Author Simon Kuper wrote a story for ESPNFC about the 2014 World Cup in Brazil today. It contains some great insights into why mega sporting events never have the economic benefits their organizers promise. It also pinpoints the real...Show More Summary
Artwork depicting a towering geyser of water erupting from the south pole of Jupiter's moon Europa. Photo by NASA/ESA/K. Retherford/SWR The Hubble Space Telescope captured images of water vapor shooting from the southern pole of Europa,...Show More Summary
On a mission to Jupiter with an arrival scheduled for July 4, 2016, NASA's Juno spacecraft captured this footage of the Moon orbiting Earth from a distance of about 600,000 miles. As it passed our planet, the spacecraft accelerated to more than 8,800 MPH in order to reach its final destination.
A pump module on a cooling loop on the International Space Station shut down Wednesday, forcing the crew to halt some noncritical systems. In a statement NASA said that the six-man crew and station was never in danger and everyone is safe. Read full article >>
The boys from To Be One are shaping up to be one of the hottest new boy bands in the game under the expert guidance of Lady Gaga‘s ex-manager Troy Carter and MTV host/TV personality Layla Kayleigh. They impressed with debut single “Wherever You Wanna Go” but take things to the next level on “Do... More »
NASA's entrant in this year's DARPA Robotics Challenge is a 1.9-meter tall, 125 kilogram, 44-degree-of-freedom battery-powered humanoid robot named Valkyrie (or "Val" for short). And yeah, she's pretty badass. Read more...
Even before the start of the 2014 World Cup, United States national soccer team coach Jurgen Klinsmann has proven enough to earn a four-year contract extension to remain on board through 2018. The U.S. Soccer Federation announced the deal on the organization's official site, as well as the news that Klinsmann also becomes Technical Director for U.S. Show More Summary
Rapidly decreasing fuel cell costs will drive sales, Toyota believes.
"Organic materials, which are important building blocks for life, are often found in comets and primitive asteroids," said Jim Shirley, a research scientist at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory. "Finding the rocky residues of this comet crash on Europa's surface may...
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After an investigation by the inspector general, NASA says what we already knew: Google's top brass use tax-subsidized gas to go on pleasure trips around the world, saving millions of dollars it could easily afford. Read more...
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A 6-year-old Denver boy is such a big fan of outer space that he created an online petition on the White House's We the People website when he heard that Congress might slash NASA funding. Connor Johnson still has a long way to go—about 85,000 signatures—to warrant...
Lady Gaga, Celine Dion, NE-YO and OneRepublic are set to perform in the live two-hour fall-finale telecast of “The Voice,” which is set for Tuesday, Dec. 17 (9-11 p.m. ET/PT).
Lassi Hurskainen is a well known Finnish trick shot artist whose awesome videos we’ve featured on the site many times. And such is the Finn’s renowned prowess with ball manipulation, he was tasked with testing the official World Cup ball, the Brazuca. Hurskainen tries it out for aerodynamics and accuracy, and checks out how it stands up [...]
Amanda sits curled up on the sofa watching cartoons on television. She will soon turn 14, but her youth belies her past. The young girl has suffered two abortions already, the result of exchanging unprotected, adolescent sex for a pack of cigarettes or a couple of dollars. Show More Summary
As Tropical Cyclone Madi began its landfall in southeastern Tamil Nadu, India NASA's Aqua satellite passed overhead and captured an image of the weakening storm. Several factors are responsible for Madi's quick weakening. read more
NASA’s Juno spacecraft captured this amazing video of the Moon orbiting Earth as it passed by our planet on October 19th, 2013. Using a camera designed to track faint stars, Juno captured the images — which were later assembled into a video — at a distance of about 600,000 miles. As it passed by Earth, [...]
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Juno was spinning at 2 rpm when it caught these low-res images of Earth from 600,000 miles away. (Credit: Video screenshot by Tim Hornyak/CNET) You could say NASA's Juno is a bit of a sentimental spacecraft. When it took off for Jupiter, revving up its speed by 8,800 mph, it couldn't help but grab some farewell shots of its home. Show More Summary