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SpaceX's first mission to Mars will be unlike anything anyone has tried before

Elon Musk's private company SpaceX has big plans to usher in a new era of reusable rockets that could send the first humans to Mars and return them home. Here's how the company plans to land on the Red Planet as soon as 2018.<p><i>Produced and animated by Alex Kuzoian. Original reporting by Jessica Orwig.</i><p>…

Elon Musk

NASA's new Mars rover looks like a Batman vehicle

NASA showed off a prototype of a new Mars rover, reminiscent of a vehicle from Christopher Nolan's "Dark Knight" trilogy.<p>Posting the announcement on Facebook, NASA's Kennedy Space Center described it as a "fierce new Mars rover concept vehicle," adding that the rover could be used to help explore …

Scientists Created Artificial Nanoparticles That Can Communicate With Each Other

Communication is Key<p>Just like flying cars and artificial intelligence, nanobots are mainstays in a number of science fiction flicks. While there are …

Scientists just invented a new life-saving drug based on Komodo dragon blood

Komodos are tough. Really, really tough, both inside and out.<p>Their outside is covered in what’s basically a bony chainmail. But it’s what’s inside that might be what keeps Komodo dragons—and maybe one day humans—alive.<p>As you can see in the video above, scientists at George Mason University …

Komodo

Virgin Galactic test flight of space plane moves the company a bit closer to commercial operations

In a graceful test flight Thursday, Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo dropped from its carrier aircraft and arced through the air.<p>After a few minutes of flight, the glinting space plane emptied a 2,500 pound tank of water meant to simulate the weight of a rocket engine. The result left a curving white …

Landscape Architect Visit: The California Life, Outdoor Living Room Included

When it came time to retire, Steven and Dee Dee Kim knew just what they wanted. They would leave their home in Tiburon, California near San …

Beautiful equations: how insects walk on water and galaxies form – video

The Navier-Stokes equations explore how all fluids behave, from liquids and gases to weather systems and galaxies. For Dr Hannah Fry they are the perfect example of how powerful mathematics can be when it comes to unlocking the romance of nature

Ukrainian Sergey Polyushko Does it All, but His Animal & Wildlife Photography is Truly Incredible

Photographer Sergey Polyushko is a rare breed of photographer who is a jack-of-all-trades and a master of everything. When we stumbled upon his …

Wildlife

Striking Photos of the ‘Supermoon’

Spectacular<p>From Prague to Kuwait City to Washington, see incredible shots of the ‘supermoon’—the closest the moon has been to the Earth since …

Harvard scientists think they've pinpointed the physical source of consciousness

Scientists have struggled for millennia to understand human consciousness — the awareness of one's existence. Despite advances in neuroscience, we still don't really know where it comes from, and how it arises.<p>But researchers think they might have finally figured out its physical origins, after …

Consciousness

Paralysed people could walk again instantly after scientists prove brain implant works in primates

Paralysed people could walk again instantly after scientists developed a brain implant which turns thought into electrical signals in the spine so that lost feeling can be restored after injury.<p>Currently people who break their backs or suffer a spinal trauma are unable to stand or move even though …

What lies beneath: As earth warms, diseases within permafrost become a bigger worry

<b>FILE - In this July 21, 2011, file photo, an iceberg floats in the sea near Qeqertarsuaq, Disko Island, Greenland. Greenhouse gases more powerful than carbon dioxide are the focus of a global gathering this week in Rwanda, with Secretary of State John Kerry expected to arrive Thursday, Oct. 13,</b> …

Global Warming

Birds are more like ‘feathered apes’ than ‘bird brains’

For centuries scientists dismissed birds as dumb based on physical differences in their brains. How wrong we were.<p>When Jane Goodall observed chimpanzees making tools in 1960, humans lost their self-aggrandizing status as the world’s only tool makers. Now scientists are beginning to realise there …

University of London

The 'Earth Next Door' May Have a Breathable Atmosphere - And We Could Find Out in 2 Years

Eep.<p>The funny thing about the discovery of Proxima b - the closest planet to our Solar System, which is also rocky, Earth-sized, and potentially …

Astronomy

This delicious porridge recipe is worth waking up for

<i>At Well+Good, we’re constantly coming across genius recipes—whether it’s on Instagram, in soon-to-be published cookbooks, or directly from buzzy food</i> …

Breakfast