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China's Nuclear-Powered Space Shuttle Just Changed the Space Race

We've said it before, but we'll say it again: we laughed when we heard Luxembourg said it was aiming to become the asteroid mining...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 04 December 2017 - 11:04AM

Why There's a 'High Chance' We'll Find Alien Life in Our Solar System

Thirty years ago, President Reagan stood before the United Nations and gave a speech that included the line "I occasionally think how...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 04 December 2017 - 10:08AM

Chernobyl Will Soon Be Converted Into a Giant Solar Farm

While you're likely familiar with the Chernobyl incident, just in case you're one of today's lucky 10,000: in 1986, a faulty nuclear...

Jonathan Kesh
Sunday, 03 December 2017 - 6:31PM

NASA Finds an Odd Green Comet With Unusual Ingredients

Comet 45P last flew by the Earth around early February 2017, and if you had a chance to see it, you probably remember it as the large...

Jonathan Kesh
Sunday, 03 December 2017 - 12:54PM

Amazon Patents a Self-Destructing Delivery Drone

Whenever you're watching a movie where the villain's doomsday device has a convenient "self-destruct" button that the hero...

Jonathan Kesh
Saturday, 02 December 2017 - 4:40PM

Voyager 1 Fires Up Its Old Thrusters After 37 Years

NASA's Voyager 1 spacecraft, the only probe we've sent into interstellar space (the empty space between solar systems), is tough to...

Jonathan Kesh
Saturday, 02 December 2017 - 11:45AM

China Just Discovered an Entirely New Form of Matter by Accident

By now it's pretty safe to say that there's a lot we don't understand about the universe.Sometimes, a scientific attempt to uncover...

Matthew Loffhagen
Friday, 01 December 2017 - 11:38AM

Elon Musk Plans to Dig a Giant 'Boring Company' Tunnel Under Chicago

Good old Elon Musk. You can always count on the eccentric billionaire to announce some new ridiculous scheme whenever he starts...

Matthew Loffhagen
Thursday, 30 November 2017 - 7:19PM

Scientists Have Solved the Mystery of the Yeti

It has been called many things over the centuries, including the Yeti, the Abominable Snowman, and the Bumble in Rudolph, the...

Andrew LaSane
Thursday, 30 November 2017 - 2:42PM

Scientists Essentially Just Created a New Life Form

There's a pretty clear dividing line in the scientific community between those who belief that Jurassic Park is a cautionary tale, and...

Matthew Loffhagen
Thursday, 30 November 2017 - 10:35AM

Sophia the Robot is Crowdfunding Her Learning to Absorb More Knowledge

Well, looks like we've almost arrived at the singularity. A robot is looking to absorb the entirety of humanity's knowledge, and it's...

Matthew Loffhagen
Tuesday, 28 November 2017 - 8:34PM

Think the Bali Volcano Was Bad? Eruptions Will Only Increase as Climate Change Gets Worse

With authorities urging more than 100,000 residents to evacuate Bali since Mount Agung began erupting Saturday, the next...

Andrew LaSane
Tuesday, 28 November 2017 - 10:33AM

'Origami' Soft Robots Can Carry 1000 Times Their Own Weight

The future of robotics is here, and it's squishy. As much as we imagine the robot age to be a world of cold, impersonal steel...

Matthew Loffhagen
Monday, 27 November 2017 - 5:38PM

NASA Drone Race Pits a Human Pilot Against Artificial Intelligence

Out of the many, many projects that NASA is currently working on, a more earthbound task involves research into autonomous drones,...

Jonathan Kesh
Sunday, 26 November 2017 - 1:29PM

Tesla's Electric Semi Truck Is Drawing Some Major Buyers

Elon Musk's Tesla company has been getting bigger, and we mean that more literally than figuratively, with much of this month's...

Jonathan Kesh
Saturday, 25 November 2017 - 12:30PM

Toyota's T-HR3 Can Mimic Your Movements Like a Robotic Avatar

In the worlds of both science fiction and real robotics development, one of many major goals is to create a machine which can...

Jonathan Kesh
Tuesday, 21 November 2017 - 6:36PM

Our First Asteroid From Another Solar System Is Shaped Like a Giant Cigar

Years ago, before the era of high definition camera smartphones and when The X-Files ruled television, amateur alien-hunters...

Matthew Loffhagen
Monday, 20 November 2017 - 8:27PM

Scientists Predict Catastrophic Earthquake Spike in 2018

Global warming is speeding up, the Earth's rotation is slowing down, and 2018 may see 20 massive earthquakes a year become the new...

Matthew Loffhagen
Monday, 20 November 2017 - 11:21AM

Watch a Meteor Fall to Earth From an Astronaut's Point of View

It's always cool when you look up into the sky and catch a brief glimpse of a meteor as it shoots through the night sky. It's even...

Jonathan Kesh
Sunday, 19 November 2017 - 6:30PM

NASA Is Building Advanced Tools for a Future Mission to Mars' Moons

With all the focus on Mars lately, from NASA's planned rover launching in 2020, to Elon Musk's claims that he can get humans to the...

Jonathan Kesh
Sunday, 19 November 2017 - 11:57AM