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Next-Level DeepFakes: Japanese AI Automatically Creates Full-Body Images of People Who Do Not Exist

There are some stories that are just difficult to really wrap our heads around: no clever lede, references to replicants, or science...

K.S. Anthony
Tuesday, 30 April 2019 - 12:24PM

Infographic: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Melting Points on Earth

Ever thrown something into the fire to see if it would melt? If you were a kid trying to melt rocks, the process was likely pretty...

Olivia Biggs
Monday, 29 April 2019 - 12:36PM

Live-Tweeting the End of the World: International Space Agencies Team Up to Practice For an Asteroid Striking Earth

You've gotta hand it to America's space scientists: they're resilient. Despite an admission that they may not be able to stop the...

K.S. Anthony
Friday, 26 April 2019 - 3:17PM

Engineers Develop Ingenious Method to Defeat AI Surveillance... With a Color Printout

You've may have noticed that Outer Places regards the implementation of AI-based surveillance – whether in the form of facial...

K.S. Anthony
Wednesday, 24 April 2019 - 9:24AM

YouTuber Turns Two Giant Water Bottles Into a Plasma Cannon... For Science

You may remember our coverage of the YouTube inventor who created a small, but compelling, propane-powered rifle that fired empty soda...

K.S. Anthony
Wednesday, 24 April 2019 - 9:03AM

Company With Creepy AI That Recognizes Emotions Aims to 'Understand All Things Human'

Affectiva, an American start-up company that successfully built an AI learning system that can recognize human emotions by analyzing...

K.S. Anthony
Tuesday, 23 April 2019 - 2:45PM

'Death Isn't The End:' Why Reincarnation's Most Prominent Proponent Was a Scientist

Theories of consciousness range from the purely scientific – that personal consciousness, as we know it, is a mechanism of unique...

K.S. Anthony
Monday, 22 April 2019 - 12:13PM

Rise of the Machines: Watch Boston Dynamics' SpotMini Robot Dogs Pull Truck

It's not difficult to watch a Boston Dynamics video and imagine a dystopian future where bedraggled rebels are hunted down by faceless...

Gart Williams
Friday, 19 April 2019 - 9:41AM

NASA Planning to Explore Moon's Icy South Pole by 2024

On the heels of President Trump's directive to put "American astronauts launched by American rockets from American soil" on the moon's...

K.S. Anthony
Wednesday, 17 April 2019 - 9:34AM

Scientists Use Asteroid to Measure Smallest Star Size to Date

Press Release via Center for Astrophysics | Harvard & SmithsonianBERLIN, Germany & AMADO, Ariz. (April 16, 2019)—Scientists in the...

CfA Harvard & Smithsonian
Wednesday, 17 April 2019 - 7:48AM

NASA Awards SpaceX $69M Contract to Attempt to 'Redirect' Asteroid

Despite an admission last year that it may be impossible to stop the 8.8 ton asteroid Bennu from annihilating life on Earth, the...

K.S. Anthony
Tuesday, 16 April 2019 - 1:28PM

Planet of the Apes? Scientists in China Add Human Gene to Rhesus Monkey DNA, Making Them Smarter

The 2011 film Rise of the Planet of the Apes begins with concerned scientists attempting to cure Alzheimer's Disease with an...

K.S. Anthony
Monday, 15 April 2019 - 9:54AM

Fire Teams and Ice: Green Berets Discuss How They'd Take Down House Lannister in 'Game of Thrones'

From the very start, House Lannister has been the villains of the TV version of Game of Thrones. They’ve murdered some of our...

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Friday, 12 April 2019 - 11:49AM

Real-Life Cthulhu: Scientists Discover Fossil of Prehistoric Creature With 45 Arms, Name it for Lovecraftian Monster

It sounds like it should be coming from Miskatonic University or the pages of an H.P. Lovecraft novel, but it's real. A team of...

K.S. Anthony
Friday, 12 April 2019 - 11:01AM

Stationery Company Builds 42-Foot Long Dragon Out of Paper in Preparation for 'Game of Thrones'

PRESS RELEASEViking Direct Office Faces Dragon Invasion: Office stationery suppliers build a 13-metre-long dragon, entirely from...

Press Release
Wednesday, 10 April 2019 - 9:56AM

BREAKING: ESO Releases First Picture of a Black Hole

ESO researchers released the first image ever taken of a black hole today, captured by the planet-wide array of radio telescopes known...

K.S. Anthony
Wednesday, 10 April 2019 - 9:43AM

Scientists Reverse Memory Loss With Electrical Pulses Delivered to Brain

Scientists at Boston University have developed a non-invasive technique that temporarily reverses age-related memory loss. Their...

K.S. Anthony
Monday, 08 April 2019 - 12:35PM

NASA Says India Put ISS at 'Terrible Risk' After Detonating Satellite in Space

NASA is pulling no punches in its condemnation of India's March 27th anti-satellite test which had the Indian military launching a...

K.S. Anthony
Friday, 05 April 2019 - 9:53AM

MIT and NASA Engineers Reveal Aircraft Wing That Changes Shape During Flight

A team of engineers from NASA and MIT have designed, built, and tested a new type of aircraft wing constructed from thousands of...

K.S. Anthony
Thursday, 04 April 2019 - 11:11AM

Buzz Aldrin Has Perfect Reply to Plan to Analyze Human Poop Left on Moon's Surface

The Apollo 11 crew left more than just an American flag, footprints, and a legacy of indelible achievement in space exploration on the...

Gart Williams
Wednesday, 03 April 2019 - 2:23PM