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The Lunar Farside and the Cosmic Dark Age

If all goes well, on January 3rd 2019, a robotic lander and rover (the Chang’e 4 mission) built by the China National Space Administration (CNSA) will touch down on the lunar farside. The precise location, the Von Kármán crater, sits inside the much larger Aitken Basin at the southern polar region of the …

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Benefits Of Ethical Hacking – Using Hacking For Good?

Many people would be confused to read about the benefits of ethical hacking. To them, such a concept does not exist as hacking in itself is automatically viewed as unethical or illegal. Indeed, hacking is normally all about the breaching of barriers that have been put in place for the …

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This Icy Crater Near Mars’ North Pole Is a Winter Wonderland (Photos)

This image from the European Space Agency’s Mars Express satellite shows Korolev crater, located near Mars’ northern pole. The crater’s coordinates are 165 degrees E, 73 degrees N on the martian surface. Credit: ESA/DLR/FU Berlin, CC BY-SA 3.0 IGO Images of an “ever-icy” Martian crater reveal a distant yet …

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Help Your Team Play Its A-Game With the Hack Attack Pitching Machine

When looking for a pitching machine for your baseball or softball team, consider the Hack Attack. Recommended for all ages- Little League, high school, collegiate, as well as professional levels- it helps your batters develop different aspects of hitting. Helping to enhance speed, accuracy, and control, both new and seasoned …

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Can Intelligence Buy You Happiness?

In his classic 1923 essay, “Intelligence as the Tests Test It”, Edwin Boring wrote “Intelligence is what the tests test.” Almost a century of research later, we know that this definition is far too narrow. As long as a test is sufficiently cognitively complex and taps into enough diverse content, …

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How to Secure Your Facebook and Gmail Accounts

Lately, there is lots of news about various bank accounts being compromised – including the network of the International Monetary Fund, the biggest piggy bank of them all. Coincidentally, there was the news that both Facebook and Google’s Gmail have beefed up their security with two-factor authentication. They both now …

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A Dazzling Fireball Over California Thrilled Skywatchers This Week! See the Photos.

The Bay Area meteor of Dec. 19, 2018, photographed by David Smoyer from the Nevada side of Lake Tahoe. Credit: David Smoyer Lots of people got to admire, and puzzle over, the fireball that blazed up off the coast of Northern California just after sunset on Wednesday (Dec. 19). Folks …

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Reality Hacking – Exploiting Religion and Occult Science

Introduction Supernatural and Occult has always captured the imagination of the human mind. There are numerous cases where specific beliefs have been exploited by people for wrong purposes. It is important to understand where to draw a line. While It is easy to slip into debates related to religion and …

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Family Traditions Boost Happiness – Scientific American

Some people go home for the holidays hoping just to survive, burying their attention in their phones or football to avoid conflict with relatives. Yet research now suggests that is the wrong idea. Family rituals—of any form—can save a holiday, making it well worth the effort of getting everyone in …

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NASA probe will hurtle past the most distant object we’ve ever visited

Close encounter

Close encounterNASA/JPL/JHUAPL By Leah Crane NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft is about to fly past the most distant space rock we have ever visited. Since zooming by Pluto in 2015, the probe has been heading ever further from home, towards a tiny world called 2014 MU69. It is set to arrive on New …

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