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Scientists Discover Over a Dozen 'Ice Volcanoes' on the Solar System's Largest Asteroid

There's a lot of weird stuff floating around in space, including interstellar grease and at least one asteroid worth about $700...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 18 September 2018 - 12:30PM

New Quantum Principle Suggesting Objects Can be Two Temperatures Simultaneously Rivals 'Schrodinger's Cat'

If Breaking Bad did anything for science literacy, it was introducing the name 'Heisenberg' into pop culture. For those of you who...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 18 September 2018 - 11:47AM

Deadly Donation: New Study Explains How One Organ Donor Spread Cancer to Four People

There's only one emotional gut-punch worse than being told you have cancer, and that's being told your cancer came from...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 18 September 2018 - 11:08AM

Why You Shouldn't Get High in Space, According to Neil deGrasse Tyson

Getting high while you're getting high—it's the easiest stoner joke to make about pilots or astronauts hypothetically consuming a...

Andrew LaSane
Tuesday, 18 September 2018 - 10:33AM

Disinformation War: US Politicians Say 'Deepfake' Technology Can Post a Threat to National Security

Reality is turning into a battleground, just like dystopian fiction said it would: a new study has found that Russian agents were...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 17 September 2018 - 11:54AM

This Simple Blood Test Will Reveal Whether You're An Early Bird Or A Night Owl

When most people hear the words "biological clock" they think of the push for someone to settle down and start a family before it's...

Andrew LaSane
Monday, 17 September 2018 - 11:21AM

[WATCH] SpaceX Will Reveal Their Plan to Send a Private Passenger Around the Moon Today

Despite the scandals swirling around Elon Musk, which now range from smoking a spliff on a live podcast to calling a British cave...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 17 September 2018 - 10:54AM

Taking Your Banal Jobs: Creator of Google's Self-Driving Car Program Wants to Automate Office Drudgery

You can be forgiven for mistaking the name "Cresta" for a kind of toothpaste or pharmaceutical--though the company's focus is...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 17 September 2018 - 10:19AM

Trekkies Rejoice! Astronomers Have Found Spock's Home World, Planet Vulcan... Sort Of

According to a recent study led by University of Florida astronomer Jian Ge and published in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical...

Andrew LaSane
Friday, 14 September 2018 - 1:19PM

Aliens, Spies, Sabotage, or...? Sunspot Solar Observatory Remains Closed After Mysterious 'Security Issue'

Over in Sunspot, New Mexico last week, the National Solar Observatory raised a few eyebrows when the group that manages it,...

Andrew LaSane
Friday, 14 September 2018 - 12:35PM

Scientists Now Claim Earth's Closest Exoplanet May Be Able To Sustain Life After All

Could we be one step closer to finally putting this cursed rock we call Earth in our rearview forever and moving on to a new world?...

Andrew LaSane
Thursday, 13 September 2018 - 1:31PM

The Apple Watch Series 4 Is Basically a Medical Clinic Attached to Your Wrist

By most accounts, the Apple Watch is just too complicated for its own good: it's too clunky and small to perform its more complex...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 13 September 2018 - 10:49AM

Project Much? Paranoid Russian Media Doubles Down on Claim That ISS Hole Was Sabotage By NASA Astronauts

In case you missed it, a couple weeks ago astronauts aboard the International Space Station found a small hole on the side where the...

Andrew LaSane
Thursday, 13 September 2018 - 10:25AM

Neil deGrasse Tyson Defends Space Force on 'The Late Show', Saying Science and War Have Always Been Intertwined

To most people, Neil deGrasse Tyson is the cool uncle of popular science: he's humorous, wacky, and a little wise. In fact, he's the...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 13 September 2018 - 10:03AM

Real-Life X-Men: A Single Genetic Mutation May Have Turned Ancient Humans Into the World's Best Long-Distance Runners

Along with having the most developed brain among all animals on Earth and the distinction of creating both the atomic bomb and the...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 12 September 2018 - 12:26PM

The ISS Captured This Mind-Boggling Video While Flying Over Hurricane Florence

As Hurricane Florence closes in on Wilmington, North Carolina (where it's projected to make landfall tomorrow), the ISS managed to...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 12 September 2018 - 11:39AM

This Moon Landing Brought to You By... NASA Announces That They Might Be Putting Ads on Rockets

A lot of cyberpunk books and movies imagine a future where corporations control not just Earth, but the stars, too. It always seemed a...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 12 September 2018 - 10:58AM

Amazon Submitted A Patent To Create A "Shark Cage" To Protect Human Workers From Robots

When Amazon isn't planning on creating drone beehives in cities or treating its human workers like robots, it's apparently developing...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 11 September 2018 - 12:03PM

Massive Wind and Solar Farms Could Transform the Sahara Into a Real-Life 'Dune'

Most people remember two things about Dune: the sandworms and the spice. But if you go back and read the original, you'll notice...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 11 September 2018 - 11:27AM

Two Galaxies Collided to Create a Ring of Black Holes... Or Neutron Stars

A while ago, we reported on Sean Raymond's fascinating research into whether Isaac Asimov's fictional planet Kalgash (which was bathed...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 11 September 2018 - 10:44AM