News Stories

December 2013

Science explains why New Year's Resolutions are so hard to keep

It's that time of year again, as we watch an old year slip into a memory and prepare to greet a brand new year, pulsing with possibilities, each new day waiting like a blank page to be filled with the next chapter of our life. The promise of a fresh start, like new snow unsullied by the footprints of our past mistakes, gives us an opportunity to...
read more

3D Printers: Will We Soon be Able to Print Out Replacement Body Parts?

3D printers are now being utilised for a variety of different mediums; in fact, there seems to be no limit to their potential.

In Britain, they are being used to create the ultimate chocolate gift by a company called ChocEdge. The company, which grew out of a University of Exeter project in 2012, can create a unique sculpture of your...
read more

Weekender: Defining mental illness: Is Modern Society Less Tolerant of the "Non-Conformist"?

What defines "normal" behavior in our modern society? How do we perceive those whose actions push the boundaries of accepted stereotypes? Are they regarded merely as eccentric, unusual, original, or a little quirky? Or are those who "dance to a different beat" actually suffering from a form of mental illness?
read more 1 comment

Christmas Special: Is a Virgin Birth Scientifically Possible?

As around 45% of the world prepares to celebrate Christmas and the birth of Jesus Christ, there are those who will question the truth behind the world's most famous legend.
read more 12 comments

Another Severe Storm Hits Britain

Another severe storm lashed the U.K. on Monday, leaving two people dead and a trail of destruction in the wake of its fury.
Many rail, air and ferry services were disrupted, and it was chaos on the nation's roads, with the U.K's Network Rail declaring that storm damage was worse than that caused by recent super-storm Jude.

The U...
read more

Ladies! The Answer to your Christmas Dieting Troubles is here...

If you are a lady and you are worried about how you will resist the abundance of festive food this Christmas, then Microsoft may have the answer for you.

Girls, forget the "Smartphone", now you can put the "Smartbra" on your Christmas list! This handy new device will ensure that you stay off Santa's "naughty...
read more

Singing Songs Can Give You a Merry High

For those of us who are not members of a choral group or band, Christmas is the time of year when we are most likely to exercise our vocal chords and do some carol-singing, but research studies confirm that we should not wait until the festive season to search out our singing voices and belt out our favourite tunes.

Scientists and...
read more

Weekender: Incontrovertible Evidence of Saudi 9-11 involvement?

On 9th September, 2001, the world's worst terrorist attack occurred, killing almost 3000 people. The official explanation for the terrible terrorist attacks that occurred on 11th September 2001, that the attacks were perpetrated by the terrorist group, al Qaeda, has been relentlessly disputed by researchers. In the four co-ordinated incidents...
read more 7 comments

Evidence that Climate Change Caused Mass Extinction on Earth

The effects of climate change have caused mass-extinction type events previously in Earth's history, say scientists.

Members of a U.N.-sponsored research team with members from Appalachian State University’s Department of Geology have found evidence for catastrophic oceanographic events associated with climate change and a mass...
read more

Time Travel is Possible, Say Scientists

The subject of time travel has intrigued both scientists and science-fiction writers alike for centuries, but now scientists are suggesting that the concept is theoretically sound.

Back in September of this year, UK physicist, Professor Brian Cox, declared that time travel was certainly possible, but only to the future and not to the...
read more 7 comments

Acupuncture is an Effective Alternative to Codeine

 In February 2013, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) banned the use of codeine as a pain-reliever for children after tonsillectomies. Doctors were forced to look for a safer alternative, and have looked to the ancient art of acupuncture to provide an viable substitute.

A recent study, conducted by Dr. James Ochi, used...
read more 1 comment

Podesta has Expressed Interest in Revealing Truth about Alien Life

The truth is out there, and it seems that the man who is intent on revealing it has returned to the White House staff. Former chief of staff in the Clinton administration, John Podesta, has recently been appointed as President Obama's newest advisor, though his advice may prompt some rather interesting debates between himself and the President....
read more 1 comment
See video

Weekender: Chakras and the Sacred Geometry of our Living Planet

For some, the concept of the seven 'chakras' or energy centers in the body is a difficult one to embrace, yet it appears that science has managed to provide evidence to confirm their existence. Chakra points have been accepted by mystics, saints, wise men and yogis as part of our spiritual body for centuries, but Dr. Hiroshimi Motoyama, a...
read more 3 comments
See video

More Weird World Weather: Snow falls in Egypt!

For the first time in over 100 years, several inches of snow have fallen in Cairo and the Sinai desert in Egypt, forcing the closure of ports on the Red Sea coast. In an area averaging less than an inch of rain each year, such snowfall is a very rare phenomenon.

Severe storm "Alexa" is responsible for the unusual weather;...
read more

The Healing Power of Light

The idea of healing using light energy sounds very "new-age", but the medical profession are beginning to understand that there isan incredible healing power hidden within the light spectrum.

The use of light, especially ultraviolet light, to treat medical conditions is known as "phototherapy". Natural sunlight...
read more

The Eyes Have It: New Diagnosis tool for Mental Illness

The power of the eye has always fascinated man, who has declared since ancient times that these enigmatic visual organs are "the mirrors of our soul". The latest developments in psychiatry may now add some weight to this concept, as a recent research study has indicated that the eye may hold the key to the diagnosis of severe mental...
read more

Fukushima: Risk of Future Massive Quakes in NW Pacific

Scientists have discovered the cause of the earthquake that caused the devastating tsunami in Japan in March 2011, and evidence suggests that there is a threat of future massive quakes in the same area.

The devastating tsunami that struck Japan’s Tohoku region in March 2011 was touched off by a submarine earthquake far more...
read more 3 comments

Europe Hit By Worst Storm for 60 Years

When it comes to predicting weather patterns, Whitley Strieber's forecasts are uncannily accurate. Beginning last summer, Unknown Country's Climate Watch began warning that violent weather would be seen in Europe and that flooding would be likely during the winter months. That prediction has...
read more

Thinking May Become Obsolete!

One of the most common complaints about social media is the banality of some status updates. Do we really need to know what our friends had for breakfast, or whether they couldn't get the stain out of their favourite shirt? It can be difficult to think of an endless supply of snappy statuses which are guaranteed to entertain and delight our...
read more

Weekender: Is Veteran's Administration Hiding Rendlesham Facts?

We have many reasons to thank our servicemen: for their bravery, for their focus and commitment, for their selflessness and now, it seems, for their unwitting decision to forfeit their basic human rights.
A court case is pending involving Tech. Sergeant John Burroughs and the Veterans Administration (VA) , who are preventing Burroughs from...
read more 1 comment
See video

Comet Ison: Gone in a Blaze of Glory

Sky-watchers had high hopes for the arrival of Comet ISON. It was forecast to be the 'comet of the century', and was destined to have had a significant impact on both the worlds of astronomy and astrology. Unfortunately, the predictions all fell short of the reality, as instead it evaporated in a blaze of glory as it rounded the sun.

...
read more 2 comments
See video

Step Forward in the Search for ET

The theory that there may be life on other planets both in our solar system and beyond seems to gain more credibility on an almost weekly basis. The latest reports from the Hubble telescope indicate that definite signs of water have been discovered on five exoplanets.
read more 1 comment

Is Cold Fusion Now A Reality?

Keeping up with the neighbours can be a real headache. You have just put down a new patio, and then the Bernsteens at Number 34 trump this by building a home cinema. Where do you go from there? Well, Italian inventor and entrepreneur, Andrea Rossi, may have developed the ultimate in home improvements, one which will leave your neighbours...
read more

Fukushima: A Continuing Threat?

The horrors of the Fukushima nuclear disaster have receded into the background for many as it no longer dominates the headlines, but in reality the threat continues and is being perpetuated by further incidents of adverse weather.

Typhoons hitting Japan have been contributing to the spread of radioactive substances leaking from the...
read more
Subscribe to Unknowncountry sign up now