COVID-19 Update: Shanghai in Total Lockdown, Record Cases in the UK, and One Million Deaths in the US

April 6, 2022
A resurgence in COVID-19 cases in Asia and Europe, fueled by the BA.2 Omicron subvariant, have led to the total lockdown of China's city of Shanghai, and record numbers of cases in the United Kingdom. And despite a reduction in... continued

East Antarctica Ice Shelf Collapse Takes Scientists by Surprise

April 4, 2022
An ice shelf in East Antarctica the size of Rome collapsed on March 15, the culmination of decades of an increasing warming trend seen at both of the planet’s poles. The collapse, announced in a tweet posted by Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute... continued

Ukraine Endures Hypersonic Weapon Attacks and Radioactive Thieves at Chernobyl

April 2, 2022
Russian forces have used hypersonic missiles to destroy ground targets in their invasion of Ukraine—the first time such weapons have been used in combat—and a quantity of radioactive material has disappeared from a monitoring lab near the defunct Chernobyl Nuclear... continued

The Hiawatha Impact Crater may be Much Older than Originally Thought

March 30, 2022
A massive impact crater the size of the city of Paris that was discovered in 2018 under Greenland's Hiawatha Glacier has been found to be much older than originally anticipated—tens of millions of years older, in fact. Initially thought to only... continued

The Pentagon has Released a [REDACTED] Copy the Classified Version of their UAP Report

March 28, 2022
A copy of the classified version of the Pentagon's Preliminary Assessment: Unidentified Aerial Phenomena has been obtained by The Black Vault's John Greenwald, following months of pursuing a Mandatory Declassification Review. Although the report released to Greenwald is heavily redacted, the context... continued

Simultaneous Antarctic and Arctic Heat Waves Send Temperatures Nearly 60°F Above Normal

March 25, 2022
Regions in both the Antarctic and Arctic have simultaneously experienced freakish heat waves, sending temperatures soaring 60 and 50 degrees Fahrenheit above normal, respectively, an unprecedented event that occurred despite the fact that at any given time each pole is... continued

James Webb Space Telescope Beats Expectations with First Focused Image

March 21, 2022
Having completed alignment of its primary mirror array, the James Webb Space Telescope has captured sharp test images that exceeded the expectations of the spacecraft's designers. Although the initial test image taken was of an extremely faint star that is otherwise unremarkable,... continued

Despite Ominous Tweets, Russian Space Agency to Continue Partnership with NASA

March 19, 2022
There has been a great deal of concern over the fate of the International Space Station in the wake of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, and the resulting deterioration in relations between Russia and the West. But despite what were perceived as... continued

A New COVID Surge in China and Hong Kong Prompts Lockdowns and Mass Testing Programs

March 17, 2022

A Potential Precursor to Life Has Been Discovered in a Protoplanetary Disk

March 14, 2022
Astronomers have discovered the presence of what is the largest molecule yet detected in a protoplanetary cloud that surrounds a young star. While not expected to have been produced by biological means, this relatively complex organic compound could be a... continued