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February 22, 2018

Space.com:
SpaceX Delays Falcon 9 Rocket Launch Due to High-Altitude Winds

Daily Mail:
Strong winds force SpaceX to delay the launch of the first of nearly 12,000 'Starlink' satellites that could bring super-fast internet to billions of people

Space News:
NASA foresees human lunar landings by the late 2020s

Popular Mechanics:
NASA's $1 Billion Mobile Launcher Leans a Little

Daily Mail:
Nasa is making new spacesuits with built-in TOILETS to replace the leaky diapers currently worn by astronauts

Daily Mail:
European space probe that will 'sniff' the Martian atmosphere for signs of life has successfully swung into position ahead of its mission

Spaceflight Insider:
MRO image shows dust covering Phoenix landing site

Spaceflight Now:
Photos: Falcon 9 on the eve of launch from Vandenberg

February 21, 2018

Teslerati:
SpaceX to attempt "hot" Falcon 9 landing at sea in spite of heavy payload

Daily Mail:
SpaceX's claw boat dubbed 'Mr. Steven' will use a net 'like a giant catcher's mitt' to recover Falcon 9's nose cone after next launch

Spaceflight Insider:
Could the X3 ion thruster propel us to Mars?

Spaceflight Insider:
Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter in precautionary standby mode

Spaceflight Insider:
NASA's Opportunity rover still finding surprises on Mars

Daily Mail:
Cassini's 'final frontier': NASA shares stunning new image of the site where its spacecraft plunged into Saturn's atmosphere

Daily Mail:
Jupiter's Earth-sized 'Great Red Spot' megastorm may only have 10 to 20 years left before it dies

Spaceflight Insider:
Opportunity rover has spent 5,000 Martian days on the Red Planet

Popular Science:
The Little Rover That Could

February 20, 2018

Red Bull:
A history of Australia's eeriest alien encounters

EarthSky:
Astronomers tracking close-passing asteroid 2017 VR12

MetroNews Canada:
Green 'fireball' meteor Sunday wows Lower Mainland, Vancouver Island

Eugene Register-Guard:
Fireball of burning "space junk" glowed across northwestern Oregon on Wednesday night

The Oregonian:
Bright fireball that burned across Oregon skies likely just 'space junk,' experts say

Space News:
NASA certifies Falcon 9 for science missions

Spaceflight Now:
Photos: Russian cargo freighter blasts off from snow-covered launch pad

Daily Mail:
NASA revives its Cold War-era idea of using atomic rockets to create 'drastically smaller' craft that will get to Mars by the 2030s

Popular Mechanics:
After Years of Problems, NASA's Robonaut Is Coming Home

Daily Mail:
Can you see it? Elon Musk's red Tesla Roadster is spotted zooming through space in incredible footage captured 500,000 miles away

PRESIDENTS' DAY WEEKEND EDITION:
February 17, 2018 through February 19, 2018


Live Science:
Life Could Exist in Strange, Alien Universes

Forbes:
The Big Bang Theory's Top Critic Also Named It

Forbes:
Chaos Theory, The Butterfly Effect, And The Computer Glitch That Started It All

Daily Mail:
Robots ski and tumble down the slopes in their own 'Olympics' ski challenge on the sidelines of the Winter Games in Pyeongchang

Daily Mail:
Who's a good boy? Boston Dynamics' SpotMini robo-dog has learned how to open DOORS for his 'friends'

The Guardian:
Dinosaur-killing asteroid caused molten rock to burst from ocean floor study

The History Blog:
Trail of mammoth footprints found in Oregon

Ars Technica:
DNA from the poop of extinct four-meter-tall birds reveals lost ecosystem

Daily Mail:
The rock art that rewrites the history of Saudi Arabia: 10,000-year-old engravings of rare aurochs and wild camels reveal the area would have been a haven for prehistoric animals

The History Blog:
Getty acquires 5th c. B.C. Etruscan sun god applique

The Guardian:
Friends, Romans, naked wolf-men ... why an ancient festival is still controversial

Daily Mail:
'Unprecedented' life-sized camel sculptures dating back 2,000 years are discovered engraved in rock in the Saudi desert

Smithsonian Magazine:
A Crusader-Era High Altar Resurfaces in Jerusalem's Holy Sepulcher

BBC History Extra:
The Jews of medieval England

The History Blog:
Portrait of Henry VIII is truly Tudor

The History Blog:
Mauritshuis identifies "copy" as original Jan Steen

Smithsonian Magazine:
Some Stories About George Washington Are Just Too Good to Be True

HistoryNet:
Untouchable Agent 13

History.com:
Which American President Was the First to be Photographed?

HistoryNet:
Elizabeth Peabody: An Old Soul

History.com:
California Once Tried to Ban Black People

History.com:
Meet the Real-Life Family Behind "Little Women"

HistoryNet:
SLIDESHOW: 5 Civil War Veteran Presidents

History.com:
Frederick Douglass's Emotional Meeting With His Former Slave Master

The Atlantic:
WWI's Zeppelin Bombings Popularized the Trend of 'Pyjamas'

Daily Mail:
Horrors of the Somme brought to life: Soldiers haul heavy guns through the mud and devastation and wait nervously in the trenches during WWI's bloodiest battle in incredible colourised photos

History.com:
A Divided Germany Came Together for the Olympics Decades Before Korea Did

Smithsonian Magazine:
The Devastating Impact of the 1961 Plane Crash That Wiped Out the Entire U.S. Figure Skating Team

Atlas Obscura:
The Gay Coffeehouse Where Off-Off Broadway Theater Was Born

Atlas Obscura:
The Underground Magazine That Sparked the Longest Obscenity Trial in British History

Popular Mechanics:
7 Monster Machines That Didn't Quite Go As Planned

Atlas Obscura:
Rediscovering the Blazingly Bright Colors of Ancient Sculptures

Atlas Obscura:
Meet the Artist Who Makes Creatures Out of Cutlery

February 16, 2018

Drive -- The War Zone:
You Need To Hear These FAA Tapes From That Oregon UFO Incident That Sent F-15s Scrambling

Popular Science:
China shot down another missile in space

Popular Mechanics:
Launching To Space at a Crawl

Popular Mechanics:
Here's How NASA's Wild Airless Tires Work

HistoryNet:
Delta Dreamer

Popular Science:
WATCH: 24 of the most famous space launches ever

Popular Mechanics:
The Very Real History of Death Stars

February 15, 2018

MuckRock:
Formerly SECRET memo shows how the Air Force investigated UFO sightings

Spaceflight Insider:
Orion spacecraft planned for lunar mission begins construction by Lockheed Martin

Stuff NZ:
Roger Hanson: The promise of the Heavy Falcon

Spaceflight Now:
Elon Musk's Tesla will have a close encounter with Earth in 2091

Astrobiology Magazine:
A Piece of Mars is Going Home

Daily Mail:
NASA spacecraft speeding toward a nearby asteroid snaps incredible photo of Earth and the moon from nearly 40 MILLION miles away

February 14, 2018

Daily Mail:
The secret payload aboard SpaceX's orbiting Roadster: Tiny quartz storage disc designed to last MILLIONS of years revealed to be carrying a mini 'library' through space

Spaceflight Now:
Soyuz rocket launches cargo freighter to International Space Station

Spaceflight Insider:
Progress MS-08 cargo ship launches on two-day trek to ISS

Spaceflight Insider:
What really happened to GovSat-1's Falcon 9 first stage?

Astrobiology Magazine:
Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter Preparing for Years Ahead

Popular Science:
Dust, meteorites, cosmic rays and everything else currently destroying the Tesla in space

February 13, 2018

Michigan Radio:
Forty years ago this weekend, a WJR radio personality may have encountered a UFO

Spaceflight Insider:
Launch of Progress MS-08 space station cargo freighter scrubbed

Spaceflight Now:
Resupply launch scrubbed, thwarting fast-track rendezvous with space station

Space News:
NASA studying commercial crew contingency plans

Spaceflight Insider:
NASA prepares Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter to support future missions

Daily Mail:
Cigar-shaped interstellar asteroid that was thought to be an 'alien probe' collided with a mystery object before tumbling into our solar system at 97,200mph

February 12, 2018

Daily Mail:
Elon Musk's red Roadster is now officially a celestial object: NASA adds the orbiting sports car and 'space-suit wearing mannequin' to the log of objects in the solar system (and reveals it's also towing sci-fi novels and a toy Tesla)

Live Science:
The Next Falcon Heavy Will Carry the Most Powerful Atomic Clock Ever Launched into Space

Popular Mechanics:
Russia Is Now Working on a Super Heavy Rocket of Its Own

Popular Mechanics:
The James Webb Space Telescope Takes a Road Trip

Gizmodo:
Interstellar Asteroids Like 'Oumuamua Could Rewrite the Origins of Life on Earth

WEEKEND EDITION: February 10, 2018 through February 11, 2018

Popular Mechanics:
LHC Scientists Discover First Evidence of Particle Proposed Nearly 50 Years Ago

Forbes:
What's Wrong With Newtonian Gravity?

Popular Mechanics:
The Equation That Produces a Graph of Itself

Smithsonian Magazine:
Meet the Robots of the 2018 Olympics

Scientific American:
The Day the Earth Stood Still

IFL Science:
Bizarrely, A Tiny Town In Australia Is Actually Sitting On A Part Of Ancient North America

The Conversation:
Five active volcanoes on my Asia Pacific 'Ring of Fire' watch-list right now

Forbes:
The New Madrid Earthquake Struck 206 Years Ago

Daily Mail:
Climate change-driven collapse of rainforests 307 million years ago spurred mass extinction among Earth's first land animals - and paved the way for modern mammals to emerge

Stuff NZ:
Fossils from 205 million years ago named as a 'new' reptile

Daily Mail:
Scientists discover the most complete bird fossil from the dinosaur era ever found encased in 99 MILLION-year-old amber

Daily Mail:
Incredible 90 million-year-old fossil of a 'lizard fish' is found by a 10-year-old boy touring a Colombian monastery in a 'once-in-a-lifetime discovery'

ABC Australia:
Some things you may not know about fantastic flying foxes

ABC Australia:
Cheddar Man: First modern Britons had 'dark to black' skin, DNA research reveals

The Guardian:
Discovery of Windsor Neolithic monument excites archaeologists

The History Blog:
Tomb of high-ranking 5th Dynasty priestess found in Giza

Daily Mail:
Stunning new images mapping an ancient Mayan 'megalopolis' reveal the site where THOUSANDS of pyramids and palaces now lay hidden beneath thick jungle foliage in Guatemala

The History Blog:
Warwick high school scores a Roman villa

Daily Mail:
Archaeologists in Israel unearth 1,800-year-old 'rare and beautiful' Roman mosaic inscribed with mysterious Greek text at site of ancient shopping mall

Daily Mail:
One of the world's most famous medieval manuscripts, the lavishly illustrated Book Of Kells, was created in two halves up to 50 years apart

The History Blog:
UK bars export of rare Georgian baby house

Atlas Obscura:
How Lewis and Clark Helped Shape American English

Smithsonian Magazine:
The Book That Spooked the South

San Francisco Chronicle:
San Francisco's ghost ships are buried here

Smithsonian Magazine:
Frederick Douglass' 200th Birthday Invites Remembrance and Reflection

San Francisco Chronicle:
Here's what San Francisco looked like 100 years ago

San Francisco Chronicle:
You'll hardly recognize San Francisco in these vintage postcards from the 1939-40 Expo

Timeline:
Photos: The L.A. Zoot Suit Riots of 1943 were a targeted attack on Mexican and nonwhite youths

Smithsonian Magazine:
Rare Home Movies of the Secret Manhattan Project Grounds

BBC History Extra:
From Rosa Parks to Martin Luther King: the boycott that inspired the dream

Smithsonian Magazine:
In 1968, Three Students Were Killed by Police. Today, Few Remember the Orangeburg Massacre

History.com:
How the Black Panthers' Breakfast Program Both Inspired and Threatened the Government

Atlas Obscura:
Found: An Unknown Language Spoken in a Single Malaysian Village

Popular Mechanics:
What To Do in a Nuclear Attack

February 9, 2018

Daily Mail:
'Son of Blackbird' hypersonic spy plane could 'circle the globe in three hours' to strike targets at twice the speed of a bullet, Boeing engineer claims

Daily Mail:
Is this the flying taxi of the future? Electric 200mph 16-rotor 'megadrone' that can transform into a plane mid-air gets $100 million backing from Toyota and Intel

Daily Mail:
EHang's driverless MEGADRONE carries passengers around China at 80mph in its first ever test flights

Popular Mechanics:
Why an Enormous British Airship Required Thousands of Ox Intestines to Get off the Ground

Atlas Obscura:
When NASA Wasn't Sure if Astronauts Could Swallow in Space

Phys.org:
Sticking to the schedule was difficult for Apollo astronauts

Ars Technica:
The Greatest Leap, part 4: Catching Apollo fever as a new NASA employee

February 8, 2018

Evansville Courier & Press:
Webb: UFOs invaded the Tri-State in 1963. What were they?

Newsweek:
Two Asteroids Only Discovered Sunday Pass Earth Closer Than the Moon This Week

Inverse:
This Asteroid Can't Wait to Snuggle Earth on Friday

Daily Mail:
The galaxy's fastest car: Elon Musk releases stunning real-time video of Tesla Roadster and its passenger zooming through space (but admits it OVERSHOT its orbit and is now going beyond Mars at 25,000mph)

Daily Mail:
Elon Musk confirms the middle booster of Falcon Heavy EXPLODED after it missed its drone ship and hit the ocean at 300mph during SpaceX's historic launch of the world's most powerful rocket

The Guardian:
SpaceX rocket set to overshoot Mars and hurtle towards asteroid belt

Popular Mechanics:
SpaceX Aims to Begin BFR Spaceship Flight Tests as Soon as Next Year

New Atlas:
Dream Chaser cleared to visit space station in 2020

Astrobiology Magazine:
New study sheds light on moon's slow retreat from frozen Earth

Universe Today:
The Solar System Probably has Thousands of Captured Interstellar Asteroids

February 7, 2018

Spaceflight Insider:
SpaceX does it for the first time again: Falcon Heavy sends a Tesla to deep space

Daily Mail:
Flight of the Falcon: Moment Elon Musk fired the world's most powerful rocket and a Tesla Roadster to MARS (with Bowie's Life on Mars on its stereo and a crash-test dummy at the wheel) then landed two booster rockets together in perfect sync

Space News:
SpaceX no longer planning crewed missions on Falcon Heavy

Spaceflight Now:
Video: Falcon Heavy blasts off, boosters land at Cape Canaveral

Daily Mail:
India will land a rover on the moon in APRIL: Nation plans to send an orbiter, lander and a surface probe to explore the lunar south pole in a world first

Daily Mail:
Construction has officially begun on the Orion crew capsule that will one day take humans to the moon and Mars, Lockheed Martin reveals

Daily Mail:
Scientists discover planets in galaxies beyond the Milky Way for the first time in microlensing breakthrough

February 6, 2018

EarthSky:
Watch online as 2 asteroids sweep close this week

Spaceflight Insider:
SpaceX set to attempt history again with Falcon Heavy's first flight

Popular Mechanics:
SpaceX Just Put Out an Animated Version of the Falcon Heavy Launch

Popular Mechanics:
Elon Musk's Space Tesla Isn't Going to Mars. It's Going Somewhere More Important.

Spaceflight Now:
Photos: Falcon Heavy in position for first test launch

Universe Today:
12,800 Years Ago, Earth Was Struck by a Disintegrating Comet, Setting Off Global Firestorms

Daily Mail:
Ancient humans may have witnessed catastrophic fireballs from a 62-mile-wide comet near the end of the last Ice Age that spurred blazes larger than the 'dinosaur killers'

February 5, 2018

Smithsonian Magazine:
How UFO Reports Change With the Technology of the Times

Adventures in Poor Taste:
Life imitates art? - The reciprocal relationship between UFO reports and Hollywood

Daily Mail:
NASA fires up the engine of its SLS megarocket for the second time this year in another step toward future missions to the moon and Mars

Spaceflight Now:
SpaceX receives commercial launch license for first Falcon Heavy flight

Spaceflight Now:
Cosmonauts upgrade station high-gain antenna on record-breaking spacewalk

Daily Mail:
Mars as never seen before: NASA's Curiosity rover reveals a stunning panorama of the Martian landscape

Spaceflight Insider:
Tiangong-1 space laboratory to crash to Earth between mid-March and mid-April, according to new ESA estimates

WEEKEND EDITION: February 3, 2018 through February 4, 2018

Forbes:
How Did The Matter In Our Universe Arise From Nothing?

Daily Mail:
The most detailed model of our universe ever created: Stunning simulation showing 13 BILLION years of evolution could unlock the secrets of our cosmos

Wired:
The Legend of Chimp, the Vaguely Humanoid Robot

Live Science:
Meet Erica, Japan's Next Robot News Anchor

Edmonton Sun:
Japanese cafe hires robot barista

Daily Mail:
Rare 200 million-year-old ichthyosaurus fossil discovered in a private collection two decades after it was uncovered is only the second example of its species ever found

Daily Mail:
Stone mason, 21, inspired by Sir David Attenborough takes just 15 minutes to find a 190-million-year-old ammonite on his first ever fossil dig in East Devon

Daily Mail:
Dinosaurs and mammals crossed paths on this enormous slab of rock outside Washington, DC, 110 MILLION years ago (and it's been hiding in a NASA parking lot)

Daily Mail:
New species of bus-sized titanosaur that travelled across the Sahara 80 million years ago reveals an ancient link between Africa and Europe during the end of the dinosaurs' reign

Daily Mail:
Did humans leave Africa earlier than we thought? Scientists find impressive stone tools from India that suggest our species dispersed 85,000 years before

Ars Technica:
Hunting for the ancient lost farms of North America

Daily Mail:
Maya 'megalopolis' featuring thousands of ancient pyramids, palaces and causeways is found hidden under thick jungle foliage in Guatemala

Daily Mail:
Rare gold and garnet Anglo-Saxon cross found 'still gleaming' on the chest of a teenage noble girl buried 1,300 years ago is set to go on display in Cambridge

Smithsonian Magazine:
This Newly Digitized 16th-Century Planisphere Is the Largest-Known Early Map

Forbes:
The Day An Earthquake In America Caused A Tsunami In Japan

HistoryNet:
Missing Alamo Missives

History.com:
Was the Real Lone Ranger a Black Man?

HistoryNet:
Flash-in-the-Pan Creede

Atlas Obscura:
Demystifying the Winchester Mystery House

HistoryNet:
Wizard of the Wires

HistoryNet:
Speaking in Tongues

Air & Space Magazine:
The First Black Airmen to Fly Across America

HistoryNet:
The "Good" Conscientious Objector Lew Ayres

Aviation History Magazine:
Forty Seconds Over Eisenach

HistoryNet:
An Ill Wind: How American Secrecy Stopped a Japanese Terror Attack

HistoryNet:
Surprise, Kill, Vanish: Operatives Take On Nazi Forces in Norway

HistoryNet:
In the Uniform of the Enemy: The Dutch Waffen-SS

Flashbak:
The House of The Future: Charles Schridde's Stunning 1960s Adverts For Motorola

February 2, 2018

Jalopnik:
A Russian Fighter Jet Just Came Screaming Within Five Feet Of An American Navy Spy Plane

The Aviationist:
Navy Has Released Additional Videos Of The Russian Su-27 Intercepting U.S. EP-3E To Show How Close The Flanker Was To The Spy Plane

Popular Mechanics:
The Air Force Turned Off GPS To Rehearse a War Without It

Galesburg Register-Mail:
R-M Archives: Space race full speed in 1959

Austin American-Statesman:
The short suborbital career of Austin native Sam the Space Monkey

New Atlas:
60 years ago today, America launched its first satellite into orbit

Christian Science Monitor:
Explorer 1 at 60: How has space travel changed us?

Birmingham News:
Celebrating the Army's Explorer 1 legacy

Astronomy Magazine:
Explorer 1: The start of the American Space Age

Los Angeles Times:
Blast from the past: How Explorer 1, America's first satellite, launched the space race and NASA

Los Angeles Times:
They ran the first lap of a long space race

Space.com:
Relive the Launch of Explorer 1, America's 1st Satellite (Videos)

February 1, 2018

Space News:
SpaceX launches GovSat-1 with previously flown Falcon 9 booster

Spaceflight Now:
Soyuz rocket fires into space with 11 satellites

Spaceflight Insider:
Launch of GovSat-1 clears the way for first flight of Falcon Heavy

Spaceflight Now:
Juno's latest imagery from Jupiter

Daily Mail:
Rare 'super blue blood moon' not seen for more than 150 years stuns skygazers around the world

January 31, 2018

Spaceflight Insider:
SpaceX scrubs Falcon 9 launch to replace second stage sensor

New Atlas:
NASA to attempt recovery of lost IMAGE satellite

Ars Technica:
Russia's Proton rocket falls on hard times

Forbes:
How The James Webb Space Telescope Will Deploy (In An Ideal World)

Popular Science:
Astronauts lose weight in space, and it might be because their food is literally floating around inside them

Forbes:
Dawn Spacecraft Shines Light On Shrouded Dwarf Planet

January 30, 2018

Spaceflight Insider:
2nd Falcon 9 of 2018 readied to loft Luxembourg's GovSat-1

Universe Today:
NASA's Insight Lander Spreads Its Solar Wings. It'll Fly To Mars In May, 2018

Seeker:
NASA's GOLD Mission Will Observe How Weather on Earth and in Space Interact

Universe Today:
Icy Worlds Like Europa and Enceladus Might Actually be too Soft to Land On

Universe Today:
Get Set For a "Super Blue Blood Moon Total Lunar Eclipse"

January 29, 2018

Spaceflight Now:
China launches fourth trio of Yaogan military satellites since September

Spaceflight Insider:
Ariane 5 rocket places 2 satellites into orbit despite telemetry anomaly

Spaceflight Now:
Ariane 5 deploys two telecom satellites in orbit despite telemetry loss

Spaceflight Insider:
Satellites placed into incorrect orbits by Ariane 5 can be recovered, owners say

Space News:
SpaceX sets first Falcon Heavy launch for Feb. 6

Spaceflight Now:
SpaceX schedules Feb. 6 target date for Falcon Heavy test launch

Spaceflight Now:
Software patch fixes station robot arm; Monday spacewalk repair called off

Spaceflight Insider:
Software patch fixes Canadarm2 anomaly, US EVA-48 postponed

Spaceflight Insider:
Dust storms linked to gas escaping Martian atmosphere

New Atlas:
Long "dead" NASA satellite discovered alive by amateur astronomer

WEEKEND EDITION: January 27, 2018 through January 28, 2018

Forbes:
Yes, The Multiverse Is Real, But It Won't Fix Physics

Forbes:
The Three Meanings Of E=mc^2, Einstein's Most Famous Equation

Gizmodo:
Test of Einstein's Theory Confirms the Sun Is Losing Mass

Big Think:
The 3 biggest mistakes made by Einstein

BBC News:
Meet the motorbike-racing robot

Daily Mail:
Pole-dancing robot STRIPPERS that 'stole the show' at a Las Vegas club are headed to NYC this weekend

Albuquerque Journal:
Fabio (the robot) gets fired after only a week

Daily Mail:
Life may have existed on Earth more than 4 BILLION years ago during the planet's 'hellish' early years, when it was repeatedly slammed by asteroids

Daily Mail:
Raven-sized creature that lived in southern Germany 150 million years is the oldest example of the 'missing link' between dinosaurs and birds

Daily Mail:
How the horse lost its toes: Creature evolved hooves 5 million years ago to gallop faster but still carries the 'buds' of its lost digits complete with their own nerves and blood vessels

New York Times:
In Cave in Israel, Scientists Find Jawbone Fossil From Oldest Modern Human Out of Africa

The Guardian:
Oldest known human fossil outside Africa discovered in Israel

Daily Mail:
Neolithic pottery shard decorated with stunning ochre patterns reveals early humans in Europe were better connected than first thought

Daily Mail:
One of the world's first crayons used to decorate animal skins by our ancestors 10,000 years ago is found in an ancient lake in Scarborough

The History Blog:
83-ton Ramses II collossus moved to new home

Daily Mail:
Ancient calendar used by a celibate Jewish brotherhood is revealed in the Dead Sea Scrolls after scientists painstakingly piece together 60 tiny fragments of the mysterious text

Daily Mail:
Are we closer to solving the mystery of the 600-year-old Voynich manuscript? AI claims to have cracked the code in the 'world's most mysterious book'

Smithsonian Magazine:
How Dodge City Became a Symbol of Frontier Lawlessness

San Francisco Chronicle:
A peek inside vintage California grocery stores of years gone by

Atlas Obscura:
The U.S. Government Once Nuked a Bunch of File Cabinets

The Conversation:
50 years ago, a US military jet crashed in Greenland - with 4 nuclear bombs on board

Smithsonian Magazine:
Fifty Years Ago, North Korea Captured an American Ship and Nearly Started a Nuclear War

The Atlantic:
The People Who Would Survive Nuclear War

The Atlantic:
'Charlottesville': A Government-Commissioned Story About Nuclear War

Atlas Obscura:
Meet the People Keeping Mold-A-Rama Alive

January 26, 2018

Popular Mechanics:
No Treaty Will Stop Space Weapons

Wired:
Riding a Wild Wind, Transatlantic Jets Fly Faster Than Ever

Daily Mail:
The 'Segway of the sky' that ANYONE can fly: French Flyboard inventor Franky Zapata reveals new Ezfly hoverboard that uses jet thrusters to zoom you through the air at 80mph

Popular Mechanics:
Airports Keep Renaming Runways for a Peculiar Reason: Magnetism

The Verge:
Apollo astronauts often fell behind schedule on the Moon

Hackaday:
Space Escape: Flying A Chair To Lunar Orbit

Air & Space Magazine:
Before Launching Probes to Venus, NASA Had to Figure Out Exactly Where It Was

January 25, 2018

Daily Mail:
Nasa is tracking a 'potentially hazardous' asteroid the size of the Burj Khalifa that will fly past Earth at a distance of just 200,000 miles

Popular Mechanics:
There's a New Brightest Object in the Sky

Daily Mail:
Ready for liftoff! Elon Musk says Falcon Heavy megarocket could launch as soon as next week after SpaceX FINALLY fires up all 27 engines in secretive test at Florida launchpad

Spaceflight Now:
Hold-down firing nudges Falcon Heavy rocket closer to first liftoff

Spaceflight Insider:
SpaceX Falcon Heavy warms up LC-39A during static test fire

Universe Today:
Finally! SpaceX's Falcon Heavy Does its Static Fire Test. Actual Flight Should Be "In A Week Or So"

Popular Science:
Watch SpaceX's massive Falcon Heavy rocket pass an explosive milestone

Universe Today:
This is the Surface of a Giant Star, 350 Times Larger Than the Sun

Daily Mail:
Two Earth-like planets with enough water and heat for life to flourish are found in a solar system that looks similar to our own 39 light years away

January 24, 2018

Daily Mail:
SpaceX eyes Wednesday for the first test fire of all 27 engines on the Falcon Heavy megarocket after several setbacks

Popular Mechanics:
Rocket Lab Reveals Secret Engine and "Kick Stage" for the Electron Rocket

Spaceflight Now:
Spacewalkers complete repairs to station robotic arm

Spaceflight Insider:
Astronauts replace Canadarm2 'hand' on ISS in first spacewalk of 2018

Spaceflight Now:
Build-up of Ariane 5 rocket complete for launch Thursday

Spaceflight Insider:
Juno spacecraft captures stunning images of Jupiter's cloud tops, storms

January 23, 2018

Daily Mail:
When WILL SpaceX test its megarocket? Falcon Heavy static fire delayed again due to government shutdown - as NASA reveals it's also suspended activities

Daily Mail:
Nasa begins tests of its 430,000mph probe that will 'touch the sun' in an attempt to predict devastating solar storms

The Atlantic:
When Will Astronauts Launch From U.S. Soil Again?

Universe Today:
Upcoming Telescopes Should be Able to Detect Mountains and Other Landscapes on Extrasolar Planets

Gizmodo:
Our Universe Could Be Littered With Alien Viruses - and We Should Be Looking for Them

January 22, 2018

C|Net:
Newly spotted asteroid slips by Earth and nearby satellites

Washington Post:
Let's talk about the big scary asteroid that's NOT going to hit Earth

CBC:
Fire in the sky: Albertans report fireball over province

Daily Mail:
Meteorite hunters find first fragments of Michigan meteor days after the exploding space rock sent a fireball tearing through the night sky

Sky & Telescope:
Hunters Recover Meteorites From Michigan Fireball

Space News:
Rocket Lab Electron reaches orbit on second launch

Spaceflight Now:
Rocket Lab delivers nanosatellites to orbit on first successful test launch

Spaceflight Now:
U.S. military satellite launched to fortify against missile attacks

Spaceflight Now:
Asteroid missions on track to reach their destinations in 2018

Cincinnati Enquirer:
Ohio's famous encounter with a meteor had a lasting impression

Forbes:
Yes, We Can Survive A Deadly Asteroid Impact Just As Our Early Ancestors Did

The Conversation:
A huge asteroid wiped out the dinosaurs, but what danger do smaller ones pose?

WEEKEND EDITION: January 20, 2018 through January 21, 2018

Quanta Magazine:
Why an Old Theory of Everything Is Gaining New Life

Science Trends:
Using Machine Learning To Study The String Landscape

The Verge:
This tiny robot moves so fast it's just a blur on camera

Wired:
Forget the Robot Singularity Apocalypse. Let's Talk About the Multiplicity

Daily Mail:
From the tiny robot controlled by your brainwaves, to the AI companion that can recognize your pets: The adorable bots on display at CES

Daily Mail:
Exquisite wing fossils reveal the world's first butterflies appeared 200 million years ago, long BEFORE there were flowers on Earth to pollinate

Live Science:
Little 'Rainbow' Dinosaur Discovered by Farmer in China

Atlas Obscura:
An Amazing Fossilized Eye Reveals How an Ancient Bird Saw

Daily Mail:
The giant burrowing BAT that scurried along the ground 19 million years ago

Daily Mail:
Orangutans 'may know medicines unknown to humans': Great apes are filmed chewing plants to make 'ointment' that eases aching limbs in a world first

Daily Mail:
Incredible footage shows an octopus change colour in SECONDS to protect itself from predators

The Guardian:
Complex engineering and metal-work discovered beneath ancient Greek 'pyramid'

Live Science:
4,000-Year-Old Mummies Are Half Brothers, DNA Analysis Shows

Live Science:
Archaeologists Begin Search for Tomb of King Tut's Wife

Live Science:
Untouched 'Frozen Tomb' Discovered in Siberia

BBC History Extra:
Scythians: the art of war

The History Blog:
Precise date of Porta Nigra in Trier identified

The History Blog:
Unique Roman game board found in 4th c. tomb in Slovakia

Daily Mail:
Political life of the mysterious Moche 'desert people' is revealed after researchers uncover two secret chambers used by leaders for debates and elaborate feasts 1,500 years ago

Forbes:
The Day England Outlawed Alchemy

BBC History Extra:
Elizabeth of York: a Tudor of rare talent

BBC History Extra:
The plot to kidnap King George III

Smithsonian Magazine:
From Helping Shut-Ins to Sisterly Advice, Mail-Order Magazines Did More Than Just Sell Things

Atlas Obscura:
The British Once Built a 1,100-Mile Hedge Through the Middle of India

The History Blog:
Trouvelot's astronomical drawings to go on display

Daily Mail:
Seen for the first time in a century: Previously unknown Van Gogh masterpieces that provide a 'stylistic missing link' for the Dutch artist go on display in Amsterdam

Forbes:
Nikola Tesla's Earthquake Machine

Atlas Obscura:
The Painstaking Process Behind Those Wild WWI Naval Paint Jobs

Smithsonian Magazine:
The Woman Who Transformed How We Teach Geography

The Atlantic:
The Accidental Poison That Founded the Modern FDA

Atlas Obscura:
Who Really Designed the American Dime?

Atlas Obscura:
How Mr. Potato Head Changed the Advertising Business

Jalopnik:
This Is What A Nuclear 'Fizzle' Looks Like

Smithsonian Magazine:
Sixty Years Ago, Willie O'Ree Broke the NHL's Color Barrier

Atlas Obscura:
The Little-Known History of Seafaring Pets

January 19, 2018

Bloomberg:
America's Fastest Spy Plane May Be Back - and Hypersonic

The Aviationist:
The Belgian Air Force Has Released Footage Of The Russian Tu-160 Blackjack Intercepted Over The North Sea

History Net:
The Sky's Their Canvas

Daily Mail:
All hail the Hurricane: How the rugged aerial warrior was a masterpiece of strength and resilience that the RAF would have lost the Battle of Britain without

Air & Space Magazine:
The Day a Soviet Moon Rover Refused to Stop

Newmax:
Genius Was Behind Apollo's Lunar Legacy

January 18, 2018

Newsweek:
Giant 'Potentially Hazardous' Asteroid Will Whiz By Earth So Close We Can See Inside It

WILX-TV:
Meteorite fragments scattered across Mid-Michigan

ABC News:
Science Says: That Michigan meteor could have been meatier

Detroit Free Press:
Which type of meteorite landed in Michigan? NASA 90% sure it knows

Spaceflight Now:
Photos: Ground crews roll 75th Atlas 5 rocket to its launch pad

Spaceflight Insider:
Aerojet Rocketdyne starts off a busy 2018 with hot fire of RS-25 engine

Spaceflight Insider:
Long March 11 scheduled to orbit nine small satellites Friday

Astrobiology Magazine:
Cassini Finds Saturn Moon Has 'Sea Level' Like Earth

Spaceflight Insider:
Titan's haze captured in Cassini photo

Astrobiology Magazine:
Meteorites Brought Water To Earth During the First Two Million Years

January 17, 2018

CBS News:
"Likely" meteor lights up sky over Michigan, National Weather Service says

NBC News:
'Fireball' Lights Up Midwestern Sky, Tangles Emergency Phone Lines, Sets Twitter Ablaze

Spaceflight Now:
Sharp-eyed surveillance satellite launched by China

Spaceflight Now:
Electron test launch from New Zealand could happen this weekend

Spaceflight Now:
Photos: Delta 4 blasts off from Vandenberg's historic SLC-6 launch pad

Spaceflight Now:
James Webb Space Telescope completes critical end-to-end test

January 16, 2018

Digital Trends:
SpaceX aims to fire up its powerful Falcon Heavy rocket on Tuesday

Forbes:
Doubts About SpaceX Reliability Persist As Astronaut Missions Approach

Space News:
New U.S. missile-warning satellite set for launch at Cape Canaveral

Endgadget:
Chinese booster rocket nearly smashes into a small town

Spaceflight Insider:
Steep Martian slopes reveal structure of underground ice sheets

Astrobiology Magazine:
Ingredients for Life Revealed in Meteorites That Fell to Earth

January 15, 2018

Spaceflight Now:
Delta 4 rocket successfully lofts clandestine NRO satellite into orbit

Spaceflight Insider:
Classified NROL-47 mission launches from Vandenberg

Spaceflight Insider:
SpaceX's CRS-13 Dragon capsule departs ISS after 4-week stay

Spaceflight Now:
Commercial cargo craft splashes down in Pacific Ocean after station resupply run

Space News:
SpaceShipTwo performs glide flight in advance of powered tests

Space News:
Safety panel raises concerns about Falcon 9 pressure vessel for commercial crew missions

Salon:
The asteroids most likely to hit Earth

January 12, 2018

Daily Mail:
Has Lockheed Martin FINISHED building the secret hypersonic successor to the Blackbird? Skunkworks boss hints SR-72 bomber has 'already been made'

Popular Mechanics:
"Son of Blackbird": Boeing Reveals Hypersonic Concept That Could Replace SR-71

Daily Mail:
Virgin Galactic will send tourists into space within MONTHS: Richard Branson's VSS Unity spaceplane completes another successful glide test 3 years after the firm's deadly crash

Daily Mail:
Passenger 'super-drones' square off at CES as Workhorse and Volocopter show off incredible self-flying taxis

The Aviationist:
America's Secret Airline To Area 51 Is Now Hiring Flight Attendants

The Aviationist:
That Time the Luftwaffe Experimented with a Rocket-Launched F-104G Starfighter

January 11, 2018

Spaceflight Insider:
Chinese expert denies claims of Tiangong-1's uncontrolled re-entry

Universe Today:
China Says it Still has Control Over Tiangong - 1 and Can Decide Where It'll Crash

Daily Mail:
Top secret Zuma satellite DID fall into the Pacific after SpaceX launch, government officials confirm

Space News:
Pentagon shuts down questions about Zuma, and raises more questions

Spaceflight Now:
After Zuma, SpaceX keeps pace in preps for next Falcon 9 launch

Popular Mechanics:
Rocket Booster Falls From the Sky and Explodes Near Chinese Town

Daily Mail:
Think the weather is unpredictable on Earth? NASA image reveals the incredible cloud belts of Jupiter where storms rage with 129,000mph winds

Daily Mail:
Extraterrestrial diamond-studded 'Hypatia' stone found in Egypt is unlike anything seen in our solar system ever before, say scientists

January 10, 2018

Spaceflight Now:
Fate of mystery Zuma satellite in question

Daily Mail:
'Big Brother' spacecraft launches: World's first full-colour satellite is capable of capturing high-definition videos of individual people from orbit

Space News:
SpaceX delays commercial crew test flights to latter half of 2018

Space News:
Camera focus shift won't affect TESS mission

ABC Australia:
Mountain of water ice discovered just below Mars' surface

Space News:
In space and cyber, China is closing in on the United States

January 9, 2018

Regina Leader-Post:
Delving into Saskatchewan's most famous UFO sighting still sticks with me

Ars Technica:
It's not official, but sources say the secretive Zuma satellite was lost

Spaceflight Insider:
Was secret Zuma mission lost?

Spaceflight Now:
Plot thickens as New Horizons moves within year of next flyby

Spaceflight Insider:
Tiangong-1 space laboratory containing hazardous substance to crash to Earth in March

January 8, 2018

Spaceflight Insider:
SpaceX launches secretive 'Zuma' mission

Space News:
SpaceX launches classified payload to kick off busy year

Spaceflight Now:
SpaceX kicks off ambitious 2018 schedule with launch for U.S. government

Spaceflight Now:
Video: Falcon 9's first stage paints a dazzling spectacle in the sky

Space News:
Sierra Nevada clears Dream Chaser test milestone

Spaceflight Insider:
NASA's 'most experienced' astronaut, Moonwalker, John Young passes away aged 87

WEEKEND EDITION: January 6, 2018 through January 7, 2018

Forbes:
How Did The Matter In Our Universe Arise From Nothing?

Forbes:
Scientists Still Don't Know How Fast The Universe Is Expanding

Smithsonian Magazine:
This Is the Largest Known Prime Number Yet

Wired:
A Clever New Robotic 'Muscle' Seriously Lifts, Bro

Digital Trends:
Panasonic built a robot gentle enough to pick tomatoes, but not exactly graceful

Motherboard:
Should Robots Have Legs? An Investigation

Forbes:
This Is How Colossal The Largest Eruption Of The 20th Century Really Was

Forbes:
A Photographic Tour Of Some Of Iceland's Most Beautiful Volcanoes

Newsweek:
How Did Animals Evolve? Ancient Species Survived Without Oxygen

Newsweek:
Dinosaurs Ruled in 2017 - Here Are the Incredible Discoveries You May Have Missed

Atlas Obscura:
Found: A New Species of Lizard in a Dinosaur's Stomach

Newsweek:
Ancient Cave in China Filled With 45,000-Year-Old Stone Tools and Animal Bones, New Excavation Reveals

New Atlas:
Ancient DNA discovery reveals previously unknown population of native Americans

Live Science:
1,000-Year-Old Stone Structure in Mexico May Depict Creation of Earth

Atlas Obscura:
The Grocery List Sketched by Michelangelo

The History Blog:
Wellcome acquires elegant portrait of luxuriously bearded woman

Daily Mail:
Paper scraps from wreck of Blackbeard's 300-year-old flagship Queen Anne's Revenge reveal pirates enjoyed reading Captain Edward Cooke's 1712 adventure stories from the South Seas

BBC History Extra:
Frankenstein at 200: the birth of a gothic monster

Atlas Obscura:
Why a Maritime Forecast Is So Beloved in the United Kingdom

National Geographic:
Inside the 30-Year Quest for Babylon's Ishtar Gate

Smithsonian Magazine:
The Extraordinary Life of Nikola Tesla

Timeline:
The black celebrity from Hollywood's Golden Age who revealed the complexities of passing for white

Forbes:
Baseball And The Atom Bomb

Smithsonian Magazine:
Teen Idol Frankie Lymon's Tragic Rise and Fall Tells the Truth About 1950s America

Smithsonian Magazine:
A Timeline of 1968: The Year That Shattered America

Smithsonian Magazine:
How Douglas Engelbart Invented the Future

Smithsonian Magazine:
Revisiting Vietnam 50 Years After the Tet Offensive

BBC History Extra:
Six trivial decisions that changed British history

Smithsonian Magazine:
The Top Ten Most Important Ancient Documents Lost to History

January 5, 2018

Popular Mechanics:
15 Air and Space Missions We're Excited for In 2018

New Atlas:
Workhorse's newly approved passenger drone free to fly at CES

The Aviationist:
The Incredible B-2 Wing Flutter Video and What It Means.

Atlas Obscura:
A Rooster, a Duck, and a Sheep Walk Into a Hot Air Balloon...

Spaceflight History:
What If a Shuttle Orbiter Struck a Bird? (1988)

Atlas Obscura:
How Space Stations Die

News.com Australia:
Last Apollo flight finally put scientist on the moon

January 4, 2018

Spaceflight Insider:
SpaceX conducts rehearsal for classified Zuma launch

Daily Mail:
SpaceX reveals stunning drone footage of its Falcon Heavy 'megarocket' on the launch pad

Spaceflight Insider:
2 external instruments installed on ISS over New Year's holiday

Daily Mail:
Japan launches 'super low altitude' Earth observation satellite that will orbit just 180 miles above us using a radical ion engine

Daily Mail:
Think the wolf moon was impressive? 'Super blue blood moon' to be visible for the first time in over 150 years on January 31st

January 3, 2018

Daily Mail:
SpaceX prepares to launch secretive Zuma satellite - but refuses to reveal what the top secret project is

Spaceflight Now:
Classified payload hoisted atop Delta 4 rocket at Vandenberg

Daily Mail:
Stunning NASA image from a spacecraft on its way to an asteroid shows Earth and the moon from three million miles away

Popular Science:
Five questions about NASA's plans to visit an alien world in 2069

Space News:
Sorry sci-fi fans, real wars in space not the stuff of Hollywood

January 2, 2018

Muncie Star Press:
UFO mania hit Muncie hard in 1973

New York Times:
Dad Believed in U.F.O.s. Turns Out He Wasn't Alone.

Metro:
Planet Earth survives nail-biting 'near miss' with bus-sized asteroid 2017 YZ4

Forbes:
Massive Near-Earth Asteroid Phaethon Is Even Bigger Than We Thought

Metro:
Spectacular fireball lights up the skies over Yorkshire on New Year's Eve

Sky and Telescope:
Looking Ahead: Space Missions for 2018

Gizmodo Australia:
All The Wild Stuff We're Going To Do In Space And Physics In 2018

Daily Mail:
First glimpse of Falcon Heavy: SpaceX raises Elon Musk's 'megarocket' on Cape Canaveral launchpad

Spaceflight Insider:
SpaceX Falcon Heavy raised for 1st time at Kennedy Space Center

Spaceflight Now:
Rocket and satellite preps on track for next Atlas 5 launch

Popular Mechanics:
U.S. and China Both Want to Launch a Mars Sample Return Mission Before 2030

Daily Mail:
China set for groundbreaking 2018 mission to the far side of the moon - and will try to grow plants and insects on the lunar surface

NEW YEAR'S WEEKEND EDITION:
December 30, 2017 through January 1, 2018


Daily Galaxy:
"The Multiverse?" -- Merging Neutron Stars Challenge Existing Theories of Gravity and Dark Energy

Daily Mail:
Checkmate humanity: In four hours, a robot taught itself chess, then beat a grandmaster with moves never devised in the game's 1,500-year history and the implications are terrifying

Daily Mail:
Where the 'Ring of Fire' could ignite in 2018: Researchers reveal the six volcanoes most at risk of eruption

Universe Today:
Just a Billion Years After the Earth Formed, Life had Already Figured out Plenty of Tricks

Astrobiology Magazine:
Origins of photosynthesis in plants dated to 1.25 billion years ago

Atlas Obscura:
Found: A Tiny, Terrifying Sea Monster From 500 Million Years Ago

Atlas Obscura:
Found: A Plesiosaur, Antarctica's Oldest Animal Fossil

Daily Mail:
Dozens of perfectly preserved dinosaur eggs dating back 130 MILLION YEARS are unearthed in China's 'hometown of scary dragons'

Daily Mail:
Tufty hair, orange eyebrows, freckles and no roar: What tyrannosaurus rex was REALLY like

Live Science:
Ancient Axes, Spear Points May Reveal When Early Humans Left Africa

Daily Mail:
5,000-year-old eyeliner and scarabs inscribed with the titles of the elite reveal the rise of ancient Jericho

Daily Mail:
800-year-old coin minted by Henry III but then scrapped when blundering officials realised it was worth more as gold than its face value is expected to make £500,000 at auction

The History Blog:
Visitor identifies plant decorating medieval chest

Daily Mail:
The Christmas Flood of 1717: How one of the most devastating storms in European history killed 13,700 people in Denmark, Germany and the Netherlands

History.com:
Women Got 'Married' Long Before Gay Marriage

BBC History Extra:
9 things you (probably) didn't know about Helen Keller

History.com:
How Times Square Became the Home of New Year's Eve

The New Yorker:
A New History of the Second World War

History.com:
The 7 Most Notorious Nazis Who Escaped to South America

History.com:
How a Postal Strike Became a National Emergency for Richard Nixon

Popular Mechanics:
The 2018 Sci-Fi Film Guide




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