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NASA and DARPA Building Robots to Sabotage Enemies in Space

Apart from an EMP airburst that fries iPhones and internet servers across the country, the worst thing that can happen to our...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 02 January 2018 - 11:26AM

Scientists Just Reversed the Arrow of Time by Using Quantum Entanglement

Scientists insist it is not possible to travel backward in time--at least, not without some kind of wormhole to spit someone out in a...

Matthew Loffhagen
Tuesday, 02 January 2018 - 11:12AM

'Hazardous' Asteroid Will Barely Miss Earth in a Few Hours—Why Did It Take NASA So Long to Find It?

It seems like the Earth's new global asteroid defense system is doing its job: we've spotted an approaching asteroid the size of a...

Matthew Loffhagen
Tuesday, 02 January 2018 - 10:22AM

China Plans to Grow Plants and Insects on the Dark Side of the Moon

Did you know that profits from Pink Floyd's famous album, Dark Side of the Moon, helped fund Monty Python and the Holy Grail? How...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 02 January 2018 - 10:15AM

TRAPPIST-1 Planets Have Atmospheres Which Could Support Life

TRAPPIST-1 is a small red dwarf star about 40 lightyears from our sun, but the planets orbiting around it have always been more...

Jonathan Kesh
Saturday, 30 December 2017 - 4:26PM

DARPA Contest Wants New Tech for Surviving Underground

Despite how focused we are on getting humans up into the sky, whether through flying cars or rockets, there are others who think the...

Jonathan Kesh
Saturday, 30 December 2017 - 12:35PM

This Modified Nerf Gun is Powered By Liquid Nitrogen

You're never too old for a Nerf war. That said, foam projectiles have evolved somewhat since you were a kid, thanks in large part to...

Matthew Loffhagen
Friday, 29 December 2017 - 7:14PM

The 7 Craziest Scientific Breakthroughs of 2017

2017 has been a huge year for scientific discoveries--NASA found thousands of new exoplanets, we said hello to our galaxy's first-ever...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 29 December 2017 - 11:08AM

Aliens Have Visited Earth 'Beyond a Reasonable Doubt,' Says Director of Pentagon UFO Program

It's nothing new for conspiracy theorists and UFO-ologists to claim the government has a thick file on UFOs hidden somewhere in the...

Super User
Friday, 29 December 2017 - 10:11AM

Cthulhu Awakens: Scientists Just Discovered a New Breed of Giant Octopus

Last year, scientists discovered about 18,000 new species. Now, that's a lot of animals to catalogue, track, and understand, but you...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 28 December 2017 - 12:11PM

Oceanographers Spot Double Vortexes Powerful Enough To Devour Sea Life

Between weird phenomena like St. Elmo's fire and optical illusions like the Fata Morgana, it's no wonder that old-timey sailors were...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 28 December 2017 - 10:25AM

Bundle Up: Scientists Predict 'Mini Ice Age' Will Hit Earth in Five Years

In the modern world, most people are very used to hearing scientists prophesying of the dangers of man-made climate change, often...

Matthew Loffhagen
Thursday, 28 December 2017 - 8:37AM

Bizarre Worm Species Without a Brain or Anus May Be Our Earliest Ancestor

When people imagine humanity's earliest ancestors, they probably think of a hairy ape-human hybrid, or maybe a furry little mammal...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 27 December 2017 - 12:42PM

The Great American Eclipse Left 'Bow Waves' in Earth's Atmosphere

Just about everybody and their grandma spent August 21st, 2017 looking up at the sky wearing a pair of cheap paper glasses, trying to...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 27 December 2017 - 12:09PM

Meteor Or...? Fireball Lights Up New England Skies

Just because NASA keeps tabs on asteroids like Oumuamua (and that one killer rock that keeps swinging by Earth every couple decades)...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 27 December 2017 - 9:59AM

Watch a Robotic DJ Perform at a Prague Nightclub

If you heard the words "robot DJ," you might be inclined to think, "isn't that just a jukebox? Or a playlist set to shuffle?" But...

Jonathan Kesh
Tuesday, 26 December 2017 - 8:21PM

Elon Musk Promises to Build a Tesla Electric Pickup Truck

We've already known for several months that Tesla is working on an electric semi truck, and that several big companies are lining up...

Jonathan Kesh
Tuesday, 26 December 2017 - 7:04PM

Our Solar System Could Have Formed in a Super-Hot Bubble

Out of the many mysteries we still have to figure out, our own solar system is one of them. It's currently assumed that the Sun...

Jonathan Kesh
Saturday, 23 December 2017 - 2:31PM

'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' Hyperdrive Scene is Mostly Scientifically Possible

Spoilers for Star Wars: The Last Jedi below.No matter how long ago Star Wars is supposed to take place, we're still a long ways away...

Jonathan Kesh
Saturday, 23 December 2017 - 11:17AM

China Will Soon Open an Enormous Solar Powered Highway

The tranformation of China's environmental policy over the past few years has been phenomenal. As one of the most polluted countries...

Matthew Loffhagen
Friday, 22 December 2017 - 6:28PM