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See the Trippy Look of the Long-Buried Original Star Trek Pilot

From left: Susan Oliver as Vina, Jeffrey Hunter as Captain Christopher Pike and Meg Wyllie as The Keeper in "The Cage."<br>CBS/Getty Images<p>1 of 15<p>Though</i> …

Science Fiction

Daughter wears late father's deputy uniform in birthday photos

Taliya Thomas was only 8 months old when her father, a deputy sheriff, died, but the young girl recently celebrated his memory with a touching photo shoot for her third birthday.<p>In the photos, Taliya wears her dad Cruz Thomas' uniform and clutches his badge. In one particularly poignant image, …

Photography

What Are Gravitational Waves And Why Do They Matter?

If we detect them, it could mean a lot about the universe<p>Physicists have been buzzing (or rather, tweeting) about the possibility that the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) experiment finally discovered gravitational waves. LIGO has been searching for these cosmic ripples …

Gravitational Waves

The Man Who Designs Soft Robotic Suits For Superhuman Stamina

Conor Walsh is one of the 10 most brilliant people of 2016<p>In college, Conor Walsh became interested in the growing field of battery-powered exoskeletons—the robotic, wearable suits that can allow disabled people to walk, or help troops move faster and carry heavier loads with less fatigue.<p>So he …

Robotics

Curiosity Sends Back Some Final Photos Of Martian Buttes

Now, on up Mount Sharp<p>The Curiosity rover is saying goodbye to its most recent Martian home away from home, and it took a few snapshots to remember the gorgeous landscape before it hit the road.<p>Curiosity landed on Mars in 2012, and slowly made its way towards Mount Sharp, over the next two years, …

Mars Rover

“Impossible” Time Crystals May Actually Be Real, Say Physicists

Cutting edge physics research gives us another remarkable idea that sounds like something out of a science fiction novel. In 2012, Nobel-Prize …

How To Think, According To This Winner Of The Brain Prize

MIT's Ed Boyden on thinking, taking notes and rebooting your failures.<p><i>”Synthesize new ideas constantly. Never read passively. Annotate, model, think, and synthesize while you read, even when you’re reading what you conceive to be introductory stuff. That way, you will always aim towards</i> …

Trump’s no Einstein: But his ignorant, illiterate answers to the campaign science quiz reflect a non-stupid strategy

Trump says there’s no climate change, and no money to fix it — but his non-answers aren’t as dumb as they seem<p>Both major-party presidential candidates responded to a question about the health of the world’s oceans posed by ScienceDebate.org, a nonprofit advocacy group supported by dozens of …

Motherless babies possible as scientists create live offspring without need for female egg

Motherless babies could be on the horizon after scientists discovered a method of creating offspring without the need for a female egg.<p>The landmark experiment by the University of Bath rewrites 200 years of biology teaching and could pave the way for a baby to be born from the DNA of two men.<p>It was …