Regan Chatterton

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Searching for life on Mars: where should the ExoMars rover land?

On Wednesday, the European Space Agency starts considering potential landing sites on Mars for its 2018 ExoMars mission. Dr Peter Grindrod at Birkbeck, University of London, is one of the experts tasked with this job. He kindly contributed this guest blog<p>If you had to pick just one place to find …

Sriracha Chemistry: How Hot Sauces Perk Up Your Food And Your Mood

Anyone who has ever drizzled, doused or — heck — drenched their food with Sriracha knows the hot sauce can make almost any dish taste better.<p>But could these spicy condiments also make us a little happier?<p>The science geeks over at the American Chemical Society made a little video that breaks down …

Famous Novels' First Sentences, Mapped [Infographic]

Sentence diagrams never looked this good<p>Maybe you spent a week in school making these, but the ones in your class almost definitely didn't look as good. The folks at Pop Chart Lab, which now has an oeuvre of infographics depicting everything from classic games to beer, took a literary turn with …

Literature

Over The Past 60 Years, A Reef Island Has Grown Out Of The Sea

It is now stable and vegetated. Great job, island!<p>How old are you? Are you of retirement age yet? If so, in your lifetime, an island has been reborn, sand grain by sand grain.<p>Between 1945 and 2010, a sediment deposit in the Pacific Ocean grew to become a "fully vegetated and stable island," two …

Sea Level

Good Idea/Bad Idea: Use A Power Drill To...

With great power, comes great responsibility.<p>Clean the Bathroom (Good Idea)<p>Like scrubbing bathtubs? Neither do we, so cut the required elbow grease with a power scrubber. Drill through the center of a circular tub brush. Then drive a threaded bolt through the hole so the threaded end pokes out of …

At least 25 killed in Ukraine as president alleges coup attempt

KIEV, Ukraine -- As the death toll in Kiev's violent political<p>confrontationrose dramatically to at least 25 Wednesday, embattled Ukrainian President Victor Yanukovich laid blame for the violence on protest leaders and threatened a tough response.<p>Pointing to continued clashes in Kiev's Independence …

Latin America

8 Disaster Tourism Sites

For your next family vacation.<p>Japan's Tōhoku region is still recovering from the 2011 earthquake and tsunami, but a group that includes an author, a scholar, and a media activist has formed to turn the area's Fukushima nuclear disaster site into a tourism attraction. It's not the first time natural …