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One of the World's Largest Organisms Is Slowly Dying Due to Humans

Quick, what's the most massive living organism on the planet? It's not the blue whale, or the African elephant. It's not even one of...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 18 October 2018 - 1:33PM

At the Mountains of Madness: Scientists Record Bizarre 'Music' From Antarctic Ice Shelves

You might have heard of the 'Devil's symphony,' the strange, unearthly combination of squeals, shrieks, and thunderous cracks caused...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 17 October 2018 - 1:25PM

It Will Take 3-5 million Years for New Mammals to Evolve and Replace Those Wiped Out by Humans

Whether or not we know it, humans have been in the extinction business for tens of thousands of years, whether wiping out woolly...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 17 October 2018 - 12:38PM

Environmentalists Prepare to Remove Plastics From Oceans With U-Shaped Pipe Named 'Wilson'

According to recent estimates, the world's oceans are plagued by 150 million tons of plastic, and that number is expecting to triple...

Andrew LaSane
Tuesday, 16 October 2018 - 1:06PM

The Last Living Astronaut to Walk on the Moon Claims Climate Change Isn't Caused by Humans

Considering NASA has one of the most extensive carbon dioxide-monitoring programs on the planet and an entire website devoted to...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 16 October 2018 - 12:26PM

Scientists Inquire: Can Dogs Actually Tell the Difference Between Human Words?

Most dog owners feel a special connection with their pet. They speak to it like a child or friend and are convinced that the dog...

Andrew LaSane
Tuesday, 16 October 2018 - 11:29AM

A Dutch Artist/Engineer Is Using Giant Green Lasers to Track Space Junk Orbiting the Earth

We may think of space as a vast, untouched frontier, but the truth is that there's already about 18 million pounds of junk floating...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 15 October 2018 - 1:04PM

Italy's Mount Etna Is Preparing for a 'Catastrophic' Collapse That May Cause a Tsunami

Mount Etna may not spew out as much lava as Hawaii's Kilauea volcano (which has been erupting for months), but it's not an eruption...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 11 October 2018 - 12:29PM

Researchers Discover a Never-Before-Seen 'Lost World' of Deep Sea Volcanos

The ocean is a puzzle that scientists are still working overtime to solve, and one piece of that puzzle has just been snapped into...

Andrew LaSane
Wednesday, 10 October 2018 - 10:43AM

Scientists Find Remains of Neanderthal Child Devoured by Giant Bird

It sounds like the kind of story you tell to scare small children today: "If you're a naughty child, a giant bird will come and eat...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 09 October 2018 - 1:27PM

Alien Mania Erupts Again As Video Shows Triangular UFO Over Mexico City

Ufologist Scott C. Waring calls it  "Absolute proof that aliens are active in Mexico," which is a pretty bold claim for (probably)...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 09 October 2018 - 1:02PM

Study Suggests Mount Vesuvius Eruption Vaporized Bodily Fluids and Caused Heads to Explode

And all this time we thought the people of Pompeii and the surrounding areas got off relatively easy in 79 AD — sure, being covered...

Andrew LaSane
Tuesday, 09 October 2018 - 12:30PM

Massive Wind Farms Across The Midwest May Actually Warm The Earth As Humans Struggle To Fight Climate Change

When it comes to the struggle against climate change, wind farms have been the poster child for low-impact, environmentally friendly...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 08 October 2018 - 12:05PM

Michigan Man Discovers the 30-Year-Old Doorstop Is Meteorite Worth $100,000

The most exciting part of any Antiques Roadshow is the part where some nice old couple finds out the worn rocking chair they kept in...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 05 October 2018 - 12:54PM

[WATCH] Astronauts From the ISS Endure Hard Landing While Returning to Earth

Considering the recent air leak in the ISS, the three astronauts who set out for Earth yesterday aboard the Soyuz MS-08 were probably...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 05 October 2018 - 12:20PM

Speculation on Mars Life Increases After Discovery of Bacteria That Photosynthesizes Without Sunlight

Photosynthesis, according to every grade school science teacher ever, is the process plants and other organisms use to convert light...

Andrew LaSane
Wednesday, 03 October 2018 - 11:27AM

The Skull-Shaped "Death Comet" Will Pass by Earth Again After Halloween

Everyone has something they love about Fall: the changing of the leaves, the sweater weather, or the 1,300-foot wide, skull-shaped...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 02 October 2018 - 12:50PM

New Research Seems To Bolster The Theory That Building Blocks Of Life Have Interstellar Origin And Traveled To Earth On Meteors

Earlier this year, the long-standing theory that the "building blocks of life" on Earth were seeded by meteorites got a big boost when...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 01 October 2018 - 11:32AM

Doctor Strangelove, Or: How We Learned That Bombs We Drop On Earth Can Be Felt In Space According To New Research

Los Alamos scientists joked about the Manhattan Project's nuclear bomb test setting the Earth's atmosphere on fire, but it turns out...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 28 September 2018 - 11:56AM

Mysterious Particles Coming From the Ground in Antarctica Have Physicists Puzzled

The most basic thing we know about cosmic rays are that they are supposed to enter the Earth from space, not the other way around....

Andrew LaSane
Thursday, 27 September 2018 - 11:45AM