Moths Eat Shroud of Turin

April 1, 2019
Fr. Guido Sarducci, curator of the Holy Shroud, has announced that the shroud has been destroyed by an infestation of moths. Fr. Sarducci said that they "came out of nowhere." He added that there were "hordes of them. So thick... continued

Astronomers Have Made the First Direct Observation of a Planet Beyond our Solar System

March 30, 2019
Astronomers with the European Southern Observatory (ESO) have broken new ground in exoplanet research by directly observing a planet in another solar system using a new imaging technique. This new method provided enough detail about the far-flung planet to reveal... continued

Extensive Flooding in the U.S. This Spring is being Forecast by NOAA

March 27, 2019
Nearly two-thirds of the lower 48 states are facing an increased risk of flooding this spring, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, with 13 million people in 25 states facing the potential threat of "major or moderate flooding".... continued

The 173 Kiloton Explosion that Nobody Noticed

March 25, 2019
A meteor exploded over the Bering Sea on December 18, 2018, at 11:48 a.m. local time, with a force equivalent to roughly 173 kilotons of TNT, roughly ten times the energy released by the bomb dropped on Hiroshima in 1945.... continued

Researchers Reverse Time in a Quantum Computer

March 22, 2019
Quantum researchers have managed to simulate the reversal of time at the quantum scale, using IBM's quantum computers. Although the effect is simulated, the implication of this experiment is that the arrow of time doesn't necessarily have to flow in... continued

It Turns Out that Humans Can Sense the Earths Magnetic Field

March 20, 2019
Although the ability to sense magnetic fields has been a long-established fact for a multitude of animal species, experiments searching for magnetoreceptive capabilities in humans have come up empty-handed. A new study may change our view on this seeming disability,... continued

Youth Climate Activist Nominated for 2019 Nobel Peace Prize

March 18, 2019
16-year-old climate activist Greta Thunberg has been nominated for the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize for her work in advancing public awareness of climate change. Thunberg is behind the Fridays For The Future movement that inspired students around to world to... continued

A New Peak Record for CO2 has been Reached—Three Months Earlier than Usual

March 14, 2019
A new monthly record for atmospheric carbon dioxide concentrations has been recorded in February 2019, at 411.66 parts per million. Although this new record, observed at Hawaii's Mauna Loa Observatory, isn't much higher than the previous record of 411.31 ppm,... continued

Two New Studies Increase the Odds that Planet Nine Actually Exists

March 11, 2019
Two new studies have provided further evidence for the existence of an as-of-yet undiscovered large planet at the edge of the Solar System, known by the astronomical community as "Planet Nine".  Having found that the orbits of a number of... continued

More Evidence for Ancient Oceans, Rivers and Groundwater on Mars has been Revealed

March 8, 2019
The European Space Agency's (ESA) Mars Express orbiter has uncovered signs that Mars once had a vast network of waterways, including a planet-spanning ocean in its northern hemisphere, and an extensive network of rivers that carved majestic canyons through the... continued