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Jupiter's Storms Extend Deep Into the Planet's Insides

Ever since the Juno space probe arrived at Jupiter in 2016, we've been learning some absolutely fascinating things about the distant...

Matthew Loffhagen
Wednesday, 07 March 2018 - 6:32PM

NASA Officially Has a Plan to Blow Up Asteroids With Nuclear Weapons

You all laughed at Armageddon when it portrayed a last-ditch effort to save Earth from destruction by blowing up an asteroid with a...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 07 March 2018 - 1:17PM

An Algorithm That Catches Serial Killers Could Connect 200k Unsolved Murders

Crime shows like Numbers, Person of Interest, and even Sherlock portray criminal investigations as a kind of math puzzle: all the...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 07 March 2018 - 11:21AM

Melting Arctic Permafrost Will Release 10x More Carbon Into Atmosphere

This isn't good.A new study from NASA into the melting permafrost that covers much of the Arctic predicts that once the frost has...

Matthew Loffhagen
Wednesday, 07 March 2018 - 11:02AM

Paul Allen Wants to Launch Reusable Space Shuttles With the World's Largest Airplane

The Stratolaunch was designed with the intent of "normalizing access to low Earth orbit," but despite having six Boeing 747 engines,...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 07 March 2018 - 10:49AM

New Theory Says Schrödinger Equation Solves Mystery of Space's Largest Structures

Let's get a few things straight right out the gate: First, the scientist Erwin Schrödinger did more in his life than muse on the...

Matthew Loffhagen
Wednesday, 07 March 2018 - 10:41AM

SpaceX Rockets Bus-Sized Satellite Into Orbit With 50th Falcon 9 Launch

SpaceX celebrated the 50th launch of its Falcon 9 rocket early yesterday morning by successfully deploying a six-ton Hispasat 30W-6...

K.S. Anthony
Wednesday, 07 March 2018 - 9:15AM

NASA's Parker Solar Probe Could Send Your Name to the Sun

Assuming you're not mentioned anywhere in the Voyager 1 probe's records in interstellar space, you have an opportunity to send your...

Jonathan Kesh
Tuesday, 06 March 2018 - 7:44PM

China's First Space Station Will Fall Out of the Sky in One Month

Spare a thought for the Tiangong-1, a space station and laboratory that isn't going to be in orbit for very much longer.The base,...

Matthew Loffhagen
Tuesday, 06 March 2018 - 6:55PM

Hubble Takes an Amazing and Baffling Photo of a Distant Ring of Light

Bright lights, debris clouds, and other weird phenomena are littered throughout the universe, but there's nothing else quite like the...

Matthew Loffhagen
Tuesday, 06 March 2018 - 6:25PM

Ancient African Artifacts May Solve the Mystery of Earth's Weakening Magnetic Field

The 2003 disaster movie The Core may be cheesy sci-fi, but there's nothing fictional about the South Atlantic Anomaly, a region...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 06 March 2018 - 1:20PM

Hazardous Skyscraper-Sized Asteroid Passing Earth Exposes Future Threats

The sheer number of potentially world-ending asteroids swinging by our planet each month is enough to make a stargazer paranoid, but...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 06 March 2018 - 11:31AM

SpaceX's Starlink Satellite Program Could Start a Space Junk Disaster

Last month signaled SpaceX's first steps toward creating worldwide broadband internet with a network of satellites, called Starlink....

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 06 March 2018 - 11:05AM

NASA Telescopes and Oscar Awards Have the Same Golden Coating

While you were watching The Shape of Water win Best Picture at the recent Academy Awards, or other great sci-fi films like Blade...

Jonathan Kesh
Monday, 05 March 2018 - 8:23PM

Massive Crowdsourced Family Tree Links 13 Million People Together

Thanks to crowdfunding efforts, the world's largest ancestral record has been compiled — a massive family tree that contains...

Matthew Loffhagen
Monday, 05 March 2018 - 7:20PM

Scientists Create 'Artificial Photosynthesis' To Generate Clean Energy

There's a race going on at the moment in the science world. Various teams around the globe are all competing to be the first to...

Matthew Loffhagen
Monday, 05 March 2018 - 4:26PM

Super-Laser That Sees Around Corners May Be the Breakthrough Driverless Cars Have Been Waiting For

In terms of super-powers, the ability to see around corners wouldn't be that life-changing for a mild-mannered human, but it'd be a...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 05 March 2018 - 1:18PM

Proof of Antarctica 'UFO Crash' on Google Earth Sparks Alien Discovery Excitement

YouTube conspiracy channels have one job: find a weird, low-res photo of something and write "WHAT IS THIS? SECRETS UNVEILED" in the...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 05 March 2018 - 11:50AM

Scientist Claims 'Alien Footprint Fossil Discovery' Is Proof of NASA Mars Cover-Up

Remember when NASA discovered evidence of gypsum-like crystals on Mars a couple weeks ago? It was pretty interesting, considering that...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 05 March 2018 - 11:10AM

Dinosaur Missing Link Fossil Discovered: 127 Million-Year-Old Baby Bird Rewrites Story of Evolution

Ever since the release of Jurassic Park, it's been common knowledge that dinosaurs share more than a few similarities with birds.As...

Matthew Loffhagen
Monday, 05 March 2018 - 10:50AM