Unsolved mystery

What were these gold spirals for?

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Archaeologists Baffled By 2,000 Tiny Gold Spirals Discovered In Denmark A press release from the National Museum of Denmark reveals this mysterious find. Thousands of tightly-wound gold wires, each about one inch long, appears to have been buried in a box aged around 900 BC. Nearly 2,000 small gold spirals from the Bronze Age have come to…

Seahorse Key island’s birds mysteriously abandoned their nests

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Where did all the birds go? Mass animal death stories typically get picked up by “apocalyptic news” sites and spread anti-scientific fear. But this case, which I haven’t seen getting traction on such sites (though it might be), is, for this environmentalist, more than a little disturbing. Thousands of little blue herons, roseate spoonbills, snowy…

Apocalyptic sounds 2015: The world is a noisy place

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The “trumpets of the Apocalypse” story is going around again. A two year old video that collected a series of clips (some are admitted hoaxes, others are dubious) is recirculating via email and social media with a purpose that seems to be simply to make gullible people nervous. Snopes debunks it. snopes.com: People Hearing Apocalyptic Sounds…

Investigation after babies sickened after immunization shot; two dead (UPDATE)

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UPDATE 14-May 2015 We have an update to this story. It appears that the illnesses are consistent with bacterial infection of an as yet unknown origin. El director general del instituto, José Antonio González Anaya, aseguró que las vacunas contra hepatitis B que se aplicaron a 52 niños en la comunidad La Pimienta, no ocasionaron…

Joni Mitchell’s health scare brings Morgellons condition back into the news

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Legendary folk singer Joni Mitchell’s emergency hospital trip this week has brought Morgellon’s disease back into the media eye. What Is Morgellons? Singer Joni Mitchell’s Disputed Diagnosis – NYTimes.com. Joni Mitchell, 71, was taken to a hospital in Los Angeles on Tuesday after she was found unconscious at her Los Angeles home. In recent years, the…