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Have Scientists Just Found the Earliest Evidence of Life On Earth?

Geochemist Elizabeth Bell and her colleagues recently published a study in the journal ‘Proceedings of the National Academy of...

Zain Charkawi
Thursday, 22 October 2015 - 8:47PM

NASA's Osiris-REx Will Take the First-Ever Samples from an Asteroid Starting Next Year

Aerospace and securities company Lockheed Martin has just finished building Osiris-REx, a spacecraft that is set to launch next year...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 22 October 2015 - 3:05PM

Chinese Scientists Genetically Modify 'Designer' Beagles

Scientists just got one significant step closer to designer babies, as Chinese researchers have managed to create genetically...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 20 October 2015 - 5:45PM

AI Experts Warn the UN About the Dangers of Artificial Superintelligence

On Wednesday, UN delegates met in Georgia in order to discuss emerging global risks, especially those that may arise from burgeoning...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 16 October 2015 - 3:31PM

Robotics Company to 3-D Print Tiny Disney and Marvel-Themed Bionic Arms

In the past, prosthetic limbs have generally been purely functional, trying to blend into the rest of the body wherever possible. But...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 13 October 2015 - 4:07PM

One Out of Four Far-Right UK Voters Believe in a Government Alien Conspiracy

UK conservatives really, really want to believe. According to a new survey from YouGov, a full 24% of the Ukip party (the most...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 13 October 2015 - 2:39PM

Experts Warn UN Delay on Autonomous Weapons Ban May Make a Killer Robot War Inevitable

Military technology in several different countries is inching closer and closer to fully autonomous weapons, and lobbyists at the UN...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 07 October 2015 - 12:47PM

Four TV Shows Scientifically Proven to Make You More Emotionally Intelligent

It's long been theorized that consuming certain types of fiction makes a person more empathetic; for example, a recent study showed...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 06 October 2015 - 4:34PM

China Is Building the World's Largest Telescope to Begin Searching for Alien Life Next Year

China is rapidly coming to the end of construction for the largest telescope in the world, which will begin searching for alien life...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 06 October 2015 - 3:38PM

The Cast of The Martian Asks NASA Astronauts About Life in Space

The cast and director of The Martian ask about the ISS Wi-fi, space poop, and more.

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 30 September 2015 - 2:07PM

Edward Snowden Thinks We Haven't Heard from Aliens Because Their Communications are Encrypted

On the latest episode of Star Talk, the NSA whistleblower discussed alien life with Neil DeGrasse Tyson.

Janey Tracey
Monday, 21 September 2015 - 3:43PM

A Transhumanist Pastor on Killer AI, Battlestar Galactica, and Humans as Artificial Intelligence

Transhumanist pastor Christopher Benek made waves recently when he asserted that he "doesn't see Christ's redemption as limited to...

Janey Tracey
Saturday, 12 September 2015 - 3:58PM

We May Be Able to Teleport to Other Planets by the End of the Century

Beam me up, Scotty!

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 08 September 2015 - 5:39PM

NASA Is Using Hoverboard Technology to Make a Real-Life Tractor Beam

Will we someday be able to say "Beam me up, Scotty" in real life? NASA has just teamed up with Arx Pax, the company that (sort of)...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 04 September 2015 - 4:20PM

No Driver Needed: Autonomous Trucks Will Be on Florida Roads by the End of the Year

Autonomous vehicles are quickly becoming a reality, and although there are still many detractors, they seem more and more like an...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 27 August 2015 - 2:15PM

Computer Program Can Predict Psychosis More Accurately Than Psychiatrists

The program can predict the onset of psychosis with 100% accuracy.

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 27 August 2015 - 11:20AM

Facebook is Lying to You - Mars Will Not be as Big as the Moon Tomorrow

No, Mars will not be as big as the moon this month. Not now, not ever.

Kieran Dickson
Wednesday, 26 August 2015 - 11:30AM

Stephen Hawking May Have Just Solved the Paradox of Black Holes

Black holes aren't as black as we once thought.

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 25 August 2015 - 5:25PM

Scientists Grow a Miniature Human Brain in a Lab

The “brain in a jar” scenario, in which a mad scientist disembodies a person's brain and connects it to a simulated reality, is...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 20 August 2015 - 5:30PM

This Drinkable Book is Attacking Waterborne Diseases on Two Fronts

We can read books on the reasons why we should purify our water, but what about using those very pages as a purifying filter for our...

Alexandra Grunberg
Tuesday, 18 August 2015 - 2:38PM