Tattoos are all the rage at MIT these days: researchers at the university have recently produced prototypes that point to the future of biotech, from electronic tattoos that serve as interfaces to tattoos that change color based on body chemistry. The latest? A tattoo made of living ink–genetically programmed cells that activate when exposed to different types of stimuli. While right now that means they light up when they come in contact with particular molecular compounds, there are exciting potential applications: the tattoos could be designed so that they respond to environmental pollutants or changes in temperature. That means that sometime in the future, we could all be walking around with living, responsive tattoos that tell us when it’s not safe to go outside because air pollution levels are dangerous, or even just act as a temperature gauge right on your body [or perhaps communicate with the Antichrist’s system?].
IS HELL ENLARGING ITSELF (ISAIAH 5:14)? Scientists Capture Mysterious Hum From Deep Inside Earth… And No One Knows What It IsDecember 14, 2017
Scientists have captured a mysterious hum coming from deep inside the Earth, but they are still no closer to working out what it is. It has long been known that the Earth constantly generates a low-frequency vibrational signal. The first attempt to detect this hum was made in 1959, but it wasn’t until 1998 that scientists finally proved its existence. Since then, there have been hundreds of attempts to record the Earth’s hum, but they have all been made using seismometers on land.
- December 14, 2017
In the southern Egyptian city of Luxor, site of the ancient metropolis of Thebes, two new artifacts have been added to a place that is already crowded with mysteries of Egypt’s distant past. On Saturday, the country’s Ministry of Antiquities announced the excavation of two small tombs from about 1400 BC containing a trove of unexplained funeral treasures. The burial sites are located on the western bank of the Nile river, the water source that played such a central role in ancient Egyptian life and culture. The cemetery, or necropolis, in which the tombs are located is a known burial place of top officials from the 18th dynasty, according to AP. “It is truly an exceptional day,” said antiquities minister Khaled El-Enany in the announcement. Although the tombs were known about, this occasion marks the first moment that modern archaeology finally stepped inside, said El-Enany.
- December 14, 2017
An asteroid that is the third largest ever discovered and is “potentially dangerous” is set to whizz past Earth this week and will bring with it a dazzling meteor shower. The asteroid known as 3200 Phaethon will zoom past Earth on December 17 which NASA has described as a “potentially hazardous asteroid”. At five kilometres wide, the asteroid is one of the largest ever discovered in our solar system and is approximately half the size of the space rock which helped to wipe out the dinosaurs 66 million years ago. Asteroid 3200 Phaethon will zoom past Earth at a distance of just 0.069 astronomical units (AU) – one AU is the distance between the Earth and the sun – or 6.4 million miles and in astronomical terms is practically a hair’s width. The space rock has been named after the son of the Greek sun god Helios who pulled the Sun across the sky.
COUNTING DOWN TO “THE DAY THE EARTH STANDS STILL” OFFICIAL DISCLOSURE? Mystery Surrounds NASA’s Alien-Hunting “Major Announcement” COMING THURSDAYDecember 12, 2017
Nasa is set to make a ‘major’ announcement in its hunt for alien life on Thursday. Very few details have been revealed about the briefing this week, which will take place via teleconference on at 1:00pm ET (6:00pm GMT). However, Nasa says the news will focus on work done by its Kepler planet hunting telescope which has been working with Google’s AI system to find potentially-habitable worlds. The Kepler mission has spotted thousands of exoplanets since 2014, with 21 Earth-sized planets now known to orbit within the habitable zones of their stars. The briefing is likely to reveal Nasa’s best look yet at possible alien planets.
IN PREPARATION OF “MESSIAH’S” ARRIVAL: 250 Major Israeli Rabbis Bless Trump In Manner Of Biblical JoshuaDecember 12, 2017
Over two hundred prominent Israeli rabbis sent a letter of gratitude to President Donald Trump, blessing him in the manner that God blessed Joshua as he led the Jews into Israel and stating that Trump’s acknowledgement of Jerusalem as Israel’s eternal capital assures him a permanent place in the annals of Jewish history. “You have a rare privilege now to be the first president to spearhead the recognition of Jerusalem as the eternal capital of the State of Israel,” the rabbis wrote. “We merit living in a generation in which prophecies are being fulfilled, one after the other,” the letter continued, emphasizing that Trump is playing his role in that process. “The presidents of America merited standing by Israel in actualizing the prophecy of the return to Zion and the building of the State of Israel.