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The Surface of Pluto Contains Methane Dunes Which Look A Lot Like Earth's Geography

Dunes on another planet may not seem like an especially important find, but they actually only appear under specific conditions. "Lots...

Jonathan Kesh
Thursday, 31 May 2018 - 6:28PM

Scientists Say They Can Predict the Next NBA Champs Based on This Weird Neuroscience

A bunch of weirdly entrancing videos have come out this year of pro basketball players moving in perfect synchronicity with one...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 31 May 2018 - 1:18PM

Scientists Just Created a New Quantum Computing Device Based on Back to the Future's Flux Capacitor

We may finally have a science/sci-fi crossover story to beat cell phones (famously inspired by Star Trek's communicators): A team of...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 31 May 2018 - 12:37PM

First-Ever Alien 'Exo-Civilization' Study Says Humans Have 3 Choices When It Comes to Climate Change

Whether aliens end up being squid-faced monstrosities or Wookiees, if they've got the intelligence and appropriate gripping...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 31 May 2018 - 12:02PM

An Astronaut Once Ordered Pizza on the Space Shuttle So He Could Eat It On Earth

For all its wonders and mysteries just waiting to be discovered, outer space has no pizza. And that is deeply unfortunate.It's...

Jonathan Kesh
Wednesday, 30 May 2018 - 7:37PM

Paleontologists Confirm a Reptile Fossil is the Ancient 'Mother of All Lizards'

At first glance, the reptile Megachirella wachtleri pictured above looks like a normal lizard. And it should — it's the direct...

Jonathan Kesh
Wednesday, 30 May 2018 - 6:41PM

Could This Super-Distant Neutron Star Finally Unlock the Secrets of Supernovas?

Some of the wonders of the universe look like the Ant Nebula: giant, iridescent patterns splashed across the face of the void....

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 30 May 2018 - 1:12PM

New Research Says the Milky Way Is Far Bigger Than We Thought Possible

If NASA can spot a tiny exoplanet millions of miles away just by catching the momentary dip in brightness as it passes in front of a...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 30 May 2018 - 12:34PM

'Poltergeists' Found in New Pentagon Report Show Secret UFO Program Didn't Stop at Aliens

When the New York Times first ran its story on the Pentagon's secret UFO program, the Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 30 May 2018 - 11:57AM

China Plans to Open Up Their Future Space Station to Scientists Around the World

China's been working on a sizable new space station for several years, and assuming they don't run into more space station troubles...

Jonathan Kesh
Tuesday, 29 May 2018 - 7:06PM

Noam Chomsky Says Alien Language 'Might Not Be So Different From Human Language'

Last year, the consulting linguist for the film Arrival, Jessica Coon, burst a lot of people's bubbles at Silicon Valley Comic-Con...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 29 May 2018 - 1:17PM

New Mars Fossil Study Confirms the Ancient Red Planet Was 'Hospitable' to Alien Life

Earlier this month, we reported that acidic streams in a small region of Dorset, UK, could give astrobiologists a template for how to...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 29 May 2018 - 12:21PM

A Physicist Says He's Found the Solution to the Fermi Paradox—And It's Terrifying

Since Fermi's first conversation with fellow scientists in 1950, the Fermi Paradox has haunted astrobiologists and astronomers with...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 29 May 2018 - 11:46AM

William Shatner's Name is Traveling To The Sun On a High Tech Solar Probe

While William Shatner is best known for portraying daring space captain James T. Kirk in Star Trek, he has a tendency to end up in...

Jonathan Kesh
Sunday, 27 May 2018 - 5:38PM

Satellites Are Capturing Footage of Hawaii's Erupting Kilauea Volcano as Seen From Space

For the past several weeks, the Kilauea volcano in Hawaii's big island has been destroying homes and forcing nearby residents to...

Jonathan Kesh
Sunday, 27 May 2018 - 3:46PM

NASA is Looking for Very Specific Personality Traits in Their Potential Mars Astronauts

Do you think you have what it takes to be an astronaut? Are you no-nonsense and good at working alone? Because that won't help...

Jonathan Kesh
Sunday, 27 May 2018 - 1:31PM

Astronaut Alan Bean, Who Once Walked On The Moon, Passes Away at 86

Alan Bean, an Apollo astronaut and artist who counted himself among the very few humans to ever walk on the Moon, has passed away this...

Jonathan Kesh
Saturday, 26 May 2018 - 3:22PM

See a NASA Camera Get Roasted By Fire During a SpaceX Rocket Launch

This past Tuesday, an otherwise routine launch of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket sparked a viral sensation by also sparking a grass fire...

Jonathan Kesh
Saturday, 26 May 2018 - 2:15PM

NASA's Interactive 'Exoplanet Travel Bureau' Lets You Virtually Explore Planets in Distant Solar Systems

Astronomers around the world have been amping their search for planets in distant solar systems (especially NASA, who has the...

Jonathan Kesh
Saturday, 26 May 2018 - 1:21PM

The Oldest Case of Dandruff Ever is Found on a 125 Million-Year-Old Dinosaur Fossil

If you've ever struggled with dandruff, know that you're not alone. Dinosaurs had it, too.The oldest known case of dandruff now dates...

Jonathan Kesh
Friday, 25 May 2018 - 7:44PM