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Past articles by Cassidy:

New killer pesticide named in honor of Keanu Reeves’ deadly roles

Scientists have discovered a new antimicrobial compound, named for Keanu Reeves: keanumycins. → Read More

Decoding the mutant dogs of Chernobyl’s exclusion zone

Scientists have completed the first genetic analysis of dogs living in and around the Chernobyl nuclear site. → Read More

'Organoid intelligence' could lead to computers powered by the human brain

Scientists are working to develop computers powered by human brain organoids, aka organoid intelligence. → Read More

The Roman Space Telescope will survey the universe faster than ever before

In SYFY’s new science fiction adventure, The Ark, a crew of human explorers boards an interstellar ship on a one-way trip to another star. It’s a gamble, to be sure, and one which goes about as well as you might expect, but it’s necessary if humanity wants to continue existing. That’s because things on Earth, in The Ark’s fictional alternate reality, aren’t going very well. → Read More

What time is it on the Moon? It’s about time we figure it out

The classic sci-fi series Space: 1999 (now streaming on Peacock!) follows the adventures of a few hundred researchers and explorers living at Moonbase Alpha, humanity’s first lunar colony. Things are going swimmingly until nuclear waste on the Moon’s far side is exposed to a mysterious form of radiation, resulting in a violent explosion. → Read More

NASA snapped close-ups of a passing asteroid the size of the Empire State Building

In the 2014 disaster movie Asteroid vs. Earth (now streaming on Peacock!), astronomers discover a wave of impactors on a collision course with our planet. With an extinction-level threat breathing down our necks, very little time, and even fewer options, the heroes of Earth must act quickly or witness the destruction of our species. → Read More

New lunar farming technique puts us one step closer to growing food in space

The ESA and Solsys Mining partnered to develop a hydroponic moon-based farming system using lunar soil as a fertilizer. → Read More

New study suggests the Earth’s inner core might have its own innermost core

Scientists have detected an innermost core inside of Earth's inner core. → Read More

Making an Edgar suit, the science behind 'Men in Black's insectoid aliens

In the 1997 extraterrestrial adventure Men in Black (now streaming on Peacock!), the newly initiated Agent J (Will Smith) and his partner Agent K (Tommy Lee Jones) are tasked with protecting the Earth and the wider galaxy from the nefarious machinations of an insectoid alien. → Read More

A new battery technology could be the key to robots that can survive on hellish Venus

The Chronicles of Riddick (now streaming on Peacock!) follow the continuing adventures of Richard B. Riddick (Vin Diesel) in the aftermath of Pitch Black (also streaming now). → Read More

JWST reveals previously invisible cosmic spiderwebs of gas and dust inside galaxies

After being swept into the secret world of the Men in Black, James Darrell Edwards III (Will Smith) — now known only as Agent J — is investigating the homicide death of an alien living in disguise among humanity. Along with a civilian coroner, Agent J receives the last words of a dying Arquillian: “To prevent war, the galaxy is on Orion’s belt.” → Read More

'Cocaine Bear' takes place in Georgia, but where was it filmed?

Take director Elizabeth Banks, add in performances from Keri Russel (Felicity, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes), Alden Ehrenreich (Solo: A Star Wars Story), and the late Ray Liotta (Goodfellas, Muppets From Space), add one bear and a few kilos of smuggled cocaine, and you’ve got a recipe for blockbuster success! → Read More

Scientists sent an underwater robot to figure out what’s killing the Doomsday Glacier

Researchers used the Icefin underwater robot to investigate the rapidly diminishing Thwaites ice shelf, aka the Doomsday Glacier. → Read More

Are recent UFO sightings evidence of secret alien visitation? (Probably not)

In the 1997 science fiction classic Men in Black (streaming now on Peacock!), James Darrel Edwards III (Will Smith), an officer in the NYPD — which, of course, stands for “I will knock your punk a** down — is in pursuit of a fleeing suspect. → Read More

A new tool in the hunt for the elusive, and possibly fictional, “Planet Nine”

The 2019 science fiction thriller Dark Encounter (now streaming on Peacock!) starts in the winter of 1982 when Ray and Olivia return to their home and find that their 8-year-old daughter Maisie is missing. After a year with no sign of her, they presume Maisie dead and hold a funeral, but that’s when some truly strange things start happening. Spoiler warning! → Read More

Lion’s mane mushrooms may boost nerve growth and enhance memory

Luc Besson is perhaps best known for high-flying space adventures with bizarre aliens and charismatic leads like The Fifth Element and Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets, but in 2014 he gave us something a little different. → Read More

Are arctic squirrels the secret to astronaut stasis pods?

In Dean Devlin’s new SYFY thriller, The Ark (now streaming on Peacock!), a crew of explorers is sent on an ark ship headed for a planet around Alpha Centauri b, 4.2 light years away. It’s the kind of mission humanity dreams of — preferably under different circumstances — but at the moment, those sorts of long-duration deep space missions are out of reach. → Read More

Reconstructing the brain of the largest carnivorous dinosaur to ever live

The scientific masterminds who worked at Jurassic Park and its follow up attempt, Jurassic World set out to physically restore dinosaurs to the world. Their creatures, forcibly reconstructed from an ancient genetic soup, would present an incredible opportunity for scientific discovery. → Read More

Some of the first penguins were 340 pound behemoths

The 2014 animated feature film Penguins of Madagascar takes place in the immediate aftermath of Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted. It follows the titular penguins Skipper, Kowalski, Rico, and Private as they work in secret to save the world from Dave, a maliciously motivated Giant Pacific octopus. → Read More

The best sci-fi movies you can stream on SYFY, from 'Independence Day' to 'Cowboys & Aliens'

Check out some of our favorite possible futures, streaming now on SYFY. → Read More