A Billion Years of Earth’s Geological History Is Missing, but Researchers May Have Found Out Where It Went

February 2, 2022
Up to a billion years worth of history is missing from the Earth's geological record, with long spans of ancient rock strata having been seemingly erased from their subterranean resting places. Although the cause behind the missing layers has been... continued

A Powerful Ancient Solar Storm Might Be a Warning for Modern Space Weather

January 31, 2022
Researchers have discovered what may have been a powerful solar storm that occurred nearly 9,200 years ago that may have been two orders of magnitude stronger than anything recorded in the modern era. Aside from the apparent sheer strength of... continued

2021’s Extreme Heat Continues to Fuel Deadly Weather Patterns

January 29, 2022
When it comes to how climate change affected the Earth's average surface temperature in 2021, there's good news and bad news: the good news is that 2021 was only the sixth hottest year on record, roughly tying with 2018. The... continued

The James Webb Space Telescope Has Been Successfully Unpacked and Is Now in Position

January 27, 2022
The James Webb Space Telescope has successfully reached its orbital position nearly one million miles from Earth, following the weeks-long delicate and complicated procedure required to unfold the spacecraft into its proper operating configuration. With an ability to see deeper... continued

Modern Humans Are at Least 300,000 Years Old, According to a New Discovery in Ethiopia

January 24, 2022
The more precise dating of a key geological formation at a paleoanthropological site in Ethiopia has bolstered the notion that modern humans are far older than previously assumed, being well established as a species as far back as 300,000 years... continued

Can an Interstellar Probe of Our Own Catch Up to ʻOumuamua?

January 21, 2022
A UK-based nonprofit organization has proposed a mission to explore the Solar System's first known interstellar visitor, the strange object called ʻOumuamua, via an ambitious long-range probe that would take decades to reach the enigmatic voyager. The proposal, called "Project Lyra"... continued

A Once-In-A-Millennium Event: Tonga Volcanic Eruption Destroys Island

January 18, 2022
In what is being described as a once-in-a-millennium event, Tonga's Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai volcano erupted on January 15, obliterating the island and generating a minor, yet deadly, tsunami. Before the eruption, Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apai was a seamount with a peak that rose only 120 meters... continued

A Danish Tardigrade Becomes the First Quantum-Entangled Organism

January 14, 2022
An international team of researchers may have produced the first animal known to have been put into a quantum state while alive, by incorporating a tiny tardigrade into a quantum circuit. In 2017 a quantum research team found that certain photosynthetic... continued

Antarctica’s ‘Doomsday Glacier’ Could Collapse Within the Decade; Boaty McBoatface Investigates

January 13, 2022
New research from an international team of scientists estimates that Antarctica's massive Thwaites Glacier is in danger of collapsing in its entirety by the end of the decade. Such an event would hike sea levels around the world by more... continued

An Unidentified Neurological Illness Is Spreading in Canada’s Atlantic Region

January 10, 2022
A mysterious progressive neurological illness appears to be spreading in two areas along the east coast of the Canadian province of New Brunswick, according to an anonymous source working with the public health authority in the region. Although the condition,... continued