If Earth’s orbit is so crowded, why don’t we see space junk in photos of the Earth?

by Mary Beth Griggs, Popular Science

IT’S A MATTER OF PERSPECTIVE

Sometimes, when we post a cool picture of the Earth taken from space, Popular Science gets questions about why, if there’s so much garbage in space, we don’t see an orbital landfill circling our planet in pictures of the Earth. Continue reading If Earth’s orbit is so crowded, why don’t we see space junk in photos of the Earth?

NASA thinks the first alien life we discover is going to look nothing like what most people expect

by Keegan Larwin and Jessica Orwig, Business Insider

When we think of our first contact with alien life, many people imagine a small green humanoid in a flying saucer. The reality will be much different. NASA’s Chief Scientist, Ellen Stofan, explains what we should expect when we do discover extraterrestrial life.

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Scientists discovered something ‘shocking’ that could rewrite a key part of human evolution

by Gene Kim and Jessica Orwig, Business Insider

Human hands are capable of performing incredibly complex movements like no other parts of the body. But it’s been a long-term mystery of how they evolved into their current form. A group of researchers — Tetsuya Nakamura, Andrew R. Gehrke, Justin Lemberg, Julie Szymaszek, and Neil H. Shubin — unveiled a new study that shows evidence of where human hands might have come from.

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In not-too-distant future, brain hackers could steal your deepest secrets

by Dan Goodin, ars TECHNICA

Religious beliefs, political leanings, and medical conditions are up for grabs

In the beginning, people hacked phones. In the decades to follow, hackers turned to computers, smartphones, Internet-connected security cameras, and other so-called Internet of things devices. The next frontier may be your brain, which is a lot easier to hack than most people think. Continue reading In not-too-distant future, brain hackers could steal your deepest secrets

First ever blueprint unveiled to construct a large scale quantum computer

by University of Sussex, PHYS.ORG

An international team, led by a scientist from the University of Sussex, have today unveiled the first practical blueprint for how to build a quantum computer, the most powerful computer on Earth. Continue reading First ever blueprint unveiled to construct a large scale quantum computer