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Space Race History Is So Much Better When Everyone's Drunk

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 11.24.2015 | Comedy

Get More: Comedy Central,Funny Videos,Funny TV Shows Exploring the cosmos can be soooo serious. What we need is a primer on the first spac...

Why Blue Origin's Rocket Landing Is Big News For Space Travel

The Huffington Post | Hayley Miller | Posted 11.24.2015 | Science

Blue Origin’s New Shepard became the first fully reusable rocket when it successfully returned to its launchpad after liftoff, the ...

Neil deGrasse Tyson's Number-One Tip For Having Sex In Space

The Huffington Post | Eliza Sankar-Gorton | Posted 11.20.2015 | Science

"Bring a lot of leather belts to keep things strapped down... and you'll be just fine." That's the best way to have sex in space, according to...

Massive New Telescopes To Be The Largest In The World

The Huffington Post | Chris DAngelo | Posted 11.12.2015 | Science

Science is about to enter a new age of cosmic discovery -- one with massive telescopes capable of looking back to the very beginning of time and,...

This Object's Weather Is Cloudy With A Chance Of Molten Rain

The Huffington Post | Eliza Sankar-Gorton | Posted 11.11.2015 | Science

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Space Missions Have Major Effects On Astronauts' Brains

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 11.10.2015 | Science

NASA announced last week that it plans to hire new astronauts for its Mars and International Space Station missions. But before you fill out your app...

Life on Mars

P. Andrew Och | Posted 11.03.2015 | Science
P. Andrew Och

I credit my love and intrigue with outer space to my late mother, Julie Carroll Och. Her father was a geologist for the State Department. He traveled the globe, went into live volcanoes, and narrowly escaped South Korea as the war was breaking out there.

This Gas Exoplanet Is Evaporating To Reveal A Rocky Core

The Huffington Post | Eliza Sankar-Gorton | Posted 11.03.2015 | Science

Inside of gas giant planets -- such as our solar system's very own Neptune and Uranus -- lie secret, miniature worlds. We've never been a...

Humans Have Lived Aboard The ISS For 15 Years Now

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 11.02.2015 | Science

Happy anniversary, International Space Station! The space station made history on November 2, 2000 when a three-person crew became the first to dock ...

The Dyson Sphere -- Not Just Science Fiction

Xaque Gruber | Posted 11.01.2015 | Science
Xaque Gruber

The concept of a Dyson Sphere is not a new one. It was first described by futurist writer Olaf Stapledon in his 1937 science fiction novel, Star Maker.

New NASA Photo Shows A Crescent Pluto In All Its Glory

The Huffington Post | Eliza Sankar-Gorton | Posted 10.31.2015 | Science

A new image of Pluto can be described with one word: breathtaking. NASA's New Horizons spacecraft captured the stunning photo, which shows the dwarf ...

This Comet Leaves Tons Of Alcohol And Sugar In Its Wake

The Huffington Post | Eliza Sankar-Gorton | Posted 10.27.2015 | Science

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If We Don't Push the Limits With Space Exploration, What Are We Really Doing?

Abigail Harrison | Posted 10.16.2015 | Science
Abigail Harrison

Space travel goes beyond the dreams of young students. It's also about each and every one of us here on Earth ... at this very moment. By committing to space exploration, we are making it known that we believe in the world that we live in right now.

Pluto Has Blue Skies And Red Ice On Its Surface, NASA Says

The Huffington Post | David Freeman | Posted 10.14.2015 | Science

NASA's New Horizons mission keeps revealing new surprises about Pluto. The latest: The far-flung dwarf planet has blue skies and small patches of wate...

The Martian: Farming on Mars Is Not Science Fiction

Bruce Bugbee | Posted 10.02.2015 | Science
Bruce Bugbee

There are many challenges and many benefits of growing food on Mars. For a long-term mission, it isn't cost effective to haul food to Mars if we can grow it there. And with the reports of Martian salt water this week, we can start a biological life support system by filtering the salt out of the water that is already there.

ReThink Review: The Martian -- Is Matt Damon the Next Tom Hanks?

Jonathan Kim | Posted 10.02.2015 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

Both actors can handle comedy and drama, have been in a nice mix of Oscar contenders and crowd pleasers, do funny stuff on late night shows, and both display an effortless, non-threatening, regular-guy appeal that makes them easy to relate to and root for.

How A Scary Rock Climbing Mistake Helped Me Prepare For Mars One

Sue Ann Pien | Posted 09.25.2015 | Science
Sue Ann Pien

My best friend Vanessa Nigro Halby and I used to climb almost daily. We met at the climbing gym, when I saw her tumbling off the top of a bouldering wall because she missed the last dyno. That's climbing speak for a move that can only be made by jumping for it. If you miss it, you'll fall.

The One Item From Home I'd Take With Me To Mars

Mohammed Sallam | Posted 09.22.2015 | Science
Mohammed Sallam

I became a promising classical violinist by the age of 10. Two years later I joined the orchestra, and then I became leader of the orchestra. Glamorous, neat, classy, we toured everywhere playing classical music in opera houses. I loved it, but with every concert my "little dream" of becoming an astronaut was fading away without me even realizing.

Watch These Guys Make A HUGE Model Of Our Solar System

The Huffington Post | Eliza Sankar-Gorton | Posted 09.18.2015 | Science

You've seen models of the the solar system on posters, in textbooks, and in those little mechanical gizmos known as orreries. But these repr...

11 YouTube Channels Every Science Nerd Should Follow

The Huffington Post | Eliza Sankar-Gorton | Posted 09.17.2015 | Science

Yes, YouTube is full of cat videos and vine compilations. But it's also chock full of fun and educational science videos--if you know where to lo...

Cool NASA Video Lets You See A Lunar Eclipse From The Moon

The Huffington Post | Eliza Sankar-Gorton | Posted 09.15.2015 | Science

In anticipation of the upcoming "supermoon" lunar eclipse, NASA has released a remarkable new video (above) that shows what the rare celesti...

Look Out, Elon Musk: Jeff Bezos Is Going To Space, Too

Reuters | Alexandra Ma | Posted 09.15.2015 | Technology

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., Sept 15 (Reuters) -- Amazon founder Jeff Bezos unveiled plans on Tuesday to build a rocket manufacturing plant and launch site ...

'Wet' Galactic Collisions and Grandiose Star Formation

Mario De Leo Winkler | Posted 09.14.2015 | Science
Mario De Leo Winkler

In the observable universe, galaxies (the gravitational grouping of stars, dust, gas and dark matter) come in three main flavors: spirals, ellipticals and irregulars. Yet each flavor has its own distinguishing characteristic.

Why Mars Is The Next Frontier For Human Exploration

Adriana Marais | Posted 09.17.2015 | Science
Adriana Marais

I find myself living at a very particular point in the almost 4 billion years of the evolution of life on this planet. I feel extraordinarily lucky to be alive right now, when for the very first time, we are able to investigate terrestrial life on scales smaller than the size of atoms, as well as look to the skies for evidence of extra-terrestrial life many hundreds of light years beyond Earth.

When Can We Talk About Anchor Babies on Mars?

Jan Millsapps, Ph.D. | Posted 09.11.2015 | Politics
Jan Millsapps, Ph.D.

When the current crop of presidential candidates speak of aliens, they are not referring to those living on other planets. There are no off-Earth colonists and no anchor babies on Mars - yet.