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NASA just published a detailed timeline for the Monday landing of Mars InSight

On Monday, November 26th, NASA's newest piece of high-tech space hardware will finally find its way to the surface of Mars. It's the InSight lander, and it's going to listen closely to the heartbeat of the planet and hopefully reveal a whole bunch of awesome secrets about Mars, but before it does that, it needs to actually, well, land. NASA will be live streaming a feed from mission control, offering commentary and updates on the status of the mission in real time. If you just can...
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Women's fight for toilets in rural Pakistan

For as long as she can remember, Ayeesha Siddiqua has fought her male relatives for access to toilets -- but a sanitation drive by new premier Imran Khan could make life easier for women in patriarchal Pakistan. "I told them: 'You can go where you want, but me, my movements are restricted!'," said Siddiqua, who is in her 60s, in Basti Ameerwala, a small agricultural village in central Punjab province where residents have been relieving themselves in the open for generations. Women in the villa...
Tags: Science, Pakistan, Imran Khan, Punjab Province, Ayeesha Siddiqua, Siddiqua, Basti Ameerwala


Walmart Has LEGO's 1,969-Piece Saturn V Set for Under $100

This is not a drill — the LEGO Ideas NASA Apollo Saturn V Set has fallen below $100. It’s hard enough to find at retail price, much less at a $25 discount, so it’s not exactly rocket science if you’re on the fence about buying it. The main spacecraft is more than 3 feet tall when assembled, and the set allows you to…Read more...
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Before Mars landing, a nail-biting 'six and a half minutes of terror'

"There is very little room for things to go wrong," said Rob Grover, head of the entry, descent and landing team at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California. If successful, the entry, descent and landing of the Mars InSight -- designed to be the first mission to listen to the interior of another planet and reveal how rocky planets formed -- will add another success to NASA's record when it comes to sending spacecraft to Mars.
Tags: Science, Nasa, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena California, Rob Grover


How Sir Ashton Lever Curated The World—Then Lost It All

His obsession with collecting artifacts and specimens would eventually lead to his financial ruin. But first he amassed an impressive collection of curiosities.
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Fossil of plant-eating reptile found in southern New Mexico

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The earliest known example of a plant-eating reptile has been found in the fossil record in southern New Mexico, the New Mexico Museum of Natural History said. The museum made the announcement this week , saying the unique structure of the skull, jaws and teeth of the sail-backed reptile indicate it […]
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Get Back to Home Basics With These Deals on Our Favorites From Simplehuman

You’re not really supposed to think that hard about about your soap dispenser or your trash can; let Simplehuman do that for you. They’ve given all your average home essentials the glow up we never know we needed, and today, you can get a few of our favorites from the brand for a significant discount. Read more...
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4-Month-Old Chow Puppy Being Held in Police Custody Has Rightfully Been Freed

In news that we can all truly be thankful for, a Chow Chow puppy named Bungle has been freed from police custody in the UK following a wave of support on social media calling for his release.Read more...
Tags: UK, Science, Dogs, Chow Chow, Good Dogs, Thanksgiving Miracles, Month Old Chow Puppy Being Held


Scientists Have Discovered The Remains Of An Enormous Plant-Eating Creature That Lived 200 Million Years Ago

The remains of an enormous plant-eating dicynodont creature called Lisowicia bojani were recently discovered in Poland — and scientists believe that this ancient herbivore once existed 200 million years ago, during the late Triassic period. As Phys.org reports, this strange creature had features which were very similar to a reptile, and also had a mouth shaped like beak. In the new study which describes this astounding find, researchers from Poland were very clear that their discovery complete...
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A Skeletal Anime Star Is Teaching Me a Lot About the Japanese Comics Industry

One of my favorite new anime this season isn’t full of explosive action or high drama. It’s not even the one about high school archery. It’s about a skeleton named Honda who sells books. As well as being hilarious, he offers some fascinating insight into the world of selling comics in Japan.Read more...
Tags: Comics, Japan, Science, Animation, Anime, Honda, Manga, Skull Face Bookseller Honda San, Japanese Comics Industry


The Government's Massive New Climate Change Study Challenges Trump's Policies

It warns of dire consequences across the U.S.
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ISS Footage of Soyuz Rocket Launch Puts Hollywood Directors to Shame

In a video that looks like something a special effects shop would produce, ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst has captured one of the most remarkable views of a rocket launch we’ve ever seen.Read more...
Tags: Science, Esa, International Space Station, Iss, Launches, Rocket Launches, Alexander Gerst, Sweeeeeet


Government Climate Report Lays Out How Screwed We Are If We Don’t Act Now

A report mandated by Congress about the global impact of climate change and assembled by 13 federal bodies has painted a striking picture of the potentially cataclysmic effects it will have on life on Earth if it continues unmitigated.Read more...
Tags: Science, Congress, Climate Change, Earth, Donald Trump, Trump Administration, National Climate Assessment


The 25 Most Popular Black Friday Deals That You Can Still Buy

We’ve posted nearly 300 deals posts since Sunday, when Black Friday deals started to roll out in earnest. We’ve been maintaining a list of our 15 favorite deals, but these were your favorite deals, as ranked by page views (excluding deals that have sold out). You’re welcome to post a treatise in the comments about the…Read more...
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NASA sets a date for first SpaceX crew capsule test flight

The race between Boeing and SpaceX to launch their first crewed space missions is heating up. NASA has announced an updated schedule for the two companies on the road to sending astronauts to space from American soil. On January 7th next year, SpaceX will send its Crew Dragon capsule on its maiden voyage to the International Space Station.
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These Precision Parts 3D-Printed From Fake Moon Dust Bring Us One Step Closer to Living on Mars

Mars is lacking in the vast supply of natural resources we’ve come to rely on here on Earth, and astronauts attempting to colonize, or even just visit, the red planet can only bring a limited supply of materials with them. Learning to make do with what Mars has to offer is one of the biggest challenges of visiting our…Read more...
Tags: Space, Science, Research, Earth, Esa, 3d Printing, European Space Agency, Mars, The moon


Government climate report warns of worsening US disasters

WASHINGTON (AP) — A massive new federal report warns that extreme weather disasters, like California’s wildfires and this year’s hurricanes, are worsening in the United States. The White House report quietly issued Friday also frequently contradicts President Donald Trump. The National Climate Assessment was written long before the California fires and the hurricanes. It warns […]
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Government climate report warns of worsening U.S. disasters

The National Climate Assessment not only contradicts President Trump but also seemed to anticipate arguments he might use to attempt to dismiss it.
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How to Find the Light When Depression Makes Things Seem Their Darkest

A man living with depression and suicidal thoughts describes what the phrase "it always seems darkest before the dawn" means in relation to mental health.
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Here's the Best Deal Ever On Anker's Most Powerful Robotic Vacuum [Exclusive]

Anker’s Eufy RoboVac line has been a hit with our readers, to say the least, and now you can score the lowest price ever on the powerful RoboVac 30. Read more...
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It's Hard to Imagine Star Wars Without the Skywalker Family or the Empire

If you look at Star Wars as a whole, most of the movies, books, TV shows, comics, etc. are about the Skywalker family and their allies battling different iterations of the Empire. Can you imagine what the future of the franchise holds as we head into the end of their longstanding saga?Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Disney, Darth Vader, Lucasfilm, Rian Johnson, Luke Skywalker, Skywalker, David Benioff, Db Weiss, Star Wars Episode Ix, Star Wars The Last Jedi, Star Wars Resistance


Chimps Are Manipulative Dicks, New Research Confirms

As humans, we like to think we’re the only species capable of using others to get what we want. New research shows that chimpanzees, in the right circumstances, are also capable of social manipulation, highlighting a previously unknown cognitive capacity in our ape relatives.Read more...
Tags: Science, Animal Behavior, Chimpanzees, Animal Intelligence, Chimpanzee Behavior, Social Tool Use, Chimpanzee Intelligence


Don't Burn Yourself On Grenco's G-Pen Vaporizer Black Friday Deals

The Grenco G Pen Elite was already one of the best ground material vaporizers for the money at its usual $120 according to both Gizmodo and The Wirecutter, but now, you can get it for just $60 right now during the company’s Black Friday/Cyber Monday sale, in addition to deep discounts on the company’s other vapes and…Read more...
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Sculpting a killer whale: The process behind making an infographic

If you’re lucky enough to see a killer whale out in the wild, it’s mostly just its dorsal fin sticking out of the water. That’s why in our first story in our Hostile Waters – Orcas In Peril series, we wanted to show readers the entire body of an orca. But due to their size […]
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Named for Roman god of war, Mars isn't very kind to visitors

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Mars has a nasty habit of living up to its mythological name and besting Earth when it comes to accepting visitors.
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John Hodgson obituary

My father, John Hodgson, who has died aged 81, was an agricultural ecologist whose research improved the management of grasslands around the world.His work took him from the Grassland Research Institute at Hurley, Berkshire, to the Hill Farming Research Organisation at Penicuik, near Edinburgh, and then to Massey University in New Zealand, where he became professor of agronomy. He retired as head of the university’s school for the environment in 2002 and remained in the country. Continue reading...
Tags: Science, Environment, UK News, World news, Asia Pacific, Agriculture, New Zealand, Yorkshire, Edinburgh, Massey University, John Hodgson, Penicuik, Grassland Research Institute at Hurley Berkshire, Hill Farming Research Organisation


Launch of Russian Spacecraft Captured in Stunning Outer Space Timelapse

An impressive timelapse captured by astronaut Alexander Gerst while on board the International Space Station shows the Russian Progress MS-10 launching into space on November 16.Gerst gave the following information regarding key moments in the video as the cargo spacecraft launches: “00:07 – Rocket booster separation. 00:19 – Core stage separation. 00:34:05 – Core Stage starts burning in the atmosphere. 00:34:19 Progress separates from rocket.”The Progress MS-10 spacecraft carried 2.5 metric ton...
Tags: Science, International Space Station, Kazakhstan, Alexander Gerst, ESA NASA, Gerst


Warner Bros. Is Streaming The Lego Movie On YouTube All Day, For Free

Need something to do today that isn’t participate in Black Friday or regret the vast quantities of food you’re still digesting from yesterday? Good news: Warner Bros. has you sorted for... well, a good hour and 45 minutes, at least.Read more...
Tags: Science, Lego, The Lego Movie, Warner Bros, The Lego Movie 2


Amazon Workers Across Europe Protest Black Friday, Citing Grueling Work Conditions

Amazon employees across parts of Europe are striking and protesting what they describe as dangerous work conditions and anti-union tactics. The protests coincide with Black Friday, one of the busiest and most stressful days of the year for workers in retail.Read more...
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Cosmos on your coffee table: These big books make a big impact for holiday giving

If you’re going to give somebody a book for the holidays, why not go big? In this age of ebooks, smartphones and tiny houses, there’s less need (and less room) for shelves of inch-thick volumes lining the walls. But it’s still nice to have a colorful, glossy-paged book to peruse during the commercials while you’re watching the latest episode of “Mars.” And if it’s a big book about a big subject, that’s even better. Here are five big-format books on out-of-this-world subjects to put on your gift ...
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