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Harvard Scientists Made a Material That Creates Completely New States of...

New forms of light could be used to manipulate atoms

Heavy Metal Medicine, or, How Meteors can Kill Cancer

Mining asteroids to cure cancer?

Who lives in the eleventh dimension? – Parallel Universes – BBC...

this video from BBC show 'Parallel Universe' is full of mind-bending theories

The Floor is made of Lava – The Future of Moonbases

An underground cave on the Moon could serve as a good location for a lunar base, a project that several different groups are trying to get off the ground.

Universal Basic Income Could Boost US Economy by $2.5 Trillion

Basic Income in the US could also provide a huge boost for the nation's economy.

Magnetically-Controlled Organic Microbots Could Change Medicine in the Next Ten Years

Researchers have developed a microbot made from algae that solves some problems with the tech

Zero-Point Energy Demystified | PBS Space Time

If you're not sick and tired of scientists telling us what we can't do, check out this video.

Neuroscience Is Helping Us Build a Machine With Consciousness

Conscious robots with the capabilities of human beings are one of the oldest sci-fi tropes; a threatening blend of human and machine that could...

Mars Needs Cash – and other issues with colonizing the red...

A permanent settlement on Mars would undoubtedly be a testament to our capacity to explore the galaxy. However, it might not make much practical...

After 2030, Every Other Year Will Bring Record-Hot Summers, Predicts Study 

Remember those historically hot months we’ve had recently? Well, those might soon be the norm in the United States, Canada, the Mediterranean, and pretty...

Lost Forever? Out There – a 1951/1952 Science Fiction TV Series

Fans of classic science fiction have only infrequently been able to see adaptations of written science fiction on television or in movie theaters. Even...

We’ve got 234 Problems and Aliens Might be Trying to Contact...

101 dalmatians, 234 alien species....

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...

Why can’t you go faster than light?

Because it's a law?

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...

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

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.