Bids for ‘Nintendo PlayStation’ console have already reached $350,000

Bidding for the only known ‘Nintendo-PlayStation’ prototype console – the result of a failed partnership between Nintendo and Sony in 1991 – is already up to $350,000 (£268,000).  The super-rare console, which is being sold with a Sony-branded SNES controller and cartridge that enables CD-Rom functionality, only went up for bids on Thursday. Potential buyers … Read more

US Air Force pilot sends engagement ring into space in out-of-this world marriage proposal 

Setting the bar VERY high! US Air Force pilot sends engagement ring into space in out-of-this world marriage proposal Stuart Shippee, from Missouri, proposes to Marie Lisman with weather balloon He attaches an imitation engagement ring to payload and launches it into sky Weather balloon travels more than 90,000ft into atmosphere before it bursts By … Read more

Scientists discover a ‘consciousness switch’ in the brain

Scientists discover a ‘consciousness switch’ in the brain that triggers waking when it is zapped with electricity and ‘could even bring people out of comas’ Brain area called the central lateral thalamus found to activate consciousness Electrode with 50Hz of electricity woke monkeys from general anaesthetic  When the electricity was turned off the monkey went straight … Read more

The Sun’s light will be SUPERCHARGED when it dies and destroy the asteroid belt, study finds

When our Sun dies it will take the Solar System’s asteroid belt with it. A new study suggests that when a star’s life ends, its luminosity increases ten-thousand-fold – which is strong enough to obliterate the asteroid belt into small dust particles. Researchers believe this event will occur ‘quickly and violently’ with all but the … Read more

Iron Age temple near Jerusalem challenges the Biblical claim that Solomon’s Temple stood alone

An Iron Age temple discovered at Tel Motza, near Jerusalem, calls into question the Biblical claim that Solomon’s temple was alone in the ancient Kingdom of Judah. Solomon’s Temple — which is also known as the First Temple — stood from the 10th Century BC until its destruction by Nebuchadnezzar II in 586 BC. According to … Read more