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  • Forget searching for The Fountain of Youth, all you need is right here in the bottle, which is being dubbed as the new Elixir of Life. From the UNIVERSITY OF WATERLOO and the “overworked kidneys: department comes this...
  • From the New University of Halle and the “best infection ever” department comes this bit of weird science that I found interesting. These bacteria produce gold by digesting toxic metals High concentrations of...
  • Guest essay by Eric Worrall So much for fire control – JoNova reports that raptors have been photographed congregating on the edge of large Australian bushfires, picking up burning sticks, and deliberately setting new...
  • From the “this is likely to push out chemtrails as the next big conspiracy theory” department. I posited back in 2009, when I first covered this story, that the huge vertical electric charge differentials in Earth’s...
  • From the “rise of the machines” department, and coming to a fake news story near you comes this troubling development that blurs the lines of reality and fantasy even further...
  • Guest essay by Michael Wallace, Hydrologist I’m sharing something which likely has been observed and perhaps even written widely about, yet I cannot find examples in the popular or peer review literature...
  • The Siberian Times reports: Reports of spectacular UFO – a giant glowing ball lighting the sky – in Siberia Fears from locals of ‘aliens arriving’, but there is a surprising explanation and, yes,...
  • HT/care5health, who also posed the following questions. I’m not a Californian, and this raises questions. 1. The stated reason for the generator is the high cost of running power lines. Is the cost of the power to be delivered...
  • Northern Journeys Mon, 28 Aug 17, 3:05am
    Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach I just got back from going up north to see my friends, to investigate core drills for gold ore sampling … oh, and to see the eclipse...
  • The last survivors on Earth Mon, 17 Jul 17, 7:00am
    From Eurekalert Public Release: 14-Jul-2017 University of Oxford The world’s most indestructible species, the tardigrade, an eight-legged micro-animal, also known as the water bear, will survive until the Sun dies,...
  • Cutting The Grass Tue, 23 May 17, 2:10am
    Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach Sufi stories of the wisdom of the foolish Mulla Nasrudin have been around for a thousand years or more. One of them tells how the Mulla was walking down the street one day. Three stories above...
  • From the American Chemical Society. WASHINGTON — Have you ever seen a drop of water navigate a maze? It’s possible thanks to the same phenomenon that lets you know if a griddle is hot enough for pancake batter....
  • This is curious new technology; imagine the US Flag being able to play the National Anthem from the flagpole! How scientists turned a flag into a loudspeaker MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY EAST LANSING, Mich...
  • WASHINGTON, DC — One million miles from Earth, a NASA camera is capturing unexpected flashes of light reflecting off our planet. The homeward-facing instrument on NOAA’s Deep Space Climate Observatory, or DSCOVR, launched...
  • NASA’s Fermi Catches Gamma-ray Flashes from Tropical Storms About a thousand times a day, thunderstorms fire off fleeting bursts of some of the highest-energy light naturally found on Earth...
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