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January 20, 2016

Study confirms that something's weird about the 'alien megastructure' star

Astronomers really want to know what’s happening around a star that’s 1,480 light-years away. In October, astronomers floated the idea that the star KIC 8462852 could […]
January 18, 2016

Time Dilation

Einstein’s theory of relativity is probably one of the most intriguing theories ever conceived of; and probably the most interesting aspect of this is the phenomenon […]
January 17, 2016

Who’s Out There—Life’s Struggle On Earth

When we take life for granted, we put ourselves in danger of missing out on its most amazingly complex manifestations. For example, trees (when they “realize” […]
January 16, 2016

Researchers propose method for teleporting creatures' memories

Teleportation is one of those future technologies I wish for almost every day–and never more longingly as when I wait for the delayed crowded subway to […]
January 16, 2016

Moon village is best way to replace International Space Station: ESA head

FRANKFURT – Think a village on the moon sounds like science fiction? – It could be a reality by 2030, if the head of the European […]
January 15, 2016

Inside NASA’s Plan To Radically Redesign How We Fly

It’s probably been a long time since flying amazed you. Air travel tends to feel like an inconvenience these days—not a miracle of engineering. This is […]
January 14, 2016

Budd-e

After watching the Faraday Future roll out at CES 2016 I was a little disappointed. Mostly, because they did such a good job of ratcheting up […]
January 13, 2016

The Wow! Signal: Aliens or just comets?

Tuesday, January 12, 2016, 5:30 PM – First comets take away our alien megastructures, and now they may lay claim to one of the most enduring […]
January 12, 2016

Meet the First Hispanic American in Space

His first mission, on the shuttle Columbia, launched 30 years ago on Jan. 12, 1986 Growing up in Costa Rica, Franklin Chang Díaz and his friends […]