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The best way to colonize Mars is crazier than Elon Musk's idea of dropping nukes on the planet

Yet the Red Planet holds great promise, and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk recently discussed its future with comedian and television host Stephen Colbert.<p>Musk, who hopes to build a colony of 1 million people on Mars, told Colbert that there are two ways to warm the global temperatures on Mars, which would …

Habitats

Woman Says She Discovered Her Long-Term ‘Boyfriend’ Was Her Female Best Friend With a Strap-On

A British woman says she wore a blindfold around her boyfriend throughout their two-year relationship, so she didn’t know he was really her female …

This Professor Can Teach Anyone Calculus Using These Simple, Beautiful Animations

Calculus: A word that triggers involuntary fear spasms in the best of us. But the days of slogging through tedious textbook derivatives are over, if …

Startup in biotech adds two base pairs to genetic code - and life on earth may never be the same - ExtremeTech

Startup in biotech adds two base pairs to genetic code — and life on earth may never be the same<p>By on August 24, 2015 at 12:16 pm<p>This site may earn …

Japan has plans to put advertisements on the moon

That might change when Pocari Sweat becomes the first product advertised on the surface of the moon.<p>In the latter half of 2016, an American firm devoted to space exploration, Space X, plans to land a rover on the moon.<p>Among the rover's cargo: a can of Pocari Sweat, which will be left on a lunar …

Space Exploration

Maryland man who visited sick children as Batman dies in car crash

Lenny Robinson had been visiting children in hospitals since 2001, but he became famous after a video of his being pulled over by the police in full costume and driving his Batmobile — a sleek black car — vent viral in 2012.<p>Robinson's car broke down Sunday night as he was driving home from a car …

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Inside BIG Ideas, the Incubator Where Architects Become Inventors

How do you turn dreams into reality? Make it your business, say Bjarke Ingels and Jakob Lange of the architecture firm BIG.<p>A common complaint with architecture today is that the experimental, exciting design presented at the beginning rarely finds itself expressed in the final building. That which …

World Trade Center

Why Magnetars Should Freak You Out

<i>Paul Sutter is a research fellow at the Astronomical Observatory of Trieste and a visiting scholar at The Ohio State University's Center for</i> …

Every Couple Should Never Forget To Do These 10 Things No Matter How Long They've Been Together

True love lasts forever, doesn’t it? Well, at least the majority of people believe so. However, it is not only the love itself that makes a …

A Chick-fil-A owner shocked his employees in the best way after shutting down for renovations

Instead of temporarily laying off his 50 workers, Jeff Glover shocked his staff by continuing to pay them during the entire five months the restaurant would be closed, ABC affiliate KVUE reports.<p>Glover even gave them a $1-per-hour raise for sticking with him.<p>Starting pay at Glover's Chick-fil-A is …

Chick-fil-A

[TA Deals] Pay what you want for this mobile-focused development bundle

Unlocking your true potential as a mobile developer can be difficult. There are multiple languages and platforms to understand, and information is …

Breathe responsibly: The vaporized cocktail bar - CNN Style

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Alcohol

MIT designs small, modular, efficient fusion power plant

A cutaway view of the proposed ARC reactor (credit: MIT ARC team)<p>MIT plans to create a new compact version of a tokamak fusion reactor with the goal …

Everyone's Bummed About Dragon Ball Super's Weird Janky Animation

Anime fans across the globe were left gobsmacked this week when <i>Dragon Ball Super</i> seemed to take a huge dip in quality. This kind of thing happens a …

Anime

NASA's Next Megarocket Could Launch Mission to Europa

The huge rocket NASA is developing to get astronauts to an asteroid, Mars and other distant destinations should also greatly aid robotic exploration …

Space Exploration

The ES6 Conundrum — SitePoint

<i>This article is part of a web dev series from Microsoft. Thank you for supporting the partners who make SitePoint possible.</i><p>ECMAScript6 or ES6 is the …

Google is reorganizing under a new umbrella company called Alphabet

Google as we know it will no longer exist. The company is reorganizing under a new umbrella structure called Alphabet, helmed by Google co-founders Larry Page as CEO and Sergey Brin as President.<p>The new holding company will include all of Google’s current properties, with the largest of course …

Facebook is making a solar-powered drone to deliver the internet with lasers

It might be hard to believe, but there are still 4 billion people around the world who don't have access to internet, according to Facebook.<p>This is how Aquila is being built and how it will bring internet to the remotest of regions.

Internet