Red Planet Rising: Mars Shines Brighter Than It Has in Years

1 week ago - If you want to see Mars at its best, now's your time: This month, the Red Planet looks bigger and brighter than it has for the past six years. That may sound like the Great Mars Hoax — the occasional (and totally false) claim that Mars will loom as big as the moon in the night ...

Mythical El Chupacabra finally captured?

1 week ago - A Texas family claims they've captured the elusive "chupacabra," a mythical creature that supposedly attacks livestock. According to legend, chupacabras suck the blood of cows and goats. Although there's never been real evidence the creature exists, sightings of chupacabras have ... 7

How the Internet has ruined your brain for serious reading

1 week ago - According to Maryanne Wolf, a cognitive neuroscientist at Tufts University and one of the world's foremost authorities on the study of reading, the superficial manner in which we read material online is making it difficult for us understand works that require more than a momentary ... 1

The riddle of the Voynich Manuscript

1 week ago - The 'ancient' manuscript possibly penned by a bookseller and a spy. The puzzling - and thus far indecipherable - nature of an old manuscript has confounded some of the world's greatest cryptologists. Is there truly a code to break, or is it all an elaborate hoax? ...

6 Incredibly common misconceptions about Psychopaths

1 week ago - Popular culture has offered some flamboyant, unrealistic images of the psychopath: the giggling, twitchy maniac; the silent, masked slasher; the snobbish, culturally refined, highly intelligent cannibal and--depending on how much you like your job--your boss. Another potentially ...

Fukushima: They Knew - The Fukushima story you didn't hear on CNN

1 week ago - I've seen a lot of sick stuff in my career, but this was sick on a new level. Here was the handwritten log kept by a senior engineer at the nuclear power plant: Wiesel was very upset. He seemed very nervous. Very agitated. . . . In fact, the plant was riddled with problems ...

Scientists invent injectable oxygen that keeps you alive without breathing

1 week ago - Oxygen is great, you guys - it's pretty important to sustaining organic life and does particularly great things for us humans. The small caveat, though, is that we need to be able to breathe in order to make use of our atmospheric oxygen; if you can't - a collapsed lung or blocked ... 2

Plane Search Shows World's Oceans Are Full of Trash

1 week ago - Before Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 went missing, sea trash was not a global headliner. But as hundreds of objects sighted off the Australian coast as possible aircraft debris turn out to be discarded fishing equipment, cargo container parts, or plastic shopping bags, a new ... 2

Sealed for a century: 'Time capsule' from soldier who died on the Somme opened

1 week ago - Private Edward Ambrose, from Hertfordshire, was killed on the Somme, just days he arrived at the front in 1916After a telegram telling of his death, his last belongings were sent back from the trenches to his heartbroken parentsBut the family left the case unopened, finding its ... 2

UFO suspicions still cloud disappearance of Frederick Valentich

1 week ago - The mystery of what became of pilot Frederick Valentich who disappeared mid-flight off the Victorian coast 36 years ago while telling air traffic control he was being followed by a UFO might never be solved. But recently unearthed papers do shed some light on the bizarre ...

Bio-luminescent deep sea creatures may shed light on next generation of medical imaging

1 week ago - In July, a team of scientists organised by the American Museum of Natural History will dive 300 metres below the Atlantic Ocean's surface about 160km off the coast of New England. Among their goals: to find bioluminescent creatures - such as the dinoflagellates that make their own ...

The shades of the hunt for the Skinwalker? Mysterious UFO appears on Mississippi trail camera

1 week ago - Owners of a trail camera were perplexed when they discovered it had taken photos of strange lights on the night of February 16. Rainer and Edith Shattles live on 150 acres in the Cumbest Bluff area of Jackson County, Mississippi. They have trail cameras set up around the property ...

Scientists debunk fears of a Yellowstone eruption over viral video

1 week ago - A bison herd stampeding through Yellowstone National Park is not proof of an upcoming volcanic eruption, geologists and park officials have said, despite a recent viral video that implies the animals' instincts tipped them off to an upcoming disaster. The video was posted online ... 3

Strange Coincidence? - Malaysian Airlines Plane Replica Stored at Ben Gurion Airport

1 week ago - The missing plane had a tail number of 9M-MRO. The one at Tel Aviv has tail number 9M-MRI. Christopher Bollyn appears to have been the first to write about this latest "conspiracy", suggesting that the plane at Tel Aviv is a "duplicate" that may be used at some point in the ... 2

Weird magnetic anomaly reveals ancient tectonic crash

1 week ago - The east coast of North America was once as wild as the West, with massive mountains rising between colliding tectonic plates, volcanoes belching lava and giant faults slicing the crust. That's because millions of years ago, eastern North America was part of Gondwana and ...

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