The Lost Tomb of Queen Nefertiti Remains a Mystery

May 15, 2018
A comprehensive examination of the ground surrounding the tomb of Tutankhamun has found no evidence of undiscovered secret chambers, disappointing those hoping to uncover the still-undiscovered resting place of  the young pharaoh's mother, Queen Nefertiti. Hints that hidden passages might... continued

An Exoplanet’s Seasons may Offer Researchers Signs of Extraterrestrial Life

May 12, 2018
The current search for life on planets outside our own solar system consists of analyzing the chemical signatures in their atmospheres, transmitted via the light from the planet's host star as it either shines through, or is reflected off of,... continued

Worldwide CO2 Concentrations have Surpassed 410 Parts Per Million

May 9, 2018
Hawaii's Mauna Loa Observatory has reported that worldwide carbon dioxide levels reached a new record high in April, hitting 410.31 parts per million (ppm). This is the highest concentration of this greenhouse gas seen over the course of human history--and... continued

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