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March 23, 2017

Spaceflight Insider:
Flight-proven Falcon 9 with SES-10 scheduled for NET March 29

Spaceflight Insider:
CRS-10 Dragon unberthed, recovered in Pacific Ocean

Spaceflight Now:
Rosetta's comet shows scars from swing through inner solar system

Spaceflight Insider:
CRS-10 Dragon unberthed, recovered in Pacific Ocean

New Atlas:
Is Martian moon Phobos locked in a cycle of destruction and rebirth?

Scientific American:
A NASA Spacecraft Might Bounce, Crunch or Sink on Europa

Astrobiology Magazine:
Experiments Show Titan Lakes May Fizz with Nitrogen

Syfy Wire - Bad Astronomy:
CFBDSIR 2149-0403: A mystery lurks 1800 trillion kilometers from Earth

March 22, 2017

Daily Mail:
Elon Musk's Mars plans take shape: SpaceX is working with NASA to identify sites for unmanned Dragon capsule to land on the red planet in 2020

Space News:
SpaceX studying landing sites for Mars missions

Spaceflight Now:
Europe's ExoMars spacecraft begins lowering its orbit

Popular Science:
The Curiosity Mars rover's wheels are starting to break

Daily Mail:
Lockheed Martin says we could have an orbiting Mars base using existing technology by 2028

Daily Mail:
The mystery of the massive dust storms on Mars deepens: Clouds that engulf the red planet develop strange bubble, pebble and cotton textures

New Scientist:
Mysterious water-like streaks on Mars might be sand flows instead

CBS News:
This Mars volcano died at the same time as the dinosaurs

Seeker:
Mars May Have Once Had Rings - and Could Sport Them Again

Air & Space Magazine:
Want To Make Mars Livable? Bring Back Its Magnetic Field

Daily Mail:
What it's like to fly above Mars: Finnish filmmaker painstakingly puts together thousands of NASA images to create stunning video

March 21, 2017

Dayton Daily News:
One of the Air Force's original UFO hunters dies at 101

Universe Today:
SpaceX Dragon Splashes Down in Pacific with Treasure Trove of Space Station Science

Spaceflight Now:
SpaceX's Dragon supply carrier wraps up 10th mission to space station

Space News:
SpaceX Dragon spacecraft returns to Earth from the International Space Station

Space News:
China studying reusable rockets similar to SpaceX

Daily Mail:
Earth's inner Van Allen belt is far weaker than thought - and could lead to radical new spacecraft designs, NASA reveals

New Scientist:
Gentle breeze may help Venus's atmosphere spin like crazy

Daily Mail:
NASA reveals plans for clockwork rover based on 2,300 year old Greek Antikythera mechanical computer that could survive conditions on Venus

March 20, 2017

Daily Mail:
Must be the luck of the Irish! Asteroid narrowly misses smashing into Earth just in time for St Patrick's Day

CTV News:
Streaking meteor over B.C. caught on video

Geek Wire:
Watch a fireball light up Seattle's skies

Express Tribune:
'Meteor' lights up Gilgit-Baltistan, leaves residents puzzled

Spaceflight Now:
Internationally-backed military satellite successfully launched atop Delta 4 rocket

Space News:
ULA successfully launches Air Force satcom satellite into orbit

Space News:
SpaceX launches EchoStar 23

Daily Mail:
Is a rogue world wandering 100 light years from Earth? Weird planet-like object baffles astronomers

WEEKEND EDITION: March 18, 2017 through March 19, 2017

Forbes:
The Big Bang Was Not A Single Point In Time

Forbes:
Is It Actually Possible To Travel To Parallel Universes?

Forbes:
Why Is the Speed Of Light Considered The Cosmic Speed Limit?

Inverse:
Physicists Are at War Over the Discovery of 'Metallic Hydrogen'

Smithsonian Magazine:
How Humans Invented Numbers - And How Numbers Reshaped Our World

New York Times:
Let a Robot Be Your Museum Tour Guide

Japan Times:
'Strange' hotel, run by robots, opens near Tokyo; more to come

Quartz:
A robot actor debuted in London but he only works if there's a human around

Daily Mail:
Watch the birth of a deadly tornado: Terrifying simulation reveals the catastrophic conditions of the supercell storm that created 'El Reno'

Daily Mail:
How Earth turned into a massive 'snowball' 717 million years ago: Study finds 'perfect storm' of volcanic activity may have cooled the planet

Seeker:
World's Oldest Plant-Like Fossils Discovered in India

Wired:
Plants Might Have Saved Earth From Permanent Ice Age

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

National Geographic:
One of World's Most Mysterious Cats Caught on Camera

Daily Mail:
Revealed: 400,000-year-old skull of a mystery human ancestor with Neanderthal traits sheds light on how our ancient relatives evolved in Europe

Daily Mail:
Stone Age tools and animal bones in Tunisia provide new clues on a 72,000-year-old 'early human corridor' across Africa

Daily Mail:
How humans created the Sahara desert: Farming transformed the grassy plain into an arid wasteland 8,000 years ago

The History Blog:
66 statues of Sekhmet found in Luxor temple

The History Blog:
Colossal statue, maybe of Ramesses II, found in Cairo

Daily Mail:
Raising Ramses: Archaeologists lift 3,000-year-old statue of Egyptian Pharaoh considered 'one of the most important discoveries ever' from muddy ditch in Cairo slum

Live Science:
Ancient Tomb Decorated with Vibrant Murals Found in China

The History Blog:
47 ingots alleged to be fabled metal found on shipwreck

The History Blog:
Torc hoard is earliest Iron Age gold found in Britain

Daily Mail:
Mystery of the 'pyramid of China': Archaeologists discover strange tomb under a construction site

The History Blog:
The Colosseum after antiquity

The History Blog:
Blenheim Palace flowerpot is a Roman sarcophagus

The History Blog:
1,000-year-old toy boat found in Norway

The History Blog:
Skeletons of early colonists found under Florida mall

The History Blog:
Only surviving view of Renaissance Lisbon street identified

Daily Mail:
A stitch in time: Historic waistcoat worn by Captain Cook as he explored Australia and embroidered with plants he discovered is expected to sell for £700,000

Smithsonian Magazine:
The Polish Patriot Who Helped Americans Beat the British

Smithsonian Magazine:
The Grisly History of Brooklyn's Revolutionary War Martyrs

Timeline:
This brave Russian soldier posed as a man to fight Napoleon

Forbes:
A Monstrous Volcanic Eruption Gave Life To Frankenstein's Monster

BBC History Extra:
Harriet Tubman and the 'Underground Railroad'

History.com:
When Ironclads Clashed: How Hampton Roads Changed Naval Warfare Forever

Smithsonian Magazine:
Two New Exhibitions Celebrate a Long-Lost Painting

History.com:
The Russian Revolution, Through American Eyes

Smithsonian Magazine:
The Abdication of Nicholas II Left Russia Without a Czar for the First Time in 300 Years

The History Blog:
The last days of the Romanovs

Mental Floss:
The Accidental First Female Senator

Smithsonian Magazine:
The Romance and Promise of 20th-Century Radio Is Captured in This Mural

The History Blog:
Unique Lodz Ghetto photos at the MFA, Boston

Smithsonian Magazine:
A Spoonful of Sugar Helps the Radioactive Oatmeal Go Down

History.com:
"God, America and Apple Pie": The Dramatic Defection of Stalin's Daughter

Timeline:
Meet the Dodge La Femme, the bonkers car marketed only to women

Mental Floss:
16 Fun Facts About The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

BBC News:
Why China's internet use has overtaken the West

Smithsonian Magazine:
This Medieval Knight's Manor Houses Over 350 Mechanical Musical Instruments

March 17, 2017

Daily Mail:
Forget the ear defenders: Supersonic planes WITHOUT the Earth-shaking sonic boom could arrive by 2023

Ars Technica:
Air Force: We have more drone pilot jobs than for any other aircraft

Gizmodo:
Here's What Those White Spirals Inside Airplane Engines Are For

BBC News:
The plane so good it's still in production after 60 years

History Net:
Visions from the Mind of Richard Vogt

History Net:
Apollo's Stallions

Air & Space Magazine:
How the "Suicide Squad" Turned Into One of the World's First Rocket Companies

March 16, 2017

WDID-TV:
The Michigan UFO craze of 1966

Spaceflight Insider:
Zero 2 Infinity launches its first rocket from high-altitude balloon

The Guardian:
Moon shot: Russia launches recruitment drive for lunar mission

Space News:
China gearing up for launch of first cargo spacecraft to support future space station

Spaceflight Insider:
SpaceX's 2018 Moon mission faces significant challenges

Daily Mail:
Meet the Puffers: NASA reveals palm-sized popup planetary rovers that could explore lava tubes on Mars and look for alien life on Europa

Seeker:
Enormous Dust Storms on Mars Highlight the Red Planet's Weather Mysteries

Seeker:
Colonizing Mars Will Depend on Low-Tech Know-How

Universe Today:
Warm Poles Suggest Enceladus' Liquid Water Near Surface

New Scientist:
Asteroid clay is a better space radiation shield than aluminium

March 15, 2017

Spaceflight Insider:
Weather wins as SpaceX scrubs launch of Falcon 9 with EchoStar 23

Daily Mail:
Watch Nasa test engines for the world's biggest rocket in a stunning 360-degree video

Daily Mail:
NASA reveals plans for joint Venus mission with Russia to send a probe and lander to 'Earth's evil twin'

Universe Today:
Earth's Twisted Sister: How Will We Reveal Venus' Secrets?

Astrobiology Magazine:
NASA's Kepler Provides Another Peek at Ultra-cool Neighbor

New Scientist:
TRAPPIST-1 worlds are close enough for life to hop between them

March 14, 2017

Galesburg Register-Mail:
UFOs spotted 50 years ago in Galesburg

Great Falls Tribune:
More UFO tales emerge from northcentral Montana

Spaceflight Now:
Orion's parachutes tested under launch abort conditions

New Scientist:
Discovery of tiny moon completes the set for worlds past Neptune

Mysterious Universe:
An Ancient Platinum Asteroid Wiped Out the Clovis People

March 13, 2017

Melbourne Herald Sun:
Westall UFO sighting witnesses to speak about the 1966 alien encounter at Clayton South

Inverse:
China Targets Mission to Mars for Summer 2020

Gizmodo:
NASA Just Found a Lost Spacecraft Orbiting the Moon

Spaceflight Now:
Perils and discoveries lie ahead for long-lived Saturn orbiter

National Geographic:
Here's Our Best Look Yet at Saturn's 'UFO' Moon

New Scientist:
Could fast radio bursts really be powering alien space ships?

WEEKEND EDITION: March 11, 2017 through March 12, 2017

Scientific American:
The Most Important Idea about the Universe

Science Magazine:
A recharged debate over the speed of the expansion of the universe could lead to new physics

Forbes:
Our Expanding Universe: What Is It Expanding Into?

Extreme Tech:
NASA plans to create coldest spot in the universe on ISS

Daily Mail:
MIT reveals 'impossible' new form of matter: Supersolid combines the properties of solids with those of superfluids

New Atlas:
There's no escaping Boston Dynamics' wheeled jumping robot

Nerdist:
6-Legged Thomas the Tank Engine Flame-Throwing Robot is Here to Burn Down Your Childhood

Wired:
Exploring the Mysterious Volcanoes of Arizona (Yes, That Arizona)

New Historian:
Massive Volcano Eruption at Mount Etna in 1669 Kills Thousands

Temblor:
New study finds Los Angeles and San Diego are at risk from M=7.3+ offshore earthquakes

KCET:
The Quake that Renamed California "Earthquake Country"

National Geographic:
Formed by Megafloods, This Place Fooled Scientists for Decades

Daily Mail:
Top tourist landmark CRUMBLES: Malta's 164ft-high arched cliff washes away after being hit by heavy storms

National Geographic:
Why California Deserts Are Experiencing a 'Super Bloom'

Daily Mail:
The 423 million year old 'armour plated' fish that shows sea creatures may have evolved in China far earlier than anywhere else

Seeker:
Improved Vision May Have Drawn Fish to the Land Millions of Years Ago

National Geographic:
Giant Catfish Fossil Found in Egyptian Desert

National Geographic:
Where the World's Only Grass-Eating Monkeys Thrive

National Geographic:
Watch an Elephant Invite a Rhino to Play

Daily Mail:
Is this the proof that human ancestors also came from Asia? 100,000-year-old skulls found in China challenge traditional theory on mankind's African origin

Daily Mail:
Neanderthals discovered 'aspirin' 50,000 years before us: Our ancient cousins used plant-based drugs to relieve toothache and stomach pains

Ars Technica:
Australia was colonized by a single group 50,000 years ago

Ars Technica:
The Amazon forest is the result of an 8,000-year experiment

Daily Mail:
The lion-headed goddess of war protecting a pharoah: Archaeologists discover 66 statues of Sekhmet buried to ward off evil from the temple of Amenhotep III

Daily Mail:
Giant 3,000-year-old statue of Pharaoh Ramses II found buried in a Cairo slum is hailed as 'one of the most important discoveries ever'

BBC History Extra:
The Celts: unpicking the mystery

Daily Mail:
Revealed: 2,600-year-old palace is found buried under the ruins of a shrine blown up by ISIS in Mosul

BBC History Extra:
Charlemagne: creating the myth

National Geographic:
How to Fight Like a Viking

National Geographic:
The Realm of the Vikings

BBC History Extra:
7 myths about Robin Hood

Daily Mail:
PICTURE EXCLUSIVE: Inside the 'Lost City of the Monkey God' protected from visitors by a flesh-eating disease

BBC History Extra:
What was life like for a court jester?

Daily Mail:
Rare gold coin worth £15,000 is found by an amateur treasure hunter who 'thought it was a bottle top'

Atlas Obscura:
Behold the Erdapfel, the World's Oldest Surviving Globe

Atlas Obscura:
The Mysteries of the First-Ever Map of the North Pole

BBC History Extra:
What did Jane Austen really look like?

Mental Floss:
The Mysterious 19th Century 'Princess' Who Fooled a Town

National Geographic:
Madame Tussaud Used Beheaded Politicians to Create Her Original Waxworks

Atlas Obscura:
Rediscovering the Civil War Heroics of a Tiny Massachusetts Armory

Mental Floss:
5 Facts About Civil War Spy Mary Bowser

Timeline:
A town of freed slaves - on Robert E. Lee's old estate - was destroyed to make Arlington cemetery

The Guardian:
The Russian Revolution: then and now

Atlas Obscura:
Meet Bessie Coleman, the First Black Woman to Get a Pilot's License

Atlas Obscura:
A Visual Guide to the Fake Fleets and Inflatable Armies of World War II

Flashbak:
Maryland's Glen Echo Amusement Park On A Sunny Day In 1943

Flashbak:
In 1963 A Model Floated From New York To Paris In A Bubble

Atlas Obscura:
The Tragedy of Newcomb Mott, Who Thought He Could Walk Into Soviet Russia

Smithsonian Magazine:
What Happens When an Archaeologist Challenges Mainstream Scientific Thinking?

March 10, 2017

New Atlas:
In pictures: 2017 Australian International Air Show, featuring F-35 Joint Strike Fighter debut

New Atlas:
Bell flies into the future with first concept helicopter

Daily Mail:
Airbus reveals the self driving 'transformer' taxi that can be picked up by a drone to take to the skies

Spaceflight Insider:
Photo Feature: Apollo 11 Command Module prepped for cross-country voyage

History Net:
Heinemann's Hot Rod

History Net:
The Cornfield Bomber

Spacelfight History:
NASA Johnson Space Center's Shuttle II (1988)

Mental Floss:
13 Behind-the-Scenes Secrets of NASA Mission Controllers

Science Magazine:
Watch the explosive demise of a weather balloon

March 9, 2017

Universe Today:
1st SLS 2nd Stage Arrives at Cape for NASA's Orion Megarocket Moon Launch in 2018

Stuff NZ:
Earth's orbiting junkyard threatens the space economy

Daily Mail:
NASA and SpaceX begin testing the life support systems that will keep Elon Musk's paying tourists alive as they travel round the moon

New Scientist:
Signal-tracking satellite would build its own antenna in space

Daily Mail:
The rocket that launches from the AIR: China to develop new projectile that can set off from aircraft and deliver satellites into space

Daily Mail:
The Martian had it wrong: Study reveals potatoes would grow outside in Martian soil in breakthrough for manned missions

March 8, 2017

Spaceflight Now:
Sierra Nevada to resume Dream Chaser flight tests

Daily Mail:
Jeff Bezos reveals Blue Origin's 'megarocket' engine in billionaire space battle with Elon Musk's SpaceX

Spaceflight Now:
Blue Origin details new rocket's capabilities, signs first orbital customer

New Scientist:
Moon's hidden craters detected by gravity mapper

Seeker:
Martian Meteorites Could Reveal Wetter Past on the Red Planet Than Thought

New Scientist:
Cryovolcanism on Dwarf Planet Ceres

Seeker:
Colonizing Mars Might Require Humans to Radically Alter Their Bodies and Minds

March 7, 2017

Space News:
NASA seeks payload ideas for mystery satellite

Space News:
ULA delays launch of Air Force communications satellite due to booster issue

Universe Today:
So it Begins, Red Dragon Delayed 2 Years to 2020

Space News:
SpaceX delays force Spaceflight to find alternative launches

Daily Mail:
NASA spots remnants of a 3,000km MEGAFLOOD on Mars caused by shifting tectonic plates and volcanic activity

Seeker:
Cassini Reveals Changing Conditions at Saturn's Massive Polar Vortices

Seeker:
What Cassini's Daring Ring-Dive Around Saturn Could Tell Us About Uranus

Daily Mail:
Google's 'Project Loon' internet balloon crashes in the Amazon forest

March 6, 2017

Inquisitr:
Near-Miss Asteroid Breaches Earth's Ring Of Satellites Six Hours After Discovery

Tech Times:
Asteroid Flew By So Close To Earth It Was Inside Satellite Ring

Space News:
NASA spacecraft avoids potential collision with Martian moon

Spaceflight Now:
NASA spacecraft steers clear of Martian moon Phobos

Spaceflight Now:
Small experimental satellite launched by new Chinese rocket

Universe Today:
Curiosity Watches a Dust Devil Go Past

Inverse:
Scientists Might Look for Signs of Alien Life in the Asteroid Belt

Astrobiology Magazine:
Does Pluto Have The Ingredients For Life?

Universe Today:
Volcanic Hydrogen Gives Planets a Boost for Life

Seeker:
'Habitable' Exoplanets Might Not Be Very Earth-Like After All

WEEKEND EDITION: March 4, 2017 through March 5, 2017

Live Science:
The 18 Biggest Unsolved Mysteries in Physics

New Scientist:
One time or another: Our best 5 theories of the fourth dimension

Orange County Register:
Physicist Brian Greene explains string theory and why the world has 11 dimensions, not four

Forbes:
Is There Any Evidence Of A Multiverse?

Info World:
Artificially inflated: It's time to call BS on AI

Smithsonian Magazine:
This Eighteenth-Century Robot Actually Used Breathing to Play the Flute

IEEE Spectrum:
Ghost Robotics' Minitaur Demonstrates Impressive New Skills

IEEE Spectrum:
Boston Dynamics Officially Unveils Its Wheel-Leg Robot: "Best of Both Worlds"

Daily Mail:
Was ancient Earth surrounded by a solid SHELL? New theory suggests plate tectonics began later than previously thought

Astrobiology Magazine:
'Quartz' crystals at the Earth's core power its magnetic field

Astrobiology Magazine:
From rocks in Colorado, evidence of a 'chaotic solar system'

Stuff NZ:
Newfound 3.77-billion-year-old fossils could be earliest evidence of life on Earth

Daily Mail:
The secret of the giant dinosaur revealed: Sauropods had ZIGZAGGING bones to support their long necks

Daily Mail:
Bizarre body of 160 million-year-old four-winged dinosaur with 'drumstick-shaped' legs is revealed using lasers

Stuff NZ:
Waddling with dinosaurs: Ancient New Zealand fossil connects penguins and dinosaurs

The History Blog:
Is this the skull of the legendary "weasel bear"?

Science Magazine:
Monarch miscalculation: Has a scientific error about the butterflies persisted for more than 40 years?

Smithsonian Magazine:
Prehistoric Pointillism? Long Before Seurat, Ancient Artists Chiseled Mammoths Out of Dots

Daily Mail:
The 7,000-year-old hunting ground: Ancient human footprints reveal how Mesolithic hunters tracked their prey through Wales' boggy landscape

Science Nordic:
Did Stone Age people build a large labyrinth in Denmark?

The History Blog:
Child's footprints found in ancient Egyptian mortar

Daily Mail:
We struck gold! Two amateur treasure hunter friends discover Britain's 'oldest' Iron Age bling in a cow field in Staffordshire

The History Blog:
Torc hoard is earliest Iron Age gold found in Britain

The History Blog:
Mithras sanctuary found in Corsica

Daily Mail:
Revealed: 1,800-year-old Hebrew engraving may pinpoint the cave where a Jewish wiseman took shelter from Roman soldiers

Daily Mail:
Mysterious jade 'megajewel' worn on the chest of a Mayan king to appease the god of wind found in Belize

Smithsonian Magazine:
Why Did Greenland's Vikings Vanish?

Daily Mail:
King Richard III's personal prayer book goes online and includes a handwritten note he sent to himself to remind him of his own birthday

Mental Floss:
America's First Mandatory Education Law Was Inspired by Satan

Smithsonian Magazine:
Byron Was One of the Few Prominent Defenders of the Luddites

Mental Floss:
5 Forgotten Fairy Tales From the Brothers Grimm

BBC News:
The island of lost explorers

Smithsonian Magazine:
A Graduate Student Just Discovered a Lost Work of Fiction by Walt Whitman

History.com:
Andrew Carnegie's Surprising Legacy

Smithsonian Magazine:
The Weird Story of "The Man They Couldn't Hang"

Smithsonian Magazine:
The Incredible Legacy of Susan La Flesche, the First Native American to Earn a Medical Degree

The Atlantic:
Thomas Edison and the Origins of Surf Filmography

San Francisco Chronicle:
1906 San Francisco Earthquake photos

Smithsonian Magazine:
Vladimir Lenin's Return Journey to Russia Changed the World Forever

History.com:
The Secret History of the Zimmermann Telegram

Mental Floss:
Giuseppe Dosi, Italy's Famed Detective and Master of Disguise

Smithsonian Magazine:
When Hollywood Glamour Was Sold at the Local Department Store

Mental Floss:
15 Things You Might Not Know About Of Mice and Men

Smithsonian Magazine:
Why Nobody Remembers the Forefather of Forensic Science

Daily Mail:
Hitler's plans to destroy London: Rare mare map revealing Germany's WWII bombing targets is discovered after 75 years in an attic

Smithsonian Magazine:
The Fake British Radio Show That Helped Defeat the Nazis

Smithsonian Magazine:
Tootsie Rolls Were WWII Energy Bars

Forbes:
How Vesuvius Upstaged The Nazi Air Force During The Second World War

Daily Mail:
Did Hitler have a NUCLEAR BOMB? Mushroom cloud sighting in declassified US documents suggests the Nazis successfully tested a nuke before the end of World War Two

Mental Floss:
The 1956 Magic Trick That Sent BBC Viewers Into a Panic

Mental Floss:
The Highly Unusual Funeral of Lee Harvey Oswald

Smithsonian Magazine:
That Time the U.S. Government Won an Oscar

BBC News:
Jack Barsky: The KGB spy who lived the American dream

Mental Floss:
The Stories Behind 10 Dr. Seuss Books

March 3, 2017

Smithsonian Magazine:
What's Really Changed - and What Hasn't - About Getting Humans to the Moon

New Atlas:
Lockheed Martin supersonic jet hits the wind tunnel - in model form

Live Science:
Straight Out of Sci-Fi: Hoverbike 'Surfs' Through the Air in Test

BBC News:
Bringing the Soviet Union's 'flying tank' back to life

HistoryNet:
Frank Whittle and the Race for the Jet

HistoryNet:
Dragon Lady Down

HistoryNet:
The 10 Greatest Emergency Landings

March 2, 2017

Twinsburg Bulletin:
Recalling Twinsburg's bizarre UFO incident

Daily Mail:
Dashcam captures a huge meteor in Texas that was spotted over 700 miles away and created a rare sonic boom

Daily Mail:
Non-stop vomiting, claustrophobic freak-outs and the constant need to pee: Experts warn Elon Musk's mystery Moon tourists will have a rough ride

Space News:
ULA launch successfully carries NRO payload into orbit

Spaceflight Insider:
Atlas V sends classified NROL-79 payload to space

Spaceflight Now:
Atlas 5 powers covert reconnaissance payload to orbit on its 70th mission

Spaceflight Now:
NASA buys up to five more seats on future Soyuz missions

Seeker:
Risks on Mars Mean Humans Might Want to Follow Opportunity Rover's Tracks

Seeker:
In Photos: Opportunity Rover's Amazing Finds in Mars' Meridiani Planum Region

Seeker:
What Cassini's Daring Ring-Dive Around Saturn Could Tell Us About Uranus

New Scientist:
If an asteroid hit London only 3% of deaths would be from impact

March 1, 2017

Dallas Morning News:
Thunderous meteor rattles West Texas sky with sonic boom

Spaceflight Insider:
EM-1 could become Apollo 8 for the 21st century

New Atlas:
NASA's next Orion flight could be manned

Popular Science:
SpaceX wants to send two rich people to the moon by 2018

Space News:
NASA signs agreement with Boeing for Soyuz seats

China News Service:
Riding an asteroid: China's next goal in space

Daily Mail:
Man may be able to survive on Mars more easily than thought: Massive 'stingray' volcano twice the size of Everest reveals red planet's mantle contains more resources than thought

Scientific American:
Nameless No Longer: Pluto's Geography to Receive Official Titles

Feburary 28, 2017

Space News:
SpaceX announces plan for circumlunar human mission

Spaceflight Now:
SpaceX to send two private citizens around the moon and back

Spaceflight Insider:
SpaceX to fly 2 people around Moon in 2018

Spaceflight Now:
Atlas 5 rocket to provide spacelift for U.S. National Reconnaissance Office

Space News:
Virgin Galactic resumes SpaceShipTwo testing

Forbes:
Did Mars Once Have Three Moons?

New Scientist:
Voyager 1 might have seen Enceladus' icy plumes 25 years early

New Scientist:
The greatest danger asteroids pose to us is not from the impact

Feburary 27, 2017

Great Falls Tribune:
Mansch On Montana: UFO sighting still resonates

Stuff NZ:
Bright lights above NZ could have been a rocket and meteor

Spaceflight Now:
SpaceX supply ship completes journey to space station

Spaceflight Now:
Russian freighter links up with International Space Station

New Scientist:
Successful Russian launch re-paves the way to space station

Spaceflight Now:
Watch two new arrivals at the International Space Station

Spaceflight Now:
NASA studying whether to add astronauts to first launch of new super booster

Spaceflight Now:
Auto-destruct system seen as a key to ramping up launch tempos

Daily Mail:
Stunning 'ring of fire' solar eclipse plunges half a billion people into darkness in South America and Africa

Air & Space Magazine:
How Venus Could Help Us Understand the New TRAPPIST-1 Planets

Seeker:
The Search for Life in the Universe Just Got a Lot More Interesting

Daily Mail:
Take a 360-degree virtual tour of newly discovered Earth-like planet that could host alien life

WEEKEND EDITION: February 25 through February 26, 2017

Quanta Magazine:
Physicists Uncover Geometric 'Theory Space'

Forbes:
Why Do We Spend So Much Time Teaching Historical Physics?

Scientific American:
Einstein's Greatest Blunder?

Popular Science:
There are two kinds of AI, and the difference is important

Forbes:
College Student Uses Artificial Intelligence To Build A Multimillion-Dollar Legal Research Firm

Seeker:
This Delivery Robot Is Learning to Master Crosswalks

CNN:
What the faces of our robots tell us about ourselves

The Atlantic:
The 'Curious' Robots Searching for the Ocean's Secrets

Inverse:
There's a Practical Reason for This Terrifying Spider-Bot

IEEE Spectrum:
Six-Legged Robot One-Ups Nature With Faster Gait

Mysterious Universe:
Chinese Robocop Recognizes Faces and is Armed With a Taser

New Atlas:
New theory explains why the Earth's core doesn't melt

New Atlas:
Quartz at the core of Earth's magnetic field paradox

Seeker:
A Hidden Continent Dubbed 'Zealandia' May Lie Beneath New Zealand

Smithsonian Magazine:
Another El Niño Could Be On Its Way

Live Science:
What Was the First Life on Earth?

Mental Floss:
5 Extinctions That Wiped Much of Life off Planet Earth

Daily Mail:
Terrifying 6ft long carnivorous worm with huge snapping jaws swam the seas 400 million years ago

Seeker:
This Ancient Sea Monster Was a Spineless Beast

Daily Mail:
Life in Earth's oceans bounced back far more quickly than thought after world's worst mass extinction

Daily Mail:
Do not mess with turtles! 155-million-year-old fossil reveals how they evolved flexible necks to viscously attack prey

Science Magazine:
Africa's deadliest rapids give birth to new fish species

Seeker:
A 66-Year-Old Albatross Is Still Making Babies

The History Blog:
Neolithic "enigma" out of storage and on display

Seeker:
This 3,000-Year-Old Spearhead Is the 'Find of a Lifetime'

The History Blog:
Bronze Age weapons hoard found in Scotland

The History Blog:
Roman vessel hoard packed with plants found

BBC History Extra:
The Vikings at home

Smithsonian Magazine:
How 13th-Century "Mermaid Bones" Came to Be Displayed in a Japanese Temple

BBC History Extra:
Marrying for love: Edward IV and Elizabeth Woodville

Atlas Obscura:
The Enduring Mystery of the 'Fool's Cap Map of the World'

Mysterious Universe:
The Aztecs May Have Been Wiped Out by Salmonella

Mental Floss:
15 Gripping Facts About Galileo

The History Blog:
Who's a good Rembrandt? You are! Yes you are!

The History Blog:
Guercino found! Round up the usual suspects.

Mental Floss:
12 Favorite Haunts of the Founding Fathers You Can Still Visit Today

Smithsonian Magazine:
The True Friendship That Saved Abraham Lincoln's Life

BBC History Extra:
In pictures: The photographs of William Henry Fox Talbot

Smithsonian Magazine:
When Lincoln Was More a Politician Than an "Honest Abe"

BBC History Extra:
Queen Victoria's appetites

Mental Floss:
The Unsolved Murder That Fascinated 1840s New York (and Edgar Allan Poe)

Atlas Obscura:
Lady Jane Franklin, the Woman Who Fueled 19th-Century Polar Exploration

Timeline:
This ingenious slave literally mailed himself to freedom

The History Blog:
Navy posts Hunley recovery report online

The History Blog:
How to move a painting the size of football field

Timeline:
In one year, 12 trillion locusts devastated the Great Plains - and then they went extinct

Atlas Obscura:
How Sears and Montgomery Ward Changed American Shipping

Smithsonian Magazine:
The First Telephone Book Had Fifty Listings and No Numbers

Smithsonian Magazine:
The Statue of Liberty Was Once Patented

Atlas Obscura:
Remembering Nushu, the 19th-Century Chinese Script Only Women Could Write

Atlas Obscura:
The Shy Edwardian Filmmaker Who Showed Nature's Secrets to the World

BBC History Extra:
"We die like brothers": The sinking of the SS Mendi

Smithsonian Magazine:
Russia's February Revolution Was Led by Women on the March

BBC History Extra:
The world's deadliest sniper: Simo Hayah

BBC News:
Forbidden love: The WW2 letters between two men

Timeline:
During the internment, Japanese American teens created this heartbreaking scrapbook about camp life

Mental Floss:
11 Weapons That Won World War II

History Vault:
Mildred and Richard: The Love Story that Changed America

Smithsonian Magazine:
"9-1-1" Has Meant "Help, Please" For 49 Years

Atlas Obscura:
When the NSA Feared Psychics Could Make Cities Lost in Time and Space

Smithsonian Magazine:
The Pioneer of Graphic Adventure Games Was a Woman

New Atlas:
Pictorial: Retromobile 2017

Atlas Obscura:
Six Stories of Stunning Passports From Countries That No Longer Exist

Atlas Obscura:
A French Roadside Diner Accidentally Got a Michelin Star

Mental Floss:
10 Towering Facts About Giant Sequoias

February 24, 2017

New Atlas:
Project Loon's internet balloons form stratospheric clusters for targeted delivery

New Atlas:
Sky-Hopper: Another manned multirotor project to watch

Daily Mail:
Start-up unveils the world's first HOVERBIKE that they claim is so simple to fly you don't need any experience before taking to the sky

Aviation Week:
Aviation Week's Warning and the Founding of NASA Langley

New Atlas:
Flight of the Blackbird: The how, what and why of the incredible SR-71

Seeker:
John Glenn's Orbital Mission Tested the Mysteries of the Human Body in Space

Air & Space Magazine:
Apollo 11 Moonship To Go On Tour

February 23, 2017

Daily Mail:
FOUND: The star system with SEVEN Earth-like planets - three of which could support alien life - just 39 light years away

The Verge:
This solar system of seven Earth-sized planets may be the best place to look for alien life

Spaceflight Now:
SpaceX waves off space station cargo delivery for a day

Spaceflight Now:
Don't miss this spectacular video of 104 satellites deployed in space

Seeker:
This Is the First Privately Commissioned 3D-Printed Object Made in Space

Seeker:
Small Satellite Rocket Booster Arrives at New Zealand's First Launch Site

New Scientist:
Mars might already be building rings from its moons

SyFy Wire - Bad Astronomy:
KaBLAM! A small asteroid carved out one of the youngest craters on Mars

New Scientist:
Far-off asteroid caught cohabiting with Uranus around the sun

New Scientist:
The upstart asteroid who showed rings are for everybody

Quartz:
How a failed Japanese space mission lucked into catching a comet

Ars Technica:
The long wait to send a probe to Pluto, and what we've found

Daily Mail:
Planet Nine breakthrough as astronomers find asteroids that may have been victims of a 'smash and grab' by mysterious body

February 22, 2017

Champaign-Urbana News-Gazette:
Whatever happened to ... UFO sightings

NorthEscambia.com:
Unexplained Fireball, Boom Rattle Residents

WKRG-TV:
Update: NASA Confirms Meteor Seen Across South Alabama

Discover Magazine:
What Does a Meteor Sound Like?

Daily Mail:
Touchdown! The incredible moment Elon Musk's SpaceX rocket lands back at Cape Canaveral after delivering supplies to the International Space Station

Spaceflight Now:
Soyuz booster rolled out to snowy Baikonur launch pad

Popular Science:
Juno spacecraft gives up, decides to take the long way around Jupiter

Universe Today:
Juno Will Get No Closer To Jupiter Due To Engine Troubles

Spaceflight Now:
NASA's Juno spacecraft to remain in current orbit around Jupiter

Universe Today:
How Long is a Year on Mercury?

Seeker:
Mars Life Could Lurk Within These Salty Streaks

Universe Today:
A Region On Mars With Recent Water Is About To Get Major Attention

New Scientist:
Dwarf planet Ceres hosts home-grown organic material

Seeker:
Organic Material Discovery Suggests Life Could Exist on Dwarf Planet Ceres

Peoria Journal Star:
Nick in the AM: When a meteor landed near Glasford

February 21, 2017

Popular Science:
SpaceX rocket lifts off from historic Apollo 11 launchpad

Seeker:
SpaceX Rocket Puts Historic NASA Launch Pad Back in Business

Spaceflight Now:
Historic launch pad back in service with thundering blastoff by SpaceX

Space News:
Falcon 9 lifts off on first mission from Kennedy Space Center pad

Spaceflight Now:
Reconnaissance payload mounted atop Atlas 5 for California launch in two weeks

Seeker:
Europe's Mars Mission Is About to 'Surf' the Red Planet's Atmosphere

Science Magazine:
On the birthday of Pluto's discovery, Science takes a look back on the dwarf planet's long, strange history

Real Clear Science:
The Mystery of Sedna: The Solar System's Icy Oddball World

PRESIDENTS' DAY WEEKEND EDITION: February 18 through February 20, 2017

Daily Galaxy:
LIGO's Gravitational Waves May Point to a Universe Beyond

Quanta Magazine:
Experiment Reaffirms Quantum Weirdness

Forbes:
Quantized Inertia, Dark Matter, The EMDrive And How To Do Science Wrong

Financial Times:
Forever changes: the quest to unlock the mysteries of time

Quanta Magazine:
A Fight to Fix Geometry's Foundations

Houston Chronicle:
Terrifyingly, Google's Artificial Intelligence acts aggressive when cornered

Popular Science:
Watch a snake robot wriggle through a Norwegian fjord

Wired:
The Cute Robot That Follows You Around and Schleps All Your Stuff

Daily Mail:
Meet Cassie, the crouching 'ostrich' robot that could soon be delivering your packages

New Scientist:
Science Museum's Robots: Who is really pulling the strings?

Astrobiology Magazine:
Older than the moon

Business Insider:
These 3-billion-year-old crystals deep inside an underwater volcano could be from an ancient continent

National Geographic Australia:
Is Zealandia Really The 8th Continent?

Astrobiology Magazine:
Oxygen Increased When Earth Was Covered in Ice

The Guardian:
Why the sublime violence of volcanoes will never lie dormant

Daily Mail:
The fangs of the first killer bite: Dog sized mammal that lived 100 million years before snakes was the first animal to use venom

Daily Mail:
Revealed: 250 million-year-old fossil of crocodile ancestor shows first ever evidence of live birth in an animal thought ONLY to lay eggs

Daily Mail:
Did a DOUBLE plume of magma wipe out the dinosaurs? Experts suggest a new theory for the historic mass extinction 65 million years ago

New Atlas:
Tarantulas show their true-blue colors

Science Magazine:
Watch the world's most elusive boa snake out of a Brazilian forest

Daily Mail:
Does King Tutankhamun's tomb hold Queen Nefertiti's remains? New scans could reveal secret burial chambers hidden for 3,300 years

Seeker:
3,000-Year-Old Child Footprints Found at Site of Ancient Egyptian Palace

New Atlas:
Archaeologists uncover first Dead Sea Scrolls cave in 60 years

The History Blog:
The Legacy of Ancient Palmyra online

The History Blog:
Odd animal burials found under Shrewsbury church

The History Blog:
Large Roman mosaic floor found in Leicester

Daily Mail:
Revealed: VIP Viking warrior found buried on the Scottish coast with a wealth of tools could be a WOMAN

Flashbak:
The Universalis Cosmographia (1507): The First Time America Was Named On A Map

Mental Floss:
Are These the Skeletons of the First European Colonists in the U.S.?

The History Blog:
Science reveals Selden Map's secrets

Smithsonian Magazine:
Eight Secrets of the Taj Mahal

Mental Floss:
The Bitter Race to Publish America's First Magazine

Smithsonian Magazine:
Newly Discovered Photo May Depict a Younger Harriet Tubman

The History Blog:
New Harriet Tubman photo found in 1860s album

Mental Floss:
Robert Smalls: The Slave Who Stole a Confederate Warship and Became a Congressman

The History Blog:
Stolen Van Goghs on display before going home

Smithsonian Magazine:
Rare Photographs Could Show Paul Gauguin in Tahiti

Mental Floss:
Retrobituaries: Lincoln Perry, the First African American Movie Star

BBC History Extra:
The fall of France: Hitler's greatest gamble

Smithsonian Magazine:
The Complicated Racial Politics of Going "Undercover" to Report on the Jim Crow South

Flashbak:
Making Globes In 1955

New Atlas:
10 highlights at this week's Paris collectible car auctions

New Atlas:
1930 Bugatti Type 52 children's car sells for $99,000

New Atlas:
"Q" gadgets from WWII up for auction

Smithsonian Magazine:
These Photos Show Just How Colossal the World's Tallest Sandcastle Is

February 17, 2017

Daily Mail:
Is this the first 'real' flying car? Orders open for $400,000 Pal-V that can hit 112mph on land AND in the air

New Atlas:
PAL-V flying three-wheeler being prepped for take off

Daily Mail:
The driverless MEGADRONE big enough to carry a passenger could be flying around Dubai in July

Daily Mail:
The 'flying bum' is back! Giant airship gets ahead to fly again following embarrassing crash

BBC History Extra:
James Sadler: From pastry cook to first English aeronaut

New Atlas:
The last Concorde makes its final journey

Daily Mail:
Stargazer was left baffled after he spotted a 'UFO' crossing the moon during a lunar eclipse - but it turned out to be one of Google's BALLOONS

February 16, 2017

Daily Mail:
The 'Dungeons and Dragons' asteroid: NASA spots object with strange shape that resembles the game's dice

Spaceflight Now:
India lofts a record 104 spacecraft on a single rocket

Space News:
SpaceX delays next Iridium launch two months

Popular Science:
NASA wants to put astronauts on the very first launch of its new mega-rocket

Space News:
NASA to study launching astronauts on first SLS mission

Ars Technica:
We finally have a computer that can survive the surface of Venus

Daily Mail:
The world's toughest computer could be sent to VENUS in 2025: Machine can withstand temperatures of 480°C

Seeker:
Mars Rover Curiosity's Drill Malfunction Puts Organics Hunt at Risk

Scientific American:
New Study Pins Down Jupiter's Birthday

Popular Science:
NASA has an unusually bold plan to find life on Europa

Popular Science:
Here's what NASA's Europa lander could look like

Bad Astronomy:
Does Earth have a Trojan horde?

February 15, 2017

SFist:
Mysterious Lights In California Sky Early Tuesday Were Just An Unarmed Missile Test

Ars Technica:
The Air Force's secretive X-37B space plane may - or may not - be about to land

Space News:
The X-37 isn't landing just yet

Spaceflight Now:
No imminent X-37B landing planned

Daily Mail:
NASA to join forces with the European Space Agency for historic manned mission around the moon in 2021 - the first time humans have left low orbit since 1972

Seeker:
Mars 2020 Could Return to Where NASA's Spirit Rover Roamed

Seeker:
Watch a Stunning Video of Jupiter's Swirling Clouds Made by Amateur Astronomers

Universe Today:
This Is The Highest Resolution Image Of Europa We Have ... For Now

Stuff NZ:
Astronomers discover 114 new planets

Daily Mail:
Astronomers find SIXTY new planets orbiting stars near our solar system - and say some 'could be like Earth'

New Atlas:
Potentially habitable exoplanets may not be so habitable after all

February 14, 2017

Daily Mail:
Astronomers spot asteroid bigger than the Empire State Building that they say could crash into the Earth

Daily Mail:
Forget Google Maps, radical swarm of 148 mini satellites set to capture a 50-trillion-pixel image of Earth DAILY following Valentine's Day launch

Seeker:
SpaceX Falcon 9 Starts Its Engines for the First Time at Historic Launch Pad

Spaceflight Now:
Scientists narrow list of landing sites for NASA's next Mars rover

Seeker:
Mercury's Water Ice Deposits Have a Mysterious Origin

Universe Today:
Watch the Curiosity Rover Roll Across Mars' Surface

Mysterious Universe:
Curiosity Rover Discovers Ancient Mars Mystery

Seeker:
Mars Was Recently Hit by a Meteorite 'Shotgun' Blast

New Scientist:
Primitive plants survive almost two years in outer space

February 13, 2017

Daily Mail:
The extraordinary story of the entire class who claimed to have spotted a 40ft-long UFO in a field near their school 40 years ago... and how mystery still surrounds the sighting

I4U News:
Hubble Discovers A Comet 100,000 Times Bigger Than Halley's

Universe Today:
SpaceX Falcon 9 Breaths First Fire at KSC Pad 39A - Successful Static Fire Test Paves Path to Feb. 18 ISS Launch

Spaceflight Now:
Teams practice for Cape Canaveral's first launch of Minotaur 4 rocket

Seeker:
Blue Origin Prepares to Build Its Florida Rocket Launch Complex

New Scientist:
NASA wants to put a lander on Europa's surface to look for life

New Scientist:
Magnetic meteorites narrow down solar system's birthdate

Universe Today:
Meet Asteroid 2017 BQ6 - A Giant, Spinning Brick

WEEKEND EDITION: February 11 through February 12, 2017

Ars Technica:
Universe neither confirms nor denies its holographic nature

New Scientist:
Mapping the multiverse: How far away is your parallel self?

Science Friday:
Why the Multiverse Isn't Just Madness

Popular Mechanics:
This Walking Robot Might Be Your New UPS Driver

Los Angeles Times:
As bee populations dwindle, robot bees may pick up some of their pollination slack

The Guardian:
Robots exhibition at the Science Museum, London in pictures

Daily Mail:
The shocking animation that reveals how a massive Antarctic crack has grown 17 miles in the last two MONTHS - and experts say it is now 'inevitable' it will create one of the biggest icebergs ever seen

Daily Mail:
Were Massive landslide '30 times the volume of Ayers rock' hit the Great Barrier Reef 300,000 years ago: Researchers find vast debris field and giant hills on the seabed

Daily Mail:
What happened to the sun over 7,000 years ago? Tree rings reveal mysterious magnetic 'solar event'

Seeker:
Carnivorous Plants Craved Meat Before They Could Digest It

Daily Mail:
Were WAVES to blame for the Great Dying? Researchers say shoaling 252 million years ago may have stirred up chemicals on the sea floor that killed off 90% of life on the planet

The Guardian:
Giant winged Transylvanian predators could have eaten dinosaurs

Science News:
Some lucky birds escaped dino doomsday

Atlas Obscura:
The Unlikely Comeback of New Zealand's Weirdest 'Living Fossil'

Seeker:
Ancient Sheepdog Breed Returns to Romanian Landscape to Fend Off Wolves

Ars Technica:
38,000-year-old carving includes enigmatic "punctuation" pattern

Ars Technica:
Dramatic new discoveries illuminate the lost Indus civilization

Mental Floss:
15 Facts About 'Portraits of the Duke and Duchess of Urbino'

Atlas Obscura:
Found: A Crucial Map of Tokyo's Ancient Edo Castle, Which Was Ready for War

Mental Floss:
The 392-Year-Old Bonsai That Survived Hiroshima

BBC History Extra:
A king without a crown: James II's years in exile

Mental Floss:
After 400 Years, This Forgotten Master Painter Is Getting Her First Solo Show

Mental Floss:
Retrobituaries: Benjamin Banneker, the African-American Mathematician Who May Have Saved Washington, D.C.

Smithsonian Magazine:
The Soprano Who Upended Americans' Racist Stereotypes About Who Could Sing Opera

Mental Floss:
The 12-Year-Old Who Fought In the Civil War

New York Times:
A Rediscovered Mark Twain Fairy Tale Is Coming Soon

Atlas Obscura:
Marie Duval, the Pioneering 19th-Century Cartoonist That History Forgot

Mental Floss:
15 Things You Didn't Know About Renoir's 'Luncheon of the Boating Party'

Mental Floss:
The International Distress Signal That Predates 'SOS'

Timeline:
Madam C.J. Walker wasn't just a positive force for African Americans. She also pioneered global black activism

Mental Floss:
15 Facts for Norman Rockwell's Birthday

Smithsonian Magazine:
The "Scandalous" Quarter Protest That Wasn't

Atlas Obscura:
How We Forgot the Bobbed Haired Bandit

Smithsonian Magazine:
The Brief 1930s Craze for 'Tom Thumb Golf'

Atlas Obscura:
The Little-Known Passport That Protected 450,000 Refugees

Mental Floss:
The World's First Emergency Phone Number

Timeline:
The heyday of American Nazism was led by a prize-winning Hollywood screenwriter

Mental Floss:
12 Facts About Frank Lloyd Wright's Fallingwater

Flashbak:
The Greyhound Bus Terminal, Washington DC: April 1941

Atlas Obscura:
The Curious Curriculum of the 1950s Red Cross 'Bride Schools'

Atlas Obscura:
Watch the Dramatic Ad That Introduced the First Remote-Control Color TV

Mental Floss:
15 Things You Might Not Know About 'Dr. Strangelove'

Timeline:
This feminist single mom invented the phone sex business in the 1970s

Timeline:
Historic photos from the glory days of Britain's illegal rave movement

New Atlas:
The Volkswagen Bug becomes an unlikely auction hero

New Atlas:
Top 150 sales from the 2017 Las Vegas Motorcycle auctions

The Guardian:
Unbuilt Los Angeles: the city that might have been - in pictures

February 10, 2017

Daily Mail:
A taxi drone of your own: Jetpack builder reveals radical six rotor personal flying car

Daily Mail:
Russia reveals massive 'groundskimmer' cargo plane to carry heavy loads that will fly just 10 FEET above the ground and sea

Smithsonian Magazine:
A Picture History of One of the World's Greatest Hot Air Balloons

Daily Mail:
The last airworthy Vulcan nuclear bomber is STUCK in 'hibernation' while its owners scramble to raise funds to restore it to its Cold War glory

Ars Technica:
That time a monkey flew to the edge of space and then smashed into a destroyer

Mental Floss:
On This Day in 1971, Apollo 14 Golfers Arrived on the Moon

Mental Floss:
The Apollo Astronaut Who Was Allergic to the Moon

Daily Mail:
The golden era of Nasa's space race with Soviet Russia is brought back to life in stunning colourised images

Timeline:
Before photographs, these amazing illustrations showed us what deep space looks like

February 9, 2017

Seeker:
A Strange Green Comet Is Heading Our Way

Universe Today:
See a Flirtatious Lunar Eclipse This Friday Night

Smithsonian Magazine:
A Comet, Eclipse and a Full Moon Will Light Up the Skies Friday Night

CBS News:
Closest comet in decades to share sky with lunar eclipse this weekend

Spaceflight Insider:
First SpaceX flight from Launch Complex 39A slated for Feb. 18

Space News:
SpaceX plans to launch every two or three weeks once Florida pad is running

Ars Technica:
The International Space Station will get a new, private airlock in 2019

Seeker:
Mercury's Water Ice Deposits Have a Mysterious Origin

Universe Today:
How Long is a Day on Venus?

Astrobiology Magazine:
NASA's Curiosity Rover Sharpens Paradox of Ancient Mars

Seeker:
Mars Was Recently Hit by a Meteorite 'Shotgun' Blast

Seeker:
Saturn Could Be Defending Earth From Massive Asteroid Impacts

Chicago Reader:
The fireball that fell into Lake Michigan on Monday was not just a metaphor

Chicago Tribune:
When a meteor hit: Millions of years ago in Des Plaines

Forbes:
According To NASA An Asteroid Nearly Struck The Earth In January [Infographic]

BBC News:
What is the difference between a meteor and an asteroid?

February 8, 2017

New York Times:
Meteor Puts on a Light Show Over Midwest, and for the Cameras

Seeker:
Blazing 600-Pound Meteor Streaks Over Milwaukee

New Scientist:
Space junk collector burns up after hitting snag in first test

Spaceflight Now:
ULA's navy delivers rocket that will launch supplies to the space station

Daily Mail:
Boeing reveals its ISS 'space taxi' will use over 600 3D-printed parts when it blasts off next year

Spaceflight Insider:
New Horizons performs course correction on path toward second target

Universe Today:
What is the Weather like on Mars?

Seeker:
NASA's Rover Curiosity Reveals Something Weird About Mars' Ancient Atmosphere

Daily Mail:
Martian life mystery deepens as Curiosity rover finds early atmosphere did NOT have enough carbon dioxide to warm the planet and create lakes

Daily Mail:
Ceres' vanishing ice volcanoes: Dwarf planet may have had 'cryovolcanoes' millions of years ago that flattened out over time, leaving just one behind

Spaceflight Insider:
Pluto's red regions may have been created by Charon-forming impact

Astrobiology Magazine:
Possibility of Silicon-Based Life Grows

February 7, 2017

Mental Floss:
A Fireball Landed in Lake Michigan This Morning

Popular Mechanics:
Huge Fireball Meteor Lights Up Sky Over Illinois

Chicago Tribune:
College of Lake County captures footage of meteor flashing across night sky

Wisconsin State Journal:
Meteor that lit up Wisconsin sky no bigger than a basketball

Popular Science:
Rocket problems may delay SpaceX's first crewed launches

Spaceflight Now:
Japanese cargo ship ends mission after space debris experiment flounders

Spaceflight Insider:
Japan's Kounotori 6 re-enters Earth's atmosphere

Space News:
Launch woes diminish demand for small satellites

Seeker:
Here's What Mars' Amazing Polar Ice Cap Swirls Look Like From Above

Daily Mail:
The strange 'ice cream swirls' at the Martian north pole: ESA reveals incredible images of giant troughs on the red planet

Spaceflight Now:
Juno dives over Jupiter's cloud tops with main engine still offline

Universe Today:
Juno Buzzes Jupiter a mere 4,300 Km's above the Cloud Tops

Universe Today:
Meteorite Confirms 2 Billion Years of Volcanic Activity on Mars

Daily Mail:
Volcanoes erupted on Mars for 2 BILLION years: Meteorite study confirms Mars had the longest-lived volcanoes in the solar system

February 6, 2017

BBC News:
Broad Haven UFO sightings marked 40 years on

WWMT-TV:
Meteor seen over West Michigan Monday morning

WISN Milwaukee:
Meteor lights up morning sky across Wisconsin

WGBA-TV:
NWS: Meteor spotted in sky across Wisconsin

Spaceflight Now:
SpaceX rocket tagged for reuse test-fired in Texas

Universe Today:
Used SpaceX Booster Set for Historic 1st Reflight is Test Fired in Texas

Spaceflight Now:
Russia recalls rocket engines, grounding Proton missions until spring

News.com Australia:
When will 2016 WF9 hit Earth, how close did 2017 BS32 get and could a meteor strike destroy the planet?

WEEKEND EDITION: February 4 through February 5, 2017

Gizmodo:
What Was Our Universe Like Before the Big Bang?

Daily Mail:
Are we living in a HOLOGRAM? Physicists say they have 'substantial evidence' our universe is an illusion

Daily Mail:
Could wormhole tunnels really take us to another galaxy? Expert claims it IS possible (but very unlikely)

Seeker:
Hubble's Spacetime Warps Confirm That the Universe Is Expanding Far Faster Than Expected

Gizmodo:
Leaked Video Reveals New Boston Dynamics Robot That Can Perform Amazing Stunts on Two Wheels

New Atlas:
Reptilian robot spies infiltrate the animal kingdom

Daily Mail:
Can you spot the robots? They're the hi-tech stars of a hit BBC wildlife series. And they're so lifelike real animals tried to seduce them!

Gizmodo:
10 Incredible Robots That Are Inspiring Us to Build the First Artificial Human

Daily Mail:
The 'cosmic origins' periodic table that reveals where every element came from

New Scientist:
Earth's water must have arrived here earlier than we thought

New Scientist:
Planet Earth makes its own water from scratch deep in the mantle

Daily Mail:
Low levels of oxygen in Earth's middle ages delayed evolution for 2 BILLION years

Astrobilogy Magazine:
The making of Antarctica

Seeker:
A 'Lost Continent' Has Been Found Under the Island of Mauritius

Stuff NZ:
"Striking" new images show impact of Kaikoura earthquake on the sea floor

Stuff NZ:
Underwater volcano erupting near Tonga

Universe Today:
What is a Butte?

Seeker:
This Bag-Like Sea Creature Was Our Earliest Ancestor

Seeker:
Ancient Insect Found in Amber Is Literally One of a Kind

Seeker:
Transylvania Pterosaur Was the Top Predator on Its Prehistoric Island Home

The History Blog:
38,000-year-old aurochs engraving found in France

BBC History Extra:
The truth about ancient Egypt

BBC History Extra:
Love, sex and marriage in ancient Egypt

BBC History Extra:
8 ancient Egyptian gods and goddesses that you (probably) didn't know about

BBC History Extra:
Seeking eternity: 5,000 years of ancient Egyptian burial

The History Blog:
3,500-year-old jewelry workshop illuminates dark age

Daily Mail:
Were ancient Egyptian scribes inspired by BABOONS? 3,000-year-old tomb of 'renowned' Royal artist was decorated with carvings of apes

The History Blog:
Fragments found of Amenhotep II box

Daily Mail:
Alexander the Great's last will and testament may have been found 'hiding in plain sight' 2,000 years after his death

The History Blog:
Last coins excavated from huge Jersey Celtic hoard

The History Blog:
Rare Han treasures at San Francisco's Asian Art Museum

The History Blog:
Well-preserved Roman shipwreck found off Mallorca

The History Blog:
Ancient skeleton found with tongue replaced by stone

BBC History Extra:
5 things you (probably) didn't know about the Dark Ages

Daily Mail:
Amateur treasure hunter discovers priceless 1,500-year-old jewellery next to a human rib in a field in Kent

The History Blog:
Ashmolean secures Alfred the Great hoard

The History Blog:
Is this 1,000-year-old tomb a famous Viking chief's?

The History Blog:
17th c. letters found in Knole House attic

Timeline:
Clara the Indian rhinoceros stunned audiences across Europe in the 1700s

The History Blog:
18th c. pagoda clock automaton enchants at auction

Smithsonian Magazine:
The Royal Archives Reveals the Hidden Genius Behind George III's "Madness"

The History Blog:
George Washington's field tent stands again

The Guardian:
Queen Charlotte's last surviving dress goes on display in Bath

BBC History Extra:
The French ballerina who became wealthier than Queen Victoria

Smithsonian Magazine:
How Beatrix Potter Invented Character Merchandising

The History Blog:
Italy's greatest detective and master of disguise

Timeline:
These photos show what everyday life under fascism looked like

Smithsonian Magazine:
During World War II, the U.S. Saw Italian-Americans as a Threat to Homeland Security

Timeline:
These rebellious teens resisted the Nazis by beating up Hitler Youth, and some paid with their lives

Timeline:
These pictures show how cozy fallout shelters were perfect for the 1950s nuclear family

Timeline:
This 1967 classroom experiment proved how easy it was for Americans to become Nazis

Timeline:
In 1983, two pilots miraculously landed a jumbo jet with no fuel from 40,000 feet

Timeline:
When the Mac was introduced 33 years ago, people thought graphical user interfaces were a real problem

Timeline:
Soviet Style '86: Russian Fashion from the Year of Chernobyl

Daily Mail:
Return of film photography: Kodak is bringing back the iconic Ektachrome format due to 'overwhelming' demand

New Atlas:
In pictures: John Gee's extraordinary Antique Motorcycles collection

New Atlas:
Surprises galore at Scottsdale Classic Car Auctions

Smithsonian Magazine:
The Story of the Astrolabe, the Original Smartphone

February 3, 2017

Seeker:
Remote-Controlled Cyborg Dragonflies Will Be Flown Like Drones

Daily Mail:
Meet the BATBOT: Researchers reveal ultralight drone they say can fly circles around other craft

Scientific American:
The Story of NASA's Real "Hidden Figures"

Spaceflight History:
Early Apollo Mission to a Lunar Wrinkle Ridge (1968)

Spaceflight History:
As Gemini Was to an Apollo Lunar Landing by 1970, So Apollo Would Be to a Permanent Lunar Base in 1980 (1968)

Gizmodo:
The Secret History of the First Cat in Space

Popular Science:
Without Apollo 1, we might have never made it to the moon

February 2, 2017

C|Net:
Asteroid attack? Astronomers ponder fourth close pass of 2017

Astronomy Magazine:
A newly discovered asteroid is zipping between Earth and the Moon tomorrow

Extreme Tech:
Asteroid discovered hours before it passes between Earth and moon

Daily Mail:
The first private space station: Axiom to blast commercial module to the ISS in 2020 - then use it to create its own orbiting outpost (and will offer week long stays for tourists)

New Scientist:
Oxygen ions sent from Earth have been spotted on the moon

Seeker:
Meteorite Reveals Mars Had Active Volcanoes Two Billion Years Ago

Seeker:
On Mars, Life Could Be Hiding Under the Rocks

Seeker:
Sending Mars Rovers on a 'Walkabout' Could Boost Their Science Output

Seeker:
Cassini Reveals Breathtaking New Views of Saturn's Beautifully Complex Rings

New Atlas:
Video: Step into a spacewalker's shoes as he mends the ISS

February 1, 2017

Seeker:
A Japanese Space Junk Removal Experiment Has Failed in Orbit

Spaceflight Insider:
Russian Progress MS-03 departs International Space Station

Space News:
SpaceX shuffles launch schedule for Falcon 9

Space News:
Technical risks threaten to delay Mars 2020 mission

Space News:
Proton launches delayed until mid-May

Astrobiology Magazine:
Similar-Looking Ridges on Mars Have Diverse Origins

Seeker:
Tiny Spacecraft Sees Water at Rosetta's Comet While Stranded in Solar Orbit

Spaceflight Now:
Cassini offers best-ever view of Saturn's rings

Stuff NZ:
A 466 million-year-old space collision is still raining shrapnel down on Earth

January 31, 2017

Gizmodo:
Lost Japanese Spacecraft Has Made a Key Measurement on Rosetta's Comet

Space News:
Defective engines may ground Russia's Proton rocket for months

Spaceflight Now:
NASA resumes JWST vibration testing

Seeker:
A Private Space Station Might Be Born From the ISS

Seeker:
Boeing Unveils Lighter, Snazzy Spacesuit for Space Taxi Astronauts

Seeker:
'Alien' Life Could Exist High in Earth's Atmosphere

Seeker:
Finding Alien Life Could Be a Simple Chemistry Test Away

January 30, 2017

Daily Mail:
The undercover return of the space shuttle: Dream Chaser mini 'space taxi' arrives at Edwards Air Force Base ahead of 2019 missions to the International Space Station

Spaceflight Insider:
Next SpaceX launch may be one of the last expendable F9 boosters

Seeker:
SpaceX Delays First Flight From NASA Shuttle Launch Pad

Spaceflight Insider:
Japan's Kounotori 6 leaves ISS, readies tether experiment

Daily Mail:
NASA displays Apollo 1 capsule hatch 50 years after fatal fire that killed Gus Grissom, Ed White and Roger Chaffee as Buzz Aldrin leads tributes with emotional tweet about 'my best friend'

WEEKEND EDITION: January 28 through January 29, 2017

New York Review of Books:
The Trouble with Quantum Mechanics

Ars Technica:
A fountain of ammonia to look for holes in the Standard Model

Forbes:
What Was The Worst Mistake Ever Made In Theoretical Physics?

Air & Space Magazine:
The Pipeline That Measured the Speed of Light

Forbes:
The Humble Logarithm

Gizmodo:
A Quick Animated History of Why We Use the Numbers We Use

New Scientist:
AI agony aunt learns to dole out relationship advice online

IEEE Spectrum:
Hebocon: The Best Worst Robot Competition

Engadget:
Humanoid beer-and-pizza-fetching robot is charmingly retro

New York Times:
How to Make America's Robots Great Again

Daily Mail:
Early Earth was scarred by massive chunks of failed planets 4 billion years ago, astronomers find

Daily Mail:
Where Earth got its meteorites: Study reveals 'megaexplosion' of two giant asteroids 466 million years ago that showered our planet with space rocks

Popular Science:
Today's rarest space rocks were once common clods

Forbes:
Scientists Suspect 2015 Earthquake Caused Mount Everest To Shrink

Alaska Native News:
Sleuthing the Site of a Century-Old Earthquake

Seattle Post-Intelligencer:
A look at the Northwest earthquake that shook the world

Seattle Times:
Washington's 30-year earthquake drill for the 'Big One': Order studies. Ignore them. Repeat.

Temblor:
San Francisco at risk from Seawall damage in a major earthquake

Inverse:
The Rising Danger of Human-Caused Earthquakes

Forbes:
Volcanic Eruptions Changed Climate And History, But It's Complicated

Los Angeles Times:
Hawaii as you've never seen it before: a spectacular time-lapse of the lava flow from the Kilauea volcano

Stuff NZ:
Roger Hanson: A menace waking up after a century of slumber

Smithsonian Magazine:
A Mystery of Hiding Orchids, Solved

Christian Post:
Rare Fossilized Footprints Belonging to Nightmarish Dinosaur Found in Canada

Seeker:
Lizard Fossil in Montana Reveals a New Dino-Era Species

Gizmodo:
Flying Cretaceous Monster Ate Dinosaurs For Breakfast

Ars Technica:
Red panda and giant panda genomes show convergent evolution

Smithsonian Magazine:
You Wouldn't Want to Cuddle This Giant Prehistoric Otter With a Crushing Bite

Daily Mail:
From 25-foot-long lizards to 2-ton wombats, more than 85% of Australia's large wildlife died out 45,000 years ago - and humans were to blame

ABC Australia:
Scans reveal how the Tasmanian tiger's brain was wired to kill

New Scientist:
Antelope revived in Sahara years after going extinct in the wild

National Geographic:
Standing Tall: Egypt's Great Pyramids

BBC History Extra:
8 things you (probably) didn't know about Tutankhamun

The History Blog:
Update on the Celtic Princess of the Danube

Daily Mail:
Social instability, warfare and political crises killed off Mayan civilization TWICE, archaeologists reveal

The History Blog:
Last coins excavated from huge Jersey Celtic hoard

The History Blog:
From the annals of there's no accounting for taste

National Geographic:
Standing Tall: Egypt's Great Pyramids

Live Science:
Lost Dark Ages Fort Found in Scotland

Daily Mail:
Ruins discovered near Sea of Galilee could be rare medieval synagogue

Daily Mail:
The hidden patterns of America's first temples: Ancient Pueblo people built geometric structures despite having no written language or number system

The History Blog:
Medieval horse skull found at Colosseum

Mental Floss:
Ben Franklin's First Print Job on Display at the University of Pennsylvania

Smithsonian Magazine:
What the First European to Visit Hawaii Thought About Surfers

Smithsonian Magazine:
Why America Has a "President" Instead of an "Exalted Highness"

Mental Floss:
Did William Henry Harrison Really Die of Pneumonia?

Mental Floss:
5 Things You Didn't Know About Edgar Allan Poe

Timeline:
The first women's magazine started with poetry and temperance, but got radical real quick

Mental Floss:
The Mysterious Disappearance and Reappearance of Roger Tichborne

Mental Floss:
The Top-Secret Inauguration of Rutherford B. Hayes

Mental Floss:
Retrobituaries: Nellie Bly, Rabblerouser and Pioneer of Investigative Journalism

Mental Floss:
Marie Connolly Owens, America's First Female Police Officer

Smithsonian Magazine:
Where We Got the Term "Banana Republic"

Mental Floss:
As German Bombs Fell on Paris, Marie Curie Decided to Go to War

Mental Floss:
The Bold Van Buren Sisters, Who Blazed a Trail Across America

Atlas Obscura:
In Pre-WWII Berlin, the Shape of Your Roof Was a Highly Political Decision

Atlas Obscura:
A Tour of Al Capone's 'Killer' Cadillac, Which Once Terrorized Chicago Streets

Mental Floss:
The Hidden Room Behind Mount Rushmore

Smithsonian Magazine:
To Bear Witness to Japanese Internment, One Artist Self-Deported Himself to the WWII Camps

History.com:
How "Tokyo Rose" Became WWII's Most Notorious Propagandist

Smithsonian Magazine:
Iva d'Aquino Toguri Remains the Only U.S. Citizen Convicted of Treason Who Has Ever Been Pardoned

Mental Floss:
What's the Story Behind This Superman Comic?

Smithsonian Magazine:
Who Was the Poe Toaster? We Still Have No Idea

Ars Technica:
A really obscure forgotten audio format: "Talking rubber"

Daily Mail:
A spy's eye view of Russia: Never-seen-before pictures of Stalin-era USSR taken by a US Army Major deported for espionage

Timeline:
This unheralded woman actually organized the Montgomery bus boycott

Timeline:
Lesbians battled for their place in 1960s feminism

Longreads:
In 1971, the People Didn't Just March on Washington - They Shut It Down

Mental Floss:
12 Facts About Shirley Chisholm, The First African-American to Run For President

Forbes:
Titanic Wreck Still Fascinates, Even After 105 Years

Forbes:
Titanic Speaks To Oceanographer Who Found Wreck At Bottom Of The Atlantic

Mental Floss:
14 Facts About 'Where's Waldo?'

New Atlas:
How the Volkswagen Kombi became a family heirloom

Ars Technica:
How I turned a traffic ticket into the constitutional trial of the century

January 27, 2017

Universe Today:
What is the Alcubierre "Warp" Drive?

Air & Space Magazine:
Baby Boom: A Concorde for the 21st Century?

Seeker:
The U.S. Army's Hoverbike Takes to the Air

Air & Space Magazine:
Lost Photographs of the Great War

Daily Mail:
Historic Lancaster bomber will be taken apart piece by piece and painstakingly restored in a £3.5million project to get it flying again by 2020

Air & Space Magazine:
We Fly the Last Electra Juniors

Atlas Obscura:
The Female Space Sculptor Who Designed the Earliest Space and Aviation Helmets

Spaceflight History:
Electricity from Space: The 1970s DOE/NASA Solar Power Satellite Studies

Spaceflight History:
Robot Rendezvous at Hadley Rille (1968)

Ars Technica:
The hell of Apollo 1: Pure oxygen, a single spark, and death in 17 seconds

January 26, 2017

Spaceflight Now:
China sets November launch for lunar sample return mission

Popular Science:
To get a man on the moon, China's program takes cues from the Apollo lunar lander

Daily Mail:
NASA'S astronauts get their first (virtual) ride in Orion: Training simulations of the capsule that could take man to Mars begin

Seeker:
Here's Why Venus' Mysterious Atmosphere Is so Weird

Astrobiology Magazine:
Bursts of methane may have warmed early Mars

Daily Mail:
Mystery of Ceres deepens: Material on the dwarf planet's surface is not what scientists expected

Slate - Bad Astronomy:
Juno Makes Another Pass at Jupiter

Spaceflight Now:
New Horizons to continue mission of discovery with Kuiper Belt encounter

Daily Mail:
Is there a 'water-rich' alien world lurking nearby? Earth-like planet just 39 light years away has a thick atmosphere

January 25, 2017

Daily Mail:
The 'Rerun' asteroid set to pass between Earth and the moon TONIGHT

Exeter Express & Echo:
Bright green 'fireball' lights up skies over Exeter

Wired:
A Brilliant Green Meteor Lights Up India's 'Sky Islands'

Ars Technica:
SpaceX is about to launch one of its final expendable rockets

Space News:
Japan launches first military communications satellite

Spaceflight Now:
Japan puts its first military communications satellite into orbit

Spaceflight Insider:
Japanese H-IIA rocket delivers DSN-2 military communications satellite to orbit

Stuff NZ:
And, we are (almost) go for Kiwi Rocket launch in northern Hawke's Bay

New Scientist:
Dried-up slime could help microbes survive briny waters on Mars

Cosmos:
Explainer: we can learn a lot from the changing night sky

Forbes:
Why Is It Taking So Long To Figure Out Planet Nine?

January 24, 2017

Daily Mail:
Dashcam captures the incredible moment a flaring meteorite the size of a WALNUT shoots across the sky

Space News:
NASA planning February decision on Juno maneuver

Daily Mail:
Russia and US planning historic joint mission to 'Earth's evil twin': Venus mission will examine clouds for signs of life

Seeker:
Cassini Gets Up Close and Personal With Saturn's 'Wavemaker' Moon Daphnis

Spaceflight Now:
Saturn's shepherd moon Daphnis makes waves

Daily Mail:
What it's like to land on Pluto: NASA reveals stunning simulation of a journey to the dwarf planet's surface

Universe Today:
What Was the Carrington Event?

Daily Mail:
How Earth will end: Astronomers reveal the six cosmic catastrophes that could wipe out our planet

January 23, 2017

Universe Today:
USAF Missile Defense SBIRS Observatory Streaks to Orbit during Spectacular Evening Blastoff

Space News:
Air Force satellite launches successfully after delay

Spaceflight Now:
Atlas 5 rocket successfully delivers vital national asset into space

Universe Today:
Bullseye: Amazing SpaceX Images Highlight Perfect Falcon 9 Landing

Spaceflight Insider:
OSIRIS-REx completes critical deep space maneuver

Space News:
Rash of Galileo clock failures cast doubt on timing of upcoming launches

ABC Australia:
Weather observed for first time on Jupiter-like exoplanet

Seeker:
Astronomers Prepare to Search for Alien Life at Nearby 'Habitable' Exoplanet

WEEKEND EDITION: January 21 through January 22, 2017

Astronomy Magazine:
Is the multiverse physics, philosophy, or something else entirely?

Cosmos:
Make a date with another dimension

Daily Galaxy:
"The Black Hole That Gave Birth to the Universe"

Wired:
The Man Who's Trying to Kill Dark Matter

DNA Info:
A Crime-Fighting Robot That Looks Like R2-D2 is Patrolling 10th Avenue

Phys Org:
Chinese humanoid robot turns on the charm in Shanghai

NPR:
'Robot Lawyer' Makes The Case Against Parking Tickets

Daily Mail:
The power that can shape a continent revealed: Study finds heat from deep in the Earth's core drives the planet's tectonic plates

Phys Org:
Data from 2012 earthquake suggests new plate boundary may be forming in Indian Ocean

International Business Times:
From Yellowstone to Toba: Here are some of the world's biggest supervolcanoes

CBS News:
Photographs show how Alaska volcano's eruptions have changed island

Forbes:
This Is How A Volcano's Pyroclastic Flow Will Kill You

Forbes:
From Art To Myth, The Relationship Of Our Ancestors With Volcanoes

Daily Mail:
Did life first evolve on Earth in a 'false start' 2.3billion years ago? New study backs theory of a fleeting 'oxygen oasis' on Earth

Seeker:
The Dark and Extreme Cold Killed Off the Dinosaurs

Daily Mail:
The most terrifying goose to ever roam the Earth: 5ft bird weighed 50lbs and used its wings to FIGHT

Seeker:
In a First, Shark Switches from Sexual to Asexual Reproduction

Seeker:
Neanderthal's Eye for Bling Revealed by Unique Rock Stashed in Cave

Daily Mail:
Did the first humans arrive in North America 10,000 years earlier than thought? Bones fund in Canada cave show 'indisputable' marks from stone tools

The History Blog:
Roman chariot model reveals trick of the racing trade

The History Blog:
Anglo-Saxon settlement found in Cambridge

The History Blog:
Rare medieval Madonna that survived Reformation, Revolution goes home

The History Blog:
Centuries-old Buddha ermerges from reservoir

Smithsonian Magazine:
This Altar Cloth Might Have Been Elizabeth I's Skirt

BBC History Extra:
The East India Company: How a trading corporation became an imperial ruler

The History Blog:
A Dutch Girl at Breakfast joins Vermeer's Milkmaid

Smithsonian Magazine:
Benjamin Franklin Was a Middle-Aged Widow Named Silence Dogood (And a Few Other Women)

Mental Floss:
10 Facts About Benedict Arnold

Smithsonian Magazine:
The Little-Remembered Ally Who Helped America Win the Revolution

BBC History Extra:
5 facts you (probably) didn't know about Nelson's navy

History.com:
The First Foreign-Born First Lady: Louisa Catherine Adams

BBC History Extra:
6 strange newspaper stories that shocked Victorian Britain

Atlas Obscura:
Martha Matilda Harper, the Greatest Businesswoman You've Never Heard Of

Mental Floss:
15 Things You Might Not Know About Monet's 'Water Lilies'

The Atlantic:
The Camera Technology That Turned Films Into Stories

Flashbak:
Workers On The Roof Of Chattanooga's First Department Store (1898)

History.com:
The Treacherous Race to the South Pole

Timeline:
These picture postcards capture the monumental scale of America in the early 20th century

BBC History Extra:
The telegram that brought America into the First World War

Universe Today:
Who was Max Planck?

History.com:
The Great Molasses Flood of 1919

Smithsonian Magazine:
This Hollywood Titan Foresaw the Horrors of Nazi Germany

Smithsonian Magazine:
In the Darkest Days of World War II, Winston Churchill's Visit to the White House Brought Hope to Washington

New Atlas:
Wild 1955 turbine-powered Chrysler show car set for auction

Atlas Obscura:
In the 1960s, Telegraph Poles Were Equipped With Nuclear Bomb Alarms

Atlas Obscura:
The Russian Spy Who Convinced America to Take ESP Seriously

Mental Floss:
How Stephen King's Wife Saved 'Carrie' and Launched His Career

Daily Mail:
The real-life X-Files: How CIA recruited Uri Geller to test his psychic abilities and were STUNNED when he was able to match random drawings by an agent sealed in another room

Mental Floss:
When Bond Battled Bond at the 1983 Box Office

Atlas Obscura:
The World's Most Beautiful and Unusual Chess Sets

January 20, 2017

Daily Mail:
Military spy laser could transform Earth's atmosphere into a giant magnifying glass to snoop on enemies

Daily Mail:
The man who wants to fly higher and faster than any bird: Wingsuit pilot reveals plan to jump from 40,000 feet and break FOUR world records (including hitting 250mph on his descent)

Daily Mail:
Move over James Bond: A civilian pilot is being trained on the world's first commercially available jetpack

New Scientist:
Lost in space: Two books on the forgotten women of astroscience

Air & Space Magazine:
The Highest Jump

Air & Space Magazine:
I Was Almost Killed By a Navy Jet on a San Diego Beach

Smithsonian Magazine:
In 1957, The U.S. Flew a Jet Around the World to Prove it Could Drop a Nuclear Bomb Anywhere

Air & Space Magazine:
What Happened to Pan Am Flight 7?

January 19, 2017

Spaceflight Now:
Launch failure probe prompts engine swap on Soyuz crew's rocket

Spaceflight Now:
SES 10 telecom satellite in Florida for launch on reused SpaceX rocket

Space News:
NASA considering Boeing offer for additional Soyuz seats

Seeker:
A Giant Gravity Wave Has Been Found in Venus' Clouds

Daily Mail:
The astonishing images of cracked mud on Mars: Curiosity finds clearest evidence yet of the red planet's watery past

Seeker:
Curiosity Finds Fossilized Slab of Cracked Mud on Mars

Universe Today:
Some Earth Life is Ready to Live on Mars, Right Now

Astrobiology Magazine:
Microbes Could Survive Thin Air of Mars

Astronomy Magazine:
Are there volcanoes on comets?

Seeker:
The Milky Way's Most Distant Stars May Be Stolen Goods

AccuWeather:
Mark your calendar: 5 must-see astronomy events in 2017

Daily Mail:
Mark your calendars! A dazzling supernova will appear in the sky in 2022, predict astronomers

New Scientist:
Cold case: The unsolved mystery of what lit Kepler's supernova

January 18, 2017

Spaceflight Now:
Launch failure probe prompts engine swap on Soyuz crew's rocket

Spaceflight Now:
Falcon 9 booster, first recovered off West Coast, back in port

Spaceflight Insider:
Smallest orbital-class rocket launch ends in failure

Spaceflight Now:
Experimental flight of Japanese sounding rocket falls short of orbit

Universe Today:
Mars Curiosity Rolls Up to Potential New Meteorite

New Scientist:
Curiosity finds Mars rock that may be a meteorite made from iron

Seeker:
Step Aside Iron Man, NASA's Going to Explore a Strange Iron World

Daily Mail:
First glimpse of an alien world: Nasa finally shares stunning footage of its 2005 landing on Saturn's moon, Titan

Spaceflight Insider:
New NASA mission could solve mystery of asteroid Psyche's water

New Atlas:
How Pluto's atmosphere is spared by a moon shield

Seeker:
Charon Is Pluto's First Line of Defense Against Solar Wind Onslaught

Seeker:
'Planet Nine' Could Be an Alien Intruder

Daily Mail:
Planet Nine could be a 'rogue world' captured from another solar system

January 17, 2017

Western Telegraph:
Broad Haven hosts UFO spotters 40 years on

Collective Evolution:
What Does A Real 'UFO' Look Like? These 9 Astonishing Pictures Will Give You An Idea

Snopes:
We Come From France

Seeker:
Alien Glow: Brilliant Light Pillars Appear Over Ontario

Seeker:
SpaceX Makes Spectacular Return to Flight, Launching 10 Satellites Into Orbit

Space News:
Falcon 9 returns to flight with successful Iridium launch

Spaceflight Now:
Advanced missile detection satellite for early-warning alerts awaits liftoff

Space News:
Safety panel cites concerns over SpaceX fueling process for commercial crew

Spaceflight Now:
Astronaut Gene Cernan, last Apollo moonwalker, dies at 82

Ars Technica:
The passing of Gene Cernan reminds us how far we haven't come

Time Magazine:
Farewell to Eugene Cernan, the Last Man to Walk on the Moon

MARTIN LUTHER KING WEEKEND EDITION:
January 14 through January 16, 2017


Daily Galaxy:
"What Came Before the Big Bang?" -- Intriguing New Theories on the Origin of Time

Popular Science:
The Science Behind the Impossible EM Drive

Mental Floss:
Watch an Early Silent Film About Relativity

USA Today:
CES 2017: Robots steal show at this year's event

Gizmodo:
RIP BigDog, Darpa's Robotic Pack Mule

Daily Mail:
Has the mystery of the Earth's core been solved? Scientists say unknown 'third element' is SILICON

Daily Mail:
A massive chunk of Hawaii has disappeared into the ocean: Incredible footage show huge lava collapse that almost killed five tourists

Seeker:
What Exactly Is The Polar Vortex & Is It Getting Worse?

Seeker:
Retroviruses, Including HIV, Are Almost Half a Billion Years Old

Daily Mail:
The MEGASHARK died out because it was a picky eater: Researchers say megalodon was unable to change its diet after its favourite whales died out

New Scientist:
The trunk trick that lets elephants pick up almost anything

New Atlas:
Clever chimps craft water-dipping sticks to quench their thirst

Daily Mail:
Baboons make five vowel-like sounds just like humans: Discovery could mean the origin of speech is much older than first thought

Daily Mail:
The incredible moment a group of monkeys communicate with a ROBOT baby that they think is one of their own

Inverse:
Italy's Supervolcano and the End of the Neanderthals

Daily Mail:
The world's oldest SILK: Evidence of the luxury material is found in 8,500-year-old tombs in China

Daily Mail:
Revealed: 4,000-year-old pottery and flint tools found near St Andrews could shed light on trade in Neolithic Britain

Daily Mail:
The mystery of the Aswan tombs: TWELVE new burial sites are found at a 3,400-year-old Egyptian necropolis

Daily Mail:
Egyptian treasure riddle cracked after 160 years: Missing fragments reveal 3,400-year-old wooden box is linked to Pharaoh Amenhotep II

The History Blog:
Latin city mythically founded by Aeneas opens to public

BBC History Extra:
Bleddyn ap Cynfyn: the first Prince of Wales?

Smithsonian Magazine:
The Inventor of the Telegraph Was Also America's First Photographer

Smithsonian Magazine:
On This Day in 1847, a Texas Ranger Walked Into Samuel Colt's Shop and Said, Make Me a Six-Shooter

Smithsonian Magazine:
Murder, Marriage and the Pony Express: Ten Things You Didn't Know About Buffalo Bill

Smithsonian Magazine:
Escape Artist Harry Houdini Was an Ingenious Inventor, He Just Didn't Want Anybody to Know

Smithsonian Magazine:
New York State Once Introduced an Anti-Flirting Bill

Mysterious Universe:
The Mysterious Vanishing of Ambrose Bierce

Smithsonian Magazine:
The Couple Who Saved China's Ancient Architectural Treasures Before They Were Lost Forever

Smithsonian Magazine:
The Legendary Reporter Who Broke the Beginning of World War II Is Dead

The History Blog:
Experimental 1942 glass penny sells for $70,500

Air & Space Magazine:
Free-Falling Above a Burning B-24

Smithsonian Magazine:
The Student and the Spy: How One Man's Life Was Changed by the Cambridge Five

Seattle Times:
Martin Luther King Jr. - 1956-62

Seattle Times:
Martin Luther King Jr. - 1963-65

Seattle Times:
Martin Luther King Jr. - 1966-68

USA Today:
Read Martin Luther King Jr.'s inspiring Nobel Peace Prize speech

USA Today:
This 1967 speech may have helped put a target on Martin Luther King's back

ABC News:
Martin Luther King's Final Speech: 'I've Been to the Mountaintop' -- The Full Text

The Tennessean:
The assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Time Magazine:
What Martin Luther King Sr. Wrote About His Son's Death

Time Magazine:
How the First Martin Luther King Jr. Day Was Celebrated

Smithsonian Magazine:
There Are Only Two Shakers Left in the World

San Jose Mercury News:
Remembering California's storm-toppled historic Pioneer Cabin Tree

January 13, 2017

Seeker:
US Military Unleashes Swarm of Micro Drones Over California

Daily Mail:
Pentagon tests the world's largest hive-mind-controlled drone swarm that can jam weapons, spy on the enemy and launch deadly attacks

Atlas Obscura:
The Bird-Like Soviet Flying Machine That Never Quite Took Off

Spaceflight History:
"A Vision of the Future": Military Uses of the Moon and Asteroids (1983)

Smithsonian Magazine:
The Day the Nimbus Weather Satellite Exploded

Spaceflight History:
NASA Marshall's 1966 NERVA-Electric Piloted Mars Mission

Spaceflight History:
An Apollo Landing Near the Great Ray Crater Tycho (1969)

Forbes:
A Walk On The Moon With Apollo 16's Charlie Duke

January 12, 2017

Daily Mail:
US Air Force's X-37B space plane reaches 600 days in orbit - and its mission STILL remains a mystery

New Scientist:
Space travel's mental health toll could endanger long missions

Daily Mail:
Apollo 14 reveals the moon is far older than thought: Samples collected by moonwalkers in 1971 show our satellite is 4.51 billion years old

Seeker:
The Moon Is Probably Older Than We Thought - and Life Could Be Too

Stuff NZ:
Moon 'formed from moonlets'

Christian Science Monitor:
Was our moon formed when a bunch of moonlets all smashed together?

New Atlas:
Earth-like planets may not be very Earth-like

New Scientist:
'Alien megastructure' signal may be due to star eating a planet

Daily Mail:
Where in the galaxy is Voyager? Hubble reveals new 'interstellar road map' of probe's journey through the unexplored territory beyond our solar system

January 11, 2017

Popular Mechanics:
An Asteroid Just Barely Missed Earth, Flying Closer Than the Moon

Smithsonian Magazine:
A Sneaky Asteroid Buzzed By Earth Yesterday

Russia Today:
Two large meteors caught on camera in northwestern Russia (VIDEO)

Spaceflight Now:
Kuaizhou rocket lifts off on first commercial mission

Orlando Sentinel:
Why Elon Musk has so much riding on SpaceX's upcoming rocket launch

Seeker:
Our Moon May Have Eaten Many Smaller Moons

Seeker:
Monster Telescope to Seek Out Habitable Alien Worlds in Neighboring Star System

Seeker:
Life's Building Blocks Have Been Mapped Throughout the Milky Way

Seeker:
Would NASA Tell Us About Alien Contact?

January 10, 2017

Gizmodo:
NASA Is Sending a Probe to Explore Jupiter's Mysterious Trojan Asteroids

Popular Science:
NASA's new Psyche mission will take us to a metal asteroid for the first time

Ars Technica:
NASA chooses two asteroid missions instead of a Venus return

Popular Science:
Is NASA launching too many asteroid missions?

Seeker:
This Is Earth and the Moon as Seen From Mars

Astrobiology Magazine:
Could Dark Streaks in Venus' Clouds Be Microbial Life?

Spaceflight Insider:
Our Spaceflight Heritage: Mars Exploration Rover Spirit remembered 13 years after landing

Daily Mail:
Pluto's Earth-like ridges revealed: Icy feature has only ever been seen before on our planet

Forbes:
Total Solar Eclipses: Only For A Limited Time

January 9, 2017

Spaceflight Insider:
SpaceX Falcon 9 RTF postponed to Jan. 14

Ars Technica:
SpaceX is free to fly - will attempt a launch Saturday from California [Updated]

Spaceflight Now:
Next SpaceX launch slipped to avoid stormy weather, range conflict

Spaceflight Now:
FAA signs off on SpaceX mishap investigation

Spaceflight Now:
Engine hotfire test completed for SpaceX's first launch since explosion

Spaceflight Insider:
1st battery-replacement spacewalk completed at ISS

Spaceflight Now:
Spacewalkers continue space station battery refresh with successful EVA

Spaceflight Insider:
Chinese Long March 3B launches technology demonstrator

Spaceflight Now:
Long March rocket blasts off on first launch of the year

Spaceflight Now:
Stacking of Atlas 5 underway for next national security satellite launch

Spaceflight Insider:
Boeing's T-X prototype takes flight

WEEKEND EDITION: January 7 through January 8, 2017

Nautilus:
Even Physicists Find the Multiverse Faintly Disturbing

Quartz:
A theory that challenges Newton's and Einstein's gravity and nixes dark matter passed its first test

Forbes:
The Four Biggest Mistakes Of Einstein's Scientific Life

Forbes:
A Very Short History Of Artificial Intelligence (AI)

The Guardian:
Japanese company replaces office workers with artificial intelligence

Seeker:
Snap a Bird Photo and This App Tells You the Species

Mental Floss:
11 Common Misconceptions About Robots

Daily Mail:
Meet 'Prosthesis', the terrifying 14ft-tall 'anti-robot' that can carry a human and run 50mph almost SILENTLY

Forbes:
The Dying Earth Will Display A Very Exotic Geology, Unfortunately Nobody Will Be There To Study It

Quanta:
Explorers Find Passage to Earth's Dark Age

Seeker:
Climate Change Could Cause Atlantic Ocean Current Collapse

Gizmodo:
Just How Big Can a Tsunami Get?

Forbes:
Yellowstone's Old Faithful Geyser Just Started Erupting Snow

ZME Science:
Paleontologists find 'incredibly rare' 52 million year-old fossilized berry

Seeker:
Mysterious 'Ghost Shark' Origins Revealed by a 280-Million-Year-Old Skull

Austin American-Statesman:
South Texas fossil could be reptile that swam 90 million years ago

Seeker:
We Finally Know How Long It Took for Dinosaur Eggs to Hatch

Stuff NZ:
Dinosaur eggs may finally solve mystery of why they died out

Audobon Magazine:
How the Stealthy Saw-whet Owl Duped Scientists for a Century

Audobon Magazine:
New Research Shows Hummingbirds Need Exceptional Brains to Hover

BBC News:
The strange Asian island where monkeys and marsupials meet

BBC News:
It is almost impossible to herd cats, thanks to evolution

Toronto Star:
Neanderthals in a boat? Not such a far-fetched notion after all

Ancient Origins:
Humans Occupied Tibetan Plateau Thousands of Years Earlier than Previously Thought

Ancient Origins:
Nearly Lost from The Pages of History, Mari Is The Oldest Known Planned City in the World

The History Blog:
3,800-year-old wetland potato garden found in Canada

Ancient Origins:
Instructions of Shuruppak: 4,600 Years Ago, A Sumerian King Instructed His Son on How to Behave

The History Blog:
2,300-year-old Chinese sword found still sharp and shiny

Seeker:
Ancient Cross and Menorah Carvings Found by Cave Explorers in Israel

The History Blog:
Calvatone Victory rediscovered at the Hermitage

BBC History Extra:
10 things you (probably) didn't know about the Anglo-Saxons

History.com:
Globetrotting Vikings: The Quest for Constantinople

BBC History Extra:
What was life like for a medieval housewife?

Mental Floss:
15 Rebellious Facts About Pennsylvania Founder William Penn

The History Blog:
First 18th c. American true porcelain bowl found in Philadelphia

National Geographic:
Why Newton Believed a Comet Caused Noah's Flood

Mental Floss:
211 Years Ago Today, the French Abandoned Their Decimal Calendar

BBC History Extra:
11 things you (probably) didn't know about Sherlock Holmes

Flashbak:
A Slum City For Slum People: Jacob Riis' Photos Of New York's Other Half (1890)

Smithsonian Magazine:
Happy Birthday to Hollywood's First Chinese-American Star

Atlas Obscura:
Peek Inside Buffalo's Abandoned Art Deco Train Terminal

Mental Floss:
10 Fantastic Facts About 'Fantasia'

Mysterious Universe:
The Mysterious Vanished Crew of the Ghost Blimp

BBC News:
The secret nuclear bunker built as the UK's last hope

Air & Space Magazine:
In 1950, Airlines Didn't Serve Liquor Over Dry States

Daily Mail:
Photographer in Mesopotamia: Incredible pictures taken by Agatha Christie reveal how she helped uncover Iraq's lost city of Nimrud with her archaeologist husband in between writing her detective novels

Atlas Obscura:
Watch a Melodramatic Communist Ballet from 1964

BBC News:
The spy with no name

Mental Floss:
9 Fact-Packed Infographics From National Geographic's Archives

New Atlas:
The fastest cars in history: 1894 to 1914

January 6, 2017

Air & Space Magazine:
Breakthrough in Antimatter Physics Has Some Dreaming of Starships

Inverse:
Amazon Has a Patent for Floating Blimp Warehouses

Ars Technica:
Amazon's demented plans for its warehouse blimp with drone fleet

Seeker:
Two Autonomous Passenger Drones Could Make Flying Taxis Possible

Gizmodo:
Watch Daredevils With Jetpacks Fly Next to People Standing on Top of Airplanes

BBC News:
The British jet that flew higher than any other plane

Stuff NZ:
Roger Hanson: William Pickering's battle for photos of the moon

Seeker:
As the Apollo Program Turns 50, This Is How We'll Celebrate

Inverse:
No One Wants to Live in My Simulation Space Colony

January 5, 2017

Stuff NZ:
Nasa spots comet and mysterious celestial object flying towards Earth

The Space Reporter:
NEOWISE detects near-Earth comet and possible asteroid

Christian Science Monitor:
Comet watch: Look for the first comet of 2017 this week

Space News:
NASA selects two asteroid missions for Discovery program

Spaceflight Now:
NASA to Send Mission to Metal Asteroid That Could Be Dead Planet's Core

Space News:
NASA orders more flights from Boeing, SpaceX

Spaceflight Insider:
ISS' power generation system to get crucial update

Ars Technica:
New Horizons now just two years from its next target - a dark, mysterious rock

Seeker:
Curiosity Has Found Weird Purple Rocks on Mars

Daily Mail:
What lies under the poles of Mars: 3D radar reveals vast craters and huge deposits of frozen carbon dioxide

New Scientist:
Mars should have loads more water - so where has it all gone?

Daily Mail:
What is happening on Titan? Cassini images reveal clouds have returned after several years to Saturn's largest moon - and NASA has no idea why

Sky & Telescope:
Meteor Showers in 2017

January 4, 2017

IFL Science:
Watch As A Volcanic Eruption Gets Completely Upstaged By A Streaking Meteor

Itech Post:
NASA Detects Incoming Comet Or Asteroid Towards Earth; Visible On January 14

Seeker:
China's Busy Space Launch Schedule Rivaled the U.S. in 2016

Air & Space Magazine:
China's Moon Missions Are Anything But Pointless

Seeker:
After Rocket Explosion, SpaceX Aims to Return to Flight on Sunday

Space News:
Russia plans early February Progress return to flight

Seeker:
To Find Life on Europa, We'll Need to Drill Into the Ice

Seeker:
Cassini's Breathtaking New View of Saturn's Enigmatic Hexagon

Popular Science:
Just how far away are the exoplanets we've found?

January 3, 2017

Pasadena Now:
JPL Scientists Alerted to Object Fast Approaching Earth

Tech Times:
NASA Spots Object That's Either A Comet Or An Asteroid Approaching Earth

CBS News:
SpaceX completes failure probe, plans new launch

Space News:
SpaceX plans Jan. 8 return to flight after completing failure investigation

Space News:
Chinese satellites raising orbits after launch anomaly

Spaceflight Now:
Internal debris may be causing problem with Mars rover's drill

Spaceflight Insider:
Mars Odyssey recovering after entering safe mode

I4U News:
A Total Solar Eclipse Is Coming In 2017

NEW YEAR'S WEEKEND EDITION: December 30, 2016 through January 2, 2017

Quanta:
Grand Unification Dream Kept at Bay

New Scientist:
Gravity may have chased light in the early universe

New Scientist:
First test of rival to Einstein's gravity kills off dark matter

Smithsonian Magazine:
Scientists Find That Water Might Exist in a Whole New State

Live Science:
The 10 Strangest Science Stories of 2016

Smithsonian Magazine:
The Hidden Connections Between Darwin and the Physicist Who Championed Entropy

Ars Technica:
Behold the greatest spirographs in the world

New Atlas:
13-foot-tall Korean mech suit aims to assist with Fukushima cleanup

Daily Mail:
The real-life Avatar robot takes its first steps: Secretive 13 foot high South Korean 'war machine' walks by mimicking its human pilot

Seeker:
Meet the Most Incredible Bots of 2016

Daily Mail:
Watch the giant MEGABOT pick up a car: 16 foot fighting robot reveals its hi-tech claws ahead of upcoming battle with Japanese machine

Science Magazine:
Earth's rarest diamonds formed in pockets of liquid metal

Smithsonian Magazine:
This German Town Is Embedded with Millions of Tiny Diamonds

Smithsonian Magazine:
How Ancient Volcanoes Created Armenia's Pink City

Seeker:
There's a Jet Stream Churning in the Earth's Core

Live Science:
Biggest Natural Disasters of 2016: Year of the Earthquake

Stuff NZ:
A supervolcano caused the largest eruption in European history. Now it's stirring again.

Science Magazine:
The incredible ecosystem of Earth's hottest spot

Forbes:
The Top 10 Fantastic Fossil Finds Of 2016

Daily Mail:
Meat-loving dinosaur that grew up to be a toothless vegetarian could help shed light on how bird beaks evolved

Daily Mail:
Revealed: 90 million-year-old bird bones dug up in the Arctic show the region was once as warm as FLORIDA

Seeker:
Dirty 10,000-Year-Old Pots Reveals Signs of First Cooked Vegetables

Daily Mail:
Is there a forgotten pharaoh buried in this tomb? Newly-discovered 4,200-year-old wall could hold an Egyptian secret

Haaretz:
New Dead Sea Scrolls Fragments Found in Judean Desert

Mental Floss:
Show & Tell: Was This 20-Sided Die Used for Ancient Gaming?

The History Blog:
Getty acquires beautiful, storied intaglio

Mysterious Universe:
The Location of Camelot May Have Finally Been Found

Daily Mail:
Stunning medieval ring found in Robin Hood's Sherwood Forest could bag an amateur treasure hunter £70,000

Atlas Obscura:
How Racism Was First Officially Codified in 15th-Century Spain

The History Blog:
Secrets of 16th c. boxwood miniatures revealed

Mental Floss:
What Happened When Elizabeth I Organized A National Lottery

Smithsonian Magazine:
After Nearly 500 Years in Business, the Company that Cast the Liberty Bell Is Ceasing All Operations

Daily Mail:
The lost floating city: Images emerge of the 'engineering marvel' which was carved out by vanished ancient civilization

The History Blog:
Art historian donates unpublished Velazquez to Prado

The Guardian:
Isaac Newton masterwork becomes most expensive science book sold

Atlas Obscura:
The First Female Doctor in Britain Spent 56 Years Disguised as a Man

BBC History Extra:
A day in the life of Jane Austen

Mental Floss:
The Overlooked Paleontologist Who May Have Inspired 'She Sells Sea Shells'

The History Blog:
Oscar Wilde portrait returns to UK after a century

History.com:
How a Canadian Invented Basketball

History.com:
Remembering Annie Moore, Ellis Island's First Immigrant

Mental Floss:
The Man Who Filled Newspapers With Monsters

Smithsonian Magazine:
Just Months After Its Discovery, the X-Ray Was in Use in War

Smithsonian Magazine:
Ever Wonder Who Invented The Tea Bag?

Atlas Obscura:
How Pleather Saved the DuPont Company - And Some Cows, Too

Smithsonian Magazine:
The Murder of Rasputin, 100 Years Later

Smithsonian Magazine:
The Suspect, the Prosecutor, and the Unlikely Bond They Forged

Smithsonian Magazine:
The Strange Story Of The Westinghouse Atom Smasher

Smithsonian Magazine:
Without This Camera, the Emerald City Would Have Been the Color of Mud

History.com:
Wonder Woman at 75

Smithsonian Magazine:
The Only Live News Report from the Attack on Pearl Harbor

Atlas Obscura:
How Millions Of Secret Silk Maps Helped POWs Escape Their Captors in WWII

History.com:
You Won't Believe Where the First NHL Outdoor Game Was Played

History.com:
The Soviet Union's Final Hours

New Atlas:
10 exciting future-focused films coming in 2017

BBC News:
A very fairy Christmas: Winter works by Arthur Rackham

Atlas Obscura:
How to Appease Household Spirits Across the World




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