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Open Channel: What's Your Favorite Book About Mars? 

16 minutes agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

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...

Green hypocrisy: Victoria, Montreal dump raw sewage — while condemning “dirty” oil sands, pipelines

“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.

4 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

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...

All Hail Sputnik, the First Robotic Overlord to Orbit our Planet

4 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

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...

Elon Musk Explains Logic Behind His Idea Of Nuking Mars

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 Is Again Stranded On A Deserted Planet In ‘The Martian’

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

Protecting Planets Against An Alien Invasion

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.

Guys Reveal What It’s Like To Be ‘Gay For Pay’

9 hours agoLGBT / Gay : Queerty

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 […]

Tokyo preview: Suzuki Mighty Deck concept

10 hours agoVehicles / Cars : Leftlane

The Mighty Deck concept is one of the most practical -- and smallest -- pickup trucks on the planet.

"The Alien" --Life on a Titan-like Planet Would Require a Completely Novel Biochemistry (Weekend Feature)

"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...

NASA Set to Carefully Study Venus, Land a Probe on Surface of Planet

A discovery trip to Venus is on NASA’s main agenda over the next several years, the space agency informed earlier this week.

Madrid Derby 2015: Atletico Madrid vs. Real Madrid Live Stream Schedule and Pick

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

How Elon Musk Would Nuke Mars

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

Skywatch: Planets pair up this month for a cosmic dance

yesterdayHealth : The Checkup

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

Elon Musk explains how he would bomb Mars

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.

NASA Fact Checks "The Martian" On Tumblr

yesterdayFilm / Film Reviews : Pajiba

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...

Kenny and Jim Review ‘The Martian’

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]

Android Wallpaper: Planet Earth

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.

WWE Live from MSG: The full rundown and why you should care

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

Forget Mars. Why don't we spend money to find water in California?

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...

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