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Knapp's News 9/20/15

Sep 20, 2015

George Knapp presents links to items that have recently captured his attention, including news about an invisibility cloak, and how to tell if a viral story is a hoax...

Could Life Be Lurking Beneath Pluto's 'Earth-Like' Crust?

Sep 17, 2015

As stunning new photos of the dwarf planet are disseminated by NASA, a top physicist believes there could be life forms beneath the crust

Robot Boss Oversees Human Workers

Sep 11, 2015

A Japanese company has instituted a revolutionary new labor policy – employing an AI endowed robot manager that oversees human workers.

Why China Plans To Land On Far Side of Moon

Sep 11, 2015

China is planning a landing on the far side of the moon, because they purportedly want to grab the rare fuel-efficient Helium-3 deposits for themselves!

Prehistoric Viruses Freed From Melting Arctic May Cause Extinction Event

Sep 9, 2015

As the Arctic ice floes melt a new and deadly menace may be thawed to menace all mankind, and it's not flooded coastal cities!

Blood Moon Sparks 'End Times' Cataclysm Fears

Sep 9, 2015

Some Biblical scholars fear that the coming blood moon may portend disaster – a judgement from God or worse.

'Starshades' May Shed New Light on Exoplanets

Sep 5, 2015

NASA scientists have proposed a unique solution to the study of exoplanets amidst all of the light emitted from their parent stars

Bioterror Research Halted After Anthrax 'Escape'

Sep 4, 2015

After live anthrax pathogens were chillingly discovered outside a secret biodefense lab in Utah, concerned Pentagon officials have halted production work at nine similar labs nationwide. Red flags were raised after military brass examined the labs'...

Scientists Ready To Clone Frozen Woolly Mammoths

Sep 2, 2015

Eons ago giant woolly mammoths roamed the Siberian tundra before becoming extinct. Now scientists are hoping to clone the ice age monsters.

NASA Captures Breathtaking 'Cosmic Butterfly' Image

Aug 28, 2015

A breathtaking new image of a cosmic butterfly, a twin jet nebula, was captured by NASA's Hubble telescope. According to the space agency, the amazing color resonance and expanding gas is the last vestige of life from an older star.

It’s Happening: North Dakota Legalizes Weaponized Police Drones

Aug 27, 2015

North Dakota has become the first state to pass a law allowing state and local law enforcement to equip drones with "less than lethal" weapons including stun guns and tear gas.

Stephen Hawking Claims Black Holes Are Gateway To Another Universe

Aug 26, 2015

According to a new theory from astrophysicist Stephen Hawking, humans can escape from the irresistible pull of a black hole by traversing the event horizon into another universe entirely

Hitchhiking Earth Germs Could Devastate Alien Worlds

Aug 26, 2015

As H.G. Wells wrote in his classic novels "First Men In the Moon" and "War of the Worlds," earthly germs can be quite deadly to alien life forms.

Stunning Photos of Dwarf Planet Ceres Reveals Lonely Mountain

Aug 25, 2015

NASA's Dawn spacecraft has transmitted a close-up look at the dwarf planet Ceres’ tall conical mountain referred to as "Lonely Mountain." More here.

Knapp's News 8/23/15

Aug 23, 2015

George Knapp shares some recent items that caught his attention, including a tie-in for tonight's show about the Beatles-- live concert footage of the their 1965 Shea Stadium concert

Curiosity Rover Takes Selfie on Mars

Aug 22, 2015

NASA's Curiosity rover used its MAHLI camera mounted on a robotic arm to capture this 360-degree selfie of the vehicle sitting above the "Buckskin" rock target

What Is It?! Astronaut Captures Mysterious Red Light

Aug 19, 2015

Orbiting high above Earth in the International Space Station, astronaut Scott Kelly photographed a bizarre phenomenon while soaring over Central America

Super Solar Flare Could Send Earth Back to Dark Ages

Aug 17, 2015

A rare super-flare from the sun is coming one day -- and it may be so intense it could plunge the Earth into utter chaos

Mars Rover Captures 'Dark Lady'

Aug 13, 2015

A mysterious new image transmitted by NASA's Mars rover, Curiosity, has ET watchers in a tizzy! A recent screen capture shows what appears to be "a woman, partly cloaked" standing on the surface of Mars.

Free Audio Clips: August 2008

Aug 6, 2015

This week our two free audio clips are from 8 years ago, when Roger Tolces spoke about voice-to-skull technology, and Chad Lewis discussed the popularity of 'Legend Tripping'

Earth & Moon: Seen a Million Miles Away

Aug 6, 2015

A fascinating new view from NASA's Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR) shows the "dark side" of the moon as it moves in front of the Earth

Rocky Exoplanet Discovery

Aug 3, 2015

A new rocky exoplanet has been discovered that is the closest one to Earth at 21 light-years away. The alien planet is said to be 4.5 times more massive than our world. More here.

Mysterious Stripes Spotted on Saturn's Moon

Jul 31, 2015

New images from the Cassini space probe have spawned a fresh cosmic mystery as strange red stripes were detected on Saturn's moon Tethys.

Brandenburg: Mars Nuclear Explosions

Jul 27, 2015

According to the research of John Brandenburg, guest on Monday's show, there is evidence of massive nuclear explosions in Mars' distant past. More here.

Dark Side of Pluto

Jul 25, 2015

NASA's New Horizons probe captured a spectacular parting image of Pluto's far side as the probe flew past on July 15. More here.

Earth's 'Close Cousin' Discovered

Jul 23, 2015

NASA's Kepler telescope has discovered an exoplanet that is being called a "close cousin" to the Earth

New Horizon's Latest Images

Jul 21, 2015

The latest images sent back from the New Horizons craft include a newly discovered second mountain range in Pluto's "Heart" region, and two of the dwarf planet's odd tiny moons

Knapp's News 7/18/15

Jul 18, 2015

George Knapp shares some recent online items that caught his attention this week, including an article on space debris forcing ISS crew members to seek emergency shelter, and a piece on the transfer of HAARP to civilian control. More here.

Scientists Warn Sun to 'Go to Sleep' in 2030

Jul 10, 2015

According to a new research, solar activity will fall dramatically during the 2030s to levels last seen during the mini ice age between 1646 and 1715.

Pluto & Charon: Dynamic Duo

Jul 9, 2015

New images are being sent back from the New Horizons craft as it closes in on Pluto. In this photo, taken on July, 8, 2015, Pluto and its moon Charon make for a fascinating pair

Last Night

David Livingston of The Space Show discussed developments in space exploration. Followed by Leela Hutchison on her explorations into giant crystal caves.

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