Scientists know the Earth’s magnetic poles are getting ready to flip, so they plan to study an ice core shipped from Antarctica that can tell them what happened to the Earth the last time this occurred. They’ll also be able to find out what the climate was like the last time Earth was in its current orbit?without the global warming caused by manmade pollution. This will tell them how much of the current warming is natural, and how much has been caused by us.

Magdeline Pokar writes in New Scientist that the ice core dates back at least 750,000 years, making it the oldest continuous ice core ever drilled. The gases and particles trapped in the layers of the ice reveal information about the Earth’s climate and atmosphere, including periods of global warming.
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Chris Idzikowski, of the Sleep Assessment and Advisory Service, has linked each of the the six most common sleeping positions to a personality type. He says, “We are all aware of our body language when we are awake but this is the first time we have been able to see what our subconscious posture says about us.”

The most common sleep position, used by 41% of the 1,000 people he surveyed, is the “fetus” position. If you sleep all curled up, you’re tough on the outside but have a sensitive heart. You’re shy when you first meet someone, but you relax later. Twice as many women sleep this way as men.
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Ghosts are haunting a police station in Kentucky and a government building in Australia. Kentucky cops are experiencing the usual strange ghostly phenomena, but in Australia, they’re seeing the apparition of a nun.

In Shelbyville, Kentucky, cops hear mysterious footsteps on the stairs, see doorknobs turning with no one on the other side and experience strange hot zones in an air-conditioned room. They finally called the Scientific Investigative Ghost Hunting Team (SIGHT) in Louisville, Ky. Ghostbuster Steve Conley says, “About 99% percent of the time we do find natural explanations for exposed activity. Here in this building it’s under renovation and there are some loose windows and some new doors installed that may be attributing to the activity occurring.”
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Shanghai, China’s largest city, is literally sinking because too many big buildings have been constructed there during the building boom of the last ten years. Skyscrapers made of heavy concrete and steel have been built over an area that was originally a drained swamp, and some of them may have to be taken down.

Rupert Wingfield-Hayes writes in BBC News that 3,000 high-rise buildings have gone up in the last decade and another 2,000 are in the planning stage. These plans may change, however, if the city sinks below the level of the Huang Pu river, which would cause constant floods. Some of the buildings still standing may have to be torn down and replaced with smaller, lighter weight construction.

Big changes will have to come, or it may be our final more