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T. Rex's Tiny Arms Were Actually Deadly Weapons

If you ever wondered if Tyrannosaurus rex's massive jaws were compensating for its tiny arms--you're dead wrong. T. rex's arms were...

Andrew LaSane
Wednesday, 08 November 2017 - 11:18AM

Lamborghini's New Electric Supercar Can Heal Itself

Electric cars might seem futuristic, but Lamborghini's new vehicle is so revolutionary it makes Teslas look prehistoric. The car...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 08 November 2017 - 10:04AM

DARPA Funds Drone That Disintegrates Itself After Use

The problem with delivering goods by drone is that you always have to prepare for a return flight. The drone not only has to navigate...

Matthew Loffhagen
Tuesday, 07 November 2017 - 7:10PM

We May Have Just Found the Origin of Life on Earth

The origin of life on Earth is one of the most significant questions in history. Now, we may finally have the answer.From Lovecraft's...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 07 November 2017 - 10:07AM

Busy Robot Can Successfully Use an Elevator All By Itself

There's something strangely sweet about watching a robot - particularly a non-humanoid robot that's far away from the Uncanny Valley -...

Matthew Loffhagen
Monday, 06 November 2017 - 8:07PM

Scientists Pinpoint a Chemical That Can Delete Bad Memories

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind was a quirky sci-fi movie with a core idea that most people on Earth can appreciate: what if...

Matthew Loffhagen
Monday, 06 November 2017 - 7:05PM

3 Ways Genetics Can Stop Aging Within Our Lifetime

In science fiction, life extension usually takes one of two paths: sticking a brain in a computer or jar (the Fallout method) or...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 06 November 2017 - 10:04AM

NASA's Mars 2020 Rover Will Be Equipped With Several Powerful 'Eyes'

Despite all the love that NASA's Curiosity rover has gotten since its deployment, a newer model will be touching down on Mars in...

Jonathan Kesh
Sunday, 05 November 2017 - 6:34PM

Dust Belts Around Nearby Star Proxima Centauri Suggest it Has More Planets

Proxima Centauri is a red dwarf star that's mostly well known for being the closest star to our own Sun, at a cosmic spitting distance...

Jonathan Kesh
Sunday, 05 November 2017 - 12:40PM

Sci-Fi Short Film 'Fraktaal' Is Randomly Generated by a Computer

We may lose manufacturing and even service jobs to machine automation over the next several years, but the creative jobs usually...

Jonathan Kesh
Saturday, 04 November 2017 - 4:36PM

Astronomers Are Mapping Out the Opposite End of the Milky Way

Getting a full view of the Milky Way galaxy has always seemed near impossible, just because we're stuck inside it. It's like...

Jonathan Kesh
Saturday, 04 November 2017 - 11:26AM

Scientists Hope to Save a Frozen Research Base in Antarctica

If movies and games have taught us anything, it's that scientific research outposts can be absolutely terrifying when left abandoned...

Matthew Loffhagen
Friday, 03 November 2017 - 7:05PM

Image Recognition AI Is Easily Fooled Into Thinking a Turtle Is a Rifle

As world leaders embrace autonomous robot warfare with disconcerting enthusiasm, it's hard not to wonder about how things could go...

Matthew Loffhagen
Thursday, 02 November 2017 - 7:28PM

Cosmic Rays Reveal Hidden 'Void' Chamber in Great Pyramid of Giza

The great pyramid of Giza just got even more mysterious.  Egypt's pyramids are masterpieces of engineering. The largest of these...

Matthew Loffhagen
Thursday, 02 November 2017 - 10:32AM

Space Travel Could be Making Astronauts' Brains More Fragile

As a species, we probably need to face facts: the human body really isn't designed for zero-gravity environments. Years of evolution...

Matthew Loffhagen
Wednesday, 01 November 2017 - 8:40PM

Giant Planet Found Orbiting Tiny Star in Bizarre Combination

While stars are, by default, much bigger than planets, it was still generally accepted that planets of a certain size can't form...

Matthew Loffhagen
Tuesday, 31 October 2017 - 6:52PM

New Wormhole Discovery Suggests 'Interstellar'-Like Space Travel Is Possible

It sounds like a plot from science-fiction, but traveling through wormholes may, in fact, be possible, according to new research.At...

Matthew Loffhagen
Tuesday, 31 October 2017 - 11:47AM

NASA Will Allow SpaceX to Send Used Rockets to the ISS

Elon Musk's ongoing plans to conquer space have taken a huge leap forward, as after months of lobbying NASA to gain permission...

Matthew Loffhagen
Monday, 30 October 2017 - 5:55PM

'Guardian GT' Robot Is a Heavy-Lifting Extension of Your Own Arms

From the Power Loader suit in Aliens, to the powered-up exosuits in movies like Elysium and Edge of Tomorrow, it's good to have some...

Jonathan Kesh
Sunday, 29 October 2017 - 6:21PM

Elon Musk Shows Off The Boring Company's Underground LA Tunnel

Elon Musk is a man of many potentially supervillainous plans, one of which has been the maze of tunnels he's building...

Jonathan Kesh
Sunday, 29 October 2017 - 4:09PM