Giant New Cyclone Discovered at Jupiter’s South Pole

Juno, a NASA spacecraft that has been orbiting Jupiter since 2016, has discovered a huge new cyclone at the gas giant’s south pole. It’s the sixth in what’s now a hexagonal array of cyclones surrounding one central storm at the pole. Scientists announced the discovery Thursday at a meeting of the American Geophysical Union in […]

When Dieting Should We Be Fasting Or Grazing?

Perhaps nothing unites people — especially Americans — quite like the shared desire to lose a couple of pounds. I’m in this camp as well. I’ve tried and succeeded in losing weight exactly twice in my life. The first time involved a few months of angst-induced calorie-counting, followed by a nasty bout of the stomach […]

Tour 10 of the Closest Black Holes to Earth

By nature, black holes are impossible to see directly. But astronomers can sense their presence by the way they interact with their environments, letting us glimpse these objects whose gravity is so strong that nothing can escape. In the past century, not only have astronomers shown that black holes do exist, but they’ve found dozens […]

The ‘Impossible’ Molecules That Only Appear In Space

Molecules containing noble gases shouldn’t exist. By definition, these chemical elements — helium, neon, argon, krypton, xenon and radon — are the party poopers of the periodic table, huddling in the rightmost column and refusing to make molecules. Indeed, no one has ever seen any naturally occurring noble gas molecules on Earth. Earlier this decade, […]

UFO Dropping Orbs Filmed Over Mesa, Arizona?

     Mysterious lights hovering above the east Valley have many wondering if we’ve had a close encounter. By Cameron Polomwww.abc15.com12-9-19 The object captured on two cell phones looks like a bright orb hovering silently in the sky. Every few moments, the object appears to drop what looks to be flares towards the ground.

Abra-Cadaver! Lab-Made Blood Vessels Come to Life

New research suggests a lab-grown vessel, once implanted, is accepted by the body as its own — even healing after damage, as occurs during repeated puncturing from dialysis needles. (Credit: Shawn Rocco/Duke Medicine) A healthy heart needs healthy vessels to pump oxygen to the rest of the body. Cardiovascular diseases can damage these vessels, and current […]

Retired USAF General claims advanced technology exists that could transport a human anywhere on earth within an hour

Recently retired U.S. Air Force Lieutenant General Steven L. Kwast gave a lecture last month that seems to further signal that the next major battlefield will be outer space. Kwast’s lecture included comments that heavily hint at the possibility that the United States military and its industry partners may have already developed next-generation technologies that […]

Trip Therapy: Scientists Pin Down How MDMA Works in the Brain

Hallucinogenic trips and addictive rushes of euphoria might be the first effects that come to mind when you think of MDMA. But the illicit party drug also has a potent effect on sociability, making users to feel more connected to the people around them. And that’s prompted research to study whether this MDMA benefit could […]

Researchers Find Extinct Mega Carnivore Remains in a Museum Drawer

It was the size of a polar bear, with a mouth full of slashing blades. Some 22 million years ago, in what’s now Kenya, the mega-carnivore Simbakubwa kutokaafrika ruled. Then it disappeared. The last of Simbakubwa’s lineage, carnivores known as hyaenodonts, went extinct more than 10 million years ago. Mostly fragmentary fossils of dozens of […]

Watch a Blue Origin Rocket Stick its Sixth Consecutive Landing

Blue Origin successfully launched its New Shepard rocket on Dec. 11. The launch from Amazon founder Jeff Bezos’ aerospace company took place in western Texas and brought over 1,000 postcards and art projects from students into space. The launch marked the 100th commercial payload mission for the company and the 12th time it launched a […]