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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

Archaeologists Want to Create 3-D Augmented Reality Versions of Ancient Sites to Preserve the Real Ones

What if tourists could explore famous caves without ever going inside?

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 02 June 2015 - 11:57AM

Nanobots Could be the Future of the Medical Industry

From beating cancer to delivering information right to your brain, Nanobots are going to change humanity forever.

Alexandra Grunberg
Monday, 01 June 2015 - 3:57PM

Mathematician Claims His Painting Predicted Alternate Timeline During the Big Bang

Cosmologists have recently discovered that the Big Bang occurred during an alternate timeline, which was predicted years ago by a...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 29 May 2015 - 12:20PM

Everything Wrong with the San Andreas Trailer, According to the Film's Scientific Consultant

The seismologist who consulted on the script for San Andreas claims that the filmmakers mostly ignored his advice.

Janey Tracey
Friday, 29 May 2015 - 9:35AM

The White House Calls for Scientists to Hold Off on Human Gene Editing

After Chinese scientists edited the genetic material of human embryos for the first time, the White House calls for a moratorium on...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 26 May 2015 - 4:02PM

Happy Birthday, Sally Ride! Google Doodles Celebrate the First American Woman in Space

Sally Ride passed away in 2012, but today would have been her 64th birthday.

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 26 May 2015 - 2:55PM

NASA and ESA Team Up to Stop a Killer Asteroid Impact

ESA and NASA are currently working together to test systems that would deflect a lethal asteroid from hitting Earth.

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 20 May 2015 - 2:12PM

Oculus Rift Virtual Reality Headsets Will Be Available to Buy in 2016

Virtual reality headsets will be commercially available from Oculus Rift starting next year.

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 07 May 2015 - 10:40AM

Journal Defends Controversial Decision to Publish Study on the Genetic Modification of Human Embryos

Protein and Cell issues a statement defending their decision to publish a controversial paper detailing the genetic modification of...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 29 April 2015 - 4:48PM