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

15,000-Year-Old Viruses Have Been Discovered Preserved in a Tibetan Glacier

July 29, 2021
Researchers with Ohio State University have discovered 33 viruses that have been preserved for nearly 15,000 years in a glacier high atop the Tibetan Plateau, with 28 of these viruses not having been known to science before now. The ice... continued

The Origins of COVID-19: The Search Continues

July 26, 2021
The Chinese government denied a World Health Organization proposal for the second phase of an investigation into the origins of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus that is responsible for the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic. This new phase would involve audits of laboratories and... continued

Fire and Flood: Climate Change Is Fueling Disasters on Both Sides of the Planet

July 21, 2021
Extreme weather conditions fueled by climate change are behind the massive wildfires burning in the Pacific Northwest and the deadly flooding that has struck Western Europe.  One wildfire in Oregon alone has already burned an area larger than New York... continued

New Fractal Experiments Support the Idea of Quantum Consciousness

July 20, 2021
The results of a new series of experiments suggests that microscopic structures within the brain could support the concept of quantum consciousness, an idea put forward by University of Arizona professor Dr. Stuart Hameroff and Nobel Laureate Sir Roger Penrose in the 1990s. These findings... continued

Mars’ Liquid Water Lakes Mightn’t Be Liquid After All

July 16, 2021
Researchers studying the lakes of liquid water that are buried under Mars' southern polar ice caps are beginning to question whether or not these structures are indeed liquid, as the radar data would indicate, due to the lack of a... continued

According to Scientists, Our Brain’s ‘Time Cells’ Cipher the Order of Chronological Memories

July 15, 2021
  "Time moves in one direction, memory in another." ~ William Gibson While physicists and philosophers have been trying to unravel the mystery of time itself for, well, a long time now, the latter half of Gibson's quote is well... continued

New Study Suggests Cell Phone Use May Increase Cancer Risk

July 12, 2021
A new study out of UC Berkeley has found that long-term cell phone use may increase the risk of contracting brain cancer by 60 percent. The study, led by Joel Moskowitz, a researcher with UC Berkeley's School of Public Health... continued