The Ozone Hole is (Finally) Shrinking

November 17, 2017
The infamous hole in Earth's ozone layer has shrunk down to 7.6 million square miles wide (12,200,000 square kilometers), the smallest the gap has been since 1988. This healing of Earth's main shield against ultraviolet radiation is due largely to... continued

Researchers Save a Child’s Life with Genetically-Modified, Lab-Grown Skin

November 16, 2017
Medical researchers have saved the life of a seven-year-old boy by growing genetically-modified replacement skin for him. The young German boy suffered from a deadly congenital condition called epidermolysis bullosa, a condition that cases the sufferer's skin to tear and... continued

Think AI Weapons are No Biggie? This Video will Chill You Crosseyed!

November 15, 2017
Elon Musk, Stephen Hawking and others have been warning about the dangers of weaponizing artificial intelligence. Meanwhile, the Pentagon and the Russian and Chinese militaries are already in an AI weapons arms race. The Pentagon has promised that it won't release... continued

The Star that Went Nova — Six Times!

November 14, 2017
A star that goes nova is only supposed to explode once... right? That long-held assumption was upended when astronomers spotted a Type II-P supernova in progress in a star 509 million light-years away on September 8, 2014. The exploding star... continued

Quark Fusion could be Eight Times more Powerful than a Hydrogen Fusion Nuclear Reaction

November 11, 2017
A new study suggests that the fusion of subatomic quarks can result in the release of a huge amount of energy, in a process that could potentially rival that of nuclear fusion. Quarks are the building blocks of all known... continued

Transparent Solar Technologies Could Help Provide Nearly 100% of the US’s Energy Demands

November 10, 2017
A study led by engineers at Michigan State University says that the use of transparent solar cells could potentially fulfill roughly 40 percent of the United States' energy demands, the equivalent of the potential for bulkier rooftop solar units, if... continued

Enceladus’ Subsurface Ocean has Existed for Billions of Years — Long Enough for Life to Evolve

November 9, 2017
Ever since a massive subsurface ocean was discovered under the ice on Saturn's moon Enceladus, scientists have sought to uncover the reason behind the existence of liquid water on a world that should be frozen solid. However, a new study... continued

Climate Holdouts Nicaragua and Syria have Joined the Paris Accord, Leaving Trump Standing Alone

November 8, 2017
The Central American country of Nicaragua and war-torn Syria have joined the rest of the world's nations in agreeing to sign onto the Paris climate accord, as the world's nations meet in Bohn, Germany, for the world's largest climate summit.... continued

A Large Chamber Hidden in the Great Pyramid has been Discovered

November 7, 2017
A new scanning technology using deep-penetrating cosmic rays has revealed a large, 100-foot-long chamber inside the Great Pyramid at Giza. This chamber, simply called "ScanPyramids Big Void" for the time being, sits high above the Grand Gallery, at roughly the... continued

EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt Bars Top Scientists from Advisory Committee Posts, Appoints Industry-Friendly Advisors

November 3, 2017
Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt has signed a new directive that prevents scientists that are receiving grants from the EPA from serving on the agency's advisory committees. Pruitt says that this unprecedented move is to remove what he perceives... continued