Katie Elliott

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The best way to colonize Mars is crazier than Elon Musk's idea of dropping nukes on the planet

Yet the Red Planet holds great promise, and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk recently discussed its future with comedian and television host Stephen Colbert.<p>Musk, who hopes to build a colony of 1 million people on Mars, told Colbert that there are two ways to warm the global temperatures on Mars, which would …

Habitats

Africa's earliest known coelacanth found in Eastern Cape

More than 30 complete specimens of the new fossil species, Serenichthys kowiensis, were collected from the famous Late Devonian aged Waterloo Farm …

Scientists May Have Found A Cure For Blindness

The human eyeball is kind of incredible, being able to see millions and millions of colors, automatically adjust to light conditions, and, in camera terms, it contains about 50 f-stops of capability. Light enters our eyes and falls on photoreceptive proteins in our retina (the rods and the cones). …

Oldest Human DNA Reveals Mysterious Branch of Humanity

The oldest known human DNA found yet reveals human evolution was even more confusing than thought, researchers say.<p>The DNA, which dates back some …

‘Mom, let’s meet in the future’: Chinese sci-fi writer cryogenically freezes her brain in Arizona lab

Here’s your dose of weird news for the day — and, yes, it comes from China. No surprises there.<p>A Chinese science fiction writer, who died in May, has had her brain cryogenically frozen at the Alcor Life Extension Foundation in Arizona, according to a report by People’s Daily Online before the …

Don't be fooled by a viral science GIF that claims Earth is actually lumpy, not round

If you are one of the 56,600 people who follow @DesignTimes on Twitter, then there's something you should know.<p>One of the account's latest tweets was of a science GIF that shows a lumpy version of Earth, stating that this is what the planet would look like without any oceans. Wrong!<p>Don't be fooled: …

Astronomy

7 Famous Novelists ... Who Only Published One Novel

When it was announced earlier this year that Harper Lee was to release a new novel, <i>Go Set A Watchman</i>, in July 2015, her readers and fans were quite rightly astonished. For fifty-five years, since the publication of <i>To Kill A Mockingbird</i> in 1960, Lee had remained one of the most famous names on a …

Literature