How the Legend of Julius Caesar’s Assassin was Ignored

Julius Caesar was a ruthless leader who would stop at nothing to realize his goals and visions for a unified and powerful Roman Empire. During his rise to power, Caesar would make several enemies which would eventually lead to his demise in the form of an assassination so intricate and elaborate, the likes of which have not been matched to this day. Before getting into this incredibly intricate plot, it is important to first learn… Seguir leyendo

The Origin of the Knights Templar and the First Crusade

In 1099, Christian armies overtook the then Muslim controlled Jerusalem. After the overthrow, Western European Christians were tasked with traveling through Muslim-controlled territories to reach the Holy Land. The Knights Templar During the medieval era, the Knights Templar were created — in the year 1118 — by Hugues de Payens a French knight and devout Christian. This religious military began with the name, the Poor Fellow Soldiers of Christ and the Temple of Solomon.… Seguir leyendo

Did the Sumerians Predict the End of the World?

People have been predicting the end of the world almost as long as the world has existed. Whether they thought the world would end far in the future or the very next day, there are a plethora of doomsday predictions to be found when studying ancient civilizations. One huge question is whether the Sumerians predicted the end of the world or not. Many of those old prophecies have sparked modern intrigue. People connecting the old… Seguir leyendo

The Disturbing Story of the Aztec Death Whistle

It’s the 1990s. A group of archeologists in Mexico City had been excavating parts of an Aztec temple over 500 years old when they uncovered something exciting — a body. But this isn’t just a random burial. This is the body of someone who was sacrificed. The body has been very meticulously buried. Its head has been removed, and its arms placed carefully across its chest. In its hands are small objects with the images… Seguir leyendo

Scientists lose it when hunter posts baby T-rex fossil on eBay for millions

If you have the cash, you could buy an authentic baby T-rex fossil on eBay, much to the chagrin of paleontologists and scientists who want it to remain in the public trust. In 2013, a professional fossil hunter from Kansas, Alan Detrich found a fossil of a baby Tyrannosaurus rex at Hell Creek Formation near Jordan, Montana. The fossil, which he claims may be one-of-a-kind, was discovered on leased land that Detrich used to search… Seguir leyendo

Is There Truth to the Myth of the Minotaur?

Found in Greek mythology, the Minotaur myth has been around since the time of Zeus. It is a figure said to have the head of a bull on top of a man’s body. As the legend goes, he was birthed by Pasiphae, the Cretan queen, after the Cretan king, Minos, deceived the sea god Poseidon. Poseidon made Minos’ wife fall in love with a Cretan bull, as punishment, and Pasiphae wound up mating with the… Seguir leyendo

How Mata Hari May Have Been Framed by the French Government

There’s always something fascinating when it comes to perceived government conspiracies. Whether the initial rumor started from a beat writer who was looking for revenge on a past job or colleague, or the agency in question slipped up to the public, there is always room for another government scandal. One particularly juicy incident in history was the legend of Margaretha Geertruida Zelle, otherwise known as Mata Hari. As it goes, she was a Dutch… Seguir leyendo

Scientists make fantastic find — A “fossil graveyard” that holds many keys to Earth’s past

A team of paleontologists has potentially made the find of the century, having discovered a fossil graveyard that they say contains “extraordinary evidence” that the asteroid that smashed into the Earth 66 million years ago is responsible for the extinction of the dinosaurs. The remarkable findings are all part of a study published by PNAS (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America). The New Yorker was one of the… Seguir leyendo

This is how matter can be both liquid and solid at the same time

It’s not every day we learn about a new state of physical matter, but today is such a day. Rather than your typical solid, gas, or liquid, scientists have confirmed a new “chain-melted state” that is simultaneously solid and liquid at the same time. The state is thermodynamically stable, and a new discovery. It’s also quite weird. Now consider that this exotic and improbable-sounding matter has been inside our bodies all along. It’s a newly… Seguir leyendo

We just got our first black hole photos, and they are good

Though many might not know it, we’ve actually never seen a black hole before. When you think of black hole photos, you’re usually remembering artistic renderings based on the underlying science. With astronomy, this is generally the case. As with things like Planet Nine, we can usually detect an item’s effect on the space around it before we know for sure if something is there or what it is. That all changed today. According… Seguir leyendo

8 Unexplained Archaeological Discoveries That May Have Otherworldly Explanations

Archaeological discoveries are exciting and help contribute to our understanding of various events that have happened in the history of our world. What happens when something is discovered that we cannot explain? These discoveries happen and often leave archaeologists scratching their heads, wondering where these items came from and how they formed. We have put together some of the unexplained archaeological discoveries in the past, and where they are located, so you can start putting… Seguir leyendo

Something on Mars is producing methane, and we don’t know what

In a breakthrough discovery, recently a European orbiter found that Mars produces methane. And if you don’t know the implications of this discovery, you’re not alone. According to the New York Times, scientists working with the European Space Agency’s Mars Express orbiter found methane on the planet in a place called Gale Crater. Furthermore, NASA’s Curiosity rover also detected a rise in methane in the same region for more than two months in the summer… Seguir leyendo

“Planet Nine” likely to be found in the next decade

Nothing excites people like a planet. In 2006, the International Astronomical Union (IAU) downgraded Pluto’s status to “dwarf planet,” and the internet jokes haven’t stopped since. There’s this riff on an Eric Andre sketch:Rip Pluto #Memes #Space — Smh Memes (@keep_kitty) April 1, 2019Or this one with Pluto having a head-to-head with famed astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson: Image provided via Syfy Wire Unfortunately, Pluto is on track to get its heart broken… Seguir leyendo

The U.S. Government Funded a Study on Astral Projection in the 80s: The Results They’ve Kept Buried

Government conspiracies are always a fun topic. From presidents being assassinated to political figures hiding the existence of extraterrestrial beings, it’s hard to ignore that there is potential for secrets to be kept from the public’s eyes and ears. It would make sense, too, as there are, to the higher-ups throughout the world, pieces of information that aren’t necessary for everyone to see. It’s a need-to-know sort of thing, and essentially, these are the real-life… Seguir leyendo

This is why most people haven’t seen extraterrestrials, and how that could change — M.E.T.I.

At any moment, mankind could receive a signal from extraterrestrial life. In the last twenty years, we have detected planets like Earth which orbit around virtually every distant star, but as of yet, we haven’t gotten a clear response. In light of this “Great Silence,” astronomers have speculated that Earth may be a kind of cosmic Eden or a “galactic zoo.” Highly advanced extraterrestrials could be watching from behind a kind of one-way mirror.“We’ve… Seguir leyendo

Woman with two mutations has virtually no pain, heals faster, has little fear or anxiety

A middle-aged Scottish woman has two mutations that virtually prevent her from feeling any pain. She can eat the hottest of Scotch bonnet chili peppers whole without the slightest problem. She gave birth and never needed any painkillers, and she is blessed with having extremely low anxiety or feelings of fear. One of her genetic mutations is new to science and could be a potential breakthrough for every person on the planet who experiences chronic… Seguir leyendo

Researchers say alien life may exist while humans live in their ‘galactic zoo’

With thousands of exoplanets confirmed to exist in our universe, the question of “why haven’t we detected alien or extraterrestrial life” still exists. To date, we as humans have yet to make contact with what we would consider alien life. Researchers have called this lack of extraterrestrial contact the “Great Silence.” But, some researchers have a perfectly sound explanation for the silence. According to them, we may just be living in a “galactic zoo” that… Seguir leyendo

Scientists Find the Remains of the Largest Bear on Earth—It Lived 700,000 Years Ago

Researchers say that they recently discovered fossils that belong to a specimen of the species of Arctotherium Angustidens, considered the most gigantic bear that ever existed. Their closest known relative is the spectacled bear (Tremarctos ornatus). The researchers say that the recently excavated skeletal remains are incredibly well-preserved. The remnants of the gigantic bear were found in San Pedro, Argentina, excavated at a depth of around nine meters.Dr. Leopoldo Soibelzon, a researcher at the… Seguir leyendo

Mammoths are one step closer to being brought back from extinction

A new study recently published in the journal Nature reports that researchers from Japan have managed to successfully ‘restart’ 28,000-year-old cells from Woolly Mammoths implanted in Mice. Scientists took the nuclei from the bone marrow and muscle tissue from a well-preserved woolly mammoth discovered in Siberian permafrost in 2011. They implanted them into several dozen mouse egg cells and discovered evidence of essentials biological processes crucial for cell division to take place. Of the dozens… Seguir leyendo

Flat-Earthers going to Antarctica seeking ‘truth’ about our ‘flat’ Earth

A group of people known as “Flat Earthers” actually believe that the Earth is flat, regardless of what science – or their eyes – tell them. They’ve grown so distrustful of science that they believe that planning and executing an expedition to Antarctica will help them prove that the Earth is indeed flat as they claim. These Flat Earthers believe that Antarctica is indeed where the world “ends.” Apparently, they believe that by sailing around… Seguir leyendo

Scientists say they might have uncovered the rarest of Viking ship graves

Norwegian officials said Sunday that they might have found the burial site of a rare Viking ship using Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR). Although they did not find an actual ship, what they did find indicates a ship may once have been there, under a burial mound, and later removed. The site is near where scientists previously found other Viking burial mounds, so the likelihood is high that there was a ship grave here at one… Seguir leyendo

Woman believed to be a reptilian alien faces murder charges after her boyfriend ‘asked her to kill him’

A Pennsylvania couple broke away from an alien/reptile, Christianity-based “cult” led by a woman who believed she was the “Daughter of the Most High” and the “granddaughter of King David.” Days later, Barbara H. Rogers, 43, shot her boyfriend, Steven Mineo, 32, in the head. She claims he asked her to pull the trigger. He was overcome with stress as the followers of the self-described prophet, Sherry Shriner, attacked the couple for leaving the group,… Seguir leyendo

The Rose of Jericho, a Desert Plant Capable of Resurrection

The Rose of Jericho, also known as the resurrection plant has the ability to survive desiccation. Completely different from the traditional rose we know; this plant has a very particular property, it can “come back to life”. When speaking of roses, the beautiful flower of various colors comes to mind. But not all Roses are red…..Violets are blue, Sugar is sweet,And so are you. In the ancient deserts of Arabia and Asia, as… Seguir leyendo

Rotating black holes might serve as portals for hyperspace travel

According to a new Business Insider report, scientists have always been a little fuzzy on the concept of black holes. Largely, it was thought that black holes, given their incredible mass, would kill you upon entry. But through simulations, physicists have come up with different possible outcomes for entering a black hole. The reason is simple. The event horizon is on the edge of a black hole. It’s the point beyond which matter or… Seguir leyendo

Scientists Reveal The Earth May Soon Run Out Of Fresh Water

A new study considers the increase in world population and climate change as the main causes of this worrying issue. Scientists used a number of global climate models to project future climate scenarios while factoring in data on expected population growth.According to experts, the USA has 204 basins that supply the country with fresh water. Of these, 96 would not be able to comply with the usual supply after 2071, reveals a study by… Seguir leyendo

Long-lost box with artifacts from King Tut’s tomb found

Experts have recently revealed a box filled with objects that had been recovered a long time ago from King Tut’s Tomb. It contained pieces of a miniature model boat, buried with Pharaoh Tutankhamun. The boat was meant for king Tuts fishing trips in the afterlife, say experts. Image: The newly rediscovered mast and boat pieces belonged to the boat in the foreground, meant for King Tut’s afterlife. Image Credit: Luxor Museum Howard Carter packed the… Seguir leyendo

How much does the Milky Way weigh? Astronomers reveal surprising results

Astronomers from NASA and the European Space Agency (ESA) have been able to determine that the Milky Way weighs about 1.5 Trillion solar masses and has a radius of 129,000 light years from the galactic center. The recently obtained numbers are far more concrete than those that until now were handled. Previously, astronomers believed that the Milky Way’s weight ranged between 500 billion to 3 trillion Solar Masses. In 2016, measurements revealed a more accurate… Seguir leyendo

Final Supermoon of the Year Will Coincide with an Asteroid Passing Close to Earth

The third supermoon of the year, known as the ‘Full Worm Moon’ will take place today, March 20 marking the Spring Equinox, the first day of Spring. The March Supermoon is called after Native Americans’ traditions of predicting seasonal changes and is popularly known as the ‘Full Worm Supermoon’. However, it is also referred to as the Crow Moon, Crust Moon, Sap Moon or Sugar Moon. According to astronomers, the moon will appear brightest at… Seguir leyendo

Astronomer predicts ‘halo drive’ will be able to power planet-sized spacecraft travel for free

The problem of how to power spaceships for long journeys into space could have just been solved by an astronomer at Columbia University in New York, David Kipping. His idea: To power spaceships up to the size of whole planets, you can harness the extreme gravitational forces of black holes with a “halo drive,” a boomerang of photons shot from a laser. No more running out of fuel, it’s easy “light sailing” so long as… Seguir leyendo

Scientists Create DNA Molecule That Could Help Find Alien Life

Scientists are finally starting to think as scientists should in terms of alien life. As a result, they’ve synthesized an “artificial” molecular system that handles information much in the same way that a typical DNA molecule does. This has led to a number of different theories, not the least of which includes the argument that life might not be what we think it is elsewhere in the universe. Until now, most scientists assumed that anything… Seguir leyendo