Carbon Nanotubes make for Super-Strong Spider Silk

December 22, 2017
A professor of solid and structural mechanics at the University of Trento in Italy has come up with a way of combining natural spider silk and artificial graphene-based nanoparticles to produce a lightweight material three times stronger than steel. What's... continued

Polar Vortex Forecast to Push Cold Weather South for Christmas

December 21, 2017
A major cold snap is forecast to push south into the contiguous United States over the Christmas holidays, with regions between North Dakota and Colorado experiencing temperatures 20ºF to 40ºF below normal over Christmas Eve. Conversely, the east coast may... continued

Trump Administration Bans Key Words from CDC Budget Documents

December 20, 2017
In George Orwell's novel Nineteen Eighty-Four, the Ministry of Truth constricted the vocabulary used by the population in an attempt to narrow the individual's range of thought. And it would appear that the Trump administration is copying this move from... continued

“I want to fly one”: One US Navy Pilot’s encounter with a UFO

December 19, 2017
Over the weekend, the New York Times published an article regarding a series of videos released by the Defense Department's Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program that depict unidentified flying objects, recorded by ATFLIR equipment aboard Navy F/A-18 Super Hornets. In... continued

New York Times: Pentagon Admits Secret UFO Program, Releases Authenticated UFO VIdeo

December 17, 2017
The New York Times has just published a story detailing how the US Defense Department has been carrying out an extensive program of observation and study of UFOs for years while publicly claiming it had no interest in the subject. Consistent... continued

Deep Resonance: The Hum of the Earth has been Recorded from the Ocean Floor

December 16, 2017
Despite the trials and tribulations experienced by humanity, the Earth itself continues to hum along through space -- quite literally, as researchers have made new recordings of the faint, yet steady low-level hum the Earth generates, using sensitive seismic instruments... continued

Footage of a Starving Polar Bear Graphically Illustrates the Impact of Global Warming on Animals in the Arctic

December 15, 2017
 Warning: The video attached to this article will be a heartbreaker for some readers. A chance encounter between a malnourished polar bear and the conservation group Sea Legacy provided photographer Paul Nicklen with the chance to document the sad state... continued

The 1998-2012 Global Warming Pause Didn’t Happen, according to a New Study

December 14, 2017
A new study from the University of Alaska Fairbanks and Tsinghua University in Beijing has found that the global warming pause that was supposed to have occurred between 1998 and 2012 didn't actually happen. The discrepancy was apparently due to... continued

Breakthrough Listen to Investigate Interstellar Visitor ‘Oumuamua for Artificial Radio Signals

December 13, 2017
One of the founders of the Breakthrough Listen Project, Yuri Milner, has announced that they will be investigating the Solar System's first recorded interstellar visitor, the asteroid ‘Oumuamua, for any potential artificial signals originating from the object. Although Milner admits... continued

Biological Molecules have been found to be able to Stabilize Quantum States

December 12, 2017
Over the course of an experiment involving the quantum entanglement of photons produced from naturally-occurring bioluminescent material, a team of researchers from Northwestern University has discovered that the special structure of proteins that were part of the bio-material somehow protected... continued