Earth has multiple moons? Hunting for "minimoons" orbiting Earth

4 hours ago - It's an engaging thought experiment. What if Earth had multiple moons? Our world has one large natural satellite, just over a quarter the diameter, 1/50th the volume, and less than 1/80th the mass of our fair world. In fact, the Earth-Moon system has sometimes been referred to as a ...

Is this Bigfoot's footprint? Men discover evidence of mysterious six-foot-tall creature in Mississippi woods

5 hours ago - A large footprint unlike one from a human or bear has been found in the woods in Mississippi - raising suggestions that the creature it belongs to is Bigfoot. The large print was found by Peyton Lassiter in Vicksburg on August 12 - nine months after another local man, David Childers, ...

Archaeologists confirm that Stonehenge was once a complete circle

9 hours ago - Though archaeologists have long suspected that the huge neolithic stones of Stonehenge once formed a complete circle, evidence in support of the claim has remained elusive. Now, owing to a spat of dry weather, the mystery appears to have been solved. Stonehenge's current configuration ...

Mystery UFO sighting that baffled police captured on camera in Pennsylvania

19 hours ago - Unknown flashing lights from the unidentified flying object even left the local police without an explanation There is no question in Stephanie Wilkerson's mind about what she saw in the night sky this week. When a giant circle of flashing lights appeared over her Pennsylvania home, ...

The girl with three biological parents

1 day ago - Alana Saarinen loves playing golf and the piano, listening to music and hanging out with friends. In those respects, she's like many teenagers around the world. Except she's not, because every cell in Alana's body isn't like mine and yours - Alana is one of a few people in the world ...

Failed climate prediction: 'World will warm faster than predicted in next five years, study warns'

1 day ago - That now failed headline is from Duncan Clark in the Guardian. "New estimate based on the forthcoming upturn in solar activity and El Niño southern oscillation cycles is expected to silence global warming skeptics" Just a few small problems there: Let's take them one by ... 3

NASA reveals 'flurry of flares' from the Sun

1 day ago - It seems like the Sun finished August with a bit of bang. The latest footage from NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory showed a region of the Sun unleashing over half a dozen solar flares between August 25 and 26. The sun emitted a mid-level solar flare that erupted on the ... 2

The worst Ebola outbreak in history is moving into Africa's cities

2 days ago - The dreaded Ebola virus came to the children’s hospital in the form of a 4-year-old boy. His diagnosis became clear three days after he was admitted. The Ola During hospital — the nation’s only pediatric center — was forced to close its steel gates. Fear swelled. The boy ... 1

'Soul of the sun' revealed - deep neutrinos detected for the first time

2 days ago - Scientists have for the first time detected the solar neutrino particles forged in the sun's heart that are eventually emitted into the galaxy as light. More than 100 international scientists from the University of Massachusetts Amherst worked together using the Borexino detector in ... 2

Rainforest fungus capable of eating plastic pollution

2 days ago - One of the biggest problems facing the earth, plastic pollution, could soon meet its match if students at Yale University are able to breed a recently discovered plastic-eating fungus on a large scale. Plastic pollution, exemplified by the giant floating island of trash the size ... 1

Scientists Prepare to Solve Mystery of Sumerian DNA

3 days ago - The ancient Sumerians, builders of the world’s first known civilization, are a mystery to us. Settling in what we would now call southern Iraq from about 5400 BCE on, they produced a written language, a complex system of mythology, impressive architecture, and a lost world that held ... 1

'Space City' Houston UFOs Look For An Explanation

3 days ago - When UFOs fly over a metropolitan area known as "Space City," it's safe to assume explanations for the sightings also will fly. During an Aug. 11 rain storm in Houston, some odd lights were photographed above the city that's home to the Johnson Space Center, headquarters of ... 2

Row reignites over distance of Pleiades star cluster

3 days ago - The most precise measurement yet of the distance to the Pleiades star cluster is reviving a dispute that has split the astronomy community largely down a trans-Atlantic divide for the past 17 years. The latest result, from a US team using a worldwide network of radio telescopes, ... 1

What Lit up the Universe? Astronomers May be on the Brink of an Answer

3 days ago - Most scientists can see, hear, smell, touch or even taste their research. But astronomers can only study light — photons traveling billions of light-years across the cosmos before getting scooped up by an array of radio dishes or a single parabolic mirror orbiting the Earth. ...

Were the mystery Pacific lights caused by an 'energy bubble'?

4 days ago - Earlier this week a pilot and his co-pilot spotted a mysterious orange and red glow while flying over the Pacific Ocean. The strange lights baffled the pilots, with no obvious explanation available. But a Nasa researcher has told MailOnline that he thinks the answer may lie ... 1

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