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Brown dwarf's fiery aurora is out of this world...and solar system

Astronomers have spied an aurora beyond our solar system for the first time, lighting up the pole of a failed star that's cool in multiple ways.

By July 29, 2015


Using intentions to control a robotic prosthetic

A neural implant on the area of the brain that controls the patient's intention to move could be the key to better robotic prosthetics.

By May 21, 2015


Scientists discover 'fluffiest galaxies,' but you can't pet them

The most adorable galaxies in the universe may be a series of far-away space blobs with a lot of room, but very few stars.

By May 15, 2015


The telescope looking for the beginning of time

The Giant Magellan Telescope will be the world's biggest telescope -- and it will look deeper into the past than we've ever seen before.

By May 11, 2015


This galaxy is the farthest into space we have ever seen

The distance to a super-bright galaxy has been exactly calculated, setting a 13-billion light-year record as the most distant galaxy ever seen (that we know of).

By May 6, 2015


Weird asteroid spun so fast it literally exploded itself

For the first time, astronomers have captured images of a rare type of asteroid that rotates so quickly it literally cracks itself up.

By March 20, 2015


Mars once had an ocean bigger than the Arctic

NASA scientists have analysed the water signatures in Mars' atmosphere to determine that the planet once had a primitive ocean bigger than the Arctic Ocean on Earth.

By March 5, 2015


We are legion: Pairs of humans communicate brain-to-brain

In a continuation of earlier research, University of Washington scientists have demonstrated human brain-to-brain communication with multiple pairs of people.

By November 6, 2014


Peek-a-boo! Astronomers spot 'T-Rex' of galaxies

By using the world's preeminent telescopes, astronomers peer behind a curtain of dust to find a giant star-making factory known as "Sparky."

By September 2, 2014


Cosmic effort provides best view yet of distant colliding galaxies

Behold the best look yet at a massive intergalactic train wreck in progress. It's also a glimpse at what the universe looked like when it was only half its current age.

By August 26, 2014