The Mystery Deepens in the Case of Fluctuating Star KIC 8462852

June 26, 2016
Last October, researchers with the Kepler Planet Hunters program announced the discovery of unusual patterns in the light output of a star indexed as KIC 8462852, patterns that could only be explained by massive objects in orbit around the star,... continued

First Mammalian Climate-Change Casualty: The Bramble Cay Melomys Wiped Out by Sea-Level Rise

June 25, 2016
Australian researchers have announced the first mammalian species to have been driven extinct by man-made climate change, with the loss of a rodent known as the Bramble Cay melomys, also known as the mosaic-tailed rat. First documented in 1845, this... continued

Climate Change is a Present-Day Reality: May 2016 Breaks Even More Temperature Records

June 24, 2016
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has released their temperature data for the month of May 2016, showing yet more broken temperature records around the globe, fueled in part by a record-breaking El Niño, estimated to have contributed to roughly... continued

2,200-Year-Old Antikythera Computer’s Purpose has been Deciphered

June 22, 2016
Recovered from a 1st-century Roman shipwreck in 1901, the Antikythera Mechanism is the world's oldest known analog computer, at an estimated 2,200 years old. While the device's mechanism has long since been known to have involved astronomical calculations, its full... continued

New Conversion Method turns Carbon Dioxide into Stone

June 22, 2016
A great deal of the carbon dioxide that our industry produces can be extracted at the source before it gets into the atmosphere, where it would otherwise act as a greenhouse gas, trapping solar radiation before it can radiate back... continued

Largest Coal Producer in the U.S. Funded Climate Change Denial Groups

June 21, 2016
A new report from the U.K's Guardian newspaper has unveiled that Peabody Energy, the U.S.'s largest coal producer, was actively funding over two dozen groups that advocated a policy of climate change denial, including various trade associations, corporate lobby groups,... continued

Science Discovers the Secret of Superstorms

June 17, 2016
A new study has been released by renowned climatologist and climate activist Dr. James Hansen, that warns of dire consequences if humanity fails to curb it's addiction to fossil fuel use. These consequences include sea level increases and an ice... continued

Experimental Stem Cell Therapy Allows Wheelchair-Bound Patient to Walk Again

June 16, 2016
Of all the illnesses that one might have to face throughout life, one of the most frightening is that of experiencing a stroke, where a circulatory problem in the brain delivers either too much or too little blood flow to... continued

Second Layer of Information Found in DNA

June 16, 2016
While the sheer amount of information that can be stored in genetic code is well known -- a single gram of DNA is estimated to be able to hold 700 terabytes of information -- it turns out that there is... continued

Theoretical Physicist Michio Kaku Believes that “God is a Mathematician”

June 15, 2016
When she awoke from her coma after suffering a brain aneurysm, Anne Strieber received a series of powerful messages, one of them being “God is a mathematical formula,” and explains the concept as "a kind of living probability theory" in... continued