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How Lockheed Martin Plans To Set Up A Base Camp In Mars' Orbit

The journey to Mars, told in GIFs<p>NASA's goal is to put the first boot prints on Mars in the 2030s. There's a lot of work to be done before then, and many small steps to take in between.<p>The space agency has come under fire for not thoroughly plotting its roadmap to Mars. Lockheed Martin wants to …

Mysterious Planet Nine May Be Responsible for the Planets' Weird Orbits

New research suggests that the hypothesized Planet Nine may explain why the orbits of the planets don't align with the Sun.<p>Earlier this year, astronomers made a shocking announcement that there may be a ninth planet orbiting in the far reaches of the solar system. Since then, evidence for Planet …

Beyoncé, Chance the Rapper and Rihanna list ordinary actions that have gotten black Americans killed

Alicia Keys and the We Are Here movement gathered a crew of celebrities including Pharrell, Queen Latifah and Kevin Hart for a video released today …

Pear-Shaped Nuclei Explain Lack Of Antimatter And Make Time-Travel Impossible

In physics sometimes proving the obvious is more complex than proving the difficult. The obvious, in this case, is why the universe is made of …

Is That a Frozen Lake on Pluto?

THE WOODLANDS, Texas—Liquids may have pooled and flowed on Pluto’s surface within the last million years – and they may do so again, scientists reported March 21 at the Lunar and Planetary Science Conference.<p>Though not a given, the presence of liquids on Pluto at any point is puzzling, given that …

Baby rescued after 30 hours in rubble of collapsed building following Taiwan earthquake

Emergency workers race against time to rescue more than 120 people still trapped beneath the rubble of a building which collapsed during 6.4 magnitude earthquake in Taiwan’s southern city of Tainan<p>Rescuers in Taiwan raced on Sunday to save more than 120 people still trapped under the rubble of a …

American Astronomical Society

New Venomous Snake Found: Death Adder Hiding in Plain Sight

Native to northern Australia, the newfound reptile had likely been confused with a related species, a new study says.<p>For centuries, a highly venomous snake has managed to slither under the scientific radar in the Australian bush.<p>Now, scientists have finally identified the new species of death …

Cancer wins by eating all the sugar - Futurity

Cancers have been known to favor sugar for making energy, and now scientists think they know why: It allows them to starve immune system cells.

The world's longest glass bottom bridge just opened in China — and it looks terrifying

The geopark is now home to a 590-foot-high and 984-foot-long glass bottom bridge.<p>It's called Brave Men's Bridge or Haohan Qiao and is the world's longest glass bottom bridge, as well as China's first all-glass suspension bridge.<p>Fortunately for those willing to cross the bridge, the glass its made …

China

NASA Finds 'Definitive' Liquid Water on Mars

Dark streaks that appear and vanish seasonally are made of salty water, new observations show.<p>Water trickles down gullies and crater walls on the surface of Mars, raising intriguing questions about whether life could exist on the red planet.<p>The findings are the strongest evidence yet that liquid …

Researchers draft the first comprehensive tree of life

It's very poetic to talk about a tree of life, where every species can trace its roots, but actually <i>illustrating</i> this tree is no mean feat when Earth has been home to at least 2.3 million known species. However, scientists have finally given it a shot. They've published the first draft of a …

Biology

NASA launches new Pluto flyover video

Closer look debunks 'pause' in global warming - Futurity

The hiatus in the recent rate of global warming you may have heard about didn't really happen, say researchers.

Climate Change