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The Austrailian Roswell incident, 1966 Westall, Over 200 Witnesses

June 4, 2010

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The Westall ’66 UFO. This is a UFO that was spotted in 1966 in Clayton South, Melbourne. But what was this Unidentified Flying Object? A new documentary comes out on it on the 4th of June on Foxtel, and Today Tonight gave a brief report on the 3rd. This was also covered on the 1st […]

Woman Sues Google for Bad Directions

June 4, 2010

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One day I was using my cell phone’s GPS service to find the nearest Target. I was driving down the road when suddenly my cell phone piped up, “Turn right here.” I looked to the right. There was no road, just a tree and some grass. I chalked it up to a GPS glitch and […]

Australia vets treat hundreds of ‘drunk’ parrots

June 4, 2010

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A mystery illness resembling human drunkenness has caused hundreds of native birds to fall out of the sky in the tropical Australian city of Darwin. The brightly-coloured lorikeets are receiving treatment at an animal hospital with symptoms similar to alcohol abuse in people. It is unclear what is causing Darwin’s inquisitive and gregarious lorikeets to […]

16-Foot Pen Commemorates India’s Right to Education Law

June 4, 2010

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The pen is mightier than the sword, but a man in Hyderabad, India, has just made a pen that, in a pinch, could make a mighty fine weapon of its own. Social studies teacher M.S. Acharya commissioned the construction of a 16-foot-tall, 1-foot-wide brass pen that he calls “Bharatiya Pali,” or “India’s Pen,” to honor […]

Are Mushrooms to Blame For the Violently Bad Trips Up North?

June 4, 2010

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The case of mixed martial arts fighter Jarrod Wyatt who, up in Crescent City, CA, murdered his friend by drilling a hole in his chest and ripping out his heart, makes us wonder: Could he have been on the same super-nasty drugs as the guy who castrated himself in Arcata? Wyatt, age 26, and friends […]

Study: Dog’s Sensitive Schnoz Sniffs Out Prostate Cancer

June 4, 2010

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French researchers have tapped man’s best friend to detect those at risk of developing prostate cancer, and it turns out that dogs might do a better job than a much-maligned blood test devised by modern medicine. A team of researchers at Tenon Hospital in Paris trained a Belgian Malinois shepherd, already renowned for its ability […]

Whales Evolved in the Blink of an Eye

June 4, 2010

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Whales evolved explosively fast into a spectacular array of shapes and sizes, a new study suggests. Whales’ sizes stretch the imagination from the 100-foot (30-meter) long blue whale — the largest animal to have ever existed — to a small species about the size of a dog. Many ideas exist for how whales evolved into […]

Dead elephant becomes fuel

June 4, 2010

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A dead elephant has been turned into fuel in the former Yugoslavia. The giant animal, named Sony was donated to the country 40 years ago by Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi as a symbol of peace – but has now been turned into biodiesel following its death at the age of 42. Up until his […]

Artefacts hint at earliest Neanderthals in Britain

June 4, 2010

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Archaeologists have found what they say is the earliest evidence of Neanderthals living in Britain. Two pieces of flint unearthed at motorway works in Dartford, Kent, have now been dated to 110,000 years ago. The finds push back the presence of Neanderthals in Britain by 40,000 years or more, said Dr Francis Wenban-Smith, from Southampton […]

Easyjet to trial volcanic ash detection system

June 4, 2010

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Easyjet has unveiled a system that it says will allow airlines to safely fly around ash clouds. It involves infra-red technology that allows pilots to see the damaging particles up to 62 miles ahead. The theory is that a pilot can then change course and continue to fly safely. It has the support of the […]

McDonald’s recalls Shrek glasses ‘tainted with cadmium’

June 4, 2010

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Fast food chain McDonald’s has recalled 12m drinking glasses promoting the new Shrek movie because painted designs on them contain the toxic metal cadmium. The glasses have been sold in the US for about $2 each and are available in four designs depicting the animated film’s main characters. The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) […]

Smart clothes offer emotional aid

June 4, 2010

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Smart clothes could soon be helping their wearers cope with the stresses of modern life. The prototype garments monitor physiological states including temperature and heart rate. The clothes are connected to a database that analyses the data to work out a person’s emotional state. Media, including songs, words and images, are then piped to the […]

Star Trek fans set to beam up to Canada

June 4, 2010

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Fewer than 2,000 people live in the small prairie town of Vulcan in Alberta, Canada. But the town sees its population swell every June as it trades on its name and its association with Vulcan, the home planet of Mr Spock in Star Trek. Fans in costume, or wearing Spock’s signature pointy ears, come from […]

N Korea hails development of new ‘super drink’

June 4, 2010

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North Korea has developed a “super drink” that, it says, can multiply brain cells and stop skin ageing. The secretive state’s official news agency, KCNA, says the drink contains 60 kinds of “microelements” extracted from more than 30 species of plants. It attracted “much interest from Chinese, German and other businessmen” at a trade fair […]

Low-lying Pacific islands ‘growing not sinking’

June 4, 2010

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A new geological study has shown that many low-lying Pacific islands are growing, not sinking. The islands of Tuvalu, Kiribati and the Federated States of Micronesia are among those which have grown, because of coral debris and sediment. The study, published in the magazine the New Scientist, predicts that the islands will still be there […]

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June 4, 2010

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BP lowers US oil-spill cap, oil finds a way around?

June 4, 2010

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Update: June 03, 2010 — In the above video you can see BP oil spill top hat caps well. They placed the containment dome successfully on the top of the leaking oil pipe which was cut off by giant shears earlier today. The dome now will funnel some of the oil to a containment ship […]