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Terminated: World's First Robot Hotel Fires Half Its Robot Staff For Annoying Guests

As robots and artificial intelligence begin to take on more roles in our daily lives, there are bound to be hiccups, some bigger than...

K.S. Anthony
Thursday, 17 January 2019 - 10:01AM

Ice Melting in Antarctica Has Accelerated 280% In 40 Years, According to New Study

If glaciers in some parts of Antarctica took the #10YearChallenge, their selfie comparisons would be different but not exactly...

Andrew LaSane
Tuesday, 15 January 2019 - 10:32AM

New Steam-Powered Spacecraft Could Explore Space 'Forever'

When Buzz Lightyear said "To infinity...and beyond!", we doubt anyone took the idea seriously. Even Voyager 1 and 2, which are still...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 14 January 2019 - 2:06PM

Scientists Are Creating Rare, Dangerous Plutonium-238 for the First Time Since the Cold War...for NASA

The Cold War was a breakthrough period for science, despite the looming threat of nuclear armageddon. In addition to projects like...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 14 January 2019 - 1:25PM

One of Our Closest Neighboring Stars May Have a Super-Earth Capable of Supporting Life

Though you might not have heard of it, Barnard's Star is something of a celebrity among fans of science and sci-fi--apart from being...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 14 January 2019 - 12:51PM

Falling Into a Black Hole Might Actually Be Totally Survivable, Says Physicist

There are a million ways to die in space (as Cas Anvar from The Expanse is happy to point out), but one of the most terrifying has to...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 10 January 2019 - 1:15PM

Who's Calling? Scientists Pick Up Mysterious Repeating Radio Signals From Distant Galaxy

Like Tabby's Star, the mystery surrounding 'fast radio bursts' (or FRBs) has piqued the interest of scientists and science enthusiasts...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 10 January 2019 - 12:42PM

New AI Named DeepGestalt Can Identify Genetic Disorders Just By Looking at Your Face

Artificial intelligence has already been used to implement facial recognition at airports, leading at least one organization to...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 09 January 2019 - 2:20PM

DARPA Proposes An AI That Can Monitor The Entire World For Threats

DARPA already has a reputation as the mad scientist lab of the defense industry (even if they try to deny their work on metahumans...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 09 January 2019 - 1:43PM

Scientists Claim That Newborn Stars Can Heat Dark Matter And Move It Around Their Host Galaxies

On the heels of the recent claim that dark matter is really a kind of "dark fluid," a team of researchers published a new study that...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 08 January 2019 - 12:51PM

Ancient Waters In The Pacific Are Getting Colder, Not Warmer Thanks To The Ocean's 'Long Memory'

The verdict has been in for quite some time that global warming is real. While data shows that ocean surface temperatures are rising,...

Andrew LaSane
Tuesday, 08 January 2019 - 12:42PM

NASA's TESS Telescope Just Found An Unusually Cool Sub-Neptune Alien Planet And Six Supernovae

Since its first published photo in May, NASA's TESS (short for "Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite") has discovered more than 80...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 08 January 2019 - 12:25PM

How Donald Trump's U.S. Government Shutdown Is Hurting Scientific Research

On orders from the president, the United States government has been partially shut down since December 22nd. The dispute at the center...

Andrew LaSane
Tuesday, 08 January 2019 - 10:50AM

Cuba's 'Sonic Attack' on US Diplomats in Cuba May Have Been Weaponized Cricket Noises

Back in October 2018, we reported on a series of sonic 'attacks' on US diplomats in China, which bore a striking resemblance to the...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 07 January 2019 - 2:04PM

Arizona Residents Are Attacking Self-Driving Cars and Trying to Run Them Out of Their Neighborhoods

In the wake of the first pedestrian killed by a self-driving car, people have become understandably suspicious of AI-powered vehicles...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 07 January 2019 - 1:23PM

Personal Heads-Up Display: Tech Company Vuzix Unveils Its New AR Glasses

Augmented reality may become a bigger hit than full-on VR technology, but AR wearables still live in the shadow of Google Glass'...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 04 January 2019 - 1:14PM

Recent Studies Reveal Neanderthal DNA at Work in Modern Humans

There were a slew of new scientific findings about Neanderthals in 2018, ranging from heartwarming (like the fact that Neanderthals...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 04 January 2019 - 12:31PM

A Dutch Astronaut Caused a Panic at NASA After Accidentally Dialing '911'

It's common knowledge that 911 call centers can usually track the location of a caller, but we're betting dispatchers would have been...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 04 January 2019 - 11:59AM

An AI Figured Out How to Cheat at its Job and Hide the Evidence From Humans

Whether it's rubber-banding in Mario Kart or fudging moves in Street Fighter, AI will do whatever it needs to stay a step ahead of...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 02 January 2019 - 12:46PM

Instagram Was a Bigger Target for Russian Hackers than Facebook, New Report Says

Though Russian election-meddling received the most attention when it came to Facebook and Twitter (including speculation that new,...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 02 January 2019 - 12:11PM