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NASA's TESS Telescope Just Found An Unusually Cool Sub-Neptune Alien Planet And Six Supernovae

Since its first published photo in May, NASA's TESS (short for "Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite") has discovered more than 80...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 08 January 2019 - 12:25PM

How Donald Trump's U.S. Government Shutdown Is Hurting Scientific Research

On orders from the president, the United States government has been partially shut down since December 22nd. The dispute at the center...

Andrew LaSane
Tuesday, 08 January 2019 - 10:50AM

Cuba's 'Sonic Attack' on US Diplomats in Cuba May Have Been Weaponized Cricket Noises

Back in October 2018, we reported on a series of sonic 'attacks' on US diplomats in China, which bore a striking resemblance to the...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 07 January 2019 - 2:04PM

Arizona Residents Are Attacking Self-Driving Cars and Trying to Run Them Out of Their Neighborhoods

In the wake of the first pedestrian killed by a self-driving car, people have become understandably suspicious of AI-powered vehicles...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 07 January 2019 - 1:23PM

Personal Heads-Up Display: Tech Company Vuzix Unveils Its New AR Glasses

Augmented reality may become a bigger hit than full-on VR technology, but AR wearables still live in the shadow of Google Glass'...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 04 January 2019 - 1:14PM

Recent Studies Reveal Neanderthal DNA at Work in Modern Humans

There were a slew of new scientific findings about Neanderthals in 2018, ranging from heartwarming (like the fact that Neanderthals...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 04 January 2019 - 12:31PM

A Dutch Astronaut Caused a Panic at NASA After Accidentally Dialing '911'

It's common knowledge that 911 call centers can usually track the location of a caller, but we're betting dispatchers would have been...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 04 January 2019 - 11:59AM

An AI Figured Out How to Cheat at its Job and Hide the Evidence From Humans

Whether it's rubber-banding in Mario Kart or fudging moves in Street Fighter, AI will do whatever it needs to stay a step ahead of...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 02 January 2019 - 12:46PM

Instagram Was a Bigger Target for Russian Hackers than Facebook, New Report Says

Though Russian election-meddling received the most attention when it came to Facebook and Twitter (including speculation that new,...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 02 January 2019 - 12:11PM

A Remote Stalagmite May Have Solved the Mystery of the Akkadian Empire's Fall

There's a lot we still don't know about the Akkadian Empire, but one of the chief mysteries that haunts archaeologists is why it fell....

Chris Mahon
Friday, 28 December 2018 - 1:32PM

'Doomba' Allows Roombas to Create 'Doom' Levels Based on Your House's Layout

When the video game Doom was originally released in 1993, few people knew what they had on their hands--all they knew was that it...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 28 December 2018 - 12:57PM

Electricity or Extraterrestrials? An Eerie Glow in the Sky Halted All Activity in New York City Last Night

We always knew that New York City would be the first to go when the aliens finally decided to attack. Last night the city that never...

Andrew LaSane
Friday, 28 December 2018 - 12:49PM

An Amoeba Managed to Solve a Complex Mathematical Problem...Without a Brain

Math nerds will be familiar with the infamous "Travelling Salesman Problem" (TSP), but for those of you who don't obsess over computer...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 27 December 2018 - 1:02PM

The FeelReal VR Mask Offers 255 Smells and Haptic Feedback for Your Face

Recently, we reported on a Malaysian study that claimed to have created new "digital smell technology" that could 10 different...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 27 December 2018 - 12:26PM

That Hole in the ISS Was Drilled From the Inside, Astronauts Say

One of the well-worn tropes in horror movies is discovering "the calls are coming from inside the house!" Well, the astronauts...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 27 December 2018 - 11:57AM

New Research Says Antarctic Ice Sheet Could Collapse Soon--and Dramatically Raise the Seas

Earlier this year, we reported on scientists' warnings that Antarctica's ice sheets were hitting record lows, as well as news that all...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 21 December 2018 - 12:09PM

Satellite Captures Image of Martian Ice Rink in Korolev Crater

Mars may not have Christmas trees or tinsel, but a recent photo from the Mars Express orbiter has shown that it does have an...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 21 December 2018 - 11:36AM

Scientists Added Rabbit DNA To a Plant In the Name of Cleaner Air

Adding a plant to your work or living environment can help you breathe easier because of the boost in oxygen production. That's all...

Andrew LaSane
Thursday, 20 December 2018 - 1:18PM

Trump Has Ordered the Creation of a New Space Command

Now that the Space Corps is gearing up to become an actual branch of the United States military, President Trump ordered the creation...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 19 December 2018 - 12:19PM

Elon Musk Reveals His First Boring Company Test Tunnel in LA

We've come a long way since December 2016, when Elon Musk tweeted "Traffic is driving me nuts. Am going to build a tunnel boring...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 19 December 2018 - 11:37AM