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Artificial Intelligence Discovers an Entirely New Way to Beat 'Q*bert'

Lots of early arcade games are still widely remembered today — Pac-Man, Space Invaders, Donkey Kong, etc. The same can not be...

Jonathan Kesh
Thursday, 01 March 2018 - 8:35PM

Signals From Ancient Stars Could Provide Clues About Dark Matter

Just the other day, news broke that radio signals created by some of the earliest stars in the universe had finally reached Earth...

Jonathan Kesh
Thursday, 01 March 2018 - 8:04PM

Study Finds That Humans Can Use Echolocation Just Like Bats

One of the more interesting Marvel superheroes is Daredevil, a character who is blinded as a child, but who is able to sense the world...

Matthew Loffhagen
Thursday, 01 March 2018 - 7:06PM

Hubble Telescope Finds New Exoplanet With a Water-Filled Atmosphere

Searching the known universe for Earth-like planets is a tiring process, because even beyond its size and relative distance from the...

Matthew Loffhagen
Thursday, 01 March 2018 - 6:33PM

'Time-Traveling Alien Archaeologist' From the Year 6491 Warns Yellowstone Volcano Doomsday Is Imminent

Remember that really creepy interview with a time-traveling alien that popped up on YouTube a few years ago? Looked pretty realistic,...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 01 March 2018 - 1:27PM

UFO Program Director: Pentagon Hiding Alien Metals 'Not From Earth'

Luis Elizondo is probably the most credible advocate we have when it comes to the existence of UFOs, but the more he reveals about his...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 01 March 2018 - 11:39AM

NASA Abandons Space Tech Development Ahead of Trump Budget Cuts

Last year, US President Donald Trump put forth a revised budget for NASA that is set to implement several key changes to the way...

Matthew Loffhagen
Thursday, 01 March 2018 - 11:14AM

Curiosity Rover's New Drilling Method Could Transform NASA's Search for Life on Mars

Rejoice, fans of The Martian: Resourceful thinking and clever jerry-rigging on the Red Planet can indeed salvage a disaster, even...

Super User
Thursday, 01 March 2018 - 11:08AM

GOES-S Advanced Weather Forecasting Satellite May Solve One of Climate Change's Biggest Problems

If you've been living under a rock for the past few years, you might have failed to notice the fact that environmental disasters are...

Matthew Loffhagen
Thursday, 01 March 2018 - 10:42AM

Bus-Sized Asteroid Will Pass Closer Than the Moon This Week

This coming Friday, March 2, an near-Earth asteroid will be sweeping within 70,000 miles (113,000 kilometers) of our planet's...

Jonathan Kesh
Wednesday, 28 February 2018 - 8:42PM

A New Tardigrade Species is Found Hiding in a Parking Lot

Water bears, more formally known as tardigrades, are among the most indestructible animals on the planet. At just 0.02 inches (0.5...

Jonathan Kesh
Wednesday, 28 February 2018 - 7:45PM

NASA's James Webb Telescope is Breaking Down and Likely Delayed

Bad news, fans of giant space cameras: the James Webb telescope, intended as the new pinnacle of NASA's achievements, is in pretty bad...

Matthew Loffhagen
Wednesday, 28 February 2018 - 7:08PM

Scientists Detect Radio Waves From the Universe's Oldest Stars

It's not possible to get a good look at the Big Bang. While telescopes can be used to see millions of years into the past, thanks to...

Matthew Loffhagen
Wednesday, 28 February 2018 - 6:44PM

Mysterious Origin of the Moon Finally Explained by Strange New Synestia Theory

Plenty of planets have moons, but our Moon is special for a couple of major reasons--including the fact that it's proportionally...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 28 February 2018 - 12:11PM

Scientists Warn Elon Musk's Tesla May Destroy Life on Mars

We all had a good laugh when Ol' Musky launched his Tesla Roadster into space with a mannequin astronaut named Starman--what classic...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 28 February 2018 - 11:31AM

Human Sacrifice Was the Key to Social Evolution, New Study Says

It is a concept that has been phased out of practice for quite some time in civilized society and reserved for the pages of the...

Andrew LaSane
Wednesday, 28 February 2018 - 11:29AM

SpaceX Too Expensive? SpinLaunch Will Catapult Cargo Into Space for $500K

To escape Earth's gravity, a spacecraft needs to be going around 25,000 miles per hour. Apart from a certain nuclear manhole, not...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 28 February 2018 - 10:47AM

World War III Is Coming Soon—And Statistical Analysis Proves It

Do you have the nagging sensation that global politics have been particularly tense recently?Sure, we're not at a 1950s Cold War level...

Matthew Loffhagen
Wednesday, 28 February 2018 - 10:36AM

Saturn's Strange Hexagon-Shaped Storm is Recreated By Scientists

When staring at a picture of Saturn, it's easy to get so distracted by all the rings that you don't notice the bizarre hexagon-shaped...

Jonathan Kesh
Tuesday, 27 February 2018 - 8:46PM

Earth Microbes Could Easily Survive on Saturn's Moon Enceladus

Enceladus has always fascinated scientists and those hunting for the possibility of alien life, even if it's never really caught the...

Jonathan Kesh
Tuesday, 27 February 2018 - 7:40PM