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From zero to 100mph in 1.2 seconds, the SuperDraco thruster delivers

Ars Technica - ‎2 hours ago‎
SpaceX will use a different type of engine, the SuperDraco thruster, to propulsively land on the red planet. Here's how the landing will work: as the Dragon (dubbed Red Dragon) begins its descent to Mars at supersonic speeds, the spacecraft will fire ...

Flightless survivors: Incredible invertebrate diversity in Los Angeles metropolitan area

Science Daily - ‎4 hours ago‎
It enables escape, dispersion, and exploration. Lacking flight keeps you grounded -- sometimes for a long time even from ... This major evolutionary breakthrough, which has occurred more than once in the past, is also a reason why insects are currently ...
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Prince William wishes Sir David Attenborough happy 90th birthday: He's a national treasure - ‎10 hours ago‎
"Britain is incredibly proud to have the greatest naturalist on the planet. For just as you treasure the world, so the world rightly treasures you.

The meteoric rise of NASA's social media program

TechRadar - ‎6 hours ago‎
I once had to make a concerted effort to hunt down news and images from NASA, but now it seems like I couldn't escape the it even if I tried.

How best to counter climate change

Toronto Star - ‎16 hours ago‎
First, physics, to explain how the Earth system continues to retain excess energy, mostly in the form of heat. ... However, cap and trade is yet another way for corporations to escape responsibility. ... Is this why they continue to fiddle while the ...

Education is the best medicine for growing cases of 'affluenza'

The National - ‎7 hours ago‎
The reason Ethan Couch has made the news again is because he recently fled to Mexico to escape trial now that he is an adult.
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Science or science fiction? How an Italian doctor hopes to perform first human head transplant

The Independent - ‎22 hours ago‎
As a bullied schoolboy, the man who now claims he can complete the first human head transplant was dismally aware of his pitiable social status - “cookie-cutter nerd” - and sought fictional escape. His attachment to Spider-Man's Peter Parker, another ...

Long Live The King Starts In X-O Manowar #47

Bleeding Cool News - ‎41 minutes ago‎
Torn from family, his people, and his nation, he spent years plotting his escape…until the day came that he was able to seize a weapon of incalculable destruction - a sentient suit of alien armor - and become X-O Manowar!
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'Ratchet & Clank' Review: Video Game Movie is the Worst of Two Mediums

Indie Wire - ‎Apr 28, 2016‎
... and thought that it might be a fun idea to promote it by partnering with Rainmaker Studios - an animation house responsible for 11 Barbie movies and "Escape from Planet Earth" - in order to create a feature-length film that essentially told the ...

Neuroscientist David Eagleman on What Is Possible in the Cosmos

Smithsonian - ‎Apr 29, 2016‎
I took some philosophy classes as an undergrad and I started feeling like I couldn't escape this notion that if we could understand the perceptual machinery by which we were viewing the world, a lot of the questions we ask would be changed or would be ...

Travel: Beautiful Botswana

Belfast Newsletter - ‎7 hours ago‎
This September, the former British protectorate celebrates 50 years of independence, and having been tipped by Lonely Planet as the top country to visit in 2016, tourist numbers are set to further swell. Along with a good track record for safety and a ...

Rainmaker Entertainment Announces Financial Results for the 4th Quarter and Fiscal Year End 2015

Marketwired (press release) - ‎Apr 29, 2016‎
Rainmaker's first feature film Escape from Planet Earth, distributed by The Weinstein Company, enjoyed its theatrical release on February 15, 2013.
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OSIRIS-REx mission: Spacecraft built at Lockheed Martin set to launch for asteroid Bennu on Sept. 8

The Denver Channel - ‎16 hours ago‎
"On planets like Earth, the original materials have been altered by geologic activity," researchers said. "Bennu is like a time capsule ... The gas will escape through filters but the samples from the surface will be trapped inside. The engineers ...
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Versus - The Division vs Destiny

PlayStation LifeStyle - ‎Apr 29, 2016‎
It's time once again for another Versus episode here on PlayStation LifeStyle! For this week's episode we're dealing with a big one; it's time for Ubisoft's The Division to go up against the PlayStation 4's first “shared world shooter,” Destiny!

Hitman Update Today on PS4 Preps for Elusive Targets, Addresses Frame-Rate in World of Tomorrow

PlayStation LifeStyle - ‎Apr 29, 2016‎
Jak & Daxter; Medievil; Resistance; Ape Escape; WipEout; Twisted Metal ... Retaining the studio's knack for an insane arsenal, Resistance had players go up against the deadly Chimera, an alien race that descended on planet earth during the early 1930s.
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Japan's space agency abandons the search for its missing X-ray satellite

Daily Mail - ‎Apr 28, 2016‎
Black holes have never been directly observed, but scientists believe they are huge collapsed stars whose enormous gravitational pull is so strong that nothing can escape. ... The unfortunate maneouvre took place when Hitomi was on the other side of ...

Readers recommend playlist: songs about climate change

The Guardian - ‎Apr 28, 2016‎
Next up are two contrasting songs - one angry, one resigned nevertheless both looking towards a very changed planet and a very difficult human future.

Letter to Alexander Kanengoni

The Herald - ‎20 hours ago‎
I did not attend your departure ceremony, and since I hear THAT where you are - up there - you see all, hear all, know all, happening here on earth, I am sure by now you know why. My body ached, still does. ... A lapse on the part of Destiny, on the ...
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X-Men: Apocalypse leads this week's new trailers - ‎Apr 29, 2016‎
Hard-hitting action and intense suspense are the themes coursing through many of this week's new trailers. Although we've been given access to X-Men: Apocalypse with previous trailers, the latest (and final) one is arguably the most thrilling.
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'A Beautiful Planet': Film Review

Hollywood Reporter - ‎Apr 28, 2016‎
A Beautiful Planet uses its uncommon the vantage point - the modules of the International Space Station - to posit a concept of Earth as a kind of spacecraft for its inhabitants, self-sustaining but vulnerable. The creative partnership between Imax ...