Relax! NASA Says A Giant Asteroid WILL NOT Destroy The Earth This September!

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(PCM) Conspiracy theorists were in a tizzy as internet rumors began swirling that a giant asteroid was careening towards the Earth and that we were due for a global catastrophe that could possibly end human life as we know it. NASA has now put those fears to rest letting everyone know that as far as they know the world will not be coming to an end next month as they see no asteroid in sight that would impact the Earth in that particular time frame.

In a statement NASA says “There is no scientific basis — not one shred of evidence — that an asteroid or any other celestial object will impact Earth on those dates ( between Sept. 15 and 28, 2015)”. The rumors stated that the asteroid was scheduled to make its’ impact with the Earth somewhere near Puerto Rico between Sept. 15 and 28, 2015, destroying swaths of North, Central and South America in its’ wake.

There even happens to be a Near-Earth Object office manned by NASA whose job it is to watch, track and categorize any type of asteroids or comets that happen to pass by within 300 million miles of the Earth. NASA goes on to say that not a single one of the identified objects even has a slight chance of impacting the Earth anytime within the next century.

NASA is even currently hard at work on a protection plan for Earth should a crisis with an asteroid or other celestial body come close to impact called the Asteroid Redirect Mission. They are developing a “gravity tractor” technique that would be able to divert the asteroid from coming into contact with the Earth’s surface.

So, relax everyone! NASA has it covered and we can rest assured that global dissemination will not occur next month, at least not in the form of a flying space object!

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Is It Possible That Gluten Sensitivity Doesn’t Exist?

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(PCM) It seems now that the very same researchers who discovered evidence of non-celiac gluten sensitivity have recently discovered that it actually doesn’t exist. In fact their new findings are completely opposite to what was initially discovered. The researchers completed a follow-up study to the one that was completely back in 2011 that founded the theory that diets that contain gluten can be the cause of gastrointestinal distress in people without celiac disease, which is an auto-immune disorder fueled by gluten.

Gluten is a protein that is heavily present in food such as wheat, barley and grains. After the news of the findings back in 2011 that gluten could also cause health issues for people not suffering from celiac disease, the gluten-free food industry skyrocketed. Sales of gluten-free products could hit $15 billion by 2016, while on 1% of Americans actually suffer from celiac disease, nearly 30% are keeping a gluten-free diet.

The gluten protein is found in any normal diet for the average person, so researchers, no satisfied with the initial theory that gluten was the culprit behind the gastrointestinal problems that many people were suffering from decided to test the theory once again. Those who participated in the new research study were given  high-gluten, low-gluten, and no-gluten (placebo) diets, without knowing which diet plan they were on at any given time. In the end, all of the treatment diets – even the placebo diet – caused pain, bloating, nausea, and gas to a similar degree. It didn’t matter if the diet contained gluten.

The new study speaks for itself in proving that there was indeed no precise correlation between consuming gluten and suffering from gastrointestinal issues. In fact there could be other dietary triggers that have been wrongly interpreted as gluten-sensitivity that are the ultimate cause of the person’s gastrointestinal distress.   So, be careful of falling on the gluten-free bandwagon as the cause of your gastrointestinal issues could just be all in your head.

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Drinkable Book Filter Helps Bring Clean Water To Areas Around The Globe

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(PCM) Scientists have now developed a “drinkable book” with pages that have the ability to filter water of impurities for those that do not have access to safe and clean water.

The book page filters were tested at 25 contaminated water sources in South Africa, Ghana, and Bangladesh and were able to filter 99% of bacteria and contaminants out of the water.

Dr. Teri Dankovich of Carnegie Mellon University is the scientist behind the new invention and claims it is aimed for individuals living in developing countries. She notes that 663 million people around the globe do not have access to clean drinking water and this invention would be of great service to that group of individuals.

All someone has to to do to use the filter is tear out one of the book pages, place it in a simple filter holder and pour water through it from area streams, rivers or wells which will then be cleaned and safe for consumption. The paper filters are coated with silver or copper ions, which are absorbed by the microbes.

Each book page filter has the ability to clean over 100 liters of water, which mean that one book could potentially filter water for one person for up to four years.  It is not known just how well the book page filters are able to kill certain viruses, but they do have the ability to filter out and kill most bacteria found in contaminated water.

 

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Meet The Flying Spaghetti Monster In Real Life

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(PCM) An incredibly bizarre looking deep-sea creature has been spotted by BP workers off the coast of Angola that is being dubbed the Flying Spaghetti Monster due to its’ uncanny resemblance to the satirical internet deity who shares the same name. The internet Flying Spaghetti Monster is a God-like creature that oversees carbon dating, and looks like spaghetti and meatballs. The Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster was established, and Pastafarians still spread the gospel of the Flying Spaghetti Monster throughout the nation. 

The creature that was recently discovered is believed to be part of the Bathyphysa conifera species and was spotted about 4,000 meters under the water’s surface. The creature is actually a colony of individual animals, with specialized functions. They cannot survive on their own and must travel together in the pack that resembles long strands of spaghetti tangled up together. 

See the creature is action below:

 

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The World’s Most Priceless Gemstone Has Been Unearthed!

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(PCM) Many would be under the impression that some rare and large diamond would be the world’s most expensive gemstone, however wait to you get a load of the “Virgin Rainbow” a gemstone that was recently unearthed in South Australia. 

The “Virgin Rainbow” has now earned the title of world’s most expensive gemstone, as it is an extremely rare opal that is worth over $1 million. It will make its’ very first public appearance at the South Australian Museum this September. 

It is unclear just why the gemstone has been named “Virgin Rainbow”, but one could guess that because of all the various colors swirled together it does create a rainbow-like effect.  The stone actually consists of dinosaur fossils that have opalized over millions of years. 

Opal is created when water and silica mix together to form a gel that flows into rocks and fossils. When the gel hardens you get the mythical looking stone that has just been unearthed. 

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Mars Curiosity Rover Spots A Strange Figure On The Red Planet

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(PCM) Social media is buzzing after NASA released an image that was captured by the Mars Curiosity Rover that appears to show a woman wearing some sort of cloak staring at the Rover from a distance. The post has been titled “Alien Woman on Mars Watching Rover From Hill” and has been circulating various UFO and space related websites. It certainly has a lot of people talking however many also question the validity of the image. 

Many feel that it is indeed a cloaked Martian woman watching the Rover, others feel it is a left over statue from some great society, while majority feel that it is just a piece of dirt from the planet’s surface that just so happened to take on the form of a woman. 

What do you think?  Is there life on Mars? 

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