Behold, a rocket launch seen from space

The perspective on this is quite novel.

Screen capture from video posted by Twitter user Dafeng Cao.
Screen capture from video posted by Twitter user Dafeng Cao.
  • We've all seen video footage of rocket launches, but this one is spectacularly different: it was filmed from space.
  • Watch the launch and how small it looks from so-called "God's view".

We've all seen several shots of rocket launches from various locations — Cape Canaveral, Houston, Punta Indio, in Argentina, among others. But how many of us have seen such things from space?

Now, you can.

China's Jilin-1 satellite, orbiting 332 miles (535 km) above the Earth, recorded the launching of an OS-X1 suborbital rocket this past weekend. Developed by the private Chinese company OneSpace, the rocket ascended from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in the Gobi Desert. It was a test of its solid fuel boosters, and it's an incredible shot.

Truly god view, Jilin-1 video satellite shot @OneSpace01 OS-X1 suborbital rocket's launch at JSLC this noon. pic.twitter.com/KposRHZc4D
— dafeng cao (@dafengcao) September 7, 2018

90,000-year-old human hybrid found in ancient cave

Researchers have just discovered the remains of a hybrid human.

Researchers in a chamber of the Denisova cave in Siberia, where the fossil of a Denisova 11 was discovered. CreditIAET SB RAS, Sergei Zelensky
Surprising Science

90,000 years ago, a young girl lived in a cave in the Altai mountains in southern Siberia. Her life was short; she died in her early teens, but she stands at a unique point in human evolution. She is the first known hybrid of two different kinds of ancient humans: the Neanderthals and the Denisovans.

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The 10 most influential women in tech right now

These thought leaders, founders, and entrepreneurs are propelling the kind of future we want to be a part of.

Kimberly Bryant (left) , Joanna Stern (middle) ,and Susan Wojcicki (right)

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Technology & Innovation
  • The tech industry may be dominated by men in terms of numbers, but there are lots of brilliant women in leadership positions that are changing the landscape.
  • The women on this list are founders of companies dedicated to teaching girls to code, innovators in the fields of AI, VR, and machine learning, leading tech writers and podcasters, and CEOs of companies like YouTube and Project Include.
  • This list is by no means all-encompassing. There are many more influential women in tech that you should seek out and follow.

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Study: 33% of people fantasize about being in a sexually open relationship

Most said they want to act on their desire someday. But do open relationships actually work?

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Sex & Relationships
  • The study involved 822 Americans who were in monogamous relationships at the time.
  • Participants answered questions about their personalities, sexual fantasies, and intentions to act on those fantasies.
  • Research suggests practicing consent, comfort, and communication makes open relationships more likely to succeed.
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Mind & Brain

Teen popularity linked to increased depression in adolescence, decreased depression in adulthood

The results of this study showed depressive symptoms being highest in adolescence, declining in early adulthood and then climbing back up again into one's early 30s.

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