Science News

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

NASA's Planned Space Station By the Moon Will Be Ready in the Next Decade

A lot of NASA's funding tends to be shaky right now, with budget allocations for some projects being slashed without a clear reason...

Jonathan Kesh
Saturday, 21 April 2018 - 2:47PM

Scientists Say They've Found One of the First Modern Instances of Genetic Mutation in Humans

You might think humans have reached their natural evolutionary peak--we've got thumbs, big brains, and the ability to start editing...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 20 April 2018 - 12:19PM

If Wormholes Exist, This Scientist Says We Just Discovered the Secret to Finding Them

If wormholes exist, we may be one step closer to finding them thanks to a new study authored by Indian physicist Rajibul Shaikh.  ...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 20 April 2018 - 11:41AM

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

NASA Will Soon Launch Two Tiny 'CubeSat' Satellites Into Deep Space

Photos of NASA probes and satellites tend to make them look much smaller than they are, since compared to space itself, they are. But...

Jonathan Kesh
Thursday, 19 April 2018 - 8:19PM

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

An AI Just Killed an Expert Human Fighter Pilot in Dogfight Simulations for the First Time

Artificial intelligence has beaten humans at chess, Go, and even complex MOBA games like DoTA, but now they're moving up to real...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 19 April 2018 - 12:54PM

'PGD' Tech Will Give Us Designer Babies Sooner Than You Think—Can Society Handle It?

With the advent of genetic engineering technology like CRISPR, the topic of designer babies has come back with a vengeance, along with...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 19 April 2018 - 11:45AM

Archaeologists Find Evidence of Ancient Brain Surgery in 5,000-Year-Old Cow Skull

Most people think surgery is a modern concept, but if the knife-handed skeleton discovered in Italy proves anything, it's that ancient...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 19 April 2018 - 11:14AM

NASA Finally Launches Their Planet-Hunting TESS Spacecraft on a SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket

The search for exoplanets, the fancy name for planets in other solar systems than our own, is about to get a lot more interesting. It...

Jonathan Kesh
Wednesday, 18 April 2018 - 7:46PM

New Evidence Points to Mars' Two Moons Forming From a Massive Asteroid Impact

The idea that Mars' moons, Phobos and Deimos (named after the Greek gods of Fear and Panic respectively), were created by an enormous...

Jonathan Kesh
Wednesday, 18 April 2018 - 6:54PM

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

MIT Artificial Intelligence 'RoadTracer' Can Map Out Roads More Efficiently Than Humans

Traditional paper maps may still exist, but in the age of smartphones, they've become something of a novelty while more people rely...

Jonathan Kesh
Tuesday, 17 April 2018 - 7:23PM

New Model of The Yellowstone Supervolcano Sheds Light on Its Inner Workings

The enormous volcano underneath Yellowstone National Park is one of those lurking dangers that probably won't erupt soon and leave a...

Jonathan Kesh
Tuesday, 17 April 2018 - 6:35PM

NASA Just Selected Six UAE High School Teachers to Train With Astronauts at Its Space Academy

Six high school educators from the United Arab Emirates are about to become the coolest teachers on Earth: they've been selected to...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 17 April 2018 - 1:00PM

New Study Reveals Space Diamonds Found in Meteorite Came From an Ancient Lost Planet

What's cooler than finding a meteorite? Finding diamonds in that meteorite. And what's even cooler than finding space diamonds?...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 17 April 2018 - 11:51AM

Scientists Say 1 in 4 New York City Mice Carry Drug-Resistant Super-Diseases

New York City is infamous for graffiti-covered buildings, rough neighborhoods, and rats the size of raccoons, but it turns out it...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 17 April 2018 - 11:26AM