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Gerry Rafferty Dies Aged 63

Gerry Rafferty Dies Aged 63

He was a Humblebum with Billy Connolly, did almost as much for Baker Street as Sherlock Holmes and had a hit that Quentin Tarantino made a movie star. But yesterday, after a colourful career – and life – Scottish musician Gerry Rafferty died at the age of 63. He had battled a drink problem and had been admitted to hospital […]

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Xenicibis – The Flightless Jousting Bird

Xenicibis – The Flightless Jousting Bird

A prehistoric flightless bird fought medieval-style bouts with wings designed as bone-crunching flails, research has shown. Like mace-wielding knights, Xenicibis rivals swung at each other with thick, curved wing bones not seen in any other bird. Although some birds are known to defend themselves with their wings, only Xenicibis used its hands – hinged at the wrist joint – as […]

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Scottsdale’s UFO Conference

Scottsdale’s UFO Conference

Illustration by Mirelle Inglefield Little green men – and a lot of money – are coming to Scottsdale, thanks to the nation’s largest UFO conference. It still smarts, that newspaper cartoon with a spaceship flying in one of Frances Barwood’s ears and out the other. “It’s like they were saying it was empty inside,” says the former Phoenix City Councilwoman, […]

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Supernova Discovered by 10-Year-Old

Supernova Discovered by 10-Year-Old

Image: Supernova SN 2012lt (Dave Lane/RASC) Age is no barrier when it comes to supernova hunting, as 10-year-old Kathryn Gray has just proven. The Canadian schoolgirl was scanning through astronomical images on Jan. 2 when she made the record-breaking find. According to the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada, Kathryn is the the youngest ever discoverer of a supernova.The supernova was […]

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Unexplained UFO Mystery: Salem's Flying Triangle

Unexplained UFO Mystery: Salem's Flying Triangle

The Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird Our UFO sighting was in 1988, here in Salem, Oregon. In pursuit of an explanation for it, I formed the theory that having an open mind is the first prerequisite.Thousands of people have witnessed Unidentified Flying Objects and other so-called paranormal phenomenon, but the tendency is to rationalize these observations because it disrupts a simple concept […]

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Wanted: Paranormal investigators

Wanted: Paranormal investigators

A Wiltshire-based organisation that investigates reports of paranormal activities across the county is looking to recruit new members. Wiltshire Phenomena Research (WPR) has been investigating UFO sightings, “out-of-place animals”, odd occurrences and “supposed hauntings” since 2005. Hayley Stevens, the organisation's 23-year-old co-founder, said being involved was like taking part in a TV show. “It's Scooby Doo meets Jonathan Creek – […]

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2010 predictions from 1989

2010 predictions from 1989

Photo: Popperfoto/Getty Images By Roland Gribben I don't know whether anyone else has ever prayed that the Duchess of York could be exiled to the Moon – but I'm fairly sure I'm the only person who's done so for purely professional reasons. In 1989, The Daily Telegraph asked a group of futurologists to predict what the unimaginably distant year of […]

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An "Unearthly Thing," Wisconsin 1896 from The Harbinger

Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Sentinel-20 December 1896 Ghost of Stump Lake Deerfield, Wis., Dec. 19. – A ghost story told by Widow Olson of Stump lake is more difficult of solution than any yet published. Mrs. Olson and her 14-year-old son were living on the south shore of Stump lake, which, before the mill dam at the lower end was washed out, […]

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Viking Found Organics on Mars, Experiment Confirms

Viking Found Organics on Mars, Experiment Confirms

NASA Image More than 30 years after NASA's Viking landers found no evidence for organic materials on Mars, scientists say a new experiment on Mars-like soil shows Viking did, in fact, hit pay dirt. The new study was prompted by the August 2008 discovery of powerful oxygen-busting compounds known as perchlorates at the landing site of another Mars probe called […]

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Wellington, West Palm Beach UFO sightings were probably floating lanterns, expert says

Wellington, West Palm Beach UFO sightings were probably floating lanterns, expert says

Glowing orange and red lights floated across parts of Florida's sky New Year's weekend, including in the Wellington and West Palm Beach areas, setting off a state of wonderment among witnesses. But those UFOs weren't so unidentified after all. The drifting bulbs and streaks were probably floating lanterns, said Brian Vike, founder of the paranormal blog The Vike Factor, which […]

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