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Knapp's News 4/17/11

Check out some of the items that have recently caught George Knapp's attention, including an article on 'Zohal,' a purported Iranian made flying saucer (pictured), two reports on the CIA, and a revealed FBI memo on animal mutilations.

Plastinated Animals on Display

A new science exhibit, Body Worlds of Animals, opened Friday at the Cologne Zoo in Germany. The bizarre display features a selection of 20 animals that have been turned into statues through plastination.

Huge Asteroid Flyby in November

Amid the announcement of two small asteroids flying by Earth today, April 6, 2011, comes a report that a huge asteroid-- 1,300 ft. in diameter-- will have a close flyby of our planet this November 8th. While the round-shaped asteroid 2005 YU55 won't be a threat to Earth this time around, it will be closely monitored by scientists.

Robotic Hacky Sack

In what could be the coolest display of useless technology, scientists have constructed hovering platforms, called quadrators, that can keep a ball in the air by bouncing it back and forth in a game of robotic hacky sack.

Mercury Color Images

The first color images of Mercury are coming in via NASA's Messenger spacecraft, which is in orbit of the heavily cratered planet. The different colors indicate different chemical compositions on the surface.

Spectacular Plasma Tentacle

NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory recorded a spectacular plasma tentacle, known as a solar prominence, as it erupted into space on March 19.

Knapp's News 3/20/11

A number of items have recently caught George Knapp's attention including an update on the Phoenix Lights, an article about what is beyond the visible universe, and a report on higher food prices.

'Supermoon' Rising

PhotoBlog on MSNBC.com has posted several photos of Saturday night's "supermoon," so called because it's the closest to Earth in more than 18 years, and appears larger and brighter than usual.

Iran Unveils Flying Saucer

Iran has unveiled an unmanned flying saucer, according to the Fars news agency. Dubbed the Zohal (Saturn), the vertical flyer is designed for aerial imaging and other missions.

Baby Born with External Heart

Xin Xin, a two-month-old baby in China, was born with an extremely rare condition where his heart is growing on the outside of his body

The 'Eye of Sauron'

This composite image, created by combining data from several different telescopes, shows the center of spiral galaxy NGC 4151, dubbed the "Eye of Sauron" by astronomers for its likeness to the malevolent ever-watching eye in J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings.

Video: Solar Eruption

A time lapse video documents a dramatic solar eruption that took place two weeks ago. The solar prominence was so large that the entire Earth would fit under the wave of exploding gas.

Swirling Sky

Photographer Anton Jankovoy spent several months camping at the foot of the Himalayas in order to capture this amazing image of swirling star trails over Mount Everest.

John DeSalvo Photos

John DeSalvo sent us some images to accompany his presentation. In the first picture, a Himalayan crystal skull is shown separately, and then positioned inside in a Scanning Electron Microscope. Second image: a copy of a page from the Book of Enoch.

The Manpacitor

Joshua P. Warren sends us this pic of him testing a subject in his lab's "Manpacitor" prototype. It's used to charge a person with electricity to enhance experiencing tulpas like Santa Claus.

Knapp's News 2/20/11

Check out some of the items that have recently caught George Knapp's attention, including articles on the development of an anti-laser (pictured), a review of John Alexander's book on UFOs, and a timeline animation of the ISS.

The Race is On

Nearly 30 ambitious teams have signed on to participate in the Google Lunar X Prize, which could see a veritable armada of craft en route to the moon's surface over the next few years.

Huge Solar Flare

The sun released a huge X-class flare on Monday night, the largest in six years. The coronal mass ejections aren't expected to cause damage but could lead to widespread auroras.

New Comet Images

NASA has released a set of images from its Stardust-NExT mission, which had a close flyby of comet Tempel 1 on Feb. 14th.

A Simulated Space Success

After an eight month 'flight,' the Mars 500 project has 'arrived' on the Red Planet. Aimed at simulating an entire journey to and from Mars...

Mind-Controlled Bionic Arm

Scientists have developed a thought-controlled prosthetic arm that works by rewiring the nerves from an amputee's arm to muscles in his chest.

New Exoplanet Discoveries

The Kepler spacecraft, launched in 2009, may have discovered as many as 1,200 new exoplanets, scientists announced today. They also shared details of a newfound planetary system with six worlds.

Best of Listeners' Images-- 2004

We've dug through the vaults of the old Coast to Coast AM website, and now happily present to you the best of our listener submitted images from 2004. View the gallery of 100 photos.

Knapp's News 1/16/11

Check out some of the items that have recently caught George Knapp's attention, including a paper by Jacques Vallee, an interactive UFO map, and a report of a 'Dogman' sighting.

Zodiac Sign Changes?

Minnesota astronomy professor Parke Kunkle set the internet abuzz this week after suggesting the astrological calendar is all wrong -- off by about a month.

Smallest Yet Exoplanet

Pictured is an artist's concept of Kepler-10b, a newly discovered rocky planet that is the closest size to Earth of the all exoplanets yet found.

Meteoric Miss

Astronomer Mark Thompson may have been slightly embarrassed after missing a meteor during the live broadcast of the BBC's Stargazing Live series.

Water-Powered Jet Pack

A futuristic water-powered jet pack was unveiled at the recent London International Boat Show.

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