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Scientists Claim Ice Age Caused by Massive Asteroid Dust Cloud Led to Biodiversity on Earth

There's a verse from Genesis – the book in the Bible, not the project involving legendary drummer Phil Collins – that I frequently...

Gart Williams
Thursday, 19 September 2019 - 10:46AM

Scientists Discover Neutron Star 'Almost too Massive to Exist' the Size of Manhattan with Twice the Mass of the Sun

Scientists at West Virginia's Green Bank Observatory have discovered an unfathomably massive neutron star on the verge of collapsing...

Gart Williams
Tuesday, 17 September 2019 - 2:16PM

First Water Detected on a Planet in the Habitable Zone

Science press release: ESA/Hubble.With data from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, water vapour has been detected in the atmosphere...

ESA/Hubble
Wednesday, 11 September 2019 - 1:51PM

New CBS Show 'Evil' Raises Questions About the Limits of Science and Religion

The answers that come from science are often less interesting than the questions that engender them. Part of the sheer joy of science...

K.S. Anthony
Tuesday, 10 September 2019 - 11:37AM

Scientists Reverse Human Biological Age With Drug Cocktail

Old age may be dignified, but aging is anything but. The steady onslaught of time and gravity spares no one. There is no escaping it....

K.S. Anthony
Monday, 09 September 2019 - 2:02PM

Two Military Experts Propose Using Artificial Intelligence to Control Nuclear Weapons

It doesn't take incredibly insightful or prolonged meditation to realize that the arms race that emerged from the ruins of World War...

K.S. Anthony
Thursday, 05 September 2019 - 10:55AM

China Discovers Mysterious 'Gel-Like' Substance on Far Side of Moon

China's Yutu-2 moon rover has discovered something decidedly weird as it explores the far side of the moon: an unidentified "gel-like"...

K.S. Anthony
Tuesday, 03 September 2019 - 11:42AM

A New Species of Six-Foot Tall Tumbleweeds Could Invade Your Town

Perhaps it's due to an excess of monster movies in my formative years, but sometimes I like to look out across the city skyline as it...

K.S. Anthony
Tuesday, 03 September 2019 - 10:38AM

Study Shows Alien Exoplanets May be More Hospitable to Life than Earth

We have it pretty good here on the third rock from the Sun. The climate is temperate – cooler than Mercury, warmer than Mars – and...

K.S. Anthony
Monday, 26 August 2019 - 10:22AM

Now You Can Get a Flamethrower Drone Just in Time for the Holidays

Humanity's fascination with the creative and destructive forces of fire manifests itself in some pretty strange ways. From fire...

Gart Williams
Thursday, 22 August 2019 - 2:37PM

Why the Next Wave of Virtual Influencers Will be Indistinguishable from Real Humans

One of the most in-demand models on the planet today isn't even human—well, not physically human at least. She has released her own...

Andy Wood
Wednesday, 21 August 2019 - 11:03AM

Elon Musk Seems to Want to 'Nuke Mars'

Genius is misunderstood: we're all familiar with this concept either through its tropes in literature and movies, the eccentricities...

Gart Williams
Monday, 19 August 2019 - 11:45AM

Infographic: Horrible Things That Will Happen to the First Humans on Mars

So, you've got ambitions of being the first human to set foot on the Red Planet, eh? Maybe you've watched The Martian a few too many...

K.S. Anthony
Thursday, 15 August 2019 - 12:55PM

Scientists Say Life Could Exist on 'Snowball' Planets

It seems intuitive, even for humans. If a planet is too close to its sun, there will be no chance of liquid water, which is, as far as...

K.S. Anthony
Tuesday, 13 August 2019 - 1:03PM

The Perseid Meteor Shower Will Reach Its Pinnacle Tonight: Here's How to See It

Whether you've been hoping to catch a fireball this year or you just want a better way to spend a Monday night than drinking yourself...

K.S. Anthony
Monday, 12 August 2019 - 12:41PM

Hubble Showcases New Portrait of Jupiter

Press release: ESA/HubbleCredit: NASA, ESA, A. Simon (Goddard Space Flight Center), and M.H. Wong (University of California,...

ESA/Hubble Information Center
Thursday, 08 August 2019 - 10:52AM

Anatomy of a Cosmic Seagull: ESO’s VST Captures a Celestial Gull in Flight

Photo Release: ESO Colourful and wispy, this intriguing collection of objects is known as the Seagull Nebula, named for...

ESO Photo Release
Wednesday, 07 August 2019 - 9:39AM

Radiation Could Cause Memory and Learning Problems on Mars Mission

While the greater motor physical changes associated with low-gravity in space are relatively well-known, scientists are now learning...

K.S. Anthony
Tuesday, 06 August 2019 - 10:19AM

Astrophysicist Suggests Earth's Light May Attract Aliens Who Wish To 'Enslave Us, Eat Us, or Destroy Us.'

Earth and its inhabitants haven't exactly kept a low profile since the introduction of electric lamps in the 19th century. Once wired,...

K.S. Anthony
Thursday, 01 August 2019 - 12:05PM

NASA Discovers Three New Exoplanets Orbiting a Dwarf Star: Could There be Life on Their 'Dark Sides?'

NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) has discovered a dwarf star, dubbed TOI-270, with three exoplanets – TOI 270B,...

K.S. Anthony
Tuesday, 30 July 2019 - 3:39PM