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NASA Tests a Mini Nuclear Reactor Designed for Mars Colonies

At an official facility in Nevada, the US government is currently testing a prototype miniature nuclear reactor that should one...

Matthew Loffhagen
Thursday, 18 January 2018 - 6:46PM

Expert Reveals the Photo at the Center of the Pentagon UFO Story Is Fake

Has the photo at the center of the controversy surrounding the Pentagon's secret UFO program officially been debunked?A lot of people...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 18 January 2018 - 12:00PM

The Worst-Case Climate Change Scenarios Have Just Been Debunked

For the past decade, the fight against climate change has been driven by the knowledge that we're racing against the clock: If...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 18 January 2018 - 11:26AM

We Finally Know Why the Universe Has an Eerie Infrared Glow—And It May Have Sparked Life on Earth

You may not be able to see it, but the universe is glowing.When viewed through an infrared lens, all of the known universe has a...

Matthew Loffhagen
Thursday, 18 January 2018 - 10:46AM

New Discovery Finds Meteorites Brought Water to Earth Over 4 Billion Years Ago

Science has long sought to explain exactly how water came to exist on Earth in the first place—now, we finally have an answer....

Justin Joffe
Thursday, 18 January 2018 - 10:07AM

Ferrari Will Challenge Tesla By Creating an Electric Supercar

The Stonecutters from The Simpsons may have held back the electric car for decades, but their era is at an end. Ferrari is the...

Matthew Loffhagen
Wednesday, 17 January 2018 - 8:08PM

Astronauts Can Get Sick With 'Space Fever' in Weightlessness

It might be time that we face facts: human beings really aren't designed to live in zero gravity.A new study into the biological...

Matthew Loffhagen
Wednesday, 17 January 2018 - 6:36PM

Scientists Just Found an Invisible Black Hole for the First Time—And It's 4X Bigger Than the Sun

Black holes are inherently very cool, and considering the really weird (and sometimes gassy) things that happen around them,...

Matthew Loffhagen
Wednesday, 17 January 2018 - 11:22AM

Russia Warns That the US Military Is Preparing for World War III in Space

The Cold War's "Space Race" may have ended in the 1970s, but we may be on the cusp of a new one: between China's plans to become the...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 17 January 2018 - 10:48AM

We Just Discovered Chameleons Have Fluorescent Bones That Glow in the Dark

While most maintain that the late Jim Morrison of The Doors earned his psychedelic honorific, "The Lizard King," a new reptile might...

Justin Joffe
Wednesday, 17 January 2018 - 10:47AM

Massive House-Sized Asteroid Will Fly 'Hazardously' Close to Earth Next Week

Unlike that false alarm in Hawaii, this potentially cataclysmic piece of news is real: an asteroid between 22 and 68 meters in...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 17 January 2018 - 10:12AM

Giant 'Fireball' Meteor Terrifies Detroit

Meteors fall to Earth every so often but seldom do they enter our atmosphere with a flash of light and a massive seismic...

Justin Joffe
Wednesday, 17 January 2018 - 10:11AM

Boeing's Hypersonic Plane Design Travels at 5 Times the Speed of Sound

The world is about to get a lot smaller, as a major aerospace company makes a move towards creating superfast air travel.Boeing's "Son...

Matthew Loffhagen
Tuesday, 16 January 2018 - 6:32PM

Pentagon Refuses to Say What Happened to 'Lost' Spy Satellite Zuma

Last week, one of SpaceX's Falcon 9 carried ZUMA, thought to be a secret spy satellite worth around a billion dollars, into orbit. It...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 16 January 2018 - 11:36AM

We Finally Know What Killed the Aztecs—And It Wasn't What You Think

It has been around 500 years since the Aztec Empire fell during the Cocoliztli epidemic, leaving behind a legacy that has been reduced...

Andrew LaSane
Tuesday, 16 January 2018 - 11:21AM

We Just Discovered the Black Plague Wasn't Actually Caused by Rats

Rats have been carrying the stigma of the Black Plague for over half a millennium, but it may turn out that they weren't the real...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 16 January 2018 - 10:47AM

Rainbow-Feathered, Bird-Like Dinosaur Found in China Rewrites Earth's History

We spend so much time looking up at the skies, it's easy to forget that our own planet hosts some pretty strange-looking creatures,...

Justin Joffe
Tuesday, 16 January 2018 - 9:58AM

This New AI Translates Dog Barks Into English

The idea of some magical device that translates our pet's communications into human speech is not new--only up until now, it's been...

Justin Joffe
Monday, 15 January 2018 - 11:57AM

We're on the Verge of the Deadliest Flu Season in History

Another year, another flu season. Each flu season brings a different main strain of the virus. And this year's, the influenza A...

Justin Joffe
Friday, 12 January 2018 - 12:10PM

Scientists Just Created Particles With Negative Mass That Could Make Lasers Even More Powerful

Negativity is a difficult concept to grasp in science.It may seem impossible for a particle to weight less than nothing--to literally...

Matthew Loffhagen
Friday, 12 January 2018 - 11:31AM