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

Early Earth may have been Hit Head On by Mars-Sized Planet

February 9, 2016
The formation of the Earth-Moon system has long been theorized to have been heavily influenced by the impact of a Mars-sized celestial body, commonly called "Theia" by scientists. The Moon's formation is theorized to have occurred when this object struck... continued

Free-Energy Tech Company Steorn Offices were Bugged

February 7, 2016
Dublin-based technology development company Steorn has revealed that their offices had been bugged by an unknown party. Steorn, itself having stirred up controversy with the announcement of their "Orbo" technology, a source of "free, clean and constant energy": while it... continued

Famed Astronaut Edgar Mitchell Dies

February 6, 2016
Astronaut Edgar Mitchell, who was part of the Apollo 14 crew that flew to the moon in 1971, has died at the age of 85. He was a naval officer and aviator, test pilot, aeronautical engineer, and NASA astronaut. As... continued

Ocean Warming has Doubled over the last Thirty Years

February 5, 2016
hidden was solved when it was found that it was being trapped deep in world's oceans. While this had granted us a minor reprieve in the otherwise measurable increase in the atmosphere's temperature, a new study has shown to what... continued

Researchers Propose Harnessing the Energy of Random Vibrations

February 4, 2016
Of the many ways energy is conveyed on our planet, one that seemingly goes unnoticed is what appears to be otherwise random vibrations, such as oscillations set up in a structure by wind passing over it, seismic energy traveling through... continued

Stephen Hawking warns that We Must Leave Earth

February 3, 2016
Renowned theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking has stated a warning to humankind: , in light of all of the potential events that could spell the extinction of the human species, we must find a way to migrate into space. Citing numerous... continued

Are we reaching the Limits of what Science can Answer?

February 2, 2016
At a recent TED talk in Geneva, CERN particle physicist Harry Cliff presented his audience with a controversial new concept: science may be entering an era where "we could be facing questions that we cannot answer. Not because we don't... continued