Scientists Are Working on Robots to Explore ‘Voids’ in the Great Pyramid

There’s more to explore in the Great Pyramid at Giza, but scientists may need some help from robots to do it.

Researchers have used muon detectors and thermal imaging to discover two previously unknown voids in the Great Pyramid. The larger void is around 98 feet long, while the smaller one is a corridor of uncertain length. Experts are conflicted on whether the spaces were purposely designed to hold anything or not.

Because scientists can’t just take apart the pyramid, they’re working on tiny robots that can enter the smaller void and see what’s there. Glenn and Stu talked about this unique story on today’s show.

“First, we want to send a ‘scout robot,’ which is basically a pan-tilt camera with a lot of lights fitted in a tube-like robot,” researcher Jean-Baptiste Mouret told Live Science. “The goal is to survey what is on the other side of the wall and get high-resolution pictures.”

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GLENN: There's a couple of cool science stories. One is -- have you heard about the big void in the pyramid? The Great Pyramid of Giza?

STU: Yes. I've heard of it.

GLENN: All right. So there's the Grand Gallery. Which is, you can walk through this grand gallery that goes up to -- I don't even know. I think it's the burial chamber or whatever the hell it is. And right above it is -- what they're calling a big void. It's this gigantic room in the middle of the pyramid that they didn't know was there. And they've only found it through new techniques of being able to scan the pyramid. And they can see this huge void, but they don't know what it is.

And it's at an angle. It appears to be at an angle, which would mean it's another great gallery, another staircase, which would lead you into yet another void, which might be something else that we don't know is in there. There's two of these rooms.

You know, to find it, you would have to take the pyramid apart. Here believes cool signs. They're taking a blimp, a little blimp, and they're rolling it up. They're taking a teeny digital camera, high definition camera and a teeny, teeny light. And then a blimp. And they're wrapping it around a pole. They're going to drill a hole up into the void. They're going to shove that blimp up, fill it with helium, and then it will take off. The light will go on. And it will survey this whole thing with high-definition camera, so we don't ever have to go into it. You'll be able to see what's in it.

STU: Plus, whatever is in there, can't escape. Because that's the more important thing.

GLENN: Right. Right.

STU: Unless, of course, it can sneak out of the little drill hole.

GLENN: A teeny little -- or it might -- maybe what's left in there is a little, teeny blimp pilot.

STU: Terrible.

GLENN: That would be awful.

STU: That's the last thing you would want in there. Would be a tiny blimp pilot.

GLENN: Just waiting. Just waiting.

STU: For some idiot culture to stick a blimp up there.

GLENN: He's been walking around for like 5,000 years going, nobody is this stupid. Like there's a blimp going to show up all of a sudden.


STU: The worst thing would be to torture him because he would be able to fly the blimp, but there would be no hole big enough to get it out. So it would just be a pilot.

GLENN: To get the blimp out. You'll just be bumping up against the side. I'll ram it really hard this time.


GLENN: All right. So --

STU: Probably wouldn't work.

GLENN: No. Uh-uh. Uh-uh. But we'll see him. We'll see him. He'll be like a little Keebler elf.

STU: We all know what will be inside there, right? Which is nothing. There will be a giant bunch of nothing in there.

GLENN: Maybe we can put Giraldo Rivera in there for some other culture to find.


STU: It's just a collection of Giraldo Rivera selfies with his shirt off at 70. What if we find out he's not 70, and he's like 5700?

GLENN: And he escaped from a little drill hole in the other pyramid.

There's also this: The shield that protects the earth from solar radiation is under attack from within. We can't prevent it, but we should prepare. This is the subheadline that is coming from scientists all around the world. They are saying that, you know, every -- what is it? Every 200,000 or 300,000 years, the poles shift, a polar shift.

And north becomes south, south becomes north. And it flips. When that happens, some people say, that's where the continents all broke apart at one point.

But it happens about every 300,000 years. Well, it's been 780,000 years since that's happened. So we're well overdue. Scientists are now saying, that polar shift is beginning to happen. And if it does, with the solar winds and everything else, we could be out of power worldwide for several months.

Panic, everybody! No. Don't. Just recycle. Just recycle.

'The Handmaid's Tale' got it right, just with the wrong religion

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Just in case The Handmaid's Tale's heavy-handed message wasn't already heavy-handed enough, a recent episode made it clear there's always room for further hysteria. Particularly, in relation to depictions of a “patriarchal society" run by Christian doctrine and determined by men — oh those dastardly men.

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The show appropriates Margaret Atwood of the same name, depicting a totalitarian society led by Christian doctrine in which women's bodies are controlled, and they have no rights. The story sounds familiar, but not in the same way Atwood and the show's creators have so smugly assumed.

Just as tone-deaf as 4th wave feminism itself, and tone-deaf in all the exact same places. Most notably, the show's heavy-handed indignation toward Christianity. Toward the patriarchy. Toward conservatives and traditional values. And just like 4th wave feminism, the show completely overlooks the irony at play. Because there is a part of the world where women and children are being raped and mutilated. In fact, in this very real place, the women or girls are often imprisoned, even executed, for being raped, and they are mutilated in unspeakable ways.

Theirs is a cruel, bloody, colorless life.

There is a place, a very real place, where women are forced to cover their entire bodies with giant tarp-like blankets, which is all the more brutal given the endless heat of this place. There is a place where women literally have one-third of the rights of men, a place where women are legally, socially and culturally worth less than men.

They cannot drive cars. They cannot be outside alone. They cannot divorce, they cannot even choose who they marry and often, they are forcibly married at a young age.

They are raped. A lot. Theirs is a cruel, bloody, colorless life. This is the life of tens, perhaps hundreds of millions of women. And, I'll tell you, their religion isn't Christianity.

Science did it again. It only took 270 million years, but this week, scientists finally solved the mystery that has kept the world up at night. We finally know where octopuses come from: outer space. That explains why they look like the aliens in just about every alien movie ever made.

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It turns out octopuses were aliens that evolved on another planet. Scientists haven't determined which one yet, but they've definitely narrowed it down to one of the planets in one of the galaxies. Hundreds of millions of years ago (give or take a hundred), these evolved octopus aliens arrived on Earth in the form of cryopreserved eggs. Now, this part is just speculation, but it's possible their alien planet was on the verge of destruction, so Mom and Dad Octopus self-sacrificially placed Junior in one of these cryopreserved eggs and blasted him off the planet to save their kind.

This alien-octopus research, co-authored by a group of 33 scientists, was published in the Progress in Biophysics and Molecular Biology journal. I'm sure you keep that on your nightstand like I do.

Anyway, these scientists say octopuses evolved very rapidly over 270 million years. Which sounds slow, but in evolutionary terms, 270 million years is like light speed. And the only explanation for their breakneck evolution is that they're aliens. The report says, “The genome of the Octopus shows a staggering level of complexity with 33,000 protein-coding genes — more than is present in Homo sapiens."

Lucky for us, they landed in the water. Otherwise, we might be octopus pets.

They mention that the octopus' large brain, sophisticated nervous system, camera-like eyes, flexible bodies and ability to change color and shape all point to its alien nature. Octopuses developed those capabilities rather suddenly in evolution, whereas we're still trying to figure out the TV remote.

These biological enhancements are so far ahead of regular evolution that the octopuses must have either time-traveled from the future, or “more realistically" according to scientists, crash-landed on earth in those cryopreserved egg thingies. The report says the eggs arrived here in “icy bolides." I had to look up what a “bolide" is, and turns out it's a fancy word for a meteor.

So, to recap: a long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, an alien race of octopuses packed their sperm-bank samples in some meteors and shot them toward Earth. Lucky for us, they landed in the water. Otherwise, we might be octopus pets.

President Trump's approval rating is rising, and Democrats — hilariously — can't seem to figure out what's going on. A few months ago Democrats enjoyed a sixteen point lead over Republicans, but now — according to CNN's recent national survey — that lead is down to just THREE points. National data from Reuters shows it as being even worse.

The Democratic advantage moving towards the halfway mark into 2018 shows that Republicans are only ONE point behind. The president's public approval rating is rising, and Democrats are nervously looking at each other like… “umm guys, what are we doing wrong here?"

I'm going to give Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi a little hint. We know that the Left has enjoyed a “special relationship" with the media, but they might want to have a sit down with their propaganda machine. The mainstream media is completely out of control, and Americans are sick of it. We're DONE with the media.

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Look what has been going on just this week. The president called MS-13 gang members animals, but that's not the story the media jumped on. They thought it was more clickable to say that Trump was calling all immigrants animals instead. In the Middle East, the media rushed to vilify Israel instead of Hamas. They chose to defend a terror organization rather than one of our oldest allies.

Think about that. The media is so anti-Trump that they've chosen a violent street gang AND A GLOBAL TERROR ORGANIZATION as their torch-bearing heroes. Come on, Democrats. Are you seriously baffled why the American people are turning their backs on you?

Still not enough evidence? Here's the New York Times just yesterday. Charles Blow wrote a piece called "A Blue Wave of Moral Restoration" where he tried to make the case that the president and Republicans were the enemy, but — fear not — Democrat morality was here to save the day.

Here are some of these cases Blow tries to make for why Trump is unfit to be President:

No person who treats women the way Trump does and brags on tape about sexually assaulting them should be president.

Ok, fine. You can make that argument if you want to, but why weren't you making this same argument for Bill Clinton? Never mind, I actually know the reason. Because you were too busy trying to bury the Juanita Broaddrick story.

Let's move on:

No person who has demonstrated himself to be a pathological liar should be president.

Do the words, “You can keep your doctor" mean anything to the New York Times or Charles Blow? I might have saved the best for last:

No person enveloped by a cloud of corruption should be president.

I can only think of three words for a response to this: Hillary Frigging Clinton.

Try displaying a little consistency.

If the media really wants Donald Trump gone and the Democrats to take over, they might want to try displaying a little consistency. But hey, maybe that's just too much to ask.

How about starting with not glorifying terrorist organizations and murderous street gangs. Could we at least begin there?

If not… good luck in the midterms.

In the weeks following President Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital, the mainstream media was quick to criticize the president's pro-Israel stance and make dire predictions of violent backlash in the Middle East. Fast forward to this week's opening of the US Embassy in Jerusalem and the simultaneous Palestinian “protests" in Gaza.

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Predictably, the mainstream media chastised Israel for what they called “state-sanctioned terrorism" when the IDF stepped in to protect their country from so-called peaceful Palestinian protesters. Hamas leaders later admitted that at least 50 of the 62 Palestinians killed in the clashes were Hamas terrorists.

“In our post-modern media age, there is no truth and nobody even seems to be looking for it …. This is shamefully clear in the media especially this week with their coverage of the conflict between the border of Israel and the Gaza strip," said Glenn on today's show. He added, “The main media narrative this week is about how the IDF is just killing innocent protesters, while Hamas officials have confirmed on TV that 50 of the 62 people killed were working for Hamas."

The mainstream media views the Palestinians as the oppressed people who just want to share the land and peacefully coexist with the people of Israel. “They can't seem to comprehend that in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, only one side is actively trying to destroy the other," surmised Glenn.

Watch the video above to hear Glenn debunk the “peaceful Palestinian protest" fallacy.