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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

The Likelihood of Comets Hitting Earth Is Higher Than We Thought

An asteroid armageddon has seemed more and more far-fetched in recent years, but is it more likely than we thought? According to a...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 29 December 2015 - 2:55PM

SpaceX Rocket Makes a Historic Vertical Landing

SpaceX is back! The space corporation just managed the historic feat of launching a rocket and then sending it back down to Earth to...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 22 December 2015 - 9:47AM

Neil DeGrasse Tyson's Spoiler-Free Science Critique of Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Neil DeGrasse Tyson has become an expert at scientific nitpicking of popular culture, so of course he had to turn his critical eye...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 21 December 2015 - 5:15PM

Andy Weir's Favorite Science Jokes Are Perfectly Nerdy

The Martian author is just as funny and nerdy as Mark Watney.

Janey Tracey
Monday, 21 December 2015 - 1:34PM

NASA's Budget Increased by Over a Billion Dollars

Congress has finally revealed their plans for funding federal government programs in 2016, including NASA, and it's great news for...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 16 December 2015 - 9:50AM

Elon Musk Thinks World War III Could Prevent a Mission to Mars

A mission to Mars has been the white whale of space exploration for years now, and with the discovery of water on Mars and the...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 14 December 2015 - 4:01PM

Secure Quantum Teleportation Can Be Achieved Using Einstein's "Spooky" Steering

It's unclear whether scientists will ever be able to achieve teleportation in the "beam me up, Scotty" sense, in which physical matter...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 14 December 2015 - 1:04PM

A Giant Asteroid Will Approach Earth on Christmas Eve

This holiday season is coming up all asteroids. After the "Spooky" asteroid that made its closest approach on Halloween, we're about...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 14 December 2015 - 12:11PM

NASA Is Accepting Applications for the Next Class of Astronauts Starting Today

NASA is finally accepting another class of astronauts this year, and the applications officially open today. There are extremely...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 14 December 2015 - 11:28AM

Scientists Use CRISPR to Genetically Modify Sterile Malaria-Carrying Mosquitos

Could we see a cure to malaria in the near future? Two recent studies have demonstrated that "gene drives" using the gene editing tool...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 08 December 2015 - 10:16AM