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Who Needs Light Bulbs? MIT Just Invented Glowing Plants

You may one day be able to light your home with nothing more than houseplants. It sounds far-fetched, but a group of MIT scientists...

Ian S.
Friday, 15 December 2017 - 11:04AM

NASA Just Found Our Solar System's Twin by Using AI

Searching the stars for unique phenomena is not an easy process.The problem is that space is simply too big, too diverse, and too...

Matthew Loffhagen
Thursday, 14 December 2017 - 5:43PM

This Fleet of Nanosatellites Could Revolutionize Asteroid Mining

Between Luxembourg's plans to seize the title of "Asteroid-Mining Capital of the World" and China's plans to start mining those rocky,...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 14 December 2017 - 12:50PM

Why Having a High IQ Is Bad for Your Mental Health

If anyone's ever told you that you’re too smart for your own good, it turns out they might be right.   While past studies have...

Ian S.
Thursday, 14 December 2017 - 12:16PM

This 512-Year-Old Shark May Be the Oldest-Living Vertebrate Ever

A shark discovered in the North Atlantic off the coast of Greenland has stunned scientists. Researchers believe it may be 512 years...

Ian S.
Thursday, 14 December 2017 - 11:29AM

Kinetic Bombardment Is the Future of Warfare

Imagine a bomb that doesn't require any kind of explosive fuel in order to explode; one which damage a military's enemy, and even take...

Matthew Loffhagen
Thursday, 14 December 2017 - 11:09AM

There's a Genetic Limit to How Long Humans Can Live, Claims New Study

Breaking news: We're all going to die. And now we know the exact expiration date of all human beings.As a species, we've never been...

Matthew Loffhagen
Thursday, 14 December 2017 - 10:45AM

Check Out the Chaotic New Photo of a Stellar Nursery

Space is a wonderfully beautiful thing; ripe not only with billions upon billions of twinkling lights, but also chaotic, destructive,...

Matthew Loffhagen
Wednesday, 13 December 2017 - 6:47PM

Bright Spots on Ceres May Be Evidence of Aliens, Says NASA

Active worlds can turn up in unexpected places. For proof, look no further than the mysterious dwarf planet Ceres.    NASA’s...

Ian S.
Wednesday, 13 December 2017 - 1:39PM

NASA Launching Farthest Space Exploration in History

When NASA's New Horizons mission reaches its target on New Year’s Day 2019, the flyby will officially be the most distant visit...

Ian S.
Wednesday, 13 December 2017 - 12:32PM

The Closest Earth-Like Exoplanet May Not Be Habitable After All

In 1961, the famous Drake Equation strung together seven variables to give an estimate of how many detectable alien civilizations are...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 13 December 2017 - 11:16AM

This Japanese Startup Just Raised $90 Million to Reach the Moon

Move over United States, Russia, and China. A Japanese startup has its sights set on reaching the Moon by 2020, but they are doing...

Andrew LaSane
Wednesday, 13 December 2017 - 11:10AM

Life on Earth Came From Outer Space, Claims New Study

The further we get into exploring the solar system, the more it looks like naturally occurring life is a disappointingly rare...

Matthew Loffhagen
Wednesday, 13 December 2017 - 11:04AM

Jurassic Park Is Real: Scientists Find Insect Trapped in Amber That Drank Dinosaur Blood

John Hammond has finally been vindicated. Even if Jurassic Park took some liberties with its dinosaurs, we finally have...

Matthew Loffhagen
Wednesday, 13 December 2017 - 10:29AM

An Artificial Intelligence Is Learning Emotions by Watching 'Up'

How do you teach an artificial intelligence to understand emotion? After all, an AI can't comprehend feelings in the same way that a...

Matthew Loffhagen
Tuesday, 12 December 2017 - 8:41PM

Dutch Police are Retiring Their Squad of Drone-Hunting Eagles

Bad news, falconry enthusiasts: it turns out this medieval pastime may not become a burgeoning profession once again. At least not for...

Matthew Loffhagen
Tuesday, 12 December 2017 - 7:25PM

The Key to Finding Alien Life on Mars Is in Tonga

A new island on Earth may provide scientists with the secret to understanding where life is hiding on Mars, if not other alien parts...

Ian S.
Tuesday, 12 December 2017 - 11:34AM

We Can't Explain Dark Matter Because It Doesn't Exist, Says New Study

For years, scientists have been fascinated with the specifics of dark matter, an unknowable, incomprehensible form of invisible matter...

Matthew Loffhagen
Tuesday, 12 December 2017 - 11:24AM

Two Scientists Are Turning Hurricanes Into Music

Hurricanes aren't particularly musical, unless you count the sound of car alarms and breaking glass. Other than that, it's primarily a...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 12 December 2017 - 11:24AM

We Finally Know Why Meteors Explode Before Hitting the Ground

Meteors are pretty cool under any circumstances.Whether they're lighting up the night's sky, or setting fire to the entire planet,...

Matthew Loffhagen
Tuesday, 12 December 2017 - 10:50AM