News Stories

November 2009

Tires from Weeds

Tires are a necessity, but disposing of them is a headache. There are all kinds of surprising uses for weeds, and latest in green technology is using the common (annoying) dandelion to make biodegradable automobile tires. Using the ordinary weeds growing all around us to create substitutes for polluting products is a dream resurrected.

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Invisible Methane Leaks

Major cause of global warming - Infrared cameras have revealed major methane leaks in gas wells in eastern Texas. In the October 15th editions of the New York Times, Andrew C. Revkin and Clifford Krauss quote environmentalist Terry Gosney, who took the infrared photos, as saying, "Holy smoke, it's blowing like mad. It does look...

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Swine Flu Update

Viruses are nasty, yet surprisingly simple organisms. What makes flu so potentially dangerous is that it's not very good at making copies of itself, which leads to mutations, or slight changes in its genetic code. Though most mutations don't amount to anything, some can lead to new versions of the flu that could spread more easily or make...

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A Post-Thanksgiving Feast for Listeners and Subscribers!

Subscribe today and you can listen to Whitley Strieber talk about his experiences and powerful emotions upon his return to his old cabin in upstate New York for the first time in fourteen years. When he lost the cabin, just at the height of his contact experiences, he vowed never to return, but two weeks ago, he finally did. Dreamland listeners...

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Next Year: Thanksgiving on the Moon?

Scientists now say there is DEFINITELY water on the moon, LOTS of it.

In the November 13th edition of the New York Times, Kenneth Chang quotes NASA's Anthony Colaprete as saying, "Indeed yes, we found water." They actually found it by accident, when a satellite called Lcross crashed into a crater near the moon

NOTE: This...

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Pinching Pennies Doesn't Help

Worried about an upcoming shortage of food and oil (and everything ELSE)? Being miserly won't help.

Would the world be a better place if we could somehow curb our desire for material goods? Environmentalist Saleem Ali says "No."

Take minerals: "The reality is, without minerals, we could not have had modern civilization," he says...

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How to Eat Thanksgiving Dinner

You may love to eat white mashed potatoes with your turkey, but sweet potatoes are better for you. Nutritionists tell us we need to eat brightly colored fruits and vegetables, even in space (and we all know how important green is)!

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Beware: TV Makes You Fat

What's the secret of success of people who lose lots of weight and keep it off for many years, despite all the delicious Thanksgiving dinners they eat? (Anne Strieber has done this and you can too!) When you push away from the table and turn on the football, consider this: A new study suggests that the number of TVs in your home may play a...

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Want to Save Money on Black Friday?

Eat turkey on Thursday! - Eating a traditional Thanksgiving dinner with turkey and mashed potatoes makes consumers less likely to buy on impulse, which might affect the outcome of their shopping on Black Friday, historically one of the busiest retail shopping days of the year.

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Grumpy!

With all the bad news we hear every day, it's no wonder we get grumpy! Thank goodness being grumpy is good, and it's even good for your health! A psychologist has discovered that being grumpy makes people think more clearly.

Grumpy people are much better at making decisions than happy people, who are far more gullible. BBC News quotes...

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Can We Predict the Next Recession?

Life has not been too cheerful lately. The recent financial crisis prompted a renewed interest among economists to construct an "early warning system" but a new study concludes that out of 65 potential causes of a global economic meltdown, few factors would have predicted the severity of the crisis or the fact that it would have spread...

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Many Universes

We can see light coming from distant worlds. How many universes are there? The Master of the Key said there are many and science has recently corroborated this. (Let's hope that most of them are doing better than we are)!

Instead of the Big Bang producing a single universe, some scientists think it created MANY of them, each one with...

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Coral: Going, Going, GONE?

Why we should care - Alas, more bad news: Coral reefs are turning white and dying. This not only bad for the fish that depend on them, it's bad for humans: The resulting lost in tourism could cost millions of dollars. A single large coral reef can be worth between $130,000 to $1.2 million a year to the country it's part of.

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Can We Live Forever?

Without becoming machines or mole rats? In times like these, it's something to think about. Many contactees have written that they saw alien beings putting on and taking off bodies, with stacks of these bodies folded in drawers and stacked on shelves. Until we can do something similar, we remain victims of our mortal bodies (Or do we?

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Mysterious Light at the Edge of the Galaxy

It may not be blue, but it's THERE: At the border between our solar system and the rest of the galaxy, NASA's new Interstellar Boundary Explorer (IBEX) spacecraft, launched in October, has spotted a band of mysterious high-energy emissions.

On the Skywatchers website, Clara Moskowitz quotes IBEX investigator David mcComas as saying, "The...

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Basketball: Mathematicians Prove Umps Not Fair

And how to succeed at free throws - It's not occult magic, it's straight science: Lots of interesting things have arrived and one of these is the basketball season. Two engineers have figured out the best way to shoot a free throw, a frequently underappreciated skill that gets more important as the game clock winds down.

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Starfire Tor on Coast TONIGHT

WITH WHITLEY! - Starfire Tor will be on Coast to Coast AM with Art Bell on Friday, Nov. 20. Whitley will join her for the first hour to talk about their adventures together in the Magic Castle and at our recent Stargate Conference. He will also discuss the incredible asteroid activity going on right now. To find an affiliate in...

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Can't Get the Swine Flu Vaccine?

You may already have some immunity - We may not have immunity from war and politics, but at least researchers have found that previous influenza infections may provide at least some level of immunity to the H1N1 Swine Flu.

As the number of deaths related to the pandemic H1N1 virus, commonly known as Swine Flu, continues...

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Why Scientists are Scared of CERN

Brought down by a bird - CERN (the Large Hadron Collider, now powered up in Switzerland) is scaring scientists in an unexpected way: They're afraid they WILL discovered the "God particle." This could top a lot of the other bad things that have happened recently.

In the LHC proton beams will race around in a ring deep...

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Was Alaska Worth It?

Over 140 years ago, the US government overcame its miserly tendencies and purchased Alaska from Russia for $7.2 million in gold. It brought us Sarah Palin, which some would say was a good deal and others would say was not. But looked at from the perspective of dollars and cents, rather than politics and personalities, a new analysis by an...

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Vatican Searches for Aliens

Not many people realize that the Vatican has an expensive state-of-the-art observatory in Arizona that they are using to search for extraterrestrial life (and they hope to have results soon!) The facility is run by Jesuit Jose Gabriel Funes, who is also an astronomer. Did they pick Arizona not only for its clear skies, but also because of the...

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Asteroid Streaks Across Western US Skies

2nd large meteor in 6 weeks. - As if the world wasn't already dangerous enough: A small asteroid or meteor entered earth's atmosphere overthe western US Wednesday night, traveling at a surprisinglyhigh speed of about a hundred thousand miles an hour.Theobject exploded with the force of 0.5 to 1 kiloton of TNT.It was so bright...

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Your Pet Can Get Swine Flu

But can your pet infect you? - Most flu viruses start in animals, then pass to people, but people can infect their pets, as was discovered recently by a veterinarian who diagnosed a pet can with Swine Flu. Researcher Carolyn Bridges of the CDC (Center for Disease Control) says, "This is just another illustration of why...

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Swine Flu: Can We Spray It Away?

Scientists have found that spraying an area with acidic ozone water can effectively kill the swine flu, with the advantages that it leaves no environmentally harmful residue. What is this and where can we get it in the future?

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Do French Babies Cry in French?

We know that the Visitors "talk inside our heads," but unfortunately, WE don't. Many of us can identify a specific foreign language when we hear it, even if we can't speak or understand what's going on, because we recognize the accent. German researchers say that babies pick up the rhythms and patterns of their mothers' speech while still in...

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The Shape of Your Face Reveals

a SECRET about you! - A quick glance at the shape of someone's face may be enough to predict their tendency towards aggression.

Facial width-to-height ratio (WHR) is determined by measuring the distance between the right and left cheeks and the distance from the upper lip to the mid-brow. During childhood, boys and girls...

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ANOTHER Reason Why Those Melting Glaciers May be Dangerous

They release GERMS! - Those pristine-looking Alpine glaciers now melting as global warming sets in may explain the mysterious increase in persistent organic pollutants in sediment from certain lakes since the 1990s, despite decreased use of those compounds in pesticides, electric equipment, paints and other products. Could this...

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Sit Up Straight!

For a job interview, for meeting a potential mate - Your first grade teacher was right: Sitting up straight in your chair isn't just good for your posture, it also gives you more confidence in your own thoughts (in fact, it's good for everyone, no matter where they come from). No matter how old you are, it's not too late to...

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Plant Sex

and siblings! - The future may be stranger than you think! It takes two for human reproduction, but biologists have discovered plants and animals that can rely on EITHER a partner or go it alone by self-fertilization give their offspring a better chance for longer lives when they choose to use a mate.

Sex with self in...

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Catastrophe Coming

What's going to happen in the future (and for that matter, what's happening right now that nobody knows about)? Data from 20 million years ago explain why the earth is warming so much faster than expected, and suggest that a phenomenal climate catastrophe could take place within ten years. This is not good news.

Despite the fact that...

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