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How close are we to sending humans to Mars?

20 hours ago
<a href="">NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS</a>/<a href="">CC BY 2.0</a>

In a recent op-ed, President Barack Obama renewed his call, first made in 2010, for Americans to reach Mars by the 2030s.

What’s the future of your commute?

Oct 23, 2016
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For commuters in Manhattan, the ride-hailing service Uber now offers a $5 flat fare for carpooling with other riders headed in the same direction.

Recently, the company inked a deal with the city of Summit, New Jersey, to offer commuters subsidized rides to and from the train station, as the area suffers from parking congestion. Does the future of commuting start with an app? Experts say there could be real benefits to merging ride-booking technology with our commutes, but for the moment, not everyone — or every place — stands to gain equally.

<a href="">NASA</a>/<a href="">CC BY 2.0</a>. Image cropped.

Mike Massimino is one of the few people on the planet who has looked back down on Earth from the Hubble Space Telescope, which is now about 340 miles above us in space. Massimino got this chance twice, in fact, on separate repair missions.

But to hear him tell the story, Massimino’s dreams of becoming an astronaut were always a bit of a long shot. In fact, he was rejected by NASA’s astronaut program three times.

Is All Fair in Love and Cyber War?

Oct 21, 2016

‘It Was Totally Planet Nine’

Oct 21, 2016