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Astronomers Find Star That Has Exploded Six Times – ExtremeTech

Astronomers have spotted something that shouldn't exist--a star that acts as if it's gone supernova at least six times. Writing in Nature, an international research team...

One of the Closest Earth-Like Planets Ever was Just Discovered 

A low-mass exoplanet has been discovered in the orbit of the red dwarf star Ross 128. It's thought to be Earth-like in terms of...

NASA Plans to Develop Mars Drone at Arctic Research Base

NASA plans on testing some flying machines in the most Martian landscape on Earth. Care to guess where?

A New Take-Home Exhibit From the Museum of Science Fiction Celebrates...

After a hugely successful crowdfunding campaign, the finished product is here: Catalysts, Explorers & Secret Keepers: Women of Science Fiction. It’s a collection of...
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Another Universe May Have Bumped Into Ours and We Might Have...

The Cold Spot in the cosmic microwave background radiation has led astronomers to speculate the possibility of parallel universes.

IBM Announces 50-Qubit Quantum Computer

Quantum computing just got closer with IBM's announcement of a 50-quantum bit (qubit) machine.

Visualize thousands of distant worlds in the Periodic Table of Exoplanets

Take a gander at the periodic table of exo planets
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Slaughterbots – a Chilling Short Film

What happens when we let our weapons choose their own targets?

Larry Niven Predicted it – Iran may have the solution to...

Legalizing the sale of human organs could save lives.

“Quark Fusion” Produces Eight Times More Energy Than Nuclear Fusion

Quark fusion is a theoretical form of energy that could provide eight times more power than nuclear fusion.

Miner 2049’ers – Mining the Moon

When we've mined the Earth for all of the metals we can, will we look to space for more? We altready are.

Dwarf Planet has Ring, Looks like Potato

Rings may be a common feature of objects that orbit outside of Neptune. Then, there's Haumea...

To Sleep – Perchance to Hibernation? 

Is human hibernation possible? Really?

Hack the Planet! Proposals for Slowing Climate Change

Climate scientists have just published two new studies outlining ways that we could use geoengineering to alter the climate, but neither is without its problems.

20 potentially inhabitable worlds found hiding in plain site

An analysis of data from the Kepler space telescope has revealed 20 promising worlds that might be able to host life.
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Giant Ice Blades Found on Pluto – NASA

NASA believes it may have an explanation for the strange formations resembling giant blades of ice on Pluto.
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Time Travel in Fiction Rundown – MinutePhysics

How does time travel function in a variety of fictional works? Check it out!

Ancient organism’s genetics may show us how to live for centuries

When it comes to adding years of adult life, we’ve barely moved the needle. But that may be about to change — in part because of one very chilly fish.

Google’s Pixel 2 XL – The Nigh-Perfect Mobile Phone – GadgetNutz

It has been established now that the Pixel 2 XL is Gооglе’ѕ bеѕt рhоnе уеt

Jupiter’s strange auroras are weirder than expected

In a study published in Nature Astronomy this week, astronomers announced that they’d finally been able to observe Jupiter’s southern x-ray hot spot in detail using data from...

Redwood Forest – a Radical New Design for a Martian City

A Mars city concept inspired by trees took home first prize in the architecture category of Mars City Design's annual contest. Source: MIT Has a...

Time Travel: We Can’t Alter The Flow of Time, But We...

Is time travel possible? Maybe...

Newly discovered planet is nearly 25 percent the size of its...

How does a gas giant form near a dwarf star? What does it take to build a gas giant? Building models of planet formation and...

Astronomers Discover Extra-Solar Object Zipping Through the Solar System – ExtremeTech

Astronomers track asteroids and comets in space near Earth, and some are unfathomably far away in the outer solar system. However, scientists may have...