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Anybody wondering what Earth was like 4 billion years ago should cast an eye toward Jupiter's hypervolcanic moon Io, a new study suggests. http://oak.ctx.ly/r/d5yw This global view of Jupiter's moon, Io, was obtained during the tenth orbit of Jupiter by NASA's Galileo spacecraft on 19 September 1997 at a range of more than 500,000 km (310,000 miles). Colors are enhanced.

Newly Found Asteroid To Fly Between Earth and Moon | Orbit Animation

What will life on Mars look like when the first settlers arrive? Saturday, Aug. 31, marked the end of the Mars One application period for future astronauts hoping to catch a ride on a rocket to Mars, and in this op-ed, science fiction writer, Doug Turnbull, envisions what life might be like as a settler on Mars 35 years from now. http://oak.ctx.ly/r/cae4 Here, a concept of a mid-century Mars station by artist Dheeraj Verma.

Spaceships Are Cool: We Were Here

Forget beaming radio signals into the void and don't bother inscribing a message to space on your interplanetary probes. If you really want to …

Dollhouse's Memory Science Mixes Fact with Fiction

Memory erasure might seem like pure sci-fi, but it's actually on the cutting edge of science. PM's Digital Hollywood speaks with three memory experts to separate what's fact from what's fiction on Fox's new show, Dollhouse, premiering tonight at 9 pm.<p><b>Imagine a clandestine</b> organization whose members …

Dollhouses

Extremely Detailed Close-Ups of Van Gogh’s Masterpieces

The Google Art Project is a collaboration with museums large and small, classic and modern, world-renowned and community-based from over 40 …

London has way too many bees, and they’re hungry

London is killing bees with kindness.<p>As honey bee populations have crashed in Europe and the US in recent years, Londoners have taken to raising bees in their backyards with all the enthusiasm of Californians saving the whales in the 1970s. Over the past five years, the number of urban beehives in …

Nasa takes a fresh look at in-flight food for Mars astronauts

Astronauts preparing for the first manned mission to Mars will no longer have to make do with a steady diet of freeze-dried ice cream and may attempt …

Food

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Finally! A Breaking Bad Lego Set That You Can Actually Buy!

They said it couldn't be done. Well, it happened. Sorta. For the rock bottom price of $250 this custom-made <i>Breaking Bad</i> Lego set could be yours! The …

Lego

California billionaire unveils futuristic 'Hyperloop' transport | Reuters

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - California billionaire Elon Musk took the wraps off his vision of a futuristic “Hyperloop” transport system on Monday, proposing to build a solar-powered network of crash-proof capsules that would whisk people from San Francisco to Los Angeles in half an hour.<p>In a blog …

Breaking Bad: Star Trek Pie Eating Story Animated Version

The sixth and final season premiere of Breaking Bad aired on AMC last night, and it offered up a little something for Star Trek fans. In the "Blood …

The Bourne Hypocrisy: Matt Damon’s Peculiar School Choice

The hypocrisy issue is well-trod ground in education. Activists putting themselves forward as public school champions while shipping their own …

Mars One project: More than 100,000 sign up for one-way ticket to Red Planet

It’s not certain if it’s a mark of how miserable people are feeling about life on terra firma, or an indication of just how far people are prepared …

Mars

Creator of xkcd Reveals Secret Backstory of His Epic 3,099-Panel Comic

Author: Laura Hudson. Laura Hudson Culture<p>Date of Publication: 08.02.13.<p>Time of Publication: 6:30 am. 6:30 am<p>When <i>xkcd</i> creator Randall Munroe first …

Xkcd “Time”: The astronomy of the epic comic.

If you read my blog (and I enjoy self-evident statements like that) then you either already know about Randall Munroe’s amazing Web comic <i>xkcd</i> (and …

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Publishers say e-book restrictions would hurt them more than Apple

Five book publishers have objected to restrictions that would be placed on Apple's business after it was found guilty last month of conspiring to fix …

eBooks

Mattel's Astronaut Barbie Becomes a Mars Explorer with NASA Help

A new collaboration between NASA and Mattel, the largest toy company in the world, is turning the Red Planet a tad more pink.<p>"Mars Explorer Barbie," …

Space Science

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LG G2 review

With the G2, LG is stepping up to the plate. This is a powerful phone with a myriad of simple, but useful new features. Audiophiles and spec junkies …

Would You Kill Baby Hitler (And Other Psychopathic Musings)?

Why do cold-hearted psychopaths make good surgeons and world leaders?<p>According to Kevin Dutton, author of <i>The Wisdom of Psychopaths: What Saints,</i> …

Manned Mars Missions: How Will Astronauts Get Along?

Scientists aim to equip manned crews to Mars with innovative devices that keep track of social interactions and provide instant feedback when …

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Watch Live Tonight! Slooh's Full Flower Moon Webcast Starts @ 7 pm ET

Visit Slooh.com to learn to explore space.<p>The online observatory Slooh.com will host a <b>free live webcast tonight (May 29)</b> to showcase the Full Flower …

Astronomy

Latest Solar Mission Launched on NASA TV

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