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Time travelers in UFOs?

… [Luis Burgos] recalled that some 8 years ago, in the vicinity of Estancia La Esperanza, Gobernador Galvez, Province of Buenos Aires a young woman witnessed one of these cases: two alleged teenagers, dressed in early 20th century farming clothes, crossed her path in an empty field. Carolina, the protagonist of this story, gave FAO… Read More »

Partial early ballots: Dem voters outnumber GOP nearly 2 to 1

Democratic early voters outnumber Republicans in key states, according to incomplete election statistics, suggesting a surprising break from traditional trends, said analysts. Just a week before a historic Election Day, registered Democrats in North Carolina are out-voting Republicans by a nearly 2-to-1 margin, according to official election statistics. The state is seen as a crucial… Read More »

Father saves three-year-old from bear in German zoo

A father has saved his three-year-old daughter from an Asian black bear after the girl climbed into the animal’s enclosure in a German zoo, police say. Both father and child were injured after the girl climbed over a fence in a private zoo in Luenebach, western Germany. The bear hit the girl on the forehead… Read More »

Tablets reveal Babylonian math skills

Before Pythagoras: The Culture of Old Babylonian Mathematics displays thirteen Babylonian tablets which show that people of the region were math experts more than 1,000 years before Greek mathematicians were even born. Held at the New York University’s Institute for the Study of the Ancient World (ISAW), the event exhibits tablets dating from the Old… Read More »

Japan to tourists: Please don’t lick the tuna

Tourists are known for acting silly, but licking the tuna? Overwhelmed by a growing number of misbehaving tourists, Tokyo fishmongers banned all visitors from one of the city’s most popular tourist destinations – the pre-dawn tuna auctions at the world’s largest seafood market. The ban, imposed during the peak New Year buying season, was front-page… Read More »

Controversy Deepens Over Pesticides and Bee Collapse

A controversial new study of honeybee deaths has deepened a bitter dispute over whether the developed world's most popular pesticides are causing an ecological catastrophe. Researchers led by biologist Chensheng Lu of Harvard University report a direct link between hive health and dietary exposure to imidacloprid, a so-called neonicotinoid pesticide linked to colony collapse disorder,… Read More »

Humankind’s Alien Ancestry?

Through his 60 years of intensive research, Sitchin has proceeded step-by-step through a mass of ancient writings and artifacts culminating in the identification of the ancient Sumerian Puabi as an alien goddess, whose 4,500-year-old skeletal remains–discovered in the Royal Tombs of Ur–may still contain DNA from her alien home planet. His theory is so startling… Read More »

‘Intelligent’ surgical knife can sniff out cancer tissue

Scientists have created an “intelligent” surgical knife that can detect in seconds whether tissue being cut is cancerous, promising more effective and accurate surgery in future. Via Reuters: Oddly Enough http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/oddlyEnoughNews/~3/11_x28BZJQs/story01.htm

The Sun’s magnetic field is about to flip

Something big is about to happen on the sun. According to measurements from NASA-supported observatories, the sun’s vast magnetic field is about to flip. “It looks like we’re no more than 3 to 4 months away from a complete field reversal,” says solar physicist Todd Hoeksema of Stanford University. “This change will have ripple effects… Read More »

Online brain-training?

A number of web sites and games being sold to schools claim to improve memory and intelligence, but the game players are just becoming familiar with the game, not actually improving memory or intelligence. … a 2010 study by theneuroscientist Dr Adrian Owen, which tracked 11,000 adults over a six-week computer-based training regime designed to… Read More »

Scoop: Local bands to play at Sacramento Kings games

This pic is from the dinner / info meeting we attended last night Local bands at sacramento kings games, originally uploaded by xeno735. Left: Amy Anne of Xenophilia. Quiz: Can you name the local artist with Amy Anne? Inside scoop: The Arco Arena, to attract new people to sporting events, and to generate new opportunities… Read More »

Japan Nuclear Crisis: A Worm IN The Works?

…the Stuxnet Virus attacked SIEMENS operated plants.€  The plant at Fukushima is run on Siemens software. When Stuxnet was released, it went Everywhere, even though it was “allegedly” an attack on Irans Bushhier plant … The worm itself now appears to have included two major components. One was designed to send Iran's nuclear centrifuges spinning… Read More »