Science

December 22, 2015

NASA wants to grow potatoes on Mars

In Ridley Scott‘s science fiction drama The Martian, Matt Damon’s character plays a botanist who discovers how to grow potatoes on the Red Planet. Now, scientists […]
December 22, 2015

SpaceX Successfully Lands A Giant Falcon 9 Rocket For The First Time

SpaceX has done it. Elon Musk’s rocket startup just successfully launched and then landed a Falcon 9 rocket some 10 minutes later. This comes after several […]
December 21, 2015

NASA Lays Groundwork for Sending Humans to Mars

Scientists and engineers gathered together to figure out what would make a good Martian landing site and what hurdles they’ll have to overcome for a 2035 […]
December 20, 2015

More People, More Problems: Overpopulation and the Importance of Space Research

7.3 billion is a hard number to really comprehend. It’s approximately the number of seconds that go by over the course of 231 years. It’s twice […]
December 20, 2015

NASA 3D Printed A Rocket Engine That Actually Works

The components were created via an additive manufacturing process known as selective laser smelting. Unlike the commercially available 3D printers you can currently buy, which use […]
December 19, 2015

Who’s Out There—NASA’s Astrobiology

On September 29, NASA described its astrobiology program to a Congressional House Committee, emphasizing its need for a joint effort from varied academic disciplines and the […]
December 19, 2015

Astronaut Tim Peake: Life in space is 'absolutely spectacular'

UK astronaut Tim Peake says his first three days in space have been better than he imagined. Speaking from the International Space Station, he said life […]
December 19, 2015

NASA drilled into surface of Mars and found something 'never seen before'

BLUE dust has been found within Mars by NASA’s Curiosity rover 4WD droid, which has been exploring the planet for 40 months. As it carried out […]
December 18, 2015

Dark Energy

The universe, one of the most elusive entities known to the human mind, is primarily composed of what we don’t know, what we can’t see, and […]