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Adorable Japanese Camera Drone Now Lives Aboard the ISS

Adorable Japanese Camera Drone Now Lives Aboard the ISS The International Space Station (ISS) has a new resident, but it’s not a human—it’s a drone.The small spherical drone was constructed by Japanese space agency JAXA with a special orientation system that allows it to maneuver around the ISS and capture video.

Almost 100,000 people watched a fake Facebook Live of a tornado GIF

Almost 100,000 people watched a fake Facebook Live of a tornado GIF But what happens when that scene is fake?A Facebook page called “Newsfeed” took a heavily manipulated weather GIF, turned it into a video, added a standard thundering storm sound loop, and streamed it live for four hours.

Why Can't Elephants Run Faster Than Cheetahs?

Why Can't Elephants Run Faster Than Cheetahs? You’d think with a long stride; it’d be easier to hit top speed.They have so much more, that we should expect these bigger creatures to be able to move along at break-neck speeds.

On the anniversary of Apollo 11, let us revisit the time Buzz Aldrin punched a moon landing denier

On the anniversary of Apollo 11, let us revisit the time Buzz Aldrin punched a moon landing denier Exactly 48 years ago Thursday — July 11, 1969 — Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin descended from the Apollo 11 capsule to become the first humans to ever walk on the moon.And while the video of Armstrong and Aldrin actually stepping foot on the moon is one of the greatest moments in history, one video that doesn't get enough love is the one you see above from 2002.

Cecil the Lion's son killed by trophy hunter

Cecil the Lion's son killed by trophy hunter Memories of Cecil the Lion and his untimely demise in 2015, at the hands of an American dentist on a hunting trip, are resurfacing after a national park in Zimbabwe reported Thursday that the famous lion's son was shot and killed.The park reported that Cooke had previously hunted Xanda's brother in 2015, who was a 4-year-old lion.

Swole Jeff Bezos joins Instagram to tease his new Rocket Factory

Swole Jeff Bezos joins Instagram to tease his new Rocket Factory Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos is looking pretty jacked lately, and like so many other fitness buffs, Bezos decided to join Instagram to show off his assets — but his first post isn't quite what you might expect from a fitness guru.The private space company hopes to compete with SpaceX to send rockets to the moon (among other things) in the not-so-distant future.

The First Moon Landing Took Place 48 Years Ago Today

The First Moon Landing Took Place 48 Years Ago Today Still, none of those accomplishments have quite the same historical weight as the first time a person walked on the moon.That first moon walk took place exactly 48 years ago today.

17 lesser-known photos from the Apollo 11 mission

17 lesser-known photos from the Apollo 11 mission It's been 48 years since NASA's historic Apollo 11 mission in which Neil Armstrong and pilot Buzz Aldrin became the first humans to ever step foot on the lunar surface on July 20, 1969.Though NASA astronauts would reach the moon in five subsequent missions over the next three-and-a-half years (not including the aborted Apollo 13 mission), it's this very first moon landing that dominates the memories of Americans, one of the most significant moments in all of history.

Moon landing conspiracy theories are as old as the Apollo 11 mission itself

Moon landing conspiracy theories are as old as the Apollo 11 mission itself But almost immediately — in bars and homes around the country — people refused to believe it was real, and thus, the moon landing conspiracy was born.at the time also found that a small percentage of people questioned the moon landing, Launius added.

Buzz Aldrin tweets about how the iconic image of him on the moon was taken

Buzz Aldrin tweets about how the iconic image of him on the moon was taken Buzz "second man on the moon" Aldrin is back to his legendary form after pulling a mystified face at Donald Trump's weird speech about space.On the 48th anniversary of the moon landing, Aldrin recounted the story on Twitter behind one of the most iconic pictures of the 20th century.

Scientists Found Something Weird, But It's Not Aliens

Scientists Found Something Weird, But It's Not Aliens “It’s never aliens,” the saying goes.Of course, the excitement comes the fact that, if aliens exist are common enough for us to reasonably find them, then the saying should be: “it’s never aliens until it is.

Watch Stanford's Freaky New Soft Robot Grow Itself

Watch Stanford's Freaky New Soft Robot Grow Itself One memorable toy from the collective childhood of my generation is the water wiggler — otherwise known as the water tube toy, water snake, or those weird squidgy jelly tube things.Applied robotics researchers at Stanford have developed a soft-bodied robot that can turn itself inside out, and they hope to use it for disaster relief.

Here's an incredible view of North Carolina's new (and growing) island, thanks to satellite

Here's an incredible view of North Carolina's new (and growing) island, thanks to satellite A mile-long island recently formed off the coast of North Carolina's Outer Banks, and thanks to newly released satellite images from NASA, we now have a crystal-clear view of this piece of land.Shelly Island — which was first registered back in November 2016 and reported about in June — lies just off the tip of Cape Point at Cape Hatteras National Seashore.

A moon of Mars photobombs the red planet in amazing timelapse video

A moon of Mars photobombs the red planet in amazing timelapse video A tiny moon of Mars is clearly tired of its planet hogging all of humanity's attention.A newly-released timelapse video taken by the Hubble Space Telescope shows Mars' moon Phobos peeking out from behind the planet as it orbited the red world in May 2016.

NASA Drops Decades of Archival Flight Research Footage on YouTube

NASA Drops Decades of Archival Flight Research Footage on YouTube Flying out of what would become Edwards AFB in California, Yeager became the first person to engage in supersonic flight.Now, a few decades later and with little prelude, NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center in Edwards, California has been uploading hundreds of videos from decades of bleeding-edge aeronautics research onto YouTube.

5 weird, and very expensive, space artifacts sold at auction

5 weird, and very expensive, space artifacts sold at auction From a flight computer to a toy Snoopy, a space-themed auction on Thursday did not disappoint when it comes to strange outer space paraphernalia.The Sotheby’s auction had everything a space nerd could want, including the chance to bid online live through eBay.

This mayor is leaving politics to fight climate change full-time

This mayor is leaving politics to fight climate change full-time “We are a city that’s on the frontlines of climate change,” Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer said by phone one sweltering July afternoon.The ability to take local climate action is what motivated Zimmer to run for mayor in 2009.

You can help NASA out during this summer's solar eclipse

You can help NASA out during this summer's solar eclipse A major solar eclipse will be taking place on August 21, and NASA needs your help when it comes to collecting data.The GLOBE program, an educational initiative supported by NASA, has launched an app to encourage those along the path of the solar eclipse to help contribute their findings.

Watch satellites launch into space from the viewpoint of... a satellite in space

Watch satellites launch into space from the viewpoint of... a satellite in space Watching things launch into space is awesome.Watching things launch into space from space is even more awesome.