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Asteroid in a Bag? Bag it, Says MIT Space Scientist

MIT planetary scientist Richard Binzel calls himself an “asteroid guy.” He’s been studying the rocky planetoids for decades now, so you might think …

Mystery of Earth's Water Origin Solved

Instead of arriving later by comet impact, Earth's waters have likely existed since our planet's birth.<p>The water that makes Earth a majestic blue marble was here from the time of our planet's birth, according to a new study of ancient meteorites, scientists reported Thursday.<p>Where do the oceans …

NASA’s Orion spacecraft could make ‘Interstellar’ a reality

Christopher Nolan’s epic movie “Interstellar” is set to open next week…but already NASA’s Orion spacecraft is well on its way to making this sort of space exploration beyond the Moon a reality.<p>In the movie, a group of explorers break through current limitations on human space travel and traverse …

Scientists Find Differences In The Brains Of People With Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

<i>By Nathan Collins</i><p>Chronic fatigue syndrome affects as many as four in a thousand people in the United States -- perhaps more. Despite that, there's been slow progress in understanding the disease, and researchers still aren't exactly sure what causes it. Now, a small new study hints that subtle …

Bill Gates on poverty, GMOs, Microsoft, and vacationing at the Large Hadron Collider

This morning, Bill and Melinda Gates published their foundation’s annual letter, which attempts to debunk commonly held beliefs in development economics.<p>Quartz caught up with Mr. Gates to talk about the letter, how he’s juggling his work at the Gates Foundation with his work at Microsoft, and what …

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Yahoo’s Geek Goddess

As one of Google’s highest-ranking women, Marissa Mayer became a Silicon Valley superstar, but inside the search giant her dazzle sometimes wore thin, with colleagues rebelling against her imperious style. In the wake of Mayer’s jump to run the struggling Yahoo, Bethany McLean asks whether she will …

DARPA Aims to Rebuild Brains

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Charging Your Electric Car in a Public Outlet Is Cause for Arrest

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>In a bind, you probably wouldn't think twice about recharging your cell phone in the nearest public …

Don't hate the woman behind the 'world's worst selfie'

It's the most selfish "selfie" ever! While police officers tried to talk down a man who was preparing to jump off the Brooklyn Bridge, a woman in the park below took out her phone and posed for the type of photograph that recently gave Oxford Dictionaries its word of the year.<p>She made the cover of …

Four Photography Rules That No Longer Apply

For the most part, the laws of photography have stayed the same throughout its lifetime: Light is of utmost importance, always take time to compose …

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You've got Toymail: the invention that lets parents chat to their kids remotely

A new troupe of talking animal-shaped Mailmen can read out messages sent from your phone directly to your children<p>Need to go upstairs to say goodnight to your children? Wouldn't it just be easier if you could send them a message to be read out in a creepy robot voice by one of their toys?<p>Help may …

US government pays $50 million to settle piracy lawsuit

Company says the US Army pirated thousands of software copies without authorization<p>The US government this week agreed to pay $50 million to a Texas-based company that accused the military of pirating its software. The company, Apptricity, struck a software licensing deal with the Department of …