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Want life to feel pointless? Look at these photos of Earth from 900 million miles away

Take a look at new photos of the Earth that NASA's Cassini space probe took from the vicinity of Saturn's orbit. Then stop and rethink your existence.

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New wetsuits keep you safe from sharks, can't protect against terrible 'Jaws' sequels

Australian researchers have unveiled two new wetsuits designed to help protect surfers and divers from sharks, one of the most visible (if infrequent) animal attacks.

Chemistry experiment looks like it opens a portal to hell

Release the Kraken! Science goes slightly awry, to spectacular results when setting two chemicals on fire creates a smoldering tentacles show.

NASA test-fires a 3D-printed rocket part—and it didn't melt under the heat

The minds at NASA have found new ways to put 3D printing to work, and it might someday end up in an actual spacecraft.

If you hear a volcano 'scream,' you're probably doomed

New research finds that volcanoes "scream" at an increasing frequency and then go quiet immediately before they blow.

Spacecrafts as small as loaves of bread may study deep space

The tiny spacecrafts would be powered by tiny plasma thrusters says engineers at the University of Michigan who are researching the idea and starting a Kickstarter campaign to fund the idea.

NASA robot hits the tundra to help perfect remote control

Researchers hope that Grover, or Goddard Remotely Operated Vehicle for Exploration and Research, can teach them how to prepare robots for harsh conditions.

Astronaut explains how to wash hair in zero gravity, makes us thankful for showers

Ever wondered how you wash your hair in space? Wonder no more with this astronaut's explanatory video!

This exoplanet looks like Earth from afar, but you wouldn't want to live there

NASA and ESA capture the true color of an exoplanet for the first time ever.

NASA robot helps scientists perfect remote control

Researchers hope that GROVER, or Goddard Remotely Operated Vehicle for Exploration and Research can teach them how to prepare robots for harsh conditions.

Stretchable, flexible 3D-printed liquid metal wires could be the key to custom circuit boards

NC State researchers develop a way to 3D print objects out of liquid metal and create custom circuit boards.

NASA’s Mars Rover 2020 may bring Martian soil back to Earth

What comes after Curiosity? On Tuesday, NASA released a 154-page document that details the agency’s plans to double down on the search for signs of past life on Mars.

SpaceX's Grasshopper rocket achieves a new personal best in test flight

SpaceX recently tested its Grasshopper rocket at a personal record altitude of 1066 feet where it hovered for a few moments before coming back down for a successful recovery landing. The rocket made a first-use of its navigation sensor suite during this flight in order to accomplish its successful precision landing.

Solar-powered plane completes cross-America trip

A one-of-a-kind aircraft solar-powered aircraft completed a journey across the US on Saturday night, when it landed at New York's JFK airport.

Mystery radio bursts may signal that we aren't alone in the universe...maybe

All signs point to the possibility of the existence of life outside of our solar system (or even in it), and while not actually proof, CSIRO’s (the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization) discovery of a “single-burst of radio emission of unknown origin” made me sit up and pay attention.

Solar Impulse departs Dulles Airport.

Solar-powered aircraft completes cross-US journey

A one-of-a-kind solar-powered aircraft completed a two-month journey across the United States at just after 11 p.m. EDT Saturday evening (3 a.m. GMT Sunday) when it landed at New York's JFK Airport.

Comet ISON celebrates the 4th of July with its own lightshow

If you have a good telescope handy, get outside and spot the bright Comet ISON.