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Neil deGrasse Tyson on the Most Scientifically Accurate Superhero, the Science of Superman, and More

Neil deGrasse Tyson admits that he’s not a comics expert, but he certainly isn’t a stranger to the world of superheroes either. He...

Zain Charkawi
Monday, 03 August 2015 - 2:39PM

Physicist Claims Traveling Back in Time Creates Doppelgangers that Annihilate Each Other

"If in Doctor Who, two Doctors were standing right next to each other, we found that a third Doctor must exist, of negative mass,...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 29 July 2015 - 3:20PM

'Impossible' and Controversial EM Drive Can Get Us to the Moon in Four Hours

If it actually works, the engine could get us to Pluto in only 18 months.

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 28 July 2015 - 1:58PM

Futurist Wants to Replace the Death Penalty with Behavioral Modification Brain Implants

He also suggests putting violent criminals in the Matrix for the rest of their lives.

Janey Tracey
Monday, 27 July 2015 - 2:05PM

Stephen Hawking Will Conduct His First Reddit AMA Next Week

Have questions about artificial intelligence, alien life, or the beginning of the Universe? Go ahead!

Janey Tracey
Friday, 24 July 2015 - 1:20PM

Watch: A Brief History of Everything Written and Narrated by Neil deGrasse Tyson

Neil deGrasse Tyson explains in simplest terms why anything exists.

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 22 July 2015 - 1:22PM

Bionic Eye Successfully Implanted for the First Time

Are we on our way to bionic replacement organs? British scientists have just successfully implanted a bionic eye for the first time,...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 21 July 2015 - 3:36PM

Chris Hadfield to Make Free Educational YouTube Series: 'It's Not Rocket Science'

Sometimes, it actually is rocket science.

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 21 July 2015 - 11:43AM

Watch Stephen Colbert Make Fun of Neil deGrasse Tyson for Not Liking Pluto

"Pluto even has a heart, unlike you."

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 15 July 2015 - 3:48PM

Mark Zuckerberg's Utopian/Dystopian Vision of the Future as a Shared Virtual Reality

Mark Zuckerberg wants us all to live in The Circle.

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 02 July 2015 - 12:38PM

Terminator: Genisys Science Consultant Calls Terminator Time Travel a 'Horrible Mess'

There are a lot of things wrong with Terminator: Genisys, not the least of which is the completely wonky altered timeline. But while...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 01 July 2015 - 3:49PM

Timekeepers Add an Extra 'Leap' Second that Could Shut Down the Internet

It will take us a little longer to get to July than usual, as timekeepers are officially adding an extra second to today, June 30, at...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 30 June 2015 - 1:23PM

New AI Scores Higher on an IQ Test than the Average Human

A computer program has beaten humans on a verbal IQ test for the first time.

Janey Tracey
Monday, 29 June 2015 - 1:07PM

Algae: The Future of Just About Everything

From biofuels to a future source of space food, algae might just be the most important substance in all of science.

Alexandra Grunberg
Saturday, 27 June 2015 - 11:05AM

DARPA Is Trying to Genetically Engineer Organisms to Terraform Mars

Could genetically engineered bacteria make Mars livable for humans?

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 24 June 2015 - 1:56PM

NASA Asks You to Vote for the Most Likely Explanation for Ceres's White Spots

What are those mysterious white spots on Ceres? Vote now!

Janey Tracey
Friday, 19 June 2015 - 2:42PM

Attempts to Revive Wooly Mammoths Could Provide the Answer to Earth's Extinction Crisis

Endangered species could soon be benefitting from attempts to bring back their long-extinct ancestors

Noelle Phansalkar
Wednesday, 17 June 2015 - 6:24PM

Scientist Claims the World Could Fall Into a Black Hole and We Wouldn't Even Notice

The "fuzzball" theory claims that black holes don't destroy matter, but make nearly perfect copies of it.

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 17 June 2015 - 1:26PM

Astronomers Name Asteroid After Star Trek's Leonard Nimoy

Astronomers honored the late and great Spock with his very own asteroid.

Janey Tracey
Monday, 08 June 2015 - 1:05PM

Scientists Grow a Fully Functional Rat Limb in a Lab

Researchers built a complete rat forelimb complete with blood vessels and muscle fibers.

Janey Tracey
Friday, 05 June 2015 - 1:56PM