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48 Hours in Liverpool

A down to earth city with a warm soul and a real sense of community, Liverpool is easy to explore by foot.  As well as its famous football grounds, Liverpool offers exciting arts and culture venues, a burgeoning food and drink scene and lively nightlife, leaving you with more than enough to squeeze into 48 hours. Show More Summary

Rush hour nightmare: Hollywood Hills balcony collapse shuts down Laurel Canyon Boulevard

Amid stormy weather and a Wednesday afternoon rush hour, authorities were forced to close Laurel Canyon Boulevard in the Hollywood Hills after a home’s back balcony collapsed onto the road. The earth underneath the home, in the 8100 block of Gould Avenue, was saturated and gave way, sending a 9,000-pound...

Newly proposed reference datasets improve weather satellite data quality

"Traffic and weather, together on the hour!" blasts your local radio station, while your smartphone knows the weather halfway across the world. A network of satellites whizzing around Earth collecting mountains of data makes such constant and wide-ranging access to accurate weather forecasts possible. Show More Summary

Forecast: Much Colder Weather Only Hours Away

Happy perihelion! At 9:17 EST this morning the Earth, in its not quite circular orbit, was only 91.4 million miles away from the sun, the closest we get all year. That distance will increase by a few thousand miles each day until we are 94.5 million miles away on July 3rd. Show More Summary

How to see Quadrantids meteor shower

3 weeks agoNews : The Raw Story

Of the handful of annual meteor showers visible from Earth, the Quadrantids are among the more intense, with over 100 meteors expected every hour during peak activity. But they are also one of the least seen, given the time of the year they occur during. This year, the Quadrantids meteor shower is...

This horrible tale of a pantless plane passenger will leave you in tears

No one is immune from sharing a flight with an absolutely horrendous passenger. Getting locked in a pressurized tube flying 500 miles an hour at 30,000 feet above the earth just seems to bring the worst out in some people. Actor, comedian...Show More Summary

Image: Northern lights over Canada

Just hours after the winter solstice, a mass of energetic particles from the Sun smashed into the magnetic field around Earth. The strong solar wind stream stirred up a display of northern lights over northern Canada.

What On Earth Is Up With The 10 Hours Of Fireplace Video Marvel Released?

I am left wondering why the Guardians of the Galaxy's spaceship has a fireplace. And if this isn't a fireplace, what the hell is it supposed to be? More »      

What on Earth Is Up With the 10 Hours of Fireplace Video Marvel Just Released?

last monthGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Image: Gif made from Marvel/Coca-Cola video I am left wondering why the Guardians of the Galaxy’s spaceship has a fireplace. And if this isn’t a fireplace, what the hell is it supposed to be? Read more...

The last: A short story

He was the last. Old and wizened, he counted down his final days, his final hours on earth. He lay in his bed, the rain drumming monotonously on the window. Night came. He pressed the button to call the aide. The aide appeared at his bedside. Every night, the old man had the same request. […]

S. Korea Leader Must Account for 7 Missing Hours During Tragedy

South Korean President Park Geun-hye has many problems these days, but now a particularly volatile one in her home country is about to resurface in a big way. It boils down to this: What on earth was she doing on April 16, 2014, as a ferry carrying hundreds of young...

Japan to Smack Space Junk With 2.3K-Foot Whip

Can a whip as long as six football fields destroy some of the 500,000 pieces of space junk spinning around Earth at 17,500 miles per hour? Japan's space agency sure hopes so. JAXA launched its Kounotori 6 spacecraft on Friday with tons of supplies bound for the International...

Early US astronauts faced uncertainty, danger and death

John Glenn became the first American to orbit the Earth in 1962, but for a solid hour of that journey, NASA feared he was about to die in a blazing fireball.

RIP John Glenn

2 months agoHumor / odd : Neatorama

Combat veteran, Gemini astronaut, and Ohio senator, John Glenn was the first American to orbit the earth. The Mercury astronaut took off in the Friendship 7 capsule on February 20, 1962, and spent four hours and 55 minutes orbiting the earth. Show More Summary

Astronomers just calculated when a day on Earth will be 25 hours long

Many jokes are made about creating just one more hour in the day, but that will eventually become a reality. After a review of celestial data spanning 27 centuries, a team of astronomers has determined that Earth’s orbit slows almost two milliseconds every 100 years. Show More Summary

Earth's day lengthens by two milliseconds a century, astronomers find

The gradual slowing of the planet’s rotation is causing our day to lengthen, a comparison of nearly 3,000 years of celestial records has revealed There may never be enough hours in the day to get everything done, but at least the forces of nature are conspiring to help out. Show More Summary

Something Extraordinary Happened At Standing Rock A Few Hours Before Victory

On the same day hundreds of interfaith clergy and lay activists gathered near the Standing Rock Sioux reservation to pray for the earth, federal authorities announced they were blocking the construction of the controversial Dakota Access...Show More Summary

Disney will transform its Epcot landmark into the Death Star - CNET

2 months agoTechnology : CNET: News

For a few hours next week, the Spaceship Earth attraction at Disney World Orlando will herald the latest Star Wars film.

Aliens Real

2 months agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Jezebel

Astronaut Yang Liwei became the first Chinese space explorer in 2003 when he orbited the earth for 21 hours. While free of our planet’s bummer gravity, he may have encountered travelers from another galaxy, escaping their own planetary routine. Read more...

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