News Stories

January 2011

Soldier Stress

Noncombatant military personnel do not engage in direct combat with the enemy during war, but they still face trauma that elevates their risk for developing combat-related post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Noncombatants’ trauma exposure may actually put them at GREATER risk of developing PTSD than their counterparts on the front lines....
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Superstorm in California Future

Is a California Superstorm on the way? Earthquakes and foreclosures aren't the only threats to the Golden State--despite the fact that Southern California is a desert, there's a risk of a superstorm. The January 15th edition of the New York Times, Felicity...
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Why Macho Men Have Bad Health

Whether they see themselves as tough or just self-reliant, men are less likely than women to seek routine, preventive medical care, like blood pressure and cholesterol screenings. Black men are even worse about this than whites--but for a DIFFERENT reason. This could be one of the reasons that women (in both races) tend to live longer than men....
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The Classroom Today

On Martin Luther King Day, we remember the hard task of integrating our society--starting with our schools. Now there's another reason why this is important: it turns out that the good grades that high schoolers earn aren't just good for making the honor roll--they also make them healthier as adults, too.

Studies have long shown that...
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Sun Rises in Greenland 2 Days Early

In winter, Greenland is dark for months and this year the first, brief sunrise was expected on January 13. Instead, the sun rose at 12:56 PM on January 11. The precise reason for this remains unknown. There is no apparent astronomical cause, as the constellations, the moon and the sun appear to be in their usual positions in relation to earth. One...
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UFO Contact with Famous Author

New information has surfaced about late author Ken Kesey, who died a decade ago. Kesey wrote "One Flew Over the Cukoo's Nest," and these newly-discovered writings reveal that he saw UFOs flying over his property. In fact, he...
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Prehistoric Wine

We know that wine improves with aging, but this is ridiculous! Our genes are prehistoric, which may be the reason that archeologists have just found winemaking tools in a cave in Armenia that was inhabited over 6,000 years ago. The cave was discovered 4 years ago and the...
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Nukes & Earthquakes

As US policy makers renew emphasis on the use of nuclear energy in their efforts to reduce the country’s oil dependence, other factors come into play. One concern of paramount importance is the seismic hazard at the site where nuclear reactors are located.
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Warmest Year

Despite the recent freezing winter weather, 2010 tied with 2005 as the warmest year since record keeping began in 1880. The temperature of the earth was over one degrees higher than the 20th-century average the same as it...
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Why are our Kids so Fat?

Kids who are deficient in vitamin D gained weight more rapidly than kids who got enough vitamin D, and since you get the D vitamin mainly from being out in the sun, this is probably because they're spending...
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Magic

Neuroscientists are learning new tricks from professional magicians, as they struggle to understand how the brain works. Magicians take advantage of how our nervous systems, including our eyes and sense of touch, are wired to perceive "impossible" illusions (NOTE:...
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BOOM!

When time slip expert Starfire Tor joined Whitley on Coast to Coast AM on January 9, one of her predictions for 2011 was more meteor strikes. Her prediction has come true already: In Oklahoma, people recently star a "big ball of fire" streaking across the sky. It glowed slightly green, probably...
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Coma

A coma is mysterious--the person seems to be asleep, but is impossible to wake up. Wounded Arizona congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords was put into an induced coma in order to help her brain heal. Anne Strieber ...
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Perpetual Motion Machine

Could there be such a thing as a perpetual motion machine? Most scientists would say no, but there IS one that is over 300 years old, resting in a museum in Romania. If researchers could figure out how it works, it could pave the way to the creation of car batteries that never run out.

This battery, built by Vasile Karpen, has been...
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Will a Supervolcano Destroy Europe?

Two thousand years ago Mount Vesuvius exploded and destroyed Pompeii. Today, a larger, more deadly supervolcano called Campi Flegrei, on the other side of Naples, shows signs of getting restless. If it erupts, it could wipe out all life in Europe.

Campi Flegrei is an active four-mile-wide sunken volcano which hides beneath the...
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Fish Oil & Football

Football is a dangerous game, mainly due to head-banging concussions. Now animal experiments suggest that taking the omega-3 fatty acid DHA might offer a new way of protecting against traumatic brain injury. Although only preliminary, the results raise the "intriguing" possibility of preventive treatment with DHA in groups at high risk...
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Drought in our Future

War isn't the only thing that threatens human survival--an even bigger threat is lack of water. Despite the fact that Australia is experiencing incredible floods right...

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Pole Shift Underway

The magnetic North Pole is shifting and the poles may even flip--this is something geologists say happens regularly on the earth (NOTE: ...
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Food Price Fix

Consumers are rejecting genetically modified fruits and vegetables and turning to organics, which makes the people who run gigantic factory farms unhappy, because they're no longer making as much money as...
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MORE Bird Deaths!

First it was redwinged blackbirds falling out of the sky--in two places in the US and also in Sweden. Then it was thousands of dead fish. Now it's doves: A thousand of them have dropped out of the sky in Italy, all...
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Dead Zones

It's not just birds that are dying: Arkansas officials are investigating the death of 100,000 fish in a lake in a town near Little Rock and suspect disease is to blame. CNN quotes Game & Fish Commissioner Keith Stephens as saying, "The fish kill only affected one species...
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Unexplained Animal Deaths Worldwide--Updated with Map

UPDATE: Two million fish died in Chesapeake Bay on December 6. There have now been diebacks reported of birds and fish from the US, New Zealand, Sweden and the United Kingdom. The mystery started when thousands of red-winged blackbirds and starlings were found lying on the ground in a one-mile area in Beebe, a town about 40 miles from Little...
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Bee Death Conspiracy

In 2008, the USDA ordered a report on the impact of massive bee deaths on agriculture and the causes of colony collapse disorder (CCD), but some of the results of this report may have been kept SECRET. On PhysOrg.com, Kim Kaplan quotes researcher Edward B. Knipling as saying, "...
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Passing for Black

You've heard of black people "passing for white," but times have changed: Now many mixed-race people with a choice of which way to go are identifying themselves as black. But before they do this, maybe they should think twice: Drug use is usually associated with blacks and latinos,...
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Is the Military Going Green?

The military is one of our biggest users of fossil fuels and they want to reduce costs and make units in the field less vulnerable to attacks on supply lines necessary to transport petroleum-based fuels. To do this, they have invented solar cells that soldiers can roll up like a mat, transport, and unroll in a new location to start generating...
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An Amazing Discovery

We have the first evidence that there are other universes out there. The nature of this evidence is quite extraordinary--there are indications that we have, in the past, COLLIDED with them.
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Prehistoric Cancer

Your genes are prehistoric and cancer is too. This disease is often blamed on modern pollution, but a new discovery of ancient royal burial site in Russia reveals that...
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Another Superstorm Prediction Comes True

The Master of the Key mentioned that the collapse of an ice dam in the Laurentian sea and subsequent cooling due to winds blowing from the arctic led to the last superstorm. Meteorologists says that there's a link between the unusually cold winter in the UK and the "superstorm" in...
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Your Genes are PREHISTORIC

Our minds may be modern but our genes are prehistoric, which is the reason we have so much trouble losing weight! In addition to fast food, desk jobs, and inertia, there is one more thing to blame for unwanted pounds-our genome, which has apparently not caught up with...
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The Drinking Gene

Scientists have found there's a gene that leads to alcoholism, a trait which runs in certain societies, such as the Irish and Native Americans, more than in others. Now they have found ANOTHER gene that protects against it (as well as a post-New Year's hangover cure). This gene variant is associated with a person’s response to alcohol. For...
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