Easter Island’s Enigmatic Moai May Have been Fertility Idols That Actually Worked

December 24, 2019
The enigmatic moai, the imposing statues that stand guard over the island of Rapa Nui—more commonly known as Easter Island—have long presented a mystery to the modern world, the story of their true origins having been lost to the sands... continued

Global Warming, and Mercury Poisoning May Have Helped Hasten Dinosaur’s Demise

December 18, 2019
It is commonly accepted that the dinosaurs were driven to extinction by the drastic change in Earth's climate brought about by the impact of a massive asteroid that occurred 66 million years ago. There is, however, evidence that the planet's... continued

Greenland’s Ice Is Melting Nearly Eight Times Faster Than It Was 27 Years Ago

December 16, 2019
The annual rate of ice melt in Greenland is now nearly eight times faster than it was in the early 1990s, according to a large-scale 6-year study that involved 89 scientists employing that data from 26 separate satellite analyses, coming... continued

Shape-Shifting Hunters and Their Prey Are Depicted in Humanity’s Oldest Cave Art

December 13, 2019
Researchers in Indonesia have found what may be the world's oldest rock art in a cave on the island of Sulawesi. The scene depicted in the 44,000-year old painting is of a hunting expedition, complete with images of a menagerie... continued

Plants Make High-Pitched Sounds When Injured or Stressed

December 11, 2019
Having been on earth for about as long as animals, plants have evolved numerous senses similar to our own that allow them to perceive their environment and react accordingly: plants sense light to better gather energy from the Sun, pick... continued

Saving the Ozone Layer May Have Inadvertently Reduced Global Warming by Half

December 9, 2019
A new study has discovered that the current state of global warming could have been a lot worse if the world's nations hadn't successfully agreed to take measures to save the planet's ozone layer, and phased out the production and... continued

Wild Winds & Rogue Waves: Parker Solar Probe Proves How Little is Known About the Sun

December 8, 2019
NASA has released the discoveries made during the first two orbits of the Sun-skimming Parker Solar Probe—now the fastest known artificial object to orbit the Sun—revealing high-speed solar winds and powerful rogue plasma waves, revelations that point out that we... continued

Nimitz Encounter Witness Launches New UFO Research Group

December 4, 2019
One of the witnesses to a series of UFO encounters involving the Nimitz Carrier Strike Group in 2004 has launched a new UFO research group that involves individuals from NASA, Silicon Valley and former military personnel. As a retired US... continued

Global Warming is Prompting the Evolution of Red Deer in Scotland

December 2, 2019
Evolution demands only one thing of all of the extant species on Earth: adapt to an ever-changing world, or be left behind by the changes made to that world. And in the face of the rapid pace of current climate... continued

2018 Set a New Record for Atmospheric CO2

November 29, 2019
The world Meteorological Organization has released their WMO Greenhouse Gas Bulletin for 2018, and unfortunately last year's average carbon dioxide concentrations in the planet's atmosphere followed the continuing trend year-over-year increases, resulting in a new annual record for CO2 levels.... continued