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New Study Rewrites History of Neanderthals—Were They Actually Selfless Caregivers?

Neanderthals are usually portrayed as one step above big apes in terms of intelligence and human-like qualities, but a new study from...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 14 March 2018 - 1:13PM

Jupiter's Giant Red Spot Isn't Just Shrinking—It's Getting Taller and Turning Orange

Some things in our solar system never change. Saturn? It has those cool rings. Neptune? Has that cool blue color. Jupiter? Has a giant...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 14 March 2018 - 11:35AM

Renowned Physicist Stephen Hawking Dies At 76

Renowned physicist and author Stephen Hawking died on Wednesday of complications arising from his 55-year struggle with amyotrophic...

K.S. Anthony
Wednesday, 14 March 2018 - 12:06AM

'Archaeopteryx' Dinosaur Had a Completely Unknown Way of Flying

While they're not as iconic as pterodactyls, one of the more popular winged dinosaurs is the Archaeopteryx, and for good...

Jonathan Kesh
Tuesday, 13 March 2018 - 8:17PM

New Horizons Space Probe Will Visit the Extremely Distant 'Ultima Thule'

NASA's New Horizons space probe is currently flying through the farthest outskirts of our solar system, having recently left a close...

Jonathan Kesh
Tuesday, 13 March 2018 - 6:41PM

Scientists Are Using 'Alien Music' to Unlock the Secrets of Our Brains

We've seen the first album released by an AI and heard that annoying Star Wars cantina song more times than we can count, but Vincent...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 13 March 2018 - 1:16PM

MIT: We'll Have a Working Fusion Reactor in 15 Years

Artificial fusion reaction is essentially the modern equivalent of the Philosopher's Stone; an incredible, unlimited source of power,...

Matthew Loffhagen
Tuesday, 13 March 2018 - 11:49AM

Fastest Burst of 'Alien' Radio Waves From Space in History Detected by Astronomers

We like to think we know a lot about space. We can identify the chemical composition of an exoplanet's atmosphere from light-years...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 13 March 2018 - 11:28AM

Interstellar Water: The Secret to Finding Habitable Planets With the James Webb Telescope

Life needs a couple basic things: Reasonable temperatures, a lack of stellar radiation, and liquid water.If Proxima Centauri b is any...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 13 March 2018 - 10:56AM

'What the F--k Is That Thing?' New Footage Shows Navy Pilots Encountering UFO

Newly-released video of an encounter between U.S. Navy pilots and an Unidentified Flying Object in 2015 is raising eyebrows and...

K.S. Anthony
Monday, 12 March 2018 - 9:19PM

Hubble Tracks Down a 'Relic Galaxy' Near the Milky Way

Out of the many tasks which involve the Hubble Space Telescope, one in particular involved an "Indiana Jones-type quest" (NASA's...

Jonathan Kesh
Monday, 12 March 2018 - 8:03PM

NASA Chief Steps Down Without Any Clear Replacement in Sight

Robert Lightfoot, the current Acting Administrator of NASA, just announced his retirement today in a surprise statement. As of now,...

Jonathan Kesh
Monday, 12 March 2018 - 6:33PM

How Ancient Humans Thrived During a Supervolcano Apocalypse

Seventy-four thousand years ago, humanity was on the brink of destruction.A supervolcanic eruption, the biggest in two million years,...

Matthew Loffhagen
Monday, 12 March 2018 - 3:18PM

Scientist Says Nazca Tomb 'Alien' Mummies Are Definitely 'Not Human'

About a month ago, we reported on the alien mummies supposedly unearthed in Peru, called 'the Nazca mummies' due to the fact their...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 12 March 2018 - 1:09PM

Super-Earth With Liquid Water Found With 14 Other New Planets Orbiting Cool Dwarf Stars

Research into planets that form around cooler dwarf stars has brought light some intriguing new discoveries that could help scientists...

Matthew Loffhagen
Monday, 12 March 2018 - 11:41AM

Find Alien Life and Discover New Exoplanets With Google's New Machine-Learning Algorithm

Some people like to unwind by bingewatching Netflix. Some people like to curl up with a good book. But now, when someone asks you...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 12 March 2018 - 11:25AM

Elon Musk SXSW Speech: SpaceX Will Reboot Humanity After WWIII With Mars Colonies

If you picked up Andy Weir's Artemis this past year, then you probably got a glimpse of what space colonization will look like on...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 12 March 2018 - 10:57AM

Third Geomagnetic Storm of 2018 Headed for Earth This Week—And It Could Be Deadly

This is probably not the news you wanted to start your week with, but they say that knowledge is power, so consider this our attempt...

Andrew LaSane
Monday, 12 March 2018 - 10:23AM

SpaceX Mars Rocket Will Begin Test Flights as Early as 2019

SpaceX has made its Mars aspirations very clear over the past couple years, and they appear to be on track to meet those aspirations...

Jonathan Kesh
Sunday, 11 March 2018 - 5:55PM

Neil deGrasse Tyson Explains How to Prove The Earth is Round

Since Neil deGrasse Tyson's big claim to fame is how he can break down astrophysics into laymen's terms, he's had to address the claim...

Jonathan Kesh
Sunday, 11 March 2018 - 3:49PM