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This New NASA Astronaut Has a Powerful Message for Girls in STEM

<i>This article first appeared in</i> Fortune<i>‘s</i> <i>World’s Most Powerful Women newsletter. Subscribe here.</i><p>NASA, it turns out, doesn’t leave voicemail …

Space Exploration

Hawking urges Moon landing to 'elevate humanity'

<b>Prof Stephen Hawking has called for leading nations to send astronauts to the Moon by 2020.</b><p>They should also aim to build a lunar base in 30 years' time and send people to Mars by 2025.<p>Prof Hawking said that the goal would re-ignite the space programme, forge new alliances and give humanity a sense …

NASA identifies 219 new planet candidates - and 10 potential 'Earths'

Our knowledge of the galaxy just expanded significantly, thanks to NASA’s Kepler space telescope. The exoplanet-finding machine just discovered 219 …

Here comes the sun: NASA's first mission to the star set for 2018

<b>(CNN) —</b> Wearing a nearly 5-inch coat of carbon-composite solar shields, NASA's Parker Solar Probe will explore the sun's atmosphere in a mission that begins in the summer of 2018.<p>It's not a journey that any human can make, so NASA is sending a roughly 10-foot-high probe on the historic mission that …

Astronomy

Three Puzzles Inspired by Ramanujan

Insights from the mathematical genius Srinivasa Ramanujan give us a number of ways to explore the infinite.<p>Srinivasa Ramanujan’s story is part of …

Katherine Johnson, Legendary Mathematician and Inspiration for the Upcoming Film Hidden Figures, Turns 98

Legendary NASA mathematician Katherine Johnson has turned 98.<p>Johnson, the African-American physicist and mathematician who calculated the trajectory …

Katherine Johnson

Beautiful equations: the enigma of prime numbers – video

For Professor Marcus du Sautoy, the ‘enigma of prime numbers’ is at the heart of the greatest unsolved problem in mathematics. Riemann’s formula calculates how many primes there are – an infinite number that is crucial to the security of online banking<p>Magic numbers: can maths equations be beautiful?

Mathematics

Learn Digital Photography with Harvard University’s Free Online Course

Since the taking of the very first photograph in 1826, photography has developed, as it were, in ways hardly imaginable to its first few generations …

10 Books that you should read to get you back on right track

Share9<p>Tweet<p>Share3<p>+11<p>Shares 13<p>There comes a point in all our lives when we are completely lost. No matter what we do or how hard we try, nothing seems …

Motivation

Beautiful equations: E=mc² explained in two minutes – video

There’s beauty in simplicity. For space scientist and Sky At Night host Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock, there’s nothing more beautiful than the way that Einstein’s theory of special relativity unlocks our understanding of how energy, mass and the speed of light work in the universe

Equations

Why Amal Clooney Is the Perfect Role Model for Young Girls

If you Google “Amal Clooney,” the first two pages of search results are about her impeccable fashion sense. While that’s nothing to be brushed under …

A practical guide to help your kid become an astronaut

<i>This question originally appeared on Quora: My 9-year-old has been saying for years (really, since age 5) that she wants to become an astronaut. How can I best guide and support her in pursuing this dream?</i> <i>Answer by Robert Frost, instructor and flight controller at NASA.</i><p>The most important thing is …

Space Exploration

A phone will break if you drop it from 100 feet, and gravity still exists for now

Phones

10 Characteristics of a highly successful entrepreneurs

Share22<p>Tweet<p>Share1<p>+1<p>Shares 23<p>Successful entrepreneurs aren’t just lucky or magically talented–they approach work and life differently than most …

Entrepreneurship

Why Data Is The New Oil

The field of artificial intelligence is red hot thanks in part to big companies like Google, Facebook, and Microsoft using AI-related techniques to …

Believe It Or Not, Computer Science Can Help You Solve Your Problems (Without A Computer)

Summer is creeping up on us, and you know what that means…time to stock your summer reading list! My first suggestion is a remarkable book that worked its way to the top of my ever-growing stack of psych and behavioral science reads. <i>Algorithms to Live By: The Computer Science of Human Decisions</i> may …

Computer Science

21 scientific facts that will motivate you to exercise when you really don't want to

It may encourage you to hear that exercise really is super good for you. There's a mountain of research backing up its many benefits.<p>The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend at least 2.5 hours of moderate cardio activity or 1.25 hours of vigorous cardio activity every week, plus …

Noah's ark attraction, complete with dinosaurs in cages, ready to open in Kentucky

A 510-foot-long, $100 million Noah's ark attraction built by Christians who say the biblical story really happened is ready to open in Kentucky this week.<p>Since its announcement in 2010, the ark project has rankled opponents who say the attraction will be detrimental to science education and …

Northern California

How To Raise Brilliant Children, According To Science

"Why are traffic lights red, yellow and green?"<p>When a child asks you a question like this, you have a few options. You can shut her down with a "Just because." You can explain: "Red is for stop and green is for go." Or, you can turn the question back to her and help her figure out the answer with …

Pedagogy

18 Geeky Summer Projects to Keep Kids Busy

These projects will keep you and your kids entertained this summer.<p>PCMag reviews products independently, but we may earn affiliate commissions from …

'Welcome to Jupiter!' NASA's Juno space probe arrives at giant planet

<b>Jet Propulsion Lab, California (CNN) —</b> NASA says it has received a signal from 540 million miles across the solar system, confirming its Juno spacecraft has successfully started orbiting Jupiter, the largest planet in our solar system.<p>"Welcome to Jupiter!" flashed on screens at mission control at …

Astronomy

Aston Martin & Red Bull unveil new hypercar AM-RB 001 - CNN Style

Supercars

'Welcome to Jupiter': Nasa mission puts Juno in orbit after five-year journey

Arrival of the spacecraft prompted shouts of joy at Nasa’s jet propulsion lab, where scientists had been watching Juno’s progress with bated breath<p>After a five-year voyage across 1.8bn miles (2.8bn km), Nasa’s Juno spacecraft has reached Jupiter and successfully entered its orbit.<p>Braving intense …

Astronomy

Build a Stronger Brain

How a smart diet and exercise keep your mind sharp for a lifetime.<p>Want to stay on your mental game well into your golden years? Then take good care …

The Brain

Five top parenting tips that could be in official lessons

<b>What are the key things that every parent should know before they take on what is arguably the most important job of their life?</b><b>After a call from a leading public health expert for parents in the UK to have lessons provided by the government, we have invited educational psychologist Zubeida</b> …

India aims for a record by launching 22 satellites on a single rocket

The new space race is booming as commercial enterprises such as Elon Musk’s SpaceX and Jeff Bezos’s Blue Origin vie to provide efficient and …

Einstein's theory confirmed again: Scientists detect gravitational waves for second time

They've done it again. Scientists using the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory have detected a second collision between two black holes that sent telltale ripples through the cosmos.<p>The discovery, described in a paper accepted to Physical Review Letters and presented this week at …

Black Holes

Why does E=mc^2?

Einstein’s most famous equation didn’t have to be this way, but it is, all the same.<p><i>“Science is global. Einstein’s equation, E=mc^2, has to reach</i> …