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WEEKEND EDITION: December 3 through December 4, 2016

New Scientist:
Gravity may have chased light in the early universe

Quanta Magazine:
Strange Numbers Found in Particle Collisions

Daily Mail:
Google says its artificial intelligence has taught itself to 'translate between languages that it doesn't even know'

Seeker:
Stopping Killer Robots at the Source (Code)

Science Magazine:
'Atlas of the Underworld' reveals oceans and mountains lost to Earth's history

Astrobiology Magazine:
Nitrogen in Ancient Rocks A Sign of Early Life

Astrobiology Magazine:
New study finds Earth's soils hosted life early on

Daily Mail:
Life before oxygen: Fossils of 2.5 billion-year-old bacteria reveal organisms thrived despite early Earth's harsh conditions

Daily Mail:
Revealed: 300 million-year-old 'lost' footprints give a glimpse into the rise of the reptiles

Astrobiology Magazine:
Virginia Tech researchers explore gigantic volcanic eruptions that caused worldwide mass extinctions

Daily Mail:
Dinosaurs could finally show their true colours: Oldest ever red pigment is found in a 130 million-year-old feather

New Atlas:
Near-complete dodo skeleton fetches £280,000 at auction

Seeker:
Newfound Spider Species Masquerades as a Dried-Up Leaf

Stuff NZ:
Daylight sighting of kiwi on Heaphy Track a true rarity

Seeker:
Early Humans Spent More Time in Trees Than We Thought

Daily Mail:
Revealed: 2.5-million-year-old teeth of our ancestors suggest they may have mostly eaten GRASS

New Scientist:
Kangaroo-bone nose piercing is oldest bone jewellery ever found

Live Science:
Got Milk? People Living 9,000 Years Ago Did, Ceramic Pots Show

Seeker:
Huge, Mysterious Settlement Discovered Near Stonehenge

Mysterious Universe:
3,800-Year-Old Thinker Statue Found in Israel

Live Science:
Ancient Inscriptions Show Life Once Flourished in Jordan's 'Black Desert'

Live Science:
Built by the Huns? Ancient Stone Monuments Discovered Along Caspian

Seeker:
Mayan Pyramid Was Built Like a Russian Nesting Doll

Atlas Obscura:
A History Buff's Guide to Medieval London

Forbes:
Creating The Philosopher's Stone: The Medieval Science Of Color And Alchemy

BBC History Extra:
William the Conqueror: hero or villain?

Daily Mail:
How did they get there? Two rare Viking coins are found in Northern Ireland for the first time

BBC History Extra:
Henry VIII: 5 places you (probably) didn't know shaped his life

Daily Mail:
Stunning medieval murals painted over by Shakespeare's father on the orders of Henry VIII are revealed for the first time in 450 years

Boston Globe:
Remains of Pilgrims' Plymouth settlement unearthed

Daily Mail:
Bundle of rags found stuffed up a chimney to stop draughts is revealed to be extremely rare priceless 17th century map

Daily Mail:
Buried treasure! 1,000 coins from the English Civil War are dug up in a muddy Lincolnshire field

Universe Today:
Who was Giovanni Cassini?

BBC History Extra:
Love before Albert: Queen Victoria's suitors

Daily Mail:
Chimney sweeps, market sellers and beggars: Incredible sepia pictures taken by a Victorian photographer reveal the grim reality of life on the streets in the 1870s

Daily Mail:
A Lost England? Incredible black and white photos reveal what life was like for people in the 19th and early 20th centuries and how the issues they faced were not so different than the ones we do today

Mental Floss:
The Dangerous and Highly Competitive World of Victorian Orchid Hunting

Daily Mail:
Vintage portraits taken more than 100 years ago over the span of three decades capture Native American life in the early 20th century

Smithsonian Magazine:
One Hundred Years Ago, the Titanic's Sister Ship Exploded While Transporting Injured WWI Soldiers

Daily Mail:
Beautiful cars hidden away from Hitler… but claimed by time: Vehicles stashed in French quarry are discovered 70 years later after they have rusted away

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

Daily Mail:
British war graves looted by scavengers as warships torpedoed in World War Two VANISH from the sea bed off the Indonesian coast

BBC History Extra:
Forgotten trials: the other side of Nuremberg

Flashbak:
Edward Bawden: Life In An English Village, 1949

BBC History Extra:
Elizabeth II and her prime ministers

BBC News:
Did the Queen stop Princess Margaret marrying Peter Townsend?

Daily Mail:
North of Dixie: The U.S. civil rights movement photos that capture the largely 'forgotten' black activism outside of Selma and Birmingham

Daily Mail:
Is this the key to the DB Cooper mystery? Haul of FBI documents from unsolved hijacking investigation is released online allowing amateur sleuths to comb them for clues

Ars Technica:
Decades after deadly lab accident, a secret Russian bioweapon decoded

Seeker:
Giant Dome to Seal Chernobyl Reactor for Generations

Air & Space Magazine:
A News Reporter at Lockerbie

New Atlas:
The world's first sportscar up for auction ... or is it?

BBC History Extra:
Peter Snow's six most important documents in history

BBC History Extra:
In their own words: 6 of history's most fascinating letters

Daily Mail:
From the Great Blizzard of 1888 to the evolution of the plane: Take a journey through 128 years of fascinating National Geographic illustrations

Daily Mail:
Get ready to play Harry Potter's 'Wizard Chess': $200 chess board can move pieces on its own and lets you take on players anywhere in the world

December 2, 2016

New Atlas:
Jetmen join French Air Force aerobatic team for insane formation flight

Air & Space Magazine:
Call in the A-10

Spaceflight History:
"Essential Data": A 1963 Pitch to Expand NASA's Robotic Exploration Programs

Spaceflight History:
Talking to the Farside: A 1963 Proposal to Use the Apollo Saturn V S-IVB Stage as a Radio Relay

Spaceflight History:
One-Man Space Station (1960)

Spaceflight History:
"A Continuing Aspect of Human Endeavor": Bellcomm's January 1968 Lunar Exploration Program

National Geographic:
Why NASA's First Good Look at Mars Almost Ended Its Exploration

Universe Today:
Who Was The First Woman To Go Into Space?

Mysterious Universe:
The Man Who Feared An Unearthly Disease

December 1, 2016

Daily Mail:
Russian cargo space ship FALLS TO EARTH after contact was lost as it headed towards International Space Station

Spaceflight Now:
Russian space station cargo freighter lost on launch

Daily Mail:
China's first astronaut reveals mysterious knocking on his capsule left him 'spooked' while in orbit

Spaceflight Insider:
Insider Exclusive: Jacobs' TPSF enabling Kennedy to become multi-user spaceport

New Scientist:
BEAM returning 'extremely valuable' data about expandable habitats

Seeker:
Weird Landscape Shows That Mercury's No 'Dead' Planet

Seeker:
Mars Orbiter Snaps Stunning Photos of Its New Home

Seeker:
Pluto's Heavy Heart, Not a Massive Impact, Caused Its Depression

New Scientist:
Proxima Centauri really does orbit its two bright neighbours

Daily Mail:
The two seater solar plane set to soar to the edge of space: SolarStratos reveals plans to fly 75,000 feet above Earth

November 30, 2016

Copenhagen Post:
Meteor blazes across sky in Denmark

Spaceflight Now:
Cargo ship-turned-research lab ends mission with re-entry

Spaceflight Now:
NASA declares end for space station’s hurricane monitoring instrument

Spaceflight Now:
Russian Progress cargo capsule arrives at launch pad

Seeker:
What Will We Do When Hubble Dies?

New Scientist:
Moon-dust cake mix shows moon may have had water from the start

Daily Mail:
The early moon may have contained MORE water than Earth has today

Seeker:
To Find Life on Mars, Perhaps We Should Look Here

ABC Australia:
Bright radio burst detected by Parkes telescope sheds light on the Universe's cosmic web

Seeker:
Electric Blue Clouds Make Early Arrival Over South Pole

November 29, 2016

Spaceflight Now:
U.S. military communications satellite moved to pad for Dec. 7 launch into space

Ars Technica:
After six months in orbit, that space inflatable habitat is holding up well

Spaceflight Insider:
Bartolomeo platform to provide easy commercial access to ISS

Stuff NZ:
New rocket could take humans to Mars in just 70 days

Air & Space Magazine:
Early Venusian Oceans May Have Harbored Life

New Scientist:
Window to hell: Io's strongest volcano changes face as we watch

Spaceflight Now:
Study shows Pluto should be counted among solar system's ocean worlds

Seeker:
Some Sungrazing Comets May Be Different Beasts

New Scientist:
Hubble rounds up the first worlds we'll check for alien life

Forbes:
The Science Of How Solar Systems Begin

November 28, 2016

Oxford University Press:
Unidentified Aerial Phenomena and new research: Q & A with Diana Walsh Pasulka and Jacques Vallee

MLive:
Word of photographer's image of suspected UFO reaches president's desk

Daily Star:
Step Back in Time: Nov.28, 2016

Nine.com Australia:
Time machine, recording studio, travel destination: Inside southern California's mind-bending Integratron

Top Secret Writers:
Desert Realtors Use UFO History to Sell Land

Stuff NZ:
Fireball explodes over Florida

Dundee Sunday Post:
Did you spot a 'fireball' meteor in the sky last night?

New Scientist:
Hubble rounds up the first worlds we'll check for alien life

Spaceflight Now:
China launches data relay satellite for future space station crews

Seeker:
One Second of Bad Data Doomed Mars Lander

Spaceflight Now:
ESA says doomed Mars lander succumbed to bad altitude reading

Universe Today:
Schiaparelli's One Second Of Terror

Astrobiology Magazine:
ESA's New Mars Orbiter Prepares for First Science

Seeker:
Mars' Methane Scout Takes Test Run to Sniff out Life

New Scientist:
A dash of hydrogen and methane could have kept Mars moist

Daily Mail:
The Martian 'plains of paradise' that hide as much underground frozen water as Lake Superior - and may once have held life

Slate - Bad Astronomy:
Mars Is Going Through a Bit of a Dry Spell. How Do We Know? Rusty Meteorites.

New Atlas:
Newly spotted ice field buried on Mars could provide water to future colonists

Universe Today:
What is Cydonia?

THANKSGIVING WEEKEND EDITION: November 24 through November 27, 2016

Forbes:
Is There Another 'You' Out There In A Parallel Universe?

LA Weekly:
L.A.-to-the Bay Earthquake Could Damage 3.5 Million Homes

Smithsonian Magazine:
The Foxfire Diamond Bedazzles as Smithsonian's Newest Rock Star

The Verge:
Sand's End

Smithsonian Magazine:
The Newest National Landmark Is Chock-Full of Dinosaur History

Eugene Register-Guard:
In Montana, dinosaurs galore

Forbes:
Gigantic Spike-Toothed Salmon Swam In California Rivers 5 Million Years Ago

Seeker:
Rare Migrating Whale Calls Are Recorded Off the New York Coast

Daily Mail:
How long have we been eating turkey? Mexican bone finds show birds were first domesticated to use in rituals 1,500 years ago - and raised by Native Americans in the US 100 years later

Smithsonian Magazine:
A Smithsonian Scholar Revisits the Neglected History of the Chesapeake Bay's Native Tribes

Smithsonian Magazine:
What Pilgrims Heard When They Arrived in America

Smithsonian Magazine:
The Plymouth Hero You Should Really Be Thankful for This Thanksgiving

Smithsonian Magazine:
The Strange Case of George Washington's Disappearing Sash

Smithsonian Magazine:
Now We'll Finally Get to See the American Revolution Through the Eyes of King George

Daily Mail:
Benjamin Franklin's grave is cracked by PENNIES: Church pleads for funds to fix damage caused by tourists throwing coins onto the Founding Father's tomb

Mental Floss:
Is This the Most Mysterious Grave in Virginia?

National Geographic:
The Ugly Election That Birthed Modern American Politics

History.com:
The Toledo War: When Michigan and Ohio Nearly Came to Blows

Mental Floss:
The Other Gettysburg Address You Probably Haven't Heard Of

Mental Floss:
Rutherford B. Hayes, National Hero of Paraguay

Mental Floss:
Exceptionally Well-Preserved Shipwreck Discovered in Lake Superior

History.com:
Remembering the First Native American Woman Doctor

Smithsonian Magazine:
The Short, Frantic, Rags-to-Riches Life of Jack London

Mental Floss:
The Delicious History of the Nation's Oldest Chinese-American Restaurant

History.com:
The Fight to Save the Wright Brothers' Factory

Mental Floss:
222-0: The Worst Blowout in College Football History

Ars Technica:
Oil production may have triggered some LA earthquakes in the 1920s

Daily Mail:
The mansion that Coke built: Haunting photos show how home built by debauched Coca-Cola tycoon - who had his own zoo and magic tricks room - has now crumbled into disrepair

History.com:
The Thanksgiving Raccoon That Became a Presidential Pet

The Gothamist:
Inside One Of The NYPL's Secret Abandoned Apartments

History.com:
That Time America Outlawed Pinball

Air & Space Magazine:
Lincoln Ellsworth's Polar Star

Mental Floss:
Watch the Lost Soup Sequence From 'Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs'

Mental Floss:
The Women Who Chained Themselves to D.C.'s Cherry Trees

Mental Floss:
You Can Buy the 1939 World's Fair 'House of the Future'

Smithsonian Magazine:
How (Almost) Everyone Failed to Prepare for Pearl Harbor

Air & Space Magazine:
On the Arizona and After

Air & Space Magazine:
Kunming Remembers the Flying Tigers

Mental Floss:
Watch How Libraries Were Organized in 1951 (Card Catalogs!)

Smithsonian Magazine:
This Photo Book Is a Reminder That the Civil Rights Movement Extended Far Beyond the Deep South

Mental Floss:
15 Hardboiled Facts About 'Cool Hand Luke'

The Intercept:
Titanpointe: The NSA's Spy Hub in New York, Hidden in Plain Sight

Mental Floss:
15 Things You Might Not Know About 'One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest'

Fast Company:
How Apple Helped Democratize Typography In The '90s

Motherboard:
The Rise and Fall of the $100 Million Company That Taught America to Compute

Ars Technica:
This fall, the "Radioactive Boy Scout" died at age 39

Mental Floss:
Watch Computer Pros Get Excited About Windows 98...In 1998

Atlas Obscura:
In Barrow, Alaska, the Sun Just Set for the Final Time

Smithsonian Magazine:
Get to Know Man Mound, One of 10 New National Historical Landmarks

Mental Floss:
Why Do the Detroit Lions and Dallas Cowboys Always Play on Thanksgiving?

Mental Floss:
Why Your Traditional Thanksgiving Should Include Oysters

Mental Floss:
15 Forgotten Thanksgiving Dishes

Mental Floss:
16 Fun Facts About the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

November 23, 2016

BBC News:
Australia's hypersonic plane for a new space race

Popular Science:
Robot flying taxi takes its first autonomous flight

Daily Mail:
Self flying taxis prepare for takeoff: Airbus signs deal to start testing 'Project Vahana' prototype in Oregon next year - and it could go on sale in 2020

New Atlas:
Fleetlights take streetlights to the skies

New Atlas:
Intel's Shooting Star drones bring flying Christmas lights to Disney World

Seeker:
Eagles Are Taking Out a Mining Company's Drones in Australia

Air & Space Magazine:
Apollo's Worst Day

November 22, 2016

Mysterious Universe:
The Strange Story of the UFO on the Moors

Deccan Chronicle:
1946 - 'Ghost rockets' over Scandinavia

Mysterious Universe:
South Dakota and California Hit By Wave of 'Mystery Booms'

Daily Mail:
Nasa finally publishes controversial fuel free 'impossible drive' paper - but still can't explain how it works

Forbes:
NASA's Physics-Defying EM Drive Passes Peer Review

Spaceflight Now:
Cygnus cargo freighter leaves station, but its mission is not over

Spaceflight Now:
Atlas 5 launches the most advanced U.S. weather satellite in history

Ars Technica:
International Space Station crew to downsize in early 2017

Daily Mail:
The 1,000km long 'great valley' on Mercury that dwarfs the Grand Canyon and Africa's Great Rift - and could help prove the planet is shrinking

Universe Today:
How Bad is the Radiation on Mars?

Seeker:
Pluto Has an Underground Ocean of Water and Slush

Ars Technica:
Pluto's Sputnik basin tilted the entire planet

Universe Today:
Soar Over Ceres With New Images From the Dawn Spacecraft

Daily Mail:
Stunning new images reveal the mysterious 'crater of light' on Ceres in unprecedented detail

Daily Mail:
New super-Earth is discovered nearby: Exoplanet is found orbiting a star 33 light years away - and there could be more

Daily Mail:
Mission Psyche: Large metallic asteroid that could be the molten core of a planet the size of Mars may hold secrets to how Earth was formed

November 21, 2016

Bridgeport Post:
MIB: Made in Bridgeport, Men in Black, The legacy of Albert K. Bender

Geek Wire:
Doubleheader in space! Trio arrives at space station, weather satellite lifts off

Inverse:
Soyuz Carrying Trio of Astronauts Arrives at the ISS

Spaceflight Insider:
ISS crew count returns to 6 with Soyuz docking

NBC News:
Space Station Receives Oldest Female Astronaut, Bit of Mars

Ars Technica:
Think its hard to be an American astronaut? Try being French

Air & Space Magazine:
Chinese Astronauts Land on the Same Day That ISS Astronauts Launch

South China Morning Post:
Touchdown for Chinese astronauts after record space mission

Spaceflight Insider:
Shenzhou 11 crew returns to Earth after month in space

Ars Technica:
How the dino-killing asteroid put a ring on its crater

New Scientist:
Dinosaur-killing asteroid turned planet Earth inside-out

Seeker:
Dino-Killing Asteroid May Have Punctured Earth's Crust

BBC:
Asteroid strike made 'instant Himalayas'

WEEKEND EDITION: November 19 through November 20, 2016

Forbes:
Ask Ethan: What If Gravity Isn't Really Fundamental?

New Scientist:
Dark energy could force the universe to gradually unzip itself

Daily Mail:
Mysterious 'megafast electrons' are accelerated to the speed of light just outside Earth's magnetic field - and scientists say strange discovery could change particle physics forever

Daily Mail:
Not so smart after all: AI robot now has to get a 'real job' after FAILING a university exam for the fourth year running

Live Science:
New Record! Robot Solves Rubik's Cube in Less Than a Second

What's On Weibo:
Chinese Robot Smashes Booth and Injures Man at Shenzhen Hi-Tech Fair

Forbes:
'MekaMon' Mixes Biology And Mechanics For Mesmerizing Robot Battles

Smithsonian Magazine:
It's Back: La Niña Has Returned

Stuff NZ:
What happened in New Zealand's magnitude 7.5 earthquake

Scientific American:
Double Tectonic Shifts May Have Teamed Up in New Zealand Earthquake

ABC Australia:
New Zealand earthquake: Was this destruction caused by the supermoon?

Daily Mail:
New Zealand's earthquake was so powerful the sea floor lifted TWO METRES and exploded through the sand

Radio NZ:
NZ moving to 'period of more earthquakes'

New Scientist:
New Zealand's latest earthquake could trigger a mega-quake

Mental Floss:
10 Natural Landmarks That No Longer Exist

Astrobiology Magazine:
Greenland fossils reveal global ecosystem recovery after mass extinction

Daily Mail:
The fossils that rewrite the history of the dinosaurs: 230 million-year-old remains suggest their rise was 'more gradual' than thought

New York Times:
A Dinosaur With a Beak and Feathers Unearthed in China

Seeker:
Dinosaur's Slow Death Captured in 'Saddest' Fossil

Mysterious Universe:
Giant Prehistoric Sea Monster Discovered In Antarctica

National Geographic:
Inside the Private Lives of Orangutans

Daily Mail:
One of the world's rarest turtles washes up in WALES: Reptile is 'lucky to be alive' after being swept 4,000 miles from home by strong currents

Seeker:
Penguins Get Their Own Tunnel in New Zealand

Daily Mail:
The 'Stone Age Atlantis': Stunning video reveals the 9,000-year-old settlement found submerged under the sea off Sweden

Daily Mail:
Millennia-old mummy belonging to a servant of warrior king Thutmose III's household is discovered in 'very good condition' in Luxor

BBC History Extra:
How to succeed in Ancient Rome

BBC History Extra:
At home with the Romans

Daily Mail:
Could YOU survive the suicide circle? Math puzzle solved by Jewish soldier to avoid death at the hands of Roman soldiers explained

Atlas Obscura:
Iran's Great Wall Is Now Buried and Forgotten

Atlas Obscura:
A Visual Tour Through Colombia's Ancient Lost City

Mental Floss:
Archaeologists Discover Rare Viking Tools in Danish Fortress

The Guardian:
Fountains Abbey study reveals scale of monks' burial site

The History Blog:
Curtain Theatre stage, secret passageway revealed

Smithsonian Magazine:
Shakespeare May Have Tailored "Henry V" for a Specific Theater

The History Blog:
Supreme Number One imperial musket slays at auction

The History Blog:
Conserving The Death of Buddha

BBC:
How Casanova's provocative memoir created a legend

History.com:
When Stanley Met Livingstone

Mental Floss:
Why Is This Little-Known American Parachutist Famous in Estonia?

Daily Mail:
Girls on the Bridge painted by Edvard Munch sells at Sotheby's in New York for $54MILLION - after selling for $7.7m in 1996

Inside Science:
Japanese Balloon Attack Almost Interrupted Building First Atomic Bombs

Gizmodo:
The Nazis Kept a List of Powerful American Friends in Los Angeles, Including the Co-Founder of UCLA

Daily Mail:
Mystery of London's killer fog solved: Researchers reveal how chemicals combined to form acidic haze that killed 12,000 in 1952

New Atlas:
The world's most expensive car: 3 Ferrari 250 GTOs for sale at more than $55 million each

Mental Floss:
From Ham to Sandwich: 40 Odd British Place Names

Gizmodo:
This Animated Modern Twist of a Bizarre Famous Painting Is Just Delightful

November 18, 2016

New Atlas:
Lexus unveils (fictional) single-seat spacecraft

Daily Mail:
Meet 'Baby Boom': Richard Branson-backed mini-concorde that can fly from London to New York in 3.5 hours is unveiled

New Atlas:
Boom unveils XB-1 supersonic passenger plane prototype

Mental Floss:
14 Ethereal Secrets of Skywriters

Daily Mail:
Move over James Bond: World's first commercially available jetpack is now on sale to 'well qualified buyers'

BBC:
The balloons that soar to the edge of space

Mental Floss:
On This Day in 1980, Voyager 1 Showed Us Saturn

November 17, 2016

Lions Ground News:
Treasure of UFO Files: Spanish Ministry of Defence Released X-Files

Spaceflight Now:
Three-person crew ready to embark on space station expedition

Spaceflight Now:
Delta 4 rocket undergoes launch day simulation for its next Air Force mission

New Scientist:
China's space station now has insects, weeds and rice on board

Space Daily:
Opportunity heads to next waypoint at over 27 miles on the odometer

Daily Mail:
The incredible blue dunes of Mars: Stunning NASA image reveals layers of ancient rock

Seeker:
Cassini Watches Titan's Clouds Blow in the Wind

Universe Today:
Preview: Comet 45P/Honda–Mrkos–Pajdusakova Brightens in December

Atlas Obscura:
The Tiny Kentucky Town That Eclipse Fans Are Obsessing Over

History.com:
A Brief History of Halley's Comet Sightings

November 16, 2016

Toronto Star:
Porter plane narrowly avoids collision with mystery object

Daily Mail:
Pilot of passenger jet forced to put the aircraft into a steep DIVE to avoid a 'UFO' that was 'too high to be a drone' in emergency over Canada that injured two cabin crew

Spaceflight Now:
Soyuz crew launcher rolled out for liftoff from Kazakhstan

Spaceflight Insider:
Soyuz MS-03 to send trio to ISS

Spaceflight Now:
Video: Soyuz rocket rolled to pad for Expedition 50 crew launch

Space Daily:
Meteorites reveal lasting drought on Mars

New Scientist:
Spacecraft could taste Europa's sea by sampling its atmosphere

Universe Today:
Discovery Of A Nearby Super Earth With Only 5 Times Our Mass

Universe Today:
What Is The Interplanetary Transport Network?

November 15, 2016

Popular Science:
Should we be worried about SpaceX's plan to fuel the Falcon 9 with astronauts on board?

Spaceflight Now:
Mysterious weather satellite launched from China

Spaceflight Insider:
First piece of new Chinese weather satellite constellation launches

Astrobiology Magazine:
A Funnel on Mars Could Be a Place to Look for Life

Daily Mail:
Intelligent aliens are most likely to be MACHINES, astronomers claims

November 14, 2016

Pocono Herald:
Carbondale UFO tale rises again

Atlas Obscura:
Mystery Space Junk Crashes Into Myanmar

Spaceflight Insider:
Long March 11 launches pioneering X-ray pulsar navigation spacecraft

Seeker:
How We Know Europe's Mars Lander Crashed

New Scientist:
Beagle Mars probe probably didn't crash, new analysis shows

Seeker:
Mars' Mega-Drought Revealed in Meteorite Rust

Daily Mail:
The strange 'funnel' on Mars that scientists say could be the best place to look for alien life

Science Daily:
Comet Chury is much younger than previously thought

Seeker:
Australian Telescope Joins Hunt for Intelligent Aliens

WEEKEND EDITION: November 12 through November 13, 2016

Forbes:
Ask Ethan: Could The Universe Be Infinite?

Universe Today:
When Was the First Light in the Universe?

Forbes:
Solution To Dark Matter Proposes That Gravity Is An Illusion

Forbes:
Five Independent Signs Of New Physics In The Universe

Gizmodo:
Interactive Periodic Table Reveals Exactly How We Use All Those Elements

Slate - Bad Astronomy:
Thera Incognita

Stuff NZ:
Central Otago rocks reveal earth's secrets

Stuff NZ:
Scientists are mapping Yellowstone's plumbing to find out why it's so explosive

Astrobiology Magazine:
Studying how the first biomolecule self-replicated

Astrobiology Magazine:
Life took hold on land 300 million years earlier than thought

Science Magazine:
Has a new mutation in the Ebola virus made it deadlier?

Daily Mail:
Did Dinosaurs SURVIVE the 'great dying' 250 million years ago? New study claims creatures may not have been killed off in mass extinction and could have roamed the earth 30 million years earlier than thought

Daily Mail:
Revealed: 75 million-year-old CLAW of a flesh-eating dinosaur is found in a 'remarkable' state of preservation

Seeker:
Fossilized Leaves Reveal How Earth Recovered After Mass Extinction

Daily Mail:
Swifter than a swift: Brazilian bat clocked at over 100mph becomes the fastest flier in the animal kingdom

Seeker:
Neanderthal DNA Is Being Purged From Our Genomes

Seeker:
Ancient Irish Grave Yields Europe's Oldest Polished Ax

The History Blog:
120 boats carved on building near pharaoh's tomb

Daily Mail:
The wave that sunk Atlantis: Deadly tsunamis in the late Bronze Age may have been driven by lava flow

Ancient Origins:
What Went Wrong? The Real Story of the Battle of Thermopylae

The History Blog:
Huge Gallo-Roman villa found in Brittany

The History Blog:
Rare Viking toolbox discovered at Borgring

Ancient Origins:
Rare Ming Dynasty Banknote Found Hidden Inside a Chinese Sculpture

Atlas Obscura:
Protect Your Library the Medieval Way, With Horrifying Book Curses

The History Blog:
Stolen illuminated manuscript leaf to return to Italy

The History Blog:
St. Anne's Well rescued from oblivion

The History Blog:
Vasari's Last Supper restored after 50 years

Smithsonian Magazine:
Hi-Res Photography Reveals New Details of the Centuries Old Aberdeen Bestiary

Seeker:
Flood-Damaged Masterpiece Miraculously Restored

Digg:
Disputed Caravaggio Painting To Go on Display in Milan

Atlas Obscura:
The 200-Year Old Book That Sent the East Coast Into a Sex Panic

History.com:
Jefferson & Adams: Founding Frenemies

Stuff NZ:
An alleged fragment from the Pink and White Terraces is up for sale

The History Blog:
Rare dodgy nickel found in Deadwood

Mysterious Universe:
Bram Stoker's Secret: The Strange Lost Chapter of "Dracula"

Smithsonian Magazine:
New Digital Collection Unveils the Other Stories of 'Anne of Green Gables' Creator

Smithsonian Magazine:
See the Cold War-Era Trains Berlin Is Bringing Back Into Service

History.com:
The Disaster that Deluged Florence's Cultural Treasures

Flashbak:
Program Your Future: Remembering Coleco's Adam Computer (1983)

The Atlantic:
The Lost Civilization of Dial-Up Bulletin Board Systems

Gizmodo:
Canadian Military Investigates Mysterious Pings From the Arctic Seafloor

New Atlas:
The 5 best mirrorless cameras for beginners 2016

Flashbak:
Twenty Fabulous Designs by Edward McKnight Kauffer

Mental Floss:
Introducing an Edvard Munch-Inspired Action Figure

November 11, 2016

Daily Mail:
Watch as 500 Intel drones create a dazzling light show: System could be a step towards flying billboards

New Atlas:
Northop Grumman to build laser beam control system for future aircraft

BBC:
The WWII design genius that inspired a Mars explorer

Seeker:
Recycling Space Junk for Missions to Mars

Popular Science:
10 Disgusting Ways Your Body Betrays You In Space

Seeker:
That Time When a NASA Satellite Spied on Mars Robots

Ars Technica:
Gus Grissom taught NASA a hard lesson: "You can hurt yourself in the ocean"

November 10, 2016

History.com:
America's First UFO Sighting

Ars Technica:
China now has a rocket that can land taikonauts on the Moon

Daily Mail:
Splashdown for the capsule that could take man to Mars: Navy tests recovery of the Orion craft as it prepares for its first mission

Daily Mail:
Call that a dead planet? Stunning animations reveal gigantic dust storms, clouds and high winds rolling across the Martian surface

Astrobiology Magazine:
A Record of Ancient Tectonic Stress on Mars

Daily Mail:
Why is Pluto 'leaking' X-rays? Astronomers baffled by emissions from the dwarf planet

Forbes:
Is Earth Our Solar System's Missing 'Super-Earth?'

New Scientist:
Exoplanet hunters are missing 75 per cent of two-star worlds

New Atlas:
"Beaver moon" to be the biggest supermoon since 1949

November 9, 2016

Space Daily:
China "well prepared" to launch Chang'e-5 lunar probe in 2017: top scientist

Popular Science:
After 20 Years, NASA Finally Finished Building The James Webb Space Telescope

Astrobiology Magazine:
Giant Radio Telescope Turns to New-Found Nearby Planet

Seeker:
Cassini's Last Days at Saturn Will be Science Gold

Slate - Bad Astronomy:
Able Was I, Ere I Saw Oxo Crater

Popular Science:
Juno Is Still Stuck In The Wrong Orbit Around Jupiter

Seeker:
Space Laser to Help Robots 'Sniff Out' Alien Life

Scientific American:
This Blue Alien Planet Is Not At All Earth-Like

November 8, 2016

KVLY-TV:
How common are large fireballs like the one many of you reported seeing?

Seeker:
SpaceX Finds Rocket Explosion 'Smoking Gun'

Space News:
Musk predicts mid-December return to flight for Falcon 9

Spaceflight Insider:
NASA advisory board worried about SpaceX fueling processes

Space Daily:
The Growing Necessity for Space Traffic Management

Space News:
Air Force picks ADS to demo an all-commercial alternative to Space-Track catalog

Spaceflight Now:
Atlas 5 rocket to launch space station cargo delivery mission in March

Seeker:
Undiscovered Moons May Lurk in Our Own Solar System

Daily Mail:
What happens when a killer asteroid smashes into LA? Nasa simulates 'inevitable' hit in bid to prepare for real emergencies

November 7, 2016

Daily Mail:
Blazing 'fireball' is captured lighting up the sky as it falls to the ground in Siberia

New Atlas:
Newly discovered asteroid gives Earth a near miss

Spaceflight Now:
Navy satellite claws its way to usable orbit after main engine failure

Seeker:
China Just Launched Its Most Powerful Rocket Ever

Spaceflight Now:
China launches Long March 5, one of the world's most powerful rockets

New Scientist:
China's Long March 5 heavy-lift rocket takes first flight

Spaceflight Insider:
China conducts maiden launch of powerful Long March 5 booster

Spaceflight Now:
Video: Long March 5 rocket lifts off on maiden flight

Space News:
Weather scrubs SpaceShipTwo glide flight test

Seeker:
Baby Moon-Birthing Collision Slapped Earth Sideways

Daily Mail:
OA on the red planet: New colour images reveal fragments of Schiaparelli after Europe's Mars lander's hit the surface in a fiery explosion

Astrobiology Magazine:
Curiosity Mars Rover Checks Odd-looking Iron Meteorite

Astrobiology Magazine:
Iron-Loving Bacteria a Model For Mars Life

Universe Today:
Monster Meteorite Found in Texas

Geek:
Your Guide to the November Sky

Stuff NZ:
Biggest supermoon of the century set to illuminate the sky

WEEKEND EDITION: November 5 through November 6, 2016

New Scientist:
Physics tweak solves five of the biggest problems in one go

Daily Mail:
A step towards LIMITLESS energy: Loophole found in a fundamental law of physics may lead to infinite power

Robohub:
Can a brain-computer interface convert your thoughts to text?

Daily Mail:
The mystery of the 100,000 year cycle that plunges the Earth into an ice age: Researchers say CO2 in oceans may be to blame

Daily Mail:
The veins of America: Stunning map shows every river basin in the US

Daily Mail:
The volcano that ended an earthquake: Rising magma halted the 'unzipping' of a powerful tremor on a Japanese island

Gizmodo:
The Deadliest Volcano in the United States Just Got Really Weird

Daily Mail:
The FRIENDLY dinosaurs: Huge cache of bones suggests bird-like creatures flocked together in social groups

Science Magazine:
Controversial 'four-legged snake' may be ancient lizard instead

Science Magazine:
Ancient sea monster battle revealed in unusual fossil

The Atlantic:
Oldest squawk box suggests dinosaurs were no songbirds

Seeker:
9-Foot Salmon Once Spawned in California Rivers

Live Science:
Mysterious Bison Hybrid Revealed from Ancient DNA and Cave Paintings

Smithsonian Magazine:
Where to See the World's Biggest Spiders

Daily Mail:
Common swifts fly non-stop for 10 MONTHS every year: Record-breaking birds only come down to breed

Daily Mail:
Pacific islanders may carry the DNA of an unknown human species: Genetic study reveals ancient Melanesians interbred with a mysterious hominid

Ars Technica:
First discovery of 50,000-year-old human settlements in Australian interior

Daily Mail:
Revealed: 40,000-year-old tools used by Stone Age artisans to create body paint are found in an Ethiopian cave

Mysterious Universe:
Paleolithic Cave Art In Spain Could Be First Of Its Kind

Live Science:
3,800-Year-Old 'Tableau' of Egyptian Boats Discovered

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

Daily Mail:
Ghost fleet: Explorers accidentally find a graveyard of more than 40 perfectly preserved ancient shipwrecks at the bottom of the Black Sea

Smithsonian Magazine:
Renaissance Europe Was Horrified by Reports of a Sea Monster That Looked Like a Monk Wearing Fish Scales

Seeker:
Cavemen Hunted Ice Age Lions to Extinction for Their Pelts

Smithsonian Magazine:
The Oldest-Known Carving of the 10 Commandments Is Going up for Auction

The History Blog:
Rare Pictish cross slab found on Orkney

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

Atlas Obscura:
How a Forged Sculpture Boosted Michelangelo's Early Career

Smithsonian Magazine:
What to Know About Shakespeare's Newly Credited Collaborator Christopher Marlowe

BBC History Extra:
A brief history of coffee: a drink for the devil

Smithsonian Magazine:
The Surprising History of Cuba's Patron Saint

The History Blog:
Extremely rare British coin found in boy's toy box

History.com:
How a Phony 18th Century Chess Robot Fooled the World

Flashbak:
Victor Hugo's Blotto Drawings In Coal, Dust And Blood (1848-1866)

The History Blog:
A True Tale of Grave-Robbing Horror, Part I

The History Blog:
A True Tale of Grave-Robbing Horror, Part II

The History Blog:
A True Tale of Grave-Robbing Horror, Part III

Smithsonian Magazine:
These Women Reporters Went Undercover to Get the Most Important Scoops of Their Day

Flashbak:
Portraits Of Ellis Island Immigrants In Color (1907)

Daily Mail:
Haunting letters reveal Titanic officer's 'queer feeling' about the ship even before the start of ill-fated voyage

Daily Mail:
Mystery of the WWI U-Boat and the 'sea monster' solved: How bungling German captain sank his own vessel after demanding a heater in his cabin - and then blamed the leak on a creature of the deep

The Atlantic:
That Time the Statue of Liberty Almost Got a Glowing Wrist Watch

Seeker:
Drilling in LA Triggered Quakes in Early 1900s

BBC History Extra:
The young Elizabeth II: life before she was Queen

Smithsonian Magazine:
Why We Call the Axis Powers the Axis Powers

Daily Mail:
Did Amelia Earhart die a castaway after crashing on a Pacific island? Researchers say pioneering aviator's 'unusually long forearms' show skeleton found in remote spot could be her

Forbes:
The Mysterious Disappearance Of Amelia Earhart's Skeleton

History.com:
Mount Rushmore's Secret Chamber

Mysterious Universe:
Russian Scientists Find Mysterious Lost Nazi Arctic Base

Flashbak:
The Glorious WW2 Posters of Patrick Cokayne Keely

Smithsonian Magazine:
The Story of How McDonald's First Got Its Start

Atlas Obscura:
The First People to Push the Panic Button Were Korean War Pilots

Daily Mail:
Diver may have found 'lost nuke' missing since cold war off Canada coast

BBC History Extra:
How significant was the Suez Crisis?

Smithsonian Magazine:
The Black Panthers Were Founded 50 Years Ago, and Their Influence Hasn't Waned

Ars Technica:
The (updated) history of Android

Ars Technica:
Bizarre leaked Pentagon video is a science fiction story about the future of cities

Atlas Obscura:
Inside the NSA's For-Sale Spy Town

Live Science:
The 25 Most Mysterious Archaeological Finds on Earth

Atlas Obscura:
Watch These Men Perform Acrobatic Flips over Bulls

November 4, 2016

Daily Mail:
China proudly debuts its new stealth jet it built 'by hacking into US computers and stealing plans'

Daily Mail:
China unveils drone bomber that can fly 15,000 miles and stay in the air for two days to deliver smart bombs and radar jammers

Daily Mail:
The future of air travel (and not a runway in sight) Boeing reveals 100 passenger plane that takes off like a helicopter then transforms into a traditional aircraft

Aviation Week:
Supersonic Hopefuls: Who Will Be First To Fly?

Aviation Week:
Scary Landings And Runway Sights

Aviation Week:
In Pictures: A Potted History Of Ejection Seats

Florida Today:
50 years ago, Air Force 'MOL' program launched only mission

Business Insider:
Just months after Apollo 11, NASA sent men to the moon with porn strapped to their wrists

November 3, 2016

Spaceflight Insider:
China to debut powerful next-generation Long March 5 launcher Thursday

Popular Science:
How NASA Found The Lost ExoMars Lander So Quickly

Science Magazine:
Solar storms can weaken Earth's magnetic field

Stuff NZ:
New twist explains how a single giant impact could have blasted the moon into being

Daily Mail:
Saturn from above: Stunning new Cassini image shows the giant hexagonal storms at the planet's North Pole and its icy rings in unprecedented detail

Universe Today:
Even Though it's an Alien World, Titan's Canyons Would Look Very Familiar

Space Daily:
Discovery of binary-binary calls solar system formation into question

History.com:
Vulcan: The Famous Planet that Never Existed

November 2, 2016

Daily Mail:
Little green yen: Mysterious emerald-green orb 'UFO' appears over Japan, leaving a trail of sparks behind it

Space News:
U.S. Air Force awards commercial space-surveillance contract

Spaceflight Now:
Chinese astronauts halfway through country's longest space mission

Popular Science:
Virgin Galactic Calls Off SpaceShipTwo's Glide Test

Spaceflight Now:
Photos: Soyuz lands in Kazakhstan with U.S.-Russian-Japanese crew

Universe Today:
Curiosity Finds a Melted Space Metal Meteorite on the Surface of Mars

Seeker:
We've Found 15,000 Near-Earth Space Rocks

Stuff NZ:
'Hellhole of the universe' where it rains glass, winds reach 8700kmh and it's 1000 degrees Celsius

Popular Science:
Could A Black Hole Be Blocking The Light From That 'Alien Megastructure' Star?

November 1, 2016

Mysterious Universe:
French Town Upholds 62-Year-Old Ban on UFOs

KXAN-TV:
WATCH: Fireball streaks across northern Japan

Universe Today:
SpaceX Makes Progress Replicating Failure that Caused Falcon 9 Pad Explosion

Sputnik News:
NASA, Roscosmos Discuss Joint Mission to Venus

Seeker:
Secrets of Moon's Mysterious Ringed Basin Revealed

Universe Today:
Best Photos Yet of the Mars Lander's Demise

Seeker:
Mars' Newest Crater Could Be a Target for Science

Spaceflight Now:
Juno recovers from reboot, but propulsion problem lingers

Spaceflight Now:
Final Pluto data transmission received from flyby probe

Universe Today:
It Took 15 Months, but all of New Horizons' Data Has Finally Been Downloaded

Stuff NZ:
Watch: NASA releases amazing HD video of inside the International Space Station

October 31, 2016

Spaceflight Now:
International space crew wraps up nearly four months in orbit

Spaceflight Insider:
Three nations, one landing: Expedition 49 crew members return safely to Earth

Spaceflight Insider:
DMSP F-12 breaks up on orbit

Spaceflight Now:
Video: Soyuz MS-01 leaves the space station for landing

Spaceflight Now:
Video: Soyuz MS-01 lands with three-person space crew

Spaceflight Now:
Video: Crew members extracted from the Soyuz after landing

Spaceflight Now:
New images resolve finer details of Mars lander's crash site

Space Daily:
Potential new hunting ground for exoplanets discovered

Universe Today:
The Search Is On For Alien Signals Around Tabby's Star

Seeker:
'Aliens?!' How the News Will Spread in a Digital Age

HALLOWEEN WEEKEND EDITION: October 29 through October 30, 2016

Daily Mail:
The universe may have a 'self-destruct button' that could WIPE OUT life in an instant - and we wouldn't see it coming

Sputnik News:
The Nightmare Machine: MIT Experiments With AI Designed For Fear

Atlas Obscura:
Watch the Devil's Fingers Rising From the Underworld

Daily Mail:
Why snakes slither: Mutation in the creature's DNA caused it to lose its legs 100 million years ago

Daily Mail:
Meal to go! Amazing moment giant huntsman spider carries a MOUSE away with its fangs

Mental Floss:
14 Reanimated Facts About 'The Bride Of Frankenstein'

Gizmodo:
All 58 Stephen King Movie and TV Series Adaptations, Ranked

Gizmodo:
Watch All the Awesome Spells Cast in the Harry Potter Movies in Alphabetical Order

Mental Floss:
The Real Story That Inspired 'The Conjuring 2'

Live Science:
25 Grisly Archaeological Discoveries

Ancient Origins:
Ancient Demons and Their Infernal Legacy

Ancient Origins:
Decapitating Demons May Be the Oldest Fearsome Entities of Ancient Egypt

Mental Floss:
8 Historic Accounts of Werewolves

Ancient Origins:
Witch Familiars, Spirit Guardians and Demons

Smithsonian Magazine:
Visit the Site of the Biggest Witch Trial in History

Mental Floss:
5 Forgotten Fairy Tales From the Brothers Grimm

Mental Floss:
Flip Through Mary Shelley's Draft Notebooks for 'Frankenstein'

Mental Floss:
Le Karnice, the Victorian Coffin Designed to Save Lives

Atlas Obscura:
The Strange Secret Behind the Tragic Deaths of Oscar Wilde's Half-Sisters

Daily Mail:
Researchers reveal the bizarre Victorian seances that 'brought artists back from the dead' - and the paintings they produced

Mental Floss:
6 Classic Seance Tricks Explained

Mental Floss:
This Explorer's Corpse Has Been Trapped in Ice for More Than a Century

Atlas Obscura:
The Dyatlov Pass Incident

Atlas Obscura:
Watch a Serial Killer Play the Dating Game

Mental Floss:
10 Amazingly Intricate Jack O'Lanterns

BBC History Extra:
9 haunted historic houses

Mental Floss:
8 Haunted Houses You Can Buy Right Now

Mysterious Universe:
Bizarre Last Calls from People Who Vanished or Died Mysteriously

Atlas Obscura:
11 Hidden Spots to Enter the Underworld

October 28, 2016

Daily Mail:
Expert says Russian and Chinese anti-satellite weapons are the 'new reality' and warns ALL US satellites are at risk

Daily Mail:
Russia fires its radical hypersonic 'super nuke' warhead: Prototype of mysterious 'object 4202' blasted off on top of a ballistic missile

New Atlas:
The seven best drones for your Christmas wish list

New Atlas:
Robotic ALIAS puts Cessna Caravan through basic maneuvers

Popular Mechanics:
A Stabilized Stunt Plane Flight Is More Dizzying Than the Real Thing

The Atlantic:
Why the U.S. Military Still Flies Cold-War Era Planes

Smithsonian Magazine:
I Was a Card-Carrying Member of the "First Moon Flights" Club

Atlas Obscura:
The 1942 Ghost Blimp That Bewildered a California Town

Mental Floss:
How A Misinterpreted Anagram Predicted The Moons of Mars

Smithsonian Magazine:
How Artists, Mad Scientists and Speculative Fiction Writers Made Spaceflight Possible

October 27, 2016

Mysterious Universe:
New Wikileaks Emails Discuss "Fastwalker" UFOs

Sputnik News:
The Truth is Out There? Glowing Meteor Crashes in Siberia, Sparks UFO Rumors

Spaceflight Insider:
NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft in good health after testing its thrusters

Spaceflight Now:
Chinese space lab deploys compact satellite for external surveys

Space News:
Smallsats still need to prove their military utility, Air Force space official says

Universe Today:
New 'Selfie' MicroSatellite Captures Images of Chinese Space Station

Scientific American:
How NASA Fights to Keep Dying Spacecraft Alive

Air & Space Magazine:
Marsquakes May Point the Way to Life

Space Daily:
Titan experiences dramatic seasonal changes

Sputnik News:
Earth-Like, Water-Rich Planets Could Be Common to Red Dwarfs

Universe Today:
How Many Planets are There in the Galaxy?

Seeker:
Kepler's 'Alien Megastructure' Star to Spill SETI Secrets?

Stuff NZ:
SETI hunt to focus on distant 'alien megastructure' star

Daily Mail:
'Alien megastructure' 1,400 light years away will be looked at for signs of life by Stephen Hawking's £80m Breakthrough Listen project

October 26, 2016

Motherboard:
Dead Mars Lander Thought It Had Safely Landed Before It Crashed

Science Magazine:
Mars lander crash complicates follow-up rover in 2020

WAAY-TV:
U.S. remains only nation to successfully land on Mars after European lander crash

Science Magazine:
Objects beyond Neptune provide fresh evidence for Planet Nine

Seeker:
How The Mysterious Planet 9 Is Tilting Our Solar System

Popular Science:
What's Inside Proxima Centauri B, Our Nearest Exoplanet Neighbor

Seeker:
Proxima b COULD be habitable, researchers say: Planet could harbor a massive ocean and gassy atmosphere

Seeker:
Some Alien Worlds Could Have 'Too Much' Water for Life

October 25, 2016

U.S. Department of Defense:
Top Official Describes DARPA Real-Time Space Awareness Efforts

Space News:
Another U.S. Air Force weather satellite just broke up in orbit

New Atlas:
CubeSats could soon be zooming around space under their own power

Seeker:
Trip to Mars Could Throw Off Astronauts' Balance

Seeker:
Computer Glitch Nixes Juno's Run at Jupiter

Seeker:
Violent Volcanic Eruptions on Jupiter Moon Io Mapped

Daily Mail:
Stormy with a chance of methane showers: Cassini watches as Titan plunges into a harsh winter

Mashable:
The first photo of Earth from space was taken 70 years ago

October 24, 2016

Gizmodo:
It Looks Like NASA Found ESA's Crashed Mars Lander

New Atlas:
Sudden impact? Latest data points to parachute problem for ESA's Mars lander

Seeker:
Mars Lander Crashed, Possibly Exploded

New Scientist:
Mars orbiter spots new crater that may be ExoMars's lost lander

Sapceflight Now:
Cygnus cargo craft snared by station's robot arm

Spaceflight Insider:
Orbital ATK's OA-5 Cygnus spacecraft arrives at the ISS

New Atlas:
Tracing comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko back to its likely origins

New Atlas:
Sun's tilt attributed to influence of unseen Planet Nine

WEEKEND EDITION: October 22, 2016 through October 23, 2016

Gizmodo:
How the Universe Could Annihilate Itself at the Speed of Light

Gizmodo:
Enormous, Mysterious Ice Avalanches Strike Tibet

Daily Mail:
A gem of a find! Stunned Burma miners unearth world's most valuable piece of jade worth $160 MILLION

Gizmodo:
Earthquake Faults Around San Francisco Are Dangerously Interconnected

Seeker:
Ancient Armor-Plated Fish Was a Bottom-Feeding Giant

Seeker:
Skin Impression From Europe's 'Last Dinosaur' Found

Daily Mail:
Fossils of rare 100-million-year-old swordfish with huge teeth found in Queensland

New Atlas:
New dinosaur species helps unravel ancient migration mysteries

Daily Mail:
Trix the T-Rex arrives in the Holland: Stunning 43ft-long fossil goes on display after flying across the Atlantic

Seeker:
Tiny 'Beardogs' Get New Place in Carnivore Family Tree

Daily Mail:
It's true, elephants NEVER forget! Touching footage shows baby Kham Lha wading across a river to rescue her favourite trainer

Daily Mail:
Revealed: 50 'striking' animal images are found engraved in a Spanish cave after being hidden for 14,000 years

Seeker:
Mastodon Skeleton in Michigan Best Since 1940s

Seeker:
Great Pyramid Find: Two Mysterious Cavities With Unusual Features

Daily Mail:
Great Pyramid's secret rooms revealed: Two mysterious 'cavities' are uncovered in Egypt's 4,500-year-old monument

New Atlas:
Drones and virtual reality combine to recreate mysterious archaeological site

Live Science:
25 New 'Dead Sea Scrolls' Revealed

Daily Mail:
Secret tombs uncovered in Mayan pyramids could unravel the secrets of the mysterious 'snake kings'

The History Blog:
Huge mosaic floor in Jericho unveiled for one day

The History Blog:
Tiny 8th c. "horned" Odin found in Denmark

Daily Mail:
The first king: 1200 AD tomb reveals ancient city invented new kind of society and was the first of the Pacific Islands to be ruled by a single chief

The History Blog:
First possible victim of killer boomerang found

The History Blog:
Villa of one of the last pagan Roman senators found

Daily Mail:
Child's 600-year-old shoe is found at Newton Abbot: Well-preserved leather sandal dates back to Henry V

Daily Mail:
What a find! Rare Tudor ring unearthed by an amateur treasure hunter in York is sold for a 'five figure sum'

The History Blog:
Has the victim of 322-year-old royal intrigue been found?

The History Blog:
Hidden self-portrait found in 17th c. Dutch painting

The History Blog:
Unique London museum restored to its former chaotic splendour

Smithsonian Magazine:
Newly Discovered Letters Bring New Insight Into the Life of a Civil War Soldier

Smithsonian Magazine:
Ulysses S. Grant Launched an Illegal War Against the Plains Indians, Then Lied About It

Daily Mail:
Ancient China, through the lens of a Scotsman: First ever travel guide photographs of the remote Far East emerge after 140 years

Daily Mail:
From Scarface to senile: Inside Al Capone's fall from criminal kingpin to syphilis-riddled madman with the mental age of a 12-year-old who held 'conversations' with men he'd had killed

Gizmodo:
House of Tomorrow From 1933 Declared National Treasure, Will Be Restored

Smithsonian Magazine:
When Curious George Made a Daring Escape From the Nazis

Daily Mail:
Giant of the skies finally comes home: Plane that survived WWII only to crash in Siberia in 1947 is recovered (including the diary survivors wrote on the fuselage)

New Atlas:
Market snapshot from Bonham's Autumn Stafford Motorcycle auction

New Atlas:
Duemila Route Auction: Iconic boys toys collection set for auction

Daily Mail:
See how a Pope vacations - (just not this one!) Luxurious Papal apartments are opened to the public for the first time after Francis refused to stay there because they are too plush for his taste

Live Science:
Cracking Codices: 10 of the Most Mysterious Ancient Manuscripts

October 21, 2016

Popular Science:
After Rough Descent, Europe's Mars Lander Is Probably Dead

Tech Crunch:
A failed lander and a working orbiter - everything we know about ESA's ExoMars mission

Mashable:
History's most spectacular Mars mission fails

The Guardian:
Total recall ... of unsuccessful attempts to land on Mars

Popular Mechanics:
What Europe's Other Lost Mars Lander Could Tell Us About Schiaparelli's Fate

Irish Examiner:
Why is it so hard to land on Mars?

National Geographic:
What Mars Maps Got Right (and Wrong) Through Time

Popular Science:
DARPA Just Gave The Air Force A Telescope To Watch For Satellite Sabotage

Pierre Capital Journal:
Floating on air: South Dakota's part in the early history of aviation

Smithsonian Magazine:
The Bizarre Tale of the Middle East's First Space Program

Spaceflight History:
"A Continuing Aspect of Human Endeavor": Bellcomm's January 1968 Lunar Exploration Program

Popular Science:
The 10 Most Important Aerospace Innovations Of The Year

October 20, 2016

Mysterious Universe:
UFO Landing Or Much Ado About Nothing?

New Atlas:
Contact lost with Schiaparelli lander as ExoMars 2016 arrives at the Red Planet

The Guardian:
ESA Mars lander feared lost in final minutes of descent

Seeker:
Not a Good Sign: Europe's Lander Went Silent During Mars Landing

CBS News:
Soyuz blasts off with three bound for space station

Spaceflight Insider:
Expedition 49 trio en route to ISS after flawless launch from Baikonur

Wired:
China Wants the Moon. But First, It Has to Spend a Month in Space

Spaceflight Now:
Soyuz crew blasts off from Kazakhstan

The Guardian:
Was Venus the first habitable planet in our solar system?

Daily Mail:
Venus may STILL have active volcanoes: Earth's 'evil twin' shows signs of recent lava flows

New Scientist:
Pluto may sport clouds of poisonous acid and flammable gases

Daily Mail:
Icy world with a bizarre 20,000-year orbit may lead the way to a mysterious NINTH planet in our solar system

Mysterious Universe:
New Study Claims Life on Mars Discovered in 1976 by Viking 1

October 19, 2016

CBS News:
Repaired Soyuz ready to carry three to space station

Spaceflight Now:
Shenzhou 11 glides to orbital link-up with Chinese space lab

Space Daily:
China closer to establishing permanent space station with launch of Shenzhou-11

Astrobiology Magazine:
Buried Glaciers on Mars

Daily Mail:
How the REAL 'Death Star' was born: Astronomers reveal how Martian moon Phobos got its distinctive shape

New Scientist:
Uranus might have two dark moons we've never seen before

Seeker:
Proxima Centauri Is Like Our Sun... on Steroids

New Scientist:
Proxima b's hyperactive star is more sun-like than thought

Seeker:
Our Universe Has 10-20 Times More Galaxies Than Thought

October 18, 2016

Sputnik News:
Antares Rocket Takes Off to ISS

New Atlas:
Antares booster makes a comeback as OA-5 blasts off for the ISS

Spaceflight Insider:
Soyuz MS-02 spacecraft finally ready for launch

Spaceflight Now:
Video: Soyuz rocket rolled to pad for Expedition 49 crew launch

Daily Mail:
Blast off! China sends two astronauts to live onboard its space station in nation's longest manned mission yet

New Scientist:
ExoMars spacecraft splits in two to explore Mars surface and air

Scientific American:
Schiaparelli Lander Prepares for Touchdown on Mars

Seeker:
Glitch Stalls Juno Engine Burn at Jupiter

New Atlas:
Stubborn valves leave Juno hanging

Mysterious Universe:
Strange Satellite Blackouts In "Bermuda Triangle" Of Space

New Scientist:
Strange signals from 234 stars could be ET - or human error

October 17, 2016

Times-Picayune:
Morning 'fireball' seen over Lake Pontchartrain was a meteor

WTVA:
Meteor breaks apart over Louisville

CBS News:
China launches two-man crew to station module

Daily Mail:
East Coast set for space show: 7:40pm Space Station supply rocket blast off set to be visible from South Carolina to Massachusetts

Seeker:
Moon Craters Appearing Faster Than Thought

Daily Mail:
European space probe starts three-day descent to Mars to begin its hunt for the search for intelligent life on the red planet

Seeker:
ExoMars Lander Separates and Coasts to Red Planet

Spaceflight Now:
Mission managers keeping Juno in elongated orbit until December

Seeker:
Hurricane Matthew Trashes Iconic NASA Beach House

WEEKEND EDITION: October 15, 2016 through October 16, 2016

Forbes:
Are The Beginning And End Of The Universe Connected?

Stuff NZ:
Fundamental particle discovered by error

Seeker:
The Spooky Secret Behind AI's Power

Gizmag:
Do androids dream of folding laundry? Robots take center stage at CEATEC Japan 2016

Gizmodo:
Disney Just Invented a One-Legged Robot That Hops Like Tigger

Daily Mail:
Mystery of the Earth's missing crust solved: Researchers say massive amounts of land sank into the mantle when early continents collided

Daily Mail:
Megaquakes could be far more powerful than thought: Researchers find quakes can occur more than 15 MILES beneath California

Forbes:
The Most Mysterious Fault In California

National Geographic:
Giant Millipede Fossils May Reveal New Species

Daily Mail:
Meet our weird reptile ancestors: Bizarre 235-million year-old creatures gave rise to mammals

Daily Mail:
Forgotten fossil that lay in a museum for over a CENTURY is found to be a new species of 'British' ichthyosaur

Smithsonian Magazine:
The Strange Reappearance of the Once-Vanished Green Sea Turtle

Smithsonian Magazine:
Behind the Scenes at the National Zoo With the World's Most Dangerous Bird

Mental Floss:
14 Fascinating Facts About Foxes

Forbes:
Ancient Skeletons Suggest Foraging Was Healthier Than Agriculture

Mysterious Universe:
Rings of Power Found in Ancient Greek Warrior's Grave

The History Blog:
Ancient cannabis burial shroud found in China

The History Blog:
2,200-year-old lease contract found on tablet in Turkey

The History Blog:
Pompeii house virtually reconstructed in 3D

The History Blog:
Restituted Egyptian mummy portraits for sale

The History Blog:
Lost Viking rune stone found at Swedish church

Quanta Magazine:
Using Mathematics to Repair a Masterpiece

National Geographic:
Debunking the Myth of the 'Real' Robinson Crusoe

Atlas Obscura:
The Dramatic Life and Mysterious Death of Theodosia Burr

Smithsonian Magazine:
Understanding the Gospel of Nat Turner

National Geographic:
Nat Turner's Slave Uprising Left Complex Legacy

The History Blog:
Conservators dismantle 1830 Appleton pipe organ

Smithsonian Magazine:
Nine Places Where You Can Still See Wheel Tracks from the Oregon Trail

Atlas Obscura:
Meet Spring-Heeled Jack, the Leaping Devil That Terrorized Victorian England

Smithsonian Magazine:
How the Reno Gang Launched the Era of American Train Robberies

Flashbak:
Mata Hari In Photos: The Ultimate Femme Fatale and Woman of Courage

National Geographic:
What Can We Learn From a Nazi Time Capsule?

Gizmodo:
This Was the Bicycle of the Future in 1946

BBC History Extra:
The great British civil rights scandal: the Bristol bus boycott

Ars Technica:
How Soviet transparency(!) defused tensions during a near-Chernobyl at sea

Mental Floss:
The BBC Halloween Hoax That Traumatized Viewers

Wired:
What Happens When a Space Observatory Goes Rogue

Gizmag:
In Pictures: Ushering in the new at the 2016 Paris Motor Show

Daily Mail:
Monkey magic: Captivated orangutan tries to copy magician's trick when he 'transports' a card through the enclosure glass

October 14, 2016

Stuff NZ:
We have lift off - inaugural aurora flight set for take-off from Dunedin

Robohub:
The four coolest NASA robots

Spaceflight History:
Catching Some Comet Dust: Giotto II (1985)

Spaceflight History:
Naming the Space Station (1988)

Popular Science:
The Man Who Fixed Hubble

CBC:
Meet the black women who broke ground in NASA space race

Universe Today:
What was Sputnik One?

San Francisco Chronicle:
Chronicle Covers: When Soviets' Sputnik started the space race

October 13, 2016

Spaceflight Now:
Hurricane Nicole prompts Antares launch delay to Sunday

New Scientist:
The moon has hundreds more craters than we thought

Seeker:
Europe's Daring Mars Mission Prepares for Touchdown

Daily Mail:
Is there life on Mars? Europe's alien-hunting lander prepares to touch down on the red planet

Daily Mail:
Cosmic rays could FRY the brains of astronauts travelling to Mars causing 'chronic dementia' and paranoia

Universe Today:
A New Dwarf Planet Joins The Solar System Family

Daily Mail:
A gold rush: Earth's precious minerals formed when another world collided with our planet 4.45 billion years ago

Forbes:
Ask Ethan: How Can We See All The Way Back To The Big Bang?

Universe Today:
This Weekend: A Hunter's Full Moon Kicks Off Supermoon Season

October 12, 2016

Danbury News Times:
Author to seek info on area UFO sightings in 1983

Daily Mail:
US Air Force's X-37B space plane reaches 500 days in orbit - and we STILL don't know its mission

Popular Science:
Orbital ATK's Rocket Set To Finally Fly Again After 2014 Explosion [Updated]

Spaceflight Now:
Critical Antares rocket launch set for Friday night

Spaceflight Now:
Stratolaunch announces plan to fly with Pegasus rockets

Space Daily:
Schiaparelli readied for Mars landing

Spaceflight Now:
Curiosity's Recent Hard Work Produces Slew of Science

Daily Mail:
Stunning images of Mars beamed back from Indian space probe reveal the red planet in all its glory

Astrobiology Magazine:
How Deadly Would a Nearby Gamma Ray Burst Be?

Forbes:
How Do We Know The Shape Of Our Galaxy?

October 11, 2016

Spaceflight Now:
Cape gets back into rocket business after Hurricane Matthew

Space Daily:
Getting Ready for Shenzhou 11

New Scientist:
Orion service module passes major shake test at NASA's Plum Brook Station

New Scientist:
NASA completes 'summer of testing' for SLS and Orion

Daily Mail:
Radical ion rocket engine that could 'get to Mars and back on one tank of fuel' set to be tested on the ISS

Seeker:
What Is China Doing In Space?

Popular Science:
China's Private Space Industry Prepares To Compete With SpaceX And Blue Origin

Motley Fool:
Boeing and SpaceX Aren't Going Anywhere Without Biotechnology

Seeker:
NASA's Hi-Tech Gauze Could Heal Wounded Mars Astronauts

Astrobiology Magazine:
Study Predicts Next Global Dust Storm on Mars

Universe Today:
JPL Predicts Mars' Global Dust Storm To Arrive Within Weeks

Astrobiology Magazine:
Our galaxy's most-mysterious star is even stranger than astronomers thought

BBC News:
The myths and reality about interstellar travel

October 10, 2016

Northwest Florida Daily News:
UFOs in Northwest Florida (VIDEO)

Daily Star:
The Great British cover-up: New conspiracy claims over UK's biggest UFO incident

The Age:
The truth is (not) out there: how the Australian government stopped investigating UFOs

Daily Mail:
Great balls of fire! Bright meteor lights up the night sky stretching from Washington DC to Ontario

Seeker:
Space Launch Site Spared by Hurricane Matthew

Seeker:
Watch the Amazing Blue Origin Launch Abort in Slow-Mo

Forbes:
Given Its History, It's Very Likely That There Is Life On Mars

Universe Today:
Is Proxima Centauri b Basically Kevin Costner's Waterworld?

New Scientist:
Failed hunt for Proxima b's star transit leaves us in the dark

Seeker:
Eyeballing Proxima b: Probably Not a Second Earth

Popular Science:
Maybe Alien Life Runs On Cosmic Rays Instead Of Sunlight

Air & Space Magazine:
Is Beaming Messages to Other Stars a Wise Idea?

Universe Today:
Where Are All The Alien Robots?

WEEKEND EDITION: October 8, 2016 through October 9, 2016

Seeker:
What Is Beyond The Universe?

Seeker:
Cute Little Bot Ready to Be Your Friend

BBC News:
The place furthest from land is known as Point Nemo

Stuff NZ:
Meet our entrapping greenhouse gases

Daily Mail:
The world's deepest cave: Czech underwater find is at least 404 meters deep - and a robot probe STILL hasn't hit the bottom

Daily Mail:
Shells could be 200 MILLION years older than we thought: Ancient microbe fossils show mineral formation 809 million years ago

Daily Mail:
This bizarre cat-sized reptile challenges our understanding of how four-legged animals evolved

Forbes:
Lower Jaw Of Toothless Flying Reptile Discovered In Brazil

Daily Mail:
The dinosaur footprint as big as a man: Archaeologists find huge 70m year old fossil from a TITANOSUAR in Mongolia

Daily Mail:
Did primates emerge in a baptism of fire? Meteorite impact and forest blazes 56 million years ago may have triggered our evolution

Daily Mail:
A new species of extinct shark is discovered: Prehistoric predator is related to the 60ft Megalodon

Daily Mail:
Britain's last mammoths died when they fell en masse into an enormous pit left by melting ice 14,000 years ago

Smithsonian Magazine:
The Return of the Great American Jaguar

Daily Mail:
The first great seafarers: DNA from ancient skeletons reveals the Polynesians may have come from Taiwan 5,000 years ago

Daily Mail:
The real Lord of the Rings: Jewellery from 3,500-year-old warrior's tomb could give insights into the origins of Greek civilisation

The Guardian:
Pristine pressed flower among 'jaw-dropping' bronze age finds

Daily Mail:
Now that is one rental agreement that is hard to break: Inscription on 2,200-year-old Turkish marble slab may be the world's oldest tenancy contract

Smithsonian Magazine:
Happy 445th Birthday, Caravaggio

The History Blog:
Library acquires hand-drawn 1790 map of Detroit

The History Blog:
200-year-old pub, liquor found in Manchester

BBC History Extra:
Finding HMS Terror: the Franklin Expedition and making sense of the past

Mental Floss:
The Doctor Who Designed a Cipher Wheel to Decode Shakespeare

BBC History Extra:
Queen Victoria's children

The History Blog:
Stolen Van Gogh paintings found after 14 years

Jstor:
Why Oklahoma Has a Panhandle

Daily Mail:
America's poor and huddled masses in colour: Fascinating colourised photographs show hope of immigrants who arrived at New York's Ellis Island

Daily Mail:
'Goodbye, old man': Final farewell uttered to one another by the doomed Titanic crew is revealed in a newly-discovered account by the most senior officer to survive the disaster

Smithsonian Magazine:
When the Inventor of the Diesel Engine Disappeared

BBC History Extra:
The British generals whose infighting lost the battle of the Somme

New Atlas:
(The original) 100 year-old motorscooter up for sale

Smithsonian Magazine:
After 80 Years, New York's Iconic Carnegie Deli Is Closing for Good

BBC News:
How a Jewish collector rescued his 'degenerate art' from the grasp of the Nazis

Flashbak:
The Farm Hall Transcripts: German Nuclear Scientists Weep For Hiroshima And Regret Not Annihilating London (1945)

Smithsonian Magazine:
George Kennan's Love of Russia Inspired His Legendary "Containment" Strategy

Smithsonian Magazine:
A Mural on View in the African American History Museum Recalls the Rise of Resurrection City

Priceonomics:
The Rise and Fall of the 1-900 Number

Daily Mail:
'Moriarty of the Old Masters' pulls off the art crime of the century: Market in crisis as experts warn $300m of paintings could be fakes

Smithsonian Magazine:
These Were the Most-Performed High School Musicals of 2015/2016

October 7, 2016

Popular Science:
Spaceport America's Open House Was A Tribute To Empty Space

New Scientist:
China plans world's biggest spaceplane to carry 20 tourists

Daily Mail:
Move over James Bond: Pilot takes to the skies in Britain's first jetpack flight - and says you could own one in just three years

Universe Today:
What Were the First Lunar Landings?

Spaceflight History:
Could the Space Voyages in the Film and Novel "2001: A Space Odyssey" Really Happen? (Part 3)

Spaceflight History:
Dreaming A Different Apollo, Part Four: Naming Names

Universe Today:
Schiaparelli & The Problematic History Of Martian Landings

Universe Today:
How Many Dogs Have Been to Space?

Popular Science:
This Rocket Failed to Put Soviets on the Moon

Popular Science:
What It's Like To Spacewalk For The First Time

October 6, 2016

NY Post:
Huge fireball across East Coast sets off plane crash fears

Philly Voice:
Meteor lights up night sky over Pennsylvania, New Jersey

National Post:
Meteor streaking over Toronto prompts hundreds of emergency calls across eastern seaboard

The Weather Network:
Dashcam catches great view of bright New York fireball

Ars Technica:
Hurricane Matthew poses a significant threat to Kennedy Space Center

Spaceflight Insider:
Cape Canaveral prepares for Hurricane Matthew

New Scientist:
Blue Origin test of escape system for space tourists a success

Spaceflight Insider:
Blue Origin conducts in-flight abort test; booster lands successfully

Seeker:
No Boom, Perfect Landing: Blue Origin Nails Test

Spaceflight Now:
Privately-developed rocket aces abort test

Spaceflight Now:
Managers set Oct. 13 for first Antares launch in two years

Daily Mail:
Satellites suffer mystery blackouts: Thunderstorms on the edge of space may be causing loss of GPS signals

Spaceflight Now:
Russia's S7 Group to take over Sea Launch

Seeker:
Curiosity Kicks Off Next Mars Odyssey With a Selfie

Seeker:
Another Saturn Moon May Hide Subsurface Ocean

Seeker:
Alien Life Model Found in Deep Earth

Washington Post:
If we're not alone, how will we know?

October 5, 2016

Space Daily:
Waiting for Shenzhou 11

Seeker:
Why Is Jeff Bezos Going to Crash His Rocket?

Air & Space Magazine:
South Korea's 2018 Lunar Mission

Spaceflight Insider:
World's first private orbital launch complex completed in New Zealand

Gizmodo:
NASA's 'Blue Collar Robot' Is an Unstoppable Miner

Ars Technica:
Going to Mars is (relatively) easy; coming back is where it gets tricky

New Atlas:
Three great places to live on Mars

Space Daily:
Curiosity Finds Evidence of Mars Crust Contributing to Atmosphere

Collective Evolution:
Physicist Calls Crop Circles "The Most Science-Oriented Art Movement In History" (And For Good Reasons)

October 4, 2016

Staunton News Leader:
UFOs visit Augusta: History

Daily Mail:
Duck! Fireball spotted lighting up night sky: Glowing UFO could be space junk falling back to Earth

The Sun:
UNIDENTIFIED FLYING OBJECT Was mysterious 'man-made' fireball spotted over Britain the wreckage of a runaway Chinese satellite?

The Missourian:
Sonic Boom Thursday Caused by F-15 Eagle

Spaceflight Insider:
Soyuz MS-02 launch now targeted for October 19

Slate - Bad Astronomy:
Sentinel-1A Satellite Slammed by Space Debris

Space Daily:
NASA's Asteroid-Bound Spacecraft Aces Instrument Check

Daily Mail:
Journey to Jupiter: Watch the end of Juno's five-year mission to the gas giant in a stunning time-lapse

Air & Space Magazine:
To Dare the Realm of Jupiter

Daily Caller:
EXCLUSIVE: We Asked NASA About 7 Places In Space Most Likely To Have Alien Life

Popular Mechanics:
Why Europa Is the Best Bet for Alien Life in the Solar System

Quartz:
Aliens probably look even weirder than we think

National Geographic:
What 'Star Trek' May Have Right - and Wrong - About Alien Life

October 3, 2016

The Guardian:
Rosetta probe lands on comet 67P ending 12-year mission

New Scientist:
Rosetta lands on 67P in grand finale to two year comet mission

Spaceflight Now:
Rosetta mission ends with comet touchdown

Seeker:
Rosetta Probe Makes Controlled Crash Into its Comet

Universe Today:
Rosetta Wows With Amazing Closeups of Comet 67P Before Final 'Crunchdown'

New Scientist:
Rosetta's biggest hits: The comet chaser's top seven discoveries

The Guardian:
After Rosetta: what next for the European Space Agency?

New Scientist:
Biggest radio telescope on Earth ready to receive alien signals

Smithsonian Magazine:
How a Couple of Guys Built the Most Ambitious Alien Outreach Project Ever

WEEKEND EDITION: October 1, 2016 through October 2, 2016

Forbes:
What Is The Physics Of Nothing?

Ars Technica:
Is the Universe the same in all directions?

New Atlas:
Expanding universe may render time travel impossible

Wired:
Time Might Only Exist in Your Head. And Everyone Else's

New Atlas:
Google Trips plots traveler itineraries using an algorithm from 1736

Scientific American:
New Take on an Ancient Method Improves Way to Find Prime Numbers

Gizmodo:
Watch a Giant Fighting Robot Get Beat Up By a Wrecking Ball

Gizmodo:
Don't Look Into This Robot's Eyes While It Learns to Play the Ball-and-Cup Game

Mysterious Universe:
Unknown Anomaly Caused The Stratosphere To Change Directions

Gizmodo:
A Vicious 50-Year Storm Just Blacked Out an Entire Australian State

Mental Floss:
10 of the World's Rarest Gemstones

Smithsonian Magazine:
Finders, Keepers: Five of the Best Places to Go Gem Hunting in the U.S.

Daily Mail:
Oxygen levels in ancient oceans could explain mystery of why early animals evolved 550 million years ago

Seeker:
Wanna-Be Dino? Prehistoric Reptile Looked Like a Dinosaur

The Guardian:
'Three-eyed' extinct reptile was a bone-headed dinosaur mimic 100 million years early

Seeker:
Biggest, Baddest Dinos Had Fanciest Head Bling

Daily Mail:
Egg-shell-ent! A 3.8 million-year-old ostrich egg could provide genetic data 50 TIMES older than any DNA record

Seeker:
Most Trafficked Animal, Pangolin, Finally Gets Protection

Seeker:
Earth Wobbles May Have Driven Ancient Humans Out of Africa

Daily Mail:
Did humans conquer the Americas earlier than we thought? Bones and tools suggest we reached the tip of South America 14,000 years ago

Ars Technica:
14,000-year-old campsite in Argentina adds to an archaeological mystery

Live Science:
5,000-Year-Old Swirling Rock Art in Scotland Remains a Mystery

Daily Mail:
The wrong kind of throne: Toilet discovered at 2,800-year-old shrine reveals Biblical tale of desecration of religious sites by King Hezekiah

The History Blog:
Cutting edge leather shoe found at Vindolanda

Live Science:
Ring-Shaped Geoglyphs Found Near Ancient Town in Peru

Daily Mail:
Is the Voynich manuscript a hoax? 'The world's most mysterious book' may not contain a secret code after all

The History Blog:
Six paintings by Hercules Segers found in private collections

The History Blog:
Luna settlement dig finds more 16th c. artifacts

The History Blog:
Tate acquires its earliest portrait by woman artist

Mental Floss:
9 Facts That Tell the True Story of Johnny Appleseed

Smithsonian Magazine:
The Russian-U.S. Relationship Goes Way Back to John Quincy Adams

Daily Mail:
That's a rare find: 200-year-old pub unearthed in busy city complete with untouched bottles of brandy

The Atlantic:
The Last Great Arctic Shipwreck

BBC History Extra:
Friends, family and rivals: Queen Victoria and the European empires

Atlas Obscura:
The Strange Victorian Computer That Generated Latin Verse

Smithsonian Magazine:
Rare Painting by a Victorian-Era Artist Found on "Antiques Roadshow"

Atlas Obscura:
The Ballad of Lucille Mulhall, America's Original Cowgirl

BBC News:
The mysterious muse of Gustav Klimt

Flashbak:
Berenice Abbott's New York Stores (1930s)

Smithsonian Magazine:
This Letter Tells What Al Capone Was Up to in Alcatraz

Gizmodo:
Newly Released FBI File Shows LA Times Publisher During WWII Was Buddies With Nazis

Air & Space Magazine:
My Father, the Tuskegee Airmen, and the Dream of Flight

Smithsonian Magazine:
The Redacted Testimony That Fully Explains Why General MacArthur Was Fired

Gizmodo:
Meet Guy Sims Fitch, a Fake Writer Invented by the US Government

Air & Space Magazine:
How One Planetary Scientist Became a Cold War Spy For the CIA

The Atlantic:
The Museum of Modern Art's Miraculous New Online Archive

The Atlantic:
The Beauty of Terraced Fields

September 30, 2016

Ars Technica:
Rosetta to finish its slow descent to comet's surface Friday morning

The Guardian:
Rosetta probe set to collide with comet 67P as 12-year mission comes to an end

Daily Mail:
Meet the Raider: US Air Force releases first details of top secret B-21 that could take to the air in 2020 - and a pilot will be optional

Daily Mail:
Radical hypersonic engine to take to the skies: 'Fighter jet' sized 4,000mph engine that could go from New York to London in under two hours to be built

Space Daily:
US Air Force works to bring prestige back to nuke missile roles

Daily Mail:
The relics of war: Haunting underwater images show US aircraft dumped in the Pacific 70 years ago after the surrender of Japan

Air & Space Magazine:
Meet Doc, One of Only Two Flying B-29s in the World

BBC News:
The bomber that paved the way for the Moon missions

Car and Driver:
Airplanes! We Visit the National Museum of the Air Force

Live Science:
25 Strangest Sights on Google Earth

September 29, 2016

American Bazaar:
High intensity solar flare will reach Earth on Friday

Gizmodo:
Everything You Need to Know to Watch Rosetta Crash Into a Comet This Week

San Diego Tribune:
Rosetta's ambitious mission leads to new Solar System horizons

Space Daily:
Tiangong-2 space lab enters preset orbit for docking with manned spacecraft

Scientific American:
SpaceX's Elon Musk Unveils Mars Colonization Dream Ship

The Verge:
Elon Musk's ideas aren't enough to turn humanity into a multi-planet species

Space Daily:
Batch production of Long March 5 underway

Spaceflight Now:
Missile warning satellite launch slips into 2017 due to thruster concerns

Stuff NZ:
Russian airline owner aims to beat Elon Musk and Jeff Bezoz to space

Inverse:
Why Scientists Are Stoked on Mercury's Tectonic Activity

Universe Today:
NASA's Curiosity Rover Just Licked A Mountain

Daily Mail:
The moon WAS once part of the Earth: Interplanetary smash created our rocky satellite 4.5 billion years ago

Daily Mail:
Did alien life once exist here? European Space Agency reveals stunning shot of Mawrth Vallis area that may have been habitable

The Verge:
Europa changed how we saw the Solar System

Science Magazine:
Comet may have struck Earth just 10 million years after dinosaur extinction

International Business Times:
The Genesis project: Meet the man hoping to seed life on other planets

September 28, 2016

Skeptoid:
The Belgian UFO Wave

BBC News:
What if the aliens we are looking for are AI?

Space Daily:
Scientific experiment apparatuses on Tiangong-2 put into operation

Seeker:
NASA: Odds Favor Successful SpaceX Mars Mission

Daily Mail:
To Mars and beyond: SpaceX test-fires its Raptor interplanetary engine that will carry humans to the red planet

Seeker:
Grand Finale: Cassini Preps For Last Days at Saturn

Gizmodo:
We Now Know What Caused the Weird Eruptions on Rosetta's Comet

Slate - Bad Astronomy:
Rosetta's Final Resting Place Has Been Chosen

Seeker:
Shrinking Mercury Is Tectonically Active

Mysterious Universe:
Google Earth Images Show Giant New Area 51 Hangar

September 27, 2016

Daily Mail:
'Biggest meteor seen for years' crashes into earth and causes HOUSES to shake as tremor terrifies thousands

Daily Mail:
Bright flash of orange lights up the sky and houses shake as people report a fireball caused by 'space junk' crashing to Earth over Queensland

The Guardian:
'It lit up the beach': reports of large meteor crash off Queensland coast

Chinchilla News:
BREAKING: Government releases footage of 'fireball' lighting up sky

Daily Mail:
Breakthrough in search for life on Europa as Hubble spots gigantic plumes of water 125 miles high that confirm hidden ocean engulfs Jupiter's moon

Seeker:
Hubble Finds More Signs of Water Vapor Plumes on Europa

Spaceflight Insider:
NASA: Europa may have plumes of water being jettisoned into space

Seeker:
Evidence Mounts for Ocean on Jupiter's Moon Europa

Stuff NZ:
NASA reveals new evidence of water geysers on Jupiter moon Europa

Astrobiology Magazine:
NASA Scientists Find 'Impossible' Cloud on Titan - Again

Astrobiology Magazine:
Pluto's 'heart' sheds light on a possible buried ocean

Daily Mail:
Is there water lurking beneath Pluto's surface? Ocean could be 62 miles deep and as salty as the Dead Sea

Seeker:
First-Ever Binary Alien Planets Possibly Found

Seeker:
World's Largest Single-Dish 'Alien Hunter' Is Online

Seeker:
Stephen Hawking Is Still Afraid of Aliens

September 26, 2016

Dundee Evening Telegraph:
Was light in skies above Tayside a meteor?

Kent Live:
Video shows a huge fireball as it shot over Kent last night

Daily Express:
UFO? Rogue satellite? Just what was this massive FIREBALL over London?

WMUR-TV:
Meteor sightings reported across New Hampshire

WMTW-TV:
Meteor sightings reported in Maine, across New England

CBC:
Meteor shoots across Quebec, Ontario, New Brunswick night sky

Weather Network:
Bright fireball meteor flashes over southern Quebec

Carrick Gazette:
Was explosion in Carrick a sonic boom from Typhoon jet?

New York Times:
A Mysterious Boom Rattles New Yorkers

New York Post:
Sonic boom from military planes scares blast-weary New Yorkers

Kirkesville Daily Express:
Sonic boom felt in Kirksville, Fire Dept. responds to calls

WABC-TV:
NORAD disputes report that F-22 caused 'boom' over Queens near JFK Airport

Spaceflight Insider:
Russia sets new date for Soyuz MS-02 mission, confirms decision to cut ISS crews

Universe Today:
Big Breach In 2nd Stage Helium System Likely Triggered Catastrophic Falcon 9 Explosion: SpaceX

Spaceflight Now:
Falcon 9 rocket explosion traced to upper stage helium system

Seeker:
SpaceX: Helium System Breach Caused Rocket Explosion

Spaceflight Insider:
Falcon 9 explosion narrowed to helium system failure

Spaceflight Now:
Out-of-control Chinese space lab expected to fall to Earth next year

Spaceflight Insider:
China's Tiangong-1 space laboratory to fall to Earth in 2017

New Jersey Herald:
October a big month for seeing meteor showers

Daily Mail:
Massive crater under small Scottish town could be the crash site of the first meteorite to hit the British Isles

Belfast News Letter:
Museums NI curator uncovers giant meteor

WEEKEND EDITION: September 24, 2016 through September 25, 2016

Quanta Magazine:
The Strange Second Life of String Theory

Forbes:
How Did We Make Sense Of The Cosmic Abyss?

New Scientist:
The warps in space that make Einstein's perfect cosmic accident

Forbes:
How Certain Are We Of The Universe's 'Big Freeze' Fate?

Seeker:
Is the Butterfly Effect Real?

Engadget:
Google's AI is getting really good at captioning photos

Wired:
Google's Internet-Beaming Balloon Gets a New Pilot: AI

Spin:
"The World's First Songs Composed by Artificial Intelligence" Are Neither First Nor Entirely Artificial

NDTV Gadget 360:
Robot Rides May Force Error-Prone Human Motorists Off the Road

UPI:
Hospital hires robot to patrol emergency room parking lot

Daily Mail:
Adorable robot bounds like an excited puppy: Ghost Minitaur can run, jump, open doors and even climb fences

San Francisco Chronicle:
Starship robots try out deliveries on SF sidewalks

Indian Express:
Video: This transformation of a BMW car into a robot is amazing

Daily Mail:
Now that's a BIG shock! World's longest lightning bolt stretched for nearly 200 miles across Oklahoma

Popular Science:
New Study Links Texas Quakes to Fracking Wells

Straights Times:
S. Koreans shaken by their largest recorded earthquake

CNN:
Earthquake-proofing the tallest skyscraper in California

Wall Street Journal:
Earthquake 'Magnitude' Misses the Mark

New York Times:
Australia Is Not as Down Under as Everyone Thinks It Is

The Guardian:
How weeds transformed the Earth's ancient landscape

Forbes:
X-rays Reveal 4-Limbed Animals In Mass Death Assemblage Were Just Kids

The Guardian:
Scientists reveal most accurate depiction of a dinosaur ever created

Daily Mail:
A reptile from another time: Researchers say the American alligator is 6 MILLION years older than previously thought

Daily Mail:
Strange mammoth skull discovered in California baffles scientists: Experts finds extinct creature has features unlike any of its kind

Forbes:
What Happened To The Last Dodo Bird?

New Atlas:
Freshwater stingray found to munch tough food just like a goat

Ars Technica:
Unedited videos reveal the sophisticated tool-using behavior of Hawaiian crows

Mental Floss:
11 Fierce Facts About Scottish Wildcats

Daily Mail:
All non-Africans today can trace ancestry to ONE population emerging from Africa 72,000 years ago

Daily Mail:
Neanderthals invented BLING: Extinct human species wore animal teeth, shells and ivory as necklace beads

Ars Technica:
Incredible discovery of intact female figurine from neolithic era in Turkey

Ars Technica:
World's most valuable dye existed in Peru 1,800 years before anywhere else

Daily Mail:
The amazing secrets of Europe's oldest mummy finally revealed: 5,300-year-old man was shot from BEHIND with an arrow is among a number of discoveries made by scientists

Daily Mail:
The forgotten utopia: The Indus people may have lived for 700 years without war, weapons or inequality

Daily Mail:
Fisherman almost threw back 4,200-year-old pagan statue he caught - but then took it to local museum where staff 'literally jumped for joy'

Daily Mail:
Unusual Bronze Age settlement of 'national significance' is found during work on a Norwich bypass

Daily Mail:
Mysterious onyx stone thought to be an ancient prophetic gem from the breastplate of the High Priest of Jerusalem

Daily Mail:
Human skeleton discovered at Antikythera shipwreck after more than 2,000 years at the bottom of the sea

Forbes:
2,000-Year-Old Skeleton Discovered In Ancient Greek Shipwreck

Daily Mail:
Face of a tyrant: Rare 1st century gold coin bearing the image of Roman Emperor Nero is found in Jerusalem

BBC History Extra:
The truth about Viking berserkers

Daily Mail:
The deadly history of boomerangs: Analysis of 800-year-old skeleton found in Australia suggests these tools were once used as weapons

Daily Mail:
A chisel, a chip... and 12 tonnes of golden sandstone: How stonemasons are hard at work on mammoth £1.7million restoration of Durham Cathedral

Daily Mail:
Revealed: 500-year-old kiln could shed light on the construction of Henry VIII's Tudor palace in Essex

Daily Mail:
A nice little urn-er: Rare Chinese teapot from Qianlong dynasty sells for £2.6million

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

Collectors Weekly:
Unusual Suspects: Finding the Humanity in Vintage Mugshots

Daily Mail:
The North Pole bid that never was: Forgotten photos from failed 1875 British expedition reveal the scurvy-hit crew's efforts 30 years before history was made

Jstor:
How America Got its Time Zones

Mental Floss:
1915 Footage Shows Monet Painting His Famous Lilies

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

Daily Mail:
The final missing ship from the Battle of Jutland is found on the sea bed more than 100 years after the devastating WWI clash killed almost 9,000 sailors in 36 hours

Mental Floss:
September 15, 1916: Rise Of The Tanks

Atlas Obscura:
Why the Soviets Sponsored a Doomed Expedition to a Hollow Earth Kingdom

Forbes:
Where Did The Tooth Fairy Come From?

Mental Floss:
15 Mysterious Facts About Agatha Christie

Mental Floss:
You Can Buy This 1950s Time Capsule House for $665,000

The Atlantic:
America's Secret Cold War Mission to Build the First Chinese Computer

Mental Floss:
Show & Tell: A Mailbox for a Missile

Atlas Obscura:
The Doomed Mouse Utopia That Inspired the 'Rats of NIMH'

Smithsonian Magazine:
How Should South Africa Remember the Architect of Apartheid?

Smithsonian Magazine:
The Anthrax Letters That Terrorized a Nation Are Now Decontaminated and on Public View

Vanity Fair:
Welcome to the Dark Net, a Wilderness Where Invisible World Wars Are Fought and Hackers Roam Free

New Atlas:
Bargains galore at Robert White car and motorcycle auction

Mental Floss:
8 Trade Routes That Shaped World History

Mental Floss:
7 Spectacular Lost Crown Jewels

Atlas Obscura:
10 Bars at the End of the World

September 23, 2016

Ars Technica:
The Air Force's next long-range bomber has a name: The Raider

Sputnik News:
Test of Gun for Russia's PAK FA 5th-Gen Stealth Aircraft Spotted on Video

Air & Space Magazine:
Inside Hangar One

Daily Mail:
Russian cosmonauts are preparing to land on the MOON: Roscosmos begins lunar landing trials in 1970s simulator

Popular Science:
China's Race To Space Domination

New Atlas:
5 weird things humans have smuggled into space

September 22, 2016

The Telegraph:
NASA to release details of 'surprising activity' on Europa

Universe Today:
Hubble's Surprising Find On Europa To Be Announced By NASA Monday

Universe Today:
New Soyuz Mission A Go After Technical Delays

The Guardian:
China's Tiangong-1 space station 'out of control' and will crash to Earth

Stuff NZ:
New Zealand space industry prepared for takeoff

Seeker:
Cassini Spies Incredible Detail in Titan's Dune Fields

New Scientist:
Saturn's rings may be from the whirl of a passing icy rock

New Scientist:
New Horizons discovery raises solar wind riddle around Pluto

Forbes:
Pluto Has A Comet-Like Tail, X-Rays, NASA Discovers

Mysterious Universe:
Pluto Is Shooting Out X-Rays And Astronomers Don't Know Why

Seeker:
Mystery of Charon's Red Cap Solved

Seeker:
Explore the North Poles of Our Solar System

Forbes:
Was Earth Born With Life On It?

September 21, 2016

Astrobiology Magazine:
Cassini Begins Epic Final Year at Saturn

Slate - Bad Astronomy:
Blue Origin Will Test Its Capsule Abort System ... in Flight!

Forbes:
While Other Rockets Get Bigger, This SpaceX Competitor Is Going Smaller

Seeker:
The End Is Nigh for Rosetta's Comet Mission

Sputnik News:
Rosetta Probe's Final Move: Unlocking Cosmic Secrets

Seeker:
Philae's Incredible Comet Odyssey: Photos

Universe Today:
Phenomenal New View of Ceres 'Lonely Mountain' Reveals Signs of Volcanic Activity

Seeker:
Hubble Watches Comet Die a Slow Spinning Death

New Scientist:
Kamikaze galaxy explodes after diving into the Milky Way

Stuff NZ:
Scientists caught black holes swallowing stars - and burping energy back up

Mysterious Universe:
Space Storm Belt Discovered Across U.S. Upper Midwest

Science Magazine:
Space storms could crash upper Midwest's power grid

September 20, 2016

Sputnik News:
China to Perform Space Brain-Machine Interaction Experiments on Tiangong-2

Spaceflight Now:
Russians delay next crew launch to station

Spaceflight Insider:
Soyuz MS-02 launch postponed for technical reasons

Idaho State Journal:
Air Force base wildfire postpones hi-res satellite launch

Spaceflight Now:
Uncontrolled wildfire at Vandenberg Air Force Base continues to rage

New Atlas:
New study favors violent mash-up Moon theory

Astrobiology Magazine:
Some Ancient Mars Lakes Came Long After Others

Daily Mail:
Ancient lakes on Mars suggest the red planet could have hosted life for a BILLION years longer than we thought

Air & Space Magazine:
Martian Methane May Come From Comets

Space Daily:
Earthquakes, 'Marsquakes,' and the Possibility of Life

Stuff NZ:
Scientists say they've confirmed Earth-sized planets orbit a single star in Aquarius

New Scientist:
'Alien megastructure' star may be explained by interstellar junk

Seeker:
Did Ancient Planet Collision Allow Life to Thrive?

September 19, 2016

Durango Herald:
Up in Saturday's sky a UFO?: No it was only a weather balloon

Seeker:
China Launches Second Space Station

Spaceflight Now:
China's Tiangong 2 space lab successfully blasts off

Spaceflight Insider:
China launches Tiangong-2 space laboratory into orbit

Mysterious Universe:
The Chinese Military Has Launched Its Second Space Station

New Scientist:
China launches a space station and wants an even bigger one

Space Daily:
China eyes year-long stays for space station astronauts

IEEE Spectrum:
Putting Humans in Stasis is the Best Way of Getting Us to Mars

Popular Science:
A Primer On How Self-Replicating Robots Could Conquer The Universe

Mysterious Universe:
Alien Life Containment Facility Being Planned in Europe

WEEKEND EDITION: September 17, 2016 through September 18, 2016

Forbes:
Cosmic Neutrinos Detected, Confirming The Big Bang's Last Great Prediction

Ars Technica:
Trek at 50: The quest for a unifying theory of time travel in Star Trek

Forbes:
Isaac Newton's Most Acclaimed Work Was Out Of Date As Soon As He Wrote It

Seeker:
6-ft Robot Balances Like Ballerina on One Foot

Engadget:
Watch what it takes to build a 350HP combat robot right here

Australia West:
VIDEO: Perth robot bricklayer sends shares soaring

New Zealand Herald:
Meet Chip the robot: Free to a good home

New Scientist:
Full and new moons linked to timing of largest, deadliest quakes

Smithsonian Magazine:
Oklahoma Just Had Its Biggest Quake Ever, and There May Be More to Come

Smithsonian Magazine:
Cave Formations Carry Clues About Ancient Earthquakes

WDIV-TV:
Video shows rolling lava lake atop Hawaii's Kilauea volcano

National Geographic:
Lord Of The Rings Volcano Is Heating Up Again

BBC News:
Japan's Sakurajima volcano due for major eruption within 30 years, say scientists

Live Science:
Surprise! Another Massive Reef Is Hiding Behind the Great Barrier Reef

Astrobiology Magazine:
First Signs Of Animal Life On Earth May Be From Microbes

Mental Floss:
A Brief History of One of the World's Rarest Plants

Mysterious Universe:
Mysterious Ghost Redwoods May Be Saving the Giants

Stuff NZ:
Trees know when deer are eating them - and how to fight back

Daily Mail:
Camouflage of the 'parrot lizard' dinosaur is recreated using 120 million-year-old fossils

Science Magazine:
Dinosaur 'wore' forest camouflage to hide from predators

Daily Mail:
Ancient DNA traces extinct Caribbean 'island murderer' back to the dawn of mammals 70 million years ago

Seeker:
Take a Stroll to the River with Ankylosaurus: Video

Mental Floss:
Spiders Tune the Strings of Their Webs

Seeker:
Dolphin 'Conversation' Recorded?

BBC News:
The country with too many elephants

Astrobiology Magazine:
Humans may speak a universal language, say scientists

Mysterious Universe:
Unexplained Stone Structures Found Off Australia's Coast

Seeker:
World's Oldest Snowshoe Found in Alps

Daily Mail:
Perfectly-preserved road that led Roman soldiers to London from the coast is found after 2,000 years

Daily Mail:
Archaeologists unearth human bones and remarkable marble statues of mythological deities at site of ancient city in Jordan

The History Blog:
Unique 3rd c. epitaph of Jewish woman translated

The History Blog:
22 ancient inscribed gold plates found in Java

Daily Mail:
Will a SECOND King be found in a car park? Graves are discovered at the site believed to be Henry I's resting place

The History Blog:
Studies of Brazilian fauna by 17th c. Dutch artist found

Atlas Obscura:
America's Oldest Lighthouse Has Turned 300

Mental Floss:
Retrobituary: John Gorrie, the Doctor Who Pioneered the Ice-Maker (Before It Was Cool)

Daily Mail:
Ship that helped inspire the words to the Star Spangled Banner is discovered intact in the Arctic 168-years after it sank navigating the Northwest Passage

The Guardian:
Ship found in Arctic 168 years after doomed Northwest Passage attempt

Smithsonian Magazine:
American Drivers Have Bicyclists to Thank for a Smooth Ride to Work

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

Mental Floss:
12 Technological Advancements of World War I

Mental Floss:
Market Disrupted: How Piggly Wiggly Revolutionized Grocery Shopping

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

Daily Mail:
The bizarre 1920s plan to merge Africa and Europe into a 'supercontinent' by DRAINING the Mediterranean Sea

The Guardian:
Missing piece of lost Magritte painting is discovered in Norwich

Jstor:
Dorothea Lange and the Making of "Migrant Mother"

BBC News:
The strange story of the world's most famous logo

BBC News:
The nurse who knew the first astronauts inside out

Atlas Obscura:
Watch Five Alarmingly Calm Men Stand Under an Exploding Atomic Bomb

Mental Floss:
A Thrilling Disney Design: The Mary Poppins Ride That Could Have Been

Atlas Obscura:
A Map of the Last Remaining Flying Saucer Homes

Mental Floss:
BetaHeads: The Betamax Fanatics of 1970s Ohio

BBC News:
The pilot who stole a secret Soviet fighter jet

BBC News:
The woman who discovered India's first HIV cases

Seeker:
World's Highest Bridge Nears Completion in China

NBC News:
Russian Meteorologists Are Trapped By Polar Bears 2,800 Miles From Moscow

Daily Mail:
How good is YOUR English? Tongue-twisting poem puts even fluent speakers' pronunciation to the test (and it's harder than it looks)

The Atlantic:
How I Came to Love the En Space

Mental Floss:
9 Major Computer Bugs That Wreaked Havoc

BBC History Extra:
In pictures: history's most remarkable banknotes

Mental Floss:
10 of the Oldest Continuously Operated Stores From Around the World

BBC News:
I am Kirk Douglas! The lust for life of a screen legend at 100

BBC History Extra:
10 things you might not know about Roald Dahl

The Walrus:
From Oshawa with Love: That time Roald Dahl came to Canada - as a spy

Atlas Obscura:
6 New Entries Added to Oxford English Dictionary in Honor of Roald Dahl

Inverse:
All Your Favorite Cartoons Started As Someone's College Thesis

Gizmodo:
Triple Domino Spiral Is a Marvel of Destructive Engineering

Atlas Obscura:
Behold: An Ode to Concrete

September 16, 2016

IEEE Spectrum:
Future Airplanes Will Fly On Twistable Wings

Daily Mail:
China claims to have developed radar that can detect STEALTH jets

New Atlas:
Tree-planting drones to speed up reforestation efforts

New Atlas:
Cormorant (née AirMule) unmanned VTOL aircraft expands flight envelope

IEEE Spectrum:
Aggressive Quadrotors Zip Through Narrow Windows Without Any Help

New Atlas:
Dutch police's drone-hunting eagles are ready for action

New Atlas:
xCraft's 100-mph drone is about as fast as they come

Aviation Week:
Auto-GCAS Saves Unconscious F-16 Pilot -Declassified USAF Footage

Gizmodo:
Watch a Helicopter Project a Video onto an Enormous Banner Towed by Another Helicopter

Mental Floss:
The Dying Art of Skywriting

BBC News:
The 1950s jet launching tiny satellites

Atlas Obscura:
A Hacker From South Africa Just Rescued the First NASA Computer in Space

Seeker:
The Story Of NASA's "Forgotten Astronaut"

Forbes:
After 50 Years In Space, Voyager Will Go Dark Sometime Before 2030

September 15, 2016

Ars Technica:
China to launch its second "Heavenly Palace" on Thursday morning

Air & Space Magazine:
China Prepares for First Astronaut Flight in Three Years

CCTV:
Two astronauts will live in Tiangong 2 for 30 days

Live Science:
Glider Will Attempt Record-Breaking Flight to Edge of Space

Spaceflight Now:
Idled by Range facility rework for months, Vandenberg ready to launch again Friday

Ars Technica:
SpaceX targeting a November launch for its Falcon 9 rocket

Ars Technica:
Why Bezos' rocket is unprecedented - and worth taking seriously

Spaceflight Now:
Israel's new spy satellite reportedly encounters trouble after launch

Washington Post:
Rosetta orbiter will soon crash into its comet and die

New Scientist:
Rosetta set for a grand finale by diving into cometary cave

New Scientist:
Tiny lightning bolt explosions can vaporise the moon's thin soil

Daily Mail:
The mystery of the moon's eerie glow is solved: Nanodust lunar clouds are caused by METEOROID impacts

Astrobiology Magazine:
Chemistry says moon is proto-Earth's mantle, relocated

Medium:
Ten ways 'Proxima b' is different than Earth

Daily Mail:
The £135 million 'alien scanner' set to be switched on: Incredible gallery reveals how Chinese engineers turned a remote area into the 'world's largest radio telescope'

Seeker:
This Is Where Spacecraft Have Gone to Die: Photos

Stuff NZ:
30-tonne meteor discovered in Argentina at ancient meteor shower site

Seeker:
Massive Meteorite Pulled From Argentina Hole

September 14, 2016

Sputnik News:
China's Second Space Lab Tiangong-2 Ready for Launch

Space Daily:
Vigil for Tiangong 2

Spaceflight Now:
Quick work saved the OSIRIS-REx asteroid mission from nearby explosion

Spaceflight Insier:
Gripping details emerge of 45th Space Wing's response to SpaceX explosion

Popular Science:
Blue Origin Will Likely Blow Up Its Next Rocket

Space Daily:
Opportunity departs Marathon Valley to head deeper into Endeavour Crater

Universe Today:
Curiosity Rover's Proximity To Possible Water Raises Planetary Protection Concerns

Daily Mail:
Red Planet revealed: NASA's stunning pictures from the Mars Rover show the hills, plateaus and rock faces likened to a 'road trip through the US desert'

Seeker:
Interstellar Clouds Eroded Martian Atmosphere

Inverse:
What the Oldest Fossils On Earth Tell Us About Life on Mars

Daily Mail:
Asteroid that slammed into Earth 1.2 billion years ago may have been bigger than the one that killed off the dinosaurs

Science Magazine:
Q&A: Should we seed life on alien worlds?

September 13, 2016

Washington Post:
Jeff Bezos just unveiled his new rocket. And it's a monster.

Tech Crunch:
Jeff Bezos announces Blue Origin's first orbital rocket, the New Glenn

Seeker:
Jeff Bezos Unveils Plans for Huge, Reusable Rocket

Forbes:
What You Need To Know About SpaceX's Rocket Failure In 10 Bullet Points

Spaceflight Now:
Musk: No answers so far in 'difficult' failure investigation

Spaceflight Insider:
Falcon 9 explosion could be 'most difficult and complex failure' in SpaceX history

Seeker:
First Look at Damaged SpaceX Launch Pad

Sputnik News:
Russia's Energomash Ready to Build Reusable Carrier Rocket Stages

Spaceflight Now:
GSLV puts advanced Indian weather satellite in orbit

Ars Technica:
China firm reportedly invests $1.5 billion in a space balloon

Inverse:
Here's What's Next for NASA's OSIRIS-REx Asteroid Mission

Seeker:
Canada's Flight Across the Solar System

Slate - Bad Astronomy:
Jupiter, the (Surprising and Weird) King of the Planets

Astrobiology Magazine:
Titan's Dunes and Other Features Emerge in New Images

Gizmodo:
Scientists Think They've Found A Giant Ice Volcano On Ceres

Inverse:
Here's Why We Haven't Picked Up Alien Television Shows (Yet)

September 12, 2016

Bangor Daily News:
Subject of 1976 UFO incident casts doubt on 'Allagash Abductions'

Tech Times:
Suspected Meteor Explodes Over Cyprus

Nature World News:
Exploding Meteor in the Sky Shakes the Ground in Cyprus, Shocks Locals

Popular Mechanics:
Rare Daytime Fireball in North Carolina Outshines the Sun

Sputnik News:
18,000 MPH Asteroid Almost Causes Mass Extinction and Nobody Saw it Coming

Scientific American:
A Bus-Size Asteroid Just Gave Earth a Close Shave

Popular Science:
Second Asteroid In A Month Sails By Without Us Detecting It First

Universe Today:
Newly Discovered Asteroid Has a Close Encounter with Earth

Sputnik News:
NASA Blasts Off for Landing on 'Doomsday' Asteroid Bennu

Spaceflight Now:
OSIRIS-REx probe launched to asteroid in compelling search for the origins of life

Seeker:
NASA's Bold Asteroid Sampling Mission Launches

Universe Today:
OSIRIS-REx Blasts off on 7 Year Sampling Trek to Asteroid Bennu and Back

Stuff NZ:
How a small asteroid may answer big questions about the solar system

Spaceflight Now:
Photos: Spectacular sunset launch of asteroid mission

Spaceflight Now:
Video: NASA mission launched to return sample of asteroid

New Atlas:
Virgin Galactic airborne after two year hiatus

New Scientist:
Virgin Galactic returns to the skies two years after fatal crash

Seeker:
New Virgin Galactic Spaceship Takes First Flight

The Guardian:
Philae has been found - now every ounce of science can be wrung out of it

Seeker:
A Short History of Missions to Asteroids

WEEKEND EDITION: September 10 through September 11, 2016

Science Magazine:
It's official: You're lost in a directionless universe

Forbes:
Cosmic Neutrinos Detected, Confirming The Big Bang's Last Great Prediction

Daily Mail:
Google's secretive DeepMind is learning to talk: AI is analysing human speech to allow it to converse in English and Chinese (and you can listen to the results)

Atlas Obscura:
The Future of Animatronics, From Disney to the U.S. Military

IEEE Spectrum:
Swarms of Robots Manage to Not Run Into Each Other

Daily Mail:
Never get lost at the airport again! Japan installs rollerskating robots that speak Japanese AND English to guide lost tourists around Haneda airport

Gizmodo:
Remember When People Laughed at the ATLAS Robot When It Fell Over? WHO'S LAUGHING NOW?!

ZME Science:
What is Gondwana

KFMB-TV:
Study: Large aftershocks may cause mega earthquake in California

The Indpendent:
Italy earthquake causes Apennine Mountains to grow by up to 4cm

Science Magazine:
Scientists may have solved mystery of giant Midwest earthquakes

Wired:
New Zealand's Ruapehu Volcano Is Heating Up Fast

Daily Star:
Massive super volcano spewing huge ash cloud to cause international flight chaos

Rappler:
Phivolcs warns of 'big' Mayon eruption in coming days

The Conversation:
Is Katla crying wolf? Icelandic volcano's rumblings don't mean airspace chaos is imminent

Daily Mail:
Mystery as stratospheric wind patterns change for first time in 60 years of observations - and climate change could be to blame

Science Magazine:
Unprecedented disruption to atmosphere's pacemaker foretells wet winter for Europe

Daily Mail:
Mass grave reveals secrets of the 'walking fish': 360-million-year-old fossils provide a glimpse into how animals moved from water to land

Daily Mail:
Revealed: 200 million-year-old intact skull of a new species of pterosaur is found in Patagonia

Seeker:
Toothy Remains of 'Loch Monster' Unveiled

Stuff NZ:
Dinosaur footprints found in Nelson on show in Lower Hutt

Daily Mail:
The fossil with an insect inside a lizard inside a snake: Incredible remains reveal 48 million-year-old food chain

The History Blog:
Million-year-old mammoth tusks found in Austria

Smithsonian Magazine:
Remembering the Tasmanian Tiger, 80 Years After It Became Extinct

Daily Mail:
Madagascar 'ghost snake' found to be unique new species of cat-eyed reptile

The Guardian:
Researchers discover there are not one - but four species of giraffe

Daily Mail:
'Ascent of man' image is the wrong way round, claims expert: Humans and chimps evolved from a common ancestor that walked upright

Daily Mail:
The REAL Paleo diet included bread: Ancient dental plaque reveals crops were on the menu in the Balkans 8,600 years ago

Daily Mail:
Could the mystery of the Concho Stone be solved? Neolithic carvings found near a Scottish housing estate to be revealed for the first time in 50 years

The History Blog:
Metal parts found in wood from Khufu solar boat

Daily Mail:
Revealed: Gold-hilted sword found beneath a Scottish football pitch may be 4,000 years old

The History Blog:
Couple find Bronze Age sword in Danish field

The History Blog:
Athena Parthenos moved to new digs in New York

Daily Mail:
Revealed: 1,700-year-old obituary celebrates the charitable life of an Egyptian woman who loved orphans

The History Blog:
Zapotec crocodile stone found in Oaxaca

Daily Mail:
Was an early Mexican civilisation hit by a bid for independence? Carvings of stone crocodile reveal ancient rift

Smithsonian Magazine:
Beneath This Medieval German Town Lie Over 25 Miles of Forgotten Tunnels

The History Blog:
Icelandic goose hunters find Viking sword

Daily Mail:
Did this Viking sword belong to the 'first Icelander'? 1,000-year-old weapon is unearthed by geese hunters

The History Blog:
Rarely seen liturgical textiles on display in Vienna

BBC History Extra:
How naughty was the past? The hidden depths of the medieval church

Daily Mail:
Mysterious Maya codex IS real: 13th century Grolier text is confirmed as the 'oldest book in ancient America'

The History Blog:
Long-disputed Grolier Codex is genuine

Daily Mail:
Magnificent castle where Scottish outlaw Rob Roy famously escaped the English Redcoats with the help of his sisters goes on sale for £1.65million

The History Blog:
Mary Rose remains and artifacts in stunning 3D

BBC History Extra:
London's 7 most memorable lord mayors

The History Blog:
Chandos portrait cleaning may reveal the Bard's true visage

Atlas Obscura:
Places You Can No Longer Go: The Floating Church of the Redeemer

The History Blog:
Confederate spy Belle Boyd's flag up for auction

Smithsonian Magazine:
Even Napoleon Had an Unpublished Manuscript, and Now It's up for Auction

BBC History Extra:
Queen Victoria timeline: 10 milestones in the monarch's life

The History Blog:
Export of Queen Victoria's coronet barred for now

Daily Mail:
Revealed: How the first mass tank attack in WW1 was blown off course because rebellious Irish PoWs gave vital information about British attack to the Germans

Daily Mail:
The First Great Escape: Forgotten story of how WW1 soldiers inspired the Stalag Luft breakout by digging their way out of a German PoW camp with CUTLERY and making it back to Britain as heroes

Smithsonian Magazine:
This Digital Collection of Babe Ruth's Scrapbooks Is a Piece of Home Run History

Atlas Obscura:
Behold a Glorious Vintage Map of Yosemite National Park

Smithsonian Magazine:
Read a Chilling Letter From Bonnie and Clyde

Smithsonian Magazine:
These Rarely Seen Photographs Are a Who's Who of the Harlem Renaissance

Atlas Obscura:
The Brilliant MI6 Spy Who Perfected the Art of the 'Honey Trap'

Daily Mail:
The final resting place of U576: German U-Boat is found 30 miles off the coast of North Carolina 72 years after it sank during Nazi campaign of terror - and 44 soldiers are entombed inside

Daily Mail:
Revealed: The secret instruction manual that taught Australian volunteer soldiers how to kill German and Japanese invaders in WWII

Smithsonian Magazine:
Seeing Is Believing: How Marie Tharp Changed Geology Forever

Smithsonian Magazine:
The Forgotten Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Send Astronauts to Space

Smithsonian Magazine:
The Story of the Weber Grill Begins With a Buoy

Atlas Obscura:
Found: The First Television Interview Nelson Mandela Ever Gave

Flashbak:
Bookstalls On Farringdon Road 1966

Gizmodo:
Rare Photos From Inside NORAD Will Give You Retro-Armageddon Nostalgia

New Atlas:
Star Trek: 50 years of boldly going

Daily Mail:
Better than anything you'll find on Google Earth: Engineers behind satellites used to spy on the Russians during the Cold War reveal they were able to take incredibly detailed photos from 100 miles up

Atlas Obscura:
In 1975, a Cat Co-Authored a Physics Paper

Ars Technica:
How an over-ambitious Star Trek convention became "The Con of Wrath"

Mashable:
Norway newspaper editor blasts Zuckerberg for censoring iconic Vietnam War photograph

Daily Mail:
Is this maverick ex-Army pilot who faked his own death in a plane crash DB Cooper? Filmmaker sues the FBI in an attempt to PROVE Vietnam vet who lives in San Diego pulled off legendary hijacking

Smithsonian Magazine:
How Eight Conglomerates Dominate Japanese Industry

Ars Technica:
Warner Bros. flags own site for piracy, orders Google to censor pages

Atlas Obscura:
The Tiny Amazonian City That Supplies Aquarium Fish to the World

New Atlas:
High performance meets high society at Salon Privé

Atlas Obscura:
7 Nuclear Test Sites You Can Visit Today

Smithsonian Magazine:
Now Departing: Some of America's Most Iconic Train Signs

Digg:
Fantastical Art From This Year's Burning Man

September 9, 2016

Daily Mail:
Who needs a runway! Watch the incredible triple transformer drone that takes off like a quadcopter and flies like a plane or a glider

Air & Space Magazine:
The Stratotanker Turns 60

Jalopnik:
How One Soviet Pilot Pulled The Sheet Off The Ghostly MiG-25

Daily Mail:
Want to buy a used robot? Terrifying 1965 PDAD humanoid used to test spacesuits will be offered at auction

Daily Mail:
Angkor Wat, Ipanema beach and the desert at Burning Man: Incredible aerial photos show planet Earth as you've never seen it before

September 8, 2016

Costa Rica Star:
Best UFO Photo in the World Taken at Arenal, Costa Rica 45 Yrs Ago

Geekologie:
Oh Wow: Insanely Elaborate UFO Abduction And Alien Prank

Daily Mail:
Did China lose a spy satellite in a SpaceX-style launch failure? Reports suggest government cover up

Sputnik News:
Energia Corp Designing New Transport Spaceship With Higher Payload Capacity

New Atlas:
Planet Nine could cause chaos following the death of our Sun

Spaceflight Now:
Tatooine's Got Nothing On This Star System

Astrobiology Magazine:
Earth's carbon points to planetary smashup

Daily Mail:
Ahoy there! Jeff Williams tweets incredible panoramic video showing boats sailing down New York's Hudson River - as seen on a sunny day from space

September 7, 2016

Spaceflight Now:
Soyuz spaceship lands in Kazakhstan

Spaceflight Insider:
Soyuz trio blaze through atmosphere to land in Kazakstan

Spaceflight Now:
Atlas 5 rocket cleared to launch NASA probe to Asteroid Bennu

Spaceflight Insider:
OIG: Commercial Crew Program pushed to NET 2018

Seeker:
Philae Found! Rosetta Spies Dead Comet Lander

Spaceflight Insider:
Philae lander found wedged in 'dark crack' on comet 67P

New Scientist:
Found: Philae lander finally spotted by Rosetta on comet 67P

Spaceflight Insider:
New launch window for Mars InSight mission approved by NASA

Mysterious Universe:
The Alien Signal That Wasn't: What We Learned From the Latest 'Wow' Signal

September 6, 2016

The Sun:
THE BRITISH ROSWELL Retired cop calls on government to reveal 'truth' on infamous Rendlesham Forest UFO incident

KGW:
'Fireball' reported blazing across Pacific Northwest sky

Spaceflight Now:
Station fliers set for return to Earth after 172-day mission

Spaceflight Insider:
ISS spacewalkers retract thermal radiator, install HD cameras

Spaceflight Now:
NASA spacecraft launches Thursday seeking the seeds of life on asteroid

Seeker:
SpaceX Rocket, Israeli Satellite Destroyed

Seeker:
Jupiter's Wild North Pole Photographed

Astrobiology Magazine:
Jupiter's North Pole Unlike Anything Encountered in Solar System

Daily Mail:
Ghostly sounds of Jupiter beamed back to Earth

Daily Mail:
Philae is found! Rosetta finally spots the long-lost lander wedged into an icy crevice on comet 67P

Seeker:
Genesis Project: Should We 'Gift' the Cosmos With Life?

LABOR DAY WEEKEND EDITION: September 3 through September 5, 2016

Jstor:
What's On the Other Side of a Black Hole?

Live Science:
'Virtual' Particles Are Just 'Wiggles' in the Electromagnetic Field

Seeker:
Is Anything Truly Random?

Smithsonian Magazine:
IBM's Watson Takes On Yet Another Job, as a Weather Forecaster

Gizmodo:
If This Robot Spinning a Serbian Man Isn't Art, I Don't Know What Is

Gizmodo:
Simone Giertz's New Robot Is Her Shittiest Yet

Daily Mail:
The robot that became racist: AI that learnt from the web finds white-sounding names 'pleasant' and black-sounding names 'unpleasant'

USA Today:
Volcanoes: 10 national parks with explosive origins

Astrobiology Magazine:
Did meteorites bring life's phosphorus to Earth?

Live Science:
This Tree Started Growing During the Viking Age

Daily Mail:
Now that's a REALLY Great Barrier Reef: Scientists find 'vast' new reef hiding behind Australia's famous attraction

Seeker:
Cat-Sized Pterosaur Found

Seeker:
Traces of Prehistoric Baked Salmon Found

Daily Mail:
Rare dodo skeleton could be worth £500,000: 350-year-old bones of extinct bird may be one of the most complete specimens in the world

Seeker:
Jellyfish Thrive at Full Moons: Photos

Daily Mail:
Lucy's painful last moments revealed: 3.2 million-year-old fossil of early human suggests she died after falling 40ft from a tree

The History Blog:
4,200 yr-old rattle found in Turkey

The History Blog:
National Trust acquires iconic Jacobean miniature

Daily Mail:
The birth of travel photography: Amazing pictures of Ancient Egypt which wowed the Victorian world in the first years of the camera

Daily Mail:
Race to save crown for the nation: How ministers are backing a £6m campaign to save Queen Victoria's iconic coronet from being sold abroad

BBC News:
How Sherlock Holmes changed the world

Smithsonian Magazine:
Hearst Castle Has a Brush With California's Wildfires

BBC News:
How John Hersey's Hiroshima revealed the horror of the bomb

Smithsonian Magazine:
The Fight to Preserve Langston Hughes' Harlem Home From Gentrification

BBC News:
Lonnie Johnson: The father of the Super Soaker

BBC News:
The village that survived a war

Daily Mail:
Amtrack reveals America's 'bullet train': $2bn project will bring 186mph next generation trains to Washington, New York and Boston by 2021

Smithsonian Magazine:
Keeping the Blues Alive

BBC News:
The secret libraries of history

Live Science:
7 Home Remedies That Actually Work (and the Science Behind Them)

Mental Floss:
The Stories Behind All 50 State Quarters

Live Science:
Sunken Treasures: The Curious Science of 7 Famous Shipwrecks

September 2, 2016

Daily Mail:
All aboard the Solar Express! Radical train concept could travel at 3,000km/s and take man to Mars in just 37 HOURS

New Atlas:
Airlander 10 damaged during second test flight

Daily Mail:
Magnificent photographs capture the last airworthy all-British Sea Vixen jet-fighter soaring above the Devon coastline

IEEE Spectrum:
Festo's Fantastical Flying Robots

Sputnik News:
Why Russia's Secret Weapon is Still the SU-25 Frogfoot 'Flying Tank'

Mental Floss:
Beavers on the Moon: The Great Astronomy Hoax of 1835

Atlas Obscura:
Joining the Caterpillar Club is as Easy as Escaping a Fiery Plane

Sputnik News:
Sukhoi Aircraft: All Creations of the Legend of Russian Aviation

BBC News:
The runaway drone that caused a Cold War air battle

September 1, 2016

New York Times:
SpaceX Rocket Explodes at Launchpad in Cape Canaveral

ABC News:
Explosion at SpaceX Launch Pad Destroys Rocket, Satellite

Wired:
SpaceX Rocket Explosion Sets Back Facebook's Internet Expansion in Africa

Business Insider:
Here's what Elon Musk had to say about this morning's SpaceX explosion

Space Daily:
China Sends Country's Largest Carrier Rocket to Launch Base

Spaceflight Now:
India tests scramjet demonstrator over Bay of Bengal

Mysterious Universe:
NASA Working On Deep Space Submarine

Spaceflight Now:
Probe hoisted aboard launcher to leave Earth next week on asteroid adventure

Popular Science:
What Will Happen To OSIRIS-REx's Asteroid Sample?

Spaceflight Now:
Animation of OSIRIS-REx mission from liftoff to return home

Daily Mail:
Space dust travelling at 20 the speed of light would erode interstellar craft on their way to Alpha Centauri, first Breakthrough Starshot tests reveal

Smithsonian Magazine:
Discovery of a New Class of Galaxies Challenges Our Understanding of How Galaxy Formation Works

io9:
The History of How We Discovered All the Planets in the Solar System

Slate - Bad Astronomy:
Astronomers Find Three Exploded Stars Nested Like Russian Dolls

Atlas Obscura:
9 Incredible Meteorite Craters That Look Straight Out of 'Deep Impact'

August 31, 2016

Spaceflight Insider:
EVA-37 spacewalkers to retract radiator, install external equipment

Spaceflight Insider:
SES-10 confirmed to launch on previously-flown Falcon 9

Universe Today:
SES Boldly Goes Where No Firm Has Gone Before, Inks Deal to Fly on 1st SpaceX 'Flight-Proven' Booster

Popular Science:
This Is The First Rocket SpaceX Will Try To Re-Launch

Universe Today:
NASA Goes With Atlas V To Launch Mars 2020 Rover

New Atlas:
Spitzer goes "Beyond" for final mission

Spaceflight Insider:
Spitzer Space Telescope enters 'Beyond' phase

Daily Mail:
Russia reveals world's first test of radical pulse-detonation 'super-rocket'

Daily Mail:
Splashdown for Orion! Watch as Nasa tests craft that could one day take man to Mars in giant pool

Daily Mail:
China unveils its Mars rover concept: Images provide the first glimpse of the vehicle that will launch in 2020

New Atlas:
Curiosity snaps stunning 360 panorama of Earth-like rock formations on Mars

Astrobiology Magazine:
Test for Damp Ground at Mars' Seasonal Streaks Finds None

Astrobiology Magazine:
Fossilised rivers suggest warm, wet ancient Mars

Seeker:
Mystery of Mars' Crater Chains Solved

Seeker:
Rosetta Dazzled by Spectacular Comet Eruption

New Scientist:
Proxima b's star could be blasting away the planet's atmosphere

Daily Mail:
Get ready for the great American eclipse! Preparations begin for first totality only visible in the US since the country was founded in 1776

New Scientist:
Mysterious signal unlikely to be aliens after SETI draws a blank

August 30, 2016

Syracuse New Times:
Nov. 9, 1965 - Did UFOs Turn the Lights Off?

Geek:
The origin of the species: Grey aliens

Dubbo Daily Liberal:
That's Venus you see not a UFO

Gizmodo:
A Previously Undiscovered Asteroid Just Came Very Close to Earth

Virtual Telescope:
Near-Earth Asteroid 2016 QA2 extremely close encounter: an exceptional image and movie (28 Aug. 2016)

Spaceflight Now:
Probe hoisted aboard launcher to leave Earth next week on asteroid adventure

Seeker:
Strange New Objects Found During Hunt for 'Planet 9'

Stuff NZ:
Alien hunters excited by signal from space picked up by Russia - and a bit peeved

Universe Today:
Aliens? "Strong" Signal Detected From Sun-Like Star Being Verified By SETI

New Scientist:
Mysterious SETI signal sends alien-hunting telescopes scrambling

Seeker:
'Interesting' SETI Signal Detected: Noise or... Aliens?

August 29, 2016

Asbury Park Press:
Brick Township's UFO triggered Air Force probe

Atlas Obscura:
The FBI Debunked These UFO Documents in the Most Childish Way Possible

Rippon Commonwealth Press:
Apparent sonic boom rocks Ripon region

Lake Expo:
Was That A Sonic Boom? Where Wednesday's Rumble At The Lake Could Have Come From

The Guardian:
Nasa spacecraft Juno skims Jupiter's clouds in record-breaking mission

Ars Technica:
On Saturday Juno flew to within 4,200km of Jupiter - and survived

Spaceflight Now:
Juno gets its closest look at Jupiter

New Atlas:
Juno skims Jupiter's pole in first orbital flyby

Universe Today:
Juno Transmits First Up-Close Look Soarin' over Jupiter

Spaceflight Now:
Dragon spacecraft splashes down with station research specimens

New Atlas:
SpaceX's Dragon scuttles back to Earth with space-mice and science onboard

Scientific American:
Yes, We've Discovered a Planet Orbiting the Nearest Star but...

WEEKEND EDITION: August 27 through August 28, 2016

Sci-News:
Novel Theory on Moving Through Time

Live Science:
'Stranger Things': How Realistic Are Parallel Worlds?

Science News:
A new 'Einstein' equation suggests wormholes hold key to quantum gravity

Forbes:
This Is The Hardest Concept To Grasp In Physics (Hint: It's Not Relativity)

Atlas Obscura:
How a Mathematician Turned an Obscure Number Into a Scary Story

Robohub:
Introducing the Octobot: The first autonomous, entirely soft robot

Ars Technica:
Behold the octobot - a fully autonomous, soft-bodied robot

Daily Mail:
Air bubbles trapped in rock 800 MILLION years ago reveal oxygen levels spiked on Earth earlier than thought

Seeker:
Skull and Bones: T. Rex Fossil Photos

Gizmag:
Newly discovered "micro-lion" fossil reveals entirely new extinct species

Universe Today:
A History Of Violence: Iron Found in Fossils Suggests Supernova Role In Mass Dying

Ars Technica:
Meet some of the species we've found in 2016

Daily Mail:
Does this finger prove our ancestors left Africa earlier than believed? 90,000-year-old human bone discovered in Saudi Arabia

Daily Mail:
The oldest needle in the world: 50,000-year-old sewing instrument is discovered in a Siberian Cave

The History Blog:
Six Neolithic flint axes reunited in Denmark

Daily Mail:
Meet Meritamun, the 18-year-old Egyptian mummy with a taste for honey: Researchers reconstruct face of 'high status' sweet-toothed woman who lived 2,000 years ago

The History Blog:
Etruscan stele names goddess Uni

The History Blog:
Roman port in Albania much larger than we knew

Atlas Obscura:
The Fierce, Forgotten Library Wars of the Ancient World

Daily Mail:
The world's largest pyramid is hidden inside a mountain in Mexico: Early settlers built a church on top of a hill not knowing that the Great Pyramid of Cholulu lay beneath

Forbes:
August 24, 79: An Hour-By-Hour Account Of Vesuvius' Eruption On Its 1,937th Anniversary

Houston Chronicle:
9 reasons you would have really liked living in Pompeii

PJ Media:
The Last Day of Pompeii

The History Blog:
Crusader-era grenade in group of artifacts turned in to authorities

NPR:
Mysterious, Encrypted Medieval Manuscript Set To Be Published In Replica

The History Blog:
Tiny publisher to publish Voynich Manuscript facsimile

Daily Mail:
16th century Spanish shipwrecks found off Cape Canaveral filled with stolen French treasure

The History Blog:
Hercules Room restoration begins

Mental Floss:
That George Washington Portrait Saved by Dolley Madison Was Just a Copy

Daily Mail:
The remarkable story of the pioneering army doctor who told off Florence Nightingale, performed the first successful caesarian, and was secretly a WOMAN in disguise

Forbes:
How A Harvard Doctor's Sordid Murder Launched Modern Forensic Anthropology

The History Blog:
7 things you (probably) didn't know about Queen Victoria

Outside Magazine:
The Hapless Explorer Who Helped Create the National Park System

Flashbak:
Anton Chekhov: 8 Ways To Be Civilized (1886)

Flashbak:
An 1890 Photochrom Tour Of Rome

Flashbak:
An 1890 Photochrom Tour of Istanbul

Mental Floss:
The 1907 Version of 'Ben-Hur' That Changed the Movie Business Forever

Daily Mail:
How did that get there? Divers find a century-old STEAM TRAIN at the bottom of Lake Superior

Smithsonian Magazine:
The Man Who Ran a Carnival Attraction That Saved Thousands of Premature Babies Wasn't a Doctor at All

Flashbak:
Kodachrome Slides Of A Family At San Francisco's Golden Gate Exposition (1939)

Mental Floss:
How the 'Mona Lisa' Escaped Destruction During World War II

Daily Mail:
Your chance to own your own WWII tank: French museum is selling off its historic collection because it didn't get enough visitors

Atlas Obscura:
Decades Before Oprah, Della Reese was the First Black Woman to Host a Talk Show

Mental Floss:
14 Justifiably Forgotten Milton Bradley Board Games

Gizmag:
Patent suggests lightsaber battles coming to Disneyland

Gizmag:
Classic compilation: Photos from the 2016 Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion

Gizmag:
Photo gallery: Concept cars from Monterey Car Week 2016

Gizmag:
Top 30 Classic Car Sales at 2016 Monterey Car Week

Popular Mechanics:
The Forgotten History of Those Iconic National Parks Posters

Atlas Obscura:
Smokey the Bear Has Nothing on These Forgotten Forest Mascots

Digg:
The Coolest Photos From The National Park Service's Newly Digitized Historic Archives

August 26, 2016

Daly Mail:
Flying past the future: Breathtaking shot captures 80-years of American air power as high tech stealth F-35 and WW2 veteran P-51 join the annual Chicago Air and Water Show

Smithsonian Magazine:
Return of the Airship

Slate:
"The Flight Went Really Well and the Only Issue Was When It Landed"

Air & Space Magazine:
Drones in a Busy Sky

Blastr:
How NASA space suits have changed, from Project Mercury to the cutting-edge Mark III

Los Angeles Daily News:
Rocketdyne plant that built world's most powerful rocket engines being razed

Air & Space Magazine:
Restoring Germany's Captured "Bat Wing"

Air & Space Magazine:
Lufthansa Brings Back a Superstar From the 1950s

Motherboard:
The Brave Bitches Who First Orbited Earth and Lived to Bark About It

Popular Mechanics:
Why Didn't Russia Ever Make It to the Moon?

Air & Space Magazine:
The Pentagon's Flying Saucer Problem

August 25, 2016

Seeker:
Confirmed! Sun's Nearest Neighbor Has 'Earth-Like' World

Stuff NZ:
Scientists say they've found a planet in a habitable zone - and it's Earth-sized

Slate - Bad Astronomy:
Astronomers Discover a New Planet Orbiting the Closest Star to the Sun!

BBC News:
Neighbouring star Proxima Centauri has Earth-sized planet

National Geographic:
Potentially Habitable Planet Found Orbiting Star Closest to Sun

New York Times:
A Planet Orbiting Our Closest Neighbor, Proxima Centauri

Seeker:
Fly Through the Proxima Centauri System

Scientific American:
Proxima Centauri Just Became Our Gateway to the Cosmos

Seeker:
NASA Regains Contact With 'Dead' Solar Mission

Spaceflight Now:
NASA astronaut Jeff Williams sets new U.S. space endurance record

August 24, 2016

Universe Today:
NASA Successfully Test Fires Mars Mega Rocket Engine with Modernized 'Brain' Controller

Sputnik News:
NASA Releases New Panoramic 360° Footage of Mars (VIDEO)

Space Daily:
Full-Circle Vista from NASA Mars Rover Curiosity Shows 'Murray Buttes'

Astrobiology Magazine:
Spotlight on Schiaparelli's Landing Site

Gizmag:
NASA competition will see virtual robots repair a storm-damaged Martian base

Seeker:
This Is How NASA Will Grab Rocks From Mars

Science Daily:
The comet that disappeared: What happened to Ison?

August 23, 2016

Universe Today:
ESO Announcement To Address Reports Of Proxima Centauri Exoplanet

Space Daily:
From Solo Cup to an asteroid: NASA's newest space mission

Spaceflight Insider:
'All systems go' for OSIRIS-REx launch in September

Spaceflight Now:
One of NASA's cleanest spacecraft ever is ready to fly

Spaceflight Now:
NASA 'hears' from lost spacecraft after nearly two years

Spaceflight Now:
Another Falcon 9 rocket returns to perch in Port Canaveral

Universe Today:
Sea Landed SpaceX Falcon 9 Sails Back into Port Canaveral: Gallery

Spaceflight Now:
SpaceX puts historic flown rocket on permanent display

Seeker:
Earth-like Exoplanet Orbiting Nearby Star?

Seeker:
'Great American Total Solar Eclipse' Just 1 Year Away

August 22, 2016

Stuff NZ:
Possible meteor over NZ spotted in the skies from around the country

Stuff NZ:
Excitement, mystery after 'phenomenally big' object lights up sky

Spaceflight Insider:
NASA considers handing over ISS to a private company

Spaceflight Now:
Spacewalkers attach docking adapter to space station for commercial vehicles

Seeker:
Astronauts Install New Space Station Docking Port

Spaceflight Insider:
New 'front porch' added to International Space Station

Spaceflight Now:
Delta 4 successfully soars to the high ground to deploy two patrol satellites

Scientific American:
NASA to Launch Asteroid-Sampling Mission in 3 Weeks

Seeker:
Oxygen on 'Exo-Venus' Wouldn't Mean Life

Seeker:
Could Proxima Centauri Be Our Interstellar Getaway?

Slate - Bad Astronomy:
So What Exactly Is an "Alien Megastructure"?

WEEKEND EDITION: August 20 through August 21, 2016

Live Science:
Has a New, Fifth Force of Nature Been Found?

Universe Today:
Physicists Maybe, Just Maybe, Confirm the Possible Discovery of 5th Force of Nature

Mic:
Wormholes could finally unite two of history's biggest physics theories

Jstor:
Why No One Believed Einstein

Global News:
Does another version of you exist in a different universe?

Mental Floss:
The Puzzling Collatz Conjecture

Gizmag:
Computer program writes like famous people - or even like you

IEEE Spectrum:
GOAT Robot Leg Demonstrates Explosive Jumping

IEEE Spectrum:
Robot Octopus Points the Way to Soft Robotics With Eight Wiggly Arms

Global News:
Meet Sophia, the human-like robot that wants to be your friend and 'destroy humans'

Daily Mail:
Earth's oldest oceanic crust: Geologist finds floor of 'lost ocean' that formed 340 million years ago, long before the Atlantic was created

Daily Mail:
The Atlantic and Pacific separated later than believed: North and South America collided 2.8 million years ago to split the two oceans

Smithsonian Magazine:
Go Deep: 5 Places on Earth to See Seriously Old Rocks

Smithsonian Magazine:
Six Places to Spot the World's Most Breathtaking Sand Dunes

Daily Mail:
Frozen for 30,000 years: Spectacular images capture the world's oldest icebergs... and here's where you can go and see them for yourself

The Guardian:
All hail the humble moss, bringer of oxygen and life to Earth

Seeker:
T. Rex Fossil with Well Preserved Skull Found in Montana

BBC News:
Meet Nanotyrannus, the dinosaur that never really existed

Daily Mail:
New species of river dolphin is discovered: 25 million-year-old fossil could shed light on the mammal's evolutionary history

Seeker:
Purple Stubby Squid Charms Submersible Scientists

Seeker:
Watch a Clever Scottish Octopus' Return to the Sea

Seeker:
'Ultimate Pokemon' Squirrel Evades the Eyes of Science

Daily Mail:
Stone Age bones of Britain's last tribe of hunter-gatherers are discovered on an island in the Inner Hebrides

Stuff NZ:
Study looks at what 5300-year-old Otzi the Iceman was wearing when he died

Gizmag:
Stonehenge and other standing stones really are computers

The History Blog:
Obsidian biface cache found in Willamette Valley

The Guardian:
Lost cities #1: Babylon - how war almost erased 'mankind's greatest heritage site'

The Guardian:
Lost cities #2: the search for the real Troy - 'not just one city but at least 10'

The History Blog:
Skeleton may be ancient Greek human sacrifice

Ancient Origins:
The Magnificent Helmet of Greek Warrior Miltiades

Daily Mail:
Is this the home of the Illyrian rulers? Archaeologists discover two palaces which belonged to ancient Indo-European royalty

The Guardian:
Lost cities #6: how Thonis-Heracleion resurfaced after 1,000 years under water

BBC News:
Who, What, Why: Who was Leonidas of Rhodes?

The Guardian:
Lost cities #3 - Muziris: did black pepper cause the demise of India's ancient port?

The Guardian:
Lost cities #4: Pompeii was preserved by disaster. Now it risks ruin all over again

The History Blog:
Roman phallus pendant found in Horncastle

The History Blog:
Roman horse race mosaic revealed in Cyprus

The History Blog:
Protein analysis finds animal source of bog body clothes

Ancient Origins:
Ancient Bling: Exquisite Jewelry Found in Tomb of Chinese Woman

Daily Mail:
Did Maya astronomers rival Copernicus? Ancient text suggests they mapped the planets 700 years before the Polish mathematician

Science Magazine:
The Wari's grisly end - the fall of a South American empire

The Guardian:
Lost cities #5: how the magnificent city of Merv was razed - and never recovered

Mental Floss:
15 Surprising Facts About Marco Polo

Mental Floss:
15 Lofty Facts About the Sistine Chapel

The History Blog:
Lost Dürer engraving found in French flea market

New York Times:
David's Ankles: How Imperfections Could Bring Down the World's Most Perfect Statue

BBC History Extra:
10 things you (probably) didn't know about the Reformation

Daily Mail:
Shifting sands in Hawaii reveal petroglyphs that may have been carved by early aboriginal settlers

The Atlantic:
Unusual Hawaii Petroglyphs Seem to Depict Ancient Surfers

Smithsonian Magazine:
Is This a Portrait of One of the World's Most Influential Philosophers?

The History Blog:
Mexican sword tip from 1830s found at Alamo

Daily Mail:
Pioneering British steamship 'The Thames' is found in a Siberian river almost 140 years after it disappeared

Mental Floss:
11 Sharp Facts about Annie Oakley

Mental Floss:
Retrobituaries: Alice Guy-Blaché, Forgotten Film Pioneer

BBC History Extra:
"Welcome home, Charlie": Chaplin's post-war return to London

Flashbak:
Questionnaire Sent To Prospective Members of the Ku Klux Klan (1921)

Smithsonian Magazine:
The Rules About How to Address the U.S. Flag Came About Because No One Wanted to Look Like a Nazi

Flashbak:
The CIA's Simple Sabotage Field Manual: An Everyday Guide To 'Purposeful Stupidity' (1944)

Mental Floss:
15 Delicious Facts About Julia Child

Flashbak:
Ray Harryhausen's Amazing Drawings Of Incredible Creatures

Flashbak:
The Saul Bass Movie Poster Archive

Science Magazine:
Anthrax genome reveals secrets about a Soviet bioweapons accident

Atlas Obscura:
The Forgotten Tale of How America Converted Its 1980 Olympic Village Into a Prison

Inverse:
Olympic Race Walking Is Not a Joke

Forbes:
Inside The Dinosaur Paleontology Renaissance In South Africa

Mental Floss:
4 Michigan Lighthouses Are Up For Sale

Smithsonian Magazine:
Six National Parks That Are Best Explored by Boat

Digg:
Don't Break The Skatepark Rules, Or This Security Guard Will Steal Your Bike And Show You Up

Gizmodo:
Synchronized Wind Tunnel Dancing Should Be the Next Olympic Sport

August 19, 2016

Sputnik News:
'Green Glow' Helmet Issue Is Blinding F-35 Pilots During Landing

Daily Mail:
China is developing a hypersonic jet: Planned space plane could drastically cut the cost of space travel

Popular Mechanics:
NASA Is Testing the Engine For its Quiet-Boom Supersonic Jet

Gizmag:
Maiden flight for world's largest aircraft

Sputnik News:
Unleaded Zeppelin: Why Airships May Again Start to Compete With Planes

The Guardian:
Airlander 10: is this the dawning of a new age of the airship?

Jalopnik:
But Seriously, These Meteorites Are Actually Flying People

Atlas Obscura:
A Whirlwind Tour of Space Race Relics

Flashbak:
Join the Dinky Starfleet! Remembering the Dinky Space Toys of the 1970s

August 18, 2016

Sputnik News:
SpaceX Dragon Cargo Spacecraft to Leave ISS, Return to Earth on August 26

Gizmodo:
SpaceX and Boeing Are Getting a Parking Spot on the ISS

Popular Science:
NASA's Mission To Sample A Killer Asteroid Launches In September

Gizmodo:
Watch NASA Build a 130-Foot Rocket Tank In 60 Seconds

Universe Today:
Stairway to Heaven! - Boeing Starliner Crew Access Arm's 'Awesome' Launch Pad Installation

Astrobiology Magazine:
New technique may help detect Martian life

Spaceflight Now:
The Science Behind Cassini's Titan Flybys

Forbes:
Cassini Prepares For Its Final, Suicidal Mission

Universe Today:
Beyond Neptune, A Chunk Of Ice Is Orbiting The Sun In The Wrong Direction

Daily Mail:
The edge of the universe is CLOSER than we thought: Amount of space we can see is 320 million light years smaller

Universe Today:
One Year to the 2017 Total Solar Eclipse

August 17, 2016

Air & Space Magazine:
The Great Flying Saucer Mystery of 1966

KSWB-TV:
Mysterious fireballs seen streaking across San Diego sky

RT:
Mysterious 'fireball' lights up San Diego sky (VIDEOS)

IEEE Spectrum:
China Launches World's First Quantum Communications Satellite

Spaceflight Now:
Two space informants to be launched to geosynchronous orbit Friday

Universe Today:
Did Cirrus Clouds Help Keep Early Mars Warm & Wet?

Universe Today:
How Far is the Asteroid Belt from Earth?

Universe Today:
How Many Moons are in the Solar System?

Sputnik News:
Twin Orphan Galaxies Provide Clues to the Evolution of the Universe

New Scientist:
Canadian meteorite may be first visitor from the Kuiper belt

August 16, 2016

Space Daily:
Scientists to unveil new Earth-like planet: report

Space.com:
Does an Earth-Like Alien Planet Orbit the Sun's Closest Neighbor?

The Nation:
New Earth-like planet orbiting Proxima Centauri discovered, claims Der Spiegel

Daily Mail:
Has a 'second Earth' been found around our nearest star? Planet orbiting the sun's stellar neighbour could have oceans of liquid water

Sputnik News:
Weather outlook positive for Friday's early morning Delta 4 rocket launch

Sputnik News:
Russia Could Cut Down International Space Station Crew

Spaceflight Now:
Ariane 6 rocket holding to schedule for 2020 maiden flight

Spaceflight Now:
Video: Gantry swing arm arrives at Atlas 5 pad for astronauts to board Starliners

August 15, 2016

Kent Messenger:
Was 'sonic boom' over Hildenborough caused by Red Arrows?

Kent and Sussex Courier:
Did the Red Arrows cause the 'sonic boom' over Tonbridge?

Spaceflight Now:
Falcon 9 rocket launches Japanese satellite, then nails bullseye landing

Universe Today:
SpaceX Nails Dazzling Midnight Launch of Japanese Comsat and Droneship Landing

Gizmag:
SpaceX nails high-speed ocean landing

Daily Mail:
Watch SpaceX' impressive Falcon 9 rockets launch and land in stunning slow motion

Smithsonian Magazine:
New Moon-Formation Theory Also Raises Questions About Early Earth

The Guardian:
European Space Agency targets Mars for October landing of Schiaparelli module

Live Science:
Mars Life? 20 Years Later, Debate Over Meteorite Continues

Space Daily:
Opportunity going back for closer look at grooves seen in images

Ars Technica:
Titan appears to have steep gorges and rivers like the Nile

Daily Mail:
Is there another world lurking beyond Neptune? Strange orbit of new minor planet hints at mysterious object in the outer reaches of our solar system

Seeker:
New, Nearby Earth-Like Planet Discovered

Universe Today:
Earth-Like Planet Around Proxima Centauri Discovered

Blackmore Vale Magazine:
Amazing crop circle appears at Ansty Farm Shop

WEEKEND EDITION: August 13 through August 14, 2016

Daily Mail:
Black holes may be 'back doors' to other parts of the universe, researchers claim

Seeker:
Did LIGO's Black Holes Come From the Dawn of Time?

Ars Technica:
Replication of Big Bang reveals flaws in theory of atom formation

Quanta Magazine:
What No New Particles Means for Physics

Ars Technica:
Neutrinos traveling through the Earth's core show no sign of sterility

Stuff NZ:
Roger Hanson: The Armstrong Limit

Robohub:
Marty: the little walking robot that's more than a toy

Daily Mail:
Talk about doing the robot! 1,007 Chinese droids dance in unison to set a new world record

IEEE Spectrum:
The Adventures of a Blissfully Unaware Bipedal Robot at the Grassy Wave Field

Sputnik News:
Rare Siberian Mineral Revealed to Be Analogue of Advanced Synthetic Polymer

Forbes:
The Grand Canyon's 1.2 Billion Year Old Secret

Stuff NZ:
Study shows three huge tsunamis have hit east coast in past 1200 years

Daily Mail:
The origin of dirt: Plant fossils suggest soil began covering the planet 20 million years earlier than first believed

Seeker:
300-Million-Year-Old Shark Was a Cannibal

Daily Mail:
Sibirosaurus IS a new species, experts claim: 100-million-year-old dinosaur weighed 50 tonnes and was as long as a cricket pitch

Daily Mail:
What REALLY happened on 'the worst day in Earth's history': Experts shed light on details of asteroid strike that wiped out 75 per cent of all species 65 million years ago

Smithsonian Magazine:
What Happened in the Seconds, Hours, Weeks After the Dino-Killing Asteroid Hit Earth?

Seeker:
Greenland Shark Lives at Least 272 Years

Mental Floss:
Some Sloths Are More Slothful Than Others

Gizmodo:
Squirrel Steals GoPro, Records Harrowing Escape

Daily Mail:
Stone Age tools reveal how our ancestors prepared duck, rhino and horse meat up to 250,000 years ago

Daily Mail:
Stone Age MISSILES: Early humans were able to hunt prey by throwing round rocks with impressive skill

Daily Mail:
New study claims the theory of how humans populated America is WRONG: Researchers say travellers could not have passed 'ice-free corridor' earlier than 12,600 years ago

The History Blog:
12,300-year-old hearth left by early inhabitants of Utah

The History Blog:
Tiny gold bead may be oldest gold artifact

The History Blog:
Boys ruin iconic skier petroglyph trying to "fix" it

Daily Mail:
The missing Bronze Age city: 3,000-year-old grave of a family in Cyprus may help reveal a long-lost metropolis

Live Science:
Ancient Greek Skeleton May Be Remains of Human Sacrifice to Zeus

National Geographic:
Ancient Fort and Stele Proclaiming Victory of Famous Persian King Found in Russia

National Geographic:
Giant 'Arrows' Seen From Space Point to a Vanished World

Forbes:
This Skeleton Is The Oldest Known Ancient Olympic Athlete

The Guardian:
Mysterious magic spells unearthed by archaeologists in Serbia

The History Blog:
Roman gold curse tablets found in Serbia

Daily Mail:
Rare 4th century mosaic floor unearthed in Cyprus illustrates scenes of ancient Roman chariot races in the hippodrome

The Guardian:
Maya tomb uncovered holding body, treasure and tales of 'snake dynasty'

The History Blog:
Maya Snake dynasty tomb found in Belize

Daily Mail:
Ancient remains discovered at 'America's first city' reveal women held high-power positions

Mental Floss:
Man Discovers Lost Dürer Work at Flea Market, Donates It to German Museum

BBC History Extra:
What happened to the lost colony of Roanoke Island?

Smithsonian Magazine:
The Robe Volante, the First Comfortable Dress in France, Sells for $150,000

BBC History Extra:
How the French won Waterloo (or think they did)

Atlas Obscura:
How Racism Kept The World's Fastest Swim Stroke Out Of The Pool

Mental Floss:
The Riot Caused By A Performance of 'Macbeth'

Rolling Stone:
Lizzie Borden: Why a 19th-Century Axe Murder Still Fascinates Us

Air & Space Magazine:
The Last Words of Otto Lilienthal

Atlas Obscura:
The 9 Lives of the Spanish Prisoner, the Treasure-Dangling Scam That Won't Die

Mental Floss:
Retrobituary: Matthew Henson, the Arctic Explorer Who Stood on Top of the World

Daily Mail:
The mystery of Piltdown Man is solved: Charles Dawsen, who found the fake human 'fossil', was probably behind the hoax

The Conversation:
Solving the Piltdown Man crime: how we worked out there was only one forger

Mental Floss:
11 Facts About Rio's Christ the Redeemer Statue

San Francisco Chronicle:
San Francisco's Lombard Street: It's twisty, crooked, and it almost didn't happen

Smithsonian Magazine:
How Chuck Taylor Taught America How to Play Basketball

Smithsonian Magazine:
Babe Ruth Hit a Home Run With Celebrity Product Endorsements

San Francisco Chronicle:
On this day in 1934, the first federal prisoners arrived on Alcatraz Island

Air & Space Magazine:
Amelia Earhart Slept Here

Mental Floss:
Trebitsch Lincoln, International Con Man and Self-Styled Nazi Superweapon

Mental Floss:
This Is What Anne Frank's Arrest Looked Like

Gizmodo:
This is What The Site of Britain's Largest Non-Nuclear Explosion Looks Like 70 Years Later

Mental Floss:
The Lucky City That Escaped Nagasaki's A-Bomb

Mental Floss:
10 Head-Spinning Facts About Disney's Mad Tea Party Ride

Atlas Obscura:
How Cuba's Greatest Cartoonist Fled From Castro and Created 'Spy vs. Spy'

Gizmodo:
A Solar Flare Almost Sparked a Nuclear War in 1967

Smithsonian Magazine:
What You Don't Know About Olympian Tommie Smith's Silent Gesture

Mental Floss:
Nabisco's X-Rated Toy Scandal of 1971

Ars Technica:
Researchers crack open unusually advanced malware that hid for 5 years

GQ:
Inside Ark Encounter, the Life-Size Noah's Ark Theme Park That Will Save (Some of) Us All

Gizmag:
Hyperloop One plans to take supersonic tube transport underwater

BBC History Extra:
9 eccentric monarchs through history

Mental Floss:
7 Ships That Disappeared Without a Trace

Atlas Obscura:
The Bloody Histories and Remaining Relics of 5 Violent Feuds

Mental Floss:
14 Antique Roller Coasters You Can Still Ride

August 12, 2016

Gizmag:
World's largest aircraft greets the public ahead of first flight tests

Seeker:
Paraglider Soars To Record Heights Above Pakistan

History Net:
The Legendary Lockheed Constellation

New Scientist:
Iridium: story of a communications solution no one listened to

Universe Today:
Spaceports and the Future of Space Exploration

Spaceflight History:
Could the Space Voyages in the Film and Novel "2001: A Space Odyssey" Really Happen? (Part 1)

Spaceflight History:
Could the Space Voyages in the Film and Novel "2001: A Space Odyssey" Really Happen? (Part 2)

IEEE Spectrum:
Robot Arms, a Radar Antenna, and a Stick-On Docking System: Finally, My Jetpack Has Arrived

Mental Floss:
7 Strange Things That Have Been Left On the Moon

August 11, 2016

Collective Evolution:
20 Years Later Emily Shares Her Story Again Of Meeting A Real Extraterrestrial

New Scientist:
US Air Force wants to plasma bomb the sky using tiny satellites

Spaceflight Now:
Air Force satellite duo mated to Delta 4 rocket for next week's launch

Spaceflight Now:
Station cargo ship delays clear way for needed spacewalk

Space Daily:
China prepares for new round of manned space missions

Gizmodo:
NASA Wants to Build These Six New Prototype Deep Space Houses

Seeker:
Williams to Become NASA's Longest-Duration Space Flier

Scientific American:
Hellish Venus Might Have Been Habitable for Billions of Years

Daily Mail:
Have signs of Martian life been obliterated by meteorite blasts? Extreme pressures during impact may wipe out organic compounds, study finds

Seeker:
Did Meteorite Impacts Sterilize Subsurface Mars Life?

Astrobiology Magazine:
Cassini Finds Flooded Canyons on Titan

New Scientist:
Mystery object in weird orbit beyond Neptune cannot be explained

New Scientist:
Triple signal of 'alien megastructure' star baffles astronomers

Popular Science:
NASA Just Released An Addictive New Mars Rover Game

August 10, 2016

Spaceflight Now:
Buildup of unusual launcher begins for NASA's asteroid sample return mission

Spaceflight Insider:
China to develop a hybrid spaceplane for cheaper space travel

Daily Mail:
Watch Nasa blast the world's biggest rocket in slow motion: SLS booster test is captured in stunning detail

Gizmag:
Mercury's volcanoes have been (mostly) snoozing for billions of years

Gizmag:
Are we looking for Martian life in all the wrong places?

Universe Today:
Why is Uranus on its Side?

Slate - Bad Astronomy:
Perseid Meteor Shower Peaks Aug. 11 and 12 with a Possible Strong Outburst!

August 9, 2016

Spaceflight Now:
Next missile warning sentinel set for October launch to geosynchronous orbit

Universe Today:
Boeing Starts Assembly of 1st Flightworthy Starliner Crew Taxi Vehicle at Kennedy Spaceport

New Scientist:
Inside NASA's towering rocket factory before deep space mission

Sputnik News:
Russian Cosmonauts to Make Probiotic Fermented Milk Product at ISS

Space Daily:
China begins developing hybrid spacecraft

Seeker:
Rover Curiosity's Four Years of Stunning Mars Discovery

Daily Mail:
Mystery of Mars' mineral veins is solved: Strange structures were formed by ancient lakes that may have supported life

Space Daily:
Pluto Flyby - A Year Later

Daily Mail:
Getting to the core of Ceres: Dawn's orbit around the dwarf planet reveals what it looks like deep inside

Stuff NZ:
Scientists discover a giant planet that orbits two suns - and could have habitable moons

Astrobiology Magazine:
Astronomers make first accurate measurement of oxygen in distant galaxy

National Geographic:
This Week's Night Sky: See an Asteroid Pass and Meteors Peak

August 8, 2016

Mysterious Universe:
Decades-Old Brown Mountain Lights Photo Uncovered in 'Secret' Collection

Spaceflight Insider:
China conducts surprise launch of its first Tiantong-1 satellite

Ars Technica:
Russia says it's going to send a lander to the solar system's largest moon

Seeker:
China's Yutu Moon Rover Has Died

New Scientist:
China's Jade Rabbit moon rover dead after 31 months on surface

Scientific American:
NASA's 2020 Rover Will Carry Microphones to Mars

Popular Science:
Get Your Playlist Ready: The Next Mars Rover Will Capture Sounds

Seeker:
The Sun Just Killed a Comet

Daily Mail:
Watch the amazing moment a comet crashes to a fiery death as it passes past the sun at 1.3 MILLION miles an hour

New Scientist:
Venus could have been habitable while life evolved on Earth

Seeker:
On Volcano Moon Io, it Snows Sulfur Every Day

Astrobiology Magazine:
Another Earth? Kepler astronomers pinpoint likeliest candidates

Gizmag:
Kepler astronomers identify top 20 habitable exoplanet candidates

Seeker:
Kepler's 'Alien Megastructure' Star Just Got Weirder

Popular Science:
Astronomers Are Working To Figure Out Why The Milky Way Has A Hole In It

WEEKEND EDITION: August 6 through August 7, 2016

Scientific American:
Did the Universe Boot Up with a "Big Bounce?"

New Scientist:
Ghost particles may explain why gravity is so surprisingly weak

Scientific American:
Hope for New Particle Fizzles at the LHC

Gizmag:
Can A.I. write a Hollywood film?

Smithsonian Magazine:
Meet SwagBot, the Robot Cowboy That Can Herd and Monitor Cattle On Its Own

Daily Mail:
Feeling lucky? US Marines test machine gun wielding robot that can also throw grenades and even drag wounded soldiers to safety

Sputnik News:
Russia's Nerekhta-2 Combat Robot to Be Presented in 2016

Daily Mail:
The creepy humanoid robot with a neural network for a 'brain': Japanese gadget uses AI and can control limbs and facial expressions - and can even sing

Astrobiology Magazine:
Earth's mantle appears to have a driving role in plate tectonics

Gizmodo:
Strange Minerals From Siberian Mine Are Unlike Anything Found in Nature

Gizmodo:
There's Something Strange Happening at the Bottom of the Greenland Ice Sheet

Stuff NZ:
Was this ancient organism the first life on Earth, or just the luckiest?

Daily Mail:
The fish that went through a 'reverse evolution': Blind hagfish could see 300 million years ago

Daily Mail:
Dinosaurs saw red: Gene that gives birds and turtles colour vision is traced back 250 million years

Seeker:
Dinosaurs Likely Saw Shades of Red

Daily Mail:
Fossilised whale skull reveals that the creature's incredible ultrasonic hearing evolved 27 million years ago

Mysterious Universe:
Ancient Kangaroos Had Fangs, Climbed Trees

Stuff NZ:
Strange 'purple blob' on Pacific seafloor baffles scientists

The Guardian:
Frigatebirds sleep in mid-flight

Daily Mail:
Ok, kids, that's scared everyone out of the water. Let's go and steal someone's lunch . . .

Daily Mail:
Stone Age hunter-gatherers learned to farm in TURKEY before spreading their knowledge across Europe

Daily Mail:
Quinoa helped hunter-gatherers build a civilisation: 'Hipster food' allowed early foragers in North America to become farmers

Gizmag:
Ancient child skeletons suggest China's Great Flood story does hold water

Daily Mail:
Revealed: Ancient rocks suggest China's legendary 'Great Flood' took place 4,000 years ago

Science Magazine:
Massive flood may have led to China's earliest empire

Smithsonian Magazine:
The Ancient History of Cheating in the Olympics

The History Blog:
80 shackled skeletons found in ancient mass graves

Daily Mail:
Has the real birthplace of King Arthur been found? Archaeologists unearth Dark Age royal palace - just where legends said he was born - but which had already vanished by the time they were written down

The History Blog:
6th c. walls unearthed at Tintagel Castle

The History Blog:
NYU student finds 12th c. brooch on Irish beach

BBC History Extra:
Isabella of France: the rebel queen

BBC History Extra:
The Spanish Armada: England's lucky escape

Stuff NZ:
Kepler's simple, brilliant equation

Stuff NZ:
Chickens arrived in New Zealand with Captain Cook, Royal Society study says

The History Blog:
V&A acquires largest peepshow collection

BBC History Extra:
What killed Napoleon Bonaparte?

Smithsonian Magazine:
How the American Civil War Built Egypt's Vaunted Cotton Industry and Changed the Country Forever

Live Science:
X-Rays Reveal 'Lost' Portrait by Edgar Degas Behind 19th-Century Painting

The Guardian:
The real story of the Secret Agent and the Greenwich Observatory bombing

BBC History Extra:
Did Britain doom the Lusitania?

BBC History Extra:
Tutankhamun: who's afraid of the pharaoh's curse?

Smithsonian Magazine:
Original Pooh Bear Gets Makeover, Returns to New York Public Library

BBC History Extra:
Enigma before Bletchley: the German spies who betrayed Hitler

ESPN:
The Spirit Of A Legend

The Guardian:
Nazi Germany's Jewish champion: the mystery of Helene Mayer endures

Science Magazine:
Mysterious, ice-buried Cold War military base may be unearthed by climate change

Outside:
The Man Who Created Bigfoot

Smithsonian Magazine:
How the Abduction of Patty Hearst Made Her an Icon of the 1970s Counterculture

Mel:
The 'Gay Jesse Owens'

Daily Mail:
The secret cyberattack missions of America's stealth subs revealed: Experts admit 'highly prized' offensive capabilities can hack enemy networks from under the sea

Live Science:
10 Mysterious Deaths and Disappearances That Still Puzzle Historians

Digg:
The Most Insane, Vulgar Court Transcript In History, As Read By Rick And Morty

August 5, 2016

Seeker:
What Are Airplane Chemtrails, Really?

Daily Mail:
Wingless jets and tiny helicopters where you stand on top of the rotor blades: MailOnline reveals some of the strangest aircraft the skies have ever seen

New Scientist:
How drones are learning to find their own way in the world

Daily Mail:
The MEGABLIMP that comes with its own drone doctor: 'Spider' craft will scour surface of Lockheed Martin's cargo carrying craft to look for holes

Air & Space Magazine:
The History of Boeing in 15 Objects

Air & Space Magazine:
The Fastest Jet Flight in History

Daily Mail:
'It's a real kick in the pants': Stunning video reveals what it is like to fly the iconic U-2 spy plane to the edge of space

Inverse:
It's Been 45 Years Since the First Lunar Rover Drove on the Moon

Gizmag:
Is exposure to deep space radiation killing off Apollo-era astronauts?

Gizmag:
In pictures: Gorgeous space station concepts from the 1970s

August 4, 2016

Seeker:
Private Company Cleared for 2017 Moon Mission

Slate - Bad Astronomy:
Blue Origin Test Flight Was a Successful Failure. Literally, in Fact.

Sputnik News:
Russia's First Solar-Powered Satellite Successfully Completes Test Flight

Sputnik News:
BYOW: Chinese Space Probe Confirms Water Does Not Exist on the Moon

Daily Mail:
China to launch unbreakable quantum spy satellite - and it could one day lead to a megascope the size of Earth that could 'spot a license plate on Jupiter's moons'

Daily Mail:
RIP Jade Rabbit: China's lunar rover is pronounced dead after 31 months on the moon

New Scientist:
Fleet of robots could hunt for life on icy moon Enceladus

Popular Science:
Io's Entire Atmosphere Freezes And Collapses

Astrobiology Magazine:
Space scientists observe Io's atmospheric collapse during eclipse

Daily Mail:
Jupiter's shadow causes the atmosphere of its volcanic moon Io to COLLAPSE

Science Magazine:
Jupiter's shadow turns Io's atmosphere to frost once every 42 hours

Scientific American:
Rosetta Mission Confirms Comets' Antiquity

Gizmodo:
What a Giant Solar Flare Would Look Like Next to Earth

August 3, 2016

BBC History Extra:
The secret search for aliens

The Denver Channel:
Meteor explodes over northern Colorado, explosion caught on camera

Spaceflight Now:
Navy looks for Plan B to salvage its newest communications satellite

Seeker:
Virgin Galactic Awarded FAA Operating License

Spaceflight Insider:
Virgin Galactic receives SpaceShipTwo operator license, starts taxi tests

Spaceflight Insider:
Dream Chaser set to begin Phase Two flight testing

Popular Science:
How SpaceX And NASA Will Work Together To Put A Dragon On Mars

Spaceflight Now:
Boeing nears fix for CST-100 Starliner design hitch

Popular Science:
Watch SpaceX Test A Million Pounds Of Reusable Rocket Thrust

Spaceflight Insider:
Installation of heat-shielding tiles marks new phase for Orion spacecraft

MLive:
200 meteors per hour possible in surge of this year's Perseid meteor shower

Seeker:
Look Up! Perseid Meteors Could be Supercharged

Busines Insider:
13 spectacular meteor showers that you won't want to miss

August 2, 2016

Daily Mail:
Asteroid that is set to narrowly miss Earth could come back and hit us 40 years later

Mysterious Universe:
NASA Sending a Spacecraft to Potential Killer Asteroid

CBS News:
NASA probe will fly to an asteroid, bring back a sample

ABC News:
NASA Spacecraft Set to Explore Giant Asteroid That Could Destroy Earth

Deccan Herald:
Scientists simulate nuclear explosion of asteroid

Space Daily:
NASA's Next Planet Hunter Will Look Closer to Home

Seeker:
Juno Begins Jupiter Free-Fall Before Closest Approach

Inverse:
The Juno Spacecraft Is a Cosmic Archeologist

Seeker:
Jupiter's Great Red Spot Is a Great Red Heat Pump

Scientific American:
Jupiter's Great Red Spot May Broil Planet's Atmosphere

Daily Mail:
Jupiter DOESN'T orbit the Sun: Planet's massive size causes it to orbit a point just beyond the sun's surface

Astrobiology Magazine:
Is Earthly Life Premature from a Cosmic Perspective?

Seeker:
Could Life On Earth Have Come From A Comet?

August 1, 2016

Seeker:
Meteor Over Western US Was Reentering Chinese Rocket

Slate - Bad Astronomy:
Re-Entering Chinese Rocket Booster Lights Up Western United States Skies

Universe Today:
Chinese Fireball Freaks Out Las Vegas

Gizmag:
SpaceX receives order for second manned mission

Spaceflight Now:
NASA orders second SpaceX crew ferry ship

Spaceflight Insider:
Second SpaceX crew flight ordered by NASA

Universe Today:
NASA Estimates SpaceX 2018 Mars Mission Will Cost Only $300 Million

Spaceflight Now:
NASA spells out support for SpaceX's Red Dragon Mars mission

Spaceflight Now:
SpaceX fires previously-flown rocket in major stride toward reusability

Popular Science:
Watch SpaceX Test A Million Pounds Of Reusable Rocket Thrust

Spaceflight Now:
NROL-61 satellite launched Thursday spotted in space by sky-watchers

Spaceflight Now:
ExoMars orbiter fine-tunes path toward red planet

Sputnik News:
NASA Successfully Tests Rocket Engine for Journeys to Mars

Seeker:
Gullies on Mars Probably Not Carved by Water

Gizmag:
Comets aren't collision crumbs according to Rosetta

WEEKEND EDITION: July 30 through July 31, 2016

The Atlantic:
The Debate Over Time's Place in the Universe

Daily Mail:
Fifth fundamental force has NOT been found: LHC search for particle that would rewrite laws of physics comes up empty

Outside Magazine:
Why We're Now Sharing Our Trails with Robots

The Verge:
You can buy a sentry robot for your home

Stuff NZ:
Researchers discover what is likely the world's deepest underwater sinkhole in the South China Sea

Seeker:
Life's Common Ancestor Liked It Hot

Daily Mail:
Did animals splutter into existence rather than explode? Oxygen needed for complex life to emerge in the oceans was 'patchy'

Gizmodo:
Early Animals Could've Caused Earth's First Mass Extinction Simply By Existing

Astrobiology Magazine:
Ancient rocks reveal how Earth recovered from mass extinction

Smithsonian Magazine:
Chew on This: Powerful Jaws Fueled a Jurassic Herbivore Boom

Seeker:
Record-Setting Dinosaur Footprint Found in Bolivia

Slate - Bad Astronomy:
More Evidence That Dinosaurs Suffered a One-Two Extinction Punch

Daily Mail:
Scientists investigating rare wolverine sighting in the Sierra Nevada capture video of the animal

Seeker:
Little-Seen Beaked Whale Deemed a New Species

Daily Mail:
A new ancestor found: Traces of DNA in Andamanese tribe reveal previously unknown hominin species bred with early humans

The History Blog:
40,000-year-old rope-making tool found in famed German cave

Ancient Origins:
16,700-Year-Old Tools Found in Texas Change Known History of North America

Ancient Origins:
Holding Hands for 5,000 Years, A Couple with Mysterious Jade Rings and Dagger

Ancient Origins:
The Oldest Known Calendar in Europe is based on the Orion Constellation

Ancient Origins:
Burned 3,000-Year-Old Settlement Frozen in Time May Have Been Torched by Raiding Party

Ancient Origins:
A Pharaoh Thrice Buried? The Mystery of the Tombs of Pharaoh Akhenaten

The History Blog:
Grave of early Celtic woman found in Germany

The History Blog:
Roman coin hoard found by students in Spain

The Guardian:
Vatican library digitises 1,600-year-old edition of Virgil

Seeker:
Canal Found Under Maya Pyramid: Path to Afterlife?

The History Blog:
Canal system found under Pakal's tomb

Live Science:
Mighty Viking Ax Discovered in Tomb of Medieval 'Power Couple'

Live Science:
Caribbean Cave Art Illuminates Encounters with Europeans

The History Blog:
Indigenous, colonial interaction writ on Caribbean cave walls

The Guardian:
15th-century Flemish masterpiece to stay in UK with lottery help

Ancient Origins:
A Rebel in an Eyepatch and Gown - Ana de Mendoza, the Princess of Eboli

The Guardian:
Armada portrait of triumphant Elizabeth I now belongs to Britain

Ancient Origins:
Poor Merchant to Scientific Fame: The Forgotten Tale of Gabriel Daniel Fahrenheit

The Atlantic:
Dollhouses Weren't Invented for Play

Atlas Obscura:
The Public Shaming of England's First Umbrella User

Atlas Obscura:
The Incredible Chevalier d'Eon, Who Left France as a Male Spy and Returned as a Christian Woman

The History Blog:
Spanish colonial adobe bricks found at the Alamo

Smithsonian Magazine:
How Sojourner Truth Used Photography to Help End Slavery

Flashbak:
The Harmony of Courtship: Naughty Stereo Cards (1870-1907)

Smithsonian Magazine:
Sarah Winnemucca Devoted Her Life to Protecting Native Americans in the Face of an Expanding United States

Flashbak:
When Bicycle Messenger Boys Peddled Drugs And Sex Across America (1908 - 1917)

Gizmodo:
Nash Turns 100 Today: Here's Six Reasons Why It May Be The Most Influential Car Company Ever

Mental Floss:
6 Pieces of Groundbreaking Art Born Out of the Russian Revolution

Mental Floss:
10 Dystopian Facts about Aldous Huxley

Mental Floss:
12 Futuristic Facts About 'Metropolis'

Atlas Obscura:
The Experimental Nuclear Reactor Secretly Built Under the University of Chicago

Flashbak:
Building America's Arsenal of Democracy: Alfred Palmer's Portraits Of War

Inside Science:
Japanese Balloon Attack Almost Interrupted Building First Atomic Bombs

Mental Floss:
12 World War II Diaries You Can Read

San Francisco Chronicle:
San Francisco during the 40s and 50s, captured by photographer Fred Lyon

San Francisco Chronicle:
What did San Francisco look like in the decade you were born?

Daily Mail:
The rise and fall of the Tupperware Queen: How divorced mother-of-one who built a flourishing partyware empire lost everything after organizing lethal outdoor party

Atlas Obscura:
The Lonely Ballad of the Dulles Airport Mobile Lounge

BBC News:
The BBC's detailed plans for nuclear war

Mental Floss:
The Woman Who Might Have Been D.B. Cooper

Scientific American:
Israel Proves the Desalination Era is Here

Mental Floss:
10 of the Oldest Books in the World and Where to See Them

July 29, 2016

Daily Mail:
Airbus reveals radical wingless stratospheric planes that could circle the Earth at 65,000 feet for years at a time

Daily Mail:
It's a sea monster! China unveils world's largest amphibious aircraft used to fight forest fires and perform marine rescues

Air & Space Magazine:
Inventing the Invisible Airplane

Air & Space Magazine:
The Impossible Flight

Air & Space Magazine:
Beware the Black Widow

Mental Floss:
How Playtex Helped Win the Space Race

Popular Science:
How John Glenn Landed After Becoming The First American To Orbit The Earth

Popular Science:
Why Did the Mercury 13 Astronauts Never Fly in Space?

Digg:
These Jetmen Flying Through The Clouds Look Like They're Having The Most Fun Ever

July 28, 2016

San Diego Union-Tribune:
Mysterious light widely seen from San Diego County

KOVR TV:
Light Seen Streaking Across Sky Over Western States

KTLA TV:
Bright Lights Seen Across SoCal Skies Might Be Space Junk From Chinese Rocket: Expert

KSBY TV:
Streaking fireball seen in night sky across Central Coast and beyond

KRNV TV:
Eyewitnesses report seeing fireball shoot across N. Nevada sky

Universe Today:
Top Secret NRO SpySat Set for Brilliant Breakfast Blastoff July 28 - Watch Live

Universe Today:
Falcon Heavy Vs. Saturn V

Universe Today:
Goodbye Forever Philae; We Hardly Knew Ye

Daily Mail:
Top Guns in orbit: US Air Force reveals plan for 'Space Mission Force' to protect America using satellites

Gizmodo:
NASA Will Put Rocket Raccoon And Groot On Its New Mission Patch

Stuff NZ:
From New Plymouth to new heights - Beatrice Tinsley's impact on astronomy

July 27, 2016

MassLive:
Thomas Reed, man at center of 1969 Berkshires UFO report, says his story has been sensationalized

Spaceflight Now:
NASA books nuclear-certified Atlas 5 rocket for Mars 2020 rover launch

Daily Mail:
Nasa reveals spacecraft that will scan for building blocks of life on an asteroid - and bring back a sample

Space Daily:
BepiColombo Mission to Mercury on Track for April 2018 Launch

Spaceflight Now:
Photos: Atlas 5 rocket moved to launch pad for Thursday takeoff

Nature:
Philae comet lander goes quiet, for good

Scientific American:
Giant Mountains on Venus May Help Explain Bizarre Clouds

Spaceflight Now:
40 years since Viking, scientists still on the hunt for life on Mars

Seeker:
How Did Dwarf Planet Ceres Lose its Craters?

Discover Magazine:
Venus Is Messing With Halley's Comet

July 26, 2016

C Net:
The Face of Mars: A Martian mystery turns 40

PerfScience:
UFO sighting over Miami turned out to be Atlas V rocket launch from Cape Canaveral

ABC Australia:
Scientific crop circle research held back by links to UFO conspiracies

Seeker:
Sun Erupts With Biggest Solar Flares of 2016

Daily Mail:
Mysterious 'triple whammy' eruptions occur within minutes of each other on the surface of the Sun - its first major flares since APRIL

Popular Science:
U.S. and Russian Scientists Are Making Plans to Go Back to the Moon Together

Seeker:
Solar Probe Plus: We're Going to Dive Into the Sun

Astrobiology Magazine:
Alien Solar System Boasts Tightly Spaced Planets, Unusual Orbits

Seeker:
Mini Alien Star System is a Clockwork Wonder

Astrobiology Magazine:
NASA's Hubble Telescope Makes First Atmospheric Study of Earth-Sized Exoplanets

ABC Australia:
X marks the spot at centre of the Milky Way galaxy, indicates NASA's WISE mission

July 25, 2016

ABC Australia:
Shooting fireball scares and amazes Kimberley stargazers

Malta Today:
'Giant fireball' over Calabria, Sicily and Malta could be part of Delta Aquarids meteor shower

Irish Examiner:
Blue fireball lights up Cork sky

Spaceflight Now:
Weather outlook favorable for Thursday's national security launch by Atlas 5

Spaceflight Insider:
SpaceX CRS-9 Dragon arrives at International Space Station

Spaceflight Now:
Video: Two cargo freighters arrive at space station just days apart

Daily Mail:
Saving memories of an epic voyage: Race is on to digitise data stored on film 40 years after Viking 1 landed on Mars

Mental Floss:
7 Spacecraft NASA Has Landed on Mars

Popular Science:
How Lockheed Martin Plans To Set Up A Base Camp In Mars' Orbit

Popular Science:
The Mars Curiosity Rover Is Starting To Make Its Own Decisions

Seeker:
Mars Rover Curiosity Can Now Fire Laser

Sputnik News:
Pew Pew Pew! NASA Allows Its Mars Curiosity Rover to Fire Laser at Will

Popular Science:
NASA Releases Mass of (Okay-Looking) Juno Photos

Slate - Bad Astronomy:
Rosetta's Final Resting Place Has Been Chosen

Seeker:
This Discovery Shows Life Might Have Come From Space

Spaceflight Now:
July 24, 1969: Apollo 11 returns home

Spaceflight Insider:
Our Spaceflight Heritage: Apollo 11 then and now

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette:
Apollo 11 'graffiti' offers glimpse of life aboard

Smithsonian Magazine:
Explore the Apollo 11 Command Module in 3D

WEEKEND EDITION: July 23 through July 24, 2016

Forbes:
The Multiverse For Non-Scientists

Ars Technica:
Gravity doesn't care about quantum spin

Quanta:
A Debate Over the Physics of Time

Daily Mail:
Four new tetraquarks discovered: Bizarre particles could give us clues to the aftermath of the Big Bang

Daily Telegraph:
Robot Wars returns: How killer AI has become terrifyingly commonplace

Gizmodo:
Hyper Little Dog-Bot Might Be the World's First Robot Chihuahua

Quartz:
This biohybrid robot uses sea slug muscles to scoot around

Robohub:
Marty: the little walking robot that's more than a toy

Daily Mail:
Icelandic volcano megaeruption that lasted for SIX MONTHS was caused by record breaking 'kettle' of magma measuring more than 110 square kilometers

Wired:
Could a Volcano Be Waking Up on the Outskirts of Rome?

Stuff NZ:
Could Dunedin be hit by a large, local earthquake?

Mysterious Universe:
Big Earthquake Building Below Bangladesh

Live Science:
Earth's Tides Can Trigger Earthquakes Along the San Andreas Fault

Mental Floss:
It Could Take Another 300 Years to Identify All the Trees in the Amazon

Seeker:
Did Giant Octopus 'Kraken' Kill an Ichthyosaur?

The Guardian:
Meet Gualicho shinyae, the puny-armed distant relative of T. rex

Daily Mail:
Forget Velociraptors! Terrifying big brother of Megaraptor dinosaurs grew more than 21 feet long and had 3-inch serrated teeth

Smithsonian Magazine:
When Did Today's Whales Get So Big?

Mental Floss:
10 Beloved Animals From Ancient History

Daily Mail:
Is this the world's LARGEST great white shark? Photographer travels the world to capture spectacular images of terrifying beasts of the ocean

Smithsonian Magazine:
Move Over, Madagascar: This Island Has the World's Greatest Concentration of Unique Mammals

Science Magazine:
The world's first farmers were surprisingly diverse

The History Blog:
Oldest papyri from oldest port go on display

Seeker:
Egypt's Oldest Writings Found

Science Magazine:
Bronze Age inferno preserved an extraordinary view of life in the United Kingdom 3000 years ago

The History Blog:
Must Farm excavation concludes

Mental Floss:
15 Solid Facts About the Rosetta Stone

Daily Mail:
Does the Antikythera mechanism have a hidden purpose? Experts say world's oldest computer may not have been just a navigational aid after all

The History Blog:
Sewer workers find Hercules mosaic in Cyprus

The History Blog:
Largest Anglo-Saxon building in Scotland found

Ars Technica:
How archaeologists found the lost medieval megacity of Angkor

Atlas Obscura:
The Medieval Prophetess Who Used Her Visions to Criticize the Church

Live Science:
'Witch' Prison Revealed in 15th-Century Scottish Chapel

Daily Mail:
Researchers find 'irrelevant' scribbles in Leonardo da Vinci's notebook actually reveal the moment he first recorded the laws of friction

Daily Mail:
Henry VIII's flagship Mary Rose is unveiled in all its glory as entire vessel goes on display for first time nearly 500 years after it sank

The History Blog:
Museum acquires rare 17th c. stained glass window

Smithsonian Magazine:
How the Key to the Bastille Ended Up in George Washington's Possession

Smithsonian Magazine:
Few Artifacts of the Transatlantic Slave Trade Still Exist. These Iron Blocks Help Tell That Gut-Wrenching Story

Smithsonian Magazine:
These Abandoned Buildings Are the Last Remnants of Liberia's Founding History

Smithsonian Magazine:
Tracing Alaska's Russian Heritage

Mental Floss:
Retrobituary: Henry Bergh, Founder of the ASPCA

The History Blog:
Eastman museum buys only known box of first Kodak Film

Mental Floss:
An Exhaustive Photo Series of Native American Life

Air & Space Magazine:
The Upside-Down Dinner

Mental Floss:
WWI Centennial: Battle of Bazentin Ridge

Mental Floss:
Douglas Corrigan 'Accidentally' Flew to Ireland Today in 1938

Atlas Obscura:
How to Keep 500 Miles of Underwater Pipeline Secret

Atlas Obscura:
70 Years Ago, the U.S. Military Set Off a Nuke Underwater, And It Went Very Badly

The Guardian:
How the internet was invented

Mental Floss:
Japan Will Make Its Last-Ever VCR This Month

Smithsonian Magazine:
Unesco Names New World Heritage Sites

July 22, 2016

Gizmag:
Highlights from the 2016 Farnborough Airshow

Daily Mail:
The glider set to fly to the edge of space: Perlan 2 departs for record breaking attempt over Argentina - and could pave the way for hypersonic travel and aircraft on MARS

Daily Mail:
The hi-tech helmet that lets fighter jet pilots ditch night vision goggles: Striker II can project images from built in camera directly onto visor

Gizmag:
New sensor measures aircraft velocity by bouncing lasers off air molecules

Sputnik News:
World's Fastest Consumer Drone Flies Up To 85 MPH

Daily Mail:
Nasa reveals new details of radical 'proton power' system that could send spacecraft to the edge of the universe in just ten years

Popular Science:
The Dizzying View Inside NASA's Vehicle Assembly Building

Spaceflight Now:
OTD: Apollo-Soyuz Test Project launched in 1975

Gizmag:
Fortieth anniversary of Viking invasion of Mars

Universe Today:
Apollo 11 Landing 47 Years Ago; See it Through New Eyes

Popular Science:
Here's Our Original Coverage of Apollo 11

Air & Space Magazine:
Neil Armstrong's Gloves and Helmet Go Back on Display

Air & Space Magazine:
Bob Gilruth, the Quiet Force Behind Apollo

July 21, 2016

Universe Today:
Flawless Capture and Berthing of SpaceX Dragon Supply Ship at ISS

Daily Mail:
Elon Musk reveals radical TRIPLE rocket landing: SpaceX applies to build two more landing pads at Cape Canaveral to test giant rocket that could take man to Mars

Gizmodo:
SpaceX Will Attempt to Land Three Rockets at Once

Daily Mail:
A really deep impact! Vast crater on moon was caused by 180 mile-wide 'proto-planet' that smashed into it 3.6 billion years ago

Astrobiology Magazine:
What Lies Beneath: Venus' Surface Revealed Through the Coulds

Seeker:
Orbiting Buddy Could Join Curiosity 2.0 at Mars

Gizmag:
Three things Juno will teach us about Jupiter

Slate - Bad Astronomy:
Throwing Shade on a Comet

Seeker:
Kepler Adds 100 to Galaxy's Planet Count

Daily Mail:
X marks the spot: Nasa space telescope images reveal mysterious formation of stars at the centre of our galaxy

Forbes:
How Are Astronomical Distances Measured?

Smithsonian Magazine:
Big Boom: The Best Places to See Meteorite Impact Craters

July 20, 2016

Stuff NZ:
The meteor that wasn't: Object could be International Space Station debris

TVNZ:
Watch: Air NZ pilot films 'space junk' fireball streaking down South Island's east

Stuff NZ:
Q&A: What is space junk and why is it falling over New Zealand?

Gizmodo:
SpaceX Just Landed a Rocket At Cape Canaveral

Spaceflight Now:
Secret NRO satellite mounted atop Atlas 5 rocket for July 28 launch

Space Daily:
Setting a satellite to catch a satellite

New Scientist:
Milky Way's bulge may have been formed by the galaxy buckling

Astrobiology Magazine:
Warm Jupiters Not As Lonely As Expected

Popular Science:
Water Snow Discovered Floating In Distant, Infant Solar System

The Guardian:
New Orion image hints at a wealth of Earth-sized planets awaiting discovery

Seeker:
'Air Conditioning' Could Make Exoplanets Habitable

Seeker:
2 Newfound Alien Planets Could Support Life

New Scientist:
Planet Nine may have tilted entire solar system except the sun

Universe Today:
See All Five Naked Eye Planets in the Dusk Sky at Once

July 19, 2016

US News and World Report:
SpaceX Launches New Rocket, Setting Off Sonic Boom

Spaceflight Now:
SpaceX sends supplies to space station, lands another Falcon rocket

Seeker:
SpaceX Falcon Rocket Soars, Then Returns to Land

New Scientist:
SpaceX launches DNA sequencer and new docking port to the ISS

Spaceflight Insider:
SpaceX conducts second ground landing after launch of CRS-9 Dragon to ISS

Spaceflight Now:
Photos: Falcon 9 rocket lifted vertical for cargo launch

Spaceflight Now:
Russian spacecraft delivers fuel and supplies to space station

Spaceflight Insider:
Progress MS-03 glides in for successful docking with ISS

Spaceflight Now:
Photos: Progress MS-03 supply ship fires away from Kazakhstan

Space Daily:
China's second space lab Tiangong-2 reaches launch center

Slate - Bad Astronomy:
China Plans to Build Own Space Station Similar to ISS

Forbes:
China And Russia Discuss Joint Outer-Space Exploration, Moon And Even Mars

July 18, 2016

North Wales Daily Post:
What's behind Anglesey's mysterious 'booms'?

Mysterious Universe:
Over 100 Strange Unexplained Booms Heard in California Town

Charleston Post and Courier:
Sonic boom causes alarm on Folly, Kiawah

Cambridge News:
Sonic boom over Cambridgeshire this morning - but Ministry of Defence says 'it wasn't us'

Peterborough Telegraph:
USAF apologises after fighter jets cause sonic boom over Huntingdonshire

The Hunts Post:
Apology from officials at RAF Lakenheath after sonic boom over Huntingdonshire

Spaceflight Now:
Progress supply ship heads for International Space Station

Spaceflight Insider:
Soyuz-U successfully sends Progress MS spacecraft en route to ISS

Spaceflight Now:
Weather looks favorable for Falcon 9 launch and landing

Spaceflight Now:
Timeline for SpaceX's ninth station resupply launch

Ars Technica:
SpaceX in 2016: Launching more with a better rocket that it can land

Daily Mail:
The Mars rover that is even more curious: Nasa reveals updated design to hunt for alien life that will blast off to red planet in 2020

Seeker:
Curiosity 2.0: This Is NASA's Next Mars Rover

Gizmag:
Mars 2020 rides Curiosity's coattails to final assembly and testing

Astrobiology Magazine:
NASA's Next Mars Rover Progresses Toward 2020 Launch

Spaceflight Now:
Researchers eager for Juno's first chance for Jupiter science

Gizmag:
Travel to Pluto and "land" on its surface, in new NASA video

Slate - Bad Astronomy:
Pluto + 1: A Year After New Horizons Made It a World

EarthSky:
Farewell, Rosetta comet mission

Scientific American:
How to See the This Year's Perseid Meteor Shower

WEEKEND EDITION: July 16 through July 17, 2016

Forbes:
Grand Unification May Be A Dead End For Physics

New Scientist:
Our universe could be reborn as a bouncing baby cosmos

BBC News:
The quantum origin of time

Quanta:
How Feynman Diagrams Almost Saved Space

Stuff NZ:
Think of a very, very small number...

Daily Mail:
World's longest maths proof: Solution to a 30-year-old problem would take 10 BILLION years to read - all for a prize of just $100

Inverse:
Ancient Automata Were the Precursors to Today's Robots

Gizmodo:
Check Out This Robot's Funky Walking Style

Gizmodo:
Mall Suspends Security Robot After It Clobbered a Toddler

Digg:
A Friendly Reminder That Fighting Robots Are Awesome

Daily Mail:
Pilot discovers massive Alaska landslide that took huge chunk out of snow-capped mountain and unleashed millions of tons of rock into debris field stretching nearly SEVEN MILES

Stuff NZ:
Giant earthquake could hit southern Asia - study

Daily Mail:
Earth's clouds are shifting towards its poles: Climate scientists warn storms are moving north and south while deserts widen

Seeker:
Giant Blindness-Causing Plant Is Spreading

Gizmag:
Giant ferocious dinosaurs may have cooed, not roared

BBC News:
The reign of the terror birds

Mental Floss:
Ancient Ostrich Relative Discovered in North America

Mental Floss:
This Ancient Crocodilian Egg Looks Like a Geode

Mental Floss:
15 Unflappable Facts About Mallards

Daily Mail:
Homo Erectus walked and worked together as we do: Analysis of 1.5 million-year-old footprints reveal human-like gait and social behaviours

Forbes:
Five Fossils That Are Uniquely American

Seeker:
Top 10 Longest Living Animals

Scientific American:
How China Is Rewriting the Book on Human Origins

Daily Mail:
A deadly but beautiful jigsaw: Delicate 5,000-year-old flint arrowhead could be the work of a Stone Age master craftsman

The History Blog:
Lady Jane Franklin's Egyptian mummy mask

Stuff NZ:
Philistines were more sophisticated than given credit for, say archeologists

The History Blog:
Gold coins found on Teutoburg Forest battle site

The History Blog:
Another Samnite tomb, skeletons, gold coins found in Pompeii

The History Blog:
Inscribed wood barrel stave found at Vindolanda

The History Blog:
Late Roman bronze belt set found in Leicester

The History Blog:
Volunteer at crowdfunded Lindisfarne dig finds Anglo-Saxon name stone

The History Blog:
Danish police to study 10th c. arson at Borgring

The History Blog:
12th c. fortified town found under Illinois cornfield

The History Blog:
Altenberg Abbey treasures reunited after 200 years

Ars Technica:
Four centuries of Polynesian trade moved stone tools over 2,000km

Smithsonian Magazine:
Researcher Unearths a Trove of New Shakespeare Documents

The History Blog:
Four 17th c. tapestries repatriated to Sweden

Mental Floss:
15 Facts about Rembrandt for His Birthday

Smithsonian Magazine:
The Forgotten Jewish Pirates of Jamaica

The History Blog:
Bones of 18th c. Italian missionary found in Tokyo

The History Blog:
Benjamin Franklin's lightning rods

Atlas Obscura:
Inside the World's Deadliest Fireworks Accident

Mental Floss:
Here's What Happened to 15 Key Players in 'Hamilton' After the Duel

Atlas Obscura:
Places You Can No Longer Go: Downing's Oyster House

The History Blog:
Restoration of Napoleon's horse Vizir begins

Mental Floss:
11 Simple Facts About Henry David Thoreau

Atlas Obscura:
The Card Maker Who Brought the Joker Into the World

Atlas Obscura:
Found: A Beautiful Old 10-Cent Bill

Mental Floss:
10 Amazing Facts About Alexander Graham Bell

Smithsonian Magazine:
The Heiress to a Gun Empire Built a Mansion Forever Haunted by the Blood Money That Built It

Seeker:
The Original Female Ghostbuster

The Atlantic:
The Last Known Roll of Kodak Film From 1888

Daily Mail:
Biggest explosion in documented history is STILL a mystery: New study fails to find cause of 1908 Tunguska blast that 'split the sky in two' and flattened 80 million Siberian trees

Atlas Obscura:
The 1913 'Nature Man' Whose Survivalist Stunts Were Not What They Seemed

Mental Floss:
Secret Beatrix Potter Drawings Found Hidden in Books at Melford Hall

Smithsonian Magazine:
The Harvard Professor Who Shot a Financial Titan and Fomented Anti-German Sentiment in a Pre-WWI America

Atlas Obscura:
The Man Who Took This Photo Was Accused of Being an Enemy of the State

Atlas Obscura:
Happy Birthday to the World's First Emergency Number

Atlas Obscura:
The Folsom Prisoner Who Built Functional Miniature Carnivals Out of Toothpicks

Mental Floss:
New Jersey's Oldest Frank Lloyd Wright House Is on the Market

The History Blog:
Escape tunnel found at Lithuanian massacre site

Quartz:
An Italian doctor explains "Syndrome K," the fake disease he invented to save Jews from the Nazis

Flashbak:
1950s American Vacations In Kodachrome

io9:
Watch Film Legend Ray Harryhausen's Concept Footage for War of the Worlds

Flashbak:
Goods Featured In The Soviet Commodity Dictionary 1956-61

Smithsonian Magazine:
Lady Bird Johnson Wielded Power With a Delicate Touch

Smithsonian Magazine:
It's Easy to Forget That Just Fifty Years Ago, Equality for Women Was a Strange Concept

Daily Mail:
FBI no longer investigating DB Cooper plane hijacking case after exhausting all leads, leaving one of the greatest mysteries in American history unsolved

Atlas Obscura:
How Married Ex-CIA Agents Pulled Off the Most Daring Escape in Cold War History

Daily Mail:
Man turns his living room into a giant £40,000 walk-in computer - so that he can play TETRIS

Mental Floss:
6 American Wars You Didn't Learn About in School

Mental Floss:
8 Surprising Places That Were Once U.S. Capitals

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

BBC News:
Five transport promises that never quite changed the world

Mental Floss:
14 Amazing, Gravity-Defying Funiculars

July 15, 2016

Daily Mail:
4,000mph hypersonic plane that could take passengers from London to Sydney in FOUR HOURS moves closer to takeoff as European Space Agency backs 'revolutionary' Sabre engine

Daily Mail:
Russia reveals hypersonic stealth bomber that can launch nuclear attacks from space: Radical plane could begin testing in 2020

Daily Mail:
The plane that hovers at the click of a button: Amazing video reveals unique stunt of RAF's latest £70million F-35B fighter jet

Daily Mail:
Ready for take off! RAF's new F-35 stealth fighter jet which can take off VERTICALLY is star of Royal International Air Tattoo

Gizmag:
Stunning drone-snapped photos get high honors

Gizmodo:
Watching Wingsuiters Base Jump Off This Steep Mountain Will Make You Terrified of Heights

Daily Mail:
London's crazy plan for an elevated airport: Scrapped 1931 design reveals a dangerous wheel-shaped runway at King's Cross

Seeker:
How The Cold War Launched The Space Race

Atlas Obscura:
How Florida Became the Temporary Center of Space Travel

Seeker:
How Ex-Nazis & Jewish Scientists Got The U.S. To The Moon

Seeker:
45 Years Ago, Astronauts First Drove on the Moon

Atlas Obscura:
See Retro Space Mission Patches Worn by Cosmonauts

Daily Mail:
Out of this world: Signed map used by Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin in Apollo 11 moon landing goes up for sale for £30,000

Gizmag:
Suit up for Bonhams' Space Race collectibles auction

Mental Floss:
8 Early Plans for Visiting Outer Space

July 14, 2016

Space Daily:
China announces success in technology to refuel satellites in orbit

Seeker:
Resurrected radio dish could guide GPS on the moon

Daily Mail:
Now that's a July 4th photobomb! Nasa reveals stunning images as satellite captures moon moving across Earth

Forbes:
Stunning Photos Of Mars From The Curiosity Rover

Universe Today:
A Planet With A 27,000 Year Orbit & That's Just Where The Strangeness Begins

Gizmag:
Galaxy once thought to be tiny turns out to be gigantic

Popular Science:
A Supernova Might Have Abetted A Mass Extinction On Earth

July 13, 2016

Spaceflight Now:
Mystery payload for spy satellite agency launching aboard next Atlas 5

Seeker:
Mars Rover Back to Work After 'Safe Mode' Shutdown

Daily Mail:
Juno gets up close with Jupiter: Nasa probe sends back first colour images from its orbit 1.8 BILLION miles away

Seeker:
What Will Rockets Look Like In The Future?

The Atlantic:
The Satellites That Could Trace the Ripples of the Cosmos

Gizmag:
Hybrid balloon/glider designed to wing its way through Titan's atmosphere

Astrobiology Magazine:
Hydrogen cyanide on Titan key to possible prebiotic conditions

Universe Today:
What are the Jovian Planets?

Seeker:
New Dwarf Planet Discovered in Outer Solar System

Astrobiology Magazine:
The Outer Edge of a Star's Habitable Zone a Hard Place for Life

Astrobiology Magazine:
If life can make it here, it can make it anywhere

KOCO-TV:
Meteor shower starts tonight

Mental Floss:
The International Space Station's Media Library Is Stocked With Sci-Fi Movies

July 12, 2016

Spanish News:
Fireball Illuminates The Southern Spanish Sky At 95000 Km/h

Daily Mail:
Has China lost control of their space station? Tiangong-1 could be on an uncontrolled collision course with the Earth

New Scientist:
Doomed Japanese satellite glimpsed galactic wind before it died

Spaceflight Now:
Japan's Hitomi observatory made cosmic discovery before failing

Daily Mail:
Curiosity is back! Nasa reveals Mars rover has resumed work after mystery crash sent it into 'safe mode' on July 2nd

Gizmag:
Martian sand dunes boast unearthly qualities

Gizmag:
The explosive origin story of Mars' two moons

Inside Science:
Mars' Atmosphere Blew Away Billions Of Years Ago

Mental Floss:
Juno Is the First Solar-Powered Spacecraft in the Outer Solar System

Smithsonian Magazine:
Juno Will Eventually Go Up in Flames to Protect Theoretical Alien Life

The Hindu:
The greatest comet discoverer

Gizmodo:
Why Halley's Comet Has Such a Wacky Orbit

July 11, 2016

Arizona Daily Star:
Sonic boom over Globe shatters glass and nerves

Oxford Mail:
Reports of another sonic boom over Oxfordshire

Spaceflight Now:
Soyuz brings three to space station

Spaceflight Insider:
ISS crew increases to six with Soyuz MS-01 docking

Universe Today:
Flawless Shakedown Mission from Modified Soyuz Delivers Multinational Crew to Space Station

Spaceflight Now:
Photos: Crew of three rides Soyuz into orbit

Spaceflight Now:
Navy's new MUOS 5 communications satellite experiences snag in space

Spaceflight Insider:
MUOS-5 encounters anomaly while raising orbit

Gizmag:
NASA works to wake up Curiosity as mission gets two-year extension

Spaceflight Insider:
Mars Curiosity rover enters, leaves safe mode

Daily Mail:
First water clouds outside our solar system spotted just 7.2 light years from Earth

Science Magazine:
Distant planet has three suns and a year more than 500 times longer than ours

Gizmag:
Giant exoplanet with three suns surprises with its stable orbit

Seeker:
Bizarre Alien World With 3 Stars Directly Imaged

Sputnik News:
NASA Thinks They Found Water on Mars: Is There Life on the Red Planet?

Forbes:
Venus, Not Earth, May Have Been Our Solar System's Best Chance At Life

Atlas Obscura:
Why Massive Radio Telescopes Might Be Our Best Shot at Finding Aliens

Gizmodo:
How Often Does Life Emerge in the Universe?

Seeker:
Can New Equation Calculate Odds of Alien Life?

Air & Space Magazine:
The Cosmic Zoo: Why Animal-Like Life Should Be Common In the Universe

WEEKEND EDITION: July 9 through July 10, 2016

Inverse:
How Theoretical Physics Finally Caught Up With Ancient Philosophy

Gizmag:
Could the Big Bang have been more of a Big Bounce?

ABC Australia:
The antimatter mystery: Annihilation and a universe that shouldn't exist

Live Science:
A Fifth Force: Fact or Fiction?

Daily Mail:
The Robot that could get you off a parking ticket: DoNotPay system created by a student has won 160,000 disputes in London and New York

Smithsonian Magazine:
Six of History's Smartest, Weirdest and Most Interesting Inventions for Beating the Heat

Smithsonian Magazine:
Awkward Robots Show How Tails Propelled First Land Walkers to New Heights

Gizmodo:
This Walking Robot Looks Extremely Drunk

Daily Mail:
The tiny robot that just wants to be your friend: Cozmo develops bond with its owner - and its eyes light up when it sees them

Mysterious Universe:
Earth Once Had Many Magnetic Poles

Daily Mail:
Massive 'blobs' of molten rock 100 times higher than Everest found in Earth's mantle

Live Science:
Massive 'Lava Lamp' Blobs Deep Inside Earth Have Scientists Puzzled

Smithsonian Magazine:
Study Says Earth's Plate Tectonics May Be Just a Phase

Astrobiology Magazine:
Super-slow circulation allowed world's oceans to store huge amounts of carbon during the last ice age

Daily Mail:
Birds' exceptional hearing evolved from a cat-sized reptile that roamed the Earth 245 million years ago

Daily Mail:
Thousands of dinosaur-era bird fossils unearthed: Feathers perfectly preserved in amber are close to 100 million years old

Daily Mail:
The spiders locked in battle for 99 MILLION years: Terrifying arachnids found encased in amber had spiked fangs and body armour

Stuff NZ:
Scientists and Tuhoe to hunt dinosaur fossils in the Urewera range

Seeker:
Dwarf Duck-Billed Dinosaur Had a Facial Tumor

Audubon Magazine:
How a Tern Broke the Record for the Longest Known Migration

Smithsonian Magazine:
Where and How to (Safely) Bear Watch in Alaska

Science Magazine:
European Neandertals were cannibals

Daily Mail:
Could this skull rewrite human history? 37,000-year-old cranium found in Borneo may be evidence that ancient Aborigines were not the first to settle in Pacific island

Inside Science:
What Ancient Rock Art Reveals About A Wetter Arabia

Ars Technica:
5,000-year-old pay stub shows that ancient workers were paid in beer

Daily Mail:
Remains of four teenagers killed when Mount Vesuvius erupted more than 1,900-years ago found in ransacked Pompeii shop

Seeker:
Gateway to Ancient Greek God's Compound Uncovered?

Live Science:
Rare Noah's Ark Mosaic Uncovered in Ancient Synagogue in Israel

Daily Mail:
Jewellery crafted by 'lost' ancient people of Scotland unearthed: 1,500-year-old trove of silver discovered at Roman-era stone circle

Daily Mail:
Huge 8th century boat found near Cambodia's Angkor Wat temple could shed light on Khmer Empire's navy

Tech Insider:
The oldest library in the world just opened to the public - here's a look inside

Ars Technica:
Rare Viking "death house" discovered in Denmark

Daily Mail:
Have archaeologists discovered Buddha's remains? Skull bone found in 1,000-year-old shrine could belong to the enlightened one

Live Science:
Ancient Shrine That May Hold Buddha's Skull Bone Found in Crypt

ABC Australia:
Stone tools tell story of intrepid Polynesian mariners

Gizmag:
First published book on heliocentric theory heads for auction

The Guardian:
Pair of paintings from Dutch golden age reunited after 351 years

Aeon:
Slavery as free trade

Amusing Planet:
Bathing Machines of The 19th Century

Smithsonian Magazine:
Family Discovers Rare Letters by Thomas Jefferson

Mental Floss:
The World's Oldest Photo Studio Shutters For Good

Daily Mail:
Bringing the 1890s back to life… in colour! Beautiful photochrome images shed fascinating new light on tourist hotspots around the world more than a hundred years ago

Mental Floss:
Black Mike Winage, the Most Determined Prospector in the Klondike

Atlas Obscura:
Wax Bullet Duels Were the Paintball Fights of 1909

Daily Mail:
Glass eyes, clunky metal arms and oxygen pumps for poisoned lungs: Fascinating exhibition to mark Battle of the Somme reveals the crude medical devices used in World War I

Mental Floss:
Canada's Longest-Serving Prime Minister Might Have Been Its Strangest

Mental Floss:
Dime After Dime: A Gripping History of Claw Machines

Gizmag:
Einstein's (very cool) leather jacket heads to auction

The Guardian:
The fatal hike that became a Nazi propaganda coup

Mental Floss:
The First TV Commercial Aired 75 Years Ago Today

History.net:
When Fire Rained From the Sky

Mental Floss:
13 Unfamiliar Facts About 'Strangers on a Train'

We Are Movie Geeks:
Happy Birthday Ray Harryhausen - Here are His Ten Best Films

Daily Mail:
Rolls Royce reveals remote controlled 'roboships' overseen by a remote holodeck control room will take to the sea by 2020

Daily Mail:
China's secret stealth sub surfaces: First images released of 'Shang' nuclear submarine with improved missile launcher

Daily Mail:
US Navy is developing 'supersonic submarine' that could cut through the ocean at the speed of sound using a bubble

The Nation:
The Most Important US Air Force Base You've Never Heard Of

Stuff NZ:
Driverless cars: The ethical dilemma where no-one gets out alive

Smithsonian Magazine:
For a Truly Authentic Alaskan Experience, Hop Aboard America's Last Flag-Stop Train

The Atlantic:
Archaeologists Are Spotting Ancient Ruins in Cold War Spy Photos

Newsweek:
The Last Nazi Hunter

July 8, 2016

Daily Mail:
Nasa balloon breaks flight record: Helium-filled aircraft completes longest ever journey by staying in air for 46 days

This Is Money UK:
Lift off for the RAF's new £80m jump jet: F35 Lightning II fighter set to steal the show at Farnborough

Air & Space Magazine:
The Last Gunslinger

Air & Space Magazine:
Glacier Girl: The Back Story

DSFP's Spaceflight History:
Could the Space Voyages in the Film and Novel "2001: A Space Odyssey" Really Happen? (Part 1)

New Scientist:
Looking back at Viking, the first mission to Mars

July 7, 2016

ABC Australia:
Frederick Valentich disappearance: How UFO helped inspire The Kettering Incident

CBS News:
Soyuz ferry ship launches with 3 bound for space station

Spaceflight Now:
Soyuz MS-01 launch-to-docking timeline

Seeker:
Mars Rover Curiosity Drops into Safe Mode -- But It's OK

Spaceflight Now:
Scientists to land, and switch off, Rosetta comet probe in September

New Scientist:
Up close with the awesome power of NASA's biggest ever rocket

Space Daily:
Dutch Radio Antenna to Depart for Moon on Chinese Mission

New Scientist:
Watch a Cygnus spacecraft burn up as it re-enters the atmosphere

New Scientist:
Homebrew meteorites reveal origins of Mercury's weird crust

Space Daily:
Mercury's Surface Arose from Deep Inside the Planet

Stuff NZ:
What made Mars so ... Mars-like?

Seeker:
Mars Moons Not Captured Asteroids After All?

Astrobiology Magazine:
Recent Hydrothermal Activity May Explain Ceres' Brightest Area

Ars Technica:
Asteroid belt's only dwarf planet doesn't look like we expected

Astrobiology Magazine:
New moon discovered over Makemake in the Kuiper Belt

Mysterious Universe:
Extraterrestrial Opal Found in Meteorite in Antarctica

Space Daily:
Meteorites Recovered in Arizona from June 2 Fireball

Sonora News:
Tracking down the Arizona fireball

July 6, 2016

Spaceflight Now:
Upgraded Soyuz prepped to carry three to space station

Russian Space Web:
First Soyuz MS ready for launch

ARRL:
Two Radio Amateurs Set to Head for the International Space Station

Daily Mail:
'Juno, welcome to Jupiter': Nasa probe makes history as it enters into gas giant's orbit after epic 1.8 BILLION mile journey

Slate - Bad Astronomy:
Jupiter Has a New Moon. And We Put It There.

Seeker:
Watch Juno's Final Approach to Jupiter

Spaceflight Now:
See Jupiter's Galilean moons in motion from Juno's camera

Spaceflight Now:
Pluto probe's extended mission approved, but new Dawn destination denied

New Scientist:
NASA approves new far-flung destination for Pluto space probe

Space Daily:
What Happens When You Steam a Planet

New Scientist:
Impossible vanishing stars could be signs of advanced alien life

New Scientist:
China builds world's largest radio telescope to hunt for aliens

July 5, 2016

Inquisitr:
Zimbabwe UFO Mass Sighting Contactee Speaks Publicly For The First Time [Video]

EMN:
Zimbabwe UFO Child Conactee Speaks Publicly For The 1st Time

Top Secret Writers:
Brazil Releases Details of Military Confrontation with UFO in 1986

UFO Digest:
Shadowhawk: Skunk Works' Ben Rich often misquoted by members of the ufo community

Stuff NZ:
Nasa's Juno spacecraft makes cosmic date with Jupiter

The New Yorker:
The Juno Spacecraft Reaches Jupiter

Daily Telegraph:
Nasa's Juno spacecraft enters Jupiter's orbit after five-year journey

Spaceflight Now:
Chinese intelligence-gathering satellite launched by Long March 4B rocket

Spaceflight Insider:
China conducts surprise launch of second Shijian-16 satellite

Spaceflight Insider:
Despite thruster glitch, test of manual Progress docking successful

Spaceflight Now:
NASA must decide soon on Dawn mission's next act

Seeker:
Top 10 Things You Didn't Know About Jupiter

Seeker:
These Missions Have Journeyed to Jupiter: Photos

Spaceflight Now:
Video: When Juno launched to begin 5-year trek to Jupiter

INDEPENDENCE DAY WEEKEND EDITION: July 2 through July 4, 2016

Smithsonian Magazine:
Hunting Lost Worlds in Wyoming's Bighorn Basin

Daily Mail:
'Clock is ticking' for megaquake in Missouri that could cause 'all hell to break loose' across Middle America

Gizmag:
After 60 Years of Fighting, We Finally Found the Tallest Peak in the US Arctic

Atlas Obscura:
Escape Plan DC: The Prehistoric District

Inside Science:
Odd viruses flourish in boiling, acidic Yellowstone hot springs.

Atlas Obscura:
Fireflies That Blink In Sync Return To Tennessee

Atlas Obscura:
American Idol: Coyote Edition

National Geographic:
A Cougar's Thousand-Mile Quest to Find a Mate

Gizmodo:
How the American Kennel Club Decides New Breeds

Fort Worth Star-Telegram:
Save Browser: White Settlement council fur-loughs library cat

Atlas Obscura:
The Secret Egyptian Chapel Hidden Inside a Chicago Break Room

Daily Mail:
Did disease drive off colonists on Roanoke Island? Medicine jar pottery may provide clues to fate of lost 16th century settlers

Daily Mail:
This is the Letter Hamilton Wrote That Got Him Out of the West Indies

History Net:
'Not many things are 300 years old in this country': America's oldest lighthouse station celebrates three centuries of navigating mariners in Boston's harbor

National Geographic:
See Nine Amazing Treasures from the Revolutionary War

Smithsonian Magazine:
The Revolutionary War Patriot Who Carried This Gunpowder Horn Was Fighting for Freedom - Just Not His Own

History Net:
First in America's Skies

Smithsonian Magazine:
This Library Has Books Checked Out by Hamilton and Burr

Daily Mail:
Scathing letter written by Thomas Jefferson attacking his great rival Alexander Hamilton for being 'chained to every thing English' goes on sale for $375,000

Smithsonian Magazine:
Meet the First and Only Foreign-Born First Lady: Louisa Catherine Adams

Atlas Obscura:
The Story of Sam Patch, America's First Professional Waterfall Jumper

Mental Floss:
10 Things You May Not Know About Harriet Beecher Stowe

Atlas Obscura:
The Nation's First Tuberculosis Hospital Was Built Inside a Cave

Live Science:
19th-Century White House Garden Aligns with Solstice Sun

Mental Floss:
Retrobituary: Olive Oatman, the Pioneer Girl Who Became a Marked Woman

Atlas Obscura:
When American Feminists Were Pilloried for Daring to Wear Bloomers

Digg:
Guy Eats A 153-Year-Old Cracker From A Civil War Military Ration

Atlas Obscura:
Places You Can No Longer Go: The Richardson Spite House

Mental Floss:
Met Museum to Display Hundreds of Early American Baseball Cards

Atlas Obscura:
America's First Woman Baseball Writer Broke Glass Ceilings Without A Bat

Ancient Origins:
Ancient Travels to the Americas or a Modern Forgery? Who Made the Bat Creek Inscription?

Atlas Obscura:
Watch 2 Men Waltz in the First Experimental Film With Sound

Mental Floss:
The Mountain That Inspired "America the Beautiful"

Atlas Obscura:
At This Lost Alpine Resort, You Could Ski Among California's Orange Groves

Smithsonian Magazine:
Smithsonian's Wildflower: The Illustrious Life of the Naturalist Who Chronicled America's Native Flora

Mental Floss:
Listen to a 1906 Recording of a Phonograph Advertising Itself

Atlas Obscura:
How a Hotel in Chicago Convinced Drivers They Needed Parking Garages

Inverse:
Thomas Edison Couldn't Predict the Future Because His Ego Was Too Big

Mental Floss:
5 Rejected Designs for the Lincoln Memorial

San Francisco Chronicle:
Historic photos of Golden Gate Park show transformation from sand dunes to urban oasis

The History Blog:
Inverted Jenny stolen 61 years ago found in Ireland

Mental Floss:
14 Salty Facts About Mr. Peanut for His 100th Birthday

Smithsonian Magazine:
The Origin of the Coney Island Hot Dog Is a Uniquely American Story

Daily Mail:
Stunning network of intricately carved WWI tunnels are rediscovered by an amateur explorer who has revealed more than 250 designs etched into the quarry walls by US troops

Smithsonian Magazine:
How an Italian Immigrant Rolled Out the Radio Flyer Wagon Across America

Atlas Obscura:
The Pilots Who Risked Their Lives to Deliver the Mail

Mental Floss:
The Story of Lady Wonder, the Psychic Horse

Atlas Obscura:
Do You Live in a Mail-Order Sears Kit Home? These House Hunters Will Find You

Smithsonian Magazine:
A Long-Lost Manuscript Contains a Searing Eyewitness Account of the Tulsa Race Massacre of 1921

Mental Floss:
10 Star-Studded Facts About the Hollywood Sign

Mental Floss:
15 Things You Don't Know About the SAT

San Francisco Chronicle:
A secret room lies behind Abraham Lincoln's head at Mount Rushmore

Smithsonian Magazine:
Walker Evans Wrote the Story of America With His Camera

Atlas Obscura:
Meet 'Deadshot Mary,' a 1930s Undercover Cop Superstar

Atlas Obscura:
The D'Aulaires' Book of Greek Myths Is Famous. But What About Their Forgotten American Stories?

Atlas Obscura:
The Story Behind the Most Baffling Photo Taken on the Golden Gate Bridge

Smithsonian Magazine:
The Summer of Nantucket's Sublime Sea Serpent

Atlas Obscura:
In the Early 1940s, the Red Cross Banned Black Blood Donors

Mental Floss:
The Faces Behind 31 Disney Villains

Smithsonian Magazine:
The Inside Story of How a Nazi Plot to Sabotage the U.S. War Effort Was Foiled

Atlas Obscura:
How U.S. Taxpayers Secretly Funded the Country's First Modern Stink Bombs

Ars Technica:
Lawyers who yanked "Happy Birthday" into public domain now sue over "This Land"

Smithsonian Magazine:
This Segregated Railway Car Offers a Visceral Reminder of the Jim Crow Era

Gizmodo:
Iconic Architect Eero Saarinen Designed Weapons and 'Devices' For the CIA

Smithsonian Magazine:
The Marines Have Confirmed That One of the Men in the Iconic Iwo Jima Photo Has Been Misidentified for 71 Years

Mental Floss:
When Kodak Accidentally Discovered A-Bomb Testing

Jalopnik:
What Happened To The Veterans Of Atomic Testing

Mental Floss:
The Pro Wrestler Who Fought Segregation in 1950s Memphis

Mental Floss:
18 Play-Along Facts About Shari Lewis and Lamb Chop

The Atlantic:
The Legend of Eisenhower's Skinny 'S'

Smithsonian Magazine:
How One Woman Helped End Lunch Counter Segregation in the Nation's Capital

Mental Floss:
10 Fast Facts About the First Corvette

Smithsonian Magazine:
After 52 Years, the "Mississippi Burning" Case Closes

Smithsonian Magazine:
The Origins of the Term "Affirmative Action"

The Atlantic:
Remember When You Could Call the Time?

Atlas Obscura:
The Radical Plan to Turn One California Town into a Gay Utopia

Mental Floss:
The Burglars Who Broke Into the FBI

Slate:
Angels in America: The Complete Oral History

Mental Floss:
Fumbled: The Story of the United States Football League

Mental Floss:
A Bear Necessity: The Story of Teddy Ruxpin

Smithsonian Magazine:
How a Museum Cancelling a Controversial Mapplethorpe Exhibition Changed My Life

GQ:
The Fugitive, His Dead Wife, and the 9/11 Conspiracy Theory That Explains Everything

Mental Floss:
How Scientists Are Preparing for the First-Ever 'All-American' Eclipse

Mental Floss:
8 Prison Animal Programs

Mental Floss:
This Digital Library Contains 1000 National Park Maps

Seeker:
How to Really Drive Across the U.S. Hitting Major Landmarks

Smithsonian Magazine:
A New Museum Is Bringing Relics of the Revolutionary War Into Public View for the First Time in Decades

Atlas Obscura:
Escape Plan DC: George Washington's Washington

Atlas Obscura:
Escape Plan NYC: The Inventor's New York

Atlas Obscura:
Escape Plan NYC: A Day in New York's Industrial Past

Atlas Obscura:
Escape Plan Boston: Castles of the Commonwealth

Atlas Obscura:
Escape Plan Boston: A Literary Escape

Atlas Obscura:
Burlesque, Boneyards, and Bombs: The Other Wonders of Las Vegas

Atlas Obscura:
Escape Plan SF: A Tour of Tech History

Atlas Obscura:
Escape Plan SF: The Curious Collections of the Bay Area

Mental Floss:
12 Pieces of Disney Memorabilia You Can Own

The History Blog:
A romp through the Prelinger film archive

Gizmodo:
Watch 30 Years of Pixar in One Emotional Supercut

July 1, 2016

Seeker:
World's Largest Plane Will Launch Rockets into Space

New Scientist:
I tried out being a space trucker in a Dream Chaser mini-shuttle

Daily Mail:
The 'heli-taxi' set for lift off: Airvinci set to take to the skies in first test of app controlled self flying copter service

Jalopnik:
An Artificial Intelligence Just Beat A Real Human In A Dogfight

Popular Science:
Why Did NASA Still Use Pure Oxygen After the Apollo 1 Fire?

Daily Mail:
The USS Enterprise flies again: Smithsonian unveils restored starship model used in the original Star Trek series

June 30, 2016

MTV:
Aliens, archaeology, and the atomic bomb: A road trip through the ruins of the American West

New York Times:
NASA's Juno Spacecraft Will Soon Be in Jupiter's Grip

Popular Science:
How The Juno Spacecraft Will Survive Jupiter's Devastating Radiation

Popular Science:
An Interactive Guide To The Juno Spacecraft

Spacecraft Insider:
Sierra Nevada's Dream Chaser to provide access to space for countries worldwide

Sputnik News:
Move Over, Musk: Russia's Reusable Winged Carrier Rocket to Fly Like Plane

Spaceflight Now:
Oxygen finding strengthens case that Mars was once habitable

Astrobiology Magazine:
NASA Weighs Use of Rover to Image Potential Mars Water Sites

Universe Today:
Returned Samples Of Asteroid Itokawa Show Violent 4.5 Billion Year History

Scientific American:
Excitement Builds for the Possibility of Life on Enceladus

Astrobiology Magazine:
A 'Super Grand Canyon' on Pluto's Moon Charon

Seeker:
Asteroid Belt's Ceres Linked to Icy Outer Moons

June 29, 2016

Daily Mail:
Small Meteorite Punches Through Roof of House in Thailand

Daily Mail:
Forget the ISS, get ready for the ROS: Russia reveals plans for solo space station

New Scientist:
China plans for space station with most powerful rocket launch

Daily Mail:
China to go to Mars by 2020: Nation takes another step towards red planet as it reveals it will launch second space station this year

New Scientist:
NASA approves five more years for Hubble Space Telescope

Daily Mail:
A spotless sun: Incredible image shows solar activity at its quietest in 100 years - and some say it could trigger a mini ice age

June 28, 2016

Tech Insider:
9 of the most surreal UFO documents from the CIA archive

Inquistr:
Roswell Incident: Newspaper To Host Two-Day Event Relating To 1947

Mysterious Universe:
These Otherworldly Memorials Commemorate Famous UFO Incidents in Europe

Mysterious Universe:
Chinese Scientist May Have an Explanation for Ball Lightning

Halifax Chronicle Herald:
Bright meteor races across sky east of Halifax

Spaceflight Insider:
NASA to test world's largest crew-rated solid rocket booster

Spaceflight Now:
Friday's Atlas 5 launch as seen from the air, land and rocket

New Scientist:
I smelled comet 67P's deadly pong and lived to tell the tale

Astrobiology Magazine:
NASA Scientists Discover Unexpected Mineral on Mars

Daily Mail:
Will this prove water flows on Mars? Curiosity rover to search for briny liquid thought to cascade down nearby mountain

Universe Today:
7 Days Out From Orbital Insertion, NASA's Juno Images Jupiter and its Largest Moons

New Scientist:
Hubble spots a new long-lived storm raging on Neptune

Slate - Bad Astronomy:
Does Pluto Harbor an Ocean Under All That Ice?

Inverse:
It's Crop Circle Season in Rural Britain and Investigators Are Wiltshire Bound

June 27, 2016

Indian Express:
World UFO Day: 10 baffling UFO sightings around the world

Inverse:
Everything I Know About Alien Life From Visiting Roswell's UFO Festival

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

Spaceflight Now:
China's new Long March 7 rocket successful on first flight

Spaceflight Now:
Prototype for new Chinese human-rated spacecraft lands in desert

Ars Technica:
Boeing: "Legitimate chance" of Starliner launch in February 2018

Universe Today:
Can Boeing Launch A Crewed Starliner By February 2018?

Spaceflight Insider:
SAFFIRE could provide valuable information for missions to Mars

Space Daily:
Dawn clocks up 1000 orbits of Ceres

Slate - Bad Astronomy:
On the Ball of the Midnight Sun

WEEKEND EDITION: June 25 through June 26, 2016

Seeker:
Spacetime Ripples: When Black Holes Collide

Gizmag:
A long way from everything: The search for a Grand Unified Theory

Seeker:
Black Hole Crashes Warp Spacetime 1,000 Times Yearly

Quanta Magazine:
Six physics equations that changed the course of history

Stuff NZ:
Scientists just got the best measure yet of one of the fundamentals of physics

The History Blog:
Cygan is back! Eric will be. What about Kaiser?

Gizmodo:
Watch This Freakishly Agile Dog-Bot Do the Dishes

Daily Mail:
Don't call them robots! Europe's mechanical workers could become 'electronic persons' under controversial draft plan

Daily Mail:
Antarctic records the highest level of CO2 in 400 million years: Region becomes 'last place on Earth' to reach historic milestone

Stuff NZ:
Geothermal vent in Tarawera eruption crater reactivates for first time in 35 years

Stuff NZ:
Slow-slip East Coast earthquake to roll on for weeks

Seeker:
Large-Scale Motion Detected Around San Andreas Fault

The Guardian:
Frozen in time: fossil plant stem cells from 300 million years ago

Gizmodo:
Ancient Snakes Had Legs - But Not For Walking

National Geographic:
Here's What Happened the Day the Dinosaurs Died

Gizmag:
Over 90 percent of mammals were wiped out by dino-killing asteroid

Daily Mail:
$170,000 for a 25 foot long duck-billed dinosaur and $46,000 for a sabre toothed tiger: Dutch museum sells off its fossilised exhibits

Ars Technica:
Bird brains are dense - with neurons

Mental Floss:
Like Lobsters and Pigeons, Wild Pigs May Orient Their Lives Along Magnetic Fields

Ars Technica:
Cats may have a rudimentary grasp of physics, study finds

The History Blog:
Elusive 4,000-year-old petrographs found in Russia

The History Blog:
Long-lost Neolithic figurine found in Orkney museum

Ancient Origins:
Egyptologists Set to Unravel the Identity of Mystery Pharaoh from Tomb KV55

Smithsonian Magazine:
Archaeologists Uncover Massive Naval Bases of the Ancient Athenians

Seeker:
More Treasures Recovered from Antikythera Wreck

BBC News:
Whistling Sling Bullets Were Roman Troops' Secret 'Terror Weapon'

The History Blog:
The rediscovery of a Pictish silver hoard

Daily Mail:
Romans were more powerful in Britain than thought: Discovery of coins and pottery in Devon redraws the map of the empire

Seeker:
Long-Headed Woman from Ancient Kingdom Revealed

The History Blog:
Restored 6th c. purple gospels return home

The History Blog:
Bones in Trondheim well confirm Norwegian saga

Ancient Origins:
Gonzalo Guerrero: Father of the First Mestizos and Army Captain of the Mayans

The History Blog:
UK bars export of lavish Florentine inlaid table top

The History Blog:
La Belle restoration complete

Smithsonian Magazine:
Inventing the Beach: The Unnatural History of a Natural Place

Daily Mail:
Picasso masterpiece becomes the most-expensive painting sold in the UK for six years after fetching a staggering £43.3 MILLION at auction

San Francisco Chronicle:
Photos: The hell that was the Eastern Front of World War II

Mental Floss:
How a Gift from Schoolchildren Let the Soviets Spy on the U.S. for 7 Years

Politico:
The Top-Secret Cold War Plan to Keep Soviet Hands Off Middle Eastern Oil

Mental Floss:
13 Thrilling Facts About 'House Of Wax'

Mental Floss:
10 Fun Facts About '$100,000 Pyramid'

Mental Floss:
The Surprisingly Devious History of CAPTCHA

Mental Floss:
Deeply Absorbing: The ShamWow Story

Mother Jones:
My Four Months as a Private Prison Guard: A Mother Jones Investigation

Daily Mail:
Russia unveils world's biggest nuclear icebreaker: Gigantic ship can smash through ice 10 feet thick and 13 feet deep

Daily Mail:
China's secret stealth sub surfaces: First images released of 'Shang' nuclear submarine with improved missile launcher

Gizmag:
Tank crews get 360-degree X-ray vision

Gizmag:
Supercars past, present and future take center stage at Cholmondeley

Gizmag:
Louis Moinet celebrates bicentenary of the chronograph with Memoris Anniversaire

Ars Technica:
When everything else fails, amateur radio will still be there - and thriving

BBC News:
Maps have 'north' at the top, but it could've been different

June 24, 2016

The Atlantic:
The Growing Risk of a War in Space

Daily Mail:
World's largest plane gets ready for its debut: Enormous Stratolaunch will send astronauts into orbit using a mini shuttle

Gizmodo:
Watch These Drones Flawlessly Perform With a Talented Dance Troupe

Gizmodo:
Drone Footage Inside a 19th-Century Church Looks Too Incredible to Be Real

Gizmodo:
A Flock of 61 Wingsuiters in Flight Looks Like an Airborne Invasion

Daily Mail:
The car race that will REALLY take off: California to get 219 mile circuit for flying cars to compete

Inverse:
A History of Space Guns From Isaac Newton to Nazis in Paris and Project HARP

Digg:
This Russian Ejection Seat Is An Amazing Piece Of Engineering

Gizmodo:
NASA's Last Apollo Saturn V Rocket Is on Its Way to Mississippi Instead of the Moon

Stuff NZ:
In 1976, Nasa's first Mars probe was looking for Martians

June 23, 2016

Daily Mail:
Russia's plan to conquer the moon: Nation will send 12 cosmonauts to lunar surface ahead of creating a permanent base by 2030

Daily Mail:
Amateur astronomers pinpoint the military's latest ultrasecret satellite in orbit - but still don't know what it is for

Sputnik News:
No Secrets: Russia to Publish Catalog Disclosing US Military Satellites

Daily Mail:
Move over Nasa: India launches 20 satellites in 26 minutes using just ONE rocket

Popular Science:
Inside NASA's Mars Mission

Popular Science:
Look Inside Virgin Galactic's Rocket Facility

Daily Mail:
Russia's plan to conquer the moon: Nation will send 12 cosmonauts to lunar surface ahead of creating a permanent base by 2030

Sputnik News:
First Stage of Vostochny Cosmodrome Construction to Be Finished by November

Universe Today:
Huge Plasma Tsunamis Hitting Earth Explains Third Van Allen Belt

Gizmodo:
The Atmosphere of Venus Is More Terrifying Than We Imagined

Popular Science:
Juno Mission Will Peer Beneath Jupiter's Clouds In July

Seeker:
New Horizons Finds Clues of an Ocean on Pluto

Astrobiology Magazine:
Research bolsters case for a present-day subsurface ocean on Pluto

New Scientist:
Pluto must have liquid ocean or it'd look like an overripe peach

Daily Mail:
The rarest crystals on Earth: Scientists reveal only two quasicrystals have EVER been found - and they were caused by colliding asteroids

Arizona Daily Star:
Mine Tales: Unraveling the mystery, marvels of Meteor Crater

June 22, 2016

Universe Today:
Pancaked SpaceX Falcon Pulls into Port After Trio of Spectacular Landings

Sputnik News:
India Successfully Puts Record 20 Satellites Into Orbit - Space Agency

New Scientist:
China wants to share its new space station with the world

Sputnik News:
Moscow, Beijing Considering Deliveries of RD-180 Rocket Engines to China

Smithsonian Magazine:
Meet Three of Earth's Tiny Celestial Buddies

Smithsonian Magazine:
Here's What Will Happen When Juno Gets to Jupiter

Cosmos:
New insights into Pluto's outer moons

Astrobiology Magazine:
Unexpected excess of giant planets in star cluster

Smithsonian Magazine:
Diamond Planets Might Have Hosted Earliest Life

Live Science:
What's Causing Mysterious 'Worldwide Hum?'

June 21, 2016

Slate - Bad Astronomy:
Happy Full Moon Solstice!

Space Daily:
China to send Chang'e-4 to south pole of moon's far-side

Daily Mail:
Video shows SpaceX's latest landing failure as Falcon 9 rocket is engulfed in smoke on drone ship

Popular Science:
Can We Defend What We Put In Space?

Gizmag:
Earth picks up asteroid traveling companion

The Guardian:
Earth's companion: asteroid locked in game of leapfrog with planet

Vox:
Earth has a new "quasi-satellite" - an asteroid that will follow us for centuries

Daily Mail:
Mars was plagued by MEGA-VOLCANOES: Surprise discovery of mineral suggests red planet was far more hellish than thought

Cosmos:
Mars rover wraps up Marathon Valley exploration

Seeker:
Watching Mars' Amazing Global Dust Storms: Photos

Spaceflight Insider:
NASA's Juno spacecraft closes in on Jupiter

Seeker:
Jupiter Orbital Insertion: Juno's Dive Into the Unknown

Cosmos:
A disturbance on the rings of Saturn and other pictures

Astrobiology Magazine:
Extreme trans-Neptunian objects lead the way to Planet Nine

Ars Technica:
Do we really need humans to explore Mars?

June 20, 2016

Atlas Obscura:
There's a Huge UFO Archive Hiding in These Swedish Apartment Cellars

Daily Express:
Are snaps taken by mechanic in 1953 the best 'UFOs' ever caught on camera?

Seeker:
Three Astronauts Touch Down After 6 Months in Space

Spaceflight Now:
Soyuz spacecraft brings home three-man station crew

Spaceflight Insider:
ISS Expedition 47 trio returns to Earth

Daily Mail:
'I'd love a pizza and a nice cold beer': Major Tim Peake looks forward to home comforts after landing back on Earth (shame he's got to FAST for 24 hours while his body readjusts to gravity)

Sputnik:
From ISS to Earth: Roscosmos Releases Amazing Videos of Astronauts' Journey

Gizmag:
Blue Origin finds success in parachute failure and fourth rocket landing

Spaceflight Now:
Blue Origin flies reusable suborbital rocket for fourth time

Seeker:
Blue Origin Capsule Lands Safely, Sans One Parachute

Digg:
Watch Blue Origin Launch And Land A Rocket

Gizmag:
Meteorite discovery: "No one has seen anything like this one before"

Cosmos:
Don't look now, but we're being followed...

WEEKEND EDITION: June 18 through June 19, 2016

Quanta Magazine:
Is Infinity Real?

Quanta Magazine:
Mathematicians Bridge Finite-Infinite Divide

Cosmos:
The square root of 2

Mental Floss:
Astrophysicists Detect Gravitational Waves Once Again

Science Magazine:
Four new element names are on the table

Cosmos:
Four new elements named - here's how the periodic table evolved

The Conversation:
Ancient asteroid impacts yield evidence for the nature of the early Earth

Cosmos:
Ancient asteroid impacts yield evidence for the nature of the early Earth

Daily Mail:
The new map of the Earth's plates that means textbooks really WILL have to be rewritten

Seeker:
El Nino Had a Good Run, But Now It's Over

Nautilus:
El Nino Has Ended Kingdoms and Civilizations

Stuff NZ:
Hijacked bacteria new theory to life as we know it

Atlas Obscura:
The Incredible Coincidence of a Poisonous Tree Growing Next to Its Antidote

Atlas Obscura:
New 200-Million-Year-Old Species of Marine Reptile Found From Dinosaur Era

Inverse:
3 Alpha Predator Heavyweights That Could Have Slaughtered Tyrannosaurus Rex

Science Magazine:
First fossil footprints of saber-toothed cats are bigger than Bengal tiger paws

Mental Floss:
When Cornered, Electric Eels Rise Out of the Water to Attack

Atlas Obscura:
Watch Humans Work Together to Rescue a Canine Friend

Cosmos:
Where did we come from? A primer on early human evolution

New Scientist:
Supernovae 2 million years ago may have changed human behaviour

The History Blog:
6,000-year-old massacre found in Neolithic silo

The History Blog:
Antikythera Mechanism was an astronomy text

Mental Floss:
15 Intriguing Facts About the Antikythera Mechanism

The History Blog:
First ancient oracle found in Athens

The History Blog:
Hikers find first ancient petroglyphs on Montserrat

Daily Mail:
Hunt begins for a SECOND King under a car park: After Richard III, now surveyors scan for signs of Henry I at a school in Reading

Atlas Obscura:
Laser Technology Reveals Cambodian Civilization that 'Rewrites History'

Daily Mail:
Ming Dynasty ruins found under China's Forbidden City: 590-year-old wooden and earth foundations of 'lost' palace uncovered

Gizmag:
Rare vellum Aristotle "de Animabilis" goes to auction - the foundation of the study of biology

Daily Mail:
'Lost' section of Great Wall of China re-emerges: Drought causes 500-year-old fortification to appear from reservoir

The History Blog:
Wrecked Piombo masterpiece restored

Atlas Obscura:
Russia's Centuries-Old Bride-Shows Were the Original Version of 'The Bachelor'

Atlas Obscura:
Europe's First Pornographic Blockbuster Was Made in the Vatican

Atlas Obscura:
Tall Travel Tales from 17th-Century Mexico, Mapped

Mental Floss:
Lord Byron's Poetic Goodbye to His Best Friend

Gizmag:
The stopwatch: 200 years old and still ticking

Atlas Obscura:
How An 1918 Author Introduced the World to the Concept of Female Pleasure

Smithsonian Magazine:
The Library of Congress Needs Your Help to Identify These Silent Movies

San Francisco Chronicle:
From Marilyn to Mao: SF photographer captured mid-century Hollywood and beyond

Sputnik News:
Where Nightmares Come From: Sputnik Takes a Look Inside a Nuclear Warhead

Stuff NZ:
Could genetic scientists resurrect extinct species, like they do in Jurassic Park?

The Guardian:
This is what happens when an AI-written screenplay is made into a film

June 17, 2016

Sputnik News:
Russian, US Astronauts to Return From ISS on June 18 - NASA

Daily Mail:
Hot date! Astronaut Tim Peake facing six-minute 'blast furnace' ride back to earth inside 17,000mph space capsule before hitting the ground 'like a tonne of bricks'

London Register:
Grim-faced 'naut Malenchenko prepares to return home

BBC:
Tim Peake: What has Britain's astronaut achieved?

Mental Floss:
Watch Wingsuit-Wearing Daredevils Fly Over an Active Volcano in Chile

Popular Science:
A Brief History Of Menstruating In Space

Seeker:
Meet the First Man Who Imaged the Moon

Popular Science:
NASA Posters Recruit Mars Explorers

June 16, 2016

Riverside Press-Enterprise:
Joshua Tree: UFO convention to tackle aliens, the supernatural

Spaceflight Now:
SpaceX successfully fires satellites into orbit, but loses booster on landing

Seeker:
SpaceX Rocket Launches Satellites, Misses Ocean Landing

Sputnik News:
High-Tech Telescope for Dangerous Asteroids Detection Launched in Russia

Astrobiology Magazine:
Likely new planet may be in slow death spiral

Popular Science:
Missed The SpaceX Launch? Watch This Gorgeous New Video

Popular Science:
Stunning Photos Of Saturday's Mysterious Rocket Launch

Universe Today:
470 Million Year Old Meteorite Discovered In Swedish Quarry

Popular Science:
Ancient Meteorite Was Once An Asteroid-Smasher

Popular Science:
Alien Civilizations Probably Existed Before Humans

June 15, 2016

Sputnik News:
Experts Fear Chinese Space Station Could Crash Into Earth

Slate:
Akatsuki Reveals a Hot, Dynamic Venus

Astrobiology Magazine:
The Jagged Shores of Pluto's Highlands

Daily Mail:
Planet Nine might not be alone: Astronomers suggest there could several hidden worlds in our solar system

Astrobiology Magazine:
New Planet Is Largest Discovered That Orbits Two Suns

Gizmag:
Where have all the red giants gone?

June 14, 2016

UPI:
Fireball streaks across Australian sky after sunset

Sputnik News:
Russian, US Astronauts to Return From ISS on June 18 - NASA

Spaceflight Insider:
Russia plans to send crews to Moon regularly starting in 2025

Stuff NZ:
NASA's Wanaka balloon still healthy after 28 day flight

Spaceflight Now:
SpaceX conducts static fire test for Wednesday's Falcon 9 flight

Astrobiology Magazine:
NASA Mars Orbiters Reveal Seasonal Dust Storm Pattern

Popular Science:
The Biggest Obstacle To Mars Colonization May Be Obsolete Humans

Seeker:
Spectacular Space Station Spacewalks: Photos

June 13, 2016

Inquistr:
Killer Asteroid That Could Strike Earth In 2028 Makes First Pass Near Planet

KIRO-TV:
Meteor lights up the sky over Seattle early Friday morning

St. Louis Post-Dispatch:
NASA confirms bright midday meteor over Missouri on Monday

Ars Technica:
The world's biggest, baddest rocket launched Saturday and it was stunning

Spaceflight Insider:
Heavyweight Delta IV launches classified satellite for NRO

Spaceflight Now:
Triple-barrel Delta 4-Heavy launches national security satellite

Spaceflight Now:
Photos: Delta 4-Heavy launch as seen from press site

Spaceflight Now:
Video: America's most capable rocket ascends from Cape Canaveral on NROL-37

Spaceflight Now:
Delta 4-Heavy factoids

Seeker:
Rosetta's Icy Comet Odyssey Rocks On

Nature:
France launches massive meteor-spotting network

WEEKEND EDITION: June 11 through June 12, 2016

Forbes:
5 Facts About Outer Space That Hardly Anyone Knows

Inverse:
Is Hyperspace Pure Science Fiction? Not If You Look Hard at String Theory

Daily Mail:
Spacecraft WOULD survive the journey through a wormhole: Tunnels in spacetime could someday take us to another universe, claims radical theory

Cosmos:
Probing creation with waves

Gizmodo:
The Rise and Fall of Ken-chan, the $43,000 Robot Waiter

Hyperallergic:
The Incredible Electric Eric: Rebuilding a Lost 1920s British Robot

Cosmos:
Core conundrum: how old is Earth's magnetic field?

Astrobiology Magazine:
Just What Sustains Earth's Magnetic Field Anyways?

Cosmos:
Magma chamber grows beneath New Zealand

Slate - Bad Astronomy:
What Causes Stripey Clouds?

Nautilus:
The Surprising Importance of Stratospheric Life

Daily Mail:
World's oldest plant root: 320 million-year-old fossilised stem cells from first giant rainforest show how differently trees grew

BBC News:
There are only 35 kinds of animal and most are really weird

Smithsonian Magazine:
In This Jurassic Boneyard, It's Not Size That Counts

Daily Mail:
The SUPER SNIFFER dinosaur: Armoured Pawpawsaurus was almost deaf but had a keen sense of smell to detect predators

Digg:
This Video Of Clams Emerging To Eat Might Actually Be From A Horror Movie

Mental Floss:
10 Facts About Cassowaries

Stuff NZ:
New fossils push 'hobbit' story back to 700,000 years ago

Daily Mail:
The first Australians WERE Aborigines: 'Mungo Man' DNA contradicts claims unknown race preceded indigenous people

Ancient Origins:
More Than 70 Engravings and Paintings from 14,000 Years Ago Discovered in a Spanish Cave

Daily Mail:
Dogs were domesticated TWICE: Canines became man's best friend in Europe and Central Asia more than 12,000 years ago

Mental Floss:
Video: Tracking a Snowy Owl Returning Home to the Arctic

Ancient Origins:
Secrets of Stone Age Jade Axes Revealed in Scotland

Forbes:
These Ancient Artifacts - Like King Tut's Dagger - Are Made From Alien Metals

BBC News:
The mystery of England's ancient tunnels

The Guardian:
Archaeologists discover massive Petra monument that could be 2,150 years old

National Geographic:
In Bethlehem's Ancient Church, a Long Unseen Presence Appears

Daily Mail:
Huge Roman fort discovered in Lancaster was key to defending Britain from seaborne raiders as archaeologists flock from other countries to help with excavation

The Guardian:
Hikers on Caribbean island of Montserrat find ancient stone carvings

ABC Australia:
Ancient rice 'first evidence' Madagascan ancestors crossed Indian Ocean from South-East Asia

The Guardian:
X-rays reveal 1,300-year-old writings inside later bookbindings

The History Blog:
Utrecht's first newspaper printed in 1623 found

Atlas Obscura:
Letter-Writing Manuals Were the Self-Help Books of the 18th Century

Stuff NZ:
Awatere River bridge brought nose bleeds, black outs and risk of 'the bends'

Atlas Obscura:
The First Woman to Drive Around the World Wore Men's Breeches and Had a Pet Monkey

Ars Technica:
How World War II scientists invented a data-driven approach to fighting fascism

California Sunday:
The Man in the Woods

Daily Mail:
From daredevils straddling trains to buffalo drinking at night: Breathtaking entries in the National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year contest

History Net:
A Wing and a Prayer

BBC News:
The vet, the tortoise and the airport

Daily Mail:
The silent motorbikes: US military shows off latest special forces stealth technology

Atlas Obscura:
Take a Ride on 10 of the World's Most Mind-Blowing Elevators

Daily Mail:
The Vikings are back in North America! Replica 'dragon' ship reaches Newfoundland after month-long Atlantic crossing

The Atlantic:
How Paper Shaped Civilization

June 10, 2016

Sputnik News:
Battle Blimps: Russian Military Expands the Use of Airships

Gizmag:
Autonomous 30-mile flight for Sikorsky S-76 commercial helicopter

Sputnik News:
Would You Ride in a Drone? Passenger UAV To Begin Test Flights in Nevada

Daily Mail:
Larry Page is secretly building FLYING CARS: Google co-founder has quietly invested $100 million in two start-ups

Bloomberg:
Welcome to Larry Page's Secret Flying-Car Factories

International Business Times:
PAL-V One: Is the flying car set to take off in Europe by 2019?

Yahoo News Canada:
Flying cars? This German startup hopes to get users up in the air by 2018

Defense News:
Behold the Flying Car From France

Ars Technica:
The best of British aviation: the Imperial War Museum Duxford

Space Daily:
Fifty Years of Moon Dust

Popular Science:
What Was the Mir Space Station?

Popular Science:
What We'll Wear To Mars

June 9, 2016

Goldendale Sentinel:
Fireball meteor lights up night sky over county

Spaceflight Now:
Launch of next space station crew moved to July

Popular Science:
SpaceX Plans To Re-Use A Rocket For The First Time This Fall

Spaceflight Insider:
Starliner moves closer to crucial pad abort test

Stuff NZ:
Flying observatory touches down in Christchurch

Seeker:
NASA's Next Mars Rover May Have Flying Sidekick

Sputnik News:
Look Inside: European Space Agency Posts New Video Tour of ISS

Slate - Bad Astronomy:
Photographer's Quick Thinking Captures a SpaceX Rocket Descending to Earth

Big Think:
Summer's Guide To Meteor Showers (Fall And Early Winter, Too!)

June 8, 2016

Belleville News-Democrat:
Almost 200 report seeing meteor that flew over metro-east

Spaceflight Now:
Surveillance satellite launching Thursday atop Delta 4-Heavy rocket

Inverse:
SpaceX Announces That the Next Falcon 9 Mission Will be June 14

Gizmag:
New Shepard's parachute set to fail on next flight in the interests of safety

Forbes:
Why Mercury Isn't The Solar System's Hottest Planet

Mental Floss:
Watch Mercury Pass in Front of the Sun in 4K Resolution

National Geographic:
Tsunamis on Mars? Splashy Claim Raises Eyebrows.

Daily Mail:
Jupiter as you've never seen it: 3D map of gas giant reveals its turbulent atmosphere and colourful clouds in incredible detail

Astrobiology Magazine:
Universe's First Life Might Have Been Born on Carbon Planets

June 7, 2016

St. Louis Post-Dispatch:
Dozens report fireball plunging in sky above St. Louis area, Midwest

Seeker:
Astronauts Occupy Space Station's Bubbly Habitat

Sputnik News:
US, Russian Astronauts Enter ISS Deep Space Habitat for First Time

Gizmodo:
Antares Rocket Passes First Test Since Exploding Two Years Ago

Spaceflight Now:
Upcoming Delta 4-Heavy launch back on track after payload-related delay

Spaceflight Now:
Weather 40 percent 'go' for Delta 4-Heavy

Seeker:
Juno Is One Month From Jupiter: Photos

Astrobiology Magazine:
Pluto's Heart: Like a Cosmic 'Lava Lamp'

Sputnik News:
Most Detailed Yet: New Horizons Sends Back Extreme Close-Up Images of Pluto

IEEE Spectrum:
How Do You Fly to Alpha Centauri in Just 20 Years? Ride a Laser Beam

June 6, 2016

Daily Mail:
Astonishing footage captures meteor lighting up the sky over Arizona after rocketing into Earth's atmosphere at thousands of miles an hour

Slate - Bad Astronomy:
Fireball: Couch-Sized Rock Lights Up the Sky Over Arizona

Washington Post:
Thursday's super-bright Arizona meteor was traveling over 40,000 mph

Arizona Republic:
After the asteroid breakup, the hunt begins for the pieces

Spaceflight Now:
Russian satellite launched to measure Earth's size and shape

Gizmodo:
Oh Man, Someone Is Finally Going Inside NASA's Inflatable Space House

Spaceflight Insider:
After hard landing, Falcon 9 first stage back at Port Canaveral

Spaceflight Now:
SpaceX's latest booster back home as company mulls pricing, proof tests

Seeker:
Will Dawn Visit a Third Object in the Asteroid Belt?

Gizmag:
Was Planet 9 born of a different star?

Seeker:
Sending Messages to Aliens: Could It Kill Us?

WEEKEND EDITION: June 4 through June 5, 2016

Forbes:
The Universe Is Expanding Way Faster Than We Thought, Researchers Say

Daily Mail:
Mystery as scientists reveal the universe is expanding 9% faster than they thought

Ars Technica:
Gravitational waves may reveal stringy Universe

Gizmodo:
New Evidence Suggests a Fifth Fundamental Force of Nature

Live Science:
Dead or Alive, Schrodinger's Cat Can Be in 2 Boxes at Once

Forbes:
When Did Isaac Newton Finally Fail?

Daily Mail:
Meet Zenbo: Asus reveals $599 AI home robot that can do everything from play with your kids to look after the elderly

Gizmag:
Jumping cockroach robot leaps tall obstacles in a single bound

Daily Mail:
That's quite a crater! Amazing aerial pictures of Death Valley national park show how shattering power of volcanic explosions helped create striking Martian-like landscape

Gizmodo:
The Largest Reservoir in the United States Just Hit an 80 Year Low

Daily Mail:
The landslide that forged a beauty spot: A mountain that collapsed in 20 seconds created Zion National Park 5,000 years ago

Live Science:
Could Gas Explosions Explain Bermuda Triangle Mystery?

Discovery News:
Solar Superflares Set Stage for Life on Earth

Astrobiology Magazine:
Evolution Influenced By Temporary Microbes

Live Science:
Behold the Cardon! Photos of the Giant Cacti of North America

Daily Mail:
Do mass extinctions trigger 'super evolution'? Bizarre 147 million-year-old marine reptile with mouth like a syringe suggests life bounces back faster than thought

Forbes:
How Dinosaur Tracks Changed What We Knew About The Ancient Mediterranean

Daily Mail:
The SUPER SNIFFER dinosaur: Armoured Pawpawsaurus was almost deaf but had a keen sense of smell to detect predators

Cosmos:
New evidence supports asteroid theory of dinosaur extinction

Forbes:
Unbelievably Big Birds Called Antarctica Home 50 Million Years Ago

Daily Mail:
Bizarre snail-crushing marsupial discovered: Carnivore with hammer-like teeth lived 15 million years ago

Daily Mail:
Is this the oldest animal on the planet? Researchers find gigantic sea sponge off Hawaii that could be thousands of years old

Live Science:
School-Bus-Size Giant Squid May Be Lurking Deep in the Sea

Digg:
Freaking Humongous Gator Takes Lazy Stroll Across A Florida Golf Course

Daily Mail:
Un-bear-lievable! Russian family sit down to dinner with a 300lb BEAR at the table

The History Blog:
Neanderthals built stalagmite circles 175,000 years ago

Daily Mail:
The first art gallery? Archaeologists discover large collection of 14,500-year-old animal paintings in Spanish cave

Daily Mail:
Indus Valley civilisation may pre-date Egypt's pharoahs: Ancient society is 2,500 years older than thought

Daily Mail:
Last of a dynasty: 3,800-year-old mummy of ancient Egyptian woman described as 'one of the most important figures in the Middle Kingdom' has been unearthed

The Guardian:
Dagger in Tutankhamun's tomb was made with iron from a meteorite

The History Blog:
Ancient gold wreath kept in a box under the bed

The Guardian:
Oldest handwritten documents in UK unearthed in City dig

Mental Floss:
11 Rome-Sacking Facts About the Original Goths

The History Blog:
Huge medieval cemetery found under Cambridge College

The History Blog:
Altar cloth may be sole surviving Elizabeth I gown

The History Blog:
Louvre and Rijksmuseum co-parent Rembrandt portraits

Gizmodo:
Isaac Newton Once Tried To Invent His Own Language

Mental Floss:
Show & Tell: Caricature of the Chevalier D'Eon a.k.a. Mademoiselle de Beaumont

Daily Mail:
Real-life 175ft 'Rapunzel tower' where 19th-century businessman locked up his cheating wife goes on sale for offers over £1million

Mental Floss:
Retrobituaries: Laura Bullion, The Thorny Rose of the Old West

Popular Mechanics:
This Sucks: The Messy History of the Vacuum Cleaner

Mental Floss:
When Arthur Conan Doyle Tried Solving a Real Mystery

Mental Floss:
The 1909 Cherry Mine Disaster

History Net:
Gabby Gabreski: America's Two-War Ace

History Net:
Frederick Rutland: Tinker, Sailor, Aviator, Spy

Daily Mail:
Code machine that Hitler and his generals used to swap top secret messages is found rusting in an Essex shed

The History Blog:
Museum finds part of Nazi cipher machine on eBay

Smithsonian Magazine:
The Merchant Marine Were the Unsung Heroes of World War II

Seeker:
British WWII Sub With Crew Inside Found Off Sardinia

History Net:
Memphis Belle: Twenty Five trips to Hell and Back

Jalopnik:
Why A German Pilot Escorted An American Bomber To Safety During World War II

History Net:
Relentless In Battle

UPI:
A 'Band of Brothers' takes part in the Allied invasion of Normandy (32 images)

Time:
Robert Capa's Iconic D-Day Photo of a Soldier in the Surf

Midland Daily News:
The story of D-Day and the plane that led the invasion: That's All Brother

Knoxville News Sentinel:
Strong memories: D-Day was birthday to Jason Byrd, 93

Stamford Advocate:
One intrepid American warrior on D-Day

Clearwater Beacon:
WWII veteran recalls D-Day over Normandy

Global News Canada:
Montreal veteran Pierre L'Heureux to receive Legion of Honour for D-Day contribution

South Wales Echo:
Paratrooper and D-Day landings hero John Davies awarded Legion d'Honneur two days before his 91st birthday

Ipswich Star:
Suffolk D-Day veteran honoured with d'Honneur remembers Normandy beach landing

Daily Telegraph Autralia:
France awards Gorokan vet Sam Beggs the Legion of Honour medal

Providence Journal:
Among the last witnesses, North Smithfield D-Day vet feels duty to remember

KARE-TV:
Willmar sailor remains come home 72 years after D-Day death

Tribune-Review:
Family recalls Arnold native's sacrifice as member of Band of Brothers

Williamson Daily News:
Pond Creek youngest to die at D-Day invasion

June 3, 2016

Popular Science:
DARPA Urgently Wants A Space Plane It Can Fly Day After Day

Daily Mail:
Could YOU design a secret military spaceplane? US government reveals contest for $140m craft than can blast off ten times in ten days

Gizmag:
King Stallion helicopter aces first heavy load lift test

Gizmodo:
I Wore a $400,000 F-35 Helmet and It Blew My Mind

Stuff NZ:
NASA's Wanaka super pressure balloon completes first trip round world

History Net:
10 Incredible Aerial Rescues

History Net:
Night Owl

History Net:
Letter from Aviation History: The Truth is Out There

Smithsonian Magazine:
Surveyor 1, America's First Lunar Landing

Gizmag:
Leap into the lunar unknown: Fifty years since the landmark launch of Surveyor 1

June 2, 2016

Daily Mail:
Blue Origin is going to crash on purpose! Jeff Bezos says next rocket launch will use faulty parachutes to test how it copes

Popular Science:
July SpaceX Launch Will Carry Private Entrance To Space Station

Cosmos:
'Fresh' craters spotted on the Moon's bottom

Daily Mail:
Moon water mystery solved: H2O trapped in interior was delivered to our satellite by asteroids 4billion years ago

Daily Mail:
Signs of alien life on Mars could have been wiped out by space radiation: Scientists say finding ET may be harder than we think

Seeker:
Is 'Planet 9' a Kidnapped Ex-Exoplanet?

Popular Science:
Controversy Flares Over 'Alien Megastructure' Star

June 1, 2016

Universe Today:
Launch Of World's Largest Rocket Postponed

Spaceflight Now:
Ride aboard the Falcon 9 rocket's first stage on descent

Discovery News:
Mars Is Coming Out of an Ice Age

Discovery News:
Juno Mission Feels Jupiter's Gravitational Hug

Universe Today:
Take A Virtual Reality Tour Of Pluto

Sputnik News:
Focus on Ceres: Can Dwarf Planet Provide Conditions for Emergence of Life?

Discovery News:
Explore the Dwarf Planet Moons

May 31, 2016

Spaceflight Insider:
SpaceX launches Thaicom 8, lands Falcon 9 first stage

Gizmag:
SpaceX takes aquatic hat trick with third sea barge landing

Popular Science:
SpaceX Lands Its Fourth Rocket

Daily Mail:
NASA successfully inflates expanding room on ISS - and inflatable space stations could be next

IEEE Spectrum:
On Second Try, NASA Manages to Blow Up Inflatable ISS Module

Spaceflight Insider:
BEAM successfully expanded at International Space Station

Gizmag:
Science payload installed aboard future James Webb Space Telescope

Discovery News:
Building Blocks for Life Found in Rosetta's Comet

New Scientist:
Building blocks of life spotted around comet for the first time

Gizmag:
Red dwarf exoplanets not as habitable as once believed

Gizmag:
Simulations suggest Kepler 62-f is "a strong candidate for a habitable planet"

MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND EDITION: May 28 through May 30, 2016

Gizmodo:
It Takes Just Four Minutes To Explain the Entire Universe

Digg:
What Would Happen If You Went Back In Time And Killed Your Grandpa?

Science Alert:
Big, beautiful photos of insane physics experiments chasing the 'ghost particle'

Daily Mail:
Rise of the robots: Mechanical monks, sci-fi bots and futuristic machines to go on display to chart the 500-year history of our obsession with humanoids

Gizmag:
Plans to bring Eric, the UK's first walking, talking robot, back to life

Popular Mechanics:
The Little Tank Robot That Carries a Glock

Universe Today:
Is Earth's Magnetic Field Ready to Flip?

Daily Mail:
Forget Cascadia and San Andreas: A Hayward fault megaquake could cause 'greatest natural disaster ever to hit the US', warn experts

BBC News:
The biggest beast that ever flew had wings longer than a bus

Forbes:
Ten Dinosaurs You Never Read About Growing Up

Smithsonian Magazine:
Meet the Diverse and Bizarre "Stars" of the Deep Sea

Audubon Magazine:
The 2016 Audubon Photography Awards: Top 100

Smithsonian Magazine:
These Eerie Portraits Capture Endangered and Extinct Animals in a Film That Is Also Vanishing

Live Science:
How an Orangutan Became a Master of Tying Knots

The Guardian:
Neanderthals built mysterious cave structures 175,000 years ago

Smithsonian Magazine:
Five Things to Know About the Diamond Sutra, the World's Oldest Dated Printed Book

Mental Floss:
'Eye-watering' scale of Black Death's impact on England revealed

The History Blog:
Help save the Drake Armada Portrait of Elizabeth I

Mental Floss:
The Time the Crown Jewels Were Stolen

Mental Floss:
The Amazing True Adventures of the Real Life Robinson Crusoe

Smithsonian Magazine:
The Story Behind a Forgotten Symbol of the American Revolution: The Liberty Tree

Daily Mail:
Watch two centuries of immigration to the US: Incredible animation shows the populations that have arrived in America since 1820

The History Blog:
Thomas Jefferson's hair sells for $491 a strand

Priceonomics:
The How Epic Fortunes Were Created During the California Gold Rush

Atlas Obscura:
The Hidden History of Martha's Vineyard Sign Language

Atlas Obscura:
Places You Can No Longer Go: The Mammoth Tree

Atlas Obscura:
Vintage Photos of Lumberjacks and the Giant Trees They Felled

The History Blog:
Britain's biggest gold nugget found near shipwreck in Wales

The Awl:
The Supreme Court Justice Who Shot A Senator

Atlas Obscura:
NPG acquires rare album of photos by Victorian pioneer

Smithsonian Magazine:
The Search Is On for the Site of the Worst Indian Massacre in U.S. History

Smithsonian Magazine:
How an Obscure Photographer Saved Yosemite

The Atlantic:
'Kill Every Buffalo You Can! Every Buffalo Dead Is an Indian Gone'

Atlas Obscura:
Why the First Cremation in the U.S. Was So Controversial

Inverse:
What the Former Slave Who Invented Small Apartment Furniture Got Right

Gizmodo:
The 19th Century Hyperloop Was Going to Travel From NY to SF in 24 Hours

Atlas Obscura:
Vintage Photos of Tree Worship at Western College for Women

Nautilus:
The Father of Modern Metal

Mental Floss:
The Story Behind "Frankie and Johnny"

Smithsonian Magazine:
The Bizarre Tale of the Tunnels, Trysts and Taxa of a Smithsonian Entomologist

Mental Floss:
100 Years Ago, You Could Buy a House From a Sears Catalog

Smithsonian Magazine:
The Most Treacherous Battle of World War I Took Place in the Italian Mountains

Daily Mail:
The graffiti 'tags' of the WWI objectors: Incredible drawings etched onto the walls of 19th century prison cells by men who refused to fight for religious and political reasons

The History Blog:
Conscientious objector graffiti to be preserved

Inverse:
Zorro Was The First American Cinematic Superhero, And He's Coming Back

Daily Mail:
Classic crashes: Incredible black and white photos show the chaos on roads in the early days of the automobile with beautiful vintage motors smashing into trees, careering into canals and plummeting off bridges

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

Mental Floss:
0 Flavorful Facts About the Wienermobile

Smithsonian Magazine:
Will We Ever Know Why Nazi Leader Rudolf Hess Flew to Scotland in the Middle of World War II?

Forbes:
The Science Behind Hitler's Atomic Bomb And How We Stopped It

Daily Mail:
The scars of war: Stunning colour images reveal how Europe was still littered with graves, rusting planes and sunken battleships two years after its liberation from the Nazis

Buffalo Rising:
Take a ride on The Comet

Mental Floss:
10 Bang, Zoom Facts About 'The Honeymooners'

Mental Floss:
How a Tape Recorder Mishap Helped Create Johnny Cash's 'I Walk the Line'

Smithsonian Magazine:
During the Cold War, the Air Force Dropped an Unarmed Nuke on South Carolina

The Atlantic:
Before Emoji, There Was The Print Shop

Mental Floss:
How a Real Quaker Perfectly Shut Down an Overzealous Quaker Oats Lawyer

Ars Technica:
Death by GPS

Daily Beast:
Behind the Biggest Bitcoin Heist in History: Inside the Implosion of Mt. Gox

Mental Floss:
10 Buttoned-Up Facts About Levi's

Jalopnik:
Here's Every Single American Combat Vehicle In One Huge Graphic

Mental Floss:
8 Mysterious People Without a Past

Mental Floss:
15 Pieces of Mail Delivered Decades After They Were Sent

Mental Floss:
12 Splendid Portraits of Immigrants Arriving at Ellis Island

Atlas Obscura:
Take a Ride on 9 of the Most Incredible Model Trains in the World

Gizmodo:
The Amazing Architectural Evolution of the Filling Station

May 27, 2016

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

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

IEEE Spectrum:
Harvard Launches Robot Moth

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

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

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

Air & Space Magazine:
Ten Great Moments in Aerospace History

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

May 26, 2016

Popular Science:
SpaceX Targets Thursday For Launch And Droneship Landing

Florida Today:
SpaceX set to launch Thai communications satellite Thursday

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

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

Sputnik News:
Russian Satellites Resistant to Any Possible Control Interception

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

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

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

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

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

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

May 25, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Popular Science:
Asteroids Are Much Weaker Than Earth Rocks

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

Discovery News:
Another Kuiper Belt Discovered Around Nearby Star

Discovery News:
Extreme Exoplanets Reveal Migration Mystery

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

May 24, 2016

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

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

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

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

Popular Science:
India Just Launched A Mini-Space Shuttle

Spaceflight Insider:
International Space Station crew deploys CubeSats

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

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

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

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

Cosmos Magazine:
Haumea's mysterious moons

May 23, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

Spaceflight Now:
India readies reusable launch vehicle testbed for flight

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

WEEKEND EDITION: May 21 through May 22, 2016

Quanta Magazine:
New Support for Alternative Quantum View

Scientific American:
The Collider That Could Save Physics

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

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

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

Astrobiology Magazine:
Cosmic dust reveals Earth's ancient atmosphere

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The History Blog:
Rare ancient nilometer found in Nile Delta

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

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

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

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

The History Blog:
Rome subway build finds Praetorian guard barracks

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

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

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

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

The Guardian:
Excavation finds early Shakespeare theatre was rectangular

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Financial Times:
China's Cultural Revolution

Straits Times:
Timeline of China's Cultural Revolution

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

The Economist:
Shock troops

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

New York Review of Books:
China: Surviving the Camps

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

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

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

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

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

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

Asia Society:
China's Cultural Revolution in Photos

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

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

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

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

The Atlantic:
A Trip to Patagonia

May 20, 2016

Gizmag:
Experimental hypersonic craft hits Mach 7.5

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

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

Gizmag:
US Navy's Blackwing drones launch from underwater

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

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

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

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

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

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

May 19, 2016

The Tasmania Mercury:
Tassie UFO memories rekindled

CBC:
Fireball lights up sky over Ontario, Quebec

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

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

Discovery News:
Blazing SpaceX Rocket Suffered 'Max' Damage

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

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

Space Daily:
Opportunity microscopic imaging camera back to normal operations

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

Space Daily:
The rise and fall of Martian lakes

Slate - Bad Astronomy:
Sunrise on a Crater Rim

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

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

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

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

May 18, 2016

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

Burlington Free Press:
Burlington airport video captures meteor

Portland Press Herald:
Videos capture spectacular streaking meteor in Northeast

Ottawa Citizen:
Meteor lights up Ottawa sky, earthlings safe

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

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

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

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

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

Space Daily:
Exoplanets' Orbits Point to Planetary Migration

Cosmos:
Remains of giant asteroid found in outback Australia

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

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

May 17, 2016

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

Spaceflight Now:
Rocketcam video released from Soyuz launch last month

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

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

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

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

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

May 16, 2016

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

Mysterious Universe:
UFOs: When Evidence Goes "Missing"

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

Spaceflight Now:
Chinese rocket lofts government surveillance satellite

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

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

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

WEEKEND EDITION: May 14 through May 15, 2016

Daily Galaxy:
Was the Big Bang a Mirage?

Physics World:
Parallel-universe search focuses on neutrons

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

Popular Science:
This Bipedal Robot Walks Calmly Over Uneven Ground

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

IEEE Spectrum:
Autonomous Robot Surgeon Bests Humans in World First

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

Gizmag:
How Earth's magnetic field is changing

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Popular Science:
Watch Live Video from the Mariana Trench

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Gizmag:
World's oldest axe fragment found in Australia

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mysterious Universe:
Unearthed Ancient Text Sheds Light on Lost Culture

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

Smithsonian Magazine:
Early Rembrandt Found in Basement Goes On Display

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

Atlas Obscura:
The Hidden Messages of Colonial Handwriting

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

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

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

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

Atlas Obscura:
The Fascist Building in Upper Manhattan

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

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

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

Mental Floss:
11 Miniature Mischief-Makers From World Folklore

May 13, 2016

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

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

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

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

Jalopnik:
Bombers Used To Drop Nuclear Bombs Upside Down

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

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

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

Digg:
How High Can Runaway Helium Balloons Fly?

May 12, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

May 11, 2016

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

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

Discovery News:
Lava Tube Moon Caves Could Protect Astronauts

Discovery News:
Atomic Oxygen Detected on Mars

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

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

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

May 10, 2016

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

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

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

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

Discovery News:
Pluto Behaves More Like a Planet Than Thought

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

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

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

May 9, 2016

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

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

Discovery News:
SpaceX Falcon Rocket Nails 2nd Ocean Landing

Spaceflight Insider:
Russia loses contact with nanosatellite launched from Vostochny

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

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

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

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

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

WEEKEND EDITION: May 7 through May 8, 2016

Forbes:
Looking For Higher Dimensions In Gravity

Forbes:
What Is The Strongest Force In The Universe?

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

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

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

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

Forbes:
Volcanic Eruptions Triggered Crises Throughout European History

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The History Blog:
Ancient skeleton mosaic found in Turkey

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

Live Science:
Buddhist Sculptures Discovered in Ruins of Ancient Shrine

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

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

Smithsonian Magazine:
Ancient Arabic Text Shines Light on Massive Supernova

BBC News:
Spain's cursed village of witches

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

The History Blog:
Vatican's Gallery of Maps restored

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

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

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

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

Smithsonian Magazine:
A Brief History of the Nickel

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

Ozy:
The Massacre at Frog Lake - What Really Happened

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

The History Blog:
More about WWI graffiti in Naours caves

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

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

BBC News:
When Disney got trippy

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Ars Technica:
Who Will Debunk The Debunkers?

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

May 6, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

May 5, 2016

Spaceflight Now:
Stormy weather in Florida delays Falcon 9 launch

Spaceflight Now:
Russian authorities retrieve Soyuz booster wreckage in Siberia

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

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

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

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

Discovery News:
Boiling Water May Be Cause of Martian Streaks

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

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

Forbes:
5 Takeaways From ESA's Rosetta Comet Mission

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

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

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

May 4, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Scientific American:
Earth Has Mystery Gas Delivered from Space

Space Daily:
Elektra: A New Triple Asteroid

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

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

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

May 3, 2016

Sarasota Herald-Tribune - De Void:
On looking inward

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

May 2, 2016

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

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

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

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

Spaceflight Now:
Photos: Soyuz launch inaugurates new Russian spaceport

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Discovery News:
Universe Likely Has Many Extinct Civilizations: Study

WEEKEND EDITION: April 30 through May 1, 2016

Forbes:
The Biggest Question About The Beginning Of The Universe

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

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

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

Gizmag:
Menacing walker teaches kids to build robots

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

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

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

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

The Guardian:
Huge coral reef discovered at Amazon river mouth

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

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

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

Cosmos Magazine:
Appetite for seeds helped birds outlive dinosaurs

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Science Magazine:
How Europe exported the Black Death

Mental Floss:
38 Facts About Shakespeare's 38 Plays

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

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

Salon:
The night Mark Twain brought Huck Finn alive

Jalopnik:
Why Electric Cars Ruled The Roads 100 Years Ago

The History Blog:
More about WWI graffiti in Naours caves

Atlas Obscura:
The Queer Black Woman Who Reinvented The Blues

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

Smithsonian Magazine:
Nikola Tesla's Struggle to Remain Relevant

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

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

Air & Space Magazine:
Campaign by Helicopter

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

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

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

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

The New Yorker:
The Battles of Chernobyl

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

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

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

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

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

Smithsonian Magazine:
20 Must-See Places in Switzerland

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

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

April 29, 2016

Mysterious Universe:
New Spaceplane May Launch Satellites Daily

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

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

Forbes:
What If NASA Had Continued Its Lunar Program?

History.net:
Dick Merrill: Beating the Odds

History.net:
Going Commando

Air & Space Magazine:
The Forgotten Sport of Balloon Jumping

Air & Space Magazine:
Test Your Knowledge of Airline History

April 28, 2016

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

The Weather Network:
Green fireball caught shooting across California sky

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

Spaceflight Insider:
Inaugural Vostochny launch delayed 24 hours

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

April 27, 2016

Spaceflight Now:
New Russian space base ready for first launch

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

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

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

Slate - Bad Astronomy:
A Martian Crater Torn in Half

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

EarthSky:
Comet Halley, parent of 2 meteor showers

April 26, 2016

Beverly Citizen:
Witness recalls Beverly UFO sighting 50 years later

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

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

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

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

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

April 25, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

Discovery News:
Watching a Spacecraft Wreck Tumble Through Space

Popular Science:
Suitsat Might Be The Creepiest Satellite Ever

WEEKEND EDITION: April 23 through April 24, 2016

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

Scientific American:
Are We Living in a Computer Simulation?

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

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

Gizmag:
Slithering serpentine robot snakes its way to seabed inspections

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

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

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

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

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

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

Discovery News:
Oldest Depiction of Ancient Egyptian Demons Found

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

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

National Geographic:
Jerusalem Dig Uncovers Ancient Greek Citadel

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

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

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

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

The History Blog:
Owner of Texel shipwreck gown identified

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

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

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

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

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

Gizmodo:
An Illustrated History of American Money Design

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

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

Mental Floss:
When Rand Met McNally

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Smithsonian Magazine:
Who Really Wrote "Citizen Kane"?

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

Smithsonian Magazine:
How a Psychedelic Concert Poster Rocked the World

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

Mental Floss:
15 Town Names With Unusual Backstories

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

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

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

April 22, 2016

Gizmag:
DARPA announces Phase 2 of spaceplane project

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

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

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

Gizmag:
Prototype moon buggy saved from junkyard goes to auction

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

April 21, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Discovery News:
Extreme Meteorite Hunt Yields Cosmic Clues: Photos

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

April 20, 2016

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

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

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

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

Gizmodo
We Just Learned Something Crazy About the Atmosphere of Venus

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

Popular Science:
What We'll Wear To Mars

April 19, 2016

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

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

Technabob:
How to Turn a Drone into a UFO

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

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

Universe Today:
Antarctica Provides Plenty Of Mars Samples Right Now

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

April 18, 2016

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

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

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

Spaceflight Now:
Expandable room installed on space station

Spaceflight Now:
Flown Falcon 9 booster hoisted off landing platform

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

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

Cosmos:
Supernova scraps found on the Moon

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

Cosmos:
Cassini captures dust from beyond the Solar System

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

WEEKEND EDITION: April 16 through April 17, 2016

Cosmos:
Five ways to travel through time

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

Cosmos:
The seven states of matter explained

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

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

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

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

Gizmodo:
The Death Valley Super Bloom Is Incredible

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

Cosmos:
Titanic dinosaurs split by 'unzipping' supercontinent

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

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

Smithsonian Magazine:
Researchers Piece Together Ancient Plesiosaur Attack

Cosmos:
Dolphin super hearing at least 26 million years old

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

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

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

Scientific American:
Debate Erupts over Strange New Human Species

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Atlas Obscura:
Victorians Wanted to Contact Aliens Using Giant Mirrors

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

Mental Floss:
The Tragic History of RC Cola

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

April 15, 2016

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

Discovery News:
NASA Captures Stunning Photo of a Sonic Shockwave

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

Air & Space Magazine:
Splashdown, Live Via Satellite

National Geographic:
The Forgotten Soviet Space Shuttle Could Fly Itself

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

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

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

April 14, 2016

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

Universe Today:
NASA Discovers 72 New Asteroids Near Earth

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

April 13, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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

April 12, 2016

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

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

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

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

Spaceflight Now:
Photos: Dragon completes rendezvous with the station

Discovery News:
Kepler Space Telescope Revived From Emergency Shutdown

Spaceflight Now:
Kepler telescope recovered from spacecraft emergency

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

Gizmag:
Is this what Planet 9 looks like?

April 11, 2016

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

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

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

Stuff NZ:
Wanaka Nasa balloon launch blown off schedule

Spaceflight Now:
Kepler space telescope in emergency mode

Astobiology Magazine:
Saturn Spacecraft Not Affected by Hypothetical Planet 9

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

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

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

WEEKEND EDITION: April 9 through April 10, 2016

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

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

Gizmag:
Computer creates high-tech Rembrandt counterfeit

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

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

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

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

Sputnik News:
Giant Prehistoric Ocean Discovered Deep Below the Ground

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

Scientific American:
What Really Killed the Dinosaurs?

Smithsonian Magazine:
Stop Making Fun of Tyrannosaurs' Tiny Arms

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Atlas Obscura:
The Photos that Exposed American Child Labor

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

Atlas Obscura:
The Hungarian Taxidermist Who Saw Frogs As People

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

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

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

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

Gizmag:
The laptop turns 35

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

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

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

Gizmag:
The uncompromising works of starchitect Zaha Hadid

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

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

April 8, 2016

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

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

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

Air & Space Magazine:
Technically Speaking: Stealth Before Stealth

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

IEEE Spectrum:
Stopping Buck Rogers From Going Boom

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

Gizmodo:
Check Out All the Largest Flying Boats in History

Air & Space Magazine:
Five Airplanes That Made No Difference

April 7, 2016

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

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

Spaceflight Insider:
India to launch its reusable spaceplane in May

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

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

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

Space Daily:
Mars Longevity Champion Launched 15 Years Ago

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

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

Slate - Bad Astronomy:
A Distant, Moody Comet

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

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

April 6, 2016

EarthSky:
Asteroid swept within moon's distance Monday night

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

Stuff NZ:
Chance photo captures meteor's spectacular display

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

Discovery News:
Japanese Probe Ready to Get Intimate With Venus

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

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

Universe Today:
Did the Sun Steal Planet Nine?

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

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

April 5, 2016

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

Gizmag:
Our Sun could get angrier than we thought

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

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

Spaceflight News:
Opportunity rover snaps photo of Martian dust devil

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

Discovery News:
Forget Tatooine, This Exoplanet Has THREE Suns

Forbes:
How Fast Does Earth Move Through The Universe?

April 4, 2016

Forbes:
Japanese Space Probe Was Smashed Into Five Pieces

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Discovery News:
Mysterious Mars Mounds Were Liquid-Filled Craters

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

Discovery News:
Shoot Aggressive Aliens With Lasers to Defend Earth

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

WEEKEND EDITION: April 2 through April 3, 2016

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

Forbes:
Is String Theory Really Unprovable?

Gizmodo Australia:
Does Infinity Really Exist?

Forbes:
Stacking Cannonballs In 8 Dimensions

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

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

Atlas Obscura:
100 Wonders: Cave of the Crystals

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

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

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

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

National Geographic:
Which of These Animals is Tougher?

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

Atlas Obscura:
Behind the Scenes With the Horses of Hollywood

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

BBC News:
New evidence of Viking life in America?

Smithsonian Magazine:
The Lost City of Cambodia

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

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

Atlas Obscura:
The Heart of Voltaire

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Atlas Obscura:
The Story Behind the Bulletproof Photo Craze

Atlas Obscura:
The Mail Rail

Smithsonian Magazine:
A Brief History of the Zoot Suit

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Smithsonian Magazine:
That One Time Eleanor Roosevelt Was a DJ

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

Atlas Obscura:
The Forgotten Secret Language of Gay Men

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

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

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

National Geographic:
Which Mystery From History Are You?

April 1, 2016

Space Daily:
Lockheed Martin Opens Space Fence Test Facility

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

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

Air & Space Magazine:
Born to Race

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

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

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

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

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

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

March 31, 2016

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

Discovery News:
Space Station Ready for Inflatable Habitat Test

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

New Scientist:
Interstellar cloud could have wiped out the dinosaurs

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

March 30, 2016

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

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

Space Daily:
Has Tiangong 1 gone rogue

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

Discovery News:
Japan is Tracking Tumbling and Damaged Satellite

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

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

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

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

March 29, 2016

Discovery News:
Flyby Comet Was WAY Bigger Than Thought

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

Spaceflight Now:
Japan's newest space telescope goes silent

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

Spaceflight Now:
Soyuz aces test campaign at new Vostochny Cosmodrome

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

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

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

March 28, 2016

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

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

Air & Space Magazine:
15 Years of Living in Space

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

WEEKEND EDITION: March 26 through March 27, 2016

Forbes:
10 Quantum Truths About Our Universe

Forbes:
What It Means If CERN Discovers A New Particle

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

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

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

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

The Atlantic:
What Is a Robot?

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

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

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

IEEE Spectrum:
Little Robotic Leg Investigates Enormous Dinosaur Locomotion

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

Universe Today:
What Are The Benefits Of Volcanoes?

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

The Atlantic:
The Violent Remaking of Appalachia

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

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

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

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

Stuff NZ:
Walking in the footsteps of giant moa

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

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

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

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

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

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

Atlas Obscura:
The Troll Church

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Smithsonian Magazine:
How Malaria Gave Us Mauve

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

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

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

Air & Space Magazine:
The Soviet City in the Sky

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

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

Atlas Obscura:
The Congressman Who Brought Belly Dancing to America

IEEE Spectrum:
When 82 TV Channels Was More Than Enough

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

March 25, 2016

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

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

Sputnik News:
China Unveils New Electronic Spy Plane

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

BBC News:
The American Concordes that never flew

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

March 24, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Air & Space Magazine:
Life Among the Gas Giants

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

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

Forbes:
The Wonder Of Exoplanet Skies

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

March 23, 2016

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

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

Stuff NZ:
Closest comets in decades passing Earth this week

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

Science News:
Comets carried noble gases to Earth

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

Discovery News:
Did Mars' Methane Come from Comets?

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

March 22, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

Sputnik News:
Nine Monster Stars Unearthed in the Milky Way

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

March 21, 2016

WWMT-TV:
50th anniversary of Michigan UFO sightings

Spaceflight Now:
Soyuz docks with space station with fresh crew

Discovery News:
New International Space Station Crew Arrives Safely

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

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

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

Discovery News:
Pluto Probably Has an Ocean Under its Surface

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

WEEKEND EDITION: March 19 through March 20, 2016

Forbes:
10 Quantum Truths About Our Universe

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

Scientific American:
The Long Search for the Value of Pi

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Atlas Obscura:
Rynek Underground

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

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

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

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

Atlas Obscura:
100 Wonders: The Great Boston Molasses Flood

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

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

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

Atlas Obscura:
Why Only Apple Users Can Trash Their Files

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

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

San Francisco Chronicle:
Fascinating stories behind San Francisco neighborhood names

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

March 18, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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

Forbes:
Astronomy And The Cold War

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

March 17, 2016

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

Spaceflight Now:
Massive European spacecraft launched toward Mars

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

Spaceflight Now:
International Space Station to study meteors hitting atmosphere

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

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

Discovery News:
Ceres' Mysterious Bright Spots Change Unexpectedly

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

March 16, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

March 15, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

Popular Science:
China's Answer To The Hubble Telescope

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

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

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

March 14, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Discovery News:
Comet Punch Threw Mars' Magnetism into Chaos

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

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

WEEKEND EDITION: March 12 through March 13, 2016

The Wire:
Are the Constants of Physics Constant?

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

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

Forbes:
Test Your Knowledge Of Prime Numbers With This Game

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

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

Scientific American:
Yellowstone's Supervolcano Gets a Lid

Discovery News:
Ancient Super-Eruption Reconstructed

Gizmodo:
Patagonian Ice Bridge Collapses in Spectacular Fashion

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

Discovery News:
Oldest Pine Tree Fossils Discovered

Cosmos Magazine:
What killed off the vicious ichthyosaur?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mysterious Universe:
The Deadly Saga of the Thuggee

Atlas Obscura:
Franz Xaver Messerschmidt, The Original Ghost-Buster

Atlas Obscura:
When Sipping Tea Was A Socially Ruinous Act

Smithsonian Magazine:
The Laptops That Powered the American Revolution

Smithsonian Magazine:
Eight Secret Societies You Might Not Know

Atlas Obscura:
When American Voters Had 2 Choices: Whig or Loco Foco

Atlas Obscura:
The Damnable Dames Who Helped Shape Seattle's Character

Atlas Obscura:
Text-To-Speech in 1846 Involved a Talking Robotic Head With Ringlets

Slate:
K Troop: The story of the eradication of the original Ku Klux Klan

Atlas Obscura:
100 Wonders: The Underwater Ballroom

Atlas Obscura:
The 'Itchless' Innovation that Made Minneapolis the Capital of Underwear

Smithsonian Magazine:
The Secret History of the Girl Detective

Atlas Obscura:
Why Men in the 1920s Paid Women for Spins Around the Dance Hall

Inverse:
Walt Disney's Weird Buddy: What Happened to Oswald the Lucky Rabbit?

Atlas Obscura:
The Curious Story of Wierszalin, a Belarussian Prophet's 1930s Forest Utopia

Smithsonian Magazine:
The Man Who Sold the Eiffel Tower. Twice.

San Francisco Chronicle:
17 things you didn't know about the Golden Gate Bridge

Inverse:
Be Gone Keanu Reeves' Remake of 'The Day The Earth Stood Still': 1951's Is a Sci-Fi Masterpiece

BBC News:
The man who blew up Nelson

Atlas Obscura:
The 1980s Media Panic Over Dungeons & Dragons

Gizmag:
Boeing unveils game-changing autonomous submarine

Gizmag:
In pictures: Concept cars and design studies of the 2016 Geneva Motor Show

BBC News:
Why does Britain have such bizarre place names?

Smithsonian Magazine:
Half of the Inhabitants of This Australian Opal Capital Live Underground

Air & Space Magazine:
An Oscar-Worthy Animated Tale of Two Cosmonauts

March 11, 2016

Daily Mail:
Inside Lockheed's giant blimp: Long-range LMH-1 airship will carry cargo and people to remote locations around the world

Gizmodo:
A Drone Flying Two Miles High Is Equal Parts Illegal and Beautiful

Jalopnik:
This Is The F-35's Third Generation Super Helmet

Jalopnik:
LA News Chopper Stumbles Onto Formation Of V-22 Ospreys, Takes Amazing Footage

Jalopnik:
Watch Live As Boeing Attempts To Fly The First 727 After It Sat For 25 Years (Updated)

Jalopnik:
Reminisce On That Time In The Early '90s When F-16s Escorted MiG-29s Across The U.S.

BBC News:
Future - Why Nasa still flies an old British bomber design

Air & Space Magazine:
Airplane vs. Zeppelin in 1917

Ars Technica:
Kelly's Heroes: Lockheed's five finest airplanes

Air & Space Magazine:
Otto Lilienthal's In-Flight Movie From the 1890s

Forbes:
The Worst Accidents In Space Go Well Beyond Apollo 13

io9:
Spotting This Flying RC Goth Overhead Would Be Even Creepier at Night

March 10, 2016

Discovery News:
Mars Total Solar Eclipse Wows Skywatchers

New Scientist:
Mars InSight Mission Cleared for 2018 Launch

Universe Today:
China Plans Space Telescope That Will Dock With Their Space Station

Stuff NZ:
NASA coming back to Wanaka to launch balloon and probe the universe

Astrobiology Magazine:
Dawn's First Year at Ceres: A Mountain Emerges

Daily Mail:
Rosetta's comet is as old as the solar system: Ice reveals it was born in the nebula that created our sun 4.6 billion years ago

New Scientist:
Billion-light-year galactic wall may be largest object in cosmos

Gizmag:
Simulated Martian and lunar soils sprout their first crops

March 9, 2016

Daily Mail:
Phew! 100ft asteroid 203 TX68 passes 2.5 million miles from Earth - but will be back in 2017

Popular Science:
Why Lockheed Martin Is Blasting The Orion Spaceship With 1,500 Speakers

Space News:
NASA slips schedule of Asteroid Redirect Mission

Discovery News:
Mercury's Carbon-Rich Crust is Surprisingly Ancient

New Scientist:
Mercury once had a graphite crust floating on a sea of magma

Discovery News:
Mystery Mountain Pops Up in Striking Ceres Photo

March 8, 2016

Stuff NZ:
Earth-bound asteroid in orbit path of key satellites

Universe Today:
ExoMars 2016 Spacecraft Encapsulated for Red Planet Launch in One Week

Discovery News:
Will NASA's InSight Mars Mission Launch in 2018?

Space Daily:
Aim Higher: China Plans to Send Rover to Mars in 2020

Daily Mail:
How to watch the only total solar eclipse of 2016: Phenomenon that sweeps across the Pacific this week will be streamed online

The Weather Channel:
30 Incredible Photos Of Crop Circles

March 7, 2016

Daily Mail:
Look out! 100ft asteroid 203 TX68 could pass just 15,000 miles from Earth on Sunday - but Nasa claims we are safe

KYTV:
Big meteor caught on tape in Mountain Home

Gizmag:
SES-9 mission launch successful, but Falcon 9 landing less so

Daily Mail:
'It feels like it's burning whenever I sit or walk': Scott Kelly reveals the aches and pains of coming back to Earth after a year in space

Space Daily:
China's lunar probe sets record for longest stay

Smithsonian Magazine:
Explore the Magnificent and Mysterious Surface of the Moon in Pictures

New Scientist:
Exclusive photos: Clouds seen on Pluto for first time

Astrobiology Magazine:
Methane Snow on Pluto's Peaks

Popular Science:
Strange Signals Are Coming From Space, And Repeating

Inverse:
UFO Researcher Nick Pope Is the British Fox Mulder and His Country Needs Him Now

WEEKEND EDITION: March 5 through March 6, 2016

Daily Mail:
Is the universe like a flip book? Physicists say new theory of how seconds pass could help make time travel a reality

Cosmos Magazine:
Quantum physics for the terminally confused

The Atlantic:
Inside the Artificial Universe That Creates Itself

Gizmag:
Scorpion Hexapod has a sting in its tail

Daily Dot:
Boston Dynamics's killer robot Atlas is less terrifying when it swears

Daily Mail:
This Is How Fast a Little Landslide Turns Into a Full-On Shitstorm

Gizmodo:
The mystery of the Japanese island that appeared out of the sea: Study finds Nishinoshima formed from TWO volcanic eruptions

Gizmodo:
This 520 Million-Year-Old Fossil Is So Intricate You Can See Individual Nerves

Stuff NZ:
This weird little fungus may be the oldest fossilised land creature ever found

Daily Mail:
The fossil find of the century: World's 'biggest and most diverse' collection of Jurassic remains is uncovered in Argentina

Discovery News:
Oldest Chameleon Found in Amber

Daily Mail:
'Fluffy' meat-eating dinosaur as long as a BUS is identified after its fossil was put in a drawer and forgotten about for years

Live Science:
T. Rex Was Likely an Invasive Species

Smithsonian Magazine:
We Finally Know How Much the Dino-Killing Asteroid Reshaped Earth

Daily Mail:
The prehistoric 'otter' with a formidable bite: Kolponomos was as large as a bear with jaws like a sabre-toothed cat

Daily Mail:
Oh my! Lion, tiger and bear 'brothers' living in a Georgia animal shelter haven't left each other's side in 15 years

Daily Mail:
'Magic' Mesolithic pendant is oldest art ever found in Britain: 11,000-year-old jewellery may have been worn by shaman to ward off evil spirits

Daily Mail:
Tiny handprints in Stone Age shelter were NOT human: 8,000-year-old 'baby' stencils in Cave of Beasts were created by lizards

Ancient Origins:
Polish Pyramids: Ruins of Megalithic Tombs from the Time of Stonehenge Discovered in Poland

Ancient Origins:
Satellite Imaging Exposes 4,000-year-old Tomb in the Dahshur Necropolis

Ancient Origins:
Curious 3,400-Year-Old Canaanite Figurine Discovered by Young Boy in Israel

The History Blog:
Earliest complete Bronze Age wheel found at Must Farm

Daily Mail:
Ancient grave shows Nubian woman buried in Egyptian style: Incredible find pinpoints the moment 'two cultures became one'

Discovery News:
Inscription Spurs Debate Over Mysterious Greek Tomb

Daily Mail:
Roman 'leisure complex' unearthed in Jerusalem: Bathhouse, rural estate and wine press were used by invading soldiers 1,600 years ago

The History Blog:
Denver Art Museum returns Koh Ker statue

The History Blog:
12th c. "archaeological ruin" icon restored

The History Blog:
Ring ostensibly owned by Joan of Arc sells for $333,000

The History Blog:
Medieval painting saved by Reformation recycling

Smithsonian Magazine:
A Brief History of the St. Bernard Rescue Dog

Smithsonian Magazine:
Ben Franklin Was One-Fifth Revolutionary, Four-Fifths London Intellectual

Atlas Obscura:
The 19th Century 'Show Caves' That Became America's First Tourist Traps

Atlas Obscura:
Object of Intrigue: Confederate Currency

Atlas Obscura:
How Female Computers Mapped the Universe and Brought America to the Moon

Atlas Obscura:
The Modern Manhunt Began With An Arrest by Wireless Telegraph

Smithsonian Magazine:
Upton Sinclair Was a Socialist Candidate Who Succeeded Through Failure

Smithsonian Magazine:
The Spy in the Doll Shop

Mysterious Universe:
Assassination: A CIA "How To" Guide, Pt. 1

Mysterious Universe:
Assassination: A CIA "How To" Guide, Pt. 2

Popular Science:
The CIA's Bold Kidnapping of a Soviet Spacecraft

Popular Science:
Remember When a Soviet Spacecraft Landed in Wisconsin?

Popular Science:
Ed Dwight, the African American Astronaut who Never Flew

San Francisco Chronicle:
Turn on tune in - hippie photos unseen for decades

Atlas Obscura:
America Almost Had a Disney Theme Park with a Slavery Section

Mysterious Universe:
The Rumbling Below: Strange Sounds of "Engine Noise" From Underground

Gizmag:
In pictures: Supercars, exotics and other sporty machinery of the 2016 Geneva Motor Show

Gizmag:
In pictures: The 2016 North American Handmade Bicycle Show

Atlas Obscura:
France's Legendary Haunted Lighthouse Has First Resident Since 1910

Gizmodo:
Racing Down a Stunning Alpine Coaster Reminds Me to Never Grow Up

Daily Mail:
The stunning mosaic menagerie hiding in the dome of St Paul's: Incredible gigapixel image offers an unprecedented, close-up look of the cathedral's famous animal artwork

Gizmodo:
Awesome Stop-Motion Animation Shows Clothes Fighting Each Other Like an Action Movie

Smithsonian Magazine:
This Animated Movie About Van Gogh Is Made Entirely of Oil Paintings

March 4, 2016

Daily Mail:
Nasa set to bring back supersonic passenger travel: Space agency reveals 'son of Concorde' concept it hopes could fly in 2020

Ars Technica:
Meet NASA's new X-planes: "Quiet" sonic booms and engines at the back

Daily Mail:
Test pilot reveals F-35 stealth jet can perform Top Gun 'fly right by' impossible manoeuvre as it 'slows down quicker than you can emergency brake your car'

Inverse:
Rarely Seen Footage of the B-2 Bomber Goes on YouTube

Daily Mail:
The predator spreads its wings: Killer drone gets new long distance upgrade and can now fly for 40 hours non-stop

Forbes:
What Happens When A Fighter Pilot Blacks Out In Zero-G?

Discovery News:
Kittinger: Confidence Key to High-Altitude Jump Survival

Popular Science:
How Otto Winzen Took Men Into the Stratosphere

Popular Science:
The space plane that wasn't: everything you never needed to know about Dyna-Soar

Popular Science:
The Interservice Rivalry that Delayed America's First Satellite Launch

Popular Science:
The Paraglider: How NASA Tried And Failed To Land Without Parachutes

Popular Science:
Why Did NASA Choose an Untested Missile to Launch Gemini?

Popular Science:
The Interservice Rivalry that Delayed America's First Satellite Launch

Popular Science:
How The Air Force Planned To Put Men On The Moon

Popular Science:
Jack Northrop and the UFO-Lookin' Flying Wings

Scientific American:
The Demographics of Space Travel

March 3, 2016

WNBC-TV:
Long Island Residents Call 911 to Report Mystery 'Boom' Sounds

Daily Mail:
'The cold fresh air was amazing': Scott Kelly reveals bittersweet feelings about return to earth after record breaking year in orbit

Discovery News:
UK Astronaut Reveals LEGO Space Station Stowaways

Space Daily:
Logistics Rule on Tiangong 2

Forbes:
NASA Venus Landsail Rover Could Launch In 2023

Sputnik News:
Russian Crowdfunded Satellite Set to Become the Night Sky's Brightest Star

Daily Mail:
Did Mars 'tilt' three billion years ago? Huge shift in the shape of the red planet may have happened much later than first thought

New Scientist:
Volcanic mount spun Mars around and rearranged its rivers

New Scientist:
Summer on Titan may make its lakes ripple with waves

Slate - Bad Astronomy:
A Long, Cold Sleep for Philae

Forbes:
Antimatter Space Propulsion Possible Within A Decade, Say Physicists

Daily Telegraph:
Comet in night sky this month will be closest for 246 years

March 2, 2016

Daily Mail:
Phew! Nasa says asteroid 203 TX68 will pass three MILLION miles from Earth on March 8th (but admits there's a one in 250 million chance it could hit us in 2017)

Daily Mail:
He's home! Scott Kelly's Soyuz spacecraft touches down in Kazakhstan after astronaut's record-breaking year in orbit

Forbes:
Astronaut Ron Garan: 'Soyuz Reentry Is Like Niagara Falls Barrel Ride, On Fire'

Time Magazine:
Inside the Gigantic Operation to Meet Astronauts Coming Home

Time Magazine:
This Is The First Face Astronauts Will See After a Year in Space

Spaceflight Now:
Falcon 9 launch scrubbed again

Discovery News:
Earth's Radiation Belts Change Wildly With Solar Storms

Astrobiology Magazine:
Life or illusion? Avoiding 'false positives' in the search for living worlds

Discovery News:
Seeking the Aliens Who Are Looking Right At Us

March 1, 2016

Aberdeen Press and Journal:
All you need to know: Meteor explodes in skies over Scotland

WPTV:
VIDEO: Fireball lights up skies over Spain

Spaceflight Now:
Photos: Falcon 9 awaits liftoff

Spaceflight Insider:
Scott Kelly preps for homecoming, station preps for heavy traffic

Spaceflight Now:
Kelly, Kornienko about to wrap up 340-day mission

Daily Mail:
Is a rogue comet on a collision course with Earth? 'Surprise meteor shower' sparks hunt for unknown ice ball orbiting in space

Discovery News:
Meteor Shower Points to 'Potentially Hazardous' Comet

Science Alert:
These top 5 meteor blasts will remind you how scary our galaxy can be

February 29, 2016

Pacific Daily News:
Guam's skies have a history of UFOs

Curbed Los Angeles:
A Brief History of UFO Sightings in Los Angeles

Time Magazine:
See 10 Mysterious 'UFO Sighting' Photos From History

WINK-TV:
Decoding sonic booms in SWFL

Florida Today:
SpaceX Falcon 9 launch scrubs for third time

Astrobiology Magazine:
Opportunity Mars Rover Goes Six-Wheeling up a Ridge

Forbes:
Are We Missing Intelligent Life Because We're Looking Into The Past?

WEEKEND EDITION: February 27 through February 28, 2016

Slate - Bad Astronomy:
Did the Universe Have a Beginning?

Forbes:
How Long Has The Universe Been Accelerating?

Forbes:
What Is The Universe Expanding Into?

Daily Mail:
Will the universe end in a BIG RIP? Expert suggests its rate of expansion could end up tearing everything we know apart

Forbes:
Ask Ethan: The Multiverse And The Road Not Traveled

Dailynewsx:
Combining these 2 theories could give us an actual 'theory of everything'

Live Science:
5D Black Holes Could Break Relativity

Forbes:
Ask Ethan: Do Gravitational Waves Exhibit Wave-Particle Duality?

Cosmos Magazine:
What do Albert Camus and string theory have in common?

Inverse:
Quantum Suicide Lets Physicists Prove the Multiverse Theory or Die Trying

Forbes:
Why Is Relativity True?

Daily Mail:
He's behind you! Watch Google's new Atlas robot stand up on its own up after getting knocked down by giant stick in amazing video

Forbes:
The Rock Cycle: Learn The Types Of Rocks & Minerals

Forbes:
The Largest Diamond Ever Found In Angola Is 404 Carats And Nearly Flawless

Forbes:
Legendary Boiling River Of The Amazon Is A Geological Anomaly

Ars Technica:
Sponge full of cholesterol pushes animal life back to 650 million years

Daily Mail:
Is this the ugliest ancient reptile ever? Fossils reveal beast with a barrel-like body, knobbly skin and stumpy legs roamed China 260 million years ago

Astrobiology Magazine:
Oxygen-starved oceans held back life's recovery after the 'Great Dying'

Smithsonian Magazine:
This is the Most Beat Up Dinosaur Ever Discovered

Forbes:
Were Giant Sauropod Dinosaurs Actually Swimmers?

Smithsonian Magazine:
We Finally Know How Much the Dino-Killing Asteroid Reshaped Earth

Stuff NZ:
Canterbury researchers help identify 22 million-year-old fossil

Daily Mail:
Not so skippy after all! Fossils of a tiny ancient kangaroo that couldn't hop has been found in Australia

Forbes:
Ancient DNA From Extinct Glyptodont Reveals It Was A Really Big Armadillo

Daily Mail:
Dodo's WEREN'T daft: Researchers reveals birds had similar brain size to a pigeon and a superb sense of smell

Gizmodo:
Meet the Million-Year-Old Lizard Species We Didn't Know Existed Until Now

The History Blog:
7,000-year-old upright burial found in Germany

The History Blog:
Tarkhan Dress confirmed as world's oldest woven garment

Ancient Origins:
Satellite Imaging Exposes 4,000-year-old Tomb in the Dahshur Necropolis

Ancient Origins:
Spanish Leak Reveals Hidden Chamber in Tutankhamun Tomb is Full of Treasures

The History Blog:
Earliest complete Bronze Age wheel found at Must Farm

Daily Mail:
The fashions of the Holy Land revealed: Archaeologists find 3,000 year old fabrics from reign of Kings David and Solomon perfectly preserved in copper mine

Ancient Origins:
New Investigations Begin on the Pyramid of the Mysterious Queen Khennuwa

Ancient Origins:
Excavations Reveal that the Oldest Roman Tavern Nourished and Served Ancient Life

The History Blog:
Hoards of Cheshire go on display in Liverpool

The History Blog:
12th c. "archaeological ruin" icon restored

Atlas Obscura:
Can You Spot the Monsters in This Medieval Map of the World?

Archaeology:
The Many Lives of an English Manor House

Forbes:
Here's Why Copernicus Is Still Worth Celebrating Over 400 Years Later

The History Blog:
Lost cantata by Mozart and Salieri found in Prague

Smithsonian Magazine:
Elizabeth Hamilton Once Posed for a Portrait in a New York City Prison

Smithsonian Magazine:
Why Elizabeth Hamilton Is Deserving of a Musical of Her Own

Atlas Obscura:
Lakshmibai, The Warrior Queen Who Fought British Rule in India

The History Blog:
Martha Brown, the real Tess of the D'Urbevilles

Atlas Obscura:
How First Ladies on Opposing Sides of the Civil War Forged an Unlikely Bond

Atlas Obscura:
Psychic Archeology, Or How to Dig Up the Dead With Their Own Advice

The History Blog:
French police tackle 103-year-old cold case

Smithsonian Magazine:
Historians Finally Figured Out What Was on Shackleton's Bookshelf

Smithsonian Magazine:
'They looked like such good girls': the mystery of Genet's murderous Maids

Mysterious Universe:
The Day Tesla Died: Why The True Extent of Tesla's Genius Remains Unknown

BBC News:
The man who made 'the worst video game in history'

Atlas Obscura:
The Pushers, Hookers and Sawyers Still Harvesting America's Ice

BBC News:
The quest to solve YouTube's strangest mystery

Gizmag:
In pictures: The Japan Camping Car Show 2016

Atlas Obscura:
The Pushers, Hookers and Sawyers Still Harvesting America's Ice

Daily Mail:
The chateau that became Picasso's canvas: Seven bedroom French castle with a garden full of artist's works goes on the market for £6.9million

San Francisco Chronicle:
The 16 most beautiful metro stations in the world

Atlas Obscura:
Fleeting Wonders: Britain's Most Famous Train Returns

February 26, 2016

Daily Mail:
Far from lunar-cy! Lockheed Martin reveals plans for a human outpost orbiting the moon to help launch man to Mars

Daily Mail:
Could we travel to Mars in just THREE days? Nasa's 'photonic propulsion' uses lasers to produce thrust

Daily Mail:
World's largest aircraft is almost ready! Giant fin is attached to the 'Flying Bum' airship ahead of its first flight next month

Sputnik News:
Not So Stealthy: China Can Reportedly Track Pentagon's 'Undetectable' F-22 Fighters

Daily Mail:
Watch the US military's superfast self flying bird drone: Incredible video shows Darpa's tiny craft reach 45 MPH indoors and navigating autonomously

Gizmag:
Drone makes historic 72-minute flight across English Channel

DSFP's Spaceflight History:
Bridging the Gap Between Space Station and Mars: The IMUSE Strategy (1985)

DSFP's Spaceflight History:
On the Moons of Mighty Jupiter (1970)

DSFP's Spaceflight History:
What If a Space Shuttle Orbiter Had to Ditch? (1975)

Discovery News:
30 Years Later: The Legacy of Russia's Mir Space Station

Discovery News:
'Space Men:' Ascending to Earth's Deadliest Frontier

February 25, 2016

Daily Mail:
Fourth time lucky? SpaceX abandons latest attempt to launch satellite and land rocket on 'drone boat' due to bad weather - but will try again tomorrow

Spaceflight Insider:
Launch of SpaceX Falcon 9 with SES-9 postponed 24 hours

Daily Mail:
Nasa reveals just three screens will be used to control the Orion capsule that could take humans to Mars (unlike the 2,000 switches in the Space Shuttle's cockpit)

Gizmag:
NASA simulates emergency aboard Orion spacecraft

New Scientist:
'Follow the salt' may be best strategy to find Martian microbes

Daily Mail:
Astronomers are 'getting closer' to locating mysterious ninth planet beyond Jupiter

New Scientist:
Planet Nine hunters enlist big bang telescopes and Saturn probe

Astrobiology Magazine:
ATLASGAL Survey of Milky Way Completed

Daily Mail:
Ancient Earth was pummelled with meteors 790,000 years ago: Multiple impacts would have caused tsunamis and widespread fires

Universe Today:
The Definitive Guide To Terraforming

February 24, 2016

Spaceflight Now:
Falcon 9 clears static fire test before launch this week

Spaceflight Now:
U.S. resupply ship headed for space station to launch March 22

New Scientist:
Virgin Galactic claims new 'Unity' spaceship fixes safety issues

Spaceflight Now:
Dizzying final few months planned for Rosetta comet probe

Discovery News:
Pluto Moon Charon 'Bursting' With Frozen Ocean?

Discovery News:
Hubble's Backyard: Our Solar System: Photos

Astrobiology Magazine:
Hubble Directly Measures Rotation of Cloudy 'Super-Jupiter'

Discovery News:
Rings May Be Common Around a Weird Kind of Asteroid

February 23, 2016

Mysterious Universe:
Eyes Only: How the CIA Kept Tabs on a Civilian UFO Research Group

Daily Mail:
Minuteman ICBM soars over California as US Air Force run test-launch - but this time without causing a UFO scare

Space Daily:
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