Weird news stories

Mysterious Comb Unearthed in England Has a Gruesome Origin Story
7th March 2023 | | Ancient, Humans, Weird

A peculiarly gruesome artifact has been uncovered during archaeological digs in England, hearkening back to long lost cultural practices that today we can only try to imagine.

‘Potentially hazardous’ asteroid that recently zipped past Earth is an elongated weirdo with an odd rotation
22nd February 2023 | | Space, Weird

Astronomers recently got an up-close look at a “potentially hazardous” asteroid as it whizzed safely past Earth, and what they saw caught them by surprise: The space rock is unusually elongated for an asteroid and is spinning much more slowly than expected.

Scientists Discover a Weird New Form of Ice That May Change How We Think About Water
5th February 2023 | | Earth, Weird

Scientists rattling normal frozen water around in a jar of ultracold steel balls have discovered a previously unknown form of ice, closer to liquid water than any other ice yet.

1.2-Million-Year-Old Obsidian Axe Factory Found In Ethiopia
26th January 2023 | | Ancient, Humans, Weird

Forged in magma and capable of producing the sharpest blades on Earth, obsidian is without a doubt one of the most badass materials ever imagined… The jet-black volcanic glass is also extremely delicate and dangerous to work with and was not mastered by humans until the latter part of the Stone Age… or so we thought.

Hubble Finds Truth Is Stranger Than Fiction: Mysterious “Ghost” Stars Wandering Around for Billions of Years
8th January 2023 | Ancient, Space, Tech, Weird

In giant clusters of hundreds or thousands of galaxies, innumerable stars wander among the galaxies like lost souls, emitting a ghostly haze of light. These stars are not gravitationally tied to any one galaxy in a cluster.

Mysterious gamma-ray emitting bubbles around the center of the Milky Way explained
4th January 2023 | Ancient, Space, Weird

A scientist from Tokyo Metropolitan University has shown that large gamma-ray-emitting bubbles around the center of the Milky Way were produced by fast, outward-blowing winds and an associated “reverse shock.”

Two minerals never before been seen on Earth found inside 17-ton meteorite
29th November 2022 | | Ancient, Space, Weird

Two minerals that have never been seen before on Earth have been discovered inside a massive meteorite in Somalia. They could hold important clues to how asteroids form.

Expert Proposes a Method For Telling if We All Live in a Computer Program
22nd November 2022 | | Earth, Humans, Space, Weird

Physicists have long struggled to explain why the Universe started out with conditions suitable for life to evolve. Why do the physical laws and constants take the very specific values that allow stars, planets, and ultimately life to develop?

Scientists Have – Literally – Unearthed a Whole New Species of Tardigrade
21st November 2022 | | Animal Life, Earth, Weird

Tardigrades are tiny, incredibly tough animals that can withstand a wide range of dangers, including many that would obliterate most other creatures known to science.

Does physical reality objectively exist?
15th November 2022 | Humans, Misc., Weird

We think of physical reality as what objectively exists, independent of any observer. But relativity and quantum physics say otherwise.

Scientists discover massive ‘extragalactic structure’ behind the Milky Way
13th November 2022 | | Ancient, Space, Weird

An uncharted region of space known as the “zone of avoidance” lurks behind the Milky Way’s center – and astronomers just found an enormous, multi-galaxy structure there.

Weird ‘Borg’ DNA May Have Assimilated Microbes For Billions of Years
23rd October 2022 | | Ancient, Earth, Weird

Strange libraries of supplementary genes nicknamed “Borg” DNA appear to supercharge the microbes that possess them, giving them an uncanny ability to metabolize materials in their environment faster than their competitors

Astronomers Have A New Theory Why Uranus Spins On Its Side
19th October 2022 | Ancient, Space, Weird

One of the most bizarre phenomena in our Solar System is the strange way that Uranus spins on its side. That’s a puzzle because all the other planets spin upright. What could have happened to make Uranus so different, particularly from its neighbor Neptune, which formed at the same time in similar circumstances?

Astronomers baffled by black hole burping out spaghettified star years after eating it
14th October 2022 | | Space, Weird

Astronomers don’t have an explanation for a black hole burping out a shredded star, but they suspect it could be more common than once thought.

Discovered in the deep: the ‘forest of the weird’
12th October 2022 | | Animal Life, Earth, Weird

More than a mile beneath the Pacific Ocean, is a seascape of oddly shaped corals and a glass sponge named after ET.

Narwhals Are So Weird, Scientists Used Chaos Theory to Explain Their Behavior
2nd October 2022 | | Animal Life, Weird

Narwhals are enigmatic marine mammals, fascinating us with their unique appearance and secretive lifestyles under the Arctic sea ice.

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