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Bundle Up: Scientists Predict 'Mini Ice Age' Will Hit Earth in Five Years

In the modern world, most people are very used to hearing scientists prophesying of the dangers of man-made climate change, often...

Matthew Loffhagen
Thursday, 28 December 2017 - 8:37AM

Bizarre Worm Species Without a Brain or Anus May Be Our Earliest Ancestor

When people imagine humanity's earliest ancestors, they probably think of a hairy ape-human hybrid, or maybe a furry little mammal...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 27 December 2017 - 12:42PM

The Great American Eclipse Left 'Bow Waves' in Earth's Atmosphere

Just about everybody and their grandma spent August 21st, 2017 looking up at the sky wearing a pair of cheap paper glasses, trying to...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 27 December 2017 - 12:09PM

Meteor Or...? Fireball Lights Up New England Skies

Just because NASA keeps tabs on asteroids like Oumuamua (and that one killer rock that keeps swinging by Earth every couple decades)...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 27 December 2017 - 9:59AM

Watch a Robotic DJ Perform at a Prague Nightclub

If you heard the words "robot DJ," you might be inclined to think, "isn't that just a jukebox? Or a playlist set to shuffle?" But...

Jonathan Kesh
Tuesday, 26 December 2017 - 8:21PM

Elon Musk Promises to Build a Tesla Electric Pickup Truck

We've already known for several months that Tesla is working on an electric semi truck, and that several big companies are lining up...

Jonathan Kesh
Tuesday, 26 December 2017 - 7:04PM

Our Solar System Could Have Formed in a Super-Hot Bubble

Out of the many mysteries we still have to figure out, our own solar system is one of them. It's currently assumed that the Sun...

Jonathan Kesh
Saturday, 23 December 2017 - 2:31PM

'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' Hyperdrive Scene is Mostly Scientifically Possible

Spoilers for Star Wars: The Last Jedi below.No matter how long ago Star Wars is supposed to take place, we're still a long ways away...

Jonathan Kesh
Saturday, 23 December 2017 - 11:17AM

China Will Soon Open an Enormous Solar Powered Highway

The tranformation of China's environmental policy over the past few years has been phenomenal. As one of the most polluted countries...

Matthew Loffhagen
Friday, 22 December 2017 - 6:28PM

Ultra-Thin Graphene Can Become Bulletproof and Harder Than Diamonds

Researchers in New York have found that two layers of graphene can become harder than diamonds on impact: bullet-proof.

Chris Mahon
Friday, 22 December 2017 - 10:53AM

China's Betting the Future of Warfare on Railguns

The Chinese military seems to be investing heavily in new railgun tech, along with electromagnetic catapults for their carriers.

Chris Mahon
Friday, 22 December 2017 - 10:16AM

Alpha Centauri Might Still Be Hiding Earth-Like Planets

Alpha Centauri has long held the interest of stargazers and astronomers, for one very important reason: it's really close to us.Or, at...

Matthew Loffhagen
Thursday, 21 December 2017 - 7:48PM

Watch This Creepy, Muscular Robot Exercise Like a Human

Robots don't need to exercise. This should be clear to anyone who's ever seen a robot.While the human body is capable of building...

Matthew Loffhagen
Thursday, 21 December 2017 - 6:31PM

This Artist Claims He Lost His Virginity to an Alien, Fathered 60 Hybrid Children (NSFW)

Since the Sexual Revolution of the 1960s, all kinds of weird kinks have appeared: climacophilia (being aroused from falling down...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 21 December 2017 - 11:11AM

Elon Musk Shows Off the Powerful SpaceX 'Falcon Heavy' Rocket

Elon Musk is probably in a pretty good mood today, since he's showing off some impressive new SpaceX technology on Twitter...

Matthew Loffhagen
Wednesday, 20 December 2017 - 8:23PM

NASA Chooses Two Finalists for a New Space Mission

Space, despite being so empty, still has a lot to see. There's a lot to explore and learn from the universe, and only a relatively...

Matthew Loffhagen
Wednesday, 20 December 2017 - 7:35PM

'Hugely Important' Discovery May Finally Explain Dark Matter

Whenever you feel like science has gotten a pretty good understanding of how things work in the universe, it's important to...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 20 December 2017 - 11:18AM

Scientists Say Habitable Planets May Be Orbiting Pulsars

Every new space discovery we make seems to reinforce one thing: the universe is a lot more complicated than the Drake Equation led us...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 20 December 2017 - 10:27AM

NASA is Planning a Mission to Alpha Centauri in 2069

Exploring our current solar system is so passé. At least, it will be in about 50 years.NASA scientists, not content with simply...

Matthew Loffhagen
Tuesday, 19 December 2017 - 8:15PM

Powerful Superconducting Magnet Breaks a World Record For Strength

Move over, Magneto - there's a new magnetic power which currently surpasses anything humanity has achieved thus far.The National High...

Matthew Loffhagen
Tuesday, 19 December 2017 - 6:49PM