10k-Year-Old Rock Paintings Depicting Aliens & UFOs

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Chhattisgarh state department of archaeology and culture plans to seek help from Nasa and Isro for research on 10,000-year-old rock paintings depicting aliens and UFOs in Charama region in Kanker district in tribal Bastar region… ‘The findings suggest that humans in prehistoric times may have seen or imagined beings from other planets which still create curiosity among people and researchers. Extensive research is needed for further findings. Chhattisgarh presently doesn’t have any such expert who could give clarity on the subject,’ Bhagat told TOI.” w/ photos

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World’s Oldest Bottle Of Mineral Water

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The world’s oldest bottle of mineral water has been uncovered from the depths of the Baltic Sea by Polish. The 200-year-old flask, described as in a ‘good condition and still corked’, has the name ‘Selters’ inscribed in its stoneware. Polish archaeologists found the 12 inch bottle in shipwreck lying 40ft below water in the Gdańsk Bay close to the Polish coast… Apart from the ancient flask, the team managed to recover parts of ceramics, a small bowl and a few pieces of dinnerware.” w/ photos + videos

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Scientists Discover Alien Color So Dark The Human Eye Can’t See It

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“A British company has produced a ‘strange, alien’ material so black that it absorbs all but 0.035 per cent of visual light, setting a new world record. To stare at the “super black” coating made of carbon nanotubes – each 10,000 times thinner than a human hair – is an odd experience. It is so dark that the human eye cannot understand what it is seeing. Shapes and contours are lost, leaving nothing but an apparent abyss.” w/ photos

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Dubai To Build The Biggest Mall On The Planet

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“Dubai is already home to the tallest tower in the world, so it was just a matter of time until the glitzy emirate planned another record-breaking construction. Its next project involves building the largest shopping mall om the planet, complete with climate-controlled streets, the world’s largest indoor theme park and 100 hotels and apartments. In fact, the ambitious emirate has dubbed the project a ‘temperature-controlled pedestrian city’. Occupying 48 million square feet, the Mall of the World will also contain health resorts, theatres, a Celebration Steet modelled on the Ramblas boulevard in Barcelona and ‘retail streets network’ that will stretch over four-and-a-half miles.” w/ photos

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U.S Seen As Biggest Oil Producer After Overtaking Saudi Arabia

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The U.S. will remain the world’s biggest oil producer this year after overtaking Saudi Arabia and Russia as extraction of energy from shale rock spurs the nation’s economic recovery, Bank of America Corp. said. U.S. production of crude oil, along with liquids separated from natural gas, surpassed all other countries this year with daily output exceeding 11 million barrels in the first quarter, the bank said in a report today. The country became the world’s largest natural gas producer in 2010. The International Energy Agency said in June that the U.S. was the biggest producer of oil and natural gas liquids. “The U.S. increase in supply is a very meaningful chunk of oil,” Francisco Blanch, the bank’s head of commodities research, said by phone from New York. “The shale boom is playing a key role in the U.S. recovery. If the U.S. didn’t have this energy supply, prices at the pump would be completely unaffordable.” w/ photos

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A Way To Fix Faulty Genes

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Scientists from many areas of biology are flocking to a technique that allows them to work inside cells, making changes in specific genes far faster — and for far less money — than ever before. ‘It’s really powerful, it’s a really exciting development,’ says of the University of Massachusetts Medical School. He won the in 2006 for that also lets scientists modify how genes work. But, Mello says, this new genetic tool – known as CRISPR for — is more powerful, ‘because now you can essentially change a genome at will to almost anything you want. The sky’s the limit.” w/ photos

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Standstill Tornado

“Photographer Reed gets dangerously close to a tornado that’s set itself in the middle of a Kansas field. But amazement turns to horror when the twister begins to move toward Reed.” — Storm

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Twelve-Fingered Family

“A Brazilian family with a rare genetic disorder giving six fingers on each hand has become a symbol of their nation’s hopes to bring home Brazil’s sixth world cup title.” — AP

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