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How Elon Musk’s Mars-Focused Moon Base Will Look: ‘Future Needs to Inspire’

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 04:47

The SpaceX founder has big plans for the future.


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‘Cigar’ asteroid might be an alien probe with broken engines - and there could be lots of them

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 04:44

Researchers first thought it was a comet... then an asteroid


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Here's how a real lightsaber would fare in a Star Wars-style lightning attack

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 04:16

In Star Wars, 'force lightning' is a lethal weapon that can only be tackled with a lightsaber. But would it work in real life?


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Watch Live: NASA Will Finally Reveal Mysterious New Kepler Mission and Google Joint Discovery

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 03:00

Later on Thursday afternoon, NASA will hold a press conference announcing a new discovery from its Kepler satellite, a telescope designed to spot planets orbiting other stars. The press conference, which begins at 1:00 p.m. Eastern time, will be livestreamed on the NASA website. There hasn't been much guesswork yet about what the discovery might be, although it's certainly likely to be related to exoplanets, the satellite's main target. Popular Mechanics speculates: "Likely, NASA teamed up with Google to build an algorithm for finding more exoplanets inside that untouched Kepler data, and this Thursday's announcement will reveal the first results.


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Despite public outrage, web access for prisoners isn't a luxury item – here's why

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 02:52

Digital and communication poverty is unhelpful – depriving prisoners is short-sighted.


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Drones, volcanoes and the 'computerisation' of the Earth

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 02:21

Robots, like drones, are filtering the natural world through algorithms and turning the world into data.


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IBM teams up with Samsung, JPMorgan to develop quantum computing

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 00:55

IBM's partners will research quantum computing applications across different sectors from automotive to finance.


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IBM teams up with Samsung, JPMorgan to develop quantum computing

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 00:55

IBM's partners will research quantum computing applications across different sectors from automotive to finance.


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John McCain Has Been Hospitalized Due to Cancer Therapy Side Effects

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 00:52

His office described the effects as a "normal" part of his ongoing treatment


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Latest Monsanto GMO seeds raises worries of monopoly

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 22:54

The rapid growth of Monsanto's new GMO seeds resistant to the controversial herbicide dicamba has revived worries about the company's stranglehold over farming during a period of industry consolidation. Long a producer of dicamba, Monsanto last year introduced genetically-modified cotton and soybean seeds that can resist the weed killer. The products took off, amassing more than 20 percent of US soybean fields and 50 percent of US cotton fields in just two years, according to Monsanto data.


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Rex Tillerson Wants Talks With North Korea. The White House Isn't So Sure

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 22:44

Tillerson's proposal to start talks has been contradicted by the White House


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New F-35A fighter jet gets a new powerful bomb

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 22:17

Fox Firepower: Allison Barrie shares insight into the GBU-49 Paveway II bombs and how they will give the F-35 fighter jets the ability to hit moving targets with extreme precision.


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IBM Adds JPMorgan Chase, Barclays, Samsung to Quantum Computing Project

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 22:01

IBM Adds JPMorgan Chase, Barclays, Samsung to Quantum Computing Project


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11 Congolese Fighters Have Been Jailed for Life For Raping Dozens of Children

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 20:54

A spiritual adviser reportedly told the men raping infants would give them supernatural powers


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Fuller House Actor John Stamos to Be a First-Time Dad at 54

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 19:44

The "Fuller House" actor says he's been "practicing for a long time”


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A Kentucky Lawmaker Who Was Facing Sexual Assault Allegations Kills Himself

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 19:35

The Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting published an account from a woman saying Johnson sexually assaulted her in the basement of his home in 2013


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U.K. Lawmakers Have Given Parliament Veto Power on the Brexit Deal

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 19:21

The vote was the government's first defeat in Parliament on its Brexit legislation


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Two Journalists Have Been Arrested in Myanmar, Sparking Outcry Over a Widening Press Crackdown

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 19:09

The reporters had been working on stories about a military crackdown on the Rohingya Muslim minority in Rahkine State


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Study: Loss of water in drought caused Sierra Nevada to rise

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 18:18

NASA study says loss of water from rocks during drought caused California's Sierra Nevada to rise nearly an inch in height from October 2011 to October 2015


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Study: Loss of water in drought caused Sierra Nevada to rise

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 18:13

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Loss of water from rocks during drought caused California's Sierra Nevada to rise nearly an inch (2.5 centimeters) in height from October 2011 to October 2015, according to a new NASA study made public Wednesday.


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