Five ninth-grade girls from Denmark recently conducted a simple science experiment at their local school; it’s premise? To test the effects of cell phone radiation on humans. Unfortunately, the school did not have the sensitive equipment necessary for such an undertaking, which left the girls to test their hypotheses on plants instead. According to a recent article,
The students placed six trays filled with Lepidium sativum, a type of garden cress into a room without radiation, and six trays of the seeds into another room next to two routers that according to the girls calculations, emitted about the same type of radiation as an ordinary cellphone.
Over the next 12 days, the girls observed, measured, weighed and photographed their results. Although by the end of the experiment the results were blatantly obvious — the cress seeds placed near the router had not grown. Many of them were completely dead. While the cress seeds planted in the other room, away from the routers, thrived.
The experiment earned the girls top honors in a regional science competition and the interest of scientists around the world. (Love, 2014)
The results of this simple science project raises some serious concerns about the health-risks associated with a technology that has grown to pervade nearly every aspect of human life…
Boston researchers have successfully identified a method of regenerating ocular/corneal cells and restoring lost vision utilizing controversial stem cell therapy. According to a recent press release,”This work, a collaboration between the Massachusetts Eye and Ear/Schepens Eye Research Institute (Mass. Eye and Ear), Boston Children’s Hospital, Brigham and Women’s Hospital and the VA Boston Healthcare System, provides promise to burn victims, victims of chemical injury and others with damaging eye diseases.” (Leach, 2014)
“This work, a collaboration between the Massachusetts Eye and Ear/Schepens Eye Research Institute (Mass. Eye and Ear), Boston Children’s Hospital, Brigham and Women’s Hospital and the VA Boston Healthcare System, provides promise to burn victims, victims of chemical injury and others with damaging eye diseases.” (Leach, 2014)
Additionally, the occasion marks the first known example of a stem cell procedure using cells derived from an adult subject, possibly eliminating one of the most controversial points of stem cell research: the use of embryonic/fetal stem cells. These revolutionary transplants are not without risk, however… Hit the break to learn more!
A video has recently surfaced on the Web which purports to show live footage of an unidentified object passing close-by the International Space Station. This object is cylindrical/hexagonal in appearance and appears to narrowly miss the orbiting platform. This footage is currently questionable at best, as it appears to be extremely hard to find in the NASA archives. There is another possibility hat is at least as disconcerting as a UFO, however… Hit the break to learn more!
Last week I got contacted by the grand-niece of the late MUFON director Henry McKay, its very first, to be precise. After McKay’s passing his hundreds of videos were passed down to his grand-niece, who (wisely) decided to share it with the world through yours truly, it’s a big honor, I’m not gonna lie to you; It’s like winning an Oscar. Except without the red carpet nor the statue. Nor the TV coverage. Ok, it’s nothing like winning an Oscar, but still great. Hit the break to read more and enjoy 36 minutes of awesomeness!
Holy flesh-eating Morlocks, Batman! A scientific team headed by Steven Jacobsen of Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois recently discovered a body of water 3 times the volume and size of all the Earth’s oceans combined deep within the Earth’s core. Scientists have expressed deep concern over this new find, stating that if this body of water were to ever actually rise up out the “transition zone”, it would completely engulf the major landmasses and human population centers of the planet. But that’s not what sprang instantly to this author’s mind; those of you familiar with the tale “Journey to the Center of the Earth” , (Verne, 1864) may be entertaining the same ideas…
You’ve all seen them… On every business, home, and public place… Silent, watching, waiting, furtively planning your destruction… Your power meter! Ok, well maybe not all that, but there definitely is cause for concern (maybe). According to Josh Del Sol, director of Take Back Your Power (2014), new “smart” technology is just one more way for ‘”Big Brother” to keep a watchful eye on you. They postulate that, under the cover media hype and popular buzzwords such as “green technology” and “ecomonitoring”, the government’s goal is to keep tabs on your every move, inside and outside your home.
Hit the break to learn more about this latest invasion of your privacy!
Yet another giant hunk of space-rock was recently discovered by NASA’s Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) spacecraft. According to research the deadly asteroid, nicknamed “The Beast” will pass within 0.0083 AU of the Earth, or about 771533.2 miles. While this may not seem like a “close call”, in astronomical terms it is a very near miss. adding to the ominous nature of the asteriod is the fact that is has been declared a “potentially hazardous object”, the first since 2011, and that particular threat was actually smaller than The Beast. But that’s not what has this author totally freaked; hit the break to learn more!
So for those who have been following Paranoid News from the beginning, I am sure you remember the Star Child skull; An infant-sized skull with amazing and uncanny properties that apparently is not human. But I am here to tell you that the Star Child skull is not the only one around. Weird elongated skulls (not to be confused with these fake but really cool ones made out of crystal) have been found all around the world. Most scientists agree that this might be attributed to the ancient practice of cradle-boarding, which consists in strapping infants into cradleboards to deform and/or elongate their soft, little heads. Who knew being a sausage head was so popular in the old days?
These ones from Peru have been tested and the DNA results show that they are not human! Alien perhaps? Hit the break to learn more about these incredible skulls and the DNA findings that make them so incredible!