Amy Fleetham

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NASA’s Cassini spacecraft returns high-quality images of Saturn’s moon Enceladus

NASA‘s Cassini spacecraft has begun returning its best-ever views of the northern extremes of Saturn’s icy, ocean-bearing moon Enceladus.<p>The …

Ten days of Subterfuge

Subterfuge, available on iOS and Android, is a game about deception and submarines, which makes its name absolutely perfect, doesn't it? Heavily …

Russia and Europe Prepare For Joint Lunar Mission

Going together where very few have gone before<p>Here on Earth, political relations between Russia and many European governments have been a little tense. But give the wary neighbors a little (outer) space, and all of a sudden things get a whole lot friendlier.<p>The <i>BBC</i> reported today that Roscosmos (the …

BBC

What Happens When The Space Industry Collides With A Tiny Town?

Popular Science Blogs<p>SURE House<p>How to build a low-cost, hurricane-proof, green home of the future. By Stevens Institute of Technology<p>Science takes off<p>Science Takes Off<p>What Happens When The Space Industry Collides With A Tiny Town?<p>Science Takes Off<p>Dustin Riggs sits in a pliant leather chair in the …

Have We Detected Megastructures Built By Aliens Around A Distant Star?

Or just a cloud of comets? Scientists want to investigate further<p>The Kepler space telescope's job is to find faraway planets that could potentially support life. But as <i>The Atlantic</i> reports, scientists are exploring the possibility that the telescope may have detected something even more …

Deleting genes could boost lifespan by 60 per cent, say scientists

The secret of extending life by decades may lie in switching off certain genes, scientists believe, after showing that small genetic tweaks can make organisms live 60 per cent longer.<p>Ten years of research by the Buck Institute for Research on Ageing and the University of Washington has identified …

Should We Search For Life On Mars Before Sending Astronauts?

Unfortunately, NASA doesn’t have a good game plan<p>Mars has water. Not just ice and snow, but liquid, flowing water. It’s salty and scant, but water is one of the essential ingredients for life on Earth—and although the Red Planet certainly wouldn’t be a cushy place to live, scientists think there’s …

Every Solar System Image You’ve Ever Seen is Wrong. Till Now.

Science & InnovationCuriously Krulwich<p>So which one are we (we human beings, I mean)?<p>Infinitesimal<p>String scale<p>Nanoscale<p>Subatomic …

Find constellations of the zodiac

Today’s sky chart shows the constellations of the zodiac that are up after nightfall on these October evenings.<p>Tonight’s sky chart (top of post) …

This Video Game Asks: How Would You Survive in a Big City if You Were a Stray Dog?

In the open world game 'Home Free', it’s a dog’s life<p>No guns, no swords, no armor: just a lost dog running around a sprawling city, trying to survive. No, it’s not an upcoming Disney film, it’s a proposed video game to work on both Mac and PC systems and is currently raising money on Kickstarter. …

Grand Theft Auto

5 Things To Know About The Search For Dark Matter

We know dark matter exists, but now comes the hard part: figuring out what exactly it is<p>It makes up a quarter of the universe. Without it, galaxies would fall apart, and stars would spin off into space. Dark matter is five times more abundant than normal matter (the stuff that makes up trees and …

Live-action Death Note may have found its Light in Nat Wolff

The <i>Death Note</i> movie may have found its Light Yagami.<p>Relatively new to the industry —and most known for his work in teen romance films adapted from John Green novels (<i>The Fault in Our Stars, Paper Towns</i>)— Variety is reporting that Nat Wolff is rumored to be final negotiations with Warner Bros. for …

NASA and ESA Will Move A Small Moon By Slamming A Spacecraft Into It

Preparing for 'Deep Impact'<p>We've smashed into the moon, and bounced onto a comet, but a whole 17 years after <i>Deep Impact</i> and <i>Armageddon</i> debuted in 1998, we still haven't managed to change the course of an asteroid.<p>Sure, we landed the NEAR-Shoemaker orbiter on an asteroid in 2001, but we didn't even …

SOMA is a better game than BioShock

Gaming has grown in the eight years since BioShock<p><i>BioShock</i> is arguably one of the most influential games ever — certainly of the last generation. It changed expectations for narrative-heavy, single-player-focused games, and for atmosphere and level design in first-person titles. It changed …

Water Is Flowing on Mars

In a major scientific finding, researchers confirm briny water flows seasonally on the Red Planet.<p>Right now, 140 million miles away, somewhere on the frigid surface of Mars, there is water forming. Scientists announced they have strong evidence that briny water flows on the planet, a critical step …

Geoscience

Every NHL Team's Most Intriguing Position Battle in the 2015 Preseason

All 30 NHL teams entered training camp with most of their roster set, but there are always battles for spots, and some of them are in prominent roles.<p>Trades, free-agent adds and losses, highly touted draft picks pushing for jobs, and injuries all create chaos and opportunity for players to make the …

Man Quits Job to Go on Hiking Adventures with His Husky by His Side

After quitting his regular job in favour of personal business plans, Henrik Vikse has allotted himself the flexibility to pursue his passions and now spends his days trekking through the hills of Norway with his equally adventurous husky, Akiak. Together, they are living the dream.<p>Documenting their …

Watch SpaceX Test-Fire Its Upgraded Falcon 9 Rocket Engine

Now more powerful than ever, and getting ready for takeoff in November<p>SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket, which has launched satellites into orbit and carried cargo to the International Space Station and back again on multiple occasions, is getting a serious upgrade. It's engines are getting higher throttle …

Epic Games' new shooter is virtual reality's killer gaming app

"Everybody wants to be Neo." That's how Nick Whiting, lead programmer at Epic Games, describes the main thrust behind <i>Bullet Train</i>, the developer's recently announced virtual reality shooter for the Oculus Rift. What Whiting's referring to, of course, is "bullet time" -- that slow-motion technique …

Virtual Reality

Humans In Different Buildings Linked Brain-To-Brain

Interface lets a person read another's thoughts<p>In one lab, an image of an object is shown to a study participant on a computer screen. The subject wears a cap connected to an electroencephalography (EEG) machine that monitors his brain waves.<p>Another participant, the asker, sits in another lab on …

The Brain

How Physicists Quantum Teleported Information Over 62 Miles

Bringing us one step closer to a quantum Internet<p>Teleportation isn’t real, at least not as it’s depicted in fiction. No one has ever made a material object -- be it Harry Potter or Captain Kirk -- physically disappear from one location and reappear elsewhere. But information … that’s a different …

Missing US scientist emailed father he ‘didn’t feel safe' before he suspiciously disappeared at sea

The U.S. Coast Guard and the FBI are looking into the suspicious disappearance of an American scientist from a vessel off the coast of Peru.<p>According …

Full Moon Lamp Provides Mystical Glow to Set Tranquil Mood

Illuminate your space and mind by incorporating the beauty of the natural world into your home. Acorn Studio, a Taiwan-based company, is helping to do just that with <i>Luna</i>, their Indiegogo-funded series of full moon lamps that bring an element of magic to interior design. This serene decor casts away …

Mashable's best games of E3 2015

The best of E3<p>Mashable picks the most memorable games of 2015<p>The best of E3<p>Mashable picks the most memorable games of 2015<p>This year’s E3 sits amidst …

Call of Duty (Video Game)

8 Things Your Pet Says About Your Personality

1) Researchers have established some general conclusions about pets and their owners personalities:<p><b>Fish owners are happiest.</b>• <b><br>Dog owners are the most</b> …

An afternoon with the ultimate Star Trek simulator

"To boldly go where no man has gone before."<p>Almost 50 years later, those words still carry the weight of the human condition: to learn, to explore, …

At CES And Beyond, It's The End Of The Car As We Know It

Apologies to REM for borrowing the band’s song title, but I’ve never been more convinced that the car is undergoing a dramatic transformation courtesy of technology. The International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) this week in Las Vegas is the prime place to witness this metamorphosis of the …

The PC Gaming Consoles of CES 2015 | PC Invasion

Hardware manufacturers are showing off their new PC gaming and entertainment offerings for the living room, but are they worth it?<p>With the Consumer …

Ubisoft Wants To Know If The Next 'Far Cry' Should Have Cowboys, Vampires Or Dinosaurs

Now that Ubisoft has scored a hat-trick the past three years with Far Cry 3, 4 and Blood Dragon in between them, it’s clear the series is the latest franchise to ascend to unequivocal triple A status. By Ubisoft standards, that means more games, more frequently, and they’re already looking toward …

Neil deGrasse Tyson Selects the Eight Books Every Intelligent Person on the Planet Should Read

In December of 2011, <b>Neil deGrasse Tyson</b> — champion of science, celebrator of the cosmic perspective, master of the soundbite — participated in Reddit’s Ask Me Anything series of public questions and answers. One reader posed the following question: <i>“Which books should be read by every single</i> …