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From aliens to cryptids to unexplained phenomena, we uncover the weird and wonderful. Join us — if you dare.

Footage From These Atomic Blasts Was Almost Lost Forever

Footage From These Atomic Blasts Was Almost Lost Forever

"I think that if we capture the history of this and show what the force of these weapons are ... then maybe people will be reluctant to use them."

9 Weird International Space Station Facts

9 Weird International Space Station Facts

Learn the strange secrets of the ISS—a symbol of global unity and the power of science.

Europa Mission: 5 Facts About NASA's Quest for Alien Life

Europa Mission: 5 Facts About NASA's Quest for Alien Life

NASA is charting a course to uncover the secrets of Jupiter's fourth-largest moon, the mysterious Europa.

5 Things to Know About SpaceX’s Moon Mission

5 Things to Know About SpaceX’s Moon Mission

On Monday, Elon Musk announced that SpaceX will send two private citizens around the Moon. Here's what we know so far.

What Does NASA's Twins Study Mean for the Future of Humans in Space?

What Does NASA's Twins Study Mean for the Future of Humans in Space?

From digestion to the rate we age, life in space could have surprising side effects.

15 Awesome Exoplanets Humans Have Discovered So Far

15 Awesome Exoplanets Humans Have Discovered So Far

Some of these new-found worlds are so fantastic, it's hard to believe they actually exist.

Interview: Space Historian Glen Swanson Talks the Apollo Program

Interview: Space Historian Glen Swanson Talks the Apollo Program

"There’s a lot to be told from their perspective, and I don’t know if that ever will happen. There might be stories they’ll just be taking with them to their graves."

It's Time to Embrace the Hive Mind

It's Time to Embrace the Hive Mind

From The Borg in Star Trek to the bugs in Empire of the Ants, sci-fi is full of sinister hive minds. But is that scary reputation justified?

Will We Have Space Tourism in Our Lifetime?

Will We Have Space Tourism in Our Lifetime?

A modern-day space race between private companies is heating up to send humans into deep space.

There Really is Life on Mars (That We Sent There)

There Really is Life on Mars (That We Sent There)

You know what we don’t talk about enough? Martians. I don’t mean little green men — I’m talking about real live organisms that we know currently exist on the red planet.

Let’s Set the Record Straight About Endangered Bees and Colony Collapse Disorder

Let’s Set the Record Straight About Endangered Bees and Colony Collapse Disorder

Here's the good news: our honeybees aren't really in trouble. The bad news: we've got far bigger problems to worry about.

5 Technologies from Science Fiction That Could Be Awesome in Real Life

5 Technologies from Science Fiction That Could Be Awesome in Real Life

We wish these were part of our reality, and a little less fictional.

5 Bizarre Phenomena You Didn't Know Were Side Effects of Climate Change

5 Bizarre Phenomena You Didn't Know Were Side Effects of Climate Change

From shrinking sheep to hybrid bears, Global Warming has some strange — and scary — side effects.

“No Man’s Sky” is the Controversial Future of Virtual Tourism

“No Man’s Sky” is the Controversial Future of Virtual Tourism

Now that Hello Games has opened the door, it’s up to other developers to fully realize the possibilities.