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NASA is Heading to the Winter Olympics to Study Snow

Like so many people around the world, a group of NASA scientists are currently in Pyeongchang, South Korea, but they're not watching...

Jonathan Kesh
Sunday, 11 February 2018 - 1:23PM

AI Generated Candy Hearts Contain Not-So-Romantic Messages

Neural networks are amazing, artificially intelligent systems that can be used for some amazing things. They can also be used for some...

Jonathan Kesh
Saturday, 10 February 2018 - 4:48PM

This Electronic Skin is Capable of Healing Itself

While there are lots of cooler ways to be like the Terminator, one very valid way is to have a layer of prosthetic skin that can...

Jonathan Kesh
Saturday, 10 February 2018 - 3:52PM

Juno Probe's 11th Flyby of Jupiter Leads to More Amazing Photos

NASA's Juno probe has been orbiting Jupiter for just over a year and a half since its arrival in July 2016, giving us some of the...

Jonathan Kesh
Saturday, 10 February 2018 - 2:03PM

TRAPPIST-1 Planets Could Contain 250 Times More Water Than Earth

The seven planets orbiting around the nearby (or relatively nearby, about 40 lightyears away) TRAPPIST-1 star have been making...

Jonathan Kesh
Saturday, 10 February 2018 - 12:19PM

High-Tech Implant Can Help Astronauts Fight Off Muscle Deterioration

This should go without saying, but being an astronaut is not an easy job. The physical toll is immense, and there are lots of side...

Jonathan Kesh
Friday, 09 February 2018 - 8:01PM

NASA is Teaching Their 'Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter' to Use Star Charts

The Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) is no spring chicken — the space probe first launched all the way back in 2005.And after over...

Matthew Loffhagen
Friday, 09 February 2018 - 6:27PM

Pentagon UFO Director Says Alien Spacecraft Can Warp Space-Time

One of the hallmarks of a UFO is uncanny aerodynamics--the ability to hover, accelerate to high speeds, suddenly stop, and pull off...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 09 February 2018 - 11:01AM

'Walking Fish' Fossil Discovery Explains How First Humans Left the Ocean

Scientists have long known that humans evolved out of the water long ago, eventually developing the neural circuitry to resist gravity...

Justin Joffe
Friday, 09 February 2018 - 10:46AM

The Sun Is Getting Dimmer But That Won't Stop Global Warming

If you're a big fan of sunbathing, you might want to take advantage of warm, sunny days as much as possible this year; they're not...

Matthew Loffhagen
Friday, 09 February 2018 - 10:42AM

Tiny Crystals in Mars Rocks Finally Reveal What Happened to Water on the Red Planet

Despite the superstar status of scientists like Albert Einstein (who upended Newtonian physics from a Swiss patent office) and Richard...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 09 February 2018 - 10:20AM

Elon Musk Reveals the Final Photo of 'Starman' and His Tesla in Space

When SpaceX launched their Falcon Heavy rocket this week, it was a major news event for a number of reasons, the most gimmicky of...

Jonathan Kesh
Thursday, 08 February 2018 - 8:32PM

NASA's James Webb Space Telescope Will Soon Begin its Final Tests

The James Webb Space Telescope has been in production for quite some time, facing delays and obstacles along the way (it was supposed...

Jonathan Kesh
Thursday, 08 February 2018 - 8:02PM

Scientists Discover an Entirely New Form of 3D Vision in Praying Mantises

Praying mantises have a talent that no other insect with compound eyes can perform. While bees and ants and flies are all able to see...

Matthew Loffhagen
Thursday, 08 February 2018 - 6:44PM

'Cheddar Man' DNA Study Rewrites Britain's Entire Racial History With a Surprising Skeleton Find

National identity in modern Britain is complicated to say the least. After centuries of Imperialism, it's very difficult to identify...

Matthew Loffhagen
Thursday, 08 February 2018 - 11:09AM

We Just Proved Plants Have Consciousness, New Study Suggests

The benefits of talking to houseplants have long been relegated to the halls of pseudoscience, while the benefits of playing them...

Justin Joffe
Thursday, 08 February 2018 - 10:38AM

Venus Flytraps Refuse to Eat Friendly Bugs That Pollinate Them

The Dionaea muscipula, better known as the Venus flytrap, is a fascinating plant.While most leafy green fauna is slow, docile, and...

Matthew Loffhagen
Wednesday, 07 February 2018 - 8:25PM

Falcon Heavy Boosters Made a Triple Sonic Boom When They Landed

SpaceX made history yesterday with the launch of their Falcon Heavy rocket, with their flashiest achievement being the fact that it...

Jonathan Kesh
Wednesday, 07 February 2018 - 7:48PM

Asteroid That Killed the Dinosaurs Possibly Caused Giant Lava Flows

Approximately sixty million years ago, a mass extinction event killed off the majority of the dinosaurs and their peers. Those that...

Matthew Loffhagen
Wednesday, 07 February 2018 - 6:40PM

Ozone Layer Still Thinning Above Earth's Biggest Cities Despite Evidence Atmosphere Was Healing

The ozone layer has been an important part of the discussion surrounding environmental conservationism and man-made climate change for...

Matthew Loffhagen
Wednesday, 07 February 2018 - 11:10AM