‘Stick a fork in it, it’s done’: 2015-2016 El Niño is Over

June 11, 2016
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has announced that 2015-2016's 15-month, record-breaking El Niño is over, with a 75 percent possibility for La Niña conditions to form in the Pacific Ocean by the end of autumn. "There's nothing left," explains... continued

Should Artificial Intelligence be Granted Human Rights?

June 10, 2016
There have been numerous warnings made by members of our scientific community, mirroring decades of science fiction lore, regarding potential threats that the emergence of artificial intelligence might bring. But in the ancient game of protecting "us", we tend to... continued

Black Holes may be 2D Holograms in a 3D Universe — Or Portals to Another Universe

June 9, 2016
One of the major problems faced by science today is that our current model of physics is woefully incomplete, most infamously so in regards to the inability of physicists to make the theory of relativity and quantum theory work together.... continued

Extraterrestrial Metal used in the Blade of King Tut’s Dagger

June 8, 2016
The discovery of King Tutankhamun's undisturbed tomb in 1922 revealed a literal treasure trove of archaeological items that offered Egyptologists a rare view into the death of a pharaoh; this came in contrast to the bare tombs of many other... continued

33 U.S. Cities use the Same Water Test Corner-Cutting as Flint, MI

June 7, 2016
A recent investigation conducted by the Guardian newspaper in the U.K. has found that 33 U.S. cities across 17 states have engaged in water testing practices that have the potential to conceal high levels of lead in drinking water, using... continued

New Study Finds Insects May Have Basic Consciousness

June 3, 2016
To bee, or not to bee: do bees ask this question? Perhaps our apian friends don't approach existentialism quite to that extent, but a new study suggests that insects might have a form of basic consciousness, allowing them to have... continued

Obama to Disclose UFO Info, According to UFO Lobby Group

June 2, 2016
Steve Bassett, executive director of the Paradigm Research Group, says that he thinks that President Barack Obama will disclose what the United States government knows about the UFO phenomenon by the end of 2016. Bassett, speaking in an interview with... continued

New Device Converts Thoughts into Speech

June 1, 2016
A new device developed by a research team at UC Berkeley is able to produce mechanical speech using only the thought of the word being produced from the subject. The researchers hope that this device will enable patients suffering from... continued

Freedom Doesn’t Come Cheap: Thank You For Giving It to Us

May 31, 2016
The United States of America over its history has been involved in 80 wars and military operations in which soldiers lost their lives. They range from obscure battles in faraway places to titanic conflicts like the Revolutionary and Civil Wars... continued

Primitive Underground Megalith Found to be 176,500 Years Old

May 28, 2016
Bruniquel Cave, in southern France, is home to a primitive stone circle, found deep in the darkest recesses of its subterranean chambers, and is considered to predate habitation in the region by modern humans. Much like Chauvet Cave, with it's... continued