Fairy-Folk Said to be Damaging Road in Ireland

August 17, 2017
In many places throughout the world some old traditions hold steadfast, with Ireland being no exception to this phenomenon: Irish Teachta Dála (Member of Parliament) Danny Healy-Rae says that a persistent dip in a road running through his constituency in... continued

Do You have the Right Stuff to be NASA’s new Planetary Protection Officer?

August 15, 2017
NASA has announced the creation of a new position within the space agency titled "Planetary Protection Officer" (PPO), and is currently looking for candidates suitably qualified to protect the Earth -- and other planets -- from possible biological contamination. The... continued

Unknowncountry Site Restored

August 12, 2017
Unknowncountry.com was hacked this morning. The site was restored within half an hour. The hack did not involve any viruses, etc., but rather a manual entry into the site's back end and a small, almost unnoticeable change in a string... continued

NOAA Forecasts an Indian Summer, with Warm Weather Extending into the Fall

August 12, 2017
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is calling for a warm autumn in the United States, forecasting above average temperatures for August, September and October. In addition, an above average amount of rain is also forecast for portions of... continued

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