Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Blinded soldier now able to 'see' with his tongue

Lance Corporal Craig Lundberg can read words, identify shapes and walk unaided thanks to the BrainPort device.
— The Telegraph

Sierra Sasquatch: Habituation Dissected

This week's MonsterQuest episode is a return to Sasquatch territory, with an interesting twist.
— Cryptomundo

A Supersonic Jump, From 23 Miles in the Air

Felix Baumgartner plans to jump from a helium balloon in the stratosphere at least 120,000 feet above Earth.
— NY Times

Red in Jupiter's Spot Not What Astronomers Thought

The best thermal images of Jupite's Great Red Spot yet captured have revealed surprising weather and temperature variation.
— Wired

The mysterious case of the frogs' legs

Biological artist Brandon Ballengee takes strangely beautiful pictures of deformed frogs and toads.
— New Scientist

Spider silk research could lead to new super-materials

Researchers found that spider silk employs a unique crystal structure.
— The Telegraph

Replica of big skull from 28,000 years ago suggests human brains have started to shrink

Cranium is up to 20 per cent bigger than ours.
— Daily Mail

New Jersey Woman Wants to Weigh 1,000 Pounds

"I love eating and people love watching me eat," she says.
— FOX News

We feel your pain: Extreme empaths

Many people suffer from a range of disorders that give rise to "extreme empathy."
— New Scientist

Briton is recognized as world's first officially genderless person

Norrie May-Welby's birth certificate was altered to include the new no-gender classification.
— The Telegraph

Secret Military Space Plane Primed For Test Launch

Mysterious OTV craft set to test launch on April 19th.

Did a phantom kangaroo once haunt Chicago?

An examination of the 1974 tale of a kangaroo loose in Chicago.
— Straight Dope Chicago

Mac Revelations

Nick Redfern shares insights on material that did not make it into Mac Tonnies' final book.
— UFO Mystic

7 Cat Species Found in 1 Forest—A Record

Showcasing the record-setting camera trap finds in an Indian rain forest.
— National Geographic News

Psychopaths' brains wired to seek rewards, no matter the consequences

New research sheds light on subliminal motivations of psychopathy.

Hearts may swoon when stocks do, study suggests

Duke University researchers have found a link between how a key stock index performed and how many heart attacks were treated at their North Carolina hospital.

Honey bees secret world of heat revealed

"Heater bees" not only keep the hive warm but also control the social make-up within a colony.
— The Telegraph

Dog growls contain specific information

Dog growls may all sound the same to human ears, but they hold more specific meanings for dog listeners.
— Discovery News

'Terminator' asteroids could re-form after nuke

We'd better make sure that we send a big enough bomb to stop an incoming asteroid – if we don't, the space rock could reassemble.
— New Scientist

Earth under attack from Death Star

An invisible star may be circling the Sun and causing deadly comets to bombard the Earth, scientists said yesterday.
— The Sun

Solar Slumber May Have Been Caused by Magnetic Flows

Newly reported observations of gas flows on the solar surface may explain why the sun recently had such an extended case of the doldrums.
— Wired

Image of Jesus 'appears in a frying pan'

An image of Jesus has appeared in burned bacon fat at the bottom of a frying pan, it has been claimed (with photo).
— The Telegraph

Clock invented in the Stone Age

Stone Age people invented a form of clock that enabled them to tell the time of day, the seasons and even latitude.
— Unexplained Mysteries

Mystery of 75 starlings falling from the sky

Experts are baffled after scores of dead starlings dropped from the sky over a house in a small village.
— BBC News

Telepathic computer can read your mind

The system is able to decipher thought patterns and tell what people are thinking simply by scanning the brain.
— The Telegraph

Indonesian villages cashing in on ‘hobbit’ craze

Discovery of remains in 2003 led to steady stream of fossil enthusiasts.
— Associated Press

The Coming of the Cryptoterrestrials

Nick Redfern's review of the late Mac Tonnies' book.
— Reviews of the Mysterious Kind

Giant meat-eating plants prefer to eat tree shrew poo

Botanists have made discoveries about the giant montane pitcher plant of Borneo.
— BBC News

A Disastrous Year: 2010 Death Toll Already Abnormally High

Just a few months into 2010, and Mother Nature has delivered a slew of costly and deadly natural disasters.
— LiveScience

No comments: