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The Newly Discovered TRAPPIST-1 Star System Was Hiding In Elite: Dangerous All Along

NASA had some big news this past week. No, it wasn’t aliens. It was the next best thing: the discovery of seven new “Earth-sized exoplanets,” a few …

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New map reveals the world's most toxic countries

Just about every country in the world grapples with pollution, no matter how rich or poor they are. But you may not be aware of just how toxic your …

4 billion years of technology in one infographic

The Earth formed 4.6 billion years ago, and single-celled organisms have existed for about 4 billion of them. Yet, modern humans have only been around 50,000 to 200,000 years, depending on how you define "modern".<p>About 30,000 years ago, we domesticated the first animals. Thousands of years later, …

Let's talk about overpopulation...

Overpopulation is seen as one of the biggest environmental threats our planet faces. But is the problem too many people - or too much …

Geography

Can You Solve the Airplane Fuel Riddle?

Here's a fun riddle: Professor Fukanō plans to circumnavigate the world in his new airplane. But the plane's fuel tank doesn't hold enough for the …

Who Needs Asteroids? Earth Makes Its Own Water Deep Within The Mantle

Our planet could be self-sufficient.<p>Life on Earth depends on the existence of water, but despite it covering some 70 percent of the planet's surface, …

Earth Science

Here's a List of All the U.S. Govt's Rogue Twitter Accounts Fighting Trump's Crackdown on Science

As Trump tries to muzzle the flow of information, NASA, the EPA and others fight back<p>Since taking office last week, President Trump has been ordering …

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This new Periodic Table shows the astounding origins of every atom in your body

In the first episode of his famous TV series about space, "Cosmos: A Personal Voyage," the late astronomer Carl Sagan wastes no time dramatically setting the stage.<p>"The surface of the Earth is the shore of the cosmic ocean," Sagan says. "Some part of our being knows this is where we came from. We …

NASA's New App is 'The Sims' in Space, With Plants

As a life-long, avid Sims player, I was pretty excited to hear about NASA Science Investigations: Plant Growth. Released last month, the educational …

Space Science

Here's A List Of Every Upcoming Space Mission For The Next Twenty Years - And Some Of Them Are Unbelievably Awesome

It seems like almost every week there's a new exciting space mission announced, from fanciful journeys to Mars to serious scientific expeditions.<p>But …

Watch La Lisière, a gritty, post-apocalyptic French short film

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NASA to explore asteroid made of $10,000 quadrillion worth of metal

NASA recently announced it's latest endeavor: Explore a giant metal asteroid the size of Massachusetts.<p>Made up of mostly nickel and iron, the giant hunk of space metal is about three times further away from the Sun than Earth.<p><b>STRIKING RESEMBLANCE: Saturn moon looks like 'Star Wars' Death Star in</b> …

Space Science

How to make awesome interactive map using Google Sheets in under 1 minute?

From time to time you need to very quickly make a choropleth map based on a spreadsheet. There are a lot of different ways to do it but most of them …

Watch the human population skyrocket in 200 years | Cosmos

<b><br>It took 200,000 years for the human population</b> to reach a billion – and only 200 years to reach seven billion.<p>But growth has slowed as women have …

How to fly on a private jet for $29

Private jets are reserved for the rich and famous, right? While that was once the case, specialized programs are making more exclusive aircraft readily available to the non-billionaire set looking for an A-list experience.<p>Now, one company is offering fares starting at just $29. No, that’s not a …

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Mysterious light pillars light up Canada's night sky

At 1:30 in the morning, while most of Ontario, Canada was asleep, Timothy Joseph Elzinga was tending to his crying toddler. Then he looked out the …

Revealed! 97% of human body is made up of stardust! - IBTimes India

Stars are made up of almost two dozen chemical elements, but researchers only listed those elements that are considered to be the building blocks of …

The Pentagon's Autonomous Swarming Drones Are the Most Unsettling Thing You'll See Today

Ejected from a fighter, the tiny drones collaborate to accomplish their mission—with not a single human involved.<p>An arm of the Pentagon charged with fielding critical new technologies has developed a drone that not only carries out its mission without human piloting, but can talk to other drones to …

Canadian scientists turn carbon-dioxide emissions into useful products

What if carbon-dioxide emissions could be transformed from a liability into an asset?<p>That's the $20-million question behind the NRG COSIA Carbon XPrize, a global competition to create technology that converts CO2 into valuable products.<p>"In energy and climate, few ideas are as potentially …

The Discovery that Revealed Ancient Humans Navigated the Seas 130,000 Years Ago

It was a few years ago that a Greek-American archaeological team made a startling discovery – they found the oldest indications of seafaring and …

Those $69 Flights to Europe Are Coming in June

Norwegian Airlines has been teasing $69 flights to Europe from select spots in the United States for almost a full year now.<p>And while they promised …

Startup’s ‘Farm From a Box’ kit grows enough food for 150 people

Everything you need to start a small farm—in a shipping container<p>We’ve seen many a clever shipping container building, but rarely one that so effectively combines transportability with community impact. But here comes Farm From a Box, essentially a shipping container starter kit that holds …

This Map Reveals the Ultimate Cross-U.S. Train Trip for Under $250

Travel across the U.S. in style.<p>Want to see the sights of the continental United States, but don’t want to pay an arm and a leg to do it? You’re in …

Trains

The largest photo of the known universe weighs two million gigabytes

I guess this can be described as the universe’s biggest selfie…<p>Over 4 years the Pan-STARRS1 (The Panoramic Survey Telescope and Rapid Response …

Here are the best nerdy infographics of the year.

The most epic was inventor Saul Griffith’s opus-in-the-form-of-a-website, Energy Literacy, which went from being an energy blog to a single, enormous …

Solar power at 1¢/kWh by 2025 – “The promise of quasi-infinite and free energy is here”

Thierry Lepercq, head of research, technology and innovation at the French energy company Engie SA, said in an interview at Bloomberg that he sees a potential for the cost of solar electricity to fall below $10-megawatt hour (1¢/kWh) in the sunniest climates by 2025. Lepercq believes “solar, …

Renewable Energy

All the World's Territorial Disputes in One Interactive Map

If we could all just get along, this map wouldn't look half as good.<p>The world is a lot less stable than the clean, unchanging lines on a world map would suggest. All over the planet there are borders countries cannot agree upon and territories that more than one nation claims. Max Galka at …

10 Must-have apps that travellers shouldn’t live without

Share25<p>Tweet<p>Share7<p>+11<p>Shares 33<p>There’s an app for just about everything, whether it’s finding the perfect vacation, accessing an easy transit guide …

From drones to AKs, high technology to low politics.

Russia may test its Kh-47M2 Kinzhal aero-ballistic missile onboard the Tupolev Tu-22M3 Backfire bomber, which would greatly extend the number of …

Military

This 509-year-old map contains the first known use of the word 'America' — but not where you may think

Universalis Cosmographia<p>The known world, and introducing "America"<p>In April 1507, German cartographer Martin Waldseemüller published his <i>Universalis</i> …