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These Scientists Sent a Rocket to Mars for Less Than It Cost to Make “The Martian” | Backchannel

<b>On November 5, 2013,</b> a rocket launched toward Mars. It was India’s first interplanetary mission, Mangalyaan, and a terrific gamble. Only 40 percent …

On this birthday of Albert Einstein; here are 5 things you did not know about the genius

March 14, 2017, is the 138th birth anniversary of Einstein. Here are few things you did not know about the genius.<p>One of science's greatest minds of …

Delete yourself from the internet by pressing this button

The internet can be a beautiful and horrible place at the same time. It’s weird, and sometimes you feel like you want to leave. Sadly, there’s no easy way out — or there wasn’t, until now.<p>Swedish developers Wille Dahlbo and Linus Unnebäck created Deseat.me, a web app that offers a way to wipe your …

Apps

Breakthrough: The cure for ageing is finally here!

Scientists at Caltech and UCLA have found how to replace the ageing cells in our body in a breakthrough study.<p>Throw out all those nip-and-tuck …

Stephen Hawking: Humans have only about 1,000 years left

During a talk at the Oxford Union debating society this week, the renowned theoretical physicist said humanity probably had only about 1,000 years left before going extinct.<p>Hawking, 74, has spoken several times of what he sees as our doomed fate, with the risk of things like nuclear war increasing …

Universe

Astronomers believe strange new signals coming from space are probably aliens

A team of scientists have revealed new research that seems to indicate intelligent aliens beyond planet Earth exist and are trying to communicate with others.<p>A paper titled "Discovery of peculiar periodic spectral modulations in a small fraction of solar type stars" doesn't necessarily sound like a …

Paranormal

7 psychological tricks that will help you nail your next job interview

While interviewers consciously take note of the answers you provide, your body language reveals subconscious clues to your personality and attitude.<p>So how do you ensure that your body language is giving off the right vibes? A Quora thread discussed just that, answering the question: "What are some …

Public Speaking

Couple care for Jimmy the 9 foot orphaned bear

Would you be scared to be cuddled by a 9ft bear? Susan and Jim Kowalczik spend time with Jimmy the orphaned Kodiak brown bear every day.<p>The couple run the Orphaned Wildlife Center in Middletown, New York and their largest charge is Jimmy.<p>They have dedicated their lives to caring for and releasing …

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“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 …

The science behind exploding phone batteries

It’s natural for battery chemicals to want to explode<p>An exploding phone seems like a freak accident, but the same chemical properties that make batteries work also make them likely to catch fire. Samsung is learning this the hard way, as it becomes the latest company to recall a device — in this …

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Want to Double Your Employee Loyalty? Science Says Provide These 3 Things

Engaged employees can increase your revenues and profits over 200 percent. Here are the three things businesses can do to drive devotion.<p>Humans make relationships harder than they need to be. At our very core, we crave only three things (after food, shelter, and good Wi-Fi service):<p>To feel safe. "I …

Moon photobombs the Earth in rare images captured by NASA

A NASA camera on board the Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR) satellite captured a rare lunar transit across the face of a sunlit Earth. The images, which feature a fully lit far side of the moon, were captured between July 4 at 11:50 pm ET and July 5 at 3:18 am ET.<p>Lunar transit across the …

One of the big questions in marijuana research has been answered

0.32 grams.<p>That's how much marijuana is in the typical American joint, according to a rigorous statistical analysis recently published in the journal Drug and Alcohol Dependence by drug policy researchers Greg Ridgeway of the University of Pennsylvania and Beau Kilmer of the Rand Corp.<p>The amount of …

Cannabis

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One-third of the world cannot see the Milky Way -- why that matters

<b>(CNN) —</b> If you look up at the evening sky, there's a good chance you will not be able to see what your grandmother saw when she was a little girl.<p>That's because we're enshrouded in an artificial haze of light that is blocking the night sky, a phenomenon scientists call light pollution.<p>Scientists …

Central African Republic

How to Hack Your Hormones So You Can Sleep Better, Gain Muscle, and Have More Sex

Science says you can control your chemistry. Here’s how<p>Think of your body as a Fortune 500 company. There are layers of management, countless systems that must work together seamlessly, and tons of goals that occasionally conflict.<p>In other words, it’s complicated. Thankfully, you don’t have to …

The Best Burgers in America: A Definitive Guide

In honor of National Burger Day (May 28), Denver Nicks consults man, machine, and expert to find the best hamburgers in the United States.<p>Shove over, apple pie. There is no food more typically American than the hamburger.<p>From its humble beginnings as a scrappy street food, the burger rose to a …

Burgers

“There is just no such thing as God”: A physicist searches for meaning in the natural world

Why are we here? What is our purpose? Only science holds the answers, argues “The Big Picture” author Sean Carroll<p>It is time to face reality, California Institute of Technology theoretical physicist Sean Carroll says: There is just no such thing as God, or ghosts, or human souls that reside outside …

10 Silly Fun Science Experiments You Can Easily Do at Home

Other than youth and recess and summer vacation and nap time and candy and junk food and energy and fast metabolism and hope and excitement and …

Kids

Starshot: Russian billionaire and Stephen Hawking want to use lasers to send tiny spacecraft to nearby star

This is not your granddad's moonshot. Russian billionaire Yuri Milner and physicist Stephen Hawking have announced Breakthrough Starshot, a $100-million initiative to develop spacecraft that would send probes all the way to Alpha Centauri, the nearest star system.<p>These nano-craft would have to …

Space Travel

Scientists May Have Spotted Buried Lava Tubes on the Moon

THE WOODLANDS, Texas—A system of buried, empty lava tubes hides beneath the moon’s surface, remnants of a bygone age when the volcanically active moon launched fountains of fire into space.<p>At least, that’s what scientists think.<p>For years, teams have hunted for these elusive sublunar tunnels, which …

Build your own Amazon Echo using a Raspberry Pi for $60

Amazon’s Echo is a nifty little gadget that’s powered by the company’s Alexa voice assistant and listens for voice commands to do things like order your groceries, update you on the weather and play your favorite tunes. The only problem is, it costs a pretty penny — $180 to be precise.<p>Thankfully, …

Raspberry Pi

See an Amazing New Photo of the Milky Way Galaxy

A telescope in Chile has captured some of the most detailed photos of the Milky Way galaxy from the southern hemisphere.<p>The Atacama Pathfinder …

Private islands you can rent from £90

Staying on private islands is usually the preserve of world leaders (or super villains), movie stars and Richard Branson - but all of that is about to change.<p>It is now possible to rent out private islands by the night on Airbnb, and they start at ninety quid a night.<p>We’ve rounded up a selection of …

Costa Rica

London's mayor seems to struggle with science. Time for a chief scientific adviser

Boris Johnson appears to favour the views of friends and associates on issues such as pollution and climate change. The next mayor needs specialist advice<p>One of the priorities for the next mayor of London should be to appoint a chief scientific adviser. The current mayor has a range of advisers, …

Boris Johnson

New 'skyscraper' chip could make computers 1,000 times faster

Stacked piles of new carbon nanotube chips could replace silicon<p>The "silicon" in Silicon Valley may soon be replaced - researchers have invented a new material that could be 1,000 times more efficient, and replace the chips in all our electronics.<p>This would mean complex datasets could be crunched …