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All-female sect worships Vladimir Putin as Paul the Apostle

May 13, 2011

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Vladimir Putin has become the object of veneration for a bizarre Russian all-female sect whose followers believe that the tough-talking prime minister is a reincarnation of the early Christian missionary Paul the Apostle. Members of the sect that has sprung up in a Russian village some 250 miles southeast of Moscow believe that the 58-year-old […]

Teacher killed by spooky garden ornament

May 13, 2011

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A POPULAR teacher and Guide leader drowned in her shallow pond after being pinned underwater by a garden ornament. In a freak accident, Ann Newton, 58, tripped and was dragged face-down by a carved tree trunk which hooked on to her blouse as she went outside to feed the birds. An inquest heard how the […]

Stone tools found Russia’s Arctic Circle may prove Neanderthals lived 8,000 years longer than previously thought

May 13, 2011

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Scientists have identified what may be one of the last northern refuges of Neanderthals, a spot near the Arctic Circle in Russia with artefacts dated to 31,000 to 34,000 years ago. Experts currently believe that the Neanderthals died out between 37,000 and 40,000 years ago, so the latest stone artefacts may mean they actually lived […]

‘Fireballs’ reported in east Fort Worth

May 13, 2011

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Fire and police dispatchers were busy Tuesday night answering calls about “fireballs” in the sky and on the ground in east Fort Worth. Several transformers were struck by lightning in east Fort Worth Tuesday night, Oncor spokeswoman Jeamy Molina said. Repair crews worked through overnight Wednesday through the afternoon after the lightning strikes “destroyed” some […]

World’s largest cicada brood begins hatching in the South

May 13, 2011

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An enormous brood of cicadas that covers parts of 16 states is beginning to wake from its 13-year slumber underground. The inch-long insects, which are sometimes mistakenly called 17-year locusts, have been reported hatching in South Carolina, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina and Arkansas. They will appear farther north as soil temperatures reach 64 degrees. “There […]

Mystery boom rattles parts of Va

May 13, 2011

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A loud boom rattled Hampton Roads and the Eastern Shore but the source is a mystery. Media outlets report that the mystery boom occurred Tuesday night. It was reported in Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Chesapeake and Suffolk. Some residents reported that the disturbance shook their homes. The U.S. Geological Survey’s reports show no seismic activity at […]

‘Batman’ Arrested On Michigan Rooftop

May 13, 2011

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Holy handcuffs! Police in a resort community in northwest Michigan are touting the arrest of the legendary caped crusader Batman, who was reportedly nabbed while dangling from a 30-foot-tall building. But wait, what sorcery is this? Police now say the Dark Knight they have taken into custody is an impostor! The unmasked superhero wannabe is […]

Osama bin Laden ‘revenge’ attack kills 70 at Pakistan paramilitary base

May 13, 2011

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A double bomb attack on a military training centre in north-west Pakistan has killed at least 70 people in the first militant riposte since US troops killed Osama bin Laden 12 days ago. The Pakistani Taliban claimed responsibility for the bombing, which ripped through a crowd of recruits at the gates of a Frontier Corps […]

Facebook exposed in Google smear campaign

May 13, 2011

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It has been revealed that Facebook embarked on a smear campaign against rival Google. The social network has admitted that it hired a PR firm to plant anti-Google stories related to user privacy. The details came to light when one blogger approached by PR firm Burson-Marsteller published the e-mail exchange. Burson had been touting stories […]

Jupiter moon ‘holds magma ocean’

May 13, 2011

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Io is the most volcanic world in the Solar System and scientists think they now have a better idea of why that is. The moon of Jupiter erupts about 100 times more lava on to its surface each year than does Earth. A re-assessment of data from Nasa’s Galileo probe suggests all this activity is […]

Psychologist: How to tell when someone’s lying

May 13, 2011

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Geiselman and his colleagues have identified several indicators that a person is being deceptive. The more reliable red flags that indicate deceit, Geiselman said, include: When questioned, deceptive people generally want to say as little as possible. Geiselman initially thought they would tell an elaborate story, but the vast majority give only the bare-bones. Studies […]

Alien grey extraterrestrial zeta reticuli ufo leaked footage

May 13, 2011

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YouTube – alien grey extraterrestrial zeta reticuli ufo leaked footage. A write up on this is at presidentialUFO and the latest update says the original poster of the video seems to be ivan0135. To me the neck muscles do not seem to be working correctly to support a head of that size. That’s my first […]

Rare roll clouds

May 13, 2011

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CONCERNED residents in Portland and Weymouth thought they were being hit by a tornado during in a dramatic thunderstorm. But it turned out to be a very rare roll cloud – which had broken away from a thunderstorm at around 7.30pm on Friday night. Storm Wallace, 26, of Portland, was driving home when she saw […]

Fingerprints: 0.6 % of the time an innocent person is matched

May 13, 2011

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Fingerprints: dozens of crime dramas revolve around them. The investigators find the victim, dust for fingerprints, run them through a computer program and voilá — the guilty party is quickly identified and sent to prison. If only it were that easy. The reality is that this common but crucial part of an investigation is done […]

Unique canine tooth from Peking man found

May 13, 2011

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Fossils from so-called Peking man are extremely rare, as most of the finds disappeared during World War II. A unique discovery has been made at the Museum of Evolution at Uppsala University—a canine tooth from Peking Man, untouched since it was dug up in the 1920s in China. … “This is an extremely important find. […]

‘Missing link’ fungi found in Devon pond

May 13, 2011

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Scientists have identified what may be the “missing link” connecting fungi to plants, animals and bacteria. In the journal Nature, the researchers outline the structures and properties of a primitive type of fungus that they name cryptomycota, or “hidden fungi”. They suggest it raises new questions about how fungi evolved. Samples used in the research […]

Solar cells more efficient than photosynthesis — for now

May 13, 2011

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In a head-to-head battle of harvesting the sun’s energy, solar cells beat plants, according to a new paper in Science. But scientists think they can even up the playing field, says researcher David Kramer at Michigan State University. Plants are less efficient at capturing the energy in sunlight than solar cells mostly because they have […]