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Astronauts getting 3-D printer at space station

German Space Agency Chimes In on Alleged Discovery of Sea Plankton on ISS

Last month Russian scientists said they discovered sea plankton on the International Space Station (ISS) that might be alive and thriving. NASA shed doubt on the discovery, and little has been said since. However, the German Aerospace Center (DLR) recently responded to questions on the issue, …

Space Exploration

FAA Issues Spaceport License to Midland Airport in Texas

The Federal Aviation Administration has issued a commercial spaceport license to Midland International Airport in Texas, marking the first time an airport with regular passenger air service has also been cleared to host spaceships. The launch site operator license was announced on Wednesday in …

Maven and MOM Orbiters Close In on Their Moments of Truth at Mars

After a 10-month-long, 442 million-mile journey to Mars, it's do or die time for NASA's Maven orbiter — with India's Mars Orbiter Mission following close behind.<p>Both orbiters are designed to study the Red Planet's upper atmosphere, and both are scheduled to execute crucial engine burns to go into …

Why selflessness evolved for selfish reasons

The pressure to act charitably – whether in celebrities or chimps – is all about indirect reciprocity: ensuring future cooperation<p>“Make sure you play fairly,” parents often say to their kids. In fact, children do not need encouragement to be fair, it is a unique feature of human social life that …

NASA tech finds disaster survivors

Each time your heart beats, your entire body moves -- even if you're unconscious and pinned under a pile of rubble.<p>The vibrations are small, invisible to the human eye, and might just save your life after a major disaster.<p>Researchers at NASA have developed a device that picks up these subtle …

WATCH: Why Your Brain Needs to Forget Stuff

Forgetting things is frustrating and unproductive - I mean, I KNOW I put my wallet in a safe place somewhere - but it turns out it’s not necessarily …

This map shows you how far you can go in 10 minutes

Commuting is often, no, regularly, hell. And now there's a map to prove it. Enter a city into the Isoscope map, and it will show how far a two, four, six, eight and ten-minute drive will take you, specific to the day of the week -- and to a prescribed hour of awful, awful rush-hour traffic. You can …

Oculus Rift is the latest weapon in the Defense Department’s fight against cyberattacks

The military’s army of hackers may soon use Oculus Rift to fight the cyberwar.<p>The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), basically the Q to the U.S. Department of Defense’s James Bond, is experimenting with using the Oculus Rift headset (as Wired first reported). It wants its crew of …