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NASA's New Conference on Alien Life Is Happening Now, and You Can Ask The Experts Questions!

No matter how you slice it, astronomers have discovered a lot of exoplanets in the Milky Way galaxy--3,779, to be exact--and between...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 27 September 2018 - 12:33PM

Mysterious Particles Coming From the Ground in Antarctica Have Physicists Puzzled

The most basic thing we know about cosmic rays are that they are supposed to enter the Earth from space, not the other way around....

Andrew LaSane
Thursday, 27 September 2018 - 11:45AM

According To New NASA Data Humans Have Literally Knocked Planet Earth Off-Balance

If you paid attention in science class, you know that the Earth isn't a perfect sphere – it's an "oblate spheroid" that bulges at...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 26 September 2018 - 1:01PM

Astronomers Identify Four Star Systems That May Have Been Oumuamua's Original Home

We've made a lot of discoveries about Oumuamua since it streaked into our solar system last November, but the mystery of its origins...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 26 September 2018 - 12:12PM

The One Word That Separates Humans From Robots in New Minimal Turing Test Isn't What You'd Expect

The book Everybody Poops is a fun way to teach children about the wonders of potty training, but the author may want to be update it...

Andrew LaSane
Wednesday, 26 September 2018 - 11:51AM

Japanese Company ispace Signs with SpaceX for Two Moon Missions

Well, it's been a banner two weeks for SpaceX: they've given new updates on their BFR rocket, announced the first space tourist to go...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 26 September 2018 - 11:36AM

Found! NASA's Orbiter Has Spotted the Unresponsive Mars Opportunity Rover

It has been a few months since NASA lost its $400 million Opportunity Rover to a dust storm on Mars, but at least now they have a...

Andrew LaSane
Wednesday, 26 September 2018 - 10:27AM

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