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Bizarre Spiral of Arm-Linked Human Skeletons Found in Mexico Baffles Scientists

It's not uncommon for excavated human remains to provide us with a glimpse of what the person was doing during their time of death....

Justin Joffe
Thursday, 01 February 2018 - 12:07PM

We Just Found Sophisticated Stone Tools in India That Rewrite the History of When Humans Left Africa

Science has long thought that we Homo sapiens didn't leave Africa until approximately 175,000 years ago. Now a newly discovered...

Justin Joffe
Wednesday, 31 January 2018 - 1:38PM

Giant Fireball UFO in Peru Sparks Alien Sighting Rumors

Here at Outer Places, we pride ourselves in being both believers and skeptics in equal proportion.When Peruvian residents saw a giant...

Justin Joffe
Wednesday, 31 January 2018 - 1:15PM

Tonight's Super Blue Blood Moon Eclipse May Help Us Find Alien Planets

In case somehow you haven't heard, there's going to be a particularly special moon tonight.The so-called "super blue blood moon" will...

Matthew Loffhagen
Wednesday, 31 January 2018 - 10:38AM

Birds and Mammals Can Survive Climate Change Thanks to 1 Key Evolutionary Advantage

Science fiction is filled with tales of super-sized, super-resilient reptiles. Just because they've survived on this planet for...

Justin Joffe
Tuesday, 30 January 2018 - 10:45AM

Earth's Magnetic Poles May Reverse Soon and the Consequences Could Be Deadly

Things aren't looking good for planet Earth right now.On top of all the other natural disasters and environmental dangers that...

Matthew Loffhagen
Tuesday, 30 January 2018 - 10:21AM

Newly Discovered Egyptian Dinosaur Solves Africa's Oldest Mystery

With its lush vegetation and lack of exposed rock, Africa has proven to be one of the most difficult contenents for paleontolgists to...

Justin Joffe
Tuesday, 30 January 2018 - 10:07AM

Robots Exploring a Volcanic Eruption Make Unexpected Discoveries

Back in 2012, the Pacific ocean experienced the biggest volcanic eruption that the planet had seen in a hundred years. An enormous...

Matthew Loffhagen
Monday, 29 January 2018 - 7:03PM

Human Remains Found in Israeli Cave Rewrite History of When We First Left Africa

A partial jawbone found in an Israeli cave suggests that our Homo sapien ancestors left Africa much earlier than previous records...

Justin Joffe
Monday, 29 January 2018 - 1:39PM

Bill Clinton Learned 'Secret Government' Was Hiding UFO Secrets While President

Plenty of people have accused the government of withholding secrets files on UFO encounters, but if there was one person who would...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 29 January 2018 - 12:18PM

Gasses From Ancient Earth Hide Key to Discovering Alien Life

While the hunt for signs of life in other worlds continues, researchers rely on certain biosignatures to confirm that a planet is, or...

Justin Joffe
Monday, 29 January 2018 - 11:21AM

Microscopic Air Pollution Particles Are Changing Earth's Weather in Dangerous Ways

We often hear lectures about air pollution around aerosol cans and their slow destruction of our ozone layer, and the effects that...

Justin Joffe
Monday, 29 January 2018 - 10:49AM

Astronomers Are Not Happy About The 'Disco Ball Star' Launched Into Orbit

Last week, thanks in large part to the dropping costs of launching objects into space (and the growing number of foolhardy...

Matthew Loffhagen
Friday, 26 January 2018 - 6:45PM

We Just Found the Missing Link Between Dinosaurs and Birds

These days, it seems like a new, breakthrough dinosaur discovery is happening every week--we recently discovered an Australian dino...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 26 January 2018 - 11:56AM

Plastic Pollution Is Killing Coral Reefs on an Unprecedented Scale Worldwide

We've known that our planet's coral reefs were dying, an ecological tragedy that came to a head last spring when it was widely...

Justin Joffe
Friday, 26 January 2018 - 9:59AM

NASA Almost Lost Their GOLD Satellite in the Earth's Atmosphere

High above us, there exists a point where the Earth's atmosphere ends, and the black emptiness of space begins. Our planet's...

Matthew Loffhagen
Thursday, 25 January 2018 - 8:50PM

Scientists Just Created Rain and Snow on Demand in Idaho With Cloud Seeding

The ability to modify the weather has long belonged in the realm of science fiction, but now a team of scientists in Idaho think...

Justin Joffe
Wednesday, 24 January 2018 - 1:46PM

Flat Earther Vows to Launch Himself at 500MPH in Homemade Rocket to Prove Earth Isn't Round

The ultimate rebuttal to flat-Earthers of all types has been threatening to send them into space: Once they're in orbit, they'll be...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 24 January 2018 - 11:44AM

6,000-Year-Old Pre-Viking Artifacts Discovered in Norway as Climate Change Melts Glaciers

Oppland, Norway, is a cold place that's only getting warmer. Preserved in its ancient ice are some extremely rare artifacts that...

Justin Joffe
Wednesday, 24 January 2018 - 10:01AM

Tiny Volcanic Crystals Could Save Lives by Predicting Eruptions

Of all natural disasters, history and literature have a special place for the volcanic eruption. From Pompei to Tommy Lee Jones'...

Justin Joffe
Tuesday, 23 January 2018 - 11:49AM