Last July, a mysterious crater appeared in Russia. It was explored in November. Extensive exploration has lead researchers to believe that the craters are a result of gas emissions. The gas is breaking through the soil after permafrost thawing, releasing tremendous amount of pressure, thus creating gigantic craters. Satellite imagery has shown 4 large craters […]Read more "Mysterious Siberian Craters… Aliens? Or Science?"
Today, an asteroid 2004 BL86 flew by Earth, pulling its own moon along for the ride. The enormous space rock is believed to measure at 325 meters across and 1800 meters in diameter. 2004 BL86 rocketed past Earth at 35,000 MPH. Although the rock does not pose a foreseeable threat, in the far distant future […]Read more "Potentially Hazardous Asteroid Passes Earth"
Is a hostile takeover by AI a legitimate concern? Stephen Hawking thinks so. Movies about artificial intelligence abound in movies and have done so for some time. The Terminator franchise warns us of the dangers of AI that has gone too far and created an apocalypse if nuclear war. The Matrix follows humanity’s story after […]Read more "Sky Net, Terminator, and AI – Legitimate Fear?"
An ancient gold ring in Lithuania is found… and no one bats an eye? Hasn’t anyone read Lord of the Rings? There was a ring… bad things happened… then everyone forgot about it until it resurfaced, to find a new bearer… Am I the only one who keeps up on my history lessons? Should we […]Read more "The One Ring is Real…"
Take a look at some accomplishments of the scientific community of the last year! What could possibly be next? (I am not so secretly wishing that hover boards happen… I mean, Back to the Future made some promises for this coming year that I am counting on…)Read more "2014 – Year in Science"