Science News

World's First Mega-Giant Atom Creates Revolutionary New State of Matter

Atomic science is mindblowing. What else has the power to transform Earth both metaphorically and literally and can change history...

Matthew Loffhagen
Monday, 26 February 2018 - 11:08AM

New Sixgill Shark Discovery in Atlantic Ocean May Finally Explain How Species Outlived the Dinosaurs

Along with the nautilus, horseshoe crab, and coelacanath, sharks have some of the oldest-surviving species around. One of the more...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 26 February 2018 - 10:39AM

NASA Fires Up The Engines On Their 'Space Launch System' Rocket

For a long time now, NASA has been working on their Space Launch System (SLS), an extremely powerful rocket that could potentially...

Jonathan Kesh
Sunday, 25 February 2018 - 6:12PM

New 'Metasurface' Technology Can Turn Light Upside-Down

The idea of "reshaping light" can be a difficult one to wrap your head around, but when perfected, it can allow for smaller...

Jonathan Kesh
Sunday, 25 February 2018 - 4:13PM

SpaceX Rival ULA Plans to Cut Rocket Launch Costs By 70 Percent

SpaceX has been gradually creating a new, corporate space race with their rocket launches, and their successful Falcon Heavy launch...

Jonathan Kesh
Sunday, 25 February 2018 - 12:45PM

Airbus Shows Footage of Their Prototype Flying Taxi in Action

At the beginning of the month, Airbus drew a lot of attention when their Vahana project — with the goal of building an autonomous...

Jonathan Kesh
Saturday, 24 February 2018 - 3:45PM

New Research Suggests the Moon Has Widespread Water

Now that there's talk of going back to the Moon at some point, perhaps to even set up a more longterm colony, this raises the question...

Jonathan Kesh
Saturday, 24 February 2018 - 12:37PM

Here is The Exact Spot on Saturn Where the Cassini Spacecraft Crashed

Last September marked the end of an era for NASA, as their long-running Cassini spacecraft finally ended its mission that gave us...

Jonathan Kesh
Friday, 23 February 2018 - 5:41PM

Jeff Bezos Invested $42 Million in a Giant Millennium Clock Buried in the Desert

Yes, Elon Musk decided to build a massive tunnel-drilling company on a whim and launched a $250,000 luxury car into space, but those...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 23 February 2018 - 12:15PM

Universal Expansion Is Speeding Up and It's Blowing Scientists' Minds

The universe is expanding; we've known this for almost a century. (Edwin Hubble is usually given credit for that.) But let's...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 23 February 2018 - 11:29AM

New Trojan Malware Could Mind-Control Neural Networks

Each new technological breakthrough comes seemingly prepackaged with a new way for hackers to kill us all: self-driving cars,...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 23 February 2018 - 10:47AM

Not Bob Ross: Carbon Dating Reveals Neanderthals Made Earliest Known Cave Art

We, as human beings, tend to be very pleased with our own accomplishments.We're special, we like to think – of all of the creatures...

Matthew Loffhagen
Friday, 23 February 2018 - 10:44AM

MIT and Princeton's Robo-Picker Can Precisely Lift Nearly Any Object

As anyone who's ever played one of those claw crane games would know, it's much easier for a robotic claw to drop something than pick...

Jonathan Kesh
Thursday, 22 February 2018 - 8:50PM

SpaceX Fails to Catch $6 Million Cone During a Falcon 9 Rocket Launch

SpaceX had yet another big launch today, as they fired up a Falcon 9 rocket with several important satellites in its payload.And for...

Jonathan Kesh
Thursday, 22 February 2018 - 8:01PM

Harvard Scientists Design an Origami Robot That Slithers Like a Snake

For some reason, scientists seem incredibly keen on making robots that look absolutely terrifying when on the move.Perhaps it's an...

Matthew Loffhagen
Thursday, 22 February 2018 - 7:05PM

'Happy Spacesuit' is Designed to Keep Astronauts From Stressing Out

Life in outer space is not a pleasant experience. Sure, there's the fun of floating around in zero gravity, but there's also nausea,...

Matthew Loffhagen
Thursday, 22 February 2018 - 6:31PM

Terminator Rising: Watch Boston Dynamics' Robot Dog Fight a Human

For decades, sci-fi fans have been haunted by the infamous velociraptor door-opening scene in Jurassic Park.Did that stop Boston...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 22 February 2018 - 11:40AM

NASA's New Spacesuits Have a Built-In Toilet

People still make jokes about the "Russian Space Pen," but there's one thing no one jokes about in the space program: going to the...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 22 February 2018 - 10:56AM

(Watch) SpaceX's Rocket Launch Today Is the Beginning of Worldwide Internet

Elon Musk catches a lot of flak for antics like selling novelty flamethrowers and launching a luxury car into space because he can,...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 22 February 2018 - 10:14AM

Scientists Will Drive Antimatter Around in a Truck for an Experiment

If the original Back to the Future has taught us anything, it's that all scientific experiments are better when they're on wheels. As...

Matthew Loffhagen
Wednesday, 21 February 2018 - 7:21PM