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1,500-Year-Old Church Building Discovered In Israel Reveals Beautiful Mosaic

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A 1500-year-old church building, dating to the Byzantine era, was uncovered in Israel on Wednesday. The Israel Antiquities Authority was excavating a site where the Israel Land Authority is beginning new construction on a neighborhood in Moshav Aluma. The 1,500-year-old church building was a surprise to archaeologists, as it was the first of its size… Read more »

Challenger Disaster: Rare Photos Found After 28 Years

Challenger disaster

The Space Shuttle Challenger disaster, which happened 28 years ago in 1986, killed all seven crew members on board. 26 never-seen-before images have now been found, capturing the horror of the worst space shuttle disaster in American history. The photos were found by Michael Hindes – the grandson of Bill Rendle, who worked as a… Read more »

Global Warming Losing Support In US, Climate Change Considered A Hoax

Global Warming Facts Losing Support In US, Considered A Fake Climate Change Hoax

So-called global warming facts are losing support in the United States, with some claiming it’s all a fake climate change hoax. As previously reported by The Inquisitr, when it comes to the polar vortex, global warming had some Americans questioning whether climate change science messed up big time. After all, it seems counter-intuitive that the… Read more »

Frozen Niagara Falls: 1911 Photos Prove Polar Vortex Not To Blame?

Frozen Niagara Falls: 1911 Photos Proves Polar Vortex Not To Blame?

The frozen Niagara Falls photos are mostly fake like the so-called “frozen Niagara Falls 1911 pictures,” or at least old pictures from the last decade. Even blaming the polar vortex is probably wrong, as it turns out. As previously reported by The Inquisitr, global warming has been getting the blame for the polar vortex, and… Read more »

Aurora Borealis Could Be Visible As Far South As Colorado

Aurora Borealis

The Aurora Borealis may light up the skies as far south as Colorado on Thursday night and Friday morning. Although there is no certainty the event will actually occur, the strong solar flare that happened earlier this week may cause the unusual event to be visible in the lower 48. “We’re hoping,” said Joe Kunches… Read more »

Supervolcano: Yellowstone Park Eruption Could Kill Everyone In The US

Yellowstone Volcano: Eruption

A supervolcano eruption at Yellowstone national park could kill everyone in the United States according to scientists. As previously reported by The Inquisitr, a European supervolcano is showing signs of life and could risk everyone in the EU, but the biggest supervolcano found so far is under the Pacific Ocean. Unfortunately, a supervolcano eruption is… Read more »

Polar Vortex: Global Warming To Blame For Chilly 2014 Weather In US?

Polar Vortex: Global Warming To Blame For Chilly 2014 Weather In US?

When it comes to the polar vortex, global warming is already getting the blame in 2014. But how could warmer climate change cause chilly weather in America? As previously reported by The Inquisitr, the recently rescued scientists from the ship trapped in Antarctica’s thickening ice were derided as “global warming alarmists,” and even Donald Trump… Read more »

UFO Sightings: Sweden Sees Its Skies Lit Up On New Year’s Day

UFO Sightings: Sweden Sees Its Skies Lit Up On New Year's Day

UFO sightings in Sweden lit up New Year’s Day, causing the alien hunters to investigate. As previously reported by The Inquisitr, many reported UFO sightings in California in the same time frame although the FAA didn’t see anything. UFO Investigator Tobias Lindgren of the non-profit group UFO-Sweden claims UFO sightings are common during New Year’s:… Read more »

Going For A Romantic Stroll? Here’s A Guide To The Night Sky.

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What’s more romantic than an evening stroll under the stars, and what’s more impressive than being able to identify all the little dots? Well, although the whole Universe might just be a hologram, it’s a darn pretty one. We’ve been on EarthSky and can bring you some useful information if you want to impress someone… Read more »

Christmas Eve Spacewalk Attempts To Finish Repairs To ISS [Watch Live]

Christmas Eve Spacewalk Attempt to finish repairs to ISS

A rare Christmas Eve spacewalk thousands of miles above the Earth is taking place as astronauts on the International Space Station (ISS) attempt to finish repairs to the crippled base. NASA scheduled the spacewalk as astronauts work to fix the problems that have plagued the station. The Christmas Eve spacewalk is scheduled for 4:10 am… Read more »

Diamonds In Antarctica A Possibility After New Rock Discovery

Diamonds In Antarctica a possibility after new rock discovery

The possibility that diamonds could be found in Antarctica got people excited after the revelation that a new rock had been discovered in the frigid continent for the first time. A kind of rock that often contains diamonds was discovered in Antarctica, where mining is banned. Even though researchers didn’t find any diamonds, they are… Read more »

Arizona Meteor Shower: ‘Lie Flat On Your Back And Look Up’

Arizona meteor

An Arizona meteor shower is due to hit its peak this weekend, and an amazing preview of things to come was visible in the Arizona skies on Tuesday. The exploding meteor may have shaken some windows and scared a few residents, but it produced a spectacular night display even though it wasn’t officially part of… Read more »

Mars Colonization: 200,000 People Apply To Live On Red Planet

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Plans to colonize Mars are set to proceed after 200,000 people applied to live on the Red Planet, even though they won’t ever return to Earth if they actually go. The Mars One foundation announced on Tuesday that their planned expedition, which will see four individuals sent to Mars, has secured its lead suppliers for… Read more »

China’s Moon Rover Now In Lunar Orbit

Chinese Moon Rover Readies For Surface Landing

China’s moon rover, the first of its kind, is now in lunar orbit. On Sunday China successfully launched their new rover into space on a Long March 3B vehicle. By Friday the spacecraft, named the Chang’e 3, was officially circling the moon. Operators out of Beijing reported firing breaking thrusters for 361 seconds to get… Read more »

23andMe Lawsuit Claims DNA Diseases Test Isn’t Science, Demands $5 Million

23andMe Lawsuit Claims DNA Diseases Test Isn't Science, Demands $5 Million

A 23andMe lawsuit is claiming the company’s DNA diseases test isn’t science and is demanding $5 million in damages. As previously reported by The Inquisitr, back in 2012 23andMe started advertising their $99 “Personal Genome Service,” but the FDA halted in-home DNA tests by 23andMe last month. 23andMe markets The Saliva Collection Kit and Personal… Read more »

Black Hole Twice As Bright As Astronomers Thought Possible [Study]

black hole twice as bright as astronomers believed, study

A new study has revealed that a black hole system in a galaxy close to ours is twice as bright as astronomers had believed possible. The system is located about 22 million light-years away from the Earth in the Pinwheel Galaxy, and it might change astronomers’ theories about how some black holes radiate energy and… Read more »

Gamma Ray Burst Was Literally The Largest Explosion Ever Seen

Gamma Ray Burst Seen From Earth

A recently discovered gamma ray burst is quite likely the largest explosion ever witnessed by scientists. It might even be considered the largest such cosmic event ever, if not for the original Big Bang. Lucky for us on Earth, the burst didn’t come closer than 3.7 billion light-years. If our blue planet was hit by… Read more »

New Japan Island Formed By Volcano, Earthquakes [Video]

New Japan Island Formed By Volcano, Earthquakes

A new Japan island was formed by a volcano and seismic activity. As previously reported by The Inquisitr, generally Japan fears any earthquakes that may trigger tsunamis, especially considering the Fukushima nuclear power plant is still leaking. Japan is at the edge of the ring of fire, a region surrounding the Pacific Ocean that tends… Read more »

World’s Oldest Animal, 507-Year-Old Clam, Found And Killed

World's Oldest Animal Discovered

The world’s oldest animal has been found by scientists, having lived for 507 years. The elderly clam was found in 2006 and affectionately named Ming by researchers at Bangor University. Unfortunately, poor Ming was killed when scientists opened the clam before realizing the significance of their discovery. Previously thought to be a mere 405-years-old, new… Read more »

Unicorn: Vietnam Spots Real Rare Asian Species Called Saola

Unicorn: Vietnam Spots Real Rare Asian Species Called Saola

A unicorn in Vietnam? No, this isn’t a hoax or a unicorn sighting akin to the Loch Ness monster sightings. It’s a spotting of the rare Asian unicorn. As previously reported by The Inquisitr, North Korea claimed to discover a real unicorn. But if it’s fake, it’s probably because Joss Whedon ate all the unicorns…. Read more »

Drunk Without Alcohol? New Pill Eliminates The Need For Booze

Drunk Without Alcohol Pill David Nutt

Do you want to get drunk without alcohol? A new pill in development allows people to experience the joys of intoxication without the need to consume copious amounts of booze. British neuroscientist David Nutt explained that the drug in question would allow people to get drunk without the health risks or hangovers. Although he believes… Read more »

Olympic Torch Goes On Spacewalk, With A Little Help

Olympic Torch Takes Spacewalk

The Sochi Olympic torch took a rather large detour this week, blasting off to the International Space Station and taking a journey into open space for the first time in history. While the torch wasn’t actually lit for the walk (it wouldn’t stay that way anyway), a pair of Russian cosmonauts took the silver-and-red torch… Read more »

Radioactive Polonium 210 Claimed To Poison Yasser Arafat, But What Is It?

Radioactive Polonium Claimed To Poison Yasser Arafat, But What Is It

Radioactive polonium is claimed to be behind Yasser Arafat’s death, with poisoning being alleged. But what is polonium-210? As previously reported by The Inquisitr, the Yasser Arafat death report was released yesterday and Arafat’s widow is already claiming assassination. The center of all these allegations is focused on radioactive polonium. The only other known case… Read more »

Satellite Falling: How Much Damage Could It Do?

Satellite Falling Out Of Orbit

A satellite launched in Europe is falling to earth. The problem is that no one knows where or when it will fall and, more importantly, how much damage it will do when it crashes. The satellite, which has been mapping the earth’s gravitational field in detail, will be forced down to earth by gravity over… Read more »

Asteroid Strikes Could Be More Common Than Originally Thought

Risk Of Asteroid Impact Higher

Asteroids like the one that exploded over Chelyabinsk, Russia in February could become more common, according to a recent study. The Russian meteorite shattered windows for miles and injured more than 1,000 people. Experts at first labeled the Chelyabinsk asteroid a rare event, explaining that the event could happen once every 100 to 200 years… Read more »

New Tyrannosaur Discovered In Southern Utah, Predates Tyrannosaurus-Rex

New Tyrannosaur Discovered In Utah

A new tyrannosaur was discovered in southern Utah four years ago, and paleontologists unveiled the beast on Wednesday. The discovery proves that giant tyrant dinosaurs, like the Tyrannosaurus rex, are about 10 million years older than previously thought. The Natural History Museum of Utah displayed a full skeletal replica of the massive carnivore, along with… Read more »

Milky Way Could Contain Billions Of Earth-Sized Planets

Milky Way Billions Of Earth-Like Planets

The Milky Way galaxy could contain billions of Earth-sized planets orbiting stars much like our sun. Astronomers using data from NASA calculated that our galaxy holds at least 8.8 billion stars with planets much like ours. The study was published on Monday in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences and is the… Read more »

King Tut ‘Spontaneously Combusted’ Inside His Sarcophagus

King Tut Spontaneous Combustion

King Tut “spontaneously combusted” inside his sarcophagus, thanks to a botched mummification. The famous pharaoh’s life and death have intrigued scientists and the public for generations. The sensational finding came after research from Egyptologist Christ Nauton and revealed through a documentary for the UK’s Channel 4. Nauton also revealed another sensational finding — King Tut… Read more »

Comet ISON To Hit The Sun In 2013?

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Comet ISON appears ready to hit the sun, according to scientists. In other spacey news as previously reported by The Inquisitr, the most distant galaxy was recently confirmed. But let’s discuss something a little closer to home, the comet ISON. Comet ISON was discovered in September 2012 by two Russian astronomers using telescopes in the… Read more »