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Something terrible could happen if we send humans to Mars

"We have perhaps two more decades before the inevitable contamination of Mars." That's a quote from Emily Lakdawalla, senior editor of The Planetary Society in a recent Washington Post article. Our microbes could be a big issue in the discovery of life on the red planet.<p><i>Produced by Justin Gmoser</i> …

Mars

One Mall Uses Holograms To Shame Drivers Who Illegally Park In Accessible Spots

In a common parking lot, you will come across many types of parking jerks. There's the person who takes up two spaces, the person who parks on a …

Go Inside Harley-Davidson, Rolling Stone's Party With Ludacris, DJ Cassidy

See photos from the exclusive Fashion Week event<p>17<p>By<p>On Wednesday, February 10th, <i>Rolling Stone</i> and Harley-Davidson teamed up to throw an exclusive …

Vince Gill on Getting Older, George Jones and Bad Habits

"I want to sing and play like it's the last chance I'll get," says the 20-time Grammy winner as he releases his new album<p>Vince Gill releases his new …

Watch Highlights From Harley-Davidson and Rolling Stone's Fashion Week Party

See action from the red carpet, DJ Cassidy's set and Ludacris' special performance<p>On Wednesday, February 10th, <i>Rolling Stone</i> and Harley-Davidson …

With "MyShake" App, Your Phone Feels Earthquakes and Automatically Warns Scientists

And MyShake won't kill your battery life, either.<p>Your newest app hums away in the background as your phone lies on the coffee table. The gentle thump of your speakers, the quiver of sound waves from a slammed door or a coffee mug set down too abruptly—these things do not perturb it. But as soon as …

Despite rocky start, Philae comet probe has raked in science data

Twelve years ago, the European Space Agency (ESA) launched a spacecraft with a very precious cargo—a robot laboratory designed to land on a comet and …

Philae

Space technology: trees at the root of living spaceships

Science fiction has played with the concept of a “bioship”, a living spacecraft, for decades. In a 1971 episode of <i>Doctor Who</i>, Jon Pertwee’s Doctor …

Southern California

Jason-3 update

The newly launched Jason-3 satellite moved into its final orbit Feb. 12, and is now trailing its counterpart, Jason 2, by only two minutes.<p>The two …

Global Warming

What Are They?

Scientists have announced that they have finally detected gravitational waves after all this time and everybody is going bonkers.<p>Just one thing: What …

Gravitational Waves

Stare straight at NASA's year-long time lapse of the sun

NASA's Solar Dynamic Observatory (SDO) might be the space agency's most beautiful mission. Want proof? Watch this video.<p>(Okay, Hubble is a close second.)<p>The SDO is a satellite that orbits Earth and takes pictures of the sun every 12 seconds, every day (except for when the satellite is behind the …

Astronomy

8 Crazy Things Love Does To Your Brain, According To Science

Love can make you feel euphoric, foolish, happy, obsessed, distracted, passionate, exhausted and pretty much everything in between -- so it should come as little surprise that falling in love does quite a number on your brain.<p>When you fall in love with someone, a whole host of changes are taking …

Relationships

The Best Visualization Of The Gravitational Waves Discovery Yet

Who had the clearest explanation of this groundbreaking science news? For our money, it was PHD Comics.<p>You’ve probably heard the news that’s rocking the science world: yesterday, researchers from the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) announced that they had detected …

Gravitational Waves

Artist Makes 3-D Portraits From DNA Found on Gum, Cigarette Butts, and Fingernails

How Mozart Unlocked a Galactic Secret

Seeking to untangle the theory of relativity—which scientists announced confirmation of this week—Albert Einstein turned to the pure simplicity of …

This is the most profound explanation I've heard of what it means to detect gravitational waves

Albert Einstein predicted their existence 100 years ago but never believed we'd actually detect the waves. So right now if you hang around physicists, who can't contain their excitement, you're bound to hear some profound scientific poetry.<p>One scientist from the Laser Interferometer …

Gravitational Waves

The Art and Science of Refining Gold at Home

A quick tutorial in DIY chemistry.<p>You'd be forgiven for thinking that things like the process of refining gold are complex and complicated procedures that can only be performed in special labs and factories by seasoned and experienced professionals with a wealth of custom equipment. And if you want …