Melina Lopez

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What a Trump presidency means for NASA and the future of space exploration

NASA’s scientific mission doesn’t make the US space agency immune to the politics of presidential transitions. After all, there are billions of dollars of programs and funding at stake.<p>Witness the hand-off in 2008 from US president George W. Bush to Barack Obama: The future of an expensive plan …

Stephen Hawking just gave us a sobering but inspiring reason to keep looking to space

Recently, one of the world’s most renowned physicists spoke at the Oxford University Union about the need to continue our work in space. In fact, …

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Quantum Teleportation Across The Dark Web

Quantum teleportation brings to mind <i>Star Trek</i>‘s transporter, where crew members are disassembled in one location to be reassembled in another. Real quantum teleportation is a much more subtle effect where information is transferred between entangled quantum states. It’s a quantum trick that could …

Here's why you should get excited for Duncan Jones' Mute

It's a companion to Moon, for starters<p>During the run-up to <i>Warcraft</i>, Duncan Jones revealed that he already had a follow-up project in the works. It wasn’t another blockbuster that would cost a studio hundreds of millions of dollars, but a companion to his quiet debut film, <i>Moon</i>.<p><i>Mute</i> is a …

Star Trek

Scientists are trying to figure out what it feels like to die

My mother and I sat across from the hospice nurse in my parents' Colorado home. It was 2005, and my mother had reached the end of treatments for metastatic breast cancer. A month or two earlier, she'd been able to take the dog for daily walks in the mountains and travel to Australia with my father. …

University of Michigan

Navy's $4.4-billion futuristic destroyer is headed by Capt. James Kirk. Let 'Star Trek' references commence

The Navy gave a first look inside the stealthy and futuristic Zumwalt destroyer during the ship's first port stop at a Rhode Island naval station.<p>The 610-foot-long warship has an angular shape to minimize its radar signature, and cost more than $4.4 billion. It's the most expensive destroyer built …

The Problem With Lena Dunham's White Privilege

<b>There are lots of reasons to have beef with Lena Dunham</b>, public figure.<p>Let us not forget that she is sitting at the dais of (White) feminism because …

Inside 'No Man's Sky,' the Most Innovative Game in Years

<i>No Man’s Sky</i> is wildly ambitious, utterly vast and a huge challenge to the video game industry’s status quo<p>There is a man, and that man wants to sell …

Internet Celebrates Black Women With #BlackWomenDidThat After Hillary Clinton Accepts Nomination

Social media users celebrated historic firsts reached by black women throughout history on Friday, using the trending hashtag #BlackWomenDidThat to …

Scientists Discover Mysterious Purple Blob at the Bottom of the Ocean

We’re not saying it’s aliens, but a team of scientists has just discovered a glowing purple orb at the bottom of the ocean, and if you’ve ever seen</i> …

10 Archaeological Finds That Alter History

New discoveries are made all the time that change the way we regard events and cultures of our past. Just in the last few years, many archaeological …

What Freudian slips really reveal about your mind

Do our verbal stumblings unveil our unconscious desires – or are they simply an innocent glitch in the brain’s workings? BBC Future investigates.<p>It was 1988 and the then-vice president, George H. W. Bush, was on a routine visit to Idaho. He was supposed to give a dry speech on agricultural policy …

Behavioral Sciences

NASA Announces It's Working on Force Fields And Deep Sleep Chambers For Astronauts

Yes!<p>NASA has just announced funding for eight ambitious new space projects, which include the development of new habitats far away from planet Earth, …

Space Science

A Cognitive Trick for Solving Problems Creatively

Many experts argue that creative thinking requires people to challenge their preconceptions and assumptions about the way the world works. One common claim, for example, is that the mental shortcuts we all rely on to solve problems get in the way of creative thinking. How can you innovate if your …

Scott Kelly Year in Space: What happens to an astronaut's body while in orbit

Astronaut Scott Kelly returns home on Wednesday 2 March, from his year-long mission on the International Space Station. Kelly's task was to test how …

Firewatch: how games are getting inside the heads of their characters

A new era of titles prioritise the strange relationship we have with protagonists above solving puzzles and gaining high scores. So can you still call them ‘games’?<p>In some ways Firewatch, the beautiful and intriguing game recently released by San Francisco-based studio Campo Santo, is a mystery …

‘The Flame in the Flood’ Is a Cute but Crushing Game About the End of America

The game is an arduous journey featuring starvation and exposure, but that doesn't stop it from looking really pretty.<p>Appearances can be deceptive. <i>The Flame in the Flood</i> looks cute, but spend an hour with it, and your nerves will be shredded. You're Scout, a lone wanderer with a scrawny old dog, …

Listen to the bizarre 'outer space' music that Apollo 10 astronauts heard on the far side of the moon

The crew of NASA's Apollo 10 mission in May 1969 set the groundwork for showing that Apollo 11's moon landing would be possible. They flew around the moon and practiced separating and descending the lunar module to better understand potential issues.<p>But they heard some mysterious sounds in the …

Apollo Missions

Meryl Streep’s Divisive Feminism: How White Feminists Silence People of Color

The acting legend has come under fire for comments she made at a film festival about diversity, but white feminists have long felt that their rights …

FBI AGENT: 8 clues to tell if someone is a liar

The event was hosted by the New York Hedge Fund Round Table at the Penn Club of New York.<p>Since 2009, the FBI, the SEC, and the US Attorney's Office have been massively cracking down on insider trading in the hedge fund industry.<p>"I want to talk you a little about this," Chaves said during the talk, …

Hedge Funds

Why a rumor about the discovery of something Einstein predicted 100 years ago is going viral

Right now, the rumor is just that. The scientists to which the rumor refers work at the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) and told Business Insider that there is no basis for such a claim, yet.<p>"We are still taking data, and we won't finish analyzing and reviewing results …

Black Holes

European Space Agency is shooting for a moon base by the 2030s

There is growing interest in Europe to prioritize the moon as humanity's next deep-space destination.<p>The moon, supporters say, can serve as a …

Here’s What It's Like To Almost Be Selected As An Astronaut

In 2003, Derek Green almost made it all the way through NASA's astronaut selection process. He told BuzzFeed what that experience was like.<p>Green told BuzzFeed Science that he had wanted to be an astronaut since he was 6. He did his research and found that (back then) most astronauts were military …

Congress wants to give NASA $19.3 billion next year, even more than Obama asked for

That's also $1.27 billion more than the agency received last year<p>NASA, the perennially underfunded space agency, woke up to a nice surprise this morning: Congress wants to give the agency more money than it asked for. Republican leaders in Congress released a massive budget proposal for the 2016 …

Star

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Why can’t a space station in orbit be tethered to the ground?

Readers answer other readers’ questions on subjects ranging from trivial flights of fancy to profound scientific concepts<p>If a space station were in a geostationary orbit, why couldn’t it just be tethered to the earth with a cable that could be ascended and descended by astronauts? This isn’t rocket …

Large Hadron Collider makes record-breaking collision

The Large Hadron Collider(LHC) in Geneva has collided heavy nuclei at the highest energies ever recorded.<p>The energy of the lead ion collisions …

Shocking Or Intriguing? NASA Challenges Physics, To Build Faster-Than-Light Spaceship ‘Warp Drive’

NASA scientist Harold White has stunned the world with his announcement that he and his team has begun work on the development of a faster-than-light …