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China is Preparing To Build a Giant X-Ray Telescope in Space

Space is an important frontier for China. Long before the current boom of commercial interest in space, China was focusing on using...

Matthew Loffhagen
Thursday, 08 March 2018 - 6:29PM

Meet the 'Eyeborg,' the Filmmaker With a Video Camera Eye

Neil Harbisson may be the world's first cyborg, but Rob Spence is currently winning the race to become the world's first Terminator:...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 08 March 2018 - 12:55PM

Amelia Earhart Found? Scientists 'Confident' Pilot's Bones Discovered on South Pacific Island

Nearly 80 years ago, American pilot Amelia Earhart and navigator Frederick Noonan went missing during an attempt to circumnavigate...

Andrew LaSane
Thursday, 08 March 2018 - 11:43AM

In the Future, Your Clothing Will Harvest Energy From Raindrops and Sunlight

No matter how futuristic-looking solar panels (or solar-powered cars) are, you can't get past the fact that they generally don't work...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 08 March 2018 - 11:23AM

Unveiling Deep Space Gateway Plans, NASA Charts a Future Beyond the Moon

NASA's Deep Space Gateway is finally taking shape--we already have an idea what it will look like, but only now are we starting to...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 08 March 2018 - 10:51AM

Human Brains Stop Creating New Neurons in Adulthood

You can forget your plans to live forever by transplanting your brain into a giant mech suit.It turns out that human grey matter has...

Matthew Loffhagen
Wednesday, 07 March 2018 - 7:58PM

A Diamond From Deep Beneath Earth's Surface Hides a Rare Mineral

A mineral known as calcium silicate perovskite (CaSiO3) is an unusual mix of highly rare and yet extremely abundant: despite being...

Jonathan Kesh
Wednesday, 07 March 2018 - 7:14PM

Jupiter's Storms Extend Deep Into the Planet's Insides

Ever since the Juno space probe arrived at Jupiter in 2016, we've been learning some absolutely fascinating things about the distant...

Matthew Loffhagen
Wednesday, 07 March 2018 - 6:32PM

NASA Officially Has a Plan to Blow Up Asteroids With Nuclear Weapons

You all laughed at Armageddon when it portrayed a last-ditch effort to save Earth from destruction by blowing up an asteroid with a...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 07 March 2018 - 1:17PM

An Algorithm That Catches Serial Killers Could Connect 200k Unsolved Murders

Crime shows like Numbers, Person of Interest, and even Sherlock portray criminal investigations as a kind of math puzzle: all the...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 07 March 2018 - 11:21AM

Melting Arctic Permafrost Will Release 10x More Carbon Into Atmosphere

This isn't good.A new study from NASA into the melting permafrost that covers much of the Arctic predicts that once the frost has...

Matthew Loffhagen
Wednesday, 07 March 2018 - 11:02AM

Paul Allen Wants to Launch Reusable Space Shuttles With the World's Largest Airplane

The Stratolaunch was designed with the intent of "normalizing access to low Earth orbit," but despite having six Boeing 747 engines,...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 07 March 2018 - 10:49AM

New Theory Says Schrödinger Equation Solves Mystery of Space's Largest Structures

Let's get a few things straight right out the gate: First, the scientist Erwin Schrödinger did more in his life than muse on the...

Matthew Loffhagen
Wednesday, 07 March 2018 - 10:41AM

SpaceX Rockets Bus-Sized Satellite Into Orbit With 50th Falcon 9 Launch

SpaceX celebrated the 50th launch of its Falcon 9 rocket early yesterday morning by successfully deploying a six-ton Hispasat 30W-6...

K.S. Anthony
Wednesday, 07 March 2018 - 9:15AM

NASA's Parker Solar Probe Could Send Your Name to the Sun

Assuming you're not mentioned anywhere in the Voyager 1 probe's records in interstellar space, you have an opportunity to send your...

Jonathan Kesh
Tuesday, 06 March 2018 - 7:44PM

China's First Space Station Will Fall Out of the Sky in One Month

Spare a thought for the Tiangong-1, a space station and laboratory that isn't going to be in orbit for very much longer.The base,...

Matthew Loffhagen
Tuesday, 06 March 2018 - 6:55PM

Hubble Takes an Amazing and Baffling Photo of a Distant Ring of Light

Bright lights, debris clouds, and other weird phenomena are littered throughout the universe, but there's nothing else quite like the...

Matthew Loffhagen
Tuesday, 06 March 2018 - 6:25PM

Ancient African Artifacts May Solve the Mystery of Earth's Weakening Magnetic Field

The 2003 disaster movie The Core may be cheesy sci-fi, but there's nothing fictional about the South Atlantic Anomaly, a region...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 06 March 2018 - 1:20PM

Hazardous Skyscraper-Sized Asteroid Passing Earth Exposes Future Threats

The sheer number of potentially world-ending asteroids swinging by our planet each month is enough to make a stargazer paranoid, but...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 06 March 2018 - 11:31AM

SpaceX's Starlink Satellite Program Could Start a Space Junk Disaster

Last month signaled SpaceX's first steps toward creating worldwide broadband internet with a network of satellites, called Starlink....

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 06 March 2018 - 11:05AM