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SpaceShip Two Crash Cause Confirmed — But Is There More To The Story?

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The cause of Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShip Two crash has been determined by investigators, according to Fox News. SpaceShip Two’s feathering system, which slows the spacecraft as it returns to Earth, deployed too early and without a prompt from the pilot. However, the accident remains under investigation by the NTSB. Reportedly, the feathering system of SpaceShip… Read more »

Why NASA Never Returned To Moon: Documentary Explains Why [Video]

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It’s been nearly 50 years since the Apollo 11 Mission was successfully carried out when astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin first stepped on the surface of the moon, while Michael Collins floated in lunar obit awaiting their return. Since then, nine other humans have walked the lunar surface. However, a question about the space… Read more »

Middle East Stone Circles Mystery Aided By Aerial Imagery

Middle East Stone Circles in Jordan

Huge geoglyphs in Jordan, often referred to as the Middle East Stone Circles, are a mystery to archaeologists, but new aerial photography of the stone circles may help explain their purpose. There are 11 sets of Middle East stone circles known so far, and they are estimated to be about 2,000 years old. They appear… Read more »

ESA Uses Science Fiction To Draw Attention To Comet Mission

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You wouldn’t think that the ESA (European Space Agency) would need to pull any stunts to promote its Rosetta mission to Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. The prospect of successfully trailing and landing a remote satellite on the comet seems thrilling enough. However, the ESA teamed up with an Oscar-nominated movie director, Tomek Bagiński, to produce a short… Read more »

Lizards In Florida Are Evolving Right Before Our Very Eyes

Carolina anoles, a species of lizards typically found in Florida, is evolving faster than the usual, with visible evolutionary changes within just 20 generations

Lizards in Florida are evolving right before our very eyes, according to scientists who have tracked the lizards’ evolutionary progress over the past 15 years. In a classic case of natural selection and what biologists call “character displacement,” Florida’s Anolis carolinensis — more commonly known as green or Carolina anole — are being forced to… Read more »

Scientists Fear Space May Make Astronauts Infertile

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Scientists fear that being in space for a long time may make both male and female astronauts infertile, as studies suggest. Experiments in animals show that space radiation causes damage to the sperm reproduction of men and to ovaries of women. In a study conducted by researchers at University of Kansas’ Department of Molecular Integrative… Read more »

Google Executive Skydives From Over 25 Miles High — New Record!

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Something strange happened early yesterday morning in the sky above Roswell, New Mexico, and though it had to do with a little flying man, it had nothing to do with aliens. Alan Eustace, 57, an executive for Google, made the highest parachute skydive jump ever — from 135,000 feet! According to the New York Times,… Read more »

Archaeologists Discover 6,000 Year Old Prehistoric Temple In Ukraine!

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Archaeologists researching a massive prehistoric settlement in Ukraine have come across the remains of a temple that is thought to be at least 6000 years old. Measuring 197 x 66 feet in size, the temple was made of wood and was a two storied structure, reports the Christian Science Monitor. According to archaeologists Nataliya Burdo… Read more »