Fruit flies do it. Tiny northern wheatears do it. Even salmon in the seas do it. All navigate using Earth’s magnetic field. In fact, hundreds of animals migrate this way, some over long distances. But one species has always been excluded from this electromagnetic orienteering club: Homo sapiens. Men and women show no evidence of possessing internal compasses, researchers have insisted. But now this view is being challenged. In a paper in the journal eNeuro, scientists at the California Institute of Technology report evidence that men and women’s brains respond to changes in magnetic fields and these alternations could allow them to differentiate north from south and navigate without compasses. “We have found proof that humans possess a definitive sixth sense – magnetism,” said project leader Professor Joseph Kirschvink. “This sensory modality is real. It could explain why some people have better senses of direction than others, for example. It might … [Read more...] about The sixth sense: can humans detect the Earth’s magnetic field?
It’s obvious Theresa May has no intention of compromising, and is playing another game with her cross-party talks. She is still trying to run down the clock and push her heavily defeated dodgy deal through – having asked for a short extension that has already been predicted and rejected by the EU. We don’t need to “ask” Europe for an extension since the House can revoke Article 50 and re-invoke it anytime. If that doesn’t happen, we could now very easily crash out of the EU without a deal on Friday – even though the vast majority of MPs would prefer one of the soft Brexit options to both May’s deal and a no-deal hard Brexit. It’s very easy for MPs to rank their Brexit choices so the most popular eventually comes to the top – with transferable votes or multiple rounds seeing the least voted for knocked out (like leadership contests). A customs union or common market 2.0 would likely prevail, shining a light on the only … [Read more...] about Letters to the Editor: The Tories’ attitude towards Brexit shows they’re not putting the country’s interests first
China’s Inner Mongolia region reported on Saturday a case of human infection with the H7N9 bird flu virus, Trend reports citing Xinhua news agency. The same bird flu strain killed almost 300 people in the country during the winter of 2016/2017. The patient, an 82-year-old man, was receiving treatment and local authorities disinfected his home and the surrounding area. The local government said people who had had contact with the man had shown “no abnormalities”, Xinhua reported. Follow Trend on Telegram. Only most interesting and important news … [Read more...] about China’s Inner Mongolia reports human infection of H7N9 bird flu virus
A 'human pup' who says he has never felt like a man eats his meals out of a dog bowl, wears a dog mask and often barks at, licks and bites friends. Kaz James, 37, claims he's felt like a dog since childhood and says he always felt 'weird' and unable to relate to others before finally allowing his pup persona to shine through in his late teens. The store manager, from Salford, Greater Manchetster, has had help from an online 'pup play' community and open-minded friends to transition from part-time pooch to confident canine. The self-professed 'full-time orange, brown and camo K9' unleashes his doggy personality by barking at friends, carrying items with his teeth and snacking on Bonios. Outside of work he can be found in customised rubber outfits, masks, dog leads, harnesses and even a bespoke £2,000 fur suit. "I didn't ever feel like a human, I always felt like a dog that was really out of place," he said. "I never really had a name for it, being a pup wasn't a thing I knew about. … [Read more...] about Man who ‘never felt human’ now lives his life as a dog in £2,000 fur suit
0 Have your say An ex-Sunderland MP who has refused to name living suspects accused of involvement in the Birmingham pub bombings faced anger from bereaved relatives campaigning for justice for their loved ones. Former Sunderland South MP Chris Mullin was branded a "disgrace to the human race" as he was confronted outside the fresh inquests into the IRA bombings - and was told he had "done nothing" for the 21 people killed in November 1974. The 71-year-old - whose research into the atrocities helped free six wrongly-convicted men - was shielded by security guards as he left the inquests on March 27.Amid scenes which could not be reported until Friday's conclusion of the inquests due to potential prejudice to the jury, the former Labour MP for Sunderland South appeared shaken by shouts of "scum" and "disgrace".Video footage of the incident shows a security guard losing his footing as he tries to usher Mr Mullin away.Justice campaigners Julie, Jayne and Brian … [Read more...] about Ex-Sunderland MP branded ‘disgrace to the human race’ for refusing to name Birmingham bombings murder suspects