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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

Amazingly Detailed Infographic Maps the History and Future of the Universe

The universe existed long before humanity came onto the scene, and it will last far beyond us, as illustrated by this extremely...

Janey Tracey
Saturday, 05 December 2015 - 3:44PM

ISS Astronaut Will Run the London Marathon In Space

In April, thousands of runners will be getting ready to run a marathon through the city of London, and ESA astronaut Tim Peake will be...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 04 December 2015 - 4:23PM

Russia Finalizing Plans to Put People on the Moon Forever

Russia has been planning to build a manned base on the Moon for years, and now, according to a new report from TASS, the official...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 04 December 2015 - 9:47AM

Geneticists Think We Need More Regulation to Prevent "Brave New World" Gene Editing

This week is the International Summit on Human Gene Editing, and geneticists are primarily discussing the wider ramifications of-...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 03 December 2015 - 2:44PM

World's Biggest Cloning Factory Claims to Have the Technology to Clone Human Beings

Boyalife Group, a cloning factory in China, is getting ready to attempt to revolutionize the meat industry by cloning one million cows...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 01 December 2015 - 1:34PM

New Theory Claims Quantum Weirdness Only Exists in Our Imaginations

Scientists just came up with the quantum version of the Matrix argument. According to a new theory in theoretical physics, quantum...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 01 December 2015 - 10:40AM

Watch: Neil deGrasse Tyson Uses Science to Choose Between the Millennium Falcon and the Enterprise

The Star Wars versus Star Trek debate answered once and for all.

Janey Tracey
Monday, 30 November 2015 - 3:48PM

New Study Shows That "Alien Dyson Sphere" Is Most Likely a Cloud of Comets

Last month, astronomers detected a bizarre light pattern emitting from a star in a faraway galaxy that seemed to defy explanation,...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 30 November 2015 - 2:14PM

Why Climate Change Is a Threat to Our National Security

As we near the Paris climate change talks beginning on November 30th, it is important to keep in mind that climate change is not just...

Alexandra Grunberg
Sunday, 29 November 2015 - 12:24PM