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Titan's Lakes and Seas May Be Fizzy With Patches of Nitrogen Bubbles

Paul Scott Anderson
in Science

Saturn's moon Titan is the only other body in the Solar System besides Earth known to have liquids on its surface. In Titan's case, they are rivers, lakes and seas of liquid hydrocarbons (methane/etha...

NASA's New Europa Mission Formally Named 'Europa Clipper'

Paul Scott Anderson
in Science

It's been a long time coming, but NASA's new mission to Jupiter's moon Europa now has a formal name: Europa Clipper. The spacecraft, to be launched in the early 2020s, will conduct multiple close flyb...

Enceladus' Ice-Covered Ocean Closer to Surface Than Previously Thought

Paul Scott Anderson
in Science

When it comes to places in the Solar System to search for possible alien life, Saturn's moon Enceladus is now right near the top of the list. Like Jupiter's moon Europa, it has a subsurface ocean of w...

Signals From Aliens?

Sarah McDaniel
in Science

For years, scientists have studied the possibility of extraterrestrial life with no success, but has proof just fallen into our laps? Newly published research suggests we just may not be alone out her...

Onizuka's Aliens

Ryan Sprague
in Science

Throughout the history of modern UFO research, there have been many reports of crashed flying saucers and dead alien bodies being shipped off to destinations unknown. And while many of these reports c...

Creating a Sustainable Anthropocene Future

Yvette Hickman
in Science

Due to human activity, the land, air and ocean have been altered to such an extent that many scientists agree that we have initiated a new geological epoch called the Anthropocene. The start of the An...

NASA's Kepler Space Telescope Continues Observations of TRAPPIST-1 Planetary System

Paul Scott Anderson
in Science

The seven Earth-sized exoplanets orbiting the star TRAPPIST-1 generated a lot of excitement when their discovery was announced last month. This is the largest collection of Earth-sized worlds in one p...

MH370 DISAPPEARANCE STILL A MYSTERY

Nigel Watson
in Science

Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 carrying 239 passengers and crew disappeared on 8 March 2014. The Boeing 777 took off from Kuala Lumpur heading for Beijing, an hour later radar contact was lost as it w...

The Lady Sopwith Mystery

Nigel Watson
in Science

Did a mystery aviatrix haunt the skies over France? Was she a myth, a fake news story, a phantom, pilots in drag having a laugh or a secret squadron of women recruited to boost morale? She was apparen...

MAVEN Spacecraft Makes Evasive Maneuver to Avoid Impact With Mars' Moon Phobos

Paul Scott Anderson
in Science

Mars is a busy place these days, with multiple rovers and orbiters exploring the planet. Out of the several spacecraft currently in orbit, NASA's Mars Atmosphere and Volatile EvolutioN (MAVEN) is a fa...

Interstellar and Orbit Pavilion

Shahram Farshadfar
in Science

It was Friday morning. Through a sequence of synchronized events, I was taken on a strange journey to the Interstellar of my personal universe. An unexpected, spontaneous visit to one of my sanctuarie...

Could the TRAPPIST-1 Planetary System Be Home to Alien Life?

Paul Scott Anderson
in Science

The discovery of seven Earth-sized planets orbiting the star TRAPPIST-1 generated a lot of excitement last week. Earth-sized planets have been found before, among the thousands of exoplanets discovere...

How Crowds of Humans Are Making AI Systems Scary-Smart

Rob Salkowitz
in Science

Perhaps you’ve heard about our brilliant artificially-intelligent future: self-driving cars, voice-based interfaces, instant translation, self-service chatbots – all based on software that simplifies ...

Out of This World Science TED Talks

Anthony Gramuglia
in Science

As Bill Nye (who needs to make TED Talks) once told us, "Science rules!" Everything runs on science, for it programs the universe around us to follow a set order and logic. But what if there are rules...

Star Trek Tricorders Left The Science Fiction Realm to Become Science Reality

Susan Fourtané
in Science

According to the Qualcomm Tricorder XPrize device requirements, the research teams were expected to develop a device with the following characteristics: - The device cannot weight more than five pound...

Three Potential New Earths Found in a Planetary System of Seven

Richard J. Bartlett
in Science

Astronomers have discovered what is undoubtedly one of the most exciting exoplanet systems of recent years; seven Earth-sized worlds orbiting a red dwarf star only 40 light years away. What makes this...