Just what the hell was that sonic boom everyone heard in New York and New Jersey this afternoon? Nobody has come forward to claim responsibility for the audible anomaly. UPDATE: It’s probably from the Navy. See details below.
This time of year, nothing goes better with too much eggnog than grim tales of murder. (That’s how we roll at True Crime, anyway.) The first in our series takes place in 1929, on a farm outside Germanton, North Carolina—where on Christmas Day, Charlie Lawson murdered his family before taking his own life.
June 18, 1934 was a typical day at Brighton Railway Station — except for a fetid odor emanating from an unclaimed trunk in the cloakroom. An attendant alerted the police; when they broke it open, they found a woman’s torso, wrapped like a macabre parcel. She was five months pregnant.
Beyoncé recently wore a gold link Apple Watch at Coachella— but it’s not one of the Apple Watch bracelets available to buy, at least not yet. Elderly Draco Malfoy impersonator Karl Lagerfeld also had his wrist photographed clad in this mysterious gold link Apple Watch.
The Siberian Times just published these new amazing pictures of an expedition of scientist who descended inside the mysterious crater on the Yamal Peninsula, northern Siberia. They are collecting data because its origin remains a mystery but, believe it or not, there may be a Bermuda Triangle connection.
Marine biologists from the University of Copenhagen have discovered two new species that "defy all existing classifications of life." They are rather cute and pretty—like some monsters from a Mario Bros. game.
On a dried-up lake bed in Death Valley are dozens of rocks that have puzzled us for decades. The rocks have each left a dusty trail, evidence of some unknown force propelling them forward. Scientists have now finally observed the rocks moving and settled on an explanation: Thin ice and a gentle breeze.
This 16-foot-long metal cylinder of unknown origin recently washed up in a Siberian village following severe flooding. Nobody knows where it came from but Aleksey Yaskin, a professor of aerospace engineering at Biysk Technology University, told Reuters that it may be the first stage of a rocket.
It wasn’t the Kraken. It wasn’t Godzilla. And it wasn’t even a rabid killer whale. The mysterious animal that had killed and eaten the 9-foot great white shark and had stumped scientists turned out to be a super predator feared by even apex predators like the great white shark. So what was it?
Scientists in Australia tagged a healthy 9-foot great white shark as part of program to track these animals. Four months later they found the tracking device washed up on a beach. Something—something really big—had eaten this apex predator. But what creature could dine on such ferocious prey?
Scientists have noticed something dramatic happening in the Solar System: Jupiter's famous Great Red Spot, the crimson monster storm that once was so large that it could eat three Earths, is mysteriously shrinking at high speed. Now it's only the width of one Earth. Would it disappear in a few decades?
Defense technology blog Ares reports on a mysterious flying object—most certainly a military classified aircraft—flying over the skies of Amarillo, Texas, on March 10. Aviation Week's defense expert Bill Sweetman says this is unprecedented but he's convinced it's real.
Hubble has captured the destruction of a 200,000-ton asteroid in the asteroid belt for "the first time ever." It slowly broke apart for unknown reasons, scientists say. University of California at Los Angeles' David Jewitt, says that "this [was] a rock, and seeing it fall apart before our eyes is pretty amazing."
At last, NASA's scientists have revealed the mystery of the mysterious rock that materialized out of nowhere right in front of the Mars Curiosity rover—the infamous jelly doughnut rock rock that surprised everyone at mission control, prompting NASA Mars Exploration Rover lead scientist Steve Squyres to exclaim "wait a…
Left: a photo taken 3528 days after the Opportunity rover arrival to Mars. Right: the exact same spot 12 Mars days later. Notice the difference? NASA JPL scientists did too: "It's about the size of a jelly doughnut. It was a total surprise, we were like 'wait a second, that wasn't there before, it can't be right. Oh…
You're alone in a room, or perhaps with a small group of friends, looking for a way out, searching all the walls and surfaces around you—even the furniture and objects—for clues. There is no apparent way out. There are no immediately visible doors.
As promised, that church in Jonesboro, Arkansas opened their mysterious 1920s time capsule this past Sunday. There were some of the usual suspects inside: some coins, some old newspapers... and some weird doublefork thing that has no explanation.
It's been 76 years since Amelia Earhart disappeared and we're still trying to find her. Last year, a search team re-evaluated their findings and thought they might have discovered her wreckage. The same group has discovered more evidence on where her plane landed, citing the sonar image above. Have we found her at…
Seventy-five years after Amelia Earhart disappeared, people are still looking for her. In fact, just last month, a search team started a search expedition only to leave without discovering Amelia's wreckage. Or so they thought. The team recently took a closer look at the underwater images they captured and now think…
Like the mystery of how the great pyramids in Egypt were built, no one's really sure how the giant Moia statues on Easter Island were transported to the platforms where they were later discovered. But researchers think they might have finally figured it out.