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NASA Exoplanet Mission to Hunt Down Earth-sized Worlds

Set to launch in 2017, NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) will monitor more than half a million stars over its two-year mission, …

Mars One Has Officially Raised “Millions” To Build The Red Planet’s First Human Settlement

Mars One, the private not-for-profit that’s planning to build the red planet’s first human settlement in 2023, has secured several million dollars in funding for its mission.<p>Though a few million dollars might pale in comparison to the estimated $6 billion Mars One anticipates this mission will …

Microsoft launches program to hire people with autism

In a move to further diversify its hiring practices, Microsoft has announced that it will make a concerted effort to hire people with autism.<p>Working with specialist employment agency Specialisterne, which trains and finds positions for people diagnosed on the autism spectrum, the program will kick …

Solar Eclipses Are Slowly Disappearing, And There's Nothing We Can Do To Stop It

About twice a year, the Moon appears to pass in front of the Sun, giving rise to a partial solar eclipse if the alignment is imperfect, but leading to either a total or annular solar eclipse if the Earth, Moon and Sun all form a straight line in space.<p>It’s only by chance that the Moon and the Sun …

13 Things You Didn't Know About Body Hair

Gross and informative!<p><b>1. Body hair doesn't last as long as the hair on your head.</b> The reason body hair doesn't get longer than a few inches is because it only has a lifespan of about six months.<p><b>2. Your body hair has muscles.</b> Believe it or not, your body hair has muscle cells; it's what makes them …

Pocket Universe: Virtual Sky Astronomy (for iPad)

<b>Pros</b><p>Decent virtual view of the night sky. Loaded with extras, such as an interactive solar system view, 3D planets that you can spin, star and …

Pregnant Jehovah's Witness' decision to refuse treatment 'harrowing' for hospital staff after mother and baby die

The woman's obstetricians, who in Australia would otherwise "rarely see people die, or make a decision that will hasten death" were unable to perform …

22 Things To Start Doing Now That Will Improve The Rest Of Your Life

503 Shares<p>1. Exercise.<p>And if you can, exercise in the morning. This helps in so many ways. It will help you sleep better at night and be more alert …

17 signs you learned to drink in Texas

<b>1.</b> You are a master at solving the puzzles on the underside of Lone Star bottle caps.<p><b>2.</b> Any place that serves a margarita smaller than your head is …

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23 Cute Animals Who Just Want You To Have A Nice Monday

Hey, Mondays aren't so bad.

As Bill Gates promised, Microsoft will soon have its own Apple Pay alternative

Last month, it showed off a "tap to pay" feature baked into Windows 10 phones during a conference for Windows hardware makers in China, the WinHEC conference.<p>With a bit of sleuthing, banking consultant Faisal Khan, found evidence that Microsoft has already received approval from one state to fire …

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The Day the Marines Met Their Robotic Mule

Popular Mechanics watches the first time a squad of Marines uses the LS3, a robot built to deploy with the Corps.<p>Last week a handful of Marines from the 1st Battalion, 5th Regiment, including Beedle, came across country from Camp Pendleton, Calif. to Fort Devens, Mass. After attending training …