Kaitlyne Griffin

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Astrobiology - The Hunt for Life Beyond Earth

Astrobiologist Kevin Hand prepares to deploy a rover beneath the ice of Alaska's Sukok Lake. When a probe finally reaches Europa, its search for life may be modeled on trial runs like this. And with the powerful SLS rocket NASA is designing, he says, "we could potentially get to Jupiter and Europa …

Universe

The Reason We Haven't Found Alien Life May Be A Very Sad One

Scientists argue "early Armageddon" snuffs out alien life before it has a chance to evolve.<p>Australian scientists say they've figured out why we've been unable to detect signs of alien life. And for those who dream of someday meeting up with a real-life E.T., it's a pretty depressing reason.<p>In a …

Astronomers' findings point to a ninth planet, and it's not Pluto

The scientist who killed Pluto says there may be nine planets in the solar system after all.<p>Caltech astronomer Mike Brown and his astrophysicist colleague Konstantin Batygin say they've found compelling evidence that a giant planet orbits the sun in the dark, distant badlands far beyond …

Astronomy

Quentin Tarantino confirms all of his movies exist within one universe

This will make you want to revisit them all<p>Devoted fans of Quentin Tarantino's body of work have noted for years that all of his characters seem to be connected in one way or another.<p>For example, Vic Vega from <i>Reservoir Dogs</i> and Vincent Vega from <i>Pulp Fiction</i> just so happen to be brothers. This led …

Kill Bill

The Woman Who Made Science Beautiful

Where others sought separation, Maria Sibylla Merian saw connection.<p><i>Updated on August 2, 2016</i><p>It was silkworms that first captured 13–year–old Maria Sibylla Merian’s attention. She would later graduate to a wider set of creatures, watching caterpillars, pupae, butterflies, and moths for days, weeks, …

Caterpillars

Last Month I Had an Abortion Because Motherhood Just Wasn’t Right for Me

The young woman passed through a toy store, touching soft woolen hats and toy giraffes and wondering if motherhood was right for her. She dreamed …

A blooming zinnia follows a successful lettuce harvest at the International Space Station, taking astronauts a step closer to their aim of growing fresh food for a future manned mission to Mars<p>When there is no “up”, which way does a flower grow? Astronauts on the International Space Station (ISS) …

Gardening

Barack Obama Declares Kendrick Lamar Better Than Drake

Barack Obama has proclaimed that Kendrick Lamar is a better rapper than Drake. The President was posed with the question of which hip-hop star he …

Let’s Cure the Disease of Sleeping

Sleeping is probably the most wasteful thing all humans do.<p>To me, sleeping is a disease. Luckily, in the next 25 years, scientists may cure it. For millions, that cure can't come soon enough. I hate sleeping and always have. I see sleeping as an early form of dipping in and out of death. Sleeping …

J.J. Abrams Has Solid Advice For Whoever Plays Young Han Solo

Have your whip and fedora ready.<p>No, <b>J.J. Abrams</b> doesn’t know who’s going to play the young Han Solo in the spin-off movie. And even if he did, he’s not going to tell you. Haven’t you seen how good this guy is at keeping secrets?<p>All the same, he did have some pretty good advice for whoever <i>does</i> wind …

Movies

Here's Obama's take on the future in his last State of the Union address

'I believe in you.'<p>In his final State of the Union address, President Barack Obama was widely expected to talk less about specific plans and more about broad goals for the future — projects that will continue long after he's left office. It turns out that was true almost to a fault. The address …

Want to Be an Outstanding Leader? Keep a Journal.

From The New York Public Library<p>Research has documented that outstanding leaders take time to reflect. Their success depends on the ability to access their unique perspective and bring it to their decisions and sense-making every day.<p>Extraordinary leadership is rooted in several capabilities: …

The Origins of Heaven and Hell