An Iranian businessman claims to have mastered time with a machine that allows users to fast forward up to eight years into the future. The device can predict the future in a print out after taking readings from the touch of a user, he told the Fars state news agency. Razaeghi, 27, said the device worked by a set of complex algorithims to "predict five to eight years of the future life of any individual, with 98 percent accuracy. ... My invention easily fits into the size of a personal computer case and can predict details of the next 5-8 years of the life of its users. It will not take you into the future, it will bring the future to you."
Another paper published by leading climate scientist James Hansen, the head of NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies, says the lower than expected temperature rise between 2000 and the present could be explained by increased emissions from burning coal.
For Hansen the pause is a fact, but it's good news that probably won't last.
International Panel on Climate Change chairman Rajendra Pachauri recently told The Weekend Australian the hiatus would have to last 30 to 40 years "at least" to break the long-term warming trend.
But the fact that global surface temperatures have not followed the expected global warming pattern is now widely accepted.
Research by Ed Hawkins of University of Reading shows surface temperatures since 2005 are already at the low end of the range projections derived from 20 climate models and if they remain flat, they will fall outside the models' range within a few years. read more
PORT ST. LUCIE, Florida -- A teenager is recovering after
police say he shot himself in the penis and testicle while cleaning a gun he just bought.
It happened Thursday morning at a home on the 200 block of Verada Street in Port St. Lucie.
Police say 18-year-old Michael Smeriglio first lied to police saying someone shot him while he was walking down the street. After being questioned by police he admitted to accidentally doing it himself. read more
The founder of the white student union -- which is not recognized by the university -- says white women are the biggest target for crime committed by black men. Now he and his fellow members are standing up against it. read more
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo (D-N.Y.) said Thursday that all options, including confiscation and "mandatory sales to the state," would be on the table next month when the New York State Legislature debates new gun control measures. The comments were specifically aimed at what might happen should stricter rules be imposed on "assault" weapons and high-capacity magazines.
The governor said he plans on proposing a package of gun legislation in his State of the State address on Jan. 9.
"There's a big difference of opinion on these issues," Gov. Cuomo said today during a radio interview with Albany's WGDJ-AM.