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Google's New Patent for Wheeled, Omnidirectional Shoes May Replace VR Treadmills

Omnidirectional VR treadmills are so 2015. Apart from being as big as a piece of home gym equipment and suspiciously similar in design...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 21 November 2018 - 1:03PM

Nearby Pinwheel Star System Will Die in a Massive Gamma-Ray Blast

If you have to go out, go out with a bang! In a new study published in the journal Nature, astronomers share the discovery of a...

Andrew LaSane
Wednesday, 21 November 2018 - 11:17AM

The World's First Full-Body Scanner Quickly Renders Every Organ in 3D

Scientists at the University of California, Davis partnered with the Shanghai-based company United Imaging Healthcare (UIH) to develop...

Andrew LaSane
Tuesday, 20 November 2018 - 12:15PM

Bill Nye Says Humans Will Never Live on Mars And Suggests Terraforming Advocates Are "High"

Bill Nye is many things – beloved educational figure, science celebrity, and the original Science Guy – but now he has a new...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 19 November 2018 - 1:53PM

The Next Major Space Industry Trend Will Be Repairing And Trashing Satellites While They're In Orbit

The ISS recently released an adorable little cubesat to help harpoon space junk orbiting Earth, but it's small potatoes compared to...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 19 November 2018 - 1:14PM

Set Phasers To Stun: NASA's Chandra X-Ray Observatory Spots The 'Star Trek' USS Enterprise In Colorful Merging Galaxy Cluster

Some people like to look at clouds and point out which ones look like a face. Sometimes NASA does the same thing – on a much bigger...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 19 November 2018 - 12:41PM

This Huge Geothermal Flux Is Currently Melting An Area Of The South Pole Three Times The Size Of London

We're pretty sure this is how the prequel to The Thing started... And that did not end well for the humans (or dogs) involved. IFL...

Andrew LaSane
Friday, 16 November 2018 - 1:07PM

The Sun's Oddly Calm Behavior May Trigger a Record-Setting 'Ice Age' in Space

Sunspots and solar radiation are a part of life, whether we're aware of them or not. Like the changing of the seasons, the Sun goes...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 14 November 2018 - 1:53PM

Tech CEO: Artificial Intelligence Toilets Will Soon Scan Your Poop to Diagnose Illness

Despite the frightening implications, most people aren't surprised anymore when it's announced that China has a new virtual news...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 14 November 2018 - 1:20PM

Russia Reveals Plans for a Manned, Nuclear-Powered Rocket Capable of Interstellar Flight

Aside from the US and China, Russia has established itself as one of the biggest players in the new space race, despite some recent...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 14 November 2018 - 12:41PM

A Massive Solar Storm Detonated Sea Mines During the Vietnam War

By 1972, the Vietnam War was close to its end, though it would still take three more years for Saigon to fall. In the wake of the...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 13 November 2018 - 2:23PM

Astronomers Spot Two Starless Rogue Planets Drifting Through Space

Over the past year or so, different scientific studies have argued that so-called 'rogue planets' (ie, planets without a star to...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 13 November 2018 - 2:02PM

A 'Dark Matter Hurricane' Will Pass By Our Solar System, and Scientists Are Excited

A 'dark matter hurricane' sounds like something out of a comic book, but it's nevertheless real (as far as we know--dark matter is a...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 13 November 2018 - 1:53PM

Scientists Have Transformed an Image of a Martian Sunrise Into a Haunting Piece of Music

Whether it's recording music videos aboard the ISS or playing David Bowie songs in a NASA control room to try and wake up the...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 12 November 2018 - 1:27PM

Space Start-Up Rocket Lab Completes First Commercial Launch, Nicknamed 'It's Business Time'

After decades of NASA missions with names like "Apollo" and "Gemini," it's refreshing to see a space mission (or at least a rocket...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 12 November 2018 - 12:42PM

Researchers Pioneer Vaccine Allowing Celiac Disease Sufferers to Eat Gluten

People with celiac disease can't approach cake with the same sort of devil-may-care attitude that a lactose intolerant person might...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 09 November 2018 - 2:09PM

Christie's Auctions Off Stephen Hawking's Old Wheelchair--and One of His 'Simpsons' Scripts

If Neil DeGrasse Tyson is the Michael Jordan of astrophysics, Stephen Hawking was the Muhammad Ali. Thousands lined the streets for...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 09 November 2018 - 1:28PM

Scientists Discover Lost Continents Beneath Antarctica Using Old Satellite Data

Sometimes you don't need to launch a new satellite or conduct a new experiment to make a new discovery--in the case of Ganymede and...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 09 November 2018 - 12:41PM

Scientists Capture First-Ever Photos Of Supermassive Black Holes in the Midst of 'Hidden' Galactic Mergers

Few things are more powerful, cataclysmic, or vast than a merger between supermassive black holes, but galactic mergers are one of...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 08 November 2018 - 1:49PM

Scientists Have Spotted A 'Cannibal Vampire Star' Escaping The Milky Way Galaxy

If there are galactic archaeologists, what about stellar homicide detectives? Scientists recently spotted a star called CPD 64°2731...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 08 November 2018 - 1:17PM