Tabby’s Star is Not Alone: Another Star with Epic Light Fluctuations has been Found

September 16, 2016
It turns out that Tabby's Star -- the star that has been hypothesized to have an alien megastructure around it -- is not alone when it comes to wild fluctuations in its light output. Astronomers at Germany's Max Planck Institute... continued

SETI is Investigating a New Radio Burst from a Distant Star

September 14, 2016
The Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence program is currently investigating a high-energy signal burst that originated from a star 95 light years away, in the constellation Hercules. SETI senior astronomer Seth Shostak cautions that this is unlikely to be an artificial... continued

Mysterious Falcon 9 Rocket Explosion Mystifies SpaceX Investigators

September 13, 2016
Renowned entrepreneur Elon Musk's aerospace company SpaceX is no stranger to experiencing failures with its experimental Falcon-series of reusable launch vehicles, having previously lost one vehicle to an explosion during launch in 2015. But the cause of the catastrophic explosion... continued

Remembering 9/11: A Message from Whitley Strieber

September 12, 2016
On the morning of September 11, 2001, I awoke to hear a bulletin on the radio that a plane had crashed into one of the Twin Towers. My first thought was that a small commuter or general aviation plane had... continued

The Massive Crack Running Through Antarctica’s Larsen Ice Shelf is Growing

September 9, 2016
A fissure that has been steadily growing across the Larson C ice shelf off of the Antarctic Peninsula has been a concern for scientists since it began extending through the ice between 2011 and 2015. The Larsen C ice shelf,... continued

Researchers Program DNA Strands to Perform Digital Calculations

September 7, 2016
Because of the physical limitations of silicon-based circuitry, there is an upper limit to how powerful a modern computer can be made. In response to this, researchers have been looking into other mediums to build faster and more powerful computers... continued

50,000-Year-Old Sewing Needle Unearthed in Siberia — but was Not Made by Humans

September 6, 2016
Archaeologists have announced the discovery of a 50,000-year-old sewing needle, made from bone, that was excavated from a cave in Siberia's Altai Mountains. This well-preserved sewing implement sports a hole for guiding the thread, and is still appears to be... continued

World’s Smartest Physicist Thinks We Can’t Crack Consciousness.

September 2, 2016
Despite the progress made by modern science over the past few centuries, one of the biggest questions that has been on the mind of man since time immemorial, and yet remaining perhaps the most elusive, is that of the nature... continued

Meet Dragonfly 44: The Milky Way’s Dark-Matter Twin

September 2, 2016
Astronomers have discovered something strange about an ultra-diffuse galaxy in the Coma Cluster called Dragonfly 44. It went largely overlooked by astronomers until recently, due to it only emitting 1 percent of the light that the Milky Way does, hence... continued

New High-Powered Computer Simulations May Determine if we are Living in a High-Powered Computer Simulation

September 1, 2016
A growing number of scientists are starting to seriously consider the possibility that we are living in a Matrix-like computer simulation, including influential physicists such as Dr. Michio Kaku. And some are actively looking for scientific clues as to whether... continued