A Pox No More

It is one of my earliest childhood memories: I am three years old and standing by a bathtub, furiously scratching the itchy lesions just recently slimed with fluorescent pink calamine lotion in a vain attempt to alleviate the misery of chickenpox. Thanks to a wildly successful vaccine that has now vanquished what was once a […]

Military Drone Mothership May Get Giant Claw

Anyone with a fear of flying robots and giant claws may not want to hear what the maker of the U.S. military’s Predator drone has planned for the future. The military contractor General Atomics is working on transforming a huge cargo aircraft into a drone mothership that uses a mechanical arm to grab returning drones in midair. The drone mothership […]

UFO Sighting in Sainte-Marthe-sur-le-Lac, Quebec on 2015-08-20 20:30:00 – 3 ã  5 orbs: ovale sphã©rique de couleur blanc / jaune orange lumineux.

Vers le 20 aoã»t 2015 ã  sainte-marthe-sur-le-lac, dehors avec mes 2 enfants, 3 de leurs amis, une voisine et mon ami. mon ami a attirã© notre attention sur des flash ã©toilã© orangã©, sã»rement colorã© par les couleurs du couchã© soleil, mais c’est brillantes ã©toiles se sont mis ã  apparaã®tre et disparaã®tre (du bas vers le […]

UFO Sighting in Saint Petersburg, Florida on 2016-09-30 22:15:00 – Observed north to south over st. petersburg, fl; a large boomerang shape, no lights, no sounds

1. with neighbor, walking dog, down our street. 2. movement 3. did not know; exclaimed:”what is that? what is that? 4. it was very dark, boomerang shaped, definitely mechanical, yet emitted no sound or light, completely silent. i was looking down the sidewalk facing west when i looked up and saw it. it glided swiftly […]

Rosetta: March 2, 2004 – September 30, 2016

On this cold boulder-strewn surface lies Rosetta. The European spacecraft launched 12.5 years ago, into a life filled with exploration. Most of that time was spent traveling to her destination, Comet 67P/ Churyumov-Gerasimenko, where Rosetta has since perished. She arrived at that target on August 6, 2014, and spent 786 days exploring the comet’s long-hidden […]

UFO Sighting in Sainte-Marthe-sur-le-Lac, Quebec on 2016-08-19 00:00:00 – Objets en forme de 2 sphã¨res collã©es, arriã¨re grosse ã  l’avant plus petite, gris taupe.

Le 19 aoã»t 2016, j’ã©tais sainte-marthe-sur-le-lac ã  la maison, sur mon perron profitant du beau coucher de soleil avec mes outils de dessin. j’ai levã© les yeux vers le ciel et j’ai aperã§ue deux grosses tã¢che noir dans le ciel (environs 250-150m) du sol ce dirigeant vers nord/ouste au dessus de la 640 ouest (45*32′ […]

There’s a New Record for the Deepest Underwater Cave

A cave in the Czech Republic has just been crowned the world’s deepest underwater cave. On Sept. 27, a Remotely Operated Underwater Vehicle (ROV) reached the bottom of Hranická Propast, at a depth of 1,325 feet. The team piloting the ROV was led by Polish diver Krzysztof Starnawski, who has been exploring the cave and attempting to hit […]

Open Data and CFS/ME – A PACE Odyssey Part 1

Writing in STAT last week, Julie Rehmeyer discussed the release of raw data from the PACE study, a clinical trial which has long been controversial amongst the very population it studied: people with chronic fatigue syndrome/myalgic encephalomyelitis (CFS/ME). Rehmeyer, a CFS/ME patient herself, reports: Under court order, the [PACE] study’s authors for the first time […]

Protect Your Local Watershed: Become a Streamkeeper!

By: Nohra Murad and Jenny Cutraro Maintaining clean waterways: it’s a challenge confronted at the local level by communities across the globe. Stormwater runoff, trash, even sewage overflow, often contaminate urban waterways, degrading wildlife habitat, reducing opportunities for recreation, and placing drinking water supplies at risk. To confront this challenge, citizen scientists across the country […]

Protect Your Local Watershed: Become a Streamkeeper!

By: Nohra Murad and Jenny Cutraro Maintaining clean waterways: it’s a challenge confronted at the local level by communities across the globe. Stormwater runoff, trash, even sewage overflow, often contaminate urban waterways, degrading wildlife habitat, reducing opportunities for recreation, and placing drinking water supplies at risk. To confront this challenge, citizen scientists across the country […]