'Explosive' Solar Flare Storm Approaching Earth Could Cause Trillions in Damage to Power Grid

Stargazers are in for a rare double-feature today: not only do they have the chance to watch a partial solar eclipse, a recent solar...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 15 February 2018 - 10:44AM

NASA Finds Nearly 100 New Exoplanets Hiding in Kepler Telescope's K2 Mission Data

If you're keeping count at home (which you shouldn't be, because there is a website for that), the current count for confirmed...

Andrew LaSane
Thursday, 15 February 2018 - 10:44AM

Scientists Warn Canceling WFIRST Telescope Could Cripple US Space Exploration

Last year, when Donald Trump came to power, it was quickly announced that many government-backed scientific endeavors would receive...

Matthew Loffhagen
Thursday, 15 February 2018 - 10:21AM

There is a Small Chance Elon Musk's Tesla Could Crash Back to Earth

Ever since SpaceX launched their Falcon Heavy rocket which just so happened to include a Tesla Roadster as its payload, there's been...

Jonathan Kesh
Wednesday, 14 February 2018 - 9:34PM

'Black Mirror' Creates a Real Version of Their Infamous Dating App

While Netflix's near-future sci-fi horror anthology Black Mirror had a pretty strong fourth season overall, one of its best showings...

Jonathan Kesh
Wednesday, 14 February 2018 - 8:22PM

SETI Claims Cryptocurrency is Hurting The Search For Alien Life

The ongoing speculator goldrush surrounding Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies is causing more than a few problems for humanity's...

Matthew Loffhagen
Wednesday, 14 February 2018 - 7:16PM

Ants Can Play Doctor and Treat Each Other's Wounds With Spit

Up until now, it was thought that human beings were the only species that could give each other medical aid in order to heal wounds...

Matthew Loffhagen
Wednesday, 14 February 2018 - 6:38PM

Robot Cockroaches May Be the Future of Space Exploration

No one wanted it to come to this, but researchers at John Hopkins have created palm-sized robots that mimic real-life cockroaches,...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 14 February 2018 - 12:24PM

Astonishing Image of a Single Atom Wins Student UK Photo Prize

The invisible world of electrons, protons, and neutrons is frustratingly difficult to grasp--most of us probably stopped thinking...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 14 February 2018 - 11:43AM

Asteroid Mining Is Just the Beginning: What If We Could Mine a Diamond Planet?

Somewhere out among the stars, not that far from home, is a planet named 55 Cancri e, otherwise known as Janssen (which makes it sound...

Matthew Loffhagen
Wednesday, 14 February 2018 - 11:37AM

Second Eclipse of 2018 Coming This Week: How to Watch the Partial Solar Eclipse on Thursday

What could be more romantic than looking to the skies with protective glasses to witness a celestial event on the day after...

Andrew LaSane
Wednesday, 14 February 2018 - 10:54AM

The Beautiful Rosette Nebula Is Your Valentine's Gift From the Universe

Has Valentine's Day left you feeling a little underwhelmed?Were you hoping for some mysterious stranger to announce their affection...

Matthew Loffhagen
Wednesday, 14 February 2018 - 10:37AM

Alien Civilizations Could Destroy Humanity With AI Messages Without Even Visiting Earth

Fans of Cixin Liu's sci-fi blockbuster The Three Body Problem will be pleased to know that scientists from Sonneberg, Germany, and...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 14 February 2018 - 10:14AM

Saturn's Moon Enceladus Looks Intimidating in NASA Photo

Out of the dozens of moons in orbit around Saturn, the icy Enceladus (while not always as popular as its fellow moon Titan) is a...

Jonathan Kesh
Tuesday, 13 February 2018 - 8:37PM

NASA Wants to Send a Piece of Martian Rock Back Home

Earth currently has an extremely limited amount of Martian rocks to study. We've never managed a successful round trip flight to and...

Matthew Loffhagen
Tuesday, 13 February 2018 - 7:26PM

A Giant 'Pong' Arena Was Created Using LiDAR Tech

Pong is one of the enduring icons of video games. One of the original classic two-player computer gaming experiences, the simple...

Matthew Loffhagen
Tuesday, 13 February 2018 - 6:31PM

The Most Powerful Alien-Hunting Telescope on Earth Is Now Operational

Chile's Very Large Telescope, or VLT, added the ESPRESSO instrument last December, and it achieved first light. The VLT's combination...

Justin Joffe
Tuesday, 13 February 2018 - 12:35PM

Upgraded Mayall Telescope Could Finally Explain Dark Matter With Largest-Ever 3D Map of Universe

The four-meter Nicholas U. Mayall Telescope was cutting edge when it was first installed inside a 14-story, 500-ton dome on top of an...

Justin Joffe
Tuesday, 13 February 2018 - 11:32AM

'Screaming Mummy' Mystery Solved? Famous Skeleton May Be Hanged Prince Who Plotted Murder of Pharaoh

If there's one thing missing from The Mummy, it's a good dash of scientific analysis.Thankfully, the real world has this covered:...

Matthew Loffhagen
Tuesday, 13 February 2018 - 11:14AM

Ancient Mammoth Track Fossils Suggest Family Was Critical to Survival

We might think of love and family as primarily human concerns, concepts that evolved as homo sapiens' brains did on the path to...

Justin Joffe
Tuesday, 13 February 2018 - 10:52AM