We’re Live Fact-Checking the First Presidential Debate

Wired News - Mon, 26/09/2016 - 1:15pm
We don't care about political theater. We care about the WIRED side of the future. If you do, too, follow as we fact-check tonight's debate live. The post We're Live Fact-Checking the First Presidential Debate appeared first on WIRED.
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NASA Administrator's Advice On How To Become An Astronaut | Video

Space.com - Mon, 26/09/2016 - 1:06pm
In honor of the opening go the National Museum of African American History and Culture, NASA administrator Charles Bolden gives young people some advice on what to study to become an astronaut.
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Roku’s New Streaming Lineup Is Built for a 4K World

Wired News - Mon, 26/09/2016 - 1:00pm
With 4K TV sales experiencing significant growth, Roku is revamping its streaming-box lineup to support all the extra pixels. The post Roku's New Streaming Lineup Is Built for a 4K World appeared first on WIRED.
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The Two-Foot-Wide Starfish That’ll Ruin Your Day

Wired News - Mon, 26/09/2016 - 12:00pm
The crown of thorns starfish's spikes not only pierce flesh, but come loaded with a toxin that will make you say, "Oh, so I wasn't supposed to touch that?" The post The Two-Foot-Wide Starfish That'll Ruin Your Day appeared first on WIRED.
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Does Jupiter's Moon Europa Have a Subsurface Ocean? Here's What We Know

Space.com - Mon, 26/09/2016 - 11:37am
Liquid water is the only substance that explains observations so far.
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Boot Linux (or OpenBSD Or Oberon Or FreeDOS) In Your Browser

Slashdot - Mon, 26/09/2016 - 11:34am
Long-time Slashdot reader DeQueue writes: Back in 2011 Fabrice Bellard, the initiator of the QEMU emulator, wrote a PC emulator in JavaScript that let you boot Linux in your browser. But he didn't stop there. On his website he now has images that let you boot Oberon, Arch Linux, FreeDOS, OpenBSD, Solar OS and more recent versions of Linux such as 2.6 or 3.18 (the 3.18 image includes internet access). You can also boot to a CD image, or a floppy image, or a hard drive disk image on your local machine. And, if you don't need yet another operating system on your computer, you can even boot to Bootchess and play chess

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Playing Planetary Explorer: Xtronaut Board Game Draws from Asteroid Mission

Space.com - Mon, 26/09/2016 - 11:32am
Dante Lauretta has four points. He launched a spacecraft on a mission out to a near-Earth asteroid to return a sample from the surface. He assembled a rocket, planned a trajectory and overcome obstacles. Oh, and he did all that in real life, too.
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The Universe Is Directionless, Study Finds

Space.com - Mon, 26/09/2016 - 11:07am
The universe, it turns out, appears the same in every direction. A new study looking at the large-scale structure of the cosmos upheld a long-standing assumption and found no sign of directionality.
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10 Hyper-Specific Instagram Accounts to Thrill Your Inner Design Nerd

Wired News - Mon, 26/09/2016 - 11:00am
Instagram accounts dedicated to the scrupulous documentation of just one subject can be like weird, virtual museums---and we love them. The post 10 Hyper-Specific Instagram Accounts to Thrill Your Inner Design Nerd appeared first on WIRED.
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China’s Massive High Speed Rail Makes a Massive Mess

Wired News - Mon, 26/09/2016 - 11:00am
Even as China's high-speed rail system connects people, it divides communities. The post China’s Massive High Speed Rail Makes a Massive Mess appeared first on WIRED.
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A New MLB Show, YouTube Monks, and 3 More Must-Hear Podcasts

Wired News - Mon, 26/09/2016 - 11:00am
This week's best podcasts also include true crime, access to the Internet, and female professional baseball players reviewing 'Pitch'. The post A New MLB Show, YouTube Monks, and 3 More Must-Hear Podcasts appeared first on WIRED.
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12 Things to Watch Before They Leave Netflix in October

Wired News - Mon, 26/09/2016 - 11:00am
A classic science-fiction trilogy, Billy Zane's comic book movie, and some classic horror will all be gone from the service by the end of the month. The post 12 Things to Watch Before They Leave Netflix in October appeared first on WIRED.
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NASA: Odds Favor Successful SpaceX Mars Mission

Space.com - Mon, 26/09/2016 - 11:00am
Elon Musk's space company aiming for first flight to the Red Planet in 2018 and the US space agency says the time is right.
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Image of the Day

Space.com - Mon, 26/09/2016 - 11:00am
The European Space Agency’s Rosetta spacecraft captured this view of Comet 67P on Sept. 20, just 10 days before its planned landing on the comet.
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Time Might Only Exist in Your Head. And Everyone Else’s

Wired News - Mon, 26/09/2016 - 10:00am
To physics, time has no direction. Until you come along and give it a past, present, and future. The post Time Might Only Exist in Your Head. And Everyone Else's appeared first on WIRED.
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Good News: The Tech to Change Your Grandma’s Life Is Already Here

Wired News - Mon, 26/09/2016 - 9:45am
Now won’t somebody lead the mobility revolution? The post Good News: The Tech to Change Your Grandma’s Life Is Already Here appeared first on WIRED.
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New Astronaut's Memoir Comes with Space Shuttle Gift

Space.com - Mon, 26/09/2016 - 9:14am
Retired astronaut Mike Massimino, who flew on two shuttle missions to repair the Hubble Space Telescope, describes his path to space and what the job was like in a new memoir, coming out in October — and Massimino is offering a special gift to those who p
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Future Space Station Commander Will Scout Golf Courses from Space

Space.com - Mon, 26/09/2016 - 9:04am
NASA astronaut Shane Kimbrough, an avid golfer, plans to take pictures of greens around the world when he returns to the International Space Station this fall.
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Rocket Lab Opens Private Orbital Launch Site in New Zealand

Space.com - Mon, 26/09/2016 - 8:53am
The commercial spaceflight company Rocket Lab has completed the construction of the world's first private orbital launch complex.
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Mercuryquakes May Currently Shake Up the Tiny Planet

Space.com - Mon, 26/09/2016 - 8:39am
Mercury may still rumble with earthquakes, or "mercuryquakes," according to evidence found in cliffs on the planet's surface.
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