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The True Strange News Archives is a grab-bag of interesting stuff. Discover and explore unusual news, science breakthroughs, odd ideas and unlikely true events from around the world. Statement on world events: I, Xeno, oppose violence. My primary vibe is LOVE. Next curiosity, creativity, sexiness and deeper, sadness. I rarely feel anger, which I believe… Read More »

‘Cosmic Caterpillar’ Seen

The Hubble Space Telescope has captured what scientists are describing as a “cosmic caterpillar” nearly 6 trillion miles long slinking through deep space. The celestial critter in the new Hubble telescope photo is actually a cloud of gas stretching one light-year across, scientists say. This cloud is in the process of collapsing down under its… Read More »

80-year-old becomes oldest man to climb Mount Everest

An 80-year-old Japanese man on Thursday became the oldest person to reach the top of Mt. Everest, officials said. Yuichiro Miura reached the top of Everest Thursday morning with his physician son Gota, mountaineering official Gyanendra Shrestha said from the base of Everest. Miura’s achievement eclipses that of a Nepali man who climbed Everest at… Read More »

Video: Horrific Starfish Mass Die-off Mystery, Now Solved?

Washington: Starfish have been mysteriously dying by the millions in recent months along the US west coast, worrying biologists who say the sea creatures are key to the marine ecosystem. Scientists first started noticing the mass deaths in June 2013. Different types of starfish, also known as sea stars, were affected, from wild ones along… Read More »

Well, Bitcoin is crashing

This post below is interesting, especially when you consider BitCoin’s current value and that its value on 11/18/2018 was $5,538.64 dollars for one BitCoin. … It had to happen some time: Bitcoin is crashing. The price of the crypto-currency tumbled nearly 21 percent on Friday to $877.46 on trading site Mt. Gox and has fallen… Read More »

The Drone Built To Find Bigfoot: The Project To Finally Prove Sasquatch Exists Can’t Get Off The Ground

There are two ways to explain why Bigfoot can’t be found. There’s the conventional view–that Bigfoot doesn’t exist–and then there’s what we might call the Donald Rumsfeld view: that the absence of evidence is not the evidence of absence. In this view, we haven’t found Bigfoot because we haven’t looked hard enough. Specifically, we haven’t… Read More »

Grasshopper’s Journey Hints at New Era in Spaceflight

In 1997 McDonnell Douglas was the prime contractor in the Delta Clipper-Experimental project, commonly known as DC-X. During the years of 1993-1996, DC-X achieved several successful tests in the quest to become the first single stage to orbit reusable launch vehicle, ascending vertically, moving laterally, and then descending to the ground. Originally a project of… Read More »

Unknown Cloud Seen from Space Station

Unknown Cloud Seen from Space Station Added by Kimberly Ruble on October 13, 2013. This weekend, an astronaut from Italy, Luca Parmitano, put some very strange photographs upon his account at Twitter which had been taken from the International Space Station. They showed what appeared to be some sort of unknown cloud that was rising… Read More »

Bigfoot Captured? Bigfoot Invisible?

“First hour guest, cryptozoologist Loren Coleman reacted to Tom Biscardi’s Bigfoot hunt. On Friday night’s program, Biscardi claimed his group had captured one of the creatures and he would be presenting photos of it on Monday. ” … more Remember, extraordinary claims demand extraordinary proof. No pics or video of something like this in this… Read More »

Lego is a tool of Satan, warns Polish priest

A Polish priest has warned parents to be on their guard against Lego, warning the plastic blocks are a tool of Satan and can “destroy” children’s souls. In a presentation aimed at parents, Father Slawomir Kostrzewa said the popular Danish toy company had taken a lurch to the dark side with its series of Monster… Read More »

2013: Fukushima Radiation Levels Hit 2-Year High

Seawater just outside one of Japan”s damaged Fukushima Daiichi reactors registered radiation levels on Wednesday 13 times the previous day”s reading, the operator of the crippled nuclear plant said on Thursday. Japan”s Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO), said combined Cesium-134 and Cesium-137 readings just outside the damaged No. 2 reactor jumped to 1,200 becquerels per… Read More »

The 22 ingredients for a human

The human recipe includes a kilo of calcium, a pinch of salt Though we do seem terribly complicated, it turns out that a human being can be built, completely intact and complete, with just 22 ingredients. From A to zinc, evolution has shaped just these two dozen or so elements to make up everything from… Read More »

“Quantum microscope” peers into the hydrogen atom

The first direct observation of the orbital structure of an excited hydrogen atom has been made by an international team of researchers. The observation was made using a newly developed “quantum microscope”, which uses photoionization microscopy to visualize the structure directly. The team’s demonstration proves that “photoionization microscopy”, which was first proposed more than 30… Read More »

Bizarre New Creature Confounds Chilean Researchers

According to the Terra.cl website, the creature has a large skull, two arms, long fingers and two legs and stands about 2.8 inches tall. A baby chupacabra? (See our article on them.) Quoted in the article above is Dr. Mario Dussuel “a psychiatrist who studies abduction cases.” – parascope.com I recently read about chupacabra eggs… Read More »

Easy genetic screening could save your life

Here’s a crowd funding project for your donations. The idea is to help identify your individual genetic differences and tell you about medications that could be dangerous or even deadly for you. The time for individualized care is now. (Dr Jeffrey Rosenfeld) recently started a company named Genome Liberty that will use genetic information to… Read More »

So Many Sun Loops

In profile, the magnetic field lines emerging from several active regions were easily observed as they reached across from one magnetic pole to another (Sept. 4-5, 2013). When viewed in extreme ultraviolet light, the tracings of charged particles along the magnetic field lines are revealed. The bright, active regions are areas of intense magnetic forces.… Read More »

The Mining of Mars Begins, Planet Not Red Inches Down

In a first for interplanetary exploration, NASA engineers said Wednesday that the $2.5 billion Curiosity robot rover successfully mined material from inside a rock on Mars, advancing the agency’s search for conditions once favorable for microbial life. Held in a scoop on the rover’s mechanical arm, the tablespoon of pulverized gray rock offers planetary scientists… Read More »

Grey Hair Treatment Discovered By Scientists

Scientists found people who are going grey develop “massive oxidative stress” via an accumulation of hydrogen peroxide in the hair follicle, which causes hair to bleach itself from the inside out.According to the FASEB Journal, the team, which includes experts from Bradford University’s School of Life Sciences, discovered the accumulation of hydrogen peroxide can be… Read More »

Mind control skills are learnt like motor skills, study finds

The patterns of brain activity people use to learn to move objects with their mind are similar to neurological activity that occurs when learning to ride a bike or swing a golf club, researchers have found. Scientists have previously been successful in developing brain-controlled tools – such as robotic arms and motorised wheelchairs – but… Read More »

Video: Doctor perform lifesaving surgery on Roona

Well-wishers around the world contribute towards £34,000 cost of life-saving surgery to save hydrocephalic baby’s life. A toddler whose head swelled up to three times its normal size has undergone surgery which could save her life. Roona Begum caught the world’s attention when images of her plight were published in a last-ditch bid to help… Read More »

Hunter, 72, survives 19 days in snowy California wilderness

A 72-year-old California deer hunter was recovering Monday after surviving on squirrels and packing leaves around him for warmth for nearly three weeks while he was lost and alone in the snowy wilderness, authorities said. Gene Penaflor was discovered by hunters on Saturday after 19 days in the Mendocino National Forest in the Coastal Mountain… Read More »

Video: What the heck is this little alien creature?

Dr. Greer is associated with some very interesting finds. This, for example: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UTBrAb_btWY I’ve seen something like this before. Compare to the images of a little “alien” I posted some time before April 2007. Is this a different creature? Consider the little insectoid creature found alive in the Southern Chilean city of Concepcion on Oct… Read More »

Biologist discovers a new species, up his nose

Tony Goldberg, a US professor of pathobiological science, recently returned from an Africa research trip only to discover that a potentially new species of tick had come back with him hidden up his nose. “When you first realize you have a tick up your nose, it takes a lot of willpower not to claw your… Read More »

Bacteria can Shrink Tumors

If there is a microbial cause for cancers, and especially if certain microbes disable the human immune system in some way, then using other microbes to trigger the body’s immune system makes sense. In the 1890s, a New York surgeon named William Coley tested a radical cancer treatment. He took a hypodermic needle teeming with… Read More »

Ethical debate on face transplantation has evolved over time

Once viewed as an “outlandish morally objectionable” concept with science-fiction overtones, face transplantation is now accepted as a “feasible and necessary treatment” for severely disfigured patients. The evolving ethical debate over face transplantation is analyzed in a special topic paper in the December issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery†, the official medical journal of the… Read More »

Mothman on Mercury?

This elevated rise on Mercury resembles a vaguely humanoid shape You’ve all heard of the “face on Mars” and the “man in the Moon” – well I guess this would be the “man on Mercury!” And I feel like I’ve seen him somewhere before… “Oh, they’ve encased him in carbonite. He should be quite well… Read More »

Trust your memory? Maybe you shouldn’t

You probably feel pretty attached to your memories — they’re yours, after all. They define who you are and where you came from, your accomplishments and failures, your likes and dislikes. Your memories help you separate friends from enemies. They remind you not to eat too much ice cream or drink cheap tequila because you… Read More »

Why Does Popcorn Pop?

A popcorn kernel is a cereal grain seed. It is made up of four major physical structures: 1 The Pericarp seed coat or outer hull: a hard outer thin covering. 2 The Endosperm: starchy part that forms the bulk of the kernel and consists almost entirely of starch along with smaller amounts of protein, fat,… Read More »

Sleep aid from the pumpkin patch? Ontario doctor creates all-natural solution

… one psychiatrist, inundated with patients with insomnia… [has] an entrepreneurial medical story with worldwide appeal. Stratford Ont.-based psychiatrist Dr. Craig Hudson said he started noticing about 10 years ago that many of his patients were complaining about their inability to sleep or stay asleep. Many of them were taking sleep medications or over-the-counter sleep… Read More »

Man ranting about Zombies shot dead for invading a home, making threats

A California man shot dead after breaking into a young family’s suburban home over the weekend had ranted about zombies hours before he showed up screaming threats in their backyard and smashed into their house, authorities said on Monday. The Orange County Sheriff’s department said that 22-year-old was killed in the affluent community of Yorba… Read More »

Frakensparrow: Robot created from dead bird

A dead bird animated by off-the-shelf robotics helped US biologists study behaviour in the swamp sparrow species. Scientists at Duke University in North Carolina worked with engineering students and a taxidermist to operate the wings of a deceased swamp sparrow. They programmed simple Picaxe computer chips, and built a tiny linear motor to fit inside… Read More »

Petition to Aliens to Disclose

There have been a lot of petitions to ask the government to disclose what they know about UFOs and ETs visiting earth, but one man has decided to go to the source and petition the ETs directly. The petition is described as a “worldwide petition to show the ET’s we really want disclosure,” and has… Read More »