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Aug. 10, 2012

With ‘Terror’ in the Past, Mars Scientists Plan for Exploration Ahead

Mars Science Laboratory project scientist John Grotzinger describes plans for the Curiosity rover, now in Gale Crater on Mars.

mars, martian, curiosity, planetary science, mars science laboratory, seti, alien life

Sep. 14, 2012

Mars Rover May Be Contaminated with Earth Microbes

If microbial stowaways did hitch a ride to Mars, how will Curiosity's mission be affected?

mars rover, curiosity rover, martian, life, contaminated drill, bacteria, astrobiology, water, search for life on mars, nasa, jpl

Aug. 10, 2012

Martian Lab Made in Manhattan

What’s it like to build tools for Curiosity? Intense.

mars, martian, robotics, curiosity rover, mars science laboratory

Aug. 05, 2011

Scientists Spot Signs of Salty Water on Mars

Are temporary streaks on Martian hillsides a sign of salty water?

mars, water, planet, space

Jul. 01, 2011

Is Settling Mars Inevitable, Or An Impossibility?

In The Case for Mars, Robert Zubrin argues that humans should colonize the Red Planet.

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Michael Pollan Talks Plants and Food

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Behold the 1000 Pound Pumpkin

Visit Robert Sabin's pumpkin patch: he has been growing giant pumpkins--the breed is Atlantic Giant--for over ten years. Does his top pumpkin have the heft to win the Long Island Giant Pumpkin Weigh-Off at Hicks Nurseries? We'll find out. What did you think of the video?

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