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Unlock Your Inner Rain Man by Electrically Zapping Your Brain

Imagine a creativity cap. A device that would free you, if only momentarily, from your mindsets, from your prejudices, from the mental blocks to creativity. These words are emblazoned on the website Creativitycap.com, and they represent the vision of neuroscientist Allan Snyder. Snyder believes we all possess untapped powers of cognition, normally seen only in… Read More »

Colorado Shooter Drugged (video)

Woah. This guy is seriously drugged. He looks like a zombie in the video. Who drugged him and why? What you see here is as a destroyed shell. He is alive, but without a mind. The person(s) who drugged him may have also done his hair. He most likely does not remember a thing and… Read More »

Bexar inmate kills himself with plastic spoon + Other unexpected Bexar County jail suicides

Updated 08:33 p.m., Wednesday, June 27, 2012 A Bexar County Jail inmate committed suicide in his cell today using a plastic spoon, officials said. Robert Rodriguez, 29, was found unconscious and bleeding by a guard in the administrative segregation unit around noon, Deputy Chief Ronald Bennett of the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office said. “It appears there… Read More »

Did an English expedition BEAT Columbus to the Americas?

Record of bank loan to sailor who found North America in 1497 hints that others may have been there first Although Christopher Columbus is widely credited as the ‘discoverer’ of America, a new loan form to the first sailor to find North America hints that other expeditions might have found the continent BEFORE 1492. The… Read More »

Police pull over Batman in Batmobile for wrong number plates

Montgomery County Captain Paul Stark said: “An officer on routine patrol saw a Lamborghini with the rear plate – it was the Batman symbol for the show.”. “He pulled him over and said, “what’s going on?”The car was registered, and the man explained that he goes to hospitals and does work with kids.” The officers… Read More »

Amazing Photo: ‘Extinct’ Persian Leopard Filmed…

In this amazing photo, snapped with a camera trap, a rare Persian Leopard was photographed baring its fangs at the camera. The picture, from a National Geographic series covering threatened wildlife species in war-torn Afghanistan, is significant because it was thought this kind of leopard had gone extinct in the region. The camera trap, set… Read More »

AI urges US to end child life sentences

There are more than 2500 inmates currently serving life sentences in the US prisons for crimes committed as a child. (file photo) Amnesty International has called on the United States authorities to stop sentencing young offenders to life in prison without a possibility of parole. According to the new report, “This is where I’m going… Read More »

Mercury not like other planets: little shielding from the sun, strange magnetic field and young blueish hollows

Sean Solomon – Only six months into its Mercury orbit, the tiny MESSENGER spacecraft has shown scientists that Mercury doesn’t conform to theory. Its surface material composition differs in important ways from both those of the other terrestrial planets and expectations prior to the MESSENGER mission, calling into question current theories for Mercury’s formation. Its… Read More »

Dino-era Mammal the “Jurassic Mother” of Us All?

National Geographic – A tiny, shrew-like creature of the dinosaur era might have been, in a sense, the mother of us all. Named the “Jurassic mother from China” (Juramaia sinensis), the newfound fossil species is the earliest known ancestor of placental mammals—animals, such as humans, that give birth to relatively mature, live young—according to a… Read More »

Trees “remember” where they come from

Genetically identical trees respond differently to their environment depending on what part of the country they come from. The surprising finding could have implications for gardeners and foresters, and might help predict how forests will respond to climate change. “The findings were really quite stunning,” says Malcolm Campbell, professor of cell and systems biology and… Read More »

Giant Black Holes Found at Dawn of the Universe

Long gazes into deep space have turned up something huge: Signs of supermassive black holes devouring matter at the hearts of the universe’s first galaxies. Theorists had suspected that such enormous black holes existed just a billion years after the big bang, since most if not all of mature large galaxies have the matter-gobbling monsters… Read More »

Exclusive Area 51 Pictures: Secret Plane Crash Revealed

Area 51 was created so that U.S. Cold Warriors with the highest security clearances could pursue cutting-edge aeronautical projects away from prying eyes. During the 1950s and ’60s Area 51’s top-secret OXCART program developed the A-12 as the successor to the U-2 spy plane. Nearly undetectable to radar, the A-12 could fly at 2,200 miles… Read More »

CHART SHOCK: The REAL Unemployment Rate Is 22%

It remains above 22% with the February update. Details from John William’s Shadow Gov’t. Stats. * Shadow Stats The seasonally-adjusted SGS Alternate Unemployment Rate reflects current unemployment reporting methodology adjusted for SGS-estimated long-term discouraged workers, who were defined out of official existence in 1994. That estimate is added to the BLS estimate of U-6 unemployment,… Read More »

NASA: Voyager 1 nearing edge of solar system

NASA’s long-running Voyager 1 spacecraft is barreling its way toward the edge of the solar system. Since 2004, the unmanned probe has been exploring a region of space where solar wind — a stream of charged particles spewing from the sun at 1 million miles per hour — slows abruptly and crashes into the thin… Read More »

Sunken supertankers could spot rogue nuclear reactors

French scientists have invented a new way to determine if nations are developing clandestine nuclear facilities — sink supertankers off their coastlines. Physicist Thierry Lasserre of the Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission and his team have developed a new technique using antineutrinos (antimatter particles released whenever a proton is turned into an electron) to… Read More »

The Great Guatemalan Sinkhole

Looks like a test attack from a big tunnel boring machine. Has someone repelled down there? I’d love to see pictures.  Here is a link to a high res image… still can’t see much more. There are rumors of great underground empires. Guatemala City has had experience with sinkholes before: In 2007, three people and… Read More »

X-rays linked to increased childhood leukemia risk

Diagnostic X-rays may increase the risk of developing childhood leukemia, according to a new study by researchers at the University of California, Berkeley’s School of Public Health. Specifically, the researchers found that children with acute lymphoid leukemia (ALL) had almost twice the chance of having been exposed to three or more X-rays compared with children… Read More »

Astronauts’ Fingernails Falling Off Due to Glove Design

If you’re headed for space, you might rethink that manicure: Astronauts with wider hands are more likely to have their fingernails fall off after working or training in space suit gloves, according to a new study. In fact, fingernail trauma and other hand injuries—no matter your hand size—are collectively the number one nuisance for spacewalkers,… Read More »

“False Dawn” Zodiacal Light

For the next week or so sky-watchers in the Northern Hemisphere will have the chance to see an elusive celestial pyramid known as the zodiacal light. The triangular tower of light is easiest to spot around the spring and fall equinoxes. Look for it over the eastern horizon about an hour before sunrise in the… Read More »

Triangulum galaxy a city of stars

In a new picture, hundreds of young, bright stars heat up the gases of the Triangulum galaxy, creating a distinctive red glow. The image is being billed as the sharpest shot yet of the star-forming region known as NGC 604. Released August 30, the view combines data from a wide range of wavelengths, captured by… Read More »

Humber rock art mystery solved

When Peter Riedel looks at a riverbed, he sees a puzzle in the rocky surface.Riedel, 48, is the Toronto photographer responsible for the mysterious rock statues that appeared in the Humber River near the Old Mill this weekend.People who live in the area thought it was the work of engineering students or anonymous urban artists.… Read More »

More accurate than Heisenberg allows?

A quantum particle is hard to grasp, because one cannot determine all its properties precisely at the same time. Measurements of certain parameter pairs such as position and momentum remain inaccurate to a degree given by Heisenberg’s Uncertainty Principle. This is important for the security of quantum cryptography, where information is transmitted in the form… Read More »

A Neuroscientist Uncovers A Dark Secret

The criminal brain has always held a fascination for James Fallon. For nearly 20 years, the neuroscientist at the University of California-Irvine has studied the brains of psychopaths. He studies the biological basis for behavior, and one of his specialties is to try to figure out how a killer’s brain differs from yours and mine.… Read More »

Man takes the plunge and proposes

A Chinese man took his girlfriend to visit an aquarium and then shocked her with a surprise proposal – from inside the tank. Wang Jian, 28, had been taking diving lessons in secret from girlfriend Xie Wenzhen, 24, for two months, reports Straits News. He told her they were going to witness a friend propose… Read More »

Rotating house puts family in a spin

An Australian family is turning heads with a rotating house that can guarantee a different view every time they wake up. Oddly Enough The Everinghams have been in a spin since they moved into their dream home in the countryside north of Sydney three years ago. They can turn the house to follow the sun… Read More »

Green tea chemical combined with another may treat brain disorders

Scientists at Boston Biomedical Research Institute (BBRI) and the University of Pennsylvania have found that combining two chemicals, one of which is the green tea component EGCG, can prevent and destroy a variety of protein structures known as amyloids. Amyloids are the primary culprits in fatal brain disorders such as Alzheimer’s, Huntington’s, and Parkinson’s diseases.… Read More »

Stability balls at work

Using a stability ball as an office chair strengthens core muscles, similar to the use of a backless chair or stool; the freedom of movement from a stability ball also may decrease confined or constrained body postures that frequently occur at workstations. Additionally, a study by Indiana University ergonomics experts found that reaching with the… Read More »

Found: Entrace to underground caves on the moon

A deep hole on the moon that could open into a vast underground tunnel has been found for the first time. The discovery strengthens evidence for subsurface, lava-carved channels that could shield future human colonists from space radiation and other hazards. The moon seems to possess long, winding tunnels called lava tubes that are similar… Read More »

NASA orbiter returns first shots of Apollo moon sites

NASA’s lunar orbiter has returned its first pictures of the Apollo moon landing sites. The images — showing the missions’ lunar module descent stages accented by their shadows from a low sun angle — may at least prove to die-hard conspiracy theorists that NASA went to considerable lengths to relocate its secret movie studio in… Read More »

NASA – LRO’s First Moon Images

NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter has transmitted its first images since reaching the moon on June 23. The spacecraft’s two cameras, collectively known as the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera, or LROC, were activated June 30. The cameras are working well and have returned images of a region in the lunar highlands south of Mare Nubium (Sea… Read More »

11th Annual Fashion Chocolate Show

Pastry chefs and clothing designers present their fashion fantasy ideas through use of edible chocolate interwoven with fabric at the 11th Annual Chocolate Show presented in New York on November 6, 2008. (UPI Photo/Ezio Petersen) via Topic: Chocolate – article – UPI.com.

Strange ‘Squid-like’ Lightning Spotted over France

This next picture gives you an idea how big this thing must be. A sprite is like a window opening into space through our atmosphere. Over the weekend, an atmospheric scientist in Europe photographed something that resembled a giant luminous squid floating over a thundercloud in France. It was a strange form of lightning known… Read More »

I’m still enjoying it so much.

Nydailynews has a great collection of photos. It feels to me as if we have ousted a paranoid dictator and taken back our country. It feels to me as if greed, ignorance and fear are going to be replaced by conservation, acceptance of science and levelheadedness. This is what I feel as I see that… Read More »

“Renegade” Stars Tearing Across Universe, Hubble Shows

 … As they careen through the cosmos, the stars’ winds slam against nearby gas, creating enormous bow shocks billions or even a trillion miles wide. So far astronomers have found 14 of these rogue stars using images from the Hubble Space Telescope. But study leader Raghvendra Sahai, of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lboratory in Pasadena, California,… Read More »

An elephant painted this

An elephant painted this, originally uploaded by xeno735. Update: Okay, dogsounds, here is some proof: a different but very similar painting of an elephant by an elephant. I’m guessing by the same elephant. More info: The elephant was taught how to paint elephants, but I still find it amazing. Humans have to be taught how… Read More »