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British Antarctic Snowfall Study Deepens the Mystery of Global Warming

Over the past century, the Antarctic has gone from being a vast Terra Incognita to a continent-sized ticking time bomb: according to...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 09 April 2018 - 11:04AM

DARPA Develops an Experimental Brain Implant Which Can Improve Your Memory

Unless you're Elon Musk, you may be uncomfortable with adding a "brain implant" into your head (unless it teaches you kung fu). And...

Jonathan Kesh
Sunday, 08 April 2018 - 6:27PM

NASA's First Mission to The Sun is Entering Its Final Preparations Before Launch

There isn't much that can approach a powerful star like the sun without burning up from the heat. And that's part of what makes the...

Jonathan Kesh
Sunday, 08 April 2018 - 1:48PM

An Artificial Intelligence Learns How to Navigate Cities Using Only Google Street View

It's not easy to navigate without a map. Even if you've lived in a certain city for your entire life, there's occasionally going to be...

Jonathan Kesh
Saturday, 07 April 2018 - 4:33PM

New Atlantic Puffin Research Sheds Light on Their Fluorescent Beaks

Out of all the scientific discoveries made recently, "puffins have glowing beaks" would be a tough one to guess.But when...

Jonathan Kesh
Saturday, 07 April 2018 - 2:03PM

SpaceX Can No Longer Broadcast Video From Space Due to an Archaic Law

SpaceX has streamed video from space plenty of times — after all, one of the most memorable parts of their Falcon Heavy launch was...

Jonathan Kesh
Friday, 06 April 2018 - 6:29PM

AI Scientists Sound the Alarm That This South Korean University May Start a Killer-Robot Apocalypse

If you thought Elon Musk was just a paranoid, robot-hating crackpot with an inexplicable talent for rocketry, think again.   ...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 06 April 2018 - 12:32PM

Dark Matter Discovery: New Research Reveals It 'Doesn’t Interact With the Universe Around It'

When it comes to dark matter, every new discovery seems to take us two steps forward and one step back.   In 2015, it seemed like...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 06 April 2018 - 11:35AM

The First-Ever 'Affordable' Luxury Space Hotel Will Open in Low-Earth Orbit in 2022

In case the Shangri-La Hotel wasn't exclusive enough for you, the aerospace company Orion Span is planning on a new exotic hotel in...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 06 April 2018 - 11:05AM

Global Warming Is Killing Coral Reefs—Scientists Say Sunscreen Could Save Them

Coral reefs are dying. The world's largest coral reef, Australia's Great Barrier Reef, is going extinct very fast, thanks to...

Matthew Loffhagen
Friday, 06 April 2018 - 10:54AM

Drones Help Archaeologists Find 50 New Ancient Nazca Lines in the Peruvian Desert

The Nazca Lines of Peru have been fascinating to researchers and archeologists for decades. While these gigantic carvings were made...

Matthew Loffhagen
Friday, 06 April 2018 - 10:16AM

Food Grown in Antarctica Without Sunlight or Soil is Good News for Astronauts

For better or worse, one particular part of The Martian that really stuck with the audience was how the stranded Mars astronaut had...

Jonathan Kesh
Thursday, 05 April 2018 - 7:06PM

Scientists Say They've Grown Functioning Human 'Minibrains' With Real Blood Vessels

Science keeps getting weirder.A team of biologists has successfully grown tiny, microscopic "minibrains" from human stem cells, which...

Matthew Loffhagen
Thursday, 05 April 2018 - 1:14PM

New Study Shows This Chemical in Marijuana Could Make Drug Relapses a Thing of the Past

It's ironic that marijuana, the same drug that spawned a panic in 1936 with the film Reefer Madness, may turn out to be one of the...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 05 April 2018 - 12:54PM

New Animated Map of Mars Shows Where We Should Build Cities on the Red Planet

At this point, it's pretty much assured that we're going to see colonists on Mars within our lifetime: between Elon Musk's almost...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 05 April 2018 - 11:39AM

CERN Scientists Say They Just Created Antimatter for the First Time in History

The universe is a weird place.Not just the structure itself, but the rules that guide it, and the materials that it's made up of. As...

Matthew Loffhagen
Thursday, 05 April 2018 - 11:32AM

Forget Asteroids—New Theory Says Dinosaurs Were Already Dying Before Earth Got Hit

At this point, most scientists agree that a giant asteroid impact wiped out the dinosaurs--we have the Chicxulub crater to prove it....

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 05 April 2018 - 11:13AM

New Study Says Alien Worlds May Lack Enough Phosphorus to Create Extraterrestrial Life

Earth really is a special place.Our world the exact right distance from the sun to be able to support life, and its watery environment...

Matthew Loffhagen
Thursday, 05 April 2018 - 10:23AM

New Analysis of a Crystal Viking 'Sunstone' Shows It Could Accurately Navigate the Oceans

Nowadays, you don't hear about crystals being useful unless you're talking to someone who believes in pseudoscientific "healing...

Jonathan Kesh
Wednesday, 04 April 2018 - 7:21PM

Former Nuclear Missile Motor Will Find a New Home in NASA's Orion Spacecraft

In a rather "War is Peace" style of naming, the United States' "LGM-118 Peacekeeper" was an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM)...

Jonathan Kesh
Wednesday, 04 April 2018 - 6:18PM