Monday March 31 2003
Epidemic Kills Scientist Who Helped Discover It
Carlo Urbani, the scientist who discovered the first clue that a dangerous new microbe was beginning to spread around the globe, succumbed yesterday in a Bangkok hospital bed to the frightening disease he alerted the world to.
Invisibility Cloak an Illusion
Kazutoshi Obana's gray, hooded coat doesn't just keep him dry in a downpour. It can also make him seem invisible
Is hydrogen the fuel of the future?
Hydrogen is the new buzz word as oil companies and car makers back the view that it will be the successor to oil in the coming decades.
Mystery of the Min Min lights explained
An Australian neuroscientist claims he can conjure up the mysterious Australian outback phenomenon of the Min Min lights, now that he has worked out what causes them
-abc science online
Enter the dome
You might not believe that the Integratron was inspired by space aliens, but it's worth a visit all the same.
-orange county register
NASA to Release 500 Columbia-Related E-Mails
NASA plans to release 500 pages of e-mails relating to Columbia's final mission
Ontario government declares "health emergency" over disease outbreak
Protective face masks flew off supply store shelves Wednesday as anxious Torontonians sought to shield themselves against a deadly SARS outbreak that prompted Ontario to declare a "health emergency."
Sunday March 30 2003
Advisers: Smallpox vaccination program should be slowed
Recommendation comes in wake of heart attack deaths
Deciphering the "Bugs" in Human Intestines
The human intestine is a swirling and churning environment that is host to microbial communities as diverse as those found in the Amazon rain forest
Search for ETs Focuses on 166 "Promising" Signals
Astronomers searching for signs of intelligent extraterrestrial life wrapped up their mission in Puerto Rico Wednesday to home in on some of the more exciting radio transmission to reach Earth
Mars Water, Odd Surface Features Tied to Life
Mars is one wet and wild world. Scientists are slowly warming up to the view that trickling amounts of water on the cold, dry planet may be nourishing Martian biology
The give and take of black holes
Scientists have found evidence of high-speed winds blowing away vast amounts of gas from the cores of two quasar galaxies
'World's largest virus' found
A giant virus that lurks inside amoebas and may cause pneumonia in humans has been spotted by scientists.
Last smoke in New York
The chat-up line "Could I have a light?" may need updating in New York's bars and nightclubs from Sunday as a strict ban on smoking comes into force.
clean up after
Sky lights up; debris
spread over four states
SARS Pneumonia Spreads Despite Quarantines;
American Patient's Sister Describes Agony
Patient's hospital location remains confidential at family's request, but it is a southeastern state and is presumed to be one of the ventilator cases on the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) list.
Astronomers Weigh Black Hole
British and Canadian astronomers have calculated for the first time the mass of a black hole formed in the early days of our universe, National Research Council Canada (NRCC) announced Wednesday.
Unknown Entity Sighting
OK. So my story has been ignored by all of the local papers and none will publish it, but I felt so strongly that I had to put this page up. I know that a lot of people will say that I am talking a load of nonsense, but I know what I saw and for those willing to read on, here is my story
What's Behind the Killer Virus?
Researchers are getting closer to identifying the cause of a mysterious and deadly Asian virus -- or so they think
Friday March 28 2003
Meteor Chunks Crash In South Suburb, Light Up Night Sky
Residents from 4 States Report Seeing Bright Light
Second heart attack death after smallpox shot reported
Federal health authorities Thursday announced that a second health-care worker who had recently been inoculated against smallpox has died, but they said they were not sure whether the vaccination played any role.
HK orders mystery virus quarantine
Hong Kong has ordered all schools closed until April 6 and invoked a quarantine law as part of intensified efforts to contain the spread of a deadly pneumonia virus that has killed at least 50 people worldwide
U.S. wins back moon rock
The U.S. government has won back a tiny lump of 3.9-billion-year-old moon rock brought to Earth by the crew of Apollo 17 and stolen years ago from the government of Honduras, U.S. officials said on Wednesday.
Earthquake Warnings in Ionosphere?
Earthquakes may be sounding an early warning system in the outer reaches of the Earth's atmosphere, says an international team of scientists.
Japan launches spy satellite
aimed at concerns
over North Korea
Thursday March 27 2003
'TIME-TRAVELER' BUSTED FOR INSIDER TRADING
Federal investigators have arrested an enigmatic Wall Street wiz on insider-trading charges -- and incredibly, he claims to be a time-traveler from the year 2256!
Mystery Illness's Mortality Rate 4%, WHO Official Says
At least 80 percent of people stricken by a mysterious new lung infection spreading around the globe appear to recover, but the rest become critically ill and about half of them die,
Gulf war syndrome research reveals present danger
A week into the invasion of Iraq and news networks are beaming home images of American and British soldiers donning gas masks and body suits to protect themselves from potential chemical weapons attack
Hubble Chronicles Mysterious Outburst with 'Eye-Popping' Pictures
An eruptive star that brightened to 600,000 times its initial intensity and briefly outshone all others in the Milky Way Galaxy has astronomers amazed and puzzled over what happened
Building the Nuke Wall
Radiation detectors are already in place all over America. No one will say where.
Experts: Northwest quake under way _ taking weeks, not seconds
A widespread earthquake is taking place beneath the Northwest, slowly unleashing energy that may be equivalent to the magnitude 6.7 Nisqually quake that rocked the region two years ago
Hungry dogs find 2,500-year-old mummy
Two dogs digging for a buried bone in their owner's backyard in Chile found a 2,500-year-old mummy.
Digging for life on Mars
Europe is stepping up its plans to search for life on Mars with proposals for a solar-powered robot that would spend months on the Martian surface.
Evidence of earliest human burial
Scientists claim they have found the oldest evidence of human creativity: a 350,000-year-old pink stone axe.
Reality or myth, Gulf War Syndrome still lingers
The Gulf War Syndrome story ranges from obscure diseases to unexplained occurrences of otherwise everyday symptoms, some say.
-the free press
Nuke pill sales heating up
Until three years ago, potassium iodide's main consumers were a handful of survivalists, paranoiacs and nuclear-reactor employees
-rocky mountain news
China SARS cases linked to others
Global death toll from
flu-like disease reaches 52
Iraq war generates predictions of Apocalypse
Since Jesus said that only God knows the hour or day of the Second Coming, preachers and self-appointed doomsayers have been trying to predict when it will happen --
DNA testing snafus force Houston cops to reopen 525 cases
As water dripped down the walls of the crime lab on the 26th floor of the Houston police headquarters, two overworked DNA analysts scrambled to keep up with a caseload in a county that was sending more convicts to death row than any other in the nation
Wednesday March 26 2003
Pneumonia bug poses unknown threat
It is a disease that has killed at least 17 people since the beginning of February and infected hundreds more
The Greatest Myths, Hoaxes & Mysteries in Astronomy and Space Science
Few scientific disciplines seem to generate as many mysteries and falsehoods as astronomy and, by extension, the supporting space science effort to explore the unknown
Quest for the giant squid
Despite high-tech deep-sea robots and manned submersibles, efforts to view the giant squid in its natural habitat have so far been unsuccessful, and very little is known of how this creature of the deep lives, eats and reproduces
Oldest Swords Found in Turkey
The most ancient swords ever found were forged 5,000 years ago in what is today Turkey...
Fateful encounter tied to spread of mystery bug
It was, as the Chinese might say, an astonishing case of bad luck
God on the Brain
Why do people experience religious visions? BBC Two's Horizon suggests that in some cases the cause may be a strange brain disorder
Belize Reef Die-Off Due to Climate Change?
Tim McClanahan, a conservation zoologist with the Bronx, New York-based Wildlife Conservation Society, has studied the coral barrier reefs of Belize for the past decade.
Virus outbreak: Air travel fears
Health officials in several Asian countries are taking unprecedented steps to try to stop the spread of a potentially deadly pneumonia virus amid fresh fears air travel is worsening the outbreak.
Tuesday March 25 2003
Wheeled Robots Are Ready to Explore Mars, Past and Present
Two identical rovers are to be launched in May and June, and are scheduled to land next January near Mars's equator.
-new york times
Scientists guess a black hole’s weight
of a quasar
that’s 13 billion
Cold virus linked to mystery disease
A new strain of a virus that causes the common cold may be responsible for the emergence of a mysterious respiratory disease that has killed 17 people and sickened hundreds around the world, U.S. health experts said Monday.
Drones See, Smell Evil From Above
The generals have their drones. Now soldiers in the field are getting robotic spies of their own.
World Photos - Reuters
A computer screen shows a photograph allegedly taken in a hospital incubator in Japan of what the genetic engineering company Clonaid claims to be their third baby clone....
South America, Future US Target
Fears on an incoming Pentagon military intervention into the region worry Latin Americans
Ancient Walking Whales Shed Light on Ancestry of Ocean Giants
Scientists have found fossil skeletons of two new species of primitive whales with well-developed limbs, fingers, and toes—
Search for ETs Focuses on 150 "Promising" Signals
Astronomers searching for signs of intelligent extraterrestrial life are in Puerto Rico today where they will use the world's largest radio telescope to home in on 150 of the more exciting radio transmissions to reach Earth.
Monday March 24 2003
Identity of UFOs Found In Bible
The answer to a six thousand year-old question has been found in the holy bible
The Gonzo Science Files: JFK Assassination: LBJ’s Mistress Tells All
In this installment of our interview with JFK assassination researcher
Dr. Jim Fetzer, he details the story of LBJ mistress Madeleine Duncan
The Gonzo Science Files: JFK Assassination: Oswald Doubles/Officer Tippit
In this segment of our interview with JFK assassination researcher Dr. Jim Fetzer, he discusses the alleged Oswald “doubles”.
Distant black hole is 3 billion times bigger than Sun
Astronomers have weighed a supermassive black hole on the edge of the known universe and found that it is three billion times bigger than the Sun
-new zealand harold
National guardman changed his name to a toy
A member of Ohio's 5694th National Guard Unit in Mansfield legally changed his name to a Transformers toy.
Big Mac eater downs 19,000th burger
Don Gorske is already in the Guinness Book of World Records for eating Big Macs -- but it's not about the fame anymore.
Is your dog's bark worth the bite?
If you're wondering why your pooch howls at the moon, growls at the mailman or barks uncontrollably at squirrels, the answer may be only a click away.
Saturday March 22 2003
Raelians Seek Brazilian Hotel To Clone Babies
The Vorilhon, who adopted the name Rael in 1997 and founded the sect which claims to have cloned 5 babies, will visit Brazil on March 22 in hopes of meeting with president Luiz Ignacio Lula da Silva to state his plans.
Iraq oil field fires could be devastating
Iraqi oil wells near the southern city of Basra may have been set alight, according to unconfirmed reports
Sun's Output Increasing in Possible Trend Fueling Global Warming
In what could be the simplest explanation for one component of global warming, a new study shows the Sun's radiation has increased by .05 percent per decade since the late 1970s
Outbreak traced to Chinese visitor
The Hong Kong government acknowledged Thursday that a visitor from the Chinese mainland sparked the epidemic of mystery pneumonia that has swept the world, belying weeks of disavowals by the Chinese government
In Tibet, Climbers Find Rare Antelope Birthing Ground
Four mountaineers traversing the high steppes of northern Tibet have succeeded in their quest to locate the key calving ground of the chiru, a rare Tibetan antelope imperiled by poaching
Passengers on alert over UK killer bug case
PASSENGERS on a flight with a man who doctors fear is the first in the UK with a mystery pneumonia infection were last night urged to watch out for symptoms of the illness.
Two-headed Calf Born in Russia’s Vologda Region(0)
Recently a two-headed calf was born at a farm in Russia’s Vologda region. Unfortunately, farmers failed to save its life
Tiny robot weighs less than half an ounce
A Japanese company has developed a robot that weighs less than half an ounce
Fangs for stroke hope
Vampire bats are doing their bit for humans by helping in the development of a new clot-busting drug for stroke victims. Scientists have discovered that the bat secretes a powerful enzyme when it digs blood-sucking fangs into its victim.
Texas Creates DNA Database To Identify Missing Persons
Texas' new missing persons DNA database is generating a fresh sense of hope for people involved in the search for missing persons, including families worried about a missing loved one, detectives and medical examiners
Genetic Link May Tie Together Pesticides, ADHD, Gulf War Syndrome And Other Disorders
Research at the Salk Institute has identified a gene that may link certain pesticides and chemical weaponry to a number of neurological disorders, including the elusive Gulf War syndrome and attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
Sandbar Movement Secrets Revealed
The mysteries of sandbar movements just yards from shore just got a little easier to understand.
Thursday March 20 2003
Clue may point to cause of illness
Travelers from Osaka, Japan, wear protective masks Wednesday upon arrival at the Baiyun International Airport in Guangzhou...
Very Large Meteorite Fell Down in Siberia
The night was rather dull in the north-east of the Russian Irkutsk region on September 25, 2002. All of a sudden, night turned into day. A very bright glow covered the sky, it was hard to look at it. Those people, who happened to be outside at 2 a.m., saw a ball of fire that was flying very fast across the sky.
from Body Pattern on Urandir Oliveira's Bed Sheet
Biophysicist W. C. Levengood has been examining both normal control and body pattern samples I collected from the cotton and polyester woven bed sheet in Urandir Oliveira's home in February.
Genetic Link May Tie Together Pesticides, ADHD, Gulf War Syndrome And Other Disorders
genetic Link May Tie Together Pesticides, ADHD, Gulf War Syndrome And Other Disorders
La Jolla, Calif. -- Research at the Salk Institute has identified a gene that may link certain pesticides and chemical weaponry to a number of neurological disorders, including the elusive Gulf War syndrome and attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
Revealing Ohio's Buried Treasure
Seventeen centuries ago, North America's Midwest was covered with hundreds of precisely aligned astronomical markers
Moon Mechanics: What Really Makes Our World Go 'Round
A billion years ago, the Moon was much closer to Earth than it will be tonight. Its tighter orbit meant it needed just 20 days to go around us, to make a lunar month
Wednesday March 19 2003
Water 'flows' on Mars
Dark streaks on crater and valley walls may indicate that brackish water currently flows across the surface of Mars.
HK doctors 'identify killer disease'
Scientists in Hong Kong have claimed a key breakthrough against a virulent form of pneumonia which is claiming more victims around the world.
Cameroon bans urine 'health drink'
The Cameroon health minister has deemed it necessary to warn people that drinking urine may not be good for your health
The patient is a 37-year-old Zairian female who lives in a village of Malongo at the headwaters of the Congo River.
Tuesday March 18 2003
Ancient tablet broken in transit
Israeli police receive stone slab with biblical inscription —
then break it
'Lost City' Yielding Its Secrets
Working with new evidence and a trove of re-examined relics, many of them recovered from the basement of a Yale museum here, archaeologists have revised their thinking about the significance of Machu Picchu, the most famous "lost city" of the Incas.
-new york times
Study: Ancient Brits mummified dead too
Ancient Britons started mummifying their dead at around the same time as the ancient Egyptians, according a British archaeologist.
Texas sheriff warns of unidentified troops
Believes armed men in fatigues spotted within country are foreign
Anasazi mystery untangled
Southwest tribes may have scattered rather than vanished.
Spacecraft transforms Mars knowledge
A new view of the geology of the Red Planet is emerging from data gathered by the Mars Odyssey (MO) spacecraft which has been observing the Red Planet for a year.
Monday March 17 2003
Scientists: Mars radiation poses risk
Radiation on Mars is so intense that it could endanger astronauts sent to explore the Red Planet, and it's unlikely that any extraterrestrial life would survive there, NASA scientists said.
Fish out of water land in man's yard
When Kenneth Masterson went outside Thursday morning, he knew something was fishy — and it wasn't wrapped in the newspaper he had gone out to retrieve
Search Over for Argentine Warship Belgrano
National Geographic has ended an expedition to find the General Belgrano, sunk by Britain's Royal Navy during the 1982 Malvinas/Falklands war
Officials race to stop illness’ spread
U.S. health officials on Sunday were analyzing samples from a mysterious respiratory illness described by the World Health Organization as “a worldwide threat.”
Sunday March 16 2003
Experts set to test world's first brain prosthesis
A device that replaces part of the brain is about to be tested.
It is an artificial hippocampus which is a region of neurons that co-ordinates memory storage
Artificial human liver created
Patients with liver failure could be helped by an machine that uses human liver cells to remove poisons from the blood
Friday March 14 2003
Cloned Pig Changes Color
A domestically cloned pig completely changed the color of his coat four months after its birth, a research team of Gyengsang National University said yesterday.
Skeletal remains of unknown creature found at Lumut beach
What seems to be the skeletal remains of a big, unknown creature estimated to be 20 feet long was found washed ashore in Lumut beach yesterday
Scientists develop 'brain chip'
A "brain chip" could be used to replace the "memory centre" in patients affected by strokes, epilepsy or Alzheimer's disease, it has been claimed
Intense droughts blamed for Mayan collapse
The Mayan civilisation of Central America collapsed following a series of intense droughts, suggests the most detailed climatic study to date.
SCOTLAND'S X FILES
Sceptic and author Roddy Martine opens his psychic casebook to reveal a Scotland that most don't even know exists - Supernatural Scotland.
Water 'flows' on Mars
Dark streaks on crater and valley walls may indicate that brackish water currently flows across the surface of Mars.
Revealed: how naval intelligence tested lethal 'plague bombs' off Scotland
IT was early in the morning on June 21, 1952, when the sound of two percussive 'whumps', coming from a small stretch of sea some 20 miles north of the Isle of Lewis heralded the dawn of a new age in British weaponry.
Thursday March 13 2003
UFOs depicted in historic paintings throughout history!
For the majority of the "mainstream" public at large, there is a perception that UFOs are a mere product of pop culture. Therefore they are able to comfortably tuck away the subject as a phenomenon that got it's start in 1938 with the Orson Welles radio broadcast of The War of the Worlds. A historic broadcast that sent the American listening audience into a panic, laterally!
Incredible Shrinking Planet May Become Liquid Lava World
Orbiting very close to a Sun-like star, a huge, searing hot planet has been discovered to be rapidly losing mass. It might eventually be stripped entirely of its gas envelope, leaving behind a liquid core of lava
Ghost Photos? -- Updated
Guy Winters sent in the following ghost photos for Paranormalnews.com readers to enjoy. Check out the collage:
Enigma of a City Hidden Beneath the Surface of Tokyo
Shun Akiba says he has been blacklisted. Akiba is Japanese, and alongside CNN’s Peter Arnett was the only foreign journalist to cover the Gulf War in 1991 from Baghdad. With the imminent arrival of a new war in the region, Akiba should be in great demand, but he isn’t. The reason can be found in his latest book, which is already in its 5th printing.
Oldest Human Footprints Found, Experts Say
Ever since three sets of fossilized footprints on the Roccamonfina volcano in southern Italy were found, nearby residents have known them as Ciampate del Diavolo—the "Devil's Trails."
Tuesday March 11 2003
High Technology in the Bible
There are readers out there who would be surprised or offended with the notion that high-technology was described in the Bible. There are other readers ...
Seven riddles suggest a secret city beneath Tokyo
During the Gulf War in 1991, Shun Akiba was one of only two foreign journalists reporting from Baghdad, along with Peter Arnett of CNN. With such experience and expertise, it would be reasonable to imagine him in great demand right now. Wrong...
-the japan times
The world's oldest eye
THE sparkle in the world's oldest eye belongs to Shirley Gordon, who celebrates 50 years of second sight on Wednesday
HAARP, Chemtrails, and New War Technologies
As we head into a millennium of what appears to be perpetual war, new technologies are unfolding with nightmarish possibilities
More conspiracy about the Pentagon
Conflicting data and conspiracy theory is presented by a multitude of French Web sites pertaining to the 9/11 Pentagon crash
Monday March 10 2003
New views of Jupiter
The first detailed analysis of the images of Jupiter recorded by the cameras aboard the Cassini spacecraft has shed light on its atmosphere, magnetosphere, rings and some of its moons.
Drug-resistant germs on the rise
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Drug-resistant germs are on the rise in the United States and experts predict a sharp jump in the strains of a dangerous form of strep that can overcome two common antibiotics
A physician whose hobby is paleopathology finds that a mastodon's foot bone from the Byron Dig in Genesee County shows evidence of a 'modern' disease - tuberculosis
People in Kecksburg want to resolve what fell from the sky in 1965
KECKSBURG, Pa. -- Dec. 9, 1965. A day that will live in incongruity.
That was the late afternoon when something -- or nothing -- shot from the heavens over this south edge of Westmoreland County and landed -- or didn't -- in a gully a mile outside of town.
Threat of war conjures visions of Armageddon
Then they gathered the kings together to the place that in Hebrew is called Armageddon.
The Gonzo Science Files: JFK Assassination: The Shooters
More of our interview with JFK assassination researcher Dr. Jim Fetzer. In this installment, Dr. Fetzer names some of those who may have been the actual gunmen.
Saturday March 8 2003
Scientist's Record Sun's Plasma Interaction with Comet NEAT
"I believe this is the first time we have observed
a coronal mass ejection (from the sun) apparently interacting with a comet."
Europe opens its deep space link
The European Space Agency's first deep space listening post was opened in Western Australia on Wednesday, providing a crucial communications link to remote parts of the Solar System.
Were Costa Rican Spheres Ancient Receivers?
One of the strangest mysteries in archaeology was discovered in the Diquis Delta of Costa Rica. In the 1930s,..
Authorities Issue Orders to Find and Capture Strange Animal
Judge Mario Dilascio of the Southern Judicial District ordered a docket to be opened in regard to claims regarding the existence of a strange bipedal, humanoid-looking...
Friday March 7 2003
Ancient temple discovered in jungle
A previously unknown temple has been found in the middle of the Cambodian jungle, government officials said yesterday
Excavations to resolve temple row
A court in India yesterday ordered archaeologists to excavate the site of the demolished Ayodhya mosque to determine whether a Hindu temple ever existed there.
Missing organs could link cases
MEADVILLE — A grisly Philadelphia death investigation has police in that city checking on possible similarities with the 1997 slaying in Crawford County of 76-year-old Clara Kenvin.
The Liver Chip
The human liver cells in Linda Griffith’s miniature device behave just as they would in the body, permitting more accurate drug and toxin testing
Seven Newfound Moons of Jupiter Bring Tally to 47
In what is becoming a routine announcement, the tally of Jupiter's known satellites has grown, this time by seven to a grand total of 47
The Joash Inscription remains an antique mystery
A dark gray sandstone tablet, measuring 1 foot by 2 feet, with 15 lines in ancient Hebrew was found some years ago during renovations on Jerusalem's Temple Mount ....
Nursing an "Extinct" Tree Back to Health
In 1994 a bizarre-looking tree previously known only from 120 million-year-old fossil leaves was discovered ....
Wednesday March 5 2003
Mutilated body found in N. Phila. house
The man's lung, heart and liver were missing. Police are unsure whether the organs were taken before or after his death.
-the philadelphia inquirer
Mystery surrounds animal deaths in Edgecombe County
TARBORO, N.C. (AP) - Edgecombe County residents are keeping a close eye on pets and livestock as authorities try to determine why two dozen animals have turned up missing or dead.
Cocoon surrounds 'black widow' star
The Chandra X-ray Observatory has obtained a new view of the mysterious "black widow" pulsar, showing it is surrounded by a cocoon of high-energy particles and shockwaves.
Monday March 3 2003
Crazy killer ant 'invasion'
A CRAZY killer ant that could blind people could angrily march its way across Australia, scientists have warned.
Man Complains Bad Rope Spoiled His Suicide
A Romanian man plans to complain to consumer authorities about the poor quality of a rope he used in a failed attempt to hang himself, Romanian papers reported Thursday
Expedition Sets out to Find Unknown Creature
The "Ucumar", as the citizenry has incorrectly christened it, would be a 2 meter tall biped with a hairy body, large claws and ears, and fierce carnivorous habits
Final Video Shows Calm Shuttle Crew
Ten minutes before Columbia broke up, the crew was going through its landing routine, just beginning to feel the gravitational pull of home.
China sets sights on Moon mission
BEIJING, China (CNN) -- Chinese space scientists, already believed to be preparing for the country's first manned space mission later this year, are setting their sights on the moon