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Pay Dirt: Sound Waves Accidentally Found One Quadrillion Tons of Diamonds Buried Deep Within the Earth

The biggest payday in history is sitting one hundred miles beneath Earth’s surface. Scientists from MIT – with scholars at ten...

Scarlett James
Monday, 16 July 2018 - 1:45PM

UFO In Flight? A Fireball With a Weird Trajectory Lit Up The Sky Over The Midwest Yesterday

For midwesterners, fireworks weren't the only things worth staring up at the sky for during this long holiday weekend. Hundreds of...

Andrew LaSane
Monday, 09 July 2018 - 11:41AM

We Need Some Space – Why Our Planet Feels Warmer On The Aphelion When We Are Farthest Away From The Sun

Today marks Earth's aphelion, the point in its orbit when we are farthest from the Sun! If you want to be exact, aphelion occurred...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 06 July 2018 - 12:38PM

You Never Forget Your First Time: Did NASA Just Find The First Meteorite Ever Recovered From the Ocean?

Just two days into their search for a giant meteorite that crashed off the coast of Washington State, Dr. Marc Fries and the crew of...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 06 July 2018 - 12:09PM

NASA Will Begin Searching for a 2-Ton Meteorite Off the Coast of Washington State This Week

Despite tens of thousands of meteorites entering Earth's atmosphere each year, the vast majority of them burn up before they ever hit...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 02 July 2018 - 12:18PM

Bill Nye Launches "Kick Asteroid" Campaign To Raise Awareness of Planetary Defense

It's not the Space Force, but Bill Nye (everyone's favorite scientist and the man who made bow-ties and lab coats cool) and his...

Andrew LaSane
Wednesday, 27 June 2018 - 11:54AM

Indian Space Agency Discovers Massive Exoplanet Where Years Last Just 19 Days

Indian scientists discovered EPIC 211945201b, a planet roughly 27 times more massive than Earth and just 600 light years away.

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 26 June 2018 - 1:20PM

Watch: Asteroid Lights Russian Sky, Raising Questions Of Whether We're Prepared For An Asteroid Strike

Russian home security and dashcam owners were given a light show last week as a meteor approximately 13 feet wide flew overhead and...

Andrew LaSane
Tuesday, 26 June 2018 - 11:48AM

A Volcanic Eruption Is Coming For New England As Rising Magma Takes Geophysicists By Surprise

Magma is swelling up beneath New England – how did scientists miss this until now?

Chris Mahon
Monday, 25 June 2018 - 12:41PM

Two Greenland Glaciers Sitting Right Beside Each Other Are Melting at Radically Different Speeds

Much like other glaciers around Earth's two poles, the Inglefield Gulf in northwest Greenland is melting and gradually contributing...

Jonathan Kesh
Sunday, 24 June 2018 - 4:03PM

The International Space Station Released a Satellite Which Harpoons Space Junk For Its First Field Test

This small cube which resembles a Borg cube may not seem like much (unless you've seen enough Star Trek: The Next Generation to be...

Jonathan Kesh
Saturday, 23 June 2018 - 1:32PM

Antartica Is Getting Taller—And That Could Help Humans Delay Global Warming

It seems that Antarctica is a much stranger place than anyone--especially the scientists who study it--ever expected.   Apart from...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 22 June 2018 - 12:53PM

New Research Suggests That Tyrannosaurus Rex Had No Way to Stick Out Its Tongue

Getting eaten by a Tyrannosaurus rex was certainly a problem for various species living during the late Cretaceous period. But at...

Jonathan Kesh
Wednesday, 20 June 2018 - 7:29PM

A Sunken Ferry Finds New Purpose as An Artificial Reef For Sea Life

There's lots of things you can do with a boat once you decommission it. Intentionally sinking the boat isn't an intuitive option, but...

Jonathan Kesh
Monday, 18 June 2018 - 6:21PM

It's Literally Raining Green Gems in Hawaii Because of the Kilauea Volcano Eruption

You may have heard of frogs raining from the sky, but what about gemstones? Hawaii's Kilauea volcano has been erupting for weeks,...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 18 June 2018 - 1:00PM

New Research Shows Crab Spiders Are Remarkably Good at Flying With 10-Foot Web Parachutes

Some spiders can jump. Others can burrow. More than you might expect can paraglide.New research on spider flight published in the...

Jonathan Kesh
Sunday, 17 June 2018 - 3:04PM

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

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

Paleontologists Dig Up Fossils of Two New Prehistoric Saber-Toothed Predators in Russia

It wasn't just saber-toothed tigers who had long teeth back way back when. And there were predators far, far older than that species...

Jonathan Kesh
Saturday, 09 June 2018 - 5:17PM