The Doomsday Clock has been set one minute further away from midnight. The symbolic clock, managed by the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, is now at 6 minutes to midnight. Scientists cited a more "hopeful state of world affairs," in making the change.
Check out some of the links that have recently caught George Knapp's attention, including a gallery of some of the best Hubble images (planetary nebula IC 4593 is pictured), and a video of a remote controlled SR-71 Blackbird...
Check out some stories and links that George Knapp referenced during Sunday's show...
Hundreds of robots gathered at the 2009 International Robot Exhibition in Tokyo, including a table-tennis-playing robot called Topio...
Dramatic security video released on Friday captures the miraculous survival of a six-month-old boy, whose stroller rolled onto the tracks at an Australian railway station and was struck by an oncoming train. The child, who was strapped into the stroller at the time, was dragged beneath the front car for almost 100 feet before the train could be brought to a stop. Remarkably, the boy received only minor injuries, including a bump to the side of his head. Video at the Herald Sun.
A previously unseen section from the world's oldest Bible, the Codex Sinaiticus, has been discovered in St. Catherine's Monastery in Egypt. British-based academic Nikolas Sarris found the fragment, believed to be the beginning of Joshua, underneath the binding of an 18th-century book while searching through photographs of manuscripts. Father Justin, the monastery's librarian, said they would use scanners to find out how much of the fragment is under the newer book binding. More at The Independent.
An investigation by the Dutch national museum has revealed that one of its prized possessions, a rock supposedly brought back from the moon, is nothing more than a lump of petrified wood...
Thanks to cutting edge technology Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa is now able to speak and interact with visitors at Beijing's Planning Exhibition Hall. The multimedia exhibition also gives voice to the Last Supper and other masterpieces. In related news, a mechanical lion invented by da Vinci to entertain the King of France has been brought back to life. Video reports at BBC News.
A number of articles have caught George Knapp's attention in the last week or so, including stories about the mysterious Arctic blob, a unique crop circle in Wiltshire, and a new technology...
14-year-old Gerrit Blank of Essen, Germany, was struck by a meteorite travelling at 30,000 mph. The pea-sized space rock grazed the teenager's hand then hit the ground.
A new study in connectedness has revealed that it truly is a small world. So small, in fact, that less than 10% of Earth's land areas require more than 2 days of travel time to reach a major city.
Thousands of protesters turned out for the nationwide 'Tax Day Tea Party.' Some 760 events were held across the country to express displeasure with the tax process and government spending.
Ever wondered what a trillion dollars looks like? Starting with a $100 bill, PageTutor.com creates a graphical look at various amounts. Pictured is a figure standing next to a 'measly' million (100 packets of $10,000), which could fit into a grocery bag.
Stephen Wagner of About.com: Paranormal Phenomena presents a round-up of the top paranormal events of 2008, including ghosts, Bigfoot, Earth mysteries, psychic activity, and strange creatures (the 'Creepy Gnome' of Argentina is pictured).
First hour guest, trends analyst Gerald Celente offered commentary on the economy. We'll start to see the "Great Collapse of '09" beginning in February when a lot of retailers will go belly-up, he said. Further, he warned there could be a run on banks in the U.S., in which the government will declare a "bank holiday," limiting how much money a person could take out of their accounts.
Alex Jones' website Prison Planet.com, features a special page titled Bilderberg Meeting 2006. It contains video clips (such as one of Jones' bullhorning the Bilderberg Group), audio, photographs and articles by Jones and Paul Joseph Watson.