Science Discovery Confirms Secret School ‘Lesson’

February 23, 2001
In Whitley Strieber's 1997 memoir of his childhood with the 'visitors,' the Secret School (now out of print) he writes that he was taught that a comet impacted the earth 250 million years ago, and that its effects, plus a... continued

How Long Can We Live?

February 22, 2001
Scientists have long reassured us that, with the new advances in nutrition and medicine, we should all be able to live to be 100. But now researchers who have analyzed the death trends between 1985 and 1995 say that even... continued

Astronauts Can Learn from Bears

February 22, 2001
One of the main problems that astronauts face on long space journeys is the loss of muscle tissue, due to long periods without enough exercise. Bears solved this problem long ago-they lose hardly any muscle when they hibernate. Henry Harlow... continued

Iran Missile Success Points to Defense Needs

February 22, 2001
On September 21, 2000, Iran successfully tested the Shahab-3 intermediate range missile, and shortly thereafter commenced deployment of this missile system. The Shahab-3 is capable of delivering a warhead a distance of 825 miles. Israel is well within range of... continued

Why the Body Attacks Itself

February 22, 2001
Autoimmune diseases, such as rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, lupus, fibromyalgia and some types of asthma, are among the most mysterious of human maladies. Why do our bodies suddenly attack and destroy themselves? Scientists now say that the trigger may be... continued

Human Serum Produced by Genetically Modified Rubber Plants

February 21, 2001
The Rubber Research Institute of Maylasia in Kuala Lumpur has successfully produced genetically modified rubber plants that produce human proteins. Human serum albumin, which is a nutrient given to patients on intensive care, is now being produced in steady quantities... continued

Scientists Say Universe May Contain Billions of Earthlike Planets

February 21, 2001
A new interpretation of light emissions from stars has led scientists to the conclusion that there may be vast numbers of earthlike planets in the universe. Norman Murray of the University of Toronto claims that the presence of iron in... continued

First BSE Cases Outside of Europe

February 21, 2001
British cattle feed in all probability contaminated with Bovine Spongiform Encephalitis prions was exported to third world countries for years after its exportation was banned to the European Union by the British government. The first two cases of humans with... continued

Stratosphere in Persistent Warming Trend

February 20, 2001
The stratosphere above the northern hemisphere has been much warmer than normal for over a week. This is a relatively unusual situation at this time of year, and could be due in part to recent solar activity, and on a... continued

Kilimanjaro Is Melting

February 20, 2001
The white ice on top of Mount Kilimanjaro in Africa, that Hemingway wrote about so lovingly in his book "The Snows of Kilimanjaro," is melting away. A survey has found that 82 percent of the ice field that has existed... continued