Science Timeline

Two NEEMO Missions Prepare Astronauts For Asteroid Landing

preparing for neemo

When we think of NASA, the usual thought process takes us out of this world into the vast reaches of space, where a great void would be our demise if our life-sustaining equipment were to fail. NASA is all about extreme environments, and they want to make sure that the equipment they take off this… Read more »

NASA Is Working On A Warp Drive Ship And The Pictures Are Amazing

NASA's proposed warp ship bears a striking resemblance to the fictional Enterprise

It seems like something out of Star Trek, but a team at NASA is hard at work on developing real warp drive (or faster-than-light travel), and artist renderings of the proposed ship look stunning. In 2010, Dr. Harold “Sonny” White revealed that he, along with a team at NASA’s Johnson Space Center, are hard at… Read more »

Hubble Telescope Shines Most Astral Light Yet On Early Universe

Early Universe In Lights

NASA’s Hubble Telescope just released the most vibrant, trippy view of our distant neighborhood that its handlers have assembled thus far in its 24 years of aiming our best lenses at the back fences of the known universe. For the picture, NASA uses thousands of tricked-out images assembled in 841 of Hubble‘s earthly orbits between… Read more »

The ‘Beast’ Asteroid To Pass Earth On Sunday

Beast Asteroid to Pass Earth Sunday

A meteoric ball of fire dubbed the Beast asteroid will luckily safely pass Earth this Sunday. A preview of the asteroid can be seen on Saturday afternoon. Those who want to get a glimpse at the monstrous asteroid 2014 HQ124, which is about 1,100 feet (352 meters) across, can watch online. The Slooh community observatory… Read more »

Evidence Of Theia, The Planet That Formed Our Moon?

Theia and Earth

New scientific evidence from the Apollo missions could prove that a planet the size of Mars called Theia once collided with Earth and created our moon. According to, lunar samples from Apollo 11, 12, and 16 revealed a 12 parts per million difference in oxygen-17 between moon rocks and Earth rocks. This could prove… Read more »

Tau Ceti and Its Habitable Worlds

tau-ceti life supporting world

Astronomers have known for some time now that Tau Ceti, a star found in the constellation Cetus, is very similar to our own Sun, though it’s not quite as big at only 78 percent the size, and just a bit less bright. And, due to a larger amount of space dust and a substantial “debris… Read more »

Evidence Of Men Wearing Trousers Discovered In A 3,000 Year Old Tomb

Oldest Trousers Discovered

Trousers are considered the mark of modern civilized man. However, evidence of men wearing custom fitted trousers has been discovered in an ancient tomb. Scientists have unearthed evidence of trousers in a Chinese tomb that could very well be the oldest ever found. Researchers were working in the ancient Yanghai graveyard in China’s Tarim Basin,… Read more »

How Did a Massive, Rocky Mega-Earth Called Kepler 10-C Form?

Kepler 10c

Back in 2011, astronomers used the Kepler telescope to examine the Kepler 10 star system, with some pretty amazing results. Kepler is designed to search the distant stars for far-off exoplanets by measuring the size of the shadow they cast as they go past their stars, and Kepler 10-c cast a rather large shadow, initially… Read more »

Earth Tumbling Into Sixth Great Extinction As Species Disappear

dying earth

When you think of great extinctions you might imagine asteroids or volcanoes that obliterated millions of species with violent, cataclysmic explosions. You can think of ancient sea creatures dying off in bubbling seas, dinosaurs falling with a thunderous thud on the jungle floor as the air around them turns toxic. But as we find ourselves… Read more »

SpaceX Reveals Seven Passenger Reusable Dragon V2 Capsule to Press at Event

SapceX Reveales Dragon V2 Space Capsule

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk revealed the upgraded Dragon V2 spacecraft tonight and instantly made space travel something to capture the imagination of a generation in a way that hasn’t happened since the original NASA Mercury missions. At the SpaceX manufacturing complex in Hawthorne, California, Musk dropped the veil on the upgraded Dragon V2 cargo ship… Read more »

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk to Reveal the Dragon V2 Spacecraft Tonight

dragon v2

A much anticipated event has finally arrived for space buffs. Tonight at 7 pm PDT, Elon Musk, CEO of SpaceX, will finally reveal his new Dragon V2 spaceship via live feed. SpaceX has successfully sent unmanned space vessels filled with cargo to the International Space Station in the past. However, now that the Dragon V2… Read more »

Don’t Miss Manhattanhenge Tonight, New Yorkers!

manhattanhenge 2014 dates

In 2014, Manhattanhenge occurs twice — and one of those two glorious times will be tonight, so mark your calendars, city dwellers! Never heard of Manhattanhenge? Well, it turns out that sky shows aren’t strictly limited to areas of low light pollution. And Manhattanite Neil deGrasse Tyson — who you may know from a show… Read more »

Study: We Got Big Brains But Lost Our Brawn

Homo Erectus Wanted Brains

The human brain has gotten so big that some of them are spending hard-earned research cash trying to find out how much brawn was lost in humanity’s quest for bigger brains. A study published Tuesday in the Public Library of Science’s journal Biology describes a research project in which 10,000 genetic molecules from humans, apes… Read more »

CNN: End Of The World Coming In 2041, NASA Says BS

End Of The World Not Coming Soon, NASA Says

The end of the world is something mankind has predicted and waited for since the dawn of written history. Religious leaders from all faiths, fortune tellers, and a variety of assorted crackpots have all thought at some point that they had it figured out. Generally, science has told us we don’t have much to worry… Read more »

At-Risk Youth Stumble Upon 7,000 Year Old Mummy After A landslide In Chile

A Chinchorro mummy

As far as rehabilitation and community service programs go, this one might just prove to be the most significant yet. A group of students enrolled in an archeology workshop, stumbled upon a preserved mummy that could date back thousands of years. The group consisting of children that were classified as ‘at-risk’, enrolled in an archeology… Read more »

Mummified Mammoth 42,000 Years Old Goes On Display In London

Mummified mammoth

A mummified mammoth is set to become the new star attraction at London’s Natural History Museum and will be unveiled in just two days time. Lyuba, as she is called, is approximately the size of a large dog and was just one month old when she died 42,000 years ago. Lyuba, which means “love” in… Read more »