Science News

New Research Suggests the Moon Has Widespread Water

Now that there's talk of going back to the Moon at some point, perhaps to even set up a more longterm colony, this raises the question...

Jonathan Kesh
Saturday, 24 February 2018 - 12:37PM

Here is The Exact Spot on Saturn Where the Cassini Spacecraft Crashed

Last September marked the end of an era for NASA, as their long-running Cassini spacecraft finally ended its mission that gave us...

Jonathan Kesh
Friday, 23 February 2018 - 5:41PM

Jeff Bezos Invested $42 Million in a Giant Millennium Clock Buried in the Desert

Yes, Elon Musk decided to build a massive tunnel-drilling company on a whim and launched a $250,000 luxury car into space, but those...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 23 February 2018 - 12:15PM

Universal Expansion Is Speeding Up and It's Blowing Scientists' Minds

The universe is expanding; we've known this for almost a century. (Edwin Hubble is usually given credit for that.) But let's...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 23 February 2018 - 11:29AM

New Trojan Malware Could Mind-Control Neural Networks

Each new technological breakthrough comes seemingly prepackaged with a new way for hackers to kill us all: self-driving cars,...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 23 February 2018 - 10:47AM

Not Bob Ross: Carbon Dating Reveals Neanderthals Made Earliest Known Cave Art

We, as human beings, tend to be very pleased with our own accomplishments.We're special, we like to think – of all of the creatures...

Matthew Loffhagen
Friday, 23 February 2018 - 10:44AM

MIT and Princeton's Robo-Picker Can Precisely Lift Nearly Any Object

As anyone who's ever played one of those claw crane games would know, it's much easier for a robotic claw to drop something than pick...

Jonathan Kesh
Thursday, 22 February 2018 - 8:50PM

SpaceX Fails to Catch $6 Million Cone During a Falcon 9 Rocket Launch

SpaceX had yet another big launch today, as they fired up a Falcon 9 rocket with several important satellites in its payload.And for...

Jonathan Kesh
Thursday, 22 February 2018 - 8:01PM

Harvard Scientists Design an Origami Robot That Slithers Like a Snake

For some reason, scientists seem incredibly keen on making robots that look absolutely terrifying when on the move.Perhaps it's an...

Matthew Loffhagen
Thursday, 22 February 2018 - 7:05PM

'Happy Spacesuit' is Designed to Keep Astronauts From Stressing Out

Life in outer space is not a pleasant experience. Sure, there's the fun of floating around in zero gravity, but there's also nausea,...

Matthew Loffhagen
Thursday, 22 February 2018 - 6:31PM

Terminator Rising: Watch Boston Dynamics' Robot Dog Fight a Human

For decades, sci-fi fans have been haunted by the infamous velociraptor door-opening scene in Jurassic Park.Did that stop Boston...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 22 February 2018 - 11:40AM

NASA's New Spacesuits Have a Built-In Toilet

People still make jokes about the "Russian Space Pen," but there's one thing no one jokes about in the space program: going to the...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 22 February 2018 - 10:56AM

(Watch) SpaceX's Rocket Launch Today Is the Beginning of Worldwide Internet

Elon Musk catches a lot of flak for antics like selling novelty flamethrowers and launching a luxury car into space because he can,...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 22 February 2018 - 10:14AM

Scientists Will Drive Antimatter Around in a Truck for an Experiment

If the original Back to the Future has taught us anything, it's that all scientific experiments are better when they're on wheels. As...

Matthew Loffhagen
Wednesday, 21 February 2018 - 7:21PM

Amateur Astronomer Discovers Distant Supernova While Testing a New Camera

After years of study and searching, astronomers have finally gained a look at the earliest start of a supernova's massive explosion....

Matthew Loffhagen
Wednesday, 21 February 2018 - 6:35PM

Astronomers Have Discovered a Bunch of New 'Ultramassive' Black Holes

First, a little perspective: the sun is about 330,000 times more massive than the Earth, which means it's large enough to fit 1.3...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 21 February 2018 - 12:18PM

Hackers Use 'Honey Pot' Tactics on Facebook to Take Your Phone

The early 2000s had fraudulent emails from Nigerian princes. The 2010s have seductive Facebook messages from hackers using fake...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 21 February 2018 - 11:37AM

Baby Kraken! Internet Goes Gaga Over Tiny, Deep-Sea Dumbo Octopus Hatchling

It constantly surprises people that we know more about the surface of the Moon than we do about our ocean floor. So much down there...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 21 February 2018 - 11:00AM

Aquatic Aliens? Deep Sea Australian Voyage Nets Bizarre New Fish Species

The aphorism "there's plenty of fish in the sea" is terrible consolation after a breakup, but scientifically a very true statement...

Andrew LaSane
Wednesday, 21 February 2018 - 10:59AM

Bigelow Aerospace Wants Customers for Their Inflatable Space Station Modules

Who doesn't love camping? The joy of sleeping in a tent, cooking under the stars, and breathing the cool, fresh air of the great...

Matthew Loffhagen
Tuesday, 20 February 2018 - 7:50PM