Weird news stories

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.

An Unexpected Hubble Discovery Just Changed Our Understanding of Star Formation
19th March 2021 | sciencealert.com | Space, Tech, Weird

New observations from the Hubble Space Telescope show the powerful astrophysical jets and stellar winds that flow from baby stars do not have the expected effect of quenching the stellar growth process. This poses quite a significant conundrum for our models of star formation.

Space oddity Oumuamua probably shard of Pluto-like world, scientists say
19th March 2021 | theguardian.com | Ancient, Space, Weird

Our solar system’s first known interstellar visitor is neither a comet nor asteroid as first suspected and looks nothing like a cigar. A new study says the mystery object is likely a remnant of a Pluto-like world and shaped like a cookie.

For crying out loud: Dutch scientists grow human tear glands
18th March 2021 | theguardian.com | Humans, Misc., Weird

Stop your sobbing – because scientists can do it for you. Using stem cells, Dutch researchers have grown miniature human tear glands capable of “crying”.

What Did I Come in Here For? New Study Explains The Weird ‘Doorway Effect’
12th March 2021 | sciencealert.com | Humans, Weird

If you’ve ever walked into a room, then completely forgotten what you went in there for, you’ve experienced what’s known as the doorway effect: it’s almost as if the mind blanks itself as you change location, ready for some fresh experience or input.

A Wild Experiment Just Got Us Closer to Exploring Extra Dimensions
12th March 2021 | vice.com | Humans, Weird
Scientists have measured the smallest gravitational field yet, which has big implications for future research into dark matter, quantum gravity, and the possibility of extra dimensions.
Weird rodent glows under UV light with disco swirls of pink and orange
24th February 2021 | livescience.com | Animal Life, Weird

Researchers are building a growing (and glowing) list of fluorescent mammals, and a new addition, an endearing jumping rodent called the springhare, just leapt into the spotlight, its brown fur lighting up in swirling disco patterns of pink and orange under ultraviolet (UV) rays.

Astronomers Detect Strange, Never-Before Seen Activity From a Newly Discovered Star
3rd February 2021 | sciencealert.com | Space, Weird

New observations of a very unusual and mysterious star located approximately 15,000 light-years away from Earth have revealed a bizarre pattern of stellar activity that astronomers say they’ve never witnessed before.

‘Symbiotic stars’ caught snacking on each other outside the Milky Way
22nd January 2021 | space.com | Space, Weird

Using the Sloan Digital Sky Survey, astronomers have identified two pairs of stars beyond the galaxy that are consuming their companions.

Giant sand worm discovery proves truth is stranger than fiction
22nd January 2021 | eurekalert.org | Ancient, Animal Life, Weird

Simon Fraser University researchers have found evidence that large ambush-predatory worms–some as long as two metres–roamed the ocean floor near Taiwan over 20 million years ago.

Solar Wind Is Strangely Drawn to Earth’s North Pole, And Scientists Don’t Know Why
21st January 2021 | sciencealert.com | Earth, Space, Weird

Likely the most well-known result of the Earth’s magnetic field are the Aurora Borealis and Australis (Northern and Southern Lights).

Scientists Find More Evidence That Galaxies Are Synced Up In a ‘Cosmic Web’
11th January 2021 | vice.com | Space, Weird

The oddly coherent motion of small satellite galaxies is challenging our accepted model of the universe.

A mysterious ‘wobble’ is moving Mars’ poles around
7th January 2021 | livescience.com | Space, Weird

The Red Planet is wiggling and wobbling as it spins, research in the journal Geophysical Research Letters confirms, and astronomers have no idea why.

Our Galaxy Has a Shocking Array of Really Weird Stars. Here’s Your Ultimate Guide
2nd January 2021 | sciencealert.com | Space, Weird

You know how stars do. They’re out there, doing their thing, fusing a whole bunch of hydrogen into helium, shining up the joint.

‘Like nothing seen in nature before’: strange dinosaur has scientists enthralled
16th December 2020 | theguardian.com | Ancient, Animal Life, Weird

About 110 million years ago along the shores of an ancient lagoon in what is now north-eastern Brazil, a two-legged, chicken-sized Cretaceous period dinosaur made a living hunting insects and perhaps small vertebrates like frogs and lizards.

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