Science News

Doctors Say the First Case of Super-Gonorrhea Resistant to Antibiotics Was Just Confirmed in the UK

Putting the word "super" in front of anything makes it sound 10 times more extreme (superstorm, supermarket, Super Mario), which is...

Andrew LaSane
Friday, 30 March 2018 - 11:18AM

New Investigation Reveals the Ambitious 'Mars One' Project May Be a Scam—And If It Isn't, It's a Mess

When Mars One was founded by Bas Lansdorp and Arno Wielders in 2011, its stated goal was to establish a human settlement on Mars by...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 30 March 2018 - 10:44AM

German Company 'Festo' Creates a Robotic Spider and a Robotic Bat

The German engineering company Festo has a history of creating robotic animals, and they're adding two new oddballs to their...

Jonathan Kesh
Thursday, 29 March 2018 - 7:30PM

Fossilized Baby Tyrannosaur Teeth Have Been Uncovered in Montana

The Tyrannosaurus rex still looked absolutely terrifying even as a kid, going off these enormous new fossils.A team of researchers...

Jonathan Kesh
Thursday, 29 March 2018 - 6:32PM

Paleontologists Say They've Discovered a Nightmarish New Dinosaur With 'Meat Hook' Claws

Paleontologists have announced some pretty cool new dinosaurs over the past year, including the rainbow-feathered Caihong juji, the...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 29 March 2018 - 12:54PM

Two Airline Pilots in Different Planes Say They Spotted the Same UFO Flying Over the New Mexico Border

For every 10 blurry photos of a "crashed alien craft" near Antarctica or Mylar party balloons mistakenly identified as flying...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 29 March 2018 - 12:01PM

Oldest-Ever-Found Human Footprints in North America Rewrite History of When We Settled the Continent

As we turn our attention to the stars to search for life on other planets, it's easy to forget that the history of life on our Earth...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 29 March 2018 - 10:58AM

Geologists Say Plate Tectonics Are Splitting the Entire African Continent in Two—Can Anyone Stop it?

Things aren't looking good for Kenya right now--the country is literally splitting in two.Enormous rifts have opened within the...

Matthew Loffhagen
Thursday, 29 March 2018 - 10:37AM

New Oxygen Isotope Study Says Water Was Present on Earth Before Impact That Formed the Moon

The Earth was wet before the moon was created.That's the theory put forth as a result of new findings from a study of oxygen isotopes...

Matthew Loffhagen
Thursday, 29 March 2018 - 10:16AM

NASA's InSight Lander Will Look Under the Surface of Mars For the First Time

Mars doesn't experience earthquakes (or rather, "marsquakes") in the same way Earth does, because Mars doesn't have appear to have...

Jonathan Kesh
Wednesday, 28 March 2018 - 8:11PM

Astronomers Discover a Transparent, Seemingly Impossible Galaxy Without Dark Matter In It

Despite how little we know about dark matter, we can tell when it's there, from the way it impacts galaxies and causes strange...

Jonathan Kesh
Wednesday, 28 March 2018 - 6:36PM

Archeologists Discover 81 Lost Ancient Settlements Hidden in the Amazon Rainforest

Considering how extensively the world has been mapped out by this point, one might be forgiven for thinking that all the really cool...

Matthew Loffhagen
Wednesday, 28 March 2018 - 1:51PM

New Study Says It's Time for Us to Expand Our Criteria for Finding Alien-Life-Hosting Planets

Drake Equation aside, there's one big obstacle to finding exoplanets that may support life: our own lack of imagination.   For...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 28 March 2018 - 1:03PM

Scientists Say They Just Discovered a New Organ Hiding Inside the Human Body

We are at a point in human civilization where some things seem absolute. There is a lot going on inside the human body, but if you...

Andrew LaSane
Wednesday, 28 March 2018 - 11:50AM

Bizarre Coded Voicemail Sent to Twitter Users Says Aliens Are Coming to Invade Earth

A little over two weeks ago, Twitter user @strayedaway (real name Ty) received a strange voicemail on his phone: a robotic voice...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 28 March 2018 - 11:39AM

Falling Chinese Space Station Update: Tiangong-1 Satellite May Crash Into New Jersey on Easter

There's nothing we can do to stop Tiangong-1, China's first space satellite, from falling out of orbit and crashing through the...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 28 March 2018 - 11:13AM

Astronomers Say Newfound Metal Planet as Dense as Mercury May Finally Reveal How Our Solar System Formed

Mercury is special among the planets in our solar system for a number of reasons (not least because Han Solo has been spotted frozen...

Matthew Loffhagen
Wednesday, 28 March 2018 - 10:21AM

SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket Created a Hole In Earth's Atmosphere During a Launch

Of course, any rocket heading into space will have to break through several levels of the Earth's atmosphere. But it's not common for...

Jonathan Kesh
Tuesday, 27 March 2018 - 8:14PM

NASA's James Webb Telescope is Delayed Yet Again After Failing Its Latest Tests

Once it's finally in space, the James Webb Space Telescope will be one of the most powerful telescopes in NASA's arsenal. Which is...

Jonathan Kesh
Tuesday, 27 March 2018 - 6:41PM

Astronomers Say They've Found a Brown Dwarf With Its Own Planet for the First Time in History

What's the difference between a planet and a star?This isn't a set-up for a dumb joke, but rather a genuine question that astronomers...

Matthew Loffhagen
Tuesday, 27 March 2018 - 1:51PM