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Instagram Was a Bigger Target for Russian Hackers than Facebook, New Report Says

Though Russian election-meddling received the most attention when it came to Facebook and Twitter (including speculation that new,...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 02 January 2019 - 12:11PM

A Remote Stalagmite May Have Solved the Mystery of the Akkadian Empire's Fall

There's a lot we still don't know about the Akkadian Empire, but one of the chief mysteries that haunts archaeologists is why it fell....

Chris Mahon
Friday, 28 December 2018 - 1:32PM

'Doomba' Allows Roombas to Create 'Doom' Levels Based on Your House's Layout

When the video game Doom was originally released in 1993, few people knew what they had on their hands--all they knew was that it...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 28 December 2018 - 12:57PM

Electricity or Extraterrestrials? An Eerie Glow in the Sky Halted All Activity in New York City Last Night

We always knew that New York City would be the first to go when the aliens finally decided to attack. Last night the city that never...

Andrew LaSane
Friday, 28 December 2018 - 12:49PM

An Amoeba Managed to Solve a Complex Mathematical Problem...Without a Brain

Math nerds will be familiar with the infamous "Travelling Salesman Problem" (TSP), but for those of you who don't obsess over computer...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 27 December 2018 - 1:02PM

The FeelReal VR Mask Offers 255 Smells and Haptic Feedback for Your Face

Recently, we reported on a Malaysian study that claimed to have created new "digital smell technology" that could 10 different...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 27 December 2018 - 12:26PM

That Hole in the ISS Was Drilled From the Inside, Astronauts Say

One of the well-worn tropes in horror movies is discovering "the calls are coming from inside the house!" Well, the astronauts...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 27 December 2018 - 11:57AM

New Research Says Antarctic Ice Sheet Could Collapse Soon--and Dramatically Raise the Seas

Earlier this year, we reported on scientists' warnings that Antarctica's ice sheets were hitting record lows, as well as news that all...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 21 December 2018 - 12:09PM

Satellite Captures Image of Martian Ice Rink in Korolev Crater

Mars may not have Christmas trees or tinsel, but a recent photo from the Mars Express orbiter has shown that it does have an...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 21 December 2018 - 11:36AM

Scientists Added Rabbit DNA To a Plant In the Name of Cleaner Air

Adding a plant to your work or living environment can help you breathe easier because of the boost in oxygen production. That's all...

Andrew LaSane
Thursday, 20 December 2018 - 1:18PM

Trump Has Ordered the Creation of a New Space Command

Now that the Space Corps is gearing up to become an actual branch of the United States military, President Trump ordered the creation...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 19 December 2018 - 12:19PM

Elon Musk Reveals His First Boring Company Test Tunnel in LA

We've come a long way since December 2016, when Elon Musk tweeted "Traffic is driving me nuts. Am going to build a tunnel boring...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 19 December 2018 - 11:37AM

NASA Staged a Series of Astronaut Photoshoots Based on Famous Movie Posters, and They're Hilarious

Despite handling multi-million dollar space missions, searching for extraterrestrial life, and generally acting as the ambassadors for...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 19 December 2018 - 10:59AM

Nuclear-Powered "Tunnelbot" May Bore Through Europa's Ice in Search of Life

We've seen some pretty crazy proposals for planet-exploring robots, not the least of which is a shape-shifting robot that can explore...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 18 December 2018 - 12:13PM

New Theory Says Black Holes Will Spit Out Their "Singularities" in Time

When reporting on Stephen Hawking's posthumous paper theorizing what happens to matter after falling into a black hole, New York...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 18 December 2018 - 11:45AM

WATCH: Former NASA Engineer Creates "Bait" Package That Sprays Porch Thieves with Glitter and Farts

Call them what you will: package thieves, porch pirates, or mail snatchers, but all of them steal unattended boxes sitting at your...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 18 December 2018 - 11:05AM

WATCH: Take a Virtual Tour of Jezero Crater, the Landing Site for the Mars 2020 Rover

Now that NASA has one another successful Mars Landing under their belt, they're looking to the next one: the Mars 2020 rover,...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 17 December 2018 - 1:10PM

New Study Shows AI-Generated Faces Are Becoming Inseparable From Reality

We previously reported on Google's DeepMind AI being able to generate new, photorealistic images of scenes that never existed, as well...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 17 December 2018 - 12:39PM

Deadly Moon Dust Is the 'Number One Concern' for Astronauts Returning to Moon

As Cas Anvar of The Expanse said, space is trying to kill you 24 hours a day. Whether it's powerful gravity, deadly radiation, or a...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 17 December 2018 - 12:00PM

New Study Reveals That Precise Gene Editing with CRISPR is Astonishingly Simple

Amidst the controversy surrounding He Jiankui and his use of CRISPR to edit the genes of a pair of twins, a team of scientists have...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 14 December 2018 - 1:04PM