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The 7 Biggest Existential Threats to Humanity, According to the Experts

How will the human race meet its end? There are many possibilities, but a few apocalyptic scenarios have taken hold of the public...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 27 February 2015 - 1:06PM

Neuroscientist Wants to Perform a Human Head Transplant Within Two Years

Remember in Frankenstein, when building a person from parts of different bodies was a really great idea? Neuroscientist Sergio...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 26 February 2015 - 12:17PM

Russia to Stay on ISS for Four Years Longer Than Planned

After months of rising tensions and threats to pull out of the International Space Station as early as 2020, Russia's space agency has...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 25 February 2015 - 12:27PM

MIT Physicist Calls Human Life an 'Accident' of the Multiverse

Physicists and philosophers alike have been trying to explain the supposed "fine-tuning" of the universe for over a century, and...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 23 February 2015 - 2:33PM

Neil deGrasse Tyson Reveals the Nerdiest Things He's Ever Done

If Neil deGrasse Tyson wasn't already everyone's favorite nerd, this might send him skyrocketing to first place. In a great video by...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 04 February 2015 - 4:54PM

Scientist Claims the 'Quantum Enigma' May Necessitate Free Will, Make Telepathy Possible

Many great minds, from philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche to theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking have argued that free will does not...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 04 February 2015 - 10:25AM

Extreme Close-Up Images of Everyday Objects Are Beautiful and Unrecognizable

In a new video installment of the Amazing Worlds Within Our World series, artist Pyanek demonstrated that the entire world is like...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 29 January 2015 - 10:23AM

Neil deGrasse Tyson Gets Late Night Talk Show Based on His Star Talk Podcast

The star power of Astrophysicist, Neil deGrasse Tyson knows no bounds. After Tyson wowed audiences in 2014 with Fox's Cosmos: A...

Kieran Dickson
Thursday, 08 January 2015 - 10:20AM

8 of the Biggest Science Stories to Watch Out for in 2015

Between telepathy technology, AI fear mongering, and an increased interest in spaceflight culminating in the sensational Philae...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 05 January 2015 - 11:21AM

How Will The World End? An Infographical Guide To Every Potential Apocalypse

The apocalypse is coming. We don't know what it will be, we don't know when it will happen, but we do know that the idea that humans...

Kieran Dickson
Monday, 05 January 2015 - 11:10AM

Neuroscientists Diagnose the Brain Condition of Pop Culture Zombies

Following the success of works like The Walking Dead, 28 Days Later, and World War Z, zombies have seen something of a renaissance in...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 31 December 2014 - 12:34PM

Scientists Study Heart Disease in the 24th Century by Watching Star Trek

If only Jordan Hoffman had known when he re-watched and ranked all 700 episodes of Star Trek that he could have gotten a legitimate...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 30 December 2014 - 2:43PM

Court Declares Orangutan a 'Non-Human Person'

An Argentinian court has just expanded the legal definition of personhood, as they have declared a captive orangutan to be a...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 23 December 2014 - 3:03PM

The Year in Science: The Defining Scientific Achievements of 2014

DNA survives re-entry into Earth's atmosphere   [Credit: NASA]   NASA recently found that DNA coated onto the exterior of a...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 16 December 2014 - 2:46PM

Can Physics, Biology, and Art Be Unified Under One Mathematical Constant?

The golden ratio, extracted from the infamous Fibonacci sequence, has been theorized to be a "cosmic constant," or a mathematical...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 05 December 2014 - 10:53AM

Scientists Ask Citizens to Hunt the Higgs Boson - Find Out How You Can Help

You can now help physicists hunt for the Higgs boson, as CERN has begun a citizen science project called Higgs Hunters. We finally...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 03 December 2014 - 2:47PM

#RealJurassicParkProblems: The Real Obstacles Towards Building a Jurassic World

The first trailer for Jurassic World came out today, but before we've seen enough of the new movie to complain about inconsistencies...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 25 November 2014 - 1:33PM

Dark Energy May Be Devouring All the Dark Matter in the Universe

We've never been able to confirm a direct observation of dark matter, but someday it may be a moot point, as a new study shows that...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 24 November 2014 - 12:09PM

The Real Jurassic Park: Scientists Attempt to Clone a 40,000-Year-Old Woolly Mammoth

We haven't figured out a way to clone dinosaurs yet (and would we really want to?), but we may be able to clone another prehistoric...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 19 November 2014 - 2:16PM

Infographic: The Insignificance of Humanity in the History of Time

Human history feels like a very long time to us, but in reality, our existence is a mere speck in the lifespan of the universe. So...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 19 November 2014 - 1:48PM