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AREA 51 BOOK EXPOSED: SOURCE FOR ROSWELL STORY NAMED AND INTERVIEWED! by Anthony Bragalia

May 27, 2011

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Image: the source for the Roswell was Russians leak. Annie Jacobsen’s recently released bestseller Area 51 has stirred global interest. She has been featured numerous times on many networks and websites. Her book was reviewed last week by the New York Times. Jacobsen’s biggest “scoop” concerns the Roswell crash. She learned from an early executive […]

Speeding case defended in rhyming couplets

May 27, 2011

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Magistrates dealing with a speeding offence case were stunned when the accused defended his case in rhyming couplets. Film-maker Martin Cassini, 63, appeared in court accused of driving at 91mph on the A361 North Devon Link Road at Rose Ash. The speed limit is 60mph. He admitted speeding but told magistrates Department for Transport statistics […]

Swedish scientists help people ‘feel like Barbie’

May 27, 2011

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Scientists working at Stockholm’s Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm have shown its possible to fool people into thiking they’re a Barbie-doll or a 4-metre-tall giant.“Both illusions were cool, but if I have to choose which one I preferred, I would have to say the Barbie,” Björn van der Hoort, neurologist at Karolinska Institutet, told The Local. […]

Aussie student finds universe’s ‘missing mass’

May 27, 2011

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A 22-year-old Australian university student has solved a problem which has puzzled astrophysicists for decades, discovering part of the so-called “missing mass” of the universe during her summer break. Undergraduate Amelia Fraser-McKelvie made the breakthrough during a holiday internship with a team at Monash University’s School of Physics, locating the mystery material within vast structures […]

Boy, 10, drags alligator home from canal

May 27, 2011

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Florida wildlife officials say a 10-year-old boy dragged a nearly 6-foot alligator home from a nearby canal. Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission officers were called to the Rockledge home of Michael Dasher on Wednesday after the boy’s grandfather saw the alligator in the front yard. Michael told the officers he had been fishing with […]

Tests show Arctic reindeer ‘see in UV’

May 27, 2011

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Arctic reindeer can see beyond the “visible” light spectrum into the ultra-violet region, according to new research by an international team. They say tests on reindeer showed that the animal does respond to UV stimuli, unlike humans. The ability might enable them to pick out food and predators in the “UV-rich” Arctic atmosphere, and to […]

Apollo 17 moon rocks are surprisingly wet

May 27, 2011

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Optical photograph of a lunar melt inclusion from Apollo 17 sample 74220, enclosed within an olivine crystal (Image: Thomas Weinreich, Department of Geological Sciences, Brown University) The moon is not exactly the shrivelled prune of a satellite we once thought. Beneath its dusty surface there is water – quite a lot of it. A recent […]

Mind-reading scan identifies simple thoughts

May 27, 2011

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A new new brain imaging system that can identify a subject’s simple thoughts may lead to clearer diagnoses for Alzheimer’s disease or schizophrenia – as well as possibly paving the way for reading people’s minds. Michael Greicius at Stanford University in California and colleagues used functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to identify patterns of brain […]

New Technology Reveals Widespread Mislabeling of Fish

May 27, 2011

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Scientists aiming their gene sequencers at commercial seafood are discovering rampant labeling fraud in supermarket coolers and restaurant tables: cheap fish is often substituted for expensive fillets, and overfished species are passed off as fish whose numbers are plentiful. Yellowtail stands in for mahi-mahi. Nile perch is labeled as shark, and tilapia may be the […]

Skin cells ‘turned into neurons’ by US scientists

May 27, 2011

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Making neuronal cells A Californian team say they have managed to convert human skin cells directly into functioning brain cells. The scientists manipulated the process by which DNA is transcribed within foetal skin cells to create cells which behaved like neurons. The technique had previously been demonstrated in mice, says the report in Nature. It […]

Screwing the Constitution: Obama approves Patriot Act provisions

May 27, 2011

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Acting with minutes to spare, President Obama approved a four-year extension of expiring provisions of the Patriot Act, after Congress overcame mounting opposition from both parties to narrowly avoid a lapse in the terrorist surveillance law.Obama, attending an international summit in France, awoke early Friday to review and approve the bill, directing that it be […]