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DARPA: We Are Engineering the Organisms That Will Terraform Mars

1 week ago - Terraformed Mars, artist's conception. Image: Daein Ballard/Wikimedia Commons It’s no secret that the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is investing heavily in genetic engineering and synthetic biology. Whether that excites or terrifies you depends on how you feel about ...

Now There's A Mysterious Dark 'Anti-Polar Cap' on Pluto's Moon Charon

1 week ago - The latest batch of pics from the New Horizons spacecraft has revealed a previously unseen surface feature on Charon, a prominent dark splotch located at one of its poles. The new image of Charon was captured on June 18 at a distance of 31,500,000 miles (50,700,000 km). It shows ...

Consciousness has less control than believed, according to new theory

1 week ago - Consciousness -- the internal dialogue that seems to govern one's thoughts and actions -- is far less powerful than people believe, serving as a passive conduit rather than an active force that exerts control, according to a new theory proposed by an SF State researcher. ...

This Is Why People Think UFOs Look Like 'Flying Saucers'

1 week ago - It’s credited as the first modern UFO sighting and the origin of America’s obsession with flying saucers. But it might have all been based on what The Atlantic calls “one of the most significant reporter misquotes in history.” On this day, June 24, in 1947, an amateur ...

Documentary FRONTLINE claims Russian Gov is a single man ruling with an iron fist

1 week ago - A documentary on Frontline, has investigated the corruption rife within the Russian government.[1] Arguably, according to the narrators of the one hour film, government in its true sense, doesn’t exist. It’s a single man ruling with an iron fist. One who learnt at an early age, in ...

The Top 10 Facts About The Illuminati You Never Knew

1 week ago - Beginning in the late 17th century there was a cultural movement of intellectuals who were referred to as ‘The Age Of Enlightenment’ , their purpose was to reform society using reason to challenge ideas grounded in tradition and faith and to advance knowledge through the scientific ...

Guiant, ancient megalithic monument found under the Sea of Galilee

1 week ago - The giant Stone structure beneath the Sea of Galilee: Remnants of an ancient civilization? This giant stone structure is located beneath the waters of the Sea of Galilee in Israel. Archaeologists are puzzled because they do not know what is its purpose, when it was built nor how ...

US Army eyes Star Wars-style hoverbikes for tactical reconnaissance

1 week ago - “Star Wars”-style hoverbikes could become part of America’s high-tech arsenal, as the U.S. Army Research Laboratory looks to harness the unusual technology for military use. U.K.-based hoverbike specialist Malloy Aeronautics has joined forces with Belcamp, Md.-based SURVICE ...

After the HUVr and Hendo Hoax., now Lexus says it's made a REAL hoverboard: 'The Slide'

1 week ago - Stop me if you've heard this one before, but a company has created a working, honest-to-god-it's-real hoverboard. It's called "Slide," and it's made by Lexus. There's not much information about it aside from a microsite, a promotional video, and a few photos of the thing. The ...

Aliens Under the Scanner: Similarities Found in Brains of Alleged Abductees

1 week ago - I've never been to Hawaii, but since my days of watching Magnum P.I. on TV, I always thought of it as a true paradise --especially if you had a red Ferrari and an epic 'stache like Tom Selleck. But even these tropical islands would seem like Hell on Earth, if you thought you were ...

Exoplanet discovered in comet's clothing

1 week ago - Astronomers have discovered a spectacular comet-like tail around a distant planet the size of Neptune. The findings reported in the journal Nature, could provide new clues as to how some rocky terrestrial planets are formed. "This is truly incredible, it's the largest atmosphere ...

Pepper, the humanoid household robot to go on sale to public in Japan

1 week ago - Pepper, the humanoid robot that its makers say can recognise and respond to human emotions, goes on sale in Japan this weekend. SoftBank, the company behind the robot, is planning to release 1,000 robots every month. Pepper will sell for 198,000 yen (£1,000), and ...

Facebook can recognise you in photos even if you're not looking

1 week ago - Thanks to the latest advances in computer vision, we now have machines that can pick you out of a line-up. But what if your face is hidden from view? An experimental algorithm out of Facebook's artificial intelligence lab can recognise people in photographs even when it can't see ...

Creepy preadator with a mouth in its belly threatens global ecosystems after reaching the US

1 week ago - FEARS snail species could be wiped out have emerged after an alien-like worm that devours them made it to north America. The bizarre New Guinea flatworm ingests snails, even when they are inside their shells through a strange mouth in its belly, and will also eat up other native ...

Marvel at this beautiful sight of a RAINBOW in space caught on NASA camera

1 week ago - An earlier smaller cosmic rainbow captured by the Hubble Telescope The "interstellar rainbow" was created after a surge of solar flare from a neutron star - the remains of a star destroyed by a supernova explosion - which created the biggest and brightest 'space rainbow' ever ...