Mike Wehner
Mike Wehner
Mike Wehner has reported on technology and video games for the past decade, covering breaking news and trends in VR, wearables, smartphones, and future tech. Most recently, Mike served as Tech Editor at The Daily Dot, and has been featured in USA Today, Time.com, and countless other web and print outlets. His love of reporting is second only to his gaming addiction.Source
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Astronomers just found an exoplanet shockingly similar to Earth

Astronomers just found an exoplanet shockingly similar to Earth

Click to Skip AdClosing in...Earth, as far as any of us know, is the only planet that has all the right ingredients for life. When astronomers gaze out past our solar system in search of it’s impossible to know exactly what is happening on its surface. Still, by measuring everything that can be measured from afar, we can get a pretty good idea of just how habitable or hostile any given planet might be.have stumbled upon a planet that checks a lot of the boxes we’d consider crucial in the search for extraterrestrial life. It’s called Kepler-1649c and in terms of size, it could basically be...

April 18, 2020
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Amateur astronomers may have spotted the second interstellar object ever found

Amateur astronomers may have spotted the second interstellar object ever found

Click to Skip AdClosing in...The astronomy community was buzzing in late 2017 after an object believed to have originated from outside our solar system was spotted and back out into interstellar space. Observations of the object sparked a debate among scientists who couldn’t decide whether it was a comet, an asteroid, or something else, but one thing was certain: Oumuamua, as the object was named, was not from our neck of the cosmic woods.Now, in that began in amateur astronomy circles, another potential interstellar visitor has been identified, and scientists are getting a very good look...

September 12, 2019
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Photographer captures octopus with transparent head

Photographer captures octopus with transparent head

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December 11, 2020
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You’ll have once-in-a-lifetime chance to see the ‘Christmas Star’ this month

You’ll have once-in-a-lifetime chance to see the ‘Christmas Star’ this month

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December 15, 2020
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Kids that accidentally grew thick body hair can’t find a cure

Kids that accidentally grew thick body hair can’t find a cure

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December 6, 2020
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Hundreds stricken with ‘mystery illness’ show frightening symptoms

Hundreds stricken with ‘mystery illness’ show frightening symptoms

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December 8, 2020
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Researchers find ancient ‘Hell Ant’ frozen in time, locked in battle

Researchers find ancient ‘Hell Ant’ frozen in time, locked in battle

Click to Skip AdClosing in...There are a seemingly countless number of different ant species on Earth today. They range from mundane and unthreatening to incredibly aggressive and even potentially deadly. Nearly 100 million years ago, ants roamed the Earth just like they do today, and researchers just found a specimen of one species that reveals how appropriate its nickname “Hell Ant” really is.In , called amber, a hell ant is seen locked in a battle with another ancient insect. Already known to science, the hell ant’s head is particularly unusual. Rather than a pair of jaws situated...

August 6, 2020
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This massive cosmic butterfly is pure galactic eye candy

This massive cosmic butterfly is pure galactic eye candy

Click to Skip AdClosing in...Celestial objects come in all shapes and sizes, and most are a real treat to look at. Still, , and the massive blob of gas known to astronomers at NGC 2899 is in a class of its very own. The massive bubble is in the shape of a butterfly with its wings spread, and scientists as the European Southern Observatory just snapped the most detailed image of it to date.The European Southern Observatory (ESO for short) . A pair of stars sits near its center, and as one of them died it blasted surrounding gasses into space. The other star acted upon the gas as it was...

August 1, 2020
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Incredible new species of walking sharks discovered in Australia

Incredible new species of walking sharks discovered in Australia

Click to Skip AdClosing in...Walking sharks sounds like something you’d see in a preview for Sharknado 8: Nowhere Is Safe, but it’s apparently a totally real thing, and researchers have discovered a handful of species in recent years that have seemingly evolved the ability.Scientists have known about sharks that have the ability to “walk” with their fins on dry land for a while, but in researching the known species they discovered four species that have apparently developed the ability much more recently. The research was published in the journal and it suggests that sharks may gain some...

July 9, 2020
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Should we create our own alien life in outer space?

Should we create our own alien life in outer space?

Click to Skip AdClosing in...If you’ve never seen the movie Prometheus — the prequel-to-the-prequel of the original Alien film — let me tell you how it begins, and why it might be the perfect analog for mankind’s current conundrum. We’re shown a rocky, watery planet devoid of animal life. Clouds tower overhead and vast lakes and oceans are filled by turbulent rivers, and the world appears to be ripe for habitation, at least by human standards.Then we see him. A humanoid being we’re led to believe arrived via a large spacecraft stands beside a raging river. He disrobes, revealing a body that...

July 16, 2020
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