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Lunar Colonists May Make Bricks From Moon Dust and Sunlight

Scientists with the European Space Agency have shown that it’s possible to make durable bricks using simulated Moon dust and concentrated sunlight. A …

The Midwest Looks Absolutely Drenched in This New Image From Space

Several states across the American Midwest are experiencing intensive flooding in the wake of unusually vigorous storm system that passed through …

Cassini's Second Grand Finale Dive Might Be Outshining the First One

Cassini’s six-month-long Grand Finale mission has become the unofficial nerd Super Bowl: each time the NASA-led spacecraft drops a new batch of raw …

Stunning Blue-Eyed Albino Orangutan Rescued From Captors

A conservation group has rescued an incredibly rare albino orangutan from villagers on the Indonesian part of Borneo island, who were keeping the …

This Video of Cuttlefish Trying to Bang Will Scar You For Life

When you hear “cuttlefish,” naturally, you think “cuddly,” right? Turns out these charming little cephalopods can—and will—throw down if they have …

A Second Giant Crack Has Appeared on Antarctica’s Larsen C Ice Shelf

A 80-mile-long crack along Antarctica’s Larsen C Ice Shelf has remained stable since February, but scientists have now detected a new branch, one …

Astronomer Wonders If We've Looked Hard Enough For Signs of Long Extinct Alien Life

Saturn’s icy moon Enceladus is the latest target in the perennial excitement around finding extraterrestrial life. Its warm subterranean ocean is …

This Is Our First 'Sound' From the Creepy Void Inside Saturn's Rings

Today, Cassini prepares to once again boldly go where no spacecraft has gone before: into the gap between Saturn and its rings. While we’re all …

This Artificially Intelligent Speech Generator Can Fake Anyone’s Voice

The human voice, with all its subtlety and nuance, is proving to be an exceptionally difficult thing for computers to emulate. Using a powerful new …

Himalayan Monks Have Super Human Abilities That Stun Even Harvard Scientists

It is popularly believed that Buddhist monks have brains that function beyond usual human capabilities. But has this been verified by scientists?<p>It …

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The 50 greatest movies you'll only watch once

For every saccharine-sweet animated extravaganza out there, there's a dozen movies that deal with the most repulsive sides of human nature. Each …

Native Americans

If You Could Only Die in Sudden Accidents, How Long Would You Live?

Imagine a world in which the only possible way to die was through a sudden accident, such as a car crash, falling down the stairs, or getting struck …

9 Hideous Creatures That Deserve Your Unconditional Love

We can’t all be puppies—or even capybaras, for that matter. There’s a whole world of critters whose inner beauty goes unnoticed. Perfectly snuggly …

An Airline Pilot Captured This Beautiful Timelapse Footage of the Milky Way

As a passenger on an airplane, it’s not easy to shoot footage from your plane’s tiny window. But when you’re the pilot, with a large window to watch …

Controversial Study Makes a Staggering Claim About When the First Humans Settled North America

In a study that’s already attracting considerable controversy, a research team says it has found evidence of human habitation along the southern …

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Meet the synthetic biologist who's turning bacteria-filled petri dishes into artful masterpieces:

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How to Watch the Spectacular Eta Aquarid Meteor Shower

Stargazers love a good meteor shower, and while the Perseids or Leonids get the most attention, another exquisite one is just ramping up. The Eta …

Remarkable Image Shows a Martian Crater With NASA's Garbage Still Inside

When NASA’s Opportunity rover landed on Mars in 2004, it settled at the bottom of a crater in an interplanetary hole-in-one shot that would make even …

We Chatted With an Astronaut About Showering, Farting, and Boning in Space

As journalists, it’s our obligation—nay, our duty—to ask the hard questions. So when presented with the opportunity to ask a living former astronaut …

5 Ways Documentaries Can Save the World In 2017

From a new Al Gore movie to a critique of Julian Assange, 2017's documentaries promise to tackle a lot of pressing issues.<p>It was a big week for Jon …

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Most Habitable Earth-Like Planets May Be Waterworlds

Over 70 percent of our planet is covered in water, and we tend to think that’s a lot. A new study suggests that our world is special in this regard, …

This Picture of Earth From Within Saturn's Rings Will Make You Emotional

Sometimes, the majesty of the final frontier—a cold, unfeeling space—has the power to make our eyes misty. The images from NASA’s Cassini mission …

What the Hell is This Beautiful Thing?

Meet Steve, a newly discovered atmospheric phenomenon that’s so strange it still doesn’t have a formal scientific description, hence the placeholder …

Here's What Our Food Might Look Like in a Climate Change-Induced Dystopia

Food scientists are already looking to some dramatic-sounding options, from bugs to lab-grown meat to large fish farms, in order to feed a world …

More Evidence That Aliens Aren’t Trying to Communicate With Us

Some SETI researchers believe the best way to detect aliens is to search the skies for their laser beams. In the largest survey of its kind, …

TRAPPIST-1 Has Some Serious New Competition For Best Place to Find Aliens

It seems like every week, there’s a new contender for Coolest Planet Where There Are Definitely Aliens. For those of us who want to believe, this is …

What Would Life On Saturn's Moon Enceladus Look Like?

After NASA’s announcement last week, Enceladus is the icy moon on everyone’s mind—not that are are many others (sorry, Europa). According to the …

These Rare Color Photos From the Second World War Are Incredible

A new book published by the Imperial War Museum features a rare collection of color photos from World War II, some of which haven’t been seen in over …

Ten Horrifying Deep Sea Creatures, Ranked

The depths of the ocean are festooned with the most nightmarish creatures imaginable. You might think you’re safe, because these critters live …