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An Ancient Mystery Story Explained: Inanna is the Planet Venus

What do the oldest known human writings say? What were humans writing about 4,000 years ago? They were writing to explain things they observed, as we still do. One mysterious observation anyone could make back then was this: some stars, what we now know as planets, wandered with respect to the other stars. These amazing … Continue reading

Alert: 37 Million Face New Tornadoes, Floods

CORRECTION: The original title here said “37 million Texans” and while 37 million people were under flood warnings in multiple states, the entire population of Texas in 2019 is estimated to be 29 million according to World Population Review. As additional fact checking, last year the population of Texas was only 28.7 million. (28,701,845 – 2018 … Continue reading

The Message of the Birds

Birds had huge meetings and spent years deciding what to say to humans, then, when the time was right, they leveraged social media to deliver the message. Would the humans understand? Would they take birds seriously? No telling, but they had to try. “Humans, there is a guldok coming. Signal if you understand. Time is … Continue reading

To Win, Remove Salt from Seawater Cheaply

How is it that we have deadly water shortages on a world covered mostly by water? Unfortunately, sea water kills most crops and we can’t drink it due to the high salt content. Effective large scale salt removal from of sea water could therefore save millions of lives. With climate change happening we need more … Continue reading

3D Printing Human Hearts with Stem Cells

With thousands waiting for replacement hearts around the world, the quest is on for created replacements made of patient stem cells or rejuvenated heart tissue to avoid problems with tissue rejection as often occurs with donor hearts. Israeli scientists have moved science one step closer in the quest. Scientists at Tel Aviv University have printed … Continue reading

Why Mole Rats Don’t Get Cancer + Total Cure for Human Cancer (Claim)

How do the only mammals that don’t get cancer pull off this biological trick? Scientists have figured it out and are working to use this knowledge to help fight human cancers. The trick they use is a “suicidal protein, called interferon beta” which quickly kills precancerous cells and their damaged neighbors. … Blind mole rats  … Continue reading

Videos: What is aging? Can we cure it?

Some see aging as a curable disease. I like this view so here are a few videos on how we might cure aging. Of course, curing aging causes all kinds of resource problems, but I still think we should be working on it while we are working on ways to generate clean energy, sustainable healthy … Continue reading

Video: Elephant Cleans up After Humans

This video of an elephant cleaning up some trash is a reminder that most animals, from mice to elephants, instinctively know not to litter the area they call home. Credit to @ourplanetdaily on Instagram. – TrueStrange

$18 Million Car is World’s Most Expensive

This will probably be the strangest thing I see today: an 18 million dollar car. The Bugatti La voiture Noire presented during at the ’89th Geneva International Motor Show’ in Geneva, Switzerland, Tuesday, March 5, 2019 is the world’s most expensive car,sold for $18.9 million to an undisclosed buyer. Looks cool, but… What would you … Continue reading

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