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Russia reports radioactivity 986 times the norm after nuclear accident claim

Moscow says ‘extremely high’ levels of ruthenium-106 discovered as Greenpeace urges inquiry into possible cover-up<p>Russia’s meteorological service has confirmed that “extremely high” concentrations of the radioactive isotope ruthenium-106 in several parts of the country in late September, confirming …

Pollution

3,000-year-old fortress discovered in Turkish lake

A lost 3,000-year-old castle has been discovered by divers and researchers in Turkey’s Lake Van.<p>The spectacular ruins are thought to be those of a …

Archaeology

Sex matters in experiments on party drug — in mice

Ketamine lifts rodents' mood only if administered by male researchers.<p>Mouse experiments with the popular club drug ketamine may be skewed by the sex …

Research

How to Stare Into the Abyss

YouTube

Arizona Man Sells His $6.5 Million Ranch Because Of Constant, Violent Alien Attacks

Edmonds Claims He Fought Off Aliens With A Samurai Sword<p>The aliens aren't always friendly. John Edmonds says that he's killed 18 "greys" with a …

Books come under suspicion in post-coup Turkey

Ever since Turkey's attempted 2016 coup, a growing number of books have been outlawed and confiscated, with some even being considered evidence for …

Publishing

Lightning Creates Antimatter Near Earth By Triggering Nuclear Reactions In The Sky

Scientists have conclusively witnessed lightning triggering nuclear reactions in the sky for the first time since it was theorized over a century ago.<p>…

Physics

Disappear Into the Wide World of Spanish Pysch Rock

Illustration by Gabriel Alcala<p>If the artists in this list are any indication, then the country that gave the world Picasso, Goya, and Dali is …

Tyrannosaurus Rex

30 Years Ago Today...

Rape and no periods in North Korea's army

BBC Stories<p><b>A former soldier says life as a woman in the world's fourth-largest army was so tough that most soon stopped menstruating. And rape, she says, was a fact of life for many of those she served with.</b><p>For almost 10 years Lee So Yeon slept on the bottom bunk bed, in a room she shared with more …

Korean Peninsula

The Serial-Killer Detector

A former journalist, equipped with an algorithm and the largest collection of murder records in the country, finds patterns in crime.<p><i>Audio:</i> Listen to this story. To hear more feature stories, download the Audm app for your iPhone.<p>Thomas Hargrove is a homicide archivist. For the past seven years, he …

Crime

A kind of litmus test is - "How do you stand toward Fight Club, the movie?"

A kind of litmus test is - this always works on all my friends - "How do you stand toward Fight Club, the movie?" All the liberals claim, "Ah, it's …

Revenge of the Spectacle: This Time It's Personal

Science

The Net Neutrality Debate in 2 Minutes or Less

Good evening, ladies and gentlemen, and welcome to “Intractable Tech Battles!” Today—net neutrality! Yes, net neutrality: it's in the news, it's just …

Net Neutrality

UK water firms admit using divining rods to find leaks and pipes

Calls for regulator to stop companies passing cost of using discredited medieval practice on to customers<p>Ten out of the 12 water companies in the UK have admitted they are still using the practice of water dowsing despite the lack of scientific evidence for its effectiveness.<p>The disclosure has …

Scientific Research

Averting Ecocide: We need a Human Survival Index

In the view of most thinking people, the human species is more likely to earn its end in either a nuclear Armageddon or an episode of uncontrollable …

Stanford University

'Holy Air' is so nihilistic it argues against its own existence

Nihilism is a hell of an ethos. Rooting one’s identity in the unrootable pointlessness of the universe is a mentally and emotionally taxing …

Emotions

This Flat-Earther Is About To Launch Himself In A Homemade Rocket To Prove Earth Is Flat

This Saturday you’ll be able to watch live streaming footage of a flat-earther as he tries to prove the Earth is flat. Mike Hughes and his homemade steam-powered rocket are working till the end, tweaking the rocket that will send him on a 500 mph mile-long flight across the Mojave Desert.<p>The …

Exploration

Google admits it tracked user location data even when the setting was turned off

It did so via cell tower data<p>Android phones gather your location data and send it to Google, even if you’ve turned off location services and don’t have a SIM card, <i>Quartz</i> reported today.<p>The term “location services” oftentimes refers to exact GPS data for app usage, such as Google Maps finding your …

Privacy

Your Phone Is Always Tracking Your Location

A report Tuesday was a good reminder that no matter what you’ve done to keep your phone from tracking you, your phone is still tracking you.

Privacy

Uber discloses 2016 data breach that affected 57 million users

Uber has revealed that hackers were able to download personal information on 57 million users around the world, including names, email addresses and …

Uber

Favela Jiu-Jitsu: Nova Uniao Familia Bangu, Home of Marcio Andre

<b>By Nico Ball</b> | Fabio Andrade is the founder of ‘Familia Bangu’, a small social project that has been helping kids from one of Rio’s toughest …

Martial Arts

F.C.C. Plans Net Neutrality Repeal in a Victory for Telecoms

The Federal Communications Commission released a plan on Tuesday to dismantle landmark regulations that ensure equal access to the internet, clearing the way for internet service companies to charge users more to see certain content and to curb access to some websites.<p>The proposal, made by the …

Net Neutrality

#Metoo: The criminalisation of sexual passion

Love (hands in the air), Wolfgang Tillmans<p>Before a prostitute and a client have sex, they discuss in detail the acts that will take place. It’s a …

explicit

The Californian Ideology | Mute

'Not to lie about the future is impossible and one can lie about it at will' - Naum Gabo<p>There is an emerging global orthodoxy concerning the relation …

Innovation

Google Wipes 786 Pirate Sites From Search Results

Late July, President Vladimir Putin signed a new law which requires local telecoms watchdog Rozcomnadzor to maintain a list of banned domains while …

SEO

Remote Viewing Reality: Notes from a weekend spent with a psychic spy

There is no other discipline that I know which engages at the same time a person’s critical faculties and his imagination and then stretches them …

Aleister Crowley

This Former NASA Engineer Has Debunked Pretty Much Every Online UFO Sighting

Calm down, everyone.<p>You've probably seen more than your fair share of stories about UFO sightings. An astronaut on the ISS just has to catch footage …

UFOs

Google will ‘de-rank’ RT articles to make them harder to find – Alphabet chief

Eric Schmidt, the Executive Chairman of Google’s parent company Alphabet, says the company will “engineer” specific algorithms for RT and Sputnik, to …