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Ancient Earth Study Suggests Our Odds of Finding Aliens Close to Us Are Greater Than We Ever Imagined

The only planet in the known universe that has been definitively proven to shelter life forms is our own.This being the case, it's...

Matthew Loffhagen
Tuesday, 03 April 2018 - 1:11PM

Astronomers Say They Have Proof the Milky Way Galaxy Is Still Expanding—And No One Can Explain It

There are a couple tenets astronomers and cosmologists live by: light sets the speed limit for the universe, nothing can escape a...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 03 April 2018 - 12:37PM

Shape-Shifting Robots and Laser-Powered Spacecraft Highlight NASA's Innovative Advanced Concept Program

With the new Lunar Orbital Platform Gateway and Mars 2020 Rover in the works and Mars colonization on the horizon (which is totally...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 03 April 2018 - 11:26AM

German Scientists Say They've Discovered an Ancient Lizard With 4 Eyes

Using computed tomography (CT scan) to learn more about lizard fossils from 49 million years ago, researchers at Germany's...

Andrew LaSane
Tuesday, 03 April 2018 - 11:11AM

As Antarctica's Glaciers Melt, Scientists Say 909 Miles of Ice Just Broke Free From the Continent

As part of scientists' continuing efforts to monitor and report on the effects of man-made climate change across the globe, a new...

Matthew Loffhagen
Tuesday, 03 April 2018 - 10:53AM

The European Commission Just Launched the First Satellite Designed to Remove Space Debris

As the world gears up for the new space race, it's easy to forget that space isn't the virgin soil it used to be--thanks to decades of...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 03 April 2018 - 10:51AM

Dozens of Dinosaur Footprints Found in Scotland Shed Light on Prehistoric Evolution

Finding a single dinosaur footprint tends to be a big deal for paleontologists. Finding several dozen is an even bigger deal.And about...

Jonathan Kesh
Monday, 02 April 2018 - 8:23PM

Space Station Tiangong-1 Finally Crash Landed Near the South Pacific 'Spacecraft Graveyard'

After weeks of speculation, Tiangong-1 — the falling space station which could crash nearly anywhere in the world — made its...

Jonathan Kesh
Monday, 02 April 2018 - 6:37PM

Astronomers Just Found the Most Distant Star Ever Observed: A Giant Blue 'Sun' 9 Billion Light-Years Away

Astronomers can spot supernovas from a galaxy away (even quick ones), but observing individual stars is much harder. In the cosmic...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 02 April 2018 - 12:57PM

Geophysicists Say Oil Extraction Is Causing Huge Portions of Texas Land to Sink and Warp

West Texas is facing a reckoning: After decades of extracting countless barrels of oil and quantities of natural gas from the Permian...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 02 April 2018 - 11:47AM

Astrobiologist Says We've Discovered Proof Aliens Are Seeding New Life on Earth With Space Bacteria

We have a pretty good picture of how life evolved on Earth (depending on who you talk to), but the real question is how it began....

Chris Mahon
Monday, 02 April 2018 - 11:00AM

DARPA is Open to Ideas For New Types of Drone Swarm Technology

DARPA, the U.S. government's Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency and frequently its "weird science" department, likes to open...

Jonathan Kesh
Sunday, 01 April 2018 - 5:59PM

Tiangong-1 Was Supposed to Crash in a 'Satellite Graveyard' in the Ocean Called Point Nemo

When things are going well, we typically dispose of satellites that need to be taken out of orbit by landing them as far away from...

Jonathan Kesh
Sunday, 01 April 2018 - 3:19PM

NASA and ESA Test Their High-Tech Mars Parachutes For Upcoming Martian Missions

We're about to see a lot more Mars missions in the next few years, as space agencies and companies around the world prepare for the...

Jonathan Kesh
Sunday, 01 April 2018 - 12:14PM

SpaceX's Web of Global 'Starlink' Internet Satellites Gets a Green Light From FCC

While SpaceX was most recently in the news for launching cars into space (and preparing to land a giant rocket on Mars soon), a...

Jonathan Kesh
Saturday, 31 March 2018 - 6:33PM

The Harsh Clouds of Venus Could Still Support Unique Kinds of Alien Life

Mars may be named after the Roman god of war, but Venus is a much more hostile planet, with high pressures and an average surface...

Jonathan Kesh
Saturday, 31 March 2018 - 5:15PM

Will Smith and Sophia The Robot Met for An Unsettlingly Bizarre 'Date'

Will Smith, who's killed robots in at least a few of his films (his fight scenes from I, Robot will come into play a little later),...

Jonathan Kesh
Saturday, 31 March 2018 - 11:47AM

Falling Chinese Space Station Tiangong-1 Will Be Difficult to See Up In The Sky

You would think that as a falling satellite came closer and closer to Earth's atmosphere, we would be able to pinpoint exactly where...

Jonathan Kesh
Friday, 30 March 2018 - 7:48PM

New Theory Says If We Traveled Back to the Beginning of Time, Humans Might Never Have Evolved

When you look at the evolutionary tree of life, it's comforting to follow the one strand that starts at "bacteria," passes through...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 30 March 2018 - 12:21PM

This Hugo Award-Winning Sci-Fi Writer Predicted Smartphones With Uncanny Accuracy Almost 20 Years Ago

Yeah, Back to the Future 2  predicted flat-screen TVs, drones, and biometric identification becoming commonplace by 2015, but it also...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 30 March 2018 - 11:38AM