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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

NASA Has No Plans To Purchase Any Falcon Heavy Rockets From SpaceX

When SpaceX successfully launched their Falcon Heavy rocket last month, they didn't just launch a car into space. They made a pretty...

Jonathan Kesh
Monday, 26 March 2018 - 6:43PM

Scientists Just Observed One of the Fastest, Brightest Supernovas in History

Supernovas pack a lot of punch, to put it lightly--they can outshine galaxies and expel more energy than our Sun's lifetime output,...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 26 March 2018 - 1:02PM

The Mysterious Tabby's Megastar Just Dimmed Again—Are Aliens Making Contact or Is It Just 'Cosmic Dust'?

Though KIC 8462852, also known as Tabby's star, is probably not host to an alien megastructure like a Dyson Sphere or an orbiting...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 26 March 2018 - 11:31AM

Flat Earth Rocketeer Mike Hughes Just Rode His Homemade Rocket 1,800 Feet Into the Air

When we reported on the 61-year-old DIY rocketeer and apparent Flat Earther Mike Hughes' plans to launch a homemade rocket over the...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 26 March 2018 - 10:55AM

Neural Network Creates Bizarre Names For 'Dungeons & Dragons' Monsters

Results tend to be mixed when an artificial intelligence does something creative. And when you ask an AI to play an...

Jonathan Kesh
Sunday, 25 March 2018 - 6:13PM

Air-Breathing Thruster Could Make Mars Travel Much Simpler

One of the troubles with spacecrafts and satellites is fuel — if you're content letting it drift through orbit, then great, but...

Jonathan Kesh
Sunday, 25 March 2018 - 5:03PM

Japanese Company Offers Meteor Showers On Demand For the Rich

Last fall, it was announced that a company called Astro Live Experiences (ALE) would be creating a fake meteor shower over the skies...

Jonathan Kesh
Sunday, 25 March 2018 - 3:56PM