We live in an age of astonishing science, and it’s not just the groundbreaking discoveries that keep us captivated. There are also weird and wacky findings that leave us scratching our heads.
In this article, we’ll look at some of the strangest things science has revealed about our everyday world. From ghosts to Bigbang, read about some of the most unexpected mysteries still await us.
The Penzance Triangle
The Penzance Triangle is a triangle formed by the points of Penzance (population: 1,425), Newlyn (population: 950), and Fowey (population: 1,300). It is the most inland point within Cornwall and has been the focus of archaeological investigations since the 18th century. In 2005, a monument was erected on the triangle’s apex to commemorate its strange history.
Over the years, scientists have uncovered a wealth of odd information about the triangle. For example, it is considered one of Earth’s most paranormal places thanks to its reputation as a site of supernatural activity. Reports of people seeing ghosts and other supernatural creatures date back to colonial times. The town’s three pubs-the White Hart Pub, Crown Public House, and the Swan Inn-are especially known for their spooky tales and are often cited as sources of ghost stories in local folklore.
In 1992, resident Geraldine Stout claimed to have photographed an unidentified flying object hovering over the triangle’s apex. Since then, there have been numerous sightings of unusual things, such as UFOs, black helicopters, and spirit beings near or around the monument. Researchers have speculated that the triangle may be home to some invisible energy field.
Is Universe Algorithmic?
What if the universe is only an algorithm? That’s the startling conclusion of a new study that uses mathematical insights to explain how the cosmos works. The theory, published in the journal Cosmos, says that the universe-including everything from galaxies and stars to atoms and molecules-is nothing more than a gigantic computer program. To account for its intricate patterns, the researchers say, the program must be based on rules and procedures that can be traced back to a relatively simple set of principles. “This is a very radical idea,” says study co-author Douglas Axe of Purdue University. “It’s suggesting that we take seriously ideas about computation as fundamental aspects of reality.”
The idea that everything in existence is nothing more than an algorithm has been around for centuries, but it has never before been tested using rigorous mathematics. To make their case, Axe and his colleagues relied on two powerful concepts: chaos theory and complexity theory. These disciplines study how seemingly stable systems can suddenly become unpredictable (in terms of their internal dynamics) and how patterns emerge from complex interactions between small elements.
Butterflies and the Moon
According to a recent study, the moon can have a profound effect on butterflies. Researchers found that butterfly populations in Europe and North America decrease drastically when the moon is in its complete or new phase. The study’s lead author, Alexander Taborsky of Queen’s University Belfast in the UK, said this result could be due to changes in plant pollination due to the lack of light from the moon during these phases.
However, another theory suggests that we might see decreases in butterfly populations because people afraid of the dark tend to move around more at night, potentially disrupting breeding patterns. Regardless of why these patterns happen, exploring how our everyday world interacts with those of creatures up high is interesting.
Do We Live In Multiverse?
Many believe there is more to the world than we see every day. There are many theories about what happens outside our universe, and some scientists even think we live in a multiverse. A multiverse is a hypothetical universe that consists of many different universes. Scientists have been unable to disprove the existence of a multiverse, but they still don’t know if it’s just our universe or if there are many others out there.
Some scientists theorize that everything exploded and created our own universe when the big bang happened. But other scientists believe that each time something explodes, it makes another possible universe. So, there could be an infinite number of universes out there! Whether or not we live in a multiverse isn’t completely clear, but it’s an intriguing topic for further research!
It’s no secret that science has revealed a lot about our everyday world. These are some of the strangest discoveries science has made in recent years, from the bizarre to the downright weird. So what have we learned? From time travel to parallel universes, nothing stops us from learning more about the universe around us. So be sure to stay tuned and check back regularly for updates!