Science News

VR Company Develops Tools to Teach Military Language Skills in 'Video Game' With Human Instructors

Jedburgh Technology has developed virtual reality training for the American military that synthesizes kinesthetic learning...

Scarlett James
Friday, 03 May 2019 - 2:08PM

Rise of the Machines: Watch Boston Dynamics' SpotMini Robot Dogs Pull Truck

It's not difficult to watch a Boston Dynamics video and imagine a dystopian future where bedraggled rebels are hunted down by faceless...

Gart Williams
Friday, 19 April 2019 - 9:41AM

Scientists Use Asteroid to Measure Smallest Star Size to Date

Press Release via Center for Astrophysics | Harvard & SmithsonianBERLIN, Germany & AMADO, Ariz. (April 16, 2019)—Scientists in the...

CfA Harvard & Smithsonian
Wednesday, 17 April 2019 - 7:48AM

BREAKING: ESO Releases First Picture of a Black Hole

ESO researchers released the first image ever taken of a black hole today, captured by the planet-wide array of radio telescopes known...

K.S. Anthony
Wednesday, 10 April 2019 - 9:43AM

Scientists Reverse Memory Loss With Electrical Pulses Delivered to Brain

Scientists at Boston University have developed a non-invasive technique that temporarily reverses age-related memory loss. Their...

K.S. Anthony
Monday, 08 April 2019 - 12:35PM

NASA Says India Put ISS at 'Terrible Risk' After Detonating Satellite in Space

NASA is pulling no punches in its condemnation of India's March 27th anti-satellite test which had the Indian military launching a...

K.S. Anthony
Friday, 05 April 2019 - 9:53AM

MIT and NASA Engineers Reveal Aircraft Wing That Changes Shape During Flight

A team of engineers from NASA and MIT have designed, built, and tested a new type of aircraft wing constructed from thousands of...

K.S. Anthony
Thursday, 04 April 2019 - 11:11AM

ESO Planning Huge Announcement Around Event Horizon Telescope's 'Groundbreaking' Results: Black Hole Picture?

The European Southern Observatory is planning a major announcement next week to "present a groundbreaking result from the EHT (Event...

Gart Williams
Monday, 01 April 2019 - 12:41PM

Real-Life X-Men? Harvard Scientists Are Unlocking DNA's Secrets of Whole-Body Regeneration

In 2017, Business Insider named the top ten highest-grossing superhero movie franchises in America. Sitting at the number two spot,...

K.S. Anthony
Monday, 18 March 2019 - 10:54AM

Jurassic Spark: Scientists in Japan Revive 28,000-Year-Old Woolly Mammoth Cells

Scientists in Osaka, Japan have succeeded in prodding cells from a 28,000-year-old woolly mammoth into showing signs of "limited...

K.S. Anthony
Wednesday, 13 March 2019 - 9:45AM

First Planet Candidate Detected by Kepler is Finally Acknowledged

Nearly 10 years after its discovery, planet Kepler-1658b has now been officially recognized as an actual plant. It’s all thanks to...

Allie Cooper
Wednesday, 13 March 2019 - 9:07AM

History Made As SpaceX Crew Dragon Successfully Docks at ISS

SpaceX launched its Crew Dragon spacecraft to successfully dock at the International Space Station on Sunday morning, ushering in a...

K.S. Anthony
Tuesday, 05 March 2019 - 1:14PM

New Study Shows Dangers of Cremating the Radioactive Dead

Each year, millions of people are treated with radioactive compounds called radiopharmaceuticals for a variety of conditions and...

K.S. Anthony
Wednesday, 27 February 2019 - 10:11AM

Headlines Suggest That Chinese Gene-Edited Babies May Have Enhanced Intelligence... But Is That Actually True?

When Chinese scientist He Jiankui used CRISPR to delete the CCR5 gene in a pair of Chinese twins named Nana and Lulu in an effort to...

K.S. Anthony
Monday, 25 February 2019 - 12:35PM

NASA-Funded Scientists Create Synthetic 8-Base 'Alien' DNA, Proving That Life Could Have Different Rules

A team of Florida-based researchers have created a strand of DNA that changes much of what we thought we knew about the limits of...

K.S. Anthony
Friday, 22 February 2019 - 2:31PM

SETI Astronomers Accidentally Discover Tiny New Moon Orbiting Neptune

Astronomers at the SETI Institute have discovered a previously unnoticed, city-sized moon orbiting Neptune, thanks to the Hubble...

Super User
Thursday, 21 February 2019 - 11:21AM

Video: New Natural History Museum Exhibition Reveals What Baby T. Rex Might Have Looked Like

A new exhibition at the American Natural History Museum in New York City promises an engaging and informative look at the most famous...

K.S. Anthony
Wednesday, 20 February 2019 - 11:44AM

OpenAI Writes So Well That Creators Won't Release It, Fearing Flood of Disinformation

OpenAI, an artificial intelligence research group co-founded by Elon Musk and whose website touts a vision of "discovering and...

K.S. Anthony
Tuesday, 19 February 2019 - 11:46AM

Scientists Decode Great White Shark Genome, Unlocking Incredible Healing Abilities

There are few creatures on Earth that inspire the same kind of awe as Carcharodon carcharias, commonly known as the great white...

K.S. Anthony
Tuesday, 19 February 2019 - 10:45AM

NASA's Record-Setting Opportunity Rover Mission on Mars Comes to End

PRESS RELEASE: One of the most successful and enduring feats of interplanetary exploration, NASA's Opportunity rover mission is at an...

NASA Press Release
Wednesday, 13 February 2019 - 2:44PM