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Come to Daddy: here's the only Aphex Twin playlist you need

published about 6 hours ago
Come to Daddy: here's the only Aphex Twin playlist you need
If you told me Richard D. James — better known as Aphex Twin — was an alien, I’d believe you. With Aphex Twin, the bass isn't "dropped," it's swung, torn, spun, fermented, and sent into space. Here's a bite from a recent interview with Richard: "My 5-year-old's made loads of totally insane music on his computer, and I'm just like, 'What the fuck is that?

Man charged with failing to reveal he had HIV to partner

published about 6 hours ago
Man charged with failing to reveal he had HIV to partner
A 25-year-old Lakeview man was ordered held in lieu of $75,000 bail Saturday after being charged with failing to reveal to his partner that he had HIV when he knew he had the virus, prosecutors said.

Google executive sets new stratosphere skydive world record

published about 7 hours ago
Google executive sets new stratosphere skydive world record
(Reuters) - A skydiving Google executive is safely back on Earth after jumping out of a giant balloon floating in the stratosphere more than 25 miles (40 km) above New Mexico, a feat that broke the sound barrier and shattered a world altitude record. Alan Eustace, a senior vice president at the Mountain View, California-based company, was lifted up 135,890 feet (41,419 meters) by an enormous balloon shortly before dawn on Friday, the Paragon Space Development Corp said. ...

Splashdown! SpaceX's Dragon Cargo Spaceship Returns to Earth

published about 7 hours ago
Splashdown! SpaceX's Dragon Cargo Spaceship Returns to Earth
A private SpaceX Dragon capsule dropped into the Pacific Ocean today (Oct. 25), returning almost 2 tons of cargo and science experiments to Earth from the International Space Station. The unmanned Dragon was released from the space station at 9:57 a.m. EDT (1357 GMT). Its parachute-guided splashdown west of Baja California, which was confirmed around 3:38 p.m. EDT (1938 GMT), marked an end to SpaceX's fourth of 12 unmanned delivery missions to the space station for NASA under a $1.6 ... more


Despite California climate law, carbon emissions may be a shell game

published about 11 hours ago
Despite California climate law, carbon emissions may be a shell game
California's pioneering climate-change law has a long reach, but that doesn't mean all its mandates will help stave off global warming.

Dividing and Conquering the Trash

published about 13 hours ago
Dividing and Conquering the Trash
Rubicon Global has found a lucrative niche, It serves as a sort of waste consultant, helping companies to cut their hauling costs, and to recycle ... more

Drought Watch: A dry winter could mean tougher restrictions

published about 22 hours ago
Drought Watch: A dry winter could mean tougher restrictions
What will happen with water restrictions if California doesn't get significant rain and snow this winter?

E.U. Greenhouse Gas Deal Falls Short of Expectations

published 1 day ago
E.U. Greenhouse Gas Deal Falls Short of Expectations
The varied energy needs and capacity of member nations led to concessions and compromises that experts say watered down an agreement that was hoped to ... more

Dot Earth Blog: Why Americans Should Fear Fear of Ebola More than the Virus

published 1 day ago
Dot Earth Blog: Why Americans Should Fear Fear of Ebola More than the Virus
Two vital efforts to tamp down unfounded fears of Ebola contagion.
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Taking Minds on a Journey to Mars

published Mon, Oct 20 2014 14:25 GMT
Taking Minds on a Journey to Mars
In a dome on a Hawaiian volcano, NASA is financing a study to see how astronauts might deal with the stress and isolation of an ... more

A Comet’s Brush With Mars

published Sun, Oct 19 2014 21:41 GMT
A Comet’s Brush With Mars
A comet the size of a small mountain whizzed past Mars on Sunday, dazzling space enthusiasts with the once-in-a-million-years encounter.

In 'Cosmigraphics,' Our Changing Pictures of Space Through Time

published Mon, Oct 13 2014 15:44 GMT
In 'Cosmigraphics,' Our Changing Pictures of Space Through Time
Over thousands of years, humans have tried to represent the universe in graphic form, whether in manuscripts, paintings, prints, books or supercomputer simulations.

Observatory: Other Solar Systems Don’t Play by Our Rules

published Thu, Oct 09 2014 14:56 GMT
Large planets with surprisingly sharp orbital angles can exert gravitational forces on other planets, a new study reported.

Out There: How to Make a Black Hole

published Wed, Oct 08 2014 09:15 GMT
Gamma-ray bursts are thought to be the final step by which stars sink into oblivion.