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DES-SN Astronomers Baffled by 72 Super-Bright Cosmic Flashes While Searching for Dark Energy

In the world of astronomy, spotting a change in brightness (usually from a star) can be the key to identifying a new planet or set off...

Super User
Wednesday, 04 April 2018 - 11:49AM

University of California's New Mind-Reading Device Can Translate Brainwaves Into Words

It's strange to think that the first mainstream voice assistant, Siri, was only introduced in 2011. Now, seven years later,...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 04 April 2018 - 11:43AM

NASA Taps Lockheed Martin to Build a New Quieter Supersonic Jet Without a Sonic Boom

It's strange to think of a time in the past where accessible technology was somehow more convenient and speedy than what we currently...

Matthew Loffhagen
Wednesday, 04 April 2018 - 11:36AM

Harvard Physicists Say They've Calculated the Exact Day the Universe Will End

Nothing lasts forever, not even the universe itself. Whether its sentient evil AI that comes to destroy us or a giant Higgs-Boson...

Matthew Loffhagen
Wednesday, 04 April 2018 - 10:56AM

Birds Have an 'Internal Compass' Protein Which Lets Them Sense Earth's Magnetic Field

We take it for granted that various species of birds will "fly south for the winter", but how do they navigate over long journeys?...

Jonathan Kesh
Tuesday, 03 April 2018 - 8:17PM

New Study Says Fake News Won Donald Trump the 2016 Presidential Election

Nobody in modern politics gets angrier about fake news than President Donald Trump.The current Commander in Chief of the United...

Matthew Loffhagen
Tuesday, 03 April 2018 - 1:36PM

Ancient Earth Study Suggests Our Odds of Finding Aliens Close to Us Are Greater Than We Ever Imagined

The only planet in the known universe that has been definitively proven to shelter life forms is our own.This being the case, it's...

Matthew Loffhagen
Tuesday, 03 April 2018 - 1:11PM

Astronomers Say They Have Proof the Milky Way Galaxy Is Still Expanding—And No One Can Explain It

There are a couple tenets astronomers and cosmologists live by: light sets the speed limit for the universe, nothing can escape a...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 03 April 2018 - 12:37PM

Shape-Shifting Robots and Laser-Powered Spacecraft Highlight NASA's Innovative Advanced Concept Program

With the new Lunar Orbital Platform Gateway and Mars 2020 Rover in the works and Mars colonization on the horizon (which is totally...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 03 April 2018 - 11:26AM

German Scientists Say They've Discovered an Ancient Lizard With 4 Eyes

Using computed tomography (CT scan) to learn more about lizard fossils from 49 million years ago, researchers at Germany's...

Andrew LaSane
Tuesday, 03 April 2018 - 11:11AM

As Antarctica's Glaciers Melt, Scientists Say 909 Miles of Ice Just Broke Free From the Continent

As part of scientists' continuing efforts to monitor and report on the effects of man-made climate change across the globe, a new...

Matthew Loffhagen
Tuesday, 03 April 2018 - 10:53AM

The European Commission Just Launched the First Satellite Designed to Remove Space Debris

As the world gears up for the new space race, it's easy to forget that space isn't the virgin soil it used to be--thanks to decades of...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 03 April 2018 - 10:51AM

Dozens of Dinosaur Footprints Found in Scotland Shed Light on Prehistoric Evolution

Finding a single dinosaur footprint tends to be a big deal for paleontologists. Finding several dozen is an even bigger deal.And about...

Jonathan Kesh
Monday, 02 April 2018 - 8:23PM

Space Station Tiangong-1 Finally Crash Landed Near the South Pacific 'Spacecraft Graveyard'

After weeks of speculation, Tiangong-1 — the falling space station which could crash nearly anywhere in the world — made its...

Jonathan Kesh
Monday, 02 April 2018 - 6:37PM

Astronomers Just Found the Most Distant Star Ever Observed: A Giant Blue 'Sun' 9 Billion Light-Years Away

Astronomers can spot supernovas from a galaxy away (even quick ones), but observing individual stars is much harder. In the cosmic...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 02 April 2018 - 12:57PM

Geophysicists Say Oil Extraction Is Causing Huge Portions of Texas Land to Sink and Warp

West Texas is facing a reckoning: After decades of extracting countless barrels of oil and quantities of natural gas from the Permian...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 02 April 2018 - 11:47AM

Astrobiologist Says We've Discovered Proof Aliens Are Seeding New Life on Earth With Space Bacteria

We have a pretty good picture of how life evolved on Earth (depending on who you talk to), but the real question is how it began....

Chris Mahon
Monday, 02 April 2018 - 11:00AM

DARPA is Open to Ideas For New Types of Drone Swarm Technology

DARPA, the U.S. government's Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency and frequently its "weird science" department, likes to open...

Jonathan Kesh
Sunday, 01 April 2018 - 5:59PM

Tiangong-1 Was Supposed to Crash in a 'Satellite Graveyard' in the Ocean Called Point Nemo

When things are going well, we typically dispose of satellites that need to be taken out of orbit by landing them as far away from...

Jonathan Kesh
Sunday, 01 April 2018 - 3:19PM

NASA and ESA Test Their High-Tech Mars Parachutes For Upcoming Martian Missions

We're about to see a lot more Mars missions in the next few years, as space agencies and companies around the world prepare for the...

Jonathan Kesh
Sunday, 01 April 2018 - 12:14PM