Video: When Mars Had Water

In celebration of the MAVEN (that’s Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution) probe launch last month, NASA released this video showcasing a computer-generated flyover of what Mars may have looked like four billion years ago, when the planet is believed to have contained liquid water (and, possibly, life).

NASA Grants Funding for Food Printer, Orders A Pizza

NASA has just awarded a $125,000 grant to Anjan Contractor to create a 3D printer that prints…food. The printer, based on open-source hardware called RepRap, will use a kind of nutrient powder and oil to construct foods, which will be available in specially-designed cartridges. And the first item on the menu? Pizza.

Are Shapeshifting Aliens Protecting President Obama?

Let’s open up the Esoteric Theories file and see what it has for us today. “During Barack Obama’s speech at 2012 AIPAC Policy Conference at the Washington Convention Center, the camera spotted a very odd individual…could be a strong evidence of a shape shifting alien humanoid working for the Powers That Be.” Oh, okay.

Curiosity Finds Evidence That Life May Have Existed On Ancient Mars

Rock samples collected on Mars by NASA’s Curiosity rover have revealed that the Red Planet may have, at one time, supported life. “Scientists identified sulfur, nitrogen, hydrogen, oxygen, phosphorus and carbon — some of the key chemical ingredients for life — in the powder Curiosity drilled out of a sedimentary rock near an ancient stream …