Science Fiction Wishful Thinking

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There are a number of science fiction tropes that might come true at some point, but not necessarily within our lifetimes or near future. ...

SpaceX Launches Falcon Heavy, Lands Three “Cores”

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SpaceX Launches a Falcon Heavy, recovers two booster cores on land and the central booster core at sea. SPECTACULAR launch

A Mysterious Asteroid Has Inspired New Impact Predictions

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Huh. Space may not be as dangerous as we once thought!

What really happens in your body and brain when you orgasm?

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Of course they were going to study what happens in the brain during an orgasm now that they have technology to do it.

Exploding stars shed light on fusion energy

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Who'd have thought that heat might be a big factor in what takes place during a fusion reaction?

NASA just tested the tiny nuclear reactor it could use for...

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This looks like the device Mark Watney used to keep warm in The Martian

New Horizons Reveals Ultima Thule’s Surprisingly Weird Shape

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I say potato, you say snowman....

Mars Cannot be Terraformed with Today’s Technology Reveals NASA-Sponsored Study

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Thanks NASA. Every time some science review tells us something can't be done, a bunch of younger scientists work out how to prove them wrong. (I'm guessing they never heard of Trek's Genesis Machine.)

The Nuclear Lab No One Knows About

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Home of the first breeder reactor, and home of the only deaths from working on reactors in the US

A Lab Grew a “Mini Brain” From This Guy’s Cells. Then...

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"We're a collection of cells..."

Anatomical quirks: 10 things you didn’t know about your body

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Though we've learn a lot about ourselves in the last two centuries, it's still clear there's much we don't know.
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Bill Gates Is Working With Geneticists to Create the “Perfect” Cow

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Does this research include avoiding O'Leary's Cow Syndrome (the propensity to kick over flaming lanterns in straw-filled barns?)

The Milky Way’s Supermassive Black Hole Just Did Something Wild

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The Puppeteers have been trying to keep this a secret, like, forever!

Quantum Video Call Displays the Future of Secure Communication

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Quantum messaging: It's like getting letters from Schroedinger's Cat

News | NASA’s Cassini Reveals Surprises with Titan’s Lakes

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Titan has the same hydrolic processes as the Earth, only it uses ethane and methane instead of water

10 of the strangest exoplanets in the universe | Big Think

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While we're not finding too many "Earths", we sure are finding some strange planets

A New Class of ‘Light’ Super-Earth May Be Heavy in Rubies...

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and nestled among the mounds of green cheese are glittery diamonds....

Interplanetary Spots to Visit On Your Voyage to the Solar System...

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Backpacking the Solar System? Here are the giant canyons, giant volcanoes and other sights you won't want to miss.

Head of NASA: Nuclear Propulsion Could Be “Game-Changer”

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We'll need a game changer if we're going to mine those asteroids

NASA Plans to Send a Probe to Hunt for Life on...

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NASA moving ahead to develop probe

Radical Plan to Artificially Cool Earth by Mimicking Volcanic Eruptions Creates...

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Can volcanoes be used to cool the planet?

This planet-eating star consumes its ‘offspring’ – Futurity

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RZ Piscium - eater of worlds. A star in the constellation Pisces provides a view into early planetary formation,

Meteorite diamonds are a solar system time machine | Big Think

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Diamonds found in the desert reveal interesting clues about the early solar system

Binary stars can eject ‘castaways’ into space – Futurity

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Now we know where some "rogue" planets come from

Roy Batty o la memoria de la fragilidad de la vida

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Reflections on Blade Runner's Roy batty, on the occasion of his birthday.

New Study Challenges Previous Conclusions About Water on the Moon

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Campbell's novel - The Moon is Hell - may finally have been rendered obsolete by these new findings.
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NASA’s Got a Plan for a ‘Galactic Positioning System’ to Save...

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Science Fiction often doesn't age well. A galactic positioning system would put paid to quite a few favorite tales.

Cosmic Detective Work: Why We Care About Space Rocks

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Why investigate small bodies? They likely delivered the building blocks for life to the Earth.