Scientists Warn Elon Musk's Tesla May Destroy Life on Mars

We all had a good laugh when Ol' Musky launched his Tesla Roadster into space with a mannequin astronaut named Starman--what classic...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 28 February 2018 - 11:31AM

Human Sacrifice Was the Key to Social Evolution, New Study Says

It is a concept that has been phased out of practice for quite some time in civilized society and reserved for the pages of the...

Andrew LaSane
Wednesday, 28 February 2018 - 11:29AM

SpaceX Too Expensive? SpinLaunch Will Catapult Cargo Into Space for $500K

To escape Earth's gravity, a spacecraft needs to be going around 25,000 miles per hour. Apart from a certain nuclear manhole, not...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 28 February 2018 - 10:47AM

World War III Is Coming Soon—And Statistical Analysis Proves It

Do you have the nagging sensation that global politics have been particularly tense recently?Sure, we're not at a 1950s Cold War level...

Matthew Loffhagen
Wednesday, 28 February 2018 - 10:36AM

Clearest-Ever Infrared Milky Way Photo Solves Giant Black Hole Mystery at Center of Our Galaxy

Taking pictures of black holes is always tricky.By definition, these enormous celestial vacuums don't allow light to escape from their...

Matthew Loffhagen
Wednesday, 28 February 2018 - 10:11AM

Saturn's Strange Hexagon-Shaped Storm is Recreated By Scientists

When staring at a picture of Saturn, it's easy to get so distracted by all the rings that you don't notice the bizarre hexagon-shaped...

Jonathan Kesh
Tuesday, 27 February 2018 - 8:46PM

Earth Microbes Could Easily Survive on Saturn's Moon Enceladus

Enceladus has always fascinated scientists and those hunting for the possibility of alien life, even if it's never really caught the...

Jonathan Kesh
Tuesday, 27 February 2018 - 7:40PM

The Moon is Getting Its Own 4G Mobile Phone Network

There are no payphones on the Moon, but you knew that already. But what are you to do if you find yourself wandering around the...

Matthew Loffhagen
Tuesday, 27 February 2018 - 6:57PM

Black Holes Can Turn Neptune-Like Planets Into 'Super-Earths'

Supermassive black holes continue to surprise us. These star-eating monstrosities often act erratically, making things particularly...

Matthew Loffhagen
Tuesday, 27 February 2018 - 6:32PM

The Key to Finding Alien Life on Titan? NASA's New Dragonfly Drone Is a Game-Changer

Everyone loves Curiosity, Mars' resident giant rover, but we have to admit that it's kind of slow--in five years, it's only traveled...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 27 February 2018 - 12:17PM

Robotic 'Flying Brain' Cimon Joining International Space Station Crew to Monitor Astronauts' Mental States

We've seen all kinds of strange little robot helpers, from Robelf to Temi, but Cimon is probably the weirdest: it's a floating...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 27 February 2018 - 11:38AM

China's New Hypersonic I-Plane Travels 10 Times Faster Than a 747

Just a couple weeks afte NASA's newly announced design for a quieter supersonic X-plane, we now have an even faster, weirder-looking...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 27 February 2018 - 11:34AM

Human Eye-Like Metalens With Artificial Muscle Could Cure Blurred Vision and Revolutionize Mobile Cameras

A groundbreaking new metalens invention paves the way to a clear future for more than just curing blurred vision--it could...

Matthew Loffhagen
Tuesday, 27 February 2018 - 11:33AM

New Stratolaunch Test Run Shows How World's Biggest Plane Will Change History

Typically when planes taxi on a runway, there is zero fanfare. Yeah, it's the miracle of flight but it's also Coach. But those are...

Andrew LaSane
Tuesday, 27 February 2018 - 10:51AM

Europa Alien Discovery Shocks Scientists: Life Could Survive on Jupiter's Frozen Moon by Eating Radioactive Waste

As NASA continues to gear up for a mission to probe Europa, new scientific research suggests what we should be looking for in order to...

Matthew Loffhagen
Tuesday, 27 February 2018 - 10:50AM

Knowledge Is the Enemy in First Trailer for HBO's New 'Fahrenheit 451' Movie

We'll bring this up every time HBO's Fahrenheit 451 movie comes up, but a TV movie adaptation of a book where everybody abandons...

Jonathan Kesh
Monday, 26 February 2018 - 8:25PM

'Ultraluminous X-Ray Source' Provides New Clues About Neutron Stars

If the phrase "ultraluminous x-ray source" sounds cool to you, rest assured the actual thing is just as fascinating. First...

Jonathan Kesh
Monday, 26 February 2018 - 7:52PM

Norway Will Upgrade its Doomsday Seed Vault Because of Climate Change

For ten years now, Norway has invested money and resources in attempting to save the world in case of a catastrophic disaster, and...

Matthew Loffhagen
Monday, 26 February 2018 - 6:55PM

Life Found in Earth's Driest Desert Hints at How Martian Life May Look

It's something of an understatement to say that Mars wouldn't be a particularly nice place to live.It's hardly surprising that no...

Matthew Loffhagen
Monday, 26 February 2018 - 6:26PM

No More Hope for 'Second Earth'? Massive Solar Flare Scorched Exoplanet Last Year, Say Astronomers

Mars may have giant dust storms, huge temperature changes, and a lot of surface radiation, but it may turn out to be a better target...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 26 February 2018 - 1:02PM