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This Is NASA's Plan For Humanity's Return to the Moon, and Beyond

A decades-long plan that could end with humans finally reaching the Red Planet.<p>There is still no official NASA mission to Mars, but after years of uncertainty, America's space agency is giving us a glimpse of its grand strategy to extend human presence beyond low-Earth orbit with a plan to build a …

Gorgeous net-zero energy home offers luxury living in Washington, D.C.

A leafy and sought-after neighborhood in Northwest Washington, D.C. hides a luxurious gem of a home with a net-zero energy footprint. The local …

Scientists just made the world’s best clock even better to test Einstein’s theory of relativity

All scientists like precision and accuracy, but the ones at the US National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) are even more particular than most.<p>On Nov. 28, researchers from NIST in Boulder, Colorado published work in Nature Photonics describing a timepiece that keeps time more reliably …

Physics

Why Next Year's iPhone Will Be So Cool It Will Break Records

Apple iPhone upgrades in 2017 should have enough desirable new features that they will likely break all previous sales records, KGI Securities …

Mobile Technology

Carpenter ants 'throw up' on each other to say hello

When ants ‘talk’ by exchanging liquid mouth-to-mouth, they’re not just communicating vital information about the colony, they’re also passing on …

Insects

Researchers uncover algorithm which may solve human intelligence

If we have the algorithm, we also have the key to true artificial intelligence.<p>The key element which separates today's artificial intelligence (AI) …

Artificial Intelligence

The Case Against Dark Matter

A proposed theory of gravity does away with dark matter, even as new astrophysical findings challenge the need for galaxies full of the invisible …

Google Timelapse shows how any location on Earth has changed over the past 32 years

Launched in 2013, Timelapse is a global, zoomable map built on top of the Google Earth Engine that allows you to explore how a location has changed from 1984 to 2016. A huge update today adds petabytes of new data and an additional four years of imagery that makes for sharpest historical view of …

Cassini Enters Final Phase of Saturn Orbits Before it Dies

After almost two decades in space, NASA’s Cassini spacecraft is reaching the end of its life. Wednesday marks the very literal beginning of the end …

Astronomy

Ants Exchange Messages When They Make Out

When people mash their mouths together, it’s usually to display attraction (or it’s an unconvincing attempt at looking human). When ants do it, …

Biology