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NASA is looking for alien life on Europa

“Is there life on Mars?” Perhaps the question is a bit dated. While the past existence of Martian life seems increasingly likely, scientists look …

After The Sun Incinerates Earth, Life Could Evolve On Titan

In about 4 billion years, our sun will become a red giant star, engulfing the inner planets and basking the outer planets in its ebbing heat. When …

Moon

Amazon Game Studios' 'Tales From Deep Space' Blasts Off Towards A Fire Device Near You

Amazon is branching off into all sorts of media. Not content to provide you solely with digital books (through text or audio), magazines, TV shows, …

Chance to bury your DNA on the moon in a time capsule

Video: How DNA and data could be stored on the moon<p>It’s like something out of <i>2001: A Space Odyssey</i>. An artefact buried in the lunar surface …

Kickstarter is going to the Moon in a new crowdfunded space mission

There's a new mission to the moon that's just getting off the ground in Britain, but it has a twist: You pay for it.<p>The British scientists behind the venture, called Lunar Mission One, want to raise a million dollars to send a robotic probe to the lunar South Pole, and they're relying on …

The 5 Most Incredible Interstellar Shots From Interstellar

Among the greatest qualities that <i>Interstellar</i> possesses is the beautiful cinematography provided by director Christopher Nolan and cinematographer …

'Interstellar' makes the case for humanity's return to space

<i>Interstellar</i> achieves a rare feat for a blockbuster. Like the best science fiction, it manages to tell a distinctly human story while also holding up a mirror to our societal ills. But it's also a film that isn't afraid to explore real science -- the plot largely hinges on its space-time dynamic, …

Neil deGrasse Tyson Breaks Down ‘Interstellar’: Black Holes, Time Dilations, and Massive Waves

The acclaimed astrophysicist, host of The Cosmos, and director of the Hayden Planetarium discusses what Christopher Nolan’s film got right and wrong. …

Science Behind Interstellar Explained | Chegg Play

If you’ve recently been to the movie theaters to see Christopher Nolan’s latest film <b>Interstellar</b>, you may have left the movie like “OMG,” but …

India Will be Ready to Launch Manned Space Mission in a Few Years

<b>New Delhi:</b> A manned Indian mission to space could take place a few years, given the progress that the Indian Space Research Organisation has made in …

The very best of the #WeCanLandOnACometButWeCant hashtag

<b>This week we made history when a robotic spacecraft landed on a comet.</b><p>As news broke European Space Agency flight director Andrea Accomazzo said: ‘We …

Space: The final frontier in silicon chemistry

Related images<br>(click to enlarge)<p>Silicon, which is one of the most common elements in Earth's crust, is also sprinkled abundantly throughout …

What's wrong with the science of "Interstellar"?

Orion spacecraft arrives at NASA Kennedy, “First step on journey to Mars”

NASA's first space-bound Orion capsule is seen in silhouette, set against the pad lights at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Space Launch Complex 37B …

How 2010: The Year We Make Contact Nails the Drama of Space Exploration

All this landing on comets business has got me thinking about the next chapter of space exploration in a totally new way. You can have your …

Science Graphic of the Week: Magnetic Stars and Planets

The most basic factor that determines whether life can exist on a planet is its distance to its star. Too close and the planet becomes a scorching …

‘Rosetta mission could unlock key to alien life,’ says lead Philae lander scientist

The Rosetta mission’s historic landing of a robotic spacecraft on a comet has brought to a head one of humankind’s timeless questions: are we alone …

Itchcraft by Simon Mayo | review | @GrrlScientist

Our teen-aged hero, Itch, is back. This, the third book in a mystery-thriller trilogy, follows Itch’s continuing adventures as he and his friends try to outwit criminal masterminds who are desperately seeking radioactive chemical element 126 -- an element that still lurks out there. Somewhere.<p>Even …

IBM's Watson Will Give You Health Advice Based On Your DNA

Two companies are teaming up to make a super-personalized health app.<p>Maybe you have a fitness tracker. Maybe you've gotten your genome sequenced before. Probably your medical records are kept in electronic, instead of paper, form. Now some companies are seeking to combine all those things and more …

Digital Health

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

GQ Recommends<p>All of our favorite pairs from the best brands in the business that you can buy right now.<p>40 Photos1 day agoView More<p>What to Watch on …

The 10 Most Important Things In The World Right Now

<b>1.</b> The World Health Organization issued promising news about the state of Ebola, noting that the epidemic in Liberia may be slowing down.<p><b>2.</b> A mudslide set off by monsoon rains may have killed in hundreds in Sri Lanka.<p><b>3.</b> NATO said on Wednesday afternoon that it had intercepted an unusually high …

Red Cross

The Evolutionary Epic: Crash Course Big History #5

Cosmic Journeys - Interstellar Flight

4 New Technologies That Will Carry The Weight Of War

Soldiers today lug about 55 percent of their body weight into combat, but these tools could ease the burden.<p>Shortly after iron swords and spearheads became common, soldiers in sixth-century Greece ran into a problem. Infantrymen carted around breastplates, helmets, bronze-lined wooden shields, and …

Military

40-Year-Old Russian Engine at Heart of Rocket Investigation

Refurbished Soviet rocket engines involved in the accident will draw the attention of investigators.<p>The fiery destruction of an Antares rocket left behind a launch pad covered in debris and questions about the rocket's use of refurbished Soviet-era engines.<p>Investigators combed through the wreckage …

Newfound South American Predator Snacked on Little Dinosaurs

A puma-sized predatory dinosaur that may have snacked on its smaller cousins while stomping about an ancient rift valley dotted with erupting …

The animal that regrows its head

Could a sea creature with unusual regenerative powers show humans how to do the same? Tracey Logan reports.<p>In a windowless lab at the University of Galway in Ireland, there’s a fish tank containing an extraordinary creature. Perched on blue cocktail sticks like lollipops, rows of seashells are …

35,000 year-old Indonesian cave paintings suggest art came out of Africa

Paintings of wild animals and hand markings left by adults and children on cave walls in Indonesia are at least 35,000 years old, making them some of the oldest artworks known.<p>The rock art was originally discovered in caves on the island of Sulawesi in the 1950s, but dismissed as younger than …

The Big Future: Can we bring animals back from extinction?

What if extinction isn't the end? What if we could take animals from the past — mammoths, goats, anything that's gone extinct — and bring them back to life in the present day? There's a new movement afoot among scientists that thinks we could do it, thanks to new breakthroughs in DNA sequencing. Of …