Science News

Scientists Find Remains of Neanderthal Child Devoured by Giant Bird

It sounds like the kind of story you tell to scare small children today: "If you're a naughty child, a giant bird will come and eat...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 09 October 2018 - 1:27PM

Alien Mania Erupts Again As Video Shows Triangular UFO Over Mexico City

Ufologist Scott C. Waring calls it  "Absolute proof that aliens are active in Mexico," which is a pretty bold claim for (probably)...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 09 October 2018 - 1:02PM

Study Suggests Mount Vesuvius Eruption Vaporized Bodily Fluids and Caused Heads to Explode

And all this time we thought the people of Pompeii and the surrounding areas got off relatively easy in 79 AD — sure, being covered...

Andrew LaSane
Tuesday, 09 October 2018 - 12:30PM

Scientists May Have an Answer to the Mystery of Ghostly Gamma Ray Bursts

For years, astronomers have struggled to find what exactly is causing the mysterious phenomenon known as "fast radio bursts:" the...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 09 October 2018 - 12:18PM

Scientists Just Replicated Darwinian Evolution At A Quantum Level That Could Reveal The Origin Of Life On Earth

Modeling the birth, growth, and death of cells with computers is a tradition that goes all the way back to "Conway's Game of Life," a...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 08 October 2018 - 12:53PM

Massive Wind Farms Across The Midwest May Actually Warm The Earth As Humans Struggle To Fight Climate Change

When it comes to the struggle against climate change, wind farms have been the poster child for low-impact, environmentally friendly...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 08 October 2018 - 12:05PM

SpaceX Lights Up The Sky Over Los Angeles As It Pulls Off First West Coast Falcon 9 Rocket Landing

SpaceX has been hitting a lot of milestones lately: the company passed a battery of NASA tests with flying colors, announced its first...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 08 October 2018 - 11:22AM

Saturn's Rings Are Raining Thousands Of Pounds Of Debris Down On The Planet In A Bizarre Phenomenon Called 'Ring Rain'

While astronomers are still trying to pin down the existence of Planet Nine lurking somewhere beyond our solar system, scientists...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 05 October 2018 - 1:24PM

Evidence Builds For First-Ever Exomoon Discovery Orbiting A Planet 4,000 Light Years Away

Ever since missions like Kepler and K2 launched, the discovery of new exoplanets has become a little less exciting. Sure they're...

Andrew LaSane
Friday, 05 October 2018 - 1:08PM

Michigan Man Discovers the 30-Year-Old Doorstop Is Meteorite Worth $100,000

The most exciting part of any Antiques Roadshow is the part where some nice old couple finds out the worn rocking chair they kept in...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 05 October 2018 - 12:54PM

[WATCH] Astronauts From the ISS Endure Hard Landing While Returning to Earth

Considering the recent air leak in the ISS, the three astronauts who set out for Earth yesterday aboard the Soyuz MS-08 were probably...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 05 October 2018 - 12:20PM

A New Study Rules Out Black Holes as Explanation for the Universe's Missing Dark Matter

A new discovery has destroyed astronomers' hopes of accounting for what it is or how it's connected to the observable universe. The...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 03 October 2018 - 2:00PM

Distant Ice World Nicknamed 'The Goblin' Gives More Evidence for Ninth Planet in our Solar System

Step by step, astronomers are growing tantalizingly close to finding the solar system's long-rumored 'Planet Nine' lurking somewhere...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 03 October 2018 - 1:35PM

Speculation on Mars Life Increases After Discovery of Bacteria That Photosynthesizes Without Sunlight

Photosynthesis, according to every grade school science teacher ever, is the process plants and other organisms use to convert light...

Andrew LaSane
Wednesday, 03 October 2018 - 11:27AM

The Skull-Shaped "Death Comet" Will Pass by Earth Again After Halloween

Everyone has something they love about Fall: the changing of the leaves, the sweater weather, or the 1,300-foot wide, skull-shaped...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 02 October 2018 - 12:50PM

The Voyage to Mars May Riddle Astronauts with Cancer, New Study Says

When Elon Musk announced that SpaceX was going to start crewed missions to Mars in the 2020s, it was a cause for excitement and...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 02 October 2018 - 12:24PM

'The Mountain' from 'Game of Thrones' Is Being Used to Test How Much Gravity Humans Can Withstand

In Westeros, Ser Gregor "The Mountain" Clegane is famous for being stupidly strong, but we didn't expect the real-life...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 02 October 2018 - 11:40AM

We Have A New Map Of Dark Matter In The Universe... But It Doesn't Match The Last One

A few years ago, the Planck survey gave scientists a picture of where dark matter might be lurking across the universe. That survey...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 01 October 2018 - 12:05PM

New Research Seems To Bolster The Theory That Building Blocks Of Life Have Interstellar Origin And Traveled To Earth On Meteors

Earlier this year, the long-standing theory that the "building blocks of life" on Earth were seeded by meteorites got a big boost when...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 01 October 2018 - 11:32AM

Flatter Earth: The Large Hadron Collider Could Shrink Our Planet To The Size Of A Football Field According To Martin Rees

One of the most-hyped fears about the Large Hadron Collider before it was first turned on was the theory that it might inadvertently...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 01 October 2018 - 11:07AM