Continued Debates Worldwide as China’s ‘Zero-COVID’ Policy Ends

December 30, 2022
The spread of COVID-19 in mainland China has become "impossible" to track, according to the country's top health authority, with case numbers rising precipitously since the end of October, prompting local health authorities to abandon their recording of asymptomatic cases... continued

Ghostly Glow from an Unknown Source in the Milky Way May Reveal a Previously Unidentified Galactic Component

December 29, 2022
New observations from the Hubble Space Telescope and the New Horizons spacecraft have unveiled the presence of a mysterious glow that permeates the solar system. This unexplained glow was discovered by the SKYSURF survey, an effort to catalogue the various sources... continued

We All Might Be Ancient Martians that Survived a Megatsunami

December 26, 2022
There is the possibility that life on Earth may not have originated here, but rather travelled to our planet on meteorites after first coming into being on the surface of Mars, according to a new study of Martian meteorites that... continued

Scientists Propose Using Gravity Wave Observatories to Search for Extraterrestrial Craft

December 22, 2022
"Gravity waves may not be the communication mode of choice for intelligent beings, but they will eventually give us an entirely new way to study the cosmos..."  –Seth Shostak, Astronomer A team of scientists has proposed using existing gravitational wave... continued

Elon Musk’s Neuralink under Federal Investigation for Alleged Animal Cruelty Violations

December 19, 2022
Elon Musk's neurotechnology company Neuralink is facing a federal investigation involving animal welfare violations, with numerous staff members alleging that the company has caused needless suffering and death amongst its test animals due to rushed studies. The investigation was started at... continued

Glacial Melt May Release Ancient Diseases Locked in the Ice, Are They Still Infectious?

December 16, 2022
                      While one of the main concerns regarding the ongoing melt of Arctic permafrost is the release of greenhouse gases such as methane previously trapped in the frozen soil, there are other... continued

A Breakthrough in Nuclear Research has Produced Surplus Fusion Energy

December 15, 2022
On August 8, 2021, researchers at the National Ignition Facility (NIF) in Livermore, California succeeded in initiating nuclear ignition in a small capsule of heavy hydrogen isotopes, proving that the fusion process could be started by using powerful lasers; now, hot on... continued

Ocean Dwelling Culprit Behind Great White Shark Mutilation Mystery

December 13, 2022
The bodies of great white sharks that have had their liver removed with what has been described as “almost surgical precision” have been washing ashore along the coast of South Africa for the last five years, with the latest batch... continued

Ancient DNA Reveals a Lush Ecosystem that Thrived in Northern Greenland Two Million Years Ago

December 11, 2022
Researchers have recovered what has been found to be the world's oldest DNA from sediments in Northern Greenland, with the two million-year-old genetic fragments revealing a landscape from a time when the now-barren Arctic landscape was lush with a variety... continued

Signs That Black Holes Might Be Wormholes May Have Already Been Detected

December 7, 2022
In theoretical physics an Einstein-Rosen bridge—more commonly known as a wormhole—is a structure connecting two points in spacetime that can, at least under the right circumstances, offer a shortcut between those two points in space, with the apparent distance through... continued