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Plane Crash in Cuba Leaves Over 100 Dead

Early reports place the blame on aging aircraft.

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Could Life on Earth Have Come From Space?

Octopuses are probably Earth natives, but that doesn't mean life can't travel between worlds.

Drone Company Allegedly Brings Bomb on Plane, Fires Whistleblower Employee
A legal complaint from a former security officer says the company brought an explosive-laden drone on a flight with 230 other passenger…
A Newly Discovered Solar System Object Hints at Hidden Planet Nine
Astronomers found a strange dwarf world that provides even more evidence that a giant planet is lurking at the edge of our solar system…
Bitcoin's Ridiculous Electricity Usage Has Already Doubled This Year

According to a new study, energy usage for Bitcoin could double again before the year is over.

Is Someone Still Producing Ozone-Killing Chemicals In Secret?

Scientists found evidence to suggest someone is pumping ozone-depleting CFCs into the atmosphere, but nobody is sure who or why.

These Tiny, Mindless Robots Are More Than the Sum of Their Parts

These robots can only do one thing: move forward. That doesn't stop them from achieving much more together.

How the History of the Roman Empire Is Hidden in Arctic Ice

Lead levels in the Arctic ice tells us how well the Roman Empire was doing on a year-by-year basis.

An Asteroid Will Narrowly Miss Earth Today And You Can Watch

Asteroid 2010 WC9 will come within about half the distance from the Earth to the moon.

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Scientists Trained a Spider to Jump on Command

Researchers hope to learn more about how these animals jump several times their body length.

Some of Kepler's Discovered Planets Might Not Be Real After All

A new paper calls into question some of the thousands of planet's NASA's Kepler spacecraft has discovered.

Upcoming Star Wars Show Will Explore Life After "Return of the Jedi"

What is the galaxy far, far away like seven years after the Battle of Endor?

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Researchers Find Origin of Mysterious Amphibian Pandemic

A deadly fungus has ravaged hundreds of amphibian species for decades, and now scientists finally know where it comes from.

Doctors Grow Replacement Ear Inside Patient's Arm

The ear, grown to replace one lost in a car crash, will have functional blood vessels and nerve endings.

New Water-Based Battery Could Help Store Solar and Wind Energy

A new type of battery is cheaper and longer lasting, creating new possibilities for use with renewable energy generation.

Facial Recognition Used by UK Police Is Alarmingly Bad

Facial recognition is increasingly used to search for criminals in crowds, but it's got an awful false-positive problem.

Volcano Erupts In Hawaii, Forcing Evacuations

Hawaii's Kilauea volcano erupted in a residential neighborhood, requiring nearly a thousand people to evacuate.

Scientists Discover 'Time Crystals' Growing Right Under Their Noses
Scientists spent nearly a decade learning how to create time crystals. A new discovery shows they were hiding in plain sight the whole …
Alan Turing's Last Paper Inspires a Better Way to Desalinate Water
The insights from Alan Turing's last published paper could offer a new solution to the problem of turning saltwater into fresh, potable…
Smaller, Cheaper Nuclear Reactors Are on the Way

Thanks to new regulatory approval, so-called modular reactors can finally start replacing old fossil fuel plants.

The Longest Route You Can Sail in a Straight Line Without Hitting Land

One person discovered the route in 2012, but it took until now to prove it.

British and American Expedition Will Study the World's Most At-Risk Glacier

If the Thwaites glacier collapses, it could set off a chain reaction leading to sixteen feet of sea level rise.

Russia's Floating Nuclear Power Plant Sets Sail

The Akademik Lomonosov will soon be powering 100,000 residents on Russia's east coast.

This Is the First Color Image From Europe's New Mars Orbiter

The ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter will search for hints of methane and other signs of life in the martian atmosphere.

Military Study Finds 1,000 Islands Will Be Uninhabitable By Mid-Century

Even a few inches of sea level rise is enough to ensure hundreds of thousands of people won't have access to clean drinking water.

Scientists Get Their First Look at the Enzyme That Could Help Battle Aging

The enzyme holds clues to a possible cure for aging or potential cancer therapies.

Renewable Power Plants Are Dominating 2018

A vanishingly small portion of new power plants built so far this year rely on fossil fuels.

Scientists Discover Almost Completely Black Planet

The dark planet only reflects 1 percent of the light hitting it.

Here Is the Largest Map of Our Galaxy Ever Made

The newly released database contains over a billion stars.

The Arctic Is Sprouting Mysterious Ice Holes, and No One Knows Why

The mysterious holes were spotted from an airplane over Greenland, but NASA scientists aren't sure what caused them.