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Doctor Strangelove, Or: How We Learned That Bombs We Drop On Earth Can Be Felt In Space According To New Research

Los Alamos scientists joked about the Manhattan Project's nuclear bomb test setting the Earth's atmosphere on fire, but it turns out...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 28 September 2018 - 11:56AM

Mysterious Particles Coming From the Ground in Antarctica Have Physicists Puzzled

The most basic thing we know about cosmic rays are that they are supposed to enter the Earth from space, not the other way around....

Andrew LaSane
Thursday, 27 September 2018 - 11:45AM

According To New NASA Data Humans Have Literally Knocked Planet Earth Off-Balance

If you paid attention in science class, you know that the Earth isn't a perfect sphere – it's an "oblate spheroid" that bulges at...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 26 September 2018 - 1:01PM

Bubbling and Exploding Arctic Lakes Threaten To Make Climate Change Worse

According to at least one scientific study, the Earth is poised to undergo some radical changes over the next century if we don't cut...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 25 September 2018 - 12:56PM

A New Study Proposes Building a Giant, Artificial Wall to Save Antarctica's Ice Sheets

Yes, people are still pursuing humanity's dream of building a full-size space elevator, but the new structures proposed in a recent...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 24 September 2018 - 1:07PM

NASA Captures Images Of Vivid Blue Clouds Spawned By Meteorites Over The Arctic

If you thought the Arctic was home only to the mysterious skyglow known as STEVE, we have exciting news for you: scientists have taken...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 21 September 2018 - 12:52PM

The ISS Captured This Mind-Boggling Video While Flying Over Hurricane Florence

As Hurricane Florence closes in on Wilmington, North Carolina (where it's projected to make landfall tomorrow), the ISS managed to...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 12 September 2018 - 11:39AM

Massive Wind and Solar Farms Could Transform the Sahara Into a Real-Life 'Dune'

Most people remember two things about Dune: the sandworms and the spice. But if you go back and read the original, you'll notice...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 11 September 2018 - 11:27AM

Is This How the World Ends? Scientists Say Earth Will Transform Dramatically in the Next 100 Years

According to a new study published in the journal Science, the Earth's going to transform radically within the next century--new...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 04 September 2018 - 1:15PM

Python Species Cross-Breeding In The Florida Everglades Have Created A Hybrid 'Super Snake'

It sounds like one of those old Sci-Fi Channel original movies (the New York Times even called it "The Snake That's Eating Florida"),...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 28 August 2018 - 1:30PM

New Study Claims Air Pollution Can Cause 'Huge' Reduction in Intelligence

Residents of Beijing are all too familiar with the physical health effects of air pollution--like the 'Beijing cough'--but a new study...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 28 August 2018 - 12:48PM

NASA Releases Stunning New Images Showing Clouds of Dust Swirling Around the Earth

There's a hundred different ways to look at the Earth, from heat maps to magnetic imaging, but one dimension that's particularly...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 27 August 2018 - 1:09PM

'The World is On Fire:' New NASA Satellite Photos Show Every Fire Burning on Earth

Satellite imagery of Earth is cool because it gives us a different perspective of our home, but it can also be quite disturbing. This...

Andrew LaSane
Friday, 24 August 2018 - 1:40PM

'Potentially Hazardous' Asteroid the Size of a 747 Will Fly Past Earth Next Week

While NASA's OSIRIS REx mission heads to the asteroid Bennu and JAXA's Hayabusa2 investigates Ryugu, another asteroid has decided to...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 23 August 2018 - 12:34PM

New Geological Evidence Suggests Earth's Magnetic Poles Could Flip at Any Time

For the past few years, scientists have waffled between warning that the Earth's magnetic poles could flip at any time (with...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 23 August 2018 - 11:46AM

New Study Suggests a Twist on Evolutionary Theory: 'Survival of the Laziest'

When you find out that elephants need to eat between 200-600 pounds of food a day, or that hummingbirds have to consume half their...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 22 August 2018 - 12:31PM

Scientists Confirm New Aurora-Like Phenomenon Called A 'Skyglow' But There Are Some Who Call It... STEVE?

We like to think of the scientific community as being a group of Very Serious Individuals™ committed to approaching natural...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 21 August 2018 - 11:59AM

Tiny Creatures in the Ocean's 'Twilight Zone' May Be Affecting Climate Change

Finding Nemo may have led you to believe otherwise, but the ocean doesn't go from the happy sunlit upper parts to the deep, dark...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 17 August 2018 - 11:27AM

Earth Is Surrounded By A Swarm Of Lightning-Fast "Mini-Moons" That We Can Mine Like Asteroids, New Research Reveals

It's easy to look at Jupiter's 63 moons and feel a little left out: Earth has only one moon and – although it's pretty nice –...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 16 August 2018 - 12:05PM

Scientists Have Grown an Artificial Mineral That Can Store Greenhouse Gases... And Help End Pollution

A recent paper on potential 'exo-civilizations' claimed that alien civilizations who follow in our environment-ruining footsteps will...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 15 August 2018 - 11:55AM