Weird news stories
Scientists have discovered an astronomical object that has never been observed before. It is more massive than collapsed stars, known as “neutron stars”, but has less mass than black holes.
A series of viral articles claimed that NASA had discovered particles from another parallel universe in which time runs backwards. These claims were incorrect. The true story is far more exciting and strange, involving a journey into the Big Bang and out the other side.
Physicists set a new record by linking together a hot soup of 15 trillion atoms in a bizarre phenomenon called quantum entanglement.
Astronomers have discovered an activity cycle in another fast radio burst, potentially unearthing a significant clue about these mysterious deep-space phenomena.
Human pregnancy is downright curious. Today, we still don’t know why women go into labour for so long or why they face so much risk when they give birth.
LIKE a scene out of a sci-fi movie, a small patch of Chiltern’s Mount Pilot National Park is now lit up by green, glowing mushrooms.
In August of 1951, a strange illness descended on the small French town of Pont-Saint-Esprit. Victims complained of abdominal pains, delirium and hallucinations of flames and hellish creatures.
While many of us use social media to be tickled silly by cat videos or wowed by delectable cakes, others use them to discover new species.
Astronomers have detected regular pulsations in a class of intermediate-sized stars known as delta Scutis that has until now puzzled scientists.
Spied through a normal telescope, the galaxy PKS 2014−55 is an unremarkable smudge of bright light. But look again in radio wavelengths, and you’ll see that the galaxy is hiding a gargantuan, glowing treasure at its center — and X marks the spot.
We can now add atmospheric craziness to WASP-79b’s already substantial exotic appeal. The gas-giant exoplanet, which lies about 780 light-years from Earth, circles extremely close to its bright host star…
The Pentagon on Monday released three declassified videos that show US navy pilots encountering what appear to be unidentified flying objects.
Emitting an eerie green glow, they look like foliage from a retro computer game, but in fact they are light-emitting plants produced in a laboratory.
A physics paper proposes neither you nor the world around you are real and that the universe self-simulates itself in a “strange loop”.