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16 mind-blowing nature and science documentaries you can watch on Netflix

There are only so many times you can re-watch <i>Bob’s Burgers</i> before you feel your brain start to ooze out your ears.<p>Thankfully, Netflix has an …

Writing your first Android app - everything you need to know

There are lots of reasons why you might want to write an Android app. Maybe you have a great idea and you want to build a prototype, maybe you just want to learn to program for Android, maybe it is part of a school or college course, or maybe you are just curious. Whatever the motivation, building …

Android News

Plug in your plants with these 15 connected garden gadgets (pictures)

Smart Homes

Grow Hack: 5 Ways You Can Disguise Your Weed Garden

Cannabis legalization gains pace every day, but more than half of the nation’s police force will still put you in jail for growing weed. That is, if …

Marijuana News · High Times

Stay in the know with breaking marijuana news and insights on cannabis legalization, state laws, and political movements.

26 essential science fiction novels to get you ready for tomorrow

Tomorrow's world isn't that far away. Here's our selection of sci-fi novels that think about the world we are making - books both old and new.<p>A while …

Science Fiction

15 edible plants you can grow in your tiny apartment

Imagine rising with the sun and tending to your crops, all to the beat of morning traffic.<p>While growing plants in a busy city might seem like an …

Andrea Romano

Best Space Books and Sci-Fi: A Space.com Reading List

There are plenty of great books out there about space — so many, in fact, that it can feel a little overwhelming to figure out where to start, …

Books

Gardening in Space Gets Ready for Lift-Off

Feeding space colonoists farm-fresh produce is one step closer to reality, now that NASA’s Veg-01 experiment results are in from the International Space Station, showing resounding success with red lettuce. Locavore astronauts are readying for their second space-farm-to-fork mission.<p>Last month 100 …

How dark matter causes chaos on Earth every 30 million years

In 1980, Walter Alvarez and his group at the University of California, Berkeley, discovered a thin layer of clay in the geologic record, which …

Universe

Mathematical Pattern Found in Enigmatic Radio Bursts, But It’s Not E.T.

A strange mathematical pattern spotted in blasts of radio waves coming from deep space could be evidence of alien civilizations. Or it might be nothing.<p>Unfortunately for those of us hoping for aliens, we’ve seen so few of these radio bursts that it’s hard to say whether the “pattern” will hold</b> …

Scientists Have Been Receiving Bizarre Signals from Space, and They Have No Idea What They Are

Over the past 15 years, scientists from all over the world have been picking up strange signals from outer space, and they all have several factors …

NASA Space habitat NextStep is to get to 60 days in Cislunar Space and then scale for manned Mars Missions

Home<p>Uncategorized<p>NASA Space habitat NextStep is to get to 60 days in Cislunar Space and then scale for manned Mars Missions<p>Pin It<p>Seven NASA NextSTEP …

One year in space: NASA's record-breaking mission is underway

Expedition 43 has successfully left Earth. NASA astronaut Scott Kelly and Russian cosmonauts Mikhail Kornienko and Gennady Padalka are on their way to the International Space Station, and each one of them is embarking on a record-setting journey.<p>Kelly and Kornienko's 340-day stay will be the …

Space Science

Mesmerizing Paper Dome Turns the Sky into a Kaleidoscope

This beautiful, geometric “telescope” turns gazing at the sky into a mesmerizing experience. From the outside, the piece looks like a plain, white cylinder. But if you stoop low and step inside, the white walls open up into a soaring dome that divides an onlooker's view of the sky into intricate …

Art

Watch President Obama interview David Simon about The Wire

Our President has great taste in fictional characters<p>The White House's YouTube account just published a video interview between President Obama and reporter, author, and creator of HBO crime drama <i>The Wire</i>, David Simon. Simon is the interviewee, and speaks frankly about the nation's policing …

David Simon

Cutting Edge Art and Technology Installations at STRP Biennial Defy Boundaries of Space

From March 20 to March 29, Eindhoven in the Netherlands is hosting one of Europe's most major art and technology events, the STRP Biennial. For 10 days, four large industrial halls are filled with monumental installations, cutting edge music and spectacular performances. This biennial focuses on …

Art

Engineering Lightbulbs To Keep Insects Away

Could help limit insect-borne diseases like malaria<p>Spending long summer evenings outside comes with a big nuisance: bug bites. Mosquitos and other insects are drawn to the lights illuminating your dinner party, which helps them hone in on their human prey. While that might mean a few days of itchy …

University of Southern California

Articles about 6 surreal structures will make your head spin on Dwell.com - Dwell

In most modern homes, the kitchen is one of the most important rooms.<p>Just because your kitchen is on the smaller side doesn’t mean you can’t make it as efficient and effective as possible.<p>If your M.O. is making your kitchen more compact and streamlined, then look no further than these clean-lined …

Logging

Engineering students extinguish fire with sound

A pair of engineering students created a new type of fire extinguisher that uses sound waves to put out flames.<p>Imagine if all you needed to put out fire was a subwoofer. It's an idea that has been toyed with, theoretically, over the years -- DARPA demonstrated an acoustic extinguisher in 2012, …

Engineering

Artificial Intelligence Could Have Prevented The Germanwings Crash

No level of security screening short of mind-reading could have prevented the crash of Germanwings flight 9525. But what can be done? The <i>New York Times</i> editorial today calls for the American standard that requires two crew members be in the cockpit at all times to be adopted by “all airlines.” This …

Artificial Intelligence

Amazon Goes After Dropbox, Google, Microsoft With Unlimited Cloud Drive Storage

Last year, Amazon gave a boost to its Prime members when it launched a free, unlimited photo storage for them on Cloud Drive. Today, the company is expanding that service as a paid offering to cover other kinds of content, and to users outside of its loyalty program. Unlimited Cloud Storage will …

Cloud Computing