Saturday, April 17, 2010

Video: Fighter jets chase UFO

Two fighter jets are filmed whizzing over Britain's M5 motorway - apparently in pursuit of a UFO.
— The Sun

Japanese scientists create 'Robocop' suit

Scientists in Japan have created a power-assisted suit which could make users as strong as Robocop or Iron Man.
— The Telegraph

English megaliths linked to death rites

Stones in Dartmoor, England, predate Stonehenge but share traits.
— Discovery News

Houston, the problem was with Apollo 13 burning up, not freezing

Research debunks theory that, had NASA's rescue of the astronauts not succeeded, they would have drifted away into space.
— Times Online

Breeders create self-shearing sheep

The animals have been specially bred to shed their winter coats naturally when spring arrives.
— Mail Online

First Oxygen-Free Animals Found

Deep in the Mediterranean, scientists have discovered the first complex animals known to live without oxygen.
— National Geographic News

Mysterious radio waves emitted from nearby galaxy

An unknown object in a nearby galaxy is emitting radio waves unlike anything seen before, and it's baffling astronomers.
— New Scientist

Time Traveler Caught in Museum Photo?

Kentaro Mori examines the 70-year-old photo which shows a crowd and one unusually dressed individual.
— forgetomori

Titanic 'did not send distress signal for 45 minutes', book claims

No distress signal was sent from the Titanic for three quarters of an hour after it struck ice, a new book claimed.
— The Telegraph

Paradise Recycled

Architects dream of turning Great Pacific Garbage Patch into habitable island.
— Fast Company

New species of nose-dwelling leech discovered

Terrifying creature, dubbed 'tyrant leech king,' found in Peruvian girl's nose.
— BBC News

Mars is a Space Graveyard

A look at the myriad of probes and orbiters that the Red Planet has claimed in the last 50 years.

Painting whale makes splash in art world

Beluga whale's artwork is fetching thousands of dollars.
— Orange News

UFO studies should be 'legitimate university subject', claims American professor

NY college professor makes the case for serious academic study of UFO phenomenon.
— The Telegraph

Bear killed by Inuit hunter may be rare polar-grizzly hybrid

If confirmed, the animal would constitute only the second documented 'grolar' bear.
— Vancouver Sun

Shroud forgery? Not so fast, say scientists

Jerome Corsi looks at the latest twist in the Shroud of Turin debate.
— WorldNetDaily

New Force Behind Agency of Wonder

A profile of Regina Dugan, the new head of DARPA.
— NY Times

The Haunted Museum

Jason Offutt shares the tale of a haunted Missouri museum.
— From the Shadows

See the world's oldest organisms

A gallery of odd plants and bacteria that are centuries old.
— New Scientist

Argentina: UFOs over Antarctica

Scott Corrales reveals the story of a rare UFO sighting in one of the world's most remote places.
— Inexplicata

South Korean children face gaming curfew

Government taking steps to curb the massive amount of time children spend playing online games.
— BBC News

Going Around in (Crop) Circles

Greg Taylor looks at the latest debate surrounding the crop circle enigma.
— Daily Grail

Profile of a Tax Cheat

Examining the mindset and motives of those who skip tax day.
— LiveScience

The World of Nanotechnology

Michio Kaku weighs in on the emerging world of 'small science.'
— Big Think

Croatian teenager wakes up from coma speaking fluent German

Doctors stunned by formerly comatose girl's newfound ability.
— Daily Mail

Greco-Roman mummy found in Egypt

A three feet tall plaster sarcophagus portrays a wide-eyed woman dressed in a tunic.
— The Telegraph

Clinically Dead Boy 'Saw Granny In Heaven'

The youngster claimed he met his relative and she sent him back to Earth.
— Sky News

First footage from world's deepest volcanic vents

At this depth, the water is hot enough to melt lead.
— New Scientist

Researchers harness viruses to split water

A crucial step toward turning water into hydrogen fuel.

'Cure' is found for skin cancer, claim scientists

A vaccine being tested in the UK has helped some patients fully recover from melanoma.
— The Telegraph

Reevaluating Orbs

Rosemary Ellen Guiley revisits the debate over the veracity of orbs.
— FATE Magazine

Ordinary T-Shirts could become body armor

Advances in nanotechnology may result in lightweight alternative to bulky body armor.

Alien Life on Titan Would Stink

Due to an abundance of noxious gases, any life on Saturn's moon would be likely be far from human.

Identity Thieves Filed for $4 Million in Tax Refunds Using Names of Living and Dead

Authorities indict a pair of conspirators who bilked the government out of millions.
— Wired

The Nessie Files

Nick Redfern reveals what now-declassified files tell us about the Loch Ness Monster.

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