The USAF’s X-37B Spaceplane Returns after its 718-Day Secret Mission

May 12, 2017
The United States Air Force's experimental X-37B unmanned spaceplane returned to Earth on May 7, 2017, after a record-breaking 718-day stay in orbit: However, little is publicly known about the craft's secret mission. Initially created by NASA in 1999, the... continued

A New Archaeological Find may mean Humans have been in North America Ten Times Longer than Previously Assumed

May 11, 2017
Mainstream science's assumption that human habitation of the North American continent began toward the end of the last ice age, about 13,000 years ago, when the ice sheets that covered the northern end of the continent began to recede, allowing... continued

SETI’s Breakthrough Listen Project has found 11 Signals that may have come from Extraterrestrials

May 6, 2017
A researcher with the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI) has announced that their Breakthrough Listen project has discovered eleven new signals that are being investigated as transmissions that may have originated from intelligent sources. In addition, the data from these... continued

New Breakthrough may make Consumer-Grade Solar Cells Four Times More Powerful

May 5, 2017
An engineering research team in Japan has developed a new solar cell that may be able to raise the efficiency of photovoltaic cells above 50 percent, and theoretically as high as 63 percent under certain conditions. This is important as... continued

What Does the Fox Say? Astronomical Carvings on Göbekli Tepe’s Megaliths Indicate a Major Comet Impact 13,000 Years Ago

May 4, 2017
Continuing its persistent tradition of being a thorn in the side of mainstream archaeology, the ancient megalithic site at Göbekli Tepe has offered researchers what may be documentary evidence that the Earth was struck by a comet 13,000 years ago,... continued

A New El Niño may be Warming Up for Later in 2017

May 3, 2017
The World Meteorological Organization is forecasting a possible return of the El Niño phenomenon to the Pacific Ocean later this year, hot on the heels of the 2015-2016 back-to-back El Niño events, with only a short-lived, milquetoast La Niña cooling... continued

A Solar Storm may have Caused This Month’s Power Failures

April 30, 2017
A series of power outages across the continent that occurred on April 21 may have been caused by a geomagnetic storm. Coordinated cyberattacks were initially blamed for the events, although a fire caused by an overloaded circuit breaker in one... continued

The Surprise Discovery of Antarctica’s Massive Meltwater Network, and the Increasing Instability of its Largest Ice Shelf

April 29, 2017
The results of two new studies regarding Antarctic glaciers have been released, and the results of each shocked the researchers conducting them, including the first on-site survey of the Totten Ice Shelf, and the first large-scale survey of the Antarctic... continued

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