Why 1 Second Is 1 Second

Just what is a second, exactly? The question has been open to interpretation ever since the first long-case grandfather clocks began marking off seconds in the mid-17th century and introduced the concept to the world at large. The answer, simply, is that a second is 1/60th of a minute, or 1/360th of an hour. But that’s […]

What Happened the Last Time Antarctica Melted?

Earlier this week, an international team of geologists and climate scientists parked their ship off the coast of West Antarctica and started drilling. Their mission: To find out why glaciers here melted millions of years ago and what that can tell us about what’s happening today. Over the next couple months, their ship, the International […]

Hunter-Gatherers Are Masters of Smell

What’s easier for you: identifying what color something is, or identifying a smell from a source you cannot see? If you’re like most people, color comes more easily. That, however, isn’t the case for all humans. According to a new study published Thursday in Current Biology, those who practice a hunter-gatherer lifestyle have an edge when it […]

Droning While Drunk Is Now Illegal in New Jersey

Alcohol affects everyone a bit differently—some people take a few sips of beer and they’re stumbling all over, while others can ingest far more and still walk straight. You see, consuming alcohol affects the brain, which can impact your coordination and ability to think clearly—both of which are important to safely operating vehicles of all kinds, […]

Even During Deep Sleep, Mouse Pupils Filter the Outside World

The eye may not be the window to the soul in the conventional sense, but it is a window into the intricate workings of the mind. The pupil of the eye fluctuates and varies a lot in humans and many mammals. If tracked during the day, the pupil will not only respond to changes in […]

You Can Do More to Combat the Flu than Just Get a Flu Shot

If you feel like this year’s flu season is a rough one, that’s because it is. CBS News recently reported that this year’s flu virus is dominated by a particularly nasty strain, H3N2, which has reached almost every corner of the country, causing prolonged illness in many and in some instances, death. The very young […]

People Keep Seeing the Mothman in Chicago

It was a normal summer night for John Amitrano, working a Friday shift as security for Chicago’s popular Logan Square hangout The Owl—but when we went outside, he saw something odd. “I saw a plane flying, but also something moving really awkwardly under it,” he told VICE. “It didn’t look like a bat so much […]

Crawling Robot Baby Bravely Explores Carpet Gunk

To find out just how your relaxed vacuuming schedule is affecting your baby’s airway, researchers built a slightly frightening robotic infant. This legless, metallic baby crawled across five wool rugs from real people’s homes in Finland. (The grounded aluminum tape covering the robot helped to minimize static during its 25 crawling sessions of 20 minutes each.) […]

Can a computer predict romantic chemistry?

Romantic attraction is complex and hard for humans to quantify. That’s why these scientists turned to machine learning to see if computers can do a better job. They asked participants to fill out a questionnaire with “more than 100 self-report measures about traits and preferences that past researchers have identified as being relevant to mate […]

Daily UFO Headlines 1/17/2018

Brooklyn Today January 17: Brooklyn Has Second Most UFO Sightings After Manhattan – Brooklyn Daily Eagle ‘Surprising’ UFO Sightings Are Skyrocketing in Italy—And These Government Files Back Them Up – Outer Places What has the U.S. government been hiding about UFOs? | Guest column – TCPalm Chasing U.F.O.s across the sky in the North Bay […]

Flash! Boom! This time a Meteor explodes over Michigan

Many people from around have witnesses mysterious bright flashes in the skies followed by sonic booms and large explosions and the cause is always a meteorite or some sort of space debris according to the official statements, but is that really the case? Here are three remarkable “Meteor” events that have taken place in recent […]

UFO News Article (Blog): “How deep will ‘the government’ go?”

16 January 2018 (De Void, Sarasota Herald-Tribune, Florida) Billy Cox writes that not one leading U.S. Department of Defense official has to date been held to account regarding the U.S. Department of Defense’s UFO programme, the Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program (ran from 2007 to 2012). Most of the article reports about UFO researcher Robert […]