Astronomers Shocked by Sudden Appearance of “City-Killer” Asteroid

July 31, 2019
Earth had a close brush with a large "city-killer" asteroid on July 25, when a pyramid-sized rock whizzed by at less than one-fifth the distance to the Moon at nearly 25 km per second (15.5 miles per second). While not... continued

“Unprecedented” Wildfires are Burning Across the Arctic

July 28, 2019
  Over the past six weeks more than 100 intense and long-lived wildfires have been recorded burning north of the Arctic Circle, an "unprecedented" event since record-keeping began on such events. The fires have been most severe in Alaska and... continued

Did the Pentagon Weaponize Tick-Borne Lyme Disease?

July 24, 2019
The US House of Representatives has voted to order the US Department of Defense Inspector General to disclose to Congress whether or not the Pentagon conducted Cold War-era experiments aimed at weaponizing disease-carrying insects, including ticks that carry Lyme disease,... continued

Storming Area 51 is a Bad Idea, According to Bob Lazar

July 23, 2019
A Facebook event called "Storm Area 51, They Can't Stop All of Us", scheduled for September 20 this year, calls for the event's attendees to storm the highly-classified Area 51 facility located in the Nevada desert. Since its posting in... continued

50 Years Later, Apollo 11’s Achievements–and its Mysteries–Continue to Endure

July 19, 2019
"Here men from the planet Earth first set foot upon the Moon, July 1969, A.D. We came in peace for all mankind" ~Engraving on Lunar plaque, affixed to Apollo 11 Lunar Module Fifty years ago, Apollo 11, the culmination of... continued

June 2019 was the Hottest June on Record

July 17, 2019
June 2019 is officially the warmest June on record since record-keeping began in 1880, according to new data released by NASA. And on top of this dubious distinction, the first half of 2019 was the second hottest such period on... continued

Increasingly Unstable Antarctic Glaciers may be Reaching their Point of No Return

July 15, 2019
A new report published by the National Academy of Sciences is warning that glaciers in Antarctica may have already reached a tipping point that will continue to see the destabilization of its ice sheets, even if rising global temperatures were... continued

Tropical Storm Barry Makes Landfall as a Category 1 Hurricane

July 11, 2019
Tropical Storm Barry escalated into a Category 1 hurricane when it made landfall on Saturday, and is expected to pour up to 20 inches of rain on eastern Louisiana, accompanied by a storm surge of several feet along the coastline... continued

The US’s Largest Wildfire is Currently in Alaska, Fueled by Record-Breaking Temperatures

July 10, 2019
As a consequence of a long stretch of record-breaking high temperatures, the state of Alaska is currently the site of the largest wildfires in the United States, with the Hess Creek Fire consuming 145,321 acres of woodland as of July... continued

Astronomers Have Traced a Mysterious Radio Signal Back to its Extragalactic Source

July 8, 2019
The mysterious astronomical phenomenon known as fast radio bursts has yielded a new breakthrough, in that astronomers have now been able to trace one of these mysterious signals back to its source, having originated a long time ago in a... continued