Disclose News http://www.disclose.tv/ Disclose.tv - Best Conspiracy Theories Site | UFO Sightings Videos! en-en (c) Disclose.tv,2014 UFO taking in the scene at Hong Kong protest? Thu, 02 Oct 2014 19:32:51 +0200 support@disclose.tv http://www.disclose.tv/news/UFO_taking_in_the_scene_at_Hong_Kong_protest/109283 http://www.disclose.tv/news/UFO_taking_in_the_scene_at_Hong_Kong_protest/109283 ]]> Ongoing pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong have drawn tens of thousands of citizens, taking to the streets, demonstrating their opposition to news that China will choose the candidates for the upcoming 2017 election. During one of those protests, the crowd got a little something extra as a brightly lit object appeared in the sky above the throng, moving slowly at first and then, as the BBC caught it on camera, the UFO suddenly shot up in the air out of sight. A television viewer in Scotland watched the demonstration news coverage and recorded the broadcast. When he saw the object in the sky, he later sent the video to a local news outlet, the Hamilton Advertiser, according to OpenMinds.TV. Watch this video of the alleged UFO in the sky above Hong Kong: The aerial object first appears on the left side of the screen, descends in front of a building, and moves to the right toward another tall building where it stops and hovers ... Crypto Wars 2.0: New privacy battle looms after moves by Apple, Google Thu, 02 Oct 2014 19:32:51 +0200 support@disclose.tv http://www.disclose.tv/news/Crypto_Wars_20_New_privacy_battle_looms_after_moves_by_Apple_Google/109256 http://www.disclose.tv/news/Crypto_Wars_20_New_privacy_battle_looms_after_moves_by_Apple_Google/109256 ]]> A new battle is brewing over privacy for mobile devices, after moves by Google and Apple to toughen the encryption of their mobile devices sparked complaints from law enforcement. The issue is part of a long-running debate over whether tech gadgets should have privacy-protecting encryption which makes it difficult for law enforcement to access in time-sensitive investigations. FBI director James Comey reignited the issue last week, criticizing Apple and Google for new measures that keep smartphones locked down - without even the company holding the keys to unlock the data. "What concerns me about this is companies marketing something expressly to allow people to place themselves beyond the law," the FBI chief said, warning that law enforcement may be denied timely access, even with a warrant, in cases ranging from child kidnapping to terrorism ... FBI Releases Documents proving Adolf Hitler and Eva Braun fled to Argentina in a Submarine Thu, 02 Oct 2014 19:32:51 +0200 support@disclose.tv http://www.disclose.tv/news/FBI_Releases_Documents_proving_Adolf_Hitler_and_Eva_Braun_fled_to_Argentina_in_a_Submarine/109231 http://www.disclose.tv/news/FBI_Releases_Documents_proving_Adolf_Hitler_and_Eva_Braun_fled_to_Argentina_in_a_Submarine/109231 ]]> Newly declassified FBI documents prove that the government knew Hitler was alive and well, and living in the Andes Mountains long after World War II. On April 30 1945, Adolf Hitler committed suicide in his underground bunker. His body was later discovered and identified by the Soviets before being rushed back to Russia. Is it really possible that the Soviets have been lying all this time, and that history has purposely been rewritten? No one thought so until the release of the FBI documents. It seems that it is possible that the most hated man in history escaped war torn Germany and lived a bucolic and peaceful life in the beautiful foothills of the Andes Mountains. The Intelligence Community Knew. Recently released FBI documents are beginning to show that not only was Hitler and Eva Braun’s suicide faked, the infamous pair might have had help from the director of the OSS himself, Allen Dulles ... First Ebola Case Confirmed in Dallas; DFR Crew Quarantined Thu, 02 Oct 2014 19:32:51 +0200 support@disclose.tv http://www.disclose.tv/news/First_Ebola_Case_Confirmed_in_Dallas_DFR_Crew_Quarantined/109230 http://www.disclose.tv/news/First_Ebola_Case_Confirmed_in_Dallas_DFR_Crew_Quarantined/109230 ]]> A person who arrived from Liberia to Dallas a week ago has tested positive for Ebola, becoming the first person diagnosed in the U.S. with the potentially deadly virus, the City of Dallas confirmed Tuesday. There is no doubt in my mind that we will stop it here. Dr. Thomas Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention The patient was hospitalized at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital on Sunday after falling ill four days earlier, on Sept. 24. The Dallas Fire-Rescue ambulance crew who transported the infected man to the hospital is being quarantined and monitored for Ebola symptoms, Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings told NBC 5, and the ambulance used to transport the man has been pulled from service. The number of people in the DFR crew being monitored is not known. After receiving the Ebola diagnosis, the city activated its Emergency Operations Center and is on Level 2: High Readiness ... Mysterious Object Spotted On Saturn's Moon Thu, 02 Oct 2014 19:32:51 +0200 support@disclose.tv http://www.disclose.tv/news/Mysterious_Object_Spotted_On_Saturns_Moon/109228 http://www.disclose.tv/news/Mysterious_Object_Spotted_On_Saturns_Moon/109228 ]]> Last July, radar images from NASA’s Cassini spacecraft captured a mysterious feature in a large hydrocarbon sea on Saturn’s moon Titan. Astronomers on the radar team has suggested a wide range of ideas -- surface waves, rising bubbles, floating solids, solids suspended just below the surface, or perhaps something more exotic -- though it’s still anyone’s guess.  "Science loves a mystery, and with this enigmatic feature, we have a thrilling example of ongoing change on Titan," says Stephen Wall from the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in a news release. "We're hopeful that we'll be able to continue watching the changes unfold and gain insights about what's going on in that alien sea."  The feature currently covers an area of about 160 square kilometers, and it’s been observed at least twice by Cassini during Titan flybys in 2013 and again in August this year ... Five ways the superintelligence revolution could happen Thu, 02 Oct 2014 19:32:51 +0200 support@disclose.tv http://www.disclose.tv/news/Five_ways_the_superintelligence_revolution_could_happen/109217 http://www.disclose.tv/news/Five_ways_the_superintelligence_revolution_could_happen/109217 ]]> Biological brains are unlikely to be the final stage of intelligence. Machines already have superhuman strength, speed and stamina - and one day they will have superhuman intelligence. The only reasons this may not occur is if we develop some other dangerous technology first that destroys us, or otherwise fall victim to some existential risk. But assuming that scientific and technological progress continues, human-level machine intelligence is very likely to be developed. And shortly thereafter, superintelligence. Predicting how long it will take to develop such intelligent machines is difficult. Contrary to what some reviewers of my book seem to believe, I don't have any strong opinion about that matter. (It is as though the only two possible views somebody might hold about the future of artificial intelligence are "machines are stupid and will never live up to the hype!" and "machines are much further advanced than you imagined and true AI is just around the corner!") ... Glaciers in the Grand Canyon of Mars? Thu, 02 Oct 2014 19:32:51 +0200 support@disclose.tv http://www.disclose.tv/news/Glaciers_in_the_Grand_Canyon_of_Mars/109191 http://www.disclose.tv/news/Glaciers_in_the_Grand_Canyon_of_Mars/109191 ]]> For decades, planetary geologists have speculated that glaciers might once have crept through Valles Marineris, the 2000-mile-long chasm that constitutes the Grand Canyon of Mars. Using satellite images, researchers have identified features that might have been carved by past glaciers as they flowed through the canyons; however, these observations have remained highly controversial and contested. Now, a joint team from Bryn Mawr College and the Freie Universitaet Berlin has identified what could be the first mineralogical evidence of past glaciers within the Valles Marineris: a layer of mixed sulfate minerals halfway up the three-mile-high cliffs of Ius Chasma at the western end of the canyon system. The team -- including Selby Cull (Bryn Mawr College), Patrick McGuire and Christoph Gross (Freie Universitaet Berlin), and Bryn Mawr undergraduate student researchers Jenna Myers and Nina Shmorhun -- mapped the acid-sulfate mineral jarosite along the canyon wall ... Mysterious 'ball' on Mars: Where did it come from? Thu, 02 Oct 2014 19:32:51 +0200 support@disclose.tv http://www.disclose.tv/news/Mysterious_ball_on_Mars_Where_did_it_come_from/109173 http://www.disclose.tv/news/Mysterious_ball_on_Mars_Where_did_it_come_from/109173 ]]> It seems too round to be true — the Curiosity rover has found a ball-shaped object among the craggy rocks in its picture. This image was taken on Sol 746 of the rover’s mission on Mars, which so far has extended over two Earth years. No, it’s not the leftover of a Martian baseball game and nor is it aliens. In fact, according to Discovery News (who is quoting NASA) it’s a kind of rock that shows evidence of water in the ancient past.  Ian O’Neill writes: According to MSL scientists based at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, Calif., the ball isn’t as big as it looks — it’s approximately one centimeter wide. Their explanation is that it is most likely something known as a “concretion ... 3,600 crystals in wearable skin monitor health 24/7 Thu, 02 Oct 2014 19:32:51 +0200 support@disclose.tv http://www.disclose.tv/news/3600_crystals_in_wearable_skin_monitor_health_247/109171 http://www.disclose.tv/news/3600_crystals_in_wearable_skin_monitor_health_247/109171 ]]> A new wearable medical device that uses up to 3,600 liquid crystals can quickly let you know if you’re having heart trouble—or if it’s simply time to slather on some moisturizer. The small device, approximately five centimeters square, can be placed directly on the skin for around-the-clock health monitoring. The wireless technology uses thousands of tiny liquid crystals on a flexible substrate to sense heat. When the device turns color, the wearer knows something is awry. “Our device is mechanically invisible—it is ultrathin and comfortable—much like skin itself,” says Yonggang Huang, professor of civil and environmental engineering and mechanical engineering at Northwestern University. Huang and colleagues tested the device on people’s wrists. “One can imagine cosmetics companies being interested in the ability to measure skin’s dryness in a portable and non-intrusive way,” Huang says. “This is the first device of its kind ... Hagfish Slime: Biomaterial Of The Future? Thu, 02 Oct 2014 19:32:51 +0200 support@disclose.tv http://www.disclose.tv/news/Hagfish_Slime_Biomaterial_Of_The_Future/109170 http://www.disclose.tv/news/Hagfish_Slime_Biomaterial_Of_The_Future/109170 ]]> I don’t like to admit that there are many things that are as badass in the marine world as sharks, but hagfish definitely give them a run for their money. Hagfish are primitive, eel-like creatures that spend most of their lives slithering along the ocean floor, scavenging dead and dying fish. They’re spineless, virtually blind, have no jaws and have barely changed over the last 300 million years. They’re not sounding very tough right now, so what makes them so special? Well, hagfish have a sticky trick up their sleeves. When attacked or threatened, they exude a gelatinous slime into the water that can quickly smother the gills and mouth of a predator, thwarting the attack. This incredible goo has amazed scientists for decades, but we’re only just starting to understand its wonderful properties ... Spotlight: Washington's secret agendas Thu, 02 Oct 2014 19:32:51 +0200 support@disclose.tv http://www.disclose.tv/news/Spotlight_Washingtons_secret_agendas/109164 http://www.disclose.tv/news/Spotlight_Washingtons_secret_agendas/109164 ]]> One might think that by now even Americans would have caught on to the constant stream of false alarms that Washington sounds in order to deceive the people into supporting its hidden agendas. The public fell for the lie that the Taliban in Afghanistan are terrorists allied with al Qaeda. Americans fought a war for 13 years that enriched Dick Cheney's firm, Halliburton, and other private interests only to end in another Washington failure. The public fell for the lie that Saddam Hussein in Iraq had "weapons of mass destruction" that were a threat to America and that if the US did not invade Iraq Americans risked a "mushroom cloud going up over an American city." With the rise of ISIS, this long war apparently is far from over ... Mysterious New Poison Dart Frog Found; Is Size of Fingernail Thu, 02 Oct 2014 19:32:51 +0200 support@disclose.tv http://www.disclose.tv/news/Mysterious_New_Poison_Dart_Frog_Found_Is_Size_of_Fingernail/109157 http://www.disclose.tv/news/Mysterious_New_Poison_Dart_Frog_Found_Is_Size_of_Fingernail/109157 ]]> A new species of poison dart frog so teeny it can fit on a fingernail has been discovered in a rain forest in Panama, a new study says. Scientists found the toxic, electric-orange amphibian in a single hilly area near the Caribbean coast, according to a study published this week in the journal Zootaxa. Measuring just 12.7 millimeters in length, the newly described Andinobates geminisae remains something of a mystery, according to the study team. For one, the mini-amphibian “looks nothing like” its closest genetic relatives in the region, mainly because of its orange color, study co-author Andrew Crawford, a professor of evolutionary genetics and biostatistics at the University of the Andes in Bogotá, Colombia, said by email. (See more pictures of poison dart frogs.) Instead, “the new species superficially looks much more like the strawberry poison dart frog (Oophaga pumilio),” Crawford said. “Perhaps A ... Gravitational wave detection by frequency matching oscillating stars? Thu, 02 Oct 2014 19:32:51 +0200 support@disclose.tv http://www.disclose.tv/news/Gravitational_wave_detection_by_frequency_matching_oscillating_stars/109153 http://www.disclose.tv/news/Gravitational_wave_detection_by_frequency_matching_oscillating_stars/109153 ]]> Scientists have shown how gravitational waves - invisible ripples in the fabric of space and time that propagate through the universe - might be "seen" by looking at the stars. The new model proposes that a star that oscillates at the same frequency as a gravitational wave will absorb energy from that wave and brighten, an overlooked prediction of Einstein's 1916 theory of general relativity. The study, which was published today in the Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society: Letters, contradicts previous assumptions about the behavior of gravitational waves. "It's pretty cool that a hundred years after Einstein proposed this theory, we're still finding hidden gems," said Barry McKernan, a research associate in the Museum's Department of Astrophysics, who is also a professor at CUNY's Borough of Manhattan Community College; a faculty member at CUNY's Graduate Center; and a Kavli Scholar at the Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics ... How Diversity Makes Us Smarter Thu, 02 Oct 2014 19:32:51 +0200 support@disclose.tv http://www.disclose.tv/news/How_Diversity_Makes_Us_Smarter/109128 http://www.disclose.tv/news/How_Diversity_Makes_Us_Smarter/109128 ]]> The first thing to acknowledge about diversity is that it can be difficult. In the U.S., where the dialogue of inclusion is relatively advanced, even the mention of the word “diversity” can lead to anxiety and conflict. Supreme Court justices disagree on the virtues of diversity and the means for achieving it. Corporations spend billions of dollars to attract and manage diversity both internally and externally, yet they still face discrimination lawsuits, and the leadership ranks of the business world remain predominantly white and male. It is reasonable to ask what good diversity does us ... 5000-Year-Old Water Pipeline Discovered in Western Iran Thu, 02 Oct 2014 19:32:51 +0200 support@disclose.tv http://www.disclose.tv/news/5000YearOld_Water_Pipeline_Discovered_in_Western_Iran/109118 http://www.disclose.tv/news/5000YearOld_Water_Pipeline_Discovered_in_Western_Iran/109118 ]]> A 5000-year-old water system has been unearthed during the second season of a rescue excavation project at the Farash ancient historical site at the Seimareh Dam reservoir area in western Iran. An archaeological team led by Leili Niakan has been conducting the second season of their rescue excavation since March, when the Seimareh Dam came on stream. The team plans to save ancient artifacts and gather information about the ancient sites that are being submerged by the reservoir of the dam, which became operational in early March. This system, which comprises a small pool and an earthenware pipeline, was discovered on the eastern shore of the reservoir of the dam on the border between Ilam Province and Lorestan Province, Niakan said. Niakan said part of the water system has been submerged as the water level has risen ... Tracks of tears on eye's corneal surface could hold key to cyber security Thu, 02 Oct 2014 19:32:51 +0200 support@disclose.tv http://www.disclose.tv/news/Tracks_of_tears_on_eyes_corneal_surface_could_hold_key_to_cyber_security/109103 http://www.disclose.tv/news/Tracks_of_tears_on_eyes_corneal_surface_could_hold_key_to_cyber_security/109103 ]]> Tears can expose our most private emotions but could they also secure our most private information online? Stephen Mason, an Australian optometrist, has discovered a new way to use scans of people's tears as passwords which he calls "the world's first one-time biometric pin". He has focused on the cornea, rather than the iris, which is the norm in most optical scanners, because cyber criminals cannot copy the unique way tears change our eyes. The scanner can recognise a person because each cornea has a unique map. But if a criminal was to steal and try to use the data from the last time someone logged in, the machine would find it invalid because it expects the data to change slightly each time. "The corneal surface is wet with tears so our own data changes from moment to moment," he said. "Each data set I capture from any eye has these really tiny variations ... Stephen Hawking makes it clear: There is no God Thu, 02 Oct 2014 19:32:51 +0200 support@disclose.tv http://www.disclose.tv/news/Stephen_Hawking_makes_it_clear_There_is_no_God/109099 http://www.disclose.tv/news/Stephen_Hawking_makes_it_clear_There_is_no_God/109099 ]]> The physicist explains that science now offers more convincing explanations for existence. He is therefore an atheist. If I were a scientist, I'd stick to the Goldman Sachs principle: bet on both sides. "Believe in science, believe in God" seems to cover all the possibilities and gives you the best chance for a cheery afterlife. For a time, it was thought that astrophysicist Stephen Hawking had also left a tiny gap in his credo window for a magical deity. However, he has now come out and declared that there is no God. He gave an interview to Spain's El Mundo in which he expressed his firm belief that el mundo was the work of scientifically explainable phenomena, not of a supreme being. Hawking said: "Before we understand science, it is natural to believe that God created the universe. But now science offers a more convincing explanation ... No single 'missing link' found in dinosaur-to-bird evolution process Thu, 02 Oct 2014 19:32:51 +0200 support@disclose.tv http://www.disclose.tv/news/No_single_missing_link_found_in_dinosaurtobird_evolution_process/109062 http://www.disclose.tv/news/No_single_missing_link_found_in_dinosaurtobird_evolution_process/109062 ]]> The early stages of the process through which birds evolved from dinosaurs was slow and gradual, and there was no single "missing link" separating the two different types of creatures, according to research published in Thursday's edition of the journal Current Biology. Lead author Dr. Stephen Brusatte, a paleontologist at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland, and his colleagues analyzed the anatomical make-up of more than 850 body features in 150 extinct species in order to map the evolutionary journey from meat-eating dinosaurs to ancient birds. Based on the fossil records, they found that the emergence of birds took place bit-by-bit over the course of 150 million years. "There was no moment in time when a dinosaur became a bird, and there is no single missing link between them," Dr. Brusatte said in a statement. "What we think of as the classic bird skeleton was pieced together gradually over tens of millions of years ... Alien origin: Water on Earth predates Sun, meaning our life originated elsewhere Thu, 02 Oct 2014 19:32:51 +0200 support@disclose.tv http://www.disclose.tv/news/Alien_origin_Water_on_Earth_predates_Sun_meaning_our_life_originated_elsewhere/109058 http://www.disclose.tv/news/Alien_origin_Water_on_Earth_predates_Sun_meaning_our_life_originated_elsewhere/109058 ]]> Science relies on signs of water to tell a story of how a celestial body or its region came to be. Now it appears our own solar system holds water older than itself, which could have dramatic consequences for our search for alien life. To explain this new theory, a previously long-held conception of star formation needs to be examined. Each star is forged from materials found in its own interstellar molecular cloud. It also surrounds it with a protoplanetary disk, or a solar nebula - a belt from which its planets are born. Previous research was uncertain whether the ice in this disk comes from open space or is formed in a chemical reaction by the star's own processes after the previous building blocks of water are evaporated. That uncertainty is now gone and we can say that our own life is not the result of activity created within the protoplanetary disk at all ... Curiosity Finds A Weird "Ball" On Mars Thu, 02 Oct 2014 19:32:51 +0200 support@disclose.tv http://www.disclose.tv/news/Curiosity_Finds_A_Weird_Ball_On_Mars/109057 http://www.disclose.tv/news/Curiosity_Finds_A_Weird_Ball_On_Mars/109057 ]]> If there's one thing to be said for Curiosity's mission on Mars so far, it certainly hasn't been boring. From supposed Martian squirrels to strange flashes of light on the surface, the rover has kept us entertained. And now there's this rather odd... ball. Although the six-wheeled rover has taken thousands of photographs of Martian rocks, the rich diversity of Mars' landscape has provided many beautiful examples of planetary geology and some geology that is downright weird. Take this recent photographic example from the Mars Science Laboratory's Mastcam camera that was uploaded to the mission's photo archive on sol 746 (Sept. 11). While compiling a mosaic of images of the surrounding landscape, Curiosity captured a rather un-Mars-like shape atop a rocky outcrop. There's a perfect-looking sphere sitting proudly on a flat rock surface. It's dusty, but under that dust it appears a little darker than the surrounding rock ... 20-Year-Old Supernova Mystery Finally Solved Thu, 02 Oct 2014 19:32:51 +0200 support@disclose.tv http://www.disclose.tv/news/20YearOld_Supernova_Mystery_Finally_Solved/109051 http://www.disclose.tv/news/20YearOld_Supernova_Mystery_Finally_Solved/109051 ]]> A star-explosion mystery that puzzled astronomers for more than two decades has finally been solved. Researchers using data gathered by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope have determined that the supernova SN 1993J — which was first observed in 1993, as its name suggests — occurred because one star nabbed hydrogen from another.  “This is like a crime scene, and we finally identified the robber," study co-author Alex Filippenko, a professor of astronomy at the University of California, Berkeley, said in a statement. "The companion star stole a bunch of hydrogen before the primary star exploded." [Supernova Photos: Great Images of Star Explosions] One telltale sign that something was unusual came through looking at the composition of SN 1993J, which is a Type IIb supernova — a rare kind of star explosion that has much less hydrogen than typical supernovas do ... Life on Mars oddities: 'Traffic light' and perfectly-shaped ball spotted on Red Planet Thu, 02 Oct 2014 19:32:51 +0200 support@disclose.tv http://www.disclose.tv/news/Life_on_Mars_oddities_Traffic_light_and_perfectlyshaped_ball_spotted_on_Red_Planet/109050 http://www.disclose.tv/news/Life_on_Mars_oddities_Traffic_light_and_perfectlyshaped_ball_spotted_on_Red_Planet/109050 ]]> With the now increased traffic in the Red Planet's region - since India's satellite reached Mars's orbit Wednesday - a traffic light might just be what's been missing. And it didn't take long for one to be discovered. NASA's Mars rover, the Curiosity, which has been exploring the planet for over two years, fitted with 17 cameras, sent a picture of something that looks much like Earth's traffic lights. The mobile robot submits plenty of curious pictures from the surface of Mars, which are on public display. This time it was a space enthusiast from the UK, Joe Smith, running an ArtAlienTV YouTube channel, who spotted a striking resemblance. "I have been following the images from NASA since the start and I flick through them on the NASA website every day. I saw this one and I thought, 'Hang on, that looks a bit strange.' I think it looks like a traffic light," Smith said of a stack of several large rocks from the footage ... Rethinking the origins of the universe Thu, 02 Oct 2014 19:32:51 +0200 support@disclose.tv http://www.disclose.tv/news/Rethinking_the_origins_of_the_universe/109049 http://www.disclose.tv/news/Rethinking_the_origins_of_the_universe/109049 ]]> Black holes have long captured the public imagination and been the subject of popular culture, from Star Trek to Hollywood. They are the ultimate unknown – the blackest and most dense objects in the universe that do not even let light escape. And as if they weren’t bizarre enough to begin with, now add this to the mix: they don’t exist. “I’m still not over the shock,” said Mersini-Houghton. “We’ve been studying this problem for a more than 50 years and this solution gives us a lot to think about.” For decades, black holes were thought to form when a massive star collapses under its own gravity to a single point in space – imagine the Earth being squished into a ball the size of a peanut – called a singularity. So the story went, an invisible membrane known as the event horizon surrounds the singularity and crossing this horizon means that you could never cross back ... Complex alien organic molecule found in interstellar space Thu, 02 Oct 2014 19:32:51 +0200 support@disclose.tv http://www.disclose.tv/news/Complex_alien_organic_molecule_found_in_interstellar_space/109043 http://www.disclose.tv/news/Complex_alien_organic_molecule_found_in_interstellar_space/109043 ]]> Scientists have found the beginnings of life-bearing chemistry at the centre of the galaxy. Iso-propyl cyanide has been detected in a star-forming cloud 27,000 light-years from Earth. Its branched carbon structure is closer to the complex organic molecules of life than any previous finding from interstellar space. The discovery suggests the building blocks of life may be widespread throughout our galaxy. Various organic molecules have previously been discovered in interstellar space, but i-propyl cyanide is the first with a branched carbon backbone. The branched structure is important as it shows that interstellar space could be the origin of more complex branched molecules, such as amino acids, that are necessary for life on Earth. Dr Arnaud Belloche from the Max Planck Institute for Radio Astronomy is lead author of the research, which appears in the journal Science ... Indias first Mars satellite enters orbit, costing just 11% of NASAs own Mars mission Thu, 02 Oct 2014 19:32:51 +0200 support@disclose.tv http://www.disclose.tv/news/Indias_first_Mars_satellite_enters_orbit_costing_just_11_of_NASAs_own_Mars_mission/109042 http://www.disclose.tv/news/Indias_first_Mars_satellite_enters_orbit_costing_just_11_of_NASAs_own_Mars_mission/109042 ]]> India’s Mars orbiter, Mangalyaan, has successfully inserted itself into Mars orbit. India becomes only the fourth space agency to successfully make it into Mars orbit, behind the Soviets, NASA, and the ESA. Remarkably, the entirety of India’s Mangalyaan mission cost just 4.5 billion rupees — or about $74 million. Compare this to NASA’s own MAVEN Mars orbiter, which has a total mission cost of around $672 million. This was also India’s first attempt to reach Mars orbit — historically, only Europe’s ESA made it to Mars on its first attempt. The ISRO — India’s space agency — launched Mangalyaan (literally “Mars-craft”) back in November 2013. In the last 10 months, it has traveled about 680 million kilometers (422 million miles) in a heliocentric orbit around the Sun to finally reach Mars. Funnily enough, NASA’s own MAVEN orbiter reached Mars just a couple of days ago ... Shellshock: A deadly new vulnerability that could lay waste to the internet Thu, 02 Oct 2014 19:32:51 +0200 support@disclose.tv http://www.disclose.tv/news/Shellshock_A_deadly_new_vulnerability_that_could_lay_waste_to_the_internet/109039 http://www.disclose.tv/news/Shellshock_A_deadly_new_vulnerability_that_could_lay_waste_to_the_internet/109039 ]]> There’s a new internet-crippling zero-vulnerability in town called Shellshock. It potentially affects around half of all websites on the internet (around 500 million), and millions or billions more internet-connected devices such as routers, smartphones. Unlike Heartbleed, which was quite hard to exploit properly, Shellshock can be exploited with just a couple of lines of code, giving just about anyone the ability to run arbitrary code on an affected computer. In simple terms, this means that it’s now relatively simple for anyone to gain unauthorized access to a large portion of the world’s computers, and download/extract a wide variety of sensitive details. Shellshock also has the potential to be turned into a worm — a self-replicating piece of code that automatically propagates to all Shellshock-vulnerable systems, potentially causing untold damage ... Engineer Sees Big Possibilities in Micro-robots, Including Programmable Bees Thu, 02 Oct 2014 19:32:51 +0200 support@disclose.tv http://www.disclose.tv/news/Engineer_Sees_Big_Possibilities_in_Microrobots_Including_Programmable_Bees/109037 http://www.disclose.tv/news/Engineer_Sees_Big_Possibilities_in_Microrobots_Including_Programmable_Bees/109037 ]]> Traditionally robots have been big, powerful, metallic objects that might weld doors onto cars in a factory," Wood says. "The robots we explore are dramatically different, some on a new, micro-sized scale, others made of soft rather than rigid materials." The ways the robots might one day help humans are astonishing, he says, potentially transforming fields like medicine and agriculture. Take RoboBees, colonies of autonomous flying micro-robots that Wood's team has been developing for years. He says that they could one day perform search-and-rescue expeditions, scout hazardous environments, gather scientific field data, even help pollinate crops. (Related "The Drones Come Home.") Like much of Wood's work, the RoboBees' design is "bio-inspired." "If you want to make something a centimeter big that can fly, several hundred thousand solutions already exist in nature," he says. "We don't just copy nature ... Harvesting hydrogen fuel from the Sun using Earth-abundant materials Thu, 02 Oct 2014 19:32:51 +0200 support@disclose.tv http://www.disclose.tv/news/Harvesting_hydrogen_fuel_from_the_Sun_using_Earthabundant_materials/109028 http://www.disclose.tv/news/Harvesting_hydrogen_fuel_from_the_Sun_using_Earthabundant_materials/109028 ]]> The race is on to optimize solar energy's performance. More efficient silicon photovoltaic panels, dye-sensitized solar cells, concentrated cells and thermodynamic solar plants all pursue the same goal: to produce a maximum amount of electrons from sunlight. Those electrons can then be converted into electricity to turn on lights and power your refrigerator. At the Laboratory of Photonics and Interfaces at EPFL, led by Michael Grätzel, where scientists invented dye solar cells that mimic photosynthesis in plants, they have also developed methods for generating fuels such as hydrogen through solar water splitting. To do this, they either use photoelectrochemical cells that directly split water into hydrogen and oxygen when exposed to sunlight, or they combine electricity-generating cells with an electrolyzer that separates the water molecules. This high efficiency provides stiff competition for other techniques used to convert solar energy ... Scientist claims to mathematically prove there are no black holes Thu, 02 Oct 2014 19:32:51 +0200 support@disclose.tv http://www.disclose.tv/news/Scientist_claims_to_mathematically_prove_there_are_no_black_holes/109015 http://www.disclose.tv/news/Scientist_claims_to_mathematically_prove_there_are_no_black_holes/109015 ]]> An American physicist claims she has mathematically refuted the existence of black holes in our universe. The new theory combines Steve Hawking's radiation theory with quantum theory's fundamental law that no information ever disappears from the universe. Professor Laura Mersini-Houghton from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill maintains she managed to merge two seemingly contradicting theories, Einstein's theory of gravity and a fundamental law of quantum theory. While Einstein's theory predicts the formation of black holes, the quantum theory law says that no information from the universe can ever disappear, in an attempt to resolve the so-called 'information law paradox.' Until now modern science generally believed that a black hole forms from a massive star that collapses under its own gravity into a single spot in space the astronomers call a singularity, surrounded by the event horizon that neither light nor energy could escape from ... This Cop Sums Up Everything that is Wrong with the Police in America Thu, 02 Oct 2014 19:32:51 +0200 support@disclose.tv http://www.disclose.tv/news/This_Cop_Sums_Up_Everything_that_is_Wrong_with_the_Police_in_America/109013 http://www.disclose.tv/news/This_Cop_Sums_Up_Everything_that_is_Wrong_with_the_Police_in_America/109013 ]]> "Keep your hands out of your pocket or I'll pop a bullet in ya!" "I will hurt you!" Psychopathy or sociopathy is traditionally defined as a personality disorder characterized by enduring antisocial behavior, diminished empathy and remorse, and disinhibited or bold behavior. The Federal Bureau of Investigation reports that psychopathic behavior is consistent with traits common to some serial killers, including sensation seeking, a lack of remorse or guilt, impulsivity, the need for control, and predatory behavior. In this raw footage below, officer David Marcinik of the Palm Bay Florida Police Department, comes up on two teenagers parked in a gravel drive. Over the course of the next 20 minutes Marcinik exhibits several of the traits of a psychopath. He clearly has a lack of remorse for his actions, zero empathy, he's impulsive, and displays a sickening predatory behavior. It is hard to watch ... UK Ministry of Defence to release more UFO files next year Thu, 02 Oct 2014 19:32:51 +0200 support@disclose.tv http://www.disclose.tv/news/UK_Ministry_of_Defence_to_release_more_UFO_files_next_year/108992 http://www.disclose.tv/news/UK_Ministry_of_Defence_to_release_more_UFO_files_next_year/108992 ]]> The UK Ministry of Defence began a campaign in 2008 to release all of their UFO files, a process which supposedly had come to an end in June, 2013. However, in a response to a letter inquiring about specific UFO files, the MOD says it is treating the letter as a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request, and as such has found the documents in question and will be releasing them. The FOI response says the files are being prepared to be released to The National Archives (TNA) of the UK, a process which may take 9 months. The FOI response was released on September 16 as part of a weekly posting on the Ministry of Defence website listing FOI responses of the week. The document is titled, “Whether documents titled ‘UFO policy’ and 3 other documents still exist and if so are they still ‘classified’ ... Water discovered in a small, warm exoplanets atmosphere for first time Thu, 02 Oct 2014 19:32:51 +0200 support@disclose.tv http://www.disclose.tv/news/Water_discovered_in_a_small_warm_exoplanets_atmosphere_for_first_time/108991 http://www.disclose.tv/news/Water_discovered_in_a_small_warm_exoplanets_atmosphere_for_first_time/108991 ]]> Astronomers have detected water vapour in the atmosphere of a planet that orbits a star far beyond our solar system. Observations of the Neptune-sized planet, which lies 120 light years from Earth in the constellation of Cygnus, revealed that its atmosphere was mostly hydrogen with around 25% made up from water vapour. Until now, researchers have been frustrated in their efforts to study the atmospheres of planets much smaller than Jupiter because their skies were thick with clouds. The problem was so persistent that astronomers had begun to think that all warm, small planets formed with substantial cloud cover. But writing in the journal Nature, scientists in the US describe how they found a Neptune-sized planet with cloud-free skies, enabling them to make detailed measurements of a small planet’s atmosphere for the first time. The planet, named HAT-P-11b, is about four times the diameter of Earth ... MRIs of Careful People Can Predict When Bubbles Will Pop Thu, 02 Oct 2014 19:32:51 +0200 support@disclose.tv http://www.disclose.tv/news/MRIs_of_Careful_People_Can_Predict_When_Bubbles_Will_Pop/108961 http://www.disclose.tv/news/MRIs_of_Careful_People_Can_Predict_When_Bubbles_Will_Pop/108961 ]]> In the 1630s, Holland was gripped by the world’s only known case of “tulip mania.” The intensely colored flowers were already a luxury item before then, but their prices leaped when tulips with flame patterned petals hit the market, and they continued rocketing to previously incomprehensible levels. The price for a single bulb soon far surpassed what a skilled worker could make in an entire year, and others commanded enough money to buy homes or land. It didn’t last, of course. The inevitable and dramatic crash in prices left people puzzling over the tulip bubble for centuries to come. An early account blamed it on a group delusion, fueled by emotional highs spreading through the population like an infection. Subsequent observers found reasons in the Dutch market structure of the time, or government policies that encouraged wanton trading, or even fallout from the bubonic plague ... US plans for future of fusion research Thu, 02 Oct 2014 19:32:51 +0200 support@disclose.tv http://www.disclose.tv/news/US_plans_for_future_of_fusion_research/108956 http://www.disclose.tv/news/US_plans_for_future_of_fusion_research/108956 ]]> As the international ITER project to develop an experimental nuclear fusion reactor eats into research budgets around the world, an advisory panel to the US Department of Energy recommends mothballing at least one of three major experiments and focusing on research necessary to bring ITER online. The Fusion Energy Sciences Advisory Committee (FESAC) released its report on 22 September at a meeting in Gaithersburg, Maryland. The document outlines a 10-year plan for US nuclear fusion research for various budget scenarios, the most optimistic of which calls for “modest growth”. Nuclear fusion offers the potential for producing practically limitless energy by smashing heavy atoms of hydrogen into helium inside a burning 100-million-kelvin plasma and capturing the energy released by the reaction — but scientific and engineering challenges remain ... Where did the green 'alien eggs' come from that washed up on a Sydney beach? Thu, 02 Oct 2014 19:32:51 +0200 support@disclose.tv http://www.disclose.tv/news/Where_did_the_green_alien_eggs_come_from_that_washed_up_on_a_Sydney_beach/108937 http://www.disclose.tv/news/Where_did_the_green_alien_eggs_come_from_that_washed_up_on_a_Sydney_beach/108937 ]]> Visitors from outer space or a natural phenomena? Surfers and early morning walkers were stunned to find thousands of 'alien eggs' on a Sydney beach this weekend. Locals in Dee Why, on the city's North Shore, reported seeing a large number of the strange objects which had washed ashore overnight. But rather than the green spheres being something from another planet, scientists explained they were a type of sponge-like seaweed that forms egg shapes possibly to protect themselves from predators.  Beach-goers said they'd never seen anything like it, describing the balls as 'alien eggs, 'alien hairballs', Japanese moss balls and UFOs (Unidentified Floating Objects). 'About three days ago, there were a few egg-shaped balls but then today, they were much bigger and everywhere on the beach,' Naraweena resident Jenny Zhang told The Manly Daily. Scarlett de Villiers from nearby Davidson saw the weird balls on her regular morning beach walk ... Strange new type of brain cell discovered Thu, 02 Oct 2014 19:32:51 +0200 support@disclose.tv http://www.disclose.tv/news/Strange_new_type_of_brain_cell_discovered/108934 http://www.disclose.tv/news/Strange_new_type_of_brain_cell_discovered/108934 ]]> The discovery of a new shape of brain cell has neuroscientists scratching their heads over what the function of these neurons might be. Though neurons come in different shapes and sizes, the basic blueprint consists of a cell body, from which protrudes spindly appendages called dendrites and axons. Dendrites are branchlike structures that receive signals from other nerve cells and deliver them to the cell body. The neuron then processes the signals and zaps along information to the next cell via a long projection called the axon. At least, that's how it normally works. The newly discovered cells have a different, and until now, unknown process. In these cells, the signals skip the cell body altogether, instead traveling along an axon that projects directly from one of the dendrites ... Nazca lines of Kazakhstan: More than 50 geoglyphs discovered Thu, 02 Oct 2014 19:32:51 +0200 support@disclose.tv http://www.disclose.tv/news/Nazca_lines_of_Kazakhstan_More_than_50_geoglyphs_discovered/108932 http://www.disclose.tv/news/Nazca_lines_of_Kazakhstan_More_than_50_geoglyphs_discovered/108932 ]]> More than 50 geoglyphs with various shapes and sizes, including a massive swastika, have been discovered across northern Kazakhstan in Central Asia, say archaeologists. These sprawling structures, mostly earthen mounds, create the type of landscape art most famously seen in the Nazca region of Peru. Discovered using Google Earth, the geoglyphs are designed in a variety of geometric shapes, including squares, rings, crosses and swastikas (the swastika is a design that was used in ancient times). Ranging from 90 to 400 meters (295 to 1,312 feet) in diameter, some of them are longer than a modern-day aircraft carrier. Researchers say that the geoglyphs are difficult to see on the ground, but can easily be seen from the sky. [See Photos of the Amazing Geoglyphs in Kazakhstan] Over the past year, an archaeological expedition from Kazakhstan's Kostanay University, working in collaboration with Vilnius University in Lithuania, has been examining the geoglyphs ... Scientists create 'evolved' protein that may stop cancer from spreading Thu, 02 Oct 2014 19:32:51 +0200 support@disclose.tv http://www.disclose.tv/news/Scientists_create_evolved_protein_that_may_stop_cancer_from_spreading/108929 http://www.disclose.tv/news/Scientists_create_evolved_protein_that_may_stop_cancer_from_spreading/108929 ]]> A team of Stanford researchers has developed a protein therapy that disrupts the process that causes cancer cells to break away from original tumor sites, travel through the blood stream and start aggressive new growths elsewhere in the body. This process, known as metastasis, can cause cancer to spread with deadly effect. "The majority of patients who succumb to cancer fall prey to metastatic forms of the disease," said Jennifer Cochran, an associate professor of bioengineering who describes a new therapeutic approach in Nature Chemical Biology. Today doctors try to slow or stop metastasis with chemotherapy, but these treatments are unfortunately not very effective and have severe side effects. The Stanford team seeks to stop metastasis, without side effects, by preventing two proteins – Axl and Gas6 – from interacting to initiate the spread of cancer ... Einstein's "Time Dilation" Prediction Verified Thu, 02 Oct 2014 19:32:51 +0200 support@disclose.tv http://www.disclose.tv/news/Einsteins_Time_Dilation_Prediction_Verified/108923 http://www.disclose.tv/news/Einsteins_Time_Dilation_Prediction_Verified/108923 ]]> Physicists have verified a key prediction of Albert Einstein’s special theory of relativity with unprecedented accuracy. Experiments at a particle accelerator in Germany confirm that time moves slower for a moving clock than for a stationary one. The work is the most stringent test yet of this ‘time-dilation’ effect, which Einstein predicted. One of the consequences of this effect is that a person travelling in a high-speed rocket would age more slowly than people back on Earth. Few scientists doubt that Einstein was right. But the mathematics describing the time-dilation effect are “fundamental to all physical theories”, says Thomas Udem, a physicist at the Max Planck Institute for Quantum Optics in Garching, Germany, who was not involved in the research. “It is of utmost importance to verify it with the best possible accuracy.” The paper was published on September 16 in Physical Review Letters ... Will ET Be Here Soon? NASA Brings Scientists, Theologians Together To Prepare Thu, 02 Oct 2014 19:32:51 +0200 support@disclose.tv http://www.disclose.tv/news/Will_ET_Be_Here_Soon_NASA_Brings_Scientists_Theologians_Together_To_Prepare/108919 http://www.disclose.tv/news/Will_ET_Be_Here_Soon_NASA_Brings_Scientists_Theologians_Together_To_Prepare/108919 ]]> Looking for extraterrestrial life is akin to a search for a cosmic needle-in-a-haystack, as evidenced by the above incredible Hubble Space Telescope image showing approximately 10,000 galaxies. In large part, thanks to NASA's Kepler spacecraft, more than 1,400 planets have been identified beyond Earth. A few days ago, NASA tried closing the gap between life on Earth and the possibilities of life elsewhere. The space agency and the Library of Congress (image below left) brought together scientists, historians, philosophers and theologians from around the world for a two-day symposium, "Preparing For Discovery." Their agenda: To explore how we prepare for the inevitable discovery of extraterrestrial life, be it simple microbial organisms or intelligent beings. "We're looking at all scenarios about finding life. If you find microbes, that's one thing. If you find intelligence, it's another ...