2020 Has Tied With 2016 as the Hottest Year on Record

January 16, 2021
It's official: 2020 has tied with 2016 as the hottest year on record, despite La Niña cooling conditions occurring across the equatorial Pacific in the latter half of the year. The numbers for both years came in so close from... continued

WHO To Investigate Coronavirus’s Origins, and Reactions to New Vaccines Are ‘Exceedingly Rare’

January 13, 2021
  A team of researchers from the World Health Organization is scheduled to arrive in Wuhan on January 14 to investigate the origins of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, and how the pathogen responsible for the largest pandemic in over a century... continued

Seneca Guns Prove to be a Real Mystery

January 8, 2021
A new study into a form of the mystery boom phenomenon that occurs on the U.S. East Coast called the "Seneca Guns" was presented at the annual meeting of the American Geophysical Union (AGU) in December 2020. Matching recorded seismic... continued

The 180-Day Countdown Has Begun for Declassified UFO Report

January 8, 2021
Although the recently-signed $2.3 trillion COVID-19 relief and government funding bill was important for getting much needed financial relief to Americans affected by the economic impact of the ongoing pandemic, the 5,600-page bill also included a committee comment that started... continued

Calls for an Insurrection as Mob Storms Capital

January 6, 2021
A mob was allowed to enter the United States Capitol while Electoral College results were being accepted. If the president invokes the Insurrection Act, it will be the legal obligation of the military to uphold the Constitution and allow the... continued

Record Setting Barometric Pressure in Alaska and Siberia Trigger Massive Storms, Extreme Cold

January 4, 2021
A large storm in the Pacific Ocean struck Alaska's Aleutian Islands has setting a record as the lowest land-based pressure reading ever measured in the state.  This was recorded at 921mbar just after midnight on December 31, 2020. The storm... continued

They’re Dancin’ Machines: Boston Dynamics’ Robots Cut a Rug To Ring in the New Year

January 1, 2021
Atlas is back, and is wondering if you love Boston Dynamic's anthropomorphic android, now that it can dance? The robotics design company recently posted a video titled "Do You Love Me?", named after The Contours 1962 hit song. The video shows off... continued

Korea’s KSTAR Fusion Reactor Sets a New Record: 100 Million Degrees for 20 Seconds

December 31, 2020
On November 24, the Korea Superconducting Tokamak Advanced Research fusion reactor (KSTAR) set a new operating record, running at over a million degrees Celsius for twenty seconds. While this might seem like a less-than-useful amount of time to have run the high-tech... continued

Early Humans May Have Endured Harsh Ice Age Winters by Hibernating

December 28, 2020
A new study suggests that some ancient humans may have had an ability that many of us would like to have at the end of each year: to be able to hibernate through the cold winter months. This new theory... continued

Santa Knows Who’s Naughty or Nice—and Can See Your Christmas Lights From Space

December 25, 2020
Throughout the centuries that Santa Claus has been conducting his annual round-the-world aeronautical adventure, cities have grown and the technology to light them has improved, resulting in a marked increase in the brightness emitted from our collective communities. But what... continued