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Interesting paper on the use and effects of military acoustic weapons (infrasonic, sonic, and ultrasonic frequencies)

// August 9th, 2017 // No Comments » // Medical News

The psychoacoustic effect of infrasonic, sonic and ultrasonic frequencies within non-lethal military warfare techniques. Exploring the use of audio to influence humans physically and psychologically as a means of non-lethal warfare methods throughout both the 20th and the 21st century.

….and here’s the first high-res image of Pluto

// July 15th, 2015 // No Comments » // Astronomy and Space News

In the NASA press conference running right now, they released the first high-res image of Pluto. So without further ado…

The Doomsday Clock – a grim reminder that the human race is not immortal

// January 21st, 2015 // No Comments » // History and Civilization

Called the Doomsday Clock, it hangs on a wall in the University of Chicago. In over 65 years, the time has only changed twenty-one times. Created in 1947, during the dawn of the atomic age, the universally-recognized clock represents the countdown to human extinction. The closer they set the clock to midnight, the closer the […]

Are sunspots killing us? New research hints sunspots at birth shorten overall lifespan

// January 12th, 2015 // No Comments » // Astronomy and Space News

Research out of Norway drew a surprising conclusion this week – sunspots appear to shorten a person’s lifespan by over half a decade. Researchers studied more than 9,062 Norwegian births from 1676 to 1878 and using the occurrence of sunspots, a barometer of sorts for solar activity, found that lifespans were shorter by slightly over […]

Put pervert seals with cute little penguins and you get – Oh, the horror…

// December 11th, 2014 // No Comments » // General Science News

The Polar Biology journal captured an unusual incident involving seals and penguins on an unnamed remote island in the sub-Antarctic. Yes, the animals were caught having sex with each other – and it’s not the first time sexual predatory seals have been caught having their way with the cute little penguins. Back in 2006, “amorous […]

New Jersey school teachers snaps most terrifying great white shark photo ever!

// October 11th, 2014 // No Comments » // General Science News

National Geographic reported this unbelievably terrifying photo of a Great White Shark lunging for bait dangling from shark cage. The photo was taken by 26-year-old Amanda Brewer who acts as a courageous cage diver by night and a, wait for it… New Jersey school teacher by day! She took the photo of the female great […]

Whale surfaces for food nearly swallowing a diver who is filming annual sardine run (video)

// May 21st, 2014 // No Comments » // General Science News

This video was shot off the coast of South Africa during the annual sardine run. The diver/photographer saw the whale coming up for the bait ball and figured he was a goner

Shocking video – alligator vs. electric eel. Guess who wins?

// April 5th, 2014 // No Comments » // General Science News

The electric eel, native to the fresh waters of the Amazon and Orinoco River basins in South America, is capable of generating up to 600 volts which it uses for hunting and, you guessed it, self-defense. They grow to a lengthy 7 foot and can weigh as much as 45 lbs. which means they could […]

North Korea surprises the world with their stupidly simple military drones – RC planes with GoPro cameras attached

// April 2nd, 2014 // No Comments » // Astronomy and Space News

Although they pale in comparison to the United States’ Predator and Global Hawk military drones, North Korea apparently has a military drone program of their own, albeit Kim Jong-un’s version is little more than a RC plane with GoPro cameras strapped on. South Korea said today that two of the drones crashed outside their military […]

North Korea’s new space agency logo says a lot – NADA

// April 2nd, 2014 // No Comments » // Astronomy and Space News

It’s one year old and to celebrate the milestone, North Korea has rolled out a new logo for their space program called, and we’re not kidding here – NADA (as in Spanish for “nothing”). Not surprisingly, the logo is almost a direct copy of NASA’s iconic emblem (see below).

National Archives photo mystery solved – newly-discovered 150-year-old photos depict Lincoln funeral procession

// March 25th, 2014 // No Comments » // History and Civilization

Experts at the National Archives say it’s long been a mystery – what the photograph depicts, why it was photographed, and where it was shot. But a retired government accountant from Maryland, Paul Taylor, believes the scene was shot on Broadway, outside New York’s historic Grace Church, and that it was shot on Tuesday, April […]

It’s python vs. crocodile – guess who won the epic four-hour battle

// March 4th, 2014 // No Comments » // Astronomy and Space News

Close-up of python eating crocodile

Pythons and crocodiles – both are deadly carnivores who terrify not only people, but the enumerable members of the animal kingdom who are unfortunate enough to serve as their lunch. Both beasts lie pretty close to the top of the food chain. But what would happen if the two were pit against each other in […]

Scientist observe and photograph record-breaking meteorite impact on Moon

// February 25th, 2014 // No Comments » // Astronomy and Space News

On September 11, 2013, Spanish astronomers spotted a meteorite with a weight of nearly 1,000 lbs crashing into the surface of the Moon. Astronomers say the record-breaking impact would have generated a flash of light bright enough to be seen from Earth. The strike was recorded by the Moon Impacts Detection and Analysis System (MIDAS), […]

As if they weren’t terrifying enough – researchers find alligators perched in trees!

// February 11th, 2014 // No Comments » // General Science News

Endowed with natural armor and 6-inch teeth, they hide, deathly still, in dense underbrush waiting for their prey. No problem – just watch where you step. But now a University of Tennessee study has found that the reptiles can climb and perch in trees as far as the crowns. Vladimir Dinets, a research assistant professor […]

Wow! Stunning picture of Milky Way taken from Northern Chile

// January 29th, 2014 // No Comments » // Astronomy and Space News

NASA published this stunning photograph today featuring the road that connects the Northern Cross and Southern Cross – the central band of our Milky Way Galaxy. Taken from Laguna Cejar in Northern Chile by Nicholas Buer, the photo was shot in October, just after sunset. Included in the photo are the Moon, Venus (above/left of […]

China’s lunar rover may have just experienced a catastrophic failure – world holds breath (update)

// January 27th, 2014 // No Comments » // Astronomy and Space News

China’s Jade Rabbit lunar rover is a little over a month into its three-month lunar exploration mission. Today the Chinese State Administration of Space, Technology, and Industry for National Defense has said the rover has experience a “mechanical control abnormality” that was the result of a “complicated lunar surface environment”. In other words, it’s stuck […]