The Pentagon and Congress Expand the Military’s UAP Investigative and Reporting Powers

July 29, 2022
The Pentagon has established a new office tasked with investigating unidentified aerial phenomena, the All-domain Anomaly Resolution Office (AARO). The AARO will replace the Airborne Object Identification and Management Synchronization Group (AOIMSG), established just last November, and is intended to expand... continued

Climate Watch: What Can We Do to Save our World? (Hint: It’s not Hard or Expensive and We can do It Right Now)

July 24, 2022
I have updated Climate Watch, and I am publishing part of the update here because it departs significantly from previous updates in that includes practical ideas that can be used right now to make significant and useful changes that will... continued

Europe and the US are Sweltering Under Deadly Heat Waves—With More to Come

July 21, 2022
Western Europe is baking under the effects of an intense heat wave that is producing not only record-breaking temperatures—including the first time in history that London, UK, has hit 40°C (104°F)—but also major wildfires across the continent. Similar conditions are... continued

How Crystals and Cosmic Rays Extend the Age of Humanity’s Ancestors by More Than One Million Years

July 19, 2022
Through analysis of particles from space scientists may have pushed back the age of some of the oldest-known fossils of one of humanity's early ancestors, the hominid known as Australopithecus, by more than one million years. This discovery stands to... continued

NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope’s Stunning First Images

July 15, 2022
On July 12, NASA released the first full images captured by the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), offering a deeper, more detailed look at a quintet of celestial phenomena. Aside from being 100 times more sensitive than the Hubble Space... continued

WHO Calls for Investigation Into Lab-leak as Possible Coronavirus Origin

July 13, 2022
The World Health Organization group tasked with tracking down the origin of the coronavirus responsible for the COVID-19 pandemic is strongly recommending that a deeper investigation be made into the possibility that the SARS-CoV-2 virus may have been released into... continued

The End of an Era: NASA Announces the Shutdown of Interstellar Voyager Probes

July 11, 2022
NASA has announced that after nearly a half-century of studying the outer reaches of the Solar System—and beyond—the Voyager 1 and Voyager 2 space probes will be shut down over the course of the next few years. Although both probes... continued

Recent Findings Regarding Convergent Evolution May Mean Many of Our Evolutionary Trees Are Wrong

July 8, 2022
The evolutionary trees that we use to define the relationships between different species could be very wrong, according to researchers that study the genetic connections between various species, both contemporary and extinct. These extended family trees connecting all living things... continued

A Hungry Jupiter May Have Cannibalized Many of the Solar System’s Early Planets

July 6, 2022
A recent study has revealed that the planet Jupiter devoured numerous smaller planets in the early days of the Solar System's formation. This apparent cannibalism of its young siblings now sets to rest at least one debate regarding the formation... continued

A Baby Mammoth Has Been Recovered From the Arctic, Only the Second Such Find in History

July 1, 2022
A well-preserved woolly mammoth calf has been excavated in the Canadian Arctic, the first time such a discovery has been made in North America, and only the second baby mammoth to be recovered in the world, an event that is... continued