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Multiple Alien UFO Bases And Structures Found On The Moon, UFO Researcher Claims

A UFO researcher claims he has identified at least 30 alien UFO bases and structures on the lunar surface using Google Moon.<p>According to the French …

Paranormal

Want to live to 100? Here's what you should be eating right now

Take a few diet tips from the longest-living communities in the world<p>It's that time of year again. The season of overindulgence is coming to a close: you've consumed your bodyweight in chocolate and your sole form of exercise has consisted of lifting a champagne glass while prostrate on the …

10 Reasons Our Universe Might Actually Be Virtual Reality

Physical realism is the view that the physical world we see is real and exists by itself, alone. Most people think this is self-evident, but physical …

Building Me: A Puzzlement

It's a puzzle — the deepest puzzle I know. The question is: What are we?<p>One answer, from physicist-novelist Alan Lightman, is we are stuff. Just stuff.<p>"Let me explain. A highly unpleasant idea, but one that has been accepted by scientists over the last couple of centuries, is that we human beings, …

'Don't Touch Me,' Said Canada. 'I Won't!' Said The U.S.A. So They Moved 20 Feet Apart

The U.S. and Canada may be as lovey-dovey as two neighbors can get, but according to this charming video history by CGP Grey, both countries agreed to tuck themselves a little bit in, 10 feet back for America, 10 feet back for Canada, creating a corridor of open, surveillable, clear space between …

Finding a new Earth could be a sign we’re on our way to extinction

Last week, scientists announced the discovery of Kepler-186f, a planet 492 light years away in the Cygnus constellation. Kepler-186f is special because it marks the first planet almost exactly the same size as Earth orbiting in the “habitable zone”—the distance from a star in which we might expect …

Rare Earth

A Mathematical Proof That The Universe Could Have Formed Spontaneously From Nothing

Cosmologists assume that natural quantum fluctuations allowed the Big Bang to happen spontaneously. Now they have a mathematical proof<p>One of the …

We may already know how we will cure death—but should we?

A pair of advocates—they do legitimate research too, but their ardor is so intense, it’s hard to call them scientists—believe that they will, within their lifetimes, make ours the first generation of humans to live forever.<p>Their quest is elegantly laid out in <i>The Immortalists</i>, a new documentary …

Singularity

Ukraine tells Putin: this could be war

Thousands of Ukrainian troops put on combat alert as UK calls urgent meeting of UN Security Council<p>Ukraine defied Russian aggression on Saturday night warning that any military intervention would lead to war.<p>Ukraine’s acting leaders appeared on television in a sombre address to the nation after …

Science proves elephants are even smarter than we thought

We now have evidence they’re some of the most empathic animals on the planet. Can we still justify their captivity?<p>One day in 2010, while taking a stroll in his backyard, Kandula the elephant smelled something scrumptious. The scent pulled his attention skyward. There, seemingly suspended in the …

Ancient gladiator school discovered in Austria

An ancient Roman gladiator school has been discovered in Austria, complete with cell blocks, a training arena and a bath complex, archaeologists say.<p>The buried remains of the school at the site of Carnuntum, near Vienna were detected not through excavations but through remote-sensing techniques. …

Is Planet Earth Under New Management?

A hundred million years from now, when we're all dead and gone, a team of geologists will be digging in a field somewhere ...<p>... and they will discover, buried in the rocks below, a thin layer of sediment — very thin, about the width of a cigarette paper, says British stratigrapher Jan Zalasiewicz. …

Debt, no degree: Bills mount for ex-college students who never reached the finish line

This past April, facing the prospect of three 20-page papers due in the same week, Indiana University East student Harmony Glenn had a panic attack in the school library.<p>“I couldn’t breathe, and my chest felt tight,” she said. “I was asking myself, ‘Do I push forward…or do I cut my losses?’”<p>Glenn, …

Oldest Javelins Predate Modern Humans, Raise Questions on Evolution

The oldest stone-tipped projectile weapons date to 280,000 years, study says.<p><b>The oldest known stone-tipped projectiles have been discovered in Ethiopia. The javelins are roughly 280,000 years old and predate the earliest known fossils of our species, Homo sapiens, by about 80,000 years.</b><p>These …

You can be 007 as Ready SIM launches data-only plan to access the mobile Internet anonymously

If you value your privacy on mobile devices, Roam Mobility has a product called Ready SIM for you. The Vancouver, Canada-based company has launched a new data-only plan that enables people to use the mobile Internet via a 4G data network without revealing their identity.<p>Ready SIM has built a system …

28 facts that prove Fukushima's nuclear disaster has put the West Coast in danger

New reports are showing that the infamous Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster that happened on March 11, 2011 has been more harmful than anyone could …

Eminem Becomes First Act Since The Beatles to Have Four Singles in Hot 100 Top 20

With projected sales of 700-750k, Eminem’s <i>The Marshall Mathers LP 2</i> is set to have the second highest sales week of the year, but that isn’t the only …

Associated Press News

Why the GMO Debate Misses the Point

_The escalating rhetoric of the GMO debate has rippled across the biohacker world—especially as DIYers start trying their hand at bioengineering. We’ve been calling for ecologists to step up and give some perspective. They’ve universally balked. So we’re grateful for Sasha Wright. She’s an …

Last Hours of Humanity: We Appear to Be Warming the World into Its 6th Major Extinction Event

If you were standing outdoors looking at the distant and reddening sky 250 million years ago as the Permian Mass Extinction was beginning, unless you …

Climate Change

This Collection Of War Photography Holds Some Of The Most Haunting Images You'll Ever See

"Photographs are our collective memory of war. Luckily, most of us don't ever experience it first-hand," Tucker told ShutterLove, a photography website.<p>The survey has now been collected in a museum exhibition called, "War/Photography: Images of Armed Conflict and Its Aftermath," showing currently …

Old Stone Tools Add Twist to the Extinction of Madagascar’s Megafauna

Madagascar is an natural wonder, brimming with creatures that have evolved in the island’s “splendid isolation.” But Madagascar’s endemic fauna was even more spectacular in the not-too-distant past. The island is now devoid of the enormous elephant birds, giant lemurs, dwarfed hippos, and other …

The World's Most Fuel-Efficient Car Finally Comes To The U.S.

The Volkswagen XL1, which gets the equivalent of 209 miles per gallon, debuted this morning in Chattanooga, Tenn.<p>Today the world’s most fuel-efficient car, the Volkswagen XL1, made its first U.S. appearance at the 23rd Annual Society of Environmental Journalists conference in Chattanooga, …

Ethiopia’s giant underground blob of magma puzzles scientists

The Afar Rift in Ethiopia makes a bold impression when seen from a helicopter.<p>The Afar Rift in Ethiopia is marked by enormous gashes that signal the breakup of the African continent and the beginnings of a new ocean basin, scientists think.<p>The fractures appear eerily similar to seafloor spreading …

Earth Science

Grand Theft Auto Online Details Revealed

Over 500 missions will be available.<p>Exit Theatre Mode<p>Rockstar has revealed the hope behind Grand Theft Auto Online is "to create an entire Grand …

Good Job, Humanity: As Of Today We Are Consuming More Than Earth Can Replenish This Year

Cue the slow clapping.<p>Today is Earth Overshoot Day. Happy Earth Overshoot Day! Except, well, we don't much feel like celebrating.<p>That's because Earth Overshoot Day is the day each year when we've consumed natural resources at a rate beyond which our planet can replenish, and have produced more …

Ice-free Arctic may come as soon as 2054, study says

Polar bears in the Arctic Ocean near Barrow, Alaska are confronted with reduced summer sea ice.<p>Cruise ships and oil tankers may be sailing through ice-free waters of the Arctic as early as 2054, according to a new study that narrows to a handful of years the uncertainty of when this climate-change …

Climate Change

Air Pollution Kills More Than 2 Million a Year