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An Unexplored Area of Antarctica is Full of Constant Earthquakes

We've only ever recorded a handful of earthquakes in Antarctica, and many have assumed that our least popular continent was a very...

Jonathan Kesh
Wednesday, 06 June 2018 - 7:08PM

Jupiter's Unusual Lightning Storms Look Very Much Like Earth's Lightning Storms

Despite its enormous size and gaseous composition being completely alien to Earth, at least Jupiter's lightning strikes look familiar...

Jonathan Kesh
Wednesday, 06 June 2018 - 6:25PM

How Do We Get Humans to Europa? NASA Says We Should Extend the Juno Probe Mapping Mission

Sometimes it's the steps that look insignificant at first that turn out to be the most instrumental. Such is the case with NASA's new...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 06 June 2018 - 1:26PM

Scientists Say the Secret to Tabby's Star's 'Alien' Dimming Just a Sparked a New Mystery

When astronomers spotted strange patterns of dimming and brightening from KIC 8462852, also known as Tabby's Star, none of the...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 06 June 2018 - 12:29PM

Human Meme 'Ancient Aliens' Host Says Extraterrestrials Created God After Leaving Earth

Since his original appearance on the History Channel's Ancient Aliens, Giorgio Tsoukalos' squinting, wild-haired face has been...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 06 June 2018 - 11:53AM

New NASA Administrator Wants to Hand Over the International Space Station to Private Companies

The future of the International Space Station is very unsteady, but we know what the recently appointed head of NASA is hoping for. It...

Jonathan Kesh
Tuesday, 05 June 2018 - 7:01PM

NASA's New Horizons Probe Wakes Up From Hibernation to Start Its Next Mission Beyond Pluto

About 3.7 billion miles (6 billion kilometers) away, close to the outer edges of our solar system, a quiet space probe has just...

Jonathan Kesh
Tuesday, 05 June 2018 - 6:11PM

Scientists Say Multiple-Star Planets Like Star Wars' Tatooine Aren't Just Real, They're Habitable

Back in 1977, astronomers probably scoffed at the twin suns of Luke Skywalker's home planet for the same reason modern scientists...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 05 June 2018 - 1:05PM

MIT Justed Created the First 'Psychopath AI' in History... And It's Just as Scary as That Sounds

Between Boston Dynamics' headless, door-opening cyborg dogs, Omron Automation's empathy chips for robots, and MIT Media Lab's new...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 05 June 2018 - 12:23PM

New Dwarf Planet Research Says the Enigmatic 'Planet 9' May Not Exist After All

Evidence has been piling up for the existence of a ninth planet in our solar system, but no one has directly observed this supposedly...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 05 June 2018 - 11:43AM

An Unknown Dinosaur Skeleton Which Could Be a New Species Sold For Over $2 Million

Back in 2013, paleontologists dug up an unusual skeleton in Wyoming that clearly belonged to a dinosaur about 150 million years ago,...

Jonathan Kesh
Monday, 04 June 2018 - 7:27PM

SpaceX Delays Their Plans to Send Tourists to The Moon This Year

Early last year, SpaceX made headlines when they announced they were sending two private citizens to the Moon in 2018. Now...

Jonathan Kesh
Monday, 04 June 2018 - 6:28PM

Theoretical Physics May Be Paralyzing Real Scientific Breakthroughs

Theoretical physics has made some amazing headlines over the past few years: Gravitational waves? confirmed! Higgs-Boson "God"...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 04 June 2018 - 12:49PM

The Mystery of Mars' Missing Atmosphere May Finally Be Solved

Right now, we're pretty sure that Mars had liquid water on its surface at one point and that it was probably hospitable to life.  ...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 04 June 2018 - 12:01PM

New Giant Geoglyphs Found Near the Ancient 'Nazca Lines' Raise Fresh Questions About Aliens

Since their first discovery 80 eighty years ago, the Nazca Lines have fascinated people from around the world, sparking speculation...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 04 June 2018 - 11:26AM

The International Space Station Keeps a Guitar Onboard for Psychological Reasons

Anybody who got to watch astronaut Chris Hadfield rock out to David Bowie's Space Oddity from the International Space Station (ISS)...

Jonathan Kesh
Sunday, 03 June 2018 - 6:03PM

Bizarre Exoplanet 'WASP-127b' is a Gas Giant That's Filled With Several Metals and Maybe Water

An exoplanet (a term which simply means a planet in another solar system) like WASP-127b is one of the last places you'd expect to...

Jonathan Kesh
Sunday, 03 June 2018 - 5:21PM

NASA Announces a New Mission to Study the Edges of our Solar System in 2024

For non-astronomers, it's easy to imagine that the edge of the solar system is simply the point where nothing is orbiting around the...

Jonathan Kesh
Sunday, 03 June 2018 - 3:05PM

NASA's Tiny and Block-Shaped 'CubeSats' Correct Course and Head Toward Mars

A typical spacecraft is large, bulky, and extremely expensive. A CubeSat is not a typical spacecraft.CubeSats are a fairly new and...

Jonathan Kesh
Saturday, 02 June 2018 - 4:17PM

A Defective NOAA Weather Satellite Still Sent Back Some Great Photos of the Earth

When the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA, a scientific agency that studies Earth's oceans and skies)...

Jonathan Kesh
Saturday, 02 June 2018 - 3:21PM