How The Herpes Virus Contributes To Alzheimer's Disease – Why This New Study Says They're Linked

A small group of scientists stumbled upon the startling connecting between the herpes virus and Alzheimer's disease. Here's what you...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 25 June 2018 - 1:35PM

A Volcanic Eruption Is Coming For New England As Rising Magma Takes Geophysicists By Surprise

Magma is swelling up beneath New England – how did scientists miss this until now?

Chris Mahon
Monday, 25 June 2018 - 12:41PM

A New Study Says Humans Are Probably the Only Advanced Civilization in the Cosmos

The Fermi Paradox may finally have an answer.   Between claims that humans aren't the first civilization to call the Milky Way home...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 25 June 2018 - 11:51AM

Blood Moon: Here's How to See the Longest Total Lunar Eclipse of the Century This July

If you're reading this you've probably seen a lunar eclipse before, but as amateur and professional astronomers know, it's not a "seen...

Andrew LaSane
Monday, 25 June 2018 - 11:25AM

New Technology is Able to Recover Seemingly Destroyed Early Photographs

An early precursor to modern photographs is an often forgotten thing called the "daguerrotype", which could capture light on...

Jonathan Kesh
Sunday, 24 June 2018 - 5:15PM

Two Greenland Glaciers Sitting Right Beside Each Other Are Melting at Radically Different Speeds

Much like other glaciers around Earth's two poles, the Inglefield Gulf in northwest Greenland is melting and gradually contributing...

Jonathan Kesh
Sunday, 24 June 2018 - 4:03PM

SpaceX Will Send a New Robotic Hand Up to the International Space Station

Next week, SpaceX will launch a Falcon 9 rocket containing important cargo to resupply the International Space Station, which they've...

Jonathan Kesh
Sunday, 24 June 2018 - 2:34PM

Astronomer Takes a Photo of the Milky Way Using a Crystal Ball As a Lens

The image of a toy marble with a colorful streak running through the center of it is a common one. And it's easy to see that streak as...

Jonathan Kesh
Saturday, 23 June 2018 - 5:08PM

Astronauts Test Out Sextants to See if the Seafaring Tool Can Be Useful in Space

There's a lot of parallels between ocean voyages and space voyages, mostly revolving around their shared trait of "trained...

Jonathan Kesh
Saturday, 23 June 2018 - 4:25PM

The International Space Station Released a Satellite Which Harpoons Space Junk For Its First Field Test

This small cube which resembles a Borg cube may not seem like much (unless you've seen enough Star Trek: The Next Generation to be...

Jonathan Kesh
Saturday, 23 June 2018 - 1:32PM

Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter Photographs a 'Blue Dune' on the Red Planet

Mars is called the Red Planet because it's predominantly red, of course. But that hasn't stopped NASA from taking some blue...

Jonathan Kesh
Saturday, 23 June 2018 - 12:02PM

An Italian Composer is Assembling a Symphony Orchestra Full of Only Robots

When you think of "futuristic instruments" you probably think of synthesizers just like most other people (even if they've been...

Jonathan Kesh
Friday, 22 June 2018 - 6:30PM

All the Ways You Can Kill Yourself on Mars: The Most Disastrous Astronaut Simulation Ever

With all our technological cunning, with everything at our disposal, at this point in human evolution, just how wrong could a human...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 22 June 2018 - 1:44PM

Antartica Is Getting Taller—And That Could Help Humans Delay Global Warming

It seems that Antarctica is a much stranger place than anyone--especially the scientists who study it--ever expected.   Apart from...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 22 June 2018 - 12:53PM

We Just Proved Einstein's Theory of Relativity on a Galactic Scale for the First Time

When Einstein's theories overturned some of the fundamental ideas of Newtonian physics (and how scientists viewed the universe), it...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 22 June 2018 - 12:15PM

Scientists Say We've Figured Out How to Send Humans to Exoplanet Proxima Centauri b

The hunt for exoplanets is not just about charting a map of the universe for astronomers to hang on their walls. At some point in the...

Andrew LaSane
Friday, 22 June 2018 - 10:58AM

An Experimental Flying 'Dragon' Drone Can Stretch Out and Perform Aerial Acrobatics

As drones continue to grow in popularity, the conventional quadcopter design is easily the most common type of drone you'll come...

Jonathan Kesh
Thursday, 21 June 2018 - 7:21PM

The Entirety of Mars is Now Covered By a Single Massive Dust Storm

A couple weeks ago, NASA grew concerned that their aging Mars rover Opportunity could be in danger, as it lay right in the path of...

Jonathan Kesh
Thursday, 21 June 2018 - 6:14PM

We Just Found the First-Ever Surgeon's 'Limb Pit' From the Civil War

When archaeologists found the site of a barbarian massacre in Denmark last month, we were ready to give that the trophy for Most Gory...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 21 June 2018 - 1:46PM

After Decades of Searching, We've Finally Found All of the Universe's (Normal) Matter

Humans may be destined to wipe out all other life in the cosmos, but we're sure stumbling at the first hurdles when it comes to...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 21 June 2018 - 12:54PM