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Better Than Cannabis? Swiss Scientists Unlock A Chemical Compound In New Zealand Moss That Functions Like THC

A team of scientists in Switzerland conducted a study revealing that a chemical compound in an obscure moss-like plant native to...

Andrew LaSane
Monday, 29 October 2018 - 11:54AM

NOAA's Latest Report Says Winter Is Coming... But Not Really

For the past few weeks here on the east coast of the United States it has felt like, when Mother Nature was done with summer, she...

Andrew LaSane
Monday, 29 October 2018 - 10:14AM

There's a Weird Cloud Hanging Around a Dormant Volcano on Mars

Weather on other planets is strange. Jupiter's been dealing with a huge storm on its surface for over a century (the infamous 'Great...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 26 October 2018 - 2:24PM

The New Horizons Spacecraft Is Closing in on Ultima Thule for a 'Historic' Flyby

Earlier this year, NASA announced that the next stop for the New Horizons spacecraft after Pluto would be Ultima Thule, a distant...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 26 October 2018 - 1:43PM

Christie's Has Auctioned Off Its First Piece of AI Art for $432,500

Modern art has become infamous for selling ridiculous novelties for insane prices (such as an artist's messy, blood-stained bed or...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 26 October 2018 - 1:01PM

This Is Your Brain on Space — Study Shows Lasting Effects of Cosmonaut Life

Being an astronaut (or cosmonaut) is still considered one of the coolest jobs ever to kids of all ages, but there may be a negative...

Andrew LaSane
Friday, 26 October 2018 - 11:17AM

New Study Shows Potential Link Between Stress, Memory Loss, and Brain Shrinkage

Ironically, telling someone that stress has the power to shrink their brain and cause memory loss (even at a young age!) seems like a...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 25 October 2018 - 12:50PM

Astronomers Still Puzzled by Blue Asteroid Causing the Geminid Meteor Showers

When we're not narrowly avoiding collisions with them or planning to blow them up with nuclear weapons, scientists are busy studying...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 25 October 2018 - 12:26PM

Crows Become Third Species to Create Compound Tools, After Humans and Great Apes

Remember when you learned that tool-making was one of the major features that set humans apart from all other animals? Well, that...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 25 October 2018 - 11:45AM

Astronomers Have Found a Way to Spot Supermassive Black Hole Mergers

We've said this before, but we'll say it again: black holes are weird. Stephen Hawking once thought they were gateways to another...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 24 October 2018 - 1:59PM

Stephen Hawking's Last Paper Tried to Solve the 'Information Paradox' of Black Holes

Stephen Hawking apparently spent his last days sorting through some of the biggest, most mind-blowing problems in science, including...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 24 October 2018 - 1:22PM

Scientists Have Figured Out How Animals Measure Time By Creating VR Simulations

Everyone knows that dogs have no sense of time: whether you've been gone five minutes or two hours, the conventional wisdom is that it...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 24 October 2018 - 1:03PM

The United States Space Force Will Recruit From The Army, Air Force, And Navy – But Not The Marines

Disappointing news for all the fans of Starship Troopers, Doom, and Warhammer: according to a new, 13-page document created by...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 23 October 2018 - 1:41PM

Scientists Grew A 3D Model Of The Human Brain Using Stem Cells And Scaffolding

The news has been filled with headlines about neural networks recently, but all of those stories have had to do with artificial...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 23 October 2018 - 1:14PM

This New Surveillance AI Can Pick You Out Of The Crowd Based On Your Height, Gender, And Shirt Color

Machine learning and neural nets have been adapted to everything from writing fortune cookie messages to developing new drugs, but...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 23 October 2018 - 12:31PM

Alien Altar? NASA Spots a Perfectly Rectangular Antarctic Iceberg

There's something about the perfect right angles of rectangles that evokes human-ness. Our rooms, our phone screens, and even our...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 22 October 2018 - 1:26PM

The VR Game 'Job Simulator' Is a Funny, Smart Take on a Future Where Only Robots Have Jobs

The number of genuine VR gaming 'hits' is surprisingly short, but Owlchemy Games' Job Simulator: The 2050 Archives is up there,...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 22 October 2018 - 12:47PM

Scientists Are Using Artificial Intelligence to Develop New Drugs Using Anonymous Data

If there's one thing drug companies hate more than unforeseen side effects, it's sharing proprietary information about their drugs....

Chris Mahon
Monday, 22 October 2018 - 12:09PM

A Mission To Mercury Seeking To Answer Fundamental Questions About Our Solar System's Smallest Planet

When you're watching an Earth-sized mass hurtle into a supermassive black hole a billion light-years away, it's easy to forget...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 19 October 2018 - 1:22PM

Physicists Created A 'Mysterious Waveform' Matter To Study Gravitational Waves

There was a time when physics experiments could be carried out with two weighted balls and a tower in Pisa (although Galileo's famous...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 19 October 2018 - 12:51PM