Australia’s Deadly Wildfires: “Unprecedented”

January 6, 2020
An "unprecedented" series of massive wildfires have been burning for more than a month in numerous areas across Australia, especially in New South Wales, displacing tens of thousands of people and leaving 25 dead. Despite being an annual occurrence, this... continued

Colorado Residents Are Baffled by the Nightly Appearance of a Phantom Drone Fleet

January 3, 2020
A mysterious squadron of unidentified drones has been conducting nighttime operations in the skies over northeastern Colorado for a number of weeks now, leaving both residents and authorities alike baffled as to who is coordinating the machines. The six-foot drones... continued

2019 Was a Banner Year for UFO News

January 1, 2020
2019 was a year alive with UFO news, with a plethora of information—including acknowledgement of the phenomenon—flowing from official sources. These stories ran the gamut from new witnesses to the infamous Nimitz and Roosevelt incidents coming forward, members of Congress... continued

The Ocean Cleanup’s Plastic-Gathering Prototype Is Working

December 30, 2019
An effort to rid the oceans of plastic waste that was launched seven years ago has finally borne fruit: the nonprofit organization The Ocean Cleanup reports that one of their ships was able to successfully gather plastic pollution from their... continued

US Space Force Now a Reality

December 29, 2019
The order to form the United States Space Force has been passed by the US Congress, and was signed into law by President Trump on December 20. Officially called "United States Space Force", this organization will operate as a new... continued

Easter Island’s Enigmatic Moai May Have been Fertility Idols That Actually Worked

December 24, 2019
The enigmatic moai, the imposing statues that stand guard over the island of Rapa Nui—more commonly known as Easter Island—have long presented a mystery to the modern world, the story of their true origins having been lost to the sands... continued

Global Warming, and Mercury Poisoning May Have Helped Hasten Dinosaur’s Demise

December 18, 2019
It is commonly accepted that the dinosaurs were driven to extinction by the drastic change in Earth's climate brought about by the impact of a massive asteroid that occurred 66 million years ago. There is, however, evidence that the planet's... continued

Greenland’s Ice Is Melting Nearly Eight Times Faster Than It Was 27 Years Ago

December 16, 2019
The annual rate of ice melt in Greenland is now nearly eight times faster than it was in the early 1990s, according to a large-scale 6-year study that involved 89 scientists employing that data from 26 separate satellite analyses, coming... continued

Shape-Shifting Hunters and Their Prey Are Depicted in Humanity’s Oldest Cave Art

December 13, 2019
Researchers in Indonesia have found what may be the world's oldest rock art in a cave on the island of Sulawesi. The scene depicted in the 44,000-year old painting is of a hunting expedition, complete with images of a menagerie... continued

Plants Make High-Pitched Sounds When Injured or Stressed

December 11, 2019
Having been on earth for about as long as animals, plants have evolved numerous senses similar to our own that allow them to perceive their environment and react accordingly: plants sense light to better gather energy from the Sun, pick... continued