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A new theory about the mysterious inner workings of black holes will be detailed during a webcast today by the Kavli Foundation, starting at 3pm EDT (1900 GMT). http://oak.ctx.ly/r/d3k4 Theoretical physicists Raphael Bousso, Juan Maldacena, Joseph Polchinski and Leonard Susskind will take part in the event, and you can use the hashtag #KavliLive to submit questions on Twitter.

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The Week In Numbers: The Most Expensive Experiment Ever, 700,000-Year-Old DNA, And More

<b>233 degrees Fahrenheit</b>: the temperature at which NASA sterilized the Viking landers before they went to Mars (turns out that was probably unnecessary—if Earth microorganisms could survive on Mars, they're probably already living there…)<p><b>€13 billion to €16 billion</b>: the cost of the International …

Shuttle Atlantis Lands For Good At Kennedy Space Center

Visitors to the new Atlantis exhibit at the Kennedy Space Center walk into the building under a big orange external fuel tank like the one the shuttle rode into space.<p>The tank's a replica — but the shuttle inside is the real deal.<p>People who worked on the shuttle program, like retired technician Tom …

My own genome project

In the almost year-long lead-up to having my whole genome sequenced, I have no fears about it. Or at least just a couple of tiny wobbles that I …

NASA's Mars rover Opportunity has discovered another water-weathered rock hinting that the Red Planet could have supported life in its ancient past, NASA officials said. http://bit.ly/13LPmeW

Mars is no place for children, says Bas Lansdorp, co-founder and CEO of the Netherlands-based nonprofit Mars One, which aims to land four astronauts on the Red Planet in 2023. http://bit.ly/Zg2Jbq Doctors have said they don't know if humans can even get pregnant and give birth in the lesser gravity of Mars (which is 38 percent that of Earth), or how fetuses and babies would fare to the higher radiation levels.

Astrophotographer BG Boyd sent in this wonderful photo of a 29% waxing crescent moon, taken on May 15, 2013, in Tucson, Arizona. See more amazing reader photos: http://bit.ly/1252ktS And, be sure to check out all the great images in our May Full Moon Fan Photo app: http://bit.ly/1252GRv

Astrophotographer Tamas Ladanyi (http://www.astrophoto.hu/Aktualis) of The World at Night captured the Milky Way glowing over Killer Lake in the Bakony Mountains of Hungary. http://bit.ly/11p8v4v

Manned Mars Missions Will Need Superfast New Propulsion Systems to Beat Radiation Threat

To keep astronauts safe and healthy during future missions to Mars, superfast new propulsion technologies will likely be necessary, experts …

NASA is ready to award $1.5 million in prizes next week for robotic rovers that can skillfully navigate mock alien terrain and collect samples all by themselves. http://bit.ly/15kI8BT Eleven teams are set to participate in the agency's 2013 Sample Return Robot Challenge, which takes place from June 5 to 7 at the Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) in Worcester, Mass.