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We Just Discovered an Ancient Supermassive Black Hole That's Older Than Light

When scientists announced that there's a gigantic black hole out on the edge of space that's older than light itself, it sounded...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 18 December 2017 - 12:21PM

Here's What NASA's Deep Space Gateway Will Look Like

Apart from encouraging the dreams of aspiring Martian colonists, plans for the new Space Gateway have put an end to that well-worn...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 18 December 2017 - 11:28AM

Alphabet is Using Lasers to Connect to the Internet

Considering what a hassle it is to get internet installed, you'd think that technology would eventually catch up with the times. And...

Jonathan Kesh
Sunday, 17 December 2017 - 12:23PM

Marine Corps Tests Out a Completely Autonomous Helicopter

Remotely piloting a helicopter is one thing, but simply telling a helicopter to go somewhere and watching it navigate by itself,...

Jonathan Kesh
Saturday, 16 December 2017 - 3:22PM

Hubble Photo Shows Two Far Off Galaxies Colliding

Far, far away, 350 million light-years from Earth, a pair of galaxies are currently locked in an explosive embrace as they combine...

Matthew Loffhagen
Friday, 15 December 2017 - 8:13PM

Lockheed Martin 'Revolutionizes' Search for Alien Life With Its New AI

Ahead of yesterday's NASA press conference announcing that algorithms created by Google have already discovered a new planet that was...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 15 December 2017 - 11:16AM

Alien Rock Formations Found at Ancient Meteor Site in Scotland

Meteors are always exciting.At first, they give a pretty light show, as they streak across the sky, exploding in a ball of fire before...

Matthew Loffhagen
Friday, 15 December 2017 - 10:43AM

'Dangerous' Asteroid Will Skim Earth Tomorrow

If receiving the exact date of humanity's ultimate destruction by asteroid wasn't unnerving enough, the Earth will have a brush with...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 15 December 2017 - 10:16AM

This Fleet of Nanosatellites Could Revolutionize Asteroid Mining

Between Luxembourg's plans to seize the title of "Asteroid-Mining Capital of the World" and China's plans to start mining those rocky,...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 14 December 2017 - 12:50PM

Why Having a High IQ Is Bad for Your Mental Health

If anyone's ever told you that you’re too smart for your own good, it turns out they might be right.   While past studies have...

Ian S.
Thursday, 14 December 2017 - 12:16PM

New Research Shows Male Homosexuality Is Determined in the Womb

One of the most controversial questions of our time may finally have an answer: Is homosexuality something you're born with, or a...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 14 December 2017 - 12:11PM

This 512-Year-Old Shark May Be the Oldest-Living Vertebrate Ever

A shark discovered in the North Atlantic off the coast of Greenland has stunned scientists. Researchers believe it may be 512 years...

Ian S.
Thursday, 14 December 2017 - 11:29AM

There's a Genetic Limit to How Long Humans Can Live, Claims New Study

Breaking news: We're all going to die. And now we know the exact expiration date of all human beings.As a species, we've never been...

Matthew Loffhagen
Thursday, 14 December 2017 - 10:45AM

Check Out the Chaotic New Photo of a Stellar Nursery

Space is a wonderfully beautiful thing; ripe not only with billions upon billions of twinkling lights, but also chaotic, destructive,...

Matthew Loffhagen
Wednesday, 13 December 2017 - 6:47PM

The Closest Earth-Like Exoplanet May Not Be Habitable After All

In 1961, the famous Drake Equation strung together seven variables to give an estimate of how many detectable alien civilizations are...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 13 December 2017 - 11:16AM

Jurassic Park Is Real: Scientists Find Insect Trapped in Amber That Drank Dinosaur Blood

John Hammond has finally been vindicated. Even if Jurassic Park took some liberties with its dinosaurs, we finally have...

Matthew Loffhagen
Wednesday, 13 December 2017 - 10:29AM

Microbes From Earth Could Put Mars Colonies in Serious Danger

Between rocket malfunctions, loss of air pressure, space madness, xenomorph-infected crewmates, and running out of candy, a thousand...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 13 December 2017 - 10:14AM

An Artificial Intelligence Is Learning Emotions by Watching 'Up'

How do you teach an artificial intelligence to understand emotion? After all, an AI can't comprehend feelings in the same way that a...

Matthew Loffhagen
Tuesday, 12 December 2017 - 8:41PM

Two Scientists Are Turning Hurricanes Into Music

Hurricanes aren't particularly musical, unless you count the sound of car alarms and breaking glass. Other than that, it's primarily a...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 12 December 2017 - 11:24AM

Is This Interstellar Asteroid an Alien Spacecraft?

If 2001: A Space Odyssey has taught us one thing, it's to stay away from long, monolith-shaped space objects--a lesson Dr. David...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 12 December 2017 - 10:52AM