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This New Dinosaur That Stood Like A Cat Was Once The Largest Animal On Earth

With a name that translates to "a giant thunderclap at dawn," the dinosaur species that was recently discovered by researchers in...

Andrew LaSane
Friday, 28 September 2018 - 10:48AM

Social Media May Be Doing Emotional Damage to Users – and Making Them Vulnerable to Ads

If you thought CGI social media celebrities were a troubling new trend, consider the theory that social media encourages 'social...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 27 September 2018 - 1:50PM

NASA's Planned Asteroid Defense Experiment May Not Be Approved by Congress

Earlier this year, we got excited about NASA's newly announced asteroid defense plans, which included ramming potentially cataclysmic...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 27 September 2018 - 1:21PM

NASA's New Conference on Alien Life Is Happening Now, and You Can Ask The Experts Questions!

No matter how you slice it, astronomers have discovered a lot of exoplanets in the Milky Way galaxy--3,779, to be exact--and between...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 27 September 2018 - 12:33PM

According To New NASA Data Humans Have Literally Knocked Planet Earth Off-Balance

If you paid attention in science class, you know that the Earth isn't a perfect sphere – it's an "oblate spheroid" that bulges at...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 26 September 2018 - 1:01PM

Astronomers Identify Four Star Systems That May Have Been Oumuamua's Original Home

We've made a lot of discoveries about Oumuamua since it streaked into our solar system last November, but the mystery of its origins...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 26 September 2018 - 12:12PM

Japanese Company ispace Signs with SpaceX for Two Moon Missions

Well, it's been a banner two weeks for SpaceX: they've given new updates on their BFR rocket, announced the first space tourist to go...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 26 September 2018 - 11:36AM

Bubbling and Exploding Arctic Lakes Threaten To Make Climate Change Worse

According to at least one scientific study, the Earth is poised to undergo some radical changes over the next century if we don't cut...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 25 September 2018 - 12:56PM

New Study Claims Mars Could Have Supported Underground Life

At this point, the "will they/won't they" relationship between Mars and some hypothetical form of microbial life has surpassed most...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 25 September 2018 - 12:07PM

Scientists Spot Dust Storms on Titan, Saturn's Most Habitable Moon

Despite being a small moon orbiting ten times farther from the Sun than Earth, Titan is strikingly similar to Earth: it has a stable,...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 25 September 2018 - 11:37AM

Japanese Scientists Made a Magnet So Powerful That It Blows Stuff Up Every Time They Turn It On

Ms. Frizzle on The Magic School Bus warned us that sometimes with science you have to take chances, make mistakes, and get messy. It...

Andrew LaSane
Tuesday, 25 September 2018 - 11:27AM

A New Study Proposes Building a Giant, Artificial Wall to Save Antarctica's Ice Sheets

Yes, people are still pursuing humanity's dream of building a full-size space elevator, but the new structures proposed in a recent...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 24 September 2018 - 1:07PM

Elon Musk Says We're Going to Have a Full-Fledged 'Mars Base Alpha' by 2028

On the heels of Elon Musk's big reveal of the identity of the world's first space tourist to fly around the Moon, he's made another...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 24 September 2018 - 11:34AM

Japan Becomes First Country To Land On An Asteroid With Hayabusa2 Space Probe

The JAXA (Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency) Hayabusa2 probe arrived at the asteroid Ryugu this past June, but it's been waiting for...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 21 September 2018 - 1:59PM

Astronomers Spot An 'Earth-Sized Clump of Matter' Hurtling Into A Black Hole At 30% Of The Speed Of Light

Whether it involves warping space-time so much that you can effectively time travel or bringing a 'dead' star back to life, black...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 21 September 2018 - 1:23PM

NASA Captures Images Of Vivid Blue Clouds Spawned By Meteorites Over The Arctic

If you thought the Arctic was home only to the mysterious skyglow known as STEVE, we have exciting news for you: scientists have taken...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 21 September 2018 - 12:52PM

Dosing Octopuses With Ecstasy Makes Them Act Like Humans On MDMA According To A Study By Johns Hopkins University Doctors

Better known as ecstasy or MDMA, methylenedioxymethamphetamine is a psychoactive drug that is used recreationally to give people a...

Andrew LaSane
Friday, 21 September 2018 - 11:07AM

A Disturbance In The Force: "Galactic Archaeologists" Find Ancient Spiral Patterns Embedded In The Milky Way Galaxy

Last April the ESA Gaia satellite released its first big dump of data, which gave astronomers the brightness, distances, and...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 20 September 2018 - 1:11PM

The NASA TESS Spacecraft Just Discovered Two Earth-Like Exoplanets Orbiting A Star Sixty Light Years Away

Earlier this week, we got to see the TESS spacecraft's "first light" images – the first photos a telescope takes after being fully...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 20 September 2018 - 12:34PM

HAL 9000? The Curiosity Rover Just Stopped Sending Data Back To NASA, But It's Still Fully Operational

You've probably encountered error messages before: Error 404 (Page Not Found), Error 403 (Forbidden) or – if you're very lucky –...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 20 September 2018 - 11:53AM