XPrize Foundation Contest: $10M If You Can Build a Working Robot Avatar

It's hard to ignore the appeal of the robot avatar. Fans of science fiction in general, and video games in particular, dream of the...

Matthew Loffhagen
Wednesday, 14 March 2018 - 1:41PM

New Study Rewrites History of Neanderthals—Were They Actually Selfless Caregivers?

Neanderthals are usually portrayed as one step above big apes in terms of intelligence and human-like qualities, but a new study from...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 14 March 2018 - 1:13PM

Jupiter's Giant Red Spot Isn't Just Shrinking—It's Getting Taller and Turning Orange

Some things in our solar system never change. Saturn? It has those cool rings. Neptune? Has that cool blue color. Jupiter? Has a giant...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 14 March 2018 - 11:35AM

Astronomers Say Aliens Sending Us Signals Will Be Long Dead Before Their Messages Arrive

In a time of instant messaging and the ability to circulate data around the world with a minimal delay, sending and receiving...

Andrew LaSane
Wednesday, 14 March 2018 - 11:32AM

The Riddle of How Organic Materials Made It to Mars Has Finally Been Solved

Back in 2015, the Curiosity rover spotted some anomalous material on the surface of Mars.Somehow, against all odds, the rover had...

Matthew Loffhagen
Wednesday, 14 March 2018 - 10:59AM

Big or Small, All Galaxies Spin Like Clockwork Once Every Billion Years

We're all constantly spinning.From the atoms that make up out DNA to the planet we live on, to even out galaxy itself and all the...

Matthew Loffhagen
Wednesday, 14 March 2018 - 10:34AM

Renowned Physicist Stephen Hawking Dies At 76

Renowned physicist and author Stephen Hawking died on Wednesday of complications arising from his 55-year struggle with amyotrophic...

K.S. Anthony
Wednesday, 14 March 2018 - 12:06AM

'Archaeopteryx' Dinosaur Had a Completely Unknown Way of Flying

While they're not as iconic as pterodactyls, one of the more popular winged dinosaurs is the Archaeopteryx, and for good...

Jonathan Kesh
Tuesday, 13 March 2018 - 8:17PM

New Horizons Space Probe Will Visit the Extremely Distant 'Ultima Thule'

NASA's New Horizons space probe is currently flying through the farthest outskirts of our solar system, having recently left a close...

Jonathan Kesh
Tuesday, 13 March 2018 - 6:41PM

Pentagon Insider: The Government Is Ignoring UFOs and It Could Impact Humanity

Last year, the news broke that the Pentagon had secretly been investigating reports of unidentified flying objects. Apparently,...

Matthew Loffhagen
Tuesday, 13 March 2018 - 2:50PM

China Building Fighter Jets With 'Invisibility Cloaks' by Harnessing 'Metamaterials'

The prospect of invisibility has been both fascinating and terrifying to humanity for centuries.We'd all love the power to disappear....

Matthew Loffhagen
Tuesday, 13 March 2018 - 1:56PM

Scientists Are Using 'Alien Music' to Unlock the Secrets of Our Brains

We've seen the first album released by an AI and heard that annoying Star Wars cantina song more times than we can count, but Vincent...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 13 March 2018 - 1:16PM

MIT: We'll Have a Working Fusion Reactor in 15 Years

Artificial fusion reaction is essentially the modern equivalent of the Philosopher's Stone; an incredible, unlimited source of power,...

Matthew Loffhagen
Tuesday, 13 March 2018 - 11:49AM

Fastest Burst of 'Alien' Radio Waves From Space in History Detected by Astronomers

We like to think we know a lot about space. We can identify the chemical composition of an exoplanet's atmosphere from light-years...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 13 March 2018 - 11:28AM

Interstellar Water: The Secret to Finding Habitable Planets With the James Webb Telescope

Life needs a couple basic things: Reasonable temperatures, a lack of stellar radiation, and liquid water.If Proxima Centauri b is any...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 13 March 2018 - 10:56AM

To Find the 'Building Blocks of Life,' NASA Launches Asteroid Bennu Mission

Increasingly, scientists are becoming convinced that life on Earth must have started in space.The prevailing theory, which is gaining...

Matthew Loffhagen
Tuesday, 13 March 2018 - 10:30AM

'What the F--k Is That Thing?' New Footage Shows Navy Pilots Encountering UFO

Newly-released video of an encounter between U.S. Navy pilots and an Unidentified Flying Object in 2015 is raising eyebrows and...

K.S. Anthony
Monday, 12 March 2018 - 9:19PM

Hubble Tracks Down a 'Relic Galaxy' Near the Milky Way

Out of the many tasks which involve the Hubble Space Telescope, one in particular involved an "Indiana Jones-type quest" (NASA's...

Jonathan Kesh
Monday, 12 March 2018 - 8:03PM

NASA Chief Steps Down Without Any Clear Replacement in Sight

Robert Lightfoot, the current Acting Administrator of NASA, just announced his retirement today in a surprise statement. As of now,...

Jonathan Kesh
Monday, 12 March 2018 - 6:33PM

Reliving Childhood Dreams While You're Awake? Electric Brain Stimulation Makes 'Déjà-Rêvé' Possible

Dreams always have a feeling of impermanence to them.You might recall a few particularly vivid dreams for a while, but most of the...

Matthew Loffhagen
Monday, 12 March 2018 - 4:04PM