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A New Harvard Start-Up Aims to Reverse Aging in Dogs, Then Humans

Earlier this year, Dr. Ian Pearson claimed that humans would obtain immortality by 2050, a statement that's been met with equal...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 23 May 2018 - 1:07PM

Neuroscientists Say This Drug May Be the Secret to Curing the Effect Space Has on Memory

NASA has been dealing with fears over 'space madness' for decades, but in all those years, there have been a grand total of zero...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 23 May 2018 - 12:16PM

Amazon Is Now Quietly Selling AI-Enhanced Facial 'Rekognition' Tech to the Government

As fascinating as they are ethically dubious, artificial intelligence and facial recognition technology have been creeping into almost...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 23 May 2018 - 11:44AM

The World's Most Overlooked Element Could Transform What We Know About Time

For most people with smartphones or other digital devices, keeping time has become a given. Time zones and daylights savings don't...

Andrew LaSane
Wednesday, 23 May 2018 - 11:02AM

Giant Hammerhead Flatworms Which Can Regenerate Themselves are a Growing Problem in France

It would be one thing if a single invasive species began making a home somewhere it wasn't supposed to. But when there's several...

Jonathan Kesh
Tuesday, 22 May 2018 - 8:17PM

An Artificial Intelligence is Taught to Tell Jokes, and the Results are Almost Funny

It's always fascinating to watch an AI program attempt creative tasks — partly because of the philosophical questions that come...

Jonathan Kesh
Tuesday, 22 May 2018 - 7:19PM

This Shape-Shifting Robot Can Teach Itself to Walk on Anything (No Humans Required)

If imagining Boston Dynamics' Atlas relentlessly chasing you down through the woods like a low-budget Terminator doesn't scare you,...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 22 May 2018 - 1:32PM

Scientists Say They Can Finally Explain Saturn's Weirdly Shaped Inner Moons

If you thought moons always look ours--white, cratered, and sphere-shaped--Saturn's inner moons prove otherwise: of its roughly 150...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 22 May 2018 - 12:33PM

We Just Found an Ancient Barbarian Massacre That Makes 'Game of Thrones' Sound Tame

Over 400 years before the anonymous, knife-handed Longobard warrior found in Northern Italy walked the Earth, two Germanic tribes met...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 22 May 2018 - 11:44AM

Humans Are Less Than 1% of Life on Earth—But We've Killed Most of the Other 99%

As a famous wordsmith once said: "Men lie, women lie, numbers don't." The argument that humans have contributed greatly to the current...

Andrew LaSane
Tuesday, 22 May 2018 - 11:06AM

Astronomers Have Discovered Two Distant and Very Bright 'High Redshift' Quasars

Quasars are among the brightest and farthest objects we've found throughout the known universe, but we haven't found very many. So...

Jonathan Kesh
Monday, 21 May 2018 - 7:45PM

SpaceX Shares New Details On Its 'Crew Dragon' Spacecraft Designed for Human Spaceflight

With everything SpaceX has done recently (several dozen successful rocket launches and a Tesla floating through space to show for it)...

Jonathan Kesh
Monday, 21 May 2018 - 6:50PM

Cornell's New 'Social' Robot Can Literally Get Goosebumps

For years, technology has had an ongoing struggle with the Uncanny Valley, which has been made painfully obvious by robots like...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 21 May 2018 - 1:29PM

Pan-STARRS Says It Just Found an Ancient Interstellar Asteroid Near Jupiter

Last year, the weird, needle-shaped interstellar asteroid Oumuamua zoomed through our solar system, marking the first time we've had a...

Super User
Monday, 21 May 2018 - 12:33PM

Humans May Not Be Able to Reproduce on Mars, Study Says

If you're planning on hitching a ride on a Falcon 9 and starting a new life on a Martian colony growing potatoes, we have some bad...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 21 May 2018 - 12:19PM

NASA Will Launch a 'Cold Atom' Experiment to the ISS That's Much Colder Than Deep Space

When the Orbital ATK Antares rocket launches from Virginia tomorrow, it'll send a fascinating new experiment up to the International...

Jonathan Kesh
Sunday, 20 May 2018 - 5:40PM

The Chinese Space Agency is About to Launch a Satellite to the Dark Side of the Moon

Eventually, China plans to land a rover on the dark side of the Moon, a first expedition into a lunar frontier which has gone...

Jonathan Kesh
Sunday, 20 May 2018 - 3:28PM

Scientists Successfully Transplanted Memories From One Sea Snail to Another

Extracting, cloning, or replicating memories has been a major staple in science fiction for a long time, appearing in everything from...

Jonathan Kesh
Sunday, 20 May 2018 - 2:23PM

Upcoming 'Antares' Rocket Launch Might Be Visible All Along the U.S. East Coast

This Monday, May 21, 2018, will be business as usual for NASA as they launch another rocket carrying supplies to the International...

Jonathan Kesh
Sunday, 20 May 2018 - 1:10PM

NASA Finds a Solution for Repairing the Curiosity Rover's Busted Drill on Mars

While Curiosity has been an effective Mars rover, both in what it's discovered and how it's become the anthropomorphized public face...

Jonathan Kesh
Saturday, 19 May 2018 - 6:36PM