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The Next Frontier: Space Miners Are the Universe's Future Tycoons

The next gold rush will be intergalactic.<p>In 2009, a collection of astronauts, academics, and aerospace industrialists convened to review NASA’s present and future plans for manned space flight. Informally dubbed the “Augustine Commission,” the more-stuffily named Review of United States Human Space …

Space Exploration

China Claims It Has Done the "Impossible" with EmDrive

The EmDrive — an “impossible” propulsion technology due to the fact that it defies the laws of physics — has been in something of technological …

Space Travel

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Our obsession with vitamins hides a bigger problem

Reuters<p>It seems like simple, obvious advice: Eat your vegetables, get some exercise, and, of course, take your vitamins.<p>Or not.<p>Decades of research has failed to find any substantial evidence that vitamins and supplements do any significant good. And our obsession with vitamins masks a much bigger …

Microsoft experiments with DNA storage: 1,000,000,000 TB in a gram

Reading and writing are a bit of a chore, but it keeps data safe for thousands of years.<p>Microsoft is buying ten million strands of DNA from biology …

New 360-degree Mars video puts you on the surface of the red planet

A new NASA video lets you see what it's like to be a rover exploring a vast crater on Mars.<p>The 360-degree video shows a panorama taken during the …

The Health Benefits of Running, According to Science!

<i>If you've been waiting to finally get out of the gym rut, now is the perfect time to plan out an outdoor weekend run! No matter the incentive, these proven health benefits from our friends at Shape should be enough to get you up and running.</i><p>Looking for inspiration to lace up and hit the roads, …

Mayo Clinic

NASA's use of HoloLens puts you on Mars with Buzz Aldrin

I got a ticket to Mars.<p>At the end of an exhibit hall at San Francisco's Moscone Center, a Microsoft representative punched my orange ticket. I was ready to strap on the company's augmented reality headset for a holographic stroll on the neighboring planet. I was one of eight HoloLens-wearing …

Augmented Reality

What would you see in a black hole?

What would it be like to fly a spacecraft into a black hole? Marcus Woo investigates.<p>Something about a black hole just pulls you in. Sure, its gravity is so strong that not even light can elude its grasp. But, there's something else, something harder to pinpoint. Maybe it's a black hole's absolute …

Black Holes

The Science of Near-Death Experiences

Empirically investigating brushes with the afterlife<p>Near-death experiences have gotten a lot of attention lately. The 2014 movie <i>Heaven Is for Real</i>, about a young boy who told his parents he had visited heaven while he was having emergency surgery, grossed a respectable $91 million in the United …

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