- First Space-Based ‘Nation’ to Store Data Off-Planet
Self-proclaimed ‘space nation’ Asgardia will launch a satellite later this year to test the concept of long-term data storage in orbit around the Earth. This potentially opens the door to off-planet data and tax havens, according to filings obtained by Motherboard, and represents an important step towards the group’s proclaimed goal of starting a private nation in space.
- Toys & Lost Civilization
The most important [ancient Indus] crafts were in the production of jewelry, statuettes, figurines and children’s toys, some of which were mechanical in function. This last category of goods is perhaps the most reliable evidence of the of the sophistication of this society says expert.
- Eighth Natural Wonder of the World ‘Rediscovered’ in New Zealand
Scientists claim they have found the Pink and White terraces destroyed by a volcanic eruption in 1886.
- Stonehenge on Mars?
An ancient stone circle has been discovered on Red Planet. UFO hunters are claiming to have made the most significant discovery yet on Mars after finding a “version of Stonehenge” on the Red Planet.
- Recycling Used Rockets into Deep-Space Habitats
As NASA is looking for new types of space habitats that astronauts can live in far from Earth. One company, Nanoracks, has a bold plan to recycle space hardware to create living quarters.
- Astrophysicist: ETs May Have Already Lived and Died In Our Solar System
Pennsylvania State University astrophysicist Jason T. Wright suggests that ancient aliens may have lived on nearby planets hundreds of millions of years ago, before vanishing without a trace.
- Planet 10 May Lurk in Outer Solar System
New research on the orbits of minor planets to be published in the Astronomical Journal (arXiv.org preprint). This planet would be different from—and much closer than—the hypothetical Planet
- Mutation Linked to Longer Life Span in Men
A deletion in a growth hormone receptor gene is tied to an average of 10 extra years of life among men, but not women, according to a study.
- Fractal Planting Patterns Yield Optimal Harvests Without Central Planning
Bali’s famous rice terraces, when seen from above, look like colorful mosaics because some farmers plant synchronously, while others plant at different times. The resulting fractal patterns are rare for man-made systems and lead to optimal harvests without global planning.