The Asteroid That Killed the Dinosaurs Created the Most Beautiful Underwater Caves in the World

About 65 million years ago, the Earth had a little encounter with a 7.5-mile-wide asteroid, now called the Chicxulub impactor....

Chris Mahon
Friday, 09 March 2018 - 11:27AM

New Robots With 'Emotion Chips' Can Empathize With Human Emotions

The lasting message of this year's CES has been one of sensitive robots.The biggest draw of the show was Omron Automation's ping-pong...

Matthew Loffhagen
Friday, 09 March 2018 - 11:00AM

A Nobel Prize-Winning Physicist Just Cracked Time Travel—Here's How It's Possible

Last year, Kip S. Thorne collected a Nobel Prize (along with Rainer Weiss and Barry C. Barish) for his work on gravitational waves....

Chris Mahon
Friday, 09 March 2018 - 10:46AM

NASA Twin Study Shocker: Space Travel Altered Astronaut Scott Kelly's DNA

In 2015, NASA began a study into how time in space alters the genetics of the human body. The foolproof method for undertaking this...

Matthew Loffhagen
Friday, 09 March 2018 - 10:25AM

NASA Releases 360 Degree Video Showing a Mars Lander Test

NASA's "InSight" Mars mission is coming up fast, and the space agency hopes to launch an advanced new lander to the Red Planet this...

Jonathan Kesh
Thursday, 08 March 2018 - 8:23PM

Colorful Hawaiian Spiders On Separate Islands Share Common Ancestors

Spiders often get a bad rap just because some species are venomous to the point of being deadly. If you're able to look past the tiny...

Matthew Loffhagen
Thursday, 08 March 2018 - 7:56PM

China is Preparing To Build a Giant X-Ray Telescope in Space

Space is an important frontier for China. Long before the current boom of commercial interest in space, China was focusing on using...

Matthew Loffhagen
Thursday, 08 March 2018 - 6:29PM

Meet the 'Eyeborg,' the Filmmaker With a Video Camera Eye

Neil Harbisson may be the world's first cyborg, but Rob Spence is currently winning the race to become the world's first Terminator:...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 08 March 2018 - 12:55PM

Amelia Earhart Found? Scientists 'Confident' Pilot's Bones Discovered on South Pacific Island

Nearly 80 years ago, American pilot Amelia Earhart and navigator Frederick Noonan went missing during an attempt to circumnavigate...

Andrew LaSane
Thursday, 08 March 2018 - 11:43AM

In the Future, Your Clothing Will Harvest Energy From Raindrops and Sunlight

No matter how futuristic-looking solar panels (or solar-powered cars) are, you can't get past the fact that they generally don't work...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 08 March 2018 - 11:23AM

Facebook Just Patented a Secret Robot That's Basically R2-D2

Star Wars and Mark Zuckerberg fans rejoice: Facebook has patented R2-D2.Admittedly, this robot isn't quite the same as the classic...

Matthew Loffhagen
Thursday, 08 March 2018 - 11:21AM

The Key to Spotting Advanced Alien Life May Be Space Junk

It's no secret humanity has a littering problem, nor is it a particularly recent development, but the problem is growing larger as we...

Matthew Loffhagen
Thursday, 08 March 2018 - 10:59AM

Unveiling Deep Space Gateway Plans, NASA Charts a Future Beyond the Moon

NASA's Deep Space Gateway is finally taking shape--we already have an idea what it will look like, but only now are we starting to...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 08 March 2018 - 10:51AM

'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' Deleted Scene Improves Finn and Phasma's Duel

With Star Wars: The Last Jedi coming out on Blu-ray this month, it was only a matter of time before its special features started...

Jonathan Kesh
Wednesday, 07 March 2018 - 8:58PM

Human Brains Stop Creating New Neurons in Adulthood

You can forget your plans to live forever by transplanting your brain into a giant mech suit.It turns out that human grey matter has...

Matthew Loffhagen
Wednesday, 07 March 2018 - 7:58PM

A Diamond From Deep Beneath Earth's Surface Hides a Rare Mineral

A mineral known as calcium silicate perovskite (CaSiO3) is an unusual mix of highly rare and yet extremely abundant: despite being...

Jonathan Kesh
Wednesday, 07 March 2018 - 7:14PM

Jupiter's Storms Extend Deep Into the Planet's Insides

Ever since the Juno space probe arrived at Jupiter in 2016, we've been learning some absolutely fascinating things about the distant...

Matthew Loffhagen
Wednesday, 07 March 2018 - 6:32PM

NASA Officially Has a Plan to Blow Up Asteroids With Nuclear Weapons

You all laughed at Armageddon when it portrayed a last-ditch effort to save Earth from destruction by blowing up an asteroid with a...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 07 March 2018 - 1:17PM

'Alien' Boulder Piles on Mars Have NASA Scratching Their Heads

If you're looking for examples of balance and symmetry, look no further than nature. Here on Earth, there are countless examples...

Andrew LaSane
Wednesday, 07 March 2018 - 11:26AM

An Algorithm That Catches Serial Killers Could Connect 200k Unsolved Murders

Crime shows like Numbers, Person of Interest, and even Sherlock portray criminal investigations as a kind of math puzzle: all the...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 07 March 2018 - 11:21AM