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Lithium Air Battery Breakthrough Could Lead To Replacement Of Lithium Ion Batteries

Lithium ion batteries have been around for nearly a quarter-century, finding their way from laptops to electric cars. But British scientists say the …

There's a hidden message on this family portrait that an Apollo astronaut left on the moon

On April 20, 1972, Apollo 16 astronaut Charles Duke took his first steps on the moon. He was 36 at the time and is the youngest human in history to ever walk on the lunar surface.<p>But that's not the only achievement of Duke's that lives on in American history.<p><i>"This is the family of astronaut Charlie</i> …

Space Science

Have We Detected Megastructures Built By Aliens Around A Distant Star?

Or just a cloud of comets? Scientists want to investigate further<p>The Kepler space telescope's job is to find faraway planets that could potentially support life. But as <i>The Atlantic</i> reports, scientists are exploring the possibility that the telescope may have detected something even more …

Universe

Mother of Saudi man sentenced to crucifixion begs Obama to intervene

US president urged to rescue Ali Mohammed al-Nimr, sentenced to be beheaded and crucified for allegedly attending anti-government protests<p>The mother of a Saudi protester sentenced to death by beheading and crucifixion has begged Barack Obama to intervene to save her son’s life.<p>In her first …

Middle East

Jaw-dropping images give us a first glimpse of Mars' liquid water

For years, a team of NASA scientists had pondered over the enigmatic dark streaks lining the inner and outer faces of craters on the Martian surface, shown below.<p>But no longer.<p>NASA announced the answer to the conundrum Monday: The streaks are evidence of flowing water.<p>Most mysterious about these …

Saltwater

15 Most Mind Blowing Photos You Will Not Believe Are Real

Sometimes we take photography for granted. With every device we have now sporting a camera, snapping photos or selfies on-the-fly is as common as …

Seven Emerging Technologies That Will Change the World Forever

When someone asks me what I do, and I tell them that I’m a futurist, the first thing they ask “what is a futurist?” The short answer that I give is …

Google Glass

A neuroscience researcher reveals 4 rituals that will make you happier

Actually, don't trust me either. Trust neuroscientists. They study that gray blob in your head all day and have learned a lot about what truly will make you happy.<p>UCLA neuroscience researcher Alex Korb has some insights that can create an upward spiral of happiness in your life.<p>Here's what you and …

Self-improvement

Nasa to reveal major Mars finding, prompting water speculation

US space agency has promised a solved mystery, and invited guest who discovered possible signs of water while a student<p>Water on the red planet: Nasa reveals major discovery – in pictures<p>Nasa is to reveal a “major science finding” from its Mars exploration mission, giving rise to rumours that the US …

Mars

The Immortal Brain: Would You Go For It?

Last Saturday, two-time Pulitzer prize winner Amy Harmon published a fascinating article in <i>The</i> <i>New York Times</i> about a young dying woman who chose to have her brain preserved in case neuroscience could one day restore her mind back to life.<p>Harmon accompanied her article with another one, on what it …

Physics

Here's what it would look like to fly by Earth at the speed NASA flew by Pluto

The probe demonstrated an incredible feat of human ingenuity and engineering. Not only was it tricked out with an impressive suite of scientific instruments, but to complete its 4.6-billion-mile journey in less than 10 years, it needed to travel mind-bendingly fast.<p>As it neared Pluto, New Horizons …

Military Aircraft

We Can Edit Genomes, Create Synthetic Life, and Remake the World. But Should We?

A report from DARPA's Wait, What? conference<p>ST. LOUIS — Four years ago, scientists in the Netherlands and the U.S. very carefully created a potentially devastating disease. They made a few mutations to a virulent strain of bird flu that induced it to become airborne and infect mammals, giving …

15th century