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Glowing Mosquitos are Genetically Engineered to Prevent Malaria

Every time CRISPR technology makes headlines, it seems like something straight out of science fiction. Luckily, "malaria-resistant...

Jonathan Kesh
Friday, 09 March 2018 - 8:16PM

Scientists Have Recreated Alien Environments Here on Earth

Have you ever wanted to stand on the surface of Saturn and breathe a deep lungful of alien air?If so, you're going to have a bad time,...

Matthew Loffhagen
Friday, 09 March 2018 - 6:45PM

NASA is Designing an Asteroid-Destroying Spacecraft Named 'HAMMER'

As has been well documented, humanity is weirdly paranoid about the threat of giant deadly asteroids. Sure, life on Earth was almost...

Matthew Loffhagen
Friday, 09 March 2018 - 6:44PM

Minivan-Sized Meteor Fireball Stuns Washington State

This past Wednesday, people from Oregon to British Columbia witnessed one of the biggest fireballs in years and heard what was likely...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 09 March 2018 - 12:40PM

The Asteroid That Killed the Dinosaurs Created the Most Beautiful Underwater Caves in the World

About 65 million years ago, the Earth had a little encounter with a 7.5-mile-wide asteroid, now called the Chicxulub impactor....

Chris Mahon
Friday, 09 March 2018 - 11:27AM

A Nobel Prize-Winning Physicist Just Cracked Time Travel—Here's How It's Possible

Last year, Kip S. Thorne collected a Nobel Prize (along with Rainer Weiss and Barry C. Barish) for his work on gravitational waves....

Chris Mahon
Friday, 09 March 2018 - 10:46AM

NASA Twin Study Shocker: Space Travel Altered Astronaut Scott Kelly's DNA

In 2015, NASA began a study into how time in space alters the genetics of the human body. The foolproof method for undertaking this...

Matthew Loffhagen
Friday, 09 March 2018 - 10:25AM

Colorful Hawaiian Spiders On Separate Islands Share Common Ancestors

Spiders often get a bad rap just because some species are venomous to the point of being deadly. If you're able to look past the tiny...

Matthew Loffhagen
Thursday, 08 March 2018 - 7:56PM

China is Preparing To Build a Giant X-Ray Telescope in Space

Space is an important frontier for China. Long before the current boom of commercial interest in space, China was focusing on using...

Matthew Loffhagen
Thursday, 08 March 2018 - 6:29PM

Meet the 'Eyeborg,' the Filmmaker With a Video Camera Eye

Neil Harbisson may be the world's first cyborg, but Rob Spence is currently winning the race to become the world's first Terminator:...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 08 March 2018 - 12:55PM

Amelia Earhart Found? Scientists 'Confident' Pilot's Bones Discovered on South Pacific Island

Nearly 80 years ago, American pilot Amelia Earhart and navigator Frederick Noonan went missing during an attempt to circumnavigate...

Andrew LaSane
Thursday, 08 March 2018 - 11:43AM

In the Future, Your Clothing Will Harvest Energy From Raindrops and Sunlight

No matter how futuristic-looking solar panels (or solar-powered cars) are, you can't get past the fact that they generally don't work...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 08 March 2018 - 11:23AM

Unveiling Deep Space Gateway Plans, NASA Charts a Future Beyond the Moon

NASA's Deep Space Gateway is finally taking shape--we already have an idea what it will look like, but only now are we starting to...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 08 March 2018 - 10:51AM

Human Brains Stop Creating New Neurons in Adulthood

You can forget your plans to live forever by transplanting your brain into a giant mech suit.It turns out that human grey matter has...

Matthew Loffhagen
Wednesday, 07 March 2018 - 7:58PM

A Diamond From Deep Beneath Earth's Surface Hides a Rare Mineral

A mineral known as calcium silicate perovskite (CaSiO3) is an unusual mix of highly rare and yet extremely abundant: despite being...

Jonathan Kesh
Wednesday, 07 March 2018 - 7:14PM

Jupiter's Storms Extend Deep Into the Planet's Insides

Ever since the Juno space probe arrived at Jupiter in 2016, we've been learning some absolutely fascinating things about the distant...

Matthew Loffhagen
Wednesday, 07 March 2018 - 6:32PM

NASA Officially Has a Plan to Blow Up Asteroids With Nuclear Weapons

You all laughed at Armageddon when it portrayed a last-ditch effort to save Earth from destruction by blowing up an asteroid with a...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 07 March 2018 - 1:17PM

An Algorithm That Catches Serial Killers Could Connect 200k Unsolved Murders

Crime shows like Numbers, Person of Interest, and even Sherlock portray criminal investigations as a kind of math puzzle: all the...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 07 March 2018 - 11:21AM

Melting Arctic Permafrost Will Release 10x More Carbon Into Atmosphere

This isn't good.A new study from NASA into the melting permafrost that covers much of the Arctic predicts that once the frost has...

Matthew Loffhagen
Wednesday, 07 March 2018 - 11:02AM

Paul Allen Wants to Launch Reusable Space Shuttles With the World's Largest Airplane

The Stratolaunch was designed with the intent of "normalizing access to low Earth orbit," but despite having six Boeing 747 engines,...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 07 March 2018 - 10:49AM