Science & Space

Extraterrestrial life

Americans Open Their Minds to the Possibility of Extraterrestrial Life

A Huffington Post / YouGov poll has revealed that half of Americans believe that life exists on other planets and as many as a quarter believe that extraterrestrials have already visited Earth. While...
Voyager 1: The first man-made object goes beyond our solar system

The first man-made object goes beyond our solar system

Voyager 1 is a small 700kg spacecraft that was launched in 1977 by NASA with the purpose of studying the outer edges of our solar system. It has already been more than 35 years travelling in the dark...
Y(4260) subatomic particles China Collider

Observations of a new particle may lead to a new form of matter

When it comes to subatomic particles we realize how little we know about matter and energy in general. At this level, the laws of physics begin to change and matter as we know it ceases to exist. A...
Habitable Planets

Newly Discovered Planetary System has Three Planets in Habitable Zone

A team of astronomers have discovered that three planets within a planetary system discovered by the ESO’s 3.6 metre telescope in Chile lie in the habitable zone around the star Gliese 667C , holding...
Kepler discovers new planets

NASA Telescope Discovers More than 500 New Alien Planet Candidates

NASA’s Kepler spacecraft, which is designed to detect Earth-size planets in the ‘Habitable Zone’, has discovered 503 new Earth-like planets which may be capable of supporting life, bringing the total...
Europa Ocean Water and Ice

Are Scientists Set to Discover Life Beneath Europa’s Underground Ocean?

Europa is one of Jupiter’s moons and slightly smaller than our moon. It was discovered by Galileo Galilei in 1610 and it was the first time that a moon orbiting another planet was discovered. What...
Antarctica’s new Map

Antarctica’s hidden mountains revealed

Antarctica has been covered with ice for thousands of years and yet it is now that for the first time we can see just how the mountain range under layers of ice looks thanks to the impressive work of...
Picture of the Atom of Hydrogen

Getting into a Hydrogen atom for the first time in History

Who would imagine a few decades ago that we would be able to photograph a Hydrogen atom. Well this has just happened. A team of scientists have taken a photo of a hydrogen atom which even shows the...
water on Mars Supported Life

Most Convincing Evidence Yet that Mars Supported Life

We recently reported on a finding showing that smooth surfaced pebbles found on Mars indicated that rivers of water once flowed on the surface of Mars. However, until now, it was believed that water...
Ancient Volcanic Data - Ireland

Scientists Use Ancient Knowledge to Understand Volcanic Activity

In yet another example of the wisdom and advanced knowledge of our ancestors, modern day scientists have drawn upon the climate records produced by Irish monks between 431 to 1649 AD to discover a...
Moon and its atmosphere - Water

Moon and its atmosphere, what you probably do not know

Many people believe that there is no atmosphere at all on the Moon. Well, that is not the case. There is atmosphere on the moon but it is just that it is less dense compared to Earth’s atmosphere. So...
Mammoth Blood - Revival of Species

Could Discovery of Mammoth Blood Lead to Revival of Species?

Researchers have uncovered the carcass of a female mammoth in Russia which may include 10,000-year-old mammoth blood , paving the way for the potential to revive a remarkable species from our ancient...
Scientists Unveil Mind-Powered Helicopter

Scientists Unveil Mind-Powered Helicopter

The world was shocked when Ben Rich, Director of Lockheed Skunk Works (secret research and development facility) admitted on his deathbed that extraterrestrial UFO visitors are real and that their...
Mars Rock similar to rat

‘Mars Rat’ is Taking the Internet by Storm

A photographed snapped by NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity which appears to show a rat hiding in the rocks has gone viral and has made its way to mainstream news sources around the world. The image of...
Infrared Telescope in search of extra-terrestrial life

Maybe we are looking for extra-terrestrials in the wrong way

For many decades our search for extra-terrestrial life has been limited to detecting intelligent radio signals that would point to the idea of advanced civilizations in outer space and if a signal...
Alien material in Crater on the Moon

Alien material found on the Moon

As we know, the Moon is fool of craters made by meteorites hitting it throughout the millennia and that is because of the lack of atmosphere on the Moon; there is literally no protection from...


Human Origins

Ancient Technology

The Lycurgus Cup.
A strange chalice made its way into the British Museum’s collection in the 1950s. It is a 1,600-year-old jade green Roman artifact called the Lycurgus Cup. The image on the chalice is an iconic scene with King Lycurgus of Thrace...

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