This huge metal, UFO-like object was discovered in Siberia.
But fear not…
It is not what you THINK it is.
[via LiveScience] A metal object the size of a Volkswagen Beetle has been discovered near a remote village in Siberia. Local residents presumed it recently fell to Earth from space, but officials from Russia’s space agency examined the object and said it “is not related to space technology.”
Locals discovered the roughly 200-kilogram (440 pounds) object, which is cylindrical and capped on one end by a ridged dome, March 18 in the forest near the village of Otradnesnky. They attached the “UFO fragment” (as media outlets have called it) to a trailer and dragged it through the snow to their village. They then alerted Moscow authorities, according to a report in Britain’s The Telegraph, and the object was confiscated for inspection.
Following the initial examination, an official for Roscosmos, the Russian space agency, reportedly said: “The object found is not related to space technology. A final conclusion can be made after a detailed study of the object by experts.”
Part of the fragment is made of titanium, according to district officials. Additional tests showed it was not radioactive. [Read More]
Even if it was?
Oh, science is well on it’s way of being able to ‘alter’ you real memories by implanting fake ones.
In other words…
What you think you know, and what really is?
Pretty soon about to be two totally different things altogether.
[via io9] Science Brings Us One Step Closer to Implanting False Memories
Researchers say they’ve succeeded in giving mice a “hybrid” memory that blurs the lines between fantasy and reality. They forced the mice to recall memories while they were already busy forming new ones, by reactivating specific neurons in their brains. This could even represent a step towards implanting full-blown false memories.
And this could mean that you’re even more of an unreliable narrator than you ever realized. Learn to how to hack a memory, below.
Memory formation and memory recollection are incredibly complex neurological processes, and there is much about them that we still don’t understand. One thing we do know, however, is that the neurons that fire when a memory is taking shape will activate again when we go to retrieve that memory later. If you could keep track of which neurons were triggered during the creation of a specific memory (the first time you saw Star Wars, for example) and regulate their activity, you could — to some extent — force yourself to reflect on this past experience at a later date.
Now, Ph. D. candidate Aleena Garner and her colleagues at UC San Diego have used a mouse model to achieve a similar level of neuronal (and memory) control. By labeling the neurons that fire in the brain of a mouse when it is exposed to one environment, and forcing those same neurons to reactivate at a later date in an entirely different environment, Garner’s team has gained unprecedented insight into just how much the formation of a new memory can depend on an old one. [Read More]
That UFO fragment, which you THINK exists?
Will soon be understood to be nothing more than a figment of your imagination.
How do you know it’s not already?