Home Blog Page 3

Every year, billions of gallons of ocean water fall into the Earth at subduction zones, then gush back out at hydrothermal vents, contributing to hundreds of feet of sea level loss over time

The ocean is a big bathtub full of 326 million cubic miles (1.3 billion cubic kilometers) of water... And somebody has unplugged the drain.

New Dinosaur: Ancient 36 feet Loch Ness monster discovered in Antarctica

Paleontologists have discovered the remains of an ancient Loch Ness Monster look-alike in freezing Antarctica. And just like the legendary Nessie, it wasn't the runt of the litter.

Pupils at an elite primary school in China wear brainwave-detecting headbands that allow teachers to track concentration levels in real-time

It's like a scene out of a horror movie... But pure reality! An elite primary school in Hangzhou, China is making its students wear brainwave-reading headbands that can...

Boom Boom Boom! M6.1, M7.2, M6.3 earthquakes hits Tonga and Kermadec Islands north of New Zealand within 6 hours – Tsunami warning after strongest earthquake

A tsunami warning has been issued for parts of the Pacific after a M7.2 earthquake struck the Kermadec Islands region on June 15, 2019 at 11pm UTC. The...

Pico Viejo – Teide earthquake swarm on Tenerife, Canary Islands – Potentially decisive magma intrusion as more than 500 earthquakes hits the giant volcano

Teide volcano on Tenerife, Canary Islands, is currently being hit by a series of small earthquakes. The swarm, that has started on June 14, 2019, counts already 512...

Extreme lightning storms follow heatwave: Another 170 sheep and goat killed by lightning in India

On June 12, 2019, a lightning storm killed 100 sheep in Kashmir. Well, a day after, 170 more sheep and goats were killed during another extreme lightning storm...

The US just witnessed its 12 wettest months in 125 years, and the floods keep coming

Flooding swamped parts of the Southeast over the weekend, with as much as a foot of rain falling in western North Carolina. At the same time, the...

Melbourne and Auckland ready to blow! Volcano alert in Australia and New Zealand as expert warns both megapoles could be hit by massive underground eruption sending torrent of lava through the streets

A LEADING expert has warned a deadly underground volcanic eruption could strike urban Australia at any moment causing torrents of lava to flow through the streets. The catastrophic...

Mother milk comes out of woman vulva

Most of the time, breast milk comes from, well, the breast. However, in one particularly unusual case, an Austrian woman started lactating from her vulva. So why ?

The biggest animal disease outbreak of all time is going out-of-control right now!

A deadly pig virus, the “pig Ebola,” is spreading uncontrollably across huge swathes of the world in what’s become the biggest animal disease outbreak the planet has ever faced.

Star Trek logo spotted on Mars giant crater

Forget about the face on Mars or its pyramid! The most evocative thing yet discovered on the surface of the Red Planet is the Starfleet emblem from the fictional universe of Star Trek.

Corrupted Brazil poisons world’s food industry

Brazil, one of the largest food producers around the world, has approved over 1,000 new pesticide products in recent years. In order to bolster agriculture and deregulate the environment,...

Ancient rock carvings found in the world’s largest impact crater in South Africa

Two billion years ago an enormous asteroid slammed into what is now South Africa. It left behind the largest and second oldest confirmed impact crater, the 300 kilometer-wide (190-mile) Vredefort Crater.

Frying the Pacific Northwest to cool the US East

Can it be anymore obvious! There was a clear divide in the US temperature. While a rare heatwave currently hits California with triple-digit heat, a baffling frost...

All these unprecedented fires in recent years bring focus on how all that smoke actually harm our wildfire firefighter warriors

When Timothy Ingalsbee thinks back on his days in the 1980s and '90s fighting wildfires in the Pacific Northwest, he remembers the adventure of jumping out of a helicopter into the wilderness,...

It’s biblical! Worst locust plague in 60 years invades Sardinia, Italy – More than 2,500 hectares of crops destroyed

Millions of locusts have invaded the Italian island of Sardinia, seriously affecting farmers' livestock and crop production in the worst insect invasion in more than 60 years. The biblical plague...

Plants are going extinct at a pace that has never been seen before!

Twice as many plant species have gone extinct in the last 250 years than amphibians, mammals, and birds combined. The first comprehensive report of global plant extinctions suggest...

British “Atlantis” discovered in the North Sea

Archaeologists believe they have discovered an ancient Stone Age settlement once home to thousands of people 8,000 years ago. Today, it rests at the bottom of the North...

Newly discovered Pacific hydrothermal vent off Oregon shares key characteristics for studying how life might evolve on other ocean worlds

A newly discovered abnormal hydrothermal vent discovered 120 kilometers (75 miles) off the west coast of America could help researchers find life on oceanic worlds beyond our own.

This new AI is helping to put faces to voices… And the results are pretty amazing!

From the guy who does the voice-over for movie trailers to the announcers on the subway, our lives are full of faceless voices. And while most of us...

Ebola outbreak crosses borders – Was brought to Uganda by 5-year-old Congolese boy

Ebola, which was spreading rapidly but is now contained within the Democratic Republic of Congo, has now spread to Uganda. A 5-year-old Congolese boy who traveled to Uganda...

Rare snowstorm in June covers Kashmir as severe heatwave hits northern India – 100 sheep killed by lightning

The upper reaches of Kashmir on Wednesday received rare snowfall and heavy rain leading to flooding in some areas even as plains of North India are reeling under an intense heat wave. 

Ultimate irony of the green revolution: Saving the World with electric vehicles means strangling the Atacama desert and other salt flats around the Planet

Mining lithium and copper to supply the battery boom and fight climate change is wrecking a fragile ecosystem in Chile. An oases that once interrupted the dusty slopes of the Atacama desert...

India mega heatwave kills ‘dozens’ of people as temperatures hit 50C, melting roads

Dozens of people are reported to have died in a heatwave across India that has seen temperatures reaching more than 50°C (122°F). This has culminated with Delhi, a city of 26 million,...

Brain tumor turns out to be pork tapeworm

A terrifying diagnosis turned into a scene from a horror movie when a woman's brain tumor turned out to actually be a parasite. Yes doc! It was...

This zombie snake fakes its own death flipping on its back and hanging its tongue out

The North Carolina State Parks and Recreation have posted some pictures on their Facebook page showing a common snake with quite the uncommon behavior. When threatened, the hog-nose...

Abortion? – Ladies… Please stop using your vacuum cleaner to end your period early

In a horrifying tweet for the ages, a woman who says she is a nurse claimed she had seen several patients this week who had attempted to speed up their period through...

Japan restarts commercial whaling after 30-year stop

Japan is preparing to restart commercial whaling next month for the first time in 30 years, after its controversial withdrawal from the International Whaling Commission (IWC). On July...

Strange news from the far side of the Moon

Our own Moon has one of the largest preserved craters in the Solar System, the South Pole-Aitken Basin, located on the far side of the satellite. The area is...

2019 Gulf Of Mexico “Dead Zone” is the second biggest on record and the area’s largest in 30 years

Every spring, the Gulf of Mexico sees a major die-off of marine life where the Mississippi River meets the Atlantic Ocean. But this year, it’s different – bigger,...

Noctilucent clouds invade the USA as far south as Freedom, Oklahoma and San Francisco, California

On June 8th and 9th, many people who have never previously heard of "noctilucent clouds" (NLCs) found themselves eagerly taking pictures of them. "I have never seen...

Some Ohio farmers won’t plant crops at all

The constant rains this spring are leaving some Ohio farmers wondering whether they'll be able to plant any crops this year. Just one-third of Ohio's corn crop had...

First meat-eating plant in North America discovered in Canada around a pond dubbed ‘The Little Bog of Horror’

Even if plants are going extinct at rates faster than amphibians, mammals and birds combined, maybe you've noticed, but plants outnumber us! If they ever get a taste for eating animals, we...

Seals help scientists to solve the mystery of Antarctica’s giant holes

Sometimes, a giant hole suddenly opens up in Antarctica’s sea ice during wintertime but, until now, scientists didn’t know why. To try and explain this mysterious phenomenon, researchers...

Tap water turns purple in Ohio town overnight

Residents of Coal Grove, a village in Lawrence County, Ohio woke up on June 3, 2019 to find their bathrooms looking like a scene from Ghostbusters. Their taps ran with...

Ban on cryptocurrency in India to send you 10 years in jail for trading, mining or holding the stuff

India's government is considering introducing an outright ban on cryptocurrency. This new law would see 10-year jail sentences doled out to anyone caught trading, mining or holding the...

When it rains animals – True weather weirdness

Animals falling from the sky like oversized organic raindrops may seem like the stuff of urban legends and Paul Thomas Anderson movies. But it's an absolutely real phenomenon...probably. Here's...

Rare M4.0 earthquake hits near Cleveland, Ohio in Lake Erie – Almost 6,000 people report feeling the quake

A magnitude 4.0 earthquake hit near the Ohio coast in Lake Erie around 10:50 a.m. Monday, June 10, 2019. The tremors were felt as far away as Cranberry...

What the heck is that thing? Strange creature resembling “Dobby the Elf” from Harry Potter captured on security camera

What the heck is that thing? A strange video has surfaced purporting to be from security camera footage which captured what appears to be a creature resembling “Dobby...

Horse hell as death toll hits 29 at Santa Anita, Arcadia… And nobody knows why

The California Horse Racing Board asked Santa Anita to suspend racing for the six remaining race days of its season, which began Dec. 26 and ends June 23.