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September 25, 2018

Space.com:
NASA Balloon Observes Glowing Blue Clouds in Earth's Upper Atmosphere (Video)

Space.com:
Are Japanese Hopping Robots Safe on Asteroid Ryugu?

Space.com:
The New BFR: How SpaceX's Giant Rocket-Spaceship Combo for Mars Has Changed

Spaceflight Insider:
Curiosity Mars rover experiencing memory problem

Space.com:
Planet Earth Wobbles As It Spins, and Now Scientists Know Why

September 24, 2018

Space.com:
Japanese Cargo Ship Launches Toward Space Station

Spaceflight Now:
New sample return capability launches with Japanese space station freighter

Space.com:
NASA's New Planet-Hunting Telescope Spots Its Second Possible World Already

Outer Places:
Japan Becomes First Country To Land On An Asteroid With Hayabusa2 Space Probe

Spaceflight Now:
Japanese robots land on asteroid, send back pictures

Space.com:
They Made It! Japan's Two Hopping Rovers Successfully Land on Asteroid Ryugu

Spaceflight Insider:
Japan successfully lands two small rovers on asteroid Ryugu

Space.com:
Rover Team Confident Curiosity Will Bounce Back from Glitch

Space.com:
After Pluto, New Horizons Probe Draws Near to Its Next Target: Ultima Thule

WEEKEND EDITION: September 21, 2018 through September 23, 2018

The Aviationist:
NORAD Released A Photo Of A U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor Shadowing A Russian Tu-95MS Bear Bomber During Intercept Off Alaska

The Aviationist:
F-35 Achieves Milestones Amid Setbacks And Criticism

Air & Space Magazine:
NASA's New Space Taxis

Spaceflight Insider:
Our SpaceFlight Heritage: ICE - The first comet flyby

Space.com:
Apollo 7: A Test of Spacecraft and Crew

Space.com:
Apollo 8: First Around the Moon

Space.com:
Apollo 9: The Lunar Module Flies

Space.com:
Apollo 10: Lunar Landing Dress Rehearsal

September 20, 2018

Space.com:
A Japanese Probe Is About to Drop Two Hopping Robots Onto Asteroid Ryugu

Space.com:
NASA's New Planet Hunter Just Found Its 1st Alien World an Evaporating 'Super-Earth'

Space.com:
SpaceX's New BFR Spaceship Really Does Look Like Tintin's Moon Rocket

Space.com:
NASA's Curiosity Rover on Mars Sidelined by Glitch

September 19, 2018

Spaceflight Now:
British Earth-imaging satellites ride Indian rocket into orbit

Daily Mail:
Can scientists crack the secret of Nasa's 'impossible' fuel-free thruster? US government awards British researcher £1m to develop a rocket that converts sunlight into thrust

Spaceflight Now:
Leftover Delta 2 rocket to go on display at Kennedy Space Center

Universe Today:
To Avoid Vision Problems in Space, Astronauts Will Need Some Kind of Artificial Gravity

Outer Places:
Scientists Discover Over a Dozen 'Ice Volcanoes' on the Solar System's Largest Asteroid

September 18, 2018

Space.com:
The BFR in Images: SpaceX's Giant Spaceship for Mars Colony & Beyond

Space.com:
Celebrating Cassini: NASA Saturn Probe Died 1 Year Ago Today

Outer Places:
This Moon Landing Brought to You By... NASA Announces That They Might Be Putting Ads on Rockets

Universe Today:
Was This Huge River Delta on Mars the Place Where its Oceans Finally Disappeared?

Spaceflight Insider:
New study rejects IAU rationale for demoting Pluto

September 17, 2018

Spaceflight Insider:
Going out in style: Delta II completes its final mission with launch of ICESat-2

Space.com:
Last Delta II Rocket Launches NASA Satellite to Map Earth's Ice with Space Laser

Spaceflight Now:
Early morning launch closes book on Delta 2 legacy spanning nearly 30 years

Space.com:
Final Delta II Launch to Mark End of First Pioneering Era of US Rockets

Space.com:
Delta Blue: Last Delta II Rocket Launch Leaves Behind Colorful Legacy

WEEKEND EDITION: September 14, 2018 through September 16, 2018

Popular Mechanics:
The FBI Mysteriously Close New Mexico Observatory

Popular Mechanics:
Sheep Glands Point to Nukes as Source of Mysterious 1979 Explosion

Space.com:
This Giant, Ultrathin NASA Balloon Just Broke an Altitude Record

Popular Mechanics:
Watch the World's Largest Jet Come in For a Landing

The Aviationist:
NORAD Released A Photo Of A U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor Shadowing A Russian Tu-95MS Bear Bomber During Intercept Off Alaska

Popular Mechanics:
How B-52 Bombers Will Fly Until the 2050s

Popular Mechanics:
France Accuses Russia of Space Satellite Espionage

Space.com:
NASA's Spirit Rover: Revealing Mars' Early, Wet History

Space.com:
A Tour of the Delta Rocket Family

Washington Post:
John Glenn and the courage of the Mercury Seven

Space.com:
Apollo 7: A Test of Spacecraft and Crew

September 13, 2018

History.com:
When Dozens of Korean War GIs Claimed a UFO Made Them Sick

Space.com:
Russian Space Agency to NASA: Investigation Into Space Station Leak Is Under Way

Spaceflight Now:
Another recovered Falcon 9 booster arrives back in port

Space.com:
NASA Starts 45-Day Clock to Contact Mars Rover Opportunity as Dust Storm Wanes

Space.com:
Opportunity: Longest-Running Mars Rover

Space.com:
Earth's Oceans May Go Back to the Planet's Birth

Space.com:
Strange Binary Asteroid Shows Solar System Upheaval Happened Early

Space.com:
The Closest Exoplanet to Earth Could Be 'Highly Habitable'

September 12, 2018

Spaceflight Now:
Station commander flatly denies any crew involvement in Soyuz leak

Spaceflight Insider:
How was the exact location of the recent ISS air leak found?

Space News:
As GPS 3 launch nears, Air Force keeps watchful eye on ground controls

Space.com:
Evoking Apollo, NASA Launch Tower Enters Vehicle Assembly Building

Space.com:
India Unveils Its Own Spacesuit Design for 2022 Astronaut Flights

Spaceflight Insider:
Curiosity reveals mysterious variety of terrains at Vera Rubin Ridge

Outer Places:
Artificial Intelligence Has Detected 72 Radio Signals From a Mysterious Source In Space

September 11, 2018

Daily Mail:
After the storm: Curiosity selfie reveals dust-covered rover and dark skies following massive Martian duststorm - but there's still no word from missing rover Opportunity

R&D Magazine:
Curiosity Braves Martian Dust Storms to Collect Samples

Spaceflight Now:
SpaceX, Telesat achieve repeat success with midnight-hour launch

Spaceflight Now:
China launches satellite to monitor world's oceans

Space.com:
NASA Plans to Build a Moon-Orbiting Space Station: Here's What You Should Know

September 10, 2018

Space.com:
The End is Near for NASA's Historic Dawn Mission to the Asteroid Belt

Spaceflight Now:
Dawn mission approaches end as spacecraft runs out of fuel

Space.com:
Puzzling Swirls on the Moon May Come from Ancient, Magnetized Lava

Space.com:
Jupiter's Icy Moon Europa Has a Really Weird Cold Spot

Universe Today:
New Reasons why Pluto Should be Considered a Planet After All

WEEKEND EDITION: September 7, 2018 through September 9, 2018

Air & Space Magazine:
Air & Space Quiz: Experts Only

HistoryNet:
Shear Terror

HistoryNet:
Jumbo: Boeing 747

HistoryNet:
Civil Air Patrol's Combat Pilots

HistoryNet:
Flying Container Ship: The XC-120

HistoryNet:
Old Soldiers: Pacific B-17 Armed Transports

Air & Space Magazine:
Ithaca's Airplane

The Aviationist:
42 Years Ago Today: The Daring Defection of The Secret Soviet Super Fighter

Racked:
The Girdle-Inspired History of the Very First Spacesuits

Astronomy Magazine:
Remain calm in the void

Chicago Sun-Times:
50 years after Apollo 8, former astronaut Jim Lovell has no regrets

WMAQ-TV:
50 Years Later, Jim Lovell Remembers the Adventure of It All

Popular Science:
Here's what we had to say about Voyager 1 when it launched 41 years ago

September 6, 2018

History.com:
When UFOs Buzzed the White House and the Air Force Blamed the Weather

Spaceflight Insider:
Pressure mounts on Commercial Crew as Russia plans to stop flying U.S. astronauts to ISS

Space.com:
NASA Will Launch 2 Rockets to Test a Mars Parachute and Track 'Nanoflares'

Space.com:
Hole That Caused Leak in Russian Spacecraft Possibly Traced to Assembly or Testing: Report

Space.com:
Morning, Kepler! NASA's Planet-Hunting Spacecraft Wakes Up Again

Space News:
Kepler resumes operations despite malfunctioning thruster

Spaceflight Insider:
Chinese startup launches three CubeSats into space

Popular Science:
Jupiter's magnetic field has two 'south poles'

Universe Today:
Another Juno Flyby, Another Amazing Sequence of Images of Jupiter

September 5, 2018

History.com:
The First Alien-Abduction Account Described a Medical Exam with a Crude Pregnancy Test

Space.com:
Space Station Leak May Have Been Caused by Human Error, Russian Reports Say

Space.com:
Watch SpaceX's Dragon Bid Farewell to Space Station in This Incredible 4K Video

Outer Places:
Ghost Ship: NASA Finds Long-Lost Spacecraft, But It Won't Follow Their Orders

Outer Places:
The Orion Spacecraft Is Almost Complete... And Will Take Humans Back to the Moon

Space.com:
Brazil's Biggest Meteorite Survives Museum-Destroying Fire

Space.com:
Was Young, Wet Mars Once Close Enough to the Sun to 'Dance' with Venus?

September 4, 2018

Pedestrian:
A Brief History Of Some Of Australia's Weirdest UFO Encounters

Space.com:
Space Station Leak All Patched Up Now, NASA Says

Space News:
ISS leak highlights concerns about orbital debris and station operations

Space.com:
NASA Just Gave the Opportunity Rover a Survival Deadline on Mars - Here's What That Means

Space News:
NASA to soon start 45-day campaign to revive the Opportunity Mars rover

Space.com:
Life on Mars? 40 Years Later, Viking Lander Scientist Still Says 'Yes'

LABOR DAY WEEKEND EDITION:
August 31, 2018 through September 3, 2018


The Aviationist:
Exclusive: Check Out These Incredible Photos Taken Last Week of the Massive Stratolaunch Space Plane

Air & Space Magazine:
The Human Sonic Boom

Drive - The War Zone:
Russia Is Hunting For Its Crashed Nuclear-Powered Cruise Missile And The U.S. Might Be Too

Air & Space Magazine:
The Secret World of NORAD

Air & Space Magazine:
The Father of Crash Investigation

Air & Space Magazine:
Was the Navy's F-111 Really That Bad?

The Aviationist:
Check Out This Nostalgic 1981 U.S. Navy Commercial Featuring the F-14 Tomcat

Business Insider:
From peeing in a 'roll-on cuff' to pooping into a bag: A brief history of how astronauts have gone to the bathroom in space for 57 years

Space.com:
The Mercury 7 Astronauts: NASA's First Space Travelers

Space.com:
Faith 7: Gordon Cooper's 1963 Mercury-Atlas 9 Launch in Pictures

Space.com:
Gemini IV: Inside NASA's First Spacewalk Mission (Photos)

Space.com:
Gemini 5: Inside NASA's First 8-Day Space Mission of 1965

We Are The Mighty:
A '$30 Million Sandwich' almost derailed the space program

Space.com:
Gemini 9: NASA's Troubled Rendezvous Mission in Photos

National Review:
Neil Armstrong's Forgotten First Space Flight

Space.com:
Faith 7: Gordon Cooper's 1963 Mercury-Atlas 9 Launch in Pictures

Space.com:
10 Surprising Facts About NASA's Mighty Saturn V Moon Rocket

Space.com:
Apollo 9 in Photos: NASA Tests the Spidery Lunar Module

Culture Cheat Sheet:
These Photos Go Behind the Scenes of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing

Boston Globe:
NASA is releasing behind-the-scenes recordings of first moon landing

Daily Mail:
Smithsonian in race to save Neil Armstrong's historic Apollo 11 spacesuit as researchers reveal it is ROTTING

The Aviationist:
Let's Talk About The Sightings Of F-117 Stealth Jets Flying Over Nevada Few Days Ago

The Aviationist:
What's this mysterious aircraft spotted at Edwards AFB? The secretive B-21 Raider, the RQ-180 drone or "just" a B-2?

August 30, 2018

ABC Australia:
'Meteor' lights up sky over Perth, causing sonic booms that rattled houses

Spaceflight Now:
Installation of ice-measuring satellite caps assembly of last Delta 2 rocket

Outer Spaces:
The Orion Spacecraft Is Almost Complete... And Will Take Humans Back to the Moon

Space.com:
India Will Launch Its Own Astronauts to Space by 2022, Government Says

Space.com:
New Horizons Spies Its Next Target Beyond Pluto - from 100 Million Miles Away

August 29, 2018

Space.com:
Approaching (But Non-Scary) Asteroid 2016 NF23 Captured in New Photo

Patch:
Fireball Meteor Lights Up Missouri Sky

Space.com:
China Just Set New National Launch Record While Putting Up Two More Beidou Navigation Satellites

Space.com:
US Military Aims to Launch Cheap New 'Blackjack' Spy Satellites in 2021

Space.com:
Will Mars Rover Opportunity Survive Monster Dust Storm? It's Still Too Soon to Tell

Space.com:
How Old Is Asteroid Itokawa? Scientists Say They Finally Know

August 28, 2018

Space.com:
SpaceX's 1st 'Block 5' Rocket: A Tale of 2 Launches

Space.com:
Meet Mr. Steven, SpaceX's Rocket Nose-Cone-Catching Boat

Space.com:
How Do You Build on the Moon? Start with Lunar Dust

Space.com:
Why Jupiter's Rapid Growth Spurt Was Delayed for Millions of Years

Space.com:
Dione: Saturn's Turned-Around Moon

August 27, 2018

Space.com:
SpaceX's New Astronaut Walkway Represents a Step Toward Crewed Flight

Space.com:
China's Sending a Probe to the Moon's Far Side. Here's Where It Will Land

Space.com:
Asteroid-Sampling NASA Probe Gets 1st Look at Its Target (Photo)

Space.com:
OSIRIS-REx: Bringing Home Pieces of an Asteroid

Space News:
Kepler spacecraft back in safe mode as fuel runs low

Space.com:
NASA's Prolific Planet-Hunting Kepler Space Telescope Goes Back to Sleep

Space.com:
Opportunity: Longest-Running Mars Rover

Space.com:
Asteroid Billiards: This Wild Idea to Protect Earth Just Might Work

WEEKEND EDITION: August 24, 2018 through August 26, 2018

Space.com:
US Air Force Zooms Ahead on 2 New Hypersonic Weapons Plans

Space.com:
Sputnik: The Space Race's Opening Shot

Space.com:
Project Mercury: America's 1st Manned Space Program

August 23, 2018

Space.com:
Tennis in Space, Anyone? Astronauts Have a Ball During Historic Match

Outer Places:
NASA's OSIRIS-REx Probe Is About To Hitch A Ride On An Asteroid

Outer Places:
NASA's InSight Probe Took A Selfie After Passing The Halfway Point To Mars

Spaceflight Now:
Engineers still hopeful Mars rover will wake up after dust storm

Space.com:
Why We Can't Depend on Robots to Find Life on Mars

August 22, 2018

History.com:
Why Mysterious Green Fireballs Worried the U.S. Government in 1948

History.com:
This Scoutmaster Had a Run-in with a UFO. The Kids Saw it Too.

Space.com:
Gotcha! US Air Force's Secretive X-37B Space Plane Spotted by Satellite Tracker

Space.com:
NASA's Orion Spacecraft Gets Heat Shield for Daring Test Flight to the Moon

Space.com:
Get an Up-Close Look at Boeing's New CST-100 Starliner Spaceship (Photos)

Space.com:
Photo Tour: Inside Boeing's CST-100 Starliner Spaceship Hangar

Space.com:
Water Ice Confirmed on the Surface of the Moon for the 1st Time!

Spaceflight Insider:
InSight lander passes halfway mark on journey to Mars

August 21, 2018

Space.com:
A 'Fireball' 40 Times Brighter Than the Moon Shoots Across Alabama Skies

Spaceflight Insider:
Russian spacewalk runs into overtime during 'Icarus' experiment installation

Spaceflight Insider:
InSight lander passes halfway mark on journey to Mars

Space.com:
Stratolaunch Unveils New Rockets, Space Plane to Launch from World's Largest Airplane

Space.com:
NASA's InSight Mars Lander Snaps a Selfie at Halfway Mark to Red Planet

Space.com:
NASA Spacecraft Begins Final Approach to Big Asteroid Bennu

August 20, 2018

News.com Australia:
The mass UFO sighting that terrified city residents

Spaceflight Now:
SpaceX's astronaut walkway installed on Florida launch pad

Space.com:
NASA Solar Probe Hits 1st Deep-Space Milestones On Its Way to the Sun

Spaceflight Now:
First milestones accomplished on NASA's newly-launched Parker Solar Probe

Space.com:
This NASA Video of the Moon's Lunar Landmarks Is Simply Amazing

Space.com:
'Foreign Object' on Mars Spotted by Curiosity Rover Is Just a Rock (Photo)

Space.com:
Water on Mars: Exploration & Evidence

Space.com:
NASA's Opportunity Rover on Mars Still Silent 2 Months into Epic Dust Storm

Space.com:
Will We Ever Stop Using Rockets to Get to Space?

WEEKEND EDITION: August 17, 2018 through August 19, 2018

Popular Mechanics:
Is Russia's Mysterious New Satellite a Space Weapon?

Drive - The War Zone:
Russia Has Four Potential "Killer Satellites" In Orbit, At Least That We Know About

We Are The Mighty:
The Soviet spies who stole NASA's Space Shuttle

Hackaday:
Salyut: How We Learned To Make Space Stations

National Geographic:
The Forgotten Soviet Space Shuttle Could Fly Itself

CNN:
Giant flying machines: 10 of the world's largest aircraft

US News & World Report:
Rocket City, Alabama: Space History and an Eye on the Future

Mental Floss:
The Secret Cold War History of the Missile That Launched America's First Satellite

ABC News:
PHOTOS: Celebrating 60 years of NASA

KFOR-TV:
Historic Gemini VI spacecraft moved to Oklahoma museum

Space.com:
Building Apollo: Photos from Moonshot History

Smithsonian Magazine:
These Rare NASA Photos Were Saved From the Trash

History.com:
10 Things You May Not Know About the Apollo Program

Washington Post:
'We shall return': Eugene Cernan was the last man to walk on the moon. There was no return.

We Are The Mighty:
The Soviets were the first to put a flag on the moon - not the US

History.com:
The 5 Deadliest Disasters of the Space Race

Discover Magazine:
Nazis And Dead Dogs: Spaceflight Before The Space Race

Interesting Engineering:
Buzz Aldrin: Life and Career of One of the First Men Who Walked on the Moon

The New Yorker:
Virgin Galactic's Rocket Man

Forbes:
This Is The Story Of How America Once Thought About Nuking The Moon

August 16, 2018

History.com:
Mysterious UFOs Seen by WWII Airman Still Unexplained

Space.com:
Mysterious X-37B Military Space Plane Nears 1 Year in Orbit

Space.com:
Space Weapon? US Calls Out Russian Satellite's 'Very Abnormal Behavior'

Space News:
Pioneering Chang'e-4 lunar far side landing mission to launch in December

Spaceflight Now:
Spacewalkers toss nanosatellites into orbit, hook up bird migration monitor

Space.com:
Spacewalking Cosmonauts Toss Tiny Satellites From Space Station

Space News:
NASA says RS-25 engine test a success despite ending early

Space.com:
Earth Has 'Minimoons,' and They May Solve Asteroid Mysteries

Spacelfight Insider:
Pluto's Earth-like glaciers puzzle scientists

August 15, 2018

C|Net:
Asteroid discovered after it makes the closest flyby of the year

Universe Today:
The Sun is Actually One of the Most Difficult Places to Reach in the Solar System. Here's how the Parker Solar Probe Will Do It

Space.com:
A Fireball and a Wall of Sound: What NASA's Epic Solar Probe Launch Felt Like

Space.com:
In Photos: A Behind-the-Scenes Look at SpaceX's Crew Dragon Spaceship

Space.com:
In Photos: Juno's Amazing Views of Jupiter

Space.com:
Billowy Bands Wrap Around Jupiter As Its Magnetic Field and Jet Streams Play

Space.com:
Callisto: Facts About Jupiter's (Not So) Dead Moon

Space.com:
Io: Facts about Jupiter's Volcanic Moon

August 14, 2018

History.com:
Two Pilots Saw a UFO. Why Did the Air Force Destroy the Report?

London Times:
Is the US government hiding UFOs in a Las Vegas hangar?

Spaceflight Now:
NASA signs off on SpaceX's "load-and-go" procedure for crew launches

Space News:
Small satellite sector grapples with cybersecurity requirements, cost

Space News:
"No encryption, no fly" rule proposed for smallsats

Space.com:
NASA's Parker Solar Probe Is Headed to the Sun. So, What's Next?

Space.com:
Parker Solar Probe: Mission to Touch the Sun

Space.com:
Meteorite Bombardment Likely Created the Oldest Rocks on Earth

August 13, 2018

Spaceflight Now:
NASA launches Parker Solar Probe on historic mission

Space News:
NASA launches Parker Solar Probe mission to study the sun up close

Space.com:
NASA Launches Daring Solar Probe Mission to Kiss the Sun

Spaceflight Insider:
Thundering toward light: NASA's Parker Solar Probe begins journey to Sun

Space.com:
NASA's Parker Solar Probe Mission to the Sun Explained (Infographic)

Space.com:
Launch Photos! NASA's Parker Solar Probe Blasts Off to Touch the Sun

Universe Today:
As the Martian Dust Storm Subsides, There's Still No Word From Opportunity

WEEKEND EDITION: August 10, 2018 through August 12, 2018

Space.com:
China Just Tested a Hypersonic Weapon That Could Launch Nukes at 6 Times the Speed of Sound

The Aviationist:
Take A Look At This Amazing Video Of a B-1B Lancer Night Afterburner Takeoff and Spiral Climb

Drive - The War Zone:
New Video Of F-117s Flying Out Of Tonopah Emerges Despite Their Fates Being Sealed

Drive - The War Zone:
Listen To This Highly Interesting Radio Recording Of The F-117's Latest Flight Over Nevada

The Aviationist:
Let's Talk About The Sightings Of F-117 Stealth Jets Flying Over Nevada Few Days Ago

The Aviationist:
The Stunning Aerial Cinematography of JET PILOT

Hackaday:
Radar in Space: The Gemini Rendezvous Radar

Space Review:
Anywhere but in the water

Space Review:
Self-defense in space: protecting Russian spacecraft from ASAT attacks

Popular Mechanics:
The Oral History of Apollo 11

August 9, 2018

History.com:
The Unsolved Mystery of the Lubbock Lights UFO Sightings

Live Science:
This Meteor 'Exploded' Over Greenland, But Nobody Saw It. Here's Why It Matters.

Outer Places:
NASA Will Fly Closer To The Sun Than Ever Before With A Probe Launching This Week

Outer Places:
Not Quite Kryptonite: Previously Unknown Alien Mineral Discovered Inside Russia's Uakit Meteorite

Space.com:
Space Rock in the Crosshairs! Japanese Probe Snaps Close-Up Images of Asteroid Ryugu

Space.com:
Comet's Exotic Terrain Stars in Close-Up View from the Rosetta Probe

Outer Places:
Rogue Mega-Planet With A Supercharged Magnetic Field And Vicious Auroras Discovered Just Twenty Light Years Away

August 8, 2018

News.com Australia:
Audio reveals creepy details of Australian UFO mystery

Space.com:
SpaceX Re-Launches 'Block 5' Rocket for 1st Time, Nails Landing Again

Spaceflight Insider:
1st reflown Block 5 Falcon 9 sends 'Merah Putih' into orbit

Space.com:
Should the Moon Be Quarantined?

Space.com:
That Newfound Mineral Isn't Harder Than Diamond - But It Is from Space

Space.com:
This Unusual Meteorite Flew Around in Space Before Earth Was Born

August 7, 2018

America Magazine:
Close Encounters: A priest and a mysterious U.F.O. sighting

Space.com:
Fireball Explodes Over Greenland Near US Military Base

ABC Australia:
Meteor streaking across the sky over NSW, Victoria captured by dashcam

Spaceflight Now:
SpaceX set to re-fly first Falcon 9 Block 5 booster Tuesday

Spaceflight Insider:
First major piece of NASA's Space Launch System assembled

Space.com:
Take a Walk Through SpaceX's Crew Dragon Spaceship

Space.com:
How Boeing's Commercial CST-100 Starliner Spacecraft Works

Space.com:
Boeing's CST-100 Starliner: A 21st Century Space Capsule in Photos

August 6, 2018

New York Times:
A Radar Blip, a Flash of Light: How U.F.O.s 'Exploded' Into Public View

Space.com:
In Just One Week, NASA Will Launch a Spacecraft to 'Touch the Sun'

Spaceflight Insider:
SpaceX's CRS-15 Dragon splashes down in Pacific

Space.com:
Splashdown! SpaceX Cargo Spacecraft Returns to Earth

Popular Mechanics:
NASA Announces Astronauts to Fly on SpaceX and Boeing Spacecraft

Popular Mechanics:
Death Star: The ISS Doesn't Have a Way to Crash Safely

WEEKEND EDITION: August 4, 2018 through August 5, 2018

Space.com:
String Theory May Create Far Fewer Universes Than Thought

Popular Mechanics:
Robots Can Be Pretty Convincing When They Ask You Not to Shut Them Down

Popular Mechanics:
This Robot Centaur May Be the Future of Search-and-Rescues

Popular Mechanics:
We've Been Wrong Before: The Expanding Earth Theory

Popular Mechanics:
The Hope Diamond Formed At The Bottom of The Ocean

Smithsonian Magazine:
The Real Science Behind the Megalodon

The History Blog:
Farmer wins big on gilded horse head

The History Blog:
Rare dog sarcophagus rescued from museum pound

BBC History Extra:
How King Henry I made and blew a fortune

The History Blog:
Rare seal of Byzantine empress found in Bulgaria

History.com:
Was the Colonies' First Death Penalty Handed to a Mutineer or Spy?

The History Blog:
Cache of 18th c. rockets found in India

History.com:
Bermuda Triangle Mystery: What Happened to the USS Cyclops?

Smithsonian Magazine:
The Botulism Outbreak That Gave Rise to America's Food Safety System

Smithsonian Magazine:
The Massacre of Black Sharecroppers That Led the Supreme Court to Curb the Racial Disparities of the Justice System

History.com:
The Scopes 'Monkey' Trial Pitted Science Against Religion: Watch Rare Footage

BBC History Extra:
Remembering the Kindertransport

BBC History Extra:
When women flew Spitfires

BBC History Extra:
6 Battle of Britain myths

Flashbak:
1950s American Vacations In Kodachrome

History.com:
People Have Been Chasing Bigfoot for 60 Years - Here's How It Began

Flashbak:
Breaking News: Fascinating Original Reporting Of The JFK Murder

Smithsonian Magazine:
New York Public Library Acquires Unpublished Chapter of Malcolm X's Autobiography

Smithsonian Magazine:
These Images From 1968 Capture an America in Violent Flux

August 3, 2018

Space.com:
SpaceX's Dragon: First Private Spacecraft to Reach Space Station

Space.com:
Boeing CST-100 Starliner: Next-Generation Spaceship

Air & Space Magazine:
A Feared Nazi Night Fighter Is Being Restored 70 Years Later

Air & Space Magazine:
A Double-Headed Mustang Flies Again

Air & Space Magazine:
The First Jet Pilots

Space.com:
Michael Collins, Apollo 11 Command Module Pilot

August 2, 2018

Space.com:
Boeing Delays Starliner Uncrewed Test Flight After Abort Engine Test Problem

Spaceflight Now:
Boeing delays crew capsule test flights after abort engine problem

Space News:
NASA confirms delays in Boeing and SpaceX commercial crew flights

Space.com:
1st Crewed Flights of Private Space Taxis Slip to 2019

Space.com:
Watch Two Meteorites Hit the Moon!

Universe Today:
New Photos of Saturn and Mars from Hubble

August 1, 2018

Truro News:
Shag Harbour UFO incident still a distinct memory

Space News:
China completes 22nd launch this year with Gaofen-11, matches national record

Spaceflight Now:
Solar probe moves into launch position at Cape Canaveral

Space News:
Safety panel warns schedule for commercial crew test flights still uncertain

Spaceflight Insider:
Martian storm chasers: Spacecraft observe dust storm

Universe Today:
Uh oh, Mars Doesn't Have Enough Carbon Dioxide to be Terraformed

July 31, 2018

Space.com:
Alaska Launch Shrouded in Secrecy

Spaceflight Now:
Virgin Galactic's rocket plane climbs closer to space

Space.com:
Virgin Galactic's Space Plane Reaches New Heights (Video)

Space.com:
NASA's New Planet Hunter Begins Its Search for Alien Worlds

Spaceflight Now:
TESS's planet hunt begins

Spaceflight Insider:
Inside Opportunity: As dust storm continues to rage Oppy sleeps

Space.com:
The Massive Mars Dust Storm Is Starting to Die Down

Space.com:
Weird Volcanoes Are Erupting Across the Solar System

Space.com:
Happy Birthday, NASA! Space Agency Born 60 Years Ago

July 30, 2018

WTOP-TV:
WATCH: Former Pentagon official calls for big UFO reveal after secret investigation

News.com Australia:
Pilot's strange act before UFO sighting

ABC Australia:
Frederick Valentich disappearance: How UFO helped inspire The Kettering Incident

Chronicle-Herald:
Shag Harbour UFO incident still a distinct memory

Creswell Chronicle:
Region called BS on California papers' UFO stories in 1890s

Daily Express:
UFO alert: Letter to President Jefferson may be earliest recorded visit of ALIENS

Space.com:
SpaceX Lands Rocket in Harshest Conditions to Date and Attempts to Catch Fairing

Popular Mechanics:
Nearly All the Dust on Mars Comes From One Rock Formation

Space.com:
Scientists Identify Source of Mars Dust Currently Threatening Rover

Universe Today:
This Stunning Photo Shows the Martian Dust Storm as it was Just Getting Going

Outer Spaces:
The Milky Way Had A Sister Galaxy, But The Andromeda Galaxy Ate It

WEEKEND EDITION: July 28, 2018 through July 29, 2018

Daily Mail:
A glitch in Google Translate's AI is translating gibberish into doomsday warnings and prophecies about the second coming of Jesus

Popular Mechanics:
DARPA Is Hosting an Olympics for Tiny Robots

Popular Mechanics:
New 'Amazing Dragon' Dinosaur Upends What We Thought We Knew About Sauropods

Popular Mechanics:
New Spiky-Headed Armored Dinosaur Discovered in Utah Was Basically a Tank

Live Science:
Forgotten 'Dinosaur' Fossil Actually Belongs to a Weird, Hippo-Like Beast

Live Science:
Worms Frozen for 42,000 Years in Siberian Permafrost Wriggle to Life

The History Blog:
Neanderthals made fire

The History Blog:
Maya paintings found in Yucatan cave

Daily Mail:
Mystery of the Greek noblewoman buried in her gold jewelry 1,800 years ago: Archaeologists discover ancient grave of 'Neko' at Roman monument

History.com:
'Massive' Bones of Viking Descendants Found in an Italian Graveyard

History.com:
What Was Life Like in Jamestown?

History.com:
The Mysterious Slave Who Sparked Salem's Witch Hunt

The History Blog:
Cornplanter's tomahawk back at museum 70 years after theft

Daily Mail:
Jane Austen's first ever sale was to the Prince Regent: Newly-discovered receipt shows the future George IV bought Sense and Sensibility for 15 shillings in 1811

Daily Mail:
World's first ever computer manual which was written by Victorian woman 175 years ago is sold for nearly £100,000 - 20 times its expected price

History.com:
The Final Days of John Wilkes Booth

Daily Mail:
The mystery of The Scream's fiery sky solved: 'Mother-of-pearl' clouds inspired Edvard Munch's painting

History.com:
How a Wrong Turn Started World War I

History.com:
Lenin vs Stalin: Their Showdown Over the Birth of the USSR

Popular Mechanics:
The Hoover Dam Changed America - And It Might Do It Again

San Francisco Chronicle:
Dozens heard Amelia Earhart's final, chilling pleas for help, researchers say

History.com:
Hitler Sent a Secret Expedition to Antarctica in a Hunt for Margarine Fat

Popular Mechanics:
WWII P-38 Discovered Under 300 Feet of Ice in Greenland

History.com:
USS Indianapolis: Survivor Accounts From the Worst Naval Disaster in U.S. History

History.com:
The Diplomat Who Fought the Nazis and Saved Thousands of Jews During the Holocaust

History.com:
When Black Nurses Were Relegated to Care for German POWs

Daily Mail:
Harold Wilson's plan to bomb Radio Caroline: Documents reveal the government considered shelling the pirate station over fears it would broadcast slurs over his alleged affair

History.com:
The 1981 Lynching that Bankrupted an Alabama KKK

History.com:
The Sex Party-Loving Soviet Spy Who Infiltrated the CIA

July 27, 2018

Popular Mechanics:
Russia's New Rocket Project Might Resurrect a Soviet-Era Colossus

Space.com:
Makings of Moon Landing: 50 Years Ago, Apollo 11 Was One Year From 'Giant Leap'

Space.com:
Building Apollo: Photos from Moonshot History

Popular Mechanics:
See Outtake Photos From the 1969 Moon Landing

Space.com:
Album of the Year: The Apollo 11 Mission

July 26, 2018

Astrobiology Magazine:
Liquid water discovered on Mars

Wired:
Scientists Discover Evidence of the First Large Body of Liquid Water on Mars

Science Magazine:
Liquid water spied deep below polar ice cap on Mars

Los Angeles Times:
Scientists detect a body of liquid water beneath a Martian ice cap

Popular Science:
Mars has tons of newly discovered water in a 12-mile-wide reservoir

Popular Mechanics:
What Would Life on Mars Be Like?

July 25, 2018

Spaceflight Insider:
NASA's Parker Solar Probe mission slips 5 days

Space.com:
Canadian Astronaut Prepares to Launch After a Nine-Year Wait

Daily Mail:
Did life once thrive on the moon? Conditions to support simple organisms have existed TWICE since our nearest neighbour was formed four billion years ago, say experts

Space.com:
8 Cool Destinations That Future Mars Tourists Could Explore

Space.com:
See the Dramatic Increase in Near-Earth Asteroids NASA Has Discovered (Video)

July 24, 2018

History.com:
When a U.S. Fighter Pilot Got into a Dogfight with a UFO

History.com:
In 1952, the Flatwoods Monster Terrified 6 Kids, a Mom, a Dog - and the Nation

History.com:
The UFO Sightings That Launched 'Men in Black' Mythology

Space.com:
Boeing's Starliner launch abort engine suffers problem during testing

Space.com:
NASA Mission to 'Touch the Sun' Due to Launch in Early August

Outer Spaces:
Russia is Sending a Robot Crew to Space In 2019

Space.com:
Europa Lander May Not Have to Dig Deep to Find Signs of Life

Space.com:
The Milky Way Had a Big Sibling Long Ago - And Andromeda Ate It

July 23, 2018

Space.com:
SpaceX Launches Communications Satellite on 2nd-Ever Flight of New Rocket

Space.com:
As Opportunity Rover Sleeps, Other NASA Craft Study Mars' Raging Dust Storm

Space.com:
Happy Anniversary, Viking 1! What Early Landers Taught Us About Mars

Space.com:
Most Stars with Jupiters Have Giant Super-Earths

Space.com:
Wandering Star May Have Disrupted Outer Solar System's Order

WEEKEND EDITION: July 21, 2018 through July 22, 2018

Space.com:
Right Again, Einstein: Special Relativity Works Even in Ghostly High-Energy Neutrinos

Popular Mechanics:
Search-and-Rescue Bot Can Change Its Shape and Center of Gravity To Go Anywhere

Popular Mechanics:
Giant Iceberg Threatens Entire Greenland Village

Popular Mechanics:
Oldest Ever Baby Snake Discovered in Forest Amber

Daily Mail:
New species of armoured dinosaur discovered in Utah: Ancient reptile Akainacephalus johnsoni walked across the land bridge from Asia to north America 76 million years ago, archaeologists reveal

Daily Mail:
Dawn of the dingo: Iconic Australian dog was brought to the continent aboard Aboriginal ships 1,500 years later than first thought

Daily Mail:
Neanderthals COULD start fires: Ancient flint tools reveal the hominids created their own flames 50,000 years ago and didn't rely on wildfires

Daily Mail:
Humans reached North America 6,500 years EARLIER than first thought: Discovery of 150,000 'unique' stone tools suggest humans already lived on the continent 20,000 years ago

Popular Mechanics:
Archeologists Find World's Oldest Bread

Daily Mail:
A 2,000-year-old scroll has finally been decoded by experts and it's all about how sex-starved women become hysterical

Popular Mechanics:
The Oldest Building in All 50 States

July 20, 2018

Fine Books & Collections:
First Moonwalker Neil Armstrong's Private Collection to be Sold at Heritage Auctions

Popular Mechanics:
Watch Two Cape Canaveral Launch Towers Meet Their End

Space.com:
Mercury Redstone 4: Photos from Gus Grissom's Liberty Bell 7 Spaceflight

Space.com:
12 Cool Pieces of Space History You Can See in Russia (and Kazakhstan)

July 19, 2018

Spaceflight Now:
Falcon 9 rocket test-fired for weekend launch

Space.com:
Blue Origin's New Shepard Vehicle Aces Test of Crew-Escape Motor

Spaceflight Now:
Blue Origin performs high-altitude test of crew escape motor

Space.com:
Parachutes for NASA's Next Crewed Spaceship Pass Key Test (Photo)

Space.com:
Dazzling Views Show Saturn Moon Titan's Surface Like Never Before

Space.com:
Mars Curiosity: Facts and Information

July 18, 2018

Space.com:
Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin to Launch 'High-Altitude Escape Motor Test' Wednesday

Spaceflight Insider:
Iridium NEXT Flight Seven readied for launch atop SpaceX Falcon 9

Space.com:
UK Selects Scottish Spaceport Site

Spaceflight Now:
Scotland site selected as launch base for Lockheed Martin, Orbex

Universe Today:
NASA's Juno Mission Spots Another Possible Volcano on Jupiter's Moon Io

Popular Mechanics:
12 New Moons of Jupiter Discovered

July 17, 2018

Inverse:
Why a Crewed SpaceX or Boeing Spacecraft to the ISS by 2019 Is Unlikely

Spaceflight Insider:
Israeli company eyes Moon landing in early 2019

Space.com:
Mercury's Crust Might Be Thinner Than Anyone Thought

Space.com:
Geometry Helps Solve the Mystery of Mars' Water

Space.com:
Martian 'Ghost Dunes' Could Preserve Signs of Ancient Life

Spaceflight Insider:
Trio of observatories reveal rare double asteroid

Extreme Tech:
Researchers Discover Incredibly Rare Asteroid Binary in Near Earth Orbit

July 16, 2018

Reader's Digest:
9 UFO Sightings No One Can Explain

Space.com:
Cygnus Spacecraft Leaves the Space Station After Giving It an Orbital Boost

Spaceflight Now:
Cygnus cargo ship released from space station, heads for extended mission

Spaceflight Insider:
Northrop Grumman's OA-9 Cygnus leaves International Space Station

Spaceflight Now:
SpaceX's first space-worthy Crew Dragon capsule arrives at Cape Canaveral

Popular Mechanics:
Pluto Aligns with the Rest of the Solar System for the First Time in Nearly a Century

Space.com:
Celebrating 40 Years of Pluto's Largest Moon, Charon

Popular Mechanics:
These Maps of Pluto and Its Moon Charon Are the Most Detailed Ever Made

WEEKEND EDITION: July 14, 2018 through July 15, 2018

Radio Times:
How Doctor Who, Star Trek and Stranger Things are making a major scientific error about alternate realities

Physics World:
Time examined and time experienced

BBC News:
'We can build a real time machine'

Forbes:
Machine Learning Vs. Artificial Intelligence: How Are They Different?

Futurism:
DeepMind Created a Test to Measure an AI's Ability to Reason

Daily Mail:
AI-powered robot mimics ANY action after watching a person do it just once, paving the way for machines to learn new skills in the same way as humans

Curbed:
Meet the sun-chasing robot with a plant on its back

Daily Mail:
The 'blind' robot cheetah that can feel its way around almost any obstacle

Live Science:
Discovery of 'First Giant' Dinosaur Is a Huge Evolutionary Finding

Bend Bulletin:
Long-knecked, elephant-sized dinosaur highlights dino diversity

The Atlantic:
The Smithsonian Had To Dig Up Their Dinosaurs Again

Gizmodo:
Origin Mystery of Ancient Rhino-Like Mammal Solved By 55-Million-Year-Old Fossil

The History Blog:
French farmer finds first Pyrenean mastodon skull

The Scientist:
Original North American Dogs Descended From Siberian Populations

Audubon Magazine:
These Century-Old Photos Inspired Some of the West's First Bird Refuges

National Geographic:
Crows Are Always Jerks to Ravens, Research Confirms

JStor:
The Busy, Beneficial Beaver

Daily Mail:
Ancient human ancestors who lived more than three MILLION years ago already walked upright on two feet (but their children spent more time in the trees than adults)

Popular Mechanics:
Chinese Cave Tools Point To Earliest Known Human Migration

Daily Mail:
4,500-year-old 'paramilitary kitchens' used by pyramid builders for brewing and breadmaking found near Giza

The Guardian:
Ancient find may be earliest extract of epic Homer poem Odyssey

JStor:
The Medieval Castle That Pranked Its Visitors

BBC History Extra:
7 things you (probably) didn't know about Elizabeth I

History.com:
Why Peter the Great Tortured and Killed His Own Son

The History Blog:
Rare 1745 portrait donated to Colonial Williamsburg

History.com:
Why 'Liberty Trees' Became an Obsession After the Revolutionary War

BBC History Extra:
Fighting for freedom: the storming of the Bastille and the French Revolution

History.com:
Burr's Political Legacy Died in the Duel with Hamilton

History.com:
The Women's Suffrage Movement Started with a Tea Party

Stuff NZ:
Researchers say they know where NZ's lost pink and white terraces were

Forbes:
Nikola Tesla's Third Greatest Invention: The First Drone

JStor:
The Camouflage That Dazzled

Smithsonian Magazine:
When a Bavarian Monastery Provided a Home to Jewish Refugees

Smithsonian Magazine:
This Cold War-Era Publishing House Wanted To Share American Values With the World

Daily Mail:
Laboratory releases hundreds of never-before-seen nuclear test films taken at the height of the Cold War at top-secret US testing grounds

History.com:
JFK Was Completely Unprepared For His Summit with Khrushchev

History.com:
When France Pulled the Plug on a Crucial Part of NATO

New York Times:
How Smart TVs in Millions of U.S. Homes Track More Than What's On Tonight

Atlas Obscura:
Why Are There Palm Trees in Los Angeles?

Atlas Obscura:
How Deaf Children in Nicaragua Created a New Language

July 13, 2018

Popular Science:
Meet China's growing fleet of automated delivery drones

Popular Mechanics:
'Dragon' Drone Can Twist and Change Shape in Midair

Space.com:
Restoration Begins on NASA's Last Flight-Configured Saturn IB Rocket

Space.com:
Skylab: First U.S. Space Station

Popular Mechanics:
12 Rockets Launches That Didn't Quite Go as Planned

Forbes:
Remembering Robert Lawrence, The First African-American Astronaut

July 12, 2018

C|Net:
Two asteroids zipped by Earth hours before anyone noticed

Space.com:
NASA May Have Discovered and Then Destroyed Organics on Mars in 1976

Space.com:
Israel Aims to Launch Moon Lander in December

Spaceflight Now:
U.S. cargo craft tests reboost capability at International Space Station

Space.com:
Engine for DARPA's New Military Space Plane Aces Record-Breaking Test

Spaceflight Now:
SpaceX could try to land rocket in California later this year

Space.com:
Crew Dragon Completes Thermal Vacuum Tests Ahead of First Test Flight

Spaceflight Insider:
Crew Dragon undergoes more tests as it progresses to operational readiness

Space.com:
Engine for US Military's New Space Plane Fires Up in 10-Day Test

Space.com:
Friday the 13th Eclipse Visible to Lucky Few

July 11, 2018

The Conversation:
Are we alone? The question is worthy of serious scientific study

Space News:
China claims progress in new landing technology for crewed spacecraft, Mars landings

Space.com:
China Reveals Details for Super-Heavy-Lift Long March 9 and Reusable Long March 8 Rockets

Space.com:
Virgin Orbit Wins FAA License for First LauncherOne Mission

Space.com:
Mars 2020 Rover Team Adds 4th Candidate to Landing-Site List

Space.com:
Life on Mars Could Have Gotten an Early Start, 'Black Beauty' Meteorite Suggests

July 10, 2018

Global News Canada:
Cousteau family members to investigate Nova Scotia's Shag Harbour UFO incident

Outer Spaces:
UFO In Flight? A Fireball With a Weird Trajectory Lit Up The Sky Over The Midwest Yesterday

Bring Me the MN News:
Fireball in the sky causes UFO hysteria in Minnesota

WMAQ-TV:
Fireball Lights Up Night Sky Over Illinois, 8 Other States

WOWT-TV:
Meteor streaks across metro sky

Des Moines Register:
Did you see a meteor over Iowa last night? Hundreds of eastern Iowans did.

Spaceflight Insider:
Russian Progress MS-09 spacecraft reaches International Space Station in record time

Space.com:
Russian Cargo Ship Sets New Record for Fastest Trip to Space Station

Spaceflight Now:
Progress freighter completes fastest-ever trip to International Space Station

Space.com:
NASA Spacecraft Refines Course Toward Big Asteroid Bennu

Spaceflight Now:
Scientists thrilled with closer views of Ceres' famous salty crater

Space.com:
How Stratospheric Life Is Teaching Us About the Possibility of Extreme Life on Other Worlds

July 9, 2018

Berkshire Eagle:
This Story in History - From the July 7, 1947, Eagle 'Saucers' seen here but reports debunked

Times Live South Africa:
Meteorite found after fireball seen over South Africa

Space.com:
Traces of 'Sonic Boom' Meteorites Found on Ocean Floor

Spaceflight Now:
Russian cargo ship to try fast-track rendezvous with space station

Spaceflight Insider:
Progress MS-09 set for fast-track rendezvous with ISS

Space.com:
Watch SpaceX's Dragon Ship for Astronauts Ace a Parachute Abort Test

Space.com:
The End Is Nigh for NASA's Planet-Hunting Kepler Space Telescope

Popular Science:
200,000 asteroids trace their origins to just a handful of obliterated parents

INDEPENDENCE DAY LONG-WEEKEND EDITION:
July 4, 2018 through July 8, 2018


Scientific American:
Will Science Ever Solve the Mysteries of Consciousness, Free Will and God?

Outer Places:
'The Big Rip:' Here's What it Could Mean if the Universe is Tearing Itself Apart

Popular Science:
This is what it's like to speak with Google's reservation-making AI service

IEEE Spectrum:
Honda Halts Asimo Development in Favor of More Useful Humanoid Robots

IEEE Spectrum:
Asimo Still Improving Its Hopping and Jogging Skills

Daily Mail:
Walt Disney is developing humanoid 'stuntbots' to take over from actors in films and theme parks during dangerous stunts

Popular Science:
Power-multiplying exoskeletons are slimming down for use on the battlefield

Popular Mechanics:
The Bedrock Below West Antarctica Is Rising Shockingly Fast

Stuff NZ:
Taranaki probably the NZ volcano most at risk of large eruption in next 50 years

Forbes:
Scientists Fear 'Slow Earthquakes' Will Lead To The Next Big California Quake

Live Science:
Hottest Night in Recorded History Just Logged in Oman

Forbes:
'It's Almost Like Another Planet' - Coldest Temperature On Earth Recorded In Antarctica

New York Times:
Magnetic Sense Helps Billions of Moths on an Australian Migration

Live Science:
Chernobyl's Radioactive 'Wildlife Preserve' Spawns Growing Wolf Population

Live Science:
Human Sacrifices Surround Ancient Mesopotamian Tomb

Live Science:
Two 4,500-Year-Old Homes Found Near Giza Pyramids

Daily Mail:
Oldest evidence of animal dentistry is unearthed in Mongolian horse remains, proving vets have been relieving pain for over 3,000 years

The History Blog:
Bronze hand from Jupiter shrine found at Vindolanda

Atlas Obscura:
The Board Game at the Heart of Viking Culture

The History Blog:
Reward offered for Moundville artifacts stolen 40 years ago

The History Blog:
Aztec temple under supermarket opens to public

The History Blog:
Ghent Altarpiece Mystic Lamb is mystical again

The History Blog:
Rubens portrait rediscovered in South Africa

History.com:
Did a Snowball Fight Start the American Revolution?

History.com:
Caesar Who? The Founding Father You've Probably Never Heard Of

History.com:
Why Was the Declaration of Independence Written?

Popular Mechanics:
The Science of Saving the Declaration of Independence

Daily Mail:
Rare copy of the US Declaration of Independence is found in a British archive among papers of an aristocrat who supported the rebels

History.com:
The Louisiana Purchase Was Driven by a Slave Rebellion

History.com:
Two Presidents Died on the Same July 4: Coincidence or Something More?

The History Blog:
Gold watch from Pulaski wreck stopped at crucial moment

History.com:
An All-Woman Confederate Militia Guarded Their Georgia Hometown

ABC News:
Frederick Douglass' July 4 speeches trace American history

History.com:
Caroline Weldon: A White Woman's Doomed Effort to Save Sitting Bull

History.com:
41 Has A Secret Meaning in Mexico, Thanks to a Queer Underground Ball

History.com:
The Deadly Speedboat Shooting That Spurred an End to Prohibition

Daily Mail:
The haunting trench art of a WWI prisoner of war: Romantic scene carved into a metal canteen 100 years ago reveals the 'deep longing' of a Russian soldier held captive in Poland

History.com:
The U.S. Raised the Iwo Jima Flag, then Occupied the Islands for 23 Years

History.com:
Why the Berlin Airlift Was the First Major Battle of the Cold War

Flashbak:
Samuel Beckett Doodles Charlie Chaplin and James Joyce on his Manuscripts

Flashbak:
Christine Keeler, Georgie Fame and the Flamingo All-Nighter in Wardour Street

Flashbak:
Highlights From An Historic Clip Art Collection

Forbes:
5 Little-Known Nuggets From Kubrick And Clarke's '2001: A Space Odyssey'

Popular Science:
How to find your way out of the woods without tools - or your phone

Popular Mechanics:
America's Best National Parks for Camping

July 3, 2018

Popular Mechanics:
70 Years and Counting, the UFO Phenomenon Is as Mysterious As Ever

Daily Mirror:
The truth is out there: The five most convincing UFO sightings ever

CBC Canada:
2 of Canada's famous unsolved UFO mysteries

KLAS-TV:
I-Team Exclusive: Nevada senator fought to save secret UFO program

Popular Science:
Our first contact with aliens might be with their robots

Longview Daily News:
Scientists hunt for parts of a massive meteor that splashed down off Washington

Spaceflight Now:
Dragon capsule reaches space station with three tons of cargo

Spaceflight Insider:
CRS-15 Dragon brings science experiments, artificial intelligence to ISS

Space.com:
Virgin Orbit Gears Up for Captive Carry Test Flight

The Atlantic:
When a Mars Simulation Goes Wrong

Space.com:
Mars Looks Super Creepy Thanks to a Massive Dust Storm

Daily Mail:
Up close to a dwarf planet: NASA's Dawn probe reveals stunning new images of the 'otherworldly beauty' of Ceres and its mysterious 'glowing' craters

Popular Mechanics:
We Might Finally Know What Smacked Uranus Sideways

Popular Mechanics:
The First Picture of a Newborn Planet

Popular Mechanics:
Study Shows Exoplanet Has a Stable Axis Just Like Earth

Popular Science:
How to tell an asteroid from a comet, even when its from outside our solar system

Space.com:
The Greatest Asteroid Encounters of All Time!

July 2, 2018

Sunday Express:
Operation UFO: Britain's race to beat Russia to alien weapons REVEALED in secret files

Bloody Disgusting:
Let's Examine the Real-Life UFO Encounter That Inspired 'Critters'

Spaceflight Insider:
Swan song: Final SpaceX Block 4 Falcon 9 launches CRS-15 cargo mission

Space.com:
SpaceX Launches Used Dragon Cargo Ship to Space Station, Flexing Reusability Muscles

Spaceflight Now:
SpaceX launches AI-enabled robot companion, vegetation monitor to space station

Space.com:
In Photos: SpaceX's Dazzling Dragon Launch to Space Station on CRS-15

Space.com:
See the 'Space Jellyfish' and Other Jaw-Dropping Views from SpaceX's Dragon Launch

Space.com:
Meet CIMON, the 1st Robot with Artificial Intelligence to Fly in Space

Spaceflight Insider:
Inside Opportunity: 'Oppy' fights for its life in massive Martian dust storm

Space.com:
Mars Is Closest to Earth Since 2003 This Month (There's a Long Blood Moon Eclipse, Too)!

June 29, 2018

Popular Mechanics:
How Boeing's Hypersonic Passenger Plane Concept Works

The Aviationist:
Heroism: How a Young U.S. Air Force B-1B Bomber Crew Saved an Aircraft and Crew Lives

Spaceflight History:
Lunar Viking (1970)

Space Review:
Keep dreaming, young lady, keep dreaming

San Diego Union-Tribune:
From the Archives June 17, 1963: First woman in space

New York Times:
Constance Adams, Architect of Space Habitats, Is Dead at 53

Astronomy Magazine:
The story of the Apollo sextant

June 28, 2018

Spaceflight Insider:
CRS-15 resupply mission sending artificial intelligence, diverse science to ISS

Space.com:
Asteroid Arrival! Japanese Probe Reaches 'Spinning-Top' Space Rock Ryugu

Spaceflight Now:
Rocket Lab's first commercial launch scrubbed again

Space.com:
NASA Delays Launch of James Webb Space Telescope Again - This Time to 2021

Space.com:
This Is SpaceX's 1st Crewed Dragon Spaceship Destined for Space

Space.com:
Saturn Moon Enceladus Is First Alien 'Water World' with Complex Organics

Outer Places:
Indian Space Agency Discovers Massive Exoplanet Where Years Last Just 19 Days

Space.com:
Interstellar Visitor 'Oumuamua Is a Comet After All

June 27, 2018

Engineering News-Record:
A Historic UFO Sighting, A Covered Bridge and an Earthly Dispute

Daily Mail:
An asteroid four times bigger than the UK is now so close to Earth that it's visible to the naked eye: Here's how to see it

Japan Times:
After 3.2 billion-kilometer journey, Japan's Hayabusa2 space explorer arrives on asteroid to retrieve samples

Space.com:
Technical Glitch Again Delays 1st Commercial Launch of Rocket Lab's Electron Booster

Space.com:
Blood Moon 2018: Longest Total Lunar Eclipse of Century Occurs July 27

June 26, 2018

Space.com:
No, China's Tiangong-2 Space Lab (Probably) Isn't About to Fall to Earth

Space.com:
A Japanese Probe Is Closing in on an Asteroid 180 Million Miles from Earth

Space.com:
Hayabusa2: Japan's 2nd Asteroid Sample Mission

Daily Mail:
Rosetta's kamikaze crash into a comet revealed: Final images from the probe reveals its last moments

Smithsonian Magazine:
How Jupiter May Have Gifted Early Earth With Water

June 25, 2018

EarthSky:
An asteroid exploded over Russia this week

Daily Mail:
Photographer captures the amazing moment a green fireball appears in the sky beside the moon and Venus in jaw-dropping image caught 'by cosmic chance'

Outer Places:
The International Space Station Released a Satellite Which Harpoons Space Junk For Its First Field Test

Spaceflight Now:
SpaceX test-fires reused rocket in preparation for space station cargo mission

Outer Places:
SpaceX Will Send a New Robotic Hand Up to the International Space Station

Space.com:
Tracking System Glitch Delays Rocket Lab's 1st Commercial Electron Launch

Live Science:
Mars Will Soon 'Reverse Its Course' in the Sky

WEEKEND EDITION: June 23, 2018 through June 24, 2018

Scientific American:
Einstein's Greatest Theory Validated on a Galactic Scale

Space.com:
Relativity: The Thought Experiments Behind Einstein's Theory

IEEE Spectrum:
Flying Dragon Robot Transforms Itself to Squeeze Through Gaps

Forbes:
Lava From Kilauea's Eruption In Hawaii Is Flowing Faster Than You Can Run

Space.com:
Did Plate Tectonics Set the Stage for Life on Earth?

Daily Mail:
Strange half-a-billion-year-old balloon-shaped creature that doesn't fit into the tree of life is discovered in China

Daily Mail:
Scientists discover ancient lizard that hunted the shallow waters around Italy 75 million years ago

Daily Mail:
T. Rex couldn't stick its tongue out: Experts find the killer dinosaurs had a mouth like an alligator (but say it could still have ripped you to shreds)

Daily Mail:
Long-lost giant panda relative is found from DNA taken from a 22,000-year-old fossilised skull unearthed in a Chinese cave

Daily Mail:
Jawbone unearthed in a Spanish cave that is almost 1 MILLION years old is the oldest fossil of a human species ever found in Western Europe

Daily Mail:
Mystery of Scotland's strangely shaped stone balls: Archaeologists bewildered by 5,000-year-old carved objects

Daily Mail:
Story of Ashurbanipal, the 'greatest king you've never heard of', will be showcased at the British museum alongside hundreds of 7th century Assyrian treasures

Atlas Obscura:
Found: An Untouched 2,000-Year-Old City in Albania

Ancient Origins:
Silver cups from ancient Peruvian civilization change Chachapoya history

The History Blog:
YouTube masterclass on the Cosmati pavement

Mental Floss:
The Enduring Mystery of the Ghent Altarpiece, the World's Most-Stolen Painting

The History Blog:
Chinese vase carried in a shoebox to huge payday

The History Blog:
Monumental Tiepolo back on display after 4-year restoration

The Guardian:
Lord Nelson's watch expected to fetch up to £450,000 at Sotheby's

Atlas Obscura:
Sold: Napoleon's Hat, Salvaged From the Waterloo Battlefield

JStor:
Did North America's Longest Painting Inspire Moby-Dick?

Atlas Obscura:
The Ornate Ice Cream Saloons That Served Unchaperoned Women

Smithsonian Magazine:
The Hammond Train Wreck of 1918 Killed Scores of Circus Performers

History.com:
How Apples Became a Weapon Against the Great Depression

Timeline:
This was the only refugee camp in America for Jews fleeing the Nazis

Timeline:
She was one of the first black women to host a television show

Flashbak:
Sixty Years Ago the London Hippodrome Became the Talk of the Town

Daily Mail:
Inside America's Armageddon bunkers: Pictures show the once secret doomsday hideouts built to withstand a nuclear apocalypse

Flashbak:
Sixty Years Ago the London Hippodrome Became the Talk of the Town

Flashbak:
The Futuro House: Spaceship Living On Earth (1965)

History.com:
The Gay 'Sip-In' that Drew from the Civil Rights Movement to Fight Discrimination

New York Times:
Koko the Gorilla, Who Used Sign Language and Befriended Mr. Rogers, Dies at 46

Los Angeles Times:
What it's like to be interviewed for a job by Koko the gorilla: 'She had a lot to say'

The New Yorker:
Remembering Koko, a Gorilla We Loved

National Geographic:
Why Koko the Gorilla Mattered

June 22, 2018

Air & Space Magazine:
RAF 100

Air & Space Magazine:
Cairo to Baghdad in 1921

Air & Space Magazine:
Inside a Soviet ICBM Silo

Discover Magazine:
In Russia's Space Graveyard, Locals Scavenge Fallen Spacecraft for Profit

Popular Mechanics:
The Soviet Laser Space Pistol, Revealed

Popular Science:
The proposed Space Force isn't the first time the United States has tried to militarize space

June 21, 2018

Spaceflight Insider:
RemoveDEBRIS launched from ISS to test ways to combat space junk

Space News:
China appears to be preparing to deorbit its Tiangong-2 space lab

Space.com:
Apollo Moon Rock Rediscovered in Cambodia Debuts on Display

Astrobiology Magazine:
Long suspected theory about the moon holds water

Space.com:
Why Does Venus Spin So Weirdly?

Outer Places:
Venus' Atmosphere is So Extreme That It Can Alter the Length of the Planet's Day

Daily Mail:
Is Curiosity in danger now, too? Shocking photo captured by the rover shows how dust has blanketed Mars' atmosphere as storm expands to circle the ENTIRE planet (and there's still no word from Opportunity)

Daily Mail:
The incredible blue dunes on the red planet: NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter reveal strange sand patterns

Outer Places:
Mars Will Look Brighter in the Night Sky Than It Has in 15 Years Next Month

June 20, 2018

Den of Geek:
U.S. Navy Had a UFO Encounter According to Leaked Military Report

The Local:
Toy UFO taken off shelves for 'teaching kids that Nazis achieved space travel'

C|Net:
Asteroid a half mile long about to make closest pass by Earth

Irish News:
Spacecraft takes photos as it approaches 'sweet dumpling' asteroid

Space.com:
Early Earth's Habitability Could Boost the Chances of Alien Life

June 19, 2018

Space.com:
This Flying Space Droid Wants to Make Friends with Astronauts

Stuff NZ:
Forget rocket fuel - US startup plans to build a space catapult

Space.com:
Aevum's New Rocket-Drone Airplane Duo Could Launch Satellites Every 3 Hours

Daily Mail:
Curiosity sends back a stunning selfie in the middle of a massive dust storm on Mars that has engulfed the red planet and crippled the Opportunity rover

Outer Places:
NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter Photographs an Avalanche Caused By a Meteor Strike

Astrobiology Magazine:
Explosive volcanoes spawned mysterious Martian rock formation

Outer Places:
An Animator Makes a Virtual Tour of Mars Based on Real NASA Data

June 18, 2018

Air & Space Magazine:
New Film Tells the Story of George Van Tassel and His UFO-Inspired "Integratron"

Spaceflight Now:
Station astronauts install new cameras on successful spacewalk

Space.com:
Chang'e-4 Relay Satellite Enters Halo Orbit Around Earth-Moon L2, Microsatellite in Lunar Orbit

Space.com:
Mars Dust Storm 2018: How It Grew & What It Means for the Opportunity Rover

Space.com:
NASA Continues Mars Sample Return Mission Studies

Spaceflight Now:
Dawn spacecraft flying low over Ceres

Forbes:
Will The Moon Ever Stop Drifting Away From Earth?

WEEKEND EDITION: June 16, 2018 through June 17, 2018

Scientific American:
The Standard Model (of Physics) at 50

Forbes:
Are Space And Time Quantized? Maybe Not, Says Science

Forbes:
Ask Ethan: If Mass Curves Spacetime, How Does It Un-Curve Again?

IEEE Spectrum:
Alphabet's DeepMind Makes a Key Advance in Computer Vision

Quartz:
There's about to be a lot more creepy Boston Dynamics robots in the world

Daily Republic:
Your barista is a robot. Should it be friendly?

Forbes:
Hawaii's Volcano Is Literally Erupting Gems

Forbes:
Yellowstone's Unpredictable Steamboat Geyser Just Went Off A 9th Time, As Predicted

Live Science:
This Claw-Faced Sea Monster Was Literally Born to Kill

History.com:
Dinosaurs Thrived After a Mass Extinction Killed Off the Competition

Popular Mechanics:
This 100-Million-Year-Old Frog Trapped in Amber Shows How Little Frogs Have Changed

ABC Australia:
Bigger than the Moa: Giant Australian bird the largest to ever walk the planet

Live Science:
Meet the Extinct Cow with a 'Bulldog' Skull

Live Science:
How a Daredevil Raccoon Pulled Off a Terrifying 23-Story Climb

Ancient Origins:
Did Neanderthals make jewelry 130,000 years go? Eagle claws provide clues

Ancient Origins:
10,000-Year-Old Ancient American Castaway Revealed ... and Finally Laid to Rest

Outlook India:
ASI unearths 'first-ever' physical evidence of Copper-Bronze age chariots

Ancient Origins:
How the Search for Immortality Killed the First Emperor of China

Ancient Origins:
The Original Swiss Army Knife: Check Out This Must Have Gadget for Guys on the Go

The History Blog:
Westminster Abbey gallery open after 700 years

The History Blog:
Branwell Bronte's portrait of his sisters goes home

Daily Mail:
Listen to the lost languages of California: Researchers recover audio of native languages with no surviving speakers from century-old wax cylinders

Smithsonian Magazine:
The Iroquois Theater Disaster Killed Hundreds and Changed Fire Safety Forever

History.com:
The Man Who Inspired Father's Day Was a Single Dad and a Civil War Vet

Smithsonian Magazine:
When America's Most Prominent Socialist Was Jailed for Speaking Out Against World War I

Science News:
In her short life, mathematician Emmy Noether changed the face of physics

Atlas Obscura:
During the Great Depression, 'Penny Restaurants' Fed the Unemployed

History.com:
World Cup 1938: When Nazi Germany Forced Austrians to Play For Them - And Lost

Daily Mail:
America's secret nuclear suburbs: Incredible pictures reveal the hush-hush towns US built at the height of WWII to house 125,000 Manhattan Project scientists racing to complete the atom bomb before Hitler

History.com:
The Game Clue Was Borne of Boredom During WWII Air-Raid Blackouts

Popular Mechanics:
The Fearsome Nazi Tower That Held Off the Allies in Berlin

BuzzFeed:
This Is What The Sexual Revolution Looked Like In The 1960s

New York Times:
These 1970s Pageants Celebrated Black Women's Beauty

ZD Net:
Technology that changed us: The 1970s, from Pong to Apollo

ZD Net:
Technology that changed us: The 1980s, from MS-DOS to the first GPS satellite

ZD Net:
Technology that changed us: The 1990s, from WorldWideWeb to Google

ZD Net:
Technology that changed us: The 2000s, from iPhone to Twitter

ZD Net:
Technology that changed us: The 2010s, from Amazon Echo to Pokemon Go

Popular Mechanics:
What 7 Famous Ruins Would've Looked Like on the Inside When They Were New

June 15, 2018

Popular Mechanics:
Here's the Newest Design From Larry Page's Flying Car Company

The Aviationist:
U.S. Navy Inducts MQ-4C Triton Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Into Service Ahead Of First Operational Deployment to Guam

The Aviationist:
The Time I Found a Formerly Top Secret D-21 Supersonic Drone in the Arizona Desert

The Aviationist:
Skunk Works Celebrates 75th Anniversary of Innovation and Secrecy

June 14, 2018

Space.com:
NASA's Opportunity Mars Rover Is Battling a Dust Storm of Epic Proportions. Will It Survive?

Spaceflight Insider:
NASA's Opportunity rover goes silent as massive dust storm engulfs Mars

Spaceflight Now:
Huge dust storm knocks aging Mars rover out of contact with Earth

Space.com:
As Massive Dust Storm Rages on Mars, Opportunity Rover Falls Silent

Space News:
NASA continues Mars sample return mission studies

Outer Places:
Can Humans Prevent Bacteria From Contaminating Mars?

Space.com:
Interstellar Comet Dust Holds Clues About the Solar System

Popular Mechanics:
Three Newborn Planets Discovered Around an Infant Star

June 13, 2018

Spaceflight Now:
Japanese intelligence-gathering satellite successfully launched

Astrobiology Magazine:
Minerology on Mars points to a cold and icy ancient climate

Outer Places:
Astronomers Discover a Solar System Which Is Full of Rocky Planets the Same Size as Earth

Outer Places:
The ESO's 'Very Large Telescope' Captures Two Galaxies Undergoing a Very Close Encounter

Outer Places:
This New Giant Star Discovery May Revise the Entire History of Our Universe

June 12, 2018

Richmond Times-Dispatch:
From the Archives: UFO sightings in Virginia

The Verge:
NASA's Opportunity rover is battling a massive dust storm on Mars

Space.com:
Curiosity Didn't Find Life on Mars - But These 2 Future Rovers Might

Space.com:
Huge Dust Storm on Mars Hits NASA's Opportunity Rover

Spaceflight Now:
NASA approves three-year extension for Juno mission orbiting Jupiter

Space.com:
NASA Extends Juno Jupiter Mission Until July 2021

Forbes:
Our Obsession With Hidden Planets Didn't Start With Planet Nine

June 11, 2018

Astrobiology Magazine:
NASA Finds Ancient Organic Material, Mysterious Methane on Mars

Space.com:
Curiosity Rover Finds Ancient 'Building Blocks for Life' on Mars

Spaceflight Now:
More signs of past - and possibly present - habitability of Mars

Spaceflight Insider:
International Space Station population doubles with arrival of Soyuz MS-09

Spaceflight Now:
Soyuz delivers crew of three to International Space Station

Space.com:
Space Station Crew Doubles with Fresh Arrival

Space.com:
Expedition 56: The Space Station Mission in Photos

Space.com:
Touring Baikonur: The Town Behind the Famed Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan

Space.com:
Baikonur Reflections: The Life-Changing Experience of Witnessing a Soyuz Rocket Launch

Space.com:
Roscosmos: Russia's Space Centers and Launch Sites in Pictures

Space.com:
See the Breathtaking View from a Russian Soyuz Rocket As It Launches into Space

WEEKEND EDITION: June 9, 2018 through June 10, 2018

Forbes:
This Is Why Physicists Think String Theory Might Be Our 'Theory Of Everything'

Quanta Magazine:
There Are No Laws of Physics. There's Only the Landscape.

Seattle Times:
Animal robots' secretive maker slowly emerges from stealth

Seattle Times:
Boston Dynamics' scary robot videos: Are they for real?

Forbes:
Kilauea Volcano Eruption Filled In Hawaii's Biggest Lake In Hours, And Is Now Reshaping Coastline

Forbes:
Concern Grows After Yellowstone's Largest Geyser Erupts For 8th Time Since March

Popular Mechanics:
Scientists Discover Oldest Animal Footprints Found on Earth

Stuff.NZ:
Scientists find the 240-million-year-old 'mother of all lizards'

Live Science:
Dinosaur Sells for Over $2 Million at Auction. Why Paleontologists Are Dismayed

Atlas Obscura:
Dozens of Mysterious 'Reserve Heads' Were Sealed in Ancient Egyptian Tombs

Live Science:
4,000-Year-Old Jar Contains Italy's Oldest Olive Oil

The History Blog:
Intact 4th c. B.C. tomb found in Roman suburb

Popular Mechanics:
Duels, Blood, And Politics: The Little-Known History of the Gun That Killed Alexander Hamilton

History.com:
The Grisly Murder Trial That Helped Raise Abraham Lincoln's National Profile

Atlas Obscura:
How Corning, New York, Changed the World With Glass

Smithsonian Magazine:
The Woman Who Challenged the Idea that Black Communities Were Destined for Disease

Smithsonian Magazine:
How Ketchup Revolutionized How Food Is Grown, Processed and Regulated

San Francisco Chronicle:
Boomtime: What San Francisco looked like at the end of the Gold Rush

Daily Mail:
Operation Kill the Kaiser! The deadly secret mission by British flying aces to change the course of the First World War

Smithsonian Magazine:
World War I: 100 Years Later The Sweetheart of the American Expeditionary Force

History.com:
These Jewish Resistance Volunteers Parachuted into Nazi-Occupied Europe

History.com:
Churchill and Roosevelt Spent Years Planning D-Day

Forbes:
How Geology Influenced The Landing In Normandy On D-Day

History.com:
Saving Private Ryan: The Real-Life D-Day Back Story

History.com:
The WWII Spy Who Faked His Death for 36 Years

Timeline:
This woman shattered the gender barrier in pro baseball

History.com:
Why MLK's Right-Hand Man Was Nearly Written Out of History

History.com:
The Secret 'White Trains' That Carried Nuclear Weapons Around the U.S.

Timeline:
Miss America 1968: When civil rights and feminist activists converged

Motherboard:
The Last NASA Scientist to Work on Nazi Rockets Has Died

June 8, 2018

Daily Mail:
Do YOU have what it takes to be an astronaut? Tim Peake reveals the puzzles he had to solve during his selection tests to go into space

Air & Space Magazine:
Robert Goddard Was the Father of American Rocketry. But Did He Have Much Impact?

Air & Space Magazine:
The First Rocket Built for Space

The Register:
America's forgotten space station and a mission tinged with urine, we salute you

Fort Wayne Journal Gazette:
Throwback Thursday: Astronauts visit area for boats in 1960s

Forbes:
Historic Mission Control Center In Houston Is Restoring, Recreating Its Apollo Era

Interesting Engineering:
The Evolution of the Spacesuit: From the Project Mercury Suit to the Aouda.X Human-Machine Interface

June 7, 2018

Spaceflight Insider:
Soyuz MS-09 on its way to ISS after textbook launch

Space.com:
Here's What Astronauts Will Look for Flying on SpaceX and Boeing Spaceships

Spaceflight Now:
NASA's New Horizons probe wakes up for New Year's Day flyby

Popular Science:
Where does outer space start?

Space.com:
Days on Earth Are Getting Longer, Thanks to the Moon

Voice of America:
'Alien Asteroid' Could Be Oldest Object in Our Solar System

Popular Science:
What's hiding in the outer solar system?

Popular Mechanics:
A New Study Could Explain Away Some Evidence for Planet Nine

Space.com:
The Moons of Some Giant Alien Planets Could Host Life

June 6, 2018

Spaceflight Now:
After previous crew's return, new space station residents set for launch Wednesday

Space.com:
Last Days on Earth: A Russian Rocket Launch Road Trip

Outer Places:
SpaceX Delays Their Plans to Send Tourists to The Moon This Year

Space.com:
Mars Cubesats Make History with Deep-Space Maneuver

Space.com:
What Has NASA's Curiosity Found on Mars? We'll Find Out Thursday

Space.com:
Pluto Has Dunes, But They're Not Made of Sand

Live Science:
The Secret Backstory Behind Kazakhstan's Rocket Launch Site

Space.com:
Vostochny: Russian Launch Center in Siberia

June 5, 2018

Sky & Telescope:
Asteroid 2018 LA Explodes Over Botswana Hours After Discovery

Spaceflight Now:
Soyuz rocket for next station crew transferred to launch pad in Kazakhstan

Space.com:
SpaceX's Arabsat Falcon Heavy Mission to Launch in December-January Timeframe

Space.com:
NASA Will Launch a Probe to Study the Solar System's Protective Bubble in 2024

Space.com:
SpaceX Just Missed Catching Rocket Nose Cone During Launch Last Week (Photos)

Space.com:
NASA Is About to Have Its Closest Encounter Ever with Dwarf Planet Ceres

Space.com:
Experience a Soyuz Spacecraft Landing with This Amazing 360-Degree, VR Video

June 4, 2018

Tech Times:
Leaked Pentagon Report Reveals Supersonic UFO That Could Make Itself Invisible Interacted With Mysterious Underwater Object

EarthSky:
Small asteroid impacted Earth's atmosphere Saturday

ITV News:
'Flaming' meteor lights up night sky in China

Spaceflight Now:
Chinese data relay satellite nears post over far side of the moon

Spaceflight Insider:
Soyuz MS-07 crew back on Earth after 168 days in orbit.

Space.com:
Soyuz Capsule Returns Station Crew to Earth After 168 Days in Space

Spaceflight Now:
Space station crew closes out 168-day mission

Space.com:
Pre-Flown SpaceX Rocket Launches Commercial Communications Satellite

WEEKEND EDITION: June 2, 2018 through June 3, 2018

Singularity Hub:
The Standard Model of Particle Physics: The Absolutely Amazing Theory of Almost Everything

Scientific American:
Quantum Physics May Be Even Spookier Than You Think

Popular Mechanics:
We Already Know How To Build a Time Machine

Digital Trends:
Watch Boston Dynamics' Atlas robot evolve from a stagger to a sprint

The Conversation:
Why we programmed a robot to act like a sheepdog

The Register:
Softbank's 'Pepper' robot is a security joke

Daily Galaxy:
New Theories -- Early Earth Evolved from Endless Eruptions of Volcanoes Like Jupiter's Io to a World of Plate Tectonics

Newsweek:
When Will the Next Supervolcano Erupt? New Model Suggests It Depends on Local Plate Tectonics

Mental Floss:
15 Facts About Lava

Jstor:
These Lizard-Dolphin Creatures Ruled the Seas for 150 Million Years

Outer Places:
Paleontologists Confirm a Reptile Fossil is the Ancient 'Mother of All Lizards'

New Atlas:
Reptilian-mammal fossil changes the timeline of supercontinent breakup

Popular Mechanics:
Scientists Discover a Dinosaur Tail Preserved in Amber

Astrobiology Magazine:
When the dinosaurs died, so did forests - and tree-dwelling birds

Ars Technica:
Life returned to crater of Cretaceous asteroid in the blink of an eye

Gizmodo:
New Evidence Reveals a 17,000-Year-Old Coastal Route Into North America

The History Blog:
Ancient Corinthian helmet found in Russia

The History Blog:
Man pinned by huge stone found at Pompeii

IFL Science:
300-Year-Old Shipwreck May Hold The Most Valuable Treasure Ever Lost At Sea

The History Blog:
Hamilton-Burr dueling pistols on rare public display

History.com:
America's First Multimillionaire Got Rich Smuggling Opium

Stuff NZ:
Roger Hanson: The torturous path to finding the source of the Nile

Jstor:
The French Perfume Boom

History.com:
World War II's 'Most Dangerous' Allied Spy Was a Woman With a Wooden Leg

Daily Mail:
The OTHER Battle of Britain: How team of MI5 agents with a 'licence to kill' targeted hawks that were intercepting undercover British spy pigeons in WWI

History.com:
Julia Child's Spy Days Included Work on a Shark Repellent

History.com:
Did a Jewish Collaborator Betray Anne Frank to the Nazis?

The Conversation:
Agatha Christie: world's first historical whodunnit was inspired by 4,000 year-old letters

History.com:
What Happened to the Unabomber at Harvard?

Live Science:
What Ever Happened to the 'Mission Impossible' Rare-Book Thieves? We Investigated.

Live Science:
Tesla on Autopilot Crashes into Parked Police Car

Atlas Obscura:
The Vanishing World of Neon Motel Signs

June 1, 2018

Popular Mechanics:
Check Out This Exhaustively Detailed Manual for the A-10 Warthog

Jalopnik:
Russia Just Tested A Whole Bunch Of Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles All At Once

Popular Mechanics:
The U.S. Air Force's First Flying Wing Jet Flew Way Back in 1949

Popular Mechanics:
The Forgotten True Story of Alan Bean's Unlikely Journey to the Moon

Space.com:
Photos: Space Age Postage Stamps Through History

May 31, 2018

Popular Mechanics:
Inside China's New Space Station

Space.com:
China's Space Station Will Be Open to Science from All UN Nations

Spaceflight Now:
Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo completes second powered test flight

Universe Today:
Virgin Galactic Performs the Second Test of VSS Unity, Reaching Mach 1.9

Spaceflight Insider:
SpaceX's Crew Dragon edging closer to flight

Space.com:
Fly Along on a Virgin Galactic Test Flight in This Awesome Video

Space.com:
Populating a Mars Base Will Be Dangerously Unsexy

Outer Places:
'Black Beauty' Meteorite Study Reveals the Secrets of Mars' Strange Topography

Outer Places:
In Largest Planet Discovery Ever, Scientists Say They Found 838 New Worlds Beyond Neptune

Outer Places:
New Research Says the Milky Way Is Far Bigger Than We Thought Possible

Scientific American:
Asteroid, Meteor, Meteorite and Comet: What's the Difference?

May 30, 2018

New Zealand Herald:
US aircraft carrier was 'stalked for days by a UFO', leaked Pentagon report reveals

Huffington Post:
Military Report: UFOs May Have Attempted Rendezvous With Giant Undersea Object

Newsweek:
Pentagon's Secret UFO Program Investigated Poltergeist Connection to Alien Mystery

Space News:
Second SpaceShipTwo makes second powered test flight

Spaceflight Insider:
Virgin Galactic's VSS Unity makes second powered flight

Outer Places:
NASA's Interactive 'Exoplanet Travel Bureau' Lets You Virtually Explore Planets in Distant Solar Systems

May 29, 2018

Space.com:
NASA's InSight Mars Lander Fires Up Its Engines in Space for 1st Time

Space.com:
Chang'e-4: Visiting the Far Side of the Moon

Space.com:
Study Offers Pessimistic Outlook for Commercial Space Stations

Space.com:
Vesta: Facts About the Brightest Asteroid

Space.com:
Astronaut Alan Bean, Apollo Moonwalker-Turned-Artist, Dies at 86

Space.com:
Decoding Alien Messages Could Be the Biggest Citizen-Science Project Ever

MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND EDITION: May 26, 2018 through May 28, 2018

NBC News:
What is the multiverse?

Big Think:
Do aliens exist in the multiverse? New studies show it's way more likely than scientists thought

Phys.org:
How a particle may stand still in rotating spacetime

Space.com:
Forgotten Element Could Redefine Time

Popular Mechanics:
Disney's New Robot Is a One-Legged Acrobat

Space.com:
Something Is Sucking Iron Out of Earth's Crust, and Scientists Think They Know What

Space.com:
Earth's Magnetic Field Is Drifting Westward, and Nobody Knows Why

Space.com:
Why Formamide May Have Been Early Life's Alternative to Water

Daily Mail:
The fossil skull that could rewrite the history of Earth's continents: Remains of primitive mammal discovered in Utah suggest Pangea supercontinent split much later than previously thought

Daily Mail:
Perfectly preserved 125 million-year-old dinosaur dandruff reveals they shed their skin in the same way we do

Space.com:
Dino-Killing Asteroid Impact Warmed Earth's Climate for 100,000 Years

Daily Mail:
Birds had to learn to fly all over again after asteroid apocalypse that killed the dinosaurs 66 million years ago

Space.com:
Could Recent Supernova Explosions Have Caused Mass Extinctions on Earth?

The History Blog:
Intact Bronze Age cremation found in Cornwall

The History Blog:
Bog find sheds light on war practices of Germanic tribes

The History Blog:
Row of houses with balconies found in Pompeii

The History Blog:
Earliest evidence of Roman military found in Poland

History.com:
Why 'Bad King John' was actually good

The History Blog:
First new Rembrandt since 1974 identified

Smithsonian Magazine:
Why the Very First Treaty Between the United States and a Native People Still Resonates Today

Jstor:
Stranded on the Island of the Blue Dolphins: The True Story of Juana Maria

Flashbak:
Spectacular Photographs Of America's Western Frontier (1867-1874)

Jstor:
Why the French Revolution's "Rational" Calendar Wasn't

History.com:
How American 'Dollar Princesses' Invaded British High Society

Flashbak:
Remembering the 'Saurian Monster' That Terrorized 1880s New Zealand

The History Blog:
Lost Debussy score rediscovered

Smithsonian Magazine:
The Factory That Oreos Built

Smithsonian Magazine:
The Lost Maidens of Berlin

History.com:
A Harlem Hellfighter's Searing Tales from the WWI Trenches

History.com:
General Pershing's Run for President Was a Sure Thing -- Until His Troops Spoke Up

Flashbak:
Photos From The King of the Indiscreet's Candid Camera

History.com:
For 11 Years, the Soviet Union Had No Weekends

History.com:
Killing Hitler's hangman: the dramatic story of Reinhard Heydrich's assassination

Smithsonian Magazine:
Seventy-Five Years Ago, Women's Baseball Players Took the Field

Smithsonian Magazine:
Hitler's Teeth Confirm He Died in 1945

History.com:
Glorious Behind the Scenes Photos of Queen Elizabeth's 1947 Wedding

History.com:
Glorious Behind the Scenes Photos of Queen Elizabeth's 1947 Wedding

History.com:
Frank Sinatra's Mob Ties and Other Secrets from His FBI File

Flashbak:
46 GI Snapshots Of The Korean War In Color

History.com:
Brown v. Board of Education: The First Step in the Desegregation of America's Schools

Timeline:
When the resistance confronted Democrats in 1968, the crackdown was vicious

History.com:
Did Nixon's 'Laugh-In' Cameo Help Him Win the 1968 Election?

Flashbak:
J.K. Rowling Sketches And Plot Outlines For Harry Potter

The Guardian:
Facebook accused of conducting mass surveillance through its apps

Popular Mechanics:
10 of America's Hidden Battlefields

May 25, 2018

Space.com:
Here's What We Know About Russia's Hypersonic Waverider Weapon

Space.com:
'Impossible' EmDrive Space Thruster May Really Be Impossible

Space.com:
World's First Commercial Airline

Space.com:
Apollo 12 in Pictures: Photos from NASA's Pinpoint Moon Landing Mission

Space.com:
Could We Build the Millennium Falcon from 'Star Wars'?

May 24, 2018

City Pages:
The Val Johnson Incident: A UFO encounter that made Marshall County famous

Motherboard:
The Pentagon Released New Documents About the 'Tic-Tac UFO'

Space.com:
Orbital ATK Cygnus Cargo Ship Delivers Science Gear (and Goodies) to Space Station

Spaceflight Now:
Cygnus arrives at station with CubeSats, quantum physics experiment

Spaceflight Now:
SpaceX test-fires previously-flown rocket for May 31 launch

Spaceflight Now:
New helium tank for SpaceX crew launches still waiting to fly

Spaceflight Now:
Rocket Lab updates launch window for first commercial mission

Space.com:
NASA's Curiosity Rover on Mars Just Snagged Its 1st Drilled Samples Since 2016

Space.com:
Pluto May Have Formed from 1 Billion Comets

May 23, 2018

Drive - The War Zone:
Detailed Official Report On Harrowing Encounter Between F/A-18s and UFO Surfaces

Spaceflight Insider:
China's first private rocket reaches 127,000 feet on maiden flight

Space.com:
SpaceX Launches Twin NASA Probes to Track Earth's Water (and Satellites Hitch a Ride)

Spaceflight Insider:
Update: Curiosity rover successfully drills hole in 'Duluth'

Space.com:
Ceres: The Smallest and Closest Dwarf Planet

Space.com:
Weird Space Rock Provides More Evidence for Mysterious 'Planet Nine'

May 22, 2018

Space.com:
China Joins Private Space Race with Landmark OneSpace Rocket Launch

Space.com:
Antares Rocket Launches NASA Cargo to Space Station in Dazzling Predawn Liftoff

Space.com:
Launch Photos: Orbital ATK's Antares Rocket & Cygnus OA-9 Soar to ISS!

Space.com:
Found! Weird Asteroid in Jupiter's Orbit Is 1st Interstellar Immigrant

Space.com:
Here's Why Saturn's Inner Moons Are Shaped Like Ravioli and Potatoes

May 21, 2018

Space.com:
China Launches Relay Satellite for Mission to Moon's Far Side

Space.com:
Angara: Russian Rocket for LEO payloads

Space.com:
NASA Wants Science Instrument Ideas for Europa Lander Mission

Space.com:
Mars at Opposition 2018: How to See It and What to Expect

Space.com:
Ringed, Rocky Alien Planets May Hide in Plain Sight

Space.com:
Giant Waves Nearly Half a Million Miles Across Seen on the Sun for the First Time

WEEKEND EDITION: May 19, 2018 through May 20, 2018

Daily Mail:
The million year time machine: Antarctic ice core could give unprecedented glimpse of Earth's history

Daily Mail:
The hidden world under Antarctica: Scientists find massive mountain ranges and vast canyons that run for hundreds of miles beneath the ice

Daily Mail:
Jurassic Park was wrong! Pterodactyls DIDN'T fly like bats, according to new research

The History Blog:
Row of houses with balconies found in Pompeii

Daily Mail:
The ancient calendar carved into stone that lay hidden for 900 years: Over 1,000 petroglyphs discovered in Arizona's Verde Valley were likely a 'way to track time' using the sun

Smithsonian Magazine:
A Dutch Art Dealer Says He Discovered a New Rembrandt

Smithsonian Magazine:
The Story of Josiah Henson, the Real Inspiration for 'Uncle Tom's Cabin'

Smithsonian Magazine:
Delivering the Mail Was Once One of the Riskiest Jobs in America

Smithsonian Magazine:
How the Inverted Jenny, a 24-Cent Stamp, Came to Be Worth a Fortune

Smithsonian Magazine:
How a British Engineer Made a Bomb That Could Bounce On Water

Smithsonian Magazine:
Researchers Decipher Two Hidden Pages of Anne Frank's Diary

Smithsonian Magazine:
The Army's First Black Nurses Were Relegated to Caring for Nazi Prisoners of War

Smithsonian Magazine:
Polaroid Inventor Edwin Land Gave Us More Than Just Instant Photos

Popular Mechanics:
How to Build a Treehouse in the Backyard

Popular Mechanics:
12 Really Cool Retro Control Rooms

May 18, 2018

Drive - The War Zone:
Mystery Guided Munition Executes Incredible Maneuver In Strange Airstrike Footage

Popular Mechanics:
How to Fly a Helicopter on Mars

Popular Mechanics:
'Gremlins' Will Turn Airplanes Into Flying Aircraft Carriers

Gizmodo:
Here's Some Rare Footage Of The SR-71 Blackbird Testing

Popular Mechanics:
You Should Read "The Right Stuff"

May 17, 2018

KCET-TV:
Giant Rock, Space People and the Integratron

Space.com:
Aliens May Well Exist in a Parallel Universe, New Studies Find

Charlotte Observer:
Red fireball with 'glowing white train' reported over NC, Virginia. What was it?

Richmond Times-Dispatch:
Fireball seen in skies above Fredericksburg Tuesday night

Spaceflight Now:
First interplanetary CubeSats already setting records in deep space

Spaceflight Now:
New target dates set for next two Falcon 9 launches

Space.com:
SpaceX Launch of NASA and Iridium Satellites Delayed Until May 22

Space.com:
China Wraps Up 1-Year Mock Moon Mission to Lunar Palace 1

Space.com:
China Preparing to Launch Chang'e-4 Relay Satellite May 21

Space.com:
Lunar Palace 1: China's One-Year Mock Moon Mission in Pictures

Space.com:
Moon Dust Is Super Toxic to Human Cells

Popular Science:
Watch astronauts fix a leaky pump in space

Outer Places:
Scientists Say New 'Planet 9' Evidence May Solve the Greatest Mystery in Our Solar System

May 16, 2018

Space.com:
'Lost' Asteroid 2010 WC9 Makes an Unusually Close Flyby of Earth

NBC News:
Asteroid the size of a city block just gave Earth a close shave

Space.com:
A Pioneering NASA Satellite Just Fell to Earth After 2 Decades in Space

Spaceflight Now:
Astronauts reposition space station cooling pumps on successful spacewalk

Space.com:
Spacewalking Astronauts Replace Leaky Pump on Space Station

Space.com:
The Largest Parachute Ever Built for Mars Aces Its First Test

Space.com:
Tiny, Mars-Bound Satellite Snaps Its First Image of Earth and the Moon

Spaceflight Now:
Water plumes on Europa detected by Galileo spacecraft

Space.com:
Watch a Student-Built Rocket Go Supersonic!

May 15, 2018

Outer Places:
A 'Mars Helicopter' Will Fly on the Red Planet When NASA Sends Its Next Rover

Space News:
NASA agrees to fly helicopter demo on Mars 2020

Spaceflight Insider:
Strained Mars data relay capabilities possible in 2020s

Universe Today:
How Many of Earth's Moons Crashed Back Into the Planet?

Universe Today:
The Giant Planets in the Solar System Stunted the Growth of Mars

Universe Today:
Jupiter and Venus Change Earth's Orbit Every 405,000 Years

May 14, 2018

Lafayette Journal & Courier:
Old Lafayette: Four UFO sightings mystify Lafayette

Outer Places:
Long Lost Asteroid is Rediscovered Just Before Making a Close Pass by Earth

San Luis Obispo Tribune:
Close encounter: Asteroid as big as a football field will whiz right by Earth this week

Space News:
SpaceX launches Bangladeshi satellite on debut Block 5 Falcon 9 mission

Spaceflight Now:
SpaceX debuts new model of the Falcon 9 rocket designed for astronauts

Space News:
SpaceX targeting 24-hour turnaround in 2019, full reusability still in the works

Space.com:
Photos: SpaceX Launches, Lands 1st 'Block 5' Falcon 9 Rocket

WEEKEND EDITION: May 12, 2018 through May 13, 2018

Space.com:
Parallel Universes: Theories & Evidence

The Guardian:
The answer to life, the universe and everything might be 73. Or 67

New Atlas:
Boston Dynamics' Atlas robot can now chase you through the woods

Live Science:
78-Foot Wave Is the Largest Ever Recorded in Southern Hemisphere

Daily Mail:
Ancient crocodiles evolved into strange dolphin-like creatures with BOTH a tail fin and armour plating, reveal researchers studying Jurassic fossil dating back 180 million years

The Guardian:
Rare dinosaur skeleton for sale - along with the right to name species

Live Science:
This Huge, Ancient Whale Would Have Ripped You to Shreds

Popular Science:
Russian cuckoos are taking over Alaska

Live Science:
Ancient Lost City of Mardaman Uncovered in Iraq

Daily Mail:
Strain of hepatitis B found on a 4,500-year-old skeleton is the oldest human virus ever to be discovered

History.com:
How Unflattering Royal Portraits Could Break a Marriage Contract

BBC History Extra:
Mary, Queen of Scots: what happened to her ladies-in-waiting?

BBC History Extra:
What happened to the lost colony of Roanoke Island?

History.com:
The assassination of prime minister Spencer Perceval: a popular murder?

Timeline:
Born into slavery, this man won the Kentucky Derby three times and became the richest American athlete

The History Blog:
Louise Brooks dances in Technicolor

Timeline:
Photos: Depression-era billboards sold and celebrated the "American way"

Timeline:
Welcome to Operation Dixie, the most ambitious unionization attempt in the U.S.

Smithsonian Magazine:
The Literary Salon That Made Ayn Rand Famous

Smithsonian Magazine:
In Its Heyday, Mad Magazine Was a Lot More Than Silly Jokes

History.com:
How 'Deep Throat' Took Down Nixon From Inside the FBI

Smithsonian Magazine:
The Surprising Story of the American Girl Who Broke Through the Iron Curtain

History.com:
The Chernobyl Cover-Up: How Officials Botched Evacuating an Irradiated City

Drive - The War Zone:
These Are Real Pentagon Reports On Warp Drive, Extra Dimensions, Anti-Gravity, And More

May 11, 2018

New Atlas:
The six Skyport designs that could provide the launchpad for Uber's flying taxis

Drive - The War Zone:
China Teases Its H-20 Stealth Bomber and Trolls Northrop Grumman At The Same Time

Popular Mechanics:
'A Suicide Club': How WWI Pilots Pioneered the Age of Airmail

Spaceflight History:
Saturn-Apollo Applications: Combining Missions to Save Rockets, Spacecraft, and Money (1966)

May 10, 2018

Space.com:
Robonaut Returns to Earth for Repairs After Seven Years on Space Station

Daily Mail:
SpaceX prepares to launch its first 'Block 5' Falcon 9 rocket that could be reused 100 TIMES and eventually carry astronauts to space

The Verge:
SpaceX's last Falcon 9 upgrade could finally make reusable rockets cost-effective

Space.com:
Bound for Mars, World's 1st Interplanetary Cubesats Phone Home

Space.com:
Ancient, Exiled Asteroid Discovered Beyond Neptune

Daily Mail:
Mysterious stars from outside the Milky Way are seen zooming through the galaxy at 1.5 MILLION miles per hour

May 9, 2018

Spaceflight Now:
First launch of enhanced version of SpaceX's Falcon 9 set for Thursday

Space.com:
SpaceX Set to Debut Newest Falcon 9 Rocket: 'Block 5'

Space.com:
See a SpaceX Rocket Fairing Glide Back to Earth in This Awesome Photo

Space News:
NASA argues Resource Prospector no longer fit into agency's lunar exploration plans

Daily Mail:
Scientists discover rare mineral in lunar meteorite that suggests frozen water may be hiding beneath the moon's surface

May 8, 2018

Spaceflight Now:
Reused Dragon cargo carrier splashes down in Pacific Ocean

Spaceflight Insider:
CRS-14 Dragon returns experiments, hardware to Earth

Popular Mechanics:
SpaceX Test-Fires New Falcon 9 Block 5 Rocket Ahead of Maiden Flight (Updated)

Popular Mechanics:
Screws and Washers Are Falling Off NASA's Multi-Billion Dollar Space Telescope

Space News:
Decision expected soon on adding helicopter to Mars 2020

May 7, 2018

Eastern Daily Press:
Weird Norfolk: Abiding mystery of the county's 1954 UFO sightings

The Guardian:
Documents reveal how MoD played down 'UFO thesis' in X-Files study

CBS News:
NASA launches InSight lander toward Mars

Sky & Telescope:
InSight Lander Heads to Mars

Space.com:
NASA's InSight Mars Lander Has Left Earth: So What's Next for the Probe?

The Register:
Put Nov. 26th in your diary: that's when Mars InSight lands. Hopefully

Spaceflight Insider:
GALLERY: NASA's InSight lander heads to Mars atop ULA Atlas V

Forbes:
What You Need To Know About NASA's Insight Mission [Infographic]

WEEKEND EDITION: May 5, 2018 through May 6, 2018

New Atlas:
Stephen Hawking's final paper bursts the multiverse bubble with a Holographic Universe theory

Forbes:
Could Artificial Intelligence Solve The Problems Einstein Couldn't?

Daily Mail:
How Earth's continents have shifted: Interactive map lets you travel back in time to see our planet over 600 million years of its history

Space.com:
Why Earth's Magnetic Field Might Not Flip After All

Atlas Obscura:
The World's Tallest Active Geyser Keeps Erupting

Astrobiology Magazine:
Why formamide may have been early life's alternative to water

Inverse:
Tween Discovers 475-Million-Year-Old Fossil in a Huge Win for Paleontology

Astrobiology Magazine:
Dinosaurs ended - and originated - with a bang!

JStor:
These Lizard-Dolphin Creatures Ruled The Seas For 150 Million Years

New Atlas:
Nature's first known beak belonged to this dinosaur

Daily Mail:
Scientists uncover eight million-year-old elephant-like fossil in Macedonia that 'weighed 10 tons and lived for 50 years'

Popular Science:
This albatross couple adopted a baby of another species

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

Ars Technica:
Neanderthals etched a message on this 36,000-year-old stone tool

The History Blog:
Roman artifacts attest to 1st c. Batavian rebellion

The History Blog:
Anne of Brittany's heart stolen, found

Daily Mail:
Bloodthirsty death notice dictated by Henry VIII where he calls for a 16th-Century monk to be hanged, disembowelled and chopped into four with his body parts displayed 'around the country' goes on display

Atlas Obscura:
New Guineans Made Intricately Carved Daggers From Human Bones

JStor:
The Fairytale Language Of The Brothers Grimm

Atlas Obscura:
Greenland's Hand-Sized Wooden Maps Were Used for Storytelling, Not Navigation

Flashbak:
Pablo Picasso's Illustrated Postcards To His Friends

Flashbak:
Art Of The Sioux; Childhood Visions Of War, Love And Blood At Fort Yates

History.com:
Why Was the Battle of the Somme So Deadly?

History.com:
The Last Slave Ship Survivor Gave an Interview in the 1930s. It Just Surfaced

Smithsonian Magazine:
The Story Behind Rube Goldberg's Complicated Contraptions

History.com:
The Mystery of Nikola Tesla's Missing Files

Atlas Obscura:
How the Manhattan Project's Nuclear Suburb Stayed Secret

Atlas Obscura:
The Life and Times of Brighty, the Grand Canyon's Most Legendary Burro

Smithsonian Magazine:
Fifty Years Later, France Is Still Debating the Legacy of Its 1968 Protests

BBC History Extra:
Britain's 7 most amazing ruins

May 4, 2018

Popular Mechanics:
Private Companies Took Over Rocket Launches. Can They Do the Same For Moon Landers?

Popular Science:
China has big plans for a modern bomber

Pensacola News Journal:
Goodspeed: Space Shuttle Columbia captivated the country in 1981

Spaceflight History:
Log of a Moon Expedition (1969)

Popular Science:
Can you pass the test NASA gave potential astronauts in 1958?

May 3, 2018

Spaceflight Now:
Dragon cargo craft's return to Earth delayed to Saturday

Spaceflight Insider:
High seas force postponement of CRS-14 Dragon departure from ISS

Space News:
NASA struggling to get James Webb Space Telescope across the finish line

Space.com:
Rare Metals on Mars and Earth Point to Colossal Impacts

Space.com:
An Exoplanet First! Helium Spotted on Bizarre Comet-Like World

May 2, 2018

Popular Mechanics:
Meet InSight: The Mission To Measure Marsquakes and Unlock the Red Planet

Space.com:
NASA's Mars Cubesats 'Wall-E' and 'Eva' Will Be First at Another Planet

Astrobiology Magazine:
New Estimates of Mercury's Thin, Dense Crust

Space.com:
Dawn Mission: Shedding Light on Asteroids

Space.com:
Vladimir Lyakhov, Soviet-Era Cosmonaut Who Flew to Three Space Stations, Dies at 76

May 1, 2018

Spaceflight Insider:
Twin MarCo CubeSats launching alongside NASA's InSight Mars mission

Spaceflight Now:
Photos: NASA's InSight lander buttoned up for trip to Mars

Space News:
China to test rocket reusability with planned Long March 8 launcher

Astrobiology Magazine:
Magma ocean may be responsible for the moon's early magnetic field

Astrobiology Magazine:
Old Data, New Tricks: Fresh Results from NASA's Galileo Spacecraft 20 Years On

April 30, 2018

Newsweek:
What If Aliens Met Racists? MUFON Resignations Highlight Internal Divisions in UFO Sightings Organization

Space News:
New Shepard reaches space on eighth test flight

Space.com:
NASA Pushes for Moon, Deep Space with Crucial Tests

Space News:
NASA emphasizes commercial lunar lander plans with Resource Prospector cancellation

Spaceflight Insider:
Mars 2020 rover heat shield fracture discovered

Space News:
Cracked heat shield won't delay Mars 2020 mission

Outer Places:
ExoMars Orbiter Reveals Its First Image of an Icy Martian Crater

WEEKEND EDITION: April 28, 2018 through April 29, 2018

Cosmos:
Cracks in the universe: the search for cosmic strings

Financial Times:
Carlo Rovelli on the meaning of time

Scientific American:
Should Quantum Anomalies Make Us Rethink Reality?

Daily Mail:
The real-life 12ft Transformer that morphs from a robot into a working two-seater CAR within a minute

Kansas City Star:
'Armadillo on steroids': Kansas dinosaur returns to haunt KU

Discover Magazine:
Dinosaur Teeth Show Which Species Preferred Squishier Prey

Atlas Obscura:
The Puzzles and Pitfalls of Reconstructing the Largest Ever Land Mammal

Smithsonian Magazine:
Giant, Intact Egg of the Extinct Elephant Bird Found in Buffalo Museum

Daily Mail:
Neanderthals may have crossed the seas THOUSANDS of years before modern humans, researchers say

Daily Mail:
Mysterious wooden statue that once stood over 17 FEET TALL is twice as old as the pyramids in Egypt and may hold clues about the mythology of hunter-gatherers that lived 11,600 years ago

ABC Australia:
How to hunt a giant sloth, according to ancient human footprints

History.com:
Early Americans Buried Their Dogs Like Family

Inverse:
Ancient Entombed Horse Was So Well Loved It Still Has Hair on Its Legs

Daily Mail:
The maps that changed the world: Incredible atlases used by ancient explorers to travel the Earth could fetch millions at auction

BBC History Extra:
Richard Burbage: The vanishing act of the star who outshone Shakespeare

History.com:
How a Black Spy Infiltrated the Confederate White House

Smithsonian Magazine:
What Made Oscar Tschirky the King of Gilded Age New York

History.com:
These Appalling Images Exposed Child Labor in America

Popular Mechanics:
The First Tank-on-Tank Battle Happened 100 Years Ago

History.com:
A Smoking Robot Ruled the 1939 World's Fair

History.com:
9 Blades that Forged History

Scientific American:
Could an Industrial Prehuman Civilization Have Existed on Earth before Ours?

Popular Mechanics:
This Etch A Sketch History of Calculus Helped Get a Kid Into Caltech and MIT

April 27, 2018

Forbes:
Why Do Stealth Aircraft Look Like Insects Or Triangles?

The Aviationist:
It's Been 10 Years Since The F-117 Nighthawk Retired (At Least, Officially...)

Air & Space Magazine:
Forgotten Aircraft of the RAF

Air & Space Magazine:
Three Days in a (Really) Stinking Airplane

Popular Science:
The CIA's Bold Kidnapping of a Soviet Spacecraft

Geek.com:
6 Most Under-Appreciated Space Missions

April 26, 2018

History.com:
The 5 Most Credible Modern UFO Sightings

Spaceflight Now:
NASA's new planet-hunting satellite begins climb into science orbit

Spaceflight Now:
InSight Mars lander joined with Atlas 5 launcher at Vandenberg Air Force Base

Space News:
China launches five commercial remote sensing satellites via Long March 11

Spaceflight Now:
SpaceX set to debut Falcon 9 rocket upgrades with launch next week

Outer Places:
NASA and ESA Are Determined to Bring Lots of Martian Soil Back to Earth

Space.com:
Saturn's Multicolored Rings Dazzle in Photo by Cassini Spacecraft

April 25, 2018

Decider:
'Unsolved Mysteries': 15 UFO Episodes That Are Out of This World

EarthSky:
1st deep-space CubeSats ready for launch to Mars

Space.com:
Twin-Star Systems May Give Their 'Tatooine' Planets the Boot (Here's Why)

New Atlas:
New NASA video reveals a solar system swarming with comets and asteroids

Business Insider:
A stunning new video shows what it's like to fly past a comet tumbling through space

April 24, 2018

Spaceflight Now:
After "terrific" launch, TESS nears first major orbit-raising burn

Live Science:
How a Guy in the Netherlands Spotted the Top Secret X-37B Space Plane

Space Daily:
The New Space Race: NASA to Award 1st Contracts for Gateway Moon Base

Space Daily:
Moon Colonization: Why do we want it and what technologies do we have?

Universe Today:
If We're Searching for Earth 2.0, Would We Know It When We Find It?

April 23, 2018

WPG-FM:
Fireball Lights Up the New Jersey Sky Thursday Night

Daily Mail:
Nasa will have a space station that will orbit the moon in 2025 to act as an outpost for astronauts travelling to Mars

Space News:
Boeing, Lockheed, ULA corner the government-funded space market. SpaceX moving up

The Conversation:
Mysterious red spots on Mercury get names - but what are they?

Daily Mail:
Scientists say they're 'confident' polygon features seen on Mars were formed by MUD, suggesting lakes on the red planet behaved like those on Earth

WEEKEND EDITION: April 21, 2018 through April 22, 2018

Forbes:
The Most Important Equation In The Universe

Forbes:
Ask Ethan: How Will Our Universe End?

Quanta:
Decades-Old Graph Problem Yields to Amateur Mathematician

IEEE Spectrum:
What People See in 157 Robot Faces

CNN:
Festo's fantastical robots inspired by animals and insects

San Francisco Chronicle:
The Yellowstone supervolcano is a disaster waiting to happen

Forbes:
Half Of The Great Barrier Reef Has Died Since 2016

Popular Science:
These ancient, swimming reptiles may have been the biggest animals of all time

Stuff NZ:
'Oldest' baleen whale in the world found in a South Island quarry

Daily Mail:
350-year-old mystery of the world's best preserved dodo specimen is solved: Scientists say the bird was SHOT dead in Oxford

IFL Science:
Adorable Critter Rediscovered After Being Presumed Extinct For 32 Years

Daily Mail:
Thousands of fragments of a 26ft 'colossus' statue of pharaoh Psamtik I smashed to pieces in the 11th century are uncovered in Egypt

BBC History Extra:
10 surprising facts about William the Conqueror and the Norman conquest

BBC History Extra:
Tudor timeline: 10 momentous dates

History.com:
How Anne Boleyn Lost Her Head

Smithsonian Magazine:
Cache of Benjamin Franklin's Original Manuscripts - Doodles and All - Gets Digitized

History.com:
The Sex Scandal That Ruined Alexander Hamilton's Chances of Becoming President

The Conversation:
Before Westworld was Mudfog - Charles Dickens' surprisingly modern dystopia

Atlas Obscura:
The 'Pedestrian' Who Became One of America's First Black Sports Stars

History.com:
How the Sinking of Lusitania Changed World War I

The Conversation:
Superman at 80: How two high school friends concocted the original comic book hero

BBC History Extra:
The Jews who fought back: the story of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising

History.com:
How the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising Inspired Rebellion in a Nazi Death Camp

Popular Mechanics:
Russian Museum Recreates WWII-Era 'Land Battleship'

Atlas Obscura:
The Rise and Fall of the Hormel Girls, Who Sold America on SPAM

Flashbak:
The Day the Traitors Burgess and Maclean Left Town

History.com:
How Columbia's Student Uprising of 1968 Was Sparked by a Segregated Gym

Smithsonian Magazine:
When the Unabomber Was Arrested, One of the Longest Manhunts in FBI History Was Finally Over

Popular Mechanics:
Government Accidentally Releases Documents on "Psycho-Electric" Weapons

April 20, 2018

Daily Mail:
World's biggest plane with 2 cockpits, 6 jet engines and a wingspan longer than a football field will take off within MONTHS

Jalopnik:
The Christmas Bullet Was The Worst Plane Ever Made

Smithsonian Magazine:
The Sad, Sad Story of Laika, the Space Dog, and Her One-Way Trip into Orbit

Newsweek:
Apollo 16 Facts: What Happened During NASA's Moon-Landing Mission

Newsweek:
Apollo 13 Timeline: Follow Key Moments of Failed NASA Mission to the Moon

Houston Chronicle:
Remembering one of the funniest conversations to ever happen in space, 48 years ago this week

New Atlas:
Wernher von Braun's 1950's "Man Will Conquer Space Soon!" archive up for auction

April 19, 2018

Spaceflight Insider:
NASA's planet-hunting TESS launched by SpaceX Falcon 9

Space News:
Falcon 9 launches NASA exoplanet hunter

Spaceflight Now:
All-sky surveyor launched from Cape Canaveral on the hunt for exoplanets

Space News:
Proton launches Russian defense comms satellite

Spaceflight Now:
Rocket Lab postpones first commercial launch after issue during fueling test

Astrobiology Magazine:
Mars impact crater or supervolcano?

Outer Places:
New Evidence Points to Mars' Two Moons Forming From a Massive Asteroid Impact

Popular Mechanics:
The Lyrid Meteor Shower Peaks This Weekend. Here's How to Watch It.

April 18, 2018

Space.com:
Elon Musk Says SpaceX Will Try to Land a Rocket with a 'Giant Party Balloon'

Space.com:
NASA's Got a Plan for a 'Galactic Positioning System' to Save Astronauts Lost in Space

Space News:
China reveals cause of Long March 5 failure; lunar sample mission to follow return-to-flight

Space News:
Stratolaunch planning first aircraft flight this summer

Popular Science:
These diamonds are tiny, flawed, and may come from a long-lost planet

April 17, 2018

San Francisco Chronicle:
Asteroid the size of a football field whizzes alarmingly close by Earth

Spaceflight Insider:
Launch of exoplanet-hunting TESS satellite delayed to Wednesday

Space.com:
Launch of NASA's TESS Exoplanet Hunter Delayed by Rocket Issue

Spaceflight Insider:
Russia to launch Blagovest 12L military comsat April 18

Space.com:
Life on Venus? Why It's Not an Absurd Thought

April 16, 2018

KVOA-TV:
A surprise asteroid came "relatively" close to the Earth today

Space.com:
All Systems 'Go' For Launch of NASA Exoplanet Mission Monday

Space.com:
How NASA's Planet-Hunting TESS Telescope Will Find Habitable Worlds

Space.com:
Atlas V Rocket Launches US Military Satellite and Experimental Spacecraft Into Orbit

Space News:
NASA may extend space station missions to address potential commercial crew delays

Forbes:
Alien Signals We Discover Could Be The Echoes Of Dead Worlds

WEEKEND EDITION: April 14, 2018 through April 15, 2018

Scientific American:
The Difficult Birth of the "Many Worlds" Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics

NBC News:
What is relativity? Einstein's mind-bending theory explained

Nature:
How gravitational waves could solve some of the Universe's deepest mysteries

Forbes:
The Tale Of A 1986 Experiment That Proved Einstein Wrong

Quanta:
Mathematicians Explore Mirror Link Between Two Geometric Worlds

Wired:
Catching up With Pepper, the Surprisingly Helpful Humanoid Robot

Inverse:
Real 'Gundam'-Like Robot is So Huge It Can't Fit Through the Factory Door

How Stuff Works:
The First 'Killer Robot' Was Around Back in 1979

Forbes:
An Enormous Crack Just Opened Up In Africa, Evidence Africa Is Literally Splitting In Two

Forbes:
Some Of The Science Behind The Ridiculous Movie 'The Day After Tomorrow' Is Now Coming True

Forbes:
Is Civilization Ready For The Eruption Of The Next Supervolcano?

Popular Mechanics:
Newfound Marine Fossil May Be From the Largest Creature That Ever Lived

Forbes:
Massive Dinosaur Footprints Discovered In Plain Sight On Scottish Isle

Newsweek:
Dinosaur 'Menu' Reveals How so Many Fearsome Predators Coexisted 100 Million Years Ago

Forbes:
Falcon Attack: How Peregrine Falcons Maneuver At Nearly 225 MPH

Forbes:
Parts Of Stonehenge Were In Place Long Before Humans, Archaeologists Find

Smithsonian Magazine:
Large Cache of Texts May Offer Insight Into One of Africa's Oldest Written Languages

The History Blog:
Painting by Dutch master found in Iowa gallery closet

The Conversation:
The day bananas made their British debut

The Conversation:
How cricket got its reputation for fair play

Flashbak:
The Real Wild Bill Hickok versus the Hollywood Version

Forbes:
The Discovery Of The Great Rift Valley, Where Africa Is Splitting In Two

Smithsonian Magazine:
When "Bricklayer Bill" Won the 1917 Boston Marathon, It Was a Victory For All Irish Americans

History.com:
The Daring Deep Sea Divers Who Helped Crack WWI German Codes

Flashbak:
Jakob Tuggener's Sensational Photos Of Weapons Factories In Neutral Switzerland

Smithsonian Magazine:
The Story of Brownie Wise, the Ingenious Marketer Behind the Tupperware Party

History.com:
11 Things You Didn't Know About '2001: A Space Odyssey'

April 13, 2018

ABC Australia:
Australia's Nazi rockets: How German V-2 flying bombs made their way Down Under

Cincinnati Enquirer:
59 years ago today, the world met the Mercury 7. Ohio was there, too.

San Diego Union-Tribune:
From the Archives April 12, 1961: First Spaceman Orbits Earth

BBC History Extra:
Yuri Gagarin: 8 things you (probably) didn't know about the first man in space

Cleveland Plain Dealer:
Yuri Gagarin, first man in space, still celebrated 57 years later (photos)

WTTW - PBS Chicago:
Apollo 8 Astronauts Recount Historic Mission at 'Rocket Men' Book Launch

Popular Science:
Is a hot dog a sandwich? The Apollo 13 astronauts had some thoughts

April 12, 2018

Spaceflight Now:
SpaceX rocket test-fired at Cape Canaveral for NASA telescope launch

Spaceflight Insider:
InSight lander nearly ready for journey to Mars

Universe Today:
Zoom In, and In, and In! on this Amazing Falcon 9 Photo by Brady Kenniston

Outer Places:
NASA Releases an Impressive New Video Showing a 4K Tour of the Moon

Astrobiology Magazine:
A cosmic gorilla effect could blind the detection of aliens

April 11, 2018

Popular Mechanics:
NASA's Next Great Planet Hunter Has Arrived

Space News:
SpaceX proposes to conduct Dragon splashdowns in Gulf of Mexico

Spaceflight Insider:
China conducts surprise launch of Long March 4C rocket, lofts four satellites into space

Outer Places:
Large 'Hole' in The Sun Will Cause a Geomagnetic Storm and Flashier Auroras

Popular Mechanics:
The Rocket Fuel Rivalry Shaping the Future of Spaceflight

April 10, 2018

Nine Network Australia:
Westall flying saucer: One of Australia's baffling mysteries unsolved 52 years on

Spaceflight Now:
NASA's InSight lander inside one month to launch toward Mars

Space.com:
Secretive X-37B Military Space Plane Wings Past 200 Days in Orbit

Spaceflight Now:
Investigation into Zuma failure reportedly lays blame on Northrop Grumman

Outer Places:
Northrop Grumman is Blamed For The Disappearance of Mysterious Government 'Zuma' Satellite

Space News:
NASA studying sensor issue with Parker Solar Probe

Outer Places:
NASA's First Mission to The Sun is Entering Its Final Preparations Before Launch

Spaceflight Now:
NASA is counting on long-lived Mars orbiter lasting another decade

April 9, 2018

Spaceflight Now:
Virgin Galactic completes first rocket-powered test flight since 2014

Spaceflight Now:
Boeing proposes extending test flight of commercial crew capsule

Space News:
NASA studies extending Boeing commercial crew test flight to support ISS

Spaceflight Now:
Saturn's clouds run deep, rings may rain organics

Spaceflight Now:
Video: SpaceShipTwo rocket plane soars on supersonic test flight

WEEKEND EDITION: April 7, 2018 through April 8, 2018

Outer Places:
Harvard Physicists Say They've Calculated the Exact Day the Universe Will End

Popular Science:
The big bang got its name from a man who thought the theory was total nonsense

IEEE Spectrum:
Helping Robots Express Themselves When They Fail

IEEE Spectrum:
Festo's New Bionic Robots Include Rolling Spider, Flying Fox

Daily Mail:
Earth had water BEFORE the giant impact that created the moon: Breakthrough study suggests life may be more widespread in the universe than thought

New Atlas:
For sale: 28-ft-long, 155 million-year-old carnivorous dinosaur skeleton

Daily Mail:
Scientists unearth fossils of 30 FOOT LONG 'badass' dinosaur with serrated teeth and 'wickedly hooked claws' that terrorized Patagonia 85 million years ago

Popular Mechanics:
"One in a Million" Young T. Rex Fossil Found in Montana

Popular Mechanics:
An Ancient Lizard Had Four Eyes But We Don't Know Why

JStor:
The Platypus is Even Weirder Than You Thought

Stuff NZ:
13,000-year-old human footprints found on Canadian island

The History Blog:
Hatshepsut relief identified at Swansea University

Daily Mail:
Body of fearsome Chinese warlord Cao Cao is finally found in a 1,800-year-old Han Dynasty tomb despite ancient efforts to hide the site

Outer Places:
New Analysis of a Crystal Viking 'Sunstone' Shows It Could Accurately Navigate the Oceans

JStor:
The French King Who Believed He Was Made of Glass

BBC History Extra:
Sisters of mercy: the Biddenden Maids

History.com:
Viking Village With 'Graffiti' Found in Dublin

BBC History Extra:
Arthur, Catherine and Henry: a story of early Tudor triumph and tragedy

The History Blog:
University of Aberdeen painting is by Canaletto

The History Blog:
Buy your own hoard of (shady) nickels

Smithsonian Magazine:
Where to See the Fabled Faberge Imperial Easter Eggs

Air & Space Magazine:
The Lies of Elmo Pickerill

History.com:
These Women Taught Depression-Era Americans to Use Electricity

Smithsonian Magazine:
Journalist Virginia Irwin Broke Barriers When She Reported From Berlin at the End of WWII

Air & Space Magazine:
The Black Christmas Disaster

History.com:
How Dolls Helped Win Brown v. Board of Education

The Conversation:
Much of what you think you know about Linda Brown - a central figure in Brown v. Board of Education - is wrong

History.com:
LBJ Announced He Wouldn't Run Again. Political Chaos Ensued

NorthJersey.com:
What's the one thing that '2001' got right in 1968?

April 6, 2018

The Aviationist:
Amazing Video Shows Ultra-Low Level Flying From The Cockpit Of A U.S. F-16. And Here's Why This Kind Of Training Is Still Important Today.

HistoryNet:
Night Raider

Daily Breeze:
South Bay History: Local aerospace industry launched the fastest plane ever built

Business Insider:
NASA's future spacesuits could revolutionize how astronauts explore the solar system

Space.com:
Gemini Program: Two-Man Prep for Moon Missions

AV Geekery:
NASA Apollo 6 Paved America's Pathway to the Moon 50 years ago

The Conversation:
60 years in orbit for 'grapefruit satellite' - the oldest human object in space

Atlas Obscura:
GIFs in Space!

April 5, 2018

Spaceflight Now:
Dragon cargo capsule reaches space station for second time

Spaceflight Insider:
CRS-14 Dragon berths with International Space Station

Spaceflight Insider:
Gallery: Used CRS-14 Dragon capsule flies atop used Falcon 9 rocket

Universe Today:
NASA Simulates Their Orion Abort System. Now That Would be a Crazy Ride

Outer Places:
Former Nuclear Missile Motor Will Find a New Home in NASA's Orion Spacecraft

Astrobiology Magazine:
NASA is Ready to Study the Heart of Mars

April 4, 2018

CBC:
Mint's newest coin showcases famous Falcon Lake UFO encounter in Manitoba

Denison Herald Democrat:
DONNA HUNT: Local UFO sightings date back 140 years

Popular Mechanics:
NASA Picks Lockheed Martin to Make Low-Boom Supersonic X-Plane

Popular Mechanics:
Prototype Satellite Launched on SpaceX Rocket Will Try to Clean Up Space Junk

Space News:
Proton, Soyuz engine reinspections complete, Roscosmos says

Space News:
NOAA explains restriction on SpaceX launch webcast

Spaceflight Now:
ISRO loses contact with new communications satellite

Outer Places:
NASA and ESA Test Their High-Tech Mars Parachutes For Upcoming Martian Missions

Outer Places:
The Harsh Clouds of Venus Could Still Support Unique Kinds of Alien Life

Astrobiology Magazine:
Comet Provides Rare Chance To Study Solar System's Origins

Outer Places:
Astronomers Just Found the Most Distant Star Ever Observed: A Giant Blue 'Sun' 9 Billion Light-Years Away

April 3, 2018

Daily Mail:
Chinese space station smashes to Earth at 17,000mph off the coast of Tahiti: Nine-ton installation the size of a school bus comes crashing into the atmosphere in a huge fireball and just misses tropical paradise

Spaceflight Now:
Mysterious Russian reconnaissance satellite successfully launched

Space News:
SpaceX launches reused Dragon to ISS

Spaceflight Insider:
SpaceX CRS-14 Dragon heading toward ISS after successful Falcon 9 launch

Spaceflight Now:
Two new satellites join China's Beidou navigation fleet

Spaceflight Insider:
Long March 4C orbits trio of Gaofen-1 Earth-observing satellites

Spaceflight Now:
India tests upgraded engine tech in successful communications satellite launch

April 2, 2018

Toledo Blade:
Close encounters of the Toledo kind: Fravor pursued UFO in 2004

Fort Worth Star-Telegram:
Reward offered for return of stolen UFO alien grave marker in Texas

CBC:
Sky-watcher catches big, bright and loud fireball near Anzac on video

New York Times:
China's Space Station Has Finally Fallen Back to Earth

Spaceflight Now:
Spacewalkers accomplish all objectives in six-hour excursion

Spaceflight Insider:
SpaceX CRS-14 mission all set for science

Space.com:
Liftoff! Used SpaceX Rocket Launches 10 Iridium Satellites into Orbit

Space News:
Falcon 9 deploys Iridium satellites after SpaceX ends video citing NOAA's orders

Daily Mail:
SpaceX's $6 million nose cone misses the firm's giant ship-mounted 'catcher's mitt' and CRASHES into the ocean in 'high speed' impact after successful Falcon 9 launch

WEEKEND EDITION: March 31, 2018 through April 1, 2018

WREG-TV:
Visiting Memphis 50 years after King's assassination

Minneapolis Star-Tribune:
In Memphis, walking in MLK's footsteps

Chicago Tribune:
The tense months before Martin Luther King Jr.'s assassination

Chicago Tribune/Beacon News:
'Angry one minute ... full of sorrow the next': Aurora area residents remember MLK assassination

Lexington Herald-Leader:
50 years ago: How a murder and a speech were wake-up calls for segregated Lexington.

Reuters:
Book excerpt: After MLK death, RFK 'poured his heart out'

The Conversation:
Martin Luther King Jr. had a much more radical message than a dream of racial brotherhood

The Atlantic:
Martin Luther King Jr. Changed a Nation in Only 13 Years

Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Charlotte News & Observer:
The day he was killed, Martin Luther King Jr. was supposed to be in North Carolina

Memphis Commercial Appeal:
Chance meeting with Martin Luther King Jr. forever changed members of college choir

Minnesota Public Radio:
The Memphis sanitation workers strike: King's last cause for economic justice

Newsy:
The Man In The Middle Of The Memphis Sanitation Workers Strike

Memphis Commercial Appeal:
Leading up to 6:01: The last 32 hours of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Birmingham News:
Alabama's tragic ties to Martin Luther King's murder

BBC News:
Did Martin Luther King predict his own death?

Daily Mail:
A shot rings out from a bathroom window and Martin Luther King lies dying - sparking race riots across the U.S. within hours: A minute by haunting minute on the assassination that scarred America's soul

USA Today:
For those who were at the Lorraine Motel, what does it mean to be a witness to martyrdom?

USA Today:
The Witness: Clara Ester, the Lorraine Motel and the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.

The Hechinger Report:
A Devastating Moment: Teachers and students who lived through it recall Martin Luther King's assassination

Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
Atlanta's 4-mile goodbye to King

New York Times:
Dr. King's Complex Relationship With the Camera

The Australian:
The dream lives on

March 30, 2018

Popular Mechanics:
Lockheed Martin Unveils MQ-25 'Stingray' Tanker Drone Design for the Navy

Flight Global:
Lockheed's Skunk Works reveals missing link in secret UAV history

Daily Mail:
Putin it in your back garden? Soviet Cold War missile which could fly at four times the speed of sound is bought for £15,600 at auction

Air & Space Magazine:
Why Was the Discovery of the Jet Stream Mostly Ignored?

Air & Space Magazine:
The First Space Ace

East Bay Times:
Alameda man trained astronauts in NASA's Golden Age of space travel

March 29, 2018

KIRO:
Bonney Lake crash and UFO mystery reveal hidden history

Toledo Blade:
Toledo native recalls close encounter with UFO

Space.com:
Telescope Spots Doomed Chinese Space Station (Photo)

Popular Mechanics:
Why It's So Dang Hard to Predict Where Tiangong-1 Will Come Down

Daily Mail:
All systems FLOW! Awesome moment 450,000 gallons of water burst into the sky during temperature control test at NASA's JFK Space Center

Spaceflight Insider:
Era ends as Kepler planet hunting satellite runs out of fuel

Outer Places:
SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket Created a Hole In Earth's Atmosphere During a Launch

Space.com:
Earth Likely Had Water Before Moon-Forming Smashup

Outer Places:
NASA's InSight Lander Will Look Under the Surface of Mars For the First Time

Space.com:
Interstellar Visitor 'Oumuamua Never Should Have Left Home, Theories Say

Outer Places:
Astronomers Say Newfound Metal Planet as Dense as Mercury May Finally Reveal How Our Solar System Formed

March 28, 2018

Spaceflight Now:
Ground equipment problem slips next Falcon 9 launch to Friday

Outer Places:
NASA's James Webb Telescope is Delayed Yet Again After Failing Its Latest Tests

Spaceflight Now:
Webb telescope's launch delayed until 2020

Outer Places:
Scientists Say Strange 'Meridianiite' Crystals Have Finally Solved the Mystery of Mars' Missing Oceans and Alien Life

Outer Places:
Astronomers Say They've Found a Brown Dwarf With Its Own Planet for the First Time in History

March 27, 2018

Spaceflight Insider:
Tiangong-1 to fall to Earth over Easter weekend

Universe Today:
China is Working on a Rocket as Powerful as the Saturn V, Could Launch by 2030

Outer Places:
NASA Has No Plans To Purchase Any Falcon Heavy Rockets From SpaceX

New Atlas:
Prototype emergency spacesuits face first splashdown tests

Universe Today:
Volcanoes on Mars Helped Form its Early Oceans

Outer Places:
New 'Isotopic Evolution' Theory Finally Explains Why Planets Are All So Different in the Solar System

March 26, 2018

Hertfordshire Mercury:
The night a WW2 RAF navigator was left puzzled by a UFO over Hertfordshire

Spaceflight Now:
Soyuz spacecraft with crew of three docks with space station

Spaceflight Insider:
International Space Station crew size doubles with Soyuz MS-08 docking

Spaceflight Now:
Atlas 5 rocket assembled for first Mars mission launch from Vandenberg

Outer Places:
Rocket Lab's Giant Space Disco Ball 'Humanity Star' Incinerated as It Fell Back to Earth Ahead of Schedule

Outer Places:
Curiosity Rover Celebrates Its 2000th Martian Day on the Red Planet

Universe Today:
70,000 Years Ago a Nearby Star Messed With the Orbits Of Comets and Asteroids in our Solar System

WEEKEND EDITION: March 24, 2018 through March 25, 2018

Phys.org:
The universe is a hologram and other mind-blowing theories in theoretical physics

Forbes:
This Is Why Our Universe Didn't Collapse Into A Black Hole

Scientific American:
Quantum Physicists Double the "Bandwidth" of the Universe

Forbes:
Ask Ethan: Where Is The Line Between Mathematics And Physics?

Outer Places:
Bipedal Robot Gets Around With Jet-Powered Feet

Wired:
Watch a Robot 'Hen' Adopt a Flock of Chicks

Daily Mail:
Earth's oxygen burst into production 'like a FIREHOSE' 2.3 billion years ago in a rapid event that transformed the planet into a habitable world

National Geographic:
Five New Fossil Forests Found in Antarctica

Daily Nation:
Kenya is splitting, and this rift at Suswa is just the beginning

The Conversation:
The dinosaur that got away: how we diagnosed a 200-million-year-old infected predator bite

BBC News:
Triceratops may have had horns to attract mates

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette:
Scientific journal publishes research on dinosaur type discovered in Arkansas

National Geographic:
Why Ravens and Crows Are Earth's Smartest Birds

The History Blog:
2,200-year-old liquor found in Chinese tomb

History.com:
This 14th-Century African Emperor Remains the Richest Person in History

BBC History Extra:
11 things you (probably) didn't know about Anne Boleyn

Atlas Obscura:
375 Years Later, English Schoolchildren Still Learn About a Magic Propaganda Dog

The History Blog:
Keen-eyed Hearst Castle guides spot key to painting's long-lost author

The History Blog:
Ten Auspicious Landscapes of Taishan: a Qing materpiece rediscovered

JStor:
Charles Knowlton, The Father of American Birth Control

History.com:
The Forgotten Fire That Leveled New York

The Conversation:
What really killed Prince Albert?

Daily Mail:
The Baptist minister's son, 14, who turned into the Wild West's most notorious outlaw: Earliest known photograph of Jesse James is bought for $10 on eBay by collector who is set to sell it for thousands

The History Blog:
Album with earliest Harriet Tubman picture digitized

Smithsonian Magazine:
Ruth McGinnis: The Queen of Billiards

Atlas Obscura:
The Student Yearbooks of a Japanese-American Detention Camp

BBC History Extra:
5 myths of the Second World War's Great Escape

Timeline:
Jackie Robinson was once humiliated and court-martialed for sitting next to a black woman people thought was white

The Aviationist:
73 Years Ago Today: The Deadliest Air Raid in History, Operation Meetinghouse.

History.com:
Inside the Rise and Fall of Toys 'R' Us

History.com:
How the Black Panthers Inspired California's Strict Gun Laws

Timeline:
This woman was held hostage and drugged because she knew too much about Watergate

The Conversation:
Archbishop Oscar Romero was gunned down inside his own church 38 years ago. Soon he'll become El Salvador's first saint

New Atlas:
Gallery: Final and lasting impressions from the 2018 Geneva Motor Show

Flashbak:
Ads From the 1964 Earls Court Motor Show Catalogue

March 23, 2018

Jalopnik:
There's Now A Haynes Repair Manual For The F-14 Tomcat

The Drive:
This Could Be Your Only Chance To Buy A Flyable Phantom Fighter Jet

HistoryNet:
Supersonic Gamble

Gizmodo:
Here's What It Was Like To Fly On The Soviet Concorde

Inquisitr:
NASA Historian Says Estimated Amount Of Trash On Moon Sounds Accurate

Air & Space Magazine:
Betting on the Moon

March 22, 2018

National Geographic Australia:
The UFO Sighting On Kangaroo Island

New York Magazine:
A Sociologist Unpacks Our Fixation With Aliens

Spaceflight Insider:
Soyuz MS-08 trio lights up Kazakh sky to begin 2-day trek to ISS

Space.com:
Soyuz Rocket Launches US-Russian Crew to Space Station

Popular Mechanics:
China Working on a New Heavy-Lift Rocket as Powerful as Saturn V

Astrobiology Magazine:
Mars' oceans formed early, possibly aided by massive volcanic eruptions

San Jose Mercuiry News:
There's a chance an asteroid will hit us in 2135, but NASA has a plan

Outer Places:
A Passing Star Shook Our Solar System 70,000 Years Ago

March 21, 2018

New York Magazine:
Reasons to Believe

Artsy:
These Drawings Show How Pop Culture Has Changed the Way We See UFOs

Space News:
Alaskan spaceport to host secretive commercial launch

Spaceflight Now:
ULA touts new Vulcan rocket in competition with SpaceX

Spaceflight Insider:
Astrobotic ready to become delivery service to the Moon

Seeker:
These Are the New Experiments Heading to the International Space Station

Space News:
NASA to allow nuclear power systems for next Discovery mission

March 20, 2018

Outer Places:
ESA Announces When and Where China's Rogue Space Station Will Crash to Earth

Space News:
NASA investigation linked 2015 Falcon 9 failure to design error

Outer Places:
NASA Might Send a Flying Drone to Mars Alongside New Rover

Outer Places:
The Rare Metals on Mars Came From a Giant Collision

Outer Places:
'Oumuamua Origin Discovered: Asteroid Came From Tatooine-Like Binary Star System

March 19, 2018

Spaceflight Now:
Fourth satellite in new Chinese spy fleet successfully launched

Daily Mail:
NASA's Kepler Space Telescope only has a few months left to live: Agency says the planet-hunting spacecraft is running out of fuel after nine years in space

Outer Places:
Russian Scientists Are Testing Lasers to Blow Up Deadly Asteroids

Forbes:
Space Is Full Of Planets, And Most Of Them Don't Even Have Stars

Popular Mechanics:
All Galaxies Take a Billion Years to Rotate. Which Is Really Cool, and Totally Weird.

ST. PATRICK'S DAY WEEKEND EDITION:
March 17, 2018 through March 18, 2018


Forbes:
The Theory Of Everything: Remembering Stephen Hawking's Greatest Contribution

Forbes:
We Still Don't Understand Why Time Only Flows Forward

The Conversation:
The search for the value of pi

Popular Mechanics:
The Hilarious (and Terrifying?) Ways Algorithms Have Outsmarted Their Creators

Daily Mail:
All the better to scare you with: Japanese farmers use bizarre robotic WOLVES that howl when approached to ward off wild boars

Outer Places:
Rare Crystallized Water is Discovered Inside a Super-Deep Diamond

Live Science:
Greenland Is Literally Cracking Apart and Flooding the World

Popular Mechanics:
Listen to the First Recording of 'Volcanic Thunder'

Daily Mail:
Half a BILLION-year-old brains of terrifying sea monsters related to today's spiders and insects are found perfectly preserved in Greenland

The Guardian:
Burning coal may have caused Earth's worst mass extinction

Atlas Obscura:
Found: Fossilized Pterodactyls With 30-Foot Wingspans

The Guardian:
Archaeopteryx 'flew in bursts like a pheasant', scientists say

Daily Mail:
Complex human cultures are OLDER than thought, according to ancient pigments and 320,000-year-old stone tools found in Kenya

Daily Mail:
Modern humans interbred with mysterious Denisovans at least TWICE after leaving Africa 200,000 years ago (and millions of people today still have their DNA)

History.com:
Julius Caesar's Forgotten Assassin

Atlas Obscura:
The Quest to Find the Lost Column of Venice

BBC History Extra:
The Duke of Cumberland and his valet: a bloody tale of attempted murder

History.com:
200 Years Ago, 'Frankenstein' Was Born During a Ghastly Vacation

Atlas Obscura:
Thomas Edison Was an Early Adopter of the Word 'Bug'

History.com:
Teddy Roosevelt's Bold (But Doomed) Battle to Change American Spelling

Atlas Obscura:
Remembering the Coral Route and Its Luxurious Flying Boats

The Conversation:
The man responsible for making March Madness the moneymaking bonanza it is today

BBC History Extra:
Ruth Ellis and the hanging that rocked a nation

History.com:
Why MLK Encouraged 225,000 Chicago Kids to Cut Class in 1963

History.com:
How Freedom Rider Diane Nash Risked Her Life to Desegregate the South

The Guardian:
How we made 2001: A Space Odyssey

Popular Mechanics:
Whatever Happened to the V-Chip?

The Conversation:
How China is rebooting retail

The Conversation:
100 years later, the madness of daylight saving time endures

The Conversation:
The dark side of daylight saving time

Popular Mechanics:
Watch These Cool GIFs Restore Ancient Ruins to Their Former Glory

Popular Mechanics:
The Ides of March and 24 Other Superstitions Explained

The Conversation:
10 things to know about the real St. Patrick

March 16, 2018

Popular Mechanics:
Largest Jet Engine in the World Takes First Flight

Popular Mechanics:
Ukraine Is Building a Spaceplane for...Saudi Arabia?

Spaceflight History:
Around the Moon in 80 Hours (1958)

Spaceflight History:
Dreaming a Different Apollo, Part Seven: Hypersonic NASA

Popular Mechanics:
The Owner's Guide To Your New Space Station

March 15, 2018

NewsHub NZ:
Kaikoura UFO mystery still flummoxing locals 40 years on

Spaceflight Now:
Musk: Atmospheric tests of interplanetary spaceship could happen next year

Spaceflight Now:
NASA releases summary of investigation into SpaceX's 2015 launch failure

Outer Places:
New Horizons Space Probe Will Visit the Extremely Distant 'Ultima Thule'

Astronomy Magazine:
Simulations show how Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko likely formed

Outer Places:
Hubble Tracks Down a 'Relic Galaxy' Near the Milky Way

March 14, 2018

Drive -- The War Zone:
Learjet And Airbus Had Strange Encounter With Mysterious Craft Over Arizona

Mirage News:
Mysterious loud boom shakes Oklahoma, locals report green and orange flashes

KOCO TV:
National Weather Service: Loud 'boom' could have been 'breaking up of a meteor'

Daily Mail:
Spot the space station! Astronomer captures image of China's out-of-control Tiangong-1 streaking across the sky as experts scramble to figure out where it will land

Outer Places:
SpaceX Mars Rocket Will Begin Test Flights as Early as 2019

Spaceflight Insider:
Elon Musk says 1st flight of SpaceX's Mars spaceship may happen in 2019

Outer Places:
Secrets Behind Water on the Moon Revealed in Lunar Creation Simulation

Spaceflight Insider:
NASA releases 360-degree video of InSight Mars lander test lab

March 13, 2018

Fairfield Citizen:
65th anniversary of UFO event Thursday

News.com Australia:
What caused one of the world's largest ever UFO sightings?

Spaceflight Insider:
SpaceX's most recent launch carried a secret military-funded experiment

Space News:
Mysteries surrounding July 14 Soyuz flight solved? Not quite.

Outer Places:
Super-Earth With Liquid Water Found With 14 Other New Planets Orbiting Cool Dwarf Stars

March 12, 2018

News.com Australia:
Footage of mysterious UFO above ocean stuns military personnel

IEEE Spectrum:
FCC Accuses Stealthy Startup of Launching Rogue Satellites

Outer Places:
NASA is Designing an Asteroid-Destroying Spacecraft Named 'HAMMER'

Astrobiology Magazine:
NASA Juno Findings - Jupiter's Jet-Streams Are Unearthly

Astrobiology Magazine:
Comet Chury formed by a catastrophic collision

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

Gizmodo:
Fundamental Equation of Quantum Physics Also Describes Rings and Disks in Space

Forbes:
This Experiment Famously Tried To Disprove Relativity. Here's What Went Wrong

CNBC:
This 13-foot robot cost over $100 million to develop and looks like it's straight out of a sci-fi movie

Daily Mail:
Blink and you'll miss it! Watch the jaw-dropping moment a robot solves a Rubik's Cube in .38 seconds, shattering the world record

Astrobiology Magazine:
Modern volcanism tied to events occurring soon after Earth's birth

Daily Mail:
Newly-found 'super-deep diamond' in Africa contains a rare Earth mineral never seen before on our planet

Forbes:
Scientists May Have Found The Birthplace Of Magnetic Field Reversals

Daily Mail:
Burned clay Bantu huts from 1,000 years ago have revealed how southern Africa's magnetic field has become so weak that it's dangerous for satellites to enter it

Ars Technica:
African rainforests vanished for 600 years, then bounced back - why?

Stuff NZ:
Fossils of surprisingly tiny flightless Central Otago birds present a mystery

Daily Mail:
Family of four mammoth skeletons including a rare 1-year-old infant goes up for sale AGAIN after first auction fails to meet £400,000 price tag

Forbes:
Why Do Canadian Geese Fly At Night?

National Geographic:
Discovering Gilgamesh, the World's First Action Hero

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

The History Blog:
Rome Metro construction reveals centurion's villa

National Geographic:
Zenobia, the Rebel Queen Who Took On Rome

Smithsonian Magazine:
Rubens' Sprawling Castle in the Belgian Countryside Is on the Market

Forbes:
The All Saints' Day Earthquake That Changed The World

The History Blog:
Bought for $20, little teapot with big history sells huge

The History Blog:
Slavery Museum acquires painting of abolition icon

HistoryNet:
Alexander Hamilton's Death: Suicide or Lost Shot

JStor:
How the Thames Tunnel Revealed London's Class Divide

HistoryNet:
Conversation Piece: J.E.B. The Inventor

HistoryNet:
The War In Their Words: I Do Not Think of Peace

HistoryNet:
The New Art of War: General Rains' 'villainously concealed' mines

History.com:
Why the Civil War Actually Ended 16 Months After Lee Surrendered

HistoryNet:
Mary Mann Hamilton: Delta Pioneer Woman

HistoryNet:
Longstreet's Second Lady

HistoryNet:
Meade in Allegory: The general's Washington, D.C., memorial took years to complete

Smithsonian Magazine:
Long-Lost Monet, Sent Away for Safekeeping Before WWII, Found in Louvre Storage

Timeline:
She was the first woman senator. Her term lasted exactly a day

HistoryNet:
Classic Dispatches: Siege Mentality

HistoryNet:
Hirano's Zero

Popular Mechanics:
Long-Lost World War II Aircraft Carrier Found at Last

HistoryNet:
Last Train Home

HistoryNet:
Who Shot Down Major Davis?

Popular Mechanics:
Russia Introduces Two New Nightmare Missiles

New Atlas:
Four "million-dollar barnfinds" go to auction this week

New Atlas:
At a glance: Amelia Island Auctions - every car in order of estimate

March 9, 2018

The Atlantic:
New Mexico's Sad Bet on Space Exploration

Popular Mechanics:
Now We Know Where the B-21 Secret Stealth Bomber Will Be Tested

Popular Mechanics:
China Is Building a Spaceplane of Its Own

The Aviationist:
This Is What The Northern Lights Look Like From Inside a U-2 "Dragon Lady" Spyplane

Universe Today:
Astronaut Scott Tingle Was Able To Control A Ground-Based Robot... From Space.

Spaceflight History:
Creation of an Artificial Lunar Atmosphere (1974)

Toronto Star:
Avro Arrow sheet metal worker was there the day the project died in 1959

March 8, 2018

Vice:
Government Documents Reveal Canada Took UFOs Seriously

BGR:
A skyscraper-sized asteroid just cruised by Earth - watch it fly by in this video

Seattle Times:
Loud boom, flash in sky over Grays Harbor County jolt Western Washington

RT:
Night turned into day: Dazzling 'meteor' blazes across sky in Russian Urals (VIDEOS)

Spaceflight Now:
Europe's ExoMars orbiter nears start of methane-sniffing science mission

Popular Science:
Venus may once have been habitable. Now it can tell us if other worlds might be as well.

Outer Places:
Jupiter's Storms Extend Deep Into the Planet's Insides

SyFy Wire:
An asteroid is about to embark on a very long voyage to interstellar space

March 7, 2018

Outer Places:
Secret Pentagon UFO Program 'Still Exists' and It's Investigating 'Significant Pilot Encounters'

Cumbria Mail:
Meteor in sky over South Cumbria captured on dashcam footage

Spaceflight Insider:
SpaceX launches 50th Falcon 9, orbits bus-sized Hispasat 30W-6

Spaceflight Now:
Soyuz launch from French Guiana delayed to Friday

Spaceflight Insider:
Mobile launcher gets Orion crew access arm, inches closer to completion

Spaceflight Now:
Photos: Atlas 5 blasts off with GOES-S weather satellite

Spaceflight Insider:
NASA telescopes discover water-rich exoplanet atmosphere

Forbes:
Why Do All The Planets Orbit In The Same Plane?

Popular Mechanics:
Falcon Heavy for the Outer Solar System

March 6, 2018

Newsweek:
2017 VR12: Asteroid That Could Be Bigger Than Empire State Building Is About to Pass by Earth

The Guardian:
China's Tiangong-1 space station will crash to Earth within weeks

Astrobiology Magazine:
Curiosity Tests a New Way to Drill on Mars

Forbes:
Sorry, Super-Earth Fans, There Are Only Three Classes Of Planet

Universe Today:
Bacteria Surviving On Musk's Tesla Are Either A Bio-threat Or A Backup Copy Of Life On Earth

March 5, 2018

C|Net:
See the bus-size asteroid caught buzzing past Earth

Newcastle Herald:
A meteor flashes across the sky of Newcastle

WKOW-TV:
Meteor seen in sky over Madison area Wednesday night

Racine County Eye:
Meteor a little too close for comfort for Racine man

Ars Technica:
The Falcon 9 rocket may reach 50 launches on Tuesday

Spaceflight Now:
InSight lander flown to California for final launch preps

Spaceflight Now:
Rideshare mission for U.S. military confirmed as second Falcon Heavy launch

Daily Mail:
Moon was created out of a giant 'dust doughnut' after Earth collided with a baby planet 4.5 BILLION years ago

Live Science:
Earth Was Vaporized 4.5 Billion Years Ago, and (Maybe) That's Why We Have a Moon

Forbes:
New Theory On Moon Formation Explained [Infographic]

Daily Mail:
First light in the universe: Astronomers find signs of early stars that formed 180 million years after the Big Bang in 'revolutionary' breakthrough

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

Daily Mail:
Falling into a black hole could wipe out your past and give you an unlimited number of futures

Popular Mechanics:
AI Algorithms Are Generating Videos Out of Thin Air

Daily Mail:
Meet the cyber SLUG: Scientists develop virtual sea creature that is self-aware and behaves like predators on the ocean floor

Stuff NZ:
Really extreme' global weather event leaves scientists aghast

Daily Mail:
Norway is spending $13 million to upgrade 'doomsday' Arctic seed vault as threat of climate change grows

BBC History Extra:
6 of the most catastrophic weather events in British history

Daily Mail:
Jurassic rock that was kept in storage for 35 years is cracked open by a salesman, 45, clearing up his home to reveal 180 million-year-old ammonite fossils worth more than £2,000

Gizmodo:
Ancient Elephants and Mastodons Were Totally Down With Inter-Species Boning

Smithsonian Magazine:
Rare Mammoth Tracks Reveal an Intimate Portrait of Herd Life

Daily Mail:
Mysterious Greenland sharks that can live for more than 500 YEARS and are the 'oldest living vertebrates' are captured in incredibly rare footage

Daily Mail:
Previously unknown 'super colony' of 1.5 MILLION penguins in Antarctica's remote Danger Islands is discovered from space

JStor:
The Unexpected Result of Australia's Dingo Fence

Daily Mail:
Giant 300,000-year-old hand axes that may have been used to cut up prey by a mystery ancestor are uncovered in Spain

Daily Mail:
A glimpse into the last 15,000 years in Aberdeen: Roman bread ovens, Stone Age pits and Bronze Age Beaker pots are found during work on a new bypass

Daily Mail:
History of tattooing is rewritten after world's earliest figurative inkings are found on 5,000-year-old Egyptian mummies in the British Museum

BBC History Extra:
6 things you (probably) didn't know about animals in ancient Rome

Daily Mail:
Archaeologists in Egypt unearth the head and chest of a statue of Ramses II just days after sun ceremony marking the ancient pharaoh's birthday

Jstor:
The Other Alexander the Great

Atlas Obscura:
Found: A 700-Year-Old Ring Adorned with St. Nicholas

Smithsonian Magazine:
Richard III's Cornwall accounts for fiscal year 1483 found in 1930s royal souvenir trinket box

JStor:
How Alexander Pushkin Was Inspired By His African Heritage

History.com:
How Napoleon Plotted One of History's Greatest Prison Breaks

JStor:
Why Verdi Wrote an Opera about Sex Work

Atlas Obscura:
How Photographs Printed on Paper Changed 19th-Century America

History.com:
Chasing the Myth of Confederate Gold

Smithsonian Magazine:
Stolen Degas Found in Luggage Compartment of French Bus

Smithsonian Magazine:
The Garfield Assassination Altered American History, But Is Woefully Forgotten Today

Air & Space Magazine:
The Dark Side of Glory

History Is Power:
Kansas imprisoned more than 5,000 women and girls for having STDs

History.com:
How Japan Took Control of Korea

Atlas Obscura:
The Poignant Gulag Art by Stalin's Doomed Meteorologist

Timeline:
The black-versus-white basketball game that integrated the sport

JStor:
Why Paul Robeson Was Labelled a Psychopath

Jstor:
The End of American Film Censorship

JStor:
How Consumerism Sold Democracy to Postwar Germany

Daily Mail:
Is this what doomsday will look like? Shocking footage re-emerges of a test of the most powerful nuclear device ever detonated by the US

Atlas Obscura:
Found: Details of Picasso's Plan for His Most Massive Work of Art

History.com:
Academy Award Winners Who Rejected Their Oscars

Atlas Obscura:
A Modern Controversy Over Ancient Homosexuality

Air & Space Magazine:
Tragedy Over Texas

Popular Mechanics:
The 50 Best New Board Games

March 2, 2018

The Aviationist:
Check Out These Amazing Photos Taken By A U-2 Pilot At The Edge Of Space

Air & Space Magazine:
The Crash That Doomed Henry Ford's Flying Car

Spaceflight History:
Creation of an Artificial Lunar Atmosphere (1974)

Ars Technica:
The Greatest Leap, part 6: After Apollo, NASA still searching for an encore

Popular Mechanics:
10 Rocket Launch Failures That Changed History

March 1, 2018

EarthSky:
This asteroid will pass closer than the moon on Friday

Outer Places:
Bus-Sized Asteroid Will Pass Closer Than the Moon This Week

Spaceflight Insider:
Space station trio returns to Earth after record-setting mission

Spaceflight Now:
Soyuz spacecraft brings three station fliers home

Popular Mechanics:
A Homecoming in Photos: Two Astronauts and a Cosmonaut Return to Earth

Space News:
Falcon 9 launch to wait until after Atlas 5 mission

Spaceflight Insider:
What was a SpaceX Crew Dragon doing in Port Canaveral?

Popular Science:
Our closest neighboring star system sounds like a terrible place to live

February 28, 2018

New Atlas:
China's first space station set to re-enter atmosphere in April, but where exactly is anyone's guess

New Atlas:
European Mars orbiter completes 11-month aerobraking maneuver

Popular Mechanics:
NASA's Odyssey Captures Stunning Images of Mars' Moons

Popular Mechanics:
Stratolaunch Monster Plane Hits 40 Knots in Latest Taxi Test

February 27, 2018

Spaceflight Now:
SpaceX postpones Falcon 9 launch over payload fairing concerns

Spaceflight Now:
Japanese spy satellite launch delayed by poor weather forecast

Daily Mail:
Cimon, a floating robot that knows more than a thousand phrases, will join astronauts aboard the International Space Station this year

Spaceflight Insider:
How is NASA's InSight Mars lander different from the Phoenix Mars lander?

Astrobiology Magazine:
Venus Returns to the Dusk Sky

Popular Science:
Meet the SpaceX ships that will never go to space

February 26, 2018

ABC Australia:
South Australia's X-Files: Curious Adelaide cracks open our most mysterious UFO cases

News.com Australia:
Asteroid 2018 DU is the 17th known to pass between the Earth and Moon so far this year

WHNT-TV:
Monday night's fireball over South Carolina seen as far away as Alabama!

Space News:
SpaceX launches pair of its demo internet satellites with Spanish radar satellite

Space News:
Bad coordinates led Ariane 5 launch astray, investigators conclude

Spaceflight Insider:
Robonaut2 returning to Earth later this year

Space News:
NASA Mars exploration efforts turn to operating existing missions and planning sample return

Astrobiology Magazine:
Seven Ways Mars InSight is Different

Astrobiology Magazine:
NASA's James Webb Space Telescope to Reveal Secrets of the Red Planet

Astrobiology Magazine:
On Second Thought, the Moon's Water May Be Widespread and Immobile

WEEKEND EDITION: February 24, 2018 through February 25, 2018

Forbes:
If The Universe Is 13.8 Billion Years Old, How Can We See 46 Billion Light Years Away?

Forbes:
Black Holes Must Have Singularities, Says Einstein's Relativity

Phys.org:
Some black holes erase your past

Daily Beast:
Are We Closer to Finding a Fifth Dimension?

Forbes:
The Four Scientific Meanings Of 'Nothing'

Popular Mechanics:
Boston Dynamics' Bot Will Not Go Quietly

New Atlas:
New firefighting robot gets put to the test

Science News:
New fossils are redefining what makes a dinosaur

Irish Times:
How colourful and feathery were the dinosaurs?

Sci-News:
New Research Sheds Light on Dinosaurs of 'Lost Landmass' of Appalachia

Stuff NZ:
Amber gives a glimpse of Gondwana's forest bugs

Atlas Obscura:
The Centuries-Old Mystery of How Florida Got Its Flamingos

The History Blog:
Oldest known cave art painted by Neanderthals

Daily Mail:
How the builders of Stonehenge 5,000 years ago were almost completely wiped out by mysterious 'Beaker people' from the continent whose blood runs in Brit veins to this day

Daily Mail:
Biblical prophet's tomb blown up by Isis reveals the inscribed remains of a once opulent palace belonging to 'the king of the world' who ruled Assyria 2,700 years ago

Live Science:
Is This Seal the Earliest Evidence of Biblical Prophet Isaiah?

Daily Mail:
Fragments of 2,600-year-old Nubian king statue adorned with hieroglyphics describing how he was 'beloved of a god' are found in a Nile River temple

Stuff NZ:
Scientists discover the secret to ancient Roman 'Gate to Hell'

The History Blog:
Only known Roman boxing gloves found at Vindolanda

Atlas Obscura:
The Africans Who Called Tudor England Home

Smithsonian Magazine:
The Fantastic Beasts of John James Audubon's Little-Known Book on Mammals

San Francisco Chronicle:
Incredible 19th century daguerreotypes show the faces of the Gold Rush

San Francisco Chronicle:
Album of stunning 1906 San Francisco earthquake photos up for auction

BBC History Extra:
5 tanks that changed the course of the First World War

Daily Mail:
The heroes of D-Day in colour: The actions of brave Allied troops who fought their way on to the beaches of Normandy are illustrated as never before

Daily Mail:
Revealed: Britain's secret team of expert forgers whose masterpieces were so good they could fool top Germans in World War Two - even creating a fake passport for Hitler

Atlas Obscura:
Rediscovering the Newsletter That Inspired a Generation of Comedians

History.com:
The 1960 Winter Olympics: Where Underdogs Ruled

Timeline:
Shootings, bombings, beatings, disappearances - welcome to 1964 Mississippi

Atlas Obscura:
The Art of Chinese Propaganda Posters

History.com:
The Revolution That Was 1968

History.com:
How the Black Power Protest at the 1968 Olympics Killed Careers

February 23, 2018

Popular Mechanics:
Russia, China Will Have Anti-Satellite Weapons "Within a Few Years"

The Aviationist:
Cockpit Video Shows F/A-18E Super Hornet Performing Case II Recovery With Low Visibility And Pitching Deck

The Aviationist:
Ten Years Ago Today The U.S. Air Force Lost Its First B-2 Stealth Bomber During Take Off From Guam. And Here Are Two Videos.

Popular Mechanics:
12 Monster Planes That Dominate the Skies

Air & Space Magazine:
Bruce McCandless and His Flying Machine

Ars Technica:
The Greatest Leap, part 5: Saving the crew of Apollo 13

February 22, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

Spaceflight Insider:
MRO image shows dust covering Phoenix landing site

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

February 21, 2018

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

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

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

Spaceflight Insider:
Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter in precautionary standby mode

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

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

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

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

Popular Science:
The Little Rover That Could

February 20, 2018

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

EarthSky:
Astronomers tracking close-passing asteroid 2017 VR12

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

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

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

Space News:
NASA certifies Falcon 9 for science missions

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

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

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

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

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


Live Science:
Life Could Exist in Strange, Alien Universes

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

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

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

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

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

The History Blog:
Trail of mammoth footprints found in Oregon

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

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

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

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

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

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

BBC History Extra:
The Jews of medieval England

The History Blog:
Portrait of Henry VIII is truly Tudor

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

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

HistoryNet:
Untouchable Agent 13

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

HistoryNet:
Elizabeth Peabody: An Old Soul

History.com:
California Once Tried to Ban Black People

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

HistoryNet:
SLIDESHOW: 5 Civil War Veteran Presidents

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Atlas Obscura:
Rediscovering the Blazingly Bright Colors of Ancient Sculptures

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

February 16, 2018

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

Popular Science:
China shot down another missile in space

Popular Mechanics:
Launching To Space at a Crawl

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

HistoryNet:
Delta Dreamer

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

Popular Mechanics:
The Very Real History of Death Stars

February 15, 2018

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

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

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

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

Astrobiology Magazine:
A Piece of Mars is Going Home

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

February 14, 2018

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

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

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

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

Astrobiology Magazine:
Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter Preparing for Years Ahead

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

February 13, 2018

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

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

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

Space News:
NASA studying commercial crew contingency plans

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

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

February 12, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Forbes:
What's Wrong With Newtonian Gravity?

Popular Mechanics:
The Equation That Produces a Graph of Itself

Smithsonian Magazine:
Meet the Robots of the 2018 Olympics

Scientific American:
The Day the Earth Stood Still

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

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

Forbes:
The New Madrid Earthquake Struck 206 Years Ago

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Guardian:
Discovery of Windsor Neolithic monument excites archaeologists

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

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

The History Blog:
Warwick high school scores a Roman villa

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

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

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

Atlas Obscura:
How Lewis and Clark Helped Shape American English

Smithsonian Magazine:
The Book That Spooked the South

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Popular Mechanics:
What To Do in a Nuclear Attack

February 9, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

February 8, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

February 7, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

February 6, 2018

EarthSky:
Watch online as 2 asteroids sweep close this week

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

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

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

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

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

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

February 5, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Wired:
The Legend of Chimp, the Vaguely Humanoid Robot

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

Edmonton Sun:
Japanese cafe hires robot barista

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

HistoryNet:
Missing Alamo Missives

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

HistoryNet:
Flash-in-the-Pan Creede

Atlas Obscura:
Demystifying the Winchester Mystery House

HistoryNet:
Wizard of the Wires

HistoryNet:
Speaking in Tongues

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

HistoryNet:
The "Good" Conscientious Objector Lew Ayres

Aviation History Magazine:
Forty Seconds Over Eisenach

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

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

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

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

February 2, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Birmingham News:
Celebrating the Army's Explorer 1 legacy

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

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

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

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

February 1, 2018

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

Spaceflight Now:
Soyuz rocket fires into space with 11 satellites

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

Spaceflight Now:
Juno's latest imagery from Jupiter

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

January 31, 2018

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

New Atlas:
NASA to attempt recovery of lost IMAGE satellite

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

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

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

Forbes:
Dawn Spacecraft Shines Light On Shrouded Dwarf Planet

January 30, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

January 29, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Spaceflight Insider:
Dust storms linked to gas escaping Martian atmosphere

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

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

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

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

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

Big Think:
The 3 biggest mistakes made by Einstein

BBC News:
Meet the motorbike-racing robot

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Atlantic:
The People Who Would Survive Nuclear War

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

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

January 26, 2018

Popular Mechanics:
No Treaty Will Stop Space Weapons

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

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

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

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

Hackaday:
Space Escape: Flying A Chair To Lunar Orbit

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

January 25, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

January 24, 2018

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

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

Spaceflight Now:
Spacewalkers complete repairs to station robotic arm

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

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

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

January 23, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

January 22, 2018

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

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

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

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

Sky & Telescope:
Hunters Recover Meteorites From Michigan Fireball

Space News:
Rocket Lab Electron reaches orbit on second launch

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Science Trends:
Using Machine Learning To Study The String Landscape

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Live Science:
Untouched 'Frozen Tomb' Discovered in Siberia

BBC History Extra:
Scythians: the art of war

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

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

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

Forbes:
The Day England Outlawed Alchemy

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

BBC History Extra:
The plot to kidnap King George III

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

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

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

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

Forbes:
Nikola Tesla's Earthquake Machine

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

Smithsonian Magazine:
The Woman Who Transformed How We Teach Geography

The Atlantic:
The Accidental Poison That Founded the Modern FDA

Atlas Obscura:
Who Really Designed the American Dime?

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

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

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

Atlas Obscura:
The Little-Known History of Seafaring Pets

January 19, 2018

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

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

History Net:
The Sky's Their Canvas

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

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

Newmax:
Genius Was Behind Apollo's Lunar Legacy

January 18, 2018

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

WILX-TV:
Meteorite fragments scattered across Mid-Michigan

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

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

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

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

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

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

Spaceflight Insider:
Titan's haze captured in Cassini photo

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

January 17, 2018

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

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

Spaceflight Now:
Sharp-eyed surveillance satellite launched by China

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

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

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

January 16, 2018

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

Forbes:
Doubts About SpaceX Reliability Persist As Astronaut Missions Approach

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

Endgadget:
Chinese booster rocket nearly smashes into a small town

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

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

January 15, 2018

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

Spaceflight Insider:
Classified NROL-47 mission launches from Vandenberg

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

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

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

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

Salon:
The asteroids most likely to hit Earth

January 12, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

January 11, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

January 10, 2018

Spaceflight Now:
Fate of mystery Zuma satellite in question

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

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

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

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

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

January 9, 2018

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

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

Spaceflight Insider:
Was secret Zuma mission lost?

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

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

January 8, 2018

Spaceflight Insider:
SpaceX launches secretive 'Zuma' mission

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

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

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

Space News:
Sierra Nevada clears Dream Chaser test milestone

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

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

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

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

Smithsonian Magazine:
This Is the Largest Known Prime Number Yet

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

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

Motherboard:
Should Robots Have Legs? An Investigation

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Atlas Obscura:
The Grocery List Sketched by Michelangelo

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

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

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

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

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

Smithsonian Magazine:
The Extraordinary Life of Nikola Tesla

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

Forbes:
Baseball And The Atom Bomb

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

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

Smithsonian Magazine:
How Douglas Engelbart Invented the Future

Smithsonian Magazine:
Revisiting Vietnam 50 Years After the Tet Offensive

BBC History Extra:
Six trivial decisions that changed British history

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

January 5, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

Atlas Obscura:
How Space Stations Die

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

January 4, 2018

Spaceflight Insider:
SpaceX conducts rehearsal for classified Zuma launch

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

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

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

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

January 3, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

January 2, 2018

Muncie Star Press:
UFO mania hit Muncie hard in 1973

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

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

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

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

Sky and Telescope:
Looking Ahead: Space Missions for 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The History Blog:
Visitor identifies plant decorating medieval chest

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Popular Mechanics:
The 2018 Sci-Fi Film Guide




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