Saturday, April 10, 2010

Earth struck by most powerful space storm in three years

The most powerful geomagnetic storm since December 2006 struck the Earth on Monday.
— New Scientist

UFO's: Not So Strange After All?

A look at the 1967 'Chupa-Chupa' attacks in the Amazon, and other cases.
— Inexplicata

Beware of low-flying twit

An owl is afraid of heights.
— The Sun

U.S. forecaster sees increased 2010 hurricane threat

The 2010 Atlantic hurricane season will produce an above-average eight hurricanes.
— Reuters

Newly Discovered Asteroid Will Pass by Earth April 8

At the time of closest approach asteroid 2010 GA6 will be about 223,000 miles away from Earth.
— Universe Today

Mysterious Planet-like Object Challenges Simple Definition

Object orbiting a not-quite-starlike "brown dwarf" is the most recent enigma discovered by astronomers.

Chopra Blames Own Meditation for Baja Quake

Chopra sent messages to his Twitter followers apologizing for causing an earthquake in Southern California with powerful meditation.
— AOL News

7 Disruptive Foods Changing the Way We Eat

Ideas from the fringes of how we might eat in the future.
— Epicenter

Hitler 'wanted to steal' Turin Shroud

The Shroud was secretly hidden in a Benedictine abbey during the Second World War.
— The Telegraph

Is there life after bodily death?

We all need to come to terms with the end of our earthly existence.
— Vancouver Sun

NASA's Mini X-Plane Completes Initial Flight Testing

A team from NASA and Boeing completed the first phase of flight testing of its blended wing body design.
— Autopia

'Alien invasion' April Fools' story angers Jordan mayor

A front-page newspaper story said flying saucers flown by 10ft creatures had landed in the desert town of Jafr.
— BBC News

Not a carpenter

Jesus 'was the son of a middle-class architect', new book claims.
— Daily Mail

Rare Sight: Asteroid to Hide Easily Spotted Star Tuesday

Astronomers refer to such an event as an "occultation" — a temporary hiding of one celestial object by another.

In Syria, a Prologue for Cities

Investigators at the site known as Tell Zeidan have uncovered a tantalizing sampling of artifacts.
— NY Times

Massive Earthquakes Barely Disturb Earth's Natural Rhythms

In a geologic sense, there are greater forces at work, from ice ages to an imbalance in the planet's rotation.
— LiveScience

Earth's biggest tree rings tell fiery tales

Fallen giant sequoias reveal a 3,000-year-old history of fire and drought.
— Discovery News

How your brain remembers the future

Our brain generates predictions of likely visual inputs so it can focus on dealing with the unexpected.
— New Scientist

Some disquiet on these L.A. film sets

Linda Vista Community Hospital gives crews working on horror flicks the creeps.
— LA Times

River reveals chilling tracks of ancient flood

Water from melting ice sheet took unexpected route to the ocean.
— Nature

Air Force's mystery spaceship: X-37 gears up for launch

The Air Force has announced an experimental craft that looks and acts like a miniature, unmanned space shuttle.
— Christian Science Monitor

Unexplained sheep attacks 'caused by aliens in UFOs', farmers claim

A series of bizarre incidents have led to farmers’ claims that aliens are attacking their livestock.
— The Telegraph

'Miracle' of woman brought back from the dead 114 TIMES in 30 hours

Ann Mintram's heart stopped 114 times over 30 hours but doctors never gave up.
— Mail Online

Bionic Eye Attempts to Restore Vision

A company has developed a device called the wide-view neurostimulator for patients suffering from degenerative vision loss.
— Wired

Twisted Physics: 7 Recent Mind-Blowing Findings

From bizarre antimatter to experiments that tie light up in knots, physics has revealed some spooky sides of our world.
— LiveScience

Night jumpers

William B Stoecker investigates sightings, stories and legends of strange creatures from all over the world.
— Unexplained Mysteries

Study: Magnetic Waves Alter Moral Compass

MIT researchers find that magnetic pulses directed at the brain change people's ability to tell right from wrong.
— CBS News

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