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US crew are on board International Space Station as part of a year-long mission seen as vital preparation for a future mission to the red planet<p>The book The Martian is earning high praise from space, and the astronaut-reviewer can’t wait to see the soon-to-be-released movie.<p>Nasa astronaut Kjell …

Space Science

CST-100 Starliner spaceships will be used to fly crews to the International Space Station, with a test flight targeted for 2017<p>Boeing Co took the wraps off an assembly plant on Friday for its first line of commercial spaceships, which Nasa plans to use to fly crews to the International Space …

Space Exploration

Tajikistan creates planet, names it after self

A central asian nation may have no easy path to the sea, but its future among the stars is assured—at least in its dreams.<p>Tajikistan's state new …

Tajikistan

'The Martian' Shows 9 Ways NASA Tech Is Headed to Mars

In the sci-fi film "The Martian," which hits theaters in October, astronaut Mark Watney (played by Matt Damon) is stranded by himself, and presumed …

Dreadnought Made Me Feel Like Han Solo

I had the ship in my sights. All it would take was one warp, a quick volley of my broadside guns, and a hasty escape before I made away with a victory. But my enemy had a plan, too--and it was better than mine.<p>Things can fall apart quickly in Dreadnought, the interstellar naval game from Yager, …

Now You Can Make Diamonds in a Microwave

Diamonds really are forever, now that we can manufacture them.<p>There’s a growing market for man-made jewels grown in science labs, Bloomberg reports. …

Hasselblad Developed This Manual to Train Astronauts How To Take Photos in Space

We’ve seen a lot from NASA over the years, from original space exploration photos to intriguing experiments to some of the most incredible time-lapse …

Mars Missions Could Make Humanity a Multi-Planet Species, NASA Chief Says

In order for humanity to survive into the distant future, we need to visit and learn how to survive on other worlds, according to NASA chief Charles …

Inside N.Y.C.’s First-Ever Cereal Bar: 24 Options, 25 Toppings, and 5 Types of Milk

Ronnie Fieg might not be a household name, but most have seen the designer’s work on his acclaimed releases for Nike, Asics, New Balance, or myriad of products at either of his Kith storefront locations in New York City. Kith Brooklyn, his first retail spot, opened in 2011, has recently undergone a …

Did Nazis really try to make zombies? The real history behind one of our weirdest WWII obsessions

<b>(Lucasfilm)</b><p>From comics to video games to Indiana Jones, the occult pursuits of Nazi villains continue to fascinate us<p>Noah Charney<p>August 22, 2015 6:00pm (UTC)<p>From the pages of "Hellboy" and the pixilated corridors of "Wolfenstein 3D," popular culture has wondered whether the Nazis, who had no …

Comic Books

The Way Bungie Can Make All 'Destiny's' Exotic Weapons Live Forever

Bungie has been dumping out loads of new information about <i>Destiny’s</i> next expansion, <i>The Taken King</i>, over the past few weeks between a never-ending Game Informer cover story and now their own livestreams and weekly updates. One of the biggest points of contention with all this new information so far …

Carson stands firm on suggestion that Obama has anti-Semitic views

Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson on Sunday defended his recent suggestion that President Obama holds anti-Semitic beliefs.<p>Carson wrote in a recent op-ed piece for The Jerusalem Post that a speech this month by Obama in support of his Iran nuclear deal was “replete with coded innuendos …

Thoth Technology patents 12-mile-high inflatable space elevator

The hardest part about space travel is actually getting to space. Tearing through Earth’s atmosphere and escaping its gravitational pull requires a …

NASA tests super-engine that will one day take us to Mars (PHOTO, VIDEO)

NASA has just tested its next-generation, RS-25 super-engine that promises to take humans to Mars. Designed for the agency’s 70-ton Space Launch …

Destiny: The Taken King's New Approach To Storytelling

You know all of those things that annoyed you about Destiny? Bungie's aware of them. In addition to revamping the game's leveling system for The …

The bountiful harvest aboard the International Space Station is part of Nasa’s Veggie experiment to make spacecrafts more self-sustaining for longer missions<p>It was one small bite for man, one giant meal for mankind.<p>On a gustatory adventure never attempted by humanity, astronauts have for the first …

Space Science

How One Misunderstanding in the 1870s Created an Entire Sci-Fi Subgenre

The year: 1877. The discovery: life on Mars.<p>At least, life was <i>thought</i> to have been discovered on Mars. Here’s the story of how a single misunderstood …

Powerful DNA 'Editing' Has Arrived, Are We Ready for It?

<i>This article was originally published on The Conversation. The publication contributed this article to Live Science's Expert Voices: Op-Ed & Insights.</i><p>…

Pentagon Preps for Orbital War With New Spaceplane

The XS-1 could replace satellites lost in battle—fast and cheap.<p>Aerospace giant Boeing just snagged a $6.6 million contract to design a cheap, …

Is the Force with Simon Pegg as he ranks the best and worst Star Wars films?

The art of amateur Star Wars punditry may not be up there with James Bond, there being almost two dozen official 007 films to place in order of debonair brilliance (as opposed to just six movies of radically varying quality in George Lucas’s long-running space opera), but it has its place in the …

Star Wars

Software company Autodesk is launching its own game engine

If you play video games, you've probably seen the effects of Autodesk's work. Autodesk owns the Maya and 3ds Max modeling software, the Scaleform rendering engine, and a variety of animation and texture-making tools. But the meat of the game will (usually) be made in an engine like Unity or Unreal, …

May Explore Volcanoes on Mars or Asteroids

When one typically envisions a drone, images of either a tiny notebook-size, multi-prop machine, or one of those giant unmanned military aircraft …

What would a Donald Trump administration look like?

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The frontrunner for the Republican presidential nomination is a former pro-choice Democrat who once supported Canadian-style universal health care, tax hikes on the wealthy and said Hillary Clinton was "terrific."<p>As he prepares for the first GOP debate of the election season next …

NASA is working on drones that can fly in space

NASA is building robots to explore other planets, and drone technology for Earth. The logical next step: robot drones in space.<p>New research out of NASA’s Kennedy Space Center shows that the agency is working on ways to explore other planets and asteroids using robots that can fly to places its …

Is Space About To Experience A Design Renaissance?

Will SpaceX and Virgin Galactic push the boundaries of space exploration? Two aerospace experts weigh in.<p>Getting human beings off the planet is the hardest design challenge mankind has ever undertaken. Yet it’s also a solved problem: we’ve been sending people into space since 1961.<p>50 years later …

Liquid Solar Technology Could Be Next Gen of Renewable Energy

Look out solar panels, there’s a new “first of its kind” solar technology in town!<p>Its makers said it’s engineered to outperform rooftop panels by …

Real-life version of Star Trek impulse engines that could get us to moon in 4 hours actually works, scientists say

Interplanetary travel could be a step closer after scientists confirmed that an electromagnetic propulsion drive, which is fast enough to get to the …

Futurology: Another Scientist Confirms "Impossible" EM Drive; Could Reach Mars In 70 Days

<b>Why Is This Important?</b><p>Because EM Drive keeps proving doubters wrong and could revolutionize space travel.<p><b>Long Story Short</b><p>After extensive testing, a prominent German scientist has stated that the Electromagnetic Propulsion Engine labeled by many as ‘impossible’ does in fact work. It could completely …

Space Travel