03 August, 2017 in

Jim Marrs dead at 74, R.I.P.

Jim Marrs dead at 74, Rest in Peace
Dececmber 5, 1943 - August 2, 2017

09 July, 2017 in , ,

Kesha Recounts UFO Experience

Kesha: Rainbow album artwork

Kesha has good reason to feature several spaceships on her Rainbow album cover: she apparently experienced a UFO sighting.

The singer behind the emotional new ballad "Praying" recounted the far-out experience in a new interview on the Zach Sang Show. She didn't mention an actual encounter with any extraterrestrials, but she did see what looked like "little balls of fire in the sky."

"I was in Joshua Tree, totally sober, let me preface -- completely f---ing sober ... I think people would be like, 'She was on acid' or something. I wasn't. I was on nothing. I was a totally sober Sally, just a lady in the desert," Kesha said. "I look up in the sky and there's a bunch of spaceships."

The story continued: "I swear to God, there were like five to seven, and I don't know why I didn't like try to take a picture of it -- I just looked at it. I was sitting on a rock, and I was like, 'What in the hell is that?' I was trying to figure it out, and then they went away. And then they came back."

The pop star went on to say that "they came back in a different formation" than the one they were in previously. "I was like, 'Those are f---ing aliens.' They were spaceships!"

Fans might recall an Instagram post in May that hinted at this happening: "ufos are real. i have seen them. not playing," she wrote at the time.

That sighting wound up being a defining moment that partly influenced the theme of Rainbow, due out Aug. 11. Kesha even titled one of the album tracks "Spaceship."


31 May, 2017 in ,

A 110 Million Year Old Dinosaur Still Has Its Skin!


Some 110 million years ago, this armoured plant-eater lumbered through what is now western Canada, until a flooded river swept it into open sea. The dinosaur’s undersea burial preserved its armor in exquisite detail. Its skull still bears tile-like plates and a gray patina of fossilized skins.

For paleontologists the dinosaur’s amazing level of fossilization—caused by its rapid undersea burial, is as rare as winning the lottery. Usually just the bones and teeth are preserved, and only rarely do minerals replace soft tissues before they rot away. There’s also no guarantee that a fossil will keep its true-to-life shape. Feathered dinosaurs found in China, for example, were squished flat, and North America’s “mummified” duck-billed dinosaurs, among the most complete ever found, look withered and sun dried.

This remarkable fossil is a newfound species (and genus) of nodosaur, a type of ankylosaur often overshadowed by its cereal box–famous cousins in the subgroup Ankylosauridae. Unlike ankylosaurs, nodosaurs had no shin-splitting tail clubs, but they too wielded thorny armor to deter predators. As it lumbered across the landscape between 110 million and 112 million years ago, almost midway through the Cretaceous period, the 18-foot-long, nearly 3,000-pound behemoth was the rhinoceros of its day, a grumpy herbivore that largely kept to itself. And if something did come calling, perhaps the fearsome Acrocanthosaurus, the nodosaur had just the trick: two 20-inch-long spikes jutting out of its shoulders like a misplaced pair of bull’s horns. 

(Note: All the images are of high quality)