Greetings, Fellow Martians

January 20, 2001
Scientists have announced that they have discovered magnetic crystals inside a 4 billion year old Martian meteorite that landed in Antarctica about 13,000 years ago. On earth, this type of crystal is only produced by microscopic bacteria.This is strong evidence... continued

Immortal Skin Cells Discovered

January 20, 2001
While working in her lab, pathologist Lynn Allen-Hoffman discovered a petri dish filled with colonies of skin cellsthat, for some unknown reason, will not die. She was running a routine experiment on the aging of human skin, when shefirst noticed... continued

Think You’re Safe? Watch Out For Air Fresheners

January 20, 2001
Science News - Lemon-scented air fresheners and cleaning products can cause dangerous indoor pollution, according to Charles J.Weschler, a chemist at Telcordia Technologies in Red Bank, NJ. He stumbled into this fact while experimenting with alemon scenting agent at his... continued

World Secretly Preparing for Mideast War

January 18, 2001
U.S. European Command (EUCOM) military forces will be upgraded from condition "Bravo" to condition "Charlie" by January 20. "Alpha" is the lowest alert status and "Delta" is the highest. Anonymous sources have leaked the fact that these forces may be... continued

New Genfood Rules Delight Industry

January 17, 2001
After two years of review, the FDA has decided that there is no need for American companies to label genfoods, and that testing for allergic response and toxicity is unnecessary. This means that genetically engineered food products are free to... continued

New Fish Mystify French

January 17, 2001
French chefs are going to have to think up some new dishes, since new kinds fish are appearing in the waters off the French coast. Along with the oceans in the rest of the world, these waters are warming, and... continued

Global Warming Solution: Spray Particles into Air

January 17, 2001
Dr. Edward Teller, who helped develop the atomic bomb 60 years ago, has turned his attention to possible ways to reverse global warming. Most scientists have decided that if current trends continue, the Earth's average surface temperature will be 2.7... continued

Human Flesh Being Eaten by Famished North Korea

January 17, 2001
A new TV documentary claims that starving North Koreans are reverting to cannibalism in order to survive, and states that farmers been ordered to grow opium instead of food. Carla Garapedian, producer of "Children of the Secret State," a BBC... continued

Tiny Frogs Deafen Hawaii’s Big Island

January 16, 2001
Tiny frogs have invaded Hawaii's Big Island. The problem is that when they croak in chorus at night, they make a noise as loud as a helicopter, so resident humans aren't getting much sleep. The frogs are about the size... continued

IT Ain’t IT–Kamen Says It’s No Big Deal

January 16, 2001
Legendary inventor Dean Kamen claims that the much-hyped invention known as IT and code-named "Ginger" isn't all that big a deal. The Harvard University Press paid $250,000 for a book about IT, an unprecedented sum for a university press. After... continued