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The Best Sci-Fi Time Machines Ever

Whether you prefer phone booths, cars or wearable devices, surely there is a time machine out there for you. We've gathered some of the top time …

Massive piece of space debris WT1190F is on collision course with Earth

It’s not a catchy name, but a piece of space debris called WT1190F is on a collision course with Earth.<p>The unidentified piece of junk is between one …

Sri Lanka

10 Things You Didn't Know About the Moon

As the full moon approaches, its growing brightness tends to capture our attention.<p>The full moon occurs when the moon is on the opposite side of …

Private Dream Chaser Space Plane Poised for New Flight Tests in 2016

LAS CRUCES, New Mexico – A space plane that would continue the legacy of NASA's shuttle program is getting ready for a second stage of flight …

CubeSats Are Paving Mankind's Way Back To The Moon, And Beyond

Tiny satellites could help turn the Moon into a gas station for solar system exploration<p>It’s been over 40 years since humans last set foot on the lunar surface. But that doesn't mean we’re done exploring the Moon. In fact, there have been over 50 successful robotic missions to the Moon, including …

Mars lakes may have existed long enough for life to evolve, scientists say

Nasa researchers believe some ancient lakes could have lasted for up to 10,000 years, which was enough time for life forms to take hold<p>A Martian crater now being explored by the Nasa rover Curiosity once contained lakes that remained for up to 10,000 years at a time - long enough to support …

Planetary Habitability

NASA tracks ‘world-killer’ giant rock

NASA experts believe Asteroid 86666 (2000 FL10), which could be up to 2.6km wide, will miss Earth when it passes by this weekend at 65.7LD (lunar …

How to find life on Mars

Water<p>The first box scientists need to tick in the hunt for alien life is the presence of water. Life as we know it cannot emerge and survive without water, so a planet needs water to be habitable. Mars had lakes and oceans in the distant past, but now only very salty brines flow there.<p>Methane<p>Most …

Carbon Dioxide

FAA Fines Drone Photography Company Almost $2 Million

In unrelated news, that drone company was suing the FAA<p>On Tuesday, the Federal Aviation Authority announced that it was fining aerial photography company SkyPan International $1.9 million dollars “for endangering the safety of our airspace,” specifically citing 65 drone flights between March 21, …

Drones

First spacecraft ever sent to the dwarf planet continues to transmit data after sending the first color images of Pluto’s atmospheric hazes last week<p>Pluto has blue skies and exposed, bright red water ice, Nasa announced on Thursday, as the first spacecraft ever sent to the dwarf planet continues to …

Solar System

Dragon Quest Heroes review

Square's classic RPG series meets Dynasty Warriors<p><i>Dragon Quest Heroes</i> isn't a game I expected to work half as well as it does.<p>Not unlike last year's <i>Hyrule Warriors</i>, the concept behind <i>Dragon Quest Heroes: The World Tree's Woe and the Blight Below</i> is to take the formula of the long-running Dynasty …

Track Down

These THREE asteroids REALLY could HIT Earth and 'wipe out life'

GETTY•NASAA real photograph of 1999 asteroid RQ36 we have added to a mocked-up image to show it approaching Ea<p>Two of the hulking asteroids could even …

Nasa announces water on Mars and the jokes start flowing

Nasa announced on Monday that researchers have found flowing water on Mars, raising the odds of finding life on the planet. On the internet, this impressive discovery was celebrated with due gravity – or indeed a lack of it.<p>Among other things, the news prompted the internet to offer a picture of a …

Jokes

Throwback Thursday: What is a variable star?

The “constant points of light” in the sky are often anything but.<p><i>“To be is to be the value of a variable.” –</i>Willard Van Orman Quine<p>We look up at the …

European Space Agency

The Verge Review of Animals: the dugong

A manatee-elephant-cow-mermaid we can all relate to<p><i>This column is part of a series where Verge staffers post highly subjective reviews of animals. Previously, we've written about animals without telling you whether they suck or rule. We are now rectifying this oversight.</i><p>If you want to make a child …

It’s a kind of magic

We live in a great time, technologically speaking. 20 years ago a large team was needed to produce an animation film. And a bunch of wizzkids on …

RebelMouse vs. WordPress VIP

After building the product for Huffington Post, and owning the product and engineering groups at AOL after we were acquired, it was clear to me there …

Of Perseids and Parrots

Perseids

Ride a Bioluminescent Fish at New York's Newest Carousel

The New York Aquarium opened in 1896 in Battery Park’s Castle Clinton, filling the sandstone fort with specimens of marine life until it was expelled …

Colour Bugs

Scanning Tech Sees Inside Insects To Catalogue New Species

Sometimes it's what's inside that counts<p>Sure, it might look like the Tick, but the blue bug pictured above is more creepy-crawly than dramatic superhero. It's a new species of millipede, identified using a novel high-tech scanning technique and described today in a study in <i>PLOS ONE</i>.<p>In reality, the …

A Gorgeous, Animated Model of Global Weather Patterns

by John Metcalfe,<br>Bay Area bureau chief, CityLab<p>NOAA’s weatherView animates real-time wind and even shows city lights at night.<p>Though software …

Convergent Territories | ARCADE | Dialogue on Design

To move into another’s territory, to engage with their discipline in a way that goes beyond the superficial and poorly informed, to explore areas of …