Massive Crowdsourced Family Tree Links 13 Million People Together

Thanks to crowdfunding efforts, the world's largest ancestral record has been compiled — a massive family tree that contains...

Matthew Loffhagen
Monday, 05 March 2018 - 7:20PM

Scientists Create 'Artificial Photosynthesis' To Generate Clean Energy

There's a race going on at the moment in the science world. Various teams around the globe are all competing to be the first to...

Matthew Loffhagen
Monday, 05 March 2018 - 4:26PM

'Plasma Bubbles' Can Lead to Solar Flares and Auroras

The process of "fast magnetic reconnection" may not seem to interesting, but it plays a role in a lot of extremely bright and...

Jonathan Kesh
Sunday, 04 March 2018 - 2:27PM

Scientists Accidentally Simulate Ball Lightning in a Laboratory

Ball lightning is one of the most obscure, perplexing mysteries in meteorology.The name is fairly self-explanatory: ball lighting...

Matthew Loffhagen
Friday, 02 March 2018 - 6:24PM

As Antarctic Sea Ice Levels Hit Record Lows, Climatologists Warn of Rapidly Rising Oceans

Since 1880, the Earth's average temperature has risen about .85 degrees Celsius. That may not seem like a lot, but it's expected to...

Super User
Friday, 02 March 2018 - 1:05PM

GOES-S Advanced Weather Forecasting Satellite May Solve One of Climate Change's Biggest Problems

If you've been living under a rock for the past few years, you might have failed to notice the fact that environmental disasters are...

Matthew Loffhagen
Thursday, 01 March 2018 - 10:42AM

A New Tardigrade Species is Found Hiding in a Parking Lot

Water bears, more formally known as tardigrades, are among the most indestructible animals on the planet. At just 0.02 inches (0.5...

Jonathan Kesh
Wednesday, 28 February 2018 - 7:45PM

Norway Will Upgrade its Doomsday Seed Vault Because of Climate Change

For ten years now, Norway has invested money and resources in attempting to save the world in case of a catastrophic disaster, and...

Matthew Loffhagen
Monday, 26 February 2018 - 6:55PM

Physicist Michio Kaku: Intelligent Alien Life Will Contact Humans This Century

Aliens are out there, and we're going to hear from them at some point this century.At least, that's the opinion of Dr. Michio Kaku, a...

Matthew Loffhagen
Monday, 26 February 2018 - 10:16AM

Baby Kraken! Internet Goes Gaga Over Tiny, Deep-Sea Dumbo Octopus Hatchling

It constantly surprises people that we know more about the surface of the Moon than we do about our ocean floor. So much down there...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 21 February 2018 - 11:00AM

Plants Took Over Earth's Land 100 Million Years Earlier Than Previously Thought

Most of Earth really belongs to the plants, who fill up nearly every nook and cranny of nature and generate the oxygen that we fauna...

Jonathan Kesh
Monday, 19 February 2018 - 8:21PM

Asteroids Could Be 'Time Capsules' Showing How Life Began on Earth

As much as we tend to panic over the idea of an asteroid crashing into the Earth, one possible explanation for life on Earth...

Jonathan Kesh
Sunday, 18 February 2018 - 12:48PM

Spacefest IX


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

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

Satellite Data Shows Global Warming Is Accelerating Sea Level Rise Faster Than Ever

Now might be a good time to start taking long-distance swimming lessons--it turns out that humanity is melting the planet even faster...

Matthew Loffhagen
Tuesday, 13 February 2018 - 10:30AM

Antarctic Iceberg Discovery Reveals Hidden Ancient 'Alien' Ecosystem That's 120,000 Years Old

The race is on. Scientists are rushing to Antarctica as part of what's been described as an "urgent" mission to study new forms of...

Matthew Loffhagen
Monday, 12 February 2018 - 10:47AM

NASA is Heading to the Winter Olympics to Study Snow

Like so many people around the world, a group of NASA scientists are currently in Pyeongchang, South Korea, but they're not watching...

Jonathan Kesh
Sunday, 11 February 2018 - 1:23PM

TRAPPIST-1 Planets Could Contain 250 Times More Water Than Earth

The seven planets orbiting around the nearby (or relatively nearby, about 40 lightyears away) TRAPPIST-1 star have been making...

Jonathan Kesh
Saturday, 10 February 2018 - 12:19PM

'Walking Fish' Fossil Discovery Explains How First Humans Left the Ocean

Scientists have long known that humans evolved out of the water long ago, eventually developing the neural circuitry to resist gravity...

Justin Joffe
Friday, 09 February 2018 - 10:46AM