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 […]
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 […]
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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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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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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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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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 […]
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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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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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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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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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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