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How NASA Will Send Humans To Mars

NASA scientists are tackling a big challenge: building capsules that will take humanity to Mars.<p>It’s official: NASA’s Orion project, which will send humans to Mars, is a success. A test flight on Friday morning was successful; NASA’s command center called it “the most perfect flight you could ever …

New blackhole hunter takes first photo—and it is absolutely stunning

NuSTAR—NASA's Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array, the most sensitive high energy X-ray telescope ever invented—has taken its first picture of the …

'Ascension': Could Mankind Really Survive 100 Years in Space?

A hulking spaceship the size of the Empire State Building, powered by nuclear explosions meant to carry human beings all the way to another solar system. It could never happen, right?<p>That was the idea behind a very real plan called Project Orion, drawn up by physicist Freeman Dyson in the late …

Space Travel

'There's your new spacecraft, America': Orion splashes back to Earth after historic test

<b>UPDATE: Dec. 5, 11:35 a.m. ET</b><p>NASA ushered in a new era for American spaceflight today with its successful test flight of its new Orion …

Scientists discover Earth’s ‘Star Trek’-style invisible shield

A team of scientists led by the University of Colorado Boulder has discovered an invisible “Star Trek”-style shield that blocks so-called “killer electrons” 7,200 miles above Earth.<p>The electrons, which travel at near light-speed, are capable of damaging space electronics and can put astronauts in …

Geoengineering: the ethical problems with cleaning the air

Intervening in climate change currently raises more questions than answers when it comes to manipulating the atmosphere<p>Last August, Berlin hosted an international conference on the controversial issue of geoengineering. We ask expert Dr Naomi Vaughan fromthe Tyndall Centre for Climate Change …

Is Human Intelligence Rising With Each Generation?

Millennials tend to get a bad rap from older generations for being entitled, self-absorbed and unfocused. They are not the first young generation to be maligned by an older one, a tradition that doesn't have much basis in reality. In fact, research consistently shows that human intelligence scores …

Fabiola Gianotti to lead Cern particle physics research centre

The Italian physicist Fabiola Gianotti has been chosen to lead the Cern particle physics research centre, the first woman to be put in charge of a top global scientific institution in the field.<p>Gianotti, who attracted worldwide attention in 2012 for her leading role in Cern’s discovery of the Higgs …

Brain age tests to be offered to middle-aged in battle against dementia

Doctors are to offer middle-aged patients the opportunity to take a computer-based test designed to show how their “brain age” compares with their biological age as a way of encouraging them to pursue healthier lifestyles.<p>The computer-based test, devised by Public Health England, will be piloted by …

SpaceShip Two crash casts doubt on space tourism project, says Branson

Sir Richard Branson acknowledged on Saturday that his dream of commercial space tourism may have ended in the explosion that consumed Virgin Galactic’s test craft SpaceShipTwo in the skies above California’s Mojave desert.<br>After rushing overnight to the scene of Friday’s accident, the Virgin chief …

Scotland rejects independence with No winning 55% of vote

Scotland has voted against ending its 307-year-old union with England and Wales, with the Scottish National party conceding defeat in the historic referendum.<p>The result was mathematically certain to be a victory for the Better Together campaign after 30 of Scotland's 32 local authorities declared, …

Israel’s Mossad comes in from the cold in search for new recruits

Israel’s infamous spy agency drops secretive cloak-and-dagger approach and goes online to seek out potential agents<p>It used to be that if you wanted to join one of the world’s most secretive espionage organisations you had to sneak into a foreign embassy, answer a cryptic newspaper ad or show up in …

Hillary Clinton's midterm campaign schedule

The formula is well known in presidential politics: Help campaign for your party's candidates in the midterms, run for president two years later.<p>Hillary Clinton, who is admittedly thinking about running for president, appears to be following this formula. For months, Clinton aides protected the …

Wyoming to begin same-sex marriages after state opts not to appeal

Same-sex marriages are set to begin in Wyoming on Tuesday after state officials declined to appeal against a federal district court ruling.<p>The state attorney general, Peter K Michael, said Monday he would file a notice in district court at 10am on Tuesday morning that the state would not appeal …