Fringe

October 2, 2016

How would sex work in space?

It’s more complicated than you might think Elon Musk doesn’t want to simply send humans to Mars. The SpaceX CEO has bigger ambitions. He wants us […]
September 27, 2016

Going to Mars Could Mess Up the Hunt for Alien Life

Elon Musk wants to send humans to the red planet. But even our robotic presence there risks contaminating Mars with invasive microbes. Twenty years ago, America […]
September 22, 2016

Scientists finally figured out the source of this bizarre, glowing space ‘blob’

The blob is one of the biggest and most mysterious objects in our universe. Discovered 16 years ago by researchers at Cal Tech‘s Palomar Observatory, the gargantuan […]
September 17, 2016

This Gallery Is Selling Vintage NASA Photos Like High Art

NASA produced these prints for science or souvenirs. Now, they’re objets d’art that sell for thousands. If you were a visiting dignitary to the U.S. in […]
September 10, 2016

SECOND ASTEROID IN A MONTH SAILS BY WITHOUT US DETECTING IT FIRST

DO YOU WANT EXTINCTION? THIS IS HOW YOU GET EXTINCTION. Know what’s really comforting? When a completely unobserved asteroid snuck up on Earth at the end […]
September 7, 2016

The 'impossible' EM Drive is about to be tested in space

An actual EM Drive is about to be launched into space for the first time, so scientists can finally figure out – once and for all […]
September 1, 2016

THAT SIGNAL WASN'T ALIENS — IT WAS COMING FROM EARTH

Did we just get neuralyzed? For a few precious days this week, the scientific community vacillated between enthralled or enraged by the news that a Russian […]
August 30, 2016

SETI Telescopes Are Investigating a Weird Radio Signal from a Sunlike Star

An unusual radio signal from a Sunlike star has prompted alien hunters to take a closer look at the system, located just 94 light years away. […]
August 30, 2016

NASA wants to drop a submarine in Titan's ocean to find live

NASA is working on sending a submarine into the depths of the Kraken Mare — the largest ocean on Saturn’s moon Titan. There are really two […]