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New Mars Fossil Study Confirms the Ancient Red Planet Was 'Hospitable' to Alien Life

Earlier this month, we reported that acidic streams in a small region of Dorset, UK, could give astrobiologists a template for how to...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 29 May 2018 - 12:21PM

A Physicist Says He's Found the Solution to the Fermi Paradox—And It's Terrifying

Since Fermi's first conversation with fellow scientists in 1950, the Fermi Paradox has haunted astrobiologists and astronomers with...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 29 May 2018 - 11:46AM

William Shatner's Name is Traveling To The Sun On a High Tech Solar Probe

While William Shatner is best known for portraying daring space captain James T. Kirk in Star Trek, he has a tendency to end up in...

Jonathan Kesh
Sunday, 27 May 2018 - 5:38PM

Satellites Are Capturing Footage of Hawaii's Erupting Kilauea Volcano as Seen From Space

For the past several weeks, the Kilauea volcano in Hawaii's big island has been destroying homes and forcing nearby residents to...

Jonathan Kesh
Sunday, 27 May 2018 - 3:46PM

NASA is Looking for Very Specific Personality Traits in Their Potential Mars Astronauts

Do you think you have what it takes to be an astronaut? Are you no-nonsense and good at working alone? Because that won't help...

Jonathan Kesh
Sunday, 27 May 2018 - 1:31PM

Astronaut Alan Bean, Who Once Walked On The Moon, Passes Away at 86

Alan Bean, an Apollo astronaut and artist who counted himself among the very few humans to ever walk on the Moon, has passed away this...

Jonathan Kesh
Saturday, 26 May 2018 - 3:22PM

See a NASA Camera Get Roasted By Fire During a SpaceX Rocket Launch

This past Tuesday, an otherwise routine launch of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket sparked a viral sensation by also sparking a grass fire...

Jonathan Kesh
Saturday, 26 May 2018 - 2:15PM

NASA's Interactive 'Exoplanet Travel Bureau' Lets You Virtually Explore Planets in Distant Solar Systems

Astronomers around the world have been amping their search for planets in distant solar systems (especially NASA, who has the...

Jonathan Kesh
Saturday, 26 May 2018 - 1:21PM

The Oldest Case of Dandruff Ever is Found on a 125 Million-Year-Old Dinosaur Fossil

If you've ever struggled with dandruff, know that you're not alone. Dinosaurs had it, too.The oldest known case of dandruff now dates...

Jonathan Kesh
Friday, 25 May 2018 - 7:44PM

NASA's Idea For an 'EmDrive' Thruster Which Runs Without Any Fuel is Looking Impossible

It sounds like the stuff of science fiction: an engine which could power a spacecraft without any fuel, relying simply on the vacuum...

Jonathan Kesh
Friday, 25 May 2018 - 6:37PM

New Report on Nimitz UFO Incident Finally Details the Capabilities of the Alien Craft

If you're not familiar with the 2004 Nimitz Incident, it's one of the more persuasive cases for the existence of UFOs (or 'Anomalous...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 25 May 2018 - 1:08PM

First-Ever Photo of Milky Way Black Hole's Event Horizon Stuns Scientists

Despite being 54 million miles across and the glowing center of the Milky Way galaxy, no one has ever taken a photo of Sagittarius A,...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 25 May 2018 - 12:20PM

New Microbe Research Suggests the Key to Finding Aliens Is Hiding in the Stratosphere

Despite being a haven for life, Earth has some pretty inhospitable environments--the deep ocean has enough darkness, low temperatures,...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 25 May 2018 - 11:48AM

Birds Had to Relearn How to Fly After Asteroid Killed the Dinosaurs, Study Suggests

Ever wonder why living dinosaur birds like the emu and ostrich are still around today?   According to a new study of fossil records...

Andrew LaSane
Friday, 25 May 2018 - 11:07AM

Newly Discovered Antarctic Ice Core Could Hide a Million Years of History Inside It

Ice cores, long vertical samples taken from glaciers and ice sheets, can tell us a lot about the past — details in each individual...

Jonathan Kesh
Thursday, 24 May 2018 - 6:10PM

Science Can Finally Explain Why Some People Always Believe in Conspiracy Theories

Jet fuel can't melt steel beams. Stanley Kubrick filmed the fake Moon landings. Elvis is alive and well. JFK was shot from the grassy...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 24 May 2018 - 12:49PM

Scientist Heads to Loch Ness to See If He Can Find Monster DNA

Despite the fact that the famous 1934 photo was revealed to be a toy submarine and that the subsequent "giant footprints" on the...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 24 May 2018 - 12:20PM

New Discovery in Pluto's Heart Suggests It Was Created From One Billion Comets

It's strange to think that our first close-up images of Pluto only came in 2015, a whopping 85 years after it was discovered. In fact,...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 24 May 2018 - 11:43AM

NASA's Curiosity Rover is Fully Functional Once Again as it Successfully Drills Into Martian Soil

NASA may be preparing a more advanced version of their Curiosity rover to launch in 2020, but ideally, they still want to keep the...

Jonathan Kesh
Wednesday, 23 May 2018 - 6:46PM

A New U.S. Weather Satellite Faces a Major Malfunction Just Months After Launch

When a satellite is supposed to last for 15 years, it's more than a little frustration when it starts breaking down less than three...

Jonathan Kesh
Wednesday, 23 May 2018 - 5:38PM