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DARPA Is Working to Create Cyborgs and Meta-Humans – Even if They Won't Admit It

If you thought the announcement of the first air-to-air drone kill or the unveiling of Russia's new bipedal military mech was cause...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 12 October 2018 - 1:07PM

DARPA Says the Biggest Obstacle to Effective Artificial Intelligence Is Common Sense

If you went through public school in the last fifteen years, odds are that your math tests included a space for an answer and a...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 12 October 2018 - 12:35PM

Two Astronauts Just Had to Make an Emergency Escape from a Malfunctioning Rocket Headed to the ISS

At around 4:40 AM today, two astronauts set out to the ISS aboard a Russian Soyuz rocket. Less than two minutes into that flight,...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 11 October 2018 - 1:35PM

A Landmark Scientific Panel Just Published a New Guide to Finding Life in the Universe

Astrobiology has always been at the fringes of NASA's science programs, and the last time it tried to break into the big-time with the...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 11 October 2018 - 12:58PM

Italy's Mount Etna Is Preparing for a 'Catastrophic' Collapse That May Cause a Tsunami

Mount Etna may not spew out as much lava as Hawaii's Kilauea volcano (which has been erupting for months), but it's not an eruption...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 11 October 2018 - 12:29PM

Collection of Lunar Rocks Called "The Moon Puzzle" Expected to Fetch $500,000 At Auction

If you're not rich enough to buy a trip around the Moon with SpaceX (like Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa), the next best thing is...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 11 October 2018 - 11:57AM

Magic Leap's Visionary Flagship Game 'Dr. Grodbort’s Invaders' Looks Like the Future Of Mixed Reality

Even Magic Leap's CEO Rony Abovitz admits that all the hype surrounding the release of the company's new headset, which took several...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 10 October 2018 - 11:54AM

Cyborg Medicine: New, Biodegradable Electronic Implant May Heal Nerve Damage

Between new techniques to de-age cells and transplant faces, modern medical technology has come a long way. Now, it appears that...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 10 October 2018 - 11:24AM

New Illusion Experiment Claims Brain Can Retroactively Change Perceptions Of Reality

By now, most of us are familiar with the 'Invisible Gorilla' experiment, which shows how selective our attention can be, but now a...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 10 October 2018 - 10:46AM

Researchers Discover a Never-Before-Seen 'Lost World' of Deep Sea Volcanos

The ocean is a puzzle that scientists are still working overtime to solve, and one piece of that puzzle has just been snapped into...

Andrew LaSane
Wednesday, 10 October 2018 - 10:43AM

Scientists Find Remains of Neanderthal Child Devoured by Giant Bird

It sounds like the kind of story you tell to scare small children today: "If you're a naughty child, a giant bird will come and eat...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 09 October 2018 - 1:27PM

Alien Mania Erupts Again As Video Shows Triangular UFO Over Mexico City

Ufologist Scott C. Waring calls it  "Absolute proof that aliens are active in Mexico," which is a pretty bold claim for (probably)...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 09 October 2018 - 1:02PM

Study Suggests Mount Vesuvius Eruption Vaporized Bodily Fluids and Caused Heads to Explode

And all this time we thought the people of Pompeii and the surrounding areas got off relatively easy in 79 AD — sure, being covered...

Andrew LaSane
Tuesday, 09 October 2018 - 12:30PM

Scientists May Have an Answer to the Mystery of Ghostly Gamma Ray Bursts

For years, astronomers have struggled to find what exactly is causing the mysterious phenomenon known as "fast radio bursts:" the...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 09 October 2018 - 12:18PM

Scientists Just Replicated Darwinian Evolution At A Quantum Level That Could Reveal The Origin Of Life On Earth

Modeling the birth, growth, and death of cells with computers is a tradition that goes all the way back to "Conway's Game of Life," a...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 08 October 2018 - 12:53PM

Massive Wind Farms Across The Midwest May Actually Warm The Earth As Humans Struggle To Fight Climate Change

When it comes to the struggle against climate change, wind farms have been the poster child for low-impact, environmentally friendly...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 08 October 2018 - 12:05PM

SpaceX Lights Up The Sky Over Los Angeles As It Pulls Off First West Coast Falcon 9 Rocket Landing

SpaceX has been hitting a lot of milestones lately: the company passed a battery of NASA tests with flying colors, announced its first...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 08 October 2018 - 11:22AM

Saturn's Rings Are Raining Thousands Of Pounds Of Debris Down On The Planet In A Bizarre Phenomenon Called 'Ring Rain'

While astronomers are still trying to pin down the existence of Planet Nine lurking somewhere beyond our solar system, scientists...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 05 October 2018 - 1:24PM

Evidence Builds For First-Ever Exomoon Discovery Orbiting A Planet 4,000 Light Years Away

Ever since missions like Kepler and K2 launched, the discovery of new exoplanets has become a little less exciting. Sure they're...

Andrew LaSane
Friday, 05 October 2018 - 1:08PM

Michigan Man Discovers the 30-Year-Old Doorstop Is Meteorite Worth $100,000

The most exciting part of any Antiques Roadshow is the part where some nice old couple finds out the worn rocking chair they kept in...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 05 October 2018 - 12:54PM