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Earth's Mysterious Humming Noise is Recorded at the Ocean Floor

It's been known for awhile now that the Earth gives off "free oscillations," which is a fancy way of saying that the planet makes a...

Jonathan Kesh
Sunday, 10 December 2017 - 12:48PM

Tomb of Jesus Is Legitimate, Claim Scientists

In an episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, the ever-popular Spike notes that if every vampire who claims to have been at the...

Matthew Loffhagen
Friday, 08 December 2017 - 11:21AM

Metal From Asteroid That Killed Dinosaurs Can Also Kill Cancer Cells

A dense metal found in asteroids called iridium can be used to kill cancer cells without causing any harm to the healthy tissue...

Andrew LaSane
Friday, 08 December 2017 - 10:49AM

Honda Announces Four Robot Concepts With Friendly Faces

The future of robotics is absolutely adorable. At least, that's what Honda seems to think, as the creator of the friendly robot ASIMO...

Matthew Loffhagen
Thursday, 07 December 2017 - 5:35PM

DNA Breakthrough Paves the Way to Artificial Life

The first thing out of any genetic engineer's mouth when describing an ambitious new discovery should be "Don't worry, this won't be a...

Super User
Thursday, 07 December 2017 - 12:05PM

Alien Life Can Survive on Air Alone, New Study in Antarctica Shows

When headlines talking about alien life and the Antarctic start appearing in major news sources, we just get a frightening sense of...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 07 December 2017 - 10:10AM

Google's AlphaGo Quickly Taught Itself to Become a Chess Master

Not content with building a computer that can thoroughly trounce any living human at a single board game like Go, Google's DeepMind...

Matthew Loffhagen
Wednesday, 06 December 2017 - 8:46PM

Russia Building Interplanetary Space Station Near Venus

While everyone else is rushing to explore Mars for life and good spots to set up colonies, Russia is going the opposite direction:...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 06 December 2017 - 11:23AM

Ancient Bones Prove Santa Claus Is Real, New Research Suggests

For every child who ever believed in Santa Claus, it turns out you were right. Santa Claus is real, according to new research. Or, at...

Andrew LaSane
Wednesday, 06 December 2017 - 10:24AM

This Planet-Hunting Telescope Revolutionizes the Search for Alien Life

Four-hundred years ago, a telescope was relatively simple: grind a couple lenses, stick 'em in a tube, point and look. Now we have the...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 06 December 2017 - 10:23AM

Spacesuits With a 'Take Me Home' Button Could Save Lost Astronauts

Imagine this: you're out late drinking, and you're feeling woozy, disoriented, and ready for bed. You vaguely remember how to use your...

Matthew Loffhagen
Tuesday, 05 December 2017 - 8:02PM

Russia and China Are Building Space Weapons to Destroy US Military Satellites

Space--the final frontier, at least for warfare. Apart from the Outer Space Treaty, which prevents countries from installing weapons...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 05 December 2017 - 11:25AM

China's Nuclear-Powered Space Shuttle Just Changed the Space Race

We've said it before, but we'll say it again: we laughed when we heard Luxembourg said it was aiming to become the asteroid mining...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 04 December 2017 - 11:04AM

Why There's a 'High Chance' We'll Find Alien Life in Our Solar System

Thirty years ago, President Reagan stood before the United Nations and gave a speech that included the line "I occasionally think how...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 04 December 2017 - 10:08AM

Chernobyl Will Soon Be Converted Into a Giant Solar Farm

While you're likely familiar with the Chernobyl incident, just in case you're one of today's lucky 10,000: in 1986, a faulty nuclear...

Jonathan Kesh
Sunday, 03 December 2017 - 6:31PM

NASA Finds an Odd Green Comet With Unusual Ingredients

Comet 45P last flew by the Earth around early February 2017, and if you had a chance to see it, you probably remember it as the large...

Jonathan Kesh
Sunday, 03 December 2017 - 12:54PM

Amazon Patents a Self-Destructing Delivery Drone

Whenever you're watching a movie where the villain's doomsday device has a convenient "self-destruct" button that the hero...

Jonathan Kesh
Saturday, 02 December 2017 - 4:40PM

Voyager 1 Fires Up Its Old Thrusters After 37 Years

NASA's Voyager 1 spacecraft, the only probe we've sent into interstellar space (the empty space between solar systems), is tough to...

Jonathan Kesh
Saturday, 02 December 2017 - 11:45AM

China Just Discovered an Entirely New Form of Matter by Accident

By now it's pretty safe to say that there's a lot we don't understand about the universe.Sometimes, a scientific attempt to uncover...

Matthew Loffhagen
Friday, 01 December 2017 - 11:38AM

Elon Musk Plans to Dig a Giant 'Boring Company' Tunnel Under Chicago

Good old Elon Musk. You can always count on the eccentric billionaire to announce some new ridiculous scheme whenever he starts...

Matthew Loffhagen
Thursday, 30 November 2017 - 7:19PM