Greetings from the Far Side: Chang’e 4 Starts Farming on the Moon, Sends Back Pictures

February 8, 2019
Since its historical landing on January 3, the Chang'e 4 lunar lander has continued to rack up a string of firsts for spaceflight history, including taking new pictures of the Moon's never-before photographed far side, surviving through the long, cold... continued

A Huge Chasm has Opened Up Under Antarctica’s Most Important–and Vulnerable–Glacier

February 6, 2019
  An enormous cavity two-thirds the area of Manhattan and nearly 1,000 feet (300 meters) deep has been discovered growing under West Antarctica's Thwaites Glacier. Considered to be the world's most crucial glacier due to its sheer size and importance... continued

A List of DIA Secret UFO Study Projects has been Revealed

February 4, 2019
The US Office of Information Services has released a Defense Intelligence Agency report addressed to the Senate Committee on Armed Services that lists the titles of more than three dozen research papers funded by the Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program (AATIP), the... continued

Scorching Heat Breaks Records in Australia

February 1, 2019
True to the predictions in Superstorm and (more recently) some global warming models, planet earth is now experiencing increasingly dangerous extremes of heat and cold. While the northern mid-latitudes endure record cold, the southern mid-latitudes are experiencing record heat. While... continued

Ultra Cold Air Causing Record Freeze in Much of US and UK

January 29, 2019
An extremely cold air mass is in the process of blanketing the eastern half of the United States and will also affect the United Kingdom. It will drive temperatures down well past the lowest ever previously recorded in the midwest... continued

Researchers may have Found a “Missing Link” for our Ancient Human Ancestors

January 24, 2019
A recent re-examination of the fossils of a species of hominid excavated in South Africa has revealed that they may represent what is popularly known as a "missing link" in human evolution, bridging the gap between the long-extinct genus known... continued

Saturn’s Majestic Rings are Extremely Young–and Might Not Be Around for Much Longer

January 21, 2019
Newly-analyzed data from the Cassini space probe has revealed that Saturn is losing material from its visually stunning ring system at a rapid rate, due to an effect cased by the planet's wide-reaching magnetic field that produces what NASA is... continued

Human Language may have been Born from the “Sound” of Ancient Cave Art

January 20, 2019
A team of researchers from Brazil, Japan and the US may have solved the mystery regarding how the evolution of verbal language as used by humans got its start, using the connection between ancient cave art and the acoustic properties... continued

Ocean Temperatures Broke Another Record in 2018, and are Heating Up Faster than Previously Thought

January 16, 2019
The oceans of Planet Earth are warming at a much faster rate than previously thought--forty percent faster--according to a new report, with 2018 being the hottest year on record for the planet's aquasphere. Using improved data collected through a worldwide... continued

Trade in “Ice Ivory” from Mammoth Tusks could Help Protect Endangered Elephants

January 16, 2019
The growing international ban on the trade of ivory from elephant tusks has been increasing the focus on harvesting the illicit material from an unusual source: the tusks of long-extinct mammoths, preserved in the frozen Siberian tundra. Out of the... continued