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April 2013

Next Time, Those Fertilizer Bombs Will Fizzle (Not Explode)

An engineer who trained US soldiers to avoid improvised explosive devices (IEDs) has developed a fertilizer that helps plants grow but can't detonate the type of bomb that was...
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Would Tracking the Gunshots Have Helped Catch the Boston Bombers?

You are walking down the street with a friend. A shot is fired. The two of you duck behind the nearest cover and you pull out your smartphone. A map of the neighborhood pops up on its screen with a large red arrow pointing in the direction the shot came from.

A team of computer engineers has made such a scenario possible by...
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Bigfoot or Bear?

Mystery Decomposing Foot--Bigfoot or Bear?

A decomposing foot was found in the woods near Quincy, Massachusetts by two boys, who collected it and brought it home. Police were informed, and it was determined by the local medical examiner that the foot was not human. Although it had five toes, it was far too large to be a human food. This has led to speculation that it could be remains...
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The Cure for Insomnia: Never Sleep Again

Here's a way to cure those restless nights--stop sleeping!

There just aren't enough hours in the day to get everything done. If there was a DISEASE that robbed us of one-third of our lives, we'd invent a medicine to cure it!

We don't really understand why we sleep in the first place. Different species vary widely in...
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Herpes Hinders Memory

If you've contracted Herpes, will your memory fly away? The virus that causes cold sores, along with other viral or bacterial infections, may be associated with cognitive problems.

A new study found that people who have had higher levels of infection in their blood (measured by antibody levels), meaning they had been exposed over the...
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Wake Up!

A new branch of science has to do with being zapped by light. Contactees (NOTE: Subscribers can listen to this provocative interview) often...
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Coastal Cities Set to Drown

With coastal areas bracing for rising sea levels, new research indicates that cutting emissions of certain pollutants can greatly slow down sea level rise this century.

A research team found that reductions in just FOUR pollutants that cycle comparatively quickly through the atmosphere could temporarily forestall the rate of sea...
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Kids Not Doing Well in School? Drug 'Em

We live in an age where more and more kids seem to have ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder), which makes them restless and inattentive in class. Nearly one in five high school age boys in the United States and 11% of school-age children over all have...
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Tiny Russian Specimen Similiar to Greer Alien

In 2007, a tiny body surfaced in Russia that appears to have been similar to the Atacama specimen featured in Dr. Steven Greer's Sirius Documentary. The Russian specimen was said to have been found in 1996 in the Urals by an elderly woman. It was alive at the time. Vadim Chernobrov, a Russian UFO investigator, said that a study of the...
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Scared of Death? Take Tylenol!

Thinking about death can cause us to feel a sort of existential angst that isn't attributable to a specific source. Now, new research suggests that the over-the-counter pain reliever acetaminophen may help to reduce this existential pain. Scientists say that BOTH physical and social pain--like bumping your head or being ostracized from friends--...
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Zap Your Addiction

The war on drugs isn't working, so it's time to shine some light on the subject. By stimulating one part of the brain with laser light, researchers have shown that they can wipe away addictive behavior in rats--or do the opposite: turn non-addicted rats into compulsive cocaine...
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Climate Improving but Scientists Don't Know Why

Scientists don't understand the recent slowdown in climate change that is occurring, DESPITE a rise in global greenhouse gas emissions.

Is God looking out for us? (NOTE: ...
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Animals Make Their Own Medicine

It's been known for decades that animals such as chimpanzees seek out medicinal herbs to treat their diseases, in order to alleviate their pain (NOTE: Subscribers can till listen to this story, as...
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Scans Reveal Hidden Mysteries

A team of archaeologists from the University of Southampton have used the latest in digital imaging technology to record and analyze carvings on an Easter Island statue. And those body scanners the TSA uses at the airport are having a major impact...
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One Moon May be Missing

The Earth may once have had two moons. If so, what happened to the other one?

There's another theory that says we may STILL have two suns (NOTE: Subscribers can still listen to this show)....
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Mind Reading

If rats can do it, we should be able to do it too.

A new computer program helps humans to do it. A new video game headband allows a person to use his mind to wag at rat's tail.

To send his command, he looks at a strobe light flickering on a computer screen, and a set...
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Why Beer Makes You Happy

It's not the alcohol, it's the TASTE--which is a trigger (for beer drinkers, anyway) for happiness.

The taste of beer, without any effect from alcohol itself, can trigger dopamine release in the brain, which is associated with drinking and other drugs of abuse.

Using brain imaging, researchers tested 49 men with two...
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Mother of Bombers: 'They were Set Up.' Grieving Mom or Terror Tactic?

Zubeidat Tsarnaeva, the mother of the Boston bombing suspects Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev claimed on CNN today that her sons were "set up." She said, “It’s impossible for them to, for both of them to do such things, so I am really, really, really telling you this is a set-up." She went on to claim that Tamerian...
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Boston Bomber's Last Tweet After the Bombing: "I'm a stress-free kind of guy."

The website Buzz Feed has released a report that appears to reveal the Twitter account of Boston bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. He went by the nickname Johar, and continued to tweet after the bombing. One tweet showed one of the most heart-rending images from the bombing, that of a...

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Planets Discovered That May Harbor Life

Three more Earth-like planets have been discovered by the Kepler Telescope, and it is becoming clear to scientists that there are Earth-like planets "everywhere," according to Kepler scientist Tom Barclay. Two of the planets are 1,200 light years away, and the other is 2,700 light years distant.

Kepler 62f and Kepler 62e...
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We May Have Alien DNA

The answer to whether or not we are alone in the universe could be hidden inside every cell in our body.

Astrophysicists Vladimir I. Cherbak and Maxim A. Makukov are looking for an intelligent signal embedded in our genetic code that...
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Biofuel Made of Horse Feces

We've heard all kinds of biofuel suggestions, but this one is the most bizarre.

Stepping into unexplored territory in efforts to use corn stalks, grass and other non-food plants to make biofuels, scientists have discovered a potential treasure-trove of...
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Print It? Careful of That Copyright!

It's getting so we can print whatever we need, from guns to guitars to...
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Closer Than Ever to Mars Travel

We're closer to going there than ever (and who knows what we'll discover when we get there? Subscribers can still listen to this show).

Astronauts could be a step closer to visiting Mars if they travel...
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Do You Really Want to Know?

Other than skin cancer, prostate cancer is the most common cancer in American men. The American Cancer Society's estimates for prostate cancer in the United States are that almost 240,000 new cases of prostate cancer will be diagnosed this year, and almost 30,000 of these men will die. About 1 man in 6 will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during...
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Sirius Alien not Fetal Material, but 6-8 Years Old at Death

The 'Atacama Humanoid' featured in the documentary 'Sirius,' to be released on April 22, was not a fetus as has been suggested by many commentators, but was 6 to 8 years old, according to the team producing the film. According to a press release issued today by the Sirius team, a...
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Supreme Court Decison Nears on Who Owns Your DNA

A few weeks ago, we told you that someone ELSE may own YOUR DNA. Almost every cell in your body contains a copy of your genetic code--can a private company patent it and sell it? The Supreme Court says, "no."
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Global Ocean Currents Faltering

The circulation of waters around the Antarctic continent is faltering, and could lead to the failure of currents around the world. If this happens, atmospheric circulation will also fail, with immediate and serious consequences for...
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Printing New Body Parts

Transplantation of body parts may soon become a thing of the past: We'll either regrow them or we'll PRINT them.

The idea of printing organs has moved beyond science fiction, as the technology of three-dimensional printing (in which layers of...
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Bird Flu Season Again

Many of us tend to ignore these warnings, since they turned out to be a sort of false alarm last time. Asians get bird flu directly from the ducks and geese they keep in cages, before they're...
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