Jeff Bezos' Startup Blue Origin Just Beat This Major Company For A Contract – Is SpaceX Next?

On Thursday, the United Launch Alliance announced a partnership with Amazon founder Jeff Bezos' company Blue Origin following an...

Andrew LaSane
Friday, 28 September 2018 - 12:18PM

Doctor Strangelove, Or: How We Learned That Bombs We Drop On Earth Can Be Felt In Space According To New Research

Los Alamos scientists joked about the Manhattan Project's nuclear bomb test setting the Earth's atmosphere on fire, but it turns out...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 28 September 2018 - 11:56AM

This New Dinosaur That Stood Like A Cat Was Once The Largest Animal On Earth

With a name that translates to "a giant thunderclap at dawn," the dinosaur species that was recently discovered by researchers in...

Andrew LaSane
Friday, 28 September 2018 - 10:48AM

Social Media May Be Doing Emotional Damage to Users – and Making Them Vulnerable to Ads

If you thought CGI social media celebrities were a troubling new trend, consider the theory that social media encourages 'social...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 27 September 2018 - 1:50PM

NASA's Planned Asteroid Defense Experiment May Not Be Approved by Congress

Earlier this year, we got excited about NASA's newly announced asteroid defense plans, which included ramming potentially cataclysmic...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 27 September 2018 - 1:21PM

Japan's Hopping Rovers Are Already Shooting Movies on the Ryugu Asteroid

Just days after transmitting the first ever images taken on the surface of Ryugu, Japan's MINERVA-II1 rovers from the...

Andrew LaSane
Thursday, 27 September 2018 - 12:56PM

NASA's New Conference on Alien Life Is Happening Now, and You Can Ask The Experts Questions!

No matter how you slice it, astronomers have discovered a lot of exoplanets in the Milky Way galaxy--3,779, to be exact--and between...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 27 September 2018 - 12:33PM

Mysterious Particles Coming From the Ground in Antarctica Have Physicists Puzzled

The most basic thing we know about cosmic rays are that they are supposed to enter the Earth from space, not the other way around....

Andrew LaSane
Thursday, 27 September 2018 - 11:45AM

According To New NASA Data Humans Have Literally Knocked Planet Earth Off-Balance

If you paid attention in science class, you know that the Earth isn't a perfect sphere – it's an "oblate spheroid" that bulges at...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 26 September 2018 - 1:01PM

Astronomers Identify Four Star Systems That May Have Been Oumuamua's Original Home

We've made a lot of discoveries about Oumuamua since it streaked into our solar system last November, but the mystery of its origins...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 26 September 2018 - 12:12PM

The One Word That Separates Humans From Robots in New Minimal Turing Test Isn't What You'd Expect

The book Everybody Poops is a fun way to teach children about the wonders of potty training, but the author may want to be update it...

Andrew LaSane
Wednesday, 26 September 2018 - 11:51AM

Japanese Company ispace Signs with SpaceX for Two Moon Missions

Well, it's been a banner two weeks for SpaceX: they've given new updates on their BFR rocket, announced the first space tourist to go...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 26 September 2018 - 11:36AM

Found! NASA's Orbiter Has Spotted the Unresponsive Mars Opportunity Rover

It has been a few months since NASA lost its $400 million Opportunity Rover to a dust storm on Mars, but at least now they have a...

Andrew LaSane
Wednesday, 26 September 2018 - 10:27AM

Bubbling and Exploding Arctic Lakes Threaten To Make Climate Change Worse

According to at least one scientific study, the Earth is poised to undergo some radical changes over the next century if we don't cut...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 25 September 2018 - 12:56PM

How Teleportation Technology Would Change the World as We Know It

Forget waiting for Scotty to beam you up—if teleportation were at the level of common tech like microwaves or WiFi, it would have...

Andrew LaSane
Tuesday, 25 September 2018 - 12:52PM

New Study Claims Mars Could Have Supported Underground Life

At this point, the "will they/won't they" relationship between Mars and some hypothetical form of microbial life has surpassed most...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 25 September 2018 - 12:07PM

Scientists Spot Dust Storms on Titan, Saturn's Most Habitable Moon

Despite being a small moon orbiting ten times farther from the Sun than Earth, Titan is strikingly similar to Earth: it has a stable,...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 25 September 2018 - 11:37AM

Japanese Scientists Made a Magnet So Powerful That It Blows Stuff Up Every Time They Turn It On

Ms. Frizzle on The Magic School Bus warned us that sometimes with science you have to take chances, make mistakes, and get messy. It...

Andrew LaSane
Tuesday, 25 September 2018 - 11:27AM

Japan's Hayabusa2 Rovers Delivers First Images From Historic Asteroid Landing

One giant landing for Japan, one batch of blurry lens flared images for mankind? In case you missed it, Japan hit a pretty big...

Andrew LaSane
Monday, 24 September 2018 - 1:48PM

A New Study Proposes Building a Giant, Artificial Wall to Save Antarctica's Ice Sheets

Yes, people are still pursuing humanity's dream of building a full-size space elevator, but the new structures proposed in a recent...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 24 September 2018 - 1:07PM