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Tardigrades Could Be the First Animals Launched Into Interstellar Space

Tardigrades, a species of microorganism often referred to as "water bears" or less commonly "moss piglets", are some of the most...

Jonathan Kesh
Sunday, 12 November 2017 - 1:41PM

NASA Is Launching a Dangerous Strain of E. Coli Into Orbit

NASA's newest astronauts are a little unusual. It's not every day that a colony of bacteria get the chance to orbit the Earth.In order...

Matthew Loffhagen
Friday, 10 November 2017 - 7:45PM

We Finally Know What Killed the Dinosaurs—It Wasn't Just an Asteroid

You might think we know what killed the dinosaurs--but you're dead wrong. Apparently, it wasn't just an asteroid that turned them...

Matthew Loffhagen
Friday, 10 November 2017 - 10:28AM

NASA Hopes to Launch a Rocket to Mars in 2019 Despite Safety Warnings

NASA is gearing up for the launch of an important mission to Mars, involving the unmanned but highly advanced Space Launch System...

Matthew Loffhagen
Thursday, 09 November 2017 - 7:50PM

Las Vegas' Self-Driving Bus Lasted 1 Hour Before Crashing

This is why we can't have nice things. Earlier this year, Navya, an autonomous vehicle company, tested out a free, self-driving bus...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 09 November 2017 - 12:17PM

Our Solar System's First Interstellar Asteroid is Named 'Oumuamua'

Last month, an asteroid flying around with enormous speed and a distorted orbit became one of the most fascinating things in our solar...

Jonathan Kesh
Wednesday, 08 November 2017 - 8:51PM

Astronomers Observe a 'Zombie' Supernova That Keeps Exploding

Is there such a thing as life after death? If you're a star, there might be, but it doesn't sound too pleasant based on what we've...

Matthew Loffhagen
Wednesday, 08 November 2017 - 6:48PM

T. Rex's Tiny Arms Were Actually Deadly Weapons

If you ever wondered if Tyrannosaurus rex's massive jaws were compensating for its tiny arms--you're dead wrong. T. rex's arms were...

Andrew LaSane
Wednesday, 08 November 2017 - 11:18AM

Lamborghini's New Electric Supercar Can Heal Itself

Electric cars might seem futuristic, but Lamborghini's new vehicle is so revolutionary it makes Teslas look prehistoric. The car...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 08 November 2017 - 10:04AM

DARPA Funds Drone That Disintegrates Itself After Use

The problem with delivering goods by drone is that you always have to prepare for a return flight. The drone not only has to navigate...

Matthew Loffhagen
Tuesday, 07 November 2017 - 7:10PM

We May Have Just Found the Origin of Life on Earth

The origin of life on Earth is one of the most significant questions in history. Now, we may finally have the answer.From Lovecraft's...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 07 November 2017 - 10:07AM

Busy Robot Can Successfully Use an Elevator All By Itself

There's something strangely sweet about watching a robot - particularly a non-humanoid robot that's far away from the Uncanny Valley -...

Matthew Loffhagen
Monday, 06 November 2017 - 8:07PM

Scientists Pinpoint a Chemical That Can Delete Bad Memories

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind was a quirky sci-fi movie with a core idea that most people on Earth can appreciate: what if...

Matthew Loffhagen
Monday, 06 November 2017 - 7:05PM

3 Ways Genetics Can Stop Aging Within Our Lifetime

In science fiction, life extension usually takes one of two paths: sticking a brain in a computer or jar (the Fallout method) or...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 06 November 2017 - 10:04AM

NASA's Mars 2020 Rover Will Be Equipped With Several Powerful 'Eyes'

Despite all the love that NASA's Curiosity rover has gotten since its deployment, a newer model will be touching down on Mars in...

Jonathan Kesh
Sunday, 05 November 2017 - 6:34PM

Dust Belts Around Nearby Star Proxima Centauri Suggest it Has More Planets

Proxima Centauri is a red dwarf star that's mostly well known for being the closest star to our own Sun, at a cosmic spitting distance...

Jonathan Kesh
Sunday, 05 November 2017 - 12:40PM

Sci-Fi Short Film 'Fraktaal' Is Randomly Generated by a Computer

We may lose manufacturing and even service jobs to machine automation over the next several years, but the creative jobs usually...

Jonathan Kesh
Saturday, 04 November 2017 - 4:36PM

Astronomers Are Mapping Out the Opposite End of the Milky Way

Getting a full view of the Milky Way galaxy has always seemed near impossible, just because we're stuck inside it. It's like...

Jonathan Kesh
Saturday, 04 November 2017 - 11:26AM

Scientists Hope to Save a Frozen Research Base in Antarctica

If movies and games have taught us anything, it's that scientific research outposts can be absolutely terrifying when left abandoned...

Matthew Loffhagen
Friday, 03 November 2017 - 7:05PM

Image Recognition AI Is Easily Fooled Into Thinking a Turtle Is a Rifle

As world leaders embrace autonomous robot warfare with disconcerting enthusiasm, it's hard not to wonder about how things could go...

Matthew Loffhagen
Thursday, 02 November 2017 - 7:28PM