Science

January 23, 2016

Can there really be a planet in our solar system that we don't know about?

How skeptical should we be, and how will we find out if this mystery planet is really out there? Scientists have long suspected that our solar […]
January 22, 2016

SpaceX Just Test-Fired Its Spaceship For Astronauts, The 'Dragon 2'

 SpaceX may not have stuck its recent ambitious water landing, but Elon Musk‘s private rocket company isn’t letting that slow it down. Just a few minutes […]
January 22, 2016

Airspace restriction hints at Blue Origin test flight

WASHINGTON — Blue Origin may be preparing for another test flight of the company’s New Shepard suborbital vehicle, based on an airspace restriction published by the […]
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

Is there life on Mars? It's not likely, say scientists, after four-year experiment in Earth's coldest place

Scientists use drill designed for Red Planet‘s permafrost to discover ‘cold and arid threshold’ at which even primitive organisms cannot exist. The chances of finding life […]
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 […]