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New Study Suggests a Twist on Evolutionary Theory: 'Survival of the Laziest'

When you find out that elephants need to eat between 200-600 pounds of food a day, or that hummingbirds have to consume half their...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 22 August 2018 - 12:31PM

ISS Astronauts Just Played the First Tennis Game in Space

If Chris Hadfield's recording sessions aboard the ISS didn't impress you, how about a zero-gravity tennis throwdown? Yesterday, NASA...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 22 August 2018 - 11:54AM

New Drug Could Be the Key to 'Inception'-Like Lucid Dreaming

Everyone remembers the spinning top and Leonardo's squinting face from Inception, but you might not remember the name of the drug...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 22 August 2018 - 11:05AM

Scientists Confirm New Aurora-Like Phenomenon Called A 'Skyglow' But There Are Some Who Call It... STEVE?

We like to think of the scientific community as being a group of Very Serious Individuals™ committed to approaching natural...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 21 August 2018 - 11:59AM

We Just Confirmed the Existence of Water Ice on the Moon

Scientists have speculated about the existence of water (especially ice) on Earth's Moon for years, and recent studies of meteorites...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 21 August 2018 - 11:24AM

Scientists May Have Found a Way to Kill Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria with Oxygen and Light

For years, the infectious disease staphylococcus aureus weathered everything the medical community could throw at it, being whittled...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 20 August 2018 - 11:55AM

Boiled Alive: How Exoplanets With Large Reserves Of Liquid Water Could Be Deadly To Humans

When people hear the phrase "water world," their first thought is often a long-repressed memory of that Kevin Costner...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 20 August 2018 - 11:16AM

Admantium?! Engineers Just Created The Most Wear-Resistant Alloy Known To Humankind

Graphene may hold the title of "strongest material known to man," but there's a new substance that may be just as useful. A team of...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 17 August 2018 - 11:58AM

Tiny Creatures in the Ocean's 'Twilight Zone' May Be Affecting Climate Change

Finding Nemo may have led you to believe otherwise, but the ocean doesn't go from the happy sunlit upper parts to the deep, dark...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 17 August 2018 - 11:27AM

China Launches The World's First-Ever Mission To The Dark Side Of The Moon This December With The Chang'e-4 Rover

China is attempting the world's first-ever mission to the dark side of the Moon. We've known about China's newest lunar mission for a...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 16 August 2018 - 12:43PM

Earth Is Surrounded By A Swarm Of Lightning-Fast "Mini-Moons" That We Can Mine Like Asteroids, New Research Reveals

It's easy to look at Jupiter's 63 moons and feel a little left out: Earth has only one moon and – although it's pretty nice –...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 16 August 2018 - 12:05PM

Astronomers Spot Free-Floating Titanium in an Ultra-Hot Exoplanet's Atmosphere

The exoplanet KELT-9b is hot. Extremely hot. Almost star-level hot. For comparison, the hottest planet in our solar system, Venus,...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 16 August 2018 - 11:34AM

Scientists Have Grown an Artificial Mineral That Can Store Greenhouse Gases... And Help End Pollution

A recent paper on potential 'exo-civilizations' claimed that alien civilizations who follow in our environment-ruining footsteps will...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 15 August 2018 - 11:55AM

Elephants May Protect Themselves From Cancer with a 'Zombie Gene'

Behind heart disease, cancer is the second most common cause of death in the United States, and has been for a while. There have been...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 15 August 2018 - 11:12AM

MIT Scientists Finally Figure Out the "Spaghetti Problem" That Baffled a Nobel Prize-Winner

Ever since Richard Feynman spent an evening in his kitchen with a bag of spaghetti rods, the infamous "spaghetti mystery" has haunted...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 14 August 2018 - 12:17PM

Russian Physicists Prove The Great Pyramids Of Giza Can Focus Electromagnetic Energy Like An Ancient Egyptian Tesla Coil

Get ready to add more fuel to the conspiracists' campfire – scientists just discovered that the Great Pyramid of Giza has the...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 14 August 2018 - 11:31AM

Death From Above: Oldest Pterosaur Fossil Discovered In Utah May Have Eaten Small Dinosaurs and Reptiles

According to a new study published on Monday, scientists in northeastern Utah have discovered fossils that belong to a new giant...

Andrew LaSane
Tuesday, 14 August 2018 - 10:38AM

Like Captives In a Human Zoo, Google May Be Tracking Your Location Even If You Tell Them Not To

After the recent revelation that Facebook played fast and loose with millions of users' data and turned a blind eye to its abuse by...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 14 August 2018 - 10:35AM

One Step Closer to Beating Death: Scientists Are Using a New Method to "De-Age" Human Cells in a Lab

The start-up Rejuvenate Bio is already paving the way to immortal dogs, but two researchers at the University of Exeter are going...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 13 August 2018 - 1:22PM

'Stranger Things?' Scientists Find That Sound Waves May Be Able to Create a Real 'Upside-Down' With Negative Gravity

Scientists have made some wild claims in 2018, including that the only necessary ingredient for real-life time travel is copious...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 13 August 2018 - 12:44PM