March 04, 2015

6:15 PM | 8 Surprising Things We Might Find On Ceres
When NASA’s Dawn mission gets to Ceres on March 6, it’ll be our first up-close look at a dwarf planet. The spacecraft will spend the next year or so orbiting this big rock,…

March 02, 2015

8:00 PM | Scientists Have Composed Music Especially For Cats
When I was learning to play the cello in high school, my cat Stella used to hide under my bed and yowl pitifully. I like to tell myself we just had different tastes. And…

February 27, 2015

1:15 PM | No, Human Head Transplants Will Not Be Possible By 2017
If you believe Italian neurosurgeon Sergio Canavero, the first human head transplants are just around the corner. Canavero, from the Turin Advanced Neuromodulation Group in…

February 26, 2015

6:18 PM | Second Bright Spot Is Further Evidence That Ceres Is A Death Star
You can’t trick us, Ceres. Out there in the asteroid belt, in the dark space between Mars and Jupiter, you’ve been keeping secrets. Scientists thought your shiny white spot…

February 20, 2015

11:15 PM | Solar Power Towers Are 'Vaporizing' Birds
The Crescent Dunes Solar Energy Project in Nevada is set to come online in March. Once completed, it will use thousands of mirrors to focus sunlight on a tower, melting…

February 19, 2015

6:30 PM | Remotely Rocking Cradle Is The Next Step Towards 'Brave New World'
Starting this fall, exhausted parents can soothe their crying babies without getting out of bed. The Smart Connect Cradle 'n Swing from Fisher-Price can rock your baby from…

February 16, 2015

8:00 PM | Long Tails May Save Luna Moths From Hungry Bats [Video]
For butterflies, distinguished wing markings can be great for confusing predatory birds, either by scaring them or by luring them away from vital body parts. Now, it turns…
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