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Fabulous news! And it’s going to return samples!

Here’s a little quickie for ya…

Japanese Probe Deploys Robots to Land on Asteroid Ryugu

VideoFromSpace
Published on Sep 21, 2018

JAXA’s Hayabusa2 spacecraft deployed two little “rovers” called MINERVA-II1A and MINERVA-II1B to land on the surface of asteroid Ryugu on Sept. 21, 2018. — Full Story: https://www.space.com/41898-hayabusa2… Credit: Space.com / footage coutesy: JAXA / produced and edited by Steve Spaleta

This one’s got a lot more mission details and a timeline of events:

JAPAN LANDS 2 MINI ROVERS ON ASTEROID RYUGU

R U Ready?
Published on Sep 20, 2018

The Hayabusa2 spacecraft dropped two mini rovers onto the asteroid Ryugu this week. The Hayabusa2 team began prepping seriously for the epic maneuver last week. The current schedule calls for the mother ship to descend toward Ryugu and for the two little disk-shaped robots, known as MINERVA-II1A and MINERVA-II1B, to deploy. sources: space.com global.jaxa.jp nasa.gov music: Long Note Two by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/…) Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-… Artist: http://incompetech.com/

Ooh, this is gonna be good … and it also gives me reason to stay amongst the living. Because space!

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The Great Global Warming Swindle – Full Documentary HD

Wisdom Land
Published on Aug 19, 2018

The Great Global Warming Swindle caused controversy in the UK when it premiered March 8, 2007 on British Channel 4. A documentary, by British television producer Martin Durkin, which argues against the virtually unchallenged consensus that global warming is man-made. A statement from the makers of this film asserts that the scientific theory of anthropogenic global warming could very well be “the biggest scam of modern times.” According to Martin Durkin the chief cause of climate change is not human activity but changes in radiation from the sun. Some have called The Great Global Warming Swindle the definitive retort to Al Gore’s An Inconvenient Truth. Using a comprehensive range of evidence it’s claimed that warming over the past 300 years represents a natural recovery from a ‘little ice age’.

According to the program humans do have an effect on climate but it’s infinitesimally small compared with the vast natural forces which are constantly pushing global temperatures this way and that. From melting glaciers and rising sea levels, The Great Global Warming Swindle debunks the myths, and exposes what may well prove to be the darkest chapter in the history of mankind. According to a group of leading scientists brought together by documentary maker Martin Durkin everything you’ve ever been told about global warming is probably untrue. Just as we’ve begun to take it for granted that climate change is a man-made phenomenon, Durkin’s documentary slays the whole premise of global warming.

“Global warming has become a story of huge political significance; environmental activists using scare tactics to further their cause; scientists adding credence to secure billions of dollars in research money; politicians after headlines and a media happy to play along. No-one dares speak against it for risk of being unpopular, losing funds and jeopardizing careers.”

Yes, the climate is changing. Obviously. It is not, however, a man-made problem. The climate has been changing ever since there has been climate. Continuously. Constantly. It is the way of things.

The unfortunate indoctrinated masses are both not able to see this and unwilling to accept facts — or any information that does not come from those that feed their religion. That’s what it is, really, a religion. One based on false prophets, sadly, perhaps the falsest in history, or, good contenders for that rank, anyway. These poor folk cannot even see the incredible bullcrap of the “carbon credits” scheme, thinking it will save the world, whereas in reality it just has the polluters pay money to Gore — and they are then allowed to keep on polluting. You can’t make this stuff up.

The climate will change into whatever state nature wills for it. Period.

Of course, if there are ways to get the job done without polluting, those ways should be implemented. A cleaner place is nice to be in. The Gulf of Mexico disaster had an effect by stopping the current — that current controlled the behavior of el Niño, but this is a mere pimple on a planetary scale.  And pursuant to that note that nothing is done to clean up the plastic in the oceans. Or to clean up anything, really. There’s no profit in it, you see.

Did you know that every single grain of sea salt now contains plastic? Every single grain. Nice, huh? Enjoy.

Anyway…

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A wonderful old Martian favorite. It is intriguing, don’tcha think?

Is it? Or is it not? I really want to know. Really.

And I am more confident than ever that someday we will know.

Hopefully I’ll be around to get the update.

I love Mars. It’s just so full of wonder, how could one not?

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flyingthroughspaceforever

Happy 100th birthday to Katherine Johnson!

Johnson is an black American mathematician who’s work with orbital mechanics proved critical to the success of early NASA missions.  Her work included calculating trajectories, launch windows, and emergency return paths for Project Mercury, the rendezvous paths for the Apollo Command and Lunar Module on it’s trip to the Moon, and her work was pivotal during the development of the Space Shuttle program.

She was initially hired on at the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA) as a human computer, but her knowledge of analytic geometry helped her move up to an aerospace technologist.  Once NACA was folded into NASA in 1958, Johnson worked in the Spacecraft Controls Branch, and she was often called by management to verify electronic computations.

In 2015, she was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Barack Obama for her instrumental work with NASA.  In 2016, a brand new building at NASA’s Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia, was named after her.  The Katherine G. Johnson Computational Research Facility began operations in 2017.

This lovely genius taught von Braun’s boffins how to fly! LOLOLOL — How cool is that?

I salute you, dear Lady!

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mwdm

The blue spots are areas of water ice on the surface of the moon. Image credit NASA/JPL.

Pleased as punch to see that there are quite a few of them… and that bodes well for manned exploration and base stations in the future.

The image shows the distribution of surface ice at the Moon’s south pole (left) and north pole (right), detected by NASA’s Moon Mineralogy Mapper instrument. Blue represents the ice locations, plotted over an image of the lunar surface, where the gray scale corresponds to surface temperature (darker representing colder areas and lighter shades indicating warmer zones). The ice is concentrated at the darkest and coldest locations, in the shadows of craters. This is the first time scientists have directly observed definitive evidence of water ice on the Moon’s surface.

This post is basically the article at JPL, which is linked below.

NEWS | AUGUST 20, 2018

Ice Confirmed at the Moon’s Poles

In the darkest and coldest parts of its polar regions, a team of scientists has directly observed definitive evidence of water ice on the Moon’s surface. These ice deposits are patchily distributed and could possibly be ancient. At the southern pole, most of the ice is concentrated at lunar craters, while the northern pole’s ice is more widely, but sparsely spread.

A team of scientists, led by Shuai Li of the University of Hawaii and Brown University and including Richard Elphic from NASA’s Ames Research Center in California’s Silicon Valley, used data from NASA’s Moon Mineralogy Mapper (M3) instrument to identify three specific signatures that definitively prove there is water ice at the surface of the Moon.

M3, aboard the Chandrayaan-1 spacecraft, launched in 2008 by the Indian Space Research Organization, was uniquely equipped to confirm the presence of solid ice on the Moon. It collected data that not only picked up the reflective properties we’d expect from ice, but was able to directly measure the distinctive way its molecules absorb infrared light, so it can differentiate between liquid water or vapor and solid ice.

Most of the newfound water ice lies in the shadows of craters near the poles, where the warmest temperatures never reach above minus 250 degrees Fahrenheit. Because of the very small tilt of the Moon’s rotation axis, sunlight never reaches these regions.

Previous observations indirectly found possible signs of surface ice at the lunar south pole, but these could have been explained by other phenomena, such as unusually reflective lunar soil.

With enough ice sitting at the surface — within the top few millimeters — water would possibly be accessible as a resource for future expeditions to explore and even stay on the Moon, and potentially easier to access than the water detected beneath the Moon’s surface.

Learning more about this ice, how it got there, and how it interacts with the larger lunar environment will be a key mission focus for NASA and commercial partners, as we endeavor to return to and explore our closest neighbor, the Moon.

The findings were published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences on August 20, 2018.

NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California, designed and built the moon mineralogy mapper instrument and was home to its project manager.

This is excellent news!

Sorry I am a couple of days late in posting.

Forgive me, you know I ain’t right in the head…

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Possible critter remnant? Or critter byproduct remnant? Credit NASA/JPL

Tiny “terlet,” maybe? J/K. Sort of.

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The latest. Good enough for them to take a second look! Only happened once before. Credit NASA/JPL All pics here.

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Unfortunately… a false alarm… just a rock. Albeit the gol dang coolest rock we’ve seen in a long, long time!

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Nice hole, eh? Credit NASA/JPL

We need boots on the ground.

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NASA’s TESS Catches a Comet

NASA Goddard
Published on Aug 6, 2018

This video is compiled from a series of images taken on July 25 by the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite. The angular extent of the widest field of view is six degrees. Visible in the images are the comet C/2018 N1, asteroids, variable stars, asteroids and reflected light from Mars. TESS is expected to find thousands of planets around other nearby stars.

Read more: www.nasa.gov/feature/goddard/…

This video is public domain and, along with supporting multimedia, may be downloaded from NASA Goddard’s Scientific Visualization Studio at: svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/13030

Video credit: Massachusetts Institute of Technology/NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center Scott Wiessinger (USRA): Lead Producer Aaron E. Lepsch (ADNET Systems Inc.): Technical Support Claire Saravia (NASA/GSFC): Lead Public Affairs Officer Jeanette Kazmierczak (University of Maryland College Park): Lead Science Writer Padi Boyd (NASA/GSFC): Scientist

If you liked this video, subscribe to the NASA Goddard YouTube channel: www.youtube.com/NASAExplorer Follow NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center · Facebook: www.facebook.com/NASA.GSFC · Twitter twitter.com/NASAGoddard · Flickr www.flickr.com/photos/gsfc/ · Instagram www.instagram.com/nasagoddard/ · Google+ plus.google.com/+NASAGoddard/p…

This is pretty darn cool… short but jam packed with great info for our knowledge banks.

Dig it.

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jbb
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Science News ‏Verified account @ScienceNews Aug 6

#OTD in 1967, Jocelyn Bell Burnell, then a graduate student, discovered pulsars. The discovery garnered a Nobel Prize just six years after it was announced in 1968 — but Burnell’s supervisor got the prize instead of her. #PulsarWeek

Another stolen prize. The supervisor needs at the very least a right solid bitchslap that would knock some common decency into the feeble excuse for a brainpan.

This genius girl did the work. She obviously has thirty or forty times the twerps brain power. And I would have loved to have known her back then. Ahem. Yes, well. But damn it I hate when there is this sort of injustice and it is rife.

But the truth is known, Ms Burnell! We know that YOU did it… not that mook.

Carry on, eh.

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As a child addicted to sci fi movies (along with the unexplained) I always wondered if critters and other things really could come back from being in a deep freeze or other seemingly impossible situations.

Well, we saw a while back that success was enjoyed in unfreezing some plants, flowers,  I think, but I’m not sure of the specifics. Sigh.

And of course there are the perfectly preserved remains of everything, everywhere in the permafrost, even to the undigested stomach contents. Ooh God, I wish my memory didn’t have such trouble… I heard recently that the inventor of our frozen food process , the head of Birdseye, had calculated some fantastically short time for mammoth freezing of hours so you know something absolutely unimaginable happened…

But getting back on track, now we have this! Scientists from several Russian schools and our own Princeton University have warmed and woken nematode worms from back in the days of the mammoths. Don’t worry, nematodes are super tiny and are still around today.

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Worms frozen in permafrost for up to 42,000 years come back to life

Nematodes moving and eating again for the first time since the Pleistocene age in major scientific breakthrough, say experts.
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Worms frozen in permafrost for up to 42,000 years come back to life
By The Siberian Times reporter
26 July 2018

Nematodes moving and eating again for the first time since the Pleistocene age in major scientific breakthrough, say experts.
Awake after 42,000 years… Picture: The Siberian Times
The roundworms from two areas of Siberia came back to life in Petri dishes, says a new scientific study.
‘We have obtained the first data demonstrating the capability of multicellular organisms for longterm cryobiosis in permafrost deposits of the Arctic,’ states a report from Russian…

The actual nematodes:
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Some corroboration…

Fox News website

The research was conducted by teams from multiple Russian institutions as well as Princeton University in New Jersey.

Interesting discussion over here, as well.

We live in such fascinating times…

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BlackFly – Flight

Opener
Published on Jul 12, 2018

For more information, visit https://opener.aero.

BlackFly – the newest flying car

BlackFly is latest attempt at flying car

Well now … maybe this one will become a viable vehicle. Time will tell, of course, but, oh man I can see myself in one of these. It would be exhilerating and maybe the thing that would stop me wanting to die so badly.

I am assuming, being that this is Western Greedland, that only the ludicrously wealthy will be able to afford one, but one never knows, do one?

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This is a crop from this shot:

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spotted by BlueShift of ATS, I’m pretty sure, anyway, (my memory is going away), but it was a good while ago.

I will leave it up to you to have a guess as to what this, umm, “rock,” really might be.

I have some nifty thoughts tucked away. It just looks too much like a …

Dig it?

I love Mars. There are fossils layin’ out on the ground, man. I want to go there. Boots on the ground, eh. Maybe my eyes can even be fixed by then…

Prayin’ for it.

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Felix Baumgartner becoming the first skydiver to break speedofsound, reaching 833.9mph

Felix Baumgartner becoming the first skydiver to break the speed of sound, reaching a speed of 833.9mph. Wow!

via palmetto64

Wow, indeed!

Can you imagine?

I wonder if you can move your head and limbs without messing up the aerodynamics and hurting yourself?

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Man finds evidence of super massive tree w/leaves longer than the Empire State Building

MrMBB333
Published on Jun 15, 2018

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I am not sure what to make of this. My eyes aren’t helping.

Location of what looks like a 8 mile wide “ancient tree stump” – super massive

MrMBB333
Published on Jun 16, 2018

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Still not sure but grateful for the location.

This is too strange.

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Yet another medical benefit has been found!
Stolen from my interweb hangout:

trollz

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posted on Jun, 27 2018 @ 08:27 AM

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Old mice suddenly had “young” brains after receiving low doses of a THC compound found in marijuana. The discovery has huge potential for people with diseases like Alzheimer’s

Learning and memory functions improved dramatically

We had previously observed that the endocannabinoid tone declines as we age, so the levels of endogenous substances decrease in older individuals. And this means they’re present inside our bodies to begin with. So what the plant compound does is just mimic our endogenous compounds.
Source
Journal source

Scientists have made a very interesting finding regarding the link between marijuana and brain function. It appears that ingestion of THC rejuvenates cognitive ability lost due to age. THC was administered to old mice who would normally have lowered cognitive ability, which caused the mice to be mentally rejuvenated and able to function on the same level as younger mice who were in their prime.
It’s clear to me that we need to be doing more formal studies on the medical benefits of marijuana and its compounds, especially since our bodies possess an endocannabinoid system designed to use compounds just like THC.

Hey, it’s a gift from God. It has been in use for thousands of years and is often found buried with ancient remains to ease the journey.

We can learn a lot from that.

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Oumuamua

This is Oumuamua.

A visitor from outside of our solar system. At first thought to be just a weird looking rock. Until it started to do things that rocks don’t do.

And that, as you might imagine, is music to my ears.

Sadly we will never know the reality as it is now long gone, but man… this is some awesome high strangeness!

Cigar-shaped Interstellar Object ‘Oumuamua – is Speeding Up!

CoconutScienceLab
Published on Jun 27, 2018

More space news and info at: http://www.coconutsciencelab.com – observatories including NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope found that the interstellar object named ‘Oumuamua gained an extra boost of speed, which likely comes from comet-like jets of gas. Please rate and comment, thanks! Credit: NASA GSFC, Katrina Jackson Music credit: “Midlands” by Marc Barrachina Sanchez [SGAE]; El Murmullo Sarao SGAE, Universal Sarao SGAE; SaraoMusic; Killer Tracks Production Music

Speeding up is relative, really, but it is still outside of normal behavioral bounds. And we like that. Meanwhile… They’re still struggling to comprehend what this thing was. Comet? Maybe. Maybe something else entirely.

Mysterious Oumuamua now considered a comet, not an asteroid

KHON2 News
Published on Jun 27, 2018

Months of analysis led scientists to change their mind. A paper published Wednesday announced their new assessment: Oumuamua is not an asteroid, but a comet, albeit an unusual one.

Our dear resident science boffin does a good job here explaining what was up with this… thing.

Phage

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Registered: 8/4/2008
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Member is on ATS now.

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That’s the thing though. Scientists are actually fascinated by this thing. It’s weird. It’s a visitor from “out there.” Really, really out there.

At first it looked like a rock. It sure acted like a rock. An oddly shaped rock, but a rock. Then, holy crap, it should be slowing down more than it is. What the hell?! Rocks don’t do that!

But “consumer science” sets in, and now it’s “speeding up.” Because “not speeding up like it should”, is boring. For some reason.

Or, they never took a physics class.

Phage is a good man.

It’s stuff like this that makes me want to stay amongst the living, so, Thanks, Mother Nature, keep ‘em coming.

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Ryugu

Be square!

Figure 2 shows Ryugu photographed with the ONC-T (Optical Navigation Camera – Telescopic) on June 24, at around 00:01 JST. The appearance of the surface has now become much clearer. The distance between the spacecraft and the asteroid when this photo was taken was about 40 km.

Figure 2: Asteroid Ryugu photographed by the ONC-T on June 24, 2018 at around 00:01 JST.
Credit : JAXA, University of Tokyo, Kochi University, Rikkyo University, Nagoya University, Chiba Institute of Technology, Meiji University, Aizu University, AIST

Comment by Project Manager, Yuichi Tsuda

The shape of Ryugu is now revealed. From a distance, Ryugu initially appeared round, then gradually turned into a square before becoming a beautiful shape similar to fluorite [known as the ‘firefly stone’ in Japanese]. Now, craters are visible, rocks are visible and the geographical features are seen to vary from place to place. This form of Ryugu is scientifically surprising and also poses a few engineering challenges.

First of all, the rotation axis of the asteroid is perpendicular to the orbit. This fact increases the degrees of freedom for landing and the rover decent operations. On the other hand, there is a peak in the vicinity of the equator and a number of large craters, which makes the selection of the landing points both interesting and difficult. Globally, the asteroid also has a shape like fluorite (or maybe an abacus bead?). This means we expect the direction of the gravitational force on the wide areas of the asteroid surface to not point directly down. We therefore need a detailed investigation of these properties to formulate our future operation plans.

The Project Team is fascinated by the appearance of Ryugu and morale is rising at the prospect of this challenge. Together with all of you, we have become the first eyewitnesses to see asteroid Ryugu. I feel this amazing honor as we proceed with the mission operations.

Hayabusa2 Project
2018.06.25

I can’t wait till the little rovers go down there amongst those rocks.

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Mars is just too cool.

The image is, of course, from NASA/JPL.

Sand dunes often accumulate in the floors of craters. In this region of Lyot Crater, NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) shows a field of classic barchan dunes on Jan. 24, 2018. Just to the south of the group of barchan dunes is one large dune with a more complex structure. This particular dune, appearing like turquoise blue in enhanced color, is made of finer material and/or has a different composition than the surrounding. The map is projected above at a scale of 25 centimeters (9.8 inches) per pixel. [The original image scale is 34.7 centimeters (13.7 inches) per pixel (with 1 x 1 binning); objects on the order of 104 centimeters (40.9 inches) across are resolved.] North is up.

Learn more and get a 14MB TIFF at  www.nasa.gov…

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9/11 Father Seeks Justice | The Bobby McIlvaine Act

AE911Truth
Published on Dec 17, 2017

Support the Bobby McIlvaine Act. http://AE911Truth.org/Justice

The Bobby McIlvaine World Trade Center Investigation Act is draft legislation that would establish a Select Committee in either chamber of Congress to reinvestigate the destruction of the three World Trade Center towers on September 11, 2001.

The Act is named after Bobby McIlvaine, who was tragically killed at the age of 26 while entering the North Tower of the World Trade Center and whose father, Bob, has been an outspoken leader in advocating for a new investigation.

Mr. McIlvaine and Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth call on everyone who supports a new investigation to contact your members of Congress and urge them to introduce the Act. You can contact your members of Congress through our website at http://AE911Truth.org/Justice or directly on your own.

Contact information for your members of Congress can be found at https://www.usa.gov/elected-officials.

I would hope that readers of this blog would support this. There is nothing better than or more powerful than the truth.

Which a few of us know. We need e v e r y b o d y to know, Then they will see the world in a stark. new light. That light will prove to be a very cleansing light, for it may just be the only thing that will sufficiently enlighten the majority of people as to what has been happening in the world they thought they knew.

peace

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Well this is excellent as I have thought that they were for decades now. ‘They’ being octopi, squid and cuttlefish.

Their abilities are just way too “out there” for them to be anything even remotely ordinary.

International group of scientists suggest that octopuses might actually be aliens

Mike Wehner @MikeWehner
May 17th, 2018 at 2:56 PM

Normally when you see a story about someone claiming that aliens are hanging out here on Earth its origins can be traced to a misguided conspiracy theorist or crackpot ranting on YouTube. So, when an international group of actual scientists releases a report theorizing the existence of an alien species living right under our noses, it’s worth a look.

The paper, which was published in Progress in Biophysics and Molecular Biology, attempts to tackle the question of how life originated here on Earth. The researchers embrace a number of different proposed explanations and discuss their implications, but one particularly interesting note is their proposal that cephalopods (squid, octopus, and cuttlefish) may have originated somewhere other than Earth. Woah.

“Evidence of the role of extraterrestrial viruses in affecting terrestrial evolution has recently been plausibly implied in the gene and transcriptome sequencing of Cephalopods,” the researchers write. “The genome of the Octopus shows a staggering level of complexity with 33,000 protein-coding genes more than is present in Homo sapiens.”

The scientists challenge that the belief that modern cephalopods evolved to their present form here on Earth and propose the possibility that those we see today are the descendants of creatures that arrived on Earth frozen in an icy comet.

“Its large brain and sophisticated nervous system, camera-like eyes, flexible bodies, instantaneous camouflage via the ability to switch color and shape are just a few of the striking features that appear suddenly on the evolutionary scene,” the paper says, pointing to the possibility that this “great leap forward” in complexity was due to “cryopreserved squid and/or octopus eggs” crashing into the ocean on comets millions of years ago.

Scientists have studied the possibility of life arriving from outer space before, and there’s no shortage of support for the idea that biological material from other worlds may have seeded a young Earth and produced everything we see today.

However, actually proving that this was the case is next to impossible, and singling out one group of animals as potentially coming from space is perhaps an even greater challenge. When the timeline is stretched to billions of years, determining whether new species resulted from gradual mutation due to evolution or arrived in frozen eggs on a comet is very difficult. Nevertheless, it’s an interesting theory, and with over 30 researchers contributing to the report it’s clear that there’s a lot of interest.

common-squid-ryan-photographicThe paper in question is:
Steele, E.J., et al., Cause of Cambrian Explosion – Terrestrial or Cosmic?, Progress in Biophysics and Molecular
Biology (2018), https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pbiomolbio.2018.03.004
You can get to it here.

Confirming the suspicions (well, kind of), of some long-lingering suspicions, (ha!), is a cool and reassuring thing.

peace

Oh, here’s that pdf. Hope your device will show it. The app shows it in the browser’s pdf reader. Doesn’t work on any of them on my Android fone.

download it here The-Cambrian-explosion_2015_Current-Biology

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Looking for Life As (we think) We Know It: Enceladus and Europa

KISSCaltech
Published on Sep 17, 2015

Watch Professor Jonathan Lunine from Cornell University talk about life in exotic non aqueous environments of Enceladus and Europa. This lecture was presented at the Keck Institute for Space Studies (Caltech) as part of “Don’t Follow (Just) the Water: Does Life Occur in Non-Aqueous Media?” workshop on September 16, 2015.

This is a hardcore science lecture… if the idea of us going there excites you like it does me; and if you are a high-ranking geek as I am, then you will dig this. YMMV

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Voyager Captures Sounds of Interstellar Space

NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Published on Sep 6, 2013

NASA’s Voyager 1 spacecraft captured these sounds of interstellar space. Voyager 1’s plasma wave instrument detected the vibrations of dense interstellar plasma, or ionized gas, from October to November 2012 and April to May 2013.

The graphic shows the frequency of the waves, which indicate the density of the plasma. Colors indicate the intensity of the waves, or how “loud” they are. Red indicates the loudest waves and blue indicates the weakest. The soundtrack reproduces the amplitude and frequency of the plasma waves as “heard” by Voyager 1.

The waves detected by the instrument antennas can be simply amplified and played through a speaker. These frequencies are within the range heard by human ears. Scientists noticed that each occurrence involved a rising tone. The dashed line indicates that the rising tones follow the same slope. This means a continuously increasing density. When scientists extrapolated this line even further back in time (not shown), they deduced that Voyager 1 first encountered interstellar plasma in August 2012.

The Voyager spacecraft were built and continue to be operated by NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, in Pasadena, Calif. Caltech manages JPL for NASA. The Voyager missions are a part of NASA’s Heliophysics System Observatory, sponsored by the Heliophysics Division of the Science Mission Directorate at NASA Headquarters in Washington. For more information about Voyager, visit: http://www.nasa.gov/voyager and http://voyager.jpl.nasa.gov.
Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/University of Iowa

Seriously… we live in marvelous times.

Why not ban war and explore the hell out of everything?

We’re waiting…

peace

 

Randall Carlson Part 1 “Introduction to the Mysteries”

GeoCosmic REX
Published on Feb 8, 2016

Visit http://awarestate.com/exclusive to receive direct email announcements about new articles, books, classes, online appearances, videos, etc… Part 1 of 6: “The World is Not What it Appears to Be” Initiate your pursuit of the ‘Great Work’ here! How deep is that ‘rabbit hole’? Introductory monologue from the February 13, 2008 presentation “Sacred Geometry – the Architecture of Creation”. The best and most concise introduction to the in-depth studies with Randall W. Carlson. Dissipate your predispositions and expectations before clicking “Play” Lead-in music by David Walen Jr: www.soundcloud.com/davi-w-jr

Part 2 “Introduction to the Mysteries” (Hidden Architecture of Creation)

Published on Feb 26, 2016

Part 2 of 6: “Entering the Temple Through Sacred Geometry” Randall shares quotes from the great teachers including Protagoras’ “Man is the measure of all things” as related to the Divine Proportion, and from a 400+ year old Masonic lecture; addresses the symbolic use of the ‘Square and Compasses’ in ancient art with Fu Hsi and Nu Qua; references to the Great Architect of the Universe…

Part 3 “Introduction to the Mysteries” (Initiation into Symbols – Great Work)

Published on Feb 27, 2016

Part 3 of 6: “Initiation into the Symbols of the Great Work” Randall deciphers a symbolically potent diagram from medieval alchemy – ‘The Divine Consummation’ and reviews the geometric (literally ‘Earth measure’) techniques used by Eratosthenes to determine the size of our planet 2400 years ago in Egypt. Welcome in!

Part 4 “Introduction to the Mysteries“ (Significance of the Great Year)

Published on Mar 3, 2016

Part 4 of 6: “Significance of the Great Year” Depictions of Christ figure within the ‘mystic almond’ surrounded by the Lion, the Bull, the Eagle, and the Man – representing the four ‘fixed’ signs of the Zodiac, introduces the Ancients’ model of the ‘Great Year’ that conveyed the “periodicities of the great catastrophes”

Part 5 “Intro to the Mysteries” (Drowning of the World during the Age of Leo)

Published on Mar 9, 2016

Part 5 of 6: “Drowning of the World during the Age of Leo” Review the ‘Cosmic Zodiacal Clock’, identifying the winter of the Great Year as the Age of Leo, which was thoroughly catastrophic – drastic climate change and mass extinction, with flooding on an unprecedented scale. He offers perspective on modern climate fears, setting the stage for the “drowning of the world” during the unresolved ‘Energy Paradox’ Please excuse the darkness and deteriorating audio: Randall shuns the spotlight – literally, preferring the lights low to improve the projected images, and ignored the placement of the lapel microphone, which slowly made its way deeper and deeper into his chest pocket…

Part 6 “Intro to the Mysteries” (Applying the Treasure of Knowledge)

Published on Mar 12, 2016

Part 6 of 6: “Finale – Applying the Treasure of Knowledge” Defining the cosmic ‘enemy’ in preparation to mitigate ‘The Curse’. “The key to our survival is knowledge” – the great treasure preserved by the ancient orders, including the Platonic Solids that represent the measurements of space AND time… Lead-in music by David Walen Jr: http://www.soundcloud.com/davi-w-jr Please excuse the darkness and deteriorating audio

Randall Carlson is the man when it comes to interpretation of the geologic evidence left behind by the planet-wrenching cataclysm that happened a mere 12,900 years ago, give or take a 100 or so.

There is simply so much evidence on a world-wide basis that directly points to this event… and not stories… real physical evidence written into the surface of the earth.

I long to know about who came before and what they did. It is a nearly impossible dream in our current state. There remain only rare fleeting glimpses… unless we do some incredibly major digging in Bolivia, Peru, Mexico and the Middle East. Somehow it can be doubted that anything like that sort of project will occur without human society going fully over to the good side first. What little has been done has shown some truly amazing structures. The deeper you go, the more incredible the discoveries.

peace

 

Catastrophe at 12,900 BP (excerpt from Cosmic Grail series) w/ Randall Carlson (2015)

GeoCosmic REX
Published on Nov 15, 2016

Visit http://awarestate.com/exclusive to receive direct email announcements about new articles, books, classes, online appearances, videos, etc… Randall’s angle on the ‘Quest for the Holy Grail’ takes an acute diversion from the “Revealing the Cosmic Grail” topics of this 15+ hour lecture series to review the sudden and likely cyclical changes that occurred around 12,900 years ago – almost precisely one-half of a Great Year into the past…

This is more my speed and is so much more pleasureable than the previous two posts. Evil is always creepy.

Evidence is there and finally the interpretations are coming in thanks to a small group of folks of which Randall is a nicely articulate member. The only question know, I think, as a layman, is what did it.

But folks like Mr. Carlson can read the terrain and see what happened with a surprising amount of accuracy… a wonderful talent that is eye-opening to be sure. I can visualize what happened from the way he tells the story… and my goodness what a cataclysm. We squeaked by on that one. Lucky we are.

I do hope that somewhere there is an enclave that miraculously escaped the destruction, but, it is far less likely than a really unlikely thing.

peace

 

Well, not quite a Sikorsky, but drones are beautiful, too, eh! WooHoo!

NASA Mars Helicopter Technology Demonstration

NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Published on May 11, 2018

The Mars Helicopter is a technology demonstration that will travel to the Red Planet with the Mars 2020 rover. It will attempt controlled flight in Mars’ thin atmosphere, which may enable more ambitious missions in the future. For more information, visit https://go.nasa.gov/2IC8tIh

I was referred to this short piece from a thread called NASA will send a Helicopter to Mars in 2020 by our gortex [Knight of Ni Member Registered: 8/16/2009 Location: Valles Marineris Mood: Variable] and since this is right up my alley as Mars might convince me to stay alive, I got excited and …from there, I found these.

Crazy Engineering: Mars Helicopter

NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Published on Jan 22, 2015

JPL engineers are working on a small helicopter that could ‘scout’ a trail for future Mars rovers, but getting a chopper that could fly in the Martian atmosphere is tricky. Episode 2 of Crazy Engineering.

Crazy good stuff

Here’s what a NASA drone for Mars could look like

GeoBeats News
Published on Jan 26, 2015

Hoping to expand the range of what Mars rovers can investigate, NASA is considering equipping the intrepid explorers with helicopters. Mars rovers have done a lot of great work for NASA, but their investigative range is restricted to what can be seen via their onboard cameras. Hoping to expand the options for what the intrepid explorers can look into, the space agency is considering equipping them with helicopters. The goal isn’t to make the rovers themselves fly, but to provide them with a scout that can travel quickly and send back information. Researchers on the ground could go through the data collected, determine which areas of the Red Planet look most intriguing, and send the rover along the proper path. The detachable helicopter could also be useful in aiding the search for particular areas that offer promising opportunities for in-depth analysis and sample collection. The plan is to create a flying rover assistant that weighs about 2 pounds and has a propeller span of just over 3-and-a-half feet. A proof-of-concept prototype, which according to NASA looks kind of like a tissue box, is currently being tested at the agency’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California. The next rover mission to Mars is scheduled to depart in 2020.

Sweet. Petite.

NASA’s Mars Drone Scout – Behold The Future

UPHIGH Productions
Published on Apr 7, 2017

Behold The Future…NASA’s new Mars drone to scout for human habitation sites. The way humans explore Mars could be about to take a giant leap forward with the invention of special flying drones to explore harder to reach parts of the red planet. NASA says the devices could help identify sites for human habitation.

Engineers from NASA’s Langley Research Center are developing a drone that can fly in the thin Martian atmosphere. The autonomous aircraft will team up with ground-based rovers to give researchers far greater flexibility in exploring currently inaccessible features, such as lava tubes and deep canyons.

As well as exploring hard to reach places, Langley engineers say the drones will scout the surface of Mars looking for suitable areas to build human habitats. The “Mars Electric Flyer” project focuses on lightweight structures powered by electric motors. These machines will have vertical takeoff and landing flight control, as well as autonomous navigation.

The electric-powered drones will be equipped with cutting edge motor and battery technologies so they can carry out long-range missions without human intervention. The machines will also be equipped with advanced mapping and remote sensor systems.

The plan is to send the aircraft to Mars on board one of NASA’s rovers. A concept video released by Langley shows the rover using a robotic arm to release the drone on the surface of the planet. The drone then takes off to explore caves and canyons before returning to the rover for post-mission recharging.

The autonomous aircraft, still in the prototype stage, is designed for the thin atmospheric conditions on Mars and is currently undergoing low-pressure chamber flight tests at Langley.
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NASA Langley Engineers Propose Mars Flyer Concept

Imagine being able to survey more parts of another planet like Mars than ever before. Orbiters and rovers have been successful so far but engineers keep looking for new ways to gather information. One way may be by using an unmanned aerial vehicle like this Mars Flyer concept. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9xjHC…

This looks rather sporty and fleet…

Should have enough air, right?

And please,

Give my regards to the Admiral, Langley.

Mars Helicopter Scout

KISSCaltech
Published on Nov 12, 2015

MiMi Aung, the Autonomous Systems Deputy Division Manager at JPL, presented the Mars Helicopter Scout at the Keck Institute for Space Studies lecture on April 1, 2015. The Mars Helicopter Scout is a current proposal to demonstrate helicopter flight at Mars on the Mars 2020 mission.The Mars Helicopter Scout will scout ahead of a planetary surface rover to provide high-resolution aerial images of the terrain for science and operational purposes. This talk described the scope of the Mars Helicopter Scout proposal, the signficant science and operational benefits of a helicopter in planetary surface exploration, and the technical design overview of Mars Helicopter Scout. The talk concluded with examples of feedforward applications of a planetary helicopter to future missions, with an invitation for lecture attendees to join in further envisioning the much bigger, broader future applications offered by this addition of an aerial dimension to the state-of-practice surface rovers and orbiters in planetary exploration today.

And there you have it.

Exciting stuff and exciting times ahead.

You may have heard the news… plans are to get one up there in 2020… just two tiny yarn!

 

peace

 

Lophelia II 2008: Extraordinary Redeye Gaper

oceanexplorergov
Published on Dec 10, 2008

Scientist discovered a redeye gaper (Chaunax sp.) venting water at 240 meters (788 feet) depth at the Green Canyon dive site. This expedition was the first cruise of a 4-year project to explore new deepwater coral communities in the Gulf of Mexico at both natural and human-made sites. The goal of the project was to also characterize these communities in terms of coral habitat characteristics, biology, ecology, and genetic connectivity.

Video courtesy of Lophelia II 2008: Deepwater Coral Expedition: Reefs, Rigs, and Wrecks.

Source: http://oceanexplorer.noaa.gov/explora…

Sort of reminds one of a tiny rex-y kind of dinosaur, doesn’t it? It was all I could think of.

Wicked cool.

Giant Isopod: Gulf of Mexico 2017

oceanexplorergov
Published on Dec 4, 2017

On November 30, 2017, during the first dive of the Okeanos Explorer Gulf of Mexico 2017 expedition, we saw this giant deep-sea isopod (Bathynomus giganteus) at a depth of ~810 meters (2,660 feet). Measuring nearly 30 centimeters (almost one foot) long, these giant isopods are a great example of deep-sea gigantism, as most isopods in the deep sea are much smaller, about the size of your thumbnail. While we often see these giant underwater ‘pill bugs’ resting on the seafloor, we don’t always get to see them swim, so seeing this isopod come in for a landing was exciting! Video courtesy of the NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research, Gulf of Mexico 2017. Learn more about the expedition: http://oceanexplorer.noaa.gov/okeanos…

[Source: http://oceanexplorer.noaa.gov/okeanos…]

Being nature boy when I was a little kid I am qquite familiar with wood lice and I rather like them and think it unfortunate that they are stuck with the moniker. Lice is an unattractive name for such a neat little critter.

These things look exactly like them (well, almost exactly) but are a foot long!

That’s yuuuge.

Dumbo Octopus: Gulf of Mexico 2014

oceanexplorergov
Published on May 9, 2014

Spotted during the NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer Gulf of Mexico 2014 expedition and identified as the biology highlight of the cruise by many of our scientists and viewers alike, this dumbo octopus displayed a body posture that has never before been observed in cirrate octopods. Learn more about this guy and other cephalopods (squids, octopods, and their relatives) seen during the expedition: http://oceanexplorer.noaa.gov/okeanos… Video courtesy of the NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research, Gulf of Mexico 2012

Source: http://oceanexplorer.noaa.gov/okeanos…

My, oh my, the adorable level knows no bounds.

We need to spend billions on exploring the ocean. Not effing bombs. Got plenty of those.

peace

 

Calling all cryptozoologists!

I stumbled across this juicy little tidbit quite by accident the other evening via an interesting and new-to-me blog called bizarre creatures which had a December 2007 post called gobi desert creature which led to another interesting blog called Dreaming Of Danzan Ravjaa. The tagline reads: “An American Buddhist Monk in and out of Mongolia: Religion, Culture, History and Birdlife.” In a post from September 2007, we read:

I need a day or two to edit several hundred photographs, recall and refine details, and just process. But rest assured, I’ll share as much as I can this week, undoubtedly over several posts.

But in the meantime, what in the hell are these?

weird gobi creature

weird gobi creature

weird gobi creature

On the first day’s drive, we happened upon a pea-green, brackish pond, along the edges of which hundreds of these bizarre creatures were scuttling about and fighting whenever they encountered each other. I recalled at once the horseshoe crabs I used to find in childhood visits to Long Island, tales of the Mongolian Death Worm, and the hideous tracking robot that burrowed into Neo’s bellybutton in The Matrix. They’re about three inches long, and about 300 million years out of place. Please forward to friends who may be zoologists; I have no idea where to even begin researching what these are and how they came to be in a small pond smack in the middle of the Gobi Desert. I just stood there watching them, my face locked somewhere between a scowl and a gawp, contemplating karma until summoned back into the car.

Neither blog has heard one single peep from anyone since they posted in 2007.

That’s terriblecan we do better?

peace

 

This is an exciting testament to human achievement. Think about what that is. That is the view you’d have if you were sitting out in the middle of outer space – sitting on a comet.

Because that is exactly what you are looking at! Upper right dots are stars Center and left are mostly dust flying around with stars too of course… and the ground is the surface of a comet. The comet in question being 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko.

ETA: This explains the background better:

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Yeah, from what I can gather the particles going the same direction in a downwards trajectory in the background are all stars, and the rest of the mess going random directions in the foreground is the actual dust/debris of the comet.

You remember the Rosetta mission, hopefully. Not too long ago. It orbited that comet real close and featured a lander which went forth and is obviously working just fine. This is a stitched together sequence of frames from that lander.

A very nice composite is below for those who are freaked out by the utter awesomeness of getting such a mind stopping view.

Bravo!

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The video above is an mp4. You can also get it as a gif at imgur in Remember the Rosetta mission? This is what it looks like to BE ON A COMET!! In flipping space!!

Beyond Incredible.

Seriously.

 

peace

 

Yes! Hahahaha! Science!

Science, in the form of astronomical research, has confirmed, to the delight of little boys everywhere…

that… Uranus surrounded by fart clouds

Awesome. But, really, we all knew this, didn’t we? I think it has been known for a long time… even by the people who named the planet with such an accurate (cough, cough) description…

Uranus, the seventh planet from the sun, has held a vital (and smelly) secret of the solar system for decades. An international team of researchers reported on Monday that they’ve discovered evidence that Uranus holds one of the most unpleasant-smelling chemicals known to humankind. “They found hydrogen sulfide, the odiferous gas that most people avoid, in Uranus’s cloud tops,” according to a press release from Gemini Observatory, a high-power telescope atop a Hawaiian volcano.

Another take: www.businessinsider.com…

 

peace

 

Alien Artifacts Recovered from Crashed UFOs are NOT of This World

UAMN TV
Published on Mar 20, 2018

With a new focus on physical proof via the scientific study of known UFO crash artifacts, Jacques Vallée has been organizing isotopic and elemental analysis of evidence. Some of the samples Vallée had tested were found to be outside of the terrestrial norm, and so pure in their form that they appear to be fabricated in a method not possible on Earth.

There are many remarkable alien artifacts that have been hidden away in secret vaults, they could re-write history as we know it. These artifacts are highly controversial and need to be tested.  We are constantly finding new ufo artifacts that defy our current understanding of the universe.

Jacques has always been a hero… an astronomer, an actual scientist (as opposed to a claimed one), a computer communications visionary, buds with Hynek and a writer of tomes that are intriguing on many levels. He’s not at all like your usual ufologist. And that’s good. Real good.

1ofthe9 noted and I agree that Its pretty strange and out of character for him to do this imho.

Hoping he’s just happy about findings, seems to be. It is true that he doesn’t do this sort of thing anymore as a rule. But I will give him room … we owe him a tonne.

peace

 

It’s S T E V E !

The Aurora Named STEVE

NASA Goddard
Published on Mar 14, 2018

For the first time, scientists have ground and satellite views of STEVE (short for Strong Thermal Emission Velocity Enhancement), a thin purple ribbon of light. Scientists have now learned, despite its ordinary name, that STEVE may be an extraordinary puzzle piece in painting a better picture of how Earth’s magnetic fields function and interact with charged particles in space. The Aurorasaurus team, led by Liz MacDonald, a space scientist at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, conferred to determine the identity of this mysterious phenomenon. MacDonald and her colleague Eric Donovan at the University of Calgary in Canada talked with the amateur photographers from the Alberta Aurora Chasers, the people who first captured images of STEVE. Other collaborators on this work are: the University of Calgary, New Mexico Consortium, Boston University, Lancaster University, Athabasca University, Los Alamos National Laboratory, and the Alberta Aurora Chasers Facebook group. Watch this video on the NASA Goddard YouTube channel. Music credit: Bright Patterns by Gregg Lehrman, John Christopher Nye Complete transcript available. Read more: www.nasa.gov/feature/goddard/… This video is public domain and along with other supporting visualizations can be downloaded from the Scientific Visualization Studio at: svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/12865 Credit: NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center/Genna Duberstein

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From another reference for which I’ve no linkages…

Unlike other aurora, this light appears as a wavering ‘picket fence’ of purple tinged with green, often occurring at lower latitudes than most of the northern lights. Observers have seen the light stick around for between 20 minutes to an hour before vanishing. The discussion among enthusiasts zoomed in on something called a proton aurora, which although not typically considered to be visible were thought to explain some of Steve’s odd characteristics.

It turns out that STEVE is a SAID – or a sub auroral ion drift. Previously described as polarisation jets, SAIDs have been known to astronomers for about forty years. They’re short-lived, supersonic flows of charged particles that form during a certain phase of an auroral substorm. Substorms occur when lines in our planet’s magnetic field suddenly reconfigure, sending showers of high energy charged particles crashing into our atmosphere.

Hey. Been getting into some strange weather / atmospheric / oceanographic / upper mantle type shite. And it certainly is pretty darn strange! Global, too. Bwahahaha hahaha hahahaaaha!

This one’s not very weird, though, so, sorry boudat… be patient eh.

Anomalies rule, baby.

peace

 

Grazing Cows Rush To Listen To Accordion Music

MichelleCobrin
Published: February 8, 2017
Updated: February 9, 2017

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Most of us have heard of the famous children’s story about the Pied Piper. In this German folklore, there was a Pied Piper who helps lead the rats out of Hamlin, Germany with his magic flute. This story was thought to be only that, a story, but it seems that it may have some merit. Animals can be fond of many different sounds and noises, so much so that they could even get attracted to them. That is exactly the case in this video as a herd of cows come over to hear accordion music played by this man in Garmisch, Germany. It’s so crazy how they truly enjoy the music!

Who would have thought that something like this could actually happen! Looks like that old story about the Piper could have had some facts in it after all. This man is a modern day Pied Piper, albeit he is playing the accordion and is attracting cows, not rats. None the less, this makes for one entertaining and interesting video.

Have you ever seen something like this? Do you know any animals that are attracted to music or a certain instrument? Let us know down in the comment section below! Please share this video with your family and friends as it is one that should not be missed!

Well, this YouTube reco turned out to be pretty interesting. It certainly does appear that these lovely milkmaids really do like the music and listening intently to same is indeed their goal.

We learned ages ago that music is built into our genes… so… maybe music, like love, is universal!

I’d be more than willing to lay odds on it.

peace

 

‘Never Cry Wolf’ w/ Jc Johnson, Cryptozoologist Sun Aug 6th 5pmPT

Beyond The Strange
Published on Aug 6, 2017

Source: https://www.spreaker.com/user/beyondt… Jc Johnson, considered by some to be the “Indiana Jones of Cryptozoology,” founded and leads a group of dozens of enthusiastic and determined researchers focused on a variety of strange and mysterious creatures in the Four Corners area of Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico and Utah. This group’s research includes Bigfoot, Giant Snakes, Living Dinosaurs, Werewolves, Dragons, Giant Birds, Pterodactyls, Centaurs, Native American “Skin Walkers”, and other cryptids frequently reported in this wild and remote region. Johnson has been a professional river and outdoor guide for more than 20 years. His experience, knowledge, attunement to nature and undying faith make him a driving force in the field of Cryptozoological and Paranormal research. Learn more about Jc at https://www.facebook.com/CRYPTO-FOUR-…

Rest In Peace, JC. Thank you for the dreams and inspiration. Thanks, too, for the wonderful treasure chest of works you left for us to enjoy and learn from.

peace

 

On this episode of The Existence of Strange Things we sit down with Larry Arnold of ParaScience. Larry will will discussing Spontaneous Human Combustion. There are some accounts of this phenomenon. Larry has been investigating the phenomena for many years.  Larry has a book out and available through his website and on Amazon.     Join us every Friday night at 11pm ET for a new show of The Existence of Strange Things on www.Radio-Memphis.com/Listen also available on chat at the time of the show.   We can be found on Facebook page, our Facebook Group page, Twitter, and email.   www.thexistenceofstrangethings.com   www.Radio-Memphis.com   www.Livestream.com/RadioMemphis   Also, available on the FREE app TuneIn search Radio Memphis.     Sean “ForkChop” Forker can be found on Facebook, his Bigfoot Project Facebook page, his Bigfoot website, ForkChop website and Twitter.   Lon Strickler can be found on Facebook, Phantom and Monsters Facebook page, Phantom and Monsters Group page, Amazon, Phantom and Monsters website, Twitter and YouTube.   Butch Witkowski can be found on Facebook, UFORCOP Facebook page, J.A.A.R. Facebook page, UFORCOP Facebook Group page and UFORCOP website.   Strange and Beyond News Staff   Vance A. Nesbitt can be found Facebook page, Caravan of Lore Facebook page, Caravan of Lore Facebook Group page, website, YouTube, podcast, and Twitter.   DISCLAIMER: The views, opinions and topics of discussion expressed by hosts and/or guests in this episode of The Existence of Strange Things do not necessary represent the offical policy or position of Pirate Radio Studios Inc., Radio Memphis, The Existence of Strange Things, it’s host, sponors, producers or anyone associated with this broadcast or podcast. Rebroadcast/podcast or any other use of this program without the expressed written consent of Pirate Radio Studios Inc., is strictly prohibited. Any sponor offers/sales or announcements may not be valid depending on when this show is consumed. Listener discretion is advised.   This show originally aired on March 2, 2018 at 11pm ET on Radio Memphis.

Finally!

In the world we live in, strange things happen. Some, of course, are stranger than others.

You’d have to go a long way to find a phenomenon stranger than Spontaneous Human Combustion. That moniker definitely does not do it justice as it is far weirder than the visualization one might get from just those three words.

I’d been hoping the guys at The Existence of Strange Things; my buds Sean Forker, Lon Strickler and Butch Witkowski; would get Larry Arnold on. He is – without question – the world’s foremost authority on this subject.

He used to emcee most of the International Fortean Organization conferences I used to go to and do sound for. He is a good and honest man who really is passionate about finding out just what is going on.

This is a real phenomenon… I have seen the photos and listened to Larry live several times. I have seen the behind the scenes videos and seen the photos taken at the tragic events. It’s real, folks. And it’s mind bogglingly weird.

I am glad and relieved that Larry is staying the course… if only the firefighting, medical and scientific communities would lend a hand.

 

peace

 

Hubble ‏Verified account
@NASAHubble
Feb 16

#HubbleFriday Several stars are visible in front of galaxy cluster PLCK G004.5-19.5 — recognizable by their diffraction spikes — but aside from these, all other visible objects in this image are distant galaxies: http://go.nasa.gov/2BzNcLp

There are no numbers high enough. It is endless.

The bolding of the words… I did that for emphasis.

And to think that this is only a narrow telescopic view … within our universe … of just one of many such clusters.

It has been shown that there are other Universes.

So wonderful. I hope it’s not too late.

peace

 

Missing 411- David Paulides At The University of Toronto

Sasquatch Central
Published on Jan 19, 2018

The Great Lakes Triangle – https://youtu.be/fwXdlVK7amE Manchester Canal Deaths – https://youtu.be/c8u5GSWw5pA David Paulides Speaks At The University of Toronto May 21, 2016 THANKS FOR WATCHING! PLEASE SUBSCRIBE, LIKE & SHARE! Individuals claiming to have seen Bigfoot describe it as a large, hairy, muscular, bipedal ape-like creature, roughly 6 ft –9 ft tall, covered in hair described as black, dark brown, or dark reddish. Some descriptions include details such as large eyes, a pronounced brow ridge, and a large, low-set forehead. The top of the head has been described as rounded and crested, similar to the sagittal crest of the male gorilla, with a strong, unpleasant smell. The enormous footprints for which the creature is named are claimed to be as large as 24 inches long and 8 inches wide. Proponents of Bigfoot’s existence claim that the creature is omnivorous and mainly nocturnal. Be sure to join the Outlaws for their weekly shows! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzrR… Copyright Disclaimer Under Section 107 of the Please email video removal requests to [email protected] please include video title or url VISIT THE SASQUATCH MYSTERY MUSEUM EXHIBIT- BROWSE FOR BIGFOOT BOOKS – http://www.sasquatchcanada.com/recomm… WARNING: Federal law allow citizens to reproduce, distribute , or exhibit portions of copyrighted material. This is called fair use and is allowed for the purpose of criticism, news reporting, teaching, and parody which doesn’t infringe of copyright under 17 USC 107.

These tales of terror in the wood never fail to get me going.

Some brush them off with a Bigfoot causation. Classic cop out. Sure, a few could be. A few. But others… not so much. Others can and often do boggle the mind with ease. So, what about those? Who or what does those dirty deeds?

It is my considered opinion that whatever is doing this is something so strange that no one can currently imagine it. And as for why, well, same thing, really. Including those who think to ask this such as myself. It is going to be mind altering in the extreme, I would venture.

Some of these are just this close to being technically impossible  and yet they still happened.

They still happened.

This needs figuring out.

Cuz it is bad, folks, real bad…people are dying.

Like, way worse than even Frunobulax, ya dig, man?

And, guys, if it could preferably be twigged and sorted out before it gets itself into the world beyond it’s current confines, yes?

Ta.

peace

 

Dogman Encounters Episode 175 (Scariest Encounters, Episodes 156-174)

Dogman Encounters
Published on Nov 24, 2017

Tonight’s show is a collection of what I consider to be the scariest encounters, from episode 156 to episode 174. If you listen to tonight’s show, you’ll definitely be sleeping with your lights on! Don’t say I didn’t warn you.

These are indeed some pretty darn trippy stories … and if any one of them had ever happened to me, well, then, I am quite sure I would set new standards for the definition of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and be frightened to my core for years on end.

Well… some of them, anyway. 🙂 They are all very intense and could not be forgotten by anyone experiencing such a thing.

I am still fascinated that the coverage of these critters is so new, but I can certainly see these animals being the legendary ‘werewolf’ and ‘loup garou’ of the old European cultures and similar creatures from elsewhere in the world whose names escape me at the moment.

I am on the side of these critters being real, live critters, as I am with all the others. There is plenty of room out there in the wild for such things to exist; and given the current state of humankind, to go on blissfully unnoticed, except by those few of us who get to meet up. A legend such as a shape-shifting, cursed person seems a plausible reaction to such a thing from what we think we know of life in the Middle Ages in Yurrop and elsewhere.

peace

 

Nice teeth, bruh

Oo

This fab fella was just seen, swimming, in a living fashion, a half mile below the surface of the sea off the coast of Portugal. It was captured. First time one’s been sighted alive and cavorting which makes this an epic event in the annals of ocean science and nature. This particular frilled shark species had been known of since about the 1880s-90s, but no one had ever seen one swimming about. So Ra. Ra. Sis. Boom. Ba.

The cool thing about this dude is that it is one of those “living fossil” type critters… it dates back to 80 million years ago, so it was a contemporary of all our favorite diner sores from our childhood dreams.

Hasn’t changed to any noticeable degree… and to that I ask… “Well, why would it?”

The below Article comes from this Newsweek link
Prehistoric, Dinosaur-Era Shark With Insane Teeth Found Swimming Off Coast of Portugal

The rare frilled shark is considered a “living fossil,” as its makeup has remained unchanged for 80 million years. This summer, researchers found one alive and thriving off the coast of Portugal, adding evidence regarding the resilience of this ancient sea creature.

The shark was discovered off the Algarve coast by researchers who were working on a European Union project in the area, the BBC reported. The aim of the project was to “minimize unwanted catches in commercial fishing,” but the team unknowingly unearthed one of the rarest and most ancient animals on the planet.

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Scientists from Portugal’s Institute for the Sea and Atmosphere (IPMA) have dubbed the catch a “living fossil”, after using techniques to identify the animal that indicates the species dates back almost 80 million years.
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NEW Octopus Species: 2016 Hohonu Moana: Exploring Deep Waters

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Published on Mar 3, 2016

During the first dive of the Okeanos Explorer 2016 Hohonu Moana: Exploring Deep Waters off Hawaii expedition to explore on the northeast side of Necker Island, the Deep Discoverer remotely operated vehicle encountered this octopus, which confused several of our shore based scientists who have never seen anything like it. Upon further review, this ghostlike octopod is almost certainly an undescribed species and may not belong to any yet-described genus. Learn more: http://oceanexplorer.noaa.gov/okeanos… Video courtesy of the NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research, 2016 Hohonu Moana: Exploring Deep Waters. Source: http://oceanexplorer.noaa.gov/okeanos…

I simply adore new species. It really sends a thrill up my spine.

Northeast U.S. Canyons Expedition 2013: Rhinochimera

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Published on Sep 4, 2013

A Rhinochimera (Harriotta sp.) swims 10 meters above the seafloor in Hydrographer Canyon during Dive 05, July 13, of the Okeanos Explorer Northeast U.S. Canyons Expedition 2013. Video courtesy of the NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research, Northeast U.S. Canyons 2013. Source: http://oceanexplorer.noaa.gov/okeanos…

Pointy lil guy…

Jellyfish: 2016 Deepwater Exploration of the Marianas

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Published on Apr 25, 2016

This stunningly beautiful jelly was seen during Dive 4 of the 2016 Deepwater Exploration of the Marianas expedition on April 24, 2016, while exploring the informally named “Enigma Seamount” at a depth of ~3,700 meters. Scientists identified this hydromedusa as belonging to the genus Crossota. Note the two sets of tentacles — short and long. At the beginning of the video, you’ll see that the long tentacles are even and extended outward and the bell is motionless. This suggests an ambush predation mode. Within the bell, the radial canals in red are connecting points for what looks like the gonads in bright yellow. Video courtesy of the NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research, 2016 Deepwater Exploration of the Marianas. Learn more about the expedition here: http://oceanexplorer.noaa.gov/okeanos…

This beautiful creature is also a NEW Species. Those yellow blobs are thought to be it’s nads!

Shy Octopus Hides Inside Its Own Tentacles | Nautilus Live

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Published on Aug 23, 2015

While diving off the central California coast, the team of E/V Nautilus encountered this Flapjack Octopus (named for its ear flaps) lingering on the sea floor. E/V Nautilus is exploring the ocean studying biology, geology, archeology, and more. Watch http://www.nautiluslive.org for live video from the ocean floor. For live dive updates follow along on social media at http://www.facebook.com/nautiluslive and http://www.twitter.com/evnautilus on Twitter. For more photos from our dives, check out our Instagram @nautiluslive.

Orange!

Brutal Brittle Stars

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Published on May 23, 2017

On May 5, 2017, while exploring a ridge off the southeast side of Jarvis Island, the Okeanos Explorer team observed a group of brittle stars (ophiuroids) capture and eat a squid (Abralia sp.) that was swimming by. Participating scientists were shocked to see this behavior from brittle stars, who were generally thought to be scavengers, not predators. This observation helps us understand more about the connection between the water column and the seafloor in this region. Image courtesy of the NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research, Mountains in the Deep: Exploring the Central Pacific Basin. Learn more about the Mountains in the Deep: Exploring the Central Pacific Basin expedition here: http://oceanexplorer.noaa.gov/okeanos… Video source: http://oceanexplorer.noaa.gov/okeanos…

Don’tcha love never before seen behavior?!

Awe inspiring stuff.

We have explored so little of the ocean, that it is by far more alien to our knowledge than Mars and Saturn.

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Oh ai…I swear I am not right in the head. A recent study said that peeps who forget a lot are unusually intelligent. While finding it reassuring that I am “okay,” as a 99th percentile lad it is starting to escalate daily. This, I assure you is not a good thing. Especially when it affects others, sich as my aunt or my friend who asked me to help with his new play. Two days ago. Bad Iggy, Bad! Seriously. I also forget to even eat. This is becoming rather uncomfortable. Like the Queen said, we are not amused.

Oh man. I hope I can get a handle on this. Soonest!

On a lighter note today brought the grin inducing news that the word Patagonia translates as Bigfoot! How cool is that? Seems the whoke region has been known worldwide as being the abode of giants since Magellan in 1520 or so. And of course locally since the year dot. Well, only a few folk know today outside of the locals.

It would appear that there was a race of humans there who were pretty good size and robustly built, but not big enough to strike us as giants. Regular folks of the day and especillay peeps from Yurrop never got over five and a half and were mostly fivers. So to them, these beings were giants.

But the gauchos and farmers reported Bigfoot size critters regularly. But they had tails. Fascination grew in my heart and continues to do so because the most likely suspect is the giant ground sloth species known as Megatherium, who fits the bill perfectly… and… wait for it… is suspected by some to not be extinct but to still be out and about!

The only downside is their most likely location is close to impossible to get to on foot. It has been deemed a no-fly zone for some silly reason.

 

This undated hand out picture released by the Australian National University on September 8, 2017 and taken by Joel Bensing shows inside view of an ice cave on the Erebus Glacier tongue, Ross Land, Antartica near McMurdo Station and Scott Base. A secret world of animals and plants may live in warm caves under Antarctica’s glaciers, including new species, scientists said on September 8, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL UNIVERSITY / JOEL BENSING / ——EDITORS NOTE —-RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE MANDATORY CREDIT ” AFP PHOTO / HO / JOEL BENSING / NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS – DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS – NO ARCHIVEJOEL BENSING/AFP/Getty Images

Researchers find secret, warm oasis beneath Antarctica’s ice that could be home to undiscovered spec

The video that was here is gone as is the channel it was on.
The story is still valid, of course. More ifo at the link below. More pics, too.

Deep within Antarctica’s ice caves, a group of scientists may have discovered a secret ecosystem of plants and animals being supported by the warmth of an active volcano.Although average year-long temperatures on Ross Island hover around -17C, including six months between April and September where they don’t rise above -20C, the temperature in cave systems beneath the glaciers can reach 25C.“You could wear a T-shirt in there and be pretty comfortable,” lead researcher Ceridwen Fraser said. “There’s light near the cave mouths, and light filters deeper into some caves where the overlying ice is thin.”Located around and beneath Mount Erebus, an active volcano, the caves have been hollowed out after years of steam travelling through their passages. The study of the caves, led by the Australian National University, evolved into an analysis of the soil within. Fraser revealed that it contained traces of DNA from algae, mosses and even small animals that could be living in the underground oasis.Most of the DNA, Fraser admits, is similar to that of species living on the surface. However, not all the sequences studied could be linked to a particular animal or plant group, meaning Fraser may be on the cusp of discovering new lifeforms as well.“Our study gives us a really exciting, tantalizing glimpse of the sorts of plants and animals that might live beneath the ice in Antarctica,” she said. “Some of the DNA evidence that we found suggests that maybe there are things living in these caves that we know nothing about.“There could even be new species.”Because there are several active volcanoes in the Antarctic, co-researcher Charles Lee, from the University of Waikato in New Zealand, said similar unexplored subglacial cave systems could exist across the continent. The research, originally published in the international journal Polar Biology, said there are another 15 volcanoes in Antarctica that are currently active or suggest signs of recent activity.“We don’t yet know just how many cave systems exist around Antarctica’s volcanoes, or how interconnected these subglacial environments might be,” he said.Co-author Laurie Connell, a professor from the University of Maine, shared her colleagues’ excitement but said the DNA evidence doesn’t prove anything — especially that plants and animals are still living there.The next step is to explore the caves themselves, hoping to find the living proof the team needs. ————————————————– Source: http://nationalpost.com/news/world/re…

New lifeforms! Undiscovered species!

Now that’s what I’m talkin’ about.

OoOoOo I can hardly wait!

More data, give me more data!

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Universe +
September 3 at 8:37pm

Comparação entre o tamanho médio de um humano ao de animais já extintos, alguns da era Cenozóica.

Créditos do artista Dane Pavitt.

Comparison of the average size of a human to extinct animals, some from the Cenozoic era.

Credits from artist Dane Pavitt.

Too cool… hadda share.

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That is the enormous and enormously famous star Antares.

And that is also the highest resolution photo of the surface of a star other than our own Sun. Yes, photo, not CGI.

The yurroboffins did it with a fabulous array of scopes which together equal massive light gathering capabilities.

What a glorious time we live in!

 

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Discovery of the Ancient Aratta Civilization of Ukraine, Older than Sumeria [FULL VIDEO]

Several locations have been suggested as probable idenfications of Aratta, now, there is firm evidence that it was in the region of modern Ukraine, north of the Black Sea and Sea of Azov.

While many Western texts still refer to Sumer as being the oldest civilisation with writing, Ukraine has something far older. This was Aratta, recorded in the Sumerian epic tale Enmerkar and the Land of Aratta. This was the cradle of civilisation and Kamyana Mohyla was its most significant sanctuary. This is a very special place. It is the oldest known sanctuary-observatory in the world.

Aratta is now recognised as having been the world’s most ancient (known) civilisation. It developed in the steppes north of the Black Sea (in modern Ukraine) long before the Sumerian civilisation originated, and from there it radiated its culture into India, Mesopotamia, Egypt, Western China and across Europe. Relics of Aratta are increasingly identified in Ukraine.

Just learned of this, a few days ago… this is cool! Thirty thousand years ago!

Megalithic Discoveries in Ukraine: Lee & Tim Hooker – FULL LECTURE – Megalithomania 2009

http://www.megalithomania.co.uk/2009d… – get the full DVD with interview, or download video MP4 or audio MP3. Watch exclusive interview here: https://youtu.be/Fpdehlw64p8.
Lost connections to the origins of the magnificent super-cultures of Sumer and India are explored and restored in this fresh, personal perspective on the remarkable megalithic cultures of Ukraine. This territory was the site of the most enormous ancient cities on Earth associated with Aratta, the first recorded state in history and the fabled homeland of the Sumerians of Mesopotamia. This talk introduces the Trypillian civilization; Neolithic Vedic serpent graves; the Serpent’s Wall; Druidic ceremony at the vast megalithic temple sanctuary of Stone Grave; the False Mountain of Enlila and the granite sanctuary-observatory of Steppe pyramid (still venerated by Tibetan llamas). The techniques of mytho-history and modern plasma science are combined with archaeological excavation to innovatively comprehend the Ukrainian megalithic landscape and its associated traditions. Despite the legacy of communism, politics and the inherent problems of penetrating Ukrainian and Russian languages, this land, its people and its true history are belatedly emerging to take their long-overdue place on the world stage.

Biography: Tim and Lee are freelance translators examining the polysemantics of the ancient world through their research work in linguistic history, mytho-history, catastrophism and plasma science. Their long shared interest in megaliths and the associated panoramic and spiritual localities across Wessex and Wales was just the start of a long geographical pilgrimage towards researching the ancient history and associated cosmology of Sumer in Mesopotamia. Further research on Sumer eventually led to the pre-Sumerian Aratta and the Trypillian civilisation of ancient Ukraine. Following fieldwork in Ukraine, Malta and Italy, they recently presented a paper to the Vatican Conference on the Cucuteni-Trypillia civilisation of Romania, Ukraine and Moldova and have contributed to books on that culture. Both are engaged in international collaborative research on anomalies found in radio-isotope decay within granites that have been linked to cataclysmic plasma events recorded in the petroglyphs of ancient man.

http://www.megalithomania.co.uk
http://www.youtube.com/MegalithomaniaUK

Megalithomania is on it… from two years ago. Gosh, I am so unplugged.

30,000 Year Old Aratta Civilization, Master Builders of Oldest Temple In World, Gobekli Tepe

this guy’s a little different.

Megalithic Discoveries in Ukraine: Lee & Tim Hooker – FULL LECTURE – Megalithomania 2009

http://www.megalithomania.co.uk/2009d… – get the full DVD with interview, or download video MP4 or audio MP3. Watch exclusive interview here: https://youtu.be/Fpdehlw64p8.
Lost connections to the origins of the magnificent super-cultures of Sumer and India are explored and restored in this fresh, personal perspective on the remarkable megalithic cultures of Ukraine. This territory was the site of the most enormous ancient cities on Earth associated with Aratta, the first recorded state in history and the fabled homeland of the Sumerians of Mesopotamia. This talk introduces the Trypillian civilization; Neolithic Vedic serpent graves; the Serpent’s Wall; Druidic ceremony at the vast megalithic temple sanctuary of Stone Grave; the False Mountain of Enlila and the granite sanctuary-observatory of Steppe pyramid (still venerated by Tibetan llamas). The techniques of mytho-history and modern plasma science are combined with archaeological excavation to innovatively comprehend the Ukrainian megalithic landscape and its associated traditions. Despite the legacy of communism, politics and the inherent problems of penetrating Ukrainian and Russian languages, this land, its people and its true history are belatedly emerging to take their long-overdue place on the world stage.

Biography: Tim and Lee are freelance translators examining the polysemantics of the ancient world through their research work in linguistic history, mytho-history, catastrophism and plasma science. Their long shared interest in megaliths and the associated panoramic and spiritual localities across Wessex and Wales was just the start of a long geographical pilgrimage towards researching the ancient history and associated cosmology of Sumer in Mesopotamia. Further research on Sumer eventually led to the pre-Sumerian Aratta and the Trypillian civilisation of ancient Ukraine. Following fieldwork in Ukraine, Malta and Italy, they recently presented a paper to the Vatican Conference on the Cucuteni-Trypillia civilisation of Romania, Ukraine and Moldova and have contributed to books on that culture. Both are engaged in international collaborative research on anomalies found in radio-isotope decay within granites that have been linked to cataclysmic plasma events recorded in the petroglyphs of ancient man.

http://www.megalithomania.co.uk
http://www.youtube.com/MegalithomaniaUK

More from the crew out of the UK.

 

I fully expect much more to be revealed here and elsewhere in the time yet to come.

Exciting, it is!

 

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John Anthony West’s long fight with cancer & pneumonia is nearing the home stretch, but he and his family need your support to make the assisted trip home from the Houston clinic on August 1st.
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The Crash at Cape Girardeau

On this episode of Expanded Perspectives the guys start off talking about how the Solar Impulse 2 is the record breaking aircraft that achieved the first ever trans-Atlantic flight powered solely by the sun. With a wingspan of a Boeing 747 jumbo jet, and weighing a mere 2,300kg, the plane itself is a technological marvel. While it’s certainly not the world’s first solar plane, it is the first to fly for 5 consecutive days and nights without any traditional fuels. Then, researchers at Case Western Reserve University have combined tissues from a sea slug with flexible 3-D printed components to build “biohybrid” robots that crawl like sea turtles on the beach. Then, researchers have posted a fascinating study where you can actually hear how our ancestors spoke 8,000 years ago. Scientists from the universities of Cambridge and Oxford have managed to reproduce some of the words that originated from a language which disappeared from the face of the Earth thousands of years ago. Then, an Oregon witness at Lebanon reported watching a fast-moving object crossing his property just four feet off of the ground that created a water-like distortion in the air. After the break Kyle gets into a lesser known alleged crash of a UFO in the great state of Missouri back in the spring of 1941. Thanks for listening to Expanded Perspectives! Please write us a review in iTunes, it really helps us out. Also, don’t forget about Expanded Perspectives Elite. You can sign up by going to the website and clicking on the Elite tab. Everyone have a great week!

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Had not heard of this one, or could not remember – since if it was on Wendelle’s list then I read the listing for it but that was ages ago if it ever happened. Probably did. But I never went into the crashes too much. Anyway, seems legit. As these things go, that is = ) But I do like these stories of course. This one’s good what with a priest and all, eh?

I noted the part about the biobot – that is pretty damn cool – and it warmed me eart as I went to that school for a year and got a great friend out of it. Ha… Sluggo! No doubt it will be weaponized with no civvy versions out anytime soon.

You will no doubt see more from these lads, they ‘ave good ‘eads and do great topics and I like them. They seem like Good People.

Reminds me of my INFO days. I miss them guys. All of them. Phyllis too. They’re how I met John. And, um, others.

Oregon! Reminds me of Butch Witkowski’s Pennsylvanian distortions on an ‘ooverbeik. Which are like the Predator.

Good stuff eh !

 

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