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May 4, 2018

Hawaii’s Kilauea Volcano Erupts, Flooding Streets With Lava, Destroying 2 Homes

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The scene in a normally quiet neighborhood on Hawaii’s Big Island is like something out of an overwrought disaster movie: volcanic fissures have opened up, spraying smoke and hot lava in the air where just last week there was a road and people’s backyards.

On Friday morning, Hawaii County Mayor Harry Kim told reporters that two homes have been destroyed by the lava.

Eruptions began in the rift zone to the east of the Kilauea volcano Thursday, prompting evacuations of the Leilani Estates and Lanipuna Gardens subdivisions in Puna on the island’s southeastern corner.

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May 3, 2018

The world’s first space travel agent has opened in the UK

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Holiday in space anyone?

Getty images CARLOS CLARIVAN/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Space travel was once something only seen in Sci-Fi movies or experienced by trained astronauts. But now, the possibility of journeying to the stars for us mere mortals is becoming increasingly likely.

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Apr 28, 2018

Janelle Monáe’s ‘Dirty Computer’ Short Film Speaks Truth to Power

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What do you get when you mix science fiction with music and some of the most powerful and important social issues to date? You get Janelle Monáe’s highly anticipated short film (or as Monáe astutely calls it ‘Emotion Picture’) Dirty Computer, which accompanied her new album by the same name.


A futuristic celebration of queer love, black and female power, and the nonconforming individual identity!

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Apr 21, 2018

See The First-Ever 3D Virtual Reality Film Shot In Space, Courtesy Of National Geographic [Video]

Posted by in categories: entertainment, space, virtual reality

Tour the ISS to catch up with the astronauts and hear their testimonials about what it feels like to watch Earth from space every day.

The National Geographic Channel has one major treat coming up for its viewers, reports Space.com.

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Apr 19, 2018

UK satellite makes HD movies of Earth

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The Carbonite-2 spacecraft can resolve moving cars, lorries, boats and planes from a height of 505km.

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Apr 12, 2018

Video Gaming as a Geroprotective Strategy

Posted by in categories: entertainment, health, neuroscience

Contrary to certain sensationalist articles declaring that video games are harmful, there is, in fact, growing evidence that playing video games may have a positive effect on cognitive health, particularly in older people [1].

Today, we will be taking a look at the scientific evidence to see if brain training or hitting your favorite video game titles could help keep you healthy as you age.

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Apr 12, 2018

NASA releases INCREDIBLE video tour of Jupiter — it looks bizarre

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JUST IN:


NASA released an infrared tour of Jupiter’s North Pole on Wednesday, April 11.

The 3D movie depicts the densely packed cyclones and anti-cyclones on the planet, according to NASA.

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Apr 11, 2018

This New Google Project Is So Futuristic You Won’t Be Able To Understand It

Posted by in categories: entertainment, futurism

Get ready to lift your jaw off the floor.

It seems that the intricacies of technology are only speeding up, and every day we get closer to the sci-fi future predicted in so many novels and movies.

In a recent video from Google, we got a look into what that future might look like. Google introduced a new product called Project Soli, which uses radar technology to detect movements to such a detailed degree that you can use subtle finger movements to control it.

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Mar 31, 2018

This Ultra-Thin Material Can Stop Bullets

Posted by in categories: entertainment, materials

Researchers use the world’s strongest material to create a film that can harden like a diamond upon impact.

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Mar 23, 2018

The space race: NZ’s push into a $320 billion market

Posted by in categories: business, entertainment, media & arts, space travel

Space has suddenly become big in New Zealand, but Rocket Lab is just one example of what is starting to look like exponential growth in commercial activity. Business consultant and self-confessed space junkie Kevin Jenkins looks into how things are shaping up.

One space narrative is about disappointment. The 1950s and 1960s were about possibilities, and landing on the Moon seemed to prove that the science fiction of the 20th century really was just history written before it happened. But the promise of space seemed to peter out. The Apollo moon programme came to look more like a peak or end-point, rather than the trial run for Mars some in the space programme had hoped it would be.

After Apollo, “space” seemed to shift back to being more of a popular culture theme. For example, the famous song, album and movie Space is the Place is by one of my favourite jazz weirdos, Sun Ra, who was adamant he came from Saturn. Space became a dominant meme in pop and rock music too, as well as a mainstay in novels and films.

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