UFO TV News Report: “The truth about UFOs and the US government”

11 January 2018 (Fox News, New York City, New York) Fox News interviews investigative journalist and UFO author and researcher Leslie Kean. Kean talks about the U.S. Department of Defense’s UFO programme, the Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program (ran from 2007 to 2012), UFO evidence and the 7 November 2006 Chicago O’Hare International Airport UFO incident. […]

Suppressing a Sneeze Could Rupture Your Throat

Attempting to contain a sneeze could be a recipe for disaster. A 34-year-old patient visited a hospital in the United Kingdom complaining of an extremely sore throat and a dramatic voice change after attempting to suppress a sneeze by pinching his nose and closing his mouth. He told doctors he felt a popping sensation in […]

Surfers 3 Times More Likely to Harbor Dangerous Bacteria

British surfers are coming back from the beach with more than good vibes. A study from University of Exeter researchers found the surfers had levels of antibiotic-resistant bacteria that were three times higher than those who didn’t hang ten. It’s likely the result of ingesting seawater laden with bacteria from sewage and run-off, they say, […]

Google App Matches Your Face With Famous Art

People are matching their faces with famous art — and some of the results are hilarious. They’re using the Google Arts & Culture app, which uses image recognition to scour art collections from more than 1,200 museums, galleries and institutions across the world. The app has been around since 2016, but recently updated to include a […]

SciStarter’s Top 10 Projects of 2017 are here!

What a year it has been! We now have more than 50,000 active members participating in over 1,700 projects on SciStarter. We can’t wait to see what 2018 brings. From neurons to whales and everything in between, the 2017 Top 10 Projects are as varied and diverse as their participants. Thanks for making it such […]

It Took 83 Engines to Get to the Moon

The first time the Saturn V launched in November of 1967, ceiling tiles in the nearby studio where Walter Cronkite was reporting from live fell to the floor. The power of the five F-1 engines was astonishing, and their combined 7.5 million pounds of thrust hasn’t yet been matched. But there were more engines than just those […]

This Tycoon’s Secret Radar Lab Helped Win WWII

Scientists and engineers who worked for MIT’s Radiation Laboratory had a saying about World War II: The atomic bomb may have ended the war, but radar won it. A new PBS documentary makes the case for that bold statement by telling the story of Alfred Lee Loomis, a founder of the Radiation Lab and a millionaire Wall Street tycoon who directed the U.S. government’s […]

Machines Best Humans in Stanford’s Grueling Reading Test

The ability to read and understand a passage of text underpins the pursuit of knowledge, and was once a uniquely human cognitive activity. But 2018 marks the year that, by one measure, machines surpassed humans’ reading comprehension abilities. Both Alibaba and Microsoft recently tested their respective artificial neural networks with The Stanford Question Answering Dataset […]

400-year-old Greenland shark is oldest vertebrate animal

Shark, which would have reached sexual maturity at around 150 years, sets new record for longevity as biologists finally develop method to determine age. She was born during the reign of James I, was a youngster when René Descartes set out his rules of thought and the great fire of London raged, saw out her […]

Meet Caihong Juji: The Shimmering Show-Off Feathered Dinosaur

Ooh, shiny! The newest dinosaur on the paleoscene is more than a little eye-catching: Researchers believe the duck-sized Caihong juji was rocking iridescent feathers on its head, wings and tail. If it was indeed so fancy, it’s the earliest example in the fossil record of such shimmering finery. Formally described today, C. juji was discovered […]