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

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