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North Korea Fires Ballistic Missile Off its Coast

The South Korean military says North Korea launched an unidentified projectile early Saturday morning, according to Reuters. The news agency says the unidentified projectile was fired from North Korea’s west coast, citing a South Korean [...]

[VIDEO] Fistfight Breaks Out on Flight from Japan to LA

One minute passengers were settling into their seats for the 11-hour flight from Tokyo, Japan, to Los Angeles. The next they were scrambling out of the way as a male passenger became irate and began throwing punches at another man seated in the row [...]

JAXA Astronauts Build Up Japan’s Space Experience

Three of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency’s astronauts got together for their first roundtable discussion organized by The Yomiuri Shimbun at the JAXA Tsukuba Space Center in Tsukuba, Ibaraki Prefecture. At this friendly meeting, the three [...]

U.S. Sends Nuclear Sniffer Plane to Korea

SEOUL, April 20 (Yonhap) — The U.S. Air Force dispatched a nuclear sniffer aircraft Thursday to the east of the Korean Peninsula amid the possibility of North Korea’s imminent nuclear test, a government source said. “The WC-135 [...]

[VIDEO] ‘The Mars Generation’ Official Trailer [HD]

Shallow, unserious, controversial public figures with laughable credibility like talking heads Bill Nye and Neil deGrasse Tyson, this has all the makings of a historic misfire. This subject deserves better. For centuries, the red planet has captured [...]

[VIDEO] The 10 Weirdest Things in the Solar System

Pierogi moons, rubber duckie comets and spewing ice balls: We have some very strange neighbors among the myriad planets, moons and objects that circle our sun. Scientific American editors Lee Billings and Michael Lemonick pick the pasta shaped moons [...]

SpaceX Reflies and Recovers Booster

Serious, big-time space history was made today: SpaceX successfully used a booster that it had used once before to boost a satellite . Let me say that again. For the first time in history a rocket has been used twice to boost a payload into orbit. [...]

Meet The First Female F-35 Pilot

Lt. Col. Christine Mau, first woman qualified to fly the F-35 Lightning II A 1997 graduate of the U. Air Force Academy, Lt. Col. Mau seems to think the fact that she’s a woman is no big deal: “Women have been flying fighters in combat for [...]

[VIDEO] The John Glenn Story, 1963

A film biography of Astronaut John Glenn, the first American to orbit the Earth in 1962. It portrays Glenn’s youth in New Concord, Ohio, his service as a combat pilot in World War II and the Korean War, and highlights of his momentous [...]