Weird news stories
Apparent sightings of the Tasmanian tiger in northern Australia have sparked a search for the long-extinct carnivore.
The wolf-like predators were the largest known carnivorous marsupial to have existed alongside human society, but the last known specimen died in a zoo on the island of Tasmania itself in 1936.
Time is weird – in spite of what we think, the Universe doesn’t have a master clock to run by, making it possible for us to experience time differently depending on how we’re moving or how much gravity is pulling on us.
Alt: Physicists Have Uncovered a Weird Problem While Measuring Time
Rurrenabaque, BoliviaIn the Bolivian Amazon, where vast rivers wind endlessly through mountainous terrain and a thick blanket of fog creeps through the trees, the locals say the jungle can swallow you in a second. Venture too far and you may never find your way back.
When measuring time, we normally assume that clocks do not affect space and time, and that time can be measured with infinite accuracy at nearby points in space. However, combining quantum mechanics and Einstein’s theory of general relativity theoretical physicists from the University of Vienna and the Austrian Academy of Sciences have demonstrated a fundamental limitation for our ability to measure time.
A large “cat” with a taste for mutton is believed to be roaming the most remote parts of northern Scotland, stripping sheep from their skin and leaving no trace but bones and wool.
Related: Are these the footprints of a Sasquatch?
Related: Bigfoot expedition inspires ban on state-funded searches for mythical creatures
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March 13, 1997. It’s a date many people will remember, as it is the night the so-called “Phoenix Lights” event took place. 20 years ago. In the two decades since that mysterious night, there have been lots of theories over the light’s origins.
Related: ‘NASA dimmed the feed’: ‘Megaship’ spotted by space station
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A new paper uncovers a number of coincidences suggesting that recently discovered radio bursts are consistent with advanced civilizations using light sails for transportation.
Alt: Are Fast Radio Bursts Evidence Of Alien Activity?
These bizarre events put one in mind of a simple but arresting thesis: that we are living in the Matrix, and something has gone wrong with the controllers. This idea was, I’m told, put forward first and most forcibly by the N.Y.U. philosopher David Chalmers: what is happening lately, he says, is support for the hypothesis that we are living in a computer simulation and that something has recently gone haywire within it.
We have yet to explore all of what the ocean has to offer, but a recent find has suggested that aliens may have already beaten us to it – if a group of alien hunters are to be believed.
Related: An explanation for those mysterious pinging sounds in Canada’s Arctic
Related: Brightly-lit orange UFO filmed hovering over French coastal town baffles residents
Related: Paranormal phenomena exists in another dimension that ‘our consciousness connects with’
The world’s first piece of metallic hydrogen, created by Harvard scientists just last month, has disappeared.
The machinery used to keep the sample stable malfunctioned, leaving no sign of the metal in its wake.
A newly unearthed essay by Winston Churchill reveals he was open to the possibility of life on other planets.
Churchill’s interest in science is well-known: he was the first British prime minister to employ a science adviser, Frederick Lindemann, and met regularly with scientists such as Sir Bernard Lovell, a pioneer of radio astronomy.
Scientists don’t know much about the mysterious, powerful electric discharges that sometimes occur in the upper levels of the atmosphere in conjunction with thunderstorms. The first photograph of the phenomenon—which can occur as high as about 90km above the surface of the Earth and are known variously as sprites, pixies, elves, or jets—was only taken from Earth in 1989.
An image of a ‘dome’ in Antarctica has sparked claims there was once a civilisation living in the frozen continent.
The picture, which is said to be from Google Earth, shows an oval-shaped structure that is believed be 400 foot (121 metres) across.
For decades Uri Geller, the man famous for allegedly bending cutlery with his mind on UK television, was mocked over his claims to have paranormal powers. But while the British public were always sceptical it has transpired that none other than the CIA believed the “spoonbender” was psychic all along.
Alt: The real-life X-Files: How CIA recruited Uri Geller to test his psychic abilities and were STUNNED when he was able to match random drawings by an agent sealed in another room
Related: Did a UFO give Uri Geller magical powers when he was three years old? It sounds crazy but in fact, an air force captain saw it all – and confirmed every detail
Related: Is Nasa hiding aliens? Astronaut covers up evidence of mystery flashing lights moving past the space station, UFO hunters claim
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The corpse flower takes ten years to build up enough energy to bloom, but mysteriously, dozens of them bloomed within weeks of each other in 2016
[Dan Carlson] maintained that “green music”—sounds akin to, or recorded from, those found in nature, like birds singing or crickets stridulating—possesses frequencies that boost plant growth and yield rates. He claimed that when exposed to synthesized birdsong, a plant’s stomata—the mouth-like pores on the underside of leaves that absorb water and nutrients and expel oxygen—widen.