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Penneys' latest collection is literally out of this world. Seeing as it's the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11's ground-breaking moon landing, why don't we commemorate the achievement through fashion?

The brand's latest collaboration with NASA is a long line of urban-inspired casual clothes and accessories which incorporates the famous logo onto various trendy designs.

Loungewear and camouflage print plays a major role, and the collection intends to pay homage to the amazing space agency. We're loving the impressive range, as well as the low prices.


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Whether you're an aspiring astronaut who can't get enough of sci-fi flicks and astrophysics, or else you're just a slave to fashion, this range is 100 percent for you.

Galaxy greys and cosmic reds merge across tops, windbreakers and shorts to bring an inspirational take on space, and matching water bottles, bags, travel pillows and notebooks are available for those long journeys to outer space.

Penneys 'Apollo 11-inspired apparel joins other brands celebrating the historic launch and moon landing, except it's affordable AF.


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Grey co-ordinating sets give a subtle nod to NASA, featuring black and white patterns reminiscent of the moon's uneven texture. Penneys are taking space print to another level…

The Penneys x NASA collaboration is available in-store now, compiled of 20 products featuring menswear, womenswear and stationary.

Prices range from €9 to €25, so you won't be sprinting to the bank in a space suit last minute to request a loan. Take a peek at some of our faves from the range below;

Penneys x NASA Black T-Shirt, €8
Penneys x NASA Black Bag, €14
Penneys x NASA Hoodie, €14
Penneys x NASA White Long-Sleeved Top, €10 and Camo Jacket, €25
Penneys x NASA Mug, €3.50

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There's no doubt about it: Ariana Grande is absolutely smashing the music industry right now.

From releasing two number one albums within six months and winning a Grammy to breaking records set by none other than the Beatles; she's achieved a huge amount in a short space of time.

She recently surprised adorable tween Filipino boy band TNT on yesterday's Late Late Show With James Corden, and opened up about her personal life.

Ariana has just broken an incredible record; Grande is the first artist since the Beatles to hold the number one album slot and Billboard Hot 100 top-three single slots at once, with 7 Rings, Break Up With Your Girlfriend, I'm Bored and Thank U, Next.

Corden rattled off the crazy statistics while Grande responded with humble graciousness and no less than 13 “sorrys,” “I’m sorrys,” and “I’m so sorrys.” It's the new "yuh".

Grande laughed along with the talk show host after the overwhelming achievements, and assured him, “I’ll take a break after this. I’ll go away for a little, I promise.”

Thank God, Corden spoke on behalf of us all when he responded with, “We don’t want you to,” but Grande was quick to reply, “I do! I’m tired of my voice.”

The 25-year-old star added that recently, “I usually don’t have anything to do …Personal life is still nonexistent,” and that she was planning on celebrating the Billboard records by going out to dinner with her mom or recording more in the studio.

The gal has an insane work ethic, and can do no wrong it would seem. 2019 is most definitely the Year of the Grande, and her tour starts in four weeks. We WISH we had tickets to see the queen perform in person.

Carry on slayin' the game Ari, we say "yuh" instead of "I'm sorry" because you should NEVER apologise for your hard-earned success. Get it, gurl.

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Just two days after telling the world she'd drop the tracklist and cover art for her newest album, due February 8, Ariana Grande essentially said "F*ck it". And we love her for it.

She's only gone and posted them EARLY, sharing the iconic tracklist (Break up with your girlfriend, I'm bored is our fave) and debuting the cover art for Thank U, Next.

The cover is, of course, pink. Our homegirl Ari is also upside down, with spraypaint across her chest reminiscent of the 7 Rings cover.

The 25-year-old is maintaining her "Zero f*cks given" attitude following the release of the groundbreaking album Sweetener in August.

With 12 new tracks for us to obsess over, including Imagine and Thank U, Next, the work is sure to be a hit.

Grande is doing things exactly as she likes, whenever she likes, and the art is celebrating strong, empowered and SINGLE women.

Telling her fans, "This is my favourite album cover, I think. Brain painted me. Fredo shot me. Made with true, deep friendship and love, just like this music."

Adorable, she clearly has a wonderful support system of family and friends around her since her much-publicised break-up with Pete Davidson.

The singer has claimed she's stanning the single solo life in 2019, after being asked who she's dating now; "Spoiler for the rest of this year/probably my life: it's no one."

After Ari's upside-down Christmas tree, to embody her life currently being in an upside-down universe, she's brought that energy to her latest album artwork.

While her life remains topsy-turvy, Grande's here for it. "This time she kinda…f*cks with it." Damn right, she does.

2019 is going to be Ariana's year, we can feel it. If you need us we'll be blasting 7 Rings on our way to Tiffany & Co.



NASA has released the first image of the spacecraft InSight from the surface of Mars. 

The snap, released via the spacecraft's own Twitter page, shows the probe on the red surface of the planet

Arguably, this could be considered the first ever selfie on Mars, and to be fair, if it took us 7 months to get somewhere, we would be taking a selfie when we arrived too. 

The craft launched  on May 5th of the year and landed yesterday, November 26th 2018. 

The craft landed in an area called the Elysium Planitia, a relatively flay, sandy area on the planet. 

This area, on the planet's equator, was chosen specifically, as the craft would be unable to land and set itself up properly on Mars' rocky, cratered Northern hemisphere. 

'Today, we successfully landed on Mars for the eighth time in human history,' said NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine. 

'InSight will study the interior of Mars and will teach us valuable science as we prepare to send astronauts to the Moon and later to Mars.'

'This accomplishment represents the ingenuity of America and our international partners, and it serves as a testament to the dedication and perseverance of our team.'

'The best of NASA is yet to come, and it is coming soon.'

NASA hopes to have a human land on Mars in the late 2030s. 



The hacker collective Anonymous has claimed NASA is close to confirming alien life – and conspiracy theorists are going crazy.

In a video shared on YouTube last week, Anonymous cites passages of recent talks at NASA which seem to support the idea of extra terrestrial life.

The person posing as Anonymous in the 12-minute video said: "Mankind has already made contact with aliens, and not just little micro-organisms floating inside a massive alien ocean, but [instead] advanced alien civilisation.

"Professor Thomas Zurbuchen [of NASA] said our civilisation is on the verge of discovering evidence of alien life in the cosmos, taking into account all of the different activities and missions that are specifically searching for aliens.

"We are on the verge of discovering unprecedented evidence."

However, Professor Thomas tweeted last night to say these claims are false.

Taking to the social media site, he said: "Contrary to reports, there's no pending announcement from NASA regarding extraterrestrial life.

"Are we alone in the universe? While we do not know yet, we have missions moving forward that may help answer that fundamental question."

Many are claiming that the Anonymous video is just a bunch of old videos looped together.

Yahoo claims: "It’s likely just a looped clip of a previous video being reused for the umpteenth time."



NASA astronomers have found 219 new planets just beyond our solar system, and ten of them could very well support life.

The researchers found the planet candidates in the final batch of NASA's Kepler Space Telescope observations of 200,000 sample stars in the constellation called Cygnus.

The ten newly discovered Earth-like planets are sufficiently distanced from their stars (like our sun) for water to be able to exist on them, which scientists believe is the key to forming life.

Kepler scientist, Mario Perez said, "An important question for us is, 'Are we alone?' Maybe Kepler today is telling us indirectly that we are not alone."

The Kepler telescope was launched in 2009 in the hopes to find more Earth-like planets, and it looks like it may have succeeded.

Telescope surveys like this one have, to date, found the existence of nearly 3,500 planets.



Way to shake up the alien conspiracy theorists, NASA.

UFO conspirators went into a frenzy this weekend after a video emerged online showing alleged aliens flying past the NASA International Space Station.

The 31-second clip shows six unidentified flying objects making their way past the space camera, until it cuts to black.

According to the Daily Mail, the UFOs were spotted by Youtuber Streetcap1, who then posted the video online.

It was later shared with a conspiracy website called SecureTeam.

A user named Tyler, said on the website that the objects were "fairly large" and were too big to be random floating particles roaming through space.

He said the objects were "much larger than NASA's typical excuse of ice particles… we must be looking at ice bergs," he joked.

The UFO-enthusiast then explained that NASA suspiciously cut the live feed to black before it was replaced with a camera from the inside of the space station's briefing room.

Last month, another man claimed to have seen a UFO on the same live feed.

He told The Mirror: "I've been watching it [the live feed] for years but never seen any UFOs on it before.

"I was showing a friend how it worked at around 11.30pm when the feed cut out, and 35 seconds after it came back on, this object appeared.

"At first it was really small and then it grew bigger, lasting for about 25 seconds."

Forget about zombies, we could be facing an alien invasion next, lads.


Scientists the world over were celebrating yesterday after NASA finally confirmed some pretty huge news – that the gravitational waves predicted by Albert Einstein a century ago do indeed exist.

As with any signifcant piece of scientific research, the discovery was embargoed from the media until an official release was sent out yesterday afternoon.

But one scientist based at NASA's Flight Centre in Maryland got a little over-excited, and broke the news to the world 16 minutes she was meant to… via a picture of cake.

Yup, the folks at NASA had a specially iced cake commissioned for their celebration day, with the words "Here's to the first direct detection of gravitational waves" written on it.

Unfortunately for NASA, Erin Ryan happens to be followed on Twitter by both the Washington Post and the NPR (National Public Radio). Oops.

Bizarrely, this is not the first time poor Erin has broken an embargo via a picture of cake – which could explain why she has such a host of media followers on Twitter.

Back in 2013, Erin tweeted a snap of an (albeit half-eaten) cake celebrating the discovery of a chemical called propene on one of Saturn's moons.

She admitted to the Washington Post yesterday that her employer advised her "to maybe chill with the tweeting for a week or so" after the original cake-leak in 2013… but we kinda hope she never stops.


If someone told you by wearing a vest full of ice you would lose 500 calories a day, would you believe them? Em… Probably not.

But if NASA told you it's a completely different story, right? Well, an ice-packed vest has been developed by a NASA scientist, who claims exposure to cold is an effective way of burning excess calories.

Worn OVER a shirt, The Cold Shoulder, sits across the back and shoulders and is designed to be stored in the freezer. Users only wear it if they are sitting in a comfortable temperature, and NOT exercising.

Dr. wayne Hayes invented the new contraption and reports that the waistcoat extracts heat from your body, and in turn, you will lose more calories by trying to stay warm.

“The goal of The Cold Shoulder is to force you to burn calories at a time when you otherwise would not: sitting down, at rest, in a comfortable environment at room temperature.

"Scientists have spent decades studying how mild cold exposure can enhance calorie burn and the evidence has been accumulating,” Dr Hayes tells the Telegraph.

He is now trying to raise money on Kickstarter in order to bring the product to a wider audience and get the first batch of waistcoats into production.

Right now, the project has raised almost €85,000 since going live last week. Dr Hayes initially hoped to raise just €12,000, so it seems The Cold Shoulder could be on its way to us soon.



Space agency Nasa has just announced at a US press conference that it has found evidence of flowing water on Mars.

The exciting discovery means that the planet could potentially support life-forms.

Mars is the fourth planet from the Sun in the Solar System and is located 225million km from Earth.

Scientists have long speculated that the dark patches on Mars were made up of briny water, but the new findings prove that those patches are actually caused by liquid water.

This water runs down canyons and crater walls over the summer months on Mars (when temperature rise to about minus 23C) – water which then dries up in the autumn as the planet's surface cools.

“There is liquid water today on the surface of Mars,” Michael Meyer, the lead scientist on Nasa’s Mars exploration programme, told The Guardian this evening.

“Because of this, we suspect that it is at least possible to have a habitable environment today.”

Researchers will now focus on finding out where the water comes from: porous rocks under the Martian surface may hold frozen water that melts in the summer and seeps up to the surface.

We already know that a few billion years ago, the planet was inundated by rivers, lakes and maybe even an ocean.

#NASA is already the No.1 trending topic on Twitter in Ireland this evening. 


If you’re putting together a proposal on why afternoon naps should be a compulsory part of your work day, you’re very lucky to have stumbled across this.

We’re paraphrasing slightly, but NASA has decreed that we must all have a short snooze during the day because naps make us better people.

Most of us have heard that naps are supposed to be beneficial and it’s been common to think this was nothing more than an urban myth.

It’s not – it’s actual, credible science.

NASA’s incredibly wise scientists put a ‘napping study’ together in which pilots were divided into two groups: a ‘resting’ group and a ‘no rest’ group.

The ‘resters’ were allowed to take a 40-minute cockpit nap at some stage during the flight, while pilots in the ‘no rest group’ weren’t – poor things.

They found that pilots who napped performed much better than those who didn’t.

So the next time somebody tells you to change your napping ways, tell them science says, “Shhhh”.