It’s almost certainly not aliens, but once again, Tabby’s Star is acting hella weird. The star that first became our planetary obsession back in the fall of 2015—when astronomer Jason Wright suggested its weird flickering behavior might be the result of an alien megastructure—is, once again, flickering. But unlike…
A Gizmodo tipster has sent us exclusive photographs that reveal a man working (?) out of an office in Manhattan’s SoHo district who just can’t stop playing solitaire. The pictures, received through Gizmodo’s tip line earlier today, are complete with timestamps and critical annotations added by our brave tipster.
As journalists and government watchdogs scramble to hold the Trump administration accountable for a long list of potential conflicts of interest—including White House advisor Kellyanne Conway’s recent recommendation to “go buy Ivanka [Trump’s] stuff”—the US Office of Government Ethics (OGE) website has been…
Biologists and conservation organizations are now offering $20,000 in reward money for information about more than 300 endangered salamanders who disappeared without a trace from a federal fish hatchery in November.
Life is full of mysteries. Some of them are simple, like, “If there’s a god, why is there evil in the world?” Others are far more illusive and can only be answered by the collective wisdom of the world wide web. On Monday, a poster on Reddit’s /r/taco_bell subpage inadvertently posed a question of the latter variety,…
“Jingle bells, Batman smells / Robin laid an egg / The Batmobile lost a wheel and the Joker [...]”
Legions of mysterious jelly-like creatures washed up on a California beach Monday and Tuesday, prompting speculation from locals. “Baby tremor monsters?” guessed a member of the Huntington Beach Community Facebook group. “Maybe the ‘ass-blaster’ version from “Tremors 3?” another member pondered. “Aliens sent here to…
This weekend, a mysterious, tar-covered houseboat apparently built by a Canadian adventurer was discovered unoccupied on Irish beach—some 3,000 miles from where it was last seen.
Indigenous hunters in the Canadian territory of Nunavut have reported unexplained sounds that appear to be coming from the Arctic seafloor. These sounds, described as “pings,” “hums,” and “beeps,” have attracted the attention of Canada’s Department of National Defense, which dispatched a plane to investigate.
An analysis of debris from Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 suggests the ill-fated plane entered into a steep dive, crashing into the ocean with wing flaps in a retracted position. The new report suggests no one was at the controls at the time, and that no attempt was made to perform a controlled ditching.
There’s a reason why so many horror movies claim to be based on actual events. Reality can be scary as hell, and it’s often weirder and more nightmare-inducing than anything on the big screen. Here are seven events that sound like the plots of some terrifying horror movies—except they’re much more disturbing. Because…
This week, an emergency room in the Pacific Northwest was briefly quarantined after five people—including two police officers and a hospital worker—experienced mysterious hallucinations from an unidentified illness believed to be spread by touch.
In the internet age, the answer to most questions is just a web search away. Some queries, however, are too ponderous or inane to even be Bing-worthy. When all else fails, The Internet Asks responds.
This story was originally published on December 8, 2015. Shortly thereafter, Craig Wright scrubbed much of his digital presence and disappeared for months—until May 2, 2016, when he publicly announced that he is the creator of Bitcoin.
We have a good idea of what those bright spots on Ceres are, but the question of how they got there remains mysterious. Now, an incredibly low-altitude image of the dwarf planet reveals details about their origins.
On March 25, 1921, the USS Conestoga departed San Francisco’s Golden Gate en route to Hawaii with 56 officers and sailors aboard. It was never heard from again. Now, after 95 years, the ship has been found at the bottom of the Pacific, finally ending this enduring maritime mystery.
CNN reports that a piece of plane wreckage found off Mozambique in southeastern Africa likely belongs to lost plane Malaysia Airlines 370.
Tremors felt by residents of New Jersey Shore and Long Island today prompted speculation that an earthquake had occurred—but the US Geological Survey confirmed that the rumbling sensations were caused by a sonic boom.
The X-Files is the type of show that breeds odd theories, but we have one that’s not so much odd as it’s obvious: Mulder and Scully were having sex the whole time.