Missing 411 and The Spontaneous Formation of Portals

On March 8th, 1994, civilians in western Michigan on the edge of Lake Michigan called 911 en masse about strange lights in the sky, described as mostly cylindrical, moving up and down in altitude, and having a vertical row of lights on them. They appeared to be coordinated, as one caller described them as moving […]

How to Explore the Stars Without Ever Leaving Home

Let’s face it, we’re not going anywhere, at least not anytime soon. Anyone who grew up on a diet of science fiction—often Star Trek or Star Wars of one generation or another—has at some point felt the longing for actual, real-world interstellar travel. Then come the hard doses of adult reality. We have no remotely […]

The Expedition to Heaven on Earth

Baker Perry is a man at the top of his field. That’s not a professional judgement, it’s a simple statement of fact. Perry studies weather and climate at extreme high altitudes at Appalachian State University in North Carolina. As part of his field work, he has installed meteorology stations in some truly rarefied locations, including […]

The Strange Case of the Homeopathic Sex Enhancer

A recent retraction of a paper in the International Journal of Impotence Research leads down a rabbit-hole of pseudoscience. The paper in question was published in 2013. In this article, authors Chu et al. studied the effectiveness of a compound called “Impaza,” which they hoped would enhance erectile function in male rats. They reported that […]

What Is Dexamethasone? About the Life-Saving Drug Repurposed for Coronavirus

Sometimes, old drugs find a new purpose. A widely available steroid called dexamethasone might hold the potential to save a lot of lives that otherwise would be lost to coronavirus. Preliminary results released from a randomized and controlled clinical trial involving more than 6,000 patients found that administering dexamethasone significantly reduced deaths among those with […]

Roswell’s UFO Festival (2020) To Go On Virtually

     The COVID-19 pandemic has forced some of the biggest events in New Mexico to cancel. The UFO Festival was scheduled to take place this weekend before it was canceled. However, Roswell is still going forward with a different kind of festival. By Corey King www.krqe.com 6-29-20 “I’m just really blown away by the […]

How Enceladus Got Its Stripes

Few moons in the solar system engender so much excitement as Saturn’s tiny Enceladus. It likely harbors a liquid water ocean beneath a crust of ice. That crust isn’t thick enough in some places to completely seal away that liquid and jets of ice were spotted by NASA’s Cassini orbiter during its tenure spinning around […]

This Online Dashboard Reveals Our Carbon Dioxide Emissions Every Day

Global heating is an existential threat to humanity. As carbon dioxide pours into our atmosphere, temperatures increase, sea levels rise, diseases spread, food crops fail and so on. The biggest carbon emissions come from fossil fuel burning and cement manufacture. But without knowing how much fuel is burnt and how much cement is made every […]

Unsolved Mystery “FASTWALKERS”

On March 8th, 1994, civilians in western Michigan on the edge of Lake Michigan called 911 en masse about strange lights in the sky, described as mostly cylindrical, moving up and down in altitude, and having a vertical row of lights on them. They appeared to be coordinated, as one caller described them as moving […]

Luis Elizondo Responds to The Senate’s Vote on UFOs – VIDEO

     The former head of the Pentagon’s UFO program (AATIP), Luis Elizondo, appeared on the Tucker Carlson show, with guest host Brian Kilmeade to offer his views of the recent news By Fox News 6-26-20 concerning the Senate Intelligence Committee’s vote to publicize classified UFO data. Brian Kilmeade: Luis, if the Senate gets what […]

How Milton Glaser Came to Design the Iconic Poster of Bob Dylan

Editor’s note, June 28, 2020: Graphic designer Milton Glaser died on Friday, June 26, 2020, on his 91st birthday. In 2010, we explored one of Glaser’s most famous creations: the Bob Dylan poster now in the collections of the Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum. In the art world, posters occupy a middle ground between paintings and […]