Browsing: Mysteries

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‘Astronomers have detected a record seven Earth-sized planets orbiting a single star.

The researchers say that all seven could potentially support liquid water on the surface, depending on the other properties of those planets. But only three are within the conventional “habitable” zone where life is considered a possibility.

The compact system of exoplanets orbits Trappist-1, a low-mass, cool star located 40 light-years away from Earth.’

Read more: Star’s seven Earth-sized worlds set record

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‘Nasa is to host a major press conference on a “discovery beyond our solar system”.

The event will see the revelation of major information about exoplanets, or planets that orbit stars other than our sun, according to a release. It made no further mention of the details of what would be revealed.

Exoplanets are the major hope for life elsewhere in the universe, since many have been found that resemble our own Earth and could have the building blocks of life. More of them are being discovered all the time.’

Read more: Nasa to host major press conference on ‘discovery beyond our solar system’

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‘Starting on February 4th, each day WikiLeaks began sending out a series of cryptic question Tweets teasing the world about “Vault 7.”

The questions were framed in Who, What, When, Where, Why, and How format (but not in that order). Each came with an image “clue.”

Here they are in chronological order starting with the earliest.’

Read more: The Mystery Of WikiLeaks’ Cryptic ‘Vault 7’ – Do You Know What This Means?

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‘In Acre state, in the western Brazilian Amazon, an amazing discovery has been made. After flying drones over the area, scientists have discovered that the rain forest is also home to hundreds of ancient earthworks that resemble Stonehenge.

For the first time, its been proven that prehistoric settlers in Brazil created giant enclosures by clearing wooded areas — indicating that the “pristine” rain forest ecosytem that is so often celebrated by ecologists may not be so untouched after all.

Trees have been concealing the abandoned enclosures for centuries — but modern deforestation has unearthed more than 450 earthworks, or as archaeologists call them, “geolyphs.” Scientists from the United Kingdom and Brazil made the discovery last year, after flying drones in the area.’

Read more: Amazing discovery resembling Stonehenge found in Amazon rain forest

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‘Scientists have confirmed the existence of a “lost continent” under the Indian Ocean island of Mauritius (above) that was left-over by the break-up of the supercontinent, Gondwana, which started about 200 million years ago. The piece of crust, which was subsequently covered by young lava during volcanic eruptions on the island, seems to be a tiny piece of ancient continent, which broke off from the island of Madagascar, when Africa, India, Australia and Antarctica split up and formed the Indian Ocean.

“We are studying the break-up process of the continents, in order to understand the geological history of the planet,” says Wits geologist, Professor Lewis Ashwal, lead author on the paper “Archaean zircons in Miocene oceanic hotspot rocks establish ancient continental crust beneath Mauritius”, published in the prestigious journal Nature Communications.’

Read more: Existence of ‘Lost Continent’ Under Indian Ocean Confirmed – ‘Remnant of the Primeval SuperContinent Gondwana’

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‘Google Earth’s technology is allowing people to uncover many mysteries surrounding Antarctica and the South Pole. The Secure Team has put together some videos showing a couple of mysterious pyramids, and they suggest that those pyramids have been visited before. Regardless, a secret history undoubtedly exists in Antarctica. The undocumented second pyramid was located just a few miles from the documented one, but the Secure Team was unable to find any news related articles pertaining to the additional pyramid.

The Secure Team also found something new and unusual while searching Antarctica through Google Earth. Imagery found shows a clear cut image of a flying saucer like object sitting partially inside of a cave inside of a mountain. Their video highlights multiple caves, including ones that appear to have been precision laser cut into a saucer shape.’

Read more: Internet abuzz with sighting of unexplained, massive disc structure apparently buried in the ice near the South Pole

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‘Canadian officials are struggling to determine why thousands of sea creatures have turned up dead on some beaches along the Bay of Fundy near Digby, Nova Scotia. So far, tests have found nothing out of the ordinary in the sea.

“We have ruled out the usual suspects,” said Kent Smedbol, manager of population ecology for Canada’s Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO), after scientists went out and examined the bay on Thursday. Oxygen levels, salinity, temperature, and water samples all came out normal, while the seabed showed no signs of a massive die-out.’

Read more: Thousands of sea creatures wash up in Canada, no-one knows why

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‘It is more than 120 years since H.G. Wells published The Time Machine, the novel that was to popularise the concept of time travel and lead to myriad stories on the theme.

But it is only now that we have finally developed a plotline for time travel that makes logical sense – and it has been penned by a machine.

The breakthrough involves the grandfather paradox – that favourite plaything of philosophers where somebody travels into the past and kills their own grandfather, preventing the existence of one of their parents, and therefore their own.

But the problem is, if the protagonist doesn’t exist, then how could they go back in time to set off the chain of events in the first place?’

Read more: Computer solves a major time travel problem

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‘Thousands of fish from several different species have died in a massive fish kill in two rivers in the US state of Maryland, with officials saying the aquatic environment was robbed of oxygen by toxic algal bloom.

Maryland Department of the Environment investigators told The Baltimore Sun that they believe a toxic algae known as ‘Karlodinium venifecum’ is to blame for the deaths of about 10,000 fish in the Gunpowder and Bird rivers.’

Read more: The floating dead: Massive fish kill in Baltimore rivers

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‘In late 1946, Admiral Richard E. Byrd led troops from the U.S., Britain and Australia on a mission to Antarctica called “Operation Highjump“. This mission involved 4700 soldiers, 13 ships, and 33 aircraft in what was officially called a research expedition.

The part of the story that is seldom told outside of official circles is what Byrd encountered there. While conventional knowledge of World War II states that Germany was defeated in Europe, which is true, little is often said about the Nazi escape South to their bases in Antarctica. While the Allied powers won World War II on the ground in Europe due to their industrial might, the Nazi’s had far more advanced technology, and many members of Hitler’s regime reportedly fled to the icy continent after the war.’

Read more: Secrecy and Mysteries Challenge the Official History of Antarctica

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