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Starwatch: Orion at his evening best

A detailed look at the Hunter who rules the sky for the next few weeks, plus a brief look at the planetary year ahead and August’s solar eclipse<p>Orion is now in prime position in everyone’s evening sky. Lying across the celestial equator, with his main stars slotting neatly between 10° N and 10° S …

Teach Your Fish How To Walk

Recreate an ancient evolutionary milestone in your own home<p>Four hundred million years ago, our ancestors crawled out of the sea. Last year, biologist Emily Standen imitated the ancient feat by raising pet store fish on land. A species called the Senegal bichir can breathe moist air through a …

Mysterious, never-before-seen dust cloud covers Mars

Scientists using NASA's Mars-orbiting MAVEN spacecraft discovered a mysterious cloud of dust hundreds of miles above the planet's surface — and no …

Astronomy

Why the Earth Will Never Be Invaded

Why haven't the Borg invaded the Earth yet? I have watched every episode of <i>Star Trek, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Deep Space Nine, Voyager,</i> and <i>Enterprise</i>, and myriad movies where the Earth is invaded by aliens. I love science fiction. But it is only fiction and will remain so.<p>Many people, …

Small, Shrinking Mercury Is a Planetary Space Oddity

Science & InnovationNo Place Like Home<p>Mercury is more than just a dead, roasted chunk of rock. In fact, the solar system’s smallest planet is proving to be surprisingly lively. Well, not in the sense that anything actually lives there, though scientists don’t discount the possibility that some of …

Weird

Stunning Nighttime Pictures of Chilean Volcano Erupting

Villarrica erupted earlier this week with a bang, spewing lava bombs and forcing the evacuation of thousands of people.<p>Villarrica, one of Chile's most active volcanoes, awoke with a vengeance this week, launching lava bombs and an ash cloud thousands of feet into the air. The nearby towns of Pucon …

Technology Quarterly | The Economist

I know what you’ll do next summer<p>The relationship between information and crime has changed<p>Walls have eyes<p>Police have many new ways of monitoring …

New 5-Mile-Around Hyperloop Test Track Will Cost $100 Million

Going nowhere fast<p>Two years ago, Elon Musk had an idea. What if, instead of traveling by road, rail, air, or boat, we all travelled in giant tubes that could move pods of people at up to 800 miles per hour? He called the idea the Hyperloop and released his idea to the world hoping that someone else …

What Would Happen If You Fell into a Black Hole?

Black holes are without question some of the strangest places in the universe. So massive that they hideously deform space and time, so dense that …