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August 2010

Dry weather reveals archaeological ?cropmarks? in fields
2010 08 31
Hundreds of ancient sites have been discovered by aerial surveys, thanks to a dry start to the summer, English Heritage has said. The newly-discovered Roman and prehistoric settlements include a site near Bradford Abbas, Dorset.
Cannibal Restaurant Has Berliners Disgusted: Looking for Body Part Donors
2010 08 31
A restaurant soon to open in Berlin has disgusted residents of the German capital by hinting that human flesh will be on the menu and asking for people to donate body parts. Local politicians are not amused and believe it is a tasteless PR stunt. Yummy! What is it?.... What in the world is Wari cuisine? It is a question that many ...
Dreamland UFOs: Sleep Paralysis and Alien Apparitions
2010 08 31
I have long felt that there is more to the alien abduction phenomenon than meets the eye, and though it may not be fair to completely dismiss the tangible aspects of what abductees relate, it would be silly to discount the less-tangible elements that begin to emerge with some consistency when studying the available literature. Many abductees report strange, archetypical ...
Black Construction Worker Chased away from Ground Zero by Crazed Mob
2010 08 31
During an anti-mosque protest at ground zero, a construction worker walked through the crowd. Members of the protest, assuming that he was a Muslim, confronted him and shouted obscenities before escorting him out and telling him that he is not welcome. Their anti-Islam and anti-mosque posters inches from his face in multiple instances. This man?s name is Kenny and he is ...
An epidemic of ghosts
2010 08 30
Mozambique is being ravaged by an epidemic of spirit possession. These ?outbreaks? have traditionally been dismissed as superstition by commentators from afar, but it is becoming increasingly recognised that different cultures have different ways of expressing mental distress and social anguish ? to the point where a team of medical scientists have just published the first large scale epidemiological study ...
Tapping Tesla to Save Trapped Miners
2010 08 30
In early January 2006, a methane explosion tore through a coal mine in Sago, West Virginia, trapping 13 miners nearly 100 meters underground. Cut off from communicating with the miners, authorities could not determine where they were?or even if they were still alive. By the time rescuers reached the miners 2 days later, all but one had died.
The ballooning shortage of helium
2010 08 30
We usually think of it as the funny, lighter-than-air gas that makes balloons float and our voices squeak. But those helium-filled party balloons are about to get a lot more expensive. Like uranium and oil, helium is running out. Created over billions of years, the earth?s supply could be gone in 25 to 30 years if we continue to waste it ...
100 Russian skinheads attack concertgoers
2010 08 30
Scores of bare-chested skinheads attacked a crowd of about 3,000 people at a rock concert in central Russia on Sunday, beating them with clubs, media reports said. Skinheads give the Nazi salute during their training outside Moscow, in this June 16, 2004 file photo. (AP Photo/Sergey Ponomarev) Dozens of people were left bloodied and dazed in the attack, television and news agencies ...
US wasted billions in rebuilding Iraq (Contractors make a killing)
2010 08 30
A $40 million prison sits in the desert north of Baghdad, empty. A $165 million children?s hospital goes unused in the south. A $100 million waste water treatment system in Fallujah has cost three times more than projected, yet sewage still runs through the streets.
Israeli Rabbi: "Palestinians should die"
2010 08 30
An influential Israeli rabbi has said God should strike the Palestinians and their leader with a plague, calling for their death in a fiery sermon before Middle East peace talks set to begin next week. "Abu Mazen and all these evil people should perish from this earth," Rabbi Ovadia Yosef, spiritual head of the religious Shas party in Israel?s government, said ...
Woman is Human Magnet
2010 08 28
A HOST of metal objects stick to human magnet Brenda Allison - making her look like a fridge door. Brenda, 50, is thought to have a much more powerful electro-magnetic field than most people. Her highly-charged body can also blow light bulbs, trigger car alarms and knock out shop tills.
The Government?s New Right to Track Your Every Move With GPS
2010 08 28
Government agents can sneak onto your property in the middle of the night, put a GPS device on the bottom of your car and keep track of everywhere you go. This doesn?t violate your Fourth Amendment rights, because you do not have any reasonable expectation of privacy in your own driveway ? and no reasonable expectation that the government isn?t ...
El Niņos Are Growing Stronger, NASA/NOAA Study Finds
2010 08 28
The scientists say the stronger El Niņos help explain a steady rise in central Pacific sea surface temperatures observed over the past few decades in previous studies-a trend attributed by some to the effects of global warming. While scientists observed a rise in sea surface temperatures during El Niņo years, no significant temperature increases were seen in years when ocean ...
Scientists: We?ve cracked wheat?s genetic code
2010 08 28
British scientists have decoded the genetic sequence of wheat -- one of the world?s oldest and most important crops -- a development they hope could help breed better strains of the global food staple. Wheat is grown across more of the world?s farmland than any other cereal, and researchers said Friday they?re posting its genetic code on the Internet in the ...
The world?s tallest teenager (Video)
2010 08 28
Elisany Silva is the tallest teen in the world. But rather than bringing fame and fortune, her 6?9" frame is causing serious problems. She has been forced to leave school because she can?t fit on the bus and complains that she now has difficulty playing with friends. She also has trouble navigating her humble Brazilian home. Her mother fears she has some ...
Fidel Castro: Osama bin Laden is a US agent
2010 08 28
Fidel Castro says al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden is a bought-and-paid-for CIA agent who always popped up when former President George W. Bush needed to scare the world, arguing that documents recently posted on the Internet prove it. "Any time Bush would stir up fear and make a big speech, bin Laden would appear threatening people with a story about what ...
Antimatter Detector To Catch Last Shuttle To Space
2010 08 27
Antimatter, which the device was primarily designed to find, is sometimes referred to as the ?evil twin? of ordinary matter and scientists believe the Big Bang created both in roughly equal amounts ? meaning that, in theory, there could be an identical universe to ours out there made entirely of antimatter.
Former FBI Agent Reveals New Angle On Kennedy Assassination (Video)
2010 08 27
It is a story the corporate media, with the notable exception of one lone Fox News affiliate, refuses to report. A former FBI agent, Don Adams, has compelling evidence Lee Harvey Oswald did not assassinate president John F. Kennedy. Adams was assigned to an FBI office in Thomasville, Georgia, on November 22, 1963. Adams was responsible for investigating Joseph Adams ...
"Ordain women," London bus ads will urge Pope
2010 08 27
Pope Benedict will be confronted by posters on London?s famous red buses during his trip to the British capital next month which will call for the ordination of women priests.
Saudi couple "hammer 24 nails" into Sri Lankan maid
2010 08 27
A Saudi couple tortured their Sri Lankan maid after she complained of a too heavy workload by hammering 24 nails into her hands, legs and forehead, officials said on Thursday. Nearly 2 million Sri Lankans sought employment overseas last year and around 1.4 million, mostly maids, were employed in the Middle East. Many have complained of physical abuse or harassment. L.T. Ariyawathi, ...
Pentagon official reveals "most significant" military breach
2010 08 27
A top Pentagon official has confirmed a previously classified incident that he describes as ?the most significant breach of U.S. military computers ever,? a 2008 episode in which a foreign intelligence agent used a flash drive to infect computers, including those used by the Central Command in overseeing combat zones in Iraq and Afghanistan. Plugging the cigarette-lighter-sized flash drive into ...
Ireland: Priest?s role in deadly bombing revealed
2010 08 25
Cover-up?A British Cabinet Minister and a Cardinal were certain that a Roman Catholic priest was responsible for one of the worst IRA atrocities of the Northern Ireland Troubles, but they colluded to allow him to continue his ministry preaching the Gospel. Tracy Deans (L) whose great uncle was killed in the Claudy bomb in 1972, and Mark Aiken (R), whose sister ...
Darpa?s Butterfly: Inspired sensors light up at chemical threats
2010 08 25
Last year, DARPA-backed researchers at Agiltron Corporation began implanting larvae with micromechanical chemical sensors. Now, the agency has awarded $6.3 million to a group led by GE Global Research for developing chemical weapon sensors inspired by butterflies.
Ultraviolet light reveals how ancient Greek statues really looked
2010 08 25
Original Greek statues were brightly painted, but after thousands of years, those paints have worn away. Find out how shining a light on the statues can be all that?s required to see them as they were thousands of years ago. Although it seems impossible to think that anything could be left to discover after thousands of years of wind, sun, sand, ...
FEMA?s "Brownie" Michael Brown Takes Offense at His Katrina Legacy
2010 08 25
Five years after Hurricane Katrina slammed the Gulf Coast, the man who has been vilified for the federal government?s bungling of the response effort wants to try to set the record straight.Brown, 55, now living in Colorado and hosting a radio talk show in Denver, said he is writing a book to tell his side of the story.
New microbe discovered eating Gulf oil spill
2010 08 25
A newly discovered type of oil-eating microbe suddenly is flourishing in the Gulf of Mexico. Scientists discovered the new microbe while studying the underwater dispersion of millions of gallons of oil spilled into the Gulf since the explosion of BP?s Deepwater Horizon drilling rig. This image shows microbes degrading oil (upper right) in the deepwater oil plume caused by the explosion of ...
Zapping Nerves Simulates Space-Flight Effects
2010 08 25
Astro-Brain Trickery: Testing an electrical device that simulates an astronaut?s brain?s confusion returning to earth?s gravity. A new device simulates the dizzying experience of returning from space, by zapping pilots with electrical current behind the ears. ?You can train for spaceflight tasks under normal conditions on Earth, but that will not give you an indication of what an astronaut feels like,? said ...
Somali militants storm hotel, 31 dead includes MPs
2010 08 25
Insurgents in army uniforms stormed a hotel in Mogadishu frequented by Somali government officials on Tuesday, killing at least 31 people including members of parliament.
Recycling Bins Go Big Brother
2010 08 24
Cleveland residents, beware: your recycling bins may be watching you. The city of Cleveland is introducing a $2.5 million Big Brother-like system next year to make sure residents are recycling. Chips embedded in recycling carts will keep track of how often residents take the carts to the curb for recycling. If a bin hasn?t been taken to the curb in ...
AIs, Superflies, and the Path to Immortality
2010 08 24
Why do we suffer poor health, disease, and limited healthspan? A wide variety of mechanisms are at play, but interpretation of genetic data from fruit flies bred for longevity suggests the major culprit may not be accumulated damage, or any particular mechanism, but rather the intersection of biological complexity with evolutionary adaptation. Long-lived flies demonstrate a huge breadth and depth ...
"Superfloods, hellish heat normal, sellout science is not" (Video)
2010 08 24
"As Russia recovers from a record-breaking heatwave followed by fierce storms, RT talks to astrophysicist and solar weather forecaster Piers Corbyn to find out what it all means and if it has anything to do with global warming." Video from: YouTube.com/RT
Solar System May Be Older Than Thought
2010 08 24
The solar system may be up to two million years older than previously thought, a new study has found. Researchers studying bits of a meteorite discovered that the space rock was 4.5682 billion years old, predating previous estimates of the solar system?s age by up to 1.9 million years. This adjustment, though ever so slight, should help astronomers better understand how ...
Mexican Police Arrested Over Mayor?s Murder
2010 08 24
The killers came for Mayor Cavazos in the early hours of Aug. 16, when seven SUVs rolled up and men in police uniforms descended on his palatial home. Servants stood back terrified as their boss was forced away at gunpoint. On Aug. 18, his corpse was dumped on a nearby road. There was a mercy of sorts in the manner ...
Mummified remains of babies linked to ?Peter Pan? author
2010 08 23
Cops are following clues that suggest a link between the author of "Peter Pan" and the mummified remains of two babies found in a Los Angeles basement. "Whether there?s a link to the author, whether these are relatives or whether it?s a freak coincidence, we don?t know," Lt. Joe Losorelli told the Daily News Thursday. Peter Pan flying over London, illustration from ...
The Long Road to The Hague: Prosecuting Former Prime Minister Tony Blair
2010 08 23
Ex-Prime Minister and post-Downing Street millionaire Tony Blair, to celebrate the publication of his book A Journey, is holding a ?signing? session. That this man, responsible for taking us into an illegal war, playing his part in the ruination of an ancient country because he ?believed he was right?, should advertise himself in this way has caused outrage.
"The Pain Chronicles": The science of pain
2010 08 23
Why are some people impervious to physical suffering while others can?t seem to escape it? An author explains Melanie Thernstrom?s pain began inconspicuously, as a burning ache in her limbs after a long swim. But instead of drifting away over the next few days, the feeling dug in, traversing her neck and shoulder and eventually smothering her entire right arm. She ...
Wikileaks man says Pentagon may be behind rape claims
2010 08 23
Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, left, said in an interview published on Sunday that he believes the Pentagon could be behind a rape accusation against him that was later dropped by Swedish prosecutors. The country?s prosecution service meanwhile justified the chaotic situation when authorities first issued an arrest warrant for the Australian whistleblower late on Friday night but then withdrew it ...
Drugs don?t work: Top professor claims five in six new medicines have ?little benefit? to patients
2010 08 23
Drug companies have been accused of conning the public by hyping up patented medicines with little new to offer while downplaying their potentially harmful side-effects. A new study estimates that 85 per cent of new drugs offer few if any new benefits while having the potential to cause serious harm due to toxicity or misuse.
US combat brigades still in Iraq: report
2010 08 23
The US military and the Obama administration loudly trumpeted the withdrawal of the "last combat brigade" from Iraq last week, but news reports suggest the move is purely semantic: The combat brigades are still there, but under a different name.
Declassified: Massive Israeli manipulation of US media exposed (Video)
2010 08 21
Files declassified in America have revealed covert public relations and lobbying activities of Israel in the U.S. The National Archive made the documents public following a Senate investigation. They suggest Israel has been trying to shape media coverage of issues it regards as important. You can download the files from the web-site of the Institute for Research on Middle Eastern ...
Digital ?pet? gains international acclaim
2010 08 21
Press Release: Victoria University of Wellington A digital ?pet? developed by Victoria University researchers, has won first prize at an international electronic language festival. The shiny brass device known as ?Tardigotchi? references the plastic handheld Tamagotchi, the digital pet from Japan that was popular in the mid-1990s, but with a twist?inside the Tardigotchi is a living microorganism. A partnership of Doug Easterly, Senior ...
?Ground Zero Mosque?: Latest In A Litany Of Killer Phrases
2010 08 21
The phrase sums up a controversy in terms so vivid and concise that neither journalists nor water cooler pundits can resist using them. Even if you put the words in quotation marks, on paper or in the air, the powerful combination works its magic.Of course, the phrase is also inaccurate and misleading. But how much does that constrain us when ...
Dirty Tricks: Sweden seeks WikiLeaks founder arrest in rape case, then withdraws warrant
2010 08 21
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was accused of rape and molestation in a Swedish arrest warrant Saturday that turned the spotlight onto the nomadic former hacker who?s infuriated governments worldwide with his self-proclaimed mission to put secrets into the public eye. The accusation was labeled a dirty trick by the 39-year-old Australian and his group, who are preparing to release the next ...
Age Confirmed for ?Eve,? Mother of All Humans
2010 08 21
A maternal ancestor to all living humans called mitochondrial Eve likely lived about 200,000 years ago, at roughly the same time anatomically modern humans are believed to have emerged, a new review study confirms. The results are based on analyses of mitochondrial DNA. Found in the energy-producing centers of cells, mitochondrial DNA is only passed down the maternal line, and can ...
Official: Satellite Failure Means Decade of Global Warming Data Doubtful
2010 08 20
US Government admits satellite temperature readings ?degraded.? All data taken offline in shock move. Global warming temperatures may be 10 to 15 degrees too high. The fault was first detected after a tip off from an anonymous member of the public to climate skeptic blog, Climate Change Fraud. Caught in the center of the controversy is the beleaguered taxpayer funded ...
Big Brother: Obama Demands Access to Internet Records, in Secret, and Without Court Review
2010 08 20
The Obama administration is seeking authority from Congress that would compel ISPs to turn over records of an individual?s internet activity for use in secretive FBI probes.The noxious warrants are not subject to court review, nor can a recipient even disclose they have received one. Because of their secretive nature, they are extremely difficult to challenge.
Moon may be shrinking, but very, very slowly
2010 08 20
The moon may be shrinking but it will not be disappearing any time soon. New research indicates cracks in the moon?s crust that have formed as the interior has cooled and shrunk over the last billion years or so. That means the surface has shrunk, too, though not so anyone would notice just from gazing at it. Scientists have identified 14 landforms ...
Archaeology Student Stuns Pros, Locates Confederate POW camp
2010 08 20
Preserved for nearly 150 years, perhaps by its own obscurity, a short-lived Confederate prison camp began yielding treasures from the Civil War almost as soon as archaeologists began searching for it in southeastern Georgia.
Russian Scholar Warns Of ?Secret? U.S. Climate Change Weapon
2010 08 20
As Muscovites suffer record high temperatures this summer, a Russian political scientist has claimed the United States may be using climate-change weapons to alter the temperatures and crop yields of Russia and other Central Asian countries. In a recent article, Andrei Areshev, deputy director of the Strategic Culture Foundation, wrote, "At the moment, climate weapons may be reaching their target ...
Spain investigates Google Street View wi-fi snooping
2010 08 20
Google has admitted that its Street View cars had "accidentally" collected data from unsecured wi-fi networks in more than 30 countries. A Google representative has now been summoned to appear before a judge in Madrid on 4 October.
Proof of Aliens Could Come Within 25 Years, Scientist Says
2010 08 20
Proof of extraterrestrial intelligence could come within 25 years, an astronomer who works on the search said Sunday. "I actually think the chances that we?ll find ET are pretty good," said Seth Shostak, senior astronomer at the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence Institute in Mountain View, Calif., here at the SETI con convention. "Young people in the audience, I think there?s a ...
Trip to Mars would turn astronauts into weaklings
2010 08 20
Astronauts on a mission to Mars could lose nearly half their muscle strength during the long trip, giving them the physiques of senior citizens by the time they arrived, according to a new study. On a long voyage, a healthy 30- to 50-year-old astronaut could end up with the strength of an 80-year-old.
Long Lost Oil Found in form of 22 mile long underwater plume
2010 08 20
A 22-mile-long invisible mist of oil is meandering far below the surface of the Gulf of Mexico, where it will probably loiter for months or more, scientists reported Thursday in the first conclusive evidence of an underwater plume from the BP spill. The most worrisome part is the slow pace at which the oil is breaking down in the cold, 40-degree ...
Terrorist Interrogation Tapes found under CIA desk
2010 08 18
The CIA has videotapes, after all, of interrogations in a secret overseas prison of admitted 9/11 plotter Ramzi Binalshibh. Discovered in a box under a desk at the CIA, the tapes could reveal how foreign governments aided the United States in holding and interrogating suspects. And they could complicate U.S. efforts to prosecute Binalshibh, who has been described as one of ...
Fury over Israel Facebook photos
2010 08 18
A former Israeli soldier posted photos on Facebook of herself in uniform smiling beside bound and blindfolded Palestinian prisoners, drawing sharp criticism Monday from the Israeli military and Palestinian officials. In this undated photo, originally posted on a Facebook page belonging to Eden Aberjil, and taken from the Israeli blog site sachim.tumblr.com, an Israeli army soldier poses in front of blindfolded ...
Teens carry 30 per cent more BPA than rest of population
2010 08 18
Teenagers may carry the highest levels of bisphenol A ? about 30 per cent more than the rest of the population, according to the first national survey about the compound conducted by Statistics Canada, but exposure to the estrogen-mimicking chemical is widespread, with detectible levels in 91 per cent of Canadians. The survey, released Monday, found that the average level ...
Study: Modern Superheroes Bad Role Models
2010 08 18
"Today?s superhero is too much like an action hero who participates in non-stop violence; he?s aggressive, sarcastic, and rarely speaks to the virtue of doing good for humanity. When not in superhero costume, these men, like Iron Man, exploit women, flaunt bling, and convey their manhood with high-powered guns."
Mind-Controlling Parasites Date Back Millions of Years
2010 08 18
Mind control by parasite sounds like the stuff of science fiction, but not only have scientists revealed that it is real across a range of animals ? including perhaps humans ? they now even have fossil evidence suggesting it has taken place for millions of years. An unnerving variety of parasites have evolved the ability to control the brains of victims ...
Mysteries Abound In WTC Ship Remains
2010 08 18
On July 12 the remains of an 18th-century ship were found buried 20 feet below street level at the site of the World Trade Center in New York City. The question is -- how did they get there? Nobody knows for sure -- yet. And even though there are timbers from the front half of the ship, nobody can ...
"Plug and Play" Solar Panel Kits Offer Homeowners Affordable Alternative Energy Source
2010 08 18
Imagine a modular solar array that you can install?without too much fear of electrocuting yourself?at a relatively low price. That's the vision of Chad Maglaque and Clarian Technologies, and one that hopes to become a reality by spring 2011. "The key here is slowing the [electricity] meter down," Maglaque says. "Every kilowatt counts." The "Sunfish" would work like this: Next ...
Protesters support swine flu sceptic
2010 08 16
Supporters demonstrated over the charges being faced by blogger Jane Burgermeister, a swine and bird flu sceptic. One protester said she "exposed bird flu as a scam which pharmaceutical companies have tried to make millions out of". "They make the bugs, they make the drugs."
Turkey Discovers Ancient Underground Tomb
2010 08 16
Police have raided a house used by people suspected of digging illegally for antiquities and discovered two tunnels leading to an underground tomb that housed an ancient marble coffin and frescoes, officials said...
Parents say Wi-Fi making their kids sick
2010 08 16
A group of central Ontario parents is demanding their children?s schools turn off wireless internet before they head back to school next month, fearing the technology is making the kids sick. Some parents in the Barrie, Ont., area say their children are showing a host of symptoms, ranging from headaches to dizziness and nausea and even racing heart rates. They believe the ...
What aliens would really be like
2010 08 16
If we ever make contact with aliens, they might be more interested in learning about Van Gogh and Bach than Einstein or Newton, scientists said Saturday. Art may attract aliens more than academics because any extraterrestrial civilization that we are able to get in touch with is likely to be much older than us and more technically advanced, researchers said here ...
Pakistan floods leave 20 MILLION homeless
2010 08 16
At least 20 million people ? far more than previously thought ? have been made homeless as a result of devastating floods in Pakistan, the country?s prime minister announced Saturday. The news came as the first reports of cholera emerged.
UK archivist says uncovers real-life Quasimodo
2010 08 16
A British archivist believes he has uncovered the real-life inspiration for French novelist Victor Hugo?s mysterious character Quasimodo, the deformed bell ringer of Notre Dame cathedral in Paris. Adrian Glew, who works on the Tate collection?s archives in London, was studying the seven-volume handwritten autobiography of 19th century British sculptor Henry Sibson when he came across a reference to a Frenchman ...
Caral: the oldest town in the New World
2010 08 15
In 2001, the oldest town in South America was officially announced. Dating to 2600 BC, it pushed back the date for the ?first town? with one millennium. What is even more intriguing, is that the town of Caral has pyramids, contemporary with the Egyptian Pyramid Era.
Brain's Wiring: More Like the Internet Than a Pyramid?
2010 08 15
New research suggests that the distributed network of the Internet may be a better model for the human brain than a top-down hierarchy. The brain has been mapped to the smallest fold for at least a century, but still no one knows how all the parts talk to each other. A study in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences answers ...
Robot to expose hidden secrets of pyramid (Again)
2010 08 15
Device will unlock Egyptian room that has been sealed for 4,500 years Following in the footsteps of Howard Carter and Abbot and Costello, a specialized robot will penetrate deeper into the Great Pyramid of Giza than ever before. The robot, part of a years long exploration called the Djedi Project, will explore a shaft inaccessible to a previous robot, unlocking a ...
Scientists Take Quantum Steps Toward Teleportation
2010 08 15
"Quantum entanglement" may sound like an awful sci-fi romance flick, but it's actually a phenomenon that physicists say may someday lead to the ability to teleport an object all the way across the galaxy instantly. It's not exactly the Star Trek version of teleportation, where an object disappears then reappears somewhere else. Rather, it "entangles" two different atoms so that ...
Remains of John the Baptist found in Bulgaria?
2010 08 15
John the Baptist, right, as depicted in this 14th century painting at the National Gallery, London Archaeologists in Bulgaria claim they have found remains of John the Baptist while excavating the site of a 5th century monastery on the Black Sea island of Sveti Ivan. A reliquary ? a container for holy relics ? discovered last week under the monastery?s basilica was ...
The island that came out of nowhere
2010 08 15
On the horizon, a low, white crescent shimmered in the sunshine: the perfect image of a desert island, save for a disappointing shortage of palm trees. "There you have it," said Pierre Becker, chairman of the Sauveteurs de Mer (lifeboatmen) of Royan, a seaside resort at the mouth of the Gironde estuary (and the place where Nicolas Sarkozy made sandcastles ...
Diagrams of the Sinking of the Deepwater Horizon (Macondo Prospect) Proposed by BK Lim
2010 08 15
The US Federal Government, a full-blown accomplice, has enabled BP ? the perpetrator of a Crime against Humanity, a Crime against the Planet, a Crime against a Nation (USA), a Crime against a Major Body of Water ? to completely control its own crime scene. What we have, therefore, are psychopaths, who are in control of the US Government, giving ...
New Find Pushes Age of Stone Tools Back A Million Years!
2010 08 15
The genus Homo is no longer the sole primate lineage known to have used stone tools to consume the meat of large mammals. New research pushes that skill back nearly a million years. Large fossilized animal bones with ends shattered for sucking out marrow and cut marks deliberately made with sharp stone tools have been found just a few hundred ...
With BP spill under control, US looks at drill ban
2010 08 15
Now that the worst offshore oil spill in U.S. history has effectively been stopped, the White House is considering an early end to its moratorium on deepwater drilling. But four months after the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon, regulators have only started to make good on promises to overhaul drilling. Tough measures are stalled in Congress. A $1 billion emergency ...
Experts call for David Kelly inquest
2010 08 15
A group of prominent legal and medical experts today called for a full inquest into the death of the government scientist David Kelly in 2003. An inquest was suspended by Lord Falconer, then lord chancellor, before the Hutton inquiry into the circumstances of the scientist's death. It was not resumed after Hutton's report in 2004 concluded that Kelly killed himself ...
Author and Researcher Laurence Gardner Has Passed
2010 08 13
We're sad to announce that author and Red Ice Radio guest Laurence Gardner has died after battling illness for a long time. This was reported by William Henry to Whitley Streiber's Unknown Country website. Laurence was the author of "Bloodline of the Holy Grail", "the Grail Enigma", "Genesis Of The Grail Kings", "Lost Secrets Of The Sacred Ark" and many more books ...
Russia fires pose nuclear threat
2010 08 12
The Russian government warned on Thursday (6 August) that raging wildfires could pose a nuclear threat to neighbouring countries, with the natural disaster already spilling across Russian borders in terms of food markets. Russian emergencies minister Sergei Shoigu said heat from fires near the frontier with Belarus and Ukraine, which was contaminated following the Chernobyl disaster, could release harmful radioactive particles ...
Feds admit storing checkpoint body scan images
2010 08 12
Now it turns out that some police agencies are storing the controversial images after all. The U.S. Marshals Service admitted this week that it had surreptitiously saved tens of thousands of images recorded with a millimeter wave system at the security checkpoint of a single Florida courthouse.
Google denies testing out unmanned spy drones
2010 08 12
Google has denied reports that it is looking to use unmanned flying spy drones to augment its Street View and Maps features in the future. Earlier news reports claimed that Google was working with one German manufacturer, Microdrones with the latter company claiming to have sold an unmanned flying drone to Google. Microdrones has already supplied such unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to ...
Britain?s oldest house found in North Yorkshire
2010 08 12
It was snug, round and had a stunning view of a lake, and its residents liked it so much that they stayed put for several hundred years. Welcome to the oldest house in the UK, newly unearthed by archaeologists amid a series of finds which are changing our knowledge of the earliest Britons.
The Internet Kill-Switch Debate: Aims of Bill Unclear
2010 08 12
Here?s an idea: How about creating an Internet kill switch, so the government can shut off the Internet when it decides it is necessary? That may sound absurd, but a lot of people are convinced this is already in the works. How many? Google the words "Internet kill switch" and you will soon find out. What has them worried is the Protecting ...
Ancient language mystery deepens
2010 08 11
A linguistic mystery has arisen surrounding symbol-inscribed stones in Scotland that predate the formation of the country itself. The stones are believed to have been carved by members of an ancient people known as the Picts, who thrived in what is now Scotland from the 4th to the 9th Centuries. Many of the stones are believed to have been carved during the ...
Psychic pets and twin telepathy
2010 08 11
I first became interested in the subject of telepathy some 20 years ago when I realised that it might well exist in the animal kingdom, and might be exhibited more by animals than by people. I started looking at the behaviour of the animals we know best, namely pets, and soon came across numerous stories from dog, cat, parrot and ...
First robot able to develop and show emotions is unveiled
2010 08 11
Nao, developed by a European research team, models the first years of life and can form bonds with the people he meets When Nao is sad, he hunches his shoulders forward and looks down. When he?s happy, he raises his arms, angling for a hug. When frightened, Naohe cowers, and he stays like that until he is soothed with some gentle ...
WHO says swine flu pandemic is over
2010 08 11
The World Health Organization declared the swine flu pandemic officially over Tuesday, months after many national authorities started canceling vaccine orders and shutting down hot lines as the disease ebbed from the headlines.
Former Alaska Senator Ted Stevens dies in plane crash
2010 08 11
A plane carrying former U.S. Senator Ted Stevens and ex-NASA chief Sean O?Keefe crashed into a remote mountainside in Alaska, killing the longtime senator and at least four others, authorities said Tuesday. Mr. O?Keefe and his teenage son survived the crash with broken bones and other injuries, former NASA spokesman Glenn Malone said. The O?Keefes spent Monday night on the mountain ...
How Disney Magic and the Corporate Media Shape Youth Identity in the Digital Age
2010 08 10
While the "empire of consumption" has been around for a long time, American society in the last 30 years has undergone a sea change in the daily lives of children - one marked by a major transition from a culture of innocence and social protection, however imperfect, to a culture of commodification.
Moscow deaths double amid smog to 700 people a day
2010 08 10
Deaths in Moscow have doubled and are now averaging 700 people a day amid a sweltering heat wave and poisonous smog from wildfires, a top Russian health official said Monday. City morgues are nearly overflowing, with 1,300 bodies, close to their capacity.
Scientists find sea sponges share human genes
2010 08 10
Mankind may be descended from apes but Australian scientists have found proof of links much closer to the sea floor, with a study revealing that sea sponges share almost 70 percent of human genes. "Sponges have what?s (considered) the ?Holy Grail? of stem cells," Degnan told AFP.
Russia, U.S. chase jet in hijack drill
2010 08 10
In a historic first for Cold War adversaries, U.S., Canadian and Russian military officers directed fighter jets and ground controllers to test how well they could track an international terrorist hijacking over the Pacific Ocean. A chartered American jet code-named Fencing 1220 sent a mock distress signal shortly after taking off from Anchorage, Alaska, on Sunday, triggering a pursuit by at ...
Mankind must abandon earth or face extinction: Hawking
2010 08 10
Mankind?s only chance of long-term survival lies in colonising space, as humans drain Earth of resources and face a terrifying array of new threats, warned British scientist Stephen Hawking on Monday. "The human race shouldn?t have all its eggs in one basket, or on one planet," the renowned astrophysicist told the website Big Think, a forum which airs ideas on many ...
Snow in Brazil, below zero Celsius in the River Plate and tropical fish frozen
2010 08 09
For a second day running it snowed Wednesday in Southern Brazil and in twelve of Argentina?s 24 provinces including parts of Buenos Aires as a consequence of the polar front covering most of the continent?s southern cone with zero and below zero temperatures. Light snow storms in Brazil were concentrated in areas of Rio Grande do Sul and Santa Catarina. ...
"Death Gyre" in the Gulf - BP Blowing up Whales and other Sealife to Hide Devastation
2010 08 09
Firsthand accounts and leaked photos of a secret BP processing facility -- possibly for dead animals -- point to a massive cover-up in the Gulf. An exclusive report. June 10th was a strange day. In a surprising move, the Coast Guard instituted a dramatic expansion of the "no-fly" zone over the Gulf, preventing major media outlets like the New York ...
Deadly cold snap hits Argentina, Uruguay, Chile
2010 08 09
Record cold temperatures hit several South American nations, including Argentina, Paraguay, Bolivia, Chile, and Uruguay, leaving more than two dozen people dead. An intense cold front is rearing its head across South America, killing dozens, closing down highways, and killing cattle across the Andes. At least 26 people have died in Argentina from a combination of exposure to harsh climates, ...
Mars?s remarkable Bull?s-Eye Crater
2010 08 09
This unusual crater was photographed from 190 miles up by NASA?s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. Craters with multiple rims - the Bull?s-Eye Crater appears to have at least three - aren?t entirely unknown, although we?ve never found one before that?s so small. The ones we?ve previously discovered, such as the Moon?s Orientale Basin, are hundreds of miles across, whereas this Crater is ...
Mars active industrial site located by remote viewing, JPL photos, corroborating Mars whistleblowers
2010 08 09
An apparent active industrial site on the surface of Mars with a ?large nozzle shooting a liquid spray? onto an apparent industrial waste area has been successfully located and explored in a remote viewing study conducted by the Farsight Institute in March 2010 using nine highly trained remote viewers and methodologies developed by the U.S. military.
Amazingly fast eruption on the sun photographed
2010 08 09
One of the fastest big solar eruptions in years has been observed streaking away from the sun at more than 2.2 million mph by two NASA spacecraft. The flare occurred Aug. 1 and created a massive sun eruption called a coronal mass ejection that struck Earth?s magnetic field Tuesday, creating dazzling aurora displays. NASA?s twin STEREO spacecraft recorded the eruption and ...
Mystery Tanker damage blamed on attack, Japan seeks details
2010 08 09
Militants attacked a Japanese supertanker with explosives near the Strait of Hormuz, one of the world?s most important shipping routes, the United Arab Emirates state news agency said on Friday. The crew of the 333-meter-long M.Star reported an explosion shortly after midnight on July 28, injuring one seaman though causing no oil spill or disruption to shipping in the strategic waterway, ...
WikiLeaks to Publish New Documents
2010 08 09
The online whistle-blower WikiLeaks said it will continue to publish more secret files from governments around the world despite U.S. demands to cancel plans to release classified military documents. "I can assure you that we will keep publishing documents ? that?s what we do," a WikiLeaks spokesman [left], who says he goes by the name Daniel Schmitt in order to protect ...
World?s creepiest robot? Japanese inventor develops the bald, legless Telenoid
2010 08 09
Its pale torso is about the size of a small child, it has no legs and just stumps for arms. For a man who has made his life?s work coming up with increasingly creepy robots, Hiroshi Ishiguro has really outdone himself this time.
Researchers find schizophrenia linked to parasite carried by cats
2010 08 08
Scientists trying to determine why people develop serious mental illness are focusing on an unlikely factor: a common parasite spread by cats. The researchers say the microbes, called Toxoplasma gondii, invade the human brain and appear to upset its chemistry - creating, in some people, the psychotic behaviors recognized as schizophrenia.
Jane Bürgermeister, Independent Journalist, to appear at court: may be arrested (Video)
2010 08 08
Now that there is verifiable, unambiguous evidence that the Austrian government and state prosecutors have faked criminal charges to provide a pretext to arrest and detain me, I am going to apply to the European Court of Human Rights. Under Article 6 of the Human Rights Convention, all Europeans have the right to a fair trial and proper judicial process, and ...
"National Security Alert" An urgent call to action (VIdeo)
2010 08 08
The Citizen?s Investigation Team?s "National Security Alert" video breaking down events and evidence, and revealing inconsistencies and impossibilities in the official explanation of what happened at the Pentagon on 9/11. NATIONAL SECURITY ALERT - SENSITIVE INFORMATION from Citizen Investigation Team on Vimeo. 9/11: ATTACK ON THE PENTAGON from PilotsFor911Truth on Vimeo.
TSA Screening Is Security Theater
2010 08 08
TSA has launched an effort to remake its image with a public relations campaign to convince the public that there?s a good reason for the inconveniences and indignities. "This is war. These people are trying to kill us."
GM Plants "Established in the Wild" (Fools)
2010 08 06
Researchers in the US have found new evidence that genetically modified crop plants can survive and thrive in the wild, possibly for decades. A University of Arkansas team surveyed countryside in North Dakota for canola. Transgenes were present in 80% of the wild canola plants they found. They suggest GM traits may help the plants survive weedkillers in the wild. ...
Why have the Northern Lights moved south?
2010 08 06
The Northern lights, it seems, have moved further south and have been visible from countries including Germany and Denmark. So what exactly is causing this spectacle? And how long will it last? The Northern Lights, or Aurora Borealis, are caused by charged gas particles - that flow away from the Sun as a "solar wind" - interacting with the Earth's ...
Churchill Ordered UFO Cover-Up, Archives Show
2010 08 06
With a civilian population haunted by the Blitz and the Second World War still in the balance, it was one development Winston Churchill could have done without ? an incursion into British airspace by an arrow-shaped metallic object feared to contain an invasion force of little green men. Such was the sensitivity of an alleged UFO sighting by an RAF bomber ...
Should Videotaping the Police Really Be a Crime?
2010 08 06
Anthony Graber, a Maryland Air National Guard staff sergeant, faces up to 16 years in prison. His crime? He videotaped his March encounter with a state trooper who pulled him over for speeding on a motorcycle. Then Graber put the video ? which could put the officer in a bad light ? up on YouTube.
Unilever Stalks its Customers with GPS Trackers Secretly Placed in Laundry Detergent Boxes
2010 08 06
The household cleaning product giant Unilever has secretly placed GPS tracker transmitters in laundry detergent boxes to track consumers to their homes. With an array of electronic sensors, team of Unilever agents can now pinpoint the exact location of the GPS trackers and walk right up to your front door.
Three Bright Planets Visible in Night Sky Triangle
2010 08 06
A spectacular gathering of three of the brightest planets will be the chief celestial attraction in the evening sky during the next few days. Anyone with a clear and unobstructed view of the west-northwest horizon will be able to Venus, Mars and Saturn in a single glance. These three planets are destined to crowd into a relatively small area of ...
Solar tsunami to trigger northern lights across Canada
2010 08 04
Stargazing doesn?t get much better than this. The northern lights are expected to make an appearance in the night sky across Canada and the northern United States this week, thanks to a spectacular eruption on the surface of the Sun. Early on Sunday, the sun?s surface exploded in a phenomenon called coronal mass ejection, spewing plasma into space and directly ...
Archaeologists Find Tunnel Below the Temple of the Feathered Serpent in Teotihuacan
2010 08 04
Contextual image of the tunnel found in front of the Temple of the Feathered Serpent. Photo: CNMH INAH. After eight months of excavation, archaeologists from the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH) have located, 12 meters below , the entrance to the tunnel leading to a series of galleries beneath the Temple of the Feathered Serpent, in the Archaeologcial Area ...
Why is BP's Macondo blowout so disastrous & Beyond Patch-up
2010 08 04
There has been so much information (or mis-information) on the disaster it is difficult to separate the facts from the myths, let alone decide who is or are to be held responsible for the oil spill disaster. There is a need for a working geological model to integrate all the scattered pieces of information and evidence together, so that law ...
BP says "static kill" has overcome oil spill flow
2010 08 04
After pumping heavy drilling mud for eight hours, BP early Wednesday pronounced it had finally brought its blown-out well at the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico under control. The company and the Obama administration cautioned it would take another step -- completion of a relief well later this month -- to officially pronounce the monstrous gusher dead, but the ...
Dead Sea Scrolls Mystery Solved?
2010 08 04
The recent decoding of a cryptic cup, the excavation of ancient Jerusalem tunnels, and other archaeological detective work may help solve one of the great biblical mysteries: Who wrote the Dead Sea Scrolls? The new clues hint that the scrolls, which include some of the oldest known biblical documents, may have been the textual treasures of several groups, hidden away ...
Are you ready for life in WORLD 3?
2010 08 04
In the 1970s, Karl Popper came up with a philosophical theory of reality that involved three interacting worlds: the physical world, the mental world, and "world 3", which comprises all products of the human mind - from ideas, pictures and music to every word ever written. Something very similar to world 3 is now real and increasingly influencing how we live, ...
Lady Gaga touts abstinence to protect creativity
2010 08 04
Lady Gaga is known for her skimpy outfits and sexually-charged performances, but she says she fears having sex with a partner could deplete her artistic energy. "I have this weird thing that if I sleep with someone they?re going to take my creativity through my vagina," the performer said in an interview with Vanity Fair magazine that was released on Monday. Lady ...
Military dog comes home from Iraq traumatized
2010 08 04
She had been assigned to an Army unit, and her job was to search for explosives after soldiers entered a house. The troops sometimes used noisy, blinding "flash-bang" grenades and kicked down doors, Haynes said, and Gina was once in a convoy when another vehicle was hit by an improvised bomb. Once home, "she?d withdrawn from society as a whole,"...
High Court Trims Miranda Warning Rights Bit By Bit
2010 08 04
You have the right to remain silent, but only if you tell the police that you?re remaining silent. You have a right to a lawyer - before, during and after questioning, even though the police don?t have to tell you exactly when the lawyer can be with you. These rights are, by the way, only good for the next two weeks.
The Moscow Region On Fire: Russia declares state of emergency (Video)
2010 08 04
Intense temperatures and the worst dry spell for generations continue to pound parts of Russia, with at least forty lives now claimed by wildfires. Hundreds have been injured. Seven of the hardest-hit regions are now in a state of emergency. One of them is the greater Moscow area. RT?s Natalya Novikova gives us a picture from the center of the ...
China Plans Huge Buses That Can DRIVE OVER Cars
2010 08 04
China has overtaken the United States as the world?s biggest producer of greenhouse gases and biggest energy consumer. But the country is also thinking in big and bold ways when it comes to how it will reduce pollution and a new plan to build a "straddling bus" is among the most space-age schemes yet.
Cloned cow offspring meat in UK food chain
2010 08 04
Meat from the offspring of a cloned cow was eaten in the UK last year, the Food Standards Agency has said. As part of an inquiry into milk from a cow produced from a cloned parent, it identified two bulls born in the UK from embryos of a US cloned cow. Both bulls were slaughtered but meat from one entered the food ...
Biologist using Noah?s Ark idea to save sealife
2010 08 04
On the chance that the Gulf of Mexico oil spill threatens some sea creatures with extinction, naturalist Jack Rudloe hopes his laboratory can save them. Rudloe has launched Operation Noah?s Ark, using his four-acre facility an hour south of Tallahassee to preserve more than 350 different specimens ? everything from sharks to starfish, shrimp and batfish ? in an environment that ...
Violent spacequakes shake Earth from above
2010 08 03
Like an earthquake in space, so-called spacequakes are temblors in Earth?s magnetic field caused by plasma flying off the sun that could help generate the colorful auroras that dance high in Earth?s atmosphere, a new study suggests. While felt most strongly in Earth orbit, these quakes can also reach all the way down to the surface of Earth itself. "Magnetic reverberations have ...
Marilyn Monroe?s last weekend: Behavior that signed her death warrant
2010 08 03
On Sunday, August 5, 1962, her body was found naked and face-down on her bed at her home on Fifth Helena Drive, at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac in California. Long before she was officially discovered dead on the Sunday, neighbours had seen a mysterious - and still unexplained - ambulance parked in front of the film star?s residence ...
My duty is to save the world: Prince Charles believes he was born for a purpose
2010 08 03
The Prince of Wales says he believes he has been placed on Earth as future King ?for a purpose? - to save the world. Giving a fascinating insight into his view of his inherited wealth and influence, he said: ?I can only somehow imagine that I find myself being born into this position for a purpose. ?I don?t want my ...
French police captured on video dragging immigrant mothers and their babies along Paris street (Video)
2010 08 02
A video showing immigrant pregnant mothers and babies being dragged along the ground by police sparked outrage across France today. The footage, which shows officers trying to clear African squatters from a Paris housing estate, comes at the worst possible time for President Nicolas Sarkozy who is trying to rid the country of thousands of unwanted immigrants, including gypsies...
Floods ravage NW Pakistan, death toll exceeds 1,500
2010 08 02
At least 1,500 people have been killed in Pakistan?s worst floods for a generation as aid workers warned of an impending humanitarian catastrophe. Rescuers were still trying to reach 27,000 survivors trapped on high ground or clinging to rooftops after the heavy monsoon rain, and the death toll was expected to rise.
Fox News gets front row White House seat
2010 08 02
The White House Correspondents Association is moving Fox News up to the front row in the briefing room, according to sources familiar with the process. The WHCA board?s decision was unanimous - it said it was "persuaded by Fox?s length of service and commitment to the White House television pool."
Antarctica Experiment Discovers Puzzling Space Ray Pattern
2010 08 02
A puzzling pattern in the cosmic rays bombarding Earth from space has been discovered by an experiment buried deep under the ice of Antarctica. Cosmic rays are highly energetic particles streaming in from space that are thought to originate in the distant remnants of dead stars. But it turns out these particles are not arriving uniformly from all directions. The new study ...
NASA Plans Emergency Spacewalks to Fix Space Station
2010 08 02
NASA is planning a pair of emergency spacewalks to repair the International Space Station after half of its cooling system shut down unexpectedly Saturday, forcing astronauts to power down several systems. The two repair spacewalks will be performed by American astronauts Doug Wheelock and Tracy Caldwell Dyson and could begin Thursday to replace a pump module in one of the space ...
What nearly punched a hole in this Japanese oil tanker?
2010 08 02
A Japanese oil tanker damaged in an explosion in the Strait of Hormuz, one of the world?s most important shipping lanes, was being diverted to a port in the UAE on Wednesday. One of the 31 crew aboard was injured but no oil leaked from the M Star very large crude carrier (VLCC), according to the Japanese transport ministry. It said an ...
On Modern Servitude (Video)
2010 08 02
"To dream a different world has become a crime, condemned in unison by the media and all the entities of power. When in reality the criminal is he who contributes consciously or not to the dementia of dominant social structure. There is no greater madness than that of the present system." On modern servitude
Could the Sun have a Core of Dark Matter?
2010 08 01
Dark matter has become trapped at the center of the sun and is cooling down its core temperature according to a new study by Dr Stephen West from the Department of Physics at Royal , University of London. ?Dark matter makes up more than 80 per cent of the total mass of the universe. We know that dark matter exists, ...
Michigan Spill Will Take Months to Clean
2010 08 01
Officials investigating the cause of a huge oil spill along a major river in southern Michigan say that it will take months to clean up, and that damage to wetlands and wildlife may last considerably longer. Enbridge Energy Partners, the owner of the ruptured pipeline that released the crude into the Kalamazoo River, says the spill is contained. Gov. Jennifer ...
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