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Indian Space Agency Discovers Massive Exoplanet Where Years Last Just 19 Days

Indian scientists discovered EPIC 211945201b, a planet roughly 27 times more massive than Earth and just 600 light years away.

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 26 June 2018 - 1:20PM

Here's How to Become a Citizen of Asgardia, the New "Space Nation" Founded By a Billionaire

On the heels of Trump's announcement that he wants to make the long-discussed "Space Force" a reality, the fledgling space nation...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 26 June 2018 - 12:38PM

Look to the Stars: Harvard Scientist Says Humans Need to Make Intergalactic Migrations to Avoid Extinction

Last week, we reported on a new study that claimed that the only way advanced civilizations would be able to survive in the distant...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 26 June 2018 - 12:11PM

Watch: Asteroid Lights Russian Sky, Raising Questions Of Whether We're Prepared For An Asteroid Strike

Russian home security and dashcam owners were given a light show last week as a meteor approximately 13 feet wide flew overhead and...

Andrew LaSane
Tuesday, 26 June 2018 - 11:48AM

How The Herpes Virus Contributes To Alzheimer's Disease – Why This New Study Says They're Linked

A small group of scientists stumbled upon the startling connecting between the herpes virus and Alzheimer's disease. Here's what you...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 25 June 2018 - 1:35PM

A Volcanic Eruption Is Coming For New England As Rising Magma Takes Geophysicists By Surprise

Magma is swelling up beneath New England – how did scientists miss this until now?

Chris Mahon
Monday, 25 June 2018 - 12:41PM

A New Study Says Humans Are Probably the Only Advanced Civilization in the Cosmos

The Fermi Paradox may finally have an answer.   Between claims that humans aren't the first civilization to call the Milky Way home...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 25 June 2018 - 11:51AM

New Technology is Able to Recover Seemingly Destroyed Early Photographs

An early precursor to modern photographs is an often forgotten thing called the "daguerrotype", which could capture light on...

Jonathan Kesh
Sunday, 24 June 2018 - 5:15PM

Two Greenland Glaciers Sitting Right Beside Each Other Are Melting at Radically Different Speeds

Much like other glaciers around Earth's two poles, the Inglefield Gulf in northwest Greenland is melting and gradually contributing...

Jonathan Kesh
Sunday, 24 June 2018 - 4:03PM

SpaceX Will Send a New Robotic Hand Up to the International Space Station

Next week, SpaceX will launch a Falcon 9 rocket containing important cargo to resupply the International Space Station, which they've...

Jonathan Kesh
Sunday, 24 June 2018 - 2:34PM

Astronomer Takes a Photo of the Milky Way Using a Crystal Ball As a Lens

The image of a toy marble with a colorful streak running through the center of it is a common one. And it's easy to see that streak as...

Jonathan Kesh
Saturday, 23 June 2018 - 5:08PM

Astronauts Test Out Sextants to See if the Seafaring Tool Can Be Useful in Space

There's a lot of parallels between ocean voyages and space voyages, mostly revolving around their shared trait of "trained...

Jonathan Kesh
Saturday, 23 June 2018 - 4:25PM

The International Space Station Released a Satellite Which Harpoons Space Junk For Its First Field Test

This small cube which resembles a Borg cube may not seem like much (unless you've seen enough Star Trek: The Next Generation to be...

Jonathan Kesh
Saturday, 23 June 2018 - 1:32PM

Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter Photographs a 'Blue Dune' on the Red Planet

Mars is called the Red Planet because it's predominantly red, of course. But that hasn't stopped NASA from taking some blue...

Jonathan Kesh
Saturday, 23 June 2018 - 12:02PM

An Italian Composer is Assembling a Symphony Orchestra Full of Only Robots

When you think of "futuristic instruments" you probably think of synthesizers just like most other people (even if they've been...

Jonathan Kesh
Friday, 22 June 2018 - 6:30PM

All the Ways You Can Kill Yourself on Mars: The Most Disastrous Astronaut Simulation Ever

With all our technological cunning, with everything at our disposal, at this point in human evolution, just how wrong could a human...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 22 June 2018 - 1:44PM

Antartica Is Getting Taller—And That Could Help Humans Delay Global Warming

It seems that Antarctica is a much stranger place than anyone--especially the scientists who study it--ever expected.   Apart from...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 22 June 2018 - 12:53PM

We Just Proved Einstein's Theory of Relativity on a Galactic Scale for the First Time

When Einstein's theories overturned some of the fundamental ideas of Newtonian physics (and how scientists viewed the universe), it...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 22 June 2018 - 12:15PM

An Experimental Flying 'Dragon' Drone Can Stretch Out and Perform Aerial Acrobatics

As drones continue to grow in popularity, the conventional quadcopter design is easily the most common type of drone you'll come...

Jonathan Kesh
Thursday, 21 June 2018 - 7:21PM

The Entirety of Mars is Now Covered By a Single Massive Dust Storm

A couple weeks ago, NASA grew concerned that their aging Mars rover Opportunity could be in danger, as it lay right in the path of...

Jonathan Kesh
Thursday, 21 June 2018 - 6:14PM