A researcher of the Planetology Institute at Stuttgart University has determined that a Tibetan statue brought to Germany by a Nazi expedition has some extraterrestrial origins. The statue of a Buddhist god wearing a swastika was taken in 1938 by a team of Nazis and remained in private hands until 2007. After some analysis, Elmar Buchner discovered that the statue was actually carved from a meteorite. "It is rich in nickel, it is rich in cobalt,” he said. “It is the rarest type of ... Read More
A plane en route to the Mount Everest region crashed outside of Kathmandu, Nepal, killing all 19 people on board earlier today. Officials say that the Sita Air flight, which was headed to Lukla, a gateway for Mount Everest, came down minutes after taking off, crashing into the bank of the Manohara River, where it caught fire. No official cause of the crash has been determined, but after noticing a series of strange movements, air traffic control contacted the pilots, who said they had hit a vu... Read More
Police in Rogers, Arkansas, are searching for the culprit behind two separate dart attacks that took place on Wednesday of last week. The victims, both women, were on the street when a car slowed and fired a dart from the passenger side with what police believe to have been a blow gun. The first victim was struck in the back while using a crosswalk. The second was struck in the neck and was taken to a nearby hospital to have the dart removed.
A human finger found in a trout's stomach in Idaho belongs to a wakeboarder who suffered an accident more than two months ago. Angler Nolan Calvin was cleaning a fish that he caught at Priest Lake on September 11 when he found the finger. He called the Bonner County sheriff's office, where detectives were able to use fingerprinting to match the digit to Haans Galaasi, of Colbert, Washington. "The sheriff called me and told me he had a strange story to tell me," Galassi told the Associated Pres... Read More
Worldwide fuel usage in road transportation will double by 2050 without new emissions standards, according to a new study. The report, authored by the International Energy Agency, says that affordable technology to reduce emissions already exists but that policies still need to be enacted to encourage business and consumers toward more efficient fuel-usage behaviors. The IEA recommends “fuel taxes, CO2-based vehicle taxes, fuel-economy standards and better product labeling.” Rich E... Read More