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Meet the Nepalese-American death metal guitarist who just found water on Mars

If it were up to Lujendra "Luju" Ojha, he might be killing it on guitar in his old death metal band today. Instead, he was in France for a fellowship when he called in to a much-hyped NASA press conference to share his historic finding of flowing liquid salt water on Mars.<p>If you get Ojha's voice …

Woman burned as a baby tracks down nurse who cared for her

A woman who suffered severe burns as an infant is finally getting a chance to thank the hospital nurse who cared for her, thanks to a social media posting that revealed the identity of the nurse in 38-year-old photos.<p>Amanda Scarpinati says she has always treasured photos of her as a baby in a young …

Scientists Discover 'Glowing' Sea Turtle

Researchers are still trying to determine what purpose the neon colors serve.<p>Marine biologist David Gruber didn’t plan to find a glowing sea turtle, but he’s glad he did.<p>The associate professor of biology at City University of New York was diving in the Solomon Islands in July doing research on …

Tall vs short: Which is it better to be?

Is bigger better, or do the best things really come in small packages?<p>Your height is a simple biological fact that you can do little to change, yet it may be influencing your destiny in ways you didn’t realise. BBC Future combed through the evidence to size up its impact on everything from your …

Having a Soda With the 14-Year-Old Indian Girl Who Conquered Everest

Meeting up with <b>Poorna Malavath</b>, the youngest girl ever to summit Mt. Everest, is not easy. Malavath, who became a minor celebrity in India after the successful climb, in May 2014, just a month or so shy of her 14th birthday, is in town for some meetings related to the United Nations’ Sustainable …

The 9 most important things from Google's Nexus event

A new Chromecast, still $35<p>The Chromecast, a little stick that lets users stream just about anything to a TV, has gotten an update. The new Chromecast 2 supports 5GHz Wi-Fi, making it significantly faster. Three different antennas, as opposed to the original Chromecast's one, are optimized for …

Hillary Clinton opens up to Lena Dunham: “I’m a feminist, and I say it whenever I’m asked”

<b>(LennyLetter.com)</b><p>Sandra Bland, campus sexual assault and feminism are all tackled in this wide-ranging interview<p>Sophia Tesfaye<p>September 29, 2015 2:47pm (UTC)<p>Described as a "a snark-free place for feminists to get information: on how to vote, eat, dress, f---, and live better," the online newsletter …

From dirt poor to billionaire — the incredible rags-to-riches story of fashion legend Ralph Lauren

On Tuesday, the fashion legend announced he would step down as CEO from his iconic brand Polo Ralph Lauren.<p>He will stay with the company as its executive chairman and chief creative officer.<p>Lauren has an estimated net worth of $6 billion.<p>Long before he became a fashion icon, he was Ralph Lipschitz, …

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What Edward Snowden On Twitter Could Mean For The Presidential Race

Twitter's newest high-profile user just might push the issue of domestic surveillance back into the presidential campaign's conversation.<p>Edward Snowden sent his first-ever tweet at noon on Tuesday, asking, "Can you hear me now?"<p>One Republican candidate clearly did. Within the hour, former New York …