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Space: How cold does it get when we leave Earth?

This isn’t an idle question, if you’re thinking of sending spacecraft and people up there. Or if you want to test fundamental theories in quantum physics.<p>How cold is it in space? That question is sure to prompt the geeks among us to pipe up with “2.7K”. For 2.7 Kelvin, or 2.7 degrees above absolute …

Quantum Mechanics

Life in space 'discovered by scientists in Sheffield' - video

Scientists at the University of Sheffield have made an extraordinary claim, firmly debunked elsewhere, to have discovered living organisms arriving at Earth from space. The team sent a specially designed balloon 27km into the stratosphere during the Perseid meteor shower where they discovered small …

‘Live’ vaccine kills gonorrhea in mice

A new treatment based on an anti-cancer therapy successfully eliminates gonorrhea in female mice and prevents it from coming back.<p>More than 100 …

Elite team of researchers plots one-way trip to Jupiter's ice moon Europa to look for aliens

Kristian von Bengston, the do-it-yourself space king and cofounder of Copenhagen Suborbitals, just announced the first phase of a project that's either extremely ambitious or unrealistic, depending on who you ask. Objective Europa is a scheme to send humans on a one-way trip to Jupiter's ice moon …

Doing A Da Vinci — If Only Leonardo Could See This

More than 500 years ago, Leonardo da Vinci tried to imagine what it would be like to soar over mountains, to dip, to glide like a bird. He'd sit on Italian hillsides, sketching, imagining, dreaming. In 1502, he drew one of the first ever, looking-down-from-the-sky panoramas of the Earth — in this …

8 Of The Prettiest Space Photos Of The Year

The Royal Greenwich Observatory's Astronomy Photographer of the Year winners are on display now in London. Time to drop whatever it was you were doing and look at some star porn.<p>The winners of the fifth annual Astronomy Photographer of the Year awards from the Royal Observatory Greenwich have just …

Alien Life Arrives on Comets?—A Controversial Study

A sampling device launched into the Earth’s stratosphere by U.K. researchers in July has come back with what they say is evidence of alien life …

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A Giant Teddy Bear And Other Amazing Images From This Week

The Galaxy's Core Is About to Explode

The supermassive black hole at the center of the Milky Way Galaxy will soon consume a blob of gas and begin to radiate energy at a tremendous rate.<p>The supermassive black hole at the center of the Milky Way Galaxy will soon consume a blob of gas and begin to radiate energy at a tremendous rate.

In Life, Man Immune To HIV Helped Scientists Fight Virus

Stephen Crohn, a man best known for staying alive during the early days of the AIDS epidemic, died Aug. 23 at age 66. Throughout his lifetime, the New York artist helped researchers uncover vital clues about HIV and how to stop it.<p>Crohn's partner was one of the first people to die from AIDS in …

Alien frontier: see the haunting, beautiful weirdness of Mars

4 New Legless Lizards Discovered In California

They're not snakes. One species lives right by LAX.<p>You always knew there was something creepy about LAX. Now, a pair of researchers has discovered four new species of legless lizards—technically not snakes—one of which lives underneath the dunes at the end of a runway at Los Angeles's major …

Changing brains: why neuroscience is ending the Prozac era

The big money has moved from developing psychiatric drugs to manipulating our brain networks<p>The psychiatric drug age may have reached its peak. Although mind-altering medications are being prescribed in record numbers, signs of a radically new approach to understanding and treating mental illness …

The Week In Numbers: Sad News For Life On Mars, Earth's Smallest Car, And More

<b>1.3 parts per billion</b>: the maximum concentration of methane in the Martian atmosphere, according to a new analysis from the rover Curiosity (sadly, this means the red planet is probably not home to living organisms)<p><b>260 million</b>: the number of surfaces in this astounding room designed by computer …

Brain-eating amoeba in water causes high anxiety in Louisiana parish

Officials traced the death of a 4-year-old Mississippi boy in August to a day spent playing on a Slip 'n Slide in a New Orleans suburb.<p>Cause of death: a rare, brain-eating amoeba. At first, officials thought the amoeba, <i>Naegleria fowleri</i>, had been present in muddy water that the boy was playing in …