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New Study Shows Potential Link Between Stress, Memory Loss, and Brain Shrinkage

Ironically, telling someone that stress has the power to shrink their brain and cause memory loss (even at a young age!) seems like a...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 25 October 2018 - 12:50PM

Astronomers Still Puzzled by Blue Asteroid Causing the Geminid Meteor Showers

When we're not narrowly avoiding collisions with them or planning to blow them up with nuclear weapons, scientists are busy studying...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 25 October 2018 - 12:26PM

Crows Become Third Species to Create Compound Tools, After Humans and Great Apes

Remember when you learned that tool-making was one of the major features that set humans apart from all other animals? Well, that...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 25 October 2018 - 11:45AM

'Odyssey: A Star Wars Story' Is a Fan-Film That Deserves To Be Canon

There is a certain low-budget aesthetic that most people expect when they hear the words "fan film," but it's 2018 and things have...

Andrew LaSane
Thursday, 25 October 2018 - 11:33AM

Astronomers Have Found a Way to Spot Supermassive Black Hole Mergers

We've said this before, but we'll say it again: black holes are weird. Stephen Hawking once thought they were gateways to another...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 24 October 2018 - 1:59PM

NASA Shares Trippy Images of Gas Bubbles Forming in the Cat's Paw Nebula

Between 4,200 and 5,500 light years away from Earth in the constellation Scorpius lies a nebula with a familiar shape for those who...

Andrew LaSane
Wednesday, 24 October 2018 - 1:41PM

Stephen Hawking's Last Paper Tried to Solve the 'Information Paradox' of Black Holes

Stephen Hawking apparently spent his last days sorting through some of the biggest, most mind-blowing problems in science, including...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 24 October 2018 - 1:22PM

Scientists Have Figured Out How Animals Measure Time By Creating VR Simulations

Everyone knows that dogs have no sense of time: whether you've been gone five minutes or two hours, the conventional wisdom is that it...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 24 October 2018 - 1:03PM

It Works For Everything: NASA Fixes Hubble Telescope By Turning it Off and Back On

After checking to make sure that it is plugged in and receiving power, one of the first steps in electronics troubleshooting is to...

Andrew LaSane
Wednesday, 24 October 2018 - 12:07PM

The United States Space Force Will Recruit From The Army, Air Force, And Navy – But Not The Marines

Disappointing news for all the fans of Starship Troopers, Doom, and Warhammer: according to a new, 13-page document created by...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 23 October 2018 - 1:41PM

Scientists Grew A 3D Model Of The Human Brain Using Stem Cells And Scaffolding

The news has been filled with headlines about neural networks recently, but all of those stories have had to do with artificial...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 23 October 2018 - 1:14PM

This New Surveillance AI Can Pick You Out Of The Crowd Based On Your Height, Gender, And Shirt Color

Machine learning and neural nets have been adapted to everything from writing fortune cookie messages to developing new drugs, but...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 23 October 2018 - 12:31PM

Ronald Reagan Has Been Resurrected at Presidential Library As a Hologram

On a normal day at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library, if someone tells you that they saw the former president standing, talking,...

Andrew LaSane
Tuesday, 23 October 2018 - 11:58AM

Watch NASA Flood Their Kennedy Space Center Launch Pad In Florida With Half A Million Gallons Of Water (On Purpose)

There was an explosion at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida last week — but it was only water, and it wasn't...

Andrew LaSane
Tuesday, 23 October 2018 - 10:28AM

Alien Altar? NASA Spots a Perfectly Rectangular Antarctic Iceberg

There's something about the perfect right angles of rectangles that evokes human-ness. Our rooms, our phone screens, and even our...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 22 October 2018 - 1:26PM

NASA Goes Full Nerd, Names Constellations After The Hulk, Godzilla, and the TARDIS

The naming of constellations is serious business. The ones you're probably most familiar with like the Big Dipper, Sagittarius, and...

Andrew LaSane
Monday, 22 October 2018 - 1:17PM

The VR Game 'Job Simulator' Is a Funny, Smart Take on a Future Where Only Robots Have Jobs

The number of genuine VR gaming 'hits' is surprisingly short, but Owlchemy Games' Job Simulator: The 2050 Archives is up there,...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 22 October 2018 - 12:47PM

Scientists Are Using Artificial Intelligence to Develop New Drugs Using Anonymous Data

If there's one thing drug companies hate more than unforeseen side effects, it's sharing proprietary information about their drugs....

Chris Mahon
Monday, 22 October 2018 - 12:09PM

Rare Underwater 'Headless Chicken Monster' Photographed Off the Coast of Antarctica

There is a science to naming newly discovered creatures and organisms, but sometimes it's just easier for scientists to call a thing...

Andrew LaSane
Monday, 22 October 2018 - 10:27AM

A Mission To Mercury Seeking To Answer Fundamental Questions About Our Solar System's Smallest Planet

When you're watching an Earth-sized mass hurtle into a supermassive black hole a billion light-years away, it's easy to forget...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 19 October 2018 - 1:22PM