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7 Mysteries Science Hasn't Solved

Published: 4 weeks ago

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Even science can't yet explain these 7 extremely cool, weird phenomena in the universe, despite decades or even centuries of research.

Hosted by: Olivia Gordon

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Sources:

Ball Lightning
https://phys.org/news/2012-10-mystery-ball-lightning.html
https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/periodically-i-hear-stori/
https://www.livescience.com/61946-ball-lightning-quantum-particle.html
https://journals.aps.org/prl/abstract/10.1103/PhysRevLett.98.048501
https://www.researchgate.net/publication/252000845_The_Riddle_of_Ball_Lightning_A_Review
https://books.google.com/books?id=TCTpu1UVFsYC&pg=PA633#v=onepage&q&f=false
Skyquakes
http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20141202-mystery-booms-whats-the-cause
http://www.seismosoc.org/Publications/SRL/SRL_82/srl_82-5_op/hill_op.html
http://www.wnpr.org/post/loud-booms-caused-microearthquakes-seismologist-says
Fast Radio Bursts
https://www.skyandtelescope.com/astronomy-news/astronomers-trace-fast-radio-burst-to-a-surprising-source/
https://aasnova.org/2017/09/20/a-fast-radio-burst-every-second/
Star Jelly
https://biomeecology.com/nature/2018/02/what-is-star-jelly/
https://io9.gizmodo.com/the-enduring-myth-of-star-jelly-1693997962
https://skeptoid.com/episodes/4299
https://www.nature.com/articles/083492a0
https://tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/0015587X.1984.9716316
https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-319-05239-7_5
Forest Rings
https://www.cbc.ca/news2/background/tech/science/forest-rings.html
http://www.nrcresearchpress.com/doi/10.1139/b01-022#.XBEZdnpKj9R
https://geoscan.nrcan.gc.ca/starweb/geoscan/servlet.starweb?path=geoscan/fulle.web&search1=R=210206
https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/1758-2229.12678
https://www.northernontariobusiness.com/industry-news/green/searching-for-gas-in-the-swampy-far-north-364148
Hessdalen Lights
https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Massimo_Teodorani/publication/228609015_A_long-term_scientific_survey_of_the_Hessdalen_phenomenon/links/55141e340cf283ee0834a6a5.pdf
https://www.nature.com/webcasts/event/optical-trapping-of-ion-coulomb-crystals/
https://io9.gizmodo.com/what-causes-the-hessdalen-lights-1653174566
https://www.newscientist.com/article/mg22229680-600-norse-ufos-what-are-the-glowing-orbs-of-hessdalen/
Desert Varnish
http://minerals.gps.caltech.edu/FILES/VARNISH/Index.html
https://www.nps.gov/articles/desertvarnish.htm
https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2006/07/solving-mystery-desert-varnish
https://www.theguardian.com/science/2013/apr/14/shadow-biosphere-alien-life-on-earth

Images:

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Ball_lightning.jpg
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Ball_lightning.png
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:F-18_Hornet_performs_a_fly_by_on_the_USS_Dwight_D._Eisenhower.jpg
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:%D8%B2%D8%AE%D8%A9_%D8%B4%D9%87%D8%A8_%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%A8%D8%B1%D8%B4%D8%A7%D9%88%D9%8A%D8%A7%D8%AA.jpg
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Gashydrat_im_Sediment.JPG
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Tetrakaidecahedral_methane_clathrate1.png
https://www.videoblocks.com/video/slow-motion-time-lapse-of-clouds-rolling-in-the-sky-q9s8c4z
https://freesound.org/people/bajko/sounds/399656/
https://vimeo.com/146295242 - https://public.nrao.edu/media-use/
https://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/13058
https://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/11530
https://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/20267
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Star_jelly_-_lindsey.jpg
https://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/3777341
https://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/12602
https://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/3889121
https://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/1214339
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Frog_in_frogspawn.jpg
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Yellow_slime_mold.jpg
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Goldgelber_Zitterling_-_Tremella_mesenterica_-_yellow_brain_-_Tr%C3%A9melle_m%C3%A9sent%C3%A9rique_-_golden_jelly_fungus_-_01.jpg
https://www.flickr.com/photos/adonofrio/6268871099 - www.biology101.org
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Cyanobacteria_Nostoc_commune.jpg
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Boreal_Forest_Ring.jpg
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wk842pg0Pvs
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Desert_varnish.jpg
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Valley_of_Fire_petroglyphs.jpg
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Nonya Busnes 14 hours ago

So the ocean farts and the sky tells everyone about it.... Neat.

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Ray G. 14 hours ago

oooh side show

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G Kess 15 hours ago

Please stop the goth-speak you add to the end of each sentence.

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Taranis Spatula 23 hours ago

okay so organic jelly couldn't survive the heat, radiation, shock, and pressure changes of being in outer space then slamming through our atmosphere but is it possible for a meteor to be dense and cold enough and thermoplastic enough on the outside that it had an inner chamber within that enclosed a gas with pressure all of it's own?

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AL Can 1 day ago

A scientist stressing the wasting of money in researching?!? That’s a first

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MrOnTheCheap 1 day ago

This greasy nerd sucks.

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Jace Cavacini 2 days ago

I hate the antiscience garbage videos that watching this videos causes Google to suggest to me.

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steveXracer 2 days ago

#1 on the list should be:

Science is still trying to figure out how everything came from nothing.

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hatim soudani 2 days ago

loose silicon balls

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Adam Porter 2 days ago

Jesus going by the comments you guys need to hire Barry Scott

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Adam Porter 2 days ago

I have seen ball lightning.

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Provoganda 2 days ago

Don't know the source? GAS!

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checksignalcable no 2 days ago

Lightning is so strong it rips something unfamiliar apart and some laws don't apply no more so it creates balls that should not exist.

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Michael Coughlin 2 days ago

sorry but...her voice is anxiety vocalized

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MaeveTheBrave 2 days ago

Can you do a video on the shadow biosphere?

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Juan Jose L 3 days ago

she said loose balls, haha.

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SYKOMORF 4 days ago

You on valium ? Worst narrator ever. Horrible accent.

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Jack 4 days ago

Unless you're Hank Green I don't wanna hear it

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Zermist TV 4 days ago

So many of the comments are just complaining about how horrible of a host she is lol

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TheDroidBay 4 days ago

I like to pronounce clathrates like 'socrates' and then imagine its a being related to Cthulu

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