Reports from the forefront of scientific advancements, as well as off-the-beaten-path quirky stories about the strange things researchers do in the name of knowledge and truth. Also, funny hashtags nerds create on Twitter.

New research suggests there could be life on Venus—and NASA agrees
Its cloudy atmosphere could be home to alien microbes.
Damning new report highlights financial, logistics woes for Mars One
New reports suggest serious problems inside the much-hyped mission to Mars.
Seek app helps you identify plants and animals with your phone
Point, shoot, and finally learn what type of tree that is.
Stephen Hawking’s last scientific paper is a test to find evidence of a multiverse
Stephen Hawking may have found a way to test the multiverse theory.
Stephen Hawking left us with a jarring warning about AI
The final comments Stephen Hawking wrote on Reddit went deep.
This prehistoric bird was ginormous—and everyone’s freaking out
'Does anyone have a good recipe for this?'
In order to save his species, this frog has joined
He's hoping to find his perfect match.
You can now vote for Lego’s next space set
The top 25 will advance to the next stage.
Miss the Super Blue Blood Moon? NASA livestreamed the whole thing
The lunar event hasn't occurred since 1866.
Neil deGrasse Tyson is having a bad month on Twitter
*extremely Neil deGrasse Tyson voice* Well, actually.