Apollo 10 Transcripts Reveal “Outer-Space-Type-Music” Heard by Astronauts

February 24, 2016
Launched on May 18, 1969, the Apollo 10 lunar mission sent three men, Thomas P. Stafford, John W. Young, and Eugene A. Cernan, into orbit around the moon, the first mission in history to do so. When their command module,... continued

DARPA-Funded Research Develops New Method to Insert Brain Implants

February 23, 2016
One of the stumbling blocks being faced by the development of bionic prosthetics is the difficulty of developing a method of controlling an artificial limb, especially in a manner that would seem natural to the wearer. Advances in creating brain-machine... continued

Private Group Launching DIY Satellite to Hunt for UFOs

February 20, 2016
Of all of the sources of images of potentially anomalous objects, video feeds from orbiting NASA spacecraft have provided a treasure trove of images and video for UFO hunters. Ultimately, the data that comes from our space agencies is also... continued

“Psychoactive Compound THC Found in Meteorite” Hoax

February 18, 2016
We have determined that this story is a hoax. Unfortunately, it was just so delightful, we didn't look behind the smokescreen. In our defense, we obtained it from a source that also believed the hoax. Our original story: It has... continued

Bolivia’s Second-Largest Lake Disappears, Due to Climate Change

February 17, 2016
Bolivia has officially declared that their second-largest lake, Lake Poopó, has disappeared. While long-term water diversion for mining and agricultural use has been cited as a partial culprit, an El Niño-driven drought, along with the disappearance of the Andean glaciers... continued

Fresh Water Shortages Affect Over Four Billion People Annually

February 16, 2016
Long-term regional droughts are, unfortunately, a common occurrence on our little planet. Typically though, only droughts that are long-term in their duration are reported on, giving us the impression that the problem is relegated to particular geographies, and not generally... continued

Experimental Fusion Reactor Generates First Hydrogen Plasma

February 14, 2016
A new experimental fusion reactor built by the Max Planck Institute of Plasma Physics in Germany received a brief test run on February 3, bringing the promise of clean and sustainable fusion-generated power one step closer to reality. This new... continued

Einstein Was Right: The Existence of Gravitational Waves has been Confirmed

February 12, 2016
100 years after Albert Einstein predicted the existence of gravitational waves through his theory of general relativity, a team of astrophysicists has announced the detection of these distortions made in the fabric of space. "With this new discovery, we humans... continued

NASA Releases 135-Year Video showing Global Temperature Rise

February 11, 2016
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration has released an animation on their website that illustrates how average global surface temperatures have risen since record-keeping started in the late 19th century. The video helps to visually illustrate the rise of Earth's... continued

Asteroid 2013 TX68 May Make a Close Pass to Earth in March

February 10, 2016
Astronomers may be in for a treat early next month, as asteroid 2013 TX68 may make a close pass to Earth sometime between March 3–8, 2016, making it possible that it will be visible through telescopes. Despite how close it... continued