A new study found that the locations of the megalithic platforms or ahu at Eastern Island in Chile are tied to the community's basic needs for survival. Whenever there are giant statues in an area, there are massive amounts of freshwater.
Ancient January 11, 2019
Parts of Yakutia region in Siberia were blanketed in a chilling darkness for three hours when the sun disappeared from view. No explanations have been offered as to what could have caused this mysterious event.
Earth/Environment July 30, 2018
Last week, Twitter went to work to find the identity of a single black woman scientist from a mysterious photograph from the 1970s. After days of going through various materials, the mystery of her identity was solved.
Viral March 19, 2018
Nine notebooks found in the archives of NIST reveal that the true identity of the renowned Detective X is a quiet, unassuming physicist on a random calibration assignment.
Feature | Culture March 21, 2017
There have been reports of a mysterious 'pinging' sound that is said to be coming from the Arctic sea floor. An investigation launched by the Canadian military returned no answers to the origin of the phenomenon.
Earth/Environment November 4, 2016
The White Shark Cafe is an area of the Pacific Ocean where sharks make tremendous dives for unknown reasons. Biologists have a plan to find out why — a shark cam.
Animals July 2, 2016
Sand dunes on Mars have three types of ripples, while those on dry land here on Earth show just two. What can this tell us about the geological past of the Red Planet?
Space July 1, 2016
The bodies of around 35 tons of dead fish have washed ashore on a local lake of the southernmost province of China. The cause of this event is stirring controversy.
Earth/Environment May 6, 2016
William Shakespeare died 400 years ago. Now, a new study shows someone may have made off with his head long ago.
Arts & Culture March 26, 2016
Pluto and its family of moons are presenting astronomers with a wealth of new questions about the distant worlds. What mysteries has the New Horizons spacecraft revealed now?
Space March 17, 2016
The dwarf planet Ceres is unlike any other body in the asteroid belt, featuring mysterious white spots. Now, astronomers have discovered these odd markings are changing - but why?
Space March 17, 2016
Fairy circles found in Australia are largely the same as similar features found in Africa. What causes these mysterious formations?
March 16, 2016
Countless ships and planes have disappeared over the Bermuda Triangle, but no one knows how. New research suggests that multiple underwater craters in the Arctic may shed light on the mystery.
Animals March 14, 2016
Fast Radio Bursts are one of the least-witnessed events in astronomy. Now, they are seen repeating for the first time, ending one mystery while asking another.
Space March 2, 2016
For the first time ever, astronomers have measured the distance to a fast radio burst (FRB). How did this answer a pair of mysteries about the universe around us?
Space February 24, 2016
Geek January 19, 2016
Come Feb. 9, 2016, Campo Santo's debut game 'Firewatch' will be released for Windows, PS4, Linux and Mac. Currently, the team is busy 'polishing, optimizing, writing and developing' the remaining aspects of the title.
Apps/Software October 14, 2015
The strange formation in this photo is actually made out of ice. Known as hair ice, this strange phenomenon has puzzled scientists for decades, but a group of researchers in Switzerland and Germany have at last solved the mystery.
July 22, 2015
The X-37B spacecraft is ready to start its latest mission to space. What will be happening aboard the highly classified mission?
Space May 18, 2015
Scientists claim to have solved the mystery behind the origin of life on Earth. The researchers do not have concrete evidence but if proven, it could be one of the biggest achievements in the scientific field.
Animals March 19, 2015
Consuela Ross and her family were walking on the banks of the Loch Ness when they saw the Loch Ness monster, they now claim. A video taken after the beast sank below the surface could be proof that the fabled monster indeed exists.
March 18, 2015
A binary star system is acting like a brown dwarf is orbiting in its system, but the object isn't there. What happened?
Space February 18, 2015
Fast radio burst from the depths of space have only been recorded in archival data from radio observatories. Now, astronomers have seen one of these events in real time, for the first time ever. What could these observations tell us about this strange phenomenon?
Space January 19, 2015
The binary star system Eta Carinae has been recreated in a 3D model. What did astronomers learn from this unusual project?
Space January 9, 2015
The Mayan civilization was one of the most advanced of its time in the America before they disappeared. Now, we may know what happened to them.
December 29, 2014
Ibolya Ryan, a kindergarten teacher living in the United Arab Emirates, is dead, following a vicious attack in the bathroom of a shopping mall. Who was she, and why was she murdered?
Society December 3, 2014
Porpoises are being attacked by gray seals once deemed harmless to the species. What is driving this unusual behavior?
Earth/Environment November 28, 2014
Hundred of dead sea lions have been found on a beach in Peru. What could this incident have to do with other similar mass deaths seen in recent years?
November 24, 2014
Russian scientists explore the giant crater in northern Siberia that was found in July this year. The cause of the big sinkhole still remains a mystery.
November 14, 2014
The search for Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 continues seven months after the disappearance of the plane. Now, investigators are starting to look to the south of their current search area.
Life October 8, 2014
NASA's Cassini spacecraft recently spotted a mysterious feature on the surface of Titan, one of Saturn's moons. After several months of observations, this feature is growing and changing, lending it more intrigue.
Geek September 30, 2014
For more than 125 years, the identity of notorious serial killer Jack the Ripper has remained a mystery. Now one amateur sleuth thinks he has solved the case with DNA evidence.
Movies/TV Shows September 8, 2014
The ancient monument of Stonehenge may have once been a complete circle, according to an accidental discovery.
September 4, 2014
A Stonehenge groundskeeper stumbled upon a clue about the ancient site. Although archaeologists never found evidence that the structure was round, dry patches of grass suggest it was once a complete circle.
Internet Culture September 3, 2014
Mystery of Death Valley's "sailing rocks" solved. Take a winter storm, freezing temperatures and high winds, and voila! -- stones that move.
Animals August 27, 2014
The Curiosity rover on Mars has found an object that resembles a thigh bone on the Red Planet - What could it be?
Space August 24, 2014
The makeup of stardust is partially unknown, but that mystery may be solved by the creation of a new map of the Milky Way galaxy.
Space August 17, 2014
After one mysterious hole was discovered in Siberia, another pair has now been found. But, what is causing these unusual geological formations?
Animals July 31, 2014
The first pictures from inside the hole in the ground discovered in Siberia show a frozen lake at its bottom.
Animals July 19, 2014
A crater formed in Siberia two years ago, and has just now been spotted. What caused the hole at "the end of the world?"
Animals July 18, 2014
Huge hole in remote area of Siberia has researchers scrambling for an explanation. 250-foot-wide crater may be result of underground explosion of gas, officials say.
Animals July 17, 2014
Scientists seek a 'super predator' that may have eaten large great white shark. The hunt is the subject of a Smithsonian Channel documentary.
Animals June 12, 2014
Researchers say they doubt termites are responsible for mystery circles found in African grasslands. An explanation is still elusive, they say.
Animals May 22, 2014
Massive blocks of stone were transported great distances without wheels, during the construction of the pyramids. Now, we may know how they did it.
May 2, 2014
Antarctic mike whales are the source of a mysterious sound that has been recorded underwater since the 1960's. Here's how the discovery was made - accidentally!
Animals April 23, 2014