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Scientists Think That Betelgeuse – A Huge Star in Orion – Might Be Dimming Because it’s About to Explode into a Supernova

One of the brightest stars in our sky is the dimmest it has been in 100 years, according to a report in National Geographic. The...

Scarlett James
Monday, 30 December 2019 - 10:11AM

Moff Gideon's Last Scene in the Season Finale Contains a Vital Piece of 'The Mandalorian's' History (Spoilers)

I'm going to come out and say this right now: I have no desire whatsoever to see the ninth, and presumably final, installment of...

Gart Williams
Friday, 27 December 2019 - 2:32PM

Scientists Hope to Replicate 'Overview Effect' With VR and Floatation Chamber

When NASA astronaut Ron Garan attached himself to a robotic arm that swept him in an arc over the International Space Station, giving...

Gart Williams
Thursday, 26 December 2019 - 12:58PM

No, Alexa Did Not 'Go Rogue' and Tell a Paramedic Student to Kill Herself Through an Amazon Echo

The first rule of aggregating content – which is what passes for 99% of news reporting these days – is applicable to most forms of...

K.S. Anthony
Monday, 23 December 2019 - 12:36PM

Researchers Discover Gigantic 'Super-Puff' Exoplanets With the Density of Cotton Candy

There are plenty of things to be thankful for on Earth: things that we often take for granted like breathable air, clean water, and...

K.S. Anthony
Friday, 20 December 2019 - 12:32PM

ESO Observations Reveal Black Holes' Breakfast at the Cosmic Dawn

eso1921 — Science Release Astronomers using ESO’s Very Large Telescope have observed reservoirs of cool gas around some of the...

ESO
Friday, 20 December 2019 - 9:48AM

Here's What it Would Cost to Build These 'Star Wars' Icons IRL

If you've ever really watched the Star Wars films, you've no doubt appreciated the sheer scale of things. Take an Imperial...

Darth Williams
Wednesday, 18 December 2019 - 2:07PM

'Star Wars: Origins' is the Fan Film We Needed Before 'The Rise of Skywalker'

When I was a kid, I used to get this certain feeling when I left a really good movie, a kind of buzz that would last maybe a day or...

K.S. Anthony
Tuesday, 17 December 2019 - 10:26AM

This Astrophysicist Is Hunting for a Binary Black Hole at the Center of Our Galaxy

Every galaxy has a supermassive black hole at its center. But a new theoretical abstract asks us to consider whether binary black...

Scarlett James
Monday, 16 December 2019 - 3:57PM

Astrophysicists Create the First-Ever Surface Map of a Pulsar Using Data from NASA’s NICER Telescope on the ISS

Scientists using data from NASA’s NICER telescope onboard the ISS have created the first-ever surface map of a pulsar, according to...

Scarlett James
Monday, 16 December 2019 - 1:44PM

ESO Telescope Images Stunning Central Region of Milky Way, Finds Ancient Star Burst

ESO Photo ReleaseESO’s Very Large Telescope (VLT) has observed the central part of the Milky Way with spectacular resolution and...

ESO
Monday, 16 December 2019 - 11:00AM

'Pale Blue Dot' Continues to Remind Us of Humanity's Fragility: Take a Moment to Consider it

There are a few videos that, like certain books or essays, I like to return to every so often as they have the power to initiate a...

Gart Williams
Friday, 13 December 2019 - 12:27PM

NASA Juno Spacecraft Narrowly Avoids Mission-Ending Eclipse to Reveal a New Cyclone the Size of Texas Brewing on Jupiter’s South Pole

The NASA Juno spacecraft was almost blotted out forever when a mission-ending eclipse threatened to cut off its power supply, and the...

Scarlett James
Friday, 13 December 2019 - 10:34AM

Hubble Watches Interstellar Comet Borisov Speed Past the Sun

ESA Photo ReleaseThe NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has once again captured comet 2I/Borisov streaking through our solar system on...

ESA/NASA
Thursday, 12 December 2019 - 3:51PM

NASA Spots a 'Treasure Map' of Water Ice on Mars for Future Manned Missions – And It's Just an Inch Below the Surface

NASA scientists have published a “treasure map” of water ice on Mars – and some of it lies just an inch below the surface,...

Scarlett James
Thursday, 12 December 2019 - 11:59AM

Arachnophobes, Take Note: New Species of Widow Spider Will Haunt Your Dreams

What's jet black, has eight legs, a red club-shaped splotch on its back, lays purple eggs, and likely possesses an excruciatingly...

Gart Williams
Wednesday, 11 December 2019 - 3:11PM

Surprise! Water Is Common on Exoplanets, According to This New Cambridge University Astronomical Study

Scientists working together at the University of Cambridge have released the results from what is the largest-scale study of...

Scarlett James
Wednesday, 11 December 2019 - 9:15AM

This Weekend's Geminid Meteor Shower Will be the Last of the Decade

It's been a wild decade – I will spare you my political meanderings and further speculation that humanity will soon be wiped from...

Gart Williams
Tuesday, 10 December 2019 - 3:20PM

We Finally Know How Saturn's Moon Enceladus Earned Those 'Tiger Stripes' on Its South Pole

The south pole of Enceladus – one of Saturn’s moons – is strangely unmarked by impact craters from passing meteors and...

Scarlett James
Monday, 09 December 2019 - 5:07PM

Another Incredibly Stupid, Horrible Idea: Chinese Scientists Create Pig-Monkey Chimeras

It should come as no surprise whatsoever that scientists from the country that brought you genetically-modified babies have, in their...

Gart Williams
Monday, 09 December 2019 - 4:28PM