Culture: June 2017 Archives

NASA Denies That It's Running a Child Slave Colony on Mars, Daily Beast

"A report on Alex Jones' InfoWars claiming child sex slaves have been kidnapped and shipped to Mars is untrue, NASA told The Daily Beast on Thursday. "There are no humans on Mars. There are active rovers on Mars. There was a rumor going around last week that there weren't. There are," Guy Webster, a spokesperson for Mars exploration at NASA, told The Daily Beast. "But there are no humans."

Keith's note: President Trump is a big fan of this website, so I guess NASA needs to update its teen outreach (and capture) programs.

Keith's update: I was just interviewed by BBC Live at Five about this nonsense. Audio below.

The Wild Conspiracy Theory That NASA Is Faking Its Mars Rover Missions In Canada, Mashable

"Apparently, a lot of people are convinced that NASA's Mars missions are a big hoax, and that the space agency's rovers are actually sending back photos from an island in Canada. Obviously NASA says this is complete nonsense. The conspiracy theory has been making the rounds for at least two years, with YouTube videos and blog posts on fringe websites arguing that NASA is faking the images on Devon Island."

Keith's note: I have been to Devon Island 3 times - twice for a month at a time. That's me posing with a Mars "rover" on Devon Island. His name was Quimmiq. Sorry conspiracy loons, no faked Mars rover pics.

Gwyneth Paltrow's Goop gets called out by NASA over healing stickers, CNN Money

"NASA just called out Goop, the movie star's lifestyle brand, over wearable healing stickers that it promoted on its website. In a post on Thursday, Goop said that the stickers, which are sold by a group called Body Vibes, are "made with the same conductive carbon material NASA uses to line space suits so they can monitor an astronaut's vitals during wear." The wearables, which cost about $60 for a pack of 10, come "pre-programmed to an ideal frequency" and "promote healing" by tackling "imbalances," the website claimed. But NASA told CNNMoney it doesn't use carbon material to line its suits, and its current spacesuit has no carbon fibers in it at all."

Body Vibes

"Body Vibes use an exclusive material originally developed for NASA. This waterproof, carbon fiber compound can hold specific frequency charges that naturally stimulate the human body's receptors."



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