The Pluto Probe Went Into Safe Mode, And We Don't Know Why

The New Horizons spacecraft is rapidly soaring closer to Pluto for our first flyby of the distant almost-planet. But something went wrong on Saturday afternoon, knocking the probe out of communication for over an hour. Now we’re back in touch and trying to figure out what happened. » 7/05/15 12:30pm 3 minutes ago

That's No Moon, It's a Rock Band

Last week, classic rock band Styx met the man who named a moon after them - well, sort of. Pluto’s smallest moon, Styx, is really named after a mythological river, in keeping with International Astronomical Union naming conventions. But the SETI institute’s Mark Showalter, who discovered Styx (the moon) in 2012, says… » 7/05/15 10:00am Today 10:00am

Sterling Silver Army Men Guarantee Your Kids Are Adequately Spoiled

Those classic green plastic army men are as cheap as cheap toys get—that’s why they’re often sold by the bucket. That doesn’t mean they’re not fun, though. So if your kid was born with a silver spoon in its mouth, it only makes sense to skip the plastic and get them a set of silver army men instead. » 7/05/15 9:00am Today 9:00am

Boards for Trello Gives Quick Access to Your Boards in Chrome

Chrome: Trello is a fantastic tool to organize your whole life, and before you know it, you’ll have a long list of boards in this visual organizer. Boards for Trello gives you quick access to these through a little extension icon.http://lifehacker.com/how-to-use-tre... » 7/04/15 11:39am Yesterday 11:39am

Is This a Long-Lost Prototype of the "Nintendo PlayStation?"

At the summer Consumer Electronics Show in 1991, Sony announced that it was jumping into the video game hardware market for the first time, partnering with Nintendo to release something called a “PlayStation.” The device never made it to market—for reasons I’ll explain shortly—but someone on reddit may have come… » 7/04/15 11:30am Yesterday 11:30am