Rob Schwarz

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MUFON Report: 1971 & 1988 UFO Sightings

I’m a big fan of retro UFO sightings. Maybe it’s the way those old pictures look, or the fact that – in my opinion – the most famous and intriguing …

UFOs

Thin Is in for Invisibility Cloaks

Illustration: Xiang Zhang group, University of California, BerkeleyWhen Xiang Zhang first invented an invisibility cloak that worked at optical …

Engineering

U.S. Physicists Smash Distance Record for Quantum Teleportation

A team of physicists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology has ‘teleported’ quantum data carried in light particles over 63 miles …

Double Black Holes May Warp Spacetime - But Quietly

Pairs of black holes circling around each other, getting closer and closer to crashing together, may create ripples in space and time — but new …

Gravitational Waves

We Emit Clouds of Microbes Wherever We Go

Humans shed a million particles an hour, and those microbe-laced clouds are sometimes unique enough to identify the person producing them. …

Linking brains: Researchers at UW say they've done it

Brain scientists at the University of Washington have used an old-fashioned parlor game in a novel way to prove that two people’s brains can be …

The Brain

Marines give Google’s latest robot a tryout as “working dog”

DARPA testing Boston Dynamics Spot bot at Quantico this week as scout, load carrier.<p>Spot on point: the Boston Dynamics robot prepares to enter a …

Robotics

Perplexing Pluto: New ‘Snakeskin’ Image and More from New Horizons

The newest high-resolution images of Pluto from NASA’s New Horizons are both dazzling and mystifying, revealing a multitude of previously unseen …

New cockroach robot may save lives … and spy (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

If something looks like a cockroach and behaves like a cockroach – well, don’t be so sure. It could be a Russia-created miniature robot which can spy …

Paralyzed Man Walks Again Using Brain-Wave System

A 26-year-old man who was paralyzed in both legs has regained the ability to walk using a system controlled by his brain waves, along with a harness …

The Brain

These ants seem to do the weirdest thing when this iPhone rings

We just spotted this weird video of ants circling up around an iPhone when it starts ringing:<p>This seems really unusual, so we reached out to a few scientists who study ants and other social insects to see what they thought of the clip.<p>Below are a few different theories as to what is going on.<p>1) The …

CERN's 'Cosmic Piano' uses particle data to make music

Physicists at CERN have created a "cosmic piano" that uses particle data to create live music.<p>Developed by Arturo Fernandez and Guillermo Tejeda as …

CERN

Rendlesham Forest Incident: The Time Travelers’ Binary Message

At about 3:00 a.m. on December 26, 1980, Sergeant Jim Penniston and a team of other servicemen at RAF Woodbridge ventured into the Rendlesham Forest …

UFOs

MUFON Report: The Strange Mystery of the Photoshopped Alien

Here we have perhaps the most profound and remarkable proof of an extraterrestrial presence on Earth that I’ve ever seen.And by that, I mean a …

UFOs

The Nightmare: A New Documentary About the Terror of Sleep Paralysis

<i>The Nightmare</i> is a new documentary that delves into the horrifying world of sleep paralysis, a strange phenomenon that leaves sufferers immobilized …

Documentaries

Scientists Create ‘Ghosts’ in the Lab by Tricking the Brain

Neuroscientists have succeeded in creating "ghosts" in the laboratory by tricking the brains of test subjects into feeling an unexpected "presence" in the room.<p>Under normal circumstances the brain is able to form a unified self-perception, but lead researcher Olaf Blanke explained that when this …

Why Are UFOs Always Hanging Around the International Space Station?

If I didn’t know any better, I’d say the International Space Station already has the makings of a popular trade hub. I mean, just about every day …

UFOs

MUFON Report: A Fiery Stone With an Alien Face

Well, this MUFON report was just downright confusing to me.<b>Case #64892</b>. January 12, 1995 at about 6:15 am. Praia do Hermenegildo, Santa Vitoria do …

UFOs

CERN’s LHC: Will We Find Parallel Universes…or the Gates of Hell?

Bad news on the Large Hadron Collider front: a short circuit could delay its scheduled restart, which would have happened right about now, for “days …

Science

A Bizarre Missing Time Incident in Texas

Last month, Reddit user elitistczar shared this strange experience of “missing time” while driving outside of Cotulla, Texas. It happened during the …

UFOs

'Giant lobster' ate like a whale

<b>Scientists have discovered a bizarre human-sized lobster ancestor that lived 480 million years ago.</b><p>The monster used spiny "limbs" on its head to sift food from the ocean.<p>It also had pairs of fins along both sides of its 2m-long body, which are precursors of the double limbs seen in many of its …

Paleontology

Neurostimulation: Hacking your brain

NeurostimulationHacking your brain<p>With a DIY bundle of electronics or a ready-made device it is possible to stimulate the brain. But does it work and …

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Discovery will allow plant breeders to target insect species when developing crops<p><b>Story Contact(s)</b>:<br>Jeff Sossamon, sossamonj@missouri.edu, 573-882-3346<p>…

Botany

'Quantum jitters' could form basis of evolution, cancer

The molecular machines that copy DNA in a living cell are amazingly fast and accurate at pairing up the correct bases—G with C and A with T—into each …

Genetics

Warp in spacetime lets astronomers watch the same star explode four times

Thanks to a phenomenon known as gravitational lensing, the Hubble Space Telescope has captured four images of the same supernova explosion.<p>For the …

Confident? Your voice gives you away in milliseconds

Watch what you say, or rather, how you say it. People judge how confident you are in just 0.2 seconds.<p>Xiaoming Jiang and Marc Pell of McGill …

Now THAT'S a shooting star! White dwarf breaks galactic speed record by travelling at 745 miles per SECOND

• <b>Astronomers in Hawaii have found the fastest 'unbound' star in the galaxy</b>• <b><br>Called US 708 it is moving at 745 miles (1,200km) per second</b>• <b><br>It will leave</b> …

Why Norwegians just carried a new kind of seed into a vault buried in a mountain

The “doomsday” vault built into an Arctic mountain, which stores seeds for food crops in case of a natural disaster, has received its first delivery …

Forests

2012: What To Do If You Can't Afford An Underground Bunker

<b>The end is coming.</b><p>Well, maybe.<p>We all know the stories of 2012: The end of the Mayan long count calendar; the slow, creeping threat of a solar …

Scientists in Orbit Over Dawn's Arrival at Ceres

<i>Dawn’s approach and trajectory as it begins its orbital “dance” with Ceres. As you watch, note the timeline at upper right.</i><p>Dawn made it! After a …

Ceres