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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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