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NASA's New 'Nowcast' Model Uses Satellites to Predict Landslides Before They Happen

Of all the things for NASA to get involved in, landslide prediction is probably one of the more surprising.   Between the new...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 23 March 2018 - 11:01AM

Scientists Finally Recorded Terrifying Anglerfish Sex on Video for the First Time Ever—And It's Even Weirder Than You Think

Some mysteries are probably better off left unsolved.   Case in point: The secrets of deep-sea anglerfish have intrigued...

Andrew LaSane
Friday, 23 March 2018 - 10:35AM

No April Fools: ESA Says China's Tiangong-1 Space Station Crash Next Weekend May Be Deadly—And No One Can Stop It

If you're planning on going Easter egg hunting next weekend, you might want to keep an eye on the sky.After months of calculations,...

Matthew Loffhagen
Friday, 23 March 2018 - 10:21AM

The Great Pacific Plastic Garbage Patch Is Now Bigger Than Texas, Says Ocean Cleanup Foundation

The existence of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch isn't a secret, but it doesn't seem like it's common knowledge, either. That's pretty...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 22 March 2018 - 1:08PM

MIT Designs a Robot Fish to Explore the Waters of Fiji

Considering how easy it is to scare off a fish, they can be difficult animals to study without attaching a camera to a fish and...

Jonathan Kesh
Wednesday, 21 March 2018 - 7:28PM

Author William Poundstone Says Humans Only Have 730 Years Left Before We're Extinct

Elon Musk may come off as a crazed doomsayer when it comes to the robot apocalypse, but human extinction has been on the mind of...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 21 March 2018 - 12:57PM

Aliens in Ancient Egypt? Helicopters Found in Hieroglyphs at Seti I Temple Baffle Researchers

The temple of Seti I, an ancient Egyptian Pharaoh, contains an intriguing set of hieroglyphs that have been inspiring discussion for...

Matthew Loffhagen
Tuesday, 20 March 2018 - 12:28PM

Eyewitness Video Captures UFO Laser Battle Above Area 51

An eyewitness in Nevada, near to the purported location US government's top secret Area 51 military base, has recorded footage of what...

Matthew Loffhagen
Tuesday, 20 March 2018 - 11:05AM

NASA Needs the Public to Go Take Pictures of Clouds

Maybe you love spring because of the nice weather, or maybe you hate it because of all the bugs and allergies that come with it. But...

Jonathan Kesh
Saturday, 17 March 2018 - 1:24PM

Sound of Volcanic Thunder is Recorded For the Very First Time

Obviously, you don't need us to tell you that a volcanic eruption is powerful and very loud. But you may not know that when a...

Jonathan Kesh
Friday, 16 March 2018 - 7:27PM

Ancient Tools Discovered in Kenya Point to Early Humans' Intelligence

For a long time, historians believed that the first seeds of modern human ingenuity and art began 40,000 - 50,000 years ago...

Jonathan Kesh
Friday, 16 March 2018 - 6:05PM

Mysterious Aurora-Like Purple Lights Are Solved by Citizen Scientists

When a series of purple lights with flourishes of green appeared in the northern hemisphere, professionals and amateurs alike...

Jonathan Kesh
Wednesday, 14 March 2018 - 6:48PM

'Archaeopteryx' Dinosaur Had a Completely Unknown Way of Flying

While they're not as iconic as pterodactyls, one of the more popular winged dinosaurs is the Archaeopteryx, and for good...

Jonathan Kesh
Tuesday, 13 March 2018 - 8:17PM

How Ancient Humans Thrived During a Supervolcano Apocalypse

Seventy-four thousand years ago, humanity was on the brink of destruction.A supervolcanic eruption, the biggest in two million years,...

Matthew Loffhagen
Monday, 12 March 2018 - 3:18PM

Secrets Behind Water on the Moon Revealed in Lunar Creation Simulation

For as long as mankind has stared up at the night's sky, one object has held our fascination more than any other.The Earth's moon is a...

Matthew Loffhagen
Monday, 12 March 2018 - 10:42AM

Neil deGrasse Tyson Explains How to Prove The Earth is Round

Since Neil deGrasse Tyson's big claim to fame is how he can break down astrophysics into laymen's terms, he's had to address the claim...

Jonathan Kesh
Sunday, 11 March 2018 - 3:49PM

Rare Crystallized Water is Discovered Inside a Super-Deep Diamond

A few days ago, diamonds made headlines when a "super-deep" diamond was found containing traces of a previously unseen mineral. That...

Jonathan Kesh
Saturday, 10 March 2018 - 10:44AM

Minivan-Sized Meteor Fireball Stuns Washington State

This past Wednesday, people from Oregon to British Columbia witnessed one of the biggest fireballs in years and heard what was likely...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 09 March 2018 - 12:40PM

The Asteroid That Killed the Dinosaurs Created the Most Beautiful Underwater Caves in the World

About 65 million years ago, the Earth had a little encounter with a 7.5-mile-wide asteroid, now called the Chicxulub impactor....

Chris Mahon
Friday, 09 March 2018 - 11:27AM

Colorful Hawaiian Spiders On Separate Islands Share Common Ancestors

Spiders often get a bad rap just because some species are venomous to the point of being deadly. If you're able to look past the tiny...

Matthew Loffhagen
Thursday, 08 March 2018 - 7:56PM