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NASA is Open to More Spacecrafts Powered by Plutonium

For their most important missions, NASA will sometimes create a power source from their very limited supply of plutonium-232, a rare...

Jonathan Kesh
Monday, 19 March 2018 - 7:31PM

Is This Asteroid Laser Test Proof Scientists in Russia Are Perfecting a Secret Doomsday Weapon?

Recently, news has been circulating about how, apparently, NASA isn't going to be able to do anything to save us from asteroid Bennu...

Matthew Loffhagen
Monday, 19 March 2018 - 2:33PM

Peru 'Alien' Mummies Debunked? Expert Says They're a Tomb Looter Hoax

It could be the most concrete evidence we've ever seen of the existence of aliens and proof that they have been here before, or it...

Andrew LaSane
Monday, 19 March 2018 - 11:09AM

NASA Might Send a Flying Drone to Mars Alongside New Rover

The successor to previous Mars rovers like Curiosity and Opportunity is launching in just a couple years (although those older rovers...

Jonathan Kesh
Sunday, 18 March 2018 - 6:23PM

GE Takes the World's Largest Jet Engine on a Test Flight

In an attempt to redefine what a "jumbo jet" is, GE Aviation (part of the broader General Electric company) is working on massive new...

Jonathan Kesh
Sunday, 18 March 2018 - 3:52PM

Solar Storms Could Pose a Threat to Self-Driving Cars

We've seen field tests, but we're not at the point where self-driving or autonomous cars are a widespread phenomenon. But when that...

Jonathan Kesh
Saturday, 17 March 2018 - 3:33PM

NASA Clarifies That Space Travel Does Not Actually 'Change DNA'

Scott Kelly and Mark Kelly are both astronauts and twin brothers who've been helping NASA with a fascinating experiment — Scott...

Jonathan Kesh
Saturday, 17 March 2018 - 11:02AM

Sound of Volcanic Thunder is Recorded For the Very First Time

Obviously, you don't need us to tell you that a volcanic eruption is powerful and very loud. But you may not know that when a...

Jonathan Kesh
Friday, 16 March 2018 - 7:27PM

Paranormal Experiences Come From Another Dimension, Claims Scientist

Professor Bernard Carr is a professor of mathematics and astronomy at the Queen Mary University of London. He studied under Stephen...

Matthew Loffhagen
Friday, 16 March 2018 - 1:35PM

NASA Has Fired Up a New Tool For Staring Directly at the Sun

Fact: staring directly at the sun is a bad idea. The bright light from our planet's star can cause genuine retinal damage to anyone...

Matthew Loffhagen
Friday, 16 March 2018 - 1:03PM

NASA Admits It May Not Be Able To Stop Bennu Asteroid From Destroying Earth

Earlier this month, we reported on NASA's new plan to deflect the asteroid Bennu, which involves a new spacecraft called the HAMMER....

Chris Mahon
Friday, 16 March 2018 - 11:34AM

Retired Air Force General : This Is How Space War Will Be Fought

When Ronald Reagan imagined the battle for space, he envisioned something out of Star Wars (and who can blame him): a global...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 16 March 2018 - 10:43AM

Airbus Wants To Use a Giant Harpoon to Clear Up Space Junk

The ever-growing field of garbage in Earth's orbit is becoming increasingly problematic.Sending something into space is a costly...

Matthew Loffhagen
Thursday, 15 March 2018 - 12:28PM

Tech Startup Nectome Debuts '100% Fatal' Brain Upload Service

In Futurama, one piece of bizarre sci-fi technology that shows up a lot is human heads kept alive in glass jars. This is played for...

Matthew Loffhagen
Thursday, 15 March 2018 - 10:34AM

Mysterious Aurora-Like Purple Lights Are Solved by Citizen Scientists

When a series of purple lights with flourishes of green appeared in the northern hemisphere, professionals and amateurs alike...

Jonathan Kesh
Wednesday, 14 March 2018 - 6:48PM

Scientists Just Found the Secret Cause of Synesthesia in the Brain

Have you ever looked at the number four and decided that it must, logically, be a red number? Or heard a person's name and instantly...

Matthew Loffhagen
Wednesday, 14 March 2018 - 2:17PM

XPrize Foundation Contest: $10M If You Can Build a Working Robot Avatar

It's hard to ignore the appeal of the robot avatar. Fans of science fiction in general, and video games in particular, dream of the...

Matthew Loffhagen
Wednesday, 14 March 2018 - 1:41PM

The Riddle of How Organic Materials Made It to Mars Has Finally Been Solved

Back in 2015, the Curiosity rover spotted some anomalous material on the surface of Mars.Somehow, against all odds, the rover had...

Matthew Loffhagen
Wednesday, 14 March 2018 - 10:59AM

Renowned Physicist Stephen Hawking Dies At 76

Renowned physicist and author Stephen Hawking died on Wednesday of complications arising from his 55-year struggle with amyotrophic...

K.S. Anthony
Wednesday, 14 March 2018 - 12:06AM

Pentagon Insider: The Government Is Ignoring UFOs and It Could Impact Humanity

Last year, the news broke that the Pentagon had secretly been investigating reports of unidentified flying objects. Apparently,...

Matthew Loffhagen
Tuesday, 13 March 2018 - 2:50PM