Why NASA looks to Europa to find the building blocks of life
NASA wants to send an expedition to Jupiter’s moon, Europa, to find the ocean it believes lies under the ice — and the building blocks for life it thinks it will find there.
by Michelle Starr
Can we clone a woolly mammoth? How about T-rex?
Will Neanderthals have human rights?
by Tom Chivers

Netflix CEO: Broadcast TV Will Be Dead By 2030
Like a move from the Mesozoic to the Paleozoic Era.
by Jack Smith IV
Centipede Genome Mapped For the First Time
Scientists discover centipedes lack a biological clock.
by Jim Algar

Antarctic ice thicker than thought, drone submarine finds
“Our surveys indicate that the floes are much thicker and more deformed than reported…”
by RT
Scientists urge governments to turn old TV frequencies into free “super WiFi”
New “super WiFi” would have a far wider range than existing WiFi networks.
by Paul French

Here come the autonomous robot security guards: What could possibly go wrong?
They’ll eventually be equipped with weapons.
by Sebastian Anthony
How the Pentagon’s Skynet Would Automate War
The Pentagon plans to monopolize imminent “transformational advances” in nanotechnology, robotics, and energy.
by Nafeez Ahmed

Europe makes space history as Philae probe lands on comet
European Space Agency successfully landed a probe on a comet.
by Victoria Bryan, Maria Sheahan

"Global Warming:" Minnesota shatters snow record from 1898
Wind chills were as cold as 20 below zero.
by Doyle Rice
Virus that 'makes humans more stupid' discovered
Microorganisms we carry can affect behavior and cognition.
by Ben Tufft

Arctic Blast via Polar Vortex to Chill 42 US States
Rockies and Plains will experience a 20 to 40-degree drop in high temperatures.
by Kristina Pydynowski
Weak Sun Poses Radiation Risk for Mars-Bound Astronauts
“While these conditions are not necessarily a showstopper… galactic cosmic ray radiation in particular remains a significant and worsening factor.”
by Space.com

Storm Stronger Than Sandy Heads for Alaska
40- to 50-foot waves crashing into Alaska’s Aleutian Islands.
by Associated Press
Half of All Stars May Lie Outside Galaxies
Together they create a hazy background of fluctuating near-infrared light.
by Marcia Dunn