While some in the scientific community believe finding extraterrestrial life is “probably going to take a long time,” others believe aliens could be more prevalent than previously thought. A new study suggests intelligent life is likely to inhabit a star system drastically different than ours. The researchers modeled a...
WASHINGTON – Scientists on Monday unveiled the first global geological map of Saturn’s moon Titan including vast plains and dunes of frozen organic material and lakes of liquid methane, illuminating an exotic world considered a strong candidate in the search for life beyond Earth. The map was based on...
As an antitrust investigation led by state attorneys general expands from advertising to take a closer look at Google’s search practices, which we told you about on Thursday, the results of a newspaper investigation published on Friday may add even more fuel to that fire. Specifically, it’s a...
Neptune may be one of the more mysterious planets in the solar system, but a new study notes that two of its moons, Naiad and Thalassa, are locked in a “dance of avoidance.” The research, which can be read on the arXiv repository, notes that the two celestial satellites...
BERLIN — The European Space Agency says putting astronauts into a state of suspended animation could make it easier to reach other planets. The agency said Monday that its researchers examined how hibernation would affect the design of a crewed mission to Mars and concluded that it could help...
The North Korea nuclear test in early September 2017 was so powerful that it resulted in an entire mountain being lifted off the ground and was the equivalent of “17 times the size of the bomb dropped on Hiroshima,” according to a new study. The research, published in the...
A team of designers and engineers successfully produced a 3D-printed, made-to-measure bionic hand in just 10 hours. Experts from research and education group WMG, which is part of the UK’s University of Warwick, worked with C Enterprise and Printed Electronics to design and print the bionic hand with inbuilt...
Hey, so, funny story: Remember that crazy-bright fireball that appeared over the skies of St. Louis earlier this week? Yeah, it was awesome, but finding the leftovers would be even more awesome and the Maine Mineral and Gem Museum is willing to fork over a hefty sum if...
When you look up at the night sky you see a lot of stars that, in relation to our own planet, haven’t moved a whole lot in a very, very long time. But some of the stars in our home galaxy aren’t so lucky and astronomers recently identified...
Hold onto your phones – according to new research, one in three Americans currently have a crack in their phone’s screen. The constant threat of dropping our phones and cracking the screen – or worse – is leaving many of us with a bit of “Phone-xiety.” A new study of...