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Rethinking _Homo sapiens_? The story of our origins gets dizzyingly complicated

You might say it’s the ultimate prize of science, to discover when, where and why humans evolved.<p>For a long time, the evidence has been overwhelming …

Anthropology

Three Bosnian Pyramids are 30,000 Years Old

The three Bosnian pyramids have always been a fiery topic of discussion. The Pyramid of the Sun, as the largest among them all, is even 60% taller …

Archaeology

Kroger Just Made a Stunning Announcement That Could Change Everything You Think of When You Think About Supermarkets

The company's jumping into an experiment. If it can pull it off, everything will be different.<p>Supermarkets are changing. But if Kroger can pull off what it announced today, it will make getting groceries feel like living in a science fiction movie.<p>It goes far beyond ordering your groceries online, …

eCommerce

12 Photographs Mainstream Archaeology Does Not Want You to See

Conventional archaeology propagates the notion that the further we look back into history, the more archaic the civilizations we see and the more …

Astronomers Witness a Galactic "Megamerger" from the Beginning of the Universe

It’s easy to take our quiet cosmic neighborhood for granted. Sure, an asteroid might graze past Earth every now and then, but the sheer chaos seen in …

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Alien hunters detect 'strong signal' from star 95 light years away

A "strong signal" detected by a radio telescope in Russia that is scanning the heavens for signs of extraterrestrial life has stirred interest among the scientific community.<p>"No one is claiming that this is the work of an extraterrestrial civilisation, but it is certainly worth further study," said …

Audio Recordings Document 'Weird Music' Heard By Apollo Astronauts On Far Side Of Moon

"If you’re behind the moon and hear some weird noise on your radio, and you know you’re blocked from the Earth, then what could you possibly think?"<p>The crew of an Apollo mission to the moon were so startled when they encountered strange music-like noises coming through their headsets, they didn't …

Talking to the Director Behind Pam Anderson's Sci-Fi Reinvention

Luke Gilford’s ‘Connected’ forces audiences to grapple with loneliness in the modern age. It’s a new dawn for technology, humanism, and the former 'Baywatch' actress.<p><b>This article contains spoilers for Connected, a new sci-fi film that debuted last week on Motherboard. You should watch the film here</b> …

Scientists Unmask Hundreds Of Galaxies Shrouded In The Milky Way's Dust

Step inside the Zone of Avoidance, if you dare.<p>Astronomers have peered through of the fog of the Milky Way to discover hundreds of previously hidden galaxies.<p>The dust and stars of our Milky Way had obstructed the view of these galaxies from Earth. Scientists knew of cosmic objects in the region, …

Astronomers now have a way to rank the likelihood of life on other planets — and Earth's score isn't what you might expect

The Kepler Spacecraft is focused on a tiny patch of sky in our Milky Way galaxy, hoping to detect planets as they transit in front of their stars.<p>But if alien astronomers are doing the same, and detect Earth transiting in front of the Sun, how habitable would Earth appear?<p>You might think, because, …

Earth Is Actually TWO Planets, Study Finds

Go ahead and forget what you know about the origins of the Earth and moon.<p>The giant impact hypothesis -- the popular belief that a "planetary embryo" called Theia collided with Earth some 4.5 billion years ago, leading to the formation of our planet's moon -- has been around for a while.<p>But a …

A New Ninth Planet May Have Been Detected, Scientists Say

Sad that Pluto isn't a planet anymore? Don't worry, Caltech researchers may have discovered a new planet lurking in the outer reaches of our solar system.<p>They're calling it "Planet Nine" for now. The planet, if it exists, has a mass 10 times that of Earth and takes between 10,000 and 20,000 years …

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Carl Sagan told us that there are more stars in the universe than there are grains of sand on all of the Earth’s beaches. At the same time, there are …

Carl Sagan

Animal brought back to life after spending 30 years frozen

The waterbears were retrieved from frozen moss sample collected in Antarctica in 1983<p>Researchers have successfully revived microscopic creatures that had been kept frozen for 30 years.<p>Tardigrades, also known as waterbears or moss piglets, are tiny water-dwelling organisms. They're segmented, with …

That bizarre-looking star just got a lot weirder — and yes, it could be aliens

While the prospect of aliens was first launched by Penn State astronomer Jason Wright, almost everyone in the astronomy community agreed that the chances that this was the case were "very low."<p>Now, the latest investigations into this strange star by Louisiana State University astronomer Bradley …

Why Doesn't Earth Have Rings?

Saturn, Jupiter, Neptune, and Uranus all have rings, so why not Earth? Turns out, it once did.<p>Planetary rings are made of a combination of ice, rock, …

Does amazing video show UFO flying into swirling VORTEX above the Large Hadron Collider?

This is the eerie moment a UFO seems to disappears into a swirling vortex above a complex of nuclear research tunnels.<p>The amazing clip, taken near …

Giant supernova in the sky smashes previous record, stuns scientists

There's breaking a record, and then there's blowing it to smithereens. Astronomers using relatively small telescopes around the globe have spotted the brightest supernova ever seen, shining about 20 times brighter than the 100 billion stars in the entire Milky Way galaxy — or, put another way, as …

Universe

What Will It Take for Humans to Colonize the Milky Way?

The idea that humans will eventually travel to and inhabit other parts of our galaxy was well expressed by the early Russian rocket scientist …

Magnetism

Global Warming Could Stave Off Next Ice Age For 100,000 Years

OSLO — Global warming is likely to disrupt a natural cycle of ice ages and contribute to delaying the onset of the next big freeze until about 100,000 years from now, scientists said on Wednesday.<p>In the past million years, the world has had about 10 ice ages before swinging back to warmer …

Climate Change

Missile Test Brings Strange Lights to California Skies

Viewers across California and parts of the West Coast reported seeing a strange, large flash of light across the Pacific Ocean Saturday night as the …

Happy Earth Day! The 8 Biggest Mysteries of Our Planet

When the first Earth Day was held in 1970, geologists were still putting the finishing touches on plate tectonics, the model that explains how the …

A Look Into The Origins Of Mankind: Does This Explain Evolution’s “Missing Link?”

By In5D on June 11, 2015 in Extraterrestrials<p><b>In5D PATREON: https://www.patreon.com/in5d Add YOUR name to our In5D Wall of Gratitude with a minimal</b> …