“Attempt No Voyage Here!” Milky Way Harbors 100 Million Black Holes –‘There are Tens of Millions of these Dark Enigmatic Objects Each the Size of 30 Suns’ (Today’s Most Popular)



"The weirdness of the LIGO discovery" –The detection of gravitational waves created by the merger of two 30-solar-mass black holes (image below) had astronomers asking just how common are black holes of this size, and how often do they merge?


“InfoWars Debunked?” –Scientists Show That Skepticism Towards Conspiracies and the Paranormal Not Just a Matter of Cognitive Ability




In the late 1960s and early 1970s, NASA launched the Apollo missions to the moon that ultimately landed 12 astronauts on the lunar surface in a series of historic missions. Or did they? Yes, the Apollo astronauts did land on the moon. But conspiracy theorists maintain to this day that humans never set foot on the lunar surface, and that the entire effort was massively staged event to establish the USA as the world's space power. 


Colossal Mystery Object Observed at Milky Way Center –“A Failed Star or Unknown Planet?”




Astronomers have used the light-warping effects of gravity to spot a massive object OGLE-2016-BLG-1190Lb using NASA’s infrared Spitzer Space Telescope, 13 times the mass of Jupiter and orbits a star about 22,000 light years away. This new discovery of an absolutely massive planet residing in our galaxy’s “bulge”  (image above) has scientists struggling to explain if it’s a huge unknown planet or a failed star.


The Alien Observatory –China’s Preeminent Philosopher of ‘First Contact’ Visits New FAST Radio Telescope: “Warns of Extinction By a Hidden Hunter”




In January of 2017, the Chinese Academy of Sciences invited Liu Cixin, China’s preeminent science-fiction author of The Three-Body Problem (view video below), to visit the Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical Telescope (FAST), the world's largest and most powerful new radio telescope. “It looks like something out of science fiction,” Liu observed.


The Alien Observatory –“It’s Astonishingly Likely That We’re Not the Only Time and Place That an Advance Civilization Has Evolved” (VIDEO)




"From a fundamental perspective the question is 'has it ever happened anywhere before?'" said Adam Frank, professor of physics and astronomy at the University of Rochester. "And it is astonishingly likely that we are not the only time and place that an advance civilization has evolved."


Origin! –“New Findings Overturn RNA World Theory of Beginnings of Life on Earth”




Life on Earth originated in an intimate partnership between the nucleic acids (genetic instructions for all organisms) and small proteins called peptides, according to two new papers from biochemists and biologists at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the University of Auckland. Their "peptide-RNA" hypothesis contradicts the widely-held "RNA-world" hypothesis, which states that life originated from nucleic acids and only later evolved to include proteins.