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Super Bowl XLVIII: Bruno Mars’ rise to halftime star

Super Bowl XLVIII: Bruno Mars’ rise to halftime star

Brad Barket/Getty Images for Atlantic Record Bruno Mars has something for almost everyone watching the game. Finding the right halftime star isn’t as easy as it looks. You need a star with mass appeal, someone who has something for everyone. ...

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Mars soil contains a huge amount of water, reports NASA’s Curiosity rover

Mars soil contains a huge amount of water, reports NASA’s Curiosity rover

If you heat up a cubic foot of Mars soil, you can harvest around two pints (one liter) of water. According to new data returned by NASA’s Curiosity rover, this isn’t just a one-off lucky find, either: It seems that ...

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NASA’s Curiosity detects no methane on Mars, ruling out life on Mars

NASA’s Curiosity detects no methane on Mars, ruling out life on Mars

In a surprising and probably killer blow to the possibility of finding microbial life on Mars, Curiosity has reported that there’s no methane in the Martian atmosphere. New findings from Curiosity strongly suggest that previous observations from Earth, which indicated ...

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The south pole of Mars shows that the Red Planet isn’t always dull, dusty, and barren

The south pole of Mars shows that the Red Planet isn’t always dull, dusty, and barren

What you see here (in full gorgeous detail below) is an image of Mars’ south pole, captured by the European Space Agency’s Mars Express Orbiter. It is distinctly different from the dusty, barren, not-attractive landscapes that we usually associate with ...

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Bruno Mars set to sing at Super Bowl halftime

Bruno Mars set to sing at Super Bowl halftime

Chris Pizzello/AP According to the Associates Press, Bruno Mars will sing at the Super Bowl halftime show in 2014. Grammy-winner Bruno Mars will sing at halftime of the Super Bowl in February, a person familiar with the NFL’s entertainment plans ...

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NASA celebrates Curiosity’s first year on Mars with 12 Months in Two Minutes time-lapse video

NASA celebrates Curiosity’s first year on Mars with 12 Months in Two Minutes time-lapse video

On Tuesday, August 6, NASA’s Curiosity rover will celebrate its one-year anniversary of arriving on Mars by… continuing to drive slowly across the planet’s rocky surface towards its primary scientific target, Mount Sharp. NASA, however, which continues to do an ...

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How to put humans on Mars, and get them home safely again

How to put humans on Mars, and get them home safely again

Younger generations haven’t experienced staggeringly monumental historic events like older generations have, such as World Wars or landing on the Moon. Our historic events so far — mostly related to personal technology, such as the rise of he PC and ...

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