Science News

'Plasma Bubbles' Can Lead to Solar Flares and Auroras

The process of "fast magnetic reconnection" may not seem to interesting, but it plays a role in a lot of extremely bright and...

Jonathan Kesh
Sunday, 04 March 2018 - 2:27PM

SpaceX's Falcon 9 Rocket Prepares For Its 50th Launch

SpaceX will be holding another launch for their Falcon 9 rocket this coming Tuesday, at 12:33 a.m., a specific and very late/early...

Jonathan Kesh
Sunday, 04 March 2018 - 1:16PM

Stephen Hawking Describes the Universe Before the Big Bang

Considering what little we know about the earliest moments of the universe, what happened before then is an even greater...

Jonathan Kesh
Sunday, 04 March 2018 - 11:06AM

Tesla Semi Truck Prototype is Spotted Driving On a Highway

We still haven't heard a firm ETA for the Tesla Semi, the electric semi truck that Elon Musk unveiled last fall. We know it's...

Jonathan Kesh
Friday, 02 March 2018 - 7:31PM

Scientists Accidentally Simulate Ball Lightning in a Laboratory

Ball lightning is one of the most obscure, perplexing mysteries in meteorology.The name is fairly self-explanatory: ball lighting...

Matthew Loffhagen
Friday, 02 March 2018 - 6:24PM

Astronomers Find 3 Nearby Super-Earth Exoplanets in Newly Discovered Solar System

All things considered, the Earth is small--very small. Out of the thousands of exoplanets we've found over the past few years, only a...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 02 March 2018 - 1:12PM

As Antarctic Sea Ice Levels Hit Record Lows, Climatologists Warn of Rapidly Rising Oceans

Since 1880, the Earth's average temperature has risen about .85 degrees Celsius. That may not seem like a lot, but it's expected to...

Super User
Friday, 02 March 2018 - 1:05PM

Futurist Expert Warns Robots Will Use Humans as Guinea Pigs in Experiments

It sounds like something out of the Twilight Zone, but a futurist's shocking prediction about real life robots using humans as test...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 02 March 2018 - 11:46AM

Poop Trail Seen From Space Leads to 1.5M Adélie Penguin Super-Colony Discovery in Antarctica

For years, environmentalists have been worried about the Adélie penguin. This species of flightless marine bird has been enduring a...

Matthew Loffhagen
Friday, 02 March 2018 - 10:46AM

Artificial Intelligence Discovers an Entirely New Way to Beat 'Q*bert'

Lots of early arcade games are still widely remembered today — Pac-Man, Space Invaders, Donkey Kong, etc. The same can not be...

Jonathan Kesh
Thursday, 01 March 2018 - 8:35PM

Signals From Ancient Stars Could Provide Clues About Dark Matter

Just the other day, news broke that radio signals created by some of the earliest stars in the universe had finally reached Earth...

Jonathan Kesh
Thursday, 01 March 2018 - 8:04PM

Study Finds That Humans Can Use Echolocation Just Like Bats

One of the more interesting Marvel superheroes is Daredevil, a character who is blinded as a child, but who is able to sense the world...

Matthew Loffhagen
Thursday, 01 March 2018 - 7:06PM

Hubble Telescope Finds New Exoplanet With a Water-Filled Atmosphere

Searching the known universe for Earth-like planets is a tiring process, because even beyond its size and relative distance from the...

Matthew Loffhagen
Thursday, 01 March 2018 - 6:33PM

'Time-Traveling Alien Archaeologist' From the Year 6491 Warns Yellowstone Volcano Doomsday Is Imminent

Remember that really creepy interview with a time-traveling alien that popped up on YouTube a few years ago? Looked pretty realistic,...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 01 March 2018 - 1:27PM

UFO Program Director: Pentagon Hiding Alien Metals 'Not From Earth'

Luis Elizondo is probably the most credible advocate we have when it comes to the existence of UFOs, but the more he reveals about his...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 01 March 2018 - 11:39AM

NASA Abandons Space Tech Development Ahead of Trump Budget Cuts

Last year, US President Donald Trump put forth a revised budget for NASA that is set to implement several key changes to the way...

Matthew Loffhagen
Thursday, 01 March 2018 - 11:14AM

Curiosity Rover's New Drilling Method Could Transform NASA's Search for Life on Mars

Rejoice, fans of The Martian: Resourceful thinking and clever jerry-rigging on the Red Planet can indeed salvage a disaster, even...

Super User
Thursday, 01 March 2018 - 11:08AM

GOES-S Advanced Weather Forecasting Satellite May Solve One of Climate Change's Biggest Problems

If you've been living under a rock for the past few years, you might have failed to notice the fact that environmental disasters are...

Matthew Loffhagen
Thursday, 01 March 2018 - 10:42AM

Bus-Sized Asteroid Will Pass Closer Than the Moon This Week

This coming Friday, March 2, an near-Earth asteroid will be sweeping within 70,000 miles (113,000 kilometers) of our planet's...

Jonathan Kesh
Wednesday, 28 February 2018 - 8:42PM

A New Tardigrade Species is Found Hiding in a Parking Lot

Water bears, more formally known as tardigrades, are among the most indestructible animals on the planet. At just 0.02 inches (0.5...

Jonathan Kesh
Wednesday, 28 February 2018 - 7:45PM