Most people would not want to know about future events, even if they are good.

If you could see the future, would you really want to?That was the topic of this study, which surveyed over 1000 people to find out their feelings about knowing the outcome of future events. Turns out that 85%-90% of people would not want to know about upcoming negative events (such as death and divorce), and 40% to 70% prefer to remain ignorant of positive events (such as the sex of an unborn child). The researchers propose that risk averse people are more likely to want to remain ignorant

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Human Skull Fossils from China Have Surprising Traits

The period about 100,000 years ago was a crucial one for our species — and a time not well represented in the fossil record. A pair of partial human skulls from Central China are helping to fill in some of the mystery, but their blend of archaic and modern Homo sapiens traits, as well as some Neanderthal characteristics, are also raising new questions.

We modern Homo sapiens are, biologically speaking, true new kids on the block. Paleoanthropologists conventionally put the date of our

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Woolly Mammoth DNA Mutations Piled Up Pre-Extinction

The extinct woolly mammoth lives on today as a regal symbol of the last ice age, a poster child for de-extinctionists and an occasional guest on HBO’s Game of Thrones. But new research reveals that when it made its last stand on a remote island, the species was a mess.

Mammuthus primigenius had disappeared from most of Eurasia and North America by about 10,000 years ago, just after the last ice age. The reason for the woolly mammoth’s mainland demise is still debated, but hunting by o

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Pushing the Theoretical Limits of DNA Data Storage

By 2020, the volumes of data that humanity generates may reach 44 trillion gigabytes, according to information technology analyst firm International Data Corporation in Framingham, Massachusetts. That’s equivalent to over 6 towers of 128-gigabyte iPad Airs, each reaching from Earth to the moon.

To make use of all this data, it needs to be stored somewhere, and DNA may be up for the task.

Now, using a new strategy called DNA Fountain, scientists have nearly reached DNA’s theoretical sto

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New CIA Document, Air Force Accused of Withholding Information On UFOs by Carl Jung



New CIA Document, Air Force Accused of Withholding Information On UFOs by Carl Jung

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     Similar to the recent leaks revealing the extent of the NSA surveillance programs, the UFO subject went into the category of unacknowledged and waived Special Access Programs. According to a 1997 U.S. Senate report, these programs are “so sensitive that they are exempt from standard reporting requirements to the Congress.”
By Arjun Walia
www.collective-evolution.com
3-1-17

Former head of the CIA Roscoe Hilenkoetter put it best in 1960 when he told the nation that “behind the scenes, high ranking air force officers are soberly concerned about UFOs. But through official secrecy and ridicule, many citizens are led to believe the unknown flying objects are nonsense.”

[…]

The declassified document comes as part of the batch of thousands that were recently released by the CIA. These documents deal with a number of subjects, ranging from CIA parapsychology experiments to information about UFOs.

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Citizen Science to track weather and climate change

Many scientists rely on “small data” from  volunteers to understand local and global weather patterns and climate change. Collectively, the data are used to calibrate weather instruments on NASA satellites, or by the National Weather Service to refine forecasts or flood warnings.  Below, we highlight five projects turning small data into big impacts.  You can find more projects on SciStarter to do now or bookmark your favorites for later.  Learn more about small-to-

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Citizen Science to track weather and climate change

Many scientists rely on “small data” from  volunteers to understand local and global weather patterns and climate change. Collectively, the data are used to calibrate weather instruments on NASA satellites, or by the National Weather Service to refine forecasts or flood warnings.  Below, we highlight five projects turning small data into big impacts.  You can find more projects on SciStarter to do now or bookmark your favorites for later.  Learn more about small-to-

UFO Sighting in Maumelle, Arkansas on 2017-03-02 05:40:00 – Light observed transversing sky from horizon to horizon.

I take a morning walk from 5am until 6am i was walking in street to the west. observed jupiter at 5:40am 31 deg above horizon and 223 deg sw. looked away for approximately 10 seconds when i looked back there was another object below the planet in a more westerly direction at 259 deg. my location at the time was 35d 20′ 36n, 92d 23′ 28″w at an elevation of 280 feet. i thought “that star wasn’t there before,” as i continued to look at it i could see it was moving. i am a private pilot and see aircraft in my area from 1000 ft. to higher altitudes. this object had no navigational lights. it passed silently over my head at an unknown altitude in a clear dark moonless sky. it made no sound, did not waver in it’s luminosity which approximated the size and intensity of jupiter. it left no observable contrail and passed directly over my head. i watched it move in a straight line from it’s first observed point to 40deg above horizon east. the object never changed its luminosity. total observed time 40 seconds. at that point i continued on my walk to west. do not believe it was an aircraft with landing lights on since in going to the east i would have observed a diminishing light intensity and the fact that there were no pulsating navigational lights or any other lights. no sound either, even the daily jet aircraft at altitude can be heard on the ground and seen with red – green nav lights with flashing strobe. my directions and position are correct since i used my iphone information as i was observing the object and recorded them accurately here.

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UFO Sighting in Malaga, Andalucía on 2012-08-05 00:00:00 – Igual que un planeta o estrella de gran magnitud

Llegamos al lugar llamado barriada zapata de malaga (costa del sol).
eramos yo, mi mujer y una amiga eran las 21 horas o las 22 horas aproximadamente,hacia calor ya que era en el mes de agosto y habria una
temperatura de entre 28 y mas de 30 grados.
era una noche sin viento y un cielo muy claro y estrellado salvo por lo que teniamos a nuestra izq que lo contare mas adelante.
era unos dias antes de la feria de malaga que por aquel entonces empezaba el dia 11 de agosto del 2012 porlo que calculo que tenia que ser el dia 7, no lo recuerdo bien pero seguro que fue antes de la feria.
recuerdo y no podria olvidarlo esa noche tan buena no habia animalesya que no se oian ni los grillos solo el agua del rio guadalorce, ni siquiera una picada a nuestras cañas solo en medio de esa bonita noche se escuchaba el relinchar de un caballo que estaba atado a nuestra derecha y aquel animal solo queria estar junto a nosotros con lo cual no paraba de acercarse a nuestro lado y mi mujer lo espantaba para que nos dejara tranquilos.
ya que a mi me daban miedo los caballos.
a nuestra izquierda a la altura de la copa de un gran eucalipto que alli habia se encontraban tres luces muy grandes como el reflejo de algun planeta pero muy cerca de la tierra tanto que era de una gran magnitud.
eran de un color amarillo (color calido),cuya formacion era triangular con base paralela a nuestro horizonte.Alli estubieron perfectamente entre 1 hora inmoviles y 2.Cuando volvi a mirar esas extrañas luces cambiaron su formacion colocandose en linea vertical a nuestro horizonte, justo al ratillo el que estaba mas alto digamos el numero 3 empezo a moverse cada vez mas rapido y a subir en direccion a casiopea que justo se cruzo con un avion de pasajeros elde enmedio se iva alejando perdiendo magnitud y el 1 que era el que estaba cerca de el horizonte se fue hacia eloeste y desaparecieron.
conozco a un investigador vuestro llamado juan vidal nicolau.
mi nombre es ange luis un saludo.

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