Lunar Lava Tubes Might Make Underground Moon Cities Possible

Space.com - 29 min 38 sec ago
Lunar lava tubes may be large enough to house whole cities of future colonists, scientists say.
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Scientists Discover Meaning of Life Through Massive Computing Project

Slashdot - 32 min 14 sec ago
First time accepted submitter Rabbit327 writes In a stunning announcement today scientists have announced that after millions of cycles of computing time on some of the largest super computers that they have discovered the meaning of life. On April 1st 2015 at approximately 03:42 GMT scientists discovered that a long running program had finished. The results stunned scientists who were having tea in the other room when the alarm went off. According to the scientific team the answer was stunning yet confusing. Quoting one scientist "It's amazing. It worked! But what does it mean?!? For heaven's sake we spent all this time calculating the answer to the ultimate question about life, the universe, and everything. This is the answer we get?!? This is the bloody answer we get?!?!??!?" after which the scientist promptly threw a keyboard across the room. According to inside sources the answer given by the computer was "42". What this means will be announced later according to a research representative.

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Photos: Astronomers Find Hundreds of Baby Galaxy Clusters

Wired News - 59 min 49 sec ago

Astronomers have found the biggest bunch of young galaxy clusters ever, and studying them could help us understand how they get born in the first place.

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Cadillac Thinks Its ‘Ultra-Luxe’ Sedan Can Take on Mercedes

Wired News - 1 hour 1 min ago

The gorgeous 2016 Cadillac CT6 is a new top-of-the-line sedan meant to take the luxury fight right to BMW and Mercedes-Benz.

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NASA Asteroid-Sampling Spacecraft Begins Construction

Space.com - 1 hour 2 min ago
NASA's Osiris-Rex mission has passed a crucial milestone, moving from the design and development phase to the spacecraft-building stage, agency officials announced Monday (March 31).
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Parents Sue School After Pod Daughter Is Banned From Prom

Slashdot - 1 hour 14 min ago
With the prom season only a few months away kids and parents alike are starting to make plans for the big day. However, one girl's alien replacement might not get a chance to experience that special day if a school district has its way. Even though Darcy Swope's pod duplicate is virtually identical to her, the Santa Mira school district has decided she is not welcome to prom. School officials acknowledge the duplicate attended school and did Darcy's homework for an unknown period of time but say she isn't really a student and therefore doesn't belong at the dance. Darcy's parents disagree with the decision and have filed suit against the school, Her dad says, "We miss Darcy every day, but the thing that consumed her and is now pretending to be my daughter is almost the same and deserves to be treated the same." "She may not have that sparkle in her eye or the vocabulary as our flesh and blood daughter, but she has never missed curfew and has a thirst to learn. It would be a shame if Darcy II didn't get a chance to experience this important part of being human, even if she isn't one," adds her mother.

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Silk Road Boss’ First Murder-for-Hire Was His Mentor’s Idea

Wired News - 1 hour 30 min ago

A newly revealed chat log shows it was not the creator of the Silk Road who first suggested enlisting the services of a hit man, but rather his top advisor and mentor.

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Astronomy's Search for Gravitational Waves Gets a Boost

Space.com - 1 hour 39 min ago
A new program will search for hard-to-spot gravitational waves by looking at how they distort the signals of fast-spinning millisecond pulsars.
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V'Ger Source Code Released

Slashdot - 1 hour 56 min ago
One of the biggest hurdles to interstellar domination has always been the prohibitive cost of proprietary software for ships or super-weapons. That is all about to change thanks to a surprise move by a mysterious alien race of living machines who have released V'ger's source code. While you'll still need a way to generate a "twelfth-power energy field," this opens the door to many would-be conquerors and ultimate weapon enthusiasts. The release has been praised in terms of increased security and reduced costs by most, but some worry that cheaper, more secure super weapons aren't what the universe needs at this time. Federation spokesperson Lieutenant Ilia disagrees saying: "This is in the carbon units best interest. Many worlds have been infested, You will listen to me."

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Leak Reveals Government Conspiracy, Atrocity

Slashdot - 2 hours 38 min ago
First time accepted submitter Sigmon writes An unauthorized wave recently broadcast on the Cortex has revealed not only the existence of a previously unknown settlement on a far away border world called Miranda but also that the entire population of settlers was inadvertently wiped out by a top-secret Alliance program. Miranda was purportedly used as a testing ground for G-23 Paxilon Hydrochlorate, or simply "Pax" — a chemical agent designed to calm the population and weed out aggression. It seems the test did not go as planned. Also, reporters have been dispatched to the location of a battle not far from Miranda's location where the Alliance fleet has apparently suffered significant losses. It is unknown if the two events are related at this time. When contacted for comment on these events, government officials were very tight-lipped, however one official responded with a confusing statement about "Damming a river."

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The Top 15 Spots to Play Pac-Man in Google Maps

Wired News - 2 hours 50 min ago

The Google Maps Pac-Man game is one of the best easter eggs in internet history. Here are the weirdest and wildest spots to play in the WIRED universe.

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Mystery of Gas Giant Planets' Death Spiral May Be Solved

Space.com - 3 hours 2 sec ago
Material falling onto a growing gas giant's core may provide the push needed to keep the planet from spiraling into its star. The discovery could solve the 30-year mystery of how distant gas giants, such as Jupiter, survive their formation period.
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Post-Apocalypse Hacker Flick Jackrabbit Actually Looks Good

Wired News - 3 hours 4 min ago

Check out an exclusive clip from the post-apocalypse flick Jackrabbit, which premieres at this month's Tribeca Film Festival.

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Worldwide Water Watched In Time-Lapse | Video

Space.com - 3 hours 7 min ago
The orbiting Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) Constellation quantifies precipitation across the entire Earth. Data 'swaths' from 10 satellites overlay to form NASA's animated Integrated Multi-satellite Retrievals for GPM (IMERG).
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Yik Yak Is Testing a Photo Feature. What Could Go Wrong?

Wired News - 3 hours 13 min ago

Yik Yak, the anonymous app that's caught on with college campuses (and bullies), wants to let users post photos.

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Madman: Proximity To Black Hole "Not a Big Deal"

Slashdot - 3 hours 19 min ago
Conventional wisdom says you want to stay as far away from a black hole as you can, but according to one scientist turned madman being close to or even inside one is "not a big deal". Former lead scientist and current overlord of the Cygnus Dr. Hans Reinhardt says he's spent the last 20 years studying the black hole within sight of his ship and is unconcerned. His napkin written manifesto reads in part: "....In addition we have to remember that the main backer of this mission is a company best known for children's movies and theme parks. I find it highly unlikely that they would put us in a situation where we would be in danger of imploding. The black hole is not a big deal. I theorize that a trip through would result in nothing more than a musical montage with fever-like lens effects and eventual plot resolution." According to Reinhardt new visitors trapped by his null gravity field should remain calm, still, and never question his authority. "Once you've been fitted with the mandatory Cygnus crew goggles, you'll see things my way," He says.

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New Obama Order Allows Sanctions Against Foreign Hackers

Wired News - 3 hours 24 min ago

The order is aimed primarily at state-sponsored actors and other hackers who are beyond the reach of law enforcement or diplomatic efforts.

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Eyeliner application may cause eye problems, study finds

Science Daily - 3 hours 36 min ago
People who apply eyeliner on the inner eyelid run the risk of contaminating the eye and causing vision trouble, according to research. This is the first study to prove that particles from pencil eyeliner move into the eye.
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Ancient seashell coloration patterns revealed using ultraviolet light

Science Daily - 3 hours 36 min ago
Nearly 30 ancient seashell species coloration patterns were revealed using ultraviolet light.
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Astronomers solve decades-long mystery of the lonely old stars

Science Daily - 3 hours 37 min ago
Many, perhaps most, stars in the Universe live their lives with companions by their sides – in so-called binary systems. Until recently, however, the ancient RR Lyrae stars appeared, for mysterious reasons, to live their lives all alone. A recent study led by Chilean astronomers shows that RR Lyrae stars may not be as lonely as previously thought.
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