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This Needle-Covered Patch Dissolves Excess Body Fat Wherever You Stick It

Would you try it?<p>A skin patch that effectively melts excess body fat wherever you decide to apply it sounds too good to be true, but this thing …

Body Fat

Code-teaching app SoloLearn wins FbStart Apps of the Year competition

Facebook has announced its “FbStart Apps of the Year”, which is an event which recognizes the most successful apps from the global FbStart program. This year’s Grand Prize winner is <br>SoloLearn (iOS/Android] which is a free mobile-first app for anyone who wants to learn how to code.<p>SoloLearn’s CTO …

Apps

Elon Musk confirms SpaceX's Falcon 9 explosion was caused by 'frozen oxygen'

Two months after Elon Musk's Falcon 9 rocket exploded on its launch pad, the entrepreneur has finally revealed what caused the expensive …

Elon Musk

See the 1st color photos of Europe Mars lander's crash site

The first color images of a European Mars lander's crash site are revealing new details about the spacecraft's unsuccessful touchdown attempt last month.<p>The lander, known as Schiaparelli, slammed hard into the Red Planet on Oct. 19, apparently after its descent-slowing thrusters failed to fire for …

A Naked Black Hole Is Screaming Through the Universe

Millions of years ago, B3 1715+425 was just an ordinary supermassive black hole. It had a comfortable life, of devouring stars and belching deadly …

Universe

We May Have Found a Way to Cheat the Second Law of Thermodynamics

Physicists created a new quantum theorem for entropy, and included is a possible exception.<p>The Second Law of Thermodynamics says that entropy in the universe must always increase. It's an immutable law of physics, and it's the reason you can't get free energy or perpetual motion machines. But a …

SpaceX is ready to resume testing rockets following its accident

SpaceX hasn't yet pinpointed the ultimate cause of its Falcon 9 explosion from September, but it's far enough into the investigation that it's ready to get back to business. The private spaceflight firm now says its inquiry is in an "advanced state," and it's confident enough that it plans to …

Traveling the galaxy: What will it take for humans to colonize the Milky Way?

If we don’t create sustainability on our own world, there is no Planet B<p><i>This article was originally published by Scientific American.</i><p>The idea that humans will eventually travel to and inhabit other parts of our galaxy was well expressed by the early Russian rocket scientist Konstantin Tsiolkovsky, …

Spectacular Images from Curiosity Rover on Mars

Like any <b>tourist</b> visiting an <b>exotic locale</b>, NASA JPL’s Mars <b>Curiosity Rover</b> has been busy taking <b>pictures</b>. Except Curiosity’s snapshots are anything but …

Auto-GCAS Saves Unconscious F-16 Pilot—Declassified USAF Footage

This newly declassified video footage from the head-up-display of a U.S. Air Force Arizona Air National Guard F-16 records the dramatic moment when …

NASA's 9/11 Memorial On Mars Is Simply Out Of This World

It's located 140 million miles from New York City.<p>As the U.S. commemorated the 15-year anniversary of the Sept. 11th terrorist attacks, NASA shared a tribute in a place far beyond America’s borders.<p>NASA shared a photo on Facebook Sunday that showed the Mars Exploration Rover Mission’s memorial to …

A riddle for our time

One of the most remarkable successes of astrophysics in the last century was its discovery that the age of the universe as measured by its oldest …

Physics

The Curiosity Rover Captures Stunning Color Images of Martian Buttes

Hold on to your buttes.<p>NASA's Curiosity rover has seen a lot of cool stuff since it pulled off its crazy landing on Mars in August 2012. It's journeyed over ancient streambeds and marveled at alien dunes. It's watched comets grace the Martian skies and the Sun set behind the planet's cratered …

Mars Rover