Ice-homes could shelter our first Martian pioneers
Astronomy / Science / Technology

Ice-homes could shelter our first Martian pioneers

AN ICY-BLUE DOME STANDS AGAINST THE BACKDROP OF A HARSH, RED LANDSCAPE. This mysterious frosty globe guards a band of pioneers against the unforgiving Martian environment. This isn’t a sci-fi story, buddy. This is NASA’s ambitious new concept for living on Mars. While working alongside a group of expert architects and designers from industry and academia, an unlikely material for building these chill-pads was proposed … Continue reading

Come with Lapsus on an exoplanetary adventure
Astronomy / Science

Come with Lapsus on an exoplanetary adventure

  IN A FARAWAY SOLAR SYSTEM awash with distant, milky stars smearing through velvety blackness, an exoplanet modestly named HD 131399Ab is treated to a boastful triple sunset. This little piece of paradise is located roughly 320 light-years from Earth, in the HD 131399 system in the constellation of Centaurus. The exoplanet Described as a gaseous, … Continue reading

Neanderthals and Homo-Sapiens: A tale of prehistoric debauchery
Biology / Thought

Neanderthals and Homo-Sapiens: A tale of prehistoric debauchery

Well, this is awkward. Some of our Homo Sapien ancestors had sex with Neanderthals. We know this because a curious bunch of palaeontologists at the Max Planck Institute in Leipzig, Germany decided to spool through Neanderthal genomes in 2010. However, we never quite understood the implications of such filthy, prehistoric debauchery. That’s where John Capra … Continue reading