An Asteroid Near-Miss in Mid-April Sets a Record for both Size and Proximity

May 6, 2018
On April 15, 2018, asteroid 2018 GE3 set a record as the largest-known asteroid of its size to make a close pass to the Earth--and at less than half the distance between the Earth and the Moon, that's a fairly... continued

Unknowncountry to Deploy New Website

May 5, 2018
We at are close to a deployment date for our new website. We expect this date to be in the next two weeks and will keep our users informed both here and in our newsletter. All the great features... continued

Geneticist Plans to Create GMO Elephant/Mammoth Hybrids to Defeat Ivory Poachers

May 1, 2018
In response to the critical decline in the numbers of African and Asian elephants due to habitat loss and poaching, a geneticist is proposing the creation of a hybrid species that is a cross between one of the existing elephant... continued

Seashells in Scotland Warn of Rapid Climate Change in Post-Ice Age Europe

April 29, 2018
A new study of seashells excavated from ancient glacial deposits in Scotland indicate that the region's glaciers melted over a relatively short period of time--a period spanning only a few decades, and possibly as short as a matter of years--illustrating... continued

Lockheed’s Skunk Works has a Patent for a Portable Fusion Reactor Design

April 26, 2018
Defense contractor Lockheed Martin was recently awarded a patent for a novel design of compact nuclear fusion reactor, a device presumably small enough to be housed in a standard shipping container. According to earlier promotional material released by the company,... continued

Quarterly Climate Report: Global Temperatures Aren’t Breaking Records, but they’re Still Disturbingly Above Normal

April 25, 2018
According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, global average surface temperatures for the first three months of 2018 have eased off of their record-breaking streaks seen in recent years, with January and March each being only the fifth warmest... continued

Researchers Find New Evidence that the Early Solar System had More Planets

April 22, 2018
Researchers may have discovered direct evidence of a former sister planet that resided in our Solar System, but was obliterated during an unknown cataclysm that occurred billions of years ago. It is theorized that the Solar System may have had... continued

Researchers have Developed a Device that can Listen to your Inner Voice

April 19, 2018
A research team at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has developed a device that can listen to and transcribe a person's otherwise silent inner voice, to make that information available to record or transmit electronically--all without the user having to... continued

Searching for the Cosmic Gorilla: Are We Missing Signs of Extraterrestrial Life that Might Be Right Under our Noses?

April 17, 2018
"Life, as we know it." In recent years, some members of the scientific community have begun to realize that this oft-repeated phrase encapsulates a concept that appears to have been limiting modern efforts to recognize signs of extraterrestrial life, both... continued

Modern Global Warming is Weakening Ocean Currents During a Long-Term Natural Slowdown

April 15, 2018
Two new studies on the health of ocean currents in the North Atlantic have found that a natural decrease in the flow of these currents that began in the mid-nineteenth century has been exacerbated by modern-day climate change, resulting in... continued