Hot Jupiters and Luminous Tempests: New Discoveries Made in the Atmospheres of Distant Planets

August 11, 2017
Astronomers have recently made two discoveries concerning the atmospheres of two distant planets, including evidence of a stratosphere high above the surface of an exoplanet, and the formation of a massive storm in Neptune's atmosphere. The discovery of an exoplanet's... continued

Secret Documents Show the CIA Doubted the Official Investigation into JFK’s Assassination

August 10, 2017
As per a 1992 law placing a 25-year deadline on the release of classified CIA and FBI documents pertaining to the assassination of President John Fitzgerald Kennedy, the National Archives has released a set of 3,810 files that have kept... continued

The Razors Edge of War: N. Korea Escalates

August 9, 2017
US President Donald Trump today delivered a fierce ultimatum to North Korea: if Kim Jong Un makes any more threats against the United States, he will face "fire and fury like the world has never seen." The warning came after... continued

An Expedition to the ‘Lost Continent’ of Zealandia has been Launched

August 8, 2017
An expedition has been launched that will spend the next two months studying the continent of Zealandia, a mostly-submerged land mass that was officially classified as a continent earlier this year. Stretching from the island of New Caledonia in the... continued

Human Embryos have been Genetically Altered for the First Time in the U.S.

August 8, 2017
Researchers have recently performed the first genetic modification of a human embryo in the U.S., paving the way for the potential to alter humans using the CRISPR gene-editing technique. Previous genetic modification experiments were carried out by researchers in China,... continued

Europe Swelters under ‘Lucifer’ Heat Wave as Wildfires Sweep the Planet

August 6, 2017
At least five people have died so far due to an intense heat wave that is scorching southern Europe with temperatures as high as 110F. The heat wave is expected to intensify and expand northward over the next few days... continued

A Study on the Evolution of Saliva Uncovers a ‘Ghost’ Species of Early Human

August 4, 2017
A new study has uncovered evidence for a previously-unknown species of archaic human that may have contributed to the genetic makeup of a group of people living in modern-day Sub-Saharan Africa. Aside from revealing that there may have been even... continued

Jim Marrs, December 5, 1943–August 2, 2017

August 3, 2017
Jim Marrs died today. He was a frequent guest on Dreamland, a beloved participant in Unknowncountry's Dreamland festivals, and a dear friend of Whitley and Anne Strieber. He was a fearless reporter who brought an unstoppable combination of brilliance, determination... continued

Titan’s Complex Chemical Makeup Offers Two New Building Blocks for Life

August 2, 2017
Two new discoveries regarding chemical ingredients that are associated with the formation of life on Titan have been announced. With its dense nitrogen, methane and ethane atmosphere, and liquid hydrocarbon seas, Titan is currently of interest to scientists looking to... continued

Facebook Shuts Down AI Programs that Developed their Own Language

August 1, 2017
 Researchers with the Facebook AI Research (FAIR) development project have had to shut down two artificial intelligence programs because they began to develop their own internal language that the researchers couldn't decipher. On the surface, the invented language looks like... continued