DECLASSIFIED: US Army’s Top Secret Arctic City Under the Ice

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TweetYumIt’s not every day the one has the opportunity to observe the construction of a secret underground base. This video is an actual declassified US Army film, documenting the nuclear-powered construction process of Camp Century, beneath the ice of central Greenland. The base was constructed in the late 1950s, during the height of the Cold […]

Scientists Plan to Create New Bird Flu Strain in Lab

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TweetYumScientists who sparked an outcry when they created easier-to-spread versions of the bird flu want to try such experiments again, this time using a worrisome new strain known as H7N9. Since it broke out in March in China, the bird flu strain has infected more than 130 people and killed 43. Such research is allowed […]

Bird Flu Researchers Push to Make Virus More Deadly

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TweetYumIn a letter published today in the nation’s two most prestigious scientific journals — Science and Nature — bird flu researchers say they need to perform research on the H7N9 virus that would make it more dangerous. The researchers say that’s necessary in order to prepare for its possible spread between humans [because they’re obviously […]

Choose Your Own Crime Stats

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TweetYum Crime stats they’d rather you not hear. https://www.facebook.com/AmidstTheNoise https://twitter.com/AmidstTheNoise Sources: FBI Uniform Crime Reports Table 1 http://www.fbi.gov/about-us/cjis/ucr/crime-in-the-u.s/2011/crime-in-the-u.s.-… FBI Uniform Crime Reports Table 16 http://www.fbi.gov/about-us/cjis/ucr/crime-in-the-u.s/2011/crime-in-the-u.s.-… FBI Uniform Crime Repots Table 8 http://www.fbi.gov/about-us/cjis/ucr/crime-in-the-u.s/2011/crime-in-the-u.s.-… Crimes Detected in England and Wales 2011/2012 http://www.homeoffice.gov.uk/publications/science-research-statistics/researc…    

Countdown to a black hole show

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TweetYumResearchers are watching the first scenes of a cosmic show that’s expected to heat up over the next year as a giant gas cloud approaches the supermassive black hole at the center of our galaxy. The impending collision was the subject of a research paper published in Nature last December, and now Youris.com, the European […]