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The Dark Time Travel Paradox At The Heart Of Back To The Future

Time travel, as presented to us by <i>Back To The Future,</i> is basically a good deal: You get a hoverboard! You get to teach a gang of '50s teenagers how …

Watch The First Flight Of The Capsule That Could Take Us To Mars

NASA will attempt to launch the unmanned capsule again on Friday morning<p><b>Update 9:35 a.m.</b> And just like that, the launch has been scrubbed for today. NASA will try again in 24 hours. That's the way rocket science goes sometimes. Check PopSci.com tomorrow for live coverage of the next launch</b> …

'Eye of Sauron' Opens Galactic Vistas to Astronomers

Gigantic black holes provide a new cosmic yardstick for charting far-off stars.<p>Monster black holes lurking within the core of galaxies offer a new way to measure how far many objects in the universe are from Earth, astronomers report on Wednesday—and with much better accuracy than ever before.<p>The …

30 Hostess Gifts That Are Better Than Wine

Say thanks to friends and family with a thoughtful gift from beyond the liquor aisle.<p>Rule number one for being the best house guest possible: Never show up empty handed. Gift unexpected coffee table books on topics that range from surfing to fine dining; be the world's greatest friend with an …

NASA Wants To Launch Tiny Moon Satellites On Its Next-Generation Rocket

As the space community counts down the days to the long-awaited Dec. 4 uncrewed launch of the Orion spacecraft — that vehicle that is supposed to …

Pro Skier Sierra Quitiquit's Patagonia Hideaway

I was 15 when I lost my oldest brother to a car accident; by the time I turned 18, the sadness became overwhelming. The only sure place I knew to find happiness was with skis on my feet, so I ditched the states and started ski bumming around South America. This is when I first stumbled into Refugio …

Top 10 Things You Must Do in Amsterdam

You know how you have that long list of the top places you want to travel? Well, Amsterdam was never on my list and now I'm kicking myself wondering why it wasn't! I still haven't figured out why, but I sure am glad our paths crossed because I am now in love with it. Love may not be strong enough …

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The strange world of computer-generated novels

Welcome to National Novel Generation Month, where the algorithm is the author<p>It’s November and aspiring writers are plugging away at their novels for National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo, an annual event that encourages people to churn out a 50,000-word book on deadline. But a hundred or so …

NASA Reveals Its Most Amazing View of Jupiter's Moon Europa

A reprocessed picture shows off the amazing colors of Europa, a mysterious ice-covered moon of Jupiter, as they have never been seen before.<p>The original observations were collected by the Galileo spacecraft, which explored Jupiter and its moons from orbit in the 1990s. NASA officials reprocessed …

Artist Spends Over a Decade Carving Out Elaborate Caverns By Hand

Artist Ra Paulette has hand-carved elaborate and awe-inspiring caves deep into the rock faces of New Mexico for more than a decade. Making a daily trek into the sandstone mesas of New Mexico, Paulette crafts these magnificent caverns completely on his own with only simple hand tools. To adorn the …

15 Kids Who Are Already Pro Fashion Bloggers

The most stylish kids to follow on Instagram.<p>These mini fashion bloggers may not always be dressing themselves, but they know exactly how to work their looks. From sibling duos to Gucci-clad tots, here are 15 insanely fashionable kids (yes, even adults will want to copy their outfits) to follow on …

15 creative parents who raised the bar in 2014

Some parents go above and beyond posting cute pictures of their kids on Facebook.<p>Whether they're bringing new life into the world or just bringing …

NASA worker claims to have seen humans walking on Mars in 1979

A woman who claims to be a former NASA employee claims to have seen evidence of the most monumental cover-up in space history in 1979 – as she saw …

'Human Skull Found in Mars' Hoax: Is it Alien Bones, UFO, or Just Another Rock? [VIDEO] - IBTimes India

A NASA photograph of what looks like a human skull lying on the surface of Mars could be alien bones or a UFO. Or is the story just another hoax?<p>A …