The Search For Alien Worlds Continues

In our quest for life beyond Earth, have we been looking in the right places? As human beings, we are carbon-based lifeforms living on a, let’s be honest, relatively temperate planet ideally situated within our solar system to sustain biological life. We’ve got the works: Water, breathable oxygen, light from the sun. It’s perfect. But …

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Japan Was Warned About Safety Of Nuclear Facilities

In every disaster movie, from The Day After Tomorrow and The Core all the way over to Independence Day and 2012, there’s a lone scientist warning of impending doom, who most initially scoff at. The world’s going to freeze over? Ha! The Earth’s core is going to stop spinning? Ha Ha! Japan’s nuclear reactors aren’t sufficiently …

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Japan Is (Was) Sinking! Right?

On Friday, March 11, 2011, an “undersea megathrust earthquake,” one of the most powerful earthquakes ever recorded, hit off the coast of Japan. The earthquake and tsunami that followed caused unimaginable damage, not the least of which being several nuclear accidents, including the Fukushima Daiichi plant meltdown, the effects of which are still being felt today. …

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Doomsday Bunker

What To Do If You Can’t Afford An Underground Bunker

The end is coming. Well, maybe. We all know the stories of 2012: The end of the Mayan long count calendar; the slow, creeping threat of a solar maximum; the hidden Planet X, Nibiru. Toss in the construction of a Doomsday Seed Bank in Norway (also known by the less ominous title of Svalbard Global …

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Old Bluffton Returns From A Watery Grave

Old Bluffton, Texas has been obscured by the watery depths of Lake Buchanan for years, but a stubborn Texan drought has lifted the veil on this hidden town lost in time. The drought, deemed “exceptional” by the U.S. Drought Monitor, has caused Lake Buchanan, the largest a big lake in Texas, to recede, revealing the broken …

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Latest faster-than-light neutrinos test yields same results

Neutrinos just don’t seem to be cooperating with our cosmological constant. Back in September, physicists working on the OPERA project fired neutrinos from CERN in Geneva, Switzerland, to Gran Sasso Italy. Afterwords, they discovered the neutrinos had arrived 60 seconds before light would have, a finding that could, if true, greatly undermine our current physics …

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Strange Patterns Found In Gobi Desert

New Google Maps images have revealed what appear to be strange patterns in the Gobi Desert. The patterns exist near China’s border with Mongolia, between Xinjiang and the Gansu province, and not terribly far from Dunhuang, the “City Of Sands.” You can view the above pattern through Google Maps at location 40.452107,93.742118, and the other is …

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Oklahoma Earthquake: Twitter Users Report “Roaring” Noise

A 5.6 magnitude earthquake hit Sparks, Oklahoma on Sunday, November 6, another in an odd series of quakes that have increased in number since February 2010, and the largest recorded earthquake in Oklahoma history. Three sections of Route 62 buckled as a result, and the earthquake could be felt “in Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, northern Texas …

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A Time-Lapse View of Earth Aboard the International Space Station

The above is a fantastic time-lapse video of our planet taken by the crews of expeditions 28 and 29 aboard the International Space Station (ISS). The largest artificial body in low-Earth orbit, the International Space Station, or ISS, can often be seen with the naked eye. I know, because I’ve seen it. According to Wikipedia, …

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