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Meet the Martian Hopefuls: Elon Musk and All the Others Trying to Get to Mars

Ready set go. Elon Musk still really wants to put people in a canister, set off a controlled explosion beneath them, and shoot them out of the Earth’s atmosphere towards a barren, airless piece of rock—preferably one 33 million miles away. On Friday at the International Astronautical Congress in Adelaide,…

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Genetically Engineered Bacteria Spread by Mosquitos’ Breeding Could Eradicate Malaria

Scientists spent ten years developing the special bug. The mosquito micro biome influences what parasites take hold. The mosquito is a delicate insect, with spindly legs and a graceful proboscis. The parasitic, single-celled organisms that spread malaria are even smaller and more fragile, and scientists are trying their hardest to…

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It’s Two Times the Bumps and a Truckload of Country on this Star-Studded Trip

Screenshot – babymoon Country stars build great friendships with each other, sharing stories of the road, the pleasure and pain of recording and the general highs and lows of the job. But Jason Aldean and Florida Georgia Line’s Tyler Hubbard share something more personal. Both of their wives are expecting,…

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Yet Another NASCAR Superstar Enters the Anthem Controversy Fray

austin dillon anthem As much as the NFL has found itself in the middle of the discussion surrounding the national anthem controversy, NASCAR has also found itself being looked at closely, particularly after President Trump singled out the sport for not “[putting] up with disrespecting our country and our flag.”…

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Six Apps to Add Blockbuster Special Effects to Your Smartphone Videos

And…action! Add professional effects by simply tapping your phone’s screen. David Nield/Popular Science The smartphone revolution hasn’t just put a video camera in your pocket. It’s given you a whole movie-making studio in one compact package. With the right apps, you can add special effects and filters that the Hollywood…

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NBA Commissioner: Rules Require Standing for Anthem

Citing a league regulation, NBA commissioner Adam Silver anticipates no protests or demonstrations during the national anthem before games in his league. Speaking Thursday after the NBA’s Board of Governors meetings in New York, Silver said, “We have a rule that requires our players to stand for the anthem. It’s…

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