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NASA wants to launch its asteroid capture mission in 2019

NASA's plans to snag an asteroid just got a little more concrete. The space agency has narrowed down the launch of its Asteroid Redirect Mission to 2019, with the choice of rock coming a year before that. At the moment, the administration is torn between two potential destinations. One proposed …

Mystery object in lake on Saturn's moon Titan intrigues scientists

Nasa's Cassini probe took image last year as it passed by planet's largest moon – nothing seen when other images taken<p>Scientists are investigating a mystery object that appeared and then vanished again from a giant lake on Titan, the largest moon of Saturn.<p>They spotted the object in an image taken …

The Tragic Story of How Einstein’s Brain Was Stolen and Wasn’t Even Special

My headline may be a bit misleading. Albert Einstein, the Nobel prize-winning physicist who gave the world the theory of relativity, <i>E</i> = <i>mc</i>2, and the law of the photoelectric effect, obviously had a special brain. So special that when he died in Princeton Hospital, on April 18, 1955, the pathologist …

Red Moon, Green Beam

A green beam shooting out of a red moon looks like a still from a sci-fi film. This image was captured by NASA on April 15th in the early morning …

Nano-Tweezers Can Move Molecules With Light

Just in case you were getting bored with the world, we bring you a tiny tweezer made of light beams.<p>Scientists have created the tiniest "tweezers" known to date, which can move around objects the size of single molecules with a "bow tie" of light.<p>"To my knowledge these are the smallest tweezers …

Wearable Robot Lets Humans Easily Lift Over 100 Pounds With Each Hand

Researchers from Italy have developed a wearable robot that enables humans to easily lift over 100 pounds (50 kilograms) with each hand. The robotic …

Plasma Plume Keeps Earth Safe From Solar Storms

Thanks, buddy!<p>Earth has a magnetic field, which begins at the core and stretches far out into space. Typically, this magnetic field is a useful shield for solar activity. However, if the Earth's magnetic field bumps up against the sun's magnetic field, all types of madness can ensue, including …

Astronomy

Ancient "Giant Virus" Revived From Siberian Permafrost

Climate change could release more ancient viruses. Is there a risk to humans?<p>Buried deep in the Siberian permafrost and untouched for over 30,000 years, researchers have discovered what is thought to be the newest representative of what are loosely known as "giant viruses."<p>A team led by Jean-Michel …

'Red Dragon' could visit Mars in proposed NASA mission

Is there life on Mars? NASA is still trying to find out, discovering evidence of water in a Martian meteorite just over a week ago. But though scientists are happy to investigate meteorites and live vicariously through robotic rovers roaming the Red Planet, they're really itching to get their hands …

Astronomy Picture of the Day (APOD)

Should You Stay Up Late?

Come on, one more episode of Scandal couldn't hurt.<p>So you want to keep bingeing on Netflix, but you need to wake up early tomorrow. What’s the worst that could happen?<p><i>Click here to read more about the science of sleep.</i><p><i>This article originally appeared in the March 2014 issue of</i> Popular Science.

'Spring Forward' With These 12 Quick Brunch Recipes

These 12 quick brunch recipes are perfect to make when you've lost an hour of sleep (thanks Daylight Savings!).<p>For those of us who like sleep (that is, everyone) it's the most dreaded morning of the year: The day we "spring forward" into Daylight Savings Time. The bad news: We've lost an hour. The …

Breakfast

Sweet Corn Cake Eggs Benedict with Avocado Hollandaise

<b>corn cakes</b><br>In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, cornmeal, baking soda, salt and pepper. Add the corn, peppers, shallots and garlic to the dry …

Chocolate + Cinnamon Sugar Pan Bread

Bailey's Mint Oreo Icebox Cake (only 4 ingredients!)

I accidentally made you a St. Patrick’s Day dessert.<p>I saw approximately 850 bajillion new Oreo flavors at the grocery store and had to buy them. …

Food Deconstructed - Caesar Salad Soup

Food Deconstructed - Apple Pie Pork Wellington

How to make Caesar Salad - Video Recipe