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Why NASA Didn't Just Send Over A Rover To Look For Water On Mars

Mars is basically a pretty arid place, so it's pretty astonishing that the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter was able to spot signs of liquid water on the planet's surface.<p>But even more astonishing in a way is that one of the places where signs of water was spotted is a mere 50 kilometers from where …

American adults get a D in science; 22% confuse astronomy and astrology

Americans get a D in science.<p>So says the Pew Research Center, which issued a report Thursday on the state of the nation's knowledge regarding some basic scientific facts.<p>The public opinion and research organization quizzed a representative sample of U.S. adults on geology, physics and astronomy, …

5 Predictions For The World In 2039

Looking to the year 2039, her book includes interviews with a dozen well-known futurists on everything from brain research to the future of cities …

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Pope Francis attacks 'diseases' of Vatican in Curia address

Pope Francis has unleashed a blistering critique of the Vatican bureaucracy -- or Curia -- criticizing its "illnesses" ranging from the "disease of feeling immortal" to vainglory and excessive planning.<p>In his annual Christmas address to the Curia at the Vatican Monday, the Pontiff warned that "a …

ISS astronaut uses 3D printer to make socket wrench in space

Digital design emailed to zero-gravity printer on International Space Station and used to produce working ratchet<p>Astronauts on the International Space Station have used a zero-gravity 3D printer to produce a working socket wrench complete with ratchet action – using digital plans that were emailed …

Asteroid strike: 7 ways the world could end

As a mountain-sized asteroid is detected heading towards Earth, what is the likeliest 'extinction-level' scenario for mankind?<p>Our solar system is littered with billions of pieces of debris, from the size of large boulders to objects hundreds of miles across. We know that from time to time these hit …

The 10 moments that changed science and engineering: in pictures - Telegraph