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Theoretical Physics May Be Paralyzing Real Scientific Breakthroughs

Theoretical physics has made some amazing headlines over the past few years: Gravitational waves? confirmed! Higgs-Boson "God"...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 04 June 2018 - 12:49PM

The Mystery of Mars' Missing Atmosphere May Finally Be Solved

Right now, we're pretty sure that Mars had liquid water on its surface at one point and that it was probably hospitable to life.  ...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 04 June 2018 - 12:01PM

New Giant Geoglyphs Found Near the Ancient 'Nazca Lines' Raise Fresh Questions About Aliens

Since their first discovery 80 eighty years ago, the Nazca Lines have fascinated people from around the world, sparking speculation...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 04 June 2018 - 11:26AM

The International Space Station Keeps a Guitar Onboard for Psychological Reasons

Anybody who got to watch astronaut Chris Hadfield rock out to David Bowie's Space Oddity from the International Space Station (ISS)...

Jonathan Kesh
Sunday, 03 June 2018 - 6:03PM

Bizarre Exoplanet 'WASP-127b' is a Gas Giant That's Filled With Several Metals and Maybe Water

An exoplanet (a term which simply means a planet in another solar system) like WASP-127b is one of the last places you'd expect to...

Jonathan Kesh
Sunday, 03 June 2018 - 5:21PM

NASA Announces a New Mission to Study the Edges of our Solar System in 2024

For non-astronomers, it's easy to imagine that the edge of the solar system is simply the point where nothing is orbiting around the...

Jonathan Kesh
Sunday, 03 June 2018 - 3:05PM

NASA's Tiny and Block-Shaped 'CubeSats' Correct Course and Head Toward Mars

A typical spacecraft is large, bulky, and extremely expensive. A CubeSat is not a typical spacecraft.CubeSats are a fairly new and...

Jonathan Kesh
Saturday, 02 June 2018 - 4:17PM

A Defective NOAA Weather Satellite Still Sent Back Some Great Photos of the Earth

When the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA, a scientific agency that studies Earth's oceans and skies)...

Jonathan Kesh
Saturday, 02 June 2018 - 3:21PM

The Battle Robot 'Super Anthony' is a Small But Highly Advanced Fighting Machine

Back when Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots first came out, they were pretty simply toys, and certainly not real fighting robots. Several...

Jonathan Kesh
Saturday, 02 June 2018 - 12:41PM

New Hubble Telescope Photo Shows a Distorted Galaxy From the Hydra-Centaurus Supercluster

As the Hubble Space Telescope frequently surveys the observable universe, it likes to remind us how frequently galaxies seem to...

Jonathan Kesh
Friday, 01 June 2018 - 7:38PM

NASA's Dawn Spacecraft Begins Its Final Approach to the Dwarf Planet Ceres

The Dawn spacecraft first made a pass around the dwarf planet Ceres in 2015, and its findings were fascinating enough that NASA...

Jonathan Kesh
Friday, 01 June 2018 - 7:22PM

This Giant Neutron Star Merger Just Made Black Hole History

Remember when everyone was afraid that colliding tiny particles together with the Large Hadron Collider would create a black hole that...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 01 June 2018 - 1:26PM

In Dark Matter Shock, Astronomers Say Some of It May Have an Electric Charge

It seems like astronomers get to explore all the cool mysteries: What black holes look like, how big the Milky Way is, whether an...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 01 June 2018 - 12:29PM

After Killing the Dinosaurs, Chicxulub Asteroid Crater Was One of the First Places to Harbor New Life

When a six-mile-wide asteroid single-handedly kills 75 percent of life on Earth and leaves a crater over a hundred miles wide, you'd...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 01 June 2018 - 11:55AM

Over 121 Known Exoplanets Could Have Earth-Like Moons That Can Support Life

Both Jupiter and Saturn have lots of moons, and some of them like Europa could possibly support life. But they're hindered greatly by...

Jonathan Kesh
Thursday, 31 May 2018 - 8:27PM

The Surface of Pluto Contains Methane Dunes Which Look A Lot Like Earth's Geography

Dunes on another planet may not seem like an especially important find, but they actually only appear under specific conditions. "Lots...

Jonathan Kesh
Thursday, 31 May 2018 - 6:28PM

Scientists Say They Can Predict the Next NBA Champs Based on This Weird Neuroscience

A bunch of weirdly entrancing videos have come out this year of pro basketball players moving in perfect synchronicity with one...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 31 May 2018 - 1:18PM

Scientists Just Created a New Quantum Computing Device Based on Back to the Future's Flux Capacitor

We may finally have a science/sci-fi crossover story to beat cell phones (famously inspired by Star Trek's communicators): A team of...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 31 May 2018 - 12:37PM

First-Ever Alien 'Exo-Civilization' Study Says Humans Have 3 Choices When It Comes to Climate Change

Whether aliens end up being squid-faced monstrosities or Wookiees, if they've got the intelligence and appropriate gripping...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 31 May 2018 - 12:02PM

An Astronaut Once Ordered Pizza on the Space Shuttle So He Could Eat It On Earth

For all its wonders and mysteries just waiting to be discovered, outer space has no pizza. And that is deeply unfortunate.It's...

Jonathan Kesh
Wednesday, 30 May 2018 - 7:37PM