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Space Travel Could be Making Astronauts' Brains More Fragile

As a species, we probably need to face facts: the human body really isn't designed for zero-gravity environments. Years of evolution...

Matthew Loffhagen
Wednesday, 01 November 2017 - 8:40PM

Giant Planet Found Orbiting Tiny Star in Bizarre Combination

While stars are, by default, much bigger than planets, it was still generally accepted that planets of a certain size can't form...

Matthew Loffhagen
Tuesday, 31 October 2017 - 6:52PM

New Wormhole Discovery Suggests 'Interstellar'-Like Space Travel Is Possible

It sounds like a plot from science-fiction, but traveling through wormholes may, in fact, be possible, according to new research.At...

Matthew Loffhagen
Tuesday, 31 October 2017 - 11:47AM

NASA Will Allow SpaceX to Send Used Rockets to the ISS

Elon Musk's ongoing plans to conquer space have taken a huge leap forward, as after months of lobbying NASA to gain permission...

Matthew Loffhagen
Monday, 30 October 2017 - 5:55PM

'Guardian GT' Robot Is a Heavy-Lifting Extension of Your Own Arms

From the Power Loader suit in Aliens, to the powered-up exosuits in movies like Elysium and Edge of Tomorrow, it's good to have some...

Jonathan Kesh
Sunday, 29 October 2017 - 6:21PM

Elon Musk Shows Off The Boring Company's Underground LA Tunnel

Elon Musk is a man of many potentially supervillainous plans, one of which has been the maze of tunnels he's building...

Jonathan Kesh
Sunday, 29 October 2017 - 4:09PM

A New Asteroid Could Be Our Solar System's First Interstellar Visitor

The asteroid (or possibly comet) A/2017 U1 doesn't have a fancy name, and it isn't very big, just a quarter-mile across. But it's...

Jonathan Kesh
Saturday, 28 October 2017 - 6:02PM

Watch a Farm Use a Laser Instead of Scarecrows to Deter Birds

When you think about the "farm of tomorrow," you might think about automated harvests, genetically modified crops, etc. You probably...

Jonathan Kesh
Saturday, 28 October 2017 - 4:21PM

NASA 'Twins Study' Reveals that Space Travel Messes With Your Genes

NASA began their Twins Study a couple years ago with a simple premise: send astronaut Scott Kelly to the International Space Station...

Jonathan Kesh
Saturday, 28 October 2017 - 12:58PM

Astronomers Discover an Odd Planet That Snows Sunscreen

With every new planetary discovery that astronomers make, the universe becomes an even more intriguing and exciting place.Take, for...

Matthew Loffhagen
Friday, 27 October 2017 - 7:23PM

Boeing Will Soon Test Its 'Space Taxi' Service For Astronauts

In the coming years, the skies above Earth will get increasingly busy, as corporate entities and various governmental agencies...

Matthew Loffhagen
Thursday, 26 October 2017 - 8:16PM

Scientists Discover How to Boost Brain Power By 40%

Everyone's heard it before: humans only use 10 percent of their brain power. While that bit of faux science is patently false, a new...

Matthew Loffhagen
Thursday, 26 October 2017 - 10:36AM

A Prototype International Moon Base Could Be Built in Hawaii

If humans are going to establish a successful off-world colony, we're going to need to practice first. Nobody wants to get to Mars or...

Matthew Loffhagen
Wednesday, 25 October 2017 - 7:25PM

Harvard Scientists Create a Robot Bee That Swims and Flies

Bees are our friends — they help pollinate the crops that make our food, they produce delicious honey, and they look cute with their...

Matthew Loffhagen
Wednesday, 25 October 2017 - 6:36PM

Tesla Gives Solar Power Equipment to a Puerto Rican Hospital

In the ongoing relief efforts aiming to aid Puerto Rico in the wake of Hurricane Maria, Elon Musk has dug deep into his own pockets,...

Matthew Loffhagen
Tuesday, 24 October 2017 - 8:42PM

NASA Can Fix the Curiosity Rover's Broken Drill On Mars

Don't you just hate it when your expensive piece of electronic equipment breaks and it's not covered by a warranty? It could be worse...

Matthew Loffhagen
Tuesday, 24 October 2017 - 7:22PM

Tesla Will Open Up a New Electric Car Factory in Shanghai

As Elon Musk continues his many operations both in space and beneath the Earth's surface, his electric car company now has an...

Jonathan Kesh
Sunday, 22 October 2017 - 6:03PM

Newly-Found Lunar Cave Is an Ideal Spot for a Moon Base

Ever since NASA and Russian space agency Roscosmos announced a joint plan to return to the moon, there's been a renewed interest...

Jonathan Kesh
Sunday, 22 October 2017 - 4:31PM

NASA Extends the Dawn Spacecraft's Mission at Ceres Indefinitely

As the largest object in the wide asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter, the dwarf planet Ceres has been a point of interest for NASA...

Jonathan Kesh
Saturday, 21 October 2017 - 3:53PM

Elon Musk's Boring Company Expands With a New Tunnel in Maryland

Elon Musk's Boring Company isn't the most famous of his many companies, with SpaceX and Tesla grabbing most of the headlines; the...

Jonathan Kesh
Saturday, 21 October 2017 - 2:14PM