Generative AI May Suffer ‘Model Collapse’ as It Rapidly Devours Its Own Content

November 24, 2023
In a case that seems for all the world like a silicon-based ouroboros, the unprecedented proliferation of AI-generated material on the internet could result in the rapid disintegration of the quality of the output of AI that trains itself on... continued

UPDATE: Controversial UAPTF Head Sean Kirkpatrick is Stepping Down as AARO Director

November 20, 2023
[UPDATED: November 24] Dr. Sean Kirkpatrick has announced that he is retiring from his position as Director of the All-domain Anomaly Resolution Office (AARO) in December 2023, 18 months after taking the position. Although Kirkpatrick's departure was originally rumored to... continued

Cuttlefish Display Cognitive Ability To Plan for the Future, Passing a Test Meant for Human Children

November 17, 2023
A team of researchers with Cambridge University has determined that the common cuttlefish has the cognitive ability to postpone the instant satisfaction that can come from an immediate reward if it holds out for a more attractive prize that is... continued

The Pace of Global Warming, Previously Slowed by Unintentional Geoengineering, Is Accelerating

November 15, 2023
The rate of global warming is expected to accelerate, according to a new study published by a team led by renowned climatologist and climate activist Dr. James Hansen, due to the otherwise well-meaning reduction of atmospheric pollutants. It has been... continued

Half of the World’s Economies Started Seeing Declines in Fossil Fuel Use at Least Five Years Ago

November 9, 2023
Half of the world's economies are at least five years past their peak fossil fuel usage for power generation, according to a new study, with 107 of the countries surveyed burning less coal, oil and gas to produce electricity than... continued

‘They Touched My Face’: Actress Goldie Hawn Reveals Personal Close Encounter Experience

November 7, 2023
Many famous celebrities are no stranger to the close encounter phenomenon (for instance, film director Guillermo del Toro revealed that he encountered a "crappy" UFO near Guadalajara, Mexico)... Most recently, actress Goldie Hawn has revealed that she had a face... continued

Revised Official Forecast for the Apex of Earth’s Current Solar Cycle Now In-Line With Maverick ‘Termination Event’ Prediction

November 4, 2023
NOAA's Space Weather Prediction Center (SWPC) has revised their forecast for the upcoming maximum for solar cycle 25, now expected to peak at some point before October of next year instead of sometime in 2025; additionally, next year's maximum will... continued

“Necrobotic” Engineers Resurrect Dead Franken-spiders for Use as Zombie Grapplers

October 30, 2023
A team of mechanical engineers from Rice University have won an Ig Nobel Prize for the development of what they are calling 'necrobotics', the use of dead organisms for use in mechanical devices, such as mechanized grasping tools made from... continued

Southbound Expedition Reports Record-Low Antarctic Ice

October 25, 2023
Researchers that are making efforts to clarify the data being collected on Antarctic sea ice by satellites using ground-based instruments are reporting that the extent of ice surrounding our southernmost continent has shrunk to a record low, nearly one million... continued

Nanoscopic Structures in the Brain Capable of Stabilizing Quantum States: Consciousness Itself May Be a Quantum Phenomenon

October 23, 2023
Recent research into the possibility that consciousness is a quantum phenomenon has found evidence that nanoscopic structures in our bodies may be capable of sustaining quantum states necessary for such processes to occur.  Previous experiments have found that molecular structures... continued