If there’s one thing science fiction has taught us over the years, it’s that first contact is probably not going to go very well. Now, that may be us humans, a very war- and violence-oriented species, projecting ourselves on other potential inhabitants of the universe, but there are definitely plenty of examples out there for us […]

This Superyacht Produces Hydrogen From Seawater As It Sails

The world’s first self-sufficient sea vessel, Energy Observer, is due to leave her home port of Saint-Malo in Brittany, France, over the next few days on the first leg of a global voyage to test and promote renewable energy technologies. This isn’t just any yacht though, it uses nothing but renewable energy sources to run. Specifically, […]

Elon Musk discusses merging our brains with machines

Renowned entrepreneur Elon Musk this week confirmed earlier rumors that he will be the CEO of a startup called Neuralink Corp. aimed at merging computers with the human brain. The technology could one day lead to what Musk calls “consensual telepathy.” In a nutshell, Musk through Neuralink wants to create tiny electrodes that are implantable into our […]

Nasa films mystery UFO following the International Space Station for 20 minutes

Cameras on board the International Space Station (ISS) have picked up a strange, cone-shaped object in orbit around Earth. The unexplained object seemingly keeps pace with the space station as the cameras remain locked on it for over 20 minutes. Naturally, the footage has been picked up and circulated around parts of the internet dedicated […]


As the name suggests, brain-computer interfaces (BCIs) are devices that provide a direct line of communication between the brain and a computer. Essentially, they pull off the seemingly sci-fi feat of reading minds, and research into them has made remarkable strides in recent years — we now have BCIs that can turn your thoughts into audible […]

Researchers link three human brains to play ‘Tetris’ as a team

The first steps toward a ‘social network of brains’ Forward-looking: What will communication be like in the far-flung future? If there really does come a day when we’re able to project our thoughts into someone else’s brain, we might have just moved a tiny bit closer to that scenario. Researchers from the University of Washington, where the […]

See the moon, 3 planets and red star Antares arc over NYC (photos)

You can catch the sky show, too, if you’re willing to rise before the sun. Even the bright lights of New York City couldn’t swamp this celestial spectacle. Alexander Krivenyshev of photographed a gorgeous predawn sky show Thursday morning (Feb. 20), capturing the crescent moon, Saturn, Jupiter, Mars and the red star Antares arcing over […]

Surprise! There’s more water on Jupiter than anyone thought

Jupiter appears to have more water than anyone expected. Newly released data from NASA’s Juno probe shows that water may make up about 0.25% of the molecules in the atmosphere over Jupiter’s equator. While that doesn’t sound like much, the calculation is based on a prevalence of water’s components, hydrogen and oxygen, three times more than at the […]

How the universe could possibly have more dimensions

String theory is a purported theory of everything that physicists hope will one day explain … everything.  All the forces, all the particles, all the constants, all the things under a single theoretical roof, where everything that we see is the result of tiny, vibrating strings. Theorists have been working on the idea since the 1960s, […]

New Invention Generates Electricity “Out of Thin Air” – Offers Clean Energy 24/7

Renewable device could help mitigate climate change, power medical devices. Scientists at the University of Massachusetts Amherst have developed a device that uses a natural protein to create electricity from moisture in the air, a new technology they say could have significant implications for the future of renewable energy, climate change and in the future […]

9-Ton Slab of Glass Found in the Cave of Beit Shearim

Not many people realize this but the biggest slab of raw glass from the ancient world was discovered in northern Israel in “Beit She’arim”, in the Galilee, in 1956. The rectangular glass slab is 11×6.5×1.5 feet, weighing 9 tons. Beit She’arim is a cemetery where the editor of the Mishna (the first “layer” of the […]

15 Revelations About Robert Maudsley, The Real-Life ‘Hannibal The Cannibal’

Between 1974 and 1978, Robert John Maudsley killed four victims – including a convicted child molester and a convicted murderer – three of whom he attacked while in prison or a psychiatric hospital. Because Maudsley was able to fatally injure people despite being in high-security facilities, a special cell was constructed to protect other inmates […]

Mysterious skull washes up on UK beach with ‘no eye sockets’

Grisly remains prompt hunt for answers A mysterious skull which appears to have no eye sockets has washed up on a beach in Lincolnshire sparking debate as to what kind of animal it might have belonged to. The skull, which was discovered at the Gibraltar Point National Nature Reserve, was found by a woman who was walking her dog and picking […]