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Scientists To Attempt Dimming the Sun by Simulating a Mini Volcanic Eruption

In the wake of a recent study claiming that filling the atmosphere with a thin cloud of sulfur oxide could block enough of the Sun's...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 06 December 2018 - 12:42PM

A New Study Says We Could Counteract the Effects of Climate Change by Spraying Chemicals Into the Atmosphere

So far, we've seen some pretty wild plans to deal with climate change, ranging from giant, underwater walls to prop up the Antarctic...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 30 November 2018 - 1:45PM

Would You drink Treated Sewage Water? El Paso Residents Have No Choice Because Of Droughts Cause By Climate Change

A lot of people who read Dune remember the famous line "He who controls the spice controls the universe." Instead, maybe they should...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 30 November 2018 - 1:10PM

Company Claims to Have Found Atlantis On the Coast of Spain Using Satellite Imagery

Somewhere in California, a Hollywood executive is looking at the recent news surrounding the supposed discovery of Atlantis and...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 29 November 2018 - 11:51AM

20 Minute Seismic Wave That Shook The Entire Planet On 11/11 Has Scientists Baffled

Before you ask: we're relatively sure it wasn't the graboids from Tremors and that we do not need to call Kevin Bacon. Earlier...

Andrew LaSane
Thursday, 29 November 2018 - 11:21AM

The Next Major Space Industry Trend Will Be Repairing And Trashing Satellites While They're In Orbit

The ISS recently released an adorable little cubesat to help harpoon space junk orbiting Earth, but it's small potatoes compared to...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 19 November 2018 - 1:14PM

This Huge Geothermal Flux Is Currently Melting An Area Of The South Pole Three Times The Size Of London

We're pretty sure this is how the prequel to The Thing started... And that did not end well for the humans (or dogs) involved. IFL...

Andrew LaSane
Friday, 16 November 2018 - 1:07PM

Massive Meteorite Crater Discovered Beneath Greenland's Ice

Is a crater still a crater if it has been filled with ice? According to NASA, the answer is yes, and a massive one has been discovered...

Andrew LaSane
Thursday, 15 November 2018 - 12:25PM

The Sun's Oddly Calm Behavior May Trigger a Record-Setting 'Ice Age' in Space

Sunspots and solar radiation are a part of life, whether we're aware of them or not. Like the changing of the seasons, the Sun goes...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 14 November 2018 - 1:53PM

Scientists Discover Lost Continents Beneath Antarctica Using Old Satellite Data

Sometimes you don't need to launch a new satellite or conduct a new experiment to make a new discovery--in the case of Ganymede and...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 09 November 2018 - 12:41PM

New 40-Foot Long Dinosaur Species Unearthed in Argentina

This week in new old dino news: paleontologists recently discovered the remains of a family of prehistoric giants that belong to the...

Andrew LaSane
Wednesday, 07 November 2018 - 1:20PM

NASA Releases Images of a Crashed 'Flying Saucer' in the Utah Desert... But It's Not

Two days ago, NASA's Astronomy Picture of the Day featured the mangled wreck of some kind of capsule, half-buried in the sand. In the...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 06 November 2018 - 12:31PM

Two 'Dust Moons' Spotted Orbiting Earth End Decades Of Controversy In The Scientific Community

Two new studies (found here and here) have found compelling evidence for the existence of 'dust moons' called Kordylewski dust...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 02 November 2018 - 12:57PM

The United States Space Force Will Recruit From The Army, Air Force, And Navy – But Not The Marines

Disappointing news for all the fans of Starship Troopers, Doom, and Warhammer: according to a new, 13-page document created by...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 23 October 2018 - 1:41PM

Alien Altar? NASA Spots a Perfectly Rectangular Antarctic Iceberg

There's something about the perfect right angles of rectangles that evokes human-ness. Our rooms, our phone screens, and even our...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 22 October 2018 - 1:26PM

One of the World's Largest Organisms Is Slowly Dying Due to Humans

Quick, what's the most massive living organism on the planet? It's not the blue whale, or the African elephant. It's not even one of...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 18 October 2018 - 1:33PM

At the Mountains of Madness: Scientists Record Bizarre 'Music' From Antarctic Ice Shelves

You might have heard of the 'Devil's symphony,' the strange, unearthly combination of squeals, shrieks, and thunderous cracks caused...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 17 October 2018 - 1:25PM

It Will Take 3-5 million Years for New Mammals to Evolve and Replace Those Wiped Out by Humans

Whether or not we know it, humans have been in the extinction business for tens of thousands of years, whether wiping out woolly...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 17 October 2018 - 12:38PM

Environmentalists Prepare to Remove Plastics From Oceans With U-Shaped Pipe Named 'Wilson'

According to recent estimates, the world's oceans are plagued by 150 million tons of plastic, and that number is expecting to triple...

Andrew LaSane
Tuesday, 16 October 2018 - 1:06PM

The Last Living Astronaut to Walk on the Moon Claims Climate Change Isn't Caused by Humans

Considering NASA has one of the most extensive carbon dioxide-monitoring programs on the planet and an entire website devoted to...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 16 October 2018 - 12:26PM