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SpaceX has published Elon Musk's presentation about colonizing Mars — here's the full transcript and slides

In late September, billionaire and SpaceX founder Elon Musk debuted a fresh plan for colonizing Mars with 1 million people.<p>The focus of Musk's new presentation, which updates a 2016 talk he gave at the International Astronautical Congress, was the "Big F---ing Rocket," or BFR.<p>Musk told a crowd at …

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3D printing technique lets you change an object's colour using light

Ever 3D-printed an object and then changed your mind about the design? Maybe the colour was wrong, or it was too small for the intended purpose. …

What Would Happen in the Minutes and Hours After the US Invaded Canada?

Here’s a play-by-play of the unthinkable.<p><i>This post originally appeared on VICE Canada.</i><p>We're living in interesting times, folks.<p>Some may say they're tense times or scary times, while others would classify them as exciting and hopeful. No matter your disposition, the one thing you can't dispute the …

Iceland Is Drilling a 3-Mile Hole to Tap Magma Power

The project could increase the output of geothermal wells by a factor of 10.<p>In the world of clean energy plants, geothermal is not as well known or as widely used as solar or wind. Geothermal heat pumps use hot rocks deep in the ground as a heat source to generate electricity. But if you could …

Should We Be Trying to Colonise Venus Instead of Mars?

#teamvenus<p>Despite the fact that there's mounting evidence that Venus was once habitable, and was so similar to our own planet that it's been …

How We Can Finally Get to Mars

America is taking its sweet time about getting to Mars. In 1969, shortly after the Apollo 11 moon landing, the prediction was that we’d have boots on …

How Trump Could Win The White House While Losing The Popular Vote

OK, before I say anything, a quick disclaimer: This piece is not a prediction. In fact, I’m a religious (maybe fanatical) adherent of …

The 'Impossible' EM Drive Is About to Be Tested in Space

Time to get to the bottom of this crazy thing.<p>An actual EM Drive is about to be launched into space for the first time, so scientists can finally …

Oerter, not Phelps, the greatest Olympian: historian

(Reuters) - An Olympic historian disagrees with a widely held consensus that American swimmer Michael Phelps is the greatest ever Olympian.<p>Michael Phelps of the U.S. poses with his gold medal after winning the men's 4x100m medley relay final during the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Aquatics …

STATS: This is how Donald Trump beats Hillary Clinton

The closer we get to November, the more it looks as if Donald Trump actually has a shot at beating Hillary Clinton.<p>A CNN/ORC poll just gave Trump a 3-point lead over Clinton, and Nate Silver's "Now-cast" analysis gave Trump the lead for the first time. "Don't think people are really grasping how …

Glow-in-the-dark cement could light up cities - CNN Style

Written by By Sophie Morlin-Yron, for CNN<p>Concrete has never been a conventionally beautiful material.<p>But that's about to change.<p>Mexican scientist José Carlos Rubio Avalos has invented a glow-in-the-dark cement (a key component of concrete) that might one day beautify city nightscapes from Shanghai …

Engineering

Artificially intelligent Russian robot makes a run for it … again

A robot in Russia caused an unusual traffic jam last week after it "escaped" from a research lab, and now, the artificially intelligent bot is making headlines again after it reportedly tried to flee a second time, according to news reports.<p>Engineers at the Russian lab reprogrammed the intelligent …

Elon Musk details his 'mind blowing' vision for Mars colonization

Starting as soon as 2018, Elon Musk wants to begin flying unmanned spacecraft to Mars. Flights would take place every two years — coinciding with the period in which the red planet is closest to Earth — and if all goes according to plan, we should see the first human mission in 2025.<p>In an interview …

Watching a SpaceX Rocket Land on a Drone Barge Never Gets Old

We usually see rocket launches and landings from above. But there’s something about seeing the whole thing happen from the ground-up that’s just so …

Space Travel

'Disgrace': Donald Trump calls Chicago protests a 'planned attack'

"Let's address yesterday, should we? So look, we had a tremendous rally in Chicago planned. We were going to have over 25,000 people," Trump told his supporters at the Saturday rally in Dayton, Ohio.<p>However, according to Trump, "bad" groups had ruined the event.<p>Cable-television cameras captured …

Donald Trump's Income Tax Brackets: How Much Would You Owe?

Image source: Donald Trump.<p>This is a big year for America, as we'll be electing a new president for the first time in eight years. Whoever winds up ascending to the Oval Office will not only have the task of working with Congress to pass important legislation regarding the economy, jobs, …

Physicists Say They’ve Finally Confirmed The Existence of a 'Four Neutron-No Proton' Particle

But it's theoretically impossible.<p>Physicists have found the most convincing signs of a tetraneutron - a four neutron-no proton particle - to date, …

Serious world leaders are now talking seriously about a 'Trump Administration'

Almost everyone, from pundits to voters to the political establishment, assumed that Trump would just command (and relish) a brief period of national attention and then declare victory and withdraw.<p>Trump himself even seemed to espouse this view, talking publicly early on about how, if and when he …

Jeb Bush had the perfect response to Donald Trump taunting him for using 'mommy' in a campaign ad

Amid a Friday-night tweetstorm, real-estate tycoon Donald Trump mocked one of his presidential rivals, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R), for featuring former First Lady Barbara Bush in a new campaign ad.<p>Trump taunted Bush for relying on his famous "mommy."<p>"Just watched Jeb's ad where he desperately …

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Oil is dragging the Russian ruble to depths unknown

As a general rule, the Russian ruble goes as oil goes. And with Brent prices crashing below $29 a barrel for the first time since 2003, the ruble has repeatedly hit new record lows this year. One unit of Russian currency buys about 1.2 US pennies, or $0.012.<p>When oil prices started falling in …

Scientists Find Hints Of A Giant, Hidden Planet In Our Solar System

The astronomer whose work helped kick Pluto out of the pantheon of planets says he has good reason to believe there's an undiscovered planet bigger than Earth lurking in the distant reaches of our solar system.<p>That's quite a claim, because Mike Brown of Caltech is no stranger to this part of our …

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Why Trump Is Winning: He Lands His Best Punch Yet As 'Weak' Jeb Bush Unwisely Brings Up Boeing

Who says that Donald Trump is just a name-caller? His hits on other candidates are sometimes outrageous, but in last night’s Fox debate he not only labelled Jeb Bush weak but made him look weak.<p>Trump suggested that because of the size of its market, America has enormous unused leverage over foreign …

We Asked 12 Scientists How Their Faith Affects Their Work

"If there were serious compatibility issues between science and Christianity, I would feel them like a knife through my mind."<p>"Both science and faith play a part in helping me to make sense of the world. Science gives me a basic understanding of the world that I share with everyone else. It also …

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Sweden's Foreign Minister Misunderstands International Law

One of Europe’s most liberal countries has joined the likes of Iran and Turkey in drawing the ire of Israel. Israel has officially let it be known …

While Russia’s Economy Crumbles, Putin’s in Wonderland

MOSCOW — This week, Russia slowly returned to its working routine after the 10-day New Year break. It was icy cold and snowy in Moscow, but warm and …

Russia

Republicans whisper about a contested convention

At the party's annual winter meeting, the talk was all about Donald Trump and Ted Cruz.<p>CHARLESTON, S.C. — With the Iowa caucuses less than three weeks away, top Republicans are expressing growing anxiety about the state of the party’s raucous presidential primary — and what it could mean for its …

Is This the 21st Century's Duct Tape?

A new glue that can stick metal to metal has been developed in a Northeastern University lab, opening the door to truly glue-able electronics.<p>Until …

China's biggest startup is in a heap of trouble

The world's second largest startup may be facing a huge Catch-22 problem in its plan to keep growing.<p>Chinese gadget maker Xiaomi sells everything from smartphones and wearables, to cameras, TVs and air purifiers -- on the cheap. You can buy a fitness band for $15, and a five-inch smartphone for …

China

The world’s tallest buildings may come with a curse

By Ylan Q. Mui<p>Ylan Q. Mui<p>Bio Follow<p>The Shanghai Tower in China was officially crowned the second-tallest building in the world last week. The same day, as if on cue, the country’s stock market had tanked.<p>Shanghai Tower is not just a skyscraper. It’s a “mega-tall” building -- yes, that’s a technical …

Stock Markets

I’m not one for conspiracy theories, but something fishy is going on in Europe

Having taken the piss out of <i>Guardian</i> columnists for their laughably painful paroxysms over the appalling attacks upon women at Cologne railway station, credit where it’s due. The paper at least broke this story about the Swedish police being accused of covering up sex attacks by refugees at a music …