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Goldman Sachs Says The First Trillionaire Will Invest In Space: Here's Where To Get Your Hands Dirty

Decades after the Bitcoin hype-train grinds to a halt, the real gold rush will begin – in space. We already know there's an...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 23 April 2018 - 10:48AM

Our Brains Are Melting After Conspiracy Theorist Retracts His Claim That The World Ends Today

It's the end of the world as we know it, but... We feel fine. Despite David Meade's claim that April 23, 2018, will be the day the...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 23 April 2018 - 10:08AM

Curiosity Rover Helps Uncover Muddy Evidence of Ancient Lakes on Mars

The Curiosity rover has been an invaluable (and, at times, lovable) contribution to our ever growing knowledge on Mars. Particularly...

Jonathan Kesh
Sunday, 22 April 2018 - 4:15PM

Newly Discovered 'Exploding Ant' Species is a Terrifying Product of Evolution

When you have ants in your house or apartment, it's gross and you usually have tons of them to deal with. But hey, at least they...

Jonathan Kesh
Sunday, 22 April 2018 - 11:50AM

A Sudden Solar Storm Lights Up the Sky With 'Electric Blue Auroras'

While dangerous on occasion, geomagnetic storms are typically harmless. And they're undetectable to the average person except in one...

Jonathan Kesh
Saturday, 21 April 2018 - 4:04PM

NASA's Planned Space Station By the Moon Will Be Ready in the Next Decade

A lot of NASA's funding tends to be shaky right now, with budget allocations for some projects being slashed without a clear reason...

Jonathan Kesh
Saturday, 21 April 2018 - 2:47PM

Scientists Say They've Found One of the First Modern Instances of Genetic Mutation in Humans

You might think humans have reached their natural evolutionary peak--we've got thumbs, big brains, and the ability to start editing...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 20 April 2018 - 12:19PM

If Wormholes Exist, This Scientist Says We Just Discovered the Secret to Finding Them

If wormholes exist, we may be one step closer to finding them thanks to a new study authored by Indian physicist Rajibul Shaikh.  ...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 20 April 2018 - 11:41AM

Scientists Say They've Finally Found the Real Reason Dinosaurs Flourished—And It's Deadly

The extinction of the dinosaurs created an opportunity for mammals to take over the world, but a new study published in Nature...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 20 April 2018 - 11:15AM

NASA Will Soon Launch Two Tiny 'CubeSat' Satellites Into Deep Space

Photos of NASA probes and satellites tend to make them look much smaller than they are, since compared to space itself, they are. But...

Jonathan Kesh
Thursday, 19 April 2018 - 8:19PM

Many Species of Ancient, Massive Mammals Went Extinct Thanks to Early Humans

Turns out, the whole "humans killing off endangered animals" phenomenon is hardly a recent one, and we took out some big ones in our...

Jonathan Kesh
Thursday, 19 April 2018 - 6:41PM

An AI Just Killed an Expert Human Fighter Pilot in Dogfight Simulations for the First Time

Artificial intelligence has beaten humans at chess, Go, and even complex MOBA games like DoTA, but now they're moving up to real...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 19 April 2018 - 12:54PM

'PGD' Tech Will Give Us Designer Babies Sooner Than You Think—Can Society Handle It?

With the advent of genetic engineering technology like CRISPR, the topic of designer babies has come back with a vengeance, along with...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 19 April 2018 - 11:45AM

Archaeologists Find Evidence of Ancient Brain Surgery in 5,000-Year-Old Cow Skull

Most people think surgery is a modern concept, but if the knife-handed skeleton discovered in Italy proves anything, it's that ancient...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 19 April 2018 - 11:14AM

NASA Finally Launches Their Planet-Hunting TESS Spacecraft on a SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket

The search for exoplanets, the fancy name for planets in other solar systems than our own, is about to get a lot more interesting. It...

Jonathan Kesh
Wednesday, 18 April 2018 - 7:46PM

New Evidence Points to Mars' Two Moons Forming From a Massive Asteroid Impact

The idea that Mars' moons, Phobos and Deimos (named after the Greek gods of Fear and Panic respectively), were created by an enormous...

Jonathan Kesh
Wednesday, 18 April 2018 - 6:54PM

Scientists Say an 8-Mile-Deep Italian Cave May Be the Key to Finding Life on Mars

To prepare for missions to Mars, NASA tests out its tech in extreme locales like Death Valley, Calif., and Lake Vostok in Antarctica,...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 18 April 2018 - 1:01PM

Japan's 'Semi-Infinite' Rare-Earth Mineral Discovery Could Transform the Future of Tech

If you still remember high school chemistry, you might recognize the names cesium, chromium, and thorium, but what about Ytterbium,...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 18 April 2018 - 11:44AM

Were There Pre-Human Civilizations on Earth? New Scientific Research Makes the Case

Astronomers and SETI scientists are constantly scanning the stars for signs of an intelligent, non-human civilization, but what if...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 18 April 2018 - 11:19AM

MIT Artificial Intelligence 'RoadTracer' Can Map Out Roads More Efficiently Than Humans

Traditional paper maps may still exist, but in the age of smartphones, they've become something of a novelty while more people rely...

Jonathan Kesh
Tuesday, 17 April 2018 - 7:23PM