Scientists at NASA have found a new way to combat global warming: move the Earth to a cooler spot, farther away from the Sun. This may more than double the time that life can survive on our planet.

The Sun will increase in brightness in the next billion years, and if the Earth stays in its present orbit, all life will be eliminated. If we aim comets at Earth, it will be nudged out of its orbit into a cooler part of the solar system.

?The technology is not at all far-fetched,? says Dr. Greg Laughlin of NASA. ?It involves the same techniques that people now suggest could be used to deflect asteroids or comets heading towards Earth. We don?t need raw power to move Earth, we just require delicacy of planning and maneuvering.?
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The crop circle pictured here appeared on June 3 at Wakerley Woods, Barrowden, Northamtonshire. Local residents had not seen it the day before its appearance, suggesting that it may not be hoaxed. Further testing will be needed before it can be identified as a certain unknown.

Researcher Geoff Stray has observed what may be some important relationships between this circle and the Mayan calendar. The Mayans had a calendar that included some ‘long count’ cycles, one of which has been of great interest recently because it ends in December, 2012.

The end of this cycle, known as the 13-Baktun Cycle, was predicted to involve profound changes and upheavals, including a complete revision of the whole nature of mankind.
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?I?ve got a war on my hands here,? says Scott Overson of the USDA, referring to the recent plague of crickets in Utah. ?They?re cannibals. They?ll eat anything, including each other.? Just one Mormon cricket can consume up to 38 pounds of forage in its brief life of several months.

Utah Governor Michael O. Leavitt has declared an agricultural emergency to help combat the infestation of crickets and grasshoppers that have affected 1.5 million acres and caused at least $25 million in crop damage.

?We?ll never get rid of them, says Edward J. Bianco, the state?s head entomologist. ?We?ll be fighting them for 200 years. But the ultimate goal now is to control their population to where there is no economic damage to farmers.?
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Four canisters of the deadly nerve gas sarin were discovered at the Rocky Mountain Arsenal in Colorado. The canisters, each the about the size of a grapefruit, were found in the same scrap pile where six sarin containers were found last fall. These were placed in an a special chamber and destroyed by remote-controlled bombs in January and February.

Officials don?t yet know if the newly-discovered canisters are M-139 bomblets, like the ones found earlier. Each M-139 contains 1.3 pounds of sarin that, when detonated, can kill people up to 900 feet away. The canisters were designed to be delivered as part of a cluster bomb.
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