4 Billion Years to Doomsday: So Says NASA

Better start preparing. According to information gathered from the Hubble telescope, NASA has calculated that the Milky Way and Andromeda galaxies are heading toward each other slowly but surely, and will crash in a direct hit.

Of course, that’s 4 billion years from now, and we might all look like flying toads or something by then.

Even then, the two galaxies are so vast that it’s unlikely the sun or the Earth will be impacted, but we’ll have a much better view at night. Whew! I was worried there for a minute.

Here’s the full article.

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US Navy Develops Robotic Jellyfish

Apparently, the U.S. Navy is working on a robotic jellyfish that can fit in the palm of your hand, power itself indefinitely with ocean water, and can even change its size and shape based in external stimuli, just like a real jellyfish.

And what, pray tell, might these little creatures be used for? Glad you asked. Apparently, potential uses include scouting pollution levels, possible surveillance missions, and who knows what else.

I just hope Dr. Evil doesn’t get his hands on these. This might even top sharks with frickin’ laser beams attached to their heads.

Read the full story here and here.

Astronaut Connects UFOs, Science,and Religion

Check out this fascinating interview with Apollo astronaut Edgar Mitchell, who went to the moon and came back a changed man. A Harvard and MIT educated PhD, this is not the ramblings of some drunken farmer (no offense to drunken farmers).

He claims to have been privy to information about the long rumored alien crash at Roswell, and sheds light on the clandestine MAJESTIC 12 committee appointed by Truman in 1947 to explore the incident.

Even more fascinating is his description of the epiphany he had in space flight, where he made the startling connection between the molecules in the human body and ancient stars galaxies away, transcending both science and religion. Not only that, but he’s discovered ancient transcripts describing this very connection.

Mitchell created the Institute of Noetic Sciences to explore this crossroads of neuroscience, religion, physics, and human consciousness further.