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WEEKEND EDITION: November 22 through November 23, 2014

Daily Mail:
Did gravity save the universe after the Big Bang? Force may have prevented it from collapsing 13.8bn years ago

Daily Mail:
Galaxies that 'suddenly appeared' 700 million years after the Big Bang baffle astronomers

Popular Science:
Ask Anything: What's The Hottest Temperature Possible?

io9:
How The Enigma Machine Worked, In One Infographic

Popular Science:
China's New Exoskeletons: Not just for Call of Duty or Tom Cruise Anymore

Daily Mail:
Robo-cops go on patrol! Silicon Valley gets five foot tall robot security guards

Gizmodo:
Robots Pretending to Be Humans Lived in These Houses for Six Years

Daily Mail:
Navy's first ever LASER gun that sets fire to enemy aircraft and ships is deployed to the Gulf

Daily Mail:
The robo karate kid! Terrifying two legged giant robot being developed by Google learns to stand on one leg - and recreates scene from cult film

Gizmodo:
The Inside Story of How Stuxnet Was Discovered

The Atlantic:
The Secrets of Color

Smithsonian Magazine:
Why Colors You See in an Art Museum Can't Be Replicated Today

Live Science:
Rare Stegosaurus Skeleton to Debut at London Museum

Daily Mail:
The missing link of the horse world: Fossil find reveals ancient relative of horses and rhinos lived 54.5 million years ago in India

Daily Mail:
Monty, the woolly mammoth, is up for sale: Almost complete 18ft skeleton of Ice Age beast could be yours for £250,000

Daily Mail:
What's that, Flipper? Researchers find bottlenose dolphins have whistles for names so they can be identified easily

Daily Mail:
That's barking mad! Bizarre pet laws reveal it's illegal to mimic an animal in Miami - and French pigs can't be called Napoleon

Daily Mail:
Neanderthals were NOT a sub-species of modern man, scientists claim: Structure of nose hints they were a separate species

Gizmodo:
How Farming Almost Destroyed Ancient Human Civilization

Daily Mail:
Step back to the Stone Age: 5,000-year-old footprints made by fishermen trying to protect ancient river discovered in Denmark

Daily Mail:
Spicy pork, shellfish and a side dish of eggs: Diet of ancient Romans revealed after archaeologists rifle through Pompeii's toilets

io9:
This Stunning Mosaic Was Just Uncovered In Greece

Daily Mail:
Have ROYAL skeletons been found in Suffolk? Bodies buried with vast amounts of jewellery 1400 years ago may be linked to King Anna of East Anglia

Daily Mail:
A peek inside a Viking piggybank: CT scans of treasure chest reveal hidden brooches, gold ingots and ivory beads

The History Blog:
Zealand ring fortress dates to 10th century

The History Blog:
Vivid murals found in 1000-year-old Chinese tomb

Gizmodo:
Did Ben Franklin want the turkey to be our national symbol?

The Atlantic:
How Elephant Teeth Taught Scientists Extinction Exists

Smithsonian Magazine:
The Real Johnny Appleseed Brought Apples - and Booze - to the American Frontier

New York Times:
In New Napoleonic Era, His Hats and Stockings Rise to Power

Smithsonian Magazine:
The Whiskey Wars That Left Brooklyn in Ruins

The History Blog:
Wreck of SS Ventnor, ship carrying 499 Chinese dead, found

Daily Mail:
Curse of the £15million watch: Haunting story of the most elaborate watch ever made - and the man who wished he had never owned it

Daily Mail:
Incredible tale of the British soldier who survived WWI, signed up aged 52 to fight the Nazis as an air gunner, was shot down and emerged unscathed from reprisals in aftermath of the Great Escape

io9:
Behind The Scenes With Ray Harryhausen And His Special Effects Models

Popular Science:
Operation Plumbbob and the Psychology of a Nuclear Blast

Gizmodo:
The Sad Fates of the World's Six Tallest Unfinished Buildings

Gizmodo:
Paris Is Still Winning Its Battle Against Skyscrapers

Gizmag:
The top 100 most expensive cars of all time

Popular Science:
An Extreme Gift Guide For Obscenely Wealthy Nerds

November 21, 2014

Universe Today:
This is How Orion's Dramatic Flight Test Will Look Next Month

Gizmodo:
7 Of Mankind's Biggest Screw-Ups In Space

Popular Science:
China's J-31 Stealth Fighter: Then and Now

Popular Science:
Not As Sexy As Stealth, But Maybe More Important: China Shows Off New Cargo Planes

The Aviationist:
Video shows Su-24 Fencer attack plane perform an insane low-level flyby at unknown airbase

The Aviationist:
Russian bombers to fly over the Gulf of Mexico. This is what happened last year in Central America.

The Aviationist:
Video of F-35C jet's first carrier-based night flight operations aboard aircraft carrier

Gizmodo:
Amazing ultra-high definition photo of the SR-71 Blackbird cockpit

Gizmodo:
This Plane That Carries Planes Costs a Quarter of a Billion Dollars

Daily Mail:
Airbus files patent for 'flying doughnut' plane design which would see passengers board by escalator through an access hatch

Gizmodo:
The Best Drone for Every Beginner

Daily Mail:
Will cops soon arrive by JETPACK? New Zealand firm reveals it is developing craft for Department of Homeland Security and Department of Defense

Gizmag:
KLM turns jet into a two bedroom apartment

Gizmodo:
America's First Flying Aircraft Carriers Just Couldn't Stay in the Sky

Air & Space Magazine:
Raiders of the Lost Ark's Fake Flying Wing

Air & Space Magazine:
Return of the Parasites

Scientific American:
What Interstellar Gets Wrong about Interstellar Travel

IEEE Spectrum:
How I Stopped Cosmonauts From Carrying Guns

Daily Mail:
There's not enough space to park that here! NASA's 1960s Gemini capsule slapped with a ticket as it heads to auction

Popular Science:
Meet Joe Engle, A Pilot Who Flew A Rocket Plane Into Space

Spaceflight Insider:
Our SpaceFlight Heritage: Mariner 9, All dressed up with nothing to see

Spaceflight Insider:
Our SpaceFlight Heritage: Lunokhod 1 and the first tire tracks on another world

Spaceflight Insider:
Our SpaceFlight Heritage: Apollo 12 - Sailing The Ocean of Storms

Gizmodo:
The Hungarian-Born Painter Who Immortalized America's Space Program

November 20, 2014

Slate:
What Exploded Over Russia This Time?

Moscow Times:
Russian Officials Left Puzzled After Fireball Explodes Above Sverdlovsk (Video)

Belfast Telegraph:
'Fireball' spotted in skies above Northern Ireland could spark meteorite hunt

Scientific American:
Never Mind Philae's Topsy-Turvy Touchdown, Its Brief Mission Advances Comet Science

Spaceflight Now:
Russia's new heavy-lifter rolled to launch pad

Discovery News:
Is Russian Mystery Object a Space Weapon?

Gizmodo:
Inside the Chamber Where NASA Recreates Space on Earth

Gizmodo:
The NASA Playground That Takes Virtual Reality To a Whole New Level

Gizmodo:
Inside "The Domes," Where NASA Drives the Spacecraft of the Future

io9:
The Space Station Has 15 Sunsets A Day, And All Are Beautiful

Spaceflight Now:
MAVEN begins science mission at Mars

Spaceflight Now:
New Mars lander takes shape

Discovery News:
Volcanoes May Have Warmed Mars Enough For Water

Space Daily:
Warmth and flowing water on early Mars were episodic

Space Daily:
Cassini probe measures sea depth on Saturn's moon Titan

Space Daily:
Clues Revealed About Hidden Interior of Uranus

Daily Mail:
Pluto, here we come! New Horizons probe is ready for wake-up call as it approaches planet for a historic encounter

Universe Today:
Wake Up, Pluto Spacecraft! New Horizons Emerges From Nap Next Month

Space Daily:
Pluto's Exotic Chemistry

Universe Today:
Amazingly Detailed New Maps of Asteroid Vesta

Astrobiology Magazine:
The Known and Unknown of Asteroid Bennu

Universe Today:
What is the Difference Between Asteroids and Comets?

Science Magazine:
Young suns took at least 900,000 years to arise

Science Magazine:
Mysterious Oort cloud objects shed light on early solar system

Universe Today:
The Origins of Life Could Indeed Be "Interstellar"

Inside Science:
Can We Eavesdrop On E.T.?

The Desert Sun:
Get alienated on Nevada's E.T. highway

November 19, 2014

Jalopnik:
Another Massive Fireball Was Just Caught On Russian Dashcam

RT:
Chelyabinsk meteor #2? Massive flash over Russia's Urals stuns locals and scientists

Daily Mail:
Has Russia launched a top secret satellite killer? Amateur observers speculate on mysterious 'Object 2014-28E' in orbit

New Scientist:
Is mystery Russian spacecraft a satellite-killer?

Financial Times:
Object 2014-28E - Space junk or Russian satellite killer?

Spaceflight Now:
Chinese military satellite launched by Long March rocket

Daily Mail:
Rosetta's comet reveals its first secrets: Carbon compound found on 67P could explain how life thrived on Earth 3.8 billion years ago

Universe Today:
Philae Lander Early Science Results: Ice, Organic Molecules and Half a Foot of Dust

Scientific American:
What Philae Did During Its 60 Hours on a Comet

New Scientist:
Philae lander sleeps but Rosetta mission lives on

Scientific American:
Meteorite Bears Evidence of Magnetic Fields in Early Solar System

Gizmodo:
Here Are All 556 Asteroids That Bombarded Earth in the Past 20 Years

Daily Mail:
The mystery of the Sudbury Basin solved: The second largest crater on Earth was caused by a massive COMET hitting the planet 1.8 billion years ago

November 18, 2014

Daily Mail:
As hard as ice: Scientists reveal first details of the comet Philae landed on - and say they are 'very confident' the lander WILL come back to life in spring next year

Daily Mail:
Fascinating images that show how space probe Philae touched down on comet 67P's surface, bounced and then fell off a cliff

Daily Mail:
World awaits Rosetta probe's results: Esa to reveal what Philae discovered on its comet - and it may shed light on the origins of life

Space Daily:
After Mars, India space chief aims for the moon

Space Daily:
China publishes Earth, Moon photos taken by lunar orbiter

Gizmag:
MAVEN uses special radio to relay data from Curiosity Mars rover

New Scientist:
Red Planet racers: Next Mars rovers get a speed boost

Universe Today:
China Reveals Designs for Mars Rover Mission

Universe Today:
Weather Forecasting on Mars Likely to be Trickier Than on Earth

Space.com:
Could There Be Organic Matter on Mars?

Scientific American:
First View of Mars Was a Paint-by-Numbers

Gizmodo:
The definitive photo of the comet Churyumov-Gerasimenko

Daily Mail:
Sold! Unique Hasselblad camera used to capture first recognisable images of Earth fetches $275,000 at auction

Daily Mail:
For sale, a little piece of Mars: 'Black Beauty' meteorite found in 2011 expected to fetch £63,000

November 17, 2014

Stuff NZ:
Comet scientists take break after mission [11-17-14]

Spaceflight Insider:
Philae's farewell [11-16-14]

Spaceflight Now:
Rosetta imagery shows Philae at first landing site [11-16-14]

New Scientist:
Philae drills comet, but may not survive the night [11-16-14]

Scientific American:
Philae Comet Lander Falls Silent as Batteries Run Out [11-15-14]

Daily Mail:
'I'm feeling a bit tired, I might take a nap': Philae comet lander goes into hibernation mode after batteries fail - but controllers say mission was 'total success' and craft sent back all of its scientific data from surface [11-15-14]

Stuff NZ:
Low-battery probe uploads data from comet [11-15-14]

Spaceflight Now:
Loss of contact with Philae [11-15-14]

Universe Today:
Philae Idled, Batteries Drained; Needs Luck, Sunshine to Awake [11-15-14]

Spaceflight Insider:
Despite safe landing, Philae's future is uncertain [11-14-14]

Spaceflight Now:
Comet lander's batteries near exhaustion [11-14-14]

Spaceflight Now:
Lander manager says Philae is doing well but battery life is low [11-14-14]

New Scientist:
Race to get comet data before Philae dies [11-13-14]

Spaceflight Now:
Researchers race to collect comet data from Philae [11-13-14]

Scientific American:
Comet Lander Stuck against Bottom of Shady Cliff [11-13-14]

New Scientist:
Philae has landed - first image from the surface [11-13-14]

Scientific American:
Nail-Biting, Funny, Frenetic Account of Comet Landing from Inside Mission Control [11-12-14]

Stuff NZ:
Malfunctions made Philae bounce kilometre off comet [11-12-14]

Scientific American:
That Comet? That's You, 4.5 Billion Years Ago

Space.com:
How Harrowing Comet Landing by Philae Nearly Failed (Infographic)

Daily Mail:
And that's just the top! Last section of massive Orion rocket rolls onto the launch pad

Spaceflight Insider:
Exploration Flight Test 1 Orion moved to SLC-37 in preparation for launch

Spaceflight Now:
Photos: Orion's rollout to the pad

Air & Space Magazine:
Time-Lapse of Orion's Trip to the Launch Pad

Daily Mail:
1960s Russian rocket WAS to blame for Antares explosion: Firm behind botched launch says it plans to abandon rockets and develop new version

Daily Mail:
Did a Chinese LENS CAP almost destroy the ISS? Station dodges space debris from spy satellite to avoid disaster

Universe Today:
Comet Landing: Side-By-Side Pics Of Alien Surfaces Humanity Explored

Space.com:
Alien Life Could Thrive on 'Supercritical' CO2 Instead of Water

Space.com:
Leonid Meteor Shower Forecast: What to Expect

Space.com:
Top 10 Leonid Meteor Shower Facts

Space.com:
Meteor Shower Quiz: How Well Do You Know 'Shooting Stars'?

WEEKEND EDITION: November 15 through November 16, 2014

Live Science:
Why a Physics Revolution Might Be on Its Way

Discovery News:
DNews: Interstellar: How Many Dimensions Does The Universe Have?

The Guardian:
Gluhwein and gravitational waves

Daily Mail:
The robo karate kid! Terrifying two legged giant robot being developed by Google learns to stand on one leg - and recreates scene from cult film

Daily Mail:
9,300-year-old bison revealed: 'Autopsy' shows ancient mammal unearthed in Siberia still has a complete brain, heart and digestive system

Live Science:
Giant Armored Dinosaurs Breathed Through 'Krazy Straw' Airways

Science Magazine:
Stunning fossil shows pregnant mare and fetus

ABC Australia:
First Europeans survived the worst of the Ice Age

Daily Mail:
How to talk like a stone-age man: A fascinating new book reveals how our ancient ancestors spoke. And you'll be astonished by how familiar it all sounds

Daily Mail:
Childhood in ancient Rome: 2,000-year-old Papyri reveal 'scout clubs' and young slaves with the freedom to become apprentices

The Atlantic:
Aluminum Was Once One of the Most Expensive Metals in the World

Daily Mail:
Winston Churchill's 'bid to nuke Russia' to win Cold War - uncovered in secret FBI files

The Aviationist:
China's new Y-20 cargo plane (that looks like a C-17/A-400M hybrid) lands at Zhuhai, parks close to C-17

November 14, 2014

Gizmag:
NASA tests aircraft with shape shifting wings

Space Daily:
Mars probe to debut at upcoming air show

Daily Mail:
French thrillseeker uses wing suit to perform death-defying 11,200ft leap off Mont Blanc's Needle of the Republique...and films it all on a GoPro camera

The Aviationist:
Russian spyplane violates Lithuania airspace, Canadian Hornets intercept it [11-9-14]

Spaceflight Insider:
Our SpaceFlight Heritage: Mars Global Surveyor's nine-year journey of discovery begins

Spaceflight Insider:
Our SpaceFlight Heritage: ATS-3 relays first color images of Earth

Spaceflight Insider:
Our Spaceflight Heritage: Apollo 4's Historic Echoes

Smithsonian Magazine:
Would Astronauts Survive an Interstellar Trip Through a Wormhole?

November 13, 2014

Spaceflight Insider:
Rosetta's Philae lander makes historic comet landing

Discovery News:
Rosetta's Landing: When Philae Grabbed a Comet: Photos

Daily Mail:
Can Philae hold on? Fears for comet mission as controllers reveal harpoons that should have tethered lander failed to work - causing it to BOUNCE as it landed

Universe Today:
Philae's First Photos; Update on its Troubled Landing

Spaceflight Insider:
Our Spaceflight Heritage: Venus Express begins a journey - to hell

Universe Today:
Canadian Micro-Rover and Lander "Northern Light" Aim for Launch to Mars in 2018

Daily Mail:
Nasa's next Mars rover could have a pal! Small robot could scout out rocky terrain ahead to prevent accidents

Discovery News:
DNews: Saturn and Jupiter Could Be Chock-Full of Diamonds

ABC Australia:
Two moons: shrouded Titan and snowball Rhea

Daily Mail:
The most detailed image of a planet's birth EVER taken: Alma snaps stunning 'baby picture' of disc 450 light-years away

Space.com:
Lost in Space: Half of All Stars Are Rogues Between Galaxies

Daily Mail:
Nasa spots mysterious light as bright as ALL known galaxies combined

The Atlantic:
Grammar In Space: Are Satellites 'In Orbit' or 'On Orbit'?

November 12, 2014

Daily Mail:
All systems go for Rosetta! Esa reveals craft is in 'perfect orbit' as final commands for historic landing are sent to probe

Wired:
Tomorrow, a Spacecraft Will Try to Land on a Comet for the First Time Ever

Discovery News:
Comet Sings a Mysterious Song to Rosetta

Spaceflight Now:
Comet lander powered up after electronics glitch

Spaceflight Now:
Unprecedented cosmic choreography essential to landing on comet

Discovery News:
First-Time Comet Landing No Sure Bet

Los Angeles Times:
For Rosetta mission's scientists, the thrill is in the comet chase

Quartz:
Here's why the Rosetta Mission has so many Egyptian names

New York Times:
Landing on a Comet, 317 Million Miles From Home

The Telegraph:
Will Rosetta find life on Churyumov-Gerasimenko 67P?

November 11, 2014

Spaceflight Now:
All is ready for historic comet landing

Daily Mail:
Countdown to Rosetta's landing: MailOnline takes an exclusive tour around mission control as final preparations begin for the 'sexiest ever mission' to land on comet 67P

Space.com:
Risky Comet Landing by European Probe Will Be '7 Hours of Terror'

The Guardian:
ESA releases animation of probe's landing on comet - video

Spaceflight Now:
Soyuz lands in Kazakhstan with station crew

Daily Mail:
Astronauts land safely on Earth after spending more than 5 months in orbit: Nasa astronaut, Russian cosmonaut, and German engineer return from mission on the ISS

Spaceflight Now:
Video: Reid's "awesome" ride in Soyuz

Spaceflight Now:
Weather delays Orion move to pad

Gizmag:
First Hasselblad camera and Zeiss lens in space up for auction

November 10, 2014

WFAA:
Meteor? 'Green light' streaks across the sky

Daily Mail:
The 'mind blowing' firework display that nobody saw: Nasa reveals comet that grazed Mars caused thousands of shooting stars per second as entire sky turned yellow

Space Daily:
Comet flyby of Mars changed chemistry of atmosphere: NASA

Daily Mail:
EXCLUSIVE: Pilot who survived Virgin spacecraft explosion tells how he regained consciousness on the way down to earth... and gave the thumbs up to a passing aeroplane to say: 'I'm OK!'

Spaceflight Insider:
NASA's Orion spacecraft complete, ready for move to Space Launch Complex 37

Spaceflight Now:
Engineers recommend changes to Orion heat shield

Spaceflight Now:
Delta 4 passes countdown rehearsal before Orion launch

Spaceflight Now:
Video: Learn about the Orion flight test launching in December

Spaceflight Now:
Video: Orion EFT 1 animation

Spaceflight Now:
Video: Preview of Orion's recovery

Spaceflight Now:
Japanese satellites launched on Soviet-era missile

Spaceflight Now:
Delta Mariner drops anchor at Vandenberg to deliver rocket

Spaceflight Now:
Engine turbopump eyed in Antares launch failure

Universe Today:
Orbital Sciences Announces Way Forward Plan to Fulfill NASA Space Station Commitments

Popular Science:
How To Repurpose Your Old Radio To Listen To Meteor Showers

WEEKEND EDITION: November 8 through November 9, 2014

io9:
Yes, Time Travel Is Possible; Here's How

Universe Today:
The World is Not Enough: A New Theory of Parallel Universes is Proposed

New Scientist:
Ghost universes kill Schrodinger's quantum cat

Gizmag:
Dark matter "particles" could have the mass of a dwarf planet

io9:
You Know How This Experiment Ends, But You Should Watch It Anyway

Daily Mail:
Can YOU break the code? Academics create cryptic puzzle to tie in with opening of Alan Turing biopic 'The Imitation Game'

Daily Mail:
Are Earth's tectonic plates BENDY? Scientists say they're more flexible than first thought - and this could explain why some earthquakes occur

Stuff NZ:
How quakes shook up the shore

Air & Space Magazine:
How Animals Came to Roam the Earth

Science Magazine:
How the ichthyosaur got its fins

Daily Mail:
Is this the missing link between land and sea creatures? 248 million-year-old fossil may have been first reptile to live in and out of water

Stuff NZ:
Camel-duck-ostrich dinosaur found

Stuff NZ:
Pterodactyls found take-offs tricky: Flying predators with 40ft wingspans struggled to get airborne

Science Magazine:
Meet Vintana, the second-largest mammal that lived with the dinosaurs

Smithsonian Magazine:
The Best Places Around the World to See Bats (by the Millions)

Science Magazine:
European genetic identity may stretch back 36,000 years

Daily Mail:
Archaeologists encounter extraordinary alfresco gallery of prehistoric art in the stunning Altai Mountains, one of the great undiscovered tourist destinations of Siberia

Daily Mail:
World's oldest geoglyph was made by CHILDREN: Enormous moose symbol visible from space was built 6,000 years ago using tiny tools

Daily Mail:
Ancient Egyptian temple discovered in a BACK GARDEN: Sacred stones engraved with hieroglyphs unearthed in Giza

Daily Mail:
No remains discovered within Alexander the Great-era tomb - but experts hope the burial room is hidden below ground

The History Blog:
2,200-year-old altar found on Italo-Greek shipwreck

Daily Mail:
England's oldest laws DIGITISED: Medieval manuscript predating the Magna Carta is now available online

The Guardian:
Magna Carta 800 years on: recognition at last for 'England's greatest export'

Smithsonian Magazine:
Ancient Easter Islanders Likely Sailed Back And Forth to South America

Smithsonian Magazine:
Guy Fawkes May Be the Root of the Word "Guys"

Daily Mail:
Witchmarks to protect King James I discovered in historic house: Carvings were intended to save monarch from evil spirits and demons following the Gunpowder Plot

Daily Mail:
Perched on top of a volcano and guarded by monkeys: The incredible Myanmar monastery reached only by climbing 777 steps

Daily Mail:
The real Turner prize: Britain's largest stately home - where Mike Leigh's biopic of artist was filmed and Jane Austen was inspired to write Pride and Prejudice - on sale for £7million

BBC News:
Rewriting history: 400-year-old battle in County Fermanagh

Irish Times:
Hoard of 17th century artefacts found at Rathfarnham Castle

The Guardian:
Uncovering the secrets of John Franklin's doomed voyage

Daily Mail:
A tour through Hannibal, Missouri: Mark Twain's boyhood home where you can still see Tom Sawyer's fence and Mississippi steamboats that inspired Huckleberry Finn

Daily Mail:
Union artillery officer to get Medal of Honor today - 151 years after he refused to leave his post at Gettysburg and held off Confederate assault

Smithsonian Magazine:
The True Story of the Little Ballerina Who Influenced Degas' Little Dancer

Daily Mail:
Sold! Famed painting by Manet sells for a record $65 million at auction in New York

Daily Mail:
Top of the dogs... HMV's Nipper gets blue plaque: His Master's Voice hound tribute to be unveiled next month

Gizmodo:
This Giant Searchlight Once Scanned L.A. From the Mountains Above

The Atlantic:
The First Bra Was Made of Handkerchiefs

Daily Mail:
On the counter attack: How British soldiers dribbled this football across No Man's Land so they could shock the Germans as they advanced during First World War battle

Gizmodo:
The Secrets Behind Harry Houdini's Ten Greatest Illusions

Daily Mail:
Was this THE greatest escape of WW2? How dozens of Allied PoWs scaled wire at Nazi camp using four huge ladders they had made and disguised as bookshelves

Archaeology Magazine:
Dawn of a Thousand Suns

Popular Science:
Operation Cue, A.K.A. Nuking Houses for Emergency Preparedness

io9:
How One Soviet Submarine Commander Averted World War III

Smithsonian Magazine:
The Story of the Most Successful Tunnel Escape in the History of the Berlin Wall

Smithsonian Magazine:
The Forgotten History of Mace, Designed by a 29-Year-Old and Reinvented as a Police Weapon

Smithsonian Magazine:
Amazing, Rare Photographs of the Berlin Wall Coming Down

Daily Mail:
Death of the nuclear submarine? Huge diesel-electric vessel could replace other subs thanks to its stealth and efficiency

Daily Mail:
They've been living under a rock! The stunning medieval Portugal village built in and around gigantic 200-tonne BOULDERS

Smithsonian Magazine:
"I've Lived the Life of 500 People": The Photography of Art Wolfe

Gizmodo:
Of Course Hammacher Will Sell You an Amazing Full-Size T-Rex Skeleton

November 7, 2014

Air & Space Magazine:
China is Now Positioned to Dominate the Moon

Smithsonian Magazine:
The International Space Station Just Avoided a Collision With Space Junk

The Atlantic:
A Little Ship Just Saved the International Space Station

Daily Mail:
First photo of new SpaceShipTwo under construction released less than a week after tragic Virgin crash as company says they will resume tests in 2015

Gizmodo:
NASA's High Altitude Glider Can Fire Rockets Into Space from the Air

Space Daily:
Supersonic Laser-Propelled Rockets

Space Daily:
Singapore to deploy massive surveillance balloon

Daily Mail:
The bionic bird you can control from your phone: $100 flapping drone can fly up to 100 metres away and is controlled with a flick of the wrist

Gizmodo:
Mystery Drones Have Been Flying Over France's Nuclear Power Plants

The Aviationist:
NATO worried by an "unusual level of Russian air activity over European airspace": 19 warplanes intercepted today [10-29-14]

Daily Mail:
RAF jets intercept bombers sent by Moscow for the second time in three days as rise in numbers of spying incidents raises fears of a return to Soviet-era espionage [11-01-14]

The Aviationist:
[Audio] I'm instructed by Her Majesty's government of the United Kingdom to warn you if you do not respond you will be shot down

Space Daily:
Back to Cold War as Russia probes NATO defences [10-31-14]

The Aviationist:
Here are the photos of the Russian Tu-95 Bear bombers intercepted by RAF Typhoon jets

The Aviationist:
Even the Portuguese Air Force has intercepted and photographed Russian bombers wandering across Europe [11-02-14]

The Aviationist:
Why are two Russian Il-78 Midas tankers deployed to Egypt? Are Moscow's bombers heading to the Mediterranean Sea? [11-03-14]

Space War:
Russia Test-Fires Topol-M Intercontinental Ballistic Missile [11-05-14]

Space War:
Russia test-fires submarine-based ICBM [11-06-14]

The Aviationist:
Video of China's Stealthy J-31 aircraft's (quite smoky) flight display practice at Zhuhai airshow

The Aviationist:
[Video] F-35C successfully completes first arrested landing on aircraft carrier

The Atlantic:
The Plane Crash That Gave Americans GPS

The Aviationist:
Bulgarian Mig-29s, Mig-21s, Su-25s (and many more venerable types) at the Sofia Air Show

The Aviationist:
Surreal aerial footage of old Soviet warbirds in the east of Germany (filmed by drone)

The Aviationist:
How to survive in a dogfight, alone against six MiGs: the lesson learned from Richard Schaffert dogfight

Top Secret Writers:
The Umbrella Plane: World's First Disc Shaped Craft?

Daily Mail:
The opening hit of the Second World War: Evocative photograph shows the first Luftwaffe plane shot down over Britain 75 years ago

The Aviationist:
This photo shows how Polish used Mig-15 combat planes to de-ice railroad tracks in the 1960s

Scientific American:
Half-Century Anniversary of a Mars Mishap

November 6, 2014

Space.com:
Dazzling Fireball Over Japan Is Latest Magnificent Meteor (Video)

Space.com:
Fireball Over West Virginia Snapped By Police Dashcam - Video

Space Daily:
China gears up for lunar mission after round-trip success

Space.com:
China's 1st Round-Trip Moon Shot Sets Stage for Bigger Lunar Feats

Universe Today:
Satellite Debris Forces Space Station To Evade Threat Hours Before Collision Risk

Spaceflight Now:
NTSB provides timeline of SpaceShipTwo mishap

IEEE Spectrum:
SpaceShipTwo Crash: Mach 1 Is Still the Worst Place to Be

Spaceflight Now:
Engine turbopump eyed in Antares launch failure

Daily Mail:
1960s Russian rocket WAS to blame for Antares explosion: Firm behind botched launch says it plans to abandon rockets and develop new version

Spaceflight Insider:
BREAKING: Orbital ends use of AJ 26, plans Cygnus flights on different rocket

IEEE Spectrum:
Wax Fuel Gives Hybrid Rockets More Oomph

io9:
Curiosity Has Stumbled Upon A Unique Mineral Patch

Discovery News:
Rosetta: Days from the toughest space landing ever

Scientific American:
The Surreal Task of Landing on a Comet

Astrobiology Magazine:
Cubesats for Europa

Space Daily:
Life Can Survive on Much Less Water Than You Might Think

November 5, 2014

BBC News:
Why the French state has a team of UFO hunters

Space.com:
Three Fireballs Lit Up US Skies Monday, But One Might Be Fake

Space.com:
Taurid Meteor Shower Peaks Soon, But Moon Will Dampen Display

Gizmodo:
The Space Station Had to Change Its Orbit to Avoid Space Junk

Daily Mail:
His spaceship broke up at 50,000 feet, he had no oxygen, and he was traveling at the speed of sound: How did the pilot survive the Virgin Galactic crash with nothing more than an injured shoulder?

New Scientist:
SpaceShipTwo crash: Wings were unlocked too soon

Scientific American:
Crash Analysis: How SpaceShipTwo's Feathered Tails Work

Scientific American:
Timeline of Antares Rocket Explosion Is Pieced Together

Discovery News:
Rosetta's Philae Comet Landing Site Named 'Agilkia'

Universe Today:
How an Ancient Angled Impact Created Vesta's Groovy Belt

Science Magazine:
Satellites spot hidden villages in Amazon

November 4, 2014

Daily Mail:
'Pilot error' may have caused Virgin Galactic crash after spaceship's 'descend device' was deployed prematurely, investigators reveal

Spaceflight Now:
Military communications satellite launched from Russia

Gizmag:
Final assembly of Orion spacecraft completed

Spaceflight Now:
Rocket cameras dazzle on 50th Atlas 5 rocket launch

Daily Mail:
RIP moustronauts: ISS crew dissects last of the space rodents that could help unravel the secrets of ageing

Gizmag:
ESA postpones experimental spaceplane launch

Science Magazine:
China pulls plug on solar observatory

Astrobiology Magazine:
ChemCam Sheds new Light on Yellowknife Bay

The Guardian:
After 10 years, Rosetta and Philae are ready to rob a comet of its secrets

Daily Mail:
Rosetta's comet in detail: Esa releases new images of cliffs, dust dunes and boulders on the space rock's surface

Gizmodo:
Look at the size of Rosetta's comet compared to a 747!

Daily Mail:
Titan's seas in the sun: Stunning image shows light glinting off Saturn moon's biggest polar ocean

Discovery News:
DNews: What We Can Learn from the Newly Found 'Exo-Uranus'

Gizmag:
Yale astronomers find exoplanet that simply can't keep time

Smithsonian Magazine:
This Newly Forming Planet Will Have Three Suns

Discovery News:
NASA's Asteroid Mission a Dead-End Route to Mars

Popular Science:
What NASA Should Do Instead Of An Asteroid Retrieval Mission

IEEE Spectrum:
The Spaceport Boom

The Guardian:
Starwatch: The November night sky

November 3, 2014

Space Daily:
China completes first mission to moon and back

Space Daily:
China's First Lunar Return Mission A Stunning Success

Universe Today:
Chinese Unmanned Lunar Orbiter Returns Home Safely, Paves Path for Ambitious Lunar Sample Return

Daily Mail:
Moment Virgin Galactic spaceship exploded at 45,000ft: One pilot dead and another critical as Richard Branson's $500m space tourism plane blows up testing new fuel over California desert

Daily Mail:
Pilot who parachuted out of exploding Virgin Galactic spaceship is conscious in hospital with shoulder injury and 'talking with doctors and family'

Daily Mail:
EXCLUSIVE: 'I have lost the love of my life': Widow of father-of-two pilot killed in Virgin Galactic test flight left devastated as Branson defends project and vows to 'finish what he started'

Minneapolis Star Tribune:
Co-pilot killed in crashed Virgin Galactic spaceship was a skilled test pilot, family man

The Guardian:
Co-pilot who died in Virgin Galactic crash hailed as 'renaissance man'

NBC News:
SpaceShipTwo 'Feather' Tail System Deployed Prematurely: NTSB

The Guardian:
Branson's ambitious space-travel project plagued by problems and delays

Daily Mail:
Virgin Galactic crash was inevitable as the rocket was 'crude and unreliable', claims Richard Branson's biographer

The Independent:
Virgin Galactic crash: Spaceflight company was warned of safety issues, expert claims

Space Daily:
Virgin crash sets back space tourism by years: experts

Daily Beast:
Virgin Galactic's Flight Path to Disaster: A Clash of High Risk and Hyperbole

National Geographic:
Why NASA Blew Up a Rocket Just After Launch

Spaceflight Now:
An eyewitness account: Wallops Island is burning

Spaceflight Now:
Initial damage assessment shows Antares pad intact

The Guardian:
Russian rocket manufacturer insists it is not to blame for failed Antares launch

Spaceflight Now:
First stage propulsion system is early focus of Antares investigation

IEEE Spectrum:
Orbital's Rocket Disaster Narrows Space Station Resupply Options

Space Daily:
Antares Rocket Crash in Virginia Investigation to Take up to Year

Scientific American:
Rocket Explosion Prompts Doubts about Commercial Spaceflight

Space Daily:
ISS Crew Has Enough Supplies Until March 2015

Popular Science:
The Top 10 Failed NASA Missions

WEEKEND EDITION: November 1 through November 2, 2014

Daily Mail:
'Parallel universes DO exist': Multiple versions of us are living in alternate worlds that interact with each other, theory claims

Science Magazine:
'Dance Your Ph.D.' finalists announced

The Atlantic:
The Elusive 'Bilingual' Molecule

The Guardian:
Solutions to Martin Gardner's best mathematical puzzles

Gizmag:
UK's new £97 million weather supercomputer will give street-by-street forecasts

Gizmag:
From aerobatics to F1 cars: Inside Red Bull's Hangar-7 museum

Gizmodo:
Extracting giant marble blocks from a quarry is amazing and beautiful

Daily Mail:
Oceans are as old as the Earth: New study finds meteorites brought water as our planet was forming - and raises prospect life may have formed earlier that we thought

Daily Mail:
The air we breathe was created by volcanoes: Nitrogen escaped from Earth's crust to create life-giving conditions

Inside Science:
Black Swans And The Death Of Empires

Science Magazine:
Virus resurrected from 700-year-old caribou dung

Live Science:
The 9 Deadliest Viruses on Earth

Popular Science:
Smallpox Samples Slated For Immediate Destruction Are Still Intact, Pending Red Tape

Popular Science:
How Sneeze Particles Travel Inside An Airplane

ABC Australia:
Oxygen levels key to animal evolution

Daily Mail:
The deepest-ever sign of life on Earth? Evidence of organisms that lived 12 MILES under the crust 100 million years ago discovered

Scientific American:
Mammals Might Have Slept Through Dino Destroyer

Inside Science:
How To Win Friends And Influence Ducklings

Daily Mail:
Their friendship is purr-fect! Heartwarming photographs show how animals in the wild can become the most unlikely pals

Smithsonian Magazine:
Chimps Caught in First Known Nighttime Crop Raids

Daily Mail:
Meet the half-blind sanctuary owner who hand feeds his 14 big cats - including a 700lb Siberian tiger - and lets them cuddle in his bed

Smithsonian Magazine:
Ten Years On, the Flores "Hobbit" Remains an Evolutionary Puzzle

Archaelogy Magazine:
The Neolithic Toolkit

Daily Mail:
6,000-year-old 'cathedral' unearthed: Enormous two-storey temple with red walls, sacrificial altars and burnt lamb bones discovered

Daily Mail:
Mystery of Jordan's Big Circles: Ancient stone rings in the desert have left archaeologists baffled

Daily Mail:
Have archaeologists come to a dead end? No remains discovered within Alexander the Great-era tomb - but experts hope the burial room is hidden below ground

The History Blog:
Restoration on unique Medusa mosaic almost finished

Daily Mail:
Roman 'Fertility Genius' figurine among 'once in a lifetime' haul of discoveries in Cumbria

The History Blog:
13-angled stone found in Inca hydraulic system

The Guardian:
The real-life Indiana Jones on the hunt for lost ancient Mayan cities in Mexico

Daily Mail:
50,000 sacred objects from stone sculptures to shells found in ancient Mexican tunnel - and archaeologists say they could lead to royal tombs

ABC Australia:
Early Easter Islanders had contact with Americas

BBC News:
The Leonardo hidden from Hitler in case it gave him magic powers

Daily Mail:
Art collector sues Sotheby's because its experts 'didn't spot that his painting was a £10MILLION Caravaggio when they sold it for just £42,000'

The History Blog:
Lost Louvre portrait of Henry III found at auction

The History Blog:
Replica of Vasa bronze cannon shot

The History Blog:
La Belle exhibit opens at Austin's Bullock Museum

Live Science:
Ancient City Ruled by Genghis Khan's Heirs Revealed

Smithsonian Magazine:
What "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" Tells Us About Contagion, Fear and Epidemics

Daily Mail:
Revealed: Shipping record that shows Herman Melville joining whaling crew for Pacific voyage that would inspire Moby Dick

Daily Mail:
Mormon church admits founder Joseph Smith was a ploygamist who married a 14-year-old - but says many of his marriages 'may not have involved sex'

Daily Mail:
The Victorian GHOSTBUSTERS: Historic records reveal pioneering scientists who investigated reports of ghouls and spirits

Smithsonian Magazine:
The Eastland Disaster Killed More Passengers Than the Titanic and the Lusitania. Why Has It Been Forgotten?

Smithsonian Magazine:
Coming to Terms With One of America's Greatest Natural Disasters

Gizmodo:
The Story Behind the Brooklyn Bridge's Most Famous Photo

Daily Mail:
Revealed, the English plot to kidnap Nessie: Papers from 1933 show how Scots feared monster would be taken to London and its carcass put on display

Gizmodo:
The Early Warning Radar Systems That Defended WWII Britain

Smithsonian Magazine:
The History of the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge, 50 Years After Its Construction

Gizmodo:
Sweden Has A Sub That's So Deadly The US Navy Hired It To Play Bad Guy

Gizmodo:
The Russian Military Despises This Strange Wedge Shaped Spy Ship

Gizmag:
Concept One: Floating the idea of a semi-amphibious vehicle

Daily Mail:
From car to boat in 15 seconds! $155,000 Panther car can hit the waves at 45mph... but there's an 18-month waiting list to buy one

Daily Mail:
The UNDERWATER sports car: £1.2 million submarine inspired by James Bond's Lotus glides along the seabed at 75mph

Gizmag:
Sandia drops nuclear warhead ... in the name of safety

Gizmodo:
These Secret Cold War Radio Stations Are Still Broadcasting

Daily Mail:
Magic mushrooms create a 'hyperconnected brain': Scans reveal how chemical triggers a spiritual experience by rearranging the mind

ALL HALLOWS EVE EDITION: October 31, 2014

io9:
The First Jack-O-Lanterns Were Monstrosities Carved From Turnips

Daily Mail:
Spooky mystery solved at last: Linguists reveal the word 'boo' comes from Scotland where it was first used to scare children in the 18th century

Metro UK:
Photographs of 1930s 'ghost woman in ectoplasm' at seance released in new archive documents

Daily Mail:
Teenage 'witch' found buried FACE DOWN: Middle Ages ritual was carried out to prevent an 'impure soul leaving the body,' archaeologists claim

Daily Mail:
The vampire graves: Archaeologists uncover medieval corpses buried with an iron stake to stop them joining the undead

Daily Mail:
Is this eerie figure snapped on a medieval prison site the ghost of a condemned criminal wearing a hangman's hood?

Daily Mail:
Chilling image of 'Grey Lady ghost' captured in archway by couple visiting courtyard at castle claimed to be most haunted in England

The Scotsman:
'Ghost' caught on camera at Drum Castle

Vancouver Sun:
My brush with a ghost

Melbourne Herald Sun:
Melbourne's creepiest ghost stories and spookiest locations revealed

Daily Mirror:
Watch spine-chilling footage of 'ghost' caught on camera at spooky abandoned psychiatric hospital

Daily Mail:
Why I believe in ghosts: As the 'Grey Lady' of Dudley Castle is caught on camera, a respected (and very level-headed) literary critic gives his view

Prague Post:
Top 10 ghosts in Prague

Raleigh News & Observer:
Past Times: Was former governor's ghost on the prowl?

Columbus Business First:
Columbus' haunted houses

WECT:
Haunted Cape Fear: The ghost of Henry Wentzel frequents Front Street Brewery

Honolulu Magazine:
Friday Frights: Ghost Stories from Hawai'i's "Haunted" Plantation Village

WKYC:
The ghost of the Terminal Tower is around to stay

Berkshire Eagle:
Manchester storytellers share tales of Northshire vampires and ghosts

Daily Mail:
Scaredy cops: New Mexico police officers capture freaky 'ghost creature' on their station CCTV camera

Live Science:
Eerie! 6 Haunting Tales of Ghost Ships

Missouri S&T:
How engineering could help you survive a zombie apocalypse

Gizmodo:
A $146,000 Anti-Zombie Cabin Is Your Best Bet To Stay Safe on Halloween

io9:
The Main Types Of Ghost Story, And How To Recognize Them

Philadelphia Inquirer:
Rabbi Uram: Jewish ghost stories and the walking dead

Boston Globe:
What the Salem witch trials taught us about language

Smithsonian Magazine:
Women of the Early 1900s Rallied Behind Beautiful, Wartless Witches

Biography.com:
Bewitched: 5 Real Witches in History

Smithsonian Magazine:
Five "Real" Sea Monsters Brought to Life by Early Naturalists

Air & Space Magazine:
Haunted Airfields

Zanesville Times Recorder:
Author investigates 200-year-old UFO sighting

Mail and Guardian SA:
Remembering Zimbabwe's great alien invasion

Metro UK:
Area 51 scientist makes amazing deathbed confession about aliens

October 30, 2014

Daily Mail:
Did Antares rocket explode because it was using 40-year-old Russian engines? NASA launches investigation after $200m of equipment is destroyed

Spaceflight Insider:
Stunning new video of catastrophic loss of Antares and Cygnus

New Scientist:
Cargo rocket explosion is a blow for commercial space

Discovery News:
Russia's ISS Cargo Vehicle Launches, Docks Without Hitch

Space Daily:
Novel Rocket Design Flight Tested

Gizmag:
SpaceX's next booster stage will attempt to propulsively land on a floating platform

Scientific American:
Cosmic-Ray Telescope Flies High

Gizmag:
Krossblade's SkyCruiser merges airplane, quadcopter and car

Popular Science:
Interstellar Travel Won't Look Anything Like The Movie

Smithsonian Magazine:
First Responders

The Aviationist:
World's Last A-7 Corsair II attack aircraft retired from active service in Greece

The Aviationist:
Russia to base Mig-31 Foxhound fighters at Arctic airbase in renewed sign of pivot to the North Pole

Gizmodo:
You Can Buy an Ejector Seat From an F-4 Phantom for Quick Escapes

The Aviationist:
Hornet Ball 2014: the best naval aviation video of the year

Air & Space Magazine:
Watch Video of a NASA Rocket Sled Pulling a Giant Parachute

The Atlantic:
The Granddaddy of Today's Drones

Popular Science:
Rocking a Rocket: The Saturn 500F Shake Test

Live Science:
Astronomical Find: Ancient Greek Wine Cup May Show Constellations

October 29, 2014

Daily Mail:
NASA cargo rocket EXPLODES on delayed launch to ISS in $1.9billion Antares project

Daily Mail:
Asteroid mining equipment, satellites and ISS supplies: Companies reveal losses after Nasa's unmanned vehicle and its $200 million cargo blew up just six seconds after taking off

Smithsonian Magazine:
The Antares Rocket Explosion Wasn't Orbital Sciences' First Big Malfunction

Space.com:
Private Antares Rocket and Cygnus Spacecraft Explained (Infographic)

Air & Space Magazine:
What Was the Deal With That Boat Scuttling Last Night's Rocket Launch?

Spaceflight Now:
China launches third space mission in a week

Space Daily:
Wenchang to launch China's next space station

Spaceflight Now:
Russian supply ship poised for launch Wednesday

Universe Today:
China's Lunar Test Spacecraft Takes Incredible Picture of Earth and Moon Together

Discovery News:
Moon Orbiter Spies NASA Spacecraft Impact Crater

Spaceflight Now:
Commercial Proton launches to resume next month

Space.com:
Mock Satellite Destroyed to Study Space Junk Collisions

Daily Mail:
Is there love on Mars? Even if we colonise Red Planet one day, gravity and radiation could affect reproduction, warn scientists

Science Magazine:
Avalanche on an asteroid, due to close pass with Earth

The Daily Galaxy:
Strange Triple Asteroid System Observed

Gizmodo:
All the planets in the Solar System fit between the Earth and the Moon

IEEE Spectrum:
Super-Black Nanotube Coating Could Reveal Space Obscured by the Sun's Glare

Slash Gear:
Ardbeg space-aged whiskey returns to Earth

Albany Democrat-Herald:
FROM THE ARCHIVES (1954): Albany ground observers see flaming green meteor

October 28, 2014

Space.com:
Giant Sunspot Keeps Firing Off Huge Solar Flares

Daily Mail:
What is happening to the sun? Giant sunspot on the solar surface spews out SIXTH massive flare in a week

Space Daily:
China's lunar orbiter modifies orbit

Daily Mail:
'One of the largest cosmic catastrophes in the solar system's history' occurred in SWEDEN: Craters reveal twin asteroids slammed into country 458 million years ago

Astrobiology Magazine:
The Abundance of Water in Asteroid Fragments

Universe Today:
Could 'Heavy Metal' Frost Lurk Beneath Venus' Hothouse Clouds?

Discovery News:
Ferroelectric Flurries: Dark Clues to Metal Snow on Venus

Universe Today:
Mysterious Titan has a Ghostly Glow From Dawn to Dusk

Daily Mail:
The mysterious methane ice cloud high in Titan's atmosphere: Researchers baffled by find on Saturn's moon

Daily Mail:
Uranus 2.0: Strange blue world is discovered 25,000 light-years away - and it could explain how 'ice giants' form

New Scientist:
Chaotic cosmic wombs may birth backwards planets

Discovery News:
Two Exocomet Families Found Around Baby Star System

Scientific American:
Hundreds of Comets Seen Orbiting Distant Solar System

Daily Mail:
Violent pulses are rocking the Milky Way: Astronomers spot massive 'stellar quakes' ripping stars apart 15,000 light years away

Smithsonian Magazine:
The Milky Way is Stealing Other Galaxies' Gases

Popular Science:
Seeking The Black Hole At The Center Of Our Galaxy

Scientific American:
How Do Astronomers Find Exoplanets?

Gizmag:
Astronomers use astro-comb to seek Earth-like exoplanets

Scientific American:
Did Jesus Save the Klingons?

Popular Science:
Earth 2.0: Where Are The Habitable Worlds Of 'Interstellar'?

Discovery News:
Interstellar Earth: The Future We See In Our Stars

October 27, 2014

BBC News:
The day UFOs stopped play

Marysville Journal-Tribue:
Recalling Union County's UFO
[Special Note: Majority of story behind Pay Wall -- a July 22, 1958 article on the incident may be seen at Project 1947.]

Christian County Headliner:
Driver describes Large UFO sighting over Highway 13

Daily Mail:
Look out! House-sized asteroid set to pass within 160,000km of Earth TODAY

Daily Mail:
China's eight-day mission to fly around the moon and back to Earth blasts off

Spaceflight Now:
First commercial moon mission launched by China

Space Daily:
China launches first mission to moon and back

Universe Today:
China Launches Moon Mission to Test Key Lunar Sample Return Technologies

Daily Mail:
Google boss breaks Felix Baumgartner's parachute record in secret 135,000 foot jump from the edge of space

Popular Science:
A 57-Year-Old Computer Scientist Just Dove 135,000 Feet From The Stratosphere

Spaceflight Now:
Antares rocket moved to launch pad in Virginia

Space.com:
See the Antares Rocket's 1st Night Launch from East Coast (Visibility Maps)

Spaceflight Now:
SpaceX's Dragon supply ship returns to Earth

Discovery News:
SpaceX Capsule Returns to Earth Loaded with Lab Results

Spaceflight Insider:
Judge allows NASA to move forward on production of Commercial Crew spacecraft

Gizmodo:
How NASA Deals With Odor Inside the International Space Station

Spaceflight Insider:
Italy's first female astronaut prepares for launch to ISS

Universe Today:
Assembly Complete for NASA's Maiden Orion Spacecraft Launching in December 2014

Space Daily:
ESA spaceplane progressing towards Vega launch

Gizmag:
Terrestrial Return Vehicle to provide parcel post for the ISS

Daily Mail:
Six bedrooms, a kitchen, bathroom, dining room and a pantry: Welcome to the home for astronauts on MARS

Universe Today:
Hubble Composite Picture Shows How Close Siding Spring Comet Was To Mars

Discovery News:
Rosetta's Comet Springs Spectacular Leaks As It Gets Closer To The Sun

Stuff NZ:
Nasa captures the sound of space

WEEKEND EDITION: October 25 through October 26, 2014

Scientific American:
Surfer-Physicist Offers Alternative to String Theory, Academia

Popular Science:
Will Wormhole Travel Ever Be Possible?

Inside Science:
Early Universe's Room Temperature Could Have Supported Life

io9:
The Coldest Object In The Universe Has Been Created In An Italian Lab

Universe Today:
Mr. Fusion? Compact Fusion Reactor Will be Available in 5 Years Says Lockheed-Martin

The Atlantic:
Searching for Superconductivity

Gizmag:
Reversible tractor beam can repel and attract objects

The Atlantic:
What Happens When Chemists Don't Wash Their Hands

io9:
This Science Was Invented by a Man Who Believed That Plants Have Minds

The Guardian:
Can you solve Martin Gardner's best mathematical puzzles?

The Guardian:
Information Age: The cable that changed our world

The Guardian:
Information Age: the radio transmitter that changed our world

The Guardian:
Information Age: the (cake) computer that changed our world

The Guardian:
Information Age: Paul Robeson, McCarthy and the submarine repeater

The Guardian:
Information Age: All you need is love (and three satellites)

Daily Mail:
Ascent of Asimo: From a clunky pair of legs to a soccer playing, disco dancing robot friend who can even pour you a drink

Smithsonian Magazine:
Is This the Future of Robotic Legs?

The Atlantic:
The Secret History of the Robot Car

Live Science:
Marijuana's History: How One Plant Spread Through the World

Smithsonian Magazine:
A History of Life In 10 Fossils

Smithsonian Magazine:
The Best Places in America to See Fossils

Daily Mail:
Meet your bizarre-looking ancestors: Fossilised animals that swam the seas 500 million years ago found to have a backbone

Daily Mail:
This really is the first time for me, darling: Scientists discover the very earliest creatures to have sex - 430 million-year-old fish who lived in modern Australia

Daily Mail:
Have we missed a mass extinction? Extra catastrophic event may have occurred 8 million years before the 'Great Dying', claim experts

Daily Mail:
The ancient crocodile that was as large as a DOUBLE-DECKER BUS: Giant predator ripped prey to shreds 160 million years ago

Nature World News:
Stegosaurs Dole Out Lethal Strikes When Necessary

The Guardian:
Bizarre dinosaur reconstructed after 50 years of wild speculation

ABC Australia:
Mystery of the 'horrible hand' dino solved

Universe Today:
Questioning the Impact Theory: What Really Killed the Dinosaurs?

Live Science:
Goliath Encounter: Puppy-Sized Spider Surprises Scientist in Rainforest

io9:
Bees Wage Wars Against Other Hives That Last For Months

Stuff NZ:
Moa extinction rapid - study

The Guardian:
Caw vs. Kraa: meaning in the calls of crows and ravens

Smithsonian Magazine:
These Extreme Desert Nomads Set Records for Migrating Birds

Smithsonian Magazine:
The Best Places in America to See Fall Bird Migrations

Smithsonian Magazine:
Why the Alpaca Has No Humps

Daily Mail:
Cheeky chimps! Wild primates are filmed raiding farms in Uganda to steal crops

Daily Mail:
Oldest complete human genome sequenced: DNA of 45,000-year-old man who roamed Siberia unravelled - and it sheds light on when we stopped interbreeding with Neanderthals

Science Magazine:
Oldest human genome reveals when our ancestors had sex with Neandertals

ABC Australia:
45,000-year-old man was human-Neanderthal mix

Smithsonian Magazine:
Prehistoric Rock Art to Visit Around the World

Science Magazine:
Humans were living at extreme altitudes 1000 years earlier than thought

Daily Mail:
What is the world's oldest wooden statue trying to tell us? Etchings on haunting seven-faced Shigir Idol 'could hold a message to modern man'

Live Science:
6,000-Year-Old Temple with Possible Sacrificial Altars Discovered

Live Science:
The 'first CD-ROM': 4,000-year-old Phaistos Disk 'stores' a spiral-shaped prayer to a mother, expert claims

Science Magazine:
Arthritis rediagnosis in Egyptian pharaohs

Daily Mail:
Revealed: King Tut had girlish hips, a club foot and buck teeth according to a 'virtual autopsy'

Daily Mail:
3,000-year-old Ancient Egyptian sarcophagus that once held a mummy discovered in a UK living room

Live Science:
Illuminating! Ancient Slab May Be Sundial-Moondial

Daily Mail:
Sphinx's missing head found deep within Alexander the Great-era tomb: Female face adds weight to archaeologists' hopes it could hold the ancient ruler's mother

Daily Mail:
Roman gladiators ate a vegetarian diet - and washed it down with a 'sports drink' of plant ashes and vinegar

The History Blog:
Staffordshire Hoard reveals Anglo-Saxon technique to make impure gold look pure

Thor News:
Found 1300-Year-Old Ski and 6000-Year-Old Arrows in Reinheimen

Daily Mail:
Medieval SHOPPING LIST found in Russia: 14th century document among dozens of birch bark scrolls discovered in ancient city

Science Magazine:
Epic pre-Columbian voyage suggested by genes

Smithsonian Magazine:
The London Graveyard That's Become a Memorial for the City's Seedier Past

The Atlantic:
The Flood of Beer That Brought Out the Best (and Worst) in Humanity

Daily Mail:
Vampire slaying kit from 1800s complete with wooden stakes, crucifixes and vials of holy water goes up for sale in New Jersey

Daily Mail:
Claim that Jack the Ripper has been unmasked by DNA evidence as a Polish immigrant barber is WRONG, say experts

The Atlantic:
American Apartments Came From Paris

The Atlantic:
The British Monarchy's First Vacuum Cleaner

Daily Mail:
Rare 109-year-old French steam-powered car once bought by a farmer for £450 to go on sale for £350,000

Daily Mail:
Notebook lost for more than a 100 years is discovered in Antarctic snow: Photographer's journal dates back to Captain Scott's ill-fated expedition

The Atlantic:
The Peril of Being a Black Inventor in the Old South

io9:
Unseen Photos Of The Titanic's Launch Will Give You Chills

Live Science:
Giant Sphinx from 'Ten Commandments' Film Unearthed 91 Years Later

The History Blog:
Remains of 1923 DeMille sphinx recovered from dunes

Daily Mail:
Huge sphynx unearthed in the CALIFORNIA desert: Colossus sphinx from 1923 film The Ten Commandments found after decades

Smithsonian Magazine:
Unearthing America's Lawrence of Arabia, Wendell Phillips

Smithsonian Magazine:
10 Architectural Schemes That Could Help Us Adapt To Rising Seas

io9:
10 Murderers Who Changed How We Investigate Murder

The Atlantic:
Carrot: A Pitch-Perfect Satire of the Tech Industry

Daily Mail:
Would YOU watch it? Virgin America unveils SIX-HOUR video of worst flight imaginable including awful passengers and cabin crew

Smithsonian Magazine:
Richard Estes' Incredibly Realistic Paintings Require a Double Take

Smithsonian Magazine:
A World Of His Own: The Art of James Castle

Smithsonian Magazine:
The Amazing Results When You Give a Prison Inmate a Liberal Arts Education

October 24, 2014

Discovery News:
Flare Alert: Monster Sunspot Turns Toward Earth

Universe Today:
Asteroid 2014 SC324 Zips By Earth Friday Afternoon - Tips on How to See it

Space Daily:
China launches test return orbiter for lunar mission

Science Magazine:
China's dash to moon a dress rehearsal for sample return

Gizmag:
zero2infinity mixes balloons and rockets to launch nanosats

Gizmag:
Speedy Citation X+ continues record-setting ways

Gizmodo:
"Flying Car" Crash in Florida Leaves Two Injured

Daily Mail:
Marty McFly-style hoverboard finally becomes a reality: £6,000 gadget uses electromagnetic fields to glide along mid-air

Smithsonian Magazine:
What the Heck is a Robobird?

The Atlantic:
Dudes With Drones

Tech Crunch:
Watch These Tiny Robots As They Fly Well With Others

Daily Mail:
Footage captures ultimate bird's-eye view of Paris... as camera is strapped to back of an EAGLE soaring over city at 111mph

Gizmodo:
Amazingly thrilling video of F-18 fighters with ambient sound

The Aviationist:
U.S. Air Force pilot reaches 9,000 flying hours on the B-52 Stratofortress bomber

Gizmodo:
How One Photographer Took Incredible Close-Ups of Space Shuttle Launches

Spaceflight Insider:
Our Spaceflight Heritage: International Incident averted - interplanetary success achieved - the flight of STS-34

io9:
Why Did NASA Kill the One-Person Spacecraft?

io9:
How WWI Shaped Air Combat - And Still Influences Modern Missions

Air & Space Magazine:
Did a B-24 Really Shoot Down a V-2 Rocket in 1944?

Popular Science:
Dr. Strughold's Flight with a Numbed Bum

Albuquerque Journal:
The 1950s-era spy plane has been slated for - and escaped - retirement many times

io9:
This Is How We Imagined Aerial Warfare 120 Years Ago

Gizmodo:
Kraft Foods Gave Away a Real Spaceship Simulator in 1959

October 23, 2014

Space Daily:
China's Secret Moon Mission

Spaceflight Now:
Russian cosmonauts wrap up successful spacewalk

Spaceflight Insider:
Is it or isn't it? Confusion surrounds possibility Proton placed Ekspress AM-6 into wrong orbit

Spaceflight Now:
Return of SpaceX's Dragon cargo craft delayed

Daily Mail:
How will we land astronauts on Mars? Thermal footage of Space X Falcon 9 rocket could help Nasa find out

Universe Today:
How NASA and SpaceX are Working Together to Land on Mars

Spaceflight Insider:
Aerojet Rocketdyne selected to provide power system and thrusters for 2020 Mars rover

Smithsonian Magazine:
An Insider's Biography of a Celebrity Mars Rover

Daily Mail:
More Siding Spring images revealed: Stunning views of comet shooting past the red planet captured by Mars orbiter

Universe Today:
Martian Permafrost And Dust-Sculpted Surface Captured By NASA Spacecraft

Universe Today:
Stunning View of Solar System's Largest Volcano and Valles Marineris Revealed by India's Mars Orbiter Mission

Stuff NZ:
The first Mars mission should be manned by women

New Scientist:
Sleepy sun could make Mars trips deadly

io9:
The Languages and Architecture of Mars (circa 1899)

October 22, 2014

Buffalo News:
Oct. 21, 1974: Cops chase UFO in Geneseo

Springfield News Leader:
This Week in Ozarks History: UFO sightings made in 1968

Get Hampshire:
Are we alone? Nine UFO sightings in 10 years in North Hampshire

ABC News:
Moment Mystery Light Streaked Across Night Sky Captured on Video

Space.com:
Partial Solar Eclipse to Darken US Skies This Week

Popular Science:
This Thursday, See A Partial Solar Eclipse At Sunset

Universe Today:
How to Safely Enjoy the October 23 Partial Solar Eclipse

New Scientist:
China set to launch probe on round trip to the moon

Air & Space Magazine:
First Privately Funded Moon Mission to Ride on a Chinese Rocket

Spaceflight Insider:
Busy week on station: cosmonauts prepare for spacewalk and Dragon is set for departure

Space Daily:
Work completed on satellite launch center in Hainan

Space Daily:
Russia to Orbit 9 MilCom Satellites by 2020

Air & Space Magazine:
Lunar Volcanism: How Recent is Recent?

io9:
The Seven Wonders of the Moon

Universe Today:
How Rosetta Will Send Philae Lander To Comet's Surface (Plus, Landing Site Contest!)

Universe Today:
Zap! Saturn Moon's Electron Beam Beaned Cassini Spacecraft From Charged Surface

Universe Today:
Titan's Majestic Mirror-Like Lakes Will Come Under Cassini's Scrutiny This Week

Space Daily:
Hubble Telescope Finds Potential Kuiper Belt Targets for New Horizons Pluto Mission

Scientific American:
Kuiper Belt Missions Could Reveal the Solar System's Origins

Daily Mail:
Now YOU can be a space explorer: Stunning HD space simulator lets you navigate every known planet, star and galaxy in the cosmos

io9:
The Greatest Representations of Comets in the History of Art

October 21, 2014

Daily Mail:
Comet Siding Spring zooms past Mars: Space probes survive once-in-a-million-year flyby - and rover snaps it from the surface

Discovery News:
Comet Siding Spring Whizzes Past Mars

Discovery News:
Mars Missions Report in After Comet Close Encounter

New Scientist:
Comet immortalised before close call with spacecraft

Universe Today:
NASA Investigating Deep-Space Hibernation Technology

Popular Science:
Suspended Animation In Space Travel: What Scientists Still Need To Learn

Spaceflight Insider:
NASA eyes SpaceX soft-landing technology for future Mars missions

Spaceflight Insider:
First female ISS Cosmonaut adjusts to life in space

Discovery News:
Hurricane Delays Launch of Space Station Cargo Ship

io9:
One Image That Reveals the Full Wonder of Martian Geology

Gizmodo:
A French Inventor Once Proposed a Giant Mirror to Burn a Message on Mars

October 20, 2014

Gizmag:
Top secret X-37B spaceplane breaks orbital endurance record

Daily Mail:
The X-37B has landed! Top-secret space plane lands on California coast after almost TWO YEARS in orbit - and the government still refuses to reveal what it was doing

Spaceflight Now:
U.S. military's X-37B space plane lands in California

Spaceflight Insider:
USAF's X-37B closes out OTV-3 mission with successful Vandenberg landing

Universe Today:
Mysterious Military X-37B Space plane Lands after Nearly Two Years in Orbit - Video

Live Science:
X-37B Space Plane Returns: 5 Theories About Its Secret Mission

Spaceflight Now:
Comet's flyby of Mars a boon for scientists

Space.com:
Comet Buzzes Mars in Once-in-a-Lifetime Flyby

Universe Today:
Astrophotographers Capture Dramatic Photos of Comet Siding Spring Approaching Mars

Space.com:
Comet's Close Encounter with Mars Explained (Infographic)

IEEE Spectrum:
Mars Comet Shames Earth Dithering

Spaceflight Insider:
Rosetta's Philae lander given "green light" for upcoming landing

New Scientist:
Spacecraft seek geysers without human help

Discovery News:
Cassini Shocked by Saturn's Spongy Moon

Discovery News:
Saturn's 'Death Star' Moon May Hide Subsurface Ocean

New Scientist:
Saturn's moon Mimas might have its own subsurface sea

Universe Today:
'Death Star' Ocean? Seven Moons That Could Host Huge Hidden Liquid Reservoirs

New York Daily News:
VIDEO: Meteor lights up night sky above the Brazilian city of Recife

Slate - Bad Astronomy:
Persistence Pays Off: The Smoking Trail of a Shooting Star

IT Wire:
Orionid meteor shower to peak in 2014 on October 20-21

WEEKEND EDITION: October 18 through October 19, 2014

Daily Mail:
Are we closer to solving the meaning of LIFE? World's longest neutrino beam seeks to find out why our universe exists

New York Times:
So You're Not a Physicist...

GMA News:
Quantum Physics made simple by a Pinay physicist

Universe Today:
Distant Galaxies Reveal 3D Cosmic Web for the First Time

Universe Today:
Hawking Radiation Replicated in a Laboratory?

Scientific American:
Scientists Close In on Creating Black Hole in Lab

Daily Mail:
Will we be using nuclear fusion power by 2025? Lockheed Martin announces major breakthrough 'that could solve world's energy crisis'

Science Magazine:
Are old secrets behind Lockheed's new fusion machine?

Popular Science:
Lockheed's Fusion Promise: What We Know So Far

The Atlantic:
Lone Geniuses Are Overrated

Wired:
Next Big Trend: Robots That Follow You Around

Wall Street Journal:
Humanoid Robot Robi to Launch in Hong Kong

BBC News:
Are we ready for the rise of social robots?

Clarksville Leaf-Chronicle:
MARIO robot set to raise the blade at upcoming competition

South Africa Times:
Giant robot spider battles dragon-horse in Beijing

RT.com:
Giant French robots fight in Beijing, no kidding (PHOTOS)

Gizmodo:
Seeing the world's most complicated watch get built is pretty incredible

Gizmag:
Earth's magnetic field could reverse in just one lifetime

Daily Mail:
The world's deadliest outbreaks: Interactive map shows the human cost of flu, bubonic plague and Ebola globally since 541

Daily Mail:
Look out! U.S. study finds tornadoes increasingly arrive in swarms

San Francisco Chronicle:
25 years ago: 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake

Daily Mail:
Meet your bizarre-looking ancestors: Fossilised animals that swam the seas 500 million years ago found to have a backbone

Daily Mail:
Dinosaurs breathed through their noses to cool their BRAINS - and assessed their surroundings using their heavy, moist sniffs

Daily Mail:
The ancient crocodile that was as large as a DOUBLE-DECKER BUS: Giant predator ripped prey to shreds 160 million years ago

Daily Mail:
Less skippy, more ploddy! Kangaroo's ancient ancestor couldn't hop and instead lumbered along on two legs

The Guardian:
New species of snail named in celebration of same-sex marriage

Popular Science:
Elephants Able To Detect Rainstorms 150 Miles Away

Daily Mail:
Chimpanzees have favourite tools for hunting ants: Creatures use a shrub to 'dig and dip' for aggressive prey

Daily Mail:
Did Neanderthals use sophisticated spears? Unusual ridge on 200,000-year-old arm bone suggests Neanderthals threw weapons

Live Science:
Storm God Worship: Ancient Cult Complex Discovered in Israel

Discovery News:
Remains of Alexander the Great's Father Confirmed Found

Daily Mail:
Alexander the Great's FATHER found: Ancient Greek tomb discovered in 1977 confirmed to contain King Philip II

The Guardian:
Mosaic uncovered in northern Greece could mark royal Macedonian tomb

Daily Mail:
Does this enormous mosaic confirm that Alexander the Great's mother lies inside Greece's mystery tomb? Stunning floor hints that royal is buried in the next chamber

Daily Mail:
Alexander the Great-era tomb's chariot to HELL: Latest images of mystery mosaic shows Persephone being driven to the underworld

Daily Mail:
'Remarkable and rare' 2,200-year-old chariot unearthed in Melton Mowbray: Iron Age religous offering may have been buried to 'ride' into a new season

Daily Mail:
Metal detectorist finds Britain's biggest ever haul of Viking treasure - with hundreds of artefacts including an ancient silver cross

Daily Mail:
Was King Harold really killed by an arrow in the eye? Archaeologists to examine theory that he SURVIVED the Battle of Hastings and died as an 80-year-old hermit

The Guardian:
Rembrandt: The Late Works review - triumph in master's tragedy

Popular Science:
The Life And Times Of Ada Lovelace, The First Computer Programmer

Gizmodo:
Chicago was raised over 4 feet in the 19th century to build its sewer

io9:
The Indelible Feud Over Who Invented Fingerprinting

Daily Mail:
Sitting (Bull) for the camera: Fascinating pictures of Native Americans capture an ancient culture on the edge of a new world

io9:
This Propaganda Poster Showed Martian Technology Winning World War I

Daily Mail:
The French soldier's bedroom that has lain untouched for almost a century: Officer's room was preserved in his memory after his death in 1918

The Guardian:
Egon Schiele: a graphic virtuoso rescued from the wilderness

Gizmodo:
Four Famed American Structures That Almost Looked Radically Different

Daily Mail:
'They are brutal but make excellent sausages': Official WW2 manual for British soldiers on Nazis becomes surprise bestseller in GERMANY

The Atlantic:
The Woman Who Invented Disposable Diapers

Gizmodo:
Beautiful vintage pictures of Picasso drawing with light

The Atlantic:
35 Years Ago Today, Spreadsheets Were Invented

Gizmodo:
The destructive low-cost precision of the Excalibur artillery shell

Gizmodo:
A Brief History of Buildings That Spin

Gizmodo:
What Would Happen If the 20 Biggest US Cities Were Wiped Out With Nukes

Gizmag:
The top 10 movie and TV cars ever sold at auction

Smithsonian Magazine:
America's Best Fall Color Drives

Smithsonian Magazine:
Need Some Alone Time? Check Out America's Coolest Ghost Towns

Gizmodo:
This short film would be fun if it weren't so close to real life

October 17, 2014

Sarasota Herald Tribune - De Void:
Inching slowly into the future

Universe Today:
Moons of Confusion: Why Finding Extraterrestrial Life may be Harder than we Thought

Aviation Week:
Why NASA Rejected Sierra Nevada's Commercial Crew Vehicle

Gizmodo:
New Gulfstream jets' flight deck looks like sci-fi spaceship cockpit

Smithsonian Magazine:
New Mexico's Skies Burst With Color During World's Largest Hot Air Balloon Festival

io9:
The Hindenburg Wasn't The First Experimental Airship To Explode

Gizmodo:
New Navy drone short film is so immersive you will feel you are there

Daily Mail:
Drone hawk down! Amazing footage shows quadcopter being attacked by bird of prey as owner flies it in a Cambridge park

Gizmag:
Drone pilots battle it out in Star Wars-inspired race through French forest

Daily Mail:
Google's latest wheeze... the flying wind turbine: Internet giant plans machines that would fly in the air like kites

Gizmodo:
These giant RC airplanes are so huge that you can fly a kid inside

Daily Mail:
Behind the curtain of North Korea's official domestic airline: Soviet-era planes and censored in-flight entertainment on the world's only 'one-star' carrier

Gizmodo:
This fighter jet film is so amazingly perfect you'd think it is 3D

Gizmodo:
How Fighter Jets Lock On (and How the Targets Know)

Spaceflight Insider:
Our Spaceflight Heritage: GOES 1

Popular Science:
Eisenhower's Meeting with a Missile Nose Cone

Gizmodo:
Raymond Loewy's NASA Designs Are The Space Future That Never Was

Gizmodo:
Buzz Aldrin's amazing view while riding Gemini XII with the hatch open

October 16, 2014

Space.com:
China Readies Moon Mission for Launch Next Week

Space Daily:
Russia to take Moon exploration as core of space program

Space Daily:
Russian Luna-25 Mission to Cost Billions

Space Daily:
New Batch of Lunar Soil to be Delivered to Earth in 2023-2025

Universe Today:
Bigelow Inflatable Module to be Added to Space Station in 2015

Spaceflight Now:
Spacewalk achieves all major objectives

Spaceflight Insider:
Launch Of Spacex Crs-5 Slips To No-Earlier-Than Dec. 5

Space.com:
First Photos of Water Ice on Mercury Captured by NASA Spacecraft

Discovery News:
Mars' Atmosphere is Leaching Out Into Space

Universe Today:
Comet A1 Siding Spring vs Mars: Views in Space and Time

Space.com:
Comet Will Buzz Mars Sunday: How to See It in Telescopes

Universe Today:
Landing on a Comet: The Trailer

Discovery News:
Rosetta Stalks Dark Comet in Stunning New Space Selfie

Universe Today:
Here's a High-Res Look at Philae's Landing Spot

Daily Mail:
All systems GO for Rosetta's touchdown! Esa gives the green light for humanity's first ever comet landing on 12 November

Space.com:
Hubble Telescope Spots Post-Pluto Targets for New Horizons Probe

Space Daily:
It's Just a Phase: Changes on Pluto's Surface

Tucson News Now:
Meteor shower, partial solar eclipse next week

Santa Fe New Mexican:
Meteor Crater, a great big hole in the ground, is well worth the trip

October 15, 2014

Business Week:
Secret U.S. Space Plane To Land After 22 Months In Orbit

Spaceflight Now:
X-37B space plane scheduled to return to Earth soon

The Interpreter:
X-37B: America's spaceplane keeps its secrets

The Atlantic:
The U.S. Won't Say What Its Secret Space Drone Did for Two Years

Defense Systems:
Air Force's secretive unmanned shuttle to use NASA's hangers

Universe Today:
NASA Orders Restart to Commercial Space Taxi Work

Daily Mail:
It's (nearly) all systems go! Video reveals stages of Nasa's daring Orion test flight as the craft prepares to launch in December

Universe Today:
Video: Test Flight For NASA's Orion Will be a 'Trial By Fire'

Spaceflight Now:
Galileo launch failure blamed on frozen Fregat fuel line

IEEE Spectrum:
A Simple Plumbing Problem Sent Galileo Satellites Into Wrong Orbits

Spaceflight Insider:
Arianespace review board determines cause of Galileo launch anomaly

Discovery News:
Spacecraft Watched the Lunar Eclipse from Mercury

Daily Mail:
Did volcanoes on the moon erupt when dinosaurs still roamed Earth? Marks on lunar surface are younger than first thought

Popular Science:
Volcanoes Erupted On The Moon Within The Past 100 Million Years

New Scientist:
Lunar volcanoes suggest the moon may still be warm

Universe Today:
Get Ready for the Fireballs of October

New Scientist:
Explosive meteors may have seasonal peaks

New Scientist:
Nowhere to hide: the danger of satellite spies

October 14, 2014

Daily Mail:
Top secret X-37B USAF military spacecraft set to land in California after nearly two years in orbit on mystery mission

Daily Beast:
The Pentagon's Secret Space Drone Is Finally Coming Home

Universe Today:
Comet Siding Spring: Close Call for Mars, Wake Up Call for Earth?

Daily Mail:
Duck and cover! Martian craft to hide from close encounter with huge comet as it passes just 87,000 miles from the red planet

Scientific American:
Red Planet Spacecraft Prepare For Rare Comet Encounter

Spaceflight Now:
Fleet of Mars probes set to observe comet flyby

Discovery News:
NASA Mars Missions Prepare For Historic Comet Flyby

Spaceflight Insider:
Nasa's Fleet Of Spacecraft Readied To Capture Comet Siding Spring's Martian Pass

Discovery News:
Curiosity Surveys Wind-Rippled Sandy 'Sea' on Mars

Daily Mail:
Moon with a view! Mars photobombs Earth despite being 70 MILLION miles away

Universe Today:
Check Out This Huge Rock On The Surface Of Rosetta's Comet!

Daily Mail:
The 'extreme' exoplanet where winds howl at the speed of sound on days hot enough to melt steel - while temperatures plummet to below 1,000 degrees Fahrenheit at night

Science Magazine:
Why are these massive planets so close to their suns?

Daily Mail:
The hungry, hungry black hole: Astronomers reveal newly found phenomenon that is eating its surroundings ten times faster than they expected

Scientific American:
Star-Forming Clouds May Spit Out Life's Building Blocks

The Atlantic:
Expected Fatality Rate for That Mars Reality Show: 100 Percent

Gizmodo:
Fake documentary shows terrifying war against the Martians in 1913

COLUMBUS DAY WEEKEND EDITION: October 11 through October 13, 2014

io9:
What are Gravitons and Why Can't We See Them?

Scientific American:
Nobel Crystal Ball: Predictions for the 2014 Prize in Physics

Popular Science:
Why A Blue LED Is Worth A Nobel Prize

Daily Mail:
Blue LEDs win $1.1m Nobel Prize for Physics - but its Japanese inventor was given just $200 for the idea in 1993

Geek:
Blue light Nobel Prize has LED inventor seeing red

Smithsonian Magazine:
The Potential Dark Side of Nobel-Winning LEDs: Pest Problems

Washington Post:
The Nobel Prize in chemistry goes to three men who revolutionized microscopy

Slate:
Beaming With Pride

Gizmodo:
Stunningly beautiful chemical reactions captured on video

Gizmodo:
Scientists Who Discovered the Brain's Natural GPS Won the Nobel Prize

National Geographic:
Why Didn't They Win? 10 Huge Discoveries Without a Nobel Prize

Vox:
How the Nobel Prize became the most controversial award on Earth

Forbes:
Can An Infographic Show You How To Win A Nobel Prize?

Business Insider:
Here's A Beautiful Visualization Of Nobel Prizes By Country Since 1901

Scientific American:
What It's Like to Carry Your Nobel Prize through Airport Security

Popular Science:
Rethinking The Turing Test

Gizmodo:
You must watch this fantastic explanation of how computers draw curves

Gizmodo:
One Surprising Reason Computer Screens Aren't Green-On-Black Anymore

Gizmodo:
7 Experimental Interfaces That Show the Future of UI Design

Daily Mail:
The groundbreaking mind-controlled BIONIC ARM that plugs into the body and has given wearers back their sense of touch

Science Magazine:
Sidewinder robots slither like snakes

IEEE Spectrum:
Sidewinding Snakebots Sinuously Summit Steep Sandy Slopes

The Atlantic:
Brewing Bad: The All-Natural Origins of Meth

Gizmodo:
Watching this guy making lids for pots is so satisfying I get goosebumps

Daily Mail:
Students smash land speed record TWICE: Teenagers create a rocket-powered model car that can travel at more than 500mph

Daily Mail:
Print your own car in less than TWO DAYS: World's first-3D printed 'Strati' vehicle costs £11,000 and is made using just 49 parts

The Atlantic:
Why Do Erasers Suck at Erasing?

Smithsonian Magazine:
What Actually Happens to People Who Are Hit by Lightning?

Space Daily:
Scientists Resurrect Ancient Proteins to Learn about Primordial Life on Earth

Daily Mail:
Is this our earliest ancestor? Bizarre round 600-million-year-old fossils may be the remains of the world's oldest creatures

Daily Mail:
How dinosaurs divided up their meals at the Jurassic dinner table: Sauropod skulls reveal differences in diet between species

Science Magazine:
New meat-eating dinosaur lived in the wake of a mass extinction

Daily Mail:
Fossils reveal new branch of mammals: Experts identify a descendant of the horse that roamed India 48 million years ago

Smithsonian Magazine:
The Only Primate With a Toxic Bite Might Have Evolved to Mimic Cobras

Smithsonian Magazine:
Cheetahs Spend 90 Percent of Their Days Sitting Around

Daily Mail:
Killer whales can 'talk' like dolphins when the two species spend time together: Orcas imitate sounds to help them communicate

Daily Mail:
Natural born killers: Chimpanzees are inherently violent and wage war like their human 'cousins', study claims

Daily Mail:
Indonesian cave art 'raises questions about early mankind': 40,000-year-old paintings are the oldest ever found in Asia

The Guardian:
Cave paintings in Indonesia suggest art came out of Africa

Smithsonian Magazine:
Rock (Art) of Ages: Indonesian Cave Paintings Are 40,000 Years Old

The History Blog:
Met saves Treasure of Harageh from auction sale

io9:
Holy Serpent Gods, This Is An Egyptian Coffin Made For A Snake

Daily Mail:
Search for Antikythera's hidden treasures begins: Archaeologists wear Exosuit to rummage through 2,200-year-old shipwreck

Live Science:
Buried Treasures Pulled from 'Titanic of Ancient World'

Daily Mail:
'Stunning' Roman cockerel goes on display: Extremely rare bronze figure was found in the ancient grave of a two-year-old girl

Daily Mail:
Face of a Roman goddess unearthed for the first time in 1,800 years: Finely carved stone head depicts ancient idol Brigantia

The History Blog:
Spain's earliest image of Jesus found on glass plate

The History Blog:
Viking blacksmith's grave found in Norway garden

io9:
What Vikings Knew About The Sky That You Don't

Daily Mail:
Magna Carta manuscript reveals its secrets: Scans uncover lost text hidden on a damaged section of 800-year-old parchment

Daily Mail:
Shipwreck found off Haiti was NOT the Santa Maria, the ship Columbus used to discover the Americas

The History Blog:
Wedgwood Collection saved!

Daily Mail:
Mystery of 100-year-old skull and Australia's first serial killer and onetime Jack the Ripper suspect, Frederick Deeming who entombed his victims in concrete

The History Blog:
Franklin expedition shipreck is HMS Erebus

Smithsonian Magazine:
The (Still) Mysterious Death of Edgar Allan Poe

Washington Post:
Rare photo shows Robert E. Lee's slave, Selina Gray - the hero of Arlington House

Daily Mail:
The headhunters of Coney Island: Book reveals untold story of the 'savage' tribe locked in a human zoo in 1905

io9:
Hand-Colored Photos Turn Early 20th Century Japan Into A Dream World

Popular Science:
Popular Science's Strange Reporting Of The 1918 Spanish Flu Pandemic

Daily Mail:
Pea soup, grilled mutton chops and cheese to follow (but the Welsh rarebit was off): Lunch menu from the Titanic just two days before disaster set to sell for $110,000

Daily Mail:
Shot at dawn... by his best friend: He fought with awesome courage at Gallipoli and the Somme - then could take no more. But the final haunting tragedy came when 'deserter' Jimmy Smith faced the firing squad

The Atlantic:
New York Literally Invented Nightlife

Smithsonian Magazine:
See Depression-Era Photos from Your Hometown

Gizmodo:
What Lies Beneath: Inside London's Secret Subterranean Spaces

io9:
Whoa, Driving Around In Nazi Germany Was Super Intense

Daily Mail:
Inside America's atomic bomb programme: Never-before-seen photos reveal preparations for attacks on Hiroshima and Nagasaki

Daily Mail:
Cold War era transcripts reveal 'unfair' treatment of 'the father of the atomic bomb' after he helped win World War Two

The Atlantic:
How the Plastic Bag Became So Popular

The Guardian:
The Imitation Game: the queerest thing to hit multiplexes for years?

The Guardian:
Satanic panic: how British agents stoked supernatural fears in Troubles

The Atlantic:
What It Felt Like to Test the First Submarine Nuclear Reactor

Gizmodo:
How the Taser Was Invented

Gizmodo:
A Farewell to Epcot's Norway Ride: How Fake Experiences Shaped My Life

Gizmag:
Innovation shines at 2014 World Architecture Festival Awards

Gizmag:
Levitating building melts minds in London's Covent Garden

Popular Science:
Navy Demonstrates Swarm Of Armed Robot Boats

The Atlantic:
The Navy's Future Fleet of Swarming Boat-Drones

Popular Science:
Chinese Autonomous Tanks: Driving Themselves to a Battlefield Near You?

Gizmag:
HMS Artful completes maiden dive

Gizmag:
Two days in Paris: Photos from the 2014 Paris Motor Show

Gizmag:
Home field advantage: French automakers awe in Paris

The Guardian:
Scots: do you know your teuchters from your sassenachs?

The Atlantic:
Nobody Knows What Running Looks Like

Gizmodo:
Woman sings two notes simultaneously in amazing display of voice talent

The Guardian:
Creative writing courses are killing western literature, claims Nobel judge

Stuff NZ:
Scientists study awareness after death

io9:
9 Real People Who May Have Inspired Fairy Tales

io9:
The Incredibly Bizarre World Of Animated Soviet Propaganda Films

Pop Matters:
Of Mermaids Falling from the Moon: Ancient Comicbooks from Before the Flood

October 10, 2014

Time:
Why 'Aliens' 'Landed' in Russia 25 Years Ago

Sarasota Herald Tribune - De Void:
A near-miss stalemate

Liverpool Echo:
Details of 30 UFO sightings above Merseyside revealed

North Wales Daily Post:
UFO sightings across North Wales revealed

Gizmodo:
The Quest to Build an Elevator to Space

Popular Science:
New Military Helicopter Can Cruise At 253 MPH

Popular Science:
This Gun Makes And Fires Paper Airplanes

Daily Mail:
Finally! The flying car that really could be coming to a road (and sky) near you

Gizmodo:
Hot air balloon flies underground into Earth for the first time ever

Wired - Danger Room:
WWI Zeppelins: Not Too Deadly, But Scary as Hell

Air & Space Magazine:
The First Aerial Combat Victory

Spaceflight Insider:
Our Spaceflight Heritage: remembering STS-41G

Wired - Beyond Apollo:
Wernher von Braun's Fantastic Vision: Ferry Rocket

Wired - Beyond Apollo:
One-Man Space Station (1960)

Popular Science:
Our First Look at the Moon's Far Side

Wired - Beyond Apollo:
Assuming Everything Goes Perfectly Well: NASA's 26 January 1967 AAP Press Conference

Wired - Beyond Apollo:
High Noon on the Moon

Popular Science:
The Greatest Space Hack Ever

Spaceflight Insider:
Our Spaceflight Heritage: Sputnik 1 lauches the space age

Gizmodo:
Salyut 7: The Last and Longest-Running Soviet Space Station (Until Mir)

Smithsonian Magazine:
10 Weird Things Humans Have Sent Into the Stratosphere

October 9, 2014

The Atlantic:
The Quiet Rise of the Satellite Spy Agency

Universe Today:
Touchdown! Virgin Spacecraft Prototype Soars Over Mojave, Testing Re-Entry System

Air & Space Magazine:
Europe's Proto-Spaceplane Gets Ready To Fly

Space Daily:
NASA's Space Power Facility Getting Ready to Shake Orion Up

Discovery News:
NASA's New Spacecraft to Endure Extreme Orbital Test

Universe Today:
Launch Abort System Installed on NASA's Pathfinding Orion capsule for First Flight in 2 Months

The Atlantic:
NASA Should Have Put a Ring on Orbit

New Scientist:
World's first space detective agency launched

Smithsonian Magazine:
To Find Meteorites, Listen to the Legends of Australian Aborigines

October 8, 2014

Arizona Republic:
Video: Daylight meteor over Flagstaff

Spaceflight Now:
Station crew completes maintenance spacewalk

Space.com:
Private Inflatable Room Launching to Space Station Next Year

Discovery News:
Most Moon Surface Water Comes From the Sun, Not Comets

New Scientist:
Moon water blew in on solar wind

Universe Today:
Memory Problems Plague Martian Rover Opportunity As It Prepares To Watch A Comet Pass By

Spaceflight Now:
Candidate landing sites selected for ESA Mars rover

Air & Space Magazine:
A Road Trip on the Moon

October 7, 2014

Spaceflight Now:
UrtheCast says it will be largest commercial ISS user

Daily Mail:
Met Office to open a space weather centre to measure solar climate as earth becomes even more dependent on technology

Daily Mail:
Meet the megaflare: Nasa spots record flare 10,000 times more powerful than the largest solar blast ever recorded from our sun

Spaceflight Insider:
Japan to launch Hayabusa 2 asteroid-hunting probe November 30

Spaceflight Now:
Aerojet Rocketdyne touts AR1 engine for Atlas 5

Daily Mail:
Rosetta's comet keeps on spouting jets of water: Images reveal more mysterious vapour plumes

Discovery News:
Titan's Freezing Polar Vortex is Packed with Toxic Cyanide

Universe Today:
Our Complete Guide to the October 8th "Hunter's Moon" Total Lunar Eclipse

Space.com:
Total Lunar Eclipse on Wednesday: The Complete Skywatcher's Guide

Discovery News:
Rare 'Selenelion' Possible on Wednesday's Lunar Eclipse

October 6, 2014

Discovery News:
Aliens May be Out There, but Too Distant for Contact

Universe Today:
How Do Aliens Think? We Need To Learn About Their Biology First, Analyst Argues

Spaceflight Now:
Orion's Delta 4-Heavy rocket moved to launch pad

Spaceflight Insider:
Orion's Delta IV Heavy prepares for December launch

Universe Today:
ULA Delta IV Heavy Rocket Rolled to Cape Launch Pad and Raised for Orion's First Flight

Universe Today:
Gallery: 5 Exotic Places NASA's Next-Generation Rocket Could Help Explore

Spaceflight Insider:
Expedition 41 crew prepares for spacewalk

Spaceflight Now:
Boeing, SpaceX told to stop work under crew contracts

Discovery News:
NASA Eyes Crew Deep Sleep Option for Mars Mission

Spaceflight Insider:
Four candidate landing sites considered for 2018 ExoMars mission

Daily Mail:
Was Mars' 'Grand Canyon' created by a glacier? Mineral deposits suggest enormous ice flow carved out the red planet

Universe Today:
Making the Case for a Mission to the Martian Moon Phobos

Space.com:
How SpaceShipOne and X Prize Launched Commercial Spaceflight 10 Years Ago

Popular Science:
From The Archives: How The $10 Million Ansari X Prize Was Won

WEEKEND EDITION: October 4 through October 5, 2014

Universe Today:
Time Dilation Confirmed in the Lab

Discovery News:
Majorana Discovery: After 80 Year Search, Weird Particle Found

Daily Mail:
The death of the first star in the Universe: Incredible image could shed new light on how solar systems formed

Popular Science:
Scientists plan on turning the Moon into a giant particle detector

The Atlantic:
Peering Ever Deeper Into Matter

Daily Mail:
Swedish scientists reveal 17 year competition to slip Bob Dylan quotes into research papers

Gizmodo:
Inside the Forensic Lab That Fights Crime and Counterfeits With DNA

Daily Mail:
Bloodhound gets a supersonic boost: Engineers fit a jet engine to the £10million car designed to reach speeds of more than 1,000mph

Gizmodo:
Yahoo Very Quietly Kills Off Yahoo

Popular Science:
Weird Crystal Can Absorb All The Oxygen In A Room -- And Then Release It Later

Gizmodo:
The 9 Deadliest Minerals We've Ever Mined

Daily Mail:
Watch one of the world's biggest seas disappear: Nasa releases series of Aral Sea satellite images showing it drying up

Smithsoinian Magazine:
From the Biggest to the Longest, Five Amazing Caves To Visit

Stuff NZ:
NZ volcanoes a threat

Popular Science:
Dramatic Ice Loss Is Messing With Antarctica's Gravity

io9:
Listen to the Strange Phenomenon of "Singing Stones"

Gizmodo:
You Can Spot a Fake Stradivarius By the Tree Rings in the Wood

Daily Mail:
Clash of the prehistoric titans: 220-million-year-old sea creature tooth found embedded in the thigh bone of an ancient land lizard

Science Magazine:
Photo gallery: The oldest known insect parasite

Smithsoinian Magazine:
Lonesome George, the Last Tortoise of His Kind, Is on Posthumous Display in NYC

Smithsoinian Magazine:
Cheetahs Spend 90 Percent of Their Days Sitting Around

io9:
Scientists Watch How New Technologies Spread Among Wild Chimps

Daily Mail:
Watch the moment that scientists capture wild chimpanzees teaching each other for the first time - and they say it shows how culture spread in early humans

ABC Australia:
Innovative stone tools sprung up multiple times

Daily Mail:
Out of Africa theory for tools is WRONG: Prehistoric hunters learned to make stone weapons in independent groups across Eurasia

Daily Mail:
Have they found Alexander the Great's tomb? Or maybe his mother's: Greek archaeologists increasingly convinced mystery tomb hides a sensational secret

Smithsonian Magazine:
One Very Old Canoe Could Help Explain How Polynesian Sailors Colonized New Zealand

The History Blog:
Charles Calvert signet ring maybe found in Maryland

io9:
The Epic Story Of Johann Bernoulli, The Meanest Man In Math

io9:
Newly-Declassified CIA Document Says Ben Franklin Was A Security Risk

Smithsonian Magazine:
Even in 1784 America, It Was Impossible to Make a Map Without Infuriating Someone

Daily Mail:
Great Arctic explorer to be finally honoured after having career discredited for telling truth about British voyagers' cannibalism

Smithsonian Magazine:
Why Was Robert Webster, a Slave, Wearing What Looks Like a Confederate Uniform?

The Guardian:
HIV pandemic originated in Kinshasa in the 1920s, say scientists

The History Blog:
Cartier brooch in $60 box of costume jewelry sells for $17,550

Smithsonian Magazine:
Revisiting the Timeless Tracks of the Spanish Civil War

Smithsonian Magazine:
Rudolf Hess' Tale of Poison, Paranoia and Tragedy

Smithsonian Magazine:
A Private Tour of the CIA's Incredible Museum

Smithsonian Magazine:
The Real Story of the "Football" That Follows the President Everywhere

Gizmodo:
Snakes in Shangri-La: The Man Who Fought The Synanon Cult and Won

io9:
We Still Don't Know If This Tribe Discovered In The '70s Was Real

Smithsonian Magazine:
A Remote Cold War Radar System Has New Use in a Warming World

Daily Mail:
Inside the CIA's Starbucks: Coffee shop known as Store Number 1 bans names on cups and runs background checks on baristas

Daily Mail:
Rare sculpture that captured the essence of postwar world expected to fetch $100m at auction in New York as art houses predict another blockbuster season

io9:
10 Geeky Debates That Had To Be Settled By Federal Courts

Daily Mail:
Horrifying hags, terrifying cannibals and sorceresses galore: Inside the British Museum's magical new witchcraft exhibition

io9:
The Real-Life Letter Of Apology Written By The Salem Witch Trial Jury

Gizmodo:
This is probably the most fun you can have jumping on a seesaw

October 3, 2014

Popular Science:
CHEOS -- China's New Eye in Space

Discovery News:
Dream Chaser Space Plane to Launch From the Stratosphere

Popular Science:
A Spacecraft That Packs The Punch Of A Warhead

Popular Science:
Governor Brown Vetoes Drone Privacy Bill

Popular Science:
Man Shoots Down Drone, Lawyers Scratch Their Heads

Gizmodo:
Formation Of C-17s Light Up The Night Sky Like You've Never Seen

Air & Space Magazine:
How Did This Mean-Looking Jet Get Permission to Land In Washington D.C.?

Popular Science:
J-10B "Vigorous Dragon" Fighter Jets are a Full Set, Soon to be a Regiment

Gizmodo:
The 270 MPH Sikorsky S-97 Raider Is The Batmobile Of The Skies

Gizmodo:
The Stealthy Chopper That Sneaks Special Forces Behind Enemy Lines

Gizmodo:
Why the Human Body Can't Handle Heavy Acceleration

The Atlantic:
From Ballooners to Bombers: A History of the Backpack Parachute

Gizmodo:
A Specimen Box Full of Tiny Paper Airplanes Instead of Bugs

Gizmodo:
A Real Space Battle Wouldn't Look Anything Like The Movies

Spaceflight Insider:
Our Spaceflight Heritage: STS-86

Popular Science:
John Paul Stapp, A Real Life Rocket (Sled) Man

Air & Space Magazine:
AeroMarti Signs Off

Air & Space Magazine:
Last of the Vegas

Air & Space Magazine:
Shooting Star

Air & Space Magazine:
Untethered

Gizmodo:
Stunning Depictions of Ancient Comets That Scared the Hell Out of Humans

io9:
Vintage Cigarette Boxes Feature Designs From The Soviet Space Program

October 2, 2014

Air & Space Magazine:
Bigger Than Saturn, Bound for Deep Space

Space Daily:
Space debris expert warns of increasing CubeSat collision risk

Spaceflight Now:
India, NASA plot science campaign for Mars orbiters

Stuff NZ:
Mars storm photo: 'something's brewing here'

New Scientist:
Look inside a giant supernova that seeded the universe

The Guardian:
Rift valleys rewrite moon's fiery history

Discovery News:
'Man in the Moon' Created by Mega Volcano

The Atlantic:
The U.S. Is Saving Nukes So It Can Blow Up Asteroids

Air & Space Magazine:
Area 51's Black Jets

October 1, 2014

New York Post:
What is the Pentagon's secret space drone doing?

Space Daily:
China's first space lab in operation for over 1000 days

Discovery News:
Cubesats: A Space Junk Hazard?

New Scientist:
Earth gets a new companion for trip around sun

Universe Today:
India's MOM Snaps Spectacular Portrait of New Home - the Red Planet

Air & Space Magazine:
The Mars Dilemma

Air & Space Magazine:
The Day They Shut Down Meigs Field

Air & Space Magazine:
Can This Airport Be Saved?

September 30, 2014

Spaceflight Now:
Chinese military payload launched on Long March 2C

Discovery News:
Dusty Days: India Mission Photographs Stormy Mars Globe

Space Daily:
Opportunity's Heading to a Small Crater Called 'Ulysses'

Universe Today:
ESA's Rosetta Mission sets November 12th as the Landing Date for Philae

Daily Mail:
Countdown to Mars: Nasa starts final assembly of huge rockets to test spacecraft it hopes will take man to the red planet

Smithsonian Magazine:
This Is How the Milky Way Will End

io9:
The Timing Of Meteor Strikes May Not Be Random

Discovery News:
The Stars of Autumn's Night Sky: What to Look For

September 29, 2014

Sarasota Herald Tribune - De Void:
A rhetorical concession, now go away

Daily Mail:
Four rare 'fireballs' flying across the East Coast sky spotted by more than 400 witnesses

Universe Today:
Busy Spaceport: There are Now Five Spaceships Parked at the Space Station

Spaceflight Now:
Despite solar array glitch, Soyuz crew arrives at station

Discovery News:
Space Station Crew Arrives Safely Despite Soyuz Glitch

Spaceflight Now:
Proton rocket lifts off on return-to-flight mission

Spaceflight Insider:
China launches clandestine Shijian satellite

Spaceflight Insider:
ATK suggests solid rocket alternative to Russian-made RD-180

Spaceflight Insider:
Roscosmos boss talks new super-heavy booster rocket, Vostochny Cosmodrome, cooperation with U.S.

New Scientist:
India's Mars triumph signals a rising space power

Discovery News:
Indian Mars Mission Beams Back First Photographs

Discovery News:
Mars Rover Curiosity Drills Into Mount Sharp

Daily Mail:
Water found on planet 729 TRILLION MILES away: Discovery could pave the way for finding life on smaller planets

Daily Mail:
Water on Earth is OLDER than the sun: Similarity between oceans and icy comets increases our chance of finding alien life

New Scientist:
Up to half of Earth's water is older than the sun

Universe Today:
Some Of Earth's Water Could Be A Million Years Older Than The Solar System

Air & Space Magazine:
Some Aircraft Get All the Luck (and Money)

Air & Space Magazine:
When Airliners Vanish

WEEKEND EDITION: September 27 through September 28, 2014

Daily Mail:
Black holes do NOT exist and the Big Bang Theory is wrong, claims scientist - and she has the maths to prove it

Universe Today:
There Are No Such Things As Black Holes

Daily Mail:
Was the 'Big Bang signal' just DUST? Scientists observed 'polluted' skies and not the beginning of the universe, data reveals

Scientific American:
Big Bang Gravitational Waves: True or Not? [Video]

Universe Today:
New Results from Planck: It Doesn't Look Good For BICEP2

ABC Australia:
It's okay: electromagnetic force hasn't changed in 10 billion years

Universe Today:
A Fun Way of Understanding E=mc2

Daily Mail:
Rise of the Terminator: Scientists create shape-shifting liquid metal - and it could be used to heal the human body

Gizmodo:
A Robotic Octopus Would Surely Be Captain Nemo's Worst Nightmare

The Atlantic:
How Two Men Unlocked Modern Encryption

Gizmag:
Students rethink Californian "Parkitecture"

Gizmodo:
Google Street View Is Blurring the Faces of Ancient Gods

The Atlantic:
Northern Hemisphere or Southern, the Toilets Drain the Same

Daily Mail:
What lies beneath: Incredible photos inside lava caves hundreds of feet underground

Daily Mail:
Hidden world of canyons and mountains beneath the ice caps revealed: New atlas contains the most detailed polar maps EVER of the landscapes that could be exposed by global warning

The Guardian:
Mind-altering plants, from peyote to coffee at Kew Gardens - in pictures

Smithsonian Magazine:
Step Inside the World's Most Dangerous Garden (If You Dare)

Live Science:
Bizarre Sphere Fossils Could Be Among World's Earliest Animals

Science Magazine:
Ability to regenerate limbs traces back at least 300 million years

Daily Mail:
There is NO missing link between birds and dinosaurs: Avian species developed in an 'evolutionary explosion' 150 million years ago

Daily Mail:
For sale: One woolly mammoth: Skeleton of Ice Age beast goes up for auction - and it could fetch £250,000

Gizmodo:
Watching a falcon hunt down a crow in the air is pretty terrifying

Daily Mail:
Meet Rica, Edinburgh Zoo's first ever armadillo pup: Adorable month-old creature comes out of her shell for public debut

Science Magazine:
Narwhal's tusk may be its status symbol

Daily Mail:
Just hitching a ride! Secret camera snaps wild cat-like creature relaxing on a moving rhino... and later a buffalo

io9:
Man Trying To Rescue A Baby Swan Gets Smacked By Its Angry Swan Dad

Science Magazine:
Ancient campfires led to the rise of storytelling

ABC Australia:
Pacific settlers developed gardens to survive

Daily Mail:
Could another ancient computer lie beneath the sea? Archaeologists return to shipwreck where mysterious 2,200-year-old Antikythera mechanism was found

Daily Mail:
'Pompeii of the North' is saved: Roman fort will remain intact after being bought by a charitable trust

The Guardian:
London archaeologists seek public's help to restore Temple of Mithras

The History Blog:
Do you recall the 1954 London Mithraeum dig?

Daily Mail:
The incredible map that shows Marco Polo may have discovered America in the the 13th century - 200 years before Christopher Columbus

The History Blog:
Napoleon and Josephine had a prenup

The History Blog:
MoMA finds lost 1913 film with all-black cast

io9:
Trench Warfare in World War I Was a Smarter Strategy Than You Realize

Wired - Danger Room:
How WWI's U-Boats Launched the Age of Unrestricted Warfare

Gizmodo:
Winnie the Pooh was based on a real bear that participated in WWI

The Atlantic:
The Creation Myth of Chocolate-Chip Cookies

Daily Mail:
Found: The REAL Hitler diaries which astonishingly reveal how the Fuhrer's British-born nephew William Hitler went to Berlin to cash in on his connections - only to end up fighting the Nazis

Daily Mail:
Special agent seductress: Her hush-hush wartime mission was to bewitch our trainee spies into spilling national secrets. Now, 70 years on, she tells her gripping story

Gizmodo:
You Can Buy This Window From the Manhattan Project for a Small Fortune

Smithsonian Magazine:
Paris Match Opens its Archives and Shares a Trove of Images of Artists in Their Studios

io9:
In Collier's Magazine, World War III Already Happened...In 1952

Gizmodo:
The U.S. once considered using 23 nuclear bombs to blast out a highway

Popular Science:
The Devils And The Deep Blue Sky

Popular Science:
Are Weaponized 'Crab Walker' Robots The Future Of Chinese Land Wars?

io9:
Some Of The Brilliant Art You Could Own From Ray Bradbury's Collection

September 26, 2014

Space Daily:
Crew including first woman cosmonaut in 17 years blasts off for ISS

RiaNovosti:
One of Soyuz TMA-14M's Solar Panels Fails to Unfold After Rocket Blasts Off for ISS

RT.com:
Soyuz brings new crew to ISS

RiaNovosti:
Manned Soyuz Spacecraft Docks With ISS Despite Solar Battery Failure

The Guardian:
Female cosmonaut bats back questions about hair and parenting

Spaceflight Insider:
NASA's Countdown Clock eyed for retirement

Space.com:
Space Elevator Advocates Take Lofty Look at Innovative Concepts

Gizmag:
SkyOrbiter UAVs will fly for years at a time and provide global internet access

Gizmodo:
Watch a Mammoth Airbus A380 Go From the Assembly Line to the Runway

Gizmodo:
Watching a Boeing 787 Dreamliner Come Together Never Gets Old

Daily Mail:
There's no escape! The pocket-sized spy drone with a 360 degree camera that can fly through windows and navigate tunnels

Gizmag:
Cirque du Soleil and ETH Zurich collaborate on human/drone performance

Gizmag:
US team breaks Guinness World Record for highest paper airplane flight

Daily Mail:
I won't be late, darling... I'm literally FLYING home! £12k wonder that beats the rush hour (but don't forget the petrol)

The Guardian:
Jetpacks: here's why you don't have one

Daily Mail:
Pictured: Moment British Typhoon fighter jets scrambled to intercept two Russian 'Bears' flying in international airspace

The Aviationist:
The most interesting aircraft displayed at the Belgian Air Force Days

Daily Mail:
Inside the massive abandoned wind tunnel that helped build generations of British planes - from WWI biplanes, to the Hurricane and Concorde

Popular Science:
Want to Watch Fuel Slosh Around Inside a Saturn Rocket?

Spaceflight Insider:
Our Spaceflight Heritage: Surveyor 2

Popular Science:
Apollo Rocketed Through the Van Allen Belts

Air & Space Magazine:
How Bird Migrations Show Up Beautifully on Doppler Radar

Gizmodo:
Mysterious Radar Cloud Over the Midwest Was Actually... Butterflies

Live Science:
Nazca Lines of Kazakhstan: More Than 50 Geoglyphs Discovered

September 25, 2014

Stuff NZ:
Triumph for India as Mars orbiter enters orbit

Universe Today:
History Created as India Dares Unknown and Achieves Near Impossible - MOM Successfully Arrives in Mars Orbit

Spaceflight Now:
India puts interplanetary probe in orbit at Mars

Spaceflight Insider:
India's MOM satellite is the newest member in Mars orbiter club

Spaceflight Insider:
MAVEN returns first observation of Martian upper atmosphere

Discovery News:
Curiosity Finds a Weird 'Ball' on Mars

Universe Today:
Mars Rover Battles 'Amnesia' In Middle Of Red Planet Road Trip

Spaceflight Insider:
Expedition 41 set to launch from Kazakhstan

Spaceflight Now:
Supplies delivered to space station by Dragon spaceship

Spaceflight Insider:
ISS captures a Dragon

The Guardian:
Water discovered in a small, warm planet's atmosphere for first time

The Guardian:
Nasa's plans to use game controllers to take you into space

Gizmodo:
10 Strange Projects In Development At NASA

Space.com:
Soviet-era Cosmonaut Anatoly Berezovoy, Salyut Space Station Commander, Dies at 72

Washington Post:
NASA cameras catch meteor blazing across Tennessee sky

September 24, 2014

io9:
Is There Any Plausible Reason Why Aliens Would Evolve To Look Like Us?

Sarasota Herald Tribune - De Void:
Any takers?

Daily Star:
EXCLUSIVE: British government to make 18 more UFO files available

Daily Mail:
Moustronauts have lift-off! GM rodents will live on the International Space Station to help reveal the secrets of aging

Spaceflight Insider:
MAVEN enters Martian orbit

Air & Space Magazine:
Fitness Testing for Mars

Universe Today:
2 Days Out from the Red Planet, India's MOM Probe Test Fires Main Engine for Mars Orbit Insertion

Stuff NZ:
Indian spacecraft set to arrive at Mars

Space Daily:
Why India went to Mars

Space.com:
India's First Mars Probe - Orbit Insertion Animation

Astrobiology Magazine:
Living on the Edge: Rosetta's Lander Philae Is Set to Take the Plunge

ABC Australia:
The lonely landscape of Rosetta's comet

Universe Today:
Rosetta's Philae Lander: A Swiss Army Knife of Scientific Instruments

Spaceflight Insider:
New Horizons captures early image of Hydra

Space.com:
Is Pluto a Planet? Popular (But Unofficial) Vote Says Yes

Universe Today:
Seeking Apollo Pictures? Here's How To Find Obscure Shots From The Moon-Landing Program

September 23, 2014

Daily Mail:
Nasa's Maven explorer arrives at Mars after year-long, 442 million-mile journey

Spaceflight Now:
NASA's MAVEN spacecraft enters orbit around Mars

Scientific American:
Spacecraft Investigates What Happened to Mars' Atmosphere

The Guardian:
Nasa's Maven spacecraft could solve mystery of Mars's missing water

Popular Science:
Mousetronauts To Live In Space For the Longest Stretch Yet

Air & Space Magazine:
Half of All First-Time Cubesat Projects End in Failure

Universe Today:
MESSENGER Completes Second Burn to Maintain Mercury Orbit

The Atlantic:
Humanity's Most Famous Mixtape Is Now 11 Billion Miles From Earth

News.com Australia:
Temple Balsall crop circle is second to appear in tiny hamlet founded by Knights Templar

Daily Mirror:
Flying robots move in perfect formation to create 3D shapes in the sky

September 22, 2014

Space.com:
Fall Begins Monday: Equinox Myth Debunked

Spaceflight Insider:
Spacex Successfully Launches Its Fourth Commercial Resupply Mission Atop A Falcon 9

Spaceflight Now:
ULA taps Blue Origin for powerful new rocket engine

Spaceflight Insider:
SpaceX could be certified with the U.S. Air Force by Dec. 1

Daily Mail:
Radical figure hugging spacesuit shrinks itself to allow the first men on Mars to roam the surface easily

io9:
Here's Everything We Know About The Chelyabinsk Meteor

Space Daily:
Lunar explorers will walk at higher speeds than thought

Gizmodo:
Nobody Knows How These Strange Ridges Appeared on Mars

Gizmodo:
The four more likely places to host alien life in the Solar System

Gizmodo:
Boeing's New Space Taxi Has the Cleanest Cabin on Earth

Daily Mail:
Huge Navy drone that is bigger than a 737 takes to the skies for first flight across America

Gizmodo:
The Navy's New Triton Drone Just Flew Clear Across America

Space Daily:
Spaceship designer who helped send Gagarin into orbit dies at 92

BBC News:
Rendlesham UFO incident: Sculpture to be installed at forest site

WEEKEND EDITION: September 20 through September 21, 2014

Smithsonian Magazine:
What Is the Universe? Real Physics Has Some Mind-Bending Answers

The Atlantic:
It Wasn't Relativity That Won Einstein His Nobel Prize

The Guardian:
Five sigma and all that

The Week:
How our botched understanding of 'science' ruins everything

Time Magazine:
Quiz: Can You Answer 5th Grade Science Questions?

The Guardian:
Ig Nobels: British researchers take coveted science humour prize

Science News:
Banana peel slipperiness wins IgNobel prize in physics

Daily Mail:
Watch the leaping robo-cheetah that could one day outsprint Usain Bolt - and can even jump hurdles

IEEE Spectrum:
Tiny Humanoid Robot Learning to Fly Real Airplanes

Daily Mail:
Who goes there? Samsung unveils robot sentry keeping an eye on North Korea that detects targets two miles away and kills them using machine gun or grenade

The Atlantic:
Cement Makes the Modern World Possible

Popular Science:
Who Is Running Phony Cell Phone Towers Around The United States?

Popular Science:
Washington D.C. Is Littered With Phony Cell Towers

Daily Mail:
Was early Earth more like Eden than Hell? Planet was cooler and more hospitable than first thought 4 billion years ago

Science Magazined:
Modern forests hold signs of prehistoric apocalypse

Daily Mail:
Asteroid that wiped out dinosaurs also 'reset plant species': Impact caused fast-growing trees to flourish on Earth

Daily Mail:
Is the Sahara desert TWICE as old as we thought? Climate simulations suggest it may have formed 7 million years ago

Washington Post:
After a summer of record-breaking dinosaurs, here's one with a huge nose

National Geographic:
New Dinosaur Rhinorex Raises Cretaceous Quandary

People's Daily:
Dinosaur footprints from 100 million years ago found in SW China

Discovery News:
Giant Dinosaur Could Fill Fossil 'Black Hole'

Daily Mail:
Just hitching a ride! Secret camera snaps wild cat-like creature relaxing on a moving rhino... and later a buffalo

Daily Mail:
Supermouse! Rodents given gene scientists believe gave humans power of speech half a million years ago - and it made them faster at finding their way out of mazes

Daily Mail:
Natural born killers: Chimpanzees are inherently violent and wage war like their human 'cousins', study claims

Daily Mail:
Europe's family tree has a THIRD branch: Link found in genetic connection between Modern Europeans and Native Americans

The History Blog:
Neolithic necropolis with 20 monumental tombs found in France

Live Science:
Ancient Egyptian Woman with 70 Hair Extensions Discovered

Daily Mail:
The 2,300-year-old brain surgeons: Drill holes on ancient skulls reveal how gruesome procedure was performed on men from Siberian tribe

Daily Mail:
What lies beyond the third chamber? Archaeologists move further inside Alexander the Great tomb - but will it collapse?

The History Blog:
Archaeology students find Roman fort on the Rhine

Live Science:
King Richard III's Final Moments Were Quick & Brutal

Daily Mail:
Decoding Columbus' map: Scans could reveal hidden text on Martellus Atlas and shed light on 15th century civilizations

The Atlantic:
Before Computers, People Programmed Looms

Smithsonian Magazine:
Industrial Espionage and Cutthroat Competition Fueled the Rise of the Humble Harmonica

Gizmodo:
The World's First Powered Submarine Arrived 60 Years Before Its Time

Archaelogy Magazine:
Castaways

The Atlantic:
When Phone Operators Were Unruly Teenage Boys

Daily Mail:
Playing for time: The death-row inmates who received stays of execution for every baseball game they won

Smithsonian Magazine:
The Pay Phone's Journey From Patent to Urban Relic

The Atlantic:
Martha, the Very Last Passenger Pigeon

Smithsonian Magazine:
The Surprising Origin Story of Wonder Woman

io9:
Is This WWII-Era Cipher The Most Unbreakable Code Ever Written?

Daily Mail:
A moment in time: Solid gold Rolex given to Eisenhower for helping save Europe from the Nazis to become world's most expensive timepiece as it emerges for sale

The Atlantic:
Helen Keller and the Glove That Couldn't Hear

Gizmodo:
In the 1960s California had a serious plan to take water from Alaska

Daily Mail:
Did you know Goldfinger was a (nice) Nazi? Fifty years on, fabulous facts about the best Bond film ever

io9:
More Weird Facts You Probably Didn't Know About The Original Star Trek

Smithsonian Magazine:
Maine's Most Interesting Lighthouses

Gizmodo:
Man runs out of subway car and races it to get back in at next station

Gizmodo:
The Evolution of Flying Ships

The Atlantic:
Everything: You're Doing It Wrong

Gizmodo:
The Online Legacy of a Suicide Cult and the Webmasters Who Stayed Behind

Gizmodo:
The biggest comparison of sci-fi spaceships ever is complete at last

Gizmodo:
Short film: A lonely robot looking for friends is not what it seems

September 19, 2014

Space.com:
NASA's Newest Mars Orbiter Set for Red Planet Arrival on Sunday

Popular Science:
America's Drone Brain Makers Want To Create The DOS Of Flying Robots

Wired - Danger Room:
A Military-Grade Drone That Can Be Printed Anywhere

Daily Mail:
Birthday bumps for the Beluga! World's 'strangest-looking plane' celebrates 20 years since taking to the skies

Gizmodo:
Goodbye space shuttle carrier - and thank you for being awesome

Gizmodo:
Lockheed's New Laser Super Turret Could Change Air Combat Forever

Gizmodo:
America's Real WWII Flying Fortress Was The Massive Douglas XB-19

The Aviationist:
The famous episode when an Israeli Air Force F-15 was able to land with one wing.

The Aviationist:
Danish F-16 fighter pilot grows a mustache to honor a legendary U.S. Air Force ace pilot and becomes his look-alike

Spaceflight Insider:
Our Spaceflight Heritage: Vanguard 3

The Aviationist:
The First Arctic Flight - in 1914

September 18, 2014

CBC News:
Fireball over Rockies was Russian spy satellite, experts say

Spaceflight Now:
Mystery satellite blasts off from Florida on Atlas 5 rocket

Space Daily:
Astronauts eye China's future space station

Daily Mail:
Get ready for Mars! The capsule that will sit on top of the world's biggest rocket and one day take man to the red planet heads for the launchpad

Universe Today:
Repaired Opportunity Rover Readies For 'Marathon Valley' As It Transmits Martian Images

The Guardian:
India scents victory in Asian space race to Mars

Space Daily:
MAVEN on course for Mars Arrival Sept 21

Spaceflight Insider:
MAVEN preps for orbital insertion

Daily Mail:
Why is Rosetta's comet spewing jets of water? Mysterious plumes of vapour are spotted on 67P

Popular Science:
Where Is This Comet's Tail?

Gizmag:
NASA's Dawn spacecraft recovers after two malfunctions

Universe Today:
Radiation Blast Delays NASA Spacecraft's Arrival At Dwarf Planet Ceres

Space Daily:
Chandra Finds Planet That Makes Star Act Deceptively Old

Daily Mail:
The Milky Way's 219 MILLION stars mapped: Scientists spend 10 years creating world's most detailed chart of our galaxy

Discovery News:
Weird Little Galaxy Hides a Giant Black Hole

Daily Mail:
A star INSIDE a star: Scientists discover neutron star within a supergiant 200,000 light-years from Earth

September 17, 2014

The Weather Network:
Meteor spotted in the skies from Ohio to New Hampshire

Space Daily:
China completes construction of advanced space launch facility

Spaceflight Insider:
ULA set to launch mysterious CLIO satellite Sept. 16

Gizmag:
NASA selects Boeing and SpaceX to ferry astronauts to space station

Spaceflight Insider:
NASA selects commercial space companies to provide suborbital flight services

Spaceflight Insider:
Commercial Crew Program: and the winner(s) are...

Spaceflight Insider:
Proton rocket can compete with Falcon 9, says Russian space corporation

Spaceflight Now:
SpaceX ditches landing legs on next Falcon 9 flight

Spaceflight Now:
Measat, Optus get a boost from 75th Ariane 5 launch

Universe Today:
New Horizons Sights Tiny Pluto Moon As Spacecraft Races Toward Dwarf Planet

New Scientist:
New Horizons Spies Pluto's Tiny Moon Hydra

Discovery News:
DARPA Wants Orbital Satellite-Repairing Robots

io9:
The First Space Vessel Designed Entirely for Tourists

New Scientist:
Planets with Oddball Orbits Like Mercury Could Host Life

Space Daily:
Martian meteorite yields more evidence of the possibility of life on Mars

Daily Mail:
'Life could exist on Mars': Analysis of 1.3 billion-year-old meteorite suggests that the red planet is STILL habitable

September 16, 2014

Daily Mail:
Rosetta's daring landing site announced: Philae probe will touchdown next to huge boulders on 'head' of comet 67P

Discovery News:
Rosetta Lander to Touch Down on Comet's Small Lobe

New Scientist:
Rosetta: landing site chosen for first comet mission

Universe Today:
Comet's Head Selected as Landing Site for Rosetta's Historic Philae Lander

Universe Today:
Martian Ctl-Alt-Del: NASA Resets Opportunity Rover's Memory, Stopping The Science Hiatus

Gizmag:
ESA's bug-eyed "fly-eye" telescope watch for Earth-threatening asteroids

Daily Mail:
Do tiny diamonds prove that the 'Big Freeze' was caused by a cosmic impact? Nanocrystals hint that asteroid hit Earth 12,800 years ago

September 15, 2014

Daily Mail:
Meteor or a missile launch? Mystery as strange shining object streaks across the San Francisco night sky

Digital Journal:
Mysterious lights in West Coast sky likely from meteor

CTV News:
Social media lights up after meteor dazzles above B.C.

Huffington Post Canada:
Meteor Streaks Across Vancouver Skies And Beyond (PHOTO)

KING5:
Hundreds of reports of meteor but no confirmation

Spaceflight Now:
Solar storm's impacts to spacecraft should be limited

Daily Mail:
Curiosity's FINAL destination: Mars rover finally reaches target Mount Sharp two years after landing

Discovery News:
Curiosity Reaches Mount Sharp to Look for Life's Niches

New Scientist:
Curiosity reaching science peak after years of driving

Space.com:
NASA's Curiosity Rover on Mars Arrives at Mountain Destination

Universe Today:
An Incredible Journey, Mars Curiosity Rover Reaches the Base of Mount Sharp

Daily Mail:
Deep space here we come! Orion shuttle designed to fly astronauts to Mars is prepped for test flight

Spaceflight Insider:
Orion moves to PHSF in preparation for first flight

Universe Today:
NASA's First Completed Orion Takes First Step on Journey to the Launch Pad

Universe Today:
Astronaut Snaps Amazing Picture Of His Crewmates Returning To Earth

Astrobiology Magazine:
Mars' Black Beauty

Space Daily:
First evidence for water ice clouds found outside solar system

Space.com:
Mystery of 'Hot Jupiter' Planets' Crazy Orbits May Be Solved

Astrobiology Magazine:
In the Zone. The Venus Zone: Seeking the Twin of our Twin Among the Stars

Universe Today:
'Venus Zone': The Anti-Habitable Area Around A Star That Can Breed Hell

Space.com:
20-Year Mystery of the Universe's Brightest Objects Solved

Universe Today:
Elemental Mystery: Lithium Is Also Rare Outside Of The Milky Way

Daily Mail:
Are aliens hiding on MOONS? Hunting for ET on planets' satellites may be our best chance at first contact, claims expert

WEEKEND EDITION: September 13 through September 14, 2014

Daily Mail:
Maybe we shouldn't be looking quite so hard for the God particle - it could destroy the universe, warns Stephen Hawking

Popular Science:
Quantum Mechanics Saves Grandfathers From Time Travelers

Gizmodo:
How precise is one degree of longitude or latitude?

Gizmodo:
Watch the clouds run away from this volcano eruption

Popular Science:
'Primordial Soup' Computer Model Tracks The Beginning Of Life At The Atomic Level

Daily Mail:
Life began on Earth 60 MILLION years earlier than first thought, soil analysis reveals

Daily Mail:
The cat and dog-sized creatures which gave birth to dinosaurs: Fossil finds reveal dinosaurs evolved from small reptiles much earlier than thought

io9:
Dreadnoughtus, A Newly Discovered Supermassive Dinosaur, By The Numbers

io9:
These Newly-Discovered Titans Once Stomped Around Africa

Daily Mail:
Terrifying 'swimming dinosaur' unearthed: Fossils of 97-million-year-old Spinosaurus reveal giant predator ate sharks whole

Stuff NZ:
Spinosaurus a very weird killer, bigger than T Rex

Stuff NZ:
Ancient flying reptile named after Avatar

Daily Mail:
Fossils of Jurassic 'squirrels' suggest mammals roamed the Earth 40 MILLION YEARS earlier than first thought

Science Magazine:
Clues to animal extinctions found on the walls of Egyptian tombs

Smithsonian Magazine:
Egypt's Mammal Extinctions Tracked Through 6,000 Years of Art

Science Magazine:
'Third eye' helps sea turtles sense changes in seasons

Daily Mail:
Are fish as intelligent as CHIMPS? Trout team up and communicate with eels to help them hunt prey

Daily Mail:
Unearthed in 'perfect condition' after 4,000 years: Russian knight's suit of armour made of BONE

Gizmag:
Digital mapping uncovers 'super henge' that dwarfed Stonehenge

Daily Mail:
The hidden empire below Stonehenge: Radar scanners find 17 more sites near ancient stones

Gizmag:
Hidden archeology of Stonehenge revealed in new geophysical map

New York Times:
Among the Ancient Stones, Magic as Potent as Ever

Live Science:
3,000-Year-Old Golden Bowl Hides a Grisly Archaeological Tale

Daily Mail:
Does the Alexander the Great-era tomb contain treasure after all? Figurines offer hope that plundered site still holds secrets

Daily Mail:
Was Robin Hood from YORKSHIRE? Outlaw has more ties to the county than Nottinghamshire, claims expert

Gizmodo:
Archaeologists Just Discovered a 1,000-Year-Old Viking Fortress

Daily Mail:
Viking 'ring fortress' discovered in Denmark may have been used to launch invasion of England in 1013

Daily Mail:
London as you've never seen it mapped before: Evolution of the capital revealed from Shakespeare's time to the hidden world of today's underground city

Daily Mail:
Queen Elizabeth I's secret outfit: X-ray of famous Tudor portrait reveals wing-like veil hidden by 18th century 'airbrush'

Daily Mail:
Minted! Dug up in an English field, a $1.6 MILLION 'perfect' US threepenny bit from the time of the Pilgrim Fathers

Daily Mail:
One battle Napoleon could never win: How little emperor's wife Josephine insisted on pre-nup to keep his hands off her assets

Daily Mail:
The £20 million replica of the ship which helped create the American revolution: French General Layfette's frigate which took him to America to fight the British in 1780 is reborn and will set sail for US next year

Daily Mail:
Definitive painting of George Washington painting to be restored in 18-month project to start a 'refresh' of presidential portraits

The History Blog:
1833 Meteor Storm Started Citizen Science

Daily Mail:
Canada finds one of two missing British explorer ships that became trapped in the Arctic ice more than 160 years ago - forcing the 129 men on board 'to turn to cannibalism before they perished'

io9:
For Centuries, This Mystical Jewish Sect Lived Hidden In Plain Sight

Smithsonian Magazine:
The Legend of What Actually Lived in the "No Man's Land" Between World War I's Trenches

The History Blog:
Roam 1930s and 40s America in 170,000 pictures

Los Angeles Times:
Coordinating Los Angeles air defenses in 1941

Daily Mail:
The car that almost bankrupted Daimler: Limousine was designed by chairman's wife to revive company ? but instead crocodile skin trim, electronic windows and silk upholstery were nearly its ruin

io9:
Declassified Documents Reveal US Plan for Alaska in a Russian Invasion

Gizmodo:
One of the most amazing nuclear explosions ever recorded on film

Daily Mail:
Navy's mysterious 'elephant cage' in San Diego will be demolished as secrecy still surrounds what giant antennae discovered in Cold War

The Atlantic:
The First 'Picturephone' for Video Chatting Was a Colossal Failure

Gizmodo:
Neither rain, nor fog, nor wind stops Boeing's laser weapon destroying targets

The Atlantic:
Twisted: The Battle to Be the World's Largest Ball of Twine

September 12, 2014

Discovery News:
Incoming! Sun Launches Two CMEs at Earth

Popular Science:
What You Need To Know About The Solar Storm Headed For Earth

Space.com:
Photos of Sun's Major X1.6 Solar Flare (Sept. 10, 2014)

Space.com:
Back-to-Back Sun Storms May Supercharge Earth's Northern Lights

Spaceflight Now:
International Space Station crew back on Earth

Air & Space Magazine:
Star Trek's U.S.S. Enterprise to Boldly Go Back to the Workshop

Popular Science:
The New Inflatable Chinese Drone: Battlefield Balloons?

Gizmodo:
Iris+ is the first consumer drone to be able to follow its user

Gizmodo:
Why The USAF's Massive $10 Billion Global Hawk UAV Is Worth The Money

Wired - Beyond Apollo:
Three Pathways to the 1980s

Danger Room:
How the Red Baron's Knockoff Aircraft Became the First Great Warplane

Daily Mail:
Yours for £2.5m - last of The Few who defied Hitler's Luftwaffe...but sole surviving Hurricane from the Battle of Britain may end up in America

Daily Mail:
Death from above without warning: 70 years after the first one fell, interactive map reveals just where Hitler's V2 rockets killed thousands of British civilians in final months of WW2

Popular Science:
The Lunar Rover: Designing and Unpacking a Car on the Moon

Daily Mail:
One last blast: Bottle of Cognac downed by Russian cosmonauts shortly before their deaths goes up for auction

September 11, 2014

Spaceflight Now:
Space station crew set for return to Earth Wednesday

Discovery News:
Space Station to Host First Ever Female Cosmonaut

Space Daily:
MAVEN Spacecraft Makes Final Preparations For Mars

Spaceflight Now:
Orion spacecraft ready for launch preparations

Popular Science:
Crops Grow On Fake Moon And Mars Soil

Daily Mail:
Rosetta maps comet's 'continents': From sheer cliffs to deep craters, colourful graphic reveals different terrains of 67P

New Scientist:
No easy parking spot for first-ever comet landing

Discovery News:
Rosetta's Lander Philae Snaps Mind-Blowing Comet Selfie

Space Daily:
Bright Clumps in Saturn Ring Now Mysteriously Scarce

Space.com:
Moon Offers Dress Rehearsal for October Total Lunar Eclipse

Gizmodo:
How Long Humans Can Live in Space - and What Happens if We Stay Too Long

September 10, 2014

Discovery News:
Nicaragua 'Meteorite' Probably Wasn't a Meteorite

The Guardian:
Nasa questions whether crater in Nicaragua caused by meteorite

KRQE:
Video: Meteor seen flashing through ABQ sky

Spaceflight Insider:
Different vehicles - different purposes: Orion and the Commercial Crew contenders

Space Daily:
How NASA's New Carbon Observatory Will Help Us Understand Alien Worlds

Space Daily:
Robots do battle over Mars exploration

Space.com:
Mars Probes from US and India Arrive at Red Planet This Month

Universe Today:
Very Large Telescope Zooms-in on Rosetta's Comet

4770103 Discovery News:
Gliese 15Ab: The Closest Known Super-Earth?

Daily Mail:
How would YOU be affected if Earth was hit by an asteroid? Interactive map reveals devastating damage a space rock would inflict if it hit cities around the world

September 9, 2014

Daily Mail:
Was 39ft-wide crater made by 'pitbull' asteroid that buzzed past Earth last night? Explosion in Nicaraguan capital may have been caused by rogue shard

Discovery News:
Meteorite Smashes into Nicaraguan Capital

RT.com:
Great balls of fire: Meteor illuminates Spanish skyline (VIDEO)

Spaceflight Now:
Clandestine spy satellite launched by China

Spaceflight Insider:
NASA's first Orion crew capsule ready for flight

Universe Today:
China's Yutu Rover Is Still Alive, Reports Say, As Lunar Panorama Released

Daily Mail:
Rosetta's comet has no ice and is 'darker than charcoal': 'Surprising' discovery made after probe sends back its first report

Discovery News:
Weird Comet Is Darker Than Charcoal

Scientific American:
Jupiter's Moon Europa Has Plate Tectonics Like Earth's

New Scientist:
Europa's icy plate tectonics may support life

Astrobiology Magazine:
Solar System Simulation Reveals Planetary Mystery

Scientific American:
SpaceX Rocket Base to Be Built Near Endangered Sea Turtle Nesting Beach

September 8, 2014

Johannesburg Mail & Guardian:
Remembering Zimbabwe's great alien invasion

Air & Space Magazine:
Undocumented Alien

Gizmodo:
Space Station Defies Humans, Launches Satellites Without Permission

Discovery News:
Space Station's Cubesat Launcher has Mind of its Own

Spaceflight Now:
SpaceX achieves back-to-back successes for AsiaSat

Spaceflight Now:
AsiaSat CEO says Cape Canaveral has drawbacks

Spaceflight Now:
Two satellites placed in orbit by Chinese rocket

Air & Space Magazine:
New ISS Experiment Tests Organisms' Survival Skills in Space

Discovery News:
Station's Robot Gets Its Space Legs

New Scientist:
'Soccer-ball' robots to patrol space for deadly junk

Universe Today:
NASA Curiosity Rover Missing 'Scientific Focus And Detail' In Mars Mission: Review

Discovery News:
Curiosity Watches the Martian Clouds Drift By

Daily Mail:
Mystery of the missing Europa geysers: Disappearance of water vapour jets from Jupiter's moon leaves scientists baffled

Universe Today:
The Rains Of Titan Change When They Hit Underground Reservoirs: Study

Universe Today:
How Do You Land on a Comet? Very Carefully.

Space.com:
Whoops! So-Called 'Asteroid' Is Actually a Comet

Universe Today:
One Planet, Two Stars: A System More Common Than Previously Thought

Daily Mail:
Now that's an AIRplane! Homemade inflatable drone reaches speeds of 120mph

WEEKEND EDITION: September 6 through September 7, 2014

Daily Galaxy:
The Black Hole at the Beginning of Time --"We may have Emerged from a Black Hole in a Higher-Dimensional Universe"

Forbes:
What If The Big Bang Was A 4D Black Hole Instead?

Extreme Tech:
Pixels of the universe: Experiment begins to see if the universe is a 2D hologram

The Atlantic:
A Fascinating Short Film About the Multiverse

Wired:
Radical New Theory Could Kill the Multiverse Hypothesis

Popular Science:
"Da Gou", China's Own Big Dog Robot

IEEE Spectrum:
Will Superintelligent AIs Be Our Doom?

io9:
The Spellbinding Mathematical GIFs Of Dave Whyte

Gizmag:
Robotic raptors look and fly like the real thing

Gizmodo:
How the Enormous Mirrors on the World's Largest Telescope Are Made

Gizmodo:
The Secret Tech Behind Disney's Haunted Mansion Illusions

Wired - Danger Room:
Army's New Laser Cannon Blasts Drones Out of the Sky, Even in Fog

Astrobiology Magazine:
DNA May Have Had Humble Beginnings As Nutrient Carrier

Daily Mail:
The dinosaur heavier than a BOEING 737: New species discovered that weighed a staggering 65 tons

Daily Mail:
How our earliest relatives only went out at night: Researchers find first relatives of mammals were nocturnal creatures

io9:
Did The Giant Sloth Die Out Less Than 150 Years Ago?

The Telegraph:
Radioactive wild boar roaming the forests of Germany

Daily Mail:
Monkey see, monkey do! Marmosets learn trick to opening a treat-filled box by watching HOW-TO VIDEOS in the wild

Daily Mail:
Were Neanderthals ARTISTS? Rock engraving is proof that our ancient cousins were intelligent and creative, experts claim

The Guardian:
Neanderthal abstract art found in Gibraltar cave

Smithsonian Magazine:
What the Scottish Independence Referendum Could Mean for Orkney

Daily Mail:
Stonehenge WAS completely round: 5,000 year mystery solved by groundsman who couldn't water part of the circle because his hosepipe was too short

Smithsonian Magazine:
What Lies Beneath Stonehenge?

The History Blog:
Conserving St. Ambrose's 4th-century silk tunics

Daily Mail:
Grave of fearsome 11th c. warrior found in Siberia

The History Blog:
'Extremely rare' early Christian charm discovered: 1,500-year-old 'magical' papyrus is first to refer to Last Supper

io9:
The Lost Dinosaurs of New York's Central Park

Smithsonian Magazine:
College Students Studied These Mail-Order Sea Creatures in the Late 1800s

io9:
Photos from the Days When Thousands of Cables Crowded the Skies

Gizmodo:
Uber Is Currently Fighting the Battle That Jitneys Lost 100 Years Ago

The Guardian:
The big Australian science picnic of 1914

Popular Science:
What My Mother Learned from Einstein

Popular Science:
The Rise Of The Tank Before World War II

Gizmodo:
Inside the Fantastic World of Disney's Most Famous Art Director

Smithsonian Magazine:
How the Voyage of the Kon-Tiki Misled the World About Navigating the Pacific

Daily Mail:
The citizen agents of 'Project Washtub': Declassified Cold War-era documents reveal FBI program that trained Alaskan residents as operatives against a Russian invasion

The Guardian:
A brief history of psychedelic psychiatry

Gizmodo:
The Jetsons Amusement Park Ride That Never Was

io9:
That Time Lloyds of London Insured The Loch Ness Monster

io9:
These Beautiful Giant Sculptures Support Power Lines With Style

September 5, 2014

Discovery News:
'House-Sized' Asteroid to Buzz Earth on Sunday

Stuff NZ:
New-found asteroid to fly over New Zealand

io9:
Have Scientists Solved The Mystery Behind The Sun's 11-Year Cycle?

io9:
A Chart Of Every Mission Traveling In Our Solar System Right Now

Daily Mail:
Back on the bombing run: One of the last two flying Lancasters pays tribute to the 55,000 Bomber Boys who never returned with flight on the route thousands of sorties took to target the Nazis

Daily Mail:
Flying low! Algae-covered WWII warplane sunk off the coast of Turkey is an underwater playground for divers

The Aviationist:
[Video] Flying at treetop altitude with a Russian Mach 3 Mig-25 Foxbat interceptor

io9:
The Moon Landing Went Far Better Than the Practice Landing

Daily Mail:
'Houston - we've had a problem': Transcript of Apollo 13's chilling SOS to mission control moments after explosion ripped through spacecraft is up for sale

Discovery News:
Why Did Apollo Astronauts Keep Wiping Out on the Moon?

BBC News:
SR-71 Blackbird: The Cold War's ultimate spy plane

Gizmodo:
Watch a Pilot Snag Cold War Spy Satellite Footage as It Falls From Orbit

Air & Space Magazine:
The Truth About the MiG-29

The Guardian:
Soviet space dogs - in pictures

September 4, 2014

Science Magazine:
NASA extends seven planetary missions

Spaceflight Now:
NASA orders extra checks on SMAP's deployable antenna

Space.com:
China to Launch Recoverable Moon Orbiter Prototype This Year

Spaceflight Now:
Japan nears launch of probe to retrieve asteroid samples

Spaceflight Now:
Air Force mission to continue monitoring GEO

Discovery News:
DNews: Mars to Barely Dodge a Massive Cometary Bullet

Astrobiology Magazine:
Modeling Sulfur in the Archean Atmosphere

Daily Mail:
Welcome to Laniakea, your home: Stunning new 3D map reveals gigantic super-cluster of galaxies that contains our own Milky Way

Popular Science:
Pentagon Wants Artificial Intelligence In Future Fighters

The DEW Line:
Draken's New Model Air Force

io9:
What If We Tried to Fly On Alien Worlds?

September 3, 2014

Universe Today:
Heat Protecting Back Shell Tiles Installed on NASA's Orion EFT-1 Spacecraft Set for Dec. 2014 Launch

Space War:
US Space Debris Tracking Site To Be Built In Western Australia

Popular Science:
This Weird Tumbleweed Robot Might Change Planetary Exploration

Space.com:
Cosmic Quest: Who Really Discovered Neptune?

New Scientist:
Voyager 2's view of solar system's edge will be unique

Air & Space Magazine:
Alien Life May Thrive on an Exotic Kind of Carbon Dioxide

Space.com:
Masten Space Systems Aims High on XS-1 Military Space Plane Project

Space.com:
US Air Force Museum to Restore Retired Titan Rocket

September 2, 2014

The Staten Island Advocate:
Wagner Planetarium director Dennis Anderson ponders UFOs and the enigma of the 'Arthur Kill Lights'

Asbury Park Press:
Weird NJ: The Double Trouble mystery spot

Space.com:
US Air Force's Secretive X-37B Space Plane Passes 600 Days in Orbit

Space.com:
Secretive Space Plane Passes Moon and Rigel in Night Sky - Video

Spaceflight Insider:
Russian Foton-M4 capsule lands with dead "sex geckos"

Spaceflight Now:
Russian spacecraft back on Earth after six-week mission

The Guardian:
Russia confirms death of five geckos on space sex mission

IEEE Spectrum:
Two Galileo Satellites Are Parked In the Wrong Spots

Spaceflight Now:
Solar arrays deployed on stranded Galileo satellites

Spaceflight Now:
SpaceX blames rocket explosion on bad sensor

Spaceflight Insider:
Scrub Of Asiasat 6 Could Impact Launch Of Spacex's Crs-4 Mission

Universe Today:
25 Days from Mars - India's MOM is in Good Health!

Discovery News:
Mars Rover Opportunity To Have Memory Wiped

Universe Today:
Rosetta Now Up Close to Comet 67P - Snapping Mapping Mosaics for Momentous Philae Landing

Spaceflight Now:
Follow-up destinations considered for New Horizons

Daily Mail:
Crash, bang, wallop - what a planet! Nasa spots huge asteroid collision that could result in new Earth-like body

The Guardian:
Ardbeg distillery anticipates zero gravity single malt's return to Earth

Space.com:
What to Wear in Space: Spacesuit Chic with Final Frontier Design

New Scientist:
Soviet dog spacesuit for pooches with the right stuff

Gizmodo:
US Video: Unmanned F-16 jet dodges a live missile for the first time

Gizmodo:
New Panoramic Images Show Area 51's New Mystery Hangar Is Gigantic

LABOR DAY WEEKEND EDITION: August 30 through September 1, 2014

Gizmodo:
Physicists Want To Know If We're All Actually Living in a Hologram

Universe Today:
What Time is It in the Universe?

Space.com:
Proton Fusion, the Sun's Power Source, Explained (Infographic)

Popular Science:
The Weird Ways Of Superfluid Helium

BBC News:
Robotics: How machines see the world

Business Week:
Robots That Show Their Softer Side

Gizmag:
DeepFlight Dragon set to usher in the era of the personal submarine

Gizmodo:
Watch This Cloud Of Rusty Balls Shape-Shift Into an Airborne Labyrinth

Daily Mail:
Watch the incredible walking fish that reveals how our ancestors left the water to take their first steps on land

Daily Mail:
Get down to the dinosaur disco: Prehistoric 'social area' in Utah packed with over 200 prehistoric tracks from ten different animals set to open to the public

Daily Mail:
Did this dinosaur nest have a 'babysitter'? 120 million-year-old fossils reveal older sibling looked after its brothers and sisters

Daily Mail:
Farmers unearth 60,000-year-old MAMMOTH in family gravel pit: Rare skeleton of giant Ice Age creature is 90% complete

Stuff NZ:
Toad personalities key to territorial takeover

The Guardian:
From the archive, 29 August 1961: Why chimps are no chumps

Daily Mail:
No ordinary toddler: Researchers find the young brains of our ancestors did not experience 'growth spurt' - making them less human than we thought

Daily Mail:
Stone Age spears were as lethal as BULLETS: Stone-tipped weapons made large wounds to bring down big game

The Atlantic:
The Other Neanderthal

Live Science:
Ancient Arabian Stones Hint at How Humans Migrated Out of Africa

Daily Mail:
The hard life of Kennewick Man - the first American - is revealed: Mysterious 9,000-year-old nomad had cracked ribs, a spear in his hip and a wrecked shoulder

Smithsonian Magazine:
The Kennewick Man Finally Freed to Share His Secrets

Science Magazine:
The strange history of the North American Arctic

Daily Mail:
Mystery of the ESSEX sarcophagus: Auctioneer discovers 3,000-year-old cobweb-covered coffin lid inside a wall

Daily Mail:
Could Greece's mystery tomb lie intact? Well-preserved headless sphinxes hint that grave dating back to Alexander the Great may be untouched

Daily Mail:
Game over for Greece's mystery grave: Tomb raiders plundered site in antiquity - dashing hopes of finding artefacts dating back to Alexander the Great's reign

Smithsonian Magazine:
New Analysis Suggests Utah's Famous Rock Art Is Surprisingly Recent

Salt Lake Tribune:
Utah's famous Canyonlands rock art unexpectedly recent

Daily Mail:
Grave of 'giant' warlord horseman revealed: Elaborate 11th century burial shows warrior lost left arm in his final battle

Smithsonian Magazine:
Gift from Charles Darwin found in Danish museum

Daily Mail:
Archaeologists uncover two ancient Mayan cities dating back to 600-1000AD that were hidden in the Mexican jungle

The History Blog:
Two Mayan cities found in Yucatan jungle

Smithsonian Magazine:
Your Guide to the Three Weeks of 1814 That We Today Call the War of 1812

Gizmodo:
The Overgrown, Disused Railway That Still Runs Around Paris

io9:
A Historic Experiment Shows Why We Might Not Want to Debate Fanatics

Smithsonian Magazine:
The Blockbuster World War I Film that Brought Home the Traumatic Impact of War

Air & Space Magazine:
Diary of a World War I Ace

io9:
The Secret German Scheme To Invade America Before The First World War

The History Blog:
Action Comics #1 shatters record at auction

io9:
Secrets of the Manhattan Project Leaked 1500 Times During World War II

Live Science:
Photos of 'Yeti Footprints' Hit the Auction Block

Air & Space Magazine:
The Great Big, Beautiful Tomorrow

Inside Science:
Half The World's Languages May Be Endangered

Gizmag:
In Photos: Highlights from the Quail and Rolex Monterey Motorsports events

Smithsonian Magazine:
10 Historic Canal Towns to Visit That Aren't Venice

IEEE Spectrum:
Electromagnetic Warfare Is Here

August 29, 2014

Spaceflight Now:
NASA commits to developing new heavy-lift rocket

Space.com:
Space Launch System: NASA's Giant Rocket Explained (Infographic)

Space.com:
Photos: NASA's Space Launch System for Deep Space Flights

Space.com:
Space Launch System Launch | Animated Simulation

Air & Space Magazine:
The Rockets That Inspired Francis Scott Key

Jalopnik:
This Rare Photo Shows The Most Sensitive Part Of A Combat Aircraft

Gizmodo:
Pilot takes off from car road in the Alps to do some crazy acrobatics

io9:
The Strangest Hot-Air Balloons To Ever Grace The Skies

Air & Space Magazine:
Where NASA Learned to Spacewalk

Air & Space Magazine:
When Sputnik Crashed in Wisconsin

Air & Space Magazine:
Cancelled: The Gregor FDB-1

Gizmodo:
Of Course the First Object Ever Recovered From Orbit Was for Spying

io9:
This 1965 Soviet Documentary About Lunar Colonization Is Astounding

August 28, 2014

Daily Mail:
Blast Off! Nasa says agency is 'firmly committed' to building world's biggest rocket - but admits it might not make its first test flight until 2018

Spaceflight Now:
NASA commits to developing new heavy-lift rocket

Spaceflight Now:
SpaceX calls off launch to 'triple-check' rocket

Universe Today:
Rosetta's Comet Looms In The Dark In Close-Up Spacecraft Shot

Daily Mail:
Could airships replace satellites? Nasa planning $4m contest to create giant blimps that could float at 65,000 feet and house surveillance equipment and space telescopes

Daily Mail:
Disney wants to patent puppets controlled by DRONES: Terrifying marionettes could soar through the skies, application reveals

August 27, 2014

Universe Today:
Rocket 'Anomaly' Blamed For Putting European Navigation Satellites Into Wrong Orbits

NASA-Spaceflight.com:
SpaceX makes late call to delay ASIASAT-6 launch

Daily Mail:
Could a robot army help us find alien life? Nasa's ant-like 'swarmies' will scour hostile planets for water and rocket fuel

Discovery News:
Weird Microscopic Structure Found In Mars Meteorite

Daily Mail:
Water clouds discovered beyond the solar system for the FIRST time

Science Magazine:
Water clouds tentatively detected just 7 light-years from Earth

Gizmag:
Northrop Grumman gives early look at its XS-1 Experimental Spaceplane design

Gizmag:
Goodyear's new Wingfoot One airship officially goes into service

Gizmag:
New control method enables drones to land autonomously on moving vehicles

Popular Science:
Watch A Robot Ride A Hovercycle

Gizmag:
Scientists developing remote-control cyborg moths

Air & Space Magazine:
How the 737 Got Its Hamster Mouth

August 26, 2014

The Space Review:
Orbital manoeuvres in the dark: Apollo 11's UFO

Daily Mail:
Pentagon's top-secret hypersonic weapon explodes in mystery Alaska fireball: Flaming missile that can hit anywhere on Earth in an hour lights up the sky for hundreds of miles around

Daily Mail:
Where will the Rosetta mission land? Esa shortlists five possible sites for the first-ever landing on a comet

Universe Today:
5 Landing Site Candidates Selected for Rosetta's Historic Philae Comet Lander

Spaceflight Now:
Board to report on Galileo launch mishap in two weeks

Universe Today:
Curiosity Skips Drilling, Resumes Mount Sharp Trek after Pounding Slippery Rock at Martian Valley of Slippery Sands

Universe Today:
India's Maiden Mars Mission One Month out from Red Planet Arrival

Spaceflight Now:
New Horizons, on course for Pluto, crosses Neptune orbit

Spaceflight Now:
Concept for XS-1 Military Space Plane Unveiled

August 25, 2014

Scientific American:
Neptune Visit Hits 25th Anniversary

Daily Mail:
Take a scenic tour of Neptune's moon: 'Best-ever' global colour map of Triton created from restored 1989 film

Daily Mail:
Is this America's new 'space taxi'? Boeing blasts into the lead in race to replace the shuttle

Gizmodo:
Northrop Grumman Shows Off Its Experimental Spaceplane Concept

Daily Mail:
Elon, we have a problem! SpaceX rocket EXPLODES during Central Texas test flight in major failure for inventor and Tesla chief Musk's space transport company

Spaceflight Now:
SpaceX test mishap prompts delay of Falcon 9 launch

Daily Mail:
The £4.4 billion Brussels space fiasco: Now European Union's bid to create publicly-funded rival to GPS goes wrong as satellites are blasted into the wrong orbit

Spaceflight Now:
Inquiry into Galileo launch anomaly to focus on Fregat

Space Daily:
Electric Sparks May Alter Evolution of Lunar Soil

Air & Space Magazine:
Cubesats to the Moon (Mars and Saturn, Too)

Universe Today:
Surf Saturn's Rings In Amazing Raw Cassini Images From This Week

Daily Mail:
Saturn's rings formed 4.4 billion years ago: New evidence suggests they are '10 times' older than previously thought

Gizmodo:
Why NASA Launched One of the Blackest Materials Ever Made Into Space

Gizmodo:
Beautiful Images of Astronauts Releasing Nanosatellites Into Space

io9:
The Destruction Of A Spacecraft In A High-Definition Timelapse

Gizmag:
New control method enables drones to land autonomously on moving vehicles

Gizmag:
Scientists developing remote-control cyborg moths

Gizmodo:
How an alien race may transform barren worlds into living paradises

WEEKEND EDITION: August 23 through August 24, 2014

Daily Mail:
Quantum Gravity Expert Says "Philosophical Superficiality" Has Harmed Physics

Wired:
This Guy Just Built a Mind-Controlled Robot

Daily Mail:
Hitchbot has made it! Welly-wearing robot completes his journey across Canada - and no one tried to steal him

Gizmag:
World's fastest camera captures 4.4 trillion frames per second

The Atlantic:
A Secret Code in Google Translate?

Smithsonian Magazine:
This Weird, 500 Million-Year-Old Spiky Worm With Legs Actually Has a Descendant

Live Science:
Ancient Toothless Pterosaurs Once Dominated the World's Skies

Smithsonian Magazine:
100 Years After Her Death, Martha, the Last Passenger Pigeon, Still Resonates

Science Magazine:
First-ever illustrated global bird classification reveals 400 new species

Science Magazine:
Mysterious penguin disease spreads to Antarctica

Daily Mail:
Abandoned baby dolphin is adopted by a female from a completely different species

Science Magazine:
Pygmies' small stature evolved many times

Daily Mail:
Neanderthals were expert butchers: Ancient hunters only took the choicest cuts from mammoths, bones reveal

Daily Mail:
Neanderthals and modern humans 'overlapped' in Europe for up to 5,400 years - and DID interbreed

Archaelogy Magazine:
America, in the Beginning

Archaelogy Magazine:
Erbil Revealed

Daily Mail:
Why was Stonehenge built? 'Groundbreaking' discovery of 15 new monuments suggests the answer could lie BENEATH the ground

The History Blog:
Wealth of pottery found in Corinth tomb

The History Blog:
Guercino masterpiece stolen from Modena church

Daily Mail:
The real-life Uncle Sam: How an Upstate New York slaughterhouse owner came to symbolize a nation

The History Blog:
Victorian railway flying arches saved and reinstalled

Gizmodo:
Zipping from San Francisco to Oakland in 5 Minutes

Air & Space Magazine:
Artifacts of the Great War

Wired:
The WWI Battleships That Saved (And Doomed) the British Empire

Popular Science:
How The Panama Canal Changed The Shape Of War

Smithsonian Magazine:
How an American Missionary Helped Capture the First Panda Given to the U.S.

Gizmodo:
Less than two percent of the Hiroshima bomb's uranium actually detonated

Gizmodo:
Russia's Giant Soviet Era Lightning Machine Is Terrifying

Gizmag:
Largest ship ever built for the Royal Australian Navy begins final sea trials

Gizmag:
In Photos: Highlights from Pebble Beach's concept lawn and Concours d'Elegance

Gizmag:
Best from the block: Highlights from the Pebble Beach collectible car auctions

Gizmodo:
These guys are so strong that they can walk invisible walls in the air

Gizmodo:
A Guide To Surviving Your First Burning Man

August 22, 2014

Space.com:
European Probe Survives Daring Dive Through Venus Atmosphere

Popular Science:
This is What Curiosity Looks Like After Two Years On Mars

Popular Science:
When NASA Launched Stardust, They Had No Way To Retrieve Its Samples

Popular Science:
A Volcanic Asteroid Roamed Our Solar System Billions Of Years Ago

Science Magazine:
The star that exploded at the dawn of time

Daily Mail:
Nasa megarocket that could take man to Mars is so loud it could damage nearby buildings when it blasts off

Air & Space Magazine:
Aviation's Sexiest Racer

August 21, 2014

Spaceflight Now:
Russian RD-180 rocket engines delivered to ULA

Spaceflight Now:
Chinese, Polish satellites launched by Long March

Space Daily:
Life on Mars? Implications of a newly discovered mineral-rich structure

Scientific American:
Sierra Nevada's Space Plane in the Chase with SpaceX and Boeing to Win NASA Nod

Wired - Beyond Apollo:
This Was Your Daddy's (Or Possibly Grand-Daddy's) Space Station

Wired - Beyond Apollo:
A 1996 Plan to Use NASA's Oldest Orbiter to Make Money on the Moon

Wired - Beyond Apollo:
Pluto: Doorway to the Stars (1962)

Gizmag:
VV-Plane concept designed to do some heavy lifting and revolutionize cargo transport

Wired:
The Humble WWI Biplane That Helped Launch Commercial Flight

Daily Mail:
Back, in the USSR: Inside Russia's retro 'Star City' where cosmonauts have trained for 50 years

August 20, 2014

The Huntsville Times:
Fyffe commemorates 1989 UFO sightings with annual festival Saturday

Daily Mail:
PLANKTON found in space: Sea creatures are discovered living on the exterior of the ISS

Discovery News:
Space Plane Tech Could Power Aircraft For US Military

Discovery News:
Curiosity Scrubs Mars Rock, Possible Drilling Target

ABC Australia:
Rare meteorite points to volcanism in early solar system

io9:
Now You Can Truly Appreciate the Size of Comet Churymov-Gerasimenko

New Scientist:
Just how rare is intelligent life in the universe?

Gizmag:
Robotic vehicles team up on first fully autonomous mission demonstration

Popular Science:
Autonomous X-47B Flies In Formation With Fighter Aircraft

Gizmag:
A closer look at the Malloy Aeronautics Hoverbike

Popular Science:
NASA's Greased Lightning Tests Vertical Takeoff

August 19, 2014

Spaceflight Now:
Spacewalkers deploy satellite, tend to experiments

Universe Today:
One That Fell to Earth: Researchers Reveal 2012 Novoto Meteorite Took a Beating

Space.com:
Curiosity Rover on Mars Stalled by 'Hidden Valley' Sand Trap

New Scientist:
NASA's Next Mars Lander Will Peer Deep into Planet's History

Daily Mail:
Could these 'missiles' find life on Mars? Probes could be fired off to red planet to look for alien life, scientists claim

Gizmag:
A new technique may allow for the detection of moons orbiting distant exoplanets

io9:
Scientific Error Delayed the Search for Alien Life

Space.com:
Space Plane Tech Could Power Hypersonic Aircraft? for US Military

Gizmag:
VertiKUL drone "delivers" on both hovering and forward flight

Gizmodo:
How One New Drone Tech Finally Allows All-Seeing Surveillance

Gizmodo:
Unmanned Drones Landing Autonomously Next to F-18s Is a Very Big Deal

The Aviationist:
Pilots explain how the Convair F-102 Delta Dagger intercepted Soviet bombers in the 1950s

August 18, 2014

Daily Mail:
Human life could be wiped out on March 16, 2880 because a huge asteroid is hurtling towards Earth - and experts don't know how to stop it

Scientific American:
Near-Earth Asteroid Held Together by Unknown Force

Discovery News:
Interstellar Dust Discovered Inside NASA Spacecraft

Spaceflight Now:
Cygnus cargo craft flies away from space station

Universe Today:
Cygnus Commercial Cargo Ship 'Janice Voss' Finishes Resupply Mission and Departs Space Station

Universe Today:
Cygnus Cargo Carrier Concludes with Fiery Reentry Aug. 17 - Amazing Astronaut Photos

Spaceflight Now:
Rainfall research satellite begins descent from orbit

Spaceflight Now:
Falcon 9 booster's 'soft landing' seen in new video

Discovery News:
Mars Rolling Rock Ends Up As Standing Stone

Universe Today:
Curiosity Reverses Back from Martian Valley of Slippery Sand and Finds Fourth Rock Drilling Candidate at 'Bonanza King'

New Scientist:
Earth's early life endured long asteroid bombardment

New Scientist:
Space is the place to solve the riddle of life, maybe

Jalopnik:
The One USAF Thunderbird Demo Plane That Suited Up For Combat

Jalopnik:
The Prettiest B-17 Flying Fortress Was The XB-38

Gizmodo:
The Secret US Drone Program that Killed JFK's Eldest Brother

WEEKEND EDITION: August 16 through August 17, 2014

Universe Today:
Parallel Universes and the Many-Worlds Theory

Gizmodo:
A Forgotten Einstein Model of the Universe Describes the Big Crunch

IEEE Spectrum:
A Thousand Kilobots Self-Assemble Into Complex Shapes

Daily Mail:
Explore Tate Britain after dark: Scheme lets art lovers remotely drive robots around the museum once everyone has gone home

Live Science:
Fire Stone: First Fire-Scorched Petrified Wood Found

Live Science:
Gone! Why Ancient Fractal Creatures Vanished

Smithsonian Magazine:
New Desert-Dwelling Pterosaur Unearthed in Brazil

Science Magazine:
The real mountain lions of LA County

io9:
Evidence Challenges the "Out of Africa" Timeline of Human Evolution

Daily Mail:
Mastodon tusks and primitive tool discovered by fishermen suggest humans from Europe settled North America THOUSANDS of years before previously thought

Daily Mail:
Ancient tomb reveals that Egyptians were mummifying their dead 1,500 years earlier than previously thought

Live Science:
Origins of Hierarchy: How Egyptian Pharaohs Rose to Power

Daily Mail:
Kent's 'Stonehenge' discovered: 'Sacred' path that leads to a Neolithic circular ditch discovered in Sittingbourne

Daily Mail:
'Extremely important' ancient tomb discovered in Greece: Ornate burial chamber may contain remains of a senior official from the time of Alexander the Great

The History Blog:
Entrance to "extremely important" Amphipolis tomb found

Live Science:
'Evil Eye' Box and Other Ancient Treasures Found in Nile River Cemetery

The History Blog:
Ancient instrument found in 7th c. Kazakhstan burial

Daily Mail:
Blast from the past! Civil War-era cannonballs detonated in New York quarry terrifying locals

Smithsonian Magazine:
This Riveting Art From the Frontlines of World War I Has Gone Largely Unseen for Decades

Gizmodo:
Making the poster of The Shining was as intense as the movie itself

Gizmodo:
The Rise and Fall of the Fireman's Pole

Gizmodo:
New York City's Futuristic Skybridges Are a Thing of the Past

Gizmodo:
How to Hide a Nuclear Missile

Daily Mail:
Meet Simon, the world's first smartphone that could fax, draw and even had 'apps': IBM's mobile celebrates its 20th birthday

Gizmodo:
The Rise and Fall of America's Greatest Convicted Counterfeiter

Gizmodo:
18 High-Tech Warships From the Future That Rule the Seas Today

August 15, 2014

The Guardian:
The real Men in Black, Hollywood and the great UFO cover-up

Universe Today:
Cygnus Commercial Cargo Ship 'Janice Voss' Finishes Resupply Mission and Departs Space Station

New Scientist:
Earth's early life endured long asteroid bombardment

The Aviationist:
Russian Su-34 attack planes "conquered" the North Pole.

August 14, 2014

Popular Science:
NASA's Super-Black Material Arrives In Space

Spaceflight Now:
New commercial eye in the sky launched from California

New Scientist:
Small, sticky asteroids could be extra dangerous

Daily Mail:
Pluto and its moon seen like never before: Footage of Charon captured as probe hurtles towards the dwarf planet

Discovery News:
Could We Detect An Alien Civilization's Waste Heat?

Popular Science:
Vertical Takeoff Plane Design Flies Three Times Faster Than Helicopters

August 13, 2014

Daily Mail:
WATCH: Amazing footage lets you ride Nasa's 'space saucer' as it zooms 180,000ft above Earth at FOUR times the speed of sound

Spaceflight Now:
Chinese surveillance satellites launched into orbit

Spaceflight Now:
Europe's automated cargo craft makes final service call

Universe Today:
Pictures: Punishing Mars Plateau For Curiosity Rover And Damaged Wheels

Discovery News:
Cassini Watches Clouds Blow Over Titan's Sea

New York Times:
Oversize Expectations for the Airbus A380

CNN:
One of the coolest airline museums you've never heard of

August 12, 2014

Sarasota Herald Tribune - De Void:
Fleeing the dead

Melbourne Herald Sun:
Farmer may hold UFO clue to 36-year Valentich plane mystery

Scranton Times-Tribune:
UFO lore still hovers over Carbondale

Daily Mail:
Blackouts, electrical failure and travel chaos: Electromagnetic pulses could cost trillions and affect millions, scientist warns

Gizmag:
ISEE-3 makes lunar flyby, heads back into deep space

Gizmag:
ISEE-3 makes lunar flyby, heads back into deep space

Spaceflight Now:
NASA's Pluto-bound probe sees its distant target

Discovery News:
US And Indian Spacecraft Rapidly Approach Mars

IEEE Spectrum:
Fully Autonomous Telescope Captures Clear Images of Exoplanets from Earth

Space Daily:
More Tasks for China's Moon Mission

Astrobiology Magazine:
Red Dwarf Stars Might Be Best Places to Discover Alien Life

The DEW Line:
A very rare pair

Air & Space Magazine:
Mountain Training for Helicopter Pilots

The Aviationist:
Pilots explain how Navy's F-4 Phantoms intercepted Soviet Bombers near U.S. aircraft carriers

August 11, 2014

Spaceflight Now:
New commercial eye in the sky launching Wednesday

Spaceflight Now:
Rosetta's decade of exploration

Daily Mail:
Is the moon's core MOLTEN? Centre of satellite is wrapped in a layer of soft rock, claim scientists

Discovery News:
DNews: A Look At The Top Theories For Terraforming Mars

Discovery News:
Can We Call Pluto And Charon A 'Binary Planet' Yet?

Gizmodo:
Awesome windowless jet makes its fuselage transparent using displays

The Aviationist:
This photo shows how F-22s get rid of external fuel tanks to achieve full stealthiness

Gizmag:
In pictures: Oshkosh EAA Airventure 2014

Daily Mail:
Side by side, the last two flying Lancasters: Bomber Command veterans turn out to salute Canadian plane visiting UK and remember their friends who didn't make it

Gizmodo:
Why Is AREA 51 Building A Mysterious New Hangar And What Will It Hide?

WEEKEND EDITION: August 9 through August 10, 2014

The Guardian:
The bosons that demanded a Higgs

Scientific American:
Fact or Fiction?: Energy Can Neither Be Created Nor Destroyed

Financial Times:
Quantum physics: the curious case of a neutron and its spin

Ars Technica:
The never-ending conundrums of classical physics

IEEE Spectrum:
Self-Folding Origami Robot Goes From Flat to Walking in Four Minutes

Washington Post:
Hitchhiking robot has survived one third of journey across Canada

Daily Mail:
Now that's an extra pair of hands! Shoulder-mounted system gives wearers an added pair of limbs to carry out difficult tasks

Science Magazine:
Ancient worms may have saved Earth

Tech Times:
Venezuela finds its first dinosaur: Fox-sized fossil is 200 million years old

Tech Times:
Dinosaur the size of a dog in Venezuela took advantage of extinction

Discovery News:
First Venezuelan Dino Was a Social Creature

Dallas Morning News:
Dallas scientist, colleagues treasure dinosaur prints in Alaska

Houston Chronicle:
Texas scientist makes 'exquisite' dinosaur find

Global Post:
Site in Spain hailed as "mega-trove" of dinosaur footprints

National Geographic:
Dinosaur Footprints on the Roof? Of the World!

Smithsonian Magazine:
The Ten Biggest Dinosaur Mysteries We Have Yet to Solve

Daily Mail:
The mega penguin that was taller than a MAN: 40-million-year-old 'colossus' was more than SIX FEET long

Stuff NZ:
A library of the Ice Age

Gizmodo:
Lemmings don't commit mass suicide, Disney pushed them off a cliff

Haaretz:
Archaeologists find grim proof of man's earliest war

Live Science:
6,500-Year-Old 'Noah' Skeleton Discovered in Museum Basement

The History Blog:
Four schoolboys find 4,300-year-old gold ornament

The History Blog:
Carving defaced by Akhenaten found in tomb

Daily Mail:
Ancient coins from 500 B.C. will be returned to Greece after being found during New York auction

Science Daily:
Excavation of ancient well yields insight into Etruscan, Roman and medieval times

Daily Mail:
Chinese king's mausoleum unearthed: 2,100-year-old tomb found filled with 10,000 treasures - including rare coins, chariots and even a jade coffin

The History Blog:
Plough turns up rare Pictish symbol stone

Stuff NZ:
Wealth of discoveries at Taputapuatea stream

The History Blog:
James IV and Margaret Tudor wedding chest found

Gizmodo:
This Giant Searchlight Once Scanned L.A. From the Mountains Above

Wired - Danger Room:
Nobody Walks in L.A.: The Rise of Cars and the Monorails That Never Were

The History Blog:
WWI flamethrower excavation and reconstruction

Smithsonian Magazine:
A Collection of Rare Color Photographs Depicts MLK Leading the Chicago Freedom Movement

Gizmodo:
The Enormous Mission to Rescue the World's Largest Tunneling Machine

Gizmodo:
Johnny Appleseed was real, and he got frontiersmen hammered

Gizmodo:
The Strange, Sad Story of the Army's New Billion-Dollar Camo Pattern

Gizmodo:
The Power Went Out At This Antarctic Research Station While It Was -67F

The Atlantic:
The Quarantine Next Door

BBC News:
Anthropology: The sad truth about uncontacted tribes

National Geographic:
Anthropology Beyond the Human: An Amazon Tribe's Deep Connection With the Rain Forest

August 8, 2014

Sarasota Herald Tribune - De Void:
Actually testing the theory?

Melbourne Herald Sun:
Westall 'UFO' incident was actually government radiation testing, reports reveal

IEEE Spectrum:
NASA's Abandoned ISEE-3 Spacecraft To Fly Past Moon

Space Daily:
US EVAa Delayed; Crew Preps For Russian EVA, Robonaut Upgrades

Space.com:
The U.S. Navy Just Fished NASA's Orion Spaceship Out of the Pacific (Photos)

Popular Science:
Everyone Hates NASA's Asteroid Capture Program

Popular Science:
China's Next Generation Jetliner Takes Next Big Step

io9:
Did Astronauts Returning From the Moon Really Pass Through Customs?

The Aviationist:
"I was sitting on top of a flying A-6" The story of a lucky Intruder crew member who survived a partial ejection from a KA-6D

The Aviationist:
The story of the pilot who flew the North American X-15 experimental rocket aircraft at the edge of outer space

August 7, 2014

New Scientist:
Cool your jets: NASA's quantum spaceship is doubtful

Daily Mail:
Rosetta has arrived! Probe successfully goes into orbit around comet after a series of nail-biting maneuvers

Discovery News:
Rosetta Probe Makes Historic Comet Rendezvous

Universe Today:
Rosetta Arrives at 'Scientific Disneyland' for Ambitious Study of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko after 10 Year Voyage

Wired U.K.:
How Rosetta caught up with a comet in a high-speed space chase

Discovery News:
Meet Rosetta's Beautiful Lumpy Comet: Photos

Space Daily:
Dawn navigates mini-asteroid belt

New Scientist:
Saturn moon may host its own Dead Sea

Universe Today:
Where Exactly Is Pluto? Pinpoint Precision Needed For New Horizons Mission

Stuff NZ:
Blind Kiwi off to US Space Camp

Scientific American:
The Copernicus Complex: A Primer

August 6, 2014

Discovery News:
After 2 Years On Mars, Curiosity Rover Aims For Huge Mountain

Discovery News:
7 Intimate Close Encounters With Comets: Photos

Wired - Danger Room:
The Marines' Self-Flying Chopper Survives a Three-Year Tour

Gizmag:
Big air: Highlights from EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2014

Popular Science:
When NASA Repurposed The Vehicle Assembly Building For Parachute Tests

August 5, 2014

Daily Mail:
Mystery of the Nazca Lines deepens: Gales and sandstorms reveal geoglyphs of a 'snake and llama' in the Peruvian desert

Spaceflight Now:
Space shuttle relics ready to roar again in Mississippi

Stuff NZ:
Australian woman leads NASA's search for life on Mars

Astrobiology Magazine:
Robotic Rock Climbers Could Uncover Clues to Mars' Past

Daily Mail:
Rosetta's best view yet: Esa releases incredible images of comet from just 620 miles away as the spacecraft closes in

Discovery News:
Jupiter Moon Io Unleashes Cataclysmic Eruptions

Universe Today:
New Image Captures one of the Brightest Volcanoes Ever Seen in the Solar System

Scientific American:
Is Earth's Life Unique in the Universe?

Popular Science:
6 Weird Ways To Hunt For Aliens

August 4, 2014

Sarasota Herald Tribune - De Void:
Religion's new frontier

Daily Mail:
Nasa confirms 'impossible' fuel-free thrusters DO work - and they could halve the size and weight of satellites

Spaceflight Now:
Atlas 5 rocket deploys new GPS navigation satellite

Space Daily:
China's Circumlunar Spacecraft Unmasked

Spaceflight Now:
Sample cache, oxygen generator to fly to Mars

New Scientist:
Next rover will pull oxygen from Martian air

Spaceflight Now:
Rosetta's camera seeing more of cometary destination

Spaceflight Now:
Rosetta's target comet too warm to be an icy world

Daily Mail:
Two's company! Researchers say 'companion' planets could be key to finding extraterrestrial life

Universe Today:
Companion Planet Could Keep Alien Earths Warm In Old Age: Study

Gizmag:
Perlan ll project aims to fly a glider to the edge of space

Daily Mail:
Aviation? It's plane sailing! New futuristic seaplane that can hit 120mph will go on sale for £110,000

Seattle Post Intelligencer:
First Boeing 747 finally returning to glory

Smithsonian Magazine:
Unmanned Drones Have Been Around Since World War I

WEEKEND EDITION: August 2 through August 3, 2014

Daily Mail:
Mystery of the 'Cheshire Cat' of quantum physics solved: Scientists manage to separate a particle from its spin

Daily Mail:
Watch Schrödinger's cat die (or survive): Physicists capture quantum particles' bizarre wanderings for the first time

IEEE Spectrum:
Soccer Robots Score on Humans at RoboCup: GOOOOOOAL!

Daily Mail:
The beauty of fossilised insects: Book showcases the ancient bugs that have been overlooked in favour of dinosaurs

Daily Mail:
How dinosaurs shrank over 50 million years: Family tree maps the transformation of giant beasts into agile birds

The Guardian:
Dinosaurs shrank into birds over 50m years

Popular Science:
Octopus Broods Its Eggs For 4.5 Years, Longest For Any Animal

Daily Mail:
The secret language of PENGUINS decoded: African birds make six distinct sounds when hungry, happy and looking for a mate

Live Science:
Science Confirms: Giant Anteaters Can Kill People

Daily Mail:
Archaeologists reunite Ice Age lion figurine with its head: Missing fragment joined with model 40,000 years after it was first carved

Live Science:
In 1858, People Said the Telegraph Was 'Too Fast for the Truth'

Smithsonian Magazine:
The True Story of Lawrence of Arabia

Smithsonian Magazine:
The Origin of the Tale that Gavrilo Princip Was Eating a Sandwich When He Assassinated Franz Ferdinand

Smithsonian Magazine:
A Fleet of Taxis Did Not Really Save Paris From the Germans During World War I

Smithsonian Magazine:
Closing the Pigeon Gap

Smithsonian Magazine:
Document Deep Dive: What Did the Zimmermann Telegram Say?

Smithsonian Magazine:
The Posters That Sold World War I to the American Public

Smithsonian Magazine:
Before Rosie the Riveter, Farmerettes Went to Work

Smithsonian Magazine:
8 Famous People Who Missed the Lusitania

Smithsonian Magazine:
Faces of War

Smithsonian Magazine:
The Shock of War

IEEE Spectrum:
World War I: The War of the Inventors

Gizmodo:
It's a Miracle WWI US Naval Destroyers Managed to Hit Anything at All

The Guardian:
Influenza: How the Great War helped create the greatest pandemic ever known

Smithsonian Magazine:
The Story of the WWI Christmas Truce

Gizmodo:
Watch the 1969 Pitch That Convinced AT&T To Adopt Its Iconic Logo

Daily Mail:
The apocalyptic 'train graveyard' unveiled: Photographer captures images of more than 70 abandoned trains in North Carolina forest

io9:
Play Spacewar!, The Pentagon-Funded Video Game From 1962

August 1, 2014

Daily Mail:
From blackouts to transport chaos: Solar superstorms pose a 'catastrophic' threat to life on Earth, warns scientist

Daily Mail:
Nasa's 2020 Mars Rover mission revealed: A device that produces OXYGEN and an alien-hunting scanner among the instruments making their way to the red planet

Discovery News:
Rebooted Spacecraft To Tackle Interplanetary Science

Discovery News:
Here's What NASA's Next Generation Mars Rover Will Do

New Scientist:
Next rover will pull oxygen from Martian air

Astrobiology Magazine:
Mysteries of a Magnetic Mercury

Universe Today:
New Image of Rosetta's Comet Reveals So Much More

Popular Science:
China Is Building The World's Largest Sea Plane

Air & Space Magazine:
The Accidental Record Setter

IEEE Spectrum:
Frank Malina: America's Forgotten Rocketeer

July 31, 2014

Air & Space Magazine:
America's Next Spaceship

Discovery News:
SpaceShipTwo Resumes Test Flights

Scientific American:
NASA May Put a Greenhouse on the Red Planet

New Scientist:
Leaving Earth made the moon lemon-shaped

Daily Mail:
How the Earth got a facelift: Incredible animations reveal how our planet was pounded by asteroids and comets when it was young

ABC Australia:
Early Earth could have been habitable

Air & Space Magazine:
The First Close-Up Photos of the Moon

July 30, 2014

The Local.de:
Huge Bavarian crop circle puzzles crowds

New Scientist:
Europe makes final delivery run to space station

Space.com:
How Europe's ATV Space Cargo Ship Works (Infographic)

Space.com:
Europe to Launch Robotic Space Plane Prototype in November

Universe Today:
Venus Express Survives Close Encounter With Hellish Atmosphere

Space Daily:
NASA's Mars Spacecraft Maneuvers to Prepare for Close Comet Flyby

Universe Today:
Scientists Discover 101 Geysers Erupting at Saturn's Intriguing Icy Moon Enceladus

Popular Science:
Where Do Geysers On Enceladus Erupt From? Probably A Buried Ocean

Space Daily:
Titan Offers Clues to Atmospheres of Hazy Planets

Daily Mail:
Could humans colonise an alien planet? You'd need to send 40,000 people on a huge starship to ensure genetic diversity, claims expert

July 29, 2014

Spaceflight Now:
Space surveillance craft launched by Delta 4 rocket

Stuff NZ:
US 'neighbourhood watch' satellites take off

Spaceflight Now:
Ground teams restore contact with orbiting geckos

Universe Today:
NASA Spacecraft Is Now Buzzing Mercury 62 Miles Above The Surface Read more: http://www.universetoday.com/#ixzz38pbGDcv5

Discovery News:
Solar System Record: Mars Rover Drives 25 Miles

Daily Mail:
Will a comet wipe out Nasa's Mars probes? Debris from close flyby could cause 'significant damage' to spacecraft

Daily Mail:
Alright, geyser! Nasa spots 101 euptions on the surface of Saturn's icy moon Enceladus

Popular Science:
The Moon Could Be Littered With Fossils From Earth

National Public Radio:
Close Encounters Of The Radio Kind? Mystery Bursts Baffle Astronomers

July 28, 2014

Gizmag:
NASA seeks commercial satellites to talk to Mars

Daily Mail:
Atlast (literally)! Nasa to build the world's most powerful telescope - and it could be our key to finding alien life

Discovery News:
Mars Missions Preparing for Thrilling Comet Close Shave

Space.com:
Rough Road Ahead: Rocky Mars Terrain Challenges Curiosity Rover

Air & Space Magazine:
Where to Buy a WWI Aeroplane

Air & Space Magazine:
The Thrill of Flying the World's Smallest Jet

Air & Space Magazine:
When Slower Was Faster

Air & Space Magazine:
Secrets of the Skunk Works

io9:
That Time The CIA Kidnapped A Soviet Spacecraft

Air & Space Magazine:
Corsair vs. Kamikaze in 1945

Gizmodo:
NASA's Moon-Bound Geology Lab that Never Quite Got Off the Ground

Gizmodo:
Declassified: The Government's Secret Plan For a Military Moon Base

WEEKEND EDITION: July 26 through July 27, 2014

Scientific American:
A Bold Critic of the Big Bang's "Smoking Gun"

Discovery News:
Will Science Burst The Multiverse's Bubble?

Nature:
Plasma physics: The fusion upstarts

Gizmodo:
A Brief History of Pi

Daily Mail:
Was the Bahamas created by the Sahara? Iron-rich dust swept across ocean to produce islands' carbonate-rich foundations

Daily Mail:
Primordial soup that spawned life 4 billion years ago is STILL in our cells, scientists claim

Daily Mail:
First ever reptile skull mapped: 300 million-year-old creature could reveal the origin of lizards, birds and mammals

Science Magazine:
Earliest dinosaurs may have sported feathers

Daily Mail:
Buy your own Jurassic Park: 150-million-year-old 'Bird Robber' dinosaur skeleton to be auctioned

Daily Mail:
Don't mess with the T-Rex: Researchers find tyrannosaurs hunted in gangs known as a 'terror'

Archaeology Magazine:
Thousands of Earlier Stone Age Artifacts Found in South Africa

Daily Mail:
Footprints of a 36,000-year-old family discovered: Romanian cave found to hold some of Europe's oldest ever human tracks

Daily Mail:
Life in the Old Kingdom revealed: 4,300-year-old painting depicting everyday scenes found in tomb near Great Pyramid of Giza

Daily Mail:
Discovering Tutankhamun: Original diary entries and ancient sculptures dedicated to the young Egyptian pharaoh go on display

Archaeology Magazine:
The Tomb of the Silver Hands

The History Blog:
13th c. frescoes in Rome monastery opened to public

Archaeology Magazine:
Under Mexico City

Popular Science:
The Forgotten Woman Who Made Microbiology Possible

Daily Mail:
Did the USSR plant a nuclear weapon in New York City in 1950? New FBI files reveal frantic search for bomb...but was it all a ruse by the Russians?

Gizmodo:
Pong Was Never Intended For Public Release

Wired:
The Fasinatng ? Frustrating ? Fascinating History of Autocorrect

io9:
The All-American Expo That Invaded Cold War Russia

io9:
Plastic Homes from the Days When Plastic Was the Future

Daily Mail:
Life after a nuclear war revealed: Computer models reveal Earth would suffer a 20-year-long winter and worldwide famine

July 25, 2014

Daily Mail:
Phew! Scientists reveal double solar superstorm that narrowly missed Earth in 2012 could have 'changed life as we know it'

Spaceflight Now:
Officials unable to contact animal-carrying spaceship

Science Magazine:
Comet fireworks on Mars?

Astrobiology Magazine:
Voyager spacecraft might not have reached interstellar space

Universe Today:
Hubble Finds 3 (Relatively) Dry Exoplanets, Raising Questions About Water Outside The Solar System

Popular Science:
Why DARPA Wants An Experimental Spaceplane

Space.com:
Apollo 11's Vintage Tech: The Most Amazing Moon Landing Innovations

io9:
"I disappear behind the moon, I am alone now, truly alone"

July 24, 2014

Sarasota Herald Tribune - De Void:
Careful what you ask for

Spaceflight Now:
Russian cargo carrier begins journey to space station

Daily Mail:
Start your engines! Nasa set to fire rocket that will take man to Mars

Popular Science:
Big Pic: A Six-Foot-Long Iron Meteorite On Mars

Daily Mail:
'Earth-like' soil spotted on Mars - and experts hail 'real possibility' there is STILL microbial life on the red planet

Popular Science:
The Air Force Is Working On A New Bomber

Gizmag:
Taranis drone demonstrates stealth in latest test

Gizmodo:
The Fighter Jet We Could Have Built Instead of the F-35

Gizmodo:
These Massive Hangars in Orange County Once Housed WWII Airships

Gizmag:
For sale: The fastest machine ever flown within the Earth's atmosphere

Gizmodo:
Buzz Aldrin: Second Man on the Moon, But First to Take a Space Selfie

July 23, 2014

Universe Today:
Watch the Falcon 9 Rocket Booster Descend into the Ocean for its "Soft" Landing

New Scientist:
Galaxy mapper's first discovery: surprise space debris

Daily Mail:
Fly me across the moon! Nasa craft captures stunning new 3D view of Apollo 11 landing site on the lunar surface

Discovery News:
Why Has The Sun Gone So Quiet?

Daily Mail:
Exoplanet with the longest year discovered: Kepler-421b orbits its star every 704 days - and this changes what we know about gas giants

Daily Mail:
To boldly GROW where no plant has gone before: Japanese artist sends bonsai and flower arrangement to the edge of space

July 22, 2014

Space Daily:
'Doomsday sputnik': Russia said to launch new missile-attack warning satellite

Spaceflight Now:
Payload set for launch aboard next Atlas 5 rocket

Discovery News:
Oceans Make Exoplanets Stable For Alien Life

Daily Mail:
The birth of rocketry: Fascinating patents reveal the forgotten genius who paved the way for the Space Age 100 years ago

Discovery News:
Return to Earth: Rarely Seen Photos Inside Apollo 11

July 21, 2014

Huntsville Times:
What was the UFO the Apollo 11 astronauts spotted en route to the moon?

Spaceflight Now:
Live animals launched on two-month space mission

Spaceflight Now:
European mission to space station postponed

Daily Mail:
Could the man in the moon give humans a lunar base? Nasa studies huge lunar pits that make up 'face' - and says we could one day live in them

Discovery News:
DNews: Voyager 1 Not Even CLOSE To Leaving Solar System

Daily Mail:
Flying cars, unmanned jets, flexible fuel tanks and Boeing stunts among the highlights of the Farnborough Air Show

Universe Today:
What Does The Apollo 11 Moon Landing Site Look Like Today?

Discovery News:
Moon Landing: Rarely Seen Photos Inside Apollo 11

WEEKEND EDITION: July 19 through July 20, 2014

Daily Mail:
Semper Fi, boy: Google's robot dog 'Cujo' goes on patrol with the Marines as it carries up to 400lbs of their kit and weapons

Popular Science:
Is IBM Making Plans For The End Of Silicon?

Stuff NZ:
The four-winged dinosaur ... that looked like a weird turkey

Astrobiology Magazine:
Discovery of Neandertal trait in ancient skull raises new questions about human evolution

Daily Mail:
The car boot bargain that turned out to be TREASURE: £3 tool revealed as 4,500-year-old ancient Egyptian hammer - and it could fetch up to £4,000

io9:
The Confederacy Almost Had a Helicopter During the Civil War

io9:
The Remarkable Predictions And Inventions Of Sir Winston Churchill

Gizmodo:
U-Boats, Spies, and White Magic: The Invention of Wireless Cryptography

Daily Mail:
Now that's a cat fight! Archaeologists believe these sharpened claws were part of ancient costume used in ritual combat... and the loser was sacrificed to the gods

Daily Mail:
Letters from hell soaked in blood and tears: At the outbreak of war, the Daily Mail invited readers to send in letters for publication, the response was overwhelming

Daily Mail:
Life in the Killing Fields revealed: How soldiers survived in the trenches and spent their time concocting their own slang

Daily Mail:
Revealed: The unsung heroics of the New Yorker who helped bring down one of the BIGGEST spy rings in American history and helped defeat the Nazis in WWII

July 18, 2014

Spaceflight Now:
Orbital Sciences cargo craft arrives at space station

Universe Today:
Cargo Ship's Fiery Demise Could Help Predict What Happens When The Space Station Burns Up

Spaceflight Now:
Rosetta sees surprising shape to spinning comet

Daily Mail:
Could the man in the moon give humans a lunar base? Nasa studies huge lunar pits that make up 'face' - and says humans could one day live in them

Daily Mail:
We come in peace! Watch the Curiosity rover blasting rocks on the red planet with nuclear powered lasers

The Aviationist:
[Video] U-2 spyplane landing as seen from chase car

Universe Today:
'Moonwalk One' Makes Us Excited About Apollo 11 All Over Again

July 17, 2014

CBS News:
45 years ago, Apollo 11 blasted off into history

NBC News:
Memories of Apollo 11's Launch Still Burn Brightly, 45 Years Later

Digital Journal:
'Good luck and Godspeed' - 45 years after the Apollo 11 launch

NBC News:
Apollo 11 Plus 45: How Neil Armstrong Got Ready for the Moon

Universe Today:
45 Years Ago Today: Relive the Historic Apollo 11 Launch

International Business Times:
Apollo 11 Launch Anniversary: History and Bizarre Facts About Moon Mission

Daily News:
The 45th anniversary of the Apollo 11 launch

Discovery News:
Trans-Lunar: Rarely Seen Photos Inside Apollo 11

Discovery News:
Moonwalkers: Stunning Photos From Apollo 11

International Business Times:
Apollo 11 Launch Anniversary: The Space Race in Pictures

Gizmodo:
Read the Apollo 11 Flight Plan in Its 353-Page Entirety

Motherboard:
Faking the Moon Landing: The Strange History of NASA's First Lunar Simulators

July 16, 2014

Daily Mail:
First crop circle of the year appears overnight in Dorset wheat field sparking new interest in who or what has made it

Daily Mail:
Britain takes on SPACE: Potential sites for UK's first spaceport officially announced - and tourists could blast off as early as 2018

Daily Mail:
Has the Midlands Meteorite been found in Coventry? Local claims to have discovered fragment after 'fireball' blazed across sky

Dallas Morning News:
NASA: That meteor that broke up over North Texas Saturday night was actually an 'Earth-grazing fireball'

Universe Today:
DARPA's Experimental Space Plane XS-1 Starts Development

Space.com:
The XS-1 Experimental Spaceplane in Pictures (Gallery)

Discovery News:
Curiosity Finds Large Iron Meteorite On Mars

Daily Mail:
Mars revealed in unprecedented detail: Amazing map lets you tour the dramatic canyons, volcanoes and craters of the red planet

Discovery News:
DNews: If Aliens Didn't Make Saturn's Hexagon, What Did?

Discovery News:
This Time Next Year We'll Meet Mysterious Pluto

Discovery News:
Want To Find Aliens? Launch A Monster Space Telescope

Space.com:
Amazing World View Balloon Flight Video Reveals Stunning Look at Earth (Exclusive)

July 15, 2014

Daily Mail:
Hovering spheres, tumbling 'hedgehogs' and gecko-inspired glue: Nasa selects 13 systems to test for deep space missions

Spaceflight Now:
SpaceX launch delivers Orbcomm satellites to orbit

Universe Today:
SpaceX Launches Six Commercial Satellites on Falcon 9; Landing Test Ends in "Kaboom"

Discovery News:
Venus Express Survives Daring Atmospheric Dive

Astrobiology Magazine:
Deciphering the Atmospheric Waves of Venus

Astrobiology Magazine:
NASA Mission To Reap Bonanza of Earth-sized Planets

Astrobiology Magazine:
Discovery Expands Search for Earthlike Planets

July 14, 2014

Spaceflight Now:
Space station-bound supply ship launched from Virginia

Universe Today:
Commercial Antares Resupply Freighter Thunders Aloft to Space Station from Virginia Packed with Science

Spaceflight Now:
SpaceX targets Falcon 9 launch on Monday

Spaceflight Now:
Four satellites launched to beam Internet down to Earth

Scientific American:
Vintage NASA Spacecraft May Be Out of Gas, Private Team Says

io9:
The Curiosity Rover Has Now Ventured Beyond NASA's 'Safety Zone'

The Guardian:
Spacewatch: New Horizons one year from Pluto

Daily Mail:
We have lift-off! Britain to blast off into space: UK to have only spaceport outside America as we reveal proposed sites... and six out of eight are in Scotland (is there a vote coming?)

The Aviationist:
Here's a photo of the four F-35B jets set to take part to UK airshows stuck on the ground at Pax River

Jalopnik:
The First Clear Pictures Of Japan's Stealth Fighter Emerge

Daily Mail:
That motorbike was FLYING: Gyrocopter that can hit 112mph on land and in the air goes on sale

WEEKEND EDITION: July 12 through July 13, 2014

Daily Mail:
Was the Big Bang really the Big BOUNCE? Loop quantum gravity could provide new explanation for origins of the universe

Daily Mail:
Who turned the lights off? Astronomers baffled by find that 80 per cent of the light in the universe is missing

Chicago Now:
Happy Birthday to Nicola Tesla the Real Wizard of Oz

Live Science:
Nikola Tesla vs. Thomas Edison: Who Was the Better Inventor?

Live Science:
Nikola Tesla's Once-Neglected NY Lab Gets a New Life

Daily Mail:
At a touch, gadget can read to the blind: Ring-like device says words aloud as it is scanned over a block of text

Daily Mail:
The top 10 volcanic explosions in history: Sulfate deposits reveal the most destructive eruptions of the last 2,000 years

Daily Mail:
Amazonian rain forest was created just 2,000 years old by climate change which wiped out ancient farmers

Daily Mail:
Birds DIDN'T evolve from ground-dwelling dinosaurs: Fossils reveal flying skills developed from tree-nesting archosaurs

ABC Australia:
Original 'early bird' really could fly

Astrobiology Magazine:
A new specimen of Archaeopteryx

Science Magazine:
Alaskan tracks belong to herd of duck-billed dinosaurs

Daily Mail:
The tiny tapir and the half-pint hedgehog: Canadian fossils reveal the mini-mammals that roamed the Earth 52 million years ago

Daily Mail:
The world's largest ever bird revealed: 'Condor' with a 24-FOOT wingspan soared across the skies 28 million years ago

Smithsonian Magazine:
14 Fun Facts About Piranhas

Daily Mail:
Translating the 'sign language' of CHIMPS: Experts discover meaning of 66 gestures used to ask for sex, offer help and discipline

Daily Mail:
100,000-year-old human skull found in China with 'unique' ear provides further evidence that interbreeding wiped out Neanderthals

The Guardian:
Prehistoric circle dated to same summer as Seahenge neighbour

Live Science:
Remains of Long-Lost Temple Discovered in Iraq

The Guardian:
World's earliest erotic graffiti found in unlikely setting on Aegean island

Smithsonian Magazine:
Wrestling Was Fixed, Even in Ancient Rome

Daily Mail:
Google CAESAR View: Map of ancient Roman roads and sea routes reveal how long it took - and cost - to travel across the empire

Gizmodo:
How Scotch Was Invented

The History Blog:
Rare 7th c. silver bowl found in western Netherlands

The History Blog:
Rediscovered Artemisia Gentileschi Magdalene breaks record

The History Blog:
Medici princess freed from bad Victorian Photoshop

Smithsonian Magazine:
The British View the War of 1812 Quite Differently Than Americans Do

Smithsonian Magazine:
America's Most Endangered Historic Places

Smithsonian Magazine:
The Amazing (If True) Story of the Submarine Mechanic Who Blew Himself Up Then Surfaced as a Secret Agent for Queen Victoria

Smithsonian Magazine:
The True Story of Lawrence of Arabia

Daily Mail:
The last victim of the First World War: Soldier who fought on the Western Front died from bullet wound 47 years after his brother was killed in the conflict

The History Blog:
Stolen Matisse returns to Venezuela

The History Blog:
Committee recommends British Library return 15th c. Sienese panel

Gizmodo:
The Secret History of Emergency Exits

The Atlantic:
The Last, Great, Gasp of the American Station Wagon

Gizmodo:
How 911 Became the Emergency Call Number

Gizmodo:
The Tragic Tale of Atomic Man: Life as a Radioactive Human

io9:
Journey into the Dystopian World of Abandoned Soviet Submarine Bases

Air & Space Magazine:
The Notorious Flight of Mathias Rust

Gizmodo:
Nowhere Under the Sea Is Safe from Britain's Newest Nuclear Submarine

Stuff NZ:
Killer virus smallpox found in box

Popular Science:
Five Questions About The Smallpox Vials Found In Maryland

Popular Science:
Magic Mushrooms Expand Your Mind And Amplify Your Brain's Dreaming Areas. Here's How

The Guardian:
The CIA style guide goes online: now you can learn to write like a spy

Gizmodo:
When a Russian Tank Company Builds a Streetcar It Comes Out Badass

July 11, 2014

Open Minds:
Revealed: The UFO files of the German Secret Service

Western Daily Press:
Air ambulance crew snap crop circle in Wiltshire

New Scientist:
Jellyfish in the sky was a high-flying rocket plume

Universe Today:
Flaming Space Junk Makes Jaws Drop in Australia

Daily Mail:
Banished back to the space graveyard: 36-year-old 'zombie' spacecraft rescued from the abyss runs out of fuel

IEEE Spectrum:
Fresh Hope for an Abandoned NASA Spacecraft

Universe Today:
Black Sky: Virgin's Spaceship Carrier Takes To Air For 150th Time

Stuff NZ:
Nasa's Wanaka flight

Spaceflight Now:
2014: A mid-year look at Atlas and Delta performance

Daily Mail:
The mystery signal from a galaxy far, far away: Brief pulse from deep in outer space baffles astronomers

The Aviationist:
While the F-35s remain grounded, the Scorpion low-cost multi-mission jet has arrived in the UK

Gizmodo:
This Meteor Missile Can Fly Farther Than the Eye Can See

Gizmodo:
Stealth bomber concept splits in three, reassembles like Voltron

Air & Space Magazine:
Airships at Sea

Gizmodo:
NASA shake test for the Saturn V rocket looked ridiculous but it worked

Gizmodo:
A Rare Tour of the Long-Secret Russian Town Where Cosmonauts Are Born

Air & Space Magazine:
The First Photographer in Space

Scientific America:
The Moment Neil Armstrong Is Assigned to Land on the Moon [Excerpt]

July 10, 2014

IEEE Spectrum:
Boeing Gets $2.8 Billion to Help Build World's Most Powerful Rocket

The Atlantic:
NASA's Zombie Spacecraft Learns to Fire Its Engines

Spaceflight Now:
First Angara rocket launched on suborbital test flight

Space.com:
How Wheel Damage Affects Mars Rover Curiosity's Mission

Daily Mail:
Talisman made from a 9,000 year-old METEORITE found inside a prehistoric shaman's hut

Scientific America:
Impact Craters May Have Cradled Life on Earth

Scientific America:
Earth's Magnetic Field Flip Could Happen Sooner Than Expected

Gizmodo:
Taking Photos From Inside Fighter Jets Is the Coolest Job Ever

July 9, 2014

Sarasota Herald Tribune - De Void:
Stigmatized labeling, cont'd.

Business Insider:
Buzz Aldrin Describes His 'UFO' Encounter During Apollo 11

Spaceflight Now:
Soyuz rocket sends up Russian weather satellite

Space Daily:
Orbital Targets July 11 For ISS Commercial Resupply Mission

Discovery News:
Interstellar Song: Solar Tsunami Washes Over Voyager 1

Daily Mail:
Frozen 'Earth' discovered: Real-life Hoth planet 3,000 light years away could increase our chances of finding alien life

Daily Mail:
Scientists have NO idea how planets form: Discovery of hundreds of new worlds has left experts baffled

The Aviationist:
[Video] One day in the life of an F-16 pilot: low flying, live firing, anti-ship training

July 8, 2014

This Week UK:
Roswell UFO crash: what really happened 67 years ago?

Spaceflight Now:
Enthusiasm wanes for fast start to U.S. engine program

Space Daily:
Russia to make fresh attempt to launch new rocket

Universe Today:
New Horizons Enters 'Pluto-Space!' To Celebrate, Here Are Pictures Of The Dwarf Planet

Spaceflight Now:
Rosetta mission one month from historic comet arrival

Discovery News:
Cassini Grand Finale: NASA Saturn Mission's Daring End

Gizmag:
Dropship quadcopter concept may offer precise, safe landings for Mars rovers

Daily Mail:
Did a collision with Earth make Mercury the 'iron planet'? Researchers say giant interplanetary 'hit and run' led to massive metal core

Gizmodo:
All US and UK F-35s Are Being Grounded (Again) Because of Engine Fires

Daily Mail:
Is this the US Army's next generation 'superchopper'? Radical design has dual tilting blades and can travel at over 270mph

Daily Mail:
Fighter planes which split in two like 'Transformers' and self-healing aircraft are set to revolutionise air warfare by 2040

Popular Science:
NASA's VAB: A Garage For The Saturn V

New Scientist:
How the moon lost its magic even before Apollo 11

Discovery News:
DNews: Are The Moon's American Flags Still In Good Shape?

Gizmodo:
You Can Explore This WWII-Era Wind Tunnel For the First Time Ever

Gizmodo:
Two of the most beautiful fighters ever race in one gorgeous film

July 7, 2014

Daily Mail:
CIA's Twitter comedians at it again with tweet: 'Remember those UFO sightings in in the 1950s? That was us testing planes'

Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:
Wiltshire's crop circles not just work of mankind, Devizes exhibition claims

Wales Online:
Ewe.F.O? Sheep's alien abduction among UFO incidents reported to Welsh police

Wall Street Journal:
Alien Abductees Over the Moon To Find a Close-Encounter Group

Daily Mail:
The biggest rocket ever made is GO! Nasa and Boeing sign $2.8bn deal to build giant 384 foot tall rocket to take man to Mars

Daily Mail:
The race to the red planet: China reveals plan to send version of its glitch-hit Jade Rabbit moon rover to Mars

New Scientist:
Magnetic bubble may give space probes a soft landing

Spaceflight Now:
The joys of launch

Spaceflight Now:
Russian communications satellites rocket into orbit

Space.com:
Success! Private Team Fires 36-Year-Old NASA Probe's Engines

Space.com:
Did Huge Impact Shape Planet Mercury?

Gizmag:
Cassini set to begin its grand finale

Daily Mail:
Say 'freeze'! Rosetta snaps images of its icy target as it prepares to become the first spacecraft to orbit a comet

Astrobiology Magazine:
Rosetta's Comet Target 'Releases' Plentiful Water

Discovery News:
Hubble Survey Spots Two New Objects Beyond Pluto

Daily Mail:
One of the most Earth-like planets found may NOT exist: Gliese 581g was simply a cosmic illusion, claim astronomers

Universe Today:
A Brief History Of Gliese 581d and 581g, The Planets That May Not Be

New Scientist:
Cool planet hints at potential for life in double stars

The Guardian:
Terrawatch: The crash that splintered Earth's crust

Daily Mail:
Does this meteorite explain the origins of life on Earth? 'Missing link' fossil could reveal how it flourished 470 million years ago

Daily Mail:
On the brink of finding ET? Seti reveals new alien hunting methods that will bring us closer than ever to making first contact

INDEPENDENCE DAY WEEKEND EDITION: July 4 through July 6, 2014

Daily Mail:
Was Einstein wrong all along? Controversial theory suggests the speed of light is SLOWER than we think

Astrobiology Magazine:
Stanley Miller's Forgotten Experiments, Analyzed

Daily Mail:
The 70ft robot that juggles CARS: Towering droid uses giant arms to hurl three vehicles into the air at once

Astrobiology Magazine:
New theory explains ice age of 2.6 million years ago

Astrobiology Magazine:
Bizarre parasite from the Jurassic

Daily Mail:
How it took Triceratops a million years to get its horn: Researchers revealed unprecedented insight into dinosaur evolution

Daily Mail:
The dinosaur with 'feather trousers': Small crow-like creature was completely covered in plumes to absorb shocks when landing

The Guardian:
Prehistoric bones found in Spain are ancestors of Neanderthals

Daily Mail:
How the Tibetans got the 'super athlete' gene that lets them live at high altitude: Researchers say ancestors mated with a now extinct species of human

Daily Mail:
Stonehenge's underwater sister: Second timber circle uncovered off Norwich coast may have been a burial mound for Bronze Age leaders

Daily Mail:
Living the afterlife in comfort! Bronze Age burial found complete with skeletons, chariots, gold and even an ARMCHAIR

Daily Mail:
Hoard of Incan 'calculators' unearthed: 25 'quipus' reveal record-keeping of culture that had no written language

Daily Mail:
Taj Mahal reveals its secrets: Remains of emperor Shah Jahan's summer palace found opposite 350-year-old wonder

Daily Mail:
Happy birthday to yew! Yosemite National Park celebrates its 150th birthday (even though some of its trees are 1,800-years-old)

The Atlantic:
How the Bicycle Paved the Way for Women's Rights

io9:
How Each Of The Great Powers Helped Start the First World War

Daily Mail:
Transportation museum builds Frank Lloyd Wright's 1927 vision of a luxury gas station equipped with two fireplaces, an observation deck, and Wright's own convertible parked outside

Daily Mail:
A blotted piece of Royal history: Document confirming King Edward VIII's abdication signed by his three brothers to be auctioned at Sothebys

Daily Mail:
Hitler's amazing map that turned America against the Nazis: A leading novelist's brilliant account of how British spies in the US staged a coup that helped drag Roosevelt to war

io9:
These Soviet Concept Vehicles Are Clearly From An Alternate Universe

Gizmodo:
7 Humanoid Toy Robots from the Original Space Age

Popular Science:
Associated Press Will Use Robots To Write Articles

Daily Mail:
Wallace and Gromit had it right: The 'wrong trousers' really would let someone walk on the ceiling (but the batteries would only last for 20 minutes)

Daily Mail:
Hover cars have arrived! Self-driving sky pods set to soar above traffic on high-speed magnetic tracks

Daily Mail:
The world in 2025? We'll all own a pilot licence, teleportation will take off and food shortages will disappear, experts predict

July 3, 2014

WIBW:
We Now Know What Caused Most UFO Sightings

Daily Mail:
Great ball of fire! WATCH the moment a police car dashcam captured the Midlands 'missile' meteor burning up in the sky

Spaceflight Now:
Workhorse Delta 2 returns to launch NASA observatory

Universe Today:
Ancient Asteroid Impacts Left Serpentine Traces On Vesta: Study

Daily Mail:
Titan's salty secret revealed: Underground ocean has more brine that Earth's Dead Sea

Dvice:
When pigeons were missile guidance systems

Gizmodo:
There's No Threat This Foxhound Can't Intercept--Not Even the SR-71

Dvice:
The one man lunar flying vehicle

Gizmodo:
This is the actual hack that saved the astronauts of the Apollo XIII

Gizmodo:
A Short History of Every Man Who's Ever Walked on the Moon

Gizmodo:
The Typo That Destroyed a NASA Rocket

July 2, 2014

The Independent:
Biggest meteor recorded in the UK lights up skies above Devon

Discovery News:
'Unique' Meteorite Likely Came From Long-Dead Asteroid

Universe Today:
Eureka! Kola Fireball Meteorites Found in Russia

Discovery News:
DNews: Can A Moon Be Older Than Its Planet?

IEEE Spectrum:
That Toy Is Now a Drone, Says the FAA

Gizmodo:
An Up-Close Tour of the C-17 Globemaster, the Giant That Flies

July 1, 2014

Business Insider:
TUNGUSKA: 106 Years Ago, A Mysterious Explosion 1000x More Powerful Than The Hiroshima Bomb Rocked Siberia

Daily Mail:
WATCH: Giant 'missile' meteor spotted streaking over UK skies and exploding as it plunges to Earth

New Scientist:
Swedish space rock may be piece of early life puzzle

Space Daily:
Russia loses its last early warning satellite

Spaceflight Now:
French satellite in orbit after launch from India

Daily Mail:
A decade of discovery: Nasa celebrates 10 years of the Cassini probe exploring Saturn

Universe Today:
Saturn's Sailor: 20 Cassini Pictures Marking A Decade At The Ringed Planet

Discovery News:
Gliese 832c: Life-Roasting 'Super-Venus' Discovered

Astrobiology Magazine:
Would Earth Look Like A Habitable Planet From Afar?

Space Daily:
Ancient Worlds Could Be Kept 'Alive' by Gravitational Nudges

Daily Mail:
Hidden amid the foliage and scrap metal, abandoned fleet of WWII fighter planes lie rotting in the backwoods of Ohio

June 30, 2014

Time Magazine:
Why Russia Won't Catch Up in the Space Race

Space Daily:
Russia abruptly aborts launch of new-generation rocket

Universe Today:
NASA's Orion Deep Space Capsule Completes Most Complex Parachute Test Ahead of Maiden Launch

Discovery News:
NASA's Orion Successfully Completes Extreme Drop Test

Spaceflight Now:
NASA: Mars entry test a success despite chute snag

Spaceflight Now:
'Flying saucer' test vehicle, parachute recovered

Spaceflight Now:
Return of the workhorse

Space Daily:
Large-class, second-stage rocket motor passes tests

Discovery News:
Mars Arctic Block Falls Reveal Dynamic World

Universe Today:
Zoom Around Curiosity's View on Mars with a New Interactive Panorama

Astrobiology Magazine:
New NASA Model Gives Glimpse into the Invisible World of Electric Asteroids

Air & Space Magazine:
Will the Stratosphere Be 2020's Hot Tourist Destination?

WEEKEND EDITION: June 28 through June 29, 2014

Scientific American:
Philosophy begins where physics ends, and physics begins where philosophy ends

Discovery News:
The Higgs Boson Should Have Crushed the Universe

Daily Mail:
Big Bang controversy grows: Study claims universe would have collapsed 'a second after it formed' if Bicep2 results were true

Daily Mail:
From Big Bang breakthrough to a damp squib: Researchers admit 'less confidence' in results of experiment to look at the birth of the universe

Universe Today:
Has the Cosmology Standard Model become a Rube Goldberg Device?

New Scientist:
Better to see the beautiful, ugly truth of the cosmos

Daily Mail:
Could time travel soon become a reality? Physicists simulate sending quantum light particles to the past for the first time

Smithsonian Magazine:
Since 1900, There Have Been Six Earthquakes Greater Than Magnitude 8 in Alaska

Stuff NZ:
10 animals you didn't know existed

Daily Mail:
Surf's up! Drone captures more than 100 dolphins riding the crest of a wave together

Smithsonian Magazine:
Ten Amazing Small Wild Cats

Daily Mail:
The proof that Stone Age man made great art: Cave paintings of mammoths, bison, rhinos and bears from 36,000 years ago are preserved for posterity

io9:
How Did This Ancient Civilization Avoid War for 2,000 Years?

Daily Mail:
Was the missing Persian army killed in an AMBUSH? Hieroglyphs may finally solve the 5th century disappearance of 50,000 men

Daily Mail:
From FaceTime (sort of) to smart cookers: Postcards reveal how 19th century artists accurately predicted the 21st Century (if not the changes in fashion)

Daily Mail:
Once upon a time in America: First color postcards of the 'New World' showcase life in the U.S. more than 120 years ago

The History Blog:
Who is hidden under Picasso's Blue Room?

Smithsonian Magazine:
With a New Name and New Look, the Cooper Hewitt is Primed for a Grand Reopening

Live Science:
Strange Stone Spheres Top List of New World Heritage Spots

io9:
The Most Fun Zombie Movie We've Seen In Ages Was Made By High Schoolers

June 27, 2014

Discovery News:
NASA's Orion Successfully Completes Extreme Drop Test

Spaceflight Now:
Curiosity rover meets mission success milestone

Space Daily:
Bringing back our spaceplane

Air & Space Magazine:
Fifty Shades of Darkness

Gizmodo:
These are the coolest amateur rockets I've ever seen

Gizmodo:
This Is How NASA Could Have Rescued Astronauts Stranded In Space

Popular Science:
Riding Rocket to the Battlefield

Gizmodo:
What Happened to the Flags on the Moon?

June 26, 2014

Discovery News:
World View Prototype Balloon Reaches For Edge Of Space

Daily Mail:
The sun really does have a lot of atmosphere: Nasa reveals vast corona stretches 5 MILLION miles from the solar surface

Astrobiology Magazine:
Buried Treasure: Digging into Pluto's Past and Future from Three Billion Miles Away

Space Daily:
What If Voyager Had Explored Pluto?

Daily Mail:
Is this the most Earth-like planet ever found? Alien exoplanet just a 'stone's throw' from Earth and even has similar seasons

Daily Mail:
US Army's controversial 'all seeing' surveillance blimps get go-ahead to guard against cruise missiles - and can spot objects as small as a person 340 MILES away

June 25, 2014

Spaceflight Now:
Engine inspections on tap for next Antares rocket

Spaceflight Now:
French exoplanet mission ends after seven years

Discovery News:
Celeb rover marks one Martian year on Mars with selfie

Daily Mail:
Is Titan older than Saturn? Gases in its atmosphere suggest the moon formed BEFORE its parent planet

Daily Mail:
Branson's got competition: Massive balloons will take you to the edge of space for a THIRD of the price

Daily Mail:
Supersonic air travel gets set for a comeback: Nasa tests pave the way for the next generation of high-speed planes

June 24, 2014

io9:
Rare 1980s UFO Abductee Interview Is a Slice of Fringe Science History

Spaceflight Now:
SpaceX delays Falcon 9 launch to early July

Universe Today:
Driving, Driving, Driving - Curiosity's Top Priority on the Road to Mysterious Mount Sharp

Discovery News:
Weird Kind of Dust Found in Mars' Atmosphere

Astrobiology Magazine:
Bouncing off of Titan's Lakes

Discovery News:
Titan's 'Magic Island' Appeared Mysteriously From the Depths

Universe Today:
Rosetta Detects Water on its Target Comet

Daily Mail:
Is Earth's magnetic field getting weaker? Dramatic dips spotted across the Western Hemisphere could damage satellites

June 23, 2014

Daily Mail:
Mystery lights spotted by residents across hundreds of miles of southern California leave officials baffled

This Is Wiltshire:
Wiltshire's circles crop up at museum

Universe Today:
India's 1st Mars Mission Celebrates 100 Days and 100 Million Kilometers from Mars Orbit Insertion Firing - Cruising Right behind NASA's MAVEN

Spaceflight Now:
SpaceX delays Falcon 9 launch to Tuesday

Gizmag:
NASA scientists look ahead to Orion's maiden flight

Dvice:
Video of the Day: NASA's model rockets

Daily Mail:
The universe as you've never seen it before: Incredible 360 degree panoramic timelapses show stunning star trails and ALL the night sky

Scientific American:
Quasicrystal Meteorite Exposes Novel Processes in Early Solar System

Gizmodo:
NASA wants to send a quadcopter drone to Titan

Popular Science:
Lockheed's Vision: Autonomous Drones With Lasers

Daily Mail:
Forget the self-driving car, how about a self-flying helicopter? MyCopter project aims to build commuter mini-copter that is as easy to control as a car

Gizmodo:
This Absurd Tilt-Wing Whirly Bird Actually Flew

Gizmodo:
Spies in the Skies: How Aerial Surveillance Tipped the Balance of WWII

Popular Science:
The Alberts, Spaceflight's Unsung Heroes

Gizmodo:
27 high tension photos of NATO jets intercepting Russian warplanes

Gizmodo:
NASA unearths fascinating film of early experimental planes

WEEKEND EDITION: June 21 through June 22, 2014

Scientific American:
If Spacetime Were a Superfluid, Would It Unify Physics - or Is the Theory All Wet?

Discovery News:
BICEP2 Big Bang 'Discovery' Team Urge Caution

New Scientist:
Doubts about big bang breakthrough won't kill inflation

Science Magazine:
Win at cards using quantum physics

Dvice:
Study: D-Wave is world's first quantum computer, not simulation

Science Magazine:
Quantum or not, controversial computer runs no faster than a normal one

IEEE Spectrum:
Humanoid Robot ASRA C1 Unveiled by SoftBank, Designed to Interact Safely With People

Daily Mail:
Are ROBOTS England's best chance of winning in Brazil? Mechanical football players gear up for the droid World Cup

Smithsonian Magazine:
RoboCup: Building a Team of Robots That Will Beat The World Cup Champions

Astrobiology Magazine:
Earth's Breathable Atmosphere Tied to Plate Tectonics?

Stuff NZ:
Earthquake storm puzzles scientists

Daily Mail:
Human ancestors caught herpes from CHIMPS: Virus strains spread across species up to 6 million years ago

Daily Mail:
Treasure trove of skulls reveal missing link in human evolution: Facial bones suggest early Neanderthals used their teeth as a 'third hand'

Daily Mail:
Bronze Age bling! Archaeologists discover 4,000-year-old necklace was made from dog whelk and tusk shells

Daily Mail:
Cyprian Plague victims unearthed in Egypt: Burnt corpses reveal a 3rd century burial plot built to 'prevent the apocalypse'

Daily Mail:
Lives of the 'painted people' unearthed: Archaeologists want your help to dig up Scotland's ancient Pictish kingdom

Archaeology Magazine:
History's 10 Greatest Wrecks

Archaeology Magazine:
Under Mexico City

io9:
If Only Modern Infographs Were As Stunning As These 19th-Century Ones

Gizmodo:
How Two Women Made Your Watch Glow in the Dark

The History Blog:
Picasso curtain will move to NY Historical Society

Gizmodo:
The Nearly Mile-Wide Diamond Mine That Helped Build the Soviet Union

Gizmodo:
How Bell Labs Almost Put a Videophone in Every Home

Gizmag:
One of the world's first integrated circuits goes up for auction

Gizmodo:
Behind the Scenes of 2001: A Space Odyssey

Popular Science:
Russia Just Finished A Submarine It Has Spent 20 Years Building

June 20, 2014

Spaceflight Now:
Record cluster of satellites launched by Dnepr rocket

Spaceflight Now:
Two Russians complete successful spacewalk

io9:
Watch The Latest Falcon 9R Test Flight... From the Rocket's Perspective

io9:
Happy 5th Anniversary, Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter!

Wired - Beyond Apollo:
North American Aviation's 1965 Mars/Venus Piloted Flyby Study: the Flyby CSM

Wired - Beyond Apollo:
A Relocated, Relocatable Main Engine Cluster for the Space Shuttle (1975)

Wired - Beyond Apollo:
Pluto: Doorway to the Stars (1962)

io9:
The First American Rocket Pilot

Air & Space Magazine:
Neil Armstrong, College Professor

June 19, 2014

Space Daily:
US not able yet to remove dependency on Russian rocket motors

Spaceflight Now:
ULA details engine initiative, ratchets up SpaceX response

Spaceflight Now:
Europe's rocket builders announce consolidation plan

Daily Mail:
The first boot on Mars: Nasa reveals 'Tron spacesuit' set to be used on first manned mission to the red planet

Discovery News:
Astronauts Will Mine Moon Water at Night

Universe Today:
Mercury's Hot Flow Revealed by MESSENGER

New Scientist:
Saturn's largest moon was once a titanic snowball

Astrobiology Magazine:
Cosmic Impacts May Help Create Suitable Habitat for Life

Gizmodo:
Was This The First In-Flight Movie?

June 18, 2014

Epoch Times:
3 UFO Sightings Recorded in Declassified NSA Document

Daily Mail:
Venus Express gets ready for the plunge: Esa probe prepares for last-gasp descent into the solar system's hottest planet

Spaceflight Now:
ULA begins search for new American rocket engine

Dvice:
Airbus and Safran team up to compete with SpaceX

New Scientist:
Monster move completes Earth's biggest radio telescope

Universe Today:
Where To Go After Pluto? Hubble Seeks The Next Target For New Horizons

New Scientist:
Pluto-bound craft seeks Manhattan-sized lump of ice

Daily Mail:
To boldly GROW: Vegetables planted in meteorite soil could one day feed human colonies on alien planets

Daily Mail:
Here boy! the 'pet' drone that can follow its owner to record their every move - and could change extreme sports forever

Daily Mail:
Flight of the tiny robo-fly: World's smallest drone weighs less than a gram and navigates using light-sensitive 'eyes'

Dvice:
Google's Internet balloons not just pie in the sky

Gizmodo:
Fly Around The World With This Map of Drone-Recorded Videos

Popular Science:
When NASA Paid Researchers To Learn To Talk To Dolphins

Gizmodo:
Amazing close-up photos capture war planes and birds' majesty in motion

June 17, 2014

Spaceflight Now:
Russia eyes Soyuz upgrades for mission around the moon

Universe Today:
New Horizons Wakes Up for the Summer

Discovery News:
Maria Mystery: Why Moon's Far Side Has No 'Face'

New Scientist:
Two giant planets may cruise unseen beyond Pluto

Air & Space Magazine:
The Kansas City B-25 Factory

June 16, 2014

The Atlantic:
The Man Who Introduced the World to Flying Saucers

Washington Post:
Book review: 'Encounter in Rendlesham Forest' a look at a UFO by Nick Pope

Daily Mail:
Investigation under way after 13 planes mysteriously vanish from radars in Europe for 25 MINUTES in 'unprecedented' incident

Universe Today:
NASA's Saucer-Shaped Mars Vehicle Idea Loses Flight Test 'Window' Due To Weather

Spaceflight Now:
Glonass navigation satellite launched by Soyuz rocket

Spaceflight Now:
Payload problem prompts SpaceX launch delay

Daily Mail:
That cuppa is out of this world! Space engineers gear up to send the first hot drinks machine to the ISS

Discovery News:
Why Extroverts Could Cause Problems on a Mission to Mars

Discovery News:
Radar Reveals Beautiful Face of an Asteroid 'Beast'

Universe Today:
An Ocean On Pluto's Moon? Hopeful Scientists Will Keep An Eye Out For Cracks

Daily Mail:
Could giant oceans under the surface of Pluto's moon harbour alien life? Giant cracks on Charon hint at once warm tidal seas

Daily Mail:
Are two giant planets lurking beyond Pluto? Unusual orbits spotted in the outer solar system hint at the presence of large worlds

Daily Mail:
Bid to talk to aliens could doom us all: How the quest to find ET could be 'insanely risky'

Popular Science:
How To Make A New Planet Home

WEEKEND EDITION: June 14 through June 15, 2014

The Wire:
For the First Time Ever, a Computer Passed Turing Test for Artificial Intelligence

The Guardian:
Scientists dispute whether computer 'Eugene Goostman' passed Turing test

The Guardian:
Turing test: this little Eugene Goostman was much brighter than I imagined

Smithsonian Magazine:
The Turing Test Measures Something, But It's Not "Intelligence"

The Guardian:
When PARRY Met ELIZA: A Ridiculous Chatbot Conversation From 1972

Gizmodo:
Watch a Mind-Controlled Cyborg Leg Make the World Cup's First Kick

The Atlantic:
Meet the Cute, Wellies-Wearing, Wikipedia-Reading Robot That's Going to Hitchhike Across Canada

Gizmodo:
A Perpetual Slinky Treadmill Might Be Humanity's Greatest Achievement

Science Magazine:
Could Pulses in Earth's Magnetic Field Forecast Earthquakes?

Daily Mail:
A blue planet through and through: Researchers find Earth's biggest water reservoir is trapped in rocks 400 miles BENEATH the United States

Live Science:
Tiny Fish May Be Ancestor of Nearly All Living Vertebrates

Daily Mail:
What a jaw-dropping discovery! Fossils of a 500-million-year-old fish may solve the evolutionary mystery of how the jawbone developed

Live Science:
Ancient Long-Necked 'Sea Monsters' Rowed Their Way to Prey

Smithsonian Magazine:
Found: 120-Million-Year-Old Colony of Fossilized Flying Reptiles, Plus Their Eggs

Daily Mail:
Scientists solve the mystery of whether dinosaurs were hot or cold blooded - and reveal they were somewhere in between

Daily Mail:
From early reptiles to total extinction: Dinosaur family tree reveals how lumbering creatures evolved into elegant flyers

Daily Mail:
Ferocious foxes prowled the Himalayas five million years ago: Fossils suggest Tibet was a 'training ground' for Ice Age adaptations

Daily Mail:
Rare European butterfly settles in Britain for the first time: Continental swallowtail has been spotted in Sussex

io9:
In Defense of Raccoons

Science Magazine:
Chimps Best Humans at Game Theory

Daily Mail:
Did we learn to speak by mimicking apes? Early language may have been formed by combining the noises of primates and birds

Daily Mail:
Discovered: The evidence that the A1 is TEN THOUSAND YEARS old

The History Blog:
Mausoleum of Romulus reopens after 20 years

The History Blog:
Swedish city returns ancient textiles to Peru

The History Blog:
Register of St. Osmund misplaced for 34 years

Live Science:
Ancient Mayan Altars, Sculpted Artwork Discovered in Guatemala

Daily Mail:
Was the ship Columbus discovered the New World in burnt as firewood? New theory challenges claim Santa Maria was shipwrecked

The History Blog:
Oldest handmade model skull attributed to Leonardo

Daily Mail:
Is this Dracula's final resting place? 16th century headstone unearthed in Naples could belong to Vlad the Impaler

The History Blog:
One of Vermeer's first paintings authenticated

The History Blog:
1733 portrait of freed slave acquired by Yorktown museum

Smithsonian Magazine:
Lewis and Clark Only Became Popular 50 Years Ago

Gizmodo:
Unlock the Past: How a 19th Century Lock Pick Changed Security Forever

Daily Mail:
Jack the Ripper 'lived on Flower and Dean Street, and may have died in a mental asylum': Expert uses algorithm to reveal details about London's notorious killer

io9:
The Only Footage We Have Of Arthur Conan Doyle Talking About Sherlock

io9:
Extraordinary Photos of Everyday Life in Oak Ridge, the Secret City

Gizmodo:
Why Was the Computer Never Patented?

Stuff NZ:
Multimillion-dollar revamp for Antarctic Base

Deadspin:
Nobody Wants To Host The 2022 Olympics

Science Magazine:
People from Mexico show stunning amount of genetic diversity

June 13, 2014

Daily Mail:
Could Friday the 13th wreak havoc on mobile phone signals? Impact of massive solar flare is expected to hit Earth tomorrow - and it could disrupt satellites

Spaceflight Now:
36-Year-Old 'Retired' NASA Spacecraft to be Jump-Started

Universe Today:
Boeing Unveils Commercial CST-100 'Space Taxi' to Launch US Astronauts to Space from US Soil

Space Daily:
Arrival and Departure at Phoebe

Air & Space Magazine:
Would Life Be More Advanced on a World Twice as Old as Earth?

Popular Science:
Dueling Amerika Bombers

Gizmodo:
Stabilized video of the accident that almost killed Neil Armstrong

June 12, 2014

Live Science:
Intense Solar Storm Could Hit Earth on Friday the 13th

Universe Today:
The Sun Fires Off a Third X-Class Flare

Spaceflight Now:
Crew safe after reporting smoke inside space station

The Atlantic:
NASA's Supersonic Parachute Is Running Out of Time

Daily Mail:
Engage warp drive! Nasa reveals latest designs for a Star Trek-style spacecraft that could make interstellar travel a reality

New Scientist:
Two giant planets may cruise unseen beyond Pluto

Gizmag:
FAA approves first commercial overland UAV flights

Gizmodo:
Flying this Nazi glider from 1938 seems incredibly fun

Popular Science:
Eugen Sanger: Germany's Other Rocket Genius

June 11, 2014

Sarasota Herald Tribune - De Void:
They're not all dingbats

Discovery News:
Sun Unleashes Two High-Powered X-Class Solar Flares

Universe Today:
The Sun Pops Off Two X-Class Solar Flares in One Day

Spaceflight Now:
New experiments to fly on Europe's last ATV cargo ship

Spaceflight Now:
Launch of next Antares rocket slips to July

Daily Mail:
The spacecraft that could take man to Mars: Countdown to first test of the Orion spacecraft begins at Kennedy Space Center

Daily Mail:
What caused the 'man on the moon'? Higher temperatures weakened the surface and made impacts more visible, study claims

Discovery News:
Violent Moon-Forming Impact Occurred 60 Million Years Earlier

New Scientist:
Part of infant Earth survived moon's shocking birth

Stuff NZ:
Earth's memories may predate moon

The Aviationist:
[Photos and Video] Two U.S. B-2 Stealth Bombers arrive at RAF Fairford, UK

June 10, 2014

Open Minds:
A UFO sighting in Arizona in 1968 revisited

Adelaide Advertiser:
South Australia's X Files: Part 1 - Family car attacked by UFO, baffling crop circles

Universe Today:
Moon-Forming Crash Left A 'Signal' In Planet Earth

Universe Today:
Space Seed: How To Spread Earth's Life Across The Universe

New Scientist:
Extreme checklist to look for odd life on other worlds

Gizmag:
HorseFly delivery drone would use a van as its base-on-the-go

Daily Mail:
From robotic milk maids to self-driving tractors and drones that monitor crops: Scientists reveal the future of farming

New York Times:
I Was Promised Flying Cars

The Atlantic:
How Jetpacks and Flying Cars Turned into Cliches About the Future

Wired - Danger Room:
It's Not Surprising Two Harrier Jets Have Crashed in a Month

June 9, 2014

Daily Mail:
Submarines on Titan and giant nets to capture asteroids: Nasa unveils futuristic designs that could help explore new worlds

Popular Science:
DIY Space Suit Chosen For Suborbital And Supersonic Flights

Gizmag:
NASA announces technology experiments to fly on SpaceShipTwo

Universe Today:
Enter the Dragon: First Look Inside SpaceX's New Crew Transporter to Orbit ? Photos

Discovery News:
SpaceX: Mars Mission 'Insurance' Against Disaster

Science Magazine:
How Did the Moon Really Form?

io9:
Venus Has Space Weather Explosions That Are Larger Than the Planet

Smithsonian Magazine:
What Would the Planet That Smashed Into the Moon Have Been Like?

Universe Today:
Curiosity Captures Stunning New Mount Sharp Panorama 'On The Go'

New Scientist:
Pluto and its moon snuggle under a shared atmosphere

io9:
Here's What Happens When A Pigeon Tries To Fly In Zero Gravity

GE Reports:
How the Amazing Copper Man and Electric Blankets Gave Birth to WWII High-Altitude Flying Suit

Air & Space Magazine:
The Pilot Who Led the D-Day Invasion

WEEKEND EDITION: June 7 through June 8, 2014

The Guardian:
Gravity versus the Standard Model

Daily Mail:
Has the Big Bang breakthrough been foiled by dust? Researchers claim discovery has major flaw

Inside Science:
Why Does Time Flow Forward?

Gizmag:
Robot Linda to meet the public at London's Natural History Museum

Popular Science:
Robots Are Evil: The Sci-Fi Myth of Killer Machines

Daily Mail:
An eggs-traordinary find! Ancient reptile fossils shed light on how mysterious Pterosaurs nested like modern-day birds

Stuff NZ:
Mosquito invasion for Australia

Daily Mail:
Stone Age 'camp' unearthed in London: Evidence of fires, animal bones and a rare flint tool dating back 700,000 years found

Daily Mail:
Are these the world's oldest trousers? 3,000-year-old clothing discovered in ancient Chinese tomb

io9:
The Forgotten History Of CGI

The History Blog:
Decoding Anglo-Saxon art

The History Blog:
Henry VII's tomb yields silk cloth 10 feet long

Daily Mail:
Can we save da Vinci's vanishing face? Technique to preserve centuries-old paper developed in bid to save artist's self-portrait

Daily Mail:
Spot the whale! Restoration of 17th-century Dutch painting reveals huge beached animal in the background that had been painted over

Gizmodo:
This toy from the 19th century seems to be working by magic

Smithsonian Magazine:
Grab a Drink, on the Sly, at One of D.C.'s Former Speakeasies

The Atlantic:
Guess What Year 'Computerized' Peaked

Washington Post:
How CBS scooped the world on the Tiananmen Square story

The Atlantic:
There Are 64 Tiananmen Terms Censored on China's Internet Today

Smithsonian Magazine:
The Unlikely History of the Origins of Modern Maps

io9:
Watch Hugh Jackman's Wolverine Audition For The Very First X-Men Movie

Gizmodo:
You really have to be crazy to get in and out of this lighthouse

Daily Mail:
'If they don't like it, they stop playing!' Meet the Damahur people who claim to have uncovered the secrets of plant music and say they can TIME TRAVEL

Popular Science:
Is DEET Safe To Use?

Popular Science:
The Real-Life Science Behind The Summer's Most Outrageous Sci-Fi Movies


The Boston Globe:
The Globe's front page on D-Day in 1944

The History Channel:
Landing at Normandy: The 5 Beaches of D-Day

Mashable:
D-Day Weather Map Is Most Important in History

Los Angeles Times:
Eisenhower had a second, secret D-day message

Washington Post:
Preparations and landing at Normandy

Kansas City Star:
Photo gallery: Allied operations on D-Day 70 years ago

Smithsonian Magazine:
Photos From the Hours After Americans Heard About the D-Day Invasion

FIve Thirty-Eight:
The Challenge of Counting D-Day's Dead

Time:
At D-Day Commemoration, Few Mourn the War's Losers

CBS News:
Bedford Boys' D-Day loss still casts shadow in Virginia town

Washington Post:
A U.S. soldier's last letter home before he died on D-Day

San Francisco Chronicle:
D-Day invasion's final active ship houses history in S.F.


June 6, 2014

Sarasota Herald Tribune - De Void:
A splash without ripples

National Geographic:
Watch as 'the Beast' Asteroid Sails Past Earth This Week

International Business Times:
Asteroid 2014 HQ124: All You Need to Know About 'The Beast' Set to Whizz Past Earth

Universe Today:
How Sentinel Will Hunt for Hidden Asteroids

Daily Mail:
How the moon was made: Researchers reveal new evidence Earth was hit by giant object as big as Mars 4.5 billion years ago

Discovery News:
Bits of Ancient Earth-Shattering Impactor Found on Moon

Space.com:
How the Moon Formed: Lunar Rocks Support Giant Impact Theory

Scientific American:
Lunar Rock Chemistry Argued to Reveal How the Moon Formed

Space.com:
How the Moon Was Made: Lunar Evolution Explained (Infographic)

Discovery News:
Kepler Returns! Exoplanet Mission Makes New Discoveries

New Scientist:
Venus death dive to unlock secrets of Earth's evil twin

Astrobiology Magazine:
Could Exomoons Give False Positives In Search For Life?

New Scientist:
Ancient exoplanet may have the right stuff for life

Daily Mail:
Huge 12 billion-year-old explosion in space has been spotted from Earth - and it could reveal secrets of the early universe

Space Daily:
Airbus's SpacePlane demonstrator tested in South China Sea

Daily Mail:
That's out of this world! Homemade helium space balloon captures breathtaking footage above the Scottish highlands

The Aviationist:
Typhoon with D-Day invasion stripes among Duxford D-Day Anniversary Airshow highlights

June 5, 2014

Space.com:
SpaceX's Huge Falcon Heavy Rocket: How It Works (Infographic)

Spaceflight Now:
Expert report casts doubt on NASA's pathway to Mars

Spaceflight Now:
Planet-hunting Kepler telescope back in action

Astrobiology Magazine:
Where Have All The Craters Gone?

Space Daily:
'Neapolitan' exoplanets come in three flavors

Astrobiology Magazine:
Introducing Earth's Bigger, Older Brother: Planet Kapteyn b

Discovery News:
Star Within a Star: Weird Stellar 'Hybrid' Discovered

Air & Space Magazine:
The Fighter Pilot's Survival Guide

io9:
How Jules Verne Helped Invent the Helicopter

June 4, 2014

Space.com:
Found! Oldest Known Alien Planet That Might Support Life

Space Daily:
Russia preparing to launch Okno space surveillance system at full capacity

The Atlantic:
NASA Is About to Test a Mega-Parachute at the Edge of Space

Universe Today:
Meet SpaceX's New Manned Dragon: Cool Animation Shows 'How It Works'

New Scientist:
Fireball meteors emit unique radio wave signals

Astrobiology Magazine:
Ice and Fire Forge A Reservoir for Life on Mars

Astrobiology Magazine:
To Catch a Comet by the Tail: Rosetta's historic meet and greet with Churyumov-Gerasimenko

The DEW Line:
Vision of the future

The Aviationist:
This is not a videogame but Rafale combat plane's cockpit at dusk

The Aviationist:
U.S. Global Hawk UAS flew from Italy to Norway during largest ever test of NATO's intelligence capabilities

io9:
Behold the Weird Glory of Airplanes Driving on Roads

Universe Today:
Relive The Joy Of Spacewalking During America's First EVA, 49 Years Ago Today

June 3, 2014

Sarasota Herald Tribune - De Void:
Sympathy for the hounds

NT News Australia:
Possible UFO crop circles spotted at Muckaty Station, north of Tennant Creek

Universe Today:
Detailed Deconstruction of the "Face" and Pyramids on Mars Claims

Universe Today:
Surprise! Fireballs Light up the Radio Sky, Hinting at Unexplored Physics

Gizmodo:
This is the rocket that will make SpaceX's Dragon V2 land anywhere

The Aviationist:
Inside Look at SpaceX Dragon V2, the first private spaceship to take astronauts to space

Spaceflight Now:
Stakeholders rally behind new U.S. rocket engine

Spaceflight Now:
Lockheed Martin nears end of first Orion launch campaign

Discovery News:
DNews: NASA Pumps Up Prospects for Inflatable Spacecraft

The Guardian:
Monstrous rocky planet nicknamed 'Godzilla of Earths'

Daily Mail:
'The Godzilla of Earths' is found: Planet 17 times larger than our own suggests there may be more habitable worlds than first thought

Discovery News:
Strange New World Discovered: The 'Mega Earth'

New Scientist:
Impossibly heavy planet is the first 'mega-Earth'

Space.com:
Night Sky: Visible Planets, Moon Phases and Events, June 2014

Space.com:
Best Stargazing Events of June 2014: Night Sky Maps (Gallery)

June 2, 2014

Air & Space Magazine:
Infrared Dawn: The Next Space Telescope Will Be Hubble x 100

New Scientist:
SpaceX unveils sleek, reusable Dragon crew capsule

Spaceflight Now:
SpaceX reveals new-look passenger spacecraft

Discovery News:
SpaceX Passenger Dragon Spaceship Debuts

Air & Space Magazine:
"That Is How a 21st Century Spaceship Should Land"

Daily Mail:
Virgin Galactic gets the green light: US aviation authorities approve Branson's space flights for launch later this year

Space.com:
UK Takes Aim at Commercial Spaceflight, Spaceport Possible by 2018

Gizmag:
Morpheus makes first night landing

Universe Today:
World Largest Heat Shield Attached to NASA's Orion Crew Capsule for Crucial Fall 2014 Test Flight

Gizmag:
High-altitude rocket looks for clues on emerging stars

IEEE Spectrum:
Robots Will Pave the Way to Mars

New Scientist:
Astrophile: The outermost ocean in the solar system

Universe Today:
Video: Beyond Neptune, It Sure Is Crowded With Icy Objects

New Scientist:
Ultimate solar system could contain 60 Earths

Dvice:
Astronomers eavesdropping on alien planets

Universe Today:
There Might Be 100 Million Planets In The Galaxy With Complex Life

Popular Science:
The Most Intriguing Stars In The Universe [Infographic]

Popular Science:
A New Idea For Colonizing Space: Send Our DNA, Assemble Ourselves Once We Get There

io9:
H.G. Wells' Remarkable Scientific Article About Evolution On Mars

WEEKEND EDITION: May 31 through June 1, 2014

Gizmodo:
Bizarre Soviet-Era Theory About New State of Matter Is Actually Right

IEEE Spectrum:
Researchers Build Fast Running Robot Inspired by Velociraptor

IEEE Spectrum:
So, Where Are My Robot Servants?

Daily Mail:
Jimmy, the 3D printed home robot that can walk, talk and tweet: Intel reveal $1600 robot will go on sale within months

Daily Mail:
The world through a deaf person's ears: Video reveals what it's like to listen to sound using a cochlear implant

Science Magazine:
ScienceShot: Hawaii's Oahu Used to Be a Bigger Island

Science Magazine:
Trillions of Plastic Pieces May Be Trapped in Arctic Ice

Daily Mail:
Peat bog the size of England discovered in Congo swamp: Scientists combat crocodiles, gorillas and elephants to discover 80,000 square miles of uncharted territory

Daily Mail:
Mega-croc vs supersnake: Researchers reveal 16-foot, 900-pound ancient species of crocodile that battled with 58 foot Titanoboa snake 60 million years ago

Stuff NZ:
'Extinct' animal rediscovered in Picton

Science Magazine:
The Earliest Bird to Sip a Flower

Science Magazine:
Did Dogs Help Drive Mammoths to Their Graves?

Daily Mail:
The best of Nature's disssssguises you'll ever see: The caterpillar that looks and even acts like a snake to scare off predators

Stuff NZ:
Wave of black bears heads for US suburbs

Daily Mail:
Prehistoric tipples revealed: Ancient Eurasians drank wines brewed from pine resin and fruit beers 9,000 years ago

The History Blog:
Remains of massive 2nd c. building found in France

Science Magazine:
The Invisible Graffiti of Angkor Wat

Gizmodo:
How One Man's Love of Urine Led to the Discovery of Phosphorus

The History Blog:
The Morgan wants you to see Rembrandt's etchings

The History Blog:
When Argentinian women wore hair combs four feet wide

Live Science:
American's Visit to China's Forbidden City Revealed in Old Journal

Popular Science:
War, Pirates and the Story of the First D.C. Memorial

Gizmodo:
How a Slave Had to Build the Freedom Statue in Washington DC

The Guardian:
Battered pot found in Cornish garage unlocks Egypt excavation secrets

Smithsonian Magazine:
Pioneering Social Reformer Jacob Riis Revealed How "The Other Half" Lives

Smithsonian Magazine:
The Science of a Tourist Trap

Gizmodo:
WWII Germany Hunted Tanks with Explosive Goliath Beetles

Chicago Tribune:
70 years ago, D-Day transfixed the homefront

Daily Mail:
D-DAY MINUTE BY TERRIFYING MINUTE: Studded with extraordinary detail, it's the most joltingly vivid account ever written of the day the Allies gambled everything. On the eve of its 70th anniversary, a new book relives Operation Overlord

Daily Mail:
D-day revisited - virtually! French recreate Normandy landings from the original blueprints

NY Daily News:
D-Day remembered 70 years later with striking then and now photo series

Time Magazine:
Robert Capa's Iconic D-Day Photo of a Soldier in the Surf

The Boston Globe:
Seventy years later, a dwindling few recall the chaos of D-day

Madison Eagle:
D-Day and Dad - My memories

Thomson Reuters:
U.S. soldiers rest in peace in France before old comrades' last D-Day tribute

The Atlantic:
How Officials Tried to Censor One of the Biggest Stories in the World

Air & Space Magazine:
"The Roald Dahl Aviation Story that Disney Refused to Film

Gizmodo:
Learn How They Laid the Transatlantic Cable Back in 1959

The Atlantic:
1964: The World 50 Years Ago

Gizmodo:
Here's How a 1984 Macintosh Tutorial Taught People to Use a Mouse

Air & Space Magazine:
"Free Beer for the Americanos"

Gizmodo:
The very first E.T. designs would have scarred every kid's brain forever

Gizmodo:
That Time a Commercial Aircraft Ran Out of Fuel Mid-Flight

Smithsonian Magazine:
The Cartographer Who Mapped Out Gotham City

Gizmodo:
Sci-fi film shows the agony of a soldier's first mission in one close up

Popular Science:
The Five Biggest Threats To Human Existence

May 30, 2014

Spaceflight Now:
U.S.-German-Russian crew arrives at space station

Discovery News:
Elon Musk to Unveil SpaceX's New 'Astronaut Taxi'

Gizmodo:
SpaceX Dragon V2 is here and it's awesome - check out the first pictures!

Space.com:
SpaceX's Manned Dragon Space Capsule Explained (Infographic)

Space Daily:
Virgin space flights cleared for US take-off

Spaceflight Now:
Space station cargo delivery delayed after engine failure

Space Daily:
Proton Rocket Failure Probe Finds No Evidence of Deliberate Misconduct

Science Magazine:
Space Buffs Make Contact With Discarded NASA Probe

Space.com:
NASA's Voyager Probes Still Healthy After Nearly 4 Decades in Space

Gizmodo:
All the Saturn V rockets launching at the same time in a single video

Daily Mail:
From the reusable Dyna-Soar plane to the Mars-bound Nerva engine: Vintage space agency images reveal the rockets that NEVER took off

The Guardian:
Stars in their eyes: architects and scientists mull designs for ark in space

Air & Space Magazine:
747: The World's Airliner

io9:
How Jules Verne Invented Astronautics

May 29, 2014

The Atlantic:
The Number of Humans in Space Doubled Today

NASA Spaceflight.com:
International trio arrive at ISS following Soyuz TMA-13M trip

Universe Today:
Observing Alert - Space Station 'Marathon' Starts This Week

Popular Science:
The Many Lives of ISEE-3

Universe Today:
Did This Martian Volcano Once Host Life?

Scientific American:
Pluto Bids to Get Back Planetary Status

Discovery News:
Hunt Intensifies for Aliens on Kepler's Planets

Popular Science:
How We'll Talk To Aliens

io9:
These Meteorites Were Caught on Film as They Blazed to Earth

Gizmag:
Flying a plane with your mind comes closer to reality

Gizmodo:
How to Become an Astronaut

Popular Science:
Bogus User-Generated CNN Asteroid Apocalypse Article Goes Viral

May 28, 2014

Columbia Daily Tribune:
UFO accounts are journalists' stuff of dreams

Space Daily:
Russia puts satellite in orbit from sea platform after 2013 flop

Space Daily:
Three defense satellites launched from Plesetsk reached final orbit

Spaceflight Now:
NASA's latest Soyuz seat procurement may be its last

Dvice:
Robot does mechanical surgery to heal itself outside the ISS

Gizmag:
NASA unveils new home for space rats

Science Magazine:
The Moon - Wet and Dry

Gizmag:
Giant exoplanet imaged directly using infrared light

Discovery News:
How did Mars Moon Phobos Become so Groovy?

Wired - Danger Room:
B-52 Bomber Gets Its First New Communications System Since the 1960s

Popular Science:
New Chinese 5th Generation Fighter Jet J31 Performs More Flight Tests

Daily Mail:
Experience the sensation of WINGSUIT FLYING over NYC skyscrapers in this vertigo-inducing head-cam video

The Atlantic:
How Kids See Space

May 27, 2014

Sarasota Herald Tribune - De Void:
Zapped by weapons-grade weather?

Syracuse New Times:
1965 UFO - The Flying Saucer Whisperer

ABC Australia:
Secrets of the universe could be contained in mystery fireball

Space Daily:
Russian Rocket Engine Replacement to Cost US $1.5Bln, Take 6 Years

Universe Today:
Atlas V Blasts Off with Clandestine US Spy Satellite Amidst Russian Engine Controversy

Spaceflight Now:
Three satellites rocket into orbit to link Russian forces

Spaceflight Now:
Antares rocket engine damaged in test mishap

Universe Today:
Opportunity Overlooks Ridge for Spectacular Vista of Vast Martian Crater and Habitable Zone Ahead

Daily Mail:
How craters are created: Researchers spot massive new impact on Mars

ABC Australia:
Mars' minerals could be microbe made

Stuff NZ:
Is Mars already a colony?

Nature:
Pluto-bound probe faces crisis

Daily Mail:
Strange flashing lights and spacecraft-killing radiation: The 'bermuda triangle of space' revealed in unprecedented detail

MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND EDITION: May 24 through May 26, 2014

Gizmodo:
The Fermi Paradox: Where the Hell Are the Other Earths?

Daily Mail:
Have we really found the 'smoking gun' for Big Bang expansion? Scientists squabble over experiment that claimed to have glimpsed of the birth of the universe

Science Magazine:
Doubts Shroud Big Bang Discovery

New Scientist:
Skinny wormholes could send messages through time

Discovery News:
Experiment to Turn Light Into Matter

The Guardian:
Notation, notation, notation: a brief history of mathematical symbols

The Guardian:
Virus experiments risk unleashing global pandemic, study warns

Science Magazine:
ScienceShot: How Do Redwoods Grow So Tall?

Daily Mail:
Human heartbeats are a BILLION years old: People share pumping mechanism with ancient sea creatures

Smithsonian Magazine:
Did the Evolution of Animal Intelligence Begin With Tiktaalik?

Daily Mail:
Fossilized bones of huge 100 TON dinosaur found as scientists say the newly-discovered species was the LARGEST EVER to roam the Earth

Smithsonian Magazine:
The Story of One Whale Who Tried to Bridge the Linguistic Divide Between Animals and Humans

The Telegraph:
Spanish Conquest May Have Altered Peru's Shoreline

Science Magazine:
Buy a stake in Dracula's castle

The History Blog:
Continental Currency coin sold for $1,410,000

Smithsonian Magazine:
Getting to Know Whistler's Father

Gizmodo:
The Case for Robots, 1864 Edition

Smithsonian Magazine:
The Pocket Watch Was the World's First Wearable Tech Game Changer

Gizmodo:
On This Day in 1899, The First Speeding Arrest Happened - At 12 mph

Gizmodo:
Century-Old Time Capsule Mystery Finally Solved

Smithsonian Magazine:
Europe's Landscape Is Still Scarred by World War I

The Atlantic:
The Secret History of Hypertext

Gizmodo:
How Historians Recovered the Only Surviving Nazi "Flying Pencil"

Daily Mail:
Chilling unseen photograph emerges of Hiroshima mushroom cloud taken from US bomber just one minute after atomic bomb was dropped

io9:
The Ten Most Bizarre Ideas For Using Nuclear Weapons

Gizmodo:
The most spectacular and destructive atomic bombs in history

Gizmodo:
These Adorable "Robot Tortoises" Were the Roombas of 1949

Boing Boing:
Disneyland's original prospectus revealed!

Live Science:
Secret Weapon? Conspiracy Theories Abound as US Military Closes HAARP

The Guardian:
Just how new are the Merriam-Webster dictionary's new words?

Gizmodo:
How to Build a Moat to Keep Out the Mongol Horde (and Your Neighbors)

Popular Science:
Catching Your Past Life Murderer

Gizmodo:
The Best Fake Movies from Netflix's Summary Screw-Ups

Gizmodo:
You Can Now Download 400,000 of the Met's Artworks For Free

May 23, 2014

Spaceflight Now:
Atlas 5 launches payload for intelligence community

Discovery News:
Russian Meteor: Chelyabinsk Asteroid Had Violent Past

Air & Space Magazine:
Searching for Secrets at Area 51

Air & Space Magazine:
How to Ship an $8.8 Billion Telescope

Air & Space Magazine:
Build Your Own Drone

Air & Space Magazine:
Felix Baumgartner's "Edge of Space" Capsule Goes on Display

Air & Space Magazine:
Thomas Baldwin's "Aerial Rowboat" Could Do About 4 MPH on a Calm Day

Air & Space Magazine:
Russia's Rocket Town

Air & Space Magazine:
The Spaceport in Siberia

Air & Space Magazine:
The Deadliest Night Fighter in Korea

Air & Space Magazine:
The 98-Pound Weakling of Research Airplanes

Air & Space Magazine:
If a Mercury Astronaut Came Down in a Communist Country, the U.S. Had a Plan

May 22, 2014

Universe Today:
Potential Weekend Meteor Shower Will Pelt the Moon Too!

Daily Mail:
Watch the 5,000 meteoroids that bombard Earth each day in REAL TIME: Map plots where comet debris is burning up above our heads

Spaceflight Now:
Atlas 5 rocket set for launch amid cloud of controversy

Spaceflight Now:
Top general says reliability trumps rocket costs

Space.com:
Air Force Would Prefer New Rocket Engine Over US Version of Russian Design

Spaceflight Now:
Dragon cargo capsule encounters water seepage

Spaceflight Now:
Photos: Dragon spaceship returns to port

Spaceflight Now:
SpaceX investigating Falcon 9 first stage helium leak

Spaceflight Now:
ULA speeds up Delta 4 rocket production

Universe Today:
Curiosity says 'Goodbye Kimberley' after Parting Laser Blasts and Seeking New Adventures Ahead

Discovery News:
Mars Rover Surveys Ruddy Crater Rim: Big Pic

Discovery News:
Chilled Microbes Responsible for Mars Methane Mystery?

Daily Mail:
Is this proof that life once flourished on Mars? Clay-like mineral found on the red planet can be created by microbes

Air & Space Magazine:
Exploring Mars - With Arrows

Daily Mail:
Have aliens already visited Earth? Nasa book suggests that ancient rock art could have been created by extraterrestrials

New Scientist:
Earth's backup: Sending religious texts to the moon

May 21, 2014

Ipswich Star:
Rendlesham: Ministry of Defence officer reveals all about UFO claims

Motherboard:
This Is the Secret Google X Internet Balloon Everyone Thought Was a UFO

Dvice:
Image of the Day: A year of sun on Mars

Scientific American:
Saturn's Largest Moon Has Waves: Waves on Titan Indicate Methane Seas That May Be Home to Life

Daily Mail:
Travel like Iron man! Mini wingless jet-pack lets man zoom around at speeds of 77mph (but only for half a minute)

Popular Science:
At Drone Conference, Bots That Bop

Slate:
We May Get a Major Meteor Shower on Friday May 23-24

USA Today:
New meteor shower influenced by Jupiter's gravity

Space.com:
Meteor Storms: How Supersized Displays of 'Shooting Stars' Work (Infographics)

Daily Mail:
Our solar system's space traffic revealed: Infographic plots every active spacecraft between the sun and interstellar space

Universe Today:
Zoomable Poster Now Shows Off 54 Years Of Space Exploration

May 20, 2014

Popular Science:
Curiosity Took 65 Bacteria Species On Trip To Mars

Space Daily:
New ISS Expedition Unaffected by Proton Crash

Popular Science:
Russian Bluster Aside, What Will Become Of The ISS?

Spaceflight Now:
Atlas 5 rocket set for launch amid cloud of controversy

Spaceflight Now:
Dragon mission ends with splashdown in Pacific Ocean

Space.com:
Private Team Hopes to Contact 36-Year-Old NASA Probe This Week

Space.com:
3 Private Moon Lander Concepts Make NASA's Short List

Discovery News:
Space Junk From Failed Russian Launch Found in China

Space Daily:
When fantasy becomes reality: first seeds to be planted soon on Mars

Space.com:
Will New Meteor Shower This Weekend Sizzle or Fizzle?

The Aviationist:
Army Air Force Video explains how to evade Flak (anti-aircraft fire) in WWII

May 19, 2014

Space.com:
Brilliant Fireball Streaks Over Southeastern US (Video, Photos)

Stuff NZ:
Ball of light crashes to earth in Queensland

Spaceflight Now:
Telecom satellite lost after Proton launch failure

Space Daily:
Russian rocket falls back to Earth with super satellite

Spaceflight Now:
How Russia's Proton Rocket Works (Infographic)

Scientific American:
Busted Exoplanet-Hunting Kepler Space Telescope Gets a New Mission

Discovery News:
Venus Probe Will Dive to Its Death

Daily Mail:
Now THAT'S out of the park! Cricket ball sent to the 'edge of space' on a balloon

Gizmodo:
This Furious High-Flying Drone Can Spy Overhead For 15 Hours

Dvice:
Inching across the Moon in the Lunar Worm

WEEKEND EDITION: May 17 through May 18, 2014

Dvice:
Multiverse may not be as endless as we thought

The Guardian:
What is Newton's second law of motion?

The Planetary Society:
The Case of the 5-Millisecond Cosmic Radio Burst

Daily Mail:
Catch! Watch the incredible robot arm that never drops a thing - and is set to be blasted into orbit to grab space junk

Daily Mail:
Move over Road Runner! Sprinting robot tears up the race track by reaching speeds of up to 20mph using its six rotating legs

Daily Mail:
How the world looked during the ice age: The incredible map that reveals just how much our planet has changed in 14,000 years

Stuff NZ:
Extinct moa 'not always flightless'

Inside Science:
Zoo-Raised Gorillas Prefer Forest Sounds Over Chopin

Daily Mail:
War of the CHIMPS that lasted four years reveals how human societies splinter

Daily Mail:
Naia, the earliest American: 13,000 year old ice age teenage girl's skeleton oldest ever found in the Americas - and sheds new light on how man arrived in the New World

Daily Mail:
Has the ship Columbus sailed to discover the New World been found? Wreck found off the coast of Haiti believed to be 500 year old Santa Maria

The History Blog:
Who was Parmigianino's Turkish Slave?

The Guardian:
The triumph of melancholy: 500 years of Dürer's most enigmatic print

Archaeology Magazine:
Searching for the Comanche Empire

Smithsonian Magazine:
For the First Time in 93 Years, a 19th-Century Whaling Ship Sets Sail

Smithsonian Magazine:
These Maps Reveal How Slavery Expanded Across the United States

Smithsonian Magazine:
Letters from Mothers to President Lincoln

Smithsonian Magazine:
The History of the Humble Suitcase

Popular Science:
The Women Who Removed Birds From People's Hats

Smithsonian Magazine:
The 20 Can't-Miss Summer Festivals of 2014

May 16, 2014

Space.com:
Near Miss: Tiny Asteroid Gives Earth a Close Shave (Photos)

The DEW Line:
Space Hackers Prepare to Reboot 35-Year-Old Spacecraft

Discovery News:
Not-So-Great Red Spot: Jupiter's Epic Storm is Shrinking

io9:
The Space Gun Was Conceived 199 Years Ago

io9:
The Brookings Institution Gave NASA Advice About Extraterrestrial Life

io9:
This Doodle Is Actually Concept Art Of The World's First Space Station

io9:
The Astronomer Who Wanted to Rearrange the Solar System, Using Nukes

May 15, 2014

KLAS-TV:
I-Team: Man who exposed Area 51 defends UFO information

Huffington Post:
Ex-Air Force Law Enforcement Agent Says He Hoaxed Major UFO Mythologies

Discovery News:
Weird Loner Exoplanet Orbits Far From its Star

Daily Mail:
Diamonds are an exoplanet hunter's best friend: Astronomers finds carbon-rich planets could be far more common than previously thought

Dvice:
Your first hoverbike will go on sale in 2017

Daily Mail:
Stargazing in the 17th century: Dutch archaeologists discover the world's OLDEST working telescope

Popular Science:
Want to Relive the Excitement of Apollo 10?

Space.com:
Evolution of the Spacesuit in Pictures (Space Tech Gallery)

May 14, 2014

Universe Today:
Moscow Delivers Double Whammy to US Space Efforts - Bans Rockets Engines for Military Use, Won't Prolong ISS Work

Space Daily:
Russia to only use ISS until 2020: official

Spaceflight Now:
International space crew lands safely in Kazakhstan

Space.com:
Soyuz Landing Photos: Expedition 39 Crew Returns to Earth

Popular Science:
Will Russia Colonize The Moon?

May 13, 2014

Space.com:
New Meteor Shower from Comet Could Dazzle Stargazers Next Week

Daily Mail:
Is the moon lying on its SIDE? Giant impact might have knocked it off balance 4 billion years ago, claim experts

Universe Today:
Why Earth's Spores Could Survive A Trip to Mars

New Scientist:
A brief history of space flight - in numbers

Wired - Beyond Apollo:
North American Aviation's 1965 Mars/Venus Piloted Flyby Study, Part 1: the Flyby CSM

May 12, 2014

Daily Mail:
Could microbes be lying DORMANT on Mars? Icy regions may hide organisms that could be brought back to life, claims study

Space.com:
NASA's Futuristic Z-2 Spacesuit: How It Works (Infographic)

Air & Space Magazine:
When NASA Told Its Astronauts to Quit Smoking

WEEKEND EDITION: May 10 through May 11, 2014

io9:
8 Great Philosophical Questions That We'll Never Solve

Inside Science:
Spacetime May Be A Slippery Fluid

Universe Today:
Does Light Experience Time?

Popular Science:
IBM's Watson Can Now Argue For You

Popular Science:
New Chinese Supercomputer Goes Beta (Tianhe 2 Ahead Of Schedule And On Budget)

Astrobiology Magazine:
How Cosmic Crashes Could Have Kickstarted Plate Tectonics

Daily Mail:
Not so dino-sore! Carnivorous prehistoric creatures possessed amazing healing abilities, bones reveal

Daily Mail:
Meet 'Pinocchio rex'! Experts unearth long-snouted tyrannosaur that was faster and stealthier than a T.rex (and no, they're NOT lying)

Daily Mail:
Dinosaur claws were used for killing and DIGGING: Evolution caused the talons to adapt as creatures became herbivores

Daily Mail:
Archaeologists unearth 5,600-year-old tomb complete with mummy that PREDATES the First Dynasty of pharaohs

Daily Mail:
Has King David's citadel been found? Israeli archaeologist claims to have discovered site captured in the conquest of Jerusalem

The History Blog:
Unique early 5th c. hoard found in Limburg

Daily Mail:
Did the Vikings invade MADEIRA? Mouse bone DNA suggests invaders - and their rodents - arrived in the 11th century

The History Blog:
Madrid begins search for Cervantes' remains

The History Blog:
Louvre and Prado Mona Lisas as stereoscopic image

The History Blog:
Van Dyck self-portrait acquired by National Portrait Gallery

Gizmodo:
Who Painted This 300-Year-Old Guidebook to Every Imaginable Color?

Daily Mail:
Could a chemical bath solve the mystery of what sank a hand-cranked Confederate submarine that destroyed a battleship in 1864?

Smithsonian Magazine:
Meet Grandison Harris, the Grave Robber Enslaved (and then Employed) By the Georgia College of Medicine

Daily Mail:
From lunar bicycles to aftershave-fuelled cars: Exhibition showcases the marvellous mechanical visions of the future made by artist Rowland Emett 60 years ago

Gizmag:
Automotive exhibit showcases influential designs of the future ... from the past

Gizmodo:
Subscription Radio of the 1940s Was the Scrambled Porn of Its Day

Gizmodo:
The Great Polio Vaccine Feud

Gizmodo:
BASIC, the 50-Year-Old Computer Programming Language for Regular People

Daily Mail:
It may look like a toy track but this is the future of train travel, says China. SUPER-MAGLEV could one day go up to 1,800MPH)

io9:
The Future Of Transportation Used To Look So Much More Sensational

May 9, 2014

Daily Mail:
What is this mysterious aircraft filmed 'blitzing Taliban base in Afghanistan'? Footage shows 'UFO' blasting terrorists' encampment

The Aviationist:
(Fake) Video shows triangular shaped aircraft attack Taliban camp in Afghanistan

Universe Today:
The Hunt for KBOs for New Horizons' Post-Pluto Encounter Continues

Daily Mail:
Is that a PLANE in your driveway? The converted WWII Air Force village - equipped with 700 hangars and a 4,000ft runway - where planes completely replace cars

Space.com:
Is a Google jetpack coming? Firm admits it worked on design in secret lab - but says technology is not yet advanced enough

Space.com:
NASA Test Pilot Bill Dana, Flew X-15 Rocket Plane into Space, Dies at 83

Air & Space Magazine:
Test Pilot Bill Dana's Worst Fear: Embarrassing Himself in Front of his Peers

May 8, 2014

Air & Space Magazine:
Pilots -- Watch the Skies!

Spaceflight Now:
Russian spy satellite launched by Soyuz rocket

Spaceflight Now:
Curiosity rover drills into Martian sandstone

Discovery News:
Boldly Growing: Will NASA Send a Greenhouse to Mars?

Discovery News:
Fire missiles at Mars to find deeply buried life

Daily Mail:
Now YOU can enjoy an astronaut's view of Earth! Nasa launches a real-time video of our planet from the ISS that streams 24/7

Daily Mail:
Buy a piece of lunar history: Joystick used to land man on the MOON is up for auction - and it could be yours for £180,000

May 7, 2014

Universe Today:
Are we Ready for Contact?

Popular Science:
We Might Never Find Alien Life With Current Technology

Spaceflight Now:
SpaceX supply ship unloaded by robots and astronauts

Spaceflight Now:
Time is running out for diminutive space mission

Discovery News:
Dud or Delight? 'New' Meteor Shower Could Hit Us May 24

Daily Mail:
Meteor shower later in May could turn out to be a STORM - with up to 1,000 shooting stars an HOUR

Popular Science:
How Mountains In Our Solar System Compare [Infographic]

Gizmodo:
First video of the US Army flying truck in action

Gizmag:
Video showing AT Black Knight Transformer's first flight released

The Aviationist:
Aerial combat, pattern activity, low level flying in Alaska and Middle East by U.S. Air Force F-15 pilots with GoPro cameras

New Scientist:
Peek inside a Russian cosmonaut's dressing room

Collect Space:
Used spacecraft for sale: Soviet-era space capsule up for auction in Belgium

May 6, 2014

Daily Press:
On this date in history: First American in space

Space.com:
Alan Shepard: First American in Space

io9:
Behind the Scenes of the First Crewed American Spaceflight

Life Magazine:
Alan Shepard: Classic Photos of the First American in Space

io9:
Alan Shepard: Astronaut, Pilot, Golfer

Space Fellowship:
Pioneering Mercury Astronauts Launched America's Future

Scientific American:
While NASA Idles, Commercial Space Revs Up

Daily Mail:
Boeing's vision of manned spaceflight revealed: Firm unveils concept for space transport set to launch in 2017

The Atlantic:
A Groundbreaking Mini-Satellite Project May Be Doomed

Discovery News:
DNews: Where Do Satellites Go When They Die?

Daily Mail:
Could Earth bugs hike a trip to MARS? Microbes could beat humans in race to colonise red planet, warns Nasa scientist

Discovery News:
The Amazing Morphing Dunes of Mars

Discovery News:
Could We Soon Detect Alien 'Plant' Life on Exoplanets?

Space.com:
New 'Meteor Storm' from Comet May Light Up Night Sky This Month

Universe Today:
Dashcams, Tweets Show Bright Daytime Fireball Over Ontario, Canada on May 4

Daily Mail:
The Avenger unmasked: Secretive 'Goldeneye' drone spotted over the Mojave desert

May 5, 2014

Discovery News:
Bus-Size Asteroid Buzzes Earth, Comes Closer Than the Moon

Space Daily:
New Craft Will Be America's First Space Lifeboat in 40 Years

Discovery News:
Two Suns Could Boost Odds of Habitable 'Exomoons'

Discovery News:
5 Brightest Planets in May's Night Sky

Space.com:
Meteor Shower Spawned by Halley's Comet Peaks This Week

The Aviationist:
Did a U-2 Spyplane Trigger a Software Glitch that froze Los Angeles Air Traffic Control computers?

WEEKEND EDITION: May 3 through May 4, 2014

Daily Mail:
Are we living 'underwater'? Researchers believe the universe might be a 'liquid superfluid'

Space.com:
Universe Expanding Symmetrically, Real-Time Analysis Shows

Space.com:
How Albert Einstein Helped Blackmail President Roosevelt Over Manhattan Project Funding

Universe Today:
How Life Could Have Produced Most Minerals On Earth

National Geographic:
Meet Kryptodrakon: Oldest Known Pterodactyl Found in China

Daily Mail:
'Adam and Eve' sex genes formed 180 million years ago - and may have developed due to changes in global temperature

Stuff NZ:
Neanderthals were pretty smart

Daily Mail:
Neanderthals may have been wiped out due to INTERBREEDING and not because of a lack of intelligence

Daily Mail:
Has the mystery of how the Egyptians built the pyramids been solved? Researchers find wet sand was key to movement of huge stone blocks

Daily Mail:
A grave discovery: Mummified remains of ancient Egyptian royals found in burial site that was torched by tomb raiders

Daily Mail:
Egypt dig unearths 'early image of Jesus' in a mysterious underground tomb

Daily Mail:
Secret of what made 1918 Spanish flu epidemic that killed 50 MILLION the fastest in history

Daily Mail:
Who was King Erik IX? Swedish monarch's DNA to be tested after his 900-year-old remains are opened up to the public

The History Blog:
Madrid begins search for Cervantes' remains

Gizmodo:
The Fascinating Untold History of War and Prosthetics

The History Blog:
Wreck of City of Chester found in San Francisco Bay

The History Blog:
Picasso curtain at Four Seasons restaurant in danger

The Atlantic:
The Surprising Birthplace of the First Sperm Bank

Gizmodo:
The Davy Crockett Tac-Nuke: King of the Wild Cold War Frontier

Daily Mail:
America's feared nuclear missile facilities are still controlled by computers from the 1960s and FLOPPY DISKS

May 2, 2014

Discovery News:
New Era: SpaceX Releases Booster Soft Splashdown Video

Space.com:
Why Is Mars So Much Smaller Than Earth?

Space.com:
Jupiter Moon's 'Club Sandwich' Ocean Could Potentially Support Life

New Scientist:
Pluto may be wearing a dark belt of moon dust

Methow Valley News:
Naked eye: Something new to see in May's sky

International Business Times:
Eta Aquarids 2014: The Meteor Shower from Halley's Comet Set to Brighten Night Sky

Slate - Bad Astronomy:
Meteor Over ALMA

May 1, 2014

Daily Mail:
Is China's space programme a cover for anti-satellite technology? Expert claims we should be wary of 'missiles' being launched

Daily Mail:
Russia tells the US to take astronauts to the International Space Station 'with the help of a trampoline' in Ukraine sanctions row

Gizmag:
NASA opens up the ISS to private enterprise

Daily Mail:
Race to the red planet: Russia says YES to building super-rocket that will rival Nasa's designs in hopes of getting to Mars by 2030

Daily Mail:
How man will land on Mars: Nasa video reveals the steps needed to transport humans to the red planet by the 2030s

Spaceflight Now:
SpaceX plans to recover stages when customers allow

Spaceflight Now:
Late-night Vega launch lofts Kazakh satellite into space

New Scientist:
Epic Mars flooding triggered by collapsed crater lake

Space.com:
NASA Unveils Futuristic Z-2 Spacesuit: Mars-Tough Duds that Glow (Photos)

Gizmag:
NASA Boeing reveals future CST-100 commercial spacecraft Interior

Daily Mail:
Back to Earth with a splash! Fisherman finds car-sized fragment of a SPACE ROCKET in a Brazilian river

Air & Space Magazine:
Tales of the Old, Bold Pilots

April 30, 2014

Universe Today:
May Meteor Storm Alert: All Eyes on the Sky!

Science Magazine:
False Signs of Life on Alien Worlds

io9:
New Evidence Reveals What a "Typical" Solar System Looks Like

Gizmag:
Arcturus gets the Jump on vertical takeoff and landing for fixed wing UAVs

Gizmag:
AW609 tiltRotor aircraft completes autorotation trials

Popular Science:
Invention Awards 2014: A Personal Electric Airplane That Won't Need A Runway

Popular Science:
Rocketing Through (Simulated) Space with Jet Shoes

Gizmodo:
Amazing Warbird Photos Look Like They Were Taken By A Time-Traveler

April 29, 2014

Stuff NZ:
Antarctica, Australia to see solar eclipse

Discovery News:
LADEE Probe Adds to Moon's Far-Side Graveyard

Dvice:
Can crowdfunding resurrect this 35-year-old space probe?

Spaceflight Now:
Proton rocket deploys satellite duo into orbit

Gizmag:
"Optionally piloted" Black Hawk takes to the air

Gizmodo:
Build Your Favorite Space Gadgets With LittleBits' Awesome NASA Kit

The DEW Line:
RAF Typhoons follow the Bear

Gizmodo:
Watch this helicopter pilot doing some really wild acrobatics

io9:
The Russian Soyuz Spacecraft from Launch to Landing

Popular Science:
To The Moon With C-1s Or Bust!

April 28, 2014

Hudson Valley Times Herald-Record:
Aliens the stars in Pine Bush UFO Fair

Jalopnik:
So What Were Those Secret Flying Wing Aircraft Spotted Over Texas?

Discovery News:
X-Rated: Sun Erupts With Massive Flare, Again

Daily Mail:
Watch out for the X-flare: Nasa reveals new images of massive solar storm that caused radio blackout on Earth

Daily Mail:
How Nasa plans to put a man on Mars in 20 years: Space bosses reveal the route to the red planet

Daily Mail:
Could we travel to Mars in 30 DAYS? Nasa believes nuclear-powered rockets could make trip faster and cheaper

Scientific American:
Warp Drive Research Key to Interstellar Travel

Gizmodo:
This Graceful Orion Test Flight Is Really Simulating a Launch Disaster

Discovery News:
SpaceX Falcon Rocket Flies Itself Back to Earth

Spaceflight Now:
SpaceX files suit over U.S. Air Force launch contracts

Spaceflight Now:
Antares engine hinges on supply chain, performance

Daily Mail:
Could life on Mars have existed just 200,000 years ago? Young rock formations provide evidence of 'recent' water on the red planet

Daily Mail:
Asteroids don't spell armageddon: Huge impact craters can PRESERVE signs of life for millions of years

Discovery News:
DNews: Could Aliens Be Living on Exomoons?

Daily Mail:
Could our search for alien life trigger the end of humanity? 'Great Filter' theory suggests habitable exoplanets may spell our demise

Scientific American:
It's life, Charlie, but not as we know it - Charles Darwin and the search of early (Extraterrestrial) Life

WEEKEND EDITION: April 26 through April 27, 2014

Popular Science:
Left To Their Own Devices, Robots Evolve Into Diverse Populations

Gizmag:
Chinese company uses 3D printing to build 10 houses in a day

Daily Mail:
The oldest living things in the world revealed: Stunning new pictures of the 2,000 year old shrub, the 5,000 year old moss and the 9,550 year old spruce

Slate:
What Are Cats Thinking?

ABC Australia:
Ancestor of ancient flying reptiles found

The Guardian:
Here be dragons: the science of the flying fiery reptiles

The History Blog:
Celebrate St. George's Day with an orgy of dragons

Daily Mail:
Out of Africa earlier than expected: Modern man first arrived in Europe 130,000 years ago, researchers claim

Science Magazine:
ScienceShot: Did Lead Poisoning Bring Down Ancient Rome?

Smithsonian Magazine:
Was Shakespeare Aware of the Scientific Discoveries of His Time?

Gizmodo:
L.A.'s First Public Transit Used Actual Horse Power

Popular Science:
The World's Most Dangerous Naval Weapon

Smithsonian Magazine:
"The Hatpin Peril" Terrorized Men Who Couldn't Handle the 20th-Century Woman

The History Blog:
Happy 100th birthday, Wrigley Field!

Gizmodo:
Sorry, Chicago -- Los Angeles Was Home to the First Wrigley Field

Daily Mail:
Mystery of the underwater time capsule is solved: Perfectly preserved Nazi plane is identified as troop carrier on its way to hell of the Eastern Front

io9:
New Images Show Wreckage Of U.S. Ships Sunk During D-Day Preparations

io9:
WWII Propaganda Billboards From The United States' Secret Atomic City

Gizmodo:
23 Amazing Soviet Visions For The Future of Transportation

The Atlantic:
The Site of a 1950s Plane Crash Just Became a National Landmark

Smithsonian Magazine:
James W. Rouse's Legacy of Better Living Through Design

The Atlantic:
The Utopian Origins of Restroom Symbols

Dvice:
Lost digital Warhols rediscovered on an old floppy disk from 1985

Gizmodo:
Celebration, Florida: The Utopian Town That America Just Couldn't Trust

Gizmag:
In pictures: 41st Tokyo Motorcycle Show 2014

Popular Science:
The Best Of The 2014 New York Auto Show

Gizmag:
In pictures: The best of the 2014 New York Auto Show

Gizmodo:
9 of the Coolest Prefab Houses in History

Business Insider India:
15 'Futuristic' Photos From The 1964 World's Fair

Gizmodo:
This Early Concept for the 1964 Ford Pavilion Was Googie-tastic

NBC News:
1964 New York World's Fair Flashback Tour

New York Times:
Recalling a Vision of the Future

April 25, 2014

io9:
Happy Birthday, Hubble!

Discovery News:
Top Secret Military Mini-Shuttle Marks 500 Days in Orbit

Universe Today:
LADEE Sees Zodiacal Light before Crashing into Moon, but Apollo Mystery Remains

Universe Today:
Curiosity Captures First Ever Asteroid Images from Mars Surface

Universe Today:
Take a Fly-by Of All the Known Exoplanets

io9:
Visit the Super-Earths We've Found, in These Gorgeous Artworks

Universe Today:
Asteroids VS. Your Hometown: Fun but Frightening Graphics Compare Asteroid Sizes to Places on Earth

Popular Science:
Remembering John Houbolt, NASA's Voice in the Wilderness

Daily Mail:
Nasa's Mad Men: How the agency sold the Apollo missions to the public and inspired a golden age of space exploration

April 24, 2014

Spaceflight Now:
Spacewalkers swap out failed computer on space station

Discovery News:
Spacewalking Astronauts Replace Dead Computer on Space Station

Universe Today:
The Inner and Outer Planets in Our Solar System

Air & Space Magazine:
To Space (Okay, Near-Space) in a Balloon

The Aviationist:
Not one but two different triangular mystery jets are being secretely flown across the US

April 23, 2014

Spaceflight Now:
US Air Force's Secretive X-37B Space Plane Nears Day 500 in Orbit

Spaceflight Now:
Orbital Sciences resupply mission slips to June

Discovery News:
Asteroids Whack Earth More Often Than Thought

Gizmag:
Dassault achieves world's first formation flight of combat drone and manned aircraft

Gizmodo:
Man, look how crazy close Blue Angels fighter jets fly together

Gizmodo:
Where are all these awesome spaceliners of the future?

April 22, 2014

Discovery News:
Opportunity: The Amazing Self-Cleaning Mars Rover

Universe Today:
Our Guide to the Bizzare April 29th Solar Eclipse

Popular Science:
Meteors May Have Brought Vitamin B To Earth

Universe Today:
The Planets in Our Solar System in Order of Size

Universe Today:
How Far Are The Planets From The Sun?

The DEW Line:
Coming from America: F-35s to visit UK

Universe Today:
Stunning Original Drawing of the Latest SpaceX Launch

Gizmodo:
This Vertical Take-Off Drone System Is So Versatile It's Scary

Gizmodo:
Cool combat jet eye candy

Discovery News:
V-2: The Rocket Fueled by the Nazi War Machine

April 21, 2014

Daily Mail:
Why I believe aliens landed in a Suffolk forest: No, Nick Pope isn't a UFO fantasist, he's an ex-Ministry of Defence expert with a compelling dossier of evidence

Universe Today:
Echoes of Chelyabinsk: Another Fireball Explodes Over Russia

Spaceflight Now:
Dragon spaceship delivers science and supplies

Spaceflight Now:
SpaceX achieves controlled landing of Falcon first stage

Spaceflight Now:
LADEE ends mission with planned impact on the moon

Gizmag:
LADEE probe hits the Moon at 3,600 mph

Daily Mail:
RIP Ladee: Nasa's robotic explorer crashes into the moon after its 128 day mission

Universe Today:
Ancient Martian Life May Be Preserved in Glass

Discovery News:
Bathing in the Sunset of an 'Earth-Like' Alien World

Daily Mail:
The 'drunken' planets that could hold alien life: Mysterious wobbling worlds may be more habitable than first thought

Space.com:
Boeing-Built Fighter Jets Could Launch US Military Satellites Into Space

Daily Mail:
NASA engineer known as 'Apollo's unsung hero' for developing the moon landing strategy in the 1960's dies aged 95

WEEKEND EDITION: April 19 through April 20, 2014

io9:
What's The Purpose Of The Universe? Here's One Possible Answer

New Scientist:
Star dust casts doubt on recent big bang wave result

io9:
How To Test Einstein's "Twin Paradox" Without Using A Spaceship

Popular Science:
Atlas Stumbled: Why Humanoid Robots Are Still A Brilliant, Bumbling Mess

io9:
Meet The Retro Robot Band From The Fabulous '50s

The Guardian:
Five wonder materials that could change the world

Daily Mail:
Was life on Earth kickstarted by electricity on the sea floor? First organisms thrived in 'charged ocean vents'

Smithsonian Magazine:
Five Things We Don't Know About Tyrannosaurus Rex

Live Science:
4 New 'Killer Sponges' Discovered in Pacific

Live Science:
Modern Sharks Aren't So Primitive, Ancient Fossil Suggests

Daily Mail:
Rome wasn't built in a day - in fact it took 200 YEARS longer than first thought! City may have been built in 9th century BC

The History Blog:
Mausoleum of Augustus restoration to begin this year

The History Blog:
Free online course on the archaeology of Portus

Live Science:
Body Slam This! Ancient Wrestling Match Was Fixed

The History Blog:
Iron Age mint found in Leicester

The History Blog:
National Museum's Viking Ireland video series

io9:
The Lost Empire that Ruled the Silk Road

Gizmodo:
The Most Haunted Place In The World Is For Sale

Daily Mail:
An American Odyssey: First colour postcards of the 'New World' showcase life in the US at the end of the 19th century

Gizmodo:
Did Construction Workers Just Unearth L.A.'s Original Aqueduct?

io9:
San Francisco, 1906, Just Before the Water Gave Out

The Bold Italic:
5 Times San Francisco Was Almost Destroyed

Gizmodo:
The Hollywood Bowl Started as a Natural Amphitheater Named Daisy Dell

The History Blog:
Norway gives lost Chinese 1927 silent film to China

io9:
Vintage Public Health Posters Show Just How Creepy The 20th Century Was

io9:
The Zeppelin Train, The Aerotrain And Other Classic Streamlined Trains

Gizmodo:
Broadacre City: Frank Lloyd Wright's Unbuilt Suburban Utopia

io9:
Watch Doctor Who's Jon Pertwee Explain The Wonder Of Vacuum Tubes

Daily Mail:
From the Ford Mustang to colonies on the moon: Predictions that the 1964 World's Fair got right... and what it got very wrong

io9:
The Abandoned Pyramid of North Dakota

Daily Mail:
The U.S. Navy's christens its huge $7bn stealth ship that looks like a fishing boat on radar

Daily Mail:
The 5,400mph superweapon: 'Star Wars' gun can fire shells at seven times speed of sound through concrete 100 miles away

Gizmodo:
Legendary British News Agency's 85,000-Video Archive Is Now on YouTube

April 18, 2014

Discovery News:
Most 'Earth-Like' Alien World Discovered

Spaceflight Now:
Earth's 'cousin' planet lies 500 light-years away

New Scientist:
Smallest life-friendly exoplanet may be lit by auroras

Discovery News:
Earth-Likenesses: Have We Discovered Earth 2.0?

Space.com:
New Earth-Size Planet and Siblings: Theoretical Animation

Space.com:
Exoplanet Kepler-186f: Earth-Size World Could Support Oceans and Life (Infographic)

Space.com:
5 Exoplanets Most Likely to Host Alien Life

Space.com:
Vesta and Ceres: How to Spot the Solar System's Biggest Asteroids

Popular Science:
Did Iapetus's Mountains Fall From Space?

Daily Mail:
Will we soon be riding JETPACKS to work? Breakthrough technology could see the creation of 'highways in the sky'

Popular Science:
The Digital Cameras NASA Sent Into Space In The 90s

Discovery News:
When Apollo 12 Encountered the Surveyor 3 Moon Lander

Gizmodo:
Northrop's Flying Ram Would Have Sliced Enemy Planes in Midair

The Aviationist:
B-2 Spirit or new Mysterious Stealth Plane? New image of triangular shaped plane emerges

April 17, 2014

io9:
Can This 1970s Spacecraft Explore Again?

Spaceflight Now:
SpaceX presses ahead for Friday launch attempt

Spaceflight Now:
SpaceX's mega-rocket to debut next year at pad 39A

Universe Today:
German Impact Crater Could Have Hosted Early Life On Earth

Space.com:
Explosive Surprise: Huge Volcanoes Shook Mercury for Billions of Years

Dvice:
Wibbly-wobbly tilting planets may be more habitable

Space Daily:
Continents May Be A Key Feature of Super-Earths

Daily Mail:
Designer paints concept airplanes inspired by dinosaurs, dolphins and even chickens, but could they ever really take to the sky?

io9:
Not Photoshopped -- These Two Planes Really Are Flying Like This

The Atlantic:
What Happened to Skywriting?

April 16, 2014

Space.com:
NASA Signs Over Historic Apollo-Era Launch Pad to SpaceX

Universe Today:
Why The Eclipse Forced A Shutdown Of Lunar Spacecraft's Instruments

Spaceflight Now:
Curiosity's priority switches from driving to science

Space Daily:
Meteorite studies suggest hidden water on Mars

Discovery News:
Fluid Mystery: How Did Mars Ever Have Liquid Water?

Scientific American:
Kepler Telescope Finds 700 New Exoplanets

April 15, 2014

Gizmodo:
A weird black ring appeared in the sky in England and then disappeared

Space Daily:
Dragon Cargo Craft Launch Scrubbed; Station Crew Preps for Spacewalk

Spaceflight Now:
SpaceX resupply launch scrubbed by helium leak

Spaceflight Now:
Recovery crews in place to retrieve Falcon 9 first stage

New Scientist:
SpaceX to test landing legs for future reusable rocket

Popular Science:
Cherry Trees That Flew To Space Bloom Six Years Early

Discovery News:
Saturn May Have Given Birth to a Baby Moon

Universe Today:
Is Saturn Making a New Moon?

Gizmodo:
This Could Be the Largest Flying X-Wing Model Yet

Dvice:
Hybrid electric flying car concept promises everything

Dvice:
DARPA is turning old drones from Iraq into flying Wi-Fi hotspots

Popular Science:
Transforming Helicopter-Truck Hybrid Makes First Flight

Jalopnik:
The Awesome R/C Plane Video That Pissed Off The FAA

Gizmodo:
This Amusement Park Ride Was So Safe It Disgusted Its Creator

April 14, 2014

Discovery News:
Pluto May Have Deep Seas and Ancient Tectonic Faults

Daily Mail:
Hubble just got 10 times better: Nasa telescope can now measure distance to stars an astonishing 10,000 light years away

Universe Today:
Backup Computer Glitches On Space Station But Crew Safe, NASA Says

Universe Today:
Contingency Spacewalk Planned Next Week, But Dragon Must Arrive At Space Station First

Spaceflight Now:
NASA clears SpaceX for Monday cargo launch

New Scientist:
NASA 'flying saucer' for Mars to land in Hawaii

Spaceflight Now:
Sentinel craft's first day in space was unusually tense

Spaceflight Now:
Solar array issue will have little impact on DMSP 19

Spaceflight Now:
All-weather surveillance satellite orbited by Israel

Spaceflight Now:
Crowd-funded stowaway to deploy 104 tiny satellites

Stuff NZ:
Lockheed to begin building asteroid sampler

Scientific American:
How to Build an Earth-Size Telescope

ABC Australia:
Ancient Martian air held no water

New Scientist:
Squirting moons face off in race to find alien life

Daily Mail:
Did JUPITER kickstart life on Earth? Gas giant may have altered climate billions of years ago

WEEKEND EDITION: April 12 through April 13, 2014

The Guardian:
E=mc2: Einstein's equation that gave birth to the atom bomb

Scientific American:
5 Things Dark Matter Could Be - The Countdown #45

Popular Science:
'Indisputable' Proof Of A New Four-Quark Particle

io9:
These Tests Can Prove Whether You Are in the Fourth Dimension

Daily Mail:
Watch out Rooney! 2014 Robocup for football-playing droids kicks off in Germany

IEEE Spectrum:
Festo's Newest Robot Is a Hopping Bionic Kangaroo

Popular Science:
'How It Works: The Inner Earth

Daily Mail:
Stepping back in time: Footprints of a 100-million-year-old dinosaur chase digitally reconstructed

ABC Australia:
Hummingbird family tree unveiled

The History Blog:
Anglo-Saxon ring engraved with Christian and pagan symbols

Daily Mail:
Ancient papyrus that suggested Jesus was married IS an ancient document and not a modern forgery, according to forensic tests

The History Blog:
Forster Flag, oldest known American flag, for sale

Archaeology Magazine:
America's Chinatowns

Gizmodo:
This May Be the First Photograph of Los Angeles

Gizmodo:
L.A. Once Had Cable Cars (Just Like San Francisco's)

Gizmodo:
When Watching Baseball on TV Was the Future

Smithsonian Magazine:
When Marian Anderson Sang at the Lincoln Memorial, Her Voice Stunned the Crowd, and Her Gold-Trimmed Jacket Dazzled

Smithsonian Magazine:
Four Years After Marian Anderson Sang at the Lincoln Memorial, D.A.R. Finally Invited Her to Perform at Constitution Hall

Gizmodo:
The Invention of the Slurpee

Dvice:
How George Lucas birthed the lightsaber for Star Wars

The History Blog:
New York Public Library puts 20,000 maps online

Daily Mail:
The 5,400mph superweapon: 'Star Wars' gun can fire shells at seven times speed of sound through concrete 100 miles away

ABC Australia:
Cereal boxes that stare increase sales

Gizmodo:
Cereal boxes that stare increase sales

April 11, 2014

Universe Today:
European Satellite Dodged Space Debris Hours After Reaching Orbit

Spaceflight Now:
Hush-hush payload rides Atlas 5 rocket into orbit

Universe Today:
Super Secret Spy Satellite Soars Spectacularly to Space aboard Atlas V booster from Cape Canaveral - Launch Gallery

Discovery News:
NASA's Crazy Awesome Rocket-Propelled Parachute Test

Discovery News:
Exomoon Possibly Detected Around Alien Planet

Dvice:
How many people do we need for a viable space colony?

Daily Mail:
Scientists reconstruct asteroid impact SIX TIMES bigger than the blast that wiped out the dinosaurs and say it boiled oceans, burned the sky, and shook the Earth for thirty minutes

Daily Mail:
Researchers show off 'bird' drones that can land on power lines to recharge themselves

April 10, 2014

Universe Today:
US Spy Sat and SpaceX Set for Double Barreled Blastoffs After Critical Cape Canaveral Radar Revitalized

Daily Mail:
NASA 'on course' to land humans on Mars in 20 years as plan to use asteroid as a stepping stone to the red planet pass government hurdle

Space Daily:
India's mission to Mars crosses half-way mark

Universe Today:
Did A Lake Once Cover Spirit Rover's Landing Site On Mars?

Universe Today:
Mercury Had Quite The Explosive Past, Spacecraft Analysis Shows

Wired:
Ancient Asteroid Boiled Oceans, Burned the Sky, and Shook Earth for a Half-Hour

Aviation Week:
Stored Boeing 747-8s And Other Incredible Photos

Aviation Week:
From the Archives: Boeing 777 -- 20 years on -- a roll out to remember

April 9, 2014

Universe Today:
The USAF's Super-Secret X-37B Approaches a Milestone

Daily Mail:
Mysterious growth of the 'space cherry': Seed returned from the International Space Station stuns scientists by blooming years early

Spaceflight Now:
Fresh cargo ship set for launch to space station

Spaceflight Now:
NASA eyes June launch for next Cygnus cargo mission

Spaceflight Now:
Sporty sendoff planned for NASA's LADEE moon mission

New Scientist:
Squirting moons face off in race to find alien life

Chronicle of Higher Education:
Alone in the Cosmos

April 8, 2014

Daily Mail:
ISS narrowly avoids Gravity-style collision: Space station forced to change position after deadly debris field comes within just 1,000 ft

Daily Beast:
Will The Pentagon's Secret Space Plane Ever Return to Earth?

Spaceflight Now:
Teams study solar array snag on Air Force weather satellite

New Scientist:
Volcanic blasts hint that Mercury is a migrant planet

Popular Science:
When Bacon Flew to the Moon; or, #spacebacon

io9:
How Soviet Artists Imagined Communist Life in Space

April 7, 2014

Melbourne Herald-Sun:
UFO suspicions still cloud disappearance of Frederick Valentich

Gizmodo:
Astronomers Publish Study On Extraterrestrial Zombies

Spaceflight Now:
ULA, SpaceX reschedule launches after radar outage

Popular Science:
Video: Watch A Privately-Funded Moon Lander's Fiery Test

Discovery News:
Kamikaze Moon Probe to Carry out 'High-Risk' Maneuver

New Scientist:
The LADEE killers: NASA ready to crash probe into moon

Universe Today:
Curiosity rover maneuvers around 'Kimberley' seeking potential Red Planet Drill Sites

Popular Science:
Saturn's Moon Enceladus Is Now A Top Candidate For Life

io9:
Astronomers Discover Two More Dwarf Planets In Our Outer Solar System

Space.com:
Huge 'El Gordo' Galaxy Cluster Packs Mass of 3 Quadrillion Suns (Photos)

Stuff NZ:
Stunning solar flare images

io9:
Your Guide to Witnessing the Biggest, Brightest Mars in Over Six Years

Gizmodo:
The A-10 Warthog looks especially cool in this photo

Gizmodo:
These aborted landings and violent take-offs will make anyone pale

Gizmodo:
This Russian Doomsday Plane Is President Putin's Personal Escape Pod

Discovery News:
DNews: Can We Genetically Engineer Humans for Space?

WEEKEND EDITION: April 5 through April 6, 2014

Discovery News:
Gravitational Wave Discovery Might Not Have Inflation Origin

Daily Mail:
Forget asteroids - methane-producing microbes were responsible for the worst mass extinction in history

Daily Mail:
I just wanna be like you-oo-oo! Remarkable images show monkeys building a fire, lighting it with match before toasting marshmallows

Science Magazine:
Did Europeans Get Fat From Neandertals?

Daily Mail:
Is this the first weather report? 3,500 year old inscription revealing a 'tempest of rain' could rewrite Egyptian history

Daily Mail:
Archaeologists race to secure ancient burial site of three Egyptian kings that will make the treasure of Tutankhamun's tomb look like a 'display in Woolworths'

Stuff NZ:
Egypt's animal mummies

Daily Mail:
Skeletons give up the secrets of Black Death: Humans, not rats, spread the plague

Gizmodo:
This 1947 Train of Tomorrow Puts Today's Trains to Shame

April 4, 2014

Sarasota Herald Tribune - De Void:
Ain't we got fun?

Spaceflight Now:
NASA space assets detect ocean inside Saturn moon

Discovery News:
Saturn's Moon Enceladus Has Underground Ocean

Discovery News:
Enceladus: Saturn's Snowball Ocean Moon: Photos

Universe Today:
Norwegian Skydiver Almost Gets Hit by Falling Meteor - and Captures it on Film

io9:
Early Design Specs Show The Space Shuttle Could Have Been Much Cooler

io9:
The Insane History of Rockets at Jet Propulsion Laboratories

April 3, 2014

Universe Today:
The Moon Is Just 95 Million Years Younger Than The Solar System: Study

Discovery News:
Cataclysmic Moon Formation Happened Later Than Thought

Space.com:
Moon's Age Revealed, and a Lunar Mystery May Be Solved

Space.com:
How the Moon Was Made: Lunar Evolution Explained (Infographic)

Space.com:
How the Moon Evolved: A Photo Timeline

Space.com:
How the Moon Formed: 5 Wild Lunar Theories

Space.com:
How the Moon Evolved: A Photo Timeline

Universe Today:
Get Ready for the April 15, 2014 Total Lunar Eclipse: Our Complete Guide

Gizmag:
Computer simulation casts new light on the ancient Roman Campus Martius mystery

Daily Mail:
Petra's ancient monastery was a CALENDAR: Shadows cast by carved building reveal secrets of Jordan's 'lost city'

April 2, 2014

Space.com:
Chinese Long March Rocket Boosts Experimental Satellite Into Orbit

Space.com:
China's New Spaceport to Launch Country's Largest Rocket Yet

Universe Today:
SpaceX's Next-Generation Reusable Rocket Roars In Tie-Down Test

Space Daily:
Health risks of Mars mission would exceed NASA limits

Daily Mail:
The jumbo JUMBO jet: Nasa's super-sized plane can carry 26 tonnes of spaceship parts and still travel at 290mph

Dvice:
Image of the Day: Fighter-launched nanosatellites

Daily Mail:
Mystery of the Pentagon's space plane: X-37B breaks record after circling Earth for 470 days - but won't reveal what mission was for

April 1, 2014

Discovery News:
Powerful Solar Flare Causes Radio Blackout

Space.com:
It's T-365 Until Astronaut and Cosmonaut Spend One Year on Space Station

Spaceflight Now:
A blast from the past: Military weather satellite finally set to launch

Spaceflight Now:
Long March rocket boosts Chinese satellite to orbit

Space.com:
Night Sky: Visible Planets, Moon Phases & Events, April 2014

Space.com:
Must-See Spring Stargazing Guide: Eclipses, Meteor Showers and More

Space.com:
Spring Constellations: See a Night Sky Snake, Crow and Goblet

Discovery News:
Mars: The Muddy Red Planet?

The Aviationist:
Video shows what is it like being on the receiving end of a Mig-29 Fulcrum's gun

The Aviationist:
Is this the shape of the new mysterious stealth jet spotted over Texas?

March 31, 2014

Spaceflight Now:
Soyuz docks with International Space Station

Space Daily:
Testing Begins on Third AEHF Satellite

Universe Today:
Crucial Radar Outage Scrubs US National Security and SpaceX Launches for Several Weeks from Cape Canaveral

Discovery News:
DNews: Did a Meteorite Finally Reveal Life on Mars?

Discovery News:
Could 'Planet X' Still be Lurking Out There?

Daily Mail:
Cheap 3D printed drones are coming! Researchers successfully build and fly a low-cost DISPOSABLE aircraft

Aviation Week:
Mystery Aircraft Over Texas

WEEKEND EDITION: March 29 through March 30, 2014

Universe Today:
Cosmologists Cast Doubt on Inflation Evidence

io9:
Why "Critical Density" Could Determine the Fate of the Universe

Popular Science:
Elephant Trunk Robot Learns Like A Child

Popular Science:
Giant Robot Crab Walks, Is Probably Coming Right For You

Daily Mail:
Meet Crabster, the robotic CRAB that could revolutionise underwater exploration and reveal an almost entirely unknown world

Daily Mail:
Is the Yellowstone supervolcano DYING? Researchers say dormant volcano may never erupt again

Daily Mail:
Dolphin whistle translated by computer for the first time - and it said SEAWEED

The History Blog:
Pharaoh Claudius erects pole for fertility god

Gizmodo:
All About the Military Dolphins of the US (And Now Russia)

Gizmodo:
The Unlikely Fate of NYC's Last Floating Church

Gizmodo:
13 Stunning Shopping Malls From the Dawn of Consumerism

Smithsonian Magazine:
Color Photographs of Imperial Russia Reveal a World Lost to History

The History Blog:
1940s Chicago in living color

Gizmodo:
The Largest Earthquake In U.S. History Happened 50 Years Ago Today

Daily Mail:
Is this the most terrifying robot ever? Animatronic dancer stares at you as 'she' gyrates to Blurred Lines

Gizmodo:
The Untold History of Ugliness

io9:
Centuries Ago, Legendary Painters Made These Revealing Selfies

io9:
Which Real-Life Victorian Sub Inspired Jules Verne's Nautilus?

io9:
These Weapons Are the Largest Ever Made

Gizmodo:
Clever bus stop ad makes people believe meteors are striking the street

March 28, 2014

Spaceflight Now:
New discovery may redefine solar system's outer frontier

Spaceflight Now:
Radar outage prompts delay of Falcon 9 launch

Spaceflight Now:
Germany calls for redesign of next-generation Ariane

Gizmodo:
Video: How NASA will assemble and launch its new manned space fleet

Discovery News:
Hubble Zooms-in on Mars-Buzzing Comet Siding Spring

Space Daily:
Don't forget F-type stars in search for life

The Aviationist:
Russia's new unmanned aerial vehicle "Altius" unveiled

Air & Space Magazine:
The Puzzle of Vertical Takeoff

Air & Space Magazine:
"I Wasn't Controlling the Aircraft. The Storm Was."

Air & Space Magazine:
Where Amelia Earhart Tried, Geraldine Mock Succeeded

Air & Space Magazine:
Tales of the Old, Bold Pilots

March 27, 2014

Daily Mail:
Does our solar system have a SUPER EARTH? Cluster of rock at its edge hints at existence of an enormous planet

New Scientist:
New dwarf planet hints at giant world far beyond Pluto

Spaceflight Now:
Soyuz on trajectory to reach space station Thursday

New Scientist:
Asteroid surprises with set of shiny Saturn-like rings

CBC News:
Why 'fireball season' is so spectacular this year

Gizmag:
Triton UAV completes initial flight testing

Air & Space Magazine:
Q: What Fighter Pilot Used Gum on His Windscreen as a Gunsight?

Air & Space Magazine:
The Ramjet and the Rocket

March 26, 2014

Sarasota Herald Tribune - De Void:
Reinvigorated by the 'Wow!'

Spaceflight Now:
Soyuz rendezvous aborted after successful launch

Space.com:
US Launch of Secret Spy Satellite Delayed

Air & Space Magazine:
To Space (Okay, Near-Space) in a Balloon

Air & Space Magazine:
Luck and Death: WWI Pilots and their Superstitions

Air & Space Magazine:
The Most Talented Aviation Pioneer You've Never Heard of

March 25, 2014

Spaceflight Now:
Hush-hush payload to ride Atlas 5 rocket into orbit

Space.com:
US to Launch Secret Spy Satellite Tuesday

Daily Mail:
Could flower power spot alien life? Nasa reveals giant space sunflower that could allow exoplanets to be photographed

Gizmodo:
Why Did Lockheed Blow Up Its Own Prototype UAV Bomber?

Gizmag:
Goodyear's new state-of-the-art airship makes its first flight

Gizmodo:
These High-Flying Drones Almost Hit Satellite Status

Gizmodo:
There Is A Giant Space Gun Rusting Away In Barbados

March 24, 2014

New Scientist:
Europe's home-grown space shuttle gears up for launch

Universe Today:
NASA Unveils Orion's Powerful Delta IV Heavy Rocket Boosters for Dec. 2014 Blastoff

Space.com:
Private Space Taxis on Track for 2017 Launch, NASA Says

Discovery News:
The Moon has a Dusty Atmosphere

Universe Today:
Space Geek Heaven: Man's 'Museum' Contains Thousands Of Collectables

WEEKEND EDITION: March 22 through March 23, 2014

New Scientist:
Multiverse gets real with glimpse of big bang ripples

Space.com:
Our Universe May Exist in a Multiverse, Cosmic Inflation Discovery Suggests

Space.com:
Freaky Physics: Why the Discovery of Gravitational Waves Should Blow Your Mind

Smithsonian Magazine:
Scientists Discover a Large and Feathered Dinosaur that Once Roamed North America

Stuff NZ:
Why Did New Zealand's Moas Go Extinct?

Daily Mail:
Ladybirds can fly 74 miles in one go: Research shows insects can also travel as fast as racehorse and fly at height of 3,600ft

Daily Mail:
Sun-worshipping baboons rise early to catch the African sunrise - and race each other to the top for the best spots

Archaelogoy Magazine:
Animal Mummy Coffins of Ancient Egypt

io9:
How Elephant Armies Built the Ancient World

io9:
How Europeans Imagined Exotic Animals Centuries Ago, Based on Hearsay

io9:
The Most Grotesque Humanoid Monsters of the Early Modern Age

The History Blog:
Voyage to the center of Piranesi's imaginary prison

Today I Found Out:
The Man Who Parkinson's Disease is Named After Was Implicated in a Plot to Assassinate King George III

Daily Mail:
Could previously unidentified photos show President Lincoln's memorial procession through New York City?

Daily Mail:
Forget The First Kiss! This footage of lips locking dates back to 1872 - and it's between two women

Daily Mail:
'It was like being Indiana Jones and finding the Lost Ark': Scrap metal dealer discovers £20million Faberge egg at a bric-a-brac stall

Today I Found Out:
Whatever Happened to Ambrose Bierce?

The Guardian:
JRR Tolkien translation of Beowulf to be published after 90-year wait

The History Blog:
Auschwitz museum gets rare camp tattoo stamps

Gizmodo:
They Moved Mountains (And People) To Build L.A.'s Freeways

Daily Mail:
Revealed: Amazing story of Agent Blanche, the last surviving female British spy who infiltrated the Nazis during Second World War after parachuting into northern France

Gizmodo:
The College Kid Who Built a Secret Tunnel Underneath the Berlin Wall

Popular Science:
Radar Will Scan NYC Park For A Buried Luxury Bomb Shelter From 1964

Gizmodo:
Take a Fascinating Tour Behind the Scenes of The Shining

Gizmodo:
A Nick in Time: How Shaving Evolved Over 100,000 Years of History

March 21, 2014

Universe Today:
US Air Force Space Surveillance Satellite Bumps NASA's long awaited Orion Launch to Dec. 2014

Spaceflight Now:
Military weather satellite mounted atop Atlas rocket

Space.com:
The Night Sky in 2014: 11 Must-See Celestial Events (Infographic)

Universe Today:
What Happens When The Poles Flip?

Wired - Beyond Apollo:
Best of Beyond Apollo VI

Wired - Beyond Apollo:
Best of Beyond Apollo VII

Popular Science:
How Many Martinis Can You Fit Inside a V-2 Missile?

March 20, 2014

IEEE Spectrum:
The Earth Was Lucky to Dodge a Massive Solar Magnetic Storm in 2012

Science Daily:
Fierce 2012 magnetic storm just missed us: Earth dodged huge magnetic bullet from the sun

io9:
New Evidence Emerges In Support Of Double Asteroid Impact Theory

Daily Mail:
Taking man to Mars: Nasa reveals the technology behind its Orion capsule and the preparation for its first journey

Universe Today:
Twin NASA Probes Find "Zebra Stripes" in Earth's Radiation Belt

IEEE Spectrum:
DARPA's Newest X-Plane Concepts Are All Robots

Gizmodo:
The Experimental Satellite that Gave Us Live International Television

March 19, 2014

Sarasota Herald Tribune - De Void:
Once a detective...

CBC:
'Fireball' over Maritimes, Quebec likely a meteor

Daily Mail:
The onesie that could save astronauts' BACKS: Gravity-mimicking 'skinsuit' stops spines expanding in space

Daily Mail:
Meteorite fever grips South Korea: Rare shower sparks mass hunt for treasures that could be worth more than £50,000

Universe Today:
Zoom to the Moon's North Pole with this Incredible New Gigapixel Map

Daily Mail:
Does Titan have waves? Sunlight reflected on Saturn's moon could be first evidence of ocean ripples beyond Earth

Science Magazine:
ScienceShot: Pluto Regains Its Title as Largest Object in Its Neighborhood

Scientific American:
How the First Galaxies Formed [Video]

Discovery News:
Phased Out With Vostok: The Female Cosmonaut Class

io9:
The Dangerous Origins of Model Rocketry

io9:
12 Diagrams That Changed How We Understood Our Solar System

March 18, 2014

Dvice:
SpaceX preps Mars-capable Falcon Heavy for first launch

Spaceflight Now:
Gravitational waves provide strong evidence for inflation

Scientific American:
Einstein's ripples: Your guide to gravitational waves

Space.com:
Big Bang Theory: 5 Weird Facts About Seeing the Universe's Birth

Space.com:
Cosmic Inflation: How It Gave the Universe the Ultimate Kickstart (Infographic)

Space.com:
Big Bang Theory: 5 Weird Facts About Seeing the Universe's Birth

Space.com:
Alternatives to the Big Bang Theory Explained (Infographic)

Universe Today:
We've Discovered Inflation! Now What?

Popular Science:
The Tantalizing Quest For Gravity Waves

Discovery News:
Active Volcanoes Revealed on Venus

Gizmodo:
How NASA's Supercritical Wings Save Airlines Millions Every Year

Gizmodo:
All the aircraft that have mysteriously vanished since 1948

Discovery News:
Not a Flopnik: When Vanguard Didn't Fail

March 17, 2014

Sarasota Herald Tribune - De Void:
Just for the record

Daily Mail:
Have we found a message from the dawn of time? 'Major discovery' set for Monday could give scientists their first glimpse of the birth of the universe

Popular Science:
Gravitational Waves: Einstein Was Right, Again, Maybe

Spaceflight Now:
Proton rocket blasts off with Russian Express satellites

Spaceflight Now:
Launch schedule shakeup delays Orion to December

IEEE Spectrum:
Flock of 104 Spacecraft Set for Launch

Space Daily:
China's Jade Rabbit lunar rover rouses from latest slumber

Discovery News:
The Incredible Shrinking Mercury

New Scientist:
Astrophile: Wrinkles reveal Mercury's rapid slimming

Discovery News:
Council of Giants: Our Intergalactic Neighborhood

Space.com:
Is Alien Life Out There? Vatican Observatory Co-Hosts Science Conference in Arizona

Gizmodo:
Goodyear's Newest Blimp Isn't Actually a Blimp

New Scientist:
US glam or Soviet grunge? Vintage spacesuits on sale

Space.com:
Tales of Futures Past: Soviet Science Fiction of the Cold War

Gizmodo:
The Blue Angels Used to Travel Aboard a Rocket Powered Hercules

Dvice:
A history of jet packs in space

Universe Today:
Rocket Fail Video Shows Human And Technological Risk With Each Launch

Gizmodo:
Amazing photos show the SR-71 Blackbird without its paint job

WEEKEND EDITION: March 15 through March 16, 2014

Scientific American:
This Is What We Don't Know About The Universe

Discovery News:
Lost Einstein Paper Posed Alternate Cosmic Theory

Daily Mail:
Battle of the bots: Technology students put their flying and crawling machines to the test in 'Raiders of the Lost Can' competition

IEEE Spectrum:
HyQ Quadruped Robot Is Back With Even More Tricks

Scientific American:
Did Dark Matter Kill the Dinosaurs?

Daily Mail:
Bizarre-looking nine foot long aquatic reptile with hundreds of needle-like teeth uncovered by Chinese scientists

Daily Mail:
New species of tiny crocodile that roamed Earth 126 million years ago discovered

The Guardian:
Pygmy tyrannosaur roamed the Arctic

Daily Mail:
World's oldest sonar system unearthed: Whale fossils reveal marine mammals using 'sound to see' 32 MILLION years ago

Daily Mail:
Peking Man DID create fire: Soil from the early human's home suggests he could warm his cave 750,000 years ago

Smithsonian Magazine:
Ancient Migration Patterns to North America Are Hidden in Languages Spoken Today

Daily Mail:
The mysterious 9,000 year old 'magic wand' with FACES carved into it used to summon supernatural beings in Syria

Live Science:
World's Oldest Masks Show Creepy Human Resemblance

The History Blog:
Egyptian in Roman army writes mournful letter home

The History Blog:
Rare Roman intaglio bracelet to go on display

Daily Mail:
Anglo-Saxon hoard revealed: 4,000 pieces of stunning handcrafted treasure hint that Beowolf's description of 'golden warriors' is true

Daily Mail:
The drone ARCHAEOLOGIST: Unmanned aircraft captures 2,500-year-old petroglyphs in the Utah desert

Daily Mail:
Ancient shaman discovered in Mexican tomb: 1,500-year-old sculpture found guarding bodies in underground shaft

Smithsonian Magazine:
Warm, Wet Times Spurred Medieval Mongol Rise

The History Blog:
British Library acquires Revenge of Jesus play

io9:
After nearly 400 years, these distorted human bodies remain shocking

Gizmodo:
22 Incredible Images Show What the Future Looked Like 100 Years Ago

The Guardian:
Nearly 4,000 first world war diaries made available online

Smithsonian Magazine:
A Guide to Hemingway's Paris

Today I Found Out:
The Great Depression and Scrabble

Popular Science:
Tale of the Teletank: The Brief Rise and Long Fall of Russia's Military Robots

Daily Mail:
The woman who survived the Holocaust INSIDE Germany living alongside the Nazis as a 'U-boat Jew'

io9:
This Atomic Tank survived a nuclear test, then went to war

Gizmodo:
The 1960s NYC Guidebook That the Czech Secret Police Almost Destroyed

Gizmodo:
This Absurd Flying Whale Ushered in a New Age of Stealth Technology

io9:
7 Utopias that Changed the Future

Gizmodo:
Welcome to The World's Largest Ghost City: Ordos, China

March 14, 2014

Spaceflight Now:
Boeing reveals government's all-electric satellite purchase

Spaceflight Now:
SpaceX delays weekend Falcon 9 rocket launch

Wired - Beyond Apollo:
Best of Beyond Apollo II

Wired - Beyond Apollo:
Best of Beyond Apollo III

Wired - Beyond Apollo:
Best of Beyond Apollo IV

Wired - Beyond Apollo:
Best of Beyond Apollo V

March 13, 2014

Daily Mail:
Now that really is a megastar: Massive 'hypergiant' body 1300 times the size of the Sun spotted - and it has a second star attached to it

New Scientist:
Largest ever yellow star is 1300 times bigger than sun

Universe Today:
Did Old Galaxies Grow Up Quicker Than New Ones?

Universe Today:
Why the Asteroid Belt Doesn't Threaten Spacecraft

Popular Science:
Do Small Satellites Make For More Space Junk?

Universe Today:
How Astronauts Could Survive In The Cold After A Soyuz Landing

Daily Mail:
30,000 flights covering 25 million miles: Beautiful video reveals an entire day of European air travel in just two minutes

March 12, 2014

Space Daily:
American, two Russians back on Earth after half-year in space

Spaceflight Now:
Soyuz crew lands after 166-day space station expedition

Universe Today:
Morpheus Flies Higher and Farther Than Ever

Universe Today:
'Rainbow' on Venus Seen for First Time

Discovery News:
First alien rainbow image holds clues to Venus mystery

Discovery News:
NASA's Mars Orbiter Glitch Forces Mission Offline

Gizmodo:
This is how they load nuclear cruise missiles on a B-52 Stratofortress

Smithsonian Magazine:
An Airship The Size of a Football Field Could Revolutionize Travel

Universe Today:
Infographic Shows The Quick-Changing Satellites Of The Early Space Age

March 11, 2014

Daily Mail:
Is Curiosity driving on a giant lake bed? Nasa reveal rover's location may once have been at the bottom of a 1000m deep pool

Daily Mail:
Gravity becomes a reality: Watch the terrifying moment an 'astronaut' spins out of the ISS (...but don't worry, there's no one inside the suit)

Universe Today:
How Will Aliens Find Us?

Daily Mail:
Rare Jules Verne book describing moon landings 100 years before Neil Armstrong's 'giant leap' and signed by Nasa 'stars' sells for $2,500

Gizmodo:
A Spotter's Guide To The U-2 'Dragon Lady' And Its Many Configurations

Gizmodo:
You Must Read This Test Pilot's Story of an SR-71 Disintegrating Midair

Popular Science:
Max Valier: Modern Rocketry's First Casualty

March 10, 2014

Discovery News:
Japanese Astronaut Takes Command of Space Station

Universe Today:
NASA Lunar Orbiter snaps Spectacular Images of Yutu Moon Rover driving around Chang'e-3 Lander

New Scientist:
Most Mars meteorites may be from same giant crater

Daily Mail:
The hunt for Planet X: Nasa fails to find mysterious giant body believed to have caused mass extinctions on Earth (and they now say it may not exist at all)

Daily Mail:
The breathtaking LIVE satellite footage of Earth so accurate you can watch cars in the street and planes taking off

Wired - Beyond Apollo:
Best of Beyond Apollo I

The Aviationist:
The forgotten father of the Eurofighter Typhoon: the F-104 CCV

Akron Beacon Journal:
Local history: Blimp innovation was a flash of brilliance

WEEKEND EDITION: March 8 through March 9, 2014

Scientific American:
Video: Is Our Universe a Hologram?

io9:
What happens when we exceed the universe's speed limit?

io9:
What if we've completely misunderstood our place in the universe?

New Scientist:
Father of big bang carries its hiss on his cellphone

Stuff NZ:
Introducing the quantum droplet

Universe Today:
Who Discovered Electricity?

io9:
Over 200 Miles of Yosemite Backpacking in One Incredible Time-lapse

Daily Mail:
Scientists revive 30,000 year old 'giant virus' from Siberian permafrost - and warn more could be exposed due to global warming

Stuff NZ:
The scourge of Jurassic Europe

ABC Australia:
Europe's meanest meat-eater

Daily Mail:
There really ARE more fish in the sea: Scientists find deep sea species untouched by fishing makes up 95% of all fish in the world

io9:
More Evidence that Dinosaurs Still Live Among Us

Daily Mail:
Mystery of Native Americans' missing 10,000 years solved: Ancestors lived on wooded land between Siberia and Alaska 25,000 years ago

Daily Mail:
The world's oldest masks: 9,000-year-old stone 'portraits of the dead' go on show in Jerusalem

Daily Mail:
The earliest known pet CAT: Ancient Egyptian bones reveal that felines were cared for more than 5,700 years ago

Daily Mail:
Stonehenge mystery deepens as researchers claim key stones could not have been floated down the Bristol Channel on rafts

Gizmodo:
The Amazing Ancient Machines of Hero of Alexandria

Archaeology:
Saving the Villa of the Mysteries

Live Science:
Ancient Egyptian Soldier's Letter Home Deciphered

The Guardian:
Vikings at the British Museum: great ship but where's the story?

The History Blog:
Germany's second oldest church found

The History Blog:
Confirmed: Tetrarchs looted from Constantinople

Smithsonian Magazine:
When Catherine the Great Invaded the Crimea and Put the Rest of the World on Edge

Today I Found Out:
The Large Number of Human Remains Found In Ben Franklin's Basement

Smithsonian Magazine:
The History of the Chicory Coffee Mix That New Orleans Made Its Own

Smithsonian Magazine:
The New York Times' 1853 Coverage of Solomon Northup, the Hero of "12 Years A Slave"

Archaeology:
A Civil War POW Camp in Watercolor

Today I Found Out:
The Surprisingly Short History of the Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich

Gizmodo:
America's First 'Wireless Newspaper' Killed Catalina's Carrier Pigeons

io9:
This trippy anti-capitalist cartoon was the USSR's first animated film

io9:
There is a major error in this famous photo of physicist Enrico Fermi

Daily Mail:
Sinister secrets of the school for Nazi brides: From love pledges to the Fuhrer, to lessons in breeding the master race... The astonishing expose of Himmler's bridal bootcamp

Smithsonian Magazine:
How a Chicago Heiress Trained Homicide Detectives With an Unusual Tool: Dollhouses

The Guardian:
Sympathy for Strangelove: Kubrick's film at 50

The History Blog:
First Wolverine artwork exists & it's up for auction

Smithsonian Magazine:
The Costumes of "Downton Abbey" Now on View at Delaware's Winterthur Museum

io9:
We Want to Move into These Buildings Made Out of Old Train Cars

Gizmodo:
Holy cow, I can't believe this dude snowboarded down this snow wall

io9:
Watch this grotesque animation set in a retrofuturistic bomb factory

March 7, 2014

Space.com:
Small Asteroid Gives Earth a Close Shave, 3rd in 2 Days

The Atlantic:
The NASA Rocket That Hovers Like a Helicopter (But Could Land on Mars)

National Geographic:
Going Up: Could Partial Space Elevators Take Us Into Space?

ABC Australia:
Plasma plume defends Earth

Space.com:
Big Mars Impact Gave Earth Most of Its Martian Meteorites

Spaceflight Now:
Cassini continues pulling back the veil on Titan

Space.com:
Saturn Rings, Moon Shine in Dazzling New NASA Photo

Gizmodo:
Watch a 200-mile-high volcano explosion on the surface of Io

Wired - Beyond Apollo:
A Footstep to Mars - and Beyond

The Aviationist:
You can buy a Ukrainian Tu-95 Strategic Bomber on eBay right now

The Atlantic:
What It Looks Like When One Wingsuit Jumper Films Another

March 6, 2014

Indianapolis Monthly:
The 10 Weirdest UFO Cases in Indiana History

Cornwall Western Morning News:
Photo of a UFO in Cornwall is among the latest secret documents released by former CIA whistleblower Edward Snowden

Sarasota Herald Tribune - De Void:
Crosseyed and painless

Universe Today:
ISS, NASA and US National Security dependent on Russian and Ukrainian Rocketry Amidst Crimean Crisis

Space Daily:
China has no plans for lunar base project

Daily Mail:
Asteroid racing past Earth at 33,000mph last night came closer than the MOON

Daily Mail:
From runway to orbit: European plane that will take passengers into SPACE for £120,000 plans its first drop test for May

The Aviationist:
MiG working on a new interceptor, capable of Mach 4

March 5, 2014

Daily Mail:
Asteroid will race past Earth on Wednesday - and YOU can watch it live online (providing the website doesn't crash like last time...)

Universe Today:
Watch the Close Pass of NEO Asteroid 2014 DX110 Wednesday Night

Spaceflight Now:
Falcon 9 moves closer to certification by Air Force

Universe Today:
China's Yutu Moon Rover Unable to Properly Maneuver Solar Panels

io9:
Lose Yourself in these Stunning Lunar Maps

New Scientist:
NASA Researcher Finds Planet-Sized Space Weather Explosions at Venus

Discovery News:
Every Red Dwarf Hosts at Least One Exoplanet

Universe Today:
Planets Plentiful Around Abundant Red Dwarf Stars, Study Says

Wired - Danger Room:
Israel's Commercial Jets Will Soon Be Firing Lasers

March 4, 2014

Gizmag:
Boeing CST-100 (virtually) flown to space

Gizmag:
International Space Station's SPHERES robots to get new smarts

Space.com:
Incredible Technology: Inflatable Aircraft Could Cruise Venus Skies

Stuff NZ:
Morning bright light 'brilliant white'

Universe Today:
Curiosity Rover pauses mid-drive and captures Spectacular Martian Mountain Snapshot

Popular Science:
A Solar-Powered Drone Designed To Fly For Five Years Nonstop

IEEE Spectrum:
Is It a Helicopter? Is It a Plane? Is It a Jeep? Yes.

Popular Science:
2014: Year of the Eastern Arsenal

Daily Mail:
The drones that flock like BIRDS: Robots fly in formation and navigate without being remotely controlled

Gizmodo:
The Grandfather of the Space Shuttle Looked Like a UFO

Universe Today:
Relive Apollo 9's Moon Lander Test 45 Years Ago Through Incredible NASA Images

Gizmodo:
Pure space porn: these are the naughtiest rocket parts

Gizmodo:
Lockheed's Senior Peg: The Forgotten Stealth Bomber

March 3, 2014

Space Daily:
The Next Tiangong

Wired - Beyond Apollo:
Columbia, Discovery, and Atlantis (1988)

Wired - Beyond Apollo:
Fixing the NASA Piloted Program After Challenger: Views from 1989 and 1993 (plus an alternate history addendum)

Wired - Beyond Apollo:
International Mars Rover Sample Return (1987)

Wired - Beyond Apollo:
Mars Rover/Sample Return Pre-Phase A (1988)

Wired - Beyond Apollo:
Mars Sample Return: A Different Approach (1988)

Wired - Beyond Apollo:
Direct Return from Mars Rover to Earth (1989)

Wired - Beyond Apollo:
The Science of Sample Return: the MRSR SWG (1989)

Wired - Beyond Apollo:
Footsteps to Mars (1993)

Wired - Beyond Apollo:
Merits of a Locality Sample (2002)

Daily Mail:
The flying bum! 300ft-long 'airship' unveiled in Britain is the world's longest aircraft

Daily Mail:
Bowing out in style: Final chapter in the history of a jet age icon as DC10 airliner makes last passenger flight before being scrapped

WEEKEND EDITION: March 1 through March 2, 2014

New Scientist:
Big bang birthday: Six mysteries of a cosmic bombshell

The Guardian:
The future of particle physics?

Popular Science:
Scientists Make Largest Quark, Solving A 20-Year Mystery

IEEE Spectrum:
These Quadruped Robots Double as Japanese Garden Lamps

Gizmodo:
These Awesome Cardboard Sculptures Are Math in Motion

Live Science:
Confirmed: Oldest Fragment of Early Earth is 4.4 Billion Years Old

ABC Australia:
Confirmed: Earth's oldest rock in Australia

Daily Mail:
The island that 'grew back': Pacific isle that disappeared after devastating typhoon reappears 100 years after its destruction

Live Science:
Earth's Greatest Extinction Hardly Changed Ocean Ways of Life

Daily Mail:
England's lost world: 421 species - including mammals, birds and plants - have become extinct over the past 200 years

Daily Mail:
The oldest infectious disease in humans? LEPROSY: Bacteria has existed for 10 MILLION years and affected our most distant ancestors

Daily Mail:
Stonehenge mystery deepens as researchers claim key stones could not have been floated down the Bristol Channel on rafts

Daily Mail:
The prisoners who fought for their lives: Virtual reality recreation of 1,800-year-old gladiator school reveals the misery of men who were about to die

Daily Mail:
Mystery of the medieval murder: Forensic tests on 900-year-old skeleton reveals he was stabbed in the back with a dagger

Live Science:
10 Words in Mysterious Voynich Manuscript Decoded

Live Science:
Arrgh! Adventures of 17th-Century Pirate Alliance Uncovered in Ireland

Gizmodo:
Does The Scream depict a real-life volcano explosion?

Gizmodo:
The San Francisco Mint Burned Its Carpets to Find $3,200 Worth of Gold

Gizmodo:
This is a GIF of America's Very First Film

Gizmodo:
Incredibly clear footage shows the blast effect of 1953 atomic bomb

Smithsonian Magazine:
How Three Amateur Jewel Thieves Made Off With New York's Most Precious Gems

io9:
The Space Age Never Looked Brighter Than It Did in the Mid-1960s

Daily Mail:
How a train built by a husband and wife team in 1966 using two JET ENGINES is still the fastest locomotive in America

Sploid:
This incredible structure in the desert wasn't built by aliens

February 28, 2014

Sarasota Herald Tribune - De Void:
'Haven't We Been Here Before?' Week

USA Today:
Meteor reports light up phone lines, social media

Washington Post:
Fiery meteor streaks across the Mid-Atlantic sky

Madison.com:
Bright fireball captured on Madison police video

Spaceflight Now:
Landmark four-ton weather satellite blasts off from Japan

Discovery News:
Bizarre Orbit of Weird-Looking Asteroid's Moon Revealed

New Scientist:
Hundreds of mini solar systems found in the Milky Way

Space Daily:
New Vostochny space center a key priority for Russian Far East

New Scientist:
Spacesuit future looks sleek, speedy and commercial

Gizmodo:
Boeing's Bird of Prey: A Prototype Jet Worthy of the Klingon Empire

The Aviationist:
The story of the first U-2 spy missions over Soviet Union

Gizmodo:
This 1924 Illustration Nails the Real Future of Drone Warfare

Popular Science:
Max Valier's 1924 Thoughts on Rocket Planes

Daily Mail:
Bringing the Bugatti 100P back to life: Engineer plans to recreate 500mph WW2 plane that never took to the skies

February 27, 2014

Cape Cod Times:
Flying Sails and more: Early UFO accounts

Stuff NZ:
Astronauts spared disaster twice

Universe Todayh:
Spacesuit Leak: Why It Took NASA 23 Minutes To Send Astronaut To Safety

Spaceflight Now:
NASA vows to fix problems that led to spacesuit leak

Spaceflight Now:
Air Force general reveals space surveillance program

New Scientist:
India unveils its first home-grown astronaut capsule

Space.com:
Population of Known Alien Planets Nearly Doubles as NASA Discovers 715 New Worlds

IEEE Spectrum:
Hacking the Van Allen Belts

IEEE Spectrum:
Chris Anderson's Expanding Drone Empire

The Aviationist:
Fascinating video shows B-1B bomber crash landing on Dry Lake at Edwards AFB

Gizmodo:
Flying man in wingsuit comes close to crashing into Rio's Jesus statue

February 26, 2014

NBC News:
Tiny Blobs and Tunnels in Meteorite Revive Debate Over Life on Mars

Spaceflight Now:
Curiosity adds backward driving to repertoire

Space.com:
Sun Unleashes Monster Solar Flare, Biggest of 2014

Space.com:
Water Found in Atmosphere of Nearby Alien Planet

The Aviationist:
E-6B Mercury "Doomsday plane" with brand new dome

The Aviationist:
Awesome, rare air-to-air photo of a B-2 Stealth bomber flying with a T-38 Talon

The Aviationist:
Mystery Stealth aircraft spotted in UK. A cancelled Black Project being revived?

February 25, 2014

Space.com:
Record-Breaking Meteorite Crash on Moon Sparks Brightest Lunar Explosion Ever

Universe Today:
Watch a Car-Sized Asteroid Slam Into the Moon

Space.com:
The Greatest Moon Crashes of All Time

Universe Today:
Yutu Moon Rover Starts 3rd Night Time Hibernation But Technical Problems Persist

Gizmodo:
Get lost in these fascinating spacecraft cutaway illustrations

The Aviationist:
This is what aerial combat during World War II over Europe looked like

February 24, 2014

Universe Today:
Dale Gardner, Astronaut Who Rescued A Satellite With A Jetpack, Dead At 65

Discovery News:
Russia Ready to Unveil New 'Angara' Rocket

Space Daily:
Is Yutu Stuck?

Danger Room:
New Jet-Powered Drone Can Kill 1,800 Miles From Home Base

The Aviationist:
Red Force exposed: Rare insight into Nellis Aggressors and their hunt for stealth planes

Sploid:
Daredevil men fixing a zeppelin in mid-flight over the Atlantic

Gizmodo:
The Goodyear Blimp's an Even Better Joyride Than You Thought

Daily Mail:
Relic of the space race hidden in the Everglades: The secret 10-storey moon rocket abandoned for more than 40 years

Gizmodo:
Soviet and American Space Suits For Sale at This Other-Worldly Auction

Dvice:
Kitty Hawk, historic flights, and preserving a shifting landscape

The Aviationist:
[Photo] Stunning ultra-low altitude flyby of a Royal Navy F-4K Phantom

WEEKEND EDITION: February 22 through February 23, 2014

Smithsonian Magazine:
What Astronomers Are Still Discovering About the Big Bang Theory

Daily Mail:
Are we living inside a BLACK HOLE? Theory suggests invisible regions may contain worlds like our own

Daily Mail:
Could a super collider end the world? Proposed upgrade could create black holes and 'strange matter', warn experts

Popular Science:
Fermilab's Neutrino Detector Sees Its First Particles

Science Magazine:
The real reason why Einstein came to believe in an expanding universe

io9:
Computers are providing solutions to math problems that we can't check

Daily Mail:
Scientists discover a new SHAPE for the first time in 400 years (but it just looks like a football)

Gizmodo:
A Century-Old Prosthesis So Advanced Even an Expert Thought It Was Fake

Gizmodo:
Was This The First Robot Ever Arrested?

Smithsonian Magazine:
How Did Computers Uncover J.K. Rowling's Pseudonym?

Science Magazine:
The Dawn of Plate Tectonics

Smithsonian Magazine:
Yellowstone Belches Ancient Helium

Daily Mail:
Evolution turned on its head: Early life on Earth DIDN'T need lots of oxygen to survive

Smithsonian Magazine:
Earth's First Animals May Have Lived in a Dead Zone

The Guardian:
Amber shows its golden tombs do not easily yield treasure

The History Blog:
Ichthyosaur fossil captures oldest reptile live birth

Smithsonian Magazine:
500,000 Cranes Are Headed for Nebraska in One of Earth's Greatest Migrations

Smithsonian Magazine:
Beautiful and Eerie Photographs of Starlings in Flight

Popular Science:
Watch A Crow Solve A Complex Puzzle

Stuff NZ:
Bonobos, like humans, keep time to music

The History Blog:
3,600-year-old "feathered coffin" found in Luxor

Smithsonian Magazine:
The Vikings' Bad Boy Reputation Is Back With a Vengeance

Popular Science:
Secret Viking Code Decrypted: 'Kiss Me'

The History Blog:
Medieval Scandinavian runic code cracked

Daily Mail:
Mystery of the Aztec dogs: Mass grave of canines may be guardians of a hidden pyramid or evidence of the first ever pet cemetery

Daily Mail:
From Mongol warriors to European traders: Interactive map reveals how fallen empires have left their stamp on our genes

Daily Mail:
Now that's bum note! 'Bottom song from Hell' on Hieronymus Bosch's 500-year-old masterpiece is played for the first time

Live Science:
San Francisco's Deadly 1906 Earthquake Was Last of Three

Gizmodo:
9 of the Most Beautiful Buildings We Ever Tore Down

Gizmodo:
19 More Beautiful Structures That Are Now Lost Forever

Gizmodo:
Oskar Schindler's Factory Is Up For Sale

The Aviationist:
Impressive, unedited footage shows preparation and nuking of Nagasaki

The Atlantic:
Our Numbered Days: The Evolution of the Area Code

Smithsonian Magazine:
What Really Happened to Michael Rockefeller

Gizmodo:
Your Next Scuba Destination Is An Entire Drowned City in China

Gizmodo:
This Woman Secretly Dubbed American Movies During the Cold War

Gizmodo:
How Russia Built a Ship Too Big to Set Sail

Gizmodo:
Inside the Ghostly Remains of Budapest's Condemned Amusement Park

Popular Science:
25 Times Everyone Was BAFFLED, According To The Daily Mail

February 21, 2014

io9:
This lost satellite could trigger a deadly Gravity-style debris field

io9:
This Chart Shows Every Space Exploration Rover Ever Launched

Gizmag:
Kepler demonstrates that it can still detect planets

Daily Mail:
Spock the difference: Nasa reveals dunes on the Martian surface that look like the Star Trek logo

Universe Today:
Could Jupiter Become A Star?

Daily Mail:
Runaway star moving at 5 MILLION mph leaves a cosmic dust trail that is a record-breaking 37 light years long

Defense Tech:
Is the F-35's Computer R2-D2 or HAL?

Gizmodo:
Military Drones Are Looking More and More Like Star Wars Characters

Gizmodo:
Why Don't Commercial Airplanes Have Parachutes for Passengers?

The Aviationist:
[Photo] Giant Antonov AN-124 Ruslan low on final approach at Gilze Rijen airport

The Aviationist:
[Video] All kinds of planes recovering at Nellis Air Force Base after Red Flag mission

Smithsonian Magazine:
Photos: The Rise of the Volocopter

Gizmodo:
The Incredible Flying Tanks of WWII

Gizmodo:
The Amazing Antonov A-40: A Flying Tank

io9:
Madame Alberti's science of flight

February 20, 2014

Huntsville Times:
25 years ago, tourists descended on tiny Alabama town in wake of UFO sightings (Odd Travels with photos)

Space.com:
Calculated Risks: How Radiation Rules Manned Mars Exploration

Discovery News:
Robots with human-like brains to take on Mars unaided

Space.com:
Can Quiet, Efficient 'Space Elevators' Really Work?

Space Daily:
Israel unveils "Super Heron" MALE drone

Daily Mail:
Now that really is a window seat: The £35million supersonic private jet where the entire cabin WALL will be a giant screen on the outside world

February 19, 2014

Space.com:
Private Cygnus Spacecraft Departs Space Station

Spaceflight Now:
Commercial cargo carrier departs space station

Spaceflight Now:
Wheel concerns prompt new route for Mars rover

Discovery News:
Kepler's Laws Govern Awesome Comet Mission

Dvice:
Video of the Day: Storm shelters in space

IEEE Spectrum:
Singapore's $300-Million Air-Traffic Automation System Unveiled

Science Magazine:
Seeing the Skies Through Galileo's Eyes

Discovery News:
First Communications Satellite Was a Huge Balloon

Air & Space Magazine:
Napoleon's Favorite Balloonist

Gizmodo:
The Experimental Hypersonic Rocket Plane That Ushered in the Space Age

February 18, 2014

News.com Australia:
A 270m asteroid has swung past Earth almost exactly a year after a meteor burst over Russia

Spaceflight Now:
Lunar rover awake after near-death experience

Spaceflight Now:
Take a virtual tour of Chinese lunar landing site

Space.com:
NASA Moon Dust Probe Beams Its 1st Lunar Photos to Earth

Universe Today:
100 Days of MOM - India's 1st Mars Mission Streaking to Red Planet Rendezvous

Universe Today:
How Would Earth Send Messages To A Starship - Or A Distant Civilization?

Universe Today:
At 'Star City', This Is How Astronauts Learn About Soyuz Spacecraft

PRESIDENT'S DAY WEEKEND: February 15 through February 17, 2014

The Guardian:
How did I get here?

Daily Mail:
Limitless power breakthrough: Researchers finally manage to get more energy OUT of fusion reaction than they put IN

Gizmag:
Researchers create robot that mimics human emotions

Gizmodo:
An RC Snowplow Lets You Shovel Your Driveway From Your Living Room

Gizmodo:
How These Magical, Gravity-Defying Doors Actually Work

Daily Mail:
Have we finally discovered the Amazon's source? Scientists pinpoint its origin - making the river 57 miles longer than previously thought

Daily Mail:
Researchers uncover 'epic' new fossil site in Canada - and say it could hold more species than anywhere else in the world

Live Science:
It Took 60,000 Years to Kill Nearly Everything on Earth

io9:
This prehistoric carnivore had teeth like steak knives

Daily Mail:
How a burst of colour in dinosaurs hints at how birds evolved: Sudden change suggests feathered arms soon developed into wings

ABC Australia:
Dinosaur colour prediction not so easy

Daily Mail:
Pictured: 250 million-year-old fossil is earliest example of a marine reptile giving BIRTH

Daily Mail:
Is Nessie DEAD? Legendary Loch Ness Monster has 'disappeared' for the first time in 90 years

Popular Science:
New Crocodile Species Found In West Africa

Daily Mail:
Earliest human footprints outside Africa discovered in NORFOLK: 800,000-year-old imprints 're-write our understanding of history'

Daily Mail:
The first American Indians: DNA of baby boy buried in Montana 12,600 years ago reveals link to Clovis man

Science Magazine:
Native Americans Descend From Ancient Montana Boy

The History Blog:
Proof found of Amenhotep III-Akhenaten co-regency

Daily Mail:
Unearthed: Stunning 3,600-year-old sarcophagus with feather patterns could belong to an ancient official

The Guardian:
'Priceless' bronze statue of Greek god Apollo found in Gaza Strip

Daily Mail:
Ancient Egyptian SCHOOL unearthed - and it even has a 1,700-year-old lesson on how to behave on its walls

The History Blog:
Charlemagne's bones found in his coffin

The History Blog:
Important early Seurat drawing acquired by the Getty

The History Blog:
Anne Frank's toy marbles rediscovered

The Atlantic:
The Moment in Space and Time When Charlie Chaplin Became the Tramp

io9:
1920s London Underground Posters Remind Us That Trains Are Wonderful

Gizmodo:
Georges Lemaitre: The Greatest Scientist You've Never Heard Of

Daily Mail:
Revealed: Inside the Hitler Youth camps where youngsters were brainwashed to become Nazis, having their heads shaved and standing guard... as rare albums from one cadet go up for auction

Gizmodo:
How a Simple Fabric Pattern Uplifted a Post-War Finland

Gizmag:
Historic Colossus computer marks 70th anniversary

Smithsonian Magazine:
The True Story of the Monuments Men

Smithsonian Magazine:
The Path of the Monuments Men Through Europe

io9:
Silent raw footage of the bombing of Nagasaki is absolutely chilling

Gizmodo:
Orange Herald: The Bomb Behind Britain's Worst Nuclear Disaster

Gizmodo:
8 of the Most Fascinating Items From Carl Sagan's Personal Archives

February 14, 2014

Space.com:
China Moon Rover Survives Lunar Night, 'Stands a Chance' of Recovery

Discovery News:
China's Yutu Moon Rover Back From the 'Dead'

New Scientist:
China's Jade Rabbit moon rover showing signs of life

Universe Today:
China's Yutu Moon Rover Alive and Awake for 3rd Lunar Day of Exploration despite Malfunction

The Aviationist:
That time an F-14 Tomcat pilot made a super low flyby on USS America

The Aviationist:
[Video] What an ordinary day at Nellis Air Force Base during a Red Flag looks like

Universe Today:
What to Wear? The History and Future of Spacesuits

The Aviationist:
When a B-47 pilot got rid of a nuclear bomb near Savannah, Georgia

February 13, 2014

Discovery News:
One Year Later: Russian Meteor is a Science Boon

Spaceflight Now:
Return of the workhorse

New Scientist:
China's Jade Rabbit moon rover showing signs of life

Space Daily:
China's Jade Rabbit rover comes 'back to life': Xinhua

New Scientist:
China's Jade Rabbit rover pronounced dead on the moon

Daily Mail:
The Jade Rabbit is dead: Chinese mission controllers give up on Moon rover following mechanical problems

Daily Mail:
Ganymede gets its first map - 400 years after Galileo discovered the largest moon in the solar system

Discovery News:
Probe to use Prehistoric Pigment Shield for Solar Plunge

Dvice:
The many ways living on Mars will kill you

Universe Today:
Experts Question Claim Tunguska Meteorite May Have Come from Mars

February 12, 2014

WMTW:
Man records fireball in sky in Oxford County

Space.com:
First 'Cubesats' in Record-Breaking Fleet Launched from Space Station

Universe Today:
Awaiting Yutu's Phone Home on Lunar Day 3

Space Daily:
Farewell to Yutu

Space.com:
New US Military Space Plane Aims for 2017 Liftoff

CNN:
World's 14 best aviation museums

February 11, 2014

Spaceflight Now:
SpaceX on pace for mid-March launch to space station

New Scientist:
Seeds of life can sprout in moon's icy pockets

Daily Mail:
The 'fingers on Mars' that could reveal rivers on the red planet: New Nasa images show 'strongest indication' that flowing water may still exist today

Space.com:
Ancient Star May Be Oldest in Known Universe

Universe Today:
Found! Distant Galaxy Spotted Just 650 Million Years After Big Bang

Gizmodo:
Russian Rocket Hardware Looks Even More Badass in a Blizzard

Gizmodo:
Planes, Ships...and Caspian Monsters

February 10, 2014

New Scientist:
NASA's revived exoplanet-hunter sees its first world

Daily Mail:
A rocket launch seen from SPACE: Astronaut Rick Mastracchio captures two lift-offs from his perch 260 miles above Earth

Popular Science:
New Plane-Based Surveillance System Sees Practically Everything

Gizmag:
Details of successful first test flight of Taranis UCAV demonstrator revealed

Gizmodo:
Game of Drones: Yes, Quadcopter Fight Clubs Exist

Gizmodo:
Unedited videos really show how crazy any wingsuit jump really is

Daily Mail:
Rare images reveal the inner workings of a 1950s flight simulator that taught pilots to refuel in mid-air

WEEKEND EDITION: February 8 through February 9, 2014

Daily Mail:
Forget the Big Bang theory - the universe 'THAWED' from a long, deep freeze, claims physicist

Daily Mail:
Could studying the universe DESTROY it? Changing our perception of the cosmos could end it if quantum theories are correct

New Scientist:
Fiery black hole debate creates cosmological Wild West

Dvice:
Magnetic monopoles shouldn't exist, do anyway

New Scientist:
We still don't understand icicles

Stuff NZ:
Deepest cave yet found

io9:
Newly discovered titanosaur was one of the largest land animals ever

Daily Mail:
The 'Pompeii of the the dinosaur era': Researchers find stunningly well preserved specimens in China

Daily Mail:
Ten inch 'Devil frog' was more terrifying that first imagined! 70 million-year-old fossil suggests huge creature wore 'ARMOR'

Daily Mail:
New species of 12-million-year-old whale discovered in a high school: Fossilised skull is spotted in gardens by a science teacher

Daily Mail:
Did a lack of flower power kill off the woolly mammoth? Experts say demise of protein-packed plants led to extinction

io9:
The world's oldest known flamingo has died

Daily Mail:
Do camels prove that the Bible is inaccurate? Archaeologists reveal mammals were domesticated in 900BC - centuries after Biblical characters rode them

Live Science:
4,600-Year-Old Step Pyramid Excavated in Egypt

Daily Mail:
Pictured: The 1,800-year-old face of 'Beachy Head Lady' is revealed for the first time thanks to 3D scanning

Daily Mail:
Charlemagne's bones identified: 1,200-year-old remains in a German cathedral belong to 'Europe's father', claim scientists

Daily Mail:
Has the Voynich manuscript been decoded? Mysterious 15th century text may be written in a lost AZTEC language

Daily Mail:
Tiny 10-inch 16th century prayer book confiscated by the Nazis from Rothschild banking dynasty fetches $13.6 MILLION at auction after sparking bidding frenzy

Daily Mail:
The King versus the Kaiser: Royal rift that meant George V and Tsar Nicholas lined up against their German cousin in World War I

io9:
These Soviet Textiles Are Actually Propaganda Tools From The 1920s

Daily Mail:
World's fastest steam locomotive Mallard gets a tow from sister train on their way to National Railway Museum for historic reunion

Daily Mail:
Portraits of a murder: Fascinating crime scene photographs from 1940s including tragic wife who foresaw her death before husband shot her, then killed himself

The Atlantic:
America's Shame: Our Ketchup Packets

io9:
Read an anthropologist's paper about the rituals of 1950s Americans

Gizmodo:
How the US Invented Dirty Bombs to Stop the Soviet Advance in Europe

The Atlantic:
Perhaps the First Film Explaining Cellular Phone Service

Daily Mail:
Explore America's history the 21st century way: 700 maps explaining the country's development since 1492 are digitised and animated for the first time

Popular Science:
Materials From Carl Sagan's College Courses Now Available Online

io9:
Swallows and ravens: birds, or the language of spies?

io9:
What is life like for imaginary friends before they've been imagined?

February 7, 2014

Stuff NZ:
Chinese moon rover's poetic sign off

New Scientist:
NASA's revived exoplanet-hunter sees its first world

Stuff NZ:
Meet Kepler-413b

Popular Science:
Interactive Infographic: The Search For Other Earths

Daily Mail:
Gaia opens its eyes: The billion-pixel space telescope that will produce the most accurate 3D map of our universe ever made takes its first picture

Universe Today:
A History of Curious Artifacts Sent Into Space

Universe Today:
Mariner 10: Best Venus Image and 1st Ever Planetary Gravity Assist - 40 Years Ago Today

Gizmodo:
The F-111 Aardvark: A Flying Transformer With a Two-Man Escape Pod

Gizmodo:
Why Hubble Has a Telescope Named After Him

The Aviationist:
This is the flight simulator used by KC-97 tanker pilots 60 years ago.

io9:
The Most Astounding Airships, Dirigibles and Zeppelins in History

The Atlantic:
What It's Like to Fly Over Antarctica

February 6, 2014

Space.com:
Robotic Russian Cargo Ship Docks with Space Station after Express Flight

Gizmodo:
First high quality moon panorama since the Apollo 17 in 1972

Daily Mail:
Mystery of the massive Martian crater: Nasa spots 100ft wide fresh impact on the red planet's surface

Universe Today:
Brand New Impact Crater Shows Up on Mars

Discovery News:
Cosmic Gunshot: Stunning Mars Impact Crater Spied

Universe Today:
High Potential for Life Circling Alpha Centauri B, our Nearest Neighbor

Universe Today:
New Interactive Panorama Shows Curiosity's View from the Dingo Gap Sand Dune

Daily Mail:
Anatomy of an ASTEROID: Scientists understand the inside of a space rock for the first time - and it could reveal how Earth formed

Discovery News:
Weird Asteroid Itokawa Has a Dual Personality

Daily Mail:
The mystery of the North Star: Astronomers baffled to find Polaris is getting BRIGHTER

Gizmodo:
The Only Thing Keeping the F-35 Lightning Relevant Is the F-22 Raptor

Gizmodo:
Air Force Is Sending Brand New Cargo Planes Straight to the Boneyard

The DEW Line:
Taranis and the epic UK spotting fail

February 5, 2014

Daily Mail:
America is going back to the Moon: Nasa reveals plan to help private firms build lunar landers

Space.com:
NASA's Next Great Space Telescope Passes Major Milestone

Space.com:
NASA Moon Dust Probe Gets Longer Lunar Life

Discovery News:
Curiosity Plays in Mars Sand, Ready for Dune 'Jump'

Daily Mail:
Think our weather is odd? Nasa finds weird, wildly wobbly world where seasons change by the day

Universe Today:
'Wobbly' Alien Planet Has Weird Seasons And Orbits Two Stars

Wired - Beyond Apollo:
Fixing the NASA Piloted Program After Challenger: Views from 1989 and 1993 (plus an alternate history addendum)

February 4, 2014

Daily Mail:
Now that really is cool: Nasa reveals experiment to create the coldest spot in the universe inside the International Space Station

Spaceflight Now:
Exoplanet probe leads pack of ESA mission candidates

Universe Today:
Watch Venus as it Wanders Through the Dawn in 2014

Discovery News:
The Ancient Meandering Rivers of Mars

Discovery News:
Are We Searching for Aliens in the Wrong Place?

Popular Science:
How To Find Our Planet's Twin

Daily Mail:
Lockheed Martin fires most powerful portable LASER weapon it has ever created in hi-tech race to replace missiles

Popular Science:
Beyond The Boom

Gizmodo:
Why Astronauts Were Banned From Drinking Wine In Outer Space

February 3, 2014

Space.com:
NASA Moon Camera Claimed to Be Used by Apollo Astronaut Up for Auction

Space Daily:
Waiting for Yutu

Universe Today:
Holy Wheels, Sharp Rocks Force NASA's Curiosity rover to Seek Smoother Pathway to Mount Sharp

New Scientist:
Star next door may host a 'superhabitable' world

Daily Mail:
Did alien life flourish in a warm universe just a few million years after the Big Bang? New theory claims we may be latecomers to the universe

Space.com:
Did Alien Life Evolve Just After the Big Bang?

Universe Today:
Foom! Flaming Rocket Sled Tests Parachute For Mars Spacecraft

Universe Today:
This Is What It Looks Like to Freefall From Space

WEEKEND EDITION: February 1 through February 2, 2014

Universe Today:
How We Know Gravity is Not (Just) a Force

io9:
Physicists say energy can be teleported 'without a limit of distance'

Live Science:
Bizarre Magnetic Particle Revealed in Ultra-Cold Lab Experiment

The Atlantic:
Why ROYGBIV Is Arbitrary

Gizmag:
Stratasys creates world's first color multi-material 3D printer

IEEE Spectrum:
Modular Robotics' MOSS Kit Makes Building Robots a Snap

IEEE Spectrum:
Next Generation Robotic Whiskers Promise New Capabilities, More Cuteness

Gizmodo:
23 of the Biggest Machines Ever Moved On Wheels

Daily Mail:
Grand Canyon's age revealed: Natural wonder formed six million years ago making it TEN times younger than first thought

ABC Australia:
Do plants feel Earth's magnetic field?

Science Magazine:
Slideshow: America's Fossil Record Up for Sale

Inside Science:
How The Scorpion Got Its Venom

Gizmodo:
Archaeologists Uncover 300,000-Year-Old Kitchen in Israeli Cave

Science Magazine:
What Killed the Great Beasts of North America?

Daily Mail:
'Adam' walked the Earth 209,000 years ago: UK scientists claim the first man lived 9,000 years earlier than previously thought

The Guardian:
Fifth of Neanderthals' genetic code lives on in modern humans

Daily Mail:
Swedish divers unearth a 'Stone Age Atlantis': 11,000-year-old ancient settlement discovered under the Baltic Sea

Science Magazine:
How Farming Reshaped Our Genomes

The Guardian:
Swarthy, blue-eyed caveman revealed using DNA from ancient tooth

Daily Mail:
Was this the first blue-eyed man? 7,000-year-old DNA reveals European and African traits

The History Blog:
Two new Sappho poems discovered

NPR:
Archaeologists Unearth What May Be Oldest Roman Temple

History Blog:
One of the oldest temples in Rome unearthed

Daily Mail:
Ancient Greek stories of ritual child sacrifice in Carthage are TRUE, study claims

Daily Mail:
The 3,000 year old recipe for wine that leading expert claims could prove Old Testament stories are TRUE

Daily Mail:
Stunning 1,500-year-old church mosaics displaying exotic birds, leopards and zebras are unearthed in Israel

Smithsonian Magazine:
The Heartbreaking History of Divorce

Smithsonian Magazine:
The Hope Diamond Was Once a Symbol for Louis XIV, the Sun King

Smithsonian Magazine:
Rare and Imaginative Drawings Reveal an Untold Chapter in European Art History

Smithsonian Magazine:
Victor Hugo: Acclaimed Author, Unknown Furniture Designer

The Guardian:
Why our explanation of the 1845 polar tragedy should be put on ice

Smithsonian Magazine:
When Edgar Allan Poe Needed to Get Away, He Went to the Bronx

Gizmodo:
Why the Statue of Liberty's Arm Lived In a NYC Park For Six Years

Jalopnik:
Porsche's First Car Found After Being Left In A Shed For 112 Years

Gizmodo:
The Woman Who Survived the Titanic, Britannic, and Olympic Disasters

Daily Mail:
Raiders of the lost art: We saved the world's art treasures from Hitler

io9:
Freedom Drop: The 1968 plan to nuke North Korea

Air & Space Magazine:
Go To DEFCON 3

io9:
10 Failed Utopian Cities That Influenced the Future

Smithsonian Magazine:
Photos: India's Karnataka Coast

January 31, 2014

Epoch Times:
Meteor (Meteoro) in Mexico: Sightings Reported Across 8 States

WSBT-TV:
Meteor Lights Up Night Sky

Space.com:
On Mars, NASA's Curiosity Rover Seeks Smoother Road to Reduce Wheel Damage

Discovery News:
Will Mars Rover Curiosity Become a Dune Buggy?

Daily Mail:
The solar system was once like a giant chaotic SNOW GLOBE

The Guardian:
Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic: why is it stratospherically off schedule?

Gizmodo:
The Air Force Prototype Fighter That Was Just Never Quite Good Enough

January 30, 2014

Gizmodo:
This space fly proves that humans aren't cut for interplanetary travel

Space Daily:
Evidence exposes space trips real toll on immune systems

Space.com:
Air Force's Mysterious X-37B Space Plane Passes 400 Days in Orbit

Spaceflight Now:
NASA to buy more Soyuz seats for space station crews

The Atlantic:
Earth Resumes Surveillance of Mercury

Spaceflight Now:
ESA says Rosetta in good shape after space snooze

Universe Today:
Rosetta Is Happily Awake, But Comet Lander Will Slumber Until March

Universe Today:
How Do You Stop A Spacecraft Microbe From Attacking Mars?

Space.com:
Asteroid Belt Reveals Drama of Early Solar System Evolution

Discovery News:
Asteroids Scarred by Solar System's Violent Youth

New Scientist:
Did newborn sun have weirdly weak solar wind?

Space.com:
Brown Dwarfs: Strange Failed Stars of the Universe Explained (Infographic)

Space.com:
Alien Life Could Use Endless Array of Building Blocks

Gizmodo:
This Insanely Loud Sound System Simulates the Roar of a Rocket Launch

Daily Mail:
How fast are YOU spinning on Earth's axis? Infographic reveals the precise speed your country is moving at as the planet rotates

Daily Mail:
Watch Earth from space in REAL-TIME: Astronauts finally fit International Space Station with HD webcams that will beam back live footage

IEEE Spectrum:
Perching AR Drone Can Watch You Forever

Popular Science:
Rise Of The Insect Drones

Daily Mail:
Forget smartwatches - wear this £150,000 PLANETARIUM on your wrist (but hurry, there are only 396 left!)

January 29, 2014

io9:
A New Scientific Model that Defines Alien Intelligence

Universe Today:
'Obviously A Major Malfunction': Today Is Anniversary of Challenger's Explosion

The Tennessean:
Challenger disaster revealed major flaws

Daily Mail:
Newly surfaced Challenger launch home video shows the tragic disaster as it appeared for millions of Florida residents exactly 28 years ago

Spaceflight Now:
Mechanical anomaly raises concern for Chinese rover

Wired - Beyond Apollo:
NASA's Mars Design Reference Mission Goes Nuclear (2001)

Wired - Beyond Apollo:
Mars Sample Return Site Selection & Sample Acquisition Study (1980)

Wired - Beyond Apollo:
To Mars by Flyby-Landing Excursion Mode (FLEM) (1966)

Wired - Beyond Apollo:
Spacespeeder (1969-ish)

Wired - Beyond Apollo:
Rosen & Schwenk's Moon Mission (1959)

January 28, 2014

The Atlantic:
January 27, 1967: NASA Loses the 3 Astronauts of Apollo 1

Universe Today:
Remembering Apollo 1's Tragic Anniversary: 'It Was Too Late From The Beginning'

Life Magazine:
The Apollo 1 Launchpad Fire: Remembering Grissom, White and Chaffee

Discovery News:
China's Jade Rabbit Lunar Lander May Be Out of Luck

Universe Today:
Yutu rover Suffers Significant Setback at Start of 2nd Lunar Night

New Scientist:
China's Jade Rabbit rover may be victim of moon dust

Daily Mail:
Forget global warming, worry about the MAGNETOSPHERE: Earth's magnetic field is collapsing and it could affect the climate and wipe out power grids

Universe Today:
Six-Hour Spacewalk Yields Two Installed Cameras, But Data Problems, NASA Says

Spaceflight Now:
Camera glitch persists after re-installation on spacewalk

Space.com:
Spacewalk Photos: Russian Cosmonauts Install HD Cameras on Space Station

Space.com:
Solar Wind Creates Water in Star Dust, Implications for Life

Gizmag:
Review: The camera-packin' Hubsan X4 FPV mini quadcopter

Air & Space Magazine:
Hey, Let's Use a Helicopter as a Tugboat!

Popular Science:
Watch A Drone Launch A Rocket

Air & Space Magazine:
I Got Those Old Beat-Up Orion Blues

Air & Space Magazine:
The Outrageous Adolescence of the F-16

Gizmodo:
The Navy Almost Built a "Flying Dorito" It Couldn't Afford to Fly

January 27, 2014

North Wales Daily Post:
Berwyn Mountains UFO Crash: 40 years on, it's still a mystery

Pacific Standard:
How You Might Come to Believe You've Been Abducted by an Alien

New Scientist:
Orion's life-support module prepares for launch

Space.com:
Private Dream Chaser Space Plane to Launch 1st Orbital Flight in 2016

Spaceflight Now:
Opportunity rover marks 10 years on the red planet

Information Week:
10 Years On Mars: What Spirit and Opportunity Discovered

Universe Today:
The Difficulties of Operating a Rover on Mars for 10 Years

Space.com:
How NASA's Mars Rovers Spirit and Opportunity Work (Infographic)

Inside Science:
Thirty-year-old Data Offers New View Of Venus

Space.com:
Stephen Hawking: There Are No Black Holes

Space.com:
The Strangest Black Holes in the Universe

Space.com:
Black Hole Quiz: How Well Do You Know Nature's Weirdest Creations?

Space.com:
No Escape: Dive Into a Black Hole (Infographic)

Scientific American:
Continental Telescope Array Could Usher Astronomy Revolution in Africa

Daily Mail:
Is the future of air travel SUPERSONIC? Scientists are developing transport that travels at super-high speeds without the boom

The Aviationist:
This is the cockpit of the upgraded B-1B "Bone" bomber

Daily Mail:
The ultimate PAPER airplane? Student builds a Boeing 777 model - complete with engine - using just card and glue

Daily Mail:
Deliver your message from above: the 'texting helicopter' that can display pictures and words from the sky

Gizmodo:
The Greatest Rocket Scientist Who Ever Lived

WEEKEND EDITION: January 25 through January 26, 2014

Nature:
Stephen Hawking: 'There are no black holes'

New Scientist:
Stephen Hawking's new theory offers black hole escape

Scientific American:
Physics and fundamental laws: Necessary truth or misleading cacophony?

Scientific American:
How the Geocentric Model of the Universe Worked [Video]

Gizmag:
Prosthesis human-piloted racing robot aims to usher in a new sport

National Geographic:
Reconstructing Dinosaur Duels

Stuff NZ:
Ancient marine fossil found

Daily Mail:
Shock and gnaw! First wild beaver spotted in England for 800 years

io9:
This intricately crafted harpoon tip is 35,000 years old

The History Blog:
Tomb of pharaoh from Abydos dynasty found

The Guardian:
King Senebkay: how did the Egyptian pharaoh stay undiscovered for so long?

Daily Mail:
Was Noah's Ark ROUND? 3,700-year-old clay tablet reveals giant boat was made out of reeds and bitumen

io9:
What caused a 10-year winter starting in 536?

Smithsonian Magazine:
Alchemy May Not Have Been the Pseudoscience We All Thought It Was

Smithsonian Magazine:
The Last Days of Blackbeard

Smithsonian Magazine:
The History of How We Came to Revere Abraham Lincoln

Gizmodo:
The History of the Human Cannonball

Jalopnik:
The Man Who Invented The Telephone Was A Secret Speed Freak

io9:
The Lawyer and the Scientist Who Predicted the Atomic Bomb in 1915

Gizmodo:
The World's First Nuclear Submarine Was Launched 60 Years Ago

Gizmodo:
This is Russia's new nuclear attack submarine

Gizmodo:
A Visit to the Weirdest Archaeological Site in North America

January 24, 2014

Spaceflight Now:
Atlas rocket puts up NASA communications spacecraft

Universe Today:
Spectacular Nighttime Blastoff Sends Critical NASA TDRS Communications Relay Skyward from Cape - Photo Gallery

Space.com:
Ancient Mars May Have Been Habitable for Hundreds of Millions of Years

Discovery News:
Mars Rover Opportunity Finds Life-Friendly Niche

Universe Today:
Opportunity Discovers That Oldest Rocks Reveal Best Chance for Martian Life

Air & Space Magazine:
The Wright Brothers' First Flight Photo, Annotated

Air & Space Magazine:
Letters From a Jenny Pilot

January 23, 2014

Spaceflight Now:
Morpheus lander cruises through initial flight tests

Space Daily:
Extra Time for Tiangong

Universe Today:
China's Yutu rover trundles across the Moon in Time-lapse Panorama

Space.com:
Water Found on Dwarf Planet Ceres, May Erupt from Ice Volcanoes

Universe Today:
Herschel Discovers Water Vapor Spewing from Ceres

Space.com:
Photos: Dwarf Planet Ceres, the Solar System's Largest Asteroid

Air & Space Magazine:
Planet Earth: A Guide for Alien Scientists

January 22, 2014

Spaceflight Now:
ESA chief says Orion service module to be ready in 2017

New Scientist:
Snooze-button glitch delayed Rosetta's wake-up

New Scientist:
Water found in stardust suggests life is universal

Gizmodo:
Flying inside the cockpit of a fighter jet is the best roller coaster

The Aviationist:
On this day in 1968 a B-52 crashed in Greenland with 4 hydrogen bombs

Air & Space Magazine:
Clementine - The Legacy, Twenty Years On

January 21, 2014

Dromore Leader:
Fireball seen shooting across Banbridge skies

Huntingdon, St Ives & St Neots News & Crier:
VIDEO: Fireball seen in the sky over St Neots captured on camera in Holland

Space Daily:
China confirms new hypersonic glide vehicle test-flight

Daily Mail:
'Hello World!': Comet-chasing Rosetta sends first signal to Earth from 500 MILLION miles away after three-years in hibernation

Space.com:
Sleeping Rosetta Spacecraft Wakes Up for Historic Comet Rendezvous and Landing

Spaceflight Now:
Rosetta's comet chase is on

Space.com:
Photos: Europe's Rosetta Comet Mission in Pictures

Space.com:
How the Rosetta Spacecraft Will Land on a Comet (Infographic)

Universe Today:
1st 360 Degree Color Panorama from China's Chang'e-3 Lunar Lander

Space.com:
Mystery Rock 'Appears' in Front of Mars Rover

Gizmodo:
Traveling in a Boeing 747 in the 1970s was pretty damn awesome

Discovery News:
Blocked Out: How NASA Chose Apollo's Command Module

Scientific American:
The Case against Copernicus

DR. KING 3-DAY WEEKEND EDITION: January 18 through January 20, 2014

Space.com:
What is the Shape of the Universe?

Inside Science:
Proposed Time Machine Could Also Clone Objects

The Guardian:
Why you can't travel at the speed of light

Gizmodo:
Why Is the Solar System Flat?

The Atlantic:
Meet 'Robosimian,' the Robot That Apes an Ape

Popular Science:
Planning For A Future Of Robot Ships

Gizmodo:
These Easy-To-Install Treads Turn Any Car Into a Tank

Daily Mail:
The James Bond gadget that turns you into a FISH: Mask lets you breathe underwater without oxygen tanks

Daily Mail:
Can you spot it? Massive trough deeper than the Grand Canyon found 7km under the ice in Antarctica - yet is impossible to see from the surface

Smithsonian Magazine:
Taking the Measure of Yellowstone's Supervolcano

The Atlantic:
What Niagara Falls Looks Like Without Water

Popular Science:
How Did Insects Evolve To Feast On Your Blood?

The Atlantic:
Fossil fish re-defines origins of walking

Daily Mail:
Dogs are NOT descended from modern wolves but split from common ancestor 34,000 years ago

io9:
What killed off the world's largest apes?

Daily Mail:
Amazing formation flying skills of migrating birds unraveled: 'V'shape and timing of flaps ensures flock is aerodynamic as possible

Daily Mail:
Is this the birthplace of British civilisation? One million-year-old remains of the first settlers found buried under a £15-a-night caravan park in Norfolk

The History Blog:
Tomb of Pharaoh Sobekhotep I found in Abydos

Daily Mail:
King Solomon's treasures revealed: Newly translated Hebrew text lists legendary riches - including the Ark of the Covenant

The History Blog:
World's oldest times table found in bamboo strips

Daily Mail:
Mystery of 39 skulls found at London Wall is solved after 25 years: Decapitated heads were 'gladiators' who fought in the City

The History Blog:
Celtic brooch found among Viking artifacts in storage

The History Blog:
Adena Mound dated to first century A.D.

Daily Mail:
Could this tiny kangaroo sketched in a 400-year-old manuscript change Australian history?

Smithsonian Magazine:
There is No Shortage of History When it Comes to Velveeta

io9:
Incredibly Strange Railway Systems

Gizmodo:
What London looked like in 1927 and 2013, side-by-side

Smithsonian Magazine:
The Untold Tale of Pow!, the Fourth Rice Krispies Elf

io9:
How the reactionless space drive could send nuclear subs into orbit

io9:
The Terrifying Age of Radioactive Toys for Kids

io9:
Early Nuclear Safety Posters Are Perky and Disturbing

io9:
Photographs of Atomic Bomb Tests Are Like Science Fiction Made Real

Gizmodo:
This postcard took 44 years to reach its recipient because of the Stasi

io9:
Not chilly enough yet? Here are some of the world's coldest settlements

Gizmodo:
Why Is There a US Naval Cruiser in the Middle of This Cornfield?

Science Magazine:
How to Survive a Nuclear Explosion

io9:
This creepy claymation ballet is like a Silly Symphony from Hell

io9:
This stop-motion horror film was crafted by one animator over 4 years

Gizmodo:
How Many Humans Would a T-Rex Need to Eat Every Day to Survive?

January 17, 2014

Space.com:
China Launches Hypersonic Missile Test, Downplays Fears

The Guardian:
China tests hypersonic missile vehicle

Universe Today:
China considers Manned Moon Landing following breakthrough Chang'e-3 mission success

Spaceflight Now:
Second spacewalk planned to install UrtheCast cameras

Spaceflight Now:
Schedule for full-up Orion test flight to be reassessed

Space Daily:
Countdown to Pluto

Daily Mail:
Now THAT'S how to land on a Comet! European Space Agency releases astonishing video showing how Rosetta probe will 'dance' in space before touching down in November

Universe Today:
What's On The Far Side Of The Moon?

Universe Today:
Some Planet-like Kuiper Belt Objects Don't Play "Nice"

Smithsonian Magazine:
Will Commercial Airplanes Have Parachutes Someday?

Discovery News:
What Happened to all the Saturn V Rocket Stages?

January 16, 2014

Daily Mail:
Nasa reveal plans for the biggest rocket ever made to take man to Mars - dwarfing the shuttle and the Saturn rockets that took us to the moon

Daily Mail:
Fishing in space! Japan to test 'magnetic net' to clean up space junk circling Earth

Discovery News:
Galaxy Surveyor Arrives in Orbit... Around Nothing

Spaceflight Now:
European Space Agency's Gaia mission settles in at L2

Discovery News:
Rare Exoplanet Found in Cluster, Orbits Sun's 'Twin'

Space.com:
Potato-Shaped Mars Moon Phobos May Be a Captured Asteroid

Space.com:
Strange Metal Asteroid Targeted in Far-Out NASA Mission Concept

Daily Mail:
The future of air travel? Three-storey Sky Whale fits 755 passengers, has virtual reality windows and self-healing wings

Popular Science:
Researchers Create Micro-Flyer That "Swims" in Air

New Scientist:
Star-aligned temples hint at Pompeii's religious mix

January 15, 2014

Cape Cod Online:
January UFO sightings in the early seventies

Universe Today:
Stunning Footage from SpaceShipTwo's Third Rocket-Powered Flight

Universe Today:
A Possible Meteor Shower from Comet ISON?

Discovery News:
Sub-$500 Pocket Drone folds for transport and carries a GoPro

Discovery News:
Kugelblitz! Powering a Starship With a Black Hole

Space.com:
Dyson Spheres: How Advanced Alien Civilizations Would Conquer the Galaxy (Infographic)

January 14, 2014

Falmouth Patch:
Meteor's Fireball Seen by Hundreds in New England

Syracuse.com:
Meteor sightings in Upstate New York? Some are convinced they heard and saw meteors near Lake Ontario

Syracuse.com:
Astronomy expert: Meteor likely in Upstate New York, but was it caused by Comet ISON?

Universe Today:
China's Historic Moon Robot Duo Awaken from 1st Long Frigid Night and Resume Science Operations

Spaceflight Now:
NASA satellite attached to booster rocket for launch

Universe Today:
See the Smallest Full Moon of 2014: It's the "Return of the Mini-Moon"

Discovery News:
DNews: 60 Billion Planets Could Harbor Life

Live Science:
US Navy's Huge Triton Drone Will Provide 360-Degree Surveillance

Dvice:
Sky Whale concept is a three-deck aircraft with serious moves

Popular Science:
When Astronauts Set Sail Aboard Apollo Command Module 007

The Aviationist:
Here's the video of the B-52 bomber flying without its fin

January 13, 2014

Daily Mail:
Giant leap for space tourism! Virgin Galactic's third test flight reaches an all time high altitude of 71,000 FEET

Universe Today:
SpaceShipTwo Goes Supersonic in Third Rocket-Powered Test Flight

Spaceflight Now:
SpaceShipTwo achieves highest flight to date

Discovery News:
SpaceShipTwo Aces Third Rocket-Powered Test Flight

Universe Today:
Private Cygnus Freighter Berths at Space Station with Huge Science Cargo and Ant Colony

Scientific American:
"Flock" of Nano Satellites to Capture High-Res Views of Whole Earth

Universe Today:
China's Yutu Moon Rover and Chang'e-3 Lander - Gallery of New Images and 1st Earth Portrait

The Guardian:
The dark side of the moon is turquoise, say astronomers

io9:
I could watch this time-lapse of Jupiter (and Io) all day long

Discovery News:
Stormy Alien Atmospheres May Spark Seeds of Life

Astrobiology Magazine:
A Celestial Object That Defies Description

Daily Mail:
The remote-controlled FLYING TRUCK set to carry U.S. troops into battle: Drone could transport troops WITHOUT a pilot

Popular Science:
Will This Helicopter Truck Fly?

Gizmag:
Multicopter meets monster truck: The AT Transformer roadable VTOL aircraft

Gizmag:
DJI releases mid-priced Phantom 2 and Phantom FC40 quadcopters

New Scientist:
Hunting wormholes in a Soviet-era science city

The Aviationist:
50 years ago a B-52 lost its tail over New Mexico. But managed to land.

Gizmodo:
Spectacular photos of SpaceShipTwo breaking the sound barrier

WEEKEND EDITION: January 11 through January 12, 2014

Daily Mail:
'Time travellers don't exist on the internet': Researchers spend months scanning the web for voyagers from the future - but find nothing

Wall Street Journal:
Robotics Expert Warns Future 'Is Coming Much Faster Than We Think'

Information Week:
CES 2014: 8 Radical Robots

Gizmag:
MakerBot unveils three new 3D printers at CES: Giant, compact, and "just right"

Daily Mail:
That's got to hurt! Student designs £85 machine gun that fires 14 RUBBER BANDS a second

Smithsonian Magazine:
What Happens to All the Salt We Dump On the Roads?

Daily Mail:
Lightning can shape MOUNTAINS: African peaks were formed by strikes capable of blowing 10 metres of rock into the air

The Guardian:
Geologists identify trigger for apocalyptic 'super eruptions'

Popular Science:
Dinosaurs Were Mostly Scaly, Study Finds

Daily Mail:
A cross between a panther and a squirrel: 55-million-year-old fossil reveals shared ancestor of cats and dogs

Popular Science:
From Untold Billions To None: How Passenger Pigeons Went Extinct

Daily Mail:
4.4 million-year-old 'unusual primate' skull reveals that Ardi IS linked to humans

Daily Mail:
Light skin in Europeans stems from ONE 10,000-year-old ancestor who lived between India and the Middle East, claims study

Gizmodo:
This Is (Possibly) What 5,500-Year-Old Man Looked Like

Daily Mail:
Tomb of Ancient Egyptian beer brewer is opened by archaeologists for the first time in 3,200 years

The History Blog:
Tomb of Pharaoh Sobekhotep I found in Abydos

Live Science:
King Tut's Mummified Erect Penis May Point to Ancient Religious Struggle

Live Science:
Fate of Ark of the Covenant Revealed in Hebrew Text

Daily Mail:
The 3,000-year-old PLONK: Ancient Hebrew text unearthed in Jerusalem revealed to be a label for cheap wine reserved for slaves

Daily Mail:
Did toxic wine kill Alexander the Great? Scientists 'find plant behind ancient leaders agonizing death over 12 days'

Live Science:
Uncannily Lifelike Roman Masks Recreated in Wax

io9:
The Bitter Feud That Gave Us the Brontosaurus

io9:
Century-Old Photos of the U.S. Take Us Back to the Industrial Age

Popular Science:
The Rise and Fall of the Battleship (And Why They Won't Be Coming Back)

Jewish Daily Forward:
Math and Anti-Semitism Went Hand-in-Hand at Harvard for Decades

Gizmodo:
The Military Once Asked Walt Disney to Build Real-Life Iron Man Suits

New York Times:
Burglars Who Took On F.B.I. Abandon Shadows

January 10, 2014

Space Daily:
Orbital Sciences launches second mission to space station

Universe Today:
Antares Private Rocket Thunders off Virginia Coast bound for Space Station - Marks 2nd US Commercial Launch This Week

Spaceflight Now:
Europe eyes cooperation on Dream Chaser space plane

Wired - Beyond Apollo:
Rinehart's Floating Moonbase (1959)

Wired - Beyond Apollo:
Rosen and Schwenk's Moon Mission (1959)

January 9, 2014

Daily Mail:
Sun unleashes massive solar flare SEVEN times the size of the Earth - and is so strong it's delayed an ISS rocket delivery

Discovery News:
Massive Solar Flare Grounds Space Station Cargo Flight

Space Daily:
NASA extends space station life to 2024

Daily Mail:
Forget the 'Goldilocks Zone' - planets can support life up to TEN times further away from stars than previously thought

Daily Mail:
Super-sized surveillance: U.S. navy to get drone with the wingspan of a BOEING 757

Daily Mail:
From hunting hyenas to bathing hippos: Photographer captures stunning aerial shots over the Serengeti with a HOMEMADE drone

The Aviationist:
Enjoy a Guided Tour Inside the E-4B NAOC Doomsday Plane

January 8, 2014

Universe Today:
Monster Sunspot Erupts with an X-Class Flare

Journal.ie:
Did you see the fireball that broke up over Ireland last Friday evening?

Discovery News:
Recommissioned NEOWISE Discovers Near-Earth Asteroid

Daily Mail:
Earth has a gassy twin! Chance discovery uncovers mysterious planet 200 light years away with the same mass as our world

Universe Today:
Kepler Finds an Earth-Sized "Gas Giant"

Universe Today:
The Most Common Exoplanets Might be "Mini-Neptunes"

Space.com:
5 Rocky Alien Planets Revealed by NASA's Kepler Spacecraft

Gizmag:
SpaceX launches second satellite

New Scientist:
India's hefty 'naughty boy' rocket comes in from cold

Space.com:
Private Cygnus Supply Ship 'Go' for Frigid Launch Wednesday

Discovery News:
New Exoplanet Hunter Directly Images Alien Worlds

Discovery News:
Has the Weirdest Star in the Universe Been Found?

Stuff NZ:
Brilliant blue at universe dawn

Popular Science:
A Goose-Powered Moon Lander And Other Imaginary Spacecraft From The Past

January 7, 2014

Florida Today:
$1B mission to check out asteroid that may threaten Earth ... in 2182

Space.com:
Boeing to Use Former Space Shuttle Hangar for Secret Space Plane

New Scientist:
Astrophile: Trio of dead stars could take on Einstein

Astrobiology Magazine:
Does a Planet Need Life to Create Continents?

New Scientist:
Anybody out there? The how and what of alien life

Scientific American:
Canada's Ex-Defense Minister: Aliens Would Give Us More Tech If We'd Stop Wars

Popular Science:
The (Brief) Story of the Saturn IB Rocket

January 6, 2014

Tech Crunch:
Mysterious Computer Chip Crop Circle Is An Nvidia CES Publicity Stunt [Update: Confirmed]

Spaceflight Now:
Freezing forecast forces Antares launch delay

Spaceflight Now:
Falcon 9 rocket launch delayed to next week

Universe Today:
Spirit Rover Landed on Mars 10 Years Ago Today

Universe Today:
Spirit Retrospective: Top Shots on 10th Year Since Mars Touchdown

Discovery News:
Gecko feet will let robot minions fix space stations

Gizmodo:
Parrot's New Drones Fly the Mini Skies and Bite Your Ankles

Gizmodo:
This swarming horde of black stealth fighter jets is not a movie scene

Popular Science:
A Goose-Powered Moon Lander And Other Imaginary Spacecraft From The Past

Gizmodo:
Witness the Real Life Apollo 13 Disaster As It Actually Happened

WEEKEND EDITION: January 4 through January 5, 2014

Live Science:
6 Cool Underground Science Labs

Daily Mail:
Behold the Death Ray Drone Bot! Robot enthusiast creates a terrifying mechanical spider that bursts balloons with real lasers

Daily Mail:
High but not dry: Dolphins filmed chewing toxic puffer fish 'to enjoy narcotic-like effects'

Daily Mail:
Did Neanderthals speak like US? Horseshoe-shaped neck bone suggests ancestors used complex speech

Daily Mail:
'Til death do us part? Scientists discover mysterious 3,500-year-old male and female skeletons that were buried facing each other and holding hands in Siberia

The History Blog:
3,000-year-old bronze trove found in Chinese tomb

Gizmodo:
How the Circumference of Earth Was Accurately Estimated 2000 Years Ago

Daily Mail:
The medieval DROID: Designer creates a robotic servant that helps dry hands using an 800-year-old Arabic design

io9:
Michelangelo's illustrated grocery list is a work of everyday art

Daily Mail:
Photographs of ill-fated Antarctic mission seen for first time after scientists develop century-old box of negatives found preserved in the ice of Captain Scott's hut

Daily Mail:
The spying Scotsman who hunted the Nazis of New York: The amazing story of Britain's clandestine war on Hitler's agents... and his big-money backers in the US

Gizmodo:
Bucky Fuller's Forgotten WWII Shelters Rediscovered In New Jersey

Daily Mail:
Did Soviets really spend $1billion on mind control programme? Report 'reveals secretive parapsychology operations dating back to 1917'

Gizmodo:
This is how the sky would look seconds before nuclear holocaust

Gizmodo:
Spend Your Weekend Gawking at Nearly 700 Old Maps of the U.S.

The Guardian:
It's time to challenge the notion that there is only one way to speak English

io9:
9 Extraordinary Underground Cities

The Atlantic:
How Netflix Reverse Engineered Hollywood

January 3, 2014

Discovery News:
We Saw It Coming: Dinky Asteroid Hits Earth, Burns Up

Universe Today:
Three-Meter Asteroid Hits Earth's Atmosphere? Somewhere

Space.com:
First Meteor Shower of 2014 Peaks Friday, but Sun Interferes

New Scientist:
Astrophile: Wrinkles reveal Mercury's rapid slimming

Popular Science:
A Silent Isolation Room For Satellites

Popular Science:
Inside One Of The FAA's New Drone Test Sites

Daily Mail:
From ejector seat armchairs to a clock made using a Boeing 747 fuselage: Recycled aeroplane parts turned into high-end furniture (with a £25,000 price tag)

Daily Mail:
How mysterious orbs could be used to predict earthquakes: Scientists link strange lights to movement in the Earth's crust

January 2, 2014

CNN:
(Psst, aliens) Elaborate crop circle in California mowed down

EarthSky:
A new major meteor shower in 2014?

EarthSky:
EarthSky's meteor shower guide for 2014

Universe Today:
Happy New Year's Day 2014 from Mars - Curiosity Celebrates 500 Sols Spying Towering Mount Sharp Destination

Universe Today:
Space Science Stories to Watch in 2014

Live Science:
Smarter, Deadlier Drones Mapped Out in Defense Plan

Dvice:
Swarm of gesture-controlled drone minions knows you're the boss

Gizmodo:
I just don't get tired of seeing awesome photos of rocket launches

Gizmodo:
Spectacular skydiving video is so perfect it looks computer generated

io9:
The First American Rocket Flight Was an Advertising Stunt

Gizmodo:
Scientists make things float and move in space using sound waves

January 1, 2014

Sarasota Herald Tribune:
Sarasota woman was an astronaut pioneer

IEEE Spectrum:
NASA Readies Orion for First Test Flight

Space.com:
European Spacecraft To Land On Comet In 2014 - Animation

New Scientist:
Water plumes spark a race to Jupiter moon Europa

Space.com:
Best Night Sky Events of January 2014: Stargazing Sky Maps (Gallery)

NBC News:
Mega-moon, meteor showers: 11 must-watch events to light up 2014 sky

Live Science:
Secret to Ancient Roman Sundial Revealed in 3D Simulations




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