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Fastest Burst of 'Alien' Radio Waves From Space in History Detected by Astronomers

We like to think we know a lot about space. We can identify the chemical composition of an exoplanet's atmosphere from light-years...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 13 March 2018 - 11:28AM

Interstellar Water: The Secret to Finding Habitable Planets With the James Webb Telescope

Life needs a couple basic things: Reasonable temperatures, a lack of stellar radiation, and liquid water.If Proxima Centauri b is any...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 13 March 2018 - 10:56AM

'What the F--k Is That Thing?' New Footage Shows Navy Pilots Encountering UFO

Newly-released video of an encounter between U.S. Navy pilots and an Unidentified Flying Object in 2015 is raising eyebrows and...

K.S. Anthony
Monday, 12 March 2018 - 9:19PM

Hubble Tracks Down a 'Relic Galaxy' Near the Milky Way

Out of the many tasks which involve the Hubble Space Telescope, one in particular involved an "Indiana Jones-type quest" (NASA's...

Jonathan Kesh
Monday, 12 March 2018 - 8:03PM

NASA Chief Steps Down Without Any Clear Replacement in Sight

Robert Lightfoot, the current Acting Administrator of NASA, just announced his retirement today in a surprise statement. As of now,...

Jonathan Kesh
Monday, 12 March 2018 - 6:33PM

How Ancient Humans Thrived During a Supervolcano Apocalypse

Seventy-four thousand years ago, humanity was on the brink of destruction.A supervolcanic eruption, the biggest in two million years,...

Matthew Loffhagen
Monday, 12 March 2018 - 3:18PM

Scientist Says Nazca Tomb 'Alien' Mummies Are Definitely 'Not Human'

About a month ago, we reported on the alien mummies supposedly unearthed in Peru, called 'the Nazca mummies' due to the fact their...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 12 March 2018 - 1:09PM

Super-Earth With Liquid Water Found With 14 Other New Planets Orbiting Cool Dwarf Stars

Research into planets that form around cooler dwarf stars has brought light some intriguing new discoveries that could help scientists...

Matthew Loffhagen
Monday, 12 March 2018 - 11:41AM

Find Alien Life and Discover New Exoplanets With Google's New Machine-Learning Algorithm

Some people like to unwind by bingewatching Netflix. Some people like to curl up with a good book. But now, when someone asks you...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 12 March 2018 - 11:25AM

Elon Musk SXSW Speech: SpaceX Will Reboot Humanity After WWIII With Mars Colonies

If you picked up Andy Weir's Artemis this past year, then you probably got a glimpse of what space colonization will look like on...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 12 March 2018 - 10:57AM

Third Geomagnetic Storm of 2018 Headed for Earth This Week—And It Could Be Deadly

This is probably not the news you wanted to start your week with, but they say that knowledge is power, so consider this our attempt...

Andrew LaSane
Monday, 12 March 2018 - 10:23AM

SpaceX Mars Rocket Will Begin Test Flights as Early as 2019

SpaceX has made its Mars aspirations very clear over the past couple years, and they appear to be on track to meet those aspirations...

Jonathan Kesh
Sunday, 11 March 2018 - 5:55PM

Neil deGrasse Tyson Explains How to Prove The Earth is Round

Since Neil deGrasse Tyson's big claim to fame is how he can break down astrophysics into laymen's terms, he's had to address the claim...

Jonathan Kesh
Sunday, 11 March 2018 - 3:49PM

Elon Musk's Boring Company Decides to Modernize Public Transit

Elon Musk's Boring Company has released two videos so far: one shows a utopian Los Angeles where hundreds of underground tunnels have...

Jonathan Kesh
Saturday, 10 March 2018 - 2:08PM

Startup Allegedly Launches Rogue Satellites Without FCC Permission

It's a tale as old as time: a Silicon Valley startup is denied permission by the government to launch satellites, so the...

Jonathan Kesh
Saturday, 10 March 2018 - 12:15PM

Rare Crystallized Water is Discovered Inside a Super-Deep Diamond

A few days ago, diamonds made headlines when a "super-deep" diamond was found containing traces of a previously unseen mineral. That...

Jonathan Kesh
Saturday, 10 March 2018 - 10:44AM

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