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British Police Officer Encounters Strange Light

Last month, a British police officer was on night duty, patrolling the streets in Worcestershire, central England, when he came upon something rather peculiar: a “suspicious bright light” emanating from the other side of the Clent Hills. He immediately called his sergeant. He was going to investigate those hills, he told him, and uncover the …

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The Omega Point Theory

Simulated Immortality At The End Of The Universe

Immortality is a strange thing. Even if humans one day unlock the ability to live forever, all life must inevitably face the end of the universe itself. Or does it? Believe it or not, there exist certain peculiar theories that would promise humans immortality, despite the ultimate death of the universe. These theories, unorthodox as …

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A colorful anomaly among white clouds

Google Maps Anomaly: A Colorful “UFO” Amongst The Clouds

I don’t post about UFOs much anymore, mostly because I don’t find them all that interesting. But weird stuff on Google Maps? I’m all over that (for some reason). This strange, UFO-shaped anomaly was spotted in Google Street View by Andrea Dove as she searched for directions in Jacksonville, Texas. It looks like a flying …

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Drekong Monastery, Tibet Autonomous Region, China

Ancient Buddhist ‘Iron Man’ Statue Was Carved From Meteorite

Scientists at the University of Stuttgart in Germany have discovered that a Buddhist statue, first located by the Nazis in 1938, was carved from ataxite, a type of rare, nickel-rich iron meteorite. Known as the “Iron Man” statue, it is believed to portray the god Vaiśravaṇa, or Namtösé in Tibet, and was likely created in …

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Device That Garbles Your Brain Awarded Ig Nobel Prize

Here’s something that doesn’t bother me at all. It’s called the SpeechJammer, a device that, when pointed at someone, will repeat their own words back to them with a short delay, causing a disorienting echo effect that forces the person to just stop talking altogether. It won the 2012 Ig Nobel Prize in Acoustics last week, …

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Hubble's eXtreme Deep Field

Explore The Past With Hubble’s Farthest-Ever View Of The Universe

What we see here is the farthest-ever view of the universe. The image, known as the eXtreme Deep Field, was assembled over the course of 10 years using photographs taken by NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope. NASA has described it as a “time tunnel into the distant past,” a look at the universe some 13.2 billion …

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Lake Baikal, Siberia, Russia

Russian Scientist Calls For Expedition To Search For Siberian Lake Monster

Sure. This could be a picture of a man swimming in a lake. I’m not denying that. But apparently Russian scientists are convinced that a monster lurks beneath the depths of remote Lake Labynkyr in Siberia, and this photograph is part of the evidence. Long thought to be the home of a gigantic creature known …

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Aurora Borealis In Iceland

Photo: Aurora Borealis In Iceland

An aurora is a natural phenomenon in which charged particles from solar winds and the magnetosphere collide with atoms in Earth’s upper atmosphere. Luminous swirls appear in the sky, shades of green and sometimes red or blue, painting the night in an alien glow. In the north, this phenomenon is called the Aurora Borealis, or …

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