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July 21, 2017

The six words that will make you sound smarter than all your friends when watching the eclipse

What is an umbra? How does the Saros cycle work? The total solar eclipse, explained.

Do you have little freckles in your eyes? This might be why.

Remember to protect your eyes.

The US desperately needs computer science majors, so keep coding

There are more than 500,000 computing jobs open in the US right now.

The 2017 solar eclipse will help scientists figure out just how much energy we get from the sun

Reflections are tricky things — as we'll learn when August's total solar eclipse hits.
June 8, 2017

This roboglove gives you super-strength

June 28, 2017

Inside the dangerous operation to smuggle free information into North Korea

They use balloons, drones and networks of smugglers — who risk torture to bring flash drives into the DPRK.

May 31, 2017

Doctors are draping tilapia skin on burn victims

May 31, 2017

Now you can teleport lemonade

No, Mars didn’t grow 12 more moons — here’s what’s happening in this stunning picture

Mars and the mysteriously multiplying moon.

Scooby-Doo’s real name isn’t Scoobert Doobert

It's time to call Scooby by his real name.

Zion Harvey, youngest recipient of double hand transplant, can now swing a baseball bat

After about 50 years and more than 100 patients undergoing surgery, doctors have found success with a double hand transplant.

Scientists are developing the hologram of the future — and the tech behind it is fascinating

Pretty soon, holograms will look the same from every angle and have more vibrant, realistic colors.

Elon Musk just announced "approval" for a hyperloop that would zip you from NY to DC in 29 minutes

Reality is going to make Musk’s plans more complicated than he might think.

The mind-blowing mechanics behind the Sun's corona — and what role it plays in a total solar eclipse

The corona is one of the sun's hottest regions — and it'll be on full display come Aug. 21.
July 20, 2017

NASA just released hundreds of incredible space videos — here are our 5 favorites

Watch space history unfold before your eyes.

A Russian man was sentenced to 3 years in prison for creating a meme that incited 2 teen suicides

Some say the Blue Whale Challenge is a deadly game responsible for hundreds of teen suicides. Other say it's fake news. Either way, its creator is going to jail.

You'll definitely notice the solar eclipse August 21, no matter where in the U.S. you are

Sure, seeing totality would be nice — but don't despair yet.

Humans have created 9 billion tons of plastic in less than 70 years

Life in plastic, it's (not) fantastic.

Scientists found a preserved, underwater forest from the Ice Age

This 60,000-year-old forest was hiding underwater in the Gulf of Mexico.