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American Victims of Sonic 'Health Attacks' in China Suspect a Conspiracy Cover-Up

It sounds like the beginning of a Cold War political thriller or a Black Mirror episode: according to NBC, over a dozen Americans...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 31 October 2018 - 12:46PM

DARPA Just Showed Off Its New Autonomous Helicopter, and It Works Like a Dream

With all the hype surrounding self-driving cars, self-driving helicopters were inevitable, right? Well, not quite. Though DARPA...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 31 October 2018 - 12:18PM

New Study Involving "Schrodinger's Bacteria" Could Be Next Step in Quantum Biology

Recently, researchers at the University of Basque were able to model Darwinian evolution in simulated cells using a quantum computer,...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 30 October 2018 - 2:55PM

New Study Debunks Glasses Claiming to Allow Colorblind People to See Color

If you have a Facebook page, you've probably had a friend share a video of a colorblind person breaking down in tears after trying on...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 30 October 2018 - 2:21PM

Scientists Are Looking Exploring Hibernation for Space Travel, Just Like 'Alien'

Everybody knows that familiar scene in sci-fi movies where the camera pans over a row of cryogenic chambers containing the crew...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 30 October 2018 - 1:39PM

Hybrid IVF Procedure Allows Two Women to Carry the Same Baby

We probably don't need to fully explain how in vitro fertilization typically works, but generally speaking it involves injecting sperm...

Andrew LaSane
Tuesday, 30 October 2018 - 1:03PM

Meet AttnGAN: A New AI That Creates Nightmarish Images Inspired By Your Words

Creativity has long been the domain of humanity, but a new AI program called AttnGAN may pose a bold (if surreal) challenge to the...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 29 October 2018 - 2:22PM

Scientists Discover A Way To Turn Human Urine Into Bricks

The past few years have seen some big scientific advances when it comes to urine, especially when it comes to power: a research team...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 29 October 2018 - 1:58PM

Who Wants To Live Forever? A New Video Explores What Humans Look Like In A Future 1,000 Years From Today

In 1926, Lee DeForest (the inventor of the vacuum tube) claimed that landing a person on the Moon and bringing them back alive would...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 29 October 2018 - 1:02PM

Better Than Cannabis? Swiss Scientists Unlock A Chemical Compound In New Zealand Moss That Functions Like THC

A team of scientists in Switzerland conducted a study revealing that a chemical compound in an obscure moss-like plant native to...

Andrew LaSane
Monday, 29 October 2018 - 11:54AM

NOAA's Latest Report Says Winter Is Coming... But Not Really

For the past few weeks here on the east coast of the United States it has felt like, when Mother Nature was done with summer, she...

Andrew LaSane
Monday, 29 October 2018 - 10:14AM

There's a Weird Cloud Hanging Around a Dormant Volcano on Mars

Weather on other planets is strange. Jupiter's been dealing with a huge storm on its surface for over a century (the infamous 'Great...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 26 October 2018 - 2:24PM

The New Horizons Spacecraft Is Closing in on Ultima Thule for a 'Historic' Flyby

Earlier this year, NASA announced that the next stop for the New Horizons spacecraft after Pluto would be Ultima Thule, a distant...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 26 October 2018 - 1:43PM

Christie's Has Auctioned Off Its First Piece of AI Art for $432,500

Modern art has become infamous for selling ridiculous novelties for insane prices (such as an artist's messy, blood-stained bed or...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 26 October 2018 - 1:01PM

This Is Your Brain on Space — Study Shows Lasting Effects of Cosmonaut Life

Being an astronaut (or cosmonaut) is still considered one of the coolest jobs ever to kids of all ages, but there may be a negative...

Andrew LaSane
Friday, 26 October 2018 - 11:17AM

New Study Shows Potential Link Between Stress, Memory Loss, and Brain Shrinkage

Ironically, telling someone that stress has the power to shrink their brain and cause memory loss (even at a young age!) seems like a...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 25 October 2018 - 12:50PM

Astronomers Still Puzzled by Blue Asteroid Causing the Geminid Meteor Showers

When we're not narrowly avoiding collisions with them or planning to blow them up with nuclear weapons, scientists are busy studying...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 25 October 2018 - 12:26PM

Crows Become Third Species to Create Compound Tools, After Humans and Great Apes

Remember when you learned that tool-making was one of the major features that set humans apart from all other animals? Well, that...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 25 October 2018 - 11:45AM

Astronomers Have Found a Way to Spot Supermassive Black Hole Mergers

We've said this before, but we'll say it again: black holes are weird. Stephen Hawking once thought they were gateways to another...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 24 October 2018 - 1:59PM

Stephen Hawking's Last Paper Tried to Solve the 'Information Paradox' of Black Holes

Stephen Hawking apparently spent his last days sorting through some of the biggest, most mind-blowing problems in science, including...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 24 October 2018 - 1:22PM