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March 2012

Odd Cures

You may be eating and drinking some odd things in the future. There is striking new evidence that green, or unroasted, coffee beans can produce a substantial decrease in body weight in a...
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Buried City Found in Egypt

In a recent NASA satellite survey of Egypt, archaeologists discovered 17 pyramids that had been buried in the sand, as well as more than 1,000 tombs and 3,000 ancient settlements. Ground level excavations have already confirmed the existence of two of the pyramids. Ancient Egyptian buildings were made of mud brick, which is denser than the sand...
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You're More Likely to Die if You Take Sleeping Pills

Some foods can kill you, and it turns out that a good night's sleep can do it too--IF you use sleeping pills. According to a recent study, patients taking prescription sleep aids on a regular basis were nearly five times as likely as non-users to die over a period of two and a half...
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DNA Tests for Soldiers and Police?

The recent killing of Afghan civilians by an American soldier who undoubtedly had post traumatic stress disease--as well as the shooting of a black kid by a patrol officer here in the US--points out the need to identify soldiers and police who are vulnerable to PTSD BEFORE they are hired--but is this possible? It may be: scientists have identified...
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Fertilizer Company Poisoning Birds

Here's a possible cause of the aflockalypse: The company that makes Scotts Miracle-Gro fertilizer for your lawn could also be killing your songbirds.

Scotts pled guilty to charges that they illegally put insecticides into its "Morning Song" and "Country...
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Climate Change Means Less Flu

Why do we get the flu in the winter? It's basically because cold air and central heating both try out our nasal passages, so that we can't "catch" viruses before they get into our body and make us sick. Flu season can begin as early as October, and it usually ends in March or sometimes not until April. The average flu death rate per...
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The Pentagon is Sending a Starship on a 100 Year Journey

The Pentagon is planning to build a spacecraft that can travel outside our solar system on a hundred-year trip, reporting on what it finds along the way. Why would a financially-strapped military pursue such a project--are they searching for hostile ETs?
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Mysterious Sounds All Over the World

At our Dreamland Festival in May, one of the main things we're going to investigate are the mysterious sounds that are being heard all around the world...
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Is Bread Bad?

Red meat may be a killer, but what about bread--do carbohydrates really make us fat? Not all carbs are created equal when it comes down to how our bodies are process them. Carbohydrates, whether complex or simple are all converted to blood sugar. The greater the amount consumed the...
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Sea Levels on the Rise

Despite the fact that talk radio is still denying it, new research reveals that About 3.7 million Americans live within a few feet of high tide and risk being hit by more frequent coastal...
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Has a Robot Stolen Your Job?

No wonder you're out of work--today's factories are filled with robots. And in the not-so-distant future they will do even MORE than put parts together: Armies of robots will be nimbly be crawling up towers and skyscrapers to make repairs, so humans don’t have to.

Amazon.com is opening new warehouses that will use armies of...
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What Makes a Man Sexy

When it comes to the birds and the bees (NOTE: Subscribers can still listen to this show), women know what to look for. In birds, bright male...
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Hope for Gary McKinnon

Gary McKinnon, who may have Asperger's Syndrome and is accused of hacking into NASA computers in order to obtain UFO information, is fighting...
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You May Not Really Have Insomnia

We often worry about lying awake in the middle of the night--but it could be good for you. It turns out that the often recommended straight eight hours of sleep may actually be unnatural. Numerous literary and scientific writings from the past refer to a first sleep...
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Secrets of Snowflakes

The end may be cold, rather than hot--if that's the case, we'll see plenty of snowflakes. Snowflakes come in what seems like endless variety of shapes, although the verdict is out on whether or not no two are ever alike.
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Huge Spy Complex Being Built in Utah

The NSA (National Security Administration) is building a huge computer complex called The Utah Data Center, where they can spy on the rest of us in Bluffdale, a small town in Utah, which (until now) has mainly been known as a major center of Mormon polygamy. Once it's built, it will be over five times the size of the US Capitol in Washington, DC...
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Margarine Aggression

Trans fats (that's margarine!) make you more aggressive--should you switch to butter?

The emotions that have been tied to trans fats include irritability and outright aggression (hey, maybe your BOSS should switch to butter).

Science Daily reports that...
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Why Red Dresses are Sexy

Red is the color of "stop," but it's also the color of love, and a woman wearing red is often seen as giving "go" signals--either intentionally or unintentionally--to the men around her, and it makes men feel more amorous towards women too: When...
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Internet Routers Down Worldwide

Internet router hubs are down worldwide as if this afternoon. At present, routers are down in India, Iran, Singapore, Africa, Italy, Poland, Spain, Sweden, the UK (Milton Keynes), California (Anaheim), Canada (Ontario and Vancouver), Georgia, Iowa, Mexico (Chihuahua), Michigan, Georgia, parts of Texas, New Jersey (Atlantic City) and other...
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JFK Assassination--Did Castro Know Ahead of Time?

On the morning of November 22, 1963, the day Kennedy was killed, Fidel Castro ordered a senior intelligence officer who was monitoring CIA radio communications to concentrate on "any little detail, any small detail from Texas." Four hours latest, the news of Kennedy's assassination was broadcast. Did Castro know about this ahead of time...
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Red Meat Kills

According to a long-range study that examined the eating habits and health of more than 100,000 adults for more than 20 years, eating red meat, of any amount and any type, increases the risk of premature death. If eaten daily, a 3-ounce serving of unprocessed red meat, no bigger than a deck of cards, was associated with a 13% greater chance of...
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To Travel in Space, Slide Down a Wormhole

That's how Anne Strieber thinks the beings we call "The Visitors" get here.

In New Scientist, Sandrine Ceurstemont explains how you would do it: "First, you free fall through the...
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We're Hard-Wired for Happiness

Despite all the awful things that happen to human beings during their lifetimes, we seem to be genetically optimistic. When we marry, we never think we'll get divorced. When we get a new job, we don't expect to be fired. And it's...
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Feast or Famine in the Arab World

Here's one reason the Middle East is so unstable: In most Arab countries, it's feast or famine. Between 15% and 25% of Arab children under 5 are too short for their age and between 5% and 15% are underweight. Almost half of pregnant Egyptian women are anemic, due...
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Why We're No Longer Looking for Life on Mars

Just as NASA was about to solve the mystery of whether or not there is life on Mars, the world went broke and both NASA and the European Space Agency (ESA) had to back off on their plans to send astronauts and rovers there to find out. Two NASA missions to Mars--one in 2016 and...
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Mysterious Booms in US

On Earthfiles.com, Linda Howe reports that on Thursday, February 23, a low rumbling sound was heard in Arlington, Washington, from the morning through the night, growing in intensity at 7 p.m. It was so loud that several of the people who heard it say it vibrated the bones in their chests. Arlington is about 35 miles southeast of a Naval Air...
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An Unusual Use for an Unwanted Appliance

A rating system developed to promote sustainable roadway construction has awarded its first official certification to a project that incorporates porcelain from recycled toilets. The newly widened sidewalk also incorporates more than 400 recycled toilets.

Greenroads spokesman Jeralee Anderson says, "It's a big milestone for us....
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Saving Elephant Sex

If you could read an elephant's mind, would he be constantly thinking about sex? It's doubtful: Zookeepers in the US have a big problem--new elephant bloodlines are needed and it's hard to get enough elephant sperm.

The solution? Elephant sperm banks. The Pittsburgh Zoo has...
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Incredible UFO Photo Stolen by Government

UFO investigator Nick Pope says that the best photo of a UFO ever taken was snapped in Scotland, but government officials confiscated it and shredded it. It showed a diamond-shaped metallic craft about 10 feet in diameter and there seemed to be military jets in the background.

The Daily Record quotes Pope as saying, "This...
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The Impact of Ancient Sounds

Why did ancient peoples, without modern construction equipment, struggle so hard to build huge monuments? These monumental structures are found all over the world, from Easter Island to the pyramids of Egypt. Recent research suggests that they all have a common characteristic: they may have been specially designed to conduct and...
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