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Former Sen. Claiborne Pell, who died on New Year’s Day, will probably be best remembered for the student grant program that bears his name. But Cold War aficionados may remember the six-term senator from Rhode Island for his preoccupation with remote viewing -- and his fears of an extrasensory perception gap with the Soviet Union.


Posted: 1/6/2009 12:00:00 AM   Reads: 201   Submitted By: jeff   Source: blog.wired.com Category: Remote Viewing

General Motors, teetering on the brink of insolvency, has taken the extraordinary step of calling on employees and dealers to personally urge lawmakers to approve another loan package that might keep the beleaguered automaker from going under.


Posted: 11/12/2008 12:00:00 AM   Reads: 183   Submitted By: jeff   Source: blog.wired.com Category: Conspiracy Theories

General Motors, teetering on the brink of insolvency, has taken the extraordinary step of calling on employees and dealers to personally urge lawmakers to approve another loan package that might keep the beleaguered automaker from going under.


Posted: 11/12/2008 12:00:00 AM   Reads: 198   Submitted By: jeff   Source: blog.wired.com Category: Conspiracy Theories

Optical-scan machines made by Election Systems & Software failed recent pre-election tests in a Michigan county, producing different tallies for the same ballots every time, the top election official in Oakland County revealed in a letter made public Monday.


Posted: 11/3/2008 12:00:00 AM   Reads: 213   Submitted By: jeff   Source: blog.wired.com Category: Conspiracy Theories

In the video, after Waybright demonstrates the phenomenon on the uncalibrated machine, he calibrates the machine and votes again. But even though the machine is supposed to be fixed at that point, it appears to record a vote incorrectly.


Posted: 10/29/2008 12:00:00 AM   Reads: 187   Submitted By: jeff   Source: blog.wired.com Category: Conspiracy Theories

PALO ALTO, California -- Georgia residents Matthew Whitton and Rick Dyer say they’ve found Bigfoot -- and not only that, they say they have his body. They just didn’t happen to have the creature’s corpse with them for their press conference Friday.


Posted: 8/15/2008 12:00:00 AM   Reads: 204   Submitted By: jeff   Source: blog.wired.com Category: Cryptozoology

The lander was assembled in a chip fabrication-style clean room, said Race, and thoroughly cleaned afterwards. A few microbial spores inevitably make it through, or are picked up during launch -- "but what’s probability that it will stay through launch, go through re-entry, and stay on the spacecraft?" she said. "And then, if it gets jostled off, could it survive? And grow and reproduce?


Posted: 8/4/2008 12:00:00 AM   Reads: 350   Submitted By: jeff   Source: blog.wired.com Category: Mars Anomalies

Rumors are flying this weekend that Mars Phoenix has made a major discovery relating to the potential for life on Mars.


Posted: 8/3/2008 12:00:00 AM   Reads: 380   Submitted By: jeff   Source: blog.wired.com Category: Mars Anomalies

There is water ice on Mars within reach of the Mars Phoenix Lander, NASA scientists announced Thursday.


Posted: 6/19/2008 12:00:00 AM   Reads: 208   Submitted By: jeff   Source: blog.wired.com Category: Space

That strikes me as deeply weird. I don’t even have a snarky quip, much less an explanation. What do you think, Wired Science readers? Why are less-educated Republicans more likely to agree with the global scientific community than their more-educated political counterparts, and vice versa among Democrats?


Posted: 5/14/2008 12:00:00 AM   Reads: 194   Submitted By: jeff   Source: blog.wired.com Category: Conspiracy Theories