Science News

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

Scientists Have Discovered the Largest Rocky Exoplanet to Date and It’s Even Bigger Than You'd Think

The Kepler Spacecraft has struck again. A group of scientists from the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile in Santiago recently...

Zain Charkawi
Saturday, 20 February 2016 - 8:11PM

A Black Hole in Five Dimensions Would Break Down the Laws of Physics

Scientists recently celebrated the discovery of gravitational waves, which confirmed a key tenet of Einstein's theory of relativity....

Janey Tracey
Friday, 19 February 2016 - 3:09PM

Scientists 3-D Print Custom-Made Living Body Parts

A newly developed technology may have just revolutionized medicine as we know it. Researchers from Wake Forest University have...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 16 February 2016 - 9:55AM

Food Shocks – Scientists Gather to Discuss the Dangers of an Agriculture/Climate Change Clash

What if multiple climate-change related disasters struck simultaneously on a global scale? No, this isn’t a pitch for a...

Alexandra Grunberg
Monday, 15 February 2016 - 11:02AM

China Just Brought Us One Step Closer to Clean Energy With Huge Nuclear Fusion Breakthrough

One of the biggest problems facing mankind today is the need for clean energy. All of the issues with fossil fuels and other sources...

Zain Charkawi
Thursday, 11 February 2016 - 6:51PM

Say Goodbye to Retinal Scanners, Say Hello to Brainwave Identification

Most would consider a security system that included a fingerprint scanner for identity verification pretty advanced, and one that...

Zain Charkawi
Saturday, 06 February 2016 - 8:02PM

Congress Tears Apart NASA's Journey to Mars: "We Do Not Have a Planned Strategy"

Congress just positively ripped apart NASA's plans for a Journey to Mars, criticizing their lack of a concrete plan with achievable...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 04 February 2016 - 3:28PM

Male Mice Born Without Y Chromosomes Can Still Reproduce

Will the Y chromosome someday be rendered obsolete? According to a new study, mice bred without their Y chromosomes can still breed as...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 03 February 2016 - 3:29PM

First Documented Case of "Genetic Discrimination": Has the Future of Gattaca Arrived?

A child was removed from his school based on his genetics, and for the first time ever, the lawsuit against the school is alleging...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 02 February 2016 - 3:23PM

UK Scientists Get the Greenlight to Genetically Modify Human Embryos

For the first time in history, a governmental body has officially sanctioned the use of genetic engineering techniques on human...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 01 February 2016 - 12:43PM

Watch: The ISS Takes a Moment of Silence to Remember Fallen Challenger Astronauts

The Challenger disaster happened 30 years ago today, and it was one of the greatest tragedies in the history of space exploration. To...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 28 January 2016 - 4:50PM