Chinese Scientists to Put AI in Your Smartphone

April 28, 2017
Two scientists from China have recently received a major amount of funding to develop their deep-learning, artificial intelligence processor. The funding comes from the Chinese Academy of Sciences, who allocated 10 million yuan ($1.4 million USD), with the expectation that... continued

Astronomers Find a Purple Light in the Sky, and call it ‘Steve’

April 25, 2017
Astronomers at Canada's University of Calgary have revealed a previously-uncatalogued, purple-colored luminous phenomenon in the sky, found through observations made by citizen scientists, and confirmed by satellite data. The phenomenon consists of a lighted band or ribbon that stretches across... continued

Astronaut Gordon Cooper’s Space Maps are being used to Find Sunken Treasure

April 22, 2017
Professional treasure hunter Darrell Miklos is currently organizing a series of treasure hunts, searching for sunken Spanish ships that may have been carrying gold plundered from the Americas. Filming the expeditions for a docu-series that will be shown on the... continued

2016 Records a Decline in Carbon Dioxide Emissions in the U.S.

April 21, 2017
According to data released by the U.S. Department of Energy, carbon emissions from power generating plants in the United States fell by five percent last year, in addition to a five percent drop seen earlier in 2015. This decrease is... continued

Global Warming Forces an Arctic River to Dramatically Change Course

April 20, 2017
Scientists have announced that a river in northern Canada has been dramatically re-routed due to the effects of global warming. Meltwater from the Yukon territory's Kaskawulsh glacier, formerly flowing north into the Yukon River via the Slims River, now flows... continued

China is Testing the EM Drive Aboard the Tiangong-2 Space Station

April 19, 2017
In the escalating space-race that has been re-kindled between the world's spacefaring nations, the controversial EM Drive could be taking a leading role in propelling new spacecraft through the cosmos, as China has not only successfully tested their own version... continued

A New DNA-Based Search for the Loch Ness Monster is being Launched

April 18, 2017
A university professor from New Zealand is planning to put our modern knowledge of genetics to work in solving a decades-old mystery: does the Loch Ness Monster, nicknamed 'Nessie', actually exist? The University of Otago's Professor Neil Gemmell is proposing... continued

New Research into Developing Intuition and Precognition is being Conducted by the U.S. Navy

April 15, 2017
Unknown Country readers are well-versed in the comings and goings of the various psychic research programs conducted by branches of the U.S. military. In addition to these programs, it turns out that the United States Navy is currently conducting a... continued

Food for Lifeforms has been Found on Saturn’s Moon, Enceladus

April 14, 2017
NASA has announced that they have confirmation that Saturn's moon Enceladus has a food source that could support potential microbial lifeforms. This crucial ingredient accompanies Enceladus' grocery list of elements needed to support life: carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen, oxygen, organic molecules,... continued

Four New Candidates for Planet Nine have been Discovered

April 13, 2017
Four possible candidates for the elusive Planet Nine have been discovered, following an intense, three-day search involving approximately 60,000 amateur astronomers, coordinated through a Zooniverse citizen science project by Siding Spring Observatory at Australian National University (ANU). In addition, the... continued