Tajikistan, a Central Asian former Soviet republic, has announced that a small planet in the solar system has been renamed. The planet's new name? Tajikistan. The news, first reported by the Tajik state news agency Khovar, was announced Tuesday at a ceremony to mark the annual Day of Knowledge. According to Khovar, the planet had been renamed "as […]
Another unusual formation on the Red Planet wows space fans by resembling a popular eating utensil.
Forbidden Planet, 1956, Metro-Goldwyn-MayerThe kitsch and camp of the old science fiction pictures continue to entertain in ways some of which may not have been initially intended. Hapless and helpless, cartoon curvy and colorful damsels droop in the arms of danger. Show More Summary
Submitted by David Stockman via Contra Corner blog, When the bubble vision stock peddlers get desperate, they talk decoupling. So by the end of yesterday’s bloodbath you would have thought China was on another planet, and that “commodities”...Show More Summary
Defensive end Cameron Wake said recently that 2015 will “definitely” be the year that the Dolphins hop off the mediocrity treadmill they’ve occupied for the last three years and make the playoffs, something that’s right in line with the other optimism we’ve heard from Miami this offseason. On Wednesday, we’ll find out more about why…
I grew up with Mad Max. It was one of the first R-rated film series I viewed as a child, and naturally, I saw Fury Road, and enjoyed it like everyone else on the planet. My infatuation with the films is mostly due to George Miller'sShow More Summary
A central asian nation may have no easy path to the sea, but its future among the stars is assured—at least in its dreams. Read the rest
Sending a rover to Mars was hard, but putting humans on the surface of our nearest neighbour? Until now that's been in the realm of science fiction. But for the Mars One Foundation, it's more than just a distant dream. The Dutch non-profit has launched a multi-billion dollar project to establish a permanent human settlement on the planet by 2027. Show More Summary
At a certain point, you have to admire the commitment of this $4 million Paradise Valley, Arizona mansion in terms of picking a theme and sticking to it. And while we're not sure where it stands if the measurement...
The crucial challenge post-2015 will be feeding and nurturing the planet. Hunger, malnutrition and the illnesses that they generate, destroying entire generations of children, are precisely what determine wars and the enormous flows of refugees and immigrants. Show More Summary
When the bubble vision stock peddlers get desperate, they talk de-coupling. So by the end of today’s bloodbath you would have thought China was on another planet, and that “commodities” were some trinket-like collectibles gathered by people who don’t wear long pants, drink coca cola or jabber on their cell phones. Show More Summary
Two months after the New Horizon's spacecraft nailed the Pluto flyby, it's setting its sights on something new: a tiny icy object that sits in the asteroid belt past the dwarf planet. NASA's goal is to gather as much data as possible...Show More Summary
These hilarious posters are from the 50s and 60s. You know, the era of Creative Revolution and all that stuff. Well, if you look at the posters below you'll see some epic fails... Robot Monster (1953) Forbidden Planet (1956) Attack of The 50 Ft. Woman (1958) The Amazing Colossal Man (1957) Invasion of The Saucer-Men (1957) See more »
In terms of using space to make discoveries about the way the universe works the scale of the Laser Interferometer Space Antenna or LISA project is far larger than planet Earth itself, but a micro sized pathfinder mission to test the technologies it will use has just passed all of the essential ground checks needed [...]
Experts warn that the G20's massive infrastructure plan will cause "rapid ecological deterioration." More than 80 of the world's leading scientists, environmentalists, indigenous leaders, farmers, philanthropists and authors have signed...Show More Summary
You are totally unique. There is no one else exactly like you or who can express themselves the way you do. You have special gifts and talents no one else has on the planet. You are one of a kind and irreplaceable. Give yourself permission...Show More Summary
He’s been criticized by Catholics and conservatives. He was even called the “most dangerous person on the planet” for his views on climate change. But Pope Francis is refusing to back down on the matter. On Tuesday, the head of the Catholic...Show More Summary
Man, a triple play and a straight steal of home on the same night? The planets must be aligned or something. Read more...
This is an interesting test case for the flyweight division. Demetrious Johnson is one of the best MMA fighters on planet Earth. He's currently No. 3 overall in the UFC's official rankings. He's the first and only person to ever wear the UFC's flyweight strap. Show More Summary
Koko, a 44-year-old gorilla famous for her ability to communicate with keepers using sign language, is now showing signs of early speech. “Koko has developed vocal and breathing behaviors associated with the ability to talk, which were previously thought to be impossible in her species,” The Daily Mail reports. Show More Summary