected to start the regular-season opener against the Cincinnati Bengals on Sept. 10, the team announced Friday.

'Dear Evan Hansen' star Ben Platt to appear on 'Will & Grace'

6 days ago from UPI

"Dear Evan Hansen" star Ben Platt has signed on to guest star in an episode of NBC's upcoming revival season of "Will & Grace."

Scientists probe Neptune's depths to reveal secrets of icy planets

6 days ago from Science Daily

Scientists have helped solve the mystery of what lies beneath the surface of Neptune -- the most distant planet in our solar system.

The Sun's Core Rotates Four Times Faster Than the Solar Surface

6 days ago from Space.com

The discovery could help scientists better understand how the sun formed 4.6 billion years ago.

The implications of cosmic silence

6 days ago from Physorg

The universe is incomprehensibly vast, with billions of other planets circling billions of other stars. The potential for intelligent life to exist somewhere out there should be enormous.

A starburst with the prospect of gravitational waves

6 days ago from Physorg

In 1887, American astronomer Lewis Swift discovered a glowing cloud, or nebula, that turned out to be a small galaxy about 2.2 billion light years from Earth. Today, it is...

Three SLAC Scientists Receive DOE Early Career Research Grants

1 week ago from Newswise - Scinews

Three scientists at the Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory will receive DOE Early Career Research Program grants for research to find evidence of cosmic inflation, understand how plasmas...

Minnesota Twins topple Milwaukee Brewers, extend win streak to five

1 week ago from UPI

MILWAUKEE -- Joe Mauer and Byron Buxton had three hits each as the Minnesota Twins extended their winning streak to five games with a 7-2 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers...

Miami Dolphins ride David Fales to rally past Atlanta Falcons

1 week ago from UPI

Miami quarterback David Fales threw two touchdown passes, including a 99-yard hookup with Damore'ea Stringfellow in the fourth quarter, rallying the Dolphins past the Atlanta Falcons 23-20 on Thursday in...

Galactic winds push researchers to probe galaxies at unprecedented scale

1 week ago from Science Daily

After using the Titan supercomputer at Oak Ridge National Laboratory to rule out a potential mechanism for galactic wind, astrophysicists are aiming to generate nearly a trillion-cell simulation of an...

Small asteroid to pass between Earth and the moon

1 week ago from UPI

An asteroid measuring between 49 and 98 feet wide will pass within a few thousand miles of Earth on Oct. 12, according to NASA scientists.

Meet the Director: Chuck Black

1 week ago from Newswise - Scinews

This is a continuing profile series on the directors of the Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science User Facilities. These scientists lead a variety of research institutions that...

Calling the Moon: Startup to Put Cellphone Tower on the Moon

1 week ago from Space.com

An astronaut wandering the moon next year could be able to use a smartphone to call home. A German startup is preparing to set up the first telecommunication infrastructure on...

Twice's 'Cheer Up' music video passes 200M views on YouTube

1 week ago from UPI

K-pop stars Twice reached over 200 million views on YouTube for the second time following the release of their album "#TWICE."

UAH Earth System Science Major Helps Map, Preserve Wetlands in Rwanda

1 week ago from Newswise - Scinews

Alex McVey, a senior majoring in Earth system science at The University of Alabama in Huntsville (AUH), served as the project lead this summer for NASA DEVELOP's Rwanda ecological forecasting...

Ohio Supercomputer Center helps researchers map invisible universe

1 week ago from Physorg

The Ohio Supercomputer Center played a critical role in helping researchers reach a milestone mapping the growth of the universe from its infancy to present day.

O.J. Simpson's getaway white Ford Bronco to appear on 'Pawn Stars'

1 week ago from UPI

The white Ford Bronco used during the infamous 1994 O.J. Simpson police chase will be featured on the Aug. 14 episode of History's "Pawn Stars."

The Claypool Lennon Delirium's Cosmic Journey Continues with New EP

1 week ago from Space.com

The Claypool Lennon Delirium's new EP, "Lime and Limpid Green," features cover songs from Pink Floyd, King Crimson and The Who.

Spotting Stars, Planets and More during Eclipse Totality Using Mobile Apps

1 week ago from Space.com

For skywatchers who'd like to look for some "bonus objects" during the brief two and a half minutes of totality, when the sun is completely covered by the moon, mobile...

NASA airborne mission returns to Africa to study smoke, clouds

1 week ago from Physorg

NASA's P-3 research plane begins flights this month through both clouds and smoke over the South Atlantic Ocean to understand how tiny airborne particles called aerosols change the properties of...

Calvin Harris named Forbes' highest-paid DJ for fifth year

1 week ago from UPI

Calvin Harris has taken the No. 1 spot atop the Forbes annual list of highest-paid DJ's for the fifth consecutive year.

Fan-designed Lego Space Shuttle Stacks Up to Saturn V Rocket Set

1 week ago from Space.com

Could NASA's space shuttle be the next real launch vehicle to enter the Lego universe? A fan-designed, scale model of the reusable spacecraft, sized to match the Saturn V, has...

Jupiter-mass planet orbiting giant star discovered

1 week ago from Physorg

(Phys.org)—An international team of astronomers has discovered a Jupiter-mass alien world circling a giant star known as HD 208897. The newly detected exoplanet was found as a result of high-precision...