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The Orion Spacecraft Is Almost Complete... And Will Take Humans Back to the Moon

Over the last seven months, technicians at Lockheed Martin have been carefully welding together the components of the capsule of the...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 29 August 2018 - 12:40PM

The New Horizons Spacecraft Has Spotted Ultima Thule – One of the Remotest Bodies in the Solar System

New Horizons has already broken new ground and made headlines with its first-ever close-up photos of Pluto and even found evidence for...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 29 August 2018 - 12:09PM

Python Species Cross-Breeding In The Florida Everglades Have Created A Hybrid 'Super Snake'

It sounds like one of those old Sci-Fi Channel original movies (the New York Times even called it "The Snake That's Eating Florida"),...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 28 August 2018 - 1:30PM

New Study Claims Air Pollution Can Cause 'Huge' Reduction in Intelligence

Residents of Beijing are all too familiar with the physical health effects of air pollution--like the 'Beijing cough'--but a new study...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 28 August 2018 - 12:48PM

SpaceX Passing NASA Tests with Flying Colors, Will Be Ready for Crewed Launch On Time

After carrying out several successful deliveries to the International Space Station, SpaceX is poised to become the first private...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 28 August 2018 - 11:58AM

We May Finally Know What Dinosaur DNA Looked Like, But Will Scientists Clone a T-Rex?

If you've seen Jurassic Park then you probably remember the scene where they are given a crash course in the science of bringing...

Andrew LaSane
Monday, 27 August 2018 - 1:16PM

NASA Releases Stunning New Images Showing Clouds of Dust Swirling Around the Earth

There's a hundred different ways to look at the Earth, from heat maps to magnetic imaging, but one dimension that's particularly...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 27 August 2018 - 1:09PM

An Aquatic, Autonomous Terminator Robot Has Been Designed to Hunt Down Lionfish in the Caribbean

If you ever need a practical example of scientific problem-solving in action, consider the lionfish, dubbed "the poster child for...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 27 August 2018 - 12:41PM

Scientists May Have Spotted Ghostly Black Holes From the Universe Before This One

Have you ever looked up at the stars and wondered which ones are already dead? It's common knowledge that it can take starlight a long...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 27 August 2018 - 12:12PM

14-Foot Giant Squid Washes Up On New Zealand Beach

Welp, that's another country that we can cross off the list of potential vacation destinations. It's fun to travel to places like...

Andrew LaSane
Monday, 27 August 2018 - 11:56AM

NASA Launches a New Laser-Equipped Satellite to Track Earth's Melting Ice

Between drafting plans to protect Earth from giant asteroids, laying the groundwork for the Deep Space Gateway, and testing a new...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 24 August 2018 - 1:13PM

New Study Confirms a Russian Agency Spread Anti-Vaccination Propaganda Through Fake Twitter Accounts

By now, it's generally accepted that the Russian Internet Research Agency meddled in the US' 2016 presidential election, but new...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 24 August 2018 - 12:37PM

Real Russian Robocop? Makers of the AK-47 Unveil Their First Combat Mech

The Russian arms manufacturer Kalashnikov has come a long way from making rifles--not only have they unveiled a new line of electric...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 24 August 2018 - 11:57AM

Stay Frosty: NASA's Orion Spacecraft Just Got a New Heat Shield

According to NASA, the announcement of the Orion marked the first time in a generation that NASA had unveiled a spacecraft built for...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 23 August 2018 - 1:08PM

'Potentially Hazardous' Asteroid the Size of a 747 Will Fly Past Earth Next Week

While NASA's OSIRIS REx mission heads to the asteroid Bennu and JAXA's Hayabusa2 investigates Ryugu, another asteroid has decided to...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 23 August 2018 - 12:34PM

New Geological Evidence Suggests Earth's Magnetic Poles Could Flip at Any Time

For the past few years, scientists have waffled between warning that the Earth's magnetic poles could flip at any time (with...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 23 August 2018 - 11:46AM

New Study Suggests a Twist on Evolutionary Theory: 'Survival of the Laziest'

When you find out that elephants need to eat between 200-600 pounds of food a day, or that hummingbirds have to consume half their...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 22 August 2018 - 12:31PM

ISS Astronauts Just Played the First Tennis Game in Space

If Chris Hadfield's recording sessions aboard the ISS didn't impress you, how about a zero-gravity tennis throwdown? Yesterday, NASA...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 22 August 2018 - 11:54AM

New Drug Could Be the Key to 'Inception'-Like Lucid Dreaming

Everyone remembers the spinning top and Leonardo's squinting face from Inception, but you might not remember the name of the drug...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 22 August 2018 - 11:05AM

Scientists Confirm New Aurora-Like Phenomenon Called A 'Skyglow' But There Are Some Who Call It... STEVE?

We like to think of the scientific community as being a group of Very Serious Individuals™ committed to approaching natural...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 21 August 2018 - 11:59AM