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Congress Just Proposed Legislation to Search for Alien Life – How AI Can Overcome the Biggest Obstacle of Our Own Human Bias

When all we know is Earth, how can we conceive of an alien civilization that doesn't look anything like Earth life?

Chris Mahon
Friday, 11 May 2018 - 12:03PM

SpaceX Aborts the Falcon 9 Block 5 a Few Short Seconds Before Liftoff – But Can They Safely Pull it Off Today?

An automatic abort yesterday shut down the latest SpaceX Falcon 9 launch. Is their cutting-edge technology safe enough for manned...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 11 May 2018 - 11:28AM

How Astronomers Used Music Theory to Create the First-Ever 3D Model of a 'Singing' Star Cloud

A team of astronomers used music to unlock the mysteries of star formation in interstellar clouds.

Andrew LaSane
Friday, 11 May 2018 - 11:27AM

Boston Dynamics Shows Their Robots Can Navigate Outside All By Themselves

When it comes to Boston Dynamics, there are generally two camps: those who believe their autonomous robots are adorable, and those who...

Jonathan Kesh
Thursday, 10 May 2018 - 7:41PM

An Ugly Underwater Worm That Eats Bones is Named After Jabba the Hutt

Since 2002, marine biologist Robert Vrijenhoek has studied a type of bone-eating worm he discovered out near the Monterey Bay...

Jonathan Kesh
Thursday, 10 May 2018 - 6:30PM

United States Army Surgeons Grew an Ear in This Veteran's Arm – Then Transplanted it Onto Her Head

A 21-year-old army vet lost her entire ear in a near-fatal car crash. Instead of a prosthetic, doctors decided to grow a new ear... In...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 10 May 2018 - 1:13PM

Elon Musk Launches the Brand-New SpaceX Falcon 9 Block 5 Rocket This Afternoon – Here's How to Watch

The launch of SpaceX's first Block 5 Falcon 9 rocket kicks off a new chapter in Elon Musk's efforts to make safe, cheap, reusable (and...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 10 May 2018 - 12:47PM

Albert Einstein Was Wrong About Quantum Entanglement – And This Stunningly Simple Game Proved It

How one simple video game generated the data for scientists to disprove Einstein's theory on quantum entanglement.

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 10 May 2018 - 11:59AM

Google Assistant Can Now Make Perfectly Human-Sounding Phone Calls with Google Duplex and It's the Worst Thing Ever

One announcement Google made at their 2018 I/O developer conference has generated a firestorm of controversy.

Andrew LaSane
Thursday, 10 May 2018 - 11:28AM

NASA Arms Scientists With $24M In Grants To Study Life In Universe While Congress Urges Alien Search Funding

NASA is awarding five-year grants, each worth approximately $8 million, to three teams studying the "origins, evolution, distribution,...

K.S. Anthony
Thursday, 10 May 2018 - 10:14AM

Astronomers Just Discovered a Cluster of Black Holes Near the Center of the Milky Way

At the center of our galaxy is a supermassive black hole (just like in many other galaxies) named Sagittarius A*. And it may have some...

Jonathan Kesh
Wednesday, 09 May 2018 - 8:46PM

An Ancient, Lonely Asteroid Mysteriously Ended Up in the Outer Solar System

While there's plenty of asteroids on the edge of our solar system — there is an entire Kuiper Belt beyond Neptune, after all —...

Jonathan Kesh
Wednesday, 09 May 2018 - 7:00PM

Harder to Score Than Beyonce Tickets: How You Could Attend Stephen Hawking's Historic Memorial Service at Westminster Abbey

The Stephen Hawking Foundation is giving away 1,000 tickets to the Westminster Abbey Memorial Service in June. Here's how to win.

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 09 May 2018 - 12:31PM

Hiding In Plain Sight: Dutch Astronomers Accidentally Discover an Infant Exoplanet – But They Were Looking for Something Else

Astronomers accidentally discovered a brand new "baby" exoplanet that has been hiding in plain sight for years.

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 09 May 2018 - 12:00PM

Stephen Hawking's 'Breakthrough Listen' Initiative Launches All-Out Endeavor to Find Intelligent Alien Life

Stephen Hawking's Breakthrough Listen initiative is launching a massive brand-new project to find advanced alien life in the Milky Way...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 09 May 2018 - 11:53AM

Carbon Dioxide in Earth's Atmosphere Reaches All-Time High for Recorded History – But the Trump EPA Probably Won't Do Anything About It

The last time there was this much carbon dioxide in Earth's atmosphere, human beings didn't exist.

Andrew LaSane
Wednesday, 09 May 2018 - 11:17AM

Uber's Planned Flying Taxi Service Gets a Major Boost From NASA

While Uber continues to find trouble on the ground while their self-driving car crash is being investigated, NASA seems to have some...

Jonathan Kesh
Tuesday, 08 May 2018 - 8:30PM

A Spider Trained to Jump on Command Can Help Scientists Create Tiny Leaping Robots

While spiders can make good pets, they don't usually come with the same expectations as a dog. You can feed them and watch them crawl...

Jonathan Kesh
Tuesday, 08 May 2018 - 6:35PM

Our Sun Has Waves Just Like Earth: How an NYU Abu Dhabi Professor and Max Planck Astrophysicists Stumbled Upon This Discovery

A team of astrophysicists at the Max Planck Institute lead by a research professor from NYU Abu Dhabi have made the groundbreaking...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 08 May 2018 - 12:33PM

New Phone, Who Dis? Google Rebrands Research Division as 'Google AI' Mere Days Before Conference

Google Research has been completely absorbed by a new division: make way for the new Google AI.

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 08 May 2018 - 12:05PM