British X-Files

Britain released hundreds of previously secret “UFO files” on Thursday including a letter saying that Winston Churchill had ordered a 50 year cover-up of a wartime encounter between a UFO and military pilot. The files, published by the National Archives, span decades and contain scores of witness accounts, sketches and classified briefing notes documenting mysterious […]

JFK Runway Closure

The main runway at New York’s John F. Kennedy International will be closed for four months starting today. Millions of travelers will experience delays — including some not flying anywhere near the Big Apple. With about one-third of JFK’s traffic and half of its departures being diverted to three smaller runways, planes will wait on […]

Crafting The US NO-Fly List

It starts with a tip, a scrap of intelligence, a fingerprint lifted from a suspected terrorist’s home. It ends when a person is forbidden to board an airplane — a decision that’s in the hands of about six experts from the Transportation Security Administration. The no-fly list they oversee constantly changes as hundreds of analysts […]

An Asteroid Wiped Out The Dinosaurs

A giant asteroid smashing into Earth is the only plausible explanation for the extinction of the dinosaurs, a global scientific team said on Thursday, hoping to settle a row that has divided experts for decades. A panel of 41 scientists from across the world reviewed 20 years’ worth of research to try to confirm the […]

Volcano in Iceland

The eruption of a volcano beneath Iceland’s Eyjafjallajokull has resulted in dangerous amounts of volcanic ash in the sky, huge headaches for travelers, and, it should be stated, unexpected beauty. Flickr members have captured a slew of photos of the ash and the resulting chaos. The eruption caused a 3.7 mile high plume of ash, […]

Asteroid Will Fly Close by Earth Thursday

A newly discovered asteroid will zip close by Earth Thursday, but poses no threat of crashing into our planet even though it is passing within the orbit of the moon. The asteroid, called 2010 GA6, is a relatively small space rock about 71 feet (22 meters) wide and was discovered by astronomers with the Catalina […]

Firm place to stand outside solar system found

WASHINGTON – Astronomers have finally found a place outside our solar system where there’s a firm place to stand — if only it weren’t so broiling hot. As scientists search the skies for life elsewhere, they have found more than 300 planets outside our solar system. But they all have been gas balls or can’t […]

Growing Number of Aircraft Near-Collisions

The growing number of aircraft near-misses in US skies is making civilian aviation authorities increasingly concerned and has prompted them to reexamine air traffic control procedures. “Over the last weeks there have been a number of instances where separation was lost between aircraft and in some cases there was a bit of a delay of […]

Airline To Have Female Toilets

TOKYO (Reuters) – Women flying Japan’s All Nippon Airways will have a toilet all to themselves from next month, with the airline designating one restroom on most international routes as female-only. The airline said in a statement it was responding to “numerous requests for this service,” adding that the toilet would be located in the […]