News Stories

November 2006

The Smell of Money

Why do our fingers have a musty, "metallic" odor after handling coins? It turns out we?re not really smelling the coins, we're smelling a kind of body odor. And there's a reason we can smell it: it helped our hunter ancestors track down their wounded prey during hunting forays.

Ker Than writes in that the smell is created...

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How Will the Weather Change Where YOU Are?

We recently reported that climatologists are using supercomputers to try to figure out exactly how global warming will affect different parts of the world. Researcher Cameron Wake says, "The very notion of the Northeast as we know it is at stake. The near-term emissions choices we make in the Northeast and throughout the world will help...

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A Mighty River Reversed

After hurricane Katrina, engineers are contemplating whether or not to move the Mississippi. Meanwhile, researchers have found evidence that the world's largest river basin, the Amazon, once flowed in the opposite direction.

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Fight Fat With Seaweed

Chemists in Japan have discovered that brown seaweed?something we don't eat in the US, but which Japanese use extensively to flavor soups and salads?contains a compound which, in animal studies, promotes weight loss by reducing the accumulation of fat. Could this be another reason why the Japanese seem so much slimmer than we do?


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US Government to Investigate Morgellons

Morgellons disease has symptoms that rival the worst horror films: the skin of its victims oozes mysterious strands that have been identified as cellulose (which cannot be manufactured by the human body), and people have the sensation of things crawling beneath their skin. In the Tuesday, October 24 issue of the New York Times, Michael Mason...

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NYC: Meet Graham Hancock TONIGHT

UPDATE: Late 2006 and early 2007 - On November 2 you will have a rare opportunity to meet author Graham Hancock. Hancock's most famous book is Fingerprints of the Gods. On this week's Dreamland, he talks about his new book, which is the basis for Anne Strieber's beloved diary about the Green Man, when he will speak at the...

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