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Mars Colonists Must 'Live Off the Land': NASA Report

Long-term human colonization of Mars is feasible, as long as Red Planet pioneers "live off the land," a recent NASA report concludes.<p>"There are …

Nasa releases retro posters for its voyage to Mars – how to download the free artwork

Nasa has released a series of mock recruitment posters for its future voyages to Mars. The agency has published retro artwork seeking to inspire …

These 7 Steps Will Make It Possible for Humans to Live on Mars

'Next, we have to worry about what we will breathe. Frankly, I was really shocked to find out that NASA has this problem worked out.'<p>Elon Musk says …

Reality TV

Microsoft will allow Xbox games to play against PS4 and PC players

Microsoft is announcing a big new feature for Xbox owners today: cross-network play. It's something the software giant has hinted at for years, and now it seems the reality of PS4, Xbox One, and PC players playing the same game together might finally happen. Developers building games for Xbox One …

25 “facts” that really aren’t: You’ve heard them all your life and they just aren’t true

Carrots improve your vision, bats are blind & there’s a 5-second rule when food falls on the floor, right? Well, no<p>There are scientific facts that most of us accept as true. The Earth is round. Check. E=MC squared. Check. Humans evolved from apes. Not exactly.<p>It might come as a surprise that …

The strange star that has serious scientists talking about an alien megastructure

“It was kind of unbelievable that it was real data,” said Yale University astronomer Tabetha Boyajian. “We were scratching our heads. For any idea that came up there was always something that would argue against it.”<p>She was talking to the New Scientist about KIC 8462852, a distant star with a very …

Universe

Alien Species in Contact With Earth Right Now

Do you believe in Extraterrestrial Intelligence? What about the idea that not only do they exist, but that they are in contact with the Earth …

Mars find suggests our solar system is awash with life | Letters

Within the space of a few weeks liquid water has been declared to exist on Mars (Is there life on Mars ? Running water may give a hint, 29 September), the Saturnian moon Enceladus and Pluto (Telegraph, 17 July). This must also surely spell out an abundance of Earth-like bacterial life for the …