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Here's What Aliens Actually Look Like, According to Scientists

The biggest problem with imagining what aliens will look like is the fact that all we know is the Earth. We've seen life develop in...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 19 March 2018 - 11:08AM

The Mystery of Why Supermassive Black Holes 'Feed' on Stars Has Been Solved

We know that supermassive black holes are at the center of almost all galaxies, but they're still one of the biggest mysteries in the...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 19 March 2018 - 10:34AM

NASA Might Send a Flying Drone to Mars Alongside New Rover

The successor to previous Mars rovers like Curiosity and Opportunity is launching in just a couple years (although those older rovers...

Jonathan Kesh
Sunday, 18 March 2018 - 6:23PM

GE Takes the World's Largest Jet Engine on a Test Flight

In an attempt to redefine what a "jumbo jet" is, GE Aviation (part of the broader General Electric company) is working on massive new...

Jonathan Kesh
Sunday, 18 March 2018 - 3:52PM

The Rare Metals on Mars Came From a Giant Collision

For some reason, Mars has a lot of metals that shouldn't be there. Specifically, there's a lot more "iron loving" elements...

Jonathan Kesh
Saturday, 17 March 2018 - 4:35PM

Solar Storms Could Pose a Threat to Self-Driving Cars

We've seen field tests, but we're not at the point where self-driving or autonomous cars are a widespread phenomenon. But when that...

Jonathan Kesh
Saturday, 17 March 2018 - 3:33PM

NASA Needs the Public to Go Take Pictures of Clouds

Maybe you love spring because of the nice weather, or maybe you hate it because of all the bugs and allergies that come with it. But...

Jonathan Kesh
Saturday, 17 March 2018 - 1:24PM

NASA Clarifies That Space Travel Does Not Actually 'Change DNA'

Scott Kelly and Mark Kelly are both astronauts and twin brothers who've been helping NASA with a fascinating experiment — Scott...

Jonathan Kesh
Saturday, 17 March 2018 - 11:02AM

Sound of Volcanic Thunder is Recorded For the Very First Time

Obviously, you don't need us to tell you that a volcanic eruption is powerful and very loud. But you may not know that when a...

Jonathan Kesh
Friday, 16 March 2018 - 7:27PM

Ancient Tools Discovered in Kenya Point to Early Humans' Intelligence

For a long time, historians believed that the first seeds of modern human ingenuity and art began 40,000 - 50,000 years ago...

Jonathan Kesh
Friday, 16 March 2018 - 6:05PM

Ancient Humans Mated With a Mysterious Species Called the Denisovans

No one's sure what happened to the Neanderthals, but we are pretty sure that our ancestors interbred with them at some point... And...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 16 March 2018 - 12:09PM

Scientists Discover That Space Is Becoming Even Deadlier

The origin of The Fantastic Four is one of the most iconic stories in comic books: A family of scientists steal an experimental...

Matthew Loffhagen
Friday, 16 March 2018 - 11:37AM

NASA Admits It May Not Be Able To Stop Bennu Asteroid From Destroying Earth

Earlier this month, we reported on NASA's new plan to deflect the asteroid Bennu, which involves a new spacecraft called the HAMMER....

Chris Mahon
Friday, 16 March 2018 - 11:34AM

Retired Air Force General : This Is How Space War Will Be Fought

When Ronald Reagan imagined the battle for space, he envisioned something out of Star Wars (and who can blame him): a global...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 16 March 2018 - 10:43AM

Dwarf Planet Ceres is Still Evolving and Changing Its Surface

NASA has watched their Dawn spacecraft orbit around the dwarf planet Ceres for about three years, deciding to keep it there...

Jonathan Kesh
Thursday, 15 March 2018 - 8:18PM

Artificial Intelligence Finds Over 6000 Lunar Craters Undiscovered By Humans

Despite living in the highly advanced 21st century, there's still some things we do the old fashioned way. For example, our list of...

Jonathan Kesh
Thursday, 15 March 2018 - 7:29PM

Airbus Wants To Use a Giant Harpoon to Clear Up Space Junk

The ever-growing field of garbage in Earth's orbit is becoming increasingly problematic.Sending something into space is a costly...

Matthew Loffhagen
Thursday, 15 March 2018 - 12:28PM

Stephen Hawking's Top Three Predictions for the End of the World

Like a collapsing star, Stephen Hawking's death has left a black hole in our hearts. Though the man himself is gone, his words live...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 15 March 2018 - 12:08PM

Russian Scientists Are Testing Lasers to Blow Up Deadly Asteroids

Remember last week, when we learned that NASA has official plans to blow up deadly asteroids with nuclear bombs? Well, we've got more...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 15 March 2018 - 11:36AM

PETA Teamed Up With a Las Vegas Brothel For a Billboard of Naked Aliens

What a time to be alive.You've heard of Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. Now get ready for a series of billboards that...

Matthew Loffhagen
Thursday, 15 March 2018 - 11:21AM