Lab-Grown Cluster of Neurons Develops “Sentience”, Plays Video Games

October 18, 2022
Although this might come across as a joke about how little brainpower it takes to play some video games, a biological research company in Australia has taught a dish of lab-grown neurons to play a version of the classic 1970s... continued

Quantum Entanglement Has Been Observed in a Macroscopic Object

October 16, 2022
A major conundrum of quantum mechanics is the question of why effects such as quantum entanglement only appear to affect structures on an extremely small scale, such as subatomic particles, but fail to manifest themselves on the large scale phenomena... continued

Nuclear Ignition Has Been Confirmed in a Record-breaking Fusion Experiment

October 12, 2022
On August 8, 2021, deep within the National Ignition Facility (NIF) in Livermore, California, a capsule of heavy hydrogen isotopes underwent nuclear fusion after being ignited by 1.92 million joules of laser energy, the first time this has been achieved in fusion... continued

Enceladus May Be Home to All Six Elements Crucial for the Formation of Life

October 10, 2022
A new analysis of the data from the Cassini space probe that explored the Saturn system has revealed that the impressively-ringed planet's moon Enceladus may have a substantial amount of phosphorus mixed into its subsurface ocean, meaning that the icy moon appears to be... continued

Using Puppy-dog Eyes To Decode How Dogs See the World

October 7, 2022
All too often we fail to realize that other species—even those closest to us—can be downright alien in some respects, especially in terms of how they perceive the world. This is especially true of dogs: despite having been one of humanity's... continued

The Hunga Tonga Volcanic Eruption Blasted Megatons of Greenhouse Gas Into the Atmosphere

October 6, 2022
The explosive eruption of the Hunga Tonga–Hunga Haʻapai underwater volcano in January was the largest explosion on record—either man-made or natural, rivaled only by the 1883 eruption of Krakatoa—and the largest volcanic eruption since Mount Pinatubo's 1991 eruption, making for an event that... continued

Asymptomatic Covid Cases May be Explained by a Genetic Mutation

October 4, 2022
Medical researchers have discovered that a genetic mutation may be responsible for why some people who test positive for COVID-19 do not develop symptoms, while the disease proves to range between mildly debilitating and downright lethal to others. This mutation,... continued

Mexico’s 7.7 Magnitude Earthquake Last Week Had Unforeseen Results

September 30, 2022
The powerful earthquake that rocked central Mexico on September 19 caused a phenomenon dubbed a “desert tsunami” almost 3,000 kilometers north of the epicenter in the U.S. state of Nevada. The magnitude 7.7 earthquake that rocked central Mexico on September 19 caused... continued

Dubbed ‘Cosmics’ and ‘Phantoms’: The Skies Above Kyiv Appear to be Full of UFOs

September 29, 2022
  Astronomers in Ukraine have discovered an undeniable presence of 'unidentified aerial phenomena' in addition to the Russian warplanes criss-crossing the besieged nation's skies.  This is apparently a common occurrence in the airspace over Ukraine's Capital city Kyiv—although the UAP... continued

A Storm For the Ages Heads Towards America’s Gulf Coast

September 26, 2022
Tropical Storm Ian has rapidly intensified into a hurricane as he approaches the U.S, and a Florida forecaster warns that it could be the storm of a "lifetime." On Monday (September 26), evacuation orders were issued for some military personnel... continued