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NASA just released 1,035 new images of Mars — here are some of the best

But scientists use such a range of photographing techniques that the planet can end up a rainbow of colors.<p>NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter started circling the planet in 2006, and since then its camera has been busy capturing gorgeous — and scientifically valuable — images of Mars.<p>That camera, …

Chicago

NASA’s Juno probe beams back its first images from Jupiter’s orbit

Here they are: The first images from Juno's orbit around Jupiter. After a stunning orbital entry on July 4 — the probe, which had been traveling at upward of 125,000 mph, managed to slow down and enter orbit within a second and a centimeter of its target — Juno's instruments are back online.<p>Juno is …

Astronomy

Juno is collecting the most amazing sounds as it gets close to Jupiter

NASA spacecraft Juno is just a few days away from getting close enough to Jupiter, hopefully to be swept into its orbit. The goal is for scientists …

You Can Help Make Maps for Science (No Experience Needed!)

With no scientific training, and no clue about cartography, you can help map stuff for science. Lately the opportunities to lend a lay-hand with research seem to be everywhere, and more and more of them involve a mapping component.<p>This year the results of several citizen-aided science projects hit …

Northeastern University

The 15 best anime movies of all time

Animation comes in all shapes and sizes, from classic Disney fantasies to modern Pixar movies and weird products of the independent fringe. But …

Anime

Mars Mobile

Be A Martian!<p>Mars needs YOU! In the future, Mars will need all kinds of explorers, farmers, surveyors, teachers . . . but most of all YOU! Join us on …

DC Comics mourns Darwyn Cooke, who gave iconic heroes an iconic style

Award-winning illustrator dies at 53 after bout with cancer<p>Darwyn Cooke, the influential illustrator of numerous iconic heroes in the DC universe of characters, died on Saturday after a short battle against cancer. He was 53.<p>Cooke began as an animator on two key cartoon series in the 1990s: <i>Batman:</i> …

10 Must-Read Books For All Programmers

The road from newbie to professional developer can be long and bumpy. Here are 10 books (plus a few more) that can help guide you on the journey to …

Business Technology

10 Great Japanese Animated Movies That Use Unique Animation Styles

Japanese animation has a long and storied history. Decades of tradition in such aspects as narrative structure, technique , music and animated …

Anime

NASA releases stunning Mercury transit video

NASA has released a stunning video of Mercury passing between the Earth and Sun Monday -- a rare astronomical event called planetary transit.<p>The event only happens 13 times per century. “Although Mercury zooms around the sun every 88 days, Earth, the sun and Mercury rarely align,” explained NASA, …

Astronomy

The best houseplants to clean the air in your home, as recommended by NASA

Easy to care for, resilient, and a quick way to inject some nature into your living room - no wonder houseplants have recently made a comeback. But did you know they also clean the air in your home? A NASA study found that a plethora of plants neutralise the chemicals found in furniture, household …

Plants

Batman: The Animated Series Invades These Modern Batman Comic Covers, and It's Glorious

Artist Greg Capullo’s run on <i>Batman</i> with Scott Snyder came to a close last week, and under their tenure the Dark Knight has been amazing to read—and …

Lit pick of the week: Free Comic Book Day

Saturday marks the 15th annual Free Comic Book Day, and free comics will be given out at comic book shops all over Southern California, including Alternate Universe, Blastoff, Comic City, Comic Cult, Comics vs. Toys, Cool Cats, Dream World, Emerald Knights, Geoffrey's, Golden Apple, House of …

Graphic Novels

Learn how to animate Scalable Vector Graphics

Scaleable Vector Graphics (SVGs) are now fully supported in most well-known browsers, going a few versions back. We've seen SVGs go from experimental …

Do Not Come To Japan This Week

Japan

2006: a space oddity – the great Pluto debate

Long known as the ninth planet, Pluto was downgraded in 2006, sparking a scientific spat that raises basic questions about how we understand the universe<p>Imagine that you have nurtured an ambition for 25 years to head up an expedition to the last unexplored planet in the solar system. You’ve worked …

The latest animation films from around the world

Animation films from 50 different countries are being shown in Stuttgart this week. With animated oil paintings and an adult-only movie among them, …

Saturn's Moon Titan Is Looking Even More Earth-Like

The Cassini mission is sending us better and better data and images of just what’s happening on the surface of Saturn’s moon Titan. And it’s …

Туристическая страховка онлайн

Страховка за границу<p><b>Страхование</b> — сложная услуга, и разобраться самому во всех тонкостях дело хлопотное и требующее значительного времени. Мы сделали …

BATMAN #51 Marks the End of an Era for DC Comics (Exclusive)

He is vengeance. He is the night. And now, at long last, Bruce Wayne is Batman again.<p>Unfortunately, this is the last time we will see Scott Snyder …

'Space's Deepest Secrets' Premieres on Science Channel Tuesday

Starting Tuesday (April 26), the new six-episode Science Channel series "Space's Deepest Secrets" will follow scientists unlocking intriguing …

Space

The Many Faces Of Batman: A Celebration of the Dark Knight

Batman made his debut in <i>Detective Comics</i> #27, which collectors believe first appeared on newsstands on this day in 1939. (The Library of Congress …

Comic Books

7 of the strangest things in our solar system

Last week we discussed the strangest things in our universe. But we have a few odd things closer to home, too, right here in our own solar system. …

2016 April 17 - Asperatus Clouds Over New Zealand

<b>Asperatus Clouds Over New Zealand</b> <b><br>Image Credit & Copyright:</b> Witta Priester<p><b>Explanation:</b> What kind of clouds are these? Although their cause is …

Cherry Blossom In Japan Photography

Une rivière jonchée de pétales roses, un héron s’abreuvant sous des nuages de fleurs ; Avril n’est-il pas la meilleure période pour dévoiler les …

Design

Batman: The Killing Joke animated film secures R-rating

It's the second Batman movie to do so<p><i>Batman: The Killing Joke</i>, Warner Bros.' latest animated film based on Alan Moore's iconic comic, has officially been given an R-rating, according to Entertainment Weekly.<p>The studio's home distribution unit confirmed that <i>Batman: The Killing Joke</i> would be the …

21 Books That Changed Science Fiction And Fantasy Forever

Speculative fiction is the literature of change and discovery. But every now and then, a book comes along that changes the rules of science fiction …

10 Amazing Anime Movies of 2016

In 2016 there is no question but that the medium of anime is about as mainstream as it is going to get in the West, although Anglo countries lag …

Anime

NASA releases 3 million photos of Earth

NASA has been capturing incredible images of Earth's surface since 1999. Using Japan's Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer …

NASA

This Is What The Centre Of Our Galaxy Looks Like

Simply stunning.<p>NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has peered into the heart of the Milky Way to unveil a breathtaking view of more than half a million …