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Opinion: How comet mission helps in search for alien life

November 2014 may well be remembered as the time when humanity first landed a robotic probe on the nucleus of a comet.<p>Fittingly, the mission that accomplished this remarkable feat is called "Rosetta." In 1799, French soldiers discovered an ancient Egyptian tablet, inscribed in 196 BC with writing …

Bloomberg says new iPads (with anti-reflective coating) go into production

While most of the Apple-watching world has its sights focused on the next iPhone, Apple has put next-generation versions of the iPad into production. That’s according to Bloomberg News, which says that the new full-sized iPad Air model will be announced later this quarter or early next quarter and …

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Found! 3 super-Earth planets that could support alien life

The habitable zone of a nearby star is filled to the brim with planets that could support alien life, scientists announced Tuesday.<p>An international team of scientists found three potentially habitable planets around the star Gliese 667C, a star 22 light-years from Earth that is orbited by at least …

Leap's Airspace app store hits beta ahead of July 22nd launch

About a year after Leap Motion's "Kinect on steroids" controller made its debut, Leap's Airspace app store has finally moved into beta testing. Access to Airspace will be available on both the Mac and PC, and is limited to the 12,000 or so developers who currently own a Leap controller. As of …

Kids' Scariest Movie Monsters

The Greatest Science Fiction-Themed Bars and Restaurants on Earth

You may never get to drink at the Cantina — but you can still visit some real-life watering holes that celebrate your favorite stories. We've already …

Ten of the world’s toughest bike rides

Cycling’s toughest competitors will line up their bikes in the Corsican town of Porto-Vecchio on 29 June for the centenary edition of the Tour de France. Three weeks of extreme climbs and lightning-fast time trials await. So if their exploits leave you feeling inspired, why not try one of these …

Navy Researchers Put Dark Lightning to the SWORD

Discovered “by accident” by NASA’s Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope in 2010, dark lightning is a surprisingly powerful — yet invisible — by-product of …

Thunderstorms

Infographic: This Chart Will Turn You Into A White Wine Snob

Not too long ago I met a winemaker who said, “I believe all grapes would be red if they could.” Harsh words if you happen to be a white grape. Say we chalk it up to a simple misunderstanding, in which case this infographic from graphic designer Sean Seidell should provide some clarity.<p>Seidell, who …

Grilled Flank Steak Recipe | Leite's Culinaria

Jump to the recipe<p><i>This grilled flank steak relies on a quick and easy dry rub of cumin, coriander, paprika, garlic, and cayenne rather than a</i> …

Skillet Eggs with Asparagus, Pancetta, and Parmesan Recipe

I happen to love a kick of heat in almost everything that I make, but I realize not everyone feels that way. Feel free to leave out the chili flakes in the recipe or increase the amount, depending on your desired heat level.<p><b>Note:</b> You can leave out the pancetta to make this dish vegetarian, just …

Dinner Tonight: Grill-Roasted Meatloaf + Horseradish Dill Potato Salad

This is the meat and potatoes dinner that you'll tell your friends about. Grilled, wrapped in bacon, and glazed with a Dr. Pepper-laced sauce (yes, we went there), this meatloaf delivers. Pair with a kicked-up horseradish potato salad; the combination is new and exciting, but brings back memories …

Eggplant with Bacon Miso

4 Servings<p>Serve this rich, glazed eggplant as a starter, or with rice and a simply prepared piece of fish for a main course.<p>June 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 slice thick-cut bacon, finely chopped<p>1/3 cup white miso (fermented soybean paste)<p>3 tablespoons mirin (sweet Japanese rice wine)<p>4 Japanese or Chinese …

Can harnessing algae's natural goodness keep our skin fresh?

Last week, continuing my theme of self-education, I ventured out of the UK on a press trip. My heart doesn't leap at the prospect of a press trip but …

Dmitry Itskov wants to help you live forever by swapping your body for an android avatar

The Russian billionaire talks immortality, the Dalai Lama, and lifelike robotic heads<p>If Dmitry Itskov has his way, the human lifespan will soon no longer depend on the limitations of the human body. Itskov, a Russian tycoon and former media mogul, is the founder of the 2045 Project — a venture that …

Lone Signal: First Continous Message Beacon to Find and Say Hello to an Extraterrestrial Civilization

Although scientists have been listening for years to search for indications of other sentient life in the Universe, just a few efforts have been made …

Paranormal

The Energy Fix: How Waste Could Power The U.S. For Decades

The world throws away enormous amounts of energy each day. In the U.S. alone, waste streams could account for 100,000 megawatts of untapped electrical capacity. New technology could convert those overlooked sources into usable power.<p>The Radioactive Option<p>Next-Next-Gen Nuclear Power<p>U.S. nuclear …

Miracle material: the graphene revolution

The race is on to harness the potential of graphene, a substance that is harder than diamond, yet incredibly flexible, and the world’s best conductor of electricity.<p>Kostya Novoselov tends to wear an air of slight distraction. But when a problem or topic of conversation sparks his curiosity, his …

How I Survived A Week Without Food

I consumed nothing but Soylent, a food-replacing beverage, for a week. Here's what happened to me (and my poop).<p><i>Click here for a step-by-step guide to making homemade Soylent</i><p>My best friend's graduation ceremony starts in 10 minutes and I'm trying to suppress vomit at a Speedway.<p>It's my third day on …

Eye Candy: Eric Paré's Amazing 360° Stop-Motion Photography Technique

Montreal-based photographer Eric Paré of Timecode Lab has been experimenting with hybrid light-painting and stop-motion photography for some time …

How to Create Refractograph Abstract Photography

Ever look through a kaleidoscope as a kid? You would hold the tube up to your eye, twist the end, and see an array of wild colors and patterns move …

Photography

A gigabit is not enough. New research takes us to 400Gbps.

<i>This article was updated at 11:46 a.m. PT to correct the bandwidth measurement in the article’s excerpt and to clarify a statement about</i> …

11 Of The World’s Hottest Bikes

New York City’s soon-to-be-launched bike-sharing program has met with Big Apple-size skepticism. It’s too dangerous for a city with so little cycling infrastructure, detractors cry. The bike stations are too ugly (and a blight on historic neighborhoods), and the bikes themselves are crass …

Jacob Barnett, 14-Year-Old With Asperger's Syndrome, May Be Smarter Than Einstein

When Jacob Barnett was 2 years old, he was diagnosed with moderate to severe autism. Doctors told his parents that the boy would likely never talk or read and would probably be forever unable to independently manage basic daily activities like tying his shoe laces.<p>But they were sorely, …

A Completely Grueling (And Life-Changing) 7 Minute Workout - The Fox Is Black

What if it took you only 7 minutes to get a full body workout? That’s the claim of an article in the May-June issue of the American College of Sports …

Hubble Observes Planet-"Polluted" Dead Stars In Hyades

For those of us who practice amateur astronomy, we’re very familiar with the 150 light-year distant Hyades star cluster – one of the jewels in the …

Universe

This Diagram is Better than 183,487 Images

When it comes to immediate and widespread appeal, astronomical diagrams have it tough. There’s a reason we have Most Awesome Space Images of 2012, …