A Radical New Definition for Life on Earth (And Beyond) Has Been Proposed

August 21, 2021
Two researchers from the Santa Fe Institute in New Mexico are proposing a redefinition of the term "life" to extend beyond individual biological organisms to include structures and concepts that are produced not only by what would traditionally be considered... continued

July Breaks Monthly Temperature Record, Along With 2021’s Cool Streak

August 19, 2021
July 2021 is officially the hottest month of July on record, according to NOAA's National Centers for Environmental Information. Last month's global average temperature was 0.93°C (1.67°F) above the 20th-century average, edging out 2016's record by 0.01°C (0.02°F). The escalating... continued

Injectable Nanoparticles Could Monitor Brainwaves Without Needing Surgery or Implants

August 17, 2021
Researchers at UC Santa Cruz have developed a nanoscale particle that converts the brain's electrical impulses to infrared light, optical signals that can be picked up by sensors outside the body that don't require a hardwired connection that passes through... continued

A Prominent UFO Skeptic Makes an About-Face, and Offers an Apology

August 14, 2021
In the face of officially-accepted solid evidence of the existence of UFOs and the open endorsement by the Pentagon for the investigation of what they now admit is a true unknown, it became inevitable that some former skeptics and debunkers... continued

Google Researchers Have Produced the First Physics-Breaking Time Crystal

August 11, 2021
Researchers have announced that they have produced what is called a "time crystal" using the qubits in Google's Sycamore quantum computer, a breakthrough that means that stable qubits can be built to power insanely fast quantum computers in the future.... continued

The North Atlantic Current Shows Warning Signs of Complete Collapse

August 9, 2021
A new study has found that global warming has caused an "almost complete loss of stability" in the network of currents that weave their way through the North Atlantic Ocean, a series of currents that, if they were to collapse... continued

Harvard Team To Search for Extraterrestrial Technology Close to Home

August 7, 2021
Harvard University's Astronomy Department has launched a new SETI initiative called The Galileo Project. But instead of looking to the stars for signs of intelligent life, the project will look for potential extraterrestrial artifacts in our own Solar System—and even... continued

Animals May Have Evolved on Earth 350 Million Years Earlier Than We Thought

August 4, 2021
The discovery of the fossils of a sponge-like creature that dates back to 890 million years ago suggests that simple animals appeared on Earth nearly 350 million years before the oldest known fossilized specimens first appeared in the Earth's oceans.... continued

‘The War Has Changed’: Coronavirus’ Delta Variant Is as Contagious as Chickenpox

August 2, 2021
The war against COVID-19 has changed due to the highly-transmissible Delta variant of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, described as being "as transmissible as Chicken Pox" by a US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention internal document. The document also warns that the variant... continued

Massive Wildfires in Canada and the US Are Generating Their Own Weather Systems

July 31, 2021
The massive wildfires currently burning in Canada and the US are intense enough to generate their own weather systems, cycles of air that soar high into the atmosphere that generate their own lightning storms, sparking new fires on the ground... continued