UFOs, Crop Circles, and images that conjure up the thought: "Are we alone?"
The 715 newfound planets, which scientists announced today (Feb. 26), boost the total alien-world tally to between 1,500 and 1,800, depending on which of the five main extrasolar planet discovery catalogs is used. The Kepler mission is responsible for more than half of these finds, hauling in 961 exoplanets to date, with thousands more candidates awaiting confirmation by follow-up investigations.
Archaeologists Find Ancient Skull With Cone-like Shape in Mexico | LifesLittleMyster... -- The skeletons are estimated to be about 1,000 years old. One of the skulls has a cone-like shape from cranial disfiguration. The skulls on some of the other skeletons also show signs of intentional cranial deformation and dental disfigurements.
Acorn Worm Named After Yoda - Strange, this creature looks. Named after Yoda, it is. The reddish-purple acorn worm was found about 1.5 miles (2.5 kilometers) beneath the surface of the Atlantic Ocean. The lips on either side of its head region reminded its discoverers of the "Star Wars" character Yoda, and so it was dubbed Yoda purpurata, or "purple Yoda." Deep sea acorn worms leave spiral traces of poop that resemble crop circles.
Blue Dragon Nudibranch / They feed on the poisonous Man of War Jellyfish, collecting the animal's toxins and storing them in little sacs on the end of their feather-like "fingers." The Blue Dragon can produce a much more powerful and deadly sting than the Man of War due to its ability to store the poison.