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Here’s what one year in space does to your body

Want to know how much poop an astronaut produces while spending a year on the International Space Station? It's somewhere around 180 pounds.<p>That fun fact is brought to you by NASA, which just released an infographic breaking down all the numbers surrounding astronaut Scott Kelly's one-year stay on …

'Metal Gear Solid V' And 'The Witcher 3' Both Suffer From The Same Big Flaw

<i>Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain</i> and <i>The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt</i> are arguably two of the best AAA games of the year, each vying for position as most-beloved video game of 2015.<p>They are also two of the biggest games of the year, each requiring dozens upon dozens of hours of commitment. And the …

Big Bang, Deflated? Universe May Have Had No Beginning

If a new theory turns out to be true, the universe may not have started with a bang.<p>In the new formulation, the universe was never a singularity, or …

NASA Has Trialled an Engine That Would Take Us to Mars in 10 Weeks

And may have inadvertently created a warp drive in the process.<p>NASA scientists have reported that they've successfully tested an engine called the …

Space Travel

Warp Drive & Transporters: How 'Star Trek' Technology Works (Infographic)

The original "Star Trek" television series featured technology that had first appeared decades earlier in science fiction stories. Pulp heroes had …

The vocal fervour of today’s missionary atheism conceals a panic that religion is not only refusing to decline – but in fact flourishing<p>In 1929, the Thinker’s Library, a series established by the Rationalist Press Association to advance secular thinking and counter the influence of religion in …

Religion

17 science fiction books that every real sci-fi fan should read

Science fiction makes you think.<p>Although sci-fi pushes past the boundaries of reality, it paradoxically allows readers to think about questions that …

A ‘breakthrough’ in rechargeable batteries for electronic devices and electric vehicles | Kurzweil

A micrograph that shows the porous structure of the nanoboxes used in the new battery cathode material (credit: Institute of Bioengineering and …

No Big Bang? Quantum equation predicts universe has no beginning

(Phys.org) —The universe may have existed forever, according to a new model that applies quantum correction terms to complement Einstein's theory of …

Hollywood Needs To Seriously Up Its Game When Adapting Anime Into Live Action

With the announcement that Scarlett Johansson will head up a live action Ghost in the Shell and the incessant bumbling surrounding the live action Akira, Hollywood seriously needs to up its game when it comes to adapting anime into live action.<p>Late last year, George Takei kicked off a petition …

Anime

From the archives: Scientists say patterns in deep space shed light on first moments of the universe

Like a biography with a missing first chapter, the story of our universe has always left a big question unanswered about how it all began.<p>Observations that probe the farthest reaches of space have taken scientists nearly 13.8 billion years back in time, but no farther. Before then, light could not …

An Odd Hypothesis About Bubbles Could Finally Lead to Nuclear Fusion

Nuclear fusion is the dream of energy scientists the world over, because it promises limitless, clean electricity. Most efforts to kickstart the …