Green Clouds And Moscow At The End Of The World

A mysterious green cloud cast shadows over Moscow yesterday, leaving many with fears of chemical spills and, well, a looming apocalypse. Officials say it’s just pollen. A “large amount of pollen,” perhaps birch, to be exact. But many residents aren’t buying it. Yesterday was the 26th anniversary of the Chernobyl disaster, and conspiracy theorists have …

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How Mad Cow Disease Affects Humans

Another case of Mad Cow Disease was discovered in California this month. This was the first known case in the United States since 2006, and luckily never had a chance to enter the human food chain. But since Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) has once again found itself thrust into mainstream attention, now seems as good …

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Photo: Popocatépetl’s Activity Increases

Mexico’s Popocatépetl has been quite active this month, spewing ash and prompting officials to raise the volcanic alert level “to five on a seven-point scale.” The earth has also been rumbling near the volcano, perhaps an ominous foreshadowing of things to come. “‘There was a strong humming sound all night… it’s roaring,’ said Alvaro Perez.” …

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A Chance Encounter With A Time Traveler

This peculiar time travel tale comes straight from Reddit’s NoSleep district. Now, sure, a good chunk of the posts over there are just stories. Tales for the campfire, I guess. But that doesn’t make them any less interesting. And, occasionally, you come across something more substantial. On March 22, 2012, for example, Reddit user actionslacks submitted …

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Watch These Nano Quadrotors Prepare To Take Over The World

We’ve seen these Nano Quadrotors perform the James Bond theme. They’re harmless, right? Check out the above video to see them in action during a Robot Apocalypse training exercise. Watch as they prepare for the inevitable end of humanity and the beginning of a new age of Nano Quadrotor supremacy. Or not. (Really, check out …

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Watch Your Heads: Another Unidentified Object Crashes Down In Siberia

Hey, guess what: More stuff has fallen from the sky in Russia. On Friday, April 13, witnesses reported a mysterious glow above the Taiga forest of Siberia’s Irkutsk region, followed by a resounding CRASH as something bright and presumably metal hit the ground. Russian news agency RIA Novosti reports an investigative team is on the case, …

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This Crab Logic Gate Will Solve All Your Crab Logic Gate Needs

It’s amazing what kind of weird stuff people think up when they’re bored. And by people, I mean scientists. Over at Kobe University in Japan, for example, a team of computer scientists have constructed a working computer inspired by “the swarming behavior of soldier crabs.” They built a “geometrically constrained environment” and let loose swarms …

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Are Our Brains Radios From Another Dimension?

As far as we know, our brains are biological computers (…sort of). They’re driven by well understood biochemical processes, comprised of plain old physical matter. But there’s always been that sliver of a theory, you know? That there’s more to the mind and consciousness than what we perceive. Beyond the gray matter and the neurons …

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A Strange Light Is “Harassing” Residents Of Champaign, IL

An unexplainable white light is terrorizing a small neighborhood in Champaign, Illinois. The light appears as a silent glowing object, occasionally spotted hovering “a few dozen feet over the neighborhood” of Garden Hills. Some even claim it follows them. At least one resident describes the light as “intimidating.” “She literally started crying…” Reports of the unidentified object …

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Strange Patents: An “Interstellar Space Craft”

So here’s a patent application for a “tubular shaped interstellar space craft,” filed on November 14, 2008. It’s an ambitious patent, outlining a “plasma based aircraft” that can “approach the speed of light,” and it’s packed full of gadgets: “The craft has a proton accelerator, plasma guns, diversion devices…This invention is comparable to the discovery of …

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Space shuttle exterior in space

Astronauts Encounter Unidentified “Orbs” During Final Shuttle Mission

“Okay, we’re seeing three or four objects…” During their final mission aboard space shuttle Atlantis, astronauts were perplexed by what appeared to be multiple floating orbs outside their window. A video highlighting this strange occurrence surfaced on Youtube earlier this week, and it’s certainly curious. Of course, these “orbs” could be nothing more than reflections …

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Doomsday Condos Available At Kansas Missile Silo

Still haven’t found that perfect shelter for the end of the world? You’re in luck. Units are still available at a repurposed Atlas-F nuclear missile silo in Salina, Kansas, where doomsday bunkers are being constructed right inside its missile shaft. The apocalypse “luxury condos” sell at $2 million a floor, all of which are completely …

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