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Kickstarter Campaign Claims to Have Developed 'Molecular Coffee:' But What Does That Actually Mean?

When Carl Sagan said that "if you wish to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first invent the universe," the observation was...

K.S. Anthony
Wednesday, 13 February 2019 - 12:08PM

Martian Colonization Startup Mars One is Bankrupt, Surprising No One

A sharp-eyed Redditor found documentation from January of this year indicating that Mars One Ventures, the company behind Mars One, a...

Gart Williams
Monday, 11 February 2019 - 10:06AM

NASA and ESA Team to Knock Asteroid Out of Orbit to Test Earth Defense System

You know what? We're going to spare you the "Armageddon" reference that we had planned and just jump straight to the lede on this...

Gart Williams
Wednesday, 06 February 2019 - 10:55AM

Putin You On: Russian Propaganda Outlet Claims U.S. Toilet Crapped Out On ISS

In a remarkable change of pace from interfering with American elections, launching dezinformatsiya campaigns across social media...

Jack Whiteside
Tuesday, 05 February 2019 - 1:46PM

NASA: Fireball Over Cuba Exploded With Energy of One Kiloton of TNT

If you were in the Florida Keys or Viñales, Cuba last Friday and you saw a fireball explode overhead with an ear-shattering sonic...

K.S. Anthony
Tuesday, 05 February 2019 - 11:43AM

U.S. Army Awards $39.6M Contract to 'The World's Sixth Sense' For Fleet of Personal Recon Drones

The U.S. Army is preparing to equip soldiers with a game-changing piece of technology that will empower individual ground troops with...

Staff
Monday, 04 February 2019 - 2:16PM

'Self-Aware' Robot Figures Out What It Looks Like, What It Can Do

According to a press release, engineers at Columbia University have developed a robot that pushes the inevitability of self-aware...

Staff
Thursday, 31 January 2019 - 4:42PM

Israeli Scientists Claim To Have Developed a Cure For Cancer... and Their Research Looks Promising

A team of Israeli scientists claim to have discovered a treatment for cancer that they believe they will turn into a cure within the...

K.S. Anthony
Tuesday, 29 January 2019 - 9:57AM

NASA Confronts Fears That Opportunity Rover May Be 'Dead' With Renewed Attempts to Contact

After losing contact with the $400 million Opportunity rover following a dust storm on Mars, NASA announced that it is planning a...

K.S. Anthony
Monday, 28 January 2019 - 3:12PM

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Defeating Glioblastoma

Press Release January 25, 2019New approach using multiple microRNA ‘hitchhikers’ to weaken cancer cells in advance of standard...

Brigham and Women's Hospital
Friday, 25 January 2019 - 9:47AM

Scientists Say Life Possible Because of a Big Bang: a Planet Colliding With Earth

Scientists at Rice University are claiming that the essential elements – including nitrogen and carbon – that make life on Earth...

K.S. Anthony
Wednesday, 23 January 2019 - 3:31PM

Cocaine May Be Causing Eels in London's River Thames to Become 'Hyperactive'

It's been known for some time now that improperly disposed of pharmaceuticals – including hormones, antibiotics, blood thinners, and...

K.S. Anthony
Tuesday, 22 January 2019 - 9:52AM

Terminated: World's First Robot Hotel Fires Half Its Robot Staff For Annoying Guests

As robots and artificial intelligence begin to take on more roles in our daily lives, there are bound to be hiccups, some bigger than...

K.S. Anthony
Thursday, 17 January 2019 - 10:01AM

Ice Melting in Antarctica Has Accelerated 280% In 40 Years, According to New Study

If glaciers in some parts of Antarctica took the #10YearChallenge, their selfie comparisons would be different but not exactly...

Andrew LaSane
Tuesday, 15 January 2019 - 10:32AM

New Steam-Powered Spacecraft Could Explore Space 'Forever'

When Buzz Lightyear said "To infinity...and beyond!", we doubt anyone took the idea seriously. Even Voyager 1 and 2, which are still...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 14 January 2019 - 2:06PM

Scientists Are Creating Rare, Dangerous Plutonium-238 for the First Time Since the Cold War...for NASA

The Cold War was a breakthrough period for science, despite the looming threat of nuclear armageddon. In addition to projects like...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 14 January 2019 - 1:25PM

One of Our Closest Neighboring Stars May Have a Super-Earth Capable of Supporting Life

Though you might not have heard of it, Barnard's Star is something of a celebrity among fans of science and sci-fi--apart from being...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 14 January 2019 - 12:51PM

Falling Into a Black Hole Might Actually Be Totally Survivable, Says Physicist

There are a million ways to die in space (as Cas Anvar from The Expanse is happy to point out), but one of the most terrifying has to...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 10 January 2019 - 1:15PM

Who's Calling? Scientists Pick Up Mysterious Repeating Radio Signals From Distant Galaxy

Like Tabby's Star, the mystery surrounding 'fast radio bursts' (or FRBs) has piqued the interest of scientists and science enthusiasts...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 10 January 2019 - 12:42PM

New AI Named DeepGestalt Can Identify Genetic Disorders Just By Looking at Your Face

Artificial intelligence has already been used to implement facial recognition at airports, leading at least one organization to...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 09 January 2019 - 2:20PM