India's Mars mission encounters hurdle in Earth orbit

India's recently launched Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) ran into a bit of trouble this weekend when a planned engine burn failed to raise the spacecraft to the correct orbital distance around Earth in the lead-up to its Mars departure, scheduled for later this month. » 11/11/13 8:40am 11/11/13 8:40am

India's first Mars mission is ready for liftoff

India is ready for its first ever space mission to the Red Planet, with its Mars Orbiter Mission (or "MOM") set to launch as early as October 28th. And yeah – you bet your ass they're looking for methane. » 10/18/13 7:40am 10/18/13 7:40am

Futurama shows us the softer side of Mom

So far on Futurama, Mom has succeeded as a business leader only by cheating people. In this episode, she gets a lot better... and a lot worse. » 8/08/13 7:00am 8/08/13 7:00am

Lightsaber Boy Saves Mom

Ruffians outside bakeries are no match for the power of the Force, it seems. An 11-year-old boy fended off his mom's attacker today in England with his lightsaber. Next he'll be trying to mind-trick his mom into extra servings of dessert. (Thanks, Rick!) » 1/03/08 3:00pm 1/03/08 3:00pm