Science News

Terminator Rising: Watch Boston Dynamics' Robot Dog Fight a Human

For decades, sci-fi fans have been haunted by the infamous velociraptor door-opening scene in Jurassic Park.Did that stop Boston...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 22 February 2018 - 11:40AM

NASA's New Spacesuits Have a Built-In Toilet

People still make jokes about the "Russian Space Pen," but there's one thing no one jokes about in the space program: going to the...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 22 February 2018 - 10:56AM

(Watch) SpaceX's Rocket Launch Today Is the Beginning of Worldwide Internet

Elon Musk catches a lot of flak for antics like selling novelty flamethrowers and launching a luxury car into space because he can,...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 22 February 2018 - 10:14AM

Scientists Will Drive Antimatter Around in a Truck for an Experiment

If the original Back to the Future has taught us anything, it's that all scientific experiments are better when they're on wheels. As...

Matthew Loffhagen
Wednesday, 21 February 2018 - 7:21PM

Amateur Astronomer Discovers Distant Supernova While Testing a New Camera

After years of study and searching, astronomers have finally gained a look at the earliest start of a supernova's massive explosion....

Matthew Loffhagen
Wednesday, 21 February 2018 - 6:35PM

Astronomers Have Discovered a Bunch of New 'Ultramassive' Black Holes

First, a little perspective: the sun is about 330,000 times more massive than the Earth, which means it's large enough to fit 1.3...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 21 February 2018 - 12:18PM

Hackers Use 'Honey Pot' Tactics on Facebook to Take Your Phone

The early 2000s had fraudulent emails from Nigerian princes. The 2010s have seductive Facebook messages from hackers using fake...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 21 February 2018 - 11:37AM

Baby Kraken! Internet Goes Gaga Over Tiny, Deep-Sea Dumbo Octopus Hatchling

It constantly surprises people that we know more about the surface of the Moon than we do about our ocean floor. So much down there...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 21 February 2018 - 11:00AM

Aquatic Aliens? Deep Sea Australian Voyage Nets Bizarre New Fish Species

The aphorism "there's plenty of fish in the sea" is terrible consolation after a breakup, but scientifically a very true statement...

Andrew LaSane
Wednesday, 21 February 2018 - 10:59AM

Bigelow Aerospace Wants Customers for Their Inflatable Space Station Modules

Who doesn't love camping? The joy of sleeping in a tent, cooking under the stars, and breathing the cool, fresh air of the great...

Matthew Loffhagen
Tuesday, 20 February 2018 - 7:50PM

Astronomers Find the Most Distant Supernova Ever Observed

Humanity's ability to map the universe around us has just expanded significantly, as astronomers have been able to detect an enormous...

Matthew Loffhagen
Tuesday, 20 February 2018 - 6:21PM

A Taiwanese Company Has Created a Robotic House-Elf With a Tablet for a Face

Robotic home assistants like SoftBank's Pepper and the ASUS Zenbo all claim to be the future, but there was always something about...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 20 February 2018 - 11:48AM

DARPA Announces a New Challenge to Create Rapid-Response Rockets

When a "genius billionaire playboy philanthropist" launches his own roadster into space on the back of a reusable rocket, it's a...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 20 February 2018 - 11:10AM

Scientists Are Raising Human-Sheep Hybrids for Organ Harvesting

Consider the following: roughly 115,000 people are waiting for an organ transplant this very moment. Every ten minutes, a new person...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 20 February 2018 - 10:39AM

Flightless Elder God: Ancient Carnivorous 6'8" Penguin Was Like Something From Lovecraft

What if we told you that long ago, millions of years in the past, giant penguins ruled the land?Sure, everyone's always eager to talk...

Matthew Loffhagen
Tuesday, 20 February 2018 - 10:01AM

Scientist Claims Immortality Is Coming... But There's A Catch

Death is such a pain. There's no opt-out, and decomposing is a hassle.Not for long, though. According to scientist Dr. Ian Pearson,...

Matthew Loffhagen
Tuesday, 20 February 2018 - 9:16AM

Plants Took Over Earth's Land 100 Million Years Earlier Than Previously Thought

Most of Earth really belongs to the plants, who fill up nearly every nook and cranny of nature and generate the oxygen that we fauna...

Jonathan Kesh
Monday, 19 February 2018 - 8:21PM

Jupiter's Great Red Spot Could Vanish in 10 to 20 Years

The planet Jupiter is an absolutely beautiful sight. With swirling storm clouds that rage across the entire planet's surface, this...

Matthew Loffhagen
Monday, 19 February 2018 - 6:35PM

NASA's Twin Study Reveals What Happens to Our Bodies in Space

Every astronaut on the ISS lives one small mistake away from death. A malfunctioning fan, a snag in a space suit, or poorly-timed...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 19 February 2018 - 11:29AM

How NASA Is Preparing for the Next Killer Asteroid 5 Years After Chelyabinsk

Let's be honest here. NASA and other major space agencies haven't exactly inspired confidence when it comes to defending Earth from...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 19 February 2018 - 10:38AM