Science News

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

NASA's Safety Advisers Say SpaceX and Boeing Spacecraft Aren't Safe

On the heels of new announcements that Boeing and SpaceX's plans to delay their manned spaceflights with NASA, a new report has been...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 12 January 2018 - 10:57AM

Astronomers Use Space Warp to Find the Oldest Galaxy Ever Seen

While the Hubble telescope is a phenomenal achievement, it has its limitations.Even the most powerful telescope satellite in orbit...

Matthew Loffhagen
Friday, 12 January 2018 - 10:53AM

"Britain's Roswell" Exposed in New UFO Files From British Ministry of Defence

After decades of waiting, British ufologists finally have the last batch of declassified UFO documents from the British Ministry of...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 12 January 2018 - 10:18AM

New Five-Planet Solar System Found by Citizen Scientists Using Kepler Data

We tend to think that scientific breakthroughs can only come from visionaries and crack teams of highly skilled, specialized...

Justin Joffe
Friday, 12 January 2018 - 9:56AM

Newly Found Glaciers on Mars Could Support Future Colonies

Finding water on Mars is always exciting. The Red Planet is always thought of in popular culture as being one step less habitable than...

Matthew Loffhagen
Thursday, 11 January 2018 - 6:32PM

We're Surprisingly Close to Seeing Photos of a Black Hole for the First Time Ever

For years, we’ve accepted that one the greatest and most mysterious things about black holes is the fact that we just can’t see...

Justin Joffe
Thursday, 11 January 2018 - 1:06PM

Scientists Just Found a New, Turkey-Sized Dinosaur in a Prehistoric Log Jam

With Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom cherry-picking the coolest-looking dinosaurs for CGI roles, Hollywood has a vested interest in...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 11 January 2018 - 11:24AM

NASA Just Found a Comet That Defies the Laws of Science

If you thought comets were just flashy rocks that show up every now and then to entertain stargazers, you're in for a surprise.  ...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 11 January 2018 - 10:59AM

New Research Proves Ancient Meteorites Contain 'Building Blocks of Life' on Earth

An increasing body of research suggests that life on Earth came from outer space.The theory is simple: while the Earth was a ripe and...

Matthew Loffhagen
Thursday, 11 January 2018 - 10:45AM

Boeing Built an Enormous Drone Capable of Carrying 500 Pounds

The process of transporting cargo is about to change an awful lot, if Boeing has anything to say about it. Boeing has unveiled what...

Matthew Loffhagen
Wednesday, 10 January 2018 - 8:14PM