Space.com Why Gravitational Waves Are So Exhilarating 2017-10-17T10:20:00.000000000-04:00 The gravitational-wave research community seems to be having a remarkable string of good luck. Here's what the smashing finding means. In Videos: Gravitational Wave Detection from Neutron-Star Crash 2017-10-17T09:22:00.000000000-04:00 For the first time, gravitational waves generated by the merger of two neutron stars have been detected. And that merger was also confirmed optically! Space Spinner! Astronaut Shows What Fidget Spinners Do in Orbit 2017-10-17T07:17:00.000000000-04:00 How awesome is a fidget spinner in space, where your body can do all the spinning you want? Astronauts on the International Space Station showed off their tricks in microgravity while playing with the popular toy, one of the trend-making objects of 2017. First Glimpse of Colliding Neutron Stars Yields Stunning Pics 2017-10-17T07:00:00.000000000-04:00 Breathtaking images from the explosive merger of two neutron stars were captured by multiple observatories on Earth and in space. How Gravitational Waves and 'Multi-Messenger' Research Will Change Astronomy 2017-10-17T07:00:00.000000000-04:00 The era of multi-messenger astronomy has officially begun. But what does that phrase mean, and how will it change the study of the cosmos? When Neutron Stars Collide! What the Hubble Telescope and Others Saw (Videos) 2017-10-16T11:49:00.000000000-04:00 Several observatories captured imagery of the source of the gravitational waves detected on Aug. 17, 2017. Gravitational Waves Detected from Neutron-Star Crashes: The Discovery Explained 2017-10-16T11:21:00.000000000-04:00 The historic discovery of gravitational waves from neutron star collisions is heralding a new age of gravitational astronomy. Read on to see what exactly was discovered and how it was made. First Detection of Gravitational Waves from Neutron-Star Crash Marks New Era of Astronomy 2017-10-16T10:00:00.000000000-04:00 For the first time ever, scientists have spotted both gravitational waves and light coming from the same cosmic event — in this case, the merger of two superdense stellar corpses known as neutron stars. Machine Dreams: 22 Human-Like Androids from Sci-Fi 2017-10-16T09:56:00.000000000-04:00 Androids are a mainstay of science fiction, compelling audiences to question how we define what makes us human. Humanity's Sci-Fi Future: Are We Really Ready for Intelligent Robots? 2017-10-16T09:41:00.000000000-04:00 As technology becomes increasingly sophisticated, specialized and perhaps even autonomous, what does that mean for the humans who design and depend on it?