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Why No One Under 20 Has Experienced a Day Without NASA at Mars

As the Mars Pathfinder spacecraft approached its destination on July 4, 1997, no NASA mission had successfully reached the Red Planet in more than 20 …

Prenatal acetaminophen may affect masculinity

When we have a headache or a cold, many of us pop a Tylenol without a second thought. But acetaminophen - the active analgesic ingredient in the drug …

Tamron introduces 'ultra-telephoto' 18-400mm F3.5-6.3 zoom lens

Tamron has introduced what it is calling the 'world's first ultra-telephoto all-in-one zoom lens,' the 18-400mm F3.5-6.3 Di II VC HLD. The lens, …

Full thrust on Europe's new Ariane 6 rocket

Jonathan Amos @BBCAmos on Twitter<p><b>Manufacturers say they are making rapid progress in the development of Europe's new rocket - the Ariane 6.</b><p>The vehicle is due to enter service in 2020, gradually replacing the existing workhorse, the Ariane 5.<p>The prime contractor, the recently rebranded ArianeGroup, …

Space Exploration

Mayors Could Shift Nearly 42 Percent Of U.S. Electricity To Renewables By 2035

The U.S. withdrawal from the Paris Agreement is prompting more than 1,400 mayors to make their own pledges.<p>The country’s largest coalition of cities plans to vote this weekend on a pledge to make 100 percent renewable power a top policy priority over the next decade.<p>The resolution by the U.S. …

New York City

The crazy new game that pits 100 people against each other on a deserted island will come to consoles

A bizarre and brilliant new video game is exploding in popularity right now. The game isn't even fully complete — it's available in "early access" on Steam, for $30 — but <b>it's already grossed over $60 million</b>.<p>It's called "PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds," and, on the surface, it looks like a …

Scientists Create Graphene-Based Sieve That Removes Salt From Seawater

It is estimated that over 660 million people in the world still do not have access to clean and safe drinking water — a number that is only expected …

Seven reasons we're at more risk than ever of a global pandemic

<b>(CNN) —</b> It could take just one cough, one kiss, one touch or even one bite to change not only your life, but the lives of everyone around you -- and for months or even years.<p>In most cases, the closer those people are to you, the greater the risk. But it isn't always that simple.<p>The risk at hand: an …

Public Health

Inspired by Nature: Scientists Find Groundbreaking Solution for Solar Storage

One of the most common pitfalls of solar energy is storing it. On sunny days there is typically an excess of energy, which is lost if not captured. …

Start Rolling Your Blunts: New Study Says Weed Can Enhance Cognitive Function

Jokes about the stupid stoner are becoming passé.<p>We've already heard how medical marijuana can help people with everything from PTSD to creativity. Now there's even more evidence from Harvard-Tuft researchers in study indicating that cannabis helps our cognitive performance, i.e. the way we acquire …

Record Supermoon and 9 More Can't-Miss Sky Events in November

Get ready to see lunar pairings, meteor showers, and more this month.<p>The coming month brings the roaring lion of meteor displays, dazzling planets, and plenty more reasons to look up at the night sky. You’ll even have the chance to catch the most impressive supermoon in nearly seven decades.<p>So dust …

Astronomy

Elon Musk just shared his ambitious 4-step plan for colonizing Mars with a million people

Elon Musk wants to launch a million people to Mars in the event some apocalyptic disaster eventually ruins Earth. And he wants it to be somewhat affordable — $200,000 or less per person.<p>To that end, the SpaceX CEO outlined his plan to colonize Mars on September 27, including how his Interplanetary …

Solar Power Capacity Tops Coal for the First Time Ever

Solar power now accounts for more installed capacity than any other form of electricity generation, according to new data out Tuesday.<p>“About half a …

2,000-Year-Old Skeleton Found on Shipwreck

The remains were found in the same wreck where a device known as the Antikythera mechanism was recovered.<p>A human skeleton dating to 2,000 years ago …

Archaeology

A New V-Shape Roof Can Collect Solar Power, Wind Power and Rain Water

Scientists have been busy designing a roof that uses not just solar power, but wind and rain power as well, to generate energy. There is a total of …

Renewable Energy

Study shows how Chinese medicine kills cancer cells

Researchers at the University of Adelaide have shown how a complex mix of plant compounds derived from ancient clinical practice in China – a …

Fast radio bursts: Scientists hear ‘huge’, mysterious and repeating signal from deep in space

Scientists have heard a long, repeated sound from deep in space — and nobody is sure where it is coming from.<p>Astronomers found 10 millisecond-long …

Bugatti's $2.6 million Chiron is the fastest car in the world

Bugatti Chiron<p>You might think the super-wealthy have it pretty easy, what with their private islands, private jets and the ability to buy just about …

World's biggest floating solar farm powers up outside London

On a vast manmade lake on the outskirts of London, work is nearing completion on what will soon be Europe’s largest floating solar power farm – and will briefly be the world’s biggest.<p>But few are likely to see the 23,000 solar panels on the Queen Elizabeth II reservoir at Walton-on-Thames, which is …

Solar Panels

How to Take a Perfect Long Exposure Photograph in 8 Steps

Ethereal atmospheres, smooth water, moving clouds, these are just some of the unique features that make the magical world of long-exposure …

Landscape Photography

The Strange Way LSD Both Mimics Psychosis And Improves Mental Health

The drug can cause a temporary psychosis-like state, but can also lead to improved well-being.<p>Psychedelic drugs like LSD have the power to radically alter consciousness, giving rise to a number of psychological effects that are positive, negative, mystical and just plain weird.<p>Research in recent …

Consciousness

9 Deadliest Rocks And Minerals On Earth

Lead found in Flint, Michigan water is an unfortunate example of negligence leading to the mass exposure of elemental lead found naturally in iron ore. Much in the same way humans communicate warnings of deadly plants and animals, it’s important to communicate the risks and exposure of deadly rocks …

Hot Springs

How to Protect Yourself Against the Zika Virus

As our knowledge of the virus develops, here’s what you need to know to stay healthy.<p>This story was originally published on February 8, 2016, and updated August 19, 2016.<p>In the wake of outbreaks in Latin America, the Caribbean, and most recently the United States, the World Health Organization now …

Public Health

2016 February 8 - Light Pillars over Alaska

<b>Light Pillars over Alaska</b> <b><br>Image Credit & Copyright:</b> Allisha Libby<p><b>Explanation:</b> What's happening behind those houses? Pictured here are not auroras but …

Cosmology

Enormous beam found streaming from black hole in distant galaxy

Imagine spotting the laser beam from the fictitious Death Star of “Star Wars” fame as you scan a distant galaxy.<p>That comes close to what an international team saw as they surveyed the Pictor A galaxy. Not only did they find a supermassive black hole in the galaxy about 500 million light years away …

Meteorite Killed Man at Indian College, Says Chief Minister

By<p>Aditi Malhotra<p>Aditi Malhotra<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@A4iti<p>aditi91<p>Google+<p>aditi.malhotra@wsj.com<p>A man was killed and three others were injured Saturday in what authorities said was a meteorite strike at a college campus in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu.<p>An unidentified object left …

Tamil Nadu

New research points to the unexpected and dangerous nature of Jupiter

That it has used its massive gravitational pull to divert asteroids and comets from a collision course with Earth.<p>Maybe Jupiter even felt bad when one got through, and doomed the dinosaurs to extinction. But a new study has cast this idea into doubt.<p>The idea of Jupiter as a protector has been …

Zebra cousin went extinct 100 years ago. Now, it's back

<b>(CNN) —</b> Never heard of the quagga? You're not alone. The animal, a relative of the zebra, went extinct over 100 years ago. Now, a group of scientists outside of Cape Town are bringing it back.<p>Like zebras, the quagga has stripes, though these only appear on the front half of their bodies. Unlike the …

Cape Town

These 20 Books Are Game Changers, Read Them Before You Turn 30

Books offer wisdom that we ourselves might need years to figure out. Between 20 and 30, we all would undergo lots of struggles and have lots of …

Self-improvement

Mars Needs Colonists Who Eat Meat And Sleep Late

Just waking up now? You could qualify<p>If you're a die-hard morning person, don't start packing your bags for Mars just yet. A recent study suggests that people who prefer to sleep in and stay up late may be better suited for Mars.<p>Our bodies have internal clocks that tell us how long a day is, and …

Die Hard