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What would it take to put an astronaut on Mars?

<b>A joint European and Russian space mission - the ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter (TGO) - has left for Mars to study methane and other rare gases in the Red Planet's atmosphere, and drop a lander on its surface.</b><p>The TGO is expected to take seven months to travel the 500 million km (310 million miles) to …

Space Science

How I built a hoverboard company and then blew it up

I was first introduced to Hoverboards while watching Casey Neistat’s daily vlogs on YouTube. I thought, “Wow. That’s pretty cool!” and started searching online to purchase one myself. When I looked at the cost of an IOHawk at $1,800 or the Phunkeeduck at $1,500, I thought there had to be a cheaper …

Social Media

5 Ways to Get Motivated When You’re Burnt Out

<i>The Entrepreneur Insiders network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in America’s startup scene contribute</i> …

Small Business

7 Netflix Documentaries Every Entrepreneur Should Watch

<i>This piece originally appeared on The Hustle.com.</i><p>Netflix (nflx) is great for Friday nights spent on the couch, long study breaks in the library, and</i> …

Entrepreneurship

Gravitational waves will unlock these 'revolutionary' secrets of the universe

Ripples in the fabric of space, called gravitational waves, are careening across the universe, right through everything and everyone.<p>Scientists from the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) experiment have detected some of the waves— a feat Einstein thought impossible 100 …

Universe

Adele Pranks Juice Shop Employees During Hilarious Ellen DeGeneres Stunt (VIDEO)

Aside from being able to sing a bit, Adele is also rather nifty at pulling off some pretty decent practical jokes.<p><b>READ MORE:</b><p>Adele Admits She 'Cried …

Ellen Degeneres

NASA is giving away its vintage-inspired travel posters for free

When NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory reached out to Don and Ryan Clark — the design duo behind Invisible Creature — in hopes that they might create …

Guns, snuff and 5¢ lemonade: 1930s New York shops by Berenice Abbott

Photographer Berenice Abbott started Changing New York – her grand project to document NYC – in 1935, capturing shops and buildings before they were torn down. The photos are held in the archive of the New York Public Library

Australia

A Musician Made a Map of the Entire Universe

Pablo Carlos Budassi details the difficulties of fitting the entire universe into one field of view.<p>Behold, the entire known universe in one field of view. This map, created by musician Pablo Carlos Budassi, has been circulating the internet for the past week and a half, and blowing quite a few …

Universe

The amazing perks of being a NASA astronaut

That's not the only bonus, however, according to NASA astronaut Andrew J. Feustel.<p>"The other wonderful thing about this job is the opportunity to go and talk to people about what we do — especially kids," Feustel told Business Insider during a press event at NASA's Johnson Spaceflight Center in …

Space Exploration

One of the largest dinosaurs ever discovered just landed in NYC

The American Museum of Natural History in New York has a new inhabitant: one of the largest dinosaurs ever discovered.<p>Meet the titanosaur:<p>How did they get the 122-foot dino in the door? It wasn't easy.

Dinosaurs

This Photo of an Astronaut Shows How Big the ISS Is

You’ve probably seen countless photos by now of astronauts working inside and outside the International Space Station, but sometimes it’s hard to get …

Mom Turns Her 3-Year-Old's Drawings into Incredible Art

Many parents hope their kids develop an interest in areas like debate, science or software design. But Canada-based painter Ruth Oosterman wanted her daughter Eve to love art as much as she did -- so much so that she made her own creative process a very familiar part of 3-year-old Eve’s life.<p>“When …

HCI

Neil deGrasse Tyson: 'The delusion is thinking that SpaceX is going to lead the space frontier'

Neil deGrasse Tyson is the most ubiquitous presence in popular science these days. Coming off of a successful reboot of Carl Sagan's <i>Cosmos</i>, he started a new television show (called <i>StarTalk</i>, based on a long time radio show and podcast of his), he hosts panels and Pluto brunches at the Hayden …

Sexual Harassment

I’m a NASA astronaut, and here’s what it takes to become a space voyager

I was teaching a third-period science class on April 12, 2004, when I got the phone call from NASA I’ll never forget. Soon I’d relocated to Houston, Texas, close to the Johnson Space Center, to begin training to become an astronaut.<p>As I would quickly discover, it’s a long and rewarding road. But …

Space Science

Shia LaBeouf says after marathon of all his movies, 'I walked out loving myself'

Surfacing from his performance-art piece last week, "All My Movies," in which the actor took over one screen at New York's Angelika Film Center and allowed anyone to come in for free and watch all 27 of his films along with him, LaBeouf gave his first interview since the event. He said of the …

Entertainment

Gaming pays off for two teenagers

<b>Many parents look at their teenage boys glued to their games consoles and computer screens and worry about their future.</b><p>The mothers of Henrique Dubrugras and Pedro Franceschi aren't worrying any more.<p>The two Brazilian teenagers used to spend about a third of their day on screens, but for them it …

Rio De Janeiro

Death from Above: Mass Extinctions Tied to Comet Strikes

Many of Earth's mass extinctions over the eons have been caused by comet strikes, a new study suggests.<p>Over the past 260 million years, cratering …

Here Are 50 Bob Ross Quotes That Will Make Today Better

October 29 is Bob Ross' birthday. The late painting instructor, famous for his storied, 11-year run as the host of "The Joy of Painting," would have turned 73 years old in 2015, were he the immortal personification of happiness born from a pristine canvas in 1942 with the sole purpose of teaching …

Art

Scott Kelly breaks the record for longest consecutive time in space by a US astronaut

As of today, Scott Kelly now officially holds the record for the longest consecutive amount of time spent in space by an American astronaut. The previous record holder was Spanish-American astronaut Michael López-Alegría, who spent 215 consecutive days in space in 2007. Today marks 216 consecutive …

Space Science

A Crash Course in Fearless Writing

If you've ever written and actually enjoyed the experience, if you've ever allowed yourself to become lost in the dream of the story you are telling so much that you temporarily forget what time it is, then you have written fearlessly. In fact, writing doesn't really begin until we forget to be …

Writing

Artist Brilliantly Imagines What Disney Villains Would Look Like in Real Life

Thanks to Finnish artist Jirka Vtinen, we can now confirm that Disney's cartoon villains would look just as scary in real life. In honor of Halloween, the illustrator decided to expand his portfolio of iconic princesses and princes by adding the wickedly witchy villains from classic Disney films …

Walt Disney Company

This Physicist Says Dark Matter May Have Killed Off The Dinosaurs

As every astronomy buff knows, dark matter is pretty elusive stuff.<p>We can't see it. We can't hear it or feel it, and we certainly can't smell or taste it. Even with the world's most sophisticated scientific gear, there's no direct proof that the long-hypothesized form of matter exists at …

Dark Matter

The 15 most compelling scientific findings that suggest aliens are real

Over billions of years, these ingredients condense to form gas clouds, new stars, and planets, which means that the ingredients, and therefore the potential, for life beyond Earth are scattered across the universe.<p>What's more, a number of recent discoveries also strongly suggest that alien life …

Astronomy

7 Patents That NASA Is Freeing Up For Small Companies

NASA has a mandate to push the technologies it develops for space out into Earth, too. So over the last few years, the agency has made more than a …

Can you spot EARTH in this stunning image? If you think you can, prepare to be ASTONISHED

GETTYOur sun, the tiny white speck bottom left, shown next to red hyper giant VY Canis Majoris<p>This staggering image shows how our sun - which is so …

Someone published thousands of photos of historic US space missions — here are some amazing ones

The 9,200 high-resolution images posted to the Project Apollo Archive were taken during every manned mission to the moon, both on the way there and back.<p>These aren't just photos of the moon's surface either. The entire film reels were uploaded so you can see the blurry outtakes along with some …

Over 8,400 images from NASA's Moon missions are now on Flickr in high resolution

You've seen images from the Apollo missions before, but you've never seen anything like this. More than 8,400 images from NASA's Moon missions have been uploaded to Flickr at a resolution of 1800 dpi.<p>NASA didn't just send astronauts to the Moon to do scientific exploration, it also sent them …

Apollo Missions

Airconsole beat Apple to making great multiplayer mobile games

There are plenty of phone cases that turn your smartphone into a game controller, but how about an app that lets you play games in your computer’s Web browser?<p>Airconsole is a website that syncs your smartphone as a controller for the collection of Web games it offers. All you need to do to turn …

To Reuse This Notebook, Just Pop It In The Microwave

The microwaveable analog Rocketbook saves paper, discourages snoops, and backs up your handwritten documents to the Cloud.<p>Whether you’re concerned about your paper waste, you don’t want coworkers snooping through your brilliant, top-secret sketches, or you simply don’t have room at home to store …

Google Drive