Jamie Whittingham

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Searching for life on Mars: where should the ExoMars rover land?

On Wednesday, the European Space Agency starts considering potential landing sites on Mars for its 2018 ExoMars mission. Dr Peter Grindrod at Birkbeck, University of London, is one of the experts tasked with this job. He kindly contributed this guest blog<p>If you had to pick just one place to find …

Which Pet Should You Get? A Flowchart

(Image: <b>Caldwell Tanner</b>)<p>Caldwell Tanner, the cartoonist who made this flowchart, is definitely a dog person. In fact, he recently appeared in <b>a video</b> …

Stephen Hawking: In 50 years, we'll be living on the moon

It seems as if this century will be the real Space Age, according to the famed physicist.<p>I can just imagine the ads.<p>One-hundred-twenty-year-old Richard Branson would like you to be one of the first to live in the Virgin Moon Residences.<p>There will be three Virgin Galactic (or perhaps Virgin …

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Scientists Harvest Deadly Spider Silk

Don’t mess with a brown recluse spider. They've been known to eat each other and kill humans.<p>But the poisonous little arachnids produce a silk that scientists and companies covet for commercialization. Unlike other spiders that produce cylindrical silk, the recluse makes a sticky flat ribbon that’s …

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Do Plants Sleep?

I’ve been thinking a lot about sleep lately, mostly because I wrote a story on the topic for the March issue of Popular Science. Sleep, of course, is a key part of our lives as humans. We do it every night (or at least we should). We also see other animals sleep, from our pet dogs snoozing at our …

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