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Category: Crop Circle

Children of the Corn

by 5ocietyx

Interesting research from the University of Colorado Boulder suggesting altruism exists in corn plants:

“The researchers looked at corn, in which each fertilized seed contained two “siblings” — an embryo and a corresponding bit of tissue known as endosperm that feeds the embryo as the seed grows, said CU-Boulder Professor Pamela Diggle. They compared the growth and behavior of the embryos and endosperm in seeds sharing the same mother and father with the growth and behavior of embryos and endosperm that had genetically different parents.

“The results indicated embryos with the same mother and father as the endosperm in their seed weighed significantly more than embryos with the same mother but a different father,” said Diggle, a faculty member in CU-Boulder’s ecology and evolutionary biology department. “We found that endosperm that does not share the same father as the embryo does not hand over as much food — it appears to be acting less cooperatively.”

Quite what this says for Monsanto’s GM corn remains to be seen, but could their bio-engineered master race be poised to take over the indigenous corn populations of the world? We at 5ociety X remain skeptical about the future.

taken from –

http://www.colorado.edu/news/releases/2013/02/01/can-plants-be-altruistic-you-bet-says-new-cu-boulder-led-study

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Barbury Castle crop circle decoded

by 5ocietyx

Barbary castle crop circle

Barbary Castle crop circle, photo by 5ocietyx

A crop circle appeared on the 1st of June 2008 in a barley field near Barbury Castle in Wiltshire, England, measuring 150 feet in diameter and correctly representing the first 10 digits of the irrational constant pi.

The grooves in the circle spiral outwards with steps at various points along the way. These steps occur at particular angles — the circle is divided into 10 equal segments of 36 degrees each. Starting at the centre, you can see that the first section is 3 segments wide. Then there is a step and underneath this step is a small circle. This is the decimal point. The next section is 1 segment wide and then there is another step. The following section is 4 segments wide, and so on until the final number encoded is 3.141592654.

“The fact that the Pi decimal point is included and there is rounding up to 10 decimal places is to me a little mind boggling!” – Michael Reed,  astrophysicist

The location of the Pi crop circle was 51.488258 degrees north, 1.771964 west

“You can do it on a computer, but you try putting that in a field in the middle of the night and achieving that degree of mathematical accuracy.” Lucy Pringle, crop circle expert

Pringle’s theory is that crop circles are created by a spiralling electromagnetic force that hits the ground for a nanosecond.

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Barbary Castle crop circle, Pi diagram

Barbary Castle crop circle, Pi diagram

Barbary castle crop circle

Croppies investigating Barbary Castle crop circle, photo by 5ocietyx

Barbary castle crop circle

Barbary Castle crop circle outer edge, photo by 5ocietyx

Barbary castle crop circle

Barbary Castle crop circle, photo by 5ocietyx

Barbary castle crop circle

Barbary Castle crop circle, photo by 5ocietyx

Barbary castle crop circle

Barbary Castle crop circle, aerial view

Barbary castle crop circle

Barbary castle crop circle

Barbary Castle crop circle Pi diagram

Barbary Castle crop circle Pi diagram

Mayan Crop Circle at Silbury Hill

by 5ocietyx

Mayan 'apocalypse' crop circle appears at Silbury Hill

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/howaboutthat/5777580/Mayan-apocalypse-crop-circle-appears-at-Silbury-Hill.html

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