Science News

Scientists Find Genetic Mutants Who Are Immune to Heritable Diseases

Have scientists discovered a real-life version of the X-Men? A recent genetic study uncovered a small proportion of individuals with...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 14 April 2016 - 2:00PM

Stephen Hawking Says We Should Hope Intelligent Alien Life Doesn't Find Us

Stephen Hawking just announced his intention to work with billionaire Yuri Milner, Mark Zuckerberg, and other prominent scientists on...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 14 April 2016 - 11:09AM

Here's How Stephen Hawking's Interstellar Nanocraft Will Help Us Find Alien LIfe

Yesterday, Stephen Hawking and billionaire Yuri Milner announced Breakthrough Starshot, a project that aims to build tiny,...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 13 April 2016 - 11:21AM

Scientists Discover An Ancient Relative of the Spider

The cladistics and evolution of modern arachnids is something that still isn’t totally understood by modern zoologists. However,...

Zain Charkawi
Thursday, 31 March 2016 - 8:26PM

Google's DeepMind Just Beat the World Master at Go - Here's What That Means for the Future of AI

Google's DeepMind just challenged the world champion of the Chinese game Go to a series of five matches--and beat humanity four to...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 15 March 2016 - 11:16AM

Scientists Grow Functional Heart Tissue from Human Stem Cells

The U.S. has a serious heart shortage. At any given time, up to 20,000 people in the U.S. could benefit from a heart transplant, but...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 14 March 2016 - 5:14PM

Marvel Seeks Young Female Avengers to Save the World with Science

With Black Widow, Scarlet Witch, Wasp, and the upcoming addition of Captain Marvel, Marvel is increasingly showing interest...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 11 March 2016 - 2:25PM

Blue Origin Aims to Take Tourists to Space in 2018

The famously secretive space travel company Blue Origin was opened to press for the first time yesterday. This would be exciting...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 09 March 2016 - 10:51AM

Scientists May Find Out Exactly What Happened to the Dinosaurs

The sudden extinction of the dinosaurs at the end of the Cretaceous period is one of the biggest head-scratching scientific mysteries...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 08 March 2016 - 2:04PM

Scott Kelly Is Already Showing Us the Effects of Long-Term Spaceflight on the Human Body

Scott Kelly just came back to Earth from his historic Year in Space, and he's set to undergo extensive medical testing in order to...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 03 March 2016 - 1:03PM

J.J. Abrams to Make Documentary Web Series on Google's Lunar XPRIZE Competition

This year, teams of entrepreneurs, scientists, and innovators will have the opportunity to compete for a $30 million dollar prize by...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 03 March 2016 - 10:46AM

Good News: The Universe Won't End for at Least 2.8 Billion Years

The universe will end in fire or ice, as they say, or more accurately, in a Big Freeze or a Big Crunch. Now, there's a new contender...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 01 March 2016 - 4:24PM

Highlights from Scott Kelly's Historic Year in Space

Scott Kelly is finishing his Year in Space today, which marks 340 days of living on the ISS. Once he returns, he will be subject to...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 01 March 2016 - 11:53AM

The Remarkably Simple Initiative That's Reducing Polar Bear Deaths in the Arctic

February 27th was International Polar Bear Day, and this year polar bears and their fans have cause to celebrate thanks to the World...

Alexandra Grunberg
Monday, 29 February 2016 - 8:48PM

Reddit 3016 Perfectly Captures the Dumb Things We'll Care About in 1000 Years

Reddit may be an idiosyncratic, self-selecting community, but it's still a pretty good barometer of the public conversation of the...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 29 February 2016 - 2:45PM

Watch: Physicist Brian Greene Explains How Gravitational Waves Were Detected to Stephen Colbert on the Late Show

Perhaps the greatest scientific discovery to take place in the 21st century, the detection of gravitational waves has heralded the...

Zain Charkawi
Saturday, 27 February 2016 - 5:56PM

Scientists Observe Quantum Particles' "Surreal Trajectories" for the First Time

Einstein's "spooky action at a distance" is one of the most paradoxical and confounding aspects of quantum mechanics, but researchers...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 25 February 2016 - 2:34PM

Adorable Bionic Bunny Gets a Set of Wheels to Replace Paralyzed Hind Legs

This might be the cutest thing I've ever seen. A baby bunny just went bionic, as some nice farmers outfitted him with a wheeled...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 23 February 2016 - 2:42PM

Virgin Galactic Unveils Next-Generation Space Plane

After their tragic setback in 2014, Virgin Galactic has finally revealed their next-generation space plane, the SpaceShipTwo, which...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 23 February 2016 - 9:56AM

NASA's New Class of Astronauts Had More Than Twice the Record Number of Applicants

The next generation of astronauts will be picked from a more selective pool of applicants than ever before, and it's all because of...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 22 February 2016 - 12:10PM