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How Close to the Big Bang Can We See?

Astronomers frequently break the record for the oldest galaxy ever spotted. But how close to the beginning of the universe can they really get?<p><b>As astronomical records go, one is in</b> constant jeopardy: Last week, headlines trumpeted yet another galaxy as the most distant—and therefore oldest—ever …

Universe

A Brief History of Life on Mars

David Bowie is far from the only person to wonder about life on Mars. From microbes to Martians, we examine the topic with all due gravity.<p>David Bowie is far from the only person to wonder about life on Mars. From microbes to Martians, we examine the topic with all due gravity.

David Bowie

10 Amazing Things Kids Have Said About Past Lives

Many children seem wise beyond their years or like “old souls,” but some have said things that truly seem to hearken back to previous lives.<p>Parents …

10 Unanswered Science Mysteries

I Have Detected a Ghost with Science

This being the time of year for ghosts, I decided to install a piece of software designed to detect when spirits may be, unbeknownst to me, spying on my Internet habits. I'm not sure who would be interested, exactly - personally I can't think of anything worse than watching over someone's shoulder …

Big Pic: An Overactive Russian Volcano Covers Kamchatka In Ash

In Russia's Far East, one of the world's most active volcanoes creates a striking scene.<p>Russia's Klyuchevskaya volcano, one of the most active in the world, has been erupting since mid-August. Last month, it became even more intense, spewing ash from its summit (16,000 feet above sea level) in a …

August 2013

Tour One of Iceland's Incredible Geothermal Plants

The Svartsengi geothermal power plant produces 75 Mw of energy, provides thousands of homes with hot water, and created a hot lagoon that became a tourist attraction.<p>The Svartsengi geothermal power plant produces 75 Mw of energy, provides thousands of homes with hot water, and created a hot lagoon …

Hydroelectric Power