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Russian Company Wants to Explore Saturn's Moon Enceladus for Life Signs

As corporate space travel begins to get more and more complicated, many companies are looking to find ways to make their mark in the...

Matthew Loffhagen
Monday, 13 November 2017 - 7:50PM

Boston Dynamics' Robot Dog 'SpotMini' Is Friendly and Weirdly Creepy

Boston Dynamics has been working on adorable nightmare fuel for quite some time now. Somehow effortlessly straddling the line between...

Matthew Loffhagen
Monday, 13 November 2017 - 7:02PM

We Just Proved There's Life After Death

Is there life after death? It's one of the core questions that makes us human. Now, we may finally have an answer.New research...

Ian S.
Monday, 13 November 2017 - 3:10PM

Giant Airships Could Make Cargo Planes Obsolete

As traditional planes become more expensive and more harmful to the environment, airships may be the future.Despite their...

Matthew Loffhagen
Monday, 13 November 2017 - 11:25AM

Here's the Exact Date an Asteroid Will End Human Civilization

Extinction-level events are ubiquitous in pop culture, but the impending apocalypse is more than fiction--we know the exact date the...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 13 November 2017 - 10:08AM

Researchers Design Solar Cells That Charge Phones With Ambient Light

When people think of solar panels, they usually think of the bulky rectangles made from silicon solar cells that you can attach to a...

Jonathan Kesh
Sunday, 12 November 2017 - 4:28PM

Tardigrades Could Be the First Animals Launched Into Interstellar Space

Tardigrades, a species of microorganism often referred to as "water bears" or less commonly "moss piglets", are some of the most...

Jonathan Kesh
Sunday, 12 November 2017 - 1:41PM

NASA Is Launching a Dangerous Strain of E. Coli Into Orbit

NASA's newest astronauts are a little unusual. It's not every day that a colony of bacteria get the chance to orbit the Earth.In order...

Matthew Loffhagen
Friday, 10 November 2017 - 7:45PM

We Finally Know What Killed the Dinosaurs—It Wasn't Just an Asteroid

You might think we know what killed the dinosaurs--but you're dead wrong. Apparently, it wasn't just an asteroid that turned them...

Matthew Loffhagen
Friday, 10 November 2017 - 10:28AM

NASA Hopes to Launch a Rocket to Mars in 2019 Despite Safety Warnings

NASA is gearing up for the launch of an important mission to Mars, involving the unmanned but highly advanced Space Launch System...

Matthew Loffhagen
Thursday, 09 November 2017 - 7:50PM

Las Vegas' Self-Driving Bus Lasted 1 Hour Before Crashing

This is why we can't have nice things. Earlier this year, Navya, an autonomous vehicle company, tested out a free, self-driving bus...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 09 November 2017 - 12:17PM

Our Solar System's First Interstellar Asteroid is Named 'Oumuamua'

Last month, an asteroid flying around with enormous speed and a distorted orbit became one of the most fascinating things in our solar...

Jonathan Kesh
Wednesday, 08 November 2017 - 8:51PM

Astronomers Observe a 'Zombie' Supernova That Keeps Exploding

Is there such a thing as life after death? If you're a star, there might be, but it doesn't sound too pleasant based on what we've...

Matthew Loffhagen
Wednesday, 08 November 2017 - 6:48PM

T. Rex's Tiny Arms Were Actually Deadly Weapons

If you ever wondered if Tyrannosaurus rex's massive jaws were compensating for its tiny arms--you're dead wrong. T. rex's arms were...

Andrew LaSane
Wednesday, 08 November 2017 - 11:18AM

Lamborghini's New Electric Supercar Can Heal Itself

Electric cars might seem futuristic, but Lamborghini's new vehicle is so revolutionary it makes Teslas look prehistoric. The car...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 08 November 2017 - 10:04AM

DARPA Funds Drone That Disintegrates Itself After Use

The problem with delivering goods by drone is that you always have to prepare for a return flight. The drone not only has to navigate...

Matthew Loffhagen
Tuesday, 07 November 2017 - 7:10PM

We May Have Just Found the Origin of Life on Earth

The origin of life on Earth is one of the most significant questions in history. Now, we may finally have the answer.From Lovecraft's...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 07 November 2017 - 10:07AM

Busy Robot Can Successfully Use an Elevator All By Itself

There's something strangely sweet about watching a robot - particularly a non-humanoid robot that's far away from the Uncanny Valley -...

Matthew Loffhagen
Monday, 06 November 2017 - 8:07PM

Scientists Pinpoint a Chemical That Can Delete Bad Memories

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind was a quirky sci-fi movie with a core idea that most people on Earth can appreciate: what if...

Matthew Loffhagen
Monday, 06 November 2017 - 7:05PM

3 Ways Genetics Can Stop Aging Within Our Lifetime

In science fiction, life extension usually takes one of two paths: sticking a brain in a computer or jar (the Fallout method) or...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 06 November 2017 - 10:04AM