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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

Elon Musk's Boring Company Decides to Modernize Public Transit

Elon Musk's Boring Company has released two videos so far: one shows a utopian Los Angeles where hundreds of underground tunnels have...

Jonathan Kesh
Saturday, 10 March 2018 - 2:08PM

Startup Allegedly Launches Rogue Satellites Without FCC Permission

It's a tale as old as time: a Silicon Valley startup is denied permission by the government to launch satellites, so the...

Jonathan Kesh
Saturday, 10 March 2018 - 12:15PM

Rare Crystallized Water is Discovered Inside a Super-Deep Diamond

A few days ago, diamonds made headlines when a "super-deep" diamond was found containing traces of a previously unseen mineral. That...

Jonathan Kesh
Saturday, 10 March 2018 - 10:44AM

Glowing Mosquitos are Genetically Engineered to Prevent Malaria

Every time CRISPR technology makes headlines, it seems like something straight out of science fiction. Luckily, "malaria-resistant...

Jonathan Kesh
Friday, 09 March 2018 - 8:16PM

Scientists Have Recreated Alien Environments Here on Earth

Have you ever wanted to stand on the surface of Saturn and breathe a deep lungful of alien air?If so, you're going to have a bad time,...

Matthew Loffhagen
Friday, 09 March 2018 - 6:45PM

NASA is Designing an Asteroid-Destroying Spacecraft Named 'HAMMER'

As has been well documented, humanity is weirdly paranoid about the threat of giant deadly asteroids. Sure, life on Earth was almost...

Matthew Loffhagen
Friday, 09 March 2018 - 6:44PM

Minivan-Sized Meteor Fireball Stuns Washington State

This past Wednesday, people from Oregon to British Columbia witnessed one of the biggest fireballs in years and heard what was likely...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 09 March 2018 - 12:40PM

The Asteroid That Killed the Dinosaurs Created the Most Beautiful Underwater Caves in the World

About 65 million years ago, the Earth had a little encounter with a 7.5-mile-wide asteroid, now called the Chicxulub impactor....

Chris Mahon
Friday, 09 March 2018 - 11:27AM

A Nobel Prize-Winning Physicist Just Cracked Time Travel—Here's How It's Possible

Last year, Kip S. Thorne collected a Nobel Prize (along with Rainer Weiss and Barry C. Barish) for his work on gravitational waves....

Chris Mahon
Friday, 09 March 2018 - 10:46AM

NASA Twin Study Shocker: Space Travel Altered Astronaut Scott Kelly's DNA

In 2015, NASA began a study into how time in space alters the genetics of the human body. The foolproof method for undertaking this...

Matthew Loffhagen
Friday, 09 March 2018 - 10:25AM

Colorful Hawaiian Spiders On Separate Islands Share Common Ancestors

Spiders often get a bad rap just because some species are venomous to the point of being deadly. If you're able to look past the tiny...

Matthew Loffhagen
Thursday, 08 March 2018 - 7:56PM

China is Preparing To Build a Giant X-Ray Telescope in Space

Space is an important frontier for China. Long before the current boom of commercial interest in space, China was focusing on using...

Matthew Loffhagen
Thursday, 08 March 2018 - 6:29PM

Meet the 'Eyeborg,' the Filmmaker With a Video Camera Eye

Neil Harbisson may be the world's first cyborg, but Rob Spence is currently winning the race to become the world's first Terminator:...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 08 March 2018 - 12:55PM

Amelia Earhart Found? Scientists 'Confident' Pilot's Bones Discovered on South Pacific Island

Nearly 80 years ago, American pilot Amelia Earhart and navigator Frederick Noonan went missing during an attempt to circumnavigate...

Andrew LaSane
Thursday, 08 March 2018 - 11:43AM

In the Future, Your Clothing Will Harvest Energy From Raindrops and Sunlight

No matter how futuristic-looking solar panels (or solar-powered cars) are, you can't get past the fact that they generally don't work...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 08 March 2018 - 11:23AM

Unveiling Deep Space Gateway Plans, NASA Charts a Future Beyond the Moon

NASA's Deep Space Gateway is finally taking shape--we already have an idea what it will look like, but only now are we starting to...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 08 March 2018 - 10:51AM