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Space: The Next Generation

An All-Female Mission to Mars

As a NASA guinea pig, I verified that women would be cheaper to launch than men.

Bad Astronomy
Oct. 19 2014 7:30 AMPersistence Pays Off: The Smoking Trail of a Shooting Star
Bad Astronomy
Oct. 18 2014 7:30 AMMars and the Comet: The Countdown 
Science
Oct. 17 2014 12:03 PMWhat’s So Dangerous About “Killer Bees”?Humans can survive more than 1,000 stings, but swarms can be even bigger.
Bad Astronomy
Oct. 17 2014 7:30 AMLiterally Shiny: A Firefly Video
Bad Astronomy
Oct. 16 2014 11:35 AMHas Mercury’s Ice Finally Been Seen? (Hint: Yes.)
Bad Astronomy
Oct. 16 2014 7:30 AMTo Pluto … AND BEYOND!
Bad Astronomy
Oct. 15 2014 11:35 AMHow to State Clearly the Evidence for Evolution
Bad Astronomy
Oct. 15 2014 7:30 AMI Got Shot in the Asteroid
Medical Examiner
Oct. 14 2014 11:24 AMWould You Lie to Airport Screeners?The terrible, “lesser evil” choice facing travelers asked about Ebola.
Bad Astronomy
Oct. 14 2014 7:30 AMWhy Yes, It Is Exactly Rocket Science!
Science
Oct. 13 2014 2:48 PMCan a Nightmare Really Kill You?The disturbing syndrome Wes Craven says inspired Nightmare on Elm Street.
Medical Examiner
Oct. 13 2014 12:36 PMThe Dangers of OverreactingThe health care system’s mixed messages about Ebola.
Bad Astronomy
Oct. 12 2014 7:30 AMWhat Does 200 Billion Stars Really Mean?  
Bad Astronomy
Oct. 11 2014 7:30 AMStunning Photo and Video of A New Category of Cloud: Undulatus Asperatus
Bad Astronomy
Oct. 10 2014 7:30 AMTwo Huge Storms Seen From Space Photos
New Scientist
Oct. 19 2014 7:00 AMInspired by PorcupinesWhat could an inventor of medical technologies based on nature learn from Spider-Man?
Medical Examiner
Oct. 17 2014 12:24 PMOperation Stop DiseasePublic health looms large in American foreign intervention, not just when it comes to Ebola.
Bad Astronomy
Oct. 17 2014 11:00 AMFiguratively Shiny: A Firefly Video
Medical Examiner
Oct. 16 2014 9:03 PMEverything That Went Wrong in DallasA timeline of the many missteps surrounding the first cases of Ebola diagnosed in the United States.
Science
Oct. 16 2014 10:04 AMFusion Energy’s Dreamers, Hucksters, and LoonsBottling up the power of the sun will always be 20 years away.
Science
Oct. 15 2014 11:48 AMYou Age Faster in Denver Than in New OrleansThe everyday effects of relativity.
Wild Things
Oct. 15 2014 10:55 AMMarriage Equality’s New Mascot: A Hermaphroditic Snail
Bad Astronomy
Oct. 14 2014 12:16 PMThe Ultimate Space Selfie: 10 Miles From a Comet
Explainer
Oct. 14 2014 11:13 AMKnowledge Gaps and NervousnessWhy is it so hard to prevent Ebola from spreading in hospitals?
Space: The Next Generation
Oct. 13 2014 5:45 PMIs It Legal to Mine Asteroids?How space law could cause conflicts—or cooperation—on Earth
Bad Astronomy
Oct. 13 2014 1:17 PMBritain’s “Best Loved Psychic” and the Very Definition of Irony
Bad Astronomy
Oct. 13 2014 7:30 AMLast Week’s Lunar Eclipse Seen … From Another Planet
New Scientist
Oct. 12 2014 7:24 AMStranger Than Crime FictionHow forensic science makes mysteries more believable.
Science
Oct. 10 2014 11:39 AMEbola Is Not a WeaponConspiracy theories are highly contagious. Here’s why they’re wrong.
Politics
Oct. 9 2014 7:57 PMAre Quarantines Really Legal?The rules and regulations on confining people who’ve been exposed to Ebola.

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