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Astronomers Devise a New Strategy For Discovering Infant Planets Around Young Stars

As it becomes more common to discover exoplanets in distant (or nearby) solar systems, we're starting to see more variety in the weird...

Jonathan Kesh
Saturday, 16 June 2018 - 4:40PM

A New Form of Photosynthesis Could Help Us Grow Plants on Other Planets Like Mars

Photosynthesis, the process of converting light into energy, is such a key part of any plant that the idea of "finding a new...

Jonathan Kesh
Saturday, 16 June 2018 - 2:37PM

Newly Discovered Amber Fossil Preserved the Oldest Known Prehistoric Tropical Frog

The Cretaceous period of prehistory is mostly well known for its giant dinosaurs like the Tyrannosaurus rex. Much less well known, but...

Jonathan Kesh
Saturday, 16 June 2018 - 12:40PM

NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter Photographs an Avalanche Caused By a Meteor Strike

Mars has to deal with a lot of meteor impacts, having somewhere around 635,000 craters dotting the entire planet.And the Mars...

Jonathan Kesh
Friday, 15 June 2018 - 6:22PM

Was the 'Stanford Prison Experiment' Fake? This New Report Rewrites Science History

When it was conducted in 1971, the infamous "Stanford Prison Experiment" seemed to shine a harsh light on the darkest parts of the...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 15 June 2018 - 1:56PM

Researchers Just Created a New AI That Can Predict What Humans Will Do in the Future

Apparently, teaching artificial intelligence to read our innermost thoughts or turning them in terrifying psychopaths isn't...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 15 June 2018 - 12:27PM

Scientists Say This Bacteria Could Be the Secret to Humans Terraforming Alien Planets

Billions of years ago, Earth saw a miraculous increase in the amount of oxygen floating around the planet, which would pave the way...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 15 June 2018 - 11:56AM

Astronomers Detect a Distant Eruption From a Black Hole 'Eating' a Nearby Star

Obviously, it's a good thing that we don't have any black holes too close to our solar system, but occasionally we get a good reminder...

Jonathan Kesh
Thursday, 14 June 2018 - 6:35PM

This Tech Expert Says NASA's Asteroid Data Is Flawed—Now Scientists Are Backing Him Up

NASA is pretty much the gold standard when it comes to scientific research: Between the Hubble and Chandra telescopes, the multiple...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 14 June 2018 - 1:14PM

We Just Found New Evidence of Organic Alien Life on the Planet Ceres

The 2015 Dawn mission to explore the dwarf planet Ceres may not have turned up evidence of life, but it did find the next best thing:...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 14 June 2018 - 12:35PM

New Report Links the 'Tic Tac' UFO From the Nimitz Incident to Mysterious Underwater Object

Remember that undated report on the Nimitz UFO incident discovered by a news team in Las Vegas?   Not only did it detail the...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 14 June 2018 - 12:04PM

Giant Dust Storm on Mars Cuts Off Contact Between NASA and the Opportunity Rover

Over the past week, NASA's Opportunity rover has found itself in the middle of an encroaching Martian dust storm that's approximately...

Jonathan Kesh
Wednesday, 13 June 2018 - 7:29PM

Antarctica's Rapid Rate of Melting Ice is Already Impacting Earth's Sea Levels

When it comes to pushing back the literal rising tides of climate change, it's hard to think of anything that could provoke a stronger...

Jonathan Kesh
Wednesday, 13 June 2018 - 6:06PM

Einstein's Newly Published Old Travel Diaries Reveal His Hidden Racism

In a 1946 speech at Lincoln University, Albert Einstein famously said segregation was "a disease of white people," adding, "I do not...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 13 June 2018 - 1:30PM

Tiny Sparkling Clouds of 'Nanodiamonds' May Finally Explain Strange Space Radiation

When astronomers talk about observing the "cosmic background radiation," you might think it's the sort of signal that can only be...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 13 June 2018 - 12:45PM

New Theory Says Black Holes Don't Actually Exist—They Might Just Be Weird Wormholes

Despite all the unknowns surrounding black holes--what they look like, what happens to the matter that falls in, and how many are...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 13 June 2018 - 12:09PM

The 'BionicFinWave' Looks Like One of the Sleekest Robotic Fish Ever Made

Robots inspired by animals are fairly common: most of the time, whenever there's a certain spot on Earth we want to send a robot,...

Jonathan Kesh
Tuesday, 12 June 2018 - 8:43PM

Woman Sues NASA to Keep a Vial of Moon Dust Gifted To Her by Neil Armstrong

According to official NASA policy, anything brought to Earth from the surface of the Moon is immediately the property of the United...

Jonathan Kesh
Tuesday, 12 June 2018 - 6:38PM

Can Psychedelic Drugs Actually Treat Depression? New Study Says the Evidence Is Promising

For years, scientists and medical professionals have thought that clinical depression is usually the result of chemical balances in...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 12 June 2018 - 1:15PM

Can Humans Prevent Bacteria From Contaminating Mars?

As humanity watches Earth's major powers prepare to colonize the Solar System, most of the questions are practical--how will we...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 12 June 2018 - 12:31PM