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October 2012

Why Are People So Crazy? Reality TV!

One of the reasons that people may vote against their own interests is the popularity of Reality TV shows. We begin to exhibit symptoms and behaviors indistinguishable from what the...
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Find a Paranormal Profession

The recession has hit some people harder than others. For instance, how does a Wiccan, psychic investigator,...
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Can GM Foods Modify US?

Most of the corn sold in the US, even in health food stores, is genetically-modified (GM), and is engineered to produce its own toxic pesticide. When insects attack it, the toxin from the plant splits open their stomachs and kills...
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Deserts Were Once Wet--On Mars as Well as Earth

The deserts of Utah and Nevada have not always been dry: Between 14,000 and 20,000 years ago, valleys throughout the desert southwest filled with water to become large lakes, which--at their maximum--covered about a quarter of both those states. And a dry stream bed has been found on Mars--was this "red desert" planet ALSO once covered...
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Special Offer Ends at Midnight Monday

Despite all the warnings (NOTE: Subscribers can still listen to this show), there really IS going to be a 2013, and you can make your especially beautiful by using Lucy Pringle's...
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When a Comet Exploded in the Air

Ever since the publication of the groundbreaking book the Cycle of Cosmic Catastrophes in 2006, a controversy has raged about whether or not the explosion of a comet over southern Canada almost 13,000 years ago might have led to the...
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What Makes People Snap?

Sometimes it's road rage. In one case it was a customer at a fast food restaurant throwing a burger at a cashier when he discovered they'd forgotten to add the pickles. What triggers the proverbial "straw that breaks the camel's back?"

Why do adults throw tantrums over small provocations?...
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Beware of Ipad Insomnia

One of the main causes of insomnia is watching TV in bed, but turning off the TV and picking up a book doesn't help, if the book you're reading is on a back lit e-reader.

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Good Morning!

Ever wondered why you wake up in the morning--even when the alarm clock isn't ringing? Researchers have identified a new component of the biological clock, a gene responsible for starting the clock from its restful state every morning.

The biological clock...
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We Need Robot Laws

We need laws on Earth, we need laws in space, and some people think that, since robots will work directly with...
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Quitting Makes You Nicer

Quitting smoking makes you healthier AND it makes you nicer. And it turns out that while blacks have a harder time quitting, there is no difference in the quitting ability between the sexes...
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Slow Motion Disaster

A process that began 50 million years ago-- the slow motion breakup of the Indo-Australian tectonic plate into two pieces--isn't over yet. In fact, they think it caused the two massive April 11 earthquakes beneath the Indian Ocean off the coast...
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Special Offer for One Week Only

Despite all the warnings (NOTE: Subscribers can still listen to this show), there really IS going to be a 2013, and you can make your especially beautiful by using Lucy Pringle's...
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Gigantic Eyeball Found on Florida Beach

Beachcombing is a tougher job than it seems to be: First it was severed feet (still wearing sneakers!) washing up on beaches of Canada. Now it's a giant eyeball washing up on the Florida shore. Could...
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When Medicine Kills

The US now spends around $15 billion a year fighting illegal drugs that are often grown on foreign soil, while medicines that are produced right here in the US are killing people. No one knows exactly what share of medicines are fake, badly made, or stolen.

Bad drugs are a global problem, especailly in "third world"...
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Private Spacecraft Docked at ISS

It's a first! Space X has created a cargo craft that brought supplies to the International Space Station on October 10th, a task that NASA usually takes care of. Space X has signed a $1.6 billion contract with NASA for 11 more cargo trips.

Among other items, it brought the astronauts up there a special treat: ice cream (...
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Scuzzy Astronauts

It's illegal to litter by throwing your trash out the car window, but it turns out that astronauts do it all the time. In fact, they throw their DIRTY UNDERPANTS out the window (they actually pack them into a used Progress capsule to be incinerated in the atmosphere).
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Government Won't Release Secret JFK Assassination Documents

What are they hiding? (NOTE: Subscribers can still listen to this show). The National Archives says it won't release the over 1,000 secret assassination documents they are holding, due to the insistence of the CIA...
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Different Sexes Laugh at Different Jokes

Both men and women seem to believe that men are funnier than women. And men are particularly responsive to other men's humor. Women, however, find men funnier because they mistakenly attribute funny things to men. Women often say they prefer a man who...
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Fat Pills

The bacteria that lives in all of our guts may explain why we're fat. Farmers fatten up their livestock by feeding them antibiotics and when we eat meat and poultry,...
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Educated People Got in Deeper

During the recent financial crisis, it was the very people you'd think would KNOW BETTER who went most deeply into debt--the BETTER EDUCATED consumers!
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The Pain Problem

In our latest Insight, we post a wise letter from a reader, who gives Whitley some wonderful advice about his pain problem.

Among other things, he suggests that,...
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The 2013 Crop Circle Calendar is Here!

And yes, despite all the warnings (NOTE: Subscribers can still listen to this show), there really IS going to be a 2013, and you can make yours especially beautiful by using Lucy Pringle's magnificent,...
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Repair Your Brain

What kind of shape is YOUR brain in? Have you had an injury that has affected the way it functions? (NOTE: Subscribers...
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Black Holes Mean a Permanent Exit

A black hole is a region in space where the pull of gravity is so strong that nothing, not even light, can escape. Black holes billions of times bigger sive than our sun may be at the heart of most galaxies, and astronomers have now discovered one in the center of a galaxy 50 million light years away that contains the mass of 6 billion suns--and...
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Dinosaur Doom

Planets die (NOTE: Subscribers can still listen to this provocative interview). The Earth is still alive, despite having had at least two major extinctions in the past.

The most-studied mass extinction in Earth...
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Lying is Unhealthy

There's nothing wrong with a little white lie occasionally--it's the big ones that bother us. But there's justice in the world: It turns out that liars are LESS HEALTHY than the rest of us, and that...
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Our Poles are Wandering Around

Earth's axis is shifting, causing the geographic locations of the North and South Poles to change or "wander." This has happened several times (NOTE: Subscribers can still listen to...
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How Do We Recognize People? By Their Teeth!

Anne Strieber asked herself this question after she recovered from a brain aneurysm and found she had a hard time doing it. Later, she found out that sometimes...
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