MIT Astronomer’s ‘Zoo Theory’ Explains Why Aliens Have Not Made Contact With Earth. John A. Ball, a radio astronomer from MIT, argues that aliens might be not too keen to contact humans directly because the former essentially act as game wardens. According to Science Examiner, the astronomer postulates that aliens are...
The Great American Eclipse of August 2017 left a ‘wake’ in the Earth’s upper atmosphere, the way a ship does when it moves through water. The phenomenon has been theorized about, but never before detected, according to Gizmodo. Scientists from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Haystack Observatory and the University...
The image is a bit fuzzy, but to scientists it’s unmistakable: One of the largest icebergs ever recorded has broken free of Antarctica. The scale of the giant ice block, dubbed A-68, is truly awesome: roughly the area of Delaware, the mass of 5.6 Mount Everests, and voluminous enough to...
Bullet-proof armor just got a serious upgrade thanks to one of the world's most popular supermaterials. Researchers developed a material using just two sheets of graphene that hardens upon impact. Graphene has contributed significantly to the advancement of material science. It’s just a very tight sheet of Carbon atoms that’s...
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...
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...
A blind mystic who is said to have predicted the 9/11 attacks, the Boxing Day tsunami and Brexit is also believed to have forecast two significant events in 2018. Baba Vanga envisioned two world-changing events happening next year. The Bulgarian - who died in 1996 aged 85 - left predictions going...
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,...
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...
Scientists have just discovered a supermassive black hole that existed surprisingly early in the history of the universe, and the puzzling find is shedding new light on when the first stars blinked on. A team of scientists announced their analysis of this quasar J1342+0928 today. The remarkable object originates from...