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May 28, 2015

Spaceflight Now:
X-37B spaceplane's orbit discovered

Air & Space Magazine:
Now We Know at Least Two Payloads on the X-37B

Spaceflight Now:
SpaceX cleared to launch U.S. national security satellites

Spaceflight Insider:
NASA's LDSD 'UFO' readied for its second flight

Spaceflight Insider:
'Old deficiency' in engine design caused Proton-M crash, says Russian deputy PM

Discovery News:
Space Travel Linked To Skin And Hair Issues, Mice Show

Air & Space Magazine:
China and the "Dark Side"

io9:
This Is How You Fix A Space Robot 140 Million Miles Away From A Mechanic

Space.com:
Hints of Salty Water on Mars Raises Planetary Protection Concerns

io9:
Here Are The 9 Instruments We'll Use To Reveal The Secrets Of Europa

Discovery News:
New Spacecraft Photos Hint At A Rich And Complex Pluto

New Scientist:
Dust from asteroid mining spells danger for satellites

Discovery News:
Software Or The Borg: A Starship's Greatest Threat?

Scientific American:
Crazy, Wonderful Spacecraft Orbits

May 27, 2015

Universe Today:
How Long Will Our Spacecraft Survive?

Universe Today:
Getting Ready For International Space Station Observing Season

Universe Today:
Rosetta's View of a Comet's "Great Divide"

Universe Today:
Ceres Bright Spots Sharpen But Questions Remain

Space.com:
What Would It Take to Send People to Pluto?

Universe Today:
How Bad Can Solar Storms Get?

Universe Today:
What Are Extrasolar Planets?

The Atlantic:
How Stargazing Became a Numbers Game

Daily Mail:
Did a massive asteroid turn Earth into a boiling 'SPRING' 3.3bn years ago? Impact may have vaporised our planet's oceans

May 26, 2015

SunLive NZ:
Mysterious bangs sonic booms

Spaceflight Now:
SpaceX cargo ship returns to Earth

Spaceflight Insider:
SpaceX Dragon leaves ISS, splashes down in the Pacific Ocean

Daily Mail:
Blast into space at 100mph in 1.2 seconds: SpaceX releases dizzying new footage of its Dragon launch abort test

Sputnik News:
Recent Proton Loss to Push Up Launch Costs – Manufacturer

Discovery News:
DNews: Why Does Earth Only Have One Moon?

Daily Mail:
Now THAT is a super moon! Image made of 32,000 photographs shows pockmarked lunar surface in brilliant detail

Gizmag:
ESA spacecraft detects the presence of enormous Martian supervolcano

Space.com:
Slippery Slopes on Mars Send Curiosity Rover on Detour

Space.com:
Did Curiosity Rover Cause Mars' Mysterious Methane Spike?

Smithsonian Magazine:
Did Mars Steal its Moons From the Asteroid Belt?

New Scientist:
Vesta has no moons – is it unlucky or did it eat them?

Smithsonian Magazine:
One Man's Lifelong Pursuit of Pluto is About to Get Real

Discovery News:
Out of This World Space Memorials: Photos

MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND EDITION: May 23 through May 25, 2015

Science Magazine:
Feature: The new shape of fusion

Popular Science:
Resurrected Large Hadron Collider Smashes Protons, And Speed Records

Nature:
Quantum physics: What is really real?

Inside Science:
Why Physicists Love Super Balls

Forbes:
The Surprisingly Complicated Physics Of A Light Bulb

IEEE Spectrum:
DRC Finals Update: What to Expect Next Month

Popular Science:
3-D Print Your Own Humanoid Robot Friend

Gizmag:
Nobot wants to put people to work ... in robot form

BBC News:
The metal that brought you cheap flights

Live Science:
Snake Ancestor Had Ankles and Toes

Daily Mail:
Unravelling the hiss-tory of ancient snakes: DNA reveals early reptiles were nocturnal, evolved on land and had legs longer than first thought

Smithsonian Magazine:
Meet Your New Favorite Dinosaur: The Velociraptor's Cousin

Heritage Daily:
Paleontologists discover the first dinosaur fossil in Washington State

Daily Mail:
Dinosaurs laid BLUE eggs: Ancient reptiles produced brightly coloured shells to camouflage clutches from predators

National Geographic:
Millions of Spiders Rain Down on Australia - Why?

Daily Mail:
Careful crows watch their tools: Corvids spotted storing their foraging sticks in 'toolboxes' to reuse them later

Gizmag:
Injured turtle to return to the ocean with 3D printed beak

The Guardian:
The octopus can see with its skin

io9:
This Prehistoric Pocket Deer Has Fewer Chromosomes Than A Fruit Fly

Daily Mail:
Mystery of who made the world's oldest tools: 3.3-million-year-old stones predate Homo by 700,000 YEARS

The Guardian:
Stone tool discovery pushes back dawn of culture by 700,000 years

ABC Australia:
Discovery of ancient stone tools in Kenya dating back 3.3 million years challenges story of mankind

Haaretz:
New archaeological finds challenge ideas of prehistoric Israel

Ancient Origins:
Discovery of Ancient Indian Daggers may push back Start of Iron Age by Hundreds of Years

National Geographic:
Bronze Age Woman Had Surprisingly Modern Life

Science Magazine:
Coffin remains tell life story of ancient sun-worshiping priestes

Ancient Origins:
Ancient temple dating back 3,500 years found near Aswan in Egypt

Ancient Origins:
Archaeologists in China unearth 2,400-year-old Polo Sticks and Balls

Ancient Origins:
Does the Cascajal Block provide evidence of a written language of the Olmecs?

Popular Archaelogy:
Unearthing an Iron Age Sanctuary in the Mediterranean

Ancient Origins:
Is Celtic Birdlip Grave the Final Resting Place of Queen Boudicca?

Popular Archaelogy:
Ancients Set Stage for Collapse of Teotihuacan

Ancient Origins:
Elfdalian, the Archaeologists in Sweden unearth first Viking brooch piece depicting dragon head

Daily Mail:
Could Henry I become the second 'car park' King? Team who discovered Richard III launch search in Reading for monarch who was buried in abbey destroyed in 1539

Western Digs:
Hundreds of Dice, Game Pieces Found in Utah Cave Shed Light on Prehistoric Gambling

Daily Mail:
Did a megaflood kill off America's first metropolis? Mississippi River and NOT droughts to blame for demise of Cahokia

National Geographic:
New Evidence May Solve Mystery of America's Huge Ancient City

Smithsonian Magazine:
Did This Map Guide Columbus?

Popular Archaelogy:
Archaeologists rebuild 1608 church where Pocahontas was married

The History Blog:
Le Brun's Jabach Family restored and on display

Daily Mail:
Twice the size of Buckingham Palace and FIVE miles of corridors: House once owned by the aristocrat who inspired Jane Austen hero Mr Darcy is on sale for £8million

Daily Mail:
World's oldest warship, USS Constitution, launched in 1797, comes home to Boston Harbor for $15million refurbishment after two centuries of battles on the water

Haaretz:
The eccentric English lady who introduced archaeology to the Holy Land

Smithsonian Magazine:
Why We'd Be Better Off if Napoleon Never Lost at Waterloo

io9:
How America's First Female Detective Helped Foil An Assassination Plot

Daily Mail:
Courtesans and samurai: Beautiful photos depicting life in 19th century Japan are some of earliest colour images ever taken

WVEC:
Navy divers prepare to raise Civil War ironclad

Smithsonian Magazine:
The Brief History of the Ferris Wheel

Smithsonian Magazine:
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Once Helped Clear an Innocent Man of Murder

io9:
Remembering Britain's Worst Rail Disaster Of The First World War

The History Blog:
Picasso curtain unfurled at NY Historical Society

Gizmodo:
We Got Buckminster Fuller's FBI File

BBC News:
A family's struggle to bring a Pearl Harbor sailor home

The History Blog:
George Takei helps save internment camp artifacts

Elgin Courier News:
Elgin anchor commemorates death of 17-year-old Courier-News worker

Smithsonian Magazine:
How the Summer of Atomic Bomb Testing Turned the Bikini Into a Phenomenon

io9:
These Videos of Nuclear Weapon Tests Are Terrifying But Spectacular

Smithsonian Magazine:
American History Museum Scholar on the History of the "I'd Like to Buy the World a Coke" Advertisement

Smithsonian Magazine:
35 Years Later, Where You Can Still See Signs of the Mt. St. Helens Eruption

Gizmag:
Sandia shoots (dud) nuke out of a cannon

Gizmodo:
Watch The Navy's Hyper Velocity Projectile Rip Through These Plates

BBC News:
The Quiet Zone: Where mobile phones are banned

Ancient Origins:
Elfdalian, the Ancient Viking Forest Language of Sweden, Set to be Revived

National Geographic:
Meet Nepal's Living Goddesses

Gizmodo:
Video: More recycled scenes from different Disney animation movies

Gizmag:
Inside the weird, wonderful and award-winning Melbourne School of Design

Gizmag:
Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este and RM-Sotheby's Villa Erba auction preview

Gizmodo:
Fire-Breathing Robots, Mega Mech Warriors and More at Maker Faire

May 22, 2015

Daily Mail:
Meet the flying TANK drone: Remote-controlled vehicle climbs over terrain and can take to the air at the flick of a switch

Gizmag:
B-Unstoppable combines a mini tank and a drone

Gizmag:
Origami-inspired drone snaps open to take flight

Gizmag:
Hydrogen-powered Hycopter quadcopter could fly for 4 hours at a time

Gizmodo:
Here's Your Go-To Graphic To Understand The Navy's Aircraft Inventory

Gizmodo:
Get Software for Designing Rockets and Piloting Drones, Free From NASA

Air & Space Magazine:
An Inside Look at the Spirit of St. Louis

Smithsonian Magazine:
The Ill-Fated History of the Jet Pack

Universe Today:
How Well Do You Know the Apollo 13 Mission? Take Our 13-Question Quiz

Wired - Beyond Apollo:
The Challenge of the Planets, Part One: Ports-of-Call

Wired - Beyond Apollo:
The Challenge of the Planets, Part Two: High Energy

Wired - Beyond Apollo:
The Challenge of the Planets, Part Three: Gravity

Daily Mail:
Nasa's vision of the future in 1970: Space station illustrations reveal plans for artificial gravity and a 'space scooter'

Spaceflight History:
Outpost in Orbit: McDonnell Douglas Phase B Space Station (1970)

Spaceflight History:
Missions to Comet d'Arrest and Asteroid Eros in the 1970s (1966)

Spaceflight History:
Where to Launch and Land the Space Shuttle? (1971-1972)

Spaceflight History:
Preparing for Halley: Cometary Explorer (1973)

Spaceflight History:
Earth-Approaching Asteroids as Targets for Exploration (1978)

Spaceflight History:
International Space: NASA's 1992 Plan to Land Soyuz Spacecraft in Australia

Wired - Beyond Apollo:
Strategic Defense: Military Uses of the Moon and Asteroids (1983)

Gizmodo:
This Watery Graveyard Is the Resting Place for 161 Sunken Spaceships

Gizmodo:
The Beautiful Art That Helped Inspire Space Travel

May 21, 2015

Stuff NZ:
Rare double from mother nature lights up Australia's skies and waters

Spaceflight Now:
Recap story: X-37B spaceplane embarks on fourth voyage in orbit

Discovery News:
X-37B Space Plane Launches Fourth Mystery Mission

Daily Mail:
LightSail begins its voyage! Solar sail spacecraft launches to test revolutionary technology in Earth orbit

Universe Today:
Hunting LightSail in Orbit

Daily Mail:
We're going to Europa! US committee assigns $18.5 billion to fund Nasa's search for alien life and a mission to Jupiter's moon

New Scientist:
Supernova space bullets could have seeded Earth's iron core

Air & Space Magazine:
The Search for Future Earths

Smithsonian Magazine:
Asteroid Impacts Once Made the Earth's Oceans Boil for A Whole Year

Popular Science:
Alleged Airplane Hacker Also "Messed Around With The Space Station"

May 20, 2015

Sputnik News:
China Plans First Ever Landing on the Dark Side of the Moon

Discovery News:
What Will X-37B Military Space Plane Do In Mystery Mission?

Discovery News:
NASA Experiment Hitches Ride on X-37B Space Plane

Spaceflight Now:
Preview: X-37B spaceplane to journey back into space Wednesday

Spaceflight Now:
Photos: Atlas 5 on the pad for X-37B launch

Spaceflight Now:
Photos: X-37B gallery archive

Discovery News:
Aliens Will Be Bear-Size, According To Math

May 19, 2015

Northwest Florida Daily News:
Likely meteor draws attention to local skies (VIDEO)

Space.com:
Air Force's Robotic X-37B Space Plane Launches Mystery Mission This Week

Popular Science:
NASA Is Sending Some Lucky Yeast Into Radiation-Filled Deep Space

Space Daily:
Quick Detour by NASA Mars Rover Checks Ancient Valley

New Scientist:
Mars volcanoes launch dust storms like a skate ramp

Universe Today:
Could We Live on Jupiter?

io9:
New Timelapse Shows The Neptune System As Never Before

Daily Mail:
Could hidden rings around Pluto destroy New Horizons? Team prepares for 'seven weeks of suspense' as spacecraft nears end of nine-year mission

BBC News:
How weird is our Solar System?

May 18, 2015

The Inquisitr:
UFO: U.S. Senator Richard Russell Saw Disc-Shaped UFOs In Russia In 1955

Daily Mail:
What IS this strange sound from the sky? Noise heard across the globe for nearly a DECADE - but nobody has an explanation

Sputnik News:
Russian Mission Control Center Successfully Adjusts ISS Orbit

Sputnik News:
Mexican Satellite Launched on Proton-M Carrier Rocket Burnt Up

Universe Today:
2nd Launch Disaster in 3 Weeks Strikes Russia, Destroying Proton Rocket and Mexican Comsat

Spaceflight Insider:
MexSat-1, or Centenario, crashes in Siberia shortly after launch

Spaceflight Now:
Proton crash deals another blow to Russian space sector

Space.com:
Russian Space Cargo Ship Crash Blamed on Soyuz Rocket

Spaceflight Now:
ULA, SpaceX face off in landmark Air Force launch competition

The Express:
Space oddity: Police feared extraterrestrial attacks at turn of the millennium

Daily Mail:
How police kept track of the Trekkies: Met drew up secret dossier into Star Trek and The X-Files fearing sci-fi shows would cause riots and mass suicides

Bold Ride:
America's UFO: The Story of the Avrocar

WEEKEND EDITION: May 16 through May 17, 2015

Scientific American:
Science's Path from Myth to Multiverse

Gizmodo:
This Magnetic Shield Will Push the Boundaries of Particle Physics

New Scientist:
Found: giant spirals in space that could explain our existence

Space.com:
Strange Signal from Space May Solve One of Science's Greatest Mysteries

Wired:
This Little 3-D Printed Robot Cracks Combination Locks in 30 Seconds

Time Magazine:
This Robot Learned to Make a Salad by Watching YouTube

NBC News:
Robot Valet: Manhattan Hotel Gets an Automated Helper

New Scientist:
Robot cleaner can empty bins and sweep floors

NPR:
She's Almost Real: The New Humanoid On Customer Service Duty In Tokyo

The Atlantic:
The Store Where Robots Sell Robots

Smithsonian Magazine:
Happy Birthday to Inge Lehmann, the Woman Who Discovered Earth's Inner Core

National Geographic:
How Tornadoes Form and Why They're so Unpredictable

Stuff NZ:
Jawdropping video of a supercell storm

Live Science:
Antarctic Ice Shelf in Last Throes of Collapse

Daily Mail:
Crab ancestor's 500 million year-old brain hints at how heads first evolved

Daily Mail:
The dinosaur that could SMELL fear: 75 million-year-old fossil points to new species of dinosaur with 'supersmell' to find prey

Science Magazine:
Scientists discover first warm-bodied fish

BBC News:
The hitchhiking snakes of the Caribbean

National Geographic:
A Darwin Finch, Crucial to Idea of Evolution, Fights for Survival

io9:
Largest-Ever Rhino Airlift Recently Released First 10 Rhinos In Botswana

Daily Mail:
This is how you should be cracking nuts! Monkeys show how to perfectly open a shell

Daily Mail:
The fox and the hound: Orphaned cub rescued from roadside accident bounces back to health thanks to its new collie best friend

Daily Mail:
That's Mr Mum to you! Gentle male orangutan bottle feeds and cuddles three baby tigers like they were his own

Daily Mail:
Neanderthals and humans DID interbreed: 40,000-year-old jawbone found in Romania suggests species mingled in Europe

Ancient Origins:
Stone bracelet is oldest ever found in the world

Daily Mail:
Incredible 40,000-year-old bracelet believed to be the oldest ever found suggests ancient human race used drills which were just like modern tools

Daily Mail:
The 'Red Lady of El Mirón' was covered in FLOWERS: Scientists find 16,000-year-old fossilised pollen in mystery tomb

Daily Mail:
Is this the oldest artwork ever found in America? 12,300-year-old bone pendant is unearthed in Alaska

Daily Mail:
Bronze Age stone circle found for the first time in 100 years on Dartmoor - and it could be older than Stonehenge

Daily Mail:
Is this the oldest toy ever found in Europe? 3,500-year-old bronze and silver stork tilts its head to 'drink' water

Daily Mail:
The lost city in the sands: Inside the ancient citadel of the Black Pharoahs which has pyramids to rival Egypt (but no visitors)

Daily Mail:
Alexander the Great's father WAS buried in Vergina: Bone analysis suggests remains with foreign princess do belong to Philip II

Ancient Origins:
Egyptian Child Mummy Dumped in Garbage in France, Now Restored and Protected

Ancient Origins:
What is a Pyramid doing in the Heart of Rome?

Daily Mail:
Medieval prayer wheel found inside rare Liesborn Gospel - but how the diagram was used remains a mystery

Ancient Origins:
700-Year-Old Tomb of Confucian Doctor Unearthed in China

Live Science:
Gold-Filled Tomb of Chinese 'Survivor' Mom Discovered

National Geographic:
Rare Spanish Shipwreck From 17th Century Uncovered Off Panama

Smithsonian Magazine:
The White House is Mostly a Reconstruction of the Original

The History Blog:
The first selfie

San Francisco Chronicle:
More stories behind San Francisco's street names

Smithsonian Magazine:
Two French Towns Are Battling Over a Saint's Remains

io9:
Darwin Predicted This Animal's Existence Decades Before Its Discovery

The History Blog:
Museum acquires Empress Sisi's silk ankle boots

The Guardian:
Fanny and Stella, the pioneer transvestites who fought Victorian anti-gay laws

BBC News:
Will Gaudi be made a saint?

Daily Mail:
Who needs Instagram filters? Beautiful 100-year-old images look like they have been altered but are actually some of the earliest colour photographs (including an antique selfie!)

Smithsonian Magazine:
Meet the Iconic Japanese-American Artist Whose Work Hasn't Been Exhibited in Decades

Smithsonian Magazine:
How 75 Years Ago Nylon Stockings Changed the World

Smithsonian Magazine:
How Katharine Hepburn Became a Fashion Icon

BBC News:
The town that couldn't contain Marilyn Monroe

National Geographic:
How Indiana Jones Actually Changed Archaeology

Daily Mail:
The car that runs on FRESH AIR: It hits 111mph and only water comes out the exhaust... no it's not science fiction and you can buy it here soon (if you can afford it)

Jalopnik:
This Is Not How You Get A Giant Self Propelled Howitzer Onto A Truck

Jalopnik:
Here's Why Dynamic Mongoose Is NATO's Biggest Anti-Sub Exercise Ever

Jalopnik:
Russia's Brand New Tank Just Broke Down In The Middle Of Moscow

Gizmag:
Four-minute-mile stopwatch and original All Blacks Jersey go to auction

Forbes:
Sotheby's Geneva Auction Fetches $160.9 Million; Multiple World Records Set

Bloomberg:
These 10 Pieces of Art Just Sold for Almost $800 Million

Gizmag:
Andrews Auto Collection Auction is biggest ever - 16 million dollar cars

Gizmodo:
Video shows how Disney recycled scenes in its animation movies

Daily Mail:
One-man band! Musician plays every part of 70-person orchestra and films symphony from his bedroom

May 15, 2015

Daily Mail:
Solar Impulse 2 prepares for its most dangerous leg: Sun-powered plane to attempt daring five-day trip over the Pacific

Stuff NZ:
Giant science balloon lands in western Queensland

Stuff NZ:
Wanaka Nasa balloon to be retrieved from Australian outback

Gizmag:
GE fires up fully 3D-printed jet engine

Daily Mail:
Don't trade in yours just yet! Flying car CRASHES during test flight with inventor inside after 'going into a tailspin' and plummeting to the ground

Daily Mail:
Drones of the future unveiled: Flying saucer and floating orb among new aircraft that could soon take to our skies

Daily Mail:
Fly to the moon in FOUR hours: The British scientist who says he's found the secret of Star Trek's 'warp speed'

Gizmag:
Lily drone shoots video and pilots itself after being hurled into the air

Gizmodo:
A Plane Took a Wrong Turn and Ended Up in a Cloud of Antimatter

Jalopnik:
This Video Will Leave You Begging The USAF to Keep The A-10 Warthog

The Aviationist:
Watch Russia's Biggest Ever Victory Day Parade through Combat Aircraft's GoPro cameras

Jalopnik:
Watch F-35Bs Hover In For A Landing Off A Fake Ship Deck In The Desert

Jalopnik:
The Amazing Saga Of How Israel Turned Its F-15s Into Multi-Role Bombers

San Francisco Chronicle:
Sale: One of the last Spitfires

Spaceflight Now:
Our SpaceFlight Heritage: Skylab 1, America's first space station

Universe Today:
13 MORE Things That Saved Apollo 13, Epilogue: The 'Failure is Not an Option' Attitude

Gizmodo:
Flying jetmen stunningly soar all over Dubai in amazing video

May 14, 2015

Yuma Sun:
UFO mystery: 1950s sighting at Yuma Test Station never explained

Swindon Advertiser:
Will the circles be unbroken?

Metro UK:
No, a meteor was not spotted in the skies over Bristol

Spaceflight Now:
DMSP satellite debris expected to remain in orbit for decades

Gizmag:
NASA to fly material testing experiment on X-37B spaceplane

Spaceflight Insider:
With failures piling up, Roscosmos looking to retry Phobos-Grunt mission

Spaceflight Insider:
Report: Falcon 9 could be certified for DoD flights next month

Spaceflight Insider:
Full scale mockup of NASA's Orion spacecraft completed in lead up to 2018 EM-1 mission

Gizmag:
NASA's Space Launch System enters its critical design review phase

Gizmag:
New spacesuit tech simulates gravity on a personal scale

Spaceflight Now:
Japanese scientists abandon plan for asteroid flyby

Gizmag:
NASA-funded research seeks to produce breathable oxygen on Mars

Daily Mail:
Europa's shattered 'glass' surface revealed: Hints of underground ocean seen as missions to the icy moon in 2022 are drawn up

Daily Mail:
Is there life on Saturn's moon? New study claims underground oceans on Enceladus could be teeming with microbes

Space.com:
Alien Life on Oily Exoplanets Could Have Ether-based 'DNA'

Scientific American:
M Dwarfs Could Be the Best--or Worst--Extraterrestrial Homes

Gizmodo:
How Long Can You Stay in Space, and What Happens If You Stay Too Long?

Stuff NZ:
Student Chris Sneath will shoot off to Space Camp in July

May 13, 2015

The Oregonian:
Past Tense Oregon: UFO photos taken near McMinnville in 1950 still raise questions

Discovery News:
ISS Crew Stuck In Orbit While Russia Assesses Rocket

Daily Mail:
The countdown begins: Nasa set to approve design for the biggest rocket ever made - and say it will one day take man to Mars

Discovery News:
Europa's Salty Ocean May Be Seeping Through Icy Crust

Space.com:
Venus Plane Pushed for Next NASA Next Frontiers Mission

Discovery News:
New Horizons Probe Mission Spies Pluto's Entire Moon Family

Universe Today:
What Shape is the Universe?

May 12, 2015

Sputnik News:
Pentagon: China Launches Mysterious Objects Into Space

Space.com:
No Warp Drive Here: NASA Downplays 'Impossible' EM Drive Space Engine

Daily Mail:
Nasa backs terrifying robo-squid set to scour Europa's underground oceans for signs of alien life

Space.com:
Tiny Cubesats Set to Explore Deep Space

Daily Mail:
Watch the next 50 years of asteroid near-misses with Earth: Interactive map reveals how THOUSANDS of rocks will skim planet

Discovery News:
How To See The Brightest Planets Of May

New Scientist:
Mercury's magnetic heart was beating soon after its birth

New Scientist:
Millions of missing galaxies found hiding in plain sight

Space.com:
Women in Space: A Gallery of Firsts

May 11, 2015

Edmonton Journal:
May 8, 1967: Edmontonians claim to see UFO

Mysterious Universe:
Charles Abbott's Weird Patent and the 1897 Airship Mystery

Gizmodo Australia:
When The FAA Blasted Oklahoma City With Sonic Booms For 6 Months

Newstalk ZB:
Sonic boom rattles Lincoln residents

Gizmag:
Progress 59 spacecraft burns up over Pacific

Spaceflight Now:
Photos: Atlas 5 and X-37B mated together for upcoming launch

Space.com:
Inside the US Air Force's Next X-37B Space Plane Mystery Mission

Spaceflight Insider:
Space's SuperDraco engine: Abort capability all the way to orbit

Discovery News:
Mercury's Magnetic Field Got Switched On Early

Discovery News:
Curiosity Watches Mesmerizing Blue Mars Sunset

Discovery News:
The Geysers of Enceladus May be an Illusion

Daily Mail:
Rosetta spacecraft starts listening out for stricken lander on comet amid hopes sunlight could recharge its batteries

Daily Mail:
Earth-like oceans - and life - could be far more common on other worlds than we thought

Space Daily:
Ancient Star Raises Prospects of Intelligent Life

Sputnik News:
Russian Scientist Gets Patent on Transfiguring Martian Atmosphere

io9:
This Animated Explanation Of The Fermi Paradox Is Fantastic

WEEKEND EDITION: May 9 through May 10, 2015

Science News:
Nobel laureate foresees mind-expanding future of physics

Sputnik News:
Three is the Magic Number of Atoms, Physicists Prove

Gizmodo:
Watch an awesome lightning bolt get captured in a box

Gizmodo:
Here's The First-Ever Picture Of Thunder

IEEE Spectrum:
World's Largest Swarm of Miniature Robot Submarines

Popular Science:
Bipedal Robot ATRIAS Takes First Steps Outside

The Independent:
Robot capable of sorting and folding clothes built by scientists in Glasgow

Daily Mail:
Welcome to the family! Scientists find deep-sea microbes are 'missing link' for complex life on Earth - and our oldest relatives

Daily Mail:
Oldest-known ancestor of modern birds unearthed: Discovery of 'punk-haired' waders pushes back avian evolution 5 MILLION years

Daily Mail:
Eureka! The moment a wild gorilla works out how to use tools caught on camera for the first time

Daily Mail:
How about a piccie of me! The animals who muscled in to make ordinary family snaps wildly funny

Ancient Origins:
5,300-Year-Old Otzi the Iceman Yields Oldest Known Human Blood

The History Blog:
Neolithic eel fishing spear with bone prong found at Lolland

Ancient Origins:
Archaeologists find 4,500-year-old statue of little known Egyptian king

Ancient Origins:
Ancient Three-Headed Serpent Column of Delphi to Rise Again after 2500 Years

Ancient Origins:
Archaeological dig at ancient fortress site in Egypt reveals massive gate and graves of fallen warriors

Ancient Origins:
Ancient Wonder of the World: Egypt Approves Plan to Rebuild Pharos of Alexandria

Daily Mail:
China's terracotta army has new recruits: 1,400 more clay warriors, horses and chariots found buried near emperor's tomb

Smitshonian Magazine:
The Mystery of What Venus de Milo Was Once Holding

Ancient Origins:
Afghan Archaeologists Battle Chinese Mining Interests in Fight to Save Ancient Buddhist Paradise

National Geographic:
Medieval Death Sculptures Were Least Flattering Selfies Ever

Ancient Origins:
Finnish Archaeologists find Wreck of 15th Century Ship Laden with €50m Worth of Treasure

Discovery News:
Medieval 'Witch Girl' Likely Just Suffered From Scurvy

BBC News:
Pirate Captain Kidd's 'treasure' found in Madagascar

The History Blog:
Huge silver ingot found on alleged Captain Kidd shipwreck

The History Blog:
Letter written in murderer William Burke's blood on display

Smitshonian Magazine:
John Quincy Adams Once Approved an Expedition to the Center of the Earth

Daily Mail:
Trove of newspaper writings from Mark Twain as a 29-year-old in San Francisco revealed 150 years after the author was contemplating suicide because of his debts

Daily Mail:
Original drawings depicting iconic Martians from HG Wells's sci-fi masterpiece The War of the Worlds are on sale for £350,000

The History Blog:
Original The War of the Worlds drawings for sale

National Geographic:
7 Things You Don't Know About Mother's Day's Dark History

io9:
How The Sinking Of The Lusitania Heralded An Entirely New Kind Of War

Smitshonian Magazine:
This Map Shows the Full Extent of the Devastation Wrought by U-Boats in World War I

The History Blog:
Starring Douglas Fairbanks as Coke Ennyday

Daily Mail:
Five perfectly preserved pre-war automobiles worth $700,000 found frozen in time inside a Texas barn

Smitshonian Magazine:
The Infamous "War of the Worlds" Radio Broadcast Was a Magnificent Fluke

The History Blog:
Watch Too Much Johnson online

Ancient Origins:
The Final Insanity of Al Capone: Was Notorious Gangster Haunted by a Hapless Victim?

US News and World Report:
5 Things You're Too Young to Know About V-E Day

Radio Times:
Everything you need to know about VE Day: rogue royals, bargain bunting and fiery street parties

CBC:
VE-Day: How it unfolded, told through CBC's original reports

San Antonio Express-News:
On V-E Day, victory went beyond the battlefield

Chicago Tribune:
V-E Day was cause for celebration - and worry

The Waterloo Record:
Remembering VE Day: Battling the enemy and a merciless sea

Chronicle-Herald:
From our archives: VE Day, May 8, 1945

Kent and Sussex Courier:
VE Day: The Kent and Sussex Courier in 1945

Tamnworth Herald:
VE Day: Celebrating end of War in Europe in the Herald in 1945

The Guardian:
VE Day 70 years on: readers' photos and stories

Washington Post:
What V-E Day was like in London for a U.S. airman on leave from the war

Times-Union:
Bronx soldier's letters show hope, joy, of V-E Day

Detroit Free Press:
On V-E Day, a look at how Detroit stepped up

Los Angeles Times:
L.A. 're-clenched its fists' on VE Day 70 years ago

Christian Science Monitor:
V-E Day, 1945: how President Truman reacted to news

People Magazine:
Listen to the Queen Remember the 'Most Memorable Night' of Her Life

BBC News:
War is over - how Belfast 'let itself go' for VE day

USA Today:
V-E Day, 70 years later, and memories abound in France

Military.com:
V-E Day Remembered: Joy, Grief and Ike's Tribute to G.I. Joe

South African Times:
Scary start to granddad's VE Day

Bristol Post:
VE Day 2015: This is what Bristol had to endure so you could vote

The Guardian:
Sketches of VE Day from 70 years ago

Coventry Telegraph:
VE Day in pictures: How Coventry celebrated the end of World War Two

Manchester Evening News:
VE Day: Looking back at how Rochdale, Heywood and Middleton celebrated

Manchester Evening News:
VE Day in pictures: Looking back at how Stockport marked the end of the war in Europe in 1945

Wales Online:
VE Day: How communities across Wales celebrated the end of fighting in Europe

Time Magazine:
See Photos of Jubilant V-E Day Celebrations in New York City

Baltimore Sun:
From the Vault: V-E Day

Baltimore Sun:
Celebrating V-E Day in Baltimore

Chicago Tribune:
V-E Day in Chicago

The Guardian:
From the archive, 8 May 1945: VE Day - two German cruisers await surrender

The Mirror:
VE Day: RAF bomber's engine catches fire mid-air while preparing for 70th anniversary celebrations

BBC News:
VE Day: The last British Dambuster

The Atlantic Citylab:
Technicolor Footage of Berlin, Two Months After the End of World War II

BBC News:
Tracing the children of the Holocaust

Daily Mail:
Five paintings missing since World War II being returned to collections in Germany after order from heirs of American acquirers and work by Monuments Men Foundation

Daily Mail:
Naughty but nice: Collection of saucy artworks that titillated U.S. servicemen during World War II are expected to fetch $450,000

Gizmodo:
The man who cut out his own appendix

BBC News:
Searching for the truth about my mother

Daily Mail:
Pirate-themed play barn, pool shaped like a ship's hull and nautical-themed bedroom: Lavish estate of publisher Felix Dennis who was obsessed with Treasure Island goes on sale for £10million

San Francisco Chronicle:
16 stolen paintings that have never been found

Gizmodo:
I Can't Believe This Designer Can Draw All These Logos By Hand

Daily Mail:
It's peak time! Terrifying cliff-side traffic jam as hordes of tourists swarm to see China's 'most dangerous village' perched on top of mountain

BBC News:
Devoted followers of fashion

May 8, 2015

io9:
How All The Spacecraft Circling Mars Keep From Crashing Into Each Other

Gizmodo:
The Cockpit of Solar Impulse Is Not For the Faint-Hearted

Sputnik News:
3D Printing Takes Off With the Airbus A350 XWB

Smithsonian Magazine:
Paper Airplanes Flew Decades Before Real Ones Did

Air & Space Magazine:
Warplanes Over Washington

Air & Space Magazine:
Where the Warbirds Come From

Gizmodo:
Watch this insanely fast drone fly at impossible speeds into the clouds

Daily Mail:
Go Greased Lightning! Nasa's battery-powered drone takes off like a helicopter but flies like a plane

Smithsonian Magazine:
The Huey Defined America's Presence in Vietnam, Even to the Bitter End

Universe Today:
13 MORE Things That Saved Apollo 13, part 11: The Caution and Warning System

Universe Today:
13 MORE Things That Saved Apollo 13, part 12: The 'Trench' Band of Brothers

Universe Today:
13 MORE Things That Saved Apollo 13, part 13: Jim Lovell's 90 Degree Wrong Turn

Spaceflight Insider:
Vostochny report part 3: Hunger games

io9:
Here's How To Drive The Lunar Rover

Gizmodo:
26 Soviet Space Pins From the Heat of the Space Race

Gizmodo:
The Space Artist Who Perfectly Painted All Our Cosmic Dreams

May 7, 2015

Daily Mail:
The sun unleashes its biggest flare of the year - but scientists warn solar bursts 1,000 times more powerful may be on their way

Discovery News:
Sun Unleashes Powerful Flare, Knocks Out Global Radio

Spaceflight Now:
Out-of-control Progress cargo craft to fall back to Earth

Daily Mail:
Look out on Friday! Russian space officials warn stricken spacecraft might not burn up entirely in the atmosphere - but no one knows where it will hit

Sputnik News:
Russian Telescope Captures Burning Up Progress Spacecraft

Spaceflight Now:
NASA gives more information on its experiment aboard the X-37B

Daily Mail:
Success! SpaceX tests its revolutionary Crew Dragon that will take astronauts to the ISS in 2017

Spaceflight Now:
SpaceX crew capsule completes dramatic abort test

Spaceflight Insider:
With Pad Abort Test, astronauts one step closer to riding SpaceX's Dragon

Discovery News:
SpaceX Passenger Dragon Makes Debut Test Flight

Daily Mail:
Should we build a base on the 'DARK' side of the moon? Esa wants international team to colonise the far side of lunar surface

Space.com:
Did Mars Have Flowing Water 500,000 Years Ago?

Daily Mail:
Planet formation caught in ACTION: Astronomers confirm famous image of distant system shows worlds taking shape

Discovery News:
This Fuzzy Blue Blob Is Most Distant Galaxy Ever Seen

Discovery News:
Eerie 'X-Files' Sounds Recorded From The Edge Of Space

Gizmodo:
Simple video tries to explain where all the aliens are

May 6, 2015

Spaceflight Now:
SpaceX preps for test of Dragon capsule's life-saving abort system

Spaceflight Now:
Don't blink: SpaceX crew escape demo will go by in a flash

Space.com:
How Risky Spacecraft Launch Aborts Work (Infographic)

Spaceflight Now:
Photos: Dragon prototype poised for abort test

Spaceflight Insider:
NASA's Orion loses weight, gains new windows

Space.com:
Alien Volcanoes on 'Super Earth' May Explain Wild Temperature Swings

Universe Today:
What Animals Have Been to Space?

Spaceflight Insider:
Our SpaceFlight Heritage: The flight of Freedom 7 fifty four years ago

Spaceflight Insider:
Russia's new space program: Search for extraterrestrial life amid budget cuts

io9:
10 Real-Life Animal Husbandry Techniques That Alien Zoos Will Use On Us

May 5, 2015

Space.com:
SpaceX's Dragon Crew Capsule to Get 1st Big Test This Week

Universe Today:
Buster the Dummy Strapped in for Mile High SpaceX Dragon Flight Test

Universe Today:
Key Facts and Timeline for SpaceX Crewed Dragon's First Test Flight May 6 - Watch Live

Spaceflight Insider:
SpaceX's Merlin 1D: Built to enable human space exploration

Stuff NZ:
Mt John Observatory faces uncertain future

Sputnik News:
Astronomers Discover Giant Jupiter-Like Exoplanet Too Big for Its Star

Space.com:
Size of the Milky Way Upgraded, Solving Galaxy Puzzle

Newsworks:
Fireball streaked across New Jersey sky Friday evening, observers say

Business Insider:
How to watch this week's meteor shower created by Halley's Comet

May 4, 2015

Discovery News:
Doomed Russian Spaceship May Re-Enter Next Week

Spaceflight Now:
Bezos' Blue Origin completes first test flight of 'New Shepard' spacecraft

Spaceflight Insider:
Blue Origin successfully tests 'New Shepard' suborbital rocket

Spaceflight Now:
Next round of U.S. optical spy satellites to start launching in 2018

National Geographic:
Space Shuttle Endeavour Flies West Into the Sunset

Spaceflight Now:
Messenger mission ends with plunge into Mercury

Discovery News:
Forever Farewell: NASA's Mercury Probe Is Now An Impact Crater

Stuff NZ:
Scientists mourn as Messenger crashes into Mercury

Smithsonian Magazine:
A Trip to Mars Could Give You Brain Damage

Discovery News:
Icy Europa Does Battle With Solar System's Most Hellish Moon

National Geographic:
Giant Red Sprite Seen From Space Station

Daily Mail:
Asteroid that could have killed off the dinosaurs 'rang Earth like a bell' and triggered the largest lava flows ever seen

WEEKEND EDITION: May 2 through May 3, 2015

Daily Mail:
Are we living in a HOLOGRAM? For the first time, scientists prove strange theory could be true in 'realistic models' of our universe

Times-Leader:
This guy's theories are out of this world

Quanta Magazine:
How Quantum Pairs Stitch Space-Time

Wall Street Journal:
The Half-Life of Physicists

Gizmodo:
The Trillion Frame-Per-Second Camera That Will Visualize Atoms

Popular Science:
Watch A Tiny Robot Pull Something Nearly 2,000 Times Its Size [Video]

Gizmodo:
This Gang of Flat Robots Can Autonomously Steal (Or Park) Your Car

Smithsonian Magazine:
The Nepal Earthquake Made Mt. Everest an Inch Shorter

Live Science:
Bigger Earthquake Coming on Nepal's Terrifying Faults

Live Science:
The 10 Biggest Earthquakes in History

Daily Mail:
Why is Oregon's 'Lost Lake' disappearing? Scientists say a lava tube is swallowing the water – but no one knows where it ends up

Mysterious Universe:
Mysterious Land Mass Appears Overnight Off Japan's Coast

Daily Mail:
Earth's newest supercontinent is taking shape: Land masses are already drifting together to form 'Amasia'

Daily Mail:
Older than Stonehenge: Britain's 'oldest tree' is feared to be dying after more than 4,000 years

Ancient Origins:
Ten Amazing Caves of the Ancient World

National Geographic:
New Fanged Dwarf Dinosaur Found - "Would Be Nice Pet"

Smithsonian Magazine:
This Fluffy Little Dinosaur Had Bat-Like Wings

Daily Mail:
'Bizarre' Jurassic dinosaur discovered in remarkable new find

The Guardian:
New bird species discovered in China

ABC Australia:
Monkeys are cracking good at cracking nuts

Smithsonian Magazine:
Monkeys Can Hack Each Other's Grammar

Smithsonian Magazine:
The Adorable and Heroic Animals of the Museum of Maritime Pets

The History Blog:
Chauvet Cave replica opens in France

Ancient Origins:
Two Ancient High Official Father and Son Tombs Opened at Pyramids Area in Egypt

The History Blog:
Mystery basilica under Porta Maggiore opens to the public

The Guardian:
Liquid mercury found under Mexican pyramid could lead to king's tomb

Ancient Origins:
River of Mercury in Underworld of Pyramid of the Sun may lead to Royal Tomb

The History Blog:
Roman owl fibula found on Danish island

Ancient Origins:
Discovery of Pictish Fort Reveals Iron Age Look-Out post for Sea Raiders

The History Blog:
Viking blacksmith grave even greater than expected

The History Blog:
16th c. murals, burials found in Cuzco church

National Geographic:
A Culture Written in Stone and Soil

The History Blog:
Goya's witches back together again at long last

The Atlantic:
The Questions People Asked Advice Columnists in the 1690s

The History Blog:
British soldiers, archaeologists find early shots fired at Waterloo

National Geographic:
Rare 1823 Wreck Found - Capt. Linked to "Moby Dick," Cannibalism

Daily Mail:
Meet Brazil's 'Confederados': They've forgotten how to speak English but the South American descendants of rebels who fled US after the Civil War still turn out by the thousands to celebrate their Dixie roots

Ancient Origins:
The Mystery of the Mary Celeste: Crew Vanishes from Seaworthy Ship

io9:
7 Lesser-Known Victorian Inventors Who Were Just As Fascinating As Tesla

Gizmodo:
An 1899 Plan to Build A Bike Highway in Los Angeles (And Why It Failed)

Gizmodo:
Why Is the Paper Clip Shaped Like It Is?

Gizmodo:
How the Tea Bag Was Invented

Daily Mail:
Watch the U.S. Army test self guided 'smart bullets' that let ANYONE hit a moving target with perfect accuracy

Daily Mail:
Watch your step! World's largest glass walkway opens in China with panoramic views... and a vertigo-inducing 2,350ft drop over a valley

Smithsonian Magazine:
Seven of the Most Unusual McDonald's Around the World

May 1, 2015

U-T San Diego:
NASA's MESSENGER sends last words, photo before mission ends on Mercury with a bang

Universe Today:
Mercury MESSENGER Mission Concludes with a Smashing Finale!

Daily Mail:
Watch Amazon's Jeff Bezos successfully test New Shephard rocket that could soon blast tourists into space

Daily Mail:
Nasa tests 'WARP DRIVE' engine that could carry passengers to the moon in just four hours ...and may even travel faster than the speed of light

Sputnik News:
Breakthrough: NASA Confirms Electromagnetic Drive Produces Thrust in Vacuum

Gizmag:
SABRE engine concept passes US Air Force feasibilty test

Popular Science:
Is This Weird 3-Story Solar Powered Jet The Airliner Of The Future?

Gizmag:
Vertex hybrid drone combines hovering and fixed-wing flight

Jalopnik:
Snowgoose Is The Pentagon's Low-Cost Resupply Drone Of Dreams

Sputnik News:
Just Google It: Info on How to Hack a Military Drone is Already Online

Spaceflight Insider:
2015 Sun and Fun Fly-In and Expo wows visitors

Jalopnik:
This Is Just Part Of One Of The Most Stunning Aviation Photos Of WWII

Universe Today:
13 MORE Things That Saved Apollo 13, part 9: Avoiding Gimbal Lock

Universe Today:
3 MORE Things That Saved Apollo 13, part 10: 'MacGyvering' with Everyday Items

Jalopnik:
The SR-71 Blackbird's Predecessor First Flew 53 Years Ago Today

April 30, 2015

Daily Mail:
Out of control Russian spacecraft is a 'total loss': Officials admit space station supply craft will burn up in the Earth's atmosphere

Spaceflight Now:
Russia gives up on Progress supply ship docking

Discovery News:
Russian Spaceship Is Falling To Earth, No One Knows Where

Spaceflight Now:
Progress failure probe narrows in on separation from rocket

Spaceflight Insider:
Progress M-27M latest woe for Russian Space Program

Daily Mail:
The giant SPONGE floating in space: Stunning close-up reveals Saturn's crumpet moon in incredible detail

The Express:
WATCH: Moment 'car-sized' meteor hurtles to Earth exploding with force of 'atomic bomb'

April 29, 2015

Times-Picayune:
MESSENGER spacecraft to crash into Mercury on Thursday

Business Insider:
NASA is going to purposely crash a $446 million spacecraft into Mercury at breakneck speeds

Earth-Sky:
Six cool things about MESSENGER's April 30 Mercury crash

Spaceflight Now:
Antenna snag strikes Progress cargo freighter

Discovery News:
Russian Spacecraft Spinning Out Of Control In Orbit

Spaceflight Now:
Russians scramble to restore cargo ship communications

Spaceflight Now:
Video: Russian cargo ship spinning

Discovery News:
NASA: No Immediate Impact If Russian Cargo Ship Is Lost

Space.com:
How Russia's Progress Spaceships Work (Infographic)

Daily Mail:
Mercury as you've never seen it: Messenger reveals close-ups of planet's sun-scorched surface as it prepares to meet its fiery end

Discovery News:
When Did The Universe Flood With Water?

Popular Science:
When Space Probes Crash--For Science And Otherwise

April 28, 2015

Burnley Express:
Meteor shower lights up North West

Hartlepool Mail:
UFO? Meteor? Fireball shoots over UK skies

Irish Mirror:
Watch amazing moment mystery fireball lit up Irish skies and baffled coastguard

Irish Times:
Astronomers seeking witnesses to Sunday fireball

Jalopnik:
We Finally Know Something About What The Shadowy X-37B Will Do In Orbit

Spaceflight Now:
X-37B launch date firms up as new details emerge about experiment

Space.com:
SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket Launches Turkmenistan's First-Ever Satellite

io9:
The Space Station Now Has A Viewscreen Straight Out Of Star Trek

Discovery News:
That's no moon! Spacecraft mistaken for new natural satellite

Space.com:
How Studying Saturn Moon Titan Could Unlock Secrets of Alien Planets

Scientific American:
It's Time to Go to Europa

Scientific American:
Rosetta Captures Stunning New Images of Comet's Surface and Activity

Jalopnik:
60 Minutes Provides A Quality Primer On Anti-Satellite Warfare

April 27, 2015

Spaceflight Now:
Fourth X-37B flight a month away from launching

Spaceflight Insider:
Russian space efforts encounter array of setbacks in less than a week

Universe Today:
SpaceX Picks Up Launch Pace; Sets April 27 Commercial Launch and May 5 Crew Dragon Pad Abort Test

Discovery News:
Hubble At 25: Brief History Of The Hubble Space Telescope

Discovery News:
Hubble At 25: Space Telescope's Top Science Discoveries

Discovery News:
Hubble At 25: The Space Telescope By The Numbers: Photos

Space.com:
How the Hubble Space Telescope Works (Infographic)

Spaceflight Now:
High-flying tune-ups gave us the Hubble generation

Spaceflight Now:
Astronomers hopeful Hubble will make it to 30th anniversary

Air & Space Magazine:
MESSENGER Comes To a Crashing End on Thursday

Discovery News:
'Spider' Patterns On Pluto Await Spacecraft

Space Daily:
Tau Ceti Probably not the next Earth

Discovery News:
Tiny And Speedy: 'Homeless' Galaxies Ejected From Clusters

WEEKEND EDITION: April 25 through April 26, 2015

Universe Today:
Is There a Mirror Universe?

Daily Mail:
When supermassive black holes COLLIDE: Best-ever 3D simulation reveals how space-time warps during the cataclysmic event

Mysterious Universe:
NASA May Have Accidentally Created a Warp Field

Stuff NZ:
Lower Hutt radiocarbon dating lab helps sort antiques from modern shams

Daily Mail:
'Longitude' clock stuns experts by keeping accurate to a second for 100 days - 300 years after it was designed

The Guardian:
Clockmaker John Harrison vindicated 250 years after 'absurd' claims

The Guardian:
Yellowstone national park: scientists discover huge magma chamber

Daily Mail:
The moment the GROUND came to life: Terrifying video shows 'earthflow' phenomenon creeping across a Russian track, pulling trees and power lines with it

Daily Mail:
Oldest evidence of life on Earth is WRONG: 3.46 billion-year-old 'fossils' were simply stacks of clay minerals

Science Magazine:
Sixth extinction, rivaling that of the dinosaurs, should join the big five, scientists say

Daily Mail:
Did stegosaurus use its armour to attract a mate? Male and female dinosaurs had different shaped plates along their backs

Audobon Magazine:
Which Came First: the Dinosaur or the Bird?

io9:
This Is What A Forest Elephant Looked Like 200,000 Years Ago

ABC Australia:
Lonely end for the world's last woolly mammoths

io9:
Wild Chimps Look Out For Traffic Before Crossing Busy Road

Daily Mail:
Did our ancestors hunt in PACKS? 1.5 million year old Homo erectus footprints hint at prehistoric hunting parties

Science Magazine:
Feature: Solving the mystery of dog domestication

Ancient Origins:
Russian Archaeologists Unearth Legendary White Walls of Memphis

Ancient Origins:
Egyptologists Unearth Tomb of Long Lost Pharaoh so Ancient Only His Name is Known

National Geographic:
Ancient Egyptian Artifacts Smuggled Into U.S. Are Heading Home

Ancient Origins:
Taosi Confirmed as 4,200-Year-Old Legendary Capital of Chinese Hero Emperor

Archaeology Magazine:
The Cult of Amun

Ancient Origins:
4,000-Year-Old Ancient Babylonian Tablet is Oldest Customer Service Complaint Ever Discovered

Ancient Origins:
Ferdinand Magellan: Defying all Odds in a Voyage around the World

Daily Mail:
French replica of an 18th century ship used to help defeat the British in War of Independence sets sail for Boston

The History Blog:
Replica of LaFayette's ship Hermione sets sail for US

Smithsonian Magazine:
The Beautiful Drawings by Darwin's Artist-in-Residence

io9:
It's The 174th Birthday Of The Detective Story, So Read The Very First!

San Francisco Chronicle:
New S.F. archive includes stunning photos from 1906 quake

io9:
How The Most Daring Plan Of WWI Turned Into A Military Disaster

Daily Mail:
Never-before-seen photographs show horror of doomed Gallipoli landings through the eyes of the soldiers who fought there

BBC News:
Gallipoli: Six tales of valour and a missing Victoria Cross

Daily Mail:
'It was a floating shambles, a mass of corpses': Harrowing first-hand accounts of Gallipoli landings revealed in two never-before seen diaries

The Telegraph:
Letters from Gallipoli: an officer's tale of bloodshed and defeat

Australian Financial Review:
Digger diary reveals true cost of Gallipoli

ABC Australia:
Anzac Day 2015: Gallipoli campaign left Turkish children illiterate, exposed to trauma, study reveals

The New Daily:
Faces of Gallipoli: the mates who made history

The Northern Echo:
Young and old honour Brandon's Gallipoli victim, 100 years on

The Gympie Times:
Remember Our Anzacs: Lest We Forget

Gizmodo:
This Working Replica of Bucky Fuller's Dymaxion Car Is Scary As Hell

Daily Mail:
Some are revered, others are rubble: Photos show the former New York City wonders the world has lost forever and the buildings that have been saved by metropolis's 50-year-old Landmarks Law

Gizmodo:
The Fed's Cold War Bunker Had $4 Billion Cash For After The Apocalypse

io9:
The 8 Most Intriguing Theories About Skyjacker D.B. Cooper

Daily Mail:
The day a poltergeist attacked me: Skeptical about the supernatural? So was the Mail's MICHAEL HELLICAR - until he saw events so chilling they still haunt him to this day

Sputnik News:
5 Reasons Why the Chernobyl Disaster Got So Out of Control

Daily Mail:
Japanese Maglev breaks speed record AGAIN: 'Floating' train hits 375mph during latest test run

Gizmodo:
This Japanese Gymnast Game Is the Laziest Way To Train For the Olympics

Daily Mail:
The jeep that can down a drone: US Navy reveals anti-UAV weapon that can fire lasers from a moving vehicle

Jalopnik:
This Is Your Go-To Graphic To Understand The US Navy Fleet

Gizmodo:
Norway Will Be the First Country to Turn Off FM Radio in 2017

Smithsonian Magazine:
The Abandoned Settlements Inside National Parks

Daily Mail:
The largest Buddhist settlement in the world: Inside the village where 40,000 monks and nuns are segregated and televisions are banned... but iPhones are allowed

Daily Mail:
The uncontacted tribe who could help us beat disease: First study of bacteria living on Amazon villagers reveal how much the modern world has changed us

Gizmag:
In Pictures: Highlights from Milan Design Week 2015

April 24, 2015

Air & Space Magazine:
The Lunar "Distraction"

Daily Mail:
Paul Allen launches 'Vulcan Aerospace': Microsoft founder says new company will get biggest plane in history off the ground - and it could launch astronauts into space

Jalopnik:
Russian Troops Have Close Call With Missile, Giggles and Cheers Ensue

Gizmag:
High-end Freefly Alta drone flips aerial photography on its head

The Aviationist:
nEUROn European Stealth combat drone has started operational tests in Italy

Popular Science:
Marine V-22 Osprey Shoots Kamikaze Drones Out Its Backside

Gizmodo:
Awesome underneath angle of a B-1B Lancer taking off

Jalopnik:
Check Out This Royal Air Force Typhoon With A Battle Of Britain Paintjob

The Aviationist:
Stunning images of U.S. Marine Corps EA-6B Prowler jets flying at dusk

Jalopnik:
Breathtaking Photos Of Fighter Jets Soaring Over Yosemite Park

Jalopnik:
Bask In The Awesome Of The Bat-Winged X-47B Sipping Gas From A Tanker

Gizmodo:
China's 'Air Force One' gets escorted by 8 fighter jets in cool video

The Aviationist:
Video provides behind the scenes look at the Russian Su-27 Flanker operations in the Baltic area

Jalopnik:
This Amazing First Person View Shows Every Move It Takes To Fly A P-51

Space.com:
Buran: The Soviet Space Shuttle

Spaceflight Insider:
Our SpaceFlight Heritage: The saga of Apollo 16

Universe Today:
13 MORE Things That Saved Apollo 13, part 5: The CO2 Partial Pressure Sensor

Universe Today:
13 MORE Things That Saved Apollo 13, part 6: The Mysterious Longer-Than-Expected Communications Blackout

Universe Today:
13 MORE Things That Saved Apollo 13, part 7: Isolating the Surge Tank

Universe Today:
13 MORE Things That Saved Apollo 13, part 8: The Indestructible S-Band/Hi-Gain Antenna

Collect Space:
Mercury space capsule returns to Kansas after overseas art exhibition

April 23, 2015

Daily Mail:
Governments are HIDING aliens, claims former defence minister: Paul Hellyer urges world leaders to reveal 'secret files'

Space Daily:
Russia Planning Manned Flight Around Moon in 2025

Spaceflight Insider:
NASA Wallops Flight Facility's Pad 0A slowly recovering from Orb 3 accident

Discovery News:
Spacecraft Spots Curiosity On Mars, But Spies No Rover Tracks

Discovery News:
First Exoplanet Discovered By Reflected Visible Light

Daily Mail:
World's most powerful telescope to launch in 2018: 'Time machine' will peer back over 13.5 billion years to see first stars forming

Popular Science:
Is NASA Going To Let The Hubble Telescope Burn Up?

Popular Science:
Mysterious Radio Bursts Are Indeed Coming From A Galaxy Far, Far Away

April 22, 2015

Spaceflight Now:
Throttle valve blamed for Falcon 9's unsuccessful landing

New Scientist:
Space geckos seen playing on their trip into orbit

Daily Mail:
Solar Impulse crosses China: Sixth leg of groundbreaking round-the-world flight is completed

Stuff NZ:
Japan eyes 2018 moon landing

Daily Mail:
The REAL Death Star! International Space Station could be fitted with lasers to shoot down space junk in orbit

Daily Mail:
How Saturn is devouring its moon: Stunning images reveal Enceladus' ghostly tendrils being sucked in by the gas giant's rings

Universe Today:
The 2015 Lyrid Meteors Peak Tomorrow Night!

April 21, 2015

Space.com:
Incredible Technology: NASA's Wild Airship Idea for Cloud Cities on Venus

Space.com:
Project HAVOC: NASA Concept Could Explore Venus with Airships (Gallery)

Spaceflight Insider:
Curiosity detects possible liquid brine in Martian soil

Space.com:
Spring Skywatching: Constellation Leo Comes in Like a Lion

Space.com:
Cassiopeia: The Banished Queen Ruling the Night Sky

Space.com:
Meteorites Help Date the Violent Birth of Earth's Moon

Scientific American:
Meteorite Chemicals May Have Started Life on Earth -- and Space

Scientific American:
Alien Supercivilizations Absent from 100,000 Nearby Galaxies

Discovery News:
Could Next-Gen Hubble Telescope Seek Out Alien Life?

April 20, 2015

Sputnik News:
After 2012 Close Call, Giant Asteroid on Collision Course With Earth Again

Phys.org:
Will asteroid 2012 TC4 hit Earth in October 2017?

Spaceflight Now:
SpaceX supply ship joins up with space station

Daily Mail:
Leaked video shows SpaceX rocket tipping over on a barge - and reveals just how close firm got to a perfect landing

Spaceflight Now:
Photos: SpaceX's debris-strewn landing barge back in port

Daily Mail:
Solar Impulse stuck in China: Winds hamper record-breaking attempt at round-the-world flight for third week

io9:
These Are Easily The Most Gorgeous Maps Of The Moon Ever

The Guardian:
Nasa spacecraft that found water on Mercury prepares to crash into planet

Discovery News:
NASA Probe To Crash Into Mercury In 2 Weeks

Universe Today:
Dawn Rises Over Ceres North Pole

Gizmodo:
The Universe's Largest Galaxies Rotted From the Inside Out

Daily Mail:
Hubble at 25: Nasa celebrates upcoming milestone of the world's greatest telescope by releasing an image for each of its years

Discovery News:
When (Part Of) Apollo 13 Reached The Moon

WEEKEND EDITION: April 18 through April 19, 2015

National Public Radio:
Einstein's Universe Turns 100

International Business Times:
Albert Einstein: 10 facts about genius behind theory of relativity on 60th anniversary of death

International Business Times:
Albert Einstein: Quotes and photos of father of modern physics on 60th anniversary of death

National Science Foundation:
Albert Einstein, in his own words

Time Magazine:
Albert Einstein on the Secret to Learning

Economic Times:
How Albert Einstein engaged with India and why some Indian scientists are reimagining his notion of gravity

Business Insider:
How this letter from a genius pacifist inspired the US to build the most powerful weapon known to man

Global Research:
"The Negro Question". Albert Einstein's 1946 Statement on Racism and Civil Rights

New York Review of Books:
Einstein as a Jew and a Philosopher

Daily Galaxy:
Dark Matter --"Is a Parallel Universe That Could Harbor Rich Physics and Complex Behavior"

Daily Mail:
Can I help you? Toshiba puts its humanoid robot to work in Tokyo department store

PC World:
Shape-shifting robot reveals secrets of Fukushima reactor

IEEE Spectrum:
University of Pennsylvania Unleashes Robot Jerboa Upon the World

Smithsonian Magazine:
Levitating Train Breaks Speed Record in Japan

Daily Mail:
Will a volcanic eruption destroy humanity? Scientists warn that world must begin preparing for explosive global catastrophe

Phys.org:
Rare tidal movements expose Kimberley dinosaur tracks

The Independent:
Giant cannibalistic dinosaurs engaged in ritualistic fighting

Scientific American:
Tails Tell the Tale of Dinosaur Sex

National Geographic:
Ultra-Rare Black Flamingo Spotted in Cyprus

National Geographic:
A Gray Whale Breaks The Record For Longest Mammal Migration

Daily Mail:
Man-sized kangaroo gives stuffed bunny toy a bear hug... and his handler says he'll fight anything that tries to take it away from him

Daily Mail:
Now they're feline better: The abandoned black cat who cuddles other sick strays back to health at an animal shelter

Science Magazine:
World's oldest stone tools discovered in Kenya

National Geographic:
Digs Reveal Stone-Age Weapons Industry With Staggering Output

Smithsonian Magazine:
Only a Handful of People Can Enter the Chauvet Cave Each Year. Our Reporter Was One of Them.

Daily Mail:
Oldest evidence of human cremation in Britain unearthed: Stone Age men placed bodies on funeral pyres 7,600 years ago

The History Blog:
Family looking for broken sewer pipe finds 2,500 years of history

Daily Mail:
Britain's ancient connection to Carthage: 2,300-year-old coin reveals Mediterranean trade route dating back to the Iron Age

The History Blog:
Roman bronze harpy found in England

Live Science:
Evidence of Pre-Columbus Trade Found in Alaska House

Ancient Origins:
Ancient Bronze Artifacts in Alaska Reveals Trade with Asia Before Columbus Arrival

National Geographic:
Why Shroud of Turin's Secrets Continue to Elude Science

Smithsonian Magazine:
New York City Ran a Slave Market

The History Blog:
New York to put up marker at site of Wall Street slave market

Smithsonian Magazine:
How Rum Helped the U.S. Win Its Independence

The History Blog:
The glory of 18th century Swiss automata

io9:
How Lord Byron's Scandals Led Ada Lovelace To Become A Mathematician

Smithsonian Magazine:
200 Years After Tambora, Some Unusual Effects Linger

io9:
The Strange, Bitter 19th Century Debate Over Where Toledo Was

Smithsonian Magazine:
The Pony Express Was Short-Lived And Costly

Smithsonian Magazine:
A Host of Relics from Lincoln's Last Days All Came to Reside at the Smithsonian

Smithsonian Magazine:
How Samuel Mudd Went From Lincoln Conspirator to Medical Savior

The History Blog:
Bronzes stolen from gallery 32 years ago found

Daily Mail:
Amazing letter reveals for the first time how Titanic owners demanded huge sums from grieving families to be reunited with bodies of ship's crew

Daily Mail:
Before the crowds and selfie sticks: Century-old travel photos show beauty of Chinese landmarks with barely any tourists

Gizmodo:
How the Quest for a Perfectly Rational Calendar Created a 13th Month

San Francisco Chronicle:
Before the fires: Arnold Genthe's Chinatown

Daily Mail:
Diving into history: Luxury submarine tours offered to visit Titanic wreck at the bottom of the Atlantic... for a cool $60,000

Daily Mail:
'Are you of the white race or of a colored race?' Application form to join the Ku Klux Klan in 1921 unearthed by book dealer

The History Blog:
Here is the first Wonder Woman drawing

Daily Mail:
Was Soviet wartime fortune lost by accident in the Clyde? Evidence emerges that case of bullion fell into river as it was transferred between ships during secret operation

Daily Mail:
$50million hoard of silver coins sent to the bottom of the sea by the Nazis is discovered aboard sunken steamboat at a record depth of 17,000ft by treasure hunters

Science Magazine:
Alan Turing's notebook sells for $1.025 million

Smithsonian Magazine:
The Untold Story of the Vengeful Japanese Attack After the Doolittle Raid

Daily Mail:
After not one, but two atomic blasts and 64 years at the bottom of the Pacific, here is the US WWII USS Independence aircraft carrier 'amazingly intact' (...and there's even a plane in the hangar!)

Smithsonian Magazine:
Why Albert Einstein, the Genius Behind the Theory of Relativity, Loved His Pipe

Gizmodo:
That Time the US Accidentally Nuked Britain's First Satellite

Gizmodo:
13 Horrifying Ideas America Had For Invading Cuba

Houston Chronicle:
Search is on for the Dome's mysterious time capsule

io9:
The Atomic Energy Commission Once Put A "Nuclear Heart" In A Cow

Gizmodo:
LSD and a Top-Secret Army Experiment's Trip to the Supreme Court

Gizmodo:
The Massive Proving Ground Where Extraordinary New Trains Are Tested

Gawker:
The IRS's Secretive Undercover Unit Lives In This Building

Smithsonian Magazine:
The World's Most Interesting (and Accessible) Library Collections

Smithsonian Magazine:
These Were 2014's Most Challenged Books

April 17, 2015

Daily Mail:
The battery powered rocket powerful enough to blast satellites into orbit

Gizmodo:
Crazy wingsuit guy smashes right through a sign while flying super fast

Popular Science:
New Attack Helicopter Set To Enter Russian Service

Popular Science:
Watch This Drone Carry A Person

Popular Science:
The Navy Plans To Launch Swarms Of Drones From Tubes [Video]

Daily Mail:
The drone that never has to land: US Navy's X-47B successfully completes first ever unmanned refuelling test in mid-air

Popular Science:
Chimpanzee Swats Drone From Sky

Gizmodo:
This 2-Minute 4K Supercut of SpaceX Launches Is Some Great Space Porn

Air & Space Magazine:
Launch. Recover. Repeat

The Aviationist:
[Video] Red Flag 15-2 Night Launches

Jalopnik:
This Obscure Skunk Works Jet May Help Team Win New Stealth Bomber Bid

Air & Space Magazine:
How to Become a Ball Turret Gunner

Air & Space Magazine:
The Day After D-Day

Air & Space Magazine:
The War's Oddest Dogfight

The Aviationist:
How the legendary Starfighter was used to train astronauts: the story of the NF-104

Air & Space Magazine:
My Dad's Moon Vision

io9:
The Checklist Of What Had To Go Wrong For Apollo 13 To Fail Is Insane

Space.com:
How Apollo 13's Dangerous Survival Mission Worked (Infographic)

Universe Today:
13 MORE Things That Saved Apollo 13, part 2: Simultaneous Presence of Kranz and Lunney at the Onset of the Rescue

Universe Today:
13 MORE Things That Saved Apollo 13, part 3: Detuning the Saturn V's 3rd Stage Radio

Universe Today:
13 MORE Things That Saved Apollo 13, part 4: Early Entry into the Lander

Gizmag:
A preview of the Bonhams 7th annual Space History Sale

April 16, 2015

Discovery News:
SpaceX Releases Amazing (and Explosive) Video of Rocket Landing

Discovery News:
Early Earth May Have Swallowed A Mercury-Like Planet

Smithsonian Magazine:
Earth May Have Became Magnetic After Eating a Mercury-Like Object

The Guardian:
Rise and shine: Rosetta's Philae probe could be awake within weeks

Daily Mail:
We're getting closer! First colour image of the planet and its moon that man has never seen close-up before is snapped ahead of Nasa's New Horizons arrival in July

Daily Mail:
The ultimate urban runaround - on any planet: Watch Nasa test experimental vehicle that can drift, drive sideways to park and spin on the spot

April 15, 2015

Spaceflight Insider:
SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.1 screams off the pad, misses landing as Dragon flies to ISS

Daily Mail:
SpaceX lands its rocket on a barge: Elon Musk confirms Falcon touched down but tipped over in groundbreaking experiment

New York Times:
SpaceX Comes Close to Recovering Rocket

New Scientist:
SpaceX reusable rocket crashes in attempted boat landing

Scientific American:
SpaceX Faces the Hard Truth about Soft Landings—They're Tough to Do

New Scientist:
Reusable Vulcan rockets that parachute to Earth to launch in 2019

Daily Mail:
Are spy satellites being disguised as SPACE JUNK? Russian official makes bold claim - but won't say who is behind it

New Scientist:
Philae's sensors show comet 67P has almost no magnetic field

Space.com:
Comet Comes to Life in Amazing Rosetta Spacecraft Photo Montage

Discovery News:
Enigmatic Moon Mimas Bathes In 'Saturnshine'

Daily Mail:
Was Earth a SNOWBALL 2.4 billion years ago?Theory suggests our entire planet was once locked in a deep freeze

KPIX:
Radiant Meteor Shower With Chance For 100 Shooting Stars Per Hour Begins Thursday

Space.com:
SpaceX's Dragon Space Capsule Now Visible in Night Sky: How to See It

Scientific American:
Where Would you Leave a Message From the Stars?

April 14, 2015

Spaceflight Now:
Nearby storms keep Falcon 9 rocket grounded

Spaceflight Now:
SpaceX drone ship in position for daring rocket landing

Spaceflight Insider:
What makes a Dragon: A quick guide to SpaceX's capsule

Gizmodo:
How the Moon Got Its Name

Universe Today:
This Mountain on Mars Is Leaking

Daily Mail:
Water, water, everywhere: Nine worlds in our solar system could have underground oceans - and maybe life too

Spaceflight Now:
Rosetta keeps its distance from awakening comet

New Scientist:
Two mysterious bright spots on dwarf planet Ceres are not alike

Space.com:
Violent Methane Storms on Titan May Explain Strange Dunes

American Photo:
See the Vintage Space Photos that Put Our World Into Perspective

Collect Space:
Apollo 13 astronaut exhibit re-launches at Chicago planetarium

April 13, 2015

Daily Mail:
Meteor explodes above terrified city in massive fireball seconds before impact

WHNT:
Fireball seen in the Alabama sky early Saturday

Spaceflight Now:
SpaceX on track for cargo launch Monday

Spaceflight Insider:
SpaceX to attempt Falcon 9 first stage landing again with SpX-6 flight

Universe Today:
SpaceX Falcon 9 and Dragon CRS-6 set for April 13 Launch to ISS and Historic Landing Attempt

Spaceflight Insider:
Launch of secretive X-37B delayed until May 20

Spaceflight Now:
NASA adding to list of CubeSats flying on first SLS mission

Spaceflight Now:
NASA invites ESA to build Europa piggyback probe

Daily Mail:
Mercury in stunning detail: Nasa's Messenger spacecraft reveals best views yet of Earth's sun-scorched cousin

Discovery News:
Watching The Sunsets Of Mars Through Robot Eyes: Photos

Spaceflight Insider:
New Horizons begins Approach Phase 2

Daily Mail:
The sun is a late bloomer: Our star is five billion years younger than most in the Milky Way - and this may have helped its planets form

Daily Mail:
Can life exist on rogue planets with no sun? Cold worlds that wander the stars may still harbour alien beings, claims scientist

Air & Space Magazine:
A Crater of Cosmic Proportions

WEEKEND EDITION: April 11 through April 12, 2015

The Irish Times:
Belief in the multiverse: a form of blind faith?

Business Insider:
If parallel universes exist, here's how we could actually find the evidence

Daily Mail:
Large Hadron Collider starts up again after being stopped for two years of upgrade work - and scientists hope to see dark matter for the first time

Smithsonian Magazine:
Inside the Atom Smasher at CERN

Gizmodo:
Watch This Fighting Robot Die in Agonizing Slow Motion

Gizmodo:
We Definitely Shouldn't Have Taught Robots How To Sword Fight

io9:
10 Geological Forms We've Studied For Years And Still Don't Understand

Smithsonian Magazine:
These Breathtaking Photos of Vietnam's Caves Bring Out the Armchair Spelunker in Everyone

Stuff NZ:
When, not if: Alpine fault could cause 8 metres of movement

Smithsonian Magazine:
Ask Smithsonian: Could the Volcano Beneath Yellowstone National Park Ever Erupt?

Daily Mail:
The mystery of life solved? Study reveals how primordial DNA may have spontaneously appeared 4 billion years ago

Daily Mail:
The 'thunder lizard' is back! Brontosaurus is finally recognised as a dinosaur after more than a century

Daily Mail:
Giant meat eating 'terror bird' had a deep voice: Almost complete fossil of flightless predator discovered in Argentina

Daily Mail:
Step inside the world's largest replica CAVE: French cavern that contains 1,000 prehistoric paintings is recreated using 3D scanning

The History Blog:
Two 6th Dynasty priests' tombs found at Saqqara

Daily Mail:
Egyptian jewellery and pottery recovered from looted tomb: 3,000-year-old artefacts were overlooked by hapless thieves

Archaeology Magazine:
The Minoans of Crete

Ancient Origins:
Long Hidden Scythian Treasure Site Located at Ceremonial Spring in Poland

National Geographic:
A War Diary Soars Over Rome

National Geographic:
Reading Trajan's Column

Smithsonian Magazine:
Two Eerie Medusa Heads Watch Over Turkey's Waterways

Daily Mail:
The ancient fortress that has historians - and Putin - baffled: Nobody knows why spectacular 1,300-year-old Siberian island fort was built... or why it was abandoned

The History Blog:
Anglo-Saxon eye salve kills MRSA superbug

The History Blog:
Rare Earl of Lancaster devotional panel found on Thames riverbank

Daily Mail:
Rebuilding the Ming Dynasty's 'Martial City': Archaeologists begin mammoth task of restoring fearsome 600-year-old fortress

The History Blog:
Russian billionaire buys Salvator Mundi, dealer makes $50 million killing

Ancient Origins:
Discovery of Ancient Tomb Suggests Man was Sacrificed to join a Noblewoman in Death

Daily Mail:
How Did an Ottoman War Camel End Up in an Austrian Basement?

The History Blog:
17th c. Ottoman war camel unearthed in Austria

Daily Mail:
Gunpowder plots and prefect revolutions: Secret rebellious history of Britain's most prestigious public schools including Eton and Rugby laid bare in new book

Daily Mail:
Archaeologists identify skeleton of soldier who was killed at the battle of Waterloo after his 200-year-old remains were discovered under a car park - just like Richard III

The History Blog:
Skeleton of soldier unearthed at Waterloo identified

National Geographic:
Volcanic Eruption That Changed World Marks 200th Anniversary

Smithsonian Magazine:
The Gentleman's Agreement That Ended the Civil War

Daily Mail:
Chair in which Abraham Lincoln was shot to be displayed in an open plaza for 150th anniversary of president's assassination

Smithsonian Magazine:
Lincoln's Missing Bodyguard

Smithsonian Magazine:
The Night Abraham Lincoln Was Assassinated

Smithsonian Magazine:
The Final Hours of John Wilkes Booth

San Francisco Chronicle:
Incredible Civil War images

Daily Mail:
Scrawled on the walls of a cave 100ft below the French countryside, the poignant graffiti left by doomed troops waiting to join Battle of the Somme

The History Blog:
WWI soldier graffiti found on Naours quarry walls

io9:
Science Is Still Identifying The Paintings Of The Most Famous Art Forger

Air & Space Magazine:
The Biggest Industrial Boom in U.S. History

Air & Space Magazine:
Kursk

Air & Space Magazine:
Voices of the Veterans

Daily Mail:
Hiroshima's horror on paper: Handwritten military plans for devastating atomic bomb attack expected to fetch £300,000 at auction

Air & Space Magazine:
What the Movies Taught Us About World War II

Smithsonian Magazine:
The Year of Jackie Robinson's Mutual Love Affair With Montreal

Gizmodo:
A Look at the Tefifon, Germany's Doomed 1950s Music Player

Gizmag:
Delphi's self-driving car completes US coast-to-coast trip

Jalopnik:
Watch America's Most Advanced Tank Waltz For Estonians

Daily Mail:
Why is the military moving back into 'Stargate' base deep under the Rocky Mountains a decade after it was abandoned?

The Atlantic:
The Secret Life of Yo-Yos

April 10, 2015

Daily Mail:
Could this $300 billion 'space mushroom' replace the ISS? Giant rotating station would create artificial gravity for astronauts

Daily Mail:
For high-flyers only! Gold trim, white leather and a cruising speed of 178mph... the deluxe helicopter on sale for $15MILLION

Air & Space Magazine:
Model Airplanes for Fun and Profit

Popular Science:
Police In India Get Drones Armed With Pepper Spray

Popular Science:
Air Force's Reaper Sinks Boat For First Time

Popular Science:
Congress Pressures Air Force To Finish Its Cyber Missile

Jalopnik:
This Is A Plane That's Refueling A Helicopter That's Carrying A Hummer

Jalopnik:
This Is The Best Military Aviation Shot You Have Seen For A Long Time

Jalopnik:
The US Just Held Long-Range Bomber Drills Over An Area Russia Wants

The Aviationist:
Is this China's next generation stealth fighter bomber?

Jalopnik:
The Amazing OV-10 Bronco Was Never Allowed To Meet Its Full Potential

Gizmodo:
Matchstick Rockets Captured at 2,500 fps Look Like Tiny ICBMs

Gizmodo:
For 50 Years Now, the U.S. Has Had a Nuclear Reactor Orbiting in Space

Daily Mail:
Don't forget to shut the door! Bloodstained checklist for astronauts performing the first US spacewalk set to fetch $120,000

Scientific American:
Watch the First Artificial Gravity Experiment

Universe Today:
13 MORE Things That Saved Apollo 13

Universe Today:
13 MORE Things That Saved Apollo 13, part 1: The Failed Oxygen Quantity Sensor

Jalopnik:
Aggressor Air Controller's Display Clearly Shows Aircraft Over Area 51

April 9, 2015

Daily Mail:
Origins of Russian fireball found: Scientists say meteor had a 'disturbingly similar' orbit to potentially hazardous asteroid

Spaceflight Now:
What to do with the final Delta 2 rocket?

Spaceflight Now:
Blue Origin's sub-orbital 'New Shepard' poised for test flights

Spaceflight Insider:
Expedition 43 crew prepare to welcome a Dragon

Daily Mail:
Nasa reveals plan to send spacecraft into the upper atmosphere of the SUN for first time

Discovery News:
Collision With Earth's 'Little Sister' Created The Moon

Space Daily:
Planned Maneuver Further Extends MESSENGER Orbital Operations

Daily Mail:
How DID the moon form? Mystery deepens as two studies provide totally different theories for how Earth's satellite was born

Discovery News:
Buried Mars Glaciers Are Brimming With Water

Space Daily:
Life Needs An Atmosphere, But How Much Is Too Much

Discovery News:
Chemistry For Life Discovered Around Baby Star

April 8, 2015

Blastr:
Check out this insane invasion of 22 vintage UFO magazines that wanted you to believe

Daily Mail:
The billionaire space battle: Jeff Bezos' rocket company to blast off with first suborbital test flights this year in bid to take on Elon Musk's SpaceX

Spaceflight Now:
Diverse destinations considered for new interplanetary probe

Sputnik News:
Glacial Belts of Water Ice Found on Mars

Spaceflight Now:
Rosetta probe disoriented by comet dust

Space Daily:
Dawn orbiting high over the night side of Ceres

Discovery News:
Cassini Captures Stunning View Of Saturn's Weird 2-Faced Moon

Space Daily:
Europa's Elusive Water Plume Paints Grim Picture For Life

Discovery News:
ALMA Captures Ancient Galaxy's Near-Perfect Einstein Ring

Space.com:
How Alien Planets Can Change Each Other's Habitability Over Eons

Space.com:
Search for Alien Life Should 'Follow the Methane,' Scientists Say

Universe Today:
Beyond "Fermi's Paradox" I: A Lunchtime Conversation- Enrico Fermi and Extraterrestrial Intelligence

April 7, 2015

Spaceflight Now:
Launch of BepiColombo mission to Mercury slips to 2017

Smithsonian Magazine:
Why the ESA's Astronauts Train Underground

Daily Mail:
Robo-spiders in space: Radical new robots can spin 'webs' in orbit to build spacecraft

IEEE Spectrum:
Quantifying the Risk of Damage to Integrated Circuits in Space

Space.com:
Pluto Weather Forecast: Probe Likely to Find It Gusty and Gassy

Space.com:
Earth's 'Alien' Creatures May Reveal Clues About Extraterrestrial Life

April 6, 2015

Seattle Post Intelligencer:
Follow-up: Who was the FBI's man behind the Maury Island UFO incident?

New Scientist:
Alien FAQ: 6 questions about strange cosmic radio bursts

Sarasota Herald-Tribune - De Void:
Time wows us again

Daily Mail:
Red sky at night! Blood Moon cast a scarlet hue across the night sky in shortest lunar eclipse this century

Space.com:
Strange 'Hollows' on Mercury Revealed by NASA Probe as Mission End Nears

Discovery News:
Curiosity Has Hit A Martian Mineral Jackpot

Space Daily:
Curiosity Sniffs Out History of Martian Atmosphere

Space Daily:
Warm or cold? Mars' history takes a watery new twist

Popular Science:
Visit The Asteroid Vesta Without Leaving Your Home

Discovery News:
Rosetta Gets Confused By Rough Comet 'Weather'

Scientific American:
Jupiter, Destroyer of Worlds, May Have Paved the Way for Earth

Gizmodo:
A Moon Of Saturn Has Its Moment In The Sun In This Stunning Ringscape

Spaceflight Insider:
Our SpaceFlight Heritage: Virgil I. 'Gus' Grissom - After Shepard, before Glenn

WEEKEND EDITION: April 4 through April 5, 2015

Universe Today:
Will the Universe Run Out Of Energy?

Popular Science:
3 Ways To Make A Star On Earth

Daily Mail:
The Tricorder is here: Gadget that works with a phone to study the chemical makeup of ANY object will be released in June

IEEE Spectrum:
RoboGames: The World's Largest Robot Competition Is Back

Daily Mail:
Take a virtual drive through the 32 acre fake city being built in Michigan to test self driving cars - where even the pedestrians are mechanical

Popular Science:
Most Of The Web Is Invisible To Google. Here's What It Contains

Daily Mail:
Now you can play Pac-Man on GOOGLE MAPS: Search engine transforms streets into a giant version of 1980s Atari game

Daily Mail:
Storm in an ash cloud: Electrifying shots of Mexican volcanic eruption show lightning bolts striking inside its ash plume

Daily Mail:
The werewolf of the plant world: Conifer cousin waits for full moon to produce nectar to seduce pollinating insects

Daily Mail:
Is this Nessie's ancestor? Fossil of beast that lived in Loch Ness 360 million years ago may be distant - and much smaller - relative

Daily Mail:
Ancient lobster with six claws and FOUR eyes unearthed: Fossil reveals the predator prowled oceans 500 million years ago

Daily Mail:
The 75ft dinosaur that weighed more than NINE elephants: Monstrous new species that roamed planet 100million years ago is discovered in Siberia

Daily Mail:
The 75ft dinosaur that weighed more than NINE elephants: Monstrous new species that roamed planet 100million years ago is discovered in Siberia

Daily Mail:
Beauty of ancient shells unmasked: Fossilised snails revealed in all their glory after 6.5 million years thanks to UV light

Daily Mail:
Songbird's 'impossible' 1,700-mile flight: Tracking of blackpoll warbler proves it really can cross continents without stopping for food or rest

Daily Mail:
Did monkey business shape society? Crested black macaque reveal how human social structures evolved

Smithsonian Magazine:
Elephants Have Male Bonding Rituals, Too

Daily Mail:
When Little Foot walked the Earth with Lucy: 3.7 million year old fossil sheds new light on early human forerunners

Gizmodo:
After 150,000 Years in a Cave, a Neanderthal Skull Looks Like This

Daily Mail:
Our ancestors DIDN'T grunt and mumble: Scientist says early human speech evolved rapidly into complex sentences

Daily Mail:
Did Neanderthals HEAR the world differently? Extinct relative's ear bone is unlike our own, study reveals

Daily Mail:
Is this hillside hiding the world's oldest pyramid? Ancient structure in Indonesia could be up to 20,000 years old

Daily Mail:
Mystery of the Red Lady of El Miron: 19,000-year-old bones stained in sparkling 'blood-like' paint baffle archaeologists

Daily Mail:
Did Stone Age humans 'DEFLESH' their dead? Marks on 7,000 year old human bones hint at ritual burial

Daily Mail:
Ancient beer kegs unearthed in Israel: 5,000-year-old Egyptian stone vessels contained fruit-flavoured brew

Live Science:
Shocking Discovery: Egypt's 'Mona Lisa' May Be a Fake

The History Blog:
Pharaoh Senebkay died a violent death in battle

Daily Mail:
Medieval potion made from onions, garlic, wine and bile from a cow's stomach 'can kill hospital superbugs'

Ancient Origins:
Together for two millennia: Iron Age burial containing father and son weavers unearthed in Scotland

The History Blog:
Trajan's Column up close and in stop-motion

Daily Mail:
Is another of Britain's medieval monarchs about to be dug up? Archaeologists to dig for King Stephen - grandson of William the Conqueror - under a school playing field

Ancient Origins:
Ancient tablets reveal whole family underwent Sallekhana, ritual fasting unto death

Smithsonian Magazine:
Isaac Newton's Laundry List of Sin

Ancient Origins:
The Mentor Shipwreck and the Disastrous Journey of the Parthenon Marbles to Britain

Smithsonian Magazine:
Where to See the Fabled Faberge Imperial Easter Eggs

Smithsonian Magazine:
A Racing Car Built in 1910 Roars to Life Once More

Daily Mail:
Frozen in time: Haunting never-before-seen pictures of Captain Scott's doomed expedition team setting off on their South Pole mission revealed

The History Blog:
Mithras tauroctony, Picasso painting found in Italy

Daily Mail:
From the castle that inspired Walt Disney to a glowing beach in the Maldives: The world's best fairy-tale destinations to feel like a real-life Cinderella

Gizmodo:
This Giant Rolling, Walking Bike Can Probably Tackle Any Terrain

Gizmag:
Six "million dollar cars" sold at Bonhams' Mercedes-Benz Museum Stuttgart auction

Gizmag:
History that Moves: Automotive excellence through the ages

io9:
Behind-The-Scenes Videos Show How Iconic Movie Special Effects Were Made

Smithsonian Magazine:
Inside Los Angeles's Strangest Museum

Gizmodo:
The Fake Places That Only Exist to Catch Copycat Mapmakers

April 3, 2015

Universe Today:
Adventures in Satspotting: Why Are Different Orbits Needed for Satellites?

Daily Mail:
Could we get to Mars in 39 DAYS? Nasa selects companies to develop super fast deep-space engine

Daily Mail:
A mobile home at 28,000 FEET: Round-the-world Solar Impulse pilots reveal the realities of spending up to five days at a time inside their cramped cockpit

Daily Mail:
Lightning jets that can't fly through lightning: Fears new £100m RAF fighter's fuel tanks could explode if struck by a bolt

Jalopnik:
Infrared Search And Track Systems And The Future Of The US Fighter Force

Daily Mail:
Helmet that allows pilots to see THROUGH the plane: Airmen in new $1trillion F-35 fighter will see the ground thanks to $400,000 piece of headgear

Daily Mail:
The ultimate window seat! Airbus files patent for interactive plane windows so passengers can tap and learn about sights below

Sputnik News:
Six Million Euros for Freedom: Russia Unveils Flying House Project

Gizmodo:
It's Almost Impossible To Tell This Butterfly Is Actually a Robot

Gizmodo:
A Flying Star Destroyer Drone Looks Terrifying As It Descends From Above

Daily Mail:
As shepherds watched their flocks by flight: Amazing footage shows how sheep are herded using a DRONE

Gizmag:
Quadcopter converted into balloon-hunting Laser Drone

Popular Science:
South Korea Gets Ready For Drone-On-Drone Warfare With North Korea

Popular Science:
The Navy Is Making A Flying, Swimming, Submarine-Hunting Duck Drone

Gizmag:
Elytron 2S tiltrotor demonstrator airframe completed

Jalopnik:
Watch VP-5 "Mad Foxes" Put Their New P-8A Poseidons To Work

Jalopnik:
This T-33 Named "Ace Maker" Almost Gave Me A Buzz Cut

The Aviationist:
Russian Tu-22 bomber scares NATO air defenses flying at supersonic speed over the Baltic Sea for the first time

The Aviationist:
A quick look at why the F-16N was the best plane to simulate soviet "bandits" in adversary missions

Jalopnik:
The Touch-Roll-Touch Was One Of The Craziest Maneuvers Done In A Fighter

Space.com:
SpaceShipOne 'Lands' on Smithsonian Floor as Museum Renovates Hall

Jalopnik:
Confessions Of A US Navy EA-18G Growler Electronic Warfare Officer

Machine Design:
Supersonic Flight: Overcoming the Sonic Boom

Gizmodo:
The restored HD video of the Atlas missile explosion is amazing to watch

io9:
Some Of The Strangest Flying Machines Ever Built

April 2, 2015

Daily Mail:
Easter 'blood moon' approaches: Third lunar eclipse of the year set to make the night sky glow red this weekend

Universe Today:
Don't Blink! April 4th Lunar Eclipse Shortest of the Century

Space.com:
First Total Lunar Eclipse of 2015 on Saturday: A Skywatching Guide

Spaceflight Now:
Rockot launcher deploys Russian data relay satellites

Spaceflight Now:
SpaceX cargo launch now set for April 13

Discovery News:
We're Planning to Shoot an Asteroid to See What Happens

Space.com:
Lunar Lava Tubes Might Make Underground Moon Cities Possible

Space Daily:
Flash Reformatted and Marathon Completed

Space.com:
Ancient Mars May Have Had Slow-Moving Monster Waves

Daily Mail:
Rosetta prepares for daring swoop through 67P's icy jets to find out what the comet is made of

Daily Mail:
Rosetta reveals incredible images of comet 67P after flyby - and shares unseen snaps of Earth and Mars during epic 10-year journey

Universe Today:
Seeking Ceres: Following the Brave New World Through 2015

Discovery News:
Secret Recipe Book For Cooking Jupiters Revealed

Space Daily:
New Horizons Sampling 'Space Weather' on Approach to Pluto

Daily Mail:
The fault in our stars: Chart reveals how the Big Dipper will become the BIG DUCK in 100,000 years as we travel through the Milky Way

Sarasota Herald-Tribune - De Void:
Confronting the triangles

April 1, 2015

Daily Mail:
Are these mystery radio bursts messages from ALIENS? Study finds freak frequencies from outside the Milky Way ALL form unexplained multiples of 187.5

New Scientist:
Is this ET? Mystery of strange radio bursts from space

Space Daily:
U.S. Air Force tests Minuteman III missiles

Spaceflight Insider:
Era of the 'Mini Shuttle' picks up speed with Chinese flight of Yuanzheng-1

Sputnik News:
Russian Cosmonauts Take Tablet Computer Into Space on Latest Soyuz Mission

New Scientist:
The moon's got two tails - and its friends might too

KPIX:
Fireball Streaks Over Bay Area, Beginning Annual 'Fireball Season' Of Meteors

March 31, 2015

Spaceflight Now:
Mysterious mini spaceplane the next Atlas 5 payload

Spaceflight Now:
Chinese navigation system enters new phase with successful launch

Spaceflight Insider:
ESA's IXV spaceplane test flight a complete success, says the spacecraft operations manager

Spaceflight Insider:
New explanation for Mercury's dark surface

Space.com:
NASA Mercury Probe Trying to Survive for Another Month

Space.com:
NASA's Opportunity Rover Suffers More Amnesia on Mars

io9:
Stunning New Images Of Rhea Herald More Photos Of Saturn's Icy Moons

Scientific American:
The Space Station Gets an Espresso Maker

March 30, 2015

New York Times:
A Successful Launch to the International Space Station

Malaysia Star:
Soyuz spacecraft docks at ISS for year-long mission

Spaceflight Now:
Kelly, Kornienko braced for marathon mission

Spaceflight Now:
Space station crewmen head off on 342-day mission

Spaceflight Now:
Photos: Fiery start to marathon space mission

Discovery News:
Russia to Build New Space Station With NASA

Engadget:
NASA is working with Russia on a new space station (update: not quite)

Gizmodo:
Russia's Soyuz Spacecraft Looks Fantastic as It Prepares to Launch

Spaceflight Now:
Look back at Friday's Soyuz launch from the Amazon

Sputnik News:
Eye in the Sky: Japan Launches Spy Satellite Into Orbit

Spaceflight Now:
South Korean satellite launched by Dnepr rocket

Spaceflight Insider:
NASA's "flying saucer" prepares for another spin

Discovery News:
Mars Rover Landing Zone Scars Have Curiously Darkened

Sputnik News:
Scientists Locate Perfect Spot for Mars Mission Seeking Alien Life

New Scientist:
Planet or not, Ceres rocks

National Geographic:
Bizarre Bulge Found on Ganymede, Solar System's Largest Moon

Space Daily:
A new spin on Saturn's peculiar rotation

Daily Mail:
Two Earth-like planets could be hiding close to our solar system - and scientists say there may be other watery worlds nearby

National Geographic:
17th-Century Astronomers May Have Watched Stars Collide

WEEKEND EDITION: March 28 through March 29, 2015

io9:
The 9 Weirdest Implications Of The Many Worlds Interpretation

Live Science:
Proving Einstein Wrong with 'Spooky' Quantum Experiment

Stuff NZ:
Cern scientists to explore existence of parallel universes

Universe Today:
Is the Universe Finite or Infinite?

IEEE Spectrum:
Sawyer: Rethink Robotics Unveils New Robot

Stuff NZ:
Japanese robot aims at giant leap for 'rabbit'-kind

Space Daily:
Snake robots learn to turn by following the lead of real sidewinders

IEEE Spectrum:
Ollie the Baby Otter Is a Therapy Robot That's Actually Affordable

IEEE Spectrum:
Universal Robots UR3 Arm Is Small and Nimble, Helps to Build Copies of Itself

Daily Mail:
The US Navy's 'ghost hunter' revealed: Robo-boat set to track down silent enemy submarines for months at a time

Daily Mail:
Boeing patent reveals plans for Star Trek-style FORCE FIELD: Device would protect vehicles and buildings from explosion shockwaves

Daily Mail:
New layer discovered in Earth's mantle: 'Superviscous' region that is five quintillion times thicker than peanut butter found

Daily Mail:
It takes 38 minutes to fall through the centre of the Earth: Journey is four minutes faster than thought due to changes in density

Daily Mail:
'Super salamander' the size of a CAR unearthed: Amphibian dominated lakes and rivers 200 million years ago

Daily Mail:
The living fossil: Chinese park ranger captures incredibly rare giant salamander that roamed the earth 170million years ago

Scientific American:
Fact or Fiction?: Dark Matter Killed the Dinosaurs

Daily Mail:
Giant prehistoric deer lived on for 2,000 years after 'extinction': Population of Irish elk thrived in Siberia after the Ice Age

Daily Mail:
Return of the woolly mammoth: Scientists take giant step towards recreating extinct beast after inserting 14 genes into elephants

io9:
Two Invasive Termite Species Join Forces To Wreak Havoc In Florida

National Geographic:
Beyond the Car-Size Stingray: Five Cool Facts About Rays and Skates

Daily Mail:
The beavers are free! First wild family in England for 800 years is released back into the River Otter

Populr Science:
China's Endangered 'Magic Rabbit' Photographed For The First Time In 20 Years

io9:
7 Real Life Forms That People Once Believed Were Hoaxes

National Geographic:
How a Wolf Named Romeo Won Hearts in an Alaska Suburb

Daily Mail:
Early humans 'came in a range of shapes and sizes': Fossils reveal the bodies of our ancestors diversified sooner than first thought

Daily Mail:
The 'father of humanity' lived 239,000 years ago: Landmark DNA study in Iceland reveals new insights into evolution and disease

Daily Mail:
Did prehistoric hunters POISON their spears? Stone-tipped weapons may have been coated with toxic plant extracts up to 30,000 years ago

Ancient Origins:
Varna Man and the Wealthiest Grave of the 5th Millennium BC

National Geographic:
Why Is Confucius Still Relevant Today? His Sound Bites Hold Up

Ancient Origins:
Temple in ancient city of Odessus reveals Greek Goddess Aphrodite was worshipped by Thracians

Ancient Origins:
Excellently preserved, complete crossbow from 2,200 years ago found at Terracotta Warrior site

New York Times:
Undoing the Ruins Once Wrought by Vesuvius

Daily Mail:
Inside Pompeii's Villa of Mysteries: Historic site featuring beautiful frescoes is restored and re-opened amid EU funding threat

Gizmodo:
The First Brand Manager Was a 1st Century Roman Glassblower

National Geographic:
Massive Underground City Found in Cappadocia Region of Turkey

Daily Mail:
Prototype US penny sold for $1.175million to anonymous bidder during auction

Gizmodo:
This Lost Map Changed How We Saw the World

Daily Mail:
A photo tour of the golden age of cruising: Pictures from the Cunard archive reveal the VERY glamorous world of ocean liners as company celebrates its 175th anniversary

Smithsonian Magazine:
This is the Carriage That Took Lincoln on his Fateful Trip to Ford's Theatre

io9:
This Expedition Helped Decide The Location Of The Panama Canal

Gizmodo:
Barbed Wire's Dark, Deadly History

Smithsonian Magazine:
The Brief History of "Americanitis"

Gizmodo:
A Custody Battle Is Raging Over the Contents of This 1894 Time Capsule"

Daily Mail:
America's first supermodel: Evelyn Nesbit, born in 1884, was the most sought-after 'It girl' in the 20th century

Daily Mail:
Dogs of war: Previously unseen photographs show British and German soldiers posing up with their pets in WW1 France

National Geographic:
How Good Old American Marketing Saved the National Parks

Daily Mail:
Hidden in the depths of the Argentine jungle, secret Nazi bolthole for fleeing war criminals

The History Blog:
Kill the wabbit! Kill the wabbit! Kill the wabbit!

IEEE Spectrum:
1964 Ad Flashback: When Analog Computers Walked the Earth

io9:
How To Fight Fire With Nuclear Bombs

The Atlantic:
A Brief History of the ATM

io9:
Hilarious TV Ads From The Dawn Of The Home Computer Era

The Atlantic:
It's Not Easy Being Scientology

Gizmodo:
Missing Restricted Military Gear Keeps Popping Up for Sale on eBay

Gizmodo:
These Are the Most Beautiful Science Labs in the World

National Geographic:
Moscow: Opulent, Overwhelming, and Pulsing With Power

Gizmag:
Ambitious plan unveiled to create new Egyptian capital

Gizmag:
Jet Capsule's Reptile flies on the sea at 50 knots

Gizmag:
Trefecta DRT: The $25K high-tech, military-grade electric super bike

Gizmag:
World Records galore at E.J. Cole Collection Motorcycle Auction

Gizmodo:
This human hamster wheel is like its own personal roller coaster

March 27, 2015

Daily Mail:
Don't panic! 'Potentially hazardous' asteroid is hurtling towards Earth - but experts say it will miss the planet by 2.8 million miles

Sputnik News:
US Prepares for Space Warfare, Citing Chinese Success

Gizmag:
Construction begins on Space Fence radar system

Stuff NZ:
Nasa launches super pressure balloon at Wanaka

Daily Mail:
Facebook reveals its internet drones will be as big as a 737 but weigh as much as a car - and have already been flown in the UK

Gizmag:
Air Shepherd drones keep a watchful eye over endangered species

Daily Mail:
Don't get into a flap! Roboticists create flying drones that mimic the exact movement and shape of bird wings

Gizmodo:
Pilot scares his friends in insane acrobatic flight

The Aviationist:
Watch a U.S. Marine Corps KC-130J refuel two F-35B Joint Strike Fighters

The Aviationist:
Watch a B-1 Lancer bomber buzz photographers on take off from Al Udeid airbase

The Aviationist:
Stunning HD video: flying the Russian Su-34 Fullback bomber

Jalopnik:
These Are The Amazing Planes Of This Year's Red Flag Aerial War Games

Spaceflight Insider:
Melbourne Air & Space Show rocks Florida's Space Coast

Daily Mail:
Revealed: Russia's new supersonic bomber can outrun Britain's best fighter jet... and Putin could soon send them OUR way

Daily Mail:
Now THAT'S a remote controlled plane: Boeing shows off pilotless F-16 fighter jet set to be used as flying target in war games

Daily Mail:
The future of war or a flight of fancy? Giant Russian plane is designed to carry tanks to combat zones at supersonic speeds

The Atlantic:
NASA Went to Space and All Humans Got Was This Acne Treatment

Air & Space Magazine:
One Airman's Trash...

Gizmodo:
This Is How NASA Tests Spacesuits Ahead of Missions

Gizmag:
The Gemini program: 50 years on

Gizmodo:
We Is Here! Relive The Last Moon Mission In Its Entirety

March 26, 2015

Annapolis County Spectator:
Bright meteor lights up western Nova Scotia skies

Global News Canada:
WATCH: Meteor lights up sky over Halifax

Spaceflight Now:
Soyuz primed to launch veteran space station crew

New Scientist:
First year-long stay on the ISS about to begin

Space.com:
A Year in Space: The Science Behind the Epic Space Station Voyage

io9:
How To Fly A Spaceship To The ISS: Orbital Mechanics And A Fancy Stick

Spaceflight Now:
NASA opts to grab a boulder, not the whole asteroid

Gizmag:
Precision planetary lander technology tested by NASA

New Scientist:
NASA's Curiosity rover finds fatty acids on Mars

New Scientist:
Dwarf planet Ceres might have right stuff for life

Popular Science:
Why Are There No Close-Ups Of Ceres Yet?

Astrobiology Magazine:
Explosions of Jupiter's aurora linked to extraordinary planet-moon interaction

Gizmodo:
Why the Length of Saturn's Day Is So Hard to Measure

Discovery News:
Length Of Saturn's Day Measured Like Never Before

Daily Mail:
Putin's $5bn race to reach Mars: First look inside vast Siberian base from which Russia hopes to beat the US to the red planet

Universe Today:
Using 19th Century Technology to Time Travel to the Stars

Discovery News:
The Hunt For Alien Intelligence Is Going Infrared

Daily Mail:
Could we detect aliens travelling at close to light speed? Engineers reveal how current technology can spot interstellar spacecraft

March 25, 2015

Daily Mail:
The race to find Philae: Mission chief reveals there's a '50:50' chance at the next attempt - but time is running out before the comet drifts away from the sun

Spaceflight Now:
Photos: Soyuz rocket transferred to jungle launch pad

Space Daily:
China completes second test on new carrier rocket's power system

Spaceflight Insider:
Vostochny report part 1: All the right people

Spaceflight Insider:
Vostochny report part 2: Into the darkness

Daily Mail:
Think packing for your holiday is bad? Nasa astronaut reveals what he is taking for a YEAR in space - and says his 'superhero utility belt' is key

Discovery News:
Rover Opportunity Reformatted To Continue Conquering Mars

Daily Mail:
The first marathon on Mars: Nasa's Opportunity rover completes milestone on red planet (although it did take 11 YEARS)

Discovery News:
Nitrogen: Yet Another Building Block For Life Found On Mars

Space Daily:
Our Solar System May Have Once Harbored Super-Earths

March 24, 2015

The Plymouth Herald:
Strange case of the World War One UFOs unearthed by Plymouth author

The Inquisitr:
Historic UFO Sighting: Retired Police Officer Still Haunted By 'Boxcar' Size Object 48 Years Later

Hillsdale Collegian:
UFO: In 1966, Hillsdale had its own close encounter

Lodi News:
Local retiree traces reported UFO landing in 1896 Lodi

Spaceflight Now:
Soyuz launch double-header set for Friday

Discovery News:
Ancient Doomsday Asteroid Impact Found in Australia

Daily Mail:
Australia's big bang! Scientists confirm two giant craters in the desert are the planet's biggest asteroid impact zone... and may have helped cause the extinction of the dinosaurs

Daily Mail:
The moon volcano that blasted an area the size of SCOTLAND: Huge eruption 3.5 billion years ago is mapped

Discovery News:
Jupiter May Have Killed Solar System's Baby Super-Earths

Space Daily:
Titan's Atmosphere Created As Gases Escaped Core

Discovery News:
After Pluto, Where Will NASA's New Horizons Go?

Daily Mail:
Are orphan planets more common than we thought? Drifting worlds may be common thanks to 'mother' clouds of dust and gas

Daily Mail:
Is the universe on the brink of collapse? Study says catastrophic event is 'imminent' (but don't worry - that still means we have tens of billions of years left)

Spaceflight Insider:
Our SpaceFlight Heritage: 50 years since the launch of Gemini 3

Collect Space:
Gemini 3 and the first (contraband) corned beef sandwich in space 50 years ago

March 23, 2015

Red Orbit:
Look up! Peak fireball season is next few weeks

Gizmodo:
The best solar eclipse videos

New Scientist:
Awesome photos from Europe's biggest solar eclipse

Daily Mail:
Did easyJet flight from Manchester get the best view of eclipse? Passengers witness this extraordinary sight from their seats

Spaceflight Now:
Proton rocket launches with Russian telecom satellite

Spaceflight Now:
Delta 4-Heavy selected for launch of solar probe

Spaceflight Insider:
ESA's CHEOPS satellite: the pharaoh of exoplanet hunting

Science Magazine:
Lopsided ice on the moon points to past shift in poles

Astrobiology Magazine:
Extent of moon's giant volcanic eruption is revealed

Daily Mail:
Man UNDER the moon: Humans could live in lava tunnels underneath the lunar surface, new study finds

Space Daily:
Could Water Have Carved Channels On Mars Half A Million Years Ago?

Space Daily:
MARSDROP Microprobes Could Expand Spacecraft Mission Capabilities

Discovery News:
Rosetta's Comet May Be Made Of Pebbles

Space.com:
Rosetta Spacecraft Makes Nitrogen Discovery on Comet

Daily Mail:
Mysterious crystal with 'forbidden symmetry' found in 4.5 billion-year-old meteorite formed at start of the solar system

WEEKEND EDITION: March 21 through March 22, 2015

Daily Mail:
Will the Large Hadron Collider find a parallel universe? Particle smasher could become a gateway to alternate realities, say scientists

Gizmodo:
Did We Really See Light Acting as a Particle and a Wave at Once?

Daily Mail:
That's robo-abuse! Researchers test their new two legged 'giant chicken' robot by throwing dodgeballs at it

Daily Mail:
Clever or just plain creepy? iCub robot has a sense of self, displays six emotions and responds to being touched

Gizmodo:
There's an Incredibly Complex Clock Inside This Miniature Mechanical Man

Smithsonian Magazine:
A Special Facility in England Keeps the World's Chocolate Safe

Stuff NZ:
Cyclone Pam: Science of the storms

io9:
This Is What It Would Be Like To Dig To The Center Of The Earth

Smithsonian Magazine:
Every Year Spring Gets 30 Seconds Shorter

Gizmodo:
The Tastiest Berries That Grow Wild In North America

Daily Mail:
The crocodile that hunted on TWO legs: Fearsome 9-foot-long predator terrorised world millions of years before the dinosaurs

Smithsonian Magazine:
Before There Were Crocodiles, There Was the "Carolina Butcher"

Daily Mail:
Solved: The mystery of the 'strangest animals ever discovered' that even baffled Charles Darwin

National Geographic:
Asian "Fortune-Teller" Spider Found in U.S. for First Time

National Geographic:
New Titi Monkey Found: Fire-Tailed, With Sideburns

Stuff NZ:
Niwa discovers weird and wonderful new creatures

Live Science:
Hear That? Orangutans Use Hands to Amplify Calls

io9:
Why Whale Songs Are Still One Of Science's Greatest Mysteries

Smithsonian Magazine:
Finally, the Beauty of France's Chauvet Cave Makes its Grand Public Debut

Archaeology Magazine:
Neolithic Europe's Remote Heart

Daily Mail:
Are the ruins of the lost city of Atlantis on LAND? Ancient civilisation was destroyed by tsunami and remains are 'hiding in plain sight' in Morocco, expert claims

Daily Mail:
Are the WELSH the truest Brits? English genomes share German and French DNA - while Romans and Vikings left no trace

Ancient Origins:
Varna Man and the Wealthiest Grave of the 5th Millennium BC

Daily Mail:
Discovered: The 2,200-year-old crossbow almost twice as powerful as a modern day assault rifle which could hold the secret of the Terracotta Warrior emperor's success

Ancient Origins:
The precious remains of Akrotiri, an ancient city obliterated in the great eruption of Thera

Daily Mail:
Is this the FIRST ever Roman fort? Camp used to fight pirates 2,000 years ago could reveal secrets to the Empire's success

Daily Mail:
Now THAT'S a heavy tax bill! Ancient Egyptian receipt suggests coins weighing 220lbs would have been needed to pay duty

National Geographic:
Gold Looted From Ancient Empire Returned to Romania

Smithsonian Magazine:
Rome's Very Short Street With a Long, Magnificent History

Ancient Origins:
Residents upset with greedy elites burned Teotihuacan

Daily Mail:
Mysterious ring reveals the Vikings' reach: Purple stone found in 9th century grave is inscribed 'for Allah' showing warriors traded with Islamic civilisations

The History Blog:
Ring with Arabic inscription found in Viking grave

io9:
Here's How This Ancient Mayan Pyramid Makes Bird Calls

io9:
8 Short-Lived Religious Manias That We're Lucky Didn't Stick Around

The History Blog:
From Ming China to Persian princess to Shah Jahan to Sotheby's

Daily Mail:
Meet the ORIGINAL fashion blogger, a flamboyant 16th century accountant who painted his outfits for 40 years... and published them in world's first style book

Ancient Origins:
The Ancient, Fortified Ksar of Ait-Ben-Haddou Awaits the Return of Desert Traders

Daily Mail:
Remains discovered in Madrid chapel ARE those of Don Quixote author Cervantes: Archaeologists solve mystery of writer's resting place after bones vanished in 1673

Smithsonian Magazine:
The Marquis de Lafayette Sails Again

Ancient Origins:
Juana Maria, the Lone Woman of San Nicolas Island

The History Blog:
Ice divers to return to Erebus in April

The History Blog:
"A ship of war changed into an angel of mercy"

Daily Mail:
The gun used by Ruth Ellis, a Great Train Robber's liver salts and gallstones from a victim of the Acid Bath Murderer: Grisly secrets of Scotland Yard's 'Black Museum' to finally go on display

Smithsonian Magazine:
How an Early 19th Century Journalist Took Lincoln to Task for Travel Reimbursement

Smithsonian Magazine:
The Underappreciated and Forgotten Sites of the Civil War

Daily Mail:
Labor of love! French postman spends 33 years building impressive PALACE from pebbles collected on his route

Daily Mail:
Life of a Victorian adventuress: Incredible story of clergyman's daughter who braved malaria, floods and wars to trek across China

National Geographic:
Was There a Cover-Up After the Sinking of the 'Lusitania'?

San Fancisco Chronicle:
Ceremony marks stunt pilot Lincoln Beachey's death 100 years ago

Daily Mail:
The village which has burned for 99 years: Toxic fumes constantly fill the air and 250 houses were once swallowed up by the ground in four hours. But for these Indian families, this hell is home

io9:
These Historic American WWII Posters Haven't Been Seen Since 1954

Smithsonian Magazine:
Remembering the Astrodome, the Eighth Wonder of the World

San Fancisco Chronicle:
The hot rides we were driving 50 years ago

Gizmodo:
This 1982 JCPenney Catalog Is a Jackpot of '80s Toys and Electronics

Gizmag:
The E.J. Cole Collection auction preview – the most important motorcycle auction ever held

Gizmag:
In pictures: Concept cars of the 2015 Geneva Motor Show

Gizmag:
Amelia Island auctions: 23 cars sell for $1 million or more and a Ferrari 400 Superamerica makes the top 100 of all-time

Gizmag:
One-of-a-kind electric velomobile could be yours

Gizmodo:
How the Energy Grid Handles the Surge After a Solar Eclipse

The History Blog:
St. Patrick's Cathedral gates in salvage sale

Gizmodo:
These incredible aerial views of San Francisco are just jaw dropping

Smithsonian Magazine:
The 11 Most Endearing Small Streets Worth Visiting

Smithsonian Magazine:
See Street Art Around the World via Google

Gizmodo:
The tallest buildings on each continent throughout history, visualized

io9:
These Videos Take You Inside The World's Spookiest Underground Cities

Daily Mail:
Will YOU be safe when zombies attack? Interactive map reveals how the undead could spread across the US

March 20, 2015

New Scientist:
Eclipse 2015: Your guide to the solar spectacle

Daily Mail:
Where to watch the solar eclipse in the UK: Central and south west England to get the best views - but Northern Ireland might miss out

Discovery News:
Total Solar Eclipse To Dazzle Arctic Circle On Friday

Air & Space Magazine:
Watch Friday's Eclipse--From the Stratosphere

Daily Mail:
European Satellites to Watch Total Solar Eclipse from Space

Gizmodo:
Why Does The International Space Station Have Such A Weird Shape?

Space.com:
Lockheed's 'Jupiter' Space Tug Could Fly to Space Station, Moon and Beyond

Universe Today:
Helicopter Drones on Mars

Daily Mail:
The self driving car that can also FLY - and its inventors say a consumer version could be on the road (and in the air) by 2017

Popular Science:
F-35 Fighter Jets To Get Mysterious New 'Cyberpod' Cyberweapon

The Aviationist:
What's this new sensor exposed by video of a B-1 bomber refueling over Iraq?

Jalopnik:
Fly Along With The USAF's Elite Special Operations CV-22 Osprey Crews

The Aviationist:
All you need to know about the latest Red Flag, world's most realistic aerial exercise

Smithsonian Magazine:
It Was Only a Matter of Time: Drones Get Their Own Film Festival

Daily Mail:
The magnificent moment the last flying WWII Boeing B-29 Superfortress startled drivers by swooping over LA highway

The Aviationist:
Stunning HD video: flying the Russian Su-34 Fullback bomber

Jalopnik:
This Is How You Hand-Launch A U-2 Spy Plane After It Loses A Wheel

The Aviationist:
The amazing story of Bill Weaver: the Blackbird pilot who survived his SR-71 disintegration

Air & Space Magazine:
In 1957, Two Tiny Pellets Were the First Man-made Objects to Escape Earth's Gravity

Spaceflight Insider:
Our Spaceflight Heritage: 50 years of EVA, Alexei Leonov steps into the black

io9:
Airplanes Look Like Swarming Fireflies In These Mesmerizing Timelapses

March 19, 2015

Daily Mail:
What caused the mysterious silent flashes which lit up Russian sky? Weather experts say the lights 'cannot be natural' - and locals are baffled

WVEC:
More reports of ground shaking, sonic booms

Space.com:
China Outlines New Rockets, Space Station and Moon Plans

Sputnik News:
Replacing Russian Rocket Engine to Take 7 Years - US Air Force Official

Spaceflight Insider:
Next space station crew arrives in Baikonur, starts final training phase

Gizmag:
ESA successfully corrects sixth Galileo satellite's orbit

Stuff NZ:
Weather continues to delay NASA balloon launch

Spaceflight Now:
Photos: Next GPS satellite readied for launch

Daily Mail:
The moon's newest scar: Biggest explosion seen on lunar surface leaves giant crater

Scientific American:
Best Images Ever of Mercury's Scorched Surface

Scientific American:
Best Images Ever of Mercury's Scorched Surface [Slideshow]

Discovery News:
Mars Is Wrapped In A Weird Dust Cloud

New Scientist:
Weird aurora and dust cloud found on new Mars mission

Discovery News:
Ceres' Mystery Bright Spots May Be Ice Plumes

New Scientist:
Bright spots on Ceres could be water volcanoes

Discovery News:
Milky Way Flush With Habitable Planets

Scientific American:
Have we got Solar System Habitability Backwards?

New Scientist:
New Urbanist: Off-world colonies of the Canadian Arctic

Stuff NZ:
Mars: 5 reasons we haven't been there yet

The Atlantic:
A Brief History of Astronaut Fashion

The Guardian:
40 years and counting: the team behind Voyager's space odyssey

March 18, 2015

Discovery News:
Powerful Solar Storm Rips Into Earth's Magnetic Field

Spaceflight Now:
SpaceX puts off next Falcon 9 launch

Spaceflight Now:
Innovative satellites begin maneuvers with all-electric thrusters

Discovery News:
Leak In Curiosity's Wet Chemistry Test Finds Mars Organics

Discovery News:
Hidden Moon Crater Named After Amelia Earhart

Daily Mail:
Hubble's greatest hits revealed: Stunning images showcase how 25-year-old telescope is transforming our knowledge of space

The Atlantic:
When Oceans Disappear

March 17, 2015

Global News:
WATCH: Bright meteor lights up skies across parts of Europe

The Telegraph:
Dash cam footage: Fireball meteor spotted in skies over Switzerland and Austria

BBC News:
Meteor photographed from Loch Ness

Space Daily:
Roscosmos: Manned Flight to Mars Will Be Impossible Without Russia's Help

Space Daily:
Russia Plans to Start Moon Exploration Jointly With Partners

Space Daily:
Russia Plans to Adapt New Angara-5 Rocket for Flights to the Moon

Popular Science:
NASA Can Make 3 More Nuclear Batteries, And That's It

Spaceflight Now:
Europa Clipper concept team aims for launch in 2022

New Scientist:
#RosettaWatch: New clues about the origin of comet 67P

Discovery News:
Asteroid-Comet Hybrid Found With Surprise Ring System

Daily Mail:
Heavens above! It's the great eclipse: Next Friday morning, Britain will turn from day to night for the first time this century. Here's all you need to know

Universe Today:
A Complete Guide to the March 20th Total Solar Eclipse

Daily Mail:
A cosmic fluke? Asteroids hurtling towards Earth 185 million years apart hit the SAME spot, study claims

Air & Space Magazine:
A Meteorite Older than Earth Could Tell Us How Planets Were Made

March 16, 2015

Moline Dispatch:
Retired Moline officer recalls the day the UFO paid a call

Seattle Post Intelligencer:
Investigation of Maury Island UFO 'Incident' haunted by coincidence

KTVK:
Phoenix Lights shine again, celebrate 18 year anniversary

KGUN:
A look back at Phoenix Lights phenomenon

Spaceflight Now:
Recap story: Atlas 5 rocket launches NASA satellite quartet

Spaceflight Now:
Rocket-mounted cameras show Atlas rising into the night

Stuff NZ:
Cyclone keeps NASA balloon on ground

Discovery News:
China's Rover Reveals A Surprisingly Complex Moon

New Scientist:
Explosive eruptions rocked the youthful moon

Daily Mail:
The moon is like an ONION: China's Jade Rabbit rover finds layers under the lunar surface

Discovery News:
Curiosity Regains Use Of Arm, Recommences Mars Science

Daily Mail:
Explore MARS from your armchair: Incredibly detailed maps let you navigate the surface of the red planet to visit famous features

Spaceflight Now:
Rosetta begins listening for signs of life from comet lander

Scientific American:
Jupiter's Moon Ganymede Has Salty Ocean with More Water Than Earth

Discovery News:
Hubble Reveals Underground Ocean Inside Jupiter Moon

Discovery News:
DNews: The Hunt For Extraterrestrial Liquid Water Intensifies

Space.com:
'Sideways' Alien Earths May Still Be Able to Support Life

Scientific American:
Looking for Life In Our Soggy Solar System

Daily Mail:
Winter is coming! The stunning image that reveals Antarctica's first sunset of 2015 - and that 24 hour darkness is on the way

WEEKEND EDITION: March 14 through March 15, 2015

Scientific American:
Hopped-Up Particle Accelerator Poised to Venture into the Realm of Exotic Physics

Daily Mail:
Does the Higgs boson hold the secret to dark matter? Particle may disintegrate into elusive substance when smashed

IEEE Spectrum:
Physicists Find Hints of the Higgs in Superconductivity

io9:
These 17 Women Changed The Face Of Physics

Discovery News:
Take a Drone Ride into the Guts of an LHC Detector: Video

National Geographic:
Pi Day of the Century: Celebrating an Irrational Number

Smithsonian Magazine:
Indiana Almost Made Pi Equal to 3.2, and Other Pi Day Facts

The Atlantic:
Robot vs. Robot

Daily Mail:
The robocops fighting crime in the Congo: Towering solar-powered droids are helping traffic police - but how effective are they?

IEEE Spectrum:
ATRIAS Robot Gets Hit By Barrage of Dodgeballs

Gizmodo:
Why the Talking "Smart" Barbie Terrifies Parents

Popular Science:
60 Tons Of Cosmic Dust Fall To Earth Every Day

Science Magazine:
Oldest known sponge pushes back date for key split in animal evolution

Science Magazine:
Newly discovered sea creature was once the largest animal on Earth

Daily Mail:
Skull sheds light on transition from water to land: 360-million-year-old tetrapod may have looked similar to a modern crocodile

Daily Mail:
Tree of life rewritten: Evolutionary timeline looks more like a giant lollipop - and reveals new species appear every 2 million years

Daily Mail:
From a frilled shark to the frogfish, we're finding four new sea creatures every day: Scientists uncover 1,451 new species in the ocean in the past year alone

Science Magazine:
The secret to chameleon color change: Tiny crystals

Daily Mail:
Do male tigers play dad after all? Camera trap captures rare family portrait of Amur tiger couple with their three cubs in the wild

Daily Mail:
Man first learned to throw two million years ago: Change to collar bone and shoulders allowed human ancestors to use spears

Daily Mail:
Strange bodies of our ancestors revealed: 1.9 million-year-old pelvis suggests early humans had tiny hips and spindly legs

Daily Mail:
The first man-made landscape: Vast carpet of 500,000-year-old stone tools found littering cliff-top in Sahara desert

Daily Mail:
Lost tooth reveals details of 'Peking Man's' life: Ancient human ancestor gnawed on bones and nuts and lived into old age

Scientific American:
Neandertals Turned Eagle Talons into Jewelry 130,000 Years Ago

ABC Australia:
Teeth reveal humans were early rainforest-dwellers

The History Blog:
Agate tool found under ash layer 15,800 years old in Oregon

Ancient Origins:
Vast ancient underground city beneath Cappadocia being excavated

Daily Mail:
American archaeologists unearth stunning Egyptian tombs in Luxor featuring intricate and colorful murals unseen for thousands of years

Archaeology Magazine:
Seismic Shift

Daily Mail:
Did Bronze Age rulers flee their village because they foresaw their demise? Divination bones and stones found abandoned in Armenia

Live Science:
Mysterious Jade Artifact May Have Been Offering to Ancient Gods

The History Blog:
Unique Olmec jadeite corncob found in Mexico

Daily Mail:
Huge tomb of Celtic prince unearthed in France: 'Exceptional' 2,500-year-old burial chamber reveals stunning treasures

The History Blog:
Princely tomb from 5th c. B.C. found in France

The History Blog:
University at Buffalo rediscovers ancient coins after 80 years

Daily Mail:
Israel's cave of wonders: Silver coins and treasure dating back 2,300 years to Alexander the Great discovered

Daily Mail:
Amphipolis tomb mystery deepens: Burial chamber CAN'T belong to Alexander the Great as it was built after his death, expert claims

Archaeology Maggazine:
The Vikings in Ireland

Ancient Origins:
The Longest Poem Ever Written: Shahnameh - The Epic Book of Kings

Smithsonian Magazine:
Will the Leaning Tower of Pisa Ever Topple?

Ancient Origins:
The Life and Legend of the Aldworth Giants

The History Blog:
Durer's Arch of Maximilian I restored, on display

Ancient Origins:
Mountains of Silver: Tiny Bolivian village of Potosi was once the largest industrial mining complex in the world

io9:
Here's What Happens When You Screw With Isaac Newton

San Francisco Chronicle:
The stories behind San Francisco's street names

Smithsonian Magazine:
Who Was Edmund Pettus?

Daily Mail:
Life in the slums: First-hand account of East End life by author Jack London who disguised himself as a stranded sailor reveals 'chronic misery' of London's early-20th-century workhouses

Smithsonian Magazine:
On Occasions Like This, I Envy the Dead: The St. Francis Dam Disaster

Daily Mail:
EXCLUSIVE - A bitter rivalry with Amelia Earhart, a mixed-race marriage and a ban from flying because of her menstrual cycle: The incredible and utterly tragic story of 'Lady Icarus' - the first person to fly solo across Africa

Air & Space Magazine:
When Disney Went to War

Daily Mail:
How the Nazis bombed thousands of Germans – for TARGET PRACTICE: Uncovered classified documents reveal how Hitler used cities to test V-2 rockets

io9:
New Footage Shows Wreck Of Japanese Super Battleship Sunk In WWII

Air & Space Magazine:
The Deadliest Air Raid in History

io9:
Artists In Prison Once Created Functional Carnivals Made Of Toothpicks

Gizmodo:
The "Harvard Sentences" Secretly Shaped the Development of Audio Tech

Air & Space Magazine:
Airline Merger Wars

Smithsonian Magazine:
When Breathtaking Rock Billboards Dominated the Sunset Strip

The History Blog:
25th anniversary Gardner Museum theft virtual tour

Smithsonian Magazine:
India's Dying Well of Death

io9:
9 Historical Mysteries Solved By Astronomy

Gizmag:
In pictures: Performance cars and exotics of the 2015 Geneva Motor Show

Gizmodo:
Take The Intelligence Test That Thomas Edison Gave to Job Seekers

March 13, 2015

Discovery News:
Sun Triggers Radio Blackout After Monster X-Class Flare

Daily Mail:
Biggest solar flare of the year causes radio blackouts on Earth - and a geomagnetic storm is predicted for tomorrow

Spaceflight Now:
Soyuz lands in Kazakhstan, returning international crew home

Spaceflight Now:
Photos: Soyuz landing craft touches down in wintry Kazakhstan

Daily Mail:
Next stop, India! Solar Impulse 2 takes off from Oman with new pilot as it continues its epic five-month journey around the world powered only by the sun

IEEE Spectrum:
Solar Plane Finishes First Sea Crossing of Epic Journey

Gizmag:
Solar Impulse 2 sets distance record

Popular Science:
Welcome To The Inflatable Space Age

Daily Mail:
Does this balloon hold the key to finding ALIENS? Laser sensor could help detect signs of life on other planets

Daily Mail:
Dance of the satellites: Animation reveals perfectly choreographed orbits of Nasa crafts around Earth

Gizmag:
Insect-inspired eye may allow drones to navigate their environment more naturally

Gizmodo:
The Secret Service Is Flying Drones Over DC Late at Night

IEEE Spectrum:
What Might Happen If an Airliner Hit a Small Drone?

Air & Space Magazine:
Hellfire Meets Predator

Popular Science:
Boeing And Saab Give New Life (And New Bombs) To Aging Rockets

Gizmodo:
A Beginner's Guide to the Secret Language of Airport Runways

Gizmodo:
Spectacular video of F-18s in never-before-seen action

Jalopnik:
A B-1B "Bone" Night Launch Is An Otherworldly Experience

Gizmodo:
Cool video shows fighter jet takeoff from a completely new perspective

The Aviationist:
Here are some superb videos of Russian Mig-29K Fulcrum operations aboard aircraft carrier

Jalopnik:
This Super Hornet Squadron's New Cruise Video Is The Best One Yet

The Aviationist:
Watch a B-2 Spirit bomber refuel and then rotate dorsal fuel receptacle to achieve full stealthiness

Popular Science:
This Is The Vintage Plane Harrison Ford Crashed

San Francisco Chronicle:
The biggest aircraft in the world ready for flight tests

Gizmodo:
How Did Lunar Landers Relaunch When There's No Oxygen on the Moon?

March 12, 2015

Sputnik News:
Soyuz TMA-14M Undocks From ISS

Space.com:
US-Russian Space Station Crew Headed Back to Earth

ABC News:
What It's Like to Ride Inside Russia's Soyuz Spacecraft

Space Daily:
China's Space Laboratory Still Cloaked

Spaceflight Now:
Atlas 5 rolled to the pad for Thursday night's liftoff

New Scientist:
The spacecraft stack set to fly in pyramid formation

Daily Mail:
Watch Nasa test its thunderous Mars rocket booster for the first time - with temperatures hot enough to melt sand into glass

Spaceflight Now:
Powerful solid rocket motor fired in Utah

Spaceflight Insider:
QM-1 test fire turns Utah sand to glass in lead up to first flight of SLS

Universe Today:
Most Powerful Solid Rocket Booster Ignites in Milestone Test, Propelling NASA on Path to Deep Space

Space.com:
Test of World's Largest Solid Rocket Steeped in Space Shuttle History

Gizmag:
Engine running on frozen carbon dioxide may power mission to Mars

Space Daily:
Latest MESSENGER data includes new targeted mosaics of Mercury

Discovery News:
Earth-Based Radar Unveils Venus' Mysterious Surface

Science Magazine:
Martian canyons may have been carved by wind

Space Daily:
Mystery Giant Mars Plumes Still Unexplained

Spaceflight Insider:
Philae phone home: scientists will try to contact the comet lander on March 12

Scientific American:
First Active Hydrothermal System Found beyond Earth

New Scientist:
Undersea Jacuzzi may give life to Saturn's icy moon

Daily Mail:
Saturn's moon shows sign of life: Enceladus's underground oceans contain hydrothermal activity

Gizmodo:
The Dark Side of Another Moon

Spaceflight Now:
Pluto-bound probe tweaks its trajectory

Daily Mail:
Not so lonely after all! Incredible NINE dwarf galaxies discovered orbiting the Milky Way - and they could be 99% dark matter

9 News Australia:
'Sonic boom' from Perth meteorite probably to blame for hole in rural mechanic's roof

The Denver Post:
NASA: Fireball seen in Colorado sky was in fact a meteor

Mashable:
Mysterious 'bright green' fireball spotted over Colorado

March 11, 2015

Spaceflight Now:
Atlas 5 rocket cleared for rollout to launch pad

Spaceflight Now:
Atlas/MMS launch timeline

Space.com:
How 4 NASA Satellites Will Study Magnetic Fields of Earth & Sun (Infographic)

Space.com:
Satellite Quartet: NASA's Magnetospheric Multiscale Mission in Pictures

Spaceflight Now:
Space station crew ready to close out 167-day mission

Universe Today:
First Attempt to Contact Hibernating Philae Lander Will Be March 12

Universe Today:
Dust Whirls, Swirls and Twirls at Rosetta's Comet

Discovery News:
The Milky Way May Be 50 Percent Bigger Than Thought

Daily Mail:
Now THAT'S a shooting star! White dwarf breaks galactic speed record by travelling at 745 miles per SECOND

Daily Mail:
Alien moons could be more likely to host life than Earth-like planets, claims scientist

March 10, 2015

The Missoulian:
UFO streaking above Polson remains a mystery, decades later

The Guardian:
Look! Up in the sky! It's a meteor, says 81-year-old WA farmer

New Zealand Herald:
Meteor may have sparked Wanganui bush fires

Spaceflight Insider:
JAXA's Hayabusa 2 in "good health" en route to asteroid

Spaceflight Now:
Preview: Atlas 5 rocket to launch NASA magnetic field study

Universe Today:
World's Most Powerful Solid Booster Set for Space Launch System Test Firing on March 11

Space Daily:
Russian SAR-401 Space Robot Ready for the ISS

IEEE Spectrum:
NASA's Super Ball Bot Could Be the Best Design for Planetary Exploration

Daily Mail:
Indian Mars spacecraft snaps breathtaking images of the 'red' planet - including a dormant volcano and its tiny moon in orbit

Scientific American:
Saturn: A History [Slide Show]

Universe Today:
How Long Does It Take to Get to Pluto?

Gizmag:
MIT scientists develop method of detecting the presence of clouds on exoplanets

Daily Mail:
The planet with FOUR suns: 30 Ari B suggests quadruple-star worlds are much more common than we thought

Scientific American:
Scientists See Same Star Explode Four Times

Discovery News:
We Need To Cast A Wide Net In Search For Alien Life

March 9, 2015

Daily Mail:
Dawn orbits Ceres: Spacecraft successfully arrives at 'last uncharted world of the solar system'

Scientific American:
Dawn Spacecraft Arrives at Ceres, Becomes First to Orbit a Dwarf Planet

Spaceflight Now:
Dawn arrives for the first exploration of a dwarf planet

Discovery News:
Probe Enters Orbit Around Dwarf Planet Ceres

Space.com:
7 Strange Facts About Dwarf Planet Ceres

Popular Science:
8 Surprising Things We Might Find On Ceres

Space.com:
Dwarf Planet Ceres: Biggest in the Asteroid Belt (Infographic)

Space.com:
What's Next for NASA's Dawn Probe at Dwarf Planet Ceres?

Western Australia Today:
Meteor flashes across Perth skies

Perth Sunday Times:
Reports of meteor falling in Gidegannup in Perth Hills

Alton Telegraph:
'Fireball' in sky over Alton creates buzz

Spaceflight Now:
Power system failure likely cause of military satellite explosion

Space Daily:
ESA experts assess risk from exploded satellite

Spaceflight Insider:
Nano-satellite launched from space station tests space brake

Spaceflight Now:
Crunch time: Next Mars lander enters final year before launch

Astrobiology Magazine:
Single Site on Mars Advanced for 2016 NASA Lander

Discovery News:
Rover Opportunity Has Found Some Odd Mars Rocks

Spaceflight Now:
Glitch on Curiosity rover traced to drill mechanism

Discovery News:
Ancient 'Blue' Mars Lost An Entire Ocean To Space

Universe Today:
Mars Loses an Ocean But Gains the Potential for Life

Universe Today:
The Night Mars Was Closest to Earth

WEEKEND EDITION: March 7 through March 8, 2015

Space.com:
General Relativity at 100: Einstein's Famous Theory Has Aged Well

Space.com:
Einstein's Theory of Relativity Explained (Infographic)

Science Magazine:
A primer on relativity in Einstein's own words

Science Magazine:
Einstein's milestones

Daily Mail:
Einstein was RIGHT! Light is captured as a wave AND a particle at the same time in first ever photograph

Science Magazine:
To catch a wave

Science Magazine:
Feature: Testing Einstein's theory in the galaxy's toughest neighborhood

Space.com:
Warp in Space-Time Swallows Pulsar

Discovery News:
The Higgs Boson May Disintegrate Into Dark Matter

IEEE Spectrum:
Pleurobot Is an Eerily Lifelike Robotic Salamander

Wired:
The Scary-Dexterous Robots of the Darpa Challenge

New Scientist:
Weather forecast for early Earth involved iron rain

Universe Today:
10 Interesting Facts About Volcanoes

io9:
10 Gemstones Much Rarer Than Diamond

Gizmodo:
The Clearest Aerial Shots Of The Himalayas, Ever

Daily Mail:
World's most complete Stegosaurus weighed the same as a RHINO: 3,527lb mass could reveal dinosaur's metabolism

Live Science:
Secret Hideout Helped Penguins Survive the Ice Age

Daily Mail:
Meet Skeletorus and Sparklemuffin: Two new species of spider given odd nicknames due to strange colours on their bodies

National Geographic:
'Extinct' Bird Rediscovered in Myanmar, Surprising Scientists

National Geographic:
Quokka Selfies: What's the Deal With That Cute Australian Critter?

Stuff NZ:
The wisdom of orca grandmothers

Smithsonian Magazine:
Ringling Brothers Is Phasing Out Its Elephant Act

Daily Mail:
Is this the FIRST man? Fossil jawbone of 2.8 million-year-old human ancestor discovered that could be our earliest relative

Daily Mail:
Were early humans the HYENAS of prehistoric Africa? Our ancestors may have been scavengers, study reveals

The Guardian:
How hunting with wolves helped humans outsmart the Neanderthals

Ancient Origins:
Reconstructed Temple of the Night Sun in Mortuary of Queen Hatshepsut opens to the public

Ancient Origins:
Elaborately Painted Tomb for Nobleman and Amun Temple Guardian Uncovered in Luxor

The History Blog:
Bronze Age hair ring, ingots found in Anglesey

National Geographic:
ISIS Bulldozes One-of-a-Kind Ancient Palace in Iraq

The History Blog:
Princely tomb from 5th c. B.C. found in France

Ancient Origins:
The Royal Kurgan of Kerch: The burial mound built by a king

The History Blog:
Dallas Museum of Art acquires Mayan effigy vase sold by St. Louis Society

Daily Mail:
Did this medieval knight die while jousting? Breaks on 12th century skeleton suggest noble was injured during tournament

National Geographic:
Exclusive: Lost City Discovered in the Honduran Rain Forest

The History Blog:
Lead coffin inside stone coffin from Richard III dig opened

io9:
Read A Story From This Newly Discovered Trove Of Lost Fairytales

Daily Mail:
Unmasked, Edward the Nazi King of England: Princess Diana's biographer reveals the Duke of Windsor's collusion with Hitler… and a plot to regain his throne

Smithsonian Magazine:
The Great Goldfish Swallowing Craze of 1939 Never Really Ended

Daily Mail:
Are a team of amateur sleuths about to discover one of Adolf Hitler's greatest lost treasures? Group begin drilling under German city where they say the legendary $380million Amber Room looted from Russians is hidden

Gizmodo:
Filming Atomic Blasts Requires This Massive, Complicated Camera

Gizmodo:
The Secret Weather Manipulation Program of the Vietnam War

Smithsonian Magazine:
Grave Robbers Once Held Charlie Chaplin's Body For Ransom

National Geographic:
Daylight Savings Time: 7 Surprising Things You May Not Know

io9:
Cars From Another Universe: Bizarre Motor Vehicles That Never Caught On

io9:
10 Famous Scientists Who Held Surprising Supernatural Beliefs

Live Science:
6 Ways Albert Einstein Fought for Civil Rights

Science Magazine:
Who said it: Einstein or not?

Science Magazine:
General Relativity: A super-quick, super-painless guide to the theory that conquered the universe.

March 6, 2015

Space.com:
How an Ion Drive Helped NASA's Dawn Probe Visit Dwarf Planet Ceres

Spaceflight Now:
Could Delta rockets soon be a thing of the past?

Daily Mail:
A 360 degree view of a solar eclipse from SPACE: GoPro cameras in stratosphere to capture live HD footage of rare event

Gizmag:
UK moves one step closer to naming its first commercial spaceport

Sputnik News:
More Mysterious Drones Spotted Flying Over Paris

BBC News:
'A dozen' drones fly over Paris in latest mystery sighting

IEEE Spectrum:
A Drone with Bug Vision

Gizmag:
How drones are poised to help build the cities of tomorrow

Popular Science:
Neural Implants Let Paralyzed Woman Fly Plane

Gizmodo:
How fighter jet pilots pass snack bars in the cockpit while flying

BBC News:
A long time ago... when Pembroke Dock made the Millennium Falcon

Jalopnik:
This Is The End Of The Line For The USAF's Most Versatile Cargo Jet

The Aviationist:
Russians have started working on a new engine for their 5th generation stealth fighter

Jalopnik:
Is This The Shape Of Russia's Next Generation Long-Range Bomber?

io9:
Vintage Menu Recalls A Time When Pineapple Fruitcake Was Served In Space

Jalopnik:
XB-43 Jetmaster: The Weird History Of America's First Jet Bomber

Defense Update:
Life at the boneyard

Daily Mail:
Explore every yard of where planes go to die in amazing resolution: Bing unveils interactive map of biggest aircraft graveyard in the world

March 5, 2015

Scientific American:
NASA's Messenger Mission to Mercury Nears End

Spaceflight Now:
Liftoff of Indian navigation satellite postponed

Space Daily:
China's moon rover Yutu functioning but stationary

Universe Today:
The Mini-Moon Cometh: Catch the Smallest Full Moon of 2015 This Thursday

Daily Mail:
Mystery of the 'Y' shape on Venus solved: Fast winds and slow planetary rotation create odd pattern, astronomers reveal

Discovery News:
Curiosity Science Suspended After Electrical Glitch

Daily Mail:
Can we produce oxygen on Mars? Scientists will attempt to prove the technology on the red planet in 2020

Gizmag:
NASA releases new Ceres images prior to Friday encounter

Slate - Bad Astronomy:
The World, Ceres

Popular Science:
8 Surprising Things We Might Find On Ceres

Discovery News:
Sun May Blast Two Jets Of Plasma Into Interstellar Space

Discovery News:
Massive Exoplanet Evolved In Extreme 4-Star System

Motherboard:
America's Original Space Program Is Turning 100

ECN Magazine:
NACA's space legacy: The Cold War and beyond

Red Orbit:
PHOTOS: NASA predecessor NACA marks 100 years of innovation

Mashable:
Vomit comets and 43-foot pools: NASA astronaut training over the decades

March 4, 2015

Space Daily:
U.S. weather satellite explodes into 43 pieces

Spaceflight Now:
Four satellites mated to Atlas 5 rocket

Spaceflight Insider:
Next space station crew preparing for one year in space

Spaceflight Insider:
ISS deploys two cubesats following repairs to launcher

Spaceflight Insider:
Dawn spacecraft prepped for orbital insertion

Discovery News:
Bright Spots on Ceres Likely Ice, Not Cryovolcanoes

Universe Today:
Hunt For Dwarf Planet Ceres' Mysterious Water Begins

Spaceflight Now:
Rosetta glimpses its own shadow on comet 67P

Space Daily:
Science Shorts: How Big Is Pluto's Atmosphere?

Universe Today:
What's the Brightest Star in the Sky, Past and Future?

Space Daily:
How Would The World Change If We Found Extraterrestrial Life

March 3, 2015

The Telegraph:
US military satellite explodes above Earth

Sputnik News:
US Military Satellite Explodes, Sending Chunks of Debris Into Orbit

Sputnik News:
Debris Fills Orbit as US Satellite Explodes

Daily Mail:
SpaceX rocket lifts off with world's first all-electric satellites: Mission launches 'two for the price of one' thanks to cheaper fuel

Spaceflight Insider:
Two for the price of one! SpaceX makes history with launch of ABS/EUTELSAT

Daily Mail:
Can YOU spot the astronaut? Stunning image shows the incredible size of the ISS during weekend spacewalk

Daily Mail:
Camera accidentally captures 570 megapixel image of a COMET: Stunning shot of Lovejoy shocks scientists

The Guardian:
Hubble at 25: the wonder of the universe laid bare

Gizmag:
NASA's colossal crawlers mark half a century of service

Discovery News:
Could This Alien Cell Thrive On Titan?

Stuff NZ:
Earth is listening for ET. But should we be calling too?

Universe Today:
Why Don't We Search for Different Life?

Popular Science:
From The Archives: Designing Products For Aliens

March 2, 2015

Sarasota Herald-Tribune - De Void:
Did VA just confirm UFO dangers?

Popular Mechanics:
11 UFO Photos Unearthed From the Air Force's Vaults

Hindustan Times:
Panic among residents as fireballs light up Kerala sky

The New Indian Express:
Many Theories as Fireballs Light Up Kerala Sky

NDTV:
Fireball in Kerala's Skies Was a Meteor, Indicate Preliminary Assessments

The New Indian Express:
Scientists Examine 'Rocks', Confirm Kerala Meteor Fall

Daily Mail:
Astronauts complete tricky repair job on International Space Station with third spacewalk - despite suit malfunctions moments before they went out

Spaceflight Now:
Russian intelligence gets an upgrade with satellite launch

Sputnik News:
Soyuz-2.1a Carrier Rocket With Military Satellite Blasts Off From Plesetsk

Spaceflight Insider:
First Bars-M spy satellite for Russian military flies on Soyuz-2-1a

Florida Today:
SpaceX Falcon 9 blasts off from Cape

Discovery News:
Russia Will Spin-Off ISS Parts For New Space Station

The Guardian:
Russia outlines plans to build national space station after ISS ends in 2024

io9:
These Tiny Satellites Just Left The International Space Station

Scientific American:
Giant Asteroid Collision May Have Radically Transformed Mars

Gizmag:
Curiosity selfie shows rover in wider context as it begins drilling at Telegraph Peak site

Astrobiology Magazine:
Life 'Not As We Know It' Possible on Saturn's Moon Titan

Slate - Bad Astronomy:
Kepler-432b: A Doomed Planet Orbiting a Doomed Star

Air & Space Magazine:
Earth-like Planets Might be Rare After All

Scientific American:
Alien Life Prefers Circles

Space.com:
Cosmonaut Alexei Gubarev, Led 1st Multi-National Space Crew, Dies at 83

Space.com:
A Salute To Leonard Nimoy From Orbit: Photo

WEEKEND EDITION: February 28 through March 1, 2015

Live Science:
Big Bang, Deflated? Universe May Have Had No Beginning

Universe Today:
How Can Space Travel Faster Than The Speed Of Light?

The Guardian:
What goes on inside a proton?

Gizmodo:
Ro-Bow Is a Violin-Playing Robot That Actually Sounds Pretty Good

IEEE Spectrum:
Sony Halts Support for Aibo, Still One of the Best Robot Toys Ever

Sputnik News:
Australia Creates World's First 3D-Printed Engines

Daily Mail:
The bionic hand that's operated by the MIND: In a world first, three men have their lower limbs amputated and replaced with robotic prosthetics controlled by the brain

Smithsonian Magazine:
A Computer Can Tell Real Jackson Pollocks From Fakes

The Guardian:
Those classic Atari games were harder than you think

IEEE Spectrum:
Poker-Playing AIs Today, Skynet Tomorrow

Daily Mail:
The secret of Old Faithful is a U-BEND: Researchers say underground loops are key to geysers

Daily Mail:
Stunning 3D animation reveals how the Sahara fertilises the rainforests of the AMAZON with 182 million tones of DUST

Scientific American:
Bacteria Got an Early Fix on Nitrogen

ABC Australia:
Fossil reveals hippos related to whales

Daily Mail:
Crocodile smile: Broad-jawed prehistoric caymen that could crush CLAMS with their teeth ruled Peru 13 million years ago

The History Blog:
World's only woolly rhino calf found in Siberia

Daily Mail:
Mystery of the 'graveyard' of lemurs the size of GORILLAS: Underwater cave found to contain hundreds of giant fossils

Daily Mail:
Dragonflies see in Ultra HD: Winged insects have the best vision in the animal kingdom

The Independent:
The remarkable archaeological underwater discovery that could open up a new chapter in the study of European and British prehistory

io9:
This 1750 BC Babylonian Tablet Is An Ancient Customer Service Complaint

Daily Mail:
Was King Senebkay killed in battle? Injuries to pharaoh's bones suggest he was brutally hacked with axes while riding his horse

Ancient Origins:
Secret chamber hidden beneath ancient temple in Lebanon surprises archaeologists

Daily Mail:
Now THAT'S a bargain! Ancient Egyptian seal believed to show Ramesses the Great is discovered in a charity shop costing £12

Discovery News:
Villa Owned by Ben-Hur's Rival Identified

Ancient Origins:
Commodus - the Outrageous Emperor who Fought as a Gladiator

Daily Mail:
'Incredibly rare' Roman tombstone found complete with human remains of a woman named 'Bodica'

Ancient Origins:
Kizil Caves, earliest Buddhist caves in China, hide rare images from the time of the Silk Route

The History Blog:
Objects from 1,500-year-old settlement found in Poland

Ancient Origins:
Archaeologists study stunning murals adorning the walls of an ancient Maya home

The History Blog:
CT scan reveals mummy inside Buddha statue

The History Blog:
Possible joust casualty found at Hereford Cathedral

Ancient Origins:
The Ultimate Pirate Branding Symbol

The Guardian:
Piltdown Man, Beringer's lying stones, dinosaurs... are they all hoaxes?

Smithsonian Magazine:
The First African American Senator Was Sworn in 145 Years Ago Today

Daily Mail:
Letter written in Italian by Albert Einstein defending his theory of relativity and referring to 'God' as a scientific concept sells for £50,000

Smithsonian Magazine:
Germans Brace for the Re-Release of 'Mein Kampf'

Daily Mail:
EXCLUSIVE: The WWII American B-24 pilot who turned spy, saved 1,000 US POWs from certain death at Soviet hands and won medal after medal - but never said a word about his wartime heroism

Smithsonian Magazine:
How Oregon's Second Largest City Vanished in a Day

Smithsonian Magazine:
The Making and Remaking of the Original Ice Hotel

Smithsonian Magazine:
Amsterdam Is Out of Bike Parking

Smithsonian Magazine:
Top Historic Sites to Visit in Cuba

Smithsonian Magazine:
Charming and Unusual Bookstores Around the World

Gizmodo:
The NSA's In-House Magazine Looks Like a 1970s Punk Zine

BBC News:
The best vehicle for surviving a zombie apocalypse?

Daily Mail:
Where to hide in a zombie apocalypse: Rockies or the Scottish Highlands would give you the most time to plan your last stand against the undead

February 27, 2015

Spaceflight Now:
World View Parafoil Test Flight Touches Edge of Space

Space.com:
Europe's Newly Tested Space Plane Aims for Next Launch in 2019

Popular Science:
Marketing Drones Scanned Los Angeles For Cellphone Location Data

Popular Science:
Secret Service Will Fly Its Own Drones To Protect The White House

Sputnik News:
Mysterious Drones Watch Paris at Night

The Australian:
Drones reappear in Paris for second night, French police on alert

Gizmag:
New system allows air traffic controllers to converse with drones

Popular Science:
Hammerhead Drone Makes First Flight

Gizmodo:
This Robotic Bird Can Swoop and Dive (Kinda) Like the Real Thing

Popular Science:
Take To The Skies With A Radio-Controlled Pterodactyl

Daily Mail:
Would YOU fly on a mind-controlled plane? Scientist pilots a drone using just his thoughts - and the technology could one day be used on commercial aircraft

Gizmag:
SkyProwler combines a quadcopter and a fixed-wing airplane in one device

Daily Mail:
Biggest aircraft in history begins construction: Microsoft co-founder provides glimpse of his proposed megaplane that will launch rockets into orbit

Gizmodo:
The thrill of flying with a wingsuit in a beautiful slow motion video

The Aviationist:
Unique Point of View: R-73 Missile Launch as seen from the pylon of a Russian Su-27 Flanker

Jalopnik:
This F-16 Viper Managed To Fly Back To Base Missing Half A Wing

The Aviationist:
Listen to Russian Strategic Bombers talk to their Ground Control while skirting UK airspace

The Aviationist:
[Video] Russian strategic bomber films British and French jets escorting it

The Aviationist:
Video: How the UK QRA responded to Soviet intruders at the times of the Phantom

Daily Mail:
Are these the 51 greatest rockets ever made? Amazing graphic shows how the world's most influential and powerful launchers compare to each other

Daily Mail:
Cold War-era B-52 bomber resurrected from Air Force's desert 'boneyard' to fly again after seven years on the scrapheap

Air & Space Magazine:
Balloons of the Cold War

Gizmodo:
A Visual History of Inflight Luxuries

Longreads:
Glamorous Crossing: How Pan Am Airways Dominated International Travel in the 1930s

Gizmodo:
Drone footage of Russia's Air Force Museum shows a heaven for planes

February 26, 2015

Daily Mail:
Europe's biggest solar eclipse since 1999 is on its way - and 84 per cent of sunlight could be blocked out over London

Popular Science:
Europe's Solar Power Industry Braces For Solar Eclipse

Spaceflight Now:
Successful spacewalk ends with water leak

Sputnik News:
Russia's New ISS Module to Be Ready in Early 2016

Space.com:
Moon Space Law: Legal Debate Swirls Around Private Lunar Ventures

Discovery News:
Curiosity's New Selfie Awash With Epic Mars Science

Gizmodo:
Curiosity's New Software Lets It Drill More Gently (and Do Less Damage)

Universe Today:
What is Mars Made Of?

Daily Mail:
Mystery of Ceres spots deepens: Dawn probe finds ANOTHER flashing 'alien' mark on dwarf planet

Discovery News:
Ceres' Mystery Bright Dots May Have Volcanic Origin

io9:
The Complete History Of Ceres, The Planet (?) Between Mars And Jupiter

Daily Mail:
Could Earth's other 'moon' reveal the solar system's secrets? Cruithne's strange orbit may shed light on how planets evolve

Gizmag:
Research suggests dark matter plays a significant role in our planet's mass extinction cycle

Space Daily:
Planets Can Alter Each Other's Climates over Eons

Gizmodo:
What being strapped to a rocket launch looks like (hint: awesome)

February 25, 2015

Discovery News:
Reentering Chinese Rocket Sparks North America Fireballs

National Post:
Flash across the Alberta sky wasn't a meteor or plane crash, it was a rocket body falling to Earth

Sarasota Herald-Tribune:
Meteor sightings, sonic boom reported in Florida

KRTV:
'Fireball' streaks across Montana sky

Twin Falls Times-News:
Meteor over Rexburg Idaho 2/23/15

KSL TV:
Meteor-like object seen in Utah sky was rocket body

The Melbourne Age:
Skywatchers spot fireball soaring across Victorian sky

Spaceflight Now:
Russian space agency endorses ISS until 2024

Spaceflight Insider:
Crawler transporter 2 upgraded in preparation for SLS

Scientific American:
Tricksy Mars may be Obscuring Signs of Organic Matter

Daily Mail:
Watch the sun set on MARS: Opportunity rover captures the red planet's deep blue sky as our star 'dips' below the horizon

Discovery News:
Using Jupiter As An Alien World Analog

New Scientist:
The plan to find alien life in Europa's icy seas

Universe Today:
Could There Be Another Planet Behind the Sun?

February 24, 2015

Boston Globe:
A UFO story lands in a hall of history

Sputnik News:
UFO Abduction Story Recognized by Massachusetts Historical Society

WFLA:
Fireball sightings with booms heard in Florida

Russia Today:
Fireball and sonic boom witnessed from Florida to South Carolina

Space.com:
Predawn Military Rocket Launches Visible from US East Coast Tuesday

Spaceflight Insider:
Three Terrier-Oriole rocket launches delayed

Spaceflight Now:
Engineers finding lessons in nearly flawless Orion test flight

Daily Mail:
Antares explosion caused by debris in fuel tank, preliminary investigation finds into $20 million accident find

Universe Today:
Learn About Venus, The Hothouse Planet Near Earth

Universe Today:
What's Important To Know About Planet Mercury?

Discovery News:
Our Dwarf Planet Dreams Are Coming Into Focus: Photos

Universe Today:
A Recipe for Returning Pluto to Full Planethood

Spaceflight Insider:
For Sale: Spaceport America?

Spaceflight Now:
Photos from this weekend's spacewalk

io9:
A Complete Illustrated Timeline Of Spacesuit Design

February 23, 2015

The Atlantic:
A Time Machine in the Mojave Desert

io9:
A Vintage Chart Of UFO Sightings From Around The World

Sarasota Herald Tribune - De Void:
Retro Friday: a blast from the past

WJXT:
Meteor seen across Northeast Florida skies

WJAX:
Possible meteor sighting captured on home video

Beach Connection:
Quake Scare on N. Oregon Coast, Southern Washington, Likely a Sonic Boom

Popular Science:
NASA's Making Parking Spots On The Space Station For Commercial Taxis

Daily Mail:
NASA astronauts complete first of three complicated spacewalks needed to upgrade ISS to allow privately owned SpaceX crew capsules to dock

IEEE Spectrum:
Successful Flight of Angara-A5 Rocket Marks New Era for Russia's Ambitions in Space

Spaceflight Now:
Launch America getting new access gantry for astronauts

Space.com:
Moon Water Ingredient More Plentiful on Slopes Facing Lunar South Pole

Air & Space Magazine:
Ancient Life on the Moon - From Earth

Astrobiology Magazine:
NASA's MAVEN Spacecraft Completes First Deep Dip Campaign

Astrobiology Magazine:
Mars Hills Hide Icy Past

New Scientist:
Searching for signs of Mars life could destroy them

Universe Today:
Who Speaks for Earth? The Controversy over Interstellar Messaging

WEEKEND EDITION: February 21 through February 22, 2015

Discover Magazine:
Infinity Is a Beautiful Concept – And It's Ruining Physics

Quanta Magazine:
In Fake Universes, Evidence for String Theory

Scientific American:
Higgs Boson Could Explain Matter's Dominance over Antimatter

Inside Science:
A More Finely Tuned Universe

io9:
Robot Clock Writing The Time On A Whiteboard Is Weirdly Fun To Watch

Gizmodo:
Robotic hand made of wires is flexible enough to rotate meditation balls

io9:
The Magnificent Evolution of Polar Icebreakers

Stuff NZ:
Life on Earth 3 billion years ago?

Daily Mail:
Life first flourished on land 3.2 billion years ago, study reveals

Daily Mail:
Ichthyosaurs had a taste for squid! Forgotten museum fossil found to be new species - complete with last meal in its stomach

Audubon Magazine:
Which Came First: the Dinosaur or the Bird?

Audubon Magazine:
Who's Who

Daily Mail:
Fossil evidence found in the east Peruvian Amazon reveals that South American monkeys may have originated from Africa, say researchers

io9:
This Is What The Paleo Diet Was Really Like

io9:
10 Lesser-Known Egyptian Gods That Are Absolutely Terrifying

The History Blog:
3,500-year-old Bronze Age hoard found in Poland

Live Science:
Ancient Shrines Used for Predicting the Future Discovered

Daily Mail:
How Bronze Age rulers got HIGH to predict the future: Armenian shrines reveal bizarre practices of fortune tellers 3,300 years ago

Smithsonian Magazine:
Were the Terracotta Warriors Based on Actual People?

Daily Mail:
'Priceless' trove of 2,000 gold coins used by 10th Century Caliphate which once ruled much of the Middle East is found off the coast of Israel

Daily Mail:
Portrait of Henry VIII's third wife Jane Seymour is actually Anne Boleyn, facial recognition technology reveals

Daily Mail:
The woman who nearly became Henry VIII's SEVENTH wife: King almost married again - but decided bride-to-be was too feisty, new book claims

The History Blog:
Ohio museum returns 16th c. astrolabe to Germany

Smithsonian Magazine:
Meet the Madam on the Mall

Smithsonian Magazine:
The Spiritualist Who Warned Lincoln Was Also Booth's Drinking Buddy

Smithsonian Magazine:
The Closest Source We Have to Really Knowing John Wilkes Booth Is His Sister

Smithsonian Magazine:
What the Newspapers Said When Lincoln Was Killed

Smithsonian Magazine:
The Blood Relics From the Lincoln Assassination

Daily Mail:
Inside Billy the Kid's bolthole: New Mexico adobe where the outlaw hid under beds and in a flour barrel on sale for $545,000

Daily Mail:
Secret of Gaugin's printmaking revealed: Simple lighting technique peels back hidden layers from artist's most famous works

io9:
Read The Lost Sherlock Holmes Short Story Someone Found In An Attic

Daily Mail:
The lost tribes of the United States: Haunting pictures taken over 30 years capture Native American life even as it was dying out

Smithsonian Magazine:
The Frightening Legacy of Typhoid Mary

The History Blog:
Film of Eastland disaster found in Dutch newsreels

Gizmodo:
The Gorgeous Typeface That Drove Men Mad and Sparked a 100-Year Mystery

The Atlantic:
How the Inventor of the Polaroid Championed the Patent

Daily Mail:
'I watched as they sank exhausted to the ground and died in a pyre of smoke and flame': The astonishing account of British POW caught up in Dresden bombing

io9:
The CIA Once Ran Brothels And Dosed Unsuspecting Customers With LSD

io9:
A Previously Unpublished Dr. Seuss Book Is Coming Out This Summer

Smithsonian Magazine:
How the Photocopier Changed the Way We Worked - and Played

Russia Today:
Drone captures Soviet-era 'Tesla Tower' lightning machine (VIDEO)

Daily Mail:
The movie stars kidnapped and drugged by North Korea... to create an insane communist Hollywood

Gizmodo:
The Computer Simulation That Almost Started World War III

Daily Mail:
A mega virus, supervolcano and artificial intelligence: The 12 most likely causes of the Apocalypse, according to scientists

February 20, 2015

Discovery News:
NASA Gearing Up to Reassemble the Space Station

Spaceflight Now:
Astronauts, spacesuits ready for spacewalk Saturday

Universe Today:
Why Can't We Design the Perfect Spacesuit?

io9:
How You Can Track Every Spy Satellite In Orbit

Science Magazine:
Drones and satellites spot lost civilizations in unlikely places

Space Daily:
China's Hypersonic Glide Vehicle: A Threat to the United States

Daily Mail:
The 'flying bum' is set to takeoff: World's longest airship to take to the skies next year after £3.4m investment by UK government

Daily Mail:
Is this the future of flight? Shape-shifting craft that takes off like a helicopter and flies like a plane could mean the end of runways

Jalopnik:
At What Point Does The USAF's War Against The A-10 Become Sabotage?

Jalopnik:
The World's Most Secretive 737 Is America's Key To Better Stealth Tech

Air & Space Magazine:
Getting Married On the Fly

Universe Today:
The Most Unique Rocket Launch You'll Ever See

February 19, 2015

Time Magazine:
Watch a Meteor Burn Up in a Fiery Ball Over Pennsylvania

New Scientist:
How to predict what height meteors explode at

Space.com:
The Search For Volcanic Eruptions On Mars Reaches The Next Level

New Scientist:
85 Years after Pluto's Discovery, NASA's New Horizons Spots Small Moons Orbiting Pluto

Universe Today:
Interesting Facts About The Planets

Universe Today:
What Makes The Solar System Interesting To Astronomers?

Discovery News:
Star Blasted Through Our Solar System 70,000 Years Ago

Universe Today:
A Star Passed Through the Solar System Just 70,000 Years Ago

Space Daily:
Life on other planets: Alternative chemistries of life

February 18, 2015

Chico Enterprise-Record:
6 most interesting Bay Area UFO sightings investigated by the U.S. Air Force

The Telegraph:
Britain's Roswell: the truth behind the Rendlesham Forest UFO incident

Aberdeen Press and Journal:
Six spookiest UFO sightings and alien abductions ever reported in Scotland

Digital Journal:
NYC's American Museum of Natural History a UFO Destination

WFMY:
NASA Confirms Early Morning 'Fireball' Over Western New York

WTAE:
Fireball seen over Pittsburgh area captured on video

Discovery News:
Europe's Space Truck Burns Up During Final Reentry

Discovery News:
Europe's Space Truck Burns Up During Final Reentry

Spaceflight Now:
Soyuz rocket boosts Russian cargo craft to space station

Spaceflight Insider:
Progress M-26M spacecraft launches 3 tons of cargo to ISS

Discovery News:
Mysterious Mars Plumes Defy Explanation

Spaceflight Insider:
Rosetta conducts closest flyby yet of the surface of comet 67P

Daily Mail:
67P as you've never seen it before: Rosetta probe takes stunning close up images of the comet from just four miles away

New Scientist:
Mystery cloud-like blobs over Mars baffle astronomers

Universe Today:
Learn All About Pluto, The Most Famous Dwarf Planet

Discovery News:
Our Sun May Experience A Surprisingly Explosive Death

February 17, 2015

Spaceflight Now:
Europe's ATV space freighter bids final goodbye to space station

Spaceflight Insider:
JAXA prepares another attempt to insert Akatsuki spacecraft into Venus orbit

Spaceflight Now:
Engineers to assess reusability of Europe's wingless space plane

Space Daily:
Talking Japanese space robot back on Earth

Gizmag:
SpaceX signs landing pad agreement with US Air Force

Space Daily:
NASA's Curiosity Analyzing Sample of Martian Mountain

Universe Today:
Interesting Facts About Planet Mars

Daily Mail:
A clear view of Titan: Nasa 'despeckles' Saturn's largest moon to reveal hidden river channels, shorelines and windswept dunes

io9:
The Closest View Yet Of Charon Orbiting Pluto

Spaceflight Now:
Video: New Horizons animation

Air & Space Magazine:
How Could We Detect Life in Europa's Geysers?

Universe Today:
Where To Look For Life In Space

Slate - Bad Astronomy:
Pale Blue Dot + 25 Years

Daily Mail:
Did aliens send this metal orb to seed life on Earth? Riddle of microscopic sphere found 16 miles up, oozing slime which may contain microorganisms

PRESIDENTS' DAY WEEKEND EDITION: February 14 through February 16, 2015

Daily Mail:
Can the past be changed by the FUTURE? Bizarre quantum experiment suggests time can run backwards

Daily Mail:
Did the Big Bang ever happen? Quantum model predicts universe has NO beginning - and it could even explain dark energy

Universe Today:
What is Hooke's Law?

Popular Science:
How Smart Is Your Artificial Intelligence?

Gizmag:
Creative AI: Teaching computers to be reporters and storytellers

Gizmodo:
The AI Revolution: How Far Away Are Our Robot Overlords?

Daily Mail:
Will religions try to convert artificial intelligence? Reverend says 'Christ's redemption' is not limited to humans

Gizmag:
Boston Dynamics introduces smaller, more kickable robot

Gizmodo:
Oh Great, The Robots Can Ski Now

Gizmodo:
The Photographic History Of Robots As Restaurant Employees

Daily Mail:
It's a microwave, but not as you know it! Appliance FREEZES food and drinks at the flick of a switch

Daily Mail:
Journey to the very centre of the Earth: Scientists find our planet's inner core has ANOTHER core of its own

Gizmag:
The study of acoustic-gravity waves could improve early detection of tsunamise

Daily Mail:
Man's best friend has not been around as long as we thought: 30,000-year-old fossil of the oldest dog turns out to be a WOLF

Stuff NZ:
Can we bring back the woolly mammoth?

io9:
A Complete Primer On Every Kind Of Seal In The World

Daily Mail:
Search for the world's 'loneliest whale': Experts want to tag creature who has been singing to himself for 20 years

Daily Mail:
The bilingual CHIMPS: Video reveals apes learning new grunt for 'apple' when they moved in with 'foreign' chimpanzees

Daily Mail:
Neanderthals interbred for longer with East Asian humans, DNA reveals

Live Science:
100 Ancient Cult Sites Discovered in Israel

Live Science:
Mysterious Indo-European homeland may have been in the steppes of Ukraine and Russia

The History Blog:
St. Louis Society board resigns over artifact sales

io9:
Take A Virtual Trip Through The Amphipolis Tomb In Its Original State

Ancient Origins:
Egyptian Alexandria - Ancient underwater finds revealed the Pharaonic roots of the Ptolemaic City

The History Blog:
Remains of ancient mound in Ohio found during mall construction

Ancient Origins:
Rosetta-style engraving lauding Cleopatra and two Ptolemaic Pharaohs unearthed in Egypt

The History Blog:
Restored Berthouville Treasure at the Getty

Archaelogy Magazine:
Rome's Imperial Port

Heritage Daily:
10 Hidden Historic Sites in London

The History Bog:
Magna Carta found in Kent library scrapbook

The History Blog:
England's oldest cannonball found on battlefield

io9:
Leonardo da Vinci's Hand-Written Resume Will Make You Feel Inadequate

The History Blog:
Portrait attributed to Leonardo seized from Swiss bank vault

Daily Mail:
Richard III's final death blow revealed: Deadly thrust was so powerful it left dent on the inside of his skull

Smithsonian Magazine:
Spanish Conquest of the Incas Caused Air Pollution to Spike

The History Blog:
Wolsey's Angels saved!

Smithsonian Magazine:
The Surprising Raucous Home Life of the Madisons

Smithsonian Magazine:
The Founding Fathers and the Women, Not Their Wives, Whom They Wrote To

Gizmodo:
How the Cardboard Box Was Invented

The Guardian:
The Great Moon Hoax and the Christian Philosopher

Gizmodo:
Abe Lincoln Holds the Only (and the Weirdest) Presidential Patent

Daily Mail:
Is van Gogh's Starry Night a painting of GALAXIES? Bright swirls are based on distant cosmic spirals, claims expert

The History Blog:
Gaugin exhibition includes $300 million painting

Gizmodo:
How "Clean" Was Sold to America with Fake Science

Jalopnik:
The Car That Inspired The Jeep Was Completely Bonkers

Smithsonian Magazine:
Frank Lloyd Wright Buildings Nominated for Unesco World Heritage Status

The History Blog:
Codebreaking notes, Banbury sheets found in Bletchley hut

Daily Mail:
Top secret documents giving instructions for D-Day landings are discovered under hotel's floorboards during renovation work

io9:
How We Imagined The Future Of Transportation Would Look In The 1940s

Gizmodo:
Before 1948, LA's Power Grid Was Incompatible With the Rest of the US

Disneyland:
The story of Disneyland: Unprecedented auction of vintage memorabilia from the world's favorite theme park

Jalopnik:
This Is What It Looks Like When The World's Smallest Nuke Explodes

io9:
How The BBC Fooled Viewers Into Thinking Spaghetti Grows On Trees

io9:
The Hyperviolent Trading Cards That Inspired Tim Burton's Mars Attacks!

io9:
10 Real-Life Female Spies Who Deserve Their Own Movie Franchises

Gizmodo:
13 of History's Most Ingenious Spy Cameras

io9:
The 10 Biggest Blunders in The History Of Espionage

Gizmodo:
All the Tech We've Used to Intercept Every Kind Of Communication

Daily Mail:
Revealed, the real-life Indiana Jones and the Lost Ark: Untold story of American fortune hunter's deadly Cold War battle with Soviet spies to recover ancient shrine that 'contains St John the Baptist's bones'

February 13, 2015

Daily Mail:
Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it's the TRANSITION: Two-seater flying car takes off from a runway but still fits inside your garage

Daily Mail:
Watch a satellite being fired into space from a FIGHTER JET: US Army concept video reveals bold plan for low cost launches

Smithsonian Magazine:
Ask Smithsonian: How Does a Satellite Stay Up?

Jalopnik:
How To Win In A Dogfight: Stories From A Pilot Who Flew F-16s And MiGs

Daily Mail:
Extraordinary footage emerges of Tomahawk missile punching a hole completely through a moving shipping container during U.S. Navy training exercise

Gizmodo:
Removing paint from a Boeing 737 is one of the trippiest things ever

Gizmodo:
Cool video of planes causing beautiful atmospheric effects

Universe Today:
Did You Know Soviet Cosmonauts Carried a Bear-Killing Shotgun into Space?

The Aviationist:
Red Flag 15-1: Simulating Modern Warfare at Nellis Air Force Base

Wired - Danger Room:
Restoring This WWII B-29 Bomber Has Taken 300K Hours So Far

Daily Mail:
Fascinating pictures show how Lockheed built the top secret SR-71 blackbird for the U.S. Air Force – which is STILL the fastest ever plane after 39 years

Gizmodo:
Fascinating photos reveal how they built the SR-71 Blackbird

Gizmodo:
The story of the ultrasecret A-12 Oxcart - father of the SR-71 Blackbird

Air & Space Magazine:
A History of WW2 in 25 Airplanes

February 12, 2015

Stuff NZ:
Meteor over NZ 'a decent-sized rock'

TVNZ:
'What the freak was that?' - social media lights up over meteor spotting

Daily Mail:
Splashdown! Europe's first 'space taxi' returns to Earth after successful 100-minute mission through the atmosphere

Spaceflight Now:
European space plane flies around the world on test flight

New Scientist:
Experimental spaceplane returns to Earth safely

Daily Mail:
The Falcon takes flight: SpaceX launches deep space weather observatory - but scrubs radical plan to land rocket on a barge due to rough seas

Spaceflight Now:
Space weather observatory blasts off after 17-year wait

Discovery News:
SpaceX Dragon Returns To Earth With Ocean Splashdown

Space Daily:
US Concerned by Growing Expertise of China, Russia Space Capabilities

Space Daily:
NASA Spacecraft Completes 40,000 Mars Orbits

Universe Today:
How Can Mars Sometimes Be Warmer Than Earth?

Astrobiology Magazine:
Mars Rover Nearing Marathon Achievement

Space.com:
How Can We Protect Mars from Earth Germs, While Searching for Life?

Space Daily:
Number of Known Accessible Near-Earth Asteroids Doubles Since 2010

Universe Today:
Why Does The Milky Way Rotate?

Daily Mail:
Is this the best photo of Earth's night sky EVER taken? Amazing long-exposure montage reveals a meteor, comet and nebulae above an observatory and oxygen airglow on Earth

Universe Today:
All the World's Rockets, Past, Present and Future

February 11, 2015

KHOU:
UFO encounter in Brazoria County lives on

Spaceflight Insider:
High upper level winds push SpaceX DSCOVR launch to Feb. 11

Spaceflight Insider:
Final Soyuz TMA-M crew completes winter survival training

Daily Mail:
British engineers will send probe to look for alien 'twinkle' in the sky of Earth-like worlds

Popular Science:
Inside The 'Europa Clipper' Mission That NASA Is Planning To Send Past Jupiter

Scientific American:
NASA's Next Space Telescope Promises the Stars -- and Planets, Too

Daily Mail:
Nasa wants to send a SUBMARINE to space in 2040: Agency reveals plans for a craft to explore Titan's hydrocarbon oceans

Gizmag:
NASA releases details of Titan submarine concept

Gizmag:
DARPA's ALASA space launch system would turn airports into spaceports

Universe Today:
Rosetta's Comet Really "Blows Up" in Latest Images

Space.com:
What Would It Be Like to Live on the Moon?

Space.com:
Living on the Moon: What It Would Be Like (Infographic)

Malaysia Star:
Moon is open for business, US govt giving out licenses

February 10, 2015

Sarasota Herald Tribune - De Void:
The petroleum geologist's tale

io9:
Experts Gather To Discuss Whether We Should Send Messages To Aliens

Daily Mail:
Meteor streaks across English Channel: Fireball captured hurtling across night sky off the coast of Devon

Spaceflight Insider:
DSCOVR launch date now set for Feb. 10

Space.com:
Europe's Experimental Mini-Space Shuttle to Launch Wednesday

Space.com:
Curiosity Rover Drills Into Mars Mountain, Tastes Acidic Rock

New Scientist:
Pluto's evaporating ice leaves it with a blank face

Universe Today:
Which Planets Have Rings?

Scientific American:
Strange Stars Pulsate According to the "Golden Ratio"

Gizmodo:
Secret stash of Moon artifacts found hidden in Neil Armstrong's closet

February 9, 2015

WJXT:
Scores of residents report sonic boom

First Coast News:
'Explosion' heard in St. Johns County likely sonic boom

Spaceflight Insider:
Tracking issue scrubs launch attempt of SpaceX Falcon 9 with NOAA's DSCOVR

Spaceflight Now:
Falcon 9 countdown halted by faulty radar tracker

Spaceflight Now:
Storied space weather observatory finally ready for launch

Spaceflight Now:
New challenges await SpaceX's next rocket landing attempt

Spaceflight Now:
Photos: SpaceX rocket standing on launch pad

Daily Mail:
Could we soon find water on the moon? Nasa discovers hydrogen craters that may help signal the presence of lunar H2O

Daily Mail:
March of the moons: Hubble spots rare triple-lunar pass of Jupiter as three Galilean satellites are captured in a single frame

Space.com:
Oldest Stars in the Universe Actually Younger Than Previously Thought

Daily Mail:
Are there 200 BILLION Earth-like worlds in the Milky Way? Stars have an average of two habitable planets in orbit, study claims

Daily Mail:
The not so dark side of the moon: Stunning animation shows lunar phases in a new light

WEEKEND EDITION: February 7 through February 8, 2015

Daily Mail:
Is your future already decided? New theory of time suggests that the past, present AND future co-exist in the universe

Discovery News:
Will Gravitational Waves Ever Be Found?

WPSU:
The Most Dangerous Ideas In Science

Gizmodo:
Even Our Balloon Animals Will Soon Be Made By Robots

Daily Mail:
Meet the US Navy's latest recruit: A 5 foot 10, 143lb humanoid robot firefighter called Saffir who can see through smoke

Gizmodo:
BattleBots Is Back After Ten Years, And It's Bound To Be Incredible

Smithsonian Magazine:
Scientists Have Imaged the Base of a Tectonic Plate

Daily Mail:
The science of SUPERSTORMS: Diagrams reveal the perilous processes taking place in tornadoes, thunderstorms and more

io9:
Why America Has Stronger Forest Fires Than Elsewhere In The World

Universe Today:
What Is The World's Widest River?

Space.com:
Life Might Thrive 12 Miles Beneath Earth's Surface

Daily Mail:
Is this the oldest living species on Earth? Scientists discover organism that hasn't evolved for more than 2 BILLION years

Science Magazine:
Early land animals heard sounds with their lungs

Daily Mail:
Is this South America's first monkey? Fossils found in Amazon may be the first primates to cross the Atlantic from Africa

Daily Mail:
When did apes start walking upright? 12.3million-year-old hip bone fossil from ancient ancestor may rewrite our evolutionary tree

Daily Mail:
Enormous 3-million-year-old rodent used its teeth like elephant TUSKS: Ancient mammal used incisors as tool to dig and defend itself

Daily Mail:
Man's best friend has not been around as long as we thought: 30,000-year-old fossil of the oldest dog turns out to be a WOLF

Daily Mail:
Spot the octopus! Amazing moment marine creature camouflages itself against a reef is captured on video

Daily Mail:
Taking turns in the driving seat: Migrating birds alternate who leads the tiring v-formation to save energy

Daily Mail:
Chimpanzees can LEARN new 'words': Apes use specific calls for foods and can learn the grunts used by other groups

Daily Mail:
Have we found a new species of human? Unidentified fossils may belong to primitive ancestor that lived 120,000 years ago

The Atlantic:
Mapping 61 Ancient Tattoos on a 5,300-Year-Old Mummy

Daily Mail:
The palm sized tablets that reveal what life was really like for Jews in Nebuchadnezzar's Babylon

Live Science:
Newfound 'Gospel of the Lots of Mary' Discovered in Ancient Text

The History Blog:
British Columbia library acquires 13th c. Papal bull

Smithsonian Magazine:
Why this 14th-Century Chinese Artist Is Having a Rebirth

Daily Mail:
The sketches that prove these bronzes WERE the work of Michelangelo: Intimate parts solve the mystery

The History Blog:
Have only surviving Michelangelo bronzes been found?

The Guardian:
Has the mystery of Shakespeare's Sonnets finally been solved?

Daily Mail:
The Taj Mahal's gardens align with the SUN: Four corners of Indian complex were built in line with the winter and summer solstices

Ancient Origins:
Skeleton found at shipwreck site is a reminder of a brutal massacre off the Australian coast

ABC Australia:
Newton's journal reveals seeds of plant biology

Ancient Origins:
How Castaway Survivor Alexander Selkirk Inspired the Tale of Robinson Crusoe

Smithsonian Magazine:
Thomas Jefferson Conducted Early Smallpox Vaccine Trials

Smithsonian Magazine:
Two of the Vatican's "Ancient" Egyptian Mummies Are 19th Century Fakes

The Atlantic:
A Priceless Museum Artifact, But in the Ocean

The History Blog:
Sketch of Van Gogh found in friend's scrapbook

The Atlantic:
How Technicolor Changed Storytelling

Daily Mail:
Revealed: Stunning interior of Brooklyn's 1920s movie palace that has been restored to its former glory after $95M refit

Daily Mail:
Little House On The Prairie author's true story of domestic abuse and doomed love triangles takes the book world by storm

Gizmodo:
Secret message found in WW2 bullet tells the story of some stupid Nazis

Cambridge News:
Cambridge codebreaker Alan Turing's notes found being used as roof insulation in Hut 6 at Bletchley Park

Smithsonian Magazine:
Visit 1940s Chicago With a Film Discovered at a Garage Sale

Air & Space Magazine:
The Untold Story of U.S. Pilots Who Flew for Israel in 1948

Daily Mail:
Radical railgun that can fire shells at mach 6 and penetrate concrete 100 MILES away shown off in public by US Navy

Gizmag:
Sons of guns: Winchester motorcycles return to the auction block

Gizmag:
Retromobile preview: The barnfind of the century finally goes to auction

Gizmag:
In Pictures: Technology proves big fun at the Nuremberg Toy Fair

February 6, 2015

Smithsonian Magazine:
Japan's Small Jet Gamble

Popular Science:
To Keep Airplanes On The Map, Track Them From Space

Gizmag:
Skyshot Helikite provides a simpler alternative to aerial drone photography

Daily Mail:
How to fold a record-breaking paper plane: Maker reveals aerodynamic secrets - and offers $1,000 to anyone who can fly his design further than him

Gizmodo:
The Midnight Guardian of the Serene Seas

The Aviationist:
Dogfights, low level flying, live firing at Red Flag-Alaska through F-16's GoPro cameras

Inquisitir:
See Russian Fighter Jet Confront NATO Spy Plane In HD Video - Amazing Look At New Cold War In Skies

Air & Space Magazine:
Gallery: What Can the F-35 Weather?

The Aviationist:
This may be the shape of the future U.S. top secret stealth bomber

The National Interest:
Will the F-35 Dominate the Skies?

The National Interest:
US Navy's 6th Generation Fighter Jets Will Be Slow and Unstealthy

Gizmodo:
Timeline shows the potential future of Russia's next-gen fighter jet

Defense One:
Here's What You'll Find on the Fighter Jet of 2030

Spaceflight Insider:
Our Spaceflight Heritage: Explorer 1 and the start of the Space Age

Daily Mirror:
Out of this world selfie: Amazing moon shots taken by Buzz Aldrin in space

BBC:
The pioneering female astronauts who never saw space

February 5, 2015

Daily Mail:
SpaceX sends its shuttle to the launchpad: Dragon capsule that will ferry astronauts to the ISS and return America to manned spaceflight set for first test mission

Spaceflight Now:
Europe To Launch Its Own Mini-Space Shuttle

PlanetSave:
Recurring Meteor Shower On Mercury? NASA's MESSENGER Suggests So

Universe Today:
The Moment We've been Waiting For: First New Images of Pluto from New Horizons

Space Daily:
"Vulcan Planets" - Inside-Out Formation of Super-Earths

Gizmodo:
Why It's Impossible to Design a Perfect Spacesuit

Universe Today:
The World's Rockets to Scale

February 4, 2015

Spaceflight Now:
Three Atlas 5, Delta 4 assigned to military launches

Discovery News:
NASA Spacecraft Ready To Unlock Ceres' Mysteries

Discovery News:
Hubble Space Telescope Could Survive Through 2020

New Scientist:
Green light for mission to Jupiter moon Europa

Spaceflight Insider:
R.I.P. Venus Express: remembering eight years on the brink of hell

Spaceflight Now:
Aging Mars rover could be shut down

Scientific American:
Plan Abandoned for Close Search This Month for Lost Comet Lander

Gizmag:
Scientists discover ancient solar system hosting five Earth-sized planets

Daily Mail:
Across the solar system at the speed of light: Breathtaking video takes viewers from the sun's surface to Jupiter in 45 minutes

Universe Today:
What Was The Impact That Killed The Dinosaurs?

February 3, 2015

Caspar Star Tribune:
UFOs over Wyoming

Valdeosta Daily Times:
Valdosta-area UFO sightings documented

Savannah Morning News:
60 years ago, Athens joined annals of mysterious UFO reports

Baltimore Sun:
UFO investigations in Maryland get second life in online trove of Air Force documents

Santa Rosa Press Democrat:
Possible meteor seen over west Sonoma County

New Scientist:
Lava could have preserved the origins of life on the moon

Universe Today:
Moroccan Meteorite May Be a 4.4-Billion-Year-Old Chunk of Dark Martian Crust

Discovery News:
Where is Philae? Search for Rosetta's Lander Continues

Universe Today:
It Looks Like an Asteroid Strike Can't Cause a Worldwide, Dinosaur-Killing Firestorm

Universe Today:
Asteroids: 10 Interesting Facts About These Space Rocks

February 2, 2015

Daily Mail:
The mini-shuttle set for launch: Europe's 'space taxi' to blast off in February - and it could one day help bring back samples from Mars

Daily Mail:
The two faces of Mars: Researchers reveal red planet's two hemispheres are entirely different shapes - and say huge impact early in its life caused unique change

Scientific American:
Strange Comet Discoveries Revealed by Rosetta Spacecraft

Daily Mail:
Watch Philae descend to its comet: Esa releases animation showing the probe spinning ahead of its touchdown on 67P

Scientific American:
Has An Exomoon Been Found?

Smithsonian Magazine:
Planets Formed Close to Their Stars Are Named for Vulcan, the Roman God of Fire

Discovery News:
DNews: How Often Do Asteroids Buzz Earth's Tower?

WEEKEND EDITION: January 31 through February 1, 2015

Vox:
The biggest astrophysics discovery of the 21st century was wrong

Smithsonian Magazine:
Nope, We Have Not Detected Gravitational Waves (Yet)

Live Science:
Quantum Experiment Helps Prove Einstein's Theory of Relativity

Gizmodo:
Scientists Have Made a Möbius Strip Out of Light for the First Time

Scientific American:
Learn to Count like an Egyptian

Gizmodo:
6 Supermaterials That Could Change Our World

Popular Science:
Bat-Like Bot Soars In The Sky And Crawls On The Ground

Daily Mail:
Slithering for 167 million years: World's oldest snake fossils are twice as old as any previously found

Science Magazine:
Orangutans take the low road

Heritage Daily:
The Oldest Chinese Bone Acheulean Handaxe Has Been Found

Washington Post:
Research Finds Neanderthals Were More Thoughtful Than We Once Imagined

The Guardian:
Skull discovery suggests location where humans first had sex with Neanderthals

ABC Australia:
Big-toothed fossil may be primitive new human

Live Science:
1st Americans Used Spear-Throwers to Hunt Large Animals

Smithsonian Magazine:
Australian Stories Capture 10,000-Year-Old Climate History

The History Blog:
Tut's beard glued back on like a bad craft project

Ancient Origins:
The Mystery of Egyptian Tomb KV55 in the Valley of the Kings

Live Science:
Sappho's New Poems: The Tangled Tale of Their Discovery

The History Blog:
Remains of five people found in Amphipolis tomb

The Telegraph:
Mystery of Greece's Alexander the Great-era tomb deepens with body discoveries

The Conversation:
Lego Pompeii creates less pomp and more yay in the museum

The History Blog:
Letters read on carbonized Herculaneum scrolls

Ancient Origins:
Red-painted numbers helped Romans find their seats in the Colosseum

The History Blog:
Roman Silenus bed fitting found in Denmark

National Geographic:
At Newly Discovered Water Temple, Maya Offered Sacrifices to End Drought

Live Science:
Mysterious 15th-Century Irish Town Found Near Medieval Castle

The History Blog:
Coffin initialed "M.C." found in Cervantes search

The History Blog:
Were Cervantes' bones under piles of old books?

Science Daily:
Easter Island mystery: Why did the native culture die out?

The History Blog:
Spain planned to invade Australia with an armada

Stuff NZ:
'Meditating' mummy found in Mongolia

Daily Mail:
Napoleon's cloak, the Duke of Wellington's boots and cannonball-shredded armour: Amazing artefacts of the Battle of Waterloo go on display to mark its 200th anniversary

The History Blog:
Read and see what Darwin read and saw on the HMS Beagle

The History Blog:
Samuel Morse the artist

Daily Mail:
Has the mystery of Confederate submarine that sank Union ship then vanished finally been solved after 15 years of research?

Gizmodo:
The Forgotten Story of NYC's First Power Grid

io9:
Learn "What Every Girl Should Know" From Margaret Sanger

Gizmodo:
AT&T Made the First Transcontinental Phone Call 100 Years Ago Today

Jalopnik:
The Oldest Active Navy Ship Is A Century Old Russian Submarine Tender

Smithsonian Magazine:
How One 138-Page Book Inspired the Creation of the Boy Scouts

Daily Mail:
Automatic whisky sodas and 24-hour POTATO service! The bizarre vintage vending machines you never knew existed

Smithsonian Magazine:
The Coast Guard's Most Potent Weapon During Prohibition? Codebreaker Elizebeth Friedman

The Guardian:
Dippy the Diplodocus is displaced from Natural History Museum by blue whale

The Guardian:
Natural History Museum main hall displays - in pictures

The History Blog:
Citizen Kane to be screened at Hearst Castle

Wired - Danger Room:
Well That Didn't Work: The Rolling Rocket Bomb Designed to Kill Nazis Almost Killed a Dog Instead

Gizmodo:
Plan C: America's Nuclear Doomsday Plan to Declare Martial Law

Time:
How Frisbees Got Off the Ground

CBS News:
Flashback 1996: Man sues Pepsi for not giving him a Harrier Jet

Smithsonian Magazine:
How SkyMall Captured a Moment of Technological and American History

Gizmag:
Lockheed Martin-designed experimental naval vessel up for sale

Gizmag:
In pictures: 2015 Dusseldorf Boat Show

Gizmag:
70 vintage pedal cars lead to record sale of automobilia collectibles

Smithsonian Magazine:
Tour Paris With the Marquis de Sade as Your Guide

January 30, 2015

Gizmag:
NASA developing robotic helicopter scout for Mars rovers

Popular Science:
DARPA Wants Drones To Hunt In Packs

Popular Science:
Get Ready For The Next Generation Fighter Jet

The Aviationist:
Photos of F-35, F-16, A-10, F-15E jets launching from Nellis Air Force Base

The Aviationist:
Unique HD video shows Russian Su-27 intercept P-3 Orion aircraft over the Baltic Sea

Smithsonian Magazine:
Craziest Airplane Cabins of the Future

The Aviationist:
The Story of a U.S. Navy S-2 Tracker that lost one engine, at night, in bad weather, off Norway

Wired - Beyond Apollo:
The Challenge of the Planets, Part One: Ports-of-Call

Wired - Beyond Apollo:
The Challenge of the Planets, Part Two: High Energy

Wired - Beyond Apollo:
The Challenge of the Planets, Part Three: Gravity

January 29, 2015

Daily Mail:
Astronomers watch closest pass of a large asteroid until 2027: First images reveal space rock hurtling past has its own MOON

Spaceflight Now:
NASA expects continued use of Soyuz in era of commercial spaceships

Daily Mail:
The world's most powerful rocket: SpaceX animation shows how the Falcon Heavy will lift off - and one day send humans to Mars

Daily Mail:
Fire breaks out on mock Mars mission and ends simulated voyage to the red planet after 'astronauts' had to battle 10ft flames for over an hour

Universe Today:
Amazing Impact Crater Where a Triple Asteroid Smashed into Mars

Space Daily:
Smaller Gas Giants Could Support Life

Universe Today:
Oldest Planetary System Discovered, Improving the Chances for Intelligent Life Everywhere

The Conversation AU:
Nature's fireworks: the best meteor showers coming in 2015

January 28, 2015

Southeast Missourian:
Poplar Bluff UFO sighting in 1950 included in online database

Sharon Advocate:
REMEMBER WHEN: UFOs seen over Sharon in 1966

Spaceflight Now:
Boeing, SpaceX on track for commercial crew flights to station in 2017

Discovery News:
Monster Ring System Circles Giant Alien Planet

Universe Today:
"Super Saturn" Has an Enormous Ring System and Maybe Even Exomoons

Space Daily:
Ancient star system has Earth-sized planets forming near start of universe

January 27, 2015

Discovery News:
Flyby Asteroid Has its Own Moon

Spaceflight Now:
Preview story: Launch of Delta 2 rocket with NASA probe Thursday

Spaceflight Now:
Weather looking good for Delta 2 launch

Popular Science:
Ion Thrusters In NASA Mission Redraw The Boundaries Of Space Exploration

Universe Today:
NASA Marching Towards Milestone Test Firing of Space Launch System Booster

Gizmodo:
NASA's Opportunity Has Now Explored the Martian Surface for 11 Years

Discovery News:
Drone Invasion: A New Way to Explore Mars

Universe Today:
10 Amazing Facts About Black Holes

Universe Today:
What Is The Difference Between the Geocentric and Heliocentric Models of the Solar System?

Space.com:
Smithsonian's 'Star Trek' Enterprise Docks for Museum Restoration

January 26, 2015

Daily Mail:
Asteroid to pass so close on Monday you'll be able to see it with binoculars - but don't panic, Earth's closest call until 2027 poses no threat 'for the foreseeable future'

Spaceflight Insider:
Huge asteroid 2004 BL86 to fly by Earth Jan. 26

Spaceflight Now:
Preview story: Launch of Delta 2 rocket with NASA probe Thursday

Spaceflight Now:
Former Atlas launch pad gets a new tenant

Daily Mail:
Could humans live on the dark side of the moon? Esa outlines ambitious vision for colonies to settle on the lunar surface

io9:
Venus Express Blasts Out One Last Message From Beyond The Grave

Spaceflight Insider:
Students to send life to Mars on board Mars One lander in 2018

Discovery News:
Spacecraft's Double-Take Reveals Changes On Mars

Air & Space Magazine:
The (Nail-Biting) First Landing on a Comet

Daily Mail:
Rosetta's comet in amazing detail: Steep ravines, icy surfaces and a thick dusty veil are captured in high-resolution photographs

Universe Today:
Latest Research Reveals a Bizarre and Vibrant Rosetta's Comet

Universe Today:
There's a Crack Forming on Rosetta's 67P. Is it Breaking Up?

Daily Mail:
Do gulleys prove that water once flowed on Vesta? Solar system's largest asteroid may once have had liquid on its surface, images reveal

Spaceflight Insider:
NASA's Dawn Spacecraft finds evidence of past water on Vesta

Gizmag:
Dawn probe data indicates ancient flowing water on Vesta

Air & Space Magazine:
A Meteorite Older than Earth Could Tell Us How Planets Were Made

New Scientist:
Finding ET - we're gonna need a bigger dish

Sarasota Herald Tribune - De Void:
At least nobody got killed

Desert Sun:
UFOs in Palm Springs: The desert's other tourists

WEEKEND EDITION: January 24 through January 25, 2015

io9:
Researchers Slow The Speed Of Light As It Travels Through A Vacuum

Gizmag:
Alan Turing's "hidden" manuscript heads to auction

io9:
ATLAS, The Pentagon's Humanoid Robot, Just Got A Major Upgrade

Gizmag:
Care-O-bot gets an upgrade, now flirtier and available with optional second arm

Gizmag:
Meccanoid G15 KS brings Meccano into the robot age

Gizmag:
Moog welcomes back the machine by bringing back large format synthesizers

Gizmag:
Terra Motors targets Indian market with R6 electric rickshaw

Daily Mail:
Meet Nundasuchus, the crocodile-like carnivore that hunted with its 'steak knife' teeth millions of years before the dinosaurs

Smithsonian Magazine:
Vinegar-Like Acid Rain May Have Fallen During Earth's Worst Extinction

Daily Mail:
The most primitive primates lived in TREES and looked like a squirrel, 65 million year old anklebone shows

Daily Mail:
Early ancestors used their hands like modern HUMANS: Fossils of three million-year-old species reveal they could grip tools

Smithsonian Magazine:
The Wrists of Birds Reveal Evolution Undoing Itself

Gizmodo:
A beautiful starling murmuration

Daily Mail:
United monsters of America: Infographic reveals the strange beasts that have captured the nation's imagination

Smithsonian Magazine:
Exploring the Titanic of the Ancient World

Smithsonian Magazine:
Decoding the Antikythera Mechanism, the First Computer

io9:
9 Roman Gods Who Weren't Just Rip Offs Of Greek Gods

Smithsonian Magazine:
Ancient Scrolls Blackened by Vesuvius Are Readable at Last

Smithsonian Magazine:
Who Was the Marquis de Sade?

Smithsonian Magazine:
The Unbelievable Success of the American Steamship

Gizmodo:
A Brief History of the Rubber Band

Daily Mail:
Lesbian sex, seduction and murder... by NUNS in a Catholic convent: Incredible tale of debauchery that was exposed by a princess whistleblower is unearthed in secret Vatican archive

Gizmodo:
Oregon Was Founded As a Racist Utopia

Daily Mail:
'Sharp and clear sounded the pistol': The most detailed eyewitness account of the assassination of Abraham Lincoln to go on sale 150 years after former president was shot dead by John Wilkes Booth

Smithsonian Magazine:
A New View of the Battle of Gallipoli, One of the Bloodiest Conflicts of World War I

io9:
The 10 Greatest Tank Battles In Military History

Daily Mail:
Floating bikes? They sank without trace: So did robot snooker players and paper pants! Historian DOMINIC SANDBROOK looks back at Tomorrow's World - the show that got the future hilariously wrong

Gizmodo:
The Spectacular Sight of Subway Cars Being Dumped Into the Ocean

Gizmag:
Scottsdale Rare Car Auctions - 41 cars that sold for more than US$1 million in January

Gizmodo:
What You Can See From the Tallest Observation Decks On Earth

January 23, 2015

Spaceflight Now:
Did two more Iridium satellites collide with space debris?

Air & Space Magazine:
A Ride on the World's Largest Passenger Jet

Jalopnik:
The B-52 Is Becoming A Terrifyingly Intelligent Smart Weapons Truck

Gizmodo:
Impressive photo of the F-35 Lightning II with all its weaponry lined up

Gizmodo:
Watch seven jets landing in perfect formation

Smithsonian Magazine:
Wheels Down. Charles Lindbergh's "Spirit of St. Louis" Has Landed

Air & Space Magazine:
Need a T-33 to De-Ice a Runway? No Problem

Air & Space Magazine:
The B-52 Just Keeps on Flying

Air & Space Magazine:
What Couldn't the F-4 Phantom Do?

Air & Space Magazine:
Last of the Great Flying Boats

Air & Space Magazine:
Supermarket Spaceships

January 22, 2015

Universe Today:
Most Powerful Atlas V Delivers a Most Spectacular Nighttime Sky Show Launch for US Navy

Spaceflight Now:
Next Falcon 9 launch rescheduled for Feb. 8

Discovery News:
Supernova Mystery Found at the Bottom of the Sea

Universe Today:
A Swirling Vortex at Venus' South Pole

Universe Today:
Opportunity's Breathtaking View from Atop Cape Tribulation

Universe Today:
Rosetta Gets a Peek at Comet 67P's "Underside"

New Scientist:
Mystery storms rage across face of Uranus

Universe Today:
If Earth Had Saturn's Rings, This is What it Would Look Like

Space.com:
Magnetic Fields of Asteroids Lasted Hundreds of Millions of Years

Wired - Bad Astronomy:
Two New Planets in the Solar System? Not So Fast, Folks.

Daily Mail:
Could a wormhole in our galaxy take us to another UNIVERSE? Interstellar-style 'space time tunnel' may exist in the Milky Way

January 21, 2015

Spaceflight Now:
Recap story: 200th Atlas-Centaur launching delivers Navy satellite

Spaceflight Now:
Redesign likely needed for Orion airbag system

Discovery News:
Tantalizing Detail Seen on Mysterious Dwarf Planet

Universe Today:
Here's Ceres Compared to All the Other Asteroids We've Visited

Universe Today:
Some of the Best Pictures of the Planets in our Solar System

Universe Today:
What is the Zodiac?

January 20, 2015

Sarasota Herald Tribune - De Void:
Drilling for fossils in ancient sediment

Breaking News Ireland:
Amateur photographer captures 'once in a lifetime' fireball photo over Dalkey

Knoxville News Sentinel:
NASA: Meteor prompts numerous sightings across TN, Southeast

WATE 6:
Fireball spotted in Roane County enters atmosphere in Mississippi

Slate - Bad Astronomy:
SpaceX Releases Dramatic Photos and Video of Rocket Landing Explosion

Spaceflight Now:
Preview: Navy craft to ride milestone Atlas-Centaur launching

Spaceflight Now:
Photos: Navy satellite readied for Atlas 5 launch

Spaceflight Now:
Photos: Atlas in the roll

Spaceflight Now:
Thick clouds a concern for Tuesday's Atlas 5 launch

Daily Mail:
Beagle 2 team finally delivers the news professor Colin Pillinger never lived to hear: His probe DID land on Mars on Christmas Day 12 years ago

Universe Today:
Beagle 2: Found on Mars After An 11 Year Hunt

Spaceflight Now:
Lost Beagle 2 spacecraft found on Mars

New Scientist:
Beagle 2 spotted on Mars in one piece after 11 years

Spaceflight Now:
New Horizons lined up for final approach to Pluto

Spaceflight Insider:
Star Trek 'shields' science fiction? Not so fast...

Daily Mail:
Are there hidden planets in our solar system? There could be TWO dwarf worlds still to be discovered, study claims

Universe Today:
Astronomers are Predicting at Least Two More Large Planets in the Solar System

MARTIN LUTHER KING WEEKEND EDITION: January 17 through January 19, 2015

Daily Mail:
Biggest myth in the universe busted? The lightspeed barrier can appear to be broken thanks to 'photonic booms', claims scientist

The Guardian:
The boy who put a star in a jar

Gizmag:
Researchers discover a universal law of superconductivity

The Guardian:
This is not a measurement

The Guardian:
The golden ratio has spawned a beautiful new curve: the Harriss spiral

io9:
The Mathematical Secret That Changed The Shape Of Fashion

The Guardian:
Poker program Cepheus is unbeatable, claim scientists

Gizmag:
Snake Monster robot can be easily reconfigured to suit user needs

Science Magazine:
First scorpions may have crawled from the seas

Science Magazine:
Ancient fossil may rewrite fish family tree

Daily Mail:
Found, Nessie's long-lost cousin: Dolphin-like reptile lived 170million years ago in seas around what is now the Isle of Skye

Science Magazine:
Geese ride aerial roller coaster across the Himalayas

Science Magazine:
Magnetic beacons shepherd sea turtles home

Daily Mail:
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes? Orangutan learns to whistle tunes and make calls that mimic human speech

Daily Mail:
Were Neanderthals smarter than we thought? 60,000-year-old bone 'multi-tool' suggests cavemen were complex creatures

Daily Mail:
Before Iron, Greenland had a 'METEORITE Age': Prehistoric Eskimos mined giant space rocks to make tools and weapons

The History Blog:
4,000-year-old copper crown found in India

Daily Mail:
Anglo-Saxon sculpture unknowingly used as a tombstone on a cat's grave is bought for £150,000

The History Blog:
Museum acquires Anglo-Saxon St. Peter carving used as cat grave marker

Live Science:
Treasured 16th-Century 'Lenox Globe' Gets a Digital Makeover

Daily Mail:
Frozen in time: Rare glimpse inside the oldest public library in the English-speaking world - where Marx and Engels started work on their Communist Manifesto

The History Blog:
Toledo Museum of Art scores Napoleon's brother's spiral chandelier

The Guardian:
Earthquakes, tsunamis and a naked tribe. It's Chile - and not just the Galapagos - that inspired Darwin

The History Blog:
Canada museum buys world's oldest hockey stick

Smithsonian Magazine:
10 Victorian Inventions That Never Quite Took Off

The History Blog:
132-year-old Winchester '73 found leaning against tree

Smithsonian Magazine:
The Year Montana Rounded Up Citizens for Shooting Off Their Mouths

Daily Mail:
The Holocaust film that was too shocking to show

Smithsonian Magazine:
Beavers Once Parachuted into Idaho's Backcountry

Daily Mail:
Beer-swigging newly-weds, naked ladies... and one iconic kiss: Intimate portraits from the City of Love capture the beauty and charm of 1950s' Paris

Smithsonian Magazine:
These Rare Photos of the Selma March Place You in the Thick of History

Smithsonian Magazine:
Listen to the Freedom Songs Recorded 50 Years Ago During the March From Selma to Montgomery

Smithsonian Magazine:
Read Through Early Drafts of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s Speeches

New York Times:
Parcel for Sale: Plenty of Space. Very Quiet. Light? Well...

Smithsonian Magazine:
Photos From the Coldest City on Earth

Gizmag:
In pictures: The best of the 2015 Detroit Auto Show

Daily Mail:
Are you a wattle-head? Have you ever had poop-noddy? Historical thesaurus reveals how 800,000 English words have evolved

io9:
Lose Yourself In These Photos Of Europe's Most Magnificent Libraries

January 16, 2015

Discovery News:
Large Asteroid to Fly (Safely) Through Earth's Backyard

Universe Today:
First SLS Engine Blazes to Life in Mississippi Test Firing Igniting NASA's Path to Deep Space

The Aviationist:
Dogfighting and ultra-low level flying with the Super Hornets of the VF-143 Puking Dogs

The Aviationist:
The most unusual MiG killer: the Skyraider air-to-air victories on North Vietnamese MiG-17s

Air & Space Magazine:
Is [Your Invention Here] The Future of Aviation?

Popular Science:
We Flew Two Top Secret Stealth Drones. You Can, Too.

Daily Mail:
From Trump's $100m 757 to Oprah's luxurious interiors and Tom's 'Top Gun' G4: Inside the private jets of the rich and famous

Daily Mail:
Ghostly ocean-floor graveyard of hundreds of ships and planes makes eerie memorial for WWII attack on Japanese Pacific base

The Aviationist:
The nuclear nightmare of Savage Mountain: when a B-52 crashed due to turbulence. With two nukes

Gizmodo:
Why Is It Called Area 51?

io9:
The Most Inspiring Space-Themed Murals From Ex-Soviet Bloc Countries

January 15, 2015

New Scientist:
Alarm Sends Astronauts to Shelter at Space Station

Spaceflight Insider:
Possible ammonia leak aboard International Space Station causes crew to evacuate U.S. side

Spaceflight Now:
Engineers study possible coolant leak aboard space station

Universe Today:
Astronauts Safely Back inside US Space Station Segment after False Ammonia Leak Alarm

New Scientist:
Space Station Emergency: Prepping for the Worst Case Scenario

Spaceflight Insider:
SpaceX: Falcon Heavy poised to fly this year

Spaceflight Now:
24 launches scheduled at Cape Canaveral this year

Spaceflight Insider:
Is SpaceX's 2015 manifest realistic?

New Scientist:
Robot Smash! Curiosity Shatters Mars Rock Slab

New Scientist:
Curiosity's Shattered Mars Rock Could be Science Goldmine

Spaceflight Now:
10 years since we landed on Titan

io9:
Here's What It Looks Like To Fall To Titan From Space

Universe Today:
What Other Worlds Have We Landed On?

Air & Space Magazine:
Astronomers Just Doubled the Number of Potentially Habitable Planets

Daily Mail:
Nasa warns January 26th asteroid pass will be Earth's closest call until 2027 - but says it poses no threat 'for the foreseeable future'

Astrobiology Magazine:
Rare Mineral found in a Wisconsin Crater

January 14, 2015

Discovery News:
Europe Monitors Venus Express Probe's Fading 'Ghost'

Daily Mail:
The first man on PLUTO: New Horizon probe on mission to dwarf planet is carrying astronomer Clyde Tombaugh's ashes

Universe Today:
Did You Know There are 9 Secret Items Hidden on Pluto Mission New Horizons?

Universe Today:
It Looks Like These Are All the Bright Kuiper Belt Objects We'll Ever Find

Daily Mail:
Mystery of the mile-wide ring in Antarctica: Enormous scar may be crater from house-sized meteorite that hit Earth in 2004

Gizmag:
American independence in space: Ending reliance on the Soyuz spacecraft by 2017

Space.com:
Dozens of Vintage Space Games Now Available Online

January 13, 2015

Discovery News:
Chinese Spacecraft Enters Orbit Around the Moon

Discovery News:
SpaceX Dragon Capsule Delivers Supplies to Space Station

Space.com:
SpaceX's Elon Musk Says Rocket Landing Test Ran Out of Hydraulic Fluid

Daily Mail:
Has Britain's lost Mars probe been found after 11 YEARS? UK Space Agency mysteriously announces it will give 'update' on missing Beagle spacecraft on Friday

Daily Mail:
Watch Nasa fire the engine that will power the biggest rocket ever made: Key test for 384 foot rocket that could take man to Mars

New Scientist:
Mercury may be sole survivor of planetary pile-up

Space Daily:
Dawn of a strange new world

Spaceflight Insider
NASA's Juno spacecraft on its way to unveil Jupiter's mysteries

New Scientist:
Jupiter's eroding core may already be just a husk

Space Daily:
Scientists Pinpoint Saturn With Exquisite Accuracy

Popular Science:
A Star Just Got Swallowed By A Warp In Space-Time

Scientific American:
A Spectacular Spiral May Encircle the Milky Way

io9:
This Is What a Quasar Looks Like

Scientific America:
Active Sun At Birth Cut Historical Lifespans

January 12, 2015

Smithsonian Magazine
Come for the Giant Rock, Stay for the UFO History

Daily Mail
What are the mysterious booms rocking Oklahoma and frightening wildlife? Experts investigate after seismologists rule out 'frost quakes'

The Guardian
Mysterious booms rattle residents in Oklahoma for second day

Spaceflight Now
Dragon successfully launched, rocket recovery demo crash lands

Discovery News:
SpaceX Rocket Crash Lands After Successful Launch

Spaceflight Now
Despite botched landing, a lot went right with SpaceX's booster flyback

Spaceflight Now
Photos: Falcon 9 rocket climbs away from Cape Canaveral

Spaceflight Insider
SpaceX's Autonomous Drone Ship Has Returned To Port

Space.com
Weird 'Passengers' on SpaceX's Dragon Delivery to ISS (Infographic)

Spaceflight Now
Lockheed Martin begins taking apart first flown Orion capsule

Discovery News:
Rover Opportunity Conquers Martian Crater Rim

Universe Today:
Memory-Addled Mars Rover Climbs High Above The Red Planet's Plain

Space Daily:
Potential Signs of Ancient Life in Mars Rover Photos

Discovery News:
Mars Microbe Traces Spotted By Rover? Probably Not

Daily Mail:
Mars' latest scar revealed: Incredible image reveals enormous impact crater on the red planet's Elysium Planitia plain

Smithsonian Magazine:
U.S. Air Force Builds New Radar for Space Junk

WEEKEND EDITION: January 10 through January 11, 2015

New Scientist:
After a century of relativity, a new view of gravity

Space.com:
Did Gravity Save the Universe from 'God Particle' Higgs Boson?

IEEE Spectrum:
Disney Robot Draws Giant Sketches on the Beach

The Atlantic:
Teddy Ruxpin in the Uncanny Valley

Daily Mail:
Bloodhound in bits: Supersonic 1,000mph car is dissembled into 3,500 components to make the world's fastest model kit

Gizmag:
1950 Vincent Series C White Shadow sells for US$224,250

Gizmodo:
Extraordinary pictures of the most ancient trees on Earth

Smithsonian Magazine:
Fossils Show How Flying Fish Started to Glide

Daily Mail:
The mystery of the dinosaur death trap: Utah rock containing SIX Utahraptors uncovered

Smithsonian Magazine:
Jurassic Park May Have Been Right - Some Dinosaurs Hunted in Packs

Daily Mail:
'American eagle face' dinosaur discovered: Cat-sized relative of Triceratops could help reveal how horned creatures evolved

Daily Mail:
Bizarre frog found with FANGS is the only amphibian to give birth to live tadpoles without laying eggs

Daily Mail:
How man's best friend followed us to the Americas: Researchers say dogs may have first migrated 10,000 years ago, thousands of years after the first human migrants

Gizmodo:
Watch a tiger jump impossibly high for meat in slow motion

Science Magazine:
Chimpanzees drum with signature style

Daily Mail:
Is Chinese civilisation older than we thought? 'Self-contained' Hongshan people that lived 2,400 years before the first dynasty lived ACROSS China

Ancient Origins:
Archeologists discover Mythical Tomb of Osiris, God of the Dead, in Egypt

The History Blog:
Large chariot, horse burial found in China

Discovery News:
Atlantis' Legendary Metal Found in Shipwreck

Live Science:
Let in the Light: Ancient Roman Fort Designed for Celestial Show

The History Blog:
Ancient amulet with 59-letter palindrome found

Smithsonian Magazine:
Amateur Explorers Are Using High-Res Satellite Images to Search for Genghis Khan's Tomb

Live Science:
Renaissance-Era Italian Warlord Was Poisoned, Mummy Reveals

The History Blog:
224th anniversary of Aztec Sun Stone's rediscovery

Smithsonian Magazine:
The Second Divorce in Colonial America Happened Today in 1643

The History Blog:
Oliver Cromwell's burial plate sells for $116,719

io9:
How Two 18th Century Women Fell in Love and Invented Modern Romance

Daily Mail:
A message from 'His Excellency' Sam Adams and 'The Most Worshipful' Paul Revere: Fascinating time capsule buried by real 'Sons of Liberty' is opened for the first time in 220 years

The History Blog:
Boston time capsule from 1795 (and 1855) opened

CBC:
Fort Calgary uncovers mummified rat, 1890s newspaper during Hunt House restoration

Smithsonian Magazine:
The 1887 Blizzard That Changed the American Frontier Forever

Smithsonian Magazine:
Early Food Safety Workers Tested Poisons by Eating Them

The History Blog:
Letters reveal mysterious final illness of Oscar Wilde's wife

Daily Mail:
Found, Hitler's secret nuke plant: Vast underground complex where the Nazis worked on developing nuclear weapons is discovered in Austria

Smithsonian Magazine:
60 Years Ago, the First African-American Soloist Sang at the Met Opera

Gizmodo:
How the First Lump of Plutonium Made on Earth Got Lost

Gizmag:
Four Amphicars go to auction in January - what will they fetch?

Gizmag:
Pininfarina's aerodynamic 1960 X Concept was 50 years ahead of its time

Gizmodo:
The Forgotten Plan to Save Great Art From World War III

Gizmodo:
The ATM is Dead. Long Live the ATM!

Daily Mail:
Inside crumbling Ohio mall, once the biggest in the WORLD, that is now about to be demolished

Daily Mail:
The decay of Pod City: Eerie photos reveal abandoned flying saucer-style holiday homes built for US military officers in Taiwan

Popular Science:
Russian Invasion Of Ukraine Spurs New German Tank Design

Wired:
A Cyberattack Has Caused Confirmed Physical Damage for the Second Time Ever

The History Blog:
Digitized Freer-Sackler collections up and running

The Guardian:
The 88 movies we're most excited about in 2015

January 9, 2015

New York Daily News:
Exploding meteoroid brightens the night sky of Romanian capital

Gizmodo:
11 stunning images of rocket launches

Popular Science:
Join The World's Biggest High-Altitude Balloon Flight

Gizmag:
Man reenacts movie "Up" with 90 colored balloons and a sun lounger

The Aviationist:
[Photo] Five U-2 Spyplanes lined up in front of 9th RW hangar at Beale Air Force Base

The Aviationist:
GoPro footage of French Aircraft Carrier Flight Deck Operations

Jalopnik:
Watch These MiG-29s And Su-25s Blast Off From A Highway In Belarus

Jalopnik:
Watch This: F/A-18 Breaks The Speed Of Sound In Aircraft Carrier Flyby

Gizmodo:
First photo of the fully operative Chinese rivals to the US Navy F-18

Jalopnik:
This Stealth Bomber Looks Like It's Making An Attack Run On Pasadena

Popular Science:
Inside The New Stealth Arsenal

Gizmodo:
Flying Car Prototype From 1990 Going Up For Auction

Gizmodo:
The Stratoliner Was the First Plane to Fly Above the Storm

Smithsonian Magazine:
Space Exploration Would Be Nothing If We Didn't Know How to Spacewalk

Smithsonian Magazine:
I Was Among the Lucky Few to Walk in Space

io9:
Space-Themed Soviet Postcards Are a Cosmic Delight

January 8, 2015

Toronto Star:
UFOs Declassified looks at hard evidence behind infamous sightings

Spaceflight Insider:
SpaceX Falcon 9 SpX-5 launch slips to NET Jan. 10

Spaceflight Insider:
NASA's MESSENGER probe to fly close to Mercury before final boost

Daily Mail:
Do these photos of sediment on Mars prove life once existed on the red planet? Similar structures are formed by microbes on Earth

Universe Today:
The Dark Energy Survey Begins to Reveal Previously Unknown Trans-Neptunian Objects

Universe Today:
Gallery: Some Of Kepler's Strange New Worlds Outside The Solar System

Universe Today:
Photo Shoot Captures Classified Spy Satellite Engine Burn

Daily Mail:
The superstitions of space travel revealed: Fear of the number 13, peeing on tyres and tapping Snoopy's nose among bizarre rituals

Universe Today:
NASA Made These Gorgeous Travel Posters For Actual Exoplanets

January 7, 2015

Sarasota Herald Tribune - De Void:
NPR joins the comics

Cape Cod Times:
January UFO sightings in the early 1970s

WSFA:
2 confirmed fireballs streak over TN, visible in AL

Spaceflight Now:
SpaceX launch scrubbed by steering system problem

Universe Today:
Last Minute Scrub for SpaceX Dragon Launch; Try Again Friday for Historic 1st Stage Landing

Space Daily:
Chinese spacecraft to return to moon's orbit

Universe Today:
Japan's Akatsuki Spacecraft to Make Second Attempt to Enter Orbit of Venus in December 2015

Discovery News:
Has Curiosity Found Fossilized Life on Mars?

Space.com:
1,000 Alien Planets! NASA's Kepler Space Telescope Hits Big Milestone

Daily Mail:
Eight planets found that could support life - and two are the most Earth-like worlds ever discovered

January 6, 2015

Spaceflight Now:
Ships deployed into the Atlantic for experimental rocket landing

Discovery News:
SpaceX Readies for Daring Rocket Flyback Test

Space.com:
Inside SpaceX's Epic Fly-back Reusable Rocket Landing (Infographic)

Space Daily:
Navy prepares for Jan. 20 communications satellite launch

Space Daily:
South Korean Satellite Faces Collision With Space Junk: Reports

Space Daily:
Isro's Mangalyaan Completes 100 Days in Mars Orbit

Popular Science:
Four Ways Spacefaring Microbes Could Muck Up the Solar System

Daily Mail:
Super-Earths have huge oceans that last billions of years - and these vast waterways could help in the hunt for alien life

Discovery News:
Recipe for 'Earth-Like' Alien Worlds Discovered

Gizmodo:
What the hell is this UFO ejecting an orb filmed in California today?

January 5, 2015

Popular Science:
For The First Time, SpaceX Will Land A Rocket After Launch

Spaceflight Now:
Rain and clouds in the forecast for Tuesday's SpaceX launch

Gizmodo:
NASA's Most Ambitious Scientific Balloon Collapsed After Two Days Aloft

Spaceflight Now:
In an eerie scene, Chinese villagers visit rocket crash site

Universe Today:
2015 Expected to be a Record-Breaking Year for Soyuz-2 Workhorse

Daily Mail:
The vast vacuum chamber that can recreate outer space in Florida: Stunning photos reveal how Nasa's James Webb Space Telescope will be cryogenically tested ahead of its launch in 2018

Universe Today:
Mercury Spacecraft's 2015 Death Watch Could Go One More Month

New Scientist:
'Super-powered oven' suggests Venus once had continents

Discovery News:
Mars Rover Opportunity Suffers Worrying Bouts of 'Amnesia'

Spaceflight Now:
Dawn begins final approach to dwarf planet Ceres

Daily Mail:
What a tail! Incredible photo shows ice from Comet Lovejoy turning into stream of gas as it gets closer to the sun

Gizmag:
Earth-like planets in Milky Way hint at 'possibility of ancient life'

Daily Mail:
Earth-sized planet found in the Milky Way is TWICE as old as our solar system - and discovery suggests life formed billions of years earlier than first thought

Space.com:
Planets with Odd, Mercury-Like Orbits Could Host Life

Space.com:
15 Amazing Space Missions to Watch in 2015

Universe Today:
10 Space Science Stories to Watch in 2015

Space.com:
10 Must-See Stargazing Events to Look Up for in 2015

Space.com:
Planet Venus to Dazzle Stargazers in 2015 Night Sky

NEW YEAR'S WEEKEND EDITION: January 1 through January 4, 2015

io9:
10 Futurama Jokes That Will Make You Smarter

Wired:
Mathematicians Make a Major Discovery About Prime Numbers

Daily Mail:
Can YOU solve the mystery of UVB-76? Radio station has 'buzzed' every second since the 1970s - but no one knows why

National Geographic:
Our Photographers' Favorite Cameras

Daily Mail:
Would YOU ride MIT's handmade wooden rollercoaster? Students build ride for incoming freshmen (but much to parents relief, they aren't allowed a loop)

Daily Mail:
Beach walker stumbles on a 'whopper' ichthyosaur: 200-million-year-old fossil is the first complete 'fish lizard' found in Wales

National Geographic:
First Artists

National Geographic:
Tracking the First Americans

Ancient Origins:
Uncovering The Lost City of Helike

Daily Mail:
Was the Mayan civilisation wiped out by an extreme drought? Study of Great Blue Hole suggests 100-year dry spell caused collapse

The History Blog:
16th c. Faith stolen by priest found after 70 years

The History Blog:
Charlottenburg Palace's New Wing reopens after restoration

The History Blog:
Sailor's coat from USS Monitor ready for display

The History Blog:
Artifacts from Scotland Yard's Black Museum to go on public display

Daily Mail:
Immigrant lives frozen in time: Never-before-seen photos from inside Manhattan's Tenement Museum shed light on Lower East Side's notorious turn-of-the-century slum

io9:
What the City of New York Did to "Typhoid Mary" Was Pretty Horrific

The Atlantic:
Rise and Fall of the American Kiddie Ride

Gizmodo:
Russia's Terrifying 'Nuke Trains' Will Be Roving The Rails By 2018

Heritage Daily:
10 must see cave paintings

Heritage Daily:
Seven must-see Long Barrows in England

Ancient Origins:
The Spectacular Ancient Megaliths of the Ural Mountains

Heritage Daily:
Top Must See Stone Circles in Britain

Heritage Daily:
10 must see historic walls

Heritage Daily:
Ten Must See Iron Age Hill Forts In Britain

Heritage Daily:
10 must see ancient Greek temples

Heritage Daily:
10 must see Roman sites across the world

Heritage Daily:
8 Roman Ampitheatres in Britain

Heritage Daily:
10 must see sites along Hadrian's Wall

Heritage Daily:
10 must see castles in Russia

Heritage Daily:
10 must see castles in Scotland

Heritage Daily:
10 must see castles in Ireland

Heritage Daily:
10 must see castles in Wales

Heritage Daily:
10 must see UNESCO World Heritage Sites

Heritage Daily:
10 World Monuments - Now and then in pics

Heritage Daily:
8 Ancient Geoglyphs Across the Globe

Ancient Origins:
Top Ten Underwater Discoveries of 2014

National Geographic:
Travel 365: Best of 2014

Daily Mail:
If Old MacDonald had a GARAGE! Artist takes car parts destined for the scrap yard and transforms them into incredible animal sculptures




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