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June 2013

Record US Heat Wave to Worsen

A heat wave that has broken records across the western United States is expected to worsen over the next few days. Temperatures have broken records across much of the western half of the country, with a high of 115 in Las Vegas and 119 in Phoenix on Saturday. San Antonio, Texas reached 108, a record for that city. Death Valley temperatures...
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Star Might Have THREE Habitable Planets

Astronomers have identified a star system just 22 light years from Earth with three planets that could potentially harbor life. The Gliese star system is easy to locate in the constellation Scorpius. The two main stars, Gliese 667A and B, are visible to the naked eye, but the one with the planets, Gliese 667C, requires a telescope to see....
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The Ability to Throw Made Us Human

Scientists have discovered that one of the primary things that has made us human is a surprising one: our ability to throw.

Researcher Neil T. Roach proposes that this ability first evolved nearly 2 million years ago to aid in hunting. Humans are unique in their throwing ability, even when compared to our chimpanzee cousins.
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Another Leaker under Investigation--this Time the US Military's Second in Command

In November of 2010, the existence of the Stuxnet virus was disclosed to reporters. The virus had been used by the US in a hacking attack to cause centrifuges in Iranian uranium enrichment facilities to fail, setting their nuclear weapons program back years. It turns out that this particular leak wasn't carried out by a low-level individual, but...
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New Brain Discovery May Enable Abduction Proof

Archeologists usually investigate ancient sites, but what if neurologists could dig into the brain's past and uncover the history of past experiences? Recent brain studies have revealed that spontaneous waves of neuronal activity in the brain bear the imprints of earlier events for at least 24 hours after the experience has taken place. This...
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British Ministry of Defense UFO Document Release Designed to Kill Media and Public Interest

WASHINGTON, June 26, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/
A claim by the British Ministry of Defence that UFOs have no defense significance is "designed solely to keep Parliament, the media and the public off our backs," according to former MoD UFO Desk administrator Nick Pope.
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NASA to Fight Killer Asteroids--Finally

NASA has finally decided to try to do something about dangerous asteroids that may be headed for Earth. They have announced a new "Grand Challenge" to find all dangerous space rocks and figure out how to stop them. But...
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Why was Edward Snowden Hired?

Edward Snowden first contacted Guardian reporter Glenn Greenwald as early as February, apparently in an effort to communicate his growing desire to leak secret documents. He had worked for the CIA up until 2009 when his work history becomes cloudy. On May 16, he offered Washington Post reporter Barton Gellman information on the Prism program. All...
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Senator Introduce Bill to Rein in NSA Snoopers

Senator Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy introduced a bill yesterday that is designed to place controls over intelligence agency snooping without compromising security. The 72-page bill combines parts of proposals from other senators who have long sought to control the extended government reach that comes from provisions of the Foreign...
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New Video Strongly Suggests 'Chupacabra' an Unknown Species

A video taken by a motorist in South Texas reveals that the gait, tail, rear hips and nose of an unknown creature that is becoming more common to the area probably isn't a coyote. Previously, many biologists had assumed that the creature was a coyote with a disease called sarcoptic mange...
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Tick Bite Triggering New Allegry to Meat

A new, potentially severe allergic reaction to red meat is being detected in people bitten by the Lone Star Tick. Delayed anaphylaxis--a severe, life-threatening allergic reaction-- to meat is a new syndrome identified initially in the southeastern United States. Patients may wake up in the middle of the night with hives or anaphylaxis usually...
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Psychic Accused of Scam Wins Lawsuit

British psychic Sally Morgan has won a $200,000 settlement plus her legal costs from the Daily Mail after the paper accused her of using an earpiece to scam a Dublin audience into believing she received messages from the dead. The suit alleged that some audience members had heard staffers backstage saying things that she then repeated onstage by...
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What Happened to Michael Hastings?

Michael Hastings, a contributor to Rolling Stone and BuzzFeed, died on Tuesday morning in a fiery automobile accident in Los Angeles at the age of 33. The engine of the 2013 Mercedes he was driving was found a hundred feet from the burned out ruin of the car itself. When the accident took place, local residents thought a bomb had exploded. ...
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Fukushima--It's Getting Worse, not Better

Tokyo Electric Power Company's Fukushima-Daiichi nuclear power station was destroyed in the Tohoku earthquake and tsunami on March 11, 2011, but instead of the cleanup reducing radiation leaks, it has now become clear that extremely dangerous Strontium-90 is entering regional ground water at an ever increasing rate. This is believed to come from a...
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Ghost Hunters Allegedly Shot At

A ghost-hunter chasing women was arrested for allegedly firing a BB gun at a car that stopped near her home so its occupants could explore a "haunted tunnel." The group had heard the tunnel was haunted and planned to take some photos of it.

Nearby neighbor, 28-year-old Brandi Lea Amey, came out of her home and told the group...
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Former NTSB Investigators Claim TWA Flight 800 Shot Down

Unknowncountry.com and Whitley Strieber have been questioning the TWA Flight 800 story since 1996 when, Strieber has always believed, the plane was destroyed by a missile. The destruction of the plane in a fireball that killed 230 people was falsely attributed by the National Transportation Safety Board to an internal explosion, and...
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Revolt Spreads in Brazil as Turkish Crisis Continues

Mass demonstrations are sweeping Brazil as the Turkish prime minister appears ready to call in the army to bring a violent end to protests in that country. The Arab Spring began in the wheat fields of Russia and the Ukraine in 2008, when both countries embargoed exports due to extreme drought conditions and plummeting crop yields. Across the...
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Where the Fattest Americans Are

What region in the US is the fattest? We used to assume it was the South, but Southern researchers dispute that--they say it's the Midwest.
Statistician George Howard says, "The obesity epidemic is overwhelming the US, and there's this strong perception that Mississippi and Alabama are number one and number two in obesity--fighting for...
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Massive Worldwide Bee Decline Continues as Pesticide Companies Ramp Up the PR

On May 13 Unknowncountry.com reported that bee colonies in the United States have been devastated, and now similar devastation is being reported from the United Kingdom. If colonies continue to collapse at this rate, many primary food sources are going to become scarce due to...
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UFO Flashes Past in News Report

A UFO flashes past at 5:58 in this edition of the Keiser Report, an economics program on the English Language RT network. The program was being taped in London on June 13. Nobody involved appears to have been aware of the object, which moved past the window at a speed that seems far higher than would be the case with a bird. It is too...
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Uknowncountry Weekender: Life Experiences are Passed Down in Our Genes

A startling new study has answered a huge question: do our life experiences enter our genetic code? The incredible answer is, 'yes.' Your likes, dislikes and prejudices--you may think they originated with your own life experiences, but most of them came from your ancestors, via your GENES. Life experiences not only affect your genes, your mother's...
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New Study Warns of Pacific Northwest Megaquake

A study published yesterday by the School of Environment and Sustainability at Royal Roads University in Canada suggests that conditions in the Pacific Northwest are ripe for another megaquake on the order of the one that struck the region 313 years ago and swamped most of the area with tsunamis and devastating quakes. The area in question...
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Pole Shift May Happen Sooner than Expected

In 2011, scientists announced that the magnetic north pole was moving much faster than expected, changing position at a rate of 40 miles per year, and now recent measurements suggests that the movement may be accelerating. Magnetic pole shifts happen on average every 300,000 years. The last one took place 780,000 years ago, so the next one is long...
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Storm Leaves Midwest without much Damage

The storm system that developed yesterday over the midwest did not result in much damage. It has now moved east and will build again today, and there remains the possibility of tornadoes and damaging winds, including the high speed straight-line wind known as a derecho, which can move up to 80 miles and hour.

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Possible New Pyramids Discovered in Egypt

Satellite archaeology researcher Angela Micol has located what could be a very ancient pyramid complex in southern Egypt. The complex could also be the remains of a fortified settlement built in later times, during the Ptolemaic period. From above, though, the structures appear to be far...
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Rapid Sea Level Rise Means More Volcanoes, Earthquakes on the Way.

Unexpectedly rapid melting of polar ice and glaciers between 2005 and 2011 caused a rise in global sea levels of another 2/3rds of an inch, according to a study just published in Nature Geoscience. Increased water pressure against continental shelves is known to lead to destabilization of faults as well as compression of magma deposits under...
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Newly Discovered Asteroid Passes Between Earth and Moon Tonight

Newly Discovered Asteroid Passed Between Earth and Moon Saturday Night

Asteroid 2013 LR6 will pass within 70,000 miles of Earth tonight, making its closest approach over Tasmania at 9:42 Pacific Time. The asteroid is 30 feet in diameter and NASA says it has no chance of striking our planet. What is a matter for concern, though, is that it was just discovered two days ago, on June 6. The discovery was made by NASA...
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New Scientific Wonders Echo Visitor Skills

Being constantly bombarded with bad news, it's hard to remember that we live in a world of wonders, and science promises real miracles ahead. A visitor once said to a close encounter witness, 'we rearrange atoms.' This would be the most powerful scientific tool ever created, literally like magic. The ability to rearrange atoms would mean that we...
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As NASA Expert Warns, Huge Hole Opens in Sun's Corona

A direct hit from an ejection of charged particles from the sun could be among the most serious of natural disasters, NASA head Charles Bolden warned Tuesday. Bolden spoke before scientists and industry members at the Space Weather Enterprise...
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The Baltic Anomaly: the Mystery Deepens

The Baltic Anomaly: the Mystery Deepens

The Baltic Anomaly, a strangely shaped object discovered last year at the bottom of the Baltic Ocean, has proved to be harder to fathom than researchers originally believed. It now appears that it might be far older than thought, possibly associated with an ancient mining operation. Last summer, our...
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