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SXSW Health and MedTech: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

Erin Sharoni | Posted 03.19.2015 | Technology
Erin Sharoni

Like an increasingly gnarly chia pet, SXSW has exploded in scope at an exponential pace. The massive set of film, music and interactive technology conferences have taken over the city of Austin each year since 1987, so it should come as no surprise that in 2015 yet another joined the fray: the Health & MedTech Expo.

Biosphere 2: Real Life Reality TV

Findery | Posted 02.09.2015 | Travel

The 30th season of Survivor, premieres on February 25th. For 15 years, I have indulged in my guilty pleasure of watching castaways try to outwit, outlast and outplay each other for a million dollars.

Space Aliens Are Already Here

Robert Sanders | Posted 10.15.2014 | Science
Robert Sanders

Until astronomers detect signs of life on Earth-like plants around Sun-like stars, or until SETI searches record an old TV show broadcast by a civilization circling another star, we will have to be satisfied with these tiny, fluffy space aliens.

The 'Firefly' Cast Reuniting Is The Best News In The Verse

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 07.25.2014 | Entertainment

The crew of the Serenity, along with other cast members from Joss Whedon’s "Firefly," are reuniting to reprise their roles for the game "Firefly Onl...

Do Animals Need a UN Ambassador?

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 09.03.2014 | World
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

As a matter of animal welfare/rights, cruelty/abuse should have the same meaning for a dog in China as the U.S. Identifying animals by their nationality stretches sovereignty -- people can be rabidly nationalistic but dogs cannot.

Donating $10 Can Win You A Trip To Space.. Because You've Always Wanted To Be An Astronaut

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 04.24.2014 | Impact

Would you carpe diem and travel into the great unknown? If your answer is "yes," donating to a worthy cause could make your dream a reality. With t...

WATCH: You've Never Seen The Milky Way Like This

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 03.24.2014 | Science

You've never seen the Milky Way quite like this. A new panoramic view of our galaxy is the result of 2.5 million images captured by NASA’s Spitze...

WATCH: Fly Through The Galaxies In Your Own Virtual Spaceship

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 03.12.2014 | Science

Ever wondered what it might be like to soar through the galaxies? Wonder no more. A new animated video puts you inside a virtual spaceship for a b...

What NASA Is For -- Now Shut Up and Listen

Rick Tumlinson | Posted 04.12.2014 | Science
Rick Tumlinson

I believe both sides -- those who are pro-toasters in space and those who are pro-studs to the stars -- are lost, losing, and will in the end be seen as engaged in a dated and rhetorical dance that will have no meaning, if the rest of us choose the right path moving forward.

First Sex Doll Launched Into Space? What's Coming Next?

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 01.25.2014 | Weird News

It's happened. We finally launched a sex toy into the final frontier. Go America? The inflatable sex doll named Missy was launched near Lake Tahoe...

WATCH: Squishy Bots May Soon Explore Distant Worlds

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 12.30.2013 | Science

Could this jumble of poles one day bounce around on Saturn's moon Titan? Called the Super Ball Bot, this collapsible rover prototype is being devel...

WATCH: Is THIS How Earth Would Look To Alien Spacecraft?

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 12.13.2013 | Science

Ever wonder how Earth might look to an approaching alien spacecraft? Our planet and moon might look a little something like what you see in the YouTub...

WATCH: Time-Lapse Of Earth From The ISS Is Just.. Wow

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 12.05.2013 | Science

Just about any view from the International Space Station is spectacular--and perhaps that's not surprising since the ISS orbits Earth at a speed of 5 ...

WATCH: What's It Like To Have Thanksgiving In Space?

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 11.28.2013 | Science

There you are at home, chowing down on your Thanksgiving feast of turkey and mashed potatoes. Meanwhile, folks high above you are experiencing the hol...

WATCH: Astronaut Uses Own Hair For Goofy Microgravity Demo

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 10.30.2013 | Science

It's a lot easier to move in microgravity than in the 1G environment on Earth. In fact, in microgravity a single hair can be used to propel your entir...

WATCH: What If The Moon Were As Close As The ISS?

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 10.22.2013 | Science

The moon is roughly 240,000 miles away from earth, the International Space Station only about 260 miles away. So what would it look like if the moon o...

Is It Feasible to Hover in the Atmosphere, Wait for the Earth to Rotate, and Then Land Somewhere Instead of Flying There?

Quora | Posted 12.02.2013 | Science

You are coupled to the reference frame of the Earth. While on the surface your velocity relative to the Earth is zero. If you start to levitate above the ground you are still attached to the reference frame of the Earth and will hover over the same spot on the ground.

Beer Made From Lunar Meteorites Is Literally Out Of This World

The Huffington Post | Rachel Tepper | Posted 10.03.2013 | Weird News

Now here's a beer that's literally out of this world. Celest-jewel-ale, a small-batch beer concocted by the geniuses at Milton, Del.-based brewery Dog...

Ever Wonder How A Blind Person Thinks About Outer Space?

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 09.10.2013 | Science

How does a person who can't see conceptualize such intangible concepts as outer space, sunrise, being up high, looking far down or the horizon? Watch ...

WATCH: Turning A Skate Vid Into A Work Of Art

Sarah Barness | Posted 08.28.2013 | Arts

Though it's hard to go wrong with some slow motion, outer space and nice music, it takes a special kind of eye to make a worthwhile video. That's why ...

'The Astronaut Wives' Share Their Stories

HuffPost Live | Posted 06.17.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

During early space exploration programs like Project Mercury and the iconic Apollo missions, astronauts were American rock stars. Behind these men sto...

Musical Duo From Planet Mawama Saves Comatose Earth

Marcel Hidalgo | Posted 08.10.2013 | Entertainment
Marcel Hidalgo

My Woshin Mashin sounds like a goofy name. For Hugo Simons and his wife, Bibi Tulin, it's a name the electronic duo created for their band. They came up with it by using what they call their mythical language, known as Mawamian, mingled with English.

Why Don't We Have Space Elevators?

Getty images | Posted 05.29.2013 | Science

By: Jillian Scharr Published: 05/29/2013 10:48 AM EDT on TechNewsDaily With his 1979 novel "The Fountains of Paradise," science-fiction writer Arth...

Why Bother Searching for ET?

Seth Shostak | Posted 06.01.2013 | Science
Seth Shostak

It's a disturbing question, and one that I seem to get more frequently than before. "Why are you looking for evidence of extraterrestrials? What's the point?"

Can You Grow a Tree in Zero Gravity?

Quora | Posted 05.26.2013 | Science

This question originally appeared on Quora. Answer by Matt Sutton, physics graduate from the University of Sussex Yes, you can, though there is on...