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A Ring Inside the Small Magellanic Cloud Conceals a Well-Hidden Neutron Star

As one of the Milky Way's closest neighbors, you would think we'd see an entire star hiding inside the Small Magellanic Cloud, a...

Jonathan Kesh
Saturday, 07 April 2018 - 12:06PM

Here's How New York City Would Look if Stars Were Visible in the Night Sky

Like any other bustling metropolis, it's impossible to see much in New York's night sky beyond the Moon and whatever clouds are...

Jonathan Kesh
Friday, 06 April 2018 - 8:04PM

SpaceX Can No Longer Broadcast Video From Space Due to an Archaic Law

SpaceX has streamed video from space plenty of times — after all, one of the most memorable parts of their Falcon Heavy launch was...

Jonathan Kesh
Friday, 06 April 2018 - 6:29PM

'Zombie' Raccoons Are Terrorizing This Small Ohio Town in Broad Daylight

Youngstown, Ohio, has a serious pest problem.Not only is there a sizeable raccoon population in the small town, but they're being...

Matthew Loffhagen
Friday, 06 April 2018 - 12:51PM

AI Scientists Sound the Alarm That This South Korean University May Start a Killer-Robot Apocalypse

If you thought Elon Musk was just a paranoid, robot-hating crackpot with an inexplicable talent for rocketry, think again.   ...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 06 April 2018 - 12:32PM

NASA Just Launched Human Sperm Into Space for a New Experiment

Poor NASA scientists.You work your hardest on a brand new piece of scientific research, wait patiently for the scheduled launch date...

Matthew Loffhagen
Friday, 06 April 2018 - 12:12PM

Dark Matter Discovery: New Research Reveals It 'Doesn’t Interact With the Universe Around It'

When it comes to dark matter, every new discovery seems to take us two steps forward and one step back.   In 2015, it seemed like...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 06 April 2018 - 11:35AM

The First-Ever 'Affordable' Luxury Space Hotel Will Open in Low-Earth Orbit in 2022

In case the Shangri-La Hotel wasn't exclusive enough for you, the aerospace company Orion Span is planning on a new exotic hotel in...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 06 April 2018 - 11:05AM

Global Warming Is Killing Coral Reefs—Scientists Say Sunscreen Could Save Them

Coral reefs are dying. The world's largest coral reef, Australia's Great Barrier Reef, is going extinct very fast, thanks to...

Matthew Loffhagen
Friday, 06 April 2018 - 10:54AM

Drones Help Archaeologists Find 50 New Ancient Nazca Lines in the Peruvian Desert

The Nazca Lines of Peru have been fascinating to researchers and archeologists for decades. While these gigantic carvings were made...

Matthew Loffhagen
Friday, 06 April 2018 - 10:16AM

HBO's Full 'Fahrenheit 451' Trailer Adds a Dash of Cyberpunk to the Dystopian Story

HBO's upcoming TV-movie adaptation of Fahrenheit 451, the famous novel by Rad Bradbury in which society bans books in favor of TV, is...

Jonathan Kesh
Thursday, 05 April 2018 - 8:39PM

Food Grown in Antarctica Without Sunlight or Soil is Good News for Astronauts

For better or worse, one particular part of The Martian that really stuck with the audience was how the stranded Mars astronaut had...

Jonathan Kesh
Thursday, 05 April 2018 - 7:06PM

The Key to Finding Alien Life? Harvard Astrophysicist Says We Should Look for 'Technosignatures'

To the disappointment of pretty much everyone on Earth, it turns out that alien life is nowhere near as common, nor as easy to spot,...

Matthew Loffhagen
Thursday, 05 April 2018 - 1:52PM

Scientists Say They've Grown Functioning Human 'Minibrains' With Real Blood Vessels

Science keeps getting weirder.A team of biologists has successfully grown tiny, microscopic "minibrains" from human stem cells, which...

Matthew Loffhagen
Thursday, 05 April 2018 - 1:14PM

New Study Shows This Chemical in Marijuana Could Make Drug Relapses a Thing of the Past

It's ironic that marijuana, the same drug that spawned a panic in 1936 with the film Reefer Madness, may turn out to be one of the...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 05 April 2018 - 12:54PM

New Animated Map of Mars Shows Where We Should Build Cities on the Red Planet

At this point, it's pretty much assured that we're going to see colonists on Mars within our lifetime: between Elon Musk's almost...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 05 April 2018 - 11:39AM

CERN Scientists Say They Just Created Antimatter for the First Time in History

The universe is a weird place.Not just the structure itself, but the rules that guide it, and the materials that it's made up of. As...

Matthew Loffhagen
Thursday, 05 April 2018 - 11:32AM

Forget Asteroids—New Theory Says Dinosaurs Were Already Dying Before Earth Got Hit

At this point, most scientists agree that a giant asteroid impact wiped out the dinosaurs--we have the Chicxulub crater to prove it....

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 05 April 2018 - 11:13AM

New Study Says Alien Worlds May Lack Enough Phosphorus to Create Extraterrestrial Life

Earth really is a special place.Our world the exact right distance from the sun to be able to support life, and its watery environment...

Matthew Loffhagen
Thursday, 05 April 2018 - 10:23AM

New Analysis of a Crystal Viking 'Sunstone' Shows It Could Accurately Navigate the Oceans

Nowadays, you don't hear about crystals being useful unless you're talking to someone who believes in pseudoscientific "healing...

Jonathan Kesh
Wednesday, 04 April 2018 - 7:21PM