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Standing By Helplessly – Waiting for the Inevitable
They knew it was coming. They knew it would be large and that it would be devastating. They just didn’t know quite when it would strike or exactly where. They also did not know what could be done in the short term to minimize the loss of life and property damage that would inevitably result.

That’s why they met in Kathmandu – as it turns out – just one week before the 7.8 magnitude temblor struck on Saturday. The international team of 50 experts in earthquakes and the social sciences assembled to discuss the dangers and the possibilities for minimizing the damage and recovery process.

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27-04-2015
Weekender: Going Green
Hemp Field
Trees are going up in China even as they are coming down along the Amazon and in Indonesia’s Sumatran and Kalimantan provinces. Vegetation is increasing in Russia as abandoned farmlands regrow their forests. And because of increases in rainfall – grasslands have increased in Australia, Africa and South America.

Collectively, the carbon storage capacity of this biomass has increased by 4 billion tons since 2003, according to a recent study published in the journal, Nature Climate Change. And China is leading the way with its Great Green Wall project located in Northern China.

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24-04-2015
UFO Over Hotel in Virginia Beach
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This object is not acting like a drone, a balloon or any natural object. It could be a simple CGI effect, but if so an additional effort has been made to cue the comments of the witnesses. Unlikely to be a CGI effect. Witness states that this was made over the Westin Hotel in Virginia Beach on April 18 at midnight. B--Likely True

If you know of any other such sightings in the area, please write unknowncountry@unknowncountry.com
24-04-2015
Further Strange Synchronicities: Whitley and Jeremy are Beginning to Wonder...
On  March 27, Whitley Strieber and Jeremy Vaeni discussed some strange synchronicities involving Jeremy's show the Experience and Whitley's life. Bizarrely, the synchronicities continued and became even stranger. Listen in as they discuss some of the high strangeness revolving around the Experience arriving on Unknowncountry.com.
23-04-2015
Super Natural: A New Vision of the Unexplained

I have completed Super Natural with my collaborator, Jeff Kripal, the Religion Chair at Rice University. It's going to be published by Tarcher/Penguin in February of 2016.

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23-04-2015
Turning People Into Robots – Step-by-Step-by-Step
How would you like little electronic impulses to guide you on your way? Never mind the nudge of hunches and intuition. Forget the danger and bother of attending to Siri’s synthetic voice and frequently faulty instructions. Why not wear your directional signals in your underwear – in advance of getting them implanted – for streamlined living and flawless navigation?

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23-04-2015
TriciaMccannon
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23-04-2015
The Psychic Universe
Wednesday April 22, 2015
Is the physical universe embedded in a psychic universe emanating from a spiritual one? According to Chris Leask's experiences, the answer is yes. We will explore his experiences and the implications, including, in the second half of the show for subscribers, one that may have involved host Jeremy Vaeni.

22-04-2015
Another Pro Gets a UFO Photo, this Time over Rome
Surprisingly, this is the second time in a week that we find ourselves publishing a UFO story on the main site. Our policy is to reserve these stories for our Out There section unless there is a level of professional involvement and virtual certainty that the object cannot be explained. This is such a story. The photographer, who wishes to remain anonymous, has been confirmed by the Mediterranean UFO Center to be a professional celebrity photographer. He was shooting footage of a passing airliner from his patio in Rome when the object briefly appeared. He did not notice it while making the video.

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22-04-2015
Nature's Early Warning System
Forecasting major climactic and geologic events by observing animal behavior in the wild is a way of life for nature-based cultures. Modern science, however, has largely ignored the potentially life-saving value that could be derived from studying Nature’s early warning system.

Now, however, increasing numbers of researchers are employing the scientific method – along with advanced technology – to quantify the necessarily anecdotal evidence of changes in animal behavior in advance of a significant event. They are also seeking to arrive at a consensus regarding causation.

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21-04-2015