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Why the UAE Space Agency Says Its Mars Mission Is the Secret to Solving Earth's Biggest Problems

NASA hogs the spotlight whenever we talk about the future of space exploration, but with its bold, exciting plans for Mars,...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 15 May 2018 - 11:33AM

The White House Just Shut Down NASA's Best Tool for Fighting Climate Change

While mostly known for their work in space, NASA does a lot of important work in Earth sciences as well, with their Carbon Monitoring...

Jonathan Kesh
Monday, 14 May 2018 - 7:32PM

A Jurassic Crocodile Fossil With Dolphin-Like Features Has Been Uncovered

Crocodiles are an ancient species that haven't changed too much over millions of years — natural selection was never too big a...

Jonathan Kesh
Monday, 14 May 2018 - 6:20PM

The Groundbreaking Discovery You've Never Heard Of: Why Astronomy's Biggest Problem is Too Much Data

The biggest scientific breakthrough of our time might be buried under too much information.

Chris Mahon
Monday, 14 May 2018 - 1:02PM

NASA Says Jupiter's Moon Europa Is Shooting Liquid Water From Underground Oceans Into Space

Data from the NASA Galileo mission has confirmed the presence of liquid water on Jupiter's moon Europa.

Chris Mahon
Monday, 14 May 2018 - 12:29PM

Did We Just Prove There's Life in Stephen Hawking's Multiverse? New Scientific Study on Dark Energy Says There's a Chance

A new study on dark energy might completely debunk the multiverse theory. Is this universe really the only one?

Chris Mahon
Monday, 14 May 2018 - 11:42AM

Long Lost Asteroid is Rediscovered Just Before Making a Close Pass by Earth

Asteroid 2010 WC9 was first detected way back on November 30, 2010 by the Catalina Sky Survey at the University of Arizona, who ended...

Jonathan Kesh
Sunday, 13 May 2018 - 5:49PM

Former NASA Robotics Experts are Building an Transforming Deep Sea Explorer

At the beginning of the Month, some former NASA engineers who'd banded together to form a new company called Houston Mechatronics made...

Jonathan Kesh
Sunday, 13 May 2018 - 1:16PM

SpaceX Successfully Launched The Final Version of Their Falcon 9 Rocket

Throughout its history, the Falcon 9 rocket from SpaceX has launched over 50 times, an impressive feat that speaks to the reusable...

Jonathan Kesh
Sunday, 13 May 2018 - 12:00PM

Some New Planets Discovered By the Kepler Space Telescope May Be False Alarms

Since its launch back in 2009, the Kepler Space Telescope has done nothing but look out for signs of exoplanets, which are simply...

Jonathan Kesh
Saturday, 12 May 2018 - 6:23PM

Astronaut Receives an Honorary Degree From Purdue University While Still in Space

Honorary degrees are highly esteemed and typically something worth showing up in person for, unless there are extenuating...

Jonathan Kesh
Saturday, 12 May 2018 - 4:20PM

Boston Dynamics Plans to Start Selling Their Robot Dog 'SpotMini' Next Year

In some ways, SpotMini is just like a regular dog, if your dog was made of metal and had an attachable claw arm that fit onto its...

Jonathan Kesh
Saturday, 12 May 2018 - 2:53PM

Stephen Hawking's Memorial Service Invites Any Future Time Travelers Who Wish to Attend

Several years ago, Stephen Hawking held a fun experiment: host a party exclusively for time travelers, don't send out any invites...

Jonathan Kesh
Saturday, 12 May 2018 - 10:58AM

Utah State Park Visitors Keep Vandalizing 200 Million-Year-Old Dinosaur Footprints

There's nothing inherently unusual about tourists skipping rocks on a lake in a state park. The problem arises when these rocks happen...

Jonathan Kesh
Friday, 11 May 2018 - 8:03PM

A 'Mars Helicopter' Will Fly on the Red Planet When NASA Sends Its Next Rover

We have rovers on Mars' surface, and orbiters like the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter  floating around the planet, but we don't have...

Jonathan Kesh
Friday, 11 May 2018 - 6:39PM

NASA Scientists Are Scratching Their Heads Over This New Magnetic Mystery Swirling Through Earth's Violent Outer Atmosphere

A newly discovered magnetic phenomenon in Earth's outer atmosphere explains what happens to the energy from solar flares.

Chris Mahon
Friday, 11 May 2018 - 12:42PM

Congress Just Proposed Legislation to Search for Alien Life – How AI Can Overcome the Biggest Obstacle of Our Own Human Bias

When all we know is Earth, how can we conceive of an alien civilization that doesn't look anything like Earth life?

Chris Mahon
Friday, 11 May 2018 - 12:03PM

SpaceX Aborts the Falcon 9 Block 5 a Few Short Seconds Before Liftoff – But Can They Safely Pull it Off Today?

An automatic abort yesterday shut down the latest SpaceX Falcon 9 launch. Is their cutting-edge technology safe enough for manned...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 11 May 2018 - 11:28AM

Boston Dynamics Shows Their Robots Can Navigate Outside All By Themselves

When it comes to Boston Dynamics, there are generally two camps: those who believe their autonomous robots are adorable, and those who...

Jonathan Kesh
Thursday, 10 May 2018 - 7:41PM

An Ugly Underwater Worm That Eats Bones is Named After Jabba the Hutt

Since 2002, marine biologist Robert Vrijenhoek has studied a type of bone-eating worm he discovered out near the Monterey Bay...

Jonathan Kesh
Thursday, 10 May 2018 - 6:30PM