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Scientists Essentially Just Created a New Life Form

There's a pretty clear dividing line in the scientific community between those who belief that Jurassic Park is a cautionary tale, and...

Matthew Loffhagen
Thursday, 30 November 2017 - 10:35AM

Sophia the Robot is Crowdfunding Her Learning to Absorb More Knowledge

Well, looks like we've almost arrived at the singularity. A robot is looking to absorb the entirety of humanity's knowledge, and it's...

Matthew Loffhagen
Tuesday, 28 November 2017 - 8:34PM

Think the Bali Volcano Was Bad? Eruptions Will Only Increase as Climate Change Gets Worse

With authorities urging more than 100,000 residents to evacuate Bali since Mount Agung began erupting Saturday, the next...

Andrew LaSane
Tuesday, 28 November 2017 - 10:33AM

'Origami' Soft Robots Can Carry 1000 Times Their Own Weight

The future of robotics is here, and it's squishy. As much as we imagine the robot age to be a world of cold, impersonal steel...

Matthew Loffhagen
Monday, 27 November 2017 - 5:38PM

NASA Drone Race Pits a Human Pilot Against Artificial Intelligence

Out of the many, many projects that NASA is currently working on, a more earthbound task involves research into autonomous drones,...

Jonathan Kesh
Sunday, 26 November 2017 - 1:29PM

Tesla's Electric Semi Truck Is Drawing Some Major Buyers

Elon Musk's Tesla company has been getting bigger, and we mean that more literally than figuratively, with much of this month's...

Jonathan Kesh
Saturday, 25 November 2017 - 12:30PM

Toyota's T-HR3 Can Mimic Your Movements Like a Robotic Avatar

In the worlds of both science fiction and real robotics development, one of many major goals is to create a machine which can...

Jonathan Kesh
Tuesday, 21 November 2017 - 6:36PM

Our First Asteroid From Another Solar System Is Shaped Like a Giant Cigar

Years ago, before the era of high definition camera smartphones and when The X-Files ruled television, amateur alien-hunters...

Matthew Loffhagen
Monday, 20 November 2017 - 8:27PM

Scientists Predict Catastrophic Earthquake Spike in 2018

Global warming is speeding up, the Earth's rotation is slowing down, and 2018 may see 20 massive earthquakes a year become the new...

Matthew Loffhagen
Monday, 20 November 2017 - 11:21AM

Watch a Meteor Fall to Earth From an Astronaut's Point of View

It's always cool when you look up into the sky and catch a brief glimpse of a meteor as it shoots through the night sky. It's even...

Jonathan Kesh
Sunday, 19 November 2017 - 6:30PM

NASA Is Building Advanced Tools for a Future Mission to Mars' Moons

With all the focus on Mars lately, from NASA's planned rover launching in 2020, to Elon Musk's claims that he can get humans to the...

Jonathan Kesh
Sunday, 19 November 2017 - 11:57AM

NASA Launches a Powerful Weather Satellite for Tracking Storms

You've probably heard tons of jokes about how weather forecasts are always wrong, so we'll leave it to you to pick your favorite....

Jonathan Kesh
Saturday, 18 November 2017 - 5:35PM

Exoskeleton Legs Can Help Soldiers Carry Much Heavier Stuff

Since scientific advancement moves much faster in comic books than in real life, a full Iron Man suit isn't here yet. But if you're...

Jonathan Kesh
Saturday, 18 November 2017 - 12:50PM

Pluto's Extra Cold Temperatures Are Caused by Its Hazy Skies

Pluto is far colder than it should be. Sure, it's really far away from the Sun, but based on its distance from its primary source of...

Matthew Loffhagen
Friday, 17 November 2017 - 8:45PM

We Just Found a Giant Planet With an Earth-Like Atmosphere

There aren't a lot of planets in our area of the galaxy that have convenient oxygen-rich atmospheres.In fact, this phenomenon is so...

Matthew Loffhagen
Friday, 17 November 2017 - 10:55AM

Boston Dynamics 'Atlas' Robot Can Do Backflips Like a Pro

There's a good chance you've seen the Atlas robot from Boston Dynamics before. Do you remember that viral video of a...

Jonathan Kesh
Thursday, 16 November 2017 - 8:33PM

Four Huge Meteors Were Visible Around the U.S. and Europe

Tuesday night saw four separate giant rocks flash across the sky in various locations around the world, as both America and Europe...

Matthew Loffhagen
Thursday, 16 November 2017 - 7:42PM

These Cities Are Doomed When the Polar Ice Caps Melt

Mankind is working on borrowed time.Whether or not you believe in man-made climate change (although there's really no reason to...

Matthew Loffhagen
Thursday, 16 November 2017 - 11:04AM

Air Force Launching Space Force in Next 3 Years

With China taking a strong lead in the militarization of the Final Frontier, the Air Force has announced it's time for the US to catch...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 16 November 2017 - 10:10AM

A Person's Genes Were Edited Inside Their Body for the First Time

We all have something we don't like about our bodies. Maybe you feel you're too short, or you wish you were less hairy, or you've...

Matthew Loffhagen
Wednesday, 15 November 2017 - 7:44PM