‘Hydra’ – an ‘immortal’ species?

Humans and animals achieving immortality?

It may sound far-fetched, as every living thing on Earth ultimately ages and dies within a certain period of time.

Scientists in the United States, however, have discovered one animal species that can live seemingly forever without aging.

In a co-authored paper published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Journal, Pomona College Biology Professor Daniel Martínez caps a decade of research into freshwater polyps – known scientifically as ‘Hydra’ – with a knack for longevity.

The paper, entitled “Constant mortality and fertility over age in Hydra,” shows the freshwater polyps could live…

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Hacker: NASA covering up existence of aliens, UFOs

Gary McKinnon

Aliens from outer space do exist – but the US government is “airbrushing” them out of photos in a massive cover-up, space hacker Gary McKinnon has alleged.

McKinnon, who has been accused by the US government of hacking government and military databases in 2001 and 2002, now claimed to have found evidence that the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) deliberately edits its space images and removes evidence of alien UFOs before releasing the images to the public.

In a recent interview with Youtube channel RichPlanetTV, McKinnon claimed to have found documents and image databases purpoting to the…

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‘Bermuda Triangle’ myth turns 70

Seventy years ago, Flight 19 — five planes on a military training mission from Fort Lauderdale, Florida — simply vanished from the sky with 14 crewmen on board. Nothing was ever known of the planes’ fate, save for the eerie last message from one of the pilots: "Everything looks strange. It looks like we're entering white water. We're completely lost."

And just like that, the legend of the so-called “Bermuda Triangle” was born.

Over the years, the triangular-shaped area at the Atlantic Ocean west of Bermuda Island has been the subject of mystery and wild speculation. It was in…

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Did glaciers or men move Stonehenge?

The giant circular stone formation called Stonehenge, situated in the wilds of Wiltshire, England, has been the subject of mystery for centuries. Until now, scientists and archaeologists are still in debate as to who actually built the giant formation and what it was for.

And as if the mystery’s not enough, scientists seem to be at loggerheads over Stonehenge, as two conflicting theories have arisen about the giant limestones’ origins.

The enigma of how the “bluestones” arrived at Stonehenge was said to have been solved two weeks ago, when experts from the University College London claimed the giant blocks had…

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Middle East geoglyphs could be ‘Prehistoric’

Peru's mysterious Nazca Lines etched into the desert centuries ago may be world famous, but far older geoglyphs have been identified in the Middle East.

Scientists now believe that two wheel-shaped patterns, spotted in Jordan’s Black Desert area, may have been crafted 8,500 years aglo – 6,000 years older than the Nazca lines.

First discovered during World War I, the geoglyphs at Jordan had been described by Bedouins living in the area as “works of old men” – and includes wheels, “kites”, “pendants”., and “meandering walls” ranging in size from tens of meters to several kilometers.

Recent studies from…

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