Category: Science News

Chinese Firm Claims It Scans Workers’ Brainwaves to Boost Earnings

China has been pushing the dystopian aspects of its society fairly aggressively of late. The country has rolled out a social “credit” monitoring system, in which...

Water-Based Battery Could Boost Solar and Wind Power

Between wind and solar power, we have access to an essentially unlimited supply of energy on Earth. We’ve made advances that make collecting renewables more efficient,...

How AI Is Bringing the Vatican Secret Archives Into the Light of Day

The Vatican Secret Archives are one of the most important troves of historical documents that exists in the world today. While the term “Secret Archives” is a bit of...

Stephen Hawking’s 5 Greatest Achievements

When Stephen Hawking died in March, we couldn’t stop reading and watching tributes. His public roles as researcher, speaker, writer, and advocate over the years have...

Gaia Spacecraft Creates Map of More Than 1 Billion Stars in Our Galaxy

The ESA’s Gaia spacecraft has already been studying the Milky Way galaxy for several years, and the first release of data included the precise location of more than 2...

NASA, ESA Aim to Bring a Piece of Mars Back to Earth

Space agencies have sent various missions to Mars and made fascinating discoveries in the process, but getting samples back to Earth would allow for much more detailed...

New MIT ‘Dormio’ Device Controls Your Dreams to Boost Creativity

Every time you go to sleep, you pass through a phase known as hypnagogia. This mental state straddles the line between “sleeping” and “awake.” Sometimes sleep...

Scientists Confirm Uranus Smells Terrible

Should astronauts ever make a trip to Uranus, they’ll want to hold their breath. Scientists have confirmed that Uranus smells really bad. That’s not a joke — well...

5 Reasons Space Exploration Is More Important Than Ever

Space may be the final frontier, but it’s an expensive one to explore. There are ample problems with which to contend here on Earth, and that leads some people to...

Carbon Fiber Artificial Muscles Can Lift 12,000 Times Their Weight

Today, most robots and machines that need to move around use motors to do it. In the future, they might use artificial muscles that work more like our own biological...