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
We're less than two hours away from one of the most exciting moments in space exploration in years : Rosetta's lander, Philae, will touch down on the comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko. It's still making its way down to the comet, but the little lander that could just sent back its first image after seperation—and it's amazing, if a little blurry. Read more...
When Princess Leia took a 10-hour stroll around New York City recently, “wearing a simple white dress with her hair in space buns,” she discovered the earthly city to be a wretched hive of scum and villainy. In this “Star Wars”-themed...Show More Summary
Earth's first-ever landing on a comet is a week away. On November 12 at 8:35 UT, Philae will separate from Rosetta. Seven hours later, it will arrive at the surface of the comet. Hopefully, Philae will survive the landing, and begin to return data.
From NASA's series of APOD photos, this one taken from the Mir space station.The shadow of the moon can be seen darkening part of Earth. This shadow moved across the Earth at nearly 2000 kilometers per hour...
"Just one more turn."
Blood moon during the total lunar eclipse in April 2014. Dominic Milan / NASA. When our planet passes between the sun and moon in the early morning on Wednesday, October 8, 2014, the moon—-which will be in Earth’s shadow--will appear to glow blood-red. Read the rest
This year, nature brings us a special pre-Halloween treat: a blood moon. In the US and Canada, lift your eyes skyward in the early hours tomorrow morning for the second total lunar eclipse of 2014. The Moon veiled slowly red and back the first time this year in April. Show More Summary
To promote their Eco-Drive Satellite Wave F100 timepiece, Citizen flew photographer Simon Roberts around the globe, so he could capture the sunset in each of the Earth’s 24 time zones in a single 24 hour period.
Ahh! What a terrifying experience! Disneyland was NOT the happiest place on Earth for park goers who were stuck on Mickey's Fun Wheel for two hours at California Adventure on Thursday afternoon. It's unclear as to why the ride broke down, but ABC7 was on the scene and reported: Mickey's Fun Wheel at California Adventure stuck in [...]
Photographer Simon Roberts took to the skies above the North Pole to shoot the sunset in each of the Earth's 24 time zones over the course of 24 hours. Above you see a composite of 24 of the photographs spliced together. Read more.....
The Civilization series is famous for playing out in unplanned marathon sessions, where "one more turn" quickly turns into five more turns, which turn into another hour, before the player finally looks away from the screen to see that it is starting to get light outside. Show More Summary