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Is The Earth Crying? Strange Noises Continue To Be Reported Worldwide

After the earthquake in Sparks, Oklahoma last year, several Twitter users reported hearing a strange noise coming from within the Earth. Ever since, I’ve been passively following reports of these ominous sounds. It’s still happening. Videos of this mysterious “roaring” or “humming” have been popping up with some regularity all over ...

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Atlantis Returns

January 24, 2012 Space

The Space Shuttle Atlantis took its first flight on October 3, 1985. 25 years and 33 missions later, it was retired at the end of the shuttle program in 2011. But it won’t be forgotten. On January 18, a groundbreaking ceremony was held at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape ...

Massive Solar Storm To Hit Earth Today

January 24, 2012 Space

Now Arriving: The most powerful solar storm to hit Earth in almost 7 years. The storm, known as a coronal mass ejection (CME), was expelled from the Sun at about 11:00 p.m. on January 22, and is on course to hit Earth today at about 9:00 a.m. EST. When it ...

Video: Non-Newtonian Fluids

January 23, 2012 Science

It looks like something out of a horror movie: An animated ooze stirring to life, climbing out of a bowl to, what else, destroy humanity one blobby hand at a time. But it’s not The Blob. It’s a non-Newtonian fluid on a speaker.

How To Capture A Black Hole

January 19, 2012 Space

How do you take a picture of a black hole? You construct a telescope as wide as Planet Earth. 50 radio telescopes around the world will be working together to construct a massive “virtual telescope,” which should allow scientists a clear view of the black hole at the center of ...

John Titor As An Unreliable Narrator

January 19, 2012 Time Travel

I’ve posted quite a bit about John Titor, the alleged time traveler from 2036. This isn’t necessarily because I believe Titor was an actual time traveler. However, I’m fascinated by his story as a whole — the future of an alternate 2036, the statements regarding our own future, the machine. ...

The Phobos-Grunt Probe Cries Out From A Watery Grave

January 17, 2012 Space

Remember when Roscosmos Director Vladimir Popovkin didn’t want to “accuse anybody” of shooting down the Phobos-Grunt Mars Probe? That isn’t so much the case anymore. Phobos-Grunt fell to Earth on Sunday and splashed down (in pieces) somewhere in the Pacific Ocean. We’re still not sure where, exactly, but it’s safe ...