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3 days ago

Earth-Like Planets May Be Common Outside Our Solar System, Scientists Discover

After studying the remains of exoplanets that crashed into dead stars, scientists think that rocky planets similar to Earth and Mars are likely common outside of our solar system.

3 days ago

A Brainless Blob That 'Learns' and 'Sleeps' Is on Display at the Paris Zoo

The yellow slime mold known as "the Blob" can solve mazes and remember things, and now it's the first unicellular organism to be on display in a zoo.

4 days ago

Corporations Are Limiting Public Access to Presidential Primary Debates

Debates should be available on every PBS station from coast to coast, but corporations manage them for profit.

4 days ago

Yahoo Groups Is Winding Down and All Content Will Be Permanently Removed

Users won't be able to upload new content to the site after October 28 and have until December 14 to archive their content, Yahoo said in an announcement.

5 days ago

I Study UFOs and This Is the Best UFO Documentary Ever Made

'Witness of Another World' is a great UFO documentary because it's so grounded in the human experience.

10.10.19

A Code Glitch May Have Caused Errors In More Than 100 Published Studies

The discovery is a reminder that science is collaborative and ideally self-correcting, but that nothing can be taken for granted.

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10.8.19

'Collapse OS' Is an Open Source Operating System for the Post-Apocalypse

The operating system is designed to work with ubiquitous, easy-to-scavenge components in a future where consumer electronics are a thing of the past.

10.2.19

Scientists Edited Fruit Fly Genes to Give Them Butterflies' Toxic Abilities

Scientists, having a normal one, created mutant toxic fruit flies using CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing.

10.2.19

Did Canada Just Admit UFOs Are Real With a New Coin?

A UFO reportedly crashed near a small Canadian fishing village in the 1960s. Now, the Shag Harbour incident is being commemorated by the Royal Canadian Mint.

10.1.19

A Scientific Explainer of What Terrence Howard Was Talking About at the Emmys

The 'Empire' star had some choice words about waves, straight lines, and the "flower of life" at the awards show. As it turns out, there's some actual science here.

9.26.19

Hackers Stole Data on Nearly 5M DoorDash Users, Including Order History

The gig economy delivery service says the hackers stole email address, phone numbers, driver's licenses, and more.

9.25.19

A Glacier In the Alps Is Facing Imminent Collapse, Prompting Evacuation

“The news that part of Mont Blanc risks collapsing is a warning that should not leave us indifferent," Italy's Prime Minister said. "It must shake us all and force us to mobilize."

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