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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> …

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

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

DJ Cassidy Walks the Red Carpet<p>Ludacris Goes Fast and Furious<p>DJ Cassidy Meets the Press<p>The Neighbourhood’s Jesse Rutherford and Friend<p>Karma …

Vince Gill on Getting Older, George Jones and Bad Habits

Vince Gill releases his new album <i>Down to My Last Bad Habit</i> today, a collection of honest country songs with a glint of pop polish that ranks among …

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

On Wednesday, February 10th, <i>Rolling Stone</i> and Harley-Davidson celebrated Fashion Week and the motorcycle brand’s Black Label Collection with an …

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

Many had feared that Philae would land on a soft and fluffy surface, possibly even sink. Instead it bounced when its harpoons failed to fire.<p>This …

Space technology: trees at the root of living spaceships | Financial Times

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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

Love really is like a drug.<p>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 …

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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 …

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

"It all started with wondering what I could learn about someone from a little piece ... they left behind," says artist Heather Dewey-Hagborg. Using discarded items like cigarette butts, chewing gum, and fingernails, she extracted traces of DNA to create masks based on the owner's genetic profile. …

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How Mozart Unlocked a Galactic Secret

As he wrestled with his theory of relativity, Albert Einstein could not have imagined that the confirmation of his life’s work had been vibrating …

Time Travel

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 …

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 …