A 2,100 year-old object known as the Antikythera Mechanism may have acted as a kind of computer/calendar for the Olympic games, scientists recently reported.Found in a Roman shipwreck in 1901, the device underwent X-ray tomography which revealed a 3D view of its gears. More at BBC News and Scientific American.
A stone, up until recently kept in an English garden, may contain the fossilized head of a fish dating back 80 million years. While its authenticity has not yet been verified, experts plan to scan its internal structure. More at National Geographic News.
A woman and her mother, picking berries in Ontario, Canada last week, encountered an unknown 8-ft tall creature. Later, they returned to the site and found a large footprint with six toes. More at the Winnipeg Sun.
Cutting across faiths and food groups, religious imagery of a "miraculous" nature has increasingly found its way into the news and onto Ebay. Fox News takes a look at the top ten accidental icons, including the "Nun Bun" and "Potato Salad Jesus."
Scientists have unraveled the mystery behind one of nature's most dazzling displays -- the northern lights. Using data gathered from five satellites called THEMIS (Time History of Events and Macroscale Interactions), researchers believe these auroral flare-ups are triggered by a process called magnetic reconnection, in which stressed magnetic field lines suddenly snap to a new shape, like a rubber band that's been stretched too far. View video and read more at Yahoo! News.
Former Apollo 14 astronaut Edgar Mitchell has made worldwide news, claiming that UFOs are real and that visitations by ETs have been covered up for the last sixty years. More on this story here.
Filming from over 30 million miles away, the NASA probe Deep Impact captured this rare view of the moon orbiting in front of the Earth. The New York Times has more on the story, including video of the event .
Lon Milo DuQuette, pictured in his video Enochian Vision, sent us some material to accompany his presentation. Click here to view.
Belgian architect Vincent Callebaut has proposed an amphibious environment called the 'Lilypad,' a half-aquatic, half-terrestrial city that could house 50,000 people. He believes such a structure could be the answer to human displacement that may occur due to global warming. More at CNN International.
The binary suns, Zeta 1 and Zeta 2 of the constellation Reticulum, located around 39 light years from us, have long been rumored to contain planets housing ETs who've visited Earth. Pictured is the Betty Hill Star Map, which in Marjorie Fish's analysis indicated Zeta Reticuli as the aliens' home. For more on this star system, see this Wikipedia entry.
In a live studio appearance during Tuesday's first hour, Jolene Blalock (pictured) spoke about her experiences playing Vulcan sub-commander T'Pol on Star Trek Enterprise. Though she spends two hours a day getting into make-up for her role, she said it's a great working environment and she loves the challenge of playing a female Vulcan. However, now "the mood on set is gloomy," Blalock revealed, because of the show's recent cancellation. Some of the staff and crew have been with the franchise for as long as 25 years, she added. An advocate for space exploration, Blalock declared "if we don't get off this planet, we'll self-destruct." Check out this QuickTime movie based on images from her character page.
Last month in Castejon, Spain people took sledgehammers to old cars and household appliances. The practice known as "destruction therapy," was created by three entrepreneurs who believe such aggressive sessions allow people to safely release pent-up rage. More at Fox News.
A pair of conjoined barn swallows, discovered after falling from their nest on Thursday, July 17th, will be sent to the Smithsonian Institute for further examination. If confirmed, the unusual duo could prove to be an incredibly rare find. "I can't even say it's one in a million it's probably more than that," said ornithologist Karen Rowe. "There's just very little to no records of such a thing." Read the full story.
NASA's Deep Impact space probe has captured video footage of the Moon passing in front of the Earth as seen from a distance of 31 million miles away. Scientists are using the video to learn what to look for in their search for alien worlds around other stars. More at FOXNews.com.
Scientists have traced the origins of speech back to 400 million years ago, with the development of grunting by certain fish. Check out BBC News for video and more info.
First hour guest, Dr. Roger Leir discussed his latest implant removal surgery, which he conducted on a retired military intelligence officer. A metallic object was removed from the back of his leg-- the specimen was noteworthy because it showed biological tissue growing from inside a metal matrix (see an analysis report). Dr. Leir will next be speaking at the Central Coast Science-UFO Symposium in August.
New images show astonishing details of Mars. Captured by the ESA's Mars Express Probe, the photos reveal networks of valleys, plains and cliffs-- areas that were once shaped by fast flowing water. To view the photos and further details, visit Daily Mail. First half-hour guest Richard C. Hoagland commented on the images, noting they show massive water erosion across thousands of square miles. The geologic features of Mars' southern hemisphere may be just 65 million years old, formed around the time of the extinction of the dinosaurs on Earth, he said.
First hour guest, UFO investigatorChuck Zukowski discussed the 'Roswell Rock Circle,' an artifact found in 2004, which has unusual magnetic properties (see video). The image on the rock mirrors the design of a 1996 crop circle. Click here to view more photos, and here to read a report from the Roswell Daily Record.
Below are excerpts from last week's one hour + Q & A with the always controversial John Lear, our special guest in Streamlink's Live Chat. Members can read/print the full transcript. VoidPointer John, what anti-gravity drive systems are being tested, and where might we see them? John Lear Lear, Inc. my father's company was a major contractor to gravity shielding in 1952. We had anti-grav all figured out in 1956. I imagine that it is pretty far advanced by now. GoRla Is our solar system inhabited by human beings? John Lear Every single planet is inhabited by folks just like us-- the only difference being is that we are the only ones that wake up in the morning looking for somebody to kill. sunnyglow Have you seen a UFO or have you ever had a missing time episode? John Lear I have seen a UFO on several occasions. Once from a Lear Jet, once with Bob Lazar and once from an L-1011. No missing time. OnionClou
The ancient stone tablet known as Gabriel's Vision of Revelations is thought to pre-date Jesus. It features an inscription that quotes the Archangel Gabriel. One of the two highest ranking angels in Judeo-Christian and Islamic religious tradition, Gabriel is said to be the angel of "annunciation, resurrection, mercy, vengeance, death and revelation," according to A Dictionary of Angels. The above depiction of Gabriel (click on image for larger) is a detail from Da Vinci's The Annunciation.
A ghost hunting group in Britain captured this remarkable image that they claim is of the spirit of an English Civil War soldier from the 1600's. The Telegraph has more on the story, including a larger view of the picture.
Jupiter's Little Red Spot (LRS) was destroyed earlier this week as it tried to squeeze between the planet's Great Red Spot and Oval BA (view animation). Read more at skyandtelescope.com.
Jessica Lafreniere of Antrim, New Hampsire miraculously suffered only slight injuries after a lightning strike apparently went through her foot and exited through her nose ring. "Light came in and hit her, and the bottom of her feet lit up red," Jessica's mother Danielle Taylor told reporters. Video story at Breitbart.tv.
Ken Hanson sent us a biblical illustration by the 19th century French artist Gustave Doré.
The Rev. Ian Punnett took his vows to the Holy Order of the Diaconate at 7pm on Tuesday July 8, 2008 at the Episcopal Cathedral of St. Mark in Minneapolis. He will serve at the discretion of the Episcopal bishop. Our heartiest congratulations to the new Deacon Punnett! Click here to view additional photos.
A cemetery worker in Tennessee recently uncovered the image of a human face in a log after sawing it in half. View a larger photo and further details at Ananova.
Appearing briefly at the start of the show, remote viewer Maj. Ed Dames gave an update on the search for Steve Fossett, and provided us with a map of where he believes his plane wreckage can be located.
A comet that exploded over Canada around 12,900 years ago may have rained down diamonds and other precious metals, according to a new analysis. Some of these metals could have been carried into the U.S. through melted glacier water. Pictured is a diamond found in Indiana (credit: Ken Tankersley). For more, visit LiveScience.
A stone tablet, said to be from the first century B.C., contains prophecies about a Jewish messiah who would rise from the dead. The artifact, which has missing text, is stirring up questions and controversy. For more, check out Alan Boyle's Cosmic Log.