Science News

The Large Hadron Collider Was Just Derailed by a Weasel

The most powerful particle collider in the world has been shut down--by a weasel. According to internal documents posted online...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 29 April 2016 - 2:07PM

These Are the 8 "Catastrophic Risks" to Humanity That Could Happen in the Next Five Years

How could the human population be decimated in the next half-decade? Researchers from Oxford’s Global Priorities Project who were...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 28 April 2016 - 5:30PM

Physicist Simulates a Black Hole in a Lab to Prove Hawking Radiation Theory

Hawking radiation may have solved the black hole information paradox, theoretically speaking, but scientists have never been able to...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 26 April 2016 - 1:57PM

China's "Intelligent" Security Robot Will Tase You If You Fall Out of Line

China has just unveiled a riot control robot named AnBot, which is intended to control riots using an electric shock weapon....

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 26 April 2016 - 10:51AM

Astronaut Tim Peake Runs the London Marathon in Space

Tim Peake has just crossed a running milestone, as he just became the first astronaut to run a marathon in space. The UK astronaut,...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 25 April 2016 - 10:12AM

Light Burst from a Black Hole Merger Could Narrow Down Source of Gravitational Waves

In September 2015, two LIGO observatories detected gravitational waves emitted from the merger of binary black holes. Now, NASA is...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 20 April 2016 - 11:29AM

Scientists Find Genetic Mutants Who Are Immune to Heritable Diseases

Have scientists discovered a real-life version of the X-Men? A recent genetic study uncovered a small proportion of individuals with...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 14 April 2016 - 2:00PM

Stephen Hawking Says We Should Hope Intelligent Alien Life Doesn't Find Us

Stephen Hawking just announced his intention to work with billionaire Yuri Milner, Mark Zuckerberg, and other prominent scientists on...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 14 April 2016 - 11:09AM

Here's How Stephen Hawking's Interstellar Nanocraft Will Help Us Find Alien LIfe

Yesterday, Stephen Hawking and billionaire Yuri Milner announced Breakthrough Starshot, a project that aims to build tiny,...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 13 April 2016 - 11:21AM

Scientists Discover An Ancient Relative of the Spider

The cladistics and evolution of modern arachnids is something that still isn’t totally understood by modern zoologists. However,...

Zain Charkawi
Thursday, 31 March 2016 - 8:26PM

Google's DeepMind Just Beat the World Master at Go - Here's What That Means for the Future of AI

Google's DeepMind just challenged the world champion of the Chinese game Go to a series of five matches--and beat humanity four to...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 15 March 2016 - 11:16AM

Scientists Grow Functional Heart Tissue from Human Stem Cells

The U.S. has a serious heart shortage. At any given time, up to 20,000 people in the U.S. could benefit from a heart transplant, but...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 14 March 2016 - 5:14PM

Marvel Seeks Young Female Avengers to Save the World with Science

With Black Widow, Scarlet Witch, Wasp, and the upcoming addition of Captain Marvel, Marvel is increasingly showing interest...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 11 March 2016 - 2:25PM

Blue Origin Aims to Take Tourists to Space in 2018

The famously secretive space travel company Blue Origin was opened to press for the first time yesterday. This would be exciting...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 09 March 2016 - 10:51AM

Scientists May Find Out Exactly What Happened to the Dinosaurs

The sudden extinction of the dinosaurs at the end of the Cretaceous period is one of the biggest head-scratching scientific mysteries...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 08 March 2016 - 2:04PM

Scott Kelly Is Already Showing Us the Effects of Long-Term Spaceflight on the Human Body

Scott Kelly just came back to Earth from his historic Year in Space, and he's set to undergo extensive medical testing in order to...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 03 March 2016 - 1:03PM

J.J. Abrams to Make Documentary Web Series on Google's Lunar XPRIZE Competition

This year, teams of entrepreneurs, scientists, and innovators will have the opportunity to compete for a $30 million dollar prize by...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 03 March 2016 - 10:46AM

Good News: The Universe Won't End for at Least 2.8 Billion Years

The universe will end in fire or ice, as they say, or more accurately, in a Big Freeze or a Big Crunch. Now, there's a new contender...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 01 March 2016 - 4:24PM

Highlights from Scott Kelly's Historic Year in Space

Scott Kelly is finishing his Year in Space today, which marks 340 days of living on the ISS. Once he returns, he will be subject to...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 01 March 2016 - 11:53AM

The Remarkably Simple Initiative That's Reducing Polar Bear Deaths in the Arctic

February 27th was International Polar Bear Day, and this year polar bears and their fans have cause to celebrate thanks to the World...

Alexandra Grunberg
Monday, 29 February 2016 - 8:48PM