The last couple days, this has been floating around the Associated Press:
WASHINGTON -- Four months after the end of World War II, five Navy bombers took off into sunny skies from Fort Lauderdale on a routine training mission, never to be seen again. Soon after, a rescue plane was sent to find them. It, too, vanished.
Now a new NBC News investigation marking the 60th anniversary of Flight 19's disappearance in the Bermuda Triangle is rekindling speculation on what happened that day. The anniversary also prompted a resolution in Congress by Rep. Clay Shaw, R-Fort Lauderdale, to commemorate the mission's 27 vanished pilots and crewmembers.
"Perhaps someday we will learn what happened and lay this mystery to rest," Shaw said Thursday, a day after the resolution passed the House 420-2.
The idea that the House passed a Bermuda Triangle resolution boggles my mind, and I've done much searching trying to uncover just what this resolution could possibly entail. I have had absolutely no luck, only finding the original AP article and press releases about both NBC and the SciFi Channel's Bermuda Triangle coverage. I'd really like to know the details of this resolution, and whether or not those 2 lone naysayers will be getting political backlash in the future.
Scary smoker guy voice-over: "Alistair Hoel (L-Wa) voted against the Bermuda Triangle resolution in 2005. He wants our military personnel to depart this plane of existence for a much more horrifying and mysterious one -- one that can only be reached by GETTING LOST IN THE BERMUDA TRIANGLE. Do you want our troops to face unknown horrors beyond the Triangle?"
DUBLIN (Reuters) - Teenage angst and clashes with authority may be caused by changes in youngsters' brains during puberty, but luckily for harassed parents the problems pass.
The ability of boys and girls to decode social cues and recognize emotions, particularly anger and sadness, dips between the ages of 12 and 14, researchers at University College London and the Institute of Child Health have discovered.
"It would appear that this is a function of the development of their brain at that time," Professor David Skuse, of the group's behavioral science unit, told a conference on Thursday.
"It is a real biologically based phenomenon from which, fortunately, they recover," he added.
Cool kids get in a lot more trouble than the nerds do.
That's the conclusion of a study at the University of Virginia. It finds that popular teens are much more likely to drink, smoke marijuana, shoplift and vandalize property than their less-popular peers.
The study was based on surveys of 500 Charlottesville-area middle school students.
Researchers say results of their study contradict traditional views about the benefits of being one of the "cool kids" in school.
The lead investigator said, "We tend to think if kids are well-liked by their peers, that provides a safety net for them."
A new study shows that patients are often influenced by advertisements for medications that they see on TV and in magazines -- often to the point that they question their doctor's wisdom.
The study participants filled out a 17-item questionnaire that asked about their exposure to drug ads and how they felt about it.
Among the findings:
Nearly 60 percent said they'd seen ads that mentioned the drugs they were taking.
About 23 percent said the ads made them wonder if they had a different condition.
More than 50 percent wondered whether another medication might be better to treat their condition.
Two-thirds of the participants discussed their concerns with their doctor, Burke says. About half of these people were put on a new drug and about one-third of these new medications were the ones mentioned in the advertisements.
I'm usually the first person pointing out the absurdity of pharmaceutical companies hawking their wares on tv and radio, but a study like this just seems like a big waste of time. All that the data really shows is that people are in fact influenced by the advertising they are subjected to -- something the advertisers already know, otherwise they wouldn't waste their time. One disturbing thing this study does show though, is just how willing doctors are to change your medication to suit what you the drug companies think you need to be taking. That's pretty sad.
It's a real shame that the pharmaceutical companies are just out to make a buck, maybe they'd have some disease cures to advertise on tv instead of focusing on making your penis harder and to delay ejaculation.
Recent findings from the South Wales Family Study suggest that the quality of relations between parents not only affects children's long-term emotional and behavioral development but also affects their long-term academic achievement.
According to scientific discovery, garlic widens arteries subsequently improving blood flow to the groin. It is also known to boost creation of nitric oxide, a chemical involved in triggering erections.
A compound taken from male sweat stimulates the brains of gay men and straight women but not heterosexual men, raising the possibility that homosexual brains are different, researchers in Sweden reported on Monday.
AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - Texas lawmakers sent a message to the state's high school cheerleaders on Wednesday: no more booty-shaking at the game.
The state's House of Representatives voted 85-55 to approve a bill that would forbid sexy cheers and give the Texas Education Agency authority to punish schools that allow "overtly sexually suggestive" routines at football games and other events.
The proposal must go to the Texas Senate for consideration.
"People are calling and telling me how disgusting it is to see sexually suggestive routines on the part of marching units or cheerleaders," said State Rep. Al Edwards, a Houston Democrat who sponsored the bill.