As if growing working artificial brains and implanting fake memories that never happened were not enough awesomely disturbing scientific breakthroughs, scientists have now created “the world’s first living organism that has a fully synthetic and radically altered DNA code.” Although the godlike feat has only been performed using a small microbe, the possibilities for what may eventually be achieved with this technology are thought-provoking and, in some ways, frightening.
It sounds as though the idea was pulled straight from a Hollywood movie script, but Russian billionaire Igor Ashurbeyl is really, in actuality, building a “Noah’s Ark” in space for 15 million Earthlings to escape Earth and begin a brand new civilization on space arks. The cosmic endeavor, although still in its early stages, has already accrued 300,000 sign-ups from hopeful future citizens, and has formed its own flag, national anthem, and parliamentary committee…
In recent news that will probably not surprise anyone, a new Gallup poll has revealed that two-thirds of Americans believe the government is not being completely transparent about their UFO knowledge. The poll also includes some interesting statistics about UFOs and the American public, including the break down of how many citizens believe UFOs are really alien spacecraft, how many think the UFO phenomenon has a logical explanation, and how many have personally witnessed an unidentified flying object for themselves.
Flat Earth enthusiast 'Mad' Mike Hughes hopes to once again take to the skies inside of a homemade rocket at a launch scheduled for this weekend. The 'self-taught rocket scientist' made worldwide headlines last year when, after a series of failed attempts, he successfully soared nearly 2,000 feet into the air via a steam-powered craft that he built himself in an attempt to prove that the planet is flat. Having come away from the stunt largely unscathed, Hughes reportedly plans to up the proverbial ante with another launch this month.
A new government document reveals the astonishing news that the FBI has begun to consider fringe conspiracy theories as a type of domestic terrorist threat. Although details are still emerging, the commencement of this policy has allegedly already come with an undisclosed number of arrests. Should all conspiracy theorists be worried?
If you’ve been on Facebook at all this week (and who hasn’t) you’ve probably encountered a barrage of photos of your friends and family looking like they’ve aged 50 years (and really, really badly). You haven’t fallen into a time slip - it’s actually the latest social media fad brought to you by the artificially intelligent photo editor app known as FaceApp. For many, the app offers some funny opportunities to try on different face-altering filters and share the shocking results online. For others, the app is a controversial tool to steal privacy and data mine.
You may heard the term “Reptilian” in paranormal, cryptid, and alien conspiracy circles, but what are they, exactly? The Reptilian concept was brought to popularity by David Icke in his 1999 book The Biggest Secret: The Book That Will Change the World. In the book, Icke posits that society could be controlled by humanoid reptiles, generating the term Reptilians. While it may sound like a really strange and even unbelievable theory (but isn’t that the nature of conspiracy theories?), there are many who hold it as truth, with approximately 12 million Americans believing there is a conspiracy against humans perpetrated by the Reptilians.
The devastating Mandalay Bay Massacre happened well over a year ago, but the investigations and the questions left in its wake still continue. One such ongoing investigation returned a verdict only recently, in January 2019, when three independent mock juries ruled that the MGM Resorts International-owned Mandalay Bay Hotel was negligent in the mass shooting, for failing to prevent the catastrophe. The mock jury rulings came after MGM Resorts International took unprecedented action in July 2018, and sued over 1,000 victims of the Las Vegas massacre, in an effort to avoid liability.