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Pluto Is A Planet Again: Florida Astronomers Discover The Hidden Reason Behind A Fatal Flaw In The Old Definition

For some, Pluto always has been and always will be the ninth planet in our solar system. Back in 2006, the International...

Andrew LaSane
Monday, 10 September 2018 - 11:57AM

Russians Want to Clone a 40,000-Year-Old Baby Horse...Then a Woolly Mammoth

It has been 22 years since scientists successfully cloned the first mammal (RIP Dolly the Sheep) and over a century since the cloning...

Andrew LaSane
Thursday, 06 September 2018 - 11:46AM

A New Experiment Will Attempt to Find the Fifth Universal Force: the "Dark Force"

In 1977, Star Wars: A New Hope taught us about the Dark Side of the Force. Now, in a weird bit of synchronicity, The Guardian writes...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 04 September 2018 - 1:54PM

Is This How the World Ends? Scientists Say Earth Will Transform Dramatically in the Next 100 Years

According to a new study published in the journal Science, the Earth's going to transform radically within the next century--new...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 04 September 2018 - 1:15PM

Japan Is Launching a Mini Space Elevator Into Orbit This Month

As the famous Arthur C. Clarke quote goes, "The Space Elevator will be built about 50 years after everyone stops laughing." Why all...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 04 September 2018 - 12:21PM

Cosmic Reanimator: Black Holes Can Jump-Start Nearby Dead Stars, Causing Them to Reignite

Physicists have known for a while that the edge of a black hole is where the normal laws of the universe start to bend and warp--get...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 31 August 2018 - 12:09PM

Ghost Ship: NASA Finds Long-Lost Spacecraft, But It Won't Follow Their Orders

NASA's no stranger to losing multi-million-dollar pieces of equipment--the Cassini satellite had its highly publicized Grand Finale...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 31 August 2018 - 11:18AM

Astronomers Have Spotted a Monstrous Star Factory Built Around Three Galactic Cores

Astronomers have spotted some pretty amazing (and disturbing) things lurking in the far reaches of the universe, like a huge black...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 30 August 2018 - 1:22PM

Astronauts Have Found an Oxygen Leak on the ISS, Potentially Caused by a Meteorite

Anyone who's seen the infamous CQB episode on The Expanse knows that a hull breach on a spacecraft is a red alert--right? Well,...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 30 August 2018 - 12:45PM

NASA May Have Confirmed the Existence of Water on Jupiter

Water is the key for a lot more than just life in the cosmic scheme of things--as one of the most abundant solvents in the...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 30 August 2018 - 12:11PM

Ancient Fossils Found Containing Wasps That Kill From Within, Xenomorph Style

As far as iconic horror movie monsters go, the xenomorphs from the Alien franchise are among the scariest because of the invasiveness...

Andrew LaSane
Thursday, 30 August 2018 - 11:59AM

Fiery Meteor Falling Near Perth, Australia Caught on Camera Last Night

No matter how many times you see one, watching a meteor fall to Earth is still surreal--especially the most recent one near Perth....

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 29 August 2018 - 1:23PM

The Orion Spacecraft Is Almost Complete... And Will Take Humans Back to the Moon

Over the last seven months, technicians at Lockheed Martin have been carefully welding together the components of the capsule of the...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 29 August 2018 - 12:40PM

The New Horizons Spacecraft Has Spotted Ultima Thule – One of the Remotest Bodies in the Solar System

New Horizons has already broken new ground and made headlines with its first-ever close-up photos of Pluto and even found evidence for...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 29 August 2018 - 12:09PM

Python Species Cross-Breeding In The Florida Everglades Have Created A Hybrid 'Super Snake'

It sounds like one of those old Sci-Fi Channel original movies (the New York Times even called it "The Snake That's Eating Florida"),...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 28 August 2018 - 1:30PM

New Study Claims Air Pollution Can Cause 'Huge' Reduction in Intelligence

Residents of Beijing are all too familiar with the physical health effects of air pollution--like the 'Beijing cough'--but a new study...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 28 August 2018 - 12:48PM

SpaceX Passing NASA Tests with Flying Colors, Will Be Ready for Crewed Launch On Time

After carrying out several successful deliveries to the International Space Station, SpaceX is poised to become the first private...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 28 August 2018 - 11:58AM

We May Finally Know What Dinosaur DNA Looked Like, But Will Scientists Clone a T-Rex?

If you've seen Jurassic Park then you probably remember the scene where they are given a crash course in the science of bringing...

Andrew LaSane
Monday, 27 August 2018 - 1:16PM

NASA Releases Stunning New Images Showing Clouds of Dust Swirling Around the Earth

There's a hundred different ways to look at the Earth, from heat maps to magnetic imaging, but one dimension that's particularly...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 27 August 2018 - 1:09PM

An Aquatic, Autonomous Terminator Robot Has Been Designed to Hunt Down Lionfish in the Caribbean

If you ever need a practical example of scientific problem-solving in action, consider the lionfish, dubbed "the poster child for...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 27 August 2018 - 12:41PM