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Flat Earth advocate finally launches his homemade rocket

For years, "Mad" Mike Hughes has not only insisted that the Earth is flat, but has maintained he could prove it by launching himself into space with his own rocket. He even claimed to have launched a homebrew rocket in 2014, but didn't have evidence…
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Apple is issuing its Watch owners an Earth Day fitness challenge

Apple takes the environment pretty seriously, and as part of its Earth Day initiatives, it’s challenging you to go outside for 30 minutes. And if you do so with the Apple Watch, you’ll unlock a series of new iMessage stickers.

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Explore this planet of ours with Google Earth VR, now on Oculus Rift

Google Earth got a massive revamp today, but the search giant also brought its Google Earth VR app to the Oculus store. The experience has been available for the HTC Vive since the end of 2016.

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NASA’s retiring EO-1 satellite changed how we see Earth with these stunning photos

NASA has retired one of its greats — the Earth Observing-1 (EO-1) satellite — but the stunning images of Earth captured during its 17-year mission will live on. Here are 20 of our favorites.

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Weekly Rewind: Insane stunt pilot lady, life beyond Earth, $700 self-driving car

In the tech world, a lot happens in a week. So much news goes on that it’s almost impossible for mere mortals with real lives to keep track of it. That’s why we’ve compiled a quick and dirty list of the top 10 tech stories from this week.

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BBC tests 4K iPlayer with ‘Planet Earth II’

For four glorious minutes, Brits will be able to watch Planet Earth II in 4K. The broadcaster is releasing some "experimental footage" in the ultra HD resolution today, which viewers can watch until "early next year" on a small list of compatible TVs…
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Planet Earth might be the biggest loser under President Trump

Deny it all he wants, Donald Trump did in fact tweet that global warming is a hoax perpetrated by the Chinese to damage American manufacturing. But, let's give him the benefit of the doubt and say that since 2012 his opinion on the matter has evolved…
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China’s first space station will fall to Earth, but where will it land?

After six years of service in testing systems for a future larger station, China’s prototype station dubbed “Heavenly Palace” will fall back to Earth sometime in 2017. Where will it land? We don’t know yet.

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A NASA probe is headed to a nearby asteroid, and will bring part of it back to Earth

The OSIRIS-REx mission is heading to the asteroid Bennu, and in July 2020 would scoop up some asteroid dust to be returned to earth three years later. The hope is to understand more about the formation of the solar system.

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With masses of hazardous space junk orbiting Earth, Japan offers a solution

Right now there are countless fragments of space junk orbiting Earth that are big enough to cause serious damage to working satellites or even the ISS. Japan’s space agency is close to testing an innovative solution it hopes can make space safer.

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To save Earth, Jeff Bezos wants to move heavy industry to outer space

To help preserve Earth, Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos believes all heavy industry should be moved to space while the globe should be zoned strictly for residential and light industrial uses.

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SpaceX Dragon spacecraft returns to Earth with ‘critical’ cargo

SpaceX’s Dragon spacecraft returns to Earth from ISS, bringing with it scientific cargo that NASA says will be critical to its planned Journey to Mars.

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Blue Origin’s POV video shows its rocket’s rapid return to Earth

Blue Origin has released a few videos of its New Shephard rocket landings, but this one’s a little different. The team behind the reusable launch system recently attached a camera to the rocket itself and filmed New Shepard’s rapid return to Earth.

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Stunning views of Earth captured by ESA’s Sentinel-3A satellite

The European Space Agency last month expanded its Copernicus program with the launch of its third Sentinel satellite. After a few weeks of early testing, the Earth-observing satellite is starting to phone home with some breathtaking images of its primary subject— the Earth’s surface.

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What does Scott Kelly miss most about Earth after spending over a year on the ISS?

Astronaut Scott Kelly broke the record for the longest time in space this past October, at over a year and counting. He has grown accustomed to life up there, and has become well-known through his posts on Twitter. Kelly and his fellow astronauts receive packages from earth and keep in touch with loved ones via email.

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This little metal cube contains every collectible element on planet Earth

The Element Cube is made from all of the 62 collectible elements on earth. The cube is formed to include these diverse elements through powder metallurgy, so diverse and precious metals can come together in one shape.

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Stories you missed this week: Simulating Mars on Earth, 3D sound, an adorable Droid

It can be challenging to keep track of everything that happens in the tech world. That’s why we have compiled a list of the top 10 tech stories from this week — just for you. We’ve got news from IFA 2015 and much more.

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Watch the Global Citizen 2015 Earth Day event—live on YouTube on April 18

No matter where you are this Saturday, you can have a front row seat at the Global Citizen 2015 Earth Day event. Tune in to the event live on the Global Citizen YouTube channel to catch performances by No Doubt, Usher, Fall Out Boy, Mary J. Blige, Train, and My Morning Jacket, with special guests Common and D’Banj.

To bring you the latest from the National Mall in D.C., YouTube stars Matthew Santoro (MatthewSantoro) and Yousef Erakat (FouseyTube) will join the Global Citizen hosts, which include UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, U.S. Senator Chris Coons, will.i.am, Soledad O’Brien, Chris Martin, Freida Pinto, and more.


Celebrate the 45th anniversary of Earth Day by joining the largest movement of people taking action to end extreme poverty and stop climate change. It all begins at 11:45 a.m. ET on April 18 on the Global Citizen YouTube channel.

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