Fringe

February 3, 2016

Luxembourg to support space mining

The Luxembourg government has signalled its intention to get behind the mining of asteroids in space. It is going to support R&D in technologies that would […]
January 29, 2016

Goodbye, Little Green Men

They’re big-eyed and slight of build. They’re the grim, greenish beings that every moviegoer recognizes as aliens — the inscrutable inhabitants of a distant world. Playing […]
January 28, 2016

Computer beats human in ancient Chinese game

NEW YORK  — A computer program has beaten a human champion at the ancient Chinese board game Go, marking a significant advance for development of artificial […]
January 22, 2016

The reason we haven't met aliens may be that they don't live long enough

Where are all the aliens? Where are the bugs, the invasion fleets, the Tripods, the Vulcans? Humans have imagined otherworldly beings for ages, but as we’ve […]
January 21, 2016

Astronomers say a Neptune-sized planet lurks beyond Pluto

The solar system appears to have a new ninth planet. Today, two scientists announced evidence that a body nearly the size of Neptune—but as yet unseen—orbits […]
January 20, 2016

Study confirms that something's weird about the 'alien megastructure' star

Astronomers really want to know what’s happening around a star that’s 1,480 light-years away. In October, astronomers floated the idea that the star KIC 8462852 could […]
January 19, 2016

Astronauts just made flowers bloom in space – but they’re not actually the first

NASA is celebrating a space plant victory: Over the weekend,  astronaut Scott Kelly showed off zinnia flowers he’d grown and coaxed back to health on board […]
January 18, 2016

Time Dilation

Einstein’s theory of relativity is probably one of the most intriguing theories ever conceived of; and probably the most interesting aspect of this is the phenomenon […]
January 16, 2016

Researchers propose method for teleporting creatures' memories

Teleportation is one of those future technologies I wish for almost every day–and never more longingly as when I wait for the delayed crowded subway to […]