Sunday, July 27, 2014

Google's New Moonshot Project: the Human Body

Google Inc. has embarked on what may be its most ambitious and difficult science project ever: a quest inside the human body.
Called Baseline Study, the project will collect anonymous genetic and molecular information from 175 people—and later thousands more—to create what the company hopes will be the fullest picture of what a healthy human being should be.
The early-stage project is run by Andrew Conrad, a 50-year-old molecular biologist who pioneered cheap, high-volume tests for HIV in blood-plasma donations.
Dr. Conrad joined Google X—the company's research arm—in March 2013, and he has built a team of about 70-to-100 experts from fields including physiology, biochemistry, optics, imaging and molecular biology.
Other mass medical and genomics studies exist. But Baseline will amass a much larger and broader set of new data. The hope is that this will help researchers detect killers such as heart disease and cancer far earlier, pushing medicine more toward prevention rather than the treatment of illness.

We're Pretty Sure These Famous People Are Aliens

(Huff Post) Today happens to be World UFO Day, so forgive us if we seem a little more alert than usual about who walking among us may or may not be... of this world. We've quietly been collecting our evidence, and feel pretty confident in questioning the origins of the following "people."
Ryan Seacrest: Definitely An Alien
Consider the Evidence:
1. Let's get the obvious out of the way: The man has like 20 jobs. When does he sleep? Or even worse, binge-watch a TV show?
2. He just signed a deal with CBS, so now he'll have hosting gigs on all 4 major networks. Whether you like it or not, you're going to be seeing a lot of Seacrest. Evil master plan much?

Who Dwells Within This Secret Garden?

We have read and heard about all kinds of ghost stories. Some ghosts seem to be frightening, while others appear friendly.
I was checking out my Facebook page when I came across this photo of a photo of a garden. A garden with strange light effects. Being the ever so curious me, I decided to take a moment to read the post and examine the photo.
The photo was taken by Evanna from Ohio who has a secret garden she has been tending for the past twenty years. I contacted her about her experience. Evanna claims she stumbled upon the spook while mowing the lawn in her secret garden. When asked her about the location of her secret garden, she said “I can not tell you because it is a secret.” Well I guess it wouldn’t be a secret garden if everyone knew it’s location, right?
She continued; “I kept getting this feeling, a feeling like someone was following me. I was carrying my camera because I love to take pictures of my flowers and trees. I have been working very hard on them for twenty years keeping them up. I felt the presence again and quickly turned around and snapped a photo. When I returned home I placed my SD card into my computer and saw what appeared to be ghost, ghost in my secret garden.”

Beam Me Up: East Aurora Just Got Weirder With UFO Signs!

By Chris Savia
Since the start of summer, citizens of the sleepy burg of East Aurora have been notcing something strange happening in their neighborhood. With summer halfway through, even their local media outlets like WIVB are sitting up and taking notice of the activity.
So far no one has been caught red handed, but Mayor Allan Kasprzak might have a clue.
“I believe it might be the East Aurora Food Cooperative that’s trying to get off the ground. That’s my hunch, but I’m not positive”1
Meanwhile, Sheila Convoy of the East Aurora Cooperative Market Project vehemently denies any involvement in these shenanigans.
While these accusations are surreal, the stuff of a Thornton Wilder novel, there’s something far stranger. According to MUFON there’s only been two reported UFO sightings in the past decade.
This one is from August 25th, 2012:
“I was driving my daughter to her friends apartment and this fireball appeared to the southwest. Daughter and I got out of the car and clearly saw the object. I first thought it might be a meteorite, but the trajectory and sameness of a flight path quickly dispelled that idea. I knew that this was not space debris as the object had a clearly defined shape, although its edges were in constant transmutation, but not severely so. Very odd. Lost sight of it as it went behind some trees, but We quickly got back into the car and turned northward to see it, but nothing there.”2

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Sunday, July 13, 2014

The ultimate comeback: Bringing the dead back to life

by David Robson

A radical procedure that involves replacing a patient's blood with cold salt water could retrieve people from the brink of death, says David Robson.

“When you are at 10C, with no brain activity, no heartbeat, no blood – everyone would agree that you’re dead,” says Peter Rhee at the University of Arizona, Tucson. “But we can still bring you back.”
Rhee isn’t exaggerating. With Samuel Tisherman, at the University of Maryland, College Park, he has shown that it’s possible to keep bodies in ‘suspended animation’ for hours at a time. The procedure, so far tested on animals, is about as radical as any medical procedure comes: it involves draining the body of its blood and cooling it more than 20C below normal body temperature.
Once the injury is fixed, blood is pumped once again through the veins, and the body is slowly warmed back up. “As the blood is pumped in, the body turns pink right away,” says Rhee. At a certain temperature, the heart flickers into life of its own accord. “It’s quite curious, at 30C the heart will beat once, as if out of nowhere, then again – then as it gets even warmer it picks up all by itself.” Astonishingly, the animals in their experiments show very few ill-effects once they’ve woken up. “They’d be groggy for a little bit but back to normal the day after,” says Tisherman.
Tisherman created headlines around the world earlier this year, when he announced that they were ready to begin human trials of the technique on gunshot victims in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The first patients will have been so badly wounded that their hearts have stopped beating, meaning that this is their last hope. “Cheating death with ‘suspended animation’” is how CNN put it; “Killing a patient to save his life” was the New York Times’ take.
Hyped up
The news coverage has sometimes offended Tisherman’s cautious sensibility. During our conversation, he comes across as a thoughtful, measured man, who is careful not to oversell his research. He is particularly wary of using the term ‘suspended animation’. “My concern isn’t that it’s inaccurate – it’s that when people think of the term, they think about space travellers being frozen and woken up on Jupiter, or Han Solo in Star Wars,” he says. “That doesn’t help, because it’s important for the public to know it’s not science fiction – it’s based on experimental work and is being studied in a disciplined manner, before we use it to stop people dying.” Rhee, who came to global attention after treating congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords after a shooting in 2011, tends to be bolder: he says he wouldn’t rule out longer-term suspended animation, in the distant future. “What we’re doing is beginning part of that experiment.”

Divine Photo Might Show The Pearly Gates!

By DC 

I took this photo myself some years ago. I was traveling east bound on I-90 just around Erie PA when I looked towards the north and saw a strange cloud formation. When I arrived back home I placed the SD card from my phone into my computer to get a better look.

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New Photo May Provide Possible Solution to The Amelia Earhart Disappearance

By Ritoban Mukherjee 
In 1937, the aviation legend Amelia Earhart landed with her navigator Fred Noonan. Her purpose, to embark on a second historical journey to circle the globe.
After Earhart’s somewhat rough landing in Miami, her flight underwent repairs before she could take off for her journey around the world. When the pioneer finally got up on her plane to circumnavigate the globe a second time, she disappeared somewhere in the Pacific Ocean, creating one of the most controversial cases of aviation mystery’s in history. Now obviously the typical theory would be that her plane crashed into the ocean and she died from submerging into the sea…
“Okay, okay, I know that story. WHAT’S NEW!?”
However, after Ric Gillespie, a prominent investigator in the case, found remains of an aluminium plate on the Gardner Island, it seemed that maybe, Earhart didn’t die of the crash after all. She survived the crash, climbed ashore the Gardner Island, and died of ordinary causes after being stranded on the uninhabited island for months. But since this aluminium plate was a different composition than Earhart’s original craft, the theory wasn’t considered valid, until now.
This new photograph, revealed recently by the Miami Herald, shows a patch of aluminium bolted on Earhart’s airplane, one which is not shown in any other photographs of the craft. This shows that this metal piece was added to the plane during the repairs in Miami, and wasn’t a part of the original aircraft. This aluminium plate, being the same as the one found on gardner island, substantiates the theory that Amelia, in fact, manages to climb up to the isle before dying.
Tests are still being run to match the rivet pattern in the photo with the aluminium plate found on the island. If matched, this would be a real turning point in the Earhart Disappearance Mystery.

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Vintage Fringe: Noah’s Ark In Alaska

By Chris Savia
There’s a resurgence of interest in Noah’s ark in the wake of Aronofsky’s epic, evinced by the tidal wave of stories about seeking the old man’s boat via satellite images.1
Of particular interest is Mount Ararat, which are two peaks known as Greater and Lesser, smack-dab at the contentious Turkish-Iranian border. With strained tensions being the order of the day in the mideast, these mountains exist in a no-man’s land since Turkey claims they are strategically important.
Situations like this are beneficial, forcing investigators to think outside of the box. It’s high time they got into a whole other box.
The Evening News of San Jose, Ca from July 2, 1902 shares the story claiming Noah’s ark came aground in Alaska!

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Gollum-Like Critter Caught On Camera In China

By Chris Savia
A hairless, ugly humanoid, a lot like Gollum, was spotted by a spring a few days ago, causing quite a stir in the People’s Republic of China.
Story goes that a hiker stumbled upon this being while camping in Huairou, near the Great Wall of China.
Considering the quality of the image, i.e. the complete lack of Bigfoot’s defensive blurriness, suggests this could change the face of cryptozoology… or it’s a well-done hoax.
Brace yourself to be disappointed, it’s part of a publicity shoot for a science fiction short.1 Whether this is one of those photos, or someone honestly believed they were making history remains up in the air.

ISIS The Start of World War III?

"In this video Luke Rudkowski talks to David Icke about his predictions with ISIS and the possible start of WWIII. David breaks down many esoteric historical writings and the current political situation that can lead to bringing in other countries to war."

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Scientists Invent Cloaking Material That Makes Object ‘Invisible’ To Human Touch

By Carl Engelking
In the popular folktale, “The Princess and the Pea,” a young girl proves her princess-like sensitivity after a pea, inserted beneath 20 mattresses and 20 featherbeds, ruins her night of sleep. But if she had slept atop a thin sheet of scientists’ new touch-cloaking nanomaterial, she would have slept like a rock.
Researchers at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology have created a material that sounds like something from a fictional tale: an elasto-mechanical unfeelability cloak. The polymer-based, scaffold-like structure can mask the presence of an object so it’s imperceptible to the human touch.
If you, for example, stepped on a large enough rock, the rubber and foam in your shoe would deform and result in a noticeable bulge. If your shoes were made of the cloaking material, it would disperse the pressure in such a way that you wouldn’t notice the rock beneath your foot

Morgan Freeman: 'We May Already Be In The Midst Of A Growing Zombie Apocalypse'

(huff post) Zombies are the stuff of nightmares, books, movies and television shows. Try as we may, it's almost impossible to kill them -- the zombies, that is.
The idea that humans can be transformed into mindless, cannibalistic monsters isn't so far-fetched, according to current research in which scientists have discovered pathogens that can turn even insects into the walking dead.
"We may already be in the midst of a growing zombie apocalypse. What is a zombie? A zombie is a creature that's controlled outside of its own mind and really not controlled by itself, as if under the power of some other force," Morgan Freeman, host of Science Channel's "Through the Wormhole" series, told The Huffington Post.
The latest episode of "Wormhole" examines how new strains of viruses attack humans every day and explores the odds against surviving a zombie virus outbreak.

It's Definitely Bigfoot Or 'Something'

By Lee Speigel
The hunt for Bigfoot, aka Sasquatch, Yeti, Abominable Snowman, etc., has proven to be as elusive as a rainbow's pot of gold.
In recent years, images, films and videos have come up a little short in determining the existence of the legendary hairy man-beast that supposedly lives in the forests of North America and other countries.
"I have to admit that when I first started working on this series, I was a skeptic," says Keith Hoffman, executive producer of Animal Planet's "Finding Bigfoot."
In the Animal Planet video shown below, Hoffman introduces footage from New Mexico, that, he says, is home to many alleged Bigfoot sightings. The footage shows what he describes as "a figure that is clearly on two feet, walking through the woods," as captured on a thermal camera, "a camera that sees heat."

Wednesday, June 18, 2014


Emmy Award-winning producer joins Las Vegas-based Production Company Collective Minds Media to launch Kickstarter campaign to fund a found-footage feature film – the most accurate account of alien abduction to date.

LAS VEGAS, NV – Found footage horror has been done with kids hunting witches in the woods; it’s been done with demons and poltergeists. But this is no ghost story.

Terrifying in a way that few other films are, ABDUCTEE is a found-footage style film that explores the bizarre and misunderstood world of alien abduction. Through a first- person account, we come to know the fear and mental anguish that befalls a suburban man as he attempts to unravel the mystery of what happens to him when he is alone in the middle of the night – and disappearing for huge spans of time with no memory of what took place.

But it’s not just a film – it’s a social movement. ABDUCTEE aims to be a new genre of horror that is so realistic and relatable, it wakes people up and breaks the silence about what’s really happening to them. It has been cited as the most frighteningly accurate portrayal of what abductees experience. Consultants Paranormal Expert James Smith and UFO Expert James Gilliland support the film and its involvement of the abductee community right from the start. “I think the movie as it is composed is a wonderful catalyst to bring … those subjects to light and lets people talk about it,” said James Smith.

Can a horror film be therapeutic? Absolutely, say the experts. This project is a revolutionary attempt at uniting the underrepresented community of alien abductees and giving them a voice. Funding the film via Kickstarter will allow the filmmakers to produce a movie that enlists the support of abductees and alien experts from the ground up. Crowdfunding will keep the film free of the control exerted by Hollywood executives and movie studios, which can destroy a film’s purpose and impact. It is the filmmakers’ goal that ABDUCTEE will illuminate the terrifying, stigmatized world of alien abductees and provide them with a common bond to enable group support and healing. The finished film will be accompanied by an online community resource established by the filmmakers that stands to bring in hundreds of thousands of real abductee accounts.

Writer/Director William Hopp was inspired to write ABDUCTEE after struggling with sleep paralysis for several years. After learning about the connection between sleep paralysis and alien abduction, he because obsessed with finishing the script. Once he completed it, his sleep paralysis immediately stopped – for over a year and a half. Now it’s suddenly back and Hopp knows it’s time for this story to be made. He reached out to Trisha Kirk, the Emmy Award-winning producer of A&E’s Intervention to collaborate on the project.

ABDUCTEE will only be funded if $140,000 is pledged by Monday, July 21, 2014 at 3:33am PST. Click here to be part of this groundbreaking film and social movement.

ABDUCTEE is a Collective Minds Media production, written and directed by William Hopp and produced by Trisha Kirk. William is the founder of Collective Minds Media. Trisha is a member of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences and the International Radio & Television Society. She was awarded an Emmy in 2009 for her work as a producer and director on the A&E documentary television program Intervention. She is also the Kickstarter campaign manager for ABDUCTEE.

William Hopp and Trisha Kirk are available for interviews.

General and Media Inquiries: Trisha Kirk, Executive Producer, Collective Minds Media, 818.648.8711,

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Abductee Film: One Man's Descent Into Madness As He Tries To Discover What Comes For Him in The Darkness

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Creation/Ownership Credit: William Hopp

"Abductee is a chilling found footage film set in the outskirts of Portland, Oregon. Terrifying in a way that few other horror films are, Abductee explores the bizarre and misunderstood world of alien abduction. Through a first person account, we come to know the fear and mental anguish that befalls a man as he attempts to unravel the mystery of what happens to him when he is alone in the middle of the night. "

Friday, June 13, 2014

This Friday The 13th May Be Even Spookier Than Usual: Full Moon On Friday The 13th Won't Happen Again Until 2049

By Sara Gates
For the superstitious, June 13 this year will be extra-spooky.
That's because the full moon is set to fall on Friday the 13th, a rare occurrence that won't happen again for 35 years.
The moon will reach its fullest point at 12:11 a.m. EDT on June 13. Observers in the Central, Mountain, and Pacific time zones may feel a bit left out, however, since this June full moon (also known as the "Honey Moon" or "Strawberry Moon") will turn full late Thursday night. But the moon should still offer a brilliant view -- weather permitting -- for skywatchers on Friday evening.
The last time a full moon coincided with Friday the 13th was October 13, 2000.
What makes the event such a rarity? It occurs only when three independent variables line up -- -- the moon phase, the weekday, and the day of the month.
As Vox noted, "the odds of a year having a Friday the 13th full moon are just 5.81 percent. That means it happens, on average, every 20 years or so."
Since the next full moon to fall on Friday the 13th is not expected to occur until Aug. 13, 2049, skywatchers should make to sure to get a glimpse of the perfectly round moon this week.
For those unable to see the moon firsthand, the Slooh Space Camera is planning a live webcast starting June 12 at 9 p.m. EDT.



The most common recommendation made by health experts in the area of produce selection is to choose “organic” varieties for maximum health benefits. We trust organic label certifications because they are supposed to comply with organic standards set by national governments and international organizations. Synthetic pesticides and chemical fertilizers are not allowed in organic practices, but that’s not always the case. Research by a Food Inspection Agency in Canada has found that nearly half the organic fresh fruits and vegetables tested in the past two years contained pesticide residue, violating maximum allowable limits for the presence of pesticides, the data shows.

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Engage warp drive! Nasa reveals latest designs for a Star Trek-style spacecraft that could make interstellar travel a reality


Last month, Dark Knight director Christopher Nolan unveiled his next science-fiction blockbuster.
Called Interstellar, it envisages a future where travel to other stars is not only a possibility but a necessity, and tasks actor Matthew McConaughey with leading the main mission.
But a Nasa scientist claims such a mission isn’t necessarily just something reserved for science fiction - and has revealed a Star Trek-style ship that could make interstellar travel a reality.

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Thursday, June 12, 2014

WOW FACTOR! Computers will be like humans by 2029: Google's Ray Kurzweil

by Cadie Thompson
In less than two decades, you won't just use your computers, you will have relationships with them.
Because of artificial intelligence, computers will be able to read at human levels by 2029 and will also begin to have different human characteristics, said Ray Kurzweil, a director of engineering at Google.
"My timeline is computers will be at human levels, such as you can have a human relationship with them, 15 years from now," he said. Kurzweil's comments came at the Exponential Finance conference in New York on Wednesday.
"When I say about human levels, I'm talking about emotional intelligence. The ability to tell a joke, to be funny, to be romantic, to be loving, to be sexy, that is the cutting edge of human intelligence, that is not a sideshow."
The Oscar winning movie 'Her,' which was about a man who fell in love with his operating system, foreshadowed many of Kurzweil's predictions about how artificial intelligence (AI) will evolve.

The Legendary Lake On Your iPad Is Haunted!

By Chris Savia
With the popularity of Apple’s iGadgets spreading like capitalistic cancer, everyone’s acquainted with its iconic wallpaper, Richard Misrach’s Pyramid Lake (at Night).
Beneath those depths lay a far greater menace beyond the imaginings of any Starbucks hipster. Nearly every year, someone ends up drowning at the lake. Bodies are rarely recovered by authorities. Park Rangers chalk it up to bad luck, and ill-prepared tourists, but Native Americans know the score.