Apocalypse 2012: Eyes Of Majora

“I went to great lengths to get that legendary mask. When I finally had it…I could sense the doom of a dark omen brewing. It was that unwelcome feeling that makes your hair stand on end.” – The Happy Mask Salesman Oh, we don’t have much time, now.

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Google Maps Circles

Google Maps Anomaly: “Crop Circles”

Whoa. Either those circles are just from center-pivot irrigation, or the aliens have arrived en masse. Actually, these strange circles on Google Maps are exactly that: the result of circle irrigation, a method some farmers use to water crops. You know, by rotating sprinking equipment in a big circle. Better coverage that way, I guess. …

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Myths and Aliens at the Rhodope Mountains

Spanning southern Bulgaria and parts of Greece, the Rhodope Mountains were named after Queen Rhodope of Thrace, a figure of Greek mythology. They’re home to such natural wonders as the marble cliffs of the Trigrad Gorge, which leads to a very interesting place: Devil’s Throat Cave. You see, the Rhodope Mountains were the homeland of …

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A Splendor Seldom Seen

Photo: A Splendor Seldom Seen

Yesterday, CICLOPS (that’s Cassini Imaging Central Laboratory for Operations) released a fascinating new image of Saturn titled “A Splendor Seldom Seen.” Courtesy NASA’s Cassini spacecraft, the image was taken on October 17, 2012. As you can see from the ghostly hues, Saturn is backlit by the sun, putting Cassini in the planet’s shadow. Because of …

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Nuking Cyclones

NOAA Explains Why We Can’t Nuke Tropical Cyclones

Earlier this year, NOAA shocked the world when they announced that mermaids — yes, mermaids — probably aren’t real. Well, unfortunately, they’ve once again decided to crush the hopes and dreams of those of us who sometimes like to think outside the box. Like, way outside the box. On their Tropical Cyclone Modification And Myths …

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The GRAIL mission comes to an end

NASA’s GRAIL Probes Prepare For Crash Landing

So, do you remember when I wrote about NASA’s Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory, aka the GRAIL mission? Back in February, its twin probes, Ebb & Flow (named by fourth graders at Emily Dickinson Elementary School, no less), gave us a fascinating look at the moon’s oft-unseen far side. Yeah, well…now we’re gonna crash those …

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Finding Extraterrestrial Life With Europa Ventures LLC

“For decades, scientists have theorized the existence of liquid water oceans on Jupiter’s moon, Europa. We’ve recently discovered new, captivating evidence that these sub-surface oceans do exist and could support life. We’ve sent six astronauts from space programs throughout the world on a three year journey to Europa to explore its oceans and confirm these …

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Time Anomalies

“Time Anomalies” Reported On Argentinian Highway

On Monday, a translated report was posted at Inexplicata of an alleged “time slip” incident on a segment of National Route No. 5 in Argentina. According to the report, two men have reported feelings of disorientation after traveling on the road, something that’s happened to them multiple times. Even stranger is the unexplained “missing time” …

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GravityLight: Light Powered By The Force Of Gravity

In developing countries, people often rely on kerosene lamps for lighting after night falls. While this is effective, its fumes are harmful (“equivalent to smoking 2 packets of cigarettes every day”) and bad for the environment. But without reliable access to electricity, they really have no choice. Martin Riddiford and Jim Reeves, however, hope to …

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