@Warhelios, not going to lie, I mainly sit around all day reading new science articles. It was a nice find for me. Found it from here- http://www.popsci.com/science/article/2013-04/week-numbers
There's a lot of interesting articles on that site. The article I linked you to has the big stuff from recent news.
@Bobl, I never doubted that we could fund it. Heck, we could probably use a similar based technique to generate energy for the country. I found it funny that in a game I play, OGame, deuterium is used for energy and space travel. Never knew it was a real substance. I'll be researching that now. Anyways, I hope the plans for Mars get more mainstream attention. Right now it seems more like us nerds supporting it. As of right now, due to the budgets and all this mix up in government right now, NASA can't even do public teaching classes, give the public updates(unless breaking news, I believe), and do a lot of other activities they've been doing to help the public be thrilled about space. In my opinion, if more money went to science, in the long run more money would be made than elsewhere.
I would love to see a tv show like that. Would be very interesting to watch in my opinion. I would love to see some bigger networks such as ABC, NBC, etc pick it up, instead of airing on the Science Channel.