Science Videos

Release the Kraken! Scientists Finally Sequence Giant Squid Genome

There's something remarkable about cephalopods and it's not just that they're likely smarter than your four-year-old, to say nothing...

Gart Williams
Thursday, 16 January 2020 - 9:59AM

I, Xenobot: DARPA-Sponsored Scientists Use Frog Stem Cells to Develop Self-Healing 'Living Machines'

A team of scientists from the University of Vermont and Tufts University have succeeded in creating the first "living machine" that...

K.S. Anthony
Tuesday, 14 January 2020 - 1:12PM

NASA's Got a New Planet Hunter to Differentiate Between Rocky and Gaseous Worlds

NASA's got a new tool in its planet-detecting arsenal that will allow them to differentiate between rocky planets, and –...

Gart Williams
Friday, 10 January 2020 - 3:27PM

Tatooine Discovered? NASA's TESS Satellite Finds Exoplanet With Two Suns, Thanks to High School Intern

While the rest of you have already stopped going to the gym despite your resolutions to "get fit" in 2020, NASA's TESS satellite has...

Gart Williams
Thursday, 09 January 2020 - 3:41PM

NASA’s Alien-Hunting TESS Telescope Finds First Earth-Like Planet Within the Habitable Zone

NASA reports that the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite – or TESS – just returned data revealing its first Earth-like...

Scarlett James
Thursday, 09 January 2020 - 2:13PM

NASA's SOFIA Telescope Offers a Breathtaking Look at the Milky Way's Galactic Core Spanning Over 600 Light-Years

NASA has just released truly stunning panoramic view of the Milky Way galaxy using the infrared camera on its airborne telescope, the...

K.S. Anthony
Wednesday, 08 January 2020 - 11:50AM

SpaceX Became the Largest Private Satellite Operation in the World Last Night with First Official Launch of 2020

Last night, SpaceX launched the first rocket of 2020 – and surpassed Planet Labs to become the largest private satellite operation,...

Scarlett James
Tuesday, 07 January 2020 - 9:17AM

New: Watch NASA’s Colorful 3D Visualization of the Crab Nebula Using Data from “Great Observatories” Hubble, Spitzer, and Chandra

NASA astronomers combined forces with visualization specialists to create a three-dimensional video of what it looks like deep inside...

Scarlett James
Monday, 06 January 2020 - 10:58AM

2019's Top 10 Articles on Outer Places Can Never Let Us See Our Audience the Same Way Again

2019 was an interesting year for Outer Places, mostly because it was an interesting year for the rest of the world. We were – and...

K.S. Anthony
Friday, 03 January 2020 - 4:15PM

Samsung's Artificial Human Project 'NEON' Unlikely to Usher in Terminator Robots, But Might be Even Cooler

When we first read that Samsung Technology & Advanced Research Labs' (STAR Labs) NEON project would be unveiling an "artificial...

Gart Williams
Thursday, 02 January 2020 - 11:04AM

Kick Off 2020 With the Quadrantid Meteor Shower's Celestial Fireworks

If you want to observe the Earth's latest orbit but the thought of standing in a throng of people wearing disposable diapers waiting...

Gart Williams
Monday, 30 December 2019 - 10:30AM

Scientists Hope to Replicate 'Overview Effect' With VR and Floatation Chamber

When NASA astronaut Ron Garan attached himself to a robotic arm that swept him in an arc over the International Space Station, giving...

Gart Williams
Thursday, 26 December 2019 - 12:58PM

No, Alexa Did Not 'Go Rogue' and Tell a Paramedic Student to Kill Herself Through an Amazon Echo

The first rule of aggregating content – which is what passes for 99% of news reporting these days – is applicable to most forms of...

K.S. Anthony
Monday, 23 December 2019 - 12:36PM

Astrophysicists Create the First-Ever Surface Map of a Pulsar Using Data from NASA’s NICER Telescope on the ISS

Scientists using data from NASA’s NICER telescope onboard the ISS have created the first-ever surface map of a pulsar, according to...

Scarlett James
Monday, 16 December 2019 - 1:44PM

'Pale Blue Dot' Continues to Remind Us of Humanity's Fragility: Take a Moment to Consider it

There are a few videos that, like certain books or essays, I like to return to every so often as they have the power to initiate a...

Gart Williams
Friday, 13 December 2019 - 12:27PM

NASA Juno Spacecraft Narrowly Avoids Mission-Ending Eclipse to Reveal a New Cyclone the Size of Texas Brewing on Jupiter’s South Pole

The NASA Juno spacecraft was almost blotted out forever when a mission-ending eclipse threatened to cut off its power supply, and the...

Scarlett James
Friday, 13 December 2019 - 10:34AM

Arachnophobes, Take Note: New Species of Widow Spider Will Haunt Your Dreams

What's jet black, has eight legs, a red club-shaped splotch on its back, lays purple eggs, and likely possesses an excruciatingly...

Gart Williams
Wednesday, 11 December 2019 - 3:11PM

'Corona of Chaos' – NASA Releases Wave of Data from Parker Solar Probe's First Mission to Touch the Sun

NASA has released the first data from when the Parker Solar Probe first touched the sun in November 2018, with four new research...

Scarlett James
Monday, 09 December 2019 - 9:50AM

'No-Brainer Nobel Prize' – Physicists Unlock the Fifth Physical Force

There might be a fifth, previously unknown physical force at play in our universe – and scientists are already calling this...

Scarlett James
Monday, 25 November 2019 - 11:09AM

NASA Testing Underwater Alien Hunter in Antarctica in Preparation for Deployment to Alien Moons

With the recent confirmation of water vapor being blasted into the atmosphere on Jupiter's moon Europa and the "building blocks of...

K.S. Anthony
Monday, 25 November 2019 - 10:57AM