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Scientists Stored These Images in DNA—Then Flawlessly Retrieved Them

Who needs memory cards when you have DNA? A team of scientists has been able to store images within the life-defining molecules then retrieve them …

The "R" in RNA can easily be made in space, and that has implications for life beyond Earth

New research suggests that the sugar ribose -- the "R" in RNA -- is probably found in comets and asteroids that zip through the solar system and may be more abundant throughout the universe than was previously thought.<p>The finding has implications not just for the study of the origins of life on …

Astronomy

More than cargo riding on SpaceX launch

Elon Musk’s SpaceX will attempt to launch a resupply mission to the International Space Station on Friday. It follows hard on the heels of the Cygnus resupply mission a fortnight ago, conducted by another commercial company, Orbital ATK Inc.<p>Nasa retired the Space Shuttle in 2011. Since then, it has …

Space Travel

Supernova exploding in space sprinkled the Earth with stardust, scientists say

The Earth is scattered with shrapnel from one of the universe’s most spectacular explosions, scientists have said.<p>The blast of a supernova millions …

The Top-Rated Wireless Routers On Amazon Under $50

<i>By: Joe McGauley</i><p><i>Credit: Shutterstock</i><p>Wireless routers can be fickle little brats, and require a reset every so often to keep that sweet, sweet Wi-Fi running smoothly. Occasionally, though, they can't take the heat of your incessant Netflix binges and need to be replaced altogether. If you're ready …

Zen and the art of getting things done

<b>(CNN) —</b> The new hot trend in Silicon Valley office culture is a Buddh-ish encouragement of workplace mindfulness. Guided meditation is the new free cafeteria meals.<p>But David Allen, the author of the international bestselling productivity bible, Getting Things Done, has been teaching people how to …

Meditation

What Happens When You Fart In Space?

British astronaut Tim Peake's latest video has answered one very important question we have about missions - how do you go to the loo in space?<p>The …

This is how you play ping-pong with water in space

After 300 days of floating around the International Space Station, you, too, would probably be looking for new things to do. And NASA astronaut Scott Kelly, whose year in space ends soon, has found just the thing to entertain himself while also educating those of us back on planet Earth: space …

Space Science

SpaceX successfully tests 'hovering' Dragon 2 spacecraft

SpaceX has published a video showing a test firing of the thrusters on the Dragon 2 crew capsule, built to take up to up seven astronauts to the …

How did we miss Planet 9? — Bob McDonald

New planet is dim and takes 12,000-20,000 years to orbit sun, so seeing it is like finding needle in haystack<p>While scientists are excited about the …

Five planets align: how to see this spectacular celestial show

Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn are visible together in the night sky for the first time since 2005<p>Keen astronomers still have time to see five planets in the night sky, in a rare alignment which has not happened for more than a decade.<p>For the first time since 2005, Mercury, Venus, Mars, …

Astronomy

120-Year-Old Photos of Space Were Just Discovered in a Basement

They're being used to show how space has changed in the last century.<p>A retired Danish astronomer recently stumbled upon a treasure trove of astronomical observations from the late 19th Century. The oldest images, taken from the Østervold Observatory telescope when it was first built in 1895, are …

Astronomy

SpaceX will attempt a potentially historic rocket landing like never before this weekend

This weekend, SpaceX will attempt a rocket landing unlike anything they've tried before. Elon Musk, who is the company's founder and CEO, just tweeted the exciting news earlier this morning:<p>What makes this potential landing so exciting is that it will be the first time SpaceX will try to retrieve a …

A NASA spacecraft captured a day in the life of Pluto and its largest moon

Experience a day in the life of a dwarf planet and its largest moon.<p>Two new images of Pluto and its biggest moon Charon show the two worlds through …

Scientists Say We Could Build a Space Elevator Using Microscopic Diamond Chains

Diamond nanothreads are an “ideal material” for the cable needed to ferry cargo between Earth and the Moon or Mars.<p>Imagine if you could unspool a diamond like a ball of yarn, pulling out microscopic threads of the hardest substances on Earth and 20,000 times thinner than a strand of hair. As it …

Facebook Is Fixing the Worst Part of Breaking Up With Someone

When a relationship falls apart, you generally want nothing to do with your former partner. No contact, no updates, nada. But social media makes it …

The Dyson Sphere -- Not Just Science Fiction

A few years ago I wrote on The Huffington Post about author Raoul Peter Mongilardi's <i>Next To The Gods</i>, a complex, world-building four book series of science fiction. In it, the Aurocerians, an alien race of beings have created a Dyson Sphere, an impenetrable constructed barrier encompassing an …

A giant 'spooky' space rock is flying close to Earth on Halloween, but that's not the most disturbing part

And you won't want to miss this Halloween's rare sight!<p>On Saturday at 1:05 pm ET, an asteroid that could be up to 2.5 times taller than Trump World Tower in New York City will zip past Earth at a blazing speed of 78,000 miles per hour.<p>Upon its closest approach to Earth, the space rock — dubbed …

What the Modern Presence of Water on Mars Means

Mars may be the solar system’s most tragic planet. It once had a dense atmosphere; it once fairly sloshed with water; just one of its oceans may have …

NASA's LADEE confirms the moon's atmosphere has neon

NASA's LADEE ran out of fuel and crashed into the lunar surface in 2014, but not before it collected the data needed to answer some decades-old questions about the moon. One of those is confirming that our natural satellite's atmosphere contains neon -- the same gas used to light up signs in Vegas. …

Photos: Incredible images of the red planet from India’s Mars mission

India’s Mangalyaan—the world’s cheapest Mars mission—has sent back some stunning images of the red planet’s surface.<p>On July 19, the mission snapped images of Ophir Chasma, a massive canyon that is some 317 kilometres long and 62 metres wide. It is part of the Valles Marineris, a system of canyons …

Mars Mission

The 10 most dangerous foods people still put in their bodies

Strange but true: Eating raw cashew nuts in large amounts can be fatal<p>Many of us take pride in experimenting with adventurous new foods, especially when we travel abroad. But, as tempting as these mysterious delicacies can often appear, some of them can make us violently ill or even worse can be …

Samsung Galaxy Note 5 leaked images show front, software and stylus release method

The Samsung Galaxy Note 5 is all the hype right now. We have plenty of information on the new phone already, which we have compiled and shared with you on our rumor roundup, but the rumor mill is not stopping. Today’s new trio of leaked images show us a bit more of the over-sized smartphone, …

Phones

Making contact with alien worlds could make us care more about our own

Stephen Hawking launches $100m search for alien life beyond solar system<p>Read more<p>The scientific search for extraterrestrial civilisations has languished for more than a decade, as the hunt for habitable planets and simpler forms of life has thrived. Nasa’s stunningly successful Kepler mission has …

Brainwaves

Researchers have found a new texting vulnerability in Android

This morning, researchers at Zimperium Mobile Security announced a new vulnerability in Android, targeting the multimedia messaging system. Dubbed "Stagefright," the vulnerability affects roughly 950 million Android devices worldwide, according to researcher estimates, although the most vulnerable …

Information Security