– A “quasi-moon” has been circling Earth since 100 B.C.– Archaeologists in South Africa found 153,000-year-old footprints that are the oldest Homo sapiens tracks on record.– A “horror bunker” was unearthed near the city of Anda in northeast China, believed to be the largest test site of imperial Japan’s infamous Unit 731.– A man in Arizona was stung over 250 times by “killer” bees.– More teens with obesity are now getting weight-loss surgery to manage the condition.– Hvaldimir, a suspected Russian spy whale, was recently spotted in waters off the coast of Sweden.
As covered by recent news in the field of science, there have been some astonishing and chilling discoveries made by researchers and archaeologists around the world. From a “quasi-moon” that has been circling Earth since 100 B.C. to 153,000-year-old footprints in South Africa, these findings have left the scientific community pleasantly astonished.
However, not all discoveries have been pleasant. A “horror bunker” was unearthed near the city of Anda in northeast China, believed to be the largest test site of imperial Japan’s infamous Unit 731, which conducted horrifying human experiments during the 1940s. This discovery highlights the ongoing legacy of Unit 731’s atrocities and their impact on global efforts to prevent biological warfare.
In the United States, more teens with obesity are now getting weight-loss surgery to manage the condition. Researchers found the rate of surgery increased 19% between 2020 and 2021, with study authors saying they are cautiously optimistic that barriers to metabolic and bariatric surgeries are decreasing.
On a lighter note, spare a thought for the suspected Russian spy whale known as Hvaldimir, who was recently spotted in waters off the coast of Sweden. Given his age and behavior, he was probably looking for a mate. Sadly for him, beluga whales only live in the high Arctic in areas such as Norway’s Svalbard archipelago, Greenland, Canada and Russia.
In terms of space, it’s surprising that we’ve overlooked alien star system debris floating around in our planet’s orbit, but what about the “quasi-moon” that has been circling Earth since 100 B.C.? How did that slip through the net? Perhaps we were too busy looking for aliens saying hello. Rainbow rings surrounding the sun, which were recently captured by Finnish photographer Mikko Peussa, were caused by ice crystals in the atmosphere.
These findings and discoveries show that the world of science is full of surprises, both pleasant and unpleasant. It’s important to keep exploring and discovering in order to learn more about our world and the universe beyond.