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China's Lunar Probe Prepares For Historic Landing on the Dark Side of the Moon

A couple of weeks ago, China reached a major milestone as its Chang'e-4 lander and rover entered the moon's orbit. Ending 2018 on a...

Andrew LaSane
Monday, 31 December 2018 - 10:04AM

A Remote Stalagmite May Have Solved the Mystery of the Akkadian Empire's Fall

There's a lot we still don't know about the Akkadian Empire, but one of the chief mysteries that haunts archaeologists is why it fell....

Chris Mahon
Friday, 28 December 2018 - 1:32PM

'Doomba' Allows Roombas to Create 'Doom' Levels Based on Your House's Layout

When the video game Doom was originally released in 1993, few people knew what they had on their hands--all they knew was that it...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 28 December 2018 - 12:57PM

Electricity or Extraterrestrials? An Eerie Glow in the Sky Halted All Activity in New York City Last Night

We always knew that New York City would be the first to go when the aliens finally decided to attack. Last night the city that never...

Andrew LaSane
Friday, 28 December 2018 - 12:49PM

A Closer Look at Boeing's CST-100 Starliner Spacecraft For NASA

2018 was supposed to be the year of NASA test flight launches, but a series of delays has caused the space agency to make some...

Andrew LaSane
Friday, 28 December 2018 - 11:08AM

An Amoeba Managed to Solve a Complex Mathematical Problem...Without a Brain

Math nerds will be familiar with the infamous "Travelling Salesman Problem" (TSP), but for those of you who don't obsess over computer...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 27 December 2018 - 1:02PM

The FeelReal VR Mask Offers 255 Smells and Haptic Feedback for Your Face

Recently, we reported on a Malaysian study that claimed to have created new "digital smell technology" that could 10 different...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 27 December 2018 - 12:26PM

Fiction: Aqaara – Part Nine

We are pleased to introduce the ninth installment of our inaugural venture into fiction with Donald McPhedran Gibson's Aqaara, the...

Don Gibson
Thursday, 27 December 2018 - 12:14PM

Trailer For Netflix's 'Black Mirror: Bandersnatch' Teases More '80s Sci-Fi Paranoia

Each new installment is different, but at this point you should know what to expect from anything under the Black Mirror umbrella....

Andrew LaSane
Thursday, 27 December 2018 - 12:04PM

That Hole in the ISS Was Drilled From the Inside, Astronauts Say

One of the well-worn tropes in horror movies is discovering "the calls are coming from inside the house!" Well, the astronauts...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 27 December 2018 - 11:57AM

French Teen Injects Himself With DNA Strands Created From Bible and Quran Verses

Now that gene editing technologies are becoming more popular in labs around the world and in the basements of amateurs with enough...

Andrew LaSane
Thursday, 27 December 2018 - 10:32AM

Apollo 8 Astronaut Criticizes Space Shuttle, Calls NASA's Manned Mars Plans 'Almost Ridiculous'

With all this talk about the future and the dream of sending "man" to Mars, we all got so lost in the quotes from NASA and...

Andrew LaSane
Monday, 24 December 2018 - 12:16PM

Amazon's Alexa Tells User to Kill Foster Parents During Chatbot Experiment

Most Amazon Alexa owners count on their devices to share information about the weather, the day's events, or random facts from the...

Andrew LaSane
Monday, 24 December 2018 - 10:43AM

Astronomers Have Discovered Earth-Like Planets That May Have Plentiful Rubies and Sapphires

When Goldman Sachs declared that the first trillionaire would make their money in mining asteroids (like Psyche 16, a space rock...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 21 December 2018 - 12:41PM

New Research Says Antarctic Ice Sheet Could Collapse Soon--and Dramatically Raise the Seas

Earlier this year, we reported on scientists' warnings that Antarctica's ice sheets were hitting record lows, as well as news that all...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 21 December 2018 - 12:09PM

Harvard Engineers Built a Climbing Micro-Robot That Can Crawl on Ceilings

While some researchers are focusing on ways to make robots walk and run, engineers at Harvard are taking a more vertical approach....

Andrew LaSane
Friday, 21 December 2018 - 11:52AM

Satellite Captures Image of Martian Ice Rink in Korolev Crater

Mars may not have Christmas trees or tinsel, but a recent photo from the Mars Express orbiter has shown that it does have an...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 21 December 2018 - 11:36AM

Attack of the Drones: 800 Flights Canceled After Rogue UAVs Shut Down London Airport

Traveling around the holidays is always a nightmare, but for those going in and out of London's Gatwick Airport yesterday it was pure...

Andrew LaSane
Friday, 21 December 2018 - 9:35AM

Researchers Use Sound Waves To Levitate Small Objects

In a study published earlier this week in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, a team of researchers from Spain and the UK...

Andrew LaSane
Thursday, 20 December 2018 - 2:16PM

Scientists Added Rabbit DNA To a Plant In the Name of Cleaner Air

Adding a plant to your work or living environment can help you breathe easier because of the boost in oxygen production. That's all...

Andrew LaSane
Thursday, 20 December 2018 - 1:18PM