We Found Another Ten Earth-Esque Planets!

June 20, 2017 1 min read


Research teams at NASA working with Kepler Space Telescope yesterday announced that they’ve identified 219 possible new planets. Ten, they suspect, are pretty Earth-y. For those not in the know, Kepler is one […]

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KFC Counts Down to First Zinger Sandwich in Space

June 14, 2017 1 min read


In perhaps the wildest marketing stunt ever, KFC is preparing to send a Zinger burger into space. Well, “near space,” at least: The chicken sandwich is less than seven days from being launched […]

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Watch: NASA Photos Transformed Into Stunning Short Film

June 12, 2017 1 min read


Even Steven Spielberg couldn’t make the Space Race more stunning than Christian and Wolfgang Stangl. The Austrian brothers spent 18 months turning NASA’s photo and audio collections into an animated collage that illustrates […]

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IKEA’s New Micro-Living Collection Inspired by Mars Mission

June 09, 2017 1 min read


Sure, it would be great to forget all your troubles, forget all your cares and move to Mars. But for those folks who can’t telecommute, IKEA is researching the next best thing. The […]

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Elon Musk Says SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy Might Fly in September

June 09, 2017 1 min read


SpaceX CEO was on twitter yesterday in one of his rare, comparatively informative and enlightening tweet storms. This time, he spoke about a bevy of things: his love of Monty Python; a bit […]

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Einstein’s Theory of Relativity Confirmed 100 Years Later

June 08, 2017 1 min read


Albert Einstein’s idea of gravitational microlensing was first proven in 1919, when astronomers noticed background stars were displaced by the eclipsed sun. Now, nearly 100 years later, Einstein’s general theory of relativity has […]

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Oh My, There Could Be Space Donuts

May 25, 2017 1 min read


Scientists have proposed a new type of planet-like object called a “synestia,” which is essentially a massive donut-shaped glob of gaseous rock. These would likely result from the collision of two large celestial […]

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Gravitational Waves Might Leave Permanent Tears in Space-Time

May 23, 2017 1 min read


Since their first confirmed observation last year, gravitational waves have been shaking up the world of astrophysics. This time, scientists have suggested that these waves could leave permanent scars in the fabric of […]

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A Nuclear Exchange Would Be Even Worse Than We Thought

May 22, 2017 1 min read

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Nuclear weapons are, we hope, the only globally-recognized nope-weapon. No matter how shitty we humans are, we have all generally agreed that nukes are uniquely terrible. They can cause destruction on cataclysmic scales, […]

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The Search for a Second Earth Just Got A Bit More Interesting

May 21, 2017 1 min read

Proxima Centauri

So, you’ve probably seen tons and tons of new stories about Earth-like planets around nearby stars. That’s mostly because over the past few years we’ve launched powerful new telescopes like Kepler that are […]

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We Need a Hopeful Star Trek Series Now More Than Ever

May 19, 2017 1 min read


Sci-fi is intrinsically political, and Star Trek more than most. In the 200th episode of one of my own favorite series, Stargate SG-1, a rare side character left us with one of the […]

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Team TARDIS Battle Capitalism in Space in ‘Doctor Who’

May 15, 2017 1 min read


This article contains spoilers for “Oxygen,” episode five of Doctor Who season 10. Breathe in, breathe out. After a lackluster week of menacing woodlice and landlords, the Twelfth Doctor and Bill return for […]

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