Jason Brinberg

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Window on Infinity, Thanksgiving Edition: Pictures From Space

This image, taken by astronaut Karen L. Nyberg aboard the International Space Station, shows Super Typhoon Haiyan on Nov<p>... VIEW MORE<p>Karen L. …

Forget ‘Panda Cam’, an HD Stream of Earth Is Coming Soon

Two high-definition cameras will be fastened to the International Space Station’s underbelly in the coming months to provide earthlings with some of …

20 Breathtaking Images Of The Earth As Seen From Space

Aleppo, Syria, May 26, 2013 – The Citadel of Aleppo – medieval fortified palace<br>DigitalGlobe—Getty Images<p>1 of 20<p>Digital Globe, a provider of …

Why Science Deserves Its Popularity

A friend of mine told me this fantastic joke recently: Werner Heisenberg is driving down the highway and a police officer stops him. “Sir, do you …

Shopping By Drone Could Be Good for the Environment

Of all the many, many criticisms of Amazon‘s planned delivery drones, this one might be the simplest: who needs another way to help us consume more …

NASA Detects Water on Five Planets

NASA’s Hubble Telescope has discovered signs of water vapor on five Jupiter-sized planets outside the solar system.<p>But the fiery planets are not …

Neanderthals Were Neat Freaks: Inside the Original Man Caves

Free-association test: in the old sitcom “The Odd Couple,” Felix was the fussy neat freak who sipped wine, listened to opera and straightened up …

Oldest Human DNA Discovered, Muddles Picture of Our Origin

Scientists have decoded the world’s oldest human DNA sequence, beating the previous record by almost 300,000 years, and at the same time confusing …

Ancient Human Genes Cause New Confusion For Science

When Matthias Meyer began studying the ancient DNA in the 400,000 year old fossils he found in the Sima de los Huesos, or Pit of Bones cave, deep …

Fruit-Crazed Monkeys Binge on 50 Varieties a Day

Researchers have found monkeys in South and Central America that mix more fruit into their daily diet than a Jamba Juice addict.<p>According to the BBC, …

Immense Freshwater Reserves Discovered Beneath Ocean Floor

Scientists have discovered a massive reserve of freshwater trapped beneath the seabed that could provide water to the world’s coastal cities and …

Courts Say Chimps Aren’t People

Three New York courts have ruled that captive chimpanzees do not count as “legal people,” swatting back an activist group’s bid to grant them legal …

The Year’s Most Beautiful Photos From Space

Cosmic photography is always breathtaking, so a full year’s worth of images provides plenty of choices. Here are some of 2013’s highlights.

Lockheed Martin Supports Mars Colonization

Lockheed Martin will support the Mars One mission, an audacious venture launched by Dutch entrepreneur Bas Lansdorp to colonize the red …

Birds and Dinosaurs: Their Strangest Feature

It took an awful lot of clever adaptations to the produce common bird. It’s got to be light, so you give it hollow bones. It’s got to be strong, so …

Meet NASA’s ‘Superhero’ Valkyrie Robot

NASA has unveiled Valkyrie, its 6’2” and 275 pounds humanoid, with detachable arms, mounted cameras and sonar sensors that would make it ideal for …

H2Whoa! Hubble Telescope Finds Geysers of Water on Jupiter’s Moon Europa

From the moment the Voyager probes beamed back the first high-resolution photos of Jupiter’s moon Europa back in 1979, planetary scientists began …

Bezos Loses Appeal Over NASA Launch Site

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos suffered a setback this week when U.S. officials ruled against a protest filed by his space company Blue Origin over rights …

Look at These Magical Ice Climbing Images From the Norwegian Arctic

What’s cooler than a waterfall? Try an icefall. The alpinists Daniel Arnold and Stephan Siegrist collaborated with the climbing photographer Thomas …

Second Code Uncovered Inside the DNA

Scientists have marveled at the ingenuity of the DNA code since it was first deciphered in the early sixties, but now it appears that there is much …

Earth, Wind and Fire: The Extreme Weather of 2013

A woman carries her child through a field near the collapsed Plaza Towers Elementary School in Moore, Okla., May 20, 201<p>... VIEW MORE<p>Sue Ogrocki—AP

Saturn’s Land of a Thousand Lakes

This colorized mosaic from NASA's Cassini mission shows the most complete view yet of Titan's northern land of lakes and seas. Saturn's moon Titan is …

Tiny Beauties: Life's Smallest Wonders As Seen Through a Microscope

Honorable Mention: Proboscis of a blowfly.<br>Michael Gibson—Olympus Bioscapes<p>1 of 20<p>The universe's wonders are all around us -- you just have to look …

Rethinking Our Risky Reliance on Rare Earth Metals

From our smartphones to our latest weaponry, the technology that underpins modern life would be impossible without rare earth metals. The importance …

World’s First Robot Astronaut Makes Space Station Small Talk

In what’s being billed as the first conversation of its kind, the world’s first humanoid robot astronaut had a chat with the Japanese commander of …

Critters So Ugly They Have to Mate With Themselves

In a season in which the entire Christian world is celebrating a virgin birth and a whole lot of other people who don’t believe in the story are …

Google Glass Gets More iPhone-Friendly

Google Glass is no longer quite as crippled if you’re using an iPhone now that Google has released its MyGlass app for iOS.<p>The app allows iPhone …

Happy iOS 7 Jailbreak-mas! New Utility Liberates iPhones and iPads, but with Caveats

Happy holidays, jailbreak wonks: the folks responsible for the iOS 6 jailbreak have finally rolled out a version for iOS 7. If you’re feeling …

Now Hear This: Big Brother Wants to Talk to You. Right Now!

It’s not like we don’t hear from our president often enough.<p>But Uncle Sam—having failed to devise its own system that could put the president’s words …