Japan's Hayabusa2 Rovers Delivers First Images From Historic Asteroid Landing

One giant landing for Japan, one batch of blurry lens flared images for mankind? In case you missed it, Japan hit a pretty big...

Andrew LaSane
Monday, 24 September 2018 - 1:48PM

A New Study Proposes Building a Giant, Artificial Wall to Save Antarctica's Ice Sheets

Yes, people are still pursuing humanity's dream of building a full-size space elevator, but the new structures proposed in a recent...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 24 September 2018 - 1:07PM

Missile Off the Rail: MQ-9 Reaper Claims the First Air-to-Air Kill for a Drone Ever

Last April, a dogfighting AI pulled off the first kill on a human fighter pilot in a simulation (and boy, was it a shutdown), but now...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 24 September 2018 - 12:30PM

This Giant Crab Snack-Attacked a Seabird in Its Sleep and Carnage Ensued

It's common in nature documentaries to see birds preying on cute, tiny animals like crabs and lizards on the beach because that's now...

Andrew LaSane
Monday, 24 September 2018 - 12:21PM

Elon Musk Says We're Going to Have a Full-Fledged 'Mars Base Alpha' by 2028

On the heels of Elon Musk's big reveal of the identity of the world's first space tourist to fly around the Moon, he's made another...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 24 September 2018 - 11:34AM

Here's What it Would Cost to Build the Death Star, Hogwarts, and the Starship Enterprise For Real

There are lots of reasons why we love getting lost in fictional stories, and world-building is a major one. The environments and...

Andrew LaSane
Monday, 24 September 2018 - 10:30AM

Japan Becomes First Country To Land On An Asteroid With Hayabusa2 Space Probe

The JAXA (Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency) Hayabusa2 probe arrived at the asteroid Ryugu this past June, but it's been waiting for...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 21 September 2018 - 1:59PM

Astronomers Spot An 'Earth-Sized Clump of Matter' Hurtling Into A Black Hole At 30% Of The Speed Of Light

Whether it involves warping space-time so much that you can effectively time travel or bringing a 'dead' star back to life, black...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 21 September 2018 - 1:23PM

NASA Captures Images Of Vivid Blue Clouds Spawned By Meteorites Over The Arctic

If you thought the Arctic was home only to the mysterious skyglow known as STEVE, we have exciting news for you: scientists have taken...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 21 September 2018 - 12:52PM

Watch As Space Junk Is Captured By A Lightning-Fast Galactic Net For The First Time Ever

According to estimates, there are over 7600 tons of "space junk" floating around Earth right now. It's a serious problem that needs to...

Andrew LaSane
Friday, 21 September 2018 - 12:34PM

Dosing Octopuses With Ecstasy Makes Them Act Like Humans On MDMA According To A Study By Johns Hopkins University Doctors

Better known as ecstasy or MDMA, methylenedioxymethamphetamine is a psychoactive drug that is used recreationally to give people a...

Andrew LaSane
Friday, 21 September 2018 - 11:07AM

A Disturbance In The Force: "Galactic Archaeologists" Find Ancient Spiral Patterns Embedded In The Milky Way Galaxy

Last April the ESA Gaia satellite released its first big dump of data, which gave astronomers the brightness, distances, and...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 20 September 2018 - 1:11PM

The NASA TESS Spacecraft Just Discovered Two Earth-Like Exoplanets Orbiting A Star Sixty Light Years Away

Earlier this week, we got to see the TESS spacecraft's "first light" images – the first photos a telescope takes after being fully...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 20 September 2018 - 12:34PM

My Creepy Little Pony: These Wearable Electronic Skins Turn The Stuffed Animals Of Your Childhood Into Walking Robots

As kids, we all wished that our toys and stuffed animals would come alive and walk around like in Toy Story, A.I.: Artificial...

Andrew LaSane
Thursday, 20 September 2018 - 12:29PM

HAL 9000? The Curiosity Rover Just Stopped Sending Data Back To NASA, But It's Still Fully Operational

You've probably encountered error messages before: Error 404 (Page Not Found), Error 403 (Forbidden) or – if you're very lucky –...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 20 September 2018 - 11:53AM

An Explosion Of Thousands Of Spiders Turned This Greek Fishing Village Into A Real-Life Horror Story With Their Gigantic Webs

There is still over a month left until Halloween, but one small town in Greece already looks like it was decorated by overzealous...

Andrew LaSane
Thursday, 20 September 2018 - 11:05AM

A New Study Claims the Strongest Material in the Universe May Be 'Nuclear Pasta'

When Stephen Hawking coined the term "spaghettification" to describe what happens when you're sucked into a black hole, we doubt he...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 19 September 2018 - 1:05PM

Scientists are Baffled by Strange Infrared Signal Emanating from Space

Another day, another weird signal coming from deep in space that scientists can't really explain. NASA reports that a strange signal...

Andrew LaSane
Wednesday, 19 September 2018 - 12:53PM

NASA's TESS Space Telescope Just Captured Its First 'Official' Images of the Stars

Last May, NASA's TESS spacecraft (short for Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite) took its first test photo of the cosmos, but...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 19 September 2018 - 12:32PM

What Could Go Wrong? Russian Cloning Facility Plans To Resurrect Ancient Animals, Just Like 'Jurassic Park'

When scientists found a blood-sucking tick from the Cretaceous encased in amber, everybody went wild--"Michael Crichton was right!"...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 19 September 2018 - 12:02PM