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How To Make A New Planet Home

Three simple steps for an intergalactic exit plan<p>The recipe for creating a habitable planet turns out to be surprisingly simple: Just add water—and atmospheric gases. Mars has both, relics from four billion years ago when the planet was warm and wet. “When it comes to Mars, and only Mars, the …

NASA tested an impossible space engine and it somehow worked

If the tests of the Cannae Drive technology hold up, a trip to Mars could take weeks instead of months<p>NASA has been testing new space travel technologies throughout its entire history, but the results of its latest experiment may be the most exciting yet — if they hold up. Earlier this week at a …

Transformer jet is like the Optimus Prime of planes

If Autobots were stealth jets, this is probably what they'd look like.<p>The aircraft concept straight out of our science fiction dreams comes from BAE Systems, a UK-based aerospace and defense contractor that builds defense aircraft for partners around the world. Earlier this month, the company …

Aviation

North Korea Calls Seth Rogen-James Franco Film An 'Act Of War'

Could Seth Rogen and James Franco trigger a conflict with North Korea? That's what Pyongyang says, calling the duo's upcoming film an "act of war."<p>In "The Interview," starring Franco as a TV host and Rogen as his producer, the two are sent to North Korea to assassinate supreme leader Kim Jong …

Facebook likes for PS4, Xbox One provide an electoral map for the console wars

It's difficult to assign regional stereotypes or voting patterns to the console wars when an examination of Facebook likes for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One is, well, all over the map. Of the United States.<p>This is an analysis by the Movoto Real Estate Blog, which has done these sorts of video-game …

These World Cup Posters Are A Must-See For Any Soccer Super Fan

Brazilian artist and graphic designer Cristiano Siqueira pulled out all the stops when creating these incredible World Cup team posters for an ESPN campaign celebrating the tournament, which begins on June 12.<p>Each of these posters illustrates one of the 32 teams that will be heading to this year's …

Associated Press News

Minecraft on Xbox One, PS4, and PS Vita soon!

Update: As of February 25, 2015 this upgrade offer and the DLC content transfer offers are no longer available.<p>Hello!<p>We’re finally able to share news …

Project Ara’s secret weapon? A smaller phone

Google’s(s goog) wildly ambitious modular phone, Project Ara, has a lot going for it: Serious engineering accomplishments. Magnets. The power of an …

Just Cause 3 news may be incoming as new domain name discovered

We may soon be hearing about the long-awaited follow-up to 2010 open-world game Just Cause 2, as a newly registered domain name for Just Cause 3 has been discovered.<p>The domain, JustCause3Game.com, was registered on Tuesday by CSC Corporate Domains, a company used by Square Enix and other companies …

G7 countries snub Putin and refuse to attend planned G8 summit in Russia

Amid fears of further Russian military moves in Ukraine, G7 meets in The Hague without Russia for the first time since 1998<p>Western countries and Japan have suspended their 16-year collaboration with Russia in the G8 group in response to the annexation of Crimea and have threatened sweeping …

What is a Dyson sphere?

Are some advanced civilizations in our galaxy now collecting all of the energy emitted by their stars? If so, we would call their energy-collecting …

Universe

20 Crucial Terms Every 21st Century Futurist Should Know

We live in an era of accelerating change, when scientific and technological advancements are arriving rapidly. As a result, we are developing a new …

We must become a multi-planet species

The technology to reach nearby planets is possible, and one astronaut thinks we must colonise other worlds for our long-term survival.<p>One person who would like to see humans living outside the Earth in our lifetime is former astronaut Jeff Hoffman. The technology to reach nearby planets is …

Carbon Dioxide

Colossal 'Hole' in Space Could Be Link to Universe Beyond Our Own

Leave this world, travel 6 billion–10 billion light years toward the Eridanus constellation, and you’ll run into a giant cosmic wall of nothingness.<p>A …

Universe

Sometimes A Cigar is Just the World's Biggest Lift-Generating Airship

Take note: within days steampunk kids across the globe will be clapping their faux leather-gloved hands with glee and trying to invest their bitcoins …

Aviation

Oscar Nominees Pose with Younger Versions of Themselves

Are you excited yet? Hollywood's biggest award show is finally here and to help you get you pumped for tonight's Oscars, People.com has sent 10 of this year's Oscar nominees back in time to hang out with the younger versions of themselves. No doubt inspired by similarly photoshopped images seen on …

Tom Hanks

Ukraine Protests In London, Moscow And Washington, As Tensions With Russia Escalate (PICTURES)

Tensions in Ukraine have sparked protests and demonstrations around the world.<p>Hundreds of British-based Ukrainians gathered outside the Russian …

Could there be a third world war?

World Affairs editor John Simpson visits the World War 1 battlefields and asks if there could be another world war.<p>Friction between China and Japan is growing, with the US this time on the side of Tokyo, while the importance of the Middle East is diminishing.<p>Our correspondent also warns that war …

Xi Jinping’s strategy for his Germany trip is to definitely mention the war

The past is present in Asia these days, with China making pointed references to Japanese aggression during World War II, and the Philippines comparing China’s actions in the South China Sea to those of Nazi Germany. So it’s hardly a surprise that Chinese president Xi Jingping is trying to score …

China

Meteorite smashes into moon in largest lunar impact ever recorded

Astronomers have captured the moment a lump of rock slammed into the moon with so much force that the bright flash could be seen from Earth with the naked eye.<p>The 400kg (63st) meteorite, travelling at 61,000 km/h (40,000 mph), punched a fresh crater on the moon's surface some 40 metres wide in what …

Obama and Pope Francis Will Meet for the First Time in March

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>President Obama and Pope Francis are set to meet for the first time on March 27 during the …

Xbox One was the top-selling console in the US last month

Market research firm NPD has now recorded a full month of console sales for the PS4 and Xbox One in the US, and it's revealing today that Microsoft’s latest console topped the sales charts for the month of December. Microsoft has long dominated with the Xbox 360 in the US, and it appears that …

Space Photos: 45-Year-Old Footprints, and More

Neil Armstrong’s footprints outlived Neil Armstrong. He was aware that would be the case, of course, long before he became the first human being to …

Why Sony's PS4 Is Crushing Microsoft's Xbox One In Sales So Far

I’m the first to admit when I’m wrong, and when Microsoft came out and said they sold 3M Xboxes in January, I said Sony would follow with their own numbers soon after. While I was right on that point, I was sorely mistaken thinking the two totals would be “pretty close.”<p>As we now know, Sony sold a …

Who is Elon Musk? Tech billionaire, SpaceX cowboy, Tesla pioneer – and real life Iron Man

By the time Elon Musk founded the company that would become PayPal, in 1999, he had already built and sold one internet business. But this time he hit the jackpot.<p>Already wealthier than most of us will ever dream of being, he netted close to $180 million from PayPal’s sale to eBay, enough to retire …

Associated Press News

Jet in 'near miss' with UFO

An airline pilot reports a close encounter with a UFO near Heathrow Airport which has baffled the aviation authorities<p>It was certainly a close encounter, but with precisely what remains a mystery.<p>An airline pilot has reported a near miss in which a “rugby ball”-shaped UFO passed within a few feet …