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Astronauts Scott and Mark Kelly on NASA’s twin experiment and the future of space travel

The only twins who’ve ever traveled to space<p>Mark and Scott Kelly are the only twins that have ever traveled to space — and their experience will be invaluable if we want to get to Mars one day.<p>The brothers are taking part in what NASA calls the Twins Study — a genetic experiment to see how our …

The First Human-Pig Hybrid Embryo Has Been Created in The Lab

A big step towards lab-grown organs.<p>For the first time, researchers have successfully grown human cells inside early-stage pig embryos in the lab, …

Genetics

NASA releases first results from ‘Year In Space’ twin study

The first results from NASA’s Year in Space brothers are in, and show glimpses of how stressful a trip to Mars could be for the human body.<p>Astronaut …

Methylation

This new Periodic Table shows the astounding origins of every atom in your body

In the first episode of his famous TV series about space, "Cosmos: A Personal Voyage," the late astronomer Carl Sagan wastes no time dramatically setting the stage.<p>"The surface of the Earth is the shore of the cosmic ocean," Sagan says. "Some part of our being knows this is where we came from. We …

Universe

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Cure For Cancer Found? Brain Tumors Disappear In Patient Receiving CAR-T Cell Therapy

2016 brought along a bevy of medical research breakthroughs among the international scientific community, from HIV and AIDs prevention to new …

Look to the sky for New Year's Eve comet

Apart from the traditional fireworks and illuminated ball in Times Square, look for a blazing comet to light the night sky on New Year’s Eve.<p>The NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory said a comet may be visible as people welcome in 2017 on Saturday.<p>“Say farewell to 2016 in cosmic style by looking up to …

Cosmology

A Rare Comet Is Zooming Past Earth Right Now, And You Should Be Able to See It With Binoculars

Surprise!<p>Forget the New Year's Eve fireworks, NASA has announced that a comet currently zooming through the inner Solar System will be so bright over …

Red Planet or Bust? Nat Geo's 'Mars' Finale Takes a Sharp Twist

National Geographic's "Mars" TV series is coming to an end with the sixth and final episode airing tonight. The fate of the fictional Mars colony and …

Stargazers prepare for biggest supermoon in nearly 69 years

The brightest moon in almost 69 years will be lighting up the sky this week in a treat for star watchers around the globe.<p>The phenomenon known as the supermoon will reach its most luminescent in North America before dawn on Monday. It will reach its zenith in Asia and the South Pacific on Monday …

How an Australian College Student Did What NASA Couldn't

Paddy Neumann's final project—which proposes using junk metal as rocket fuel—could change space travel forever.<p>Paddy Neumann kind of looks like someone who's really into brewing beer. But back when he was a third year student at the University of Sydney, the now Dr. Neumann started on a course of …

Get Ready For a Month of Meteor Showers as We Pass Through The Tails of 3 Comets

October is going to be good.<p>Your star-gazing calendar for October is in, and it's going to be a good month.<p>Right now, Earth is passing through the …

Nobel prize in medicine awarded to Yoshinori Ohsumi

In context: The 2016 Nobel Prize in Medicine<p>Yoshinori Ohsumi<p>Yoshinori is a Japanese cell biologist. He is a professor in the Tokyo Institute of …

Innovation

11 things to know about this year’s Harvest Moon

<b>This year’s full moon closest to the autumnal equinox rises in all its giant, gorgeous glory on October 5, but its waxing and waning put on a good</b> …

Spectacular Images from Curiosity Rover on Mars

Like any <b>tourist</b> visiting an <b>exotic locale</b>, NASA JPL’s Mars <b>Curiosity Rover</b> has been busy taking <b>pictures</b>. Except Curiosity’s snapshots are anything but …

Don't Update to iOS 10 Yet—It Could "Soft Brick" Your Phone

Don't update until it all shakes out.<p>Apple's latest version of its mobile operating system—iOS 10—is now out in the wild. If you get a notification to install it over the air, don't. It could mess up your phone.<p>As users are reporting on Twitter, the current iOS 10 update has the potential to "soft …

Astronomers dig up 30-tonne meteorite

A GIANT meteorite discovered by scientists in Argentina is thought to be the second largest ever found on Earth. It could have been there a long time.

Meteorites

FACT CHECK: Lunar Footprint Mystery

CLAIM<p>The boots on Neil Armstrong's spacesuit don't match up with the "footprints" supposedly he left on the moon.<p>RATING<p>ORIGIN<p>The Apollo 11 mission …

NASA's findings suggest Mars even more Earth-like than previously believed

NASA's Curiosity rover has been exploring the Gale Crater on Mars since 2012, and in that time has come up with some astounding discoveries that suggest the Red Planet was somewhat Earth-like in its earlier times.<p>The rover has come through again, this time detecting significant amounts of manganese …

Planetary Habitability

'Explosive shock' as Britain votes to leave EU, Cameron quits

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain has voted to leave the European Union, forcing the resignation of Prime Minister David Cameron and dealing the biggest blow since World War Two to the European project of forging greater unity.<p>Global financial markets plunged on Friday as results from a referendum defied …

Check out Mars tonight: It's closer to Earth than it has been in 11 years

As you wind down from your Memorial Day festivities tonight, take a minute to find Mars glowing yellow and bright in the eastern sky.<p>On the evening of May 30, the Red Planet will come closer to Earth than it has in 11 years.<p>Because Mars and Earth are so close to each other tonight, our planetary …

Astronomy

Apple Debuts New 'Thank You Speech' iPhone 6s Ad Starring Neil Patrick Harris

Apple has shared a new television commercial called "Thank You Speech" starring actor Neil Patrick Harris. The new 30-second spot promotes hands-free Siri on iPhone 6s in a humorous tone.<p>Harris asks Siri to read him his "thank you speech" while he stands in front of a mirror practicing with a …

The latest Remix Mini update removes Google’s essential apps

The company says Google's Android verification is to blame<p>Jide's Remix Mini lets people use Android more like a desktop, and although the OS remains integral to the company's work, it's relationship with Google is changing. Jide released an optional update this past week that removes Google Mobile …

This App Can Tell You If Your iPhone Has Been Secretly Hacked

If your iPhone has been jailbroken without your knowledge, something fishy is probably going on. The only problem is, it can be impossible to tell …

The Big Bang Theory recap: The Line Substitution Solution

It’s always a fun episode when Christine Baranski visits the set of <i>The Big Bang Theory</i> as Leonard’s passive-aggressive mother. This time Penny is …

Top 10 Facts About The Big Bang Theory

If you ask a scientist where the Universe got its start, “the Big Bang” is the answer you’re most likely to get. Our Universe full of stars, galaxies and a cosmic web of large-scale structure, all separated by the vastness of empty space between them, wasn’t born that way and didn’t exist that way …

Atomic Oxygen Has Been Detected In Mars' Atmosphere

Space Photo credit: The present is the key to the past. Vadim Sadovski/ShutterstockAs far as we know, we’re the only habitable planet in the Solar …

Solar System

The Orbit of Mars. How Long is a Year on Mars?

Mars and Earth have quite a few things in common. Both are terrestrial planets, both are located within the Sun’s habitable zone, both have polar ice …

Astronomy