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International Space Station lab’s mission patch goes all in on a Star Wars theme

October 22, 2017 - 6:28 pm in Science

The latest mission patch for research payloads intended for the International Space Station U.S. National Laboratory has a Star Wars theme. (CASIS / Lucasfilm Graphic)Factual and fictional worlds collide in the latest mission patch associated with the International…

African Dogs Vote by Sneezing, Are Painfully Cute

October 12, 2017 - 6:22 pm in Science

Every day, it seems, scientists learn new things about just how intelligent animals are. But, even though we now know that crows can hold grudges and…

Quantum Computer Cross a New Threshold

October 8, 2017 - 6:20 pm in Science

There’s been a lot of bluster surrounding quantum computers. Some say that they’re the next major step in computing, while others are more reserved…

Drone video shows 28,000-pound scaffold being lifted 400 feet for Space Needle renovation

September 20, 2017 - 6:11 pm in Life, Science

A huge scaffold is raised to the upper platform of the Space Needle on Sept. 15. (Space Needle Photo)This might be what it felt like to witness the construction of the Space Needle back in 1962 — kind of futuristic and awe-inspiring. But because it’s 2017,…

Meet Crash Override, the Hacker Superweapon

June 28, 2017 - 12:15 pm in Science

Hackers now have digital weapons that can take out power grids. Take, for example, the collapse of Ukrainian capital Kiev’s infrastructure last year. That was an attack using aggressive and adaptable malware. But […] The post Meet Crash Override, the Hacker…

Cassini Probe Puts a Ring On Earth Before it Dies

May 10, 2017 - 11:58 am in Science

If you’re a space nerd, you’re probably familiar with the Cassini probe. It, alongside the Huygens lander, were part of a joint ESA and NASA mission to study Saturn and its moons. The […] The post Cassini Probe Puts a Ring On Earth Before it Dies appeared…

Scientists Are Making Robo-Bees

April 8, 2017 - 1:43 am in Science

Bees are dying. We’ve been hearing about it for literally years. And while there’s been some progress in terms of conversation, an intrepid group of scientists aren’t holding their breath for a solution. […] The post Scientists Are Making Robo-Bees…

Hopefully Your Dog Doesn’t Think You’re Kind of a Jerk

April 1, 2017 - 1:35 am in Science

You might be used to doing things in front of your dog that you just don’t feel good about doing in front of others, like sitting in your underwear watching an entire season […] The post Hopefully Your Dog Doesn’t Think You’re Kind of a Jerk appeared…

Advanced Life Is Older Than We Thought, And That’s Terrifying

March 30, 2017 - 1:33 am in Science

Your thoughts, may at times wonder to considering how long life has been around. On earth, there’s compelling evidence to say that very basic life started 3.8 billion years ago. When I say […] The post Advanced Life Is Older Than We Thought, And That’s…

NASA’s Discovery of Seven New Earth-like Planets is Exciting and Terrifying

March 29, 2017 - 1:32 am in Science

NASA has announced the discovery of seven Earth-sized exoplanets orbiting a single star — three of which lie in the system’s habitable zone. That makes TRAPPIST-1, at a meager 39 light years away, […] The post NASA’s Discovery of Seven New Earth-like…