Aliens wishing you Happy New Year, Green UFO spotted in UK skies. As people in the UK geared up to celebrate New Year's Eve with fireworks and lights, a mysterious green object streaked across the night sky for a few seconds. More than 700 sightings of the green flash of...
A new species of marine spider that only emerges at low tide in Australia has been named after the reggae music legend Bob Marley. The spider has been named Desis bobmarleyi in honour of the legendary reggae musician and his song “High tide or low tide”, by the scientists who...
Researchers in Canada have discovered dozens of ancient footprints that might be the earliest known evidence of human migration in North America. The prints, uncovered on the Pacific Coast, offer a glimpse into the lives of our ancestors who lived on the continent some 13,000 years ago, and they...
This Mutant Crayfish Can Clone Itself—And It's Starting to Take Over Entire Countries. A species of crayfish thought to have evolved the ability to clone itself when bred in the pet trade has become a serious invasive pest in many parts of the world. For the first time, researchers have...
Linguists working in the Malay Peninsula have identified a language, now called Jedek, that had not previously been recognized outside of the small group of people who speak it. The newly documented language is spoken by some 280 people, part of a community that once foraged along the Pergau River....
Scientists have identified a new DNA structure in human cells. It's in the form of a twisted knot and it exists alongside the well-known double helix. This form resembles a twisted “knot” of DNA, instead of the well-known double helix first described by James Watson and Francis Crick. Lab work has...
Extraterrestrials, welcome to Nevada. Or should we say, "Welcome back"? Since your last visit to Area 51, we've missed you! The whole country has missed you, which is why the U.S. Defense Department spent $22 million on a program to find you. You've captured our imaginations and our hearts. Nevada...
Researchers at McGill University have dated the world’s oldest algae fossils back one billion years. As a result, the team estimates that the basis for photosynthesis as it is known today started 1.25 billion years ago. The study, published in the journal Geology, could resolve a long-standing mystery over the...
Mussels could serve as a global bioindicator for microplastic pollution, as the creatures don’t move and reside on the seabed where plastic ends up. And a new study from the Norwegian Institute for Water Research (NIVA) uncovered plastic in 76.6 percent of individual blue mussels they tested. Reuters pointed to...
Argentine scientists are celebrating the discovery of the remains of a giant plesiosaur, a four-finned carnivorous marine reptile that lived in Antarctic waters around 150 million years ago. The ancient four-finned sea monster, with a huge body and a long, winding neck look remarkably like the Loch Ness monster. However,...