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Footage of the Earth “Breathing”

Brian Nuttall filmed what appears to be the earth “breathing” at Apple River in Nova Scotia.

It has created quite a stir in social media circles, but Nuttall believes the explanation is simple.

“I believe the larger trees are doomed to blow down but are currently spared, the smaller trees around them help hold each other up, as the wind pushes the trees into one another,” he said.

“The punishing prevailing winds have taken their toll on the side hill, the roots have loosened and the mossy ground from the once shaded forest floor are giving way, soon to be toppled over.”

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American Ultra, Men In Black, and Hollywood desensitizing propaganda


I must preface this article with the fact I haven’t yet seen American Ultra. I’m sure I will at some point, but I’m in no hurry. I think I get the gist.

So in American Ultra Jesse Eisenberg’s stoner lead character is unknowingly a sleeper agent and the CIA-like agency that created him decides they want to kill him off. I saw it described on a forum as The Bourne Identity on weed, and that’s kind of what I expected judging by the trailer. Sprinkle a bit of love interest in with Kristen Stewart’s character and we have the recipe for a typical lacklustre Hollywood action comedy.

It isn’t the mediocre nature of the plot that worries me here. It is the clear correlation of the themes and plot with the true accounts of the CIA mind control program MK Ultra. Even in so much as the title, which is a clear reference.… Read the rest

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Shroud of Turin’s DNA traced to India and plants found ‘all over Earth,’ new study says

Hazel Torres via Christian Today:

The revered Shroud of Turin, which some Christians believe is the burial cloth of Jesus Christ, may have come from India and transported to its current home in Turin, Italy, a group of Italian researchers said.

In a study published in RealClearScience.com, the researchers said the 14-foot-long garment contains DNA from plants found “all over Earth.”

“Here we report the main findings from the analysis of genomic DNA extracted from dust particles vacuumed from parts of the body image and the lateral edge used for radiocarbon dating,” said Dr. Gianni Barcaccia, a plant genetics and genomics professor at the University of Padova in Italy, in a paper he co-authored with his colleagues.

The researchers said they sequenced the DNA of pollen and dust found on the shroud and discovered several plant groups native to the Mediterranean.

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Did a parallel universe open up? Hundreds see ‘floating city’ filmed in skies above China

I doubt this is a portal to a parallel universe, but it’s a cool image.

Jon Austin via Sunday Express:

CHINESE TV news reports have told how thousands of residents in TWO areas reported separately seeing a huge city form in the skies.

Onlookers, some who are said to have videoed the bizarre event, were said to be mesmerised  as a towering city of sky scrapers appeared from the clouds.

First thousands reportedly saw a ghostly alien city floating over Foshan in the Guangdong province of China.

A few days later people in the province of Jiangxi, China, also reported seeing a similar cloud city.

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Astronomers have spotted a strange objects whirling around a distant star

Spiral Galaxy Opens Mysterious 'Arms' (Redux: NASA, Chandra, 7/28/09)

Some scientists suspect it could be extraterrestrials. (Wishful thinking?)

Ross Andersen via The Atlantic:

Astronomers have spotted a strange mess of objects whirling around a distant star. Scientists who search for extraterrestrial civilizations are scrambling to get a closer look.

In the Northern hemisphere’s sky, hovering above the Milky Way, there are two constellations—Cygnus the swan, her wings outstretched in full flight, and Lyra, the harp that accompanied poetry in ancient Greece, from which we take our word “lyric.”

Between these constellations sits an unusual star, invisible to the naked eye, but visible to the Kepler Space Telescope, which stared at it for more than four years, beginning in 2009.

“We’d never seen anything like this star,” says Tabetha Boyajian, a postdoc at Yale. “It was really weird. We thought it might be bad data or movement on the spacecraft, but everything checked out.”Kepler was looking for tiny dips in the light emitted by this star.
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Perfectly accurate clocks turn out to be impossible

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Faculty of Physics University of Warsaw via EurekAlert:

Can the passage of time be measured precisely, always and everywhere? The answer will upset many watchmakers. A team of physicists from the universities of Warsaw and Nottingham have just shown that when we are dealing with very large accelerations, no clock will actually be able to show the real passage of time, known as “proper time”.

The ideal clock is merely a convenient fiction, as theorists from the University of Warsaw (UW) and University of Nottingham (UN) have shown. In a study published in the journal Classical and Quantum Gravity they demonstrate that in systems moving with enormous accelerations, building a clock that would precisely measure the passage of time is impossible for fundamental reasons.

“In both theories of relativity, special and general, it is tacitly assumed that it is always possible to construct an ideal clock – one that will accurately measure the time elapsed in the system, regardless of whether the system is at rest, moving at a uniform speed, or accelerating.

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‘This Goes All the Way to the Queen’: The Puzzle Book that Drove England to Madness


Jess Zimmerman via Hazlitt:

There were more and more signs every time Ron Fletcher went to Rodborough Common. First, he found empty bottles of Haigh whiskey under a hawthorn bush—Haigh, like Haigha, the name of the March Hare in Lewis Carroll. Hare. There were more in the trash bin, along with bottles of Idris lemonade—when he took them away, they replenished themselves as if by magic. Of course, someone could be a heavy drinker of whiskey and lemonade, but everyone knows Idris is an ogre in Welsh mythology, and he plays a harp, and the trash bin was near a bench dedicated to one Fred Harper. It all connected. Ron found nothing in the hole in the tree with the blue ribbon—a blue ribbon just like the one on the Penny-Pockets Lady’s apron in the book—but on the bench he found a letter. It seemed to be a love letter from a man to another man, but that was only a front.

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Missing 24-year-old found alive and well 30 years after man confessed to her murder

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Well this is bizarre.

Louise Kelly via Independent:

A 24-year-old woman who went missing from her home in 1984, sparking a 31-year-long murder mystery, has been found alive and well.

Computer science student Petra Pazsitka vanished without a trace from her home in Germany three decades ago and was officially declared dead in 1989.

Her disappearance led to an extensive investigation, with nationwide appeals, searches and video reconstructions of her last known actions.

It is understood she left her student flat in Braunschweig and went to the shop and the dentist.

Friends claimed she then boarded a bus with the intention of going to visit her parents – but never arrived at their home.

A man who had previously been convicted for the rape and murder of a 14-year-old girl in the area confessed to Petra’s murder.

However, he later retracted his confession and Petra’s body was never found.

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