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May 27, 2016

Live Science:
Blazing-Fast Hypersonic Jet on Track for 2018 Launch

Daily Mail:
The transforming 'hypercopter' that can hit 293mph: Airbus awarded patent for record breaking helicopter with two jet engines

IEEE Spectrum:
Harvard Launches Robot Moth

Daily Mail:
The US Air Force is building a radar 'space fence' that will keep American satellites safe and warn of enemy attacks

Sputnik News:
Russia's Space Station Mir Plunged Into Ocean Before Time

Mental Floss:
Declassified Photos Show the Early Days of Soviet Rocket Testing

Air & Space Magazine:
Ten Great Moments in Aerospace History

Inverse:
Interstellar Space Travel Won't Be Successful Without a Better Braking System

May 26, 2016

Popular Science:
SpaceX Targets Thursday For Launch And Droneship Landing

Florida Today:
SpaceX set to launch Thai communications satellite Thursday

Spaceflight Now:
SpaceX 'on track' to launch astronauts in late 2017

Sputnik News:
China to Launch World's First Quantum Space Satellite in July

Sputnik News:
Russian Satellites Resistant to Any Possible Control Interception

Sputnik News:
Russia to Test Humanoid Robot at International Space Station in 2020

Stuff NZ:
Next NASA launch scheduled for Wanaka in March 2017

Inverse:
Who Will Run the Chinese SpaceX? Space Race Capitalism Has Arrived in Beijing

Discovery News:
Mystery Plumes: Did the Sun Bruise Mars?

Daily Mail:
Did alien life flourish in ancient Martian marshlands? Crater on Mars was much wetter and warmer 3.8 billion years ago

Los Angeles Times:
Found: First-ever evidence of comets beyond the solar system orbiting a sun-like star

May 25, 2016

Popular Science:
Space Station Inflatable Habitat Will Get Blown Up On Thursday

Spaceflight Now:
SpaceX pencils in July for next Falcon 9 landing at Cape Canaveral

Popular Science:
Next SpaceX Launch Will Pave The Way For First Crewed Private Spaceflights

Popular Science:
Lockheed Martin Wants To Send Humans To Mars In 12 Years

Daily Mail:
Lockheed Martin joins the race to the red planet: Military firm reveals base camp concept that will orbit Mars in 2028

Discovery News:
NASA Probe Tracks Object in Solar System's Badlands

IEEE Spectrum:
Hawaiian Robot Practices Landing Pad Construction for Space Exploration

Discovery News:
Jupiter Is Smashed by Over 6 Huge Fireballs per Year

Slate - Bad Astronomy:
Jupiter May Be Hit by a Half-Dozen Visible Asteroid Impacts Every Year

Popular Science:
Asteroids Are Much Weaker Than Earth Rocks

New Scientist:
Identity-crisis comet may really be closest asteroid to the sun

Discovery News:
Another Kuiper Belt Discovered Around Nearby Star

Discovery News:
Extreme Exoplanets Reveal Migration Mystery

New Scientist:
Time capsule galaxy can help probe conditions after the big bang

May 24, 2016

MIT Technology Review:
Too Bad We Didn't Find Aliens Before the Internet Was Invented

Phoenix New Times:
Extraterrestrials in Arizona: The Five Most Infamous Alien Encounters in the State

Daily Mail:
Blast off! India's mini space shuttle successfully completes test run as country joins race to make reusable rockets

Sputnik News:
India Soars Into New Space Race With Inexpensive Reusable Rocket Launch

Popular Science:
India Just Launched A Mini-Space Shuttle

Spaceflight Insider:
International Space Station crew deploys CubeSats

Discovery News:
Europa's Ocean Chemistry Could Be Earth-Like

Discovery News:
How to Form Io's Mountains? Just Squeeze!

Astrobiology Magazine:
First Stellar Occultations Shed Additional Light on Pluto's Atmosphere

Popular Science:
Beyond Pluto: Meet The New Horizons Spacecraft's Next Target

Cosmos Magazine:
Haumea's mysterious moons

May 23, 2016

Daily Mirror:
'Britain's first alien abduction victim' recalls encounter with 'diamond-shaped UFO' 35 years after incident

Sarasota Herald-Tribune - De Void:
Can open science and secrecy coexist?

Puerto Vallarta Daily News:
Meteor passes over Mexico City followed by loud explosion

Mexico News Daily:
Ball of fire, explosion witnessed in 3 states

Space Daily:
Mars - Closest, Biggest and Brightest in a Decade

Spaceflight Now:
India readies reusable launch vehicle testbed for flight

Spaceflight Now:
NASA probe that will make round trip to asteroid and back sent to launch base

Universe Today:
America's First Asteroid Sampling Mission Osiris-Rex Arrives at Florida Launch Base

Spaceflight Now:
One year in space: X-37B spaceplane celebrates anniversary without fanfare

Spaceflight Now:
Latest close-up of Mars comes from Hubble telescope

Daily Mail:
Mars was plagued by MEGA-TSUNAMIS: Waves up to 400 feet high swept across ancient oceans following meteor strikes on red planet, leaving scars still visible today

Ars Technica:
Ancient meteor strikes sent ice-rich tsunamis across the surface of Mars

Smithsonian Magazine:
Mars Weather Forecast Calls for Massive Dust Storms -- Here's Why

Forbes:
Hiding From Hostile Space Aliens Is No Longer An Option

WEEKEND EDITION: May 21 through May 22, 2016

Quanta Magazine:
New Support for Alternative Quantum View

Scientific American:
The Collider That Could Save Physics

Daily Mail:
A robot has been teaching grad students for 5 months... and NONE of them realized

Tech Crunch:
Pepper the Robot gets increased access for Android developers ahead of its US launch

Daily Mail:
From struck to stuck! Google patents a protective 'flypaper' coating that will keep pedestrians on the hood after getting hit by a self-driving car

Astrobiology Magazine:
Cosmic dust reveals Earth's ancient atmosphere

Daily Mail:
Earth's 'magnetic explosion' captured for the first time: Nasa space probes reveal how the field interacts with the sun

Daily Mail:
Volcanoes expose 4.5 billion-year-old pieces of Earth: Material could shed light on the formation of our planet

Mysterious Universe:
Life On Earth May Have Begun In Comet Craters

Daily Mail:
Is this the world's first multicellular life? Complex organisms emerged on Earth a billion years earlier than previously believed

Atlas Obscura:
Do Not Eat, Touch, Or Even Inhale the Air Around the Manchineel Tree

Daily Mail:
Now THAT's a horny dinosaur! Triceratops ancestor with a spiky bone shield on its head and 'devil' horns is a new species - and it may have used them to attract a mate

Daily Mail:
Take cover! Enormous prehistoric bird with 20ft wingspan and TEETH ruled the skies over Antarctica 50 million years ago

The Guardian:
Nile crocodiles captured in Florida – but why were they 6,000 miles from home?

The Guardian:
Spectacular bearded vulture spotted for first time in UK

Daily Mail:
Did humans conquer America 1,500 YEARS earlier than thought? Stone tools found in Florida sinkhole suggest continent's first settlers arrived around 12,500BC, butchered mastodon and may even have kept dogs

Ancient Origins:
5,000-Year-Old Unlooted Tomb of Thracian Warrior is Biggest Find of the Year in Turkey

Daily Mail:
It paid to be a royal servant in Ancient Egypt! Stunning tombs of pharaohs' butlers are opened following restoration of elaborate paintings

BBC News:
Why prehistoric Welsh people built so many forts on hills

Daily Mail:
Forget out of Africa! Fossils reveal human farmers migrated BACK to the continent from Europe 3,000 years ago to populate it

The History Blog:
Rare ancient nilometer found in Nile Delta

Smithsonian Magazine:
A Secret Tunnel Found in Mexico May Finally Solve the Mysteries of Teotihuacan

The History Blog:
Roman fort built after Boudiccan revolt found in London

Science Magazine:
Roman plumbing wrote a record of Mount Vesuvius's eruption

Daily Mail:
Subway construction workers in Rome find 2,000 year old 'military neighbourhood' complete with 39 rooms, ornate mosaics and even a graveyard

The History Blog:
Rome subway build finds Praetorian guard barracks

Daily Mail:
Here be treasure! Rare bronze statues and thousands of coins among Roman artefacts recovered from shipwreck at the ancient port of Caesarea

Atlas Obscura:
Preserving Ireland's Ancient, Mysterious Tree-Based Alphabet

Daily Mail:
Is King Arthur buried in a field in Shropshire? Historian claims tomb of legendary ruler lies near medieval village

Daily Mail:
Stirring up the past: Remains of medieval kitchen that served pilgrims, complete with storage jars, discovered in Suffolk

The Guardian:
Excavation finds early Shakespeare theatre was rectangular

Smithsonian Magazine:
Why "The Royal Oak" Is a Popular Pub Name in the U.K.

Mental Floss:
15 Wonderful Things You Might Not Know About L. Frank Baum

Atlas Obscura:
How England's First Feline Show Countered Victorian Snobbery About Cats

Smithsonian Magazine:
This Latin Thesaurus Has Been in Progress Since 1894

Smithsonian Magazine:
The Story of the Komagata Maru Is a Sad Mark on Canada's Past

The Atlantic:
How Did the 'Secret' Sykes-Picot Agreement Become Public?

Mental Floss:
The Worst Industrial Disaster in U.S. History

Mental Floss:
14 Larger-Than-Life Facts About 'James and the Giant Peach'

Quartz:
Charted: China's Great Famine, according to Yang Jisheng, a journalist who lived through it

Financial Times:
China's Cultural Revolution

Straits Times:
Timeline of China's Cultural Revolution

Los Angeles Times:
From the archives: How The Times covered China's Cultural Revolution

The Economist:
Shock troops

The Globe and Mail:
Suppressed records revealed 50 years after China's Cultural Revolution

New York Review of Books:
China: Surviving the Camps

Financial Review:
China's cultural revolution 50 years later from the people who were there

Financial Review:
Monsters and demons: China's infamous Red Guards remember

The Guardian:
Fifty years on, one of Mao's 'little generals' exposes horror of the Cultural Revolution

The Guardian:
'What mistake did we make?' Victims of Cultural Revolution seek answers, 50 years on

New York Times:
Chaos of Cultural Revolution Echoes at a Lonely Cemetery, 50 Years Later

Tempo:
Photos : 50 years ago, China launched Cultural Revolution

Asia Society:
China's Cultural Revolution in Photos

National Geographic:
See Long-Hidden Photos of China's Cultural Revolution

Associated Press:
Maoists still a force 50 years after the Cultural Revolution

Atlas Obscura:
The Violent Ice Cream Wars of 1980s Scotland

Daily Mail:
U.S Navy takes control of 'deadliest destroyer': $4billion USS Zumwalt has guns that can pummel enemies 100 miles away and can trick radar into think it's a fishing boat

The Atlantic:
A Trip to Patagonia

May 20, 2016

Gizmag:
Experimental hypersonic craft hits Mach 7.5

Daily Mail:
London to New York in 35 minutes: Successful hypersonic Mach 7 engine test brings high-speed air travel a massive step closer to reality

Daily Mail:
The giant autonomous SPY ship: Military firm reveals giant drone-satellite hybrid that will snoop on Earth from the stratosphere

Gizmag:
US Navy's Blackwing drones launch from underwater

The Verge:
Tiny robot bees can now land anywhere thanks to static electricity

Gizmag:
Fire-starting conservation drone lights things up in national park

Gizmodo:
This Is How NASA Tests Its Return Capsules for Landings at Sea

Daily Mail:
World's first glider takes to a modern wind tunnel: Model of 1891 'flying machine' is tested to find out how it flew so well

Popular Science:
Why Were There Holes in the Titan Rocket that Launched NASA's Gemini Missions?

Gizmodo:
Recently Declassified Photos Show the Birth of the Soviet Space Program

May 19, 2016

The Tasmania Mercury:
Tassie UFO memories rekindled

CBC:
Fireball lights up sky over Ontario, Quebec

National Post:
Videos show spectacular fireball over U.S. and Canada as minivan-sized meteorite falls to Earth

Mystery Universe:
NASA Launches A Giant Balloon to Circumnavigate The Globe

Discovery News:
Blazing SpaceX Rocket Suffered 'Max' Damage

Daily Mail:
Move over Blue Origin: Image shows how SpaceX is running out of room for its landed rockets following a series of successful runs

Spaceflight Now:
China to debut new rocket and spaceport next month

Space Daily:
Opportunity microscopic imaging camera back to normal operations

Smithsonian Magazine:
Radiation Remains a Problem for Any Mission to Mars

Space Daily:
The rise and fall of Martian lakes

Slate - Bad Astronomy:
Sunrise on a Crater Rim

Popular Science:
This Jumping Probe Might Explore Neptune's Biggest Moon

Daily Mail:
Catching the remnants of Tycho's supernova: Nasa captures debris spewing from the stellar explosion to reveal what happens when a star dies

Gizmodo:
How Extreme Is the Weather on Other Planets in the Universe?

Gizmodo:
Our Solar System Could Remain Habitable Long After Earth Is Destroyed

May 18, 2016

Universe Today:
Super Bright Fireball Spotted Across U.S. Northeast

Burlington Free Press:
Burlington airport video captures meteor

Portland Press Herald:
Videos capture spectacular streaking meteor in Northeast

Ottawa Citizen:
Meteor lights up Ottawa sky, earthlings safe

Inverse:
American Meteor Society: Don't Worry About That Fireball Over Portland, Maine

WBZ-TV:
Museum Offers $20,000 Reward For Piece Of Meteor Seen Over New England

Daily Mail:
That is quite a journey! International Space Station travels 2.6 billion miles as it makes 100,000th orbit of the Earth

Gizmag:
International Space Station completes its 100,000th orbit

Spaceflight Now:
International Space Station completes 100,000th orbit

Space Daily:
Exoplanets' Orbits Point to Planetary Migration

Cosmos:
Remains of giant asteroid found in outback Australia

Live Science:
Bits of 3.5-Billion-Year-Old Asteroid Tell Story of Monster Impact

Daily Mail:
Earth was hit by massive 19 mile wide asteroid more than 3 billion years ago that caused cliffs to crumble and changed the way our planet evolved

May 17, 2016

Sputnik News:
Round the World for 18 Years: ISS Celebrates 100,000 Earth Orbits

Spaceflight Now:
Rocketcam video released from Soyuz launch last month

Space Daily:
Second cycle of Martian seasons completing for Curiosity Rover

Daily Mail:
How Io has mountains that dwarf Everest: Giant isolated peaks on Jupiter's moon form through unique tectonic activity

Discovery News:
Geysers on Saturn Moon Enceladus Hint at Plumbing Mystery

New Scientist:
Unnamed dwarf planet may be third largest in the solar system

Daily Mail:
Is alien life hiding around red giants? Scientists 'very optimistic' after new study finds goldilocks zone where life could thrive may be more widespread than thought

May 16, 2016

KGW-TV:
Archive 1959: Fighter jets sent to intercept Redmond UFO

Mysterious Universe:
UFOs: When Evidence Goes "Missing"

Daily Mail:
What happens when a tiny fleck of paint hits the space station: Tim Peake reveals crack in ISS window after debris collides with craft

Spaceflight Now:
Chinese rocket lofts government surveillance satellite

Ars Technica:
Boeing's first crewed Starliner launch slips to 2018

Spaceflight Insider:
Dragon released from International Space Station, lands in Pacific Ocean

New Scientist:
The diehards who survey the sky from a backyard shed

WEEKEND EDITION: May 14 through May 15, 2016

Daily Galaxy:
Was the Big Bang a Mirage?

Physics World:
Parallel-universe search focuses on neutrons

IEEE Spectrum:
NASA's Valkyrie Humanoid Upgraded, Delivered to Robotics Labs in U.S. and Europe

Popular Science:
This Bipedal Robot Walks Calmly Over Uneven Ground

Daily Mail:
The ultimate robo-butler: Two-armed machine is so dexterous it opens jars, uses scissors and even makes balloon animals

IEEE Spectrum:
Autonomous Robot Surgeon Bests Humans in World First

Mental Floss:
We Can Rebuild It: A Project to Resurrect the UK's First Robot

Gizmag:
How Earth's magnetic field is changing

Los Angeles Times:
San Andreas fault 'locked, loaded and ready to roll' with big earthquake, expert says

Curbed LA:
Watch How an 8.0 Earthquake on the San Andreas Fault Would Rock LA

Stuff NZ:
Hot ash surged fast across White Island crater floor

Stuff NZ:
Volcanologists move to counter Mt Ruapehu myths and public misconception

Forbes:
Mount St. Helens 'Recharges' With Earthquake Swarm

Daily Mail:
Global warming is pushing high altitude clouds towards the poles, Nasa study finds

Jalopnik:
You Have To Be Insane To Drive Your Car This Close To A Tornado

Popular Science:
Watch Live Video from the Mariana Trench

Astrobiology Magazine:
Early Earth's air weighed less than half of today's atmosphere

Daily Mail:
The rock that could reveal what REALLY killed off the dinosaurs: Researchers reach 'ground zero' for crater that triggered mass extinction

Science Magazine:
Ancient hammerhead creature may have been world's first vegetarian sea reptile

Science Magazine:
Dung beetles may have evolved to eat dinosaur poop

Daily Mail:
The venomous mammal that ran with the dinosaurs: DNA shows the endangered solenodon's ancestors lived 78 million years ago

Daily Mail:
Huge trove of dinosaur fossils found in Antarctica: 71 million-year-old bones could reveal new clues on how they went extinct

Daily Mail:
Was climate change key to the appearance of humans? 'Mother lode' of fossils in China show big chill 34 million years ago drove primate evolution from Asia to Africa

Daily Mail:
'Bone-crushing' dogs roamed North America 12 million years ago: Fossils reveal a brand new species of coyote-sized canine

Popular Science:
World's Longest Insect Is Two Feet Long

Gizmag:
World's oldest axe fragment found in Australia

Daily Mail:
Humans arrived in Arabia 10,000 YEARS earlier than thought: Group sought refuge on the Red Sea plains before spreading across the Middle East

Daily Mail:
Was Tutankhamun's tomb built for a WOMAN? The chamber's layout and 'feminine features' of the king's death mask suggest he inherited the final resting place

The History Blog:
New Kingdom mummy found with animal, flower tattoos

Daily Mail:
Mysterious civilisation of 'Sea Peoples' were wiped out by 'world war zero'

Daily Mail:
Explore the splendours of Egypt's 'Atlantis': Lost treasures of sunken cities to go on show after more than 1,000 years submerged in the waters of the Nile delta

Ancient Origins:
Archaeologists Discover Remains of Viking Parliament of Medieval Norse King in Scotland

Mysterious Universe:
Unearthed Ancient Text Sheds Light on Lost Culture

The History Blog:
Rare image of Jewish man found on 13th c. pottery fragment

Smithsonian Magazine:
Early Rembrandt Found in Basement Goes On Display

Daily Mail:
How the 1665 Eyam plague really spread: Three quarters of infections in the UK village were caused by humans and NOT rats 350 years ago

Atlas Obscura:
The Hidden Messages of Colonial Handwriting

Smithsonian Magazine:
Madame de Pompadour's Legacy as a Patron of Arts is Often Overlooked

Smithsonian Magazine:
These Little-Known Nuns Helped Map the Stars

Smithsonian Magazine:
Meet Mary Kies, America's First Woman to Become a Patent Holder

Atlas Obscura:
Inside the Bizarre, Racist Scheme to Import Siberian Workers to Hawaii in 1909

Atlas Obscura:
The Fascist Building in Upper Manhattan

Atlas Obscura:
The History of GeoWorks, Microsoft Windows' Upstart '90s Competitor

The Guardian:
The day we discovered our parents were Russian spies

Gizmag:
In pictures: The UK's biggest motor show returns

Mental Floss:
11 Miniature Mischief-Makers From World Folklore

May 13, 2016

Daily Mail:
Army of 100 record-breaking 'dancing' drones illuminates the night sky over California - and the dazzling machines could one day replace fireworks

IEEE Spectrum:
Microspines Make It Easy for Drones to Perch on Walls and Ceilings

Daily Mail:
Perlan 2 takes to the skies! Airbus glider completes latest test flight as daredevils plan to fly it 90,000ft to the edge of SPACE

Popular Science:
Old B-52B Bomber That Dropped Nukes Saved By Virtual Bakesale

Jalopnik:
Bombers Used To Drop Nuclear Bombs Upside Down

Air & Space Magazine:
The Strange Trip of Soyuz T-15

Daily Mail:
X-37B approaches a year in space on its secret military mission - but we STILL don't know what it is doing in orbit or when it will be back

Popular Science:
Watch The First Commercial For Your Trip To Outer Space

Digg:
How High Can Runaway Helium Balloons Fly?

May 12, 2016

Sarasota Herald-Tribune - De Void:
R.I.P. 201600540

NASA Spaceflight:
CRS-8 Dragon completes ISS mission, splashes down in Pacific

Space Daily:
Long March-7 rocket delivered to launch site

Daily Mail:
Mars nears ever closer to Earth as the planets gear up to align with the sun for the first time in 11 YEARS

Digg:
Watch SpaceX's Latest (And Fastest) Landing From Three Different Angles

Digg:
The View From The Blue Origin Rocket Booster As It Re-Enters Earth's Atmosphere And Lands

Slate - Bad Astronomy:
Cassini Takes a Last Close Look at Epimetheus

Air & Space Magazine:
Boiling Water and Jumping Sands on Mars

Ars Technica:
Tightly packed four-planet system formed by planet migration

Slate - Bad Astronomy:
Huge New Bounty of Exoplanets Found, Including Nine in the Goldilocks Zone

May 11, 2016

Daily Mail:
Nasa reveals habitable 'Earth twin' could be just 11 light years away as Kepler DOUBLES the amount of alien worlds it has discovered with 1,284 new finds

Spaceflight Insider:
Sea-landed Falcon 9 first stage returns to Port Canaveral

Discovery News:
Lava Tube Moon Caves Could Protect Astronauts

Discovery News:
Atomic Oxygen Detected on Mars

New Scientist:
Super-salty Turkish lakes may hold key to spotting life on Mars

Discovery News:
Pluto's Moon Coated in Nearly Pure Water Ice

Discovery News:
DNews: How Spacesuits Keep Astronauts Alive in Deadly Places

May 10, 2016

Slate - Bad Astronomy:
SpaceX Nailed Its Most Difficult Landing Yet

Spaceflight Now:
SpaceX undecided on payload for first Falcon Heavy flight

Discovery News:
Mercury Travels Across Our Sun's Face: First Videos

Daily Mail:
The first 'hiking map' of Mercury: Stunning topographic model of planet reveals its craters and volcanoes in unprecedented detail

Discovery News:
Pluto Behaves More Like a Planet Than Thought

Daily Mail:
Planet Nine may have been 'flung' to the far reaches of our solar system in a tussle with Jupiter and Saturn

Astrobiology Magazine:
MIT scientists compile list of potential gases to guide search for life on exoplanets

Daily Mail:
Has Nasa found another potentially habitable 'Earth 2.0'? Space agency set to reveal Kepler's latest findings

May 9, 2016

Spaceflight Now:
Falcon 9 succeeds in middle-of-the-night launch and landing

Spaceflight Insider:
Japanese JCSAT-14 mission marks third successful landing for SpaceX Falcon 9

Discovery News:
SpaceX Falcon Rocket Nails 2nd Ocean Landing

Spaceflight Insider:
Russia loses contact with nanosatellite launched from Vostochny

New Scientist:
Unexplained plume over Mars could be caused by solar outburst

Astrobiology Magazine:
Pluto's Interaction with the Solar Wind is Unique, Study Finds

New Scientist:
New exoplanet trio may have been dried out by fiery young star

Discovery News:
The 'Star Wars' Worlds That Exist in Our Galaxy

Daily Mail:
Can YOU solve this alien code? Physicist reveals tricky number challenge to see if humans could crack ET's message

WEEKEND EDITION: May 7 through May 8, 2016

Forbes:
Looking For Higher Dimensions In Gravity

Forbes:
What Is The Strongest Force In The Universe?

Forbes:
Why Does Gravity Move At The Speed Of Light?

Smithonian Magazine:
Did Scientists Stumble on a Battery that Lasts Forever?

Mysterious Universe:
UAE Wants to Build a Fake Mountain to Increase Rainfall

Mysterious Universe:
Oldest Crystals on Earth Were Created by Asteroid Impacts

Forbes:
Volcanic Eruptions Triggered Crises Throughout European History

Live Science:
What Would Happen If Yellowstone's Supervolcano Erupted?

Mental Floss:
Point Nemo: The Point in the Ocean Farthest From Land

Popular Science:
Which Came First on Earth - Habitability or Life?

Gizmag:
Study suggests there could be more species on Earth than stars in our galaxy

Forbes:
6 Incredible Glow-In-The-Dark Sea Creatures

The Dodo:
33 Lions Who Spent Their Lives In The Circus Just Went Home To Africa

Daily Mail:
The 'founding fathers' of Europe: DNA reveals all Europeans are related to a group that lived around Belgium 35,000 years ago

The History Blog:
Drain digger finds Denmark's largest Neolithic flint axe

Mental Floss:
Infographic: How Ancient Egypt Shaped the Modern World

Smithsonian Magazine:
The Swiss Have Made Cheese Since the Iron Age

Ancient Origins:
Unique Scarab Seal from Egyptian Thirteenth Dynasty Discovered in Israel

The History Blog:
Ancient skeleton mosaic found in Turkey

Daily Mail:
Ancient shrine to a Roman jockey reveals 2,000-year-old horse racing rules - and it shows champions were banned from ever competing again

Live Science:
Buddhist Sculptures Discovered in Ruins of Ancient Shrine

The History Blog:
Ruins of ancient air conditioning found in Kuwait

Daily Mail:
The rune translation that rewrites Viking history in Sweden: Rök stone does NOT tell tales of heroic feats and warrior kings

Smithsonian Magazine:
Ancient Arabic Text Shines Light on Massive Supernova

BBC News:
Spain's cursed village of witches

The History Blog:
Ethiopia's oldest wall paintings to be conserved

The History Blog:
Vatican's Gallery of Maps restored

Atlas Obscura:
The Most Beautiful Tulip in History Cost as Much as a House

Inverse:
240th Anniversary of the Illuminati, An Obscure Group Turned Internet Meme

Daily Mail:
Captain Cook's Endeavour is finally found 230 years after it disappeared: Legendary vessel used to sail to Australia was scuttled off the coast of Rhode Island in 1778

Smithsonian Magazine:
James Monroe's House Was Way Bigger Than Historians Thought

Smithsonian Magazine:
A Brief History of the Nickel

Atlas Obscura:
The First Woman To Put Her Face On Packaging Got Trolled Like Crazy

Ozy:
The Massacre at Frog Lake - What Really Happened

Atlas Obscura:
The Legacy of May Day Violence isn't a Maypole - It's the 8-Hour Workday

The History Blog:
More about WWI graffiti in Naours caves

BBC News:
Peter and the Wolf at 80: How a children's classic survived Stalin... and Disney

Stuff NZ:
Bob Brockie: 'Jack' Haldane - a brilliantly funny and colourful crank

BBC News:
When Disney got trippy

Daily Mail:
Newly declassified pictures show USS Independence as it was blown up alongside 77 other ships as part of atomic tests at Bikini Atoll in 1946

Daily Mail:
The 'secret' silver plates Picasso designed for his own collection, inspired by his wife and his love of bullfighting... now set to sell for £1.5million

Digg:
This Campy, Vintage Film On How Coca-Cola Is Bottled Is Neat-O

Smithonian Magazine:
That Revolutionary May Day in 1976 When California Wines Bested France's Finest

BBC News:
10 High Street stores of 1976 that have disappeared

Atlas Obscura:
The Urban Legend of the Government's Mind-Controlling Arcade Game

BBC News:
Hillsborough: How does it feel to fight for 27 years?

Sputnik News:
Artificial Intelligence Now Decides Targets on US Aegis Ships

Stuff NZ:
Hanson: Humble and not-so humble arches bridged the gap in building design

Ars Technica:
Who Will Debunk The Debunkers?

GQ:
A Positive Life: How a Son Survived Being Injected with HIV by His Father

May 6, 2016

Gizmodo:
These Drones Dancing in the Air Against a Mountain Look Like Real Life Space Invaders

Air & Space Magazine:
DARPA's Spaceplane of the Future

Ars Technica:
World's largest aircraft "weeks" away from first UK test flight

Daily Mail:
Battle of the SUPERCOPTERS: Experimental craft fighting to replace the Black Hawk will take to the air next year

Popular Science:
I Bought an Awesome (if Obscure) Piece of Space History!

Gizmodo:
Here's How Spacecraft Dashboards Evolved, and Where They're Headed

Daily Mail:
Inside the Cold War's top-secret 'Mars simulator': Meet the bionauts who were locked inside the lab for more than a year at a time to test how Communists could colonise the red planet

Digg:
Someone Strapped A GoPro To A Rocket And It's Jaw-Dropping

Jalopnik:
This Hoverboard Actually Flies And It Just Set A World Record

May 5, 2016

Spaceflight Now:
Stormy weather in Florida delays Falcon 9 launch

Spaceflight Now:
Russian authorities retrieve Soyuz booster wreckage in Siberia

Popular Science:
See SpaceX's Rocket Landing On A Drone Ship in 360-Degree Video

Popular Science:
A Rocket Launch In 360-Degree Video Is Phenomenal

Popular Science:
How NASA's Next Big Telescope Could Take Pictures of Another Earth

Discovery News:
Europe's Mars Life-Detection Mission Postponed

Discovery News:
Boiling Water May Be Cause of Martian Streaks

The Guardian:
2006: a space oddity - the great Pluto debate

Cosmos Magazine:
Why NASA plans to crash a spacecraft into an asteroid

Forbes:
5 Takeaways From ESA's Rosetta Comet Mission

Astrobiology Magazine:
Planet Nine: A World That Shouldn't Exist

Gizmag:
Three most likely creation theories for the phantom "Planet Nine"

Air & Space Magazine:
The Odds That We're the Only Advanced Species in the Galaxy Are One in 60 Billion

May 4, 2016

Daily Mail:
Sonic boom that rattled north-east England was caused by Typhoon jets racing to intercept an Air France flight that wasn't responding to radio calls

Popular Science:
SpaceX's Falcon 9 Scheduled To Launch Again On Thursday Morning

Ars Technica:
Can SpaceX really land on Mars? Absolutely, says an engineer who would know

New Scientist:
SpaceX says it will fly to Mars in 2018 – what are its chances?

Popular Science:
NASA Says It Will Help SpaceX With Mars 2018 Mission

Ars Technica:
Why landing a flying, fire-breathing Red Dragon on Mars is huge

Forbes:
Curiosity's First Visit To The Martian Dunes, In Visuals

Scientific American:
Earth Has Mystery Gas Delivered from Space

Space Daily:
Elektra: A New Triple Asteroid

Discovery News:
The Hunt for Rogue Planets Is On: Photos

Astrobiology Magazine:
Three Potentially Habitable Worlds Found Around Nearby Ultracool Dwarf Star

Air & Space Magazine:
The Odds That We're the Only Advanced Species in the Universe Are Extremely Low

May 3, 2016

Sarasota Herald-Tribune - De Void:
On looking inward

Sputnik News:
Vostochny After First Launch: Gearing Up for Missions to Moon, Mars

Sputnik News:
Space Cowboys: China Plans Manned Moon Landing by 2036

New Scientist:
SpaceX says it will fly to Mars in 2018 – what are its chances?

Gizmodo:
This Futuristic Ion Thruster Will Take a Mission to Mercury

Sputnik News:
US Plans to Move Assets to Deep Space in Three to Four Years - NASA Chief

Sputnik News:
NASA's Juno Spacecraft to Arrive at Jupiter in July

Popular Science:
Fly Over The Methane Lakes of Saturn's Moon Titan

Sputnik News:
Tailless Comet From Earth's Ancient Past Returns

Forbes:
Unique Tailless Comet Was Made At The Same Time As Earth

Discovery News:
Tailless 'Manx' Comet Could Answer Planetary Mystery

Daily Mail:
Earth's 'brother' spotted: Unique tailless 'Manx' comet that formed from the same material as our own planet discovered

New Scientist:
Milky Way's nearest galaxies may be new to the neighbourhood

Gizmodo:
Four Laser Beams Will Create the World's Most Powerful Fake Stars

Discovery News:
Going Interstellar: How Laser Tech May Help: Photos

May 2, 2016

Daily Mail:
Now that's remote control! Tim Peake drives robotic rover on Earth from space in tests for the ExoMars mission to the red planet

Spaceflight Now:
First launch from Russia's new cosmodrome declared a success

Universe Today:
The New Vostochny Cosmodrome Brings Launches Back To Russian Soil

Sputnik News:
'Window to Asia': With Vostochny Cosmodrome Russia Goes East

Spaceflight Now:
Photos: Soyuz launch inaugurates new Russian spaceport

Sputnik News:
US Engineers Inspecting All Russian RD-180 Engines Amid Determined Anomaly

Sputnik News:
Russian Rocket Engine Maker Not Commenting on US Launcher's Anomaly

Daily Mail:
Farewell Hitomi! Japan's space agency abandons the search for its missing multi-million dollar X-ray satellite

New Scientist:
Japanese satellite's death spiral linked to software malfunction

Daily Mail:
'I'm the king of the world!' Curiosity reveals stunning 360 panorama of its highest point on the red planet

Space Daily:
Hiding in the Sunshine: The Search for Other Earths

Astrobiology Magazine:
Could Earth's light blue color be a signature of life?

Discovery News:
Universe Likely Has Many Extinct Civilizations: Study

WEEKEND EDITION: April 30 through May 1, 2016

Forbes:
The Biggest Question About The Beginning Of The Universe

Space Daily:
The Universe, where space-time becomes discrete

Daily Mail:
Do we see reality as it is? Our perception of the world may simply be an ILLUSION, says leading expert

IEEE Spectrum:
Stanford's Humanoid Diving Robot Takes on Undersea Archaeology and Coral Reefs

Gizmag:
Menacing walker teaches kids to build robots

Daily Mail:
Earth's core is two and a half years YOUNGER that its crust: Difference caused by curvature of space-time, finds study

Daily Mail:
Could a mega-quake trigger another ICE AGE? Tectonic activity 50 million years ago caused Earth's temperature to plummet

Astrobiology Magazine:
Volcanoes tied to shifts in Earth's climate over millions of years

Daily Mail:
What's hiding under the Antarctic ice? Researchers believe giant buried lake could hold 'unique forms of life'

The Guardian:
Huge coral reef discovered at Amazon river mouth

Sputnik News:
Dino-Exit: Mesozoic Dinosaurs Fled Europe En Masse

Daily Mail:
The mighty titanosaur with bulging eyes and tiny brain: 100-million-year-old skull reveals how the Sarmientosaurus foraged for food

Smithsonian Magazine:
Newly Discovered Dinosaur Species Had Great Eyesight and a Droopy Head

Cosmos Magazine:
Appetite for seeds helped birds outlive dinosaurs

Smithsonian Magazine:
North American Mammoths May Have Been a Single Species

Daily Mail:
A giant leap for evolution: Footprints prove our ancestors walked upright 3.6 million years ago

Daily Mail:
Another twist in the Homo naledi tale: Remains of mysterious early human may have swept into the Rising Star cave from a secret chamber

Daily Mail:
Say hello to Altamura Man: Scientists recreate face of 'pearl faced' Neanderthal who fell down sinkhole 150,000 years ago

Daily Mail:
Kennewick Man WAS a Native American: One of oldest set of human bones found in America set to be returned to tribe for burial

The History Blog:
4,500-year-old burial found in Peru fishing town

Daily Mail:
It's going tibia okay! 2,400-year-old skeleton mosaic discovered in an ancient dining room says: 'Be cheerful, enjoy your life'

Daily Mail:
Did El Chichon kickstart the Mayan 'Dark Age'? 6th century volcanic eruptions may have caused devastation and social upheaval that rippled around the world

The History Blog:
Amulet invoking elves and the Trinity found in Denmark

Science Magazine:
How Europe exported the Black Death

Mental Floss:
38 Facts About Shakespeare's 38 Plays

Atlas Obscura:
Audubon Made Up At Least 28 Fake Species To Prank A Rival

Atlas Obscura:
Why 19th-Century Naturalists Didn't Believe in the Platypus

Salon:
The night Mark Twain brought Huck Finn alive

Jalopnik:
Why Electric Cars Ruled The Roads 100 Years Ago

The History Blog:
More about WWI graffiti in Naours caves

Atlas Obscura:
The Queer Black Woman Who Reinvented The Blues

Mental Floss:
The Time Walt Disney Almost Lost His Job at Walt Disney Studios

Smithsonian Magazine:
Nikola Tesla's Struggle to Remain Relevant

History.net:
Off The Rails: The Forgotten Bastards of Iran

History.net:
Gunboats in Hell: Battle at Iwo Jima

Air & Space Magazine:
Campaign by Helicopter

Inverse:
How Movie Theaters Banished Telemeter, Herald of Both Netflix and HBO, to Canada

Popular Mechanics:
Miss Atomic Bomb and the Nuclear Glitz of 1950s Las Vegas

Ars Technica:
King under the mountain: Building Colorado's Cold War command center

Atlas Obscura:
The Top Secret Military Base Hidden in Chernobyl's Irradiated Forest

The New Yorker:
The Battles of Chernobyl

Tech Insider:
The amazing true story behind the Chernobyl 'suicide squad' that saved Europe

The Weather Channel:
Photographer Captures Gripping Photos of Former Residents 30 Year After Chernobyl Explosion

Smithsonian Magazine:
Thirty Years Later, a Gigantic Arch Is Set to Cover Chernobyl

Mental Floss:
The Scripps National Spelling Bee Is About to Get More Challenging

The Guardian:
Salvador Dali diary up for sale in auction of surrealist artefacts

Smithsonian Magazine:
20 Must-See Places in Switzerland

Daily Mail:
In need of some worship: Explorer discovers crumbling churches, overgrown synagogues and golden chapels which have long been abandoned by man

Gizmodo:
Seeing the First Person View of a Lego Toy Train Riding Around on a Track Is Surprisingly Fun

April 29, 2016

Mysterious Universe:
New Spaceplane May Launch Satellites Daily

Jalopnik:
Japan's Homegrown X-2 Stealth Fighter Takes Maiden Flight

Jalopnik:
Witness The Smoothest Jet Fighter Footage Ever At 345 MPH

Forbes:
What If NASA Had Continued Its Lunar Program?

History.net:
Dick Merrill: Beating the Odds

History.net:
Going Commando

Air & Space Magazine:
The Forgotten Sport of Balloon Jumping

Air & Space Magazine:
Test Your Knowledge of Airline History

April 28, 2016

Cleveland Scene:
50 Years Ago, a Small Town Ohio Policeman Chased a Flying Saucer Into Pennsylvania... And It Ruined His Life

The Weather Network:
Green fireball caught shooting across California sky

Spaceflight Now:
First countdown at new Russian cosmodrome aborted in final minutes

Spaceflight Insider:
Inaugural Vostochny launch delayed 24 hours

Spaceflight Insider:
SpaceX hoping to repeat ocean-landing with May 3 launch

Spaceflight Now:
SpaceX announces plan to send mission to Mars in 2018

Discovery News:
Red Dragon: SpaceX Targets 2018 for First Mars Mission

Universe Today:
Spaceflight Will Give You The Body Of An Elderly Alcoholic Shut In

Discovery News:
Covers Off! Say Hello to Our Future Mega-Space Telescope

New Scientist:
Cassini gears up for final fiery plunge into Saturn's atmosphere

Daily Mail:
Pluto's 'little sister' has a moon: Hubble discovers tiny satellite orbiting the dwarf planet MakeMake

Daily Mail:
Is the universe littered with WORMHOLES? Supermassive black holes laced with dark matter could produce 'tunnels' in space

April 27, 2016

Spaceflight Now:
New Russian space base ready for first launch

Daily Mail:
Venus Express' dying moments rewrite what we know about the planet: Probe reveals the poles are colder than anywhere on Earth and covered by 'atmospheric waves'

Sputnik News:
Russian Scientist Unravels Mystery of Dark Clouds on Venus

Discovery News:
Did Asteroid Impacts Incubate Mars' Ancient Oceans?

Slate - Bad Astronomy:
A Martian Crater Torn in Half

New Scientist:
First direct evidence of ancient Mars's oxygen-rich atmosphere

EarthSky:
Comet Halley, parent of 2 meteor showers

April 26, 2016

Beverly Citizen:
Witness recalls Beverly UFO sighting 50 years later

Lee Herald:
On This Day in 1966: Gov. Haydon Burns Claims Encounter with UFO

Charlotte Observer:
Legend of 1897 UFO crash marked in North Texas

Discovery News:
UK Astronaut Completes 60,000 Mile London Marathon

Discovery News:
Mice in Space Showed Liver Damage After Two Weeks

New Scientist:
NASA's Dawn probe may visit third asteroid after Ceres and Vesta

April 25, 2016

Inquistr:
Mystery Fireball Turns Sky Blood Red Over El Salvador, Sparks Panic And Fears Of The Apocalypse

Get Surrey:
Watch moment 'bright fireball' shoots across night sky in Surrey and Hampshire

Tech Insider:
China plans to reach Mars by 2020 and eventually build a moon base

Space Daily:
China set to launch "more livable" space lab in Q3

Space Daily:
China plans to launch core module of space station around 2018

Discovery News:
Watching a Spacecraft Wreck Tumble Through Space

Popular Science:
Suitsat Might Be The Creepiest Satellite Ever

WEEKEND EDITION: April 23 through April 24, 2016

Smithsonian Magaine:
Can Physicists Ever Prove the Multiverse Is Real?

Scientific American:
Are We Living in a Computer Simulation?

Ars Technica:
The search for hidden dimensions comes up empty again

Gizmag:
Siemens previews additive manufacturing on the move with 3D-printing spider bots

Gizmag:
Slithering serpentine robot snakes its way to seabed inspections

The Atlantic:
Robots That Act Differently When You're Around

ABC Australia:
Adult-like proportions may have given baby titanosaurs an advantage when they hatched

BBC News:
What really happened when the 'dino-killer' asteroid struck

Smithsonian Magazine:
21 Million Years Ago, Monkeys May Have Floated to North America on Rafts

Smithsonian Magaine:
Mystery of the Varna Gold: What Caused These Ancient Societies to Disappear?

Atlas Obscura:
Did a Coded Message Lead an American to a Lost Civilization in China?

Discovery News:
Oldest Depiction of Ancient Egyptian Demons Found

Daily Mail:
The female Pharaoh Ancient Egyptians tried to erase from history: Carved blocks reveal how Queen Hatshepsut's looked before her image was changed to that of a man

Daily Mail:
Have we found the murdered followers of Cylon? Skeletons of 80 ancient men with their hands bound above their heads may belong to 7th Century Greek rebels

National Geographic:
Jerusalem Dig Uncovers Ancient Greek Citadel

The History Blog:
Found: A Magnificent Roman Villa, Hiding Under a British Backyard

The History Blog:
Runestone lost for 250 years found in garden patio

The History Blog:
15th c. art stolen from prince by Nazis found

Mental Floss:
Divers Find 400-Year-Old Silk Dress in Dutch Shipwreck

The History Blog:
Owner of Texel shipwreck gown identified

Smithsonian Magazine:
Four Hundred Years Later, Scholars Still Debate Whether Shakespeare's "Merchant of Venice" Is Anti-Semitic

BBC News:
Is it fair for Shakespeare to overshadow Cervantes?

Smithsonian Magazine:
Is There Such a Thing as a "Bad" Shakespeare Play?

Mental Floss:
The 16-Year-Old Revolutionary Who Outrode Paul Revere

Smithsonian Magazine:
Why Benedict Arnold Turned Traitor Against the American Revolution

Gizmodo:
An Illustrated History of American Money Design

The Guardian:
West side story: how Shakespeare stormed America's frontier

Mental Floss:
The Surprising Link Between the Deaths of Three 19th Century Presidents

Mental Floss:
When Rand Met McNally

National Geographic:
Harriet the Spy: How Tubman Helped the Union Army

San Francisco Chronicle:
110 years later - a ticking tectonic timebomb? SF '06 quake seen through private collection

Daily Mail:
The Titanic's last lifeboat: Amazing photos show vessel containing three bodies - including a man still in his dinner jacket - which was found by passing liner a month later and 200 miles away

Digg:
Beautiful Titanic Animation Strikes An Iceberg And Sinks In Real Time

Nautilus:
This Philosopher Helped Ensure There Was No Nobel for Relativity

Gizmodo:
The First In-Flight Movies Had a Live Orchestra

National Post:
The strange story of Hugo Gernsback, who brought science fiction magazines to America

Smithsonian Magazine:
Who Really Wrote "Citizen Kane"?

Atlas Obscura:
Missouri's Great Escaped Snake Scare of 1953

Smithsonian Magazine:
How a Psychedelic Concert Poster Rocked the World

Atlas Obscura:
Inside Laredo, the Secret, Members-Only Wild West Town in England

Mental Floss:
15 Town Names With Unusual Backstories

Atlas Obscura:
8 Places From Shakespeare That You Can Actually Visit

Atlas Obscura:
Why is Shakespeare Still So Popular? For the Same Reason Tolstoy Hated Him

Atlas Obscura:
Gloriously Melodramatic Portraits of 19th-Century Shakespearean Actors

April 22, 2016

Gizmag:
DARPA announces Phase 2 of spaceplane project

Daily Mail:
The XS-1 spaceplane moves closer to take off: US military funds craft that could launch spy satellites and weapons by 2019

Popular Science:
How the Saturn V Broke into Pieces Launching to the Moon

Popular Science:
How Quickly Did the Crew of Apollo 13 Know They Had Lost the Moon?

Gizmag:
Prototype moon buggy saved from junkyard goes to auction

Atlas Obscura:
The Last Flight of Germany's Glider King, Who Inspired the Wright Brothers

April 21, 2016

RT:
'Fireball' meteor lights up English skies (PHOTOS)

Birmingham Mail:
Fireball over Birmingham as Lyrids meteor shower arrives: How to see the shooting stars

Sputnik News:
NASA Interested in Using Russia's Vostochny Spaceport - Roscosmos

Daily Mail:
China wants to land on Mars by 2021: Top official at the country's space agency reveals plans for mission to the red planet

Sputnik News:
Space Exchange: China Offers Electronics for Russian Engines

Universe Today:
Recovered SpaceX Falcon 9 Booster Moves Back to KSC for Eventual Reflight

Astrobiology Magazine:
Lone Planetary-Mass Object Found in Family of Stars

Discovery News:
Extreme Meteorite Hunt Yields Cosmic Clues: Photos

Daily Mail:
Are we closer to finding a mystery world in our solar system? Scientists narrow down the location for Planet Nine

April 20, 2016

Los Angeles Times:
Oregon UFO gathering asks: Have you seen the (Phoenix) Lights?

Daily Mail:
Munich, we have a problem! Space radiation triggered an alarm on the ISS after it deleted data from the station's on-board computer

Spaceflight Now:
Attitude control failures led to break-up of Japanese astronomy satellite

Air & Space Magazine:
Future E-Gliders Could "Fly" on Airless Worlds

Gizmodo
We Just Learned Something Crazy About the Atmosphere of Venus

New Sceintist:
Never-before-seen galaxy spotted orbiting the Milky Way

Popular Science:
What We'll Wear To Mars

April 19, 2016

KERA:
Nearly 120 Years After Alleged UFO Crash, Small Texas Town Is All About Aliens

LAist:
Photos: The Truth Is Out There At Anaheim's UFO Museum

Technabob:
How to Turn a Drone into a UFO

Sputnik News:
China's Retrievable Microgravity Research Satellite Returns to Earth

Spaceflight Now:
Chinese space lab back on Earth after groundbreaking embryo experiment

Universe Today:
Antarctica Provides Plenty Of Mars Samples Right Now

Discovery News:
Alien 'Wow!' Signal Could Soon be Explained

April 18, 2016

Patch:
Green Fireball Seen in Sky Over Illinois, Midwest: VIDEOS

Belleville News-Democrat:
That bright light streaking across the sky Friday night was a meteor

KTVI-TV:
Watch a meteor streak across the skies of St. Louis

Spaceflight Now:
Expandable room installed on space station

Spaceflight Now:
Flown Falcon 9 booster hoisted off landing platform

Spaceflight Now:
New views of Falcon 9 landing from on-board SpaceX's drone ship

Space Daily:
Russia to shift all Lunar launches to Vostochny Cosmodrome

Cosmos:
Supernova scraps found on the Moon

Discovery News:
Europa's Deforming Ice Is a Surprising Heat Generator

Cosmos:
Cassini captures dust from beyond the Solar System

Discovery News:
Did the Sun Eat a Primordial Super-Earth?

WEEKEND EDITION: April 16 through April 17, 2016

Cosmos:
Five ways to travel through time

Live Science:
Can Black Holes Transport You to Other Worlds?

Cosmos:
The seven states of matter explained

Gizmodo:
China's First Ultra Realistic Robot Is Also Ultra Bad for Women

Brisbane Times:
'Stairs are still difficult': Robot expert on gap between sci-fi and reality

Wired:
Grief and Triumph at a Medieval Robot Battle for High Schoolers

National Geographic:
201 Years Ago, This Volcano Caused a Climate Catastrophe

Gizmodo:
The Death Valley Super Bloom Is Incredible

Daily Mail:
Redrawing the tree of life: Scientists redesign the branches to add 1,000 new microscopic life forms found over the past 15 years

Cosmos:
Titanic dinosaurs split by 'unzipping' supercontinent

Smithsonian Magazine:
The Discovery of a Tiny Tyrannosaur Adds New Insight Into the Origins of T. Rex

Daily Mail:
The last minutes of the dinosaurs: Scientists say fossil find of charred bones shows something 'strange' was going on

Smithsonian Magazine:
Researchers Piece Together Ancient Plesiosaur Attack

Cosmos:
Dolphin super hearing at least 26 million years old

Daily Mail:
Bizarre 'humanoid Godzilla', the size of a grown man, is filmed viciously hunting off the coast of the Galapagos Islands

BBC News:
The museum filled with poisonous spiders that just won't die

Daily Mail:
Inky the Octopus's Great Escape: Cephalod makes amazing break from aquarium by squeezing out of a gap in his tank, sliding across the floor and slipping into a pipe that led to the ocean

Scientific American:
Debate Erupts over Strange New Human Species

Science Magazine:
Modern human females and male Neandertals had trouble making babies. Here's why

Daily Mail:
The incredible history of Chauvet-Pont d'Arc: Radiocarbon dating reveals early humans 'shared' the painted cave with BEARS more than 30,000 years ago

The History Blog:
Unique Pictish Stone on display at Elgin Museum

Ancient Origins:
Analysis Shows that the Hebrew Bible May Be Centuries Older than Once Thought

Ancient Origins:
1600–Year-Old Glass Workshop Discovered in Israel

The History Blog:
Tiny Arabic chess piece found in museum dig

The History Blog:
Rare 13th c. tile floor on display under new shelter

The History Blog:
Met conservators repair della Robbia that fell from wall

Atlas Obscura:
Why the Last Words of Anne Boleyn Remain a Mystery

The History Blog:
Was a lost Caravaggio found in an attic in France?

Smithsonian Magazine:
A New Copy of Shakespeare's First Folio Was Found in a Scottish Library

The History Blog:
17th c. treasure hidden during uprising found in Bulgaria

The History Blog:
18th c. marine chronometer found in Rhode Island collection

Atlas Obscura:
Victorians Wanted to Contact Aliens Using Giant Mirrors

Mental Floss:
The Couple Who Sat With Lincoln on the Night of His Assassination

Mental Floss:
The Tragic History of RC Cola

Smithsonian Magazine:
When the British Wanted to Camouflage Their Warships, They Made Them Dazzle

Smithsonian Magazine:
Bullet Helps Revive Lawrence of Arabia's Reputation

Atlas Obscura:
In the Early 20th Century, America Was Awash in Incredible Queer Nightlife

Smithsonian Magazine:
How Booker T. Washington Became the First African-American on a U.S. Postage Stamp

Smithsonian Magazine:
New Project Uncovers What Americans Knew About the Holocaust

Ars Technica:
Science proves that Fangio was the greatest F1 driver of all time

Ars Technica:
Lawyers who won Happy Birthday copyright case sue over "We Shall Overcome"

Gizmodo:
The Untold Story of the Teen Hackers Who Transformed the Early Internet

Atlas Obscura:
Yes, '90s Blockbuster Training Videos Really Were This Cringeworthy

National Geographic:
These People Have a Mind-Bending Way to Navigate

Gizmodo:
Will This Office Supplies Perpetual Motion Machine Ever Stop?

April 15, 2016

Defense One:
The Problem with the Pentagon's Hypersonic Missile

Discovery News:
NASA Captures Stunning Photo of a Sonic Shockwave

Atlas Obscura:
This 17th Century Map of the Skies is Bursting With Mythological Creatures

Air & Space Magazine:
Splashdown, Live Via Satellite

National Geographic:
The Forgotten Soviet Space Shuttle Could Fly Itself

Sputnik News:
Unknown Parts of Cosmonaut Gagarin's Conversations With Ground Control

History Channel News:
What Really Happened to Yuri Gagarin, the First Man in Space?

Popular Mechanics:
The Mysterious Death of the First Man in Space

April 14, 2016

ScienceAlert:
We're in for a month of meteor showers as we pass through the tail of Halley's Comet

Universe Today:
NASA Discovers 72 New Asteroids Near Earth

Spaceflight Now:
SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket returns to port

Spaceflight Now:
New views of Falcon 9 landing from on-board SpaceX's drone ship

Spaceflight Now:
Atlas 5 to launch commercial space habitat for Bigelow Aerospace

Space Daily:
First joint EU-Russian ExoMars mission to reach Mars orbit Oct 16

Daily Mail:
The first ever image of an exoplanet: 1917 astronomical plate provides the oldest evidence of world outside our solar system

Astrobiology Magazine:
1917 astronomical plate has first-ever evidence of exoplanetary system

Air & Space Magazine:
Supernova Fallout Hit Earth When Human Ancestors Were Alive

April 13, 2016

KFVS-TV:
75th anniversary of alleged UFO crash in Cape Girardeau

Sputnik News:
US Needs 18 More Russian Rocket Engines for Its Military Satellites

Sputnik News:
Russia to Begin Building New 'Federation' Spacecraft This Summer

Daily Mail:
Nasa begins testing radical 'proton power' system that could send spacecraft to the edge of the universe

Popular Science:
What Happens After You Land A Rocket On A Drone Ship?

Gizmag:
Massive solar storm would pose considerable dangers - are we ready?

April 12, 2016

Daily Mail:
Stunning new footage reveals SpaceX' historic landing on an ocean barge from onboard its Falcon 9 rocket

Jalopnik:
SpaceX's Landing Drone Ship Is Just As Complicated As The Rocket

Popular Science:
What Happens After You Land A Rocket On A Drone Ship?

Spaceflight Now:
Dragon arrives at space station with inflatable habitat in tow

Spaceflight Now:
Photos: Dragon completes rendezvous with the station

Discovery News:
Kepler Space Telescope Revived From Emergency Shutdown

Spaceflight Now:
Kepler telescope recovered from spacecraft emergency

New Scientist:
Planet Nine might be an exoplanet stolen by the sun

Gizmag:
Is this what Planet 9 looks like?

April 11, 2016

Discovery News:
Success! SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket Nails Ocean Landing

Spaceflight Now:
SpaceX lands rocket on ocean-going drone ship

Sputnik News:
NASA: US Dragon Cargo Ship Successfully Docks With Int'l Space Station

Stuff NZ:
Wanaka Nasa balloon launch blown off schedule

Spaceflight Now:
Kepler space telescope in emergency mode

Astobiology Magazine:
Saturn Spacecraft Not Affected by Hypothetical Planet 9

New Scientist:
Mars moons may have formed after collision with Pluto-like world

Discovery News:
The Hunt for Planet Nine: What's It Made Of?

Discovery News:
Life's Building Blocks Created on Lab-Grown Comet

WEEKEND EDITION: April 9 through April 10, 2016

Daily Mail:
Mysterious new state of matter discovered: Quantum spin liquid is seen in a real-world material 40 YEARS after being predicted - and it could make computers superfast

Mysterious Universe:
350-Year-Old Pendulum Synchronization Puzzle Finally Solved

Gizmag:
Computer creates high-tech Rembrandt counterfeit

Daily Mail:
Volcanoes, wildfires and flooding from space: Nasa releases 3 MILLION amazing shots of Earth revealing its changing landscape

Bloomberg:
Largest Blue Diamond Ever Goes to Auction for $45 Million

Daily Mail:
Largest pink pear-shaped diamond to go under the hammer is set to fetch £27million at jewellery sale next month

Science Magazine:
Why do some landslides travel so much farther than others?

Sputnik News:
Giant Prehistoric Ocean Discovered Deep Below the Ground

Science Magazine:
430-million-year-old arthropod kept its kids on a leash

Scientific American:
What Really Killed the Dinosaurs?

Smithsonian Magazine:
Stop Making Fun of Tyrannosaurs' Tiny Arms

Daily Mail:
Ancient snake shows its true colours: Pigments found in 'astounding' fossils can help reveal the green and black skin of a reptile that lived ten million years ago

Daily Mail:
Megalodons were wiped out when killer whales invaded: Competition for food drove 60ft sharks to extinction 2 million years ago

Science Magazine:
Red deer came to Scottish islands from unexpected places

Daily Mail:
What wiped out the 'Hobbit'? Mysterious species of human vanished from Indonesia 38,000 years earlier than first thought

Stuff NZ:
South America's prehistoric people spread like 'invasive species'

Smithsonian Magazine:
3,400-Year-Old Necropolis Hints at Ancient Egyptian Life

Scientific American:
5 Unsolved Mysteries of King Tut's Tomb

Daily Mail:
Easy as Alep, Bet, Gimel? Researchers uncover the roots of the English alphabet

Live Science:
Curse Tablets Discovered in 2,400-Year-Old Grave

The History Blog:
Ancient textiles found in Nepal suggest Silk Road ran further south

Daily Mail:
Rare copy of one of the world's most spectacular atlas made in Amsterdam in the 1660s with 600 separate engraved maps, plans and views set to sell for £270,000

Smithsonian Magazine:
The New York Slave Revolt of 1712 Was a Bloody Prelude to Decades of Hardship

Atlas Obscura:
The Chinese Female Pirate Who Commanded 80,000 Outlaws

Forbes:
Mass Grave From War Of 1812 Gives Archaeologists First Evidence Of Buckshot Injuries

The History Blog:
Pistols Lafayette gave to Bolívar poised to break auction records

Smithsonian Magazine:
Andrew Jackson, America's Original Anti-Establishment Candidate

Smithsonian Magazine:
For Susan B. Anthony, Getting Support for Her "Revolution" Meant Taking on an Unusual Ally

Daily Mail:
Missing patent file for the Wright Brothers' 'flying machine' has been found in a 'cave' 36 years after it mysteriously vanished

Atlas Obscura:
The Photos that Exposed American Child Labor

Inverse:
Forget Geodesic Domes, Buckminster Fuller's Dymaxion House Was His Masterpiece

Atlas Obscura:
The Hungarian Taxidermist Who Saw Frogs As People

Smithsonian Magazine:
Following WWII, New Zealand's Navy Was Rocked With Peaceful Mutinies

Gizmag:
Britain's first mass produced computer goes on public display

Gizmag:
Jaguar goes time traveling and brings back the 1957 XKSS

Seattle Times:
Stunning photos capture the workers who built the Space Needle

Gizmag:
The laptop turns 35

Atlas Obscura:
Found: Unseen Film of Britain's Most Notorious Spy Explaining His Betrayal

Atlas Obscura:
How the Commodore Amiga Powered Your Cable System in the '90s

Daily Mail:
The train you won't see coming: Mirrored carriages to be used in 'invisible' overhaul for Japanese commuter train

Gizmag:
The uncompromising works of starchitect Zaha Hadid

Atlas Obscura:
Lose Yourself in this Atlas of the World's Lost Cities

Gizmodo:
Antique Photos Were Used to Make This Realistic Footage That Looks 85 Years Old

April 8, 2016

Air & Space Magazine:
DARPA Picks Aurora Flight Sciences For New X-Plane

Daily Mail:
On guard! Watch a drone dodging a SWORD attack (and it could soon use the same technique to deliver your shopping)

Forbes:
Everything You Need To Know About Staging Your Own Private Rocket Launch

Air & Space Magazine:
Technically Speaking: Stealth Before Stealth

Popular Science:
How Did the Apollo Command and Service Modules Separate?

IEEE Spectrum:
Stopping Buck Rogers From Going Boom

Gizmodo:
The Ultimate List of Weapons Astronauts Have Carried Into Orbit

Gizmodo:
Check Out All the Largest Flying Boats in History

Air & Space Magazine:
Five Airplanes That Made No Difference

April 7, 2016

Inverse:
50 Years Ago, Michigan Congressman Gerald Ford Made UFOs a Political Issue

Twin Falls Times-News:
UPDATE: Rumble in the Skies: No Explanation for Loud Boom

Spaceflight Insider:
India to launch its reusable spaceplane in May

Spaceflight Now:
Chinese research craft launched on two-week mission

Gizmodo:
Why on Earth Is China Shooting Crude Oil Into Space?

Spaceflight Now:
Static fire complete in run-up to launch of SpaceX supply ship

Space Daily:
Mars Longevity Champion Launched 15 Years Ago

Spaceflight Now:
Dawn mission expected to go into overtime at Ceres

Science Magazine:
Earth barraged by supernovae millions of years ago, debris found on moon

Slate - Bad Astronomy:
A Distant, Moody Comet

Stuff NZ:
Stunning meteor picture likely a fireball. And some other great space pics

Smithsonian Magazine:
Sneak a Peak at the Multi-Million Dollar Meteorites Soon up for Sale

April 6, 2016

EarthSky:
Asteroid swept within moon's distance Monday night

Stuff NZ:
Meteor seen by dozens of people across New Zealand

Stuff NZ:
Chance photo captures meteor's spectacular display

The Local España:
Giant fireball streaks over Spain 'turning night into day'

Discovery News:
Japanese Probe Ready to Get Intimate With Venus

Astrobiology Magazine:
Early Mars bombardment likely enhanced life-supporting habitat

New Scientist:
Pluto may have tipped over when Charon tugged at its heart

Universe Today:
Did the Sun Steal Planet Nine?

Daily Mail:
Exoplanets where the oceans flow BACKWARDS could harbour alien life: Simulations reveal there may be more habitable regions than first thought

Scientific American:
Alien Planets With Super Salty Oceans Could Be Habitable

April 5, 2016

Spaceflight Now:
SpaceX hopes to sell used Falcon 9 boosters for as low as $40 million

Gizmag:
Our Sun could get angrier than we thought

Daily Mail:
Did the MOON help create Earth's magnetic field? Theory claims the satellite's irregular orbit helps maintain the protective shield

Astrobiology Magazine:
Mile-High Mars Mounds Built by Wind & Climate Change

Spaceflight News:
Opportunity rover snaps photo of Martian dust devil

New Scientist:
Dust devils on Mars may be boosted by their own shadows

Discovery News:
Forget Tatooine, This Exoplanet Has THREE Suns

Forbes:
How Fast Does Earth Move Through The Universe?

April 4, 2016

Forbes:
Japanese Space Probe Was Smashed Into Five Pieces

Gizmag:
Blue Origin's New Shepherd rocket makes third powered landing

Stuff NZ:
NASA launch delayed again by Wanaka weather - might be Monday

Spaceflight Now:
Progress supply ship docks with the International Space Station

Sputnik News:
Progress MS-02 Cargo Spacecraft Docks With ISS Automatically (VIDEO)

Spaceflight Now:
Photos: Progress supply launch viewed from space station

Forbes:
Venus Likely Had Past Life; Next Step Is Finding It

Discovery News:
Mars Rover Tackles Steep Hill, Spins Wheels, Gives Up

Spaceflight Now:
Mars rover re-routed after spinning wheels on steep hillside

Discovery News:
Mysterious Mars Mounds Were Liquid-Filled Craters

Forbes:
Planet 9 May Hail From Sun's Stellar Birth Cluster

Discovery News:
Shoot Aggressive Aliens With Lasers to Defend Earth

Astrobiology Magazine:
Laser cloaking device could help us hide from aliens

WEEKEND EDITION: April 2 through April 3, 2016

Science.mic:
Are Parallel Universes Real? Here Are Physicists' Leading Multiverse Theories

Forbes:
Is String Theory Really Unprovable?

Gizmodo Australia:
Does Infinity Really Exist?

Forbes:
Stacking Cannonballs In 8 Dimensions

Daily Mail:
Large Hadron Collider casts doubt over bizarre new 'tetraquark': Follow-up tests fail to find any evidence for the weird particle

Ars Technica:
Tay, the neo-Nazi millennial chatbot, gets autopsied

Atlas Obscura:
100 Wonders: Cave of the Crystals

Science Magazine:
Ancient spider relative hints at origins of web spinning

Smithsonian Magazine:
When Dinosaurs Roamed the (Not Yet) Petrified Forest

Daily Mail:
Watch the incredible waddling cavefish that can climb WALLS: Researchers say strange blind animal is 'evolutionary relic'

Daily Mail:
Apes never forget an old friend: Bonobos can remember past group members even if they've been separated for years

National Geographic:
Which of These Animals is Tougher?

Daily Mail:
For once-in-a-lifetime pictures it was worth the wait: Photographer spends 11 days watching den to snap the adorable moment polar bear cubs emerge for the first time

Atlas Obscura:
Behind the Scenes With the Horses of Hollywood

Daily Mail:
Our ancestors roamed further than first thought: Fossils suggest early humans ventured east 3.5 million years ago

Science Magazine:
Our ancestors may have mated more than once with mysterious ancient humans

Daily Mail:
What wiped out the 'Hobbit'? Mysterious species of human vanished from Indonesia 38,000 years earlier than first thought

Daily Mail:
Were Neanderthals master tacticians? Early human relatives used meticulously planned strategies to hunt Ice Age beasts

Smithsonian Magazine:
Bear Bone Adds 2,500 Years to History of Humans in Ireland

Science Magazine:
Slaughter at the bridge: Uncovering a colossal Bronze Age battle

Daily Mail:
Is this the world's oldest customer complaint? 3,750-year-old Babylonian tablet details how a person called 'Nanni' was not happy with a delivery of ancient copper ore

Daily Mail:
Sacred text found in Italy could unlock the secrets of the Etruscan religion: Rare 6th century BC slab inscribed in a lost language may contain the names of ancient gods

The History Blog:
Torlonia collection to see the light after 40 years in the basement

BBC News:
New evidence of Viking life in America?

Smithsonian Magazine:
The Lost City of Cambodia

National Geographic:
Pictures: An Elite Viking's Prized Possessions

Ars Technica:
Medieval monks invented King Arthur's grave as an attraction to raise money

Atlas Obscura:
The Heart of Voltaire

Atlas Obscura:
It's the 177th Birthday of 'Okay'

Atlas Obscura:
The Cursed History of P.T. Barnum's Museums

Atlas Obscura:
New York's First Female Crime Boss Started Her Own Crime School

Atlas Obscura:
The Grotesque 100-Year Old Wax Figures on Display in Brooklyn

Atlas Obscura:
For Victorian Men, the Mustache Comb was Everything

Atlas Obscura:
Listen To A Tiny Machine From 1890 Make Birdsong

Daily Mail:
Paris really IS a picture postcard city: Photographer perfectly matches French capital with black and white images taken 100 years ago

Atlas Obscura:
The Story Behind the Bulletproof Photo Craze

Atlas Obscura:
The Mail Rail

Smithsonian Magazine:
A Brief History of the Zoot Suit

The Guardian:
Revealed: how Associated Press cooperated with the Nazis

San Francisco Chronicle:
A 100 year look at San Francisco marquees and theaters

Atlas Obscura:
Buried Somewhere in the Catskills is a Stash of Nazi Loot

Daily Mail:
The village that time forgot: Ghost town abandoned in 1943 has been deserted for more than 70 years after residents evacuated in World War II were never allowed to return

Daily Mail:
Top secret D-Day plans showing highly detailed photographs taken during low-level Spitfire flights over Hitler's defenses are found in French flea market

San Francisco Chronicle:
In color: A look at life in the railroad yards in the early '40s

Smithsonian Magazine:
How the Green Book Helped African-American Tourists Navigate a Segregated Nation

Smithsonian Magazine:
MAD Magazine's Iconic Alfred E. Neuman Turns 60 This Year

Smithsonian Magazine:
That One Time Eleanor Roosevelt Was a DJ

Daily Mail:
Adolf Hitler's most decorated assassin 'later worked for ISRAELI secret service as a hitman killing Nazi rocket scientists'

Atlas Obscura:
The Forgotten Secret Language of Gay Men

Jalopnik:
Watch an Underground Nuclear Explosion Melt the Ground into a Giant Crater

Atlas Obscura:
The Illegal Birth Control Handbook That Spread Across College Campuses in 1968

Smithsonian Magazine:
Where Museums Go to Shop for Rare Works of Art

National Geographic:
Which Mystery From History Are You?

April 1, 2016

Space Daily:
Lockheed Martin Opens Space Fence Test Facility

Jalopnik:
Watch This B-1 Bomber Light The Burners And Do A Double Roll Over MacDill Air Force Base

Air & Space Magazine:
Cactus, Speedbird, and Other Great Call Signs

Air & Space Magazine:
Born to Race

Air & Space Magazine:
Ten Antique Airplanes and the Pilots Who Dare to Fly Them

Mysterious Universe:
Steam-Powered Rocket Ready For Its Next Manned Flight

Air & Space Magazine:
The Case of the Runaway U-2

DSFP's Spaceflight History:
The Last Days of the Nuclear Shuttle (1971)

DSFP's Spaceflight History:
A True Gateway: Robert Gilruth's June 1968 Space Station Presentation

Spaceflight Insider:
Jack Crenshaw: the space pioneer you never heard of

March 31, 2016

Spaceflight Now:
Air Force ends effort to recover DMSP weather satellite

Discovery News:
Space Station Ready for Inflatable Habitat Test

New Scientist:
Asteroid barrage may have birthed a short-lived ocean on Mars

New Scientist:
Bubbling ocean on Saturn's moon could explain vanishing island

Daily Mail:
The real-life Mustafar: Star Wars-style planet is covered in LAVA and orbits so close to its star that a 'year' lasts just 18 hours

Discovery News:
2-Faced Exoplanet Is Both Solid and Molten Rock

New Scientist:
More evidence for Planet Nine as odd celestial alignment emerges

Daily Mail:
The mystery of Planet X deepens: Expert believes the mysterious ninth planet is to blame for wiping out the dinosaurs

Discovery News:
Could 'Planet X' Cause Comet Catastrophes on Earth?

New Scientist:
Interstellar cloud could have wiped out the dinosaurs

Sputnik News:
Moon Mission: A Blueprint for the Red Planet

March 30, 2016

Palm Beach Post:
Green fireball spotted in South Florida by dozens of people

South Florida Sun-Sentinel:
Presumed meteor puts on pre-dawn show; sightings reported from Florida Keys to Jacksonville

Space Daily:
Has Tiangong 1 gone rogue

Spaceflight Now:
U.S. military rules out collision as cause of Hitomi satellite's woes

Discovery News:
Japan is Tracking Tumbling and Damaged Satellite

Spaceflight Now:
Progress cargo craft rolled out for launch to space station

Daily Mail:
The giant fuel tank that could take us to Mars: Images show 200ft tall cylinder being built for world's most powerful rocket

Daily Mail:
Watch the moment Jupiter gets hit by an asteroid: Amateur astronomers capture rare event 600 million miles away

Daily Mail:
Rare meteorite fragments discovered in Germany: Space rocks from recent fireball shine purple and blue under a microscope

March 29, 2016

Discovery News:
Flyby Comet Was WAY Bigger Than Thought

Daily Mail:
Is there really a NINTH planet in our solar system? Scientists say they have even more evidence of mysterious world

Spaceflight Now:
Japan's newest space telescope goes silent

Discovery News:
Japan Loses Track of $273 Million Black Hole Satellite

Spaceflight Now:
Soyuz aces test campaign at new Vostochny Cosmodrome

Stuff NZ:
International research team prepares for NASA balloon launch in Wanaka

Discovery News:
Pluto May Have Nitrogen Lakes That Freeze and Thaw

Astrobiology Magazine:
Investigating the Mystery of Migrating 'Hot Jupiters'

March 28, 2016

Daily Mail:
See a green comet come close to Earth next week: Stargazers in northern hemisphere could be treated to a stunning show

Daily Mail:
Earth's close brush with a comet captured on camera: 1km rock passed just 2.2 million miles from the planet

Air & Space Magazine:
15 Years of Living in Space

New Scientist:
Gecko Gripper blasts off to help design space-crawling robots

Spaceflight Now:
Traveling Cygnus pulls into port at International Space Station

Spaceflight Now:
Photos: Cygnus goes from Cape Canaveral to the space station

Spaceflight Now:
Soyuz launcher puts Russian military spy satellite in orbit

Spaceflight Now:
Soyuz launcher puts Russian military spy satellite in orbit

New Scientist:
Moon's lack of water down to ancient shift in its spin axis

New Scientist:
Asteroid barrage may have birthed a short-lived ocean on Mars

Discovery News:
These Are Titan's Highest Mountains -- What Lies Beneath?

Discovery News:
Are Saturn's Moons and Rings Younger Than the Dinosaurs?

Discovery News:
Is Ceres' Mysterious Bright Dome an Ice Volcano?

WEEKEND EDITION: March 26 through March 27, 2016

Forbes:
10 Quantum Truths About Our Universe

Forbes:
What It Means If CERN Discovers A New Particle

New Scientist:
Mathematicians shocked to find pattern in 'random' prime numbers

CTV News:
Math problem a 300-year saga of death, duels, dual identities

Ars Technica:
Microsoft's teenage AI shows I know nothing about millennials

Daily Mail:
Microsoft's artificial intelligence Twitter bot has to be shut down after it starts posting genocidal racist comments one day after launching

The Atlantic:
What Is a Robot?

Daily Mail:
The 29-armed robot that can rip an iPhone apart in 11 SECONDS: Apple reveals Liam the 'recyclebot' that can recover metal

Daily Mail:
Meet Scamp, the creepy robot that flies, scurries and climbs wall just like an insect

Daily Mail:
Watch the robot that can run like a human: Researchers say Durus-2D could lead to radical new prosthetic limbs

IEEE Spectrum:
Little Robotic Leg Investigates Enormous Dinosaur Locomotion

Daily Mail:
Could you outrun a MEGAVOLCANO? Researchers reveal volcanic flows only reach 45mph (but can travel upto 100 miles)

Universe Today:
What Are The Benefits Of Volcanoes?

Smithsonian Magazine:
San Andreas May Have Had Help Triggering a Historic Earthquake

The Atlantic:
The Violent Remaking of Appalachia

Sputnik News:
Seven of the World's Most Interesting Craters

Stuff NZ:
More than half of Tekapo lake bed covered in large landslides

Daily Mail:
Could we soon CLONE a T-Rex? Fossils of a pregnant 68-million-year-old dinosaur may contain DNA to bring the beast back to life

Daily Mail:
A real-life 'unicorn': Bizarre horned beast lived alongside humans 26,000 years ago and may be behind the legendary myth

Stuff NZ:
Walking in the footsteps of giant moa

Stuff NZ:
NZ southern right whale population crashed from around to 30,000 to just 110

Daily Mail:
Now that's a long-haul flight! Tiny hummingbird travels 1,300 miles WITHOUT a break during its yearly migration

Daily Mail:
World's oldest tortoise, Jonathan, enjoys his first ever bath at the ripe old age of 184

Smithsonian Magazine:
What Elephants, Zebras and Lions Do When They Think No One's Watching

Daily Mail:
Ancient grave shows Nubian woman buried in Egyptian style: Incredible find pinpoints the moment 'two cultures became one'

Daily Mail:
Jewellery from the mysterious 'queen' of Stonehenge goes on display: Stunning pieces were found in the grave of a high-status woman 200 years ago

Atlas Obscura:
The Troll Church

Daily Mail:
Ramesses III gruesome murder revealed: Pharaoh was killed by multiple attackers, who cut off his big toe and slit his throat

Daily Mail:
Ancient mini-weapons made to please the Gods: Tiny 2,900-year-old bows, arrows, and daggers in Oman could shed light on mysterious religious practices

Daily Mail:
Buried Iron Age fighter 'speared like a hedgehog' found in newly-unearthed 2,500-year-old 'migrant camp' in east Yorkshire

Daily Mail:
The SECOND battle of Thermopylae: Fragments reveal Roman fight against invading Goths in same pass Spartans fought '300' battle

Ancient Origins:
Epic Battle between Goths and Greeks Revealed in Long Lost Ancient Text

The History Blog:
Buckle from British Isles found in Danish Viking grave

The History Blog:
Update: St Eric's wounds consistent with legend

The History Blog:
"Joan of Arc" ring unveiled at French theme park

Daily Mail:
Ruins of TWO medieval castles uncovered in Glasgow: Remains of mystery 13th century fort and 17th century Partick Castle found on the banks of the River Clyde

Live Science:
Hidden Text in England's Oldest Printed Bible Revealed

Daily Mail:
Much ado about manuscripts: Rare witching pamphlets, monster maps and paintings shed light on the artwork that influenced William Shakespeare's greatest plays

Chemistry World:
Newton's recipe for alchemists' mercury rediscovered

Ancient Origins:
Is the Skull of Shakespeare Missing from His Grave?

Ancient Origins:
Why is this coin worth $10m?

Smithsonian Magazine:
How Malaria Gave Us Mauve

Smithsonian Magazine:
A New Addition to #MyDaguerreotypeBoyfriend Is the Civil War's Most Daring Naval Officer

Smithsonian Magazine:
With the Discovery of the USS Conestoga, Researchers Have Solved a Mystery That Was Nearly 100 Years Old

Smithsonian Magazine:
How Much Has the Town Where the Scopes Trial Took Place Evolved Since the 1920s?

Air & Space Magazine:
The Soviet City in the Sky

Smithsonian Magazine:
The Grand Coulee Powers On, 75 Years After Its First Surge of Electricity

Ancient Origins:
Stash of Books from the Witch Library of Nazi Chief Himmler Found in Prague

Atlas Obscura:
The Congressman Who Brought Belly Dancing to America

IEEE Spectrum:
When 82 TV Channels Was More Than Enough

Reading Eagle:
Son of spy shot down over Soviet Russia shares story at Governor Mifflin High

Air & Space Magazine:
How NASA Joined the Civil Rights Revolution

Daily Mail:
Take a look inside Skynet's 50-year-old blast-proof bunker: New pictures give rare glimpse inside the real-life secret underground military complex made famous by the Terminator film

Daily Mail:
Could America's next war be in a MEGACITY? Pentagon bosses call for hi-tech help for 'increasingly likely' battles in (and under) giant cities around the world

Daily Mail:
The military railgun that fires 'bullets' at SIX TIMES the speed of sound: Footage shows weapon reaching immense Mach 6 speeds

Daily Mail:
The US Army is developing encrypted radar that 'looks like noise' and morphs continually to remain anonymous

Jalopnik:
Big Military Surplus Helicopter Sale Starts At $14,000

Jalopnik:
This Footage Of A Fast Attack Submarine Breaking Through Thick Arctic Ice Is 'Chilling'

Smithsonian Magazine:
Cruise Ship Set to Sail the Perilous Northwest Passage

Smithsonian Magazine:
Switzerland's Historic Bunkers Get a New Lease on Life

Gizmag:
Bavaria's greatest hits: 100 years of BMW

Smithsonian Magazine:
This News Website Is a Lakota-Speaker's "Dream"

Space Daily:
The linguistics of signifying time: The human gesture as clock

Gizmodo:
The World's Tiniest Rube Goldberg Machine Made of Watch Parts Is a Masterpiece

March 25, 2016

Daily Mail:
The flying BILLBOARD that's a cross between a drone and a blimp: Skye can safely show adverts as it soars over crowds

Gizmag:
Amphibious drone hides underwater until it's go-time

Sputnik News:
China Unveils New Electronic Spy Plane

Sputnik News:
Russia's New MiG-35 Fighter Jet Soars Towards Test Flights

Jalopnik:
Watch The Bounty Hunters And Their Super Hornets Project Power In The Southern Hemisphere

Jalopnik:
Super Etendard Attack Jets Make Their Last Carrier Catapult Launches Ever

Jalopnik:
That Time An SR-71 Made An Emergency Landing In Norway After Spying On The Soviets

Jalopnik:
The First Air Force One Has Taken To The Skies Once Again

Jalopnik:
Hear The Mechanical Symphony Of The First Air Force One's Pistons Firing Away

IEEE Spectrum:
This Is What Broadband Satellite Communication Looked Like in 1965

BBC News:
The American Concordes that never flew

Gizmodo:
Slowing Down In Space Is Easier With Yo-Yos

March 24, 2016

BBC News:
My time as a UFO investigator for the government

Inverse:
If Project Greenglow Worked, Engineers Would Have Built a Flying Saucer

Space.com:
Two Comets Just Made Historic Near-Earth Flybys

IEEE Spectrum:
Virgin Galactic's New SpaceShipTwo Will Be Safer, But Will It Be Safe Enough?

Daily Mail:
'Super Hubble' is nearly ready! Alien-hunting James Webb telescope has final flight mirror installed ahead of 2018 launch

Air & Space Magazine:
A New Space Station Camera Will Watch Meteors From Above

New Scientist:
Moon's lack of water down to ancient shift in its spin axis

Daily Mail:
Did our moon throw a 'wobbly' after it formed? Lunar poles wandered by 125 MILES over a billion years as volcanic bubbles threw them off balance

Forbes:
Scientists Discover New Facts About Pluto And Its Moons [Infographic]

Air & Space Magazine:
Life Among the Gas Giants

Stuff NZ:
Nasa photos quiz: Are you an Earthling or a spaceman?

Daily Mail:
Would YOU holiday on the moon? Esa reveals plans for lunar resort that will let tourists bask in constant sunshine

Forbes:
The Wonder Of Exoplanet Skies

Air & Space Magazine:
Would We Know Alien Life If We Saw It?

March 23, 2016

EarthSky:
Small asteroid detected 4 days after passing as close as satellites

Daily Mail:
Look up tomorrow! A lunar eclipse will pair with a very bright Jupiter in the dawn sky

Stuff NZ:
Closest comets in decades passing Earth this week

Discovery News:
Comet Double-Whammy: A Lesson in Planetary Defense?

Science News:
Comets carried noble gases to Earth

Slate - Bad Astronomy:
ExoMars Spacecraft Seen on Its Way to Mars!

Discovery News:
Did Mars' Methane Come from Comets?

Gizmodo:
This Is the Last Sun Antarctica Will See for Six Months

March 22, 2016

Business Insider:
One of the brightest fireballs in recorded history barreled across Britain's skies - and it was beautiful

Spaceflight Insider:
NASA and SpaceX eye April return-to-flight for Dragon

Popular Science:
Inflatable Addition To The Space Station Will Launch In April

Spaceflight Now:
SpaceX hopes to raise launch tempo after space station flight

Daily Mail:
Pluto is even more bizarre and mysterious than thought: New Horizons images reveal a tapestry of frozen mountains, pockmarks, plate tectonics and wobbly moons

Sputnik News:
Nine Monster Stars Unearthed in the Milky Way

Stuff NZ:
Space photo shows New Zealand 400km away from Russian spacecraft

March 21, 2016

WWMT-TV:
50th anniversary of Michigan UFO sightings

Spaceflight Now:
Soyuz docks with space station with fresh crew

Discovery News:
New International Space Station Crew Arrives Safely

Spaceflight Insider:
ISS crew size returns to six with docking of Soyuz TMA-20M

Spaceflight Now:
Video: Soyuz crew blasts off en route to space station

Spaceflight Now:
Photos: Crew departs on half-year space station expedition

Discovery News:
Pluto Probably Has an Ocean Under its Surface

The Independent:
First day of spring: What is the Vernal Equinox?

WEEKEND EDITION: March 19 through March 20, 2016

Forbes:
10 Quantum Truths About Our Universe

Ars Technica:
Searching for the particle accelerator at the heart of the Milky Way

Scientific American:
The Long Search for the Value of Pi

The Guardian:
Pi Day: your guide to this infinitely interesting number

Sputnik News:
Life of Pi: Today's Most Celebrated Number (Literally)

Atlas Obscura:
Object of Intrigue: Disneyland's Flirty, Talking Trash Can

Atlas Obscura:
What Does Your Reaction to a Robotic Trash Can Say About You?

Daily Mail:
Researchers find evidence of TWELVE catastrophic mega eruptions 16m years ago in Idaho

Smithsonian Magazine:
San Andreas May Have Had Help Triggering a Historic Earthquake

National Geographic:
Scientists Finally Know What Kind of Monster a Tully Monster Was

Daily Mail:
Has a mythological monster been found? 250 million year old reptile named after fierce lizard with a dog's head... and it can teach us about how crocodiles evolved

Gizmodo:
Behold Timurlengia - the Elusive Missing Link in Tyrannosaur Evolution

The Guardian:
Discovery of brainy T rex ancestor sheds light on dinosaur's dominance

The Dodo:
Baby Elephant Sees Goat, Runs For His Life

The History Blog:
Unusable bronze Iron Age weapons found in Oman

Ancient Origins:
2500-Year Old Signet Ring from Tradeswomen Uncovered in Jerusalem

Daily Mail:
Did ancient Rome issue commemorative coins? Gold piece unearthed in Israel from the time of Trajan bears bust of Augustus in tribute to Rome's first emperor

Daily Mail:
Holy smokes! CANNABIS has preserved ancient Indian artwork in the sacred Ellora Caves for 1,500 years

The History Blog:
London Stone will finally gets it due again

Atlas Obscura:
Rynek Underground

Atlas Obscura:
Shipwreck from Vasco da Gama's Armada Found off Arabian Peninsula

The History Blog:
Only play with section believed to be in Shakespeare's hand on display

Smithsonian Magazine:
These Eerie Civil War Photos Changed How the U.S. Saw Veterans

Smithsonian Magazine:
A Rare Walt Whitman Letter Was Found in the National Archives

Atlas Obscura:
100 Wonders: The Great Boston Molasses Flood

Atlas Obscura:
How a Midwestern Potato Farm Became the World's First Nuclear Waste Site

Atlas Obscura:
The FBI Files of One Of The Most Prolific Mathematicians Ever

Atlas Obscura:
Cold War Spies Sifted Through Used Soviet Toilet Paper In Search of Clues

Atlas Obscura:
Why Only Apple Users Can Trash Their Files

Atlas Obscura:
Email is 'Simple, Really,' Explains 6-Minute Instructional Video From 1984

San Francisco Chronicle:
120 years ago today, San Francisco's iconic Sutro Baths opened

San Francisco Chronicle:
Fascinating stories behind San Francisco neighborhood names

National Geographic:
First Day of Spring Marked With Sun Daggers, Light Snakes

March 18, 2016

Sputnik News:
Panic Reaches New Heights: 'Russia, China Planning Space Attacks on US'

Daily Mail:
Inside Lockheed's giant blimp: Long-range LMH-1 airship will carry cargo and people to remote locations around the world

Sputnik News:
US and Russia Begin Race for Sixth-Generation Fighter Jet

Sputnik News:
Lockheed Closes in On Mach 6 Hypersonic Aircraft Technology

Daily Mail:
The oddest fighter plane you've ever seen: Radical low cost twin tailed design is so manoeuverable it 'can rival helicopters'

Popular Science:
Meet the First Civilian to Successfully Launch a Rocket Into Space

Forbes:
Astronomy And The Cold War

Discovery News:
50 Years Ago, Armstrong Made Heroic Emergency Landing

March 17, 2016

West Briton:
St Partick's Day meteor lights up sky with green flash across UK

Spaceflight Now:
Massive European spacecraft launched toward Mars

Spaceflight Now:
Scientists to start fire in discarded spacecraft to study flames in weightless

Spaceflight Now:
International Space Station to study meteors hitting atmosphere

Spaceflight Now:
Photos: Atlas 5 rocket assembled for space station resupply launch

Discovery News:
DNews: Get to Mars in Three Days? Here's How That Could Happen

Discovery News:
Ceres' Mysterious Bright Spots Change Unexpectedly

Discovery News:
Our Planet's Magnetism Saved It From Solar Sterilization

March 16, 2016

Astrobiology Magazine:
ExoMars on its Way to Solve the Red Planet's History

Discovery News:
Top 5 Weird Facts About Mysterious Uranus: Photos

Gizmodo:
Keep Track of Every Mission Throughout The Solar System With This Handy Map

Popular Science:
What Happens When A Spacecraft Catches On Fire?

Universe Today:
90 Years Ago Goddard's Liquid-Fuelled Rocket Launched Spaceflight

March 15, 2016

Discovery News:
Mars Mission Blasts Off to Seek Signs of Life

Spaceflight Insider:
Proton-M rocket successfully sends European ExoMars mission on a journey to the Red Planet

Spaceflight Now:
Video: ExoMars mission blasts off on Proton rocket

Universe Today:
NASA Test Fires SLS Flight Engine Destined to Launch Astronauts Back to the Moon

Inverse:
NASA's Fireball Program Will Test if Asteroids Hit Earth as Randomly as We Think

Popular Science:
China's Answer To The Hubble Telescope

Smithsonian Magazine:
A Giant Planetary Smashup May Have Turned Venus Hot and Hellish

Slate - Bad Astronomy:
Why Is There a Huge Mountain on Ceres?

Forbes:
How Does NASA Decide Where Spacecraft Will Land When They Return To Earth?

March 14, 2016

Spaceflight Now:
Ambitious European-led Mars mission ready for liftoff

Discovery News:
Europe's Life-Hunting Mars Mission Ready for Launch

Popular Science:
Russia Wants To Test A Nuclear Space Engine In 2018

Inverse:
A South Carolina Blacksmith Won NASA's Spacesuit Testing Contest. He's Pumped.

Discovery News:
Inside Jeff Bezos' Secret Blue Origin Rocket Factory

Astrobiology Magazine:
NASA's K2 mission: The Kepler Space Telescope's Second Chance to Shine

Discovery News:
NASA Spacecraft's Epic 10 Years of Mars: Photos

Air & Space Magazine:
Not All Martian Landing Sites Are Alike

Discovery News:
Comet Punch Threw Mars' Magnetism into Chaos

Space Daily:
Evidence found for unstable heavy element at solar system formation

The Atlantic:
A New 50-Trillion-Pixel Image of Earth, Every Day

WEEKEND EDITION: March 12 through March 13, 2016

The Wire:
Are the Constants of Physics Constant?

Forbes:
Could The Large Hadron Collider Make An Earth-Killing Black Hole?

Daily Mail:
Is there a FIFTH fundamental force? Large Hadron Collider results hint at bizarre new particle that doesn't fit with laws of physics

Forbes:
Test Your Knowledge Of Prime Numbers With This Game

IEEE Spectrum:
Study: Nobody Wants Social Robots That Look Like Humans Because They Threaten Our Identity

IEEE Spectrum:
This Is the Most Amazing Biomimetic Anthropomorphic Robot Hand We've Ever Seen

Scientific American:
Yellowstone's Supervolcano Gets a Lid

Discovery News:
Ancient Super-Eruption Reconstructed

Gizmodo:
Patagonian Ice Bridge Collapses in Spectacular Fashion

Scientific American:
All 2.3 Million Species Are Mapped into a Single Circle of Life

Discovery News:
Oldest Pine Tree Fossils Discovered

Cosmos Magazine:
What killed off the vicious ichthyosaur?

Daily Mail:
Got somewhere to be? Sloth makes everyone late for work as it leisurely crosses the road

The Dodo:
Watch The Moment This Iguana Completely Loses All Chill

Ancient Origins:
Paleolithic Bone Tools Discovered in Chinese Cave Are Some of the Oldest in the World

Ancient Origins:
Rich Tomb of an Etruscan Princess Discovered in Italy

Ancient Origins:
2500-Year Old Signet Ring from Tradeswomen Uncovered in Jerusalem

The History Blog:
The glorious Mogao cave temples and the earliest printed book

Smithsonian Magazine:
Even 500 Years After His Death, Hieronymus Bosch Hasn't Lost His Appeal

Atlas Obscura:
China's Only Monogamous Emperor Swore Off Consorts After One Murdered His Mom

Mysterious Universe:
The Deadly Saga of the Thuggee

Atlas Obscura:
Franz Xaver Messerschmidt, The Original Ghost-Buster

Atlas Obscura:
When Sipping Tea Was A Socially Ruinous Act

Smithsonian Magazine:
The Laptops That Powered the American Revolution

Smithsonian Magazine:
Eight Secret Societies You Might Not Know

Atlas Obscura:
When American Voters Had 2 Choices: Whig or Loco Foco

Atlas Obscura:
The Damnable Dames Who Helped Shape Seattle's Character

Atlas Obscura:
Text-To-Speech in 1846 Involved a Talking Robotic Head With Ringlets

Slate:
K Troop: The story of the eradication of the original Ku Klux Klan

Atlas Obscura:
100 Wonders: The Underwater Ballroom

Atlas Obscura:
The 'Itchless' Innovation that Made Minneapolis the Capital of Underwear

Smithsonian Magazine:
The Secret History of the Girl Detective

Atlas Obscura:
Why Men in the 1920s Paid Women for Spins Around the Dance Hall

Inverse:
Walt Disney's Weird Buddy: What Happened to Oswald the Lucky Rabbit?

Atlas Obscura:
The Curious Story of Wierszalin, a Belarussian Prophet's 1930s Forest Utopia

Smithsonian Magazine:
The Man Who Sold the Eiffel Tower. Twice.

San Francisco Chronicle:
17 things you didn't know about the Golden Gate Bridge

Inverse:
Be Gone Keanu Reeves' Remake of 'The Day The Earth Stood Still': 1951's Is a Sci-Fi Masterpiece

BBC News:
The man who blew up Nelson

Atlas Obscura:
The 1980s Media Panic Over Dungeons & Dragons

Gizmag:
Boeing unveils game-changing autonomous submarine

Gizmag:
In pictures: Concept cars and design studies of the 2016 Geneva Motor Show

BBC News:
Why does Britain have such bizarre place names?

Smithsonian Magazine:
Half of the Inhabitants of This Australian Opal Capital Live Underground

Air & Space Magazine:
An Oscar-Worthy Animated Tale of Two Cosmonauts

March 11, 2016

Daily Mail:
Inside Lockheed's giant blimp: Long-range LMH-1 airship will carry cargo and people to remote locations around the world

Gizmodo:
A Drone Flying Two Miles High Is Equal Parts Illegal and Beautiful

Jalopnik:
This Is The F-35's Third Generation Super Helmet

Jalopnik:
LA News Chopper Stumbles Onto Formation Of V-22 Ospreys, Takes Amazing Footage

Jalopnik:
Watch Live As Boeing Attempts To Fly The First 727 After It Sat For 25 Years (Updated)

Jalopnik:
Reminisce On That Time In The Early '90s When F-16s Escorted MiG-29s Across The U.S.

BBC News:
Future - Why Nasa still flies an old British bomber design

Air & Space Magazine:
Airplane vs. Zeppelin in 1917

Ars Technica:
Kelly's Heroes: Lockheed's five finest airplanes

Air & Space Magazine:
Otto Lilienthal's In-Flight Movie From the 1890s

Forbes:
The Worst Accidents In Space Go Well Beyond Apollo 13

io9:
Spotting This Flying RC Goth Overhead Would Be Even Creepier at Night

March 10, 2016

Discovery News:
Mars Total Solar Eclipse Wows Skywatchers

New Scientist:
Mars InSight Mission Cleared for 2018 Launch

Universe Today:
China Plans Space Telescope That Will Dock With Their Space Station

Stuff NZ:
NASA coming back to Wanaka to launch balloon and probe the universe

Astrobiology Magazine:
Dawn's First Year at Ceres: A Mountain Emerges

Daily Mail:
Rosetta's comet is as old as the solar system: Ice reveals it was born in the nebula that created our sun 4.6 billion years ago

New Scientist:
Billion-light-year galactic wall may be largest object in cosmos

Gizmag:
Simulated Martian and lunar soils sprout their first crops

March 9, 2016

Daily Mail:
Phew! 100ft asteroid 203 TX68 passes 2.5 million miles from Earth - but will be back in 2017

Popular Science:
Why Lockheed Martin Is Blasting The Orion Spaceship With 1,500 Speakers

Space News:
NASA slips schedule of Asteroid Redirect Mission

Discovery News:
Mercury's Carbon-Rich Crust is Surprisingly Ancient

New Scientist:
Mercury once had a graphite crust floating on a sea of magma

Discovery News:
Mystery Mountain Pops Up in Striking Ceres Photo

March 8, 2016

Stuff NZ:
Earth-bound asteroid in orbit path of key satellites

Universe Today:
ExoMars 2016 Spacecraft Encapsulated for Red Planet Launch in One Week

Discovery News:
Will NASA's InSight Mars Mission Launch in 2018?

Space Daily:
Aim Higher: China Plans to Send Rover to Mars in 2020

Daily Mail:
How to watch the only total solar eclipse of 2016: Phenomenon that sweeps across the Pacific this week will be streamed online

The Weather Channel:
30 Incredible Photos Of Crop Circles

March 7, 2016

Daily Mail:
Look out! 100ft asteroid 203 TX68 could pass just 15,000 miles from Earth on Sunday - but Nasa claims we are safe

KYTV:
Big meteor caught on tape in Mountain Home

Gizmag:
SES-9 mission launch successful, but Falcon 9 landing less so

Daily Mail:
'It feels like it's burning whenever I sit or walk': Scott Kelly reveals the aches and pains of coming back to Earth after a year in space

Space Daily:
China's lunar probe sets record for longest stay

Smithsonian Magazine:
Explore the Magnificent and Mysterious Surface of the Moon in Pictures

New Scientist:
Exclusive photos: Clouds seen on Pluto for first time

Astrobiology Magazine:
Methane Snow on Pluto's Peaks

Popular Science:
Strange Signals Are Coming From Space, And Repeating

Inverse:
UFO Researcher Nick Pope Is the British Fox Mulder and His Country Needs Him Now

WEEKEND EDITION: March 5 through March 6, 2016

Daily Mail:
Is the universe like a flip book? Physicists say new theory of how seconds pass could help make time travel a reality

Cosmos Magazine:
Quantum physics for the terminally confused

The Atlantic:
Inside the Artificial Universe That Creates Itself

Gizmag:
Scorpion Hexapod has a sting in its tail

Daily Dot:
Boston Dynamics's killer robot Atlas is less terrifying when it swears

Daily Mail:
This Is How Fast a Little Landslide Turns Into a Full-On Shitstorm

Gizmodo:
The mystery of the Japanese island that appeared out of the sea: Study finds Nishinoshima formed from TWO volcanic eruptions

Gizmodo:
This 520 Million-Year-Old Fossil Is So Intricate You Can See Individual Nerves

Stuff NZ:
This weird little fungus may be the oldest fossilised land creature ever found

Daily Mail:
The fossil find of the century: World's 'biggest and most diverse' collection of Jurassic remains is uncovered in Argentina

Discovery News:
Oldest Chameleon Found in Amber

Daily Mail:
'Fluffy' meat-eating dinosaur as long as a BUS is identified after its fossil was put in a drawer and forgotten about for years

Live Science:
T. Rex Was Likely an Invasive Species

Smithsonian Magazine:
We Finally Know How Much the Dino-Killing Asteroid Reshaped Earth

Daily Mail:
The prehistoric 'otter' with a formidable bite: Kolponomos was as large as a bear with jaws like a sabre-toothed cat

Daily Mail:
Oh my! Lion, tiger and bear 'brothers' living in a Georgia animal shelter haven't left each other's side in 15 years

Daily Mail:
'Magic' Mesolithic pendant is oldest art ever found in Britain: 11,000-year-old jewellery may have been worn by shaman to ward off evil spirits

Daily Mail:
Tiny handprints in Stone Age shelter were NOT human: 8,000-year-old 'baby' stencils in Cave of Beasts were created by lizards

Ancient Origins:
Polish Pyramids: Ruins of Megalithic Tombs from the Time of Stonehenge Discovered in Poland

Ancient Origins:
Satellite Imaging Exposes 4,000-year-old Tomb in the Dahshur Necropolis

Ancient Origins:
Curious 3,400-Year-Old Canaanite Figurine Discovered by Young Boy in Israel

The History Blog:
Earliest complete Bronze Age wheel found at Must Farm

Daily Mail:
Ancient grave shows Nubian woman buried in Egyptian style: Incredible find pinpoints the moment 'two cultures became one'

Discovery News:
Inscription Spurs Debate Over Mysterious Greek Tomb

Daily Mail:
Roman 'leisure complex' unearthed in Jerusalem: Bathhouse, rural estate and wine press were used by invading soldiers 1,600 years ago

The History Blog:
Denver Art Museum returns Koh Ker statue

The History Blog:
12th c. "archaeological ruin" icon restored

The History Blog:
Ring ostensibly owned by Joan of Arc sells for $333,000

The History Blog:
Medieval painting saved by Reformation recycling

Smithsonian Magazine:
A Brief History of the St. Bernard Rescue Dog

Smithsonian Magazine:
Ben Franklin Was One-Fifth Revolutionary, Four-Fifths London Intellectual

Atlas Obscura:
The 19th Century 'Show Caves' That Became America's First Tourist Traps

Atlas Obscura:
Object of Intrigue: Confederate Currency

Atlas Obscura:
How Female Computers Mapped the Universe and Brought America to the Moon

Atlas Obscura:
The Modern Manhunt Began With An Arrest by Wireless Telegraph

Smithsonian Magazine:
Upton Sinclair Was a Socialist Candidate Who Succeeded Through Failure

Smithsonian Magazine:
The Spy in the Doll Shop

Mysterious Universe:
Assassination: A CIA "How To" Guide, Pt. 1

Mysterious Universe:
Assassination: A CIA "How To" Guide, Pt. 2

Popular Science:
The CIA's Bold Kidnapping of a Soviet Spacecraft

Popular Science:
Remember When a Soviet Spacecraft Landed in Wisconsin?

Popular Science:
Ed Dwight, the African American Astronaut who Never Flew

San Francisco Chronicle:
Turn on tune in - hippie photos unseen for decades

Atlas Obscura:
America Almost Had a Disney Theme Park with a Slavery Section

Mysterious Universe:
The Rumbling Below: Strange Sounds of "Engine Noise" From Underground

Gizmag:
In pictures: Supercars, exotics and other sporty machinery of the 2016 Geneva Motor Show

Gizmag:
In pictures: The 2016 North American Handmade Bicycle Show

Atlas Obscura:
France's Legendary Haunted Lighthouse Has First Resident Since 1910

Gizmodo:
Racing Down a Stunning Alpine Coaster Reminds Me to Never Grow Up

Daily Mail:
The stunning mosaic menagerie hiding in the dome of St Paul's: Incredible gigapixel image offers an unprecedented, close-up look of the cathedral's famous animal artwork

Gizmodo:
Awesome Stop-Motion Animation Shows Clothes Fighting Each Other Like an Action Movie

Smithsonian Magazine:
This Animated Movie About Van Gogh Is Made Entirely of Oil Paintings

March 4, 2016

Daily Mail:
Nasa set to bring back supersonic passenger travel: Space agency reveals 'son of Concorde' concept it hopes could fly in 2020

Ars Technica:
Meet NASA's new X-planes: "Quiet" sonic booms and engines at the back

Daily Mail:
Test pilot reveals F-35 stealth jet can perform Top Gun 'fly right by' impossible manoeuvre as it 'slows down quicker than you can emergency brake your car'

Inverse:
Rarely Seen Footage of the B-2 Bomber Goes on YouTube

Daily Mail:
The predator spreads its wings: Killer drone gets new long distance upgrade and can now fly for 40 hours non-stop

Forbes:
What Happens When A Fighter Pilot Blacks Out In Zero-G?

Discovery News:
Kittinger: Confidence Key to High-Altitude Jump Survival

Popular Science:
How Otto Winzen Took Men Into the Stratosphere

Popular Science:
The space plane that wasn't: everything you never needed to know about Dyna-Soar

Popular Science:
The Interservice Rivalry that Delayed America's First Satellite Launch

Popular Science:
The Paraglider: How NASA Tried And Failed To Land Without Parachutes

Popular Science:
Why Did NASA Choose an Untested Missile to Launch Gemini?

Popular Science:
The Interservice Rivalry that Delayed America's First Satellite Launch

Popular Science:
How The Air Force Planned To Put Men On The Moon

Popular Science:
Jack Northrop and the UFO-Lookin' Flying Wings

Scientific American:
The Demographics of Space Travel

March 3, 2016

WNBC-TV:
Long Island Residents Call 911 to Report Mystery 'Boom' Sounds

Daily Mail:
'The cold fresh air was amazing': Scott Kelly reveals bittersweet feelings about return to earth after record breaking year in orbit

Discovery News:
UK Astronaut Reveals LEGO Space Station Stowaways

Space Daily:
Logistics Rule on Tiangong 2

Forbes:
NASA Venus Landsail Rover Could Launch In 2023

Sputnik News:
Russian Crowdfunded Satellite Set to Become the Night Sky's Brightest Star

Daily Mail:
Did Mars 'tilt' three billion years ago? Huge shift in the shape of the red planet may have happened much later than first thought

New Scientist:
Volcanic mount spun Mars around and rearranged its rivers

New Scientist:
Summer on Titan may make its lakes ripple with waves

Slate - Bad Astronomy:
A Long, Cold Sleep for Philae

Forbes:
Antimatter Space Propulsion Possible Within A Decade, Say Physicists

Daily Telegraph:
Comet in night sky this month will be closest for 246 years

March 2, 2016

Daily Mail:
Phew! Nasa says asteroid 203 TX68 will pass three MILLION miles from Earth on March 8th (but admits there's a one in 250 million chance it could hit us in 2017)

Daily Mail:
He's home! Scott Kelly's Soyuz spacecraft touches down in Kazakhstan after astronaut's record-breaking year in orbit

Forbes:
Astronaut Ron Garan: 'Soyuz Reentry Is Like Niagara Falls Barrel Ride, On Fire'

Time Magazine:
Inside the Gigantic Operation to Meet Astronauts Coming Home

Time Magazine:
This Is The First Face Astronauts Will See After a Year in Space

Spaceflight Now:
Falcon 9 launch scrubbed again

Discovery News:
Earth's Radiation Belts Change Wildly With Solar Storms

Astrobiology Magazine:
Life or illusion? Avoiding 'false positives' in the search for living worlds

Discovery News:
Seeking the Aliens Who Are Looking Right At Us

March 1, 2016

Aberdeen Press and Journal:
All you need to know: Meteor explodes in skies over Scotland

WPTV:
VIDEO: Fireball lights up skies over Spain

Spaceflight Now:
Photos: Falcon 9 awaits liftoff

Spaceflight Insider:
Scott Kelly preps for homecoming, station preps for heavy traffic

Spaceflight Now:
Kelly, Kornienko about to wrap up 340-day mission

Daily Mail:
Is a rogue comet on a collision course with Earth? 'Surprise meteor shower' sparks hunt for unknown ice ball orbiting in space

Discovery News:
Meteor Shower Points to 'Potentially Hazardous' Comet

Science Alert:
These top 5 meteor blasts will remind you how scary our galaxy can be

February 29, 2016

Pacific Daily News:
Guam's skies have a history of UFOs

Curbed Los Angeles:
A Brief History of UFO Sightings in Los Angeles

Time Magazine:
See 10 Mysterious 'UFO Sighting' Photos From History

WINK-TV:
Decoding sonic booms in SWFL

Florida Today:
SpaceX Falcon 9 launch scrubs for third time

Astrobiology Magazine:
Opportunity Mars Rover Goes Six-Wheeling up a Ridge

Forbes:
Are We Missing Intelligent Life Because We're Looking Into The Past?

WEEKEND EDITION: February 27 through February 28, 2016

Slate - Bad Astronomy:
Did the Universe Have a Beginning?

Forbes:
How Long Has The Universe Been Accelerating?

Forbes:
What Is The Universe Expanding Into?

Daily Mail:
Will the universe end in a BIG RIP? Expert suggests its rate of expansion could end up tearing everything we know apart

Forbes:
Ask Ethan: The Multiverse And The Road Not Traveled

Dailynewsx:
Combining these 2 theories could give us an actual 'theory of everything'

Live Science:
5D Black Holes Could Break Relativity

Forbes:
Ask Ethan: Do Gravitational Waves Exhibit Wave-Particle Duality?

Cosmos Magazine:
What do Albert Camus and string theory have in common?

Inverse:
Quantum Suicide Lets Physicists Prove the Multiverse Theory or Die Trying

Forbes:
Why Is Relativity True?

Daily Mail:
He's behind you! Watch Google's new Atlas robot stand up on its own up after getting knocked down by giant stick in amazing video

Forbes:
The Rock Cycle: Learn The Types Of Rocks & Minerals

Forbes:
The Largest Diamond Ever Found In Angola Is 404 Carats And Nearly Flawless

Forbes:
Legendary Boiling River Of The Amazon Is A Geological Anomaly

Ars Technica:
Sponge full of cholesterol pushes animal life back to 650 million years

Daily Mail:
Is this the ugliest ancient reptile ever? Fossils reveal beast with a barrel-like body, knobbly skin and stumpy legs roamed China 260 million years ago

Astrobiology Magazine:
Oxygen-starved oceans held back life's recovery after the 'Great Dying'

Smithsonian Magazine:
This is the Most Beat Up Dinosaur Ever Discovered

Forbes:
Were Giant Sauropod Dinosaurs Actually Swimmers?

Smithsonian Magazine:
We Finally Know How Much the Dino-Killing Asteroid Reshaped Earth

Stuff NZ:
Canterbury researchers help identify 22 million-year-old fossil

Daily Mail:
Not so skippy after all! Fossils of a tiny ancient kangaroo that couldn't hop has been found in Australia

Forbes:
Ancient DNA From Extinct Glyptodont Reveals It Was A Really Big Armadillo

Daily Mail:
Dodo's WEREN'T daft: Researchers reveals birds had similar brain size to a pigeon and a superb sense of smell

Gizmodo:
Meet the Million-Year-Old Lizard Species We Didn't Know Existed Until Now

The History Blog:
7,000-year-old upright burial found in Germany

The History Blog:
Tarkhan Dress confirmed as world's oldest woven garment

Ancient Origins:
Satellite Imaging Exposes 4,000-year-old Tomb in the Dahshur Necropolis

Ancient Origins:
Spanish Leak Reveals Hidden Chamber in Tutankhamun Tomb is Full of Treasures

The History Blog:
Earliest complete Bronze Age wheel found at Must Farm

Daily Mail:
The fashions of the Holy Land revealed: Archaeologists find 3,000 year old fabrics from reign of Kings David and Solomon perfectly preserved in copper mine

Ancient Origins:
New Investigations Begin on the Pyramid of the Mysterious Queen Khennuwa

Ancient Origins:
Excavations Reveal that the Oldest Roman Tavern Nourished and Served Ancient Life

The History Blog:
Hoards of Cheshire go on display in Liverpool

The History Blog:
12th c. "archaeological ruin" icon restored

Atlas Obscura:
Can You Spot the Monsters in This Medieval Map of the World?

Archaeology:
The Many Lives of an English Manor House

Forbes:
Here's Why Copernicus Is Still Worth Celebrating Over 400 Years Later

The History Blog:
Lost cantata by Mozart and Salieri found in Prague

Smithsonian Magazine:
Elizabeth Hamilton Once Posed for a Portrait in a New York City Prison

Smithsonian Magazine:
Why Elizabeth Hamilton Is Deserving of a Musical of Her Own

Atlas Obscura:
Lakshmibai, The Warrior Queen Who Fought British Rule in India

The History Blog:
Martha Brown, the real Tess of the D'Urbevilles

Atlas Obscura:
How First Ladies on Opposing Sides of the Civil War Forged an Unlikely Bond

Atlas Obscura:
Psychic Archeology, Or How to Dig Up the Dead With Their Own Advice

The History Blog:
French police tackle 103-year-old cold case

Smithsonian Magazine:
Historians Finally Figured Out What Was on Shackleton's Bookshelf

Smithsonian Magazine:
'They looked like such good girls': the mystery of Genet's murderous Maids

Mysterious Universe:
The Day Tesla Died: Why The True Extent of Tesla's Genius Remains Unknown

BBC News:
The man who made 'the worst video game in history'

Atlas Obscura:
The Pushers, Hookers and Sawyers Still Harvesting America's Ice

BBC News:
The quest to solve YouTube's strangest mystery

Gizmag:
In pictures: The Japan Camping Car Show 2016

Atlas Obscura:
The Pushers, Hookers and Sawyers Still Harvesting America's Ice

Daily Mail:
The chateau that became Picasso's canvas: Seven bedroom French castle with a garden full of artist's works goes on the market for £6.9million

San Francisco Chronicle:
The 16 most beautiful metro stations in the world

Atlas Obscura:
Fleeting Wonders: Britain's Most Famous Train Returns

February 26, 2016

Daily Mail:
Far from lunar-cy! Lockheed Martin reveals plans for a human outpost orbiting the moon to help launch man to Mars

Daily Mail:
Could we travel to Mars in just THREE days? Nasa's 'photonic propulsion' uses lasers to produce thrust

Daily Mail:
World's largest aircraft is almost ready! Giant fin is attached to the 'Flying Bum' airship ahead of its first flight next month

Sputnik News:
Not So Stealthy: China Can Reportedly Track Pentagon's 'Undetectable' F-22 Fighters

Daily Mail:
Watch the US military's superfast self flying bird drone: Incredible video shows Darpa's tiny craft reach 45 MPH indoors and navigating autonomously

Gizmag:
Drone makes historic 72-minute flight across English Channel

DSFP's Spaceflight History:
Bridging the Gap Between Space Station and Mars: The IMUSE Strategy (1985)

DSFP's Spaceflight History:
On the Moons of Mighty Jupiter (1970)

DSFP's Spaceflight History:
What If a Space Shuttle Orbiter Had to Ditch? (1975)

Discovery News:
30 Years Later: The Legacy of Russia's Mir Space Station

Discovery News:
'Space Men:' Ascending to Earth's Deadliest Frontier

February 25, 2016

Daily Mail:
Fourth time lucky? SpaceX abandons latest attempt to launch satellite and land rocket on 'drone boat' due to bad weather - but will try again tomorrow

Spaceflight Insider:
Launch of SpaceX Falcon 9 with SES-9 postponed 24 hours

Daily Mail:
Nasa reveals just three screens will be used to control the Orion capsule that could take humans to Mars (unlike the 2,000 switches in the Space Shuttle's cockpit)

Gizmag:
NASA simulates emergency aboard Orion spacecraft

New Scientist:
'Follow the salt' may be best strategy to find Martian microbes

Daily Mail:
Astronomers are 'getting closer' to locating mysterious ninth planet beyond Jupiter

New Scientist:
Planet Nine hunters enlist big bang telescopes and Saturn probe

Astrobiology Magazine:
ATLASGAL Survey of Milky Way Completed

Daily Mail:
Ancient Earth was pummelled with meteors 790,000 years ago: Multiple impacts would have caused tsunamis and widespread fires

Universe Today:
The Definitive Guide To Terraforming

February 24, 2016

Spaceflight Now:
Falcon 9 clears static fire test before launch this week

Spaceflight Now:
U.S. resupply ship headed for space station to launch March 22

New Scientist:
Virgin Galactic claims new 'Unity' spaceship fixes safety issues

Spaceflight Now:
Dizzying final few months planned for Rosetta comet probe

Discovery News:
Pluto Moon Charon 'Bursting' With Frozen Ocean?

Discovery News:
Hubble's Backyard: Our Solar System: Photos

Astrobiology Magazine:
Hubble Directly Measures Rotation of Cloudy 'Super-Jupiter'

Discovery News:
Rings May Be Common Around a Weird Kind of Asteroid

February 23, 2016

Mysterious Universe:
Eyes Only: How the CIA Kept Tabs on a Civilian UFO Research Group

Daily Mail:
Minuteman ICBM soars over California as US Air Force run test-launch - but this time without causing a UFO scare

Space Daily:
China's moon lander Chang'e-3 enters 28th lunar day

Spaceflight Now:
Photos: Cygnus cargo ship's departure from International Space Station

Discovery News:
Ancient Impacts Mysteriously Erased From Asteroid Vesta

Astrobiology Magazine:
Footprints of a Martian Flood

Astrobiology Magazine:
Pluto's 'Hulk-like' Moon Charon: A Possible Ancient Ocean?

Inquirer.net:
The astronaut who believed in ETs, UFOs and ESP

Geek Wire:
Apollo 10's moon music mystery revisited

February 22, 2016

ABC Australia:
The X-Files: Century-old Melbourne UFO report similar to case used by Fox Mulder found in archives

Slate - Bad Astronomy:
Largest Fireball Since Chelyabinsk Falls Over the Atlantic

Global News Canada:
WATCH: Meteor lights up sky over parts of Europe

UPI:
Australian man catches close-up footage of suspected meteor

EarthSky:
Space rocks from Florida fireball found!

WSAZ-TV:
Ohio National Guard jets cause sonic boom

Spaceflight Insider:
Space station boosts orbit to prepare for heavy spacecraft traffic

Spaceflight Now:
Commercial Cygnus space freighter leaves station after two months

Discovery News:
New Virgin Galactic SpaceShipTwo Makes Debut (Update)

Spaceflight Now:
ExoMars orbiter and lander mated for final time

Spaceflight Now:
Look back on the blastoff of a Russian missile-turned-launcher

Discovery News:
Hubble's Recent Discoveries and Stunning Photos

Daily Mail:
Was it Pink Floyd? Apollo 10 astronauts heard mysterious 'music' on the dark side of the moon, newly uncovered tapes reveal

WEEKEND EDITION: February 20 through February 21, 2016

Daily Mail:
A five-dimensional black hole could break the theory of relativity: Simulation suggests strange rings with 'ultragravity' that defy physics may exist

New Scientist:
Four big cosmology secrets gravitational waves could uncover

Gizmodo:
The Zoomer Robot Chimp Stands and Balances on Two Feet Better Than a Toddler Can

Gizmag:
Review: Ultimaker 2 Extended 3D printer

Gizmag:
Mattel brings back ThingMaker as a 3D printer for kids

Sputnik News:
Scientists Find Possible New Layer at Earth's Core

Daily Mail:
Oxygen was present on Earth far earlier than thought: Ancient marine sediments reveal presence of oxygen 3.8 billion years ago

Daily Mail:
Mass extinction 550 million years ago was caused by Earth's magnetic field becoming hyperactive and FLIPPING, study claims

Daily Mail:
The prehistoric 'Big Bird' with a head the size of a HORSE'S: Enormous flightless bird roamed the Arctic Circle 50 million years

Daily Mail:
The deadly secret of the 45-million-year-old flower fossils: Remains found in amber belong to a new poisonous species of ancient plant

Stuff NZ:
Cicada-geddon hits Wellington

The Guardian:
Oldest known case of Neanderthal-human sex revealed by DNA test

Daily Mail:
'Hobbits' were NOT deformed modern humans: Bone layers in 15,000-year-old skull has no similarities to our species

Daily Mail:
Were these the world's first farmers? Stone Age village dating back 12,000 YEARS uncovered beside the Sea of Galilee

Daily Mail:
Are these Jerusalem's first homes? Ruins unearthed in Holy City show it was a thriving settlement 7,000 years ago

Daily Mail:
Now THAT'S vintage: 5,000 year old Egyptian garment confirmed as world's oldest dress

Daily Mail:
Britain's oldest WHEEL unearthed at 'Pompeii of the Fens' reveals clues about how the Bronze Age farmers travelled 3,000 years ago

Daily Mail:
Secrets of 2,000-year-old Egyptian 'mummy paintings' revealed: Forensic experts trace how pigments spread across Europe

Atlas Obscura:
The Perfect 22-Foot Map for Your Ancient Roman Road Trip

Daily Mail:
'From a level of wow factor, it ranks right up there': Amateur archaeologist finds evidence of first ever European settlement in the U.S. in the Florida Panhandle

BBC News:
The London that could have been

Smithsonian Magazine:
A German Composer Uncovered a Collaboration Between Mozart and Salieri

Atlas Obscura:
The Scandalous Decision To Pickle Admiral Horatio Nelson In Brandy

Smithsonian Magazine:
How the Gold Rush Led to Real Riches in Bird Poop

Atlas Obscura:
The Most Precious Cargo for Lighthouses Across America was a Traveling Library

Smithsonian Magazine:
The True Story of the 'Free State of Jones'

Atlas Obscura:
Getting in the Minds of Murderers at London's Hidden Crime Museum

ABC Australia:
Letter flown by balloon out of besieged Paris in 1870 discovered in National Archives

Atlas Obscura:
An Illustrated History of the Orient Express

Atlas Obscura:
The Oscar for Best Forgotten Film Pioneer Goes to this Black Director

Smithsonian Magazine:
How a German Archaeologist Rediscovered in Iran the Tomb of Cyrus

Atlas Obscura:
Enter Sandia Man: Revisiting the Site of a 20th Century Archeological Scandal

Atlas Obscura:
How the Women-Led 'Bread Boycotts' Changed 20th Century Food Pricing

Atlas Obscura:
The Top Secret Cold War Plan to Bring the U.S. Under Martial Law

Smithsonian Magazine:
This Unfinished Film Highlights the Daily Lives of Black Americans in the 1960s

Atlas Obscura:
Places You Can No Longer Go: River Country

Smithsonian Magazine:
Steve Wozniak's Apple I Booted Up a Tech Revolution

Daily Mail:
The US Navy's 'ghost hunter' to set sail: 132 foot long robo-boat will scour seas for silent enemy submarines for months at a time - without a single person on board

Daily Mail:
Messing about on the river: Inside the Thames workshops where they've been hand-making beautiful boats for 300 years

Science Magazine:
How cat hair brought down a pair of art forgers

Smithsonian Magazine:
A Quest to Master the Art of Henna

Smithsonian Magazine:
The Secret Language of Hands in Indian Iconography

February 19, 2016

Daily Mail:
Could you land a Boeing 737? Delta pilot creates video for passengers explaining how to fly the plane in an emergency

Daily Mail:
The new space race: Virgin's spaceship competes with rocket, jet plane and a balloon to be the first to take tourists into space

Gizmag:
US Army testing technology to 3D print mission-specific drones on demand

Atlas Obscura:
The Wildly Misunderstood Aeronautics Event Captured in This Photograph

Wired:
Boom! NASA Wants to Bring Back Supersonic X-Planes

Gizmodo:
Here Are All the Awesome Vertical Landing Jets in History

Jalopnik:
The F-117 Stealth Fighter Program Actually Had A 'Klingon Cloaking Device'

Space Daily:
Aldrin recounts successes and challenges of historic space journey

Smithsonian Magazine:
A New Look Inside the Apollo 11 Spacecraft Reveals A Few Surprises

Popular Science:
How the Apollo Lunar Modules were Smashed for Science

February 18, 2016

The Oregonian:
UFOs, mutilated cows and Oregon: What's the link? (photos)

Mysterious Universe:
The Art of Denial: The Secret Lives of Those Who Smear Saucers

Richmond Times-Dispatch:
Fireball lights up skies over Richmond, East Coast

Air & Space Magazine:
NASA Plans to Light a Fire Inside a Spacecraft, Then Watch What Happens

Discovery News:
Antarctic Fungus Survives in Mars-like Conditions

Discovery News:
Our Fierce Sun: 12 Months of Explosive Activity

Daily Mail:
Shallow lakes on Mars may have once held life: Basins covered in lava and water could have had conditions for microbes to thrive

Daily Mail:
Scientists sniff a super-Earth: Atmosphere analysed on distant 'diamond planet' (and it's full of poisonous hydrogen)

Daily Mail:
Welcome to the exoplanet family! Five new 'hot Jupiters' have been discovered adding to growing library of alien worlds

Scientific American:
The Truth about Exoplanets

Discovery News:
Top 10 Astronomical Discoveries Of All Time

AStronomy Magazine:
Mystery of disappearing asteroids solved

February 17, 2016

Lubbock Avalanche-Journal:
Caprock Chronicles: Strange phenomena seen over Lubbock skies in 1951

Spaceflight Insider:
Expedition 46 preps Cygnus for unberthing, conducts life science experiments

Daily Mail:
The 'superhero robots' heading for the ISS: Russia builds droids to perform remote-controlled spacewalks

Gizmag:
Ordnance Survey creates map for Martian ramblers

Discovery News:
Hubble Studies 'Super-Earth' Atmosphere for First Time

Smithsonian Magazine:
Iron Meteorites Play Hide-and-Seek Under Antarctic Ice

EarthSky:
Chelyabinsk meteor mystery 3 years later

February 16, 2016

WFTX-TV:
Florida men recall UFO close encounter 50 years ago

PetaPixel:
This Time-Lapse Caught a Meteor Explosion and a 40-Minute Orange Plume

Daily Telegraph:
Watch: Meteor streaks across California skies

Scientific American:
NASA to Decide Fate of Troubled Mars Lander Next Month

Daily Mail:
The massive rocket that could take us to Mars: Drawings show how Nasa's Space Launch System will propel man to the red planet

Discovery News:
Farewell, Philae: Hunt for Rosetta's Lost Lander Ends

Spaceflight Insider:
Philae, we hardly knew ye

Universe Today:
Massive Planet Gone Rogue Discovered

Jalopnik:
Russians Want To Launch An ICBM At A Near-Earth Asteroid And Nuke It In 2036

PRESIDENT'S DAY WEEKEND EDITION: February 13 through February 15, 2016

National Geographic:
Found! Gravitational Waves, or a Wrinkle in Spacetime

Slate:
LIGO Sees First Ever Gravitational Waves as Two Black Holes Eat Each Other

Scientific American:
Watch How Gravitational Waves Dance across the Universe

The New Yorker:
Gravitational Waves Exist: The Inside Story of How Scientists Finally Found Them

Daily Mail:
How the early universe behaved like a LIQUID: Cern's atom smasher recreates the 'primordial soup' that began the universe

Gizmodo:
Chinese Fusion Test Hits 90 Million Degrees for 102 Seconds

Mashable:
This robot just wants to help

Los Angeles Times:
Robots deliver fun with hotel room service orders, and they don't expect a tip

Engadget:
Watch 540 dancing robots celebrate Chinese New Year

CBS News:
A robot designed to annoy telemarketers

Smithsonian Magazine:
Otherworldly Photos From Inside One of the World's Largest River Caves

Slate - Bad Astronomy:
Uluru

KitGuru:
Dinosaur discovery paints evolutionary path to the velociraptor

Daily Mail:
The megamouth fish: Giant 'oar-like' mouth of Rhinconichthys allowed it to scoop up vast quantities of plankton

BBC News:
The lost giants that prowled the Australian wilderness

Atlas Obscura:
Cornell Has a Giant Python Skeleton Hidden in a Backroom

National Geographic:
Cave-Dwelling Giant Tortoises Are a Big Surprise

Atlas Obscura:
LOST: A Rare Tortoise Was Stolen From An Australian Zoo

National Geographic:
Watch: The World's Oldest Known Wild Bird Just Hatched a Chick

Daily Mail:
Human and gorilla ancestors split 10 million years ago in Africa, fossils show

Atlas Obscura:
Found: A Man Buried Upright, 7,000 Years Ago

Ancient Origins:
4,000-year-old Minoan shipwreck discovered in Turkish waters

Ancient Origins:
Unique Discovery Made in Egyptian Necropolis: Archaeologists Uncover a 4,500-Year-Old Funerary Boat Alongside Tomb of Unknown Elite, Who Was Not part of the Royal Family

Atlas Obscura:
Our Strange History of Accusing Inanimate Objects of Murder

Live Science:
Could You Stomach the Horrors of 'Halftime' in Ancient Rome?

Ancient Origins:
Has the Hidden Location of the Tomb of Cleopatra Finally Been Found?

Ancient Origins:
2,000-Year-Old Pyramid in Rome Gets a Facelift

Ancient Origins:
Enormous Roman arcade found in Essex was once part of a magnificent temple: 400ft-long arched structure is the largest of its kind found in the UK

Ancient Origins:
Archaeologists uncover underground church with scenes of the damned in Turkey

National Geographic:
See New Discoveries at the Mysterious City of the Jaguar

Atlas Obscura:
How 2 Sisters and 1 Murder Inspired 500 Songs

Atlas Obscura:
How Catherine de Medici Made Gloves Laced with Poison Fashionable

The History Blog:
Rare complete first edition 17th c. sex manual for sale

Atlas Obscura:
17th-Century Female Spies Smuggled Information Through Eggs and Artichokes

BBC News:
Great Fire: The grid system for London that never happened

Smithsonian Magazine:
Read About Drama, Politics, Breakfast in These Newly Digitized Colonial Documents

Atlas Obscura:
The Insouciant Heiress Who Became the First Western Woman to Enter Palmyra

Smithsonian Magazine:
The First Children Who Led Sad Lives

Smithsonian Magazine:
A Brief History of Post Office Cats

Atlas Obscura:
Until 1950, U.S. Weathermen Were Forbidden From Talking About Tornados

The History Blog:
Van Gogh Museum's exceptional French print collection online

Atlas Obscura:
Congressional Clocks Have a Secret Code

Daily Mail:
From camping in front of the pyramids to late night storytelling: Incredible photographs of Australian troops during the First World War brought to life in colour

BBC News:
Rare Easter Rising photos show Dublin in rubble

The History Blog:
UK wants to keep Lawrence of Arabia's robes and dagger

Smithsonian Magazine:
One Man's Epic Rail Journey to the Darjeeling Himalaya

Smithsonian Magazine:
The Forgotten History of Women's Football

Smithsonian Magazine:
78 Years Ago Today, BBC Aired the First Science Fiction Television Program

Smithsonian Magazine:
Photographs Document Some of the First Black Women to Serve With the U.S. Navy

Atlas Obscura:
Object of Intrigue: a Jim Crow Era Guide for Black Travelers

The History Blog:
No mammoth at the 1951 Explorers Club dinner

Atlas Obscura:
What's a 1956 General Motors Ad Doing in 'The Stepford Wives' And Super Mario?

Atlas Obscura:
Dig Into the Nuclear Era's Homegrown Fallout Shelters

Smithsonian Magazine:
Wyoming Is Turning a Former Cold War Nuclear Missile Site Into a Tourist Attraction

The Atlantic:
The Playboy Centerfold That Helped Create the JPEG

The Atlantic:
When Computers Started Beating Chess Champions

Atlas Obscura:
Mechanical Dragon Clock

Smithsonian Magazine:
How 43 Giant, Crumbling Presidential Heads Ended Up in a Virginia Field

BBC News:
Erasing Franco's memory one street at a time

Gizmag:
Ferrari 335S Spider Scaglietti sells for US$35.7 million (updated)

Daily Mail:
From Coco Chanel to Christian Dior: Million-dollar collection of rare French haute couture dresses dating back to 1800 to go on display in Australia

Atlas Obscura:
Long Before Peyton Manning Met Budweiser, the Pope Shilled For Cocaine Wine

Gizmodo:
Watching a Homemade Tank Get Built Is Totally Awesome

Smithsonian Magazine:
These Unusual Border Crossings Are Worth the Wait

February 12, 2016

Daily Mail:
World's largest aircraft gets ready for take-off: 300ft-long Airlander 10 is put through its final preparations ahead of next month's flight

Sputnik News:
Flying Monster: Russia to Build World's Biggest and Fastest Air Freighter

Sputnik News:
German Company Develops Self-Flying Plane

Jalopnik:
This New Ad Reveals More Of Northrop Grumman's Vision For A Sixth-Generation Fighter

Atlas Obscura:
Watch the First Boeing 747 Take Flight, 47 Years Ago

Daily Mail:
Supersonic queen of the skies: Amazing pictures inside the first Concorde to land in the US show how the super-rich used to cross the Atlantic in style

Air & Space Magazine:
The Nine Lives of an Apollo Moon Lander

Quartz:
Before Americans could land on the moon the Soviet Union had to crash land there

DSFP's Spaceflight History:
Starfish and Apollo (1962)

February 11, 2016

Mysterious Universe:
"Belgium and the UFO Issue"

Irish Mirror:
"Meteor" caught on camera zooming through the sky in mobile phone footage

Spaceflight Now:
Delta 4 goes against the grain to backwards orbit for spy bird

Spaceflight Insider:
Classified NROL-45 mission departs Vandenberg under cover of night

Sputnik News:
Black Mold Found in Cargo Prepared for ISS, Resupply Mission Delayed

Discovery News:
SpaceX Eyes Next Ocean Rocket Landing Opportunity

Sputnik News:
SpaceX to Carry Payload to Space as US Phases Out Russian Rocket Engines

Discovery News:
Get Immersed in Curiosity's 360 Degree Mars Dune

New Scientist:
Planets with too much carbon dioxide could lose oceans to space

Discovery News:
Hundreds of Galaxies Found Hiding Behind Milky Way

Ancient Origins:
The Magnificent Observatory and Discoveries of Johannes Hevelius

February 10, 2016

Daily Mail:
A rocket's eye view of Blue Origin's flight: Jeff Bezos reveals stunning new video of historic second flight

Slate - Bad Astronomy:
A Small Asteroid Will Definitely Miss Earth on March 5. But by How Much?

Space Daily:
Site of Martian lakes linked to ancient habitable environment

Discovery News:
DNews: What Did We Learn After Landing on a Comet?

Astrobiology Magazine:
Earth-like planets have Earth-like interiors

Sarasota Herald-Tribune - De Void:
The way of the explorer

The Atlantic:
Edgar Mitchell's Revelation

February 9, 2016

Collective Evolution:
Some Scientific Facts About Crop Circles That Nobody Really Knows About

Daily Mail:
REVEALED: North Korean satellite is now tumbling in orbit - marking the SECOND time rogue state has sent up an unstable device

Space Daily:
China Conducts Final Tests on Most Powerful Homegrown Rocket

Sputnik News:
Russia to Deliver Three Advanced Spacesuits to ISS in 2016 - Official

Discovery News:
100-Foot Asteroid to Buzz Earth Next Month

Slate - Bad Astronomy:
Gigantic Space Telescope's Main Mirror Now Complete

Astrobiology Magazine:
Inside Rosetta's Comet

Space Daily:
Dawn now circling Ceres in its final orbit

Slate - Bad Astronomy:
Is This the Biggest Spiral Galaxy in the Universe?

Stuff NZ:
Teen gains national title after launching largest amateur rocket in Taupiri

Smithsonian Magazine:
Check Out This Scale Replica of The International Space Station

February 8, 2016

Forbes:
Moonwalker, Outspoken UFO Enthusiast Ed Mitchell Dead At 85

Gizmag:
Apollo 14 astronaut Captain Edgar Dean "Ed" Mitchell dies at age 85

Spaceflight Now:
Apollo 14 moonwalker Edgar Mitchell dies at 85

Discovery News:
Apollo 14 Astronaut Edgar Mitchell Dead at 85

The Australian:
North Korean rocket puts object into space

Space Daily:
Opportunity climbing steeper slopes to reach science targets

Gizmag:
NASA's Juno spacecraft completes Jupiter rendezvous burn

Discovery News:
Cassini Finds Saturn's Rings Are Weirdly Thin

Astrobiology Magazine:
How Friendly Is Enceladus' Ocean To Life?

Discovery News:
The Amazing Floating Hill-Sized Icebergs of Pluto

Discovery News:
When Apollo 14 Landed on the Moon: The 'Forgotten' Photos

ECN Magazine:
Apollo 14 Demonstrated Spaceflight Challenges Are Solvable

WEEKEND EDITION: February 6 through February 7, 2016

Wired:
Quantum Links in Time and Space May Form the Universe's Foundation

Daily Mail:
Why time only ever moves forward: Physicist reveals that a 'jiggling effect' seen in atoms may explain why we only travel into the future and not the past

Ars Technica:
After 100 years, scientists are finally closing in on Einstein's ripples

Gizmodo:
Almost Getting Smashed By a Swinging Wrecking Ball to Prove a Law of Physics Is Crazy

Live Science:
Watch a Robot Salamander Swim and Walk (Video)

Gizmodo:
This Robot Changes Color Like a Chameleon

Quartz:
A robot just sunk a hole-in-one on the PGA Tour

Sputnik News:
Future is Now! Russia Closing in on Mind-Controlled Exoskeletons

Astrobiology Magazine:
Expedition finds signs of life in Earth's mantle

Discovery News:
Top 10 Fastest Dinosaurs

Five Thirty Eight:
The Biggest Dinosaur In History May Never Have Existed

Calgary Herald:
Modern birds can thank nesting habits of dinosaurs for their evolutionary success, says U of C research

EarthSky:
Extraordinary fossil find sheds light on duck-billed dinosaurs

Daily Mail:
The bizarre Jurassic insect that has baffled scientists: Insect looks and acts like a butterfly - but predates them by 40 million years

Live Science:
14 New Tarantula Species Include One Named for Johnny Cash

Daily Mail:
Bizarre wildebeest with a nose like a 'TRUMPET' roamed Africa 75,000 years ago: Fossils show the extinct mammal's skull resembled that of a duck-billed dinosaur

New Scientist:
Ravens' fear of unseen snoopers hints they have theory of mind

Inside Science:
How Do Giraffes Drink Water?

BBC News:
Why the cats on one British island have lost their tails

Daily Mail:
Spotted: First video of the only known wild jaguar in the U.S. shows 'El Jefe' roaming Arizona mountain range

New Scientist:
Mystery invaders conquered Europe at the end of last ice age

Smithsonian Magazine:
Archeologists Find a Rare 4,500-Year-Old Egyptian Funerary Boat

The History Blog:
Swiss return 2 sarcophaguses, 45 boxes of Etruscan art to Italy

Smithsonian Magazine:
A Short History of Groundhog Day

Smithsonian Magazine:
The Remarkable Cave Temples of Southern India

Daily Mail:
Did the Vikings use crystal 'sunstones' to discover America?

Smithsonian Magazine:
Lavishly Illustrated Medieval Playing Cards Flouted the Church and Law

Atlas Obscura:
Why England Was A Year Behind Belgium, Spain and Italy for 170 Years

The History Blog:
Getty buys Orazio Gentileschi's Danae for record $30.5 million

The History Blog:
Bernin's Ecstasy of Saint Teresa restored

BBC News:
Great Fire: The grid system for London that never happened

Daily Mail:
The FIRST 50 Shades: Rare 17th-century sex manual which was dubbed the 'dirtiest book of its time' for advising on 'actions of the genitals' goes up for auction for £15,000

Atlas Obscura:
Peacock Clock

The Guardian:
Red Horse: Native American drawings shed new light on Battle of Little Bighorn

Atlas Obscura:
Schwebebahn Wuppertal

Atlas Obscura:
Barthman's Sidewalk Clock

BBC News:
When pyjamas ruled the fashion world

Atlas Obscura:
When the President Was the Quietest Man in the Room

Atlas Obscura:
NASA Stole the Rocket Countdown From a 1929 Fritz Lang Film

Smithsonian Magazine:
Mountain Dew Once Had Ties to Moonshine

Smithsonian Magazine:
Snow White Wasn't the First Disney Princess

Atlas Obscura:
Ellis Island's Forgotten Final Act as a Cold War Detention Center

Daily Mail:
Meltdown America, abandoned: Inside the eerie NASA base sitting empty for a decade after 57 years of rocket tests and the country's worst nuclear explosion

Jalopnik:
Russian Soldiers Go Native For Arctic Ops Using Reindeer And Dogsleds

Gizmodo:
Seeing the Special Effects Behind Jurassic World Is More Fun Than Seeing the Actual Movie

Atlas Obscura:
Astronomical Clocks Are the Most Beautiful Way to Track Hours, Years, and the Moon

February 5, 2016

Daily Mail:
'Exoatmospheric kill vehicle' designed to crash into nuclear missiles heading for the US tested over California

Air & Space Magazine:
Across the Continent in a Homebuilt

Daily Mail:
Airbus glider set to fly to the edge of space in record breaking 90,000ft test that could pave the way for hypersonic planes and aircraft on MARS

Jalopnik:
Listen And Watch The Mechanical Symphony That Is An F-22 Raptor Coming To Life

Sputnik News:
Gotcha! Dutch Police Train Squad of Drone-Catching Eagles

Gizmodo:
All the Bomber Aircraft That Could Carry Nuclear Weapons

Jalopnik:
Forget That Old Surplus MiG, Someone Needs To Buy This Very Lightly Used Tornado F2A

Daily Mail:
Starship Enterprise will be restored to its 1967 glory: Smithsonian to rebuild 11ft model used in original Star Trek TV show

Gizmodo:
The Super Bowl's Love Affair With Jetpacks

Air & Space Magazine:
The Thunderpiglet and Other Famous Failures

Jalopnik:
Virtually Tour The Cockpit Of The Once Top Secret Tacit Blue Stealth Tech Demonstrator

Air & Space Magazine:
How Things Work: Space Fence

Spaceflight Insider:
Our SpaceFlight Heritage: Explorer 1 and the birth of the U.S. Space Program

IEEE Spectrum:
Rocketeer Frank Malina's Life as an Artist

Air & Space Magazine:
Bob Gilruth, the Quiet Force Behind Apollo

IEEE Spectrum:
The Challenger Disaster: A Case of Subjective Engineering

Ars Technica:
The audacious rescue plan that might have saved space shuttle Columbia

February 4, 2016

Daily Mail:
Asteroid could pass 11,000 miles from Earth on March 5th: 100ft rock may come 21 times closer to our planet than the moon (although Nasa admits it might also pass nine MILLION miles away)

Phys Org:
Small asteroid to pass close to Earth March 5

Spaceflight Insider:
Second spacewalk of 2016 conducted by cosmonaut duo

Sputnik News:
US to Test Deep Space Rocket With Satellite Probes in 2018 - NASA

Daily Mail:
Nasa will send a tiny torch to the moon: 'Lunar flashlight' is one of 13 satellites to launch on first test of world's biggest rocket

Spaceflight Insider:
NASA's 'Super Guppy' delivers EM-1 Orion to Kennedy Space Center

Daily Mail:
Russia begins work on its lunar lander: Spacecraft could help create a permanent manned base on the moon in 2030

Sputnik News:
Orbital ATK's Fifth Resupply Mission to ISS Scheduled for March 10

Discovery News:
Rosetta's Comet is Fluffy Dust to the Core

Astrobiology Magazine:
New study challenges Jupiter's role as planetary shield, protecting Earth from comet impacts

February 3, 2016

Huffington Post:
Airplane Camera Catches Meteor Streaking Across North American Sky

WKOW-TV:
Fireball over Madison skies on Mon.

Sputnik News:
US Air Force Bolsters Space Defense to Counter Russian, Chinese 'Threats'

Space Daily:
N. Korea confirms imminent satellite launch

The Guardian:
Cosmic classroom: Tim Peake gives science lesson from space

Discovery News:
Night Falls on Pluto's Largest Moon Charon

Scientific American:
Robotic Comet Lander Philae Says Good-Bye

Spaceflight Insider:
Animation shows Ceres' colors, terrains, 215 years after discovery

Mysterious Universe:
The UFO Problem: Science, Social Movements, and Theory of Knowledge

February 2, 2016

WNBC-TV:
Another Sonic Boom Felt Along Jersey Coast

Spaceflight Now:
Successful launch expands China's Beidou navigation system

Spaceflight Now:
Soyuz prepared for first flight from Siberian cosmodrome

Daily Mail:
Explore the moon's rocky terrain in stunning detail: Chinese space agency makes its lunar lander images available to the public for the first time

Discovery News:
Sandbox Selfie! Curiosity Plays in Mars Sand Dune

Daily Mail:
'Cauliflowers' on Mars could be a sign of ancient alien life: Unusual shape may have been caused by microbes, say scientists

Air & Space Magazine:
How to Land a House on Mars

Discovery News:
Pluto Frosted With Surprising Amounts of Water Ice

Universe Today:
How Long Is A Year On The Other Planets?

Scientific American:
The Fermi Paradox Is Not Fermi's, and It Is Not a Paradox

February 1, 2016

Slate - Bad Astronomy:
SPECTACULAR Photos of a Rocket Re-Entering Over Hawaii!

Business Insider:
A spectacular 'fireball' was spotted burning up in the Northeast sky

Spaceflight Insider:
SpaceX tests parachute system to be used on crew-rated Dragon

Astrobiology Magazine:
Antarctic fungi survive Martian conditions on the International Space Station

Discovery News:
Previewing Juno: NASA's Epic Mission to Jupiter: Photos

Astrobiology Magazine:
Moon was produced by a head-on collision between Earth and a forming planet

Daily Mail:
Did Earth's water come from another PLANET? Collision that created our moon 4.5 billion years ago saw worlds share ice

Space Daily:
Sandy Selfie Sent from NASA Mars Rover

Spaceflight Insider:
Curiosity's study of Martian sands halted due to anomaly

Daily Mail:
Stunning Nasa animation lets you fly over the mysterious 'alien spots', massive mountains and giant craters of Ceres

Spaceflight Now:
Water ice abounds in Pluto's frigid bedrock

Daily Mail:
Pluto DOESN'T have an icy heart: Stunning new maps reveal far more ice water across the dwarf planet than expected

Stuff NZ:
Huge gas cloud on collision course with Milky Way

WEEKEND EDITION: January 30 through January 31, 2016

Daily Mail:
Did the universe undergo TWO Big Bangs? Physicists claim a second rapid expansion created levels of dark matter we 'see' today

Daily Mail:
Does the secret of the universe's origin lie in a 'quantum wiggle'? Primordial clock signals could reveal if the Big Bang was actually a CRUNCH

Quartz:
It's possible that there is a "mirror universe" where time moves backwards, say scientists

Science Alert:
Scientists propose a 'mirror universe' where time moves backwards

IEEE Spectrum:
Squishy Robot Fingers Gently Tickle Deep Sea Critters

NPR:
Don't Blink: Robot Solves Rubik's Cube In Just Over 1 Second

Forges:
Forget The Markets, Robots Are China's New Worry

Smithsonian Magazine:
A Decades-Long Quest to Drill Into Earth's Mantle May Soon Hit Pay Dirt

Air & Space Magazine:
Life Found Refuge From Radiation on the Early Earth

Daily Mail:
Giant prehistoric sea monster found in a quarry may be a new species of plesiosaur: Bizarre 18ft-long beast with four flippers and a short tail lived 165 million years ago

Science Magazine:
You could probably have outrun a T. rex

Science Magazine:
Bizarre desert-dwelling fish may have evolved just a couple hundred years ago

Scientific American:
The Yangtze Giant Softshell Turtle Just Got 25 Percent Closer to Extinction

Science Magazine:
Were cats domesticated more than once?

Live Science:
Ancient Humans Ate Cantaloupe-Size Eggs from 500-Pound Birds

The History Blog:
2,500-year-old footprints of people, dogs found in Arizona

Daily Mail:
Babylonians used geometry to track Jupiter long before the Europeans: Stone tablets reveal ancient astronomers used calculations 1,700 years earlier

New Scientist:
Ancient maps of Jupiter's path show Babylonians' advanced maths

Science Magazine:
Math whizzes of ancient Babylon figured out forerunner of calculus

Daily Mail:
Hoard of 3,000 Roman coins unearthed: Rare monies buried in 270AD bear images of emperors, an elephant and a hippo - and could be worth £175,000

The History Blog:
Harihara head and body reunited after 130 years

The Guardian:
Scientific genius of Leonardo da Vinci celebrated in new exhibition

The History Blog:
15th c. Theodelinda Chapel fresco restored

Atlas Obscura:
Were Portuguese Explorers the First Europeans To Find Australia?

Science Magazine:
New Mexico's American Indian population crashed 100 years after Europeans arrived

The History Blog:
Reviewing the Dare Stone, clue to Lost Colony of Roanoke

Daily Mail:
The masterplans to raise London from the ashes: Abandoned proposals to rebuild city after the Great Fire in 1666 go on show

Smithsonian Magazine:
Colonial America Depended on the Enslavement of Indigenous People

Smithsonian Magazine:
The Slaves of the White House Finally Get to Have Their Stories Told

Smithsonian Magazine:
12 Secrets of New York's Central Park

Smithsonian Magazine:
The First Person of Native American Descent Was Elected to the U.S. Senate 109 Years Ago Today

Smithsonian Magazine:
When America's Titans of Industry and Innovation Went Road-Tripping Together

Atlas Obscura:
FOUND: A New Beatrix Potter Story About a Cat with a 'Double Life'

The History Blog:
Uncharted WWI U-boat found off English coast

Atlas Obscura:
How the 'Einstein of Sex' Kept the World's First LGBT Movie Safe from Nazis

Atlas Obscura:
Cincinnati Built a Subway System 100 Years Ago–But Never Used It

Atlas Obscura:
Object of Intrigue: Soviet Space Dog Jug

IEEE Spectrum:
Radiation-Proof Robot's Terrifying Safety Demonstration

Smithsonian Magazine:
44 Year Ago, Shirley Chisholm Became the First Black Woman to Run For President

Smithsonian Magazine:
The Fall and Rise of a Modern Maharaja

The Atlantic:
A Second Chance for an Old Road-Sign Font

Daily Mail:
Life in the freezer: Inside the northernmost city on Earth whose residents endure - 55°C temperatures and two months of total darkness every year

Gizmag:
90 million-dollar cars go to auction in the next few weeks

Gizmag:
In pictures: The best tech toys from London Toy Fair 2016

The History Blog:
Browse 18,000 historic menus in the New York Public Library

Smithsonian Magazine:
The World's Most Scenic Train Rides

January 29, 2016

Sputnik News:
Faster than Missiles: Russia Developing Space Age Fighter Jet

Daily Mail:
Fly from New York to London in 11 MINUTES: Radical 'Antipode' concept plane that uses rocket boosters revealed

Daily Mail:
Is it a plane? Is it a boat? Actually, it's BOTH: £26million FlyShip can carry 100 passengers while soaring at speeds of 155mph

Daily Mail:
Japan unveils its first stealth plane: X-2 will test 'invisibility' technology for next-generation fighter jet

Daily Mail:
Self-flying Black Hawk helicopter revealed - and it comes with a companion ROBOTANK for ground surveillance

Gizmag:
Winged drone nails first autonomous landing on a moving vehicle

Gizmag:
Loon Copter drone flies, floats and dives underwater

Jalopnik:
Area 51 Bans Drones... Your Drones, At Least

Daily Mail:
Testing plane wings to the point of destruction: Video reveals the extreme lengths Airbus goes to trialling its aircraft

Jalopnik:
This Is How The Pentagon Knows Its Combat Aircraft Can Withstand A Blizzard

Jalopnik:
Blair Bunting Captures The Essence Of The SR-71 Blackbird In These Dramatic Photos

Atlas Obscura:
The Women Who Rose High in the Early Days of Hot Air Ballooning

Air & Space Magazine:
Clifford Turpin, King of the Air

Gizmodo:
Here Are All the Space Stations in History

Air & Space Magazine:
What's the X-37 Doing Up There?

January 28, 2016

Spaceflight Now:
Reporters remember Challenger coverage

NBC News:
Space Shuttle Challenger Disaster Devastated the Nation 30 Years Ago

Chapman University Happenings:
Engineer who tried to stop Challenger launch donates papers to Chapman

Spaceflight Insider:
STS-51L lessons and loss 30 years later

New Scientist:
30 years after the Challenger tragedy, is US ready to re-launch?

Space Daily:
Russia launches ambitious cosmic robotics project

IEEE Spectrum:
Hawaiian Robot Practices Landing Pad Construction for Space Exploration

Spaceflight Insider:
NASA counting on humanoid robots for deep space exploration

January 27, 2016

EarthSky:
Daylight meteor over southeastern U.S.

WCIV:
All signs points to sonic boom in Charleston today, not earthquake

Charleston Post and Courier:
Sonic boom rolls across Charleston Tuesday with Marine jets training off the coast

Spaceflight Now:
Falcon 9 upgrade receives blessing from U.S. Air Force

Space Daily:
SpaceX Falcon 9 upgrade certified for National Security Space launches

Gizmag:
Goodbye ground control: Nanosatellites achieve first autonomous orbital maneuver

IEEE Spectrum:
Ronnie Nader: Ecuador's One-Man Space Program

Discovery News:
Stardust Brought Back Comet Pieces 10 Years Ago

Discovery News:
Powered Up, Veteran Rover Soldiers Through Mars Winter

Space Daily:
Ceres: Keeping Well-Guarded Secrets for 215 Years

Astrobiology Magazine:
Exploring Imhotep

Daily Mail:
Not so lonely after all! Planet thought to have been floating in space alone does have a parent star (but it's 6.2 billion miles away)

Gizmag:
Planet with 900,000-year orbit lies a staggering 1 trillion kilometers from its sun

Smithsonian Magazine:
Where Are All the Aliens? Taking Shelter From the Universe's Radiation

Gizmag:
Is ET dead - and are we next?

January 26, 2016

Stuff NZ:
CIA declassifies hundreds of UFO documents

The Guardian:
Rise in space junk could provoke armed conflict say scientists

Discovery News:
12 Years On Mars: Opportunity's Top 5 Revelations

Discovery News:
12 Years On Mars: Rover Opportunity's First Sols: Photos

Astrobiology Magazine:
Voyager Mission Celebrates 30 Years Since Uranus

Spaceflight Now:
LISA Pathfinder on station a million miles from Earth

Universe Today:
How Long Is A Day On The Other Planets Of The Solar System?

Slate - Bad Astronomy:
Does Alpha Centauri Have a Planet or Not? Well...

January 25, 2016

WINK:
Military: SWFL shaking caused by 'sonic boom' from jets

Tracy Press:
Mystery boom rumbles across Tracy

Gizmag:
Blue Origin makes historic second landing using the same rocket

Spaceflight Now:
Dragon crew capsule's propulsive landing system tested

Gizmag:
SpaceX Crew Dragon hovers on tails of fire

Discovery News:
Radiation-Blocking Glass Tech Could Shield Astronauts

Discovery News:
DNews: What China's Lunar Rover Told Us About the Moon

Astrobiology Magazine:
NASA Mars Rover Curiosity Tastes Scooped, Sieved Sand

New Scientist:
Galaxy-mapping Gaia space telescope gets an eye test from Pluto

Discovery News:
Young at Heart: Pluto's Ice Only 10 Million Years Old

Discovery News:
How Planet Nine may have been exiled to solar system's edge

Scientific American:
How Astronomers Could Actually See "Planet Nine"

WEEKEND EDITION: January 23 through January 24, 2016

Daily Mail:
How time could run BACKWARDS: New parallel world 'multiverse' theory revealed

Space Daily:
Much like white light, spacetime is also composed of a certain rainbow

Scientific American:
Not All Gravitational Waves Are Created Equal

Ars Technica:
Trying to identify what made the Universe transparent

Smithsonian Magazine:
Missouri Mathematicians Discover New Prime Number

Smithsonian Magazine:
When Will We Reach the End of the Periodic Table?

Gizmodo:
Researchers Are Teaching ATLAS To Do Household Chores Like Rosey from The Jetsons

Smithsonian Magazine:
Humble Magnesium Could Be Powering Earth's Magnetic Field

Astrobiology Magazine:
Explosive underwater volcanoes were a major feature of 'Snowball Earth'

Daily Mail:
A REAL Welsh dragon: Oldest Jurassic dinosaur ever found has been officially named the 'Hanigan dragon robber'

Stuff NZ:
Prehistoric crocodile was the size of a bus

The Guardian:
Titanosaurs: the largest animals ever to walk the Earth

Smithsonian Magazine:
The Dakota Badlands Used to Host Sabertoothed Pseudo-Cat Battles

Stuff NZ:
Microscopic creatures revived after being frozen for 30 years

Stuff NZ:
Giant earthworms the size of snakes discovered on remote Scottish island

Science Magazine:
Birds master complex songs by learning when to ignore dad

Audubon Magazine:
10 Cool Reasons To Celebrate Penguins

Live Science:
Before Hatshepsut: Early Egyptian Queen Revealed in Hieroglyphs

Ancient Origins:
Discovery of 5,000-year-old Hieroglyphs Change the Story of a Queen, a Pharaoh, and an Ancient City

Smithsonian Magazine:
Fairy Tales Could Be Older Than You Ever Imagined

Ancient Origins:
Submerged Ruins May Be the Seaside Palace of the First Emperor of China

Daily Mail:
Treasure trove of Roman artefacts found under the A1: Pots, beads and jewellery are among 177,000 pieces unearthed by roadworks

Daily Mail:
The mystery of the headless Gladiators of York: DNA analysis of decapitated remains sheds new light on Roman migrations

Ancient Origins:
List of Medieval Killers found Inscribed on Cathedral Wall may help solve Murder Mystery

Smithsonian Magazine:
How a Hidden Figure Emerged From One of Leonardo da Vinci's Notebooks

The History Blog:
Excavation of mysterious Honduran site begins

Atlas Obscura:
What Happened to the Bottom Third of a Famous Tintoretto Artwork?

Smithsonian Magazine:
A Painting of John Dee, Astrologer to Queen Elizabeth I, Contains a Hidden Ring of Skulls

The History Blog:
Site of Salem witch trial hangings confirmed

The Atlantic:
Building an Impossible Clock

Atlas Obscura:
How Lady Bible Hunters Made the Victorian Era's Most Stunning Scriptural Find

The History Blog:
Breitner's Girl in a Kimono series together for the first time

The History Blog:
1910 slaughter of African Americans gets historical marker

Daily Mail:
World War I in colour: Rare photographs capture the lives of soldiers and civilians when all was quiet on the Western Front

Smithsonian Magazine:
Raoul Wallenberg's Biographer Uncovers Important Clues To What Happened in His Final Days

Atlas Obscura:
The World's Longest War Only Ended in 1986

Daily Mail:
My guardian gorilla angel: 30 years on from the amazing moment ape saved tiny boy who fell into his enclosure, the man protected by gentle giant reveals how the incident has shaped his entire life

Gizmodo:
The secret lives of the Mafia hunters

Gizmag:
Tracing automotive bloodlines: Gizmag goes exploring at Dutton Garage

Gizmag:
Tractor Heaven: 240 acre private park showcases vintage engines, tractors and the fine art of digging a really big hole

BBC News:
14 Gorgeous Menus From the Golden Age of Dining Cars

Daily Mail:
The terraced house with an amazing secret: Humble home hides a secret CAVE and vaulted ceiling (and it's yours for £200,000)

January 22, 2016

Daily Mail:
The plane that can detach its entire CABIN in the event of an emergency: Concept can 'drop' passengers to safety using built-in parachutes

Ars Technica:
Above the world in 80 minutes: Balloon company will fly to the edge of space

Gizmag:
Bird-repelling drone imitates a real-life predator to clear property of unwelcome pests

Jalopnik:
This Ant's-Eye View Of A CH-47 Chinook's Landing Zone Is Pretty Sweet

Daily Mail:
Plan to turn a 747 into a missile launcher revealed: Design would have put 70 cruise missiles into body of a Boeing aircraft

New Scientist:
Space age ghosts show abandoned relics of NASA's golden years

Air & Space Magazine:
Missiles Killing Missiles

Air & Space Magazine:
What Are Those Giant Arrows Dotting the American Landscape?

Atlas Obscura:
Object of Intrigue: Backpack Helicopters

Smithsonian Magazine:
When Concorde First Flew 40 Years Ago, It Was a Supersonic Sight to Behold

Ars Technica:
NASA's newest cargo spacecraft began life as a Soviet space plane

Engadget:
Eight top-secret aircraft that definitely aren't UFOs

January 21, 2016

Inquistr:
Planet X: CalTech Scientists Have 'Solid Evidence' Of Ninth Planet In Our Solar System

Astrobiology Magazine:
Caltech Researchers Find Evidence of a Real Ninth Planet

The New Yorker:
Discovering Planet Nine

Spaceflight Now:
SpaceX rocket wreckage back on shore after near-miss at landing

Spaceflight Insider:
Successful drone ship landing proves elusive for SpaceX

Spaceflight Now:
Bridging the past and future on the shoulders of the Atlas rocket

Daily Mail:
What radiation belts REALLY look like: Nasa research reveals Van Allen Belts are shaped like doughnuts

Discovery News:
In The Raw: Cassini's Ongoing Saturn Moon Odyssey: Photos

Astrobiology Magazine:
Astrobiology Top 10: How Would The World Change If We Found Extraterrestrial Life

January 20, 2016

Daily Mail:
Time to get a new spacesuit? Nasa astronaut Tim Kopra's helmet began filling with water during a spacewalk while he was wearing the same outfit that sparked a life-threatening leak three years ago

Discovery News:
Zinnia Flower Blooms on Space Station

Scientific American:
Video Shows SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket Land on a Drone Ship, Then Fall Over and Explode

Spaceflight Insider:
SpaceX's Mars Colonial Transporter: Rumors and Realities

Discovery News:
A 'Wright Mons-ter': Pluto's Possible Ice Volcano Is Huge

Daily Mail:
The biggest ice volcano in the solar system: Stunning new images reveal 90-mile-wide CRYOVOLCANO on Pluto

Stuff NZ:
Scientists spot brightest supernova yet, outshines Milky Way

Astrobiology Magazine:
Nitrogen May Be A Sign of Habitability

New Scientist:
Comets can't explain weird 'alien megastructure' star after all

Slate - Bad Astronomy:
I'm STILL Not Sayin' Aliens. But This Star Is Really Weird.

New Scientist:
Black hole sun could support bizarre life on orbiting planets

The Australian:
Finders not keepers as meteor hunters strike a mother lode

Discovery News:
Five Planet Conjunction to Dazzle Night Skies This Week

January 19, 2016

Ghost Theory:
The Night A UFO Landed In Levelland Texas

Spaceflight Insider:
Spacewalk ends early after water found in Kopra's helmet

Discovery News:
'Exhilarated' British Astronaut on First Spacewalk

Discovery News:
SpaceX Launches Satellite, Rocket Topples on Landing Attempt

Spaceflight Now:
SpaceX narrowly misses booster landing at sea

Spaceflight Now:
Recovered Falcon 9 booster fires again at Cape Canaveral

Spaceflight Insider:
NASA wraps up Orion parachute tests

Sputnik News:
Rocket Science: Russia Builds Atomic Engine for Exploring Distant Space

Sputnik News:
China Aims for the Moon With New Rockets

Gizmodo:
China Announces Plan to Make First Landing on Far Side of Moon in 2018

Discovery News:
China to Send a Mission to Moon's Mysterious 'Dark Side'

Gizmodo:
The Last-Minute Decision That Saved a Mission to Mars

Space Daily:
Opportunity Welcomes Winter Solstice

MARTIN LUTHER KING WEEKEND EDITION: January 16 through January 18, 2016

Daily Galaxy:
The Epic Quest for a Quantum Theory of Gravity

Business Insider:
The 2 most dangerous numbers in the universe are threatening the end of physics

Nova Next:
A Radical Reinterpretation of Einstein's Theory

Trusted Reviews:
These are the 7 coolest robots in Robot Wars history

Ars Technica:
We narrowly missed a new ice age, and now we won't see one for a long time

Smithsonian Magazine:
Life and Rocks May Have Co-Evolved on Earth

Daily Mail:
Meet Machimosaurus rex: Archaeologists find three tonne MEGACROCODILE that grew to more than 30 feet long

Daily Mail:
An epic tail! David Attenborough follows the story of how experts found the world's largest dinosaur measuring 121ft - and its heart weighed more than THREE people

The Guardian:
Dinosaurs performed dances to woo mates, according to new evidence

Daily Mail:
TITANOSAUR invades New York: Gigantic 122 feet long skeleton unveiled at American Museum of Natural History

Smithsonian Magazine:
Dinosaurs May Have Dug Trenches to Woo Mates

Smithsonian Magazine:
Frilling discovery explains head crests in sexy dinosaurs

Daily Mail:
'Chasm', the three year old dinosaur who died 75 million years ago and is helping scientists fill in evolutionary gaps

Daily Mail:
'Dinosaur graveyard' may date back to the moment of the mass extinction: Fossil bed suggests large numbers of beasts were killed by a single event 65 million years ago

BBC News:
Scientists weigh in on 'giraffe relative' fossil

Live Science:
Oldest Animal Jonathan the Tortoise Is Going Strong at 183

Daily Mail:
Mystery of Indonesia's first inhabitants: Stone tools suggest early humans crossed the ocean from Asia almost 200,000 years ago - long before our own species

The Guardian:
Sulawesi find: 118,000-year-old stone tools point to 'archaic group of humans'

Smithsonian Magazine:
Thank Neanderthals for Your Immune System

Daily Mail:
Did humans hunt mammoths in the Arctic 45,000 years ago? Spear marks on frozen carcass suggests our ancestors were in Siberia 10,000 years earlier than believed

Daily Mail:
Are these the first ever images of a volcanic eruption? Daubs of red and white pigment on cave walls are thought to depict natural disaster in France 36,000 years ago

Smithsonian Magazine:
This Ancient City Was Three Times Bigger Than Archaeologists Suspected

Daily Mail:
'Pompeii of the Fens' is the best-preserved Bronze age home in Britain: Experts astonished by dwelling's condition as they unearth treasures from 3,000-year-old rugs and jewellery to human remains

Live Science:
Prosthetic Leg with Hoofed Foot Discovered in Ancient Chinese Tomb

Daily Mail:
My (wooden) left foot: Archaeologists reveal stunning 1,500 year old prosthetic find

Smithsonian Magazine:
There's a 1,500-Year-Old Farming Village Beneath a Norwegian Airport

The History Blog:
Remains of Settlement Era Reykjavík longhouse to be preserved

The History Blog:
Infernal Landscape drawn by Hieronymus Bosch

Smithsonian Magazine:
Queen Elizabeth I Held England's First Official Lottery 450 Years Ago

Daily Mail:
The Great Plague in the 17th century was spread by Black Death bacteria that lay dormant across Europe for 300 YEARS

Smithsonian Magazine:
The French Castle That May Have Inspired "Sleeping Beauty" Is Filled With Creepy Mannequins

Atlas Obscura:
The American Textile Industry Was Woven From Espionage

Smithsonian Magazine:
How a Nearly Successful Slave Revolt Was Intentionally Lost to History

The History Blog:
Joe the Quilter's murder cottage found

The Guardian:
Long-necked diplomacy: the tale of the third giraffe

Ancient Origins:
The Mysterious and Tragic Life of Kaspar Hauser

The History Blog:
Dr. Gustav Zander's Victorian-Era Exercise Machines Made the Bowflex Look Like Child's Play

Smithsonian Magazine:
Neglected remains from Newburgh Colored Burial Ground finally get attention

BBC News:
When mistakes make the art

Atlas Obscura:
This 19th-Century Map Shows that Beaver Dams are Built to Last

Atlas Obscura:
How the Oxford English Dictionary Went from Murderer's Pet Project to Internet Lexicon

The Guardian:
The True History of Suffragette

Atlas Obscura:
The 'Australian Mermaid' Who Introduced Recreational Swimming to American Women

The History Blog:
More 1917 blackboards found in Oklahoma school

Smithsonian Magazine:
The Ku Klux Klan Didn't Always Wear Hoods

Atlas Obscura:
In 1942, the Hershey Hotel Was a Chocolate-Scented POW Camp

Atlas Obscura:
One of D.C.'s Most Contentious Pieces of Real Estate is 25 Feet Underground

Seattle Times:
Martin Luther King Jr. - 1956-62

Seattle Times:
Martin Luther King Jr. - 1963-65

Seattle Times:
Martin Luther King Jr. - 1966-68

Inquistr:
Martin Luther King, Jr.'s 'Beyond Vietnam' Speech Was His Most Controversial, Assassinated Exactly One Year Later [Video]

Dallas Morning News:
Ben Voth: On MLK Day, remember a Texan who stood shoulder-to-shoulder with Dr. King

Time Magazine:
The Photograph That Captured the Horror of MLK's Assassination

Time Magazine:
A Visit to the King Home on the Night Martin Luther King Jr. Died

New Historian:
Cronyism, Mining and Murder – The Death of 'Jock' Yablonski

Gizmodo:
The FBI Worried About Communist Spies Invading EPCOT

Smithsonian Magazine:
It's Been 50 Years Since Batman Went "Bam!" and "Pow"

Gizmag:
In pictures: The 2016 Detroit Auto Show

Gizmag:
Vincents dominate 2016 Las Vegas Motorcycle auctions: Detailed report

BBC News:
Inside Spain's secret food societies

io9:
An Aging Movie Monster Looks Back On His Career in This Poignant Short

January 15, 2016

Discovery News:
Dream Chaser Spaceplane to Supply the Space Station

New Scientist:
Commercial spaceflight newcomer allows quick ISS return trips

Spaceflight Insider:
Catching a dream: SNC's tenacious spacecraft selected for NASA's CRS-2 contract

The Atlantic:
How a Controller Sounds When Trying to Save an Airplane

Gizmag:
VTOL Kestrel drone morphs into fixed-wing aircraft after takeoff

Gizmag:
Airbus Counter-UAV System detects illicit drones and shuts them down

Gizmag:
Drone-catching hexacopter fires a large net to reel in suspicious aircraft

Daily Mail:
Lift-off for Jumbo Drone! Students build 'octocopter' with 48 motors and 13-inch propellers that can lift an adult (but they're waiting for permission from air traffic control to test that)

Jalopnik:
Here's Your Go-To Graphic To Understand The U.S. Army's Massive Aircraft Inventory

Jalopnik:
Russia Plans 16 Intercontinental Ballistic Missile Launches In 2016

Air & Space Magazine:
Before the Meatball

Scientific American:
Declassified: U.S. Military's Secret Cold War Space Project Revealed

Atlas Obscura:
100 Wonders: The Secret City of the Cosmonauts

January 14, 2016

Daily Citizen:
Rumbles Tuesday were sonic boom

Discovery News:
SpaceX to Make Next Rocket Landing Attempt Sunday

Spaceflight Now:
ISS astronauts set for spacewalk to replace failed power unit

Space Daily:
Russian Scientists Developing Avatar Robot for Extraterrestrial Exploration

Discovery News:
This Is an Ancient Meandering River... On Mars

Discovery News:
Water Ice Found on Rosetta's Comet

Gizmodo:
All Hail Juno, Our Record-Breaking Solar-Powered Emmissary to Jupiter

Ars Technica:
Inside the vault: A rare glimpse of NASA's otherworldly treasures

Scientific American:
What Will It Take for Humans to Colonize the Milky Way?

January 13, 2016

Sarasota Herald-Tribune - De Void:
Good thing it wasn't terrorism

ABC Australia:
Brisbane weather webcam snaps meteor passing over south east Queensland

WSB-TV:
Mysterious fireball spotted in north Georgia sky Monday

Spaceflight Now:
Hold-down firing completed ahead of Sunday's Falcon 9 launch

Discovery News:
SpaceX to Make Next Rocket Landing Attempt Sunday

Astrobiology Magazine:
New Details on Ceres Seen in Dawn Images

Gizmodo:
Watch the Biggest Ever Drone Swarm Take to the Sky in Style

January 12, 2016

Spaceflight Now:
Offshore barge landing targeted after next Falcon 9 launch

Space Daily:
China plans 20 launches in 2016

Discovery News:
Wake Up Philae! Last-Ditch Effort to Find Rosetta's Lander

Gizmag:
Time running out for Philae

Daily Mail:
Saturn as never seen before: Stunning view of the gas giant reveals its immense size and spectacular rings in detail

Discovery News:
Hunting Uranus, the Solar System's Azure Ice Giant

Spaceflight Now:
Pluto's floating mountains, intriguing structures fascinate scientists

Scientific American:
If There Are Aliens Out There, Where Are They?

Scientific American:
Famous Wow! signal might have been from comets, not aliens

January 11, 2016

WANE:
We get to the bottom of the Huntington "booms"

York Dispatch:
Many theories about Saturday's mysterious boom

Lafayette Journal and Courier:
Mysterious boom under investigation

WJHG:
Loud Boom Heard Friday, Source Unknown

KXII:
Loud boom leaves dozens with questions

Daily Mail:
Third time lucky! SpaceX to retry landing rocket on a BARGE: January 17th blast off will land on 'drone boat' in Pacific

Ars Technica:
Sorry NASA, Europe says it's going to the Moon instead of Mars

Discovery News:
Space Fungus! Mold Found On Space Station Plants

Universe Today:
Space Zinnias Rebound from Space Blight on Space Station

Atlas Obscura:
Fleeting Wonders: A 3D-Printed Moon Town

Astrobiology Magazine:
'X' Marks a Curious Corner on Pluto's Icy Plains

Slate - Bad Astronomy:
A Slice of Pluto

Smithsonian Magazine:
Does Icy Pluto Have a Hidden Ocean? New Horizons Offers New Clues

Scientific American:
Our Solar System Is Overflowing with Liquid Water [Graphic]

Ancient Origins:
4.5 Billion-Year-Old Meteorite Recovered Before Being Washed Away as Heavy Rains Cause Rare Filling of Ancient Australian Lake

Ancient Origins:
Wandering Sky Gods: The Personification of Astronomical Phenomena in Ancient Times

WEEKEND EDITION: January 9 through January 10, 2016

Forbes:
What The Many-Worlds Interpretation of Quantum Physics Really Means

Inverse:
What is a Wormhole? Why is a Wormhole? Why Should You Care?

Live Science:
What 2016 Holds for the Mysterious World of Physics

Daily Mail:
Get ready for THOR: Sandia's new accelerator will recreate conditions at the Earth's core and crush materials at a million atmospheres

Scientific American:
Bayes's Theorem: What's the Big Deal?

Gizmag:
Four new elements confirmed

BBC News:
Who, What, Why: How do elements get their names?

IEEE Spectrum:
Radiation-Proof Robot's Terrifying Safety Demonstration

Inverse:
Crime Fighting Robots Now Patrol Silicon Valley

Daily Mail:
The most accurate ocean floor map ever made: Scientists reveal the alien landscape beneath the sea in incredible detail

Astrobiology Magazine:
The origins of abiotic species

Astrobiology Magazine:
Enough Oxygen Long Before Animals Rose

Gizmodo:
A Fossilized Ancient Ant Queen Emerges From a 46-Million-Year-Old Rock

National Geographic:
The Largest Ape That Ever Lived Was Doomed By Its Size

Daily Mail:
Did this shell belong to an ancient giant armadillo? 3ft fossil found in Argentina may have protected 10,000-year-old glyptodont

Sputnik News:
Next Generation Warfare: Russian Cyborg Rats Versus Terrorists

Smithsonian Magazine:
14 Fun Facts About Parrots

The Guardian:
Human-Neanderthal relationships may be at root of modern allergies

Smithsonian Magazine:
A Journey to the Oldest Cave Paintings in the World

Smithsonian Magazine:
This Ancient Grain May Have Helped Humans Become Farmers

Live Science:
2,700-Year-Old Farmhouse Unearthed in Israel

Ancient Origins:
Unraveling the Origins of the Roman Sword Discovered Off Oak Island

The History Blog:
Ivan the Terrible-era weapons cache found

The History Blog:
Skeleton found under Scottish school playground may have been a pirate

Smithsonian Magazine:
Shakespeare's First Folio Goes on Tour in the U.S.

Daily Mail:
Two of Marie Antoinette's four children were fathered by her Swedish diplomat lover during 20-year affair, secret love letters reveal

The History Blog:
18th c. scuttled ship found on Potomac riverfront

Atlas Obscura:
Shocking Scenes From Benjamin Franklin's Experimental Electricity Parties

Smithsonian Magazine:
The History of the United States' First Refugee Crisis

Atlas Obscura:
The Exquisite 19th-Century Infographics That Explained the History of the Natural World

The History Blog:
George III's huge map collection digitized

Atlas Obscura:
The Pair of American Politicians Who Fought the 19th Century's Silliest Duel

Smithsonian Magazine:
The Earliest Memoir by a Black Inmate Reveals the Long Legacy of Mass Incarceration

Smithsonian Magazine:
The Early History of Autism in America

Scientific American:
California Megaflood: Lessons from a Forgotten Catastrophe

The History Blog:
Civil War-era cedar log "corduroy road" found in Virgina

Smithsonian Magazine:
How the Phonograph Changed Music Forever

Daily Mail:
It ain't worth a dime! One of only nine existing 10 cent coins struck in 1894 expected to fetch more than $1MILLION at auction

Coin News:
Legend Numismatics Acquires 1894-S Barber Dime for $2M+

Jalopnik:
How A Car Company Built So Many Important Military Machines Of World War II

BBC News:
Shostakovich's symphony played by a starving orchestra

Atlas Obscura:
Oise Aisne American Cemetery, Plot E

San Francisco Chronicle:
36 amazing historic photos of celebrities visiting San Francisco

Gizmodo:
How Kids of the 1950s Got The Idea That They Could Hunt Dinosaurs on Venus

Smithsonian Magazine:
How "The Sound of Silence" Became a Surprise Hit

Mysterious Universe:
Opening the "James Bond File"

BBC News:
The little car you can drive in France without a licence

Jalopnik:
This Absurdly Detailed WWII Reenactment With Miniature Radio-Controlled Vehicles Is Awesome

Smithsonian Magazine:
Seven Must-See Museums in Austria

Smithsonian Magazine:
Visit These Ten Sites Celebrating Major Anniversaries in 2016

Smithsonian Magazine:
New Exhibition Featuring Picasso, O'Keeffe, Hopper and Many Others Brings Modernism Into Focus

Ars Technica:
73 nations face off at the World Magic Cup

January 8, 2016

Daily Mail:
Watch the radical 'AirMule' take to the air: Bizarre 'cargo drone' prototype will fly injured soldiers from the battlefield - or deliver your shopping

Daily Mail:
The superfast 50mph flying wing 'stealth drone' you can launch by THROWING it into the air

Jalopnik:
Watch Boeing Build An Entire F/A-18F Super Hornet In This Time-Lapse Video

Jalopnik:
Check Out The USS Constellation's Super Diverse Carrier Air Wing From 1967

Atlas Obscura:
Hangar One

DSFP's Spaceflight History:
The Russians are Roving! The Russians are Roving! A 1970 JPL Plan for a 1979 Mars Rover

DSFP's Spaceflight History:
Triple-Flyby: Venus-Mars-Venus Piloted Missions in the Late 1970s/Early 1980s (1967)

DSFP's Spaceflight History:
Harold Urey and the Moon (1961)

BBC News:
Gary Powers: The U2 spy pilot the US did not love

January 7, 2016

iDigital Times:
UFO Hunters Turn Up Rare Disney Alien Documentary, But Is It Part Of A Disclosure Conspiracy?

Stuff NZ:
Meteorite could hold clues to solar system creation

Popular Science:
What's The Best Way To Protect Earth From Incoming Asteroids?

Ars Technica:
For Russia's space program, 2016 may be a make-or-break year

Spaceflight Now:
ESA wants to be a part of NASA's mission to Europa

Space Daily:
Rover Rounds Martian Dune to Get to the Other Side

Slate - Bad Astronomy:
An Interactive Crash Course Tour of the Solar System

Discovery News:
Black Holes Set the Clock for Life on Earth

New Scientist:
Star clusters could host long-lived technological civilisations

New Scientist:
The Visit: What aliens would really mean for us as humans

January 6, 2016

News.com Australia:
The Westall 'UFO' incident still remains a mystery 50 years after it occurred

Daily Mail:
One giant leap for Britain: Nasa confirms Tim Peake WILL make history with six-hour spacewalk to repair the ISS next week

Daily Mail:
SpaceX's Falcon 9 booster is back at its base: Firm releases the first image of Elon Musk's pristine record-breaking rocket

Gizmag:
Cassini snaps image of the Saturnian moons Enceladus, Rhea and Atlas

Universe Today:
What Is The Heliocentric Model Of The Universe?

Smithsonian Magazine:
Long-Lost Photos of Eclipses and Stars Found in an Observatory Basement

Discovery News:
This is the Entire Universe Squeezed into One Image

January 5, 2016

Slate - Bad Astronomy:
No, the Asteroid Apophis STILL Won't Hit Us in 2036

Spaceflight Now:
European Mars probe arrives at launch site

Gizmodo:
The Bizarre Way Jupiter Helped Life Evolve on Earth

Slate - Bad Astronomy:
Dione, From Afar

Universe Today:
How Strong is Gravity on Other Planets?

Discovery News:
3-D Printed Ceramics Could Build Next-Gen Spaceships

New Scientist:
Gardening in space: Sow the cosmological seeds and scatter

January 4, 2016

Slate - Bad Astronomy:
In Spain, 2015 Ends with a Cosmic Bang

Spaceflight Insider:
Russia dissolves its federal space agency, what now?

Spaceflight Now:
China launches eagle-eyed satellite to stare down at Earth

Gizmag:
Potential delay for first test flight of India's spaceplane demonstrator

Gizmag:
Elon Musk says Falcon 9 ready to go again

Discovery News:
Mars Orbiter Catches a Crater Full of Cracks

Live Science:
Space Fuel: Plutonium-238 Created After 30-Year Wait

Spaceflight Insider:
SpaceX, Blue Origin and the dream of reusable rockets

Ars Technica:
Space for Europe and for all humankind: A brief history of the ESA

NEW YEAR'S WEEKEND EDITION: January 1 through January 3, 2016

Slate - Bad Astronomy:
Will the Universe Expand Forever? Crash Course Astronomy Episode 43: Dark Energy

Sputnik News:
CERN's 'Collider of the Future' to Be Based on Russian Design

Gizmag:
VertiGo wheeled robot isn't stopped by walls

Daily Mail:
Is this how BB-8 works? Wheels inside drive Droid's body and 'pendulum' head is held on by a magnet, claims patent

Live Science:
San Andreas May Be a 'Zipper' Fault

Daily Mail:
To the ends of the earth: Photographer travels to Greenland to capture the striking splendour of the 'iceberg capital of the world'

Astrobiology Magazine:
Geologists focus on mineral for clues to beginning of biological life on earth

Daily Mail:
The first life to have a home: Microbes from 3.2 BILLION years ago hid in crevices to avoid harmful radiation from the sun

Astrobiology Magazine:
Life exploded on Earth after slow rise of oxygen

Live Science:
Sacred Datura: Photos of a Beautiful (But Poisonous) Plant

Daily Mail:
Internet baffled by mysterious 'alien eggs' hatching in British countryside that are actually unusual fungus

io9:
A Well-Preserved Whale Fossil Has Been Discovered on a California Mountain

Science Magazine:
Feature: Solving the mystery of dog domestication

The History Blog:
A look inside a crocodile mummy

Stuff NZ:
'Extinct' snakes surface in Australia

Smithsonian Magazine:
A New Species of Shark Gives a Hat Tip to Both Jaws and Ninjas

Stuff NZ:
Irish originated from the Middle East, DNA analysis shows

The History Blog:
Otzi has the world's oldest known tattoos

Daily Mail:
Ghoulish 'rattle' found in 4,500-year-old infant's grave: Figurines carved from antlers may have been used to protect the baby from evil

National Geographic:
Did Egypt's Old Kingdom Die - or Simply Fade Away?

The Guardian:
Stonehenge tunnel survey reveals new sites, and mysteries

Ancient Origins:
Two 3,400-Year-Old Shrines with Statues discovered at Egyptian Quarry Site

Daily Mail:
Tomb of Tutankhamun's wet nurse is opened for the first time since it was discovered in 1996... as Egypt launch a PR offensive in a bid to woo tourists back

The History Blog:
Tomb of Tutankhamun's wet nurse, maybe sister, opens

Ancient Origins:
Tomb Hidden by History, Now Revealed: Wet Nurse of Tutankhamun May have been His Own Sister

National Geographic:
Could Queen Nefertiti's Tomb Reveal Secrets From Egypt's Shadowy Past?

Mysterious Universe:
Ancient Tablet Looks Like Cell Phone With Cuneiform Keys

Daily Mail:
Gold plates and coins among valuable haul unearthed by archaeologists at 2,000-year-old royal tombs in China

Ancient Origins:
2,000-Year-Old Public Laundry in Pompeii, Restored and Opened to the Public for the First Time

The History Blog:
Five homes, one laundry reopened at Pompeii

Daily Mail:
The battle that created a river god: Ancient Turkish altar shows son of Hercules battling hydra - just like his father

Scientific American:
Archaeological Finds in El Salvador Tell a Whole Different Tale about Maya Society

Daily Mail:
Corinth's secrets revealed: Full extent of ancient underwater harbour is being uncovered by archaeologists

Daily Mail:
Mysterious 'Jewish spell' found in ancient amulet: Scans reveal 'magical symbols' inscribed on 1,300-year-old silver scroll

Ancient Origins:
Magical Incantation Discovered on Ancient Silver Scroll Written in Unknown Language

Atlas Obscura:
The First Woman to Publish a Book in English Lived in One Room, Walled Off From Society

Daily Mail:
From Mona Lisa to war machines: Leonardo da Vinci's skill as an inventor is revealed in stunning new exhibition showcasing designs that were well ahead of his time

Mysterious Universe:
Was John Dee's Fascination With the Occult Driven by Espionage?

The History Blog:
Thames mudlarks find tiny gold Tudor accessories

Daily Mail:
New Year, Old Calendar: The Origins and Controversy of the Gregorian Calendar

Daily Mail:
Johannes Kepler Defended His Mother in a Witchcraft Trial

Air & Space Magazine:
Spirit of St. Louis Replica Soars Over New York

The History Blog:
Alexander Hamilton powder horn for sale

Daily Mail:
Sheet music handwritten by Beethoven and lost for 205-years is sold for $100,000 after being discovered hanging in a hallway by a classical music fan as he appraised a Connecticut home

Atlas Obscura:
Object of Intrigue: Two-Wheeled Transport for Regency Dandies

Atlas Obscura:
The Heavily Judged Female Entertainers Who Crushed Stereotypes In the Old West

Daily Mail:
Professor finds rare audio of basketball inventor James Naismith describing how he created the game

San Francisco Chronicle:
The Unknown Midwinter Fair - San Francisco 1894

Daily Mail:
Amazing images of a long-forgotten Germany: Fascinating book shows landmarks at turn of the 20th century before country was devastated by two World Wars

Atlas Obscura:
How New Year's Eve Came to Times Square

National Geographic:
Our Most Stunning Antique Photos of Women Around the World

Daily Mail:
From the ship's grand staircase to the 'heart of the ocean' necklace and even the deadly iceberg: Exhibition recreates the doomed Titanic in every detail for a very personal experience of the tragedy

Daily Mail:
The masterpiece that Charlie Chaplin never finished: Hollywood icon's script 'The Freak' told the tragic story of winged angel who was based on his daughter

Daily Mail:
Such very seductive shoplifters: Stuffing loot into their bloomers, how a ruthless girl gang spread havoc across London - flirting with victims or battering them with diamond-ring knuckle-dusters

Atlas Obscura:
Venison Jello, 'Mystery Ingredients,' and Other Triumphs of Soviet Cuisine

BBC News:
Alexei Stakhanov: The USSR's superstar miner

Atlas Obscura:
How a Homeless Woman Rescued a Brazilian Murder Castle

BBC News:
Searching for Vadim Kozin, the Soviet tango king

Gizmodo:
This Weather Phenomenon Caused a Nuclear Bomb Test to Go Horribly Awry

Daily Mail:
The cities that America was prepared to wipe off the map in nuclear war: Newly declassified target list of populations that would have been systematically destroyed by a storm of US A-bombs

The Guardian:
The trial of Lady Chatterley's Lover

io9:
Remembering the Mysterious "Vela Incident" 36 Years Later

BBC News:
The East German team that refused to die

Daily Mail:
The DOOMSDAY plan: Military bosses reveal survival system that is in place if America's power systems are wiped out by cyber attacks

BBC News:
A watchmaker's paradise

Gizmag:
The 10 wildest off-road vehicles of 2015

National Geographic:
2015 Was a Big Year for Animals Riding Animals

io9:
The 10 Best and 10 Worst Science Fiction And Fantasy Movies of 2015

Gizmodo:
The 10 Scariest, Weirdest, Coolest Robots of 2015

Archaeology Magazine:
Top 10 Discoveries of 2015

Ancient Origins:
Top Ten Historical and Archaeological Discoveries of 2015

Ancient Origins:
Top 10 Human Origins Discoveries in 2015

Ancient Origins:
Top 10 Underwater Discoveries of 2015

San Francisco Chronicle:
Things you'll never see again in San Francisco

Smithsonian Magazine:
From Teeth to Toilets, This Dazzling Exhibit of Gold Artifacts Has the Midas Touch

National Geographic:
A New Site Lets You Walk the British Museum From Your Couch

Smithsonian Magazine:
The Enduring Mystique of the Venetian Lagoon

Atlas Obscura:
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