New AI Masters Three Classic Board Games — By Teaching Itself How to Play!

December 12, 2018
Artificial intelligence developer DeepMind has produced an AI program that can best any human -- and any game-playing program, for that matter -- in a number of classic board games. This new AI, called AlphaZero, is based on an earlier... continued

CO2 Emissions Rose Dramatically in 2018, and a new El Niño May Break More Temperature Records

December 9, 2018
Despite calls by the scientific community for the world to dramatically cut greenhouse gas production to address the problem of global warming, worldwide carbon dioxide emissions rose by 2.7 percent over the course of 2018, the largest increase seen in... continued

NASA Researcher Urges SETI Scientists to Take UFO Reports Seriously

December 6, 2018
In a presentation delivered to a meeting held by the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence Institute last spring, a scientist from NASA put forward the notion that the idea that extraterrestrials may already be visiting Earth isn't such a crazy one,... continued

Interstellar Interloper ‘Oumuamua may have been an Extraterrestrial Spacecraft, according to Harvard Astronomers

December 4, 2018
Interstellar Interloper 'Oumuamua may have been an Extraterrestrial Spacecraft, according to Harvard Astronomers A controversial paper has been published by astronomers at Harvard University that suggests that that the odd behavior being exhibited by the interstellar object known as 'Oumuamua... continued

Researchers Predict The Sun is about to Enter a 50-Year Period of Quiet, but it Won’t Help Global Warming

December 2, 2018
Researchers are predicting that our Sun is about to enter a period of long-term quiet called a grand solar minimum, a state that might begin as soon as 2020, and could last as long as fifty years. While this period... continued

Our Brains Appear to be Ready for Quantum Teleportation

November 30, 2018
Although quantum physicists have been making breakthroughs in the field of quantum teleportation, we're still limited to the instantaneous transmission of information, and are a long ways away from being able to reconstruct matter or energy at a distance. But... continued

National Climate Assessment Warns of the Dangers of Ignoring Global Warming

November 27, 2018
The authors of the Fourth National Climate Assessment pulled no punches in issuing a dire warning regarding the inevitable consequences of leaving the rapid progression of global warming unchallenged. The report predicts that the United States economy will suffer an... continued

The Unsolved Mystery of Idaho’s Enigmatic Sri Yantra Mandala Earthwork

November 24, 2018
During a routine patrol on August 10, 1990, Idaho Air National Guard pilot Lieutenant Colonel Bill Miller spotted a strange sight from the cockpit of his RF-4C Phantom fighter jet: a quarter-mile (0.4 kilometer) wide series of intricate geometric designs,... continued

A Massive Impact Crater has been Discovered Under the Ice In Greenland

November 22, 2018
A massive impact crater the size of the city of Paris has been discovered under the ice sheet in northern Greenland. Partially hidden under the Hiawatha Glacier, this 31-kilometer (19.3-mile) crater is estimated to be no older than three million... continued

UFOs Spotted over Ireland by Three Separate Airline Crews

November 18, 2018
The crews of three separate airliners reported having an encounter with an apparent UFO over Ireland on the morning of November 9, described as a bright object that appeared to be traveling at twice the speed of sound. The reports... continued