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

We Just Used an Innovative New Technique to Find 3 Newly Birthed Planets Near a Young Star

Using revolutionary new planet-finding techniques and data from the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) in northern...

Andrew LaSane
Wednesday, 13 June 2018 - 11:04AM

The 'BionicFinWave' Looks Like One of the Sleekest Robotic Fish Ever Made

Robots inspired by animals are fairly common: most of the time, whenever there's a certain spot on Earth we want to send a robot,...

Jonathan Kesh
Tuesday, 12 June 2018 - 8:43PM

Woman Sues NASA to Keep a Vial of Moon Dust Gifted To Her by Neil Armstrong

According to official NASA policy, anything brought to Earth from the surface of the Moon is immediately the property of the United...

Jonathan Kesh
Tuesday, 12 June 2018 - 6:38PM

Can Psychedelic Drugs Actually Treat Depression? New Study Says the Evidence Is Promising

For years, scientists and medical professionals have thought that clinical depression is usually the result of chemical balances in...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 12 June 2018 - 1:15PM

Can Humans Prevent Bacteria From Contaminating Mars?

As humanity watches Earth's major powers prepare to colonize the Solar System, most of the questions are practical--how will we...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 12 June 2018 - 12:31PM

New Study Reveals What Americans Think God's Face Really Looks Like—And It's Pretty Weird

For the last 500 years, the prevailing image of God has been a stern-faced older man with a white beard. Since the release of Joan...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 12 June 2018 - 12:08PM

Trace Materials From the Birth of the Solar System Found in Interplanetary Dust

Scientists have searched high and low on this planet for materials left over from the creation of our solar system to no avail. Things...

Andrew LaSane
Tuesday, 12 June 2018 - 10:53AM

The ESO's 'Very Large Telescope' Captures Two Galaxies Undergoing a Very Close Encounter

One thing that the Hubble Space Telescope is very good at is tracking down galactic collisions. Regardless of how common it is for...

Jonathan Kesh
Monday, 11 June 2018 - 6:08PM

Astrophysicist Says 2.86 Million Earth-Like Planets Could Orbit a Black Hole

If you had a degree in astrophysics, access to high-powered computers, and a love of sci-fi, you might do what Sean Raymond did:...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 11 June 2018 - 1:02PM

This New Giant Star Discovery May Revise the Entire History of Our Universe

As Neil DeGrasse Tyson is fond of saying, "We are all stardust." Zooming out a bit, however, reveals that almost everything is...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 11 June 2018 - 12:14PM

New Study Says Bees Understand the Concept of Zero—And That Could Transform AI

Despite having tiny brains, bees can communicate with one another via elaborate dances, build their hives out of lattices of hexagonal...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 11 June 2018 - 11:28AM

$55 Million Will Soon Buy You an 8-Day Stay at the World's First Commercial Space Station

The lifestyles of the rich and famous continue to get more and more extravagant as people invent new ways to spend money, but flexing...

Andrew LaSane
Monday, 11 June 2018 - 11:10AM

'First Man' Trailer Tells the Rocky History of Neil Armstrong's Moon Landing

Everyone knows about the first time humans landed on the Moon, and they can certainly quote Neil Armstrong's famous "One small step...

Jonathan Kesh
Sunday, 10 June 2018 - 3:52PM

The 'Pillars of Creation' Hides a Special Magnetic Field Which Can Teach Us More About Star Formation

You've likely seen the famous Hubble telescope photo of the Pillars of Creation — the long trunks of a nebula which resemble the...

Jonathan Kesh
Sunday, 10 June 2018 - 3:08PM

NASA's Opportunity Rover is Delayed For Several Days by a Large Dust Storm on Mars

NASA's Opportunity rover has spent well over 5,000 days on Mars, and has survived well past its initial 90 day mission and outlived...

Jonathan Kesh
Sunday, 10 June 2018 - 1:21PM