‘Ghost particle’ discovered at CERN Large Hadron Collider?

Researchers on CERN’s multipurpose Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) detector have spotted downright weird bumps in their most recent data. The team at CMS think they might have discovered a mysterious particle with twice the mass of a carbon atom. The find comes from two separate pieces of analysis from the CMS team. In both, the…

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NASA satellite spots weird fire in the middle of the Atlantic

The cause? A strange radiation anomaly over the Atlantic ocean. The Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) on the Suomi NPP satellite captured this night image of the South Atlantic. The red dot several hundred kilometers off the coast of Brazil is a thermal anomaly—an area of Earth’s surface flagged by the satellite as being unusually warm. Of…

Headless Chicken Monster Invades Antarctic

News Brief by Kip Hansen   Just in time for Halloween, the New York Times (and at least a dozen other news outlets) carried the story: ‘Headless Chicken Monster’ Spotted in the Deep Sea The news comes to us courtesy of the Australian Antarctic Division who captured images of the “headless chicken” using cameras deployed…

Impact of WWII bombing raids felt at edge of space

This isn’t our usual fare here, but I found it very interesting on several levels, so I’m sharing it. -Anthony Bombing raids by Allied forces during the Second World War not only caused devastation on the ground but also sent shockwaves through Earth’s atmosphere which were detected at the edge of space, according to new…

Closure of National Solar Observatory explained

And it isn’t what anyone thought in previous speculations, which included aliens, strange celestial objects, NASA’s recent launch of a solar probe, or a mercury spill from the “float bearing” of the main telescope. No, it’s far worse than any of those things. From KTSM-TV in El Paso: By Aaron Bracamontes A federal search warrant reveals…