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hellish planet

A terrifying new planet with oceans of lava was just discovered

December 8th, 2021

A new planet discovered by scientists has oceans of lava covering its surface. The hellish planet is called GJ 367b, and it’s roughly 30 light-years away from the Earth. The new planet is smaller than Earth — around three-quarters the size to be exact. That makes it larger than Mercury, but somewhat smaller than Mars. …

Dinosaur Fossils

This dinosaur fossil found in Chile has a tail like a sword

December 8th, 2021

Discoveries of new dinosaur fossils show just how dangerous the lives of Earth’s early creatures were. These discoveries also show us how early creatures evolved to protect themselves from predators. Enter Stegouros elengassen, a new genus of dinosaurs discovered in a dig down in Chile. The new dino appears to share some similarities with the …

weather modification

China successfully modified the weather to create clear skies, researchers say

December 8th, 2021

Researchers at a Beijing university say China’s weather authorities successfully used weather modification to ensure clear skies during a major celebration this year. The Chinese Communist party celebrated its centenary on July 1 with a major celebration. The celebration took place in Tiananmen Square and included tens of thousands of attendees. According to a research …

The largest organism in the world is being eaten alive

December 1st, 2021

The world’s largest organism, which is found in the Wasatch Mountains of the western United States, is slowly being eaten alive. Known as Pando, the organism is a 106-acre stand of quaking aspen clones. From the outside, it looks like a massive woodland of several individual trees. In reality, Pando is made up of 47,000 …

These meat-eating bees will haunt your nightmares

November 27th, 2021

Scientists have observed a little-known species of meat-eating bee that sports an extra tooth for biting flesh. According to a recent paper on the bees, they use their extra tooth to pull and gather meat. Doug Yanega, an entomologist with UC Riverside says that these are the only bees in the world that have evolved …

The Moon during a lunar eclipse

You need to see these jaw-dropping lunar eclipse photos

November 25th, 2021

An astrophotographer has released a new photo of the recent partial lunar eclipse and it captures the event perfectly. The photo is a composite of thousands of photos captured during the four-hour event. Taken by Andrew McCarthy, the photos were captured using three cameras that McCarthy set up outside in Arizona the night of the …

An atom particle

Mind-blowing physics experiment can turn matter invisible

November 24th, 2021

We finally have a demonstration of a quantum effect that was predicted years ago, which is capable of making invisible matter. Scientists at MIT have used lasers to squeeze lithium gas together after cooling it to very low temperatures. The result, though, is an invisible gas that can block the scattering of light. Scientists believe …