9 phenomena that science still can't explain
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- There's a lot that we don't know much about our universe and many mysteries scientists can't explain.
- Scientists still aren't sure why people yawn, for example, or why one type of mushroom only grows in two places on Earth: Texas and Japan.
- Below are some of the most confounding mysteries scientists are working to solve.
Humans have traveled to the moon and uncovered the secrets of the Taos Hum, the Devil's Kettle, and maybe even the pyramids of Egypt. But there are still plenty of phenomena that science can't explain yet.
Though scientists may have theories about the following phenomena, no one can say for certain why they occur and in many cases.
Here are nine mysteries of life that still stump experts everywhere.
Scientists aren't sure why people yawn.
This mushroom only grows in Texas and Japan, and scientists can't explain it.
No one knows why Saturn's North Pole has a swirling, hexagon-shaped storm.
Humpback whales have gone from being solitary creatures to living in "super-groups," a shift marine biologists are still trying to suss out.
There's no explanation for these curved trees in the Dancing Forest of Russia.
Dark matter isn't like regular matter, but we don't understand much about it.
Scientists understand how cats purr, but they're still not sure why.
We're getting hundreds of unintelligible signals from space every second.
There's an otherworldly-looking crater in Siberia that's yet to be explained.