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Science Can Finally Explain Why Some People Always Believe in Conspiracy Theories

Jet fuel can't melt steel beams. Stanley Kubrick filmed the fake Moon landings. Elvis is alive and well. JFK was shot from the grassy...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 24 May 2018 - 12:49PM

Scientist Heads to Loch Ness to See If He Can Find Monster DNA

Despite the fact that the famous 1934 photo was revealed to be a toy submarine and that the subsequent "giant footprints" on the...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 24 May 2018 - 12:20PM

New Discovery in Pluto's Heart Suggests It Was Created From One Billion Comets

It's strange to think that our first close-up images of Pluto only came in 2015, a whopping 85 years after it was discovered. In fact,...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 24 May 2018 - 11:43AM

NASA's Curiosity Rover is Fully Functional Once Again as it Successfully Drills Into Martian Soil

NASA may be preparing a more advanced version of their Curiosity rover to launch in 2020, but ideally, they still want to keep the...

Jonathan Kesh
Wednesday, 23 May 2018 - 6:46PM

A New U.S. Weather Satellite Faces a Major Malfunction Just Months After Launch

When a satellite is supposed to last for 15 years, it's more than a little frustration when it starts breaking down less than three...

Jonathan Kesh
Wednesday, 23 May 2018 - 5:38PM

A New Harvard Start-Up Aims to Reverse Aging in Dogs, Then Humans

Earlier this year, Dr. Ian Pearson claimed that humans would obtain immortality by 2050, a statement that's been met with equal...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 23 May 2018 - 1:07PM

Neuroscientists Say This Drug May Be the Secret to Curing the Effect Space Has on Memory

NASA has been dealing with fears over 'space madness' for decades, but in all those years, there have been a grand total of zero...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 23 May 2018 - 12:16PM

Amazon Is Now Quietly Selling AI-Enhanced Facial 'Rekognition' Tech to the Government

As fascinating as they are ethically dubious, artificial intelligence and facial recognition technology have been creeping into almost...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 23 May 2018 - 11:44AM

The World's Most Overlooked Element Could Transform What We Know About Time

For most people with smartphones or other digital devices, keeping time has become a given. Time zones and daylights savings don't...

Andrew LaSane
Wednesday, 23 May 2018 - 11:02AM

Giant Hammerhead Flatworms Which Can Regenerate Themselves are a Growing Problem in France

It would be one thing if a single invasive species began making a home somewhere it wasn't supposed to. But when there's several...

Jonathan Kesh
Tuesday, 22 May 2018 - 8:17PM

An Artificial Intelligence is Taught to Tell Jokes, and the Results are Almost Funny

It's always fascinating to watch an AI program attempt creative tasks — partly because of the philosophical questions that come...

Jonathan Kesh
Tuesday, 22 May 2018 - 7:19PM

This Shape-Shifting Robot Can Teach Itself to Walk on Anything (No Humans Required)

If imagining Boston Dynamics' Atlas relentlessly chasing you down through the woods like a low-budget Terminator doesn't scare you,...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 22 May 2018 - 1:32PM

Scientists Say They Can Finally Explain Saturn's Weirdly Shaped Inner Moons

If you thought moons always look ours--white, cratered, and sphere-shaped--Saturn's inner moons prove otherwise: of its roughly 150...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 22 May 2018 - 12:33PM

We Just Found an Ancient Barbarian Massacre That Makes 'Game of Thrones' Sound Tame

Over 400 years before the anonymous, knife-handed Longobard warrior found in Northern Italy walked the Earth, two Germanic tribes met...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 22 May 2018 - 11:44AM

Humans Are Less Than 1% of Life on Earth—But We've Killed Most of the Other 99%

As a famous wordsmith once said: "Men lie, women lie, numbers don't." The argument that humans have contributed greatly to the current...

Andrew LaSane
Tuesday, 22 May 2018 - 11:06AM

Astronomers Have Discovered Two Distant and Very Bright 'High Redshift' Quasars

Quasars are among the brightest and farthest objects we've found throughout the known universe, but we haven't found very many. So...

Jonathan Kesh
Monday, 21 May 2018 - 7:45PM

SpaceX Shares New Details On Its 'Crew Dragon' Spacecraft Designed for Human Spaceflight

With everything SpaceX has done recently (several dozen successful rocket launches and a Tesla floating through space to show for it)...

Jonathan Kesh
Monday, 21 May 2018 - 6:50PM

Cornell's New 'Social' Robot Can Literally Get Goosebumps

For years, technology has had an ongoing struggle with the Uncanny Valley, which has been made painfully obvious by robots like...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 21 May 2018 - 1:29PM

Pan-STARRS Says It Just Found an Ancient Interstellar Asteroid Near Jupiter

Last year, the weird, needle-shaped interstellar asteroid Oumuamua zoomed through our solar system, marking the first time we've had a...

Super User
Monday, 21 May 2018 - 12:33PM

Humans May Not Be Able to Reproduce on Mars, Study Says

If you're planning on hitching a ride on a Falcon 9 and starting a new life on a Martian colony growing potatoes, we have some bad...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 21 May 2018 - 12:19PM