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[WATCH] Astronauts From the ISS Endure Hard Landing While Returning to Earth

Considering the recent air leak in the ISS, the three astronauts who set out for Earth yesterday aboard the Soyuz MS-08 were probably...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 05 October 2018 - 12:20PM

A New Study Rules Out Black Holes as Explanation for the Universe's Missing Dark Matter

A new discovery has destroyed astronomers' hopes of accounting for what it is or how it's connected to the observable universe. The...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 03 October 2018 - 2:00PM

Distant Ice World Nicknamed 'The Goblin' Gives More Evidence for Ninth Planet in our Solar System

Step by step, astronomers are growing tantalizingly close to finding the solar system's long-rumored 'Planet Nine' lurking somewhere...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 03 October 2018 - 1:35PM

Speculation on Mars Life Increases After Discovery of Bacteria That Photosynthesizes Without Sunlight

Photosynthesis, according to every grade school science teacher ever, is the process plants and other organisms use to convert light...

Andrew LaSane
Wednesday, 03 October 2018 - 11:27AM

The Skull-Shaped "Death Comet" Will Pass by Earth Again After Halloween

Everyone has something they love about Fall: the changing of the leaves, the sweater weather, or the 1,300-foot wide, skull-shaped...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 02 October 2018 - 12:50PM

The Voyage to Mars May Riddle Astronauts with Cancer, New Study Says

When Elon Musk announced that SpaceX was going to start crewed missions to Mars in the 2020s, it was a cause for excitement and...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 02 October 2018 - 12:24PM

'The Mountain' from 'Game of Thrones' Is Being Used to Test How Much Gravity Humans Can Withstand

In Westeros, Ser Gregor "The Mountain" Clegane is famous for being stupidly strong, but we didn't expect the real-life...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 02 October 2018 - 11:40AM

We Have A New Map Of Dark Matter In The Universe... But It Doesn't Match The Last One

A few years ago, the Planck survey gave scientists a picture of where dark matter might be lurking across the universe. That survey...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 01 October 2018 - 12:05PM

New Research Seems To Bolster The Theory That Building Blocks Of Life Have Interstellar Origin And Traveled To Earth On Meteors

Earlier this year, the long-standing theory that the "building blocks of life" on Earth were seeded by meteorites got a big boost when...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 01 October 2018 - 11:32AM

Flatter Earth: The Large Hadron Collider Could Shrink Our Planet To The Size Of A Football Field According To Martin Rees

One of the most-hyped fears about the Large Hadron Collider before it was first turned on was the theory that it might inadvertently...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 01 October 2018 - 11:07AM

Today NASA Celebrates 60 Years Of Exploring The Final Frontier – These Are Their Top Three Most Iconic Moments

On October 1, 1958, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration began its history-making operations in the United States....

Andrew LaSane
Monday, 01 October 2018 - 10:27AM

Why Not Both? NASA Reveals Detailed Mission Plan To Return To The Moon And Land Humans On Mars

For the past few years we've been excited by big announcements coming out of NASA, like the Deep Space Gateway and the deep-space...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 28 September 2018 - 1:06PM

Scientists Just Discovered a Neutron Star That Breaks All the Rules

Between the TESS spacecraft's newly discovered pair of exoplanets and Gaia's ability to chart the position and movement of literally...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 28 September 2018 - 12:39PM

Jeff Bezos' Startup Blue Origin Just Beat This Major Company For A Contract – Is SpaceX Next?

On Thursday, the United Launch Alliance announced a partnership with Amazon founder Jeff Bezos' company Blue Origin following an...

Andrew LaSane
Friday, 28 September 2018 - 12:18PM

Doctor Strangelove, Or: How We Learned That Bombs We Drop On Earth Can Be Felt In Space According To New Research

Los Alamos scientists joked about the Manhattan Project's nuclear bomb test setting the Earth's atmosphere on fire, but it turns out...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 28 September 2018 - 11:56AM

This New Dinosaur That Stood Like A Cat Was Once The Largest Animal On Earth

With a name that translates to "a giant thunderclap at dawn," the dinosaur species that was recently discovered by researchers in...

Andrew LaSane
Friday, 28 September 2018 - 10:48AM

Social Media May Be Doing Emotional Damage to Users – and Making Them Vulnerable to Ads

If you thought CGI social media celebrities were a troubling new trend, consider the theory that social media encourages 'social...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 27 September 2018 - 1:50PM

NASA's Planned Asteroid Defense Experiment May Not Be Approved by Congress

Earlier this year, we got excited about NASA's newly announced asteroid defense plans, which included ramming potentially cataclysmic...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 27 September 2018 - 1:21PM

NASA's New Conference on Alien Life Is Happening Now, and You Can Ask The Experts Questions!

No matter how you slice it, astronomers have discovered a lot of exoplanets in the Milky Way galaxy--3,779, to be exact--and between...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 27 September 2018 - 12:33PM

According To New NASA Data Humans Have Literally Knocked Planet Earth Off-Balance

If you paid attention in science class, you know that the Earth isn't a perfect sphere – it's an "oblate spheroid" that bulges at...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 26 September 2018 - 1:01PM