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Achieve Your Goals With These 8 Tips in Mind

Ever had this passion, this burning desire to achieve something unique and specific? You think about it when you go to school, when you leave for …

Earth - Why we have a spine, when over 90% of animals don't

A popular trope of science fiction is a world in which creatures with unusual body plans rule. From the octopoid Martians of <i>War of the Worlds</i> to the giant "bugs" of <i>Starship Troopers</i>, there is a creepy appeal in the idea that a race of spineless creatures could pose a real threat to humanity.<p>Because …

Biology

RIP E.T. – alien life on most exoplanets dies young

Astronomers have found a plethora of planets around nearby stars. And it appears that Earth-sized planets in habitable zones are probably common.<p>So, …

Carl Sagan

Earth - How cancer was created by evolution

Will we ever win the "war on cancer"?<p>The latest figures show just how distant a prospect victory is right now. In the US, the lifetime risk of developing cancer is 42% in men and 38% in women, according to the American Cancer Society. The figures are even worse in the UK. According to Cancer …

Cancer

Will PlayStation 4 and Xbox One Be the Last Console Generation?

Image souce: Justin14, Wikimedia Commons.<p>An upcoming hardware upgrade in <b>Sony</b>'sPlayStation 4 line and indications that <b>Microsoft</b>will follow suit with its own hardware update for Xbox One mark a departure for gaming consoles -- the platforms will now encompass different hardware specs similar to …

A team of astronomers found 3 Earth-sized planets orbiting a star just 40 light years away

That search took a cool turn this week … literally. A team of astronomers announced they have found not one but <i>three</i> Earth-size planets orbiting a red dwarf, a tiny and cool star just 40 light-years away!<p>This is very interesting for many reasons: This is the lowest mass full-fledged star ever seen …

Astronomy

3tags.org

Will SpaceX Get People to Mars Before NASA?

Billionaire tech entrepreneur Elon Musk, never one to rest on his laurels, recently laid out the opening move in his long-term quest to land people …

Five Science and Technology Predictions for the Next 10 Years

<i>The transhumanist future -- image by Hyolee2</i><p>Radical science and technology are changing everything around us. The field of transhumanism is dramatically growing in size and impact--and the implications for our species are enormous. In just a decade's time, many things may change in how we live our …

Singularity

The man mapping the Universe’s fate

From an observatory in Australia, the man who discovered the mysterious force called ‘dark energy’ is trying to peer deep into the Universe’s distant past – to shed light on what may happen next.<p>In 2011, Brian Schmidt was jointly awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics for his work showing how the …

Universe

Scientists See Potential for Aliens on 3 New Earth-Like Planets

In the search for life in space scientists have found three Earth-like planets approximately 40 light-years away. Popular Science Projects Editor Sophie Bushwick explains the significance of this discovery.<p>“This is a really big deal because we’re going to be able to study these planets more closely …

China's space program is making some bold moves

And in addition to being of note space-wise, the country's plans have some pretty interesting political implications.<p>This part of the Chinese space program — the non-military part — has operated on two main lines of effort: a robotic precursor line to explore places and establish basic …

Space Science

NASA Invests Into Solar Electric Propulsion For Space Exploration

Aerojet Rocket has been selected by NASA to develop a Solar Electric Propulsion system and the project is worth $67m. It will be used for robotic …

It's Raining All Over The Universe

This morning I woke to the sound of rain on the roof. Is there any music more beautiful? It's the perfect reminder of nature's grounding cycles from which we also emerge and disappear.<p>But being an astrophysicist, I was suddenly struck by the realization that Earth is not the only world that knows …

Space-Based Solar Power: Here's How It Could Work

When we talk about space, it’s easy to get ahead of ourselves. Though there’s not as much money going into NASA anymore, there’s still plenty of innovation in the field of space research.<p>Many people may not know it, but space research includes cleantech. A little bit of Googling, and you’ll find …

Clean Energy

10 Interesting facts about human brain you may not know

The human brain is the command center for the human nervous system. It receives input from the sensory organs and sends output to the muscles. The …

Stars Above: Meteor shower caused by Halley's comet can be seen May 4

With the weather warming up this month, skywatchers should take advantage of clear skies and catch some amazing celestial treats.<p>The first week of …

Once this breakthrough happens, artificial intelligence will be smarter than humans

There's no way of knowing when the machines will take over, but scientists have a prediction about the breakthrough that would have to occur in order …

The 12 craziest Hubble pictures of all time

Otherworldly desktop backgrounds.<p>↑ The Hubble Space Telescope has continuously unleashed a stream of jaw-dropping intergalactic imagery since it launched on April 24, 1990. Not only do these images, which look more like paintings at first glance, allow researchers to study distant worlds, galaxies …

Cosmology

Why Did the Genetic Code of All Life on Earth Suddenly Stop Evolving?

Around 3,000 million years ago, something stopped the genetic code from growing.<p>All life on Earth exists thanks to a universal genetic code. This biological rulebook tells our cells how DNA should be translated into life-supporting proteins, without which we couldn't survive.<p>Even though the genetic …

Genetics

This Hubble Video Shoots You to the Center of the Galaxy

Bring a barf bag.<p><i>Extreme galactic closeup. Video.</i> <i>Hubble Space Telescope/YouTube</i><p>Ever had a case of galactic vertigo? Here's your chance, courtesy of the Hubble Space Telescope. This new video was stitched together from Hubble wide field images, providing a sense of what it might feel like to make …

Universe

The Death of a Partner Can Make Your Heartbeat Irregular

</3<p><i>This article was written by Simon Graff from Aarhus University, and was originally published by The Conversation.</i><p>For decades, medicine has …

Biomedicine

7 of the strangest things in our solar system

Last week we discussed the strangest things in our universe. But we have a few odd things closer to home, too, right here in our own solar system. …

Astronomy

This Droplet of DNA Could Store 600 Smartphones Worth of Retrievable Data

To most of us, DNA stores the code of all living things.<p>But according to computer scientists, DNA may one day become the preferential storage medium …

Genetics

Scientists Just Discovered This Giant Galaxy Orbiting The Milky Way

In your daily reminder that all of the existing matter in the known, vast universe is difficult to discover, confirm and categorize, researchers have announced the discovery of the Crater 2 dwarf galaxy which is currently orbiting the Milky Way.<p>The <i>Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society</i> …

How Profitable Is SpaceX? How Much More Profitable Will It Become?

Inquiring minds -- and investors in Boeing and Lockheed Martin -- want to know.<p>On Friday, April 8, 2016, at 4:52 p.m. EDT, SpaceX landed a Falcon 9 …

Space Travel

10. Pine Gap

The majority of UFO conspiracy theories originate in the United States, whose populace have good reason to mistrust their government and military. …

NASA Is Working On 3-D Printed Homes On Mars

Forget saving up for that luxe loft apartment you’ve had your eye on, NASA projects that by 2030 we’ll be living on mars and RedWorks want to be the …

Virgin Galactic

Is this a UFO? Someone thinks he found an alien ship near Area 51 using Google Maps

The truth is out there… but can Google Maps find it? In this case, we’re looking at a Millennium Falcon-like UFO that an Internet user found near …