Google celebrates NASA's Juno mission success with animated Doodle

NASA’s Juno spacecraft has only just arrived in its intended orbit around Jupiter, but Google has already congratulated the space agency, through the means of Google Doodle. The animated image shows a pixelated version of NASA’s ground crew jumping for joy as Juno — forming the second O in “Google” — beams …

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European Commission approves new investment in cybersecurity

The European Commission signed an agreement today that’ll have member states funding and working together with private groups on cybersecurity. The specifics are a little vague right now, but the gist is this: the EU has put together €450 million, which will be distributed in the coming years to businesses, universities, …

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NASA's Juno spacecraft is now in orbit around Jupiter

NASA’s Juno spacecraft has successfully entered Jupiter’s orbit, bringing it closer to the planet than any probe has come so far. The vehicle reached the gas giant’s north pole this evening, and NASA received confirmation that the vehicle had turned on its main engine at 11:18PM ET. The engine burned …

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Want Better Cities? Here, 6,000 Years of Data Oughta Help

Today, everyone from city planners to the World Bank uses data to map the spread of urbanization. But tracking the expansion of past civilizations is trickier. Sure, historians have created snapshots of ancient societies, but no one has ever had a comprehensive record of when and where those societies emerged—until …

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What’s Inside Sunscreen? The Same Stuff That’s in Silly Putty

Summertime means emerging from your dimly lit cubicle to expose your pallid skin to some precious rays of sunshine. But that presents you with a sticky dilemma: Slather yourself in UV-fighting goop or increase your chance of skin cancer (just five sunburns doubles your risk for melanoma). Fortunately for heliophiles, …

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Watch Live as Juno Enters Jupiter’s Orbit

Artist’s concept of Juno making a close pass over Jupiter. NASA/JPL-Caltech Freedom. What does that word mean to you? A convertible with no roof, maybe? Flipping the bird at your high school principal? How about driving through the desert high as hell on mushrooms listening to On The Border? Or …

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