Yesterday, I asked you what your favorite movie set on Mars was. Now, I’d be interested in knowing what your favorite book (or short story, novella or other written word) is featuring the red planet. Read more...
“Progressive” places like Montreal and Victoria love the planet so much they’re anti-pipeline — so why are they pro-raw sewage? It’s true: In these “green” cities — including Elizabeth May’s own riding — they dump sewage into the water while lecturing the rest of Canada about “dirty” oil sands and pipelines.
Mars has long been a destination for science fiction authors. As we’ve learned more and more about the Red Planet, our stories have changed along with it. Over on Clarkesworld Magazine, I wrote about Science Fiction’s history with Mars. Read more...
October 4, 1957: Sputnik beeps out a cheerful declaration of survival in the harshest of environments as the first artificial satellite to successfully orbit the Earth. Read more...
Steven Colbert, host of The Late Show with Steven Colbert, was quick to jokingly liken SpaceX CEO Elon Musk to a Bond villain when Musk talked about his idea of nuking Mars to speed up the process of warming up the Red Planet. Colbert was just having a good laugh while Musk maintains that this is a fast method of kickstarting climate change on Mars. Show More Summary
Matt Damon has been making it a habit of getting stranded on hostile, deserted planets lately. The Martian opened in theaters on Friday and again we find Damon playing the lonely astronaut on the edge of survival. In The Martian, Mark Watney (Damon) is exploring on the surface of Mars and is caught in a... Show More Summary
NASA has an Office of Planetary Protection. Its purpose is not to protect Earth from invasion by some green skinned monsters, but rather to protect the rest of the universe from us.
Capitalism has some strange outcomes. Destroying the planet and suppressing the poor aside, many guys have realized they can earn money — even build a career — by tapping into the gay market — all it takes is a little emotional detachment. Easy! Below, guys let off a little built up tension at their gay-for-pay […]
The Mighty Deck concept is one of the most practical -- and smallest -- pickup trucks on the planet.
"If you don't explore the various options of what life may be like in the universe, you won't know what to look for when you go out to find it," said Washington State University planetary scientist Dirk Schulze-Makuch. "We do...
A discovery trip to Venus is on NASA’s main agenda over the next several years, the space agency informed earlier this week.
One of the fiercest local derbies on the planet takes place on Sunday as Real Madrid battle neighbours Atletico Madrid at the Vicente Calderon Stadium. The royal team of Spain visit their down-to-earth inner-city rivals in what is due...Show More Summary
Elon Musk has made no secret of his desire to colonize and, perhaps, travel to Mars.Now, the possible discovery of liquid water on the red planet has reenergized his affection for it and now he's trying to clarify his idea for heating...Show More Summary
October’s morning sky resembles a cosmic contra dance, as the moon and a few planets pair with partners for charming conjunctions.Wake early Wednesday (about 4 a.m.) and search the eastern heavens to find a waning crescent moon as it approaches the planets Venus, Mars and Jupiter in the constellation Leo. Show More Summary
Technically Incorrect: Tesla's CEO wants to create constant nuclear pulse explosions so that there'd be two little suns to heat the planet and make it ready for our arrival.
I'm sure you've all heard about The Martian, the Matt Damon trapped in space movie that was released this weekend (and if you haven't, what planet have you been on?). The movie is great, and the science behind it is...
When astronauts blast off from the planet Mars, they leave behind Mark Watney (Matt Damon), presumed dead after a fierce storm. With only a meager... [Continue Reading]
We live on a beautiful planet. A while ago Google took advantage of all the incredibe satellite photography at their disposal and launched "Earth View." Here are some of our favorite wallpapers.
A meat man is going to wrestle a literal giant. What person on the planet isn't excited to see that? On Saturday night, WWE will present its latest WWE Network-exclusive live special, emanating from the prestigious and legendary Madison Square Garden. Show More Summary
To the editor: I too am excited about the exploration of Mars and our solar system. But I worry that we are ignoring existing and life-threatening problems on our own finite and overpopulated planet as we do so. (“Life lines on Red Planet,” Sept. 29)Gaining knowledge about possible oceans on Mars...