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New Study Says the Science Surrounding Earth's Magnetic Field Flip Is Flawed

The disillusionment of finding out that the North Pole is not the same as magnetic north is on par with learning that there is no...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 01 May 2018 - 12:02PM

Researchers Say They've Found the Longest Straight Path by Sea on Earth

If you're trying to get from point A to point B in a boat as quickly as possible, make sure those points aren't between Russia and...

Andrew LaSane
Tuesday, 01 May 2018 - 10:44AM

NASA's IceBridge Mission Shares a New Photo of Giant Glacial Valleys

Since NASA is most well known for exploring, and justifiably so, it's easy to forget that the agency focuses a fair amount on our...

Jonathan Kesh
Monday, 30 April 2018 - 8:48PM

Coral Experts Say Australia's $379M Great Barrier Reef Investment Won't Save It

In a lot of ways, coral reefs are like the rainforest--we've been told for years that they're fragile, beautiful, and essential to our...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 30 April 2018 - 11:18AM

Mysterious Yellowstone Geyser Eruptions Can't Be Explained—Is it the Supervolcano?

The world has been watching Yellowstone with a wary eye for years now, waiting for some kind of sign that the area's resident...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 30 April 2018 - 10:47AM

World's Oldest Spider Dies at 43 Years Old in the Australian Outback

Researchers recently made a surprising discovery while conducting a long-term study of spiders in Western Australia when one of their...

Jonathan Kesh
Saturday, 28 April 2018 - 12:58PM

The Secret to How Water Made It to Earth Finally Revealed in New Asteroid Experiment

The Holy Grail of astrobiology is still discovering liquid water on an alien planet, but scientists still aren't sure where Earth got...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 26 April 2018 - 11:19AM

This Giant, Creepy Humanoid Wooden Statue Is Twice as Old as the Pyramids

What's creepier than an old, desiccated mummy or a skeleton with a prosthetic knife-hand? How about an 11-foot-tall ominous wooden...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 26 April 2018 - 10:54AM

Ancient Fossil Footprints Point to a Battle Between Giant Sloths and Early Humans

Sloths nowadays are pretty mellow animals. But that wasn't always the case: up until around 11,000 years ago, the dreaded...

Jonathan Kesh
Wednesday, 25 April 2018 - 8:38PM

This Genetic Mutation May Have Helped Ancient Humans Survive the Ice Age

Here's a riddle for anthropologists and geneticists alike: What do breastfeeding, shovel-shaped teeth, and the last Ice Age have in...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 24 April 2018 - 11:15AM

Baffled NASA Scientists Discover Holes Appearing in Arctic Ice

What started off as a routine flyover for researcher John Sonntag ended with a discovery that scientists are scrambling to...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 23 April 2018 - 11:26AM

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

Celebrate Earth Day With Impressive NASA Photos of Our Planet's Surface

NASA is mostly known for their work in space, but they do plenty of work on our home planet as well as issues like climate change ...

Jonathan Kesh
Sunday, 22 April 2018 - 2:16PM

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

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

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

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