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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

A New Study Claims the Strongest Material in the Universe May Be 'Nuclear Pasta'

When Stephen Hawking coined the term "spaghettification" to describe what happens when you're sucked into a black hole, we doubt he...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 19 September 2018 - 1:05PM

NASA's TESS Space Telescope Just Captured Its First 'Official' Images of the Stars

Last May, NASA's TESS spacecraft (short for Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite) took its first test photo of the cosmos, but...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 19 September 2018 - 12:32PM

What Could Go Wrong? Russian Cloning Facility Plans To Resurrect Ancient Animals, Just Like 'Jurassic Park'

When scientists found a blood-sucking tick from the Cretaceous encased in amber, everybody went wild--"Michael Crichton was right!"...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 19 September 2018 - 12:02PM

Mysterious Great White Shark Lair Discovered in the Middle of the Pacific Ocean

There is either a crazy 007 movie set piece being filmed in secrecy out in the Pacific Ocean, or a team of scientists have just...

Andrew LaSane
Wednesday, 19 September 2018 - 10:42AM

Scientists Discover Over a Dozen 'Ice Volcanoes' on the Solar System's Largest Asteroid

There's a lot of weird stuff floating around in space, including interstellar grease and at least one asteroid worth about $700...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 18 September 2018 - 12:30PM

New Quantum Principle Suggesting Objects Can be Two Temperatures Simultaneously Rivals 'Schrodinger's Cat'

If Breaking Bad did anything for science literacy, it was introducing the name 'Heisenberg' into pop culture. For those of you who...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 18 September 2018 - 11:47AM

Deadly Donation: New Study Explains How One Organ Donor Spread Cancer to Four People

There's only one emotional gut-punch worse than being told you have cancer, and that's being told your cancer came from...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 18 September 2018 - 11:08AM

Why You Shouldn't Get High in Space, According to Neil deGrasse Tyson

Getting high while you're getting high—it's the easiest stoner joke to make about pilots or astronauts hypothetically consuming a...

Andrew LaSane
Tuesday, 18 September 2018 - 10:33AM

Disinformation War: US Politicians Say 'Deepfake' Technology Can Post a Threat to National Security

Reality is turning into a battleground, just like dystopian fiction said it would: a new study has found that Russian agents were...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 17 September 2018 - 11:54AM