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Robot Cockroaches May Be the Future of Space Exploration

No one wanted it to come to this, but researchers at John Hopkins have created palm-sized robots that mimic real-life cockroaches,...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 14 February 2018 - 12:24PM

Astonishing Image of a Single Atom Wins Student UK Photo Prize

The invisible world of electrons, protons, and neutrons is frustratingly difficult to grasp--most of us probably stopped thinking...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 14 February 2018 - 11:43AM

Second Eclipse of 2018 Coming This Week: How to Watch the Partial Solar Eclipse on Thursday

What could be more romantic than looking to the skies with protective glasses to witness a celestial event on the day after...

Andrew LaSane
Wednesday, 14 February 2018 - 10:54AM

Alien Civilizations Could Destroy Humanity With AI Messages Without Even Visiting Earth

Fans of Cixin Liu's sci-fi blockbuster The Three Body Problem will be pleased to know that scientists from Sonneberg, Germany, and...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 14 February 2018 - 10:14AM

NASA Wants to Send a Piece of Martian Rock Back Home

Earth currently has an extremely limited amount of Martian rocks to study. We've never managed a successful round trip flight to and...

Matthew Loffhagen
Tuesday, 13 February 2018 - 7:26PM

Upgraded Mayall Telescope Could Finally Explain Dark Matter With Largest-Ever 3D Map of Universe

The four-meter Nicholas U. Mayall Telescope was cutting edge when it was first installed inside a 14-story, 500-ton dome on top of an...

Justin Joffe
Tuesday, 13 February 2018 - 11:32AM

'Screaming Mummy' Mystery Solved? Famous Skeleton May Be Hanged Prince Who Plotted Murder of Pharaoh

If there's one thing missing from The Mummy, it's a good dash of scientific analysis.Thankfully, the real world has this covered:...

Matthew Loffhagen
Tuesday, 13 February 2018 - 11:14AM

Ancient Mammoth Track Fossils Suggest Family Was Critical to Survival

We might think of love and family as primarily human concerns, concepts that evolved as homo sapiens' brains did on the path to...

Justin Joffe
Tuesday, 13 February 2018 - 10:52AM

NASA's New X-Plane Could Revamp Supersonic Flight With Noise-Quieting Tech

When Chuck Yeager broke the sound barrier in 1947 with the Bell X-1, we doubt he was concerned about noise complaints filed in the...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 13 February 2018 - 10:41AM

Satellite Data Shows Global Warming Is Accelerating Sea Level Rise Faster Than Ever

Now might be a good time to start taking long-distance swimming lessons--it turns out that humanity is melting the planet even faster...

Matthew Loffhagen
Tuesday, 13 February 2018 - 10:30AM

SpaceX Will Launch the First of Many Experimental Internet Satellites

SpaceX just had a big week, managing to successfully launch their gigantic Falcon Heavy rocket and the Tesla Roadster stored in the...

Jonathan Kesh
Monday, 12 February 2018 - 8:33PM

MIT Scientists Create a Tiny Drone That Dodges Obstacles at High Speeds

As anyone who's ever driven a motorbike or played a Sonic the Hedgehog game can tell you, sometimes it's incredibly difficult to...

Matthew Loffhagen
Monday, 12 February 2018 - 7:02PM

Boston Dynamics Made Their Robot Dog 'SpotMini' Even Creepier

By this point it's clear that the engineers at Boston Dynamics are secretly supervillains. There's no other explanation for the...

Matthew Loffhagen
Monday, 12 February 2018 - 6:26PM

Art May Be the Secret to How Homo Sapiens' Brains Evolved to Be Smarter Than Neanderthals

Neanderthals get a pretty bad rap these days--not only have they become synonymous with idiots but apparently, they weren't very good...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 12 February 2018 - 2:05PM

Aliens Helped America Defeat Nazis With Future Technology, Says Navy Aerospace Engineer in New Book

It's no secret that the Nazis were into some strange, occult stuff, but some of the weirdest rumors about the Third Reich come from...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 12 February 2018 - 1:19PM

$700 Quintillion Asteroid Ignites Space Mining Gold Rush Between Mars and Jupiter

The asteroid Psyche 16 is a very special space rock: it's almost entirely made of metal, including iron, nickel, and gold, which has...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 12 February 2018 - 11:19AM

Antarctic Iceberg Discovery Reveals Hidden Ancient 'Alien' Ecosystem That's 120,000 Years Old

The race is on. Scientists are rushing to Antarctica as part of what's been described as an "urgent" mission to study new forms of...

Matthew Loffhagen
Monday, 12 February 2018 - 10:47AM

Chaotic Space Collision Finally Explains Origins of Interstellar Asteroid Oumuamua

Just when you thought Oumuamua couldn't surprise us anymore, astronomers have announced that the strange, cigar-shaped object that...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 12 February 2018 - 10:46AM

Trump Administration Wants to Privatize the International Space Station

News broke last month that the Trump administration was planning to cut off funding to the International Space Station by 2025, but it...

Jonathan Kesh
Sunday, 11 February 2018 - 4:46PM

A Record-Breaking Supply Rocket to the ISS was Suddenly Halted

While this has been an especially good week for rocket launches, a potentially record breaking rocket launch to the International...

Jonathan Kesh
Sunday, 11 February 2018 - 2:33PM