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The One Theory of Quantum Mechanics That Actually Kind of Makes Sense

But most physicists don't buy it.<p>Quantum mechanics is baffling. On the atomic and subatomic scale, matter seems to behave in ways that we, in the macro world, would generally think of as impossible. Particles can exist in two different places at once, and particle-like interferences in space are …

Quantum Mechanics

Ford Mustang: A Brief History in Zero-to-60-MPH Acceleration

This Guy's Car Fetish Is So Normal It's Actually Pretty Weird

Like so many of us, Tyson Hugie dreamed of one day owning a very specific car collection. Classic 4x4s? European sports cars? Nah, man—early 90’s …

Time I

What Happens If the Curiosity Rover Finds Life on Mars?

A deep-dive on whether we can handle the implications of such a discovery<p>After NASA’s announcement in late September that Mars has flowing water, many wondered when the Curiosity rover would start live-tweeting pics of the recurring slope lineae where NASA believes this water seasonally …

Atoms

Some call for LSU running back to quit college football because of the NFL's archaic eligibility rule

Two weeks ago against Auburn, the sophomore running back at LSU ran for 228 yards and three touchdowns on just 19 carries — the most by a Tigers rusher in under 20 carries and the fifth most in program history.<p>The next week against Syracuse, he rushed for a career-high 244 yards, becoming the first …

Water on Mars: What Does It Really Mean?

A new find of liquid water fuels hopes that life may yet exist on the red planet.<p>It’s tempting to say that the announcement of liquid water on the surface of Mars heralds a new era in Martian exploration.<p>You might think that the first human explorers on Mars will park next to a salty stream and use …

Habitats

Why We Can't Look For Life In The Waters Of Mars

Protecting alien sites from Earth contamination<p>Mars isn’t the dry wasteland it looks like. There’s water in them thar rocks, according to NASA. Just this morning, the space agency announced that the mysterious, dark streaks that show up on Mars during the spring and summertime are in all likelihood …

Habitats

Drone captures rare footage of abandoned Chernobyl-era nuclear plant in Crimea (VIDEO)

Footage captured from a bird’s-eye view of a Chernobyl-era nuclear power plant in Crimea shows its heart – the reactor. The unfinished plant has been …

Is Space Mining Legal?

A controversial bill would give companies the right to own natural resources in space, and it may pass in the Senate by the end of September<p>If mankind is ever to become an interplanetary species, our outward expansion across the solar system probably can’t be fueled by NASA funding alone. Why did …

Space Exploration