Trump Wants NASA to Build a $2.7 Billion Lunar Space Station

Five years from now could see humans living near the moon. Part of President Trump's 2019 NASA budget proposal allocates $2.7 billion...

Andrew LaSane
Thursday, 22 February 2018 - 11:26AM

Popular Mechanics' Infographic on Robot Sizes Shows the Biggest Bot of All

The Singularity is getting closer, which means it's important for humans to know which robots we can take in a fair (or not-so-fair)...

Matthew Loffhagen
Thursday, 22 February 2018 - 11:04AM

NASA's New Spacesuits Have a Built-In Toilet

People still make jokes about the "Russian Space Pen," but there's one thing no one jokes about in the space program: going to the...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 22 February 2018 - 10:56AM

SpaceX Builds "Giant Catcher's Mitt" To Catch Space Debris

Picture this: you go for a walk on a sunny spring day. You're minding your own business, thinking about just how pleasant the weather...

Matthew Loffhagen
Thursday, 22 February 2018 - 10:30AM

(Watch) SpaceX's Rocket Launch Today Is the Beginning of Worldwide Internet

Elon Musk catches a lot of flak for antics like selling novelty flamethrowers and launching a luxury car into space because he can,...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 22 February 2018 - 10:14AM

Interview: 'Black Wake' Producer Carlos Keyes on His H.P. Lovecraft-Inspired Movie

Having invented the cosmic horror genre, science fiction writer H.P. Lovecraft may be a well-known author with several well-known...

Jonathan Kesh
Thursday, 22 February 2018 - 9:35AM

Scientists Will Drive Antimatter Around in a Truck for an Experiment

If the original Back to the Future has taught us anything, it's that all scientific experiments are better when they're on wheels. As...

Matthew Loffhagen
Wednesday, 21 February 2018 - 7:21PM

Amateur Astronomer Discovers Distant Supernova While Testing a New Camera

After years of study and searching, astronomers have finally gained a look at the earliest start of a supernova's massive explosion....

Matthew Loffhagen
Wednesday, 21 February 2018 - 6:35PM

Interview: 'The Shaman and The Scientist' Director Sarah Hutt on Her New Documentary

The Shaman and The Scientist, a new documentary from director Sarah Hutt, is an in-depth exploration of how very different sorts of...

Jonathan Kesh
Wednesday, 21 February 2018 - 4:45PM

Astronomers Have Discovered a Bunch of New 'Ultramassive' Black Holes

First, a little perspective: the sun is about 330,000 times more massive than the Earth, which means it's large enough to fit 1.3...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 21 February 2018 - 12:18PM

Hackers Use 'Honey Pot' Tactics on Facebook to Take Your Phone

The early 2000s had fraudulent emails from Nigerian princes. The 2010s have seductive Facebook messages from hackers using fake...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 21 February 2018 - 11:37AM

Baby Kraken! Internet Goes Gaga Over Tiny, Deep-Sea Dumbo Octopus Hatchling

It constantly surprises people that we know more about the surface of the Moon than we do about our ocean floor. So much down there...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 21 February 2018 - 11:00AM

Aquatic Aliens? Deep Sea Australian Voyage Nets Bizarre New Fish Species

The aphorism "there's plenty of fish in the sea" is terrible consolation after a breakup, but scientifically a very true statement...

Andrew LaSane
Wednesday, 21 February 2018 - 10:59AM

Google's New AI Predicts Future Heart Attacks By Scanning Your Eye

Heart disease is the leading cause of death around the world.We're not, as a species, doing ourselves any favors in this regard. Tasty...

Matthew Loffhagen
Wednesday, 21 February 2018 - 10:30AM

Scientists Discover Black Holes That Erase Your Past

In season five of the modern Doctor Who, The Doctor comes across a crack in space and time that absorbs people, objects – even...

Matthew Loffhagen
Wednesday, 21 February 2018 - 9:09AM

Interview: 'Alterscape' Director Serge Levin on His Film's Multiple Layers and 1980s Vibes

If you could scientifically fine-tune your emotions, would you want to? Would you be worried about any possible...

Jonathan Kesh
Wednesday, 21 February 2018 - 8:45AM

Bigelow Aerospace Wants Customers for Their Inflatable Space Station Modules

Who doesn't love camping? The joy of sleeping in a tent, cooking under the stars, and breathing the cool, fresh air of the great...

Matthew Loffhagen
Tuesday, 20 February 2018 - 7:50PM

Astronomers Find the Most Distant Supernova Ever Observed

Humanity's ability to map the universe around us has just expanded significantly, as astronomers have been able to detect an enormous...

Matthew Loffhagen
Tuesday, 20 February 2018 - 6:21PM

Interview: Jack Murphy Discusses Nikola Tesla's Death Ray and Mysterious Death

On January 8, 1943, inventor Nikola Tesla was found dead in room 3327 in Manhattan's New Yorker Hotel where he spent the last years...

K.S. Anthony
Tuesday, 20 February 2018 - 3:04PM

A Taiwanese Company Has Created a Robotic House-Elf With a Tablet for a Face

Robotic home assistants like SoftBank's Pepper and the ASUS Zenbo all claim to be the future, but there was always something about...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 20 February 2018 - 11:48AM