SpaceX has recently uploaded a drone footage on Twitter that shows the massive Falcon Heavy Rocket all set for static firing test before its debut this January. 5 Million pounds of thrust at liftoff makes the Falcon Heavy the most powerful operational rocket in the world as stated by SpaceX. The mission of this rocket …

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Which countries publish the most books each year? A report from the non-profit International Publishers Asso ciation found that in 2015, two countries dominated global book production. That year, China produced 470,000 new titles while the United States churned out just under 339,000. The United Kingdom rounded off the top three with 173,000 books. However, when it comes …

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Astronomers have come up with a new and improved method for measuring the masses of millions of solitary stars, especially those with planetary systems. Getting accurate measurements of how much stars weigh not only plays a crucial role in understanding how stars are born, evolve and die, but it is also essential in assessing the true nature …

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It’s not often a YouTube video about an Amazon service can bring a tear to your eye. In what may be a first for us here at TNW, we found one in uploader Rob Bliss‘ quest to find out if Amazon Prime Now could be used to send gifts to the homeless. As it turns out, the answer is yes: …

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Scientists claim to have found a vital part of the process by which people come to an ‘aha!’ or ‘eureka’ moment when figuring something. Much of the ‘thinking’ is understood to take part at a sub-conscious level, which clarifies why you can get surprised when you unexpectedly find the answer to a hard question. In …

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Age is just a number for 8-year-old Roxy Getter, who has become the youngest girl to conquer Mount Kilimanjaro. Roxy and her family, including her 10-year-old brother Ben, from Punta Gorda, Fla., tackled the 19,341-foot mountain earlier this month during a family vacation to Tanzania. Bobby said they had originally intended to sign up for …

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Grammy-award-winning singer-songwriter and jazz bassist extraordinaire, has announced her new album, though she hasn’t written any songs. On Sept. 12 at 12 p.m. Eastern, Spalding will begin writing and recording her next album, aptly titled Exposure — move over, Robert Fripp — limiting herself to a 77-hour timeframe and live-streaming the entire thing. (Yes, that includes the sleep breaks). The audience …

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Research from the Stowers Institute provides evidence suggesting that cancer cells might streamline their genomes in order to proliferate more easily. The study, conducted in both human and mouse cells, shows that cancer genomes lose copies of repetitive sequences known as ribosomal DNA. While downsizing might enable these cells to replicate faster, it also seems …

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Holy Bat-signal, Batman! In honor of the late Batman actor Adam West, Los Angeles city officials joined with Batman fans and West’s television co-stars to shine the official Bat-signal on City Hall last night. With Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and Police Department Chief Charlie Beck present, the event was reminiscent of a New Year’s Eve …

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Microsoft has quietly unveiled a new “Modern Keyboard” with an integrated fingerprint reader. The Modern Keyboard is the successor to the Surface Keyboard, and looks identical. The only changes are a new fingerprint reader and the ability to use a cable for a wired connection instead of wireless. Microsoft has integrated the fingerprint reader into …

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