Cringeworthy Dental Procedures of Ancient Times

Most people don’t enjoy going to the dentist. There’s just something off-putting about having your mouth wide open while someone’s scratching and scraping your precious chompers. But at least dentists can give you Novocain to make your mouth go numb for the more intense procedures. You were born in the best of times, because for […]

How Mantis Shrimp Punch So Hard Without Hurting Themselves

Oftentimes, throwing a punch at something (or someone) ends up hurting the hand behind it more than anything else. Bruised skin, sore knuckles and even cracked wrists can result from an ill-fated punch, and that’s just with human-level strength. Just imagine what it’s like to be a mantis shrimp. One-punch Crustacean Mantis shrimp might just be the […]

A Black Hole ‘Double Burps’

Supermassive black holes reside at the center of most, if not all, massive (and possibly low-mass) galaxies. They range in size from millions to billions of solar masses, and they can eat voraciously or not at all, depending on their surroundings. But one thing is clear: Black holes don’t have very good table manners, as a […]

Fart-Sniffing Pill Reveals Secrets of the Gut

Your nose, mouth, skin pores and…other…body holes each serve their unique functions. But most of them also double as biological exhaust pipes, spewing gaseous byproducts of the myriad internal chemical reactions keeping you alive. And, just as we measure emissions form our internal-combustion vehicles, advances in medical technology make it easier to analyze the gases […]

Navy Pilot, Who Chased A UFO, Says ‘We Should Take Them Seriously’

     David Fravor is a recognizable type. Affable, neatly dressed, with a men’s regular haircut and semi-rimless glasses, he’s a retired military man who works as a consultant in the Boston area. He could be standing in front of you in a Starbucks line and you wouldn’t notice him at all. By Martin Finucane […]

Waneta Hoyt: The Serial Killer Paper

I just learned about a truly remarkable case in which a doctor apparently wrote a paper about a serial killer who murdered her five children – without realizing what had happened. It’s an old case, but it doesn’t seem to be widely known today. The paper is called Prolonged apnea and the sudden infant death […]

O’Hare UFO Eye Witness Appears in Silhouette on CNN | VIDEO (Redux)

     Mainstream media’s interest in the “O’Hare UFO Incident” hasn’t waned yet; the latest to jump in on the UFO bandwagon was/is Anderson Cooper of “Anderson Cooper 360°” aired by CNN. Interesting to note that on CNN’s web-site for Cooper’s show, it’s described as follows: “ . . . a fast-moving, surprising and provocative […]

Pulsars Could Guide Autonomous Spacecraft of the Future

Although it’s possible for space missions to communicate data with Earth, the process is anything but fast. Voyager 1, for example, takes about 19 hours to send a signal back to Earth, and that lag only increases as the spacecraft gets further away.  For truly long-term, deep space missions, the significant amount of time it […]

The Professional UFO Skeptic Who Believed in Aliens

‘The Close Encounters Man’ tells the unlikely story of how the government’s astrophysicist debunker became the phenomenon’s most expert defender. If you’re jonesing for an extraterrestrial, you should check out The Close Encounters Man by Mark O’Connell. O’Connell, a writer for Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and founder of the UFO blog High Strangeness, set out to write “a UFO book […]

Bill Nye Wants to Save the World and Make You Less Stupid, Too

The Science Guy talks about his new Netflix show, saluting Buzz Aldrin, and why going to Mars is potentially easier than we think. If you’ve ever wanted to see Brooklyn rapper Desiigner, supermodel Karlie Kloss, and someone dressed as a giant panda explain how climate change affects your daily life, then Bill Nye Saves the World is […]

Marine Life Can Buffer Ocean Acidity, Study Finds

One of the many consequences of rising atmospheric carbon dioxide is ocean acidification—the lowering of seawater pH as CO2 chemically reacts with dissolved ions in seawater. Scientists have found that more acidic waters are dangerous to many species, especially structure-builders like corals, and thus the potential drop in pH predicted in the future would be devastating to […]

Daily UFO Headlines 1/15/2018

It’s never aliens — until it is – Salon UNSOLVED: Baffling case of the missing miner that sparked alien abduction and KGB killing theories – The Huddersfield Daily Examiner Extraterrestrial life difficult to study with existing knowledge: NASA scientists – International Business Times Is speculation about alien life legitimate science? Or merely a distraction? – […]

Incredibly Advanced Secret Technology That They Said Did Not Exist

Find out why a lot of advanced technology is being hidden from us but used in secret and black projects around the world. First you will be introduced to the basics and a case for a “Secret Space Program” will be made. The TR-3B is a secret “black project” craft that can be flown into […]