Elon Musk: A Million Humans Could Live on Mars By the 2060s

Elon Musk’s new plan to have at least one million people on Mars. Have you ever wondered what it would be like to live on another planet? Would the sky still be blue? Would there still be oceans and green grass? Would there be other worldly creatures living there too? Well you’re in luck, the […]

Lonely Pair of Mystifying Space Objects Found Traversing the Void

(Inside Science) — Pluto is not a planet, according to the vast majority of astronomers. While it orbits the Sun and is mostly round, it does not orbit alone, instead traversing the solar system accompanied by several moons, including a companion almost half its size. This is the main reason for its demotion in 2006. […]

Has 2020 Ended as the Warmest Year on Record?

At the end of November, 2020 was looking like a sure bet to take the title as the warmest year on record. But during December, the planet seems to have developed other plans. This past month, unusually cool temperatures in the equatorial Pacific Ocean intensified and fanned out west of South America. That’s the fingerprint […]

The Search for Life on Mars Begins in February

On 18 February, the Mars2020 mission will touch down in a small crater called Jezero near the Martian equator. The mission includes a rover called Perseverance that will explore the area, analyze rocks and gather samples to be returned to Earth by a later mission due to fly in 2026. The mission also includes a […]

Mother Nature Sends 2020 Packing With a Bang

At the end of the season finale of his Last Week Tonight show, John Oliver ventured out of his makeshift studio and stood in front of a giant “2020” sign. He noted just how horrible the year had been and then held up what appeared to be a detonator. “Let tomorrow be about solutions,” he […]

Six Month Countdown To UFO Disclosures Started By Coronavirus Bill

     President Trump’s signature Sunday on the $2.3 trillion COVID-19 relief and government funding bill started a 180-day countdown for the Pentagon and spy agencies to say what they know about UFOs. By Steven Greenstreet & Steven Nelsonnypost.com12-29-20 President Trump’s signature Sunday on the $2.3 trillion COVID-19 relief and government funding bill started a […]

MSG Isn’t Bad For You, According to Science

Japanese chemist Kikunae Ikeda had an obsession. A flavor he couldn’t quite put his finger on kept showing up in his meals, whether he was eating cheeses and tomatoes in Germany or dashi, a broth he knew from home. After several years of investigating the savory quality, Ikeda proposed in 1909 that the sensation was […]

Forgotten Sci-Fi Movies From the Early 1990s

We may remember Independence Day, The Matrix, The Phantom Menace. But what about these forgotten 90s sci-fi films? And are any worth seeing? Think back to the science fiction cinema of the 1990s, and some of the decade’s biggest box-office hits will immediately spring to mind: The Phantom Menace, Jurassic Park, Independence Day, Men In Black, Armageddon, and Terminator 2 were all in […]

12 Million Americans Believe Lizard People Run Our Country

About 90 million Americans believe aliens exist. Some 66 million of us think aliens landed at Roswell in 1948. These are the things you learn when there’s a lull in political news and pollsters get to ask whatever questions they want. Public Policy Polling has raised weird polls to an art form. During last year’s […]

Why Is January 1 the Beginning of a New Year?

Humans throughout history have begun their years on so many different days that the alternatives, to quote late British historian A. F. Pollard,  are “almost legion.” Jan. 1 is the most familiar to Americans and most of Western civilization, and its recognition continues to grow around the world. But had the winding road of the […]

Latest Podcast: 435. Thomas Wertman

Guest Thomas Wertman, discusses his investigation over 300 cases in Ohio with one of the most interesting involving two fisherman who experienced over three and one-half hours of missing time. In addition to working Ohio cases Thomas also conducted over 230 investigations in Canada, the United Kingdom, and Puerto Rico for MUFONS Case Assistance Group. […]

Top 20 Citizen Science Projects of 2020

Citizen Science Salon is a partnership between Discover and SciStarter.org. As the pandemic reshapes learning and pushes some toward new hobbies and passions, citizen science is seeing significant growth. Thanks to nearly 100,000 registered SciStarter users and many other visitors in 2020 alone, we collectively helped scientists accelerate research about COVID-19, monitor light pollution and […]