Third Time’s the Charm? Comet F3 NEOWISE Appears Set to Grace the July Sky

July 9, 2020
Comets ATLAS and SWAN might have turned out to be duds for sky watchers, but a new celestial spectacle, Comet F3 NEOWISE, is already exceeding the expectations set by its two predecessors. Already-visible to the naked eye, Comet F3 NEOWISE (or... continued

New Mutated Coronavirus Strain May Be More Infectious Than the Original Chinese Variant

July 7, 2020
Lab-based research conducted on the most dominant strain of the coronavirus appears to indicate that this variant of the SARS-CoV-2 virus is more infectious than the version that first emerged in China late last year. Although this mutation doesn't increase... continued

Global Warming has hit an Arctic Town with a Triple-Digit Heat Wave

July 3, 2020
A small town in Siberia's far north has recently gained the dubious distinction of breaking a record-high temperature for the Arctic, hitting 100.4°F (38.0°C), a temperature typically only experienced in heat waves that occur much farther south. Although it's only... continued

A Long-Lost Massive Megalithic Structure Has Been Found Near Stonehenge

July 1, 2020
Researchers in England have discovered a long-lost subterranean megalithic structure near Stonehenge, a massive circle of large vertical shafts arranged in a miles-wide circle that may prove to be Britain’s largest prehistoric monument. Led by the University of Birmingham, the Stonehenge... continued

Coronavirus Cases Numbers Surge Across the Majority of U.S. States—and the First Wave Isn’t Even Over Yet

June 29, 2020
A dramatic surge in the number of COVID-19 cases has inundated the majority of states across the U.S., with Arizona, Florida and Texas poised to become the new epicenters of the pandemic. Over the past few weeks numerous other states... continued

Senators May Have Been Disturbed by UFO Report

June 26, 2020
Senate Intelligence Chairman Marco Rubio has tabled a bill that calls for the Director of National Intelligence to produce an unclassified report on what information the U.S. military has gathered regarding UFOs, or what the bill refers to as "Advanced... continued

China’s Capital Is Fighting to Prevent a Second Wave of Coronavirus Cases

June 23, 2020
Roughly two months after lifting the lockdown imposed on 500 million of its citizens, China is fighting to prevent a second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic after a fresh outbreak occurred in the country's capital of Beijing. Although the number... continued

There May Be 36 Other Civilizations in the Galaxy Capable of Interstellar Communication

June 21, 2020
A new statistical study out of the UK's University of Nottingham has produced an estimate of how many civilizations might exist within the Milky Way that are capable of communicating with one-another between the stars. Spoiler alert: it's 36. In... continued

FDA Nixes Hydroxychloroquine for COVID-19 Patients, While Oxford Offers a Promising Alternative

June 17, 2020
In the mad scramble to find safe and effective drugs to treat patients suffering from COVID-19, the winners and losers amongst the litany of candidates are starting to emerge, with a previously-strong contender—hydroxychloroquine—falling from favor with the FDA, and another... continued

The Atlantic Hurricane Season Has Had an Early Start for Six Consecutive Years

June 15, 2020
Each year, hurricane season doesn't officially start in the Atlantic until June 1, but two named tropical storms formed and faded in the weeks before the start of the month, making 2020 the sixth year in a row that the... continued