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This spacecraft will get closer to the Sun than any before...

NASA's Hottest-Coolest Mission. Heat shield will experience temperatures as high as 1400 degrees Celsius - more than 2500 degree Fahrenheit

Hubble space telescope spots the farthest known star

Hubble finds a star 9 BILLION light years from Earth

New Satellite Will Shift Shape While In Space

Shape-shifting in orbit. Does that make this UK vehicle a "were-satellite"?

Airbus wants to bring down a defunct space station with a...

...just so long as the satellite isn't programmed to say "Call me Ishmael" before firing its harpoon

To Understand the Atmospheres of Distant Exoplanets, Look to Your Car...

Programs that analyze car emissions can be used to analyze exoplanet atmospheres

NASA’s planet-hunting spacecraft Kepler is near the end of its life

Kepler, finder of over 4,000 exoplanets, is nearing its end. But don't depair, its replacement will be launching in a few days.

New AI Classifies the Chance of Life on Other Worlds –...

Advanced Neural Networks are being trained to help identify possible life-supporting planets.

Neutrino experiments could rewrite Standard Model of Physics – Futurity

Research aims to prove that neutrinos are their own anti-particle...and the laws of physics will need to be re-written.

The U.S. military has a weapon that can create human speech...

Voices out of thin air...combined with heat...that sounds vaguely familiar...

NASA may use swarms of robotic bees to study Mars

Marsbees. Swarms of bee-sized robots may be used to expand out knowledge of Mars.

Scientists Found a Galaxy With Almost No Dark Matter. Here’s What...

An odd 'see-thru' galaxy may help explain our understanding of dark matter

OpenAI Wants to Make Safe AI, but That May Be an...

How do you protect yourself from the unknown? AI researchers are trying to figure that out.

Life Might Exist in the Clouds of Venus 

At an altitude of 30 miles, the Venusian atmosphere could support earthly"extremophiles".

Air-fueled ion thruster could provide unlimited power for space missions

The ESA states that "air-breathing electric propulsion" is no longer a theory.

An Experimental Space Junk Collector Is On Its Way to the...

Four different experimental ways to capture and/or deorbit space debris, coming to an ISS near you.

A new test could tell us whether an AI has common...

When it comes to "common sense" AI's don't yet possess it. (Do we?)

Is the speed of light slowing down? | Big Think

Quantum entanglement appears to be faster than light.

Baidu’s pocket translator is a ‘Star Trek’ dream come to life

Right now, these devices are only available at airports and travel agencies...


Some good news for Varley readers who were looking forward to a hardback IRONTOWN BLUES on your bookshelf. His agent, Christine Cohen, is working...

Mystery of ‘alien’ skeleton solved – CNN

Another nail in von Daniken's coffin: it's not alien, and it's not even ancient

Shocking the brain with electricity can prompt people to remember old...

Remembering old dreams via electrical shock. Maybe wireheading won't be too far behind...

Another Star May Have Skimmed the Solar System 70,000 Years Ago...

70,000 years ago, the sky might have looked like Tattooine's

A Nearby Planet Thought to Host Life Was Just Blasted With...

Will we find a lone monument, aka Clarke's The Star, when we finally get there?

NASA Finds a Large Amount of Water in an Exoplanet’s Atmosphere

NASA continues to give us hope that life might exist in the atmospheres of gas giants.

Giant moon crater could be great landing spot 

Geologists are mapping out the best landing sites inside the Moon's oldest crater.

A Company Wants to Put a Chip in Your Brain to...

An Israeli firm is working on wireless brain implants

The Moon Will Soon Have Its Own Mobile Network

We're guessing that this all takes place after we start sending clones to the Moon to mine Helium3...

Paul Giamatti And Stephen Colbert Are Science Fiction Nerds

Science Fiction culture is making its way onto the late show talk circuit.

4 Planets in Our Solar System You’ve Probably Never Heard Of...

My Very Educated Mother Just Showed Us Nine Planets is going to be getting a whole lot longer....