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Astronomers Spot Two Starless Rogue Planets Drifting Through Space

Over the past year or so, different scientific studies have argued that so-called 'rogue planets' (ie, planets without a star to...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 13 November 2018 - 2:02PM

A 'Dark Matter Hurricane' Will Pass By Our Solar System, and Scientists Are Excited

A 'dark matter hurricane' sounds like something out of a comic book, but it's nevertheless real (as far as we know--dark matter is a...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 13 November 2018 - 1:53PM

Scientists Have Transformed an Image of a Martian Sunrise Into a Haunting Piece of Music

Whether it's recording music videos aboard the ISS or playing David Bowie songs in a NASA control room to try and wake up the...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 12 November 2018 - 1:27PM

Space Start-Up Rocket Lab Completes First Commercial Launch, Nicknamed 'It's Business Time'

After decades of NASA missions with names like "Apollo" and "Gemini," it's refreshing to see a space mission (or at least a rocket...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 12 November 2018 - 12:42PM

Researchers Pioneer Vaccine Allowing Celiac Disease Sufferers to Eat Gluten

People with celiac disease can't approach cake with the same sort of devil-may-care attitude that a lactose intolerant person might...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 09 November 2018 - 2:09PM

Christie's Auctions Off Stephen Hawking's Old Wheelchair--and One of His 'Simpsons' Scripts

If Neil DeGrasse Tyson is the Michael Jordan of astrophysics, Stephen Hawking was the Muhammad Ali. Thousands lined the streets for...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 09 November 2018 - 1:28PM

Scientists Discover Lost Continents Beneath Antarctica Using Old Satellite Data

Sometimes you don't need to launch a new satellite or conduct a new experiment to make a new discovery--in the case of Ganymede and...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 09 November 2018 - 12:41PM

Scientists Capture First-Ever Photos Of Supermassive Black Holes in the Midst of 'Hidden' Galactic Mergers

Few things are more powerful, cataclysmic, or vast than a merger between supermassive black holes, but galactic mergers are one of...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 08 November 2018 - 1:49PM

Scientists Have Spotted A 'Cannibal Vampire Star' Escaping The Milky Way Galaxy

If there are galactic archaeologists, what about stellar homicide detectives? Scientists recently spotted a star called CPD 64°2731...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 08 November 2018 - 1:17PM

Scientists Engineer Glowing 'Bionic Mushrooms' That Can Produce Electricity With Bacteria

We're entering a new era of alternative energy, one where scientists find new sources of power in unlikely places – like liquid...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 08 November 2018 - 12:50PM

The Original 'Sea Monster' Legend To Be Unveiled In Massive Display At The Smithsonian Museum

If you think the ocean is a scary place now, imagine what it was like 100 million years ago when actual monsters lurked deep...

Andrew LaSane
Thursday, 08 November 2018 - 11:26AM

New 40-Foot Long Dinosaur Species Unearthed in Argentina

This week in new old dino news: paleontologists recently discovered the remains of a family of prehistoric giants that belong to the...

Andrew LaSane
Wednesday, 07 November 2018 - 1:20PM

Chinese AI Company Can Identify People Based on How They Walk...Just Like 'Mission Impossible'

If you thought burning off your fingerprints, hiding your face, and shaving your head was enough to evade identification by the...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 07 November 2018 - 12:45PM

Scientists Have Stored Sunlight In a New Liquid Fuel That Could Revolutionize Energy

NASA may have figured out the perfect energy source for colonies on other planets, but here on Earth, we're still struggling to find...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 07 November 2018 - 12:23PM

Russia Plans to Populate Future Moonbase With Robotic 'Avatars'

NASA has already announced plans to establish a permanent base on the Moon (even if the Mars Society isn't too happy with them), but...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 07 November 2018 - 11:44AM

One Toke Over the Line: Silicon Valley 'Mad Scientists' Have Built a $2,400 Laser-Powered Bong

These days, Silicon Valley seems just as ripe for parody as it is for breakthrough technology, whether it's the "raw water" fad or the...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 06 November 2018 - 1:34PM

Radio Frequency Radiation Can Give You Cancer, But Your Cell Phone Is Probably Fine

People have been worried about cell phone radiation for years. There seems to be a kind of poetic justice to it, if nothing else:...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 06 November 2018 - 1:02PM

NASA Releases Images of a Crashed 'Flying Saucer' in the Utah Desert... But It's Not

Two days ago, NASA's Astronomy Picture of the Day featured the mangled wreck of some kind of capsule, half-buried in the sand. In the...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 06 November 2018 - 12:31PM

One of the Oldest Stars in the Universe Discovered in Earth's Backyard

Science Alert reports a team of astronomers have discovered a little star in the Milky Way Galaxy believed to be around 13.5 billion...

Andrew LaSane
Tuesday, 06 November 2018 - 12:10PM

New Harvard Study Suggests 'Oumuamua Is of Alien Origin

Just when we thought the question was settled for good, here we are again: discussing whether the tumbling, cigar-shaped object known...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 05 November 2018 - 1:35PM