125 Million-Year-Old Dinosaur DNA May Have Been Found

October 9, 2021
Researchers in China claim to have found the remains of DNA in the fossil of a 125 million-year-old dinosaur, preserved in the cartilage of a turkey-sized reptile called Caudipteryx. Following up on the 2020 discovery of what might be preserved DNA... continued

Mars May Have Been Too Small To Hold On to Its Primeval Oceans for Very Long

October 6, 2021
Mars is thought to have once been home to a great deal of water, possibly amounting to oceans of the substance that have been found to have shaped the surface of the planet in what would have been catastrophic floods to anyone... continued

Using Artificial Brains To Build a Better Nose

October 4, 2021
It might sound like a concept straight out of a sci-fi horror film, but for the last two decades California-based biotech company Koniku has been developing a computer powered by what is essentially a brain-in-a-jar: a computer module that uses... continued

Polar Ice Melt Is Casing the Earth’s Crust to Shift

October 1, 2021
A new study shows that the increasing melt of the polar ice sheets is causing the planet's crust to warp, as the weight of the ice is lessened; causing an upward rebound of the bedrock in the affected regions, and... continued

Escalation in ‘Havana Syndrome’ Attacks Concerns Top Officials

September 29, 2021
A possible escalation in the attacks on US personnel that cause the mysterious condition known as "Havana syndrome", including two recent high profile incidents with possible connections to the Director of the CIA and the Vice President, is causing concern amongst... continued

An Asteroid Impact May Have Destroyed a Major Bronze Age Civilization

September 26, 2021
Archeologists studying a site in the lower Jordan Valley have discovered that a major Bronze Age city shows evidence of having been destroyed by a Tunguska-like asteroid impact 3,600 years ago, an impact that may have devastated the entire region... continued

Ancient Bone Tool Cache Upends Our Understanding of Early Humans

September 23, 2021
The discovery of a large cache of bone tools dated to 400,000 years ago may change how paleontologists view the evolution of tool use amongst early humans. Discovered at a site called Castel di Guido near Rome, Italy, the collection... continued

New Ultra-White Paint Could Eliminate the Need for Air Conditioning

September 21, 2021
Researchers at Purdue University have invented the world's whitest paint, a substance so reflective it has been entered into the 2022 edition of Guinness World Records, and might one day be used to greatly reduce—and in some cases possibly even eliminate—the... continued

With Funding Boost: Researchers May Produce Hybrid Woolly Mammoth Clones Within Six Years

September 18, 2021
The push to have woolly mammoths cloned and reintroduced into the wild has received a $15 million boost, with the project's lead scientist saying that the reintroduction of a hybrid of the currently-extinct creatures and Asian elephants would be used... continued

An Internet Apocalypse Could be Triggered by a Solar Superstorm

September 14, 2021
While the danger posed by major solar storms to our civilization's power grids is well documented (such as Whitley's must-read 2012 ebook on the subject, Solar Flares), the potential effects of such storms on another network vital to the functioning of... continued