UPDATE – In the London Daily Mail, Nick Pope updates the Roswell mystery in an amazing new way. He reports that Lieutenant Walter Haut, who was the public relations officer at the base in 1947 who issued the original press release after the UFO crash on the orders of his base commander, Col. William Blanchard, left a deathbed affadavitconfirming details of the incident. Haut died last year, but he left a sworn affidavit to be opened only after his death. The contents of that deathbed testimony have now been revealed, and they support details in Whitley Strieber’snovel Majestic, which were relayed to him by General ArthurExon. UPDATE: keep reading to find out how you can see this avadavit for yourself.read more

Many things can cause a species to disappear: including poaching (for food or medicine) and habitat destruction. It turns out that one of these things is NOT war.

Aerial surveys by the Wildlife Conservation Society confirm the existence of more than 1.2 million white-eared kob, tiang antelope and Mongalla gazelle in Southern Sudan, where wildlife was thought to have vanished as a result of decades-long conflict. Despite the war, some species of wildlife in Southern Sudan, last surveyed more than 25 years ago, have not only survived but have thrived. Is this because humans are too busy fighting to hunt?
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The event that leveled many acres of trees 100 years ago in Siberia has long been a mystery. The mystery has now been solved.

The Tunguska explosion in 1908 was rumored to have been caused by some sort of explosive device being tested by Russia, but now scientists know that the trees were knocked down by a comet or asteroid, that exploded in the atmosphere with the force of a thousand atomic bombs. How do they know??They’ve found the crater. It?s now Lake Cheko, which is shallow and bowl-shaped.

In BBC News, Paul Rincon quotes Italian researcher Giuseppe Longo as saying, “We have no positive proof this is an impact crater, but we were able to exclude some other hypotheses, and this led us to our conclusion.”

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