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June 2012

Poll Says Obama Best if Aliens Invade

A recent National Geographic poll says that the public believes that Obama would be more effective at dealing with an alien invasion than...
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Your Next Teacher May Be a Mind-Reading Robot

AND despite being a machine, the robot may even be a BETTER teacher--NO WONDER machines are taking over our jobs! (NOTE:...

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An End to the Controversy: There IS Water on Mars

A new study leads researchers to conclude that there is an extensive amount of water in the interior of Mars, a conclusion that is very different from earlier speculations. Astronomers discovered this by...
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The End of Hummers?

It's hard to believe, but true: the demise of a tall, willowy plant called the glacier lily, that grows in mountain meadows throughout western North America, could mean the end of hummingbirds. It flowers early in spring, when the first bumblebees and hummingbirds appear--...
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How to Tell if You're Depressed

Check your internet usage. Do you check your e-mail compulsively? Watch lots of videos? Switch frequently among multiple Internet applications--from games to file downloads to chat rooms? Yep, you're depressed, all right.
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Is That Fukushima Debris Dangerous?

The operator of the Fukushima nuclear plant has been dumping almost a thousand tons per DAY of radioactive water into the Pacific ocean. Will the Pacific ocean dilute this enough so that it's harmless once it reaches our shores? And what about the debris ...
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Russians Accused of Raining on Protest Parade

A member of the Russian parliament accused the Kremlin of using chemicals to induce the torrential downpours that soaked tens of thousands of demonstrators at an anti-Putin demonstration, causing them to disband more than an hour before the protest was scheduled to end....
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Hotel Hygiene--How Clean is That Room?

Think your desk is filthy? What about your hotel room? We all hope the room we rent is clean and hygienic, but we have no way of knowing how clean it really is. If...
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Do Drugs Make Better Mediums?

Some people are born psychic, while others sometimes become psychic after a brain injury, the way Anne Strieber did. Others can be temporarily psychic. Still...
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Fukushima Radiation May Save the Tuna

Could there be something GOOD about Fukushima? We may be worried about bluefin tuna from Japan bringing radiation our way, but the FISH don't need to be worried: It's been discovered that radiation may save the species. Bluefin tuna are among the most imperiled...
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We are What We Wear

Women are often thought of as frivolous because of their obsession with fashion, but there's a sound psychological basis for this: It turns out that if you wear a white coat that you believe belongs to a doctor, your ability to pay attention increases, but if you wear the same white coat that you're told belongs to a painter, you will show no such...
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Baltic Object Investigation: More Questions Than Answers

The Ocean X team returned from their first expedition investigating the mysterious object they discovered in the Baltic Sea with more questions than answers. This mysterious...
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YOU'RE a Dissident Now

When you watch the "Arab Spring" protestors on the nightly news, there's something you should know: our own government plans to monitor activity on social networks in order...
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Bones of the Baptist May Have Been Found

John the Baptist roamed far and wide, but did he end up in what is today's Bulgaria? His bones may have, anyway, but they may have been taken there after his death in a relic.

The handful of bones was found in 2010 by Romanian archaeologists Kazimir Popkonstantinov and Rossina Kostova while they were excavating an old church site on...
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Summer Treats for Subscribers

We have LOADS of special treats for our subscribers right now. You have a coupon that gets you a beautiful, hardcover copy of Whitley's wonderful novel Hybrids for only $5 (it makes great beach reading).

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Economic Recovery--Prepare for Alien Invasion

We don't seem to know how to fix the economic crisis, but economist Paul Krugman thinks aliens might be able to do it--or at least human preparation for an alien invasion could do it. Since we ended the Great Depression with Government spending--and eventually with spending for World War II--preparing...
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Nazi Rocket Scientist at Roswell During UFO Crash

Wernher von Braun was one of the most important rocket developers and advocatess of space travel in the 20th century. An ex-Nazi scientist, he came to the US after the war as part of the "Paperclip" program, and worked for us at the White Sands Proving Ground in New...
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Meteors Ground Planes

We've heard of Icelandic volcanoes affecting planes and even meteors hitting people, but this is the first time we've herd of a meteor shower grounding planes, but that's what happened right here in the US:...
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Legendary City of Gold May Have Been Discovered

In the 1500s, the Conquistadors penetrated the jungles of Honduras in search of a legendary city said to be filled with gold (NOTE: Subscribers can still listen to this show). Hernando Cortez and his...
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The Killer Asteroid

That asteroid that hit the earth 13,000 years ago was a killer, all right--it triggered an ice age that wiped out most of the large animals on Earth. Melted glass buried deep within the Earth at sites around the world confirms the theory that a comet or meteor was responsible.

In the June 12th edition of the Los Angeles Times, Thomas...
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Whale songs? Chicken Talk!

Animals are trying t communicate with us, but we don't know how to interpret their sounds. For instance, chickens can’t speak, but they can definitely make themselves heard. Most people who have visited a poultry farm will recall chicken...
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Summer Treats for Subscribers

We have LOADS of special treats for our subscribers right now. You have a coupon that gets you a beautiful, hardcover copy of Whitley's wonderful novel Hybrids for only $5 (it makes great beach reading). 
 
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Drones May be Targeting YOU

It is the intention of the United States government to destroy privacy in America, and a big part of this evil is the planned deployment of 30,000 drones that will be able to monitor in detail the movement and...
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Elephants Travel Miles to Say Goodbye to Their Favorite Human

The Delight Makers Website reports that "For 12 hours, two herds of wild South African elephants slowly made their way through the Zululand bush until they reached the house of late author Lawrence Anthony, the conservationist who saved their lives. The formerly violent, rogue elephants, destined to be shot a few years ago as pests, were...
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Insect-Eating Plants Becoming Vegetarian

It's not a matter of the plants making a moral choice, it's a result of too much rain. Scientists studying carnivorous plants in Swedish bogs found that the extra nitrogen deposited in the soil from rain reduced how many insects the plants trapped. Pollution from cars and power...
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Become Entangled and Travel Instantly From Place to Place

Will "Star Trek" type travel--teleportation--ever become possible?

It's not yet possible for humans, but it IS possible with atomic particles which have...
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Pole Shift Steady--But Not for Long

Every 11 years, during the high point of the sun's activity cycle, the magnetic field on the sun reverses completely. Does this have any effect on the Earth (which has its own pole shift?)

Space scientists agree that the switch is imminent at the north pole, well in...
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Your Office is Loaded With Germs

Here's another way men and women are different: Men's offices have more bacteria than women's offices. Also, New York City offices have more germs in them that San Francisco offices (and what about the bathrooms...
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Human Growth Hormone Doesn't Build Muscles

All those baseball players got in trouble for no reason: new research reveals that exercise-related testosterone and growth hormone do NOT play an influential role in building muscle after weightlifting, despite conventional wisdom suggesting otherwise.

Bodybuilders--and professional athletes--who try to manipulate those hormones...
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