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Welcome. The True Strange News Archives is a 20+ year grab-bag of generally positive news and interesting stuff. Discover and explore unusual science breakthroughs, odd ideas and unlikely true events from around the world. Purposefully ad free, pure education/entertainment, because that’s the way the Internet began.

Topanga Canyon UFO

My boyfriend and I were on our balcony when I looked up and noticed a stationary object in the sky. We live east of Los Angeles where we have been among many to see UFO’s of the San Gabriel Mountains. This is our fifth sighting this year but this is the first one we have… Read More »

Scientists find one of most massive objects in universe

Through the thick fog of our own galaxy, astronomers have spotted an ultimate prize: one of the largest-known structures in the Universe. Called the Vela supercluster, the newly discovered object is a massive group of several galaxy clusters, each one containing hundreds or thousands of galaxies. … Kraan-Korteweg and her team published their discovery of… Read More »

“Continuous” nuclear fusion comes one step closer

Researchers at a California lab have got one step closer in achieving self-sustaining nuclear fusion. If successfully harnessed, fusion – the process which powers the sun – could become an unlimited, and crucially, cheap source of energy. In order to become a viable, sustainable form of energy, power plants driven with fusion would need to… Read More »

Extraterrestrial Intelligence Overwhelmingly Likely to be Post-Biological

During an epoch of dramatic climate change 200,000 years ago, Homo sapiens (modern humans) evolved in Africa. Several leading scientists are asking: Is the human species entering a new evolutionary, post-biological inflection point? Paul Davies, a British-born theoretical physicist, cosmologist, astrobiologist and Director of the Beyond Center for Fundamental Concepts in Science and Co-Director of… Read More »

What Our Brains Can Teach Us

AFTER President Obama’s recent announcement of a plan to invigorate the study of neuroscience with what could amount to a $3 billion investment, a reasonable taxpayer might ask: Why brain science? Why now? Here’s why. Imagine you were an alien catching sight of the Earth. Your species knows nothing about humans, let alone how to… Read More »

“Stop and frisk” police tactic violated constitutional rights, federal judge says

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg blasts the judge’s ruling on the NYPD’s “stop and frisk” tactic, saying “the judge clearly telegraphed her intentions” before the start of the trial.The New York Police Department’s “stop and frisk” tactic, under which millions of mostly black and Hispanic people have been questioned by police over the past… Read More »

Scientists Create First Lab-grown Limb

Researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) have taken the first step toward developing artificial, lab-grown limbs, building a rat forelimb with functioning vascular and muscular tissue. This experimental approach could be applied to the limbs of primates – creating replacement limbs suitable for transplantation, a challenge because of the composite nature of limbs. “Limbs contain… Read More »

NASA: New planet forming far from its star “shouldn’t exist”

Extrasolar planet spotted by Hubble “shouldn’t exist” according to current planet formation theories. The TW Hydrae protoplanetary disk is much wider than our solar system. The gap in the TW Hydrae disk produced by a suspected planet resides 7.5 billion miles from the star. At this distance, the planet would orbit beyond our Kuiper Belt,… Read More »

Woman Says She Could See, Smell God

A woman who said she saw, heard, spoke with and even smelled God during a near-death experience in 2009 recounted her experiences on an episode of Fox News’ “Fox and Friends” on Tuesday. Crystal McVea, an Oklahoma native, said she spent time in heaven when she went into full respiratory arrest after a medical procedure… Read More »

Elastic Electronics – Stretchable Gold Nanoparticle Networks

Flexible electronics are now one step closer to being a reality thanks to new research from the University of Michigan — the researchers there created an extremely stretchable electrical conductor out of networks of gold nano-particles embedded in elastic polyurethane. “Polyurethane studded with gold nanoparticles can conduct electricity even when stretched to more than twice… Read More »

Subterranean Telescope Sees Humanity’s First Cosmic Neutrino?

Catching a glimpse of even regular neutrinos – low-energy particles generated in the atmosphere – is difficult enough, but spotting a “cosmic neutrino” left over from the Big Bang has been downright impossible. That is until this cubic kilometer buried under Antartica’s frozen wastes started looking. Known as the IceCube Neutrino Observatory, this $279 million… Read More »