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Future Workweek? Microsoft Increases Productivity in Overworked Japan by 40% With 3-Day Weekend

It's no secret that, embedded in modern Japanese culture is a work ethic that, at least to western eyes, borders on the pathological....

K.S. Anthony
Monday, 04 November 2019 - 1:24PM

Uber Says Flying Taxis Will be a Reality By 2023

For the two years that I lived and worked in Hollywood, California, I steadfastly refused to buy a car or drive: a position considered...

Gart Williams
Thursday, 24 October 2019 - 2:04PM

Mars Farmer's Market? Scientists Determine It's Possible to Grow Vegetables in Martian and Lunar Soil

In a breakthrough that will have science fiction fans drawing comparisons to The Martian, Dutch researchers from Wageningen University...

Gart Williams
Tuesday, 22 October 2019 - 2:33PM

What You Need to Know About NASA Astronauts Christina Koch and Jessica Meir Making History’s First All-Female Space Walk

NASA astronauts Christina Koch and Jessica Meir made history today in the first all-female spacewalk, USA Today reports. They left...

Scarlett James
Friday, 18 October 2019 - 12:37PM

Enigmatic Radio Burst Illuminates a Galaxy’s Tranquil ​Halo

ESO Science ReleaseAstronomers using ESO’s Very Large Telescope have for the first time observed that a fast radio burst passed...

ESO
Friday, 27 September 2019 - 11:34AM

Second Interstellar Object Ever Discovered is Traveling at 100 Times the Speed of Sound

An amateur astronomer has discovered a comet that is the second-ever interstellar visitor to our solar system, according to...

Scarlett James
Wednesday, 25 September 2019 - 10:47AM

Scientists Claim Ice Age Caused by Massive Asteroid Dust Cloud Led to Biodiversity on Earth

There's a verse from Genesis – the book in the Bible, not the project involving legendary drummer Phil Collins – that I frequently...

Gart Williams
Thursday, 19 September 2019 - 10:46AM

First Water Detected on a Planet in the Habitable Zone

Science press release: ESA/Hubble.With data from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, water vapour has been detected in the atmosphere...

ESA/Hubble
Wednesday, 11 September 2019 - 1:51PM

Scientists Reverse Human Biological Age With Drug Cocktail

Old age may be dignified, but aging is anything but. The steady onslaught of time and gravity spares no one. There is no escaping it....

K.S. Anthony
Monday, 09 September 2019 - 2:02PM

NASA Discovers Three New Exoplanets Orbiting a Dwarf Star: Could There be Life on Their 'Dark Sides?'

NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) has discovered a dwarf star, dubbed TOI-270, with three exoplanets – TOI 270B,...

K.S. Anthony
Tuesday, 30 July 2019 - 3:39PM

Finish the Job: Scientists Discover Insects Experience Chronic Neuropathic Pain After Severe Injury

I don't hate insects. They can be a domestic nuisance, certainly, and some spread disease on a scale that exterminates human life...

K.S. Anthony
Tuesday, 16 July 2019 - 12:44PM

NASA Announces Plan to Explore Saturn Moon Titan With 'Dragonfly' Drone Copter

NASA announced last night that their much-discussed Dragonfly project which plans to deliver a quadcopter drone to the surface of...

Gart Williams
Friday, 28 June 2019 - 9:19AM

Scientists Capture Video of Giant Squid 2500 Feet Below the Gulf of Mexico's Surface

It's interesting that humans – a weak, fragile, superstitious species – can be so nonchalant about the rising oceans and the...

K.S. Anthony
Monday, 24 June 2019 - 8:12AM

McNASA: The International Space Station Opens for Business for the First Time in History (And We Have Questions)

Today NASA announced that the ISS is open – officially and unironically – for business and pleasure. The International Space...

Scarlett James
Friday, 07 June 2019 - 12:42PM

Scientists Publish First-Ever Direct Imaging of Two Young Exoplanets Cutting a Path Through the Protoplanetary Disc Surrounding a Newborn Star

Two young exoplanets have been directly imaged cutting a swath through the protoplanetary disc surrounding a newborn star, according...

Scarlett James
Wednesday, 05 June 2019 - 1:10PM

"Unraveling:" Something Weird is Happening to Jupiter's Great Red Spot as New Observations Could Spell the End of an Era

Jupiter’s trademark red storm is breathing its last. An astronomical landmark as iconic as Saturn’s rings, recent photographs have...

Scarlett James
Monday, 03 June 2019 - 12:15PM

Department of Defense Admits They Investigate UFOs

The tide has turned. The veil of silence has been pierced. The vast web of conspiracy has finally been torn asunder. Well, not quite,...

Gart Williams
Thursday, 23 May 2019 - 2:03PM

Acoustic Technology Will Reveal GPS Location of Enemy Snipers to Smartphones After the First Shot

Newly developed acoustic technology will use the microphones built into Tactical Communication and Protective Systems (TCAPS) – the...

K.S. Anthony
Wednesday, 15 May 2019 - 1:25PM

The Red Planet's First Homes? AI SpaceFactory Wins NASA's Mars 3D-Printed Habitat Contest

It's strange to think that we'll likely see the first human colonies on Mars – a planet that appears as a tiny rust-colored dot in...

K.S. Anthony
Monday, 13 May 2019 - 8:59AM

Scientists Develop Plastic That Can Be Recycled Repeatedly... But Does it Matter?

Here's a fun fact that your great-great-great-great grandchildren will be choking on, assuming humanity survives that long: the...

K.S. Anthony
Wednesday, 08 May 2019 - 11:46AM