Wednesday, January 27, 2010

There's some ill planet reigns

Ya know how you randomly surf the news websites when you’re taking a mental health break at your desk? Yeah—well you can find some really weird shit.

Here’s some goodies I came across today:

Channeling your inner alien? Maybe, scientists say
By RAPHAEL G. SATTER, Associated Press Writer Raphael G. Satter, Associated Press Writer – Tue Jan 26, 9:26 pm ET
LONDON – For decades, scientists have scanned the heavens in search of extraterrestrial life. Perhaps they should have looked closer to home. Variant life forms — most likely tiny microbes — could still be hanging around "right under our noses — or even in our noses," Paul Davies, an award-winning Arizona State University physicist, told a group of scientists Tuesday.

This could explain the sinus issues I’ve been having for over a year now. I had visions of little creatures making floorplans and rearranging furniture in my nostrils.

By Ian O'Neill Mon Jan 25, 2010 02:06 PM ET
Although we are
currently eying Mars as a possible destination for a human expedition, it doesn't mean we are going to be landing on a hospitable planet. It's freezing cold, dry, humming with radiation and there's nothing but dust. Lots and lots of dust.
Now scientists at the University of Vermont think they have a solution to the dust problem: acoustic levitation, a method that could -- quite literally -- lift dust off any desired surface.

I soooo want this for my apartment—it might help evict the aliens from my nose….


  1. These are good to know!! That explains my allergies as well. ROFL!!