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'Secret Shark' Discovered  At Aquarium

'Secret Shark' Discovered At Aquarium

Aquarium staff in Blackpool were stunned to discover a shark they did not know about had been living undetected in one of their tanks for years. Staff at the resort's Sea Life Centre were baffled when two shark eggs were discovered in a tank occupied by resident sharks which give birth only to live young. The centre's marine experts now […]

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World to end on Saturday, say  New York preachers

World to end on Saturday, say New York preachers

It's raining in New York, and everyone tries to get out of the rain. Not Manny. Unflappable, he stands on a corner with his umbrella, warning people that on Saturday, May 21, the world will end. All over New York, preachers armed with T-shirts, brochures, books and posters are preaching the end of the world. Using a complex numerical calculation […]

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Solar storms will peak in 2013 and wreak havoc on Earth's electrical communications,

Solar storms will peak in 2013 and wreak havoc on Earth's electrical communications,

Solar storms could have 'devastating effects' on human technology when they hit a peak in two years' time, a leading scientist has warned. U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration assistant secretary Kathryn Sullivan said the storms pose a growing threat to critical infrastructure such as satellite communications, navigation systems and electrical transmission equipment. Solar storms release particles that can temporarily […]

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Beer for Space Tourists

Beer for Space Tourists

Credit: Vostock Beer NASA may still frown upon knocking back a cold one during spaceflight, but Australians can now sample the world's first beer designed for consumption by high-flying space tourists. The Australian brew, called Vostok “4 Pines Stout” Space Beer, contains both high flavor and low carbonation. Its rich chocolate and caramel flavor aims to remedy a supposed reduction […]

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Xtra UFO Headlines 18/05/2011

Xtra UFO Headlines 18/05/2011

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Spectacular image of the Northern Lights

Spectacular image of the Northern Lights

If this stunning image of the Northern Lights looks too good to be true, then that might be because it is… almost. Photographer Stephane Vetter combined six exposures to capture not only two green auroral rings, but also their reflections off Iceland's largest glacial lake. He took his photographs during a visit to the lake, Jökulsárlón, two months ago. In […]

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Cult leader claims to be Christ

Cult leader claims to be Christ

He is the charismatic preacher who claims to be Jesus Christ returned to Earth. She, meanwhile, tells followers she is the repentant prostitute Mary Magdalene, the woman who first saw the risen Messiah standing by the empty tomb. But it is perhaps no surprise that the Australian authorities remain unconvinced by this somewhat far-fetched declaration of the second coming. They […]

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Mummified Princess had coronary heart disease

The diagnosis is more than 3,500 years late, but no less stunning for all of that. An Egyptian princess who lived between 1580 and 1550 BC has become the earliest person in human history to be diagnosed with coronary heart disease, according to computer scans presented at a medical conference this week. “We can't be sure what she died of, […]

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Mastodon skull  discovered in Chile

Mastodon skull discovered in Chile

A perfectly preserved skull of a mastodon — a relative of today's elephant — was found here during excavation work at a water treatment plant, one of the scientists involved in the discovery said Tuesday. “This is the remains of a gomphothere (mastodon) skull in optimal condition,” paleontologist Rafael Labarca told AFP about the discovery of the animal, which had […]

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God Particle Mystery May Soon Be Solved

God Particle Mystery May Soon Be Solved

CERN The search for the Higgs Boson could be over by the end of 2012. Physicists believe that by the end of 2012 they will be able to determine whether a theorized particle called the Higgs boson, which has unleashed a gruelling decades-long hunt, exists or not, they said on Tuesday. “I'm pretty confident that towards the end of 2012 […]

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