Astronaut Chris Hadfield Believes That No Planned NASA or SpaceX Rockets Can Send Humans to Mars

Getting a rover or orbital probe to Mars takes an extraordinary amount of power and top-of-the-line technology from modern space...

Jonathan Kesh
Sunday, 17 June 2018 - 11:58AM

Astronomers Devise a New Strategy For Discovering Infant Planets Around Young Stars

As it becomes more common to discover exoplanets in distant (or nearby) solar systems, we're starting to see more variety in the weird...

Jonathan Kesh
Saturday, 16 June 2018 - 4:40PM

A New Form of Photosynthesis Could Help Us Grow Plants on Other Planets Like Mars

Photosynthesis, the process of converting light into energy, is such a key part of any plant that the idea of "finding a new...

Jonathan Kesh
Saturday, 16 June 2018 - 2:37PM

Newly Discovered Amber Fossil Preserved the Oldest Known Prehistoric Tropical Frog

The Cretaceous period of prehistory is mostly well known for its giant dinosaurs like the Tyrannosaurus rex. Much less well known, but...

Jonathan Kesh
Saturday, 16 June 2018 - 12:40PM

NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter Photographs an Avalanche Caused By a Meteor Strike

Mars has to deal with a lot of meteor impacts, having somewhere around 635,000 craters dotting the entire planet.And the Mars...

Jonathan Kesh
Friday, 15 June 2018 - 6:22PM

Was the 'Stanford Prison Experiment' Fake? This New Report Rewrites Science History

When it was conducted in 1971, the infamous "Stanford Prison Experiment" seemed to shine a harsh light on the darkest parts of the...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 15 June 2018 - 1:56PM

Researchers Just Created a New AI That Can Predict What Humans Will Do in the Future

Apparently, teaching artificial intelligence to read our innermost thoughts or turning them in terrifying psychopaths isn't...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 15 June 2018 - 12:27PM

Stephen Hawking Is Getting a Cosmic Farewell: His Voice Will Be Shot Into a Black Hole

Stephen Hawking passed away just over two months ago, but the legendary theoretical physicist will live on forever through his...

Andrew LaSane
Friday, 15 June 2018 - 12:04PM

Scientists Say This Bacteria Could Be the Secret to Humans Terraforming Alien Planets

Billions of years ago, Earth saw a miraculous increase in the amount of oxygen floating around the planet, which would pave the way...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 15 June 2018 - 11:56AM

Check Out a Livestream of Two Astronauts On a Spacewalk Outside The International Space Station

As live-streaming becomes more commonplace, it's a wonder that NASA's Twitch account isn't more widely known. After all, nobody else...

Jonathan Kesh
Thursday, 14 June 2018 - 7:06PM

Astronomers Detect a Distant Eruption From a Black Hole 'Eating' a Nearby Star

Obviously, it's a good thing that we don't have any black holes too close to our solar system, but occasionally we get a good reminder...

Jonathan Kesh
Thursday, 14 June 2018 - 6:35PM

This Tech Expert Says NASA's Asteroid Data Is Flawed—Now Scientists Are Backing Him Up

NASA is pretty much the gold standard when it comes to scientific research: Between the Hubble and Chandra telescopes, the multiple...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 14 June 2018 - 1:14PM

We Just Found New Evidence of Organic Alien Life on the Planet Ceres

The 2015 Dawn mission to explore the dwarf planet Ceres may not have turned up evidence of life, but it did find the next best thing:...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 14 June 2018 - 12:35PM

New Report Links the 'Tic Tac' UFO From the Nimitz Incident to Mysterious Underwater Object

Remember that undated report on the Nimitz UFO incident discovered by a news team in Las Vegas?   Not only did it detail the...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 14 June 2018 - 12:04PM

Roscosmos Is Building a New Giant Laser Cannon That Can Blow Up Satellites in Space

Recycling and reusing materials to make something new is a good thing, but there are exceptions to every rule. If reports streaming...

Andrew LaSane
Thursday, 14 June 2018 - 10:56AM

Giant Dust Storm on Mars Cuts Off Contact Between NASA and the Opportunity Rover

Over the past week, NASA's Opportunity rover has found itself in the middle of an encroaching Martian dust storm that's approximately...

Jonathan Kesh
Wednesday, 13 June 2018 - 7:29PM

Antarctica's Rapid Rate of Melting Ice is Already Impacting Earth's Sea Levels

When it comes to pushing back the literal rising tides of climate change, it's hard to think of anything that could provoke a stronger...

Jonathan Kesh
Wednesday, 13 June 2018 - 6:06PM

Einstein's Newly Published Old Travel Diaries Reveal His Hidden Racism

In a 1946 speech at Lincoln University, Albert Einstein famously said segregation was "a disease of white people," adding, "I do not...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 13 June 2018 - 1:30PM

Tiny Sparkling Clouds of 'Nanodiamonds' May Finally Explain Strange Space Radiation

When astronomers talk about observing the "cosmic background radiation," you might think it's the sort of signal that can only be...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 13 June 2018 - 12:45PM

New Theory Says Black Holes Don't Actually Exist—They Might Just Be Weird Wormholes

Despite all the unknowns surrounding black holes--what they look like, what happens to the matter that falls in, and how many are...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 13 June 2018 - 12:09PM