Don't-Miss Space & science Stories

Watch as the MESSENGER probe looks back to Earth, bids our fair planet adieu

Here's your daily dose of relativity in one time-lapse video from NASA.

Scientists turn coffee into booze, stop short of recreating Four Loko

Turning coffee into alcohol into booze! Why didn’t we do this sooner?

After a year on Mars, NASA's Curiosity rover changes our view of the solar system

After one year on Mars, the NASA rover Curiosity is changing the way we look at our solar system -- and it may change how we look at ourselves.

Scientists use electricity to turn gelatinous gels into tiny machines

Scientists at the North Carolina State University play with electricity and soft hydrogels to create tiny, organic machines that could revolutionize the medical world.


Japan sends talking robot into space as part of program to help lonely people

Kirobo, a talking robot that also recognizes faces, was launched Sunday on a cargo transfer vehicle and will reach the International Space Station in six days.

This cake looks like the planet Jupiter, is much too cool to eat

For your next birthday, perhaps you should ask a loved one to make a spherical Jupiter cake, compete with the planet's internal layers.

NASA celebrates Curiosity's first year on Mars with this highlight reel

Relive Curiosity's first year on Mars with this two-minute video from NASA. It's almost like being there. Almost.

Veebot the robot will suck your blood—for science!

The Veebot is a new medical robot that could draw your blood with better accuracy than a human nurse. Pesky humans.

Gut plushies turn organs into lovable stuffed toys, but aren't for the sqeamish

Make learning about your body parts fun(ny) with these awesome plushie internal body parts.

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Astronaut controls robot on Earth from the ISS

An astronaut aboard the International Space Station used an extraterrestrial remote control system on Friday to maneuver a robot rover at NASA's Ames Research Center in Silicon Valley.

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Incept yourself: Scientists implant fake memories in mice

Electricity and brain-stimulating chemicals mix together in MIT’s extremely successful memory inception experiments on mice.

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Solar storms can junk up our technology, new NASA satellite may help thwart them

NASA's newest telescope is giving scientists their clearest pictures yet of the sun's atmosphere, and in doing so could help mitigate the potentially devastating effects an extreme solar storm could have on our power and communications networks on Earth.

You can't waltz around Saturn, but this video will make you want to

Fabio di Donato's video mixes orchestra music with images of Saturn, and it makes for quite a combination.

Trailer for Neil deGrasse Tyson's 'Cosmos' makes science look dramatic

You've got to love a video that makes science look downright badass. The trailer for the revival of the Cosmos miniseries does just that.

Artist makes portraits from space telescope photos—and they're out of this world

Forget generic photographer portraits, add a bit of space to images of your face instead!