Science Timeline

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 »

San Andreas Fault Threatened By Irrigation

iriigation stressing san andreas fault

Multiple news stories have been released lately exposing the risk of earthquakes due to fracking. Now it seems that even simple irrigation could pose a threat to areas susceptible to sliding tectonic plates, namely the San Andreas Fault. ABC News reported that the pumping of groundwater for agricultural irrigation in California is putting stress on… Read more »

Photographing Alien Planets Made Easy

alien planet

Astronomers have been trying to get a better look at exoplanets for quite a few years now, and they have been coming up with quite a few pieces of improved equipment in their quest to get that look. Now these experts have created the most sensitive piece of equipment to date, the Gemini Planet Imager,… Read more »

NASA Spots Another Hole in the Sun

coronal hole

A few days ago, NASA captured images of a massive hole in the Sun’s surface. This anomaly is known as a coronal hole. Coronal holes spew out materials from within the Sun into the solar wind at a rapid pace. This latest coronal hole is square in shape and appears in the southern region on… Read more »

Study: Certain Frequencies Induce Lucid Dreaming

Lucid Dreaming Can Be Controlled

Humanity has known about lucid dreams for as long as we’ve been dreaming. But not until this weekend have scientists even come close to describing how to make them happen. Unless, of course, all this is just a dream. According to a study published this weekend in Nature Neuroscience, scientists were able to achieve lucid… Read more »

Telescope Large Enough to Spot Alien Life

E-ELT

A very large telescope is going to be built in Chile that may be strong enough to detect alien life on distant worlds. Construction of the largest telescope ever made is set to begin on Cerro Armazones, a remote mountain in Chile. The new telescope is going to be ten times larger than any other… Read more »

New Invention Promises To Put PETA Out Of Business

PETA

It looks like the PETA girls are going to have to put their clothes back on again as a new invention promises to put an end to their organization. While thoughts of shady, meat-eating, fur coat wearing animal haters with gasoline tanks in their hands spark in your imagination, don’t worry. It’s not anything like… Read more »

Bill Nye Accused Of Climate Change ‘Scare Tactics,’ ‘Bullying’

Bill Nye

CNN’s Crossfire turned its attention to climate change Tuesday night, hosting a contentious and sometimes heated debate that saw “Science Guy” Bill Nye facing off against the Heritage Foundation’s Nicolas Loris. Although he was there to debate Loris over the White House’s new climate change report, Nye found himself at odds with conservative panelist S.E…. Read more »

Another Earth?

kepler

Have scientists finally discovered another Earth? Not quite, but things are ...