News Stories

January 2007

Does Big Oil Lie About Global Warming?

A new report from the Union of Concerned Scientists claimsthat ExxonMobil has adopted the tobacco industry's disinformation tactics to cloud the scientific understanding of climate change and delay action on the issue.

According to the report, between 1998 and 2005, ExxonMobil funneled nearly $16 million to a network of 43 advocacy...

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Mystery Object Crashes Through Roof

An object about the size of a golf ball and weighing 13 ounces crashed through the roof of a Monmouth, NJ home at approximately 9PM local time on Tuesday. The object was tested by the Monmouth County Office of Emergency Management and found not to be a radiation hazard. The FAA determined that it was not metallic debris from an airplane. The...

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Parrot Can Carry on Conversation

An African Gray parrot named N'kisi seems to have a vocabulary of 950 words, as well as a sense of humor. He is currently being studied by chimp expert Jane Goodall, as well as by researcher Rupert Sheldrake. Alex Kirby reports in BBC News that when Nikisi first met Goodall, he asked her "Got a chimp?"

Goodall says that N'...
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Whitley on Coast with Art Bell TONIGHT

Whitley will be on Coast to Coast AM radio with Art Bell on Thursday, Janaury 4, starting at 11 p.m. Pacific time. He'll be talking with Art about global warming, UFOs, his new novel The Grays and the new novel he is writing right now. This will be an exciting show, so don't miss it!

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We May be About to Find Life on Mars

A class of especially hardy microbes that live in some of the harshest environments on earth could flourish on cold Mars, according to a research team of astronomers and microbiologists. NASA's Mars rover Opportunity may discover some of them in the Victoria crater, which it is about to explore.

Opportunity is about to reach the rim of a...

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Another Case of Drowning

We recently wrote about how an island nation is drowning in India. Here in the US, Alaska is facing major weather changes. Now, due to the rise in the ocean levels, an island off South Carolina is disappearing.

A photo taken in 2003 of the Isle of Palms resort shows a large beach. Another photo, taken in December in the same place,...

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Will We Soon Regrow Severed Limbs?

What if victims of terrorism, who have had their limbs hacked off, could grow a new one? What if a paralyzed person could grow a new spine?or someone with heart disease could grow a new heart? This might be something that actually comes true, in the not-so-distant future.

Scientists are studying zebrafish to see how it's done. If a...

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Possible South Africa UFO Crash

A strange aerial event was reported near Lephalale, SouthAfrica on Saturday. Leonie Ras, the Administrative Managerof the town, was at her daughter's farm east of town whenshe heard an enormous roar at 4:33 in the morning. Shedescribed it as sounding like a jumbo jet starting itsmotors. The noise grew until it sounded likemassive screaming...

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UFOs in France

The French space agency, the National Space Studies Center (CNES), plans to put its part of its archive of around 6,000 UFO sightings online in late January or mid-February. France has been collecting these for around 30 years. Since many of these are different reports of the same sightings, only about 1,600 actual reports will be posted.

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UFO Seen Over Chicago Airport

On November 27, at least twelve United Airlines workers say a UFO hovering over the United terminal at O?Hare International Airport for several minutes at around 4:30 in the afternoon. It hovered low, then quickly bolted into some clouds.

In the January 1st edition of the Chicago Tribune, Jon Hilkevitch quotes a United mechanic as saying...

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A News Years Wish from Anne

In her new diary, Anne Strieber says, "I recently wrote a diary about Christmas, so I thought I'd write one about New Years as well, because I saw an inspiring example of courage on television." To find out what it was, click here.

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Avoid Alzheimer's: Eat Like an Italian

Eating a Mediterranean diet, which emphasizes fruits, vegetables and olive oil and includes little red meat, is associated with a lower risk for Alzheimer's disease. This was true even for people who have heart disease and diabetes. Italians are known for living to an old age, and this may be the reason why.

The Mediterranean diet...

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Acid Rain Good?

Due to pollution controls on cars and smokestacks, acid rain has decreased in recent years. This can be seen clearly in Appalachian streams, where aquatic life is thriving. Butthis is leading to increased CO2 levels in the water, as a result of respiration and the organic decay of dead creatures. But more CO2 dissolved in water could lead to a...

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A New Way to Price Movie Tix

New research shows that movie theaters could increase their profits if they charged different prices for different movies. But this would involve movie studios knowing what customers will like, and since there are plenty of surprise hits, this is not an exact science, by any means.

Right now, consumers pay the same price for...

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