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Trump Space Policy To Aim For Mars And Beyond

Will a brash, plain-spoken billionaire finally push Congress off the dime and get NASA astronauts back to the Moon and on to the surface of Mars? Or will soon-to-be President Donald J. Trump relegate American space policy to yet another decade of largely empty sloganeering?<p>Past administrations …

Physicists Just Discovered a Second State of Liquid Water

Wha?<p>It’s one of the most fundamental compounds on Earth, and it makes up roughly 60 percent of the human body, and yet water is turning out to be …

Physics

Scientists Have Measured The Smallest Fragment of Time Ever

We just witnessed an electron escaping an atom.<p>Our understanding of time and the world around us just got way more precise. Physicists have …

Quantum Physics

Stargazers prepare for biggest supermoon in nearly 69 years

The brightest moon in almost 69 years will be lighting up the sky this week in a treat for star watchers around the globe.<p>The phenomenon known as the supermoon will reach its most luminescent in North America before dawn on Monday. It will reach its zenith in Asia and the South Pacific on Monday …

Supermoon

Earth - A microbe no one has even seen could explain our origins

Between Greenland and Norway in the mid-Atlantic ocean, 7,546ft (2300m) below the surface, there is a black and smoky region where hot water spouts up from the sea bed. This strange place is called "Loki's castle" after the shape-shifting Norse God Loki: the one Tom Hiddleston played in <i>The Avengers</i>.<p>…

Meditation the new tool to reach peak performance

It's relatively easy to spot the physical differences between, say, an Olympic rower and a couch potato. But it's the mind as much as the muscles that make a champion – so is it possible to pick an "elite brain" out of a crowd of ordinary grey matter?<p>That's the challenge that a team of …