Malaysia Airlines flight 370 departed from Kuala Lumpur Airport on March 8, 2014, destined for Beijing, China, with 239 people on board. The Boeing 777 last communicated with air traffic control at 1:19am while travelling over the South China Sea, before disappearing altogether. However, leading air crash investigator Christine Negroni says she can pinpoint the exact moment
Yes this guy did escape! But was caught 2 years later… You can get a longer version of the amazing escape in this video: According to Business Gazetta, Rustam Shakhrudinov escaped from a temporary detention center in Derbent, in June 2016. It later turned out that the inspectors were sleeping at the time of the escape.
A mysterious spacecraft has been orbiting the Earth for the past 720 days… And only the US Air Force knows why. A mysterious spacecraft has been orbiting the Earth for the past 720 days, and only the US Air Force knows why. Picture: defense.org This is the fifth mission of the X-37B space plane, an
A monkey was filmed breaking a glass pane of the enclosure it was in, with a stone at a zoo in central China’s Henan province. Of course, the staff later removed all the rocks in the enclosure. On August 20, tourists gasped as the little monkey picked up a sharp stone and proceeded to whack
Researchers have found five new islands in the frosty waters off the north coast of Russia. While new discoveries are typically something to celebrate, you should perhaps hold off the champagne for now – the islands were only revealed thanks to glacial melting. Researchers have found five new islands in the frosty waters off the north coast
Area 51 is the top-secret US Air Force facility based at southern Nevada’s Groom Lake. The isolated air base has long fascinated conspiracy theorists who believe it to be where the US government hides alien bodies and UFOs. Now a 2010 Google Maps aerial image purporting to show a UFO half-hidden under a hanger has
Back in 2017, neuroscientists used a classic branch of maths in a totally new way to peer into the structure of our brains. What they discovered is that the brain is full of multi-dimensional geometrical structures operating in as many as 11 dimensions. We’re used to thinking of the world from a 3-D perspective,
You’ve probably heard before that Earth has witnessed five mass extinctions. It’s a number plucked straight from the fossil record, but that’s not the whole picture, not even close. Evidence from ancient rocks reveals the oldest die-off in our planet’s history most likely occurred among single-celled organisms more than 2 billion years ago. A
Malaysia Airlines flight 370 left Kuala Lumpur and went missing en route to Beijing on March 8, 2014, with 239 people on board. To this day, the plane has not been found, but the official investigation concluded that the most likely location of the wreckage is at the bottom of the southern Indian Ocean. The
What comes to mind when you hear the words “artificial intelligence”? Perhaps you think of Apple’s digital assistant, Siri, or Rosie the Robot from The Jetsons? Perhaps you think of Haley Joel Osment as a robot boy in the 2001 film, AI? Elon Musk thinks you’re looking at it all wrong. “I think generally
Silicon has had a very good run as the material upon which all of our electronics are based, but it’s starting to reach its limits. Now there’s a new contender for running our computers and smartphones: carbon nanotubes. Scientists just made the largest working computer chip to date out of this hugely promising material.
When the universe’s most massive objects are crashing into each other… They leave a rain of gold and platinum behind them. The universe’s most massive objects are crashing into each other, and they’re leaving a rain of gold and platinum behind them. Picture © NASA Goddard Space Flight Center While the shadow of a nearby
At least 227 slaughtered children have been found at the world’s largest child sacrifice site in Peru. And as reported by the site’s choef archeologist: “Wherever you dig, there’s another one.“ Archaeologists have uncovered the skeletal remains of 227 children seemingly slain and buried hundreds of years ago in a massive ritual sacrifice in Peru.
More than a dozen babies in Spain developed the ‘Werewolf Syndrome’ from drug mix-up. Can you imagine that? Parents, of course, panicked after seeing the bodies and faces of their babies becoming covered in a dense layer of hair. Werewolves are multiplying in Spain. Picture show The “wolf boy” brothers have Ambras syndrome, a single-gene
Last Wednesday, a gravitational wave detection gave astronomers quite the surprise. As researchers were going about their work at the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO), a pair of gravitational waves rolled in just minutes apart. The first, labelled S190828j, was picked up by all three of LIGO’s gravitational wave detectors at 06:34 am, coordinated universal time.
Nancy Murphy is Professor of Christian Philosophy at Fuller Theological Seminary in California, who believes in an afterlife. Dr Murphy’s research interests focus on the role of modern and postmodern philosophy in shaping Christian theology, on relations between theology and science and most recently on the philosophy of neuroscience. However, as a dedicated Christian herself, Dr Murphy has some personal views.
Sounds like the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) was just kicked out of mom’s basement. In an inexplicable tweet, DARPA asked for help finding “commercially managed underground urban tunnels and facilities able to host research and experimentation.” And nobody knows why. The ideal space would be a human-made underground environment spanning several city blocks
Given the extravagant profusion of moons in our own Solar System, it seems likely that there are way more exomoons out there in the Universe than there are exoplanets. We’re yet to conclusively find one – but astronomers just found a signal that could mean the presence of an exomoon. Not just any exomoon,
We’re sure you have your favourite animal. It may even be a really smart one. But corvids – such as crows, magpies and ravens – really are something special. In fact, they’re some of the most intelligent animals in the world. And here we’ve gathered some of the finest examples of just how clever
Examples of how human societies are changing the planet abound – from building roads and houses, clearing forests for agriculture and digging train tunnels, to shrinking the ozone layer, driving species extinct, changing the climate and acidifying the oceans. Human impacts are everywhere. Our societies have changed Earth so much that it’s impossible to
Across the Caribbean this week, island residents docked boats, emptied grocery stores, and boarded up buildings in preparation for Hurricane Dorian, which became a Category 1 storm on Wednesday. Meanwhile, high up in Earth’s orbit, satellites belonging to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) watched the hurricane form and churn. The storm has
Another strong earthquake hit off the Oregon Coast Thursday morning at 8:08 a.m. The M6.3 earthquake struck 171 miles west, northwest of Bandon on Oregon’s south coast at a depth of 3 miles (5.4km). Tremors were felt over 460 miles from the epicenter in the states of Oregon and Washington. M6.3 earthquake off Oregon coast
The brain is the ultimate computing machine, so it’s no wonder researchers are keen to try and emulate it. Now, new research has taken an intriguing step in that direction – a device that’s able to ‘forget’ memories, just like our brains do. It’s called a second-order memristor (a mix of “memory” and “resistor”). The
A Sudden Stratospheric Warming is currently sweeping across parts of Antarctica right now. This is only the third such anomalous event in the southern hemisphere after 2002, and twice in 2010. Find out now what they are and what are their possible impacts below. The Sudden Stratospheric Warming (SSW) over Antractica as pictured by Weatherzone
An odor advisory first issued more than a week ago due to elevated levels of hydrogen sulfide wafting up from the Salton Sea. This gas is creating a smell similar to rotten eggs in the Coachella Valley and the odor advisory has been extended again. What the heck is going on… Rotten egg odor advisory
Here’s a simple how-to on how to construct a traversable cosmic wormhole that could send your spaceship to the furthest reaches of space: take two charged black holes, place them back to back, and thread two cosmic strings through both. Stretch both strings to infinity and presto! You’ve got yourself a traversable wormhole. Confused
With the Cold War over and our future on fire, few of us devote much thought to nuclear winter in today’s world. Rutgers University climatologist Alan Robock is an exception. He still thinks about it. Quite a lot, in fact. Robock worked with a small team of fellow environmental and atmospheric scientists to double
How are black holes born? Astrophysicists have theories, but we don’t actually know for certain. It could be massive stars quietly imploding with a floompf, or perhaps black holes are born in the explosions of colossal supernovas. New observations now indicate it might indeed be the latter. In fact, the research suggests that those explosions are
Take a river overflowing, add a funnel sucking up the water underground below the highway and a sinkhole in the middle of the road. And you are sure it is soon going to collapse entirely! Travelers driving on the Chita-Khabarovsk highway near the village of Volochaevka captured an omnious sightning of a funnel sucking up
A new study has revealed an unsettling truth about the citation metrics that are commonly used to gauge scientists’ level of impact and influence in their respective fields of research. Citation metrics indicate how often a scientist’s research output is formally referenced by colleagues in the footnotes of their own papers – but a
Drouhgt is a nightmare for farmers… But sometimes it is gold worth for archeology! Drought reveals long lost ‘Spanish Stonehenge’ in Extremadura reservoir. Picture by Rubén Ortega Martín / Raíces de Peralêda While mystical water lagoons are drying up in the jungle of Mexico, leaving entire ecosystems and Indios in misery, a circle of megalithic
I would once like to have a shit in one of those two-way mirror public bathrooms. Now add this twist: The mirrors become completely transparent from the outside when the door is locked. 🙂 I would like to take a shit in such a two way mirror public bathroom. But where can I find them?
This crazy guy running naked in the video is thought to have killed three people in Virginia. Wow, this guy killed three people and police still refused to shoot at him. Guess being naked is a good strategy to not get shot by the cops. Murderer of 3 runs naked in rural Virginia in video.
For the first time, brain tissue grown in a lab has spontaneously exhibited electrical activity, and it looks startlingly similar to human brain activity. More specifically, it resembles the brain activity of premature babies. This is a huge discovery that brings on possibilities for studying the early development of brain disorders. It also has left
Development of the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) has been beleaguered by delays since the project started all the way back in 1996. But a major milestone has brought the finale closer: the glorious machine has now been fully assembled for the first time. The space observatory is being built at the facility of
In 2017, the Cassini spacecraft plunged into Saturn, ending an exploratory mission that had lasted nearly two decades. But even that final act has proven incredibly useful to scientists, some of whom have now used the data from Cassini’s final transmission to make a remarkable discovery about Saturn: the gas giant’s liquid interior might be
The National Hurricane Center says Tropical Storm Dorian is now a Category 1 hurricane. By Sunday morning, it may be as strong as a Category 3 hurricane. And that’s exactly when the now major storm is thought to make landfall in Florida! The entire east coast of Florida is in the cone. Dorian is now
The Stromboli volcano in Italy erupted violently at around 10:17 UTC on August 28, 2019. This is one of the most powerful eruptions of the volcano in recent years. The dark plume of ash and gas was visible from nearby islands. Here a first neat video: According to INGV, the loud explosion took place in the
Fundamentally, the cranes that dot city skylines today aren’t hugely different from the ones that the Greeks invented sometime around the late sixth century BCE – a remarkable effort of engineering. But new research argues that the Greeks may have used a clever lifting mechanism more than a century before they even invented cranes.
It’s not that there’s too much water… No, there’s just freaking too much water in Nebraska. And look at the Nebraska State Fair last Monday: It looked like a Nebraska water park! Despite flooding in the area, the Nebraska State Fair is pushing on. And that’s pretty symbolic after the terrifying and devastating floods the
It was supposed to be extinct by now. The invasive tumbleweed Salsola ryanii only popped up on scientists’ scopes in 2002, but early research concluded it was nothing to worry about. A 2008 study predicted S. ryanii wouldn’t easily adapt, nor be able to expand its range. Those predictions have not aged well. Since
Astronomers have found an exoplanet with an absolute doozy of an orbit. Rather than a nice, more-or-less circular path around its star, the exoplanet HR 5183 b slingshots around more like a comet – a long, elliptical orbit with the star at one end of the oval. It’s the first time any exoplanet has
Another face of our Australopithecus ancestors can now peer at us from further back in time than ever before, after its recovery from Earth’s clutches in Afar, Ethiopia. Previously, this hominin species had only been known from skull fragments, teeth, and limb bones. A local, Ali Bereino, discovered the first piece of this elusive skull
Fires in the Amazon rainforest have captured attention worldwide in recent days. Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, who took office in 2019, pledged in his campaign to reduce environmental protection and increase agricultural development in the Amazon, and he appears to have followed through on that promise. The resurgence of forest clearing in the Amazon,
After what SpaceX’s founder Elon Musk called an “embarrassing” glitch with Starhopper, an experimental rocket ship, the company pulled off an impressive launch and landing on Tuesday. “Congrats SpaceX team!!” Musk tweeted shortly after the attempt. “One day Starship will land on the rusty sands of Mars.” Starhopper is a roughly 60-foot-tall (18 meters)
Manta rays usually like to swim on their own, but that doesn’t mean these creatures are complete loners. Despite their reputation as solitary fish, a five-year-long study in Indonesia suggests manta rays are more social than we give them credit for. Reef manta rays (Mobula alfredi) are known to congregate at feeding and cleaning sites,
If all the hydro-power dams in the United States were removed and replaced with solar panels, it would take up a fraction of the land and produce substantially more electricity, according to a new analysis. The idea is ambitious, and for now, it’s really just a thought experiment. Today, hydropower is a significant source
Malaysia Airlines flight 370 disappeared without a trace on March 8, 2014, en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing with 239 people on board. The official investigation concluded that the presumed final destination of the aircraft is at the bottom of the southern Indian Ocean. This was calculated using communications between MH370 and a satellite