Smoke from Canadian wildfires now covers millions of square miles — and is visible from a million miles away – ImaGeo

As of the morning of May 31, 2019, smoke from Canadian wildfires covered millions of square miles of North America. Yesterday, I published a story featuring satellite views of wildfires burning in northern Alberta: Striking satellite imagery reveals multiple wildfires blazing across northern Alberta Since then, things have gotten worse, with one blaze — the […]

NASA Announces Three Private Companies to Land Science Experiments on the Moon – D-brief

Intuitive Machines is one of three companies announced today that will land NASA science experiments on the moon within the next two years. (Credit: Intuitive Machines) During a NASA press conference Friday, Thomas Zurbuchen, associate administrator of the agency’s Science Mission Directorate, introduced the first three of nine companies awarded contracts to deliver payloads to […]

What Flavor is Your Solar System? – Out There

Pan may be the most food-like of all moons. This image taken by Cassini near the end of its mission in 2017. (Credit: NASA/JPL/SSI/Kevin M. Gill) I spend a lot of time on science Twitter. It’s a great source of breaking research news (as long as you curate your Twitter feed carefully), but also a […]

Study in Mice Says Gut Microbes Might be Directly Linked to Autism – D-brief

(Credit: PhotoUG/Shutterstock) Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) affects at least 1.7 percent of 8-year-olds in the U.S., and it can make social communication like talking and interactions with others difficult. Children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) have a hard time at school and often engage in repetitive behaviors. Now, researchers show the collection of bacteria and […]

Ammonia on Pluto’s Surface Points to Liquid Water Underground – D-brief

Signs of ammonia on Pluto’s surface may hint at liquid water underground. (Credit: NASA/JHUAPL/SWRI) The New Horizons spacecraft, which flew past Pluto in 2015, is still making new findings. Most recently, researchers used its data to find traces of ammonia on Pluto’s surface. Intriguingly, the ammonia lines up with a cracked region called Virgil Fossae, […]

A PTSDodgy Genetic Test – Neuroskeptic

A dubious paper just published in Molecular Neurobiology makes the suggestion that all military recruits should be offered genetic testing to assess their risk of PTSD. According to the authors, Kenneth Blum et al., We hypothesize that, even before combat, soldiers with a childhood background of violence (or with a familial susceptibility risk) would benefit […]

Five UFO Traits, Seen by Navy Fighters, Defy Explanation

Called the ‘5 observables’ by a former Pentagon investigator, they include hypersonic speed, erratic movement and the ability to fly without wings.      You know a UFO has earned its “unidentified” status when cockpit transcripts from elite Navy fighter jets include this frantic pilot exclamation: “Holy s___, what is that?” When Luis Elizondo ran […]

UFO Encounter Interview Clips with Navy Pilots from History’s Unidentified

Alejandro Rojas is a radio host for Open Minds Radio, editor and contributing writer for Open Minds magazine as well as For several years Alejandro was the official spokesperson for the Mutual UFO Network as the Director of Public Education. As a UFO/Paranormal researcher and journalist, Alejandro has spent many hours in the field […]

Antarctic Press to Publish Trump’s Space Force!

Antarctic Press just released their April solicitations and it includes Trump’s Space Force by writer Chuck Dixon, artist Timothy Lim, and colorist Brett R. Smith. Trump’s Space Force was originally crowdfunded on IndieGoGo and raised over $72,000 from 1605 backers. The original goal for the campaign was $15,000. However, the Antarctic Press version of the book will […]