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Here’s what we’ve left behind on the Moon

More than 413,000 pounds: That’s the estimated total weight of all man-made items left on the moon since Apollo 11 astronauts became the first to land there in 1969. This “lunar litter,” as documentary filmmaker Arlen Parsa called it in his 2012 short film, is itemized in a 22-page document from NASA.

19 Jul 2019 2:30 pm
Biscuits start baking inside hot car in Nebraska as part of weather experiment

A National Weather Service in Nebraska demonstrated the effects of the heat by trying to bake biscuits using nothing but a car and the sun.

19 Jul 2019 8:43 am
Apollo 11 astronaut Michael Collins disagrees with NASA's planned Moon return: 'We should shoot directly for Mars'

Apollo 11 astronaut Michael Collins wants NASA to aim its sights squarely on Mars for future space exploration.

19 Jul 2019 2:59 am
India reschedules Moon mission for Monday

India’s space agency in Chennai announced it will launch a spacecraft to the south pole of the moon on Monday, after halting the attempt this week.

19 Jul 2019 1:34 am
'Feisty' alligator in Oklahoma dies of 'severe reproductive infection,' zoo says

Officials at an Oklahoma zoo are mourning the seemingly unexpected death a 27-year-old American alligator named Alli.

18 Jul 2019 11:50 pm
Grisly amputated limbs, French howitzer shell, discovered at Battle of Waterloo site

Archaeologists have uncovered amputated limbs from the site of a field hospital used in the Battle of Waterloo.

18 Jul 2019 11:46 pm
74 trillion tons of fake snow over Antarctic could 'save coastal cities' from climate change, researchers say

Spraying trillions of tons of fake snow may sound like something cooked up by a novelist writing about the year 2150, but according to a new study, it could stave off global sea rise and protect coastal cities.

18 Jul 2019 11:43 pm
Chimpanzees bond over watching movies, new research suggests

Researchers have found that like humans, chimps get the same sense of bonding from watching a movie or TV together.

18 Jul 2019 10:58 pm
Apollo 11: What Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin saw during dramatic Moon landing

The iconic images of the Eagle Lunar Module’s descent to the Moon rank among the most incredible footage ever recorded.

18 Jul 2019 8:47 pm
Apollo astronaut reveals what it's like to walk on the Moon: 'Most beautiful terrain I'd ever seen'

For the select few that have ever walked on the surface of the Moon, one adjective gets repeated over and over — magnificent.

18 Jul 2019 8:29 pm
Apollo 11: Never-before-seen video reveals lunar samples were searched for signs of life

As the 50th anniversary of the historic Apollo 11 Moon landing nears, NASA has released never-before-seen footage of scientists checking the lunar samples that were brought back for signs of life

18 Jul 2019 7:16 pm
Second human-sized jellyfish spotted off English coast sparks invasion fears: Haven't 'seen the biggest yet'

It sounds like something out of a 1950s B-movie, but Brits are worried about an invasion of gigantic jellyfish after a second one was spotted this week.

18 Jul 2019 6:27 pm
Apollo 11: Playtex's feminine touch helped NASA land on the Moon

Apollo 11 astronauts relied on the company that became Playtex to manufacture their spacesuits.

18 Jul 2019 4:30 pm
Creator of 'Storm Area 51' comes forward after satirical Facebook page takes off

The creator of a Facebook page calling for a public invasion of Area 51, the top-secret Air Force facility in Nevada, has finally spoken publicly about his joke getting out of hand.   

18 Jul 2019 9:27 am
Dolphin ‘mega pod’ off California coast stuns onlookers, video shows

A huge pod of dolphins stampeded off the coast of California on Sunday, thrilling onlookers lucky enough to witness the rare sight with their acrobatics.

18 Jul 2019 1:23 am
Police in Hawaii reportedly arresting protesters in standoff over construction of Mauna Kea telescope

Native Hawaiian protesters are promising Wednesday to continue their blockade of an access road to the construction site of a mountaintop telescope on The Big Island -- despite an increased police presence -- in a bid to halt the project.

18 Jul 2019 1:08 am
Tiny fighting worms make one of the loudest sounds in the ocean

Tiny, feisty worms that live off the coast of Japan fight by headbutting each other — and they aren't quiet about it. During these feuds, the worms emit one of the loudest sounds in the ocean, according to a new study.

17 Jul 2019 11:21 pm
Mysterious Stonehenge structure may have been built using pig fat

A new study suggests that the mysterious Stonehenge structure may have been built using pig fat.

17 Jul 2019 11:04 pm
Apollo 11: 50 years on, the Eagle lunar module serves as a reminder of mankind’s ability to innovate

If it wasn’t for the lunar module, we wouldn’t have heard the famous words from Neil Armstrong, on July 20th of 1969.

17 Jul 2019 10:39 pm
Alligator spotted in Connecticut lake prompts public safety warning

Officials in East Lyme, Connecticut have issued a warning after an alligator was spotted in a local lake. 

17 Jul 2019 9:10 pm
Apollo 11: Neil Armstrong's gold medal that flew to the Moon sold for more than $2 million

A gold medal that flew aboard the Apollo 11 mission to the Moon with Neil Armstrong has sold for $2,055,000 by Dallas-based Heritage Auctions. The 28-mm solid gold Robbins Medal had been part of the Armstrong Family Collection.

17 Jul 2019 8:11 pm
Mysterious alternating currents found on Jupiter

Researchers have found mysterious, unexpected alternating currents going through Jupiter's atmosphere, very similar to what is seen on Earth.

17 Jul 2019 6:50 pm
Apollo 11 astronaut Michael Collins recalls drinking coffee during 'lonely' Moon landing orbit

Michael Collins may not be a household name like his fellow Apollo 11 crewmembers Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin, but he played a pivotal role in the success of the epic mission.

17 Jul 2019 6:10 pm
Were the Vikings smoking pot while exploring Newfoundland?

The discovery of cannabis pollen near a Viking settlement in Newfoundland raises the question of whether the Vikings were smoking or eating pot while exploring North America.

17 Jul 2019 2:30 pm
Huge 9,000-year-old Stone Age settlement, one of the largest in the world, discovered in Israel

Archaeologists in Israel have discovered a huge Neolithic settlement near Jerusalem, which they say is one of the largest ever found.

17 Jul 2019 2:54 am
Human-sized jellyfish lurking off English coast stuns divers: 'It’s an experience we’ll never forget'

Two divers off the coast of England had the experience of a lifetime when they came across — and swam alongside — a human-sized barrel jellyfish, scientifically known as a Rhizostoma Pulmo.

16 Jul 2019 11:23 pm
200-pound Florida python named 'Ginormica' could reach world-record size, zoo official says

A 200-pound reticulated python at a Florida zoo already stretches over 20 feet long – but the massive reptile is still slithering toward world-record size, according to a zoo official.

16 Jul 2019 11:00 pm
Apollo 11: Buzz Aldrin recalls the Moon's 'magnificent desolation'

During a 2012 interview with Fox News Channel’s Neil Cavuto, astronaut Buzz Aldrin recalled the “magnificent desolation” he and Apollo 11 Commander Neil Armstrong witnessed when they landed on the Moon 50 years ago.

16 Jul 2019 10:05 pm
Alligator swimming in Chicago lagoon captured

The notorious alligator of the Humboldt Park Lagoon in Chicago has officially been captured. 

16 Jul 2019 9:46 pm
Apollo 11: Secret Nixon speech reveals what would happen if Armstrong and Aldrin couldn't come back

Apollo 11 was a rousing success and astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin were able to walk on the Moon and return to Earth. But what would happen if they couldn't come back?

16 Jul 2019 8:59 pm
Alaska man illegally killed polar bear, left wasting carcass in front yard for months: authorities

An Alaska man has been federally charged with illegally killing a polar bear and leaving its carcass to rot in his front yard for five months, authorities said last week.

16 Jul 2019 8:51 pm
Apollo 11 astronaut Michael Collins recalls epic launch: 'We felt the weight of the world on our shoulders'

At 9:32 a.m. on July 16, 1969, Apollo 11 blasted off into the Florida skies from Kennedy Space Center’s launch pad 39A.

16 Jul 2019 8:22 pm
Apollo 11: 'The book that landed man on the Moon' could sell for $9 million

The Lunar Module Timeline Book that traveled to the surface of the Moon with Apollo 11 astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin is up for auction later this week.

16 Jul 2019 12:08 am
What's Area 51, and why is it so popular right now? 4 things to know about the top-secret site

The top-secret military base known as Area 51 has long been a point of discussion for conspiracy theorists who believe the facility holds government secrets about aliens and UFOs.

15 Jul 2019 11:37 pm
Remarkable 95-year-old film discovered in junk shop shows 1920s Kansas in stunning detail

Incredible film footage discovered in a junk shop shows a 1924 parade in Wichita in stunning detail.

15 Jul 2019 11:24 pm
Apollo 11: CEO of rocket maker ULA recalls watching Moon landing on TV as a kid

On July 20, 1969, United Launch Alliance CEO Tory Bruno was just short of his 8th birthday, living on his family’s ranch in the mountains of California near Lake Tahoe.

15 Jul 2019 9:53 pm
Florida man, 75, fights alligator to rescue dog, reports say

A 75-year-old Florida man rescued his daughter’s dog from the jaws of an 8-foot alligator last week by kicking the reptile in the snout, reports said.

15 Jul 2019 8:55 pm
Fossilized remains of 4 million-year-old monkey found

Researchers from around the globe have discovered the fossilized remains of a monkey that lived in Kenya 4.2 million years ago.

15 Jul 2019 8:28 pm
Apollo 11 flight director remembers historic mission to the Moon

For many Americans, the first Moon landing serves as a historic -but distant- memory. Current generations learn about the event from parents or a textbook, but for flight director Gene Kranz the mission is personal.

15 Jul 2019 8:28 pm
Apollo 11: Queen's historic message to the astronauts on show to mark 50th anniversary

Fifty years ago this week, on the eve of the historic Apollo 11 launch, world leaders were invited by NASA to send messages to the Moon.

15 Jul 2019 7:38 pm
Neil Armstrong's famous one small step quote -- explained

What did Neil Armstrong really say when he took his first step on the moon?

15 Jul 2019 7:12 pm
Mysterious new duck-billed dinosaur found

A new, mysterious duck-billed dinosaur known as Aquilarhinus palimentus was discovered in Texas, shocking paleontologists.

15 Jul 2019 6:48 pm
Remains of Napoleon's one-legged general found under Russian dance floor

An excavation in a peculiar place — under the foundation of a dance floor in Russia — has uncovered the remains of one of Napoleon Bonaparte's favorite generals: a one-legged man who was killed by a cannonball more than 200 years ago, news sources report.

15 Jul 2019 2:30 pm
India aborts Moon mission launch, citing technical glitch

India aborted the launch on Monday of a spacecraft intended to land on the far side of the moon less than an hour before liftoff.

15 Jul 2019 7:00 am
What is the Saffir-Simpson hurricane wind scale?

Hurricanes are categorized using what’s known as the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale.

13 Jul 2019 9:29 pm
Bracing for Hurricane Barry: How do hurricanes take shape?

Hurricanes are known for strong winds and the potential to bring heavy rainfall -- but do you know how they take shape?

13 Jul 2019 9:19 pm
Hurricane Barry prompts storm surge, flood warnings: Why is New Orleans at an increased risk?

As Hurricane Barry reaches the Louisiana coast, flooding and rainfall are increasingly becoming a concern — especially for the city of New Orleans, which is more vulnerable during severe weather events. 

13 Jul 2019 8:58 pm
India to land rover on Moon in global space race

Taking a giant leap in its space program, India is looking to solidify its place among the world’s space-exploring countries with its second unmanned mission to the moon, aiming to land a rover near the unexplored lunar south pole.

13 Jul 2019 2:38 am