November 30, 2012

Everybody Chill, NASA Says: No Martian Organics Found

Relax everyone. There are no little green men or even a hint of organics on Mars… not yet, anyway. “Everybody, chill,” Tweeted the Curiosity rover today. […]
November 30, 2012

NASA probe delivers surprise, finds organics, ice on Mercury

Scientists believe material came millions of years ago on comets, asteroids Despite searing daytime temperatures, Mercury, the planet closest to the sun, has ice and frozen […]
November 30, 2012

Japans fastest train floats on magnets

Japan’s JR Central Railway Company recently unveiled plans for a new high-speed train propelled by magnetic fields. Reaching speeds of more than 310 mph, the Series […]
November 29, 2012

No, the U.S. Did Not Have a Plan to 'Blow Up' the Moon

There’s a story making the rounds this week concerning an alleged plot cooked up by the United States in the 1950s to detonate a nuclear bomb […]
November 29, 2012

Cambridge to open centre for Terminator studies

Threats to humanity “Cambridge is to open a centre for ‘Terminator studies’ where leading academics will study the risks that super-intelligent robots and computers could become […]
November 29, 2012

Countering the new horsemen of the apocalypse

Nuclear war, climate change, lab-created viruses and out-of-control machines need to be understood, but there are risks to lumping threats together CALL them the modern horsemen […]
November 29, 2012

Monster Black Hole is the biggest ever found!

Astronomers have discovered what may be the most massive black hole ever known in a small galaxy about 250 million light-years from Earth, scientists say. The […]
November 29, 2012

The Real Six Million Dollar Man

We’ve all, or at least a certain generation of us, have seen “The Six Million Dollar Man.” The TV series is about a pilot, Steve Austin, […]
November 28, 2012

Storms on Saturn

NASA’s Cassini spacecraft has been traveling the Saturnian system in a set of inclined, or tilted, orbits that give mission scientists a vertigo-inducing view of Saturn’s […]