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Space & Astronomy
Moon photobombs the Sun on NASA images
10-22-2017 | 0 comments
Solar observations made by a satellite were interrupted this week when the Moon made a sneaky appearance.
Near-complete tyrannosaur fossil found in Utah
10-22-2017 | 2 comments | Palaeontology
Palaeontologists have unearthed the skeleton of a meat-eating dinosaur dating back over 76 million years.
Huge magnetic tail discovered behind Mars
10-22-2017 | 5 comments | Space & Astronomy
NASA scientists have revealed the existence of an invisible magnetic tail trailing behind the Red Planet.
NASA's ion thruster breaks propulsion records
10-21-2017 | 9 comments | Space & Astronomy
The prototype thruster could one day propel the first Mars astronauts all the way to the Red Planet.
Fear of snakes 'is of evolutionary origin'
10-21-2017 | 16 comments | Science & Technology
A new study in Germany has suggested that we are born with an innate fear of snakes and spiders.
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9.7 million-year-old hominin teeth discovered
10-20-2017 | 19 comments
The surprising find has the potential to completely rewrite everything we know of early human history.
48 million-year-old bird fossil unearthed
10-18-2017 | 2 comments | Palaeontology
A prehistoric species of bird that preened itself like a flamingo has been discovered in Germany.
'Vampire' kangaroos lived longer than thought
10-15-2017 | 1 comment | Palaeontology
An extinct species of fanged kangaroo survived five million years longer than previously believed.
New prehistoric marine predator discovered
10-3-2017 | 4 comments | Palaeontology
Palaeontologists have identified a new species that could shed light on the origins of crocodiles.
Neanderthal brains developed slower than ours
9-24-2017 | 7 comments | Palaeontology
The skeleton of a young Neanderthal has revealed that our brains did not develop at the same rate.
Natural World
Flying insect numbers drop by 75% in 27 years
10-20-2017 | 16 comments
A new study has highlighted a huge reduction in the number of flying insects in Germany's nature reserves.
Whales and dolphins lead 'human-like lives'
10-17-2017 | 8 comments | Natural World
Scientists have linked the brain size of cetaceans to the 'human-like' nature of their social behaviors.
Man captures footage of a 'walking' starfish
10-9-2017 | 13 comments | Natural World
Zeb Hallock managed to record the star-shaped echinoderm ambling along a beach in North Carolina.
15 new gecko species discovered in Myanmar
10-6-2017 | 3 comments | Natural World
The new species were all found in east-central and southern Myanmar within the space of just two weeks.
Huge hole discovered in the Great Barrier Reef
9-29-2017 | 4 comments | Natural World
A giant sinkhole has provided something of a refuge for the coral during a time of significant decline.
Car appears out of nowhere in puzzling footage
10-20-2017 | 24 comments
An intriguing optical illusion has been leaving social media users scratching their heads this week.
Muscle-bound kangaroo spotted in Australia
10-12-2017 | 12 comments | Bizarre
Photographs of a 'macho' marsupial standing in a creek in Western Australia have gone viral online.
'Crocodile' reported in the River Thames
10-10-2017 | 7 comments | Bizarre
Footage uploaded on to Twitter today shows what looks like a crocodile in the waters of Chelsea Harbor.
Man legally changes his name to 'Yorkshire Tea'
10-9-2017 | 19 comments | Bizarre
Tea fanatic Nathan Derek Garner decided to cement his love for the popular brew by changing his name.
Drunk 'time traveler' arrested in Wyoming
10-5-2017 | 34 comments | Bizarre
A man from Casper was picked up by local law enforcement after claiming to have come from the future.
Space & Astronomy
Huge 50km-long cave discovered on the Moon
10-19-2017 | 19 comments
The Japanese space agency JAXA has announced the discovery of a cave hidden beneath the lunar surface.
Saturn's rings are raining down methane
10-18-2017 | 1 comment | Space & Astronomy
NASA has revealed the discovery of methane and other chemicals in the gas giant's upper atmosphere.
Neutron star smash signals major breakthrough
10-16-2017 | 33 comments | Space & Astronomy
For the first time ever, gravitational waves and light have been picked up from the same cosmic event.
Scottish scientists send a teacake in to space
10-16-2017 | 8 comments | Space & Astronomy
Thousands of people watched online as the popular confectionery was launched in to the heavens on Friday.
How close are we to finding Planet Nine ?
10-15-2017 | 5 comments | Space & Astronomy
Scientists have developed a computer simulation that defines the exact orbit and behavior of Planet Nine.
Science & Technology
When you die you are aware that you are dead
10-19-2017 | 27 comments
A new study has suggested that the mind can still be active even after the body stops showing signs of life.
Google invents an AI that learns on its own
10-18-2017 | 17 comments | Science & Technology
The search giant has developed an artificial intelligence capable of learning without human intervention.
Supervolcano could erupt sooner than thought
10-13-2017 | 9 comments | Science & Technology
The enormous supervolcano in Yellowstone National Park could erupt with only a few years' warning.
Mystery surrounds giant hole in Antarctica
10-12-2017 | 3 comments | Science & Technology
A hole in the ice larger than the Netherlands has been described by scientists as 'quite remarkable'.
Could floating wind farms power the planet ?
10-10-2017 | 23 comments | Science & Technology
Scientists believe that wind farms in the North Atlantic could provide enough electricity to power the world.
Bolsover Castle is voted 'England's spookiest'
Built on an ancient burial ground, Bolsover Castle in Derbyshire has a reputation for being haunted.
Miami politician was 'abducted by aliens'
Congressional candidate Bettina Rodriguez Aguilera recalls having alien abduction experiences as a child.
Mystery 'Watcher' house goes up for sale
A couple plagued by mysterious letters from the 'Watcher' have been struggling to sell their home.
Did Easter Islanders sail to South America ?
A new study has cast doubt on the idea that the island's inhabitants had contact with Native Americans.
Shag Harbour UFO mystery endures 50 years on
This month marks the 50th anniversary of a UFO sighting at Shag Harbour on Nova Scotia's South Shore.
Mystery US aircraft crashes in Nevada desert
 Hot!  9-12-2017
The unknown aircraft, which was being flown by pilot Eric Schultz, went down exactly one week ago.
New footage of an alleged thylacine released
 Hot!  9-7-2017
Three researchers in Australia have recently revealed trail camera footage of a mysterious animal.
$100K paranormal prize unclaimed 37 years on
 Hot!  9-4-2017
To date, The Australian Skeptics have yet to see conclusive proof of psychic or paranormal powers.
Edward Crabtree
The real aliens: a survey of 'praying mantis' entity reports
Edward Crabtree reports.
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Stories & Experiences
Sleep paralysis or real encounter?
10-18-2017 | United Kingdom
Ghost playing with a balloon?
10-18-2017 | Australia
Impossible phone call
10-18-2017 | West Virginia
Seeing cats
10-18-2017 | Santa Rosa
Fourth of July UFO show
10-18-2017 | Hillsboro ND
Guardian angel ?
9-13-2017 | Middle of nowhere Iowa
I'm not normal, but I'm not alone
9-13-2017 | South Africa
When I was very little
9-13-2017 | Sturgis So.Dakota
Weird light orbs and chills
9-13-2017 | Poland
Unexplained light flashes
8-30-2017 | Louisiana

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Featured Videos
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One hundred million crabs
Posted 10-21-2017 | 2 comments
Christmas Island red crabs migrate in extreme numbers in this vintage BBC clip.
Recreating your face from DNA
Posted 10-18-2017 | 0 comments
Is it possible to determine someone's appearance from a sample of their DNA ?
Schlieren imaging in color
Posted 10-16-2017 | 2 comments
A look at Schlieren imaging - a technique that can help to visualize tiny differences in air.
Glowing creatures of the deep
Posted 10-15-2017 | 0 comments
This vintage clip sees Sir David Attenborough descending in to the dark depths of the sea.
Slow motion pellet split
Posted 10-14-2017 | 0 comments
The Slo Mo Guys attempt to split an air gun pellet with a knife to pop two balloons.
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Column Articles
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Kathleen Meadows
Words as symbols
Kathleen Meadows explores the power of both the spoken and written word.
Sean Casteel
The treasure of the Knights Templar
Did the Knights Templar have a connection to the paranormal ?
Kirin Johnson
A haunted night at Stanley Hotel's Room 217
Kirin Johnson checks in.
Sean Casteel
Reshaping reality while living in an alternative universe
What exactly is reality ?
Kathleen Meadows
Storytelling, advising and re-framing
Kathleen Meadows on the practice of Tarot reading.
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