Includes Upside Down Plants – Overnight on May 13-14, one of the strangest groups of crop formations ever seen appeared on a farm near Schiphol Airport in the Netherlands. Three large circles were created by something that flattened and scorched the crops, leaving odd changes in the remaining stalks and in the soils. The owners of the field heard and saw nothing, even though the circles were formed just steps from their house. Their dogs did not bark and their horses remained undisturbed. The damage to the crop in the circles was total, and the affected plants are dead and will not grow back. Ridges in the soil suggest that it had been worked with some sort of tool. The ridges form an imperfect spiral.
A new study used an electron microscope to show that two of the best known crystal skulls, which are on display at the British Museum in London and the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC, are modern fakes, because they were created with tools that were not available to the ancient Mayans or Aztecs. But that doesn’t mean that ALL of the skulls are fakes.
During a political season like this one, some candidates claim that immigration leads to high crime rates, but a new study shows that immigrant neighborhoods actually experience LESS violence.
The oldest child in a family is usually the most successful. Even identical twins are not really identical. And for some reason, the marriages that produce the most children are unions between distant cousins.
New research shows that first-born children get about 3,000 more hours of quality time with their parents between ages 4 and 13 than the next sibling gets when they pass through the same age range, which is probably why older children tend to get more education, make more money and score higher on IQ tests. Economist Joseph Price says, “We’ve known for a long time that eldest children have better outcomes, and these findings on quality time provide one explanation why.”