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Deputy managing editor @Mashable. Live in NYC. From Tennessee. Love Dolly.

Russian spaceport workers aren't getting paid, so they painted demands visible from above

mashable.com — The construction workers building Russia's new spaceport claim they have't been paid in four months. So to get President Vladimir Putin's attention, they painted their demands in letters big enough to be seen from above. Scribbled in white paint on the roofs of construction huts, the messages read: "Dear Putin," "save the workers," "four months without pay" and "we want to work."

Latest video shows how close SpaceX got to landing Falcon 9

mashable.com — The landing wasn't quite right, but it sure was close enough to be considered a minor victory. After launching a Dragon cargo mission to the International Space Station on Tuesday, SpaceX made a second attempt to return the first stage of its Falcon 9 rocket and land it on a drone ship off the coast of Florida.

Watch live: SpaceX attempts historic rocket landing

mashable.com — SpaceX will try once again to launch its cargo capsule to the International Space Station on Tuesday at 4:10 p.m. ET, but what comes after that will be its biggest feat yet.

United Airlines plane skids off runway in Houston

mashable.com — A United Airlines flight arriving into Houston from Las Vegas skid off the runway while landing at Bush International Airport on Monday morning. The flight was arriving during inclement weather and slid off the tarmac into the grass when it landed on the runway.

Ferguson's government sucked, and voters just did something about it

mashable.com — It's been eight months of hell in Ferguson, but things are finally changing. Voter turnout for this week's city council election nearly triples from the previous election. Two black candidates were among three people elected to the city council. For the St.

A spectacular photo journey of Earth

mashable.com — She may look beautiful, but Earth is in danger. The planet just had its warmest winter on record, which comes on the heels of its warmest year. But data shows that the record-warm year of 2014 was no fluke. In fact, 2015 has a decent shot at exceeding the 2014 record, for a back-to-back string of record-warm years.

Armed militants hold prosecutor hostage in Turkey

mashable.com — Members of a leftist group in Turkey have taken a chief prosecutor hostage in his office inside a court house in Istanbul. State-run media outlets have identified the prosecutor as Mehmet Selim Kiraz, who investigated the death of Berkin Elvan, a teenager who was hit by a police gas canister fired during nationwide anti-government protests in 2013.

NASA astronaut launches to space station, his home for an entire year

mashable.com — NASA astronaut Scott Kelly launched to the International Space Station on a Russian Soyuz rocket on Friday for a year-long mission that will reveal more about humans in space and get us one step closer to Mars. Scientists will study astronaut Kelly's health in tandem with his identical twin, Mark, a retired astronaut.

Wake up, Philae. You're on a comet headed for the Sun

mashable.com — Scientists on Thursday will begin attempts to wake up a robot that landed on a comet nearly four months ago. The European Space Agency will try to make contact with the Philae lander, which is currently taking a bit of a nap on Comet 67-P after a bumpier-than-expected landing in November left it stranded in a shaded area of the comet.

Images from his other career

mashable.com — You know Leonard Nimoy as Mr. Spock, but what you may not know Leonard Nimoy the photographer. Later in his life, Nimoy, who passed away on Feb. 27 at age 83, focused on his passion for photography. He was interested in thematic projects that ranged from challenging perceptions of the female body image to capturing his Jewish experience as a child.
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Apr 17, 2015

@moneyries thanks for explaining. I didn't get why Isis was bad until you hashtagged it.

Apr 17, 2015

1. Listen to this bird. 2. Freak out. 3. Figure out what to do in the face of the apocalypse boingboing.net/2015/04/16/exo… pic.twitter.com/EPGVnrT0SS

Apr 17, 2015

SpaceX #Dragon is attached! 2 tons of #ISSCargo (including an espresso machine) has safely arrived. pic.twitter.com/5AlPt7BcXt

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