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Next giant leap for mankind should be to moon, not Mars, says Chris Hadfield

The next giant leap for mankind should be back on the moon not Mars, the astronaut Chris Hadfield has said.<p>Famous for sporting a military moustache, tweeting spacewalk selfies and strumming David Bowie songs on board the International Space Station (his hugely popular cover of Space Oddity has …

Mars Curiosity Rover Finds Clues to Genesis of Ancient Lake and Peak

Geological observations from NASA's Curiosity rover have helped scientists come up with a scenario for the creation of a lake that's bigger than Salt Lake and a mountain that's higher than Mount Rainier on ancient Mars.<p>The scenario suggests that water could have filled much of 96-mile-wide …

Earth Science

See 25 Incredible Images of Earth From Space

Alberta, Canada, Oct. 10, 2014.<br>DigitalGlobe<p>1 of 25<p>There's something to be said for being on the ground when news plays out, but sometimes it's the …

Space

Coming In 2015: The First Spacecraft Encounter With Pluto

What's on the horizon for the New Horizons spacecraft<p>On Saturday, NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft awoke from a very long slumber. The space probe – which has been traveling for nearly nine years and has traversed 3 billion miles of space – has spent much of its life in “hibernation” in order to …

Solar System

Lawyers say iPods deleted songs not purchased from Apple

Advertisement<p>6 Comments<p>Credit: Apple<p>Songs on iPods not purchased through Apple mysteriously disappeared on some devices, say consumer advocate …

The 20 Most Dangerous Hikes

Granola Optional, Guts Required<p>Talk to most mountaineers, trail runners, or mountain bikers, and they’ll tell you that hiking is the weak sibling of adventurous outdoor sports. A little too slow, a little too granola, not enough adrenaline.<p>But some of the most dangerous adventures in the world …

Hiking

Do pufferfishes hold their breath when inflated?

When harassed, a pufferfish rapidly gulps water (or air) into its stomach, transforming itself into a prickly beach-ball that’s three or four times larger than the deflated fish. They inflate to avoid being swallowed by predators. But does an inflated pufferfish breathe? Most people think inflated …

10 Must-Have Smartphone Apps For Hikers

The summer weather is warm and beautiful, and pretty soon autumn will be bringing stunning fall foliage to our national parks and nature trails. What …

This game will remind you why the ‘80s were awesome

'We missed being kids.'<p>Somewhere in Seville, Spain, there are four guys stuffed inside a cramped attic, using internet from a borrowed router, trying to make a video game about their childhood.<p><i>Crossing Souls</i> is an upcoming game that's sort of like a cross between <i>Stand By Me</i> and <i>Far Cry: Blood …

NASA spaceship faces critical test flight on Thursday | Reuters

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) - A U.S. spaceship designed to fly astronauts beyond Earth’s orbit for the first time since the 1960s-era Apollo moon program is due to blast off on Thursday in a long-awaited debut test flight.<p>Tourists stand on the original Apollo 1 launch pad overlooking the Delta …

Watch: This Is What Happens When You Give a Squirrel a GoPro

National Geographic talks to the Canadian lawyer who shot the now viral video.<p>Always remember, if you give a squirrel a GoPro ... you're going to get some squirrelly images.<p>November 9 was a normal Sunday in Westmount Park in the Canadian city of Montreal, complete with the ambient sounds of traffic …

Google is funding “an artificial intelligence for data science”

Advertisement<p>7 Comments<p>Credit: Sergey Nivens / Shutterstock<p>Google is funding a project called Automatic Statistician that bills itself as “an …

Fascinating Photos Compare the Dual Lives of People Living with Mental Illness

Here’s a surprising statistic for you: today in America, there are 5.7 million adults diagnosed with bipolar disorder and approximately 14.8 million …

NASA Planning Human Mission to Mars With Orion Test Flight

"Unscrewed" flight test on December 4.<p>In the ongoing effort to explore this solar system's Red Planet, NASA will launch its first flight test of …

Relentless blitz of small space rocks erased much of Earth’s primordial atmosphere

The inevitable question arises: What replaced the atmosphere? It’s possible the same impactors that ejected the atmosphere also introduced new …

Artificial intelligence could spell end of human race – Stephen Hawking

The development of artificial intelligence could spell the end of the human race, Professor Stephen Hawking has said.<p>The famous astrophysicist said he believed technology would eventually become self-aware and supersede humanity, as it developed faster than biological evolution.<p>Hawking told the …

Space X is hiring a farmer

Can you climb a ladder? Drive a tractor? Know your way around John Deere equipment?<p>Want to work for a company focused on “aviation-like spaceflight capability and making humanity a multi-planet species”?<p>If so, Space X has the perfect job for you. The commercial space company, owned by billionaire …

Farming

Climbing On Mount Denali

Photos

12 Ways We Sabotage Our Mental Health

When it comes to mental health, our daily habits and patterns of thinking can be our own worst enemy.

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Funny cat

Five Awesome Electric Guitars for Under $500

With Christmas fast approaching, we assemble a list of five awesome guitars that you can pick up for under $500.

Guitar

All The Wonder Of Space And Human Exploration, Packed Into A Gorgeous 4-Minute Film

Wanderers is a new short film that pairs enhanced visuals from NASA’s archives with an epic score and Carl Sagan narration. It is totally out of this world.<p>The planets are literally in alignment during the opening shot of <i>Wanderers</i>, a fitting beginning for a film that realistically depicts our solar …

Space

The 11 Most Important Cats Of Science

I can haz scienz?<p>[Special thanks to materials scientist Joe Spalenka for letting us use his photoshopped image of Watson And Crick Plus Chloe The Cat.]

Pets