2018 might be an Earthquake-Heavy Year

December 5, 2017
An increase in the number of devastating earthquakes around the world is being predicted for 2018, according to the University of Colorado's Roger Bilham and Rebecca Bendick of the University of Montana. The two geologists have made a detailed study... continued

DARPA’s New Device can Boost the Brain’s Learning Ability by 40 Percent

December 3, 2017
A new, non-invasive technique has been developed by researchers working for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) that can boost the brain's cognitive ability by up to 40 percent. The international team, working under DARPA’s Restoring Active Memory (RAM)... continued

A Village in India is being Plagued by Mysterious Sheep Mutilations

December 1, 2017
Mysterious sheep mutilations have been occurring in the Niali region of India, with over 180 animals being killed since last June. The afflicted sheep are reportedly found with their livers removed, and although government officials are blaming the attacks on... continued

Microbes from Outer Space have been Found on the ISS

November 30, 2017
In a recent interview with Russian News Service TASS, cosmonaut Anton Shkaplerov discussed the presence of microbes that were found on the outside of the hull of the International Space Station, that were not present after the launch of the... continued

Does Evolution Progress at a Snail’s Pace, or can it Leap Forward Rapidly?

November 29, 2017
A new study that documented rapid changes in the physiology of snail kites in the Florida Everglades has prompted researchers to question exactly how fast evolution can occur in a longer-lived animal – in this case: instead of occurring over... continued

Could Peculiar Signals from 234 Stars be from Extraterrestrial Civilizations?

November 28, 2017
A Canadian physics professor claims that he has uncovered evidence of communication from 234 extraterrestrial civilizations, in the form of signals that are encoded in the emanations of stars much like our own Sun. In analyzing the composition of the... continued

The Phenomenon of Mysterious Booms Continue Worldwide

November 25, 2017
The phenomenon of mysterious booms is continuing around the world, with the sound of unexplained explosions being reported from locales as diverse as Michigan, Lapland, St Ives, Swansea and Yorkshire. Booms reported by residents of six counties in Alabama have... continued

The Solar System’s First Interstellar Visitor, ‘Oumuamua, is Red… and Cigar-Shaped?

November 23, 2017
New observations of the Solar System's first known interstellar asteroid, A/2017 U1, has revealed new and unusual information regarding our visitor from afar, including its size, color -- and that it is shaped like a cigar. Using the European Southern... continued

La Niña is here, but how will it affect our Winter?

November 22, 2017
La Niña conditions are currently forming in the Pacific Ocean, however forecasters expect that if these conditions persist through the winter, this will only be a mild episode, compared to La Niña that have occurred in the past. La Niña,... continued

8,000 Year-Old Petroglyph might be the World’s Oldest Image of Hunting Dogs, complete with Leashes

November 21, 2017
Researchers have found what may be the earliest depiction of dogs hunting alongside a human companion in Saudi Arabia, in a sandstone carving believed to be more than 8,000 years old. The human is armed with a bow and arrow,... continued