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The Mirror Universe Clue Every 'Star Trek: Discovery' Fan Missed

<i>Star Trek: Discovery</i>'s jump to the Mirror Universe might have taken fans by surprise, but it looks like the evidence was hiding in plain sight.<p>The …

When NASA Launched Stardust, They Had No Way To Retrieve Its Samples

This space probe has a dirty little secret.<p>On August 14, researchers from University California, Berkeley, announced an amazing discovery from NASA’s Stardust probe: During its deep space voyage, the ship had captured seven tiny pieces of interstellar rocks, making them the first confirmed samples …

Space

Welcome To Mars. Here's Where You'll Be Staying

In a fun competition to design a 3-D-printed Martian habitat, three designs are finalists.<p>NASA has plans to put humans on Mars in the 2030s or 2040s, and the private company Mars One is already interviewing applicants to for its one-way trip to the Red Planet. But a couple of crucial questions …

Habitats

New Painkiller Soothes The Nerves That Sense Hot Chile Peppers

The same receptors also detect pain from heat, strong acids, and inflammation. Is that why habaneros taste like burning?<p>It's a chemical compound so new, it doesn't have a name.<b>*</b> In a paper, its creators call it either V116517 or Compound 37. (Like Chanel's No. 5 perfume! Except a drug.)<p>Compound 37 …

Alternative Medicine

Scio Pocket Molecular Scanner Is a Google-like Device for Physical Objects

A couple weeks ago I had a fascinating video call with a gentleman named Dror Sharon, the CEO of a company called Consumer Physics. He showed me a …

Atoms