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Tiny Volcanic Crystals Could Save Lives by Predicting Eruptions

Of all natural disasters, history and literature have a special place for the volcanic eruption. From Pompei to Tommy Lee Jones'...

Justin Joffe
Tuesday, 23 January 2018 - 11:49AM

No One Was Able to Win Google's Decade-Long, $20 Million XPrize Moon Shot Competition

After 10 years (including on extension) and 16 original contenders, it looks like Google's Lunar $20 million Xprize will go unclaimed...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 23 January 2018 - 11:49AM

Geoengineering a Cooler Planet Could Kill Earth's Animals in an Attempt to Stop Climate Change

In theory, the plan to deflect heat from the sun to cool down the temperature of the Earth makes sense, but according to a new study...

Andrew LaSane
Tuesday, 23 January 2018 - 11:11AM

Earth's Oceans Are the Hottest They've Ever Been Thanks to Global Warming

Congratulations, humanity: We're all doing a great job of making the planet unlivable.2017 was a big year for bizarre weather patterns...

Matthew Loffhagen
Tuesday, 23 January 2018 - 10:37AM

MIT Scientists Design a Computer That Works Just Like a Human Brain

As complex and impressive computers are becoming, they still don't hold a candle to the human brain. Sure, we can't instantly recall...

Matthew Loffhagen
Monday, 22 January 2018 - 6:30PM

Government Shutdown Closes CDC During Deadliest Flu Epidemic Ever

The continuing goverment shutdown that we find ourselves in leaves much to be alarmed about, but nothing less settling than the...

Justin Joffe
Monday, 22 January 2018 - 12:58PM

Mars One Announces Plans for 'Floating Cities' on Venus and Jupiter's Moons

Mars One and its flagship project to colonize the Red Planet with a small group of trained laypeople has been called a lot of...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 22 January 2018 - 12:01PM

Australia Was Part of North America Supercontinent Over 1 Billion Years Ago, New Study Shows

It's easy to forget that the world's continents have been sliding around Earth's surface, colliding and ripping apart, for the last...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 22 January 2018 - 11:57AM

This Electronic Skin Allows You to Control Virtual Objects

As virtual reality continues to grow in popularity, users are naturally going to want more control over their virtual environments....

Jonathan Kesh
Sunday, 21 January 2018 - 5:12PM

Looking at Mercury Reveals How the Sun is Losing Its Mass

The sun is losing mass very, very slowly. This is mostly normal —  as it goes about its nuclear fusion process, it gradually...

Jonathan Kesh
Sunday, 21 January 2018 - 3:19PM

How a Tesla Semi Prototype Looks and Sounds on the Road

Tesla's official electric semi truck is technically not finished yet, and won't be for sale for at least another year (likely longer)....

Jonathan Kesh
Saturday, 20 January 2018 - 4:53PM

Arctic Research Technique Could Help Detect Life on Mars

Searching for signs of life on Mars is no easy task, for lots of fairly obvious reasons. Testing out any possible strategy is tough...

Jonathan Kesh
Saturday, 20 January 2018 - 12:26PM

Private Companies Won the Space Race in 2017 With Nearly $4B in New Investments

It seems like it was just a few years ago that we mourned the end of NASA's space shuttle program and waxed philosophical about the...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 19 January 2018 - 12:18PM

'Best Footage Ever' of Cube-Shaped UFOs Revealed to Be NASA Satellites

When you first see the NASA footage of what appears to be two XBOX 360s flying through Earth's atmosphere, it's pretty...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 19 January 2018 - 11:17AM

Mysterious Neutron Star Merger Explosion Just Keeps Getting Brighter, Baffling Scientists

Last year, scientists used gravitational waves to detect the merger of two enormous neutron stars, far away in the NGC 4993 galaxy.The...

Matthew Loffhagen
Friday, 19 January 2018 - 10:34AM

Lava Tubes on the Moon Could Contain Water for Astronauts

A new discovery from the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI) Institute and the Mars Institute may have uncovered an...

Matthew Loffhagen
Thursday, 18 January 2018 - 8:15PM

NASA Tests a Mini Nuclear Reactor Designed for Mars Colonies

At an official facility in Nevada, the US government is currently testing a prototype miniature nuclear reactor that should one...

Matthew Loffhagen
Thursday, 18 January 2018 - 6:46PM

Expert Reveals the Photo at the Center of the Pentagon UFO Story Is Fake

Has the photo at the center of the controversy surrounding the Pentagon's secret UFO program officially been debunked?A lot of people...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 18 January 2018 - 12:00PM

The Worst-Case Climate Change Scenarios Have Just Been Debunked

For the past decade, the fight against climate change has been driven by the knowledge that we're racing against the clock: If...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 18 January 2018 - 11:26AM

We Finally Know Why the Universe Has an Eerie Infrared Glow—And It May Have Sparked Life on Earth

You may not be able to see it, but the universe is glowing.When viewed through an infrared lens, all of the known universe has a...

Matthew Loffhagen
Thursday, 18 January 2018 - 10:46AM