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What Happens When Comets Hit The Sun?

We know what would happen if a meteor collided with the Earth, but what about the sun? Can it even be hit?<p>We're all familiar with the doomsday …

Astronomy

Watch A 'Cow Killer' Velvet Ant Sting A Guy For Science

It's technically a wasp, but literally a nightmare.<p>In case you were wondering, there is in fact an ant with an inch-long stinger that can cause 30 minutes of life-changing, pray-for-death pain. The velvet ant, nicknamed the "Cow Killer," is not messing around.<p>Thanks to YouTube and Brave Wilderness, …

Zoology

Will NASA Announce the Discovery of Life on Europa Next Week?

NASA found something on one of Jupiter’s moons, but it’s not telling us what it is yet.<p>The space agency will hold a media conference on Monday to …

Human Chimera Research's Huge (and Thorny) Potential

It is striking just how little we know about human development, especially given we are now decades into the modern era of biology. How is it …

Why is Pluto emitting X-rays? - Futurity

X-rays coming from Pluto are challenging scientists to understand more about the space surrounding the best-known object in the outer solar system.

X-rays

Earth vulnerable to major asteroid strike, White House scientist warns

The world is still vulnerable to a potentially catastrophic asteroid strike, according to President Barack Obama’s chief science adviser.<p>NASA has …

China Launched Its Second Space Station This Morning

Tiangong-2 will house a number of scientific experiments and pave the way for yet another space station in the coming years.<p>China successfully launched its second space station, Tiangong-2, at 10:04 a.m. EDT this morning on a Long March 2F rocket. The space station will serve as a laboratory and …

Hopes for Life on Mars boosted by rocks found in Outer Hebrides

Rocks found in the Outer Hebrides might suggest that there’s life on Mars.<p>A major new study has looked at the landscape in the islands of Barra and …

Dolphins Have Conversations Like Humans Do, New Study Says

Justin Sullivan/Getty ImagesScientists have long known that dolphins are very intelligent creatures, and now — for the first time ever — researchers …

Research

5 Scientific Theories That Will Melt Your Brain

People think science is all tedious testing and complicated calculations, but those only happen after someone points at the Sun God and screams, "I …

The Humanoid Robot Space Explorer

Valkyrie can move its hands, bend its legs, turn door handles, and even dance. Its next task? Going to Mars.<p>The Juno spacecraft recently made history …

Robotics

Star Trek's Warp Drive Might Become A Reality

Most of us alive today have never known a world where human spaceflight didn’t exist. Yet before we walked on the Moon, had an International Space Station, sent spacecraft to all the planets and even out of the Solar System, we had <i>Star Trek</i>, which brought even bigger dreams into the public …

Physics

Tonight, NASA is launching a mission that could solve the mystery of life with just a few scoops of dirt

(NASA)<br>Tonight, NASA will launch a rocket-fueled, minivan-sized spacecraft on a seven-year-journey through space — all for a pile of dirt. But this …

Are there aliens in our backyard? NASA astronaut weighs in.

The discovery of a planet within the habitable zone of a star just 4.22 light-years from our solar system has prompted scientists to speculate that …

These Closest-Ever Images of Jupiter Are "Like Nothing We Have Seen Before", Says NASA

Out of this world.<p>NASA just shared the most detailed images of Jupiter that humanity has ever seen, and no one was prepared for how unique the …