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Paleontologists Say They've Discovered a Nightmarish New Dinosaur With 'Meat Hook' Claws

Paleontologists have announced some pretty cool new dinosaurs over the past year, including the rainbow-feathered Caihong juji, the...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 29 March 2018 - 12:54PM

Two Airline Pilots in Different Planes Say They Spotted the Same UFO Flying Over the New Mexico Border

For every 10 blurry photos of a "crashed alien craft" near Antarctica or Mylar party balloons mistakenly identified as flying...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 29 March 2018 - 12:01PM

Oldest-Ever-Found Human Footprints in North America Rewrite History of When We Settled the Continent

As we turn our attention to the stars to search for life on other planets, it's easy to forget that the history of life on our Earth...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 29 March 2018 - 10:58AM

Geologists Say Plate Tectonics Are Splitting the Entire African Continent in Two—Can Anyone Stop it?

Things aren't looking good for Kenya right now--the country is literally splitting in two.Enormous rifts have opened within the...

Matthew Loffhagen
Thursday, 29 March 2018 - 10:37AM

New Oxygen Isotope Study Says Water Was Present on Earth Before Impact That Formed the Moon

The Earth was wet before the moon was created.That's the theory put forth as a result of new findings from a study of oxygen isotopes...

Matthew Loffhagen
Thursday, 29 March 2018 - 10:16AM

NASA's InSight Lander Will Look Under the Surface of Mars For the First Time

Mars doesn't experience earthquakes (or rather, "marsquakes") in the same way Earth does, because Mars doesn't have appear to have...

Jonathan Kesh
Wednesday, 28 March 2018 - 8:11PM

Astronomers Discover a Transparent, Seemingly Impossible Galaxy Without Dark Matter In It

Despite how little we know about dark matter, we can tell when it's there, from the way it impacts galaxies and causes strange...

Jonathan Kesh
Wednesday, 28 March 2018 - 6:36PM

Archeologists Discover 81 Lost Ancient Settlements Hidden in the Amazon Rainforest

Considering how extensively the world has been mapped out by this point, one might be forgiven for thinking that all the really cool...

Matthew Loffhagen
Wednesday, 28 March 2018 - 1:51PM

New Study Says It's Time for Us to Expand Our Criteria for Finding Alien-Life-Hosting Planets

Drake Equation aside, there's one big obstacle to finding exoplanets that may support life: our own lack of imagination.   For...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 28 March 2018 - 1:03PM

Scientists Say They Just Discovered a New Organ Hiding Inside the Human Body

We are at a point in human civilization where some things seem absolute. There is a lot going on inside the human body, but if you...

Andrew LaSane
Wednesday, 28 March 2018 - 11:50AM

Bizarre Coded Voicemail Sent to Twitter Users Says Aliens Are Coming to Invade Earth

A little over two weeks ago, Twitter user @strayedaway (real name Ty) received a strange voicemail on his phone: a robotic voice...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 28 March 2018 - 11:39AM

Falling Chinese Space Station Update: Tiangong-1 Satellite May Crash Into New Jersey on Easter

There's nothing we can do to stop Tiangong-1, China's first space satellite, from falling out of orbit and crashing through the...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 28 March 2018 - 11:13AM

Astronomers Say Newfound Metal Planet as Dense as Mercury May Finally Reveal How Our Solar System Formed

Mercury is special among the planets in our solar system for a number of reasons (not least because Han Solo has been spotted frozen...

Matthew Loffhagen
Wednesday, 28 March 2018 - 10:21AM

SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket Created a Hole In Earth's Atmosphere During a Launch

Of course, any rocket heading into space will have to break through several levels of the Earth's atmosphere. But it's not common for...

Jonathan Kesh
Tuesday, 27 March 2018 - 8:14PM

NASA's James Webb Telescope is Delayed Yet Again After Failing Its Latest Tests

Once it's finally in space, the James Webb Space Telescope will be one of the most powerful telescopes in NASA's arsenal. Which is...

Jonathan Kesh
Tuesday, 27 March 2018 - 6:41PM

Astronomers Say They've Found a Brown Dwarf With Its Own Planet for the First Time in History

What's the difference between a planet and a star?This isn't a set-up for a dumb joke, but rather a genuine question that astronomers...

Matthew Loffhagen
Tuesday, 27 March 2018 - 1:51PM

Conspiracy Theorist Says Passage in the Bible Predicts the World Will End in 2018

Christian sects have been predicting the end of the world for millennia, continuing all the way up to the present day. It's...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 27 March 2018 - 12:57PM

Scientists Just Created the First Biocomputer Made From Living Human Cells That Uses Logic to Solve Problems

As fears over artificial intelligence continue to grow, we can at least take solace in knowing our bodies will never rise up and join...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 27 March 2018 - 11:43AM

New Study Reveals Our Prehistoric Ancestors Were Surprisingly Resilient to Life-Threatening Climate Change

As anyone in any part of the Northern Hemisphere was acutely aware last week, life's no fun when the weather experiences a cold...

Matthew Loffhagen
Tuesday, 27 March 2018 - 11:34AM

MIT Neutrino Experiment Finally Sheds Light on Why the Universe Evolved the Way It Did After the Big Bang

It's comforting to know that, for every flat-earther who launches himself into the atmosphere in a homemade rocket to prove the Earth...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 27 March 2018 - 11:13AM