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If Aliens Really Did Build that Star's 'Megastructure', They Aren't Bragging

SETI found no artificial radio signals coming from the so-called "WTF Star."<p>Remember that star that looked like it maybe—just <i>maybe</i>—supported alien megastructures? Well, the first in-depth studies of the system's radio emissions were announced this week, and the results may be disappointing for the …

The Late Show

Young, idealistic farmers help keep land in production

NEW PALTZ, N.Y. (AP) — Hauling feed, herding pigs, long hours. Farming is hard. And 25-year-old Leanna Mulvihill loves it.<p>Young farmers like Mulvihill are bright green shoots in a field full of old growth. Farmers, on average, are getting older, and millennials eager to get their fingernails dirty …


4 books every aspiring startup founder should read

To be a successful entrepreneur, you need to be able to juggle several hats at the same time. Identifying a problem and developing a scalable …

Peter Thiel

NASA unveiled a new prototype of the crowdsourced spacesuit astronauts will wear on Mars

It’s not as sleek or form-fitting as the spacesuit worn by Matt Damon in <i>The Martian</i>, but it’s certainly something. NASA has released the latest photos of its Z-2 spacesuit prototype—an early model of what astronauts will ultimately wear as they traverse the dusty surface of Mars (and, perhaps, …

Space Science

NASA has figured out how Mars was stripped clean of water

What happened to Mars’ atmosphere? NASA thinks it knows.<p>Around 3.7 to 4.2 billion years ago, the red planet’s atmosphere was the same size or bigger than the Earth’s, but today it’s about 100 times thinner than on our planet. The answer, it turns out, is blowing in the wind.<p>Solar winds, to be …