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Curiosity Rover Celebrates Its 2000th Martian Day on the Red Planet

The Curiosity Rover is easily the most popular object on Mars right now. Nearly all of NASA's Mars rovers have had the same "face",...

Jonathan Kesh
Thursday, 22 March 2018 - 8:43PM

Pentagon Tries to Replicate Human Voices Using Lasers

Considering how often lasers show up in science fiction, it's interesting that the concept of "talking lasers" might show up in...

Jonathan Kesh
Thursday, 22 March 2018 - 7:42PM

The Great Pacific Plastic Garbage Patch Is Now Bigger Than Texas, Says Ocean Cleanup Foundation

The existence of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch isn't a secret, but it doesn't seem like it's common knowledge, either. That's pretty...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 22 March 2018 - 1:08PM

EPFL Scientists Say New Memory-Deleting Method Could Stop AI From Destroying Humanity (Even the Terminator)

The problem with a giant red "OFF" button on an incredibly powerful artificial intelligence is that the AI will eventually try to...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 22 March 2018 - 11:25AM

Astronomers Say Math Proves There's a Super-Earth-Sized Ninth Planet Hiding Beyond Pluto at the Edge of Our Solar System

No, it's not Pluto. Unfortunately for die-hard astronomy fans, Pluto is still languishing in its dwarf planet classification, and now...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 22 March 2018 - 10:57AM

New 'Isotopic Evolution' Theory Finally Explains Why Planets Are All So Different in the Solar System

Ever wondered what makes the Earth so different than, say, Jupiter or Saturn?Why is our planet rocky and covered in water, when other...

Matthew Loffhagen
Thursday, 22 March 2018 - 10:51AM

A Passing Star Shook Our Solar System 70,000 Years Ago

Back in 2015, astronomers first learned that a nearby star came within 0.8 lightyears of our own solar system about 70,000 years...

Jonathan Kesh
Wednesday, 21 March 2018 - 8:45PM

MIT Designs a Robot Fish to Explore the Waters of Fiji

Considering how easy it is to scare off a fish, they can be difficult animals to study without attaching a camera to a fish and...

Jonathan Kesh
Wednesday, 21 March 2018 - 7:28PM

'Rariphotic Zone' Ocean Discovery: Biologists Identify Otherworldly New Fish Species in Caribbean Near Curaçao Island

Human beings have a tendency to look up. We gaze at the stars, wondering what might be out there, and whether there is life off on any...

Matthew Loffhagen
Wednesday, 21 March 2018 - 2:00PM

Author William Poundstone Says Humans Only Have 730 Years Left Before We're Extinct

Elon Musk may come off as a crazed doomsayer when it comes to the robot apocalypse, but human extinction has been on the mind of...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 21 March 2018 - 12:57PM

Marine Biologists Just Found the Key to Saving Coral Reefs—Shark Feces

We all learned in school about the importance of coral reefs and about how they are dying because of global environmental issues. The...

Andrew LaSane
Wednesday, 21 March 2018 - 11:28AM

Is Vladimir Putin a Time Traveler or Immortal Vampire? This Conspiracy Video Makes the Case

Did Vladimir Putin order the death of Alexander Litvinenko? What about Sergei Skripal? Was the Russian government involved in swaying...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 21 March 2018 - 11:14AM

Uber Ratings for Humans: Bad 'Social Credit' Will Get You Banned From Trains in China

If you thought erasing historical events like Tiananmen Square from search engines and instituting facial tracking across the country...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 21 March 2018 - 10:40AM

SpaceX Shows a New Look at Their Dragon Capsule and Uniforms

SpaceX has been having a great year so far (minus a couple slip ups), and they're on great track to reach their current goals.Now...

Jonathan Kesh
Tuesday, 20 March 2018 - 8:27PM

The Higgs Boson May Already Be Devouring the Universe, as Stephen Hawking Predicted

Altogether, CERN spent about $13.25 billion on finding the elusive particle known as the Higgs-Boson, which is hypothesized to be...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 20 March 2018 - 1:16PM

Data Mining Is Out of Control at Facebook, Former Employee Sandy Parakilas Reveals

If you're just catching the news about Facebook and Cambridge Analytica, here's the short version: Several years ago, a consultancy...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 20 March 2018 - 11:38AM

Trappist-1 Can't Support Life: Scientists Discover Exoplanets Have Too Much Water

In the search for alien life, liquid water always seems to be the Holy Grail. Oceans are even better--oceans mean a lot of water and...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 20 March 2018 - 11:12AM

Northern White Rhino Extinct? Last Living Male, Sudan, Dies in Kenya

After becoming famous last year for being the last of his kind, Sudan, the world's last known northern white rhinoceros has died at...

Andrew LaSane
Tuesday, 20 March 2018 - 10:58AM

NASA is Open to More Spacecrafts Powered by Plutonium

For their most important missions, NASA will sometimes create a power source from their very limited supply of plutonium-232, a rare...

Jonathan Kesh
Monday, 19 March 2018 - 7:31PM

History of Mars Oceans Rewritten by Giant Volcanic Eruption Discovery

Mars has been at the center of attention for years now, but most people still don't know about Tharsis, a massive volcanic plateau...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 19 March 2018 - 1:09PM