Global Warming in the Arctic has Broken Climate Change Data Algorithms

January 20, 2018
While the global average temperature continues to rise, it does so disproportionately around the world: the closer to the poles one gets, the more drastic this temperature rise becomes, a phenomenon in climate science called Polar Amplification. This effect has... continued

Michigan Meteor Causes 2.0 Earthquake — and may have Reached the Earth’s Surface

January 19, 2018
The United States Geological Survey has confirmed that a bright meteor that broke up over the Detroit area on the evening of January 16 caused a 2.0 magnitude earthquake in Michigan. The meteorite fell about five miles (8 kilometers) from... continued

Massive Reservoirs of Ice have been Found just under the Surface of Mars

January 18, 2018
A significant layer of water ice has been spotted across the mid latitudes of Mars, located just a few feet below the planet's surface. This new finding adds a new layer to the geological history of the Red Planet, and... continued

Australian Firehawks Deliberately Start Wildfires to Flush Out Prey

January 17, 2018
Adding to the list of animals that make use of tools, it turns out that Australian raptors deliberately set fires to flush out prey, picking up burning sticks from an existing fire and dropping them onto dry grass to start... continued

Does the Mysterious Big Void in the Great Pyramid hold a Throne made from Extraterrestrial Metal?

January 16, 2018
Last November, the Scan Pyramids project unveiled evidence that there is a 30-meter (100-foot) chamber running above the Grand Gallery in the Great Pyramid at Giza. The image of the chamber, produced by muon tomography (basically an x-ray of the... continued

Researchers use AI to Decode Human Thought Patterns

January 13, 2018
Researchers at Japan's Kyoto University have developed a new artificial intelligence program that can be used to decode human thought patterns, translating brain scans into pictures of not only what the subject is looking at, but also simply remembering, into... continued

The Hypatia Stone Meteorite may be Older than the Solar System — or from Somewhere Else Altogether

January 12, 2018
A new analysis of a small rock called the Hypatia Stone, presumed to be a fragment from a comet, reveals that it might either be from outside the Solar System, or older than the Sun itself. Discovered in 1996 in... continued

2017 was the Second Hottest Year on Record, Barely Beating an El Niño-Fueled 2016

January 11, 2018
Europe's Copernicus Programme has announced that 2017 was the world's second hottest year on record, coming in at only 0.1ºC cooler than 2016's El Niño-influenced record at 1.2ºC (2.2ºF) above pre-industrial levels, with 2017 actually being the hottest year on... continued

Cybersecurity Flaws ‘Meltdown’ and ‘Spectre’ Affect Nearly Every Computer on the Planet

January 10, 2018
On January 3, a group of cybersecurity experts announced the existence of two security flaws affecting virtually every microprocessor on the planet, codenamed 'Meltdown' and 'Spectre': the Meltdown exploit affects computer processors that were built by Intel over the past... continued

The Beaufort Gyre is stuck in a Clockwise Pattern, Worrying Researchers

January 9, 2018
The Beaufort Gyre is a wind-driven circular current in the western half of the Arctic Ocean, that alternates between a clockwise and counter-clockwise motion: when it circulates clockwise, it traps ice and melted freshwater, and when it spins counter-clockwise, it... continued