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It Will Take 3-5 million Years for New Mammals to Evolve and Replace Those Wiped Out by Humans

Whether or not we know it, humans have been in the extinction business for tens of thousands of years, whether wiping out woolly...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 17 October 2018 - 12:38PM

Can You Tell the Difference Between These AI-Generated Fortune Cookie Messages and the Real Thing?

When people talk about artificial intelligence taking human jobs, we didn't expect one of them to be "fortune cookie writer."...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 17 October 2018 - 12:01PM

Former NASA Artist in Residence Laurie Anderson Creates an Immersive VR Moon Installation

Some lucky astronauts and a handful of very rich people will soon be traveling into space and around the moon, but what about the rest...

Andrew LaSane
Wednesday, 17 October 2018 - 10:56AM

Deep Learning AI Makes 'Solo: A Star Wars Story' Better By Adding Harrison Ford

First of all, this is not going to be a debate about what was or wasn't wrong with Solo: A Star Wars Story or a discussion about why...

Andrew LaSane
Wednesday, 17 October 2018 - 9:58AM

Elon Musk Says It's "Time to Create a Mecha" After Watching Late-Night Anime Movie

No, you haven't stumbled across a mistakenly syndicated article from The Onion. We're apparently living in a timeline where the...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 16 October 2018 - 1:53PM

The Newly Discovered Star CI Tau Challenges Our Current Models for Star Systems

It must be hard to be an astronomer or astrophysicist--every week, a new discovery (like Swift J0243.6+6124) seems to challenge their...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 16 October 2018 - 1:08PM

Environmentalists Prepare to Remove Plastics From Oceans With U-Shaped Pipe Named 'Wilson'

According to recent estimates, the world's oceans are plagued by 150 million tons of plastic, and that number is expecting to triple...

Andrew LaSane
Tuesday, 16 October 2018 - 1:06PM

The Last Living Astronaut to Walk on the Moon Claims Climate Change Isn't Caused by Humans

Considering NASA has one of the most extensive carbon dioxide-monitoring programs on the planet and an entire website devoted to...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 16 October 2018 - 12:26PM

Scientists Inquire: Can Dogs Actually Tell the Difference Between Human Words?

Most dog owners feel a special connection with their pet. They speak to it like a child or friend and are convinced that the dog...

Andrew LaSane
Tuesday, 16 October 2018 - 11:29AM

A Dutch Artist/Engineer Is Using Giant Green Lasers to Track Space Junk Orbiting the Earth

We may think of space as a vast, untouched frontier, but the truth is that there's already about 18 million pounds of junk floating...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 15 October 2018 - 1:04PM

Ancient Remains of Child Given a 'Vampire Burial' Were Found in a Baby Cemetery in Italy

How does one bury a vampire? They sleep in coffins and are technically already dead, so it's a tricky question. It turns out that 5th...

Andrew LaSane
Monday, 15 October 2018 - 12:47PM

Stephen Hawking's Last Book Warns About the Rise of Genetically Engineered Superhumans

There were a lot of things keeping Stephen Hawking awake at night, but among the top three were the imminent AI revolution, the...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 15 October 2018 - 12:31PM

Coincidence or Sabotage? Another NASA Telescope Has Shut Down

It has not been a good few weeks for NASA. With the Hubble Space Telescope still asleep and adrift in safe mode due to instrument...

Andrew LaSane
Monday, 15 October 2018 - 12:19PM

Google's AI Can Now Detect Breast Cancer Better Than Humans Do

When it's not teaching AI how to create fake photos that look totally real, Google and its associated companies are taking big strides...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 15 October 2018 - 11:46AM

New Study Says Enough People Have Sequenced Their DNA to Endanger Others' Privacy

Sending your DNA off to a genealogy company like 23 and Me and filling the gaps in your family tree has become a fascinating little...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 12 October 2018 - 1:53PM

DARPA Is Working to Create Cyborgs and Meta-Humans – Even if They Won't Admit It

If you thought the announcement of the first air-to-air drone kill or the unveiling of Russia's new bipedal military mech was cause...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 12 October 2018 - 1:07PM

DARPA Says the Biggest Obstacle to Effective Artificial Intelligence Is Common Sense

If you went through public school in the last fifteen years, odds are that your math tests included a space for an answer and a...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 12 October 2018 - 12:35PM

Chinese Scientists Have Successfully Bred Mice From Two Females Using CRISPR

Sorry fellas, but you can sit this one out. According to CNN, researchers at the Chinese Academy of Sciences have successfully bred...

Andrew LaSane
Friday, 12 October 2018 - 11:09AM

Virgin Galactic May Be In Space "Within Weeks" According to Richard Branson

Somewhere in the world, there is a big calendar on which someone has been closely tracking the space tourism race. With a very bold...

Andrew LaSane
Friday, 12 October 2018 - 9:57AM

Two Astronauts Just Had to Make an Emergency Escape from a Malfunctioning Rocket Headed to the ISS

At around 4:40 AM today, two astronauts set out to the ISS aboard a Russian Soyuz rocket. Less than two minutes into that flight,...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 11 October 2018 - 1:35PM