Mysterious Spider Creates Stonehenge of Silk

We just passed another winter solstice, which means there were plenty of people gathered at Stonehenge on December 21st watching the sunrise and trying to figure out what it all means. Perhaps they should ask a spider. Specifically, a mysterious spider that spins tiny Stonehenge-like structures out of silk. Does it line them up with the sun? The first “Silkhenge” was discovered in 2013 in the Tambopata National Reserve in…

Proof Real Frankenstein Monsters Would Wipe Out Humanity

I am alone and miserable. Only someone as ugly as I am could love me. In Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus by Mary Shelley, the creature begged Victor Frankenstein to cure his loneliness by making him a companion – a monster match.com mate compatible with him in looks. The creature promised that the happy couple would the leave the country and leave the good doctor and all of humanity alone….

New Study Claims Life on Mars Discovered in 1976 by Viking 1

While most of the space world is waiting (as of this writing) for word whether the European Space Agency’s Schiaparelli EDM lander successfully landed on Mars, a new paper claims that the first probe to land on Mars way back in 1976 found conclusive evidence of life on the Red Planet. Is this a matter of technology finally catching up with the data or evidence of a cover-up? On July…

Newly Discovered Tiny Pterosaur Flew With Early Birds

It has long been thought that pterosaurs – everyone’s favorite flying reptiles – had the skies to themselves until the late Cretaceous period when they died out and were replaced by birds. It seemed logical since pterosaur fossils were rarely found with early bird fossils. That’s no longer the case and paleontologists are redrawing their pictures of what the prehistoric skies looked like. Location of fossil find (a, b,c) and…

Fish Fall From the Sky in Northern Scotland

When reports of fish falling from the sky come from Scotland, the first inclination is to check the ground for empty bottles of Scotch. Videos of the recently reported incident in Aberdeenshire show no signs of alcohol influence … just plenty of fish mysteriously covering the yard of a man looking for answers. It’s a really strange phenomenon. Aberdeenshire resident Kevin Bain is not talking about the U.S. presidential election…

The Strange Solar Kids of Pakistan

Their father says his two young sons, ages 9 and 13, are normal active kids by day, but as soon as the sun goes down they enter a vegetative state – completely paralyzed until the following day’s sunrise, which brings them back to life. Before you say they sound like most kids you know, be aware that they’ve been examined by a number of doctors who have no idea what…

Treasure Trove of Fossils Found in Antarctica

Over a ton of 71 million-year old dinosaur fossils have been found in Antarctica. Most of them are from prehistoric marine reptiles and birds, even ducks that lived during the Cretaceous period. Researchers from the University of Queensland School of Biological Sciences and scientists from the United States, Australia and South Africa, found the cache while on an expedition that took lace from February to March on James Ross Island,…

Researchers Discover a 99 Million-Year-Old Erection

Before you ask … yes, it’s THAT kind of an erection. Researchers in Myanmar studying a spider inside in a 99 million-year-old piece of Burmese amber discovered that the poor arachnid was trapped with an erect penis. Not only that, it’s believed to be the first time an arachnid’s penis has ever been preserved while fully extended (who keeps track of these things?). The unlucky spider is a harvestman (Halitherses…

Neuroplasticity: The Brain that Changes Itself

Based on the best-selling book by Toronto psychiatrist and researcher Dr. Norman Doidge, a look at how we view the human mind. An astonishing new science called neuroplasticity is overthrowing the centuries-old notion that the human brain is immutable, and proving that it is, in fact, possible to change your brain. This program offers a remarkable and hopeful portrait of the endless adaptability of the human brain. “The Brain That…

Strange Slimes are Growing in Mysterious Siberian Lake

 Paul Seaburn Strange slimes – some green and some black – are growing in the world’s most pristine lake. Mysterious slimes are growing in a lake some believe to have aliens and UFOs in it. Unexplained slimes are affecting a lake that received a direct hit from a meteor just a few weeks ago. Those three slime-covered lakes are actually one – Lake Baikal in Siberia – and it may…

Frozen Mysteries at the Bottom of the World

In the furthest, most frigid region of our planet’s southern hemisphere, sprawls the highest, coldest, driest, and most isolated place on earth. Antarctica is a vast land of mountains, ice, tundra, and extreme, inhospitable cold that has kept it relatively unexplored and uninhabited even nearly 200 years after its initial discovery. Yet as technology improves and humankind’s ever growing desire to push at the boundaries of our understanding of our…

New Analysis Shows Yeti is Not a Hybrid Polar Bear

Despite what TV cop shows would like you to believe, DNA evidence can be wrong. This is good news for Yetis who were not looking forward to inviting brown bears and polar bears over for the holidays based on DNA tests that pointed to Yeti being a polar bear-brown bear hybrid. It turns out those results were in error. You may remember the research led by Oxford geneticist Bryan Sykes…

Mystery Illness Puts Kazakhstan Villagers to Sleep for Days

Imagine living in a town where one out of six people sitting in a restaurant or theater suddenly fall asleep. Imagine these people cannot be woken up and stay in this sleep for up to six days. That’s what’s happening in Kalachi, Kazakhstan, where over 100 of the town’s 680 residents have fallen victim to a mysterious disease even the doctors are comparing to Washington Irving’s “Legend of Sleepy Hollow.”…