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Astrobiology - The Hunt for Life Beyond Earth

Astrobiologist Kevin Hand prepares to deploy a rover beneath the ice of Alaska's Sukok Lake. When a probe finally reaches Europa, its search for life may be modeled on trial runs like this. And with the powerful SLS rocket NASA is designing, he says, "we could potentially get to Jupiter and Europa …

Universe

4 Jokes About Mental Illness You Need to Stop Making

Person 1: <i>Someone forgot their meds this morning! Lol!</i><p>Person 2: <i>Someone else forgot that someone listening takes meds and thinks this joke is offensive! Lol!</i><p>Don't get me wrong, I think humor is incredibly therapeutic. Even during my darkest times I was cracking jokes. A good, authentic laugh during a …

Mental Health

Space Archaeologists Search For Dead Alien Civilizations

Extraterrestrial life might exist, but there’s no guarantee that it hasn’t destroyed itself. Here’s how to detect an apocalypse on another world.<p>Archaeology has gone interstellar.<p>The peculiar behavior of KIC 8462852—a star 1,500 light-years from Earth that is prone to irregular dimming—has prompted …

Universe

Opinion: Apple’s real cash pile is 99% smaller than you think

You’re one of millions of loyal Apple stockholders. And if there’s anything you love more than your new iPhone 6s, it’s the huge $203 billion in …

Samsung's APs take up 41 pct of iPhone 6s smartphones

SEOUL, Oct. 2 (Yonhap) -- Around 41 percent of Apple Inc.'s latest iPhone 6s smartphones come with application processors (APs) produced by Samsung …

Mobile

The biggest mistake in 'The Martian' is absolutely critical to the movie's plot

Darren Weaver<p>In the opening scene of 'The Martian,' a sci-fi thriller movie lauded for its realism, a colossal dust storm threatens to tip over the …

Ridley Scott

Supermoon lunar eclipse 2015 live: Amazing pictures from the UK and around the world of the 'blood moon'

Seen from the UK, a rare blood-red eclipse started at 1:10am (BST) on Monday - join us for the best of the photographs and reaction<p>• In October's Night Sky: Venus and Jupiter, and stars older than the universe itself<p>Did you see the blood supermoon lunar eclipse?<p>Stargazers in the UK and in many …

Chris Hadfield