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New Microplasma Device Could Potentially Revolutionize Archaeology

A team of researchers, including experts from Uppsala University in Sweden have developed a miniature device that they claim could revolutionize the way in which archaeologists date objects they discover in the field. The instrument in question is being described as a high-tech microplasma source that is capable of exciting matter in a controlled, efficient… Read More »

Health kick ‘reverses cell ageing’

Going on a health kick reverses ageing at the cellular level, researchers say. The University of California team says it has found the first evidence a strict regime of exercise, diet and meditation can have such an effect. But experts say although the study in Lancet Oncology is intriguing, it is too early to draw… Read More »

Oregon bartender gets $17,500 tip

One of Aurora Kephart’s regulars at Conway’s Restaurant and Lounge in Springfield often tips her with Keno tickets from the Oregon Lottery. On Tuesday evening, the man who wishes to remain anonymous asked Kephart to choose two. When she checked the numbers, Kephart’s first ticket won $5. The second turned into a $17,500 gratuity. “The… Read More »

Bermuda Blob.

Bermuda Blob. Is this a real octopus giganteus? ‘ In a word, no. We have obtained samples of two large carcasses. One washed up on a beach in St. Augustine, Florida, in 1896 and has been occasionally attributed to a species of gigantic octopus (Octopus giganteus). The other carcass washed up on Bermuda in 1988… Read More »

Witch Makes News at Loch Ness

Witch Makes News at Loch Ness A white witch took to the shores of Loch Ness today to cast a blocking spell on a Swedish scientist hoping to catch the Loch Ness Monster. In what was dubbed the Clash of the Titans – Kevin Carlyon, a high priest in the British Coven of White Witches,… Read More »

Lake monster sighted

Lake monster sighted in Vermont. Termed “North America’s Loch Ness Monster” and known affectionately as “Champ,” the legendary Lake Champlain Monster reportedly haunts the waters of its namesake. Lake Champlain began roughly 10,000 years ago when an estuary of the Atlantic Ocean, the Champlain Sea, was transformed by receding glaciers into an inland, fresh-water body… Read More »

Vehicles: Electric cars

Here is a link to info on electric vehicles. Electric vehicles first appeared in the mid-19th century. An electric vehicle held the vehicular land speed record until around 1900. The high cost, low top speed, and short range of battery electric vehicles, compared to later internal combustion engine vehicles, led to a worldwide decline in… Read More »

The Earth does not really revolve around the Sun

Can you handle the truth? Ok, here it is: Our planet is not revolving around the Sun. The Earth and our sun both revolve around a point known as the barycenter. (Red dot in image) What’s at the barycenter? Absolutely nothing and this does not violate any laws of gravity. How can this be? Sun… Read More »

Lead-based underwear for Fukushima protection

A Japanese company has invented carbon wetsuits and lead-based underwear that can protect against radiation amid the growing aftermath of the Fukushima nuclear crisis. It comes as Japan fights to stop the flow of radioactive water leaking into the sea. Three of the Fukushima plant”s nuclear reactors were damaged by an earthquake-triggered tsunami on March… Read More »

How to Build a Happier Brain

There is a motif, in fiction and in life, of people having wonderful things happen to them, but still ending up unhappy. We can adapt to anything, it seems – you can get your dream job, marry a wonderful human, finally get 1 million dollars or Twitter followers – eventually we acclimate and find new… Read More »

Indian submarine INS Sindhurakshak catches fire, sinks

AN Indian navy submarine with about 18 sailors on board has caught fire after an explosion and sunk at its home port in Mumbai. Efforts were being made to ascertain the safety of the personnel and salvage the diesel- and electricity-powered submarine, navy spokesman Narendra Vispute said. Indian news channel NDTV said a loud explosion… 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 »

Albino-like Bald Eagle Spotted in Washington State

Talk about an odd bird–a bald eagle with white spots has been seen in Washington State. Photographers Chris Teren and Traci Walter snapped the bird feeding on the Nooksack River, near Bellingham (map), on January 6. (Also see “‘White,’ Albino-like Penguin Found in Antarctica.”) “It was chaotic, with eagles flying and calling everywhere, then in… Read More »

Self-Expiring Medicine Packaging Could Change The World

For most of us, the blister packs our medicines come in are just temporary barriers to be scratched open with our fingernails or popped open like Chiclets. We usually don’t even pay attention to the tiny, vaguely printed expiration dates tattooed on the silver skin of our aspirin or cough medicine’s packaging; we take for… Read More »

Fukushima end-game, radiated water has nowhere to go

  http://collapseofindustrialcivilization.com/tag/freelance-journalist-rob-edwards/ In the weeks after the Fukushima nuclear plant was destroyed by a triple meltdown in March 2011, the plant’s owner turned to three of Japan’s largest construction companies for a quick fix to store radiated water that was pooling in the disaster zone. The result was a rush order for steel tanks supplied… Read More »

Woman Wins Battle Over 35 Letter Surname

A woman in Hawaii with a 35-letter surname has persuaded the island’s authorities to change their ID card and driving licence formats because her long name will not fit. Janice “Lokelani” Keihanaikukauakahihuliheekahaunaele said she would never consider using a shortened version, and so used the media to urge officials to take action. For years she… Read More »

Radioactive Bluefin Tuna Caught Off California Coast

Radioactive Bluefin Tuna Caught Off California Coast 1 day ago from worldtruth.tv Every Bluefin tuna tested in the waters off California has shown to be contaminated with radiation that originated in Fukushima. Every single one. Over a year ago, in May of 2012, the Wall Street Journal reported on a Stanford University study. Daniel Madigan,… Read More »

Video: Stealth motorcycle for special forces being tested

https://www.youtube.com/embed/1eONrllCm5s Zero Motorcycles has created a stealth motorcycle for use by U.S. Special Operations Forces: The MMX. The all-electric off-roader features a nearly silent powertrain, full blackout capability, wiring for infrared lighting systems and a keyless ignition for quick starts. “It was a very rewarding experience for the Zero team to go through such an… Read More »

Dubai offers gold to fight obesity epidemic

Dubai’s government will pay residents in gold for losing those extra pounds as part of a government campaign to fight growing obesity in the Gulf Arab emirate. … The 30-day weight-loss challenge was launched on Friday to coincide with the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, when the faithful refrain from eating and drinking during daylight… Read More »

Living with no pulse, How doctors reinvented the heart

The ancient Egyptians believed, as some modern people do, that the mind exists in the heart instead of the brain. I guess they would claim that anesthesia works on the heart and the changes seen in the brain are unrelated to consciousness. There is proof, however, that consciousness does not reside in the heart: Living… Read More »

Bigfoot Skeletons?

There was a claim by “Pete Kantner” that Archaeologist Dr. Jan Margate discovered the first Bigfoot skeletons while searching for Indian relics east of Seneca in the Malheur National Forest. “This discovery of a gigantic burial mound in the Oregon wilderness has stunned scientists who say that the plot is littered with the bones of… Read More »

Researchers demonstrate “accelerator on a chip”

In an advance that could dramatically shrink particle accelerators for science and medicine, researchers used a laser to accelerate electrons at a rate 10 times higher than conventional technology in a nanostructured glass chip smaller than a grain of rice. The achievement was reported today inNature by a team including scientists from the U.S. Department… Read More »

Bizarre frog tunes ears to specific frequencies

… University of Illinois professor Albert Feng says the frog known as “Odorrana tormota” is the only known animal that actively selects what frequencies it hears. He pointed out that the frogs seem to possess an ability to tune in to specific sound frequencies as circumstances change. For instance, when the low frequency background noise… Read More »

The Popo Bawa, a Lustful Bat-Like Ogre.

(reuters). The Popo Bawa, a Lustful Bat-Like Ogre. The Popo Bawa is “a bat-like ogre said to prey on men, women and children. … for superstitious Zanzibaris a visit from the sodomising gremlin is no joke. Although no one ever has seen it, belief in the monster and his unnatural lust is so strong that… Read More »

Visible Spectrum: Can it be color shifted?

Is there any device to shift the spectrum of what is seen so red becomes orange, orange becomes yellow, yellow becomes green and so on, smoothly? A typical human eye will respond to wavelengths from about 390 to 700 nm.[1] In terms of frequency, this corresponds to a band in the vicinity of 430–790 THz.… Read More »

Experts: Prices Keep Leukemia Drugs From Patients

Pricey cancer medications prevent many Americans with chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) from receiving lifesaving treatment, an international team of experts claims. These drugs can cost more than $100,000 a year for patients with CML, once considered a death sentence but now highly treatable with ongoing treatment, according to a commentary penned by 120 specialists in… Read More »

Syrian Internet and Phone Blackout Enters Second Day

The Internet shutdown in the war-torn nation of Syria has entered its second day. Government media reports there are blaming a “fault in fiber optic cables,” according to a report from Al-Jazeera, the Dubai-based news organization that covers the Middle East. The reports from SANA, the official Syrian government news agency, are also confirming reports… Read More »

Robot spacecraft ready for launch to study moon dust, NASA says

Weather conditions were “looking real good” for NASA’s Friday night launch of a small robotic spacecraft on a mission to investigate the mysterious moon dust that Apollo astronauts encountered decades ago, a spokesman said. The Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer spacecraft, known as LADEE, is scheduled for launch at 11:27 p.m. EDT on Friday… Read More »

Ten-year-old boy wins Alaska’s contest for giant cabbages

A 10-year-old boy has won Alaska’s annual giant cabbage contest, submitting a 92.3-pound (41.9 kg) specimen named “Bob” to officials at the state fair. Via Reuters: Oddly Enough Keevan Dinkel of Wasilla, Alaska, produced this year’s winning entry, which was carried in by several Boy Scouts, in the Alaska State Fair’s Giant Cabbage Weigh-Off on… Read More »

Self Healing Computer that “Never Crashes”

A revolutionary new computer based on the apparent chaos of nature can reprogram itself if it finds a fault OUT of chaos, comes order. A computer that mimics the apparent randomness found in nature can instantly recover from crashes by repairing corrupted data.  Dubbed a “systemic” computer, the self-repairing machine now operating at University College… Read More »

Massaging Vest Combats Stress While You Wear It

Grabbing a massage as you walk around town has never been so easy. A group of Cornell students recently invented an electric vest embedded with tiny motors intended to knead and massage the user’s back and shoulders. The vest, which was created in hopes of relieving stress linked to negative health effects, was even designed… Read More »

FDA: Antibacterial chemicals may pose health risks

“New data suggest that the risks associated with long-term, daily use of antibacterial soaps may outweigh the benefits,” Colleen Rogers, an FDA microbiologist, wrote in a statement on Monday. Certain ingredients in such products – such as triclosan in liquid soaps and triclocarban in bar soaps – may contribute to bacterial resistance to antibiotics, the… Read More »

Brain Chemistry Altered by Early Life Experience

… Scientists are just now beginning to understand how traumatic early-life experiences can alter how genes are expressed. A developing field of study, known as epigenetics, examines how environmental factors like stress and parental attachment can turn genes regulating the brain’s stress response system on or off. Ruiz states, “Emerging research on the biology of… Read More »