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Project Much? Paranoid Russian Media Doubles Down on Claim That ISS Hole Was Sabotage By NASA Astronauts

In case you missed it, a couple weeks ago astronauts aboard the International Space Station found a small hole on the side where the...

Andrew LaSane
Thursday, 13 September 2018 - 10:25AM

Neil deGrasse Tyson Defends Space Force on 'The Late Show', Saying Science and War Have Always Been Intertwined

To most people, Neil deGrasse Tyson is the cool uncle of popular science: he's humorous, wacky, and a little wise. In fact, he's the...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 13 September 2018 - 10:03AM

Real-Life X-Men: A Single Genetic Mutation May Have Turned Ancient Humans Into the World's Best Long-Distance Runners

Along with having the most developed brain among all animals on Earth and the distinction of creating both the atomic bomb and the...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 12 September 2018 - 12:26PM

The ISS Captured This Mind-Boggling Video While Flying Over Hurricane Florence

As Hurricane Florence closes in on Wilmington, North Carolina (where it's projected to make landfall tomorrow), the ISS managed to...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 12 September 2018 - 11:39AM

This Moon Landing Brought to You By... NASA Announces That They Might Be Putting Ads on Rockets

A lot of cyberpunk books and movies imagine a future where corporations control not just Earth, but the stars, too. It always seemed a...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 12 September 2018 - 10:58AM

Amazon Submitted A Patent To Create A "Shark Cage" To Protect Human Workers From Robots

When Amazon isn't planning on creating drone beehives in cities or treating its human workers like robots, it's apparently developing...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 11 September 2018 - 12:03PM

Massive Wind and Solar Farms Could Transform the Sahara Into a Real-Life 'Dune'

Most people remember two things about Dune: the sandworms and the spice. But if you go back and read the original, you'll notice...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 11 September 2018 - 11:27AM

Two Galaxies Collided to Create a Ring of Black Holes... Or Neutron Stars

A while ago, we reported on Sean Raymond's fascinating research into whether Isaac Asimov's fictional planet Kalgash (which was bathed...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 11 September 2018 - 10:44AM

Researchers Discover Three New Weird Fish Species at the Bottom of the Pacific Ocean

Building an expensive rocket and launching it into space isn't the only way to find alien life. According to the National Oceanic...

Andrew LaSane
Tuesday, 11 September 2018 - 9:56AM

Pluto Is A Planet Again: Florida Astronomers Discover The Hidden Reason Behind A Fatal Flaw In The Old Definition

For some, Pluto always has been and always will be the ninth planet in our solar system. Back in 2006, the International...

Andrew LaSane
Monday, 10 September 2018 - 11:57AM

Russians Want to Clone a 40,000-Year-Old Baby Horse...Then a Woolly Mammoth

It has been 22 years since scientists successfully cloned the first mammal (RIP Dolly the Sheep) and over a century since the cloning...

Andrew LaSane
Thursday, 06 September 2018 - 11:46AM

A New Experiment Will Attempt to Find the Fifth Universal Force: the "Dark Force"

In 1977, Star Wars: A New Hope taught us about the Dark Side of the Force. Now, in a weird bit of synchronicity, The Guardian writes...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 04 September 2018 - 1:54PM

Is This How the World Ends? Scientists Say Earth Will Transform Dramatically in the Next 100 Years

According to a new study published in the journal Science, the Earth's going to transform radically within the next century--new...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 04 September 2018 - 1:15PM

Japan Is Launching a Mini Space Elevator Into Orbit This Month

As the famous Arthur C. Clarke quote goes, "The Space Elevator will be built about 50 years after everyone stops laughing." Why all...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 04 September 2018 - 12:21PM

Cosmic Reanimator: Black Holes Can Jump-Start Nearby Dead Stars, Causing Them to Reignite

Physicists have known for a while that the edge of a black hole is where the normal laws of the universe start to bend and warp--get...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 31 August 2018 - 12:09PM

Ghost Ship: NASA Finds Long-Lost Spacecraft, But It Won't Follow Their Orders

NASA's no stranger to losing multi-million-dollar pieces of equipment--the Cassini satellite had its highly publicized Grand Finale...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 31 August 2018 - 11:18AM

Astronomers Have Spotted a Monstrous Star Factory Built Around Three Galactic Cores

Astronomers have spotted some pretty amazing (and disturbing) things lurking in the far reaches of the universe, like a huge black...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 30 August 2018 - 1:22PM

Astronauts Have Found an Oxygen Leak on the ISS, Potentially Caused by a Meteorite

Anyone who's seen the infamous CQB episode on The Expanse knows that a hull breach on a spacecraft is a red alert--right? Well,...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 30 August 2018 - 12:45PM

NASA May Have Confirmed the Existence of Water on Jupiter

Water is the key for a lot more than just life in the cosmic scheme of things--as one of the most abundant solvents in the...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 30 August 2018 - 12:11PM

Ancient Fossils Found Containing Wasps That Kill From Within, Xenomorph Style

As far as iconic horror movie monsters go, the xenomorphs from the Alien franchise are among the scariest because of the invasiveness...

Andrew LaSane
Thursday, 30 August 2018 - 11:59AM