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The Icelandic Elf School, And A Word Of Warning

Since 1991, the Icelandic Elf School (or Álfaskólinn) has held classes on all sorts of mysterious creatures in Iceland, from hidden people, trolls, and gnomes, all the way over to fairies and, of course, elves. It’s located in the country’s capital, Reykjavik, and run by Magnús Skarphéðinsson. According to Wikipedia, he “organizes five hour long …

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NASA Confirms Existence Of 4,700 Potentially Hazardous Asteroids

Everything seems so peaceful when you look up at the stars. It’s all so quiet. Motionless. Eternal. But that’s only because your eyes can’t see the 4,700 asteroids that might want you, and everything else on Earth, dead. New data from NASA’s NEOWISE project (that’s Near-Earth Object Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer) has confirmed the existence …

New Discovery Casts Doubt On Mayan “Doomsday” Prophecy

This week, archaeologists working at the Xultun ruins in Guatemala revealed their latest discovery: Ancient Mayan astronomical tables. They were found in a surprisingly well-preserved “writing room,” where the ancient Mayans at Xultun likely worked on their astronomical calculations, setting the groundwork for their now infamous calendar system. Archaeologists even found something akin to a …

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Life On A Rogue Planet

We’ve heard about the potentially life-supporting planets around other stars, in some cases sliding neatly into the habitable zones of red dwarfs. But there’s another kind of planet out there, one you probably wouldn’t think could harbor life: Rogue planets. Professor Chandra Wickramasinghe and his team at the University of Buckingham Centre for Astrobiology have …