Astronomers Say They Found a Space-Laser Shooting Out of a Binary Star in the Ant Nebula

Back in the 1920s, theoretical astronomer and astrophysicist Donald Menzel identified Menzel 3, a nebula we now know as the Ant...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 17 May 2018 - 1:33PM

Scientists Say These Toxic Green-Blooded Lizards Could Show Us How to Save Lives

If you thought the acidic, greenish-yellow xenomorph blood from Alien seemed far-fetched, then consider that there are skinks in New...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 17 May 2018 - 12:15PM

New Study Says Octopus Eggs Came to Earth on a Comet From Space

Have you looked at octopi and other cephalopods recently? Like really looked at them? Words haven't been invented yet to accurately...

Andrew LaSane
Thursday, 17 May 2018 - 11:36AM

Scientists Say New 'Planet 9' Evidence May Solve the Greatest Mystery in Our Solar System

Despite several doomsday prophecies involving a hidden ninth planet in our solar system, astronomers (not doomsayers) may be the ones...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 17 May 2018 - 11:19AM

Banned Ozone-Damaging Chemical 'CFC-11' is Likely Being Produced By an Unknown Source

Despite the resistance to fighting climate change that we still have to deal with, some aspects of our planet are improving due to...

Jonathan Kesh
Wednesday, 16 May 2018 - 7:53PM

Earth-Like Worlds Can Still Become Harsh 'Snowball Planets' Inside the Habitable Zone

As our search for Earth-like exoplanets (which are simply planets in other solar systems) continues, one of the key things we look for...

Jonathan Kesh
Wednesday, 16 May 2018 - 6:55PM

Human Feet Keep Washing Ashore in Canada—Now Scientists Can Finally Explain Why

Imagine taking an early morning walk on the beach. As you stroll through the sand you find an abandoned shoe. When you get closer,...

Andrew LaSane
Wednesday, 16 May 2018 - 1:17PM

Are Psychedelics the Key to Saving Humans? 'Omnivore's Dilemma' Author Says It's Possible

Fifty years ago, psychedelics like LSD were hailed as a gateway to transforming humanity's consciousness. Within a decade, it was...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 16 May 2018 - 1:07PM

Japanese Company ispace Says Its New 'Moon Valley' Ecosystem Could Save Earth

When Neil Armstrong set foot on the Moon, it was a dark, cold, inhospitable wasteland where one technical malfunction could mean...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 16 May 2018 - 12:12PM

Scientists Say This New Mars Acid River Study May Finally Reveal Ancient Aliens

When space agencies look to simulate the Martian environment here on Earth, they turn to places like the Utah desert, or Death Valley....

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 16 May 2018 - 11:40AM

Planned 'Lunar Library' Will Send Millions of Wikipedia Pages to the Moon on Tiny Microfiche

Just in case something apocalyptic ever happened to Earth, wouldn't it be great if we had a backup collection of knowledge...

Jonathan Kesh
Tuesday, 15 May 2018 - 7:09PM

Super Fast X-Ray Laser Heats Water to 180,000 Degrees in a Fraction of a Second

At first glance, hearing that "scientists heated water really fast" doesn't sound like that cool of an achievement. But it's how they...

Jonathan Kesh
Tuesday, 15 May 2018 - 6:03PM

MRC Scientists Say New Research May Finally Unlock the Mystery of How Life Began on Earth

If you don't buy into the theory of asteroid-driven panspermia, there's another theory for how life developed from Earth's primordial...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 15 May 2018 - 12:41PM

This Ancient Black Hole Outshines the Entire Milky Way—And No One Can Explain It

Finding a black hole that's older than light itself is impressive (and more than a little unnerving). Finding a black hole that eats...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 15 May 2018 - 11:58AM

Why the UAE Space Agency Says Its Mars Mission Is the Secret to Solving Earth's Biggest Problems

NASA hogs the spotlight whenever we talk about the future of space exploration, but with its bold, exciting plans for Mars,...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 15 May 2018 - 11:33AM

NASA Is Sending a Space Helicopter to Mars for the First Time in History

For the first time in history, a space program plans to fly a helicopter on the surface of another planet: NASA has announced that...

Andrew LaSane
Tuesday, 15 May 2018 - 11:15AM

The White House Just Shut Down NASA's Best Tool for Fighting Climate Change

While mostly known for their work in space, NASA does a lot of important work in Earth sciences as well, with their Carbon Monitoring...

Jonathan Kesh
Monday, 14 May 2018 - 7:32PM

A Jurassic Crocodile Fossil With Dolphin-Like Features Has Been Uncovered

Crocodiles are an ancient species that haven't changed too much over millions of years — natural selection was never too big a...

Jonathan Kesh
Monday, 14 May 2018 - 6:20PM

The Groundbreaking Discovery You've Never Heard Of: Why Astronomy's Biggest Problem is Too Much Data

The biggest scientific breakthrough of our time might be buried under too much information.

Chris Mahon
Monday, 14 May 2018 - 1:02PM

NASA Says Jupiter's Moon Europa Is Shooting Liquid Water From Underground Oceans Into Space

Data from the NASA Galileo mission has confirmed the presence of liquid water on Jupiter's moon Europa.

Chris Mahon
Monday, 14 May 2018 - 12:29PM