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  • Social Media Asking ‘What Was That Light In The LA [Los Angeles] Sky?’

    05/04/2017 10:01:50 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 23 replies
    cns2la ^ | 05/04/2017
    A flash of light Thursday in the night sky over Los Angeles sent observers to social media to ask what it was and whether anyone else saw it. Vandenberg Air Force Base said it launched no missiles Thursday, and experts at Griffith Observatory were checking into what people might have seen. Huge #Light in the #Sky here above #Los #Angeles what was that ? #Missile test ? #Meteor? Anyone else saw it ? #California
  • Mysterious Purple Sea Orb Stymies Scientists

    07/28/2016 6:44:29 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 34 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 7/28/16 | Stephanie Pappas, Live Science
    "Have a look at that dark purple blob on the left, there." With those words, scientists aboard the Exploration Vessel Nautilus uncovered a marine mystery: a small purple orb tucked halfway under a rock off the coast of California. Researchers are so far stumped as to what the colorful, bumpy little ball might be. Their best guess is that it might be a gastropod (a mollusk such as a snail or slug that belongs to the class Gastropoda) called a pleurobranch — and possibly a new species.
  • North Korea Is Sending Mysterious Coded Radio Messages Again

    07/21/2016 7:33:11 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 57 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 7/21/16 | Kyle Mizokami - Popular Mechanics
    A North Korean short wave radio station abruptly returned to the airwaves last Friday after a sixteen year absence. The mysterious broadcast has South Korean intelligence agents scrambling to figure out what its message means-and whom the message was intended for. The transmission, which began at approximately 12:45 on Friday, was made by an unnamed female announcer and began with, "From now on, I will give review work for the subject of mathematics under the curriculum of a remote education university for exploration agents of the 27th bureau." The announcer went on to say, "On page 459, question number 35,...
  • VIRUS PROBED IN PARALYSIS CASES IN 9 COLORADO KIDS

    NEW YORK (AP) -- Health officials are investigating nine cases of muscle weakness or paralysis in Colorado children and whether the culprit might be a virus causing severe respiratory illness across the country. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday sent doctors an alert about the polio-like cases and said the germ - enterovirus 68 - was detected in four out of eight of the sick children who had a certain medical test. The status of the ninth case is unclear. The virus can cause paralysis but other germs can, too. Health officials don't know whether the virus...
  • Strange Sounds.com-Eerie, Spooky, Outer-Worldly Sounds Enigmatic, Super Freaky on Fox News

    09/05/2014 5:27:55 AM PDT · by lbryce · 12 replies
    http://strangesounds.org/ ^ | September 5, 2014 | Staff
    There are countless sounds cataloged of strange, weird sounds, many might just as well have originated in a parallel universe or dimension. Two specific examples are 1.the utterly alien sound emanating from the World Trade Center recorded just a few days ago and appearing on Fox News. 2. Similar spine-tingling sounds occurring during the Holocaust Memorial Siren in Israel signaling two minutes of silence and also separately during the memorial for the Warsaw Uprising in 1944 against the Nazis. But there's a huge collection of strange, freaky stuff recorded coming out of anywhere, but appears to be emanating from the...
  • Why Sunglasses Make Everyone Better Looking

    06/29/2014 7:24:46 AM PDT · by Enterprise · 57 replies
    Newser ^ | June 29, 2014 | Matt Cantor
    There is, somehow, an instant attractiveness boost conferred by sunglasses. But why is it that covering up our eyes creates this effect? Believe it or not, there is an expert on the topic (it was the subject of her PhD), and UK professor Vanessa Brown explains the situation to Science of Us. The Guardian notes Brown's research spun out of her catching sight of her own reflection one day—walking into a supermarket in scruffy painting clothes but looking, she believed "quite cool," thanks to her sunglasses. That may be because, first of all, symmetry makes us look better, and sunglasses...
  • Car accident killed SD girls missing since 1971

    04/28/2014 1:05:17 PM PDT · by BBell · 31 replies
    AP via twincities.com ^ | 04/15/2014 | Carson Walker
    ELK POINT, S.D. (AP) — Two South Dakota girls on their way to an end-of-school-year party at a gravel pit in May 1971 drove off a country road and into a creek where their remains lay hidden until last fall when a drought brought their car into view, authorities said Tuesday.
  • Mysterious new man-made gases pose threat to ozone layer

    03/10/2014 9:43:09 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 38 replies
    BBC News ^ | 3/9/14 | Matt McGrath
    Scientists have identified four new man-made gases that are contributing to the depletion of the ozone layer. Two of the gases are accumulating at a rate that is causing concern among researchers. Worries over the growing ozone hole have seen the production of chlorofluorocarbon (CFC) gases restricted since the mid 1980s. But the precise origin of these new, similar substances remains a mystery, say scientists. Lying in the atmosphere, between 15 and 30km above the surface of the Earth, the ozone layer plays a critical role in blocking harmful UV rays, which cause cancers in humans and reproductive problems in...
  • Mysterious privacy board touted by Obama has deep government ties

    06/21/2013 6:59:13 PM PDT · by Nachum · 21 replies
    Guardian ^ | 6/21/13 | Dan Roberts
    The body charged by President Obama with protecting the civil liberties and privacy of the American people exists in shadows almost as dark as the intelligence agencies it is designed to oversee. The Privacy & Civil Liberties Board (PCLOB) was due to meet Obama at the White House on Friday afternoon at 3pm in the situation room to discuss growing concerns over US surveillance of phone and internet records – or, at least, that´s what unnamed "senior administration officials" said would happen. The meeting did not appear on the president´s official diary issued to journalists, nor has
  • The Mysterious Case Of Richard Windsor

    01/18/2013 12:57:51 PM PST · by Nachum · 8 replies
    Power Line ^ | 1/18/13 | Scott Johnson
    All is not as it appears in the case of Richard Windsor, the alias used by outgoing EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson, apparently to shield email messages from discovery and disclosure. Under court order to cough up the email messages to Chris Horner of the Competitive Enterprise Institute, and having turned over a first installment of 2,100 such email messages earlier this week, the Obama administration is making this a case that might challenge the ingenuity of Sherlock Holmes. With Horner’s assistance, my daughter Eliana tries to pierce the fog of administrative war in her NRO column “Lisa Jackson’s gadfly.”
  • 'Mysterious' Baltic Sea Object Is a Glacial Deposit

    08/30/2012 12:36:38 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 38 replies
    LiveScience.com on Yahoo ^ | 8/30/12 | Natalie Wolchover | LiveScience.com
    A feature on the floor of the Baltic Sea that was discovered last summer by Swedish treasure hunters is making headlines once again. The latest media coverage draws upon an hour-long radio interview with Peter Lindberg, head of the Ocean X Team (which made the "discovery"), in which Lindberg delivers a string of cryptic and titillating statements about the "strange" and "mysterious" seafloor object his team has been exploring for a year. Lindberg discusses various possibilities for what the object might be: "It has these very strange stair formations, and if it is constructed, it must be constructed tens of...
  • Trooper, motorist: Mysterious object fell from sky

    04/12/2012 9:20:09 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 44 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 4/12/12 | AP
    LITCHFIELD, Conn. (AP) — Authorities in northwestern Connecticut say they didn't find anything after a state trooper and another person reported a large object falling out of the sky in Litchfield. The Republican-American of Waterbury reports (http://bit.ly/HEwTYZ ) that a person driving in Litchfield at about 2 a.m. Tuesday reported that a green, glowing object the size of a whale fell from the sky and crashed into Bantam Lake. Officials say that at about the same time, a state trooper 10 miles away in Warren called dispatchers to report that something fell out of the sky and landed near Bantam...
  • Wis. town longs for relief from mysterious booms

    03/21/2012 6:28:34 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 22 replies · 1+ views
    ap ^ | Mar 21, 8:15 PM EDT | DINESH RAMDE and CARRIE ANTLFINGER
    CLINTONVILLE, Wis. (AP) -- ... The strange disturbance sounds like distant thunder, fireworks or someone slamming a heavy door. At first, many people were amused or merely curious. But after three restless nights, aggravation is mounting. And some folks are considering leaving town until investigators determine the source of the racket. There have been no reports of injury or damage, despite some residents saying they could feel the ground roll beneath their feet. City officials say they have investigated every possible human cause. They checked water, sewer and gas lines, contacted the military about any exercises in the area, reviewed...
  • Mysterious metal ball from space falls in Namibia

    12/22/2011 10:58:53 PM PST · by geraldmcg · 38 replies
    CleanTV.com ^ | 12-23-11 | CleanTV
    A mysterious metal ball reportedly fell from space , landing in a grasslands area of the African nation of Namibia. So far experts claim the object is not of alien origin. It has two bumps on each end, appears to be hollow and weights about 13 pounds. Namibia's National Forensic Science Institute Director Paul Ludik said the sphere is 3.6 feet around and is made out of a "sophisticated" alloy that is not unknown to modern science, although it has no identifying markings to link it with a country or a company. So far that's about all we're told. But...
  • Mysterious Lights Over East El Paso, News Channel 9 (video)

    10/18/2010 7:56:18 PM PDT · by Nachum · 85 replies · 1+ views
    You Tube ^ | 10/18/10 | News Channel 9
    News of UFO Sighting in East El Paso. Very similar to NYC and other sightings recently.
  • Rare sighting in Laos of mysterious beast (twin-horned saola)

    09/17/2010 9:36:25 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 18 replies
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 9/17/10 | AFP
    HANOI (AFP) – One of the world's rarest animals, the secretive and mysterious twin-horned saola, has been seen for the first time in a decade, conservationists say. Villagers in Laos captured a saola in August and took it to their remote community, but it died after a few days in captivity, the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) said in a statement. The animal was photographed before its death, the first confirmed record since 1999 when pictures of wild saola were taken by automatic cameras in Laos, said IUCN, a Swiss-based network of scientists and environmental organisations. No biologist...
  • Mysterious Q Balls -Created in the Heat of the Newborn Universe: Are They SciFi or SciFact?

    09/11/2010 5:00:25 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 34 replies
    Daily Galaxy ^ | 9/10/10 | Casey Kazan
    Q-balls zoom through the Universe, according to CERN physicist Brian Cox, vaporizing stars and flouting the laws of physics. Each one is like a new universe in a nutshell. Inside a Q-ball, the familiar forces that hold our world together don't exist, which means that a single Q-ball can eat the heart out of a super-dense star,causing it to self-destruct in an almighty cosmic explosion. This was the scientific premise of the scifi thriller, Sunshine, directed by Danny Boyle (Trainspotting, The Beach). That's the fiction. The fact is that a Q-ball would travel through a light star like the sun...
  • Mysterious Asteroid Unmasked By Space Probe Flyby

    07/10/2010 4:50:23 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 11 replies · 1+ views
    Space.com ^ | 7/10/10 | Denise Chow
    A European spacecraft zoomed by past a mysterious asteroid Saturday to take the first-ever close look at the space rock while flying more than 282 million miles from Earth. The European Space Agency's (ESA) Rosetta space probe flew past the asteroid Lutetia, an object discovered in 1852 that appeared only as a bright speck in the sky to astronomers until today. The first new photos of the asteroid revealed Lutetia to be a lumpy rock with a potato-like appearance. Rosetta was about 1,900 miles (3,100 km) from the asteroid at its closest approach. The enigmatic space rock, which is about...
  • Speculation rife over identity of Israel's prisoner ‘Mr X’

    06/22/2010 2:07:49 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 21 replies
    The National ^ | 6/23/10 | Vita Bekker
    TEL AVIV // A mysterious arrest carried out recently by Israel’s security services has renewed condemnation from human rights groups about the country’s treatment of prisoners and its possible infringement of press freedoms. A report last week on the website of Israel’s biggest newspaper, Yediot Ahronot, said that a so-called “Mr X” is being held in complete seclusion at the maximum-security Ayalon prison, and his identity is being kept so closely under wraps that it is not even known to his prison guards or fellow inmates. The report cited an unidentified official at Israel’s penitentiary service as saying: “I don’t...
  • Afghanistan opium poppies hit by mysterious disease

    05/13/2010 4:13:18 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 28 replies · 713+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 5/13/10 | AFP
    KABUL (AFP) – As the pink poppy fields of southern Afghanistan yield their sticky harvest, opium production in the country that supplies the world with heroin is set to fall, farmers and officials say. That's good news for the fight against the multi-billion-dollar drugs trade but it could be bad news for Afghan farmers struggling to feed their families as the war against Taliban insurgents and drugs gangs escalates. "This year we had less poppy cultivation, which I think was because of our public awareness campaign which we launched before cultivation started," said Gul Mohammad, head of the counter-narcotics department...