Saturday, December 15, 2012

Whoa: Physicists testing to see if universe is a computer simulation


Could this be a computer simulation? (Space.com)Will you take the red pill or the blue pill?
Some physicists and university researchers say it's possible to test the theory that our entire universe exists inside a computer simulation, like in the 1999 film "The Matrix."

Pulsar - The Crystal World



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Friday, December 14, 2012

Seven Milky Way worlds could harbour life, say astronomers
(after just a year of hunting)

  • Habitable Exoplanets Catalog says first year has exceeded expectations 
  • It was launched in December 2011 with just two entries in its database 
  • Finds expected to accelerate as methods become more sophisticated
Seven planets in the Milky Way outside our solar system could potentially harbour life, researchers from an ambitious project to catalogue all habitable worlds have announced.
The Habitable Exoplanets Catalog (HEC) celebrated its first anniversary with the announcement that it had exceeded expectations in its search for possible new Earths.
Lead researcher Abel Mendez, director of the University of Puerto Rico at Arecibo's Planetary Habitability Laboratory, said the team had hoped to add perhaps one or two planets in the project's first year.

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'Xmas Planets': A collage of computer generated images of possibly habitable worlds made to celebrate the first year of the Planetary Habitability Laboratory's Habitable Exoplanets Catalog. Earth is at the top right
'Xmas Planets': A collage of computer generated images of possibly habitable worlds made to celebrate the first year of the Planetary Habitability Laboratory's Habitable Exoplanets Catalog. Earth is at the top right

Everybody DOES have a twin: Photographer creates amazing portraits of STRANGERS who look the double of each other

At first glance, it's an elegant set of portraits of twins - but look more closely and the secret is revealed.
None of the individuals captured by photographer Francois Brunelle are related by blood, their faces just have strikingly similar characteristics. 
Mr Brunelle, who lives in Québec, has studied the human face since he started out as a photographer at the age of 18 in 1968.
The same...but different: Nathaniel (who did not give his last name) and Edward Toledo, pictured in Montreal in 2003, are remarkably similar but not twins
The same...but different: Nathaniel (who did not give his last name) and Edward Toledo, pictured in Montreal in 2003, are remarkably similar but not twins

Thursday, November 29, 2012

South Korea's Insane Plan To Build A $290 Billion Resort To Rival Macau


South Korean media has been abuzz for the last few weeks with the tales of 8City, a proposed $290 billion leisure and gaming destination.
AFP reports that the building is planned for Yongyu-Muui island near the nation's main Incheon international airport, and is being funded by luxury hotel operator Kempinski, South Korea's flag carrier Korean Air and Daewoo Engineering and Construction.
The first photos of the project appeared recently:
8city Korea

Monday, November 26, 2012

Physics News/ Afterlife Communications


Date:11-20-12
Host:George Noory
Guests:Michio KakuJulia Assante
In the first half, theoretical physicist and popularizer of science, Dr. Michio Kaku, discussed the latest science stories in the news, including monster solar flares, and the search for dark matter. Lately, the sun has been throwing "temper tantrums," with some very large solar flares, he said, and as we head into the maximum of the sunspot cycle, "the fear is that one of these solar flares could hit the Earth," like the event that occurred in 1859, which fried telegraph wires. He also noted that the asteroid Apophis could be a threat to our planet when it flies by in 2029, and again in 2036, though the odds have diminished somewhat that it will be a direct hit.

Thursday, November 22, 2012

The Revelation of the Pyramids


The Revelation Of The Pyramids takes an in depth look into one of the seven wonders of the world, the Great Pyramids of Egypt. Mystery has surrounded these epic structures for centuries with theories varying from the scientific to the bizarre.

Friday, November 16, 2012

UFO FILES Russian Roswell Full Documentary



The History Channel's
UFO Files

Russian Roswell 
Kapustin Yar was the former Soviet Union's most sensitive air base,even exceeding America's Area 51 for the levels of secrecy that shrouded it.
UFO Files claimed that it was to present never-before-seen footage of the base, reconnaissance photos and even a virtual tour of its hidden depths.

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Wild Russia - The secret forest (National Geographic)


National Geographic - "Wild Russia"

1. Siberia : http://youtu.be/1a5s6Ouhaf8
2. Kamchatka : http://youtu.be/rdIHwDNy4DI
3. The Arctic : http://youtu.be/GheevDXwf8o
4. The Great Divide : http://youtu.be/gSWnXqHXAkA
5. The secret forest : http://youtu.be/z9n49ViHgvY

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Saturday, September 22, 2012

Oldest dental filling is found in a Stone Age tooth


Some enamel fragments are lost in the edges of the vertical cracks <i>(Image: Bernardini F, Tuniz C, Coppa A, Mancini L, Dreossi D, et al. (2012)/PLoS ONE)</i>
You may not want to try this at home. A simple wax cap that was applied to a broken tooth 6500 years ago is the oldest dental filling on record. It adds to evidence that Neolithic communities had a surprisingly sophisticated knowledge of dentistry.
The recipient of the treatment was most likely a 24 to 30-year-old man, living in what is now Slovenia. His fossilised jawbone was found early last century near the village of Lonche. At the time, the find – one of the oldest human bones ever found in the region – was described, catalogued and filed away in a museum in nearby Trieste, Italy.

'We are speaking about trillions of carats': Russia reveals vast diamond source under 62-MILE-WIDE asteroid crater which could supply world markets for next 3,000 years

  • Supply under 35million-year-old impact zone is ten times bigger than global reserves
  • Kremlin discovered the site in the 1970s but kept it a secret until now to exploit tightly controlled market
  • Diamonds at Popigai Astroblem in Siberia are 'twice as hard' as normal, making them ideal for high-precision scientific instruments and industry
Russia is about to start tapping into a huge source of diamonds that could supply the world market for the next 3,000 years.

Scientists estimate there are 'trillions of carats' lying beneath a 35million-year-old asteroid crater in Siberia - more than ten times the global stockpile.
The Kremlin has known about the reserves under the 62-mile-wide impact zone since the 1970s.
But it has kept it a secret until now because it was already reaping big profits in what back then was a heavily controlled market.
In the money: The crater, in eastern Siberia, has been known about since the 1970s, but the Kremlin kept it a secret to exploit its already rich reserves of the precious stone
In the money: An aerial view of the 35-mile-wide Popigai Astroblem crater in eastern
Siberia which contains 'trillions of carats of diamonds'
The Soviets had also been producing various artificial diamonds for industry which proved a lucrative enterprise.
Government officials finally gave scientists from the nearby Novosibirsk Institute of Geology and Mineralogy permission to lift the lid on the crater's hidden gems in a meeting with journalists over the weekend.

'Proof' Jesus was married found on ancient papyrus that mentions how son of God spoke of his wife and Mary Magdalene


A recently uncovered fragment of ancient papyrus makes the explosive suggestion that Jesus and Mary Magdalene were man and wife, researchers say.
The 8cm by 4cm fragment supports an undercurrent in Christian thought that undermines centuries of Church dogma by suggesting the Christian Messiah was not celibate.
The centre of the fragment contains the bombshell phrase where Jesus, speaking to his disciples, says 'my wife', which researchers believe refers to Magdalene.


Explosive: The ancient papyrus that apparently proves that Jesus was married to Mary Magdalene
Explosive: The ancient papyrus that apparently proves that Jesus was married to Mary Magdalene

In the text, Jesus appears to be defending her against some criticism, saying 'she will be my disciple'. Two lines later he then tells the disciples: 'I dwell with her.'
If genuine, the document casts doubt on a centuries old official representation of Magdalene as a repentant whore and overturns the Christian ideal of sexual abstinence. 
It elaborates an ancient and persistent undercurrent in Christian thought that Jesus and Magdalene were in fact a couple, as picked up by Dan Brown in the plot of his best-selling thriller The Da Vinci Code.

Monday, September 03, 2012

Suzanne Doucet & Gary Miraz - Dancing Shadows and many more



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Saturday, September 01, 2012

11 billion miles from home: Incredible images taken from Voyager 1
show Earth as tiny dot as the spacecraft prepares to cross solar system's final frontier into interstellar space


  • Voyager 1 beams back images of our planet as it explores the furthest fringes of the solar system
It has clocked up an astonishing 11billion miles in its 35-year journey.
And now, as the spacecraft Voyager 1 explores the furthest fringes of our solar system, incredible images of the Earth have been beamed back from a camera on board the probe.
This tiny dot, amid a band of coloured rays, is our planet, as seen from staggering distance of 11,100,000,000 miles away.
This latest image taken by Voyager and released by Nasa shows the Earth as a dot in the solar system as the twin spacecraft explore the edge of our solar system
This latest image taken by Voyager and released by Nasa shows the Earth as a dot in the solar system as the twin spacecraft explore the edge of our solar system

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Image Gallery: NASA's Curiosity Mars Rover





Like life, space exploration can be a process of two steps forward, one step back -- except on a cosmic scale. Mars missions, all unmanned, have had mixed success since the U.S. probe Mariner 4 made the first successful fly-by of the planet in 1965. More Mars-bound spacecraft from the U.S., the Soviet Union, Japan and the European Space Agency have failed than succeeded. But the twin Mars Expeditionary Rovers called Spirit and Opportunity performed well beyond scientists' expectations after landing in January 2004. Their discoveries included firm proof that water has existed on Mars. The next leap forward in Mars research is the Mars Science Laboratory, shown here in an artist's rendering. The rover, named Curiosity, was launched atop an Atlas V rocket on November 26, 2011 and is scheduled to begin its work on Mars when it lands there in August of 2012. It is 10 feet (3 m) long, 9 feet (2.7 m) wide and 7 feet (2.1 m) tall. The rover's mission? To search for signs the planet could -- or did -- support life. In this gallery, we'll take a look at the Curiosity mission's buildup and examine some of the stuff that will be used after its landing on Mars. In the next photo, see who won NASA's rover naming contest.
Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

PET and MRI show differences in cerebral asymmetry
and functional connectivity between homo- and heterosexual subjects


  1. Ivanka Savic * and 
  2. Per Lindström
+Author Affiliations
  1. Stockholm Brain Institute, Department of Clinical Neuroscience, Karolinska Institute, 171 76 Stockholm, Sweden
  1. Edited by Jan-Åke Gustafsson, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden, and approved April 30, 2008 (received for review February 27, 2008)

Abstract

Cerebral responses to putative pheromones and objects of sexual attraction were recently found to differ between homo- and heterosexual subjects. Although this observation may merely mirror perceptional differences, it raises the intriguing question as to whether certain sexually dimorphic features in the brain may differ between individuals of the same sex but different sexual orientation. We addressed this issue by studying hemispheric asymmetry and functional connectivity, two parameters that in previous publications have shown specific sex differences. Ninety subjects [25 heterosexual men (HeM) and women (HeW), and 20 homosexual men (HoM) and women (HoW)] were investigated with magnetic resonance volumetry of cerebral and cerebellar hemispheres.

Coast to Coast AM: Nibiru & Ancient Cycles & Planet X (August 08, 2012)



Archaeo-astronomer and director of the Binary Research Institute, Walter Cruttenden, and researcher in ancient advanced technologiesJason Martell, discussed theories of Nibiru (Planet X), contacts with the Annunaki, as well as how humankind has been affected by the Cycle of the Ages. Zecharia Sitchin interpreted ancient Sumerian texts, and suggested that the word Nibiru referred to a planet on an elliptical orbit in our solar system that comes toward Earth every 3,600 years. Martell, who believes Sitchin's theory that Nibiru is an inhabited planet, noted that astronomers have found pertubations in the outer solar system which point to a large unidentified body as being the cause.

Secrets of the Koran



The Koran is one of the most important works ever written. For almost one billion people worldwide, it is the Holy Scripture, the word of God and his prophet.

What Vikings really looked like


Were Vikings really dirty savages who wore horned helmets, or did they look like we do today? Here’s what the experts say.


The fine decoration of the Oseberg ship in Norway, which was buried in the year 834, provides clues to what Vikings looked like. Inside the ship were two women and the archaeologists believe the ship has served as a sarcophagus. (Photo: Annie Dalbéra)
There’s no shortage of myths about the appearance of our notorious Viking ancestors.
To find out more about these myths, ScienceNordic’s Danish partner site, videnskab.dk, asked its Facebook readers to list their favourite myths about what the Vikings looked like.
We have picked out five myths from the resulting debate and asked researchers to help us confirm or bust these myths.
Armed with this information, our graphic designer then took a shot at drawing some examples of our infamous forefathers, which you can see in our picture gallery.

Forget the Big Bang: The Universe 'froze' it's way
into existence in a Big Chill, say physicists

  • University of Melbourne suggest theory could 'revolutionise' our understanding of the universe
  • Theory suggests the universe moved from a 'fluid' state to a fixed state of three spatial directions
  • Investigating ice crystals could lead to understanding of 'cracks' in time and space
The traditional image of the birth of the universe suggests that all matter sparked into existence in a cataclysmic Big Bang more than 13 billion years ago.
But this model is now being challenged by a theory which suggests the universe froze its way into existence in what has been deemed a 'Big Chill'.
Theoretical physicists at the University of Melbourne said the best metaphor for the start of the universe should be considered as water freezing into ice.
In this theory, the three spatial dimensions and the one dimension of time 'froze' into place - and the physicists suggest we could learn about the 'cracks in time and space' by investigating the natural cracks in ice particles.

The Big Chill: Physicists from the University of Melbourne suggest we view the universe and the four known dimensions as 'freezing' their way into existence
The Big Chill: Physicists from the University of Melbourne suggest we view the universe and the four known dimensions as 'freezing'  their way into existence

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Mysterious Treasure on Oak Island

In 1795, on Oak Island in Nova Scotia, three young men stumbled upon a round depression in the ground.
They dug down 30 feet before stopping. Every 10 feet they found a wood slat platform. As men, they continued the journey to no avail.
Over the years, millions of dollars have been spent to find the mystery at the bottom of the pit. 6 men have died trying to get to a treasure that may or not be there.

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Suze Orman at Google



Susan Lynn "Suze" Orman (born June 5, 1951) is an American financial advisor, author, motivational speaker, and television host.
Orman was born in Chicago and received her B.A. in social work. She worked as a waitress in Berkeley, California before becoming a financial advisor for Merrill Lynch. In 1983 she became the vice-president of investments at Prudential Bache Securities and in 1987 founded the Suze Orman Financial Group.

"All Marketers are Liars" - Seth Godin speaks at Google



Seth Godin is the author of six bestsellers, including Permission Marketing, an Amazon Top 100 bestseller for a year and a Fortune Best Business Book. His newest book, All Marketers are Liars , has already made the Amazon Top 100 and has inspired its own blog.

The Universe season: Alien Faces


A look at how differently life on Earth has evolved between animals, from the deep ocean to those on land, their environments played a role in their design; and an imaginative look at how similar life could take form under vastly different environments of alien worlds.
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Friday, July 13, 2012

The Universe: God and the Universe



Since the dawn of civilization, humans have wondered who or what created the universe. Religion offers a spiritual answer, but do the latest discoveries in physics show evidence of a transcendent intelligence, or simply that the laws of physics by themselves could have led to the universe in which we live?

Monday, July 09, 2012

Through the Wormhole: Is the Universe Alive?

All episodes from Through the Wormhole series gathered in one place. Hosted by Morgan Freeman, Through the Wormhole will explore the deepest mysteries of existence – the questions that have puzzled mankind for eternity. What are we made of? What was there before the beginning? Are we really alone? Is there a creator? These questions have been pondered by the most exquisite minds of the human race.
Now, science has evolved to the point where hard facts and evidence may be able to provide us with answers instead of philosophical theories. Through the Wormhole will bring together the brightest minds and best ideas from the very edges of science – Astrophysics, Astrobiology, Quantum Mechanics, String Theory, and more – to reveal the extraordinary truth of our Universe.
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Sunday, July 08, 2012

Rapid H.I.V. Home Test Wins Federal Approval


OraSure Technologies, via Associated Press
The OraQuick test uses a mouth swab and gives users results at home in 20 to 40 minutes.

 

After decades of controversy, the Food and Drug Administration approved a new H.I.V. test on Tuesday that for the first time makes it possible for Americans to learn in the privacy of their homes whether they are infected.

Saturday, July 07, 2012

Higgs boson discovery: now the real work begins


Proton-proton collisions as measured by the European Organisation for Nuclear Research (Cern) in its search for the Higgs boson particle. Photograph: Fabrice Coffrini/AFP/Getty Images

The search for the arcane, theoretical particle known as the Higgs boson has drawn on the world's largest scientific instruments and occupied thousands of researchers over more than two decades. The discovery – or probable discovery – at Cern, the particle physics lab near Geneva, will go down as a triumph of science, engineering and collective hard graft. Now the real work begins.

Monday, July 02, 2012

APNewsBreak: Evidence of 'God Particle' Found



Physicists say they have all but proven that the "God particle" exists. They have a footprint and a shadow, and the only thing left is to see for themselves the elusive subatomic particle believed to give all matter in the universe size and shape.

Friday, June 29, 2012

Mysterious clay pots in China are 20,000 years old -
baked 10,000 years before humans settled down and became farmers


  • Pots are oldest pottery ever discovered
  • Date from 10,000 years before humans 'settled down' and became farmers
  • Push invention of pottery back to last ice age
  • Archaeologists struggling to work out how and why they were made
  • Thought to have been used by roving hunter-gatherers
Pottery fragments found in a south China cave have been confirmed to be 20,000 years old, making them the oldest known pottery in the world, according to archaeologists.
Earlier theories have held that the invention of pottery happened during the period about 10,000 years ago when humans moved from being hunter-gathers to farmers.
The new find has been carbon dated by a team of Chinese and American researchers and shows scorch marks that indicate it may have been used in cooking.
These pots push the invention of pottery back to the last ice age - and archaeologists are trying to understand how and why they were made.

Pottery fragment from Xianrendong Cave in northern Jiangxi Province, China. Bits of the oldest known pottery, some 2,000 years older than previously found pieces, have been uncovered in China

Pottery fragment from Xianrendong Cave in northern Jiangxi Province, China. Bits of the oldest known pottery, some 2,000 years older than previously found pieces, have been uncovered in China


'UFO' at the bottom of the Baltic Sea 'cuts off
electrical equipment when divers get within 200m'



  • Object is raised about 10 to 13ft above seabed and curved at the sides like a mushroom
  • Hole is surrounded by an strange rock formation that expedition team can not explain
  • Stones are covered in something 'resembling soot' which has baffled experts
  • Divers say phones and some cameras switch off when close to the object

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

UNEARTHED - A SHORT FILM By Dalang Films


On the edge of space, a mining ship, The Ezekiel, finds an uncharted planet that reveals signs of a possible fuel resource. Two crew members undertake a mission to the desolate rock to take samples for later analysis. The mission goes well until they unearth a dark and terrifying truth.
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With physics, you can get universes: There is no need for a God
to cause the Big Bang, says scientist


By EDDIE WRENN
The divine spark? The Big Bang exploded our universe into existence -
but astrophysicists say there is no need for a God to be involved in the process

You do not need God to fill in the blanks of the Big Bang, says an astrophysicist.
That isn't to say there is no God, simply that the universe is explainable without the need for a divine being to bring something out of nothing, says Alex Flippenko, of the University of California.

Thursday, June 07, 2012

The Internet Changes Wednesday, But Most People Won’t Notice


With IP addresses now depleted, the Internet Society is leading the launch of IPv6 to allow the web to continue growing.
Without adopting IPv6, people surfing the web will have to go through a transitional gateway before entering a non-updated site using IPv4, making the experience slower. On launch day Wednesday, website owners are encouraged to permanently enable IPv6 — the next generation of Internet protocol.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Forget touch screens ...
Touch everything! Disney (the masters of bringing objects to life)
unveils new technology that can turn ANYTHING into a button



  • Any material - from bedknobs to broomsticks, and even water - can be become gesture-sensitive
  • Technology is similar to smartphone screens - but can create 3D 'map' of touch inputs
  • Sofas could become TV remotes, clothes could become mp3 controllers, doors could be 'password-protected' by gesture

Nova: Life beyond Earth



Take a spectacular trip to distant realms of our solar system to discover where secret forms of life may lie hidden. Combining the latest telescope images with dazzling animation, this program immerses audiences in the sights and sounds of alien worlds, while top astrobiologists explain how these places are changing how we think about the potential for life in our solar system. We used to think our neighboring planets and moons were fairly boring—mostly cold, dead rocks where life could never take hold. Today, however, the solar system looks wilder than we ever imagined.

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Researchers Develop Wireless Heart Pump System



The wireless mechanical pump system  (Source: University of Washington)


The development of a wireless system allows the patient to use mechanical pumps over a long period of time without worrying about infections in the stomach from cords

Joshua Smith, study leader and a University of Washington associate professor of computer science and electrical engineering, along with Dr. Pramod Bonde, a heart surgeon at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, and a team of researchers, have created a wireless mechanical pump that could improve a heart patient's quality of life.

Friday, May 11, 2012

The Mayans reveal their darkest mysteries:
New excavation reveals secrets of their calendar - including black-clad figures and symbols never seen before


A vast city built by the ancient Mayan civilisation and discovered nearly a century ago in modern day Guatemala is finally starting to yield its secrets.
Excavating for the first time in the sprawling complex of Xultzn in Guatemala's Peten region, archaeologists have uncovered a structure that contains what appears to be a work space for the town's scribe.
Its walls are adorned with unique paintings - one depicting a line-up of men in black uniforms, and  hundreds of scrawled numbers - many calculations relating to the Mayan calendar.
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The painted figure of a man - possibly a scribe - is illuminated in the doorway of the Mayan dwelling, which holds symbols never seen before
The painted figure of a man - possibly a scribe - is illuminated in the doorway of the Mayan dwelling, which holds symbols never seen before

Frozen in the sands of time: Eerie Second World War RAF fighter plane discovered in the Sahara...
70 years after it crashed in the desert


He was hundreds of miles from civilisation, lost in the burning heat of the desert. Second World War Flight Sergeant Dennis Copping took what little he could from the RAF Kittyhawk he had just crash-landed, then wandered into the emptiness.From that day in June 1942 the mystery of what happened to  the dentist’s son from Southend was lost, in every sense, in the sands of time.
Shifting sands: The final resting place of the Kittyhawk P-40 has been discovered in the Sahara 70 years after it crashed there
Shifting sands: The final resting place of the Kittyhawk P-40 has been discovered in the Sahara 70 years after it crashed there

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Athene's Theory of Everything



Professor of Communication Studies Corey Anton at Grand Valley State University reviews AToE:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YK9-KQZbnHQ
Rocket Engineer Evie Marom's review: 
http://bit.ly/gCvM8e

Wednesday, May 09, 2012

Peter Russell - the primacy of consciousness


Peter Russell explores the reasons why consciousness may be the fundamental essence of the Universe.
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Saturday, April 28, 2012

Did Nasa satellite capture giant UFO surfing the hellish surface of the sun?


UFO fan site News Gather said: 'An unusually shaped, gigantic UFO was spotted on the Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO) and posted in a video on YouTube.'
UFO fan site News Gather said: 'An unusually shaped, gigantic UFO was spotted on the Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO) and posted in a video on YouTube.'
A strange object flying close to the sun looks unnervingly like a huge, metallic 'mothership' familiar from Hollywood blockbusters.
The picture was released by Nasa's sun-watching Solar and Heliospheric Observatory, known as SOHO - and has become an immediate cult hit on the internet.
UFO fan site Gather News said: ‘An unusually shaped, gigantic UFO was spotted on the Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO) and posted in a video on YouTube.

Ohio man's fossil find in Kentucky stumps experts

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Experts are trying to figure out what a fossildubbed "Godzillus" used to be.
The 150-pound fossil recovered last year in northern Kentucky is more than 6 feet long and 3 feet wide. To the untrained eye, it looks like a bunch of rocks or a concrete blob. Experts are trying to determine whether it was an animal, mineral or a form of plant life from a time when the Cincinnati region was underwater.

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Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Winners 2012 Skyscraper Competition

eVolo Magazine is pleased to announce the winners of the 2012 Skyscraper Competition. Established in 2006, the annual Skyscraper Competition recognizes outstanding ideas that redefine skyscraper design through the use of new technologies, materials, programs, aesthetics, and spatial organizations, along with studies on globalization, flexibility, adaptability, and the digital revolution. This is also an investigation on the public and private space and the role of the individual and the collective in the creation of a dynamic and adaptive vertical community. The award seeks to discover young talent, whose ideas will change the way we understand architecture and its relationship with the natural and built environments.

Friday, April 06, 2012

Google Gets Transparent With Glass, Its Augmented Reality Project


Larry Page and Sergey Brin have long had the dream of a hands-free, mobile Google, where search was a seamless process as you moved around the world. As the years progressed the vision did, too, expanding beyond search to persistent connections with the people in your lives.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Astronomers: Billions of 'super-Earths' in habitable zone of red dwarf stars


If you're trying to count how many planets could be candidates for harboring life in our galaxy, this might blow your mind: Scientists now say there could be billions of them.

Monday, March 12, 2012

Coast To Coast AM: Auras & Parallel Universes


On Monday's show, author and consultant Pam Oslie discussed her ability to read and interpret auras, as well as evidence for parallel universes, and how we can navigate them. People have different color auras, which she sees as a field or bands stretching out about six feet around them. The bands closest to the body are "life colors" which stay the same, she noted, while the outer bands change in color and reflect passing emotions. To get started in seeing auras, she suggested that you put someone in front of a white background, "and then just kind of look past them with soft eyes, and the first thing you'll probably see is this white glow around their head."

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Just like the chocolate bar, the Milky Way galaxy is 'full of bubbles' -
public help Nasa pinpoint strange spheres in our galactic home


Just like the fluffy nougat in the chocolate bar, the Milky Way galaxy is full of bubbles, a new survey by 'citizen scientists' has found.
More than 35,000 astronomy fans sifted through data from the Spitzer space telescope, and found bubbles in space - blown out by young, hot stars into the gas and dust around them.
A huge team of volunteers from the general public has poured over observations from the Spitzer Space Telescope
Volunteers for the project are shown a small section of Spitzer's huge infrared Milky Way image (left), which they then scan for cosmic bubbles. Using a sophisticated drawing tool, the volunteers trace the shape and thickness of the bubbles. All the user drawings can be overlaid on top of one another to form a so-called 'heat map' (middle). Features that have been identified repeatedly by many different users jump out, revealing the overall pattern of bubbles in this part of the galaxy

Thursday, March 08, 2012

Get rich AND die trying: Ambitious people earn more money - but they die younger and are no happier, says study


Career ladder: The new study found that ambitious people earned more money and had prestigious jobs - but died younger, and were not a great deal happier
Career ladder: The new study found that ambitious people earned more money and had prestigious jobs - but died younger, and were not a great deal happier
Parents who teach their children  to value career ambitions over spending time with friends could be setting them up for an early grave, a study has revealed.
It found that go-getters who attend the best universities and secure high-powered jobs suffer poorer health and die younger than those with more modest aspirations. 
Over 70 years, the U.S. study tracked 717 high-achievers who attended universities, such as Oxford, Harvard and Yale, as well as those without university degrees, to the end of their lives.
The researchers found that highly ambitious people neglected key areas of their lives that lead to happiness, including building a strong network of friends and maintaining stable relationships. 
Professor Timothy Judge, who led the study at the University of Notre Dame in Indiana, said: ‘Ambitious kids had higher educational attainment, attended highly esteemed universities, worked in more prestigious occupations, and earned more.
‘So, it would seem that they are poised to "have it all." However, we determined that ambition has a much weaker effect on life satisfaction and actually a slightly negative impact  on longevity (how long people lived).
 
    'So, yes, ambitious people do achieve more successful careers, but that doesn't seem to translate into leading happier or healthier lives.’
    Judge used a complex formula to judge ambition at every stage of life - and to divide high-ability individuals into 'ambitious' and 'less ambitious' groups.
    The study didn’t address the underlying reasons for the higher mortality of ambitious people. 
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