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Why We Can’t Send Humans to Mars Yet (And How We’ll Fix That) | WIRED

While humans have dreamed about going to Mars practically since it was discovered, an actual mission in the foreseeable future is finally starting to …

Video for your ears: What do planets sound like?

NASA Space Sounds: what happens when spacecraft are used to record radio emissions from planetary environments, which are then converted to sound …

Asteroid 1998 QE2's close encounter generates a wave of attention online

Asteroid 1998 QE2, a space rock more than nine times as long as the QE2 ocean liner, is due to sail past Earth on Friday — generating a huge wave of observations and online commentary.<p>The 1.7-mile-wide (2.7-kilometer-wide) near-Earth asteroid won't pose any threat to our planet: Its orbit will …

How It Works: Masdar's Beam Down Optical Tower

An experiment in concentrated solar power<p>The Beam Down Tower at Masdar is a step forward in concentrated solar power (CSP). Unlike other plants, the system reflects sunlight twice, once from the heliostats to the central tower and once from the tower down to a collection platform at the system's …

FBI hosts child porn site for two weeks

<b>(Shutterstock)</b><p>In only partially successful sting operation, agents actively distributed child porn<p>Natasha Lennard<p>May 29, 2013 7:56pm (UTC)<p>The ever-eroding line in the sand separating FBI sting and entrapment schemes has perturbed civil libertarians and legal experts for sometime. Then there are …

Researchers Discover A Mammoth Carcass Full Of Blood

A Russian team from Yakutsk found the carcass in the frozen tundra of the New Siberian Islands.<p>"We suppose that the mammoth fell into water or got bogged down in a swamp, could not free herself and died. Due to this fact the lower part of the body, including the lower jaw, and tongue tissue, was …

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Unapproved genetically modified wheat found in Oregon

WASHINGTON (AP) — Unapproved genetically engineered wheat has been discovered in an Oregon field, a potential threat to trade with countries that have concerns about genetically modified foods.<p>The Agriculture Department said Wednesday that the genetically engineered wheat is safe to eat and there …

Disneyland employee arrested in dry-ice bombing

Christian Barnes, 22, allegedly placed the device in a theme park trash can. No one was injured in the explosion<p>Associated Press<p>May 29, 2013 8:27pm (UTC)<p>ANAHEIM, Calif. — Police arrested a Disneyland employee on suspicion of putting a so-called dry ice bomb in a theme park trash can where it …

The Bedside Manner of James Comey, Obama's FBI Pick

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>President Obama will reach back into the Bush administration and pick former Deputy Attorney General …

Head of company overseeing leaking nuclear tanks at Hanford to step down

The head of the contracting company responsible for containment tanks found to be leaking radioactive liquid at the Hanford, Wash., Nuclear Reservation announced his retirement Wednesday.<p>The head of the contractor overseeing cleanup operations at the Savannah River Site in South Carolina will …

US concern over N Korea refugees 'returned by Laos'

<b>The US says it is concerned by reports that China has repatriated nine North Korean refugees deported by Laos.</b><p>South Korea's Yonhap news agency, citing unnamed Foreign Ministry officials, says the group were flown back to Pyongyang on Tuesday.<p>It said the group were detained in Laos earlier this …

Breathing Easier: How Houston Is Working To Clean Up Its Air

The Houston area produces about a quarter of the nation's gasoline, and about a third of the plastics that are in our cars, cupboards and just about everywhere else. So it is no surprise that this heavily industrial area has a problem with air pollution. But in the past decade, Houston's air has …

HIV inner shell structure revealed

<b>Researchers have for the first time unravelled the complex structure of the inner protein shell of HIV.</b><p>The US team, reporting in Nature, also worked out exactly how all the components of the shell or 'capsid' fit together at the atomic level.<p>Until now the exact structure had proved elusive because …

FBI Agent Took Gifts and Cash, Ex-Mobster Informant Alleges

The FBI has opened an investigation into accusations that one of its agents took lavish gifts and cash from an informant who has been indicted in the …

Baby 59's mother will not face criminal charges

The mother of a newborn baby rescued from a sewer pipe in eastern China will not face criminal charges, authorities have said.<p>The little boy – known …

Floating tank transporters deployed in Korea military drill

South Korea and the US army have conducted a joint military drill using floating tank transporters on the Imjin River in Yeoncheon.<p>More than 300 US soldiers and 95 South Korean soldiers participated in a joint river-crossing exercise in Yeoncheon on Thursday, constructing temporary floats for tanks …

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Prosecutor tapped to head FBI known for role in Bush-era surveillance standoff

The man poised to be the next head of the FBI is a former prosecutor respected by both sides of the aisle who may be best known for his role in a Hollywood-esque Washington showdown that thwarted the reauthorization of a controversial surveillance program.<p>President Barack Obama intends to nominate …

Three More Die From New Virus

Ricin letters sent to New York mayor Michael Bloomberg

Two threatening letters sent to New York mayor Michael Bloomberg contained traces of the deadly poison ricin, police said on Wednesday.<p>The anonymous …

Ann Romney slams 'breach of trust'

Ann Romney on Thursday said there had been a “breach of trust” between Americans and their government after a trio of controversies hit the White House in recent weeks.<p>“I think it’s hard with what the country is going through right now,” Romney said on CBS’ “This Morning.” “There’s been a breach of …

An Unlikely Alliance? KKR Hires Former US General, CIA Director David Petraeus

What can a retired U.S. General do for a private equity giant? We’re about to find out as KKR hires four-star general and former CIA director David Petraeus.<p>The $73 billion New York private equity firm said it’s bringing Petraeus on to serve as chairman of the newly created KKR Global Institute.<p>The …

Dark Secrets – Fine Art Photography by Helena Aguilar Mayans

Helena Aguilar Mayans is a fine art photographer based in Barcelona/Olot, Spain. Her work has a dark kind of beauty and a mystical, ancient …

Google Expands Street View to Let Users Visit Three Historic NYC Locations

In partnership with Historypin and the Central Park Conservancy, Google has decided to expand its Street View repertoire once again, this time …

Focus-Stacked Extreme Close-Ups of Bugs

Sometimes just a change in perspective can make a world of a difference. Take for instance tiny bugs. They are from our standpoint little critters we …

Review: Unified Color HDR Expose 2

It’s been a while since HDR Expose 2 was first released, and we took a first look at the software a while back. HDR Expose 2 is a relatively …

Person of Interest Being Questioned Amid Exclusive Images of Possibly Ricin-Laced Letter to Bloomberg

FBI agents are questioning a man they consider a person of interest in the mailing of letters possibly laced with the poison ricin to public …