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Bubbling and Exploding Arctic Lakes Threaten To Make Climate Change Worse

According to at least one scientific study, the Earth is poised to undergo some radical changes over the next century if we don't cut...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 25 September 2018 - 12:56PM

How Teleportation Technology Would Change the World as We Know It

Forget waiting for Scotty to beam you up—if teleportation were at the level of common tech like microwaves or WiFi, it would have...

Andrew LaSane
Tuesday, 25 September 2018 - 12:52PM

New Study Claims Mars Could Have Supported Underground Life

At this point, the "will they/won't they" relationship between Mars and some hypothetical form of microbial life has surpassed most...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 25 September 2018 - 12:07PM

Scientists Spot Dust Storms on Titan, Saturn's Most Habitable Moon

Despite being a small moon orbiting ten times farther from the Sun than Earth, Titan is strikingly similar to Earth: it has a stable,...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 25 September 2018 - 11:37AM

Japanese Scientists Made a Magnet So Powerful That It Blows Stuff Up Every Time They Turn It On

Ms. Frizzle on The Magic School Bus warned us that sometimes with science you have to take chances, make mistakes, and get messy. It...

Andrew LaSane
Tuesday, 25 September 2018 - 11:27AM

Japan's Hayabusa2 Rovers Delivers First Images From Historic Asteroid Landing

One giant landing for Japan, one batch of blurry lens flared images for mankind? In case you missed it, Japan hit a pretty big...

Andrew LaSane
Monday, 24 September 2018 - 1:48PM

A New Study Proposes Building a Giant, Artificial Wall to Save Antarctica's Ice Sheets

Yes, people are still pursuing humanity's dream of building a full-size space elevator, but the new structures proposed in a recent...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 24 September 2018 - 1:07PM

Missile Off the Rail: MQ-9 Reaper Claims the First Air-to-Air Kill for a Drone Ever

Last April, a dogfighting AI pulled off the first kill on a human fighter pilot in a simulation (and boy, was it a shutdown), but now...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 24 September 2018 - 12:30PM

This Giant Crab Snack-Attacked a Seabird in Its Sleep and Carnage Ensued

It's common in nature documentaries to see birds preying on cute, tiny animals like crabs and lizards on the beach because that's now...

Andrew LaSane
Monday, 24 September 2018 - 12:21PM

Elon Musk Says We're Going to Have a Full-Fledged 'Mars Base Alpha' by 2028

On the heels of Elon Musk's big reveal of the identity of the world's first space tourist to fly around the Moon, he's made another...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 24 September 2018 - 11:34AM

Here's What it Would Cost to Build the Death Star, Hogwarts, and the Starship Enterprise For Real

There are lots of reasons why we love getting lost in fictional stories, and world-building is a major one. The environments and...

Andrew LaSane
Monday, 24 September 2018 - 10:30AM

Japan Becomes First Country To Land On An Asteroid With Hayabusa2 Space Probe

The JAXA (Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency) Hayabusa2 probe arrived at the asteroid Ryugu this past June, but it's been waiting for...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 21 September 2018 - 1:59PM

Astronomers Spot An 'Earth-Sized Clump of Matter' Hurtling Into A Black Hole At 30% Of The Speed Of Light

Whether it involves warping space-time so much that you can effectively time travel or bringing a 'dead' star back to life, black...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 21 September 2018 - 1:23PM

NASA Captures Images Of Vivid Blue Clouds Spawned By Meteorites Over The Arctic

If you thought the Arctic was home only to the mysterious skyglow known as STEVE, we have exciting news for you: scientists have taken...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 21 September 2018 - 12:52PM

Watch As Space Junk Is Captured By A Lightning-Fast Galactic Net For The First Time Ever

According to estimates, there are over 7600 tons of "space junk" floating around Earth right now. It's a serious problem that needs to...

Andrew LaSane
Friday, 21 September 2018 - 12:34PM

Dosing Octopuses With Ecstasy Makes Them Act Like Humans On MDMA According To A Study By Johns Hopkins University Doctors

Better known as ecstasy or MDMA, methylenedioxymethamphetamine is a psychoactive drug that is used recreationally to give people a...

Andrew LaSane
Friday, 21 September 2018 - 11:07AM

A Disturbance In The Force: "Galactic Archaeologists" Find Ancient Spiral Patterns Embedded In The Milky Way Galaxy

Last April the ESA Gaia satellite released its first big dump of data, which gave astronomers the brightness, distances, and...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 20 September 2018 - 1:11PM

The NASA TESS Spacecraft Just Discovered Two Earth-Like Exoplanets Orbiting A Star Sixty Light Years Away

Earlier this week, we got to see the TESS spacecraft's "first light" images – the first photos a telescope takes after being fully...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 20 September 2018 - 12:34PM

My Creepy Little Pony: These Wearable Electronic Skins Turn The Stuffed Animals Of Your Childhood Into Walking Robots

As kids, we all wished that our toys and stuffed animals would come alive and walk around like in Toy Story, A.I.: Artificial...

Andrew LaSane
Thursday, 20 September 2018 - 12:29PM

HAL 9000? The Curiosity Rover Just Stopped Sending Data Back To NASA, But It's Still Fully Operational

You've probably encountered error messages before: Error 404 (Page Not Found), Error 403 (Forbidden) or – if you're very lucky –...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 20 September 2018 - 11:53AM