Weird news stories

Wild New Paper Claims Earth May Be Surrounded by a Giant Magnetic Tunnel
18th October 2021 | sciencealert.com | Humans, Space, Weird

Mysterious structures in the sky that have puzzled astronomers for decades might finally have an explanation – and it’s quite something.

What if the universe had no beginning?
11th October 2021 | livescience.com | Earth, Humans, Space, Weird

In the beginning, there was … well, maybe there was no beginning. Perhaps our universe has always existed — and a new theory of quantum gravity reveals how that could work.

Gigantic cavity in space sheds new light on how stars form
23rd September 2021 phys.org | Space, Tech, Weird

Astronomers analyzing 3D maps of the shapes and sizes of nearby molecular clouds have discovered a gigantic cavity in space.

‘What I saw that night was real’: is it time to take aliens more seriously?
14th September 2021 | theguardian.com | Humans, Weird

The Pentagon has been quietly investigating unidentified flying objects since 2007. The fact that they think they might exist is good news to those who claim to have seen them.

Mystery object in space could be a new arm of the Milky Way
24th August 2021 | livescience.com | Ancient, Space, Weird

Scientists spot giant feature at edge of the galaxy.

First 2D supersolid in quantum gas
19th August 2021 cosmosmagazine.com | Humans, Tech, Weird

Scientists create an exotic form of matter using ultracold gases of highly magnetic atoms.

Scientists find two huge red rocks with ‘complex organic matter’ in the asteroid belt that shouldn’t be there
2nd August 2021 | independent.co.uk | Space, Weird

Scientists have found two huge, red objects in the asteroid belt that they believe are not supposed to be there – both of which have “complex organic matter” on their surfaces.

Light from behind a black hole spotted for 1st time, proving Einstein right
30th July 2021 | livescience.com | Space, Tech, Weird

Astronomers have detected light coming from behind a black hole for the first time, proving Albert Einstein right, yet again.

‘Alien abduction’ stories may come from lucid dreaming, study hints
21st July 2021 | livescience.com | Humans, Weird

Lucid dreaming, in which people are partially aware and can control their dreams during sleep, could explain so-called alien abduction stories, a study suggests.

This Weirdly Smart, Creeping Slime Is Redefining Our Understanding of Intelligence
14th June 2021 | sciencealert.com | Earth, Humans, Weird

This bizarre little organism doesn’t have a brain, or a nervous system – its blobby, bright-yellow body is just one cell. This slime mold species has thrived, more or less unchanged, for a billion years in its damp, decaying habitats. And, in the last decade, it’s been changing how we think about cognition and problem-solving.

This Startling Image of Our Galaxy’s Center Hints at a New Cosmic Phenomenon
31st May 2021 | sciencealert.com | Ancient, Space, Weird

The center of the Milky Way is a strange and wild place. There dwells our galactic nucleus – a supermassive black hole 4 million times the mass of the Sun, a beast named Sgr A*. It’s probably the most extreme environment in our galaxy, dominated by Sgr A*’s gravitational and magnetic fields.

Mysterious Wobbles in Saturn’s Rings Reveal Clues About Its ‘Fuzzy’ Interior
13th May 2021 | sciencealert.com | Space, Weird

The interiors of Jupiter and Saturn are actually quite difficult to probe. But Saturn’s uniquely glorious and extensive ring system is proving to be an excellent tool for figuring out the densities deep below its thick cloud layers, right down to the core.

Strange crater suggests ancient Mars may have been frigid with occasional snowmelt
24th April 2021 | space.com | Ancient, Space, Weird

Mars’ ancient history interests scientists because if the arid planet was once warm and wet, it may have been habitable to life. One new study about an unnamed Martian crater suggests a new possibility about Mars’ past.

The solar system is weirdly dusty. How the hell did it get there?
24th April 2021 | wired.co.uk | Space, Weird

That glow you see at sunrise or sunset is caused by cosmic dust. For decades astronomers thought it came from asteroids but now they’re not so sure.

Pentagon Confirms ‘Pyramid-Shaped’ UFO Video Footage Is Authentic
15th April 2021 | sciencealert.com | Humans, Weird

A series of newly surfaced images and videos of unidentified flying objects filmed by the US Navy have now been confirmed as authentic by the Pentagon.

Scientists Translated Spiderwebs Into Music, And It’s Beyond Stunning
13th April 2021 | sciencealert.com | Animal Life, Humans, Weird

Spiders rely quite significantly on touch to sense the world around them. Their bodies and legs are covered in tiny hairs and slits that can distinguish between different kinds of vibrations.

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