Meet the New and Evolved Human, Now With an Extra Blood Vessel in Our Arms

October 15, 2020
Evolutionary researchers in Australia and Germany have found evidence for the continuing physical evolution of the human species, through the increasing presence in modern humans of a third major artery in our forearms. Typically, the job of supplying blood to... continued

Japan’s Military Is Now on the Lookout for UFOs

October 12, 2020
One month after the U.S. Department of Defense issued similar guidelines, Japan's Ministry of Defense has issued official protocols for Japanese defense personnel to report encounters with UFOs. The instructions were announced by Defense Minister Tarō Kōno on September 28,... continued

Could There Be Planets in the Cosmos Even More Habitable Than Earth?

October 9, 2020
  Earth, at least for now, is the most habitable planet that we're aware of, having been home to lifeforms for nearly the entirety of the planet's existence, now boasting a complex and diverse biosphere that is (probably) the envy... continued

Earth May Be Headed for a “Hothouse” State Not Seen Since the Fall of the Dinosaurs

October 6, 2020
A new detailed map of the Earth's climate over the past 66 million years has been constructed, and it predicts that the planet is headed toward a hothouse state not seen since the extinction of the dinosaurs. This new climatological... continued

President Moved to Walter Reed Medical Center

October 2, 2020
President Trump went to Walter Reed Medical Center Friday afternoon, 24 hours after testing positive for COVD-19. The president is on a treatment regimen that includes an experimental polyclonal cocktail of antibodies developed by pharmaceutical company Regeneron. He is also... continued

New Bodies of Water Have Been Found Under the Surfaces of Mars and Ceres

September 30, 2020
Two years after first finding evidence of a liquid-water lake under the southern ice cap of Mars, the same research team responsible for the 2018 discovery has found evidence of even more bodies of water under the frozen Martian wastes.... continued

Scientists Developing a Vaccine that Spreads Like a Virus. What Could Go Wrong?

September 28, 2020
Should artificial self-spreading vaccines that confer mass immunity be released. Or is that a good idea? A group of scientists believe that it may be possible to use the self-spreading qualities of viruses to spread immunity instead of disease. If... continued

COVID-19 Has Killed Two Hundred Thousand Americans

September 26, 2020
On September 22, 2020, the United States marked a grim milestone in the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, with the coronavirus having killed its 200,000th victim. The number of American casualties currently stands at 203,800, the highest of any single nation in... continued

It’s All Greek To Me: NHC Runs Out of Names for Atlantic Storms, With More on the Way

September 24, 2020
For only the second time in history, the National Hurricane Center has run out of names for tropical storm systems that have formed in the Atlantic in a given season, having to resort to labeling new storms with the backup... continued

A Long-Abandoned Idea From Einstein May Transport Us to the Stars

September 22, 2020
Long-range space exploration is currently hamstrung by having to accelerate spacecraft in comparative fits and starts using rocket engines that can only fire for a few minutes at a time, followed by months, years, and even decades of the spacecraft... continued