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Spacecraft’s Trace Gas Orbiter will seek out methane – usually produced by living organisms – in planet’s atmosphere<p>Space engineers are making final preparations for the launch of a robot spacecraft designed to sniff out signs of life on Mars.<p>Related: ‘Giant nose in the sky’ ready for lift-off in …

European Space Agency

9 Winter Fashion Rules You Should Definitely Break

With the whole no-white-after-labor-day rule having finally met its demise, a slew of other fashion commandments have come under scrutiny. But why should someone else’s seasonal clothing regulations damper your cold-weather swagger? Fall and winter seem to be hit the hardest with painfully outdated …

Clothing

You can now play Jeopardy with your Amazon Echo speaker

Amazon's Echo speaker, with the voice-powered digital assistant Alexa, is good for setting kitchen timers, playing to music, and — of course — shopping on Amazon. You can add playing <i>Jeopardy</i> to that list after an update earlier this week. After enabling the new feature in the Echo's app settings, …

David Bowie music skyrockets 2,700% on Spotify, leaps to No. 1 on iTunes

Grieving David Bowie fans flocked to Spotify and iTunes to pay tribute to the star Monday, causing the late rocker's play counts and sales to soar on …

Music

President Obama Will Close Guantanamo Bay Prison: Aide

White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough said the president feels obligated to his successor to close the Guantanamo Bay prison in Cuba before he …

At the London Men's Shows, Protection and Escape from Darkness

The LC:M shows give early warning signs of the shape of the Autumn/Winter 2016 season.<p><b>LONDON, United Kingdom —</b> The unwieldily titled London …

Most distant massive galaxy cluster

Astronomers have detected a massive, churning galaxy cluster – with potentially thousands of individual galaxies – in the early universe.<p>A team of …

Winner Of $1.3 Billion Powerball May Face Suits By Friends, Co-Workers, Family

With no winner so far, the Powerball jackpot rose to $1.3 billion. These astounding numbers seem even more likely to brew big potential liabilities. Of course, the taxes on winning tickets are an unavoidable downside. Yet even after taxes, most people assume they will end up with a lot. But apart …

25 Honest Selfies That Sum Up What It's Like To Be A Mom

Complete with under-eye circles, messy hair and more.<p>Last month, actress Olivia Wilde shared a frazzled selfie that resonated with parents everywhere. "I call this hairstyle, 'keep the kid alive,'" she wrote in the caption. "Products you'll need: sweat, string cheese, diaper rash cream, chewed up …

Is Post-Katrina Gentrification Saving New Orleans Or Ruining It?

In the decade since Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans, an influx of billions of dollars and thousands of new residents has helped revitalize portions of the city. However, for some longtime residents like local MC and activist Domonique Meyers, the Crescent City is at risk of losing something much …

Jurassic World Will Get a Sequel in 2018

Jurassic World, the latest movie in Steven Spielberg’s popular Jurassic Park franchise, has already made Universal Pictures a tidy profit.<p>The film, …

June 2015

Diversity

Blueprint for a Better Human Body

People who wear and design prosthetics are rethinking the form of our species.<p>When Elizabeth Wright smacks her right leg on a table, she says “ow.” That’s only interesting if you know one more thing: that her right leg is made out of carbon fiber and metal. It’s also part of her. “It is my right …

Singularity

Nintendo rides are coming to Universal's theme parks

Over the years, Nintendo has crafted a diverse roster of beloved video game characters. They're colorful and instantly recognisable, so inevitably some fans have wondered whether a Disney-style theme park could be built around them. Well, wonder no more. Nintendo announced today that it's teaming …

Retrogaming