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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

Taylor Swift Secretly Scanned Concert-Goers Faces at the Rose Bowl to Search for Stalkers

We're used to weird, vaguely dystopian news surrounding "digital celebrities" like Lil Miquela, but we didn't expect Taylor Swift to...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 14 December 2018 - 12:32PM

China's 'Dark Side' Lunar Lander Has Entered the Moon's Orbit--What's Next?

We've been reporting on China's Chang'e-4 mission since it was announced, but Wednesday marks a major milestone for the project: the...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 14 December 2018 - 11:43AM

Virgin Galactic Successfully Reaches Space in New Test Flight, Opening Another Door for Space Tourism

Two weeks ago, we reported that Virgin Galactic was planning to fly their first crew into space before Christmas. Considering all the...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 13 December 2018 - 1:29PM

The Russian Robot Known as 'Boris' Has Been Revealed to Be a Human in a $3,800 Costume

No one goes into a Daft Punk concert thinking the two guys in helmets are actual robots, but the same can't be said of Boris, the...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 13 December 2018 - 12:56PM

Alien Hunters Claim New Video of SpaceX's Dragon Capsule Shows a TR-3B UFO

As we've said before, most UFO videos are recorded on the digital equivalent of a bent tin can, which often makes it difficult to tell...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 13 December 2018 - 12:28PM

Chomp! Dracula Ant Jaws Move Faster Than Any Animal Part Known to Man

According to a recent study from a team of researchers from the University of Illinois, a species of ant known as the Dracula ant has...

Andrew LaSane
Wednesday, 12 December 2018 - 2:21PM

The Growing Industry of Geo-Location Data Is Based on Ignorance and Deception, says New York Times

In an in-depth report on geo-location data collection, The New York Times claims that apps are misleading their users when asking for...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 12 December 2018 - 1:54PM

The Earth's Magnetic Field May Be Headed for a Cataclysm

We've reported on Earth's magnetic field before, including studies claiming that the planet's poles may reverse at any time and...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 12 December 2018 - 1:03PM

Exploring Earth's 'Deep Biosphere' May Be Key to Understanding Extraterrestrial Life

Everyone is holding out hope that we'll eventually find intelligent life (even if it's a tiny, super-intelligent entity, like Silvano...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 12 December 2018 - 12:29PM

Prolonged Screen Time May Be Changing Your Child's Brain Structure, Study Finds

Sitting your kid down in front of a screen and letting them watch Fortnite streams for hours may buy you some peace and quiet, but...

Andrew LaSane
Tuesday, 11 December 2018 - 1:20PM

Tesla Patents New AR App To Help Factory Workers Assemble Cars

We've seen some futuristic-looking patents come out recently, including Google's recent one for wheeled, omnidirectional VR shoes, but...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 11 December 2018 - 11:46AM

Christmas Miracle? NASA Says They Haven't Given Up Hope for the Opportunity Rover Yet

Back in August, we created a little musical playlist in tribute to NASA's Opportunity Rover, which became unresponsive following a...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 11 December 2018 - 11:20AM

WATCH LIVE: Russian Cosmonauts Go on a Spacewalk to Inspect That Controversial Hole in the ISS

In the wake of the discovery of a tiny hole in the International Space station, Russian cosmonauts Oleg Kononenko and Sergei Prokopyev...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 11 December 2018 - 10:56AM