Should We Modify Humans To “Save” The Planet?

What should we do about climate change? Lower our carbon emissions? Buy into solar energy? Stop eating meat? How about we genetically alter the human species? A group of researchers have suggested doing just that, stating it “poses less danger than altering our planet through geoengineering.” They’re not necessarily advocating such measures, but they do …

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Japanese “Ghost Ship” Arrives Off Coast Of British Columbia

A ghostly remnant of the March 11, 2011 Japanese tsunami has been located just over 100 miles from the Queen Charlotte Islands in British Columbia, Canada. It’s a fishing boat, and although clearly rusted and in pretty bad shape, it’s been coasting along in the pacific ocean for about a year. Officials say there are …

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Dug North And His Amazing Automata

I’ve been fascinated with automata ever since playing Syberia and reading Gaby Wood’s intriguing (if not occasionally out-of-focus) book “Edison’s Eve” nearly 10 years ago. These hand-cranked, clockwork machines have recently garnered mainstream attention thanks to the film Hugo, and the above video is a short tour of the works of Dug North, who appeared in …

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UFO Reported Over Worcestershire, Later Identified

On the evening of Friday, March 16, residents of Worcestershire, England witnessed a terrifying, unidentified object hovering across the sky. It was described as a large, slow-moving “upside down bowl,” which glowed brightly orange with “flashing lights underneath.” But, most troublesome of all, it made no sound whatsoever. Local news organizations were inundated with phone …

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“Zombie” Illness Affecting Children In Africa

It’s called the nodding disease, a mysterious illness that has infected more than 3,000 children in Northern Uganda. The symptoms? It begins as a string of epilepsy-like seizures, from which the disease gets its name. But with each subsequent seizure, it progresses to include confusion, inability to eat, and a deterioration of personality and cognitive …

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Unidentified Object In Russia To Be Examined By “Space Experts”

A group of Russian space experts have been called in to examine a large, silver object that allegedly fell from the sky in the small village of Otradnensky, Russia. It was reported to local police on Sunday, and described as weighing 200 kilos (440 lbs), with one side that looks somewhat like a satellite or, …

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Strange “Rumbles” Reported In Wisconsin, A Mysterious “Boom” In Canada

We’ve heard the strange noises around the world, allegedly from the sky. Now, “mysterious booms” are mystifying residents in Clintonville, Wisconsin. The sounds began on Sunday night, strange rumbles that seem to originate underground. But they’re not necessarily earthquakes — none have been recorded in the area — and city officials have “ruled out” mining …

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Strange Patents: Full Body Teleportation

What’s this? It’s an image from an actual patent for “full body teleportation.” Filed on September 29, 2004, the patent described an invention that “teleports a human being through hyperspace from one location to another using a pulsed gravitational wave traveling through hyperspace.” That’s two hyperspaces in the same sentence. This is serious.

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The Philip Experiment: Conjuring Life From Nothing

In September 1972, the Toronto Society for Psychical Research, along with poltergeist expert Dr. A.R.G. Owen, set out to accomplish one singular objective: To create a ghost. Not conjure, or contact. They wanted to explore the Tibetan Buddhist concept of tulpas, or “thoughtforms,” the practice of “willing” tangible forms into existence using our own innate mental …

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