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New ESA Project Simulates Satellite Crashes to Prevent Real Space Debris Collisions

While we've never had a scenario like Gravity just yet, the risk of space debris collisions in Earth's orbit is steadily growing as we...

Jonathan Kesh
Tuesday, 24 April 2018 - 6:38PM

Video: Watch What's It's Like to Fly Past a Comet in Space—Up Close and Personal

Four years ago, the ESA's Rosetta mission sent the Rosetta spacecraft on a flyby mission to Comet 67p.   It took some breathtaking...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 24 April 2018 - 12:58PM

Even If Aliens Live on Super-Earths, Science Says They May Be Stuck There

One of the major assumptions scientists and sci-fi fans have made about alien civilizations is that their journey into space is...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 24 April 2018 - 11:37AM

This Genetic Mutation May Have Helped Ancient Humans Survive the Ice Age

Here's a riddle for anthropologists and geneticists alike: What do breastfeeding, shovel-shaped teeth, and the last Ice Age have in...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 24 April 2018 - 11:15AM

New Study Says Children Have Even More Energy Than Professional Athletes

To all that parents of small children out there, we would like to apologize for not getting you this information sooner. If you've...

Andrew LaSane
Tuesday, 24 April 2018 - 10:32AM

Scientists Find Proof That Uranus is Full of a Horrible Rotten Egg Smell

Perhaps it shouldn't come as a big surprise, but scientists have long debated whether Uranus smells. Being rather far off in our...

Jonathan Kesh
Monday, 23 April 2018 - 6:57PM

Baffled NASA Scientists Discover Holes Appearing in Arctic Ice

What started off as a routine flyover for researcher John Sonntag ended with a discovery that scientists are scrambling to...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 23 April 2018 - 11:26AM

Goldman Sachs Says The First Trillionaire Will Invest In Space: Here's Where To Get Your Hands Dirty

Decades after the Bitcoin hype-train grinds to a halt, the real gold rush will begin – in space. We already know there's an...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 23 April 2018 - 10:48AM

Our Brains Are Melting After Conspiracy Theorist Retracts His Claim That The World Ends Today

It's the end of the world as we know it, but... We feel fine. Despite David Meade's claim that April 23, 2018, will be the day the...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 23 April 2018 - 10:08AM

Curiosity Rover Helps Uncover Muddy Evidence of Ancient Lakes on Mars

The Curiosity rover has been an invaluable (and, at times, lovable) contribution to our ever growing knowledge on Mars. Particularly...

Jonathan Kesh
Sunday, 22 April 2018 - 4:15PM

Newly Discovered 'Exploding Ant' Species is a Terrifying Product of Evolution

When you have ants in your house or apartment, it's gross and you usually have tons of them to deal with. But hey, at least they...

Jonathan Kesh
Sunday, 22 April 2018 - 11:50AM

A Sudden Solar Storm Lights Up the Sky With 'Electric Blue Auroras'

While dangerous on occasion, geomagnetic storms are typically harmless. And they're undetectable to the average person except in one...

Jonathan Kesh
Saturday, 21 April 2018 - 4:04PM

NASA's Planned Space Station By the Moon Will Be Ready in the Next Decade

A lot of NASA's funding tends to be shaky right now, with budget allocations for some projects being slashed without a clear reason...

Jonathan Kesh
Saturday, 21 April 2018 - 2:47PM

Scientists Say They've Found One of the First Modern Instances of Genetic Mutation in Humans

You might think humans have reached their natural evolutionary peak--we've got thumbs, big brains, and the ability to start editing...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 20 April 2018 - 12:19PM

If Wormholes Exist, This Scientist Says We Just Discovered the Secret to Finding Them

If wormholes exist, we may be one step closer to finding them thanks to a new study authored by Indian physicist Rajibul Shaikh.  ...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 20 April 2018 - 11:41AM

Scientists Say They've Finally Found the Real Reason Dinosaurs Flourished—And It's Deadly

The extinction of the dinosaurs created an opportunity for mammals to take over the world, but a new study published in Nature...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 20 April 2018 - 11:15AM

NASA Will Soon Launch Two Tiny 'CubeSat' Satellites Into Deep Space

Photos of NASA probes and satellites tend to make them look much smaller than they are, since compared to space itself, they are. But...

Jonathan Kesh
Thursday, 19 April 2018 - 8:19PM

Many Species of Ancient, Massive Mammals Went Extinct Thanks to Early Humans

Turns out, the whole "humans killing off endangered animals" phenomenon is hardly a recent one, and we took out some big ones in our...

Jonathan Kesh
Thursday, 19 April 2018 - 6:41PM

An AI Just Killed an Expert Human Fighter Pilot in Dogfight Simulations for the First Time

Artificial intelligence has beaten humans at chess, Go, and even complex MOBA games like DoTA, but now they're moving up to real...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 19 April 2018 - 12:54PM

'PGD' Tech Will Give Us Designer Babies Sooner Than You Think—Can Society Handle It?

With the advent of genetic engineering technology like CRISPR, the topic of designer babies has come back with a vengeance, along with...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 19 April 2018 - 11:45AM