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How deaf researchers are reinventing science communication

Science is a language unto itself, and scientists rely on precise, standard terminology for common ground in their work. But for deaf researchers and students, ...

We survived a (simulated) space catastrophe

When astronauts go into space they need to be in peak physical fitness, but that doesn't mean they can't get sick. And when they do, there is no clinic or hospital ...

NASA’s InSight Mars landing: what it really took

After a six-month long journey, NASA's InSight spacecraft successfully landed on Mars. The probe will now begin to collect data on Mars' crust, mantle, and core, ...

The new supercomputer behind the US nuclear arsenal

Sierra” was just crowned the second-most powerful supercomputer on the planet. And while most of its peers use their power for climate simulations, ...

Supersonic air travel is finally coming back

Supersonic air travel is back. 15 years after the Concorde was grounded, everyone from aerospace companies to NASA to small startups is working to bring ...

What the world looks like to an algorithm

Artificial intelligence is governing more and more of our lives, but the way it sees and understands the world is completely different from you or me. For this video ...

We decoded NASA’s messages to aliens by hand

In 1977, twin golden records were sent into space on the Voyager 1 and 2 spacecraft. Still sailing through space at nearly 60000 km per hour, the records ...

Should your phone push you to take your pills?

There's a surprising problem in American health care that doesn't get discussed much: up to 50% of patients don't take long-term medication properly. “Medicine ...

How four rogue satellites could change the spaceflight industry

Earlier this year, a company launched four tiny satellites into orbit without permission. These “rogue satellites” caused an uproar in the space community, and in ...

Old nuclear bomb tests are still haunting us today

In 1946, the American military detonated a nuke underwater in the Pacific Ocean to see what would happen to abandoned warships nearby. In this video, we ...

Sea level rise is so much more than melting ice

While researching climate change, we heard something confusing: the sea level in New York City is rising about one and a half times faster than the global ...

Are diamonds still precious if we can make them in a lab?

Diamonds have always been extremely rare and valuable...but that might change soon. Over the past five years, the synthetic diamond industry has exploded, ...

Building a lunar base out of Moon dust

Welcome to NASA's Kennedy Space Center. Here, engineers are dreaming up new technologies that will help build settlements on the Moon or Mars via NASA's ...

We met the world’s first domesticated foxes

This week, we meet the very cute and very bizarre result of an almost 60-year-long experiment: they're foxes that have been specially bred for their dog-like ...

A microscopic look at why the world is running out of sand

Humans are using more sand than the Earth is naturally producing, and that's a problem for the global construction industry. But it turns out that the usefulness of ...

88,000 tons of radioactive waste – and nowhere to put it

The United States produces 2200 tons of nuclear waste each year…and no one knows what to do with it. The federal government has long promised, but never ...

What zero gravity really feels like in the “vomit comet”

We cover a lot of space stories at The Verge, but this is the closest we've gotten to actually going there. Join Loren Grush as she takes a ride on the infamous ...

Why Tesla is building city-sized batteries

We talked to the co-founder of Tesla, JB Straubel, about why giant batteries are crucial to the future of power grids everywhere. Batteries are becoming more ...

This monster plant is trying to take over. What if we let it?

Silicon Valley is home to tech giants, venture capital…and a years-long battle between an invasive species, a tiny bird, and a bunch of scientists trying to decide ...

Why we need all-new space suits to survive Mars

Not all space suits are created equal! Verge space reporter Loren Grush tries on a prototype suit that's custom-made for survival on the Moon, and a totally ...

How NYC plans to survive the next superstorm

Sandy hit New York City almost six years ago and the city is still recovering. As storms grow even more frequent and severe, cities around the world are ...