NASA Wants to Send Plant Life to Mars By 2020

NASA doesn’t just have plans to send more robots—and maybe humans—to Mars over the next decade. The agency also wants to bring some plant life to the Martian planet in the hopes of encouraging some good old terraforming. What’s bereft of life and red all over might one day be a lush paradise. One can only hope. Evidence certainly suggests it was much different millions of years ago compared to how it is now.

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Netflix Adding Kill Bill 1 & 2 and Lots of Godzilla Movies in May

It’s the end of the month, and that means a new crop of movies will be available for streaming starting May 1, while an equally long list of films will be cut from the service. This month Netflix is adding both Kill Bill films, five old Godzilla flicks, and plenty of other classics to make up for the movies we’re losing on May 1.

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T-Mobile CEO John Legere Made More Than Verizon, AT&T CEOs

T-Mobile CEO John Legere likes to act like a man of the people, but he certainly takes home a lot more money than the everyday U.S. wireless consumer. In fact, Legere makes more than the corporate honchos he enjoys trashing on the regular, including the bigwigs at AT&T and Verizon, according to new documents T-Mobile recently filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

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Walmart Debuts Super Futuristic Electric Truck Protoype

We don’t often cover semi-trailer trucks around here (actually, I don’t think we ever have), but when we see something cool we’ll bring it to you nonetheless. Walmart recently debuted an awesome-looking futuristic truck prototype during the Mid-America Trucking Show in Kentucky. The truck you see in the picture above still runs on diesel, though has the ability to run on electric power when needed. “Although the prototype currently runs on diesel, its turbine is fuel neutral and can run on compressed or liquid natural gas, biofuels or other fuels,” Walmart explained.

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BlackBerry Details Major BBM Update As Chat Wars Continue

Facebook just acquired WhatsApp for $19 billion, which showed the world the potential value of an actively used chat application. BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) has 80 million monthly active users – a fraction of the 450 million active users WhatsApp boasts- but now BlackBerry is about to add even more features in an effort to attract new users, keep existing users on board, and increase the value of its messaging platform.

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Mysterious Rock Suddenly Appears In Front of NASA Mars Rover

The photograph you see above is stumping NASA researchers. Just as the agency continues to pursue whether or not Mars once—or currently does—contain water, it looks as though there are deeper mysteries worth exploring. The picture was shared by NASA Mars Exploration Rover lead scientist, Steve Squyres, during an event celebrating the ten year anniversary of the agency’s twin rovers, Spirit and Opportunity, since landing on the red planet in 2004. The strange rock was described as about the size of a donut, and is stumping scientists as to where it came from. The photo on the left was taken from sol 3528, while the photo on the right, with the donut rock, shows up in sol 3540.

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Netflix Adding New Movies On New Year’s Day

Starting New Year’s Day, Netflix’s library of content will be almost 100 films lighter, with some notable titles, including Top Gun, among the casualties. What’s a Netflix user to do? Fortunately, the streaming service will be adding some movies in the hopes people won’t notice the absence of such films as 50 First Dates.

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