science
The Hunt For the Next Exoplanet Could Be in the Hands of EVE Online Players

It’s a big week for exoplanets. Not only did NASA confirm that it has spotted seven exoplanets that have Earth-like qualities orbiting TRAPPIST-1, but the makers of the popular massively multiplayer game EVE Online have announced a crowdsourcing effort to get players to identify exoplanets while they explore virtual space. Read More >>

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What Fitbit Paid for Pebble Is Undeniably Sad

One of the biggest reasons Pebble was a damn fine smartwatch was its entirely reasonable price. Back in December, the Kickstarter success story sold off its assets to Fitbit and was promptly shut down. Today, we learned how much it was sold for and it seems those low, low prices continued into its demise. Read More >>

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The International Mission to Get Bao Bao the Panda Laid

Bao Bao the giant panda is on her way to China today and National Zoo Director Dennis Kelly only has one thing on his mind: smokin’ hot panda sex. Read More >>

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Disney Develops a Method for Wirelessly Powering an Entire Room

Free-roaming wireless power has been a dream of engineers since the days of Tesla and Edison waging their war of innovation, but a number of technical hurdles have prevented it from becoming a reality. The folks at Disney Research have revealed that they’ve successfully built a method to provide full coverage of an average room and power all the devices one might need. Read More >>

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Internet Company Snap Is Now Selling Its Spectacles on the Internet

With the release Spectacles, its first piece of hardware, Snapchat also announced that it was renaming its corporation Snap Inc.—a move that would position them as a broader tech enterprise. After months of restricting supply to IRL pop-ups, Snap will now sell the video-recording sunglasses online. Read More >>

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NASA Scientists Have a Plan to Make Pluto a Planet Again

“It’s bullshit,” Alan Stern, principle investigator of NASA’s New Horizons mission to Pluto, has said about the demotion of Pluto from the ranks of official planet status. Now Stern is heading up a team of NASA scientists who have proposed a new definition of planets that would do more than just reinstate the icy dwarf planet with the big heart to its former glory. Read More >>

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Modding a Porsche 911 to Play Doom Is Absurdly Dangerous

By now, it seems safe to say that Doom can be played on any device a person wants. It’s been adapted for printers, ATM machines, calculators, the Apple Touch Bar and many others. But none of those devices have 370 horsepower to send you careening down a road, honking like a maniac while you blow demons back to hell. Read More >>

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Pity the Chicken That Laid This Egg Inside an Egg

This isn’t a miraculous occurrence or a trick. But it is very rare. Read More >>

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First Self-Driving Car Race On a Pro Track Ends With a Crash

Those in attendance at the Formula E Buenos Aires ePrix witnessed history yesterday. Roborace debuted what’s being billed as the first competitive race between self-driving cars on a professional Formula E track. How’d it go? Great! Or, it was at least great for the winning car. Read More >>

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Today’s Historic SpaceX Rocket Launch Scrubbed Due To Technical Issues

Today, SpaceX was to launch its Falcon 9 rocket from NASA's Launch Complex 39A for the first time. The mission was originally scheduled to happen last year from a different NASA platform but was rescheduled after a Falcon 9 exploded on the launch pad. Unfortunately, SpaceX was forced to push the launch to tomorrow. Read More >>

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Accidental Inbound Missile Warning Scares the Hell Out of American Air Force Soldiers

The message read “MISSILE INBOUND. SEEK SHELTER IMMEDIATELY!” as it took over the screens of soldiers working at the 52nd Fighter Wing at Spangdahlem Air Base in Germany, earlier this week. Read More >>

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Life Comes at This Fighting Crab and Octopus Fast

It was the underwater match of the year. A swimmer crab and a red octopus squared off in mortal combat while divers circled round for a first-hand look at the Coliseum spectacle nature had arranged for them. A tense battle played out as the two foes circled each other and kicked up a disorienting dust-cloud in their wake. But this sparring match would not end the way either of the opponents had intended. Read More >>

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Learn to Love Loading Icons With This Beautiful Stop-Motion Short

It can mean that you’re experiencing a brief inconvenience or it can be a sign that you’re in for a major problem—either way, no one wants to see the loading icon. Unless, of course, that loader is made in a beautiful stop motion celebration of waiting for your dang computer to do its job. Read More >>

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The Winners of NASA’s Space Poo Competition Are Full of Ideas 

For years, space poo has been handled by NASA the old-fashioned way—nappies. But as the agency gears up to send humans into deep space, it needs a new method that can handle an emergency situation in which an astronaut may have to go longer periods in a poo-filled suit. Today, the ingenious winners were announced. Read More >>

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Watch 104 Satellites Fire Out of a Rocket In Record-Setting Space Mission

Today, India blew away all previous records for launching multiple satellites at one time. Watching each of these little guys with their own individual purposes flood the sky and kick the country’s space programme into overdrive is just as cool as it sounds. Read More >>