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July 2013

Administration Releases NSA Documents in Effort to Counter Rising Congressional Concern

Even as it continues to vigorously pursue the return of Edward Snowden to the United States to face trial and a long prison sentence, the Obama Administration is finding itself in a titanic battle to preserve funding for the National Security Agency. On July 24, the House of Representatives narrowly defeated an attempt by a coalition of...
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New Source of Stem Cells could Revolutionize Medicine

The use of stem cells is one of the most important breakthroughs in medical history. They can be used to recreate many body parts and are even being found to be a tool against cancer. But harvesting them has been notoriously difficult--until now.

It seems that harvesting stem cells for therapy might one day be as simple as asking...
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Art Bell Returns to the Air

Legendary radio host Art Bell is returning to the air on September 16 on Sirius XM Satellite Radio with a late-night program called 'Art Bell's Dark Matter.' Art ended his regular hosting of Coast to Coast AM in 2002, and has not been on the air since Halloween of 2010. The show will air from 10PM to 1AM...
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Who Governs Human Violence? Could be the Sun

In recent decades, researchers have found significant evidence of correlations between a variety of human events conditions and solar activity. Such ancient events as the collapse of Rome, the Hundred Years war and the 20th Century wars seem to be correlated to periods of intense solar activity. For example, a huge solar storm took place just days...
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JFK, Flight 800 Coverups Real

New information suggests that powerful individuals were involved in a coverup of the JFK assassination that led to the Warren Report's conclusion that Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone in killing the president. In addition, former NTSB investigators have come forward to demand that the Flight 800 case be re-opened, stating that the plane was...
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Mankind Needs to Understand Gravity: Here's Another Hint

If the human race remains trapped on Planet Earth, one way or another, we will eventually go extinct. The only way to prevent this is to express ourselves out into the surrounding galaxy and beyond in a significant way. But to do that we must understand and harness the force of gravity, and now a group of scientists have found some new hints that...
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Solving the Dark Matter Mystery Might also Solve the Mystery of Gravity

Only 4% of the universe is made of known material. Stars and gas in galaxies move so fast that astronomers have speculated that the gravity from a hypothetical invisible halo of dark matter is needed to keep galaxies together. However, a solid understanding of dark matter as well as direct evidence of its existence has remained elusive.
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Meteor Count May be on the Rise

The number of large meteors impacting Earth may be on the rise, but nobody's sure. In 2005, the American Meteor Society instituted a reporting system on their website that enabled members of the public to report bright meteors, otherwise classified as fireballs....
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Extremely Strange New Viruses Discovered

A pair of startlingly unique viruses twice the size of the largest known viruses have been discovered by a group of French scientists. They have a shape similar to a container, and a completely novel set of genes inside, which made their...
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Scientist Calls UFOs "Craft of a Supremely Advanced Technology"

Most scientists assume that aliens can't be here because interstellar travel is impossible. But Dr. Eric Davis of the Institute for Advanced Studies in Austin is saying that new discoveries mean that 'warp drives' may not as difficult to create as once thought. If so, then it is...
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Processed Foods Eaten in US Banned in Most Countries

The United States is one of the few  countries in the developed world where you can get sick from food you buy from your local grocery store. Many "fast foods," such as breakfast cereal, frozen entrees and sodas that are consumed every day in the US cannot be sold in Europe, since they contain chemicals that European regulators have...
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Fukushima--Steam, Contaminated Water Cause new Peril

On July 17 and 18 steam was observed rising from Fukushima Daiichi Reactor 3, raising concerns that the damaged reactor's nuclear reaction had started again. If this has happened, another large release of radioactive material from the planet is probable. Then, yesterday, Tokyo Electric Power admitted that radioactive groundwater had leaked from...
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Another Newly Discovered Asteriod Passesd Us July 22

Near-Earth asteroid 2013 NE19, which is about the size of a football field, passed within 2.6 million miles of Earth on July 22. There was no danger that it would strike Earth, but there is a concern because it was discovered just last Monday (July 15). Had it been aimed at Earth, we would have had just eight days to prepare. An object that size...
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Grandparents Determine Social Class of Grandkids

Social class was something that few Americans cared about, but "Downton Abby" has changed all that. Many of our ancestors emigrated to the US in order to AVOID social snubbing, but those who remained had to find their slot in the social pecking order. What determines this?

Unless you're a Royal (or married to one), it's...
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Unknowncountry Weekender: How to Go Private Online in a Data-Hungry World

Big Data—it means that everyone from the government to the average website can follow your every movement on the internet. Go to a website to look at a possible new car and the next thing you know, when you go to Facebook, car dealer ads are appearing on your page. Make an internet phone call, send an email—somebody’s watching,...
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HAARP is Shut Down

The High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program (HAARP) was closed down in May due to budget cuts, and the site in Gakona, Alaska has been abandoned. The site was closed down in May. Nobody is on site, buildings are locked and the power is turned off. HAARP's official website is no longer available. In the next two months, a government...

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We Have to Save Our Bees

Last year, half of all of California's bees died off, and bee populations across the world continued to plummet. The research is...
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World's Oldest Known Calendar found in Scotland

Scottish archaeologists have discovered the world's oldest known lunar calendar--a series of 12 large, especially shaped pits, around 10,000 years old, that were designed to mimic the various phases of the moon. The pits align perfectly on the midwinter solstice in a way that would have helped the hunter gathers of Mesolithic Britain keep accurate...
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Edgar Mitchell Tells Bloomberg News: UFO Coverup Must End

In an article on Bloomberg News, Apollo Astronaut Edgar Mitchell was asked about the Roswell incident, and replied that he had been contacted not only by the man who delivered the coffins to the base for the bodies found in the wreckage, but by descendants of other original Roswell observers. He went...
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Italy Says No to GMO Corn

The Italian agriculture, health and environment ministries have signed a decree banning the cultivation of a type of genetically modified corn, known as "YieldGuard," citing the crop's possible "negative impact on biodiversity." The corn has been modified to resist insect infestation.

Agriculture Minister Nunzia...
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Current Solar Max Quietest in Century: What Does This Mean for Our Weather?

Back in 2011, the sun was so quiet that researchers were speculating that it might be entering a long term period of lowered output. Now that the current solar max has reached its climactic months and is proving to be...
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Meet DARPA's ATLAS: Rescue Robot...or Terminator??

The Defense Advanced Projects Research Agency (DARPA) has created a humanoid robot test bed that could lead the way to the creation of machines intelligent enough to do tings like find people buried in rubble after earthquakes and enter 'hot' nuclear power plants. Also, presumably, to be used on the battlefield as 'land drones,' and in other...
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Rate of Extinction Reaches Historic Proportions

Many vertebrate species (that category includes us) would have to evolve about 10,000 times faster than they have in the past to adapt to the rapid climate change expected in the next 100 years.

Scientists analyzed how quickly species adapted to different climates in the past, using data from 540 living species from all major groups...
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People Buried with Love and Honor 15,000 Years Ago

It has been known since the discovery of Neanderthal burials in Shanidar Cave in northern Iraq that they buried their dead with love and honor, and now it has been discovered that modern human were also doing this. The Neanderthal burials date from 60...
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UK Man Says UFOs Stole His Car and His Pet Dog

One of the strangest cases in the British Ministry of Defense's recent final release of UFO cases concerned a 17 year old boy who had been camping in Cardiff when he had witnessed 10 to 15 orange balls of light spirit his car away with his bulldog puppy inside. Neither the car nor the dog were ever seen again. If true, this improbable...
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Strange Sounds July 9 in Florida, Canada and Brazil

Throughout 2012, strange sounds were heard in many parts of the world, beginning with a sensational sound in the Ukraine. A spectacular event took place in Spain on April 10, and now on July 9, strange sounds have been r...
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Voyager Enters Unknown Region of Space

Voyager I was launched 36 years ago and it speeds through space at the rate of about 38,000 miles an hour. As it passes the outer limits of the solar system, it seems to be entering a bizarre and mysterious region more than 11 billion miles from Earth that scientists are struggling to make sense of.

NASA says," It's a region...
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New Discovery Suggests Jesus was Married

A newly-discovered fourth-century fragment of papyrus may be the only existing ancient text quoting Jesus explicitly referring to having a wife.
Christian historian Karen King says the text contains a dialogue in which Jesus refers to"“my wife," whom he identifies as Mary. King says the fragment of Coptic script is a copy of...
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Asiana Pilot: 'I Was Blinded by a Bright Light'

FAA investigators said Wednesday that the pilot flying Asiana Airlines flight 214 told them that he was blinded by a bright light when 500 feet above the ground. It was at that altitude that the pilots began attempting to make control adjustments in order to increase the plane's speed and avoid a crash. The blinding of the chief pilot, who was at...
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New Study: ADHD Drugs Don't Help Kids in School

Taking ADHD medicines like Ritalin and Adderall in order to improve kids' performance in school doesn't work--it can even make kids violent (NOTE: Subscribers can still...
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