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Sir Martin Rees on Star Trek: 'How post-humans could colonise other worlds'

Will we ever be able to cross the universe with the ease of the Enterprise? Astronomer Royal Martin Rees explores the science behind the fiction<p>The best <b>science</b> fiction, from H G Wells onwards, can nourish everyone’s imagination. It can widen the perspective of astronomers too – that strange breed …

Star Trek

Futurology: shining a bright, broad beam of light into the darkness

Prediction can feel like shining a torch forward into the terrifying, dark unknown. The narrower and more focused the beam, the brighter the light, …

Telling time on Saturn

Undergraduate student shows how planet’s magnetosphere changes with the seasons.<p>A University of Iowa undergraduate student has discovered that a …

6 Of The Weirdest Things Science Has Recently Revealed About The Past

Ancient toothaches, smells, franken-mummies, and more!<p>Scientific studies do a pretty good job of answering questions about how the world works. But often, researchers are pursuing things we never thought of as worth pursuing. Here we salute those tireless journeymen that have looked into the depths …

CIA Official Breaks Silence on UFOs (+Video)

WASHINGTON—In a gripping testimonial, an ailing former member of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) has talked via video for the first time …

Thousands of Airline Pilots Witness UFOs

WASHINGTON—Airline pilots see unidentified flying objects but very few report it because of ridicule.<p>According to the National Aviation Reporting …

UFOs 'Roam Our Skies' Says Former US Air Force Intelligence Officer

WASHINGTON—A former U.S. Air Force major with 5,000 flying hours described in detail his encounter with an UFO, telling former members of Congress at …

Paranormal

The man who lives without food

Rob Rhinehart has replaced all his meals with a nutrient-rich shake he calls ‘Soylent’. Is it dangerous? Or the future of food? Will Storr reports.<p><b>Last Christmas, Rob Rhinehart</b> realised that <b>food</b> doesn’t work. At least, not very well. Its function is to deliver the energy and nutrition that the body …

Nutrition

Lights out: could a powerful blast from the sun send us back to the stone age?

Of all the issues facing the world right now that the US government is concerned about, the sun may seem to be an odd one. But the White House is taking the threat of a massive solar eruption seriously. Late last month, it released a new, largely overlooked report outlining the risks of solar …

Did China's agriculture sprout in Ice Age? - Futurity

STANFORD (US) — The discovery of grinding stones pushes the origins of agriculture in China …

Ancient Languages Have Words in Common

A set of “ultraconserved” words that are frequently used today, and were frequently used thousands of years ago, point to ancient languages having …

Aquatic apes are the stuff of creationism, not evolution

It happened many years ago in my role as an editor at the international scientific journal, Nature, but the experience was so traumatic that I …

Ancient bone-headed dinosaur found

<b>Scientists have unveiled a new species of bone-headed dinosaur, which they say is the oldest in North America, and possibly the world.</b><p>The dog-sized plant-eater had a dome-shaped skull that may have been used to head-butt other dinosaurs.<p>University of Toronto researchers say the new species, …

10 Best Recent Dinosaur Discoveries | WIRED

Dinosaurs aren't all big and scaly. The more fossils they find, and the closer they examine them, the more scientists realize how diverse these …

The LHC Might Have Created The Smallest Drop Of Liquid Ever

A tiny drop could have big implications for our understanding of particle collisions.<p>Over the past few months, the Large Hadron Collider has been ramming protons and lead ions together in the Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS), one of its particle detectors. After each collision, some of the newly …

7 Amazing Images Of The Future, From 1947

From the Popular Science archive: Weather control, looped cities, moon microwaves, and more!<p><i>Click here to enter the gallery</i><p>When <i>Popular Science</i> published these dazzling visions of the future in May 1947, science seemed to be propelling humanity faster and faster into a strange new world: engineers …

Google's Timelapse project shows how the Earth has changed over a quarter of a century

Google has expanded its mapping platform to launch a new project called Timelapse, taking you back through time to see how our planet has changed over the last 25 years. To create its new interactive HTML5 animations, Google teamed up with the US Geological Survey (USGS), NASA, and TIME to combine …

Hubble Telescope finds dead stars polluted with planet debris

NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope has found the building blocks for Earth-sized planets in an unlikely place – the atmospheres of a pair of burned-out …

More Than 78,000 People Sign Up for One-Way Trip to Mars

Two weeks into a nineteen week application period, more than 78,000 people have applied to become a settler of Mars in 2023.<p>Mars One, the nonprofit …

Living on Mars: What Would it be Like?

The Mars One mission to Mars—one-way—has attracted more than 78,000 applicants only two weeks into the application process.<p>So, if the mission is …

Time-lapse map chronicles decades of global change as seen from space

Satellite imagery can serve as a time machine, revealing dramatic change in just a few seconds — but can you imagine documenting almost three decades' worth of all that change, across most of our planet's land mass? A team of imaging experts, computer scientists and journalists did. Now they've …

Could You Talk To A Caveman? Scientists Say It's Possible

In 1961, Mel Brooks and Carl Reiner came up with some basic theories of caveman linguistics in their 2,000-Year-Old Man skit. Most of them had to do with rocks, as in, "What are you doing with that rock there?"<p>Now, a professor in England has questioned the validity of the famous caveman's …

'Dirty' stars hint at Sun's future

<b>Scientists have studied two dead stars that give us a glimpse, they say, of what our Solar System might look like a few billion years from now.</b><p>Our Sun will expand outwards when its nuclear fuel runs low and will ultimately blow off its outer layers.<p>Some of the inner planets will be consumed in the …

Traces of water in moon came from Earth, study finds

Traces of water inside the moon were inherited from ancient Earth, according to a fresh analysis of lunar rocks brought home by US astronauts.<p>The …

International Space Station power system radiator leaking

The International Space Station has a radiator leak in its power system. The outpost's commander has called the situation serious, but not …

Stunning Satellite Images Show A Changing Globe

Google has released a stunning cache of satellite images that show how the globe has changed in recent decades. Thursday's announcement came from the search giant's official blog:<p>"Working with the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), NASA and TIME, we're releasing more than a quarter-century of images of …

Why Are People Applying to Go To Mars and Never Come Back?

Over the past two-plus weeks, more than 78,000 people around the world have applied to be the first people to settle on Mars.<p>One-minute videos with …

Big Pic: There's A Penis Drawing On Mars, You Guys

Commence giggling<p>We did it, everyone! A space program decades in the making has culminated with this: a penis on the surface of Mars.<p>An intrepid Reddit user spotted the suggestive tracks made by the Opportunity rover, and the photo's actually on NASA's official site. The drawing was <i>probably</i> not …