Valid Mind Reading Tests

Isolata Demonstratum – A fact, known with certainty to only oneself, which is used to verify that one’s mind has not been read. I know something about you that you do not know I know: You have tested god, the universe, reality, the matrix, or whatever you are calling it these days, to see if your thoughts are yours and yours alone. Admit it, you’ve done it. You may be surprised to learn that everyone else has too. It is a universal human trait. Some do it subconsciously, some have no name for these tests, others more self-aware have taken … Continue reading Valid Mind Reading Tests

Octopus Inspired Comfortable Sensor

A new low-cost flexible sensor developed in Korea can detect a wide range of pressures and motions when wet or dry. It can monitor heart rate and even speech patterns. It uses octopus sucker patterns (very small small ridges) to adhere fully to both wet and dry skin and is comfortable for the user. For more nature inspired technology see: https://changhyunpang.com/category/Publications Many “inventions” of nature, slug slime, gecko feet and more are being explored by scientists for technological adaptation. – TrueStrange.com Continue reading Octopus Inspired Comfortable Sensor

A Modern Vegetarian Crocodile?

Some ancestors of modern alligators and crocodiles were vegetarians. This is the conclusion of scientists at the University of Utah who have studied teeth of relevant fossils. Based on careful study of fossilized teeth, scientists Keegan Melstom and Randall Irmis at the Natural History Museum of Utah at the University of Utah have found that multiple ancient groups of crocodyliforms — the group including living and extinct relatives of crocodiles and alligators — were not the carnivores we know today. Evidence suggests that a veggie diet arose in the distant cousins of modern crocodylians at least three times. Read more … Continue reading A Modern Vegetarian Crocodile?

Live Giant Squid + Lightning Coincidence

How smart is a giant squid? Do they have comprehension and powers beyond our imaginations? Just a week ago, in the Gulf of Mexico (June 18, 2019) a curious live giant squid was recorded for only the second time in history.  It approached the faintly blinking lights on a decoy which was disguised as a bioluminescent jellyfish. … eight legs unfurl, revealing its large suckers that it uses to inspect the device. The moment the giant squid realizes that the lights aren’t a jellyfish, it jets away. … “We’re talking about an animal that can get to 14 meters [45 … Continue reading Live Giant Squid + Lightning Coincidence

New Species Recorded During Historic Dive

An explorer from the USA named Victor Vescovo has used a Triton submarine to boldly go where no one has gone before. While doing so he discovered what appears to be a new animal species never before seen by humans in one of the most isolated places on Earth. Here’s a still image: In the submarine called Limiting Factor, Vescovo descended 23,596 feet into the deepest part of the Java Trench in the Indian Ocean, becoming the first human to dive to its depths. … This was his third dive as part of the Five Deeps Expedition and it occurred April … Continue reading New Species Recorded During Historic Dive

Discovered: The Cell-Wide Web

With high powered microscopes and new imaging technology scientists have discovered a previously unknown re-configurable nano wiring system inside of cells that directs cellular activities. Researchers at the University of Edinburgh found information is carried across a web of guide wires that transmit signals across tiny, nanoscale distances. It is the movement of charged molecules across these tiny distances that transmit information, just as in a computer microprocessor, the researchers say. These localised signals are responsible for orchestrating the cell’s activities, such as instructing muscle cells to relax or contract. When these signals reach the genetic material at the heart … Continue reading Discovered: The Cell-Wide Web

Strange Photo: Komodo Dragons “Hugging”

This strange photo of Komodo dragons fighting was taken at just the right moment so they appear to be engaged in a happy hug. It does not appear to be a well known image. TinEye has never heard of it. It was posted on Instagram with credit to Muhtesem Doga but Google Translate says “Muhteşem doğa fotoğrafları” is Turkish for “gorgeous nature photos” so I don’t think @joysafaribay got the photo credit correct. There could be a person in Turkey named Gorgeous Nature. If you know the real name of the photographer leave a comment. Komodo dragons can be seen … Continue reading Strange Photo: Komodo Dragons “Hugging”

Polish Sextuplets a Surprise +1

Only one in roughly five billion human pregnancies results in sextuplets (six babies). This highly unlikely event happened two days ago for a woman in Poland. She and her husband have been celebrated across the country. The kids were given life-long tickets by a soccer team and a congratulatory tweet from the country’s president. … “It is the first time in Poland that sextuplets are born, and it is rare in the world,” said chief of the hospital’s neonatology ward, Prof. Ryszard Lauterbach. He said it came as a surprise because doctors were expecting five babies. “We had five teams … Continue reading Polish Sextuplets a Surprise +1

In Guppies, the Unique Male Wins

Looking a bit different can be a plus if you are looking for love, within certain parameters. At least with guppies, females often choose a mate that stands out from the others. If this applies to humans, might it explain fashion trends? Think about it: First the unique stands out and people see that as successful, then they copy it until it is no longer unique. Rinse, lather, repeat? In a new study, researchers found that female guppies often choose a mate that physically stands out from the rest of the pack because of a common type of learning called … Continue reading In Guppies, the Unique Male Wins