Artist Roy Lohr, 69, sits in a “spaceship” he built in his back yard from wine and beer bottles in Truth or Consequences, New Mexico May 2, 2014. The world’s first purpose-built commercial space base and soon-to-be site of the first space flights with Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic is near the town of Truth or Consequences in New Mexico. The inaugural flight into suborbital space should happen later this year and the first astronauts, who have made reservations and paid $250,000 for the flight, should follow a month later. While it’s not clear what the economic impact will be, many agree that Spaceport America should inject new energy into the town.REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson
The microblogging site’s earnings blew through estimates, but shares plummeted as users tweeted less. Breakingviews columnists discuss what effect this could have on Twitter’s valuation.
Google Inc said it has begun testing its self-driving cars on city streets, a crucial new phase in its quest to eventually make the technology a standard feature in automobiles. Google’s driverless cars rely on video cameras, radar sensors, lasers and a database of information collected from manually driven cars to help navigation, according to the company. Read more: http://reut.rs/1rxDM3e
"Then I heard the words, ‘I’ve got a clear shot at four of them,’ and to my right found one of the men pointing his weapon in the direction of the BLM. For me, time had stopped."
- Read more at Reuters about photographer Jim Urquhart’s experience covering the Nevada showdown between Cliven Bundy’s supporters at the BLM.
A group of space explorers say the chance of a city-obliterating asteroid striking Earth is higher than scientists previously believed - but it’s not all bad news. Full story: http://reut.rs/Qz1ZuG
A bride and groom jump for a picture in front of barricades outside a regional government building seized by pro-Russian armed men in Kramatorsk, eastern Ukraine, April 22, 2014. An international agreement to avert wider conflict in Ukraine was faltering on Monday, with pro-Moscow separatist gunmen showing no sign of surrendering government buildings they have seized. REUTERS/Baz Ratner
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