Jake Wiesler

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Nasa images capture growth of Antarctic sea ice

This is attributed to a strong El Nino event causing the surface waters of the equatorial Pacific ocean to warm, affecting sea levels and …

George RR Martin: our long obsession with Mars

The author behind Game of Thrones spent his childhood reading stories about Mars and hoping to write one himself. As new discoveries on the red planet capture the world’s attention, he surveys a rich Martian literature<p>Once upon a time there was a planet called Mars, a world of red sands, canals and …

Books

A British lord created a device that runs on free electricity from the air

The internet of things—millions of connected sensors, beacons, and wearables analyzing and mapping microscopic bits of data to make our lives better—is widely assumed to be the next big trend in digital technology. But however small a sensor may be, it still requires some energy to function—and, …

Internet of Things

NASA just released this incredible video of what it was like to fly over Pluto for the first time

Earlier this year, NASA made history by sending the first unmanned spacecraft to one of the farthest worlds in our solar system: Pluto.<p>Now, the agency has released this incredible video, made from real images of the spacecraft's journey, where you can experience what it would have been like to fly …

Amazing

Life Might Spread Across Universe Like an 'Epidemic' in New Math Theory

As astronomers get closer to finding potential signatures of life on faraway planets, a new mathematical description shows how to understand life's …

Universe

Politics, Business, Technology, and the Arts

Cover StoryTrump Is Testing America’s Strength Jamelle Bouie The president will try to assure us that the “state of the union is strong”—but he’s …

Sean Hannity

NASA Has Discovered a Planet Similar to Earth

Could this be our first step towards a real life ‘Interstellar?’<p>NASA scientists have just found a planet most similar to Earth. Dubbed Keplar-452b, the planet is 1,400 lightyears away from Earth, and like us, shares a strikingly similar orbit to its own unique star, completing a full cycle in 385 …

Universe

This Is How Incredible Mario Might Look on Nintendo’s Next-Gen Console

In the past, we’ve featured a few of the most astounding Unreal Engine 4 creations we could find here on BGR, but this frighteningly realistic …

Unreal Engine

What Silicon Valley Can Learn From Seoul

Why Google and Apple made their own programming languages

At its Worldwide Developer Conference next week, Apple is going to share a success story that a lot of people don't know about.<p>Almost exactly one …

Fear of An AI Planet: What ‘Age of Ultron’ and ‘Ex Machina’ Get Wrong About Our Robot Overlords

The new films Avengers: Age of Ultron and Ex Machina both reflect our Elon Musk-approved fears of artificial intelligence. But perhaps a little AI in …

Singularity

Americans struggle to sock away retirement savings

Retirement planning is complicated for Americans of all age groups. In their early lives, many workers put off saving because they think retirement is eons away … then, in their 40s and 50s, these folks panic and race to catch up.<p>According to a 2014 survey from the Employee Benefit Research …

NASA's Curiosity Rover Views Serene Sundown on Mars

The sun dips to a Martian horizon in a blue-tinged sky in images sent home to Earth this week from NASA's Curiosity Mars rover.<p>A series of images is …

Here's the futuristic piece of tech that NASA is betting all its Mars chips on

When you're planning a trip, one of the most important things to remember is factoring in the transportation cost. And that's especially true for space travel.<p>Traveling to Mars is going to be expensive, so NASA is betting on the future development of a more efficient and less costly type of …

Space Travel

Why You Shouldn't Just "Learn to Code," but Aim to Solve a Problem

If you’ve read Lifehacker for more than five minutes, you probably know we have a ton of resources on how to learn to code. You’ll also know it’s …

The 7 Rules for Writing Software That Won’t Die When You Do

Your software is your legacy. It’s up to you to decide how long that legacy lives for.<p><i>An essay by</i> <i>@karangoel</i><i>.</i><p>Life ends. But software doesn’t have …

Game-changing Google experiment could deliver Android apps that run at 120 frames per second

Right now the standard maximum frame rate for Android apps is 60 frames per second, although most apps don’t run at 60FPS on a consistent basis. …

Stephen Hawking stresses the importance of space travel and understanding science

“It is important that the public understands basic science, if they are not to leave vital decisions to others”<p>Stephen Hawking continues to both steer thought on cosmology, and dominate pop-culture headlines. (On Sunday, Eddie Redmayne took home a Golden Globe for his portrayal of the scientist in …

Goldilocks planet: Deep in space, we may have found our 'twin’

The discovery of an Earth-like planet raises the question: are aliens also looking at us?<p>The starry sky is now far more fascinating to us than it ever was to our forebears. Stars may seem just points of light, but we’ve learnt recently that most are orbited by retinues of planets, just as our Sun …

Universe