President Obama talks climate change and environmental stewardship – LIVE BLOG

LIVE coverage of President Obama’s address to the Pacific Island Conference of Leaders 5:50 PM: Aloha Discover readers! I’m here in the press pool at the University of Hawaii’s East West Center, ready to hear President Obama remark on the expansion of the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument. Stay tuned for live coverage of the event! 6:00 PM: Want to […]

Reflecting on decades of exoplanets

Three decades ago, the only planets that we had ever seen were those in our solar system. Then two decades ago, humankind knew of a dozen planets orbiting stars other than the Sun. These types of worlds became known as exoplanets. At that time, I was in high school and I was already hooked on […]

216. Free Show: Sam Maranto

Alejandro Rojas talks about the MUFON Symposium in Florida as well as some UFO cases, repeat guest Sam Maranto comes on to discuss the Fatima 1917 mass sighting, as well as other mass sightings, Tinley Park, O’Hare Incident and UFOs in Illinois. Show Notes

216. Free Show: Sam Maranto

Alejandro Rojas talks about the MUFON Symposium in Florida as well as some UFO cases, repeat guest Sam Maranto comes on to discuss the Fatima 1917 mass sighting, as well as other mass sightings, Tinley Park, O’Hare Incident and UFOs in Illinois. Show Notes

Strong Alien signal coming from nearby sunlike star sets SETI on alarm

SETI researchers are buzzing about a strong spike in radio signals that seemed to come from the direction of a sunlike star in the constellation Hercules, known as HD 164595. The signal conceivably fits the profile for an intentional transmission from an extraterrestrial source – but it could also be a case of earthly radio […]

Snapping Slo-Mo Sneezes for Science

We humans are walking clouds of bacteria, traveling in our own effluvium as we pinball among our day-to-day activities, cross-pollinating our family and friends with our own microbial flora. But what about sneezing, one of man’s sillier bodily functions, and one that seems tailor-made for direct inoculation of friend and foe? This protective reflex that […]

About That ‘Promising’ SETI Signal…

It’s easy for the public to get excited about the thinnest hints of anything alien. After all, there are dozens of “Earth-like” planets (which aren’t confirmed to be anything like us) and there’s that “alien megastructure” star (which is probably comets or a very strange variable star.) So when news hit this week of a potential […]

Lightning’s Strange Physics Still Stump Scientists

Every day on this planet, roughly 4 to 8 million bolts of electricity the width of a finger connect heaven to earth, discharging a current of 30,000 amperes and heating the air to 18,000 degrees Fahrenheit. It’s no wonder ancient cultures believed lightning was the chosen weaponry of pissed-off gods. You’ve probably seen the grizzly […]

Lightning’s Strange Physics Still Stump Scientists

Every day on this planet, roughly 4 to 8 million bolts of electricity the width of a finger connect heaven to earth, discharging a current of 30,000 amperes and heating the air to 18,000 degrees Fahrenheit. It’s no wonder ancient cultures believed lightning was the chosen weaponry of pissed-off gods. You’ve probably seen the grizzly […]

The Remarkably Simple Way This Picture Frame Slows Down Time

A designer picture frame seems to bend reality: Everything inside it moves in slow motion, seemingly defying the laws of physics. But, as with most mysteries, there’s more than meets the eye. Or, put more accurately, there’s more than meets the brain. When Fast Becomes Slow Jeff Lieberman, a designer and engineer, created an analog version […]

The End of Traffic Jams

Being stuck in miles of halted traffic is not a relaxing way to start or finish a summer holiday. And as we crawl along the road, our views blocked by by slow-moving roofboxes and caravans, many of us will fantasize about a future free of traffic jams. As a mathematician and motorist, I view traffic […]

The End of Traffic Jams

Being stuck in miles of halted traffic is not a relaxing way to start or finish a summer holiday. And as we crawl along the road, our views blocked by by slow-moving roofboxes and caravans, many of us will fantasize about a future free of traffic jams. As a mathematician and motorist, I view traffic […]

Radio Signal Sparks Alien Life Speculation | VIDEO

      (CNN)Astronomers engaged in the search for extraterrestrial intelligence (SETI) are training their instruments on a star around 94 light years from Earth after a very strong signal was detected by a Russian telescope. James GriffithsCNN8-30-16 An international team of researchers is now examining the radio signal and its star, HD 164595 — […]