News Stories

January 2008

Future Farming Will be Different

Farming will be different in the future due to global warming?food will be grown in different places and in different ways. And the foods we eat may not be as good for us as they once were.

When carbon dioxide levels rise in the air, this causes a decrease in the nutritional value of many crops. Researcher Max Taub tested this by...

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Serious Study of Mystery Disease

Is Morgellons Disease real? The US government thinks so, since the CDC (Centers for Disease Control) has just given care giant Kaiser Permanente over $300,000 to test and interview 150 to 500 patients suffering from it.

There is still controversy over whether or not Morgellons is a psychiatric condition (which does NOT mean that it isn't...

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Space Trash

Not only is China polluting the earth, now it's throwing trash into space as well.

A year ago, China intentionally destroyed its own aging weather spacecraft with an anti-satellite (ASAT) device, creating in the process a lingering cloud of dangerous space junk?the largest amount of orbital debris in five decades of worldwide space...

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Chimps Beat Us Again

Scientists have always assumed that humans have better memories than our close cousins the chimpanzees, but in a recent contest, the chimps won! Now they've won again?in a contest with a British memory champion who is able to memorize the order of a shuffled pack of cards in less than 30 seconds. Want to remember something YOU'VE just studied?...

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Whew! (For Now)

UPDATE - An asteroid passed by close to the earth in a near miss. One day, we may be directly in the path of an upcoming space rock. This one missed us, but we are STILL in the path of a falling spy satellite!

BBC News reports that a 600-foot-wide asteroid passed by the earth without hitting us. It swept by just outside...

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LIVING Crop Circle in UK

Cropcircle country in the UK is not only a place where intricate patterns appear overnight in the fields. Recently, a flock of sheep formed a mysterious circle there as well.

The January 25th edition of the Daily Mail quotes photographer Russell Bird?who took the amazing photograph you can link to below?as saying, "I was quite taken...

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State of the Union Speech: Watch How Bush Moves!

A certified movement analyst is going to be watching President Bush's State of the Union speech in a special way. Karen Kohn Bradley says, "It is important for reporters and analysts to utilize the tools of nonverbal communication and body language in assessing the messages the American population receives from the White House, candidates and...

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Mysterious Signal from Deep Space

In Earthfiles, Dreamland science reporter Linda Howe writes about a mysterious signal from deep in space that has been picked up by SETI. Have we detected intelligent life on another planet at last?

Linda quotes SETI Institute?s Seth Shostak as saying, "The sudden burst of radio energy lasted only 0.005 seconds, and had spectral...

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Faces & Mazes

In Anne Strieber's new diary, she writes: "Two years ago I wrote about the problem I have recognizing faces since my stroke. This problem is so subtle that I'm not always sure I actually have it, but it has given me some interesting realizations about what is considered 'attractive' in today's society. I have another strange legacy as well: I...

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January, 2008: Month of the UFOs

UPDATE! - On January 8, over 200 people observed a huge, silent UFOover Stephenville and Dublin, Texas, including one witness, Ricky Sorrells, who saw it before sunset. Sorrells was interviewed by science reporter Linda Howe on Dreamland. UPDATE: KJCT TV in Colorado reports that on January 26 around 7 pm, strange lights were...

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Too Much of the Wrong Kind

Too much salt isn't good for us, which is why researchers are working so hard to figure out how to remove it from water so we can drink the water from our oceans. Salt has gotten a bad reputation, since doctors warn us it can lead to high blood pressure. But other scientists say that, just like corn-fed beef, the problem isn't the salt itself,...

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When Campaigns Turn Negative

Does negative political advertising really work? Most of us hate those ads, but one political scientist calls them a "multi-vitamin for the democratic process."

Political scientist Kenneth Goldstein says that attack ads spark voters' interest and participation. According to Goldstein, "There's this gut reaction that if a political...

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Strangeness on Mars

Listen to this week's Dreamland for new insights - An unusual image was taken by the Mars Rover Spirit last November. The fact that it appears to be a figure of some sort is being dismissed by planetologists as an example ofpareidolia, the human tendency to unconsciously constructapparent human images out of random forms that...

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A Computer That Can Read Your Mind

Exciting new developments will be coming to us in the computer world in the future and some of these were predicted by the Master of the Key!

John Letzing reports in Market Watch that Microsoft has taken the first step in designing an intelligent machine?one that is capable of interacting with human brain waves. He quotes researcher...

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Are You Addicted?

If you're like many Americans, you made a New Year's resolution to increase efficiency in your life using some of the newest gadgets. But this can be dangerous?maybe not to your physical health, but to your personal relationships.

Can we become addicted to technology? Psychologist John O'Neill says, "We have become so accustomed to the...

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Arctic Oil Secrets

Over 7 years ago, Dreamland host Jim Marrs said, "It's all about oil." Now a major UK newspaper reports that the US has blocked the release of a major assessment of oil and gas activity in the Arctic that may be contributing to the extinction of an endangered species.

In the January 22 edition of the Independent, Daniel Howden writes...

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Recession Also Caused by Weather?

The upcoming recession is being talked about in the news right now, and it's mainly being blamed on oil prices and the sub-prime mortgage situation. But there's another area where our economy is leaking money: the insurance industry. They've taken a beating from the bad weather caused by global warming.

The UN Intergovernmental Panel on...

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Men: Body-Building Supplements Can Cause Cancer

Baseball players, and even rap singers, have been suspected of taking illegal drugs to strengthen their bodies. Now researchers have discovered that some perfectly legal and easily available over-the-counter body-building dietary supplements may lead to prostate cancer.

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A Small Christmas Miracle

If any season is the time for miracles, it's Christmas, and they seem to happen every year to Anne Strieber, usually while eating Christmas dinner. Last year it was the loaves and fishes. This year she gave a special gift to a priest.

NOTE: This news story, previously published on our old site, will have any links removed....

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TWICE as Much Reason to Say You're Sorry

How much are twins reallyalike? Even non-identical twins, who have only half their DNA in common, are surprisingly the same. In the UK, two such twins who didn't know they were related found that they were so compatible that they got married. It's good thing that forgiveness is good for our health!

The twins were separated at birth and...

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Psst! I Can Smell Her Depression

Women who wear too much perfume may be depressed. Researcher Yehuda Shoenfeld says, "Our scientific findings suggest that women who are depressed are also losing their sense of smell, and may overcompensate by using more perfume." And people who gossip about them? They're taking part in a form of verbal mutual grooming that has been vital to...

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Stephenville, Texas UFO Flap

This week on Dreamland, Linda Howe interviews UFO witness Ricky Sorrells, the ONLY witness who saw the north Texas UFO thathas made the national news in daylight. Listen to hisdetailed description of what he saw on Dreamland, and seehis drawings onLinda Howe'sEarthfiles.com.(To listen to Dreamland, click on the words "Listen Now" onthe right...

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Our Amazing Future (Cont.)

There are even more amazing discoveries coming in the future, but whether they are good or bad remains to be seen. The US government is encouraging auto makers to develop driverless cars?and planes without pilots as well.

Tom Krisher reports that cars that drive?and even PARK?themselves could be available from US car manufacturers...

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Go Green for 2008

On Dreamland, prophet John Hogue says the election motto for 2008 will be, "It's the ECOLOGY, stupid." Want to begin to be more environmentally friendly in 2008 but can't afford a hybrid car? There are plenty of other ways to lessen your impact on the environment and go green.

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Strange but True (or Not)?

UPDATE - Now it's a hoax? Or is the claim that it's a hoaxthe real hoax? You'll need to decide for yourself! For helpdoing that, clickhere. Irish explorer Devin Dempsey went on an expedition tothe South Pole on January 6 and claims he saw a US-run alien base there. (We were iffy about this story because of theIce Cube reference...

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Mysterious Continent

Antarctica hasn't always been ice free in times of global warming but alas, it's certainly melting now. Parts of the ice sheets covering Antarctica are melting even faster than predicted. NASA scientist James Hansen says that we have to hold our greenhouse gas emissions to 350 parts per million carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. The problem is,...

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Crop Circle Calendar Now on SALE

Our wonderful crop circle calendar is now $3 off! Those of you who listen to Dreamland know that it was an extraordinary crop circle season, and Lucy Pringle is now signing people up for her annual crop circle tours, which will take place on Wednesday, July 30 and Tuesday, August 5, for 15 to 20 people each. Keep reading for details.

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UFOs Sighted Around the World

UPDATE ON TEXAS UFO! - UFO sighting reports are coming in at this time from aroundthe world in exceptional numbers and at a very high level ofstrangeness. Apparently similar "drifting light" UFOs havebeen observed in Finland and Iraq, and there was a multiple witness sighting of a more standard type of UFO in Texas a few days...

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Wargame Ends Badly (for Us)

The recent standoff in the Strait of Hormuz between US ships and Iranian vessels wasn't the first naval confrontation between these two countries. In 2002, a $250 million war game was carried out by the US military, in which small, fast Iranian speedboats were able to sink 16 major US warships, including an aircraft carrier.

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See the Light

We switched?and we hope you did too?but now we have to figure out how to dispose of these bulbs, since they do burn out eventually!

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