Japan Has Successfully Landed The First Ever Rovers On An Asteroid

Two rovers sent to the surface of an asteroid by a Japanese spacecraft have landed successfully, a thrilling moment in the history of space exploration. Called Rover 1A and 1B, together known as Minerva II-1, the two rovers were released by the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency’s (JAXA) Hayabusa-2 spacecraft on Friday 21 September. Following a descent lasting […]

Scientists Get the Green Light to Resurrect the Dead With Stem Cells

Bioquark, a biotech company based in the United States, has been given the go-ahead to begin research on 20 brain-dead patients, in an attempt to stimulate and regrow neurons and, literally, bring the patients back from the dead. The technique is new and untested so the study will likely be controversial.  By implanting stem cells in the patient’s […]

Soldiers Were Attacked By UFO, Suffer Ill Effects During Korean War

Theories range from high-tech Soviet death rays to extraterrestrials studying human combat to combat-stress-induced hallucinations.      In May 1951, one year into the Korean War, PFC Francis P. Wall and his regiment found themselves stationed near Chorwon, about 60 miles north of Seoul. As they were preparing to bombard a nearby village with artillery, […]

AURA Statement: ‘Criminal Activity’ Forced Closure of Sunspot Solar Observatory at Sacramento Peak, New Mexico

Sunspot Solar Observatory is transitioningback to regular operations as of September 17th      On September 6th, the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy (AURA) and the National Science Foundation (NSF) made the decision to temporarily vacate the Sunspot Solar Observatory at Sacramento Peak, New Mexico as By aura-astronomy.org9-16-18 a precautionary measure while addressing […]

Why Talk of Aliens was Sparked by Mysterious Closure of Solar Observatory

Mysterious goings-on at a New Mexico solar observatory have been hot news. Had astronomers found a lethal solar flare, or even signs of alien life?      Out-of-this-world explanations got lots of traction when New Mexico facility suddenly shut down. For the past two weeks, mysterious goings-on at a New Mexico By Seth Shostakwww.seti.org9-21-18 solar […]

Huge bridge-like structure appears in photo of the Moon

On September 19, 2018 Tara Anderson who studies Physical Sciences at University of Southern Queensland, Australia has captured a very strange structure on the Moon. Normally with this type of photos, you see craters or rock formations on the edge of the moon but this object clearly stands out above the moon surface. Some people […]

Researchers Have Finally Found Human Skeletal Stem Cells – D-brief

A small bone structure that developed from human skeletal stem cells. Blue coloring indicates cartilage, brown represents bone marrow and yellow shows bone. (Credit: Chan and Longaker et al.) If only we could regrow our broken bones like Harry Potter, Skele-gro style. Or, at the very least, heal up like a limb-regenerating newt. Alas, we […]

Neanderthal Brains: Bigger, Not Necessarily Better – The Crux

Neanderthal skulls (left) were on average slightly larger and differently shaped and than modern human skulls (right). (Credit: Weaver, Roseman and Stringer; Journal of Human Evolution Volume 53, Issue 2, August 2007) Neanderthals had bigger brains than people today. In any textbook on human evolution, you’ll find that fact, often accompanied by measurements of endocranial […]

Patience, Peace, and Persian Leopards – The Crux

A male Persian leopard (Panthera pardus saxicolor) surveys its territory in Iran’s Golestan National Park. (Credit: Behzad Farahanchi ) Hana Raza has never seen a Persian leopard. But thanks to her, we know the big cats still roam the Zagros Mountains of Kurdistan. After four decades of war in Iraq, the species was thought to […]

The Cardiganed Fred Rogers Was Every Kid’s Cozy Comfort Zone

Editor’s Note, September 21, 2018: In honor of today’s Google Doodle recognizing Fred Rogers from Mister Roger’s Neighborhood, we’re resurfacing this article from 2001. At the outset of each episode, he zipped on that trademark sweater, inaugurating a new day on Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, the Pittsburgh-based children’s TV program that would become the longest-running series […]

Soldiers Were Attacked By UFO, Suffer Ill Effects During Korean War

Theories range from high-tech Soviet death rays to extraterrestrials studying human combat to combat-stress-induced hallucinations.      In May 1951, one year into the Korean War, PFC Francis P. Wall and his regiment found themselves stationed near Chorwon, about 60 miles north of Seoul. As they were preparing to bombard a nearby village with artillery, […]

8 Immortal Lords Ruled Earth 240000 years – Sumerian King List Unveiled

The Sumerian King List describes how a group of enlightened beings descended from heaven to rule Earth. The total length of their domination: 242,100 years – how is that possible? The Sumerian King List is an archaic stone tablet written in the Sumerian language. It gives us the names and reign lengths of the kings […]