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Astronauts prepare for year-long space trip

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TWO astronauts are set to blast off for the longest ever space mission, on a trip designed to prepare for possible future expeditions to the Moon, Mars and asteroids. Roscosmos’ Mikhail Kornienko and NASA’s Scott Kelly will embark on a…

Specter greets Santa

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WAS Jersey City visited by the Ghost of Christmas Past? Or was Santa touched by an angel? In this photo taken at the Historic Jersey City and Harsimus Cemetery, what appear to be white, ghostly hands reach out and touch…

The ‘alien bird’ that terrified Australia

IN 1927, a strange, little known event shook the Australian town of Fernvale. Approximately 37 miles west of Brisbane and along the Brisbane River, Fernvale is located at the southern end of the region of Somerset. Like most UFO-related incidents,…

Bizarre and unpredictable

IT’S been three years since the former “supreme leader” of North Korea, Kim Jong-il, died. Since his youngest son Kim Jong-un succeeded him in late 2011, numerous occasions have seen Kim Jong-un assume a bizarre leadership. In January this year,…

Scientists challenge Yeti DNA results

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DNA thought to be from an extinct polar bear in the Himalayas might actually belong to something else. Professor Bryan Sykes made headlines last year when he DNA tested suspected Yeti hair samples from Ladakh and Bhutan and found that…

Rare rock with 30,000 diamonds discovered in Russia

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HERE’S the perfect Christmas gift for the person who has everything: A red and green rock, ornament-sized, stuffed with 30,000 teeny-tiny diamonds. The sparkly chunk was pulled from Russia’s huge Udachnaya diamond mine and donated to science (the diamonds’ tiny…

The Chase Vault (Moving coffins of Barbados)

THERE is a vault in a West Indies cemetery that prefers its coffins in disarray. An entire family was buried within -- the Chase family. One by one, family members both young and old would die and be carefully placed…

Poltergeist forces family to flee home

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A POLTERGEIST that has forced a terrified Carlisle family to flee their home is to be “cleansed” by a vicar. Spooky happenings prompted Allison Marshall, 27, to bundle her family out of the house along Mardale Road, Raffles, in the…

The Devil’s hoofprints

ON Feb. 9, 1855, in the county of Devon, England, residents were mystified when they awoke to find strange tracks in the snow--tracks unlike any animal tracks they’d seen before. As groups of people across multiple villages spanning some 40…

Methane found on Mars

NASA’s exploratory rover has discovered mysterious ‘belches’ of methane gas on the surface of Mars. Methane is a particularly important find because on Earth more than 90% of all methane gas is produced by living organisms. Its confirmed discovery on…

The haunted castle of Oldenburg Princess

THE right for long-term rent of Castle of Oldenburg Princess of the 19th century -- one of the main sightseeing sites of the Voronezh Region of Russia -- has been put out for tender. According to psychics and ufologists, the…
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