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6 video games that can help older players focus and relax

Yeah, relax. Video games do anything but relax me.

A comet ‘burps’ as a satellite watches the whole thing

Comet 46P/Wirtanen has gas, and TESS was there to see it

15 holiday gift ideas for space fans and future astronauts

Cool Geeky Gifts! How about some space socks?

Researchers find a lack of sleep makes the brain lean on...

Want to cure your anxiety? Deep sleep.

Scientists find a new way to measure gravity

Scientists use lasers that suspend atoms in air to measure gravity.

Prove or disprove: A Nobel Prize winner’s approach to science

Do you know how the scientific method works? This Nobel Laureate does.

10 great physics courses you can take online right now, for...

If you can't attend the Launchpad Astronomy workshop, you might try one of these courses

New theory explains the light from black holes and neutron stars

Where's the light from black holes coming from? Gravity, scientists say.

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

You may not know these things about yourself.

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

Though we've learn a lot about ourselves in the last two centuries, it's still clear there's much we don't know.

What if your TV shows were way, way smarter? Enter CuriosityStream.

CuriosityStream - coming close to Murrow's idea of what television ought to be

‘One among millions’: DNA is not the only genetic molecule

New research suggests that there could be millions of DNA-like structures supporting life.

Insects on Mars? Ohio scientist claims NASA images show life on...

I think they live next to the Face on Mars, but, your mileage may vary. (We're desperate to find evidence of life there, but that's no excuse for "woo-woo")

Scientists create precursor to life in thermal vent experiment

Experiment supports the idea that precursors of life formed around hydrothermal vents

How to spot a conman: Tim Harford discusses his new podcast.

Not strictly genre, but good advice nonetheless

The world now has an Ebola vaccine, in historic EU approval

This is an important breakthrough in World Health

Understanding how ancient electrons began life on earth

"Our goal," says Poudel, "is to take early evolving enzymes and see how they could evolve into something more complex that we know exists today. That will help us determine how we could have evolved here on Earth, and what is possible on other planets."

Neil deGrasse Tyson: Want to prove aliens exist? Do this.

"I want to believe, but there's a problem. Facts."

The future of the mind: Exploring machine consciousness

This book assumes that humans themselves are "conscious". Recent events might suggest otherwise.

WATCH: Dinosaurs traveled other parts of Milky Way than humans

Dinosaurs visited different parts of the Milkyway Galaxy than humans have

Puppy Stella knows 29 human words and how to use them

Stella has learned to use large buttons programmed with recordings of single words to string sentences together

Scientists are producing deadly zoonoses on this tiny German island

Zoonoses - no, not a display of nostrils from across the animal kingdom, they're deadly diseases that can spread from animals to humans.

One shot for life: New research brings us closer to universal...

Researchers recently discovered an antibody found in an infected patient's blood that prevents the virus from replicating, even across multiple strains.

Top 4 candidates in our solar system for terraforming

Can we terraform another planet in the solar system? If so - which one?

After 42 years in space, Voyager 2 breaks thru the heliosphere

This is not breaking news - after all, Voyager 1 passed out of the solar system a couple of years ago - but it is still VERY, VERY cool. The Human race has now launched TWO messengers into the interstellar void.

NASA’s curiosity rover finds remnants of a lost oasis on Mars

Curiosity is digging through Mar's past in search of environments that could have supported microscopic life.

‘Waves’ of fluid clear the brain of toxins during sleep, say...

Brain cleaning is a function of sleep. Lack of sleep my be a contributing factor to neurodegenerative diseases

Study triples number of people threatened by coastal flooding

It accelerates faster than anticipated and has greater effects than predicted. Yet we continue to ignore it

Your Netflix binge-watching makes climate change worse, say experts

We've not yet gotten people to recycle reliably...little chance we're going to keep them from binge-watching

Mini-brains may already be sentient and suffering, scientists warn

An interesting scientific ethical debate surrounds the creation and use of "mini brains"