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January 2005

Bird Flu May Be on the Way Here

In the U.S., many of us are still trying to get our yearlyflu shots. There was an earlier shortage of vaccine, but nowthere should be plenty to go around and you don't need to beelderly or infirm in order to get a flu shot. In Asia,patients are coping with something much more lethal: birdflu. Researchers don't think it's just spreading from...

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Skinny People Fidget, Fat People Sit

Are you thin or fat? If you squirm, fidget and tap your toesand fingers, you're probably thin. If you're always findingsomething to do, like shopping or cleaning the basement, andrarely sit down and watch TV, you're also probably thin. Allthese activities boost your NEAT?your "non-exercise activitythermogenesis."

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Is it Immoral to Create Chimeras?

Scientists are producing chimeras?creatures that are parthuman and part animal. A "chimera" originally referred to amonster in Greek mythology with a lion's head, goat's body,and snake's tail. Now that this is possible, the questionbecomes: Is it moral?

Maryann Mott writes in National Geographic News that in2003, Chinese scientists...

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A Death in New York by Peter Levenda UPDATE

New York radio station 1010 WINS reports that two teens,19-year-old Rudy Fleming and 18-year-old Ashley Evans, havebeen arrested and charged with the murder of NicoleDuFresne. Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly says they wereable to find and arrest them thanks so tips from a telephonehot line. The accused don't seem to have known...

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Shroud Could Have Been Burial Cloth of Jesus

In recent years, skeptics have dismissed the Shroud of Turinas a Medieval fake. Some have even said it was created byLeonardo da Vinci. But new evidence shows that the clothfrom the shroud that researchers were using to carbon dateit was taken from a area that was clearly patched with newermaterial.

An article in the current issue of the...

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New 911 Information on Dreamland

The 911 Commission Final Report has slammed the media doorshut on what really happened on that awful day. But thenSecretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld made a couple of "slipsof the tongue," where he said that Flight 93 was shot down,and another where he stated that a missile struck thePentagon. What?s going on here? Whitley asksDavevonKleist...

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Psychic Finds Body

Police in Nelson, British Columbia, say a local psychichelped them find the body of young woman who has beenmissing almost a year. Before consulting the psychic, policeused sniffer dogs, helicopters and infrared heat detectors,but still couldn't find her.

CBC News reports that Police Sgt. Steve Bank was about togive up, when he decided...

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Climate Change Will be Worse Than We Thought

Despite some extreme weather events recently, most of usremain untouched by global warming, making it easy toconsider it an abstract theory?something that's not reallygoing to affect us. A recent novel says it's all a left wingplot, which is even more reassuring to people who like tokeep their heads in the sand. But scientists who study...

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Stay Healthy: Don't Make the Bed

Hate to make your bed in the morning? Don't do it?you'llstay healthier. It's not just your mother who wants you tomake your bed, dust mites do too. While an unmade bed looksmessy, it does keep those mites away. These tiny bugs eatsloughed off skin cells and breathing air that contains themites is a common cause of asthma.

BBC news.com...

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How UFOs Fly

Three French physicists say they've figured out how UFOengines work. The scientists claim they use a combination ofelectromagnetic and nuclear power and they have built amodel UFO engine at the French Astronomical Observatory inMarseilles.

Jean-Pierre Petit, Claude Poher and Maurice Viton call theirengine the Petit-Viton...

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Microbiologist Murders

In the past few years, there have been a series of mysterious deaths of microbiologists. The death of retiredprofessor Jeong Im is the latest. The 72-year-old scientistwas stabbed to death in a parking garage on the Universityof Missouri campus, put in the trunk of his Honda, and hiscar was set on fire. Police are baffled about the case andhave no...
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Johnny Carson: In Fond Memory by Whitley Strieber

I remember Johnny Carson with the greatest respect andfondness. Back when Communion was just published, mypublicist suddenly got a call from his office. He wanted meon his program. At the time, I was being grilled alive ontelevision. I had sat three feet away from Larry King andhad him laugh in my face in front of a million people. I hadbeen...

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Bush Appointee Warns About Climate Change

After Exxon complained that the U.S. government's last UNIPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) chairman,Robert Watson, was being too hard on them, Bush backedRajendra Pachauri for the post, assuming that he wouldsupport our government's stance on climate change. NowPachauri is warning that global warming has hit the dangerpoint and...

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We're Back!

Unknowncountry.com was unreachable online for approximately5 hours on Sunday, due to the fact that its host, Korax.net,was shut down by a power failure in downtown Toronto. The powerfailure was due to a broken water main and has been repaired.

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Seabirds Covered with Oil?But No Oil Leak

Sea birds are landing on California?s beaches covered withoil, but there is no oil leak in the ocean. Scientistsstudying the situation say the oil is not coming upnaturally from the ocean floor. They are planning to analyzethe oil coming off the birds' bodies so they can try toidentify its source.

Charlie LeDuff writes in the New York...

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Balls of Fire in India

Huge balls of fire are being seen in the skies of India, andthey aren't asteroids or plane crashes. They are accompaniedby deafening explosions.

In one village, trees began swaying and dishes fell offshelves. People panicked and ran from their houses.Incredibly loud explosions were also heard, but so far,police have not been able to find...

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Satellite Mysteriously Quits

In an extremely rare event, a communications satellite hasstopped communicating, resulting in no telephone service for10 South Pacific nations. The hundred million dollar IS-804satellite stopped relaying phone calls on Saturday. It'sprobably still in orbit, but no longer pointing its antennaetoward Earth. This could have been caused by the...

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Robert Bruce and 'Angel Light' on Dreamland

First, Whitley talks to Robert Bruce about his incrediblyeffective new method of inducing out-of-body travel, thenLinda Howe interviews Troy Hurtubise, who claims he hasinvented a field that can see through literally anything,from walls to blocks of lead.

You listen to Dreamland by clicking on the word 'Dreamland'on the right side of our...

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Japan Issues Honshu Tsunami Warning

A powerful 6.3 earthquake struck off the coast of Honshu,Japan at 10:38 PM Pacific time Tuesday. A short time later,the Japanese Meteorological Agency issued a tsunami warningbased on the action of warning buoys in the earthquake area.

The magnitude 6.3 event has been located off the east coastof Honshu, Japan. The hypocentral depth was...

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Nine Quakes Strike New Zealand, Japan

Seven earthquakes ranging up to 4.3 in intensity struck NewZealand's North Island within a few hours of each otherTuesday, while 6+ quakes struck off Japan's Honshu Islandand in Hokkaido. The quake of Honshu prompted the JapaneseMeteorological Agency to issue a tsunami warning, which waslater cancelled.

The most powerful New Zealand...

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Mysterious Lights in the Sky

Mysterious lights are being seen in the sky all around theworld?and one was even from the Space Shuttle Columbia, justdays before it blew apart on February 1st, 2003! Some of theplaces the lights have been spotted are Indonesia,Australia, the U.K. and the US, most recently California.Have you seen any strange lights in the sky? Write...

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ETs are Here

Have you noticed? Or was thestory like the"elephant in the room"--so big you didn't really see it?It's the kind of news you only find HERE, onunknowncountry.com. In her newdiary, Anne Strieberpoints out how exciting this news really is, and how itvindicates every experiencer and abductee. (If you're one ofthe many readers who get our newsletter...

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Our World is Changing?Soon Yours Will Be Too

Sheila Watt-Cloutier is a Inuit leader who is taking a standagainst global warming, because her world is melting. She was elected as the head of the Inuit CircumpolarConference, which represents the 155,000 Inuit who live inAlaska, Canada, Greenland and Chukotka, Russia. Her remarkswere originally printed in The Guardian newspaper on January15...

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Are You a Redhead?

If you have red hair, your ancestors may have beenNeanderthals. British scientists think that the gene for redhair, and the freckles that come with it, is around 100,000years old, and originated with Neanderthals. Whether or notthey interbred with Homo Sapiens, who came along later, hasalways been controversial, but since the redhead gene...

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The Sun is Getting Dimmer

Scientists have noticed that the sun is getting dimmer. Airpollution is the problem--but if we clean up the pollutionthat cools down the Earth by dimming the sun, will weincrease global warming? The answer, alas, is yes.

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Huygens Hits the Bull's Eye

The European Space Agency's Huygens Probe has landed onTitan and returned to earth some of the most stunning imagesever seen by man. The first staggering discovery is that,despite the fact that it is so cold that water ice would bea form of virtual stone, the environment has complex weatherand even liquid pools of a presently unidentified...

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Serious Scientists Say ET is Here

Physicist Enrico Fermi used to say that if ETs are here,"Where are they?" This became known as Fermi's Paradox,and it preoccupied astronomers at Los Alamos and otherscientific centers as they did statistical research on theprobability of extraterrestrial life in the 1950s. Some evenconcluded that we are alone in the universe. Now a team ofU.S....

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Anne says: I've Been Invisible Too!

In her new diary, Anne Strieber says, "Whenever I mentionthe title of my bookAnInvisible Woman to any woman over 40, she instantly says,'Oh, I know how THAT feels!' It happened to me. One day Iwoke up and I was invisible. Men bumped into me on thestreet as if I wasn?t there. I was twirled around inrevolving doors. I started fighting back and...

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Huge Icebergs Collide

It?s something so large, it can be seen from space: amassive iceberg is colliding with a floating glacier nearthe McMurdo Research Station in Antarctica. NASA satellitesare following the 100-mile-long B-15A iceberg as it movessteadily towards the Drygalski Ice Tongue. They expect acollision no later than January 15, 2005.

When the...

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Account of Witness Who Saw Tsunami Coming

Click on our newestInsightfor a description of the recent tsunamis from someone whowas actually there when they hit. What?s it like to see awall of water coming towards you? Don?t miss this incredibledescription.

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