20 million bacteria-infected mosquitoes have just been released in California. On purpose

It sounds like the plot of a horror movie; a swarm of bacteria-infested mosquitoes unleashed on a town. But it isn’t fiction – it’s actually about to happen in Fresno, a city in California’s San Joaquin Valley.

However, residents won’t be rushing to swat these mosquitoes. They are being deliberately released into the wild to help stop the spread of disease.

Verily, the life sciences arm of Google’s parent company Alphabet, plans to release 20 million mosquitoes in Fresno this summer, in a bid to stamp out one of the most troublesome species – the aedes aegypti.

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20 million bacteria-infected mosquitoes have just been released in California. On purpose

It sounds like the plot of a horror movie; a swarm of bacteria-infested mosquitoes unleashed on a town. But it isn’t fiction – it’s actually about to happen in Fresno, a city in California’s San Joaquin Valley.

However, residents won’t be rushing to swat these mosquitoes. They are being deliberately released into the wild to help stop the spread of disease.

Verily, the life sciences arm of Google’s parent company Alphabet, plans to release 20 million mosquitoes in Fresno this summer, in a bid to stamp out one of the most troublesome species – the aedes aegypti.

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Roswell: Why We Need More Than Just Words

Last week, at his A Different Perspective blog, Kevin Randle wrote an interesting article on one of the more intriguing figures in the Roswell affair of July 1947. It was focused on the words of the now deceased Major Edwin Easley. For those who may not know too much about the history of the Roswell controversy, Easley – who died in 1992 – was the Provost Marshall at the old Roswell Army Air Field when the “Roswell incident” took place. He was a man with a significant position in the military, and someone who had a great deal of responsibility too. As was the case with so many of the Roswell witnesses, Easley spoke about what he knew of the Roswell event later in life. In the case of Easley, we’re talking about very late in life.

The collective interviews that Kevin Randle had with Easley make for intriguing reading. In part, because of what he, Easley, had to say. But, also because of what Easley was determined not to say or discuss. Easley’s words were, and still are, important because of his rank and his credibility as a military officer with the rank of Major. A look at the interviews show that Easley was very uneasy about speaking on what went down on the Foster Ranch, Lincoln County, New Mexico, a couple of hours’ drive from the city of Roswell.

A clearly wary Easley told Randle that he could not talk about what happened, that he had sworn to President Harry Truman that he would not disclose what he knew (although, Randle takes the far more likely and reasonable scenario of one of Truman’s aides having arranged the non-disclosure). Randle asked Easley if the theory he, Randle, was pursuing – the extraterrestrial theory – was the correct one. Easley, in careful words, said that it was not the wrong path to take. This is all very notable. And, Kevin’s article provoked a lively debate in the “Comments” section of Kevin’s blog.

In that same “Comments” section, you’ll see debate on that President Truman angle, on references to “creatures” that Easley mentioned when his life was near its end, and more. But, it’s not so much the Easley affair itself that is the subject of today’s article. Rather, it’s the matter of how, or if, such interviews can help us solve the case, once and for all. It’s important to note that I respect those in the Roswell research who have spent significant time and money to try and get to the heart of the mystery. There is, however, a problem. At least, from my perspective there is. Yes, it’s a good thing – a very good thing – when old-timers come forward telling us what they know about what really happened at the Foster Ranch, more than seventy years ago. But, after more than seventy years, testimony is still all we really have.

We have zero evidence for any theory for Roswell. Ufologists have not proved that aliens crashed on the ranch. I have been unable to prove that a secret experiment was the cause of the legend, but I do believe that’s the answer. The U.S. Air Force concludes that the debris came from a secret Project Mogul balloon. The USAF admits, though, that it has not uncovered any specific documents that actually prove a Mogul balloon came down. The same goes for the Air Force’s “Crash-test dummy” report to explain away the tales of alien bodies: the USAF believes that dummies were the source of the legends of extraterrestrial corpses found in Lincoln County, NM, but no official papers have surfaced to specifically prove that. The Government Accountability Office (GAO), in the 1990s, was also unable to uncover anything specific on Roswell.

So, where does all of this leave us? Well, I’ll tell you: it leaves us with the words of old men and old women. And that’s all. We debate on their words endlessly. But, regardless of how extensive those debates might be, we still don’t have any kind of proof for what happened 71 years ago. The fact is that if the collective field of Ufology is to break the secret of what actually took place back in the summer of 1947, it will take more than just debate and interviews. And it doesn’t matter how significant that testimony is, it will never, ever be enough.

Ufologists need to take a new approach to solving Roswell. I have to admit that I don’t know what that new approach might be. I do know, though, that regardless of how dedicated ufologists in this specific field are, and regardless of how many interviews have been conducted, they have failed to achieve what they sought for: the Roswell truth, the bodies, the craft, the wreckage, and the old files. And, that goes for my research too; not just for the pro-E.T. investigators or the Mogul and dummy proponents. Now, don’t misinterpret my words: the brief statements made by the like of Edwin Easley are significant, very significant. But, the important thing is they don’t open doors.  And, to solve the case, or to take it much further, we need to open doors.

There are dozens and dozens of books out there on the JFK assassination of November 1963 and on the Jack the Ripper affair of 1888. They are filled with interviews, and with decades-old statements (in the Ripper mystery dating back more than a century).  But, no one has been able to make a cast-iron, undeniable, 100 percent provable case for who Jack was or who whacked JFK. Roswell is in that very same category, when it comes to research, interviews, blogging and book-writing: we have got so far, but now we’re stuck. As in completely stuck. We’re forced – time and again – to go over old interviews, to readdress what those interviewees told us, and to provoke near-endless blog comments. Of course, we could go on like that forever. But, that’s not preferable. It’s time for the Roswell UFO research community to come together and try and figure out how we might get the truth. There has to be a way, but so far no one has found it. I hope it can be found.

Steve the Unexplained Glow Cloud Just Got a Lot More Mysterious

Who would have ever thought something named Steve could be so mysterious? Last year, astronomers studying crowdsourced images of auroras noticed that many aurora photographs seemed to also show an eerie purple glow in the skies which seemed to be its own phenomenon separate from the classic northern lights. After poring over thousands of images, University of Calgary’s Eric Donovan finally gave this mysterious phenomenon a name: Strong Thermal Emission Velocity Enhancement, or Steve.

Initially, it was believed that Steve was merely a part of the northern lights given that Steve seemed to coincide with this well-studied atmospheric event. However, after studying Steve for over a year now, scientists believe Steve is not an aurora after all, but its own unique and unexplained phenomenon.

Oh, hey Steve.

Don’t try to put Steve in a box. Like all of us millennials, Steve avoids labels.

According to researchers from the University of Calgary and the University of California, Los Angeles, Steve is his own from of “sky glow” since Steve does not contain the typical charged particles which constitute auroras. “Our main conclusion is that STEVE is not an aurora,” University of Calgary space physicist Bea Gallardo-Lacourt said in a press release. “So right now, we know very little about it. And that’s the cool thing because this has been known by photographers for decades. But for the scientists, it’s completely unknown.”

You do you, Steve.

In a study published earlier this year, scientists found that Steve appears to be caused by fast-moving ions and super-hot electrons passing through the ionosphere. However, the most recent study published this week claims that Steve “might not be associated with particle precipitation” at all but instead may be generated from within the ionosphere itself by “a process unknown by the authors that could produce electron precipitation.” Who knows what further study of Steve might reveal?

Studies like this one give me hope that we actually know next to nothing about this Earth we think we know well. We’ve only had the capability to send scientific instruments and aircraft into the skies or deep under the water for a century or so. Just imagine what tomorrow’s science will reveal.

Trophy Hunter Gored In The Groin Fatally By The Mate Of A Buffalo He Just Killed

There is an old saying that you have probably heard, “What comes around goes around.” It seems as if this saying hits us at the most inconvenient time and it teaches us a life lesson we won’t soon forget. Then again, if somebody else experiences the truthfulness of the saying, we are often happy to see it “come around.” That is certainly the case with this South African hunter who just got a taste of his own medicine in a way that has the Internet smiling.

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Just Released: Elvis And Lisa Marie’s Brand New Duet Is Bringing Everyone To Tears

If you were around 41 years ago, you probably remember a day that shook the world. It was the day that the news broke of Elvis’ death, and it is still something that has left an impression on us down till this day. For many of us, the details of that day may be a bit fuzzy but for one person, it feels like it was yesterday. I’m talking about Lisa Marie, and she dealt with the death in a way that many of us could never imagine.

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NASA Has Just Released 2,540 Stunning New Photos of Mars

If it’s quiet solitude and beauty you seek, there is no better place than the surface of Mars. Mars has earned its moniker as the red planet, but the HiRISE camera aboard NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) can transform the subtle differences of soils into a rainbow of colours.

For 10 years, HiRISE has recorded gorgeous – and scientifically valuable – images of Mars. Its photos are so detailed that scientists can examine the planet’s features at the scale of just a few feet, including the recent crash site of Europe’s Schiaparelli Mars lander.

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This Picture of a Single Atom Just Won a Science Photography Prize

The universe is full of things that are either too big or too small to see with the naked eye. It takes powerful imaging technology — huge telescopes or electron microscopes — to convert these objects into size we can actually comprehend. That’s why this image taken by David Nadlinger from the University of Oxford is so impressive. He took a picture of an atom using an ordinary camera, and the result is mindblowing.

If you look closely, you can see a single strontium ion in the center of this ion trap, between the tips of the two “needle” electrodes.

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Thousands sign petition to let people DRINK red liquid found inside 2,000-year-old Egyptian sarcophagus believing it is the elixir of life while experts say it is just sewage water

  • Thousands sign petition to let people drink red liquid found inside sarcophagus
  • The 2,000-year-old Egyptian coffin was found earlier this month in Alexandria
  • Tongue-in-cheek petition created last week and now has over 11,000 signatures

A petition to let people drink from a red liquid found inside a 2,000-year-old Egyptian sarcophagus has received thousands of signatures.

Speculations about the large black granite sarcophagus quickly started after its opening in the coastal city of Alexandria earlier this month.

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NASA may have just caught a nearby star eating an entire planet

Using Chandra, a team of scientists may have uncovered what caused the star’s most recent dimming event: a collision of two infant planetary bodies, including at least one object large enough to be a planet. As the resulting planetary debris fell into the star, it would generate a thick veil of dust and gas, temporarily obscuring the star’s light.

“Computer simulations have long predicted that planets can fall into a young star, but we have never before observed that,” says Hans Moritz Guenther, a research scientist in MIT’s Kavli Institute for Astrophysics and Space Research who led the study.

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