Earth

Oman Mars Desert Simulation Prepares Humans for Colonizing the Red Planet

Right now, in the barren Oman desert, a group of would-be astronauts is roaming around in aluminum space suits, training for what...

Justin Joffe
Thursday, 08 February 2018 - 12:03PM

Venus Flytraps Refuse to Eat Friendly Bugs That Pollinate Them

The Dionaea muscipula, better known as the Venus flytrap, is a fascinating plant.While most leafy green fauna is slow, docile, and...

Matthew Loffhagen
Wednesday, 07 February 2018 - 8:25PM

Asteroid That Killed the Dinosaurs Possibly Caused Giant Lava Flows

Approximately sixty million years ago, a mass extinction event killed off the majority of the dinosaurs and their peers. Those that...

Matthew Loffhagen
Wednesday, 07 February 2018 - 6:40PM

Ozone Layer Still Thinning Above Earth's Biggest Cities Despite Evidence Atmosphere Was Healing

The ozone layer has been an important part of the discussion surrounding environmental conservationism and man-made climate change for...

Matthew Loffhagen
Wednesday, 07 February 2018 - 11:10AM

Unlocking the Secrets of Shark Scales Could Lead to Superfast Airplanes and Drones

When it comes to efficient design ideas, it's hard to argue with nature.Millions of years of evolution have their advantages, and...

Matthew Loffhagen
Wednesday, 07 February 2018 - 10:27AM

Virus Rain Is Pummeling Earth With Bacteria Every Day And Now We Finally Know Why

We're in the midst of the deadliest flu season in history, so just how much sickness is floating around in our atmosphere? Literally...

Justin Joffe
Wednesday, 07 February 2018 - 10:08AM

Moon's Fossil Bulge Could Finally Explain Earth's Mysterious Origins

The moon has a fairly pronounced middle-age spread.As a result of millennia of spinning around, weight has gathered around the lunar...

Matthew Loffhagen
Tuesday, 06 February 2018 - 11:14AM

Newfound Dinosaur Species Suggests Egypt Is Hiding Groundbreaking Fossil Discoveries

The idea of digging in the deserts of Egypt to find hidden treasure is nothing new. Archeologists have been trying to uncover the...

Matthew Loffhagen
Tuesday, 06 February 2018 - 10:25AM

NASA Just Spotted 2 New 'Potentially Hazardous' Asteroids Careening Toward Earth

Two previously unknown "potentially hazardous" asteroids will pass close to Earth this week, and once again we're reminded that a)...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 06 February 2018 - 10:17AM

Melting Arctic Permafrost Could Unleash Earth's Largest Reserve of Mercury

Mercury is a visually fascinating, but poisonous, element. The children of yesteryear would often celebrate when a thermometer broke,...

Justin Joffe
Tuesday, 06 February 2018 - 10:17AM

This Mutant Crayfish Can Clone Itself—And It's Starting to Take Over Entire Countries

Most crayfish are typically unremarkable, being as interesting as a tiny lobster-looking crustacean possibly could be. But we know of...

Jonathan Kesh
Monday, 05 February 2018 - 8:51PM

Ancient Fossilized Spider With a Tail Resembles the 'Alien' Facehugger

As cloning technology develops, many people are getting increasingly invested in the idea of bringing prehistoric animals back to...

Matthew Loffhagen
Monday, 05 February 2018 - 7:08PM

NASA's First Commercial Satellite Mission Will Finally Reveal the Secrets of Space Weather

With the current administration's latest draft of budget cuts, the future of NASA's involvement in programs like the International...

Justin Joffe
Monday, 05 February 2018 - 10:28AM

Polar Bears Are at Higher Risk of Starvation Than Previously Thought

Polar bears have been a vulnerable species for some time now, and things aren't getting any brighter at the moment. A team of...

Jonathan Kesh
Sunday, 04 February 2018 - 4:19PM

10-Year-Old Boy Discovers a Rare 'Lizard Fish' Fossil By Chance

About three years ago, a likely bored ten-year-old boy was touring around a monastery in Colombia when he happened across something...

Jonathan Kesh
Friday, 02 February 2018 - 8:30PM

South Wales Ancient Lizard Fossil Discovery Reveals New Reptile Species From 205 Million Years Ago

In the world of academia, there is an unspoken yet widely accepted rule that states that undergraduates are more or less useless when...

Matthew Loffhagen
Friday, 02 February 2018 - 10:18AM

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