An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: American victims of mysterious attacks in Cuba have abnormalities in their brains’ white matter, according to new medical testing reported by the Associated Press. But, so far, it’s unclear how or if the white-matter anomalies seen in the victims relate to their symptoms. White matter is […]
An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Guardian: The blaring, grinding noise jolted the American diplomat from his bed in a Havana hotel. He moved just a few feet, and there was silence. He climbed back into bed. Inexplicably, the agonizing sound hit him again. It was as if he’d walked through some invisible […]
Netflix’s revival of the beloved B-movie chat-fest pushes all the right buttons, retaining the original’s quick wits and sweet-silly spirit. The post Fear Not, Superfans: Netflix’s Mystery Science Theater 3000 Reboot Nails It appeared first on WIRED.
Behold swirling storms on Jupiter, a monstrous black hole, and the Milky Way’s galactic bulge. The post Space Photos of the Week: Mystery Supernova Won’t Say Where It’s From appeared first on WIRED.
Enlarge / Expedition 46 Commander Scott Kelly of NASA. (credit: Getty | Bill Ingalls/NASA ) When Scott Kelly returned from his one-year space mission last March, he admitted that he, like many of his colleagues, came back with vision troubles. In fact, nearly two-thirds of astronauts who have gone on long-duration space missions inexplicably returned […]
The subtle mechanics of densely packed cells may help explain why some cancerous tumors stay put while others break off and spread through the body. The post The Mystery of How Cancer Cells Barrel Through Your Body appeared first on WIRED.
schwit1 quotes a report from ScienceAlert: A team of astronomers has performed new calculations on the data that originally gave rise to the Planet Nine hypothesis, and these new numbers suggest that the hypothetical extra planet might not be alone — there could be multiple planets hiding at the edge of our Solar System that […]
In his writings, naturalist and intrepid explorer Alexander von Humboldt recounted how natives in Venezuela used horses to lure and trap electric eels. Many scientists thought it was just a tall tale, but a new paper lends credence to Humboldt’s account of eels aggressively leaping up and stunning the horses with a series of high-voltage […]
Our homes are our safe places. We don’t really expect to find mysterious objects in our homes, but one London woman took to Twitter to figure out what the hell just fell out of her chimney. Read more…