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SpaceX Will Send a New Robotic Hand Up to the International Space Station

Next week, SpaceX will launch a Falcon 9 rocket containing important cargo to resupply the International Space Station, which they've...

Jonathan Kesh
Sunday, 24 June 2018 - 2:34PM

Astronomer Takes a Photo of the Milky Way Using a Crystal Ball As a Lens

The image of a toy marble with a colorful streak running through the center of it is a common one. And it's easy to see that streak as...

Jonathan Kesh
Saturday, 23 June 2018 - 5:08PM

Astronauts Test Out Sextants to See if the Seafaring Tool Can Be Useful in Space

There's a lot of parallels between ocean voyages and space voyages, mostly revolving around their shared trait of "trained...

Jonathan Kesh
Saturday, 23 June 2018 - 4:25PM

The International Space Station Released a Satellite Which Harpoons Space Junk For Its First Field Test

This small cube which resembles a Borg cube may not seem like much (unless you've seen enough Star Trek: The Next Generation to be...

Jonathan Kesh
Saturday, 23 June 2018 - 1:32PM

Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter Photographs a 'Blue Dune' on the Red Planet

Mars is called the Red Planet because it's predominantly red, of course. But that hasn't stopped NASA from taking some blue...

Jonathan Kesh
Saturday, 23 June 2018 - 12:02PM

An Italian Composer is Assembling a Symphony Orchestra Full of Only Robots

When you think of "futuristic instruments" you probably think of synthesizers just like most other people (even if they've been...

Jonathan Kesh
Friday, 22 June 2018 - 6:30PM

All the Ways You Can Kill Yourself on Mars: The Most Disastrous Astronaut Simulation Ever

With all our technological cunning, with everything at our disposal, at this point in human evolution, just how wrong could a human...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 22 June 2018 - 1:44PM

Antartica Is Getting Taller—And That Could Help Humans Delay Global Warming

It seems that Antarctica is a much stranger place than anyone--especially the scientists who study it--ever expected.   Apart from...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 22 June 2018 - 12:53PM

We Just Proved Einstein's Theory of Relativity on a Galactic Scale for the First Time

When Einstein's theories overturned some of the fundamental ideas of Newtonian physics (and how scientists viewed the universe), it...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 22 June 2018 - 12:15PM

An Experimental Flying 'Dragon' Drone Can Stretch Out and Perform Aerial Acrobatics

As drones continue to grow in popularity, the conventional quadcopter design is easily the most common type of drone you'll come...

Jonathan Kesh
Thursday, 21 June 2018 - 7:21PM

The Entirety of Mars is Now Covered By a Single Massive Dust Storm

A couple weeks ago, NASA grew concerned that their aging Mars rover Opportunity could be in danger, as it lay right in the path of...

Jonathan Kesh
Thursday, 21 June 2018 - 6:14PM

We Just Found the First-Ever Surgeon's 'Limb Pit' From the Civil War

When archaeologists found the site of a barbarian massacre in Denmark last month, we were ready to give that the trophy for Most Gory...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 21 June 2018 - 1:46PM

After Decades of Searching, We've Finally Found All of the Universe's (Normal) Matter

Humans may be destined to wipe out all other life in the cosmos, but we're sure stumbling at the first hurdles when it comes to...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 21 June 2018 - 12:54PM

The Creators of Stonehenge Used the Pythagorean Theorem—2,000 Years Before Pythagoras

If you made it through high school math, you probably remember a2+b2=c2, the Pythagorean theorem.   It's an incredibly useful tool...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 21 June 2018 - 12:41PM

New Research Suggests That Tyrannosaurus Rex Had No Way to Stick Out Its Tongue

Getting eaten by a Tyrannosaurus rex was certainly a problem for various species living during the late Cretaceous period. But at...

Jonathan Kesh
Wednesday, 20 June 2018 - 7:29PM

NASA Reveals New Plans For Detecting and Avoiding Possible Asteroid Impacts

In a big announcement that includes plenty of assurances that we're not currently in danger of an asteroid impact, NASA has a new...

Jonathan Kesh
Wednesday, 20 June 2018 - 6:20PM

Want to Find Out the Moment of Your Death? Google's Deep-Learning AI Can Tell You

If it was possible, would you want to learn the moment when you will die? If Google's new artificial intelligence is as sophisticated...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 20 June 2018 - 1:21PM

The Future of the Universe Is Dark, But Aliens Could Harness Stars to Light the Way

The universe has been around for about 13.7 billion years, but looking farther down the road, things start to get pretty bleak. In 100...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 20 June 2018 - 12:41PM

New Research Says Aliens Could Have Lived on Ancient Mars

New research into Mars' history may revolutionize our image of the Red Planet, including the ongoing investigation into whether it...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 20 June 2018 - 12:12PM

Venus' Atmosphere is So Extreme That It Can Alter the Length of the Planet's Day

When discussing space travel, there's a reason we typically focus on Mars and less so on Venus — the second planet in our solar...

Jonathan Kesh
Tuesday, 19 June 2018 - 6:08PM