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DARPA Contest Wants New Tech for Surviving Underground

Despite how focused we are on getting humans up into the sky, whether through flying cars or rockets, there are others who think the...

Jonathan Kesh
Saturday, 30 December 2017 - 12:35PM

This Modified Nerf Gun is Powered By Liquid Nitrogen

You're never too old for a Nerf war. That said, foam projectiles have evolved somewhat since you were a kid, thanks in large part to...

Matthew Loffhagen
Friday, 29 December 2017 - 7:14PM

NASA Releases a Stunning Photo of Enceladus and Saturn's Rings

It seems like NASA is having a hard time letting go of Cassini. The little space probe has been making headlines a lot recently,...

Matthew Loffhagen
Friday, 29 December 2017 - 6:22PM

The 7 Craziest Scientific Breakthroughs of 2017

2017 has been a huge year for scientific discoveries--NASA found thousands of new exoplanets, we said hello to our galaxy's first-ever...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 29 December 2017 - 11:08AM

You Can Howl at the First Supermoon of 2018 on New Year's Day

If you're reading this, you deserve a pat on the back because 2017 has not been the easiest or most enjoyable year to get through....

Andrew LaSane
Friday, 29 December 2017 - 11:01AM

Aliens Have Visited Earth 'Beyond a Reasonable Doubt,' Says Director of Pentagon UFO Program

It's nothing new for conspiracy theorists and UFO-ologists to claim the government has a thick file on UFOs hidden somewhere in the...

Super User
Friday, 29 December 2017 - 10:11AM

The CIA's Guide to Taking UFO Photos Is Insane

We recently reported that the CIA has been investigating UFOs for years, trying to find out whether The Truth really is Out There, as...

Matthew Loffhagen
Friday, 29 December 2017 - 9:55AM

'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' Hides a Han Solo Easter Egg in the Opening Scene

Spoiler warning: this article discusses the plot and themes of both The Last Jedi and The Force Awakens. If you're worried about...

Matthew Loffhagen
Thursday, 28 December 2017 - 7:43PM

A Piece of Cassini Escaped Destruction and Disappeared

You can't keep a good probe down.Despite ending its twenty year career by being thrown into the crushing gravitational force of the...

Matthew Loffhagen
Thursday, 28 December 2017 - 6:49PM

Cthulhu Awakens: Scientists Just Discovered a New Breed of Giant Octopus

Last year, scientists discovered about 18,000 new species. Now, that's a lot of animals to catalogue, track, and understand, but you...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 28 December 2017 - 12:11PM

Colin Trevorrow Says 'Jurassic World: The Fallen Kingdom' Is Part of a Trilogy

Jurassic World was not a cinematic masterpiece, full of nuance and virtuoso performances. It was big, loud, full of dinosaurs, and...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 28 December 2017 - 11:36AM

Oceanographers Spot Double Vortexes Powerful Enough To Devour Sea Life

Between weird phenomena like St. Elmo's fire and optical illusions like the Fata Morgana, it's no wonder that old-timey sailors were...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 28 December 2017 - 10:25AM

NASA Goes Full Jedi, Channels Mace Windu With Purple Laser

We all know that Mace Windu is the coolest Jedi Master.Sure, Yoda's funny, and Obi Wan is always classy, and there was that time that...

Matthew Loffhagen
Thursday, 28 December 2017 - 9:29AM

Bundle Up: Scientists Predict 'Mini Ice Age' Will Hit Earth in Five Years

In the modern world, most people are very used to hearing scientists prophesying of the dangers of man-made climate change, often...

Matthew Loffhagen
Thursday, 28 December 2017 - 8:37AM

NASA Uses Lasers to Test Their Parker Solar Probe

NASA's Parker Solar Probe was given its name for a couple reasons. It's not just a probe that will run on solar power; it's a probe...

Jonathan Kesh
Wednesday, 27 December 2017 - 8:34PM

Watch a Time-Lapse of the SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket Launch

Last week, SpaceX appeared in headlines and all over social media when they launched their Falcon 9 rocket over southern California....

Jonathan Kesh
Wednesday, 27 December 2017 - 7:13PM

Bizarre Worm Species Without a Brain or Anus May Be Our Earliest Ancestor

When people imagine humanity's earliest ancestors, they probably think of a hairy ape-human hybrid, or maybe a furry little mammal...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 27 December 2017 - 12:42PM

The Great American Eclipse Left 'Bow Waves' in Earth's Atmosphere

Just about everybody and their grandma spent August 21st, 2017 looking up at the sky wearing a pair of cheap paper glasses, trying to...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 27 December 2017 - 12:09PM

NASA's '2018 To Do List' Includes Deep Space Habitats and Sending a New Robot to Mars

Everyone makes New Year's resolutions, but it's usually something like "Go to the gym" or "buy a life-size Yoda statue." NASA, on the...

Super User
Wednesday, 27 December 2017 - 10:52AM

Meteor Or...? Fireball Lights Up New England Skies

Just because NASA keeps tabs on asteroids like Oumuamua (and that one killer rock that keeps swinging by Earth every couple decades)...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 27 December 2017 - 9:59AM