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Water on The Moon Has a Surprising Quality, According to This New Study

And there's so much of it!<p>Recently, scientists discovered that there is an enormous quantity of water on the Moon, hiding beneath the surface.<p>Since …

The Y Chromosome Is Disappearing. Here's What That Means For Men

The Y chromosome may be a symbol of masculinity, but it is becoming increasingly clear that it is anything but strong and enduring.<p>Although it …

Could Live Bacteria Ink Be The Future Of Tattoos?

If you consider your tattoo your pride and joy then the future of ink will literally be your friend (or freak the hell out of you). Engineers from …

Hear the tune that explains the deep space mystery of Trappist-1

When science and art come together, the results can be fascinating. Here's an example. You might remember a news story from earlier this year — it …

Universe

Gorgeous new video shows colossal plasma columns dancing on our sun’s surface

The sun — you know, that big, life-giving star that is more or less responsible for our very existence here on Earth — is one of the most fascinating …

Red light, blue light: Making the flu virus visible to the naked eye

Compared to cancer and heart disease, influenza may seem relatively harmless, but it can be fatal, even for the young and healthy. While the exact …

Here's how much it would cost to travel to Mars, because we know you've definitely been wondering

It’s being billed as the largest event ever dedicated to human exploration to Mars: From May 9 to 11, leading scientists and engineers will gather in …

Mystery military spacecraft lands after two years in orbit

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — U.S. military officials say an unmanned spacecraft orbiting Earth since May 2015 has landed in Florida.<p>The Air Force posted …

Space Exploration

Will we evolve to adapt to life in space?

So Stephen Hawking says we'll need to get off-planet within 100 years. He may be right, or not. We may live on Mars or the moon, or not. Either way, …

Astronomy

Comets Produce Their Own Oxygen, Planets Could Do The Same Without Needing Life

In a new study published Monday in the journal Nature Communications, two researchers from the California Institute of Technology explained how …

Surprise! When a brown dwarf is actually a planetary mass object

Sometimes a brown dwarf is actually a planet—or planet-like anyway. A team led by Carnegie's Jonathan Gagné, and including researchers from the …

The World of Space Tourism is Almost Here

Exciting times are coming in terms of space tourism, and not too far in the future, either. Some experts say that as early as next year we could see …

The search for aliens has been transformed by looking for life on planets once thought to be a waste of space

Written speculation about life beyond the confines of Earth dates back thousands of years, to the time of the Greek philosophers Epicurus and Democritus. Unrecorded curiosity about this question undoubtedly goes back much further still. Remarkably, today’s generation seems about to get an answer …

Astronomy

Astronomers have never seen the edge of the universe — here's how they know it's there

As far as we know the universe is not infinite, there's actually a place where it ends. While astronomers have never actually seen the edge of the universe, they know it's out there. Theoretical physicist and director of the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton, Robbert Dijkgraaf explains how …

Stunning Images Show Dozens Of Gigantic Oval Storms On Jupiter

Scientists confront new mysteries about the largest planet in our solar system.<p>There’s been a lot of news lately about what’s going on at the ringed planet Saturn, including NASA’s Cassini spacecraft’s heart-stopping flight through the relatively small gap that separates the planet’s rings and the …

The UAE Drops More Clues About Its Mysterious Plan to Colonize Mars

<b>WASHINGTON, D.C.—</b>Earlier this year, the United Arab Emirates’ grabbed the world’s attention when Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum announced a …

Space Science

The surprising place life on Earth could have started 3.5 billion years ago

Life on Earth might have started billions of years ago on land, not in the sea, according to a new study.<p>A group of researchers found that the red …

Hot Springs

Supermassive Black Holes In Merging Galaxies Are Shrouded In A Thick Sphere Of Gas And Dust

Every self-respecting galaxy boasts a supermassive black hole in its heart — one that is either active or inactive. For instance, the black hole at …

Doomed NASA probe captures incredible image of mysterious hexagon on Saturn

(Picture: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute)A doomed NASA spacecraft has captured a stunning image of a vast, hexagonal storm at Saturn’s pole …

The Scientific Truth About Planet Nine, So Far

Last year, two astronomers were looking at the most distant objects orbiting our Sun ever discovered, when they noticed something funny. These ultra-distant Kuiper belt objects, instead of having their orbits oriented at random, were both swept off in one particular direction and tilted in the same …

Astronomy

Ripples in Space-Time Might Indicate That We Live in a Multiverse

Hunting for Extra Dimensions<p>As important as gravity is to us here on Earth, it is actually surprisingly weak in comparison to other fundamental …

Physics

North Korea Says They're Ready for War Against the United States

The warning came after the U.S. moved an aircraft carrier off the country's coast.<p><i>Welcome to Teen Vogue's Woke list, a roundup of today's top headlines you have to know.</i><p><b>The United States, Canada, and Mexico are gearing up to collaborate on a pretty major world event: the 2026 World Cup.</b> The United …

North Korea

This space experiment will pay you $17,000 to spend two months in bed, but it's not as comfy as it sounds

Honestly, we can’t we can’t get enough of lying in bed. On our beloved mattress is where we sleep, watch Netflix and daydream about earning money …

Asteroid Coming For Earth: Large Rock Will Approach This Month

A large asteroid is coming this way — but don’t worry, we’re not going to die.<p>NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory announced this week that the 2014 JO25 …

New Research Shows "68% of the Universe May Not Exist at All"

Dark Matter, Dark Energy<p>“Dark energy” is believed to comprise 68 percent of the universe, but a Hungarian-American research team thinks it may not …

Dark Matter

Uranus Is a Wonderland and We Should Go There

Uranus is tired of being the butt of your jokes—especially that one.<p>You see, Uranus is so sad and so very lonely; despite being discovered in 1781, …

Astronomy

This New Molecule Can Collect Solar Energy Without Solar Panels

A big step towards a carbon-neutral future.<p>The discussion on climate has persisted for decades since we first discovered that there is a human-made …

Environmentalists warn of bumblebee's extinction after Trump halts regulations

Order for 60-day pause on regulations not yet implemented includes protection for endangered rusty patched bumblebee, which experts say is near extinction<p>Donald Trump has been accused of targeting Muslims, media outlets and even department stores in his first month in the White House. Now, the US …

Regulation

Meteorites Didn't Actually Trigger One of The Main Explosions of Life on Earth, New Study Suggests

So what did?<p>Around 471 million years ago, life in our oceans exploded with new species. It was one of the greatest biodiversification events in our …

Earth Science