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Researchers Have Found a Way to Melt Gold at Room Temperature

Sometimes the smallest, most esoteric discoveries can lead to groundbreaking changes in science and technology--like Percy Spencer's...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 28 November 2018 - 1:24PM

Google Accused of 'Spying on our Every Move' by Seven European Agencies

This past August, we reported on a study conducted by the AP (and backed up by Princeton University) that revealed that Google's...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 28 November 2018 - 1:21PM

Prehistoric Cave Drawings Suggest Early Humans Were Advanced Astronomers

They may not have had WiFi or indoor plumbing, but our cave dwelling ancestors were smarter and much more advanced than some people...

Andrew LaSane
Wednesday, 28 November 2018 - 11:15AM

New UFO Video Claims to Capture a TR-3B, a Reverse-Engineered Alien Craft

Outer Places was recently contacted by the folks over at UFO Today, a YouTube channel devoted to videos of supposed alien sightings....

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 27 November 2018 - 1:24PM

Researchers Trick Phone's Fingerprint Reader With AI-Generated 'MasterPrints'

Get ready to see this little piece of tech in the next Mission Impossible movie: AI-generated thumb prints capable of fooling a...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 27 November 2018 - 12:54PM

Chinese Scientist Claims to Have Created the First Gene-Edited Babies Using CRISPR

After years of warnings and debate over genetically modifying humans, a Chinese scientist named He Jiankui has posted a video on...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 27 November 2018 - 12:17PM

New Study: Human Brains Stay Alive For Hours After Death

What happens to the body after death? We've all heard the stories about how some animals – namely snakes – can still bite after...

Andrew LaSane
Monday, 26 November 2018 - 2:00PM

Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria Found Aboard International Space Station

When most people imagine disasters wiping out astronauts in space, it usually looks like Alien or Apollo 13. According to a new...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 26 November 2018 - 1:39PM

Instead of Alien Life, Astronomers Just Found Water on This Giant Exoplanet

Despite millions of light-years between us and most exoplanets, we're not only getting better at spotting them, we're now able to...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 26 November 2018 - 1:05PM

NASA Prepares for 'Seven Minutes of Terror' as InSight Lander Makes Final Descent to Mars

After shooting dozens of satellites into space, landing astronauts on the Moon, and landing not one, but two rovers on the Red...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 26 November 2018 - 12:38PM

Massive Asteroid With 62 Potential Deadly Trajectories Could Strike Earth In 2023... But Probably Won't

When you're talking about large space rocks hurdling towards your home, how much of a percentage does it take before you start to...

Andrew LaSane
Monday, 26 November 2018 - 11:15AM

Norman Reedus Stars in New VR-Only Movie Called 'The Limit,' and It's Straight-Up Bonkers

Director Robert Rodriguez has an eclectic film catalog to say the least, ranging from the goofy, violent cult classic Dusk 'Til...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 21 November 2018 - 1:37PM

Google's New Patent for Wheeled, Omnidirectional Shoes May Replace VR Treadmills

Omnidirectional VR treadmills are so 2015. Apart from being as big as a piece of home gym equipment and suspiciously similar in design...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 21 November 2018 - 1:03PM

Nearby Pinwheel Star System Will Die in a Massive Gamma-Ray Blast

If you have to go out, go out with a bang! In a new study published in the journal Nature, astronomers share the discovery of a...

Andrew LaSane
Wednesday, 21 November 2018 - 11:17AM

The World's First Full-Body Scanner Quickly Renders Every Organ in 3D

Scientists at the University of California, Davis partnered with the Shanghai-based company United Imaging Healthcare (UIH) to develop...

Andrew LaSane
Tuesday, 20 November 2018 - 12:15PM

Bill Nye Says Humans Will Never Live on Mars And Suggests Terraforming Advocates Are "High"

Bill Nye is many things – beloved educational figure, science celebrity, and the original Science Guy – but now he has a new...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 19 November 2018 - 1:53PM

The Next Major Space Industry Trend Will Be Repairing And Trashing Satellites While They're In Orbit

The ISS recently released an adorable little cubesat to help harpoon space junk orbiting Earth, but it's small potatoes compared to...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 19 November 2018 - 1:14PM

Set Phasers To Stun: NASA's Chandra X-Ray Observatory Spots The 'Star Trek' USS Enterprise In Colorful Merging Galaxy Cluster

Some people like to look at clouds and point out which ones look like a face. Sometimes NASA does the same thing – on a much bigger...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 19 November 2018 - 12:41PM

This Huge Geothermal Flux Is Currently Melting An Area Of The South Pole Three Times The Size Of London

We're pretty sure this is how the prequel to The Thing started... And that did not end well for the humans (or dogs) involved. IFL...

Andrew LaSane
Friday, 16 November 2018 - 1:07PM

The Sun's Oddly Calm Behavior May Trigger a Record-Setting 'Ice Age' in Space

Sunspots and solar radiation are a part of life, whether we're aware of them or not. Like the changing of the seasons, the Sun goes...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 14 November 2018 - 1:53PM