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Study Says Eating Bacon Will Make You Live Longer… Sorta.

Study Says Eating Bacon Will Make You Live Longer… Sorta.
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, bacon is proof God loves us. Crispity, crunchity bacon is easily my favorite food. The problem is a lot of people want you to believe bacon is…

Neil deGrasse Tyson’s Punch-Out!!: This Would Probably be the World’s Hardest Game

Neil deGrasse Tyson’s Punch-Out!!: This Would Probably be the World’s Hardest Game
Pauline Acalin mashed up the Neil deGrasse Tyson reaction meme with Nintendo’s classic boxing game Punch-Out!! to create this funny print. Can you imagine what physics boxing would be like? Chess boxing would be a walk…
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Mars Curiosity Rover Takes Its Longest Drive Yet (Without Drawing a Penis)

Mars Curiosity Rover Takes Its Longest Drive Yet (Without Drawing a Penis)
NASA has announced that the Curiosity Rover took its longest drive yet on the surface of Mars earlier this week. The longest one-day drive in the rover’s history occurred on September 5, putting it within viewing…

Scientists Realize Massive Near-Earth Asteroid Is Actually a Comet after Three Decades

Scientists Realize Massive Near-Earth Asteroid Is Actually a Comet after Three Decades
This story proves that sometimes even really smart people get things horribly wrong. For the last 30 years, astronomers have believed that a massive object known as Don Quixote was a near-Earth asteroid. In fact, the…

NASA Records Great Balls of Fire on Video

NASA Records Great Balls of Fire on Video
In the predawn hours of August 28, a NASA video network consisting of five cameras located in the southeast United States recorded a massive fireball. The fireball was a meteor that entered the atmosphere of Earth…

Air Force Launches Collaboratory: A Place to Collaborate and Solve Science Problems

Air Force Launches Collaboratory: A Place to Collaborate and Solve Science Problems
Despite tremendous technological advancements over the last several decades, there are still numerous challenges which face the world every day. The Air Force has just launched a new website to encourage collaborative problem solving, and to…

Sisters Build Their Own Mars Rover

Sisters Build Their Own Mars Rover
Two North California sisters, inspired by a documentary, decided to make a Mars Rover by themselves with help from their dad Robert Beatty. Now, 13-year-old Camille Beatty’s and 11-year-old Genevieve’s remote-controlled replica of the Mars Spirit…

Take a Bite of This $330,000 Lab-Grown Burger

Take a Bite of This $330,000 Lab-Grown Burger
I love burgers and I love steaks. I love vegetables (some of them) and I love the environment. Unfortunately, you can’t really love all of them at once (with the exception of veggies) because raising cattle …

Use Your Brain to Set Fire to This Brain

Use Your Brain to Set Fire to This Brain
This 15 foot-tall steel brain sculpture can be controlled by your brain waves. It is called Mens Amplio (that means “mind expanding” in Latin). The interactive brain and head has been embedded with LEDs in the…

Non-Profit Group Wants to Clone Old Trees to Repopulate Forests

Non-Profit Group Wants to Clone Old Trees to Repopulate Forests
They’ve already done it with frogs and sheep, so what’s to stop them from doing the same thing with trees? I’m talking about cloning and how some people in the scientific community are turning to it…

In Space, No One Can Hear You Squeeze (a Wash Cloth)

In Space, No One Can Hear You Squeeze (a Wash Cloth)
Let’s be honest, everything is more difficult in space than here on Earth. It’s hard enough just to get into space and bring all of the things humans need to survive. It’s an amazing technological feat…

Fusion Drive Could Get Astronauts to Mars and Back in a Month

Fusion Drive Could Get Astronauts to Mars and Back in a Month
The problem with exploring our solar system today is that we lack the technology to make voyages between planets quick enough. It’s nearly impossible to visit other planets because of slow propulsion systems that expose astronauts…

Artist Uses Bacteria to Make Artwork

Artist Uses Bacteria to Make Artwork
Back in my college days, I took microbiology and spent plenty of time in the lab culturing various bacteria. My microbiology professor hated it if we drew patterns or other than random circles or zigzags in…

Smart Herb Garden Needs No Sun or Soil

Smart Herb Garden Needs No Sun or Soil
I’m not a big fan of growing stuff, mostly because I kill pretty much everything I’ve ever plant. I always water them too much or too little and eventually my plants turn dead and dry or…

Mercury May Have Once Had a Lava Ocean

Mercury May Have Once Had a Lava Ocean
Researchers have been poring over data captured by the NASA Messenger probe as it conducted its study of Mercury. Amongst the data the probe discovered about the incredibly hot and small planet, were some tidbits about…

DARPA Wants Electronics That Melt into the Environment on Command

DARPA Wants Electronics That Melt into the Environment on Command
DARPA is looking for input from companies in the electronics industry, researchers, and other interested parties on technology that sounds like something out of a Mission Impossible movie. No, they don’t want exploding sunglasses or anything…
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