A UFO appears clearly in a series of NASA photos taken Monday of a giant asteroid that zoomed past Earth at a speed of 35,000 miles per hour, missing our home planet by what in cosmic terms was a hair’s breadth — 745,000 miles. In fact,...Show More Summary
An asteroid five football fields wide will make a near-Earth flyby Monday, and you may be able to see it at the witching hour with a pair of strong binoculars.
Sat 28 Mar For one hour each year, lights around the world are switched off to make a statement for energy conservation and to acknowledge climate change. Founded...
When roaming open pastures, cattle can walk up to eight hours a day while grazing but they can’t always get as much exercise when confined to a barnyard. One enterprising farmer, however, has invented an ingenious means of getting his herd moving — and generate a bit of free electricity on the side. More »
Ten years ago, an explorer from Earth parachuted into the haze of an alien moon toward an uncertain fate. After a gentle descent lasting more than two hours, it landed with a thud on a frigid floodplain, surrounded by icy cobblestones. Show More Summary
When roaming open pastures, cattle can walk up to eight hours a day while grazing but they can't always get as much exercise when confined to a barnyard. One enterprising farmer, however, has invented an ingenious means of getting his herd travelling without moving—and generate a bit of free electricity on the side. Read more...
The average human gets about 75 years of existence on earth. That's about 3,900 weeks. Or 27,000 days. Or 648,000 hours. We spend about a third of that time sleeping, a number that hasn't changed much across history. What has changed...Show More Summary
Never mind the Qantas bio for new non-executive director Todd Sampson, the board room is about to get someone who understands physical as well as mental pain and achievement. The ‘ad man’ who thought up Earth Hour, making the lights go out worldwide (and awareness of environmental issues switch on) understands the agony of climbing [...]
A weekly series starring Brit Marling (“I Origins”, “Another Earth”) and James Nesbitt (“The Missing”, “The Hobbit”) from Oscar-winner Danny Boyle (“127 Hours”, “Slumdog Millionaire”) should be major news and appointment elevision around the world. Show More Summary
If, around noon today, you felt the axis of the culinary earth shift some in downtown Los Angeles, you would not be wrong. Andy Ricker's much-anticipated Thai noodle shop in Chinatown finally opened its doors a few hours ago.
All photos by Amos Chapple via Bored Panda During January, the Russian village of Oymyakon has an average temperature of minus 60° Fahrenheit and only three hours of daylight, although that is downright...
Ho, ho, ho! Merry Christmas Eve! We'll see you again on Friday. Until then, enjoy these little ditties from Jaunted and VegasChatter. JAUNTED · These 7 Airline Gift Cards Offer Instant Delivery · 3 Hours Flat from Amsterdam to ParisShow More Summary
If you had five hours or so to spend $1000 of “free money,” what would you spend it on? I would probably spend it on a handbag, some cigarettes, some booze, and some fancy nail polish and then donate some of it to an abortion fund, I guess. I would not buy you a green [...]
The Skylon is a concept unpiloted spaceplane designed by Reaction Engines that would be able to orbit the Earth and potentially take passengers or cargo anywhere on the planet in under four hours. The plane, which follows the company’s investment in the LAPCAT (Long-Term Advanced Propulsion Concepts and Technologies) project, would be the first vehicle […]
NASA's Orion space capsule splashed down into the Pacific Ocean this morning after spending 4.5 hours doing two loops around Earth. This was only the first spaceflight test of many that…
As the official Orion Spacecraft Twitter feed put it: "YES! Splashdown!" In just 4.5 hours, Orion traveled 60,000 miles and went farther into space than any ship designed for humans has gone in 42 years, reports NASA. Orion landed, stable and upright, in the Pacific at 11:29am,...
Last month, a friend filed for divorce after a year of emotional wreckage generated by her husband’s emotional affair. Then she disappeared off the face of the earth for 24 hours. Everyone was worried, but I was not. Because I was the one who got the text: “Caviar.” A week earlier,... More »
Hooray For Earth have announced their breakup. The New York indie-rockers opened for the Pains Of Being Pure At Heart last night at Glasslands, and a few hours before the show they tweeted that it would be their last performance. heyall – tonight's show will be the last Hooray For Earth show ever. XO HFE [...]
Italian astronaut Samantha Cristoferetti is currently aboard the International Space Station, orbiting Earth at more than 16,000 miles per hour. Ten years ago, it would have been impossible for Cristoferetti to regularly communicateShow More Summary
What on earth has happened to the student socialist movement in Britain? It’s not even 4 in the afternoon and within two hours of the so called "largest event of its time" since tuition fees were raised four years ago, Parliament Square is virtually empty. Show More Summary