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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

Listen to Neil deGrasse Tyson's Epic Rap Takedown of Flat Earth Rapper B.O.B.

Neil deGrasse Tyson has always engaged with popular culture, but still, I never thought I would see the day that I would be saying "a...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 27 January 2016 - 11:07AM

First Full-Scale Hyperloop to Carry Passengers in 2019

Move over self-driving cars, here comes the hyperloop, an insanely ambitious high-speed transportation system that will be able to...

Noelle Phansalkar
Friday, 22 January 2016 - 1:36PM

First Quantum Knot Finally Created

Scientists have long predicted the possibility of tying knots in quantum fields, but no one has been able to observe, let alone make,...

Noelle Phansalkar
Wednesday, 20 January 2016 - 3:52PM

Stephen Hawking Claims the Next Century Is Make-or-Break for the Survival of the Human Race

As a preface to his discussions about black holes on this year's BBC Reith lectures, Professor Steven Hawking is talking about...

Noelle Phansalkar
Tuesday, 19 January 2016 - 3:12PM

Comets Aren't What’s Causing KIC 8462852 to Dim

Not long ago, KIC 8462852 was making waves in the news due to some of its weird behaviors. Astronomers had determined that the star...

Zain Charkawi
Sunday, 17 January 2016 - 3:53PM

Cryogenically Frozen "Water Bear" Brought Back To Life After 30 Years

A new world record has been made- by Japanese scientists who successfully revived a tardigrade (tiny, water-dwelling organism) that...

Noelle Phansalkar
Friday, 15 January 2016 - 3:31PM

Did Scientists Finally Detect Gravitational Waves?

Yesterday morning, Lawrence Krauss, a cosmologist at ASU, tweeted that he had received confirmation of a long-standing rumor that...

Noelle Phansalkar
Tuesday, 12 January 2016 - 2:01PM

Galactoseismology: How Earthquakes in Space Can Help Us Find Black Holes

Scientists have come up with some pretty far-out methods in the ongoing hunt for dark matter. A new field, pioneered by RIT...

Noelle Phansalkar
Monday, 11 January 2016 - 12:52PM

ISIS Training Video Reveals Driverless Car Bomb

If we ever needed a reminder that technology is a double-edged sword, this would be it. According to training video footage...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 06 January 2016 - 2:45PM