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The Battle Robot 'Super Anthony' is a Small But Highly Advanced Fighting Machine

Back when Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots first came out, they were pretty simply toys, and certainly not real fighting robots. Several...

Jonathan Kesh
Saturday, 02 June 2018 - 12:41PM

New Hubble Telescope Photo Shows a Distorted Galaxy From the Hydra-Centaurus Supercluster

As the Hubble Space Telescope frequently surveys the observable universe, it likes to remind us how frequently galaxies seem to...

Jonathan Kesh
Friday, 01 June 2018 - 7:38PM

NASA's Dawn Spacecraft Begins Its Final Approach to the Dwarf Planet Ceres

The Dawn spacecraft first made a pass around the dwarf planet Ceres in 2015, and its findings were fascinating enough that NASA...

Jonathan Kesh
Friday, 01 June 2018 - 7:22PM

This Giant Neutron Star Merger Just Made Black Hole History

Remember when everyone was afraid that colliding tiny particles together with the Large Hadron Collider would create a black hole that...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 01 June 2018 - 1:26PM

In Dark Matter Shock, Astronomers Say Some of It May Have an Electric Charge

It seems like astronomers get to explore all the cool mysteries: What black holes look like, how big the Milky Way is, whether an...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 01 June 2018 - 12:29PM

After Killing the Dinosaurs, Chicxulub Asteroid Crater Was One of the First Places to Harbor New Life

When a six-mile-wide asteroid single-handedly kills 75 percent of life on Earth and leaves a crater over a hundred miles wide, you'd...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 01 June 2018 - 11:55AM

Over 121 Known Exoplanets Could Have Earth-Like Moons That Can Support Life

Both Jupiter and Saturn have lots of moons, and some of them like Europa could possibly support life. But they're hindered greatly by...

Jonathan Kesh
Thursday, 31 May 2018 - 8:27PM

The Surface of Pluto Contains Methane Dunes Which Look A Lot Like Earth's Geography

Dunes on another planet may not seem like an especially important find, but they actually only appear under specific conditions. "Lots...

Jonathan Kesh
Thursday, 31 May 2018 - 6:28PM

Scientists Say They Can Predict the Next NBA Champs Based on This Weird Neuroscience

A bunch of weirdly entrancing videos have come out this year of pro basketball players moving in perfect synchronicity with one...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 31 May 2018 - 1:18PM

Scientists Just Created a New Quantum Computing Device Based on Back to the Future's Flux Capacitor

We may finally have a science/sci-fi crossover story to beat cell phones (famously inspired by Star Trek's communicators): A team of...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 31 May 2018 - 12:37PM

First-Ever Alien 'Exo-Civilization' Study Says Humans Have 3 Choices When It Comes to Climate Change

Whether aliens end up being squid-faced monstrosities or Wookiees, if they've got the intelligence and appropriate gripping...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 31 May 2018 - 12:02PM

An Astronaut Once Ordered Pizza on the Space Shuttle So He Could Eat It On Earth

For all its wonders and mysteries just waiting to be discovered, outer space has no pizza. And that is deeply unfortunate.It's...

Jonathan Kesh
Wednesday, 30 May 2018 - 7:37PM

Paleontologists Confirm a Reptile Fossil is the Ancient 'Mother of All Lizards'

At first glance, the reptile Megachirella wachtleri pictured above looks like a normal lizard. And it should — it's the direct...

Jonathan Kesh
Wednesday, 30 May 2018 - 6:41PM

Could This Super-Distant Neutron Star Finally Unlock the Secrets of Supernovas?

Some of the wonders of the universe look like the Ant Nebula: giant, iridescent patterns splashed across the face of the void....

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 30 May 2018 - 1:12PM

New Research Says the Milky Way Is Far Bigger Than We Thought Possible

If NASA can spot a tiny exoplanet millions of miles away just by catching the momentary dip in brightness as it passes in front of a...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 30 May 2018 - 12:34PM

'Poltergeists' Found in New Pentagon Report Show Secret UFO Program Didn't Stop at Aliens

When the New York Times first ran its story on the Pentagon's secret UFO program, the Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 30 May 2018 - 11:57AM

China Plans to Open Up Their Future Space Station to Scientists Around the World

China's been working on a sizable new space station for several years, and assuming they don't run into more space station troubles...

Jonathan Kesh
Tuesday, 29 May 2018 - 7:06PM

Noam Chomsky Says Alien Language 'Might Not Be So Different From Human Language'

Last year, the consulting linguist for the film Arrival, Jessica Coon, burst a lot of people's bubbles at Silicon Valley Comic-Con...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 29 May 2018 - 1:17PM

New Mars Fossil Study Confirms the Ancient Red Planet Was 'Hospitable' to Alien Life

Earlier this month, we reported that acidic streams in a small region of Dorset, UK, could give astrobiologists a template for how to...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 29 May 2018 - 12:21PM

A Physicist Says He's Found the Solution to the Fermi Paradox—And It's Terrifying

Since Fermi's first conversation with fellow scientists in 1950, the Fermi Paradox has haunted astrobiologists and astronomers with...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 29 May 2018 - 11:46AM