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NASA Is Creating the First-Ever Cosmic GPS for Spaceships and Lost Astronauts

This past week saw the release of the new Netflix sci-fi series Lost in Space, but soon real-life astronauts won't have to worry...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 16 April 2018 - 1:06PM

New AI Technology Can See Through Your Poker Face

If you thought Facebook and Cambridge Analytica were on the cutting edge when it comes to violating privacy, you haven't seen anything...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 16 April 2018 - 11:55AM

Astronomers Say an Asteroid Snuck Up on Us and Almost Hit Earth Yesterday

Five years ago, the 10,000-ton, 56-foot Chelyabinsk meteor exploded over Russia with the force of 30 atomic bombs. Yesterday, an...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 16 April 2018 - 11:23AM

Harvard Scientists Are Cloning Woolly Mammoths to Save Humanity

Cloning dinosaurs for entertainment didn't turn out so well in Jurassic Park, but some scientists believe that resurrecting another...

Andrew LaSane
Monday, 16 April 2018 - 10:58AM

Engineer Builds a Functional 'Gundam' Inspired Giant Robot With an Arm Cannon

There's precious few people who would turn down the chance to pilot a giant robot — or at least, we like to think so.But...

Jonathan Kesh
Sunday, 15 April 2018 - 5:05PM

Atlantic Ocean Currents Have Slowed Down to a 1,000 Year Low

The "Atlantic meridional overturning circulation" (AMOC) may sound complicated, and it mostly is, but it's defined very simply as the...

Jonathan Kesh
Sunday, 15 April 2018 - 3:52PM

FDA Approves Light-Sensitive Contact Lenses Which Darken Your Eyes

Good news if you wear contacts and also want to look like an alien posing as a human, or if you've ever felt like you're missing out...

Jonathan Kesh
Sunday, 15 April 2018 - 12:22PM

How to Watch the Lyrid Meteor Shower When It Passes Through the Night Sky

For the rest of April, you'll have a good chance of seeing some shooting stars as the Lyrid meteor shower comes through this...

Jonathan Kesh
Sunday, 15 April 2018 - 11:06AM

Jeff Bezos' Aerospace Company 'Blue Origin' is Close To Winning U.S. Military Funding

Blue Origin might not be as big of a player in the current space race as other companies like SpaceX or Boeing, but it does have a...

Jonathan Kesh
Saturday, 14 April 2018 - 4:12PM

NASA Will Soon Launch Their State-of-the-Art TESS Telescope to Find Habitable Exoplanets

Early next week, NASA will launch their Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite — or TESS, for short — from Cape Canaveral aboard a...

Jonathan Kesh
Saturday, 14 April 2018 - 2:42PM

New Technology Allows Scientists To Study Bats' Brains During Flight

Bats, while being closer to "rats with wings" than any other animal (simply by virtue of being a rare winged mammal), are complicated...

Jonathan Kesh
Saturday, 14 April 2018 - 12:17PM

Neil deGrasse Tyson Wants The Word 'Awesome' To Be Reserved For Science

Neil deGrasse Tyson is very good at explaining scientific concepts and astrophysics in clear and concise ways, although he has a habit...

Jonathan Kesh
Friday, 13 April 2018 - 6:23PM

New Research Shows Greenland Ice Sheet 'Dark Zone' Melting Faster Than We Thought

Clearly visible from satellite imagery, there is a strip of Greenland's ice sheet that is getting darker and darker and melting faster...

Andrew LaSane
Friday, 13 April 2018 - 11:45AM

Ancient One-Handed Skeleton Found With Prosthetic Knife-Hand

Sure, pirates had peg legs and hooks, but a thousand years before they sailed the sea, there were the Longobardi, a culture of...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 13 April 2018 - 11:43AM

The ESA Says It Just Discovered an Ancient 'Supervolcano' on Mars

Mars is home to the largest volcano in the solar system, Olympus Mons, but the Red Planet may be tallying another supervolcano...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 13 April 2018 - 11:12AM

Boeing Also Plans to Send Humans to Mars, and Wants to Retrieve Elon Musk's Tesla

SpaceX and Boeing, being competing aerospace companies in a brand new space race, have naturally developed a rivalry.And when SpaceX...

Jonathan Kesh
Thursday, 12 April 2018 - 7:26PM

Looks That Kill: Being Attractive Linked to Species Extinction, New Study Says

Everyone wants to be more attractive, but it turns out that species that go to extremes to attract mates may be sealing their own...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 12 April 2018 - 1:20PM

Oceanographers Say the Atlantic's Lagging Currents Are Bad News for Global Warming

On the heels of a new, magnetic map of the world's oceans provided by the ESA, climate scientists have announced a new ocean...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 12 April 2018 - 11:45AM

The End of Blood Diamonds? Scientists Say They Can Now Make Them in a Microwave

Remember the old saying that pressure makes diamonds? Well, that is still true if we're talking about the natural ones that are...

Andrew LaSane
Thursday, 12 April 2018 - 11:12AM

Is the Nibiru Rapture Real? Christian Numerologist Says End Times Are April 23

Doomsday prophets are nothing if not persistent, we'll give them that--almost two years ago to the day, Outer Places called the last...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 12 April 2018 - 11:11AM