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United States Army Surgeons Grew an Ear in This Veteran's Arm – Then Transplanted it Onto Her Head

A 21-year-old army vet lost her entire ear in a near-fatal car crash. Instead of a prosthetic, doctors decided to grow a new ear... In...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 10 May 2018 - 1:13PM

Elon Musk Launches the Brand-New SpaceX Falcon 9 Block 5 Rocket This Afternoon – Here's How to Watch

The launch of SpaceX's first Block 5 Falcon 9 rocket kicks off a new chapter in Elon Musk's efforts to make safe, cheap, reusable (and...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 10 May 2018 - 12:47PM

Albert Einstein Was Wrong About Quantum Entanglement – And This Stunningly Simple Game Proved It

How one simple video game generated the data for scientists to disprove Einstein's theory on quantum entanglement.

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 10 May 2018 - 11:59AM

NASA Arms Scientists With $24M In Grants To Study Life In Universe While Congress Urges Alien Search Funding

NASA is awarding five-year grants, each worth approximately $8 million, to three teams studying the "origins, evolution, distribution,...

K.S. Anthony
Thursday, 10 May 2018 - 10:14AM

Astronomers Just Discovered a Cluster of Black Holes Near the Center of the Milky Way

At the center of our galaxy is a supermassive black hole (just like in many other galaxies) named Sagittarius A*. And it may have some...

Jonathan Kesh
Wednesday, 09 May 2018 - 8:46PM

An Ancient, Lonely Asteroid Mysteriously Ended Up in the Outer Solar System

While there's plenty of asteroids on the edge of our solar system — there is an entire Kuiper Belt beyond Neptune, after all —...

Jonathan Kesh
Wednesday, 09 May 2018 - 7:00PM

Harder to Score Than Beyonce Tickets: How You Could Attend Stephen Hawking's Historic Memorial Service at Westminster Abbey

The Stephen Hawking Foundation is giving away 1,000 tickets to the Westminster Abbey Memorial Service in June. Here's how to win.

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 09 May 2018 - 12:31PM

Hiding In Plain Sight: Dutch Astronomers Accidentally Discover an Infant Exoplanet – But They Were Looking for Something Else

Astronomers accidentally discovered a brand new "baby" exoplanet that has been hiding in plain sight for years.

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 09 May 2018 - 12:00PM

Carbon Dioxide in Earth's Atmosphere Reaches All-Time High for Recorded History – But the Trump EPA Probably Won't Do Anything About It

The last time there was this much carbon dioxide in Earth's atmosphere, human beings didn't exist.

Andrew LaSane
Wednesday, 09 May 2018 - 11:17AM

Uber's Planned Flying Taxi Service Gets a Major Boost From NASA

While Uber continues to find trouble on the ground while their self-driving car crash is being investigated, NASA seems to have some...

Jonathan Kesh
Tuesday, 08 May 2018 - 8:30PM

A Spider Trained to Jump on Command Can Help Scientists Create Tiny Leaping Robots

While spiders can make good pets, they don't usually come with the same expectations as a dog. You can feed them and watch them crawl...

Jonathan Kesh
Tuesday, 08 May 2018 - 6:35PM

Our Sun Has Waves Just Like Earth: How an NYU Abu Dhabi Professor and Max Planck Astrophysicists Stumbled Upon This Discovery

A team of astrophysicists at the Max Planck Institute lead by a research professor from NYU Abu Dhabi have made the groundbreaking...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 08 May 2018 - 12:33PM

New Phone, Who Dis? Google Rebrands Research Division as 'Google AI' Mere Days Before Conference

Google Research has been completely absorbed by a new division: make way for the new Google AI.

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 08 May 2018 - 12:05PM

Meet Meenta: The 'Airbnb of Genetics' Puts Gene Sequencing in the Palm of Your Hand

The Airbnb of genetic sequencing is putting access to critical machinery in the palm of your hand.

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 08 May 2018 - 11:52AM

Columbia Scientists Say TRAPPIST-1 Exoplanet Has An Earth-Like Iron Core: A Key Ingredient For Evolving Life

Researchers at Columbia University's Cool Worlds laboratory – part of their Department of Astronomy – have discovered that...

K.S. Anthony
Tuesday, 08 May 2018 - 10:04AM

Astronomers Track Down a Bizarre Exoplanet Named 'WASP-96b' Which Has Zero Clouds

With all the exoplanets we've been discovering lately, it's tough to actually find a clear sky in all these alien atmospheres.Until...

Jonathan Kesh
Monday, 07 May 2018 - 8:27PM

The Sun Will Become an Enormous Dusty Nebula When It Finally Dies

It's hard to imagine that we'll worry about the sun toward the end of its life. Since it has at least 5 billion years left, there's a...

Jonathan Kesh
Monday, 07 May 2018 - 6:40PM

#Instafamous: How CGI Influencers Will Soon Replace Humans on Social Media

Companies are manufacturing computer-generated influencers-slash-models to sell you on their products.

Chris Mahon
Monday, 07 May 2018 - 11:47AM

Scientists Are Using Technology that Edits Human DNA to Save the Great Barrier Reef

Scientists are using the same technology that edits human DNA to save the Great Barrier Reef.

Chris Mahon
Monday, 07 May 2018 - 11:07AM

New Study Examines Why Some People Get Gray Hair Earlier Than Others

"Going gray" is a pretty standard part of getting old, but there are always unlucky souls who start seeing patches of their hair turn...

Jonathan Kesh
Sunday, 06 May 2018 - 2:56PM