Farmer James Bristle and a friend were digging in his southern Michigan soybean field when they unearthed what looked like a bent fence post at first, caked with mud. It was actually a part of a pelvis from an ancient woolly mammoth that lived up to 15,000 years ago. Researchers from the University of Michigan used an excavator to recover 20% of the animal's skeleton this week in Washtenaw County's Lima Township. Aside from the pelvis, they also found the skull and two tusks, along with numerous vertebrae, ribs and both shoulder blades. Continue reading to watch the raw un-edited video footage of the dig and more pictures.
Scientists currently working off west Africa in the Cape Verde Islands have found evidence of a mega tsunami caused by the sudden collapse of a volcano around 73,000 years ago. This collapse created an 800-foot wave that swallowed an island more than 30-miles away.
"Our point is that flank collapses can happen extremely fast and catastrophically, and therefore are capable of triggering giant tsunamis. They probably don't happen very often. But we need to take this into account when we think about the hazard potential of these kinds of volcanic features," said lead author Ricardo Ramalho, who did the research as a postdoctoral associate at Columbia University's Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory. Continue reading for another video on mega tsunamis and more information.
A group of Russian scientists, lead by Anatoli Brouchkov, head of the Geocryology Department at Moscow State University, believe that the secret to eternal youth might actually lies in the permafrost of Siberia. They're experimenting with a strain of 3.5-million year old bacteria discovered on an expedition during 2009, in the Sakha Republic, Siberia. Two years ago, Brouchkov volunteered to become a guinea pig for the "eternal life" bacteria after several successful trials on mice and human blood cells. He claims to have become healthier as well as more energetic ever since, and said: "I started to work longer, I've never had a flu for the last two years. Of course, such experiments need to be conducted in clinic, with the special equipment and statistics. Then we could say clearly about all the effects." Continue reading for two more videos and additional information.
A sinkhole that opened on Queensland's Sunshine Coast last week swallowed a car, caravan and camping trailer is estimated to be 200 meters long, 50-meters wide, and up to 9-meters deep. Theories about what might have caused the sinkhole to develop have been circulating, with some people speculating the recent earthquake activity in the area could be responsible, while others suggest the sand mining that took place around Inskip Point in the mid-20th Century could also be playing a role. The video above shows what divers found at the bottom of this sinkhole. Continue reading for an aerial video.
The total super blood moon eclipse will last over a hour and begin at 9:11 p.m. CDT (or 10:11 p.m. EDT or 7:11 p.m. PDT). While super moons aren't rare, tonight's will be the closest to Earth in all of 2015, coming within 221,753 miles of our planet, and it will also appear about 14 percent bigger and 30 percent brighter than usual. The last time a supermoon occurred with a total lunar eclipse was in 1982, and the next time it will happen will be in 2033. "Earth's shadow will begin to dim the supermoon slightly beginning at 8:11 p.m. EDT. A noticeable shadow will begin to fall on the moon at 9:07 p.m., and the total eclipse will start at 10:11 p.m," NASA says. Continue reading for another video explaining the phenomenon, and more information.
A red super moon in combination with a lunar eclipse can be witnessed this weekend, the first time since 1982. Beginning during the late night hours of September 27th, a total lunar eclipse will mask the moon's larger-than-life face across the world. The most recent blood moon occurred during Easter, and this super blood moon lunar eclipse will be the fourth event in a 'Tetrad,' which some believe marks the the beginning of significant events. The moon will enter the dark part of Earth's shadow at approximately 9:07pm EST, becoming a total eclipse by 10:11pm, and then reemerge from the shadow 12-minutes later. Continue reading for another video and more information.
Just like everything else on the internet, people tend to over exaggerate things, such as this bizarre cloud formation spotted over Escazu, Costa Rica. Joey Petit, a local, told ABC News that his family were at a playground when Airle, his 11-year-old son, noticed the odd formations in the clouds. "He immediately grabbed the camera and started taking video and photos. We were just so amazed. We had no idea what it was and we'd never seen anything like it," said his father. Continue reading for a viral video of bizarre "End of Times" trumpet sounds heard around the world.
Fisherman Hiroshi Hirasaka captured this massive wolffish off the island of Hokkaido, close to eastern Russia, and it might be the largest ever discovered. The species usual only grow to around 112 cm and weigh 15kg, but the one found lurking beneath the Pacific Ocean measured in at staggering 2-meters long, twice the normal size. Many people on social media are saying that this might have been caused by the Fukushima nuclear disaster. Continue reading for another picture and more information.
Vienna-based photographer Sebastian Wahlhutter captured something you don't see everyday...hammocks suspended hundreds of feet above ground at an annual "Highline Meeting," in which 26 athletes came together relax in 17 colorful hammocks strung up high in the sky. "I can remember the first time going to sit on a highline, and it was really an intense experience. Once you are in the hammock, it's perfect, and you get a feeling of freedom; even though it's so exposed, relaxing is not a problem. This is a gathering and special experience for everyone participating. But the hammock action is also a symbol and a tribute to the past, and should remind us that there were also other times at this place when people were killing each other. In a way, the whole concept can also be reduced to 'building bridges' instead of fighting each other," said Wahlhutter. Continue reading for another video and more picturesl.
A Tehran-based scientist, Ali Razeghi, unveiled "The Aryayek Time Traveling Machine," a while back, but has not been heard from since. He claims that the device easily fits into the size of a personal computer case, and can predict with 98-percent accuracy, the future 5-8 years of an individual's life. It reportedly incorporates both hardware as well as software components, and it costs roughly 500,000 Iranian tomans (about $400) to build. Continue reading for a video on time travel and more information on this device.