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

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