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Mysteries of Cannibalism

September 27th, 2013 § in Bizarre

The beginnings of cannibalism is shrouded in the mists of time and more than likely we will never find out it’s origins nor understand why some species, including humans, eat their own kind. Many anthropologists speculate that cannibalism began in the very earliest beginnin[...]

Men In Black Mysteries

September 23rd, 2013 § in Mystery

For most of the twentieth century, people have reported encounters with beings that have become known as the Men in Black. Unlike the characters played by Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones in the hit movies of the same name, these Men in Black do not appear to be of human origins. M[...]

Tasmanian Tiger

August 27th, 2013 § in Legends

One of the great tragedies of the twentieth century was the extinction of the Tasmanian Tiger, the largest carnivorous marsupial to have lived in the modern world. Bad enough that this rare beast, found only on the Australian mainland, New Guinea and Tasmania is gone but that its[...]

Do Ghosts Only Haunt Houses?

August 20th, 2013 § in Ghosts

It’s believed that ghosts only haunt houses and cemeteries, but that wasn’t the case in South Korea. In 2005, an unnamed woman boarded a flight from Sydney, Australia to Incheon, South Korea. It seems that she chose this airplane for her final resting place. After the[...]

The unexplained disappearance of Frederick Valentich

June 20th, 2013 § in UFO

given the vast expanse of universe around us, alien life is likely, those same people are hard pressed to entertain the thought of aliens actually hopping in their intergalactic craft and hovering down to earth for a friendly (or not so friendly) visit. Alien encounters are hard [...]

Astronomers chart asteroid threat

June 12th, 2012 § in Universe

A team of astronomers has stepped up a project which one day could help to preserve the Earth from annihilation. The team from Queen’s University in Belfast is monitoring asteroids in space to see if they are on a collision course with our planet. Their crucial data will be[...]

‘Hobbit’ joins human family tree

June 10th, 2012 § in History

Scientists have discovered a new and tiny species of human that lived in Indonesia at the same time our own ancestors were colonising the world. The 1m-tall (3ft) species – dubbed the “Hobbit” – lived on Flores Island until at least 12,000 years ago. The f[...]

Scientists Grow Square Bacteria In Lab

May 25th, 2012 § in Science

Salt-loving microbe will help study of life in extreme environments. Carina Dennis If bacteria grew on Jupiter or Ganymede, would they look like this?© Mike Dyall-Smith An unusual, square bacterium that has eluded scientists since its discovery almost 25 years ago has been grown[...]