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NASA & TRAPPIST-1: A Treasure Trove...

Seven Earth-sized planets have been observed by NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope around a tiny, nearby, ultra-cool dwarf star called TRAPPIST-1. Three of these planets are firmly in the habitable zone. Over 21 days,...

NASA scientists to spend 8 months...

Project is designed to help space agency send humans on long space voyages. A group of NASA-funded researchers are poised to enter an isolated geodesic dome on a remote Hawaii volcano to study human behaviour in...

42 Visions for tomorrow from the...

Sometimes it feels like our futuristic dreams are stuck in the 1950s and 60s. And there's actually a good reason for that.The period between 1958 and 1963 might be described as a Golden Age of American Futurism, if...

Mind Uploading by 2045

By 2045, humans will achieve digital immortality by uploading their minds to computers — or at least that's what some futurists believe. This notion formed the basis for the Global Future 2045 International...

Maybe Life in the Cosmos Is Rare...

The conclusion that the universe is teeming with biology is based on an unproved assumption.When I was a student in the 1960s almost all scientists believed we are alone in the universe. The search for intelligent...

Genetically Engineered Crops Are...

The National Academy of Sciences reaffirmed GMO safety and pointed to the potential for future improvements. Genetic engineering could play a role in making crops more resilient to climate change, but more research...

99 Percent Chance 2016 Will Be the...

The streak of record warm months continues, thanks to El Niño and global warming. Odds are increasing that 2016 will be the hottest year on the books, as April continued a remarkable streak...

Small Town Secret Garden

OUTSIDE of the 3,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art community solar greenhouse at Invermere’s David Thompson Secondary School, Rob Avis and his group of design interns are busy bringing a tantalizing...

The UnAtomic Age

SINCE THE 2011 FUKUSHIMA CATASTROPHE, the global decline in nuclear power has steepened. More than 20 countries are phasing out nuclear plants, have stopped the construction of new reactors, or passed laws...

How Modular Construction is Keeping...

When we think about the overflow of our nation’s landfills, we probably picture limiting our food waste; recycling plastics, glass and paper; and keeping out potentially harmful hazardous waste. What we...

2016 Green Living Show - April...

Each year at the Green Living Show, some of the top environmental and health experts take the stage to motivate, inspire and teach. Last year's Show shaped up to be a very impressive year—with three full days...

EU's Sentinel colour Earth camera...

The EU's latest Earth observer, Sentinel-2a, has gone operational. Users are now able to download its images of the planet, although they will need to register first. The Sentinel, which has been undergoing...

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The Planetary Society to advance...

Your generous donation allows us to seed innovative space technologies, nurture creative young minds, and be a vital advocate for our future in space. Your support will ensure that together we can create a better...

Cosmos Studios

In this fourth century of the scientific revolution, our understanding of nature and the universe is expanding in all directions. The social, cultural and spiritual implications of this upheaval are incalculable. At...

Carl Sagan, Pale Blue Dot: A Vision...

“Look again at that dot. That's here. That's home. That's us. On it everyone you love, everyone you know, everyone you ever heard of, every human being who ever was, lived out their lives. The aggregate of our...

Study finds toxic pollutants in...

A new global analysis of seafood found that fish populations throughout the world's oceans are contaminated with industrial and agricultural pollutants, collectively known as persistent organic pollutants (POPs)....