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Scientist's new rewriteable 'paper' is actually made of glass or plastic

If you ask us, the idea of rewritable paper seems pretty redundant no matter how high-tech it is. Apparently that didn't cross the mind of scientists at the University of California, Riverside. See, that's where Yadong Yin and his colleagues are using special color-switching dyes (called "redox") …

NASA Mars Curiosity Rover Report -- June 7, 2013

Solving a 3.5 Billion-Year-Old Mystery

Scientists may not know for certain whether life exists in outer space, but new research from a team of scientists led by a University of South …

10 Years & Top 10 Discoveries from Marvelous Mars Express

This week marks the 10th anniversary since the launch of the European Space Agencies’ (ESA) Mars Express orbiter from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in …

Opportunity rover finds traces left by 'water you can drink' on ancient Mars

Nearly 10 years after its launch, NASA's Opportunity rover has found its first evidence that Mars once had non-acidic water — the kind of water that could easily sustain the life we typically see on Earth.<p>"This is water that you can drink," Cornell astronomer Steve Squyres, principal investigator …

Mars discovery: Rock reveals science of planet’s watery past

A rock analyzed by the rover Opportunity has signs of clay-mineral composition, hinting at abundant fresh water – perhaps a habitable environment – …

Astrophotographer Adam Schmid sent in this photo of the Milky Way with the International Space Station passing by, taken at Navajo Point in the Grand Canyon, Arizona, May 19, 2013. See more amazing night sky reader photos: http://oak.ctx.ly/r/60ui

Did Comet Impacts Spur Life on Earth?

The impact of comets crashing into Earth's surface may have provided the energy to create simple molecules that formed the precursors to life, a new …

The James Webb Space Telescope: The Largest Telescope Ever Launched