Snow falls on the hottest region on Earth for the second time in living memory. Although the Sahara Desert has been recorded to be more moist than it currently is, this is still the first time in the last three decades that snow has been seen falling in the region.
Historical records show that drug use and alcohol were highly encouraged and widespread among Nazi Germany soldiers during the Second World War. There are reports that Nazi soldiers have been encouraged to use Morphine, Opium and, some, Heroin during their service. But the number one drug all soldiers were addicted to during the war was Pervitin.
Scientists have discovered that all eye colors, even the bluest of blues are actually shades of brown. Just like hair and skin, the color of the eyes is determined by a bodily pigment known as melanin. It has been discovered that all eye colors are composed of this same pigment, however in different amounts or content.
A naming ceremony was held for the two new panda cubs that joined the Atlanta Zoo family. As a way of celebrating their 100th day of life, they were given the names Ya Lun, which means elegant, and Xi Lun, which means happy.
Over the decades, there had been many speculations about the possibility that a large asteroid will hit Earth and wipe out the human race just as how it did to dinosaurs as theorized by scientists. But what will happen to Earth if this indeed happens?
A perfectly cylindrical cloud was reportedly found in the skies of Japan just last week. As news of it spread all over the internet, people were curious about this unbelievable phenomenon. Some netizens were quick to point that there is nothing special about the cloud found, but many still believe that the event is a manifestation that aliens may be among us.
Mobile phone companies are in the race to produce the first-ever mobile unit that can be recharged through movement, fully eliminating the need for plugged-in chargers. According to researchers, they are close to producing this kind of technology, and touch-chargeable gadgets will be within the reach of consumers in the next few years.
For worried parents, self-destructing toys will not breakdown within your child's lifetime. A new line of toys made from vanishing plastic were reported to breakdown once thrown away. With triggers such as excessive heat, sunlight, or even sewage bacteria, the toy will naturally break down when thrown away. The plastic toy will simply vanish -- no explosions and no injuries.
This latest technology may be the best one yet, as waterless toilets are aimed to save the environment. They have been designed to use no water at all for flushing to reduce the need to have a big septic tank underneath the house. They would also allow homeowners to have their own tiny wastewater treatment system.
Hidden tunnels were found between North Korea and South Korea's borders that will allow thousands of troops to travel in between the DMZ in less than an hour, a discovery which may be frightening for many. A lot of South Koreans are worried there might be more of these tunnels found along the DMZ.
Scientists have always wondered how aquatic plants reproduce. There are theories that these kinds of plant species behave differently from its terrestrial counterparts. However, scientists have discovered that aquatic plants get pollinated by sea creatures that function similar to bees.
Statistics show there are nine powerful countries in the world that have nuclear programs and house over 15,000 nuclear arsenals. Literally, anyone could be living close to a nuclear weapon right this moment. Activists have warned the public of the danger this brings, as a single arsenal could kill thousands and could have devastating effects that could last for generations.
New research suggests that the Sahara desert used to be moist and green before it has turned into one of the largest deserts on Earth. An analysis and simulation of weather patterns have indicated that a majority of the Sahara Desert has experienced very heavy and continuous rains more than a thousand years ago.
India just launched the world's largest solar power farm, a 2,500-acre facility in Kamuthi, which has a capacity of 648 megawatts and could power up as much as 150,000 homes. With the Paris Climate Change agreement and the decision of the majority of powerful nations to completely eradicate reliance upon coal, renewable energy such as solar power becomes high in demand.
A bacteria fossil, which dates back to almost 2.5 billion years, has been discovered in one rock formation in Gamohaan, South Africa. Scientists are impressed as it is not like many of the bacteria and microorganisms found on Earth which thrive on the presence of oxygen, a proof that it is a microorganism that existed prior the "Great Oxidation Event" in which massive amounts of oxygen dissolved into the atmosphere.