The James Webb Space Telescope Has Been Successfully Unpacked and Is Now in Position

January 27, 2022
The James Webb Space Telescope has successfully reached its orbital position nearly one million miles from Earth, following the weeks-long delicate and complicated procedure required to unfold the spacecraft into its proper operating configuration. With an ability to see deeper... continued

Modern Humans Are at Least 300,000 Years Old, According to a New Discovery in Ethiopia

January 24, 2022
The more precise dating of a key geological formation at a paleoanthropological site in Ethiopia has bolstered the notion that modern humans are far older than previously assumed, being well established as a species as far back as 300,000 years... continued

Can an Interstellar Probe of Our Own Catch Up to ʻOumuamua?

January 21, 2022
A UK-based nonprofit organization has proposed a mission to explore the Solar System's first known interstellar visitor, the strange object called ʻOumuamua, via an ambitious long-range probe that would take decades to reach the enigmatic voyager. The proposal, called "Project Lyra"... continued

A Once-In-A-Millennium Event: Tonga Volcanic Eruption Destroys Island

January 18, 2022
In what is being described as a once-in-a-millennium event, Tonga's Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai volcano erupted on January 15, obliterating the island and generating a minor, yet deadly, tsunami. Before the eruption, Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apai was a seamount with a peak that rose only 120 meters... continued

A Danish Tardigrade Becomes the First Quantum-Entangled Organism

January 14, 2022
An international team of researchers may have produced the first animal known to have been put into a quantum state while alive, by incorporating a tiny tardigrade into a quantum circuit. In 2017 a quantum research team found that certain photosynthetic... continued

Antarctica’s ‘Doomsday Glacier’ Could Collapse Within the Decade; Boaty McBoatface Investigates

January 13, 2022
New research from an international team of scientists estimates that Antarctica's massive Thwaites Glacier is in danger of collapsing in its entirety by the end of the decade. Such an event would hike sea levels around the world by more... continued

An Unidentified Neurological Illness Is Spreading in Canada’s Atlantic Region

January 10, 2022
A mysterious progressive neurological illness appears to be spreading in two areas along the east coast of the Canadian province of New Brunswick, according to an anonymous source working with the public health authority in the region. Although the condition,... continued

The Truth Behind the 24 Priests “Hired” by NASA

January 8, 2022
"Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind." ~ Albert Einstein Recent weeks have seen the viral spread of articles claiming that NASA has hired 24 priests to ponder the question of how the world's religions might react to... continued

Omicron Update: The New Strain Is Less Likely To Cause Severe Illness, but Spreads Like Wildfire

January 5, 2022
  Health authorities around the world are finally getting a clearer picture of the nature of the Omicron variant of the COVID-19 coronavirus, and there's both good news and bad news: the good news is that this form of the virus... continued

Through Analysis of Ancient DNA We Learn that Mammoths & Ancient Horses Survived Millenia Longer than Previously Thought

January 3, 2022
A new analysis of ancient DNA has revealed that some species of ice-age megafauna, including woolly mammoths, wild horses and steppe bison, survived much further into the modern era than previously thought. The recovered genetic material taken from soil samples... continued