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October 27, 2017 2:27 PM A space rock from another star is spotted in our solar system — a cosmic first

For the first time, a space rock from another solar system has been spotted cruising through our corner of the universe. The asteroid is about 400 meters across and moving at a clip of nearly 27 miles a second, according to NASA. For months, this interstellar interloper — a fragment of an alien solar system — has been hanging around our cosmic neighborhood 132

October 26, 2017 7:26 PM Pope Francis Is All Starry-Eyed Wonder During Call To International Space Station

He asked the astronauts, "What are your thoughts regarding the place of man in the universe?” Pope Francis expressed the delight of a starry-eyed philosophy professor during a call to astronauts on the International Space Station on Thursday. Dialing in from the Vatican, the pontiff spoke to Italian astronaut Paolo Nespoli, who helped translate for the five others 113

October 26, 2017 1:03 PM Inside Super Mario Odyssey: Mario's Biggest Change in Years

Bowser and his crew of henchman have once again abducted Princess Peach, leaving it up to Mario to traverse various worlds — stomping down on all sorts of villains along the way — in order to save her. Stop me if you've heard this one before. After watching Super Mario Odyssey's opening act, you'd be forgiven for expecting the game to feel like so many of the heroic 217

October 26, 2017 11:04 AM Assassin's Creed Origins Review

After skipping a year, Ubisoft’s long-running open-world historical murder simulator series Assassin’s Creed is back, with Assassin’s Creed Origins. It’s unlike anything else we’ve seen in the long-running series and at the same time, it’s still familiar. But is it any good? We tell you in our Assassin’s Creed Origins review. Set in ancient Egypt, the game has you donning 148

October 25, 2017 5:03 PM Scientists announce new gene-editing techniques aimed at common mutations

Genetics is having a moment in the sun. Last year, biologists at the University of Bath in England created mice with neon feet. Scientists edited human embryos for the first time in the United States in August, cutting out a mutation for a heritable heart disease. Earlier this month, research spearheaded by the Chinese Academy of Sciences produced leaner 101

October 23, 2017 11:04 PM Fuenlabrada match gives Cristiano Ronaldo the chance to find form

Even the most casual observer of Cristiano Ronaldo's Real Madrid career will have noticed that the prolific forward has been struggling so far this season in La Liga. A return of one goal in five games is not the sort of statistic normally associated with the club's record scorer, who has hit the net 413 times in 404 appearances since his 2009 transfer 133

October 21, 2017 11:01 PM Want to check out the Orionid meteor shower? Here's how

Have you seen any meteors streaking across the sky this month? If they are coming from the northern sky, they might have been Draconids, whose peak has passed. They also might be meteors in the annual Orionid meteor shower, which is now building to a peak this weekend, with no moonlight to interfere with the show. Orionid meteors fly each year between 112

October 20, 2017 2:18 PM 2017 Orionid Meteor Shower Peaks This Weekend: What to Expect

Over the next several days, you may get a chance to glimpse a "shooting star" in the predawn hours, as the Orionid meteor shower will be at its peak. This meteor display is spawned by the debris shed by Halley's Comet, and if you spot one of these meteors,there's a good chance that what you saw was a fragment left behind in space by this famous comet 110

October 19, 2017 3:42 PM Xi Jinping's War On Poverty Moves Millions Of Chinese Off The Farm

The bare, plaster walls of Yu Zu'en's new government-issued apartment are adorned with three decorations: An old photo from his years as a soldier, a shelf for his harmonica, and a poster featuring the busts of every Chinese Communist Party Secretary since Chairman Mao. He points to the newest one and smiles. "I wouldn't be here without Xi Jinping 148

October 19, 2017 10:48 AM Google honors the man who discovered the fate of dead stars

Doodle subject Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar showed us which stars become black holes. Chandra built on the ideas of his hero, Arthur Eddington, who famously said that if a star continued to collapse, "the force of gravitation would be so great that light would be unable to escape from it, the rays falling back to the star like a stone to the Earth." However 88