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An Experimental Flying 'Dragon' Drone Can Stretch Out and Perform Aerial Acrobatics

As drones continue to grow in popularity, the conventional quadcopter design is easily the most common type of drone you'll come...

Jonathan Kesh
Thursday, 21 June 2018 - 7:21PM

The Entirety of Mars is Now Covered By a Single Massive Dust Storm

A couple weeks ago, NASA grew concerned that their aging Mars rover Opportunity could be in danger, as it lay right in the path of...

Jonathan Kesh
Thursday, 21 June 2018 - 6:14PM

We Just Found the First-Ever Surgeon's 'Limb Pit' From the Civil War

When archaeologists found the site of a barbarian massacre in Denmark last month, we were ready to give that the trophy for Most Gory...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 21 June 2018 - 1:46PM

After Decades of Searching, We've Finally Found All of the Universe's (Normal) Matter

Humans may be destined to wipe out all other life in the cosmos, but we're sure stumbling at the first hurdles when it comes to...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 21 June 2018 - 12:54PM

The Creators of Stonehenge Used the Pythagorean Theorem—2,000 Years Before Pythagoras

If you made it through high school math, you probably remember a2+b2=c2, the Pythagorean theorem.   It's an incredibly useful tool...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 21 June 2018 - 12:41PM

New Research Suggests That Tyrannosaurus Rex Had No Way to Stick Out Its Tongue

Getting eaten by a Tyrannosaurus rex was certainly a problem for various species living during the late Cretaceous period. But at...

Jonathan Kesh
Wednesday, 20 June 2018 - 7:29PM

NASA Reveals New Plans For Detecting and Avoiding Possible Asteroid Impacts

In a big announcement that includes plenty of assurances that we're not currently in danger of an asteroid impact, NASA has a new...

Jonathan Kesh
Wednesday, 20 June 2018 - 6:20PM

Want to Find Out the Moment of Your Death? Google's Deep-Learning AI Can Tell You

If it was possible, would you want to learn the moment when you will die? If Google's new artificial intelligence is as sophisticated...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 20 June 2018 - 1:21PM

The Future of the Universe Is Dark, But Aliens Could Harness Stars to Light the Way

The universe has been around for about 13.7 billion years, but looking farther down the road, things start to get pretty bleak. In 100...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 20 June 2018 - 12:41PM

New Research Says Aliens Could Have Lived on Ancient Mars

New research into Mars' history may revolutionize our image of the Red Planet, including the ongoing investigation into whether it...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 20 June 2018 - 12:12PM

Venus' Atmosphere is So Extreme That It Can Alter the Length of the Planet's Day

When discussing space travel, there's a reason we typically focus on Mars and less so on Venus — the second planet in our solar...

Jonathan Kesh
Tuesday, 19 June 2018 - 6:08PM

Elon Musk Says a Disgruntled Employee Secretly Sabotaged Tesla From the Inside

As Tesla Motors pumps up production and lays off staff, it seems that one disgruntled employee at Elon Musk's electric car company...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 19 June 2018 - 1:14PM

A Whole New Model of Quantum Physics Suggests the Future Can Change the Past

If you thought physicist Sabine Hossenfelder was exaggerating when she claimed that theoretical physics is going off the rails and...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 19 June 2018 - 12:19PM

An Ocean of Water May Be Hiding on the Moon—And This New Discovery Could Finally Prove It

Scientists have been arguing for decades over whether Mars has (or ever had) liquid water, but the discovery of several lunar...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 19 June 2018 - 11:32AM

A Sunken Ferry Finds New Purpose as An Artificial Reef For Sea Life

There's lots of things you can do with a boat once you decommission it. Intentionally sinking the boat isn't an intuitive option, but...

Jonathan Kesh
Monday, 18 June 2018 - 6:21PM

New Theory Says Multiple Personality Disorder Could Solve the Mystery of Consciousness

Ready to have your mind blown?   A new paper published in The Journal of Consciousness Studies claims that consciousness isn't a...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 18 June 2018 - 1:41PM

It's Literally Raining Green Gems in Hawaii Because of the Kilauea Volcano Eruption

You may have heard of frogs raining from the sky, but what about gemstones? Hawaii's Kilauea volcano has been erupting for weeks,...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 18 June 2018 - 1:00PM

Has NASA's Curiosity Rover Found Alien Life on Mars? This Conspiracy Theorist Says Yes

We're not strangers to Secureteam10, the YouTube conspiracy theory channel that dubiously has reported on a crashed UFO near...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 18 June 2018 - 12:24PM

Mars Will Look Brighter in the Night Sky Than It Has in 15 Years Next Month

Earth's closest neighbor is going to be even closer soon, and this should give stargazers a reason to be excited.During July 2018,...

Jonathan Kesh
Sunday, 17 June 2018 - 4:12PM

New Research Shows Crab Spiders Are Remarkably Good at Flying With 10-Foot Web Parachutes

Some spiders can jump. Others can burrow. More than you might expect can paraglide.New research on spider flight published in the...

Jonathan Kesh
Sunday, 17 June 2018 - 3:04PM